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  • Dorothy Elizabeth (Hurd) Richards

    Dec 7, 2023

    Dorothy Elizabeth (Hurd) Richards, 97, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 at the home. She was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Clementon Twp, NJ, the daughter of the late George E. Sr. and Viola M. (Cain) Hurd. On Oct. 9, 1948, she married Richard A. Richards in Berwyn, and they raised their four children in Levittown and Upper St. Clair. He preceded her in death Oct. 17, 2009, following 61 years of marriage. She is survived by their four children: son David Richards...

  • John Edward Baker

    Dec 7, 2023

    John Edward Baker, 70, of Hopewell, went to be with the Lord in his home Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. He was born Sept. 24, 1953, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late John Replogle “Jack” Baker and Joann Marie (Stiffler) Baker of New Enterprise. Ed is survived by his loving wife of thirty eight years, Dora J. “Jeanie” (Conley) Baker. He is also survived by three children: Stacy wife of Robert Snare, Tonya wife of Juan Serrato and Douglas Baker husband of Jamil Facdol; six grandchildren:...

  • Nason Earns National, State Recognition

    Dec 7, 2023

    After participating in the 2023 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, earned statewide recognition for awareness initiatives. The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) hosts the challenge which encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase the number of organ, tissue, and eye donors, as well as raise donation awareness within their hospitals and throughout their communities. Nearly 45 hospitals and health systems across the state participated in the challenge which ran from Ap...

  • Bedford Co. Judge Dismisses Felony Charges In Crash that Killed Williamsburg Teen

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Dec 7, 2023

    Charges filed against a Delaware man in the 2022 traffic death of a Williamsburg teen were dismissed in Bedford County Court last month. Jeffery D. Miles, 38, was initially charged with felony counts of homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault by vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person after a vehicle he was driving was involved in a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by Karisma Bethany Dell, 17, of Williamsburg, on Feb. 26, 2022. According to Bedford State Police, Miles was...

  • Martinsburg Musings from the 1950s: Part Two

    TOM REESE, For the Herald|Dec 7, 2023

    More on Kreider’s Atlantic service station on Allegheny Street, one of at least five businesses in town that sold gasoline: In the 1950s people were loyal to their brand, so everyone had their favored station. Glenn Kreider, joined later by his younger brother Bill, was the proprietor that I remember. From time to time there were “gas wars” where every station tried to have the lowest priced gasoline. I recall it being as low as 17 cents a gallon. Farther along the south side of Allegheny Street and after Dr. Bonebreak’s office was the...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Dec 7, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 15, 1898 The vacant room on the second floor of the borough building has been papered carefully and furnished, and otherwise rendered pleasant. The room will be occupied by the fire department. ‘ Beautiful ice, eight inches in thickness, has been harvested by our ice men during the week. Tuesday night was the coldest of the season. The temperature was but a few degrees above zero. Teacher Harry C. Smith treated some of his pupils to a sled ride Friday evening last. He loaded twenty-two of them on a sled and with them drove to...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Dec 7, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 20, 1973 The season’s first snowfall hit the Cove, dumping seven inches of snow and bringing winds of up to 42 miles an hour. Several accidents were reported, including one serious one that sent a woman to the hospital with back injuries. Charles Eisentrout of 209 S. Market St, Martinsburg, was elected coordinator of the Cooperative Education Program conducted by the Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School. Mr Eisentrout was employed at the Williamsburg Community High School as a teacher of vocational training, mechanical...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Dec 7, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 14, 1923 The Literary Society announced the meeting for Dec.14 at the Rebecca Furnace school house has been postponed for an indefinite time, on account of diphtheria in the district. We are prepared to give Boncilla Clay facial massage, Mange treatment for dandruff and falling hair, Crude Oil shampoo, etc. Open all day Monday Dec. 24. Chas. E. Edmiston, Barber, Keagy Bldg., Martinsburg. Miss Mary Lynn died at her home from complications of diseases. She had been in ill health during the past year, but her rather sudden demise...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Dec 7, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 17, 1998 The Martinsburg Boosters Association and the Memorial Park Board of Directors joined together to stage a surprise dinner to honor Kenneth Weaver of Martinsburg. Weaver was honored for his 35 years of service as Park treasurer and for his work with the Martinsburg Boosters. A natural gas explosion destroyed the former Boardwalk Pizzeria along Logan Boulevard in Lakemont. The explosion created a fireball 40 to 50 feet high and knocked out power to 2,500 customers. An estimated 150 homes were damaged and 24 homes were...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Dec 7, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 16, 1948 Ira E. Brumbaugh, aged 75, was saved from death by what onlookers called a “near miracle” Saturday when attacked by a bull at the Morrisons Cove Livestock Market. When the bull attacked Mr. Brumbaugh, he jabbed the fork into his nose, but the animal knocked him back and rendered him unconscious. The screams of Mrs. Charles Mangus, who occupies an apartment at the market and witnessed the attack, distracted the bull until help arrived. During the past two weeks, Pittsburgh’s NBC television station WDTV has been...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Dec 7, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 12, 2013 Ernest D. “Ernie” Hetrick of Williamsburg passed away at the age of 85. He served on Williamsburg Borough Council for more than 30 years and also served on the Blair County Planning Commission. Dairylea Cooperative Inc. awarded Aldon Acres of Martinsburg with a distinguished member award. Aldon Acres is a second generation dairy farm owned and operated by Alan and Lisa Gearhart. The 90 cow dairy farm was in the Gearhart family for more than 50 years at the time. Blue Knob Ski Resort was celebrating 50 years of...

