Normandy property – Normandy Lets http://normandylets.com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 05:35:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://normandylets.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-06T153417.724-150x150.png Normandy property – Normandy Lets http://normandylets.com/ 32 32 Newly Built Homes You Can Buy in Siouxland https://normandylets.com/newly-built-homes-you-can-buy-in-siouxland/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 12:31:58 +0000 https://normandylets.com/newly-built-homes-you-can-buy-in-siouxland/ Come home to 4015 Normandy Street, a like new home that has been impeccably built and maintained with nearly 2700 square feet of living space. Built in 2019 by high caliber A~Team builders, this residence is beautiful, functional, timeless and truly turnkey. Built with every bell and whistle optional, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home features a […]]]>

Come home to 4015 Normandy Street, a like new home that has been impeccably built and maintained with nearly 2700 square feet of living space. Built in 2019 by high caliber A~Team builders, this residence is beautiful, functional, timeless and truly turnkey. Built with every bell and whistle optional, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home features a unique floor plan, fully finished basement, fenced backyard, sprinkler system, and more. You’ll appreciate the modern appeal when you arrive. The interior finishes have been chosen to be current but timeless, warm but modern. The main floor features high quality luxury vinyl plank throughout the open plan kitchendiningliving room and family hall where you will find vestibule space, closet, pantry and storage area. deposit. Cleverly adjacent to this space is the downstairs laundry room and master bath, which features an upgraded double-sink quartz vanity, glass and tile walk-in shower, lavatory closet separated and a large dressing room. Back in the main space, the kitchen shines with quartz countertops, subway backsplash tiles, GE Slate appliances, pendant lights, and more. The living room is spacious and receives lots of natural light thanks to the large windows and the sliding door to the patio. From this space are two more bedrooms and the main bathroom. Below in the basement you will find space for game days or vacations, with a large family room, complete with an oversized bar. There is also a bedroom and a full bathroom here, ideal for guests or older children. Storage abounds here with three large spaces to stash seasonal decor and personal effects out of the way. At the back you not only have a large terrace but also a covered terrace to enjoy the outdoors. This home offers so much value to anyone looking for a beautiful new home at a competitive price – be sure to check out the upgrades sheet!! Come to your place at 4015 rue de Normandie today!!!!

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Henrico Real Estate Transactions – Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2022 https://normandylets.com/henrico-real-estate-transactions-aug-31-sept-6-2022/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:10:56 +0000 https://normandylets.com/henrico-real-estate-transactions-aug-31-sept-6-2022/ 129 Maple Leaf Avenue North – $220,000, 936 square feet (built in 1940), from Lindsay Heath Goita to Stone K. Roberts. 1903 Hilliard Road – $245,000, 1,313 square feet (built in 1939), from Jamie Blackburn to Sean and Meredith O’Connor. 9339 Gildenfield Court – $265,000, 1,120 square feet (built in 1980), from Lauren Zielenski to […]]]>

129 Maple Leaf Avenue North – $220,000, 936 square feet (built in 1940), from Lindsay Heath Goita to Stone K. Roberts.

1903 Hilliard Road – $245,000, 1,313 square feet (built in 1939), from Jamie Blackburn to Sean and Meredith O’Connor.

9339 Gildenfield Court – $265,000, 1,120 square feet (built in 1980), from Lauren Zielenski to Thanh Thu Thai.

5307 Golf Villa Lane – $290,000, 1,388 square feet (built in 1997), from Rudolph L. and Linda J. Cox to Karen S. Goode.

9602 Broad Meadows Road – $315,000, 1,584 square feet (built in 1984), from Lureese G. Bryson to Lisa and Francisco Parisi.

709 McCormick Farm Drive, Unit B – $337,088, 2,345 square feet (built in 2022), from Stanley Martin Homes LLC to Ronnie Bailey.

2620 Adamo Court – $350,000, 2,424 square feet (built in 1987), from Scott E. Enroughty and Kevin E. Butcher to John R. and Janet Lynn Carlson.

8502 Cleveland Street – $400,000, 2,232 square feet (built in 2007), from Leo W. and Janette F. Lantz to Olekea D. Mitchell.

7002 Staunton Avenue – $437,500, 1,846 square feet (built in 2003), from Garrett T. and Jenna Boyd to Dashon Tibbs and Hallett Kennon.

8300 Gwinnett Road – $455,000, 2,004 square feet (built in 1996), from Michael Paul and Lyndi Morrone to Youssef Fahr and Aeden Clare Kelley.

