41 Riverview Place, Yeronga.Nestled on a peaceful bend of the Brisbane River, this luxurious residence was featured in Architectural Digest’s ‘Homes that Blur the Line Between Indoors & Out’ for its effortless transition between interior and exterior spaces.The home at 41 Riverview Pl, Yeronga, has Feng Shui-designed living areas and a Japanese-inspired garden, an in-ground trampoline and two heated pools interconnected over two levels by a 1.4m waterfall.41 Riverview Place, Yeronga.A bespoke timber portico and double cedar, rosewood and ebony doors lead into the ground floor, where steps ascend to living and dining spaces separated by a gallery. These areas have high ceilings, sleek tiles, down lighting and decorative cornices, while bordering the dining room is a kitchen with Tasmanian oak cabinetry, an island bench top, breakfast bar and Miele appliances.41 Riverview Place, Yeronga.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoWalls of glass then open to an expansive balcony with a backdrop of beautiful views across the river to the Indooroopilly Golf Course.The balcony then leads down to the property’s established back yard including the two pools, a riverfront deck and powered jetty, an outdoor 12-burner barbecue kitchen with a suspended copper roof and granite counters and the in-ground trampoline, surrounded by irrigated gardens with extensive feature lighting.Back inside, the ground floor also boasts a walk-in 960+ bottle temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar along with an office that leads out to the Japanese-inspired garden with a water feature.41 Riverview Place, Yeronga.Completing the level is a triple garage, a bathroom and a laundry with an external drying courtyard.Upstairs, five bedrooms surround a sitting room with a study nook. Four of these bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, while the main has a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with twin vanities and a bathtub, and sliding glass doors out to a covered balcony with river views.One of the other bedrooms also has an ensuite, while another opens to the balcony. Completing the level are a bathroom and another laundry.41 Riverview Place, Yeronga.Other features of the property include CCTV security and a six-station colour video intercom, remote-controlled exterior sun blinds and retractable insect screens, bespoke wrought iron features and gates, reverse-cycle ducted airconditioning and rainwater tanks.DETAILSFor sale: Expressions of interestAgent: Jack Dixon and Patrick Dixon, Dixon Family Estate Agents
11 Jul 2013 England through to final four at Men’s European Team England have continued in their pursuit of the European Team title by beating hosts Denmark in the quarter finals of the championship today.Following the morning foursomes it was all square in today’s match but the first points did go England’s way from a 4/2 win by Northumberland’s Garrick Porteous and Hampshire’s Neil Raymond.The second game was not as clear cut with Kent’s Max Orrin and Sussex’s Toby Tree battling to the 22nd hole before losing to their Danish opponents.The afternoon singles proved to be much more favourable for England with Hertfordshire’s Callum Shinkwin securing a confident win 4/3.The next game saw the teams only loss of the afternoon when Lincolnshire’s Nathan Kimsey went down 2/1. Any resulting England nerves were quickly settled by Porteous and Raymond who followed their morning success with both of their games ending in 3/2 wins.The score of the day went to Orrin (photo copyright Tom Ward), who was clearly not effected by the morning’s extended game and finished the final pairing with an empathic 9/7 victory.England will now play The Netherlands or Ireland in one half of the semi-finals while France and Scotland will contend the other match.
By John Burton RED BANK – All three proposals for Marine Park are out as far as the Parks Recreation Chair is concerned, as well as the criteria set up to evaluate the proposals.Borough Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer, who chairs the council’s Parks and Recreation Committee, said she will recommend that the council reject all three proposals submitted for projects at the borough-owned but Super Storm Sandy damaged tennis courts area in Marine Park.Schwabenbauer said she will offer her recommendation at the next regularly scheduled council meeting for Nov. 9.As for the reasoning, Schwabenbauer said, “The thing is, we received so much feedback from the public saying they didn’t want to do Jetsun.“And because of that we really can’t do Jetsun,” she acknowledged.Jetsun Enterprises, a private group of investors, had offered what was the most ambitious, but what became the most controversial and politically-fueled of the three plans submitted to the council’s requests for proposals (RFPs) back in April.That plan called for the construction of an 18-hole miniature golf course, synthetic, year-round ice rink, a food concession stand, a boathouse offering canoe and kayak rentals; there would also be driven golf carts to take patrons to and from off-site parking.The other plans call for rebuilding the tennis courts and operating them independently from the borough, providing the borough with a portion of the proceeds; and a boathouse and catering hall that would offer boat rentals and recreational and educational programs sponsored by the Navesink River Rowing Club and Navesink Maritime Heritage Association.When evaluating the three plans the parks and rec committee relied on quantifiable criteria in making its determination. And by that matrix, the Jetsun proposal was the clear winner, “by a head and shoulders,” Schwabenbauer said. All three councilmembers who served on the parks and rec committee, Schwabenbauer, Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, made the determination to endorse Jetsun. The parks and rec volunteer advisory committee did the same, Schwabenbauer said.Given the parks and rec committee is dismissing the criteria, it was only right it reject all proposals, Schwabenbauer maintained. “You have to throw out the whole process.”In response to Schwabenbauer’s decision, Jetsun Enterprises principal Douglas Boonton said, “Needless to say we are disappointed in the decision as we feel we answered the RFP properly as laid out by the town back in April. All bidders expended a lot of time and resources to ensure their proposals had a positive impact on the community. This will only result in further inaction at the site and ultimately a detriment to the residents and visitors alike.”As it stands there is no plan to reinstitute a request for proposals for the location. “If it was up to me, in the short term anyway, we would clean it up, plant some grass and put in some picnic tables,” Schwabenbauer said.Schwabenbauer had hoped to offer her decision at the Oct. 28 council meeting, but it was canceled due to a lack of a quorum.The borough red clay tennis courts are a favorite for the sport enthusiasts, given it was one of only a couple of public red clay courts in the state. The courts, which date back to 1930, were severely damaged by Super Storm Sandy.The Jetsun proposal faced growing opposition from many who saw it as too expansive and detrimental to a public park.
