August 2020

Chamber Launches Math Scavenger Hunt for Students

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0To celebrate math month in April, Chamber members are offering fun and prizes at various locations as students apply math to real work applications.The Thurston County Chamber’s Education Committee is pleased to announce “Math for Life.” This is an education program designed to actively engage students in real-world math applications during April’s “Math Awareness Month.”The Chamber is hosting a Scavenger Hunt where student’s will be asked grade-level math questions and learn how math is used at various member businesses.Students get their map stamped at each location qualifying for a chance to win great prizes (which are still needed!).Contact Tami Palmer for more information, for your organization to participate or to donate a prize – tami@wois.orglast_img read more

Disposal of Storm Related Debris

first_imgSites:Griffin Athletic Fields (parking lots),  6924 41st Avenue NWBurfoot Park, (front entrance parking lot),  6927 Boston Harbor Road NEKenneydell Park,  (ball field parking lot),  6745 Fairview RoadWaste and Recovery Center (WARC), 2418 Hogum Bay Road NE (residential customers – no fee, Landscape businesses or Commercial haulers will be charged their regular fee).  (Please also note- City of Lacey residents are directed to take their debris to the WARC at no charge)Rainier, (vacant lot behind Rainier Market) corner of Minnesota and Rochester Streets.Sargent Road Gravel Pit, 16500 Sargent Rd. SWCounty residents are urged to drop off materials at the WARC if possible.  Please note- the drop off sites are for residential storm-related debris only!Hours & Times for Drop Off:All sites for disposal will be open for drop-off of material  beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2012 through Wednesday, February 29, 2012WARC – regular business hours – Monday to Friday 7 a.m to 5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.All other sites – 7 days a week – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Olympia- Thurston County residents, who have woody debris from the recent storms on their property, can drop it off at several locations.  Beginning Wednesday, debris such as tree limbs can be dropped off free of charge at the following locations- Types of Material:Woody “Storm Debris Only” which includes tree branches and trees.Absolutely no garbage will be accepted!!Other Methods for Debris Management:We encourage neighborhood associations to identify open areas within their developments for disposal of storm debris in lieu of placing material in the right-of-way or at the curb.Rural Right-of-Way collection.  County staff will be collecting storm debris from the road right-of-way in the unincorporated areas through Wednesday, February 29, 2012  City residents should contact their jurisdiction.Customers will need to have their woody “Storm Debris Only” material to the curb prior to that date for collection.   Absolutely no garbage will be accepted.Right-of-way means: 1) off the edge of pavement (not on the road way), 2) back of ditch (do not pile or block ditch), 3) not on sidewalks.We encourage neighbors to help neighbors with the storm debris.center_img Facebook16Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Olympia Beekeeper To Teach “How To” At Lacey Timberland Library

first_imgSubmitted by Timberland Regional LibraryYour yard could be humming with the sound of contented honeybees. Local beekeeper and swarm chaser Kellie Shincke will be at the Lacey Timberland Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4 to walk people through the basics of backyard beekeeping and answer questions.Topics will include natural beekeeping, hive designs, bee friendly plants, bee feeding, and maintenance. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to set up a bee colony and become a friend to bees and other pollinators.Ms. Shincke fell in love with bees when she set up two top-bar hives in her Olympia backyard a few years ago. She also learned the art of swarm capture and bee removal and now keeps over 15 hives of various designs. Shincke owns Working Girls Urban Bee Company and is an active member of the Olympia Beekeepers Association, a non-profit organization that provides education, training and support for beekeepers in Thurston County. Website: Lacey Timberland Library is located at 500 College Street SE. For more information, contact the library at (360) 491-3860 or visit Facebook36Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Chris Pugh Voted Western Indoor Soccer League Player of the Week

