Spruce Peak at Stowe completes Village Center, part of its $500 million project

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Spruce Peak at Stowe has completed of its highly anticipated $90-million-dollar Village Center development, which the resort says is revolutionizing the Northeast ski experience. The resort development, an estimated $500-million-dollar project, began in 2003 with Stowe Mountain Lodge, the Mountain Cabins and a 21,000 square-foot spa. As of this 2016/2017 winter season, Spruce Peak at Stowe presents a luxurious alpine village with a new 20,000 square-foot Alpine Clubhouse with Club Residences, 30,000 square-foot Adventure Center and boutique shops that are centered around a 10,000-square-foot ice skating rink.”When we began this project, we envisioned creating the East’s answer to Deer Valley, Aspen or Beaver Creek,” said Spruce Peak at Stowe’s Vice President & Director of Real Estate, Sam Gaines. “We knew in order to create this community, we would need to develop world-class facilities and amenities that infuse the community with a sense of luxury not yet seen in this area of Vermont.”Club House. Photos courtesty Spruce Peak at Stowe.The Alpine Clubhouse and Club Residences features 19 luxury resort club homes, a private dining facility and a ski club for Spruce Peak residents and local members. The facility was concepted by architectural firm Bull Stockwell Allen with the vision of allowing the dynamic glass and wood interior to punctuate the relationship to Stowe’s majestic outdoor environment. For the interior of the Clubhouse, Brayton Hughes Design Studio paid homage to the early ski lodge as well as New England architectural traditions. The Clubhouse incorporates region al touches such as Douglas fir for the central stairways, granite and soapstone, and plaid carpets and fabrics contrasted with cowhides to reference Vermont’s agrarian traditions. It is the only facility of its kind to offer underground slope-side parking, affording members trek-free, hassle-free access to the mountain. The Alpine Clubhouse overlooks the skating rink, which has hosted performances by Olympic skaters such as Boston-based Nancy Kerrigan.The newly opened Adventure Center, a multi-season activity center, houses the famed Stowe Children’s Ski and Ride school with dedicated learn-to-ski area located right outside its doors. The facility also encompasses a movie screening area, casual dining facility and Stowe Rocks-a climbing gym that replicates some of the local rock formations. Famed artist Geoff McFetridge, former art director of the famous underground Beastie Boys magazine, Grand Royal, created a large-scale mural within the Adventure Center using caric atures of animals to reference the local points of interest. Stowe Mountain Resort’s incredible terrain has made it an east coast favorite for almost 100 years and with over $10 million in recent snowmaking improvements to supplement over 300 inches of annual natural snow, the East’s most iconic ski resort has never provided a better experience. Now, in addition to the ski experience, Spruce Peak at Stowe’s new luxury amenities make it a true four season luxury destination. The resort’s new features and luxury real estate add to the existing 21,000 square-foot spa and pool, a 450-seat performance center, a 36-hole golf course, and of course access to Stowe Mountain Lodge, which contains the most sought after ski-in/ski-out hotel lodging in the east. While these base amenities set Spruce Peak apart from other communities, the famous slopes of Mt. Mansfield remain at the resort’s core, offering fun and challenging trails for every level of experience.At the center of Sp ruce Peak’s development philosophy is sustainability and the environment. Spruce Peak at Stowe is a member of the Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program. Due to that prestigious designation, Spruce Peak became the first mountain resort in the nation to earn the Audubon International Green Community Award. The Village Center is heated and cooled by one of the largest private geothermal systems, comprised of 100 wells under the ski slopes.”Spruce Peak is unlike most mountain resort enclaves in that it has very limited real estate opportunities available for second home owners,” said Gaines. “However, the few developments that exist in the village are in very high demand as evidenced by the $42MM record-sale of all 19 Club Residences.”Locker RoomThis fall, Spruce Peak will break ground on 18 four-bedroom Village Townhomes, 2,100-square-foot triplex units with direct access to the slopes, 18-hole golf course, and Village Center. Homes range from $1.5 – $2.2 mil lion dollars. Spruce Peak Realty, the exclusive developer sales and marketing agency is accepting reservations now for unit selection, which is scheduled to take place later this fall.Spruce Peak at Stowe is a 2-hour drive from Montreal, a 3-hour drive from Boston and a 45-minute flight from the New York area via Tradewind Aviation’s Northeast shuttle service.About Spruce Peak Spruce Peak at Stowe is a four season, slope-side affluent community located within Stowe Mountain Resort, at the base of Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield in Vermont. The luxury alpine community is the only resort in the Northeast with ski-in/ski-out residences, a 21,000 square-foot spa, a 450-seat performance center, an award-winning Bob Cupp-designed golf course, and 30,000 square-foot Adventure Center with rock-climbing walls and a world-class children’s Ski and Ride School. Spruce Peak at Stowe is located at the bas e of the tallest mountain in Vermont, and is surrounded by 2,000 acres of preserved wildlife habitat. Spruce Peak at Stowe is a member of the Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program. Due to that prestigious designation, Spruce Peak became the first mountain resort in the nation to earn the Audubon International Green Community Award.For more information, visit www.sprucepeak.com(link is external).About Stowe Mountain ResortStowe is an internationally renowned year-round destination. Stowe Mountain Resort, with majestic Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, is filled with activities for every season; golf, tennis, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, world-class dining, shopping, spa and more. Stowe’s historic village combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape creates quintessential New England getaways.Source: STOWE, VT – (Marketwired – October 13, 2016) – Spruce Peak at Stowelast_img read more

