Every Single Color of the Year for 2024 (So Far!)

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All of the Colors of the Year for 2024 So FarAnna Efetova

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It’s fall, which means Color of the Year season is in full swing for 2024! Every year, paint and wood stain brands alike do heavy research—looking at color trends, sending out surveys, and tapping their own tastemakers—to forecast a color that’ll embody the upcoming year’s essence. These picks will influence everything from home design to fashion. Not to mention, they’re an excuse to give your life a little color-themed refresh.

Last year, the colors leaned toward warm hues that promoted creativity. This year, they’re all about comfort, versatility, and a continued connection to nature—from a grounding soft black, to an uplifting sky blue, to a muted olive green. Since there are so many options to choose from,

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5 Must-Have Black Antique Hardware Pieces for Your Home


5 Must-Have Black Antique Hardware Pieces for Your Home

In the vast realm of home decor, black antique hardware stands out as a timeless choice, seamlessly blending elegance with functionality. The dark allure and vintage charm of these pieces add a layer of sophistication and uniqueness to any space. Here are five must-have black antique hardware pieces that can elevate the aesthetic of your home, making every corner speak volumes about your distinctive style.

1. Black Antique Door Knobs:

A door is the first interaction one has with any room, and what better way to make a lasting impression than with exquisite black antique door knobs? These pieces, often adorned with intricate designs and a rich, dark finish, add a touch of elegance and history to your doors. The contrast of the black hardware against the door, whether it’s painted a light hue or a dark tone, makes a bold statement, welcoming guests with a blend of luxury Read the rest

Olive Garden, LongHorn offset Darden’s fine dining softness

Darden Restaurants beat quarterly sales and profit expectations thanks to a big assist from its Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse brands. Consolidated same-store sales grew by 5%, despite a 2.8% decline in the company’s fine dining segment.

LongHorn Steakhouse same-store sales were up 8.1%. Olive Garden, which represents about 45% of the company’s revenue, increased its same-store sales by 6.1%. The chain is bringing back its Never-Ending Pasta Bowl next week to maintain that momentum during a typically slower period, as families head back to school. Olive Garden brought the promotion back around the same time last year after a two-year hiatus, which exceeded expectations and kept traffic higher than segment averages in the quarter. It will remain the same price as last year’s promotion, starting at $13.99 and an additional $4.99 for certain protein toppings, such as meatballs, Italian sausage, and crispy chicken.

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New garden center among recent upgrades at Saline’s Tractor Supply Co. store

SALINE, MI — Customers shopping at Saline’s Tractor Supply Co. can expect some new features the next time they stop in.

The store at 111 Sage Court recently underwent a remodel and added new features, including a garden center, a redesigned store layout and in-store technology upgrades.

The new garden center is filled with an assortment of lawn and garden products including annuals, perennials, shrubs, decorative accent plants, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables.

“We are excited for customers to visit our new space, especially the garden center that offers more products than ever before,” Rachel Aughton, manager of the Saline Tractor Supply store manager, said in a statement. “Whether you’re a first time-gardener or a professional, the garden center has all your gardening and landscaping needs.”

The location has also improved its layout and added a new customer service hub with upgraded digital tools to help customers. The store also

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FORT MYERS | Home Depot Foundation, Inspiritus rebuild homes in Harlem Heights

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Local veteran Leon and his wife Julia waited out Hurricane Ian in their Harlem Heights home. A boat rescued them with 3.5 feet of water in their house. The couple has been displaced from their home since the storm. Their neighbor Lester, also a veteran, got five feet of flooding in his home and lived in his car and now a FEMA trailer in his front yard.

The Home Depot Foundation’s 50 volunteers and the non-profit organization Inspiritus mudded walls, replaced doors, floors, trim, kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.

Inspiritus President and CEO John Moeller said, “I think hope abounds and hope abounds because Inspiritus is still on the ground and The Home Depot Foundation has not forgotten about these homeowners.”

Both Leon and Lester are two of the nine homeowners whom the Home Depot Foundation will rebuild and repair their homes starting Tuesday.

