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Markraft Wins Best of Houzz

  Customers come first is a phrase so oft-repeated by companies that it can be difficult to tell when it’s sincere and when it’s just a slogan. At Markraft Cabinets, you don’t have to take their word for it. In what…

Outdoor Living on Display at Markraft

The weather outside might be frightful but inside Markraft Cabinets’ showroom, there are now some delightful signs of warmer seasons soon to come. Recognizing the ever-growing trend of outdoor living in our area, Markraft recently created a display to let…

Plantation Village Boosts Pay for Hourly Associates

In a move that was motivated by ethics and a continuing focus on providing the highest possible standard of service for our residents, Plantation Village implemented a pay increase for its hourly associates. The change went into effect on the…

Moving and Storage Insurance

My purpose in writing this brief article is to provide a little information about insuring personal property while it is being moved or is in storage, and to encourage you to do a little insurance planning. Many of you have…

Kitchen Trends for 2019

Move over grey – there’s a new tone in town. While, admittedly, smoky gunmetal hues aren’t exactly going the way of avocado green in kitchens, Markraft designer Amanda Fisher is forecasting warmer colors for 2019. “I think you’re going to…

Meet Markraft Designer Amanda Fisher

As a child, Amanda Fisher was fascinated with the art of construction. “I was always building things with blocks, and I loved looking through architecture books,” she recalled. Amanda eventually channeled that childhood interest into career goals, trading in the…

Stay in the Know About Family Finances

I recently had a prospective client come into my office who lost her husband unexpectedly at age 60. Her husband ran a very successful small business and, because he loved what he did, he had planned to work forever. Her…

Retire with “Style”

Polka dots with stripes. Navy and black. White after Labor Day. These are all style trends that, while at one time were major faux pas, are now widely embraced. If Oprah gives her blessing for white pants in the fall,…

Back-To-School is A Breeze with Kid-Friendly Storage

For kids and teens, back-to-school plans often involve getting more gear – a new backpack and lunchbox, fresh folders and three-ring binders, a slick pencil holder and cool pen case… and maybe even a shiny lacrosse stick, unmuddied soccer cleats…

How To Get The Best Invisalign Results Possible

As an orthodontist, I regularly consult with adults who are considering orthodontic treatment for themselves or their children. Many of them have not had much reason to think about orthodontics since their own experiences as teenagers. Thankfully, treatment options have…

Evaluate Children Early For Best Orthodontic Results

The most common image people have for orthodontic treatment is of teenagers wearing braces on their teeth. The majority of children will not need orthodontics until their late adolescence or early teen years, but for a small group early orthodontics…