Historic houseboat up for auction

first_imgA fully refurbished 1909 Dutch barge, Transporteur, now serving as a very stylish houseboat on The Thames is offered in an online auction with SDL Auctions in partnership with the Hampton office of London and Surrey estate agent Jezzards.Moored at Platts Eyot, close to Hampton, the barge now offers contemporary modern living in an historic vessel. It has three bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen and modern bathroom and is offered with a starting price of £220,000.Jason Lee, national sales manager at SDL Auctions, said, “This is certainly an unusual lot and the vendor has created a marvellous modern living area within an historic barge.”Transporteur was a dry cargo carrying barge the plied the Dutch coast and canals until the 1960s. Originally powered by a 1909 single cylinder Kromhout, it now has a 15 litre 4Lw Gardner engine.In addition, the hold had 20 lift off roof panels replaced at a cost of £10,000 in 2008 and, in 2017 it had a full high quality refit including internal and external painting in excess of £45,000. It now has its Boat Safety Certificate in place.The mooring at Platts Eyot is ideally placed within walking distance of Hampton village and a mainline station. It is offered freehold and has a total floor area of 581 sq ft.houseboat historic houseboat houseboat auction online auction auction The Thames Dutch barge 2018-09-21The Negotiator Related articles Agents invited to free webinar on MMoA29th April 2021 Rightmove to launch live online auctions within listings on Monday16th April 2021 Portals embrace auction22nd March 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Auctions news » Historic houseboat up for auction Historic houseboat up for auction21st September 20180742 Viewslast_img read more

A News Conference Is Scheduled For Today Concerning Funeral Counselor Arrested on New…

first_imgFuneral Counselor Arrested on New Charges DATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2019SUBJECT: Funeral Counselor Arrested on New ChargesRELEASE NUMBER: 2019-NR-048CONTACT: Major Noah RobinsonAUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave WeddingThe Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Caroline Marie Rich on additional charges stemming from a fraud and theft investigation into her activities as a family services counselor at Alexander Funeral Homes.A news conference is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019, at 10:30 AM. The news conference will be held at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 3500 N. Harlan Ave.Additional details concerning the investigation and arrest will be released at the news conference and in a subsequent news release.PREVIOUSLY: Woman Arrested for Defrauding Grieving FamilyPresumption of Innocence Notice: The fact that a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.-END- FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Commentary: A Knight To Remember, A Knight To Forget

first_imgCommentary: A Knight To Remember, A Knight To Forget By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS – Bob Knight came back.On a wintry Saturday, the aged General stooped and trembling, returned to the court he once ruled. The crowd roared. As the cameras zoomed in close, Knight’s eyes moistened and tore.He was not the only one.Hoosiers everywhere cried, too.If Knight’s visit was not quite the return of the prodigal son – the mythology doesn’t fit – it was something almost as elemental. In ways both good and bad, he is stitched along the spine and into the sinews of this state.Those who are not from Indiana have difficulty grasping what Bob Knight means to Hoosiers.Those of us who passed our adolescence in this state in the 1970s worshipped him.That was a different time. Young people had fewer diversions.Boys learned the basics of basketball as an act of social self-defense. It was almost impossible to fit in if one didn’t. Understanding how to shuffle one’s feet on defense so the legs didn’t cross or the way to snap a two-hand chest pass so the ball didn’t float was much more important, in our world than knowing which fork to use for the salad course.We considered Indiana the basketball capital of the world.But it was hard to take that claim seriously because one school – UCLA – seemed to have won the NCAA championship every year since George Washington was president. The sports magazines we read religiously – again, it was a different era and young boys read magazines – argued half in jest, half not, that the college basketball season should begin every year with a declaration that UCLA was the national titleholder. Every other school could battle to determine who was second.UCLA’s coach, it was true, was a Hoosier – the legendary John Wooden – but that almost made it worse. The coasts seemed to get the best of everything, even our native sons.Then Knight came.He changed all that. He turned Indiana University into a powerhouse.He and Wooden had one epic clash – a hard-fought contest that turned on a questionable fifth foul call on IU star Steve Downing – and then Wooden retired. Knight became the new face of college basketball.He coached what still may be the two greatest college teams in the history of the sport – the ’75 and ’76 Hoosiers. They lost only one game in a two-year span, and that because of an injury to ace Scott May at a critical juncture. The Hoosiers not only won, they crushed other teams.More importantly, they did it the Indiana way, the way we had been told basketball should be played – selflessly, with acute attention to fundamentals. Those Hoosiers played impregnable defense. They moved without the ball. They set picks to free up guys to set still more picks. They threw passes like lasers.Man, they were fun to watch.John Wooden had been a reserved, decorous symbol of the sport.Bob Knight was, uh … not.He was brash, opinionated, intense and angry. Always angry.He demanded discipline and decorum from his players but practiced little of it himself. He placed no reins on his temper. He threw chairs, got into scuffles with Puerto Rican police officers, provoked international incidents and threatened, insulted and even assaulted his players.What stoked the furies that burn in that man always has been and likely will remain a mystery.What it cost him and us, though, is clear.Nearly 20 years ago, he defied the university’s president – and decency itself – by getting into an altercation with a student. Knight was fired.For years, he and his loyalists raged at the rank ingratitude of a school and state that would demand he follows the same rules everyone else does. He vowed never to return to IU.Such was the story – the baggage – he carried with him into Assembly Hall on that wintry Saturday.He returned not in triumph, but as a healing gesture – a frail wounded symbol of a wounded land in a wounded time.Somehow, it was fitting that he brought not a victory over archrival Purdue, but closure – a chance, finally, to end one chapter and begin another.Bob Knight’s last lesson may have been one he never intended to teach but it’s an important one.That, to move on, we often must let go.FOOTNOTE:  John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

