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Ways to Prevent House Fires

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According to the National Fire Protection Association in 2015, there were 1,345,500 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,280 deaths, 15,700 injuries, and $14.3 billion in property damage.  Most home fires can be avoided by taking precautions and keeping up with regular cleaning and maintenance checks. Here are 11 tips on protecting your property from going up in flames.

  1. Make sure the stove is always off and keep children away from active cooking areas.
  2. Soak cigarette butts in ...
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Music by the Water

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The Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce presents:  Music by the Water

Come enjoy music from Johnny Wad Unplugged AKA Bazooka Joe from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the East Side Beach in Oconto Falls on Friday, August 25th.

Bring a chair, relax, dance, and enjoy the music while watching the sun set over the Oconto River.

This is a FREE event!

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Oconto County Fair

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The Oconto County Fair is held at East Park Street in Gillett.  There are a few different dates, Saturday, August 12th there is a Horse Show at 9:30 am and on Sunday, August 13th is a bird, small pet, cat and dog show between 8:30 am and Noon.

The full fair begins on Thursday, August 17th and goes til Sunday, August 20th.

You will find 4-H exhibits, carnival rides, truck & tractor pulls, animal judging, rodeo, dog and horse shows, concessions, and ...

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Brown County Fair

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The Brown County Fairground is held at 1500 Fort Howard Ave in DePere.  It begins Wednesday, August 16th and goes til Sunday, August 20th.

Pricing:  $12.00 at the gate and $7.00 on Sunday, August 20th.

Children 3 and under are free at the gate.

A ride pass for children 3 and under is $5.00

There will be fireworks shooting off at dusk on opening day of the fair.

Come and enjoy the food, carnival rides, kids shows, music, tractor pulls, rodeo, and ...

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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

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According to Procter & Gamble, the average American family does 300 loads of laundry per year. That is more than five loads per week. But by making your own laundry detergent, you can cut your detergent costs by up to 50%, while using a safe, green alternative to store bought laundry soap.

There are only a few basic ingredients to making your own laundry detergent:

  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 shaved bar of soap (castile or oil based)

These ...

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2 Easy Ways to Clean Oven Racks

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The hardest part about using the bathtub process is the inactive time, but it’s worth it.  The soaking of the racks helps soften up the gunk, making it easier to wipe and scrub off.  Cleaning your oven racks isn’t that bad of a task to do every few months.  Here are a couple of methods using some household items that might make it easier for you.

Method 1- Vinegar and Dish Washing Detergent

  • Set the oven racks in the bathtub
  • Add enough hot ...
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Testimonial

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“Thank you for the GREAT customer service with my short notice project to deep clean my house before I hosted a couple of big parties.  I was so impressed with the professionalism, skills, and quality of work received.  We are very happy with the results and hope to develop an ongoing relationship for Ascher’s Janitorial Services.”

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Stinky Garbage Disposal?

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garbage-disposal-smellsGarbage disposals are naturally dangerous, but when you start smelling an odor, it’s not coming from deep down where the metal parts grind the food scraps. It’s most likely coming from the black, rubber splash guard in your sink.  When food is ground in the disposal’s motor, debris is sprayed along the bottom side of the splash guard. This area can be ...

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Easiest Way to Clean your Microwave

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Does your microwave have spaghetti sauce splattered all over?  Well, here are five tips to get your microwave looking and smelling great again:

  1. Fill a glass bowl with half a cup of water
  2. Squeeze a lemon into the bowl and leave the peel in for a clean, fresh scent.
  3. Run the microwave on high for two to three minutes.
  4. When the time is up, remove the bowl and the turntable, be cautious as the bowl will be hot.
  5. With a towel or microfiber, wipe the ...
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No Bug Zone!

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The bug season is in full force and with how annoying the bugs can be during this time, don’t forget the danger that comes along with them. These creepy facts about bugs may have your skin crawling, but if you follow these tips for prevention, you will be sure to have a no bug zone!

Flies: The average fly can lay up to 3,000 eggs in their one-month lifespan.  If one gets caught in your house, you should expect them to ...

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