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Substitute teacher turns garden shed into used bookstore

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Substitute teacher Kevin Stebner moonlights as the operator of a used book store — and you can find it in his backyard.

Situated in the Beltline and run out of a tiny green shack, the inside of Shed Books is illuminated by strings of lights and crammed with literature.

It also features old dishes and a lawn mower, because in spite of the books his patrons come to peruse, it remains a functioning shed for Stebner and his husband, Joe.

And though the space itself might seem quirky, Stebner came by the job honestly.

‘The used industry in Calgary is pretty slim, so there actually aren’t a lot of used bookstores anymore. So this is just a means to have a place to have those books find new homes,’ Stebner said. (Elizabeth Withey/CBC)

He previously worked at as a manager of a bookstore and missed it, Stebner said.

It was

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Ben Ortwein’s putter, Grace Sanborn’s irons, Evelyn Wong’s bathroom break and Jordan Barker’s chill mood lead to gold

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Ben Ortwein spent hours during the COVID-19 pandemic putting in his basement.



a man holding a baseball bat on a field: Notre Dame-Green Pond's Ben Ortwein won the District 11 Class 2A boys golf tournament title thanks to a stellar round of putting Wednesday at Steel Club in Hellertown.


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Notre Dame-Green Pond’s Ben Ortwein won the District 11 Class 2A boys golf tournament title thanks to a stellar round of putting Wednesday at Steel Club in Hellertown.

The Notre Dame-Green Pond junior was not pleased with that part of his golf game after winning the 2019 Colonial League title and …

“It was atrocious,” he said Wednesday. “It was so bad.

“I’m glad all those hours paid off.”

Ortwein completed a stellar round at the District 11 Class 2A golf championships with a 3-over-par 75 to beat Central Catholic’s Nathan Meyers by a shot for the gold medal.



a person swinging a golf club: Moravian Academy golfer Grace Sanborn reacts after draining a birdie put on the ninth green Monday during the Colonial League golf championships at Bethlehem Golf Club. r


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Moravian Academy golfer Grace Sanborn reacts after draining a birdie put on the ninth green Monday during the Colonial League golf championships at Bethlehem Golf

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Finding Joy And Peace In The Kitchen With Emily Hutchinson

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“Cookies are my life.”

That quote could be attributed to any one of us, but this week, those words were uttered by none other than the cookie queen herself, Emily Hutchinson. 

On today’s episode of the L.A. Weekly Podcast, host and Publisher Brian Calle, along with Food Editor Michele Steuven, chats with Emily about all things baking. 

Emily has built a brand around her expertise in creating and decorating cookies, as both a bestselling author of Creative Cookie Decorating and a regular on Hallmark’s Home and Family, including a seat as a judge on Hallmark Drama’s Christmas Cookie Matchup. Her YouTube channel has over 3 million views, and her Instagram – cleverly titled “@the_hutch_oven” – has a loyal following of 113K. 

Most of us, even cake-hating Brian, like cookies. But how does someone turn a beloved dessert into a career?

“It started when I was little – way

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Drive-In movies coming to Cultura Beer Garden just in time for Halloween

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Laredo film lovers have not had much to celebrate recently, with closures announced at two major Laredo theaters — the Alamo Drafthouse and Regal Cinema — and the delay of a number of big-budget movies. However, local nonprofit Laredo Film Society is doing all it can to keep the love of cinema alive in Laredo.

In partnership with Cultura Beer Garden, the organization is hosting a series of drive-in movies designed to give locals a safe, movie-going experience amid restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In celebration of the Halloween season, the movies selected for the series are all designed to get Laredoans in a spooky mood.


On Saturday, October 17, a screening of 1985 Italian horror film “Phenomena”. Directed by horror master Dario Argento and starring a young Jennifer Connelly in the lead role, the film tells the tale of a teen girl who

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Police ask public to help identify man who they say kept woman from leaving locker room bathroom

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Authorities asked the public Wednesday to help identify a man who they said prevented a woman from leaving a locker room bathroom at a clinic in Hillcrest over the summer.

The man is wanted on suspicion of false imprisonment in connection with the incident, which occurred about 11:15 a.m. Aug. 20 at UC San Diego Airway Research & Clinical Trials Center on Dickinson Street.

