Century 21 Brainerd Realty recently received the 2006 Multi Million Dollar Club Award for outstanding sales performance in the Century 21 system.
The Lakeland Broker Council honored Joe and Taylor Fitterer and Mary McKay as recipients of the award.
LaVerne Borg, a broker with Century 21, also earned the award. Borg has earned the Centurian award three times during his 29 years in real estate in the Brainerd lakes area.
Annual Habitat for Humanity meeting set
Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity will host several meetings for people interested in homeownership, with the next meeting at 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Habitat office in Brainerd.
Heather Meyer, family services coordinator with Habitat, will present information and answer questions about Habitat and the homeownership application process. Applications will be available at the meeting.
Those interested in learning more about Habitat for Humanity or how you, a family member or a friend could become a homeowner of an affordable home are encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Meyer at 828-8517, email@example.com or visit the Web site at www.lakesareahabitat.org.
It will be the last such meeting in the Brainerd lakes area.
Rain barrels and compost bins for sale
The Northland Arboretum will sell rain barrels and compost bins beginning May 1, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Rain barrels are $88.80 each and the compost bins are $55.10, tax included.
The plastic rain barrels are 34 inches tall, 23 inches in diameter and can hold up to 50 gallons of water.
The Earth Machine compost bins are made from an ultraviolet resistant polyethylene with 50 percent recycled content. They are 32 inches in diameter, 32 inches tall, can hold up to 80 gallons and come with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty.
Northland Arboretum workshop scheduled
The Northland Arboretum will be hosting a workshop on composting, mulch and harvesting rain water, presented by Orv Hastad, Jody Hedtke and Jackie Froemming. Crow Wing County Master Gardeners Christine Rasmussen and Sue Sergent will serve as volunteers.
The workshop will be from 6:30-9 p.m. May 9. Cost is $10 for Northland Arboretum members and $15 for non-members.
Register for the workshop at the front desk at the arboretum or call 829-8770.
Secrets to great carpet cleaning
Whether for spring-cleaning carpets or for year-round maintenance, a new consumer how-to guide can remind you of the drill and define top tips.
The title of the guide, "Carpet Cleaning Tips for Dummies," identifies the booklet with Wiley Publishing Inc.'s well-known reference series. It's sponsored by the Carpet and Rug Institute and HousekeepingChannel.com, and it deals with situations ranging from hairy pet problems to the care of precious Oriental rugs.
The booklet can be ordered at http://www.carpet-rug.org, by phone at (706) 428-2114 or by e-mailing Snewberrycarpet-rug.org. Also on the Web: http://www.HousekeepingChannel.com.
- Associated Press
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