The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is working across Vermont to help communities solve local issues with 21st century tools. On February 16 e-Vermont will host Vermont Communities in a Digital Age to highlight some of the projects taking place and bring leaders and learners together to share what they have discovered so far. Topics include mobilizing community resources during emergencies, a hands-on lab about digital tools for business, a showcase of how technology is expanding the classroom for 4-6th graders, and a preview of how town meetings can reach a wider audience. The all-day workshop takes place at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.‘‘High speed Internet is the critical resource of the 21st century for business, education, community building, good governance and communicating with friends and family. It touches on all parts of our lives,’ says e-Vermont Project Director Helen Labun Jordan. ‘But making the best use of this resource takes the kind of creative thinking we’ll be sharing on February 16.’ Labun Jordan notes that this workshop is for people who are comfortable with computers and focused on applying those skills to larger community goals, not on learning basic skills. Anne Galloway is the keynote speaker. Anne is an award-winning journalist and founder/editor of VTDigger.org, a statewide news website dedicated to coverage of Vermont politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy.Registration is only $20 and includes course offerings, refreshments and lunch. For a complete schedule and to pre-register online visit the e-Vermont website at www.e4vt.org(link is external), call 802-859-3090, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Follow e-Vermont on Facebook (e-Vermont) and Twitter (@eVermont).e-Vermont partner The Snelling Center for Government is the lead organizer for Vermont Communities in a Digital Age.‘The whole day will offer participants new ideas about how digital tools can be used to create jobs, reinvent schools, attract visitors, improve civic involvement, and enliven Vermont communities,’ stated conference coordinator Joanna Cummings. ‘We hope that hearing directly from some of our communities about their projects will inspire other towns to adapt these tools for their unique needs.’The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is led by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, and is made up of the Vermont State Colleges, the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Vermont Department of Public Service, Vermont Small Business Development Center, the Snelling Center for Government, Front Porch Forum, Digital Wish, Evslin Family Foundation and Vermont Community Foundation.e-Vermont is supported by a $2.5 million stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Additional support comes from the Evslin Family Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, the Jan and David Blittersdorf Foundation, UVM’s Center for Rural Studies, the Vermont Rural Partnership and by donated services and equipment from Dell, Microsoft, and Comcast.
On the ground floor is large office/library with crafted cedarwood bookcases, a lounge with original fireplace, a laundry, bathroom and a kitchen with custom built cabinetry, marble benchtops, premium quality stainless steel appliances and an island bench. The kitchen then flows in to a living and dining area which has french doors that open on to the covered terrace that wraps around the rear of the house. Upstairs there are three large bedrooms, one with an ensuite, one with a study nook and the other with a huge storage space. There is also a family bathroom.The master bedroom is a true parents’ retreat, with built-in robes, and a marble ensuite with double vanity, shower and bath. But it is outside that this entertainers house shines. There is an alfresco space with a built-in kitchenette that links to another covered entertaining zone complete with electric Vergola operable roof. The saltwater pool and heated spa have two rotatable umbrellas for shade and an integrated cleaning system.All of this overlooks the canal and a myriad of recreational boats. Other features include a security system, ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans throughout, hardwired sound system, 26,000L underground water tank, a secure garage for up to four cars and a carport for two more, and a six station irrigation system for the gardens. 56 AUSTRALIA CT, NEWPORTFRAMED by an iconic jacaranda tree, this canal house embraces the best of the New England and French Provincial styles.Located at Newport on the Redcliffe peninsula, the 1980-built two-storey house was extensively renovated by Bill and Bronwyn Woodforde.But with their children now grown up, it is time to move. He said they always bought “the worst house in the best street”.“This one had unique appeal and was in a prime spot,” he said.The house itself sits on a 827sq m block with 24m canal frontage. It h More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoas one of the largest private approved pontoons, which has the ability to berth a 12m long wet berth vessel and two dry berths, both with power and water supplied to the pontoon. Mr Woodforde said his family rarely went away on holidays, preferring to go boating locally. Entry to the house is through manicured gardens and hedgerows via a granite cobblestone path and stately double doors into the home, which has silver travertine marble tiles, vaulted ceilings and decorative cornices throughout. From the house, it is just a 45 minutes to Moreton Bay Island or 30 minutes to Bribie Island by boat.The property is listed with Courtney Maguire of Place Kangaroo Point, and will go to auction at 11am tomorrow (Sunday, November 18). “This was her (Bronwyn’s) dream home,” Mr Woodforde said. “We had been looking to buy in the area and always pointed out this one as a timeless classic.“But we were always told the owners would never sell, and then one day I saw it online.”And the rest is history. The couple bought the house in 2009, only moving in after the renovations were complete in 2012.Mr Woodforde, who runs his own shop fitting business and has renovated “five or six” properties, said they custom-built everything they could, with his wife having a say in every design element.
