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Does your current roof reduce energy costs, as well as protect your home with a seamless, leak-proof surface? It would if it was a properly installed roof from A New Millennium Co., says company owner Rodney Rael.

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High-quality sleep is fundamental to your health and happiness. However, for the 10-30% of U.S. adults living with sleep apnea, a good night’s rest is not guaranteed.

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Part of being a good environmental steward is passing on this wisdom to the next generation. Here are three hands-on ways parents and grandparents can teach children to protect the birds in their very own backyard.

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Maurice Sendak’s beloved kids’ classic “Where the Wild Things Are” was originally titled “Where the Wild Horses Are.” Why the change in title? Sendak realized he was unable to draw horses.

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We’ve known for years about the dry-cleaning chemicals and leaking fuel tanks contaminating the water at Camp Lejeune. It went on for decades (1953-1987) with multiple generations being affected before the Department of Veterans Affairs finally allowed claims for disability from all the illn…

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I came across the words “Soldier Hill” written in small italic type on page 66 of my New Mexico Road Atlas. Energized by the mysterious nature of that designation, I was determined to find the story behind that name on my map.

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Dear Sam: My dog “Jesse” was bitten on the face by another dog, injuring his snout and nose so badly that it required several stitches. I can’t get Jesse to stop licking and pawing at the wound, and now he’s tearing out the stitches. The wound looks infected. What should I do? — Kamo M.

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On May 7, 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony debuts at Vienna’s Theater am Karntnertor. Having lost his hearing years earlier, the celebrated composer nonetheless appeared to conduct the first performance of his Ninth Symphony, while the real conductor stood in the wings. …

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Coinciding with National Bike to Work Day, Albuquerque is hosting Bike 2 Wherever Day on May 20. Participate virtually and win prizes by committing to ride and participating in the raffle, survey, riding challenge, and photo contest. And visit in-person stations to pick up free swag and lear…

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Local author Ronn Perea was born and raised in Albuquerque, later to travel the world. He has a fascination for history and new beginnings. His most recent novel “Elsie and Elsa” covers the life of two Albuquerque teenage amigas. Growing up during World War II in the mid 1940’s, the two go o…

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Presented by the Corrales Tractor Club. Members of the club own vintage, classic and modern tractors, showcasing the progression of farm equipment over 80 years. Come enjoy viewing antique tractors and pristine classic automobiles, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Corrales Rec Center Front…

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“People have died from hiccups, you know.” Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. West End Pro…

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Landscape pavers aren’t “new” — many of the ancient streets in Europe are made from pavers. Some of these streets date back to the Roman times and are still in use! In the recent past, the best choice for a product that looks great, won’t crack and lasts a lifetime is pavers, but they are no…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out.  

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Here’s a zesty spiral tart using ultra-thin ribbons of carrot and zucchini nestled in a savory cheesecake-like base. It’s a perfect appetizer, side dish or a colorful main dish served with a salad.

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Disney’s “Black Widow,” Scarlett Johansson, and Marvel’s “Captain America,” Chris Evans, are sneaking behind their studios’ backs to make “Project Artemis” (about the space race) for Apple TV+, directed by “Ozark’s” Jason Bateman. Johansson also has Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” along with…

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Research says that the best time of day to exercise is in the morning, but the truth is that the best time for YOU to exercise is when you will go through with it. So, try out different times of the day, and when you find one that fits, schedule it in your daily planner and block the time ou…

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While most Americans may say they’re environmentally conscious and care about recycling, their daily habits haven’t caught up with their good intentions. In fact, the EPA reports that the recycling rate is currently only at about 32%. Part of this is due to confusion about what and how to re…

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In the current market, houses are selling fast — meaning there’s typically no need to spend time and money on large home repairs and renovations to get an offer. Instead, homeowners should focus on quick, easy DIY projects to give their space a facelift before listing. Here’s how.

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Recent government figures outlined food price increases for one month. The numbers are grim. Fruits and vegetables went up 2.3%, the highest since 2010. Dairy went up 1.9%, the highest since 2011. Cereals and bakery items went up 1.1%.

