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Protect your pipes during the upcoming freeze

Protect your pipes during the upcoming freeze

With sub-freezing temperatures predicted for this week, the Water Authority reminds its customers that it’s time to shut down sprinkler systems for the winter.

They also encourage residents to and prepare household water pipes for cold weather.  

Fines can be handed out for allowing water to freeze on streets and sidewalks. Property owners can also be held  responsible for damages and injuries that occur as a result of ice hazards.

Some precautions to take are, find your master shutoff valve.

The master shutoff valve turns off the water to the entire house. Learn its location and make sure everyone in the household knows where it is. This could be critical if a pipe should burst.

You should disconnect and drain outdoor hoses and shut down your sprinkler system.

Detaching the hoes makes sure that there overnight freeze doesn't burst the faucet or the pipe it’s connected to.

Insulate your pipes and faucets in unheated areas.

Don't miss the last day of ABQ Home and Remodeling show

Don't miss the last day of ABQ Home and Remodeling show


Home improvements are always important to people, and so are costs.

To help keep homeowners updated on new features and cost-saving measures, the ABQ Home and Remodeling show makes its way once again to the Duke City.   

Tomorrow marks the final day of the 20th Annual Albuquerque Home and Remodeling show at Expo New Mexico.

The event will be held from 10 am-4 pm. Guest can expect everything from remodeling ideas to landscape tips,  Live music, and great food. Experts in home repair will conduct seminars provide you with great home ideas as well as the latest home products and services.

Christy Mae's will provide free sample food during the event.

Experts scheduled to be there will be the top companies specializing in air filtration, architecture, fencing, lighting and roofing.

Prizes and other giveaways are also on planned, don’t miss this!


Harvest Festival at Santa Ana Star Center

Harvest Festival at Santa Ana Star Center

From now until Sunday, October 31th, bring your family and children to the Harvest Festival at Santa Ana Star Center.

Enjoy hay sculptures, food, music, contests, entertainment, educational demonstrations, and pumpkin decorating. There’s something to do for all ages to celebrate the season of fall.

Admissions to the Harvest Festival is free is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Event is located on the upper parking lot of the Santa Ana Star Center.

Visit pumpkinharvest.org or email Stacey Cordova, Event Director, at staceycordova@ggyr.org for more information.

The annual Parade of Homes is here

The annual Parade of Homes is here


The Super Bowl of home building kicks off this weekend.


Local homebuilders prepare for this weekend’s Parade of Homes. The annual marketing event takes place around Albuquerque, from Rio Rancho to the East Mountain area.


The Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico says the event is open to home buyers and home owners alike; it gives builders and the public the chance to interact while viewing spectacular new and remodeled homes.


The 2013 Parade of Homes features homes by 39 developers, and introduces the newest advancements in house building, remodeling, and technology.


There is no cost to go to the Parade of Homes. For a free downloadable map of all of the home locations, visit http://homesofenchantmentparade.com/get-the-full-map



Support local food production with community garden tour

Support local food production with community garden tour

Bring your family out and participate in the Albuquerque Community Garden Tour on Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 12 am.

The community gardens are huge supporters of local food production and community empowerment.

The event is free to the public and is sponsored by Querencia Green and Home Grown New Mexico.

Participants will visit Eagle’s Nest Garden, Growing Awareness Urban Farm, Villa Nueva Senior Apartments, and International District Community Garden.

Call 505-473-1403 or email homgrownnewmexico@gmail.com for more information.

Botanical Garden's Fall Fiesta of Flowers now open

Botanical Garden's Fall Fiesta of Flowers now open

The Fall Fiesta of Flowers presented by the Albuquerque Bio Park and the City of Albuquerque brings a burst of vibrant colors starting this week.

As the year’s final outdoor flower show, more than 200 individual pots of flowers decorate the Botanical Garden and the Aquarium Plaza. Yellow and red mums, Mexican sage, lion’s tails, yellow bidens, red verbena, orange petunias, and other perennials will come together to offer a true fiesta vibe.

"Fall Fiesta of Flowers is taking over the BioPark," said Catherine Hubbard, Botanic Garden Manager. "Not only is the Botanic Garden looking delightful, but the Zoo is filled with warm colors as well.

The event will be open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and is included with regular admission.

Lavender blooms in the Village of Los Ranchos

Lavender blooms in the Village of Los Ranchos

The 9th Annual Lavender in the Village festival takes place this year on July 13th and 14th.

The two-day festival takes place yearly to preserve Los Ranchos public open space, stimulate an interest in sustainable agriculture, and foster community spirit.

Lavender in the Village offers activities like cooking with lavender demonstrations, crafts, and the annual pet parade. The Wings of Enchantment Butterfly Farm will be in attendance along with the Albuquerque Alpacas. New to the festival in 2013, the Los Ranchos Beekeepers will be present to teach interested festival attendees about Honey Bees.

Plenty of food, music, and art will be provided. Students in the Los Ranchos district and surrounding areas were invited to showcase their talent. Students translated their genius into interpretations of lavender and other sustainable agriculture themes.