Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
Do Italian bikes make the best café racers?
Much like its cars, Italy's motorcycles have always leaned towards more sporting orientations – so perhaps that's why they have become so popular in the ever-growing café racer scene. The progression from Italian sports bike to Italian café racer has …
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Best of the sea at Mill Cafe
KUALA LUMPUR: Some of the finest shellfish from Neptune's kingdom are taking centre stage at The Mill Cafe at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. Aptly named, Oceans' 11, the seafood buffet dinner features 11 types of seafood and an international selection …
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'Assassin's Creed Unity': A Guide To The Best Weapons And Armor
The economy in Assassin's Creed Unity has been streamlined from prior games: Arno receives the deed to a cafe early on, and from there, expanding and renovating the building is the easiest and most consistent way to earn money in the whole game.
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Vote Here, Vote Now for Best Race Day of 2014!
OK let me try that again: wouldn't it be great if the US election were hosted by the Podium Cafe? Better: Tyler Farrar elected to US Senate! President Cancellara? Well, the US Constitution has an age minimum and US-born requirement. President LeMond?
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Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014
Decorating the house for Halloween has grown to be second only to decorating for Christmas. Halloween items date back to the early 1900s decorations and costumes made from crepe paper, candy containers and jack-o-lanterns from Germany, painted tin noisemakers, and paper lanterns. These vintage Halloween collectibles are scarce because they were used and thrown out. They sell for high prices. But collectors who love Halloween should be on the prowl for decorations with fun graphics that will be future collectibles.
Here are five things (spookier than spiders) to look for now that will be sought-for and pricey collectibles in 25 years:
1. Special holiday bottles and cans. Soft drinks are sold in spooky containers. Crush soda has three new Halloween flavors, Gruesome Grape, Spooky Strawberry and Orange Ogre, that come in limited edition plastic bottles with scary faces, perfect for Halloween parties. And Jones Soda is bringing back limited edition Halloween flavors, including Candy Corn, Red Licorice, Caramel Apple, and Blood Orange in cans with portraits of Frankenstein, a zombie, a vampire and a werewolf. Enjoy the soda it’s a special occasion keep the containers.
2. Plastic “stuff” colorful 1950s and ’60s candy containers, figures, and jack-o-lanterns are inexpensive and easy to find. Look for hard plastic holiday-themed candy containers made by the E. Rosen Co. of Rhode Island, also known as Rosbro Plastics and the School House Candy Co. The candy containers are no longer made, but they’re charming and plentiful. Keep an eye out for contemporary plastic decorations with good design. Enjoy the candy keep the containers.
3. Zombies and vampires. There was a time when Halloween wasn’t about REALLY scary things like zombies and gruesome headless monsters. But tombstones and skeletons aren’t spooky enough anymore since zombies and vampires became popular TV and movie creatures. Look for plastic, rubber, or resin decorations like the zombie-hand candleholder. Scare guests now save for later.
4.Jewelry. Charm bracelets with pumpkins, bats, and black cats; jointed skeleton earrings decorated with rhinestones, and spider rings of all kinds are fun and easy to find. Wear now and save for later.
5. Motion- or voice-activated figures that light up or emit scary sounds and music. Have you ever jumped out of your skin when a fake witch screamed, crept, or crouched when you walked past? Life-sized pumpkin men, witches, vampires, black cats even just body parts like crawly hands can be found in any degree of “fun scary.” Startle neighbors now and save for later.
And save the paper or plastic masks, costumes, treat bags, and dolls as low-priced future collectibles to enjoy each October.
Terry Kovel is Americas foremost authority on antiques and collectibles. She is the well-known columnist and author of more than 100 books on antiques and collecting. With her daughter, Kim Kovel, she co-authors the best-selling annual Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide. Both Terry and Kim are collectors. They will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)kovels.com.
Kovels.com, created by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. Kovels Antiques was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels has published some of Americas most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide. The brand new 2015 edition is now available in bookstores and in the online shop at Kovels.com. Ralph and Terry were featured in three TV series about antiques and collectibles, The most recent was Flea Market Finds with the Kovels on the HGTV cable channel. The Kovels website, online since 1998, offers 900,000 free prices and includes a free weekly email, Kovels Komments. It give readers a birds-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers questions with Kovels answers and much more.
