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    As a result of having been well-satisfied with a previous job done by your firm, we contacted you to paint several rooms in our house. Once again not only were we pleased with the job performed, but we were impressed with the care they took to protect furniture and carpeting. We will not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting to others.

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  • Stay Connected Through The Summer

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    Summer is a time to be spend outside, away from the computer and desk on your day off, and relax with friends family...when all the work is done of course. Take hikes, explore your city, go on bike rides and leave the technology at home...right? Bruce Feiler of The New York Times disagrees. In his Sunday article Our Plugged-In Summer, he articulates the benefits of having your tech-gadgets around you when you're with friends and family.

    WE had all the ingredients for a campfire. We had the wood, the kindling, the newspaper. We had the graham crackers, the marshmallows and the chocolate bars. We had the songbook. We even had T-shirts my mother-in-law had made with the nickname we voted on for the campfire nook behind her house on Cape Cod, “Snug Harbor Hollow.”

    But one thing was missing. So when my time came to occupy the “story rock,” I stood in front of a circle of 13 people and pulled out my secret ingredient: my wife’s iPad.

    I didn’t set out to spend my summer vacation online. A few things conspired to give me the idea. The first was the insistent finger wagging one now encounters that the only way to spend quality time with one’s children is to disengage from technology.

    Get off the grid! Take a screen vacation! As one well-meaning theologian put it in an e-mail someone forwarded me this June, “Fathers, put down your phones!” Go to any playground, play date or sporting event, he wrote, and dads are glued to their devices. “Am I moralizing,” he asked, “if I say that I think we are lingering longer on these devices than we realize or admit?”

    The same day, my brother sent along a link for a new app (leafsnap) that allows users to identify trees by submitting photos of leaves. What a smart way to juice that nature walk, I thought. The next day I saw a Twitter message from Pierre Omidyar (@pierre), the eBay founder, in which he attached a photo and asked, “What is the name of this purple and white flower bush?” Seconds later he had his answer: lilac.

    Read more at The New York Times Fashion & Style

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