High Court upholds solicitor’s suspension after nine-year saga

first_imgThe High Court has upheld a tribunal decision to suspend a former partner almost four years after he first faced protracted disciplinary proceedings.Lord Justice Holroyde ruled that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal was right to find Kulwant Manak acted with a lack of integrity in his firm’s handling of a client money intended to purchase a property.The court further dismissed Manak’s appeal against his two-year suspension, but it did accept the tribunal was wrong to impose six restrictions on his practicising certificate once the suspension is served.The ruling in Manak v Solicitors Regulation Authority brings to a close extraordinary proceedings that started when the Solicitors Regulation Authority began investigating the Coventry firm Heer Manak almost nine years ago. Two inquiries resulted in 100 pages of findings and Manak three other parties were brought before the tribunal in November 2014.The tribunal threw those proceedings out based on poor drafting of the SRA’s case but in 2016 that decision was overturned in the High Court. The case returned to the SDT, where it was heard over 18 days spread over April, August and November last year. Lord Justice HolroydeHolroyde LJ was critical of the SRA for dropping two allegations at the final tribunal hearing, saying the regulator acted in an ‘inconsistent way’ in proceedings that were ‘unnecessarily protracted’. The tribunal itself had said the SRA’s pleadings were ‘astonishingly poorly drafted’.But the judge said, these deficiencies notwithstanding, the case against Manak was sufficiently clear and the tribunal was entitled to make the findings it did. The 51-year-old had failed to adequately supervise work, which led to irregularities in a number of conveyancing transactions, he obtained a loan from a client without insisting they take independent advice or provide any security, and he failed to comply with accounts rules.With regard to his appeal from sanction, Manak stated his suspension was effectively served by his being out of work for almost five years. The court found he was entitled to contest matters rather than admit misconduct but having done so ‘he cannot complain that the overall result is that he had been unable to practise for a substantial period of time before his suspension came into effect’.The court, however, did agree the tribunal erred in its order imposing continuing restrictions on practice. The indefinite restrictions, concluded Holroyde LJ, imposed a ‘disproportionate restriction upon his ability to earn his living’.The judge upheld an order that Manak pay 85% of three-quarters of the yet-to-be assessed costs of the case. The other respondent at the SDT will pay the 15%.last_img read more

Lawyers urged to play an ‘active part’ in public affairs

first_imgLocalNews Lawyers urged to play an ‘active part’ in public affairs by: Dominica Vibes News – July 28, 2015 Share Tweet Members of the Dominica Bar Association at a Gala and Dance Dinner at the Fort Young Hotel on Saturday.Dominican lawyers have been advised to play an active part in public affairs and politics.Former acting chief justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Sir Brian Alleyne in his acceptance speech of a recognition award from the Dominica Bar Association on Saturday 25 July 2015 at the Fort Young Hotel said, members of the legal profession are particularly qualified and suited to participate in the politics and governance of the country.Sir Brian, who served as a minister in the Dominica Freedom Party administration in the 1990s, said the legal profession is central and essential to preserving the fundamental rights of our people and preserving respect for the instructions of law and good governance. “Politics is central to the life of our people and ought to be a distinguished and very honorable activity,” Sir Brian said.“And because of the ethical standards that members of the legal profession adhere to and uphold, it is important that that profession play an important role in the politics of our country and in the governance of our country,” he added.According to Sir Brian, members of the legal profession are particularly qualified and suited to participate in the politics of and in the governance of the country because the principal activities of the political elites include law making, administration in accordance with law, service to the community within the context of the law; all of which are characteristics and activities that the legal profession embraces and commits to. “I want to encourage the members of the profession to participate in public affairs, in politics, yes, but also more generally in the affairs of the community, to be a visible part of the activities of the community, to be in the forefront of public service at all levels and to add to public activities, the dignity, the integrity for which the legal profession stands,” Sir Brian stated. He said lawyers are specially trained to be advocates for public service in terms of advocacy and getting across the messages that the community needs to hear, not only in the courtroom or in the advocacy of a particular client (s), “but generally in advocacy for the public interest, in defence of the high standards that public service demands of us”. Sharecenter_img 305 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Friday fun at the Greater Farmington Founders Festival

