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Dive In! Macy’s Makes a Splash With Celebrate Summer Campaign …

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The best season ever begins at Macy’s (NYSE:M), as the retailer kicks
off its new Celebrate Summer campaign this May. Bringing together the
best in fashion and home for pool parties, road trips and everything in
between, the seasonal celebration also features limited-edition
collaborations, CR by Cynthia Rowley and I.N.C + Popsicle®.
Also this month, Macy’s Fashion Pass benefits the Y’s summer camp
programs, and in-store events encourage customers to experience the best
of summer in their local store.

I.N.C + Popsicle®

I.N.C International Concepts has partnered with The Original Brand
Popsicle® for a limited-edition capsule, sold exclusively at
Macy’s. The bright and bold collection features playful prints inspired
by the iconic Popsicle® brand and is comprised of women’s,
men’s and young girls’ clothing, as well as women’s accessories. The
collection is anchored by an all-over Popsicle® pattern that
features artistic interpretations of favorite pop flavors like the
Firecracker® and Creamsicle®, and brings
summertime fun to life through fashion.

Pool Party and Beach Looks

Summer calls for beach-side and pool-side shindigs, and Macy’s has
everything you need to look fabulous. Rainbow-hued two-piece bathing
suits and electric macramé one-pieces set the color setting to high for
fun-in-the-sun adventures. Chic cover-ups with exuberant prints,
tassels, and lace and cut-out details are statement-making staples that
perfectly transition from day to night. Novelty tees with cheeky bon
mots and cool patches layer perfectly with denim cut-offs and
fray-hemmed jeans for when the sun sets. Finish off your festive looks
with pompom-bedecked wicker purses and rhinestone-encrusted slides for
an easy, breezy, yet funky take on summer style.

The pool float and novelty beach towel are must-haves for summer 2017,
complete with fruit motifs and colorful graphics. Martha Stewart
Collection and Lacoste feature plush beach towels with playful patterns
such as pineapples, flamingos, ice cream cones, stripes and bold
geometric designs.

Road Trip Fashion

Concerts, festivals, diners, bazaars—all stops along a great summer road
trip. For those seasonal jaunts, Macy’s has all the looks to keep you
comfortable, yet trendy throughout. Denim and tees are huge for the road
tripper this summer, but with a twist. Updates to the Americana motif
combine with patchwork and ripped-and-repaired denim to achieve an
aesthetic perfect for the road.

CR by Cynthia Rowley

Macy’s has partnered with designer Cynthia Rowley for a limited-edition
line, CR by Cynthia Rowley. The high-spirited collection taps into the
cheerful and vivacious essence at the core of the celebrated designer’s
eponymous brand. The limited-time collection is a celebration of summer
that includes tops, skirts, pants, dresses and jackets rendered in wispy
fabrics and fanciful prints to match the season. Perfect for beachside
dates, rooftop fetes, and everything in between, the collection embraces
Cynthia Rowley’s signature joie de vivre that’s perfect for the season.

You’re Invited: The Best in Summer Entertaining

Whether hosting a summer block party or backyard bash, Macy’s is the
ultimate destination for everything summer entertaining this season.
Tablescapes will showcase an explosion of the color wheel this summer
with bright candy hues. Fiesta offers place settings, open stock
dinnerware and serving pieces in a full spectrum of colors – from cobalt
and shamrock to scarlet and tangerine. These rainbow brights are sure to
be a hit at summer gatherings, and are great for everyday use, too.

Melamine tableware is a must-have this summer and Certified
International brings a wide assortment of dinnerware and serveware in
vibrant floral and checkered patterns. Complete your table with acrylic
drinkware by Martha Stewart Collection, including highball glasses and
pitchers, which are a great choice for carefree entertaining. For those
on burger, hot dog and kebab duty, grills by Char-Broil are a party
essential for feeding a crowd, whether large or small.

To host a summer evening soirée in style, Thirstystone at Macy’s offers
a range of beautiful serveware, such as onyx marble cheeseboards with
copper detailing, acacia wood and marble coasters, and wood serving
boards with chevron patterns.

