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Welcome to the October edition of Village News Magazine. This is our annual Fall and Halloween month celebration. Lots to do in October. Tuesday, October 8th is the beginning of Yom Kippur. For our Jewish readers, Jews seek to 'purify their souls' on this day. October 10th is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day seeks to raise awareness of mental health illnesses while educating the population and mobilizing efforts to support mental health. Columbus Day is October 14th. It’s the celebration of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. What kid wasn’t taught that in school. United Nations Day is on October 24th. It celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the United Nations Charter which occurred on October 24, 1945. The United Nations is an international organization engaged in the diplomatic and peaceful communication between the countries of the world. Finally, Halloween arrives on October 31st. Halloween, also called All Hallow's Eve, occurs on the eve of the Western Christian celebration of All Hallow's or All Saints Day - a day set aside to honor all the Saints of Christendom. Halloween is also a popular celebration with ties to the Celtic festival of Samhain, a celebration of the end of the harvest. The name Halloween comes from the longer name 'All Hallow's Eve'. In the US, this is a popular holiday for young and old and involves dressing up in costumes, harvest parties, and 'trick or treating'.

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11 Gourmet SELECTS: Pork Chops & Deviled Baked Apples 6 COCKTAILS On The House: Malibu Banana Bay Breeze

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Bermuda shorts: The shorts design called “Bermuda� is again on fashion podiums, and now they are firmly in position. A distinctive feature of these shorts is the sleek cut and the length that reaches almost to the knees. Initially, Bermuda were considered exclusively male designs, but today the elegant shorts have become popular in the women’s wardrobe.

Mini shorts: Despite some changes, so-called mini-shorts are still in fashion. And if earlier designers have recommended paying attention to ultra short shorts with a low waist, today everything has changed dramatically, the waist is very high, sometimes even turning into a semi-corset. Such shorts can become part of many styles: from sporty and casual to elegant and even business. Such variations of this design offered in their Spring-Summer fashion collections 2020 Anna Sui, Baja East,


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1. Practice your putting By all means, play lots of rounds and hit lots of balls but don’t forget your short game – particularly your putting. Spend a good couple of hours at least on the putting green before summer arrives. Then spend a few more on the putting green. It can be boring but stick with it. Convince yourself you can putt the ball along a straight line on a flat surface too. ‘Cause you may be the king of reading the greens, but if you can’t putt the ball where you want to then you know nothing Jon Snow. 2. Clean out your golf bag: Now is the time to toss out those manky gloves, crumpled score cards, chocolate bar wrapper and beaten up golf balls. Turn the golf bag upside down, throw out that muesli bar you dropped down the driver shaft and score yourself $5 in change. You’ve got a big summer ahead, now is the time for a spring clean. And make sure you add a fresh tube of sun cream to the bag while you’re at it.

that just beating lots of golf balls at the range isn’t a very effective way of practising. You’re better off employing a random practice routine (playing different shots with different shapes, using different clubs) instead of hitting the same shot with the same club over and over. Practice your golf game as if you are on the golf course. Hit, driver followed by a chip out of the trees, followed by a pitch on to the green. If you miss a shot, make sure you return to it later to make sure you get it right. 4. Get fit, get flexible Ever play a round of golf only to find your knackered for the rest of the day? Walking 18 holes not only requires a certain degree of fitness but to make sure your game doesn’t suffer due to fatigue late in your round it’s wise to be even fitter. But don’t just get fit and increase strength – make sure you’re flexible too. If you want that McIlroy-like shoulder turn perhaps you should start the stretching, yoga or pilates classes immediately.

