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Beacon House party a great way to support great cause

Beacon House party a great way to support great cause

If you out and about today and looking for something to do that will be both fun and supportive of a great cause, consider the Reverse Draw Raffle dinner and party for Beacon House.

The casual fundraiser is set to start at 6:30 tonight at the Masonic Temple Ballroom in downtown Marquette.

Beacon House is the Upper Peninsula Hospitality House for patients and families coming to the Marquette area with medical emergencies and serious illnesses.

The tickets aren cheap: $100. But that price includes a prime rib dinner catered by cheap jerseys Elizabeth Chop House, along with other games and prizes, although ticket holders do not need to be present to win. The lucky ticket will be the very last one drawn tonight.

event, sponsored by Checker Bus, is one of the most crazy fundraisers we do. The excitement builds throughout the night as each losing ticket is drawn, and our dinner guests anticipate who the final winning ticket holder will be, Mary Dowling of Beacon House said in a news release.

Beachaven Vineyards Winery

Beachaven Vineyards Winery

Mary Hance, Ms. Cheap, talked about Beachaven Vineyard Winery 30th Anniversary celebration. The Birthday Bash at Beachaven Winery is from 12noon to 5pm Saturday, June 11th, with 15 area wineries offering tastings. The cost is $5 per person for the tastings, and there will be music, food trucks, birthday cake, a photo booth, games and artisans. The festival will be followed by a free Jazz on the Lawn performance featuring Jim Gibson at 6:30pm. Beachaven located is at 1100 Dunlop Lane, just off Interstate 24 in Clarksville. cheap jerseys The hours of operation are 9am 6pm Monday through Saturday and 12noon to 5pm Sundays. There are free tours and free tastings of its wines anytime it is open. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Beach woman opens store to sell old

Beach woman opens store to sell old

It’s also somewhat of a tribute to her dad, Harry Zachmann, who loved and collected antiques, and sold them for years at popular local auctions. She said he and her mom, Elaine Zachmann, kept their eight kids occupied with crafts, antique outings and access to the shop, where they could tinker and make things.

Zachmann was a busy implement dealer, but Sunday was family time.

These days, junk is so popular that a directory “Midwest Junk,” the 2013 junker’s guide to the 12 states in the Midwest was recently published by a group from Fargo, where the group of three occasionally sell items at The Studio, downtown.

Sarah McCurdy, a junk directory partner, said orders are pouring in from people who want to own or retail the directory which was published to help junkers like themselves “find the good stuff.” She advises keeping it in the glovebox. “Junkers love road trips” she said.

These junkets are an addiction, but a fun one.

She has stories of women who buy items and ask if they can pick it up when their husbands are out of town, planning to pass if off with a, “We’ve had that around for ages, honey,” if he even notices it at all.

The nice thing about junk is it’s hard to tell the difference.

McCurdy said junkers are people who love the thrill of the find, whether the find is something interesting, or something cheap, or a combination of both.

“The idea of turning something into something else is getting big,” she said.

The word for that is “repurposed,” and some examples are turning old time crib springs into a message board and using old clothespins to attach notes and memos. The rails for the cribs, especially if they’re metal, make great magazine holders or quilt hangers.

Some people like to put those old galvanized windmill blades on their walls, she said. A low stack of ’50s era suitcases makes an interesting end table.

To her, junk is not another word for antique. Instead, “It’s the rusty stuff that nobody wants, the old rake with a broken handle left after the auction sale, that can be put on a wall and used to hang wine glasses,” she said.

McCurdy said she can fill a pickup in 15 minutes with the stuff left from an auction sale when all the other buyers are down the road.

Buchholz’s shop is too recent to the junk scene to be included in the directory, but even mid week, mid afternoon, folks wander cheap jerseys in looking at this, asking about that and seeking advice on a project of their own. She worked for years at the local lumber yard and developed a reputation for being one of those rare people with a really good eye for color.

The shop is in an old Main Street building, where sadly the beautiful and original tin ceiling is masked with one of those drop ceilings that modernize and cut down the heat bill.

Still, the open floor area and front windows give space and light to display the junk she’s rescued from oblivion, ready to be repurposed into something funky and cool.

Old doors and windows from buildings and barns ideally left with the worn paint and the scars of use can become picture frames or shelving. An old globe, prized into halves at the equator, makes dandy lamp shades. An old bed frame can find new life as a coat rack. The possibilities are limited only by the size of one’s imagination.

Buchholz said she’s been collecting and hoarding junk for years, thinking that someday it would all have a reason for being.

“I didn’t know when that would be,” she said. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

She finds stuff everywhere, auctions, old houses, barns and garages. People know about her passion and call her before they demolish an old building.

“There is no such thing as junk,” she said. She finds that her customers are looking for raw salvage, items that might be down to bare bones that they can repurpose themselves. “People want it raw; they want it old and cracked. They can envision the end product,” she said.

People with new homes like to offset the newness with older pieces that have a patina of interest, even if they’re not heirlooms.

