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    Anniversary of Dave Koenigs disappearance remembered with blue porch lights – KOLR – - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Monday, Feb. 8, is the first anniversary of Dave Koenigs disappearance, a 26-year-old Branson amateur MMA fighter.

    People across the Ozarks and the country are putting up blue lights on their porch in hopes of Daves homecoming.

    The night Dave went missing, he had messaged a couple of friends, thinking he might be in trouble. According to Daves mother, Tracy Koenig, Dave was friends with the Peachtree Inn owner in Branson, who gave him a place to stay that night.

    Dave has been missing ever since his stay at the Peachtree Inn.

    The blue porch lights were chosen because, according to Tracy, they wanted a way to honor him while also keeping everyone safe during the pandemic.

    I think it is the best way to do it because, you know, there are so many people out there who do want to show their support, said Tracy.

    Tracy said there has been a lot of support for the family and Dave over the last year.

    Weve had a growing amount of people whove shown so much support, said Tracy. I think its amazing that people come together and they really do care. I wish he would feel the kind of love and support thats out there for him because theres a lot of people that care.

    Sharron Schellman is supporting Dave from almost an hour away.

    No mother needs to wonder where her child is, said Schellman. It doesnt matter how old they are, how big they are. Knowing what a mother goes through, theres nothing worse than not knowing. I just really hope this brings some awareness and somebody comes forward and they get some answers.

    Dave is 66, 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Branson Police Department at 417-334-3300.

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    2-story home with covered porch set near township park – Dayton Daily News - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Listed for $299,000 by Irongate Inc. Realtors, the brick-and-plank home at 9630 Clyo Road in Washington Twp. has about 2,670 square feet of living space. The house sits well off the road with a long, concrete driveway that leads to the side-entry, two-car garage. The irregular lot neighbors a township park, adding to the country storybook charm.

    The covered porch with spindled railing and gingerbread accents wraps around to cover both a formal and more casual entrance into the home as well as providing plenty of sitting space to enjoy the outdoors. Manicured bushes and gardens accent the porch and walkway from the driveway to the front entrance.

    A leaded-glass front door with matching sidelights opens into a foyer hallway. Gray wood-laminated flooring fills the foyer and continues into the formal living room and dining room. To the left, the living room has a bay design with three front facing windows and two side windows. The windows are trimmed with woodwork, and the ceiling has an octagon tray design.

    Solid wood pocket doors open from the living room to the formal dining room, which has a bay design. A picture window is at the center for the bay bump-out flanked by two narrower windows. A crystal chandelier with ceiling rosette hangs above the center of the room.

    Both the living room and the dining room are accessible from the center hallway.

    The hallway ends within the kitchen and breakfast room, which is also accessible from the dining room. Ceramic-tile flooring fills both the breakfast room and kitchen as the flooring treatment divides the space from the family room, which has wood-laminate flooring.

    The kitchen is tucked into a nook with a curved tray ceiling and wrap-around counter space and oak cabinetry. A double sink is below a window, and a cooktop range is built into the peninsula counter bar. A side window provides natural light, and canister lights accent the rest of the counter space.

    A brick, wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece to the family room with a curved brick hearth and brick surround. Wood panels above the fireplace complement the built-in bookcases and cabinetry to each side.

    A picture window looks out to the back yard, and a glass door opens from the family room to a concrete patio and the back yard surrounded by a wooden privacy fence.

    A short hallway from the central hall leads to a half bathroom with a pedestal sink and ends within the laundry room, which has hanging cabinetry, a folding counter with wash sink, access to the garage and access to the front porch.

    A semi-open wooden staircase with matching wood spindles and wainscoting leads to the second floor where three to four bedrooms and three full bathrooms are located. The main bedroom suite is directly to the left of the stairwell and has a sitting room with arched window, a bay bump-out and access to a private full bath.

    The bathroom has an oversized vanity with single sink, a whirlpool tub nestled within a bay window nook with steps providing access to the tub. There is a walk-in closet and a corner fiberglass shower.

    Down the hallway which has hardwood flooring are two more bedrooms with rear facing windows and walk-in closets. The guest bath has a tub/shower, single-sink vanity, oak medicine cabinet and vinyl flooring.

