What Have You Been Missing in Ballston?

Many of us already know about Ballston’s blend of urban liveliness and small town charm, as well as its close connection to top universities, scientific research institutions and Fortune 500 companies. But did you know about Ballston’s growing art scene? Its weekly farmers market? Its hidden gems?

It’s called “Informed Delivery”-- when you sign up, the US Postal Service will email you images of your letter-sized mail each morning.

Did you know about this?  It could be convenient, especially when you're spending time away from home. And no, USPS doesn't open the mail; they take photos of the outside of envelopes. The service is currently available in just a few parts of the US, and the DC area is included.

A Few Pointers for Avoiding Frozen Water Pipes

It's official: Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, saw his shadow predicting we will have 6 more weeks of winter.  While we bundle up for an especially cold weekend, be sure to protect your home against frozen plumbing. Keep in mind that the actual break usually doesn't appear until the water begins to thaw.