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    Riley’s Nightclub will install garage door on their Main Street entrance this Sunday – Ashland Source - January 16, 2020 by admin

    ASHLAND -- Riley's Nightclub will soon sport a whole new look with a new, revamped front entrance.

    Ohl and Son's Garage Doors in Mansfield will be installing a garage door on Main Street right next to Riley's front entryway this Sunday, January 19.

    On commendably weathered evenings, the nightclub will now have the option to open their new garage door and allow fresh air inside.

    "We would love to have an outdoor patio, but I don't really think that is possible at that location, so this is the next best thing," said Joy Cline, owner and CEO of Riley's Nightclub. "There is such a hustle and bustle to Main Street, and we just want to share that energy with the community."

    Riley's is located at 155 West Main Street in Ashland and is open everyday from 8 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.

    Cline believes that this new garage door will also highlight the nightclub's music scene.

    "We also want to share our love of music with passerby's on the street," said Cline. "We plan on having local artists playing in the window pretty frequently and hopefully draw in people with the music and fresh air."

    The door also helps if any larger equipment needs transported inside the building.

    Cline also mentioned that she would like to add some daytime hours and sell food at the bar in the future.

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    HOME PROFILE: A beautiful home for watching the sea – Wicked Local Beverly - January 16, 2020 by admin

    ADDRESS: 321 Ocean Ave., Marblehead

    BEDROOMS: 4

    BATHROOMS: 4 full; 2 half

    LIVING SPACE: 4,331 sq. ft.

    PRICE: $2,995,000

    In this seaside villa, the focus in almost every room including bathrooms is the incredible ocean views. Built in 1920 on over an acre of oceanfront property, this timeless beauty is a private oasis amidst sprawling manicured grounds with handsome masonry walkways and brick terraces. In addition to state-of-the-art systems, this magnificently restored home retains its original architectural detail throughout.

    Approaching the house is, well, delightful. Enjoy coastline rose gardens on the way to the front entrance with an extra-wide arched door (and a wooden storm door). A floor-to-ceiling wardrobe-like closet is easily overlooked given the extra-wide staircase in the foyer leading down to the main living level this has another entrance and a split staircase up to an open gallery and the bedrooms. But thats getting ahead of the story.

    On the main level

    Arched French doors from a massive side terrace open to a gigantic eat-in chefs kitchen where radiant heated porcelain tile flooring is one of many, many highlights. In this cookery the emphasis is on function and beauty: an abundance of cabinetry (including a walk-in pantry) accented with a tumbled tile backsplash, a six-burner gas Viking stove (with a griddle), SubZero refrigerator with integrated panels, and a massive center island with a round hammered copper sink. Granite countertops showcase the honed granite farmers sink.

    The breakfast nook is unforgettable. This large bump out is surrounded by almost floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. Wherever your gaze falls the huge brick paver patio, lush grounds that lead directly to lounging rocks and the beach via a private gate or the ocean itself the views are compelling and especially so when Mother Nature decides to show off.

    A laundry room with a sink and cupboards is on the way to a spacious family room. In addition to views of the beautifully landscaped front yard, this room has amazing ocean vistas and arched door access to the terrace. By the way, 12-pane windows in this room, of which there are six, are positively gorgeous. So is a striking arched window with leaded stained-glass panes. In fact, this is one of several stained-glass windows that add dashes of color in unexpected places.

    A half bathroom and access to the oversized two-car garage are bonuses.

    And then

    The more formal spaces (living, dining and sitting rooms) are astounding.

    In the grand-sized dining room, double crown molding accents exposed and detailed ceiling beams. Lighted china cabinets are nods to the past along with the huge limestone fireplace with a gas insert. Still an atrium-like and fully open space is captivating.

    This indoor space lives like an outdoor haven albeit, a sophisticated one. In addition to three sets of multi-glass pane arched windows the better to enjoy the views the sunroom has tumbled tile flooring and French doors to the terraces.

    The massive living room also has a beamed ceiling plus two multi-glass paned doors to the patio/terrace. An extraordinarily wide bay (with a matching ledge) ensures up-close-and-personal views all year long. Detailed casings on the windows and doorways arched or not add character and charm but an inglenook fireplace is the scene stealer.

    Also known as a chimney corner, this fireplace with a decorative tile surround is tucked into its own nook and has built-in seating (with storage) on both sides. The nook has a beamed ceiling just like the one in the living room.

