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Maximize Your Basement's Potential When you get down to it, remodeling your basement can help you make the most of your space. by Scott McGillivray (NAPS)--With house prices on the ,rise, finishing a basement is the latest trend toward building even more equity in the home. A finished basement can offer a little extra room to give a growing family space to breathe, and with so many uses, a renovated basement may be the exact solution ! to what your home is missing. It can provide addition- McGillivray al storage space, a soundproofed media room, craft room, guest room or income suite. The possibilities are practically endless. Here are some tips on how to give your base- ment a 180-degree makeover: Waterproof it. Check the interior foundation and floors to make sure there are no existing moisture issues, water damage or mold problems. Address any primary moisture issues before finishing the space. Examine grading to ensure water runs away from your foundation. Soundproof it. Installing acous- tic insulation can provide an excellent excuse for cranking up the subwoofer, hosting a get-together or letting the kids run wild. Soundproofing can be the ul- timate solution to maximize your base- ment's peace, quiet and privacy. Indus- try experts suggest using Roxul Safe 'n' Sound, which effectively absorbs sound and is easy to work with. Add or replace flooring. Installing a new floor can improve the overall comfort level and look of your base- ment. Vinyl, laminate, ceramic tile and engineered hardwood are great options. Say no to carpet, which can harbor mold and allergens, particularly in the basement, and don't forget to lay a subiloor. Add color. Transform the dull and boring space into an inviting oasis or a colorful playroom with a simple coat of paint. If your basement has low ceilings or limited natural light, choose lighter, warmer tones to brighten the space. To add some drama, consider adding depth and visual interest to your space with a different-colored accent wall. Accessorize it. ~Lrow pillows, rugs, lighting and artwork are simple additions that can immediately enhance or change your basement's look and feel. Recessed lights can modernize, while artwork and throw pillows can add a splash of color. Accessories are really an opportunity to make it your own and let your personal- ity shine through. They also provide an inexpensive way to keep your space look- mg fresh from year to year. For more information, visit www. roxul.com. Scott McGiUivray is the award-win- ning TV host of the hit series "Income Prop- erty" on HGTV Canada, a full-time real estate investor, contractor, author and edu- cator Follow him on Twitter @smcgiUivray. 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The U.S. PIRG Education Fund But new research warns the and Frontier Group analyzed 44,000 deregulation would hurt U.S. consumer grievances from active service members, duty service members, veterans A report, called Protecting Those and their families. Mierzwinski Who Serve, said the bill weakens said the most common complaint the Consumer Financial Protection was problems with debt collectors. Bureau. He said for military members, this That would include limiting can have career consequences. the ability of the Office of "Admirals and Generals have Servicemember Affairs to defend routinely and often said that a military families against common leading cause of losing a security problems with predatory lenders, clearance is a bad debt, or a wrong Report coauthor Ed Mierzwinski debt," Mierzwinski said. is the consumer program director Loss of security clearance limits with the U.S. Public Interesta service member to lower level Research Group. positions, hindering their ability to '~rhe Financial CHOICE Act earn more money. makes it almost impossible for The Financial CHOICE Act the CFPB to protect anyone," passed the House along party lines, Mierzwinski said; "and that but it is likely to change in the includes service members." Senate, where lawmakers on the Supporters say the bill, HR 10, Banking Committee have shown removes blocksoneconomic growth, interest in a smaller but similar But Mierzwinski argued that, by bill. Tips to Avoid 'Summer Brain Dt ain' A FAMIL~ FESTI~A DAl[L]EY ~ V|l~C~NT T'|:I ~ C|t:[3RC|'IM'Eb4 .Lg~T AND "~g~ly.,,~vD Tues. June 13, 2017 Hinton News - 5 Lady Bobcats, i "A Winning Tradition" Nine State Championships ". q Summers County High School i June 19- June 23, 2017 8:30- 12:00 for Girls entering grades 2-6 12:30-4:00 for Girls entering Grades 6-9, Sixth Graders may choose to attend either the elementary or middlq school session. . The 2017 Lady Bobcats Basketball Camp, sponsored by the Hintoi~ Youth Basketball League will be held June 19 through June 23. The caml~ will be divided into two sessions in order to provide better individua]l instruction. A camp for girls entering grades 2-6 next year will be held~ from 8:30- 12:00 each day at Summers County High School. For girl~ entering grades 6-8 next year the camp is from 12:30-4:00 each day. Sixtl~ graders may choose to participate in either session based on ability, skill: level or family convenience. The cost of the camp is only $50.00. Each: camper will receive a T-shirt and trophy upon completion of camp. There' will be age appropriate competitions for awards and several prizes givenI away each day. The camps will be under the direction of Summers County Lady Bobcats ! Basketball Coaches Sarah Blevins and Chad Meador. The camp staffwill ! include coaches and players past and present from the Lady Bobcat i Basketball Program. i The camps will emphasize fundamental skills along with team concept, i The Lady Bobcats Basketball Camps will be lots of tim, but will require ~ lots of hard work. Each player will be a better player when they leave ! camp. Each player will also learn various drills that they will be able to l practice on at home and continue to improve their level of play. "' There will be short breaks with snacks and drinks available for purchase during each session of camp, but lunch will not be available. Pre.registration is preferred, however campers may also register in person on the first day of camp. Registration on Monday, June 19 for the elementary session grades 2-6 is between 8:00- 8:30am and for the middle school, session grades 6-9 registration will be between 12:00 & 12:30pm. i Camp highlights ** Daily Skills teaching basic fundamentals along with competitive games. *o , . . ~, Each Camper will receive a T-shirt and a Trophy or plaque * Various Awards will be presented and many prizes given away ,~ * Guest Speakers, Instructional, and Highlight Videos ! , . . . g, Fmal competitions and award ceremony at the conclusmn of camp t For additional information contact: Sarah Blevins School: 304-466-6040; Ce11:304-254-4395 i ~,|~ What Millennials Ought To Know (NAPS)--Ifyou are--or care about--a millennial, ,someone between the ages of 18 and 35, here's something you may care to consider: Many millennial men those age 26 and under--must register with the Selective Service. This applies to those native born and immigrants alike, re- gardless of status. Young millennial men can get gov- i What You Can Lose ernment assistance with college and Failure to register is a viohtioo'pf job fraining'~bn~d~hey reg~ste~ f0r i~ fine, aprison term or bOth. "~ " ' , " ~: What You Can Gain . .... , ',,.c.~ ,'~ years and 3 months. The Selectwe Ser- :, While most young men are aware of vice System keeps the information on ? this and register promptly, within 30 days file, processes it automatically and sends " of their birthdays, they may not recall all the benefits registration can bring. Registration is required for: Federal student loans and grant programs worth billions of dollars altogether Federal job training under the Work- force Investment Act Federal jobs or security dearance as a contractor an acknowledgment card. What You Can Do Fortunately, it's not difficult to do. Many high schools have volunteer reg- istrars to assist students with signing up. In addition, millennial students and graduates can check block #22 on the federal FAFSA application or go online at www.sss.gov from a smartphone or computer. Registration forms are also available at any U.S. post office. Learn More For further facts and to sign up, go to www.sss.gov. U.S. citizenship for immigrants Driver's licenses in some places. ] Some people even send in their reg- istration information as early as age 17 - 37th ANNIVERSARY- 4USIC IN THE MOUNTAINS |LU EG RASS F ESTIVAL SUMMERSVILLE MUSIC PARK i ii ,ii; 7441 Webster Road, Summersvdle, WV 2.64551 ff .,,, Featuring: "Tta 8esr of The 8es " ,.,. "lq|E U~i ~AY~ L~D QuIc~tl:v'l~tt RH(::~NDA V IN~F~4T TH i~ RA .*:g t