The Associate of the Year Award is presented to the Associate member who has shown the most commitment to the Association over the past year. This can involve committee participation, attendance at membership events, testifying at the Statehouse, and membership recruitmen/retention to name a few. This can be presented to an individual or an entire company. Jeff Myers of Myers Container has been an active member of the Association for the past twelve years. Jeff and the entire Red Can family regularly attends Assocation events. Jeff has been involved in the housing industry his entire life, first owning a construction company in the 1980’s and for the last sixteen years, running Myers Container. Jeff is a native Vermonter and a graduate of Winooski High School. Currently Myers Containers has 32 trucks and over 40 employees. Jeff is always helping Vermont become a better place by donating his time, resources and money to dozens of local charities. Congratulations Jeff! Remodeler of the YearMark Groleau, Groleau Construction, Inc.25 South Main StreetBarre, VT 05641802 476-8481 Peregrine Design Build49 Commerce Street, Unit A1South Burlington, VT 05403802-383-1808 Residential Renovation – $251,000- $400,000 Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Sponsored by Efficiency Vermont – Vermont Energy Star HomesWinner Jon Anderson of Burak, Anderson & Melloni74 East State StreetMontpelier, VT 05602802-862-0500 Sponsored by Best TileWinner Sponsored by People’s United BankWinnerResidential Renovation- under $100,000 Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Sponsored by F. W. Webb CompanyWinner Peregrine Design/Build49 Commerce Avenue, Unit A1South Burlington, VT 05403802-383-1808 Most Innovative Design/Build Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Residential Renovation – $101,000-$250,000 Collin Frisbie of Sterling Construction, Inc.4049 Williston Road, Suite 8South Burlington, VT 05403(802) 864-0600 r.k. MILES, Inc.PO Box 746, 88 Exchange StreetMiddlebury, VT 05753800-564-2721 Snyder Homes15 Brickyard RoadEssex Junction, VT 05452802-879-6726 Sponsored by Curtis Lumber Company Winner Luxury Home Cost over $1,000,000 – Honorable Mention Sponsored by Ward & BabbWinner Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Roundtree Construction Inc.PO Box 99New Haven, VT 05472802-453-4044 Red House BuildingPO Box 296Burlington, VT 05401802-655-0009 Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Sponsored by Lang McLaughry SperaWinner Kitchens & Interiors International Design3198 Shelburne RoadColchester, VT 05446802-985-8001 Otter Creek Awnings, Sunrooms & Custom Closets19 Echo PlaceWilliston, VT 05495802-864-3009 Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Reiss Building & Renovation756 Buck Hill Road WestHinesburg, VT 05461802-482-3295 Environmental Excellence Award Sponsored by Rice Lumber CompanyWinner Residential Renovation Over $400,000 Luxury Home Cost $500,000 to $1,000,000 Aaron Flint Builders, Inc.379 Middlesex Notch Road Waterbury, VT 05676802-371-9433 Peregrine Design/Build49 Commerce Avenue, Unit A1South Burlington, VT 05403802-383-1808 Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Associate of the YearJeff Myers, Myers Container Service Corp.2 East Street, PO Box 38Winooski, VT 05404802-655-4312 Single Family Home Over 3,000 Square Feet- Cost under $500,000 Commercial – Renovation The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern VT presented 2010 Better Homes Award Winners at a gala event October 19. More than 450 construction professionals attended the 8th annual event at the Sheraton Burlington.Below is a list of all the winners (www.vtbuilders.com(link is external)): Better Homes Awards The Remodeler of the Year Award is presented to a member who specializes in remodeling. Past recipients have been active in the Remodelers Council, the Association as well as their community. Mark has been a member of the Association since 1989 and has become extremely active over the last few years as the chairperson of the Central VT Council and is a member of the Remodelers Council. Groleau Construction was founded by Mark’s father Marcel Groleau in 1959. Mark took over management of the company in 1995 and he and his wife Christine purchased it in 2000. Mark is very detail oriented and offers a high quality of service. Congratulations to Mark Groleau for being named the 2010 Remodeler of the Year! Luxury Home Cost over $1,000,000 Best Associate Website Aaron Flint Builders, Inc.379 Middlesex Notch RoadWaterbury, VT 05676802-371-9433 Kitchens & Interiors International Design3198 Shelburne RoadColchester, VT 05446802-985-8001 Best Renovated Kitchen Sponsored by RE/MAX North ProfessionalsWinner Sponsored by Vermont Housing Finance AgencyWinner Single Family Home 2,001-3,000 Square Feet T. Wayne Kondor Builder of the Year Cedar Ledge Builders, Inc.PO Box 610South Hero, VT 