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Rare character gem by the river in Bulimba

first_imgThe kitchen at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Sitting on 1012sq m of riverfront land with a boat ramp, the home has timber floors in the living areas, ornate ceilings and big windows. There are also three good sized bedrooms with carpet, an updated bathroom and separate toilet. The open-plan kitchen and dining area includes Caesarstone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry. The home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.“Fred said ‘no’ but my grandfather said everyone has their price, so he came back a week later and asked Fred what his price was.“Fred said ‘£3000’, which was a ridiculously high price at the time but my grandfather had about 10 hairdressing shops around Brisbane so said, ‘yep, no worries, here’s the cheque’.“I still have the handwritten receipt and the original deeds.” The home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.THIS riverside Queenslander has been in the one family for almost 70 years. Rob Campbell grew up in the home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba, and said his grandfather, John Campbell, bought the home in 1949 just after it had been built. “A fellow named Fred Walmsley built the home and my grandfather was wandering along the river one day and noticed this Fred Walmsley and said to him ‘I’d like to buy your house’,” Mr Campbell said. One of the bedrooms at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.There is also a living area and sunroom with river views. Mr Campbell said Mr Walmsley had connections to the timber industry so the home was built from long pieces of hardwood. “It’s a bloody solid house,” he said. The view from 42 Quay St, Bulimba.Mr Campbell said he grew up in the home in the ’60s and ’70s. “The river was a working river back in those days … it was a real hive of activity,” he said. “We had the biggest playground of anyone we knew. We were always out on the river in dinghies or swimming.”last_img read more


VB : Freshmen step up as Syracuse makes postseason push

first_img Comments After Syracuse took on Georgetown on Oct. 9, Kelly Morrisroe looked down at her clipboard. The statistics she read only confirmed what she already knew: October is the month that freshman players show their inexperience.‘This month is notorious for spotty freshman play,’ interim head coach Morrisroe said. ‘Freshmen play like freshmen in October.’For a team with nine freshmen, October wasn’t as spotty as Morrisroe once thought. SU had two bad losses against Georgetown on Oct. 9 and West Virginia last weekend, but the losses can’t be pinned solely on the first-year players’ inexperience.For the most part, the Orange’s freshmen stepped up in October. Four of nine freshmen have seen significant playing time this season. They have been major contributors as SU (17-9, 6-4 Big East) makes its final push for the postseason. The Orange is currently tied for fifth place in the Big East with four matches remaining in the regular season. To secure its place in the top eight to qualify for the Big East tournament, Syracuse will need its freshmen to continue to perform in November.Outside hitter Andrea Fisher has been the most reliable of the rookies. Playing opposite Noemie Lefebvre, Fisher has become a viable offensive threat with 228 kills on the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Cornell, Fisher thrived. The Burlington, Ontario, native had career highs of 18 kills and 16 digs. At one juncture against Georgetown, Fisher dug a spike attempt before connecting for a kill herself.Through those standout performances, Fisher has emerged as a top offensive threat for the Orange.‘She’s stepped in and she was very, very strong with a good jump,’ Lefebvre said. ‘So it’s always good to have her in the front row.’Other freshmen have also made more contributions since Morrisroe took over for Jing Pu.Outside hitter Nicolette Serratore uses her height to block shots at the net and has a dangerous serve.Serratore throws the ball higher before her serve than any of her SU teammates, and the end result is a high-velocity serve that confounded Seton Hall more than one weekend ago in a four-set win. Her high-flying serve backed up Pirates defenders to set up her teammates for kills on offense.Defensive specialist Julia Mindlina has provided a spark for SU off the bench. Mindlina is often brought in to end an opposing team’s scoring streak. Against Villanova, Mindlina recorded 12 digs to help the Orange to victory.Morrisroe uses Serratore and Mindlina in a rotation depending on the situation.‘That’s something we’re comfortable with,’ Morrisroe said. ‘They both bring something different to the table.’Setter Emily Betteridge stands as the freshman with the most to gain from a specialized rotation, though. Though Pu rarely used his backup setter, Morrisroe has made Betteridge a staple in the lineup.The Pickering, Ontario, native averages nine assists per set this season, with most of her production coming since the coaching change.When SU needs a boost on offense — as it did after losing a hotly contested third set against Seton Hall — Morrisroe turns to Betteridge.Starting setter Laura Homann sees Betteridge’s potential as a complement to her game.‘We have really different styles, so it’s really nice to have a change up,’ Homann said. ‘Especially when the other team starts stacking up on your players.’Outside hitter Ying Shen hasn’t shared in her teammate’s success, though. The highlight of Shen’s season so far came in late August, when she had 22 kills over a two-game span to help SU capture a Big Orange Tournament title.Since then, Shen has trailed off. The strength of her game — serving — has been a weakness lately, as a crucial serve against Georgetown failed to go over the net at the end of the match.The error gave the Hoyas the victory in the deciding set.Though Shen has struggled, Morrisroe expects to see her improve like the rest of her teammates in these final four games. Shen and the Orange can only get better in their final month of play.‘Other teams were keying on her a little bit,’ Morrisroe said. ‘She’ll get her confidence back.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more


