Image by Jamestown Public Schools.JAMESTOWN – A local business has donated health and safety supplies to Jamestown High School to help keep students and teachers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.Jamestown Public Schools says Everydays True Value Hardware on Foote Avenue donated hand sanitizer, NN-95 masks, hand soap and cleaners’ part of the True Value Foundation’s Educational Heroes Safety Campaign.High school Principal Tom Langworthy says the supplies will go a long way to keep the school clean and ultimately students healthy.Through the Educational Heroes Safety Campaign, over 700 schools across the country received health and safety kits to help educators and staff in schools. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Porter Davis has experienced such strong market demand, they’ve had to fast track the release of their new home designs.DEMAND for prestige homes from Queensland buyers is so strong that one builder has had to fast-track the release of eight new designs. Porter Davis, which has operated out of Victoria for 16 years, has seen unprecedented demand for its first Queensland offering – the Marriott Grange which is based on seven-star hotel luxury.The firm’s state manager Josh Darling said Queenslanders had embraced luxury design.“The intent was always to expand the Queensland range, but as a result of an overwhelming response we’ve fast tracked the next release of house designs. We have more customers coming to our display at Rochdale each week than any of our Melbourne displays.”The new homes include five designs from the prestige range: The Stamford 44 and 51, TheMarriott 43 and 47 and The Sheraton Grange 55. The Porter Davis Homes design range included The Stradbroke 32, The Ellerston 25 and The Hayman 28, all named for Queensland icons and destinations.The houses focused on family-friendly integrated kitchens, alfresco living and dining and family areas.He said by April, they expected to have 17 home designs available in Queensland.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“In Rochedale, we displayed a classic Hamptons theme in the home and the feedback is we’ve delivered that to a really high standard. People are just drawn in.”Mr Darling said the Hamptons style was very hot right now and it helped to be part of an interesting display village in Rochedale.‘There is a lot of drive-by traffic even,” he said, with January up 47 per cent on December’s numbers.Mr Darling said Porter Davis had found that buyers in Queensland were also keen to spend between $100,000 to $150,000 on extras to add personal touches to their homes, with the company currently flying customers to Melbourne to select the “internals”.“We’re in the process of building our own “World of Style” (in Queensland) which is what we call our colour selection showroom.”Homes typically take six months to build for single storey and seven months for double storey.“At the moment we can build anywhere from the Sunshine Coast down to the Gold Coast but we don’t go further north at the moment.”Prices vary with the standard single storey Oxford prestige home starting from 259,900, while the home that’s generated massive attention – the Marriott Grange – started from $414,900.Display homes are at 15 Finch Parade, Rochedale.