Halcyon Greens embraces new technology to make life easier

first_imgHalcyon Greens on the Gold Coast“We’re all about lifestyle at Halcyon, but the licence plate recognition technology now puts our communities at the forefront of innovation for the everyday,” Dr Geissmann said.“This technology will make an already leisurely lifestyle an even more seamless experience and it builds on the many other initiatives already in place.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoOther initiatives at Halcyon Greens include giving residents the option of going ‘off the grid’ through Tesla Powerwall systems that reduce electricity bills.Interested in solar power? Take a look at Tesla’s tiny home:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:49Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:49 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenTesla tiny home00:49Dr Geissmann said the incorporation of these types of innovations set Halcyon apart.“Convenience and security are the cornerstones of Halcyon communities and the implementation of this LPR technology gives residents a more user-oriented lifestyle experience,” Dr Geissmann said.“A home at Halcyon is a lifestyle change for the better, and that’s exactly what we intend to deliver.”The LPR will be at the front entry gate of Halcyon Greens, as well as the golf club buggy gate entry points.Homeowners will register their vehicle and golf buggy license plates with Halcyon so they are listed residents and a camera will scan their license plates as they approach the gate.The LPR technology will be installed and ready for use as the first residents move in later this year.Homeowners will have exclusive access to the Gainsborough Greens Gold Club as well as the lifestyle and recreational precinct, which includes a full suite of five-star resort-style facilities.Homes at Halcyon Greens are priced from $474,000 to $750,000. Halcyon Greens on the Gold Coast is embracing innovation in technology and now have licence plate recognition to enable easy access for residents through the front gates.FORGET searching the car for your gate clicker, or desperately trying to remember the pin code, licence plate recognition technology is making its way into retirement communities.Over 50s lifestyle developer Halcyon has embraced new technology at its country club community, Halcyon Greens on the Gold Coast at Pimpama.The community plans to roll out License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology that will enable homeowners to enter and exit the community freely in their golf buggies or cars without the need for manual gate clickers or remembering pin codes.Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said the introduction of the LPR would enable homeowners to feel more secure, while adding a new level of convenience when entering and exiting the gated community.last_img read more

Bookworld forced to withdraw incest titles

first_imgMelinda Tankard Reist blog“We’ve just campaigned against Condom Kingdom selling products that eroticise sex with underage girls and therefore, paedophilia. But Condom Kingdom isn’t the only retailer providing masturbatory material for sexual predators. Bookworld – formerly known as Borders – has been selling multiple titles eroticising incest. Recently one of our supporters alerted us to a book they had come across on Bookworld’s website, entitled ‘Tina sits on Daddy’s face’.Bookworld is the rebranded online version of what used to be Borders bookstores. After searching the website more thoroughly, we found hundreds of titles under the heading ‘incest’, including:Double teamed by Daddy and UncleDaddy takes my virginityFirst time with my twin brothersF*cking my black DaddyDaddy’s naughty girls get what they deserveBreaking in the babysitterThe Classifications Branch responded yesterday, advising that Bookworld would remove the titlesWe are relieved to hear that Bookworld has removed these titles. However we do have to wonder how it came to be sold in the first place. Bookworld ‘appreciated being advised’ – they didn’t know they were selling pseudo incest child pornography?http://melindatankardreist.com/2013/02/win-bookworld-forced-to-withdraw-incest-titles/last_img read more

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat wary of Tottenham backlash

