Roll Call Memorial, Remembering Fallen U.S. Service Members Resumes May 24th

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0 The 2012 Readers Project:  Honoring the FallenThe Evergreen State College invites the public to its Memorial Day commemoration in honor of the U.S. military men and women of all races, faiths and nationalities who have died while serving in the Global War on Terror.   The Readers Project: Honoring the Fallen will take place on the College’s Red Square, Thursday, May 24th at Noon.  It will include recognition of each service member who perished in the past 12 months.  An exhibit of the names of all the U.S. military fatalities since the start of the war will be on display in the Library lobby from May 22 through June 15.  The college will be closed May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.The 2012 Readers Project: Honoring the Fallen resumes the roll call memorial of the military dead that took place at the College one year ago.  At that time, members of the community recited the names of all 6,058 U.S. service members who had at that point been identified by the Department of Defense as fatalities in the various campaigns of the Global War on Terror.   Reflecting on the 2011 memorial, Evergreen faculty member Sylvie McGee remarked, “I want to remember that the moment before, these young people were full of life – loving their families, grooving to their tunes, sending emails to their girlfriends/boyfriends, and I hope believing that they would be home soon.  We have to grieve, but also to celebrate the lives our fallen warriors had and lived with vigor. “******On May 24, community members will recite the names of the approximately 400 servicemen and women who have been killed since May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. Readers will include Evergreen students, staff, and faculty, veterans, and representatives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Naval Base Kitsap.********The memorial is an opportunity for the community to recognize the fallen service members and contemplate the profound sacrifices that military families and communities throughout the nation are continuing to make.The observance is being organized by The Veterans of Evergreen Transition and Success Team (VETS), an advisory group comprised of Evergreen staff, faculty and students.Musical accompaniment will include Jeff Parkhurst, snare drummer for the Artesian Rumble Arkestra and the Squaxin Island Drummers and Singers as an opening introduction.   Closing music will be performed by the Artesian Rumble Arkestra, Olympia’s own community street band, and Rona Yellowrobe Walsh, who will perform a combination of a Native American honor song and Taps on wooden flute to mark the conclusion of the reading.For more information related to veterans at The Evergreen State College, please visit: Veteran Information at Evergreenlast_img read more

Joint Animal Services: Animals Ready For Adoption

first_imgHello! I am a female, 2-3 years old, black and gold tortoiseshell cat and my # is 83254. I am a very sweet and loving cat. I am happiest when I am being petted and cuddled by my people. I even enjoy belly rubs and brushings. I would love a forever family to share my affection with. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me. Thanks. Facebook0Tweet0Pin1 Hello! I am a female, brown & black tabby cat and my # is 83282. I am a very sweet and outgoing cat. I enjoy being around people. I enjoy playing time and cuddle time. I am told I am very pretty and photogenic. I would love to find a forever home to call my own.  Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me.  Thanks.last_img

Mark LaLiberte To Address Local Builders At February OMB Meeting

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympia Master BuildersMark LaLiberte will be the guest speaker at the Olympia Master Builders (OMB) General Membership Meeting, being held on Tuesday, Februray 5 at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. LaLiberte is the premier speaker in the U.S. about the benefits of constructing durable, energy efficient, healthier, more sustainable homes. Through his lectures, site assistance, video series and mobile App, he provides builders, architects and manufacturers with an in-depth look at the current and future state of housing.  Mark was the recipient of the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-standing commitment to helping the home construction industry embrace building science. “We appreciate Lexar Homes, Ore-Pac Building Products, and DuPont Tyvek bringing Mark LaLiberte to this area in coordination with OMB’s dinner meeting.  I think our members, and anyone involved in the home building industry will get a lot of value out of hearing what Mark has to say”, commented OMB President John McKinlay.Be sure to RSVP for this great night of networking and information.  The evening’s program will begin with social time at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:00 p.m. at Indian Summer Golf and County Club (5900 Troon Lane SE in Olympia).  The cost is $25 per person with RSVP or $30 at the door.  To register go to www.omb.org, or email stacey@omb.org, or call 360-754-0912 by Monday, February 4 to avoid paying the walk-in price.Olympia Master Builders is a professional trade association representing nearly 600 member companies in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Mason Counties.  The primary goal of OMB is to provide affordable housing for all segments of society.  This is achieved by improving the construction industry and the business climate in which it operates. OMB members are committed to building strong communities, one home at a time.”last_img read more