  • Faded Photographs

    Linda Sollenberger|Dec 7, 2023

    Don’t you love looking at old photographs? They are precious reflections of close familial connections. They record events and gatherings that give our memories glimpses into the past. In today’s world, we can quickly send photographs to each other via our phones of experiences, a new grandchild, a simple piece of gorgeous nature. Photographs pull us close: they spring forth from our universal experiences — the challenges and the joys. The welcoming family of God encompasses humanity. And I feel sure that many of you honor the concept of...

  • Christmas Craft Show Sees 40 Vendors

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Dec 7, 2023

    On Dec. 2 and 3, a Christmas Craft Festival was held in St. Johns United Church of Christ Hall in Bedford. There were more than 40 vendors. The craft show had vendors from different places, including New Enterprise and Everett. Vendors offered items such as freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, tie-dye shirts and onesies for babies, and kettle popped popcorn overtook your senses. Meadows Kettle Corn had many unique flavors of kettle corn to purchase, including a Christmas popcorn. Meadows works...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Dec 7, 2023

    As we approach the Christmas Season, I’d like us to think about some of the Biblical personalities in the Story. It would be easy to remember them and not think they were real. But, they were. They had bodies, minds, spirit-souls, just like we do. I’d like to lead our thoughts to consider their emotions. I start with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They were getting old. They were a godly couple and served God faithfully but God had not granted one of their chief prayer requests. They...

  • 'Blue Christmas' Allows Remembrance

    Dec 7, 2023

    “Blue Christmas” is a grief-specialized service provided by the First Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. It was held this past Sunday. Those in attendance could light a candle in remembrance of their loved one. The pastor for the First Church is Rev. Dr. Dave Crumrine. The church has done the service for four years....

  • Public Notices

    Dec 7, 2023

    Form of advertisement Sealed proposals will be received by the North Woodbury Township of Blair County, at 113 Cranberry Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662, until 8 a.m. Jan. 2, 2023, for the following: Item 1, 650+/- tons, AS4 Anti-Skin Item 2, 400+/- tons, 2A Stone Item 3, 200 +/- tons, 2B Stone Item 4, 200 +/- tons, 2 Stone Item 5, 300 +/- tons, 3 Stone Item 6, 200 +/- tons, 4 Stone Item 7, 200 +/- tons, DSA Price if product delivered. Price if product picked-up by Township. Liquidated damages apply. Proposals must be upon the forms furnished by th... Full story

  • RESCHEDULED: 'Biblical Meaning of Christmas' Coming Up in Claysburg

    Dec 7, 2023

    Claysburg Ministerium is presenting "The Biblical Meaning of Christmas" on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. It was rescheduled due to expected inclement weather. It is a drive-by with five different Claysburg church groups presenting it. The five churches are doing the five parts in one location, but they are spread out on the parking lot at Christ Lutheran Church. We are asking people to enter the lot at the entrance closest to Dunnings Highway and then stop at each station as they go around...

  • AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Holiday Trees

    Dec 7, 2023

    As Americans head to farms, retail stores and local tree lots this weekend, AAA East Central urges motorists to safely secure their trees during transport to keep them from becoming dangerous projectiles. As with any large object, properly securing a tree will help prevent it from becoming a hazard to other drivers and prevent potential vehicle damage. "A live tree can complete your home's holiday decor in a memorable way, but motorists need to use caution when transporting it," said Terri Rae...

  • Bedford County Christmas Display Sheds Light on Businesses

    Dec 7, 2023

    Every year, the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce presents a Christmas display promoting county businesses and organization. This year, the Bedford County Amateur Radio Society dressed up the Emergency Communications Van complete with the portable antenna tower in the rear, and they are hoping Santa Claus will be on the right frequency!...

  • Hometown Bank Donation Makes Early College Financially Accessible For Students

    Dec 7, 2023

    The Hometown Bank of PA encourages high school students to jumpstart their college careers. On Nov. 8, it provided a $14,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit donation to the Bedford County Regional Education Foundation. The Foundation will use the donation to cover tuition, fees and texts for Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) early college students from Bedford, Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon counties and the Fannett-Metal School District in Franklin County. Students may take ACM courses in their high schools, at the ACM Bedford County...

  • Historian of the Year Nominations Open

    Dec 7, 2023

    The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking nominations for “Historian of the Year” for 2023. The nominee will be honored at the Annual History Banquet on Saturday, April 20, 2024, held at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob. Contestants can be any resident/group/citizen of Bedford County or member of the Historical Society of Bedford County. To qualify, candidates had to have been involved in the past year (2023) with the history of Bedford County through research, restoration, writing, collection, preservation, etc. This may be a cumulative...

  • Morrisons Cove Produce Auction Growers' Meeting Tomorrow

    Dec 7, 2023

    The Morrisons Cove Produce Auction meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Replogole Community Building at 141 Replogle School Road, New Enterprise, PA 16664. This grower meeting will feature presentations from a variety of Penn State Extension speakers and pesticide credits will be awarded to licensed Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicators at the conclusion of the meeting. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3:15 p.m. To register for this program. contact Laverne Nolt at Nolt’s Produce Supplies at (814) 793-4028....

  • NBCMS Students of the Month Named

    Dec 7, 2023

    Here are the November Students of the Month for NBC Middle School: (From left) Tiffany Scott, 8th grade, daughter of Kecia Scott; Brett Cottle, 8th grade, son of Michael & Ashley Cottle; Waylon Fluke, 7th grade, son of Torin & Brittani Fluke; Emily Hinkle, 7th grade, daughter of Brian & Ashley Hinkle; Braylan Barton, 6th grade, son of Jason & Bonnie Barton; and Sophia Weitzel, 6th grade, daughter of Samantha Weitzel and Benjamin Weitzel....

  • Precious Parade-Goer

    Dec 7, 2023

    Garrison Harstrom, 1, of Williamsburg watches in amazement on the lap of his aunt, Kayla Detwiler, during the annual Christmas Parade that was held on Saturday, Dec. 2....

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 7, 2023

    ‘Tis the season for all of those Christmas specials and movies! For some of us, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a good Hallmark movie or a Christmas movie, celebrating the joyous holiday. This inspired my question this week: What is your favorite Christmas movie? Here is what a few had to say. Lori Brubaker: The Grinch Patrick Detwiler: The Polar Express Kevin Wise: Christmas Story Robert Kifer: Home Alone 2 Rachel Greene: Christmas Vacation Cody Frederick: Santa Clause with Tim Allen Chris Grannas: The kids’ classics:...

