Marjorie Herweg Stakes
News from Oak Ridger:

Marjorie Louise Herweg Stakes was freed from the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s on Saturday, May 28, 2012.

Born June 23, 1919, in Burlington, Iowa, to Ouida Barbara Courtright Herweg and James Ewald Herweg, Marjorie graduated from Burlington High School and Drury College in Springfield, Mo., with a degree in home economics. During her first year of teaching, Marjorie met and married Joseph Thomas Stakes; a union that lasted until his death in 1983. Living in Atlantic City, N.J., and Springfield, West Plains, Jefferson City and Glendale, Mo., Marjorie’s life centered around her family, home, church (Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, Mo.), friends, and P.E.O. She was always the first to volunteer as room mother and Scout leader.

Her home economics background was apparent in her sewing for herself and her daughters, seasonal decorations (there are many 50- and 60-year-old “children” still hanging her handcrafted felt and sequin Christmas stockings and Advent calendars), garden flowers and entertaining. Extension courses in millinery, tailoring, cake decorating and calligraphy kept her calendar full as new interest groups were formed and her family and friends enjoyed the results of these new talents.

In retirement, Marjorie and her husband indulged their interest in antiques, adding to their collections and attending numerous conventions.

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Greenspiration Home Earns LEED Silver Certification
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(3BL Media) Greensboro, NC – April 30, 2012 – The Greenspiration Home in Greensboro, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  The private, custom-built home of Trish Holder and Mark Raines is the first LEED certified home in the Piedmont Triad region of north-central North Carolina.  The home is one of just a handful of LEED certified homes in the entire state.

It has been a long journey for Trish Holder, who acted as the LEED project manager throughout the process.  The Holder-Raines couple registered the home for LEED certification in October 2008 while it was under construction.  They have been living in the home with their two children since it was completed in January 2009.

 “We’ve been pacing ourselves,” joked Holder, a professional writer and marketing consultant for the commercial HVAC industry.  “LEED certification was always a goal, but not necessarily a priority.  Work, kids, and life had a way of taking precedence.”

The Challenges of Becoming LEED Certified

Part of Holder’s goal included being the first single family home to be LEED certified in the Piedmont Triad, an area that includes three of North Carolina’s major cities, Greensboro, High Point,…………… continues on Justmeans

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