Final stage launches at Aveo Durack retirement community in the south

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAveo Durack in South BrisbaneSet within 34 hectares of natural bushland 17 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Aveo Durack offers the perfect blend of convenience and tranquillity.Ms Coughlan said Aveo’s commitment to its residents was more than just physical facilities.“Our commitment to residents extends beyond our facilities, with our exclusive ‘Aveo Way’ contract which offers peace of mind and financial clarity to anyone considering a move to Aveo Durack,” she said.The “Aveo Way” includes a guaranteed sale of your unit when it’s time to sell with the contract making four promises — financial clarity, choice of services and accommodation, settling in assurance and no hassles when you leave.The villas provide spacious living options and choices with two and three-bedroom’s on offer with varying bathroom and car configurations.Being in Queensland, outdoor living is not forgotten with some villas featuring balconies, outdoor terraces or gardens, plus space for family entertaining.On-site amenities include a swimming pool, bowling green, croquet lawn, gym, library, tennis courts, chapel, hair and beauty salon, village bus, arts and crafts and community centre.Aveo is also building a $36 million aged care facility at Durack with the public launch expected midyear. The final stage has been sent to market after 30 years of development for Aveo Durack in South Brisbane.MORE than 30 years in the making, Aveo Durack retirement community in South Brisbane is now launching its final stage to the market.Aveo’s village operations manager Debbie Coughlan said they had been eagerly awaiting the completion of the latest stage as they looked to extend their community and welcome more residents into the village.“We are proud to be one of Queensland’s most popular retirement developments offering more than 40 organised activities such as archery, bowling and croquet,” Ms Coughlan said. “We also have a comprehensive range of amenities including a medical centre, pharmacy and bank meaning that convenience and accessibility are at our residents’ fingertips.”Construction first began at Aveo Durack in 1985, with the release of “Wattle” now marking a significant milestone as the final piece to the Aveo Durack puzzle.Wattle is the final release of independent living villas at the community and the final opportunity for retirees to buy a newly finished property from the 34 new, modern villas that are priced from $380,000.last_img read more

Glasgow 2014: Okagbare completes sprint double

first_imgBlessing Okagbare last night completed a sprint double by also adding the 200m gold to the 100m she won on Monday at the ongoing 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The African record holder in the short sprint ran 22.25seconds to pick the precious medal.England duo of Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams ran their personal bests of 22.50 and 22.58 to settle for the silver and bronze medals respectively.Nobody doubted Okagbare’s capacity to add the 200m gold, most especially after she opted out of the women’s long jump to have full concentration. Her 22.25 was just 500th of a second outside of the Commonwealth record of 22.20 held by Merlene Ottey since the Brisbane Games in 1982.She showed flashes of what to expect in the final when she easily defeated Jodie Williams to win her semi final with a dazzling 22.43.Like she did in the 100m, Okagbare powered out of the block in lane six and held on to her position into the curve of the home stretch. By the time she was 100m into the race, it was obvious that the Delta girl had won the race as she was comfortably in the lead of her specialty event.Interestingly, another Delta girl, Ese Brume who see Okagbare as mentor, won the women’s long jump gold medal against all expectations.Brume who qualified 5th  from her Group A into the final of the event with a low 6.29m, shocked all others including Bahamas’ Bianca Stuart who led with 6.67m and Chantel Malone (6.55) to jump 6.56m to claim the first position and the gold. England’s Jazmin Sawyers won the silver with 6.54m while Christable Nettey of Canada with 6.49m settled for the consolatory bronze medal. Amaka Ogoegbuman who also ran in the final of the 400m hurdles could not make the podium as she was disqualified in the event won by Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica (54.10secs). Scotland’s Eilidh Child (55.02) and Janiere Russell of Jamaica (55.64)won the silver and bronze of the barrier 400m event.last_img read more

