With Thanksgiving coming up next week, it is now officially time to start the holiday season. While many in the retail world would have you believe the “Holidays” began prior to Halloween, the public consensus is Thanksgiving kicks it off and New Year’s Day closes it with either a vicious hangover or epic late night/sugar crash depending on your age. The weekend before Thanksgiving is the calm before the storm that is your family coming to town or you packing up the station wagon heading for unfamiliar table talk with relatives you haven’t spoken to since last Thanksgiving and who may or may not share your personal views of everything from politics to dark vs. white meat (dark is better).This weekend, take advantage of this lull by getting out on the trail and taking a nice, long hike. Not only will this be good for your body with the biggest calorie fest of the year on the horizon, but it will also have a therapeutic effect on your mind. Now, instead of heading outside to chop wood for a couple hours when cousin Carl shows up unexpectedly, you will have the mental fortitude to find him a seat at the kids’ table.There is no better place to get away and clear your mind like in a wilderness area and St. Mary’s Wilderness in George Washington & Jefferson National Forest is one of the best. Pack a lunch and take the Mine Bank Creek Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway to the St. Marys River Trail to the falls. Don’t forget to pack a fly or tenkara rod, as the river does contain some native brookies.View Larger Map
The kitchen has a slightly industrial vibe.The property has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, parking for three cars and an inground pool.The agent said the housing market in South Brisbane was “absolutely heated.”“It’s probably the best I have seen it in more than a decade,” he said.“There’s a very limited supply of these prestige homes, so to get a beautifully renovated or new house is very rare.“When they come on the market, there’s multiple buyers competing for them.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:57Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to sell in a changing market 00:58 The home at 31 Brook St, South Brisbane, sold for $2.75 million.THE residential house sale price record for South Brisbane has fallen after a jaw-dropping renovation and extension of this home resulted in a $2.75 million sale.This comes as one of Brisbane’s top agents labelled the suburb’s market the best he had seen it in more than a decade. High ceilings are a feature of the house.The 31 Brook St residence went under the hammer earlier this month, with three registered bidders vying for the architecturally designed property.Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock said bidding was steady and considered, with the property sold after auction.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe kitchen leads out to a veranda.Mr Adcock said the property was bought by a family from Indooroopilly.“The position is absolutely fantastic as it is walking distance to all the amenities of West End, South Brisbane and South Bank,” Mr Adcock said.“The house itself was pretty spectacular, it was over three levels and … the cottage at the front was turned into a massive contemporary home.”
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: South Africa had their tails up in the Ranchi Test after having dismissed Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and more importantly, Virat Kohli cheaply. For the first time in the series, the South Africa aggression came to the fore. Unfortunately for them, they could not sustain the advantage. Rohit Sharma, who had set the tone for India’s dominance with twin centuries in Vizag, stole the show yet again with a blazing century and giving him company was Ajinkya Rahane. The 185-run stand between the Mumbai duo helped India reach 224/3 against the Proteas before bad light and rain resulted in early stumps on day 1. South Africa’s desperation to make first use of the conditions with the bat went to great extents in Ranchi even before a ball was bowled. For the toss, Faf du Plessis brought out a ‘proxy captain’ in Temba Bavuma as he looked to snap his nightmare streak of nine consecutive toss losses in Asia. Luck did not favour Bavuma as well and India chose to bat. However, Kagiso Rabada answered the South Africa’s demands for quick wickets when he got rid of Mayank Agarwal with an outswinger for 10. Cheteshwar Pujara was the next to go for a duck as Rabada trapped him LBW with an inswinger that cut back in off the deck. In the same venue two years ago against Australia, Pujara had consumed over 600 balls and scored a double ton but here, fortunes turned against him. Virat Kohli looked ominous with two superb fours off Anrich Nortje. The Indian skipper looked confident and was aiming to dish out more pain to the Proteas like he did in the Pune game where he smashed plenty of records enroute to his record-breaking 254*. However, Nortje set-up the Indian skipper brilliantly. After beating Kohli on the drive with an outswinger, Nortje slanted a good length ball in which darted back off the pitch to trap Kohli in front. A review was taken hastily by the skipper with replays showing that the ball was clipping the leg stump. South Africa were at their aggressive best. However, at the other end, Rohit had survived the first hour and he looked to take full toll.After getting beaten by Rabada a couple of times, Rohit capitalised when South Africa decided to bowl short. The Mumbai right-hander unfurled the pull shot and he found the boundary on a regular basis. With Rohit attacking, South Africa strayed in their lines. Rohit neared his fifty with a top-edged six off Nortje over fine leg and he reached his fifty in style with a straight drive to the long off fence.Rahane AggressiveAt the other end, Rahane was matching Rohit stroke for stroke and slowly, the tide turned against South Africa. In the second session, Rahane almost caught up with Rohit by smashing six boundaries in a couple of overs. When both Rohit and Rahane decided that attack was the best option, South Africa simply wilted and they had no answers.Rohit neared his century with a couple of big hits off Dane Piedt and he reached his century in grand style with yet another six. The century also resulted in a new record for Rohit as he became the leading six-hitter by an Indian in a bilateral series, going past Harbhajan Singh’s tally of 14 which he had made in the New Zealand series of 2010. Also Read | Rohit Sharma Blasts Sixth Century, Creates New Sixes Record In SeriesApart from Rohit, Rahane was also in great touch and he signalled his intentions with a lofted six off Piedt. Towards the fag end of the session, the South Africa pacers were finding some reverse swing but with winter slowly settling in, the light faded quickly and play ended. After taking three quick wickets, South Africa felt they had an edge. But, Rohit dispelled it in a brutal manner.