Time limit announced for smoke ala…

Rental and other households should replace optical smoke alarms every 12 years unless manufacturers recommend otherwise, according to a study by the Building Research Establishment. The research found that over a 12-year timeframe, a build-up of dust and dirt causes increased sensitivity in the devices, regularly resulting in a higher instance of false alarms.  In … Read more

Dawbarn Education Award winners announced for 2021

Lisa Cooper, Dawbarn Education Award recipient for 2021

STAUNTON — Ten educators from the public schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County have been honored as 2021 Dawbarn Education Award winners. The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge chose the individuals, who each receive a $10,000 cash award.  Per a press release, the Dawbarn Education Awards Committee, comprised of local citizens, select those nominees … Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Award finalists are announced

copenhagen, denmark   august 08 happy models walking and dancing in the rain at the final walk during  the ganni show during the copenhagen fashion week springsummer 2020 on august 08, 2019 in copenhagen, denmark photo by yuliya christensengetty images

Yuliya ChristensenGetty Images Online retailer Zalando has announced Mother of Pearl, Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen and Teatum Jones as its three finalists for this season’s Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The seasonal award aims to encourage brands to explore environmentally friendly alternatives and acknowledges sustainable efforts to improve the industry. Mother of Pearl, Nikolaj Storm … Read more