Get off your asphalt and run the South’s most scenic and challenging team trail run. The 212-mile Smoky Mountain Relay course takes runners through the region’s most pristine and punishing terrain. The two-day relay run starts at 5 a.m. on April 26 the Pink Beds Park in Brevard, N.C. and ends on April 27 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, N.C.Along the route runners will see the magnificent granite dome of Looking Glass and spectacular views from the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Mountain to Sea Trail. At night, runners venture far from city lights, but very close to the Appalachian and Bartram Trails along the upper Nantahala River. Along the course, teams will run through many picturesque valleys framed by tree-covered mountains and meandering streams.Speaking of streams, prepare for the opportunity to run through, over, and in the streams that cross the route.Thanks to the folks at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, runners enjoy a world-class finish line celebration with hot showers, cold drinks, yummy food, and foot-stomping mountain music.Participants will return home with vivid memories of running, camaraderie, and a few brief moments of sleep with 11 supportive friends who all shared in the beauty and mystique of the Smoky Mountains.Click here for more information.
Join us on our quest to complete The Ultimate 100.Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes, from trying a new craft beer to hucking a 30-foot waterfall. If you want adventure, step outside of what you know. With the help of readers, our staff, and our region’s experts, we’ve compiled a list of 100 activities that highlight the best of the Blue Ridge. We’re not just daring you to tackle them; our staff will also be aiming to check off as many as possible in 2014.Complete as many activities of the Ultimate 100 as possible this year and take photos of each adventure along the way. We’ll include reader photos in the magazine each month and give away gear and swag to standout contributions. Submit one photo for each event completed. Tag photos #BROultimate100 on Facebook and Instagram.Click here to download a BRO Ultimate 100 spreadsheet!1. THRU-RIDE the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway by bike. Extra credit for adding Skyline Drive and a side-trip to the summit of Mount Mitchell. –Martin Conway, Pisgah Forest, N.C.2. SUMMIT Mount Rogers, Virginia’s highest point. Go mid-June when the rhododendron are blooming and hang with the mini ponies.Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is home to wild ponies and Virginia’s highest peak. Photo: Steve Webb3. LOOK UP and see if you can catch the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights in North Carolina. –John Maniscalco, Winston-Salem, N.C.4. CANOE AND CAMP along the entire length of the French Broad River Trail. If you’re feeling ambitious (and have three months to spare), take the river all the way to the Mississippi and down to the Gulf of Mexico.5. TEAM UP with your pals to race the 212 miles of the Smoky Mountain Relay.6. SEA KAYAK around Lake Jocassee.7. RIDE OR RUN all 34 miles of the Virginia Creeper Trail.8. SCRAMBLE UP the Via Ferrata at Nelson Rocks.9. DITCH THE BEACH and hit the slopes for a summer vacation. Ski or snowboard at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center where winter athletes come to train in the offseason.10. GO TUBIN’ in Canaan Valley down a 1,200-foot lane, the longest in the East.11. TEAR UP THE CUPP, a run at Snowshoe Mountain Resort that descends 1,500 vertical feet in a mile. For competitive skiers and snowboarders, check out the Cupp Run Challenge in February.12. STAND UP AND PADDLE in the newly restored Mountain Lake in southwestern Virginia, the setting for the classic film Dirty Dancing.13. FLOAT down the New River, from its headwaters in North Carolina to its confluence with the Ohio River. –Derick Page, Roanoke, Va.Fayetteville local Erin Board out for an evening paddle on the New River Gorge. Photo: Jess Daddio14. HIKE NAKED on the summer solstice.15. SUPPORT LOCAL in every way. Spend an entire week buying only locally produced items.16. CONFRONT THE DARKNESS and paddle a river under the light of a full moon. (Don’t wear your headlamp on your helmet.)17. LOOP IT UP on the Bartram Trail for a weekend of challenging terrain, stellar views, and remote hiking. Thru-hike all 100 miles for the ultimate experience.18. EAT YOUR WEIGHT in pizza at Miguel’s near the Red River Gorge. After a long day on the rock, nothing beats a slice loaded with avocado, sweet potato, and mango salsa (seriously, try it).19. TRAVEL HUT TO HUT at Whitegrass Touring Center by ski or snowshoe. Whiskey required.20. BEHOLD THE BEAUTY of the Honey Creek Loop in the Big South Fork National Recreation Area. –Oliver Reed, Knoxville, Tenn.21. SKINNY DIP—maybe in your neighbor’s pool, maybe somewhere that requires less “trespassing.”22. BEAT THE BUNION—Charlie’s Bunion that is. Although not nearly as high in elevation as nearby LeConte, Kephart, and