Category Archives: Ask Betsy

Ask Betsy! July 2013

Dear Betsy,Now that the heat and humidity have set in, my doors are sticking shut.  Do you know of any helpful hints to eliminate this problem?

Stuckin Side

Dear Stuckin,A belt sander is always a help in this situation, but you don’t want to take too much off the edges.  If too much is sanded...
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Ask Betsy! June 2013

Dear Tired of the corruption,

As you may know, over the years I’ve run for numerous elected positions. I have always felt that it was a civic duty to give the public greater choice at the ballot box. As we are all aware, the corruption, cronyism, and nepotism in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre has brought our city to its knees.

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Ask Betsy! April 2013

Dear Buried,

You are not alone! When I ran for Mayor in 2011, a spring cleanup was the #1 request of the many people whom I spoke to. Years ago, Wilkes-Barre did, in fact, conduct cleanups. I have publicly asked the city council numerous times to find a way to bring it back. I received no response.

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Ask Betsy! March 2013

Dear Old Bones,

As with anything, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It is always important to do your homework and check the ingredients and, if possible, read independent studies. The main thing that you should understand is that vitamins are not regulated, so there is no guarantee that what the manufacturers claim to be in them is really in them.

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Ask Betsy! December 2012

Dear Shiverin,

I struggle with this every winter! Here are the steps I take. The first thing I do is have a plumber tune up my boiler. Next, I close and inspect my storm windows, caulking all gaps. I also have a draft blocker for the bottom of my doors. For supplemental heat I use a couple of oil-filled electric radiators and I also have an electric blanket on my bed.

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