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Lexington Habitat, Community Land Trust making homeownership reality in Davis Park

  Work on Hazel Lambert’s home in the former Davis Bottom neighborhood in Lexington begins Aug. 26   Hazel Lambert has lived in Lexington’s Davis Bottom neighborhood (now called Davis Park) for over seven decades. With the Newtown Pike extension project, however, staying in her current rental home long-term became impossible.   Now, Lambert not only has the opportunity to remain...

Habitat’s Bids 4 Builds online auction offers Black Friday shoppers deals for a good cause

Black Friday shoppers can add Lexington Habitat’s Bids 4 Builds online auction to their shopping list for one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds from the auction being used to build homes, community and hope.   This is the fifth annual Bids 4 Builds online auction, which closes Nov. 28 at 11:59 p.m. It will culminate in a Holiday Open House at the Lexington Habitat ReStore, 451 Southland Drive, from...

Habitat's Bids 4 Builds online auction offers Black Friday shoppers deals for a good cause

Black Friday shoppers can add Lexington Habitat’s Bids 4 Builds online auction to their shopping list for one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds from the auction being used to build homes, community and hope.   This is the fifth annual Bids 4 Builds online auction, which closes Nov. 28 at 11:59 p.m. It will culminate in a Holiday Open House at the Lexington Habitat ReStore, 451 Southland Drive, from...

Fill ‘er Up: Lexington Habitat ReStore marks milestone with 300th batch of recycled paint

Mayor Jim Gray fills the first commemorative paint can from Lexington Habitat Restore’s 300th batch of recycled latex paint. (Photo provided)   Lexington officials and corporate leaders joined Lexington Habitat staff members to mark a milestone for the organization’s ReStore today: recycling its 300th batch of latex paint.   The 300th batch represents more than 15,000 gallons...

Fill 'er Up: Lexington Habitat ReStore marks milestone with 300th batch of recycled paint

Mayor Jim Gray fills the first commemorative paint can from Lexington Habitat Restore’s 300th batch of recycled latex paint. (Photo provided)   Lexington officials and corporate leaders joined Lexington Habitat staff members to mark a milestone for the organization’s ReStore today: recycling its 300th batch of latex paint.   The 300th batch represents more than 15,000 gallons...

Habitat for Humanity’s third annual Bids 4 Builds online auction begins on Black Friday

Lexington Habitat for Humanity is hosting the third annual Bids 4 Builds online auction from Nov. 23 through Dec. 2 at bids4builds.com.   This 10-day online auction will culminate in a Holiday Open House at the Lexington Habitat ReStore, 451 Southland Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 8, when winning bidders can pick up their purchases and check out great deals in home-improvement merchandise.   ...