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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 Tim Pachis overcame obstacles to put together the event.

“We had on our books a home show that is done by someone professionally all the time at different locations,” Chouris said. “They decided they were having some challenges early on with getting enough vendors… So, they canceled on us. We said, ‘We could go ahead and try to do this ourselves’ and that’s exactly what we did.

“Tim [Pachis] just started reaching out to different businesses that have the offerings for home improvement shows and got a positive response,” Chouris said. “People were anxious to participate. The vendors wanting to get out there and showcase their products.”

Guests are required to wear a mask for entry and will be asked to social distance. Spaced out walkways and hand sanitation stations will also be available.

Managing to put the event together within eight weeks, some of the event sponsors include Bath

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$1,325,000 Homes for Sale in Connecticut, California and South Carolina

One might have thought the most interesting thing about this house in southeastern Connecticut was that it belongs to Chris Elliott, the actor, comedian and writer, and his wife, Paula Niedert. But just as compelling is the identity of a previous owner: a local celebrity named Elizabeth Tashjian, better known as the Nut Lady. In 1972, Ms. Tashjian, an artist who inherited the property from her father, turned it into a cult attraction called the Nut Museum, ultimately charging three dollars and one nut as an entrance fee.

The Elliotts bought the house from a subsequent owner in 2008. Although it had been fixed up and endowed with central air-conditioning, they polished it, bringing in vintage and period-style fixtures, moldings and glass, and recreating a Victorian ambience with 21st-century comforts.

Old Lyme is a town about 100 miles northeast of New York and 120 miles southwest of Boston, with a seafaring past and a historically protected Main Street. This property is yards from the Lieutenant River boat launch and half a mile northeast of Ferry Landing State Park on the Connecticut River. According to Flood Factor, an online evaluation tool, its flood risk is minimal.

Size: 5,289 square feet

Price per square foot: $251

Indoors: Turning right from the central foyer and descending a few steps, you find a living room with hardwood floors, huge leaded casement windows and a ceiling ornamented with plaster moldings and hung with crystal chandeliers. The room extends more than 43 feet to the back of the house, ending with a red-marble fireplace topped by an elaborate mantel and mirror. A wide doorway hung with curtains on the left side of

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Part of FIFA-funded stadium collapses during renovation in South Sudan- The New Indian Express

By Associated Press

SOUTH SUDAN: Part of a FIFA-funded stadium in South Sudan has collapsed during renovation work.

The world body said on Friday it was in contact with the South Sudan Football Association and seeking further information on a “minor incident” this week at Juba National Stadium in the country’s capital.

“Currently, we understand that there are no casualties or injuries that occurred as a result of the incident,” FIFA said, adding it involved the “setting of concrete.”

The Juba National Stadium is South Sudan’s only international-standard stadium and is being renovated using money from the FIFA Forward Program. FIFA gave $5 million for the renovation.

Work has been halted, although it might restart in weeks, youth and sports minister Dr. Albino Bol said. The renovation began last year and it is already behind schedule.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino pledged to fund the renovation during a visit to the conflict-torn country in 2016 and he was expected to attend its inauguration. The stadium is being converted into a 7,000-seat facility capable of hosting international matches. South Sudan has been playing its home games in neighboring Sudan.

South Sudan is the world’s newest country having gained independence from Sudan in 2011, but it has been blighted by civil war for the last seven years. It joined FIFA in 2012.

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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.

The show will run daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25.

To be an exhibitor call (561) 795-6446 or e-mail [email protected]

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Contractor’s error causes three-day South Bimini outage

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By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

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Second homeowners yesterday said they were “rethinking our winter plans” after South Bimini was left without electricity for three days when a contractor cut Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) cable.

BPL, in a statement responding to Tribune Business inquiries, blamed a Water & Sewerage Corporation contractor for “damaging” the undersea cables that serve south Bimini when it started dredging activities on Saturday without the utility’s knowledge.

The state-owned energy monopoly added that while power was “quickly restored to north Bimini”, the southern island was left without power. While a BPL technician who arrived on Sunday was able to restore supply to parts of south Bimini, BPL said full power to both islands was only restored at 2pm yesterday.

“A joint exercise between Water & Sewerage and a third party took place on Saturday, without the knowledge of BPL, to dredge in the harbour in the vicinity of the South Bimini ferry dock to locate and unearth a broken waterline,” BPL said.

“During the works, the main BPL subsea feeder cables that supply power to south Bimini were damaged. Power on north and south Bimini was interrupted because of the incident. While we were able to quickly restore power to north Bimini, the damaged cables meant south Bimini was left without power.

“A technician was flown into Bimini on Sunday morning , and a temporary solution was put in place to restore power to some portions of south Bimini until the cables were repaired,” BPL added.

“Technicians worked tirelessly through the day and night to locate all damaged portions of the two sub-sea cables. Once all damaged portions were located and identified, the repair process began and was completed around 2pm today. Full power has been restored to north and south Bimini.”

Quincy Parker,

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