1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.The apartment is larger than most houses with 240sq m of internal living space and a large deck off the living area and another one off the master suite.The views extend out to Magnetic Island and Castle Hill while the rear of the apartment has floor-to-ceiling glass showcasing views out to Cape Cleveland.Glistening tiles paired with a neutral colour palette add to the relaxed yet luxurious ambience.The ceilings in the living area are nearly 4m high adding a most fitting touch of grandeur to the well- appointed apartment. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.A GLASS of wine on the expansive deck looking out over the water as boats motor in and out before strolling up Palmer Street to eat at some of Townsville’s best restaurants. This is what life at the top is like living in penthouse 1201. The three-bedroom, two- bathroom apartment is on the top floor of the Solarus complex at 69 Palmer St in South Townsville.The owners are heading south and put their much cherished penthouse on the market for $2,150,000. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.North Ward Realty selling agent Bruce Pearce, who lives in the Solarus complex himself, said the property was the most stunning apartment he has had listed in his 30-year career.“If you live in Townsville and you want luxury this is it,” he said.“I believe it’s a one-off because of the position facing north and you’re facing straight towards Magnetic Island and the ocean. On a clear day you can see through to Palm Island.“It’s going to attract someone I think whose family is off their hands and wants the best in Townsville.“We’re right in the centre of the main street of all the eateries which is close to the city, the mall and the stadium.“It’s a lifestyle apartment.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.There is also ducted airconditioning throughout, granite-top gourmet kitchen, direct lift access to the penthouse barbecue and under bench fridge on the main deck.The apartment has a double lockup garage in the carpark and there are also storage rooms, a swimming pool, gymnasium and security video access to the building.Mr Pearce said the complex had a high number of owner-occupiers as well as top security features.“I wouldn’t live anywhere else in Townsville,” he said.“What attracted me to live in this building was the security, which is second to none.“The owners of this apartment pinch themselves every night because it is just so beautiful.”
MASON CITY — The Mason City Salvation Army will be taking applications for those needing assistance obtaining school supplies on Thursday in Mason City. Captain Kenyon Sivels says it’s important to them to make sure kids have what they need going into the school year.“When they have what they need, going into the school year, it sets them up to do better. But when you go in and you’re missing things, you’re lacking things…kids by all means they still can do well, but it’s an uphill battle. We’re wanting it to be an easy road, especially at the beginning. Difficulties come, ya know when you get through the school year, different things come. But, we want to remove all of the obstacles possible for the parents and those students.”Last year, Sivels says The Salvation Army was able to help almost 500 children with back to school supplies. This year, he says there are a few items they are still in need of before Thursday’s distribution time period.“Wide ruled notebooks. You have the regular ones and then there’s some on the notebooks that say wide ruled. Wide ruled notebooks, wide ruled paper, school boxes and then folders. We’re in need of tons of folders I was told.”Applications will be taken and supplies distributed to those who qualify on the same day from 9am to 3pm at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center, which is located at 747 Village Green Drive SW in Mason City. This is the 24th year The Salvation Army has distributed backpacks and supplies to kids in need.