first_img68, of Secaucus, formally of Bayonne, passed away on April 26, 2017 at the Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus. Tom, as he was known by all, was born in Jersey City and has resided in Bayonne before settling in Secaucus many years ago. He was employed as a mechanic with the United Parcel Service (UPS) for 25 years prior to his retirement. Tom was predeceased by his parents Timothy and Stephanie (Ruchala) Blazejowicz and his brother John Blazejowicz. Left to cherish his memory are his cousins, Veronica Matko; Frank Ruchala; Helen Fedors, and Walter Koscienski and their families. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

NA appoints first female president

first_imgShirley Ryder was installed as the NA’s 112th president at its annual conference. Mrs Ryder succeeds Colin Fulcher, who runs the Lilleys Bakery chain in Essex. The new president elect is Mike Holling, retail operations manager of Birds of Derby. Mrs Ryder is the youngest president and only woman to wear the chain of office: “We’ve done it ladies, we have reached the top, she said.”last_img

Rising Star Marcus King Extends 2016 Tour Schedule

first_imgThe Marcus King Band has added a number of tour dates to their 2016 calendar. Hailing from Greenville, SC and spearheaded by 19-year old blues guitar player Marcus King, MKB is coming off a re-release of their 2014 album Soul Insight on vinyl and are currently in the studio working with Warren Haynes on their sophomore effort.19-Year-Old Marcus King Talks Family, Friends And The Future Of His Music [Interview]Including several festival appearances scheduled like SXSW, Mountain Jam and the All Go West Music Festival held in neighboring Asheville, NC, MKB will return to New York for three nights, March 2nd at the Rockwood Music Hall, March 4th at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre and March 5th at The Haunt in Ithaca. MKB will also play in support of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and TAUK at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC on April 17th.Check out the Marcus King Band’s complete tour dates below:Marcus King Band 2016 Tour Dates3/1 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint      3/2 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall    3/4 Port Chester, NY @ Garcia’s    3/5 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt   3/15-20 Austin, TX @ SXSW 3/24 Tupelo, MS @ Blue Canoe 4/2 S. Wimauma, FL @ WMNF April Fools Jam4/8 Huntington, WV @ V Club 4/9 Columbia, SC @ Canalside Park  4/15 Charlotte, NC @ Smoke Joe’s Cafe       4/17 Black Mountain, NC @ Pisgah Brewing Company*   5/21 Springfield, MO @ Stomp The Blues   5/28 Long Creek, SC @ Chattooga River Resort     6/2-5 Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam6/11 Tyron, NC @ Blue Ridge BBQ Fest  6/25 Asheville, NC @ All Go West Music Festival7/8 Nesopeck, PA @ Briggs Farm Blues Fest* With Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and TAUKlast_img read more

Terrapin Station At 40: All-Star Artists Discuss The Impact Of The Grateful Dead’s ’77 Studio Masterpiece

