Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Foodbank is hosting the Pack to Give Back event in Barre with support from Hannaford Supermarkets. Along with volunteers, the Vermont Foodbank will pack 400 holiday food boxes and distribute them to families in Washington County. “No one should have to worry about whether they will have the nutritious food they need – especially during the holiday season,” said Samara Bushey, who is Hannaford’s Director of Operations in Vermont. “Hannaford is thrilled to partner with the Vermont Foodbank to help hundreds of local families celebrate traditions surrounding special meals.”“Not only does a meal provide life-sustaining nutrition, it also brings people together to create lasting memories,” says Vermont Foodbank CEO, John Sayles. “We are here to help ensure that all of our neighbors can celebrate the season and create new memories together over the joy of a shared meal.”WHEN & WHERE: Distribution to Families Vermont Foodbank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, Vermont(link is external)Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 10AM – 2PMVolunteers from Hannaford, Dealer.com,Senator Sanders’ staff confirmed, Senator Sanders invitedWHAT: Holiday meal distribution, vouchers have already been distributed. WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANYONE WITHOUT A VOUCHER.WHO: 400 families will receive a holiday meal box. Volunteers and Foodbank staff will be on hand to help families get the food they need, just in time for the holidays.About the Vermont FoodbankVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. In FY2017, the Vermont Foodbank distributed nearly 12 million pounds of food to 153,100 Vermonters. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. Learn more at www.vtfoodbank.org(link is external),Yes
Shea Homes Arizona opened three new model homes, Saturday, featuring Shea3D innovation in Eastmark, a master-planned community in Mesa.Ambition at Eastmark, located Ray and Ellsworth Roads at Eastmark Parkway, will offer 99 home sites, with minimum lot sizes of 45 feet by 120 feet and homes ranging from 1,723-2,869 square feet.The Shea3D plans available are named Dream, Hope, Passion, and Desire with 3 to 4 bedroom options and pricing starting in the mid $250,000’s. Buyers will be able to choose between 12 unique home layouts based on the various combinations for the four YourPlans and three lifestyle centric spaces available.Eastmark ranked in the Top 10 Master-Planned Communities in the nation for 2015. It offers the convenience of being near various golf clubs and shopping, as well as the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.The QC District, a 20- acre development, recently broke ground only miles away from Eastmark, which will offer residents new shopping, dining and entertainment options. Closer to home, Eastmark Great Park, inspired by some of the world’s most famous urban parks, hosts fun endeavors from yoga and fitness programs to festival events. Education is also the heart of neighborhood offering two charter schools within Eastmark.As for the homes, Shea3D is an all-new, patent-pending way of building that provides home buyers with a decision they’ve never had before – the opportunity to choose from a variety of interchangeable lifestyle-driven spaces within each floor plan, also known as “YourPlans”.Shea3D allows customers to choose from three unique main living spaces – outdoor-centric, entertainment-centric, or kitchen-centric, empowering the customer to select the one that best fits their lifestyle.“Ensuring quality and livability are top priorities at Shea Homes, but a homeowner’s individuality is never put second,” said Ken Peterson, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes Arizona. “We are pleased to bring our Shea3D plans to the thriving Eastmark community and give buyers the homes they can personalize to their lifestyle.”These homes are also built for optimum energy efficiency and carry the newly upgraded Energy Star 3.0 rating. They have multiple distinct features from other area builders including the Environments for Living (EFL) designation, which is a two year guarantee that the home heating and cooling won’t exceed a specified energy limit. If the home goes over the guarantee, a refund of the difference is given.
Author: Priyanka Ann Saini Australia’s new icebreaker, Nella Dan II is being built at Damen Shipyard Galati in Romania.The first building block of Australia’s new icebreaker was welded into place at a keel laying ceremony last month in Romania. The concept and tender design of the vessel was done by Knud E. Hansen. Unique to the vessel is a hybrid propulsion system to provide both the high power needed for icebreaking and silent running for science operations. Sensitive acoustic instruments are mounted on dual drop keels and multi-beam bathymetric sonars will enable sea floor mapping. Flexible and modular science laboratories will provide scientists with diverse facilities.Managing Director, Mr. Finn Wollesen attended the ceremony, along with Mr. Rasmus Nygaard from Friends of Nella Dan. They came bearing a Danish coin, depicting the Danish Crown Prince Frederik, and his wife – Princess Mary, who originates from Australia. According to maritime tradition, attaching the coins to the keel will bring fair winds, speed, and good luck.Image Courtesy: Knud E. HansenCoins from Romania, Holland, Denmark and Australia sit alongside in recognition of each countries contribution to the design and construction of the ship.Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, due to arrive in Hobart in 2020, will be the main lifeline to Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research stations.
Related Topics According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in adding veteran point guard Jose Calderon of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut.“Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon and Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut, league sources tell ESPN.com, have emerged as two players who greatly interest the Cavs in their search for bench help,” Stein writes.Yet this is where we have to point out that merely monitoring, as they say in those commercials, isn’t the same as fixing the problem. Actually finding a way to acquire even one of those three intriguing potential contributors is another matter entirely.The Cavs know trading for Calderon, Bogut or Williams is highly unlikely given Cleveland’s various salary-cap and asset limitations. The best they can realistically hope for is that one or more of those three gets bought out after the trade deadline and eventually hits the free-agent market.Another pesky complication: Neither Bogut nor Williams, according to the latest signals emanating from Big D, is said to be particularly interested in a buyout if they’re still with the Mavericks after the Feb. 23 buzzer for trades.It sounds like this is more of wishful thinking on the part of the Cavs, but perhaps Calderon (35) would be eager to make a run for his first championship of his eight season career.Bogut was “disappointed” with the way Golden State rewarded him after helping the Warriors win a championship in 2015 and make back-to-back Finals appearances, so that could be motivation for him to be willing to come to the Cavs if he was bought out.For what it’s worth Bogut said he “understood” the decision to get rid of him in the process of acquiring Kevin Durant, but one can’t help but imagine beating the Warriors head-to-head in the Finals would be a sweet form of revenge.The Cavs’ luxury tax situation will continue to be an obstacle for the team to overcome, but if players value the chance at a championship more than getting the highest possible salary, there’s an opportunity for Cleveland to acquire some valuable veterans at a discount.We will continue to update this story as more details emerge. Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.