“Macy’s Celebrate Summer campaign features all the must-haves for the
season,” said Roberson Keffer, Macy’s vice president / Fashion Director
for Home. “Melamine tableware, novelty beach towels and colorful
dinnerware will highlight any occasion to entertain from indoor to out.”

Macy’s Supports Summer Camps

As part of Macy’s Fashion Pass, the retailer will embark on a new
partnership with the Y, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits that
provides programs and services in 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide, with
a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
From Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21, customers can give $3 at the
register at any Macy’s store or online at and receive a 25
percent off savings pass to get discounts all day (exclusions and
restrictions apply). All donations will support the Y’s camp scholarship
program, which provides new experiences for kids, builds confidence and
helps develop skills. Pre-sale of the savings passes will begin on
Sunday, May 14 in store.

Celebrate Summer at Macy’s Stores

On Saturday, May 20, Macy’s will host pool party events in select stores
to celebrate all things summer and swim. Complete with positive vibes
and playful activities, in-store parties will help customers discover
their ultimate summer style and what home essentials they need to make
summer parties special. For more information about Celebrate Summer
events happening in your local area, visit

For more information about Macy’s fashion for the Celebrate Summer
campaign, visit For details about Macy’s
partnership with the Y, visit

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and
affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to
customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations
through its leading online store at Via its stores,
e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive
assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion
brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary
events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores
— including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San
Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South
Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are
leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year
tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees,
Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national
charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a
difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit
our online pressroom at

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening
communities through youth development, healthy living and social
responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women
and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the
potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and
well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support
neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the
long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise,
but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

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KitchenAid lanza Centro Culinario Mini

República Dominicana ha sido el país elegido por la marca de electrodomésticos KitchenAid, para lanzar su innovador Centro Culinario Mini, junto a su batidora con múltiples aditamentos, aprovechando que este mes es uno de los meses más populares para decir, ¡sí! al amor de tu vida. El mes de las novias y madres.

La línea de electrodomésticos KitchenAid  junto a Casa Cuesta 27 de Febrero, realizó un  encuentro con clientes, relacionados e invitados especiales con motivo a la presentación del Centro Culinario Mini, en un creativo espacio diseñado para la actividad.

 “Estamos muy emocionados de introducir el Centro Culinario Mini en República Dominicana, ya que este mercado tiene una cultura gastronómica muy distintiva, llena de fusiones, de sabores y texturas”, expresó   Catherine Leyba, gerente de marca.

Esta actividad se continuará realizando todos los sábados del mes de Mayo, en Casa Cuesta 27 de febrero.

El nuevo centro culianrio, es igual de poderoso que la edición tradicional y con su alta tecnología. Pretende ahorrar tiempo y optimizar la preparación de todo tipo de platos, incluidas delicias de la gastronomía tradicional dominicana como la masa para unos deliciosos yaniqueques. Su capacidad es perfecta para preparar hasta cinco docenas de galletas o una barra de pan.

 “Tenemos un mercado muy receptivo a KitchenAid y estamos muy orgullosos de poder empoderar cada día más a nuestros consumidores latinoamericanos, apasionados por la cocina, por su familia y por su vida”, destacó Leyba.

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Millie and Pepper, a Modern General Store, Opens in Traverse City

Carrying everything from home décor and kitchen accessories to local art and sustainable fashion, Millie and Pepper is a modern take on a general store. Find the shop at 120 S. Union Street, Traverse City.

Peek inside! Scroll for pictures and an interview with shop owner Julia Hearne.

millie and pepper

Tell me about your name, Millie and Pepper, and your idea for a modern general store.

Millie and Pepper are dog names. Pepper is my dog and Millie is his friend. Millie’s owner, Amanda Klepper of The Filling Station, has also been a great help in helping me flesh out ideas and get up and running. The old general store was a place that carried a broad selection of merchandise, where people would come to purchase all their general goods. Our modernized version is still the same with our products being a broad selection of beautifully designed, well-made clothes, kitchen and home goods, chocolate, coffee, and more.

millie and pepper

Sounds like you’ll be carrying a wide variety of products. What brands are you carrying?