Spend Father’s Day Weekend at the Olympic Air Show

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThurston County skies will be buzzing with warbirds and aerobatic performers during the Olympic Air Show on Father’s Day Weekend, June 17th and 18th at Olympia Regional Airport.Families are welcome during the 2-day Olympic Air Show.Hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum, this 19th annual event is one of only three warbird and aerobatic aircraft gatherings in Washington State. Seven decades of aircraft technological advances will be on display, from vintage bi-planes to high-performance jets.The featured guests this year include a Dornier Alphajet and a TA-4F. The museum’s own collection of rare aircraft will be exhibited, including the award-winning Goodyear Corsair, a P-51 Mustang American Beauty, an L-39 Albatross, and a helicopter exhibition featuring an AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Huey. Other event highlights include a WWII encampment featuring authentic military vehicles and uniformed personnel, and numerous other historical displays.  Families will enjoy an area for youth activities.  Food, merchandise vendors and a beer garden will also be available.The Olympic Air Show will welcome back the Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car, and will again challenge it to a friendly race each day of the show.  In addition, the Olympic Air Show is very pleased and honored to host the U.S. Special Operations Command Para-commandos jump team.Port of Olympia is proud to be a sponsor of the Olympic Air Show, which offers historic, educational and fun activities for all ages. For complete details see the Olympic Air Show website.19th Annual Olympic Air ShowJune 17-18 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Olympia Regional Airport, 7643 Old Highway 99 SE, Tumwater, WAHosted by Olympic Flight Museum360.705.3925 – info@olympicflightmuseum.com$12 online, $15 at the door, Ages 6 and under FREElast_img read more

July is Smart Irrigation Month in Olympia

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaJuly is Smart Irrigation Month in Olympia! Lawns and landscapes are typically overwatered by up to 30 percent, contributing to shallow roots, weed growth and disease. The City of Olympia’s Water Conservation Program is encouraging water customers to cut their irrigation water waste. By watering wisely, maintaining and upgrading automated irrigation systems, consumers can save money and help protect our drinking water resources for future generations.The City’s Water Conservation Program offers residential water customers a $200 rebate on the installation of a “smart” controller for in-ground irrigation systems. Smart controllers automatically adjust watering times based on weather conditions to provide optimal moisture for healthy plants and landscapes, while conserving water. Customers who water with a hose-end sprinkler can benefit from a FREE hose watering timer.City of Olympia commercial water customers may be eligible for a rebate of up to $3500 on efficient irrigation system upgrades, including spray nozzle retrofits, smart controller upgrades and drip irrigation conversions.The City’s efficient irrigation consultant says, “Olympia has made it easy for commercial customers and irrigation contractors to get rebates for installing efficient sprinkler nozzles, controllers with conservation features, and other water saving equipment. The rebate process is simple for most items, and the rebate amounts are generous enough that customers can start saving money right away.”Visit www.olympiawa.gov/waterwise for Smart Irrigation Month incentives, rebate applications, resources and tips on how you can join your fellow neighbors and get smart about irrigation!Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.For more information, contact the City of Olympia Water Conservation Program at 360.753.8271 or waterwise@ci.olympia.wa.us.last_img read more