“Not everyone wants to go to (furniture outlets). They’re looking for things that are unique and make a conversational piece. I’m frugal and I don’t think you have to spend thousands of dollars,” she said.

Beach Wedding Ideas on a Budget

Beach Wedding Ideas on a Budget

Maybe it is the influence of the many romantic cheap jerseys comedies that feature beach weddings like, 27 Dresses, and The Shrink is In, or maybe it is just the logical culmination of lifelong dreams that people have of getting married at their favorite vacation spot. Whatever the reason, beach weddings have seen a surge in popularity in the recent past. Many people are opting for seaside weddings to give their special day a touch of the exotic. While many people think that a beach wedding will always translate into having to bankrupt yourself of all your savings, this may not be necessary. There are many ideas that you can use in order to save money. Your wedding does not have to be synonymous with extravagant expenditure. It can be as stylish and elegant as you want it to be even on a minimalistic budget. In this Buzzle article, we give you some cheap ideas for an awesome beach wedding.

While planning your wedding, the first thing that you need to pay attention to, is the venue. Having a wedding on the beach means you need to decide on which beach you are getting married at. Zero in on a beach that is not too far away from your residence. This will save you a lot of time and money, as far as traveling is concerned. One of the ideas that you can use, is to rent a beach house at the location that you have decided. This will cut down your costs drastically where hotel expenses are concerned. You could stay at the beach house before the wedding, and use it as your center for all the planning, and use the same house as the venue for your reception. Before going ahead with this plan though, do find out whether or not, you need a permit for the venue you have decided on. Once you have taken care of the details, your venue will be all set for d day. This is the best way to cut costs for your wedding.

Another important consideration would be the guest list. It is always a good idea to have the wedding ceremony in the presence of a few close friends and family members. Stick to a guest list that comprises people you are in constant contact with. A wedding with a lot of guests may also cause logistical issues. Restricting your guest list also allows you to save on the cost of the wedding invitations. With a beach wedding you can afford to opt for casual invitations. This is one of the ideas that can save you a lot of money. If you have a graphic designer friend, you could ask him to design the invitation for you, and print them out.

You can also save a lot of money on the decorations by opting to use them minimally, and making them yourself. When you have the sea serving as a backdrop for your wedding, you cannot exaggerate the setting with decorations. Keep it minimalistic with silver painted stakes driven into the ground serving as the fencing for the aisle, and huge candles at the end to highlight the same. An evening wedding can be lit perfectly with tiny fairy lights, entwined around the picket fence for a soft romantic glow. You can match the colors of the fairy lights and the stakes, to the beach wedding colors that you have picked out. If you opt to have the wedding in the twilight hours, you can save money on a tent. This is one of the ideas that will save you hundreds and thousands of dollars. Rent chairs for the guests, and arrange the sitting area yourself. You can rent a canopy if you are worried about untimely rain showers. Use candles inside hurricane lamps to light up the area.

One of the main expenses at any wedding is the reception, and you can save money on the reception by hosting it at either the beach house that you have rented, or by having a simple yet elegant wine and cake reception at the beach itself. You could alternatively opt for a local catering company to provide the food, if your budget allows for it.

Lastly, using these ideas does not necessarily mean that your wedding will not be stylish or elegant. In fact, some of the classiest weddings can be organized on some of the most minuscule budgets. You only need to plan it right.

Beach flood problems won

Beach flood problems won

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) Every timeheavy rainpasses through the Oceanfront, one neighborhood gets nailed by floodwater. The city has already started looking at options, but a solution won come quickly or cheaply.

“It pretty much anytime, anytime it rains for any more than 20 minutes, that it. My whole yard is flooded,” Anthony Pullen said. “My backyard is flooded. It standing water, constantly.”

Pullen and his mother, Kathryn, live in an area the city of Virginia Beach calls the lowest point at the Oceanfront the 21st and Baltic Avenue neighborhood. Each heavy rainfall sends Anthony out into the elements to try and protect their home.

“But as soon as the flash floods come, all the leaves from down the street come down here, and I down here with my face cheap jerseys under water pulling all these leaves out of this drain,” Pullen said.

This week flooding devastated their home, and even sandbags couldn keep the floodwater back from rushing inside.

Photos: Flooding at the Oceanfront

The flooding is no secret, even the city knows and said it caused by an old outdated drainage system.

“That is the lowest drainage point at the beach,” Virginia Beach Public Works Department spokesman Drew Lankford said. “From anywhere for $8 to $10 million we can put in a pump station, and that will help until we get this whole system done. Problem is, then we gotta tear it down.”

The city already has a study underway to solve the issue, but they said it will take more than a year to even start the project.

“What they do at this phase is that they identified the problem and possible solutions,” Lankford said. “They have got tolook at the most feasible solution. Regardless of what they come up with, it going tobe a big project and it going tocost a lot of money.”

Back at the lowest point in Virginia Beach, all Anthony can do is fight the rising tide, one storm at a time.

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