Letter From The Publisher

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Dear Neighbor,

I have no doubt that, like me, all of our readers are more than ready to say goodbye to Old-Man Winter and welcome in the warmer temperatures and sunnier skies that come with the arrival of spring.

To that end, I’m sure anyone who regularly reads any of our 18 weekly newspapers, that include Garden City Life, Port Washington News, Manhasset Press, Great Neck Record, The Roslyn News,mOyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot, Glen Cove Record Pilot, Syosset-Jericho Tribune, Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald, Hicksville News, Mineola
American, New Hyde Park Illustrated News, The Westbury Times, Floral Park Dispatch, Levittown Tribune, Massapequa Observer and Farmingdale Observer, is more than ready to get to the task of taking care of upkeep in and around their homes. That is why Angela Susan Anton’s House & Home is our way of giving you advice on what needs to be addressed now that the cold weather is (hopefully) behind us.

Colleen Maidhof gets the ball rolling with a spring maintenance piece, where she chats with a number of local experts who give advice ranging from cleaning your carpets and prepping your lawn equipment to dealing with pests.

Aaron Cheris takes it a step further writing about exterior and interior inspections that alert you to the telltale signs of water damage and how to repair and dress up your home’s interior with striking paint colors. And when you’re ready to tackle your home’s exterior, Aaron provides some great tips for power washing and updating walkways, driveways and patios.

Wondering what to do to jazz up your rooms? Kimberly Dijkstra touches base with a number of interior design experts who offer simple ideas for cool accessories, such as throw pillows, plants and artwork to transform and brighten up your rooms.

And finally,when it’s time to roll up those sleeves and get your hands dirty, Karen Musgrave of Hicks Nurseries in Westbury walks you through various steps to ensure that your lawn and garden are as vibrant as they can be. Karen not only discusses basic steps like clearing beds, trimming and replanting, but also gives an expert’s perspective on fertilizing, mulching and other pointers that include taking organic approaches whenever possible.

I hope Angela Susan Anton’s House & Home winds up being as informative and fun to read as it was for us to put it together.

Angela Susan Anton

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