Hot off the ‘press’

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The TAC Auxiliary will be offering cards featuring deceased Troy artists that wil become available during TroyFest at the end of April.TAC Auxiliary to offer cards featuring deceased Troy artistsThe Troy Arts Council Auxiliary’s latest project is hot off the “press” and ready to package.Although the TAC Auxiliary’s note card collection won’t be available for purchase until TroyFest April 27 and 28, Susan Berry said that, just the promise of it, is generating a lot of interest. Published 11:00 pm Friday, April 5, 2013 “Some are more masculine, like Marsha Rice’s elephant, while others, like Roxie Dunbar’s irises are more feminine. The note card collection also includes Alice Thornton’s spinning wheel, Jane Brantley’s cane mill, Jean Lake’s tenant house and Sarah Johnson’s old swimming hole.”There are no printed messages on the cards.“You give the note cards your own personal touch by saying what you want to say and how you want to say it,” Berry said. “These note cards will be treasured because they are by Troy artists and depict things that are so dear to us.”The Troy Arts Council Auxiliary’s note card collection is packaged six to a pack and will be sold for $10. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Email the author Book Nook to reopen Hot off the ‘press’ Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The note cards will feature the artwork of six deceased Troy artists,” Berry said. “The reason for our doing the note cards is that there will be an exhibition of artwork by deceased Troy artists at the Johnson Center for the Arts later in the year.“The TAC Auxiliary is always looking for ways to raise funds for the Troy Arts Council and that upcoming show inspired us to do the note cards featuring deceased artists, Jane Brantley, Roxie Dunbar, Sarah Johnson, Jean Lake, Marsha Rice and Alice Thornton.”Berry said the note cards are for every occasion. By Jaine Treadwell Print Article The note cards will be on sale, for the first time, at the TAC table at TroyFest 2013 in downtown Troy. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Woman airlifted after house fire in Troy Photos by Robbyn Brooks   A Troy woman was transported by helicopter for medical care after a house fire on… read more By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Efficiency Vermont honors the ‘Best Of The Best’ in energy-efficient building

