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Unfortunately, this benefit will disappear soon due to lack of Congressional funding: The FCC projects that households enrolled in the ACP will continue to receive the discount on their internet service through April 2024. If you qualify for Lifeline, you can get a monthly benefit of: Up to $9.25 off the cost of phone, internet, …

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Oh, the times, they are a changing … and there’s more jingle in the pocketbook! The cord has been cut, the savings are stacking up and it hasn’t been all that painful, thanks to free FAST channels (scroll down for explanation). For many years, my basic and extended cable subscription was included in my condo’s …

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Free paper shredding and safe prescription disposal are offered by Broward Sheriff’s Office exclusively for Broward residents. Shred-A-Thon events are intended to avoid identity theft by shredding personal papers with private information.  The events also accept old unused prescription medications for safe disposal.  In fact, incentives are offered for turning in prescriptions. The reward is …

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Reducing water waste is kind to your wallet. And to the planet. As an incentive to replace old toilets with fresher versions that save water, rebates are offered to eligible Broward residents. The Broward Water Partnership offers rebates of $125 per toilet when replacing an older model with a more efficient, low-flow, WaterSense-rated toilet. Eligible …

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With the extreme heat index lately, water conservation is a primary concern. The City of West Palm Beach is addressing the issue with several programs to help residents save money and water. Oct. 3, 2023 is the next giveaway date; registration open.  New water customers can receive welcome kits of their choice: Indoor kit: Leak …

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Who wants a free tree? Miami-Dade County is once again offering the freebies as part of Adopt-A-Tree. The county program provides two trees a year per household during a special event, but you must register in advance because the giveaway is only while supplies last.  Upcoming tree giveaway: Saturday, Sept. 23 at Dennis C. Moss …

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Fern Forest is featuring a native plant sale with vendors selling varieties of foliage that are preferable for South Florida yards. A plant sale in 2024 is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and entry is free. Native plants are often preferable financially and environmentally. They usually are don’t require excess watering and …

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South Floridians have learned the hard way to take hurricanes seriously. When we get complacent, another storm comes and reminds us of the importance of hurricane preparation and supplies. You should take preparing for a hurricane seriously — but you shouldn’t buy a lot of things you’re never going to use. Miami-Dade County has an online hurricane guide that …

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Think it’s too hot to garden? Perhaps you want to plant radishes, turnips and arugula right inside your South Florida home. Yes, you can grow your own food indoors. We asked for tips from a South Florida urban horticulture program specialist affiliated with the University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, also known …

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