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    Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is open for in-person browsing – The Monroe Sun - October 23, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    MONROE, CT Nina Bartlomiejczyk walked into the breezeway inside Edith Wheeler Memorial Librarys main entrance Tuesday afternoon, and rang a doorbell to gain entry into the building.

    Director LornaRhyins made sure Bartlomiejczyk was wearing a mask. Then Bartlomiejczyk rubbed her hands together with hand sanitizer, as Rhyins turned on the automatic glass double-doors.

    After months of being limited to curbside service and remote programming amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the libraryopened its doors to the public for walk-in browsing on Oct. 13.

    The library has been adding hours and services incrementally since it first closed its doors in March, Rhyins said. Instead of moving ahead with a splash, we are continually finding new ways to make services available safely to our patrons.

    While making these decisions, Rhyins has been working closely with First Selectman Ken Kelloggs office and Health Director Nancy Brault.

    Rhyins said the computer station is open by appointment with 45 minute time slots and library staff cleans the workspaces whenever a computer has been used.Patrons can use the nearby copier machine too, though they must bring their own change or dollars. Copies can also be made remotely for people to pick up.

    Library computers can be accessed by making an appointment on the towns online calendar.

    Safety measures are in place throughout Edith Wheeler Memorial Library to protect the health of patrons and staff.

    Rhyins said a scanner will soon be setup by the computers for visitors to use.

    Hours are still limited, but have recently been expanded to include Saturday mornings, according to Rhyins.

    The library is open for walk-in browsing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

    Curbside Service, Best Sellers

    Edith Wheeler Memorial Library Director Lorna Rhyins shows off the best selling book collection outside the front entrance.

    In addition to opening the building, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is continuing both itsLibrary-to-Go curbside service and bestseller patio browsing for those who prefer to access their library materials remotely.

    Shelves of best selling books outside the library entrance may be checked out by patrons using their library cards. Cards inside each book are filled out, then dropped into a box.

    Well check them out later, Rhyins said of adding the transactions into the librarys computer system. While scanning the shelves, she added, this is a good selection and we have puzzles.

    Puzzles can be borrowed on an honors system and one shelf has materials for crafts-to-go.The library also offers wifi outside with 24/7 access, so people can use their electronics in their cars in the parking lot.

    EWMLs online services have been active since the pandemic began.

    We invested in extra downloadable books this year, so that collection is larger and more accessible than in the past, Rhyins said.

    EWML programs, which have operated successfully via Zoom since March will stay in an online format for the time being. Rhyinssaid a Connecticut Humanities grant has allowed the library to continue its robust programming.

    One program, United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context, is an eight-session series presented by Arthur Gottlieb on Zoom. Rhyins said the series, which is co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society,is meant to appeal to older men.

    Health precautions

    Edith Wheeler Memorial Librarys staff work behind acrylic dividers as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

    New rules are in place to ensure the safety of patrons and staff. Masks are required, the building has undergone a thorough cleaning, and high-touch surfaces are being wiped down on a regular basis.

    The entrance to the childrens library at the buildings lower level has the same setupas the main entrance does, with a doorbell and hand sanitizer dispensers.

    Inside, the childrens library may not be accessed from the stairs on the upper level to avoid people walking by each other. AndRhyins said use of the elevator is limited to those with disabilities, because it is an enclosed space.

    Social distance markers are on the library carpet, along with directional arrows, and acrylic dividers were installed on desks and countertops, in accordance with the governors guidelines.

    Markers inside the library promote social distancing.

    Chairs have been removed and common spaces have been shutdown because extended visits to meet, work or study are not yet allowed. This means the librarys meeting rooms, makerspace, and caf remain closed. On the childrens level, toys have been stored away to prevent the spread of germs.

    Rhyins said returns are quarantined for a few days, before going back into circulation.

    Reuniting with patrons

    Rhyins said she and her staff members are happy to have patrons walking through their doors again after having been remote since March.

    Its been really sad not seeing all of our patrons, so its gratifying to be able to see peoples faces again, say hello and see how theyre doing, she said.

    Bartlomiejczyk, of Monroe, aSouthern Connecticut State University studentpursuing a Masters of Science degree in library and information science, was doing research for a paper online when she stumbled upon the news of Edith Wheeler Memorial Librarys reopening.

    Ive been waiting. Im very excited to be back in the library, she said. I understand why they dont have seating. I used to enjoy being able to sit and have coffee while doing my homework, but Im just glad that it reopened.

    Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is located at 733 Monroe Turnpike.

    Lorraine Riedel, president of Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, was among the steady stream of foot-traffic at the library Tuesday.

    I was so excited to be able to come in again and see the books and all the lovely librarians, she said with a smile.

    For the most recent updates at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, visit its website.

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    New cafe coming to former Arby’s | Business | – Greater Milwaukee Today - October 23, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    OCONOMOWOC After a few months of vacancy, the former Arbys building at 662 E. Wisconsin Ave. is set to have a new occupant starting in December.

    Oconomowoc City Planner Jason Gallo said the new business will be called Lake House Cafe.

    Gallo said the cafe will be a family restaurant and the owner plans on painting the interior and exterior, replacing the carpet and the sign out front.

    Daniel Gutierrez, son of owner Gustavo Gutierrez, said the family owns the Mukwonago Family Restaurant as well, but that Gustavo wanted to open a new business while the Mukwonago Family Restaurant undergoes repairs due to an electrical fire.

    We owned that restaurant in Mukwonago for about two years ... but the repair is taking too long and my dad wanted to get something going right away, Gutierrez said. We found this location in Oconomowoc and it seemed like a really nice area so we got it.

    Gutierrez said Lake House Cafe will mainly serve American food including burgers, omelettes and other breakfast foods.

    Furthermore, Gutierrez said the restaurant will make use of the drive thru window for patrons who dont want to come inside.

    Our drive thru will be open in the morning and afternoon and then we will close our dining room in the evening to have dinner served through the drive thru, Daniel said.

    In addition, new greenery will be added to replace old bushes and a new patio will be installed.

    Daniel said the construction on the patio will begin in the spring.

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    On the Market: Weston colonial offers beauty in every season – Westport News - October 23, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Published 10:38am EDT, Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    The gray colonial house at 9 Little Fox Lane in Lower Weston sits on a 2.03-acre level, sloping, wooded and attractively landscaped property.

    The gray colonial house at 9 Little Fox Lane in Lower Weston sits on a 2.03-acre level, sloping, wooded and attractively landscaped property.

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    The gray colonial house at 9 Little Fox Lane in Lower Weston sits on a 2.03-acre level, sloping, wooded and attractively landscaped property.

    The gray colonial house at 9 Little Fox Lane in Lower Weston sits on a 2.03-acre level, sloping, wooded and attractively landscaped property.

    On the Market: Weston colonial offers beauty in every season

    WESTON The owners of the gray colonial house at 9 Little Fox Lane, in Lower Weston, have appreciated the beauty of their natural surroundings in every season, but never more than this time of year when summer leaves of green transform into fall foliage ablaze in various shades of red, orange and yellow.

    They have also appreciated the convenience of their homes location, only two minutes from the public library, town offices and award-winning public schools in Weston center and about 10 minutes from neighboring Westport. Yet they experience the peaceful feel of being far away in the country somewhere surrounded by majestic trees and dappled greenery everywhere ... There is much beauty in every season of the year.

    This property of just over two acres is adorned in attractive professional landscaping, including garden paths, specimen trees, manicured shrubbery, stone walls and English gardens.

    We did extensive stone work and landscaping over the years, one owner said. The gardens are very well cared for and some have suggested to the owners that those gardens are magazine publication-worthy. Even the shed is enchanting, they said.

    The visual beauty of the property, which is visible from every window in every part of the house, is enhanced by the serenade from songbirds.

    The owners have the added benefit of proximity to the Lucius Pond Ordway Devils Den Nature Preserve and its miles of hiking trails. At 1,756 acres, it is the Nature Conservancys largest preserve in Connecticut. Sadly, Devils Den remains closed for the time being but when it re-opens it will provide this homes next family with untold hours of hiking, bird watching, and nature appreciation. This 10-room house is also within walking distance of the municipal Bisceglie Park.

    The house was built in 1961 and has been meticulously maintained over the years.

    We have had, by and large, the same service providers over 25 years (for fuel delivery, landscaping, tree maintenance and snow plowing), one owner said.

    The owners made many improvements through the years.

    Since moving in, we completely redid the sun room so that you have the feeling of being in an outdoor patio, one said.

    They also replaced the floors in the family room, sun room and kitchen; added a special electrical line for charging a battery-operated car and added central air conditioning upstairs. They also installed built-ins in the dining room, kitchen, family room and office. All top quality, according to the owners.

    There is much charm to this 2,663-square-foot house with no cookie cutter layout, according to the owners.

