EDITOR’S NOTEPlay together, stay together: meet the BRO family.LETTERSDear readers: will you stand up for nature?QUICK HITSWardian shatters seven-day, seven-continent marathon record • Bike Share planned for Roanoke • Camping improves sleepFLASHPOINTCan the South ever be powered by 100% renewable energy?THE DIRT50 is the new 30 • Can elk coexist with landowners outside of the Smokies? • Louisville is home to world’s first underground bike park • High school mountain biking climbs higher in AppalachiaA BRIGHT FUTURE Despite a change in administration, solar energy is shining in the South.THE GOODSA.T. expert Zach Davis picks his favorite thru-hiking gear.TRAIL MIXOffstage, Steep Canyon Ranger bassist Charles Humphries III tackles big trails.WHY ADVENTURE MATTERSAdventure is not irresponsible, says A.T. female speed record holder Jennifer Pharr Davis. It actually makes you smarter and more socially engaged.ADVENTURE FAMILIESCan you be an accomplished athlete and a first-rate parent too? Meet five families redefining adventure—including the Quirins, whose one-year-old could become the first baby thru-hiker in 2017.RECREATE BY STATEYou’ve been to Shenandoah and the Smokies, but what about Hungry Mother or Frozen Head? Explore new terrain in this state-by-state guide to our region’s top parks.SOUTH BEYOND 6,000The 40 summits above 6,000 feet in Appalachia should be on every Southern adventurer’s bucket list. Which ones will you tick off in 2017? Two SB6K record holders share their favorites.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Social media can be a cornerstone component in building a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. It offers direct targeting to the exact type of people you’d like your message to reach. It’s a way to spread brand awareness, share helpful information, tell your story of who you are, and, of course, even sell. For marketers at banks, credit unions, financial institutions, and in fintech, it’s all very clear: there’s a need to go digital and get on social. It’s where consumers are. According to a 2019 report from HubSpot, over 40% of the world’s population is on social media (an estimated 3.2 billion users), with 54% of those social users using social platforms to research products and services.The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this need as we’ve seen an abrupt shift to operating in virtual environments. Social media has continued to grow as an important tool to share and distribute information with social platforms reporting 2020 increases in user engagement and platform usage, according to Sprout Social.Consider the following tips when starting or growing your financial institution’s social presence and strategy.1. Identify Your Audience Pew Research Center reports 7 out of 10 US adults have used and are familiar with social platforms. With a reported 2.45 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the leading platform, with Instagram topping 1 billion, and LinkedIn and Twitter each boasting over 300 million according to Sprout Social’s 2019 Index. Taking the opportunity to introduce yourself, your business, and your role in a community can help identify a group of people who not only are interested but are willing to follow and share your business page. Take time as an organization to consider who your ideal audience (demographics, interests, careers, industries, etc.) is and what content could be produced to reach them.
This dual living property is for sale at 16 Weston Court, Bellbird Park.When Kathryn and Marcus Backway built this dual-living investment property two years ago, they knew they were on to a sure thing.The property at 16 Weston Crt, Bellbird Park, has never been empty and currently generates a solid rental return of $520 a week.One of the kitchens at 16 Weston Court, Bellbird Park.It’s two homes on one 402 sqm title — a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home.“We knew dual living was the way of the future,” Mrs Backway said.“You could put a family in one side and elderly parents in the other, or a young family could live in one home and rent the other one out to help pay the mortgage.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The living room at the larger house at 16 Weston Court, Bellbird Park.Each home is currently rented out to separate parties.Mrs Backway said the couple were selling to pursue other investment opportunities interstate.Tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the property is in a high growth corridor with infrastructure close by, ensuring a solid investment.One of the bedrooms at 16 Weston Court, Bellbird Park.Inside, the homes feature a modern design with tiled, open plan living areas, carpeted bedrooms, separate entrances and fenced yards.Both kitchens feature stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances.Unlike some duplexes and townhouses, there are no body corporate fees.One of the bathrooms at 16 Weston Court, Bellbird Park.The property is also lower maintenance than owning two separate rental properties.Mrs Backway said the majority of inquiries had so far come from investors, who recognised the growing appetite for dual living as the population aged and downsizing became more popular.“I think it will only continue to grow as the demographics change,” she said.
