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100 years later, Hotel Vermont to rise again in Burlington

100 years later, Hotel Vermont to rise again in Burlington

first_imgSOURCE Hotel Vermont BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Photo: Artist rendering of proposed Hotel Vermont courtesy of Hotel Vermont The ground will be broken Wednesday for a LEED-certified hotel as local developers Jay Canning and Chuck DesLauriers announce the commencement of construction on the new 125-bedroom Hotel Vermont and Hen of the Wood Restaurant in Burlington. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller will attend the groundbreaking event starting at 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2011. It’s expected to open in 2013.Hotel Vermont will open at 41 Cherry Street in Burlington 100 years after the original Hotel Vermont first welcomed guests on the corner of Main Street and St. Paul Street.  The property will be locally developed, owned and operated with design, construction and management teams all Burlington-based.  NBT Bank and the US Department of Agriculture collaborated to finance the project. The family of developer DesLauriers has owned and operated lodging and hospitality businesses inVermont since the 1950’s.  Co-developer Jay Canning said, “As locals with many years of hotel experience, we have worked to create a uniquely Vermont lodging experience in our hometown. HotelVermont will be the city of Burlington’s own.”Israel Smith of Smith Buckley Architects in Burlington teamed with Kim Deetjen of TruexCullins Interiors to utilize design features such as hardwood floors and luxury shower and bath areas in guestrooms.  Green design practices and indigenous materials have also been a focus, with the development team expecting LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  PC Construction of Burlington was selected as the general contractor.Hotel Vermont will stimulate the senses of leisure and business travelers seeking an authentic “Vermont” experience that exudes comfort and casual warmth while encouraging productivity. Public spaces indoors and out will be comfortable and complemented by thoughtful food and beverage offerings throughout the day. The hotel lobby features a wood-burning hearth, granite-clad central core area, and materials including reclaimed red oak flooring.Juniper Lounge will serve morning pastries and coffee as well as farm-inspired “carbon-negative” cocktails (using ingredients that balance our carbon footprint), limited-production beer and wine and small plates throughout the day.  An outdoor terrace with an open hearth will overlook the Burlington waterfront and the 7,500 square foot Harbor Terrace, Burlington’s first green roof and garden, which Canning and DesLauriers opened in 2007. Bronze sculptures on the rooftop by artist Richard Erdman of Williston, Vermont assure an eye-catching view, whatever the season. The hotel will also offer two water-view function rooms with 1,100 square feet of space for meetings and events.Hotel Vermont will be the Burlington home of one of Vermont’s favorite restaurants, Hen of the Wood Restaurant, featuring acclaimed farm-to-table cuisine by 2011 James Beard Award nominee Chef Eric Warnstedt.The hotel and restaurant will bring 70 new jobs to Burlington and both are scheduled to open in April 2013.last_img read more

Live the easy life in funky pad an easy commute from the city

Live the easy life in funky pad an easy commute from the city

first_imgThe home at 19/30 Melthorn Place, Bracken Ridge is on the market for offers over $369,000.THIS low-maintenance townhouse would make a great starter home or the perfect downsizer. Scott Matthies bought 19/30 Melthorn Place, Bracken Ridge, two-and-a-half years ago and has lived there ever since with his pet pug George. “It’s an easy home to live in and it’s in a nice little complex,” Mr Matthies said. The property was built in 2011 and has three big bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has an ensuite, airconditioning and a private balcony.The main bathroom has a bathtub and separate shower and there is an third toilet downstairs. The home has three good-sized bedrooms and an ensuite.Mr Matthies said his home was adaptable enough to suit a range of people from those starting out, like he was, to those downsizing. “It’s got three decent-sized bedrooms and two and half bathrooms, so it would definitely be big enough for a small family or couple,” he said. The property is being marketed by Casey Flouch from Go Gecko Inner North for offers over $369,000.“This is your chance to buy a rare, well presented, spacious, funky townhouse in Bracken Ridge with all the hard work done,” Mr Flouch said. The kitchen is in the open plan living area.Mr Matthies said he was selling his spacious bachelor pad to take on a new challenge.“I want to buy an older house and do a bit of renovating,” he said. “I’m at the stage in my life where I’m ready to take on something bigger. “When I first bought this place I didn’t want to buy a unit and I wasn’t ready to take on a responsibility of a house. This was a good interim.”center_img There is plenty of room on the deck to host barbecues.The kitchen has plenty of storage, a dishwasher and rangehood while the open-plan living and dining area opens to the outdoor entertainment area. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“The back patio and deck area is probably my favourite spot in the home,” Mr Matthies said. “It’s nice and shady out there — it’s a good place for barbecues with friends.”last_img read more

Anna Mae Hughes

Anna Mae Hughes

first_imgAnna Mae (Rigney) Hughes, 88, of Milan passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan with family by her side.  Anna was born Saturday, October 24, 1931 in Liberty, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Sherman and Nellie (Mills) Rigney.  She married Otis R. Hughes and he preceded her in death in 1966. Anna remained on the farm and raised the children after his passing.  Anna worked as a CNA at the nursing home for 20 years and attended the Baptist Church.  She loved her garden and her farm.  When the grandchildren started to arrive she baby-sat for most of them.  She loved all her grandchildren.Anna is survived by sons: Otis Hughes of Milan and John Hughes of Naples, Florida; daughter Anita Dyer of Moores Hill; 2 sisters: Glady Piercy and Mannell Martin; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Brian “Chris” Hughes.Services at the convenience of the family.  You may contact Jennifer Roedl at (513) 550-0263 for more information.  Memorials may be given in honor of Anna to Ripley County EMS in Milan or the Milan Fire Department.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more