first_imgAlmost everyone says that they believe in energy efficiency, but nationally-known researcher (and keynote speaker) Suzanne Shelton has found that this belief doesn’t always convert to energy action.  What can we do to change that, and what are the latest residential and building trends to make it even easier?Shelton, president and CEO of The Shelton Group, a Knoxville, TN-based firm that tracks consumer attitudes about sustainability, living green and choosing energy efficiency, will be giving the keynote speech at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10.  Other hot topics at the conference include:Financing Energy Efficiency. Nationally, conversation about a new form of energy finance, known as property-assessed clean-energy programs or “PACE is growing. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation s Peter Adamczyk will delve into PACE programs and more.Net-Zero and Passive Buildings. National experts from the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Passive House Institute, and Efficiency Vermont, as well as representatives of local firms will explain how these types of structures contribute to dramatic energy savings.The New Frontier of Lighting. A smarter approach to efficient lighting comprehensive lighting design will be introduced alongside new efficiency lighting design incentives available through Efficiency Vermont.  NEW CONSTRUCTION, LARGE BUILDINGS (>=20,000 sq. ft.)Honor AwardProject: Courtyard at Given, University of Vermont College of Medicine (Burlington, VT)Firm: Black River Design (Montpelier, VT)Merit AwardProject: Heritage Aviation (South Burlington, VT)Firm: TruexCullins (Burlington, VT)MAJOR RENOVATION (GUT REHAB)Honor AwardProject: Aiken Hall, Champlain College (Burlington, VT)Firm: Smith Alvarez Sienkiewycz Architects (Burlington, VT) Commercial Building Design & Construction:Projects for the University of Vermont s College of Medicine, Champlain College and the Putney School took top honors. Projects for the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park and Heritage Aviation received merit awards.The new interior courtyard at the UVM College of Medicine s Given Building, created by Black River Design using the existing building infrastructure, is pending LEED Gold certification. An element of the design is an energy recovery ventilation unit, which reduces energy usage by minimizing the energy required to condition outside air. It does so by reclaiming energy from the building s return air and introduces this energy into the outdoor air before it is delivered into the building supply air. The approximate recovery efficiency of the unit is 80 percent. Energy-efficient lighting design reduces the building s lighting power density by 60 percent via occupancy sensors and daylighting controls.Maclay Architects designed an innovative Net-Zero energy field house for the Putney School, reducing its carbon footprint by an estimated 100 percent. A number of energy efficiency measures, from a super-insulated building envelope to efficient new light fixtures, bring the building s energy use down by 55 percent from that allowed by the Vermont Energy Code. The building generates all of its annual energy needs through the on-site solar photovoltaic tracker array. The field house is on track for a LEED platinum certification.Vermont ENERGY STAR® Homes Residential New Construction:Kingdom Construction, Black River Design and developer Jack Dator took top honors for the Bear Path Townhomes in East Burke. Energy recovery ventilation is incorporated and each home is outfitted with ENERGY STAR appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers and efficient light fixtures. Homes in Brattleboro, Hinesburg and Norwich also received top honors.Homes Performance with ENERGY STAR Residential Energy Efficiency Renovation:William Morrissey of Weatherization Works of Dorset won the grand prize for work completed for under $5,000. The winning home, located in Bennington, was built in 1950 with little insulation. Energy efficiency was improved through extensive insulation and air sealing; a programmable thermostat and CFLs also contribute additional energy savings. Now, the house is air-tight with annual savings of more than 1,000kWh. Renovations by Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractors in Barre City, Fairfax, Shelburne, Warren and Dummerston were also honored.The complete list of award winners is as follows: Energy-smart building is on the rise in Vermont. This year, Efficiency Vermont experienced a notable increase in entries to its Best of the Best Awards, honoring the best in energy-efficient commercial and residential design and construction in Vermont. Award recipients will be recognized at Efficiency Vermont s 2010 Better Buildings by Design Conference, taking place on Wednesday and Thursday February 10 and 11, 2010, in Burlington. The conference focuses on energy-efficient building design, construction and renovation and is attended by more than 1,000+ people. Vermont builders and contractors entered their work in three areas of energy efficiency: commercial new construction and major renovation, residential new construction and residential renovation. In just the commercial category, Efficiency Vermont saw a 50 percent increase in entries. SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOMES Winning HomeBuilder: Chuck Reiss, Reiss Building & Renovation (Hinesburg, VT)Home Location: Hinesburg, VT SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOMES 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft.Winning HomeBuilder: Steve Davis, Steve Davis Construction (Hartford, VT)Home Location: Norwich, VTSINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOMES > 3,000 sq. ft.Winning HomeBuilder: Denny Frehsee, Williams & Frehsee, Inc. (Brattleboro, VT)Home Location: Brattleboro, VTSINGLE FAMILY ATTACHED HOMESWinning ProjectProject: Bear Path Townhomes, East Burke, VTDeveloper: Jack Dator, Professional Real Estate Services (Fall River, MA)Designer: John Rahill & Jesse Remick, Black River Design (Montpelier, VT)Builder: Karl Chaffee & Tom Barrup, Kingdom Construction (Newport, VT)Best of the Best in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Award WinnersRecognizing excellence in energy efficiency renovations in Vermont homes.RETROFIT UNDER $5,000Grand PrizeContractor: William Morrissey, Weatherization Works (Dorset, VT)Home Location: Bennington, VTHonorable MentionContractor: Paul Zabriskie, EnergySmart of Vermont (Barre, VT)Home Location: Barre City, VTRETROFIT FROM $5,000 to $15,000Grand PrizeContractor: John Ashton, Ashton Thermal (East Fairfield, VT)Home Location: Fairfax, VTHonorable MentionContractor: James Bradley, Caleb Contracting LLC (Cambridge, VT)Home Location: Shelburne, VTRETROFIT OVER $15,000Grand PrizeContractor: Brad Cook, Building Performance Services (Warren, VT)Home Location: Warren, VTHonorable MentionContractor: Keith Abbott, Thermal House (Jamaica, VT)Home Location: Dummerston, VTEfficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. Efficiency Vermont is currently operated by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an independent organization under contract to the Vermont Public Service Board. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1986. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com(link is external).Source: Efficiency Vermont.center_img Best of the Best in Commercial Building Design & Construction Award WinnersRecognizing innovative and integrated design approaches for energy efficiency in Vermont’s commercial, institutional, industrial, and multifamily buildings. Best of the Best in Vermont ENERGY STAR® Homes Award WinnersHonoring exceptional achievement in new homes receiving ENERGY STAR qualification. NEW CONSTRUCTION, SMALL BUILDINGS (Honor AwardProject: Putney School Field House (Putney, VT)Firm: Maclay Architects (Waitsfield, VT)Merit AwardProject: Forest Center & Wood Barn, Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park (Woodstock, VT)Firm: Smith Alvarez Sienkiewycz Architects (Burlington, VT) ###last_img read more

2017 AfroBasket Women: D’Tigress Cruise Into The Semi-Final, Defeat Côte d’Ivoire 43 – 98

first_imgMore to follow shortly…RelatedVIDEO: Watch How D’Tigress Crush Côte d’Ivoire To Make AfroBasket Semi FinalAugust 26, 2017In “Nigeria”Leonardo MalokuJune 30, 2017Similar post2017 Afrobasket: D’Tigers Edge Past Côte d’Ivoire To Begin Title Defence With A VictorySeptember 8, 2017In “National Team” D’Tigress of Nigeria cruised into the semi final of the 2017 AfroBasket Women Championships in Mali defeating Côte d’Ivoire 43 – 98 in the quarter final.Points Per Quarter1st: Nigeria 23-13 Côte d’Ivoire2nd: Nigeria 23-2 Côte d’Ivoire3rd: Nigeria 25-17 Côte d’Ivoire4th: Nigeria 27-11 Côte d’Ivoirelast_img