News from the maids A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Jun 09, 2015, 10:02 ET
New survey probes factors which influence well-being, including leisure activity.

TV, OR BUBBLE BATH? New Survey Probes Factors which Influence Well-Being

 Preliminary results in an annual survey currently underway may reveal a potential solution to consumers' poor sense of well-being:  turn...

May 18, 2015, 09:00 ET

Women Rate Their Well-Being At "C+"

 National house cleaning service Maid Brigade launches its fifth annual consumer survey to better understand how consumers define well-being...

May 12, 2015, 18:51 ET
TWO MAIDS & A MOP, a residential house cleaning company that provides cleaning franchise opportunities across the country, is pleased to announce that it has been named a Stevie Award finalist in the Company of the Year - Diversified Services category for The 2015 American Business Awards. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., TWO MAIDS & A MOP currently serves 18 markets across eight U.S. states and one U.S. district. In 2013, the company was recognized by Inc. Magazine...

TWO MAIDS & A MOP™ Named As Finalist In 2015 American Business Awards

TWO MAIDS & A MOP, a residential house cleaning company that provides cleaning franchise opportunities across the country, is pleased to...

Apr 27, 2015, 07:17 ET
"Paddington" is the final of three free books offered in Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read series in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. People can enter to win every day. 200 winners are randomly chosen daily and 10 winners will receive a sweepstakes prize package of HarperCollins Story Time Library sets. Details at www.sunmaidoffer.com

"Paddington" Free Book Offer Starts Today

 Paddington, by Michael Bond with illustrations by R.W. Alley is the final picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n' Read" series...

Apr 14, 2015, 10:17 ET
The Maid of the Mist dry dock facility in Niagara Falls, N.Y., is the off season home to Maid of the Mist VI and Maid of the Mist VII. The New York State Court of Appeals refused to hear challenges to lower court decisions dismissing a lawsuit filed by Hornblower, which challenged the Maid of the Mist's right to construct the facility.

New York's highest court rules in favor of Maid of the Mist

The New York State Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, has finalized rulings in favor of the Maid of the Mist and against Hornblower...

Apr 06, 2015, 09:54 ET
The Grouchy Ladybug is the second of three free hardcover books offered in Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read series in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. People can enter to win every day. 200 winners are randomly chosen daily and 10 winners will receive a sweepstakes prize package of HarperCollins Story Time Library sets. Details at www.sunmaidoffer.com

"The Grouchy Ladybug" Free Hardcover Book Offer Starts Today

The Grouchy Ladybug, by Eric Carle is the second picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n' Read" series with HarperCollins Publishers....

Mar 16, 2015, 14:19 ET
Goodnight Moon is the first of three free books offered in Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read promotion in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. People can enter to win every day. 200 winners are randomly chosen daily and 10 winners will receive a sweepstakes prize package of HarperCollins Story Time Library sets. Details at www.sunmaidoffer.com

Sun-Maid And HarperCollins Free Book Offer Starts Today

Sun-Maid and HarperCollins Publishers kick off "Snack 'n' Read" where 200 daily winners through May 23rd will receive one of three best-selling...

Oct 03, 2014, 06:57 ET
Look for in-store graphics on display in retail throughout the US promoting the purchase of Sun-Maid Raisins and Chiquita Banana Bread Mix! sweeter-together.com. (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid Growers of California)

Sun-Maid® Raisins and Chiquita™ Banana Bread Mix launch "Sweeter-Together" campaign for the Holidays

Some foods are made to be paired together. The fusion of flavors that results when you mix Sun-Maid® Raisins and Chiquita™ Banana Bread...

Jun 25, 2014, 11:05 ET
Merry Maids logo. (PRNewsFoto/Merry Maids)

School's Out, and Kid-Made Messes are In: Merry Maids Helps Moms Take Mess Out of Summer Vacation

From melting ice pops and wet towels, to sandy shoes and glittery art projects, the cleaning chores pile up during summer vacation, and moms pull...

Jun 18, 2014, 14:07 ET
Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read book offer and sweepstakes features  "The Mixed Up Chameleon"  by HarperCollins Publishing, now through July 14th. (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid)

"Mixed Up Chameleon" Hardcover Book Now Available As Sun-Maid Snack 'n' Read Sweepstakes Continues

 The Mixed-Up Chameleon, by Eric Carle is the third and final picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n' Read" series with...

May 20, 2014, 07:07 ET
Three different hardcover books are being offered as part of the Sun-Maid Snack 'n' Read Book Offer and Sweepstakes. Details are at www.sunmaidoffer.com. (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid)

"Pete the Cat" Hardcover Book Offer Starts Today

 Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, by Kimberly and James Dean is the second picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n' Read"...

Apr 22, 2014, 10:07 ET
Three different full-size, hardcover picture books will be offered in Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read book offer and sweepstakes, beginning with "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." A new book title, published by Harper-Collins, will be available every four weeks.  (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid )

Sun-Maid Kicks Off "Snack 'n' Read" Promotion With HarperCollins Picture Book Offer And Sweepstakes

 Sun-Maid Growers of California is partnering with HarperCollins Publishers to promote early childhood reading with a healthy twist –...

Mar 26, 2014, 12:50 ET

Molly Maid Survey Reveals Majority of Homeowners Won't Spring Clean

It's officially spring, and while conventional wisdom suggests most Americans will spring clean their homes, that's just not true. Molly Maid, who...

Mar 11, 2014, 08:09 ET

Freshen your Closet this Spring with tips from The Maids

Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start, and one of the best places to begin is with your clothes closets. Admit it: There are...

Jan 28, 2014, 14:20 ET
The Maid of the Mist unveils new ad campaign linking America's monuments to iconic Niagara Falls tourist attraction.  (PRNewsFoto/The Maid of the Mist)

President Lincoln Spotted in Iconic Blue Poncho

 Iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and The Lincoln Memorial have taken on a new look as part of a brand campaign...

Dec 03, 2013, 08:09 ET

Win free housecleaning from The Maids and make 2014 a "Happy You Year"

 One lucky winner will say goodbye to scrubbing toilets, mopping floors and other household chores for up to a year, and 20 others will win a...

Nov 14, 2013, 09:00 ET

Bring Back Brunch this Holiday Season

Sun-Maid® conducts national survey, finds Canadian families that eat brunch will consider a festive brunch as a fresh take on a traditional...

Oct 14, 2013, 10:17 ET

Molly Maid Sends Teddy Bears to Children Affected by Domestic Violence

 Molly Maid, the nation's largest residential cleaning company, is giving people the chance to make a difference in the lives of children...

Sep 16, 2013, 11:26 ET

Take a Bite out of Thanksgiving! 'Good Gobbles' Meatball Recipe Contest

 Let's face it: when cooking for a holiday crowd, we all need a few shortcuts, right? Frozen meatballs can slash hors d'oeuvres prep time in...

Aug 06, 2013, 13:49 ET

Molly Maid Launches End-of-the-Summer Party Facebook Sweepstakes

 Summer's heading into the final stretch, but Molly Maid wants to help a few lucky fans gear up for one more party in the sun. Molly Maid, the...