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South Florida Fair organizes first home improvement show

From impact windows to home fitness equipment, the South Florida Fair’s Home Improvement & More Show is set to offer a one-stop shopping experience for residents looking to make at-home enhancements.

With over 60 vendors in attendance, the free event is set for Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., in West Palm Beach. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Representing an array of home improvement areas, the vendors include kitchen, bath, water filtration, patios, doors, landscape, security, remolding, hot tubs, roofing, gazebos, household items, art, jewelry, window treatment, decks, patios, screening, tree services, flooring and automotive.

After experiencing a couple of bumps in the road due to COVID-19, South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions President and CEO Vicki Chouris and corporate sales manager

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Florida Coach Wanted 90,000 Fans at Home This Week, But Now His Players Have COVID

Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen said he wanted 90,000 screaming fans at his home stadium this weekend when they host the LSU Tigers. Now, they hope to just play a game after suspending team activities because some of their players have caught coronavirus.

The school announced Tuesday that it has suspended athletic activities after five football players tested positive for COVID-19. Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin issued a statement that said the suspension of activities was out of caution.

“Out of an abundance of caution, team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon. Head coach Dan Mullen has been in communication with football players and their parents, and I have had conversations with the Southeastern Conference office, last week’s opponent Texas A&M, and this week’s opponent LSU,” Stricklin said.

Strucklin added that the UF sports medicine department will reassess the situation on Wednesday.

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Hundreds of Florida nursing home residents likely died indirectly from Hurricane Irma, study finds

Hurricane Irma caused the deaths of 134 Floridians in 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. But the indirect death count likely was much higher, according to a study released last week that examined the deaths of 695 seniors living in nursing homes in the 90 days after the storm.

Researchers at the University of South Florida and Brown University used data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to examine the health outcomes of nearly 62,000 people aged 65 and older in 640 Florida nursing homes. They focused on the health outcomes of residents within specific time periods — before, during and after Hurricane Irma. Then they compared the residents’ health with people who lived in the same nursing homes during the same time period in 2015 — which had no hurricanes.

The likelihood of hospitalization and death increased significantly within 30 and 90 days after

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South Florida Fair producing Home Improvement Show for the first time



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The South Florida Fair has announced it will be hosting it’s first-ever Home Improvement & More Show in the Expo Center at the end of October.

The Fair said they created the event because people are spending more time in their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Given what we’ve been experiencing since March with this pandemic, there has never been such a high demand for at-home enhancements in kitchens and baths, lawn and landscape, décor and home office ideas,” said Vicki Chouris, president & CEO of the South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions.

There are more than 60 vendors slated to be at the event that include categories such as windows, kitchen, bath, patios, landscaping, and more.

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Ecotainer Concept INC Builds the First Shipping Container Home in Delray Beach Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2020 / Miami, Florida based Ecotainer Concept is pleased to offer luxury shipping container homes as a perfect alternative to those who are looking to add a more environmentally friendly home to their eco-friendly lifestyle. Ecotainer Concept is a development company that specializes in building affordable yet luxurious homes using shipping containers. Their unique development style blends a focus on sustainability, affordability and quality with aesthetics and attention to detail.

In addition to other projects throughout South Florida, Ecotainer recently completed Delray Beach’s first shipping container home. A 2 bedroom 2 bathroom single family home located near Downtown Delray. Nathaniel Crawford, a real estate broker with Amazing SoFlo properties who is handling the sale of the home, was quoted as saying “Everyone deserves a place to feel safe and an opportunity to pursue their purpose. Having a home is an important part

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Renovation of Florida Hotel Turns Into 19th Century Treasure Trove



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A hotel renovation in Florida has turned out to be an archaeologist’s dream project after developers discovered historical artefacts. The recent renovation of Detroit Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida, which opened in 1888, has become a treasure trove of objects from the 19th century.

A report by Tampa Bay Times stated construction workers who were renovating the historic hotel building discovered an intact elevator which is at least 115 years old. The structure still has the old cage-like door and huge electric motor, as are the cables, however they had been cut.

The hotel is being renovated into a steampunk-themed restaurant and for the management, the recent discovery has made their place more authentic. As the publication reported, the Segreti’s Hospitality Group which has taken up the project decided to keep the discoveries.

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Kennedy Funding Closes $3 Million Land Loan for Portion of Former Murdock Village Site in Port Charlotte, Florida

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A long-promised commercial center in Port Charlotte, Florida, will soon be underway, thanks to Kennedy Funding.

The Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based direct private lender today announced the closing of a $3 million loan to Lost Lagoon Development for the acquisition of 101.46 acres of land located at 17512 Toledo Blade Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

Lost Lagoon Development purchased the property for $3.755 million – and Kennedy Funding closed the loan – at 80% of the purchase price.

“A commercial real estate loan at 80% loan-to-cost, particularly on raw land, is quite rare in the hard money space,” said Kevin Wolfer, CEO, Kennedy Funding. “Knowing the contract contained several contingencies for rezoning and site plan approvals significantly increased this property’s value and made this an extremely unusual and attractive arrangement. Once the borrower secured the approvals, we were able to quickly close.”

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Kennedy Funding Closes $3 Million Land Loan for Portion of Former Murdock Village Site in Port Charlotte, Florida | Nachricht

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A long-promised commercial center in Port Charlotte, Florida, will soon be underway, thanks to Kennedy Funding.

The Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based direct private lender today announced the closing of a $3 million loan to Lost Lagoon Development for the acquisition of 101.46 acres of land located at 17512 Toledo Blade Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

Lost Lagoon Development purchased the property for $3.755 million and Kennedy Funding closed the loan at80% of the purchase price.

“A commercial real estate loan at 80% loan-to-cost, particularly on raw land, is quite rare in the hard money space,” said Kevin Wolfer, CEO, Kennedy Funding. “Knowing the contract contained several contingencies for rezoning and site plan approvals significantly increased this property’s value and made this an extremely unusual and attractive arrangement. Once the borrower secured the approvals, we were able to

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Sabin on Sports: Brady still sees room for improvement after Buccaneers win at home – Sports Talk Florida

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What a difference a week makes: Tampa Bay wins their first game of the season at home against the Carolina Panthers.

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There was clear improvement by the Buccaneers in week 2 as they beat the Panthers 31-17, but Quarterback Tom Brady reports that they still need to work on execution. He reflected after the game saying, “we are still a long way from where we need to be.”   

Brady did acknowledge there “were a lot of good runs and we’re doing a good job blocking,” but he was not quite ready to say the offense has found their rhythm yet. 

They certainly found a better rhythm compared to last week against the Saints, including Mike Evans who had a 50-yard passing play in the first quarter which set up running back Ronald Jones II for a touchdown.  During that same play last week Evans stopped short on

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Florida Home Covered In Beer Cans Is Selling For $100,000

Do you like Budweiser? I mean really like it? Well chances are slim that you enjoy the so-called ‘King of Beers’ as much as the former owner of this condo in Lake Worth, Florida. Located just south of Palm Beach, the 815-square-foot property—with two bedrooms and two baths—is covered from floor to ceiling in empty cans of Bud. That’s thousands of branded aluminum cylinders in total.

Although it went on the market earlier this year, the listing only recently started getting national attention after the country’s largest brewery posted it to their Facebook page. Accompanied by the sarcastic caption, “The perfect house doesn’t exi-”, it now boasts over 1,000 likes—and counting. The house, meanwhile, was originally priced at $110,000, but didn’t attract any offers until the asking cost came down by

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