    Several rooms have exposed posts and beams and wide-plank hardwood flooring. In the formal living and family rooms there are wood-burning fireplaces. French doors separate the living room from the music room, which has a built-in window seat. It could also serve as a sitting room or office. The formal dining room is separated from the sun room by French doors. The openness of the rooms allows for large family gatherings in an intimate environment.

    STYLE: Colonial

    ADDRESS: 9 Little Fox Lane, Weston

    PRICE: $650,000

    ROOMS: 10

    FEATURES: 2.03-acre level, sloping, and wooded property, patio, garden paths, professional landscaping, sprinkler system, specimen trees, English gardens, exterior lighting, heated porch, special electrical line for charging battery-operated car, propane-fired backup generator; only two minutes to Weston Center, town library, public schools; proximity to Devils Den Nature Preserve and Bisceglie Park; close to the Cannondale and Wilton train stations, seven minutes to Georgetown and Merritt Parkway, pre-wired for cable, two fireplaces, skylights, Westport beach rights, central air conditioning, zoned oil heat, attic, attic fan, unfinished lower level, attached two-car garage with a spare refrigerator, tool shed, circular driveway, stone walls, private well, septic system, four bedrooms, two full and one half baths

    SCHOOLS: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High

    ASSESSMENT: $362,410

    MILL RATE: 28.91 mills

    TAXES: $11,731

    We can accommodate our extended family of 21 in a combined area that seems like everyone is around the table together, one owner said.

    In the sizable kitchen there is a two-tiered, L-shaped peninsular counter; ceramic tile floor, breakfast room, high-end appliances, skylights and a door to the backyard. The breakfast room has space for a long farmhouse table for everyday as well as informal gatherings, the listing agent said.

    On the second floor, there are five bedrooms, all with wall-to-wall, wool carpeting. All bedrooms have hardwood floors under the carpet. The master suite has a sitting area, walk-in closet and recently renovated marble bath with a radiant heated floor, show and stylish vanity.

    Throughout the house there are many wonderful options to work from home, the agent said.

    For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Susan C. Leone of Higgins Group Bedford Square at 203-209-2075 or

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    Tesla earnings Q3 2020: Another profit + record revenue – - October 23, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Tesla just reported third-quarter results including net income of 331 million dollars (GAAP) on revenue of $8.77 billion, meaning Tesla again broke its own records or simply continues to grow.

    Strong delivery and production figures issued earlier in September had indicated as much, and Tesla confirms that they achieved the results mainly through substantial growth in vehicle deliveries. They also claim to be on track to make their target of delivering half a million vehicles this year.

    But down to the numbers first. This Q3, the total revenue grew 39% YoY. With GAAP at 331 million dollars, Tesla also reports its fifth consecutive quarter of net profit. This was at $327 million in Q2. Like last quarter, Tesla also claims to have raised the cash and cash equivalents. this time by $5.9B in Q3 to $14.5B, driven by a recent capital raise of $5.0B.

    During the earnings call, the company said both profit, as well as revenue, was down to the vehicle deliveries as mentioned above.Automotive revenue comprised $7.6 billion, about 91% of the total for the quarter. Tesla also made $397 million in carbon trading during the quarter nearly doubling the amount it made from these credits year-over-year, and we leave it to you to cue into the profit here.

    At the same time, the delivery figures for Q3 were at a record-high for the company that delivered 139,300 electric vehicles in the period July throughout December this year. Aggregating the quarterly figures, they produced 329,980 electric vehicles and delivered a total of 318,350 Teslas in 2020.

    Investors were still eager to hear whether Tesla was on track to hit the target of half a million cars delivered at years end. Announced pre-Covid, Tesla has not taken the target off its back but will need another record quarter to close 2020 with 181,650 more vehicles. Today they said:

    We have the capacity installed to produce and deliver 500,000 vehicles this year. While achieving this goal has become more difficult, delivering half a million vehicles in 2020 remains our target. Achieving this target depends primarily on quarter-over-quarter increases in Model Y and Shanghai production, as well as further improvements in logistics and delivery efficiency at higher volume levels.

    When looking at the Model 3 and Y, these make for 128,044 units (up 60%) out of the total production of 145,036 (up 50% YoY, +76% QoQ). This is also down to Tesla having recently increased capacity of Model 3 / Model Y to 500,000 units a year in Fremont as they said.

