Brooklyn begins $314,000 trail addition and renovation at Marquardt Park

BROOKLYN, Ohio — The $314,000 revitalization of Marquardt Park in Brooklyn began earlier this week with the work expected to be finished in late October.

“The first phase begins with the renovation of the path, which over the years residents have been requesting,” Brooklyn Recreation Commissioner Jack Abbruzzese said. “The existing trail that goes through the wooded area of the park on the perimeter is going to be renovated and resurfaced.

“We’re also adding a connecting path through the neighborhood that extends Richard Drive through some of those dead-end streets. It’s a six-foot asphalt walking path wide enough for biking; however, there won’t be any bike lines on it.”

Residents in the area have also requested such a path that connects Richard Drive to Autumn Lane located on the northern boundary of Marquardt Park.

Construction has started on the revitalization of Brooklyn Marquardt Park, which includes renovated and added trails, as well as new playground equipment and pavilion.

Construction has started on the revitalization of Brooklyn’s Marquardt Park, which includes renovated and added trails,

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A modern family-home renovation that puts play first

The Toronto home of Greg Hall and Meghan Walker.

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Eight years ago, Greg Hall and Meghan Walker, two entrepreneurs, bought their Toronto home because it had four separate apartments. Their plan was to live on the ground level, with Mr. Hall’s mom, who was in the process of downsizing, upstairs in a separate suite. Two basement units were to be rented out to offset the cost of the house.

At the time, the couple had a young daughter, and their 1,750-square-foot Summerhill flat felt comfortable. Things started getting tighter after their second daughter was born, more so with the birth of their third little girl. Two years ago, to alleviate their cramped quarters, Mr. Hall and Ms. Walker decided to take back their basement, doubling their living space. (Expanding to the second level was never an option – who would ever dare to evict their own mother?)

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Centre Pompidou Faces Three- to Seven-Year Renovation Closure

Paris’s Centre Pompidou could fully close for three years, beginning in 2023, or close partially for seven years, in order for necessary repairs to be made to the iconic 1970s building, The Art Newspaper reports. The schedule of the projected $235 million maintenance work is currently under consideration by the French government.

The repairs are a long time coming. Though an overhaul of the building’s external glass-enclosed escalators was begun in 2019 with expected completion in 2021, with further plans afoot for a new, expanded entrance, Centre Pompidou’s president, Serge Lasvignes, told French daily Le Figaro that no major work had been done on the structure since it opened in 1977.

Other factors besides cost will play a part in the decision regarding the renovations. A three-year closure would likely see the museum programming shows in other locations; a seven-year partial closure would mean that some exhibitions could take place

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Federal Courts impose final judgements on release of asbestos during renovation project



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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) – Federal courts have imposed final judgments on two defendants in connection with the unlawful release of asbestos during a commercial renovation project in Cheyenne in 2015. The project involved the building at 2100 Pioneer Avenue, which Dr. Richard S. Cutler had purchased for use as a dental office. Despite a prior inspection that confirmed the presence of asbestos in the building, Dr. Cutler’s contractor, Jacob Lee Davis, began renovation work at the building without conducting proper abatement or taking various other measures required by federal law and regulations. A subsequent investigation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed several workers had been exposed or potentially exposed to asbestos during the renovation project.

“The results in these cases demonstrate the Department of Justice’s commitment to protecting public health and safety,” said U.S. Attorney Mark A. Klaassen. “The defendants

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Harris County to consider plan for downtown park renovation, lynching memorial

Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday is expected to approve a plan to transform a one-block park in downtown Houston into a memorial to four African-American men who were lynched during the Jim Crow era.

The proposal by Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis would use the entire block that contains Quebedeaux Park — between Fannin, Congress, San Jacinto and Franklin streets — into a place where he said visitors can remember racial terror of the past and reflect

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Inuvo’s IntentKey Uncovers Changing Home Renovation Audience Behaviors in Midst of COVID-19 for …

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE American: INUV), a leading provider of marketing technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that serves brands and agencies, today announces how the IntentKey artificial intelligence (AI) technology has built strong brand awareness with new audiences for a national home improvement retailer client by uncovering changing audience behaviors in the midst of COVID-19.

The pandemic has created a boom in home remodeling, as more time at home has changed the way people need their homes to function. Houzz reported a 58% increase in professional referrals for projects year-over-year. In a Porch.com survey, more than 75% of consumers said they plan to take on a new project within the next 12 months. CNBC coverage also boasts record high equity is giving homeowners the financial flexibility and confidence to reinvest in their homes as real estate prices increase amid record low

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Home Under Renovation Catches Fire Overnight In Denver

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Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Claims He Was Taken Out of Context in Atlantic Story on Trump Stealing Election

Lawrence Tabas insists he has no intention of disenfranchising the voters of Pennsylvania.Tabas, the state’s Republican Party chairman, said he isn’t planning a scheme where the GOP-led State Assembly – not voters – would choose Pennsylvania’s 20 electors.He hasn’t discussed such a strategy with other Republican leaders or the Trump campaign.But he understands why readers of The Atlantic might come to the conclusion that he has.Tabas was one of several sources in a 9,800-word story by Atlantic staff writer Barton Gellman published last week on the magazine’s website. The story explores potential 2020 election chaos and the possibility that President Donald Trump could cling to power by preventing “the formation of a consensus about whether there is any outcome at all.”The story says Tabas is one of at least three prominent

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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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Jackson Hilton Garden Inn unveils renovation | MS Business Journal



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Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Jackson




The Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown, an iconic historic hotel located in the heart of the city center, has completed renovations to its 7,321 square feet of meeting and event space, 186 guest rooms, full-service restaurant and bar, lobby and fitness center. A Mississippi Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and formerly known as the King Edward Hotel, the property is a symbol of Jackson’s downtown Renaissance and continues its legacy of offering classic charm and warm Southern hospitality to today’s travelers from around the world.  

Completed in July 2020 and designed to retain the hotel’s historical elegance, the renovations infuse a vibrant ambiance that resonates throughout the property. Nine meeting rooms and pre-function spaces, capable of hosting groups up to 300, received new carpeting, wallcoverings, seating, lighting, and window treatments. The venue space was expanded with the addition

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Softening lumber prices offer hope for homebuyers, renovation project builders

Analysts say recent softening of record high prices for lumber could translate into a little relief for homebuyers and do-it-yourselfers while continuing to spur high profits for producing companies.

RBC analyst Paul Quinn says a US$14 drop to US$941per thousand board feet in the North American framing lumber composite price on Friday represents the first weekly decline noted by industry watcher Random Lengths since April 10. In the same week last year, the price was US$367.

He says declines could be expected to continue in coming weeks, but pointed out the November lumber futures contract increased US$28 over the same week to US$607 per thousand board feet.

Kevin Mason, managing director of ERA Forest Products Research, says prices are levelling off after hitting record levels this summer because price-conscious buyers are delaying projects and the peak summer construction season is drawing to a close.

However, he said the change in

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