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  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • 1900-era farmhouse gets a fresh -- but fitting -- design

    1900-era farmhouse gets a fresh -- but fitting -- design
    Pennsylvania contractor Jeff Morrison looked at the forgettable facade of Jennifer and Michael Mankowski's home, a stuccoed, farmhouse-style exterior. But what he actually saw was a circa-1900 house begging to emerge. His partner, designer Courtney Kish,...
  • Delray Beach teen program receives grant

    Nonprofits The nonprofit Milagro Center in Delray Beach is adding a van to transport teens, thanks to a $12,000 challenge grant from Hands On Tzedakah of Boca Raton. The van will serve middle school and high school students in after-school and summer-...
  • 'Hollywood Exiles in Europe': Feeling alienated and anxious

    Most everyone knows about the Hollywood blacklist of the late 1940s, about how it drove progressive filmmakers into self-imposed exile in Europe. What happened next, what those people did once they settled in overseas, is considerably less known, and...
  • Concrete is not the problem [Letter]

    Concrete is not the problem [Letter]
    I've known Brian Dolan for nearly 25 years, back to a time when I was the concrete engineer and he was an assistant district engineer, both for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As old colleagues, I wasn't surprised to see his informative...
  • Meet candidates for upcoming primary

    Meet candidates for upcoming primary
    Florida's primary is Aug. 26. The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County Area will sponsor a judicial meet and greet from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Candidates for judicial races including...
  • Wethersfield Council OKs Final High School Construction Contracts

    WETHERSFIELD — The town council has approved the final $5.1 million worth of construction contracts for the ongoing reconstruction of Wethersfield High School. Contracts for roofing, flooring, ceramic tile and kitchen equipment were put on hold...
  • Highland Park to demolish sewage treatment plant at Millard Park

    Highland Park to demolish sewage treatment plant at Millard Park
    An empty sewage treatment plant in Highland Park will be demolished, a project that park district officials hope will free up a view of Lake Michigan and Millard Park beach below the bluff. Officials said the work will begin after Labor Day, and...
  • Home of the Day: A telescoping contemporary in the Encinal Bluffs

    Home of the Day: A telescoping contemporary in the Encinal Bluffs
    Walls of telescoping glass open to reveal views of the Malibu coastline at this concrete contemporary residence in the Encinal Bluffs. Plank-hardwood flooring adds an earthy tone to streamlined interiors, which feature a chef’s kitchen, a floating...
  • VoluntEARS dan una mano con el regreso a clases

    VoluntEARS dan una mano con el regreso a clases
    Mientras los maestros de Osceola y Orange se preparan para el nuevo año escolar, Mickey Mouse y un grupo de Disney VoluntEARS les manifestaron su apoyo al donar 2.5 millones de útiles escolares y dinero en efectivo en beneficio de más de 70,000...
  • Your Place: Replacing chipped tile with vinyl not a DIY job

    Your Place: Replacing chipped tile with vinyl not a DIY job
    Question: My townhouse is built on a slab, and I have ceramic tile in the kitchen. A few of the tiles have chips where items were dropped. Is it possible to have the ceramic tile removed and replaced with vinyl? This is not a job I would do myself; I...