    Two arched entrances lead to a fabulous sunroom with tumbled tile flooring and more arched windows overlooking the water.

    A nearby half bath has wide bead board wainscoting, fir flooring, deep bump boards, and another colorful stained-glass window. This one is round.

    Second story treasures

    The master suite/wing at one end of this level is memorable. In the huge sleeping chamber, a fireplace with a wood stove insert and a marble mantel has bookcases on both sides. His n hers lighted, cedar lined walk-in closets have custom inserts.

    The views are exceptional. With two exposures that include four sets of multi-pane casement windows that are practically floor-to-ceiling, this space feels like a ship on the ocean. It isnt, but the effect is magical.

    Two linen closets are on the way to the en suite bathroom that has similar views from the jetted tub and the step-in steam shower in a glass enclosure. For privacy and personal space, the commode has its own room and the L-shaped vanity has a sink in each leg.

    Views are only one highlight in another bedroom suite with three exposures and a wood-burning fireplace with beautiful figurines and delicate mantel carvings. Built-ins along the window wall include a credenza-like piece with eight drawers, three cupboards and corner bookcases. Decorative crown molding and gleaming hardwood flooring are additional features.

    Wide bead board wainscoting anchored by a chair rail with decorative trim and a built-in cupboard add character in the en suite bathroom with a tub/shower ensemble.

    While the third bedroom suite is as charming as the other two, the office it also makes excellent guest quarters might easily become the favorite room. First, this massive space has cork flooring, a built-in desk surrounded by open shelving and, wait for it, a built-in, step-up day bed with 12 drawers underneath. This ship-shape space no pun intended has a huge en suite bathroom with a step-in shower with a frameless glass door and wide bead board wainscoting.

    One final note. The attic has spray foam insulation but is unfinished. Aah, the potential

    Contact Steven White of William Raveis Real Estate at 781-690-6433 or 781-631-1199 or by email: steven.White1@comcast.net.

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    $400,000 Homes in Indiana, Massachusetts and Arkansas – The New York Times - January 16, 2020 by admin

    Built in the late 1850s for Leander A. Plummer, the founder of a cordage company that made ropes for whaling ships, the house was originally called Morelands and faced east. At some point in the 19th century, it was rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise, leaving the original front stoop at the side of the building. It is about a mile southwest of the heart of New Bedford and two blocks north of St. Lukes Hospital. A ferry terminal with boats to Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod is within walking distance. The closest beach is about a five-minute drive, and Boston is 60 miles north.

    Size: 5,130 square feet

    Price per square foot: $77

    Indoors: The entry hall is anchored by the original curving staircase and a recently added period light fixture with milk-glass shades.

    Solid wood doors open to large, elegant rooms, including a library with arched windows with spiderweb muntins and louvered shutters. The fireplace is surrounded by Delft tiles believed to have been added in the late 19th century. The mantel landscape painting was done by the owners son, Leander A. Plummer II, a Paris-trained artist who also painted the wildlife scene on the door of a receiving room to the right of the front entrance. Double doors open to a windowed bay that holds a tiled solarium.

    In the living room, the fireplace surround is simple black marble, topped by a large gilt-framed mirror. Delft tiles reappear around the firebox of the dining room, where they represent biblical themes, including David and Goliath. In this room, the floorboards are chestnut, the ceiling is coffered and Gothic arches carved in relief run along the walls, below the crown molding.

    Ascending the stairs, which are illuminated by a restored decorative skylight, you reach the second floor. This level has five large bedrooms, two small rooms, two bathrooms and a space renovated as a possible laundry area. A front bedroom has a pair of tall arched windows with louvered shutters that overlook Hawthorn Street. Another bedroom includes fireplace tiles with animal pictures (a dodo, kangaroo and flamingo among them).

    The third floor has been insulated and covered in Sheetrock, but is otherwise unfinished; it has an additional four rooms and a bathroom. The kitchen, which is on the main floor, is described by the owners as very basic and requires renovation.

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    The three-bedroom Newport house that comes with its own hairdressers in the dining room – Wales Online - January 16, 2020 by admin

    If you don't have time to view a potential new home and have a wash and blow dry at the hairdressers, then this super stylish home in Newport might be the answer.

    From the outside it certainly looks like a lovely but standard three-bedroom semi in a suburban street in the city but inside it is a different story.

