Cart shed – The Carriage HSE Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:59:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cart shed – The Carriage HSE 32 32 Santa Claus, homemade ice cream and baseball: how these Washington seniors remember their fathers | People Features Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:30:00 +0000

Even although 95-year-old Bob Miller hasn’t set foot on the family farm in decades, he can still imagine his father, Frank, on a Sunday afternoon sitting in the shade of an elm tree up north -Rural Eastern Missouri.

“He would be over there sitting in a rocking chair, eating homemade ice cream,” Miller recalled Wednesday in an interview with The Missourian, as residents of the Victorian Place Senior Living facility in Washington were urged to recall special – or mundane – memories of their fathers in honor of Father’s Day.

As a father of three, grandfather of six and great-grandfather of seven, Miller said he expects a lot of attention to be given to himself this holiday. However, he was grateful on Wednesday to think back to his father.

“I will definitely be thinking of dad, though,” said Miller, who described his dad as “one of the hardest working men I’ve ever known.”

“The only time he stopped working on our farm was to go to church on Sundays,” Miller said of his father, who died in 1949 at the age of 83. , but he believed in the Bible.

“In my head, I see him in the fields, working with a team of four horses and a plow. I see him at home under the shade tree. I see dad in the pew at church on Sunday mornings,” Miller said.

The last time Miller returned to his hometown of Edina, he ventured into the family farm – or at least what’s left of it. The once bustling 250-acre farm has been all but obliterated by progress as the farm was merged into a much larger farm and the new owners demolished her mother’s chicken coop, car shed and even the childhood home by Miller.

“It’s all gone now, but I’ll always remember it,” Miller said.

Miller said his father, who was 78 when his youngest son was drafted into the US Army at the end of World War II, was different from most fathers today.

“He believed the best way to raise us was to show us what it meant to work hard. So once you were old enough to do something on the farm, you did it,” Miller said, who told tales of throwing hay on a wagon, pressing hay, collecting eggs from chicken coops, feeding horses and pigs, and other agricultural tasks.

“My brothers and I were raised through hard work. It was like that back then, but I have no regrets,” said Miller, who has spent his career working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., first as a lineman and then in various positions. Before moving to Washington, Miller had called Union home since 1970.

“I’m grateful to dad,” Miller said.

Meanwhile, Lee (née Clark) Lapointe, 88, said there wasn’t a day that she didn’t think of her dad, Jim Clark.

“I don’t necessarily consciously think of him, but I’ll see something that reminds me of him or I’ll think of something I want to say to dad,” Lapointe said.

Clark was the superintendent of streets in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

“I mean, he was as Republican as they come. So there will be something on TV and I’ll be like, ‘Oh, Pa, I wouldn’t like that’ or ‘Now, Pa, that’s how it is right now,’” Lapointe said.

Lapointe said his father gave him an example of being a good person.

“He worked hard at his job and was proud of the job he did,” said Lapointe. “He showed me and my sister that when you work, you really have to give it your all.”

That’s not to say Lapointe’s father never relaxed.

“He would come home from work, take off his suit, put on some casual clothes, then open a beer,” Lapointe said. Although he was not loyal to any particular beer brewery, Lapointe said his father had two weaknesses – Major League Baseball and gambling on the occasional horse race.

“He loved baseball with a deep passion, even though he absolutely hated the Red Sox,” Lapointe said. “His favorite team, and he traveled to see them several times a year, was the New York Yankees. My dad just thought of the world of Mickey Mantle.

Lapointe said she also grew to love the game, especially since it meant she could spend more time with her father. She said her father was very proud to see his youngest daughter play softball.

“There was just something special about our relationship,” Lapointe said. “I don’t know how to explain it other than he was my dad and I knew he loved me.”

She said she thought her father would be proud of the life she and her sister, Barbara, led.

“My dad came out of the factories there in Holyoke and went into the Navy because he knew that was the only way to make a better life for himself,” Lapointe said. “Once he got out of the Navy, he went to college and became a civil engineer. He always insisted that we do our best.

Her brother, also named Jim, died during World War II. He was a pilot in Europe.

Lapointe moved to Missouri in 1963 for her husband, Gene, who was hired by Monsanto. She raised their four children before opening the Farmer’s Hotel Restaurant in Augusta and running it for six years. She then opened Lapointe’s along the Washington River, but closed the restaurant after the 1993 flood, according to Missourian archives.

After a brief stint running the kitchen of another restaurant in Augusta and publishing her own cookbook, she worked for more than 17 years as a chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Washington.

Lapointe said she hopes those who have living fathers take the time to celebrate them this holiday.

“You don’t realize it now, but this time spent together is absolutely precious,” Lapointe said. “So cherish them while you can. Let them know you love them because they are special to you. And years from now, you’ll be grateful you spent that time together.

Betty (née Finney) Peecher, 92, also misses her dad this holiday weekend. A retired teacher from Louisiana, Missouri, Peecher grew up on a nearly 200-acre farm near Greenfield, Illinois, about an hour’s drive north of St. Louis on Highway 267.

The eldest of his four siblings, Peecher said his father, Russell Sr., could do “just about anything” with his hands.

“He could be an electrician. He could be a plumber. He could be a carpenter. He was just an amazing man and a very hard worker,” Peecher said.