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansOly Town Artesians forward Chris Pugh has been honored by Western Indoor Soccer League club coaches and operators as the Offensive Player Of The Week for his hat trick on Saturday night against the Oly-Pen Force.Pugh, a North Thurston High School and Evergreen State alum, scored three times in the third and fourth quarters, sparking a run that cut a 7-1 Oly-Pen Force lead to just two goals, 8-6, early in the fourth. It was a hard-fought game by Pugh and both sides that saw the momentum shift massively twice over the course of just five minutes, and the Force eventually pulled away to register a 12-7 victory.The 38 year-old has been with the Artesians since the 2015-2016 season, but only played in six games over the past two seasons due to injuries and other commitments. This season, he has played in seven of nine games and has scored seven goals. But most importantly, he brings solid, veteran leadership to a young and inexperienced squad that has struggled on the field. He does all that while being a father to two young children and working his day job with the State of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources.Also honored by the WISL for Defensive Player Of The Week were two more Evergreen State College alums, Tacoma Stars Reserves’ Jeff Bader and Oly-Pen Force’s Greg Wolfe. Wolfe was an Original Artesian, playing in 16 games over two seasons before moving to Seattle. He scored twice, made five blocks and drew the key penalty that smashed the Oly Town comeback bid on Saturday. This is his first season back in the WISL since the 2015-2016 season.Pugh and the Oly Town Artesians wrap up the regular season this Saturday night when they face Bellingham United at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. It’s Fan Appreciation Night, with games, prizes, giveaways and more all evening long. First kick is at 6:30 PM. The following week join us for a postseason friendly against the Oly Legends on Austin Kelley Night, an annual event to honor friend and teammate Austin Kelley. First kick for AK Night sponsored by HDR Inc. is also set for 6:30. Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

Ind vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Review: India clean up the visitors with…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Hindustan TimesAdvertisement ecNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsuy7hlWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6sw2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6hoviWould you ever consider trying this?😱9kxi9goiCan your students do this? 🌚yesjnRoller skating! Powered by Firework After batting for almost two days straight, India showed their lethal touch with the ball as well on Day 3 in Pune. Virat Kohli has a decision to make with the option of follow-on available as well heading into the penultimate day of the clash.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Hindustan TimesHaving cleaned up the top order on the second day itself, the Indian seamers took things right from where they had left. Two quick wickets left the Proteas reeling at 53-5 before captain Faf Du Plessis and Quinton de Kock joined forces to do some damage control.The 75-run stand for the sixth wicket was broken by Ravichandran Ashwin after managing to bamboozle Quinton de Kock all over. The spinners took things over to pick up the remaining wickets despite heavy resistance from the tail order.Advertisement Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander were involved in a massive 99-run stand for the ninth wicket. The spinner managed to get his maiden fifty in the process as well.Maharaj was eventually dismissed for 72 while Philander stayed unbeaten for 44 for which he faced 192 deliveries.Advertisement At Stumps on Day 3, South Africa’s first innings ended with the wicket of Kagiso Rabada. The Proteas managed to score 275, handing India a lead of 325 runs.Read Also:Indian batsmen pile on the misery as they milk South African spinners for over 900 runs in this test series so farAnil Kumble takes KXIP reins as head coach for IPL 2020  Advertisementlast_img read more

Nikhat Zareen demands trial against Mary Kom to be televised in interest of fairness