05486802-372-6500 The McKernon Group, Inc.381 New RoadBrandon, VT 05733802-247-8500 Energy Efficiency Award Single Family Home Under 2,000 Square Feet W.E. Posey Design Build990 Bishop RoadShelburne, VT 05482802-985-8747 Montpelier Construction164 Plainfield Brook RoadBarre, VT 05641802-479-5882 The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to the member who has give much of their life to the building community and has been a member for a number of years. The past receipients have all been members held in high regard that have made an impact on the housing industry in Vermont. This year we are proud to honor Bob Marcellino of Homestead Design, Inc. with our Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob has been an active member of the Assocation since 1975. Bob served the Asociation in many ways from committee and board of director member to serving as the Association President in 1980 and 1981. In 2002, Homestead Design was honored with the Builder of the Year award. Bob passed away on September 7, 2010. Congratulations Bob Marcellino and Homestead Design for receiving the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award! Sponsored by S.D. Ireland Concrete Construction Corp.Winner Most Innovative Marketing Piece Leach Construction of Vermont30 Bradley Bow RoadJericho, VT 05465802-434-5578 Sponsored by Sterling Construction, Inc.Winner Best Builder Website Leach Construction of VT30 Bradley Bow RoadJericho, VT 05465802-434-5578 Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Sponsored by r.k. MILES, Inc.Winner SWEENEY DESIGN BUILD372 Monarch RoadShelburne, VT 05482802-985-1070 Condominium Best Landscaping Landshapes Landscape Design & Installation88 Rogers LaneRichmond, VT 05477802-434-3500 The T. Wayne Kondor Builder of the Year Award, named after the late Wayne Kondor, was developed to highlight a builder member that is involved in the Association, as well as the community. The past recipients have been members that have given a tremendous amount of time and energy to the Association as well as to their community. Congratulations to Collin Frisbie of Sterling Construction for being named the 2010 Builder of the Year! Collin Frisbie has show over the years his dedication to making Vermont what it is – a place that draws people to live, work and play. Collin joined his father Bart Frisbie at Sterling Construction in 2005. Sterling Construction began creating homes for Vermont over 20 years ago and during that time has helped countless Vermonters realize the American dream. Collin has served on many committees and was the Association President in 2008. Best Feature Sponsored by Curtis Lumber CompanyWinner Red House BuildingPO Box 296Burlington, VT 05401802-655-0009 Best New Kitchen Bob Marcellino of Homestead Design, Inc.8 Carmichael Street, Suite 101Essex Jct., VT 05452802-878-3303 Best Bathroom – New/Renovated – 30 –
Press Association The deal will bring the Marinos into a network which also includes new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC and Australian club Melbourne Heart, as well as City’s senior, youth and women’s teams. The partnership was announced in conjunction with the Marinos’ owners, car manufacturer Nissan, and will see the four-times Asia champions gain access to the coaching, management, medical and sports science expertise of the City Football Group. City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: “We’re thrilled to be able to play a role in investing and building on the ongoing success of YF Marinos. “We are proud to offer a collaborative and integrated approach to the football, marketing, media and commercial development of all the clubs in the City family. “At the same time, we are proud that each of our clubs is firmly rooted and invested in its local community as well as connected and engaged with its supporter base. “We are very much looking forward to starting our collaboration.” The announcement comes a year after City announced the launch of their MLS project in conjunction with baseball’s most famous club, the New York Yankees. In January, they then acquired an 80 per cent stake in Melbourne Heart as the major investor in a consortium that took over the A-League club. Their latest project sees them invest in a long-established Japanese top-flight club. As well as their Asian titles, the Marinos have won the J-League three times and finished runners-up last year. Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive of Nissan, said: “The YF Marinos is an excellent soccer club with a rich history which has grown hand in hand with Nissan. “This partnership will contribute to the growth of the club, the growth of our shared hometown, Yokohama, as well as Yokosuka and Japanese soccer.” Manchester City have expanded their growing global portfolio by announcing the purchase of a minority stake in Japanese J-League club Yokohama F Marinos.