BACOLOD City – The court recommended nobail bond for the temporary liberty of a rape suspect arrested in BarangayPoblacion 2, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Resident Raymundo Jimenez was caught onthe strength of an arrest warrant on April 13, a police report showed. Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Reginald Fuentebella of the Regional Trial Court Branch 73 inSagay City dated Jan. 29, 2019.Jimenez was detained in the custodial facility of the Sagay City policestation./PN
Tags: Bishop GrimesCBAESMgirls soccerJ-DMPH It’s now time for the Section III girls soccer playoffs, where Jamesville-DeWitt is aiming for its 11th consecutive Class A title and the likes of Christian Brothers Academy and East Syracuse Minoa want to make noise, too.But the Red Rams won’t have the top seed. Instead, it has the no. 2 seed and Central Square owns the no. 1 seed, the Red Rams awaiting a quarterfinal Friday against no. 7 seed Whitesboro.J-D was still no. 2 in the state Class A rankings and, because Central Square took a 1-1 draw with Auburn to fall to 12-1-1 in league play, the Red Rams had a chance, in last Thursday’s game against Cortland, to lock up another SCAC Empire division regular-season title with a 14-1 league mark. Handling the cold, wet conditions, J-D blanked the Purple Tigers 5-0, improving as the game went on as it gained a modest 1-0 advantage before halftime and then took off.Grace Dimkopoulos was the central figure, dishing out three assists to go with a lone tally. Megan Baker scored twice, adding an assist, while Tonia Kousmanidis and L Linder also converted.Having played well throughout October, CBA kept it up in last Tuesday’s game at Phoenix, putting together a 2-0 shutout of the Firebirds that included a pair of goals from Emma Infanti. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story ESM would get challenged in a big way last Tuesday night when it hosted state Class AA no. 12-ranked Baldwinsville, and kept things quite for a while before the Bees took over late and prevailed 2-0.All through the first half, B’ville pushed against a stingy Spartans’ defense, but it remained 0-0, raising brief hopes that ESM could spring a major upset.Then the Bees’ star duo of Simone Neivel and Hannah Mimas took over. Neivel put one past Isabelle Chavoustie less than two minutes into the second half, and 10 minutes later Mimas scored off a pass from McKenna Miller.Perhaps the confidence gained from a strong effort against B’ville spilled over into Thursday’s game against Fulton, because on Senior Night the Spartans got goals from all three of its seniors and shut out the Red Raiders 4-0.ESM led 2-0 by halftime, with goals from seniors Sophie Hartz and Bella Pickard. Then it converted twice more in the second half as the other senior, Hailey Cwikla, was able to find the net.Drawing the no. 6 seed for the sectional Class A playoffs, the Spartans could meet J-D in the semifinals, but first it would have to prevail at no. 3 seed New Hartford Thursday night.CBA was back in action on Saturday against state Class B no. 11-ranked Westhill, but suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Warriors, who got both of its goals from Ciarra Rudnick.Right after, the Brothers found out it had the no. 8 seed in Class A, meaning that, if it beat no. 9 seed Indian River on Tuesday, it would get a shot at that top seed, Central Square, in the quarterfinals.Finishing its regular season 7-7, Bishop Grimes has the no. 11 seed in the Class C sectional playoffs, and would visit no. 6 seed Westmoreland in Tuesday’s opening round.Manlius-Pebble Hill started its last week of the season with an 8-0 defeat to Fabius-Pompey, the Trojans unable to stop the Falcons’ Anna Osborn, who amassed four goals and two assists.But the Trojans did close on a strong note with Friday’s 3-1 win over LaFayette, the game tied 1-1 until MPH converted twice in the second half. Natalie Storie, Abby Hinshaw and Mary Smorol had the goals, with an assist going to Katherine Mezzalingua and Anna Vidto.