Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel raises over $5,000 for Vermont Foodbank with 2nd annual charity sale

first_imgOn Saturday, December 10, Vermonters shopped till they dropped ‘ and raised over $5,000 to fight hunger.Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their 2nd annual Charity Sale in December, and the store and its customers collectively raised over $5,000 for Lenny’s chosen charity partner, the Vermont Foodbank. This morning, Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy presented that donation to Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles.Lenny’s customers purchased tickets, for $5 each, to the one-day sale. With that ticket, customers qualified for substantial discounts on top gift items throughout the store. More than 550 tickets were sold, and 100% of the proceeds from those ticket sales went directly to the Foodbank. Each $5 ticket sold enabled the Foodbank to help provide 30 meals for Vermonters in need.In addition to the ticket proceeds, Lenny’s also donated a percentage of the day’s sales to benefit the Foodbank, making for a total donation of $5,148.‘We’re happy with the success of this event, and we’re so pleased to be able to make this kind of donation to the Vermont Foodbank,’ said Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy. ‘We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support – not only of a local business like Lenny’s – but also of the Vermont Foodbank. That’s the true spirit of the holiday season, and we’re so proud to have been a part of it. We’ll definitely be looking to do more of these sales in the future.’Barre, VTVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 280 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. In FY2010, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonterslast_img read more

Practical features in new homes help with energy efficiency

first_imgCreed Properties director Richard Sutton said the exterior concept draws from a Queensland aesthetic of weatherboards, sheet metal, hardwood timber (blackbutt), exposed aggregate and concrete block. “These solid elements were embraced and combined thoughtfully to create a bold architectural form,” he said.“The building perimeter is packed with insulation and sound rating ensuring an optimal level of internal comfort. “Glazing framing and sliding doors from AWS window systems (a leader in Australian window production) with energy efficient glazing have been used throughout.”The kitchen features include porcelain benchtops made in Italy by Graniti Fiandre that wrap up to form the splashback, coupled with a premium textured laminate from Lamicolour.Highest quality appliances will be used throughout including Miele appliances (two ovens, dishwasher, five burner gas hob and rangehood), matte black tapware and a Franke sink.The carefully crafted open floorplan blends contemporary features with practical lifestyle features. Striking use of vertical space, raking ceilings and window panelling harness natural light and add to the urban grandeur. More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoSimple interior tones have been built up on a timber base, enabling buyers to add their own creative flair to the space. Home one has a north aspect where the large light-filled living area flows to the terrace which connects with a lawn area. There is control of the sun through a large roof overhang that shields light in summer and roof turndowns that shield the low sun in the mornings and evenings. To this facade a large glazed sliding door has been added to open to the terrace and glazing has been extended to the ceiling, with additional louvres at each end to allow cool air to be drawn through the house and expelled at a high level. This will help the homes to be passively cooled for at least half of the year. Inside one of the homes at 2-10 Mayne Street, Toowong. 2-10 Mayne Street, Toowong.The design of a sophisticated development at Toowong includes a strong emphasis on a holistic approach to energy efficiency.The Mayne Collection, on Mayne St, features five freehold homes, each with individual names – Majestic, Allure, Yeux, Noble and Ethereal.The development is built for buyers who seek luxury, location and lifestyle woven together in a leafy sought-after suburb. 2-10 Mayne Street, Toowong.The homes feature their own private access and driveway with double garage. Homes three, four and five also have storage behind the garage with water and power, and ready for an option to add a wine cellar.Ray White selling agent Hamish Bowman said the development was near Perrin Park, Toowong Shopping Village, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane River, University of Queensland, quality local schools and cafes as well as public transport options. “The unique nature of this development is that these are houses, not townhouses, there’s no body corporate to worry about,” Mr Bowman said. Construction will start soon and is due for completion by May 2020.Homes are p The perfect place to entertain at 2-10 Mayne Street, Toowong.last_img read more

Football Association releases written reasons for Jose Mourinho fine

first_img Mourinho was last week sanctioned for saying referee Robert Madeley had been “afraid” to award a penalty in Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Southampton on October 3. The FA on Monday published the independent regulatory commission’s written reasons for the punishments, which Mourinho last week said he would appeal against. Press Association Mourinho did not attend a hearing, instead representing himself in writing. He admitted the charge, but denied questioning the integrity of Madeley. The three-man panel rejected that assertion and also threw out Mourinho’s comments on English not being his first language. “His English is far too sophisticated for that to affect our conclusion, as the interviews themselves demonstrate,” the written reasons said. Mourinho has consistently bemoaned the perceived inconsistency between his calling Madeley “afraid” and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s criticism of referee Mike Dean as “weak” and “naive”, which went unpunished. The Chelsea boss made the point among his mitigating factors. The point was again dismissed. “Mr Mourinho’s comments in this case were so clearly on the wrong side of the line that there is no need to go into this issue at all. It is no mitigation for Mr Mourinho,” the three-man panel said. Mourinho pointed to the breach of rule E3 of improper conduct by five other Premier League managers. The panel said it was not possible for those comments to be taken into account as each case has its own merits. The Football Association has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s protestations that his English was a contributory factor in his criticism of officials in handing him a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban. The penalties imposed on Mourinho, who last week described the fine as a “disgrace” and the prospect of a stadium ban as “absolutely astonishing”, were also defended. “It appears to us that increasing levels of fine are not on their own going to be a reliable deterrent for Mr Mourinho against improper comments to the media,” the written reasons added. “We have in mind particularly that the more than doubling of the January 2015 fine as compared with the May 2014 fine has not deterred him from this latest and more serious breach. “In our judgment the fair way to impose this deterrent is to suspend the ban so that Mr Mourinho is able quite easily to avoid its ever coming into effect. The matter is in his hands. All he has to do is refrain from any further breach by media comments for the next 12 months, whereupon the ban will expire completely. “We consider a (suspended) stadium ban and not just a touchline ban to be the right order. “This was not an offence committed in the course of a game or on or by the field of play. “The nature of this offence – and the further offence he would have to have committed if the ban is ever to have effect – makes a stadium ban the appropriate form.” last_img read more