Guyot peaks, this peak offers amazing 360-degree views of those very summits and the surrounding Smokies.23. PARTY ON at West Virginia’s Gauley River Fest after paddling the Gauley River Marathon (Upper, Middle, and Lower sections) in one day.24. PLAY HOOKY and head to Max Patch Mountain for the day. Appalachian Trail record holder and author Jennifer Pharr Davis says flying a kite or having a family picnic on this open expanse of mountain bald is a must-do in southern Appalachia.25. COWBOY CAMP under the stars on Roan Mountain.26. ICE CLIMB on Rabun Bald in Georgia when the weather turns cold.27. BASK IN the breathtaking views of the Dolly Sods Wilderness. With harsh winds, unpredictable weather, and a thriving snowshoe hare population, you’ll feel like you’re hiking in Canada, not West Virginia. –Christine Letsky Anderson, Massanutten, Va.28. GO SOLO on a hike. If you’ve never enjoyed the company of nature by yourself, you’re missing out. Just tell someone where you’re going before you leave.29. BE OPEN to sleeping in a hammock. Although you feel like a prepackaged burrito for a bear, it’s surprisingly comfortable and looks really cool.30. JUMP OFF something really high into really deep water. Yeah, you might get some serious smackback from a sloppy jump, but that’s about the worst that can happen. Jump Rock on Dudley’s Dip on the New River Gorge is a good first leap of faith.31. TRY KAYAKING, even if you’re claustrophobic and aquaphobic. The U.S. National Whitewater Center offers kayak roll lessons, and if it turns out whitewater really isn’t your thing, the USNWC has a host of other activities, from mountain biking to climbing.Jason Bordwine soaring over El Horrendo on the Russell Fork Gorge. Photo: Jess Daddio32. ZIP DOWN on Adventures On The Gorge’s AdrenaLine, the longest zipline on the East Coast.33. DESCEND DEEP into the earth via Fantastic Pit, the 586-foot vertical shaft in Georgia’s Ellison’s Cave. –Jennifer Kane, Columbia, S.C.34. FOLLOW THE PATH less traveled, also known as bushwhacking.35. SIGN UP for an ultra, then do it. The New River Trail 50K takes place in the fall at the New River Trail State Park. The course is all dirt, flat, and very scenic, making it a great first.36. GET INSPIRED at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Check The Banff Centre’s website for dates when the tour will be in your neck of the woods.37. DRIVE BACKROADS and ditch the interstate for a month. Chances are you’ll never go back. Consider a motorcycle tour of the Blue Ridge backcountry.38. FINISH PITCHELL, the daunting 100K that starts on the summit of Mount Pisgah and follows the Mountains to Sea Trail to the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the East. Seasoned ultrarunner (and recent Appalachian Trail record setter) Matt Kirk recommends this as a must-do adventure, quoting Pitchell’s creator, fellow runner Adam Hill: “Pitchell leaves a mark on us that changes the way that we view this sport that we love. It brings us back to our roots.”38. SUMMIT THE SOUTH PEAK of Seneca Rocks in West Virginia, one of the most iconic places to climb in the Southeast.40. SLEEP OUT OF YOUR CAR. Even if you spend the night crammed halfway in the trunk of your Honda Accord and decide to never do it again, you’ll get a taste of the dirtbag lifestyle and reevaluate how much stuff you really “need” in life.41. GET CHAINSAW CERTIFIED with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to help clear trails and give back to the places where we play.42. TOUR THE CATAWBA RIVER by kayak and marvel at the Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies that bloom in late spring. –Patrice German, Fort Mill, S.C.43. SLIP AND SLIDE down Sliding Rock near Brevard, N.C., or the Meadow Run natural water slide in Ohiopyle State Park, Pa. (While you’re in the area, hop in a raft and go down the rompin’ class V run on the Upper Youghiogheny.)44. FLY FISH on the Savage River for some wild brown and brook trout.45. GET ROOTED in the history and music of Appalachia. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the Galax Fiddler’s Convention, and Floyd Fest are great festivals that feature both contemporary and traditional takes on bluegrass and country music.46. RUN BAREFOOT but start with short distances and ease into it over time. If you’re hesitant to try running sans shoe, try some minimalist footwear.47. CATCH A SUNSET at Hawksbill Mountain after hiking to the falls in the Linville Gorge.48. FORGET THE PHONE. In an era of instant gratification, it’s hard to distinguish between living in the moment and capturing the moment. Try capturing the moment with your mind next time.49. SKYDIVE—and scream the whole way down.50. DO A HEADSTAND on a standup paddleboard (as if yoga itself wasn’t hard enough). Standup paddleboarder Melanie Seiler says Summersville Lake in West Virginia is a great spot for getting your SUP and/or SUP yoga on.51. FUEL THE STOKE by crushing the Shenandoah Mountain 100, one of the region’s top endurance events for mountain biking. Pitch a tent at the nearby Stokesville Campground to get the full experience.52-56. GO BOATING. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to step up your game, Dagger paddler Chris Gragtmans has five things every river rat should try.Learn to kayak. The Nantahala River is the best place to do that.Attend Dominion Riverrock in Richmond, Va., and participate in the SUP Cross and Enduro events or the Freestyle Kayaking competition. Hang out all weekend for live music, bouldering, and other outdoor activities.SUP the ChattaJack31, a 31-mile paddling race that goes through the heart of the Tennessee River Gorge.Paddle the Iceman Race in Columbia, S.C. in January. This grassroots community event requires competitors not only to paddle their boats but also to hike with them and swim with them. It’s like a triathalon, but not really.Run multiple laps on the Russell Fork Gorge in the fall. “If you’re hitting every eddy on the Upper Gauley, you should definitely paddle this river. It’s one of my favorites,” Gragtmans says.Early morning on the Russell Fork Gorge.57. BE HUMBLED as you gaze up at the towering old growth trees of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. You’ll be surprised at the amount of awe and beauty that can be packed into a two-mile hike.58. GET WILD on the slopes of Mount Porte Crayon in West Virginia, a largely unknown gem in the world of backcountry skiing.59. HEAD SOUTH in the winter and float through the mysterious tea-colored, alligator-infested waters of Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp.60. SURF JAWS on the Nolichucky River.61. JOIN THE RANKS on a Midnight Mystery Ride. Charleston, S.C. is one of several cities that hosts this ride. –Tyler Roach, Charleston, S.C.62. TAKE A SEAT atop the Best Seat In The House, a classic 5.9 sport route in the Obed that offers stunning views of the nearby Obed River and Clear Creek.Climber Adam Ritter leading Best Seat in the House in the Obed. Photo: Jess Daddio63. HUCK STATELINE FALLS on the Watauga River.64. WATCH HAWKS soar over the ridges of Pennsylvania as they make their way south. Kittatinny Ridge and Hawk Mountain are two great places to see the flights.65. FROLICK WITH THE PONIES on Chincoteague Island. Rent a sea kayak and paddle to neighboring Assateague Island to experience the scenic shoreline and abundant wildlife. –Eliza Beth, Charlottesville, Va.66. SHRED SINGLETRACK during three days of mountain biking at Tsali Recreation Area, DuPont State Forest, and Pisgah National Forest.67. RE-LIVE DELIVERANCE, without the squealing like a pig. Paddle or raft the class III and IV sections of the Chattooga River, one of the largest free-flowing rivers in the Southeast and the setting for the 1972 thriller Deliverance. –Jill Moore, Asheville, N.C.68. BOOZE CRUISE on a bike, in a boat, or, more responsibly, with Asheville’s Brews Cruise. Leave the designated driving to the Brews Cruise crew and enjoy worry-free sampling of the microbrews offered in Beer City, U.S.A.’s multiple craft breweries.69. NIGHT HIKE up to McAfee’s Knob and have your picture taken on the iconic rock, sunrise in the background.70-73. TIGHT LINES when you’re out on the water. Check out these four fly fishing challenges as suggested by author and fly angler Beau Beasley.Native brookies in Virginia’s Rapdidan RiverWild rainbows on West Virginia’s Elk RiverReclusive brown trout in Maryland’s Gunpowder FallsBeefy red fish on North Carolina’s Neuse River74. SUMMIT ONE (or all 40) of the South’s 6,000-foot peaks. Our favorite: Roan Mountain. Bonus points for tackling a summit without an official trail to the top.75. BIKE THE GAMUT in Roanoke. Ride all 40+ miles of epic singletrack in Carvins Cove in a single day. Many have tried; few have succeeded.76. TOP OUT on the best bouldering in the region. Hound Ears in Boone, N.C., Horse Pens 40 in Steele, Ala., and The Stone Fort, formerly known as Little Rock City, in Chattanooga, Tenn., make up the Triple Crown Bouldering Series, which takes place every fall.77. GO BIG or go home at the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race, a 46-mile course that includes everything from kayaking to mountain biking, orienteering, and “mystery challenges.”78. CATCH GORGE-OUS VIEWS of the Southeast’s highest waterfall, Whitewater Falls in Gorges State Park. The 811-foot waterfall has an upper and lower section that straddles the North Carolina/South Carolina border.79. GET WEIRD and explore state parks with bizarre names. Hungry Mother, Frozen Head, and Worlds End are just a few to check out.80. HANG GLIDE at North Carolina’s Jockey’s Ridge State Park, where the East Coast’s largest natural sand dune awaits you.81. PACK THE CAR and head to the Outer Banks for a surfing road trip. Frigid water temperatures keep the lightweights at bay in the winter and spring, but for equally good surf and warmer weather, the fall season offers amazing swells, on-point pits, and tourist-free beaches.82. PLAY SANTA and rappel or climb Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.83-84. CLIMB THE CRAGS of the Southeast. Climber