18.05 – India’s average runs per wicket in this series – their third-worst in any Test series. Incidentally, the two series in which they were worse also came against New Zealand: 13.37 in New Zealand in 2002-03, and 16.61 when New Zealand toured India in 1969-70. 242 – India’s highest score in this series in the four innings. This is their second-lowest highest score in a series of two or more matches. In the 2002-03 series in New Zealand, India’s highest in the series was only 161, which is the lowest. 34.61 – Average of New Zealand’s eighth to tenth-wicket partnerships in this series. The six partnerships for their last three wickets yielded 205 runs from two innings, with two fifty-plus stands. In both their first innings of the Tests, the lower order produced invaluable runs. g58 – The highest score by an India batsman in this series (Mayank Agarwal) – the lowest highest score in a series of two or more matches for India ever. In fact, the last time no India batsman scored a century in any series was back on the 2002-03 tour of New Zealand. India has played 60 Test series since then. 2011-12 – The last time India suffered a whitewash in a series of two or more Tests. India had 4-0 defeats in England and Australia back then. Prior to that, their last series whitewash was, again, in New Zealand – 2-0 in 2002-03. So, this is the first time India has been whitewashed in Tests under Virat Kohli. 9.50 – Kohli’s average in this series – with scores of 2, 19, 3 and 14. It is his second-worst in any series. His only worse series was the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home in 2016-17, when he averaged 9.20 with 46 runs in five innings. This was the tenth time an India captain averaged less than 10 in an away series of two-plus matches – India lost nine of those series (and drew one). On this tour, Kohli could get only 218 runs in 11 innings across formats. 14 – Wickets for Tim Southee in this series, which makes it his second-most-productive series in terms of wickets taken. The only series in which he took more wickets (18) was against West Indies in 2013-14. He was Man of the Series for his performance here – only the second such award of his Test career.Also Read: Heinrich Klaasen ton helps South Africa to big win over AustraliaAlso Watch: Swearing-in Ceremony of Pallav Bhattacharyya as new Chairman of APSC held today
RICKY Ponting believes it will be “difficult” for Usman Khawaja to force his way back into the Australia Test side.Khawaja was a notable absentee when Cricket Australia announced its list of centrally contracted players last month.The 33-year-old batsman has not played for his country since the drawn Ashes series in England last year and Marnus Labuschagne has looked very much at home at number three.Former Australia captain Ponting thinks we may have seen the last of Khawaja in the longest format, despite the left-hander saying he believes he is among the top six batsmen in the country.Ponting told ABC Grandstand: “I honestly think now he’s going to find it difficult [to regain his place] and I feel for him.“I love Usman Khawaja, I got really close to him over the last 10 years since he made his debut and I talk to him quite regularly.“I’ve always felt he’s a very good player and we probably never saw the absolute best of him at international cricket.“We saw glimpses of it, and dribs and drabs, but not the consistently good player I thought he could have been for Australia.”(Omnisport)