Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS) will return to regular weekly service and schedules starting today.This includes all city and rural routes.“CARTS is excited to reinstate full weekday services for its public transportation system as the County is expected to go into Phase III,” said Brad Bentley, Director of Public Facilities for Chautauqua County. “Please remember facemasks or face coverings must be worn while on the CARTS bus as per the Governor’s executive order.”For more information or to schedule a trip, call CARTS at 1-800-388-6534, 716-665-6466 or 716-366-4500. You can also follow CARTS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARTS.NY. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Something has to give.Last spring, as I twice loaded and unloaded my van with all of the gear required for a two day Cub Scout camp out, that was all I could think. My van was loaded to the gills: six man tent, pop up tent for the kitchen area, folding table, camp stove, tote full of sleeping bags, a couple air mattresses, various bags with flashlights, lanterns, and cooking supplies, coolers of food and drinks, backpacks with clothes . . . . .Being involved with Ben and his scouting adventure has been a highlight of fatherhood. This marks Ben’s fourth year as a Cub Scout, and I have been his den leader for the last three years. It has been a joy to watch him fall in love with the outdoors, and he has taken to camping and hiking with great enthusiasm. But my love of camping with Ben is only rivaled by my disdain for packing for weekend excursions and then breaking everything down.So, as I began to think of Ben becoming a Webelos this fall, and our camping experiences evolving from front country camping, which is required for Cub Scouts, to back country camping, which Boy Scouts can do, I knew that a quick shift in our approach to gear had to begin, as Ben’s continuing with scouting is a foregone conclusion and we don’t own any mules.As is the case whenever I enter into something like this, I reached out to people I know who know things I don’t. I chatted with backpacking friends and dads of Boy Scouts who spent a lot of time back country camping to get an idea on what they were using. Approaching the process like a sponge, I soaked up any and all advice, and one thing became pretty obvious pretty quick; getting to the back country could be setting me back. These folks were using a lot of gear and I had virtually none of it.In an effort to not be overwhelmed, I decided to focus on two essentials, sleeping bags and a tent, first. A good friend of mine gave me rave reviews of his gear from Big Agnes, an outdoor company based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The more I heard from him, and the more I read about his Big Agnes gear, the more interested I got.On a whim, I reached out to Big Agnes to see if they wanted to be part of my journey with Ben into the world of backpacking. They signed on this summer and, to my gratitude, sent Ben and me a tent and a couple of bags and sleeping pads to try out.Ben and I finally got to put our Big Agnes sleep systems to use a couple weekends ago at our pack’s first camp out of the year. The sleep system developed by Big Agnes is what drew me to the company to start with and the bag and pad combinations they sent us had me incredibly excited. In a nutshell, Big Agnes has developed sleeping bags with pockets into which the sleeping pad can be secured. In my mind, this is genius. I remember long, uncomfortable nights ending up sideways and askew on those skimpy blue sleeping pads of my youth. Those nights were no fun then. At age 44, they would be even less fun now.I didn’t let Ben experiment with his pad and bag set up prior to the first night of our camp out. I watched a quick Youtube video on the basic inflation of the pad, but I wanted to give him a true hands-on experience. I handed him the bag and pad, gave him some basic instructions, and turned him loose to puzzle it all out. He rose to the challenge, having the sleeping pad inflated in just over two minutes. I was pretty impressed by that. I had mine ready to go in roughly the same time. We both learned something valuable pretty quickly during that first set up, though; place a slightly inflated pad into pocket in the bag prior to full inflation! After that and one other small hiccup – if you don’t want to reinflate your pad in the middle of the night, make sure the valve cover is fully secured – we were set up for a great night’s sleep within minutes.Those two nights in my sleep system, taken on the Encampment 15 bag and Q-Core SLX pad, were two of the best night’s sleep I have had outside in a long, long time. The temperatures dipped down into the 40s and I stayed nice and toasty, and my pad provided me plenty of support and insulation from the ground. And, by design, I stayed on the pad and didn’t end up all cattywampus. Ben, with his Wolverine 15 and Insulated Air Core Ultra, a system designed specifically for kids, agreed.Following this two night camp out, my van was just as full as it was after the camp out last spring. But, even though it took me a couple hours to get unpacked, Ben and I are a bit more streamlined with the help of Big Agnes. The set up and break down of our sleeping gear was done in less than five minutes and Ben handled the rolling and stuffing of both his pad and bag completely on his own. This newfound independence, unknown when we were rolling our massive car camping bags, bodes well for future experiences and, for now, frees me up to get the rest of the damned gear out of the van.Ben and I have our next adventures in our sights, and it will involve a brand new tent, hopefully high on some mountain top near our Southwest Virginia home. I know we’ll be sleeping cozy.