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Enjoy the smell and feel the warmth of something special baking in your oven. These Austrian-style soft pretzels are a healthy and satisfying snack dipped in yummy mustard or as a unique accompaniment to a big bowl of soup. They also can be sliced in half while still warm for a tasty slider-…

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“The Invisible Pilot” (NR) — A new three-part documentary series dives into the mystery behind the life of pilot Gary Betzner. His career began in crop-dusting, and he was regarded as one of the best pilots in his Top Gun program, walking away from a whopping 11 crashes during his lifetime. …

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After more than two years of the pandemic, you’re probably eager to get out and explore the world. But as desire and demand for travel skyrockets, so do the prices to get there. Here are some great ways to maximize your savings, so you can make your dream vacation a reality:

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Inflation is driving rising costs on everything from gasoline to groceries. And recent research shows that auto insurance is expected to rise for most policyholders this year too. While you can’t control how insurers price their policies, you can avoid shouldering higher costs.

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It is not easy to identify antique and vintage ceramics, because many were made by small local potteries and not marked. Workmen often moved to another factory but continued to make the same type of wares and decoration.

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Nothing announces the coming of spring quite like budding vegetation, flourishing flora, and grandly growing greenery. Only you don’t have to wait for your outdoor flower beds to bloom or garden to blossom before you can benefit from an overdue dose of Mother Nature’s majesty. You can get a …

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Buying a dining room rug isn’t like buying a rug for any other room: You have to consider things like the dining room table’s size and shape, which materials are stain-resistant, and whether or not your guests will be able to pull out a chair without the back legs coming off the rug. The rig…

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Itching to reinvent your residence but don’t want to break the bank on home improvement projects? You don’t necessarily need to fork over serious cash to enliven your interiors. There are plenty of relatively quick and simple things you can do to breathe new life into stale rooms, outdated a…

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Nobody truly enjoys scrubbing the toilet, emptying the dryer’s lint trap, bringing the garbage cans to the curb, or washing the dishes. Despite all the latest smart gadgets and technological advances, household maintenance and basic chores remain elbow grease-powered manual tasks that contin…

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Are you a fan of indoor climate comfort, extra light, and overhead elements that can add pizazz to your home’s design? If so, a new ceiling fan could be just the thing to top off a room and brighten a given living space.

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Many things capture our attention when we walk into a kitchen: the cabinetry, appliances, countertops, and flooring, certainly. But one particular amenity is designed to draw the eye often more than others — the backsplash, a component that should be prioritized and carefully planned, the pr…

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You’ve probably seen the news stories, advising that the summer of 2022 will likely see rolling brownouts as the local utility company struggles to provide enough electricity for New Mexico homes.

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Looking for a fast, affordable way to update your kitchen and bathroom surfaces and cabinets? One that won’t be delayed by labor shortages or supply chain slowdowns or be completely unaffordable because of the rising cost of construction materials? If you said yes, then Get A Grip resurfacin…

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As you get older, you might take steps to develop healthy habits, whether exercising, eating healthier or limiting your consumption of alcohol. But did you know that there are steps you can take to help with your brain health? Such preventive measures might even reduce the risk of Alzheimer’…

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Honorary members of the Harlem Globetrotters include Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis.

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Gratitude has been shown to help kids and adults practice resilience through tough times by focusing on the positive emotions that come with spending quality time with family and friends. That’s why character education matters.

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It takes a certain kind of soldier to create diversions on the spot, pretend to be a much larger unit than they are and believably impersonate others, but that’s exactly what the top-secret Ghost Army did in World War II. Over 1,000 men, with their actions, saved the lives of an estimated 30…

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“We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere — your ideal of what you long to attain — the ideal of healt…

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Dear Sam: As an attorney who helps clients prepare wills, I’d like to urge your readers to review their end-of-life plans and make sure that their pets are provided for. It’s so important to designate a new caregiver for their pets so that they are quickly re-homed to a person who will love …

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”Drape and Droop,” Amapola Gallery’s April Featured Artist exhibit showcases the quilts of Marge Farmer-Page and glass creations of Delfie Martinez. Marge began at Amapola Gallery 42 years ago with macramé, popular then and now. Since then, she has added meticulous needlework as well. New fo…

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On April 1, 1963, the ABC television network airs the premiere episode of the daytime drama “General Hospital.” The enduring soap opera would become the longest-running serial program produced in Hollywood.

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Spruce up your garden for spring! The Spring Plant Sale is your source for dahlias, daylilies, African violets, heirloom and hybrid tomato seedlings, hanging baskets, color bowls, xeric plants, herbs, perennials and lots of locally grown annual bedding plants. Many local garden clubs will be…