    Start the property tour in the hall and it immediately becomes apparent that the current owner has a talent for stylish interior design.

    The space is a combination of restored original features such as the staircase mixed with modern, eye-catching additions such as the pretty tiles decorating the stairs.

    A colour palette of light walls and floors creates a perfect backdrop for statement furniture, accessories and personal items.

    Into the lounge and the tasteful decor continues with arguably the star of the space the refurbished period fireplace.

    The neutral colours continue into the room but are joined by an accent colour of on-trend shades of primrose and orche.

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    Further interest is created by the introduction of patterns and tactile fabrics via the soft furnishings, including the rug.

    The room is flooded with light via the large bay window and statement chandelier, with the flooring from the hall continuing into the space to create visual flow and connect the two rooms.

    The giant scissor ornament gives a giant hint as to what awaits a visitor in the room next door.

    Further down the hall is the rather surprising addition, a hairdresser's salon in what would normally be a dining room.

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    Of course, the room can easily be reinstated to its former function but if you have ever fancied taking up hairdressing or becoming a barber, maybe the back-wash sink and cutting and styling area could stay?

    The room has bags of character apart from all the hair-based paraphernalia.

    There's an attractive marble fireplace housing a log burner, so the clients having their barnet attended to certainly don't get cold.

    For over-heating blow dries in the summer, there's a set of patio doors that open out into the garden and will provide cooling breezes under the hairdryer.

    Original internal, panel doors provide period charm, as do the picture rails and deep skirtings.

    Once your roots have been done or your perm has set, then there's still a lot of lovely house to discover.

    At the end of the hall there is a stylish country-style kitchen complete with Belfast sink, cream units with rustic handles and wooden work tops.

    This light and bright room also provides access to the garden through a set of French doors at the end.

    The new owner could combine the kitchen and dining room to create an open-plan space if that's what they are hankering after.

    It would need a structural engineer, qualified builder, steel beam and a large sledgehammer, but it is now a very common and not very major room alteration.

    Upstairs, the contemporary and engaging decor continues into the three bedrooms.

    The sanded doors are complemented by the stripped floorboards in the smallest bedroom, which also has a pale and tactile interiors scheme to optimise the space, greatly assisted by the use of a huge wall mirror.

    The bathroom does not disappoint on the decor either, with a roll-top bath, feature basin unit and characterful floor tiles all jostling for position as the most eye-catching feature.

    They all work together to create a stylish space to relax, as well as a place to wash your hair if the salon downstairs is busy.

    Outside the home offers ample off-road parking space on a large drive at the front.

    At the back of the abode there's a split-level garden with a patio al fresco dining area accessed from the dining room and kitchen.

    This outdoor area is a versatile space, with enough room for an extension should a new owner fancy a building project, or a large garage / storage space that could easily be a workshop or the site of a summer house.

    If knocked down, there may even be space for a small swimming pool or patio with hot tub on the footprint of this structure.

    Of course, any changes or additions should be checked with the local planning officer before any work commences.

    This stylish and tasteful home offers potential to run a business, add space inside and outside or actually do nothing at all except move in and enjoy the charming spaces the current owner has created.

    The home is on the market for a guide price of 230,000 - 240,000, to find out more contact the estate agent Pinkmove on 01633 746088.

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    Openings and Closings: Breakfast, Boardgames, and Beer – BKLYNER - January 16, 2020 by admin

    Welcome back to another installment of openings and closings. We have a lot of goodbyes this week, from Polish diners to party brunch spots. Dont despair, though, since there are lots of good things coming to the borough as well. We welcome several new Mexican spots, a boardgames cafe, and an ice cream parlor with swings inside.

    Bedford Stuyvesant

    480 Madison Street, between Throop Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard.

    This Bed-Stuy restaurant opened last month. Before finally opening their brick and mortar, Boca Santa was in residence as a pop-up at Doris, also in the neighborhood. Now, you can visit them on their own and enjoy their authentic Mexican dishes tacos, aguas frescas, guacamole, and quesadillas are all on the menu.