first_imgBy all measures, 1977 was a banner year for the Grateful Dead. The year featured some of the most storied and time-tested performances in the band’s decades-long touring career, with the ’77 spring tour alone including some of their best performances before Jerry Garcia‘s death. Books have been written, films made, and countless words exchanged discussing the group’s Cornell University’s Barton Hall performance on 5/8/77, the near-consensus most famous show the band ever played. Then there’s the following evening’s incredible show at War Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo (5/9/77), which is frequently used as an argument as to why Barton Hall is actually overrated (i.e. “Cornell ’77 wasn’t even the best show that week, man”). The two shows that preceded Cornell—at Boston Garden in Boston, MA (5/7/77) and Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, CT (5/5/77)—have also reached hallowed ground in the Grateful Dead archives. And the Dead’s historic year on stage in 1977 extends far beyond that single magical week in early May. Just listen to their 5/22/77 at The Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, FL. Or the San Francisco shows at the Winterland Arena in June. Or the Chicago shows on 5/12/77 and 5/13/77. Or their show at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ that Fall. The list goes on and on.And then, of course, there’s the Grateful Dead’s 1977 studio masterpiece, Terrapin Station, the band’s first album after their mid-70’s hiatus and arguably the most impressive and far-reaching album of their career. The songs and imagery established on Terrapin Station went on to become central pieces of live shows and Dead culture. The dancing turtles with tambourines from the album’s cover now adorn t-shirts, bumper stickers, breweries, venues, and the like. Tunes like Bob Weir original “Estimated Prophet,” performed in a complex, irregular meter, showcase the band’s hard-won rhythmic superpowers. The title medley that makes up the LP’s entire B-side (originally dubbed “Terrapin Part 1,” but frequently referred to as the “Terrapin Suite”) is easily the band’s most significant composition, with iconic melodies and lyrics that came to Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter in separate jolts of inspiration on the same day during a Bay Area lightning storm. The Terrapin Suite’s first three parts were reworked as a live number behind drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart‘s rhythmic arrangement and went on to become the most precious of jewels in the Dead’s live crown, the emotional centerpiece of any set in which it appears. Whatever your personal connection is to Terrapin, if you are a fan of the Grateful Dead, it’s more than likely that this album has moved you brightly in one way or another.Bob Weir And Phil Lesh To Perform “Terrapin Station” In Its Entirety At LOCKN’[LOCKN’ photo via Joshua Timmermans]This summer, in celebration of Terrapin Station‘s 40th anniversary, Weir will reunite with founding bassist Phil Lesh and his Terrapin Family Band, as well as vocalist Nicki Bluhm, to recreate the album in its entirety at LOCKN’. With the LP’s milestone birthday and this one-time-only performance by Phil and Bobby rapidly approaching, we talked to some of our favorite musicians—including Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), Grahame Lesh (Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North), Vinnie Amico (moe.), John “Barber” Gutwillig (Disco Biscuits), Neal Casal (Circles Around The Sun), Marcus King, and “Scrambled” Greg Ormont (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)—about Terrapin Station, its legacy, and its influence on them as musicians.What comes to mind when you think of the Grateful Dead’s Terrapin Station, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year?[Neal Casal photo via Jay Blakesberg]Neal Casal (Circles Around The Sun, Chris Robinson Brotherhood): “Terrapin Station reminds me of that great mid-to-late 70’s period when musicianship, technology, and songwriting all came together to turn record making into high art. The bar was so high at that point in terms of the way records were performed, engineered, and mixed. It’s a truly classic record that has aged beautifully and still sounds fresh today.”Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule): “The song ‘Terrapin Station’ is probably my favorite Grateful Dead song. Very infectious and completely unique—it defies categorization. I also love ‘Estimated Prophet.’”Grahame Lesh (Terrapin Family Band; Midnight North): “I mostly just think of the amazing songs that fill that album and how under-appreciated the entire thing seemed before this big anniversary. The entire band was at the top of their game when they made Terrapin Station, and despite anything the band members might say about not being a studio band, this is one of many ridiculously great collections of songs that they put out—highlighted by the ‘Terrapin Suite,’ of course.”[Marcus King photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.]Marcus King (The Marcus King Band): “When I think about ‘Terrapin Station,’ my first thought is turtles with tambourines—mainly because I love turtles.”Vinnie Amico (moe.): “I’m old!  Time flies. Also, that is one of my, if not my favorite, Grateful Dead studio records.”Greg Ormont (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong): “‘Terrapin Station’ always makes me think of my dad because it’s his favorite Dead album. The song itself is damn near perfect. Once you hear the opening chords, you know you’re in for a wild ride for the next 15-30 minutes, which is rare these days. What particular songs/sections/aspects of the album stand out to you and why?