3. Practice properly There is a large body of evidence suggesting

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5 easy ways to go green 1. Go reusable. Did you know that the average plastic grocery bag has a lifespan of 12 minutes? Pick up a reusable grocery bag or bring a reusable water bottle with you to stay hydrated. Both can be used countless times and help reduce single-use plastic. By making small changes in your daily life, you can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. 2. Go meatless on Mondays. Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions - more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. Reduce your meat consumption by going meatless only one day a week. To find some great meatless recipes, check out the Veggie Lovers Cookbook on 3. Impact your community. Lend some of your time to help clean up your local environment. Grab a friend and clean up the local beach or park, plant a tree or build a community garden. You'll spend quality time 6

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with loved ones while creating a better environment. 4. Ditch the car; grab your bike. According to data collected by the Department of Energy, nearly 60% of all vehicle trips in the United States were less than six miles. While public transportation may be challenging in different areas of the country, a good rule of thumb is to walk or bike when trips are less than a mile. It's a great way to fit in some exercise, spend time in the fresh air with your family or take a few quiet moments to yourself. 5. Save energy and money. There are countless ways to save energy in your home. Check with your local energy utility provider for potential rebates and discounts. You can also utilize a programmable thermostat, install LED lightbulbs and turn off lights when you leave the room.

Halloween Mischief Night Preceded Trick or Treating By the late 1800s, Hallow’s Eve had become a time for mischief-making. Some of the actions taken by young people were relatively harmless, such as soaping storefront windows or switching street or store signs, but the trouble-making often progressed to more damaging pranks such as opening gates so livestock got loose, tipping over outhouses, or even removing an exterior staircase from the outside of a building. In some cases there were physical assaults, and later on, organizations like the Ku Klux Klan used Halloween as an excuse to create trouble. To counter this, schools and communities did the best they could to curb vandalism, usually by sponsoring various types of community parties or parades. In Anoka, Minnesota, (now referred to as the “Halloween Capital of the World”), community leaders established a community parade, and treats of popcorn, peanuts and candy were given to all who participated. After the parade, a huge bonfire was held in the town square. The event continues even today, and it has been held every year since 1920 (excepting 1942 and 1943 when it was cancelled because of World War II).

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erry Farm is one of three Princess Anne houses on the plantation property. It is a must-visit for fans of Federal architecture and tourists looking to experience life during the Colonial times. It is two and a half stories tall and is a spacious abode complete with parlor, attic, library, and multiple bed chambers. But if you’re looking for one of the eleven ghosts the house is reportedly haunted by, your best bets lie in its oldest section, the southeast wing. That’s right, eleven ghosts – not one, not two, but eleven. Up your odds for a ghostly encounter, and get some variety into your hunt for the supernatural. Perhaps you’ll see Henry, a slave, looking for some vengeance; or hear the cries of Sally Rebecca Walke, grieving over the death of her lover; or get a replay of the Lady in White tumbling down the stairs, breaking her neck; or come across one of the victims of an 1810 shipwreck. But it’s a run in with The Witch of Pungo, of course, that’s most coveted. A section from Alpheus J. Chewning’s Haunted Virginia Beach demonstrates why: “In spite of her death, rumors and stories continued. One tale says that on the night she died, she had her sons set her barely living body in front of the fireplace. At the moment of her death, a strong wind blew down the chimney, filling the house with smoke and soot. When the room cleared, Grace was gone and there was a cloven hoof print in the ashes, left by the Devil coming to reclaim his own. Grace White Sherwood was a farmer and midwife who lived in Princess Anne County during the 1700s. Her skills as an herbalist were often overshadowed by her beauty. Perhaps this is why so many women, threatened by her good looks and perplexed by her preference for pants over dresses, were more than willing to accuse Grace of dabbling with the Devil. Grace was dragged to court on numerous occasions by neighbors seeking to blame her for ruined harvests, bad weather, and dead livestock. Besides further defaming Grace’s name, none of them saw much success. It was only Elizabeth Hill’s 1706 attempt that resulted in a guilty conviction. Elizabeth had suffered a miscarriage, and blamed Grace for her loss. The court opted for a trial by water – “witches, went the belief, cannot drown, since clean water rejects them.”9 Grace was ordered to be dunked into the Lynnhaven River, and, should she fail to sink, would be found guilty of the crime. Unfortunately, Grace bobbed to the surface. She was then seized from the water by the mob of onlookers who were only too happy to have The Witch of Pungo finally thrown behind bars.Grace is believed to have been incarcerated for as long as seven years and nine months.10 She would pass away on her farm, leaving behind five shillings to each of her sons, as well as a legacy of being the first witch of Virginia Beach. It took nearly three hundred years for poor Grace to be finally exonerated from her crimes.11 Though she did not live to see her good name restored, Grace has a statue12, created by master sculptor Robert Cunningham, dedicated to her near the Sentara Bayside Hospital.


