2013 Thurston County Fair Volunteers Needed

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Volunteers are needed to help Fair visitors recycle and compost food scraps.Adults and youth looking for volunteer hours can be part of the Thurston County Fair this July 31 to Sunday, August 4. Thurston County Solid Waste needs volunteers to help visitors at recycling and waste stations by the food court. This is a great project for scouts, church groups, and service organizations.Sign up for a three-hour shift and you plus one guest receive FREE Fair admission and a parking pass for the day of your shift.Volunteers don’t need any experience or special training. People volunteer because they interested in helping people, our environment, and want to be part of the Fair. Solid Waste staff will give you all the instructions you need for your shift. To help out at the Fair, visit Thurston County Solid Waste  and click on “Volunteers” or contact Brian Stafki at (360) 867-2284.For more information about the Thurston County Fair and other events, visit their website.Sincerely, Brian Brian Stafki, M.Ed.EducatorThurston County Public Works, Solid Waste Div.867-2284Olympia, WAlast_img read more

City of Olympia Participating in Asia Pacific Cities Summit

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaMayor Buxbaum to Moderate a Panel DiscussionOlympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum is participating in this year’s Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS). The 2013 APCS is a biennial event which has been held for the past 17 years. Information about this year’s summit, including the agenda, is available on the Summit’s website.The theme of this year’s APCS is: Reshaping the Urbanomics of Cities – City Challenges, City Solutions.  Mayor Buxbaum will moderate a panel discussion titled: “Harbor City Dialogue – Critical Path for Asia’s Marine Cities.”“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to meet with my counterparts from the Pacific Region. This is an important time for Olympia to be learning from and sharing information about sustainability and the challenges and opportunities that municipalities are facing concerning the environment and economy”, said Mayor Buxbaum.In preparation for this trip, Mayor Buxbaum met with staff and representatives from the Port of Olympia, Thurston County Economic Development Council, Saint Martin’s University, and the Lt. Governor’s Office.Michael Cade, Executive Director of the Thurston County Economic Development Council stated, “This trip represents a unique and excellent opportunity for Olympia and the region to expand international business opportunities for our local employers, manufacturers and tourism industry.  We applaud the Mayor’s initiative in developing these long term relationships that are critical to our future.”Over 68 cities from 5 continents will join this year’s Summit.  Funding for the Mayor’s travel, accommodations and registration is being provided by the Asia Pacific Cities Summit.last_img read more

Fun-Filled Entertainment and Events at the Thurston County Fair

first_imgFacebook61Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersThe 2017 Thurston County Fair schedule of entertainment and events is now available at Thurston County Fair website. The fair will be open from Wednesday, August 2 through Sunday, August 6.The last day to purchase discount carnival ride armbands is Tuesday, Aug 1. Visit the Thurston County Fair website and click on “Fair News” for more information about discount carnival armbands and other discounts and deals.Live & Local concert series: The Live & Local line-up on the Food Court features South Sound favorites like:Forgotten 45’s on Wednesday August 2Oly Lemmings on Thursday, August 3Oly Mountain Boys on Friday August 4Off Ramp Undertones on Saturday, August 5Puget Sound Barber Shop on Sunday, August 6The Les Schwab stage will feature names like:Big Blue Van on Wednesday, August 2Six Pack Pretty on Friday, August 4Blues County Sheriff on Saturday, August 5Almost Blue and Backlash on Sunday August 6The KACS radio station will also feature the Robbie Sea Band, Sat. Aug. 5. at the County Fair.Get more Live & Local details and other entertainment information at Thurston County Fair website by clicking on the “Entertainment” tab.Games and entertainment: There are many returning old time favorite games on The Green in 2017, which are free and can be enjoyed by everyone. Some old time fun games in this year’s fair include:Friday, August 411:00 a.m. Slug Shooting Contest2:00 p.m. Diaper Derby5:00 p.m. Rubber Chicken TossSaturday August 52:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest3:30 p.m. Hula Hoop Contest5:00 p.m. Father-Son look-alike contest and a Mother-Daughter look-alike contestSunday Aug 611:30 a.m. Bubble Gum Blowing Contest2:00 p.m. Hay ScrambleFor more information about events and other fair entertainment and attractions, go to www.ThurstonCountyFair.org and click on the “Daily Events Calendar” link.There are also several fan favorites making a comeback this year at the fair, including:One Buck Wednesday on August 2, when admission is just $1 per person when you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Thurston County Food Bank. Tons of other $1 deals are featured inside the fair.Kid’s Day Thursday, Aug 3. Kids 14 and under pay just $2 for admission, and carnival armbands that get you unlimited carnival rides for the day are buy-one-get-one free for your buddy (both buddies must be present at time of purchase). Don’t forget, admission for kids 5 and under is always FREE at the fair!Military Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug 4. Active duty and retired military personnel and their families can get $2 admission per person to the fair with your military ID.Author’s Corner is back in the Sokolik Building and will once again feature local authors selling books, greeting fans, and autographing everything from children’s books to crime dramas.The Thurston County Commissioners Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8:30-10:00 a.m.Breakfast is free with fair admission. Join us on the Gazebo Green on the east side of Heritage Hall.The annual Animal Market Sale will be in the Hicks Lake Barn on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 6:00 p.m.The annual 4-H Equine Western Games begin early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.To learn more about this year’s events, entertainment and exhibits, contact the Thurston CountyFair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit the Thurston County Fair websitelast_img read more

