Jamestown Man Charged In Wednesday Morning Assault

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is charged in connection with an assault at 17 Bush St. Wednesday morning, according to the Jamestown Police Department.Police say the victim was physically assaulted and stabbed. Police add that the victim sustained a large laceration to the neck.Police say they located the suspect, Marquez Davis, 27, of Jamestown as he was reportedly attempting to leave the scene. Davis was taken to Jamestown City Jail, where was allegedly in possession of property taken from the victim during the assault.Davis is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Davis is in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment. Police say the victim was taken to UPMC Chautauqua for non-life threatening injuries. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Judicial campaign conduct forums set

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors, in conjunction with the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and the state’s trial court chief judges, are again sponsoring a series of judicial campaign conduct forums in advance of this year’s elections.The forums will be conducted June 3 through June 7 in all judicial circuits in which there will be contested judicial elections. (Qualifying is between May 13 and May 17.) Beginning at 1 p.m., each forum will last approximately an hour and will cover requirements imposed upon candidates for judicial office by Canon 7 of Florida’s Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The forums will emphasize the importance of integrity and professionalism among candidates for judicial office and the consequent impact of campaign conduct on public trust and confidence in the judicial system. The presentations will further impress upon candidates and others in the community the seriousness with which the Supreme Court and the Bar view any abuse of the election process.“Candidates for judicial office should be well aware that they win nothing if they win elections by violating Canon 7,” said Chief Justice Charles Wells. “They can and will be disciplined, and the discipline can include removal from office.”“Our committee members will once again be working hard to educate all of our state’s judicial candidates so only ethical campaign practices will be employed during this year’s election process,” said JEAC Chair Scott J. Silverman, an 11th Circuit judge.At each forum, the circuit’s chief judge will open with brief remarks stressing the nonpartisan character of judicial races, then present a videotaped introduction by Chief Justice Wells. Representatives of the Board of Governors also will speak briefly regarding the Bar’s role in ensuring compliance with the code. Members of the JEAC will then provide a summary review of Canon 7, give participants a list of informational resources, and discuss the disciplinary process.The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee is charged with rendering advisory opinions interpreting the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct to specific circumstances confronting or affecting judges and judicial candidates. The committee’s booklet, “An Aid to Understanding Canon 7,” will be distributed at all forums, first to candidates and campaign managers, then to others as available. Copies of the booklet may also be downloaded from the Press Page of the Supreme Court’s Web site at www.flcourts.org or by clicking here. All candidates for judicial office and their campaign managers are encouraged to attend. The forums also are open to local bar association presidents, local political party chairs, and representatives of the print and broadcast media, as well as members of the general public.The following is a listing of judicial campaign conduct forums preliminarily scheduled throughout the state. Forums will be canceled in any circuit in which there are no contested judicial elections following the close of qualifying May 17. All meetings start at 1 p.m. (In the First and 14th circuits, 1 p.m. CDT).