[Warren Haynes photo via Joshua Timmermans]Casal: “The ‘Terrapin Suite’ is just an absolutely masterful piece of composition and performance, the likes of which no one is even coming close to these days. It boggles the mind how they put the whole thing together and how long it must have taken to perfect it. I’ve always wondered how long it took for them to learn it and what the process of recording it was like. It must have been incredibly intense.”Haynes: “I really like the way the songs take the listener on a journey through different musical sections, some of which are very unexpected. That’s something I enjoy doing in my own music as well.”Lesh: “It changes each time I listen! I still think that version of ‘Estimated Prophet’ stands out as another highlight—there aren’t many great, hooky songs like that in 7/8 time signatures, and even fewer where the time signature helps it be that great instead of being a gimmick. The entire ‘Terrapin Suite’ is amazing to me as well because of its completeness. It’s rare to hear the whole thing performed, but when it is, it’s pretty stunning to think about the ambition that brought the entire Suite into the world.”King: “‘Estimated Prophet’ is a tune that comes to mind often when thinking about drum sounds for the studio. There is a presence about this particular record that lets you know exactly where you are.”Amico: “‘Estimated Prophet,’ ‘Samson & Delilah,’ ‘Passenger,’ and ‘Terrapin Station’ all stand out to me as great songs. ‘Estimated’ is in an odd meter, which makes the song very interesting to play and listen to. ‘Samson’ has a great drum groove and ripping solos by Jerry. ‘Passenger’ also has a great Jerry riff, and ‘Terrapin’ (the whole suite) is one of the prettiest yet most complex compositions that the Grateful Dead ever wrote in my opinion.”[Greg Ormont photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.]Ormont: “I’m a big fan of any opening lyrics that truly set the mood, and there’s just something about “let my inspiration flow in token rhymes suggesting rhythm” that I absolutely love. I guess it’s the calm before the storm.” John “Barber” Gutwillig (Disco Biscuits): “It makes me think about my ex-girlfriend. Whenever I’ve sang this song, she was always the lady with a fan. And she never forgave me for hesitating. ‘Which of you to gain me, tell, will risk uncertain pains of hell? I will not forgive you if you will not take the chance.’” What do you feel is the significance of Terrapin Station in the canon of the Grateful Dead and in American music as a whole?[Barber photo via Stephen Olker]Casal: “It’s one of the great rock records of all time, no question about it, if just for the Terrapin Suite alone. I’d say it holds a very high place on the list of great Dead records, and it’s a master class in songwriting and record-making for any young musician to study.”Lesh: “I’ll leave that to the musicologists! I know that I love this album, and I’m not alone, obviously, since we’re celebrating its 40th birthday.”Amico: “I think it is one of the prettiest songs that the band has ever written and was a staple in their live performances since it came out. I always enjoyed the show when they played ‘Terrapin.’”Barber: “It feels like the epic culmination of years of making great music by those guys. I feel like the Grateful Dead really made American folk music, and this is a kind of obscured and metaphoric accomplishment in that sense.”In what ways has “Terrapin” (either the album or the song, either live or recorded) affected you as a musician and/or music fan?[Vinnie Amico photo via Jay Blakesberg]Casal: “The song and record have affected me greatly, both as a musician and a fan. It’s taught me to strive for the highest level of beauty and creativity I can achieve, no matter what I’m doing. That’s what the best pieces of art do for us. They inspire us to aim higher and find the poetry in our own lives and pay it forward.”Lesh: “This happens with every Dead song I learn, but figuring out each and every one of these tunes has really been a learning experience for me. For example, the ‘Terrapin Suite’ is long and complex, but the ‘simpler’ part—’Lady With A Fan’—teaches you a lot about modes and melody. You can play the same scales over each chord. And learning to sing Estimated Prophet is a master course in vocal phrasing!”Amico: “The album and the song were both very influential on my drumming. ‘Estimated’ is one of the songs that taught me how to groove and improvise in odd meter. ‘Samson & Delilah’ embodied the rhythm section and really showed how well two drummers could work together to form such a driving groove. And ‘Terrapin Station’ was such a beautiful song, and so well written that was integral in my ability to arrange songs.”Barber: “As a musician, it sets the bar very high, especially in a melodic sense and in epic scope. As a fan, it’s an easy choice when wondering what to listen to.”Do you have any comment on Bob Weir and Phil Lesh reuniting to perform Terrapin Station in its entirety at LOCKN’ this summer?[Grahame Lesh photo via Doug Clifton]Casal: “I’ll be there with bells on, can’t wait to hear it! We’re fortunate that Phil and Bob are still here with us to perform this historic music.”Amico: “I wish I were going to be there to see it.  I hope they kill it.”Ormont: “Needless to say, I’m really excited to see that set, but I’m probably not as pumped as my dad!!”Barber: “It makes me happy that I’m playing LOCKN’ this year too  [with the Disco Biscuits].”Lesh: “Well, it’s pretty freaking cool that I’ll get to be on stage with them! I can’t wait. No other comment, but it’s going to be a great set for sure!”[UPDATE – 7/27/18]: As we celebrate the 41st-anniversary of Terrapin Station today, check out pro-shot footage of Bobby, Phil, Nicki Bluhm, and the Terrapin Family Band’s aforementioned 40th-anniversary performance of the album at LOCKN‘ 2017:Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, & The Terrapin Family Band w/ Nicki Bluhm – “Terrapin Station Suite” [Pro-Shot][Video: Relix]last_img read more

