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New DNREC Septic System Regulations Proposed

Attention all members:  DNREC has revised their septic system permits regulations and they are holding a public hearing October 14th in Georgetown.  This is technical stuff  and also affects permits and transfer of title when a home has a septic system – we need our builders, engineers and consultants to review and assess these potential regs and how they may impact new home sales and septic system installation and operation.

PLEASE REVIEW and email me specific comments to me by October 7th for assembling position paper and if you plan to attend Oct 14 hearing.  A link to the proposed regulations is here:

When you visit the DNREC web-site (link below) you will find the final draft versions of the regulations in two formats – the marked up version (AmendedRegDraft2black) showing all changes made and the clean version (CleanRegCleanFinal) showing what the final document wording is once all the changes have been incorporated.  A final version of the Exhibits section of the regulations is located within each draft version.  These are the two links on the website dated September 19, 2013.

http://www.wr.dnrec.delaware.gov/Information/GWDInfo/Pages/GWDS%20Design%20Install%20Operate%20Info%20For%20Proposed%20Wastewater%20Treatment%20Regulations.aspx

Upcoming HBADE Membership Mixer

Oops, there was a typo in this week’s Events Newsletter regarding the start and end times for this upcoming membership mixer October 17th, sponsored by Bath, Kitchen and Tile.  All members are invited to attend but advance registration is required by October 10th.  See the registration form in next Tuesday’s Events Newsletter.

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Second Annual Girls Night Out to Fight MS

DOVER, DE – It was a warm, beautiful evening on Saturday, September 21, 2013 as over 250 women and 60+ volunteers joined forces at Noble’s Pond to “Fight Like Girls” and raise funds for the Delaware Chapter, National MS Society. The “Endless Summer” themed event inspired women to don their Hawaiian shirts, sundresses, and flip flops as they shopped, danced and watched a fabulous fashion show from Christopher & Banks and Louis Marie Bridal.

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Models in this year’s Girls Night Out to Fight MS (left to right); Judy Diogo, Tonda Parks, Lynne Schaefer, Cathy Woodhouse, Tammy Ordway, Carolyn Phinney, and Sharon Fields.

 

Guests were greeted with a complimentary Malibu Bay Breeze and then went on to enjoy a large variety of  heavy hors d’oeurves and decadent desserts from Maple Dale Country Club, Odd Fellows Cafe, Abbotts Grill, Main Street Market, Classic Cakes, Circle That Date, An Affair to Remember, Vitale’s and Pizza Delight by Giacomo. Boisset Family Estates donated an assortment of wines for the evening with all proceeds going to the cause.

Colleen Ostafy, Lifestyle Director at Noble’s Pond stated:  “What a fantastic time we had on Saturday evening while raising money for the MS Society and having a blast with all our girlfriends.  This year’s vendors really gave the women an opportunity to shop – for everything from jewelry to purses to handmade pottery.” And shop they did, as the vendors were all pleased with the results from the evening.  A second shopping opportunity was the silent auction with over 45 fantastic items to choose from. Senator Carper donated an American flag that flew over the Capital, Red Frog Events donated four Fire Fly Festival tickets and Knights Jewelry provided a beautiful pearl necklace and bracelet, just to name a few. In addition, many of the Noble’s Pond residents donated craft items, handmade quilts and throws, artwork and more. “The residents are so very generous and we could not host this event without all their volunteer efforts. Everyone involved is so excited about the amount of money that we raised and we can’t wait to start planning our party for next year – save the date – September 20, 2014,” stated Colleen Ostafy.

Girls Night Out carries a lot of significance in the MS Community. Nationally, twice as many women than men are diagnosed with the disease; locally, 73% of those diagnosed with MS are women. “This is a great opportunity for women to fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Proceeds from the event will go directly to MS research as well as local programs and services for the 1550 Delawareans living with the disease,” said Linda Risk, Development Director of Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter.

 

 

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.

 

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2012 alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted $164 million to programs and services that improved the lives of more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS now.  Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org. In Delaware, call (302) 655-5610. Or visit www.MSdelaware.org.

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Delaware BUILD-PAC Cigars and Scotch

A hearty thanks to those that attended, contributed and supported our silent auction at our Third Annual Cigars and Scotch event last week.

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As you know, we hold this fundraiser each year to support our national BUILD-PAC efforts.  With all that is going on now in Washington D.C., it’s more important than ever that we help support the efforts to keep housing as an important and integral piece of the national economy.  With housing components such as mortgage deductability on the potential chopping block, we need to make sure our voices are heard, that our elected representatives know that homeownership is a fundamental part of our nation’s foundation and homebuilding is vital to the strength of the nation’s economy.  BUILD-PAC supports this!

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Besides, Cigars and Scotch is a lot of fun, even for those that don’t use cigars or scotch.  There’s plenty of other nibbles and beverages available, and the silent auction is loads of fun.  And impressive that NAHB Chairman of the Board Rick Judson and NAHB National BUILD-PAC Chairman Greg Peek flew in to support our event.

