J Kyle Foster

JAWS Interim Communications and Community Manager, Independent Writer, Reporter, Editor

Richmond American Homes adds “UltraGarage” options to Central Florida communities

Colorado-based Richmond American Homes has added “UltraGarage” to its Central Florida home plans in an effort to attract buyers with RVs, boats or other large toys – purchases that are on the rise. At Seasons at Park Hill in Leesburg, these homes - with a double garage and the extra-large garage - start at $267,000 base price for the Bronze, which is about 1,730 square feet; and $280,950 for the Pewter, which is about 1,880 square feet.

Four Corners Town Center looking more residential than commercial as landowners seek changes for new Pulte subdivision

Fifteen years after a plan was approved for Four Corners Town Center with 1.2 million square feet of retail and commercial space, the “town center” has two gas stations and a Subway and is instead becoming a residential hub. Owners Albertson International and CentreCorp are asking Polk County for a comprehensive plan amendment to change the use of 60 of the 130 acres to allow single family homes.

Five Romantic & Fun Adventures for Your Smoky Mountain Getaway

Planning a Tennessee-mountain getaway with your sweetheart? Thinking fireplaces, cozy couches and hot tubs. Great! First, start with a gorgeous cabin at American Patriot Getaways. Now, make a plan for some fun and adventure – there’s so much to do in the Smoky Mountains. From moonshine tastings and indoor skydiving to a tour of the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum to musical dinners shows and helicopter rides, there’s something for every couple to enjoy. Moonshine – known as white lightning, corn l

Titanic Museum of Pigeon Forge

February is for lovers. Warm fires in a Great Smoky Mountain cabin and stories that make you want to snuggle even closer. The true story of the RMS Titanic and the passengers on the ship that went down on April 14, 1912, is one that will make you hold tight to your loved ones and perhaps inspire joy with the heartwarming tales of heroism and sacrifice for love. Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge offers an experience like no other to learn about the voyage of the ship that was deemed “unsinkable.” Loca

Securing Our Schools

School may be out for the summer on Marco Island but the work continues as new safety precautions are put into place following the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people. Student and staff safety is number one when it comes to education these days, then the learning can take place, says Kevin Ray, Marco Island Academy’s dean of students. “Our kids are our babies and we want to protect them everyday,” Ray said in a phone intervi
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