300 people run Fr. Ted’s 5K

first_imgMore than 300 students, faculty and South Bend citizens laced up their tennis shoes and stretched their legs yesterday morning in preparation for the seventh annual Fr. Ted’s 10K. Melissa Lindley, the race director, said the TRiO Upward Bound Program put on the race. TRiO is a scholarship program at Notre Dame for low-income and first-generation college-bound youth. According to the TRiO website, participants could run a 5K or 10K, decide to do the family fun walk or “fitness” walk. All donations from the race supported TRiO’s students, Lindley said. “Fr. Ted’s 10K is more than just a run … it is an investment in our community,” Lindley said.  “I think it’s unique as well because our students are involved in the event, so the runners can see who they are there supporting. Most of us call Notre Dame and South Bend home, and this race funds scholarships for South Bend youth to go to college. These kids are the future of our community.”Sophomore Olivia Fernandes said she ran the race for the second time this year because she loves the cause. “The proceeds go to TRiO Upward Bound in South Bend … I volunteer at a local elementary school here in South Bend, and equality of education is important to me, so the cause really resonates,” Fernandes said. Lindley said University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh brought TRiO programs to Notre Dame in the 1960s as a part of his fight against poverty. She said he used to come speak at the event, but as years have passed he now tapes a video for the participants. She said the race was, however, still well attended and enjoyed.  Fernandes said despite bad weather, the race turned out well. “The trail consists of two three-mile laps around campus. The best part of the race is by far the supporters all along the way,” Fernandes said. “It was quite windy, but the high school students’ enthusiasm rocked. Their inspirational signs got me going, and the bagpipes player was legit. Hard not to smile at all the support.” “We were very satisfied with this year’s event … with 300 pre-registered participants and some great personal and corporate sponsorships, we will be able to fund our student scholarships, and that is the number one priority,” Lindley said. “A big thank you to Notre Dame students who consistently come out and support Fr. Ted’s 10K.”Tags: 5K, Hesburgh, runlast_img read more

Bali inpsired house feels like a resort everyday

first_img23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.WELCOME to the family house designed to put you on a tropical holiday, everyday. That was the idea behind the design according to homeowners Sherliee and Sean Melenewycz who bought the stylish property seven years ago and decided to give it a resort-style makeover. “Sean and I wanted to come home to a place that would feel more like a holiday,” Mrs Melenewycz said. 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.The mother-of-four said half-a-dozen family holidays in Bali were responsible for how the style played out in the house.“Natural elements like stone and timber were really important and it reminds us of relaxing in Bali,” she said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“We are positioned on the waterfront so the Bali style made a lot of sense when we were renovating.” 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point. 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.Mrs Melenewycz said her family had most meals in the outdoor entertaining area and said it was one of the most used areas in the house. The house has 2.7m ceilings and stylish recycled timber featured throughout.center_img 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.Mrs Melenewycz said the walk-in-robe was her favourite room. “We designed the main bedroom to feel like a hotel room,” she said. 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.Mrs Melenewycz said her family were big entertainers and needed a house that could accommodate parties. “Most of our friends have kids so life is much easier when everyone can be under one roof and we can watch the kids play on the fort and in the pool,” she said. last_img read more