Remarks by Governor Tom Wolf at Martin Luther King Day of Service

first_imgRemarks by Governor Tom Wolf at Martin Luther King Day of Service SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 18, 2016center_img Remarks 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of ServicePhiladelphia, PATRANSCRIPT:Good Morning and welcome to the 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.I’m so honored to be able to welcome the 5,000 volunteers that will participate in this event here at Girard College today.Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest King Day event in the nation with over 135,000 people across the region participating in a service project.And today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a servant leader dedicated to justice, equality and fairness.I’m reminded today about the importance of leadership in service to the citizens among us in most need.And of Dr. King’s urgent persistence in moving people of his time toward a better democracy.A democracy based on the ideals of leaders that preceded him.A system that leaders before him established here in Philadelphia.Where all men are created equal.And now, during our time, we continue that legacy in our work to make life better for citizens of our great state.We continue moving our government towards fairness and equality in opportunity.This day continues to inspire me and I’m thankful that I’m able to return as Governor and work shoulder to shoulder with so many of you.Because I know that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands in this region alone, that are coming together in service to others today.Thank you to all the organizations here today, and particularly Global Citizen and its president, Todd Bernstein.You all have truly given breadth and momentum to this movement, and Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world is all the better for I.###Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Buyers are splashing cash to transform older Brisbane homes

first_imgThe older home has retained its character.A lot of the cost was went on elevating the older homes and building them up, which is a common requirement for renovated Queenslanders. 15 Francis Street CorindaA SIX-BEDROOM Queenslander in Corinda was the biggest sale for the week, and the new owner is not done spending yet.The pre-war home at 15 Francis St was snapped up for $1.45 million after it was on the market for five months. Belle Property Sherwood principal Maria Peirce said that although the home looked immaculate on the outside, it was showing its age on the inside. From above.The new owner plans to spend more money on an internal renovation to modernise the home.Ms Peirce said it was common for older Queenslander homes around the Corinda area to have costly renovations that can cost close to $1 million. “If you do a renovation on a Queenslander you are looking to spend a minimum of $750,000 to $900,000,” she said.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe older home was extensively remodelled.“It is still very liveable but it does need a renovation,” she said. The home is in an elevated cul-de-sac and has views of Mount Coot-Tha.last_img read more

Red, White and Blue Chamber dinner brings large crowd

first_imgWhite’s Realty accepting New Business of the Year awardShelley Lunsford, Executive Director of Franklin County Community Foundation accepting Business of the Year award. Members of Whitewater canal accepting awardBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner on Thursday evening at the American Legion in Brookville. Guest speaker for the Red, White, and Blue themed event was Tom Popp, the CEO of Honor Flight Tri-State.  Popp spoke about the Nonprofit mission and shared some of his favorite stories from each trip. They offer Honor Flights to veterans so they may visit their memorials in Washington, D.C. All World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans aged 65 and older who served either stateside or overseas, are eligible. Flights this year will be held on April 22, May 19, September 22, and October 27.  Awards were also given at the event.  The Beautification award went to Whitewater Canal Trail.  The Business of the Year award honors went to Franklin County Community Foundation and White’s Realty. last_img read more