Home and Garden

January 15, 2011

Dwyer Remodeling, Inc.

Any remodeling and repair to home:gutters, kitchen, baths, sidiing and more.

Mike Dwyer: 847-980-0497 call 24/7


June 4, 2010

Vacation Helper

If you leave home for any reason and need someone to provide: rides to airport, total home and pet care, call

Norman Maskin, 847-509-1710, email: normanmaskin@yahoo.com


January 19, 2010

A-Abace Electric

If you need residential, commercial or industrual wiring call Jerry Kalman, owner of A-Abace Electric, 847-470-1100. Tried, true and trusted


November 6, 2009

Bundle Communication Services – with DirecTV

If you live in an area that provides satellite dish tv service call DirectV Customer Service: 1-864-678-9471, or go to www.directv.com.


August 4, 2009

Use Coupons to Save on Car Maintenance

For special Car Wash and Wax deals, look for coupons for Grand Prix Car Wash, 766 Robert York Ave, Deerfield, behind the Whole Foods Market at Waukegan and Deerfield Rds. 847-444-8600. They even give you a five day waurantee. If the car gets dirty any time in five days, go back for a free rewash.


August 4, 2009

Oil Change with Free Tire Rotation

When the car needs an oil change check out CarX Auto Service coupons in regular mailers. Current specials include a $19.95 oil change with free tire rotation. 260 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park, 847-831-5040. www.carx.com.


July 26, 2009

Primavera Snow Plow , Landscaping

Primavera Snow Plow, Landscaping in Chicago’s North Suburbs. Shovels snow from driveway and walks Maintains lawns, gardens, bushes, gutters.Fair prices. 847-270-0158


June 18, 2009

Taking Away ‘Stuff’ for Good Cause

If you clean out the house and want a pickup, call Cancer Federation, 630-830-9062


May 28, 2009

A-House of Rentals

To rent tables, chairs, other items at fair prices: 318 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling IL. Call: 847-537-2255


May 19, 2009

Al Victor’s Home Repair

No job is too small for Handyman Al Victor who tackles, plumbing, carpentry, electrical work and more. Call 847-463-0235


May 19, 2009

Help is as Close as Your Best Value Hardware Store

Although the big box stores sometimes give better pricing, nothing beats the personal attention in the local hardware store when widows have questions. And we do.

Two we use are Do It Best stores in Northbrook IL at: 1941 Cherry St., 847-272-8262, and at 3101 Dundee Rd. 847-498-3020 (formerly Jack’s Northbrook Ace Hardware.)


May 19, 2009

Need Electronics? Try Amazon.com

Next time you need electronics supplies take a look at www.amazon.com.

You may be pleasantly surprised at their extensive stock.


May 12, 2009

Protect Your Home when You’re Away

Keep your home safe while you travel:



March 19, 2009

Up & Out Lift Harness for Big, Old Dogs

If you have a big old dog that no longer can go up stairs or into cars, check out Up & Out Lift Harness at www.entirelypets.com 800-889-8967. On sale it’s $12.95 plus shipping. It will lift your spirits along with his or her hips.


March 14, 2009

European & US Car Service

Accidents are traumatic–but European & US Car Service makes it right. 4080 N. Broadway, Chicago IL, 60613. 773-248-1200. hpreis@europeanus.com


March 9, 2009

Designer Helps Seniors Redo Homes

If you need professional advice with interior design for physical needs, or just for a change, contact:Lesie Markman Stern, ASID; 773-248-2049. www.LeslieMSternDesign.com


March 9, 2009

Protect Your Home with Alarm Safety

Fire and security products for safety protection: Fox Velley Fire and Safety, 847-695-5990


March 9, 2009

Garage Door Protection

Buckeridge Door Co.Inc. Arlington Heights IL, 847-253-1383.


February 11, 2009

Home Depot Light Bulb Changer

To buy the helpful light bulb changer on a telescopic stick,

Home Depot, 655 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield Il 847-564-8601


February 8, 2009

Helpful Computer Store

Staples, 4131 Dundee, Northbrook IL 60062, 847-509-0798


January 28, 2009

Advice about Bugs and Mice

Rose Pest Control: www.rosepestcontrol.com

Try Attack Wave Pestrepeller, plugs into wall: www.ElectronicPestContro.com


January 20, 2009

Interior Designer Helps Singles, Seniors

Linda Navara, LMR Designs, LLC 847-577-2567, Lmrdesigns@sbcglobal.com


January 10, 2009

Digging Out of Snow Plow Dilema

Pro Plowing, Inc. P.O Box 772, Northbrook, IL. 60065, 847-272-7180


January 9, 2009

MC Landscaping, Inc.

MC Landscaping Inc., 847-487-7205, excellent gardening, landscaping, and brick design work for more than 20 years on Chicago’s North Sore.


January 8, 2009

One Room At A Time

Scott Isbell

847-208-0989 Web site: www.oneroomatatime.info


January 8, 2009

Architecturally Speaking

Jim Butz, Architect, remodeler, handyman www.archispeak.com


January 8, 2009

Computer Service Expert

Bruce Bradley



August 27, 2008

Home and Garden

Have you had problems finding a handyman or home maintenance services to help you do jobs around the home that your husband used to do?

We had a division of labor at our home: I did the inside and he did the outside. He once took me out the back door and pointed to the garbage can.

“I’d like to introduce you,” he said.

Here are some trustworthy helpers in my area:

www.masterscoopers.com offices throughout the country

www.yellowpages.com (for Ace Hardware store near you.)

MC Landscaping Inc. in Chicago’s north suburbs 847-487-7209

Al’s Repair Service, light home repairs in Northbrook IL, 847-463-0235

www.aloa.org Associated Locksmiths of America, an International Professional organization of qualified professionals who will install locks, among other services and direct you to a bonded member in your area.

www.greenleafsprinkler.com Green Leaf Sprinklers of Des Plaines IL has been serving the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago since 1950.

www.us.kohler.com will supply online faucets and other products


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