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July 4, 2011

It's Hot Outside: Making a Few Energy Changes Inside Can Save $250

The five biggest energy users for Floridians are the air conditioner, water heater, pool pump, lighting, and clothes dryer. You can save more than $250 a year with these energy reducing tips From FP&L:
• You can cut your hot water usage by replacing old showerheads with water-efficient models. This swap could save you up to $80 a year on energy costs.
• Try reducing your water heater temperature by 20 degrees.
Lowering from 140 degrees to 120 degrees can save you about $60 a year.
• Be sure to turn off the fan when leaving a room.
Stopping one ceiling fan from running all the time could save you about $85 annually on energy costs.
• When using your washing machine, use cold water instead of hot.
It could save you about $40 a year.
• Upgrade to an Energy Star-rated computer and monitor.
This energy saver can keep about $20 a year in your pocket.

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June 20, 2008

Make Your Own Jewelry at Kings Point Lapidary Class

Walter Kozlin, Lapidary instructor invites Kings Point residents and folks from neighboring Alliance of Delray communities to participate in his lapidary class at Kings Point. You can sign up at the Kings Point box office window at the end or the beginning of a month at a cost of $17 for the four week course that meets every Monday from 9:30AM to 11:30PM; or 1 to 3PM.

Walter (shown in left photo l. to r. with students Jerry Gewirtz and Jack Enoch) has been teaching the lapidary class for the past three years and is assisted by former instructor Dr. Carl Rosen. (Photo below shows Jerry Gewirtz preparing stones for polishing).JerryGewirtzLapidaryClass.jpg

The Lapidary workshop is fully equipped with high speed diamond grinders, grinding and sanding machines, automatic and hand cutting machines, as well as polishing machines and a gem stone saw. Walter maintains an inventory of settings for students to make pendants, earrings, and rings.

“This is a great hobby,” says Walter. “Our students make jewelry for their children, grandchildren and friends who delight in showing their handcrafted jewelry gift and telling everyone about their talented lapidary expert in Florida. Sign up for the July class now and we’ll show you how to make your own jewelry.”

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