Cleaning the patio furniture with non-toxic chemicals
This week, Jill Washburn, our Jill of All Trades, goes in search of non-toxic ways to clean patio furniture. Hers was covered with mossy-type green growths.
Jill tried all of her favorite natural cleaners, straight vinegar, 91% rubbing alcohol, and peroxide. They had limited results, if any.
Two things worked really well on Jill's furniture. The first was straight bleach. While it's not non-toxic, it was effective. It worked on both the solid surfaces and the woven mesh surfaces on the chaises. Jill brushed it on with a scrub brush, let it sit for a bit, and then hosed it off. It got the furniture clean, but Jill was still looking for a more natural option.Read the full story
Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival
Ideal Bite Catering's Matthew Lange came to The Nine kitchen to demo "Ole Skool Southern Mac & Cheese" and giving us the details on the annual Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival. Watch in the video player above.
The festival, presented by Meijer, returns this year for its 55th celebration of summer with new attractions including an expansion into the city's Shiawassee Park. A soft opening for the Beer Tent starts at 5:00 pm Thursday, July 18, while the full festival runs from July 19 through 21.
The festival will be bringing back some traditional events like the parade on Grand River Avenue, the Bingo Tent, Beer Tent, and live music. Several new features including fireworks Saturday night, a children's carnival, and a pig roast.Read the full story
Bay Area Fishing Tournament on at the end of the month
You don't have to be an expert to win big at the Bay Area Fishing Tournament.
You could be a child. All you need is a boat.
"One of the beautiful things about this tournament is there are five different categories that you could win $1,000 at," said Dave Malkiewicz, of the Bay Area Kiwanis Club.Read the full story
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