Opatija American Gardens opened after renovation

first_imgThe opening was also attended by Margit Grassinger, director of the Vienna Parks, who donated about thirty bushes of original Viennese roses to Opatija. From the Hungarian city of Balatonfured, they provided young pepper seedlings to American gardens. The city of Opatija has decided to restore the gardens after years of neglect, and yesterday marked the completion of the first phase of restoration. The second phase involves the renovation of the upper entrance to the gardens, the arrangement of the garden house and the cactus bar with herbal drinks. Opatija’s American Gardens, in the renovation of which almost four million kuna was invested, were officially opened yesterday. These are historic gardens that cover over nine thousand square meters, and whose first phase of restoration has been officially completed, reports HRT. The City of Opatija points out that the American Gardens are another content in a series that agencies and hoteliers can offer to guests and that they are suitable for holding various events such as cultural evenings, fashion shows, weddings and similar celebrations. Kuczor married Hilda von Hortenau, daughter of the Viennese ballerina Maria Schleizer and Archduke Otto of Habsburg, nephew of Emperor Francis Joseph. The couple planted gardenia, camellias, magnolias and various Mediterranean plants in the gardens.center_img American gardens are also botanical, and were built by Hungarian entrepreneur Mihaly Kuczor. After visiting Opatija in 1926, a merchant who made a fortune selling Hungarian peppers decided to buy land and build a terraced garden with a monumental entrance and a colonnade of fifteen pillars and fifteen cypresses to delight in the view from the park. “We are obliged to take care of the rich park heritage we have, but also to revitalize it and convert it for tourist purposes so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of the landscape. That is why we started arranging this area, for which in the first phase we provided about two million kuna with the funds of the Ministry of Tourism and the city budget and another 600 kuna for the construction of a pedestrian bridge in accordance with the requirements of the conservator.”, Said the mayor of Opatija, Ivo Dujmić. Source / photo: HRTlast_img read more

Vattenfall seeks permit changes for two Swedish offshore wind projects

first_imgThe government announced that the amendment application is complete and the time for comments has closed. The plan is to obtain all significant permits by 2023, carry out geotechnical surveys in 2022-2023, and install and commission the wind farm in 2026. Source: Vattenfall In the next few years, the Swedish company will work to obtain the remaining permits. Project procurement could take place in 2023–2024 and installation in 2025–2027, dependant on the progress of the permits. The total investment cost is estimated at around SEK 20 billion (circa EUR 1.9 billion) for the entire wind farm, including foundations and connections to the Swedish electricity grid.  Work is also underway for an application for a Natura 2000 permit, which requires a number of environmental impact studies to be conducted. Vattenfall is preparing to apply for permit changes related to the Stora Middelgrund offshore wind project in Sweden, acquired from Universal Wind in the spring of last year. Additionally, Vattenfall has submitted an application to the Swedish government to reduce the number of turbines at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project and extend the construction deadline until 2027, from the initially set October 2018. Kriegers Flak The Stora Middelgrund project has a permit from 2008 which includes the construction of 108 8 MW turbines that are 200 meters tall and which must be installed by 1 September 2020 some 40 kilometers west of Halmstad. Vattenfall now plans to apply for the adjustment of the existing permit in order to install up to 75 turbines that are 290m tall, as well as request an extension of the construction deadline.last_img read more

Max Taylor Ehrman, 75

first_imgMax Taylor Ehrman, 75, Kokomo, formerly of the Burlington community, passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at his home. Max was born Sept. 9, 1941, at home in Burlington to George P. and B. Jean (Taylor) Ehrman. He married on Dec. 31, 1961, in Kokomo to Nancy C. Johnson, who survives.He graduated from Burlington High School in 1959. He went to work at Continental Steel Corporation for 23 years. In 1973, he was founder and co-owner with his wife, Nancy, and his mother, Jean, of the Dinner Bell Restaurant in Burlington, where he served his community and friends for 11 years. Max later entered into banking, where he started at Burlington State Bank and retired in 2006 as Community Bank president for Regions Bank in Delphi. He managed Barnard Lumber Yard for a few years. He also had volunteered at Sims Auto Sales in Kokomo.His memberships include the Burlington Faith Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon for several years, the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief in the late ’60s and ’70s, Burlington Town Board, where he was a past president and served in the ’80s and part of the ’90s. He was on the Carroll County Economic Board and the Burlington Community Club. In the ’70s, he was active in the Burlington Little League, where he was a manager and coach. His hobbies included cars, trucks, and motorcycles and attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.Survivors include his wife, Nancy Ehrman; his mother, Jean Ehrman, Lafayette and formerly of Burlington; a son, Brent M. (Kristen) Ehrman, Westfield; a daughter, M. Luann (Bryan) Helvie, Batesville; four grandchildren, who referred to him as Pop Pop, Breanne (Alex), Chicago, Jenna Ehrman, Indianapolis, Taylor “T.J.” Ehrman, Indianapolis, and Emily Helvie, Batesville; a brother, Paul (Karen) Ehrman, Batesville; a sister, Julia Rodkey, Lafayette; sisters-in-law, Judy Black, Kokomo, and Kathy Simpson, Galveston; brothers-in-law, Bob (Marilyn) Johnson, Kokomo, and Steve (Vicky) Johnson, Oregon; along with a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother-in-law, Tim Rodkey; and a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Scott and Mary Ellen Johnson.He was preceded in death by his father; a brother-in-law, Tim Rodkey; and a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Scott and Mary Ellen Johnson.There will be a celebration of life service for Max at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Burlington Faith Church of Christ, 1701 S. Michigan St., with Pastor Steve Cole officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 7 p.m. also at the church. There will be a private burial in Burlington Cemetery.Contributions can be made to Burlington Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at www.stoutandson.com.Stout & Son Funeral Home Neptune Chapel in Burlington is assisting the family with arrangements.last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (12-4)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresWednesday  (12-4)Girls Scores.Jac-Cen-Del  64     Hauser  34Union County  54     Connersville  21Madison  50     Floyd Central  37Boys Scores.Covington Holmes  91     South Dearborn  72last_img