Manatee Habitat to help with veteran housing

November 9, 2012 

Habitat to help with vet housing

BRADENTON -- Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation.

Manatee Habitat is one of 84 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in this program designed to support U.S. veterans in need of home repair.

Habitat for Humanity's Repair Corps is a project funded by The Home Depot Foundation with a $2.7 million cash and in-kind gift card donation. Home repair grants will be allocated in amounts up to $15,000 for each Repair Corps project. The program grants will cover the cost of a variety of repairs that could include roofing and weather stripping to the installation of wheelchair ramps and renovated bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans.

Manatee Habitat will have staff available to provide information on the Veteran Home Repair program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Cortez ReStore, 4105 Cortez Road.

Manatee Habitat will be offering veterans and military personnel a 25 percent discount on ReStore purchases from Monday through to the end of November.

For more information, call 748-9100, ext 102.

Sarasota-Manatee Originals launch new website

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota-Manatee Originals, a trade organization comprised of more than 50 independent local restaurants, has launched a new website.

Designed by the Sarasota-based Destiny Group, the site, www.freshoriginals.com. helps visitors learn about the region's dining and culinary offerings. It features restaurant and chef profiles, an interactive map and events calendar, dining guides and cooking demonstration videos.

Cosmetic seminar,food drive Wednesday

MANATEE -- Dr. Inda Mowett will demonstrate options in facial rejuvenation and skin care such as Botox, dermal fillers and laser treatments from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Aesthetic & Wellness Center, 3825 State Road 64 E., Suite 300.

There will be door prizes and refreshments.

Attendees will receive raffle tickets for each $5 of food donated. Donations will go to the Food Bank of Manatee County.

Reservations are required.

Construction begins onLake Club model home

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- NutterCustom Construction has broken ground on its first new home model in The Lake Club.

The 3,586-square-foot model is called The Windward and will have three bedrooms and four bathrooms, and will be designed with a British West Indies theme. It is expected to be completed by late February.

Nutter Custom Construction is also building in Harbor Acres, Venice and Bradenton.

-- Herald staff report

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