Oktoberfest Sat at 9:45 am, Chicken Dance Around the Square returns with dancers wiggling their ‘tail feathers’ in chain of dancers around the Marktplatz.www.oktoberfestinfbg.com.
Holes in drywall, plaster and wood caused by nails or furnishings? Rub applicator across the hole until it is filled. Try Erase-A-Hole! Shelf life of 3 years! http://www.erase-a-hole.com.
By Tony Stevenson/SWBC Mortgage
The Dow completed its worst weekly decline in nearly three years. But, not all was lost on Friday as the Dow did rise 37.64 points, or 0.4% and ended at 10771.48. This was the sixth largest weekly drop in its 15 year history. Fears of a possible Greek default and the U.S. economy dipping back into another recession pushed the Dow to its decline. However, stocks did edge slightly higher last Friday as a pledge from global officials to maintain financial stability alleviated some investor anxiety. So, let’s put blame where it belongs as Japanese Finance Minister said last week, “Concerns about Europe’s growing fiscal debt problems…are the largest causes of global financial insecurity.” And what happens over there , doesn’t stay over there. As I have said before, we live in a global market. Not all of the world’s economic woes are the fault of the U.S.
Fredericksburg Music Club piano concert this Sunday featuring pianist Di Wu, 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist,sponsored by the Fredericksburg Music Club. 3:00 p.m. at Fbg United Methodist Church http://www.fredericksburgmusicclub.com.
Gourmet Chili Pepper & Salsa Festival Fri 3:00-10:00;Sat 10am-11pm@ Wildseed Farms’ Chef demonstrations, specialty food booths, salsa sampling, great live music-Rotel & The Hot Tomatoes. $10 adults, $5 children under 12. 830-997-8515 http://www.wildseedfarms.com or http://www.tex-fest.com.
By Tony Stevenson, SWBC Mortgage
New Texas homestead exemption laws are now in effect. The news rules affect those whose circumstances have changed: First-time home buyers, those who have moved, or those who have become eligible for a different type of homestead exemption, such as turning 65 or becoming disabled. Applicants for new or different exemptions ,must provide a copy of their Texas driver’s license or state issued identification cars or a copy of their vehicle registration receipt. The addresses on those documents must match the home on which the exemption is being sought. Those with existing homestead exemptions will see their tax discounts renewed automatically. All this in Sunday’s S.A. Express News.
By Tony Stevenson/SWBC Mortgage
The DOW plunged this past Saturday as investors took notice of Europe’s financial failings and fears that the U.S. may still be in for another recession. Greece remains in danger of defaulting after a crucial bailout just 16 months ago. I heard one economist say that Europe is ruining the day, “like a snowball rolling down hill and holding the U.S. captive”. Fear overcomes greed. “Markets always vacillate between fear and greed, and today we’re coming down pretty much on the side of fear, said Kim Forrest, equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group. The DOW has been down six of the past seven weeks ending this past Friday at 10992.13. Still, U.S. wholesalers stockpiled inventories in July even though sales were flat. Regarding the Trade Deficit, a record level of exports and a drop in oil prices narrowed the U.S. trade deficit in July to its lowest level in three months-which to me is a good thing. Ben Bernanke spoke about how the FED has the tools to help correct the economy but, he did not elaborate.
PARENTING WITH LOVE & LOGIC:Good for parents, grandparents or any child caregivers. Receive practical, easy-to-use techniques that work! Wed, 6:00-8:00pm
Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19;FHS Rm #235 Instructor: Carolyn Lester $60
COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS using Windows 7. Beginners class will introduce
you to the personal computer (PC), its capabilities and terminology.Class moves at a comfortable pace. Sept 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28;1:00-3:30pm;FES Rm #511
Jim Korman $99(includes textbook)
HISTORIC TAX CREDIT CLASS! Class will cover; identifying properties eligible for
historic tax credits, federal tax credit program/how it works, filling out the application Phase 1, 2,3,&recent historic property renovation projects. Initial investments in historical property renovation projects a& the net return in income & tax savings.Wed, Sept 216:30-8:30pm
FHS Room #236 Instructor: Daphne Krick