1111 Normandy Drive – $492,000, 1,550 SF (built in 1948), from Brooke Susan Henderson to Craig and Anne Philp.

705 Woodberry Road – $509,500, 1,911 SF (built 1955), from William C. and Joan M. Goodship to Todd Allen.

2301 Summerwood Drive – $540,000, 3,125 square feet (built in 1995), from Robert L. Walsh Jr. to Siam Investments LLC.

10921 Dominion Fairways – $600,000, 2,497 square feet (built in 1994), from Thomas Richard and Terry Anne Fauerbach to Yolanda Pertuz.

1800 Locust Hill Road – $640,000, 3,758 square feet (built in 1988), from Ralph E. Small to Wendy S. and Arturo J. Cardounel.

11924 Circle Montfort – $710,000, 3,026 square feet (built 2015), from Marvin Pierce Rucker II and Leslie G. Rucker to Mary C. Schandelmeier Trustee.

8114 River Road – $770,000, 2,155 square feet (built in 1956), from C. Hunter and Catherine R. Bendall to Edward B. and Leigh B. Trigg.

346 Becklow Avenue – $838,775, 2,918 SF (built in 2022), from ME Nuckols LLC to Justin Laughter.

11400 McCabe’s Grant Terrace – $1,100,000, 3,539 square feet (built in 2014), from Edward H. and Cheryl L. Hartman to James Floyd Foley and L. Pershing Trustees.

4 Eastern Circle of Glenbrooke – $1,600,000, 3,518 square feet (built in 1953), from John W. Zinsser and Nancy Robinett to Andrew Mason Brent Jr. and Maria Enochs.

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Aurora Town Hall to get new windows; set of road works https://normandylets.com/aurora-town-hall-to-get-new-windows-set-of-road-works/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 09:43:56 +0000 https://normandylets.com/aurora-town-hall-to-get-new-windows-set-of-road-works/ AURORA – The city is moving forward with the purchase of new windows for City Hall as well as the milling/repaving of Ben Shaw Road and the patching of cracks on several streets. City Council took action on these and a handful of others at its September 12 meeting. The new windows will be purchased […]]]>

AURORA – The city is moving forward with the purchase of new windows for City Hall as well as the milling/repaving of Ben Shaw Road and the patching of cracks on several streets.

City Council took action on these and a handful of others at its September 12 meeting.

The new windows will be purchased from Akron Windows for $47,810. Service manager Harry Stark said the city requested prices from several vendors, but only two companies provided quotes due to the complex nature of the windows.

Meanwhile, Ronyak Paving’s contract for road paving this year has been increased by $108,000 to allow for the milling, repairs and repaving of Ben Shaw Road, which Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said was in a deteriorated condition.

The Board also awarded a contract to Asphalt Fabrics and Specialties worth $25,370 to patch cracks on Sycamore Drive, Cranberry and Walnut Ridge Trails, Rock Creek Drive, Normandy Court and West Parkway.

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The council amended its community reinvestment area agreement with C. Realty LLC to reflect an increase in size from 65,000 to 130,000 square feet for K&M Tire’s new warehouse on Francis D. Kenneth Drive.

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Large proposed luxury rental community for Harrison, NY https://normandylets.com/large-proposed-luxury-rental-community-for-harrison-ny/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 01:07:28 +0000 https://normandylets.com/large-proposed-luxury-rental-community-for-harrison-ny/ On Wednesday, two family-owned real estate companies presented plans to the Harrison Planning Board to turn a gated hotel site into a mixed-use residential community. Renaissance Harrison is the proposed transformation of the former 28-acre Renaissance Westchester Hotel site into a vibrant residential community, including publicly accessible retail and cultural venues. Sponsored by longtime friends […]]]>

On Wednesday, two family-owned real estate companies presented plans to the Harrison Planning Board to turn a gated hotel site into a mixed-use residential community.

Renaissance Harrison is the proposed transformation of the former 28-acre Renaissance Westchester Hotel site into a vibrant residential community, including publicly accessible retail and cultural venues. Sponsored by longtime friends and partners, Rose Equities and Garden Communities envision a connected and thriving Teardrop neighborhood in Harrison, with Renaissance Harrison as the crown jewel.

Renaissance Harrison will add to the emerging “live working game” environment of the Teardrop, which is surrounded by I-287, the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-684.

