Vermont Home Builder Awards announced

first_imgThe 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 – Renovationcenter_img 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 ( 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 –last_img read more

Indonesian reporter and family in self-imposed quarantine upon return from China

first_imgIrfan went on to say that the self-imposed quarantine was his own initiative to make sure that he and his family members, who had lived with him in Beijing, were not infected with the 2019-nCoV virus.Irfan has worked as Antara’s Beijing bureau chief for three years. He lives there with his wife and two daughters – the elder of which is a student at Beijing Normal University.Read also: Indonesian official barred from entering PNG by coronavirus measuresHe said he had been inspired by United States Army soldiers who went through the same procedure at their respective homes after being evacuated from China. An Indonesian reporter based in Beijing has put himself and his family in quarantine at his home in Tulungagung, East Java, upon their return from China.Irfan Ilmie, who works for state-owned news agency Antara, plans to remain in quarantine with his family for 14 days since Tuesday, despite having tested negative for the novel coronavirus.”We will use facemasks every day, measure our body temperature and refrain from interacting with neighbors,” he said at his house recently. Upon returning from the Chinese capital, Irfan claimed they were in good health with no symptoms of infection. Beijing is located around 1,200 kilometers from the epicenter of the outbreak, Wuhan in Hubei province.The journalist said his decision to leave Beijing was in line with the government’s appeal for Indonesian citizens to leave China. “My office also recommended that we temporarily leave the country.”Officials from the Tulungagung Health Agency have visited the house to conduct medical checkups of Irfan and his family members.An official of the agency, Didik Eka, expressed appreciation for Irfan’s family’s willingness to go through self-imposed quarantine. (kuk)Topics :last_img read more

Queensland’s next million-dollar suburbs

first_imgBen Ittensohn in high demand Paddington which was the only Brisbane suburb expected to go back into the million-dollar median list by January.THESE three Queensland suburbs are housing the state’s next property millionaires, according to data crunched by to analysis of CoreLogic trends over the last three years, the next suburbs to cross the million-dollar median line mark a large triangle stretching from Central Queensland through to the New South Wales border and the capital city.For its sure bets to hit $1m median house prices in the next six months, REA backed Paddington in inner Brisbane, Castle Hill in Townsville and Tallebudgera in the southmost part of the Gold Coast.The first to cross the line to $1m was Townsville’s premier suburb, Castle Hill, which was expected to hit a seven digit median within the next two or so weeks.Its current median price was $950,000 with the forecast that it would be $1,040,105 in November.WEEKEND: Queenslanders galore on auction listBORROWING: Bank tightens loans on 91 suburbsTAX: Developers will be made to pay moreREA chief economist Nerida Conisbee said Townsville was starting to see a recovery from the mining downturn, which was “hitting premium suburbs first”.“This will likely extend to other suburbs over the next few years,” she said.Paddington in inner Brisbane, which was currently sitting on a median price just 2,000 below $1m, was expected to hit $1m in the new year. REA’s forecast was that Paddington would go to $1,000,452 in January.“In Brisbane, a million dollars still means something and you can still buy premium property in inner areas like Paddington,” Ms Conisbee said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe third area expected to go off – Tallebudgera on the NSW-Queensland border – was currently sitting on $917,750, with a million-dollar date set for January too. REA expected it to go to a median of $1,015,569 in about 10 weeks.“We’re constantly seeing high levels of demand for Gold Coast – more people from Sydney are turning to Gold Coast for affordable lifestyle options.”That’s all good news for Ben Ittensohn, 38, who has lived in Paddington since he was 21 and was now bringing up his children there.“I think it will always be on a trajectory for growth because of its proximity to city,” he said. “Relative to other cities like Melbourne and Sydney, it’s amazing we’re still talking about the million dollar mark.”Mr Ittensohn has two properties in the suburb, both of which he planned to hold on to long term.“The investment property is a unit and units are not doing too well right now but we are looking long term. In the short term though it always rents really easy,” he said.“We’d love to upgrade our house next year or in years to come. Does that mean we can stay in Paddington? I really hope so. Maybe we might have to push out to Bardon and other suburbs. We wouldn’t be able to afford to have three properties in Paddington.”The best thing about the suburb, he said, was the stroll to Suncorp stadium. “I’m a big Broncos fan and being close to Suncorp is great. It’s very handy walking distance to the stadium.”undefinedlast_img read more

