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  • Info About The Upcoming Thurston County Fair

    first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0“Pawsitively Fun at the Thurston County Fair”August 1 – 5, 2012The Thurston County Fair is looking for fair volunteers. If you are interested in Home Arts, Hobbies and Crafts, or like to help out and have fun at the same time, this opportunity is for you!The Thurston County Fair is still accepting applications for Fair Time Vendors! We are always looking for new and exciting products to display at the fair, and love to have local business come and show what they can offer to the community!Open Class Home Arts entries are due  3:00 – 7:00 pm on July 23, 2012 in Heritage Hall.Open Class Beverages entries are due 3:00 – 7:00 pm on July 24, 2012 in Heritage Hall.Open Class Baked Goods, Honey and Food Preservation entries are due 3:00 – 7:00 pm on July 30, 2012 in Heritage Hall.Open Class Hobbies & Crafts, Open Class Photography, and Open Class Art entry times are from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 28.Open Class Art can also be entered from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 29.Floral and Vegetable entries should be entered between 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, July 30 at the Thurston Expo Center located on the Thurston County Fairgrounds.  Enter for a chance to win a ribbon!Anyone who has taken photographs, professional or amateur, is encouraged to enter an exhibit in the Open Class Photography.  All entrants will be judged and have an opportunity to receive the People’s Choice Award.Anyone who has a special recipe for baked goods, or has preserved food or honey they would like to enter into the fair to be judged is encouraged to bring them in Monday, July 30th. Enter yeast or quick breads, cakes, cookies, candies, or pies. There is a special category for goods made with honey; Special prizes will be awarded by the Olympia Bee Keepers Association for these entries.  Preserved foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods can be entered from 3:00 – 7:00 pm Monday, July 30th.Enter Thurston County Fair’s Quilt Block Contest on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Thurston County Fairground’s Heritage Hall between 3:00pm -7:00pm. Quilt Block Kits are available for $8.95 at Gee Gee’s Quilting Inc., 601 Yelm Ave West, Yelm, WA 98597. You can use this fabric to make any block pattern from the fabrics, but you cannot add any other fabric from outside the packet. Participants should bring their finished quilt block no wider than 12 ½” square, which will be judged on accuracy of construction and creative use of the supplied fabric. All squares will be displayed in Heritage Hall during the Thurston County Fair, and twelve squares will be kept by the Thurston County Fair to be made into a quilt and raffled off at next year’s fair.Enter your home-made beverages at the Thurston County Fair this summer. Categories include Ale, Lager, or Hybrid Beers; Wine; Mead; or Cider. Entries will be accepted Tuesday, July 24 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the fairgrounds.For more information, including specific rules and entry forms, please contact the Fair Office at 360.786.5453 or visit read more