14th Street Pier Open to Public on July 23 and Aug. 6

first_imgThe public will get a rare chance to walk out on the 14th Street Pier 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, and again 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. The historic Ocean City Fishing Club (OCFC) will hold the first of two Open Houses this summer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the clubhouse and pier at 14th Street and the Boardwalk.This popular event, now in its third year, is part of Ocean City’s Family Fun Nights on the Boardwalk.“It’s a rare opportunity for visitors to walk out on our 635-foot fishing pier, watch  surfcasting demonstrations, take wonderful photographs, learn about our remarkable history, and meet club members,” said club president Augie Conte, Jr., of Ocean City and Cherry Hill.During last year’s Open House in mid-August, a total of 727 men, women and children toured the facility. As in the past, visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food or cash donations for the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard. Since the first Open House during its centennial celebration in 2013, the club has received more than 500 pounds of food for the needy.This second Open House in 2015 is set for Thursday, August 6, also from 6 to 8 p.m.Founded in 1913, the Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest, continuously operating fishing club in the nation.last_img read more

Clam Bar, AKA Smitty’s : More than a Restaurant

first_imgBy Tim KellyIt’s a meeting place. It’s a tailgate party.  And the regulars will tell you it’s the best seafood joint around. It’s The Clam Bar.  Unless you call it by its other popular monicker. In that case, it’s “Smitty’s.”On virtually every night during their season, which starts on Mother’s Day weekend and runs through the second week after Labor Day, Smitty’s, located in the heart of the Bay Avenue historic district in Somers Point, is jam-packed with loyal devotees.  They come from Ocean City and the Mainland communities of Somers Point, Northfield and Linwood.  Seasonal vacations from all over the country come as well. As a result, diners can expect to wait at least an hour at peak times. But that is part of the charm.Smitty’s consists of a 18-table non-air conditioned building and the 20-seat, clam bar itself– a three sided counter with one side sharing a narrow space with the entrance and hostess station, the other two sides wrapping around a corner of the building’s exterior. The building is located on the premises of Smith’s Marina, which is where the Smitty’s nickname originated.  And the name stuck.The wait to be seated is just part of the charm.The wait for a table can be a long time, but seats at the clam bar bring immediate service. As a result, competition for spots there can be, shall we say, spirited.On a recent week night, the parking lot was packed and the diners were enjoying the view and each other. Smitty’s offers spectacular sunsets over the bay and a great view of the 9th Street Causeway Bridge and the Ocean City skyline.Beverage cups are always available.“Our customers are loyal and thankfully they keep coming back, says Patrice Popovich, who owns the establishment with husband Pete. Pete opened the business with his late partner Dennis Dixon in 1973. Patrice started working there in 1974 while she was in college at Penn State, met Pete and the couple married.  They’ve been working their seafood magic ever since.“We started out being open 24 hours a day on the weekends and we attracted people who were (patronizing the famous former Bay Avenue nightclub) Tony Marts and people who work in the (hospitality) business.  We would be really busy at 3 a.m.”Slowly, the business evolved into a family-friendly destination for seafood lovers. “It kind of all came together,” Patrice said. “First we put in four tables, then eight, then 12. We changed our menu and changed our hours.”  She said the evolution of Smitty’s fell in line with the evolution of Ocean City’s branding as America’s greatest family resort.They cater to kids, giving the youngsters sidewalk chalk to doodle with during their waiting time, and crayons at the table. A coloring book page is provided, which is then inserted into a sleeve in the menu.  If a family comes back and a child finds their coloring book page on a menu, they receive a free desert.The magic really happens when the food hits your table.The place attracts blue and white collar clients equally and everyone is part of the scene, united in their love for great seafood at very reasonable prices.“This place has great atmosphere and character in cookie cutter America,” Rich Gevane of Morrisville PA said. “I have been to 35 states and sometimes I am in a mall and forget where I am. Not here.”Rich rolled into the parking lot this weekend around 2:30 p.m., only to be greeted by a sign announcing the restaurant would open at 4:30 for dinner. He was not fazed in the slightest. “I guess I have a couple hours to kill and then I’ll be back,” he said with a smile.When asked to name his favorite menu item, he was stumped. “Hmmmm. Everything? Ok if you press me I’ll probably say the fried stuff.  But it’s all good.”John Caro, a Feasterville, PA resident said he has been coming to Smittys “ever since they first opened. “I’ve probably eaten here hundreds of times.  The atmosphere is nice, the people are friendly and the food is just great.”YumSmitty’s menu has a few staples available at all times such as the fried and broiled seafood combo. But there is a larger selection of fresh items on the whiteboard each night.  Savvy regulars wait for their favorites like seafood garlic or broiled mako shark.Another favorite is the red and white clam chowder which can also be mixed for “pink” chowder. Now that Smitty’s is wrapping up its last week for the season, people are hoarding quarts of the stuff.“Nothing like defrosting one and having a little bit of Smitty’s in February,” one of the regulars said.The back porch has great views of the docks and bay.Another aspect of Smitty’s is the romance. It’s a favorite date night destination, to be sure, and a meet-up spot for Tinder and dating site users.“We had a couple meet in the parking lot about six years ago, and they got married,” Patrice said.Then there is just the random cool stuff.“We had someone last week who paid for a $30 check with a $100 bill. They tipped generously and asked the remainder of the money to pay for the next people to come in.  They were paying it forward.  That was really cool,” Patrice said.And that’s Smitty’s, for you.While the Clam Bar is closing for the season at the end of this week, the Breakfast Shop is open year round: 6a-Noon.last_img read more

Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

first_imgMotorists crawl through floodwaters on Ninth Street in the downtown business district during the Oct. 27, 2018, storm. The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory Thursday afternoon for Ocean City.The latest forecast calls for heavy rain and strong easterly winds throughout the day. The Flood Advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday through 1 a.m. early Friday morning. The National Weather Service predicts a water level of 5.8 feet on the mean low water (MLW) scale for a high tide at 9:42 p.m. on the bay side of Ocean City. That level is considered minor coastal flooding, but conditions could be worse if heavy rain coincides with high tide. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare that prediction to recent and historic tide levels. Street flooding is likely prior to high tide and may last for several hours. Vehicles should be moved from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111. Further information is available at www.ocnj.us/oem.last_img read more

First Night 2020 Buttons Selling Fast

first_imgBy MADDY VITALE How about ringing in the New Year trying your hand at country line dancing, listening to the sounds of the ’70s, ice skating, enjoying amusement rides or watching a magician?Well, you could do it all and more — a total of 70 shows and activities — for First Night 2020 at 20 locations in Ocean City.For just $20 a person the all-inclusive admission buttons are good for every event and activity beginning at 4 p.m. and going until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. The night is capped off with a brilliant display of fireworks.It is one of the biggest family-friendly events around, showcasing an array of entertainment in an alcohol-free environment for all ages and giving New Year’s Eve revelers plenty of special memories as they ring in 2020.New Year’s Eve revelers will be entertained by a science show courtesy of the Franklin Institute.But First Night buttons are going fast, Director of Community Services Michael Allegretto explained. And while the event is able to accommodate up to 10,000 attendees, he urged people to purchase their tickets as soon as possible to ensure a button.“Buttons sales have been going well,” Allegretto noted.He added that he expects button sales to really increase over the coming weekend with mild temperatures bringing more and more people into town.There are plenty of reasons why First Night is so popular among families.“It is a great family event since there is something that appeals to every age group,” Allegretto said. “There are fun family activities, like the inflatables, family quiz show, country line dance experience, and rides at Wonderland Pier.”All of the entertainment at First Night is good for all ages.Buttons can be purchased at firstnightocnj.com or by calling 609-399-6111. You can also purchase tickets in person by visiting the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street causeway, City Hall’s Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue or the Welcome Center at the Ocean City Music Pier (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday).New entertainment and activities for First Night 2020 feature the legendary disco sounds of the Trammps, Disney’s Imagination Movers, the Duprees with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, an interactive Country Line Dance experience, the Harlem Wizards Basketball Stunt Act, the Hegeman String Band, the Legacy Band, the family musical “Elephant & Piggies: We Are In A Play” and much more.The rides at Wonderland Pier will return this year, and other returning favorites include the ice-skating rink, inflatables, Salazar Magician, Dan Cain Mentalist, the Philly Keys Dueling Piano Show, magician Chad Juros and the Men of Broadway.Allegretto said some of the really great activities for families include watching the Imagination Movers, Harlem Wizards basketball show, Dan Cain the mentalist, and Chad Juros the magician.“As the night progresses there will some fun bands to ring in the New Year with the likes of the Trammps at the Music Pier, the Duprees at the Tabernacle, and the Legacy Band at the Civic Center,” he added.The Trammps will serve as the headliner at the Music Pier.Last year, Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman noted that First Night continues to grow in popularity because it is family-friendly fun for all ages.He said the First Night buttons have become keepsakes for people through the years because of the memories they have created.First Night was founded 28 years ago and modeled after an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration in Boston that marked the nation’s bicentennial in 1976.The first celebration in Ocean City included 25 entertainment acts at five different locations with about 800 people attending, a far cry from the bigger acts and crowds of today.Allegretto summed up the First Night experience, “A great night can be planned for families to enjoy together.”For more information and schedule updates, visit firstnightocnj.com.Country line dancing will be one of the attractions. Families looking for a fun-for-all-ages New Year’s Eve can purchase First Night 2020 buttons, such as these displayed by Ocean City employee Samantha Dowling. (Photos courtesy City of Ocean City)last_img read more