Soldiers man city quarantine control points

first_imgThe 3ID now has helping the police in Antique,Iloilo and Capiz enforce community quarantine. 391 troops ILOILO City – The Philippine Army’s 3rdInfantry Division (3ID) has deployed 50 soldiers to this city. “Just stay in your homes and pray for oursafety. Together we can end this pandemic,” said Pancito./PN “Your soldiers are always ready to extendhelp, especially during tough times like this. Our people need us,” saidPancito. He appealed for public cooperation. They will help the Iloilo City Police Officeenforce the enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19). According to 3ID spokesperson CaptainCenon Pancito III, the deployment was 3ID’s response to Mayor Jerry Treñas’request for additional personnel to man quarantine control points.last_img read more

Jamaican actor Jarayne Pinnock is coming to the STARZ hit show…

first_imgJarayne Pinnock will appear in the upcoming season 5 of the series that was executive produced by rapper 50 Cents and features an all-black cast. The series follows James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), nicknamed “Ghost,” owner of “Truth,” a popular New York City nightclub. In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal drug networks and struggles to balance these two lives, but the balance topples when he realizes he wants to leave the drug ring in order to support his legitimate business.  Not a speaking rolePinnock, 26, from Spanish Town, St. Catherine, will take the role of a distant cousin of the children of “Ghost.” However, the role is not a speaking role. But he recently described his part in “Power”as “surreal” and believes it represents the start of his acting success. He also has upcoming auditions for several other acting jobs, including the Netflix series created by Marvel, “Luke Cage.”Pinnock began his journey to Hollywood as he pursued a degree in journalism at the University of the West Indies, (UWI), and became interested in appearing on “College Lifestyle,” a reality television program. Won acting gold medalAfter being on the show, he realized that he wanted to act in film. He represented Jamaica at the World Championships of Performing Arts, (WCOPA) competition while at UWI and won a gold medal and a scholarship to the New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (NYCDA). After graduation, Pinnock got an agent and began auditioning for parts. Meanwhile, fans of the STARZ network and TV series Power will still be able to access content through its streaming service and other New York cable providers.last_img read more

