eCurrents March 2014

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Scam Alert
Watch For IRS Tax-Related Scams

Paying Your 3 Rivers Bill Is Easy!

Go Pinterest-ing!
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

This Month's FAQ
What Does "404 Page Not Found" Mean?

Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In March

Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

Short Tutorial
How To Print Only A Section Of A Webpage

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Welcome to eCurrents

Cool Pic Download Graphics to View It's time to march into spring and this March issue gives you plenty of ideas to explore as you move through the month. Since we don't want scammers to take you on a detour, we include a warning about tax-related scams and share valuable tips to help keep your identity safe. You'll also find helpful tips about the "404 Page Not Found" message and how to save on your printing costs.

Just for fun, check out the Pinterest pins, videos, and websites we've selected for you. They feature lots of fresh ideas for your spring activities, whether it's cooking something new, sprucing up your home, or planning your vegetable garden.

The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.

To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!

- The eCurrents Team
 

 

Scam Alert – Watch For IRS Tax-Related Scams

 

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Paying Your 3 Rivers Bill Is Easy!

 

Pay by cash, check, money order, debit or credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard) via mail, phone, online or in person at one of our local business offices or select banks.

Set Up Monthly Auto Pay
Set up automatic monthly payments and never worry about missing a payment. You can set up recurring payments from your checking account, savings account or credit card.

Online
Log into 3 Rivers' eBill site. If you have not yet set up a login, you may set one up from this page. You will need a copy of your last 3 Rivers billing statement to set up eBill. Once logged in, click on Maintain Services > Recurring Payment links and complete the online form. Auto Payments will be made on or near the 10th of each month.

Secure Payments System – Pay by Phone
Call our NEW secure payment number at 467-4010 or 1-888-817-3890 and follow the prompts. Be sure to have a copy of your bill, along with your credit card or checking/savings account information handy when you call.

Please have a copy of your bill and your credit card or checking/savings account information available.

Details available at www.3rivers.net/pay-your-bill.

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Try Yummy Tomato Butternut Squash Soup
 
Sliding Barn Door Adds Cool Country Touch
 
This Baby Giraffe Is Too Cute For Words

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.

 

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This Month's FAQ – What Does "404 Page Not Found" Mean?

 

Question: Sometimes when I try to visit a website, I get a message that says something like, "404 Page Not Found." What does this mean and what should I do next?

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Answer: This error message means the page corresponding to the URL you entered cannot be found on the site's server. It's possible the page no longer exists or that there is an error in the URL you entered. To rule out the second possibility, check the URL carefully to ensure you didn't mistype. If it seems accurate, try these steps:
  1. Click the reload button in your browser.

  2. Try removing one level of the URL at a time. For example, if you typed in "http://www.abc.com/x/y/z," remove "/z." If you still see nothing, or an error message, remove "/y," and so on. If you finally get to the home page (e.g. "http://www.abc.com"), try browsing or doing a search for the information you're looking for.

  3. Test the URL at the site downforeveryoneorjustme.com. This site will tell you if just you are unable to access the page or if it's a problem with the site itself.

 

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In March

 

Antiques Roadshow Sweepstakes
pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow – If you're a fan of Antiques Roadshow, enter the "Golden Ticket" Sweepstakes now for a chance to win a 3-day, 2-night trip for two to Chicago and experience an exclusive VIP day during Roadshow's 2014 Tour. This site also offers resources to value your treasures.
Score Big With Party Recipes
allrecipes.com – You'll find "slam dunk" party food here to keep the gang happy while watching the games. Big winners include Boilermaker Tailgate Chili, Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips, Grilled Bacon and Jalapeno Wraps, and Antipasto Squares.
Green Means Go ... Enjoy Ireland!
travel.nationalgeographic.com – Given St. Patrick's Day, March is the month when many people's thoughts turn to Ireland. Leave it to National Geographic to capture this country's most beautiful scenery. If you can't get there in person, this site's stunning photos are the next best thing.
Get Tips For Spring Planting
garden.org – It's the time of year to start planning your garden and this site has plenty of resources to help you successfully grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs. You'll be able to harvest plenty of expert advice from the Plant Finder, How-To Videos, Food Garden Guide, and much more.

 

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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Coca-Cola Happiness Machine
Watch the fun reactions on the faces of people when they're surprised by a special Coke machine at a bus stop in Sweden. The machine displayed large images of summer scenes during the dead of winter.
  Tips For Growing Giant Tomatoes
The Three-Minute Gardener, Marvin Meisner, shares his tips for how to grow giant tomatoes. He takes you through the steps of choosing the right tomato variety, preparing the soil, watering, pruning, and plant support.

 

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Short Tutorial – How To Print Only A Section Of A Webpage

 

To save on paper and ink, you may sometimes want to print just a portion of a webpage rather than the whole thing including the ads, comments, etc. After all, what's the point of printing extra pages that just end up in the trash?

Download Graphics to View Picture Here's how to print only a portion of a webpage:
  1. Highlight the portion that you want to print by left-clicking at the beginning of the text and dragging your mouse until the end of the text.

  2. Once this is highlighted, click your cursor arrow on "File" from the menu bar.

  3. Click on "Print" from the resulting drop-down menu.
Many webpages feature icons with options such as Print, Email, and Share. If this is the case, click on their Print icon and an advertisement-free version of the article will appear, ready to print.

 

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Your eCurrents Team
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