We are carrying Amour Vert for women’s clothing. It means green love in French but is an American-made brand that believes that great fashion and social responsibility can coexist. I love watching people touch the fabric and gasp about how soft it feels. For men’s fashion, I am carrying Faherty, “clothes made from premium materials with a focus on unwavering craftsmanship.” I am also carrying a line of clothes my family makes. Maus Hoffman is a men’s clothing store that my grandfather started in Petoskey in 1940. It is still in our family, though all the stores are now in south Florida. I will be carrying their Solemar label at Millie and Pepper.

millie and pepper

Michigan brands?

A couple of our local Michigan companies are Higher Grounds Trading Co.Loon Hardwoods from Dorr, Michigan, which makes wonderful wood cheese boards, bread knives, cheese knives and cutting boards; and Detroit Grooming for men, We are proud too of our local artists and artisans, such as painter Duncan Spratt Moran and Windsor chair maker/instructor, David Abeel. We also have paintings coming from a nationally-renowned artist from Santa Fe (who spends time in Charlevoix), Noah Desmond, who is also a relative.

We have an amazing selection of craft chocolates that my husband, Matt Desmond, has researched and collected from around the country. They complement the delicious coffee selection that he also has put together.

millie and pepper

Tell me about your connection to TC and why you wanted to open a shop here.

I grew up in south Florida but my family was originally from Northern Michigan. In fact, my great grandparents owned a significant auto part business in the building that now houses North Peak Brewing Company. My husband and I have a familiar story to many people. We were living on the west coast and started a family. We wanted to be closer to our family in Michigan and found that Traverse City was a great place to live and raise a family.

millie and pepper

What can visitors expect when they stop in?

We want to create a curated experience for visitors in which they can browse casually and then stop to learn more about any item that catches their fancy for any reason. With items from swim trunks made out of recycled pop bottles to growler carriers to sleek coffee brewing products, we hope every customer leaves the store feeling like they had an enriching experience whether or not they made a purchase.

millie and pepper

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Some advice for cleaning up kitchens after flood

Floodwater can bring silt, raw sewage, oil, and chemical wastes into your home.

If these compounds come in contact with food, it makes the food unsafe to eat. Wash and sanitize metal, glass, or ceramic pots, pans, dishes, and utensils in contact with flood water.

To wash kitchen items follow these tips. Remove detachable parts, such as blades, plastic or wooden handles, and screens. Wash dishes, pots, pans, and utensils and detached parts in hot, soapy water. Water for washing and sanitizing must be certified safe to use. Use a stiff brush to get into all corners. Rinse items in non-contaminated, clear, hot water.

To sanitize the same kitchen items do the following. Make a sanitizing solution by mixing 1 tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach in 1 gallon of warm (not hot) water. Hot water causes bleach to dissipate, making it less effective.

Completely immerse all cleaned pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and utensils in the sanitizing solution for 10-15 minutes. Remove all pieces and let them air dry in a clean and sanitized dish rack. Using a dishtowel could re-contaminate the dishes. Boiling cookware can also be used as an alternative sanitizing step. Empty and clean and sanitize the sink after washing each sinkful of dishes and utensils.

Discard the following dishes, pots, pan, and utensils: bowls, cups, cutting boards, and any utensil or container made of porous material that can absorb water, such as wood; dishes and serving dishes with any cracks, chips, or scoring can be salvaged if they will only be used for decorative purposes. Thoroughly wash countertops with soap and water, using hot water if available. Rinse and then sanitize them by applying a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water or the cleanest, clearest water available. Allow to air-dry.

For iron pots, pans, and utensils, wash with soap and water, using a stiff brush, scouring powder, or steel wool. If rust remains, wipe items with an oil-saturated cloth or a commercial rust remover. If using a commercial rust remover, be sure to follow the label instructions. Wash again in hot, soapy water, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Season iron pans and utensils with a generous amount of unsalted cooking oil. Heat in a 250-degree oven for two or three hours. This will permit oil to soak into the pores of the metal. During the heating process, apply more oil as needed. When seasoning is completed, wipe off the excess oil.

