Your Southern Garden

first_imgGet a sneak peek at a secret orchid garden and learn about container plants for shade on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves June 18 at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. On a visit to Callaway Gardens, show host Reeves is blindfolded and led to a secret orchid garden. Horticulture expert Hank Bruno shares his beautiful terrestrial orchids, but not their location.While at Callaway Gardens, Reeves also visits with Sheila Kanotz to learn about designing containers with plants that have only texture and leaf color to create interest.Curly-leaf kale has lots of texture. Reeves talks about one of his favorite plants and how to use it in the landscape. If insects love your garden, don’t miss University of Florida entomologist Steven Arthurs’ identification of several common six-legged creatures. “Your Southern Garden,” produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UF IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by sponsorship from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Clemson Cooperative Extension.Watch “Your Southern Garden” on select public TV stations in Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. Check local listings for details.last_img read more

Bilambil Heights home was the perfect match for first time home buyers who love the beach

first_img10 Mount Bilinga Circuit Bilambil Heights“We really like entertaining so the triple stacker doors are perfect for opening the kitchen area up to the Alfresco.“The kitchen itself is one of our favourite places in the house because we can keep an eye on the girls playing, the house is very open-plan.” 10 Mount Bilinga Circuit Bilambil HeightsMr Kane said while location was at the top of his list, he has added a few of his own touches on the home. “We added a pool in for the kids and we did the garden up ourselves,” he said.The swimming pool also features a contemporary water feature and LED lights.“Mel and I like to get our hands dirty so we did what we could ourselves. 10 Mount Bilinga Circuit Bilambil HeightsFIRST time homebuyers Jase and Mel Kane wanted their first home to be modern, functional and close to the beach.The couple bought the block in 2011 to build a Metricon Home that had an indoor-outdoor style and enough space to raise their two young daughters Milla, four, and Tessa, one. 10 Mount Bilinga Circuit Bilambil HeightsThe four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is spread out on a 728sq m block and includes easterly views over the Tweed Broadwater. “It is only a seven minute drive to the beach,” Mr Kane said.“Mel and I really liked the neighbourhood and how it is positioned; there is one way in and one way out.“It shaped like a loop which makes it feel very residential, our neighbours are people who are have built here to live and raise young families like us.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 10 Mount Bilinga Circuit Bilambil HeightsThe house includes a children’s retreat, gallery style kitchen with modern pendant lighting and Caesar stone benchtops.Located at 10 Mount Bilinga Circuit, the property is 10 minutes to the Gold Coast.last_img read more

Student Athletes

first_imgI know you have read several blogs about the academic achievements of local athletes.  Two-time state champ, Curtis Eckstein, was one of the top graduates recently at Oldenburg Academy.  Mary  & Sarah Poltrack were top students at BHS as well as record breakers in track and cross county.  If you read the Herald Tribune’s tribute to Batesville, East Central, and Oldenburg Academy’s top students, you will notice that a lot of them not only excelled in the classroom but on the athletic field as well.For many years Batesville High School, a 4-star scholastic school system, has had more Academic All-State athletes per student population than any other high school in the state of Indiana.  Too many media outlets want to jump on athletes who get in trouble.  It is much nicer to write about those who quietly go about excelling in everything they do.last_img read more