Little Creek Casino Resort’s Golf and Spa Facilities Voted Best of…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Little Creek Casino ResortSalish Cliffs Golf Club and Seven Inlets Spa – both of Little Creek Casino Resort – have earned Readers’ Poll accolades in ShowCase Magazine’s “Best of 2018” edition.Salish Cliffs – recognized for the third consecutive year – took top prize as Readers’ Poll Winner in the Golf Course category, besting Chambers Bay, High Cedars and Indian Summer, while the resort’s latest offering, Seven Inlets Spa, was recognized as Readers’ Poll Winner in the Spa Services category.“It is always an honor to be named as the top Golf Course and Spa in the region, especially when the recognition is voted by our loyal fans and ShowCase Magazine readers,” says PGA Professional David Kass. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service and are delighted that these efforts have been recognized.”ShowCase Magazine publishes the annual “Best of” edition based upon reader submissions and voting in categories including best shopping, cuisine, health care services and more. The print and online magazine highlights the lifestyle and culture of Tacoma and the Puget Sound region.Salish Cliffs has been recognized in the Best Golf Course category for three consecutive years; however, 2018 marks its first Readers’ Poll win. The 18-hole, par-72 layout offers world-class golf, a full-service restaurant and beautiful 360-degree views of the Kamilche Valley. Tee times can be booked directly at salish-cliffs.com or as part of a stay-and-play package through Little Creek Casino Resort.Seven Inlets Spa made the “Best of” list for the first time and immediately took the top spot with its collection of massage therapies, organic facials and body treatments that incorporate regional Native American influences. Now featuring Eminence skin care products, Seven Inlets Spa invites guests to enjoy timely specials in addition to the resort’s stay-and-play packages. More information and booking can be found online or by calling 1-800-667-7711.For more information on ShowCase Magazine’s “Best of 2018”: http://showcasemedialive.com/issues/Best2018_Digital.htmlAbout Little Creek Casino ResortOwned and operated by Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort is 15 minutes from Olympia and one hour from Seattle / Tacoma. Home to the nationally acclaimed Salish Cliffs Golf Club, beautiful Seven Inlets Spa and Skookum Creek Event Center, Little Creek offers the latest in electronic and table gaming with one of the largest and newest smoke-free casinos in the region. The 190-room resort boasts a freshly renovated hotel tower with well-appointed amenities, live entertainment, concerts, and variety of dining options.last_img read more

Fourth of July Celebrations

first_imgThe Monmouth County Historical Association is hosting the first of what will be an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Allen House on Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, on Saturday.“(The reading is) very family-oriented,” said Mary Ann LaSardo, a member of the Historical Association’s Board of Trustees and whose own grandchildren will be at the event.“I think that’s going to be one of the most important parts of this is to get children interested in the history of the United States and the history of Monmouth County,” she said.The ceremony will kick off at 10 a.m. with church bells ringing to honor the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Audience members can then line up to read a paragraph from the Declaration. Lemonade and cookies, and tours of Shrewsbury’s historic Allen House will follow the reading.Some events of interest: Capt. Ron’s Fishermen boat leaves Municipal Harbor at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday to take passengers to view the Macy’s fireworks show. The boat returns by midnight. More information at captainronsfishermen.com.Sea Streak will voyage up the East River to Manhattan and view the Macy’s fireworks show Saturday. More information at seastreak.com.Holmdel:Annual Independence Day Celebration at Holmdel Park in Holmdel to be held Saturday, July 4 from noon to 3 p.m. Games and contests. See MonmouthCountyParks.com for information.Hazlet:Fireworks on Sunday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m., setting off from Veterans’ Park. More information at HazletTwp.org.West Long Branch:Fireworks and Summer Concert will be held Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at Franklin Lake Park. More information at westlongbranch.org.Asbury Park:Fireworks will be set off from the beachfront on Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. More information at cityofasburypark.com.–  By Dan Russo. Jaclyn Shugard contributed to this article Keansburg:Keansburg Amusement Park’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show to be held at dusk on Friday and Saturday. More information at keansburgamusementpark.com.Red Bank:On Sunday, July 5, the 27th annual concert of patriotic and gospel music at First Presbyterian, 255 Harding Road, part of the Tower Hill Concert Series. Concert and Armed Forces Salute start 7:30 pm. Strawberry festival and live music begins at 5 p.m. on the patio. Free, but donations accepted. $5 charge for strawberry desserts. More information at TowerHillChurch.org.Atlantic Highlands:The Mariner, one of the only wooden excursion boats left in the Navesink-Shrewsbury area, will take passengers to view the Keansburg fireworks show Saturday. Tour of local lighthouses and viewing the sunset in Sandy Hook Bay. The Mariner launches from the Atlantic Highlands Marina Saturday at 7:30 p.m. More information at classicboatrides.com.last_img read more

