Haven on Greens at Griffin is selling well with stage one sold out and stage two well underway with 66 architect-designed homes and residential lots for sale.STAGE one has sold out and stage two has hit the market as buyers snap up new homes near Northlakes.Villa World is reporting a strong run of sales in its first stage of Haven on Greens, with the first 20 homes in stage one sold out and the second stage of 32 homes hitting the market.The estate has 66 architect-designed homes as well as a range of larger residential sites available for those buyers who have their own designs in mind.Villa World development manager Andrew Ashwood said homebuyers had been quick to pick up on the quality on offer at Haven on Greens.“It’s been a winner from the start for many reasons, not least because of the natural setting at Griffin which gives it a great vibe. “Its position just minutes to the highway makes this all the more appealing.”Mr Ashwood said getting a quality home for under $500,000 was attracting those after value and quality.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 ago“Each of the homes are completed, landscaped and ready to move in, which gives homebuyers peace of mind knowing that everything is done for them,” he said.Fully completed four-bedroom homes at Haven on Greens are priced from $468,000 to $509,000 on lots ranging from 330sq m to 420sq m. Villa World offers a diverse range of home designs at Haven on Greens, featuring a mix of traditional timber, brickwork and rendered finishes.All homes have double lockup garages and many come with an extra multimedia room, as well as an outdoor patio area that can be accessed from the main living areas.Three land-only sites, ranging from 579sq m to 690sq m, are available in stage two priced from $320,000 to $335,000.“These lots give prospective buyers the opportunity to bring their own home design to life at Haven on Greens,” Mr Ashwood said.Haven on Greens is located just east of the Bruce Highway and close to the Dohles Rocks Road exit, and within 500m of the North Pine River.It is close to a number of public and private schools as well as the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Petrie campus and a wide array of retail options including Westfield North Lakes.
Garfield vs Hill District: Twerps 19-0 (Garfield); Termites 10-0 (Garfiled); M. Mites 7-6 (Hill); Midgets 7-7 (Tie) Let’s take a look at how your community fared:Scores:Clairton vs Homewood: Twerps 0-46 (Homewood); Termites 0-0; M. Mites 7-19 (Homewood); Midgets 13-14 (Homewood). North Side vs Wilkinsburg: Twerps 0-14 (Wilkinsburg); Termites 0-35 (Wilkinsburg); M. Mites 0-28 (Wilkinsburg); Midgets 0-12 (Wilkinsburg) Braddock vs West Pittsburgh: Twerps 27-0 (Braddock); Termites 7-6 (Braddock); M. Mites 6-26 (West Pittsburgh); Midgets (Braddock wins due to forfeit) NOWHERE TO RUN—The pocket collapses around Nigel Noel and he is sacked for a loss. “Holla if you hear me in the East,” as the younger crowd would gesture in reference to two series sweeps in Wilkinsburg (4-0) and Homewood (3-0-1) over the weekend. In doing so, they broke a third place tie that was held by Wilkinsburg and the Hill District after week six and rank two and three, respectively. But the new “Beast of the East” Garfield (2-1-1) got their series win against the Hill to become the first organization of the 2009 season to reach 20 wins. Lincoln rebounded with the third-best mark in the league, winning their series over North Shore, 3-1. Yet, last but not least, let’s give a shout out to the Braddock organization (2-1-1) who had one of their best showings of the season in a series win over West Pittsburgh. North Shore vs Lincoln: Twerps 12-18 (Lincoln); Termites 7-0 (North Shore); M. Mites 0-27 (Lincoln); Midgets 0-45 (Lincoln)THIS WEEK’S STANDINGS1. Wilkinsburg 4-02. Homewood 3-0-13. Lincoln 3-14. Braddock 2-1-15. Garfield 2-1-16. Hill District 1-2-17. West Pittsburgh 1-2-18. North Shore 1-39. Clairton 0-3-110. North Side 0-4OVERALL STANDINGS:1. Garfield 20-6-22. Wilkinsburg 18-8-23. Homewood 18-9-14. Hill District 15-10-35. North Shore 14-13-16. Lincoln 13-11-47. Clairton 7-18-38. West Pittsburgh 7-19-29. North Side 6-20-210. Braddock 5-21-2A look at who will do battle in Week 8:All Games begin on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.Wilkinsburg at Homewood (Sunday)Clairton at W. PittsburghHill District at BraddockGarfield at North ShoreNorth Side at Lincoln(Follow our weekly coverage of the ACMFL and make your comments on www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com) (D.W. Howze can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org) read more