    For the Model S and X, the operational summary also showed a 169% increase in premium production QoQ, another indication of much more efficient manufacturing. Year-on-Year, the output has risen by 4 per cent to 16,992 units.

    The concentration on making more volume models showed in the vehicle average selling price (ASP) too, which had declined slightly compared to the same period last year as our product mix continues to shift from Model S and Model X to the more affordable Model 3 and Model Y, the company states. More so, Tesla has lowered the price of its cars repeatedly in the last few months.

    Tesla also brought down the inventory, that is how long it takes for a delivery to 14 days, that is a reduction of 22% YoY.

    At the same time, the operating income, that measures the amount of profit realized from business operations after deducting operation expenses such as wages, depreciation and cost of goods sold (COGS), was looking up at Tesla. The company claims they reached a record level of operating income in Q3, that is $809M, resulting in a 9.2% operating margin (the profit a company makes on a dollar of sales before taxes). Again this was due to the high output and also advances in the efficiency.

    It had already become clear in the delivery and production figures, that the Californian carmaker had reversed the Corona-related decline and instead achieved strong growth once again, esp. as Giga Shanghai is gearing up.

    Manufacturing is also were Elon Musk feels his company is most underrated. During the call, he compared the conventional automotive industry to the business of a carpenter that relies on suppliers to assemble the products. Tesla is working to keep everything in their hand, not the least with battery production but also by innovating in the Valleys disruptive manner but recently around the world.

    Model 3 production capacity has increased to 250,000 units a year at Giga Shanghai, says Tesla (up from 200,000). Plus, they mention the recently lowered prices in China facilitated by lower-cost batteries and an increased level of local procurement. As a result of this shift in cost and starting price, we recently added a third production shift to our Model 3 factory, Tesla said. These cheaper batteries are the cheaper LFP cells CATL has been making locally for the electric carmaker (Ed.).

    For Giga Berlin, construction progresses with Tesla expecting move-in of equipment to start over the coming weeks. The company previously announced that the site near Berlin would become a testbed for the new 4680 cells as well as the mentioned advanced manufacturing methods. The most prominent example is massive die casting machines which will eventually cast Model Y frames in two if not one piece.

    Overall, Tesla considers the company on track to start deliveries from each location in 2021. This also includes the Gigafactory Texas. Tesla Semi deliveries will also begin in 2021, according to the EV maker. Production of these trucks will then happen at the site near Austin, where Tesla will also build the Cybertruck. CEO Elon Musk managed expectations regarding the pick-up truck when he told investors to expect first deliveries at the end of 2021 while series production in larger quantities would not begin before 2022.

    For the 25k electric car Tesla promised at Battery Day in September, the company still considers it a critical component to exceed cost parity with internal combustion engine vehicles. In their statement, they repeated the claims of reducing battery pack cost per kWh by 56% and enabling the production of a profitable $25,000 vehicle.

    Besides, the Supercharger network continues to grow, this quarter by 33 per cent YoY. Tesla now has 2,181 sites worldwide that add up to 19,437 connections.

    On the note of Tesla considering itself an energy company foremost and in future, Tesla reported an installed solar capacity of 57 MW in the third quarter, 111 per cent more than the 27 MW in Q2. Like with the other data delivered today, this too is the best figure in the past twelve months (the increase in solar is 33% YoY). The companys solar modules cost no more than 1.49 dollars per Watt, with installations taking around 1.5 days. That is given the old roof had already been removed, and the carpet pad of the new roof laid and ready to carry the solar tiles.

    In the case of the energy storage in the form of Tesla Powerbanks, which fluctuate less seasonally, The company installed 759 MWh, up 81 per cent from Q2 and 59 per cent more than in Q3 2019.

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    Darrel’s Steak and Seafood relocating to former Kruse & Muer Roadhouse in Lake Orion – The Times Herald - October 20, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    Darrels Steak and Seafood closed in August due to the economic impact of COVID-19.(Photo: Brian Wells/Times Herald)

    Darrels Steak and Seafood, which closed in Kimball Township in August, is relocating to Lake Orion.

    In a Facebook announcementlast week,Kruse andMuer Restaurants announced Kruse & Muer Roadhouse in Lake Orion would be closing Oct. 30 and former team member DarrelSanropewould be buying the property.

    TheSanropeswill be relocating their Port Huron restaurant to (801) S. Lapeer Road with a grand re-opening in late November or early December of this year, according to the announcement. We thank Lake Orion for many great years and leave you in good hands knowing that Darrels Steak & Seafood will be a great fit for this community.

