Summer: it’s the time of year when we head outdoors to enjoy the warm weather. This means barbeque cookouts, pool time fun, and working in the garden. On The House is your one-stop for news and information to make sure your home is ready to handle the summer months.

Exciting news! You can have the backyard of your dreams with our annual Great Backyard Giveaway. This year, one lucky winner will receive a Traeger Wood Pellet Grill, a Grip-Tite Super Socket Set, a W-H-Y Pest Trap by RESCUE and a fabulous Cal Spa! Go to to enter today!

And don’t forget to check out Rebecca Cole’s Digging, Decorating, and Design Tip of the Week. It will keep your garden flourishing all summer long. The On The House Green Tip, presented by Serious Materials, is chock full of great information that will help you save energy, save money and save the planet with easy ways to go green. Finally, be sure to stop by Karel’s Korner to get some healthy advice on how to maximize your wellbeing.

This summer is shaping up to be a hot one so make sure your home is prepared by searching for all sorts of energy efficiency tips and information. Till next month, stay safe, be cool and have lots of fun!

  Morris, James and Rebecca
  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Seizing the Energy-Saving Opportunity in your Built Environment!

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Keeping Cool

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Radio Show June Calendar

June 06
On The House kicks off the start of the Great Backyard Giveaway. This is your chance to win the backyard of your dreams with a prize package that includes a brand new grill!
June 13
On The House brings fun to home improvement with a fact-filled program this week. You have questions, the Carey Brothers & rebecca Cole have the answers so give us a call the phone lines are open.
June 20
We have tips for making your home more energy effiecient. When the temperature rises, so to does those energy prices. We'll tell you how to save energy thus saving money. Tune-in to learn what you need to do.
June 27
On The House ends the month of June with another live radio broadcast. The hosts will be taking calls about anything and everything having to do with home improvement, design and gardening. We’ll also be joined by Chef Jamie to give some ideas for your Independence Day celebrations!

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On The House kicks off the start of the Great Backyard Giveaway. Go to to register.

In The Kitchen, with Dom DeLuiseIn The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom’s best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Italian Turkey Salad — Not only for the Italians to enjoy!

Italian Artichokes — Mama Mia, you'll love these!

Death By Chocolate — Have you made a New Year's resoution to lose weight? Dom's Death By Chocolate will make you regret it!

Dom's Italian Artichokes — It's artichoke season and they are big and tasty this year. This recipe is a little different from the usual stuffed artichokes, but just as tasty. Enjoy!



Here are some of Rebecca’s best Gardening and Decorating tips to keep you busy indoors and out all month long!

How to Measure Fabric for Windows — Feel like updating your windows with some new fabric looks. Well you don’t have to go far to achieve this. Check out these simple tips on how to measure for size.

Top 10 Indoor Plants for the Home — Indoor gardening is just as fun as having an outdoor garden. In fact, indoor plants not only help clean the environment around them, but they act as a quick decorating tool.

The Essential Powder Room — One of the guilty pleasures of visiting anyone's homes is a trip to the Powder Room. To help you create the ultimate Powder Room, check out these tips.

Herb Gardens — A small herb garden is an essential part of any kitchen. Anyone can have an herb garden with just a little maintenance and care.

Keeping your Garden Healthy Throughout Summer — Keeping your garden looking good and healthy throughout the summer is an easy task if you know what to do.

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