“The proposed 28-acre community will be unlike any other development in Westchester. It will meet 21st century standards for walking and cycling, sustainability and respect for the property’s outstanding natural landscape,” said Leonard Glickman, director of Rose Equities, which is developing the community with Garden Communities, both multigenerational, family. owned real estate companies.

The Harrison Planning Board has voted unanimously to declare its intention to serve as the lead agency for the environmental review of Renaissance Harrison’s site plan application, which is the first step in the project’s impact statement process. environmental, as required by state law.

If approved, Renaissance Harrison will be built in two phases and will consist of two residential quads – the North Quad and the South Quad – two large gathering spaces known as the Commons and the Mansion, and two sets of villas triplex. Neither phase will exceed 380 units, with a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom luxury apartments, many with terraces to enhance indoor and outdoor living, while creating a sense of community . The architectural design will celebrate the classic Tudor and Arts & Crafts structures of Westchester County.

Luxury amenities on offer include indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, fire pits, and an outdoor amphitheater.

“Quality of life is our priority, and we accentuate this ideal with large living spaces. We envision amenities that will delight the mind and soothe the soul. Our idea is to provide an unparalleled residential lifestyle that reflects the tastes and expectations of surrounding communities,” said Scott Loventhal of Garden Communities.

Rose Equities is a fully integrated development, management and investment group. With a unique generational investment strategy, Rose Equities seeks to combine institutional quality best practices with the cultural and reputational heritage of a traditional family office. Rose Equities, together with longtime partner Garden Communities, has acquired, licensed, and is developing nearly 5,000 prime site units in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, California. Their joint venture continues on the East Coast with The Residences at Main, a 260-unit luxury apartment house
community, currently under construction in the town of Trumbull, Connecticut, in Fairfield County.

Garden Communities owns and manages over 50,000 apartments and over 25 million square feet of retail, office and hotel space. Garden Communities and its affiliates offer home rentals in Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

With a 70-year history, Garden Communities and Rose Equities expect to own Renaissance Harrison for many generations.

The owner-builders intend to preserve and renovate a 1905 Norman-style mansion on the property (commonly referred to simply as “The Mansion”) which was the former home of architect John Merven Carrere. His firm Carrere and Hastings was one of the leading supporters of fine arts in the country, and his most publicized project was the New York Public Library in Manhattan.

The new community will be designed by nationally and locally renowned companies, including Perkins Eastman, Moore Ruble Yudell, Sasaki and Studio Valerius.

Renaissance Harrison will be a boon to the area’s economy, creating hundreds of permanent and construction jobs, generating approximately $30 million in annual tax revenue for the City of Harrison and Harrison Central School District.

“Renaissance Harrison makes sense for the Teardrop neighborhood. In 2013, the City of Harrison passed an updated master plan that envisioned a mix of new uses in the Teardrop, including multi-family residences,” Glickman said.

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Smooth French Dewar whiskey is finished in cider casks https://normandylets.com/smooth-french-dewar-whiskey-is-finished-in-cider-casks/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 19:46:51 +0000 https://normandylets.com/smooth-french-dewar-whiskey-is-finished-in-cider-casks/ To share Copy link French Dewar smooth. (Photo: Dewar’s) Scotch whiskey brand Dewar’s announced the release of Dewar’s French Smooth on Wednesday. This expression was created by finishing the brand’s signature 8-year-old, double-aged blend in barrels of Apple Brand Calvados cider from Normandy, France. Other whiskeys in Dewar’s “Smooth” range include Portuguese Smooth, Ilegal Smooth […]]]>

French Dewar smooth. (Photo: Dewar’s)

Scotch whiskey brand Dewar’s announced the release of Dewar’s French Smooth on Wednesday. This expression was created by finishing the brand’s signature 8-year-old, double-aged blend in barrels of Apple Brand Calvados cider from Normandy, France.

Other whiskeys in Dewar’s “Smooth” range include Portuguese Smooth, Ilegal Smooth and Caribbean Smooth.

Dewar’s French Smooth Tasting Notes, Via the Brand

“The surprisingly decadent Dewar’s French Smooth uses the oak that creates traditional Calvados cider to enhance the sweetness of the liquid to develop a delicious blend of baked apples, citrus and a hint of cinnamon. Given this unique characteristic, the notes on the nose create a complex yet sweet smell with a honeyed sweetness and a dusting of custard.

