Homes at Villamar at Toscana Isles in Lake Worth, Fla. start in the $400,000s.
By Mary Salmonsen
Delray Beach, Fla.-based Akel Homes has opened its model homes and started new home sales at Villamar at Toscana Isles, a gated community of 208 single-family homes in Lake Worth, Fla.
The community will offer a total of 12 one- and two-story floor plans, priced starting from the $400,000s. The homes range from 1,809 to 2,980 square feet in size with two to six bedrooms, two to four bathroom and two- or three-car garages. Exterior options include Contemporary Spanish and Transitional, with a modern premium elevation available soon. A Design Studio is available on the community site for new home customization.
Villamar’s homes are designed to surpass Florida Building Code requirements, with a particular focus on hurricane Villamar’s homes are designed to surpass Florida Building Code requirements, with a particular focus on hurricane resistance. To this end, in lieu of wood-frame construction, the homes will be constructed from complete concrete block on both the first and second floor, without any compromise to interior or exterior aesthetics. Additional resilient features include impact-rated windows and gypcrete subflooring.
by Danielle Malagarie Tuesday, May 21st 2019
FAIRBORN, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Construction is underway at Fairborn Primary on a building that will house a tornado shelter capable of fitting 1,200 students inside. Once it's completed, it will be the first school in Ohio to have such a shelter.
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Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.
"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."
So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Morgan and several other men and women are dressed in work boots, hard hats and Carhartt's, clipped to safety harnesses with heavy wrenches hanging from their belts. They're being timed as they wrestle 600-pound I-beams into place.
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