National Trust Lends Support to Vermont Tech RANDOLPH CENTER, VtVermont Technical College this week was awarded a $2,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to hire a historic preservation architect to review plans for the renovation of the historic Allen House, which stands at the colleges main entrance in Randolph Center, VT.Vermont Tech was among several grant recipients selected this summer following a competitive application process from applicants across New England and Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.With these start-up dollars, said National Trust Northeast Regional Office Director Wendy Nicholas, Randolph Center, Vermont joins hundreds of other communities across the country that are actively ensuring that Americas architectural and cultural heritage is preserved.When completed, the Allen House will serve as the home of Vermont Techs Center for Sustainable Practices.Through its Preservation Fund, the National Trust offers small matching grants to nonprofit groups and public agencies to support a wide range of local historic preservation projects across the nation.The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a nonprofit organization with more than 270,000 members. As the leader of the national preservation movement, it is committed to saving Americas diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide. The northeast Office coordinates the programs of the National Trust within the ten northeastern states and provides a wide range of services adapted to the needs of the region.
Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger (C) stands on the touchline in a past game.London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger will hope an unexpected slip from Liverpool or Manchester City helps silence a growing army of critics as Arsenal try to salvage their traumatic Premier League campaign by snatching a Champions League berth in Sunday’s season finale.Rocked by Arsenal’s failure to live up to his expectations, and with a succession of former players questioning his methods, Wenger has been under fire like never before in his 21-year reign — and the lowest moment of all is likely to come at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.As if finishing below arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in 22 years wasn’t bad enough, Wenger’s bid to lead Arsenal into the Champions League for a 20th successive season is in grave danger heading into their last league game against Everton.To make matters worse, his former captain Tony Adams said Wenger “couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag” in an extract from his autobiography “Sober”, serialised in the Sun newspaper.Wenger, however, brushed off the criticism from former defender Adams, whose coaching tenure at Granada has ended in relegation from La Liga in Spain.With the title race settled in Chelsea’s favour, Tottenham guaranteed to finish second and the three relegation places filled by Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull, attention will focus Sunday on the battle for the lucrative remaining two places in Europe’s elite club competition.Despite winning six of their last seven games, Arsenal are in fifth place, one point behind fourth placed Liverpool and three adrift of third placed City.If Liverpool beat relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield and City avoid defeat at struggling Watford, then, even if Arsenal win, Wenger’s side will be consigned to the indignity of Thursday nights in the unglamourous Europa League next term.Having refused to confirm if he will accept Arsenal’s offer of a new contract, the 67-year-old Wenger said this week said his future will be settled when he meets the club’s powerbrokers after the Gunners’ FA Cup final date with Chelsea on May 27.Those are still likely to be led by US-based owner Stan Kroenke despite a reported fresh takeover bid by minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov.Meanwhile, a fourth successive City victory will see them hold on to third place and go straight into next season’s Champions League, while a draw would also be enough to ensure a top four finish. – ‘Icing on the cake’ –However, City could still miss out altogether if they lose, Liverpool defeat Middlesbrough and Arsenal improve their goal difference by at least five in the process of beating Everton.Calling for one last push after an underwhelming first season in charge, City boss Pep Guardiola said: “We still have 95, 96 minutes to fight to do one thing that’s so important for the club and the future.Liverpool will compete in the Champions League for the first time since 2014-15, and only the second time in eight years, as long as they match Arsenal’s result.“The Champions League, for different reasons, is a wonderful competition. It would be the icing on the cake,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.Already certain to finish sixth, Manchester United will send out a team largely comprised of youth team players as boss Jose Mourinho keeps his senior stars fresh for next week’s Europa League final against Ajax.If United win the Europa League they will claim a place in the Champions League, giving Mourinho the last laugh while his old rival Wenger faces a troubled future.Fixtures (all 1400 GMT)Arsenal v Everton, Burnley v West Ham, Chelsea v Sunderland, Hull v Tottenham, Leicester v Bournemouth, Liverpool v Middlesbrough, Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Southampton v Stoke, Swansea v West Brom, Watford v Manchester City Share on: WhatsApp
Facebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted 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 – [email protected]$12 online, $15 at the door, Ages 6 and under FREE
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted 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 [email protected]