BSC presents Barrett Award to 2 College seniors

first_imgOn May 1, 2017, the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) presented the Joseph L. Barrett Award to Eric Hollenberg ’17 and Shivangi Parmar ’17. The award commemorates Joseph L. Barrett ’73 by honoring exceptional students who give their time to support their peers in developing more meaningful college experiences.Eric was honored for the many ways he supported the BSC’s Peer Tutoring Program. He helped to normalize and encourage fellow students to get tutoring help and inspired them to become peer tutors. He helped to create a community of peer tutors who supported one another in their learning and work. Eric exemplifies the values of commitment and follow-through.Shivangi was honored for her commitment as a BSC peer tutor, ESL peer consultant, and Reading Course assistant. As an ESL peer consultant, in particular, she inspired her fellow consultants by sharing ideas, strategies, and insights for facilitating conversational English and transforming the Harvard experience of non-native English speakers. Shivangi greets each challenge with a willing, tenacious, solution-oriented attitude.last_img read more

When will you be back? (A love letter from Cynthia’s cubicle)

first_img 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cynthia Kolko Cynthia Kolko manages community involvement and public relations activities for The Summit Federal Credit Union, which serves members across Western and Central New York. She is also The Summit’s copywriter, … Web: Details You’ve been working from home for nine weeks now. As your cubicle, I can attest that it’s not the same here on the 2ndfloor without you. And frankly, it won’t be the same when you return.A lot has changed in the world since your unmasked breath billowed here. We are adjusting the best we can, though as a cubicle, there’s only so much adjusting I can do. Down in the branch, employees are serving members left and right. People there, as well as up here, are helping in all sorts of ways. These things haven’t changed. We’ve always been essential.Me, I’m cleaner than ever. The maintenance crew comes more often, and I think they use stronger spray. The place smells like Lysol mixed with takeout food (there are employees here, after all). And though I’ve probably seen more real-life human faces in a week than you have all month, I’m still lonely. Funny how that works, right? Indeed, since you’ve been home, even the things that used to annoy me now seem charming: the way you tap your pen on the desk, that whoosh of the keyboard vacuum, random dry Cheerios that fall under the chair and get ground into the carpet. How I long for it all!The joints of your stand-up computer apparatus are stiff with disuse. The air may be free of viruses, but it’s also devoid of the jokes ping ponging over the wall between you and risk management. Honestly, I can’t imagine what those photos of your family are grinning at. Did I mention that you left a bag of healthy snacks in your drawer? Rest assured, no one here wants to eat them, either. Oh, and you didn’t rinse out your coffee cup. Should I throw it away now, or let you do it?The view outside your window continues to evolve, marred only by the occasional stinkbug. The stories we could tell! Remember the ice fisherman on the pond? The photographer weaving through the shrubs? The dirty seagull you thought was a bald eagle? And, let’s not forget the random items inside people’s trucks as they wait in the drive-up lanes below. You’d positively gawk at how much toilet paper one flatbed can hold.It’s hard to say what things will be like in a few weeks or months. No closed-room meetings? One person at a time in the kitchen area? No one knows what will stick. I don’t foresee too many shared plates of cookies on that meeting table in the back of the room. And, I think homemade soup days are, for the short term, in the can. The fitness room is off-limits, but with sunny days starting to eclipse overcast ones, you might not notice. Still, this is Upstate New York, so I wouldn’t put those snow boots away yet.I know you like it at home: visiting your parents during lunch, having your own bathroom, not spending that daily hour in the car. You like snacking on chocolate chips at your desk with no one thinking it’s weird. And isn’t it great to be with the kids mere seconds after your work’s done for the day? I must mention that you’re as productive as ever, churning out a deluge of stellar work (ahem).But by gosh, I’m sure you have fond memories of working without a meowing fur face between you and the keyboard. Without the shrieks from upstairs that the wifi is down. Without cursing the Instacart delivery that inexplicably got rescheduled to three days from today.You’re likely missing the open cocoon that I offer. Thirsty for the non-virtual interaction with your peers, many of whom would notice that you’re wearing yesterday’s trousers and have something stuck in your teeth. And, there’s no substitute for being able to pop into the boss’s office for feedback and clarification and to find out where she got those file folders with the coordinating patterns – oh, so cute.Maybe it’s silly to muse about what we don’t know yet. But, like the view out your window, each day brings one more step in a progression. What choice do we have but to keep plugging away at our daily tasks with an eye toward the future, same as always?While there will be a time when you return to the office in some fashion, I wouldn’t count on returning to the way things were in the world. Here’s what I see out that freshly-cleaned window: a future that’s murky, but also bright. You’ll see it too. And, I hope there’s a real bald eagle.last_img read more

