Saturday, December 29, 2012
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Decatur and Avondale Estates, what would it be?
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- Noel Aliseo
Saturday, December 29, 2012
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Decatur and Avondale Estates to make them even better places to live? Local governments and nonprofits have ideas. The City of Decatur wants to annex property. Avondale Estates wants to revitalize its downtown. The DeKalb Rape Crisis Center is seeking money to stay afloat. What's on your wish list for Decatur and Avondale Estates? Would you like to see the streets cleaner, the grass cut more often in the parks, more …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
From saving on your pet's healthcare to taking more cat naps, here are ways to make the coming year more pleasant for pet owners.
A new year often affords a perfect opportunity to make fresh promises to oneself – about life, finances, and a brighter future. The key to keeping those well-meaning resolutions is to make them do-able. For pet owners, here’s an easy list that can make life better in the coming year for you and your pets: 1.) I will save money on my pet’s basic health care this year. This doesn’t mean skipping needed vet visits or delaying treatment for unusual symptoms or fresh injuries. Your vet is there to help keep your pet healthy and happy. But for yearly vaccinations and routine health testing (heartworm tests for dogs, feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus testing for cats) the average pet owner spent $250 per dog and $220 per cat in …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Many of us welcome a new year with high hopes and the best of intentions to thin our waist, expand our wallet, find love or learn something new. A pet can help with that.
Four specific words often start peppering people's conversations around the holidays: "Next year I will. ..." Even those who don't make resolutions often see the dawn of a new year as a blank slate on which they want to write a new story. What do you want to do in 2012? Save money? Lose weight? Make more friends? Spend less time working so hard? Before you look up a life coach on the internet, look down at your feet for a second. See that devoted face looking up at you, purring or snoozing (perhaps drooling a little) near your shoes? Chances are if you have a cat or dog - or have access to one - you already have the coach you need to help with some of your new year's resolutions. See? You've saved money already. Here are some common new …