• First Circuit, Monday, June 3, in Courtroom 407, 190 Governmental Center, Pensacola 32501.• Second Circuit, Wednesday, June 5, at the Leon County Courthouse, Courtroom 3C, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee 32301.• Third Circuit, Friday, June 7, at the Columbia County Courthouse, Courtroom 4, 145 North Hernando Street, Lake City 32056.• Fourth Circuit, Wednesday, June 5, at the Duval County Courthouse, Conference Room 220, 330 East Bay Street, Jacksonville 32202.• Fifth Circuit, Monday, June 3, at the Marion County Judicial Center, 5th Floor Conference Room, 110 N.W. 1st Avenue, Ocala 34475.• Sixth Circuit, Monday, June 3, at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, courtroom 1 on the fourth floor, 14250 49th Street N., Clearwater 33702.• Seventh Circuit, Thursday, June 6, at the Volusia County Courthouse Annex (City Island), Courtroom 5, 125 E. Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach 32114.• Eighth Circuit, Tuesday, June 4, at the Alachua County Courthouse, Courtroom 4A, 201 E. University Avenue, Gainesville 32601.• Ninth Circuit, Tuesday, June 4, Orange County Courthouse, Conference Room — 23rd Floor, 425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando 32801.• 10th Circuit, Friday, June 7, at the Polk County Courthouse, 9th Floor Conference Room, 255 North Broadway, Bartow 33831.• 11th Circuit, Monday, June 3, at the Dade County Courthouse, Courtroom 4-2, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami 33130.• 12th Circuit, Wednesday, June 5, at the Sarasota County Judicial Center, Room 810, 2002 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota 34237.• 13th Circuit, Tuesday, June 4, at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, Judicial Conference room 214-G, 419 Pierce Street, Tampa 33602.• 14th Circuit, Thursday, June 6, Bay County Courthouse, Grand Jury Room, 301 McKenzie, Panama City 32402.• 15th Circuit, Friday, June 7, at the Palm Beach County Courthouse, Judicial Dining Room, Room 1.2402, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach 33401.• 16th Circuit, Thursday, June 6, at the Monroe County Courthouse, Grand Jury Room, 4th Floor, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West 33040.•17th Circuit, Friday, June 7, Broward County Courthouse, Courtroom #400, 201 S.E. Sixth Street, Ft. Lauderdale 33301.• 18th Circuit, Monday, June 3, Supervisor of Elections Room, Brevard County Government Center, Building C, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera 32940.• 19th Circuit, Wednesday, June 5, at the St. Lucie County Courthouse, Room 217, 218 South 2nd Street, Ft. Pierce 34950.• 20th Circuit, Thursday, June 6, at the Lee County Justice Center, Grand Jury Room, 3rd Floor, 1700 Monroe Street, Ft. Myers 33901.Questions regarding the forums may be directed to Cal Goodlett, Senior Attorney, Office of the State Courts Administrator, (850) 922-0350. Judicial campaign conduct forums set Judicial campaign conduct forums setcenter_img May 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Equal Opportunities Law Section touts diversity pledge

