Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the Caledonia and the area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Thursday, March 31, 2011
This week's Whiz Kid started working with pine 2 x 4's for a bench and now uses sophisticated tools and exotic hardwoods to create wood pieces of art.
When Sam Shields was 13, he told his dad he wanted to start building things so his father, Van, drove him to Home Depot. They went home with a bunch of pine 2 x 4's, a saw and a power drill among other tools, and Sam got busy building a bench. Van offered Sam $50 for the bench, and the next day Sam announced he was going to make a kitchen table set for the family. "I was supposed to have built the table and chairs with my grandpa," Sam said. "But he had a stroke and we never got to it." Sam's grandfather has since passed away and he left his wood working tools to his grandson. Sam's drive and dedication to learn and improve his skills hasn't wavered. Whiz Kid's Name: Sam Shields Whiz Kid's School: J.I. Case High School, sophomore Whiz Kid'…