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Flipping Over Okabashi Footware!

April 11, 2014-News0

Boy, do we love the outdoors – and what better way to enjoy sun, surf, sand and new adventures than in a great pair of sandals or flip-flops (many of us are die-hard flip-flop fans year-round). Our new client Okabashi just happens to make some seriously comfortable footwear that’s not only good for our feet, but great for the planet. Every pair of Okabashi shoes is made just north of Atlanta, GA in a great little town called Buford. Local folks have designed, manufactured and distributed over 25 million pairs of 100% recyclable Okabashis since the company was started over 30 years ago. And, while they’ll last for a really long time, every owner is invited to ship their “retired” Okabashis back to the factory so they can be recycled into new pairs of shoes.

Mustang 360: RK Motors Unveiling Pro Touring Car at Charlotte

The 50th-Anniversary Mustang Celebration is nearly upon us and RK Motors just announced some exciting plans during the Charlotte festivities on April 17 – 20, 2014. Based out of Charlotte, RK Motors will bring three rare Ford Mustangs for thousands of enthusiasts to ogle over. That’s not all though, RK is unveiling a specially built Pro Touring car that will compete in this year’s Hot Rod Power Tour this coming June.

“We are thrilled to unveil this truly awesome car that we call RK 527 at the Mustang 50th event in Charlotte. The RK is for Robert Kauffman, the car’s owner and the 527 is for the ferocious John Kaase 527 CI motor living under the hood. Being a 1967 Mustang in correct sheet metal, this car will be the first ever to be fitted with a Kaase Boss 9 engine of this size and power. The 2014 Power Tour will provide us with a great opportunity to showcase the quality of the build and it’s sure to be a big hit on the tour at every stop”.

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Automotive News: DealerRater and J.D. Power Announce Partnership

J.D. Power has agreed to work with DealerRater to help automakers and dealers collect dealership reviews from consumers, under a deal announced today.

J.D. Power will ask some recipients of its proprietary customer satisfaction and other surveys if they also wish to write a review of the dealership where they did business, said Jonathan Miller, chief technology officer for J.D. Power.

The review would go to DealerRater, a dealership review site, and be posted publicly on the site. Then it will be shared with automakers and dealers as part of the information about the consumer experience culled from the larger J.D. Power survey, Miller said.

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Huffington Post: Home Where Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ For Sale by Teles Properties

As the saying goes, “if walls could talk, they would certainly have a lot to say.” Well not only do the walls in this home have a very rich history, but the home itself is now on the market.

The house where author, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is on sale. The six bedroom, one bathroom home is approximately 3,500 square feet and listed at $3 million. But the listing agent, Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties, says the home’s history trumps its size.

“This home is not about size and acreage, it’s more about the history. That’s where this value lies,” Carswell told The Huffington Post.

Stowe’s novel is praised as one of the driving force’s behind the abolitionist movement in the north, and Abraham Lincoln is famously known for calling Stowe “the little lady who started this great war.”

The 220-year-old Brunswick, Maine residence is located near Bowdoin College campus on 28 College St. Stowe penned the historic novel when it was originally located at 183 Park Row, it was later moved by the current owners to its present-day location.

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The Wall Street Journal: Maine Home of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ Goes on the Market for $3 Million Under Teles Properties

Harriet Beecher Stowe was the mother of six when she sat down to write the novel that would become “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” According to Arline Pennell Lay, Ms. Stowe’s home in Brunswick, Maine, was too noisy for her to get any work done. So the abolitionist rented a room in a nearby house. That is where, between 1850 and 1851, much of the novel was written in a room on the second floor, said Ms. Lay.

That nearby house, which is owned by Ms. Lay, is now on the market for $3 million with Teles Properties agents Ernie Carswell and Karen Nation. The family said receipts were found in the house showing rent that Ms. Stowe paid for her room.

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