first_imgLaw Section Equal Opportunities Law Section touts diversity pledge Equal Opportunities Section touts diversity pledge About a year ago the Equal Opportunities Law Section launched a campaign to raise awareness of the section’s goals and objectives by requesting law firms to sign on to its statement of principle.their signature, law firms and companies pledged their commitment to creating an atmosphere of acceptance and diversity in the workplace and with those companies with which they do business. So far, approximately 50 firms and legal aid organizations have signed the statement.“We are pleased with the diversity of the firms that are coming in and supporting it,” said EOLS Chair Tammy Fields. “We are hoping as we go forward that every attorney in Florida will recognize that equal opportunities in the profession are something we all should be concerned with and that they will sign on to the statement of principles.”Fields noted that McGrane & Nosich, the law firm of Florida Bar President Miles McGrane has signed the statement, along with a number of the state’s larger firms.“We think that should lend credence to what we are doing,” Fields said.The section, which was established in 2000 to fulfill the need for a forum committed to fostering diversity in the legal profession in Florida, is committed to improving the opportunities available to minorities in the legal profession. The EOLS holds that through increased diversity, “the legal profession can more effectively address societal and individual needs by the consideration of varied perspectives, experiences, and understanding in the administration of justice.”Fields invites all companies and firms to copy the statement of principle (set out below) and sign to show support of the section’s ideals and goals of diversity. signing the statement, Fields said the firms agree to pursue diversity by continuing and increasing efforts to achieve greater participation of minority lawyers at all levels in law firms, government and corporate law departments, courts and law schools.Fields said the section patterned its statement of principle after similar programs in operation across the country.“We reviewed what was happening in other bar associations and this seems to be an effective mechanism to get the message across regarding equal opportunities in the profession and have everybody buy into that principle,” Fields said. “It has been successful in other states and we decided to try to do it here.”The Equal Opportunities Law Section is getting the word out about its statement through direct mailing to firms and the help of other voluntary bars, such the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ local chapters and the Virgil Hawkins Chapter of the National Bar Association.Fields said the section hopes most firms sign the statement once the section gets them to consider it.“It seems the firms that receive the personal approach are much more apt to sign it and send it in,” she said.The following firms and agencies have already signed the statement of principles: The Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office; Prince and Fields, West Palm Beach; Buchanan Ingersoll, Miami; McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A.; Zuckerman Spaeder, Miami; Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Greene, Palm Beach; Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton, Miami; Law Offices of Raul A. Arencibia, Miami; McGrane & Nosich, Coral Gables; Hunton & Williams, Miami; Arencibia, Gallegos & Associates, Miami; Jacks & Miranda, Miami; Lewis B. Freeman and Partners, Miami; The Walton Law Firm, Miami; Kapila & Company, accountants, Ft. Lauderdale; Tabas, Freedman & Soloff, Miami; Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, Miami; Shutts & Bowen; Dimond, Kaplan and Rothstein, Miami; Bierman, Shohat, Loewy & Pizzi, Miami; The Knox Firm, Miami; Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, Miami; Leppla Associates, Dayton, OH; Siobhan Helene Shea, appellate practice, Palm Beach; Adorno and Yoss, Miami; Childnet, Miami; Fox & Loquasto, Tampa; Hogan & Harston, Miami; Valdez & Daniels, Orlando; Law Offices of William Aaron, Miami; Legal Services of Greater Miami; Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida; Legal Aid Service of Broward County; Bay Area Legal Services; Gulf Coast Legal Services; Three Rivers Legal Services; Jacksonville Area Legal Aid; Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida; Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida; Florida Justice Institute; Florida Rural Legal Services; Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County; NW Florida Legal Services; Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society; Florida Institutional Legal Services; Southern Legal Counsel; Brevard County Legal Aid; Legal Aid of Manasota; Community Law Program; and Lee County Legal Aid. Equal Opportunities ____________________________________ Name of firm, agency, or organization___________________________________ Address___________________________________ Telephone___________________________________ Fax___________________________________ E-mail Statement of Principle The Equal Opportunities Law Section invites all companies and law firms to copy the Statement of Principle below and sign on to show your support of our ideals and goals of diversity. Please send signed statements to: Wlizabeth Shaw-Connally at 1909 Tyler St., Hollywood 33020.Statement of Principle April 1, 2004 Regular News The Equal Opportunities Law Section was established in 2000 to fulfill the need for a forum committed to fostering diversity in the legal profession in Florida. The section reaffirms its commitment to improving the opportunities available to minorities in the legal profession. Diversity is an inclusive principle including race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, disability and marital and parental status. Through increased diversity, the legal profession can more effectively address societal and individual needs by the consideration of varied perspectives, experiences, and understanding in the administration of justice. Inclusion and full participation of all elements of society in law firms, government, and corporate law departments, courts, and law schools will better serve the ends of equal justice to which the legal profession is dedicated. ______________________________________________________________________________ way of your signature in the space provided, you are representing that your law firm, company and/or business affirms, agrees, and supports the following principles of the Equal Opportunities Law Section of The Florida Bar: – In view of the historical role of our profession in the continuing struggle for equal opportunity under the law, signatories agree to pursue diversity by continuing and increasing efforts to achieve greater participation of minority lawyers at all levels in law firms, government and corporate law departments, courts and law schools. – As a company or law firm that conducts business in Florida, we value diversity as a strategic business asset. We believe that varied perspectives and experiences may only be found in a diverse work environment. We feel that promoting diversity is critical to the success of our business. – We expect our lawyers to work actively to promote diversity within the workplace. In the future, we intend to place significant weight on a law firm’s commitment to progress in this area, when making a decision to hire lawyers and law firms. – We agree to support the Equal Opportunities Law Section in its endeavors to achieve greater participation by minorities in the legal profession.This ________ day of __________, 2004.last_img read more

