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Kylie Jenner Says ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’ in Poolside Video Following Pregnancy News

Kylie Jenner Says ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’ in Poolside Video Following Pregnancy News

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Kylie Jenner has yet to speak out about her pregnancy but she continues to tease fans and followers.

The 20-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians captioned a series of Snapchat selfie videos on Friday, “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”.

The caption comes from the title of the Cigarettes After Sex song, playing in the background as she sipped on a drink through a straw poolside.

The footage comes after the Kylie Cosmetics entrepreneur continues to share concealing photo sets of herself on social media, usually wearing dark-colored clothes and offering zero chance of a glimpse at her baby bump.

In addition, she has been sharing subtle pregnancy hints on her social media accounts even aside from the over-sized clothing.

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PEOPLE confirmed in September that Jenner is expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott. Multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple’s baby on the way will be a little girl.

The mother-to-be couldn’t be happier to be pregnant but would rather keep a low profile, for now, an insider previously shared with PEOPLE.

“Kylie prefers to stay home. She feels good, but her body is changing. She doesn’t want to be photographed,” the insider said. “At the moment, she wants more privacy. She has family and friends come to her house instead so she has company. She is very excited about the baby though. She talks about the baby nonstop. She is already shopping like crazy.”

WATCH: Kylie Jenner Hides Her Baby Bump as She Heads to Vegas to Meet Up with Boyfriend Travis Scott

Kris Jenner‘s youngest child is not the only family member who currently has a little one on the way — Khloé Kardashian is pregnant with her first child, while Kim Kardashian West is expecting her third, this time via surrogate.

“Kylie is over the moon about her pregnancy. Khloé and Kylie are both due around the same time. They are approximately four months along,” a source told PEOPLE in late September.


The forecast is bright: Erin Hancock on social media | Brafton

The forecast is bright: Erin Hancock on social media | Brafton


Brafton

Explore the importance of social media marketing with Brafton’s Erin Hancock.

Upcycling

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

We are all familiar with recycling. When something is recycled materials are converted or extracted from a product in order to make a different product or material of lesser quality. But what about upcycling? Upcycling is the process of converting materials into a different product or material without reducing the quality. The goal is to [...]

Julianne Moore, Robert DeNiro & David O. Russell Support Amazon for Axing Harvey Weinstein-Produced Series

Julianne Moore, Robert DeNiro & David O. Russell Support Amazon for Axing Harvey Weinstein-Produced Series

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Julianne Moore, Robert De Niro and David O. Russell are no longer working on an Amazon drama series together due to Harvey Weinstein.

“We support Amazon’s decision as in light of recent news and out of respect for all those affected we have decided together that it is best to not move forward with this show,” said the two Oscar-winning actors and Academy Award-nominated director in a joint statement to PEOPLE.

Amazon killed production on the untitled drama series following the suspension of Amazon Studios head Roy Price and the many sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, whose former studio, The Weinstein Company, produced the show.

Jeff Blackburn, Amazon’s VP of business development, noted in a company-wide memo that “Amazon does not tolerate harassment or abuse of our employees or our business partners. If a concern is brought to our attention, we investigate it quickly and thoroughly,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

RELATED: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal: All of the Hollywood Figures Who Have Spoken Out Against Movie Mogul

Price, who is the company’s programming chief, was accused of harassing Man In High Castle producer Isa Hackett during the 2015 Comic-Con.

Last week, eight women — including actress Ashley Judd — spoke out against Weinstein in a New York Times report, accusing him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. The paper also reported that Weinstein reached private settlements with eight women, including actress Rose McGowan.

This week, the Oscar-winning producer was fired from TWC.

On Tuesday, Gwyneth PaltrowAngelina Jolie and several other women added their own accounts of alleged mistreatment, and more than two dozen women have now come forward.

Following the NYT report about the allegations, Weinstein said in a statement that he was working with therapists and planned to “deal with this issue head-on.” 


Not Fun for you or your cat – Vomiting

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Hairballs, vomit, unidentifiable objects… A lot of stuff is expelled from Fluffy’s mouth on a regular basis. Often times our cats vomit and we regard it as “just something cats do.” However, while sometimes it might be harmless, cat owners should pay special attention to when their kitty friends vomit. Veterinarians are quick to point [...]

What is a seo Company Byron Township, Michigan

by marketingadmin @ Midwest Marketing Online

  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

The Best Of C2E2 2017

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

We always love to brag about the amazing events held in Chicago year round and we also like to think that the end of April is that unofficial kick off to festival season. That being said, we headed over to Chicago’s McCormick Place to checkout a pretty cool convention. No were not talking about the [...]

Last Music Festivals of the Summer

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Last Music Festivals of the Summer The end of summer is approaching and with that comes the end of many music festivals. With Lollapalooza behind us, we only have a few more festivals until next summer! You don’t want to miss these last festivals, trust us! Here are the last few festivals you should see [...]

Lyfe Kitchen

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Lyfe Kitchen 1538 N. Clybourn 312.801.5955 Lyfekitchen.com We here @ PPM have made a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier – so we headed over to the new Lyfe Kitchen @ New City whose motto is ‘eat good feel good’. We loved the clean, bright, minimalist meets modern open décor – the fresh open herb [...]

Graham Hancock's BANNED TED Talk on Psychedelics - Reset.me

Graham Hancock's BANNED TED Talk on Psychedelics - Reset.me


Reset.me

In this video, that was pulled down and banned by TED, renowned explorer and author Graham Hancock discusses how psychedelics may have been responsible for the development of the human brain beyond ape intelligence and how the medicines may hold the key to saving humanity. In the talk, Hancock discusses the Ayahuasca experience and how …

Negative SEO: Have You Been a Victim Of Nefarious SEO Tectics

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Recently, our Chicago SEO clients came to us with a new, and expected problem. Thanks to Google’s desire to stop SEO spamming and farming, we now have a new problem. Negative SEO is happening and it’s something that can be used against your business at any time, no matter what industry you are in. This […]

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Chicago’s Fantastic Fall

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

Fall is officially here and we are starting off the season with a grand celebration! Chicago knows how to celebrate in the summer, but let’s not forget that there are many great events coming up this fall throughout the city!

Party Like A Rock Star For A Song — Hosting Parties on a Budget in Your Apartment

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

The holidays are here and that means one thing: parties! Whether your space is large or small, hosting a party doesn’t have to be as complicated or as overwhelming as you would think it would be. Since we decked out our apartment for the holidays, we decided to invite some friends over for an impromptu [...]

Differential iridoid production as revealed by a diversity panel of 84 cultivated and wild blueberry species

Differential iridoid production as revealed by a diversity panel of 84 cultivated and wild blueberry species


PubMed Central (PMC)

Cultivated blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum, Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium darrowii, and Vaccinium virgatum) is an economically important fruit crop native to North America and a member of the Ericaceae family. Several species in the Ericaceae family ...

Kathryn Kass, PA

by Michaela McKeen @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Family Medicine Houghton Family Health Center (906) 483-1860 NCCPA Physician Assistant Certification Michigan State Physician Assistant Licensure Michigan Controlled Substance Licensure Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Advanced Wilderness Life Support Advanced Trauma Life Support NETA … Continue reading

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Uber in Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

It’s likely that you’re familiar with Uber if you live in Chicago. You can summon a car at the touch of a button and it’s probably going to get you to your desired location for less than a taxi would cost. But Uber has been in the news lately for more than just low fares [...]

Millennium Park Summer Film Series 2016

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Movies, movies, movies, I think it’s safe to say we all love movies. Chicagoan’s also love the summer, I mean we really love summer. From the beaches to the festivals we love summer time in Chicago. So we did what any sensible city would do, we combined movies and summer. How might you ask? Simple, [...]

Top Three Festivals To Checkout This Weekend In Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

The weathers still fine and so is Chicago this coming weekend! So why not get out and enjoy the warm weather as well as a cold beer?!  Or maybe some music might rock your weekend, whatever peaks your interest, Chicago has it going on this beautiful September weekend.  Here at PPM, we not only love [...]

4 Steps to Organizing a Studio Apartment – PPM’s Living in Chicago Blog

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Hannah from Seamless Organizing offers us her expert advice on how to organize a studio apartment effectively: I reside in a 380 sq. ft. studio apartment and know first hand the difficulties of living in a small space.  Storage space can be seemingly non-existent if you don’t know where to look.  Here are some simple [...]

Our Stock Images of Chicago

by sicksens @ chicago – Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

We took a trip to Chicago this past week to meet with Dr Yahav at the Water Tower.  While on the way, we thought it would be cool to bring the camera and take what images we could.  Since we’d just purchased $250.00 worth of images for the doctor, we thought we should at least […]

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Lime Light Medspa

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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Hash House A Go Go

by JeffB @ PPM Apartments Blog

Hash House A Go Go is about to celebrate its 1st anniversary @ 1212 N. State Pkwy next month so we thought it was time we check out their ‘twisted farm food’ for ourselves. Hash House’s mission is to maintain a level of excitement & entertainment within the dining experience, while ensuring excellent service each [...]

Coming to America — International Student Guest Bloggers Needed!

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

At PPM, we welcome the many international students who come from overseas to Chicago to continue their education. Many of Chicago’s international students call PPM apartments home while they are in America, and we count it an honor to be one of the top leasing agencies that partner with many of Chicago’s finest colleges and [...]

Best Bars Where You Can BEAR DOWN!!!!

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

GAME DAY is just around the corner! It’s time to make some serious decisions. Starting with: where to go??? This isn’t “just another game,” so coming up with a game day plan in advance is an absolute necessity. Our cheesey neighbors to the north don’t have nearly the options we do in terms of limitless [...]

Chicago’s Best Burgers

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Happy National Burger Day! We have spent the last year sampling the best burgers in our favorite neighborhoods. (Lakeview, Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast) As you know Chicago is in the midst of a full-on burger craze. Between ‘cheffy’ burgers that incorporate high-end ingredients and lauded burger chains moving into Chicago, it’s never been [...]

SEO Content Countermeasures Part. 2 | How Public Safety and Public Trust Are Under Attack

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Last week we discussed SEO Countermeasures and Content Countermeasures that are hurting the structure and information flow of the internet; today, we will take the conversation a step further.  The lack of honesty in the reputation and information sharing services is one problem, but what happens when we ask the same questions in regard to […]

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New Clients

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

In Dallas: Complete Overhead Door is committed to providing the most professional and quality installation, sales and repair of garage doors and electric openers in Dallas. We will not be undersold. Blue Nail Enterprises is the best roofing company in Garland, commercial roof repair, roof construction, and roofing contractor. Our expert roofing team serves Arlington […]

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

If you are a Rocky Horror virgin then you need to change that this October. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 music comedy horror. Which should intrigue you enough by itself, but if not, I’ll go on. The film was largely ignored when it was initially released but gained momentum as a midnight [...]

Things To Do in Chicago on Labor Day Weekend

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Well friends, we are sad to admit it, but the end of summer draws nigh — it’s Labor Day weekend! According to PR Newswire, Chicago has ranked in the top 10 worst cities for Labor Day weekend traffic. So we thought we’d compile a list of fun things happening around the city this weekend for [...]

Girl Scout Cookie Baking Mixes to Hit Stores Nationwide

Girl Scout Cookie Baking Mixes to Hit Stores Nationwide

by mariayagoda @ PEOPLE.com

Samoas in cupcake form was a thing we never knew we needed, but now it’s the only thing we can think about.

Pillsbury just unveiled Girl Scout Cookie baking mixes, which are available in Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut – a.k.a. Samoas – flavors. The four new mixes are for baking cupcakes, brownies and blondies — unfortunately, you won’t be able to make actual Girl Scout Cookies, because that would put a lot of 7-year-olds out of business.

RELATED: Leonardo DiCaprio Eating Girl Scout Cookies at the Oscars Is the Internet’s Best New Meme

“Families can try out their favorite cookie flavors in the form of brownies, cupcakes, and blondies, while they wait for the real thing once a year during Girl Scout Cookie season,” said Girl Scouts of the USA chief revenue officer Barry Horowitz in a statement.

GSC loyalists are, to put it mildly, freaking out.

The mixes, now available nationwide, retail for $3.29 each — almost $2 less than what you’d pay for a box of cookies.

WATCH THIS: The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Year Around

RELATED: The Best Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Easily the best part of all this news is the fact that we will now be able to eat Girl Scout Cookie dough, something we never thought would be possible in our lifetimes!

Also Thin Mint brownie sundaes.

Also Samoas-flavored birthday cake.

Can you tell we’re excited about it?


Gourmet Hot Chocolate Bar In Lincoln Park

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

We have already established that we love the Fro-Yo at Forever Yogurt Lincoln Park at 2727 N. Clark. We especially love all of the available flavors and toppings. Well, guess what? Now Forever Yogurt brings Froth Hot Chocolate to their shops – and still gives unlimited options! Froth’s hot chocolate is made from melted chocolate [...]

Why Chicago’s New Law is Great for Pets and Owners!