After they did the ball drop and toast lunch was served, the luncheon gives seniors a way to get out of the house. ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Broome West Senior Center in Endwell held a new year luncheon for seniors on Tuesday. The event came with a balldrop, a toast with sparkling grape juice and live music from performer Ralph Muro. “It gets people out and joining their friends and socializing, and not sitting home by themselves. It’s just a way for people to enjoy each others company,” said Michelle Class the site supervisor at Broome West. Some seniors even got up to danced to celebrate.
Croatian Roads has passed a Decision on the selection of contractors for the construction of the Mainland – Pelješac Bridge with access roads.For the conclusion of the public procurement contract, out of the three bids received, the one selected from the Community of Bidders: China Road and Bridge Corporation, CCCC Highway Consultants Co. Ltd., CCCC Second Highway Engineering Co. Ltd. and CCCC Second Harbor Engineering Co. Ltd.The offer was evaluated according to the criteria as the most economically favorable offer, and amounts to HRK 2.081.608.270,72 (excluding VAT) with a completion deadline of 36 months, they point out from Hrvatske ceste.We hope that the agony around the Pelješac Bridge is finally over, and that according to the plan in 2021, the ribbon will be cut at the opening of the Pelješac Bridge.
The new owners of the Gold Coast Titans: Darryl Kelly, Jo Kelly, Rebecca Frizelle and Brett Frizelle. Picture: Glenn Hampson. GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS FREE & DIRECT TO INBOX More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe Patriarch’s stunning four bedroom, three bathroom, two car parking luxury apartment was built in 1993 with the family paying the then princely sum of $1.125m for it.The home sold faster than the average property in what’s considered a hot market, changing hands in 24 days compared to Manly’s median days on market of 29. The patriarch of the family, James Frizelle, whose multimillion-dollar business still holds his name. Picture: Mike Batterham.Agent Michael Clarke of Clarke & Humel Property sold it for almost five times that amount — $5.565m — over the weekend.It occupies an entire floor in what’s considered a landmark building in an area full of prestige properties.Mr Clarke listed it as having been “tightly held and treasured” by the owners for 23 years with its 180 degree views of the surf and horizon and its exclusivity with just four owners in the building. Unbeatable view from the living room.The property also has a home office with ensuite that could be a guest bedroom or fifth bedroom.The strata fees for the property were $3,612 a quarter with council costs at $3,016 a year and water at $688 annually. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK How’s that for a top location? Pity it’s in Blues territory … HOUSE PRICES HIT A RECORD HIGH BRISBANE HOME SET FOR TV FAME OLD WEST STYLE CABIN SOLD FOR $100K The pair decided to give up their luxury escape just months after son Brett and daughter-in-law Rebecca became were part of a local consortium with richlisters Darryl and Joanne Kelly that became the new owners of the Titans in December. The exclusive whole floor apartment is beachside in Manly, NSW.THE Queensland motoring family that co-owns NRL’s Gold Coast Titans has just landed five times what they paid for their millionaire beach apartment. The head of James Frizelle’s Automotive Group, James and his wife Roslyn, had held onto a luxurious beachfront getaway since the 1990s, and it’s located in Manly — not the Maroons’ Manly in Queensland, but the Blues’ one in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Not a bad outlook on life at all.In the last five years alone the Manly area has seen its median price surge by 84.6 per cent, with the median asking rent now $780 a week.The prestige home has a separate dining room, a granite kitchen with as-new Gaggenau oven, all bedrooms have built-ins and open to sunny rear balconies, and the main bedroom opens to a seaside terrace. The main bedroom opens to a seaside terrace. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenElizabeth Tilley talks prestige property07:29
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChanges to Negative Gearing01:55EXPERTS are hailing Queensland’s Sunshine Coast as the hottest place in the nation to invest in property right now.A lack of housing, a tight rental market and a rapidly growing population mean supply is failing to keep up with demand in the region — creating perfect conditions for investors.Leading real estate industry figure John McGrath said the Sunshine Coast presented one of the best opportunities for capital growth because of its liveability, affordability and future economic prospects.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREMain Beach at Noosa is a popular attraction with both locals and tourists.“From an investment point of view, where in Australia right now can you invest your dollar and get better returns than the Sunshine Coast or southeast Queensland?” Mr McGrath said.“ I don’t think there is a location that’s going to offer better investment growth in the future.”His views are echoed by prestige property agent Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate, who claims the Sunshine Coast “is on the cusp of the highest growth period in its history”.