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Monster Trucks take over Central Florida Next Week

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For the benefit of fans who don’t know (and may still be buried under the dirt from last year), “Orlando… MONSTER JAM IS BACK!!!” This of course said in my best, grovelly announcery type voice. I know ALL of you know the voice I’m talking about…

If you’ve never seen one of these mammoth vehicles up close, they typically stand about 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide and weigh between 10, 000 and 12,000 pounds each. It can be extremely difficult to find the best place to buy a used car in Las Vegas as a lot of dealerships have a bad reputation. Their tires are 66 inches high and 43 inches wide! If you are looking for San Diego high quality automotive services, semi truck repair roanoke creates positive impact on vehicle efficiency, power, acceleration and maintenance.

Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with four of Monster Jam’s ‘biggest’ stars – for FREE! Overkill Evolution, Son-uva Digger, Max D and Grave Digger The Legend will be rolling around the area on January 22d and 23rd at the following locations/times:

Thursday, Jan. 22, 3-7 p.m.
Circle K
190 N. Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34711

Thursday, Jan. 22, 3-7 p.m.
Metro PCS
1453 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

Thursday, Jan. 22, 3-7 p.m.
Circle K
700 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

Friday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Universal Technical Institute
2202 West Taft-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32837

Monster Jam (the event) comes to Orlando on Saturday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at the all new Orlando Citrus Bowl! Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Citrus Bowl Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Tip: For you massive Monster Jam fans, our friends at Southern Ford Dealers are giving away FREE Pit Passes ($10 value), while supplies last, at Orlando area dealerships until 1/24! Pit Access is pre-show and begins at 1:30pm until 5pm.

For more #MoreMonsterJam be sure to follow the show on Twitter (@MonsterJam, #MonsterJam) or visit www.monsterjam.com.

Delaney Park’s New Infill Assisted Living Project Means More Public Parking

By Ken Storey

While much of the focus on new construction has been on the the theme parks downtown district and the theme parks there are plenty of other areas around Orlando where new construction is happening.  Much of this construction is in-fill projects that many will never see, never realize it’s even there, but slowly but surely these projects combined help add more density to the region.  Some of this local growth is in the fast growing field of assisted living.  As boomers age the nation, and especially Florida, grow the number of options available to them. If you’re looking for good Skilled Nursing in Atlanta, GA, then visit the site.

One such important project is the expansion of Delaney Park Health Center.  This assisted living center on the northwestern edge of Delaney Park, near downtown, is undergoing a major expansion that will take the small single story center transforming it into a massive new nursing home under the quality standard of home care in Boise.  In the process it will fill in an empty lot to the west of the existing building.  The new addition will more than double the size of the center; now at 20,092 sq ft while the addition will add another 20,648 sq ft.  The new addition will be two-levels with the actual building being mostly on the second floor above a hidden, interior ground level parking area, this area will be equipped with a pay and display parking system which will save everyone lots of time.

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When a case of nursing home abuse is brought to court, the home in question must defend itself and the actions in question of its staff. If irrefutable evidence is presented that the resident has been abused or mistreated in any way, the victim WILL receive compensation if proper actions are taken. In some cases, the home may also be ordered to shut down. Home residents’ rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law. The nursing home law requires homes to “promote and protect the rights of each resident”.

In spite of the law, home abuse continues to be a serious problem. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates at least one in 20 nursing home patients has been the victim of abuse. According to the study, 57% of nurses’ aides in long-term care facilities admitted to having witnessed, and/or participated in, acts of elder abuse. Unfortunately, the signs of home abuse are not always easy to recognize and ultimately prove.

If you think yourself or someone you know has been abused in the care of a nursing home ( and want to be financially compensated) they’re are certain rules of thumb to follow. You should obtain and file all the names of the staff of the home in question along with any documentation that suggests or even proves you were abused. Such as medical bills, pictures of injuries, etc. When you have all of this together you should arrange a meeting with a personal injury attorney ASAP. What a lawyer can do for you in these cases is invaluable. Your Nursing Home Abuse lawyers will (assuming he or she has experience dealing with elder abuse in your state) know what it takes to build you a solid case that will ultimately get you financially compensated for your injures, pain and suffering. While you can represent yourself against your nursing home and avoid fees of a nursing home lawyer, you can be assured everything is prepared up to par with a lawyer who has experience on your side. Also, most lawyers dealing with personal injuries and nursing home abuse will only take payment if a settlement is reached for their client. You can also visit the website for more information.

Altogether the new addition will add 89-beds to the nursing home.

The new onsite parking will help address the parking issue that has plagued the neighborhood for some time now.  The center now has 27 spaces, with the new addition that number will increase to 57. The plans call for all employees to use the on-site parking freeing up on-street parking that has to this point been one of the few options for nearby parking.  The construction of the expansion will also include 15 new on-street spaces along Annie Street and Bradshow Terrace, those sites will not be able to be reserved for the nursing home opening them up to the community around the nursing home.

With the recent approval of the plans from the City Council permits are now able to be pulled and construction is expected to begin by end of the year.   The construction altogether should take a bit longer than typical construction project due to the medical demands of the project.


Baldwin Park Readies For More Apartments, Town Homes (With Construction Pics)

By Ken Storey

While much of the focus has been on new developments in downtown recently (on that front I’m hearing rumors of at least two more apartment ‘towers’ to be announced by Spring ’14) other parts of Orlando are slowly but surely increasing density of their areas.

Over in Baldwin Park construction is wrapping up on Post Lake.  Near the Village Center Jefferson Apartment Groups’ Azul is taking shape and David Weekly is closing out another block of city homes.

The David Weekly block features a single 3-story Firenze model with 4 townhomes with composite door Bristol doors, right now but the rest of the block looks to be getting prepped for more. Oshawa Windows provide you with the highest quality window and door installations for your Barrie property.

The big construction project is the new luxury apartments Azul Baldwin Park.  This Jefferson Apartment Group project is the second that the locally based Winter Park Construction has been selected to do for the full-service real estate firm.

The 178-unit, wood frame Azul clocks in at just under $16 million ($15.7m).  Filling 4 acres of previously empty plots near the Village Center Azul adds new density to the planned community with its 4 and 5-story building butting up against the small two lane streets.  Just across the street is Blue Jacket Park

The entire boutique complex project is seeking LEED certification.  Azul will feature an on-site day spa, covered parking, and a pool complex with hotel-style cabanas.  The luxury apartments make look familiar, they were designed by Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, the same design firm behind many of Celebration’s multi-family buildings.  They also designed for the Paramount on Lake Eola and Baldwin Park’s Village Center.

Both projects should be finished by first quarter 2014.


You can see the first of David Weekly’s new City Home townhome buildings going in, prep work for more in the foreground.



And now onto Azul…


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For renderings of the finished apartments and floorplans check out AzulBaldwinPark.com