  • Team Oly Rides in Obliteride, Creates Art to Fight Cancer

    first_imgSubmitted by Lara Lathrop Anderson for Team Oly RidesLara Lathrop Anderson (left) and her mom Kathy Lathrop opened Red Door Olympia together.Fighting Cancer took on a whole new meaning for me when I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer last summer. The disease was picked up in a routine mammogram that my new doctor ordered for me. My diagnosis came as a total shock. I am a healthy and active woman with no history of breast cancer in my family. When I got the results, it was surreal. I felt like I was watching a movie of my life in slow motion.People who know me would say I am a person of action and accepting the diagnosis came quickly. I wanted to start fighting cancer as soon as possible At the age of 42, I had a lumpectomy and 6 weeks of radiation to combat the disease. As of today, I am cancer free but I am committed to help in the fight against cancer in any way I can. I tell every woman I know to go and get a mammogram. Because of my early diagnosis and because of invaluable research done by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, we were able to stop it in its tracks.Obliteride is a bike ride held in Seattle where teams fundraise for Fred Hutch Cancer Research. The rides range from 10 to 150 miles in length. Each rider is responsible for fundraising a minimum of $500 each.Team Oly is made up of  6 Olympians, who will be riding in Obliteride August 9 to help cure cancer faster. Our riders include myself, Dana Pethia, Kim Peterson, Megan Mikkelsen, Scott Anderson and Mark Matlock all of whom have been touched by cancer in their own lives.  Nobody is immune to cancer and we see our loved ones and ourselves being diagnosed regularly. Team Oly is going to do its best to raise money and awareness for this amazing cause and have fun in the process.Team Oly plans to receive donations from family friends, friends of friends, sponsoring businesses/organizations and fundraising events. Because cancer is a disease that has a far reach and touches most everyone’s lives in some way,  Team Oly believe reaching its goal won’t be difficult. They believe in their hometown and its ability to pull together and help out.To donate to our Team Oly please click here.Students at Marshall Middle School are busy creating art with discarded bike parts. See art creations at Red Door Interiors during Arts Walk.Arts Walk at Red Door Interiors – Art Inspired by the love of BicyclesTeam Oly will promote Obliteride by getting adults and kids to get creative with art projects inspired by the love of bicycles. Who doesn’t have childhood memories of being on a bike, wind in your face and feeling free? With those memories in mind, Team Oly is asking friends to get creative. We have been collecting bicycle parts from friends and businesses like Old Town Bicycle. These bits and pieces of bikes will be used to execute these creations of sculpture, furniture, paintings, lamps, whatever. Art will be displayed  around Olympia at various businesses to promote Obliteride and we encourage people to bid on the art pieces at an auction event this summer.We will be introducing a selection of art pieces at Red Door Interiors in downtown Olympia for Arts Walk, Friday April 24.Lara and Scott’s Son, Aidan Anderson attends the Marshall Middle School’s Alternative Program Class. In his class, the students were given a box of bike parts, some tools, wire and a large canvas and told to create an art piece that represented their love of bikes. The group had a lot of great ideas but they couldn’t get the subject matter away from the dreaded disease cancer. As a group they decided to create a piece inspired by a quote by Albert Einstein: “Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving.” They felt that this quote relates to the act of fighting cancer or anything difficult in life. This piece as well as many more creations will be on display at Red Door for Arts Walk. Facebook34Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

  • WDFW Approves 4-Day Razor Clam Dig Beginning March 21

    first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeRazor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Thursday, March 21 and extending through the weekend.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and low tides:Evening tide, no digging is allowed before noon:March 21, Thursday, 7:48 p.m.; -0.5 feet; MocrocksSwitch to a.m. tides, no digging is allowed after noon: March 22, Friday, 8:14 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, KalalochMarch 23, Saturday, 9:01 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, KalalochMarch 24, Sunday, 9:49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, KalalochDan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.“While diggers should be prepared for both rain and sunshine, spring is a great time to gather clams and share a fun experience on the beach with friends and family,” said Ayres.WDFW is the primary state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities. The agency uses pre-season stock assessments and monitoring to ensure conservation of clams for current and future generations. WDFW razor clam digs support outdoor lifestyles and coastal economies.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at and from license vendors around the state.Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.More information is available on WDFW’s razor clam webpage at with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ( For more information, see read more

  • Youth sensation Mason Greenwood signs new contract at Man Utd

    first_imgAdvertisement hi5eNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2pndtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2rqo5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fup8hWould you ever consider trying this?😱u1Can your students do this? 🌚7rhfRoller skating! Powered by Firework The youth sensation of Manchester United, Mason Greenwood has signed a long term contract with the club. Now Greenwood will stay at sold Trafford till the end of 2022-23 season. The 18 year old player has impressed all with his performance so far. He is very close to become a regular player in the starting lineup of Manchester United in the upcoming days.Advertisement Greenwood also expressed his happiness after signing the new deal with the club. He is very much proud to play in the senior side of the Red Devils. According to Greenwood, he represents the whole academy when he plays for the first team of Manchester United. He thinks that it is the time to repay the club.Advertisement The manager of the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also very much happy with the performance of the young centre forward at this age. According to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mason Greenwood has a natural ability to score goals. It is required to become a top centre forward and soon he will become a regular player in the starting lineup of Manchester United in the Premier League. Manchester United need the prospects like Mason Greenwood to shine in the big stage in this transition period of the club.When Sir Alex Ferguson got in the face of a 13-year old Michael Owen to get him to sign!Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