NextGen Know-How: Six strategies for successfully coaching employees

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Managers account for at least 70 percent of the variance of employee engagement scores in business, according to Gallup. And only 30 percent of employees in the U.S. report being engaged at work. One way to increase engagement is through coaching. In my experience, many managers think meeting with employees is coaching. Going over a task list and following up on items is not coaching. Performance coaching is a process.What Is Coaching?Coaching is a partnership you form with an employee that focuses on helping them learn and develop, for the benefit of all. As the coach/manager, your objective is to guide your employee toward his or her goals. By taking a coach approach with your employees, you can improve work performance, productivity and ultimately success in their jobs. One definition of coaching is “a mutual sharing of experiences and opinions to create agreed-upon outcomes.” It’s about helping successful people achieve results faster and easier than if they were working on their own. Good managers use coaching skills as part of their regular management style.All employees can benefit from coaching, not just the rising stars or the struggling employees. The goal of coaching is to develop employees so they become more self-reliant and better able to handle problems and challenges. Coaching is also a more helpful way of getting things done—rather than just assigning orders and measuring progress, coaching enables employees to feel part of the process and become more productive. continue reading »last_img read more

Watermans Distillery hosts Pumpkin Carving Party

first_imgAPALACHIN (WBNG) — Waterman’s Distillery hosted a free pumpkin carving day for some lucky kids in the area yesterday afternoon. “My stepdad is such a wonderful man. He’s made these pumpkins available for the kids and we just love being able to do something for our community that doesn’t have a price tag,” Alig said. This was the second year Waterman’s hosted the event which included cider, donuts, a free pumpkin, and goodie bags. She says with the pandemic making things difficult on many families, her family was determined to help out. center_img Owner Michelle Alig says her family farm, Turek Farms has a surplus of pumpkins each year, and the event became a fun way to get rid of them. Organizers say they worked to make sure all COVID-19 related guidelines were being followed.last_img read more

In the first half of the year, 30 percent of the turnover from last year was realized

first_imgIn June this year, 892 thousand tourists who came to Croatia realized 4,8 million overnight stays, which is 32 percent of the overnight stays realized in June 2019, which shows that in June and at the level of six months this year there is a minus in overnight stays of about 70 percent, point out the CNTB. On the contrary, domestic tourists are the bearers of tourism in the interior of Istria, and thus “saved” the season for various facilities in commercial accommodation, holiday homes, restaurants and wineries in the interior of Istria. Foreign tourists accounted for 69 percent of total overnight stays, with most or 26 percent Slovenes, then 25 percent Germans, and Austrians 9 percent, and tourists from BiH and the Czech Republic 7 percent each. Domestic tourists in six months with the most overnight stays, which once again confirms how lightly we rejected them, as usual, and especially this year. Of course, about 2 million domestic guests cannot replace the 20 million arrivals of foreign tourists, but they certainly can and should be a great base for the pre- and post-season. In the continental part of the country, 12 percent of total overnight stays were realized, most of them in Zagreb, which is the leader among all destinations in Croatia, ahead of Rovinj, Vir, Medulin and Poreč. This year, September could generate significant traffic, of course in line with the whole situation and if the epidemiological situation remains stable. Thus, domestic tourists in the first half of this year accounted for 31 percent of total overnight stays, which is the highest among all markets and a rarity in the last more than ten years. Adriatic counties are still leading with a total of 88 percent of overnight stays in the first six months, and among them the highest number of overnight stays or 25 percent was realized in Istria, followed by Primorje-Gorski Kotar with 21 percent and 15 and 13 percent in total overnight stays in Zadar and Split-Dalmatia county. By type of accommodation, tourists spent the most nights in commercial accommodation, of which 73 percent in household facilities, 30 percent in hotels and 20 percent in camps. 16 percent of the total six-month overnight stays were realized in non-commercial accommodation, and 24 percent in nautical charter.last_img read more

Soros cash aids Big Yellow float

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Equal Pay Day, 2018

first_imgEqual Pay Day, 2018 Proclamations,  Women’s Rights WHEREAS, the Equal Pay Act was passed over 50 years ago, but women, especially minority women, continue to suffer the consequences of unequal pay; andWHEREAS, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statics, women who were full-time wage and salary workers in 2016 had median usual weekly earnings that were 82 percent of what men earned; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania women who are employed full-time lose a combined total of nearly $34 billion each year; andWHEREAS, women remain an important factor in the nation’s labor force, driving decades of economic growth, and must be provided with equal economic opportunity; andWHEREAS, fairness, inclusion, and trust are necessary for a healthy society and a healthy commonwealth; andWHEREAS, a lifetime of lower pay means women have less income to save for retirement and less income counted in a Social Security or pension benefit formula; andWHEREAS, fair pay equity policies can be implemented simply and without undue costs or hardship in both public and private sectors; andWHEREAS, fair pay strengthens the security of families today and eases future retirement costs while enhancing the American economy.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim April 10, 2018, as EQUAL PAY DAY. I encourage all residents to recognize the value and importance of pay equity and the important role it plays in our communities.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this ninth day of April two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the proclamation below. You can also view the proclamation on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — Equal Pay Day 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd April 10, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