    The hallway branches to lead to the possible fourth bedroom or possibly a second-floor recreation room. The above-garage space has a room with three skylights plus a side-facing window and a bi-fold closet.

    Tucked into one corner is a wet bar area with sink, counter, oak cabinetry and a mini-appliance nook. A third full bathroom is accessible from the room offering a possible second main bedroom option. The bath has a skylight above the walk-in fiberglass shower, a single-sink vanity and ceramic-tile flooring.


    Price: $299,000

    Directions: Clyo Road, south of Spring Valley, left side of road

    Highlights: About 2,670 sq. ft., 3-4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, wood-burning fireplace, family room, bay dining room, bay living room, pocket door, wood floors, wet bar, skylights, oversized 2-car garage, concrete patio, wrap-around porch, mudroom, fenced back yard, storage shed

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    Jennifer Durbin

    Irongate Inc. Realtors

    (937) 620-0830

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    Kaleigh Baker and Someday Honey headline the ‘Front Porch’ at Orlando’s Plaza Live on Thursday – Orlando Weekly - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Kaleigh Bakers famous around here for good reason. But seeing this Orlando-bred force of nature in the band context of St. Pete-based Someday Honey is an interesting setting.

    Fear not, Kaleigh heads, she still gets plenty of spotlighttheres no practical or even justifiable way to tame her horsepower.

    The performance I saw last year at the Dr. Phillips Centers AMPd Series, for example, showed wide range that embraced country, rock, soul and blues, including covers from the sundry likes of Buck Owens, the Temptations and Tom Waits. All of it was played with skill, love and spirit.

    If you go out, respect everyones distance, for all our sakes.

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    Following IPO and Acquisitions, Porch Group Expands Leadership Team With Four Industry Veterans – GlobeNewswire - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    SEATTLE, Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Porch Group (Porch or the Company) (NASDAQ: PRCH), a leading vertical software platform reinventing the home services industry, today announced an expansion of their leadership team, including Adam Kornick as President of Insurtech, Andrew Beck as head of Contractor Tools SaaS, Malcolm Conner leading Porchs Home Services group, and Manisha Patel as Vice President of Finance.

    Adam Kornick, President of the Insurtech division at Porch, is responsible for making insurance in the home simple using unique demand and data from Porchs vertical software platform and B2B2C business model. Mr. Kornick previously led data and technology functions as the Chief Data Technologist at Allstate and was the Chief Analytics Officer at Aviva. He also had a career at Progressive as a leader in product, operations and advanced analytics, including managing operations to a substantially lower Non-Acquisition Expense Ratio to enable rapid, profitable growth and developing the capabilities to allow digital marketing across 40 billion impressions, yielding 8% more customers at the same marketing spend level.

    Leading Porch Group's Contractor Tools SaaS and Services division, Andrew Beck specializes in operational performance improvement, holistic P&L ownership, and M&A. Andrew served as General Manager at EverCommerce where he built a division of home and field services SaaS solutions and supported M&A integrations. During his tenure, EverCommerce grew from startup to $2 billion in revenue, completed 35 domestic and international acquisitions, and underwent a very successful recapitalization with Silver Lake Partners.

    Malcolm Conner, who will lead Porchs Home Services group, specializes in business growth and value creation with over 20 years of experience leading home services and information businesses from start-up to revenues over $400 million. Prior to joining Porch, he was Chief Executive Officer at NanoSmart Technologies and its subsidiary, NanoSmart Lights. Malcolm also served as President of American Water Resources, a home warranty company and subsidiary of American Water, the largest water and wastewater utility in North America. During his 4 years leading this home warranty company, Malcolm and his team forged deep partnerships throughout the utilities industry and grew over 300% in terms of revenues and EBITDA.

    A finance executive with 15 years of experience in domestic and international markets, Manisha Patel is the Vice President of Finance for Porch. Prior to joining Porch, Manisha served as the VP of Finance and M&A/Strategy at APR Energy (LSE: APR 2011-2016). At APR Energy, she was a key member of the executive team, directing the company strategy and building it from $100 million to $450 million through organic growth and M&A. She was a hands-on finance leader supporting over $2 billion in M&A activities/recapitalizations including a SPAC-driven IPO on the London Stock Exchange and raising $1.5 billion of growth capital.

