‘White House Gift Shop’ Is Selling Trump COVID Coins

Emilee Geist


The White House Gift Shop—which no longer has any official ties to the White House—isn’t waiting for President Trump to make a full recovery before it commemorates his recovery from COVID-19. The online store is now taking orders for a $100 “Trump defeats COVID” coin, to be shipped 11 days after the election, Fox reports. In the listing for the coin, WHGS chairman Anthony Giannini says he designed the coin celebrating Trump’s “ascendance over and personal defeat of the deadly COVID pandemic virus” as the final commemorative coin in the “Proud Moments in History” series chronicling Trump’s candidacy and presidency. He says the coin’s design is “intentionally concealed until its release.”

The coin went on sale before the president was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday, reports the Hill. “When we heard the sad news of President Trump’s positive COVID test,

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Avondale residents asked to give input on planned Innovation Greenway

Emilee Geist

CINCINNATI — While plans and construction are moving forward in the research and tech-focused Uptown Innovation Corridor in Avondale, there are also plans to make sure there is space for gatherings, walks and biking.

“We knew that to truly distinguish this Innovation Corridor from those across the country, we really needed a unique place making feature and a place to gather,” said Beth Robinson, president and CEO of the Uptown Consortium.

Robinson said within the innovation corridor, there will be one large dedicated green space located in the northeast quadrant of planned Cincinnati research hub at Reading Road and Martin Luther King Drive. It’s called the Innovation Greenway and it would open up areas of the development for recreation. Robinson said they want the planning of the green space to be a collaborative effort, especially for Avondale residents.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 2:00 p.m., a virtual open house will

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Library plans online spooky fun this month

Emilee Geist

Join Wilson County Public Library online in October for fun, spooky and crafty programs for all ages. All programs will be accessible via the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels, unless otherwise specified. Registration is not required unless stated for specific programs. For more information, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.


• STEAM programs for ages 5 and up take place on Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, at 7 p.m. Activity packets will be available for pickup at the circulation desk on the Monday before each program, while supplies last.

• Storytime for ages 0-10 takes place on Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Scott Houston, youth services manager, at 252-237-5355 ext. 5025, or [email protected]


• Ages 12-19 are invited to read as many scary books as they can during the Teen Reading Scare-a-Thon, taking place Oct. 1-31. View the spooky horror/thriller

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Ikea’s online sales surged as people turned homes into offices and schools

Emilee Geist

The company said in a statement on Tuesday that online sales surged 45% over the 12 months to August, driven by 4 billion visits to its website. Outdoor furniture was the retailer’s fastest-growing category, with sales of office furniture also performing strongly, a spokesperson told CNN Business.

The company began selling online in three new markets, including China. Sales slipped 4% overall to €39.6 billion ($46.7 billion), with many of its stores forced to shut during lockdowns for several weeks.
Online sales remain high, even as stores reopen, it added. But the Swedish furniture retailer plans to keep opening physical outlets despite early evidence that consumers may not revert to their old shopping habits.
UK supermarket chain Tesco (TSCDF) said it is creating thousands of new jobs to meet surging demand in its online business, while a research paper from McKinsey earlier this year said lessons from China
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15 Gift Ideas to Give New Homeowners

Emilee Geist

Whether you’re attending a housewarming party or sending a gift to a new homeowner from a distance, finding the perfect item to welcome your loved ones into their new space may not be easy. A bottle of wine can feel cliche, or even out of line if they don’t drink alcohol. So how do you give a celebratory gift that’s memorable and useful?

The key is trying to make those final parts of moving in easier. “Anything you can choose to make a rough process easier is great,” says Julie Schechter, founder of care package startup Small Packages, based in New York City.

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To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas to help you find an ideal housewarming gift. Here are 15 gift ideas for the new homeowner in your life:

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Consider gifting

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Christmas Decorator Jobs Are the Ultimate Holiday Gigs

Emilee Geist

For many Americans, inflating the 12-foot Frosty the Snowman, untangling strings of Christmas lights and setting up the reindeer display on the front lawn are merely tasks on a never-ending holiday to-do list.

