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Hoping to receive $51.5 million, Saint Mary’s launches a multi-year series of updates

first_imgSaint Mary’s began a major multi-year series of facilities updates this summer, spending over $2.5 million in the months leading up to fall semester. These renovations were made possible after the Board of Trustees designated up to $3 million to be added to the current fiscal year’s capital budget, vice president for strategy and finance Dana Strait said.The College also has approval to issue a bond of up to $51.5 million, with almost $20 million to be used to re-finance existing debt at a lower rate, Strait said.“This is really just the beginning of what the College is putting forward for a two to three-year improvement plan,” Strait said. “We received resounding support from the board earlier this summer for making some improvements in campus spaces with a focus on improving existing buildings and the environment. … It’s really time to focus on tending to those buildings that are beautiful, historical parts of our campus and really emblematic of who we are – think LeMans Hall, Holy Cross Hall – but that really need some love.”Strait said much of the work completed this summer is deferred maintenance accrued over the years, and will go largely unseen.“So things like sewage ejector pumps, drainage, gutters and roofing repairs … things very typical to maintaining buildings like ours,” she said.Other updates, such as aesthetic enhancements made to key academic and student spaces, will be extremely visible to students returning to campus, Strait said. Cushwa-Leighton library is currently undergoing major renovations, with special attention paid to creating useful and accessible student spaces that cater to all needs, she said.“The librarians are currently hard at work clearing out the journal space that used to be adjacent to Trumper, and by fall break they will have half of those journals removed,” Strait said. “… Group study spaces and single study spaces will be installed throughout that space to provide our students with 24/7-hour study spaces. We’re very excited about that.”To facilitate true 24-hour accessibility, even in the winter months, the tunnels leading from LeMans Hall to the library will be re-opened, Strait said.“We also have to ensure that they’re accessible, so that students who are in wheelchairs or who need a little bit more physical assistance … [are able] to get through,” Strait said. “So, part of opening that tunnel this fall will involve installing accessibility ramps so that they can really be used by all students.”Additionally, Sodexo services has provided an automated Starbucks coffee machine for the front of the library, Strait said.“It’s no longer that free coffee machine that used to be there, but it’s good coffee,” Strait said. “And as an alternative, we’ll still be providing that free coffee on the lower level in Trumper. We really wanted to meet that desire for higher quality drinks, while also providing open access coffee for those who don’t want to use their munch money or their credit card.”Strait said student perspectives will play a large role in future facilities updates.“In terms of a plan moving forward, when the College makes decisions about big projects, it’s always made as a community,” she said. “So this fall, I will be hosting the facilities town halls to provide faculty, staff, administration and … students with opportunities to share with us what they would like to see happen.”The updates made to academic buildings and recreational spaces have been made with changing student needs and preferences in mind, Strait said.“We need to be able to make sure that we’re meeting those interests with state-of-the-art facilities,” Strait said. “So, keeping pace with that instead of falling behind.”Tags: debt, LeMans Hall, renovations, updateslast_img read more

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Roderick Hill Set to Star in Stalking the Bogeyman Off-Broadway

first_img Stalking the Bogeyman Related Shows Adapted and directed by Potter, Stalking the Bogeyman was created from the original true story and subsequent news reports, as well as conversations with Holthouse, lectures he has given around the country and original text by the playwright, with additional writing by Tony nominee Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes. Stalking The Bogeyman is based on the true story of David Holthouse (Hill) and follows one man’s quest for revenge as he comes to grips with the killer inside him. In the spring of 2003, Holthouse was a successful, award-winning journalist. But no one knew that he had two dark secrets—first, that 25 years ago he was the victim of a violent rape, and second, that he was quietly planning the ultimate revenge on the man responsible. Roderick Hill will lead the cast of the off-Broadway premiere of Stalking the Bogeyman. The drama by Markus Potter will also feature Erik Heger, Murphy Guyer, Roxanne Hart, Tony nominee John Herrera and Kate Levy. Performances will begin on September 12 at New World Stages. Opening night is set for September 29. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 9, 2014last_img read more

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Gardening Symposium

first_imgUniversity of Georgia plant pathologist Jean Williams-Woodward will be among the experts presenting at The Inspired Gardener symposium set for Feb. 22 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.The event is presented by the garden in partnership with the Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Held at the garden from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the symposium will also include a lunchtime book signing and a silent auction. The cost is $74 for garden and GPPA members and $84 for non-members. An optional lunch can be purchased for $12.Williams-Woodward will discuss diseases in the perennial garden. “Foliage diseases affect mostly plant aesthetics,” she said. “It’s the root and crown rot diseases that kill plants.” She will teach symposium attendees how to identify and prevent troublesome plant diseases that affect garden perennials.An associate professor at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Williams-Woodward is primarily responsible for developing education programs on diseases of ornamental plants and how to control them in commercial greenhouses, nurseries and landscapes.She works closely with the UGA Plant Disease Clinic and provides disease management recommendations for commercial ornamental and forestry samples submitted to the clinic. Other presentations for the day include the following: “Trees of Change” presented by landscape architect Dottie Meyers, “Add Spice to Your Garden with Cool Conifers” by nursery owner Flo Chaffin, “The Layered Garden” by Brandywine Cottage’s gardens creator David Culp and “Hydrangeas, Hibiscus and Asters…Oh, My!” by GPPA president and ornamental gardener Tim Martin. For more on the symposium and to register, see the garden’s website at atlantabotanicalgarden.org.last_img read more