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Imerman Angels' founder: addicted to working out
Mr. Imerman skips the cheddar cheese and adds a triple helping of guacamole. He also frequents Karyn's Cooked, a vegan restaurant on Wells Street in River North, and its counterpart, Karyn's Raw Cafe in Lincoln Park. Besides fresh vegetable juice, the …
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Nine fresh ways to gin up your holidays
Strawberry: In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin and 1 ounce of juice from a thawed container of frozen strawberries in syrup. Shake and strain. Cran-ginger: In a cocktail shaker, muddle two 1-inch slices of fresh ginger, then add the gin, ice and 2 …
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How to make the best jams and preserves – with a recipe for fig jam
I enjoy walking around the market, tasting the fruit, cutting it open to check it's juicy and fresh. … When you try a shop-bought jam, the first thing you taste is sugar because all the fruit juice has evaporated over the long cooking process in a …
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I'll drink to child-free pubs and cafes
Jodie Morris announced that her cafe would no longer be accepting badly behaved children. If parents were looking for somewhere for children to “run rampant and annoy other customers,” she wrote on Facebook, then her premises were “not child friendly”.
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For Rent: A Block from Cafes! Remodeled Spanish Duplex | Patio | Bonus Room …
The home features a fabulous redesigned front patio – completely gated with a gorgeous fence and has plenty of room for potted plants, café lights and freestanding hammock to chill outdoors. Just the place to drink a cold glass of lemonade while catch …
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Pass/Fail: Novel writing month kicks off Saturday; Cafes host open mic night …
Mondays, The House Cafe and The College Grind host their open mic nights and force musicians to choose one venue over the other. If the cafes want to increase the number of performers then the businesses should hold their events on separate days, …
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Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
Friscos favorite holiday event, Its a Wonderful Life at Newman Village, returns to the picturesque community featuring Darling Homes on November 20.
Ride down the street in Mr. Potters horse-drawn carriage, skate on the ice with family and friends, take a ride on a holiday decorated Bedford Falls Express choo-choo train and play in the pristine, white snow. Its all a part of an extraordinary holiday experience bringing the fun-filled days and old-fashioned fun of yesteryear to Newman Village.
From 6 to 9 p.m. on November 20, children and adults alike will marvel at a celebration thats alive with the sights and sounds of carolers singing as they promenade around central plaza and the excited cheers of children as they sled down a hill of snow.
Presented by Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, the event offers family and friends throughout Dallas an opportunity to share a special night of holiday revelry at Newman Village, bringing back the beauty of small town holiday traditions, including caroling during Zuzus choral hour, live holiday music from a brass band and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves.
Its an amazing holiday celebration that embraces everything we love about the holidays, said Christine Kenny, marketing manager for Darling Homes. Its a night of charming traditions made even more meaningful because youre sharing them with friends and family, and the whole community is there sharing it with you.
Its a Wonderful Life at Newman Village will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Newman Villages Central Plaza. The popular, family-friendly event was given the 2013 Dallas Builders Association McSam Award for Best Event.
When developing Newman Village, we wanted it to be a life like nowhere else, said Lauren Newman Burge of Newman Real Estate. The theme of the movie Its a Wonderful Life inspired this event and sincerely captures the community values and vintage traditions into one magical evening. Its truly Christmas like nowhere else.
Newman Village is located at 4131 Fallbrook Drive in Frisco.
Adults are free and childrens tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $ 5 each at friscocenter.org. Tickets on the night of the event will be $ 10 for the first child and $ 5 for each additional child. Photos with Santa Claus cost $ 10.
Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks Ruthies Rolling Cafe, OinkNMoo BBQ, Eat Jo Dawgs, and Easy Sliders. Other food vendors anticipated to participate include ChickFilA and CoffeeNCream
All proceeds will go to benefit Frisco Education Foundation for teachers through Grants For Great Ideas, Mindbender Academy, and providing scholarships and support to generations of students enrolled in Frisco Independent School District.
Parking and shuttle services will be available from Newman Elementary School and Griffin Middle School.
For more information, please visit http://www.newmanvillage.com.
About Darling Homes
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation operates in the U.S. under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes brands and in Canada under the Monarch brand. Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes serving a wide array of customers including first-time, move-up, luxury and 55+ or better. Taylor Morrison divisions operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. Darling Homes serves move-up and luxury homebuyers in Texas. Monarch, Canada’s oldest homebuilder builds homes for first-time and move-up buyers in Toronto and Ottawa as well as high rise condominiums in Toronto.
For more information about Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes or Monarch, please visit http://www.taylormorrison.com, http://www.darlinghomes.com and http://www.monarchgroup.net.
About Newman Real Estate, Inc.
The Newman Family has been intimately involved in the land business in North Texas since 1841, when they first settled in what is now Frisco in the Republic of Texas. More than six generations of the family have lived and worked in Frisco farming and developing the land. Five generations have attended the Frisco Independent School District. The Newman Family is proud to call this thriving community its home. Today, Newman Real Estate, Inc. is focused on commercial and residential real estate as well as land development. Everyday, the company puts its expertise to for clients looking for the perfect property to suit their business or family. For the inside track on the Frisco real estate market, call Newman Real Estate, Inc. at (972) 335-3334 or visit http://www.jrnewman.com.