Excerpts from the December edition of Harper’s Index

first_imgHOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)Some people hide their COVID-19 symptoms. Some people—like the one in this ICU unit—can’t.Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a weekExcerpts from the December edition of Harper’s Index: At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party:Divisions over ideology can be easily accepted in our party. We do have a big tent, and policy divisions are a reality we can learn to live with. Indeed, we have to live with them. Electoral realities mean that Democrats in the South have to be more moderate or conservative than those in the West Coast or in New England.But the hatred the establishment feels against Dean has nothing to do with ideology. Dean hasn’t paid his dues with the establishment. Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi has made his name working the campaigns of insurgent (hence anti-establishment) candidates like Jerry Brown. He is not part of the chummy inside-DC club of Democratic Party consultants.If Dean wins the nomination, he becomes the head of the Democratic Party. He gets to replace McAuliffe and fill the top ranks at the DNC. Suddenly, a “DNC Chairman Joe Trippi” is a real possibility, and for an establishment that has spent the better half of the last decade laughing at Trippi’s antics and dismissing him as a kook are suddenly standing on shaky ground.I always knew about the “establishment” distaste for Dean and Trippi, but Lizza’s piece puts the blame squarely on the Clinton crew.As the party’s split into Deaniacs and anti-Dean Clintonites unfolds, one of the most intriguing subplots concerns the machinations of Gore. Immediately after the Florida recount was decided in 2000, Gore’s senior aides were purged from the DNC and Clinton’s were installed. Some ex-Gore staffers are still bitter about the coup, and several express admiration for what Dean is doing.And Gore himself seems to be modeling his resurgence on the Dean phenomenon. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Hypothetical median income of full-time U.S. workers if income were distributed as evenly as it was in 1975: $92,000Actual [2020] median income of full-time U.S. workers: $50,000Percentage change since last year in the number of U.S. homes for sale: -35In the median home price: +11Percentage of Americans aged 18-29 who live with one or both of their parents: 52Rank of this percentage among the highest ever recorded in the United States: 1Percentage of Americans with symptomatic COVID-19 who deny having symptoms when asked by others: 34Who try to conceal their symptoms: 55Percentage by which men are more likely to try to conceal their symptoms than women: 32Percentage of Americans who think climate change poses a risk to people living in the United States: 61Who think it poses a risk to them personally: 43Portion of Democratic or Democratic-leaning Americans who are trying to “tune out” coronavirus news: 1/5Of Republican or Republican-leaning Americans who are: 2/5Percentage of U.S. Black Lives Matter protests in which no people were harmed and no property was damaged: 93 THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGTOP COMMENTS • RESCUED DIARIESQUOTATION“We don’t live in a world that suffers from doubt, but one that suffers from certainty, false certainties that compensate for the well of worldly anxieties and worries.”          ~~Les Back, The Art of Listening (2007)TWEET OF THE DAYx BLAST FROM THE PAST- Advertisement –last_img read more

Dražen Boban is the new president of the Association of Catering Activities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce

first_img“Our mission is to make catering a desirable and enjoyable activity for micro, small and medium enterprises and their employees. Caterers should be encouraged to get involved in the work of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on a daily basis and include representatives from all over Croatia and thus make the most of the extensive chamber infrastructure.”, Said Boban, emphasizing that togetherness is the key to success and called for the establishment of cooperation and partnership with all those who represent the interests of caterers at the level of the Republic of Croatia and the EU. Given the current situation, the focus will be on creating more favorable business conditions through tax and administrative relief for caterers, and in the work plan for 2020, among other things, Boban said an analysis of the current situation in the hospitality industry, active participation in creating development strategies tourism of the Republic of Croatia in the coming period, connecting caterers with family farms, raising quality through the placement of domestic food and products, encouraging wage growth and improving working conditions of employees in the hospitality industry and simplifying and accelerating the process of obtaining residence and work permits for foreign workers. At the plenary session of the Association of Catering Activities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Dražen Boban from the famous restaurant Vinodol was elected the new president, and Stipe Jelčić from Prokurative as his deputy. Photo: HGK Cover photo: Restaurant Vinodol FBlast_img read more

