Home & Garden

It’s Time to Winterize Home Plumbing and Avoid Costly Problems


That first chilly autumn morning is the perfect reminder that when winter arrives it can be sudden, often leaving homeowners unprepared for the plumbing problems associated with cold weather. Southerners should take preventive action to protect their plumbing systems by late November. Failure to prepare early might prove costly when pipes freeze, which is why the plumbing experts at Roto-Rooter recommend taking these plumbing precautions early, when time is on your side, instead of waiting until cold weather arrives.

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips: Candy, Glow Sticks and Face Paint

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips: Candy, Glow Sticks and Face Paint

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Halloween can be a scary time for parents, so it is important to remember some basic Trick-or-Treat safety tips.

According to nurse Vicki Coppen with the Florida Poison Information Center in Jacksonville, children are especially susceptible to eating adult medications around Halloween.  Kids are getting candy everywhere and can confuse a pill or a vitamin for a sweet.

"It can be easily mistaken for candy any time of the year, but especially when all the mind set right now is on candy," explained Coppen.  "If they see something sitting on the counter or the bathroom counter, they're going to think it's candy versus medications."

Coppen said the best thing is to make sure any medicines are kept out of sight and out of reach.

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla --  The Girls Gone Green will present the Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest hosted by Northeast Florida Vegetarian Society on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the beautiful Riverside Park located next to Historic Five Points from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

The day-long event will feature various healthy and sustainable foods available locally year-round. The best of organic, green, animal-friendly and wellness businesses along with non-profits will come together to celebrate this planet and all of its inhabitants. We invite everyone interested in becoming leaner, greener, or cleaner to join us for a day of family fun and positive action.

Arlington Community Garden Planting of the Fall Food Pantry Garden

Arlington Community Garden invites the garden curious to come out and help put in the fall food pantry garden. They will have lots of seedlings to put in and would appreciate your help in their support of the Arlington Community Services' Food Pantry.

JEA Announces Home Energy Makeover Contest

JEA is sponsoring a Home Energy Makeover Contest to demonstrate how whole house energy efficiency improvements can increase the overall comfort of a home and reduce energy bills.