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Greater Farmington Founders Festival gets into full swing today with activities in and around downtown Farmington.Here’s what’s happening;Governor Warner Mansion, 33805 Grand RiverFlea Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Browse through items donated for this annual sale. Antique vendors will have items for sale as well on the mansion grounds. Proceeds support the home of Farmington history.Docent-led tours, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Learn more about Victorian customs, the Warner family, and Farmington history.Farmington City Hall, north lawn at 23600 Liberty St.History Booth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Purchase local history books and get your questions answered by experts at this tent, which represents five Farmington area historical organizations.Shiawasse Park, Shiawassee Street between Farmington and Power RoadsKids Zone, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Michigan Renaissance players, Inflatable Fun, stage shows, robotics demos.Fido Fest, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The Ultimate Air Dog and Disc Dogs of Michigan performances, agility course, doggie fashion shows and contests, pet vendors and dog rescue organizations, Bark Garden, with Roak Brewing Co. and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.Touch a Truck, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Kids get hands-on experiences with big construction and emergency vehicles.Movie Under the Stars, 9 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy “Turner & Hooch” (PG).First United Methodist Church, 33112 Grand RiverIce Cream Social, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy delicious, home-baked pies with a refreshing scoop of ice cream.Memorial Park, north side of Grand River between Farmington Road and Oakland StreetFarmington Art Foundation, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Browse through the works of local artists, many of which will be offered for sale.Downtown Farmington Center, Grand River between Grove Street and Farmington RoadBingo tent, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., on Grand River west of Farmington Insurance Managed by the Farmington Area PTA Council, the tent will have celebrity callers: 6 p.m.-7 p.m. – Ken Massey, mayor, Farmington Hills; 7 p.m.-8 p.m. – Terri Weems, Farmington Public Schools Board of Education trustee; 8 p.m.-9 p.m. – John Herrington, Harrison High School football coach; 9 p.m.-10 p.m. – Christine Greig, state representative; 10 p.m.-11 p.m. – Jim Stark, Farmington Public Schools Board of Education presidentFifty Amp Fuse, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Krabby Painters Main Stage in the parking lot on the west side of the Downtown Farmington Center. This popular Detroit area band pays tribute to the greatest hits of all time from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now.Farmington Road, south of Grand RiverVintage Marketplace 10 a.m.-8 p.m. You’ll find mid-century modern items, antique toys, specialty crafts and jewelry for sale from around 30 vendors, with new inventory arriving each day, plus live music and a Tito’s lemonade stand.Learn more about the Festival at foundersfestival.com and follow festival host Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for updates. Reported bylast_img read more

Nail shine! Tsveti is in the round of 16 in…

first_imgTsvetana Pironkova shone in New York. The Bulgarian tennis player defeated the Croatian Dona Vekic in two sets 6: 4, 6: 1 in just over 1 hour and qualified for the eighth finals of the US Open. Pironkova continues to participate in the tournament without losing a set. She continues to be undefeated by this rival. This was the fourth match between the two.Tsvetana Pironkova continues to roll.The Bulgarian hasn’t lost a set into the Round of 16, follows up her win over Garbiñe Muguruza with a 64 61 win over 18th seed Donna Vekic.Not bad for your 1st tournament in 3 years.Faces Keys or Cornet. #USOpen— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) September 5, 2020Tsveti managed to equal her achievement from the 2012 season. 8 years ago, Pironkova defeated Camila Georgie, Ayumi Morita and Sylvia Soler-Espinosa, after which she lost to Anna Ivanovic in the round of 16.In the quarterfinals, Tsveti will expect the winner of the match between the American Madison Keys and Alise Cornet from France.Tsvetana Pironkova – Dona Vekic 2: 0 (6: 4, 6: 1)FIRST SETThe match on court number 5 began with a quick exchange of games. First, the Croat won his pass to zero. Pironkova did the same with a solid game. A rather difficult service game for Vekic followed. Tsveti kept to the result and reached 40:40. However, the Bulgarian could not get to a breakthrough point and the champion took the lead with a 2: 1 game in the first set. In the next game, Tsveti had difficulties. Pironkova even had to save a breakthrough point. She did it skillfully and held back. A quick game for Vekic followed and she took the lead with 3: 2. Pironkova was not startled and managed to equalize for 3: 3 after winning her pass to 30 points. A very strong game of Tsveti followed. The Bulgarian managed to break through Donna Vekic’s pass for the first time. She did it on 30 points and took the lead. Unfortunately, Pironkova could not confirm the breakthrough. Vekic pulled with 40:15 on Tsveti’s serve and at the second chance he managed to return the breakthrough. However, Tsveti did not allow herself to be shaken. She pressed her opponent the next time she passed. Fortunately, Pironkova took advantage of her chances and managed to lead again with a breakthrough – 5: 4. This time she solidified it, and that was enough to win the set with 6: 4.SECOND SET!Croatia’s Vekic started the second half well. She won her pass without any problems – 15 points. However, Tsveti continued with his strong performance and won his pass, although he lost a few points on his serve. In the next game, Donna Vekic fell on the court after a forehand. It was not clear if she was injured or slipped. In the end, Tsveti managed to break through to 30 points after two consecutive double faults of her opponent. A very stable game for Pironkova followed. Her service was going well, and Donna Vekic had no answer – 3: 1 for Tsveti. The double faults continued to harass the Croat, and Tsveti remained stable and focused. All this led to a new breakthrough and a 4: 1 lead in the second set. A new strong service game for Tsveti followed. She took it without any problems and took the lead with 5: 1. Vekic collapsed and Tsveti took advantage in the next game and managed to close the match.last_img read more