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The Gift of Rocks

by Kim Kilpatrick January 20, 2014 11:38 AM
A few years ago, my aunt and uncle bought 2 acres where they built their new home. In the process, they discovered their property contained almost more rocks that soil. They battled rocks as they landscaped their yard and created their vegetable garden. They came to despise rocks.

However, Charlotte Tackett, manager of Sentinel Self Storage in Dover, Delaware, is just the opposite. She loves rocks. In fact, she’s downright sentimental about them. [More]

Secure Self Storage Fixes Up Their Ithaca Facility

by Holly Robinson July 31, 2013 8:31 PM
Remember the zany comedienne Phyllis Diller? Long skinny nose and rather homely? Homely that is until she underwent 15 facelifts and different procedures to change her looks.

At the time, actors and actresses were very hush hush about having a face lift. But not Phyllis. Many of the jokes in her comedy routine focused first around her looks and then her plastic surgeries. She was even known for going to parties with stitches in her face and a pair of glasses taped to her forehead so they wouldn’t put weight on her fragile new nose. [More]

Reybold Self Storage Upgrades Its Software System

by Holly Robinson December 26, 2012 10:01 AM
In 1936, Alan Turing developed the “Turing machine” -- what is now considered the first electronic digital computer. Virtually, anyone today who uses a keyboard, a word processing program, or a host of other software applications is using a computer that can trace its lineage back to the Turing machine. [More]

DE Self Storage Facility May Branch Out Into Green Roofs and Wind Power

by John Stevens September 1, 2010 8:04 AM
Delaware’s Secure Self Storage has announced that its Rehoboth Beach facility is now running entirely on solar power. The Delaware facility stopped using the local electric utility on July 7. Making a further commitment to relying on renewable energy sources, Secure Self Storage is also considering installing turbines to generate wind power at that site and at its Coney Island, New York facility. In addition, Secure is looking at the possibility of an ecofriendly green roof -- a roof that is entirely or partially covered with vegetation -- for its facilities. [More]