D.R. Hortonbuilding in Ellenton
ELLENTON -- D.R. Horton is building new homes at Covered Bridge Estates in Ellenton.
D.R. Horton is scheduled to open sales soon, offering seven of the local division's most popular floor plans on the remaining 59 homesites.
When complete, Covered Bridge Estates plans to have more than 700 homes. There are nearly 600 residents living in the community. The seven single-family home plans featured at Covered Bridge Estates are between 1,844 and 3,576 square feet and are priced from the low $200,000s.
Community features include a pool and cabana, full basketball and tennis courts, a clubhouse and fitness center and onsite boat storage.
Fundraiser for rural health services set for Nov. 6
BRADENTON -- Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation will host its annual fundraising event from 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6
Guests will gather at the Bradenton Area Convention Center to celebrate Dr. Angus Woodward Graham Jr. as he is bestowed with the Sen. Edgar H. Price Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year's event is themed "Images of Caring" in recognition of Graham's extensive work with medical-imaging technology.
Each year, the Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation celebrates a person of the community who has made a difference through demonstrated leadership, community involvement and philanthropy.
The dinner is named in honor of Manatee County's former state senator who spent his career fighting for the rights of the indigent to receive quality medical care.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the current and future patients of Manatee County Rural Health Services Inc.
Graham joins such past recipients of the Edgar H. Price Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award as Florida's former First Lady Rhea Chiles and former Manatee County Commissioner Pat Glass
For more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets, call 941-776-4017.
Ackman to sell J.C. Penney stake for $504.4 million
NEW YORK -- J.C. Penney's biggest investor, William Ackman, plans to sell his entire stake in the struggling department store operator for about $504.4 million -- a loss of around $470 million from what he paid for it.
The move comes two weeks after Ackman resigned from J.C. Penney Co.'s board as part of a deal to resolve an unusually public battle between the activist investor and the retailer. Pershing Square Capital Management's Ackman disclosed in a regulatory filing late Monday that he was going to sell his nearly 18 percent interest -- or 39.1 million shares. On Tuesday, Ackman said that the shares will be priced at $12.90 each, about 3 percent below Monday's $13.35 closing price
-- Herald staff, wire reports