first_imgAdvertisement clkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vskp40cWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ela( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9dtxchWould you ever consider trying this?😱m5lsCan your students do this? 🌚9g3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Nikhat Zareen was to face bronze medalist, Mary Kom in a private league organised by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Tuesday, but since the match did not take place, Nikhat is now worried about her place in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics Quantifies that is to held in New Delhi on December 27th. She does not trust BFI and is doubtful whether she will be allowed to take part in the Tokyo Selection Trials.Advertisement Nikhat was hoping to take take part in the private league, give strong competition to Mary Kom and show off her skills to the public as well as the presenters. She claimed that she took part in the private league because the match was going to be televised. This way she could announce to the world, that there is yet another boxing champion that the nation should look forward to other than Mary Kom, but it turned out luck was not at her side, when Mary withdrew from the match because she suffered a back injury and needed rest.Advertisement Disappointed Nikhat doubted BFI’s intention and decided to approach to the media and ask for a televised trial between her and Mary Kom. She further added that she is unable to trust, anyone, at this crucial time in her career, not even BFI which is why she is bent on having a televised trial for the public to judge on their own and keep BFI’s dirty politics at bay.“At the trials there will no live TV and camera. The bouts will be video-graphed, but again it will be done by the BFI. So, there’s a doubt over the fairness of the trials. As a boxer who is going through all this (unfair treatment), I can’t easily trust anyone. I am a bit about the decision. I demand it to be televised and live-streamed.”Advertisement Nikhat Zareen is gunning for the fourth contender place in the 51kg category. The Tokyo Selection Trials are conducted privately and will be video graphed by BFI. Nikhat’s demand caused quite an uproar in the sports world, what is left to be seen is whether the higher authorities will agree to her demands.Predicting who the teams will buy in the IPL 2020 auctionPredictions On How The Manchester United Will Finish The Season  Advertisementlast_img read more

Anjelica’s Owners Working to Reopen in Sea Bright

first_imgBy John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – After the pummeling that Super Storm Sandy inflicted on his restaurant, Anjelica’s – and the entire borough – Ray Lena put up a sign on his building that read: “No Retreat, No Surrender.”The saying, borrowed from Bruce Springsteen’s song “No Surrender,” was sometimes tough to follow.“Putting up the sign was easier than what we would have to do,” Lena said. “Sometimes I thought I would surrender.”Ray Lena stands in front of his Sea Bright restaurant Anjelica’s, with his daughter Anjelica Lena, for whom the restaurant is named. They are working to repair the location, damaged by Sandy, and want to reopen as soon as possible.But, more than half a year after the storm, Lena, and his daughter, Anjelica, are moving toward overhauling the storm-savaged Ocean Avenue building that housed his restaurant and is vowing to reopen.“It’s a disaster,” Lena said, as he surveyed the location while contractors continue to work, gutting 1077 Ocean Ave. and installing all new equipment, and plumbing and electrical work. He has hopes of reopening by the end of June.“It is a daunting process,” Lena said with a heavy sigh over the loud drone of a generator and equipment.The building, which Lena owns, was flooded with more than 5 ½ feet of water from tidal surges that wreaked havoc with much of the coastal area, especially Sea Bright.Large industrial refrigerators were swept up in the surge and washed to the back of the building, about 100 feet away, and were “floating like corks,” Lena said.When Anjelica Lena saw the damage, she didn’t cry, because she couldn’t. “I was in shock.“I had the biggest pit in my stomach,” she said. She wondered what to do next.The restaurant has been – and continues to be – a big part of Angelica Lena’s life. “I grew up here,” said the 27-year-old of the 17-year-old restaurant.She has been running the operation for some time, Ray said.The Lenas have to replace everything in the restaurant and, basically, start from scratch. They expect to even replace the building’s façade because it bowed from the water. Ray Lena estimates that the refurbishing and reequipping of the building will cost “in the hundreds of thousands … (the) high hundreds of thousands.”They are still waiting for insurance money – though thankfully they had flood insurance – and have been relying on loans to move forward with the work, Lena said.They acknowledged having considered moving to another location.“We looked at other options,” Anjelica Lena said. But “I just felt like Sea Bright was home.”“We didn’t want the place to fade away,” Ray Lena said, operating on the theory that businesses are very much susceptible to out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentalities.“In the end it came down to owning the building,” he noted as the tipping point for continuing the operation in Sea Bright.Plus – they stressed – they are also staying because of their customers, who have remained fiercely loyal even during these difficult times, and for whom the Lenas and their staff have deep affection.“We’re very close to our customers,” Ray Lena said, “and you feel a certain obligation.”“We know most of them by name,” Anjelica Lena noted.That is also true of their staff, they said. Many of the approximately 20 employees have worked for them for years, some since the restaurant first opened.Ray also operates the restaurant at the Elberon Bathing Club, a members-only and members-owned beach club, on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, which took a hit with the storm, as well. He’s in the process of getting it back up and running.The restaurant business for Ray Lena is his second career, having previously worked as a sportswriter.For Anjelica Lena, the restaurant is her career, her passion.“I think it’s a demanding job. Your social life suffers and it can get chaotic,” she said. “But, it’s all worth it – especially if you own it.”Now that the restaurant will be opening this summer, “We’re very eager and excited,” she said.While she didn’t cry when she saw the place after Sandy, Anjelica Lena said she will “probably cry when I see everybody” when Anjelica’s reopens for business.last_img read more

