Provider’s Clearinghouse facilitates ‘social recycling’ |

Provider’s Clearinghouse facilitates ‘social recycling’

ERIN PHEILspecial to the daily
eRin pheiL

Reader-submitted question: Is there a way to put my most-used web address on my desktop, instead of opening my browser and then typing in the address? Answer:Oh absolutely, you most definitely can! It’s not hard to do, either; just keep in mind that the steps are different depending on what browser you use.For Internet Explorer: When you’re on a webpage you wish to save to your desktop, go to the top of your screen and click File, then Send, then Shortcut to Desktop. Done!For Firefox: There are two ways to do this in Firefox, but surprisingly, neither are obvious. The first option requires you to hit the “Restore Down” button (it’s that middle button at the top right of your screen – the one with the two boxes in it, to the left of the “x” button). If you don’t see the Restore Down button and the middle button shows only one square, you’re OK – you don’t need to do anything at all. Next, left-click the icon in the address bar – that’s the little graphic sitting to the left of the address of the site you’re currently on. Don’t let go of that left mouse button just yet; instead, drag that icon to your desktop and then let go. If you don’t care for that method, try this out instead: Resource of the Week: Provider’s Resource ClearinghouseThe online resource of the week is actually a website for an offline resource that few Summit County residents are aware of: the Provider’s Resource Clearinghouse (PRC).The PRC’s mission is to “meet community needs with donated goods”; through “social recycling,” the organization has diverted over 75 tons of materials away from landfills and helped thousands of low-income households, families in need, and nonprofit agencies.If you have new or used office or household furnishings or supplies that you no longer want or that you were planning to toss, please consider the PRC as a worthy option. They may not be super close to us (they’re in Aurora), but it would be wonderful to include them on your list of stops during your next trip down to Denver. Learn more at the PRC website: It would be so wonderful if we could all do our best to maintain the spirit of giving throughout the year, instead of having it fade away once the holidays season ends. Grab Bag: Five Links of the Week• – A sweet little site that lets you create and share your very own photobook using Flickr images.• – Attention all Mac users! Here’s an interactive calculator that shows you how much money you can save each year by using you machine’s Energy Saver feature.• – Wire/cord management for your computer. Simplified. (Or so they say.)• – Your powerful, personalized and private or public online calendar. Great for event management, too, as you can involve your guests and share your events via e-mail, blogs, cell phones, etc.• – An obligatory bookmark for anyone with even the slightest interest in semantics.Have a great week, and see ya next Monday, everyone.Based in Frisco, eRin pheiL is the primary creative force behind timeforcake ( She can be reached via phone at (970) 668-0709 or e-mail at

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