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Beginning next March (2015) it will be illegal for Chicago pet stores to sell dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from large-scale breeding operations (better known as puppy mills). All of these animals will now have to be obtained from pounds, rescues or humane societies. This law is a huge step forward for animal rights. Large-scale [...]

Patient Service Representative

by Diane Hertel @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Job Number:  UC-CLINIC SUPP-901-02 Number of Hours: Full-time (Leased PH) Location:  Houghton, MI Description:  Performs a variety of clerical functions in a fast paced medical office. Required Education, Training, Certification/Licensure and Experience: High school graduate and one year clerical experience -OR- one year … Continue reading

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PPM Makes Finding Your New Apartment As Easy As … 123!

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

It might just be a universal truth that apartment hunting can sometimes be a hassle. It can be tedious and tiring and many people dread the whole process. No one wants to go through multiple companies, multiple leasing agents and perhaps multiple headaches that arise from finding that perfect apartment. Everyone wants to be listened [...]

Frank The Hot Dog

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Week 2 It’s a big week in Chicago and Frank has the latest deals on PPM apartments. Frank predicts the outcome for the super bowl playoffs; you don’t want to miss this!

“Love Where You Live” Contest – It’s Time to Vote!!!

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

The Videos Are In! Our residents have sent us a bunch of heartfelt, thoughtful, and adorable videos telling us why they love where they live, and we want to see which one you like best.  So head on over to our YouTube Channel and let us know.  The submitter of the video that gets the [...]

Julia Frei, DO, PhD

by Michaela McKeen @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Pediatrics Hancock Family Health Center – Pediatrics (906) 483-1700 Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certificate Outstanding Health Care Professional in Michigan by the March of Dimes Outstanding Alumni Award by Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine … Continue reading

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Chicago Free Stock Images- Skyline

by sicksens @ chicago – Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

The Chicago Skyline is forever changing yet timelessly beautiful. Through the years it has been inspiration to the Batman’s city of Gotham, and glass towers around the globe. We’ve added a group of free stock images of the Chicago Skyline for use and enjoyment.hidden links More will follow as we offer space for photographers to […]

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Inside Jersey Magazine writes about South Jersey Trails!

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

I have to imagine my 15 minutes of fame is coming to an end soon, but Inside Jersey Magazine interviewed me as part of a bigger set of articles on the pine barrens.  Thank you to Jenn Hall for reaching out, and for having such a nice little write up!

Mike McCormick, of Barrington, didn’t set out to create the definitive South Jersey hiking guide. It’s just that it didn’t exist. Now, his website, launched in March 2013, covers more than

120 trails, nearly 50 of which are in the Pines. An avid backpacker and history teacher, McCormick, 35, finds ample inspiration to satisfy both interests here. Asked what he brings for a trek, he quips: “My children.”

You can pick up your issue on newstands now, or read the article online here

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Staying Motivated in Chicago Time Winter

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

It’s that time of year in Chicago when the days start to get shorter and colder by what seems like the minute. I don’t’ know about you, but this type of weather just makes me want to stay warm inside and watch a movie. As great as that sounds, it’s still really important for me [...]

New Bars and Restaurants Coming to Chicago This Summer

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Nothing is better than finding an awesome new restaurant in the city. We’ve put together a list of the hottest new places to try this Summer so you can be in the know before your friends. All of these are located here in Chicago throughout our awesome neighborhoods. So let’s check out whats new! Whisk [...]

Fall Date Ideas in Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

So you’ve lived in Chicago for a while, you’ve done all the touristy sites, restaurants and dates and you’re looking for more. Well, if you’re willing to step a little outside of the bubble of Michigan Avenue, look no further. Whether you’re dating, single, married, or you don’t want to talk about it, these Fall [...]

Baby’s 1st Hike!

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

So eight days after the baby was born, he went out for his first hike at Crows Woods in Haddonfield.

While he slept through most of it, he bravely went 0.6 miles through the woods anyway.

The Pres and Tree Rider are pretty psyched about it.

Also, we have decided that, for purposes of this blog, he is to be dubbed “Kite Flyer”.

I also want to publicly recognize that my wife is a very patient and understanding and, frankly, awesome woman who thinks taking babies out hiking at 8 days is perfectly acceptable (also, tough).

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Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge – Hoot, Waddle, & Stroll even – 9/23/17!

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

On Saturday, September 23, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is having their annual Hoot, Waddle, and Stroll 5K and 1/2 Mile Stroll to raise money for themselves!  9 AM, $25 per runner, $10 per half mile stroller!

All proceeds benefit the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and the great work they do there helping hurt animals and educating the public on animals in South Jersey!

So register by September 19th and come out to a great event to help a great cause!

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Winter Park Hotel

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Winter Park Hotel Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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Chicago Wants to Bike You – PPM Apartments Blog

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Did you know?  Bicycling.com named Chicago the #5 most bike-friendly city in the United States.  And rightfully so.  Currently, riding a bike is legal on all Chicago streets, and there are over 300 miles of bike paths and lanes lining streets throughout the city.  And even better, the city of Chicago has begun to implement [...]

Best Chicago Beachside Cafes

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

August is here in Chicago, and that brings the hottest month of the year! So what’s the best solution to beat the heat? Well, two words, Lake Michigan! That’s right, cool off at one of Chicago’s many beaches along the lake. If you’re a PPM resident, then your just steps away from many of the [...]

How to De-Stress for the Holidays

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

We are getting close to one of the happiest times of the year – at least, that’s what it’s supposed to be, right? We put so much pressure on the holidays: buy the perfect gifts, make the perfect meal, find the right outfit. Between family drama, being able to afford buying everyone gifts and traveling [...]

10 Gifts Under $20 for a Budget-Friendly Christmas

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Figuring out who to include on your Christmas gift shopping list can be stressful. You don’t want to exclude anyone but you also don’t want to blow through a ton of money on gifts. Here is a list of 20 gifts under $20 that are sure to put a smile on someone’s face while also [...]

Video Solutions That Improve SEO

by admin @ Defined Visuals

A well designed web video integrated into your website will improve your website SEO.

Chip and Joanna Gaines Share Their Hilarious First Date Story

Chip and Joanna Gaines Share Their Hilarious First Date Story

by Megan Stein @ PEOPLE.com

Chip and Joanna Gaines are the definition of marriage goals, but their relationship didn’t necessarily have a fairytale start.

In the first chapter of The Magnolia Storyreleased as a sneak peek today, the Fixer Upper dream team spills the details of how they met — and it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.

Joanna agreed to go out on a date with Chip after meeting him and his roommate “Hot John” — who she actually tried to approach minutes earlier, but was too shy — in the waiting room of her dad’s auto shop. She had second thoughts, however, after Chip arrived an hour and a half late to pick her up.

RELATED: HGTV Star Joanna Gaines Talks Fixer Upper Fame and Work-Life Balance: ‘Family Is First’

“He didn’t apologize for being late, either. He had so much confidence. I don’t know. I can’t explain it. Only Chip could be an hour and a half late and have no one mad about it,” Joanna writes.

WATCH THIS: HGTV Stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri Compete to Make the Better Birdhouse

The chapter continues to describe the timeline of their relationship, which didn’t actually start until months after they first went out, when Chip (in typical guy fashion) finally called Joanna back.

“I’d made a bet with Hot John to see who could hold out the longest before calling our dates back,” Chip writes “I really wanted that fifty dollars from John! That’s the only reason I didn’t call.”

After they went out a second time, the rest was history.

RELATED: The Property Brothers Throw a House Party in New ‘Let the Night Shine In’ Music Video

For the full access to the details on their meet-cute, relatable dating moments, and how they got their start on HGTV (hint: it involves a very expensive impulse buy), preorder the The Magnolia Story here.


Festivas With Festivals

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Warm weather in Chicago has arrived and nothing screams summer louder than Festivals. In this week’s “Pick’s to Click” we talk about three of the hottest festivals happening in your neighborhood this weekend! Ribfest 4000 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614; Admission: FREE June 10th 5-10pm|June 11th Noon-10pm|June 12 Noon-10pm; Closest Transportation: Brown Line http://www.ribfest-chicago.com/ [...]

PPM’s Last Minute Gift Guide

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

You swore things were going to be different.  You swore this year the names on your list would be crossed off with time to spare.  Yet time is running short before the big holiday and you still have gifts left to buy.  But no need to worry, we have some fresh takes on classic gifts [...]

Something to Brag About – PPM’s Living in Chicago Blog

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Here at PPM Chicago apartments, our engineers are most certainly something to brag about.  But it’s not us that do the bragging, it’s our residents.  Our residents give us constant feedback as to the spectacular job our engineers do in keeping our buildings in top condition, and by going the extra mile to make our [...]

Chicago Theatre Week

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Hey PPM residents! Dying to see some amazing Chicago Theatre, but swayed by expensive ticket prices? The second annual Chicago Theatre Week is coming up! Choose from 100 productions and discover why some call Chicago “the current theatre capital of America.” Coming up February 11–16, 2014…tickets are available at $15 and $30 tickets (or less!). [...]

The Wiener’s Circle

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

2622 N. Clark 773.477.7444 11:00 am -4:00 am Looking for a fast affordable meal, a late night snack, a Lincoln Park landmark? The Wiener’s Circle has you covered an all three! Please don’t think that due to all the press (including a reality tv show) this place is just a late night gimmick – the [...]

Food Trucks in Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

In the past few years, food trucks have been popping up all over Chicago. They’re mainly located in the Loop, yet some spread to locations in Lincoln Park. Food trucks are becoming more and more popular each year and the Chicago Food Truck Festival helps to expose the trucks to new customers. The annual festival [...]

Protect Your Dog’s Paws From The Harsh Chicago Winter

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

Let’s be honest folks, Chicago winters are hard for everyone. If you’re not developing frost bite while waiting for the CTA in the frigid cold, then you’re probably in the middle of a gymnastic-like performance while attempting to remove all the snow and ice off your car. When it’s a battle between man and the [...]

How to incorporate User Experience into Web Design and overall SEO Strategy Part 1 | Empathy and SEO Keywords

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

First we should consider, what is the focus of the user experience? Since the user is going to define your business with their experience more than any other aspect of your marketing plan, you should first assume that the focus is to ensure that your user’s experiences meet “AT LEAST” your basic expectations of your business […]

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Who We Are. What We Do.

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Planned Property Management is an award winning, service oriented property management company, owning and operating 28 buildings in the most sought after neighborhoods of Chicago.  With over 3000 units in the Gold Coast, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park, we have the perfect space for everyone.   Whether it’s a high-rise, mid-rise, courtyard, or walk-up building, we have [...]

Mike Ditka’s

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

100 E. Chestnut 312.587.8989 ditkasrestaurants.com Sometimes us Chicagoan’s write off our great restaurant institutions as either too touristy or too expensive. With that in mind, we stopped by Ditka’s in the Gold Coast for lunch recently and found it to be affordable, casual and most importantly DELICIOUS! We were greeted and seated immediately by a [...]

Chef Michael Mastrantuono Is The Man Behind The Dishes At 15 Church Street In Saratoga

by Jake Van Ness @ Saratoga Business Journal

By Maureen Werther For somebody who thought he wanted to grow up to become a state trooper, the culinary talents of Michael Mastrantuono, executive chef at 15 Church restaurant in Saratoga Springs, are so hot, they could almost be against the law. Mastrantuono joined the team at 15 Church in July, taking the place of […]

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Seo Package Pricing Oxford Charter Township, Michigan

by marketingadmin @ Midwest Marketing Online

  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

Summer Cocktails

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Many of our PPM buildings have rooftops or other outdoor areas. These serve as a perfect spot for inviting a few friends over and mixing a few summer cocktails. Who doesn’t enjoy a nice refreshing summer cocktail? If it’s fruity or smooth a cold summer drink always hits the spot! We’ve put together a list [...]

Super Bowl party Foods Dangerous for Your Pet

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

What’s up Planned Property Management sports fans! With Superbowl Sunday fast approaching on Sunday, February, 2, many residents are already actively planning their Superbowl parties. While planning your party, here are some tips for keeping your furry friends safe. Dangerous Foods for Pets While you or your guests might think giving your furry friend a [...]

Use Video To Improve Your Website SEO

by admin @ Defined Visuals

It’s a simple fact. Video content will improve your websites ranking in the SERPs. Why? Well there are a number reasons. Video content has become very popular as a medium of choice on the Internet. Just take a look at these YouTube stats. Video content that is short and to the point works extremely well […]

#BraftonBuzz recap: Twitter experts on the future of content marketing

#BraftonBuzz recap: Twitter experts on the future of content marketing

by Lauren Fox @ Brafton

Hey, everyone! Phew, we just finished tweeting up a storm for our first ever #BraftonBuzz #TwitterChat and I have to say, things went swimmingly. Our hands might have cramped during... Read more »

The Myth of Fair and Balanced Media, and How it has Dumbed Down the Populace

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Years ago, Fox News came up with a brilliant strategy.  The idea was to build a media empire by projecting bias on other news agencies while attempting to paint themselves as something different. After all, you have to present a negative before offering a solution to the problem.  So they invented a negative image to […]

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Snarf’s Sandwiches

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Snarf’s Sandwiches 2201 N. Lincoln Ave 773.935.2222 eatsnarfs.com   We here @ PPM are ALWAYS on the lookout for affordable lunches in our neighborhoods – so we were super excited when the Colorado based sandwich chain, Snarf’s open right here in Lincoln Park!  We loved the welcoming atmosphere – open, large, super colorful and loud [...]