It’s a hassle big enough to spark a trend for residents and businesses alike: leave the decorating to someone else.

For you, an entrepreneurially-minded go-getter, that means job opportunities – perhaps the most festive gigs of the season.

Here are a few ways to find holiday decorating jobs.

Find Christmas Decorator Jobs Locally as a Freelancer

Helping neighbors with tasks they don’t want to do is the bedrock of side gigs. While the door-to-door approach is always an option, be sure to check out these locally-focused online platforms that make getting in touch with people in your area a little bit easier.


Synonymous with online classified ads, Craigslist is an invaluable resource for finding and listing

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NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER: Milo(TM), The Action Communicator | State

Emilee Geist

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Milo™ (MY-low), the hands-free, phone-free group communicator wearable device that operates sans Wi-Fi or cell signal, launches its Kickstarter campaign today to begin taking pre-orders. The Milo Kickstarter campaign is at: https://www.okmilo.com/kickstarter

“Our mission is simple; we want to make shared adventures better by connecting people.”

Milo is the walkie-talkie revolutionized and reimagined on an advanced technology software and hardware platform, enabling simple multi-way group voice conversations in the moment, transforming experiences for outdoor adventurers on the trails, slopes or water and in any conditions.

“The idea for Milo came to me when I was skiing with my kids, who are much better skiers and often beat me to the bottom of the hill. I was tired of yelling for them to slow down, grabbing my phone or a clunky push-to-talk walkie talkie with freezing hands, and hoping they’d “answer” (they rarely

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Jessica Vaughn, Hillsborough Co. School Board District 3

Emilee Geist

In an effort to help you make informed decisions during the General Election, ABC Action News has reached out to dozens of candidates running for office. The following statements have been submitted to ABC Action News by the candidate. Every candidate was given the same set of questions. These are their responses in his/her own words.

Name: Jessica Vaughn
Office: Hillsborough Co. School Board Member District 3


With my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, my background as a full-time classroom teacher, and my history as a substitute teacher; I have experienced an assortment of different classroom settings, a variety of diverse schools and I have engaged with a mixture of different students, teachers and support staff. These experiences have all equipped me to be an effective and proactive advocate for our schools and for educational policy as a whole.

As a CDD Board member for the past four years,

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Southwest Colorado business accelerator unveils 2020 class

Emilee Geist

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs, like many events around Durango, reinvented itself for 2020 to deal with restrictions required by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eight companies, some participating for the second time, were chosen to participate in the program that provides education, mentoring and financing for startup and young companies in Southwest Colorado that hold the potential of growing and bringing in new jobs to the region by exporting their products and services across the country, even the world.

Participating companies have traditionally unveiled their pitch for financing during a banquet that included financing pitches, but with the problematic pathogen still banning meeting of more than 10 people, SCAPE unveiled its eight companies via video investment pitches made on SCAPE’s website.

Elizabeth Marsh, director of SCAPE, said in some ways the 2020 format adds some convenience to investors, who can view the pitches on their own schedules and rewatch

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American Silver & Chinese Export Porcelain Lead Tremont Sale

Emilee Geist

Auction Action In Sudbury, Mass.

SUDBURY, MASS. – Tremont Auctions’ September 27 sale was built around some significant collections, especially those from the estate of David Thomas, owner of Gebelein Silversmiths. There were more than 225 lots of silver ranging from early American to Arts and Crafts. Starting in the 1970s, Thomas also assembled a collection of early American furniture, bought from leading dealers of the time, including Israel Sack, John Walton and others.

A total of 140 lots of that collection were included in this sale. Thomas collected Chinese export porcelain decorated with the American eagle, and the sale included numerous examples. There was a collection of Liverpool pitchers with historical designs, as well as a collection of creamware with ships and historical blue Staffordshire with nautical themes. A selection of jewelry was included, as was a selection of American paintings. It was one of those paintings, a Monhegan

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