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Maltex building renovation receives 2010 AIA VT “People’s Choice” Award

first_imgTruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design,TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design has been awarded the 2010 AIA VT “People’s Choice” Award for Excellence in Architecture Design for the Maltex Building renovation on Pine Street in Burlington. The “People’s Choice” Award is given to the recipient of the most votes from a two-week period in November when the general public was invited to choose their favorite project among all of the entries for the AIA VT design awards.Built in 1900, the Maltex Building was the factory headquarters of the Malted Cereal Company, later known as Maltex, which produced cereal and other malted products through the early 1970s. The company was famous for its maple-flavored cereal called Maypo. Later, Maltex was acquired by another company and the building became home to other industries. The 4-story brick masonry structure is now listed on the Vermont State Register of Historic Places.In the 1950s, a one-story concrete block warehouse was added to the historic factory. The addition served utilitarian purposes, and little thought was given to the dialogue between the two structures or their combined presence on the street.The current renovation sought to transform the warehouse into leasable office and studio space; to increase the energy efficiency of both structures; and to contribute to the vitality of the post-industrial Pine Street corridor.A contemporary palette of engineered wood panels and ribbed metal was introduced at the Annex building to complement the adjoining brick structure while activating the street edge. The lettering and graphic logo of the building were cut directly into the ribbed metal panels.Improvements to the historic masonry factory include new windows that dramatically improve thermal resistance, energy efficient lighting, and natural stone and wood finishes at interior common areas. The annex also received new energy-efficient windows and a new deck providing storefront businesses the convenience of direct access and frontage on Pine Street.At the rear of the building, the loading dock was transformed from a place for idling trucks and garbage dumpsters to a pedestrian-friendly garden with stone dust swaths, tall native grasses, and a curved handicap-accessible ramp.The design team included: Architects: Steve Kredell, AIA and Rolf Kielman, AIA; Interior Designer: Cecilia Redmond; Landscape Architect: H. Keith Wagner Partnership.————TruexCullins is an architecture and interior design firm located in Burlington, Vermont. For over 40 years, TruexCullins has developed lasting relationships with many public and private clients, addressing critical issues related to planning, programming, growth and new technologies. Today, TruexCullins provides the expertise and creativity of five distinct design studios in the disciplines of education, workplace, home, resort and interiors.For more information contact Meredith Astles at 802-658-2775 or visit is external).For more information on available commercial space in the Maltex building, prospective tenants may contact Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate or Linda I. Letourneau of Redstone.Photos by Jim Westphalen Source: January 10, 2011, Burlington, Vermont – TruexCullinslast_img read more

“Hell of the High Country” Bike Race Set to Challenge Cyclists

first_img“Hell of the High Country” Bike Race Set to Challenge Cyclistsstory and video by Eric CrewsCycling in the High Country of North Carolina is known for its challenging climbs, screaming fast descents, and scenic vistas of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. But if Andrew Stackhouse, creator of the Boone-Roubaix, gets his way, the area’s scenic gravel roads and their steep grueling climbs will soon be added to that ever growing list of reasons to ride in the High Country. Stackhouse, owner of Pirate Race Productions, has partnered with the local non-profit “Wine to Water” to present Boone’s latest cycling challenge, the Boone-Roubaix (Roo-bay), alternately known as, The Hell of the High Country. The ride takes willing participants on a tour of some of the High Country’s steepest and most challenging climbs with the large majority of those climbs taking place on gravel roads where the cyclists will have to battle poor traction, difficult road conditions and the constant threat of flat tires in order to succeed.The event consists of three separate divisions and the longest race, the Gran Parcours, will cover 69 miles of roads, 6 of which take place on some of the area’s most scenic gravel roads. “We modeled the Boone-Robaix after the Paris-Roubaix, which is known as The Hell of the North,” event organizer Andrew Stackhouse said in a recent interview with the Mountain Times. “It’s unique and difficult, but a fun challenge for cyclists.” It will be a challenge that many cyclists from other areas who are not accustomed to riding in the High Country will experience for the first time. The course follows a well-known series of country roads that a devoted group of area cyclists have been enjoying for years. By taking their high-performance road bikes off the beaten path and onto, as they call it, the Western Carolina Pave`, these High Country cyclists have created an almost legendary mystique surrounding these roads.“The mixed terrain aspect makes this ride really unique,” John Fennel, an employee at Magic Cycles Bike Shop in Boone, said recently. “With the winter we’ve had, road conditions could be anywhere from packed almost-as-good-as-concrete to soupy mud – conditions most road racers aren’t accustomed to.”“Roby Greene, Flannery Fork, and some of these others roads are just classic,” Josheph Grimes, an employee at Boone Bike & Touring said. “You’re more likely to see a farmer driving a tractor than you are a car, there’s livestock feeding on the side of the road, sometimes there are chickens halfway in the road. That type of stuff is definitely not something that folks from off the mountain have any idea about.”To learn more about the event and how you can register for the 1st ever “Hell of the High Country,” visit www.pirateraceproductions.comto view the video visit:

