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Jamie shows off the diploma he earned from Bay Village High School in Bay Village, Ohio.

Whit’s World: The Graduate

August 25, 2015 By
Our Jamie graduated from Bay High School, Bay Village, Ohio, in June. I say “Our Jamie” because so many have helped shape our little man. Jamie, in turn, has touched all of us in ways few can accomplish with a... Read more»
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Marty and Meg Whitford (Photo: Marty Whitford)

Whit’s World: Daddy’s Li’l Girl is ‘All Growed Up’

July 10, 2015 By
Writers write. It’s what we do. Many of us also procrastinate. A prolific writer once said, “I don’t always love to write, but I always love to have written.” I can relate to that — especially when the writing task... Read more»
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How Fumigation Solved a Spider Problem

April 28, 2015 By
Imagine fielding this call: Your prospective customer is The Federal National Mortgage Association, aka Fannie Mae. The lending institution recently took ownership of a $450,000 residence overlooking two holes on a golf course at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring,... Read more»
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Whit’s World: Sins of the Father

March 26, 2015 By
Sometimes others serve as my mirror, my portal to change. My bride of 22 years does a good job letting me know when I’m falling short — when I’m thinking, saying or doing things I shouldn’t … or when I’m... Read more»
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Whit’s World: Our Mentors Live On Through Us

February 10, 2015 By
My New Year’s resolution is to remember my “life mentors” by passing on their teachings to others through my actions and words. Three days after this past Thanksgiving, our family said “See you later” to one of our greatest life... Read more»
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Converted DIYer Salutes PMPs

September 30, 2014 By
This month, publisher and editorial director, Marty Whitford, cedes his column to the newest member of the PMP’s team: Mike Joyce, senior account manager. Joyce shares three stories of pest encounters from his past, while making a solid argument against... Read more»
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Film Lesson 3: Time Travel

June 12, 2014 By
Let’s not travel back (or forward) in time in our minds. Let’s live every day as if we’ve traveled back (or forward) in time to that specific day to enjoy all of the ordinary and extraordinary moments it presents.  ... Read more»
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Harold Ramis – Film Lesson 1:

April 28, 2014 By
National Lampoon’s Animal House. Meatballs. Caddyshack. Stripes. National Lampoon’s Vacation. Ghostbusters 1 and 2. Club Paradise. Back to School. Armed and Dangerous. Groundhog Day. Multiplicity. As Good As It Gets. Analyze This. Orange County. Analyze That. Knocked Up. The above... Read more»
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The customer is king

February 27, 2014 By
The customer is king (or queen). So why not ask each customer for the keys to his (or her) kingdom? Why not ask each what you can do to win rave reviews and more referrals? Fortunately, the Pest Management Professional... Read more»
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SUPER examples rise above

March 1, 2013 By
Dec. 27, 1995. The day time stood still. The day our plans took a backseat. The day our hopes and dreams for our second born began to be rewritten. The day our lives changed forever. “You have a beautiful baby... Read more»
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