Bob and Maria Boyer, the owners of the Chatterbox Restaurant, threw a bash Friday to celebrate the 80th anniversary of their iconic, pink-hued eatery at the corner of Ninth Street and Central Avenue in downtown Ocean City.The Boyers served up a super-sized anniversary cake – with pink icing, of course, to match the building’s color scheme – to their customers, Chatterbox employees and several dignitaries led by Mayor Jay Gillian, his wife, Michele, and Carol Heenan, president of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.The Boyers are joined by Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Carol Heenan, the Chamber president, and Mayor Jay Gillian.“Eighty years. Wow. Unbelievable!” exclaimed Michele Gillian, who serves as the Chamber of Commerce’s executive director.Bob Boyer thanked city officials, the Chamber of Commerce and the Chatterbox employees for all of their support over the years. The Boyers bought the family-style restaurant in 2014 and have kept its nostalgic touches and décor intact.“We’re just trying to keep the old girl going,” Bob Boyer joked.The distinctive, pink restaurant occupies the corner of Ninth Street and Central Avenue. Chatterbox owners Bob and Maria Boyer light the candles on the 80th anniversary cake.
93 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba. 93 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba.While reluctant, they have decided to downsize as Mr Diljore’s frequent travelling for work made it difficult to maintain the property.“It’s a beautiful house and a beautiful property but it’s acreage and acreage demands time to keep it looking beautiful,” he said.“It’s definitely sad but we’ll find something else that fits.” 93 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba. MORE NEWS: The home that will save lives Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 93 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba.He said his creative wife was the mastermind behind the renovation, which included ripping up the tiles to have polished concrete flooring and installing a gas fireplace with feature timber facade in the main living area.“It (was) finished three days before Christmas,” Mr Diljore said.Among the six-bedroom home’s standout features are a cinema that could double as a children’s rumpus room, office, gym and self-contained flat. 93 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba. 93 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba.HOUSES that make the most of outdoor living are becoming hot property.An acreage estate at Mudgeeraba with panoramic views of the Gold Coast is one of them.The Hardys Rd house, on the market for $1.8 million, has a 3 metre-wide balcony that spans its entire length to admire the ocean and skyline views. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThey were so excited to move in that they started renovations before the sale settled.“We actually gutted the inside before we took ownership of the property,” Mr Diljore said.“But we were unconditional at that point in time.” 93 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba.It joins an entertainment pavilion with a plumbed gas barbecue, surround sound speaker system and wet bar, which overlooks a children’s playground and resort-style pool.Owners Sean and Terri Diljore bought the property more than two years ago as their “forever home”.MORE NEWS: A labour of love creates luxe home
1 The Gunners boss could become the competition’s most successful manager Arsene Wenger will be the FA Cup’s most successful manager if Arsenal beat Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday but he will still not hold on to his medal.Victory in the final would move Wenger one clear of George Ramsay’s six FA Cup triumphs with Aston Villa while adding a late twist to an otherwise disappointing campaign for Arsenal.Wenger’s men failed to finish inside the league’s top four for the first time since 1996 and winning a major trophy might go some way to making up for missing out on Champions League qualification.But while Wenger is chasing his seventh FA Cup crown, having also won three Premier League titles, the Frenchman has revealed he always gives his silverware away.“I have no medals at home from anything. You come to my home you will be surprised. There is no trophy, no medal, nothing,” Wenger said.“I give them always out. There is always a guy at the club who did not get a medal, a member of staff so I have given it to him. So you are always a medal short and you will always find someone who takes it.“I am not a back looker. I am always forward. At home you would not even guess that I am a football manager, apart from the fact that a football game is on.“I am not separated from football. I am completely in football. I watch the game that is on on the night but I don’t look back what we have won, what we have done and all that, what we have lost.“I have memories of the human beings, human experiences. That is more shared emotions and things like that.”Wenger is yet to confirm whether he will still be manager of Arsenal next season, with his contract set to expire this summer and his future to be determined at a board meeting next week.Even winning the FA Cup for a third time in four years would not convince some he is the right man but Wenger insists he will do what he feels is right for the club.“I don’t know, I focus on football,” Wenger said.“One of the big problems in the modern society is that the big companies sit there not any more to make the decisions that are good for the company but is it popular or not? I don’t care about that.“I just want to always make a decision, is it right or is it wrong, is it good or not? All the rest for me is artificial debate. So I don’t care too much about all the rest.”Arsenal are facing something of a crisis in defence this weekend as Laurent Koscielny is suspended and Gabriel out with a knee injury.Kieran Gibbs is hoping to shake off a thigh strain and Shkodran Mustafi is struggling with illness, meaning Per Mertesacker may be called upon to make his first start in 13 months.Antonio Conte, however, believes Arsenal’s eagerness to save their season makes them favourites while his Chelsea side have already won the league title.“Chelsea think we are favourites? He can think what he wants,” Wenger said. “If he can justify it during the game it is even better.”