Hellstead Manor opens for 5th season, has virus precautions in place

first_img“It’s pandemic good,” Lusk said. “Is what it is. It’s not up to it’s potential because we can’t do what we could do last year.” HALLSTEAD, Pa (WBNG) — Hellstead Manor opened for their fifth season over the weekend with a few changes.  “It’s a bit trying this year,” Eric Lusk, Hellstead Manor owner, said. “But they’re getting through it. And we’re trying to do the best we can to make sure everyone has a fun, safe time.” Hellstead Manor was already a ‘no touch’ haunted house, but this year they are making sure to keep their actors at a proper distance from customers. Any drapes or curtains customers could have touched while walking through have been taken out or pulled back.  Only groups of six are allowed in at a time. The Manor decreased the number of actors by 50 percent. Actors will be wearing masks underneath their costumes. All customers are required to wear masks when going through the haunted house and there are hand sanitation stations to use before and after. Lusk says even though they aren’t at a full capacity — the show is still good.  When waiting in line, there are lines of tape to keep people six feet apart. If someone arrives without a mask, one will be given to them for free. last_img read more

Look no further than this flood-free modern home with river views

first_imgKick back and relax at 6 Riverpoint Boulevard, Riverhills. 6 Riverpoint Boulevard, Riverhills.The ground level features a formal dining room as well as a gym/media room, allowing an area great that can be closed off from the family room.There is a powder room and an updated separate laundry also on the ground level. Inside 6 Riverpoint Boulevard, Riverhills.The elevated five-bedroom, two-bathroom property has magnificent views and breezes.The flood-free property is on a 654sq m block of land.On the second level there is a private living room with kitchenette – the perfect place to bring the family together.This area flows through to the front balcony which is a perfect vantage point for gazing over the stunning riverscape. 6 Riverpoint Boulevard, Riverhills.About 15 years ago Patti Davis stumbled across a small Riverhills land sale along a stretch of the Brisbane River.It was a small secluded oasis within what was an ordinary suburbia. “I bought a block on a private easement, built my house and moved in August, 2005,” Ms Davis said. “Having grown up in country Queensland, I was looking for somewhere to live that reminded me of my bush heritage.” 6 Riverpoint Boulevard, Riverhills.Ms Davis said the joy of living on the Riverpoint Blvd easement had never diminished. “As well as the peacefulness and beautiful bush and river vista, there is an unending abundance of wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots, foxes, pheasants, and a wide range of bird species,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“To get up to early morning birdsong, the fresh smell of the river with the rowers working hard, and the peaceful bush surroundings is a privilege.“Then to come home from a hard work day and relax on the balconies watching stunning sunsets and welcoming the cooler hours of the evening is a lifestyle bonus.”last_img read more

Survey suggests improving business conditions in Midwest

first_imgOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey report suggests that business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states.The report issued Wednesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 55.2 in December from 54.1 in November. The October reading was 54.9.Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the shortages of skilled workers are still holding back even stronger growth.The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth. A score below that suggests decline.The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.last_img read more