    417 Throop Avenue, between Quincy Street and Lexington Avenue.

    This new Bed-Stuy bar opened up in November. The spot has leather couches, lots of wood detailing, and even some old-school pinball and arcade games. Some nights, they have DJs playing until late, with happy hour specials every day from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

    Brooklyn Heights

    20 Columbia Place, between Joralemon and State streets.

    Clover Hill in Brooklyn Heights opened mid-December, and is the neighborhoods latest spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The restaurant closes at 3:00pm every day, but before that serves a large variety of creative dishes. These include buckwheat crepes with eggs and sweet potato, fried pickled fennel, and a pistachio scone with satsuma marmalade.

    Flatbush

    1214 Cortelyou Road, between Argyle and Westminster roads.

    Neighbors have reported that this new Cortelyou ice cream spot has finally opened to the public. Word on the street is that theyre serving up Blue Marble ice cream, and that the inside is complete with swings to sit on while you enjoy your scoops.

    Fort Greene

    154 Carlton Avenue, between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues.

    This new Fort Greene taqueria opened up in December. You can enjoy all the classics here, like burrito bowls, quesadillas, chimichangas, tortas, and churros.

    Greenpoint

    146 Nassau Avenue, between McGuinness Boulevard and Newel Street.

    At OHHO Coffee you can get classic coffee, or try one of their creations, like a sweet potato latte or shaken espresso. This new coffee shop opened up mid-December, and in addition to hot beverages, you can enjoy Korean favorites like bibimbap, kimchi, and barbecue. Have a seat at one of their marble cafe tables and eat up.

    233 Eagle Street, between McGuinness Boulevard and Provost Street.

    Time Out reports that St. Agrestis has opened a new taproom in collaboration with Greenhook Ginsmiths in Greenpoint. The taproom will allow guests to taste the amari on-tap negronis and spiked hot chocolates all at an Italian-style communal table.

    Park Slope

    471 5th Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.

    This new South Slope coffee shop comes with a twist. On site, you can play one of over 200 board games they have while enjoying your drinks and pastries. The spot is brand new, and opened only at the beginning of January.

    Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    1184 Nostrand Avenue, between Fenimore and Hawthorne streets.

    This new Prospect Lefferts Gardens Beer House opened five weeks ago. Currently, theyre just serving up drinks, but according to their Instagram this biergarten will also be a cafe come Spring. Enjoy your brew outside on the patio, or at one of their cozy wooden tables indoors.

    Sheepshead Bay

    1724 Sheepshead Bay Road, between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway.

    The latest branch of this seafood chain set up shop in Sheepshead Bay mid-November. Red Crab serves up po-boys, fish and shellfish by the pound, and raw oysters. They have specials almost every day on their various dishes, so be sure to check out their page before a visit.

    Brooklyn Heights

    80 Montague Street, between Pierrepont Place and Hicks Street.

    This Brooklyn Heights Polish diner has closed for good. A tipster reported that the spot closed early this month, after reports earlier last year about owners wanting to put the restaurant up for rent.

    Cobble Hill

    248 Court Street, between Kane and Baltic streets.

    Pardon Me For Asking reports that Cobble Hills Watty and Meg has closed its doors after 12 years, as of the first of this month. The restaurant also announced its closure through a sign on the door, writing that the news was delivered with a heavy heart.

    Park Slope

    242 5th Avenue, between President and Carroll Streets.

    Seed announced its closure to Park Slope neighbors with a sign on their door in December. We cant thank our customers and this wonderful community enough for the support over the past four years, the sign read, calling the goodbye bittersweet.

    242 Flatbush Avenue, between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street.

    After a long fight, protests, and many SLA hearings, Woodland has finally closed its doors for good, Eater reports. Owner Akiva Ofshtein had previously told Bklyner that he felt the complaints against his restaurant were due to his primarily African-American and Caribbean-American clientele, and received assistance from the Black Institute prior to closing. Despite this, the brunch spot eventually lost the fight for their liquor license and could not survive without it.

    Red Hook

    275 Van Brunt Street, between Visitation Place and Pioneer Street.

    Grindhaus announced to their Instagram followers that their last day of business would be this Valentines Day. In the meantime, theyre hosting a Michelin-starred chef at the restaurant from the 24th-27th of January, and are encouraging guests to make reservations for both those special nights and their final bow.

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    Michael Harding: The beloved is like wine. And I want to be drunk all the time – The Irish Times - January 16, 2020 by admin

    There is a chestnut tree in the garden which a friend gave us as a wedding gift. It was a sapling back then, but has grown tall. Last year the friend died in his sleep and during the summer I could sense his presence near the tree. As if he were sitting there, as he often did, smoking loose tobacco and gazing at the lake.

