The Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center will co-sponsor CONTACT Cape-Atlantic’s 10th Annual Triathlon. The event features a 2.4 mile swim.The 10th Annual CONTACT Cape-Atlantic Triathlon/Duathlon will be held from Jan. 18 to Feb. 15. Participants will swim, bike, and run a long-distance triathlon over the course of a month. The triathlon includes a 2.4 mile swim, an 112 mile bike ride, and a 26 mile run. Those who sign up for the duathlon can opt to complete any two of the three triathlon events. Other forms of exercise can contribute to total mileage. A spin class will serve as a portion of the bike and walking can contribute to the total run. Participants will receive a calendar for logging miles at registration. They will also receive a tee shirt and the chance to win a FitBit activity tracker. The first place triathlon finisher will receive a one month membership to the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center. The registration fee is $30. Students pay $10. Participants can register at the Ocean City Aquatic Center, call 609-823-1850 or register online at www.contactcapeatlantic.org. Proceeds will benefit CONTACT Cape-Atlantic. CONTACT Cape-Atlantic is a non-profit group that makes daily telephone calls to elderly and disabled clients to ensure their safety as they continue to live independently in their homes.
Read Full Story There’s reason for both enthusiasm and caution when it comes to the state law that will legalize marijuana for those for those age 21 and older that was approved Nov. 8, 2016 by Massachusetts voters, according to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tobacco expert.While it’s good that there should be fewer drug-related arrests because of the law— along with the racial disparities that sometimes accompany those arrests —Massachusetts needs strict marijuana regulations to protect youth, Vaughan Rees, director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control and lecturer on social and behavioral sciences at Harvard Chan School, said in a Nov. 14, 2016 Boston Magazine article on the law’s public health implications.“I’m delighted that we’re going to see an end to young people being criminalized and facing jail sentences or prison sentences, and having a criminal record which will impact them, perhaps for life,” Rees said.However, he noted that without tight regulation, the marijuana industry, like the tobacco industry, could “target the youth of Massachusetts with their products to get them hooked, so they will become good customers and use their products, potentially to the detriment of their own health.”
The home at 24 Cayman Cres, Raby Bay, was built by the owners to be a private family sanctuary. Picture: supplied.Influenced by traditional Italian architecture and designed to have a timeless feel, this waterside home has an incredible 913sq m of internal living space across two levels. Owner and builder Alfio Marino said the vision for the home at 24 Cayman Cres, Raby Bay, was a family sanctuary meticulously constructed using high quality materials. “We wanted a touch of Italy with the terracotta look,” he said. “And we wanted water views from nearly every room.” The grand staircase inside the home at 24 Cayman Cres, Raby Bay. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: Super garages worthy of super cars Big house, big pool, big shed Mr Marino said nearly all materials were imported, most from places such as Brazil or Europe, with the terracotta roof tiles coming from Western Australia and the wrought iron being hand forged.Every little detail, from the ornate cornices to the polished granite staircase, was carefully thought out. On the ground floor of the home there is a four-car garage and a grand foyer with the statement staircase. Most rooms in the home have water views. Picture: supplied.The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area flows out to the patio. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThere is also a formal lounge and dining space and a separate family room, both with french doors opening to the poolside area. Upstairs, the spacious master suite has a walk-in wardrobe, private balcony overlooking the canal, and an opulent ensuite.The remaining bedrooms have balcony access, while one also has an ensuite. There is also a family bathroom, powder room, home theatre and large storage room.Outside there is a poolside pavilion and a full outdoor kitchen surrounded by low-maintenance paving and manicured gardens. “I love sitting out in the barbecue area in the morning having a coffee and watching the dolphins come in herding fish,” Mr Marino said. The property is on the market through Joseph Lordi of McGrath Bayside. Cottage goes from blah to brilliant