Lang McLaughry Real Estate, the largest real estate firm in Vermont, with 15 offices, has merged with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, which has three offices in New Hampshire. Together, they have acquired Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, which has five offices in southern Vermont. The combined entities will operate as Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, with a total of 23 offices and over 220 sales associates across Vermont and New Hampshire.Staige DavisPrinciple partners of the new firm are Staige Davis, CEO, and Buff McLaughry, COO, (Lang McLaughry Real Estate), and Stephanie Wheeler and Pam Perkins, both partners and vice presidents (Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty). Other top executives are Tom Heney, partner and EVP, Alan DiStasio, EVP of brand development, and Lisa Coneeny, EVP of southern region.The decision to merge was announced in a joint statement from all of the principle partners: “By bringing together three of the region’s most established, locally grown agencies, we will be better positioned to offer the highest and best level of service. The name of the new company, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, exemplifies the beautiful areas we represent, and we will continue to grow the strong personal ties that have anchored us in our individual communities. The affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty gives us the strength, marketing power, and global reach of a large brand with an established reputation for quality, while each of our respective agencies brings with them a storied past, loyal customers, and deep roots in the areas we serve.”Lang McLaughry Real Estate was formed in 2007 in a merger that brought together Lang Associates, founded in 1969 and owned by Staige Davis, and McLaughry Associates, founded in 1959 and owned by Buff McLaughry, to create the largest real estate firm in Vermont. The two locally owned, well-established firms offered its clients over 60 years of experience, and grew from 12 offices primarily servicing the Champlain Valley and Upper Valley to 15 offices since 2007. Now Lang McLaughry proudly serves the Champlain Valley, Central Vermont, North East Kingdom, Southern Vermont and Upper Valley. Staige Davis says, “We have been continually committed to offering the best real estate services in the area. Joining forces with two of the region’s top agencies and affiliating ourselves with a globally recognized brand such as Sotheby’s International Realty will allow us to maintain that commitment to excellence, and to offer our clients an unprecedented level of service. We are excited to be working with two agencies that, like Lang McLaughry Real Estate, have deep roots and established histories in the communities they serve, and look forward to showcasing the best of what Vermont and New Hampshire have to offer.”The new Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty will be headquartered in South Burlington and continue to maintain their local roots and focus, while leveraging the marketing resources and global reputation of the Sotheby’s International Realty worldwide network. Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty listings will also be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com(link is external) global website.Whether buyers are in the market for a full-time residence, or a second home, Four Season’s Sotheby’s International Realty offers unparalleled real estate services in the most desirable communities in Vermont and New Hampshire.http://fourseasonssir.com/(link is external).About Four Seasons Sotheby’s International RealtyFour Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the finest real estate companies in Vermont and New Hampshire, with the goal of providing its customers and clients with an exceptional level of service and unparalleled exposure. With 23 offices and over 220 highly qualified and professional associates across both states, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is uniquely positioned to provide superior, innovative real estate services.About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLCFounded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. www.sothebysrealty.com(link is external).
Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson have announced a new milestone in the advancement of 5G after they completed a 5G New Radio (NR) data connection compliant with global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specifications in Standalone (SA) mode of operation. The connection was achieved on band n41 at Ericsson’s lab utilizing 5G commercial base stations from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio, its standalone NR software and its Cloud Core solution for 5G with a mobile smartphone form-factor test device powered by the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. The demonstration showcases the readiness of both companies to support the 2nd phase of 5G commercialization with SA deployments that utilize a new 5G core network to provide more 5G capabilities – including guaranteed quality of service and network slicing, which are essential to support new emerging business models in areas such as Industrial IoT (IIoT) and enterprise-grade cloud services. These advancements demonstrate that 5G network technologies continue to mature and that we are strengthening the 5G ecosystem. Service providers are already able to deliver the benefits of 5G technology, and now both the companies are taking further steps to release the full potential of 5G, serving users and industries alike.
Thursday, September 24, 5:30-6pm: Soldotna Mayoral Candidate/sFriday, September 25, 4-6pm: K-Beach Borough Assembly Candidates Kenai voters will decide between Bob Molloy, Mike Boyle, and Jim Glendenning for the Kenai City Councils two open seats. Thursday, September 24, 4-5:30pm: Soldotna City Council Candidates In Soldotna, registered voters will decide on a new mayor where Pete Sprague is running unopposed. For the city’s council, Seat A incumbent Paul Whitney is being challenged by Fred Sturman and Seat C incumbent Linda Murphey is contending with Dan Nelson. District one has four candidates: incumbent Kelly Wolf versus David Wartinbee, Gary Knopp, and Robin Davis. Districts six and nine have two candidates each: Dawson Slaughter and Willie Dunn are running for the outlying Homer area seat and Kenn Carpenter is campaigning against Brandii Holmdahl for the Seward seat. The schedule is as follows:Tuesday, September 22, 5-6pm: South Peninsula Borough Assembly CandidatesWednesday, September 23, 5-6pm: Kenai City Council Candidates Also beginning next Monday, September 21, KSRM will host candidate forums on air between the hours of 4-6 pm all week. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Absentee voting for local municipal elections will begin next Monday, September 21. Blankenship: “We have District 1, the Kalifornski seat, District 6 East Peninsula, District 9 South Peninsula, and we have school board seats that are also up. That’s District 2 Kenai, District 5 Sterling/Funny River, and District 8 Homer.” Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk Johni Blankenship detailed the Assembly seats that voters will decide on through October 6.
Disney(NEW YORK) — It’s safe to say it was an easy transition for Misty Copeland to become Ballerina Princess in the new Disney film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.Copeland, who made history as the first African American female Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, says The Nutcracker ballet has always been a staple in her life as a ballet dancer.“The Nutcracker is so much a part of what we do,” Copeland tells ABC Radio. “It’s like every Christmas season, most schools throughout the world will perform the ballet The Nutcracker. But the movie’s a bit different.”She continues, “It’s not exactly the same story that happens within the ballet, but they kind of created a part for me within the story that’s based on the book.”In the film, Copeland plays the Ballerina Princess, a dancer who reenacts what happens when Clara’s mother first comes to the Four Realms. Copeland says even though the film is somewhat different than the actual ballet, dance is still an extremely important part.“They couldn’t have a Nutcracker film and not have ballet in it,” she adds. “I think people would have like boycotted it.”With the film to hit theaters tomorrow, Copeland is excited and relishes in the notion that she’s not only made history, but lived a life-long dream.“As a classical dancer that’s not really what we envision happening, like, on our path to like be a part of a film,” she says. “So, it’s just kind of like icing on the cake. It’s like amazing to be able to bring ballet to more mainstream and to have it be something that will live on forever in a Disney film.” The Nutcracker and the Four Realms opens nationwide on Friday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.