John Abry earns EcoBroker designation

first_imgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: 09.05.08Contact: John AbryREMAX North ProfessionalsPhone: 802.861.3278Fax: [email protected](link sends e-mail) is external)LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED TO ADDRESS AND ENCOURAGE THE BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND GREEN FEATURES IN HOMESColchester, VT — 09.05.08 John Abry, of REMAX North Professionals in Colchester has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed a unique and informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. John joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier design/features in homes and buildings. The performance home movement is getting a boost thanks to this type of high quality real estate professional earning the EcoBroker designation. EcoBrokers®, like John, throughout the country are forging this market and creating competitive advantages for their customers. With national surveys indicating that 80% of consumers consider themselves green-minded, real estate professionals with the EcoBroker designation are in a better position to serve the real estate consumer. Im always looking for the best ways to offer my clients the best value. My EcoBroker training helps me ensure customer satisfaction, my number one priority, John explains. From windows to moisture control to energy savings, I now have more resources at my disposal to help my buyers and sellers make better real estate decisions. The EcoBroker designation doesnt make me an energy and environmental expert, but it allows me to better understand the issues and to convey this understanding to my buyers and sellers.EcoBroker Internationals education and designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit from the energy-efficiency, green, and healthier features of homes and buildings. EcoBroker provides a complete curriculum of energy and environmental training to licensed real estate agents. Real estate professionals must complete the extensive EcoBroker curriculum and training and fulfill additional program requirements to become Certified EcoBrokers®. John is an example of the quality real estate professional the EcoBroker designation continues to attract, explains EcoBroker Internationals CEO, Dr. John Beldock. These real estate professionals are not only distinguishing themselves in a competitive market place, but they are really giving back to the community in very constructive and meaningful ways. Chittenden County needs more contributors like John. The planet and our grandchildren need them too, Dr. Beldock said.From his Colchester office, John explains, With EcoBrokerÒ training, I have broadened the range of real estate opportunities I offer my clients. Whether the transaction involves environmental assessment and mitigation (mold, radon, etc.) or the opportunity to reduce utility bills, Im in a position to help. The real estate industry is changing, and to best serve my clients I need to understand the newest designs, technologies, and environmental issues. My EcoBroker designation helps me stay ahead of the game.John earned his EcoBroker Certified® designation in August, has been a real estate broker for over 5 years and lives in Colchester with his wife & son.For additional information please contact: John Abry REMAX North ProfessionalsPhone: 802.861.3278Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail) is external)EcoBroker International provides a unique energy and environmental curriculum to licensed real estate professionals, leading to the EcoBroker Designation. EcoBrokers mission is to broaden and improve the base of training and continuing education for real estate professionals and in doing so, encourage improvements to the quality of buildings, while reducing their impact on natural resources and the environment. EcoBroker is a BuildingÒ America and Built GreenÒ Colorado Education Partner; the most successful green-building program in the United States. EcoBroker provides state-approved continuing education courses to licensed real estate professionals in states throughout the U.S. EcoBroker can be reached by phone at 1-800-706-4321, online at is external), and by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail).# # #last_img read more

‘I finally got my wish’

first_img“I have no unique story,” Groene told the Journal Star. “This happens 99.9% of the time.” Except, of course, when people die or live with long-term effects. “I didn’t try to get contact,” Groene told KETV. “It came to me.” He added to the outlet that he feels people need to take precautions, especially if they have health conditions. He also said he “followed the rules” and plans on donating blood to help others. That’s all well and good, but we need national guidelines on mask wearing, social distancing, and resources so people can afford to stay safe and safe home. Thankfully, President-Elect Joe Biden is heading to the White House, and he isn’t waiting until he gets there to start advocating for pandemic safety. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – In speaking to KETV Omaha, he said, “I’ve been sick a lot of times. This is not different. This is not cancer. My God this hysteria.” Curious about how he thinks he got the virus? Groene told the local outlet he believes he got the virus “from someone who was wearing a mask.” He continued: “I did not wear a mask. I have not been traced that I spread to anybody.” As Groene told the outlet, he believes he got the virus while “I was at my Legislative work in Lincoln and had contact.”Obviously, there is a lot to unpack here. First, let’s talk about the idea of herd immunity, of which Groene is apparently a supporter. Then let’s go into the structural inequalities that may lead to a privileged person having a relatively better experience with the virus.- Advertisement – Herd immunity in terms of the coronavirus is a scary idea. Though Donald Trump and Dr. Scott Atlas are pushing for herd immunity as a way to tackle the virus, countless health officials are horrified at the concept. One you might recognize immediately is Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci has actually spoken out about Atlas in particular, noting that he has “real problems with that guy.” Which, for the mild-mannered Fauci, is some strong language.Experts have suggested that embracing herd immunity—as opposed to wearing face masks and social distancing—could lead to millions of deaths in the process. That’s horrible from the start, but especially so when we remember that the virus is disproportionately impacting people of color, older people, and people with chronic health conditions as it is. As we saw with the treatment Trump received, as well as the medical attention some high-profile Republicans, like former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got, medical care is, sadly, not always equal. While Groene may not have needed or received the level of care Trump received at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, for example, we know that systemically, white people have better access to affordable, quality medical care than people of color. We also know that people of color are less likely to be taken seriously when talking about symptoms or pain management. For a white male to be relieved to have gotten the virus over with isn’t too surprising, as white men have a fair amount of privilege and resource in this nation. And even then, we know this virus doesn’t discriminate when it comes to fatalities and long-term effects. – Advertisement – The Georgia runoff is Jan. 5. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.last_img read more

THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Ellsworth/Sumner football team makes historic playoff appearance

first_imgELLSWORTH — The 2017 season marked the first time that the recently revived Ellsworth/Sumner football team was eligible to participate in the Class D North playoffs. Thanks to a late-season surge, the Eagles didn’t let that opportunity go to waste.Ellsworth/Sumner won the final three games of the season in October to clinch the playoffs for the first time in history. The appearance marked the football program’s high-water mark since the varsity team returned after a hiatus of nearly six decades in 2012The Eagles had played well all season but found themselves on the losing end of several tight games. The team was 1-4 through the first five weeks but had the lead at halftime in the majority of those games.Ellsworth/Sumner players Charlie Hughes (left) and Ethan DesJardin tackle Houlton’s Ethan Carter during the first half of a high school football game Sept. 22 in Ellsworth. The victory was the first of the year for the Eagles, who later won their final three games to earn their first playoff bid. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“The Hermon game was the only game where we weren’t really in it, but other than that, we competed with everybody,” head coach Duane Crawford said. “We knew that if we kept the spirits up and continued doing what we did, things were going to pan out.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Oct. 7, the turnaround began when the Eagles beat Stearns in Millinocket for the second year in a row. The 49-7 score marked the biggest margin of victory in team history.In Week 7, Ellsworth/Sumner beat Orono 41-3 to avenge a loss the previous season in blowout fashion. The team continued its scoring rampage into Week 8 and secured the No. 5 seed in the Class D North playoffs with a 48-12 home win over Washington Academy.Although Ellsworth/Sumner fell to Dexter 34-20 in the first round, the defeat didn’t put a damper on what had been a historic campaign. After 56 seasons without a team and five without eligibility because of the Maine Principals’ Association’s rules regarding cooperative partnerships, the Eagles finally had a playoff berth to their name.“You spend years trying to build things up through feeder programs, teaching the game and getting kids involved, and that process can only happen when you have a lot of hard work from a lot of people,” Crawford said.Ellsworth/Sumner has a golden opportunity to build on its success next year. The Eagles had only five seniors on their 2017 roster, and with Little Ten All-Conference selections Connor Crawford and Javon Williams leading the way and a sizable freshman class incoming, the team will have high hopes once again.“We’re excited about the group we have coming back,” Duane Crawford said. “We’ve felt for a while that we’ve turned the corner, and now we can go even further.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

Lakers’ Byron Scott, Mitch Kupchak have meeting & near deal with Earl Clark

first_imgBut a league source stressed the deal, which is believed to be a one-year guaranteed contract worth around $1 million, has not been finalized. “You just try to find a guy who can best fit that situation and fill the biggest needs you might have,” Scott said. “When you get a guy this late, whether it’s a 10-day contract or the rest of the season, you don’t look at this guy and say he’ll play a lot of minutes. First, he has to get acclimated to what we’re doing on both ends of the floor.”It seems safe to presume Scott had such conversations with Kupchak, among other things. But Scott only disclosed that “we just had a meeting about the team in general,” something he said they will hold every 15-20 games this season. But the most pressing items entail how the Lakers will fill out their roster. The first step involves Clark, who has recently averaged 28.8 points for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the Development League. That could prompt the Lakers to waive Henry, who would still be owed a guaranteed $1.1 million. Almost a month into the 2014-15 NBA regular-season, the Lakers already have experienced unique circumstances.Lakers coach Byron Scott had what he called a “state of the union meeting” on Tuesday with general manager Mitch Kupchak, with plenty to discuss surrounding the team’s worst start in franchise history, a league-worst defense and an injury-depleted roster.The Lakers have suffered season-ending injuries to veteran guard Steve Nash (recurring back pain), rookie forward Julius Randle (broken right leg) and reserve swingman Xavier Henry (ruptured left Achilles). Meanwhile, recurring hamstring injuries will keep reserve forward Ryan Kelly for at least five weeks. All of which has prompted the Lakers to have “talks” to sign forward Earl Clark, according to a league source familiar with the discussions. Clark posted a picture of himself wearing a Lakers uniform on his Instagram. That evoked memories of his breakout campaign with the Lakers in the 2012-13 season, during which he averaged a career-high 7.3 points and 5.5 rebounds after being acquired from Orlando as part of the Dwight Howard trade. Or the Lakers could wait until the NBA grants them a hardship exception. That tool gives teams the right to have 16 players on a roster when they field more than four players out with injuries. The Lakers could use that to add a player, though they would have to waive a player once Kelly returns to ensure a league-maximum 15-man roster.Only Wayne Ellington and Ronnie Price have nonguaranteed contracts, but their absences would deplete the team’s backcourt.But at this point, the Lakers need bodies. It became so bad that Scott said that Lakers assistants Mark Madsen and Larry Drew participated in Tuesday’s practice just to ensure a full-court scrimmage.How soon will the 53-year-old Scott suit up after winning three NBA championships with the Lakers during his 14-year NBA career?“We get two more guys hurt, I’m probably going to be out there,” Scott joked. “But we’re going halfcourt only. No fullcourt.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Bart’s Oilfield Services, LLC of Wellington looking for water truck driver

first_imgBart’s Oilfield Services, LLC of Wellington is looking for a water truck driver for immediate hire.Driver needed to safely operate a water truck to haul loads of water and other oil/gas fluids and transfer them between various locations. Job work is short hauls around Sumner County.This position is hourly and will include overtime. Job reporting site is Wellington. For more information on the position, should e-mail [email protected] Bart’s Oil Services, LLC operates under federal motor carrier dot regulations.last_img