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Keep cool without sweating the cost
Did your last electric bill have you hot under the collar? Consumer ratings service Angie’s List offers these tips for keeping cool without sweating the cost.


Home maintenance
Check insulation: Adding insulation is a simple, cost-effective way to increase your home’s energy efficiency and lower your cooling costs.

Inspect air filters monthly and replace dirty ones: A clean air filter improves air quality and reduces stress on your AC unit, thus making it operate more efficiently.

Apply weather-stripping to window and doors: Cold air can escape through cracks. Caulk around windows and doors as needed.

Light show: Turning lights off when you’re not in the room really will reduce energy costs – especially if you’re still using incandescent bulbs. Switching to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs will result in 75 percent less energy being used per bulb and they last about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.

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A fraction of a second may not seem like a long time, but at the 9th Annual Partners In Education Dragon Boat Festival, it can mean the difference between “well done!” and “nice try”

This year’s festival, presented by BP-Husky Refining, will be held July 24 in International Park in downtown Toledo.

“We are very pleased that for the ninth year in a row, Partners In Education offers free admission to this unique Toledo family festival,” said Kelly O’Loughlin, program coordinator for Partners In Education.

Forty-two teams are scheduled to participate in the festival. The 40-foot long Dragon Boats will be racing down the Maumee River starting at 8 a.m. and continuing through 5 p.m.

Each team is comprised of a 20-member crew plus a steersman and a drummer. Teams race a 500-meter course in four-boat heats, and will participate in three races during the day.

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Family Fun Fest planned at East Toledo Family Center
The East Toledo Family Center will hold its annual Family Fun Fest and East Side Idol contest July 31 from noon to 4 p.m. at the center’s Warren Densmore Building, located at 1029 Varland Ave.

The event will kick off at noon with a performance by several local cheerleading groups. The East Side Idol contest will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Performers will compete in three age categories, including sixth grade and younger, seventh to ninth grade and 10th to 12th grade.

Other activities include free games and inflatable rides, agency displays and more. In addition, hot dogs, brats, soft drinks and other items will be available for purchase.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Nicole Heitger at 419-691-1429.

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