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Luxury Dine-in-Theater Set to Open in Creekside Park West

The experience of going to the movies will entirely change for Texans living in and around The Woodlands when a luxury dine-in-theater cuts the ribbon in early November. With the push of a button, they then will have their restaurant-worthy food delivered to their fully leather, reclining seats. Mexican movie theater company, Cinépolis Worldwide, is opening the massive 42,000 square-feet (nearly 4,000 square-meters) establishment in Creekside Park West Village at 26543 Kuykendahl Road. It will include 833 seats and host all sorts of private events from business presentations to college reunions and birthdays as well as regular screenings. Inside, the guests...

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National Children’s Museum Set to Reopen in DC

After a four-year hiatus, National Children's Museum is now making final preparations to reopen in the District of Columbia. The institution, which focuses on kids' development in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), will host a gala and an after party on Friday, November 1, from 6 p.m. at is new location at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue. There is also going to be a family celebration between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. the following day. The museum was previously open to visits at the National Harbor, albeit with a much smaller setting than what will be launched inside Ronald Reagan...

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How to Balance Colors and Textures in the Bathroom

  "If I want to be alone, someplace I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want -- I go to the bathroom" -  Alicia Keys                                                                               I am sure most of us can relate to this feeling. After dealing with the stress of the day, a bathroom is where we find a personal sanctuary to...

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5 Easy Ways to Reinvent Your Old Countertop (Without Installing a New One!)

Ask yourself this: What part of a kitchen undergoes the most abuse? Cabinets? Well, they are used a lot, but abused? Not really. Backsplash? Sure. But do any of those endure what a countertop does? No, definitely not. There is nothing in the kitchen that sees traffic as the countertop does, and this is the reason why an old, overused countertop is a very common sight in homes even as cabinets and other hardware look new-ish So how does one make a countertop look new? The simplest route:  Instaling a new countertop! But that is easier said than done. It is...

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Vienna Features Eco-Friendly Street Art by High Schoolers

The town of Vienna, in Fairfax County, has put on display paintings by volunteer teenagers who aim to raise awareness about marine life. For a joint project with the Vienna Public Art Commission, four James Madison High School students came together and painted three storm drains. The paintings that feature scenes that highlight the importance of water quality for human beings, animals and plants are now outside the Freeman Store on 131 Church Street NE. Students Allie Mann, Lilly Jacobs, Katherine Helmicki and Kaitlin Lotspeich spent a whole weekend preparing the paintings. Vienna Paint and Decorating, a paint and stain supplies store on 203 Maple...

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Montgomery County Implements New Program for Zero Traffic Fatalities

Wouldn't it be nice if nobody died because of a traffic accident? Everybody nods to that question. Yet nobody considers that to be a possibility in the near future. The city of Rockville in Maryland will soon start implementing a new road safety program to prove them wrong. The Montgomery County's Vision Zero initiative relies on analysis of past incidents that caused lives to identify whatever improvements are necessary. It then taps into special resources the county council has authorized to fix the problem at its roots. The goal is 35 percent less fatalities on the roads by this very November and...

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How to Create a Perfect Kitchen Backsplash

  As homeowners, we all spend a lot of time in our kitchens. Over the years, it can become really boring to look at the same setup over and over again. The most obvious off-the-top-of-your-head answer to all your Kitchen blues may be a full-blown renovation but who has the time and energy to redo and install everything from scratch? Not to mention huge costs you have to endure while picking new cabinetry or countertop and then having a fabricator install those! Some homeowners in same shoes as yours have found a way to make the kitchen stand out without burning a hole in their...

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Montgomery Schools See Record Enrollment, Again!

Maryland’s largest school system, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), has opened for the first day of this year's classes by setting yet another record for enrollment. The classes started on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with early estimates suggesting that there are now more than 164,000 students. That represents an increase of some 1500 students over the previous year. In Montgomery, enrollments are on the rise for more than a decade. Since 2008, they have climbed by more than 23,000 students.   Expansion in Schools and Teachers This year, the county did not only expand the number of its students but also the number of its schools...

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10 Reasons Why Marble Countertop Is Best for Your Kitchen

  Anybody who knows timeless elegance would tell you that marble is a great choice for both aesthetic and practical reasons in a kitchen. Be it Michelangelo’s David or sophisticated buildings in the contemporary era -- the use of marble is ubiquitous in the architectural world. Although it requires sealing and maintenance, it is still revered as one of the most pristine natural stones in the world as all the concerns about its maintenance can be easily minimized by opting for a harder variety and a good quality sealant. So why not bring it home and install a marble countertop in...

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How to Design a Bathroom Layout that Works

How should you design a bathroom? The quest to find a universal answer to this question has been stumping even the most seasoned home designers for decades. That is because the layout of a bathroom often dictates every design choice the homeowner is compelled to make. In essence, not only does it influence the aesthetic of the space but also critical processes like plumbing. The important thing for a bathroom layout is that it should be functional, yet spacious enough to take care of all your needs. Designing the right layout may seem like a challenging experience but doing it right reaps high rewards as well. One...

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