    Not that he would sit outside in winter. But I still remember him with great affection, even now. And last week, I used a clippers to prune some beech shrubs near the chestnut, which I hope will grow stronger in the spring.

    Doing garden work in winter is never a good omen for my mental health; it usually indicates adverse changes in the interior weather.

    And recently I start clinging to the beloved.

    Its not just that I miss her when I go to places far away, like Warsaw or Kilmallock; but I get so obsessed that I dont even like going out to my studio for half an hour without her.

    The beloved is like wine. And I want to be drunk all the time.

    The sisters from the convent in Minsk drink some wine now and again. They arrived before Christmas with a beautiful icon, which now hangs in the studio with all the other icons. In fact there are so many holy images on the walls now, that the General refuses to cross the threshold.

    I was expecting that the icons would be my refuge during Christmas. If the parties got too hectic, or if I got too bloated with puddings, or even if gazing at the Christmas card with the kangaroos began to depress me, then I could fly away to my studio and be alone with the holy images and all might be well; or so I thought.

    In fact I hardly darkened the door of the studio for a month. Which is to say that I had a great Christmas. I relished all the visitors, the long conversations into the night, the arguments over politics, and the trash on Netflix.

    The only time I ventured out to that shed with double-glazed patio doors at the end of the yard which I call the studio, was when we couldnt find the bottle opener and I knew there was another one out there. To be honest, I dont do much talking to God if there is even the slightest prospect of alternative company.

    As I stepped inside the studio door I was aware of the icon; the calm face of Jesus, the Christ of Sinai, gazing down at me from the wall.

    I avoided switching on the light. I could see my path with the help of an iPhone but I didnt want to be judged by that radiant face. I didnt want to feel guilty, just because I was going to open another bottle of wine.

    As I pulled out the drawer to get the bottle opener, he spoke; a whisper audible only in my head.

    You shouldnt be drinking so much after having a heart attack, he said.

    I looked up at him. His two big eyes beneath the golden halo observing me with a mixture of judgment and compassion.

    It might be time you went back in your box, I suggested.

    Because sometimes I hide the icons from myself. I strip the room bare, place them in their boxes and stack them all in the bookcase.

    After all Im a writer not a monk.

    I live with the beloved. My cloister is the bedroom, my hymns are little cries of intimacy.

    And icons are useful only up to a point. They are comforting on dark nights; a buttress against depression, a consolation in every grief. And my refuge in times of trouble is a monastery of the heart, where silence is the only language and the icons awaken the mythic core of being.

    Last week the decorations were finally put away. I went to the studio and lit the stove and reclaimed the icons from the bookcase and hung them once more on the walls. I sat listening to monks chanting on Spotify as the eco-logs in the stove belched with mysterious gases.

    I even went into the garden with Rachmaninovs Vespers in my headphones, to examine the bare chestnut tree for any damage caused by winter storms.

    The tree is surrounded by woodland, but in that moment it seemed utterly alone, as if it were still waiting for its beloved to return again with new primroses.

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    Property: Country living and city convenience are combined to perfection here in Carryduff – The Irish News - January 16, 2020 by admin

    Asking Price 349,950

    Striking the perfect balance between country and city living, is this exceptionally finished four bedroom detached home.

    Located at 160 Mealough Road, Carryduff, this is also a property which offers the kind of aesthetic that will suit even the most ardent design enthusiast with its clean white finish and modern interiors that are perfectly catered for convenient living.

    The occupier here will enjoy all the lush green landscapes for which Co Down is renowned while all the spoils of the city are just a few miles away including of course, Forestside Shopping Centre and the many restaurants, bars and cafes of the Ormeau Road.

    Commuters are also well catered for courtesy of the Cairnshill Park and Ride while families can take full advantage of the many leading schools, at both primary and secondary level, in the vicinity.

    This new build detached property offers spacious, family orientated accommodation comprising four bedrooms - the master enjoys a dressing area and en-suite - a stylish family bathroom suite with separate shower while a sumptuous lounge with a clean and convenient wood burning stove will quickly become the perfect retreat for the family to reunite at the end of a busy day.