Thanks to the crunchy taste of the apples, the finished product becomes a perfect study in the balance, creaminess and encapsulation of the best of France and Scotland brought together while offering a modest price for the extremely smooth liquid. .

Apple Cinnamon Dewar Highball Recipe

Dewar’s suggests a highball cocktail recipe using Dewar’s French Smooth. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

37.5ml Dewar’s French Smooth
12.5ml lemon juice
12.5 ml cinnamon syrup
25ml cloudy apple juice
100ml sparkling water

directions

1. Add whiskey, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup and apple juice to a highball glass, then fill the glass with ice cubes.
2. Top with club soda, stir from bottom to top and top with an apple slice

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Jennifer Aniston Buys Oprah’s $14.8 Million Farm Near Harry and Meghan Markle’s Montecito Mansion https://normandylets.com/jennifer-aniston-buys-oprahs-14-8-million-farm-near-harry-and-meghan-markles-montecito-mansion/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 05:39:00 +0000 https://normandylets.com/jennifer-aniston-buys-oprahs-14-8-million-farm-near-harry-and-meghan-markles-montecito-mansion/ SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Aniston purchased Oprah Winfrey’s farmhouse which sits on a one-acre lot. The new property is close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Montecito mansion. Aniston’s recent purchase makes her the latest rich and famous resident of Montecito, California. ADVERTISING The four-bedroom farmhouse is close to other celebrities, including Ariana Grande, Rob […]]]>

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Aniston purchased Oprah Winfrey’s farmhouse which sits on a one-acre lot. The new property is close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Montecito mansion. Aniston’s recent purchase makes her the latest rich and famous resident of Montecito, California.

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The four-bedroom farmhouse is close to other celebrities, including Ariana Grande, Rob Lowe, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ellen Degeneres. The “Friends” star acquired the 4,320 square foot property for a whopping $14.8 million. Meanwhile, Winfrey bought the same property in early 2021 for $10.5 million.

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Earlier, Winfrey had sold the two small cabins for $2.3 million to longtime personal trainer and property manager Bob Greene. According daily mail, Aniston’s new property was built in 1998. It features “picturesque ocean and mountain views, multiple decks, landscaped gardens, a huge car lot, and a long gated driveway.”

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Oprah Winfrey sold the two small cottages for $2.3 million in early 2022 (Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

Aniston earlier revealed her interest in buying new properties and designing them, “If I wasn’t an actress, I would want to be a designer,” she said. Architectural summary. “I love the process. There is something about the choice of fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul.

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According Architectural Summary, she owned many properties at different times in her life. When Brad Pitt and Aniston tied the knot, the duo shelled out $13.1 million for a 12,000-square-foot French Norman-style home in Beverly Hills. The mansion was originally built in 1934 and was designed by famed Southern Californian architect Edwin Wallace Neff. The couple renovated this house for more than three years. However, it was sold in 2006 after their divorce.

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Jennifer Aniston poses with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the Hollywood Reporter 2021 Power 100 Women in Entertainment Presented by Lifetime at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer Aniston had already bought a house in Beverly Hills after marrying Brad Pitt (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Aniston then owned a Beverly Hills mansion designed by Harold W Levitt in 2006. She later nicknamed the home “Ohana,” which means extended family in Hawaiian.

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The 53-year-old actress shelled out $13.5million for the hillside residence in 2006, then spent the next few years working with designer Stephen Shadley to transform it. The actress later spent $7.01 million on two condos in the West Village, one of which was a penthouse and a 900-square-foot wraparound deck. The “Friends” star then landed in his Bel Air Mansion for $20.97 million. She collaborated with Stephen Shadley to renovate the house to make it more comfortable and welcoming.

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(L-R) Steve Carell presents the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award to winner Jennifer Aniston onstage at the Hollywood Reporter 2021 Power 100 Women in Entertainment Presented by Lifetime at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer Aniston onstage at the Hollywood Reporter 2021 Power 100 Women in Entertainment at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 8, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Recently, the actress also caught some attention by sharing a photo of herself in the shower to promote a new product from her hair care brand called LolaVie hair. It entered the hair care market in 2021, focusing primarily on mid-priced products such as the recently launched hair oil, detangler and leave-in conditioner. Products are listed as plant-based, cruelty-free, and sustainable.