  • School team in Mumbai are all out for 7 and lose match by 754…

    first_imgAdvertisement bhncNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4xy0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eammvzjg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) e61Would you ever consider trying this?😱0te92Can your students do this? 🌚dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Swami Vivekanand International School emerged victorious in the Harris Shield match that was held in Mumbai at the New Era ground. The victory was made possible by the unbeatable school champion Meet Mayekar who made 761 runs! The inter-school cricket tournament saw the worst defeat in its history as the opposing team Children Welfare School lost by a whopping 754 runs!Advertisement While Children Welfare School (Andheri) may never overcome this agonising defeat, Swami Vivekanand International School (Borivali) produced future champions who may well be a part of the Indian team in future. One of them being Meet Mayekar, who hit a triple century and made 761 runs in 39 overs. Meet was helped by medium-pacer Alok Pal and Skipper Varod Vaze. Varod Vaze claimed two for three and Alok took six for three. Advertisement SVIS team coach Mahesh Lotilkar was proud of his team’s performance. The SVIS team’s performance is especially noteworthy because the team was lacking a captain and two top players from the match and yet they made The Children Welfare School’s team bite the dust at just 7 runs! They would not have been able to make 7 runs had the SVIS bowlers not bowled extras. The team’s captain Ayush Jethwa and two other players are currently participating in the Under-16 team camp.   Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Highlands Set To Demolish ‘Shorehenge’ In Days

    first_imgStory and photos by Joseph SapiaHIGHLANDS – After more than a year of controversy, the Super Storm Sandy memorial – dubbed “Shorehenge” – is expected to be demolished within days.“It looks like they’re going to get it done by the first of year,” said Borough Councilman Doug Card.“We’re moving forward with the demolition.”Nothing could be resolved regarding moving the 1,100-square-foot gazebo else-where from the shore of Sandy Hook Bay, behind the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center, Card said. Only the exact date of demolition needs to be determined, he said, speaking earlier in the week.The controversy began when Shorehenge was erected in the fall of 2015, because of its look and the way it blocks the view of the bay. Then, in December 2015, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said the borough never got approval through the state Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) to build the structure.The Tilt-Up Concrete Association, a trade group based in Iowa, constructed the memorial, using donated goods and labor, along with equipment valued at $250,000. At the time, Tilt-Up was holding its annual meeting in New Jersey and was looking to make a gesture of good will in the area. Highlands was picked because it was heavily hit during the 2012 storm.The controversy continued over whether the borough actually OK’d the structure in advance or simply explored the idea of building it. The borough did not stop its construction once underway.With the controversy, the structure was dubbed “Shorehenge” by critics, after the prehistoric Stonehenge stone structure in England.The DEP has held off on action against the borough.“The Borough of Highlands has kept the Department of Environmental Protection advised of their intent to remove the structure, which should be completed shortly,” said Caryn Shinske, a DEP spokesperson. “DEP supports their efforts to remove the structure and will continue to work with the community to ensure the site is restored through the structure’s removal.”A Tilt-Up representative could not be reached for comment.last_img read more

  • Wilson, May outlast huge field to take home Kootenay Kramp titles

    first_imgEli Bukowski of J.V. Humphries snapped the Bomber streak of top finishers.In junior boys, swimmer turned runner Samuel Matthew edged teammate Owen Box by a second to place first.Third was Keiran Marchand with Ezra Foy fourth as Trafalgar runners took the top four spots.Rossland’s Michaela McLean stopped the LVR, Trafalgar, J.V. Humphries domination by capturing the junior girl’s division.Isabella Kroker of Trafalgar finished second with Sage Wilton of J.V. Humphries third.In the open boys race, BlackJack Cross Country skiers David Palmer, Julien Locke and Peter Locke finished one-two-three.The trio raced in preparation for the upcoming winter season on snow.More than 60 runners tackled the grueling Kootenay Kramp course that took participants through and over trails above Nelson.To see complete results go to: Taylor Wilson of J.V. Humphries and Bomber Micah May took home the top prize as the Kootenay Kramp High School Cross Country race Wednesday at L.V. Rogers.Wilson nipped LVR’s Maddy Murphy in a sprint finish to claim the senior girl’s title in a time of 26 minutes, 38 seconds. Murphy finished right behind the Kaslo runner in a time of 26:43.Third was Lucy Carver of Wildflower at 28:59.Mia Ida of Trafalgar was fourth followed by Hailee Gerun of LVR in fifth.May covered the grueling 6.4 kilometer Kramp course in a time of 30:22 to win the senior boy’s race over Livi Smith of LVR.Owen Thurston of LVR was third at 33:18 as the host Bombers took the top six spots.last_img read more

