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MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County residents with dreams of owning a home are invited to attend a “Do You Dream of Owning Your Own Home?” information session on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Future homebuyers can learn more about all eligibility requirements of the Home Ownership Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The workshop hosted by the Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center.  The Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349.

Wheat Street Gardens holds Spring Gardening Class on Saturday

Wheat Street Gardens holds Spring Gardening Class on Saturday

Atlanta Homes & LifeStyles holds "High Style, High Rise Home Tour" at The W

Atlanta Homes & LifeStyles holds "High Style, High Rise Home Tour" at The W

DOWNTOWN - This exclusive event will give guests the chance to view 6  "luxuriously chic homes" each designed by a different special designer with its own unique style and fashion.  The homes are part of The Residences at W Atlanta - Downtown, and the event will benefit the High Museum.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension Extols Benefits of Gardening

Fulton County Cooperative Extension Extols Benefits of Gardening

Free gardening classes offered in March

Every year, Fulton County Cooperative Extension extols the benefits of gardening to residents wanting to plant a garden or start a compost pile.  Aside from improving our environment and providing a fresh source of flowers, fruit and vegetables, many overlook the other benefits that gardening provides.

GARDENING IS A GOOD WORKOUT

The physical benefits of gardening are often discounted because people don’t think of it as “real” exercise. But, gardening offers the same benefits as other forms of exercise. A person can burn as many calories in 45 minutes of gardening as they can in 30 minutes of aerobics. Depending on the task they are doing, they use many different muscle groups and increase flexibility and strength.

 

GARDENING IS AN EXCELLENT STRESS REDUCER

Spring Kick Off at English Avenue Urban Garden

Spring Kick Off at English Avenue Urban Garden

ATLANTA - After a successful Fall Harvest of turnips, collard greens, cauliflower, spinach, mustard greens, kale, and artichokes at the English Avenue Urban Community Garden, we are excited to kick off the Spring with a Perennial Planting on Saturday, February 25th.  This will get the outer borders of the Garden lookin' good before we start planting vegetables in the beginning of March.

PERENNIAL PLANTING

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

11AM-2PM

550 LINDSAY STREET NW

ATLANTA, GA 30314

 

*Gloves and tools will be provided

*Food and water provided