“This is being driven by a raft of infrastructure projects that are delivering exceptional lifestyles, which in the past required some compromises for people coming from big cities,” Mr Offermann said.The region is in the midst of an infrastructure boom, with billions of dollars being invested in upgrading and creating new facilities.Work is underway on a new runway at the local airport, which is set to become international by 2020, and a new hospital and health precinct has recently been established.“These are game changers,” Mr Offermann said.“Astute property investors who recognise what is happening, and take action to secure the best located property they can afford, will reap the rewards of their foresight.”Local agents say the region is crying out for more investment properties to cater to the needs of the increasing population.According to demographer Bernard Salt, the Sunshine Coast’s population of around 298,000 residents is set to rise to 550,000 in 23 years, which will require more than 100,000 new homes to be built.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures show the rental vacancy rate on the Sunshine Coast is just 1 per cent, with Caloundra having the tightest vacancy rate in the state at just 0.5 per cent.71 BRISBANE HOMES UP FOR AUCTIONCanal front homes on Noosa Sound. Photo: Lachie Millard.It’s good news for investors, who are currently achieving healthy rental returns of around 5 per cent.In its recent report, Herron Todd White noted an increase in investor activity in the Sunshine Coast market, with the sub $350,000 unit and townhouse sector particularly popular.THE BACHELOR’S QUEENSLAND CRASH PAD“It’s not uncommon to see townhouses selling for $220,000 attracting a rental of $280 per week — over 6.5 per cent gross return,” the report said.For investors looking to capitalise on the growth in the region, McGrath Real Estate founder John McGrath said now was the time to get into the market.“I think there is a great opportunity, in particular right now, because we’ve seen Sydney and Melbourne have shown unprecedented growth over the last five or six years,” he said.“Now those markets have come to a plateau and a lot of people are going to be saying; ‘Do we take our profits and reinvest them, or, in fact, do we move up north and get better value for money?’“So, I think right now there’s a terrific window of opportunity where people can capitalise on the immense growth we’ve seen in the southern states.”John McGrath, founder of McGrath Estate Agents.Reed & Co director Adrian Reed the increased international access the new airport would provide would likely change the profile of buyers in the Noosa region.“We’re currently seeing an increase in Australian expats buying back into the market, but if accessibility becomes easier, we’re expecting a more aggressive upward trend in high-end premium property,” Mr Reed said.BRISBANE DEFIES PROPERTY DOWNTURNAerial image over Sunshine Coast Airport. Photo: Lachie Millard.An artist’s impression of the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion project.He said that lending restrictions and the impact of the banking royal commission had had little impact on the region’s prestige market.“The vast majority of deals I’m doing at the top end of the market are cash,” he said.“They’re self funded retirees who’ve already sold their principal place of residence.”Owner/builder Paul Saunderson, who is selling his home in Noosa Heads through Peter TeWhata of Tom Offermann Real Estate, said the local market was “out of control at the moment”.“There are houses getting knocked down and new dwellings being built everywhere,” Mr Saunderson said.INFAMOUS BIKIE’S UNIT SELLSMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoHe said the contemporary, four-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 20 Sanctuary Ave, Noosa Heads, which he lived in with his wife and two children, was attracting strong interest from interstate and overseas investors.This home at 20 Sanctuary Ave, Noosa Heads, is for sale.“It’s a good investment opportunity because it’s been valued as holiday letting, which is anywhere from $6000 to $10,000 a week during peak season,” Mr Saunderson said.Jamie Smith of Century 21 On Duporth in Maroochydore said he’d never seen so much activity in the Sunshine Coast property market, with strong interest from both local and interstate investors.Mr Smith said many investors were looking to buy in the less expensive suburbs, where new housing developments were popping up, such as Caloundra, Sippy Downs, Birtinya and Mountain Creek.“It’s definitely unprecedented in terms of what we’re seeing on the Coast,” he said.The Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s emergency department. Picture: Jono Searle.But Mr Smith said investors who were not already in the market needed to act fast.“If you were here three years ago, you could have bought between $400,000 and $500,000,” he said.“Now you’re looking at anywhere from $600,000 plus, so it’s definitely changed a little bit.”SUNSHINE COAST SUBURBS FOR BEST CAPITAL GROWTHSuburb Property type Median price 12 month change in priceMinyama House $1.31m 45.8%Kenilworth House $399,000 40%Yandina Creek House $820,000 32.3%Beerwah Unit $375,000 25%Mount Coolum House $676,200 23.2%Mapleton House $543,250 21.3%Mudjimba House $739,500 20.7%Peregian Springs Unit $475,200 18.8%Battery Hill House $579,500 18.4%Montville House $707,500 17.9%(Source: CoreLogic)Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Siemens Gamesa has modified its new SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine to address conditions across the Asia-Pacific region.The variant ensures that the turbine model is tailored to meet local codes and standards regarding typhoons, seismic activities, 60 Hertz operation, as well as operation in high and low ambient temperatures. The design will be ready in 2019, with installation possible by 2020 for Taiwan.Apart from Taiwan, the design will also accommodate local codes and standards in other Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets such as Japan. These include IEC Typhoon Class (T-Class) type certification by 2020, where the product will be certified as able to handle elevated extreme wind speeds in typhoon conditions.Electrical systems and components will be adapted to 60Hz operation; grid models will be updated to reflect this 60Hz operation and local grid codes. Furthermore, the ability to operate in both high and low ambient temperatures reduces thermal limitation, thus increasing annual energy production while preserving turbine lifetime, Siemens Gamesa said.