What is the origin of jack-o’-lanterns?

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The origin of the angry orange pumpkin (or jack-o’-Lantern) comes from a Celtic folk tale of a miserly farmer named Jack who constantly played tricks on the devil. His nickname was literally “Stingy Jack.” According to History.com, for one of his tricks, Stingy Jack…

Pumpkin carving was an Irish tradition that helped save small American farms

Pumpkin carving was an Irish tradition that helped save small American farms

Before the 19th century, Irish carved turnips into lanterns during the Celtic festival of Samhain, believing that the light would keep the spirits away from their homes. When waves of Irish immigrants moved into American cities, the pumpkin became a natural substitute. Pumpkins had…

Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall?

Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall?

Before temperatures drop, learn what to do to prepare it, regardless of whether you have a gas or wood-burning unit, make sure your fireplace is ready to go well in advance of the change in seasons. Keeping your chimneys clean and clear – including…

Top 10 Features Home Buyers Want in 2017

Top 10 Features Home Buyers Want in 2017

Find out the top 10 features today’s home buyers are looking for in a home so you can better meet their demands and help them find the home of their dreams. Although the generations of home buyers differ, there are many common features they…

7 Fresh Home Design Trends For 2017

7 Fresh Home Design Trends For 2017

Fresh modern colors and creative twists on vintage décor and green/natural solutions are among the trends. Influenced by contemporary architecture, fashion, new technology and the entertainment and media industries, home design trends for 2017 are an innovative mix of past and present. You’ll find…

An Arm & A Leg

An Arm & A Leg

In George Washington’s days, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters…

Did you Know?

Did you Know?

Early Politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TVs or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs and bars. They were told to go sip some Ale and listen to…

Curb Cell Phone compulsion.

Curb Cell Phone compulsion.

You eat with it, sleep with it, and bring it to the bathroom. A smartphone provides constant stimulation. The whole process has the same effect on the mind as a slot machine. You never know what you will get or how good it will…

How to Research the Presence of a Community Facilities District

How to Research the Presence of a Community Facilities District

In September 1988, the Arizona Community Facilities District Act was passed into law. Generally speaking, the Act allows for the formation of a community facilities district (CFD) by a municipality or county for the purpose of constructing or acquiring a public infrastructure. And while…

Why do you need Title Insurance?

Why do you need Title Insurance?

Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. A thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to your property. And, subject to the terms of the policy,…

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