Concrete countertops: slab or overlay?
It is possible to pour cast-in-place slab concrete countertops onto the base cabinets on site. This process permits your concrete contractor to produce smooth, seamless counters with beautiful coloring effects and artisanal hand finishes, using a ...
June 13, 2015
'Save Colony Farm Orchard' group urges WMU board to expand BTR park ...
KALAMAZOO, MI — Supporters of Colony Farm Orchard urged the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees Wednesday not to develop the land as an expansion of the university's Business, Technology and Research Park. "Your plans to destroy ...
June 3, 2015
Vietnamese Noodle House is fresh and lively: Dining Out Review
From a short dessert list, we chose the Sweet Coconut Tapioca pudding ($1.75) and the house-made Pandan Coconut Ice Cream ($3.25). The ice cream was a beautiful mint green, colored by the Pandan leaf used to make it. It was very good--less cloyingly ...
June 4, 2015
June 10-14: Oneida Lake walleye bite continues to be 'hit or miss'
Good colors have been black and silver, blue and silver, and lures with some orange on them (like fire tiger). The brown trout are also or crankbaits for walleye. Bullhead and channel catfish should be hitting on nightcrawlers, also try cut-bait ...
June 9, 2015
Update: Mother, son shot at close range on their porch in Solvay (video)
The suspect was last seen in a newer model, dark colored SUV last seen east on First Street, heading toward Woods Road, according to the description provided to 911. Early Tuesday, Wood said the suspect had not been caught. "This is Solvay," Wood said....
May 12, 2015
All-white sturgeon netted by DEC in Black River Bay: Outdoors Oddities
It was not a true albino," said Tom Brooking, the sturgeon expert at the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on Oneida Lake. Rodger Klindt, a DEC aquatic biologist, said the white sturgeon measured 48 inches and weighed about 31 pounds....
May 11, 2015
Family, community reflect on anniversary of officer's death
The duplex was set back and angled slightly and painted a different color. The girls played lacrosse at Exeter High School, where Steven Arkell was assistant coach. "You know, he didn't just do it for his kids," lacrosse coach Courtney Prenata said ...
May 12, 2015
Hard to be believe that concrete used to be thought of as just a utilitarian building material. There are two different processes for creating concrete countertops -- slab and overlay. Concrete Slab. Slab-style concrete countertops are customizable in terms of length, width, shape, and layout. The concrete's minimum thickness should be 1 1/2" which means that it can be rather heavy (about 18. 75 pounds per square foot) unless you use glass-fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC), a strengthened concrete that may be used in a thickness of only... This process permits your concrete contractor to produce smooth, seamless counters with beautiful coloring effects and artisanal hand finishes, using a trowel and a great deal of skill. You will need to allow 1-2 days for installation, a week or more for the concrete to cure, and several days after that for polishing, staining, and sealing. Precasting means that you will be able to use your kitchen and bathroom concrete countertops ASAP, with a minimum of disruption to your household's routine. In both cases, an experienced contractor is required to install the concrete countertop. An overlay is a thin layer of concrete adhered to an existing countertop that has become worn and/or outdated.
KALAMAZOO, MI — Supporters of Colony Farm Orchard urged the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees Wednesday not to develop the land as an expansion of the university's Business, Technology and Research Park. "Your plans to destroy Colony Farm Orchard do not match up with the value of sustainability," said Kestrel Marcel, a former WMU student, who is co-director of the Kalamazoo Peace Center and one of eight people who spoke to trustees opposing WMU's... The group Save Colony Farm Orchard submitted a letter urging the university to withdrawal its plan to develop the 54-acre swath of land, saying that WMU's primary responsibility is to its students and its plans for Colony Farm Orchard serve no... business development should not be among WMU's top priorities," the letter states. WMU wants to expand its Business, Technology and Research Park onto 44 acres of Colony Farm Orchard , land owned by WMU at the northwest corner of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue near the existing business park. The original BTR park, located southeast of Colony Farm Orchard, has no room left for development. WMU announced its intentions to eventually develop the property five years ago, when legislation lifted development restrictions for it, but the topic has generated interest again since March, when WMU, Oshtemo Township and Southwest Michigan...
We were about to discover the source of their happiness: well prepared, pristinely fresh food presented with all the flavors one expects in a Vietnamese restaurant. Normally, we might have ordered hot tea and pho – the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup made with roasted bone broth and spices. From a long list of beverages including choices like egg soda, hot salted lemonade, and soy milk, we began with the House Lemon Iced Tea, a blend of jasmine tea and fresh lemon juice ($2. 50) and the irresistible strong Vietnamese coffee, served... For appetizers we chose one of several rolls, the Pork Summer Rolls with grilled pork, rice vermicelli, vegetables and herbs wrapped in rice paper ($4. 75 for 2) and the Five Spice Beef Shank, thinly sliced shank braised with soy sauce and... The ingredients were simple and fresh, including a strip of smoked pork, and the sauce was mild, but we were able to add spice easily with the condiments on the table: sriracha, chili oil, fish sauce, and hoisin. The beef shank appetizer was as substantial as the summer rolls. While not spicy, the thinly sliced meat carried the scent of the five spice powder.
Shuttles available for La Crosse Concert Band performances in Riverside Park
The La Crosse Concert Band performances are held every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Park. In case of inclement weather, the performances are held at Central High School at Losey Blvd.
June 24, 2015
La Crosse Technology WS-9611U-IT-CBP Weather Station
With its large numbers and forecast icons, this attractive, budget-priced weather station makes it easy to get your weather at a glance. A true enthusiast might miss extras like programmable ice alerts and barometric pressure readings. Features include ...
June 24, 2015
La Crosse Technology WS-7394U-IT-CH Weather Station
The uncluttered display is easy to read and shows the time, date, weather forecast icon, indoor and outdoor temperature, indoor humidity, and barometric pressure. lacrossetechnology.com.
June 24, 2015
Wildlife agency seeks 'citizen scientists' to watch mayflies
A fisheries biologist with the agency tells the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1H0YtSv ) that the technology will allow those with little training to record standardized observations that will be uploaded to public databases available to scientists.
June 17, 2015
Homeless man charged with sexual assaulting girl in La Crosse
LA ... the color of the victim’s hair. John admitting camping with the girl, but said they had no sexual contact. He is charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 by use or threat of force or violence. John’s first La Crosse County ...
Toxicology: Woman drunk when she fell to her death in La Crosse
LA CROSSE, WI (WTAQ) - An Iowa woman was drunk when she fell from a third-floor fire escape and died in La Crosse. Newly released toxicology tests show that 32-year-old Robin Krabill of Waverly had a blood alcohol level of 0.24. That's three times the ...
La Crosse soldier killed in Korea buried in Arlington
A soldier from La Crosse reported missing during the battle of the Chosin ... During 17 days of fierce fighting in freezing weather thousands of American service members were killed, wounded or reported missing. Among them was Knobel, a member of ...
May 21, 2015