Avondale residents asked to give input on planned Innovation Greenway

CINCINNATI — While plans and construction are moving forward in the research and tech-focused Uptown Innovation Corridor in Avondale, there are also plans to make sure there is space for gatherings, walks and biking.

“We knew that to truly distinguish this Innovation Corridor from those across the country, we really needed a unique place making feature and a place to gather,” said Beth Robinson, president and CEO of the Uptown Consortium.

Robinson said within the innovation corridor, there will be one large dedicated green space located in the northeast quadrant of planned Cincinnati research hub at Reading Road and Martin Luther King Drive. It’s called the Innovation Greenway and it would open up areas of the development for recreation. Robinson said they want the planning of the green space to be a collaborative effort, especially for Avondale residents.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 2:00 p.m., a virtual open house will

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Jungalow’s Justina Blakeney shares her boho decor secrets

We are all works in progress; even the successful women you see owning it on Instagram faced stumbling blocks along the way and continue to work hard to stay at the top of their game. In this series, we’re sitting down with the people that inspire us to find out: How’d they do it? And what is success really like? This is “Getting There.”

Justina Blakeney is an artist and designer known for her bright and bold interiors style, which usually includes a houseplant or two (or three … or 10). She’s also the author of the “The New Bohemians” and the creator of Jungalow, which started as a blog in 2009 and has since morphed into an online shop for colorful home goods and decor. Through Jungalow, she has collaborated with Anthropologie, Target and more.

But before launching her own brand, Blakeney worked dozens of jobs trying to find

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Louisiana family sues school system for suspending 4th grader who had a BB gun in his room during online school

HARVEY, La. — The family of a Louisiana fourth-grader is suing the public school system that suspended him after a teacher spotted a BB gun in his room during an online class session.

The lawsuit filed Friday in Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court seeks monetary damages from the Jefferson Parish school system, a hearing by school officials on the decision to discipline the boy as well as an opportunity for him to make up any work he missed during the six days he was suspended from class, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported.

Ka’Mauri Harrison, who is Black, was taking a test during an online class Sept. 11 when his brother walked into the room they share and tripped over a BB gun on the floor, according to a school behavior report. It said Ka’Mauri left his seat, out of view of the teacher, and returned with “what appeared to

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Learn How to Make Games with Tons of Online Training + Get Subscriptions to PlayStation Plus & a Top VPN

Whether you love single-player adventures, battle royale extravaganzas, or anything in between, it’s safe to say that everyone plays video games for different reasons. Some enjoy the thrill of exploring virtual worlds. Others want to compete with friends and strangers to claim victory at the end of a well-fought match. Many more spend days, if not weeks, in their favorite titles to unlock achievements and complete games in their entirety.

No matter why you like to play games, you’ve probably thought about transforming your love for video games into a career in the gaming industry. If that’s the case, you’ll find this bundle of online resources, as well as the extra perks that come with it, a fantastic deal.

The Game Developer and Player Bundle Ft. PlayStation Plus teaches you how to create amazing games of your own with a lifetime membership to The School of Game Design and 40

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This Tim Burton Batmobile Body For Sale Is A Blank Slate

a car parked on pavement near a forest: 1989 Batmobile Body

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1989 Batmobile Body

It lacks the mechanicals, an interior, and the chassis.

Hollywood helped make the automobile an star, and a some visionary directors have provided us with some true icons. One that we enjoy is Tim Burton’s Art Deco Batmobile that first appeared in his 1989 Batman movie. Its audaciously long hood, gaping turbine, and fender wings were over-the-top, yet they fit Burton’s grimy aesthetic. These are rare beasts, but also one you could make your own if you have $25,000 to spare, though that’ll only get you started on your Batmobile project.


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The bare Batmobile body is up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, but it’s incomplete. This isn’t a running example. It’ll require a chassis, mechanicals, paint, and the interior, which is quite a laundry list of costly

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Cuomos signs order extending vehicle registration, license deadline to Nov. 3

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo this week extended the deadline to renew vehicle registrations or licenses.

Under an executive order signed by the governor, any licenses

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Forget Zoom: You can do meetings on a website that looks like a retro video game

On August 15, friends and family members from all over the world gathered in a church and reception hall to celebrate the wedding of Karen Dowling and Raghav Krishnapriyan.

Naturally, because of the pandemic, the wedding was a little different than usual. In addition to a small, in-person ceremony and reception, in Menlo Park, California, the bride, groom, and guests from as far away as India partied together online. They were represented as tiny, pixelated, two-dimensional characters on a website called Gather, which combines the nostalgia of retro video games with the face-to-face of video chat.

Nothing can replace being together in person, Karen Krishnapriyan, née Dowling, conceded. Still, “These tools can help us make the most of it while we can’t be together,” she said.

Since the pandemic has squashed plans for face-to-face socializing, the Krishnapriyans are among the many people taking celebrations, classes, office work, and academic conferences

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NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER: Milo(TM), The Action Communicator | State

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Milo™ (MY-low), the hands-free, phone-free group communicator wearable device that operates sans Wi-Fi or cell signal, launches its Kickstarter campaign today to begin taking pre-orders. The Milo Kickstarter campaign is at: https://www.okmilo.com/kickstarter

“Our mission is simple; we want to make shared adventures better by connecting people.”

Milo is the walkie-talkie revolutionized and reimagined on an advanced technology software and hardware platform, enabling simple multi-way group voice conversations in the moment, transforming experiences for outdoor adventurers on the trails, slopes or water and in any conditions.

“The idea for Milo came to me when I was skiing with my kids, who are much better skiers and often beat me to the bottom of the hill. I was tired of yelling for them to slow down, grabbing my phone or a clunky push-to-talk walkie talkie with freezing hands, and hoping they’d “answer” (they rarely

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Library plans online spooky fun this month

Join Wilson County Public Library online in October for fun, spooky and crafty programs for all ages. All programs will be accessible via the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels, unless otherwise specified. Registration is not required unless stated for specific programs. For more information, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.


• STEAM programs for ages 5 and up take place on Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, at 7 p.m. Activity packets will be available for pickup at the circulation desk on the Monday before each program, while supplies last.

• Storytime for ages 0-10 takes place on Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Scott Houston, youth services manager, at 252-237-5355 ext. 5025, or shouston@wilson-co.com.


• Ages 12-19 are invited to read as many scary books as they can during the Teen Reading Scare-a-Thon, taking place Oct. 1-31. View the spooky horror/thriller

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Novelist Lydia Millet among National Book Award finalists

NEW YORK – Stories of race, class and climate change were among the fiction finalists Tuesday for the 71st annual National Book Awards.

The National Book Foundation, which presents the awards, announced five works in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation and young people’s literature. None of the authors have been finalists before, although novelist Lydia Millet has been on the fiction longlist of 10. Eight of the finalists were cited for their debut work.

In paring the categories from last month’s longlists, judges left off some of the year’s most talked about books, including Brit Bennett’s novel “The Vanishing Half” and Isabel Wilkerson’s history of racism in the U.S., “Caste.” Two of the so-called “Big Five” publishers were shut out entirely: Hachette Book Group and Simon & Schuster, although an honorary award will be given posthumously to Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, who died in May.

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