Image by Jamestown Public Schools.JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program recently donated 1,000 books to Jamestown Public Schools’ UPK, kindergarten, first and second grade students.Image by Jamestown Public Schools.The Toys for Tots National office recently contacted the Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program, overseen by Heather Brown, Terri Jophnson and Patrick Smeraldo.“The National and Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program realize the difficult situation our children and parents are in during this global pandemic and hope to spread just the slightest amount of joy and encourage family bonding with this donation to allow the children and families in enjoying some time together,” said Pat Smeraldo, a project coordinator.Because the Chautauqua County Campaign serves over 3,200 children countywide, they qualified for a National Giveaway with the books designated to go to a Title 1 school in Chautauqua County. “We are so thankful for our community and how much they support our children,” said Tina Sandstrom, JPS Chief of Schools. “Reading is so important to a child’s education and this donation of books will allow us to give children more reading materials. We can’t thank the Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program for thinking of Jamestown kids when they received this donation.”Image by Jamestown Public Schools.The school says thanks to major support from The Resource Center, along with hundreds of supporters throughout the county, the books were delivered to Jamestown elementary schools to give to children. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Statewide student winners of a financial literacy poster contest will be recognized by State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding and Governor Jim Douglas on April 9, 2009, 11:30 a.m., State House, Montpelier, Cedar Creek Room. The theme of the national contest, sponsored by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, was I m going to be a millionaire because I ¦ The student winners and their parents will be at the State House event. Student winners will be announced in three grade divisions elementary, middle school, and high school. The student winners are from schools in Reading, South Ryegate and Williston. Legislators and State House visitors may view a display of student posters from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day. State winners receive a $100 savings bond and their schools a $100 cash award. The contest was sponsored in Vermont by the Office of the State Treasurer, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the Vermont Bankers Association. The brief ceremony will conclude by noon. As part of recognizing the student winners, a proclamation officially designating April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month will be announced. The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition also will be present and will have a display showcasing their work around the state.
His experience in the Senate defined his political outlook — one that prizes consensus, civility and bipartisanship as essential to at least some progress — and helps explain why he will enter the White House with great respect for Congress.Joe Biden has a mandate to be Joe Biden.After four years of President Trump in the White House, Mr. Biden promises, in many respects, a return to the past norms and traditions that have typically defined the office, whether that’s embracing the traditional role of serving as consoler in chief in times of tragedy or refusing to use Twitter to deliver messages to the American people. – Advertisement – Like President Bill Clinton, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is an empathetic extrovert with a sprawling network of friends. Like President George W. Bush, he respects American political traditions, and with President Barack Obama, he shares eight years of history, experiences and some Washington battle scars.But when Mr. Biden enters the White House in January, after four turbulent years of the Trump presidency and what is shaping up to be a chaotic transition period, he will bring with him his own set of instincts.- Advertisement – He can be loose with deadlines.At key points throughout the campaign, Mr. Biden wanted to take in as much information as possible and missed self-imposed deadlines on, for example, naming a running mate. Mr. Biden ultimately is decisive, his allies argue, saying that he is not the kind of person to second-guess or to walk back a promise once he has arrived at a deal in a negotiation. But on major political and personnel decisions, at least, he has demonstrated that he cannot be rushed.He’s a man of the Senate at heart.- Advertisement – He has honed the ways he operates in Washington over 36 years as a senator and eight years as vice president. Based on his actions and attitudes throughout his most recent 18 months as a presidential candidate, here are four key elements of how Mr. Biden may approach governing come January, 48 years after he first arrived in Washington.He consults experts, elected officials and his inner circle.Mr. Biden relied this year on a blend of expert opinion and conversations with elected officials across the country as he formulated his plans to confront the extraordinary public health and economic crises at hand. – Advertisement –
128 Crosby Rd, Ascot.The only element visible from the street of this Ascot home is a 50m tunnel that leads up to the palatial property.Built into the edge of Bartley’s Hill at Ascot, the property at 128 Crosby Rd, is hard to see into, but not to see out of, with views over the Brisbane CBD, across Moreton Bay and to Mt Coot-tha. The city skyline is visible from every room in the home.One of two swimming pools. The massive temperature controlled wine cellar.Owner Brett Walker (pictured) and his wife have owned the property since 2000. It was the location which really attracted them at the start. “There was an old pre-war home on the land there and we knocked that over and built this and it was completed in 2009,” Mr Walker said.He said the home was ideal for entertaining, particularly with the views as a backdrop.However, the recent arrival of their third daughter means the couple have decided to sell up in favour of something with a bit of a yard for their children to play in.You don’t even have to leave the home to go to the movies.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMr Walker said the property was “all house” and they had bought another home nearby on a large block of land with a yard.The massive home is now being offered for sale for offers of more than $10 million.The entrance tunnel from the street leads to an underground bunker-like garage that can house up to 10 cars.Comfy, contemporary and cosy, this bedroom ticks all the boxes.From there, an internal lift services every level of the home, which has seven bedrooms.The main bedroom, which is on the third floor, has its own terrace.On the lower floor of the home are self-contained sleeping quarters suitable for guest accommodation.Brett Walker at his Ascot property where there is a 50m batman like tunnel leading to the entry of the home.The property features a theatre, study, billiards room, wine cellar, and storage space. There is a large gym room which covers half of one level of the home, and a zen room, plus two laundries.There is also a temperature-controlled wine cellar in the home, which has 1288sq m of internal living space on a 1120sq m block.The property has two-street access, from both Crosby Rd and Morgan St.The tunnel entrance to the home.It is well set up for entertaining, with marble features in the internal kitchen, which has a scullery and bar, and an outdoor kitchen to service the large outdoor entertainment spaces.The home has not one, but two, swimming pools – a large main pool plus a plunge pool in a courtyard that also has a cubby house.The latest technology was incorporated into the build, with ducted/zoned airconditioning, C-Bus home smart automation and a fully-alarmed security system.It is being marketed through Sotheby’s International Realty for offers of more than $10 million.