Sally Petersen Named Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics August…

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of ClinicsSally Petersen, RN, has a special skill of drawing people in and putting them at ease with her wit, charm and warmth. These qualities, plus her steadfast dedication to patients and persistent attention to detail, make her an exemplary employee. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is proud to name Petersen as the August Employee of the Month.Petersen, a nurse in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, has been comforting patients at their bedside for 29 years this September. Her nominator called out Petersen’s skills as a nurse and her wide breadth of knowledge, as well as her immense care for patients: “Sally hardly leaves the patient’s room. She’s there to … (put) them at ease with her wit, charm and warmth.”Petersen has been married to her husband, Jim, for 31 years, and they live in the Kamilche area of Mason County. She’s stayed in the Intensive Care Unit all these years because she loves what she does.“I like the one-on-one with patients and families,” she said. “I like getting them through a crisis. I also like getting them through to the end of life. I’m their tour director on the worst tour that they don’t want to take. I also like being a liaison between home and the strange environment of the hospital.”She especially isn’t afraid of offering care during intense times.“I do enjoy the end of life care,” she said. “Families just need help getting through that time. Death is swept under the rug in our culture and people are just lost.”The ICU team is an open learning environment, which Petersen enjoys.“I really value my coworkers’ knowledge,” she said. “It’s not territorial. We work together as a team. I don’t think I would have stayed this long if it wasn’t like that. Mason General is a great little hospital.”Petersen and her husband have two adult children, including Elliot, a pilot for SkyWest Airlines, and Hannah Wynne, an educator in Chehalis, as well as a son-in-law, Landon Wynne, a teacher at Hood Canal School. She and her husband like to bike (they just biked through the Dolomites in northern Italy), garden and travel.MGH&FC is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. MGH&FC now offers 3D Mammography Services and Virtual Care 24/7.  For more information on 3D mammograms, Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, visit www.MasonGeneral.com.last_img read more

Sehwag: Rohit Sharma more consistent than Kohli in producing magical knocks

first_imgImage Courtesy: Times NowAdvertisement wpkavNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1oitdgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewwbv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) igiWould you ever consider trying this?😱2s78rfmCan your students do this? 🌚bqns3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Virender Sehwag drops his verdict by claiming that Rohit Sharma’s ability to score at a rapid rate is unmatched with even Indian skipper Virat Kohli falling short. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Times NowThe former Indian opener, who was famous for his explosive batting style showered praised on The Hitman and asserted on Sharma’s ability to accelerate the innings once he gets set. He said to Cricbuzz:“Hitting 3-4 sixes in an over or scoring 80-90 runs off 45 balls is an art I haven’t seen even Virat Kohli pull off as regularly as Rohit Sharma,”Advertisement Sharma, who is having a great year, added an astounding knock of 85 runs in a run chase of 154 to his collection. The skipper missed his 5th T20 International century. Apart from this knock, Sharma staked his claim in the red-ball department with a memorable debut series against the visiting Proteas.Talking to Yuzvendra Chahal on Chahal TV after the comfortable chase in Rajkot, the man of the match stated that muscle and power is not required to clear the boundary while cheekily adding that Chahar can hit them effortlessly as well. He also added that middling the ball and keeping your head still are also necessary attributes required to hit sixes.Advertisement Read Also:India overtakes Australia as most successful chasing side in T20 historyIndia on-song in Rajkot as Rohit and Chahal star in India’s victory   Advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli explains what attracted him to Anushka Sharma!