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Descendants of St. Charles County slaves who helped Union troops plan a memorial service | Subway https://normandylets.com/descendants-of-st-charles-county-slaves-who-helped-union-troops-plan-a-memorial-service-subway/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 18:15:00 +0000 https://normandylets.com/descendants-of-st-charles-county-slaves-who-helped-union-troops-plan-a-memorial-service-subway/ On September 24, about 12 descendants of Archer Alexander, a St. Charles County slave who escaped after alerting Union troops to a sabotaged bridge, will hold a memorial service at a cemetery in Normandy where he was buried in 1880. Archer Alexander Courtesy of the William Greenleaf Eliot Personal Papers at the University of Washington […]]]>

On September 24, about 12 descendants of Archer Alexander, a St. Charles County slave who escaped after alerting Union troops to a sabotaged bridge, will hold a memorial service at a cemetery in Normandy where he was buried in 1880.






Archer Alexander


Courtesy of the William Greenleaf Eliot Personal Papers at the University of Washington Libraries.


This will be preceded by a celebration in downtown Saint-Charles.

The memorial service will take place on the anniversary day in 1863 when the military order permanently releasing Alexander was said to have been announced, the local historian said. Dorris Keeven Frankewho is writing a book on Alexander.

Keith Winstead, a great-great-grandson of Alexander, said he hopes the two upcoming events will help raise awareness of Alexander’s role.

“The public doesn’t know Archer, they don’t know what he did, how he saved the lives of many soldiers and risked his own life,” said Winstead, 71, a retired computer scientist from Louisville, Kentucky.

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The upcoming ceremonies follow St. Charles County Council’s decision in 2018 to name a creek for Alexander, the first public memorial in his honor. The Missouri and Federal Geographic Names Boards also approved the change.

Alexander, who had been enslaved by a Confederate sympathizer on a farm in western St. Charles County for decades, overheard in February 1863 that rebels had sawn off the beams of a railroad bridge at proximity that Union troops often used.

He traveled 5 miles in the dark to warn a Union supporter of the sabotage, leading Union forces to repair the span and likely save dozens of lives.

He later fled to the outskirts of St. Louis, where he was hired as a gardener by William Greenleaf Eliot, a Unitarian minister and co-founder of Washington University.







Emancipation Memorial

President Abraham Lincoln and a freed African-American slave are pictured in a statue commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation in Washington, DC The slave was based on Archer Alexander, who was held as a slave in St. Charles County.


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Eliot obtained a protective order for Alexander after hearing his story. Three men then came to Eliot’s property, abducted Alexander as a runaway slave, and took him to prison.

Eliot negotiated Alexander’s release, and later that year his freedom was declared by a Union brigadier general who cited his service to the Union Army and disloyalty to the man who enslaved him.

The Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in the Confederate states had been issued earlier in the year, but it did not apply to slave states, like Missouri, that did not secede. Missouri officially abolished slavery in January 1865, about three months before the end of the Civil War.

A few years later, Eliot served on a commission to erect a monument to Lincoln in Washington, recounting in a book he wrote about Alexander that it was decided he would also show a depiction of a black man helping to break the chain that bound him.

Eliot sent a photo of Alexander to the sculptor, and his likeness was included in the depiction of a freed slave kneeling at Lincoln’s feet.

In recent years, the monument and a replica installed in Boston have sparked controversy, with critics saying both statues look like submission.

The The Boston replica has been taken apart in 2020 from its place in a park after more than 12,000 people signed a petition demanding its removal.

The city’s public arts commission, which voted to remove it, said the decision recognizes the statue’s role “in perpetuating harmful prejudices and obscuring the role of black Americans in shaping the freedoms of the nation”.

Protesters in Washington in 2019 vowed to tear down the original, prompting the National Guard to assign a detachment to guard it.

Later, Eleanor Holmes Norton, nonvoting member of the United States House from the District of Columbia, introduced a bill to remove it and move it to a museum with an explanation of its origin and meaning.

Winstead, Alexander’s descendant from Kentucky, said he disagreed with the monuments’ critics.

Instead of indicating submission, Winstead said, it illustrates that black people got themselves involved in the fight for their freedom by showing Alexander removing the chain from his feet.

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, who has written a book on the county’s history, agreed, noting that many black men fought in the Union Army, including the son of Alexander.

“The reason he kneels is that he undoes his own chains,” Ehlmann said of the figure on the monuments.

Winstead said Sept. 24 will mark the second time in recent years that descendants of Alexander will gather here.

In 2019, he said, he was among 14 people across the country who did.

