first_imgThe home at 77 North Rd, Brighton, was once a church.Unique is a word often overused in real estate but this converted church is truly a one of a kind residence.The six-bedroom property at 77 North Rd, Brighton, is going under the hammer on Saturday, April 29 at 3pm.Marketing agent Kim Murdoch of Place Nundah said the former house of worship, on top of Brighton Hill, was a slice of heaven that had attracted “quite a bit” of interest.Murdoch said the current owners, a young couple, bought the 905sq m property with steepled church and separate Sunday school building 10 years ago.“When they bought it, it was a complete shell with nothing in it,” she said.The former church at 77 North Rd, Brighton.Now the church is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home and the second building is a self-contained two-bedroom house with balcony.The main residence has polished timber floors, feature crisscross windows, gothic-shaped doors to the master bedroom, open plan living and a kitchen with breakfast bar.Outside there is a terrace area with travertine tiles and a timber deck.The second building has a man cave, two bedrooms, a kitchen, open plan living, a bathroom and garage parking for two cars.The Brighton home has a feature window next to the church steeple.Murdoch said the North Road home would suit a buyer looking for something different.“This is the third church I’ve marketed and I’ve found people who buy churches are normally extra special,” she said.“The churches have all been so different and, with the crisscross windows at the front, this one is very unique.”Also going to auction tomorrow is a three-bedroom bungalow that has belonged to the same owner since 1949.The home at 28 Solar St, Coorparoo.The home at 28 Solar St, Coorparoo will go under the hammer at 4.30pm on April 29.LJ Hooker Clayfield marketing agent Jason Gegg said the current owner bought the home with her husband after moving from Ingham 68 years ago.Her husband passed away 20 years ago and she remained, lovingly taking care of the property.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoGegg said the 95-year-old was selling to move in with her son.“The home is in a wonderful position — it has a reserve at the back — and has been really well looked after,” he said.“While some key rooms have been modernised over time the home has largely retained its authenticity.”The Solar St home has been lovingly maintained.The two-storey home has high ceilings, VJ panels and casement windows.Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room.Downstairs there is another living room, a second bathroom, a laundry and an office along with a garage and workshop.In Jindalee, a modern family home is going to auction at 11am on Saturday.The home at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, JindaleeThe two-storey home at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and parking for four cars.On the lower level there is a family room, storage rooms, a kitchenette, a bathroom and a laundry.Upstairs the open plan living, dining and kitchen opens to a covered deck at the front of the home and a terrace at the back.The Jindalee property has a modern floorplan including open living spaces.There is a built-in wood fire in the living room and the kitchen has a walk-in pantry, Siemens appliances, two built-in ovens, Teppanyaki cook plate, coffee machine and wine fridge.The master and second bedrooms have ensuites and all bedrooms have built-in robes, including a walk-in robe in the master.The property has an inground swimming pool, alarm system, water tanks and solar panels.Marketing agent Michael Devlin of More Estate Agents in Jindalee said the property was sophisticated and expansive and had views to Mount Coot-tha and Brisbane River.There are 116 home being auctioned across the wider Brisbane region this week on the back of 134 last week and a clearance rate of 44.3 per cent.CoreLogic auction spokesman, Kevin Brogan said Brisbane auction numbers had been impacted by the Easter long weekend followed by the unofficial Anzac Day long weekend.“The (post-Easter) bounce back nationally has been stronger this year than last year,” he said.“The powerhouse markets in Sydney and Melbourne had strong clearance rate activity but in Brisbane there are much more steady market behaviours.“The number of auction, at 116, is a decent number but fairly modest.”last_img read more

first_imgBy Jason KlaiberStaff WriterOn Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School Athletic Department held a press conference for eight seniors who signed national letters of intent to play college sports.In the high school’s athletic hall of fame, near the main gymnasium, the grouping of student-athletes stepped to the podium one at a time to share roughly minute-long speeches.The athletes thanked family members, friends, coaches they played under through the years, their teammates and their future college coaches.Katie Cappelletti will be playing Division I women’s soccer at St. Joseph’s University.Grace Dimkopoulos will play Division I women’s soccer at Siena College.Joshua Duby and Connor Durkin will both play Division I men’s lacrosse at Hobart College.“I’ve been wanting to play college lacrosse my whole life, and to finally get the opportunity to play at the D-I level is just a dream come true,” Durkin said.Isabella Ferlenda will play Division II women’s volleyball at LeMoyne College.Riley LaTray will play Division I women’s lacrosse at Niagara University.“It’s just so nice to be a part of a community for the next four years and to get to play the sport I love,” LaTray said.Alexis LeClair will play Division I women’s volleyball at Fairfield University.“It was so special that I got to sign next to all of my friends,” LeClair said. “I’m so excited that it’s official. Words can’t describe it.”Gabby Stickle will play Division II women’s basketball at the University of New Haven.“Don’t forget what you’ve learned in the classrooms,” John Goodson, the director of health services, physical education and athletics, said to the signees at the event. “Don’t forget what you’ve learned on the playing field, and just go be yourselves. You have the skills. You know what you need to do to succeed.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Jamesville-DeWittLetters of Intentlast_img read more

