Perfect place with the perfect space

first_imgKerry-Ann and Andrew Hudson are building their dream home at The Orchard.THE Hudson family spent months researching the local property market trying to find the perfect place to build their dream home. They had just welcomed a new addition, Isabella, and been transferred to Townsville in their roles in the Australian Defence Force. Kerry-Ann and husband Andrew set about developing a list of things they were looking for – the most important was proximity to work so they could spend more time with Isabella, and plenty of space to grow as a family. During their search of Townsville’s best residential communities, they came across The Orchard, the newest large-lot development from long-established local developer Elements North Queensland. Kerry-Ann said that as soon as they entered the estate, they knew The Orchard was right for them.“Andrew and I spent a few weekends visiting local developments and during our search we came across The Orchard,” Kerry-Ann said.“There is just one road in to the community meaning it feels safe and secure and the quality of the development is obvious as soon as you enter.“A meticulously manicured entrance that boasts lush green grass and orchard-inspired trees greets you as you enter the development and the large lots have beautiful views out to the Coral Sea.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The community is surrounded by natural bushland and is just minutes to some great schools, shops and the easy connection to the Ring Road means we are at Lavarack in less than 15 minutes.” The Hudsons opted for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home complete with media room, pool and 6x6m shed on a 1100sq m block with GJ Gardner Homes. “The lot size allowed us to include everything we wanted in our dream home,” Kerry-Ann said. “Andrew does some personal training so we converted the shed into a home gym and I wanted a large pool with plenty of yard for Isabella to run around in.“But probably the major thing we were looking for was a place that wasn’t too far away from our work as we want to spend more time together as a family. “As soon as we visited The Orchard, we knew it was perfect for us. “It ticks all the boxes and their sales team made the process simple and enjoyable, helping us every step along the way.”The Orchard is located off Darling Road in Jensen and is Townsville’s newest large-lot community by leading developer Elements North Queensland, which has been delivering quality estates in Townsville for 30 years. For more information call 4731 1425 or visit theorchardnq.com.aulast_img read more

Light passes Trial test

first_img Given a break since his efforts at Royal Ascot, last year’s Doncaster St Leger winner was shouldering 10st against a useful field, but in the end just needed to be kept up to his work to win by Joseph O’Brien after hitting the front a furlong out. The front-running Shu Lewis missed out for second by a short head as Royal Diamond finished off the race very well, but Leading Light (2-5 favourite) was never in danger once he got to the front and won by a length and a quarter. The Montjeu colt took his career record to eight wins from 10 starts, having been beaten only on his two-year-old debut and in the Arc. O’Brien snr said: “I’m delighted with that. He’s had a good break since Ascot. We let him down well after that and it’s nice to get him started back. “He came here two weeks ago for a canter to wake him up a bit. He should come on nicely from that as he’s giving a good blow. “The (Irish) Leger falls lovely in the second half of the season for him. I don’t know where he’ll go after that but the main thing is the lads would like him back for Ascot next year. “He ran in the Arc last year, but was back a long way. They’ll decide where he goes.” Aidan O’Brien’s Gold Cup hero Leading Light made the perfect return to action in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial Stakes at the Curragh.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo added to Biletnikoff Award watch list

first_img Published on September 20, 2016 at 11:27 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Syracuse receiver Amba Etta-Tawo has been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list. The award is given to the most outstanding receiver nationally, regardless of position.Ten semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 14 with a list of three finalists coming out on Nov. 22. The winner will be announced at the college football awards show on Dec. 8.Etta-Tawo, a graduate transfer from Maryland, is in his first year with the Orange. In three games under Dino Babers’ Baylor-style offense, Etta-Tawo has caught 28 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns. His 145.3 receiving yards per game ranks third in the nation and best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Etta-Tawo has recorded the most receiving yards in the first three games of a season for any Syracuse receiver ever. His 9.3 receptions per game are tied tied for fourth in the nation.In his first game with the Orange, Etta-Tawo snagged 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. That put him fifth all-time on the Syracuse single-game receiving yards list and tied him for fourth on the SU’s single-game receptions list.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Transfer wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse football debutStock up/stock down: A look back at Syracuse’s loss to No. 13 LouisvilleSyracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo named ACC receiver of the weeklast_img read more