Keeping up with the “Mother of the Huddle”

first_imgIf 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.last_img read more

The first Croatian paleontological water park will soon open its doors in Bale

first_imgCamp Mon Perin from Bale grows from year to year and has successfully established itself as one of the most modern car camps in Istria. It was thoroughly renovated two years ago, and this year the camp will reveal another, somewhat atypical content. Mon Perin stated that the opening of the park is planned for the beginning of June and point out that the camp will justify four stars with this content and offer visitors an extraordinary experience. They also emphasize that, when arranging the park, the emphasis was placed on preserving the landscape and horticulture to make the experience as authentic as possible. The management of Mon Perina recognized the potential of the content and decided to offer their visitors a unique experience in the form of Paleo Park. Educational promenade / Paleo Park will cover over 16 square meters and include facilities such as three swimming pools and a hot tub, a restaurant, a souvenir shop, a sun deck, a children’s playground and children’s sandboxes with exposed dinosaur bones. The pool will be in the shape of a dinosaur of 1100 square meters, with a smaller pool that will be intended for children and one that will contain sitting massages. The environment of the pool will be complemented by dinosaur specimens in various dimensions and an educational promenade that will follow the history of dinosaurs. Water park / center_img Namely, it is a paleontological park that will consist of a water park and an educational-research polygon. You may be wondering why a paleontological theme park? But the answer is simple. In the immediate vicinity of the auto-camp, more precisely in the middle of the main beach, is the archeological site of petrified dinosaur bones about 130 million years old. The bones were found or emerged from the seabed in 1992 and are the only site in the world that is on the seabed. In Beijing in 1995, the Bale site was included in the World List of Paleontological Sites. It is an interesting assumption that Istria was home to a dozen different species of dinosaurs. Paleo Park’s investment is worth around HRK 22.5 million, and the park will employ about 20 workers. With this move, Mon Perin confirmed his reputation and once again showed in what unique ways camps could invest in their facilities and services and thus become competent in the Croatian “camping scene”. Because the fact is that as much as 25 percent of all tourist nights in Croatia are realized in camps. RELATED NEWS: CAMP “MON PERIN” AS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A SUCCESS CAMP STORY Photo: Paleo Park / camping-monperin.hrlast_img read more

Large Ian Webb designed family home spread across four levels for sale

first_img72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.After living in their four-storey mansion for 11 years, Malcolm Peardon and his wife Laurie have decided to downsize.Mr Peardon said his children had moved out and the house was “too huge” for them now.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home at 72 McGahan St, Carina Heights is in a prime position in one of Brisbane’s most elevated residential areas.72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.Set on a 1528sq m block, this timeless Tuscan-inspired design and solid construction portrays idyllic family living.Spoiled for choice by numerous outdoor terraces, a Mediterranean courtyard and the prospect of poolside barbecues, entertaining guests is simple.72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Peardon, who is semi-retired, said the pool area was his favourite part of the home in the summer time. “We have a beautiful deck on the kitchen level that faces out to the city and the bay,” he said. “I never get tired of looking at the view.”“You can see it from virtually every part of the house.”72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.A luxurious master bedroom and bathroom suite spans the entire top floor, with features including an internal spa bath and an adjoining private rooftop entertaining area with an outdoor jacuzzi.72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.Ray White – East Brisbane selling agent Garry Price said the Ian Webb designed home offered family living on a grand scale with a home cinema, billiards room, wine cellar and top-floor main bedroom retreat.The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 72 McGahan St, Carina Heights.Peardon said the home would be perfect for a family with teenagers.“Our children went to Somerville House and Churchie – we didn’t find it onerous at all,” he said. “This home is in a part of the suburb where it’s easy to get to highways and into the city.”last_img read more

Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week — Nelson Curling Club Champions

first_imgIn the Friday Night Mixed league, Team Haynes triumphed 10-6 over the Winters/Grainger rink to claim the overall title.The rink includes, Ken Haynes, Chris Haynes, Sandi Haynes and Gloria Beecham (spare).In the men’s event, the Roger May foursome outlasted the Salviulo rink to clinch the crown.The team includes, skip Roger May, Steve Greenwood, Jamie Tedesco, and Graham Jamin.The May rink also won the right to represent Nelson in the B.C. Club Challenge (Kootenays) in Invermere at the end of March.In the Ladies event, Kelli May rink edged out Sherri McIvor for the top prize. The May rink includes, Kalyn May, Erin May, Jade May and Kelli May. (See men’s and ladies rink pictures below.) Nothing like St. Paddy’s Day falling on the same night at the Nelson Curling Club crowning its club champions.So there was plenty of curling spirit flowing as the club celebrated its 2012 winners.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to recognize all the winning rinks with Team of the Week accolades.The winning rinks from the three leagues include:last_img read more