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Dauphin County hideaway home on wooded lot boasts chef’s kitchen, 3 levels of decks: Cool Spaces

Situated on almost four acres of wooded land, this home sits tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Derry Woods development.

Every view is one of natural beauty thanks to large windows and three levels of decks and balconies. Natural plantings in the front and back attract wildlife.

Inside, wooden floors can be found throughout the home. A dining room flows into a chef’s kitchen with two ovens, two microwaves, two sinks, a large island and plenty of storage space.

Counter seating is available in the kitchen as well as in an adjoining great room with vaulted ceilings, skylights and fireplace.

The master suite has its own balcony, large windows overlooking the backyard and a walk-in closet and a master bath.

The finished lower level offers a huge amount of living space with a TV and game areas and large bonus space with a wet bar, bedroom with a

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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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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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8 smart ways to keep cool in the kitchen this summer

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Summer can really turn up the heat in your kitchen; here’s how to keep cool with summer recipes and smart cooking tips for when it’s just too hot. While a warm and cozy kitchen feels nice in the winter, it can be stifling when temperatures ramp up in the summer. Using large appliances, such as your oven or stove, can make your kitchen too hot to handle. The heat can even spread to other areas of your home and make your air conditioning work overtime. But you don’t have to choose between cooking and staying cool this summer. Try these strategies for keeping yourself well-fed without wilting.

1. Stay hydrated

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Hydration is the No. 1 rule for any summer activity, and cooking is no exception — even if you’re indoors. If you’re working in the kitchen, always have a glass of water with ice ready to drink from

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