A stunning three-level Currumbin home changed the mind of downsizers Frank and Tina Bondolfi

first_img7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.The four-bedroom home includes high ceilings and a wine cellar.The couple said they were selling to follow their original plan through. “We’re definitely downsizing this time,” he said. 7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.Mr Bondolfi described the design as spacious with a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living. “There was plenty of room for the grandkids and the kitchen opens to a half-covered half-open patio,” he said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.“We inspected a few homes but when we entered this one on Currumbin Crest, we were blown away,” he said. Mr Bondolfi said after eight years he hadn’t grown tired of it. “I wake up at 5am for work and the first thing I do is make a cup of coffee and head straight to the patio,” he said. center_img 7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.SOMETIMES things don’t go to plan when you buy a house.Frank and Tina Bondolfi are no strangers to this feeling. The couple had a grand plan to downsize when they sold their Palm Beach home but what they did instead a decade ago was even better. Mr and Mrs Bondolfi ended up swapping their family home for three levels of luxury in Currumbin. “We were supposed to be downsizing but we upsized,” Mr Bondolfi said.The grandfather-of-two said the spectacular views were responsible.last_img read more

Boat bursts into flames, 2 injured

first_imgTwo people had to abandon ship after their boat burst into flames at John’s Pass, off Treasure Island and Madeira Beach on Friday.Officials say the boat caught fire when the two people aboard refueling to the ship.The boat began burning in the middle of the water and then sunk, prompting the passengers to jump into the water.The pair suffered minor burns and reportedly took themselves to the hospital after the incident.The cause of the explosion and fire are now under investigation.last_img

Ellsworth twins compete in YMCA diving nationals in Florida

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.center_img Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Two Ellsworth divers spent the latter half of April break in South Florida over the weekend competing in the YMCA’s national diving championships in Fort Lauderdale.Twelve-year-old twins Kiera and Kaela Springer competed in 1-meter division of the girls’ 12-13 age group Thursday through Sunday against some of the nation’s top youth divers. The two represented the Bangor YMCA as the first Ellsworth natives to ever participate in the competition.The twins are daughters of Ellsworth’s Doug and Kristel Springer, who opened Springers Gymnastics Center on the Bucksport Road back in 2005. Diving and gymnastics, their father said, are two sports that go hand in hand with one another.“It’s a natural transition because of the aerobic aspect of it,” said Doug Springer, who also coaches the gymnastics team at Springers. “If you’re talented at one and enjoy it, you’re probably going to feel the same about the other. Many of the gymnasts here are also divers.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlthough the twins were faced with some of the country’s most talented youth divers, the two were still able to hold their own. Kiera finished 15th with a final score of 211.65, and Kaela finished the competition in 17th with a final score of 206.95.“Our girls had their best meet of the season with their best scores so far,” Doug Springer said “It was a very positive experience for them.”Despite swimming’s popularity throughout Ellsworth and Hancock County, the same chances on the diving board are much harder to find than they are elsewhere in the state. The twins had to compete with the Bangor YMCA because the Down East Family YMCA does not have a diving platform.Yet that hasn’t hindered the Springer twins so far, and the two plan on going even further. Doug Springer said his daughters want to be the first divers on the Ellsworth swim team when they reach the high school level in less than three years’ time.“They just love the sport and everything about it,” Springer said. “We’re excited to see where it takes them from here.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

FIFA impressed with transparent election of GFA President Kurt Okraku

first_imgWorld football governing body FIFA has congratulated Kurt Okraku following his election as the new President of the Ghana Football Association.Okraku emerged winner after three rounds of voting and was endorsed by 93 delegates following the decision of his closest rival George Afriyie to concede defeat.He succeeds Kwesi Nyantakyi who resigned after a documentary titled Number 12 uncovered wide spread corruption within his administration.Okraku who is Executive Director of Dreams FC has pledged to make the game of football attractive again especially to the corporate world.FIFA representative and observer Luka Nikola stated that he was generally impressed with the manner in which the election was conducted.“On behalf of FIFA congratulations to the new President Mr Kurt Okraku and the entire executive council for being elected.We were here today as observers for FIFA and we observed a very transparent, democratic and well organized elective congress,” he told Citi Sports.The election of Okraku now paves way for the start of the Ghana Premier League which has been slated for the 3rd of November.last_img read more

I HOPE I’M NOW KNOWN AS MARK MCHUGH’S FATHER – MARTIN MCHUGH

first_imgAn emotional Martin McHugh has paid tribute to his son Mark.The Kilcar man was working for RTE today and was pictured at full-time running to his son and giving him a huge hug.McHugh Snr could be seen crying tears and speaking privately to his son. Martin McHugh paid tribute to his lad and said he has had to become a footballer the hard way.“It was never easy for him growing up and there was always a little pressure on him.“He was always known as Martin’s McHughs son and I would like to think now that I will be known as Mark McHugh’s father,” said Martin.   I HOPE I’M NOW KNOWN AS MARK MCHUGH’S FATHER – MARTIN MCHUGH was last modified: September 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Mark McHughMartin McHughlast_img read more