Minor Hockey Weekend Results

first_imgSunday’s game was a different story with the local boys coming out strong gunning for first place. The final score was 7- 1 for the Flyers with a strong team effort. The offence was led by the line of Cayle Bell (3 goals, 1 assist), Bacso ( 3 assists) and Stragier (1 goal, 1 assist). Other scoring was provided by Brett Young, Brett Howard and Ryder with singles and Pedersen and Anderson chipping in with assists. Kyle Bakstad had a solid effort in goal making 31 saves. The Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers played in the Chetwynd tournament this past weekend. The Flyers first game against a very strong Hythe team was a lopsided affair losing 22 – 4. Tristan Nielsen led the flyers offense with a hat trick, Spencer Prieur added a goal and an assist and Aiden Craig-Steele chipped in two assists. The Flyers went into their second game, against the host Chetwynd team, needing a win to move on to the semi’s. The Flyers took an early lead on a goal by Adam Melnyk but Chetwynd managed to tie the score before the end of the first. Chetwynd took a 2-1 lead in the second but a nice goal by Nielsen tied it at 2.  Keenan Gallagher finished off a graet play by Aiden Craig-Steele to give the Flyers a 3 -2 lead. With only 3 minutes remaining Chetwynd managed to tie the game on a power play goal. Chetwynd took this momentum into the next shift and scored the winner with less then 2 minutes left on the clock. An empty net goal sealed the victory for Chetwynd winning 5-3.       The Rangers scored early in the second to take a 3-1 lead but it was all Flyers after that.  Wood shot in Bateman’s rebound and then Lang netted his second from James Bowie to tie the game at three at the end of the second period.      Nolan Lagace gave the Flyers the lead with eight minutes left to play from Salina Edward’s pass and Harris was able to give the Flyers a little breathing room when he slammed one home from Mulligan and Sheldon Loewen.  This proved to be the final goal of the game.  Delfs earned the win in net.        The Flyers then joined their sponsor Ross H. MacLean in Centennial Park for the lighting of the Olympic torch.  The Flyers are off to Quesnel for a tournament next weekend.  Petroleum Association Midget FlyersAdvertisement This weekend the Petroleum Association Midget Flyers swept a two game home series against the Dawson Creek team to complete league play in First Place. The first game on Saturday was a tight affair with neither team wanting to make the first mistake. The Flyers broke things open in the second period with defensemen Adam Bilodeau and Wyatt Anderson scoring for a 2 – 0 lead. Brennan Stragier (2 assists), Michael Bacso and Sean Ryder provided the helpers. A combination of a strong  effort by the defensemen consisting of Chad Roberts, Brendan Beamish, Ryder, Dayne Pedersen, Anderson, Bilodeau and solid goaltending by Travis Mclean shut down Dawson Creek resulting in a 2 – 0 win. Below are local minor hockey results from the weekend.  If you have local sports story, submit them to [email protected] H. MacLean Pee Wee Flyerscenter_img – Advertisement –  On Saturday, the Pee Wee AA Flyers had their closest game against the Grande Prairie AA Titans and scored first with a nice passing play when Alex Hartman slipped one in from Ricky Bateman and Tyler Wood.  Grande Prairie scored the next four before Ralph Jarratt ripped one in from the point.  It looked promising when Aiden Harris slammed one in a couple of minutes later from Jarratt and Lang, to bring the Flyers within one.       In the third the Flyers had numerous chances but it was only Grande Prairie who could find the net and they added one to make it a 5-3 final.  Lane Delfs started and finished the game in net but Colten Lancaster had to enter the game for 15 minutes in the middle due to equipment problems.       On Sunday the Flyers results were better as they defeated High Prairie 5-4 in the morning game.  Lang started the scoring when he picked off a pass and rushed in and scored one unassisted. Ryan Mulligan blasted one from the point to give the Flyers their second goal. Brysan Eklund tipped in Jordan Kosinsky’s shot from the point to tie the game at three.  Ricky Bateman netted one from Hartman and Wood.  Harris scored the winning goal for the Flyers.  Lancaster picked up the win between the pipes.       The Flyers final All Peace Game was a success when they beat the Spirit River Rangers to take second place in the league.  Lang got the Flyers on the board first when he put in Harris’ rebound four minutes into the game.   Spirit River answered back with two of their own to take a 2-1 lead into the second frame.Advertisement The Midget Flyers will now be playing the Rycroft team for the League playoff championship later in February. Next up for the boys is a tournament next weekend in Dawson CreekPimm’s Production Atom Flyers In the consolation final the Flyers played Hudson Hope. The Flyers dominated the game winning 7-2. Nielsen had his second hat trick of the tourney while Konnor Sawyer, Kyle Kristmanson , Spencer Prieur, and Gallagher each scored for the Flyers. Assists came form Melnyk, Craig-Steele, Sawyer, Prieur, Kristmanson and and Nielsen. The Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers next action will be a home game this weekend against LeCrete.last_img read more