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Unicel expands cell coverage in southern Vermont

first_imgUNICEL ADDS CELL SITE IN JAMAICA,ENHANCES MAGIC MOUNTAIN AND BROMLEY COVERAGE Latest Technology, Improved Coverage for Area Wireless CustomersColchester, VT – Unicel customers in northern Windham County can now benefit from better coverage and signal strength, a larger calling area, better voice quality and access to high-speed data transfer and other features.Unicel’s latest expansion of its wireless digital network includes a new cell site in Jamaica, housed at the Jamaica Community Church, and a newly enhanced cell site on Magic Mountain as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its network across Vermont. The cell sites offer superior cellular coverage in Jamaica as well as on Route 30 between East Jamaica and Bondville. Coverage also has been improved on Magic Mountain as well as on Route 11 between Peru and Londonderry, plus south on Route 100. Unicel’s network investment also has boosted wireless coverage at Bromley Mountain Ski Area.Unicel, which has been operating in the region since 1990, provides wireless services in primarily rural areas and plans to continue to add new cell sites based on customer needs and geography. The company recently announced five new cell sites in Vermont, including one in Windham County between Vernon and Guilford along Interstate 91.These new developments bring the total number of GSM-capable Unicel cellular sites in Vermont to 128, giving residents, travelers and business people the benefits of an advanced network. GSM technology is recognized as the worldwide standard for wireless communication.”Unicel is committed to making sure its customers experience the best in wireless service,” said Tom McLaughlin, director for Unicel.”Customers in Jamaica, Magic Mountain and the surrounding areas will notice big improvements in the clarity and strength of our signal.”Unicel’s lineup of data-compatible phones – including the Motorola Z6, V8 and the Q (with GPS navigation) – allow customers to enjoy features including high-resolution video capabilities, games and weather radar, advanced features such as Unicel’s Pictures2GoSM picture mail and Mail2GoSM e-mail program as well as additional services. To take advantage of these new features and the improved cellular network, customers need to have data-enabled phones.Unicel operates 12 retail stores in Vermont. Unicel products and services are also available through additional authorized cellular agents. Unicel’s specialized B2B team serves business accounts in the area.# # #last_img read more

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Weekend Pick: Blackstrap Rail Jam

first_imgWisp Resort, in McHenry, Maryland, is kicking off the Blackstrap Rail Jam Series this Friday, January 17th.  The event takes place in the newly relocated Pro-Park with registration starting at 6pm and the competition beginning at 7pm. This is open to all skiers and snowboarders.The series is similar to that of a game of HORSE except this time we’re spelling SNOW. Participants compete against one another, trying to match each trick as they are done. The competition will be set and judged as a points series. Individuals will have the opportunity to score up to ten points within each event. The overall points leader after the finals in March will be awarded the grand prize and deemed the ultimate champion.Mark your calendar: the second event is scheduled for February 21st.last_img

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Terryville Hit-and-run Crash Leaves Biker Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are looking for a hit-and-run driver that killed a 51-year-old bicyclist in Terryville on Thursday evening.Bradford Packer of Port Jefferson Station was riding his bicycle northbound on Route 112 when he was struck by a westbound vehicle at the corner of Nesconset Highway at 9:15 p.m., police said.Packer was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead.The vehicle fled the scene without stopping. It was described as a light-colored Hyundai sedan with significant front-end damage.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives ask anyone with information about the crash to contact them at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 631-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

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Businessman willing to trade his Gold Coast trophy home and luxury yacht