Riley Remembered at Fair Haven Fields Pickleball Festival

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero FAIR HAVEN – The inaugural annual Pfc. Jamie Riley Pickleball Festival was a resounding success, according to organizers. The event raised over $13,000 through donations, fees and gift baskets to help fund the Knollwood School’s eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. and to contribute to ThanksUSA, which funds need-based scholarships for military families. The event, named in memory of Riley, who died in an Army training exercise at age 21, began with a patriotic ceremony with color guard and remarks by the mayor, police chief and members of the Riley family. Pickleball games were played on 12 courts by 110 contenders. A table displayed 40 gift baskets. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Pickleball Association with support from the Monmouth Pickleball Club.last_img read more

Cellar-dwelling TWU shocks Saints 2-1, ends unbeaten streak at 13

first_imgThe Selkirk Saints probably knew their winning streak would come to an end someday.But against the last-place Trinity Western Spartans?The Fraser Valley gang scored goals in the first two periods, then held off a late Selkirk rally to edge the Saints 2-0 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey action Friday at the Castlegar Arena Complex.The loss ends the Saints unbeaten streak at 13 games.Selkirk owns the BCIHL record for the longest winning streak in league play. “We came out slow tonight, gave up a pair of goals directly off turnovers and couldn’t generate the offensive chances that we needed to get back in the game,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois after the loss.”TWU battled hard all night and took full advantage of a couple of mental errors on our part. Hopefully we’ll take some hard lessons from tonight and come back with a strong effort on Sunday.”Cody Stephenson in the first period and Trevor Beaupre with a power play marker in the second was all the scoring Trinity Western would need.TWU then turned the game over to netminder Tim Zwlers who stopped all but one of the 48 shots fired at the Spartans by the Saints.Connor McLaughlin is the lone Saint to beat Zwlers.The Saints still lead the BCIHL standings by five points over Simon Fraser University.Selkirk travels to Eastern Washington on Sunday for a 3 p.m. faceoff.last_img read more

Nelson Midget Reps rock Surrey to end Castlegar tourney on positive note

first_imgIt’s been said a team always wants to win the last game.The Nelson Midget Rep Leafs accomplished the feat Sunday, blasting Surrey 9-1 in the consolation round of the Castlegar Minor Hockey Tournament in the Sunflower City.Zack Friedenberger led the Nelson attack scoring four times.Dylan Whiffen, Matthew Brind’Amour, Logan Hascarl, Keaton Roche and A.J. Hughes added singles for Nelson.The Reps led 2-1 after one period and 5-1 after two before exploding for four goals in the third. Nelson opened the tournament Friday dropping a 8-3 decision to Spokane.Matthew Brind’Amour, Liam Butterfield and Lincoln Rosenblood scored for Nelson.The Reps then dropped a 9-4 decision to South Okanagan of Oliver Saturday morning.Friedenberger scored twice with singles going to Danny Marsden and Hughes.Short rest did nothing for Nelson in the afternoon game Saturday as Elk Valley pounded the Reps 7-1.Brind’Amour was the only Nelson player to get on the scoresheet.Brayden Pompu and Ben Kelsch shared the netminding during the weekend.last_img read more