After Hurricane

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‘This is our beginning:’ Iconic Cudahy railroad depot in jeopardy, historical society raising funds for restoration efforts

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) — What’s the cost when it comes to saving history?

That’s the potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars question for the Cudahy Historical Society (CHS), which was created in the 1970s to restore and preserve the iconic railroad depot on Kinnickinnick Avenue. 

The depot itself was built in 1892 after a man named Patrick Cudahy and his family purchased 700 acres to build a meat-packing plant just south of Milwaukee.

They decided to create the train station so plant employees would be able to have transportation, which would eventually lead to them living in the area.

14 years later, and the city they built the depot in would become what we now know as Cudahy.

“It’s been around since before the city was even a city!” exclaimed Cheryl Orlando, the vice president of the CHS. “Patrick Cudahy and this depot are what made Cudahy.”

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Amazon Blows Out End-to-End Supply Chain Offering

If there’s anyone who can grab the brass ring of a true end-to-end supply chain offering, which many providers have talked up for years and worked to cobble together, the smart money would be on Amazon, as the company awaits the hammer drop of an FTC antitrust action.

Ahead of its Accelerate seller conference in Seattle, running today and Thursday, Amazon announced a raft of interconnected services Tuesday, branded as Supply Chain by Amazon. It handles everything from logistics and forwarding from point of origin all the way to the customer’s door. For the first time, Amazon is offering its sellers bulk storage, distribution and replenishment across channels from the same optimized inventory pool, including retail stores.

In essence, Amazon is building a walled garden of supply chain and logistics services such that its sellers, who make up more than 60% of Amazon.com sales, incented through programs and discounts, need

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Office Depot to close in November | News

The Office Depot located in the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 5420 S. Lake Park Ave., will close its doors in November. 

“We’ll wind down operations at this location, and it would just be simply for anyone picking up remaining fixtures and stuff like that, so it won’t be open to the public after that date,” said interim manager Stephen S., a 15-year Office Depot employee. The store’s final day in business will be Saturday, Nov. 11.

“It’s been here for quite a while, so there’s a strong tie for a lot of customers in the area,” he said. “The news is obviously kind of a shock to everyone … Hyde Park customers (say the area) is really underserved.” 

The retail chain sells everything from basic office supplies to furniture and offers printing, copying, faxing, shredding and shipping services. It also has an in-store IT help desk.   

Signs went up in

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South Dakota furniture store owner foils multi-state scam that targeted woman with dementia

YANKTON, S.D. (KTIV) – A scam artist, with contacts right here in the U.S., nearly took a Yankton, South Dakota, woman’s money, furniture and dignity.

But a quick-thinking furniture salesman stopped the scam in its tracks. KTIV is Digging Deeper, investigating how a scammer targeted a 71-year-old woman with dementia, and what brought the whole plot to a screeching halt.

In this case, the scammers went deep enough to find out that the woman had dementia, that she lived in Yankton, South Dakota, and because she didn’t have a car, the scammers needed to call a taxi to take her to the bank and other stores.

The primary scammer, who called himself “David,” even paid her phone bill one time, because he knew he needed to keep her phone on to keep the scam going. To the scammer, it was likely a return on investment.

Barbara Stahlecker raced from her

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Pa. jail guard who missed killer’s escape is fired, as hunt for fugitive focuses on botanic garden

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A prison tower guard has been fired after letting a murderer slip away on his watch in a brazen daytime escape, officials said Friday, as the nine-day-old search pressed on amid southeastern Philadelphia suburbs, farmland and a vast botanical garden.

News of the firing came as the searchers’ ranks grew overnight, focusing on the area around Longwood Gardens, where the fugitive inmate has been spotted before.

Danelo Souza Cavalcante, 34, escaped while awaiting transfer to state prison on Aug. 31 after being sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in 2021. Prosecutors say he wanted to stop her from telling police that he’s wanted over a killing in his home country of Brazil.

Authorities have described Cavalcante as extremely dangerous. With the search in its second week, nervous residents remain alert for any sign of him. Police believe Cavalcante has been spotted

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