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Are You Brave Enough for a Visit to the Winchester Mystery House?

May 4, 2016 4:02 pm

Winchester Mystery House has been one of the Santa Clara Valley's more enigmatic attractions since the 1970s. The story began when Winchester Gun Company heiress Sarah Winchester came to believe that the only way to keep haunting spirits at bay was to build them a home with construction that never ceased. So she did just that! For over 30 years, she kept development going 'round the clock.

Within the 160-room mansion, you'll travel down narrow corridors and impeccably decorated rooms to come across stairways that lead to nowhere, doors that open to brick walls, and even windows in the floor. There are many questions about Mrs. Winchester and the architecture of her incredible mansion that will never be answered.

For the best experience, sign up for an estate tour, where tour guides expel an astounding amount of history—including a few ghost stories! Annual memberships offer the best rates available.

Winchester Mystery House
525 S Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 247-2101

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Basic Tips to Keep in Mind on Laundry Day

April 27, 2016 4:01 pm

Laundry day is likely your least favorite day of the week, but it doesn’t have to be quite so difficult. By attacking your piles of laundry with a bit of pre-planning, you can make laundry day much more manageable. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. Separate lights and darks ahead of time. To avoid the tedious task of separating lights from darks, separate them as soon as you toss your dirty clothes in the hamper. Invest in a double-sided hamper that does the separating for you.
  2. Invest in good detergent. Using the wrong detergent (or a cheap brand) can make your clothes come out dull and dingy. Instead, choose one detergent designed for washing dark clothes in cold water, one for keeping colors bright, and a separate stain treatment to put on spots.
  3. Treat stains as soon as they happen. The most important thing you can do to remove a stain is catch it as soon as it happens. You can even rub in a stain treatment and toss your clothes in the laundry, leaving the stain to deal with on laundry day.
  4. Turn clothes inside out. Avoid fading and shrinking by turning your clothes inside out before washing them.
  5. Fold right away. To eliminate the need for ironing, prevent wrinkles by folding your clothes as soon as they come out of the dryer.

Laundry 911: Color care basics [She Knows]
How to Care for Your Clothes [How Stuff Works]
Laundry Basics – Sorting it Out [For Better Living]

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Lilly Mac’s Irish Pub and Restaurant: Nightly Entertainment

April 20, 2016 4:01 pm

From music fans, to brainiacs, and beer lovers, Lilly Mac’s Irish Pub has something for all kinds of San Jose area residents. Enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays or test your knowledge at Brainstorm pub trivia every Monday evening. Compete against other teams in general knowledge, music, picture, and movie rounds. The winning team receives $50 off their bar tab. If you feel more up to watching competition, grab a pint and a seat at Lilly Mac’s to watch live international soccer and rugby games on large screen TVs. The pub also broadcasts local sports.

Around St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish pub pulls out all the stops with traditional Irish music, Irish folk, and Celtic rock blaring from its speakers. It also features Irish step dancers. No matter the event, you’re sure to find a variety of whiskeys and beers on tap along with a food selection that includes such Irish selections as bangers and mash, Irish stew, and shepherd’s pie.

Lily Mac’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
187 South Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 732-0200

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