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A big thanks to our host Doug Hershman to secure the University and Whist Club.  And thanks to our Title Sponsor Harry Miller with Regal Builders and Noble’s Pond. We certainly owe thanks to our Delaware BUILD-PAC Trustee Steve Bomberger for all his guidance and support. And of course thanks to all that attended, participated at the silent auction, or those that were unable to attend but contributed.

Think about helping Seaside Heights, New Jersey

This was conveyed to us from a member, we think everyone should consider reading the below.

In the wake of yet another disaster impacting the community of Seaside Heights New Jersey, The Charity Wishlist is reaching out to our fellow businesses in Delaware, and asking for your help and support.

As you may already know, Seaside Heights was hit hard by hurricane Sandy, and it took months for the community there to recover. Last night a devastating fire ripped across the boardwalk, and destroyed 50 businesses. This morning hundreds of firefighters are still battling hot spots, and an area that once again saw hope after the hurricane, is in shock and disbelief.

The Charity Wishlist is ready to send aid to help this community through our Disaster Relief Fund, and we are asking for your help. If you can find it in your hearts to help our neighbors, we would be greatly appreciative.

We have taken a personal interest in doing everything we can to help, since we had friends that lost their homes there during the hurricane, and know many of the businesses that have been impacted by the fire.

Thank you for your time and support, and God bless you.

This email is being sent to you as a local Delaware business that is active in your community, and supports efforts to aid others. You have not been added to a mailing list, nor will you receive future unsolicited communications.

The focus of The Charity Wishlist is to help and aid other charities, organizations, and groups. For more information, please visit our site www.TheCharityWishlist.org

Add $42,000 to the Cost of a House???

Coming up in early October, the ICC hearings on the 2015 building codes. As things currently stand – if all the changes that were proposed at the Preliminary Hearings in April were adopted – it would add as much as $42,000 to the cost of a house !!!!

NAHB calls on our state and local leaders to continue their outreach to code officials so they’ll carefully consider every code change discussed at the Atlantic City hearings Oct. 2-10, and the impact they will have on home buyers.

We appreciate your efforts on behalf of all our members and their customers: Please keep up the good work and get this message to your local code officials before they leave for the hearings.

You can look at a detailed description of the issues here at this webpage for a printable version.

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IBS Registration is Open, ck September Specials!

Bigger is better, right? The NAHB International Builder Show (IBS) is co-locating with NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to present the first annual Design & Construction Week™ at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4-6, 2014.

You can expect more of everything at the 2014 Builders’ Show!

  • Learn More: Explore the best techniques, practices and emerging trends through more than 100 education sessions.
  • See More: Discover the hottest products and materials from the industry’s most well-known manufacturers and suppliers; nearly 1,500 are expected for the combined IBS/KBIS show floors.
  • Do More: With attendance reaching 70,000+ residential construction and design professionals, there will be limitless opportunities to connect with colleagues and share ideas.

An IBS registration will give members access to the exhibits of IBS and KBIS, as well as the exhibits of a third show, the International Window Coverings Expo.  And, as always, you and your staff can register for free!

NAHB Members can register for a FREE expo pass during the month of September or they can save $100 off a full registration from the early registration fee. Spouse registrations are also free in September.

Registration opened Sept. 3. Encourage your members to make plans now to attend this mega-event because these deals are only good through Sept. 30!

For more details, visit www.buildershow.com.  We hope to see you in Vegas in February!

HBADE Associates Council Ramp Program Makes NAHB News

Our membership should be pleased and honored to know that our Associates Council is one of only 8 across the country to have been featured at NAHB.  This is only fitting that September is National Associates Appreciation Month!

Our congrats to our Associates Council and it’s members.  In case you missed the article, here is the link:

http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=215264&fromGSA=1

Keep up the good work!

LAST CALL – Girls Fight MS

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IBS Registration is Open, ck September Specials!

Bigger is better, right? The NAHB International Builder Show (IBS) is co-locating with NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to present the first annual Design & Construction Week™ at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4-6, 2014.

You can expect more of everything at the 2014 Builders’ Show!

  • Learn More: Explore the best techniques, practices and emerging trends through more than 100 education sessions.
  • See More: Discover the hottest products and materials from the industry’s most well-known manufacturers and suppliers; nearly 1,500 are expected for the combined IBS/KBIS show floors.
  • Do More: With attendance reaching 70,000+ residential construction and design professionals, there will be limitless opportunities to connect with colleagues and share ideas.

An IBS registration will give members access to the exhibits of IBS and KBIS, as well as the exhibits of a third show, the International Window Coverings Expo.  And, as always, you and your staff can register for free!

NAHB Members can register for a FREE expo pass during the month of September or they can save $100 off a full registration from the early registration fee. Spouse registrations are also free in September.

Registration opened Sept. 3. Encourage your members to make plans now to attend this mega-event because these deals are only good through Sept. 30!

For more details, visit www.buildershow.com.  We hope to see you in Vegas in February!

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