Whitman’s Walk – Laurel Springs, NJ

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

Whitman’s Walk, Laurel Springs Borough Park –  Laurel Springs, Camden County, NJ
Distance – 0.8 miles total (includes some out-and-back spots)
Type – web of trails
Difficulty:  1 of 10 – some small blow downs

Website – https://www.facebook.com/whitmanwalklaurelspringsnj/
Open – 7 AM to 7 PM

Terrain – creekside forest and swamp
Surface – Mostly boards, with a dirt section along the creek bank also available.

Trailheads –  39°49’1.84″N,  75° 0’13.91″W

Directions – Lakeview Ave and W Elma Ave, Laurel Springs, NJ

Parking – Streetside parking

Dog friendly? Yes, if leashed and cleaned up after.
Stroller friendly? A few blowdowns off the boardwalk would be annoying
Benches? TONS of benches to sit and enjoy nature
Facilities?: None

Rules:

Standouts – Beautiful views of Timber Creek, Walt Whitman quotes along the boards.
Markings – None, but follow boardwalk or obvious trail tread.
Map –

The trail “t”ed almost immediately. I think we actually went left this time though.

Description –

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on the South Jersey Trails Facebook group about the Whitman Walk near the old Crystal Spring in Laurel Springs, NJ.  This spot was one of poet Walt Whitman’s favorite places, and he often would drink at the spring and bath in Timber Creek.

Just off the corner of Lakeview Ave and W Elma Ave, you can walk down the road-sized path down past the stone stack labeled “Crystal Spring”.

The trail drops down eight or ten feet in elevation into a flat area.  Straight ahead is the trailhead sign.  The spring is pretty much immediately to the right, but we saved that for later.

Now I wasn’t expecting a lot, but what we found was an intimate set of boardwalks along Big Timber Creek.  Inscribed on some boards were lines of verse that Whitman had written while in the area or thinking of the area.

Now I’m not usually much one for poetry, but poetry inscribed in the trail itself?  Let’s do this!

We quickly hit a four way intersection.  To the right was a bench next to the creek.

To the straight or left was a loop along a further area of the creek, which also had a bench to sit and reflect at at its furthest point.

Reflecting on some lines of Whitman, if that’s your thing.

Kite Flyer is enjoying nature.

To the left is another bench along the creek. To the right completes the loop at the four way intersection.

We reached the furthest bit of boardwalk along the creek, where there was another bench of sitting.

We then headed back along the loop to the original four way intersection.

We then headed back the way we had started, to the original “T” intersection.  I figured this short trail was done, but we were delighted to discover that the boardwalk stretched a bit on the other direction.  The trail followed the creek, went across a little mini-bridge, past a nice fishing spot comp, and reached a spot where the boardwalk ended.

Eventually, we’ll come back here and go down that side trail. It loops around to the spring by the original spot we reached the trail system.

Checking out a mushroom.

Checking [...]

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Haunted Houses in Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Haunted Houses in Chicago A friend of mine asked me the other day if I wanted to go to a haunted house. I had two reactions: (1) Absolutely not. Haunted houses are basically my worst nightmare. (2) Does Chicago even have any haunted houses? The answer is yes, it has many very very good haunted [...]

Recruitment & Provider Relations Coordinator

by Diane Hertel @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Job Number: HUMAN RES-613-01 Number of Hours: Full-time Location: Open to either Gwinn or Calumet, MI As a member of the Human Resource team, the Recruitment & Provider Relations Coordinator is the primary contact and liaison to employed and contracted … Continue reading

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Keeping Pets Safe during the 4th of July

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

The Fourth of July often evokes memories of fun family parties, barbequing, boating, and for those of us who are a little older, booze cruises, and of course fireworks. While we might have a good time during the holiday, often times the noise and stimulation is not fun for your furry friend. Here at Planned [...]

How To Create A Working Search Traffic Strategy (STS) To Amplify Your SEO Strategy

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

So many of our newest clients are coming in after working with another Chicago SEO Company who has them ranking for keywords that have nothing to do with their conversion goals.  Just having a Search Optimized Traffic Plan (SOT) isn’t enough, the entire picture of targeted inbound traffic has to be a planned event. Inbound […]

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Chicago Haunted Houses 2017

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

As summer ends in Chicago and September buffers us into October, we can all expect fall to soon drop by. However, we Midwesterners LOVE the fall! Why, well the colors for one, pumpkins spice and of course the costumes. Though our favorite will always be, Halloween! Who doesn’t love Halloween season, the creepy music, decorations [...]

PrestaShop Devlopment for e-Commerce in Chicago

by sicksens @ chicago – Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

We are pleased to announce that Naper Design will be developing our first major PrestaShop Template and Website.  While we’ve enjoyed playing with it for some time now, we will finally have the opportunity to develop a major site with this highly versatile E-Commerce solution. Here’s a description of PrestaShop from the core site: “PrestaShop […]

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Shinobi Martial Arts

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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Cats and Christmas Trees Don’t Mix

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

There is something about Christmas trees that makes cats go crazy. They climb them, chew them, bat at them – they basically do anything and everything to try and knock your tree down or break all of your ornaments. This is just a proven fact. Not only is your cat climbing or messing with your [...]

PPM’s Top FIVE August Events

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

August may be here, but we still have plenty of time until Labor Day Weekend! So, now more than ever, you have to maximize your time to enjoy the weather. Hit a PPM pool, chill out on one of our many sundecks or take your dog through a stroll in the park. We also suggest, [...]

Dog Fight – Lakeview

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Frank might be top dog at PPM, but who’s the top dog in Lakeview?  I set to find out by visiting Flub a Dub Chub, Clark Street Dog, and Wrigleyville Dogs, three of Lakeview’s top-rated hot dog stands.  I invited Frank to go with me, but when I did he started rambling on about cannibalism, [...]

Living in Chicago – How to Survive the Winter Weather Comfortably

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

After a long pause, it looks like the winter weather is back on in Chicago.  Here at PPM we don’t mind; we love Chicago unconditionally no matter the conditions outside – whether it’s rain, snow, sleet or shine (sometimes all at once).  And even though our apartments are perfect for curling up in with a [...]

Merodie A. Hancock Is Fourth Permanent President In Empire State College History - Saratoga Business Journal

Merodie A. Hancock Is Fourth Permanent President In Empire State College History - Saratoga Business Journal


Saratoga Business Journal

Merodie A. Hancock takes over as Empire State College president in July The State University of New York Board of Trustees appointed Merodie A. Hancock the fourth permanent president of Empire State College. Hancock will begin serving as president...

Choosing the Right Window Air Conditioner for Your Apartment

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Bigger isn’t always better, at least when choosing a window air conditioner is concerned.    Why?  An air conditioner serves two functions – the primary is cooling a room.  The second, and also important function, is to dehumidify the room.  An air conditioner too large for your apartment will cool it to your desired temperature, [...]

PPM Provides Apartments for International Students Coming to Chicago – Guest Blog Series, Part 1

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

PPM owns and operates 28 apartment buildings in some of Chicago’s best neighborhoods. Our residents come from all walks of life and whether they are in Chicago for good or for a season, we love providing great apartments to everyone calling Chicago home. In recent years, we’ve welcomed a growing population of international students as [...]

PPM Gives Back

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

PPM is proud to announce its partnership with Lakeview Pantry throughout the month of October. What is Lakeview Pantry you ask? For nearly 45 years, Lakeview Pantry has provided a nutritious variety of groceries and essential social services to our neighbors in Lakeview who struggle with food insecurity. We’re not only impressed by how determined [...]

Template Monster Releases New PrestaShop Themes

by sicksens @ chicago – Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Brooklyn, New York, July 7th 2010 – TemplateMonster.com, the Internets largest templates provider, introduces brand new PrestaShop Themes which are basically a brand new eCommerce solution designed specifically to provide the customers with the speedy and very lightweight tool in setting up their own PrestaShop stores. PrestaShop is a new feature-rich and open-source eCommerce software […]

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Welcome to Harlo SEO!

by Kris @ Harlo SEO |

Hey I’m Kristina Crowley, owner of HarloSEO.com, the premier Internet Marketing Advertising Agency in Denver according to the real Google search engines. We’re a little bit different than the other SEO “agencies” because we do the work ourselves. We don’t outsource and we don’t have a bunch of extra expenses from having a bunch of […]

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Chicago Activities for Kids

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Chicago is packed with activities for kids, and residents of the city’s Gold Coast, Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods in particular are surrounded by a veritable smorgasbord of family friendly destinations and events. Following are just a few kid-friendly highlights that have proven popular with Planned Property Management residents and employees, as well as links [...]

Make Sure You Avoid SEO Strategies that Don’t Work to Save Time, Money and Hassle

by Marc Abrams @ Tributary Group

SEO, or search engine optimization, includes a large number of techniques designed to help a website rank higher in the search engine results for relevant keywords. This can be incredibly helpful in ensuring potential customers have the chance to find the website, but there are techniques a person might hear about that do not work […]

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Chicago Haunted Houses 2016

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

It’s that amazing time of year again where the ghouls and ghosts come out to play. Halloween is just around the corner and we be lying if we said we were not pumped for the holiday. We here in the Midwest know how to do fall and Halloween right and that’s no expectation to us [...]

Effective Search Engine Marketing

by admin @ Kolmedia Web Solutions

When it comes to online marketing, SEO is a common strategy our customers bring up to find and attract new clients. So what’s a good way to get started? SEO is more than keywords and phrases. It’s a compilation of a well thought out marketing plan. To get started with SEO you should ask yourself

Stay Committed to Going Green

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

We’ve given you a lot of information about ways that PPM is going green as well as tips to make your life more sustainable. But sometimes, we get lazy. We have great ideas that will help the planet but sometimes we take the easy way out and revert back to our old ways. We wanted [...]

PPM’s T-Shirt Design Contest

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

The contest is simple.  We want your original ideas on a great T-shirt that represents PPM.  No idea is too kooky, cornball, or crazy.  Whether you’re the next Picasso or make the best kitchen refrigerator art this side of Lake Michigan, we want to see what you’ve got.  Designs can be simple, extravagant, or anything [...]

Best Seo Rawlins Wyoming

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Best Seo Rawlins Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Get Seo Cowley Wyoming

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Get Seo Cowley Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Winter Warnings for Pets

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

It’s Brisk out there – Brrr! Regardless of health, young animals and older animals are very sensitive to the cold. Be very mindful when exposing your furry friends to extreme cold this winter. The cold can leave older pets’ joints extremely stiff and tender, and their movements might become more cumbrous than usual. Don’t be [...]

Seo Package Pricing Allendale Charter Township, Michigan

by marketingadmin @ Midwest Marketing Online

  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

Wonderland Grooming Offers Personalized Services For Any And All Breeds Of Canine

by Jake Van Ness @ Saratoga Business Journal

By Jennifer Farnsworth During her first week of high school, Wonderland Grooming owner Laura Acquavella, walked into a neighborhood dog grooming salon and asked for a job sweeping up. That job was the first step toward her dream of owning a pet grooming business. After eight years of working at two grooming salons, while attending […]

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Newly-Renovated Units at 3130 N Lake Shore Dr – Open House Saturday, October 6

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Fresh updates and renovations are making 3130 N Lake Shore Dr a premier PPM address this fall. We’ve been busy upgrading our spacious studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. Many units feature sweeping views of Lake Michigan and Belmont Harbor. Updated units include hardwood floors, spacious floor plans, large closets, and modern kitchens. All with easy [...]

PPM’s Pet Costume Contest

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Hey PPM guys, ghouls, and their little goblins! Planned Property Management is having a spooktacular in-building pet Halloween Costume contest! This event is not limited to those with furry friends, biped residents sans pets are welcome and encouraged to attend! For the two-legged residents, come feast on delicious pizza and beverages! Furry friends will be [...]

Tips to Streamline Online Marketing Budgets

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Marketing your business online to prospective customers doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Often times, many people waste a lot of money with online marketing that doesn’t produce the results they expect – mainly because they do not have a solid marketing strategy in place. In reality, you can experience good results with online marketing […]

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PPM’s gift Guide

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

The PPM gift guide for him! Have a special someone that is the most handsome, talented, stubborn guy in the world? Here are a few thoughtful, personal suggestions to get you brainstorming. Beards Are In! Sign your guy up for the Dollar Beard Club. They offer a fine selection of high quality grooming products to [...]