She recalled how as a child she woke up and saw her father already at work in the fields, having woken up before dawn. Then, how after coming home from school, she saw her father working hard in the fields until well after dark.

“There were many nights he didn’t come home until 9 a.m. and that’s when we had dinner together,” said Peecher, who moved to Washington to be near his children and grandchildren.

Despite her father’s long working hours, she said he found time to serve on the school board for his one-room schoolhouse and later for the consolidated school district once the schools merged.

“My dad believed in education and the opportunities it gave every child,” said Peecher, who said his dad attended Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, for a year before he had to. drop out of school.

“I think he would have become an engineer if he could have stayed in school,” Peecher said of his father, who died in 1970. His father pushed each of his children to pursue college or post-secondary education, which all four did. . One sister graduated from nursing school and worked at the University of Illinois Hospital, Peecher and two of her other siblings have bachelor’s degrees from Illinois State University. Peecher went on to earn a master’s degree in teaching from Webster University after taking night classes for two years.

Peecher’s father died before he could see her receive her master’s degree.

“I think he would have been the happiest man alive that day,” Peecher said. “He would have seen it as proof that he had succeeded in raising my siblings and me. He was proud of all of us.”

During the interview, Peecher recalled how his father, often dressed in blue overalls, a blue work shirt and a straw hat, diligently cleaned hundreds of feet of rows of fences, because he wanted the farm to be clean and tidy.

She remembered that her father always wore a bow tie to church and was there to walk her and her sisters down the aisle on their wedding day. She recalled how her father would dress up as Santa, delivering candy and oranges to local children, while quietly delivering a new jacket or coat to a family in need during the holidays.

Peecher described how his father dutifully volunteered year after year for the local 4-H club, teaching his children and others how to properly display livestock.

“In my eyes he was the best man in the world because if he worked hard he also made sure he made time for us,” Peecher said. “If he walked through the door right now, I would run to him, hug him and honestly not sure I’d ever let him go. I miss my dad.”

Photographer revisits famous Hull Rag and Bone man 40 years later Sun, 19 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 The cry of ‘Battery! Boiler! Bike frame! Lumber ! Cloth, Bone! that has echoed in the streets of Hull for generations will soon be silenced.

In 1983, student photographer Russel Boyce caught up with 19-year-old George Norris to get some insight into Rag and Bone’s scrap metal business.

George Norris Senior, 81, has been a Rag and Bone man for 68 years, and once he passed away, the cry of “Battery!” Boiler! Bike frame! Lumber ! Cloth, Bone! that has echoed in the streets of Hull for generations will soon be silenced. Almost 40 years ago Boyce took pictures of 19-year-old George helping his father and recently decided to see the couple again in Hull.

Russell said: “In 1983 I attended Hull Art College and lived just off Hessle Road. I met George Norris and decided to follow him for a few days so I could photograph his work in the scrap metal trade.

“He was the best person to photograph because he completely ignored me, which always makes for the best photos. Years later I got a call at my work and it was George who asked me if I remembered him. Since we’ve been friends, and he’s now a photographer himself.”

After making the decision to recreate photos of George and his father George Senior, Russell wanted to document how things have changed in the business 40 years later. George Norris Junior told Russell: “My father will never retire. When my father leaves, he will be the last of the original junkies in Hull.”

George Senior started a part-time cardboard and paper collecting business with just an old pram when he was 13 years old. He told Boyce: “At 16, I had managed to raise enough money to buy a pony and a cart.

“Once I had that I started picking up scrap metal and rags, anything that gave me some money. At that time I could make up to £3 a week, well more than working at the dairy.”

These days, George Senior has ditched the horse and cart for a modern truck, but “misses” old-fashioned scrap collection. Trucks have more mileage and don’t require as much maintenance as horses, but despite these changes, his famous cry remains the same.

Russell Boyce wrote a blog about his decision to take on this photo essay, which you can find here.

Bringing rimu back to Mount Rimu as the farm family adapts to change Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000

In four generations, a Rai Valley family has gone from logging to planting native trees, writes Penny Wardle, a former Marlborough Express journalist, for Te Hoiere Project.

Justin and Hamish Morrison farm alongside dad Brent on land purchased by their great-grandfather, ‘Billy Irish’, who sailed from Cork to New Zealand as a baby.

Billy, the son of a smuggler who rowed people up the Wairau River at Kaituna west of Blenheim, became a hitch. By hauling rimu, kahikatea, matai and totara logs for Brownlee’s Sawmilling Company, he saved enough money to buy 40 hectares of building land in Rimu Gully in 1924.

“It was just out of the bush with stumps everywhere and no grass, a boundary fence and only one good paddock for hay,” says Brent. “It took years for the stumps to rot. Eventually they were pulled out with a six-horse team.

Milk was delivered to the Rai Valley Dairy Factory by horses and carts that forded the Rai River every day, regardless of the weather.

The 11 children of Billy and his wife Violet milked 20 cows before school while their father continued to work for Brownlee’s, which had mills throughout the Pelorus district.

Denny an innovator

When Billy Irish broke his leg, his 12-year-old son Denny Morrison stayed home to help his mother at Mt Rimu Farm and learned to plow with a team of horses.

