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It’s almost over. I say ‘almost’ because the winds have just picked up again and I can ONLY hope that more trees don’t topple. Unfortunately, for me, I have some serious cleanup issues to deal with. My property looks like a war zone. Insurance adjuster is coming tomorrow. I am looking out at a huge tree precariously hanging on my power lines. Please, let me keep my power!
I commented to my husband on Saturday morning to take a look at how (17 comments)
With Hurricane Irene heading right for CT, it makes sense to get prepared and stay informed of the storm track.
To get ready for Hurricane Irene's unwelcome visit, please refer to a hurricane preparedness post I wrote a few days ago.
It is also just as important to stay informed. The State of CT has created a CT Alert Emergency Notification System. By registering for this alert system, you will receive updates on weather changes, evacuation orders, and other important notices. The (14 comments)
Goodnight Irene ~ Time to Get Prepared for Hurricane Irene in CT and East Coast - 08/24/11 05:15 PM
First an earthquake….and now, it appears according to the weather map and reports that we in CT are going to visited by Hurricane Irene sometime on Sunday, August 28. There goes my open house for Sunday.Now weather changes. It’s only Wednesday and the prediction for the hit is four days away. The category severity could increase or decrease. No matter what, hurricane preparedness should cross everyone’s mind. If Irene fizzles out, there will be Jose, Katia, and Lee right behind it.
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So, will it be a hurricane watch or a warning? (12 comments)
Want to Live Longer? Floss Your Teeth and Laugh ~ Take the ‘Living to 100’ Quiz - 08/21/11 10:10 PM
Yes, medical research suggests that flossing your teeth reduces inflammation which can diminish the plaque in your arteries and possibly add years to your life. I am a workaholic. Always have been. I can’t change now. It’s too late, and it’s just a part of my personality.However, I do try to take care of myself as best I can, but do fall short in some areas like exercise, eating, and relaxation.I took a little quiz today on livingto100.com and found that my life expectancy was 92! Well, that’s not too shabby. It also had some feedback on how I can (17 comments)
Mosquitoes Think I’m NeatoAbout a week ago, I wrote a post about the busy day I had due to ActiveRain blogging. It was seriously raining that day – Active-raining. One of the things that happened that day was an interview with a CT Post reporter who was writing a piece on mosquitoes and wanted to interview ME --- all due to an Activerain blog post I did on insect bites and remedies. So today, I picked up the paper and this is what I saw:
Mosquito MagnetYou just never know who is reading your blog posts and (19 comments)
Hop on the Bus! Shelton CT Public Schools Bus Routes for School Year 2011-2012 - 08/17/11 05:48 PM
Hop on the Bus! Shelton CT Public Schools Bus Routes for School Year 2011-2012 Get ready for the yellow invasion. Shelton CT public schools will be having a school bus practice run on Thursday, August 18 to ensure preparedness of drivers.Last year’s school start was a bit problematic and confusing due to the opening of the new Perry Hill School. This year maps have been updated to avoid a recurrence of problems experienced last year. 60 unused bus stops have been eliminated and Shelton Intermediate School and Perry Hill school will have some combined runs with the rest being segregated.The (3 comments)
The summer isn’t almost over (I had to say that) BUT the summer school vacation will soon be coming to an end. The first day of school for Shelton CT public schools is Tuesday, September 6.
Need to enroll your child/children in the Shelton CT public schools? You may register your child/children in the public schools the week of August 22-26.
Each Shelton public school will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m to receive new students. Booth Hill SchoolElizabeth Shelton (8 comments)
Friday Funnies ~ Talking Dog For Sale - 08/12/11 02:21 PM
Friday Funnies ~ Talking Dog For SaleA guy is driving around the back woods of Georgia and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house:'Talking Dog For Sale ' He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there. 'You talk?' he asks.'Yep,' the Lab replies.After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when (23 comments)
5 Important Don'ts When Buying A House - 08/11/11 01:15 PM
You’re buying a home, your offer is accepted, and you’ve gotten through the inspection. Your financing is looking good so far and you’re in the ‘wait’ mode anticipating getting into your new home. What should you do now? Maybe buy some new furniture. NO!!! George Souto, Activerain associate and McCue Mortgage Loan Officer, warns against some actions that just might jeopardize your financing. Read on…..
Via George Souto NMLS# 65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut: I have written about the steps that a Homebuyer needs to go through in the past, which I will refer to as the "Do's Of (3 comments)
2nd Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors ~ Shelton CT ~ August 28 2011 - 08/10/11 11:01 PM
2nd Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors ~ Shelton CT ~ August 28 2011 Put on your running shoes, start stretching your leg muscles, and get ready to walk OR run in the 2nd Annual Sunset Run for the Warriors on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Shelton. Register for the event now up to the day of the event. The Sunset Run for the Warriors race consists of a 10K run and a 1 mile walk and will begin at 4:15 p.m. at the Huntington Green. Check out the running map. Team competition is encouraged with teams consisting of 4-6 (9 comments)
Back to School September 6, 2011 in Shelton CT ~ Dress Code and Shelton Public Schools Calendar 2011-2012 - 08/09/11 11:30 PM
Back to School September 6, 2011 in Shelton CT ~ Dress Code and Shelton Public Schools Calendar 2011-2012The summer sure is flying by, and it’s hard to believe that school bells will be ringing on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for all Shelton CT schools marking the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Please consult each individual school site for information specific to each school.Booth Hill SchoolElizabeth Shelton SchoolLong Hill SchoolMohegan SchoolPerry Hill SchoolShelton High SchoolShelton Intermediate SchoolSunnyside SchoolParents are reminded that their child (children) must adhere to the Shelton CT Board of Education’s dress code as follows and applicable:Students may not (7 comments)
Trumbull CT single family home sales for July 2011 went UP 63% as compared to July 2010. List and selling prices followed with strong INCREASES coming in at 26% and 24% respectively. The median registered at a 12% INCREASE. Days on the market went DOWN by an incredible 21%. Now THAT is GOOD NEWS for Trumbull.
What houses sold in Trumbull CT in July 2011?
Trumbull CT July 2011 Property Transfers(as recorded in the Greater Fairfield County MLS)
What was the HOT (5 comments)
Going on a Vacation? Don’t Advertise it on Facebook - 08/06/11 12:16 PM
Going on a Vacation? Don’t Advertise it on FacebookSome Facebook users really get into it. They post what they had for breakfast, where they are, where they’re going and all very innocently. I am surprised to see so much information out there that really should be kept private.There are ways to privatize your profile on Facebook from the eyes of the general public. Some profiles are public and open to the world; others are open to ‘friends’ only. Either way, each user should take caution with the type of information posted.Following are items of information each user should be careful with (16 comments)
Shelton CT single family home sales for July 2011 continue to be in an upward trend since April. Sales were up 14% since June.
A comparison to the same period last year shows a 25% decrease in sales. July 2010 was the month after the homebuyer tax credit ended, so there was a residual increase in sales making it definitely a statistical outlier.
Take a look at the averages. List and selling prices continue to INCREASE. This month they went UP 15% and 17% respectively. The median home (7 comments)
Author Bio: Barbara Altieri, CT REALTOR®, helps Fairfield and New Haven County buyers and sellers successfully navigate through a real estate transaction. A proven sales and marketing professional, Barbara provides exceptional customer service and market knowledge. Call 203-520-6930 to discuss your needs and housing dreams.
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