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Find The Fun

Sometimes a spoonful of sugar does the trick AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Mary Poppins was right. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You

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Can’t Stand The Heat?

Induction cooking might woo you into the kitchen AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Looking for energy savings this summer? While it’s not the easiest, cheapest change to make to one’s home,

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History Offers Lessons

Critical thinking part of the goal AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Without evidence and critical thinking, making a difference becomes murky and sometimes dangerous. Good intentions are a great starting place,

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Best Place To Rest

Organic choices make sleeping easy AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Plenty of people are moving at this time of year. Maybe you just got your first job out of college, or

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No Honey Here

Gardener works to oust invasive species AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Karen Takemoto is a champion of honeysuckle removal, working steadily to liberate her woods near Farmington. “For over 15 years,

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Sustainability Is Sexy

Environmental efforts good for you, too AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Sustainability makes us stronger — both mentally and physically — as we tackle challenging problems like air pollution and tough

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Opportunity Knocks

Sustainable summer fun comes in many flavors AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Summer is almost here, but you don’t have to sacrifice fun and freedom for sustainability and justice. Love has

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The Sound Of Music

Even singing in the shower has benefits AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples More than gorgeous sound or painful noise, music can make a difference. If we’re feeling down, music lifts us

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Helping The Helpless

Rehabbers give time, effort to critters in need AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples We recently received a couple of requests for wildlife rehabilitation — although we are not licensed rehabilitators and

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A Snake Worth Meeting

If you see a long green pencil eating spiders, it’s probably a Northern Rough Green snake, or grass snake. With adorable cartoon character eyes, beautiful green and yellow scales, and