Local fiber producers, author featured at Schweinfurth’s fiber market on Nov. 10

Kate Pelkey, owner of Otter Lake Farm & Fiber in Weedsport, NY, examines her sheep. She started the farm in 2017 and will be selling her products at the Schweinfurth Art Center’s Fall Fiber Market on Nov. 10 Kate Pelkey, owner of Otter Lake Farm & Fiber in Weedsport, began making soaps and lotions more than a decade ago because she couldn’t find any that didn’t irritate her skin. “Commercial facial cleansers and beauty bars are actually not soap,” she explained. “They are usually a detergent with man-made chemicals, including a variety of parabens that I found caused excessive dryness, redness, and acne. After years of frustration and dollars wasted using commercial products, I decided to make my own skincare products.” Kate Pelkey makes soap bars in the shape of sheep. She will be selling her skin care products at the Schweinfurth’s Fall Fiber Market. Her products were so effective that it became a business soon after. It took longer to achieve the rest of her dream: raising sheep. She started her 5-acre farm in 2017. She will be selling her skin and fleece products Nov. 10 at the Schweinfurth Art Center’s second annual Fall Fiber Market. The event, set for ...

Among the new parts available is a hydrocarbon injector driver module for Volvo units; a HD

Among the new parts available is a hydrocarbon injector driver module for Volvo units; a HD Exclusive diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) fluid sensor for Freightliner models; a complete exhaust pipe flange gasket kit for Chevy, GMC and Workhorse custom chassis; a direct-fit replacement HVAC control module for Freightliner models; and a ready to install drive shaft for various Isuzu models. Dorman says these featured products are just a fraction of the total number of new parts introduced this month. Following its tips on air line inspection and replacement, Phillips Industries has released its October edition of Tech Tips, which addresses handle grips for air lines. If your air lines didn’t come with pre-installed or prefabricated… The Class 8 market is moving from 2019 peak activity in sales and build into a substantial correction in 2020, while activity for the total medium-duty market was jumbled in August, according to ACT Research’s… Thomas Built Buses announced it has added TrailerCraft to its dealer network as the new exclusive Thomas Built Buses dealer for the state of Alaska. TrailerCraft has been supporting customers in the Alaska area for the past… Childrens Color Bracelet, C...

MLB: Widow files wrongful death lawsuit against Braves

The widow of a beer tap inventor who died inside a walk-in beer cooler at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ballclub. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Angela Keeling filed the lawsuit on Friday in Fulton County State Court. She is seeking unspecified damages in the death of her husband, Marvin Todd Keeling, who was found dead on June 26, 2018, inside a walk-in beer cooler where he was installing beer taps. Keeling’s lawsuit says a faulty door mechanism and lethal carbon dioxide leaks were the primary causes of her husband’s death. According to the lawsuit, Keeling was finalizing the installation of the tap system when the cooler filled with carbon dioxide. The autopsy report said Keeling’s “fall/collapse was very rapid or that he was so disoriented that he was unable to form or act on logical thought processes.” Keeling’s lawyers contend the 48-year-old inventor had no way to get out of the cooler because of a “faulty door release mechanism that was improperly constructed, assembled, maintained and allowed to exist” despite knowledge of its status. In addition to the Braves, the lawsuit also names several con...