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Home Improvement: Steps for hanging holiday lights outdoors – Salisbury Post

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It begins to look a lot like Christmas when twinkling lights brighten up homes inside and out. Few things liven up the season more than holiday decorations, particularly clear and colored lights. Prior to taking out the lights, ladder and thermos of coffee to get you through the job, it’s important to note that there are right and wrong ways to hang holiday lights.

• Sketch out your plan. Start by taking a few photos of your home from various vantage points. Print out the photos on regular paper so that you can draw your lighting arrangement and decoration placement right on the photos to see how things will look.

• Measure the area. Use a measuring tape to roughly measure the width and height of eaves or other areas of the home where you plan to hang light strands. Calculate how much overall footage you will need

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Tim Griffin, The Kitchen’s Director and Chief Curator, Steps Down

A search for Griffin’s successor is being conducted by Isaacson Miller.

Tim Griffin, The Kitchen's Director and Chief Curator, Steps Down

The Kitchen has announced that its director and chief curator, Tim Griffin, will be stepping down from the position at the end of this year.

During his tenure, Griffin organized with The Kitchen team significant projects by artists including Chantal Akerman, ANOHNI, Charles Atlas, Gretchen Bender, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ralph Lemon, Aki Sasamoto, and Tyshawn Sorey, among many others, in addition to thematic exhibitions such as “From Minimalism into Algorithm.” The organization also developed new initiatives and programs including “The Kitchen L.A.B.,” an interdisciplinary discussion series which keyed thematic seasons since 2012; and the electronic music series “Synth Nights.” Following the spread of COVID-19, the organization also launched The Kitchen Broadcast and revised its residencies to operate with a TV studio model.

During the past two years, Griffin has focused on fundraising in anticipation of The Kitchen’s 50th anniversary in

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A CFP lays out 5 steps to take today to buy your first home

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If you’re thinking about buying a home, there’s a lot to consider. The process of buying a home really starts well before you even start shopping for a house — there’s likely a lot of saving and preparation to do before you reach that point.

But, the sooner you start the process, the sooner you can buy.

Financial planner Riley Poppy of Ignite Financial Planning in Seattle, Washington says there are five steps to take now for anyone who’s considering buying a home. 

Consider the non-financial side of owning a home — is it something you’re ready for?

Buying a house is a big commitment — it’s so much more

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Two steps President Trump could take now to secure missile defense improvements

In his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination, President Donald Trump said that in a second term, “We will win the race to 5G, and build the world’s best cyber and missile defense.”

On the last issue — missile defense — there are actions President Trump can and should take now, with only a few weeks left until election day, to make necessary improvements.

First, reverse the Pentagon’s decision to give more authority over the Missile Defense Agency to the office of cost assessment and program evaluation (CAPE) while creating more bureaucratic oversight. These moves will create more obstacles to thwart the President’s agenda and will drastically slow MDA’s ability to develop and field missile defense capabilities to meet rapidly emerging threats.

We understand fully the intent to reduce risk in acquisitions, but the purpose of the MDA is to conduct research and development and deliver new and ever-evolving

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7 Steps To An Organized, Good-Looking Kitchen

Thanks to their role as gathering space and a source of meals, kitchens tend to be the unofficial drop spot for all things life. Think rogue mail, loose keys, discarded backpacks, stacks of schoolwork, you name it.

If all you see when you enter your kitchen are things that shouldn’t really be there, you might begin to wonder if all of those immaculately clean and well-designed versions on your social feeds are simply a figment of imagination. News flash: They aren’t! In fact, it’s totally possible for your space to be just as enviable.

Here are seven ways you can take your space from messy and drab to immaculate and well-styled.

Bust all that clutter

There’s nothing worse than trying to decorate around clutter, says Monique Valeris, senior home editor for Good Housekeeping. First, tackle any excess on the counters as you can, and employ space-saving ways to store the

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Titans safety steps up, aids in son’s surprise home delivery

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife's contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital.

FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital.

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Titans safety Kevin Byard and his wife didn’t plan on having their baby at home, though now he has a story he’ll be able to tell his son forever.

The two-time defensive captain with the most interceptions in the NFL over the past three seasons wound up delivering his son, Kevin Leon Byard IV, at home last month when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital.

“One of those deals where we

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Titans safety steps up, aids in son’s surprise home delivery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans safety Kevin Byard and his wife didn’t plan on having their baby at home, though now he has a story he’ll be able to tell his son forever.



FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife's contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)


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FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

The two-time defensive caption with the most interceptions in the NFL over the past three seasons wound up delivering his son, Kevin Leon Byard IV, at home last month when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to

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Rosie on the House: What are the first steps to bringing mom and dad home? |

Climbing steps is an impossibility for many. One solution is to make sure that everything your folks need is on the main level.

If access to the second floor is essential, there are automated chair lifts that will take your loved one up the stairs on the inside of your home ($1,800-$3,500).

If there are steps leading into the house, it may be necessary to build a ramp. To keep the ramp from becoming too steep the ramp length should be at least 22 feet long for one step, 34 feet for two steps and 51 feet for three steps, according to the Certified Living in Place Institute.

Thresholds can make getting in the house with a wheelchair or walker quite difficult. Portable ramps offer a great solution. They should have a high traction surface and be able to handle hundreds of pounds ($450-$900).

In many homes, doorways can be

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