Makeover of historic mansion becomes journey of discovery for Black family, their online followers

Any homeowner renovating a historic property knows there’s a possibility of discovering a surprise or two lurking behind the walls. Water damage, mildew, faulty wiring systems and more are not uncommon. But for Black homeowners, the surprises may be more than expensive or hazardous. Sometimes, they’re painful reminders of generational […]

Aurora family warns about moving brokers

DENVER — An Aurora family is warning others about moving brokers after they said a moving company stole their belongings. Brandi and Alex Apolinaris will tell you themselves that they trusted the wrong people. “Don’t do what we did,” said Alex Apolinaris. “Hire someone reputable or just do it yourselves.” […]

Family finds hope as search continues

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — When Mike Noriega heard that part of the condominium tower where his grandmother lived had collapsed, he rushed with his father to the scene. They arrived at a nightmarish 30-foot pile of pancaked concrete and mangled metal, the remains of her 12-story building — and no […]

Teach kids about meaning of Memorial Day | Family

As we emerge from a challenging year of isolation and uncertainty, Memorial Day weekend will likely mark a significant turning point in how we spend our time and with whom. Schools are letting out, temperatures are rising toward T-shirt weather and high vaccination rates offer safe opportunities to gather once […]

How a family renovated a College Park house with water damage and turned it into their home [photos, video] | Food + Living

Carmalena Stoltzfus and Raj Iyengar’s converted carriage house in downtown Lancaster had 16-foot-high ceilings, industrial design details and lots of light. It was Carmalena’s dream home. But it wasn’t the perfect space for a family with two young children and a Saint Bernard. So they sold the home. “I told […]