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Group works With Restaurants To Recycle Kid's Menu Crayons

Restaurant waste is usually thought of as spoiled produce and uneaten leftovers. In a single year, the restaurant industry sends roughly 11.4 million tons of food waste to landfills. But there is another type of waste you'd never think of unless you have a child. Many restaurants hand out brand-new...
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First Day of School

The first day for student attending Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy & Union Co public schools is Monday, August 12, 2019. Alachua County Public School Calendar for 2019/2020 school year (CLICK HERE) Bradford County Public School Calendar for 2019/2020 school year (CLICK HERE)...
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Florida Back To School Sales Tax Holiday

The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Many school items will be exempt from tax including: Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per...
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Rental Agreements Beginning In Summer Months Generally Cost More

Think the rent is too high? Then you’ll want to avoid signing a new lease during the summer. A new report from Zillow Group finds that renting at the peak can cost consumers more than $100 a month! Job growth, school schedules and even the weather can influence the amount of demand in the rental...
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Chores For Kids At Any Age

Since the dawn of time, children have been tasked with helping their parents on what have become chores. Having children do chores is not just an efficient way to get it all done; it’s an integral part of raising happy, confident children who become productive and conscientious members of their...
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Expect The Unexpected And Budget For The Next School Year Now

We are coming close to the end of another school year and as you now know, there are a slew of unexpected costs involved each academic year! But expecting the unexpected can keep your budget ion track. A cornerstone of budgeting for the unexpected is a concept often referred to as “sinking funds.”...
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Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake Is Not That Bad!

When it comes to food marriages, chocolate cake and sauerkraut seem like a terrible match but it apparently there are several recipes that call for adding a cup of sauerkraut into the cake mix. How did this happen? Come to find out, it was created out of necessity back in the 1960s, when the USDA...
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School Backpack Buying Tips

The backpack is as traditional to school as yellow is to the school bus. But those backpacks are filled with school stuff and all that stuff can be heavy. All that weight is wrecking their still developing backs. Even if it isn't burdened with much weight, ill-fitted and unevenly weight backpacks...
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Save Money On Your Student's Class Photos

The new school year is in full swing and that means school photos just around the corner. Even the rise in digital photography hasn't slowed demand for school photos with 96% of parents saying they want official school photos of their children. However it can be easy to spend a hefty sum of money...
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Safety Apps For Students Who Feel Unsafe While Walking Alone

With school back in session and the reality of the modern era is that our kids aren't as safe as we want them to be, especially when they are waking to and from class, the library or a friend’s house by themselves, it can add anxiety to know if your loved one is safe. Fortunately there are many...
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