first_img Advocaat said: “Spurs are a very good side with very good individual players and I have seen interviews with some of their players saying they might only have three points but they have outplayed all their opponents – including United. “For me that says enough about the self-confidence of the Spurs players. But we also need the three points so that makes it a very important game for both clubs and a very interesting one as well.” Despite conceding there is a danger his side could be cast adrift in the drop zone Advocaat insists he still needs time to figure out the best set-up for his side following a series of arrivals towards the end of the transfer window. New faces such as Fabio Borini – expected to make his second debut on Sunday following an earlier loan spell, Dutchman Ola Toivonen and US international DeAndre Yedlin – placated Advocaat who was growing visibly frustrated with the lack of depth in his squad. But Advocaat has stressed the importance of not expecting too much too soon from the new boys, particularly Borini who opted to take the opportunity to return to the Stadium of Light after failing to establish himself in Liverpool. Advocaat added: “Everybody is talking only about Fabio but we have four or five other players (up front) and it is always about the total package – it is not just about the one player. “Fabio did really well here when he arrived (before), but after that he didn’t play for one year so you can’t say he is ready because we don’t know – he has only trained with the team for a week and he is already feeling the difference. “We’re happy with the players we brought in because they improve the squad and now we have to find the right balance. He (Borini) is in the squad so he has to be ready. Advocaat is without Yedlin who is ineligible to face his parent club on Sunday, while Adam Matthews, Jordi Gomez and Adam Johnson remain longer-term absentees. Maricio Pochettino’s men have struggled to make an impression in the early stages of the new campaign with three frustrating draws following the narrow opening day defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. But Advocaat insists Spurs have proved to be vastly better than their results suggest – leaving his own side facing an uphill struggle to turn around their own nightmare start and move off the foot of the table. Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has warned his side to beware a Tottenham backlash as both sides go in search of their respective first wins of the Barclays Premier League season at the Stadium of Light.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

MDI girls top Waterville to win Class B North championship

first_imgBANGOR — Celebrating on the Cross Insurance Center floor, Mount Desert Island’s senior starters took turns at one of Maine’s most exhilarating high school basketball traditions.With ladders placed beneath both baskets, the Trojans’ Maddy Candage and Julia Watras stepped up to perform the famous cutting of the nets that follows every regional and state championship game. When the two finished, Hannah Chamberlain and Alexis Clarito climbed the rungs to waive the nylon as a jubilant MDI crowd watched.Candage, Chamberlain, Clarito and Watras have been the heart of an MDI program that has improved bit by bit to become a championship-caliber unit over the past few years. Now, after carrying the Trojans to the Northern Maine title, they will end their varsity careers when they play alongside one another one last time — with a state title on the line.MDI’s Alexis Clarito scores a layup during the first half of the Class B North girls’ basketball championship game against Waterville on Feb. 23 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Clarito scored eight of MDI’s first 17 points to pace the Trojans to a 10-point lead early in the game. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTOThe MDI girls led from wire to wire against Waterville to earn a 44-35 victory in Saturday’s Class B North championship game at the Cross Center. The win was the product of MDI’s core four, which provided all but one point for the Trojans for the second consecutive game and delivered on defense to earn a regional title.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“For this group of seniors to come in here having never won a tournament game [at the Cross Center] in their careers to being Northern Maine champs, it’s just a huge accomplishment,” MDI head coach Brent Barker said. “They stuck right by each other and did a really good job.”Candage scored MDI’s first three baskets of the game on a pair of layups and a jumpshot to give the Trojans a 6-2 lead. A Clarito 3-pointer would be the Trojans’ only other points in the opening frame, but the team held Waterville to another two-point basket and a free throw to lead 9-5 through the first eight minutes of play.Despite Candage going to the bench with two fouls, MDI started the second quarter on an 8-2 run with a mid-range jumper and 3-pointer from Clarito and a wide-open triple from Chamberlain to pull ahead 17-7. Yet Waterville responded with a 7-0 run before Watras scored five of the half’s final eight points to put the No. 1 Trojans (19-2) on top 22-17.