For stainless steel, nickel-copper alloy, nickel, or chrome-plated metals, wash thoroughly and polish with a fine-powdered cleanser. If hardware is broken so that base metal is exposed and rusted, wipe with kerosene. Then wash and dry the surface. Wax after each use to prevent further rusting.

For copper and brass items, polish with a copper or brass polish or rub with a cloth saturated with vinegar or rub with a piece of salted lemon. Always wash copper thoroughly with soapy water after using acids or commercial polishes or they will re-tarnish rapidly. Wash lacquered ornamental copper in warm soapy water. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry. Do not polish. Do not soak. Do not use copper and brass items for food preparation or service.

For aluminum pans and utensils, wash thoroughly with hot soapy water. Scour any unpolished surfaces, such as the insides of pans, with soapy steel wool pads. However, do not scour plated aluminum surfaces because it might remove the finish.

Sanitize in a bleach solution: 1 tablespoon unscented chlorine bleach per gallon of warm, not hot, water). To remove dark stains from aluminum pans, fill pan with water. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar or 2 teaspoons cream of tartar for each quart of water. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes, scour with steel wool, wash with soap, rinse, and dry.

For more information, or to schedule a program locally about financial management, nutrition, health and wellness, parenting education, or Oklahoma Home and Community Education, contact the OSU Cooperative Extension Service in Cherokee County by phone at 918-456-6163.

Heather Winn is a family and consumer sciences educator for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service in Cherokee County.

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Giftware retailer focuses on personalization

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Eloquii, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington, Va.

Online plus-size fast-fashion retailer Eloquii is testing its first physical location, a pop-up shop in the Washington, D.C. area.  More…


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Alleged KitchenAid mixer theft yields felony charge | lehighvalleylive …

An Allentown man is facing a felony theft charge in the alleged theft of a $299 KitchenAid mixer from Kohl’s department store.

Charged is Dick Michael Cooper, 40, of the 1900 block of East Pennsylvania Street.

Colonial Regional police responded to the store, 3768 Easton-Nazareth Highway in Lower Nazareth Township, at 2 p.m. Friday. A loss prevention officer had detained Cooper.

Police said Cooper had six prior theft convictions in Pennsylvania prior to Friday’s incident. Online court records show Cooper was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of bail.

Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may be reached at Follow her on Twitter @pamholzmann. Find on Facebook.

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Mother’s Day 2017 Gift Guide: The best tech gifts your mom will love

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, we’re rounding up the best gifts for the Apple-loving mom, including smart kitchen gadgets, iOS devices, W1 headphones and more. Best of all, each gift can be shipped for arrival by May 14.

The countdown to Mother’s Day is on, but there’s still time left to procure a gift she’ll love just in time for the May 14 holiday. Whether your mom is new to Apple or an avid iOS user, the following gifts offer an abundance of features that can be used with a variety of Apple devices.

2017 9.7″ iPad

Available from a variety of resellers that will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, Apple’s newly released 5th generation 2017 iPad normally starts at $329, but BH has the 32GB Wi-Fi models for $299.00 with free expedited shipping just in time for Mother’s Day. Featuring an A9 processor, the new 9.7-inch iPad is speedy (with the solid build quality users have come to expect from Apple). In fact, according to our recent review, the 9.7-inch iPad received a score of 4.5 out of 5. A few top configurations can be found below, but check out our 2017 iPad Price Guide for the latest deals on every model.

9.7-inch iPads
32GB Silver (Wi-Fi Only, MP2G2LL/A) for $299.00 ($30 off + no tax outside NY NJ)
32GB Space Gray (Wi-Fi Only, MP2F2LL/A) for $299.00 ($30 off + no tax outside NY NJ)
32GB Gold (Wi-Fi Only, MPGT2LL/A) for $299.00 ($30 off + no tax outside NY NJ)
128GB Silver (Wi-Fi + Cellular, MP2E2LL/A) for $534.00 @BH ($25 off + no tax outside NY NJ)
BH will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY NJ.

Add AppleCare
You can easily tack on an AppleCare extended protection plan to these iPads for $99 by selecting the AppleCare option immediately after you press the “Add to Cart” buttons on BH’s website.

