Townsville’s top view for sale

first_imgIt’s a view the couple are sad to part with but selling their spacious home will give them more freedom to follow those cruise ships across the ocean and around the world.“We’re downsizing and want to do some travelling, we need a lock and go unit.”Their signature home on a 933sq m block has over 400sq m of living space with wide balconies at the front and back and a mix of polished timber flooring and cooling tiles. An open-plan dining and kitchen area.The ground floor is dominated by a family room with sliding doors leading out to the deck and inground pool. The ground level family room.There are two bedrooms on this level with a bathroom, laundry and private courtyard.Level two is the heart of the home and the couple have renovated to turn the kitchen, living and dining areas into modern, open plan zones. Walls have been opened to connect upstairs living areas.“The kitchen’s been extensively renovated. The bathrooms we didn’t need to touch. We had a few walls to knock down to make (the main living areas) more open plan, and we’ve given it a good lick of paint,” he said. The renovated kitchen.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020There are two bedrooms on this level, including one with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, and the dining room has a built-in bar with a store room attached.Level three has the master suite with a large walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with spa bath and separate shower, and a private veranda. The master bedroom.Smith & Elliott selling agent, Sally Elliott, said space was theme of this first class home.“There’s space, space and more space,” she said.“It’s got so many bedrooms and bathrooms, three internal living and entertainment areas, plus the verandas and balconies. The house at 12 Stirling Drive, Castle Hill.“It rarely needs airconditioning even on the hottest of days and every window gives you a different aspect over the city.”While Mr Kelly welcomes the day from the front veranda, Katrina enjoys morning walks on nearby Castle Hill.“It’s down the road and away you go,” Mr Kelly said. “And you can walk to the Strand in 10-15 minutes.“Being up on the hill it’s like your own little area, like being in New Farm in Brisbane, you’re near the city but not in the city.” This house at 12 Stirling Drive, Castle Hill has 360 degree views and is on the market now for $1.299 million.THERE are eight Magnetic Island ferries on a Saturday morning and from the front veranda of 12 Stirling Drive, Castle Hill, Andrew Kelly can see them all depart the Port of Townsville.“We have nearly 360 degree views from up here,” Mr Kelly said. The view over Cleveland Bay.The five-bedroom, three level home he has shared with his partner Katrina for eight years, looks out across Cleveland Bay to the ocean, up to Castle Hill and over the airport.“You can start the day with a coffee and see the Magnetic Island ferries and cruise ships and bulk carriers coming in, and then in the afternoon you can look out and enjoy the lights of the city and check out the amazing sunset.” And the sunset view. Queensland leads housing growth turnaround The rudest place names on earth MORE REAL ESTATE STORIESlast_img read more