  • Hamiltons Put Nativity on Display

    Dec 7, 2023

    Bruce and Paula Hamilton of Williamsburg take time to display their annual Nativity scene. The Nativity was purchased by Bruce's parents, Warren and Mary Hamilton, in 1937 at Metz's Hardware Store, Williamsburg. Since the Hamilton's currently reside in the same home Bruce grew up in, the Nativity has been displayed for 86 years. "Everything - we love Christmas and celebrating the spirit of our Savior being born - his birthday," Bruce says. Paula agrees, "We are Christmas peop...

  • Grant Applications Postponed at Authority

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 7, 2023

    Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh gave an update regarding the two pending grant applications from the Williamsburg Municipal Authority during their Tuesday, Nov. 14, meeting. Currently, the authority has two grant applications pending: a replacement of two pumps and two valve assemblies within the sewer system. On the water side of things, the addition of an emergency generator at the water pump station was applied for. The applications according to Clabaugh were supposed to be acted on in November, but that has been postponed until...

  • Meet the Pirates Brings Stars Together

    Dec 7, 2023

    Generations of basketball stars stormed the court on Saturday afternoon during the annual Meet the Pirates basketball event. Shown right, a flock of Gorsuch relatives to hit the hardwood: Rochlan Gorsuch, Andrew Gorsuch, Levada Gorsuch and Rowan Gorsuch....

  • NBC's November Character Kids Chosen

    Dec 7, 2023

    NBC Elementary has named the November Character Kids: (front row, from left) Eliza Taylor, Paislee Granato, Harper Seville; (Back row, from left) Audrey Steele, Mackenzie Dively, Henry Sarvey, Gabby Verdiglione. NBC Elementary School's "Character Kids" are chosen based on the following characteristics: respect, responsibility, citizenship, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, and kindness. The school promotes and encourages these traits. The staff looks for a student in each grade who portrays...

  • BPW Celebrating 75 Years of Service Building Powerful Women Professionally, Personally

    Dec 7, 2023

    As more holidays approach, the Martinsburg Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) celebrates the season on Thursday, Dec. 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a meal, special guest BPW District 5 Director Joan LaSalle and the experiences of Samantha Snowberger, a current Spring Cove School Board member, in Wreaths across America. Through Ms. Snowberger’s efforts, a ceremony in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery will honor local veterans on Dec. 16. The business meeting will follow. Please join celebrating and planning Martinsburg BPW’s future at...

  • Christmas Treats: From Past to Present, Ornaments to Gifts

    Dec 7, 2023

    It’s just five inches, as wide as it is tall, and its red flocked suit with white trim has seen better days. But that dime-store Santa has been on the Sam and Kathy Mellott Christmas tree every year for — as of this year — 53 Christmases. This year, with Sam’s passing, it will be just Kathy’s tree, but nonetheless, the tubby Santa will have a place of honor, shared only by a construction paper, toilet paper-roll-based Santa that a little fellow made in kindergarten 46 years ago. Evelyn Bookhammer has a host of information about...

  • Smiths Wow FFA for Combined 12 Years

    Dec 7, 2023

    Name: Laurel Smith School: Penn Mont Academy Parents: Randy and Tami Smith 4-H Club: Little Cow Tails, Kids for Kids, Potato Judging Team Years involved with 4-H: 4 4-H projects: (lambs or other animals vs. business projects, etc) goat, dairy beef Description of 4-H project responsibilities: teach my animals to lead and show, feed and water them, clean their pens, make sure they stay healthy, and exercise them. Favorite 4-H memory: One of my favorite memories was with our parade float for the...

  • PGC Advocates Deer Slaughter

    Dec 7, 2023

    Just when you think the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) could not dream up anything else to upset Pennsylvania sportsmen, it comes up with another program that does just that. It calls the program “Fill an Antlerless Tag for the Future.” It advocates that hunters try to fill as many antlerless deer tags as possible. I guess the PGC wants a future without deer. I was first alerted to this campaign by sportsmen’s advocate Greg Levengood of Boyertown. Levengood has worked assiduously to combat PGC policies that are detrimental to...