Deanna LaCosse, NP

by Michaela McKeen @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Family Medicine Ice Lake Family Health Center (906) 265-5378 Education: Masters of Science Nursing – Nurse Practitioner – Concordia University – Mequon, WI Bachelors of Science Nursing – Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate – Northern … Continue reading

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Get Caught up with Frank

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

  “Hey its me FRANK, PPM’s top dog! Here are all my videos in case you’ve missed one! Make sure to stay tuned as i bring the people what they want, MORE FRANK!”   Week 1: Meet Frank week 2: The New And Improved Frank Week 3: Frank’s Big Announcement Week 4: Frank’s First Accident [...]

Town Of Ballston Has Grant Funds To Help Start-ups With Five Or Fewer Employees

by Jake Van Ness @ Saratoga Business Journal

The Town of Ballston has received a $200,000 Microenterprise Grant targeted to small business start-ups, agribusinesses and commercial enterprises with five or fewer employees. The money comes from the state Community Development Block Grant program. Approved businesses may be eligible for a minimum $5,000 to maximum $35,000 award, according to Ballston Town Board member and […]

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Location, Location, Location

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

If you’ve been living under a rock that has sheltered you from all things PPM, then you probably missed the fact that all of our amazing buildings are located in three of Chicago’s best neighborhoods – Lakeview, Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. Allow us to tell you and show you just how truly exciting [...]

PPM’s Holiday Instragram Contest!

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Instagrammers, we’re at it again! We are holding our latest Instagram competition now through December 31! We love the holiday season and the special time it brings — from family gatherings, decorating trees, lighting menorahs, ugly Christmas sweater parties, and more. We want to see the holiday season through YOUR eyes and your lens through [...]

Let the Halloween Fun Begin!

by Kristine @ PPM Apartments Blog

Halloween weekend has finally arrived! It’s officially time for scary jack-oh-lanterns, horror films, candy apples, eye ball stew, devil punch and monsters roaming the streets. Oh this weekend is sure to be a frightful delight! Now, have you waited until the final days to decide what you’re going to be for Halloween? Well it’s said [...]

December in the Windy City

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Well, winter is here and we might as well embrace it. Lucky for us, Chicago has a lot going on in the month of December, here are a few things worth checking out: Christkindlmarket FREE; through December 24th Sunday through Thursday 11am to 8pm; Friday & Saturday 11am to 9pm; Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington) [...]

Pass Faa Exams

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

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Why Any Small Business Should Invest in SEO: Part 2

by Marc Abrams @ Tributary Group

In our previous post, we explained some benefits of investing in SEO and online marketing for small businesses. Here we expand our list! Grow your close rate Simply put, one of the basic ideas behind investing in a local SEO strategy is to bring more potential customers to your website. One of the best ways […]

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Rancocas Creek Paddle- Pemberton to Mt Holly – 8 miles

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: 8 miles
Type: One way
Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.

Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks

Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek

Put in –
Birmingham Road –  39°58’45.17″N,  74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail

Begin portage at Smithville/Take out – 39°59’8.43″N,  74°45’1.56″W (Mile 10 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail)

Put in/end of portage at Smithville –  39°59’9.56″N,  74°45’7.64″W

Pull out –
Mt Holly –  39°59’24.70″N,  74°46’46.65″W (Mile 14 and the end of the Rancocas Creek Canoe trail)

Parking at put in (Birmingham):

Parking at take out (Mt. Holly – Ironworks Park):

For a longer paddle, you can continue from the pull-out here onto the tidal section of Rancocas Creek down to the confluence of the North and South Branches. It’s eight more miles to the takout at Hainsport (which requires going UPSTREAM on the South branch for a mile) and lot of fun, but make sure you are with a falling tide or it can be less fun.

Map:

Note that we went from Mile 6 to Mile 14. We’ll be back for Mile 0 to Mile 6 sometime when the water is higher!

Description:

So, when its in the upper 90s, people who are not so bright take 8 1/2 mile hikes through the pine barrens (whoops) (Okay, it was beautiful) (but such a bad idea) (but such a good idea).

So the NEXT day when it was supposed to be the same upper 90s hot, I went canoeing with Dan and The Pres.  Much better choice.  We grabbed Ol’ Tippecanoe and opted to try an 8 mile run on Rancocas Creek between Pemberton and Mt Holly that was new to us (from miles 6 to 14 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail)

I’m glad we started at Birmingham Road, because, with weeks of pretty much no rain, the water levels were really, really low.  If we had tried to start higher, it would have been a hike instead of a paddle (someone on our Facebook group stated this was the lowest they remember seeing the creek).

Even so, the first mile and half went really slowly due to a million trees we had to pull the canoe over.  What I *think* made this tough was, with the water so low, every tree in the creek became a pull over, when many of these trees would usually just have the Rancocas flow right over the top of them.

Looking back to the road bridge that we just started from.

Someone got to use his new life jacket (thanks Grandma & Granddad!) and his new canoe paddle (thanks Uncle Tom!) from his birthday for the firs time. The Pres was a champ, paddling pretty much the whole eight miles.

This is the sort of fun we ran into for [...]

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Labriola Café and Ristorante Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

With our latest building joining the PPM family, The Chicagoan located at 750 North Rush in the heart of the Gold Coast, we were anxious to explore Michigan Avenue to find a new and exciting place to eat. After some time walking the Magnificent Mile, we were hard pressed to find something with an outdoor [...]

Chicago Free Stock Images 2-26

by sicksens @ chicago – Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Here’s another group of free stock images of Chicago that we’ve found around the internet. hidden links

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8 New Years Resolutions for 2015

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Some people find that New Years Resolutions are pointless. These people either fail miserably at keeping their resolutions or they are of the view that you should try to better yourself and your life throughout the year rather than just on January First. Whatever your thought are about New Years Resolutions, the list below contains [...]

Why Skipping Breakfast is a Bad Choice

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

I understand more than anyone how good pushing snooze for the fourth time in one morning feels. Those extra minutes of shuteye? Priceless. What are you giving up when you’re running behind and you can only fit in so much before you have to be out the door to catch a bus or train? If [...]

Our A+ Rating From The BBB

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

Have you heard the good news? Planned Property Management has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau! Maybe you’re saying to yourself: “so what?” Well, truth is, our excitement is stemming from the fact that we once again have another reason to boast about how truly amazing our staff, apartments, buildings and overall [...]

WATCH: Chris Martin Serenades Julia Roberts at amfAR Event Honoring Her with a Sweet Rendition of ‘Pretty Woman’

WATCH: Chris Martin Serenades Julia Roberts at amfAR Event Honoring Her with a Sweet Rendition of ‘Pretty Woman’

by Alexia Fernandez @ PEOPLE.com

Who needs a limousine and roses – or even Richard Gere – when you have a guitar and can do a mean version of “Pretty Woman”?

Chris Martin knows how to perfectly win over Julia Roberts.

The Coldplay singer, 40, serenaded the actress, 49, during the eighth annual amfAR Gala in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Martin sang Roy Orbison’s classic that served as the theme song to Roberts’ 1990 film, Pretty Woman.

The English man took to the microphone crooning, “Pretty woman/Won’t you pardon me/Pretty woman/I couldn’t help but see/Pretty woman/That you’re as lovely as can be/Are you lonely just like me?”

He paused to growl approvingly, causing laughter among the crowd gathered to honor Roberts with amfAR’s Award of Courage in recognition of her support of the fight against AIDS.

Aside from getting sung to, Roberts was also reunited with her two-time costar Tom Hanks, who presented the award to her at Ron Burkles’ Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills.

With her honor, Roberts joins a list of previous amfAR honorees including Charlize Theron, Ryan Murphy, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Goldie Hawn, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus, among others.

amfAR is a non-profit organization that focuses on raising money for AIDS research, HIV prevention as well as providing education on treatment for the disease.

The Oscar-winning actress hilariously reenacted a number of her most iconic roles with James Corden on the Late Late Show, such as Pretty WomanHook, Notting Hill and Erin Brockovich.

Roberts cracked up as Corden transformed into her mom from Steel Magnolia, and she chowed down on oversized pancakes for America’s Sweethearts and oversized spaghetti for Eat Pray Love. Of course, it wouldn’t be Roberts Role Recall without her “big mistake” scene from Pretty Woman. Corden donned yet another wig to play the snobby retail clerk who turned away Roberts’ Vivian. Then they tore off their costumes and rushed into another pair of scenes spoofing Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.


The One-Two Brunch

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

This week’s blog is all about pairing brunch with another classic outdoor activity in a way to make a seamless experience.  On their own, any of these are a hit, but together they are sure to be a knockout.  Below are three brunch options and three outdoor activities that are all in close proximity to [...]

Open Door Policy- Thoughts of a Doorman…

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

Being this is my first entry I thought I would write a little about what I do and where I do it. The ‘what’ of what a Doorman does is at face value simply defined. A familiar, smiling face to greet and give you a hand with your things. Sure the Doorman does those things [...]

Winter Apartment Care

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

You might think that the only things you can do to combat the unbearable Chicago winters is to bundle up while you’re outside roughing it for your morning commute. But, we have some news: you can help beat the winter inside your apartment as well.  Change out your bedding If you use the same bedding [...]

Low-Cost, HIgh-Impact Ways Businesses Can Boost Local Sales

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

If you’re a small business owner, you’ve likely felt some pains because of the tighter lending regulations from banks.  Your advertising budgets are already small or non-existent, making advertising even harder now.  Fortunately, digital advertising has some low-cost options, allowing small businesses to be able to expand their limited budgets. Many small businesses have Facebook and Twitter pages, and maybe […]

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Why Any Small Business Should Invest in SEO: Part 1

by Marc Abrams @ Tributary Group

In today’s world, we use technology for everything. From scrolling on our social media accounts to finding a place to eat, search engines are our little key to the world. This goes for your small business as well! Search engine optimization is a powerful tool that helps you create fast, relevant, and high-quality content meant […]

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Don’t Be a Grinch This Holiday Season — Help PPM Give Back to 2 Great Causes in our Community!

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

This holiday season, don’t be a Grinch! Help PPM give back to two great causes in our community! Over the weekend we kicked off our annual food drive to benefit the Lakeview Pantry. The Lakeview Pantry has served residents in the Lakeview community for over 40 years, seeking to eliminate hunger and poverty. Your donations made [...]

What should content marketers make of the Twitter 280-character limit update?

What should content marketers make of the Twitter 280-character limit update?

by Michael O'Neill @ Brafton

Twice as much ad space could be a blessing or a curse for your brand.

DryHop

by JeffB @ PPM Apartments Blog

When the sign first went up to that desolate storefront, who would have thought it be changing into a brand new brewery, admit it you were excited, or at least we were! The neighborhood is great and everything, but Brendan’s “drink specials” of pucker shots leaves a lot to the imagination and Monsignor Murphy’s “dive [...]

Just Dance Contest – View, Like, Share

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

The Dance-Off is On! We have some fantastic videos featuring our residents shakin’ what their mama gave them, and we want to see which is your fav.  Head on over to our YouTube Channel and let us know.  The submitter of the video that gets the most likes/comments on YouTube wins a $250 rent credit. [...]

Buy Seo Byron Wyoming

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Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Swedesboro, NJ

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Swedesboro, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – 2 miles total (includes backtracking… oh so much backtracking)
Type – Series of out-and-backs
Difficulty: 2  of 10 – few muddy spots to navigate

Website – Oldman’s Creek Preserve
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Forest and some swamp
Surface – Pavement to dirt pack to mud to grass

Trailheads –  39°42’52.17″N,  75°21’54.26″W

Sign at trailhead.

Trail starts next to sign.

Directions – 21 Main Street, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Parking – Small lot

Dog friendly? Dogs are allowed with a leash.
Stroller friendly? Some rough hills on the trails for strollers
Benches? A few scattered on the trails

Facilities?: None

Markings – Arrows at junctions.

Map –

My track of all the trails (ALL the trails)

Trail map at the trailhead, which is hard to see with the blur.

Rules:

Description –

After we were in the Philadelphia Inquirer (that’s still so bizzare to type), I got a really nice email from Phil Arsenault of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust telling me I should check out their preserve down in Swedesboro/Auburn.  So we did!

The preserve is awesome from the moment that you get there, because there’s Gideon Scull house from about 1790 right next the parking lot, which serves as the headquarters for the South Jersey Land and Water Trust.

From 1938 to 1967, this was a Boy Scout camp for the Cumberland County Council.  Keep an eye out for clues around the preserve that this was a Scout camp, plenty out there!  Then from 1968 until 2009, this was a family campground, before finally coming into the possession of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust.

So off we went down the trails!  We started down what was obviously the access road, which passed an old barn, the remains of a swingset (horse swingset?), a basketball court, and then splits into three directions (although we only noticed two directions at the time).

Down the old access road.

Past the barn.

Odd looking swingset

Right or left? There was also a sharp right that we didn’t spot until later.

