Home & Garden

Thanksgiving is only 24 days away!!! Are you ready to host family and friends around your table?

Here are some tips:

Prepare for the Feast

Plan ahead. The key to minimizing holiday-induced anxiety is to plan in advance. Take inventory now to make sure you have the essentials you will need to serve your holiday meal - both basics and serving pieces.

Save time and space. Use serving pieces with warming trays to free up essential cooking space on your stove. To create additional space in your oven, use a three-tier oven rack on one side that leaves the other side open for more bulky food allowing you to cook more than one dish at a time.

Pumpkin Pulp Is No Treat for Your Plumbing

The trick to keeping pumpkin pulp and seeds from causing plumbing problems is as easy as pie.

“Instead of carving your jack-o’-lantern in or by the kitchen sink, try a newspaper,” said Randy Brague of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Jacksonville shop. “You need to be cautious when removing and disposing of the pumpkin’s sticky substance.”

When pumpkin pulp goes down the kitchen sink drain, the orange substance hardens and sticks to the pipes. Pumpkin carvers can end up with clogged drains and broken garbage disposals if they aren’t careful – especially when it’s cleanup time.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing recommends wrapping all the cut pieces and seeds in the newspaper and throwing them away. For those who recycle, put the remnants in a compost pile. Pulp and seeds are great for cooking as well.

WGV Holiday Lighting Contest 2010

Entertain your neighbors with a nice holiday decoration and lighting display and win a nice prize in the process. Photos of WGV Holiday lighting and decor will be posted to wgvsocial.com.

Prizes will be given for the best holiday decorations within the World Golf Village Community (King and Bear and Slammer & Squire).

The 2010 rules are simple.

Stressed Homeowner Education Seminar

What: a free seminar with industry experts on the various options for a homeowner stressed about their house situation.  There is no "one size fits all" model, so options are presented to educate the homeowner on the various choices

When: September 30, 2010

Where: Jacksonville Beach Community Center -
Located on the corner of South Beach Pkwy and Osceola Ave.

When: 7-9pm