Florence Fearrington Librarian appointed

first_imgVice President for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Sarah Thomas announced that Tom Hyry will lead Houghton Library as Florence Fearrington Librarian starting this September. Hyry currently serves as director of special collections at UCLA.“Tom Hyry brings outstanding leadership qualities to Houghton, and he will also be a valuable contributor to the team of library managers in FAS and the Harvard Library. I look forward to working with him to increase access to Houghton’s extraordinary collections,” said Thomas. Read Full Storylast_img

Governor Wolf Announces $1 Million in Funding to Expand Ronald McDonald House in West Philadelphia

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 16, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces $1 Million in Funding to Expand Ronald McDonald House in West Philadelphiacenter_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $1 million in funding to help renovate the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House so more families can be served.The funding, supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, will help expand the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House’s 72,000 square foot, 45-bedroom property in West Philadelphia with the addition of a new 93,000 square foot tower, increasing the size of the facility to 111 bedrooms and enabling the house to more than double the number of families who can stay there and use its services.“I am especially proud to be here today to announce this funding to know that, with this expansion, families will not have to be turned away during the very difficult time of a child’s hospitalization, alleviating the worry of where to stay and maintaining proximity to the many preeminent health care facilities in the area,” Governor Wolf said.The project, made possible through the purchase and demolition of two adjoining twin homes on an adjacent property, also will include a separate kitchen area for families and volunteer guest chefs, indoor and outdoor play areas, a theater and activity center, and significant outdoor greenspace.The new construction will increase the number of families served from an average of 790 per year to an estimated 1,900, increasing available room nights from 16,425 to 40,150.Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House board of directors’ president Peter Degnan led a tour of the expansion, which is providing construction jobs in the region.“The recent RACP grant approved by Governor Wolf and the State Legislature is greatly appreciated as we embark on a critically needed expansion of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House,” said Degnan. “The demand for our services to support more families in need continues to grow and this funding will help us move forward with our plans to double our existing capacity. We appreciate all that Governor Wolf has done for us and we look forward to working with him in the future as we continue with our fundraising efforts.”Governor Wolf was joined for the announcement and tour of the project by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Senator Vincent Hughes, and Representative James Roebuck.“The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is truly a heroic institution,” said Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia. “For generations it has eased the burden facing families of seriously ill children by providing a home environment while their children receive care at CHOP. I applaud Governor Wolf and the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for this tremendous contribution to the Chestnut Street House, and look forward to watching as this much-needed expansion becomes a reality.”“Since I became Governor, I have worked hard to ensure that when state government is investing its limited resources, we are doing so in ways that have the largest, direct impacts on our citizens and their families,” Governor Wolf said. “And I can’t think of a worthier cause than the Ronald McDonald House.”last_img read more

Smartly renovated entertainer up for grabs in Wynnum

first_imgThe kitchen at 2338 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum.The home is set across two levels and has VJ walls, ornate ceilings and blackbutt floors upstairs. The entry leads into the open living and dining rooms and out to the back deck, overlooking the inground swimming pool. The Hamptons-style kitchen is off the dining room and has Carrara marble benchtops, detailed soft-close cabinetry, double ovens with gas cooking, stainless steel appliances, and a servery with bi-fold windows opening to the deck. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 The dining room at 2338 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum.There is also a storeroom and a shed. The rumpus room opens through french doors to a poolside patio. The owners said the home had double glazed windows at the front. “We don’t hear any road noises and we don’t hear the train even though it’s the street behind us,” they said. The property is being marketed by David Lazarus, of Belle Property Manly, and will be auctioned on July 1 at noon. The backyard at 2338 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum.The master bedrooms has a walk-in robe and an ensuite and the two remaining bedrooms have built-in robes.The family bathroom has a toilet and shower over bath. Downstairs there is a single car garage, carport, rumpus room with bar, study, laundry and third bathroom. The home at 2338 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum.THIS renovated Queenslander, perfect for the family that likes to relax and entertain at home, is being auctioned in Wynnum. The owners bought 2338 Wynnum Rd 10 years ago and gave it a complete makeover. The couple, who have two children, extended and renovated the kitchen, added a back deck, created open-plan living spaces and added an ensuite and walk-in robe to the master bedroom. They also painted the interior, installed plantation shutters throughout, ripped up the “horrible” carpet in the living spaces and polished the exposed floorboards, and replaced the carpet in the bedrooms. The floorplan of 2338 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum.last_img read more