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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

Janovua “Jan” Chenault

Janovua “Jan” Chenault

first_imgJanovua Chenault, 76, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020.She was born March 13, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late James Bruce and Arley (Boyd) Stewart.Jan graduated from Powell County High School in Stanton, Kentucky, before relocating to Dearborn County, Indiana with her husband, Trulan M. Chenault, Sr., in the spring of 1965. Jan initially worked as a Bell Hop at the local Frisch’s drive-in, later at KFC, then retired after 12 years as a QMA at Shady Nook Nursing Home. Jan enjoyed baking cakes and spent some time making wedding cakes and selling special occasion cakes. Jan became a member of the Aurora Church of Christ on March 5, 1972. Jan was in service to her community through her employment and role as a parent in the Lawrenceburg Community Schools for many years. She spent a series of years coordinating help for Greendale Middle School carnivals. She also spent many years as a Vacation Bible School volunteer. She was known for her great hospitality. Jan loved her family dearly, and she cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.In addition to her loving husband, Trulan, of 56 years, Jan is survived by her children, Clara (Norm) Mounts of Aurora, IN, Jill (Tony) Alvord of Greer, SC, Trulan (Michelle) Chenault of Greendale, IN, and Anita (Mike) Reckers of Milan, IN; step-daughter Cindy (Jerry) Buuck of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Amanda Mounts, Jesse Mounts (Destiny Thomas), Chris (Beth) Mounts, Jaqueline (Ryan) Dixon, Kayla Hunter, Jennifer (Jonathan) Wynn, Ashley Chenault, Jonathon Mealor (Brianna Johnson), Jacob Mealor (Ashley Henson), Sarah Reckers, and Elizabeth Reckers; step-grandchildren, Bonnie Buuck, Melissa (Michael) Cundiff, Hayley Buuck (Steven Bartkiewicz), Regina Reckers (Troy Gehrhart), and Shannon Reckers; 13 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Jerelene Lacy of Stanton, KY; two brothers, Albergine (Helen) Stewart, Peculiar, MO, and Alvinith Stewart; and several nieces and nephews.Jan was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Olmen Stewart and Aulden Stewart.Friends will be received Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Aurora Church of Christ, 814 Sunnyside Av., Aurora, Indiana, 47001.Services will be held at the church on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:00 am with Brother Lynn White officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Church of Christ or Loving Hearts Hospice of Bright. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Marlins playing the free-agent market, but it’s difficult to say they’ll play hard

Marlins playing the free-agent market, but it’s difficult to say they’ll play hard

first_imgThe last time the franchise tried to spend big, in 2011-12 under then-owner Jeffrey Loria, Marlins Park was just opening and South Florida was seeing dollar signs. Loria made big investments in Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell — and then sold all of them off within a year. He sold the club to Sherman and Jeter five years after that.Sherman and Jeter have not done enough yet to be considered the anti-Loria. Just appearing to pursue longshot free agents won’t change that view.This article has been updated to remove references to J.D. Martinez. He is not a free agent. One day, it’s Nicholas Castellanos. The next, it’s Jose Abreu. Two players the last-place, lower-than-low-payroll Marlins are reportedly pursuing as free agents early this offseason. Team president Michael Hill told reporters (per MLB.com) Wednesday at MLB’s general managers meetings that Castellanos is on the radar.Both would improve the roster, but they wouldn’t be franchise-changers. Castellanos, 27, hit well above his career norms after a July trade from the Tigers to the Cubs. Abreu can slug and was a mentor to young players with the White Sox (the Marlins also have lots of young players), but he’ll be 33 next Opening Day. Why pursue these two and not Anthony Rendon or Josh Donaldson, who, though a year older than Abreu, is seen as the much better player?SN’s FA RANKINGS: Start with Cole and RendonFrom one outsider’s perspective, it looks as though the Miami front office is trying to make a safe play (or is it ploy?) by looking active, pursuing two players with local ties (Castellanos is from the Miami area; Abreu is from Cuba and has lived in the Miami area in the offseason), getting fans excited or at least engaged, and then ultimately not meeting the players’ salary demands, which are expected to be lower than those of the top-end Rendon and Donaldson.In Abreu’s case, there have been reports that he and the White Sox are already in contract talks. In Castellanos’ case, his price point figures to be inflated, according to projections by MLBTradeRumors.com. Again, from the outside, it’s difficult to see him taking a hometown discount after becoming one of the top free agents this offseason based on two hot months. The Marlins, then, will have cover if/when they go elsewhere.As for other high-end free agents with Miami connections, such as Yasmani Grandal (Cuba native, University of Miami) and Marcell Ozuna (former Marlins outfielder), the Marlins have built-in excuses not to strongly pursue them.In Grandal’s case, Miami has a young catcher, Jorge Alfaro, whom it acquired in the J.T. Realmuto trade. In Ozuna’s case, the Marlins traded him to shed salary after the sale of the team to Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter’s group. Why bring him back for more money when he’s two years older? (MLB Network’s Jon Heyman speculated that Ozuna could be an outfield option.)One final excuse: Abreu and Ozuna received $17.8 million qualifying offers from their now-former teams. The Marlins would need to surrender a draft pick if they signed either one. Giving up draft capital runs counter to the organization’s philosophy of building the farm system from the ground up, especially while the building is still going on. The Marlins can silence the doubters by signing one of the above players, perhaps with the hope that they’ll land a rich new local TV deal after the 2020 season. That probably is too much to hope for, though. Yasiel Puig, anyone?last_img read more