Among other things, Winstead said, they traveled to the newly named Archer Alexander Creek, which runs under Highway 364 and into Dardenne Creek through parts of O’Fallon, Missouri and Cottleville. It was formerly known as Tributary B.

He said he and the other visitors had also visited the lands in western St. Charles County where Alexander was enslaved and other places related to his years in the metropolitan area, both in as a slave and as a free man.

The September 24 memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery on Lucas and Hunt Road in Normandy. Keeven-Franke, the historian, said he was among several hundred people buried in a “common lot” area.

The 10 a.m. celebration in St. Charles will be held in front of the city’s old post office building on South Main and will include Ehlmann and St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, Keeven-Franke said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Taxi driver hit with bottle after ‘arriving late’ https://normandylets.com/taxi-driver-hit-with-bottle-after-arriving-late/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 09:46:05 +0000 https://normandylets.com/taxi-driver-hit-with-bottle-after-arriving-late/ Taxi driver hit with bottle after ‘arriving late’ A furious customer who beat a late taxi driver on the head with a glass bottle has walked out of court with a suspended sentence. Malcolm Njururi’s suspended six-month prison sentence will be served when an existing two-year sentence – imposed last December for dealing hard drugs […]]]>

Taxi driver hit with bottle after ‘arriving late’

A furious customer who beat a late taxi driver on the head with a glass bottle has walked out of court with a suspended sentence.

Malcolm Njururi’s suspended six-month prison sentence will be served when an existing two-year sentence – imposed last December for dealing hard drugs – runs out in 2023.

Yesterday, Oxford The Magistrates Court heard how the 24-year-old ordered a Royal Cars car to pick him up from a property in Allder Close on April 30 last year.

When the driver arrived, no one was waiting for the car. He called the number of the man who had booked the taxi. Njururi responded, telling the driver it was too late and he didn’t want the taxi anymore.

As the first taxi waited outside the property, a vehicle from another company showed up. Njururi went to talk to the second driver.

The accused was directed to the first taxi and a heated discussion began, the court was told.

Prosecutor Ann Sawyer-Brandish said the driver of the first vehicle did not know if Njururi was opening the car door or going through the open window.

He felt a crack in his head and when he touched the wound he discovered that he was bleeding.

The driver was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital and treated for a 5cm head injury.

Photographs previously shown in the trial court showed blood on the sidewalk and the taxi driver’s bloody head.

In his statement to police, the minicab driver said the fight left him “very scared and shaken”.

“I will no longer be a taxi driver because of this incident,” he added.

“I don’t come to work to be mugged by someone when I’m just trying to finish my job.”

Njururi, of Normandy Crescent, Oxford, pleaded guilty last month to causing actual bodily harm.

When he returned to Oxford Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on Thursday, judges heard the assault had been committed before he was handed a two-year suspended prison sentence by a magistrate’s court judge. the Crown in December.

It was important, defense attorney Gordana Austin said, because it meant he hadn’t breached the judge’s sentence – and wouldn’t face a near-automatic activation of the two-year prison sentence. .

Ms Austin asked the bench to bear in mind the delay in the indicted case – the reasons for which were unclear. His client, a father of two, had moved in with his mother, was working, and had stayed out of trouble.

Njururi hadn’t realized he had a bottle in his hand when he hit the taxi driver, she added.

The bench imposed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered him to pay £300 in compensation and £213 in costs and surcharge.

This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as a forensic and crime reporter from Oxfordshire.

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Centerville School District Approves Sale of Land to Park District for Grant Park Expansion https://normandylets.com/centerville-school-district-approves-sale-of-land-to-park-district-for-grant-park-expansion/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 17:25:27 +0000 https://normandylets.com/centerville-school-district-approves-sale-of-land-to-park-district-for-grant-park-expansion/ The CWPD received a grant of up to $613,032 to fund the purchase of the land, which requires local input, so 75% of the property’s $555,000 cost ($416,250) will be funded by the The Clean Ohio Fund Greenspace Conservation Program, which helps fund the preservation of green spaces, sensitive ecological areas and river corridors. The […]]]>

The CWPD received a grant of up to $613,032 to fund the purchase of the land, which requires local input, so 75% of the property’s $555,000 cost ($416,250) will be funded by the The Clean Ohio Fund Greenspace Conservation Program, which helps fund the preservation of green spaces, sensitive ecological areas and river corridors. The remaining 25% ($138,750) will be paid for by the park district land acquisition fund, Marks said.

