• Home Improvement

    City of Parkersburg accepting applications for Emergency Home Improvement grants

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Parkersburg residents have an opportunity to improve their own homes all on the city’s dime. It’s all part of the 2022 Emergency Home Repair Program. This program is available to Parkersburg residents who are at or below 60% of the area median income. Andrew Thomas, Development Projects Administrator for the City of Parkersburg says homeowners can receive up to $6,000 to repair their roofs, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical issues or plumbing problems. Thomas says these grants help the city reach its goal of having more safe and adorable housing for homeowners and renters. “We  

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  • Art & Entertainment

    Your winter arts and entertainment guide for New York City 2021

    Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Winter is right around the corner. Though the temperature is cooling down, there are still plenty of arts-related activities to explore throughout New York City.  Here are a few art exhibits and attractions that you can check out this winter. Suzanne Scott — “Boy, That Was Fast,” The Catskills368 Broadway, Suite #410, Tribeca. Dec. 3 through 30 Opening on Dec. 1, Suzanne Scott is bringing her thumbprint portraits to a solo show at The Catskills  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Here’s when this special occasion and fast-fashion retailer will open at the Capital City Mall

    Windsor, a special occasion and fast-fashion retailer, that has about 230 stores in 42 states, plans extreme growth in 2021 and 2022 with the addition of another 150 stores. One of those stores will open in the midstate. “The velocity of our business has increased substantially since the first of the year,” Leon Zekaria, CEO of Windsor said in a press release. “Post-pandemic Windsor is positioned in an ideal spot to capitalize on the return to normalcy and deliver accessible fashion for all the social events in our customers’ lives. The rapid increase in our store expansion plan is an  

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  • Computer & Technology

    Computer vision e-scooter technology to be trialled in UK city

    Shared e-scooter operator Voi will launch what claims to be the world’s first large-scale pilot of computer vision on e-scooters in the UK city of Northampton, later this month.   The two-stage pilot involves installing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can detect when an e-scooter leaves the road and rides on a pavement, or when the vehicle is parked incorrectly.   Voi has an exclusive licence to operate in Northampton as part of the British government’s national trial of e-scooters, which started last year and runs until spring 2022.   Lane segmentation   Voi is working on the project with Irish micromobility start-up Luna 

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  • Home Improvement

    City already approving home improvement grants for northwest area | News

    When Owensboro City Commissioners approved the creation of “community catalyst grants” in April, the idea was to give developers access to funds to fix and improve homes in northwest area, without having to go through the red tape associated with federal grants. Since then, the program has resulted in almost $300,000 in private dollars being committed to northwest home and rental rehab projects. That’s more than double the amount of city grant funds approved so far. “It’s going to be a lot of local dollars invested, but the community deserves that,” said city Community Development Director Abby Shelton on Friday. 

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