and photographer Harrison Shull has been an icon in the region since the early ‘90s and recommends these two places for getting a taste of the area’s rock climbing.Hike to the top of Shortoff Mountain and follow the descent gully to the bottom of the 400ft wall. Climb the 5.7 route Maginot Line back to the top of the gorge. “It does not get much more wild and remote than this for an Eastern U.S. climbing experience.”If you’re looking for a test, try the 5.12a Arm and Hammer, the “easiest” and “safest” route up the Headwall at Whiteside Mountain near Cashiers. Climbing guru Jeff Achey once said about Whiteside, “The challenge exists in non-numerical space. You pass the bolt at the 5.12 ‘crux,’ and then the real ordeal begins. The essence—the justification, if there is any—lies in obscure, ineffable moments.”A climber’s chalked, scraped hands after a day on the rock. Photo: Jess Daddio85. FLY BY FOOT down the Foothills Trail, a 77-mile footpath that follows the Blue Ridge Escarpment in Upper South Carolina and heads into North Carolina. Put yourself to the test and try running it in a day.86. AIRSCREW, DONKEY FLIP, Green Grind, Pistol Flip—whatever moves you’ve got, bring ‘em to the New. The New River Dries is one of the best places for big wave playboating in the winter and early springtime.87. TREK THROUGH TRANSYLVANIA in search of waterfalls. This North Carolina county is appropriately nicknamed Land of Waterfalls for its 250 majestic cascades. See how many you can visit in one day. –Lydia Nemeth Odell, Brevard, N.C., 88. ROCK HOP at Devil’s Marbleyard, a three-mile hike near Glasgow, Va. –Stuart Hickey, Troutville, Va.89. BUY A SLACKLINE and then use it. A great pastime for base camp or lunch breaks, slacklining is a great workout for your core. It’s like tight rope walking, but without the spandex.90-93. GO BIG ON YOUR BIKE for these next adventures. Chris Scott, longtime mountain biker and owner of Shenandoah Mountain Touring, recommends the following four rides near his home base in Harrisonburg, Va.Douthat State Park, located in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, offers not only prime singletrack but also a 50-acre lake for swimming, boating, and fishing.The Virginia Mountain Bike Trail is a 480-mile off-road trail that starts in Strasburg and ends in Damascus.Professional biker Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo has been called “an American classic” by many and “the most challenging and adventurous Gran Fondo in the States.” The course winds through western Virginia backroads and covers 105 miles, 11,000 feet of climbing, and two dirt road climbs.Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic, a weeklong race in central Pennsylvania, is the longest bike stage race experience in the United States and attracts the best riders from across the country.94. FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, DOGGY PADDLE—do what you gotta do to complete the Peluso Open Water 10-mile swim to the bridge and back on the Upper James River.95. MAKE IT MULTISPORT on your next weekend excursion. For your first multisport trip, try floating the Upper New and bouldering at Bozoo in the Gorge.96. BEAT THE CROWDS and hike up to Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park in the dead of winter, before the sun rises, on a Tuesday.97. TAKE A BREAK during your workday and go for a lunchtime ride or run. Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, and Charlottesville’s Albemarle Greenway are all great examples of trail getaways located right in town.98. TOUR THE BREW RIDGE TRAIL in Nelson County, Va. Although the trail mainly refers to the numerous breweries located on VA-151, this stretch of road is also home to a cidery and a number of wineries. Before you booze, hike up to Crabtree Falls just down the road to justify those extra calories.99. RUN OR HIKE the 31-mile Art Loeb Trail from Brevard to Shining Rock Wilderness, and take the side-hike to the top of Cold Mountain, made famous by the novel and film.100. CELEBRATE, DON’T HIBERNATE when winter rolls around. Jumpstart the cold season with a Polar Plunge; nothing gets the heart thumping like submerging your body in frigid water. Blowing Rock, N.C., holds one each year at Chetola Lake. read more
The following is the congressman’s explanation for his vote: In Congress, the rule of law is bound by the pages of our Constitution. Whether we realize it or not, the Constitution is part of our daily lives. President Trump signed my first bill into law to extend key housing and transportation programs to our nation’s veterans who need them. I worked together with the President to push a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. Soon he will sign into law major provisions I championed in the National Defense Authorization Act including huge support for Rome Labs, and my SPOONSS Act that will create jobs by requiring the military to buy American-made flatware from Central New York. We have also passed the first-ever fentanyl sanctions legislation, cracking down on illicit