'Miracle guy' bucks trend of throwing things away
A nearby fireplace mantel is lined with Jan's owl collection, mostly gifts from customers. Last month, the Stovers produced the second-annual Owl Creek Gazette Self-Reliance Expo in Greenville. About 130 people showed up. “We're seeing a resurgence of ...
House concerts are more intimate
“Someone taught me early on that music belongs in the community,” Molly McGinn said. “It can happen anywhere. In your house. If you want to see your favorite band and they're not coming through town, call them up.” McGinn is a songwriter in Greensboro....
April 30, 2015
MU's "The Bald Soprano" presents a classic play with a touch of "Star Trek" tech
The digital space can move, occasionally rotating to view another portion of the room. A mirror moves toward the audience from a fireplace mantle where reflections will take place, and little colorful notecards drolly label parts of the room that ...
April 15, 2015
Kennedy Institute as a tribute to democracy, not political royalty
There are busts of Jack and Bobby on the fireplace mantle, family photos, and tennis balls on the floor for Kennedy's beloved dogs. Kennedy's artwork hangs on the walls of the adjacent staff office. Yes, it's the version of Kennedy's life that reminds ...
April 2, 2015
Clocks' many duties stand the test of time
When decorating with them, the fireplace mantel is a natural, Steve Overstreet of Wichita, a member of the clock collectors group. But if you don't have one, you can have a mantel put along a wall, he says. Clocks can be placed on end tables or sofa ...
March 6, 2015
Brookline condo offers elegant woodwork, 2 parking spaces
A circle-and-triangle design highlights a fireplace mantel of yellow blue-veined marble. There are two large banks of windows, one with views of bustling Beacon Street and the other of the courtyard. A set of pocket French doors connects to the dining ...
February 28, 2015
No mantel? No problem!
The stockings were hung on the flat-screen TV with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas would overlook the lack of chimney access in Andreanna DeForest's tiny Healdsburg apartment and deliver treats to her kids (her two obese cats) anyway. So there....
December 11, 2014
“It just breaks my heart when I can’t fix something,” said Don, 58, of Greenville. That was the case with an old Motorola radio that someone brought into his shop, Don’s Uniques & Repairs. “I couldn’t get the parts,” said Don, a laid-back man with a long ponytail, salt-and-pepper beard and oval, wire-rimmed glasses. “He just has a knack for seeing what the problem is and fixing it. ”. Leanna and her husband, Steve, a farmer, took Don an 1830s regulator clock that had stopped running. Don also repaired two cameras and a weather radio for the Clarks, but the clock meant the most. “(The clock) belonged to Steve’s great-grandfather. On a recent afternoon, he used a digital ohmmeter to test its power-supply fuses. Do-it-yourself philosophy People travel to Don’s Uniques & Repairs from as far away as Carbondale with their guitars, lamps, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners and other non-working stuff. “It’s just great to have somebody with Don’s skills right here in town,” said Cary Holman, 65, of Greenville. He has asked Don to fix several items, most recently a Marti radio transmitter. Cary understands Don’s urge to repair, reuse and repurpose.
the bus shuttling press to the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Simon Carswell, of The Irish Times, asked me how the Kennedy legacy is holding up in Massachusetts. In Ireland, said Carswell — who is the newspaper’s Washington bureau chief — the extended Kennedy clan is still viewed “like royalty. ” President John F. Kennedy remains beloved and is remembered for achieving the ultimate American dream, he said. Ted Kennedy is revered by many for his role in brokering peace with Northern Ireland. Yet a Kennedy — Joe, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — still represents the state in Congress. And over a long Senate career, Ted Kennedy came to represent a commitment to bedrock liberalism. But even Kennedy loyalists have been forced to weigh respect for Ted Kennedy’s public accomplishments against less admirable personal life choices. Now comes an institution bearing his name, dedicated to the institution in which he served for nearly 47 years. A long list of speakers included President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Republican Senator John McCain. Vicki Kennedy made sure the sunny side of her husband’s life was celebrated yet again.
Step inside this first-floor unit and into an octagonal reception area that looks down a roughly 45-foot-long gallery of bright oak flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and elaborate, decorative molding, including Corinthian pilasters. This elegant space offers a decorative fireplace with a rose-hued marble surround and red walls that really make the intricate cove and picture-frame molding pop. You can view the courtyard from the bay windows in the master, which has a fir floor, built-in bookshelves flanking a fireplace with a marble and carved-wood surround, and a bath with Carrara marble. A circle-and-triangle design highlights a fireplace mantel of yellow blue-veined marble. There are two large banks of windows, one with views of bustling Beacon Street and the other of the courtyard. A set of pocket French doors connects to the dining room, where the mahogany craftsmanship continues: three-quarter-height wainscoting topped by a plate rail and a coffered ceiling clad in dentil molding. The fireplace features a dark-marble surround. The room affords access to a full bath with a tub and, through the butler’s pantry, the updated eat-in kitchen, which offers granite counters, a large prep island, and solid-wood dark-stained cabinets.
‘Miracle guy’ bucks trend of throwing things away
Leanna and her husband, Steve, a farmer, took Don an 1830s regulator clock that had stopped running ... mixer and microphones. A nearby fireplace mantel is lined with Jan’s owl collection, mostly gifts from customers. Last month, the Stovers produced ...