Architecture

Architect to study proposals for Elementary School

The South Butler school board has authorized the architectural firm of Burt Hill Kosar Rittleman and Associates to explore two plans for repair and possible renovation of the closed Winfield Elementary School. The 60-year-old school has been closed since August when structural problems in the roof were discovered during routine patching work. Under... 

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Moving

There’s easy way to make a move

Moving by the numbers: 43-million Americans move each year. 21-million Americans move between May and September. 10.8-million American children under 18 move each year. 12 Average number of times people move, or about once every seven years. 17% – Percentage of U.S. population who move each year. 45% – are corporate relocations. 45% –... 

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Moving

With the right mover, changing your venue won’t be a nightmare

It’s a moving experience, getting your belongings from one house to another. You pray the process goes smoothly and nothing moves you to tears. Hiring the right company to transport household goods is a key element in making all those moves as worry-free as possible. The wrong choice could cost you money, damaged goods and peace of mind.... 

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Cars, Travel

Iberian Car Rental Tips

Renting a car in Spain and Portugal is a great way to see the countryside, but some tips are in order. Most guide books recommend taking collision damage waiver coverage, even if one’s employer or credit card company normally insures against accidents. This is because local authorities will reportedly hassle, or even retain accident participants... 

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Cleaning

Carpet cleaning tips

Mr. Pigeon’s efforts to find the best method to clean carpets and to find a reputable company to do the work led him down a path strewn with information both helpful and inconclusive. Sherri Gahring, University of Minnesota extension specialist in textiles and clothing, sent a guide from a trade group, the Association of Specialists in Cleaning... 

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Houses, Interiors, Style

Latest trends in wood flooring

Hardwood’s durability and timeless design make it a desirable choice in many homes. Bonnie Holmes, executive secretary for the National Wood Flooring Association says the cost of hardwood flooring translates to the perception of quality as well as higher resale values for homes. The Hardwood Council offers architects and builders a series of brochures... 

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Design

Vital signs

In the 1980s the cowboy signwriters peppered the retail landscape with quick and cheap vinyl solutions. Now the “designer sign” is fighting back. You either love ’em or hate ’em: vinyl signs for shops. They are either the key that has opened up a new world for retailers – or they’re the beginning of the end. And... 

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Health

Building a better sandwich: Add variety

Does the mention of a sandwich conjure up images of bologna and mustard on white bread? It may be the mainstay of brown-bag lunches, but packable sandwiches needn’t be boring or a nutritional disaster. Try these ideas: Breads: Enriched and whole-grain breads are low in fat, while providing energy, vitamins and iron. For extra dietary fiber,... 

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