Noble’s Pond Reaches out to Local School Program
DOVER, DE –Noble’s Pond (www.noblespondhomes.com), Delaware’s premier 55+ Active Adult Community, is proud to call Dover, De. home. Residents and staff members alike are involved in organizations, activities and charities throughout the metro area, both individually and as a group. Recently the Noble’s Pond staff reached out to Dover High School with a project that was tailor-made for one of the school’s job skills programs.
Special Education teacher Jomelle Bowen works with a group of Dover High School students on both academic and life skills. She oversees an in-school program to help students prepare for employment after high school. One of the program’s components is a printing shop, where students print logos, slogans, and graphics on cloth items for fellow students, neighbors and local businesses.
Noble’s Pond staff approached Bowen to see if her students would print new T-shirts for the community’s construction and service staff. The students were excited to have a “real world” assignment, and did an outstanding job creating the T-shirts, according to Bowen. She hopes this is just the beginning of a long-term partnership with Noble’s Pond, since the students have the ability to print a variety of cloth items including tote bags, golf shirts, party favors and much more.
Noble’s Pond is built and developed by Harry Miller III, a third-generation home builder, and president of Regal Builders, LLC. Amenities include a beautifully appointed clubhouse, large outdoor pool, bocce courts, a putting green, tennis and pickle ball courts, a five-acre pond with a pier and observation deck, natural walking trails and a community garden. The community was recently honored with nine Regal Awards from the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) for excellence in home building, interior design and community development, and received a 2018 Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau Serving Delaware for best practices, leadership, social responsibility and high standards of organizational ethics.
The 300-acre community just outside the City of Dover recently opened a spacious, new Welcome Center and Design Studio to offer current and prospective residents detailed information on the community and the surrounding area, as well as assistance with selecting custom finishes and features to create the perfect home. Earlier this year, Noble’s Pond unveiled seven new exciting floor plans. Three have been built as model homes onsite: the Bradford, the Camden and the Greenwold, while the other four are available for virtual tours at www.noblespondhomes.com. All have been designed with today’s active adult in mind and offer the latest in energy efficiency, as well as home automation from Intuity Home Intelligence to provide comfort, entertainment and security.
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This event marked the 8th annual Framing Frenzy Build which is in conjunction with celebrating National Homeownership Month.
The festivities began at 9 a.m. with AmeriCorps volunteers building the frame of a house to be moved to Frederica for the Main Family.
The Sussex County, Central Delaware and New Castle County chapters of Habitat for Humanity were joined in a celebration by Governor John Carney, members of the General Assembly, Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi, Delaware AmeriCorps volunteers, the Delaware Association of Realtors, Delaware Health and Social Services, and Home Builders Association of Delaware.
"We know that homeownership creates more stable neighborhoods, forges stronger relationships, and helps more children succeed in life," said Governor John Carney, who presented a proclamation in honor of Homeownership Month. "Working together, we can help more Delawareans achieve the dream of homeownership and keep our state growing and thriving."
"The cost of regulation raises the price of a new home by over 30%. We have to get that cost down if we expect people to be able to afford to own a home," said HBADE President, James McCulley.
Thank you to our President and our members who came out to support this great event!
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