first_imgImage Courtesy: TVC/PinkvillaAdvertisement 3f4cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ja( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7phtrWould you ever consider trying this?😱z09qCan your students do this? 🌚7gs16uRoller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma- there is no doubt about the sheer love and bonding the country’s favourite couple share with each other. The feeling that started with just a shampoo ad, is now a support system the Bollywood superstar and the Men in Blue leader have in common. Speaking to India Today, Kohli recollected the first emotions he had towards his better half in the early days.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TVC/PinkvillaThe 31 year old was present in the ‘India Today Inspiration’ hosted by Boria Majumdar,  Indian sports journalist and Consulting Editor for India Today. While speaking about his career’s journey, the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain articulated the support Anushka provides him.“She is someone who has always maintained her integrity, always been a person who does the right thing. When it comes to our relationship, her taking time to come and see me or me taking time to go and see her, it’s understanding. It’s not an effort for either of us.”Advertisement The two tied knots in December 2017, maturing a relationship that came more from comfort rather than attraction.“You know when you come from a middle-class background, these are the kind of scenarios you have seen growing up. There was a lot of comfort factor immediately. The thing that was fascinating for me the most was how relaxed and how chilled out she was for who she already was at that stage.”Advertisement Kohli starred with Anushka in a Clear shampoo ad in 2013, and the decorated Men in Blue batsman also revealed that the commercial brought them close to each other.You know how welcoming and comforting she was and how was approachable she was. Immediately we just really became friendly. I was the one probably fooling around all the time and some of the jokes were really silly but that’s how I am. I love having a good time, you know having a good laugh. And she would really find a lot of things funny as well. We got talking from thereon. I am really glad that shampoo commercial happened.”Kohli will be leading team India in their upcoming T20 series against West Indies, starting from 6th December. Advertisementlast_img read more

Cycling Studio Gets a Mega Expansion in Shrewsbury

first_imgBy Emma WulfhorstSHREWSBURY ­–  Sweaty, out of breath, but also energized and ready to start your day – that’s how you feel after the morning spin class at Megacycle in Shrewsbury. Megacycle classes are known for their high-energy instructors, combining music, coaching, and motivation to create a convenient and fun exercise experience for all ages and levels. This was the dream Megacycle creator and owner Megan Gridley had in 2012 when she opened her studio in a small, 800 square foot house at 800 Broad Street. Now, almost three years later, even more people will be able to experience the exhaustion and happiness of Megacycle.On Friday, August 28, Megacycle will move from its tiny house to a brand new location at 89 Newman Springs Road. With more than 3,100 square feet, the new facility will be much more than just a state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio.The new Megacycle will continue to offer various types of spin classes, like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Calorie Blast, and Spin & Tone, and introduce TRX, Pilates, and yoga classes. With three new instructors, convenient parking, and a child care room with babysitting services for parents, Megacycle has something for everyone.Megacycle will also partner with My Kitchen Witch Cafe in Monmouth Beach to provide cyclers with healthy meals and snacks on-the-go. When customers reserve a class online, they will also be able to order food from My Kitchen Witch’s seasonal menu. In addition to My Kitchen Witch, Megacycle will partner with other local food providers to stock their studio kitchen with water, coconut water, juices, and the latest fitness snacks.Gridley grew up in Branchburg and moved to Middletown 10 years ago with her growing family. At the time, she weighed 235 pounds and, at only 5’1”, was unhappy with her appearance, “I was embarrassed to put on the exercise outfit; I was embarrassed to take a class.” In an attempt to lose weight and get fit, Megan began eating healthier and running. Though she was able to lose the unwanted pounds, she injured her left knee in the process. Wanting to continue exercising, but unable to run, Megan found a spinning class and immediately fell in love.After becoming a certified cycling instructor, Megan taught at various studios in Monmouth County. As she became more experienced with cycling, she wanted to  customize her classes, but was limited by gym owners. That’s when Megan had the idea to create her own cycling business with a community feel. She wanted classes to be intense, but appeal to beginners, hard-core cyclists, and everyone in between.Megan is extremely excited about the move and all the new things Megacycle will offer, “We hope the new Megacycle will appeal to a broad range of people who want to be fit and have fun doing it in an easy, open atmosphere.”last_img read more

Balfour, Granite host tournament week

first_imgIt’s tournament week at the Granite Pointe at Nelson and Balfour Golf Courses.Balfour tees off on the week by hosting the annual Senior Men’s Open Wednesday at the Les Furber designed course.The 18-hole tournament attracts players from throughout the Kootenays.The scene remains in Balfour for Ladies Open Thursday.Once again players from around the regions will be in Balfour for the 18-hole tourney.The scene shifts to Granite Pointe for the 2011 Selkirk Paving Labour Day Open.This event is broken into three separate tournaments — men’s, seniors and ladies — all played at the same time.The men’s tournament, beginning Saturday, is a 36-hole event while the seniors and ladies play 18 holes.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img

