By Richard G. Biever Between a drought and a lack of pollinators, the Community Share Gardens at Lebanon’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church had little harvest to share in 2013. But help soon came from above — on the wings of … not a snow white dove … but honeybees. From the church’s small but active… Continue reading.
The Mean Bean Bistro and Brew in Bremen is one of those places that refuses to be pigeon-holed. It’s a cozy coffee shop, brewing up all your favorite hot and cold beverages — and not just of the java variety. It’s a breakfast spot, serving a variety of classic and trendy must-tries. (Is that an… Continue reading.
Jay County, which sits along on Indiana’s eastern edge with Ohio, is a portal into significant passages of Indiana geography, history, and culture. To name three: The Wabash River. Indiana’s official state river enters Indiana through Jay County. The river’s origin is just over the state line, and the Wabash meekly flows in along Jay… Continue reading.
By Nick Geswein With the government directing funds to build a robust charging infrastructure and automobile manufacturers ramping up production, the interest in electric vehicles is growing. We received several responses after a recent article on EV myths, so we want to explore some of those questions in a follow-up article. How much does it… Continue reading.
If your garage doubles as a catch-all room for junk you haven’t gotten around to getting rid of, your house has a its own den of hazardswaiting to happen. If you want your garage to be safe for your family to park cars, retrieve sports equipment or even root around for lost stuff, clean it… Continue reading.
If you were to pull your desk or your TV cabinet out from the wall, you’d probably find a tangle of cords, cables, wires and plugs. That tangle isn’t so good for your electronics. Besides creating a tripping hazard, a mess of electrical cords could lead to a fire if they’re all plugged into the… Continue reading.
While you’re spiffing up the house this spring, don’t neglect your appliances: Dust the refrigerator. Refrigerators exchange heat through a system of coils. A buildup of dust and pet hair will make the unit run longer to have the same cooling effect and use more electricity. Vacuum the coils on the back and underneath to… Continue reading.
If you have leftovers from last Tuesday lurking in your refrigerator, now’s the time to pull on your latex kitchen gloves and clean them out. You could be putting your family at risk for food poisoning should somebody decide to snack on the smelly scraps. It’s true a refrigerator operates more efficiently when fully stocked…. Continue reading.
Adding a few items to your list of spring chores can help make your home more energy efficient and deliver electric bills that won’t make you sweat when temperatures soar. Start with your air conditioner Spring and early summer are good times to make sure that your air conditioning unit is ready to work when… Continue reading.
Southeastern Indiana REMC offers a 2022 residential rebate for qualifying equipment (water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and air source, ductless minisplit or dual fuel heat pumps). To qualify, you must occupy the home where the equipment is installed year-round (12 months) and unit must heat and cool the whole home, unless otherwise stated. For more… Continue reading.