First home buyer, Emily Sealey, was the first to call Sequana home.With only one block left in buyer Emily Sealey’s budget, she jumped at the opportunity and secured her spot at Sequana at Logan Reserve.Ms Sealey has built a four bedroom, two bathroom home on a 375sq m block at Villawood Properties’ $55 million riverside community.The home features a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, two-car garage and a fully fenced yard. “While it’s a little further afield than where I had been looking, Sequana offered incredible value for money in a high-quality community,” Ms Sealey said. “I love everything about the estate, down to the upgraded light posts, the position on the river and the parklands that are going to be delivered.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“There’s easy access to the shops, public transport and medical facilities, and it’s still only 15 minutes to Browns Plains and the Logan Hyperdome.”Ms Sealy said she was looking forward to bringing up her six-year-old son in a friendly neighbourhood, with room for her two dogs to run. “It’s already shaping up to be a lovely community. I have great neighbours and everyone keeps an eye out for each other,” she said. “There will be so many kids in the adjacent streets with lots of young families moving in. There is so much green, open space with two dog parks, and further plans for new playgrounds and recreational facilities.”More than a third of the community will be dedicated to green open space, nature reserves for the rainbow bee-eater, walkways, river access, two dog parks, a state of-the-art playground and kick about areas with barbecue and covered seating areas.Villawood Properties state development manager Michael Williams said it was a hive of activity, with 30 residents settled into their homes and 20 homes nearing completion.“The range of lot sizes reflects the diverse needs and lifestyle choices of today’s families and we are looking forward to cultivating a thriving neighbourhood within this boutique masterplan,” he said.
Batesville, In. — A question to the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has led to the discovery of a scam. The invoice for $345.50 was from County Connection Marketing in Hurst, Texas for advertising.Workers at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce were able to protect the local business and determine the scam has been reported in Tennessee, Michigan, Texas and Indiana.Executive director of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Anna Ibold says, “If an invoice for chamber activities is sent it will originate from the Batesville address, and if another company is ever used it would be a local business.”
Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — With a global pandemic raging, one of New England’s largest sporting gatherings took on a much different look.No, there were no runners sprinting from Hopkinton to Boylston Street this year in front of thousands of cheering fans. Yet with the Boston Marathon offering a virtual competition this year, qualified runners weren’t deprived of the opportunity to say they competed in the world’s biggest race.Hancock County distance runners were among the estimated 17,000 who competed in the virtual running of the Boston Marathon from Sept. 4-15. The event gave local runners a chance to compete in the 124th running of the race in front of their friends, family members and community members on courses of their own choosing.On Sept. 5, Ellsworth’s Jim Newett and Andrew Tiemann completed their marathons on a looping track that included stretches of MacDonald, Maddocks and American avenues in Ellsworth. Newett finished in 4 hours, 1 minute, 36 seconds, and Tiemann came in behind with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 25 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Having it in September, it was definitely much hotter than you’re used to for a marathon,” Tiemann said. “When you go down to Boston for the race, you’re expecting that April weather. … I remember that 2018 race where it was just miserable and pouring all day.”Another Ellsworth resident, Tom Murphy, completed his marathon Sunday morning. Setting out at 7 a.m. and running in a larger loop that began and ended at Knowlton Park, Murphy finished in 4:33:09.Although Murphy was the only person competing for time Sunday morning, he did not run his race alone. Tiemann, who was on only a week’s rest after completing his own timed event, joined Murphy for all 26.2 miles as he made his way around town and finished in front of a contingent of approximately 20 people at Knowlton Park.“We had a lot of people there waiting for us at the finish,” Murphy said. “Running is something that’s much better when you have someone there alongside you, so it was great that Andrew could be there to join me.”Murphy was also joined for part of the way by Kris Garcia of Trenton. Garcia completed his own marathon one day later as he finished in an impressive 3:00:53 on the challenging Mount Desert Island Marathon course.The next Boston Marathon, the 125th in the event’s history, is scheduled for April 19, 2021. That date is tentative depending on the status of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) 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 email@example.com. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020