Braves force Game six Tuesday by stopping Nelson 3-0

first_imgAnd what if the Murdoch Division regular season champs can’t clinch the series Tuesday in Spokane?Then the Green and White faces a must win in Game seven Wednesday night back in the Heritage City.The night did not start well for the Leafs as Johnny Marzec staked the visitors to a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the contest.Spokane then put the power play to work in the second period, getting goals from Kurtis Reading and Sean Collins to take a 3-0 advantage into the third period.The Braves then rode the solid netminder of Jon Manlow to victory and another home date Tuesday.PLAYOFF NOTES: Beaver Valley outlasted Castlegar 6-5 Sunday to sweep the other Murdoch Division Semi Final. Hawks led 6-2 after 40 minutes before the Rebels, the defending KIJHL champs, stages a late third-period rally. . . . The KIJHL announced its divisional award winners and to no one’s surprise, Leafs Jamie Vlanich was named the Most Valuable Player in the Murdoch Division. Vlanich, who missed another game in the Leafs/Braves series Monday, also won the Top Scorer honour with 35 goals, 62 assists for 97 points. Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson won the Murdoch Rookie-of-the-year award. Archie McKinnon (Top Defenceman) and Ryan Edwards (Most Sportsmanlike) earned awards for Beaver Valley while Jon Manlow (Top Netminder) and Garry Redding (Coach of the Year) earned special praise for Spokane. . . . In the Eddie Mountain Division, Creston took home four awards. The Nelson Leafs missed a golden opportunity to get some rest before an expected showdown with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in next round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.The Leafs dropped another egg Monday night in Game five of the Murdoch Semi Final, losing 3-0 to the Spokane Braves at the NDCC Arena.Nelson continues to hold a 3-2 advantage in the series. But the Leafs now must travel to the Lilac City Tuesday for Game six.last_img read more

Team Kootenay unlucky not to finish in medals at BC Summer Games

first_imgNeeding a win Saturday to advance into the medal round, Team Kootenay lost a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Fraser Valley Delta.Once again Team Kootenay had a lead on a goal by Keywood before a controversial call gave Fraser Valley Delta a penalty kick in the final minutes of the game.Team Kootenay then pushed everything forward, exposing the backline Fraser Valley Delta took advantage of by scoring the winning marker.Fraser Valley Delta finished second in the tournament, winning the silver medal.”The boys were heartbroken as we all knew we deserved more,” Spendlove said. “That made it so the highest we could finish was 5th place.”Team Kootenay was able to rebound, blasting Team Cariboo 4-1.Trailing 1-0, Team Kootenay scored four consecutive goals to pull out the victory.Hutt, with a shot from just over the half way line, Nick Jenner, Caney and Keywood scored for Team Kootenay.”(Coaching staff) were extremely proud of the professionalism in which the boys conducted themselves and of course the excellent soccer they played through the weekend,” Spendlove said, adding a thanks to Scott and Randa Hutt for organizing the team and Kootenay Smiles for providing the kit for the team.Team Kootenay, coached by Kerry Dyck of Nelson and Clemente Miranda-Trevino, placed seventh in Girls Soccer.Fraser Valley Delta finished the games with the most medals (207), edging out Vancouver Island Central Coast, which finished with 183.Team Kootenay athletes finished in sixth spot with one goal, nine silver and 13 bronze for 23 medals.The next BC Summer Games is set for 2016 in Penticton. Heiko Ihns, Fynn Keywood and Moss Caney each scored to pace Team Kootenay to a 3-1 victory over Vancouver Island in Boy’s Soccer at the BC Summer Games Sunday in Nanaimo.The win powered Team Kootenay to a fifth-place finish in the eight-team tournament.”All together it was a fantastic showing from our guys,” said Jamie Spendlove of Soccer Quest, who along with Yuro Ihns of Kootenay South Youth Soccer formed the coaching tandem for the Games.”We impressed a lot of people down there who thought we would be pushovers and I believe it is the highest a Kootenay team has ever finished in the games.”After seeing a goal being called back by the official after Oliver Arcuri rocketed a shot that appear to go into the net, Ihns scored a stunner from outside the box off the post and in to give Team Kootenay a 1-0 lead in the consolation contest Sunday.In the second half Team Kootenay put the game away with two quick goals from Keywood and Caney, both supplied by midfielder Callum Cutler, to secure the 3-1 victory.The rest of the game saw the boys do some great defending especially from the smallest boy on the field Andreas Rentke-Watkins winning challenge after challenge to finish off the island and secure 5th spot for the boys.Team Kootenay opened the tournament Friday with a pair of draws against Thompson/Okanagan (1-1) and Vancouver Island (5-5).Team Kootenay got a late goal by Hardy Hutt to draw against Thompson/Okanagan while it was a crazy game as the Island and Kootenay scored a total of 10 goals in the 5-5 tie. Linden Jones and two each by Keywood and Caney provided the goal scoring for Team Kootenay in a game Kootenay led by as many as three goals.last_img read more