Erickson: Watch the Stanley Cup playoffs

first_imgIn the middle of April, with deliciously warm days and baseball finally getting in full swing, hockey simply is not on the radar.But much to the contrary, the NHL playoffs are upon us. And oh boy, what a post season it has been so far.Between unbelievable upsets, buzzer-beaters for overtime and the utter amount of overtime games that have take place thus far, the Stanley Cup playoffs are quickly turning into an event that shouldn’t be missed.Here are a few reasons why.No frontrunnerThrough Saturday only two matchups had a 2-0 lead – both in favor of the underdog.Heading into the playoffs, Vancouver was widely expected to be playing for the title, earning the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference after finishing the regular season at a 51-22-9 clip – the best regular season record in 2011-12. But the Canucks couldn’t seem to get enough offense going their first two games, taking a 4-2 loss in both game one and two to the Los Angeles Kings.Similarly, the Penguins were also a favorite for the cup before the postseason was underway, and yet through the first two games, they were foiled twice by Flyers’ comebacks. Game two was especially concerning for Pittsburgh after it allowed seven goals over the course of the second and third period, giving Philadelphia an 8-5, game two victory and a 2-0 lead at the time. Heading into the playoffs with the most imposing offensive front between Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the Penguins looked impressive, but the duo was all but silenced through those first two games, which coupled with a shocking lack of defense, rendered the Penguins socially awkward.Every other series that played two games through Saturday ended in a series tie.The New York Rangers, who earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, couldn’t close out game two against an Ottawa Senators team they should have easily handled. With just over four minutes left in regulation, Senators left winger Nick Foligno slapped in a rebound, beating Ranger goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to send the game into overtime. Lundqvist – who is largely considered the best netminder in the league this season – couldn’t fend off the revived Senators for long as they evened the series at 1-1 off a Chris Neil backhanded goal.It may only be a few games into each series, but so far it is safe to throw any predictions out the window as no team has stood out far and above the rest.Hockey essentials: fights and overtimeOne thing that certainly sets hockey apart from every other major sport is the fighting. And the playoffs have had no shortage of fights.For example, in the Rangers-Senators game Saturday night, both teams lost a player to game misconduct a mere 2:15 into the first period.Ottawa’s Matt Carkner hunted down New York’s Brian Boyle (in retaliation for an incident in game one), which resulted in Carkner and Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky being sent to the locker room for the remainder of the game.On his way out, Dubinsky overturned a Gatorade cooler out of pure frustration in a move that showed his deep disagreement with the refs.Just about every matchup – whether a deep-rooted rivalry or not – has ended up in fisticuffs on numerous occasions, rendering this post season one of the most high-strung affairs the sports world has seen in quite some time. (Although the Indians-Royals bench-clearing brawl Saturday night could give the NHL an infinitesimal run for its money.)But beyond the tantamount of fights that’s making these playoffs more intense and interesting than ever, the games are closer than ever before.Through Saturday, out of 15 games played, seven went into overtime – two of which went into double over time. Only the Kings-Canucks, Predators-Red Wings and Devils-Panthers avoided overtime play, as of Saturday.Badgers everywhereDespite not laying claim to its own NHL team, Wisconsin is well represented with 10 players across seven different teams.Recent Badgers forward Derek Stepan and defenseman Ryan McDonagh – who both skated with Wisconsin in its 2010 national championship run – are both with the New York Rangers, who currently face the Ottawa Senators and McDonagh’s former UW roommate, forward Kyle Turris (’07-’08). The most recent Badger to leave for the NHL, forward Craig Smith along with defenseman Ryan Suter (’03-’04), currently hold a 2-1 series lead after Sunday’s win with the Nashville Predators over the Detroit Red Wings.St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott, who anchored Wisconsin’s 2006 national championship team, squares off with his former teammate, forward Joe Pavelski and forward Brad Winchester (’99-’03) and the San Jose Sharks.Finally, defenseman Dave Drewiske (’05-’08) and the Kings are on a strong upset run against the Vancouver Canucks, while forward Jack Skille (’05-’07) and the Florida Panthers are looking to do the same against the New Jersey Devils.Essentially, if you have no current NHL loyalties, picking a team based on your favorite Badgers isn’t a bad idea, especially given how tight the playoffs are this year.Overall, the intensity of this year’s playoffs, even a few games in, is too palpable to ignore. With such a tight race, it’s currently a free-for-all – any team currently has as good of a chance as the next for the Stanley Cup.Kelly is a junior majoring in journalism. Which former Badgers have the best chance for the cup? Let her know on Twitter @kellymerickson or at kerickson@badgerherald.comlast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Are you a photographer? Then participate in the USD 353 photo contest

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Nov. 30, 2015:Monday-ThursdayNo school activities scheduled.Friday •National Honor Society winter formal.Saturday•Wrestling at El Dorado, 9 a.m.•JV wrestling at Winfield, 9 a.m.•Crusader Carol at 6:30 p.m.Today’s Lunch —  Pizza, Tossed Salad with Romaine, Bread Stick, Marinara, Applesauce.Tuesday’s Lunch — Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Fresh Broccoli, Grape Bunches, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk.Today’s News: •There will be a SADD meeting tomorrow at 7:30 in the auditorium.•JV Scholars’ Bowl will be released at 3 p.m. today. They will be marked activity. The team needs to check in with Mrs. Reid in the library by the end of 3rd hour to confirm they are going today.•Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.•Crusaders to DC will meet at 5:30 in Room 206 tomorrow.  Topics will be Casey’s Card Blitz, Airline Ticket Information and Payment Dates.• Reminder, the next Work Ethic meeting is this Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in room 107• A representative from Barbizon Modeling Agency will be here today during lunch. Scholarships are available through this agency to assist students with college tuition.•Attention Wellington High students! Do you enjoy photography?  Are you a great photographer?  A photography contest is taking place now!  The subject of your photographs can be anything that screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.  File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.  Winners photos will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.  Deadline is Dec 20!  There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.•NHS is hosting the winter formal dance on December 4th- 8:30 pm to 11pm. Admission is $5 , or you can bring 5 non perishable items. There be a concession stand available.Fun Fact of the Day:The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more