    Darrel and Kathy Sanrope opened Darrel's Steak and Seafood in Kimball Township in 2017. The couple closed the restaurant this August due to the coronavirus pandemic economic impact, they said.(Photo: NICOLE HAYDEN/TIMES HERALD)

    DarrelSanropeand wife KathySanropeopened Darrels Steak andSeafood in Kimball Township in 2017.The coupleinstalled new kitchen equipment, updated the bar area, painted and installed new carpetand more.

    The restaurant creditedthe economic impact of COVID-19 for its Augustclosure,butin a past interviewKathySanropesaid the couple hoped to reopen therestaurantin the future.

    Multiple attempts to reach theSanropesfor comment wereunsuccessful.

    Kelly Lupu, director of marketing for Kruse andMuer Restaurants, said in a phone interview Fridaythe private propertysale had not been finalized, but expected it to happen in the next week or so.

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    The roadhouse was profitable, but it had benefited from its proximity to the Palace of Auburn Hills.With the Palace's closure, sales had not been the same.

    Theroadhouse willclose Oct. 30 andbe out of the buildingon Nov. 1.Then Darrel Sanropewill betaking over.He is buying some oftheroadhouse'sequipment and should be able to open quickly, Lupu said.

    There'smost definitely going to be changes, she said.

    Contact Bryce Airgoodat (810) 989-6202 or Follow her on Twitter @bairgood123.

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    Flume 2 helps conserve water and prevent home flooding from burst pipes – Android Central - October 20, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Flume was already one of the best smart water monitoring systems around, but Flume 2 is set to bring that feature set to the next level. Flume 2 features the same easy installation as the original Flume, as it attaches right to your main water meter without the need to cut pipes or call in a plumber. It can also monitor for water usage both inside and outside your home, as it's smart enough to be able to tell where the water is going and help detect leaks when they happen.

    Flume 2's upgrades include the ability to read water usage faster and more accurately, as well as the ability to better identify and separate indoor and outdoor water usage and leaks. But that's not just good for finding a once-in-a-blue-moon type of leak Flume can more effectively monitor your water usage and actually help you save money along with saving water. The Flume app easily breaks down exactly how much water you've used and gives you tips to help lower your water usage, breaking usage down by indoor and outdoor components.

    Flume says that in early 2021 it expects to update Flume 2 with the ability to actually detect individual appliance water usage, which will significantly enhance Flume 2's ability to not only detect leaks more accurately but also to help you pinpoint which of your appliances is using too much water. Flume cites that 37% of Flume buyers were able to find a leak within one week of installing the original Flume and that over 70% of total Flume users were able to use the product to find a leak in their water system at some point during the ownership period.

    In addition, most customers are said to have reduced water usage by at least 10% year-over-year after installing Flume. Flume was originally designed after the significant water shortages in California over the past several years and was created to help its customers go green in a palpable way. Flume 2 is available right now at major retailers.

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    Basloe Library in Herkimer awarded $73,000 state grant for improvements – The Times Telegram - October 20, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    The Frank J. Basloe Library in Herkimer will add a handicapped accessible restroom with the help of a nearly $73,000 state grant, Assemblyman Robert Smullen announced.

    The $72,647 grant was among those Smullen, R-Meco, announced Monday for libraries in New York's 118th Assembly District as approved by the state Education Department and the New York State Library Association. The fundsare available through a $34 million capital fund appropriation in the state budget.

    Basloe Library Director Christine Fleischer said the library'stwo existing restrooms will be reconfigured. Athird restroom, one compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act,will be added.

    While the present restrooms are spacious and fitted with grab bars, they are not accessible to all persons in wheelchairs, she said.

    She does not expect the work to begin until next year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the timetable. The library applied last fall for the funding.

    Weve applied for another grant and planned on combining the two projects, she said.

    The library is also seeking $185,746 to construct a new childrens room.

    At the moment, the children's room is in the rear of the library's main area out of sight for any parents working on the computers, Fleischer said.One of the windowsinstalled on the building'sNorth Main Street side will be part of the reconfigured area, which will be walled off with large windows to provide easy visibility.

    Plans call for the current childrens room area to be used for quiet study, storage space andhousing the genealogy room.

    The state funding requires a local match, said Fleischer, who added that she does not expect the library to receive the full amount requested. She said the available state funds for library construction projects dropped from the $34 million inthe current round to $14 million for the next. An anonymous $30,000 donation will provide the local share of the restroom project.