We chose left, by which I mean the Pres chose left.  Almost immediately on the right was the Blue Trail, but for now we skipped it and kept walking down the old access road.  After a minute or two (seriously, it’s a tenth of a mile from the turn to the field), we arrived at a good sized open field filled with butterflies and dragonflies that is the end of this road.

Good sized trees.

End of the line… a big ol’ field.

We spent a few minutes looking at birds and insects, we backtracked a short ways to the Blue Trail.

This trail was heavily shaded and had some really great trees.  The trail dropped down to a small brook that we crossed on a few pieces of wood, then crossed a small wet area that Tree Rider wasn’t to thrilled about.  Then it was up a hill to a bench in the woods.  Shortly past this bench, the trail dead ends.  I do love that the end of trails here are [...]

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Moving Series: Packing Tips For Your Move

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

A move can be very stressful, and nothing puts a damper on the excitement of moving to your new apartment.  Such as opening your boxes to find precious items broken or missing. Here are some tips to help make your move easier, faster, and less stressful. Start Packing Early As soon as you know you’re [...]

July in Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

July might be my favorite month in Chicago because there is a never-ending list of things to do this month. From festivals to farmers markets to concerts, you cannot possibly say that Chicago is boring in the summer. Here is a list of a few of our favorite events going on this month. But the [...]

5k Runs in Chicago – Find Your Race!

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

  Spring is here! Time to get out of the gym, lace up your running shoes and and onto the lakefront. Chicago is an amazing city for beginning runners. The city is flat, breezy and the Lakefront Path offers miles of uninterrupted running with gorgeous skyline views. Walkers, joggers and runners alike can all enjoy [...]

MFK – Lincoln Park

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

MFK, which stands for Mary Frances Kennedy (a preeminent American food writer), opened on her birthday, is targeted at a Mediterranean seafood experience and feels like a beachside cafe one might walk into while visiting the Mediterranean.   The atmosphere when you walk in very light and open. You can see all the way through the [...]

OZ Park

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Chicago is filled with some of the most amazing and unique parks in the world. From the slick style of Millennium Park to the unique Osaka Garden in Hyde Park, it’s hard not to love these amazing places. Yet there is one park that is not only unique but has an amazing backstory. This is [...]

PPM’s Best Design Blogs in the Blogosphere!

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

If you are struggling to find some decorating inspiration, look no further! PPM has got your back. We spend a lot of time trying to figure out the latest trends in design and décor for apartment living. We thought it would be nice to share some of our favorite interior design blogs with you, our tenants, as we understand the importance of making your home feel like home. From earth friendly to cozy cottage to edgy, hip modern minimalism, one of these blogs will fit your style! Each of these blogs is a great resource, so check them out! Happy home-making!

The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets! When you rent an apartment from Planned Property Management, within a short walk there are multitudes of shopping and dining options. The warming air and longer daylight also signals the start of the farmer’s market season. Chicago has over 50 farmer’s markets throughout the week and many [...]

Small Business Owners Beware: Make Sure You Don’t Fall Victim to These SEO Red Flags!

by Marc Abrams @ Tributary Group

Search engine optimization is a sector of web marketing with the goal of improving visibility online. This works great for small businesses, as they are vying for spots that larger, more nationwide brands have secured on page one of the search engine. However, since this form of Internet marketing is rather new, there is a […]

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Rockit Wrigley at 536 W. Addison

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

If you do not follow us on Twitter and you’re not our friend on Facebook, then you probably missed our announcement for the amazing treat we will have for our 536 W. Addison residents, tonight, in the lobby. Rockit Wrigleyville will be there from 6PM to 8PM serving up their famous Roasted Butternut Squash Soup [...]

Distinctive Dentistry

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Distinctive Dentistry   Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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SEO VS. PPC – What’s Best For Your Business?

by Marc Abrams @ Tributary Group

As a small business owner you know the importance of getting your company’s name and services out there using social media, web marketing, and having a professional website. 97% of consumers use the internet when researching local products/services. Trying to find the most effective marketing technique can be overwhelming, and even though there are many […]

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Care Manager

by Diane Hertel @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Job Number: HAFP-CARE MGMT-135-01 Number of Hours: Full-time (Leased Portage) Location:  Hancock, MI POSITION SUMMARY: Provides care management for adult and pediatric patients with moderate or complex illness in the primary care setting under minimal supervision. Serves in an expanded health care … Continue reading

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Stephanie Bonenfant, PA

by Michaela McKeen @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Family Medicine Houghton Family Health Center (906) 483-1860 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certificate Basic Cardiovascular Life Support Certificate American Academy of Physician Assistants Member Education: Master of Physician Assistant Studies – Butler University – Indianapolis, IN Bachelor of Science in Biology … Continue reading

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Guide to Living in Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Okay, let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up: Chicago is a great place to live. But it can be a bit overwhelming at first. You have to give yourself time to settle in, to find the places that you really enjoy. Places you like hanging out, places you like to [...]

Endcaps - Hancock Enterprises, Inc.

Endcaps - Hancock Enterprises, Inc.


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Make Sure your Chicago Area Small Business is found on Google| Small Business SEO

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

You may have recently decided to dedicate a lot of effort and resources to get your website discovered. However, if the website has poor quality and lacks vital information, then it can have an adverse effect on your small business. In order to ensure your small business is found in Google(or Bing and Yahoo for that matter), […]

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New Fall Television Shows

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

I know, I know, the last thing we want to think about right now is the summer coming to an end. It feels like the polar vortex just left the windy city but unfortunately, fall is right around the corner. But there is one upside to fall – other than great tailgating weather – and [...]

Autumn In Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Autumn is here in Chicago and that also means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Yet fall also brings something special to Chicago every year, the colors. That’s right, during the fall time in Chicago you can go out and see some truly beautiful sights with a fall backdrop. Great for family photos or a [...]

Seo Service Package Birmingham, Michigan

by marketingadmin @ Midwest Marketing Online

  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

Top 7 SEO Scams Every Dentist Should Avoid

by Rafay @ Dental Marketing Direct

With the growing use of search engines to research local businesses, search engine optimization (SEO) has become necessary for any modern dental practice. Unlike dentistry, marketing and specifically SEO doesn’t require a license or even a degree to prove your qualification. This distinction coupled with the rising demand for SEO has resulted many self-titled ‘SEO […]

Effective Search Engine Marketing

by admin @ Technology – Kolmedia Web Solutions

When it comes to online marketing, SEO is a common strategy our customers bring up to find and attract new clients. So what’s a good way to get started? SEO is more than keywords and phrases. It’s a compilation of a well thought out marketing plan. To get started with SEO you should ask yourself

Voyageurs National Park – International Falls, Minnesota

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

Voyageurs National Park
Website – https://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm
International Falls, Minnesota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

Our destination for Day #4 was Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, way up on the border with Canada, and our first new “National Park” National Park for this trip.

This park is mostly water, but we decided to start out with a hike on Lake Kabetogama.  The hike starts just around the corner from the Ash River Visitors Center and was three miles.

 

We then drove up to International Falls and cut down to the Rainy Lake Visitors Center, where we had tickets for “The Grand Tour”, a 2 1/2 hour ride on Rainy Lake.

Partway through the ride, the boat pulls up and disembarks on Little American Island.  Here there was a gold rush in 1893, complete with a wild west style boom town.  Everything was abandoned by 1901, but today you can take a quick 1/4 mile ranger hike as part of the boat tour.

Old mine, now filled with water.

Back on the boat, it was time to search for wildlife.  And the wildlife most people want to see here are bald eagles.  We had an average day for bald eagle sightings… six!

Old mine shaft.

We were pretty excited.

Beaver lodge.

Too much excitement = nap time on the boat.

Our boat tour over, we headed back to International Falls to camp for the night (all camping in the park itself is backcountry or at the Kettle Falls Hotel.  Either way, boat access only!  Maybe next time!)

The next morning, we came back to the park, the highlight of which was The Pres earned his very first Junior Ranger badge.  He was very proud.

Then it was off across Minnesota toward our next stop, Lake Itasca and the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

Our previous day?  Apolostle Islands National Lakeshore – Bayfield, Wisconsin

Our next day? Itasca State Park, Clearwater County, Minnesota

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the SEO Tree

by Marc Abrams @ Tributary Group

It is no secret that our culture is becoming more and more dependent on technology. Everything and anything can be found on the Internet and it is crucial for any small business to use SEO marketing to gain visibility online. With this in mind, it is important for any small business owner to invest in […]

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Seo Agency Basin Wyoming

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Seo Agency Basin Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Mortar and Pestle

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

We stopped in the new Mortar & Pestle @ 3108 N. Broadway for lunch and we thought it was AWESOME! We loved the laid pack contemporary décor and the staff was super attentive and welcoming -BUT the star here is the food! The cuisine updates American classics with global influences and definitely elevates the flavors. [...]

Patient Service Representative

by Diane Hertel @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Job Number:  OB-CLINIC SUPP-901-02 FTE – Full-time (Leased Portage) Location:  Hancock, MI Description:  Performs a variety of clerical functions in a fast paced medical office. Required Education, Training, Certification/Licensure and Experience: High school graduate and one year clerical experience -OR- one … Continue reading

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Summer Skincare

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

If there’s one thing we appreciate as Chicagoans, it’s the sun. After months of gloomy cold weather we try to soak up every single ray that we can. And the sun has many benefits – it can improve your mood, give you a vitamin D boost, or get you outside and active. But the sun [...]

3 lessons hip-hop has taught us about content marketing

3 lessons hip-hop has taught us about content marketing

by Andrew Barks @ Brafton

Who is Mike Jones? Petey Pablo with better branding, basically. In many ways, the very concept of “marketing” is antithetical to the artistic purity some musical acts hold dear. Mike... Read more »

Why Relevant External Links Matter: Back to SEO Basics

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

As a knowledgeable and methodical webmaster and we may be, we know that  know that optimizing our website is a constant effort and that the Web is always evolving.  Our Naperville Web Design and SEO Team is constantly being retaught and our methods reformulated to appeal to the demands of the search engines. You may […]

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PPM’s T-Shirt Design Contest

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Have you ever wanted to see one of your designs on a t-shirt? Here’s your chance! Summer is coming and we need a cool new t-shirt! The winning design will be made into a t-shirt and the winner will receive $500 (rent credit or AMX Gift Cards) There will also be a 2nd and third [...]

Single in the City, but Not Alone

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

A recent American Veterinary Medical Association survey shows that singles are more and more often turning to pets for love and companionship. Families still trump singles in pet ownership (66.4% versus 54.7%), but singles’ ownership increased by an impressive 16.6% from 2006-2011 (46.9% to 54.7%) versus 1.37% growth in pet ownership for families during the [...]

FIVE Awesome Chicago January Events

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Well the Holidays are over and that always means a long two months of cold gloomy weather. However, there are some things to be optimistic about! First we are only a few months away from spring with then summer just around the corner. You’ll be enjoying one of PPM’s pool parties before you know it. [...]

3 Creative Holiday Centerpieces — Easy As 1, 2, 3!

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Whether you’re hosting an intimate group of friends or having a large gathering for the holidays, one detail you don’t want to miss is setting your table with style! With some simple steps, you can create a beautiful holiday centerpiece that won’t break your bank and will leave your guests impressed! We recently were preparing [...]

Chicago New Year’s Eve 2015

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

The New Year is right around the corner. Being from Chicago you know that this city can not only celebrate but also can party hard! For many people New Years has been on their mind for quite a bit of time now. Organizing friends, planning a party, or buying tickets to this year’s hottest Chicago [...]

Living in Chicago – Super Bowl Specials in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Are you in it for the game, the commercials, or the halftime show? No matter how you answered the question above, you won’t be disappointed this Super Bowl Sunday.  Here’s some fun facts that explain why. The Giants take on the Patriots.  In 2008, the last time that happened, 97.5 million people watched.  It’s the [...]

Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Chicago

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

If you haven’t made Valentine’s Day plans yet, now is the time. Yes, I know it’s a little under week away, but the best places book up fast and you won’t want to miss out on some of the Valentine’s Day offers out there. We have some options to impress and satisfy any appetite and [...]

Neighborhood Restaurant Review: Gyro Mena

by Tim @ PPM Apartments Blog

Our Neighborhood Restaurant Review Team had a craving for some gyros late one afternoon last week and decided to check out Gyro Mena, right down the street from our Lakeview Leasing Office on Belmont. What’s better than a mixture of ground lamb and beef roasted to perfection a spit, topped with tang tzatziki sauce, fresh tomatoes and [...]

Thomas Rhett Gets ‘Dad Lessons’ While Learning How to Burp Daughter Ada James

Thomas Rhett Gets ‘Dad Lessons’ While Learning How to Burp Daughter Ada James

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Everything Thomas Rhett needs to know he “Learned It From the Radio” — except for maybe how to burp a baby.

The country star, 27, got a “dad lesson” during a stop on his Home Team Tour as seen on Instagram Friday. Rhett’s bandmate, Josh Reedy, showed the father of two how to make his 9-week-old daughter Ada James belch after a feeding.