“For someone who left school so young, he had big ideas and was very intelligent with a great ability to recognize things that would make you better off,” Brent recalled of his father, Denny, who died the year last, at the age of 91. “He fought tradition, fought for the little guy and was very persuasive.

To increase his capital and buy more land, Denny joins forces with the miller Sinclair Couper. They sawed native timber into six-foot lengths, split with wedges and an ax into triangular poles mostly sold to Awatere farmers in the 1950s.

“In his later years, Dad [Denny] had regrets cutting down the last rimu trees off Mount Rimu for lumber, sold and used to build our house just as treated pine became available,” Brent recalls. “He later saw this as plunder and – inspired by the New Zealand Forest Service – became an early adopter of agricultural forestry.”

These plantations are now in a second rotation. Brent’s has expanded to 127 hectares of forest including redwoods, blackwoods and cypresses as well as pines. All trees are thinned and pruned to maximize value. Forty hectares of native bush remain on Mount Rimu.

Rai Valley agriculture chief Denny Morrison, seen here giving a speech on Anzac Day in 2011, was an innovator who fought tradition and fought for the little guy, says his son.

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Rai Valley agriculture chief Denny Morrison, seen here giving a speech on Anzac Day in 2011, was an innovator who fought tradition and fought for the little guy, says his son.

Denny chaired the Rai Valley Dairy Company, the first in New Zealand to install refrigerated vats on farms.

“He fought the Dairy Board for this improvement and incentivized nighttime collection by tankers, allowing a bigger window between milkings and transport at a cooler time,” says Brent.

After leading the merger of the Rai Valley, Koromiko and Tuamarina Dairy businesses into Marlborough Cheese in Tuamarina, Denny spearheaded the cooperative’s search for new markets. This culminated in the export of kosher cheese to Jewish customers in New York.

These same powers of persuasion saw Denny arrange for the Pelorus Hall to be raised by hand from its stilts, onto a truck and onto new stilts at Carluke. He correctly calculated that if all the men in the valley showed up, they would be able to bear the brunt of it.

Denny and his wife Erica were also innovators, joining the Livestock Improvement Council (LIC) the year he arrived on the South Island, 1954. The NZ Dairy Board subsidiary enabled artificial insemination with semen from proven bulls, thereby improving the performance of participating herds.

In 1968, the couple built the milking shed the family still uses near Rimu Creek which discharges effluent, at the time permitted and considered logical. Almost immediately, mentalities changed and a ramp was built in the early 70s so that waste could be collected and spread on the paddocks.

Environmental pressures are increasing

By the time 16-year-old Brent came on board in 1961, the farm had grown from 40ha to 150ha at Rimu Gully, 120ha at Opouri plus a leased block in the Ronga Valley.

“In the beginning, I liked the development work more than milking the cows. But a stint sowing in Western Australia convinced me that sitting in a tractor all day isn’t great.

Back home, he married the girl next door, Caralyn Price, raised on a dairy farm atop Opouri.

“We communicated well, shared ideas and work. It was a perfect relationship, supporting each other.

Justin, Brent and Hamish Morrison, with Mount Rimu in the background, on the family farm in Rai Valley.

Penny Wardle

Justin, Brent and Hamish Morrison, with Mount Rimu in the background, on the family farm in Rai Valley.

Brent and Caralyn’s years on the land saw the Dirty Dairy campaign highlight the deterioration of rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands as agriculture intensified, particularly in Canterbury and the the Southland. Water quality has suffered due to the dramatic increase in irrigation withdrawals and the runoff of effluents, sediments and nitrogen-rich urea fertilizers.

In 2012, the couple were among the first in Marlborough to install a weeping wall to separate solid and liquid waste from the dairy. The liquid is gravity fed into a rubber lined storage basin and then sprayed on pastures as fertilizer when the soils are dry and absorbing nutrients.

The dried solids are worked into the soil before sowing. Railroad crossings have been bridged, culverts installed, waterways fenced and native trees planted.

Brent agrees that using urea-based fertilizers is not the best practice.

“There was a time when we applied the ‘big hits’ twice a year. It’s rocket fuel that grows grass but suppresses too much clover which naturally fixes nitrogen.

These days, small amounts flow more steadily “so they don’t spill” into waterways. Potash, essential for growing hay or silage, is added in the fall, sulfur in the spring, and lime to balance it all out.

The family embraces the Te Hoiere project

From day one the Morrisons have been associated with the Te Hoiere project which brings people together to restore the land, rivers, streams and estuary of Pelorus in Havelock.

In June, a team of professionals cleared a 2 ha waterfront site on their farm for native planting and weed control over the next two years. The family paid for the fencing and some of the factory costs, with the rest covered.

Teams of horses carried logs from the forests of Pelorus.

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Teams of horses carried logs from the forests of Pelorus.

“We want to bring rimu back to Rimu Gully,” says Justin, who planted 20 around the farm this fall.

Brother Hamish leads the dairy herd of 415 cows and his wife, Lee, is the primary calf raiser. Justin, a fitter and turner, manages the beef side of the business, forestry, tractor work and day-to-day maintenance while his wife, Kimberly, works off the farm.

“I see the farm becoming more technological to meet environmental challenges while advancing milking and administration,” says Hamish, who returned from overseas work in 2016 when his mother fell ill and then died. deceased.

