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May 2013

There are 4 blog entries for May 2013.

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Hurricane season is June 1 – November 30th

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, A hurricane is a severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico or eastern Pacific Ocean. To form, hurricanes need warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds. They gather heat and energy from the warm waters. Evaporation from seawater increases their power.

Hurricanes rotate in a counterclockwise direction around an "eye." They have winds at least 75 mph. When they come onto land, they can bring heavy rain, strong winds and floods, and can damage buildings, trees and cars. They also produce heavy waves called storm surge. Storm surges are very dangerous and a major reason why people must stay

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Renovating and making home improvements can be a costly endeavor.  Thinking about remodeling kitchens and bathrooms can get overwhelming as homeowners realize that their expectations and ideas far outweigh their budgets.  Basically, our eyes are bigger than our budgets. 

Our homes are the places we go to unwind, relax and enjoy our families and although we often times want or need to make changes, we don’t realize that there are ways around the mega-buck remodel or redesign projects. Check out some of these great articles, projects, and products which may not only be exactly what you are looking for; but give you the motivation to start that long overdue project.

  • Home Improvement Projects that give you the Biggest Bang for your buck
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As the dog days of summer approach, we could all use a little relief from the heat. What better way than a nice refreshing dip in a pool? We have compiled a list of a few public pools in the area that you and your family can enjoy while cooling off.

Chesterfield Pool - Westminster Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504

Chesterfield is specifically an outdoor pool with loads of activities and a swimming committee. Open seasonally M-W-F from 11 a.m. - 6, Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4 and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6.  Visit their site for more information.

Berkeley Swimming Pool - 89 W Liberty St. in Norfolk.

Opened Seasonally Mon - Wed 11:00 a.m. - 6, closed Thursday, Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6, Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4, and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6.

Princess Anne Recreational

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                                  bike month      

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and celebrated in communities from coast to coast.  For fifty-five years, National Bike Month has been the perfect time for new or returning riders to get back on the saddle and ride their bike to school or work. Originally the Cycle Trade Association called the month American Bike Month but in 1956 it evolved to Bike Month. Along with the name change, Bike Month became more about promoting cycling and safe bicycling, not just selling bicycles.

  • More than 80% of bike commuters say they feel healthier and less stressed. You could, too.
  • Americans saved more than $4.6B by bicycling instead of driving in 2012 alone.
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