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2,500-home community coming in north Fort Worth

Plano-based developer and builder Green Brick Partners has teamed up with Arizona-based Taylor Morrison Homes to plan a more than 2,500-home community in north Fort Worth.



a view of a stone building: New residential community is off U.S. 287 and will start early next year.


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New residential community is off U.S. 287 and will start early next year.

Green Brick and Taylor Morrison have purchased almost 900 acres Near U.S. Highway 287 near the Sendera Ranch community.

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The two firms plan to break ground in early 2021 on a new residential community named Madero.

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our presence in Fort Worth, and to provide homebuyers a fantastic opportunity to live in such close proximity to attractive amenities including Eagle Mountain Lake while maintaining easy access to major employment centers in Fort Worth,” Jed Dolson, Chief Operating Officer for Green Brick Partners, said in a statement. “In addition to its ideal location, Madero will feature a wealth

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Milwaukee NARI Home & Remodeling Show starts Oct. 16

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The annual NARI Home & Remodeling Show will be slightly smaller this year as the coronavirus pandemic keeps more people at home and interested in making improvements. 

NARI Milwaukee is hosting its home and remodeling show Oct. 16-18 at State Fair Park. 

Around 70 NARI Milwaukee members will host exhibit booths. Last year, more than 100 members staffed exhibit booths. The home and remodeling show has exhibitors for all types of remodeling and home improvement products and services. 

“We’re excited to connect homeowners who are eager to get their home improvements underway with local contractors. By hosting a safe and accessible show, we’re helping reopen the economy and support area small businesses,” said Diane Welhouse, executive director of NARI Milwaukee, in a news release. “Nearly 80% of our members are small businesses with fewer than 10 employees so the annual show is important to them.” 

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Call for safety improvements at intersection near Viola follows crash that killed mother, 4 children



a fire hydrant in the middle of a field: A memorial in Sedgwick County marks the intersection where a mother and four children died in a crash Friday (Sept. 25, 2020).


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A memorial in Sedgwick County marks the intersection where a mother and four children died in a crash Friday (Sept. 25, 2020).

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office on Monday provided an update to its investigation into a Friday afternoon crash near Viola that killed four children and their mother.

The sheriff’s office said the family’s SUV was traveling southbound on 263rd Street West when the driver of a grain truck, traveling east on 71st Street South, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. The intersection of 263rd Street West and 71st Street South is where the SUV hit the rear of the grain truck’s trailer after the truck’s driver ran the sign, deputies said.

Sedgwick County is looking to make changes to the intersection with the goal of preventing another tragedy at the spot north of Viola

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This Kitchen Will Make You Want Your Own Rotisserie Oven

Like many modern-day entertainers with old homes, Karen Williams had long found that the layout and flow in her Hamptons home just wasn’t quite ideal for her lifestyle. Luckily, Williams is creative director at luxury kitchen design company St. Charles New York, so, when faced with “the challenge of how to modernize a farmhouse kitchen,” she was pretty well-prepared. Not only that, but she’s clued in to some seriously game-changing design details that most homeowners would overlook.



a room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table: Karen Williams creates a decked out kitchen at her home in the Hamptons that's highly functional for cooking and hosting.


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Karen Williams creates a decked out kitchen at her home in the Hamptons that’s highly functional for cooking and hosting.

Beneath what looks like a pretty surface of sage green, textural accents, and marble countertops, are smart solutions to make the space highly functional for cooking and hosting (eventually!). Read on to learn from Williams’s expertise.

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The first thing Williams did was remove a wall to create

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Repair start on damage to East Haven High School’s Crisafi Field

EAST HAVEN — Work has begun to rebuild East Haven High School’s Frank “Coach” Crisafi Field, which was destroyed by wind micro-bursts in the Aug. 27 severe thunderstorm — and the Board of Education this week gave the go-ahead to do repair work on home bleachers, which also were damaged.

The synthetic turf field — used by both the Yellowjackets football and soccer teams — should be completed by Nov. 2, Athletic Director Anthony Verderame told the Board of Education this week.

“The field is scheduled to be completed on Nov. 2 and we will have our last games for soccer that week,” Verderame told the board. “If we do not get the $10,000 to fix the home stands, we will not be able to use the facility for fans.

