Family home in Manly a versatile entertainer

first_imgThe upstairs living area opens to the back balcony“We did have two teenagers living at home and the downstairs lounge area enabled them to have their own living area and we had our own living area upstairs,” he said. And being walking distance to Manly Village, the train station and the ocean was also handy for the teens. But now that Mr and Mrs Laurendet’s children have left home, it’s time for the couple to downsize. Mr Laurendet said he would miss the friendly neighbours and community. The property is being marketed by Sandra Greaves from Belle Property Manly for offers over $845,000. The home at 137 Mountjoy Tce, ManlyTHIS fully-renovated home is a short stroll from Manly Village and the Esplanade. Sandra and Mark Laurendet bought the home at 137 Mountjoy Tce in 2003 and gave it a complete makeover. “We basically stripped the inside, reconfigured it and refitted it out,” Mr Laurendet said. “The balcony is no longer enclosed and it has the views of the water.”On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, with a built-in robe in one, a study, family bathroom with tub and shower, and a laundry. The big family room flows out to the back patio and fenced back yard. The downstairs living area would make for a good teenagers’ retreatThe master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite is upstairs, separate from the other bedrooms. 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 2020Also on this level, there is a dining room, lounge area, kitchen and powder room.The kitchen has a crisp white colour scheme, stainless steel oven with a gas cooktop and rangehood, and plenty of bench and cupboard space. The upstairs lounge area also has sliding doors that open to the balcony with ocean views. Mr Laurendet said the multiple living and outdoor areas made the home perfect for entertaining.And the separate parents’ and teenagers’ retreats made for functional family living. last_img read more

Badgers limp into break

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoThis past weekend’s series was a disappointing one for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team. The Badgers (16-1-3) traveled to St. Cloud State to take on the Huskies (7-9-4), a team that the Badgers have dominated in the past. With a 28-4 record against St. Cloud going into the series, it seemed as though Wisconsin could expect another pair of victories.The Badgers, however, came away winless and picked up two ties against their conference opponent. The play of the Badgers was particularly disappointing during Saturday’s game, when Wisconsin coughed up a three-goal lead in the third period and finished with a 3-3 tie. The Huskies’ tying goal came with just 19 seconds left in the period.In all fairness, though, the Badgers have played a lot of hockey so far this season. Having played 20 games in two-and-a-half months, the team has received just one weekend off. Some players weren’t even able to relax that weekend, as the Four Nations Cup was held during that break.UW head coach Mark Johnson coached the American team, which featured UW forwards Erika Lawler and Jinelle Zaugg, as well as the Badgers’ undergraduate assistant Carla MacLeod. The Badgers’ team captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar played for team Canada, which won the Gold medal in the tournament.It’s understandable that the team might be worn out after this long stretch, especially now that the semester is coming to a close and players are waiting for the holidays.”We might have starting thinking a little ahead of ourselves,” Lawler said. “Looking toward break and everything … I think we got complacent and just kind of laid back and just thought that we didn’t have to work that much … I think that it was a good learning experience for us.”Johnson implemented a creative solution to make sure the players got their practices done while at the same time relieving some stress. Johnson divided the team into fourths and started a tournament between the individual groups, complete with a draft, trades and different uniforms.”Physically, we’re just going to have to keep working really hard on the ice,” Lawler said. “I think this break is really good for us, and when we get back here, we have to get back into gear again.”The MikkSenior defender Meaghan Mikkelson is having quite a season for herself, recording four goals and 12 assists. The St. Albert, Alberta, native is tied for first in the conference in points recorded by defenders and is one of the Badgers top five scorers.She has also been crucial to the success of Wisconsin’s powerplay, which leads the WCHA, converting on more than 30 percent of their opportunities.Most of Mikkelson’s production has been on the powerplay, with three of her four goals and nine of 12 assists coming with the man advantage.Considering her family’s athletic background, it is no surprise she has succeeding at the collegiate level. Jim McFadden, Mikkelson’s great uncle, played in the NHL. In 1948, McFadden won the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the best rookie, in addition to winning the Stanley Cup in 1950 while playing with the Detroit Red Wings.Meaghan’s father, Bill Mikkelson, also played in the NHL during the 1970s, spending four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals.In the suburbs of northern Edmonton, Mikkelson starting playing at an early age with her younger brother Brendan, who was drafted 31st overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2005, and currently plays for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.”Having my dad play, that was a big thing for me to have, having him as a role model,” Mikkelson said. “It was just what we did, I didn’t think of it as being different.”last_img read more

Hillsman announces Syracuse’s 4 signees in recruiting Class of 2015

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has signed four high school seniors to national letters of intent, head coach Quentin Hillsman announced via an SU Athletics press release Monday afternoon.The incoming class for the 2015-16 season includes forward Julia Chandler, guard Davida Dale, guard Abby Grant and forward Jade Phillips. The class has been ranked No. 21 nationally by the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and includes three players in the espnW HoopGurlz 100 Rankings.“I think going into this class, we knew that we had to add depth to every position,” Hillsman said in the release. “I feel that we did a really god job of getting four players that are different. We just did everything we could to make sure we got a lot of balance on this signing class. Having the No. 21 class in the country proves that we got good players and depth at every spot.”The class is highlighted by Chandler, who ranks No. 80 in the espnW HoopGurlz 100 Rankings. The 6-foot-2 forward from Northern Secondary School in Toronto, Canada is a four-star recruit, according to espnW HoopGurlz.Phillips is a 6-foot-1 wing from Southeast Raleigh High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Phillips is ranked as the 83rd-best prospect in the Class of 2015 by espnW HoopGurlz and has a scout grade of 94.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDale is a 5-foot-9 guard from St. Andrew’s High School in Providence, Rhode Island. According to espnW HoopGurlz, she is a four-star recruit and the 85th-ranked player in the Class of 2015.Rounding out the class is Grant, a 5-foot-9 point guard from Saint Francis High School in Suwanee, Georgia and is the best shooter in the class, Hillsman said. She is ranked a three-star recruit by espnW HoopGurlz. Comments Published on November 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more