    On December 23, 2020, Porch successfully merged with PropTech Acquisition Corporation and began trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol PRCH. On January 14, 2021, Porch announced the strategic acquisitions of V12, PalmTech and iRoofing, as well as its expansion into Insurtech with the acquisition of Homeowners of America which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

    With our recent acquisitions and our debut on NASDAQ as a publicly traded company, we're building great momentum and continuing to grow rapidly, said PorchGroupCEO, Chairman, and Founder Matt Ehrlichman. Were pleased to have Manisha, Andrew, Adam, and Malcolm join the leadership team and are excited about the future of Porch. Our rapid expansion allows these leaders to step into important roles making an immediate and positive impact.

    For detailed backgrounds on Porch Groups executive leadership, please visit


    Seattle-based Porch Group, the vertical software platform for the home, provides software and services to more than 11,000 home services companies such as home inspectors, moving companies, real estate agencies, utility companies, and warranty companies. Through these relationships and its multiple brands, Porch provides a moving concierge service to homebuyers, helping them save time and make better decisions on critical services, including insurance, moving, security, TV/internet, home repair and improvement, and more. To learn more about Porch, visit or

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    Gateway Investor RelationsJordan Schmidt(949)

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    SF restaurant The Front Porch tapes episode of Guy Fieri’s ‘Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives’ – SF Gate - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    On Tuesday, Bernal Heights restaurant The Front Porchclosed its doors for the day but for the best possible reason. The SF Southern comfort food spot spent the day filming an episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," celebrity chef Guy Fieri's popular Food Network show.

    "It kind of caught us by surprise," said co-owner Kevin Cline, who was contacted by the show. "But its such a good thing that they do for restaurants it's essentially free marketing for small mom-and-pop shops all across the country."

    This, however, is not the first time The Front Porch has been featured on Fieri's show. In 2013, the spiky-haired Santa Rosa resident stopped by the restaurant to make shrimp and grits with chef Matt Marcus, after which he exclaimed the shrimp was "succulent" and gave Marcus a fist bump. Being featured on the show has been a boon to the restaurant over the years.

    "Guy has such a dedicated fan base that you will find people coming in from Finland," Cline said. "They do tours of 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' restaurants. It happens less now, but in the past you would see that. He's got a fan club."

    This new episode is part of a series called "Triple D Nation," in which Fieri revisits some of his Flavortown favorites.

    "They're going to restaurants that are still open and ones that they're interested in and adding a new update to it," explained Cline. "They're asking, 'What are you doing lately, what's new about you and what's the same?' They choose a couple of new dishes and make an expanded episode."

    On Tuesday, a crew of six came by to transform the restaurant into a film studio for the day. Everyone got COVID-tested on the spot, and then the crew filmed interviews with Cline and co-owner Josey White. They also filmed chef Jack Felton cooking up a few of The Front Porch's new dishes: jambalaya arancini and crawfish pot pie. But it wasn't just a normal day in the kitchen for Felton: He had to cook with his nondominant hand for the sake of continuity.

    "Hes left-handed, and the way the shots are constructed, they needed him to do it with his right hand," explained Cline. "They're such a professional crew, any time he tried to reach out with his natural hand to get the ingredients, they corrected it and had to do it over again."

    This time around, Fieri himself didn't make it out, but he did vet the menu beforehand for the items he wanted featured on the show. Cline, however, remembers his 2013 meeting with the mayor of Flavortown well.

    "He has this big personality that is what you see on camera, but I was really impressed by how much of a restaurant guy he was," he recalled. "He just loved talking about the nuts and bolts of it not only the recipes, but service and what plates we use and the history of the restaurant. After the filming was over, he stood around for another half an hour talking with us in front the restaurant. He's very down-to-earth, compared to the big Flavortown [persona]."

    Cline said the Food Network team estimated their episode would air within the next six weeks a quick turnaround, as highlighting restaurants still open during the pandemic is a huge priority to them. It seems the "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" crew stopped by at least one other Bay Area spot while they were in the neighborhood, too: Oakland's Souley Vegan also posted on social media this week about a recent visit from the TV show.