“The overwhelming majority of community members stressed the importance of preserving natural areas, improving trails and access, and expanding educational opportunities,” she said. “The grant-funded purchase will allow the park district to preserve, in perpetuity, green space as quality habitat and to maintain and improve the hiking trails that connect both the network of existing Grant Park trails, as well as surrounding neighborhoods and schools.

“In addition to easy access to recreational and educational opportunities through nearby neighborhoods and schools, the quality attributes of this green space will also enrich the year-round programming offered by the park district,” Marks said.

Acquiring the property will also ensure the protection of important biological communities specific to the Hole’s Creek Corridor, she said.

Through the grant application process, the Park District received additional funds to provide cleanup and safety along the trails, including invasive species removal, dead tree removal, improved access and other improvements, she said. Funds for site improvements are an estimate based on costs from similar past projects, Marks said.

However, CWPD may or may not spend whatever it has estimated on improving the site, Marks said.

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The CWPD said it plans to officially close the ground later this fall. The transaction would Grant Park largest park in the district shared by Centerville and Washington Twp., exceeding 194 acres Bill Yeck Parkofficials said.

The land purchased by the Park District is a steep hillside area behind the two schools, Centerville School District officials said recently. The district would not be able to build anything on this land, but it can be used for trails and other park-related features.

The sale of the land is “a win” for the community and an example of the partnership the school district has with CWPD, according to Centerville City Schools Superintendent Jon Wesney.

This report contains information from writer Nick Blizzard.

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KBRC boss raises new security concerns as customers ignore protocols https://normandylets.com/kbrc-boss-raises-new-security-concerns-as-customers-ignore-protocols/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 01:48:29 +0000 https://normandylets.com/kbrc-boss-raises-new-security-concerns-as-customers-ignore-protocols/ Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club general manager Brett Snell has said customers ignoring safety protocols while carrying sports equipment through the gates of Kalgoorlie Racecourse are an impending disaster. Snell this week raised fresh concerns about the risk of serious injury to patrons, course staff and horses after a ball was thrown onto the course at Sunday’s […]]]>

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club general manager Brett Snell has said customers ignoring safety protocols while carrying sports equipment through the gates of Kalgoorlie Racecourse are an impending disaster.

Snell this week raised fresh concerns about the risk of serious injury to patrons, course staff and horses after a ball was thrown onto the course at Sunday’s Goldfields Tattersalls Club Cup meeting.

Security concerns prompted an initial appeal from Snell in April to leave the equipment at home after the footballs were thrown into the fitting yard, but he said the message was not getting through.

“The public just doesn’t understand the dangers,” Snell said.

“The ramifications if something goes wrong are serious and we ask them (the bosses) not to bring them.

“Our staff are not trained security guards, but still there are young children running around kicking footballs, etc.

“We’re not here to allow people to show off their skills, babysitters or (qualified) security guards, so it’s very difficult for us to deal with.

“These (horses) are 500kg animals and for the staff it is as frustrating as hell.

“We try to be nice about it, and then on race day the parents want to fight you.

“(People) ignore the fact, until someone gets hurt.”

Snell’s latest concerns are just eight days away from the Coolgardie Cup, which represents the traditional start of the racing round and he hoped protocols would be more closely followed.

Meanwhile, the contribution made to Goldfields racing by the late Ron Sayers will be officially recognized at the Kalgoorlie Cup meeting on October 1.

Snell said the KBRC annual race carnival finale will include the Ron Sayers Sprint (1100m) at $115,000.

The former catch-all building at Kalgoorlie Racecourse will also be known as the Ron Sayers Pavilion.

Sayers, who died in May at the age of 70, was a lifelong KBRC supporter who reveled in promoting the race.

For years that support has included Sayers and his wife Lyn opening up their Yarradale Park Stud property near Gidgegannup to all members of the racing industry.

Sayers was introduced to racing by his father Tom, and as a little boy dreamed of winning a feature during the round.

The first step was for Sayers to buy a half share of the Queensland Forehand galloper, ahead of the 1995 carnival.

“More planning was needed than the Normandy landings,” Sayers said after Forehand was nominated for the Coolgardie, Boulder and Kalgoorlie Cups.

Forehand was not placed in the 1995 Coolgardie Cup, but Sayers fulfilled his childhood dream by winning a memorable Boulder Cup/Kalgoorlie Cup double.

Sayers is also co-owner of 2005 Kalgoorlie Cup winner Priceless Matt.

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