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Category Archives: March 2011 Edition
Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops are vehicle longevity specialists, offer a neighborhood approach to automotive service, and provide extraordinary maintenance and repair for all makes and models of cars, vans, and light trucks.
Kishwaukee Hospital is your local, trusted source for healthcare education and other healthy living classes and events. We not only provide health, fitness and wellness programs and activities, medical services, and support groups, we endeavor to bring the highest level of healthcare to our local community.
Here are few of the upcoming classes and events at our hospital and other facilities — look for more of these listed in the coming months over on the Upcoming Events part of this blog, or visit www.KishHospital.org for a comprehensive list.
Resources for Women
Kish Hospital has developed a new website that brings together many of the health topics important to women all in one place. The website also includes action steps and tips to start on the path towards a healthier life; visit www.kishforthegirls.org.
Restaurants are a way of life for the Culver family: Craig Culver, his wife, Lea, and Craig’s parents, George and Ruth, who owned and ran several supper clubs, including the Farm Kitchen Resort in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
From the start, Craig was drawn to the restaurant business. During college, he worked summers at the Farm Kitchen, where he met his future wife, Lea Weiss. After graduating from UW-Oshkosh in 1973, Craig worked for four years at McDonald’s, gaining many insights that he yearned to apply to his own business.
For more than 50 years the Carpenter family has served homes and businesses in the DeKalb County area with quality products and services. Founded in 1949 by Walter Carpenter the company began as Service Gas. Now in its third generation the Carpenter family has moved on from the propane gas business and offers complete electrical, plumbing and HVAC products and services.
So, how did you do this month? As you may have noted, we use the names of our advertisers in each issues’s crossword puzzle. Here are the answers to March’s puzzle:
Taxpayers who bought a home in 2008 and claimed the First Time Homebuyer Credit are required to start paying the credit back beginning with their 2010 tax return. The terms of the 2008 credit require that it be paid back over a 15-year period starting with 2010’s tax returns.
That means that any taxpayer who claimed the maximum $7,500 credit in 2008 will have to add $500 to their income tax liability for the next 15 years. If the house gets sold before the 15 years are up, the remaining repayment balance is due the year the house is sold.
When the owner of Pizza Now went out of business, Artie Alberts had a choice to make. Go to work for someone else and possibly be in the same situation again, or start his own business. He decided to start his own business.
On September 4, 1991 he opened Pizza Pro’s at 110 East Hillcrest in DeKalb, providing carry-out and delivery service to the local area. Although the name tells you that you will get a great pizza, it didn’t prepare customers for the variety of sandwiches, pasta and their special “Cheese Nuggets.”
All tanning upgrades are FREE! Tan unlimited in any bed, 20 minute lay down to 10 minute high power stand up, for one monthly price. Stop in for more information, call us at 815-756-1188 or visit our web site at www.FizWorkz.com.
DeKalb and Sycamore consumers looking for printing, copying and graphic design services now have a centrally-located source for all their needs. Le Print Express recently consolidated its Sycamore and DeKalb locations into one central storefront, behind Panda Express, right on Sycamore Road in DeKalb.
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen an optometrist, there are a few surprises waiting you — at least at Spex Expressions of Sycamore. We’re now proud to offer iZon High Definition Lenses for your eyeglasses, which offers improved sharpness, contrast and clarity. It’s like hi-def TV for your eyes!
But how do iZon High Definition Lenses differ from other types of lenses? What’s the process which makes these lenses better than traditional ones? What will you experience with this new technology?
Fans of antique memorabilia, vintage railroads and — oh, yeah — fantastic food will find the Junction Eating Place in DeKalb to be a wondrous experience. Their decor reflects the heyday of the railroad junction where all rail travelers could count in a good meal to refresh them on their trip.
Once through our doorway, you will surely never be bored by the surroundings! Inside, guests are always greeted with a warming welcome, a rustic potbelly stove and an on-site train that adds to our guest’s delight. Also, if you are seated in some parts of the dining area, you can see the guys at work over the cook fires!
According to recent studies, five percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect. Here are some safety points and tips to remember about your car or truck:
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect precision-crafted components of the transmission and transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle’s tires.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition and concentration of coolant should be checked. A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended (refer to your owner’s manual).
Your health is a sliding scale — every second of every day we are either getting healthier or sicker. Your health is dependent on certain essential elements being present in the correct amount.
Local DeKalb chiropractor, Dr. Y.B. Evan Barrat of Barrat Chiropractic, offers these top five tips to improve and maintain your overall health:
Dehydration makes everything more difficult and uncomfortable, from the noticeable (aches and pains) to the unnoticeable, but still very important (a rise in your blood pressure). Keeping hydrated is critical to your body’s health, no matter what time of day, week or year it is, and it helps to keep your body’s systems in balance. A good rule of thumb is that for every pound of body weight, drink a half ounce of water every day (i.e. a 200 pound person should drink 100 ounces of water). A gallon of water is 128 ounces.
I was driving to a clients home last week and had to put on my sunglasses — it was so bright outside and the sun felt so good (OK, maybe I had my heat on high so it felt extra warm but it did the job — I felt great!). After parking outside her house for the FREE in-home estimate we offer all our new clients, I couldn’t help but noticing a robin sitting on her front stoop. Spring, I thought to myself, is almost here!
When the weather begins to warm up it is common for people to want to clean out the winter blues, to start fresh with the promise of new beginnings. Merry Maids can help!
…Unless you go to Flippin Eggs. It’s not just a place to eat, it is truly a DINING EXPERIENCE!! From the time you enter, being greeted with a perky “Hello!” by one of the owners or seeing the special greater, “Manny” the mannequin.
Our specials change every month from chicken and waffles to Chicken Cordon Bleu to deep fried bacon and many other unique dishes. Flippin Eggs specializes in breakfast, but they do it all, and while we’re are only open until 3 pm everyday, during Lent we’re open for dinner and do an all-you-can-eat fish fry.
What a wonderful day — the first issue of the New Values Magazine is being mailed and distributed today, we’re officially launching the printed magazine’s online counterpart, NewValuesMagazine.com and you, as a local, DeKalb-area consumer, have the chance to be a part of a new publishing and promotional effort that is the first in the country!
It’s called a QR code and you’ll see it all over New Values Magazine, both on the cover and throughout the magazine — especially in some advertiser’s ads.
Although initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, QR codes are now used in a much broader context, including both commercial tracking and convenience-oriented applications aimed at mobile phone users. They come to us from Japan, where they are very common.