drug traffickers in China and Mexico that are flooding our streets with synthetic opioids. However, I will always put Country first and stand up for what I believe in when I think he is wrong. I took an oath to defend the Constitution. What the President has done is not something I can pretend is normal behavior. It is also not okay for the President to block the testimony of key subpoenaed witnesses that had direct knowledge of the administration’s actions. There is a difference between working with a President and checking that same President. My job is to do both. I will be voting for the articles of impeachment and I look forward to getting right back to work to get things done for the American people.” I took an oath to defend the Constitution. What the President has—on national television—admitted to doing is not something I can pretend is normal behavior. It is also wrong for the President to block the testimony of key subpoenaed witnesses that had direct knowledge of the Administration’s actions. There is a difference between working with a President and checking that same President. My job is to do both. “The rule of law is what holds our great Country together. It is more important than any one person, slogan, or politician. It is what makes us an enduring nation. James Madison, our fourth President, and the ‘Father of the Constitution,’ explained in the Federalist Papers that each branch checks the power of the other two. That’s how our Republic endures. He has signed my bills into law, one of the few freshmen he’s honored in this way. And we are not finished yet. It is the greatest honor of my life to serve as a member of Congress, and this impeachment process has caused me great pain. “President Trump is my President too. I’ve always said I would work with him to get things done, as I have demonstrated. President Trump signed my first bill into law to extend key housing and transportation programs to our nation’s veterans who need them. I worked together with the President to push a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. Soon he will sign into law major provisions I championed in the National Defense Authorization Act including huge support for Rome Labs, and my SPOONSS Act that will create jobs by requiring the military to buy American-made flatware from Central New York. We have also passed the first-ever fentanyl sanctions legislation, cracking down on illicit drug traffickers in China and Mexico that are flooding our streets with synthetic opioids. I know some people will be angry at my decision, but I was elected to do what is right, not politically safe. (WBNG) — In a statement to sent to 12 News Tuesday, Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced he will vote for the articles of impeachment against President Trump. Because I’ve successfully partnered with this President to improve the lives of many American families. You see, when tethered to the rule of law—a force for good—President Trump and both parties in Congress can get great things done. Why? No one comes to Washington or spends hours away from their young family with the goal of impeachment. But if we care about the rule of law, the scales of justice, and the future generations we might shape, we must put our faith in the arc of history and our Constitution.” It is the constitutional framework that guides our local laws in every statehouse and legislative body across the Country. I believe there is sufficient evidence presented to move forward with a trial in the Senate, and it will be their job to decide whether the President should be removed from office. The full statement can be read below: President Trump is my President too. I’ve always said I would work with him to get things done, as I have demonstrated. However, I will always put Country first and stand up for what I believe in when I think he is wrong. There is little doubt, the President made a grave error–intended or not–in his ‘perfect’ call with Ukraine. The fact that the President made a political request to a foreign leader of a troubled country with the intention for it to impact an American rival is beyond disappointing. In fact, it is unconstitutional. As anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention of 1787, one person asked Benjamin Franklin ‘Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?’ Franklin responded, ‘A republic, if you can keep it.’ Our founding fathers, who drafted the Constitution, created a federal government with three unique and equal branches, designed specifically to be a check on the other, not a blind partner. Congress has a duty to work together with the President. The catch is—it must never be obliged to obey any president, from either party, if doing so ignores the rule of law. When it comes to impeachment, I was reluctant to pursue this path. I was one of the last to endorse the impeachment inquiry and have held back judgment until I reviewed all the evidence. I have been critical of members on both sides who were quick to cast their judgment condemning the President before all the evidence was in or who rush to defend the President from all accusations. I have spent weeks reviewing transcripts, talking to Constitutional law experts and reading scholarly articles about impeachment. I’ve read thousands of emails and heard hundreds of phone calls from constituents to my office. In other words, a true and sustaining government only works if its power is divided, people-driven, and painstakingly checked. White House Deputy Press Secretary Steven Groves has sent a statement to 12 News regarding Brindisi’s statement on impeachment. To read that, click here. read more
