Together With You

Together With You

REC’s mission in economic development is simple — to align with the local community’s vision for their future.

‘I Became a Lineman to Help People’

‘I Became a Lineman to Help People’

REC Crew Helps Bring Power to Village in Guatemala They’ve traversed the marshy tidewaters and the rocky heights of the Blue Ridge Mountains here in Virginia. They’ve restored power in the blazing heat under a blanket of humidity and in the freezing cold with heavy...

Caring for Our Communities

Caring for Our Communities

REC, Members Partner to Make a Difference More than 32,000 REC members round up their electric bill each month, donate a set amount or make a onetime donation. Their generosity results...

REC Plans for the Future While Putting Members First

REC Plans for the Future While Putting Members First

Strategic vision shines light on Cooperative’s commitment to excellence. Putting Members First You’ve probably seen the stories: Utilities nationwide face pressure to improve the grid in preparation for an onslaught of electric-vehicle charging. At the same time, they...

Safeguard Your Home for Winter

Safeguard Your Home for Winter

Ensure carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are working properly. If your detectors are battery-operated, replace the batteries annually. Test the detectors once a month and give them a good dusting to ensure the sensors are clear of dirt and debris. Inspect electrical...

Energy Efficiency: Kitchen Tips

Energy Efficiency: Kitchen Tips

The holiday season is upon us, and that means we’ll be using more energy in the kitchen! When possible, cook with smaller countertop appliances instead of the stovetop or oven. Smaller appliances such as slow cookers, air fryers and Instant Pots consume less energy....

Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Choptank co-op directors meet MLB legend May 2024 by Gregg MacDonald, Staff Writer It all began with a plan. Three Choptank Electric Cooperative board directors, and one director’s wife, were going to meet baseball legend Cal Ripken. “We are all big Orioles fans who...

Smoothies

Smoothies

May 2024 Mixed Berry-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Banana and Granola recipe courtesy of Family Features/Safeway and Albertsons Ingredients: 1 banana ½ package (6 oz.) blackberries ½ lime 2 cups frozen mixed berries 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 4 fluid oz. whole milk ⅛ cup...

From Mercantile to Mac and Cheese

From Mercantile to Mac and Cheese

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That Gut Feeling

That Gut Feeling

Why intestinal health is so important May 2024 by Vanessa LaFaso Stolarski, Contributing Columnist “I feel it in my gut.” “My gut is telling me this is bad.” “My gut instinct is to stay the course.” Euphemisms like these have been echoed for decades, yet most of us...

Mud About You

Mud About You

Even if you’re facing the holidays without beloved members of your family, there’s still lots to do for the holiday hustle.