first_img MORE NEWS: What $1m will buy you in 2019 It’s lavish at every turn.It has a seemingly endless list of luxury features, including floor-to-ceiling windows framing ocean views, a media lounge, lift, an office with library, and a heated pool and spa.“It’s a real showpiece,” Ms Cole said.“This is (Mr Lloyd’s) weekender. He just loves coming down here and relaxing.”He initially listed the apartment for $7.5 million before adding his yacht to the mix.He will set a record for the four-level Ocean Isles, which has only five apartments, if the residence achieves the original asking price. Inside the beachfront apartment in Main Beach’s Ocean Isles building. The pool overlooks the ocean.The savvy businessman has listed the beachfront residence in the Ocean Isles building and Southern Cross II, which is kept at the Southport Yacht Club and has a crew, with a $13 million price tag.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoBut don’t worry – if the price is a little out of your budget, he is willing to accept a trade.Marketing agent Lucy Cole said he would consider all trades regardless of value and location.“It doesn’t have to be of the same figure,” she said.“He would consider trades elsewhere too.”Mr Lloyd bought the lavish three-bedroom, three-bathroom property about eight years ago. MORE NEWS: Beach house flip: before and aftercenter_img The Southern Cross II is worth about $5.5 million. Keith Lloyd hopes to sells his beachfront apartment and luxury yacht as a package deal.ON the hunt for a trophy home and luxury boat to make the most of the Glitter Strip’s flashy lifestyle?Former shipbuilder and founder of the Shafston International College, Keith Lloyd, is hoping to sell his Main Beach apartment and super yacht in a package deal.last_img read more

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Wolves brace up for heavy interest in Adama Traore

first_img The 24-year-old, who signed from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018, has scored four Premier League goals and won admirers for his direct style of play in attack. With clubs reluctant to spend big in January, Wolves are wary of interest in one of their prized assets this summer, as the top European clubs move for attacking players with bags of potential. As reported by The Telegraph, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman and Hwang Hee-chan are other players who are in the shop window and are all three are being linked with big-money moves. Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is another player who could leave his current club, as well as Brentford forward Said Benrahma. Traore has been a breakthrough star this season, with his electric pace coupled this campaign with an end product as he aids Wolves’ charge towards the top four in the Premier League.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian He has been in England for over five years since joining Aston Villa in 2015, but the Wolves winger now seems to be fulfilling his potential. Sane, meanwhile, has been out of action with an anterior cruciate injury since the Community Shield in August. Despite his long-term absence, he is due to return to action within the next month but continues to be linked with a move away from the Etihad, with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich known admirers. The other Premier League player who may choose this summer to leave is Palace’s Zaha, who previously had an difficult spell at Manchester United. Read Also:Real Madrid, Man City target Adama Traore The 27-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from Selhurst Park, with fellow Londoners Chelsea holding an interest in the player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wolves are braced for suitors chasing winger Adama Traore after the Ivorian’s explosive run of form in the Premier League. Loading… last_img read more

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Charles H. Beyer

first_imgCharles Harold “Charlie” Beyer, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away at the age of 94 on Saturday, January 7, 2017, in Milan, Indiana.Charlie was born September 23, 1922, in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late William Martin Beyer and Rose Jungkunz Beyer. He joined the Coast Guard after high school, spending time on both the Don Quixote and later the USS Groton. As quartermaster, Charlie’s duties were primarily the navigation of the ship as the Groton sailed the North Atlantic, sending information to allied forces helping them to navigate safely to Europe.Upon returning from the service in December 1945, Charlie earned his Pharmacy degree from the Cincinnati School of Pharmacy. After five years of working at Lilly’s Pharmacy in Cheviot, Charlie and Wilma opened Beyer’s Pharmacy in June of 1955 when they purchased Olcott’s Drug Store on Third and Main. The store moved to the State Bank building at Second & Mechanic in 1957 and eventually to 312 Third Street in 1973. Charlie worked with his sons, Dan, Mike & Jay in the family business of Beyer’s Pharmacy, retiring in the late 90’s after over 50 years of service. Charlie enjoyed the local area and people and worked long hours to ensure that he and the pharmacy contributed to the wellbeing of his customers and community. He was never too busy to talk to his customers about their health and families.Charlie enjoyed taking photographs, walking or riding the tractor around his farm, and family functions where he could play with the grandkids.Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Wilma Naegele Beyer of Aurora; children, Michael (Dee) Beyer of Aurora, Lisa Hornbach of Harrison, Jay (Diena) Beyer of Aurora, and Marty (Cheryl) Beyer of Liberty Township, OH; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his five siblings; his son, Dan Beyer; and daughter, Denise Beyer.Friends may visit with family Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana. 
A short service will follow at 2:00pm also at the Funeral Home, with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Community Foundation Denise A. Beyer Scholarship Fund, the Ohio County Community Foundation Denise A. Beyer Scholarship Fund, or PAWS. If you would like to make a contribution and are unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation.visit:www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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2018 BECF engraved paver sale underway

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) will be selling engraved pavers again in 2018. Some of the remaining blank pavers that are already installed in the patio at BHS will be available for purchase and will be engraved on-site. Quantities may be limited. Prices will reflect the additional cost to engrave on-site and will be determined soon. Individuals interested in receiving advance notice once pavers officially go on sale should complete a form by visiting the BCEF website and click on the paver link.  Paver orders will be reserved in the order received once sales officially open. Questions may be directed to BCEF executive director Anne Wilson at [email protected]last_img

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