    If you're hoping to try some of The Front Porch's Fieri-approved Dr. Pepper-braised short ribs or shrimp and grits for yourself, the restaurant just reopened for outdoor dining, and also still offers takeout and delivery. The pandemic hasn't been easy on any restaurant, but Cline is feeling grateful they're still in business nearly a year into this crisis.

    "It doesn't do to grumble about it because everybody's going through it, and we're still standing," he said. "A lot of people aren't a lot of people had to close down their dreams, which is a big shame. So definitely there's a feeling of gratitude and luck that our customers ... They've been amazing. The show of support has been incredible."

    The Front Porch, 65a 29th Street, San Francisco. Open for dinner 4-9 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, and for brunch 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m, Saturday-Sunday.

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    15-year-old shot to death on front porch of Antioch home – WKRN News 2 - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) Metro police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy on the front porch of a home in Antioch Thursday afternoon.

    Officers responded just after noon to a call of a shooting on Pointer Court, where they said they discovered Edgar Utley V had been fatally shot outside of the residence.

    I think Im still processing it you know when you see the police cars and ambulances and K9 units with semi-automatic rifles its just like that is too close to home, a neighbor named Celeste explained.

    She described the neighborhood to News 2 as a quiet, close knit, family cul-de-sac. She said another neighbor jumped in to save Edgar after hearing the gunfire.

    They heard the gunshot. I didnt hear the gunshot. I was on a Zoom meeting. She just said I think I was giving CPR and he was already gone, Celeste said.

    Detectives determined a female had visited Edgar and that she was in the house for about ten minutes, before walking out on the front porch with him. A male gunman was there hiding, approached Edgar and shot him, according to investigators.

    Police said the gunman and the female then fled the area after Edgar was shot.

    The gunman was wearing red clothing while the female was wearing blue jeans, a white hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie hat, according to detectives.

    Metro police said the shooting was targeted.

    My son is just 22 so anytime something like that happens I always call him and make sure that hes okay. I think hes on his way over he knows whats happened and I just wanted to invite him to come home because were all grieving. Were very close. Weve all been in this court for probably 15 years together, Celeste said.

    Metro Nashville Public Schools confirmed to News 2 Edgar was a freshman at Hillsboro High School.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

    This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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    Hopkins County Weather Forecast for February 9th, 2021 Front Porch News Texas – - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Widespread cloud cover will persist behind yesterdays cold front with only a few peaks of sunshine possible this afternoon. Temperatures will be fairly steady in the 30s and 40s for most locations. Outside of some patchy drizzle this morning, most areas will stay dry today.


    Patchy drizzle before 8am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 35. North northwest wind around 10 mph.


    Drizzle after 10pm, mixing with freezing rain after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


    Drizzle, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 8am, then drizzle between 8am and noon, then rain likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 40. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

    Wednesday Night

    Rain. Low around 34. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


    Rain likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 36. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Thursday Night

    Cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


    Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


    A slight chance of snow and sleet before noon, then a slight chance of rain, snow, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. North northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.


    Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 28.

    Sunday Night

    A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Washingtons Birthday

    A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a hig

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    Brett Favre throws stones at Deshaun Watson from the porch of a glass house – NBC Sports - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has every right to express his opinion on any and all topics on which he chooses to express an opinion. And anyone who chooses to react to Favres opinion with an opinion of their own has that right to do so.

    Case in point: Favre has chimed in on the Deshaun Watson situation in Houston. Watson wants out, and the team has not slammed the door on the possibility of trading him. Favre, speaking to Yahoo Sports, offered up a quote that can fairly be called nonsensical, at best.

    You get paid a ton of money to do a certain job, and just do it, and let the chips fall where they may, Favre said. I think we make too much money to voice an opinion, but Im not saying hes wrong. Again, I think its a different day and time, and itll be interesting to see how the organization handles it.

    So, basically, Favre says Watson should shut up and play but maybe he shouldnt because maybe hes right and things are different than they used to be and lets see if the Texans give Watson the thing that he may or may not have a right to ask for.