He resumed office work, moving billing, GST, and payroll to the cloud, while initially working as a surveyor in Nelson.

There are plans to build a new milking shed on a low rise in the center of the farm to minimize cow walking and efficiently feed waste into the processing tanks. This should align well with technology like ear tags and electronic collars that will track cow movements, feeding, fertility and calving on phones, Hamish says.

A fifth generation of Morrisons are now growing up on the farm.

]]> Rumors versus speculation, a BPA rant and the case of the goalie cart before the horse Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:00:44 +0000

Here I am on a Sunday evening fine-tuning a bottle of wine that needs to be finished before it spoils, and I feel like now is the time to talk about some off-season practices. Here we are:

Rumors versus speculation

The main thing that drew me to the online hockey community was having many hours of office work to do and my desire to see the Leafs make moves to improve. I scoured the internet for any indication that Toronto would improve, and that’s how I filled my work day. I continued from there, but I still get the call to research the Leafs rumors and dream about what happens next.

Still, I’d like to think that along the way, I learned the difference between rumors and speculation and learned to treat them differently. I don’t often see this in the social media mess, and it’s often the product of the shitty phone game going on.

Rumors are usually provided by a beat insider or reporter quoting someone in the league sharing what they’ve heard or perhaps what they’re up to. These are quite simple.

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Unfortunately, because people like me and many of you are so hungry for rumors and there are countless hours of television and radio to fill and countless articles to write, we are entitled to a good dose of speculation, often from those same insiders who provide us with the rumors and confuse it. Much of the speculation is worth it, given that these insiders often base what comes next on better information than the rest of us, but it’s still not a rumor in the truest sense and we leaves with people having minor meltdowns over the idea of ​​Matt Murray being the next Maple Leafs goaltender.

I’m going to pick up on Chris Johnston’s mention of Murray because it’s a recent and simple example. The connection is there because the Senators are looking to lose pay, as Ottawa usually does. Murray is a product of the Soo Greyhounds, and Dubas certainly has an affinity for going with players he knows, and it’s no secret that the Leafs are on the hunt for a goaltender. Connecting the dots seems reasonable, whatever your opinion of Murray is and was perfectly reasonable speculation. And at no time did Johnston claim to report anything, he used the popular qualifier “I think” that is often omitted from Instagram rumor charts, or radio stations forget to mention in their tweets, along with the link to the audio which allows people to verify that this was speculation, not a report.

Speculation is fun and fills the time between actual news. It adds an insider perspective to the conversation about player movement, but all I’m asking for is a little more context from the folks aggregating it. Believe me, the influence is still there, you don’t need to smear anyone by changing the tone of the information.

Stop saying “they’ll take the best player available”

Draft season is fun in many ways and tedious in many others. I generally find it an exciting time, but it’s true that for the past three years I haven’t followed junior hockey the way I used to and at the best of times was trying to to get what I could get from the coverage of European hockey. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of draft lists littered with hot takes and profile drafts littered with snaps to catch us all up. While I don’t care about these things, they really are invaluable tools because someone has taken at least a little time to figure out what these players have to offer.

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Usually, once those draft rosters exist and casual drafts like me have their way, we start hearing about how each team needs to take the best player available. I’ve always found that to be the dumbest statement imaginable given that you’re not going to find agreement on this. Right now, there’s a lot of debate about Logan Cooley vs. Shane Wright and usually there are enough misses on everyone’s list to introduce some consideration beyond the best player available.

The first thing I’m going to assume is that most teams have groups or tiers of players, not just a simple 1-224 roster. When you see teams trading, it’s probably because they feel safe that they’ll get one of their guys. If they wanted a certain player, they would probably take that player. When the Leafs traded to select Rasmus Sandin, he might have been Dubas’ first choice, but there were likely a few other players he would have been happy with as well. Nobody thought Sandin was the best player available at the time, other than Kyle Dubas.

The next thing is that positions and archetypes must be taken into account when determining the best player available. It’s normal to value centers more than wingers, or high-end scores on two-way play, that’s going to create a lot of variance in rankings, and certainly when I’ve done my rankings in the past, I I have a huge bias towards crosses and players with elite speed.

There is also the question of what your organization can develop successfully. Take a look at the Leafs’ record of goaltending development. There’s probably a lot of risk in prioritizing a goaltender over left-handed defenders, which the Leafs have been able to produce much more reliably.

The statement “they will take the best player available” is really stating the obvious and that is that the Leafs will select the highest player on their roster. Well no shit. It’s just that we don’t know that roster, so looking at organizational trends and needs makes a lot more sense than assuming the Leafs print Bob McKenzie’s preliminary roster half an hour before the announcement of the first selection.

Maybe the Leafs better get a goalie before the goalie coach

It goes without saying that the Leafs would like the contribution of an expert from the goaltending organization to help them build their fold for next season. That may be true for backup, the Marlies, and other organizational depths, but maybe Kyle Dubas needs to take the jump on the choke himself and just pick and choose who looks to have the best chances of delivering the highest level of goalkeeping possible. Next, find the goalkeeper coach that matches that primary acquisition.

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Maybe there’s even something to be said for that goalkeeper in weighing who they’d like to work with, and that can help set the tone for the organization by shaping their approach to goalkeeping on style. of the starter and putting everyone on the same wavelength.