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While gazing through your window one sunny morning you notice your double-pane windows (or patio door) is starting to look a little cloudy. You clean the glass only to discover that the cloudiness is not on the surface but instead it is between the panes of glass. Some days (and especially at night) the cloudiness may temporarily disappear, but then it comes back and over time it becomes larger, thicker and more noticeable. You might think that this is just a cosmetic issue but actually the window seal has failed and the window is no longer providing its intended thermal performance. Double or triple multi-pane windows were developed to improve upon thermal performance of the older, single-pane style windows. The R-value is greater, not only because there are two panes of glass, but because there is air or gas sealed between the two panes of glass. R-value is the measure of a material's ability to retard the flow of heat. With the addition of extra panes of glass, different gases (like argon and krypton), and coatings (like “low-E”) between the panes, the insulating values of double pane windows can be up to six times greater than that of single pane windows. Windows take a lot of abuse including large swings in temperature, humidity, wind, sun, impact from outside objects and use. Over time seals between the window panes can fail due to exposure to water, excessive heat from sun exposure, and age. When a window seal fails humid air is permitted to enter the air gap between the panes. As moisture condenses and evaporates, deposits inside the window create clouds.

1. Replace the defective panes of glass. The panes of glass must be special ordered and sealed from the factory in order to provide the same thermal performance as the original window. 2. Replace the sash- Replacing a sash is more expensive than replacing a pane, but it will be a better fix for a longer term. Additionally, even if you wanted to replace the panes, some sashes do not allow for replacing just the glass. Replacement window companies produce sashes which fit most common window assemblies. 3. Replace the entire window assembly. This is the most costly option and is only necessary if there are clouds plus other problems with the windows. Failed window seals are one of the top ten items that are most commonly flagged by a home inspector. Please contact me if you need assistance finding a qualified window repair contractor or glass supplier. As always, . If you’re thinking about buying or selling soon and would like to discuss your options please contact me today!

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By Pam Monahan

Bald Eagle Season The Fall and Winter seasons of each year are an exciting time for me. I call this time “Bald Eagle Season.” It is a hunting term but the description fits: It’s because this time of year, the younger Bald Eagles are either searching for a mate or the older ones are looking to reconnect with their mate from the previous nesting season. And I, as a wildlife photographer, am out “hunting” for them! They are generally very visible here locally, if you just LOOK UP! Where? Those very high cell phone towers or high tension power line towers around our urban areas are one of their favorite perches. For some reason, they seem to enjoy meeting up in used Osprey nests. One of the most well known places are along S. Independence Blvd. and in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach. The Bald Eagles have outstanding 360 degree views from these perches and can see other Bald Eagles. Bald Eagles have “eagle eyes” and can easily distinguish their mate as well as other eagles that may have come into their “territory.” Eagles use both monocular and binocular vision, meaning they can use they eyes independently or together depending on what they are looking at, and they can see great distances. I have read that an eagle can see something the size of a rabbit at more than three miles away. 10