Nelson survives series against pesky Rebels, off to provincials in Smithers

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNelson is going to the B.C. Hockey Tier III Bantam Rep Championship tournament next month in Smithers.Which is really no surprise considering how the Leafs owned the Castlegar Rebels during the regular season.However, this playoff series was far from a walk in the park for the Leafs as the Rebels played Nelson tough in all three games losing the first-team-to-four-points series 5-1.“It feels great to be going (to Smithers),” said Nelson defenceman Tyler Podgorenko from outside the winner’s dressing room. “We’ve come a long way since the start of the season and worked through that entire game so this feels really good.”The Leafs clinched the West Kootenay title by rallying from a 3-0 deficit to steal a 5-4 victory Sunday before a boisterous crowd at the NDCC Arena.Sawyer Hunt scored the winning goal at 37 seconds of the third period, and Brayden Pompu made some key saves in the final minutes to power the home side to the series clinching victory.“I let in a few bad goals I shouldn’t have let in but then after that I got some help from our goalie coach (Ian Perreault) . . . he’s an amazing goalie coach who’s helped me all year and he helped me get a lot of confidence at the end,” a beaming Pompu, who had a key kick save in the final minutes of the third period to preserve the win, told The Nelson Daily.Chase Butula got the scoring started for Castlegar before Edward Lindsey and Craig Pilla gave the visitors the three-goal advantage at the first intermission.But Nelson rebounded in the second, scoring two goals in two minutes. Sam Weber got the Leafs going before Brandon Sookro cut the margin to 3-2. Nolan Percival tied the game at the midway point of the period.“I don’t know what happened,” said Nelson captain Colton Dachwitz. “(Castlegar) just came out on fire and we just didn’t come out as hard as they did.”“(But) we never gave up,” Dachwitz, making his fourth trip to a provincial tournament. “We got re-focused in the dressing room and that helped us get back in the game in the second.”Castlegar regained the lead when Nick Evdokimoff beat Pompu but Dachwitz tied the game before the period ended.In the third Hunt pounced on a loose puck to score the game-winning goal.“We just wanted to get it deep and buy time,” Dachwitz said when asked about the strategy in the third period. “We knew their goalie was letting out a lot of rebounds so we just wanted to capitalize on them.”Nelson had a chance to increase the lead but Percival missed a penalty shot and Hunt saw the puck roll of his stick while staring at a wide-open net.Nelson opened the series with a 9-3 victory Friday in game one. Trailing 3-2 after one period, the Leafs out scored the Rebels 7-1.Sam Weber led the Leafs with two goals while Brandon Sookro had a goal and two assists.Saturday, Castlegar forced a third game after rallying from a 6-3 deficit to grab a 7-7 tie.Michael Viala scored three times and Grayson Reitmeyer added a pair to lead the Nelson offence. Dylan Whiffen and Hunt added singles.The comeback point proved to Castlegar coach Grant Pilla the drive his team displayed in the playoffs.“Coming in we were the underdogs as Nelson has a pretty strong team but my guys peaked at the right time,” Pilla explained. “They decided they didn’t want to finish the season without leaving it all on the ice . . .. “And I’m proud of them . . . I’ve very proud of them for the way the played.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson played without key forward Michael Viala, who was suspended for Sunday’s game after receiving a misconduct in the final 10 minutes of the third period of Saturday’s 7-7 tie. . . . Nelson defenceman Carson Arcuri injured his leg in the series. . . .During Friday’s game there was more action off the ice than on the ice as parents from both teams exchanged words. Some parents needed to be removed from the arena.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Leafs have all the shots but Posse get the goals in 4-2 victory over Nelson