Although I don’t know the draft, I still feel like I know even less about goalkeepers, but with MLSE’s deep pockets and limitless spending abilities for coaches, maybe it’s more important to get the goalie that the organization as a whole wants first.

That being said, when you look at the history of the Leafs’ goaltending development and it’s pretty much limited to Felix Potvin, Damian Rhodes, and James Reimer as success stories of the last thirty years, maybe- being that the architect is more important than the guy with the hammer, even though the guy with the hammer will be the one who actually has to get things done.



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See inside the £2.25million Nunthorpe house, with six bedrooms and a swimming pool Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000

Take a look inside this stunning 6 bedroom house in leafy Nunthorpe.

Upsall Hall is located between Nunthorpe and Guisborough, with stunning views of the Cleveland Hills and a stone’s throw from the North York Moors National Park, this property is on the market for a whopping £2,250,000.

Added to the market by GSC Grays Estate Agents, the house was first owned by the family of ironmaster John George Swan, of Swan Hunter shipyards in Wallsend, in 1873. Almost 150 years later, the Grade Listed building II now has a private swimming pool, cinema room and large rolling gardens around the house.

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The large driveway leading to the house ends in a water feature in the front garden. Heading towards the house, the reception hall is spacious and has a grand staircase which leads to the upper levels of the property.

The living rooms are spacious and comfortable with impressive chandeliers throughout, the large windows give the room an airy feel with great views over the extensive gardens surrounding the house. An open kitchen features a large cooking island, perfect for family breakfasts, and built-in appliances such as a microwave and oven.

Where the servants’ quarters once stood when the house operated in the late 19th century, the area has since been transformed into an impressive movie theatre. One of the biggest changes since Upsall Hall was built in Victorian times is undoubtedly its leisure centre. complete with gym, swimming pool, plunge pool and sauna.

The rear garden also has a sheltered terrace with an outdoor oven and seating area, perfect for summer parties and barbecues.

Upstairs, the master bedroom offers stunning views of Roseberry Topping, as well as a fully fitted walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms each with bathrooms and dressing rooms as well as three further bedrooms and shower room.

A second staircase gives access to the three floors comprising a large attic, a child’s bedroom, additional guest bedrooms and a children’s playroom. The gardens around Upsall Hall have woodsheds, ponds and beyond the main gates are further parkland, ideal for horse owners and space for stables – courtesy of the planning.

Behind the house is the original coach house and cart shed. This has been converted into a lovely four bedroom house and is potentially available for purchase alongside the main house.

Recalling period dramas such as Downton Abbey and Bridgerton, Upsall Hall is a reflection of when it was built with touches throughout the house reminiscent of its past. But the modern touches, including decor and leisure facilities, bring it into the modern age and would undoubtedly make a great home for anyone interested in this multi-million pound property.

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]]> Real estate listings on Lake Geneva for people who need a lot of living space | Local News Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:10:22 +0000

Here it is, the house you’ve been waiting for! Located in the highly sought after area of ​​Park Ridge Estates, this beautiful home really has it all! With over 4,625 finished square feet, incredibly spacious, with 4 bedrooms and an option for a 5th bedroom on the first floor, 3.5 bathrooms and a fully finished basement. Freshly painted with attractive paint colors throughout the house. Beautiful kitchen features granite counters and island, custom backsplash, soft closing cabinets, updated lighting, new refrigerator, double oven, Bosch dishwasher, under cabinet lighting, uplighting, interior cabinet lighting and 12 inch ceramic tile. The kitchen is open to the spacious family room with wood fireplace and huge vaulted veranda. The dining area next to the fireplace is perfect for entertaining and directly across is the formal living room with a 2nd ceramic fireplace. Head upstairs on the gorgeous plush carpet to find four large bedrooms. The master bedroom includes a sitting area, an en-suite bathroom and a huge walk-in closet. Get ready to wow your business in the finished basement with wet bar, 2 wine and beverage fridges, plenty of sitting area, 9ft ceilings, workout room with cork flooring, large bathroom with custom sink and plumbing for shower, tons of storage including a secret creeping access door. AND it doesn’t stop there… Step out into this tranquil backyard with over 50,000 landscaping investments. Plain paved patio, included hot tub, sprinkler system and French drain tile in the backyard. Custom 3-car garage with many built-ins. Newer furnace and air conditioning, sump pump with battery backup and all Anderson windows. Fantastic location close to parks, schools and downtown McHenry shops and restaurants. To hurry up! This one is a must see!

Tombstone certainly remains one of a kind Mon, 06 Jun 2022 23:36:55 +0000

By Robin Sewell | Television on the highways of Arizona

TOMBSTONE – Arizona has come a long way since the days of the Wild West and its storied past. There are still plenty of cowboys out there, you can always leave when the sun goes down, but no more “break everything in its place” saloon fights, sleazy lawmen and the infamous gunmen who took the law into their own hands. hand.

We may not have that kind of vigilante justice anymore, but the Old West mystique is still alive and well in Tombstone, known as the town too tough to die.
The shootout at the OK Corral only lasted 30 seconds, but it was enough to put Tombstone on the map and ultimately make it a thriving tourist destination.

On October 26, 1881, four men in long black coats walked down the dusty street of Fremont. Around the corner, behind the OK Corral, were six cowboys.

