Monthly Archives: June 2012

Vendor Nathan Roper passes away…

June 29, 2012
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Vendor Nathan Roper passes away…

What SR meant to Nathan in 2011. Street Roots is sad to report that one of our vendors, Nathan Roper, passed away this week. Nathan passed away at a Portland hospital after having a heart attack on the streets. He was 52 years old. Nathan was a longtime street artist and poet who lived on…

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Food, Fun and Funk: Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates Its 46th Year!

June 28, 2012
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Food, Fun and Funk: Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates Its 46th Year!

I have attended the Smithsonian Folklife Festival every year since I moved here. And I am a big fan of this event on the National Mall that features art, dance, food, storytelling and other exhibits that highlight various American and international cultures. So when I was asked to supply huge amounts of my soaps and such for sale at…

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The Creeks Are Silent.

June 28, 2012
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The Creeks Are Silent.

We finally planted a rain garden this year. And now there’s been little to no rain. That was the end of May. And now it’s June 28th. According the U.S. Climate Data website, Barrington, Illinois averages 4.25 inches of rain in June. According to the Illinois State Climatologist Office, we’ve gotten about one to 1.5 inches so far. Ouch.…

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Good Gift Ideas: Meaningful Pictures in Elegant Green Picture Frames

June 28, 2012
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Good Gift Ideas: Meaningful Pictures in Elegant Green Picture Frames

It’s really hard to get good gifts for other people. You have to worry about size of clothing, dietary restrictions, or if what you like and think is beautiful will match the taste of the person to whom you are sending it ! That is one of the reasons I prefer to send a gift…

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Bring New Life to Your Vintage House Parts

June 27, 2012
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Springtime is finely here, and with it brings the need for many of us to clean out the old. This often includes remodeling, whether it’s a full-on construction/rebuild or a small project like updating a favorite piece of furniture. By taking a chair or table, having it stripped and refinished, a room can take on…

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Answers to a Few Common Questions About Painting Your Home

June 27, 2012
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My house was painted two years ago, and I already have mold and mildew forming in a couple places? Why? The northwest has a wet and damp climate, the perfect formula for mold and mildew to grow. Most high-quality paints have Mildewcide (a mildew control for wood surfaces) added to them, but given time they…

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Remodeling a Vintage Kitchen

June 27, 2012
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The reality is that most of us live in relatively modest houses where space is limited. If your house was built around the turn of the 20th Century you have probably inherited an outdated and inefficient kitchen along with the period charm. Kitchens were designed differently a hundred years ago, and without retrofits, they rarely…

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Better Know Preserve

June 27, 2012
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“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is a mantra that is familiar to us all. These three Rs also make up the core mission of Certified B Corp Preserve in a very real way. Probably best known for recycling Stonyfield yogurt cups into toothbrushes, Preserve uses recycling in innovative ways to encourage a reduction of waste, promote the…

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A Look Inside A Logo Design

June 27, 2012
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Over the years we’ve developed a process to ensure that each logo we create is not only original, but fits the client’s needs and business. This process is important to ensure success, because only after full exploration and understanding are … Related posts: Thinking about “crowdsourcing” your logo? Design is a Service – Doing Business…

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Join Us in Brooklyn for the Renegade Craft Fair!

June 26, 2012
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Join Us in Brooklyn for the Renegade Craft Fair!

We are delighted to once again be among the artists exhibiting at the wonderful Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn! The fair is being held on June 23 + 24, 2012 from 11am-7pm each day at the East River State Park (aka the Williamsburg Waterfront), at N. 8th St. and Kent Ave. We will be at Booth 83.…

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