For Your Reading Pleasure

Todd Abrams

Publsher’s Message

We enjoy providing readers with useful information about home and landscape enhancement, as well as information to keep you healthy and fit. All with the purpose of helping you solve problems and find new enjoyment in home, body and the world around us. For example, if you are experiencing hearing loss, the article by Dr. Jacques Herzog provides valuable advice about what to do about it. And if you have deer destroying the plantings in your yard, you will find solutions in the article by Steve Calloway.

Some additional experts in this issue share ways to save money on major expenditures: on your real estate taxes by Steven Weber, and if you have a business that accepts credit cards, saving in what you pay for charge processing by Laura and Ed Abilez. Also, if you have property that you would like to sell, Bill Ziercher shares the advantages for some properties of selling through auction rather than traditional listing.

On our Arts & Thoughts pages, I know you will enjoy the latest from our columnists – Random Musings from Gerry Mandel and a Road Trip with John Robinson. And in this issue we feature two local award-winning poets, Janet Grace Riehl and Marcel Toussaint. I would especially like to thank my long-time friend and colleague Gerry, who introduced me to John, Janet and Marcel.

-Todd Abrams