Joey Chestnut has been a force at the annual Coney Island event, winning each of the last three in commanding fashion and setting a new record of 74 hot dogs consumed in 10 minutes at last year’s event. Miki Sudo, a five-time champ, has ruled the women’s division in similar fashion after finally dethroning Sonya Thomas in 2014.The winner of both the men’s and women’s division each take home a cool $10,000 prize along with a fancy championship belt, but the monetary prizes don’t have to be limited to just the contestants. Below are some of the odds and prop bets that can be wagered on by fans looking to make an extra dollar during Independence Day.(All odds per MyBookie Sportsbook)Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest odds 2019It’s no surprise that 11-time champion Joey Chestnut is the heavy favorite to claim his 12th Mustard Belt. Chestnut’s 74 hot dogs at the 2018 contest were a full 10 more than runner-up Carmen Cincotti, who won’t even be participating in this year’s contest. Will Joey Chestnut win?Yes -900No +500Miki Sudo has a winning streak even longer than Chestnut, and the odds reflect it. Sudo defeated runner-up Michelle Lesco by nine hot dogs last year.Will Miki Sudo win the women’s division?Yes -1200No +600Prop bets for the 2019 hot dog eating contestChestnut set the bar high last year by setting a new world record with 74 hot dogs. He has increased his total amount consumed every year since 2016. Sudo ate 37 hot dogs last year, but has consumed at least 38 1/2 hot dogs in two of the last three years.Hot dogs consumed by the men’s winnerOver 73 1/2 +120Under 73 1/2 -160Hot dogs consumed by the women’s winnerOver 38 1/2 -120Under 38 1/2 -120Will PETA interrupt a contestant? (Bovada)Yes +700No -1600This isn’t that crazy of a notion. A PETA supporter interrupted the contest in 2016, throwing fake blood all over one of the contestants. Here’s the video of the PETA attack, probably would have hit 80 Hot Dogs without that lost time #JustSaying pic.twitter.com/iy27TW57VF— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 4, 2016Can you bet on the hot dog eating contest?The annual hot dog eating contest occurs in New York, but those watching in New Jersey will not be able to gamble on the event after the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement opted not to allow sportsbooks to take bets despite several requests. If there’s one thing more American than eating gluttonous amounts of hot dogs on the Fourth of July, it would be gambling on eating gluttonous amounts of hot dogs during the Fourth of July.Thanks to a few online sportsbooks, the latter is a possibility during the 2019 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. That hasn’t stopped, however, several gambling websites from making the contest a little more interesting for those looking to wager a buck or two.Has anyone ever beaten Joey Chestnut eating hot dogs?While Chestnut’s reign as Major League Eating’s top-ranked competitor does seem daunting, you only have to go back to 2015 when Matt Stonie upset Chestnut to win the contest. Stonie ate 62 hot dogs to Chestnut’s 60 and will be competing in this year’s contest.2015 marks the only blemish for Chestnut since his first Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest victory in 2007. Chestnut ended the reign of Takeru Kobayashi who had previously won six straight contests.