By Joseph SapiaHIGHLANDS – The borough is now working with a contractor on setting up a date to remove the controversial Super Storm Sandy memorial that sits on the Sandy Hook Bay beachfront.The borough has awarded an approximately $10,000 contract to Red Bank Recycling to dismantle and dispose of the 1,100 square foot concrete gazebo that sits on borough property behind the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center, said Borough Councilman Doug Card.The takedown of what some have dubbed “Shorehenge” will likely happen in late November or in December, Card said.The borough of Carteret had indicated it “is very interested’’ in hosting the memorial, Card said. But no formal agreement has been worked out between Highlands and the Middlesex County town, which sits where the Rahway River and Arthur Kill meet. So Highlands is going forward with dismantling the memorial, Card said. “I want to give Carteret fair opportunity, but how much time? We’ve given them six or seven months (already).”The new deadline for Carteret is the date determined between Highlands and Red Bank Recycling on Shorehenge’s removal, Card said. “The (Highlands) community has spoken. They don’t want it there.”The Tilt-Up Concrete Association, a trade group based in Iowa, constructed the memorial – with donated goods and equipment valued at $250,000, along with donated labor – in the fall of 2015. At the time, Tilt-Up was holding its annual meeting in New Jersey and was looking to make a gesture of good will in the area. Highlands was picked because it was heavily hit during 2012’s Super Storm Sandy.The memorial has been controversial because of its look and the way it blocks the view of the bay. Also, in December or shortly after the memorial was built, the state Department of Environmental Protection declared the borough needed approval for Shorehenge through the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA), which it never got.“The state of New Jersey sees it as an improper structure,” Card said.The borough could seek CAFRA approval, but there is no guarantee of an approval, Card said. If it is removed, the DEP wants the property returned to its original state.Tilt-Up is willing to pay for the CAFRA permit process, which would cost an estimated $10,000 to $15,000, Card said. But Tilt-Up is not willing to remove Shorehenge if it does not get CAFRA approval.“We are of the understanding the town does not want to apply for a (CAFRA) permit to legalize the structure and has decided to have it removed,” said DEP spokesperson Caryn Shinske. “Consequently, we are exercising discretion in giving the town time to review its structure removal options.”Representatives from Tilt-Up and Carteret could not be reached for comment.To this day, the memorial’s controversy includes whether the borough actually OK’d its building in advance or simply explored the idea of building it. No matter which, the borough did not stop its construction once underway. read more
Reece Hunt of Nelson is heading back to represent BC at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship in Quebec City, Quebec, this November.The Nelson Minor Hockey product earned the trip after being selected to the Provincial Female U18 roster.BC Hockey made the announcement Sunday.“We are excited to have such an amazing team of players and staff heading to Quebec in November,” said Team BC Head Coach, Graham Thomas. “We are confident that this group will continue to build on the successes Team BC has experienced at the National Women’s U18 Championship in recent years.”In 2016, Hunt of Nelson earned player-of-game status following a semi final loss to Ontario Red in Regina. Team BC went on to defeat Ontario Blue 5-3 to capture the bronze medal.Hunt is currently in Penticton playing for the Okanagan Hockey Academy.In March of this year, Hunt accepted a full-ride scholarship to NCAA Division I Bemidji State University in Minnesota beginning in 2019-20.The 5’5 forward, who last season toiled for the Kootenay Wild of the BC Female Midget AAA Hockey League, finished the season with 31 points including 16 goals and was the second leading scorer in the league.Hunt’s performance earned her a spot on the 2017 Female Midget AAA All-Star Team.“We are very proud of and excited for this group of talented young women who have been selected to represent Team BC at the National Women’s U18 Championship this fall,” commented BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko. “We are confident that this team will be great representatives of BC and the Yukon and look forward to their success at the tournament in their drive to improve on last years’ bronze medal finish.”Last weekend also saw Hunt’s older brother Sawyer, team captain of the Nelson Leafs Hockey team, score the winning goal in overtime as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad edge Grand Forks 3-2 in double overtime.The Leafs are currently one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL, winners of four straight games to sit in top spot in the Murdoch Division. read more