“They left us open,” Clarito said. “I was a bit worried I was too far back behind the line, but [both of my 3-pointers] flew right in.”Chamberlain opened the second half with a corner 3 before a Candage free throw and Watras layup gave the Trojans a 28-17 lead. Third-ranked Waterville (20-1) finally scored its first points of the quarter just past the halfway mark, but the Panthers couldn’t find any sort of major offensive spark as MDI took a 35-25 lead into the final period.MDI’s Julia Watras drives to the basket against Waterville’s Abigail Saucier (middle) and Madeleine Martin during the first half of the Class B North girls’ basketball championship game Feb. 23 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Watras led the Trojans with 17 points in the win. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTOMDI had to sweat a bit in the fourth as Waterville cut the gap to 38-31, but the Panthers wouldn’t score again until the Trojans’ starters left the game. With MDI leading 44-31 late after three points from Watras, a basket from Candage and a free throw from Rachelle Swanson, four Waterville points in garbage time did nothing to stop a sea of white jerseys from celebrating at midcourt.Watras led MDI in scoring with a game-high 17 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Candage and Chamberlain provided nine points apiece for the Trojans with Clarito scoring eight points and Swanson scoring one. Kali Thompson led Waterville with 12 points.When Barker took out his starters as the Trojans led by 13 with just over a minute to go, Clarito wasn’t 100 percent sure of the outcome. Although a Waterville comeback might have been mathematically possible (albeit statistically insignificant) at that point in the game, the senior guard still felt her younger teammates would finish the job.“When the subs were going in, I told them, ‘Hey, it’s not over yet,’” Clarito said. “They finished it for us, and we all knew they would.”It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest of performances for MDI, which turned the ball over 15 times in the first half alone. Yet Waterville struggled to overcome the Trojans’ press, which forced it into a slew of its own turnovers, and the Panthers still had trouble getting shots to fall when they did so.With Chamberlain’s third 3-pointer, which gave MDI a 33-22 lead in the third quarter, the senior set a new record for the most in a Class B regional tournament with 11. She made five in the Trojans’ overtime win over Winslow in the semifinals and three in the team’s quarterfinal victory against Maine Central Institute.MDI seniors Hannah Chamberlain (left) and Maddy Candage share a hug following the Trojans’ 44-35 win over Waterville in the Class B North girls’ basketball championship game Feb. 23 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Candage, Chamberlain, Clarito and Watras scored all but one of the Trojans’ 44 points. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTOMDI’s senior sharpshooter wasn’t even aware of her new achievement until she was informed of it in a postgame interview. More important to Chamberlain was the Trojans’ Northern Maine championship plaque, which she carried around the court with a wide smile on her face as she posed for photos, hugged teammates, coaches, parents and fellow students and wiped a tear of joy or two from her face.“She’s done it to help our team out,” Barker said of Chamberlain, whom he called one of the best shooters in the state. “None of us even talked about the record because we don’t talk about those things; we talked about our next game, and we talked about what he had to do compete in that game. I thought we did a great job of that here tonight.”MDI’s opponent in the state title game will be Class B South No. 1 seed Gray-New Gloucester (19-2), which earned a 42-31 victory over No. 3 Freeport (16-5) on Saturday to win the Southern Maine crown. Gray-New Gloucester’s only losses on the season have come against Greely, which entered Saturday’s Class A South final with a record of 20-0.The Trojans and Patriots will face one another at 1:05 p.m. next Saturday, March 2, at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. With a win, MDI would claim its first state championship since 2003, when Barker’s father, Burt, coached the current MDI head coach’s sister, Bracey, to the third of the team’s back-to-back-to-back Class B titles.“I really don’t know what to expect,” Candage said. “It’s kind of crazy. We’re all just really happy right now, and we’ll get a week to prepare and be ready to win one more.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. 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Summer Food Service Program Distribution Dates Changed Due to July 4th