first_imgIt’s four losses and counting for the Nelson Leafs.Princeton Posse scored twice in the opening four minutes to double the Nelson Leafs 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday in Samilkameen Country.The loss is the first of a three-game road swing through the Okanagan Conference.Nelson, failing to take advantage of a loss by Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks to Creston Friday, has not won since October 22 when the Leafs defeated the Columbia Valley Rockies.Jaden Janzen and Alex Demchuk gave the home side the early lead after beating Andrew Walton in the Leaf nets.Carsen Willans, with his fourth of the season, cut the margin to 2-1 before the period ended as the Leafs pounded Princeton goalie Phoenix Logan-Hill with 14 shots.Nelson, tossing everything but the kitchen sink at the Posse, continued its assault on the Princeton goal with 12 more shots in the second, but was denied by Logan-Hill.In the third the teams combined for three goals in a span of 49 seconds, but it was the Posse scoring two of the markers to pull out the victory.Eric Kubis and Kurtis Bond completed the scoring for Princeton while affiliate player Colton Dawson, with his first ever Junior Hockey goal, replied for the Leafs.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Posse 39-22.The Leafs continued the road trip Saturday in Kelowna against the Chiefs.BLUELINES: The Leafs record falls to 12-7-0-1. . . .The Posse officially ended the scoring streak of Nelson sniper Patrick Martens at 14 games. During the streak Martens, falling to fifth in KIJHL scoring race, scored 18 times while adding 14 helper for 32 points. . . .Nelson’s high-powered offence has hit a low during the losing streak. In five previous games before the streak, all wins, the Leafs averaged five goals per game. During the recent four losses that goal output has dropped to three per game, with three of the games Nelson only managing two goals. . . .The Leafs had defenceman Walker Sidoni and forward Matti Jmaeff back in the lineup. Jmaeff has struggled of late and not scored in four games.sports@thenelsondaily.newslast_img read more

Saints rally past Clan to open up lead in BCIHL standings

first_img“SFU gave us all we could handle tonight, but the guys dug deep in the third period and got rewarded,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”Jordan has been the top player in our league this season bar-none, and he showed why again tonight with a couple big goals when we needed them.”We also did a great job defensively limiting SFU’s scoring chances and our six defencemen as a unit played probably their best game of the season.”Down 2-1 halfway through the final period, Beau Taylor drew Selkirk level with a slick deflection off a Dylan Smith point shot.And Saints captain Jordan Wood took over from there, scoring two goals just 22 seconds apart to put his team up a pair with six minutes left before completing the hat trick with an empty net goal in the game’s closing moments. Selkirk had opened the scoring 3:14 into the first period when Mason Spear banked a puck into the net off Clan netminder Graeme Gordon.But SFU leveled the game at 1-1 on a power-play marker from Kody Dhaliwal midway through the frame and went ahead 51 seconds into the middle period on another man-advantage goal, this time from Nick Sandor. Alex Sirard got the start in net for the Saints after returning from a minor injury and picked up his 10th win of the season with a 25-save effort. Gordon took the loss in net for the Clan despite making a number of key saves in the first and second periods. He allowed four goals on 31 shots and was relieved by Evan Kurylo after an altercation following Selkirk’s fourth goal. Dylan Smith joined Wood in picking up three points on the night, as he assisted on a trio of third period goals. The Selkirk Saints created a little more distance in B.C. Intercolligiate League standings by stopping Simon Fraser 5-2 in action Saturday in Castlegar.The 16-1 Saints now lead the Clan by five points with a game in hand but only after scoring the win with a third-period surge.The Saints’ magic number for clinching first place for the regular season now stands at eight points with seven games remaining.last_img read more