Treasured designer home set to go under the hammer this weekend

first_imgSylvia Beem is sad to be leaving her home of the past 26 years, but it’s time to downsize. Photo: Tim MarsdenThe decision to sell her Yeronga home of the last quarter century has been a tough one for Sylvia Beem – but it’s time to downsize.“It’s a big heart wrench to be honest,” she said. And it’s easy to see why she’s loved raising her family in the Hamptons style five-bedroom, three-bathroom home, because it’s a stunner.Whether children are little or big, there are plenty of usable spaces in the home. For example, Beem said the kitchen looked through concertina doors to the yard.“If you’ve got young children you can watch them playing in the garden while you’re cooking dinner,” she said.When treehouses adult, this dream home is what’s possibleWhy it pays to style a propertyGet the best Real Estate and Property News in your inbox freeMore 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 ago140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s also a library and separate office on the upper level, so older kids and parents can get away from the family buzz if needed.Beem said she used part of the four-car garage as an art studio, and its loft was self-contained with a bathroom and kitchenette. “It’s a guest quarters or for teenagers who want that little bit of independence,” she said.Beem also said the pool pavilion was perfect for outdoor entertaining.“You can have parties by the pool. You can barbecue out there and look back at the house. It’s really lovely – it’s almost like a resort,” she said.140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s even a secret ‘kid’s space’ to discover. “Under the stairwell my kids had their cubby house, and there are still a couple of pictures taped up under there,” she said.Beem said she would miss Yeronga and its inspirational landscape.“There’s an area where you walk along the river and you honestly could be in the countryside somewhere. Being a painter I keep wanting to paint that scene,” she said. “Yeronga has a very village-like atmosphere. It’s almost like you’re not in a major city.”140 Kadumba St, Yeronga, marketed by Judy Goodger, of Place New Farm, will be auctioned on-site Saturday May 6 at 11am.last_img read more

Miranda Drummond continues hot-shooting in Syracuse’s blowout win

first_img Comments Miranda Drummond smiled and shook her head. It had been a bit over three minutes, but Syracuse was already well on its way to a blowout. The senior had kept her shoulders to the rim from the opening tip. She drained Syracuse’s first basket from the right elbow. Then she hit in the 3-pointer that put Niagara down by double-digits. As she entered the Syracuse huddle, her teammates’ embrace broke her stoism. Her shoulders dropped, and for the first time since the opening tip, she appeared relaxed.“I guess, for me, making my first shot, it sets a good tone,” Drummond said.Drummond’s scoring outburst helped the No. 15 Orange (9-2) to a 94-45 blowout win over Niagara (3-7). The senior scored 19 points on 6 for 11 shooting from the field to lead SU. Her quick trigger on the 3-point line jump-started runs and provided the punch when Niagara grabbed even the slightest bit of momentum.Since the beginning the season, Drummond has dealt with lower back pain that has held her out of practice some days. Two weeks ago, Drummond said that she hadn’t been participating in most of the Orange’s contact and one-on-one drills. After the Orange beat Towson on Dec. 2, Drummond joked that it hurts when she crashes for rebounds, shoots and gets fouled. On one play at the end of the half in that game, she was fouled on a 3-pointer and was thrown to the ground with the defender.She landed on her stomach — that’s the worst pain, she said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe senior hasn’t stopped though.Through the pain, she’s experienced her best stretch of the season. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said after the Orange’s last win he told Drummond she needs to “hunt” her shot. He said earlier this season he wants that from all of his players since “selfish turnovers” are a result of over-passing. If you can make a shot, take it. Since then, Drummond has scored double-digit points in each of her last five contests. She’s shown no hesitation at the 3-point line, where she’s shot 20 for 47 since she scored a season-high 21 points in the Orange’s last-second win over then-No. 16 DePaul.Postgame Monday, Drummond said that she’s around “75 percent.” Recently, she’s been practicing in full and has experienced no setbacks. Her shiftiness and quick release provided Syracuse a boost from the opening tip.Prior to the season Hillsman said SU would play a high-low type game in the painted area with his forwards which would increase the assist production from the group. Though that hasn’t materialized in the Orange’s fast-paced, quick trigger offense, he urged that guards and forwards contribute on the glass with intensity.In the first quarter, as she boosted the Orange from the outside, Drummond crashed back in, grabbed an offensive rebound and drew a foul. A model of the “balance” that Hillsman has mentioned repeatedly this season, Drummond tied the team lead in offensive rebounds — two isn’t a high number, Hillsman said, but he’d prefer limited opportunities when SU shoots over 51 percent — and tacked on five steals.Later in the half, SU point guard Tiana Mangakahia, who had a season-high 15 assists in Syracuse’s win, pushed the ball up the court and looked back at Drummond who trailed. As she approached the 3-point line, she hesitated and then darted to the rim, shoveling a no-look pass behind her back that led perfectly into Drummond’s hop. Drummond’s 3-pointer put the Orange ahead by 23. The senior waved her hand in celebration and posed as the crowd screeched.“She’s a phenomenal shooter,” Hillsman said. “We need to continue to find her in transition. … Whenever she can get standstill 3’s, she’s probably going to make those.”Standing by the free-throw line before halftime, Drummond’s eyes drifted to the sideline where she saw Digna Strautmane rise from the bench. Drummond rolled her eyes and prepped to leave the court. It was the Orange’s game: Emily Engstler had a career-high 16 points, Mangakahia’s passing set up teammates with ease and all but three players scored for SU. But Drummond dominated.She kept a straight face as she walked down the bench offering high-fives to her teammates. But as she went to sit down, again, she shook her head, and cracked a grin. This wasn’t out of the ordinary, this was Drummond. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps is to carry out an audit of its shareholders.The move was agreed at the club’s 2011 AGM and is aimed at giving shareholders a greater understanding of what’s happening at the club.John Campbell, Community Officer of the club is tasked with undertaking the audit on behalf of the club, with the help of a number of professional individuals in the county. The audit will incorporate a detailed questionnaire being completed by all shareholders on a one to one basis in as many cases as possible and will be completed by the end of October.The Society is at a very exciting stage in the development of the new stadium at Railway Road, Stranorlar with grant aided funds being made available for the project to re-commence building on the site.However, on the playing pitch the club finds trading very difficult, in what has been exceptional times for all areas within the economy of Ireland.Finn Harps Chairman, Joey O’Leary, said: “By undertaking this audit, the first of its kind since the Co-Operative was set up, we wish to get greater involvement from all shareholders in what is after all your football club. “As Chairman, I would encourage all shareholders to participate in the audit and help develop the club and its structures so that we can build a strong Co-Operative and ensure a bright future for Finn Harps.”Shareholders can email the club at where they can have a copy of the document sent to them electronically. If doing this, please quote all share details including name, address and share number.Further details can be obtained via the email address above or from John Campbell on 083 3820755.The club would like to thank our main sponsors Donegal Creameries who have worked with John Campbell on this and whose help and assistance has been immense.Ends FINN HARPS TO CARRY OUT AUDIT OF ALL ITS SHAREHOLDERS was last modified: June 14th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:auditfinn harpsshareholderslast_img read more