    Yet as they often say it is the kitchen which is the true heart of the home and at 160 Mealough Road, youll find an example to enthral whether you are a keen or reluctant cook. As well as exquisite units, appliances and worktops, you will be truly captivated by the double patio doors which so expertly and elegantly lead outside to your enclosed rear garden. The space also enjoys an open plan dining and living area thats perfect for lingering over your coffee drenched by the warmth of the sun.

    A utility room offers additional space with a range of fitted units, washing machine and tumble dryer and of course access to the downstairs WC.

    The property offers a real masterclass in thoughtful design with oil under floor heating on both levels and is fully double glazed.

    Outside there is a driveway offering ample parking and of course, access to your convenient detached garage.

    This property opens up a wealth of opportunity in this convenient location. As well as south Belfast, youre also in close proximity to beautiful Ballynahinch and charming Saintfield.

    For more information contact Ulster Property Sales, the Forestside Office, on028 9064 1264 today.

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    Backed by a team of service industry pros, Brick West Brewing Co. is now open in downtown Spokane’s west end – Pacific Northwest Inlander - January 16, 2020 by admin

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    Head brewer Sam Milne (left) and general manger Brian Carpenter.

    After more than a year in the making, Brick West Brewing Co. started pouring beer for the public earlier this month.

    The brewery and taproom is the project of owners Matt Goodwin, a well-known local restaurateur (Backyard Public House, Fast Eddie's, Press, Remedy and others), and Jordan Tampien, co-founder of 4 Degrees Real Estate. It started when the duo, along with their brothers, acquired the vacant Watts Automotive Building on West First Avenue.

    The all-ages taproom features 13 beers on tap, plus guest cider and kombucha, multiple TVs and a projector. Brick West is also leasing the adjacent plaza built by the city last year above a sewer overflow tank to use as its patio.

    As far as food goes, a small kitchen serves gourmet hot dogs, which can be ordered from one of two tablet stations or an app on your phone. The menu includes premium choices like Sonnenberg's Italian sausage ($9) and even a Beyond Meat vegetarian sausage ($9). Each item has the option for add-ons such as cream cheese or a spicy housemade spread and comes with a bag of Tim's Cascade chips. When the new Watts 1903 Spirits and Eatery opens next door, sometime in the next month, Brick West will expand its menu to include various items from the neighboring restaurant.

    Early on, Goodwin and Tampien brought on Sam Milne as Brick West's head brewer.

    Like most brewers, Milne was first introduced to homebrewing as a hobby. When that hobby turned into a passion, it began his long road of a career.

    He got his start at Pyramid Brewing in Seattle before moving to Bellingham, where he'd previously attended Western Washington University. There, he got a job with Kulshan Brewing as a keg washer and became head brewer five years later.

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    Milne monitors a batch of a hazy pale ale as it transfers to the fermenter.

    "I just worked my way up doing everything," Milne says. "From scrubbing the floors to packaging, there's not a job you could list that I haven't done."

    Milne went on to earn the 2018 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarship, which sent him to two prestigious brewing schools: The Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich. After graduating from the World Brewing Academy, he knew he next wanted to help build a brewery.

    "I was really looking for a ground-up opportunity to come in and help some people start a brewery and kind of build it to how I want to brew my beers," he recalls.

    Brick West was that exact opportunity. Milne was hired in December 2018 and was responsible for building the brewery. He planned it on paper for months before moving here with his family in April. During that time, he dreamt up ideas for the 15-barrel brewhouse like the silo on the roof that will eventually hold 40,000 pounds of grain for his base malt.

    With his brewing background and training, it's no surprise he wants to focus on creating world-class German lagers, but Milne also wants to explore more contemporary styles. The taproom opened with various lagers on tap, like the My Town American-style lager (4.8 percent alcohol by volume), Lucky Penny copper lager (5.6 percent), pilsner (5.1 percent) and dunkel (5.3 percent).

    Those brews are accompanied by a vast amount of other styles. If ales are more your speed, the Helping Hand hazy IPA (5.7 percent), Brick by Brick West Coast IPA (7.1 percent) and First Step nitro breakfast stout (5.5 percent) are some of the popular options available.

    The next big hire by Goodwin and Tampien was Brian Carpenter as the taproom's general manager.

    Brick West celebrates its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 am-2 am, with games and giveaways. Compete in a rock, paper, scissors tournament, and enter a raffle to win prizes such as a beer tour and tasting with head brewer Sam Milne.

