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Swimming Pool Safety Tips

dog in funny floppy hat and sunglasses on chaise lounge by swimming poolThe first day of summer is right around the corner and pool season is already in full swing. Among warm-weather favorites, almost everyone loves swimming. Whether in your own pool at home, community pool, or a pond or lake, water safety is something everyone should be conscious of. Here are a few tips that will keep you safe while enjoying one of summer’s favorite pastimes:

Front Porch Style

Front porch with rocker and porch swingThroughout the decades porches have added interest and appeal to a home, as well as being a gathering place for relaxing. I spent part of my childhood in an old home with a large covered front porch. My parents often sat outside in the evening during warm weather, chatting to the neighbors who strolled up and down the street.

An inviting white porch swing provided a comfortable seat for leisurely rocking, something my cousin and I instantly claimed whenever she came to visit. The adults were more than satisfied with wicker chairs sporting comfy overstuffed pillows. Eventually, my cousin and I would scuttle into the yard, leaving the adults to converse and reflect on the day.

White Ice and Magic 8-Balls

Small kitchen with with cabinetry, white refrigerator, range and microwaveIf you’re contemplating a kitchen remodel, you might want to consider “white ice” appliances. I’m partial to that finish, especially when blended with elegant silver accents. Whirlpool has a white ice line that promises to be easier to clean, a welcome plus given the heavy use refrigerators, ranges and dishwashers endure. White is classic even when it’s trending, but not all appliance colors have been so fortunate.

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Congratulations to our 2016 Agent of the Year and Top Producers

Professional photo of Vicki Caloiero of Brownstone Real Estate Co.Brownstone Real Estate is pleased to announce Vicki Caloiero as our 2016 Agent of the Year. Kicking off 2017 and honoring our top producers of 2016, Brownstone recently held a Friday night event for all agents and staff, plus their spouses or guests at the Historic Acres of Hershey. The evening was casual, held in the venue’s renovated barn, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Uncommon Catering and music by the duo of Joe Caloiero and Loren Peck.