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Landscaping and gardening tools that are electric- or gas-powered may require maintenance or service before you use them this season. Electric tools like a cordless hedge trimmer will need to be charged fully prior to use. If the rechargeable battery doesn’t hold a charge as well as it used to, you may need to replace it. Gas-powered tools need their fluids and tires checked.

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Anybody who owns an electric vehicle needs a 240-volt charger at home. With it, your car can recharge overnight, so you start every day with the equivalent of a full tank.

MAROA - Larry Eugene Larsen, Sr., 73 of Maroa, IL passed away peacefully at 8:30 A.M. February 11, 2021 at his residence, Maroa, IL surrounded…

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23. Light a fire. If your fireplace runs on wood instead of gas, a fire is another way to keep a room warm and enjoy a cozy night. "Make sure that your flue is properly opened and clean to make sure that smoke doesn't come back in the home but goes properly up the flue," Benjamin said. "When the fire is out, you should of course close the flue because it's like having an open window."

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All across South Jersey, winds howled and tore trees from their roots and jostled and ripped apart man-made structures. Cape May, where Congress Hall saw parts of its roof torn off and subsequent water damage to the top floor, experienced 72 mph winds. In Egg Harbor Township, the protective structure over the pumps at a Sunoco gas station pancaked under heavy gusts up to 73 mph.

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Q: Tim, every time I shut off a faucet in my home, my water pipes rattle and make a dreadful sound. It seems to me that they might burst. The problem is common in many houses on my street, as I’ve asked my neighbors if they have the same problem. What’s happening? Did the builder or plumber make a mistake when installing the pipes? Is there a danger of pipes bursting and flooding? Is there an easy fix, even DIY? Help before I need a life jacket! —Pam H., Clearfield, Pa.

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