  • Lady Dragon Basketball Opens Season in Tourney

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 7, 2023

    The Lady Dragon Basketball team opened their season with two games in a tournament: first against the Marion Center Lady Stingers and the West Shamokin Lady Wolves. After suffering a 49-30 loss, the Dragons bounced back in the second matchup with a 44-31 victory. In the match against Marion Center, the Dragons knew they were going into a tough matchup. Their opponent was a previous state-playoff contender with all five returning starters. The Dragons kept the game close until the Stingers made a run in the third quarter whilst halting the...

  • Nason Auxiliary Holds Live Nativity to Reach Out to the Community

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Dec 7, 2023

    With Christmas on its way, local volunteers are looking for new ways to spread cheer and raise money for the community. As a way to start the holiday season, the Nason Hospital Auxiliary held a live Nativity scene at the gazebo in front of the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. This was the first year that the group had done such an event, but members showed their approval of doing it again in the future. "We are really excited about this and hope to get a lot of...

  • Taking the Shot This Season

    Dec 7, 2023

    Cove basketball is back for its 2023-24 season. Williamsburg and Northern Bedford saw some action this week. The Blue Pirates defeated Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy 69-40. The Panthers fell to Fannett-Metal 39-30. Find out more about the Cove's basketball teams ­- and other winter sports teams - in next week's Winter Sports Preview....

  • RS Firefighters Complete Additional Training

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Dec 7, 2023

    Being a volunteer firefighter takes a level of commitment that goes beyond showing up on the scene of an incident. While having an adequate amount of manpower to fight a fire is vital, it’s the things the public doesn’t see, the hours of training done on their own time and dime that takes these volunteers to another level of dedication to public service. Nationwide, fire houses are facing a shortage of volunteers, and while local numbers vary by station houses, they are not as strong as the chiefs of the Cove’s respective fire companies...

  • Please Help Keep the Herald Here and Healthy

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Dec 7, 2023

    The Herald is asking for your help. Yes, you, the Herald reader. First, some important background. Then I’ll explain what I’m asking of you. You might not be aware that local newspapers like the Herald are vanishing fast. All across the United States, many communities like the Cove have lost their only local news source. The Washington Post reported in 2021 that since 2005, about 2,200 local newspapers across America had closed. That’s an average of 44 newspapers per state. More community newspapers have closed since then. When local...

  • Newly Elected Members Join Spring Cove School Board

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Dec 7, 2023

    The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors saw four new members and one incumbent take the oath of office administered by District Judge Andrew Blattenberger. Newcomers Gretchen Bettwy, Misti Fisher, Andrea Moses, and Kevin Smith joined incumbent Troy Wright on the newly elected board. The board lost four outgoing members in former board president Brian Gahagan, Floyd Detterline, Samantha Snowberger, and Kelly Marks. Troy Wright was elected as school board president while Amy Acker...

  • Cautious Candle Burning: Protect Your Home and Yourself When Lighting Up

    Dec 7, 2023

    Candles are not in short supply come the holiday season. During Chanukah, candles are an integral component of celebrating the miracle of oil that burned in the Temple for eight days. Celebrants of Kwanzaa utilize candles to represent the seven principles of the holiday. Christians light candles during Christmas services and in their homes to represent the light Jesus brought to the world. There is no denying the warmth and beauty candles can bring to a home when they are flickering delicately. But candles have open flames, so caution must...

  • Snow Blower Tips to Keep in Mind

    Dec 7, 2023

    Meteorologists are predicting an El Nino weather pattern this winter. What that spells out for particular regions of the country remains to be seen, but when snow hits certain areas hard, cleanup will be necessary. It is essential for homeowners and business owners to get outdoors promptly to remove snow from walkways for the safety of pedestrians. Shoveling snow can be back-breaking work, particularly when the snow is very wet or compacted. That's why many people have invested (or plan to...

  • Practice Fireplace Safety During The Holiday Season

    Dec 7, 2023

    Gatherings with family and friends are an integral component of the holiday season. Certain rooms in the house are on display more than others, with kitchens, dining rooms and living areas serving as popular places to congregate. Of course, fireplaces also serve as popular gathering spots in homes that feature them. Lighting a fire in the hearth can make any space more cozy, but doing so comes with some hazards. Consider these fireplace safety tips in advance of the holiday entertaining season....