    Carpenter has become a widely recognized face in the local beer scene over the last decade; many simply know him as "Fro." He got his start as a bartender and manager at the Flying Goat and helped open Republic Pi. Most recently, he was the sales director for One Tree Cider, but for several years before that, he was a sales representative at No-Li Brewhouse.

    He's now running the Brick West taproom, and in charge of sales and distribution. With the doors finally open and all the preparation behind him, he says his priority is filling the taproom and making sure it's a place for everyone to hang out.

    Starting next week, the taproom will host a weekly bingo night on Tuesdays. He's also starting to plan on ways to utilize the patio in the coming warmer months think outdoor concerts and collaboration events with other local breweries.

    Next up for Carpenter is launching distribution, which he says should happen around springtime. His goal is to spread the word about the brewery by putting beers on tap throughout Spokane.

    Brick West Brewing Co. 1318 W. First All ages Open daily from 11 am-close brickwestbrewingco.com 279-2982

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    Madeleine McCann mystery will NEVER be solved due to missing CCTV, ex-detective claims – The Sun - January 16, 2020 by admin

    MADELEINE McCann will never be found and her case is unsolvable due to a single CCTV camera not working in the resort where she vanished, a former top cop says.

    Ex-detective Mark Williams-Thomas, 49, now an investigative journalist who helped expose paedophile Jimmy Savile's crimes, believes the three-year-old British girl was taken by an opportunistic criminal."

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    Maddie disappeared in 2007 from her holiday apartment in Praia da luz, Portugal, while her parents Kate and Gerry dined nearby.

    In his new book Hunting Killers, Mark believes the case is unsolvable because of a crucial CCTV camera not working in the resort.

    He writes: The abduction of Madeleine McCann is one Id put into the unsolvable category.

    The case hasnt been solved simply because a crucial CCTV camera was turned off, meaning that whoever took Madeleine was not identifiable at the scene.

    Mark, who has worked on many missing persons cases, believes the child walked out of the holiday flat and into the path of a predator.

    He said: I believe Madeleine was the victim of an opportunistic criminal whose act was random she wandered out of the apartment and into the path of this person.

    The ex-cop says that while he hopes there can be some kind of resolution in the long-running case the statistics show that it will likely never be solved.

    He writes: The sad reality is, this far on, the likelihood of Madeleine being alive now is incredibly slim.

    Unfortunately, in almost every case of stranger child abduction, within the space of 24 hours the child is dead.

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    Maddie's mum Kate has previously disputed the possibility her daughter was taken after wandering off or suffered a fatal accident - a theory first probed by the Portuguese police.

    In her harrowing 2011 book about her daughter's disappearance, she stated: I have always found the third suggestion insulting to our intelligence.

    Obviously, the police are obliged to consider all possible scenarios but there was no doubt in our minds that Madeleine had not left the apartment on her own accord.

    "There was no way a three-year-old would have been able to raise the shutters and open the window in the childrens room.

    "To give any credence whatsoever to that idea that Madeleine could have walked out on her own you would have to accept that she had gone out the back way, pulling aside the sitting room curtains and drawing them again, then opening the patio doors, the child safety gate at the top of the stairs on the veranda and the little gate to the road - and carefully closing all three behind her.

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    What three-year-old do you know who would do that? And we knew our Madeleine. She simply would not wander off like this.

    "The theory was not only insulting it was, much more importantly, frighteningly damaging to the chances of finding Madeleine quickly."

    Operation Grange, a Scotland Yard probe into the case which began in 2011, has previously said they believe Maddie was snatched or taken during a burglary gone wrong.

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    Madeleine McCann mystery will NEVER be solved due to missing CCTV, ex-detective claims - The Sun

    Thugs jailed after more than 160k worth of high-value cars stolen in West Yorkshire and Lancashire – ExaminerLive - January 16, 2020 by admin

    Three thugs have been jailed after more than 160,000 worth of cars were stolen in burglaries across West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

    Patrick Connors, Thomas Stainsby and Joseph Howard were locked up after a series of hanoi burglaries and attempted burglaries in September and October 2017.

    Leeds Crown Court heard the group targeted homes with high-value cars parked in the driveway and were eventually caught after they ordered taxis in a bid to evade police.

    Two other men - Thomas Connors and Leon Brown - received suspended sentences after handling goods that had been stolen during the conspiracy.

    Prosecutor Camille Morland said the first burglary took place on Rydale Avenue in Oldham between 8pm on September 11 and 2am on 12, 2017.

