The Oldest Wisconsin Home on the Market, Built in 1839, Needs a New Historian-Owner

Because Brian and Diane Stuart weren’t actively looking for a home, you might say this property found them.

“Diane found it, driving around,” says Brian Stuart. The couple wound up buying the five-bedroom, 5,044-square-foot home in Mineral Point, WI, for $170,000 in 2010.

Built in 1839, it’s now for sale, and it’s also the oldest home currently on the market in the Badger State. After they purchased it a decade ago, the couple updated the property and rented it out to visitors in this artsy town 50 miles southwest of Madison, snug in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.

“It’s built like a fortress,” says Brian. “The walls are 16 inches thick. Our dream was to bring it back to its original glory, which we did. We wanted the original footprint, which had large rooms, so people could see what it would have looked like. Some of our bathrooms are the size of

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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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Comcast working toward 10Gbps to your home

These days, when many of us are working from home, having great broadband isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. While I wouldn’t kill for Gigabit internet to my home, I’d consider maiming. Alas, I can’t get it. But, while I’m still worrying over that, Comcast is working toward delivering 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) to homes.

That sound you hear is me crying with longing. 

Comcast has achieved a 10Gbps technical milestone by delivering 1.25Gbps upload and download speeds over a live production network using Network Function Virtualization (NFV) combined with the latest Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) hardware. This is being done with DOCSIS 4. With this cutting-edge cable internet technology, you can expect to see up to 10Gbps speeds downstream and up to 6Gbps upstream capacity over a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network.

In its first real-world test, to a home in Jacksonville, Fla., technicians achieved its

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Owego Home Central store partners with Cornell Cooperative Extension | WIVT

OWEGO, NY – A local hardware and home improvement store is helping raise money this month for a new partner.

Home Central has teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County for their “Round Up for Extension” initiative.

Beginning last Thursday, Home Central customers have been able to round up to the nearest dollar amount during check out to donate to CCE.

Home Central’s General Manager Ryan Rennells says he’s optimistic that people will donate to the cause, and that the store will be doing it’s part as well.

“It’s a great cause. We think people will be more than happy to donate. They do a lot of good in the area. As our part of this, everything that we are able to raise, Home Central is going to match that donation,” says Rennells.

Despite having a COVID-positive customer in late September, the Owego Home Central location remains open,

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Apple Carnegie Library wins American Architecture Award in restoration and renovation category

Architecture studio Foster + Partners has received an American Architecture Award for its renovation and revitalization of the Carnegie Library of Washington D.C., which now hosts Apple Carnegie Library.

Opened in 1903, the building served as Washington D.C.’s first public library and its first desegregated public building. The building, initially designed by Ackerman & Ross, is well known for its Beaux-Arts style that draws heavily from French neoclassicism, gothic, and Renaissance elements.

The building had fallen into disuse between the turn of the twenty-first century and 2017 when Apple began renovating the library into the city’s second Apple Store location, Apple Carnegie Library.

The renovation was undertaken by Foster + Partners, a British international architecture design headquartered in London. The renovation took approximately two years, with the location reopening in May 2019.

The interior has been renovated using materials fitting the historical surroundings and inspired by the distinctive twentieth-century

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KB Home Increases Quarterly Dividend

Company Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend 67% to $.15 Per Share

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase in the Company’s quarterly cash dividend on its common stock to $.15 per share from $.09 per share. This 67% increase raises the Company’s annual dividend rate to $.60 per share from the previous rate of $.36 per share, representing a yield of approximately 1.5%, based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on October 8, 2020.

In addition, the Board of Directors declared the next quarterly cash dividend, at the $.15 per share rate, will be payable on November 26, 2020 to stockholders of record on November 12, 2020.

“As we have become a larger and more profitable company, generating significantly higher operating cash flow, our Board approved a meaningful increase in our cash dividend for the second consecutive year. We are managing

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Golden West embarks on $19M renovation

BOULDER — Golden West Communities, an independent and assisted-living senior housing complex in Boulder, has embarked on a $19.2 million renovation of 310 apartment units.

The renovation project at 1055 Adams Circle will be financed with 4% federal tax credits, a Colorado Housing and Finance Authority loan, Enterprise Community Equity Investor (JP Morgan Chase) and Golden West Communities Inc. owner equity. Golden West is a nonprofit, first organized in 1963 as First Christian Manor Inc.

John McCarthy, Golden West executive director, has been working on the project for much of the past five years.

“We’re very excited about the upgrades,” McCarthy said in a written statement. “First, we completed less obvious improvements such as energy-saving windows, building weatherization and new elevators. Now we’ll get to enjoy many of the aesthetic upgrades, new fixtures and features, such as wall treatments, carpeting, paint and furnishings. While the renovation process may be a

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These Halloween Costume Ideas For Sorority Sisters Were Made For Photoshoots

Your sorority sisters don’t have major plans for Halloween. However, you’re still planning on getting dressed up for a casual night spent in your backyard with tasty concoctions and a camera. On Oct. 31, you’re fully planning on posing with your pumpkin-shaped basket and other whimsical props for Instagram. You just need to decide which of these Halloween costume ideas for sorority sisters you want to bring to life on the spookiest night of the year.

Truth be told, there are so many options, so it’s probably best to decide what “theme” you’re going for. For example, do you want your costumes to make people laugh, say “aww,” or jump out of their seats? Do you want to look like your favorite TV or movie characters, or would you rather be mystical creatures like mermaids, or devils, or ghosts? Once you’ve made a decision, along with your big, little, or

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Taliban Welcomes Trump’s Tweet on Promise to Bring U.S. Troops in Afghanistan ‘Home by Christmas’

The Taliban has welcomed the tweet by President Donald Trump pledging for U.S. troops in Afghanistan to return home before the end of the year, amid concerns that such a move could jeopardize the deal agreed earlier this year aimed at ending two decades of conflict.

a man in a military vehicle: U.S. soldiers arrives at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on September 24, 2017. President Donald Trump has vowed to have American troops there back home by Christmas.

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U.S. soldiers arrives at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on September 24, 2017. President Donald Trump has vowed to have American troops there back home by Christmas.

Just hours after Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, had said that U.S forces in the country would be halved to 2,500 by early 2021, Trump tweeted on Wednesday: “We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!”

The Doha agreement struck in the Qatari capital between the Taliban and the U.S. in February was intended to allow the

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