Author Talks Coming Up in Winchester, MA

Summer is a great time for everyone, young and older, to catch up on some reading! There are few things better than enjoying some time alone in the sun alongside a great book. Here are a few dates of upcoming author talks… Source: winchester.wickedlocal.com Coffee with the Winchester Star editor: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., June 20

4 Ways Smart Home Devices Can Prevent Break-Ins

Nothing can put a damper on a long-anticipated vacation like worrying about the security of your home while you’re away. Luckily, today’s smart home technology can help deter burglars and protect your property so that you can relax on the beach. Cnet.com outlines four ways your smart home can help prevent break-ins: Randomize lights. One

Boston’s public transportation ranks among top in US

Boston ranked No. 3 in a recent Transit Score ranking, largely due to the geographic reach and convenience of its Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency. Boston’s transit system, which includes America’s first subway, experienced a 1.8 decrease in its transit score but still ranked third overall with a 72.6, while also ranking third among the the

Tips for Creating a Gracious Guest Room

The warmer weather always seems to bring together family and friends traveling from near and far. Is your guest room ready to do its job? When they arrive on your freshly swept doorstep, welcome them with open arms and a well-appointed space they can call their own. Beyond decorating the bedroom with your personal flair

How to be a Better Recycler

If you’re recycling on the regular, congrats! You’re doing your part to create a cleaner earth. However, many consumers accidentally make recycling errors that could mean their goods end up in a landfill due to contamination. Below are four tips from Republic Services to reduce recycling contamination and ensure your recycling ends up where it

5 Steps to a Healthier Home

Believe it or not, being healthy at home isn’t just about what’s happening in your fridge. Sure, it’s a good starting point, but there are actually many ways to create a pro-health environment throughout your home. Here are five simple ways to start. 1. Declutter the kitchen. In this case, we’re not talking about knickknacks—we’re

How Do Property Taxes Work?

If you’re a new or soon-to-be homeowner, you may be wondering about how property taxes work. Unlike the income tax and the sales tax you pay, the property tax is not based on how much money you earn or how much you spend. Instead, it is based solely on how much the property you own

6 Home Maintenance Tasks You Didn’t Know You Were Forgetting

In all likelihood, your home is the biggest investment you’ll make in your life. To protect that investment, turn to regular maintenance tasks to ensure that your home will be running efficiently for years to come. Most folks are already aware of this. But if you feel like you’re mastering your home maintenance, you may be surprised