Due to the traffic position of Dalmatia, ferry lines represent significant hotspots of economic activity not only between Croatia and Italy, but also for international traffic flows to central and southern Italy and carriers of other countries, such as BiH, Serbia, Montenegro and Hungary. A more detailed interest survey conducted by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce showed that more than 30 companies from the road freight transport sector are seeking the return of the ferry line with Italy. The ferry line from Zadar to Ancona, which has been suspended due to a coronavirus epidemic, will resume operations from April 26 twice a week. About 70 trucks from all Dalmatian counties operate on this line every week. This is a significant time and financial saving for many carriers as the waiting time at the border in this type of freight transport is shorter and there are fewer crossings and increased border controls, as well as less need to form escorted convoys of vehicles in transit. The decision is also important for the local food industry, which has made it easier to transport particularly perishable products, such as fresh fish. This is the result of an initiative by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce based on proposals from member companies and in cooperation with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and Jadrolinija, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce points out. “The reintroduction of the ferry line will certainly contribute to faster flow of goods and normalization and better transport connections and economic cooperation between the two countries., “Said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Construction and Transport Mirjana Čagalj. Although the reopening of the ferry line is primarily motivated by road freight transport, it is great that the line is operational, because when the borders open, Croatia and Zadar will be immediately available to tourists from Italy. read more
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The home at 35 Bayview Tce, ClayfieldOwners Rosyln and Stephen Smith purchased the property at 35 Bayview Tce, Clayfield 20 years ago after moving from New Zealand with their three children. 35 Bayview Tce, ClayfieldTHIS two-level home is a classic Queenslander style beauty. Inside 35 Bayview Tce, ClayfieldMrs Smith said the home would suit family buyers.“It’s a very family-friendly home in a wonderful neighbourhood,” she said.“Everyone has been here for years and knows each other well. “We do a lot together – have barbecues and invite each other over for parties and celebrations.“It’s a very safe and friendly place to live.” Inside 35 Bayview Tce, ClayfieldThere is also a living and dining area with a fireplace, family room, bathroom and kitchen which opens onto the back deck that overlooks the in-ground pool. Downstairs there are three bedrooms, including one with an ensuite, home office, laundry, bathroom and family room. Inside 35 Bayview Tce, ClayfieldMrs Smith said she loved the position of the home, as well as the space it offered her family.“It’s so nice being on a corner block,” she said.“You don’t feel as though you are confined.” Inside 35 Bayview Tce, Clayfield“We needed a home that was close to the airport, because Stephen travelled a lot for work,” Mrs Smith said.“We knew straight away it was what we were after. “It ticked all the boxes of a great family home.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe home at 35 Bayview Tce, ClayfieldThe two-level property sits on a flat, 1484sq m corner block and has traditional Queenslander features such as polished timber floors, pressed metal ceilings and a wraparound veranda.On the ground floor there are three bedrooms, including the master suite with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, plus access to the veranda through French doors. read more
NZ Herald 27 March 2016Young people who smoke cannabis regularly slide further down the social ladder than their parents, a study has revealed.Those who use the Class B drug at least four times a week over several years end up in less skilled jobs than their family, researchers found – meaning they earn less money.They could also see their ambition hampered by fellow cannabis smokers who do not aspire to material wealth, and face more social issues.Scientists followed 947 young adults in New Zealand from the age of 18 to 38 – and were surprised at the extent to which cannabis is linked with reduced appetite to get ahead. The results showed that on many indicators of social mobility, by mid-life the effect of heavy marijuana use was worse than that of heavy drinking.Lead researcher Magdalena Cerda, of the University of California, Davis, said: “We found that regular cannabis users experienced downward social mobility and more financial problems – such as troubles with debt – than those who did not report such persistent use.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11612430 read more
