Tilltson Fund grants $71,590 to Lyndon State College

first_imgSource: LSC. 9.16.2009 Lyndon State College is the recipient of a $71, 590 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Northern Region. The money will be used for paid student internships in Essex County in Vermont and Coos County in New Hampshire. These two areas fall in one of the nation’s most economically depressed regions, and this support will help businesses develop sustainable business models.The grant creates a promising win-win situation for businesses and Lyndon students. Not only will the businesses have access to the latest in planning and development, but students will no longer have to choose between an unpaid internship and a job.Making these types of internship opportunities available is important to both preparing the region’s future workforce as well as helping these students play an active role in building the capacity of businesses and organizations that could become their future employers. The struggling economies of the Northeast Kingdom and Coos County provide an excellent laboratory for Lyndon State College students. By working under the close supervision of experienced faculty who are coordinating with engaged employers they will have the opportunity to put theory into practice while helping to keep and create jobs in the target area.This summer, for example, Lyndon State College senior Ashley Beard and two interns from Mt. Abraham Union High School worked under a Tillotson grant to map parts of the Northern Forest. This information will make the land more accessible to businesses who have questions about types and locations of specific kinds of timber on the land. Other Tillotson money has been used by the College for work with the Northwoods Stewardship Center and the Appalachian Mountain Club.The focus of this internship program will be to help put into practice the recommendations outlined in the SEI’s (Sustainable Economy Initiative) A Strategy for Regional Economic Resurgence while developing regional capacity along with that of participating businesses and organizations. Small and emerging companies, as well as nonprofits, are often unable to pay interns, which limits the pool from which the businesses can choose. Making these types of internship opportunities available is important to both preparing the region’s future workforce as well as helping these students play an active role in building the capacity of businesses and organizations that could become their future employers. The struggling economies of the Northeast Kingdom and Coos County provide an excellent laboratory for Lyndon State College students.The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been improving the quality of life in our communities since 1962. It builds and manages a collection of charitable funds totaling nearly $490 million, created by individuals, families and corporations. The Foundation has awarded more than $125 million in the past five years. Based in Concord, N.H., the Foundation roots itself in communities across the state through seven regions including Lakes, Manchester, Monadnock, Nashua, North Country, Piscataqua and the Upper Valley.last_img read more

Interstate buyer takes a punt on unseen Brisbane property gem

first_img Queensland’s biggest real estate turn-offs revealed Why everyone is moving to Queensland The couple bid over FacetimeMr Leong said a buyer purchasing a property sight unseen was “very rare”.“They are a young couple planning to rent it,” he said. “Her family is still in Brisbane, but even they didn’t inspect it.More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago“Sunnybank is a good area to buy in at the right price … I think they did well.” This house was purchased by an interstate couple who had never set foot on the propertyLJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agent Ben Leong said the couple, from Sydney, saw 20 Pinecone St at Sunnybank online less than 24 hours before it was due to go under the hammer.He said the couple then participated in the auction, which was held last Saturday, via Facetime, eventually securing it with a winning bid of $640,000.“They bought it sight unseen,” he said. “We had been expecting one buyer, but this couple rang up the day before and the auction was quite competitive.” A bedroom in the Sunnybank houseIn another fast sale, a renovated Queenslander in one of Brisbane’s hottest school catchment zones sold in less than 24 hours, with the new owner putting down an unconditional cash offer to secure the prized home just moments after inspecting it. RELATED: Pimped out Queenslander sells in 24 hours The Sunnybank houseRecently, an untouched house at Auchenflower attracted two written offers before it went under the hammer, including one offer from a keen Sydney buyer who had never clapped eyes on the property.It went under the hammer as planned, selling for $780,000 — $100,000 above reserve. RELATED: Untouched home sells $100k above seller’s reserve price Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US The Sunnybank house was owned by an elderly real estate agentMr Leong said buyers were seeing good value in the Brisbane property market, and some were not afraid to take risks to secure their spot in the river city.“We are getting a lot of inquiries from interstate buyers, particularly from Sydney,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45If you have ever bought an item online, you would know that buying sight unseen can be a risky move. But an interstate buyer took the concept to a whole new level, snapping up an entire house without ever setting foot in the property. MORE NEWS: Where to find southeast’s most affordable landlast_img read more