Judge gives City 21 days for proposed judgement in lawsuit

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA – The Alpena Charter Township and the City of Alpena were back at again in the courtroom. Circuit Court Judge Michael Mack said he’s ready to settle the City’s lawsuit against the Township over water and sewer fees…but none of that happened today.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for July 27Next Gembel Sisters Receive Awards After Traveling to Lansing to Present ‘Fallen Officer’ Plaques to MSPlast_img


Lifting the Voices of Three Little Girls

first_imgIn late October 2014, as the Ebola outbreak raged on, three little girls, ages 5 to 10 lost their only parent. Little did anyone know that the 10 year-old was a recent victim of FGM (female genital mutilation) before she lost her mother.“They cut me and put a leaf there,” she stated in a previous article titled ‘They cut it and put a leaf there’ published on June 25, 2014.There’s hope after allBlessing has become everything for her two sisters. Though they stay home more often instead of walking around hoping for sympathetic gestures or handouts as before, they still yearn for something.“Right now we need to go to school and start doing what we used to do when mama was alive. It doesn’t feel right being on this earth without our mother, but people have been telling us that our lives have to go on,” said Blessing.Blessing’s 5-year-old niece, who was abandoned by her parents and raised by Blessing’s mother before her death, has a skin condition that needs serious medical attention.“I have itch all over my skin, and only my grandma knew the medicine to make it go away. I miss her,” the friendly child whispered.Blessing not only has to make sure that her sisters stay in line and follow the rules where they now find themselves living, but she also has to remind them constantly where their mother really is.“My sisters remember seeing our mother’s body lying on the ground right after she passed away, but they still like to ask me where she is. I tell them that she’s in heaven with God.  It’s easier to accept that mama is gone knowing that she’s with God,” added Blessing.Blessing, who says she learned a lot from the Sande bush when she was taken there, now depends on the skills she learned while in the hands of the Zoes.“They taught me how to be clean, cook and some other things that I am able to use to help my family. I’m still frightened of walking alone and being sent back to the Sande bush, but glad that I learned those things while in there,” she added.Meanwhile, now that school is said to be opening, Blessing and her two siblings have no plans of going. It is not because of lack of funds or sponsorship to go, but because they say they have never really been to school.“I went for a couple of years but stopped going in the past three years because of my mom. She didn’t make enough money from selling doughnuts and other things. So, school for me is not important now, unless maybe someone is willing to help us go,” Blessing said.Where there’s a will, there’s a wayMeanwhile, the three children have started taking life a little simpler. Instead of moping around about losing their mother, they visit other orphaned children in the communities to sympathize with them.“Ebola is still here and we keep ourselves safe, but sometimes I just like to see the faces of other children who went through what we have suffered. And I tell them my story and we shed tears together,” Blessing added,” I know that my mother misses us, and I miss her a lot too. I just want to let other children know that we have to be strong,” she added.Blessing has accepted that change will one day come, and though she has been asked to move to another location with her teenage sister, she says change has to come.“My sister says I need to move away from here so I won’t be reminded of my past. I was kidnapped here and also lost my mother here and she’s afraid other bad things could happen to me if I remain here,” she said.” I just worry for the two smaller ones, they’re gradually forgetting our mom, but through me they are reminded that something special brought us here,” she says.Blessing’s sister, Vivian, has already prepared to take her to another location in Liberia and has promised to wait for whatever assistance that could be rendered to the child before she goes.“Yes, I want to see help come for Blessing because I don’t have it. But the way I see things happening, Blessing needs to get away from this place so she can come to herself. She’s not okay,” added Vivian.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more