If you’ve ever been to the Huddle during the weekday lunch rush, you’ve probably seen Helen Hiatt restocking napkins with a smile on her face. The 89-year-old Hiatt is considered the “mother of the Huddle” and is arguably the best-loved employee at the LaFortune Student Center’s grocery store. Hiatt has watched over the Huddle since 1967, working her way from the old cigarette counter to the cash register over the past 44 years, during which she became acquainted with many varsity football players, including former quarterbacks Joe Theismann and Joe Montana, as they frequented the Huddle after practice. “They’d come in and talk to me about their problems and different things, and they started calling me their second mother,” Hiatt said. “It continued on and I got to be ‘The Mother of the Huddle’ after so many years.” ND Minute recently caught up with Hiatt, who shared her experience working at the Huddle and explained why she still loves her job.
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26 Tosti St, Sorrento More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThis five-bedroom house is described as an “original waterfront classic” that’s ripe for renovation.Marketing agents Scott Euler and Nicole Buchanan of @realty sold the property 18 months ago for the first time in 40 years and are reselling it for the current owners.“It is in complete original condition — down to carpets, light fixtures, bathrooms and different wallpapers in every room — even the wardrobe doors are wallpapered,” they said.It’s on the market for offers over $1.115 million. Leon Williamson, 92, is preparing to farewell her family beach house.Mrs Williamson and her late husband John paid $14,500 in 1968 for the five-bedroom Mermaid Beach property in Chairlift Ave East.The residence has three bedrooms on the second floor as well as a kitchen, bathroom and living areas.A self-contained living area and two more bedrooms are on the ground floor.Ron London is marketing the property and said it offered a range of possibilities for investment, renovation or redevelopment. 14 Alfred St, Mermaid Beach. 14 Alfred St, Mermaid Beach 18 Ernest St, Labrador. 14 Alfred St, Mermaid Beach. 7 Chairlift Ave East, Mermaid Beach 26 Tosti St, Sorrento. 2 Beau Court, Highland Park. 7 Chairlift Ave East, Mermaid Beach. This “renovator opportunity” in Highland Park is on the market at $420,000.“We have just listed this very affordable home in a sought after location, on an approx. 703sq m huge corner block of land, with side access for the boat, caravan, trailer or the additional car,” the listing states.“The home has an open living floor plan kitchen, and offers the family a perfect and easy lifestyle.“This property may suit the first homebuyer, tradie, and the investor.” Positioned on a double block in Chirn Park is an “old Queensland cottage”.“(A) great opportunity to renovate (the) existing for bedroom home or start again by building two new homes,” the listing states.“Tremendous potential only limited by the imagination.”On the market at $795,000, the house features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan living area, three garage spaces and a 6m x 8m shed. 26 Tosti St, Sorrento. 26 Tosti St, Sorrento is ripe for renovation!SHAGGY carpet, 70s wallpaper and oldschool chandeliers — are these the best renovators on the Gold Coast?Everyone loves a good home renovation and there are plenty of potential “projects” on the Coast.With renovation shows taking over our television screens and big profits to be made it’s not hard to see why they are so popular.We’ve rounded up five of the best new renovators to hit the market: 18 Ernest St, Labrador 26 Tosti St, Sorrento. 2 Beau Court, Highland Park. 18 Ernest St, Labrador. Located only six houses from the Gold Coast’s Millionaire’s Row, this deceased estate is on the market for the first time in 50 years.It offers ocean views from the second level with two bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen on each level.Joanna Bell-Booth of Ray White Mermaid Beach is marketing the property. 2 Beau Court, Highland Park 7 Chairlift Ave East, Mermaid Beach.