    The library would haveto raise any portion of the funding for the next phase of the project that is not covered by grant money.

    The first phase of the librarys renovation project, completed last year, included new windows, security improvements, electrical upgrades, anew circulation desk, new staff work spacesand new carpeting and paint.

    I want the library to be a comfortable, welcoming place where people can make themselves at home, she said.

    Construction awards announced in the 118th Assembly district include:

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    Cardi B and Offset have an $8,000 Rolls Royce car seat for their daughter – Insider – INSIDER - October 20, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Last week, the internet collectively raised an eyebrow when rapper Offset shared a picture of an $8,000 Rolls Royce car seat that his daughter, Kulture Kiari, will be riding around in.

    "8 thousand dollar car seat and i bet it has peanut butter and jelly on it in 1 week," he captioned the photo.

    Car seats tend to cost between $70 to $600, with many options costing between $250 and $350. So some people were understandably shocked, especially given the fact that Kulture's seat didn't look much different from car seats that have price tags that are a fraction of the price.

    "That's a Graco with a leather cover," one Instagram commenter wrote.

    The Rolls Royce car seat isn't the first time that Kulture has been spoiled with super-expensive gifts and baby gear. When she turned two, Kulture was gifted a Birkin Bag, worth roughly $9,000.

    In an Instagram Story that she also shared on Twitter, Cardi B clapped back at people who say kids only care about toys and candy.

    "Yeah, kids only care about toys and candy, but the thing is that kids also go outside. You know what I'm saying? Kids go to restaurants, kids go to fancy places, celebrity kids, they go do red carpets," she said. "And if I'm fly and Daddy's fly, then so is the kid. If I'm wearing Cha-nay-nay, my kid's having the same same."

    Ultimately, the brand name accessories and car seats aren't about Kulture, but about the family's image.

    "It's not up to what the kids like. If it was the kids, they would be outside in diapers," Cardi said. "No. 'Cause if I was looking like a bad bi--h, expensive bi--h, and I have my kid looking like a bum bum, then y'all would be talking s--t. So I'm not mad that Daddy bought baby a Birkin. She gonna match Mommy."

    No matter how much parents spend on a car seat, the key to safety is making sure the car seat is installed correctly.

    "A higher price does not mean the seat is safer or easier to use," according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Children can be safe in the car no matter how expensive their car seat is.What's most important is to have a car seat that fits well with the vehicle and can be installed tightly, according to the AAP.

    Since Cardi drives a custom Rolls Royce, the Rolls car seat might be the best fit for the car. But it's unlikely that it offers significantly more protection than Kulture would have in a mainstream car seat.

    Price isn't necessarily indicative of a good car seat, but you want to find a seat that is easy to install. Especially if you'll be moving your child's seat between vehicles, it's good to have a car seat that you can quickly and safely install each time. But no matter what your budget, the rules of choosing a safe car seat are the same:

    While having an easy-to-wipe down leather car seat might be nice, there's no need to worry if your car seat budget is much lower than Offset and Cardi B's. Like Offset said, the seat is just going to get covered in PB&J anyway.

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    2020 Halloween Events For The Family Around Vienna – Vienna, VA Patch - October 20, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    VIENNA, VA The coronavirus pandemic means Halloween will look different this year. Fairfax County isn't recommending traditional door-to-door trick-or-treat, but the locality doesn't make decisions to host or cancel Halloween events.

    Nevertheless, some events are happening in 2020 with safety precautions. We've rounded up some of the family-friendly events in the coming days in and around Vienna.

    Many events may require pre-registration due to attendance limits. The list includes some events that have already sold out. Let us know in the comments if we missed anything.

    The wave parade of 10 to 15 floats will leave the Vienna Community Center at 10 a.m. and visit the four quadrants of Vienna. Residents are encourged to dress up in costumes and view the parade near their homes. A route will be announced on Oct. 29 after 3 p.m.

    Trunk or Treat at Emmanuel Lutheran Church: 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, VA

    Oct. 31, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Families are invited to a socially-distanced trunk-or-treat. Children can wear costumes and participate in a parade. Afterward, they can visit various decorated trunks for nut-free, individually wrapped treats set out on tables. Masks are required for adults. Sign up online.

    Caffe Amouri will hand out individual bags of treats to children. Costumes are encouraged.

    Roer's Zoofari Boo at the Zoo: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA

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    Head out to the safari in costume for Boo at the Zoo. Guests on the walking tour can receive candy at tables from local businesses. Self-drive safari guests will get pre-packaged candy bags in their cars at candy stations. There will also be glitter body tattoos, a pumpkin patch, a Halloween contest and more.