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When they have successfully reconnected with their mates or found a new one, nest building starts. If they are using an already established nest, the pair will begin to add sticks to it. If they are building a new one, the structure of choice locally is generally a tall, loblolly pine tree, a native tree of Virginia. Nest building intensifies in October. It is usually complete by late December, when courtship begins. The Center for Conservation Biology, a research group within The College of William and Mary and the Virginia Commonwealth University maintains a Bald Eagle nest locator:

tps:// I’ve seen courtship and mating behavior from late December through mid-January, and most local pairs have laid eggs by mid-February. Virtually all pairs in our Chesapeake Bay region have eggs laid by the end of February. This pre egg laying time of Bald Eagle Season can be very rewarding for both seasoned wildlife photographers and casual observers because our Bald Eagles are out and visible. I remember a time in the mid 1960’s we did not even have Bald Eagles here locally, because of the effects of the chemical DDT. They have made a fantastic rebound! When you are out and about, remember to LOOK UP!

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1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 4 sprigs fresh thyme (optional) Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). In a small bowl, combine crushed thyme, sage, salt, and pepper. Rub evenly over pork chops. Melt butter and olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Cook pork chops for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once. Remove from skillet and keep warm in preheated oven. In the skillet, combine raspberry jam, orange juice, and vinegar. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce is reduced to desired consistency (sauce will thicken as it cools). Spoon sauce in a pool onto a serving plate, and top with pork chops. Garnish with sprigs of thyme.

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6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced Organic Fuji Apples 1/2 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup whole milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish, or coat with non-stick cooking spray. Place apples in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir spice mixture into apples until evenly distributed. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Spoon into prepared dish. Pour milk evenly over apple mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until soft and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.


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Water Water Everywhere! In a pool or while jumping on muddle puddles, the more water the better. In your yard, near your foundation, or worse yet in your crawl space – yeah not so much fun!

Field Tile? Weeping Tile? The answer is yes and no. Confusing? Let’s take a further look.

So, when should you worry? Why should you worry? What are some of the solutions? Who should your house call to get the help it needs?

In the waterproofing business we commonly refer to drain tile systems, with the designation of Interior Drain Tile or Exterior Drain Tile. They are a piping system laid alongside the footing at a depth lower than the main floor to prevent a water table from forming beneath your concrete floor slab or under your crawl space. Most homes constructed after 1960 were built with a footing (drain) tile system.

When should you worry? and Why should you worry? You need to worry now! We just entered hurricane and rain season in our area and more water will be seen on our yards and near our foundations and crawl spaces. If you live on a lot where your house is built on a peak and all water runs down the yard, then you are likely ok. However, if you like most of us live on a flatter lot or a lot that slopes toward our home, chances are water finds its path of least resistance and migrates toward your home or sunken areas in the yard and sits. As water sits near your foundation it starts ruining the structure, causes the soil to be unstable. Your house then settles and the foundation starts to fall apart. Worse yet, it seeps into the crawl space causing even more damage to the foundation, the subflooring system and the home. Even worst, that mold is not good for the habitants of the home as they breathe it in.

French Drain - So What the Heck is It? A French Drain is a mysterious solution for waterproofing a basement or foundation, rarely understood by homeowners and contractors alike. The origins of the French Drain system have to do with farming in the early days. Its creator Mr. Henry French was a judge and farmer from Concord, Massachusetts, who wrote the book “Farm drainage: the principles, processes, and effects of draining land with stones, wood, plows, and open ditches, and especially with tiles“, published in 1860. His drains revolutionized surface irrigation systems from simple ditches to a sub-terranean clay piping systems, often buried in stone, used to transport water with the help of gravity. Essentially, a French Drain is a yard drainage system. So, is this “Drain Tile”? Drainage Tile (piping) systems are used to transport water. The earliest drainage systems were made of clay roofing tiles, hence the word “Tile” in Drain Tile. But, are Drain Tiles and a French Drain the same thing? How about SubSoil Drainage Systems? The McClung Family 12

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Field Tile or Sub-Soil Drainage systems usually are installed just below the surface grade (about 1-3 feet) to manage surface water. These systems are sloped to use gravity to move the water from a low spot where the water collects and pools. This most closely follows Henry French’s original design; therefore the French Drain is really a surface water drainage or transport system. Do you need a Surface Drainage System or Footing Tile System to help prevent water from entering your crawl space, or damaging your foundation? Do you see cracks in the foundation or inside the home, doors or windows that do not work properly, uneven floors and musty smell in the home, or water around the crawl space or sitting in your yard? Contact AMC911 for a free evaluation. Our advisors are trained to diagnose your problem and present the most cost effective interior and/or exterior solutions.