4 ways you can regain control of your career

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details No matter how old you are, you can feel like your career isn’t going the way you want it to go. Things happen, and sometimes your career goes down a path you didn’t plan on. If you feel like you don’t have control, it’s time to get back on track. Here are four ways you can regain control of your career.Find your sense of purpose: If you’re not content with what you’re doing every day, you’re probably not super passionate about your job. Sure, maybe you’re good at what you do, but are you truly satisfied? Think about what drives you to wake up every morning and decide if you need to consider a different career path. If you’re having trouble thinking passionately about how you’re making a living, this would explain the feeling of not being in control.Make a map: Where do you want to go, and how do you plan on getting there? Whether it’s one year down the road or five, it helps to map out your goals. No matter what stage of life you’re in, it helps to write down exactly what you hope to accomplish in the term you’ve set for yourself. And remember, plans change, so don’t be surprised if you have to change your route every now and then.Get some support: Everyone needs a mentor. If you know someone who’s in a position that you want to be in one day, start picking their brain. Find out where they started and how they ended up where they’re at. Ask your mentor to be honest with you about your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus on the things that you need to do better.Work hard and be patient: Success rarely happens overnight. You have to keep pounding. Whether you want to go further in your current field or succeed in a brand new one, it’s going to take a lot of patience. Keep doing the things you know you should be doing and sooner or later you’ll start seeing the fruits of your labor.last_img read more

Is arming schools really a good idea?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThink of it. Armed guards in every U.S. school. Oh, let’s not forget to arm the principals, vice principals, teachers, counselors, coaches and maintenance staff.We certainly can’t forget the nurse. And what about arming students? What could possibly go wrong? Sounds like a real safe learning environment, RIGHT?Richard SartoreClifton Park More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationHigh-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…last_img

More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana

first_imgWebMD 6 June 2018Family First Comment: “These findings fly in the face of the Big Marijuana argument that somehow fewer young people will use marijuana if it is legalized. These data are clear. As more states move to commercialize, legalize and normalize marijuana, more young people are going to use today’s super-strength drug,” said Kevin Sabet, founder and president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana.www.saynopetodope.nzOne in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, a new survey finds.That rate — the highest in the 43-year history of the Monitoring the Future survey — likely reflects growing pot legalization in the United States, researchers said.Broken down, about 15 percent of 12th graders said they would try marijuana if it was legal. And about 10 percent of current users said they would use it more often.“These findings fly in the face of the Big Marijuana argument that somehow fewer young people will use marijuana if it is legalized,” said Kevin Sabet, founder and president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana.“These data are clear. As more states move to commercialize, legalize and normalize marijuana, more young people are going to use today’s super-strength drug,” he said in a news release from the organization.READ MORE: read more