Alexander: Ohtani gives fans their money’s worth, and then some

first_imgYes, we are only two starts into Ohtani’s big league career, and in fact two outings against the A’s. (Or should we call them the AAAA’s? You know, too good for Triple-A, not good enough … etc.)But I think it’s safe to say this now can officially be labeled the Ohtani Phenomenon, and it is something that goes way beyond the club’s merchandise sales or marketing agreements with Japanese companies. Baseball’s only two-way player is actually pulling this off, at least so far.As a hitter he has three home runs, which are as many as the Marlins have as a team and more than the Tigers or Royals. (And, shall we say, one fewer than the Dodgers.)As a pitcher, he now has pitched 13 innings, with 18 strikeouts and two walks.And in his second appearance against Oakland in eight days, against hitters who had already faced him once last Sunday in Oakland, Ohtani made them look foolish in taking a perfect game into the seventh inning before Marcus Semien’s one-out single broke it up. He finished with 12 strikeouts, all swinging, in seven innings. ANAHEIM — Before Shohei Ohtani’s second big league start as a pitcher Sunday, I was toying with this concept: The way he’d been hitting the ball in his starts as a DH for the Angels, if you were showing up to see him only pitch you’d almost feel cheated.Never mind.The only ticket-holders to Sunday’s game against the Oakland A’s who may have felt regret were those who, for whatever reason, couldn’t use their tickets. Those who showed up among the announced crowd of 44,742 got their money’s worth, and then some, watching Ohtani merely pitch in the Angels’ 6-1 victory.As for those who will claim they were in the ballpark Sunday for his first home start as an Angel? Make them show their tickets and prove it. His four-seam fastball was consistently in the high 90s, up to 99 mph, and seemed to gain steam as the afternoon went on. His splitter was in the upper 80s, and both were punchout pitches; five of his first six strikeouts were on splitters, and his next three were clocked at 99, 98 and 99.“He was throwing the fastball any time he wanted it, and that’s why the hitters feel pressure to swing at his splitter,” catcher Martin Maldonado said.He also threw some sliders in the low 80s, less effectively but good enough to keep the A’s honest. And, just to toy with their minds, he’d mix in a slow curve or two. He started Matt Joyce with a 68 mph offering in the fourth and got a called strike one, a pitch that deserved an “ooooooooh” from the crowd.Asked to recall someone he caught with the same amount of poise and ability to keep hitters off balance, Maldonado came up with a familiar name, albeit one you might not necessarily have expected.“I would say Zack Greinke when I caught him in Milwaukee,” he said. “The way he could hit spots back then … he didn’t have that much speed on his fastball, but he was a really smart guy and can do any pitch on any count, like Shohei.”And to think some of us saw the spring training performances, noted that Ohtani was carefully shielded from big league competition toward the end of the spring, and wondered if he might be better served starting the season in Triple-A.(That probably illustrates why ballclubs generally don’t trust the opinions of those of us in the media when it comes to personnel decisions.)“My favorite thing about him is that when the media was crushing him in spring training, he stayed the course, just like he is right now,” Angels infielder Zack Cozart said. “You couldn’t tell the difference.“That’s what’s so cool about him. He’s so even keel, no matter what’s happening on the field, which for me makes him that much better.”Ohtani, speaking through an interpreter, acknowledged that coming out of that so-so spring training, “I wasn’t really imagining (myself) to be this good, to be honest, but I feel I’m getting better every day. I’m getting used to everything, more and more each day.”Then he said something that suggests we haven’t seen close to the best of Shohei Ohtani.“This is just the first week and everything went well,” he said. “But I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a wall somewhere down the road. Once I hit that wall, that’s where I need to start working harder and figure out what I need to do to get past that wall.”In the meantime, he’ll be trying to go over the wall again. Remember, Ohtani DHs again in a couple of days.And it may be a while, depending on how the Angels manage their rotation, but there will come an interleague game in a National League park where he can hit and pitch the same game.I’d hit him fifth. But I doubt Mike Scioscia will [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twittercenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgARTS: Noel Ó Gallchóir from Gort an Choirce will be bringing his new one-man show on Pádraig Mac Piarais to various theatres and halls throughout the country over the next few weeks. His newly written drama, ‘Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh’, which is performed as Gaeilge, offers a personal and honest depiction of Mac Piarais whereby the deepest recesses of his personality are explored and in which he is celebrated and remembered as a prolific poet, an inventive writer, a powerful dramatist, an astute and innovative educator, a dedicated revolutionary and a compassionate man who worked tirelessly in promoting the language and the culture of his country, and who gave his life in the cause of his nation. With a lot of centenary celebrations taking place all around the country, 1916-2016 is being celebrated in many different ways and this one-man drama is no different.The play features elements of Pearse’s life in Dublin and in Ros Muc, his time as a teacher and a scholar as well as other important events in his life, including his oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, the Easter Rising and the Proclamation of Independence. Many of his works and poems are also performed masterfully by Ó Gallchóir throughout the show, offering the audience a personal, vivid and multifaceted depiction of the man.Ó Gallchóir, who won the 2014 BBC Stewart Parker Award for his drama on the life and works of Rann na Feirste writer Seosamh Mac Grianna, has received very high acclaim and this new drama has already been praised by Irish literary academics and many other people who have been to some of the early productions.At a recent showing in Gaoth Dobhair, a member of the audience had this to say: ‘If I didn’t celebrate 1916-2016 in any other way other than to see this drama, Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh, I would die a happy man’. Upcoming shows include; Kilcar Parish Hall, Thursday 31 March; Áras Mhic Reachtain, Belfast, Saturday 2 April; Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Monday 4 April, as well as four nights in The Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin, 13-16 April. On most nights, the play will be followed by a celebration of Irish song, with performers including Clann Mhic Ruairí, Na Casaidigh, Lillis Ó Laoire, Brian Danny Minnie Ó Domhnaill, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, Cathal Banjo Ó Curráin, Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh and many more.For more information, visit MAN SET TO EMBARK ON NATIONWIDE TOUR WITH HIS PLAY ON PÁDRAIG PEARSE was last modified: March 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeauresgortahorkNationwide TournewsPadraig PearsePlaylast_img read more