first_imgphoto by SFSP Parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Meal kits will not be provided to parents who do not bring their child or do not provide proper identification. Proper safety measures must be practiced. The SFSP provides meals and snacks to eligible children age 18 and under during the summer months (June through August) and in times of emergency. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. Youth Services administers and monitors this program, funded by USDA and the Department of Education. Sites are located throughout Palm Beach County in low-income neighborhoods. Regularly scheduled distribution will resume Monday, July 6. To check dates of service for all SFSP meal distribution sites, click here. In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will not be distributing meal kits on Friday, July 3, at the Acreage Branch Library and the Puffin Learning Center. Instead, the Acreage Branch Library will distribute meals on Wednesday, July 1, and the Puffin Learning Center will distribute meals on Thursday, July 2, along with regularly scheduled distribution sites throughout the county. Sites will continue to distribute seven days’ worth of meals to each eligible child once a week through Friday, August 7. For locations and times of service, visit summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com.last_img read more

Which Place belongs to the National Team of BiH on FIFA Ranking List?

first_imgThe national football team of BiH occupied the 28th place with 863 points on a new list of the International Football Federation (FIFA).In comparison to the previous list, BH national team was ranked five positions lower.Argentina remained in the first place with 1,621 points, in the second place is Germany, which pushed Belgium with the third-placed Brazil to fourth place.Among the top ten teams of the world, France pushed European champions Portugal on the seventh position, while Spain moved up one place and now occupies tenth place.Besides the fourth placed Belgium, from the other opponents of BiH in the H-group of qualifiers for the World Cup 2018, the best ranked is Greece in the 42nd place, Estonia in the 119th place, Cyprus in the 139th place, while Gibraltar is in the 205th place.When it comes to the countries in the region, the best ranked is Croatia in the 16th place, Serbia is in the 43rd place, Slovenia in the 52nd, Montenegro in the 56th place, and Macedonia and Kosovo in the 155th and 164th place.Rang list of FIFA (the 20th of October):( 1.) Argentina 1621( 3.) Germany 14653. ( 4.) Brazil 14104. ( 2.) Belgium 13825. ( 5.) Colombia 13616. ( 6.) Chile 12737. ( 8.) France  12718. ( 7.) Portugal 12319. ( 9.) Uruguay 117510. ( 11.) Spain 1168…28. ( 23.) Bosnia and Herzegovina 86342. ( 48.) Greece 622119. ( 139.) Estonia 274139. ( 87.) Cyprus 384205 ( 205.) Gibraltar 0(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more

Thurston County Traffic: Marvin Road in Lacey Reduced to One Lane…

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyMarvin Road NE, from Hawks Prairie Road NE to 40th Court NE, will be reduced to a single lane, at times, from October 10–31. The lane closures will occur while workers install sidewalks, curbs and gutters, planter strips, and street lighting as part of the Northpoint Development project. The work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.During working hours, motorists can expect minor traffic disruptions and alternative routes are advised.last_img read more

Fort St. John Olympic Torch Relay event info

first_img• Turns south on 100th Street • Turns into Centennial Park where Ross H MacLean, the final torchbearer, will light the cauldron at approximately 6:30 pm  • Look for the 7 foot Olympic Torch Relay signs (one for each locations torchbearers pass the flame to the next torchbearer) along the route • There will be specially planned activities going on at each location • We will be giving away free noise makers, Canada flags, Olympic Torch Relay flags, hot chocolate on the routeThe Community Celebration • Wear Red to show your support for our athletes • Pre-celebration activities begin at 4:30 pm in Centennial Park – crafts and games for the kids, including the ice slide compliments of the High on Ice Festival • Official Celebration gets underway at 5:00 pm • Many local and internationally recognized performers • Enjoy free hot chocolate and Olympic cookies made by the North Peace Secondary School culinary program and distributed by the Kinsmen • Sign a community card to wish Fort St. John’s own speed skater Denny Morrison and skeleton competitor Michelle Kelly good luck at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics • Torch Relay Sponsors Coca Cola and RBC will have special feature interactive booths setup • Warm-up next to the oversized bonfire • Enjoy the unveiling of 3 pieces of art work commissioned specifically for this event: an Ice Sculpture by carver Dave Diehl;  a story written by the Fort St. John Writers Circle; and a permanent sculpture to be unveiled by Mayor Lantz during the celebration Transportation and Parking • Parking is going to be an issue at all the local facilities • Park at Safeway and ride the new public transit bus which is fully wheelchair accessible • Bus runs 4:30 – 7:30Olympic Torch Relay Event List 5:00pm – Introductions by VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee): ·         Welcome ·         Provincial Video ·         Official Introduction City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group ·       Fort St John Ecole Central Ribbon Dancers: Ms Hannis’ Grade 5/6 &   Madam Marjo’s Grade 2 class ·         Dreamers & Land-Doig River Drummers ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group Presenting Partner Entertainment Coca-Cola Presenting Partner Entertainment RBC: City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Dayna Manning 6:30pm ·         Ross H MacLean will light the Cauldron ·         Christopher Baumeister will sing our National Anthem VANOC Presents: ·         Interview with Ross H MacLean ·         Question to Federal,/Provincial/Local Dignitaries ·         Video ·         Cette Flamme North Peace Community Choir City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group ·         Fire Dancers: The Move Dance Studio  VANOC wraps up the show • Starts at 5:45 in front of Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue • It turns south on 100th Street • It turns west on 100th Avenue • It turns south on 108th Street Advertisement For a map of the Route, click here.  If you can’t watch the torch relay in person, you can also watch it online at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com Route Activation Activities Advertisementcenter_img • It turns east on 97 Avenue – torch will be carried by Jamie Lee around the outdoor oval next to Bert Bowes Jr. Secondary School, we have special activities for those who come watch this unique leg of the Torch Relay.  This will happen at approximately 6:05pm • Continues east on 97th Avenue Advertisement Below is all the information you could ever need about the Olympic Torch Relay event in Fort St. John, BC on Sunday January 31st, 2010.Quick Facts on Olympic Torch Relay Date:              Sunday, January 31, 2010 – Advertisement -Time:              Celebration Start 5:00 pm – Centennial Park               Torch Relay Start time 5:30 pm – Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue The Torch Route           Advertisementlast_img read more