“Is she supposed to burp or spit up?” Rhett can be heard asking in the footage, which also featured his wife Lauren Akins.

In addition, the Life Changes hitmaker discovered his youngest child enjoys side-to-side motion as he held her and laterally swung her.

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RELATED: The Fab Four! A Peek Inside Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins’ Family Life

Rhett and Akins are also parents to 23-month-old daughter Willa Gray.

The couple recently used social media to express their affections for one another, celebrating half a decade of marriage with sweet coordinating Instagram posts.

“5 years of marriage with this beautiful woman. A lot has changed since our last anniversary,” Rhett wrote along with a photo of the family of four. “We have cried a little but have laughed and loved harder than we ever have,” added Thomas Rhett, 27. “Love you baby! Here’s to so many more. You + me.”

Also on Thursday, Akins shared a throwback snap of the pair with the caption: “5 years ago tonight babe if this is 5 years, can’t wait to see what forever looks like I love you so much.”

Since adopting Willa Gray from Uganda in May and welcoming Ada James on Aug. 12, “there’s never a dull moment,” Lauren told PEOPLE. “We’re tired, but we’re happy!”


Kris Jenner's Stand-in House From Keeping Up With the Kardashians Hits the Market

by Alexia Fernandez @ PEOPLE.com

The home that was used as a stand-in for Kris Jenner‘s house in Keeping Up With the Kardashians is up for sale.

The property, named the Iredell Estate and located at the Fryman Canyon Estates in Studio City, California, is listed for $7.8 million with Brandon Assanti of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills.

While only the home’s facade was used on the show, there is certainly a lot to see inside the home.

Featuring Italian architecture and design, the house has seven bedroom and nine bathrooms and is situated on almost one-acre of land behind large gates.

The Mediterranean-inspired house also has a gourmet chef’s kitchen with a breakfast room, which also comes with two chandeliers and three sinks.

A dining room, a screening room, a wine cellar and an outdoor kitchen perfect for entertaining are also amenities.

The estate also boats polished wooden floors, as well as an enormous master bedroom featuring a walk-in closet with glass display cases.

A four-car garage and a fountain round complete the property’s luxurious amenities.

While the KarJenners never lived in the estate, it has been featured on other shows such as Chelsea Lately, True Blood and American Horror Story.

The home was listed earlier this year for $9 million, according to Curbed LA.

In March 2014, Kim Kardashian West explained that exteriors shots of different homes were used in KUTWK for “security purposes.”

“I would get people showing up at all hours ringing my gate & had to call the police on several occasions,” Kardashian responded to a fan question on Mobio Insider. “People hoping the gate & scaring me. It was so unsafe. The Hollywood Star Tours would stop by too, bc they recognized my home from our show. After that we realized how unsafe it is to show the exterior of our homes. So now we use different homes for the outside for security purposes.”


A Gem In The Heart Of Gold Coast!

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

One of our residents has given us another opportunity to brag about our amazing employees! Kathryn, from 1111 North Dearborn has sent us an amazing letter to praise the PPM team, more specifically, one of our maintenance guys, Mirsad, who’s been an amazing help to Kathryn and many other residents at 1111 North Dearborn. Please [...]

Seo Marketing Packages Jackson County, Michigan

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Hancock, Michigan, United States :: Time Zone :: Time Genie

Hancock, Michigan, United States :: Time Zone :: Time Genie


Time Genie

Hancock, Michigan, United States :: Current Time and Date.

A Guide to Internet Marketing for Beginners

by Marc Abrams @ Tributary Group

In today’s day and age, everything is done on a screen. The world has seemingly turned to digital, and many small businesses have reported great success using internet marketing to boost their visibility within Google. However, for newbies in the web design world, online marketing can seem quite complex. No need to fret – we […]

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Fish Bar

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

With the memories still fresh of how great the burgers were @ DMK Burger Bar next door, (http: //www.ppmapartments.com/blog/dmkburgerbar/) we could not wait to try the fresh seafood @ Fish Bar on Sheffield in the heart of Lakeview. This Michael Kornick and David Morton venture keeps things simple, from the name to the menu of [...]

Google Authorship Is Dead & What That Means For Your SEO Strategy

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

The Authorship markup was first unveiled by Google in June 2011 and SEO Techs everywhere rejoiced. Its roots can be traced back to the company’s Agent Rank patent of 2007. Bill Slawski, an expert on Google’s patents, says that the Agent Rank patent is a type of system wherein multiple pieces of content are connected […]

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Chicago Free Stock Images- The Bean

by sicksens @ chicago – Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

The Bean is one of the most recognizable landmarks within Downtown Chicago. While it initially sparked controversy over price and location, it is now visually synonymous with the city of Chicago. Here are a group of Free Stock Images of The Bean that were gathered from several free image locations online.hidden links

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Health Coach II

by Diane Hertel @ Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Job Number: GFHC-310-01 & SFHC-310-02 Number of Hours: 40 hrs/week Location: Gwinn, MI (Gwinn & Sawyer Clinics) Description: Serves as an integral member of the clinical care team as a behavioral health practitioner.  Responsible for providing a full array of … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Medora, North Dakota

by southjerseytrails @ South Jersey Trails

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – South and North Unit
Website – https://www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm
Medora, North Dakota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

New “National Park” national park #2 for us on this trip was Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota.  I wasn’t expecting much out of our two night, two day stay, pretty much just another Badlands National Park.  Instead I found a real contender for one of my favorite national parks.

We rolled into Medora in the late afternoon, having stopped a few places in our drive across most of North Dakota to get here.  Our first stop was the rest stop off of I-90, which featured a just closed visitors center and a very pretty view.  Then it was off at the Medora exit and into the southern unit of the park, where we drove past a prarie dog village and set up camp for the night.

As it grew dark, my wife decided to put Tree Rider to bed.  To make things easier, The Pres and I took a drive.  We ended up on a bluff watching a bison watch the sunset.

The the bison and the two of us went to sleep.

The next morning, it was up and to the Visitors Center for the opening.  Behind the Visitors Center was one of Teddy Roosevelt’s cabins from when he lived in the North Dakota badlands.

Also, the beginning of a Teddy Roosevelt obsession for The Pres that is still with him a year later.

We then drove past the prairie dogs and the campground again to get onto the scenic loop drive.  It was very pretty, and we stopped a lot to take pictures.

We then stretched our legs on the Ridgeline Trail (0.6 miles).  It was a steep climb to start…

Go Tree Rider, go!

But the views on the loop at the top were well worth the steps.

And it was oh-so-hard to pick just a few pictures.

Then it was back into the car to finish the loop.

Petrified log.

There was more beautiful scenery, but The Pres flipped out when we drove into the midst of a bison herd.

I’m not sure I’d ever seen him so excited as he was with those bison.

We finished up the loop and drove back past the campsite.

We then drove into town to get a few things done, as well as to let the kids go on a playground and get some play time in.  It was set up like a frontier fort… totally awesome.  Then it was back to our campground, dinner, and another sunset.

In the morning, we packed up camp and hopped in the car.  We drove over an hour to the less visited Northern Unit of the park.  Here was more great scenery and more bison.

Good warning.

Then, it was off to drive across the rest of North Dakota (stopped off at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site… completing our tour of all three national park units in North Dakota) and a huge [...]

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Coping with Pet Loss

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

The awful reality of owning a pet is that they will someday leave us. To some people the death of a dog or a cat shouldn’t be that significant. But those of us with pets who are a part of our family know that the death of an animal family member can hurt in the [...]

Holiday Lights

by Kristine @ PPM Apartments Blog

Have you been trying to think of something festive to do? Well if so, you must check out the Lincoln Park Zoo! It’s almost time to enjoy ZooLights. December 17-January 2 enjoy this free spectacle of holiday lights. With more than one million lights, warm drinks, ice carving demonstrations, there is sure to be something [...]

How to Link to a Phone Number

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

I always hate when companies get all creative with their phone numbers and have to have letters in the number. My phone doesn’t have the letters with the numbers the way they are on a landline phone. Sure I can get my phone to do that but it is an extra step and lets face […]

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Inside Chicago - Grand Tour and Hancock Tower

Inside Chicago - Grand Tour and Hancock Tower


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Personal Pilates, PPM Style!!!

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

Many of you may notice the guy pictured in this blog.  It’s Jack!  Jack Smith, a long-time resident and friend of PPM, has also been a Pilates instructor for over 11 years.  Smith is a classically trained instructor who was certified by the New York based Pilates School, training there for a year and a [...]

Downtown Chicago Student Life

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

There are dozens of colleges in Chicago, but none of them has the combination that DePaul University has. A well-known, prestigious, private university with more than 100 years of history, plunked down in the middle of Lincoln Park, one of the best party neighborhoods in one of the country’s best party cities, DePaul University has [...]

Living in Chicago – S*** Girls Say – Looking at Chicago Apartments

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

We’re sorry we used a bad word.  We don’t mean to offend anyone.  It’s just that the ”Shit Girls Say” phenomenon has taken the internet by storm, and we’re not ashamed to jump on the bandwagon. If you’re not familiar with “Shit Girls Say“, it started as a simple Twitter feed from two Canadian comics who [...]

TILT At The John Hancock

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Chicago is filled with some amazing things you can do. From visiting our FREE zoo in Lincoln Park to heading down the Chicago River Walk, your choices are countless.  We here at PPM love going out trying new things Chicago has to offer so we can give you the inside scoop. Even better is that [...]

Chicago Holiday Activities

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

The holidays are getting near! Here at PPM, having fun is a top priority when trying to take the chill off in Chicago! We all love the holidays so why not go out an enjoy them! With so much to do around Christmas in Chicago it can be a little overwhelming. So we have compiled [...]

PPM LAB RATS – Frozen Yogurt Taste Test

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

It’s the biggest frozen yogurt craze since fro-yo was invented!!! This time around it’s being marketed as a healthy, low-calorie, low-sugar dessert that is full of vitamins and pro-biotics. Good for you, but does it taste good?? Well, our residents have noticed an influx of Frozen Yogurt Places moving into their neighborhood, especially close to [...]

Packing Tips to Make Your Life Easier

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Moving into a new Chicago apartment doesn’t have to be an intimidating, stressful experience. Following these packing tips can help guide you through a smooth move… Make a Moving Checklist If you’re preparing to move into a new apartment or move out of your current apartment, creating—and following—a moving checklist can help you maintain your [...]

[FREE] 11 Collection Letter Examples for Dental Offices

by Rafay @ Dental Marketing Direct

A collection letter is an attempt to encourage patients to clear their outstanding dues. It serves as a humble reminder to the patient without breaking the relationship of dentist and the patient. A good letter combined with a superior patient communications strategy will help your dental office improve collections and keep bad debt down. In this […]

Are You Ready To LOL?

by Samantha @ PPM Apartments Blog

Chicago has long been renowned as one of the world’s premier forums for improvisational comedy, with Second City always leading the pack.  This week, Chi-Town plays emcee to some of the best improv groups from across the globe as it hosts the 14th Annual Chicago Improv Festival.  Improv ensembles from 8 countries and 32 cities have [...]

Internet Marketing Pricing Oakland County, Michigan

by marketingadmin @ Midwest Marketing Online

  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

What to do in Chicago in September

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Well, we can’t deny it anymore. Fall is coming. September means that the weather gets cooler, the trees start to change and we start to fear the dreaded w-word. But just because the season that comes after fall is terrible, doesn’t mean we should shun fall altogether. To its credit, it has a lot of [...]

Tips for Walking Your Dogs in Winter!

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Just when we thought we had lucked out with a fairly mild winter, the blowing winds and harsh temperatures have hit Chicago — we’re in for a cold week! And while we bundle up with our scarves, hats, UGG boots, and mittens, we can’t forget about protecting our little four-legged friends! Unless your dog is a [...]

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

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Blue Door Kitchen and Garden 52 W. Elm 312.573.4000 bluedoorkitchenchicago.com Let’s be honest, we all love the concept of fresh farm to table cuisine, BUT we also know that usually involves a hefty bill. That is NOT the case with Art Smith’s new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden @ Elm & Dearborn (across the street [...]

Blake Lively Says Daughter Inez Is a 'Baby Viking' Who Marked Her First Birthday By Feasting on Steaks

Blake Lively Says Daughter Inez Is a 'Baby Viking' Who Marked Her First Birthday By Feasting on Steaks

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Blake Lively has a “baby Viking” on her hands.

The All I See Is You actress, 30, gave updates on her daughters, James, 2½, and 12-month-old Inez, during her appearance on Friday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and shared that her youngest child with husband Ryan Reynolds has an appetite for red meat.

Recently, the couple celebrated Inez’s first birthday party, during which the “little chunky one” had a more adult choice of meal.

“I made a Cookie Monster cake … and she just looked at it and reached for a steak,” Lively told host Jimmy Fallon of her toddler, who she nicknamed “baby Viking.”

