Registration is now open for the Citizens Bank Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival August 7

first_imgTeam registration is now open for the Citizens Bank Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. This year’s festival is Sunday, August 7th at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Each team is comprised of 21 paddlers who race head to head in 41 foot long dragon boats over a 300 meter course. Festival organizers encourage everyone to join together with your co-workers, friends, and family and form a team. No paddling experience is necessary, it’s all for fun, friendly competition, and raising money to fund programs to help friends and neighbors living with a cancer diagnosis. Online registration is easy. Just visit www.ridethedragon.org(link is external) for complete festival information and registration details. Every team gets a free one hour practice session in July. Space is limited so organize your team right away. The festival has become one of Vermont’s most popular summer events with over 20,000 paddlers and spectators annually. It’s all about community with entertainment, food vendors, a silent auction, raffles and more. The core of Dragonheart Vermont’s mission is to give back to the community and over the last five years the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival has raised over $435,000 to support critical cancer programs in Vermont. This year, Dragonheart is expanding its community mission. With the on-going support of presenting sponsor Citizens Bank and other local businesses and organizations, the festival has set a goal to raise $250,000 to launch Survivorship NOW, a new Dragonheart Vermont initiative to help bridge the gap cancer survivors face between treatment and recovery. The Network on Wellness will promote opportunities for therapeutic treatments, strengthening programs, education, and networking to better serve cancer survivors in our community. The initiative has the strong endorsement of cancer survivors, doctors, and health care institutions in our area. The need is real and Survivorship NOW promises cancer survivors a network of services that will help them live well with cancer. Linda Dyer, Dragonheart Vermont, Executive Director:‘Our Dragonheart organization is excited about putting our efforts toward helping to promote more opportunities for wellness for cancer survivors in our community. As a breast cancer survivor and supporter organization, we have seen firsthand how valuable fitness, camaraderie, and connection can be. Our hope is that all cancer survivors in our community will have the chance to get the programs needed to live each day to the fullest.’ Marni Willams, Team Captain of Paddling in Vein states:‘We are honored to take part in the LCDBF for the 6th year in a row. Many of our members have been touched one way or another by cancer and we look forward to this opportunity to pay forward the efforts that have been made on behalf of those affected.’ Visit www.ridethedragon.org(link is external) for complete details.last_img read more

How to sell a tenanted property

first_imgREIQ regional director Damien Keyes. Picture: Evan MorganFROM time to time an investor may choose to sell their property while it is tenanted. This raises many questions about how the process can take place when the property is not vacant or easily accessible for open homes, agent appraisals, valuations, renovations, and so on. How do agents get access to a property that is someone else’s home? How do tradies carry out work while the property is being lived in? What rights do the tenants and owners have about granting or withholding access to the property?As agents we strive to respect everyone’s rights. After all, if the property is sold to an investor, in most instances a new landlord would welcome an existing tenancy carrying on rather than going to the expense of finding a new tenant. Good relations are important to almost every agent I know, whether they are dealing with a tenant (who may one day become a buyer then a seller!) or a buyer or seller. The legislation that governs this area of residential property is the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 and in most instances it is clear.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 2020We are required by the legislation to give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to a tenant that we are coming to do an appraisal or a valuation.Hosting an open home when the property is tenanted requires arranging suitable times with the tenants. The legislation requires we seek written permission from the tenant. The rights between tenants and landlords are carefully weighted under the current legislation and while it’s a popular opinion that tenants have few rights, in reality that’s not the case. For example, landlords cannot arrange entry on a Sunday or a public holiday. They cannot arrange entry before 8am or after 6pm, unless the tenant agrees to it. Under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (2008) if a landlord wants to terminate a fixed tenancy agreement, the landlord must inform the tenants 60 days before the lease termination date that the lease will not be renewed.If you are an investor and you’re thinking about selling your tenanted property it’s important to start planning early and to appoint an agent who has experience in this area. Often, the job will be made much easier if you wait until the tenancy has expired. Selling a vacant property is much more simple.last_img read more