    Watsons agent, David Mulugheta, simply thinks Favre should shut up. Brett should probably stop throwing stones from that glass house hes sitting in, Mulugheta said on Twitter.

    Mulugheta is right. Favre basically held the Packers hostage for several years with his incessant musings about retirement. Then, after he retired, he decided he wanted to play for someone other than the Packers. So he showed up out of the blue and forced a trade. He wanted desperately to be traded in the NFC North. The Packers refused, but Favre ended up in Minnesota after a season with the Jets.

    So how is what Favre did in 2008 different from what Watson is doing in 2021? The only difference is that it took Favre a full year to get what he wanted.

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    For 30 Years, Fence & Deck Has Built A Strong Community Foundation – Severna Park Voice - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    By Shelley Mahoney

    Fence & Deck Connection is celebrating 30 years of serving the community in Millersville and beyond. The business has completed over 54,000 installations since 1991. Those jobs include decks, fences, screened porches and screened gazebos using first-rate materials.

    This milestone truly represents another evolution in our journey of success, said Jeffrey Wall, a managing partner and vice president of sales and marketing.

    Fence & Deck Connection has won Best Fence and Deck Company awards from Whats Up Annapolis, The Capital and The Maryland Gazette. Severna Park Voice readers voted for Fence & Deck Connection as Best Fencing Contractor for the last five years (plus awards for being the Best Place to Work and the Best Home Improvement Contractor runner-up). Best of the Best Television has named it Best of the Best for the last five years as well. Fence & Deck Connection has accreditation through the American Fence Association and the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

    Our business has grown simply by sticking to what we do best designing and installing fences and decks, Wall explained. Our executive team has stayed in the forefront of our industry, always looking for ways to streamline our business and internal processes. We have an incredible staff that works day in and day out to help drive our message since our very beginnings: building lifelong clients through our commitment to excellence. Our team of employees truly make the difference!

    In addition to providing excellent service, Fence & Deck co-owners James Rubush and Ben Wolod, along with Wall, have a passion for plugging into the community, in part because of their many personal connections and deep local roots in the area. A native of Cape St. Claire, Rubush graduated from Severna Park High School and has raised three children near Crofton.

    Fence & Deck Connection also supports local charities, including Warrior Events, Wys Rides, the Blue Ribbon Project, Team River Runner, and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Fence & Deck has also sponsored the WMAR ABC2 news teams Built Upon a Dream project, which has included donations of time, labor and materials to The Summit School in Edgewater, The Childrens Home in Catonsville, and the Brooklyn OMalley Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn.

    Success is more than numbers and sales goals it's making a difference in our customers' lives while doing what we love, Wall said. Although success is mostly a state of mind, we measure it by the quality of the interactions with our clients and the impact we can make in the people and communities that surround us.

    As with many companies, Fence & Deck Connection has dealt with setbacks due to COVID-19 restrictions. The team has tried, however, to keep business flowing by coming up with creative solutions. Customers are able to receive estimates for onsite design consultations, but these are now completed outside, or even through Zoom or Google Hangouts. They have also encountered challenges as the pandemic has continued, including delays in receiving county permits and building materials.

    The company is working fervently to finding patterns and rhythms that help customers feel safe while getting the high-quality work theyre looking for.

    For more information on Fence & Deck Connection, including the charities it supports, or to book an appointment, visit or call 410-969-4444.

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    Ring cam captures polite porch pirate in the act – ArkLaTexHomepage - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) The New Orleans Police Department is trying to find an accused porch pirate who at least appears to be a little polite.

    According to police, the crime happened at noon on Saturday, January 30, in the 4400 block of Jeanne Marie Place and was recorded on the victims Ring camera.

    The video shows a woman picking up a package that police say was delivered by UPS and then walking away with it. Its the kind of crime that happens frequently in the city. But this time around, theres a twist.

    At some point, the owner of the home appears to speak to the woman, and thats when she actually says, Thank you, before walking away with the package.

    To see the latest Wheel of Justice report, including the surveillance footage, click on the video at the top of this story.

    If you can help police identify the suspect, call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111. Remember, you dont have to reveal your name or testify in court, and you could be eligible to earn a cash reward.

    So far, more than 420 people have been booked after their cases rolled on the Wheel of Justice.

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