Apple AirPods

For the music-loving mom, Apple AirPods are a great option for Mother’s Day. She’ll be listening to her favorite tunes in no time thanks to the AirPods’ W1 chip, which makes pairing the wireless earphones with an iOS device quick and easy. While the wait time is six weeks from Apple, ATT Wireless is now shipping the AirPods for $159.00 with free standard delivery. Expedited shipping can also be selected for an additional $14.95.

Apple Watch Series 2

With a wide assortment of styles available, Apple Watch Series 2 devices make great gifts for moms looking to track activity and monitor heart rate levels. Those looking for the best deal on Series 2 watches can find instant rebates of $20 to $30 at BH with free expedited shipping and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, according to our Apple Watch Series 2 Price Guide. Or if Mom already has an Apple Watch, you can give her a fresh band to make the gadget new all over again thanks to Apple’s latest band releases, including Berry Woven Nylon and Camellia Sport styles.

$20 to $30 off Apple Watch Series 2 devices
38mm Gold Aluminum, Concrete Sport Band for $349.00 @BH
($20 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
38mm Space Gray Aluminum, Black Woven Nylon Band for $349.00 @BH
($20 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
42mm Rose Gold Aluminum, Midnight Blue Sport Band for $379.00 @BH
($20 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
42mm Silver Aluminum, Pearl Woven Nylon Band for $369.00 @BH
($30 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
42mm Gold Aluminum, Cocoa Sport Band for $379.00 @BH
($20 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
42mm Space Black Stainless Steel, Space Black Sport Band for $569.00 @BH
($30 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
42mm Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band for $379.00 @BH
($20 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
38mm Stainless Steel, Link Band for $849.00 @BH
($100 off + free screen protector no tax outside NY NJ)
BH will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY NJ.

Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps

For the Iron Chef on your shopping list, the Joule: Sous Vide combines technology with home cooking to create five-star dishes. The smart kitchen appliance is extremely versatile and can be used to prepare everything from flaky halibut to decadent creme brulee. Using the Joule app for iOS or Android, simply select the desired cooking temperature and time (Joule offers users a variety of recipes, but a quick search can yield dozens more), seal the ingredients in a bag (a Ziploc will work, but a FoodSaver makes the process incredibly easy), and let the Joule keep the water bath at the perfect temp during the entire cooking process. Retailing for $199.00, this slim device, which can be stored in a drawer, has become one of my favorite kitchen appliances thanks to the magnetic base and fast heating capability. So far, I haven’t had any connection issues with the device using my iPhone 6s Plus, so the lack of a physical display on the unit hasn’t been a problem.

IQ Smart Wireless Nutrition Scale by KitchenIQ

To keep Mom healthy, the KitchenIQ Wireless Nutriscale offers an abundance of features for under $60. Capable of weighing ingredients up to 11 pounds, the IQ Smart Wireless Nutrition Scale can be used with the corresponding KitchenIQ Food App (compatible with iOS 7.0 or later) to count calories, carbs, sodium and more. It’s also great for weighing ingredients when baking to ensure accuracy.

Sensoria Fitness running gear with iOS app

For the fitness fan on your shopping list, Sensoria’s fitness socks and anklet, which retail for $199, offer advanced features, such as coaching advice and cadence detection. Paired with Senoria’s heart rate monitoring garments, the running system can alert users when it detects a heart rate in the danger zone. The app can also measure distance and speed with the option to unlock paid training programs (From Couch to 5K is coming soon, for example). Owners can also share data with Apple’s Health app to track progress and overall trends. After using the system, I found it to be motivating and an asset to my fitness regimen.


Looking for the ultimate gift for Mom this year? Apple’s Special Edition iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED is sure to please —not only is the red striking visually, but a portion of every (RED) purchase goes to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS. Top Rated Plus eBay sellers have the devices for $20 to $30 off MSRP.

Additional Apple Deals

AppleInsider and Apple authorized resellers are also running a handful of additional exclusive promotions this month on Apple hardware that will not only deliver the lowest prices on many of the items, but also throw in discounts on AppleCare, software and accessories. These deals are as follows:

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