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Method Machine Tools’ Detroit open house

Method Machine Tools’ Detroit open houseNews from Today’s Medical Developments:
Wixom, Michigan – Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be holding an open house to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the opening of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center at  50531 Varsity Court in Wixom, Michigan. The open house will take place on May 6-2, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day. To register or for more information, please visit www.methodsmachine.com/news-events/openhouse.aspx. 
Methods will have the following machines from its partners in productivity on display: 
The YASDA line will feature the YBM-640V-VIII CNC [...] Continue Reading…

Hardware Tip of the Week: Make Your Home Unappealing to Thieves before …

Hardware Tip of the Week: Make Your Home Unappealing to Thieves before …News from Island Gazette:
Sponsored by:ISLAND TRUE VALUE TACKLE & HARDWARE801 N. Lake Park Blvd.   Carolina Beach, NC  28428 Phone: (910) 458-3049  Fax: (910) 458-0988 www.islandtacklehardware.com
Vacation: Nothing ruins a great getaway like coming home to realize you’ve had unwelcome house guests. To help avoid being burglarized take the following pre-vacation steps:1. Call the post office to stop mail and suspend newspaper delivery2. Get a few timers to turn several lights, the TV or radio on and off during [...] Continue Reading…

Right at Home: Tricks, Tools for Organizing the Kitchen

Right at Home: Tricks, Tools for Organizing the KitchenNews from ABC News:

If you’ve lived with your kitchen for awhile, chances are you’ve got drawers full of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you just hate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a well-organized kitchen that makes food preparation a pleasure?
Some of the latest ideas and products for whipping a kitchen into shape:
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DIVIDE AND CONQUER
Kitchens function best when divided into work zones, says Josee Berlin, an interior designer for Ikea USA. She cites three: storage (fridge/freezer/pantry), washing (sink/dishwasher) and cooking [...] Continue Reading…

Now is the time to save some ‘green’ on gardening tools, plants

Now is the time to save some ‘green’ on gardening tools, plantsNews from Bellingham Herald:
Question: My husband and I really enjoy the shopping tips you give out each month for home-related items. What are your best buys for April?
Answer: Some great bargains can be found this month for personal items that most property owners use, whether it’s in the kitchen or outside the house.
With spring getting into full swing, you’ll save lots of “green” by focusing on your lawn or garden. Deals on new lawnmowers typically peak in April, [...] Continue Reading…

Newcastle pensioner needed 50 stitches to a head wound after falling on tools …

Newcastle pensioner needed 50 stitches to a head wound after falling on tools …News from ChronicleLive:
WARNING: Contains images of injuries
This is the face of a pensioner who suffered horrific injuries after falling on tools left by workers in her own home.
Disfigured Mary Riley, 69, needed 50 stitches in a head wound stretching from her eye to the top of her head after the incident.
She landed on a power saw and a shovel in sheltered accommodation at Iris Steedman House, Newcastle, near St James’ Park.
Officials at social housing provider Your [...] Continue Reading…

Learning the tools and treats of house swaps

Learning the tools and treats of house swapsNews from Boston Globe (subscription):
Everybody has her own comfort level in today’s “sharing economy.”
The thought of sharing a ride or a room with a stranger makes me squirm, whatever the price.
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But I have no problem letting someone stay in my house when I’m not there, if it helps me pay for a vacation. And the price is always right with an international house exchange: free.
A house swap erases the cost of accommodations and takes much of the pressure out of [...] Continue Reading…

Learning the tools and treats of house swaps

Learning the tools and treats of house swapsNews from Boston Globe (subscription):
Everybody has her own comfort level in today’s “sharing economy.”
The thought of sharing a ride or a room with a stranger makes me squirm, whatever the price.
Continue reading below

But I have no problem letting someone stay in my house when I’m not there, if it helps me pay for a vacation. And the price is always right with an international house exchange: free.
A house swap erases the cost of accommodations and takes much of the pressure out of [...] Continue Reading…

Bills addressing NC gas tax, incentives undergo House debate

Bills addressing NC gas tax, incentives undergo House debateNews from WXII The Triad:
A House panel has approved a measure sought by Gov. Pat McCrory to expand or extend the economic incentives offered by North Carolina government to recruit companies.

The House Finance Committee voted Tuesday to recommend a measure that in part provides more financial capacity to the state’s chief incentives tool – now known as the Job Development Investment Grant.
The measure passed by a more than 3-to-1 margin although some Republican lawmakers say targeted incentives are not effective or [...] Continue Reading…

Forklift tools stolen from Scranton man’s home

Forklift tools stolen from Scranton man’s homeNews from Scranton Times-Tribune:
SCRANTON — More than $ 5,000 in heavy machinery tools were stolen from a city man’s property sometime over the past 1½ months, police said.
James Eastman reported to city police around 4:11 p.m. Thursday that forklift truck parts were stolen from a fenced area outside near his house in the 1600 block of North Main Avenue, Lt. Glenn Thomas said.
Among the stolen parts were two forks that can be attached to the truck, Lt. Thomas said. The last time [...] Continue Reading…

Forklift tools stolen from city man’s home

Forklift tools stolen from city man’s homeNews from Scranton Times-Tribune:

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Published: March 21, 2015

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SCRANTON — More than $ 5,000 in heavy machinery tools were stolen from a city man’s property sometime over the past 1½ months, police said.
James Eastman reported to city police around 4:11 p.m. Thursday that forklift truck parts were stolen from a fenced area outside near his house in the 1600 block of North Main Avenue, Lt. Glenn Thomas said.
Among the stolen parts were two forks that can be attached to the truck, Lt. [...] Continue Reading…