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Blog Roundup: Five Blogs You May Have Missed This Week

Take a look at what our Local Voices bloggers had to say.

Our bloggers cover everything from home remodeling and local events to health and nature. Here are some highlights among recent blog posts:

Are You Asking Yourself: Does Moving Up Make Sense?

Real estate blogger Geri Ertle discusses the idea of upgrading your home when your family is growing or relatives are moving in with you. She offers questions that will help you decide, such as "Are there reasons why you can’t remodel or add on?" and "Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market?"

Did You Know that Port Jefferson Had its own Automobile Factory?

You probably already know that Setauket was home to a big rubber factory at one point in time. But an automobile maker in Port Jefferson? Blogger Johnny B, a.k.a. Carlisle Johnny, gives a history lesson on the two kinds of cars produced between 1909 and 1915 in Port Jefferson.

Horseshoe Crabs: Long Island's Living Fossils

Artist and naturalist Jan Porinchak may be local to Kings Park – but his lesson on horseshoe crabs is a universal one that readers all along the north shore can appreciate. According to Porinchak, horseshoe crabs are "one of nature's oldest and most successful designs."

How Can You Find the Right Contractor?

The experts at NDA Kitchens and Construction present a short guide to selecting a contractor to work on your home.

Avoiding Omega-3 Pitfalls

Health expert Eric Robert Santiago breaks down some of the common downsides to omega-3 supplements, including contamination and rancidity, and makes recommendations for how to avoid them.

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