    Halloween Drive-up Movie Night: Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons, VA

    Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    This event will feature socially-distant car trick-or-treating and two movies: "Scooby Doo Stage Fright" and "Beetlejuice." Attendees can also participate in a car decorating costume contest and costume contest. The Greater D.C./Virginia Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is hosting the event with funds helping IBD patients.

    Drive-By Pumpkin Patch at Fairfax High School: 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA

    Oct. 30, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Check out the carved pumpkins on Lion Run in this drive-by event. Donations of nonperishable or dry goods will be collected for A Place to Stand program.

    Trick or Treat Trail in Fairfax City: 3730 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA

    Oct. 31, 10 1 p.m.

    Police and the Parks and Recreation Department will host drive-thru trick-or-treating. There will be candy and giveaways while supplies last. Costumes are encouraged.

    Spooktacular Science Show: Veterans Amphitheater: 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA

    Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m.

    Children will learn the magic behind Halloween from a "mad scientist." Expect bubbling potions, color-changing fire and more experiments centered around Halloween. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

    Drive-In Movies at Mosaic: 8295 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VA

    Oct. 31, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

    The Mosaic District will show "Casper" and "Hocus Pocus" at the drive-in series.

    Cookie and Cake Decorating at Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies: 10927 Main Street, Fairfax, VA

    Various times

    There are various Halloween-themed classes being offered in the coming days. A few options include Halloween Cookie Decorating Class with Chef Dawn, Parent & Me Halloween Themed Unicorn Cake Decorating Class and Cookie Decorating: Halloween Sugar Cookies.

    See the rest here:
    2020 Halloween Events For The Family Around Vienna - Vienna, VA Patch

    Trading Post for week of Oct. 14-20, 2020 – The Cherokee One Feather – Cherokee One Feather - October 20, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder


    8 Rm Lodge for sale near Bryson City. Income Producing and Big Views. Price $745,000. Jack A. Calloway, Broker 828-421-3939.


    Yard sale at 2428 Union Hill Drive in Whittier on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be furniture, antiques, decor, collectables, and household goods.


    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

    In the Tribal Court

    In the Matter of M.B., A Minor Child, File No. CVJ 20-006

    TO: Lorenzo Bueno and any Unknown Father of Minor Child M.B.

    Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled juvenile action. The nature of the relief being sought is the adjudication and disposition of a petition alleging the minor child, M.B., born on July 27, 2016, is a neglected, dependent and drug endangered child, filed in the Cherokee Tribal Court on January 15, 2020. You may know the mother of the minor child by the name of Lakeisha Walkingstick.

    You must answer or otherwise respond to the pleading within forty (40) days of the date of first publication of this Notice. If you fail to answer or otherwise respond within the time prescribed, the matter will proceed to adjudication and disposition. If you are not already represented by appointed counsel, you are entitled to appointed counsel in this matter, and to that end, provisional counsel will be appointed for you in this matter, and the appointment of provisional counsel shall be reviewed by the court at the first hearing after service of process in this matter.

    You are advised to IMMEDIATELY contact the Clerk of Tribal Court for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at (828) 359-6213, to obtain further information about this case, including a copy of the pleadings filed herein and the date(s) and time(s) of scheduled hearings.

    First published this the 23rd day of September 2020.

    Sybil G. Mann

    Family Safety Program Attorney

    P.O. Box 455

    Cherokee, N.C. 28719


    N.C. Bar No. 16729

    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    Estate File No. 20-066

    In the Matter of the Estate ofRosalee Teesatuskie

    All persons, firms and corporations having claims against this estate are notified to exhibit them to the fiduciary(s) listed on or before the date listed or be barred from their recovery.

    Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the appointed fiduciary(s) listed below.

    Date to submit claims: 90 DAYS FROM DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION

    Donald Smiley

    P.O. Box 870

    Cherokee, NC 28719

    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    Estate File No. 20-073

    In the Matter of the Estate ofJohn Robert Hornbuckle

    All persons, firms and corporations having claims against this estate are notified to exhibit them to the fiduciary(s) listed on or before the date listed or be barred from their recovery.

    Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the appointed fiduciary(s) listed below.

    Date to submit claims: 90 DAYS FROM DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION

    Jessica George

    P.O. Box 1677

    Cherokee, NC 28719

    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    Estate File No. 15-046

    In the Matter of the Estate ofOSLEY BIRD SAUNOOKE, JR.