Countryside Motors in Wellington is getting a makeover

first_imgNew construction at Countryside Jeff Jesina, Countryside Motors — There’s construction at Countryside Motors.   The building that houses the Chevrolet and Buick Sales and Service operations will be undergoing a facelift for the next few months.We found Rich Jesina, the owner of Countryside, and asked him what drove the decision to start this project now.“The work has begun in conjunction with a GM program to enhance the customer experience at all GM outlets,” Richard Jesina said. ” As you know, the auto industry has experienced some rough times in recent years and we’ve all had to tighten our belts.   Although we feel the industry hasn’t recovered completely, we feel it’s time to re-invest in the business and the community.  Richard goes on to say that GM has a program that helps offset a portion of the costs.“We’re confident that our customers will soon discover how a more welcoming atmosphere will enhance the experience of buying a new car or servicing a vehicle at Countryside,” Richard said.  “We’ve looked at the customer experience from all viewpoints, and the facility updates we are making will cater to our customers’ needs to provide the best dealership experience.  We haven’t made any major changes since 1997, so it’s about time.”The differences to the dealership will be immediately apparent.  Today you can see the exterior construction has begun.  By the time it’s done customer’s will see significant changes including a new exterior façade with updated signage; a bright showroom featuring a customer greeting station, and a comfortable customer lounge offering WiFi and an area for children.GM is using San Francisco-based global architecture firm Gensler for initial consultations and design with dealers.  From there, the project goes local.   Countryside Motors has contracted with Johnson Brothers Construction as their General Contractor.“We will be working with local suppliers throughout the project,” according to Chris Jesina. “We’ve always seen ourselves as being part of the Wellington, Sumner and Cowley county business community.  Our customers come from the area and we will work to support that community.”Don’t let the construction scare you, it is business as usual at Countryside Motors. So C’mon out to the Country.Service is open from 8 until 6 Monday thru Friday, 8 – 12 on Saturday and Sales is open 8 until 6:30 Monday thru Friday and 8 until 5 Saturday.   Call 620.326.7433 or you can shop 24 hours a day at will remain open during the construction project, which is estimated to be completed this summer.    Countryside will keep Sumner NewsCow updated on changes as they occur.•••••Written on Jan. 9, 2014:by Jeff JesinaWhen I drive by Countryside Motors I often ask if prices and financing offers in Wellington can really be as good as they are in Wichita, Kansas City or at any of the other big superstores.   What I’ve learned is that the answer is a resounding yes!  Countryside Motors participates in all of the same promotions as the other GM, Polaris and Hustler dealers around the country.  What that means is that any Chevrolet or Buick offer you see advertised, Countryside can match.The same is true for Polaris and Hustler Mowers!    I also learned that if Countryside Motors didn’t have exactly what I wanted, they can usually get it in a couple of days!   Countryside Motors has also updated their website and has made it easier than ever to understand how to get to their best price!   To see for yourself go to or call 620-326-7433 or toll free 800-313-2438.Since Countryside operates right here in southern Kansas they also have a great understanding of the needs of the market area.   For instance, the sales specialists will make sure you spec the right axle ratio in your pickup for pulling your cattle trailer or maximizing your fuel usage on the open road.  Need a fast car? a great mileage car? an SUV? or even a mini-van?It’s all at Countryside Motors.  Need help picking out the perfect Polaris utility vehicle that can pull your sprayer, take you hunting or provide you hours of fun, no problem.   They can also help you identify the perfect size Hustler Mower to take care of your yard in town or to mow your 10 acres in the country.   Even more importantly, the factory certified technicians at Countryside understand exactly what your vehicle needs to keep running smoothly in a frigid, rural Kansas winter (like today) or the scorching summer.The staff at Countryside understands this market so well because they may also be your neighbor.  The folks at Countryside come from all around the area.   I met Janet Page, Zach Mendez, Shanyn Jones, Randy Boatright, Chris Bryant, Mary Wakeman, Albert Johannson, Eldon Cook, Josh McClure, Anita Patton, Kendall Oneal, Scott Harvey and Rich Jesina who live right here in Wellington.  Then Chris Jesina, Kristi Jesina, and Ron Rowe live down in Caldwell.   I found that Steve McKaig comes from over in Oxford, Lindsey Kolter is up in Douglass, Kent Lawless is by Mulvane, Dave Harden is in Rose Hill and Richard Ohl comes from Conway Springs.  The entire team from Countryside literally surrounds Wellington!   Because the team at Countryside are your neighbors, you won’t find any high pressure, fast talkers in the bunch.So next time you think you need to drive a long way to get the best price or lowest finance rate stop by Countryside Motors first and see your friendly neighborhood team!   When you need any sort of repair or even just a check-up for your vehicle stop by and see Ron Rowe in the service department.  He’ll even arrange a ride for you if don’t want to wait.Better yet check out the website from the comfort of your home for special pricing on products and services!   You will be pleasantly surprised at what Countryside Motors can do for you!So in 2014, C’Mon Out to the Country and see what’s newlast_img read more