In a fateful 30 seconds, thirty shots were fired at point-blank range killing three people, wounding three others and becoming the most famous shooting in the history of the American Wild West.

One hundred and forty-one years later, the streets of Tombstone are still the same, but different. You can witness the daily re-enactment of that infamous shootout between Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp against the McLaurys and the Clantons on the streets of the Tombstone Theatre.

Allen Street is still packed with saloons like Big Nose Kates and the Crystal Palace, but new concessions have also been staked. There are now tasting rooms by local wineries and an award-winning brewery on Tough-Nut. Old or new, one thing is for sure, Tombstone is one of a kind.

Take Johnny Fields for example. He’s a former RV salesman turned Salseparilla Slinger. He first made a name for himself walking around town with his dog. People would ask who is this guy and what does he do? One guy replied, “It’s John and his dog.” It goes on for months when another girl says, “Who is this guy, I see him all the time.” Another guy replied, “it’s Johnny One Dog”, hence the name stuck.

During his walks, Johnny One Dog said an idea came to him when he passed a small general store on 6th and Allen and saw a display of Sioux City Sarsaparilla. He thought, “Tombstone is more famous than Sioux City, Iowa, they should have their own Sarsaparilla.”

After some research, Johnny teamed up with a micro-brewery in Kansas City to make sarsaparilla especially for him. He scooped up enough money to buy a palette of specialty sodas and made labels and packaging emblazoned with the likes of Doc Holliday and the Earp Brothers.

He picked up a second-hand fridge, turned a rolling TV cart into a bar, and moved into an old stagecoach repair garage across from the OK Corral.

“All of a sudden I have 20 accounts. I’m selling, oh shit, maybe 5,000 bottles a month,” Johnny said.

He now has customers who come from five other states to buy his cases and he sells about 50,000 bottles a year, but Johnny says he has no plans to go mainstream.

“It turns into root beer. You go into mass production, and it screws everything up.

Johnny prefers his one-man business and enjoys personally delivering his own bottled soda. Just like the good old days when Tombstone was still a one-horse town.

New mixed with old. Tombstone will always be connected to its historic past, but like Johnny One Dog, there are a few new places that hope to be part of the narrative.

South Gloucestershire planning applications: week ending June 05 Mon, 06 Jun 2022 09:30:44 +0000

Various planning applications were validated by South Gloucestershire Council last week.

Related documents can be viewed online at planning portal.

You can search for planning applications, appeals and executions by keyword, application reference, postal code or by a single line of address.

The complete list of planning applications validated during the week of Monday May 30 is available below:

Receipt of the CEMP works management plan attached to the planning permission for the construction of 30 housing units, two new motorway accesses, hard and soft landscaping with associated works. Land to the east of Malmains Drive, Frenchay, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1PJ

Pv solar discharge attached to the planning permit for the construction of 29 housing units with access and ancillary works. Land West of Stowell Hill Road, Tytherington, Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8UH

Discharge of the list of materials attached to the planning permit for the construction of three individual dwelling houses with ancillary works (resubmission). Land adjacent to Oaklands Court, 20 Blackhorse Place, Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire, BS16 9AD

Demolition of Brent Knoll House and construction of an apartment block to form 20 dwellings, including the provision of parking and landscaping, with access, layout and scale to be determined, all other matters reserved. Brent Knoll House, Cribbs Causeway, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, BS10 7TG

Demolition of the existing rear extension and single storey garage. Erecting a single-storey rear extension to provide additional accommodation. Rear patio installation. 6 Frome View, Frampton Cotterell, South Gloucestershire, BS36 2EU

Erection of a single-storey side and rear extension to form additional accommodation. 8 Lintern Crescent, Warmley, South Gloucestershire, BS30 8GB

Deed amending Section 106 legal agreement relating to land at Lockleaze Recreation Ground. Lockleaze Recreation Ground, Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1FD

Discharge of materials and lighting attached to the planning permit. Demolition of existing industrial unit and erection of a building to form a retail unit (class A1) to include appearance and landscaping details. The old Wotton Road railway station, Charfield, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8SR

Prior notification under Part 3 Class R of a change of flexible use of an agricultural building to Class B8 (storage) as defined in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015. Barn B at Lodge Farm, Thornbury Road, Rockhampton, South Gloucestershire, GL13 9DY

Demolition of the side extension on one level. Construction of a two-storey side extension with skylights to form additional accommodation. 38 Bourne Close, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, BS36 1PL

Non-material change to permission to add approved plans as a condition. 5 Quaker Lane, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2AD

Discharge of ecology attached to the town planning permit. Modification of condition 10 attached to the authorization to modify the approved plans. Demolition of the existing bungalow and erection of four dwellings with vehicular access, parking, garbage cans/bicycle sheds. 51 Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire, BS36 2TG

Erection of a single-storey side extension to provide additional accommodation (retrospective). 16 Kingsfield Lane, Hanham, South Gloucestershire, BS15 9NS

Construction of five individual dwellings with new accesses and associated works. 8 Charlton Avenue, Filton, South Gloucestershire, BS34 7QX

Discharge of the landscaping plan and developments attached to the town planning permit. Appropriate demolition of the open trolley shed to facilitate the relocation of the existing access. Little Badminton Farm, Well Lane, Little Badminton, South Gloucestershire, GL9 1AB

Badger survey statement attached to the planning permission. Construction of 157 dwellings with new roads, drainage, parking, garage and works to be approved for appearance, layout, scale and landscaping. Pl5c and Pl6, North Yate New Neighborhood, North Yate, New Neighborhood, Yate

Discharge of (lighting), (detail of the route) and (drainage method) attached to the town planning permit. Provision of sports facilities including a cricket pitch, multi-purpose playground, three football pitches and an all-weather pitch to include details. Land in Emersons Green East, land east of Avon Ring Road, south of the M4 motorway and north west of the disused railway line.