“She was hand-fisting two steaks. Her sleeves were dripping in blood from steak,” the proud mom added, later making a Game of Thrones joke: “It’s like she’s a White Walker.” (White Walkers are zombie-like supernatural beings known as the most villains in the HBO series.)

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PEOPLE confirmed Lively and Reynolds welcomed their second child in September 2016.

Along with celebrating Inez’s birthday, the parents of two are looking forward to her first Halloween. And older sister James has some choice costumes.

“My daughter was like, ‘I’m going to be Cinderella.’ And I said, ‘Oh, that’s so special. Does baby Nessie get to be Elsa?” Lively recalled asking her oldest, who responded: “‘No, Mike Wazowski.’ From Monsters Inc. – the one-eyed, round monster.”

Back in December 2016, James and Inez made their public debut together at their famous father’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. The event was also the first time the family of four had ever been photographed together at a public event.

Reynolds previously told PEOPLE, “If I could have nine daughters I would be thrilled. My kids, fortunately, they have both of our genes.”


Marketing Your Local Business Online

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

If you run a local business, you may be missing out on a wealth of effective and economical online marketing opportunities. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is known for connecting people around the globe with their target products and successfully promoting businesses. It’s  even more well known for marketing local businesses in their communities. There is an entire  world of marketing opportunities […]

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WordPress 4.0 Released With Useful Features To Add A Richer Platform

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

What do CNN, The Blaze, Fox News, Flickr, TechCrunch, eBay and Best Buy all have in common? They all use WordPress. Initially developed as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved in the last 11 years to a full-fledged popular content management system (CMS), capable of hosting static and dynamic content, e-commerce and event calendars, audio […]

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Search Engine Optimization Burlington Wyoming

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Seo Company Worland Wyoming

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Seo Company Worland Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Best Places to Warm up in the City

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

So when I looked at my phone this morning – it said 0 degrees. 0!!!!!! Guess what people of Chicago? It’s only December – this weather is not going anywhere anytime soon. It feels like mother nature may be paying us back for the mild winter we had last year. In order to beat the [...]

How Long Does Dental SEO Take to Produce Results

by Rafay @ Dental Marketing Direct

Many dentists have unrealistic expectations from SEO which often leaves them disappointed when they do not see immediate improvement in their website traffic. This is partly down to lack of SEO knowledge and partly due to false advertising by some SEO companies that guarantee to rank your website in X days. In this post we […]

The Best Spots To Watch The Chicago Marathon

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Registration for the 2012 Chicago Marathon opened in early Spring. Just a few short years before I swore I would never run a marathon, like ever. Instead I decided to do an Ironman, so in 2011 I “ran” my first marathon…after I swam 2.4 miles and rode my bike for 112 miles. Funny how that [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Chicago Dog Flu

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

By now you’ve hopefully heard about a virus that is spreading like crazy through the dog population of Chicago. In fact, it has reached epidemic levels. It is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a highly contagious strain known as H3N8. The Cook County Animal Control has reported that between January and March fived dogs [...]

Seo Company Packages Macomb County, Michigan

by marketingadmin @ Midwest Marketing Online

  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

Chicago College Football Bars

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

Fall is just on the horizon here in Chicago and that means, college Football season is here!  To top that off, many of our PPM residents have spanned the Midwest, coming from many Big Ten schools.  Not only that, but your favorite college teams hit the grass running this time of year.  We are sure [...]

Lollapalooza for Free (Sort of) – PPM Chicago Apartments Blog

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

  SOLD OUT – Two words a (ticketless) music lover never wants to hear. This year, Lollapalooza tickets sold out in a blink of an eye.  And, many of the afterparties…yep…sold out too.  So if you didn’t jump on getting tickets when they were released in March, and you don’t want to pay astronomical amounts [...]

Tranquility Trails – Woolwich Township, NJ

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Tranquility Trails – Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – 1.6 miles total (Out AND back)
Type – Out-and-back
Difficulty:  3 of 10 – Footing can be a little tricky in spots

Website – None
Open – 7:30 AM to Sunset.

Terrain – Mostly open fields with small patches of woods.0
Surface – Dirt and grass

Trailheads –  39°45’2.17″N,  75°19’54.31″W

Directions – Located on High Hill Road, near its intersection with Fredrick Blvd

Parking – Large parking area

Dog friendly? Yes, but must be leashed and cleaned up after
Stroller friendly? Probably would work with a good offroad stroller
Benches? None
Facilities?: None

Rules:

Markings – None (but planned for the future)
Map – None (but planned for the future)

My track, which should be a little helpful.

Description –

At late July day?  A new baby?  Two kids bouncing off the walls?  So out the door The Pres, Tree Rider, and I went to get some energy used up.

We ended up at the new Tranquility Trails, unveiled in late Spring 2017.  These are very much a work in progress, with blazes, maps, and markers coming at some point, but we were able to follow the mowed path for 0.8 miles one way.

You start at the back corner of the parking lot…

Enjoy the flowers as you walk by them, then enter the woods.

This is your longest patch of shade on the trail, so if its late July like it was for us, enjoy!

You’ll then emerge out of the woods at a “t” intersection.  The path to the right was more overgrown than the path to the left, so we went left.

You’ll then follow the edge of a field.  Keep an eye out for birds along the way, and, if the time of year is right like it was for us, enjoy the bajillion flowers.

After a nice long stretch of field, you’ll enter a small patch of woods.  Keep an eye out for the bee hives here!

Old hunting stand.

Then its back out into open fields again for more flowers!  Yay!

We turned a corner and ran into a gate… end of hiking out!

There are supposed to be views of the creek at some point, but we didn’t find them this trip.  Maybe next time!  For now, we turned around and backtracked.

We thought about heading down the slightly more overgrown trail we’d previously walked past, but we opted not to.

So back we went to the parking lot.

Nearby: Oldmans Creek Preserve and Lake Narraticon are both nearby in Swedesboro.

Sources:

Garvin, Ryan.  “Woolwich unveils new hour-long hiking trail”.  South Jersey Times.  May 1, 2017. <http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2017/05/tranquility_trail.html>

 

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iPad Twitter Contest – Winners!

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

First, we would like to thank everyone that entered our iPad Twitter Contest and has been following and spreading the word about PPM Apartments on Twitter. We got an overwhelming amount of tweets and responses; we even managed to reach our goal of 500 followers 2 days early! We really could not have done it [...]

Seo Marketing Packages Scio Township, Michigan

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  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

Chug! Chug! Chug! – Butkus

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Every company has that one person that brightens the day of those around them.  This individual makes work more fun, more productive, and lifts the spirits of others with a mere glance.  In our marketing office that person is Butkus.  Only Butkus isn’t a person at all, he’s a Chug. Butkus, a Chihuahua/Pug mix, is [...]

Cheap Eats: Lincoln Park – Clybourn Avenue

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

OK we admit there has been a  recent influx of “fast casual” burger joints cropping up all over the city, BUT If you enjoy griddle burgers (i.e. Steak and Shake, Meatheads, etc), this place is for you.  The patties are thin and get a nice crisp along the edges. We opted for the traditional SmashBurgers [...]

Navigating Chicago’s Neighborhoods

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

When choosing a place to live it’s important to consider the surrounding area. Chicago’s neighborhoods all have something different to offer. Luckily, PPM has buildings in three of the best neighborhoods in Chicago. All PPM buildings are also within close proximity to public transportation, which is important because although you’ll be living in one of [...]

ZooLights At Lincoln Park 2016

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

It’s that time of year again, and Christmas is bigger than ever in Chicago! From the lights down the Magnificent Mile, to the famous Kriskringle mart, or the Winter Wonderland at Navy pier, you be hard pressed to not find something to celebrate this holiday season in Chicago. What’s even cooler is that every PPM [...]

Ringing in the New Year in Chicago

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

Don here, PPM’s go-to guy for hip happenings in Chicago.  As I’m sure you’re aware, New Years Eve is coming up.  And since it’s the unequivocal biggest party night of the year, it can be stressful trying to figure out where to go and what to do.  Luckily I have a few tips/ideas on how [...]

North Michigan Avenue - Apple Store - Apple

North Michigan Avenue - Apple Store - Apple


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Apple Store North Michigan Avenue store hours, contact information, and weekly calendar of events.

Beginners Guide To Chicago Tours and Sightseeing

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

If you haven’t noticed yet, we here at PPM love Chicago. We love the city, the Museums, our residents and we love dogs. What we also love is visitors and we know for many the city can be a bit overwhelming. We put together two a little guide for first timers as a way to [...]

The Unofficial Guide to Northalsted Market Days

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

With a few weeks left in the summer neighborhood festival season, one standout neighborhood fest is just days away: Northalsted Market Days. More than 100,000 people are expected to flock to the two-day fest which is the largest street fest in the Midwest. Located on N. Halsted between Belmont and Addison, this street fest takes [...]

The Lady of Light In Lakeview

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The Lady of Light, A New Age Boutique 3441 N Broadway, Chicago www.InspiredNewAge.com Follow us on www.Facebook.com/InspiredNewAge for the latest sales and events.” “If you are looking for unique gifts this season, stop by The Lady of Light, A New Age Boutique in East Lakeview.  We carry a wide variety of semi-precious jewelry, sparkly crystals [...]

Marketing and SEO Mistakes Chicago Businesses Should Avoid

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

When it comes to local marketing there are no set rules but there are some known “no no’s”. Each community in the Chicago Area, be it Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Barrington, or even as far as Rockford,while related is different; and each individual business has to adjust to its target customer base within that community. Still, there […]

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RCN is PPM’s Preferred Partner for Cable, Internet, and Voice

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

With chilly fall nights ahead of us, many of us will retreat to the comfort of our apartments and DVRs, catching up on the latest TV series, or watching movies online on Netflix. With many choices for cable and Internet in Chicago, it can be overwhelming to pick the right cable company. At PPM, we [...]

Seo Company Packages Monroe, Michigan

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  Search engine optimization is crucial but search engine optimization has a price. Search engine optimization is supposed to be the most significant method that provides you a good idea to market your business online and also let’s you pay attention to your target customers completely irrespective of location of your company. Search engine optimization …

Del Seoul

by guestblogger @ PPM Apartments Blog

If you’re going out for Korean food, most likely you’ve had it before or you’re taking someone to try for the first time. This is the place to visit! This family owned restaurant fuses together the flavors of traditional Korean “street food” and giving it a Chicago flair. There is something for everyone, from Korean [...]

Best Seo Emblem Wyoming

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Best Seo Emblem Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

How to Resize Your Images on a PC

by sicksens @ Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

This is how to resize the high-resolution images your camera takes. First copy the images you would like to resize. You might need the originals later for pieces of the image to harvest for design reasons. This way you will only destroy your copies if you do something wrong and not your originals. Now you will want […]

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Beyoncé Sizzles as She Celebrates Her Curves in a Surprisingly Affordable Look for Date Night with JAY-Z

Beyoncé Sizzles as She Celebrates Her Curves in a Surprisingly Affordable Look for Date Night with JAY-Z

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

In her latest set of photo shoot stills, Beyoncé brings her enviable curves into sharp focus for what could possibly be a two-piece version of a “Freakum Dress.”

On Friday, the songstress, 36, shared a series of sexy snaps on Instagram of a date night look, which was one of her most affordable ensembles yet.

The Bey Hive may recognize this specific outfit from back in September when the star and her husband JAY-Z were spotted leaving the Fort Gansevoort gallery in New York City.

The mother of three gave a 180-degree look at her black and nude mesh Leonela skirt from House of CB.

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The knee-length garment – which costs just $105 – hugged her physique and the ruching and sheer illusion amplified her style to Sasha Fierce.

The 22-time Grammy winner paired the skirt with a $56 baby pink bodysuit by Mistress Rocks, which is House of CB’s second brand. With just the top and skirt alone, Beyoncé’s ensemble has a price tag total of $161!

But that’s just a small price until you count her accessories. The affordable top and skirt combo was rounded out with nude velvet Gianvito Rossi heels, which cost $675, Gucci sunglasses and Louis Vuitton City Cruiser bag that retails for over $3600.

Beyoncé is a big fan of House of CB as she’s recently worn the London-based brand’s $165 emerald dress to Rihanna‘s black-tie Diamond Ball in September, the event that marked her return to the spotlight after welcoming twins Sir and Rumi.

And in August, Beyoncé wore House of CB’s $179 ruched off-the-shoulder wine and nude colored mini dress.


Calling All the Daredevils! Share The Craziest Thing You’ve Ever Done [and Win!].

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

A record-breaking 8 million people tuned in to YouTube on Sunday to witness “one small step for man, and one giant [24 mile!] leap for mankind” as Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartne broke the speed of sound. In what will probably be defined as the Millennial’s version of a man walking on the moon, Felix took [...]

Promoting Lollawareness – PPM’s Guide to Hot Lollapalooza Events

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

It’s hard to believe Lollapalooza, which started as a farewell tour for the band Jane’s Addiction, would one day morph into Chicago’s premiere destination music festival, expanding to 3 days, and housing over 250,000 attendees over the course one weekend.  So large has the festival swollen, that Grant Park (Lolla’s official location) can no longer [...]

