Victoria High School reopens after 4-year renovation, seismic upgrades

On Friday, for the first time in almost four years, students once again filled the halls of Victoria High School.

“It’s our orientation day so we’re mostly just touring the school,” said Briar Gotro, a Grade 12 student at Victoria High School.

The renovation added capacity for 200 more students up from 800. It was budgeted for $80 million and students were supposed to return in February.

The school has been seismically upgraded and comes with a new neighborhood learning center and a turf playing field.

“There’s still a lot of history in it,” said Yoshiko Oike, Grade 12 student

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Halcyon times for star renovation trio

It has been a busy summer break for the team at Three Birds Renovations. Source: Supplied


It has been a busy summer break for the talented Three Birds Renovations team of Lana Taylor, Bonnie Hindmarsh and Erin Cayless.

Their top priority was to finish – and film – the luxury Glenhaven home renovation of Erin and her husband Nathan Cayless, the Parramatta Eels NSW Cup coach.

The Cayless family bought the five-bedroom, four-bathroom Binet home on 2200sq m in late 2020 for $2,715,000.

“Often things take me a little bit longer than the other girls,” Erin confessed.

But husband Nathan

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Minneapolis American Indian Center ushers in new era after massive renovation

MINNEAPOLIS — Soulful pride bellowed along Franklin Avenue where a beacon for the indigenous community was reborn. A parade ushered in a new era at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

It hosted a reopening celebration to commemorate the massive renovation project over the past few years. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan got a preview of the facility last week and was thrilled to welcome visitors Wednesday.

“This is an investment that will matter for generation after generation after generation,” she said before thanking the center’s executive director, Mary LaGarde, for her dedication to the project. “We are here for this ribbon

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The story behind Charleston single house architecture | Features

Paul Douxsaint, the home’s original owner, earned his money as a merchant of people, regularly importing Africans to the British colony. The people he purchased likely made each brick comprising the house. Other enslaved people worked on the rice plantations, helping to make Charleston the richest of the colonies.


The history of civil rights and the Black experience is everywhere in Charleston

Small gestured to a brick column next to a heavy black door, explaining to the tourists how she knows the stones are local: The clay here has iron in it, leaving the red brick peppered with black dots.

The street-facing door opens not to the home’s interior, but a two-story

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