Grafton Homestead Expands Accommodations

first_imgThe Grafton Homestead, LLC, in Grafton, Vermont has recently expanded its space for guest accommodations, according to Manager Jennifer Karpin. Karpin reports that the Grafton Homestead, which opened in the Summer of 2001, has experienced sufficient bookings this year towarrant the need for an additional guest room, called the Morning Glory room. “With a cheerful yet subtle morning glory theme, this room’s first floor location and private bath make it a good choice for our older guests or those who have difficulty climbing stairs,” says Karpin.The Grafton Homestead’s Guest Suite remains most popular with visitors who enjoy its spaciousness and privacy. Over 1000 square feet, the Suiteincludes a bedroom, living room, bath and full kitchen, all comfortably furnished with country antiques, upstairs in a circa 1800 historic cape.Guests may book the entire suite for a weekend or a week-long getaway, with all the comforts and privacy of a home in the country.Manager Karpin explains that she has used her marketing skills and experience to reach travelers throughout the northeast corridor and as far away as New Mexico, Canada, England and India. The village of Grafton, Vermont, known for decades for its quiet charms and gracious hospitality, remains a desirable tourist destination. Visited regularly by artists,writers and dignitaries, Grafton offers serenity and that “off the beaten path” sensibility for visitors, who enjoy hiking and cross country ski-ing at Grafton Ponds, dining at the Old Tavern, visiting the award winning Grafton Village Cheese Company, or exploring the town’s superb Nature andHistory Museums.The Grafton Homestead is located at 499 Route 121 East on the edge of Grafton Village, and its web site may be seen at www.graftonhomestead.com(link is external).For more information, call 802-843-1111.last_img read more

Moyes: I almost signed Ramsey

first_img Ramsey has finally shown why Arsene Wenger was so keen to snap up the Wales midfielder from Cardiff in 2008 with a string of scintillating performances this season. United had a £5million bid for Ramsey accepted, and so did Everton. Press Association Indeed, Moyes thought he had got his man, only to discover Ramsey wanted to join Arsenal instead. “I was very close to signing Aaron,” Moyes told reporters ahead of United’s meeting with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday. “I had him and his family in my house but Arsenal beat me to it. “He has played really well. He now sees himself as one of their really important players and has not let them down with the goals he has scored.” Ramsey has netted 11 times this season and most recently scored the winner on Wednesday when Arsenal became the first English team to beat Borussia Dortmund away from home in the Champions League. His form is in stark contrast to that of Marouane Fellaini, who has failed to make much of an impression with United since his £27.5million switch from Everton in the summer. Fellaini was red carded during the midweek draw with Real Sociedad and has still to score for his new club. Yet Moyes believes there is an explanation for the Belgian’s slow start. “We had to put him in earlier than we thought,” said Moyes. “He was a little bit behind and my plan was to put him in much slower and give him a chance to settle in. “But we had to put him in and he wasn’t quite ready. “I actually thought he played well in Sociedad. “We could have taken him off after the first booking but given how close the referee was to the incident he must have got it right.” Fellaini turned out to be Moyes’ only significant summer signing, although he could have signed Mesut Ozil, having revealed he was offered the German during the summer. Interest from United was reported at the time, although it now transpires Moyes was not that bothered. “We weren’t close to buying him,” said Moyes. “Something was mooted but we had Shinji Kagawa and Wayne Rooney. It wasn’t something we required at that time and we were looking at different positions.” Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that he came close to signing Aaron Ramsey when he was manager of Everton.last_img read more

Ukwuani, Aniocha-South, Ethiope-West Lead Medals Table

first_imgDELTA SPORTS FESTIVALAfter three days of activities at the on-going 6th Delta Sports Festival, three local government areas, Ukwuani, Aniocha-South and Ethiope-West are occupying the top of the medals table.The festival will be rounded up tomorrow with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa expected to perform the closing ceremony at Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium. The medals table made available by the Technical Sub-committee yesterday saw Ukwuani seating on top with 18 medals made up of 10 gold, five silver and three bronze while Aniocha-South has 23 medals made up of nine gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals. Ethiope-West has 13 medals made up of six gold, two silver and five bronze medals.Seating in the fourth position is Warri-South with 14 medals (five gold, one silver and eight bronze), Burutu in the fifth position with four gold, seven silver and five bronze, just as Ughelli-North is sixth with three gold, four silver and two bronze medals.Oshimili-North has three gold, three silver and four bronze, just as Aniocha-North has three gold, two silver and two bronze, while Ika-North-East has two gold, four silver and six bronze medals.Meanwhile, Ebele Agbha from Ika-North-East won three gold medals in the women’s 48kg, while Ukamaka Dominic won three gold medals in the 63kg. Adaobi Onyia has also won three gold medals for Aniocha-South. The weightlifting event is taking place at Asaba Stadium.In athletics event holding at Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium, Ineh Neyiwa from Warri-South, who wrote his name in gold, winning the men’s triple jump on Day-two of the competition, yesterday added the long jump gold medal with a leap of 7.13 metres.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more