“Map Spam” Revisited

by sicksens @ chicago – Naper Design | Naperville Web Design and SEO

Many have responded and commented since the last posting on “Map Spamming by Lead Generation Services”.  Some of you have asked me to go into further detail about the structure that such a group would have, and why Google doesn’t chop them off at the knees for all of the spam There is no easy […]

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How SEO and Reputation Content Countermeasures Are Ruining The Internet Part 1

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Marketing has always consisted of presenting a narrative of your product, service, or even ideas and crafting them in a manner more pleasing to the audience.  With the increase in data sharing and interactions online, this has only grown.  The problem with this growth is that it comes with an increasing rate of growth for […]

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Top 5 Chicago Haunted Houses

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It’s finally one of our favorite times of year! When spirits and haunts come out to play in the month of October. Yes where talking about the spooktacular time that is Halloween! Chicago being a Midwest City, this holiday is in our blood and we do love it. From the epic Halloween parties, to pumpkin [...]

Spring cleaning – Gone to the Dogs!

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Hi Planned Property Management pet owners! With April showers, brings May flowers… and spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is not just for your apartment, but also cleaning your dog. Grooming is not just about maintaining your dog’s level of hygiene, and it is not just about keeping your dog adorable. Grooming is about maintaining both your [...]

Quincy Mine Hoist and Fort Wilkins - Michigan - South Jersey Trails

Quincy Mine Hoist and Fort Wilkins - Michigan - South Jersey Trails


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Quincy Mine Hoist and Fort Wilkins State Park – Keeweenaw Pennisula, MichiganCamping – Large campground located at Fort Wilkins, but jammed packed on summer weekends, so book ahead!Description –  We had quite a drive between Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Copper Harbor, Michigan, where we’d be starting our next national park adventure.Fortunately, the Keeweenaw Peninsula had some pretty awesome things to check out while we were on the upper part of the Upper Peninsula.  The first was…The Quincy Mine HoistWebsite – Quincy Mine HoistAddress – 49750 US-41, Hancock, MI 49930So, in the beginning of the summer, I was hanging out to buy tickets to go up by Billy Penn at City Hall in Philadelphia.  The fellow two people back from me happened to from Michigan.  We fell into conversation, he found out we were headed up to Isle Royale, and he said we just had to see the Quincy Mine Hoist,  which was a massive copper mine sporting the world’s largest steam-powered hoist engine.One month later, we were here!  We were trying to figure out whether to just walk around and look at the buildings or whether to do the tour.  We opted for the tour, because what could be better with a three year old and a one year old?Helmets are not quite the right size, but adorable.So it was onto the tram for a ride down the side of the mountain.  This was, by far, The Pres’s favorite part.You’re then carried into the lower reaches of the mine via an old drainage tunnel.  A cart and tractor carry you inside, where you exit and walk around with the guide.  He walks you through the older and newer portions of the mine, explaining how the process worked and a little of the history of the copper mining regions of Michigan.The mine tour itself lasts a bit under a half hour.  Then it was a ride out of the mine back to the cog train, which carried us back up.  We walked around the rusting mine equipment and old buildings a bit.Then it was back in the car to head for the most northerly portion of the Keeweenaw Pennisula, the town of Copper Harbor…Boy, are we north!… and our final destination for the day, Fort Wilkins State Park.Fort Wilkins State ParkWebsite – Fort Wilkins State ParkAddress – 15223 U.S Highway 41, Copper Harbor MI, 49918Fort Wilkins was established in 1844 to provide some order in this far corner of the United States during the copper mining boom.  The fort wasn’t around very long (was only truly occupied for three years, then more or less abandoned, then occupied three more years after the Civil War), never saw an attack, and the disorder and chaos it was meant to help curtail never appeared.  During the Great Depression, the CCC fixed the old fort up and made it into a pretty nice state park.  After checking into our campsite and setting up our stuff, we headed over to the fort complex to check it out.Outside [...]

PPM LAB RATS – Protein/Energy Bar Taste Test

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We’re happy to welcome you to PPM’s New Lab Rat Blogspace!!! We are tracking the HOTTEST up-and-coming trends in health and fitness! Why? Well, at PPM we offer the BEST in overall quality of living and lifestyle benefits. And your health is included! After all, a healthy tenant is a happy tenant. Don’t forget, at [...]

Nate Berkus Shares How His Entertaining Style Has Changed Since Welcoming Daughter Poppy

Nate Berkus Shares How His Entertaining Style Has Changed Since Welcoming Daughter Poppy

by Megan Stein @ PEOPLE.com

Nate Berkus is the expert on all things party planning. But since becoming a father to one-year-old daughter, Poppy, the designer’s go-to entertaining style has had a few changes.

“We entertain around her nap schedule now,” Berkus, artistic advisor for LG Studio, told PEOPLE at a breakfast on June 8, which celebrated the sleek line of high-end appliances he helped design.

RELATED: WATCH: Jessie James Decker Gives a Tour of Her Lovely Florida Beach House

But when Poppy isn’t snoozing, Berkus, 44, and husband Jeremiah Brent, 31, keep her busy with poolside play dates that are a far cry from a formal outdoor gathering.

“Our home is now filled with blow up toys from Target in the pool as opposed to margaritas,” Berkus said.

WATCH THIS: Designer Nate Berkus ‘Can’t Wait to Be a Family of 3!’

 

And the menu planning is even simpler.

“We throw food on the barbecue, we’ve actually even had a taco truck come once,” Berkus said. “We do put out snacks for the little ones, and they sit and throw them in the pool.”

RELATED: Chip and Joanna Gaines Share Hilarious First Date Story in New Sneak Peek of The Magnolia Story

Although the guest list has been tweaked to include Poppy’s younger crowd, the design-savvy couple couldn’t be happier with their new scene.

“It’s a welcome change,” Berkus said.

For Berkus’ best tips on stress-free summer entertaining, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE.


Don’t Sell Yourself Short On Black Friday Shopping

by Jasko @ PPM Apartments Blog

I was there.  I was there for what seemed like endless hours waiting in freezing weather.  I was there as shoppers busted across doors as if their life depended on it.  I was there painfully in need of sleep.  And I loved every minute of it. Anyone who knows me knows that I love shopping.  [...]

You’re Always in Good Hands With PPM

by admin @ PPM Apartments Blog

At PPM, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. When one of our employees goes the extra mile we like to recognize their extra hard work.  Two of our agents that deserve recognition this week are Bianca and Simona, who helped Ann and Bill find a new home, far away from home, for their daughter [...]

Inside the True Story Behind Winnie the Pooh

Inside the True Story Behind Winnie the Pooh

by Mike Miller @ PEOPLE.com

The true story behind Winnie the Pooh, one of the most beloved characters in the history of children’s literature, is coming to life in Goodbye Christopher Robin.

The family-friendly drama revolves around author A. A. Milne, played by Domhnall Gleeson, and his son Christopher Robin, played by newcomer Will Tilston, whose stuffed animals inspired the magical world of Pooh Bear during a difficult time following the first World War.

Before they knew it, Pooh and his friends became an international sensation and later, some of the most valuable fictional characters of all time. But the books’ success also caused tension in the Milne family, exposing the author’s child to an overwhelming level of fame that plagued him during his adolescence. Milne also came to resent his creation, believing that the children’s books overshadowed his other, more serious work.

Famed British biographer Ann Thwaite explored the family’s highs and lows in her book Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Make of Winnie-the-Pooh, on which the film is based. The biography features rare interviews with the real Christopher Robin, while also relying on a wealth of archival information housed at the University of Austin. An updated version of the book, with a new forward by the film’s screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, is on sale now.

“It was a perfect subject for me,” Thwait tells PEOPLE. “Father-child, mother-child relationships seem to be a favorite subject of mine. The relationship of Milne and Christopher Robin is at the heart of the film and of my book.”

Over the course of his life, Milne wrote seven novels, five nonfiction books and 34 plays, in addition to a plethora of short stories and magazine articles. Despite being a staunch pacifist, he served in both World Wars, and was injured at the Battle of the Somme. “It’s an absolute miracle that the books exist, because both Millne and E.H. Shepard, who illustrated Pooh, were young officers at the Somme, during the absolute worst time of the war,” Thwaite explains.

After the war, Milne suffered from post-traumatic stress, which eventually led him to relocate his family outside of London to a quiet cottage near the East Sussex woodlands. The forest surrounding the house would come to inspire Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood.

Despite the idyllic surroundings, Milne and his wife, Dorothy, played in the film by Margot Robbie, had a complicated relationship with their son. “Some people are good with children. Others are not. It is a gift. You either have it or you don’t. My father didn’t,” Christopher later said in a rare interview with The Telegraph’s Gyles Brandreth in 1998.

His mother was also distant, placing most of his early upbringing in the hands of their nanny, Olive Rand. Dorothy also dressed her son oddly; preferring “curious clothes,” as Robin later described them to Brandreth, which made him look “girlish” with their “golden tresses.”

Still, the father and son ended up bonding over long walks through the surrounding woods, inventing stories and playing with his favorite toys: his teddy bear Winnie, which he named after a famous black bear he often visited at the London Zoo, along with Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger.

“At the heart of the film is really this joyful time that he and his father had in the enchanted forest,” Thwait says. “Although it’s a very complex story, I think those scenes of the father and son playing are at the heart of it.”

Milne eventually wrote four children’s books that made up the Winnie the Pooh anthology, beginning with the poetry series When We Were Very Young, which came out in 1924, when Robin was 5. The final book, The House at Pooh Corner, was published in 1928. The books were instantly popular, and within eight weeks, the first collection had sold more than 50,000 copies. When the last book appeared, each title was selling several hundred thousand copies worldwide, according to Brandreth.

“Not everyone realizes that right from the beginning the books were enormously successful in America,” Thwait says. “Of course they went on to be translated all over the world, but it was very much a transatlantic, British-American phenomenon.”

At first, Robin enjoyed the success, later telling Brandreth that he “quite liked being famous” and that “it was exciting and made me feel grand and important.” But eventually, his role in the book’s promotion began to take a toll. He spent countless hours replying to fan letters under his nanny’s supervision, and his image and voice were used all over the world to help sell copies.

Milne decided to stop writing children’s books after finishing the fourth Pooh book, at one point citing his “amazement and disgust” at his son’s fame as his reason for moving on. “I feel that the legal Christopher Robin has already had more publicity than I want for him,” Milne wrote, according to BBC. “I do not want C.R. Milne to ever wish that his name were Charles Robert.”

After Milne put the books behind him, he and Christopher became closer. Their bond lasted for the next nine years, as they enjoyed spending time together doing “the Times crossword and algebra and Euclid,” Christopher later remembered.

But his life was once again overshadowed by his childhood fame when he left for boarding school in 1930. He was picked on relentlessly by his fellow classmates, who would torment him by playing old Winnie the Pooh records he had recorded as a child. “The film does address the painful time he had at school,” Thwait says. “Some people use the word bullying, but it wasn’t bullying, it was teasing.”

Following boarding school, Christopher studied at Cambridge, and then went to fight in the Second World War before returning to Cambridge to finish his degree. He struggled to find work after graduating, and began to blame his father and Pooh for his problems. He later told Brandreth that he felt his father “had got where he was by climbing on my infant shoulders, that he had filched from me my good name and had left me with nothing but the empty fame of being his son.”

This was a dark time for Christopher, who felt like a man “with a household name but no role in life.” Meeting his future wife in 1948 helped revive his spirits, but it also caused further strain on his relationship with his parents. His wife, Leslie, was a cousin on his mother’s side, but Leslie’s father and Christopher’s mother had been estranged for decades.

Eventually, he and Lesley married and moved to Devon to open a bookstore. Christopher discovered his own skill as a writer, and published three volumes of an autobiography, which also helped him come to terms with his own identity. But sadly, he rarely saw his father in the years leading up to Milne’s death in 1956. His mother died 15 years later, but he only saw her once in that time.

While he spent most of his life refusing to benefit from the profits from Winnie the Pooh, he eventually did accept the money to help take care of his daughter Clare, who has special needs. “I had to accept it, for Clare’s sake,” he said. The income generated from the books has been enormous, and in 1966, Walt Disney purchased the characters in a 40-year licensing deal.

Despite his father’s incredible success – his children’s books sold about seven million copies in his lifetime – Milne was never able to escape the shadow of Pooh with his subsequent work. He died regretting that those four short books, “containing, I suppose 70,000 words, the number of words in an average-length novel,” eclipsed the rest of his career. He was also irked by the assumption that he had a “fondness for children,” later saying that he had “never felt in the least sentimental about them,” according to Brandreth.

Christopher, on the other hand, found peace with his father’s creation. “It’s been something of a love-hate relationship down the years, but it’s all right now,” he told the journalist two years before his death in 1998. “Believe it or not, I can look at those four books without flinching. I’m quite fond of them really.”

Goodbye Christopher Robin is in theaters now.


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