A $6,000 donation from KeyBank is going to help the American Red Cross provide emergency services in Haiti and here in Vermont.“Efforts to help feed and shelter the earthquake victims continue, and we’re pleased to be able to support the work of the American Red Cross in Haiti,” said Scott Carpenter, President of KeyBank’s Vermont District. “We also recognize the vital role the Red Cross plays when Vermonters are in their greatest time of need.”“KeyBank represents the very best of corporate citizenship,” said Rob Levine, Regional Red Cross Executive. “Not only have they stepped forward to support relief efforts in Haiti, but they also have a deep appreciation for the work of Red Cross volunteers right here at home. This generous donation to our Heroes Campaign helps assure our local teams are better prepared to respond to fires, floods and other disasters across Vermont,” said Levine.March is Red Cross month. For more information, go to www.nvtredcross.org.KeyBank(link is external) N.A. is one of Vermont’s largest financial services companies. A strong proponent for local economic growth, Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company’s businesses deliver their products and services through KeyCenters and offices; a network of approximately 2,400 ATMs; telephone banking centers (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com, that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day.Source: KeyBank— # # # —
Valamar cooperates with more than a hundred local partners and suppliers from Istria, Kvarner as well as Slavonia and Dalmatia, with the aim of expanding cooperation to interested partners from all parts of Croatia. Valfresco Direkt offers a wide selection of fresh local products and groceries from family farms from Istria, semi-finished and ready meals according to traditional recipes, prepared in the central kitchen and distribution center of Valamar in Vinež, as well as many other necessities bought in the market. Valfresco Direkt offers in one place the products of family farms, winemakers, olive growers and many other local producers with a long tradition in the production of healthy and quality food, as well as traditional dishes and desserts from Valfresco Cuisine. Namely, Valamar launched its online store Valfresco Direkt for all citizens and tourists in Istria at the beginning of June, and at the end of June it became available for guests in Valamar’s camps on the island of Krk. Valfresco Direkt, Valamar’s online store with delivery from September 14, is expanding its service to the area of Rijeka and the Opatija Riviera. From now on, the citizens of Rijeka, Opatija, Ičić, Viškovo, Dražice, Jurdan, Kastav, Kostren, Kukuljanovo, Lovran, Martinšćica, Matulji and Mošćenička Draga will be able to order products from Valfresco Direkt. “We are proud that the citizens of Rijeka and the surrounding area will also become part of the Valfresco Direkt story, which has already been extremely successful in Istria, where we are continuously recording an increasing number of regular customers. By purchasing through the Valfresco Direkt online store, citizens can be sure that they will receive quality and home-made food and dishes prepared to the highest catering standards and a Valamar guarantee of quality and safety at their home address. Also, by buying through Valfresco Direct, customers directly support the local community and gain access to groceries that are difficult to find in retail chains. “, said Karmela Višković, Valamar’s product development director and Valfresco Direkt project manager.
The Bairds’ waterfront stunner (circled) is on one of the coasts’ most coveted streets.THIS waterfront weekender is so hot it was snapped up after just two days on the market.Businessman David Baird and wife Marion have given up their stunning Surfers Paradise “weekender” – one of two waterfront homes that the couple have within 5km of each other on the Gold Coast. More than enough room for a barbecue.The couple, who have owned some of the Gold Coast’s most stunning homes. are left with a $7m Commodore Drive waterfront home in a much quieter strip of Surfers Paradise. That house also has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a six car garage and a lift.A price for the sale of the home at The Corso was not revealed. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The house was referred to as the Bairds’ weekender. AFTERNOON STROLL COSTS BUSHWALKERS $2.8M SAME DISTANCE FROM CBD, $1.6M DIFFERENCE The entrepreneurial couple’s property at 31 The Corso is in a much coveted part of the bustling Surfers Paradise waterfront scene.The show pony property is a five bedroom, six bathroom, five car garage stunner that they bought in March 2013 for $6.35m. It sits on 1,137sq m of some of the most coveted real estate on the coastline. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoStunning views of the skyline and waters around it. The property was listed as having sold within two days. The sale price has not been revealed. The Bairds bought the home for $6.35m five years ago.