ABP almost doubles sustainable investments

first_imgDutch civil service scheme ABP said it had almost doubled the proportion of “highly sustainable” investments over the last year, to 8.5% of its €373bn investment portfolio last year. Half of these investments consisted of real estate that met the highest sustainability criteria of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), a portfolio that has tripled in scale in 2014, Corien Wortmann-Kool, ABP’s new chair, said during the presentation of the pension fund’s annual report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.She said that ABP wanted to further raise its sustainability target for investments in companies, but said that it would provide details after the summer.Wortmann added that the scheme would also present measurable targets for a further increase of the sustainability of its investment portfolio. The €179bn healthcare scheme PFZW has previously said that it wanted to quadruple its investments to 12% in companies with an important role in improving healthcare, solving water shortage as well as reducing CO2 emissions.Commenting on pressure groups that wanted ABP to divest from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, Wortmann said that the board took the objections seriously, but that many other participants had an entirely different take on the issue.“In their opinion, we must deliver proper returns in the first place,” she said.The chair indicated that ABP would not give in to the demands of these action groups, and that it saw that the role for fossil energy remaining important during the coming decades, despite the ongoing transition to renewable sources.According to Wortmann, following an investigation into the risks of investments in fossil energy, ABP had already reduced its stake in coal in favour of gas and oil. However, she declined to be specific about which companies the pension fund had divested from.This week, the €812bn Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global announced that it would divest from all companies which had a stake of more than 30% in the coal sector.ABP made clear that it wanted to act as a responsible stakeholder, and that it had engaged with more than 200 companies about environmental and social matters, remuneration as well as governance.Once the engagement process got underway, firms in Europe and the US were granted two years to improve performance, while Asian companies were given three years.If they fail to act, ABP could decide to sell its stake.last_img read more

Dream home renovation: How a house rescued from demolition became a labour of love

first_imgSimon and Kathrina Johnson at their home in Holland Park, which they spent years renovating and are now selling. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.THE ‘for sale’ sign read: ‘a little hard work and a good imagination’.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenThese homes come with some serious baggage!00:37Fifteen years later, Simon and Kathrina Johnson can attest the property at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, needed a lot more than that.“They were literally going to bulldoze the house as they couldn’t sell it because it was in such a bad state,” Mr Johnson said.RELATED: ‘Worst house I’ve ever seen’The bulldozer was booked in for the Wednesday and the Johnsons made an offer two days earlier.Perhaps not surprisingly — given the condition of the house — it was accepted.BEFORE: The front of the house at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, before the renovation.AFTER: The front of the house after the renovation.“People wouldn’t even walk in the front door it was that disgusting,” Mrs Johnson said.“Our girls were only two and four and they wouldn’t even walk in the house.“They would refer to it as the dirty house for six months.But being a carpenter, Mr Johnson knew he could work with it.“We could just see that it had good bones,” he said.“It was a solid block house and it was in a good position on a good block of land.”So, they decided not to demolish the existing house and renovate instead.“We didn’t want to knock it down and build some boring, modern house with no character,” Mrs Johnson said.BEFORE: The back of the house at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, before the renovation.AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.It took six months to get the house into a liveable state for the family to move in to.“They actually filled 12 massive skips full of the tenants’ rubbish,” Mrs Johnson said.“Everything had to be gutted completely.”The walls, ceilings and roof had be resheeted, the bathroom and kitchen rebuilt and walls removed to convert the configuration to open-plan living and dining.Next, they added an extension to the bedroom at the back of the house to convert it into the master bedroom by adding an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.BEFORE: The back room in the house at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, before the renovation.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAFTER: The back room of the house after the renovation.MORE: 120-YEAR-OLD HISTORIC HOME’S NEW LIFEA deck was added to the back of the house and bi-fold doors installed to link the living and dining area to the outdoor space.But the renovations didn’t stop there.The Johnsons decided to build a separate, self-contained pool house/guest apartment with a kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom and walk-in wardrobe, polished concrete floors and bi-fold doors opening out to a frameless, glass pool.“It was supposed to be for us, but our eldest teen girl decided to move out there,” Mrs Johnson said.“She wanted some peace and quiet to study and she’s been in there since.”BEFORE: The entrance to the house at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, before the renovation.AFTER: The entrance to the house after the renovation.Not content with that, the Johnsons decided to extend the dining room, install a walk-in pantry and laundry and add on a second back deck.The final stage of renovations — completed in recent months — involved building a carport and giving the laundry and main bathroom a makeover.“We’ve done all the landscaping ourselves and little touches like putting rocks under the outdoor room, water features and planting clumping bamboo to make it private,” Mrs Johnson said.“We did everything ourselves, except the electrical and plumbing.”BEFORE: The kitchen in the house at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, before the renovation.AFTER: The kitchen after the renovation.Mr Johnson added: “It has without a doubt been a labour of love.”The property is being marketed through Scott Hay and Joseph Leong of Ray White – Holland Park.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: Five years, stagedTotal spend: $250,000last_img read more