  • Garcia sparks Leafs to sixth straight victory

    first_imgBlair Andrews, on the power play, Austin Anselmo and Andy Fitzpatrick also scored for Nelson.Colin Robin, Austin Fournier and Trent Redschlag replied for the Knights, winless in 10 games.Patrick Ostermann picked up the win in goal as the Leafs out shot North Okanagan 39-27.Nelson game star Austin Lindsay had two assists in the game while the Knights’ star was netminder Daniel Paul.Nelson, 11-5, climbed two points closer to both Beaver Valley and Castlegar in Murdoch Division standings.The Hawks lost 4-2 in Kelowna while Castlegar was upset 4-3 in the Sunflower City by Columbia Valley.Nelson continues its road trip through the Okanagan Saturday against Kelowna Chiefs in Rutland. Have a penalty shot want converted?Simply call Tyler Garcia of the Nelson Leafs. He’s a sniper who can deliver.For the second time in four games, Mr. Penalty shot converted in overtime to lift the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the North Okanagan Knights Friday night in Armstrong.The native of Anchorage, Alaska, scored the winning goal that allowed the Green and White to extend its streak to six games.last_img read more


    first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2015)–Although it’s 31 days out on the horizon, the table settings are taking shape as superstar mare Beholder and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah continue to prepare at Santa Anita for what looms an epic showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31 at Keeneland.With her dominating 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade I Zenyatta Stakes in the books, Beholder, as is customary at Richard Mandella’s barn, walked for the fourth consecutive day early Wednesday and is expected to return to the main track tomorrow.Emerging from her stall at 6:30 a.m., the 5-year-old Henny Hughes mare tack-walked with a rider up under the Mandella shedrow for 10 minutes prior to returning to her stall. Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder, ridden by Gary Stevens, took the Zenyatta for the third consecutive year and notched her 15th win from 20 career starts. With the winner’s share of $180,000, she increased her earnings to $4,436,600.Beholder Link: Pharoah went to the main track shortly after the 6:30 a.m. renovation and jogged off the “wrong way” one mile under regular exercise rider Georgie Alvarez. With a crisp five furlong drill in one minute flat on Sunday, Bob Baffert has America’s first Triple Crown winner penciled in for another drill this Saturday at The Great Race Place.Owned and bred by Ahmed Zayat, the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile is scheduled to make the final start of his career in the Classic as he tries to make amends for a gallant second place finish in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 29.American Pharoah link: read more

  • HBU, Abilene Christian Earn Final Women’s Outdoor Weekly Honors

    first_imgHonorable Mention: Irene Akwitti, Abilene Christian; Deja Moore, Northwestern State. Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Kierstin Santana, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Baytown, TexasAt the LSU Invitational, Santana broke the HBU record in the 800m by more than second and ran the second-fastest time in the Southland this season. She finished fourth among collegians behind a trio from Texas A&M while running the fastest 800 in the league on the weekend. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist senior Kierstin Santana and Abilene Christian junior Kayla Melgar are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by is Santana’s second weekly outdoor track award of the season, having earned the honor on April 10. Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kayla Melgar, Abilene Christian – Jr. – Tempe, Ariz.Melgar posted a new personal best in the hammer throw with a mark of 183-11.25 at the ACU Oliver Jackson Twilight. That mark moves her into fourth in the Southland. The junior also finished first in shot put (48-05.25) and second in discus (176-03.00). The junior ranks top four in all three of these events in the conference. Honorable Mention: Cori Runnels, Northwestern State. All Southland teams now turn their sights to the 2018 Southland Outdoor Championships, beginning Friday in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by UIW. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more