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The Computer Mandate Dear Village News Readers, This month I want to emphasize the importance of having an outside place to save your work. As mentioned in previous articles, it’s vital for you to maintain an off site backup of your work. If you don’t, you are at risk of losing your precious data. There are several ways to backup your computer. The “Cloud” is an excellent place to send your information. For a nominal fee, you can backup off your compter and to a sale location. Another very popular way of backing up your computer is to use an insight remote unit. You plug it in when you’re ready to backup and click start. Once it has

computer the backup of your hard drive, your emails and all your system, you simply unplug it. We do recommend however that you store it away from your computer. The reason is obvious. If you have a fire or damage to the area that your computer resides, you will lose everything. And let’s face it, you don’t want that to happen to you. Having a place to backup is a very responsible thing to do BUT... how often do you need to backup? We recommend doing it if you have just completed something important to you or your business but at the

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ith a bustling household and busy family schedules, updates to the home are often a low priority compared to time spent with loved ones. Consider four home improvement ideas fit for the entire family, which require little time commitment and deliver long-lasting benefits. 1. Pick paint colors that age well. Paint can dramatically transform a space, so when you choose a color, pay attention to tones that age well. While kids are drawn to bright hues, reach for colors that are soft on the eyes. Choose colors that work in harmony, like whites and blushes; charcoals and blues; and sages and taupes. To maximize wall space, consider chalkboard paint for calendars, to-do lists and a creative outlet for kids to draw. With the proper equipment - plenty of painters' tape, goggles and mask filters - painting can involve the whole family. 2. Choose multipurpose shower fixtures. Whether you are a parent, caregiver or pet lover, the bathtub and shower are multifunctional spaces. To accomplish daily household tasks such as bathing kids, washing furry friends or cleaning the shower, choose the Delta In2ition Two-in-One Shower. The fixture has a combination shower head with a detachable hand shower with five spray settings, which provides all family members with flexibility and a drenching shower experience. H2Okinetic Technology offers three times the coverage of a standard shower head. Plus, with a sleek transitional design, this upgrade adds an element of style to the bathroom.

3. Stay safe with smart features. Beyond the appeal of high-tech gadgets, smart home devices encourage eco-friendly choices and safety for the entire family. Start simple with voice-enabled lightbulbs, customized to control each room of the house. The kids can prompt the speaker to turn off lights in their rooms when not being used. As an added layer of home security, install a video doorbell to teach the family to practice awareness when the doorbell rings. Consider smart locks to lock and unlock doors, receiving notifications when a family member comes and goes - all from the convenience of your mobile device. 4. Contain your cupboards. Consolidate food storage bins with collapsible containers to provide easy organization when packing lunches, storing leftovers and meal prepping, without having to search for a lid that fits. In the pantry, store tiny boxes of food, such as baking mixes and bags of spices, in clear boxes as a way to spot your supply and avoid scattered or spilled ingredients. In cupboard areas that are most visited, consider a rotating tray so nothing hides in the back to spoil, freeze or be forgotten, while also maintaining order when hungry little hands are searching for snacks. Spice cabinets, beverages in the refrigerator and snack drawers are the perfect starting point. These upgrades will have your family functioning in a design-forward, eco-friendly and highly organized fashion in no time.