Modifications to the interior layout of the existing home office to form an en-suite bedroom. Turnpike House, Old Gloucester Road, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, BS36 1RU

Discharge of (archaeological research). Construction of a detached double garage. Crossman House, Bristol Road, Hambrook, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1RF

Erecting a side extension to the first floor to provide additional accommodation. 23 Pentland Avenue, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2YB

Discharge of (first floor structure), (pavers and stone slabs), (extracts) and (carpentry finishes) attached to the classified building permit. Interior and exterior fittings to facilitate the development of outbuildings for rental and staff accommodation. Portcullis Hotel, 11 Horse Street, Chipping, Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6DA

Installation of two windows at the west elevation of the property. Church Cottage, High Street, Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, BS37 9UQ

Installation of a rear skylight to facilitate the layout of the loft. 11 Fouracre Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 6PE

Construction of a single-storey rear extension to form additional accommodation. 20 Handford Way, Longwell Green, South Gloucestershire, BS30 9XG

Demolition of residential outbuildings, removal of container and erection of replacement accessory outbuilding with associated hard floor to form home office/gym/garage/workshop (resubmission of project withdrawn). Pear Tree Cottage, Pilning Street, Pilning, South Gloucestershire, BS35 4HL

Internal and external modifications to the third floor to include the installation of internal partitions; removal of an exterior emergency exit; removal of the fire escape door and installation of a window at the opening, and removal of an interior fire escape staircase. The Bone Mill, New Street, Charfield, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8ES

Extension of a two-storey residential house by building an additional storey. 22 Earlstone Close, Cadbury Heath, South Gloucestershire, BS30 8HQ

Demolition of the existing garage extension and erection of the first floor side extension to form additional accommodation. St Mary’s Cottage, High Street, Tormarton, South Gloucestershire, GL9 1HZ

Construction of a single storey detached garage. 5 Hazeldene Road, Patchway, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5DT

Exterior modifications to replace 11 windows and replace one window with folding doors. Brook Farm Annex, Brook Farm, Westerleigh Road, Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire, BS37 8QH

Internal and external modifications to include replacement windows as detailed in the submitted design and access statement and internal layout modifications. Brook Farm Annex, Brook Farm, Westerleigh Road, Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire. BS37 8QH

Demolition of existing garages and construction of a detached garage. Land at the back of 19 Kings Drive. Hanham. South Gloucestershire. BS15 3JH

Demolition of the existing house and garage. Construction of four dwellings with access, parking and ancillary works. Orchard House, Gee Moors, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, BS15 9RP

Roof repair work. Foxglade, 66C Cleeve Hill, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 6HQ

Queen Elizabeth ‘has always been a country woman’ who finds peace among animals and nature, insider says Sat, 04 Jun 2022 10:00:58 +0000

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Americans will see a new side to Queen Elizabeth as she celebrates 70 years on the throne.

For the Platinum Jubilee weekend, True royal television will premiere the exclusive American documentary “The Queen Unseen”. The film features rare footage and home movies shot by members and friends of the Royal Family.

Unreleased clips of a young Elizabeth will also be featured. The film highlights how a young princess became queen and ultimately loved by the world.

“There’s so much fascination around the Queen and her 70 years on the throne – she’s Britain’s longest-serving monarch ever,” True Royalty TV co-founder Nick Bullen told Fox News Digital.


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit a farm on the Balmoral estate in Scotland during their silver wedding anniversary in September 1972.
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“We just felt we had to offer something different to our audience. This is just the most wonderful glimpse of the Queen while she’s off duty, so to speak. You can see a side of her that you wouldn’t normally expect to see.”

Bullen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced programs on the British Royal Family for 20 years and has worked closely with Prince Charles for around a decade. While founding his production company Spun Gold in 2004, Bullen was already producing royal content before that.

He described how audiences will be surprised at how “normalcy has always been at the core of who she is.”

“The truth is, the Queen has always been a country woman who loves her dogs, loves her horses, loves her cattle, loves being surrounded by nature,” Bullen explained. “When you put her in that element, she’s the most relaxed. She can really be herself.

“You know, as a queen, the crown never falls. So she relishes those times when she can really be herself, a family woman in the countryside. She’s head of state, but she’s also a mother. , grandmother and great-grandmother who loves to laugh, have fun and take care of her family and animals.”

Bullen shared that his favorite part of the documentary was watching the 96-year-old on vacation.

“It’s very rare to see her away from the crowd,” he noted. “She really cherishes those private moments when she’s just with her family and enjoying it. So it’s very rare to find that kind of footage. But these home movies take you into her world. And you feel like you’re really part of it. from There’s no iPhone, no paparazzi in the bushes. It’s just her. And that’s what’s really exciting.”


