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Family Fun Day September 5th at Veterans Park in Wappingers Falls

The Village of Wappingers Falls Recreation Committee is hosting this year's community Family Fun Day on September 5, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Veterans Park in Wappingers Falls.  Get to know your neighbors better, and spend the afternoon & evening enjoying some good-old family fun.

There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce house, carnival games, and face painting for the kids.  A fireworks display will light up the evening sky, and of course, there will be music and lots of great food.

Hope to see you all there!

Preparing To Move? Load These Items In Your Car At The Last Minute

Did you know that Federal law prohibits moving companies from transporting hazardous materials?

There are other items, too, besides hazardous materials that moving companies generally will not load in their trucks.  Be prepared to transport your own house plants, perishable food items, and possibly some lawn and pool equipment.

The following list of items are defined as 'hazardous.  You will need to either dispose of them properly, leave them for the new owners (with their approval, of course), or transport them in your own vehicle:

Kitchens Sell Houses - Inexpensive Improvements That Will Make Your Kitchen Shine

Kitchens sell houses . . . and bad kitchens cause houses to take longer to sell and for less money.  

Here are some good ideas for making your kitchen more appealing without spending a ton of money.  You can do all these yourself for just the cost of supplies, and the resulting improvements can easily add many thousands to the value of your home.

1.  A fresh coat of paint is one of the best boosters of a space, and if you do it yourself it is very inexpensive . . . the cost of a gallon or two of paint and perhaps a roller, brush, tape, and a few other supplies that you can re-use for the next project.

2.  Replace or add hardware to your existing cabinets. Hardware is like jewelry for your cabinets, and updated hardware can make a dramatic difference at a very low cost . . . and it's easy.