Tropical treehouse with plenty of character MORE NEWS “One of the levels has two bedrooms, a bathroom and study all on its own floor so it makes it perfect for kids to have their own space or for visitors if they are staying.” Ms McCallum said the house was also very low-maintenance, making it perfect for travellers or those wanting a large house without the work. “It’s an easy lock-and-leave house which has been great for us because we travel a lot,” Ms McCallum said. “It’s also very safe and has low-maintenance gardens. The layout is also very versatile so you can configure it in whichever way works for your family or lifestyle.” More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Since we’ve owned it, we’ve done a lot to it — we’ve redone the bathrooms, kitchens and added a huge room downstairs which has its own bathroom and toilet,” Ms McCallum said.“We’ve also put a huge back deck on it, which is amazing for entertaining. “Recently it has been completely repainted inside and out, with all the floors repolished.”Ms McCallum said entertaining was at the heart of the home, with four separate alfresco areas. “When we bought it, we moved from acreage because we wanted to be closer to town and we loved the view and breeze,” Ms McCallum said.“It’s also very private because out the back on the deck you can’t see any neighbours and they can’t see you — you’re just surrounded by nature.”Ms McCallum said the family had added and freshened up a range of features in the house over the past 13 years. “The house flows very well between kitchen and living area, which is great because we love entertaining but I also love having people around me,” she said. “There are four huge outdoor areas which we love to use for entertaining, and because of the position, the port lights up at night from the front deck which is beautiful. This house at 2/382 Stanley Street in Castle Hill is on the market for $1,198,000.THIS charming hilltop hideaway is on the market in one of Townsville’s most sought after suburbs. Spread over four levels, it combines privacy, soaring ocean views and convenience to some of the region’s most popular cafes and schools. Sharon McCallum and Mick Brennan have lived in the house since 2006 with their two sons who have now moved out. READ MORE CBD units are the cheapest in over a decade
With 4:25 left, the Lakers thought it had an insurance goal, but officials ruled that Garrett Krieger had guided the puck into the net with his glove, so it was disallowed.Given a reprieve, Whitesboro attacked again and, with 2:20 to play in regulation, Troy Chamberlain ripped a one-timed shot past Adam Casper. Though the Warriors had only taken 11 shots to the Lakers’ 34, the game was 2-2 and going to OT.Ultimately, Whitesboro paid for a pair of penalties called in the five-minute extra period. One was killed off, but with just 7.3 seconds to play Charlie Russell jammed the puck in front of Manley and, in the ensuing scramble, Cole Heintz converted the game-winner.Now the Lakers would await next week’s Section III semifinals, which has more stakes besides just a trip to the March 2 sectional final at the War Memorial.No matter who gets to the sectional title game, both teams will go into the state tournament since Section III gets an at-large bid, which in the past has produced state champions – including when Skaneateles pulled it off in 2015.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Now, with the outright league title still undecided, the Lakers moved out in front in the first period when Thomas Coyne’s shot was not held on to by Warriors goalie Cameron Manley and Colin Weeks put in the rebound.Whitesboro quickly answered, tying it on James Kraeger’s power-play goal, and though the Lakers dominated possession, Manley’s fine work in the net kept it 1-1 for a while.And even when Jack Henry converted on the power play to put Skaneateles back in front, the Warriors didn’t flinch, picking up its own pressure early in the third period as the game stayed close. Tags: ice hockeyskaneateles Even with an 18-0-1 record and a no. 1 state ranking it has held all season, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team still had not locked up the Division II regular-season title and playoff top seed.That still hinged on the Lakers defeating state no. 4-ranked Whitesboro in last Wednesday’s regular-season finale at Allyn Arena – and with a goal in the waning seconds of overtime, Skaneateles did pull it out, 3-2.Whitesboro had gone 6-0-1 since the Lakers shut them out 5-0 back on Jan. 14 at Whitestown Community Center. They were originally supposed to have the rematch on Feb. 7, but it got snowed out.
The political leader of the Movement for progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, has weighed in on the debate regarding the country’s academic calendar. Mr. Freeman has given his full backing to the recent proposal by authorities of the Ministry of Education (MOE) on the reform policy of schools to be closed by July 31 and reopened September, 2015.Mr. Freeman indicated that his support for the reform policy is because the country is in need of a “vibrant education system.” He said the decision by MOE authorities is to steamline a robust education reform process since the sector has been described by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as a “mess.” “I support the reform process but the MOE and the government made mistakes in the way they came up with the reform policy. Education Minister George Werner should have discussed the change in the calendar of events with the teachers, Lawmakers and civil Society organizations to have their input before making the public pronouncement,” Mr. Freeman asserted.It was important for schools to close and re-open in September to enable the students to be well prepared to sit for exams administered annually by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) he contended.He stated that 40 percent of high school teachers are yet to enter teacher training institute and that some do not hold a Bachelor’s degree while others are not even high school graduates. It is because of this shortfall that the need for the country’s education sector to be revamped cannot be over emphasized.“ Even though I want to be president of Liberia, I will not pretend like other politicians that I will support the protest of the students because the academic system is bad, neither will I want to be president deceiving our students failing massively in exams.”Mr. Freeman called on Liberians to rally support for the Werner-led education administration to work and strengthen the system.He als called on the Lawmakers, parents, guardians and students to allow the MOE to implement its mandate by developing, promoting and implementing policies that will provide a better education system for the country.He attributed parent and student protests to the tuition they paid prior to the MOE’s new policy, “but I am saying let the government pay off the first semester school fees for all private schools during the new academic term.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)