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, walking on their Balmoral estate in Scotland, where they found peace as a couple.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, walking on their Balmoral estate in Scotland, where they found peace as a couple.
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Elizabeth skipped the thanksgiving service on Friday at St Paul’s Cathedral in London due to travel difficulties, which have limited the monarch’s public engagements in recent months.

The service was held on the second of four days of festivities celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. On Thursday, thousands of royal supporters cheered as the Queen joined other senior royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch 70 British military planes fly by.

The Queen decided not to attend Friday’s church service after feeling “some unease” during Thursday’s events. Instead, she watched the ceremony on television at Windsor Castle.

The St. Paul’s congregation included members of the royal family, high-ranking politicians, diplomats and more than 400 essential workers, charity volunteers and members of the armed forces who were invited in recognition of their service to the community .


Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by her Stud Groom Terry Pendry, is seen on horseback in the grounds of Windsor Castle April 17, 2006, in Windsor, England.  The reigning monarch suffers from mobility problems.

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by her Stud Groom Terry Pendry, is seen on horseback in the grounds of Windsor Castle April 17, 2006, in Windsor, England. The reigning monarch suffers from mobility problems.
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Elizabeth, who only recently recovered from COVID-19, uses a cane. She also gave her eldest son Charles an increasingly prominent role as the public face of the monarchy. Earlier this month he stood in for his mother when ‘episodic mobility issues’ prevented her from presiding over the official opening of Parliament.

Yet in the days that followed, she showed up at a horse show, opened a Tube line and toured the Chelsea Flower Show in a chauffeur-driven royal buggy – a sort of luxurious golf cart.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing has a plan to save the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra – if local leaders listen | Art Stories and Interviews | San Antonio Tue, 31 May 2022 21:36:00 +0000

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Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts the Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra (MOSAS) at First Baptist Church.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing is on a mission.

Since his controversial dismissal in April as music director emeritus of the San Antonio Symphony, the maestro has met tirelessly with city leaders. His objective: to obtain public funding for the orchestra in difficulty and to put an end to the strike of several months by its musicians.

Lang-Lessing, whose resume also includes stints at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, says the musicians would be willing to bolster the educational work they do for the community if the city and county agreed to provide a long-term source of funding for the organization in financial difficulty.

“It could be a game-changer basically following the way the Tobin Center is funded, a mix of public and private sectors,” said Lang-Lessing, who recently met with Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and former mayor Phil. Hardberger, among others, to sell the idea.

The county has invested more than $100 million to transform the old municipal auditorium into Tobin, the downtown performing arts center that opened in 2014, while the city contributed $40 million in real estate . More than $50 million subsequently came from private donations.

In the case of the symphony, public sector spending is expected to be only a fraction of that amount, noted Lang-Lessing, who served as the orchestra’s music director from 2010 to 2020. the organization’s revenues have never topped their peak of $8.3 million in 2015-2016, and it’s averaging an unsustainable $1 million in emergency fundraising a year .

“With this source of money, we could expand education, marketing and development,” Lang-Lessing said. “I don’t want us to go back to the status quo. The status quo has failed.”

dollars and common sense

Lang-Lessing was fired in April after it was announced he would conduct concerts organized by the striking musicians of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra – which management said was a breach of his contract.

The musicians have been on strike since September 27, balking at a contract offer that would cut the number of full-time musicians from 72 to 42, eliminating four positions and converting 26 others to part-time. While the Symphony Society, the orchestra’s governing body, said the cuts were necessary to bring its budget into line, outside experts called them draconian.

Representatives for Nirenberg and Hardberger have confirmed their recent meetings with Lang-Lessing. However, neither was available to comment on the proposal.

Wolff said he understands Lang-Lessing’s desire to find a long-term solution for the orchestra. He also acknowledged that stable sources of funding such as endowments are necessary for the symphony to stop teetering from crisis to crisis.

However, he said discussing public funding before resolving the strike is putting the cart before the horse.

“I just don’t think anyone wants to invest money in this case until the labor dispute is resolved,” Wolff said. “For me, they have to come to some sort of agreement before we can help.”

In public statements, the Symphony Society said the orchestra needed to get its budget under control and stabilize its economic situation before it could begin to attract endowments or other forms of long-term funding. The proposed workforce reductions are a major step in that direction, says executive director Corey Cowart.

A stain on the CV

Lang-Lessing counters that the quickest way to end the strike is to ensure the symphony will have the money it needs to operate. Once stabilized, the organization can focus its attention on improving private fundraising and hunting for the endowments it needs to be viable.

Musicians should not be forced into signing a contract with such substantial discounts, he added. Indeed, they have already accepted an 80% pay cut in the 2021 season due to the pandemic.

What should be clear, Lang-Lessing said, is that management’s approach and the status quo have failed. Creative thinking is the only way for the organization to move forward.

And, he added, time is running out. Several musicians have already signed temporary or permanent contracts in other cities for better salaries and benefits.

Moreover, the orchestra’s reputation eroded as the labor dispute dragged on. He likens the plan to downsize the orchestra and cut wages and benefits to a “stain on the resume” of the symphony, saying it will have a harder time attracting top talent.

“Right now is a great time to turn things around,” Lang-Lessing said.

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