The unwanted Man United record Liverpool are close to matching

first_imgLiverpool were so close to ending their long wait for a league crown last season.Having not won the title since 1990, the Reds were suddenly odds on to finish the 2013/14 campaign as winners, but it wasn’t to be and Man City proved themselves to be the best team in England.However, with the current 2014/15 season approaching the halfway point and Liverpool 18 points behind the leaders after just 12 games, the Reds are on the verge of matching the title drought endured by bitter rivals Man United.When Liverpool’s north west neighbours won the Premier League in 1993 it ended a 26-year wait to be crowned champions again, something they had achieved on seven occasions prior to their previous success in 1967.Liverpool’s previous longest title drought was 24 years, between 1923 and 1947 (and there was no league football between 1939 and 1946, due to war).Man United: 20 titles: 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013Liverpool: 18 titles: 1901, 1906, 1922, 1923, 1947, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990So, it looks like Liverpool have one more season before they match Man United, not in the way they would like.25 years and counting… Will Liverpool wait for a title as long as Man United had to? 1center_img 1last_img read more

Shocker: Oden’s out for the year

first_imgNBA: Routine knee surgery discovers serious problem, ending top pick’s season. By Anne M. Peterson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. – Greg Oden’s rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers ended before it started on Thursday. The 7-foot center, the top pick in the June draft, went in for an exploratory procedure on his right knee and ended up having microfracture surgery, which means he will sit out the season. “Greg looked at me as he was coming out of his surgery, and he and his mom, Zoe, probably said `sorry’ 20 times,” Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said. “I could feel the weight of the world on his shoulders. And as a leader and as leaders of this organization, my first thought was how lucky we were to have a guy who cares about the organization that much.” Dr. Don Roberts performed the surgery to repair the damage, which Pritchard described as the size of a fingertip. Oden is expected to be on crutches for up to eight weeks. Full recovery likely will take six to 12 months, the team said. “At this point in time, we don’t see him coming back this season,” Pritchard said. Oden averaged 15.7 points and 9.6 rebounds last season as a freshman at Ohio State. The loss of Oden before the season was a blow to the organization. There was much fanfare when the Blazers got the first pick in the draft, and even more when the team chose Oden. A huge, stories-tall jersey with the name Oden and a No. 1 hangs on the Rose Garden Arena. Across the street, a building is plastered with a huge billboard proclaiming “The Road Back to Rip City” with larger-than-life photos of Oden and teammates Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge. “To know that Greg wouldn’t be with us, it was disappointing,” Coach Nate McMillan said. “I was really looking forward to working with him, and developing this team. You know we will still get that opportunity, but it will just come a year from now.” It was Oden’s second health problem since the Trail Blazers drafted him. He had a tonsillectomy in July after struggling in two Las Vegas summer league games. Oden recovered and had been working out in the Portland area. The MRI was taken Thursday after he had some swelling in the knee. Despite being hampered by a wrist injury at Ohio State, Oden led the Buckeyes to the national championship game. He had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Florida. The Trail Blazers were the surprise winners of the NBA draft lottery, and chose Oden over Texas forward Kevin Durant, who went to Seattle. Pritchard said Oden had MRIs on both knees before the draft and they were “pristine.” “We picked the right kid, he cares about his organization. And I can’t (overemphasize) how bad he felt, and not because he had to go through the rehab and all that, but because he felt like he let us down,” Pritchard said, “and he hasn’t let us down at all.” Dr. Roberts said the area of injury was not large and doctors were able to treat it with microfracture, which stimulates the growth of cartilage. Other high-profile players who have undergone the procedure include Jason Kidd, Amare Stoudamire and former Blazer Zach Randolph. Oden talked about the injury earlier this week in his blog. He said he had a sharp pain about a month ago when he was on vacation. “I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t want to seem like I was complaining or making excuses for anything. Plus, I wasn’t doing anything at the time I realized it hurt, so I figured it couldn’t be anything big,” he said. The Blazers open training camp Oct.2. The regular-season opener is at San Antonio on Oct. 30.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img