By John Burton |MONMOUTH COUNTY — The one and only definitive takeaway from New Jersey’s June 6 primary election is that the next governor will be from Monmouth County. But what that says about the county, and may mean as it prepares for possible national media attention, really depends on which political watchers you subscribe.Republican Kim Guadagno, the lieutenant governor who lives in Monmouth Beach, has been selected by voters to square off against Democrat Phil Murphy, former Goldman Sachs executive and Middletown resident, who secured his party’s nomination.This year is something of an off-year election with only two governor’s races—New Jersey and Virginia—and no national legislative elections until the 2018 mid-terms. Given that, the pundits of every stripe among the cable-TV chattering class and columnists will likely look to these races as referendums on President Donald Trump (in both races) and certainly on the now nearly eight-year tenure of Republican Gov. Chris Christie (and Guadagno’s boss) for New Jersey, as well as a possible bellwether for the 2018 campaigns.It also will likely have the effect of drawing some additional attention to Monmouth County, possibly finally establishing the county as a force to be reckoned with on the state’s political radar.“Believe me, they’ll be here in droves,” speaking of the national media, “probably after Labor Day, unless somebody wants to go to the Shore,” said Steven Miller, director of Undergraduate Studies in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University, predicting an “onslaught” of klieg lights. It could mean the likes of Rachel Maddow or Tucker Carlson or other personalities going for the optics of standing on the beach in Monmouth Beach or driving by the home of Murphy’s neighbor Jon Bon Jovi, as the talking heads detail the attractions of the Central Jersey county. “And they’ll be looking to uncover anything and everything,” on the candidates, Miller said.In the 2009 gubernatorial race here, much was made of it as a referendum on President Barack Obama. Obama even made the trip to New Jersey to stump for then-incumbent Governor Jon Corzine, with the president appearing with the governor at a campaign event at the PNC Art Center, Holmdel. Ultimately, the election was more about the unpopularity of Corzine than about the president or even the support of Christie, Miller maintained.“I think it’s likely to bring national attention,” to the state, concurred Lauren Feldman, associate professor of Journalism at Rutgers. “I think we’ve seen a precedent for that,” Feldman explained, pointing to the upcoming special election in the Georgia congressional district, and other recent special elections in Montana and Delaware, as examples of that attention.“I think this election in particular,” that’ll be true, Feldman continued, “because Chris Christie is and was so visibly connected to Trump…That’s going to be the natural hook.”Phil Murphy on the campaign trail in November.What is interesting about having the two major parties hail from this county is an indication that, in the world of politics, “Monmouth County is becoming increasingly more competitive,” said Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University.Monmouth County has – and continues to with the occasional exception – elect and re-elect GOP members to countywide office and for its state legislative contingent, though county voter registration continues to show more registered Democrats than Republicans, with independent and unaffiliated voter registration beating either party numbers.Over the last eight years, However, there have been some demographic shifts in diverse populations that benefit Democratic constituencies, in such places as the redeveloping Asbury Park and in Red Bank, and “The shore towns are really the ones that are going to benefit,” and their Democratic candidates, Miller said.“Monmouth County still has a dominant Republican organization,” Dworkin noted. But unlike other areas of the state, like Morris and Ocean counties, where Democrats put up just token opposition to GOP candidates and don’t hold their breath, and conversely, in Hudson and Essex counties where the same is true of Republicans, “The Democrats are making it more competitive,” Dworkin added. Democrats are being better financed, Dworkin observed, and feeling emboldened. “It doesn’t mean they’re always going to win,” Dworkin said, “but everybody has to work now.”That was the case in 2015 when Democrats pulled off a surprising upset by winning the two Assembly seats for the 11th Legislative District.This year’s gubernatorial election is a race that both Dworkin and Miller explained is not overtly about North Jersey versus South Jersey, given the candidates’ home base.It doesn’t put Monmouth County on the map. “Monmouth County has already been on the map,” said Art Gallagher, Highlands resident and Republican political strategist who publishes “More Monmouth Musings, a conservative political blog. That’s been the case since 2009, when Monmouth and Ocean counties were credited with giving Christie his victory, Gallagher maintained. “Monmouth County is now a battleground, politically, it really is,” he observed. As for any additional recognition or benefit, other than “It’s nice bragging rights for Monmouth County,” he said. “I don’t know if it’ll have a political or real-world impact other than perhaps to create traffic jams with more news vans around the homes of Banker Murphy and Lt. Gov. Guadagno.”Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on primary night.The end result, Gallagher predicted, is that the county will remain decidedly Republican for the two freeholder seats this year, Legislature races and will go for Guadagno because of the GOP’s governance record.On the other hand, Michael Morris, who publishes the “Middletown Mike” liberal/Democratic leaning political blog, not surprisingly, sees it differently. As a reaction to Trump and two terms of Christie, “I think the base is really fired up,” Morris said. “I’m talking extremely fired up.”Activity among grassroots progressive organizations has been strong and that may lead to some upsets, Morris expected. That includes the 13th Legislative District, a traditionally Republican stronghold, which includes Republican-dominated Middletown, the county’s largest municipality, Morris said. “This is the first time in a long time I can actually say that,” he noted. And he’s saying it in part, because Murphy “is telling people around the state that he’s ‘all in for Monmouth County,’” and “do what it takes to win the county,” said Morris, who is a Middletown Democratic committee member.That takes money, time and resources on the ground, Morris said.Attention from the national media depends on a number of factors: What’s going on in the race in Virginia, a more purplish state compared to traditionally Democratic blue New Jersey, Dworkin said. Another factor for these resources, he also pointed out, will be what’s going on in Washington, D.C., over the summer. And as it stands now, he said, “Those resources are focused on the hearings du jour,” in the halls of Congress.This article was first published in the June 15-June 22, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs finally solved the voodoo curse inflicted on the Green and White by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Colton Schell’s goal with just over three minutes remaining in the third period sparked the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Hawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoffs action Friday night before 600 plus fans at the NDCC Arena.The victory, the first in six games for Nelson against Beaver Valley, pulls the Leafs to within a game in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division semi final series.Game four is Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. Game five is Monday in Beaver Valley.“It was pretty exciting for us to get this win,” said a beaming Schell after the game. “Now we’re looking to do it again (Saturday).”Facing a 2-0 hole in the series, the Leafs played their best period of the series to start the game.Gavin Currie, who missed game two, started the scoring for Nelson with his first marker of the series.The Hawks tied the game as Chris Derochie scored on the power play. Beaver Valley took a 2-1 lead with another power play marker in the second, this time by Tyler Collins.Nelson then got the break it needed with Marcus Dahl stripped the puck from Mason Spear deep in the Beaver Valley zone before beating Mike Vlanich for the tying goal.In the third Beaver Valley once again took the lead when Daniel Bishop beat Marcus Beesley in the Nelson nets.But unlike past games the Leafs didn’t fold. Cody Abbey tied the game before Schell and Dustin Johnson into an empty net completed a three-goal run by Nelson.“We had lots of focus in the dressing room and just put bodies in front of (Mike) Vlanich and put pucks on the net,” said Schell when asked what keyed this comeback. Beaver Valley skipper Terry Jones was not pleased with the effort of his team, which he felt was “outworked” by Nelson.“(Nelson) was a desperate team. . .. They wanted it more and that was apparent from the first drop of the puck to the last drop of the puck,” said Jones. “They just sold out and were more physical than us and were full marks for the win.”“We were lucky just to hang in and I’ll be honest this was a real disappointing effort by our guys,” he added.Nelson out shot the Hawks in every period, finishing with a 38-23 margin. Marcus Beesley won his first playoff game this season as the Leaf goalie finally got the better of Vlanich.PLAYOFF NOTES: The game was halted ten minutes into the opening period when a puck that was fired in during a Leaf power play shattered the glass at the north end of the arena. . . .The six-game losing streak against Beaver Valley included four previous regular season games and two playoff games. . . .Marcus Dahl, Dustin Johnson, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart each finished the contest with two points for Nelson. . . . The points for Stewart and Schell were the first of the series for Nelson top two scorers during the regular season. . . .Dallas Calvin had two points for Beaver Valley to give him nine for the series and a tie for top spot in KIJHL scoring with Bruce Silvera of Revelstoke. . . .During the first intermission of the game, two Nelson Figure Skaters, Morgan Sabo and Shaen Panko Dool each skated a routine for the crowd. . . .In Spokane, Jesse Knowler scored at 6:16 of the first overtime period to spark the Castlegar Rebels to a 2-1 win over the Braves. Castlegar leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with game five set for Sunday in the Sunflower City.firstname.lastname@example.org