Mr. James Edwin “Jim” Allison

first_imgMr. James Edwin “Jim” Allison, age 74, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on August 11, 1941, in Bowling Green, Ohio, the son of the late, Edwin John and Nellie Crystal (Deardoerf) Allison. He was raised in Cromwell, Indiana and Marengo, Illinois and was a 1959 graduate of Marengo High School. Jim was united in marriage on February 27, 1965, in Marengo, Illinois, to Shelby Jean Gray and to this union arrived two daughters, Tammy and Lori to bless their home. Jim and Shelby shared 51 years of marriage together until his death. In 1965, Jim earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa and later earned his Master’s Degree in 1970 from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jim earned his degree in administration in 1972 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Jim taught for the Riley Elementary School in Marengo, Illinois for 5 years and for the Central Nobel School in Albion, Indiana for 5 years. He also taught and was a principal for Winamac High School in Winamac, Indiana for 5 years. In 1977, Jim was employed for the Switzerland County School Corporation where he taught and served as principal for the Switzerland County High School and for the Switzerland County Elementary School. Jim retired in 1999 from the Switzerland County School Corporation, after 22 years of service. Jim enjoyed coaching track, basketball and football throughout his teaching career. After Jim retired he enjoyed tutoring for the Switzerland County High School for 10 years. Jim resided in the Florence community since 1977. Jim was a member of the Marengo Baptist Church in Marengo, Illinois. Jim will be remembered for spending time with his loving grandchildren where he enjoyed watching them play sports and coaching them from the bleachers. Jim also enjoyed watching the Cubs play and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Jim passed away at 6:35 pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Jim will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 51 years: Shelby Jean (Gray) Allison of Florence, IN; his daughters: Tammy Honeycutt and her husband: Sam of Greenwood, IN and Lori Vaughn of Cape Girardeau, MO; his grandchildren: Cody, Chad, Casey, Allison, Nicholas and Alex; his brother: Stu Allison and his wife: Marian of Colleyville, TX; his sister: Marcia Huff of Ocean Springs, MS and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Edwin John and Nellie Crystal (Deardoerf) Allison.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Florence Cemetery, Florence, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to James Edwin “Jim” Allison Endowment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home. http://www.haskellandmorrison.com/book-of-memories/2530923/Allison-James/service-details.phplast_img read more

Historic farms sought for rural preservation award

first_imgPhoto: Indiana LandmarksIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2019 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. Since it was established in 1992, owners of 28 historic farms all over the state have been honored with the award.Anyone, including farm owners, can submit a nomination for the Arnold Award, which will be presented during Farmers’ Day festivities at the Indiana State Fair in August.  The nomination is simple and asks for:a brief history of the farm and description of its significant historic structures and features, such as the farmhouse, barns, agricultural outbuildings, and landscape elements.a description of how the farm’s historic agricultural structures are used in day-to-day farming operations, and how they have been preserved or adapted.high-res digital photographs of the farm and its preserved historic features. Historic images are also welcome.The award winner receives an attractive outdoor marker, a vehicle pass to the Indiana State Fair, and overnight accommodations in Indianapolis for the Farmers’ Day ceremony.Indiana Landmarks named the award in memory of John Arnold (1955-1991), a Rush County farmer who successfully combined progressive architectural practices with a deep respect for the natural and historic features of the rural landscape. The John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation honors those who share a similar commitment to preserving the landmarks and landscape of rural Indiana.The Arnold Award for Rural Preservation nomination form is available on Indiana Landmarks’ website or call Tommy Kleckner at Indiana Landmarks, 812-232-4534 or e-mail tkleckner@indianalandmarks.org. Deadline for nominations is May 31.last_img read more

LeoVegas upgrades listing to main Nasdaq Stockholm exchange

first_img StumbleUpon Share Gustaf HagmanEuropean online gambling group LeoVegas AB has announced that it has been approved to upgrade its share listing onto the main Nasdaq Stockholm market.The approval granted by Stockholm’s listing authority, sees LeoVegas upgrade its share listing from the mid-cap First North Premier to the main Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.Updating investors, LeoVegas governance announced that it expects to end First North Premier trading on 2 February, with the online gambling firm targeting a Monday 5 February debut on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.Ahead of its new listing, LeoVegas governance will publish a new corporate prospectus, outlining the firm’s strategic vision as a Nasdaq Stockholm enterprise.A pleased Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO of LeoVegas AB commented on the Nasdaq Stockholm approval“This change in the listing can be credited to a strong team effort by everyone at LeoVegas, and I want to take this opportunity to express extra praise to my team for the hard work they have done to bring this across the finish line.”“The change in listing strengthens the Group and gives us an even better quality seal in our communication and cooperation with authorities, licensors and partners. For institutional investors – both in Sweden but even more so abroad – we will become more accessible and attractive as a company. Today is a big day for LeoVegas and yet another step in our ongoing journey of growth.” Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020last_img read more