“Serving the growing Taiwanese offshore wind power market with our new product allows us to provide our customers with a cost-efficient, reliable, and powerful wind turbine which can withstand the challenging local conditions. The market-specific variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD demonstrates our commitment to moving the market forward on a technological front already from 2019,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.The SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine has a rated capacity of 8MW and a rotor with a 167-meter diameter. It has a swept area of 21,900 m2 and utilizes the SGRE B81 blades, each measuring 81.4 meters.“We see promising developments ahead for the offshore wind industry in APAC as a whole. With Taiwan as an important regional base and the introduction of the market-specific variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD, we’re able to meet customer needs in markets as they develop,” said Niels Steenberg, Executive General Manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific.
The other day my wife found a picture of the 1982 Conference and County track championship team picture in our basement. It brought back a lot of memories. This boys team followed a 1981 group that might have been one of the top squads I ever coached at BHS. I was very surprised when they followed with another championship. It wasn’t until 2012 that a Batesville team would win the conference again. The 1982 team was led by Brian Siefert and Jeff Edwards who both went on to star in college. I wonder how many such pictures and trophies are hidden away in some coaches’ basement. Most schools that have any kind of continued success do not have the available space to display all of these trophies. I know that many trophies and pictures have bitten the dust and were tossed for lack of something to do with them. I have taken some of the trophies that were going to be “retired” home with me, and then taken the inscriptions off and donated the trophy to some worthy causes for further use. I, of course, kept the inscriptions. I wish I knew the answer to this problem, because no matter when the trophy was won, it meant a lot to the people who are on it. Schools cannot afford to add rooms on simply to display them since the money must come from the taxpayers. BHS has done a great job finding room to display as many of them as possible. If you have an idea on how to keep these trophies alive and on display, pass it on to the athletic director at your school. Like I said earlier, everyone of them is important to the people in them no matter how old they get.
Arthur B. Ortman, 99, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at his residence.Born, September 28, 1916, in Millhousen, he was the son of George and Anna (Funke) Ortman.Arthur was a veteran of the Army and served in WWII. He was in the 79th Army Division. He was part of the Normandy invasion, then on through France to the Rhine River and then to Germany. As the war ended, he was assigned to guard German prisoners out in a field.He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen, the VFW, the American Legion Post 129, served on the committee of the ASCS, and the Knights of St. John.Arthur was a farmer and also had worked as an insurance salesman for Farmers Union Insurance.He was married to Velma I. Picker on November 22, 1945 and she survives.He is also survived by three sons; Danny (Elaine) Ortman, Greensburg, Michael Ortman, Greensburg, Jim Ortman, Greensburg, one daughter; Nancy (Ortman) Huff, Marion, IN, 10 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson.He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Edward Ortman; two sisters, Clara Ortman, Catherine Veerkamp; one son-in-law, Dr. Robert Huff.Family and friends will gather at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Visitation will also be held from 9-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Turner officiating.Burial and military graveside rites will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen.Memorials can be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church religious ed and grounds.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Very little is going to plan at Barcelona lately, not even Nike’s manufacturing of their shirt. Loading… The Catalans were due to wear their new 2020/21 shirt for their upcoming game against Espanyol, but those plans are no longer in place. According to Sport, due to a problem with the shirt fading with sweat and washing, Nike have withdrawn the new shirt. Most orders had already been sent to stores ahead of their sale beginning, but they’ve now had to recall what they’ve distributed.Advertisement Read Also:Zidane wants Messi to stay in Spain despite Barcelona exit claims The new shirt sees them return to a striped design, though the blue and red stripes are separated by a yellow line. Next season’s away kit will be black, while the third will be pink. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享