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Metro-East News

You’ve got a new place to get married — or to do Zumba

Kathy and Randy Malawy of Edwardsville, IL, have opened the Studio, an event space in Nashville, IL, in southern Illinois near St. Louis, Mo. Flower shop Bountiful Blossoms recently moved to a new location in Waterloo, IL; the Shoe Dept. Encore at St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights, IL has a bigger space, and cataract surgery services are being offered at the Belleville, IL Surgical Center.

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He’ll fill prescriptions for you and your dog

Gary Ceretto opened Ceretto’s Maryville Pharmacy in 1976 in Maryville, IL, just down the road from Anderson Hospital in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Today, he’s a compounding pharmacist who can customize medications, and Ceretto’s is one of the few independent drug stores left in the metro-east.

Answer Man

Why do your clothes shrink in the dryer?

There’s a scientific reason to why your clothes shrink in the dryer. Your T-shirt is cloth woven together from threads which themselves have been made from cotton fibers. These fibers are actually long molecular chains linked end-to-end by hydrogen bonds. As these fibers are spun into thread and the thread into cloth, the fibers get pulled, stretched and twisted. Putting the cotton T-shirt into hot, agitated water and then a hot dryer relieves the stress on the hydrogen bonds so those molecular chains return to their original size. As a result, the fibers, threads and cloth get smaller.

Videos

Why you should take care of your mental health

A.J. French, founder of Gift of Voice, talks about the importance of maintaining positive mental health. She will offer free mental health classes at Eden Church in Edwardsville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Mary Cooley mcooley@bnd.com
Why you should take care of your mental health 1:39

Why you should take care of your mental health

Mexican restaurant owner uses grandma's mole recipe 2:12

Mexican restaurant owner uses grandma's mole recipe

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Ever wonder why we make New Year's resolutions?

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Tires 101: Be prepared for winter weather