Second tower in Tweed Heads’ Bay Grand project on the rise

first_imgHeran Building Group’s Bay Grand apartment project at Tweed Heads will have three towers.TWEED Heads apartment project Bay Grand is taking shape with one of the three towers finished and the second on the rise.The development, which is being built on a 5477sq m site in Bay St, will have 204 apartments once it is finished. “The buyers have consistently been owner-occupiers from the Gold Coast and the Tweed coast, with most looking for a better-quality lifestyle or sea-change retirement in the Coolangatta Tweed region.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoBay Grand will have 204 apartments once finished.Avanti Project Marketing director Trent Milburn said the first tower, which included 51 apartments over nine storeys, was sold out with residents expected to start moving in over the next few weeks. Tower two, which will have 77 units, was more than 70 per cent sold while tower three, which would have 76 apartments, had recently been released to the market. “The company behind the Bay Grand project, Heran, identified several years ago the growing demand for luxurious apartments in central Tweed Heads and buyers are continuing to snap up apartments in the project,” Mr Milburn said. center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47last_img read more

Marriage guidance could save Britain billions by staving off family break-up

first_imgThey included a traditional marriage preparation programme, shorter “relationship education” sessions for established couples and professional counselling for those facing difficulties.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/divorce/10602534/Marriage-guidance-could-save-Britain-billions-by-staving-off-family-break-up.html A team led by experts at the Tavistock Institute, the research group, analysed the success rates of three types of marriage and relationship education courses run by the charities including Relate, Marriage Care and Care For the Family. The Telegraph 29 January 2014Encouraging couples to go to marriage courses or relationship counselling sessions could ultimately save taxpayers billions of pounds a year by reducing family break-up, a Government backed study concludes.The report, the first of its kind, calculates that some successful relationship initiatives could pay for themselves more than 11 times over when the social cost of separation is taken into account.center_img It follows estimates that broken relationships cost Britain between £20 billion and £44 billion a year in extra benefits for single parents, housing costs or spending on health and the criminal justice system linked to family break-up.last_img read more

‘Handbags 4 Hope’ raises nearly 9K for domestic abuse victims

first_imgBatesville, In. — “You’re not buying a purse, you’re helping a victim of domestic or sexual violence.” That was the message from Handbags 4 Hope emcee John Vadeboncoeur Saturday at the Batesville Middle School. The 6th annual Handbags 4 Hope features new and gently used purses, a salad luncheon and domestic violence programming, with all proceeds to Safe Passage to help victims of domestic and sexual violence in the six county district the nonprofit serves. The special event raised about $9000 for Safe Passage.Vadeboncoeur was not just the emcee but the campus ministry leader of the Community Church/Batesville, the church which sponsored the fundraiser for Safe Passage. Volunteers from the church acquired gift certificates from local businesses, assembled purses, and helped with set up and clean up for the event.  “We are so appreciative of the help from the Community Church. These members are truly representative of faith in action,” said Mary Mattingly, Community Outreach Director. Mattingly added Safe Passage is also grateful for the community support from the attendees and purse donors to the local businesses who donated gift certificates or items to fill the handbags.About 185 people filled the school commons area, many bringing salads to share, to bid on purses,  enjoy fellowship and ultimately help victims from the area. Many tables were hosted by area church groups, such as Milan United Methodist and Madison Northside Christian Church, and several women’s groups.This year, Dave Strouse, the principal of BMS, was the speaker and shared his compelling story of growing up in a domestic violence household. His mother and wife were both in the audience.  “It is so easy to criticize when you are not in their shoes. Let me tell you, it is HARD to leave and it is so much easier to stay and believe you can work things out…When domestic violence is in play you have to leave RIGHT NOW, there is no time to set up arrangements.” When he was 7 years old he recalled staying in a battered women’s shelter in Indianapolis, near the Salvation Army. “Having a place to go is so important. People can’t leave the abuse if they have nowhere to go. That is why Safe Passage is such a special blessing. It gives people a chance to break that cycle violence…. you may never know how your generosity has helped someone at Safe Passage but I would not be here today if we didn’t have someplace safe to go when we needed it the most.”Proceeds from H4H will go toward helping clients with various needs, from transporting to housing deposits to clothing needs.  For those who could not attend the Batesville event, the 2nd annual Handbags 4 Hope in Brookville is set for Saturday, Sept. 22 at Third Place Restaurant in Brookville. New and gently used brand name purses will be available. Contact Safe Passage at 812 933 1990 or go online at www.safepassageinc.org for tickets.last_img read more