AFTER 16 YEARS OF HIDING: Drug suspect arrested

first_imgThe 40-year-old Alberto Arucan wascaught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 12:05 p.m. on Thursday, apolice report showed. Arucan – resident of Barangay 1,Victorias City – had been hiding from the police for about 16 years, the reportadded.   The court recommended a total ofP260,000 bail bond for Arucan’s temporary liberty./PN Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Reynaldo Alon of the Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in SilayCity dated Oct. 10, 2003.center_img BACOLOD City – Police arrested a drugsuspect in Barangay 7, Victorias City, Negros Occidental. The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Victorias City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.last_img

Therese Alice Zins, 69

first_imgTherese Alice Zins, 69, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her residence. She was born on December 23, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Howard Zins.  Therese retired from Batesville Casket Co. in 2008 after working there for over 35 years.  She graduated from the University of Cincinnati.  Therese was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order. She had coached drama at the Oldenburg Academy, was a volunteer in music ministry at several churches, and a season ticket holder to The Broadway Series and Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati.  Therese was an active member of Tree County Players (TCP) for many years. She performed in plays and directed quite a few musicals for TCP. She also served on the TCP Board of Directors. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing her guitar, watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Judge Judy.  She is survived by her father, Howard Zins, Batesville; six siblings, Mary (Bruce) Bergman, Brookville; Carol (Jim) Roell, Batesville; Patty Zins, Batesville; Judy (Ron) Franzen, California, KY; Michael (Jessica) Zins, Batesville; Jerry (Kathy) Zins, Batesville; numerous nieces, nephews, and her cat, Linus. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Joey Zins; one sister, Annie Zins. Visitation for family and friends, observing CDC and state guidelines for social distancing and facial coverings, will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg with Rev. Joseph Nelson officiating.  All persons attending the mass are required to wear a mask.  Interment will follow in the St. Mary of the Rock Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Franciscan Family of Apostolate or to Tree County Players through the funeral home.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Arsenal lose concerts court battle

first_imgArsenal have lost a High Court battle over a curb on the number of concerts that can be held at the Emirates Stadium. Press Association The Premier League giants had applied to double the number of music concerts from three to six at its north London stadium. Islington Council rejected the application and a planning inspector dismissed the club’s appeal in January this year. center_img Arsenal argued at the High Court that there was a “clear error” in the decision-making process. But its case was rejected today by Mr Justice Cranston, who delivered his judgement in London, ruling that there had been no error of law. Opponents have voiced concerns over noise and rowdy music fans. Concerts featuring Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Muse have generated hundreds of thousands of pounds in extra revenue for the club. The inspector said that if Arsenal could afford to buy a player like midfielder Mesut Ozil for £43 million from Real Madrid, it could not plead poverty. At a recent hearing, Dan Kolinsky, representing the club, argued before Mr Justice Cranston that the inspector’s decision was legally flawed and should not be allowed to stand. Applying for judicial review, Mr Kolinksy submitted that the inspector had failed to apply the law correctly when he decided the proposal to double the number of concerts “did not accord with the development plan” for the stadium. Lawyers for the inspector and Islington argued that the inspector followed the correct approach and there was no substance in the club’s challenge. During the public inquiry run by the inspector, Arsenal chief executive director Ken Friar said the club needed the money from the gigs to perform in the extremely competitive world of football, citing Manchester United’s profits at £100 million compared to Arsenal’s £20 million. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgJames Ryan told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that athletic director Carla Williams and football coach Bronco Mendenhall are committed to a safe return to play. But Ryan says nothing will proceed until medical officials say it’s safe to resume workouts.Ryan says school officials are taking things day by day. He says students need to be back on campus before football can begin.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— President Trump has congratulated UFC for restarting the sports world Saturday night after a nearly two-month hiatus. Trump’s taped message was played during ESPN’s broadcast of the UFC 249 undercard from a fan-free arena Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. He congratulated UFC President Dana White, who is a Trump business associate and a major contributor to his re-election campaign. UFC 249 served as the first major sporting event to take place since the global pandemic shut down much of the country nearly eight weeks ago. One of the fighters scheduled to take part in UFC249 tested positive for the COVID-19. Jacaré Souza’s middleweight bout against Uriah Hall was called off after Souza tested positive along with his two cornermen.— The Spanish soccer league is not changing its plan to resume competing after five players from clubs in the first and second divisions tested positive for COVID-19. The league confirmed the positive tests on Sunday but said it was not going to alter the practice protocol that got underway last week. Players from most clubs began individual training sessions on Friday after nearly two months of confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league said it has told everyone to keep following health safety measures suggested by authorities, so the numbers of infected players “remain very low.” The five players who tested positive will remain sidelined until they fully recover. They will be allowed to resume practicing after testing negative in two consecutive tests. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSUVA president predicts no normal football seasonUNDATED (AP) — The president of the University of Virginia says he hopes college football can be played this fall, but he doesn’t expect it to seem like “normal football seasons.” May 10, 2020center_img Update on the latest sports — The English Premier League’s challenge of resuming during the coronavirus pandemic was underscored Sunday when Brighton announced a player had tested positive just as clubs prepare for fresh talks on how they can create safe conditions to play again. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said the club’s COVID-19 case was “a concern,” with players still only training individually at the club. he 20 Premier League clubs are due to hold a conference call on Monday after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the nation on Sunday night setting out the stages for lifting the lockdown. The government has said it wants to see the return of the Premier League to “lift the spirits of the nation.”— America’s Cup teams are returning to the water in varying degrees nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of what would have been an impressive global road show for sailing. Defending champion Emirates Team New Zealand has returned to training on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor with its half-size test boat after a mandatory lockdown was lifted. The Kiwis don’t have access to their 75-foot race boat because it’s still being shipped back from Italy after a preliminary regatta scheduled for April was canceled. By Monday or Tuesday, the New York Yacht Club’s yacht Defiant will be headed from Pensacola, Florida, to Auckland on a 500-foot ship.— Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming, who is now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold since Feb. 1 over the coronavirus pandemic. Yao says the league might play out the full schedule; play a shortened season with some games dropped; or end the regular season and go straight to the playoffs based on teams’ current rankings. Yao told state broadcaster CCTV that he hopes as much as the season can be played as possible, but that public health and fairness are the key considerations.— The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7, but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4. Bernard Giudicelli tells a French newspaper (Le Journal du Dimanche) that organizing it without fans would allow a part of the economy to keep turning.— Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR’s iRacing Series on Saturday with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway. This year’s Daytona 500 champion had four fresh tires as he chased down leader Ross Chastain and nudged him out of the way. Chastain retaliated by hitting Hamlin’s car after the checkered flag. Timmy Hill finished second, followed by Tyler Reddick, Chastain and Austin Dillon. Hamlin also won the opening iRacing event on March 22.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

The Latest: Australia-West Indies T20 series in October off

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cricket Australia has postponed a Twenty20 series against the West Indies scheduled for October. Australia and the West Indies were set to play games in Queensland state from Oct. 4-9 as warm-ups for the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November. But the International Cricket Council has already pushed the men’s T20 World Cup back by a year — to be held either in Australia or India. Cricket Australia says, “In light of this development, and given the preference to host the warm-up three-match T20 series against the West Indies to coincide with the rescheduled T20 World Cup in Australia, it has been agreed to postpone the matches.”The series also would have overlapped with the Indian Premier League which has been rescheduled to be in the United Arab Emirates from Sept. 19-Nov. 10, pending government approval. The lucrative IPL usually attracts players from all over the world, including many stars from the Caribbean and Australia.___More AP sports: and August 4, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Australia-West Indies T20 series in October offlast_img read more