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Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Book Club Benefits and Tips for Getting Started

3 Book Club Benefits and Tips for Getting Started

If you are an avid reader, you likely enjoy spending as much quiet time as possible wrapped up in a good book. Reading doesn't have to be only a solitary pleasure, though. Starting a book club can be a great way to combine your love of reading with insightful social interaction. Here are some of the benefits of launch…
Elyssa at WhirLocalHappy Thanksgiving From WhirLocal!

Happy Thanksgiving From WhirLocal!

This year (and every year) we are thankful for YOU!   Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at WhirLocal. …
Elyssa at WhirLocalHow to Support Local During the Holidays

How to Support Local During the Holidays

It’s nearly Thanksgiving, which for many people means gathering together with family or friends, giving thanks, and sharing a meal. Thanksgiving also means Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. This weekend of sales is a great way to further show thanks and appreciation …
Elyssa at WhirLocalAdopt a Senior Pet Month: Benefits of Adopting Older Pets

Adopt a Senior Pet Month: Benefits of Adopting Older Pets

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month" and the perfect time to celebrate older adoptees. Senior pets often spend more time in shelters than their younger counterparts, but many potential adopters don't realize the advantages of adopting older animals. Let's go over a few benefits! Yes, Older Dogs Learn New Tric…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWays to Support a Loved One Living With Alzheimer's

Ways to Support a Loved One Living With Alzheimer's

Few diseases are as heartbreaking as Alzheimer's. The disease's progressive nature slowly robs sufferers of their memories, often leaving them confused and frightened. Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer's can devastate family and friends. November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and National Family Caregiv…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhat are "Aging in Place" Services?

What are "Aging in Place" Services?

Aging-in-place services are becoming more and more popular as a senior-care option. What are these services, and what do they entail? Here, we will discuss the basics of aging-in-place services and what they can do for you or your loved one. About "Aging in Place" Services Aging-in-place services help senior…
Elyssa at WhirLocalFactors to Consider When Buying a Used Car

Factors to Consider When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be challenging. However, it can be a lot easier when you know what factors to consider. Here are some of the most essential. Your Budget One of the first things you should consider before heading out to your neighborhood dealership is your budget. Establishing a set amount of money you are …
Elyssa at WhirLocalHelpful Information to Tell Your Vet When Your Pet Is Sick

Helpful Information to Tell Your Vet When Your Pet Is Sick

If you own a pet, chances are you will experience a time when your furry friend is not feeling well. When this happens, it's important to have a game plan and know what information to give your vet so they can help your pet feel better. Check out these five tips on what to tell your vet when your pet is sick. 1…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Things to Look for in an Auto Repair Shop

5 Things to Look for in an Auto Repair Shop

Choosing an auto repair shop is an important decision. After all, you are trusting them with your car, which is a big investment. You want to make sure that the shop you choose is reputable and will do a good job. For that reason, there are a few things you should look for when choosing an auto repair shop. 1. …
Elyssa at WhirLocalWays to Support Local Artists and the Arts

Ways to Support Local Artists and the Arts

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding “YES!” we have five ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits i…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Reasons to Use Custom Photo Framing Services

3 Reasons to Use Custom Photo Framing Services

Custom photo framing services can provide high-quality frames specifically designed for your needs. The frames and matting are customizable to match the décor of your home or office. In addition, custom photo framing services can help to preserve your memories by ensuring that your photos are properly protected. …
Elyssa at WhirLocalTips for Taking Care of Your Car Between Maintenance Visits

Tips for Taking Care of Your Car Between Maintenance Visits

It’s no surprise that proper car maintenance is important to keep your car in good shape. A car that is not cared for will break down and may eventually end up costing you more money than if it were properly maintained. Luckily, there are several car care tips that you can do on your own to keep your car running smo…
Elyssa at WhirLocalQuestions to Ask Before Hiring a Glass Repair Company

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Glass Repair Company

Making the decision to repair your glass windows, doors, or custom glass shower enclosure is not always an easy one. There are a lot of glass repair companies out there, and it can be hard to determine which one is the right fit for you and your needs. To help you out, here is a list of some important questions that y…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Reasons to Work With a Dog Trainer

5 Reasons to Work With a Dog Trainer

Proper training helps your dog become a good canine citizen and gives him confidence in having clear rules of behavior to follow. If you feel you don’t have adequate time or experience to provide good training, a local professional dog trainer can help give your dog the behavioral structure he needs to be comfortabl…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWhat Does it Mean to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

What Does it Mean to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

The thought of pre-planning your own funeral might feel uncomfortable and even a bit scary. However, this decision is one that can help your loved ones while they are grieving your loss. Understanding what goes into pre-planning a funeral may make the process feel more comfortable for you. Working With a Funera…
Elyssa at WhirLocalTop Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Towing Company

Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Towing Company

When you need a tow truck, you want to ensure that the company you select is reliable, experienced, and honest. Here are a few questions you should ask to make sure the company fits these requirements. 1. What Are Your Rates? You want to get a good deal on towing services. You don't want to pay too much, but…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Common Pressure Washing Services and Why You Need Them

4 Common Pressure Washing Services and Why You Need Them

Pressure washing is vital to keeping your home looking great. It can remove dirt, dust, and debris from the surfaces of your property, leaving it clean and looking new again. Not only does pressure washing make your property look nicer, but it can also help protect it from damage. Several common pressure washing servi…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Cool Summer Activities for Kids

6 Cool Summer Activities for Kids

Summertime is a time for fun in the sun. But when the temperatures rise, it can be tough to think of ways to keep your kids entertained (and keep them cool). We've got you covered. Here are 6 water-based summer activities for kids that will help keep them cool and entertained all summer long. 1. Water Balloon Fight…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Ways to Keep Pets Safe During Hot Weather

6 Ways to Keep Pets Safe During Hot Weather

With the hot weather upon us, it is important to take precautions to ensure that our pets stay cool. Let's discuss some tips on keeping your pet safe during hot weather. 1. Never Leave Your Pet in The Car Never leave your pet in the car, even for a short period. The temperature inside a car can rise very qui…
Elyssa at WhirLocalSave Money and Reduce Stress When Planning a Family Reunion

Save Money and Reduce Stress When Planning a Family Reunion

If you want to invite your family to come together for a family reunion, you may be worried about how much work it will take to plan and how much it might cost. The good news is that you don't have to plan an elaborate event or break the bank to host a fun family reunion. Let's go over a few planning tips. Hold…

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