    A couple were asleep when their back door was forced and three sets of car keys were taken.

    An 18,000 Seat Leon parked in the driveway was driven off and fitted with false plates.

    The second burglary took place on Oakeneaves Avenue in Burley, Leeds, between 11pm on September 12 and 5am on September 13, 2017.

    A family were asleep when the lock on the patio doors was snapped.

    Three sets of car keys and multiple vehicles were stolen, including a black Mercedes C30d worth 30,000, a blue Mercedes Sport worth 20,000 and an orange Ford Fiesta GT worth 17,000.

    Watches, jeans and cash were also stolen from the property.

    A witness described seeing Thomas Connors fitting the Mercedes C30d with false plates in Bradford.

    The vehicles were then used in an attempted burglary carried out in Leeds and burglaries carried out in Liversedge and Brighouse several nights later.

    Just before 2am on September 15, 2017, the Seat Leon pulled into Greenbanks Drive in Horsforth, Leeds .

    Three males then tried to get into a house where a family slept and there were keys to a high-value vehicle while one of them cut off the CCTV.

    At about 3.20am, a man who had an Audi A3 parked in his driveway on Milton Road in Liversedge realised that someone had damaged his back door and got into his kitchen.

    At 4.55am, a couple who had four vehicles, including an Audi RS4 and a Renault Trafic van, parked outside their home on Imperial Close in Brighouse were awoken by a loud bang.

    The keys to the vehicles had not been taken, only a purse.

    At about 5am, police spotted the Seat Leon driving at speed in the Halifax area and chased it until it was crashed near the Stump Cross pub.

    Patrick Connors, Stainsby and one other male ran to the BP garage on Bradford Road before getting a taxi to Odsal Top.

    Police followed the taxi and the trio ran off, with officers managing to catch Patrick Connors in a nearby playing field.

    Meanwhile, Howard got out of the Seat Leon and ran off to hide in a garden.

    About 50 minutes later, he also phoned himself a taxi and got into it before being arrested.

    Between 11pm on October 13 and 3am on October 14, 2017, a house on Healey Green Lane, Kirkheaton was broken into.

    The keys to a Ford Fiesta, which was worth 3,000 and parked outside the property, were stolen and it was driven off.

    Between 10pm on October 13 and 7am on October 14, 2017, an outhouse at Holly House Farm in Mirfield was broken into.

    Eggs were thrown around and four horse saddles worth more than 4,000 were stolen from a metal locker.

    At 3.30pm on October 14, 2017, police spotted Brown in a woman's Ford Focus in Bradford and he ran away.

    The four saddles were found in the car and after being detained he said he had gotten the saddles with 'one of his horses'.

    Patrick Connors pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle and was convicted of criminal damage and dangerous driving.

    He has four previous convictions for seven offences, including burglary, going equipped for burglary and theft of a vehicle.

    Stainsby and Howard both pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.

    Howard also pleaded guilty to three counts of handling stolen goods in relation to motor vehicles stolen between April 2016 and February 2017. These included a Nissan Juke worth 18,500 stolen in Brighouse, a Ford Fiesta worth 17,000 stolen in Leeds and a VW Polo worth 7,000 stolen in Cleckheaton.

    Howard also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm.

    Stainsby has 23 previous convictions for 37 offences, including burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, escaping from lawful custody and possession of cannabis.

    Howard has five previous convictions for five offences, including burglary and dangerous driving.

    Thomas Connors and Brown both pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

    Thomas Connors has three previous convictions for six offences, including burglary, going equipped for burglary and interfering with a vehicle.

    Brown has six previous convictions, including possession of an offensive weapon, possession of cannabis and a section 47 assault.

    Patrick Connors, 22, of no fixed abode, was jailed for four years and nine months.

    Stainsby, 30, of Ribbleton Grove, Bradford, was jailed for four years and one month.

    Howard, 23, of Maple Avenue, Thornbury, Bradford, was jailed for three years and 11 months.

    Thomas Connors, 23, of no fixed abode, was handed a 21-month prison sentence, suspended for 24 months, and ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work.

    Brown, 33, of Birches Green Road, Erdington, Birmingham, was handed a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.

    See the article here:
    Thugs jailed after more than 160k worth of high-value cars stolen in West Yorkshire and Lancashire - ExaminerLive

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