    All persons, firms and corporations having claims against this estate are notified to exhibit them to the fiduciary(s) listed on or before the date listed or be barred from their recovery.

    Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the appointed fiduciary(s) listed below.

    Date to submit claims: 90 DAYS FROM DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION

    Robert Osley Saunooke

    18620 SW 39th Court

    Miramar, FL 33029

    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    Estate File No. 20-074

    In the Matter of the Estate ofCAROL STANDINGDEER

    All persons, firms and corporations having claims against this estate are notified to exhibit them to the fiduciary(s) listed on or before the date listed or be barred from their recovery.

    Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the appointed fiduciary(s) listed below.

    Date to submit claims: 90 DAYS FROM DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION

    Joe Holiday

    P.O. Box 2320

    Cherokee, NC 28719




    FILE NO.: _CVJ-19-058

    In the Matter of Taylor:

    TO: Marclena Leona Bird and Jaylen Taylor

    TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is termination of parental rights. You are required to make defense to this pleading not later than November 23, 2020 said date being 40 days from the first date of this publication, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.

    This is the 6th day of October 2020.

    Joni Larch-Locust and Cameron Locust

    Shira Hedgepeth

    PO Box 514

    Cullowhee, NC 28723

    N.C.G.S._1A-1, Rule 4(j1). 10/28

    Project Title:

    Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning for all Sub-Watershed River Basins

    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Natural Resources Department is requesting separate sealed proposals for the services of a qualified engineering firm with experience in providing comprehensive watershed management plans for the purpose of updating our current watershed plans for all sub-watershed basins. The purpose of the comprehensive watershed management planning is prioritizing watershed-based projects across the landscape throughout all sub-watershed basins. The primary objective is to develop a watershed-level planning document by which The Tribal Office of Environment and Natural Resources (OENR) and other partners can initiate future natural resource management and source water protection strategies and identify potential stream restoration activities.

    The comprehensive watershed management plan will be used to guide monitoring and conservation strategies, stream restoration efforts, BMP implementation and other nonpoint source pollutant related activities occurring in all sub-watersheds throughout the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) territory. Our objectives are to evaluate land cover and soil erodibility factors across the basin to rank sub-watershed for risks to water quality at multiple spatiotemporal scales and link land cover change over time to water quality and aquatic biota. Specifically, land cover percentages (impervious cover, agriculture activities, etc.) and landscapes features (soil types, % slope, etc.) at multiple spatial scales to categorize attributes and rank sub-watersheds from least to most susceptible to sedimentation. Additionally, landscape-level stressors within each sub-watershed will be ranked for targeting restoration activities.

    This research will specifically address research to quantify effects of impervious cover, development and agricultural activities on water quality and aquatic life to identify and evaluate existing restoration activities and augment macroinvertebrate and fish recovery efforts due to non-point source pollution. Furthermore, research will be addressed by determining sediment sources and transport and elucidating hydrological and biological dynamics to promote community resilience and enhance watershed restoration and management. Site visits and field assessment opportunities will be provided to any qualified contractor upon request.

    Contact Dylan Rose at (828) 736-0578 or by email at dylarose@nc-cherokee for further questions. Proposal packages should be addressed to Mr. Rose at the address above and must be received by 11:00 AM, November 9th, 2020 at which time bids will be opened in accordance with TERO procedures. Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered. Please be advised that Indian Preference (TERO) regulations apply for award and execution of this contract. 10/28

    Kituwah, LLC is searching for qualified construction professionals to participate in a preferred network of on-call construction service providers. This network will be used by Kituwah Builders for construction sub-contracts, finish work, etc for residential or commercial projects using Cardinal Home products. While it is not a requirement, professionals with previous or current construction experience with EBCI programs are highly desired. At this time, work will be on-call, as-needed and will not be full time employment.

    A list of potential services are below*:

    General Contractors (NC License required) -Roofers

    Licensed Electrical Contractors (NC License required) Siding (Wood, Vinyl, Cement, etc)

    Licensed HVAC Contractors (NC License required) Gutter Installer

    Licensed Plumbing Contractors (NC License required) Landscapers

    Carpenters Painters

    Electricians Concrete (Flat work)

    Plumbers Tile Installers

    Site Work/Excavation Hardwood Installers

    Septic Installers Carpet Installers

    Well Drillers Paving

    Block/Rock Masons Hydroseeding

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