Authorities said the man pictured walked into a locker room at a Hillcrest clinic and kept a woman from leaving a restroom.

Authorities said the man pictured walked into a locker room at a Hillcrest clinic and kept a woman from leaving a restroom.

(San Diego County Crime Stoppers)

Authorities said the man blocked the 30-year-old woman’s path when she tried to walk out of the bathroom, asking her, “Do you want this?” while gesturing to his body. The man walked out of the bathroom but held onto the exterior door knob to keep the woman from locking the door.

The man walked into the bathroom and blocked

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Milwaukee bar Brothers expands, reopens with new menu, TVs, patio

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Brothers Bar and Grill is reopening at 1213 N. Water St. on Oct. 8. It is twice the size of its previous space and now has a full kitchen, 45 TVs, outdoor beer garden and more. (Photo: Jordyn Noennig)

Brothers Bar and Grill is new and improved, and ready to reopen in Milwaukee. 

The Water Street bar closed in November to prepare for an expansion that combined its previous space with the next-door space, the former Milwaukee Moulding & Frame building. 

After almost a year it is reopening an 8,000-square-foot space that includes ample seating, an arcade and dance floor. There are 45 TVs throughout the building for game watching and 40 draft lines for beers. A 2,000-square-foot beer garden is outside. 

“It’s unrecognizable from before,” said

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Kitchen United CEO Jim Collins exits ghost kitchen company

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Kitchen United, a pioneer in the emerging ghost kitchen space, announced Wednesday the departure of CEO Jim Collins, who played an instrumental role in developing the company’s string of rent-a-kitchen facilities in major U.S. markets.

He left to focus on personal endeavors, the Pasadena, Calif.-based company said. Michael Montagano, the company’s former chief financial officer and treasurer, has been named CEO. Chief Marketing Officer Joy Lai has taken over the role of chief operating officer. 

She and Montagano will work together to shepherd the company through its next round of growth, where demand is at an all-time high for its ghost kitchen facilities. Since the beginning of the year, volume at its centers, on a monthly basis, has increased 400% to 500%, Montagano told Nation’s Restaurant News in a phone interview

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Amazon Prime Day Kitchen Deals That You Need to Check Out Now

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Kitchen appliances, as much as we love them, can be super pricey. Amazon Prime Day, which runs October 13-14, is almost here to give you the perfect opportunity to get appliances you’ve been dreaming about at a discount.  From high-quality cookware from beloved brands to trendy appliances, there’s plenty of kitchen essential deals to shop guilt-free. Aspiring chefs and people who use their oven to store shoes—we’re looking at you, Carrie Bradshaw—can find gadgets that’ll make cooking and baking easier without breaking the bank.

Prime Day is basically the sale that kicks off the holiday sale season, so it’s a great opportunity to get a jump start on holiday shopping, whether you’re shopping for you or looking for a gift for a loved one. In order to shop all of Amazon’s great deals, you’ll need to be a member of Amazon Prime. If you aren’t, don’t fret—you can sign up

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Pamela Shamshiri’s 7 Kitchen Design Essentials

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Great barstools

When it comes to kitchen stools, it’s important to get it right. Shamshiri swears by the popular BassamFellows Tractor bar stools. The Square Guest stool by BDDW is another favorite. “This has become our new go-to stool because the legs don’t splay out,” she says. “Kids have an easier time with this one. It’s very indestructible and it’s more comfortable than it looks.”

Statement tile

Throughout Studio Shamshiri’s kitchens, you’ll see tile being used over and over again, in numerous forms, colors, and applications. In a Manhattan loft, BDDW tiles add a handcrafted touch. Shamshiri is also a big fan of zellige tile—“it’s one of the oldest processes as far as making tiles,” she explains. “There’s something appetizing and yummy about that.” 

Floors are another opportunity to create a striking tile moment. One project shows a black terra-cotta tile floor, while another features reclaimed cement tile in a

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The Complete Bathroom Remodel Checklist For Maryland Homeowners

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A little planning ahead of time will ensure you get the new bathroom of your dreams.
A little planning ahead of time will ensure you get the new bathroom of your dreams. (Shutterstock)

But there’s more to it than just picking up the phone to call a professional bathroom remodeler. Think through these five steps before reaching out.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal

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