first_imgThe No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball team opened its postseason run Thursday night with a sweep of Western Michigan (25-9, 26-24, 25-10) at the UW Field House in the first round of the NCAA tournament.Wisconsin (29-2, 19-1 Big Ten) won its 20th-straight match in a row against a Western Michigan (22-14, 9-7 MAC) team that had won the MAC Tournament to gain a tournament berth and came into the Wednesday’s match leading all of Division I in total assists (1,742) and total kills (1,852).“We’re moving on,” UW head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “So we’re happy about that.”The second set proved to be a challenge for top-ranked Wisconsin, and it seemed like a completely different Western Michigan team had taken the court than the one UW saw in the first set. With the score tied 8-8, the Broncos went on a 3-0 run to take a lead they would hold until Wisconsin tied it up at 20-20.Trailing by two, a pair of kills from UW sophomore middle blocker Haleigh Nelson and senior outside hitter Ellen Chapman brought the Badgers even. Following a Western Michigan timeout, Chapman had another kill and Nelson and Thomas combined for a block to give the Badgers a 22-20 edge.But the Broncos would battle back. They tied it at 23 and fought off the first Wisconsin set-point to tie it at 24, but kills from UW senior middle blocker Dominique Thompson put the Badgers back up and the set ended on an attacking error by the Broncos.“Credit Western Michigan,” Sheffield said. “After getting pretty lopsided in the first, they came back and right from the beginning of game two they showed an awful lot of fight. And they were doing that at the end of their season, and we expected it out of them.”Much like the first set, the Badgers cruised to a third-set win to advance to the second round of the tournament.“I thought our girls gave it a great fight,” Western Michigan head coach Colleen Munson said. “Point for point, we were right there with them.”“They really brought everything they had tonight,” Nelson said of the Broncos. “Things were going our way in the first set and we were taking care of our assignments. Then in the second set they changed up a bit and we didn’t respond the way that we should’ve. We just didn’t pick up on it quick enough. It was good for us to still be able to grind out a win even though we weren’t making the assignments that we should have.”Wisconsin sophomore setter Lauren Carlini’s all-around performance paved the way for the Badger victory. Carlini had match-highs in assists (33) assists and digs (20). With her playing defense, Thomas assumed setting responsibilities on several occasions, which is something that allows for the Badgers to remain in sync, Carlini said.“Twenty digs for a setter, I mean, that’s pretty sick,” Sheffield said with the Big Ten Player of the Year Carlini next to him at the podium.“I think it just helps momentum for the team,” Carlini said of her versatility on the court. “With me digging and Courtney [Thomas] being able to set every ball and us staying in system, it’s just a huge advantage to us. Obviously it helps offensive numbers and I was just trying to keep balls in play.”Behind five kills from senior Thomas and four kills from Chapman, as well Carlini’s serving, UW jumped out to a 7-0 run to start the match and never looked back. Carlini served two aces in that stretch.“Lauren got us going off pretty early, moving the ball around serving and hitting her zones and putting a lot of pressure on them,” Sheffield said. “Defensively we were digging and we were converting.”Nelson and Chapman each had a match-high 11 kills, while Thompson added six and Thomas added nine. UW outhit Western Michigan .327-.053.Next up for the Badgers is Illinois State, which has won its last 23 matches, with the latest coming against Marquette in the first opening-round matchup at the UW Field House Thursday. They trailed the match 2-0, but wouldn’t go down, pulling out a five-set victory.“We’re looking forward to it,” Illinois State head coach Melissa Myers said of playing the Badgers. “Who wouldn’t want to play a ranked team at this stage? You would expect to play great times. So we’re excited. We’re pumped. We know how good they are, but we’re gonna see how good they are tomorrow night.”First-serve between the Redbirds and the Badgers is set for 7 p.m. at the UW Field House Friday night.last_img read more

first_imgBlack Stars captain, Andre Ayew, is not balking at the weight of expectation that surrounds Black Stars matches and is fully prepared to face the first Group C test of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against South Africa on Thursday in Cape Coast.The match is the first Ghana will have to go through if they will yet another appearance at the AFCON and they face familiar opponents, South Africa.The match in Cape Coast is also the first for the Black Stars since the round of 16 exit to Tunisia in the 2019 AFCON in Egypt and fans will hope that the Stars can deliver a good performance and a victory and Ayew said at Wednesday’s pre-match press conference that he and his team mates were aware of the fans’ demands and they would strive to get the job done.“If you play for the national team and there is no pressure, then you do not know what lies ahead of you. I have come to see that in football, there are either good results or bad ones but whatever happens, life continues.The match is very important and the task for us is to qualify for the AFCON. We want the victory in front of our fans and we will give everything for that. I believe we are going to qualify and so, there is no pressure as such.”The two teams will aim to get points on the board after Sudan thumped Sao Tome 4-0 on Wednesday to go top of the group.After today’s match, the two teams will have to quickly get ready for their second matches in the series with Ghana traveling to face Sao Tome on November 18 and South Africa hosting Sudan on November 17.The last time Ghana met South Africa in a competitive match, Ayew scored the winner in a 2-1 victory in a group game in the 2015 AFCON.last_img read more