Alix Boyd-KnightsSix United Workers Party parliamentarians will now have to pay $40, 000.00 to the Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd Knights and others, for a case brought against her in 2008.Members of the united workers party UWP received the verdict today after they appealed a decision by the high court last year which ordered them to pay $204,000-a fee that has now been reduced.The verdict was rendered down by Justice Michael Gordon via tele-conference at the Roseau High court this morning.High Court Judge Davidson Baptiste had ruled that six UWP parliamentarians namely Earl Williams, Edison James, Claudius Sanford, Norris Charles, Nicholls Esprit and Ron Green with the fine, after they lost a court battle against Boyd Knights, the attorney general at the time and sergeant-at-arms of the House of Assembly.The court matter follows a decision by Boyd-Knights in 2007 to ban the six UWP parliamentarians from attending Parliament for three months after they protested her ruling to avoid a question by UWP Senator Nicholls Esprit on the Order Paper to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, at a January 2007 sitting of the House of Assembly.Attorney for the UWP parliamentarians Don Christopher says while he is thankful that the cost was reduced to $40, 000.00 but disappointed that his team did not win the appeal.“The appeal was on the 19th of April, 2010 today its exactly a year and six months but the thing I’m thankful about is that initially there were costs of $204, 000.00 and it was reduced to $40, 000.00. Well I am rather disappointed because we had Dr. Archibald representing us in the Court of Appeal and he argued so very well that the precedence on the Sabaroche had applied and it seems that the Court of Appeal paid no regard to the Sabaroche case. The only lesson I can say is that they invited the Sergeant of Arms to touch them and therefore they did nothing wrong so there is a lesson to be learnt from that,” he said.Meantime Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd-Knights says justice has been served and she is pleased with the decision.“In a few years from now I guess I will refer to this month as vindication month in my life and I am very pleased of course with the decision of the Court of Appeal. I believe that justice has been well served and I’m really hoping that the Opposition members have learnt lessons from this experience. I certainly have learnt a very important lesson and it is this; that what I have been doing, I have been doing it within the law and I have been acting correctly and I will endeavor with every fiber of my being to continue acting correctly within the standing orders,” she said.Attorney Heather Felix Evans represented the respondent.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Share 36 Views 2 comments Tweet Share LocalNews Six UWP parliamentarians ordered to pay $40, 000.00 to Speaker of the House by: – October 19, 2011 read more
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman says total cases now stand at 24411 from 335,318 samples while total recoveries are now at 10,444.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Of the positive 516 are Kenyans, 22 are foreigners while 333 are male and 205 female.Also Read Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next weekDr Aman said the oldest is 85 years old while the youngest is 2 years old.Nairobi County has 277 positive cases, Kiambu has 72, Kajiado 55, Nakuru 25 while Nyeri has 20 cases.Other Counties include Murang’a with 15 cases, Machakos with 9, Busia with 8, Mombasa and Migori with 7 each, Mandera, Laikipia and Bomet with 6 cases each.Also Read Kenya women lawyers back calls to dissolve parliamentMeru County, Narok, Kisii and Trans Nzoia have 3 cases each, Tharaka Nithi, Uasin Gishu, Makueni have 2 cases each while Wajir, Samburu, Kisumu, Kwale, Kericho and Baringo have 1 case each. 538 people have tested positive of COVID 19 in the last 24 hours after the Ministry of Health tested 6195 people in the Country.At the same time, 8 patients succumbed to the virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 399.On a good note, 514 patients were discharged after full recovery, 431 from home based care while 83 were in various hospitals across the Country.Also Read Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocols read more
Batesville, IN — A special public meeting for the Batesville Board of Works will be held on Thursday, August 13 at 5 pm, in the Council Chambers of the Memorial Building.