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The statistics for men's health are alarming. For men, life expectancy is 76.3 years; for women, it's 81.2 years. The Kaiser Family Foundation points out that nearly 71 percent of men are at risk of being overweight or obese, compared to 59 percent for women. Far more women than men are likely to go to a physician office visit, according to the Centers for Disease Control. These statistics may be worrisome for men and their loved ones, but many of the health risks men face can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting recommended and timely preventive health screenings. "It's important for men to take charge of their health," said Dr. Chad E. Bittner, a chief medical officer of OptumCare. "And there are a number of things men can do to get and stay healthy."

He points out other important reminders for men: Sunscreen: Don't overlook the importance of using sunscreen. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. Prescriptions: All patients need to work with their doctors to get a full understanding of the purpose and side effects of the prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and supplements they take. Depression: It's important for men and those close to them to be aware of the warning signs for depression. If you or the men in your life are not making positive health choices, now is the perfect time to take charge of your health.

Bittner offers the following tips to help men improve their health and well-being: Physical activity: Regardless of gender, Bittner said he gives people the same general health advice, although men often need more reminders. One focus area for patients is physical activity. Regular physical activity can control weight, reduce risks of developing heart disease and some cancers, and can improve overall mental health and mood. Nutrition: Another important priority is nutrition. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day, and limit foods and drinks high in sugar, salt, saturated fat and alcohol.

You simply don’t want to know what has been happening in lives of certain people lately. Keep your mouth closed and your hugs and kisses to yourself if you don’t feel like sharing them with anyone else. Solitude is a state of heart, mind and logistics, so try to resolve at least one of your issues, the most catchable one, to see the world more clearly. Some people around you need help and the only way you can meet their demands is to make incredible personal progress and see what you must and mustn’t do. This may be the time to let the tides take you, even when they seem to be on a mission to break you. 22

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What’s a Precision Tune Up? Like getting your car a tune-up, your heating and cooling system should be inspected, cleaned, and calibrated to make sure it runs at peak efficiency. During a tune-up, your HVAC technician will inspect your system, clean your components, and make recommendations to either save you money or prevent untimely breakdowns. A clean system is a healthy system and will perform better to keep you more comfortable. Utilizing a comprehensive 41 check list, MSCO technicians make sure all aspects of your home heating and cooling system are operating properly. This is sample of some of the tasks performed: • Inspect filters • Inspect visible ductwork yearly • Clear drain lines and check fittings • Clean evaporator coil and pan • Inspect all electrical connections • Tighten loose components or connections • Test auxiliary heat operation • Test operation of air handler • Take operational readings • Clean outdoor coil • Test and record system readings • Test defrost operation • Clean and wax outdoor unit • Reset thermostat to desired setting

must work harder to perform its normal operation. This increases in your energy bills and puts unnecessary pressure on your HVAC system. The cost of a yearly tune-up compared to breakdowns, higher utility bills and replacing worn out equipment early more than justifies the savings. Proper Operation – Regular HVAC tune-ups ensure that your system is running efficiently. They help prevent problems that cause your system to break down when you need it the most. It does this by finding problems before they become big enough to affect the longevity and effectiveness of your system’s operation. A system that is wellmaintained can last years longer compared to one that is ignored and becomes dirty and neglected. Safety - Your home heating and cooling system using many technical components as well as electricity, natural gas, and other aspects that can lead to potential safety hazards if not maintained properly. When drains get clogged or backed up, they can cause the condensation to pool and overflow leading to water damage to ceilings or floors. To schedule a service repair, get a replacement quote, or sign up for our “back to school” Precision Tune-up special, please contact MSCO at 757-4270016 or through our website at

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Village News Magazine October Fall & Halloween edition 2019  

Welcome to the October Fall & Halloween edition of Village News Magazine. Now in our 16th year we hope you enjoy this month's read!

Village News Magazine October Fall & Halloween edition 2019  

Welcome to the October Fall & Halloween edition of Village News Magazine. Now in our 16th year we hope you enjoy this month's read!