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Need a Good Roofer? We Know the Perfect Guy

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

When you buy or sell your home with the Nancy Jenkins Team, you don't just receive professional care from our award-winning team.

You also connect to a group of tried-and-true local professionals who will provide you with superior services, before and after your move.

Need a good furniture cleaner? Try All Seasons. Need a roofer? We know the perfect guy!

Take, for instance, the exceptional team of accountants at Angolano & Company. Not only is this business family owned and operated, they know the value of community. Since Hurricane Irene devastated parts of Vermont, they've been collecting donations for Vermont flood victims.

They get our very highest seal of approval.

Let us introduce you to some more of our local favorites!

A Home Isn't a Castle Until It Has a Man Cave

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS


A "Man Cave" housing vintage motorcycles. Courtesy of Jeffery M. Dean.

Man Cave could be the latest must-have feature on the sophisticated homebuyer's wish list...or at least, a good basement for building one.

Snug, masculine, plastered with music and sports memorabilia, often subterranean, and smelling of beer, a man cave is a place where a man can retreat and do guy things, in his own home.

According to the Man Cave Site, a man cave is "A dedicated area of a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can be alone or socialize with his friends."

Homeowners are known to make considerable investments in these testerone-conentrated areas, some spending up to $50,000 furnishing and decorating their Man Caves to their unique taste. 

But most Man Caves are probably built on a more college-aged budget.

Does your home have a man cave? How is it decorated? Can you imagine life without the man cave?

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Watch "America's Man Caves", a short news story from BBC News.

Check out some interesting Man Cave incarnations.


Manning the grill: from left, Dave Bessery; Nancy Jenkins and Cindy Warfield-Sowalskie
of the Nancy Jenkins Team; Eric Gray, of Sweet Breathe BBQ; and Marc Benton,
of Regency Mortgage Corp.

On September 29, The Nancy Jenkins Team and our clients will host a BBQ dinner for kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, prepared by Grill Master Eric Gray, of Sweet Breathe BBQ. Our team of 15-20 volunteers will plan, cook, and serve a nutritious 3-course meal for nearly 100 kids.

But that's not all!

In conjunction with the BBQ, ComCast will host an informational event for parents about its Internet Essentials Program. Through the program, qualifying families can purchase fast, reliable internet home service for just $9.95 per month. As ComCast explains, “If your child receives free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify.”

To top off the night, The Nancy Jenkins Team will raffle off twelve "gently used" Dell computers, loaded with basic software and ready to go.

In volunteering during this week, the Nancy Jenkins Team and our group of client and vendor volunteers join forces with thousands of Prudential associates and volunteers around the world participating in Prudential’s 2011 Global Volunteer Day. Held every year near the first weekend of October, this initiative encourages Prudential associates to get more involved in their communities.

Last year, over 25,000 associates, their families, and friends made a difference in 7 countries, 41 states, and over 800 projects. With your help, we can make this year’s event an even greater success!

Shifts are available between 2:30 and 6:00pm, with food prep, serving, and clean-up.

Based on our participation, The Prudential Foundation may also provide a generous $1,000 grant to our nonprofit partner organization, the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.

Join us! Join in the fun! Meet the fabulous kids of the Boys & Girls Club.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, e-mail meredith(at)nancyjenkins.com.

Vermonters Help Neighbors After Massive Storm Irene

by Bryan Jackson

 

Vermont National Guard delivering aid, Hurrican Irene
Adam Gerlack of The Vermont National Guard delivering food aid in Pittsfield, VT. 

We send our best to all affected up here in flood-ravaged Vermont, which now has been declared a Federal Disaster Area. Tropical Storm Irene has caused devastating damage to our area in the worst flooding since 1927. Nancy and I and our families are all safe, and we have power, water, food, and shelter, but many have lost their homes or their homes have suffered major damage.

Towns and cities are cut off as bridges are lost, roadways have been affected, some for many miles. On NBC news this morning, it was reported that the town of Killington is opening a road temporarily so tourists, who have been stranded on the mountain since Saturday, can get back home (some to flood-damaged homes in NJ and elsewhere).

Nancy and I have always supported the American Red Cross in times of national disaster, and now we will be doing the same for our own Vermont state chapter.

Donations can be made to the Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Red Cross.

Many have seen the passionate video on the storm from Jim Cantore, of The Weather Channel.

Our entire state thanks all who have volunteered. There are many people stranded, with no access to food or water. FEMA is here and we are also being helped by the Ohio National Guard, which has sent 10 helicopters to assist in evacuation and emergency supply distribution. More helicopters and assets are being sent here today. 

There is ongoing national coverage of the effects we have from Irene.  

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