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Museums and Historic Homes: 2021 Discover Richmond Annual Guide | Disco-rich-body


Agecroft Hall hosts the Richmond Shakespeare Festival.

The Richmond region is rich with museums and historic homes that preserve local history and beauty, and many offer seasonal concerts and activities. Days and hours can vary (and may be limited for some sites), so call or check websites before visiting. (Area code 804 unless otherwise noted.)

Agecroft Hall: The 15th-century English Tudor mansion was dismantled in Manchester, England, and rebuilt in 1925-26 on a 23-acre site in Richmond. Collection includes documents, furniture, ceramics, textiles and more. Also home to the Richmond Shakespeare Festival in the summer. (4305 Sulgrave Road; 353-4241; agecrofthall.org)

American Civil War Museum: Collection of artifacts, documents and sites related to the war and its legacy, reflecting multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free American American; soldier and civilian. Collection also features more than 3,000 items relating to African American history and military, social and

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A Contractor’s Guide To Trump’s Diversity Training Order

Law360 (October 2, 2020, 5:42 PM EDT) — Federal contractors have long provided various types of anti-harassment, nondiscrimination and diversity and inclusion, or D&I, training to their employees. After the death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that followed, D&I training has proliferated in workplaces across the country, including within federal agencies and in the contractor community.

In response to the widespread public protests for racial equality, many companies and executives issued public statements denouncing racism. Many also pledged millions of dollars to social justice organizations. In numerous workplaces, employees have taken the initiative to organize book clubs and discussion circles focused specifically on promoting open workplace discussions…

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the

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A Small Business Guide to Independent Contractors vs. Employees

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Hands of independent contactor holding smartphone while texting and sitting at desk

The independent contractor vs. employee debate is about as hot and steamy as the tax world gets.

Most of the time, it’s easy to discern an independent contractor from an employee. However, sometimes the nature of a worker’s role lies in a gray area between the two classifications. If that’s why you’re here, read on.

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What is an independent contractor?

Independent contractors provide their services to clients for a fee. Businesses bring on independent contractors to complete projects that require capacity and expertise not found in their workforce.

For small businesses, two of the most common types of independent contractors are lawyers and accountants. Since their services aren’t constantly needed, it’s more cost-effective

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an expert guide to creating your dream space

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If you are trying to find a place to start with your bathroom design, might we suggest right here? We get that designing a bathroom isn’t the easiest of tasks so we talk you through all you need to know, from the very very early planning stage to the (admittedly more exciting) decorating stage.

Whether you’re looking to overhaul your current setup, or simply looking to update a few existing elements in your space, knowing the basics so that you can get it right the first time is a must. So keep scrolling for everything you need to know, and be sure to visit our (truly fabulous) roundup of bathroom ideas when you’re in need of looks to copy and endless inspiration.

How much does a new bathroom cost?

Budget from around £4,000 for a bath, basin and loo combination, and around £4,500 for

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Paving Contractors Dublin Just Published Their Guide On How Much Paving Different Driveways Might Cost In Dublin, Ireland

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Paving Contractors Dublin Just Published their Guide on How Much Paving Different Driveways Might Cost In Dublin, they’ve been paving driveways and patios in and around Dublin for over 20 years now. They are currently offering 600€ OFF all New Driveways In Dublin

Paving Contractors Dublin, on the 13th of September, released a guide on how much paving a new driveway in Dublin might cost based on their extensive research work and experience with paving driveways and patios in Dublin (https://pavingcontractorsdublin.com/driveway-paving-cost-guide/).

It’s not an easy task estimating the exact cost of paving a driveway in Dublin. A new paving project might cost you anywhere from €45 to €140 per square metre, depending on which option you choose. The price billed will depend on what we find when we view the job. The existing floor material, trash to be removed, the existing levels, drainage needed, access to the

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Massachusetts Homeowners: Guide To A Successful Kitchen Remodel

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Make it easy for your contractor to remodel your kitchen with these 4 tips.
Make it easy for your contractor to remodel your kitchen with these 4 tips. (Shutterstock)

Is this the year you finally get around to that kitchen remodel you’ve always wanted? Fall is almost here and it’s time to start planning a kitchen makeover in your Massachusetts home.

Make it easy for your contractor to work by clearing out your kitchen ahead of time. One week before work is scheduled to begin you can start packing up those items you won’t be using again until after the renovation. This includes dry foods, such as canned

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A Guide to Vacation Rental Home Options

You might just be planning a short holiday – in which case you’ll likely be weighing up the pros and cons of staying in a hotel room versus renting private accommodation. The decision you make here is dependent on a number of factors, namely how long you’re going to be away for.

If your stay spans only two or three nights, a hotel room may be worth consideration – especially if you’re going to be out and about during the day. Hotels can provide a great solution for individuals or couples, as long as you’re prepared to eat out at restaurants or order room service.

If you’re travelling in a larger group or as a family, however, hotel rooms can be very limiting in terms of space. The same applies if you’re planning on being away for more than a couple of days, as a hotel stay can feel very … Read More

Guide to Finding a Good Online Store for Buying Furniture Online

Online shopping has grown at a very rapid rate in the past few years. The various advantages of online shopping along with increased security measures introduced in online payment options has fueled the growth of the online shopping industry. It is possible to buy almost anything online, including furniture for your home. Online furniture stores offer a variety of furniture, thereby giving customers more options. Buying furniture online is now an acceptable and much used option by people who are looking to buy furniture for their new home or to refurbish their old home.

As many options are available, it is important to exercise a bit of caution while shopping for furniture online. When you want to buy furniture, there are various things that you will want to look into such as

  • the type of wood used
  • the upholstery/fabric used
  • the quality of the finish
  • the durability of the product
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Bathroom Sink Buying Guide

The bathroom sink and faucet are an important part of any well designed bathroom. The right bathroom sink can be both functional and fashionable. Listed below are the most common styles of bathroom sinks.

Types of Sinks

Self Rimming sinks

These sinks come in a large variety of sizes, shapes, and hole configurations. They are mounted from above the counter with a visible rim and can be used with all types of countertops.

Undermount sinks

Installed from underneath a solid surface counter top, such as granite, marble, stone or man-made material, such as Corian and does not have a “rim”. Counter mounted or wall mounted faucets are common with this design; therefore the number of holes for the faucet is not a factor in this sink application.

Pedestal sinks are freestanding sinks

These sinks sit on their own bases. These sinks are a great space saver, making them ideal for … Read More

DIY Home Renovation Tips – A Step by Step Guide to Home Renovations

When it comes to investment property renovations the question I always get asked is – “how much work should I do”? The answer to this question will change dramatically depending on each person and their current situation. Are you the kind of person that loves DIY (do it yourself) home renovations? Do you love researching cheap renovation ideas? Or does the thought of a month’s DIY home renovation make you feel sick? Only you can answer these questions but believe me there are huge advantages of doing minor renovations let alone a full month’s work on a property

So let’s assume that you have 2-5 weeks to complete your DIY renovations, what is a realistic goal to try and achieve? To a certain extent this will depend on your budget but you would be surprised at how much you can get done if you find some good cheap renovation ideas. … Read More