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

Amid pandemic, people are buying plenty of ski equipment

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — At Berger’s Ski and Snowboard shop in Downtown Binghamton, ski and snowboarding equipment is everywhere. He adds that he believes a lot of people who haven’t skied in a while most likely will this year. And says that more people will want to stay local to ski, instead of flying out west. He also says skiing is an attractive option this year since it is a natually, socially distant sport: you wear gloves, mask, and are feet apart from others, when you are wearing your skis. But Owner James Sherrick, says it all might be gone sooner than you think. Sherrick says that compared to last year’s sales, this year, sales have almost doubled. He says people have been purchasing everything from skis, to snowboards, to even cross country skis. last_img read more

QLD homes scoop national awards

first_imgMore from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoTeneriffe House by Vokes and Peters (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES. Clean modern lines at Teneriffe House by Vokes and Peters (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.Two Brisbane renovation projects tied to take out the House Alteration and addition over 200 sqm national award.The jury citation said Teneriffe House by Vokes and Peters was “delightfully sculptural and elegantly crafted”, respecting “the culturally significant 1909 Brisbane house, which was originally designed by AB Wilson”.“It’s easy to imagine garden parties here, with guests promenading through the cloister on arrival. Subtropical Brisbane is blessed with such caring custodians of its rich timber Queenslander tradition in this sublime contribution to the landscape and fabric of the city.” Ten suburbs where you might find a bargain Almost archaeological in its approach was Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.The national Garden or Landscape Award was won by Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architecture.The jury citation said it was “part building and part archaeological dig” with a carport and store, a terrace and pool put into the site.“The skill of the designers is particularly evident in the fact that the site appears to have been deconstructed to reveal a pre-suburban landscape … This is a poetic solution to the Aussie suburban “must haves”.”The Houses Awards are in their ninth year. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Mix of materials at Brisbane Riverbank House by Owen Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography SIMON DEVITT.The joint winner was Brisbane Riverbank House by Owen Architecture, an extension that was “an addition to an existing home for a car collector who had asked for a dwelling that would enable a simple way of living, with spaces for family and friends to enjoy together”.The jury described it as “a masterful balance between traditional elements of the existing 1930s home and a contemporary living landscape that greatly expands life’s possibilities on this suburban site”. Brisbane Riverbank House by Owen Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography SIMON DEVITT. Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES. MORE: Would you buy six houses at once? The Garden Bunkie by Reddog (Brisbane, QLD) won the sustainability award. Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES. Rugby league star offloads luxury house The Garden Bunkie by Reddog (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.A tiny ‘granny bunker’, two renovations and a garden transformation were among Queensland homes that scooped up national awards Friday night.The 2019 Houses Awards “recognise the ability to challenge architectural norms”, according to 2019 juror Lindy Atkin, co-director of Bark Architects. “This year’s winning projects are all very sensitive to site and context; they’re tactile. They’re much more about place-making and space-making than they are about form-making, which is a really good thing. They respect what has come before them, particularly in the alteration and addition and heritage categories.” Serious indoor-outdoor flow. Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.The Brisbane granny flat — the Garden Bunkie by Reddog — took out the coveted sustainability award after a “long deliberation” by the jury.“This small building, akin to a granny flat, is called the “bunkie” in reference to the name given to humble Ontario guest cottages,” the jury citation said.Its modesty won the jury over, as well as its use of timber and simple materials, plus the fact it was designed around existing trees.The architects had described the garden bunkie as a cross between “a garden shed” and “a timber paling fence”, working off the tiny home movement. 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