​Bring forward climate investments, Danish pension chiefs urge

first_img“We propose to bring forward more of the investments that the climate partnership for the financial sector will initiate to reach the climate goal of reducing Denmark’s CO2 emissions by 70%,” they said, referring to one of the 13 climate partnerships Denmark has set up covering different areas of the economy.The groups, which were formed in November, have recently handed in their reports and recommendations.Making these investments in sustainable renovations, energy investments and the infrastructure of the future would accelerate growth and keep the green transition on track, Mortensen and Polack said, at a time of fear that climate action would take lower priority than before the coronavirus outbreak.Despite the current serious situation, Mortensen and Polack said they were cautious optimists.“We are, because we know how far we as a society can go when we find the balance between the collective and the individual,” they said.“Therefore, we are ready for large investments in Denmark that can benefit the Danish economy, the construction industry and the green transition,” they said, adding that they were convinced that in the long run such investments could both benefit the individual pension saver and make a much-needed contribution to kickstart the Danish economy. Two Danish pension fund chiefs say any investments being proposed for the financial sector to help the country meet its 2030 climate goal should happen sooner than envisaged, given the coronavirus crisis.In their capacity as the chair and deputy chair of lobby group Insurance & Pension Denmark (LD), Laila Mortensen and Allan Polack said the sector was still ready for major investments in the green transition, which had to be focused on despite the pandemic problem.Noting the Danish central bank’s recent prediction the domestic economy would contract by between 3% and 10% this year, the pair – respectively chief executive officers of pension funds Industriens Pension and PFA – said that with some DKK4tn (€536bn) of assets the pensions industry was a key driver for Danish society and the recovery of the economy.“In other words, we have the capital to stimulate investment, and that is what is needed when we have to rebuild the Danish economy after the crisis,” the two leaders said in a commentary published on the association’s website and in financial daily Børsen.last_img read more

Sun sand and surging real estate — Sunshine Coast leads the way for growth

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe Mackay market has had a tough time.“It’s been a bit of a hangover from the mining and resource sector and tourism not going that strong.”In Brisbane the sluggish growth continued over the month, with a dwelling value increase of just 0.2 per cent, but there was some good news for unit owners in the capital.Despite plenty of fears of a “unit glut” across Brisbane, unit dwelling values grew up 0.6 per cent in Brisbane over the month.“The unit market has actually done better than detached houses,” Mr Kusher said. Although the new unit market had been relatively weak, he said it looked like the growth was coming from established units.Overall he said Brisbane should expect slow and steady growth over the coming months. HOME BUILT BY BRISBANE VISIONARY TO BE SOLD MOVING FORWARD: Brisbane is growing slowly, but it is outperforming Sydney and Melbourne.Melbourne home values dropped by 0.5 per cent over the month and in Sydney the fall was smaller at 0.2 per cent.Although lending restriction are having an impact in Melbourne and Sydney, Mr Kusher said this was less of an issue in Brisbane.“It is probably having an impact in Sydney and Melbourne where the cost of housing is significantly greater than anywhere else and people are borrowing larger amounts,” he said. PARTY LIKE IT’S 1969 IN THIS ‘OLD-WEST’ STYLE CABIN IN THE WOODS Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Liz Tilley07:29 QUEENSLAND’S MVP: The Sunny Coast is leading the state when it comes to growth in the real estate market.THE Queensland real estate market continues 2018 with sluggish growth, but the Sunshine Coast proved to be the brightest spark in the state.The May CoreLogic Home Values Index results showed that the tourism hotspot to the north of Brisbane was leading the state when it came to growth.Dwelling values in the Sunshine Coast had grown by 5.8 per cent over the last 12 months. RICH SUBURBS SHUN GREEN POWER center_img The Sunshine Coast market was the strongest in the state.The growth was well above Brisbane, which had a dwelling value increase of just 0.9 per cent over the year. CoreLogic’s head of research for Australia Cameron Kusher said regional Queensland had very mixed results at the moment, with some markets booming and some faltering. He pointed to the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday area where dwelling values dropped by 10.6 per cent over the same period. “That area was the weakest in the country over the last 12 months,” Mr Kusher said. WESTPAC PREDICTS TOUGH TWO YEARS last_img read more