After 16 Years of Planning, Stowe Mountain Lodge Will Finally Open its Doors in JuneVermonts Most Highly-Anticipated Resort Hotel to Offer up to 50% Discount for Two Days OnlyStowe, Vt. (April 15, 2008) In June, Destination Hotels & Resorts will welcome their very first guests to stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge, the first true luxury resort hotel experience to open in Vermont in over 50 years. The historic town of Stowe, Vermont has long been known as the “Ski Capital of the East” and the opening of Stowe Mountain Lodge will now affirm this charming vacation destination as the nations preeminent year-round mountain resort experience. A host of activities will be available to visitors all four seasons of the year, and Stowe Mountain Lodges location at the base of two mountains Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak will enable guests to enjoy limitless cultural, recreational and relaxing activities in the areas most luxurious and highly-coveted surroundings.Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe, a new $400 million alpine neighborhood and the first-ever Audubon International Sustainable Community in a mountain resort area, that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years. As part of this new real estate community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy five-star service; 139 guestrooms; a 21,000 square foot spa and Cooper Wellness at Stowe; exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp; a heated outdoor pool with indoor access; over 12,000 square feet of event space, high-end boutiques and restaurants; and unmatched on-mountain recreational options. The Lodge will also offer the Vermont artisan-inspired cuisine of Chef Sean Buchanan, one of the states foremost advocates of the farm-to-table movement, in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar. In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units will be available for vacation home ownership in the Lodges Front Four Private Residence Club.In celebration of its opening, Stowe Mountain Lodge will offer a special catch-it-while-you-can up to 50% discount to its very first summertime guests. The “First Guest” bed and breakfast package will be available from July 1 to July 31, 2008, and includes luxury overnight accommodations for two and breakfast for two in Solstice restaurant. This special package is available for one-night stays only, and must be booked between 12:01am on April 28 and 11:59pm on April 29, 2008. The rate for the “First Guest” package starts at $299 per night, and does not include tax. (This represents 50% off of regular summertime rates).The new Stowe Mountain Lodge is located at the heart of the lively Spruce Peak at Stowe alpine village in historic Stowe, Vermont. Opening June 2008, the 139-room lodge will offer an exclusive 18-hole mountain golf course created by the legendary Bob Cupp, a luxurious spa, Cooper Wellness at Stowe, Salon Mario Russo, 12,100 square feet of meeting space, the Alpine Concierge® available to anticipate every need, twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour in-room dining and artisan-inspired cuisine. The lodge also will offer highly-customized services and personalized in-room amenities.
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“I’ve won three majors in my career but taking the Ryder Cup captaincy is a different level,” he said.“I want to find an edge to get the players to perform to best of their abilities and hopefully get a win.“I’m really conscious that I have to find the edge and add to it. It’s going to take a great deal of my time over the next two years to do it.”Players including Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose backed Harrington to lead Europe at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin.Harrington, who won the Open Championship in 2007 and 2008 and the US PGA Championship in 2008, has experience of the course, although he missed the cut when the PGA Championship was played there in 2010 and 2015.The likes of former world number ones Luke Donald and Lee Westwood were mooted as potential captains, though Westwood – who was also a vice-captain under Bjorn – has indicated a preference for taking the role on at the 2022 event in Rome.“It seems to be a natural progression and it feels like the right time in my career,” added Harrington. “But just because it seems like the right time I didn’t think I should just come in and do it. I thought long and hard about it.“It’s possibly easier to be Ryder Cup captain at home, but I realise it was good timing in my career and probably the best chance for the team in an international setting, going to the US having me as captain at this time.“I have the support of the players, then it really came down to whether I wanted to be in the hat.“I’m putting it on the line – we know when you’re a successful Ryder Cup captain it’s great and a losing captain – it’s his fault.”Harrington, who is currently recovering from a broken wrist, becomes the second man from the Republic of Ireland to take on the captaincy, following Paul McGinley in 2014.After winning the trophy under McGinley, Europe were well beaten 17-11 under the captaincy of Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke the last time it was contested in the US in 2016.But a resounding 17½-10½ success under Bjorn secured a seventh success for Europe in the last nine Ryder Cup events.The US are yet to name their next captain, with 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples and Steve Stricker – who was born in Wisconsin – among the leading candidates.Masterminding an away win in the Ryder Cup is one of golf’s toughest assignments. As Europe proved at Le Golf National and the US at Hazeltine, home advantage can make a huge difference.It makes sense, therefore, for the continent to turn to such a resourceful, committed and intelligent figure as Harrington. There was no one better qualified for leading Europe in their 2020 trophy defence.The three times major winner commands immense respect among his peers. He is a popular figure with US golf fans, has played all three PGA Championships at Whistling Straits and having served as vice-captain in the last three Ryder Cups is the ideal choice to succeed Thomas Bjorn.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Padraig Harrington will captain Europe when they defend the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in the US in 2020.The Irishman, 47, was a vice-captain when Europe won the trophy back under the leadership of Thomas Bjorn in France in September.Harrington played in six successive Ryder Cups from 1999 and was on the winning team on four occasions. read more
Nuggets guard Gary Harris is expected to miss three to four weeks as he recovers from a hip injury, according to ESPN, Harris reportedly underwent an MRI on Tuesday after he was injured in the first quarter of Monday’s victory over the Raptors. The 24-year-old guard had missed the team’s previous two games ago with an ankle injury. Harris is averaging 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 21 games this season. “The one thing I feel awful about is Gary Harris,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said earlier this week, via the Denver Post. “Definitely keep Gary in our thoughts. He’s frustrated, just getting back from an injury, and to have that, not be able to come back in tonight. We’ll see how severe the injury is and hopefully we can get him back really soon, but Gary’s such a big part of what we’re trying to do.”Guard Malik Beasley has stepped in during Harris’ absence, averaging 12.4 points and 3.4 rebounds over the past five games. Related News NBA wrap: Joel Embiid-less 76ers come from behind to extend Pistons’ skid read more
LAKE MILLS — A Mason City man accused of kidnapping a Lake Mills woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and has been sentenced to ten years in prison.38-year-old Kristofer Voigt is accused of entering a residence in the 200 block of Park Street in Lake Mills in the early morning hours of November 7th, where he allegedly threatened to slit the throat of a woman inside the home.Voigt is then accused of taking the woman to another home in Lake Mills, another apartment, and then to a home owned by Voigt at 334 9th Northeast in Mason City. Authorities entered the residence at about 5:00 PM that day, with officers finding the woman and taking her to the hospital for treatment.Voigt was arrested and later charged with second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary, both Class B felonies that carry up to a 25 year prison sentence.Voigt had pleaded not guilty to the charges with his trial scheduled to start today, but he filed a written plea of guilty on Tuesday to a charge of third-degree kidnapping, with the burglary charge being dismissed.District Judge DeDra Schroeder sentenced Voigt to ten years in prison with credit for time served and issued a $1000 fine. read more