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6:03 PM / Monday November 20, 2017

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How to get the best-looking lawn for your time and money

April 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Courtesy of The LaurelRock Company/LoveYourLandscape.org) BPT If grubs overtake your lawn this spring, will you know how to get rid of them? Do you have the time and skill to effectively patch those ugly bare spots that developed over the winter? A lush lawn and beautiful landscape are on virtually every homeowner’s wish…

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Sheriff Sales collect $60 million in new taxes; Returns millions in excess funds to property owners

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams speaking at the recent City Council budget hearings.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) Testifying at City Council budget hearings, Sheriff Jewell Williams described the millions of dollars in new revenues generated by the monthly sheriff’s sales.    The vigorous collection of delinquent real estate taxes through auction has resulted in an…

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Five mistakes to avoid when buying your first home

April 14, 2017

BPT Buying a home for the first time is comparable to the first time you ride a bike. You can learn about how it works from your parents and observe it from a distance, but you really won’t know the ins and outs until you actually sit down on the bicycle and start riding. Like…

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Five tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project

April 7, 2017

BPT When it comes to home improvement, DIY is more popular than ever. There’s just something satisfying about improving your home with your own two hands and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, day after day. However, home improvement projects can be expensive, and many people shy away from tackling home improvements…

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Philadelphia hosts Inaugural Immigrant Business Week

March 31, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Delicias sometimes sets up shop in Eakins Oval.  (Photo courtesy of Delicias on Facebook.) The City’s Department of Commerce and Office of Immigrant Affairs are hosting Philadelphia’s first Immigrant Business Week, March 27 – April 1. The week of events celebrates and promotes the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs and connects business owners to…

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PHA Partners with T-Mobile provide 4,500 free tablet computers and internet Service to needy families

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Families are presented with free tablets from T-Mobile during PHA’s Family Self -Sufficiency Program Community Day. The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) hosted a Community Day and a news conference at 300 N. Busti Street, announcing a partnership with T-Mobile to distribute 4,500 free tablet computers and two years of  access to T-Mobile’s high-speed…

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Brady says funding for the NEH and the NEA cannot be abandoned

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Congressman Bob Brady (AP photo) Congressman Bob Brady (D – PA) in a strongly worded letter, urged President Trump to support full funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment  for the Humanities (NEH) “Defunding the NEA and the NEH  would adversely affect communities in which the arts…

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The home design trend you need to know about

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mix and layer materials used for surfaces at home to create dramatic, beautiful spaces – this kitchen features High Pressure Laminate on tabletop and cabinets, as well as Solid Surface and Quartz on countertops, island and backsplashes. BPT With the new year underway, the housing world is buzzing about the next transformative trend…

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Flood insurance: does your excuse hold water?

March 10, 2017

BPT We know the old saying: when it rains, it pours… and when it pours, it floods. With winter snow storms coming to an end, the threat of flooding increases as the snow begins to melt and the rivers and creeks begin to swell. It’s easy to forget about how powerfully destructive water can be….

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Recent News

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CeCe Winans accepts the Spirit Award at Lisa Collins’ 20th Annual “First Ladies High Tea”

November 16, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  CeCe Winans (Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock)   By Florence Anthony Lisa Collins’ 20th...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Assistance dogs provide help and love

November 16, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister,...

Food And Beverage

A Very Versatile Holiday

November 16, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Cola and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham   Family Features When planning this year’s holiday menu,...

Entertainment

Actress Della Reese dead at 86

November 20, 2017

(LOS ANGELES) — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest...

Health

Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health

November 16, 2017

BPT Adopting a diet that mainly consists of foods ranking low on the Glycemic Index (GI) can...

Oasis

God won’t let you be defeated

November 16, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs In my most recent YouTube family vlog (I love that you’re subscribing!), as I...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff