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Historic preservation awards salute a wine-filled grain elevator, updated factories and other cool restorations (before, after photos)

People who revitalize historic buildings are being honored by the preservation organization Restore Oregon for the impact their improvements have made on their communities.

Recipients of the coveted 2020 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation demonstrated how restoring and updating architectural and cultural sites can create housing that is affordable, incubate new businesses and combat climate change through re-use, explains Peggy Moretti, Restore Oregon’s executive director.

Each of the 11 teams of architects, engineers, designers, contractors, developers, property owners and community leaders selected for the award are being spotlighted in a video released on restoreoregon.org and @restoreoregon.

A virtual event, the DeMuro Awards @Home, will take place on Oct. 22.

Since the program started in 2013, award-winning teams were celebrated at the Restoration Celebration Gala. The fundraising event will be online this year to due to coronavirus pandemic.

Registration is free with a suggested donation of $35. Supporters

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UPDATED; Talladega City BOE approves budget, capital improvement ‘wish list’ | The Daily Home

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact board member Sandra Beavers questioned a series of checks written to one constractor. A previous version said the checks had been written to multiple contractors, but that was incorrect.

TALLADEGA — The Talladega City Board of Education voted 4-0 to approve a budget that included a slight deficit and 3-1 to approve a five-year capital improvement project during a meeting Tuesday evening. 

Board Chair Mary McGhee was not present for the meeting, and board member Sandra Beavers cast the dissenting vote against the capital improvement budget. Beavers did not explain or defend her “no” vote.

Board member Chuck Roberts acted as board chair in McGhee’s absence. The meeting took place on the Zoom platform; Beavers could not be seen at all by the other participants and was late in casting her vote on most occasions.

The capital improvement plan

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Cumberland County home boasts Harrisburg skyline views, updated kitchen: Cool Spaces

This home along the Susquehanna River in Wormleysburg, is close to highways, shopping, restaurants.

It also affords amazing views of the river and Harrisburg city skyline, especially from the front porch.

The living room boasts a brick fireplace and offers spectacular views through large windows. Original pocket doors with glass inserts separate the living room from the kitchen and offer privacy when needed, but still allow plenty of light into the kitchen and dining areas.

The kitchen has been upgraded with granite countertops and mostly stainless steel appliances. A walk-in pantry next to the refrigerator allows easy access. A large bay window in the kitchen continues the theme of allowing light to stream into the home and brighten the mood.

The first floor also has a full bath and a laundry area located in a light-filled hallway.

Another room that could be used as an owner’s suite or a family

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