Keller & The Keels, “BarnTronica” And Classic Bluegrass For Strings & Sol Day Three [Gallery]

first_imgThe Strings & Sol festivities continued last night, December 11th, with an enormous lineup of musicians. Taking place at the Sapphire Now resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, the third day of the destination event featured a number of top notch and unique performances along the coastline. The day began with Greensky Bluegrass, who played poolside to get fans in the mood for some bluegrass fun.After Greensky, fans headed over to the main stage for a performance from Yonder Mountain String Band. Keller Williams came next, reviving his collaboration with The Keels for the occasion. Finally, it was Railroad Earth who closed out the main stage music, but the party wasn’t over just yet! After RRE, fans could make their way down for the late night jam session hosted by Danny Barnes. Dubbed “BarnTronica,” the late night set at the Palapa kept everyone dancing until the wee hours of the morning.Check out a gallery of images from Strings & Sol below, courtesy of Dave Vann. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Jay Peak restores wetlands ahead of EPA deadline

first_imgThe Jay Peak ski resort has been ordered to restore wetlands and streams that were harmed when the resort discharged dredged and fill material into the waters during construction of its golf course in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Jay Peak has agreed to the terms of EPA’s order and recently completed all restoration work prior to the order’s October 2010 deadline. The US Environmental Protection Agency last month ordered Jay Peak Resort, Inc to repair the damage done between 2004 and 2006 when it was building its golf course and discharged material without a required permit. According to EPA,the construction company working for Jay Peak Resort placed dirt, sand and rocks into numerous wetlands and streams, affecting a total of 2.15 acres.This case was brought to the attention of EPA by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the spring of 2008. Since then, the Corps and EPA have worked together in pursuing this case.The affected streams on the site flow into Jay Branch Brook, which flows into the Missisiquoi River, and then into Lake Champlain.The resort was ordered to restore the wetlands and streams in order to restore wildlife habitat, sediment trapping, and nutrient removal and transport functions. Wetlands provide valuable habitat for many species of wildlife. They also help to protect the health and safety of people and their communities. They filter and clean water by trapping sediments and removing pollutants, and they provide buffers against floods by storing flood water. Wetlands also store and slowly release water over time, helping to maintain water flow in streams, especially during dry periods.Source: EPA. 10.12.2010last_img read more

3 ways you might be letting the minutes slip away

first_imgI’m not exactly sure what Steve Miller meant when he sang “time keeps on slipping into the future,” but that sounds a lot like wasting time. Time is precious and sometimes your time is wasted in ways you don’t realize. When you’re at the office, you have to be mindful of the time you let slip away. I mean have you seen “The Office”? Here are a few ways you could be wasting time at work…Your processes are letting you down: Every workplace has processes that are less than efficient. It’s like putting tape over a hole in your roof. It’s not going to be the right solution. Find solutions that are going to get down to the root of the problem and not cause you or your team to have to waste any additional time fixing it later.Too much attempted multi-tasking: Multi-tasking sounds great in theory. But it definitely doesn’t work well for everyone. If you can keep your brain focused on one task at a time, you’ll get through each task as efficiently as you possibly can. Don’t let your to-do list keep you unfocused all day. Make a list and knock it out one item at a time.Your meetings need to be combined: Some meetings are good meetings. But how many times have you left a meeting and then thought to yourself: “That could have been a very short email.” Before you schedule a meeting, make a list of everything you want to cover and exactly what you want to say. At that point, you can decide if it really calls for a meeting. You might end up being the hero who saves everyone’s time. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more