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The Grapevine (Jan. 26)

Family Fun Fair at Botanica

Botanica’s annual free fair for families will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2. Botanica volunteers will lead a variety of crafts and activities that will help educate kids of all ages about nature and wildlife. Admission to the gardens and the activities are free.

Tip from Heloise

Q: I recently moved and gave away a large entertainment center to make way for my wheelchair. It left embedded imprints in the carpet. How do you get these imprints out? Ordinary vacuuming doesn’t seem to work.

Heloise: The old hint is an ice cube. Place cubes in the indent, and as they slowly melt, the water will wick up the fiber. Then, fluff the carpet with your fingers.

Washington Post

Kids’ sheets that stay in place

Kuviez sheet sets are designed to solve the problem of kids kicking off their covers in the night.

The sheets button together to keep them in place, even when the sleeper tosses and turns. The fitted bottom sheet has elastic anchors to keep it in place on the mattress, and the top sheet buttons to the bottom sheet at the sides of the bed.

The sheets come in twin size and two designs. Button-down blankets and duvet covers are expected to be available soon, as well as bedding for babies, toddlers, teens and adults.

The sheets can be ordered for $79.99 plus shipping at www.kuviez.com.

Akron Beacon Journal

Removing spot from table

Q: What do you recommend for getting a white spot out of my mahogany dining room table? I think something hot was set on the table when the pad wasn’t on.

A: The white spot is caused by moisture trapped between layers of the finish, said John S. Wilkie of Revere Refinishing in Norton, Ohio. He suggested removing the spot by warming it with a hair dryer or rubbing it with superfine steel wool (number 0000) and a lubricant such as lemon oil, working in the direction of the wood grain. Oil and steel wool work best with a glossy finish, he said, since the oil will give the spot some shine.

Or you can just wait it out. Sometimes the spot will go away on its own, Wilkie said.

Akron Beacon Journal