“It will just be the athletes competing,” he said.

“As of now they are scheduled to complete the leveling of

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Springfield Preservation Trusts honors organizations, individuals for historic renovation projects

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Preservation Trust is conducting its annual awards ceremony on Sept. 30 to honor organizations and individuals for historic renovations.

The event it will be held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and offered as a livestream on Facebook at 7 p.m.

The Preservation Awards honor individuals and organizations that help restore and preserve historic places in Springfield.

The Donald Courtemanche Award for Restoration will go to:

  • Listen Lynda LLC for the adaptive reuse of the historic Masonic Temple at 339 State St.
  • The city of Springfield for the restoration of the front stairs and decorative cornice at the Springfield Central Library, 220 State St.
  • DevelopSpringfield for the restoration of the Trinity Block, now known as the Springfield Innovation Center, at 276 Bridge St.
  • Icarian Real Estate Advisors for restoration of 120 Mill St.
  • Caron Management for stabilization of 116-120 Longhill St.
  • Jesse & Emila Lederman for
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Electrician Raises Over $100K For Woburn Woman’s Crumbling Home

WOBURN, MA — In early August, Woburn’s Gloria Scott called =electrician John Kinney due to an issue with one of her light fixtures. On arrival, he quickly realized the problems were much larger than that one light.

Less than two months later, Kinney has raised over $100,000 for his fellow Woburnite, and brought together local contractors and tradesmen to fully renovate her home.

Scott, 72, lives alone and is on a fixed income. After his first visit, Kinney immediately called for volunteers on Facebook, before launching the Facebook fundraiser and then creating a Facebook group, Gloria’s Gladiators, to bring every available resource to bear.

“I got some volunteers together and we went in there and did a ton of yard work and cleanup,” Kinney wrote in the fundraiser description. “Everyone did an amazing job, and this nice old woman was very grateful. It’s simply just not enough though.”

The problems

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Home Depot Has Long Dominated America’s Newest Pastime: Home Improvement Projects

It all started with a firing—a very foolish one.

In 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were executives at Handy Dan, a home improvement chain based in Southern California. Despite the business being very profitable, the pair had begun to tinker with a new idea. By lowering prices, they found, the stores’ volume shot up, making Handy Dan even more money. The executives had planned to implement that strategy systemwide, but they never got the chance. Corporate raider Sanford C. Sigoloff—who liked to call himself the “Skillful Scalpel”—took over the company, and deciding to save himself two salaries, got rid of Marcus and Blank.

That one decision probably prevented Handy Dan from becoming America’s home improvement leader. Instead, that honor would go to a place called The Home Depot.

Recruiting investment banker Ken Langone and retailer Pat Farrah, who’d run National Lumber and Supply Company, Marcus and Blank opened up

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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Drop $17.5 Million On Another Contemporary Beverly Hills Home

Affirming their quest for world domination, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen purchased another Beverly Hills mansion for $17.5 million. Already acing life in social media, food, fashion, music, awards, books, politics and real estate, the celebrity couple’s knack for making news is, well, Legendary. Life is good.

Recently, Legend and Teigen listed their high-design Beverly Hills residence for $24 million, and revealed a third baby is on the way. So upgrading their living arrangement while downsizing expenses makes sense. Plus, this hard-working entertainment duo is always on the move anyway. Who’s to stop them from doing whatever they want?

From

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I Luv Company, Specializing in Silicone Kitchen Utensils and Idea Consumer Goods, Speeds Up the Entry into Overseas Markets – Press Release

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I Luv Company, which sells silicone kitchen utensils and idea consumer goods to hypermarkets and home shopping in Korea, is accelerating its entry into the overseas market.

I Luv Company is loved by housewives in their 30s, 40s and 50s, dealing with silicone and novel idea kitchen utensils and daily necessities, as well as safe consumer goods and cost-effective consumer goods.

I Luv Company owns 1 patent and 2 trademark registrations, 1 design, and 1 intellectual property rights, was awarded in the Trademark Design Rights Fair in 2018, and received a commendation from the Shared Growth Committee and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in 2019. 

The main product of I Luv Company is silicone cooking utensils, and what’s special is that it is entirely made of silicone, unlike general cases where only part of the product is made of to lower the mass production cost,

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