  • How to Winterize Your Landscaping Tools

    Dec 7, 2023

    Winter is just around the corner, and while most of us are busy preparing our homes and vehicles for the cold months ahead, it’s important not to forget about our trusty landscaping tools. These essential tools help us maintain our lawns throughout the year, and neglecting them during the winter can lead to costly repairs or replacements come spring. Assessing Your Landscape Tools Before you begin the winterization process, it’s essential to assess the state of your landscape tools. Check each tool for signs of wear and tear, damage or...

  • Winter Grass Problems: How to Prevent and Address Them

    Dec 7, 2023

    As winter approaches, our once-vibrant lawns transition into a dormant landscape, sometimes hidden beneath frost and snow. While the urge to hibernate indoors is strong, it’s crucial to remember that winter brings its own set of challenges for your lawn. From soggy soil to fallen leaves, biting cold to elusive voles and winter desiccation, your winter grass faces various obstacles. Problem 1: Wet Soil Problem: In winter, lawns often struggle with soggy soil due to increased precipitation and frozen ground’s poor moisture absorption. This...

  • Modern Kitchen Features To Consider

    Dec 7, 2023

    With so much time spent in the kitchen, it’s no wonder kitchen renovations are popular. In fact, data from the National Association of Home Builders indicates kitchens are the most popular room to remodel. Whether homeowners are planning a full scale remodel or a few tweaks to update the room, the following are three popular features of modern kitchens. 1. Kitchen island A recent survey from the interior design experts at Houzz found that kitchen islands are popular for a variety of reasons. Fifty-eight percent of respondents indicated they e...

  • Organizational Tips For Bathrooms And Laundry Spaces

    Dec 7, 2023

    No two homes are exactly alike. While homes typically feature certain common amenities, even in planned communities homeowners do their best to set their homes apart from others in the development. Certain areas of a home may initially garner less attention than others. This often is the case with small washrooms, sometimes called powder rooms or guest bathrooms, as well as laundry areas. Despite their utilitarian nature, bathrooms and laundry rooms can often benefit from some better...

  • How To Create A Welcoming Entertaining Space At Home

    Dec 7, 2023

    The lasting effects of the pandemic that swept across the globe in 2020 will be studied for years to come. Though some consequences have yet to be discovered, others, including a heightened desire to entertain loved ones at home, were already apparent even before the world emerged from the darkest days of the pandemic. A 2021 study from ButcherBoxTM found that 46 percent of survey respondents were excited to host and entertain guests in their home when it was deemed safe to do so. Such...

  • Plan the Perfect Spa Bathroom Remodel

    Dec 7, 2023

    Many health and wellness regimens include treatments that promote relaxation and comfort. According to IBIS Worldwide, revenue for health and wellness spas across the United States has risen at a rate of 1.1 percent over the past five years, reaching $23.3 billion in 2023. The International Spa Association said that while spa visits fell in 2020, likely due to the global pandemic, visits rebounded a year later. The popularity of spa visits is one indicator that people enjoy being pampered and frequently make time for treatments. While visiting...

  • Furnish A Home For Comfort

    Dec 7, 2023

    The pandemic changed much about the way people live, including a propensity for spending more time at home. In 2020, people spent far less waking time, roughly an hour and a half less on average, with people outside of their own households. Though restrictions that limited social interactions have long since been lifted, spending time at home has remained popular. More than two-thirds of Americans are spending more time at home, according to the American Time Use Survey from the U.S. Department of Labor. Inflation and the looming threat of a...

  • Tips To Help Houseplants Thrive Over The Winter

    Dec 7, 2023

    Outdoor plants might not bloom or thrive once winter arrives, but houseplants can make it through the season with a few simple strategies. • Cut back on watering, if necessary. The relationship between sunlight and water in regard to houseplants is simple: the more light plants get, the more water they need. Because there’s less daylight in winter, houseplants may not need to be watered as frequently as they will during other times of year. But that could depend on where the plant is located in the house. If it’s near a window with...

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