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New exhibit a highlight of D-Day museum event

CONNEAUT — A new exhibit at the North Coast D-Day Museum in Conneaut will be featured at an open house Saturday afternoon.

A depiction of a typical kitchen from the 1940s, complete with period appliances, was added to the Home Front portion of the museum, located at 851 Harbor St. (at the corner of Lake Road).

The open house, which runs noon to 5 p.m., will also feature civilian and military re-enactors, classic vehicles and performances by the Everley Sisters (1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.), who evoke the sound and style of the Andrew Sisters.

Admission is free.

The open house is designed to bring some attention to the museum, which is open noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day, said Kevin Meier, chairman of the museum committee.

“It’s still a well-kept secret that we exist,” he said.

Before it became a museum, the building had served as Conneaut’s Hungarian Reformed Church for decades. A kitchen found in the church’s basement as workers were cleaning served as inspiration for the new display, Meier said.

Appliances from the era were located, including a 1936 General Electric refrigerator — donated by a Conneaut resident — still in working order, Meier said. “Period-appropriate” wallpaper adorns the exhibit area, as well as accessories and little touch like salt and pepper shakers, he said.

In a nod to the building’s roots, some Hungarian tchotchkes were obtained from the Rev. Stephen Szilagyi of Conneaut, Meier said.

Work on the display began in January and was finished shortly before the museum opened for the season in May, Meier said.

The museum’s Home Front exhibit was relocated to the basement this year to compliment the kitchen display, which marks the second major undertaking for the museum in as many years. In 2017, a ramp was built that gives disabled persons access to the main floor, a project made possible by grant dollars and donations.

The museum opened its doors on a regular basis in 2016, Meier said. It sits a short distance from Township Park, home to D-Day Conneaut, which takes place in August and is one of the largest World War II re-enactments in the country.

Volunteers consider the museum part of the “mission” of D-Day Conneaut, which is to tell the story of World War II, the military that fought and the civilians who awaited their return, Meier said.

“All in all, it was an inclusive effort to win that war,” he said.

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Startup ‘Potluck’ Is Making Cookware SO Much More Affordable

While he was still in college, Minsuk Kim read an essay by the cookware author Mark Bittman that made such an impression on him he’d eventually launch a company around its tenets. “I contend,” went the intro to “A No-Frills Kitchen Still Cooks,” “that with a bit of savvy, patience and a willingness to forgo steel-handle knives, copper pots and other extravagant items, $200 can equip a basic kitchen that will be adequate for just about any task, and $300 can equip one quite well.” Yeah right, you’re probably thinking as you stroll through a traditional cookware store—but in a restaurant supply shop like Mark Bittman recommends, it’s possible. The knives might have plastic handles, but the blades are sharp—these are, after all, the tools real chefs use in their actual kitchens.

Everything you need, nothing you don’t.

Minsuk took the tip to heart, shopping for his first no-frills pieces of cookware at shops like Bowery Kitchen in lower Manhattan. More recently, over lunch with his friend Jessica Sheft-Ason (they met working at cult-favorite beauty brand Glossier), they realized they wanted to take it a step further: Launch a company that will bring pared-down, restaurant quality basics to consumers for prices so low they seem like wholesale. In other words, make it possible for some to stock a fully-functional first kitchen on an entry level salary even if they don’t live near a restaurant supply shop in New York City. (Are you cheering yet?) They started researching production methods, visiting factories, and last week their completely self-funded startup, dubbed Potluck, went live.

“It’s totally bootstrap, it’s just me and Jess shaking out our piggy banks,” Minsuk says. “We really believe in this business and really believe in what it stands for.”

With tri-ply construction, their stainless steel pots and pans are meant to last a lifetime.

Their system is simple: Produce pots, pans, utensils, and knives at the same factories used by other popular brands, but sell the products direct to consumers to cut down the price. Potluck’s knives are made of high-carbon German steel, but you can get all three of them (a chef’s knife, a bread knife, and a paring knife) for $60. Their pots and pans are the classic tri-ply construction you’ve seen advertised a million times by reputable brands, but you can get four pieces (a stockpot, large saucepan, small saucepan, and skillet) plus lids for a cool $160. Same goes for utensils, the final category Potluck has launched with: only the most essential, hardest-working tools—think mixing bowls, the perfect spatula, etc—that will make pretty much any dinner possible. $80 for 12 pieces.

Compared to other direct-to-consumer cookware startups, Potluck’s pieces are simple, even restrained—these are the same types of pieces you’d find on the line at your favorite restaurant. Lots of stainless steel, polypropelene handles on the knives. But it’s this totally pared down design that makes them so smart. Where else can you get all the pots, pans, knives, and tools you need to stock a kitchen for under $300, with free shipping? Yeah. We thought so.

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Social Highlights This Week: Staying Active, Sidewalk Dinnerware & Pink Skies

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Staying Active

Happy babies 🧘🏼‍♀️

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Way to welcome a lady back into the crew over in the North End with 2 full late night classes 😘 💪🏼 💃🏼 @btonefitness

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Sidewalk Dinnerware

Outside a sandwich shop

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Pink Skies

The North End is a great place to be when the sun sets 🌆 #igersboston #boston_igers #bostondotcom #bostonsworld #boston #northend #northendboston

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And then coming home to this, fantastic! 🌞 #notafilterinvolved

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~Just when you think you’re sick of living here, the memory floods in~

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#Boston cityscape is on point tonight

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Furry Feature:

I’m king of the dog park!

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NY Now Slates Accent On Design Exhibitors

From furnishings and decorative accessories to kitchen gadgets, the Accent on Design section of NY Now is set to present the latest in modern design across all product categories.

Accent on Design is located within the Home Collection, and features more than 150 established and emerging design brands. Some exhibitors that are returning to the market this summer include:

  • Droog: A conceptual design company featuring lighting, tabletop and home accessories.
  • WP Design: The Brooklyn-based team boasts expertise in design, manufacturing, culinary arts, publishing and beyond with more than 250 products ranging from kitchen and bar tools to cocktail mixers, cookbooks and more.
  • Tom Dixon: A British design brand featuring lighting, furniture and accessory collections.
  • SkLO: Partners Karen Gilbert and Paul Pavlak create accessories, vessels, sculptures, lighting and wall pieces made from hand blown Czech glass.
  • Design Ireland: A collection of seven Irish designers across categories such as decorative accessories, candles, woven throws and scarves, home furnishings and more.
  • Fresh Taiwan: A collection of 10 brands showcasing original and creative capabilities of design talents in Taiwan. Brands will feature ceramics, home décor, personal accessories, jewelry and more.

New brands and original products showcasing for the first time at the market include:

  • Lyfe: Metal kitchenware products.
  • Kartell US: An Italian design company featuring furniture, furnishings, lighting and home accessories.
  • Atelier Swarovski: Objects for the home through collaborations with leading luminaries in design and architecture.

NY Now will be held August 12 to 15.

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Highland Cabinetry: Complimentary Kitchen & Bath Design

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Tucson kitchen boutique Mabel’s closing as owners focus on Rosie’s Barkét nearby

Mabel’s on 4th arrived nearly two years ago after originating in Savannah, Georgia.

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