Percival Landing Sculpture Exhibition To Rotate

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of OlympiaNew Sculpture to be installed the week of July 8The 14 loaned sculptures on exhibition this past year along Percival Landing will be de-installed the week of June 10, 2013.  Most of the sculptures will be returned to their artists.  Windstar by Ross Matteson, was the recipient of the 2012 Peoples’ Choice Award and will move to its new location on the Port Plaza in July.  RING DANCE#2/CORE by Don Freas was purchased by the Olympia Downtown PBIA and will move to a downtown location in the next month.  Information about the sculptures and artist contact information is available at new set of sculpture will be installed on Percival Landing the week of July 8, 2013.  The public is invited to kick-off the new exhibition and participate in voting for the new Peoples’ Choice recipient at an event on Friday, July 26, at 5:30pm at Harbor House on Percival Landing, 325 Columbia St NW.For more information, please contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360/753-8380.last_img read more

Westport Winery’s 7th Annual Fleur de Lis Festival to be held…

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery will hold its seventh annual Fleur de Lis Festival on Sunday, May 3, from noon to 4 p.m. (This is a change from a previously published date.) This celebration of flowers is free to attend and open to all ages. The winery is known for its extensive iris plantings which bloom for this festival. In addition, the winery’s eclectic plant nursery will feature a wealth of exciting new selections for the event.Christine Hill and Ken Albert will perform live throughout the afternoon under the gazebo in the Color Wheel Garden where the Westport Art Festival will host Art in the Vines. This precursor to their annual summer art festival at the docks in Westport on August 17 and 18 is your opportunity to discover the latest creations from some of the best known artists in the region.As a special part of this celebration the winery will release their latest vintage of Message In A Bottle, the first blush wine they have produced in several years. This Rosé of Syrah was crafted with grapes from Dave and Jacquie Stephens’ Songbird Vineyard on Red Mountain. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits West Coast Search Dogs of Washington. A new watercolor by Darryl Easter graces the label.At noon the Roberts family will perform a ribbon cutting of their new five acre Quote Garden. “There’s simply so much wisdom to share from those who have lived in interesting time in the past,” said Kim Roberts. Following the opening of the garden guests are invited to move into the garden to unveil two new sculptures. Frank Ratte of Elma will unveil Swimmer while Beau Finley of Westport will unveil Mercy.Visitors are encouraged to check in by 12:45 p.m. for the 1 p.m. Backstage Winemaking tour. The price is $5 per person and free for wine club members and their guests. Good walking shoes and ability to walk on rough surfaces required.Bring your favorite pooch to party at Westport Winery’s Best Friends Dog Park. The pups are always welcome at the winery on leash in the gardens and off-leash in the park. Lulu and Curzon are often in attendance.It will be a perfect day to launch spring fun with the winery’s unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor Scrabble game, and grape maze, all located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery is known as having been voted Best of the Northwest Wine Destination.Westport Winery’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at read more

Thurston County Traffic: I-5/Marvin Road Ramp Closures in Lacey

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationEvening and overnight travelers who use the State Route 510/Marvin Road on-ramps to Interstate 5 are advised to plan for extra travel time the week of October 14.Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 18Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the Marvin Road (SR 510) on-ramp to northbound I-5 each night from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each following day.During the overnight hours of Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18, crews will close the Marvin Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 each night from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each following day.The closures allow crews to install lighting and ramp meter infrastructure, and install temporary paving along the shoulder of the ramps.Some of the work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled. During the overnight closures, drivers will follow signed detours.This work is part of the project to upgrade the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.All users of the overpass are encouraged to sign up for project updates.last_img read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: midfielder on-field, linguist off it

first_imgImage Courtesy: Public Radio of Armenia/AS RomaAdvertisement ck26niNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs37j4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekj7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uva8Would you ever consider trying this?😱tspCan your students do this? 🌚auw9xdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Henrikh Mkhitaryan- the central midfielder who had emerged from Armenia to hustle at the top flight of European football. Rising through the ranks in Shakhtar Donetsk and presently ending up at AS Roma on loan from Arsenal, he graced the Bundesliga and Premier League. Often credited for using his brain more than his foot in game, and drawn comparison with Zinedine Zidane. But did you know he has mastered eight languages over his career? Yes, EIGHT!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Public Radio of Armenia/AS RomaRoma are currently 4th on the league table, and secured 3 points from today’s 3-1 away victory over Hellas Verona, the third goal coming in the 92nd minute from Mkhitaryan. The 30 year old was present at the post match conference, where he started speaking fluent Italian, within just three months at the Stadio Olimpico.Speaking to local media outlet Roma Press, the Armenian skipper said: “I feel good, I missed playing, two months is too long. It’s a shame but now I feel good and I think it was very important to win today.”Advertisement “We didn’t play very well, but the most important thing was the three points.” he added.Hearing Mkhitaryan’s fluency in a language is not surprising. Other than his mother tongue, the player has developed firm grasp on various other languages according to the clubs he played and trained with. From Shakhtar, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and currently on his loan spell in Italy from Arsenal, the player has learnt French, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, English, German and most recently Italian.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: India vs West Indies…but in table tennis! Who wins?

first_imgAdvertisement fpkw7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vswt0wzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8z7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) f1prnWould you ever consider trying this?😱vrCan your students do this? 🌚2ym1jRoller skating! Powered by Firework India and West Indies have been a part of a fairly competitive series so far across two formats so far. Stepping a bit out of the box, the sides opted to see who takes the honours when it comes to Table Tennis.Advertisement India’s Shivam Dube and West Indies’ Jason Holder contested in a table tennis match ahead of the final ODI at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The match was witnessed by batsman Shreyas Iyer by the sidelines and was posted on the Instagram handle of the West Indies cricket team.Advertisement Just like the series, the match between the all-rounders was pretty even with the former West Indies captain narrowingly winning the first two points before the Indian newcomer bounced back with a point of his own.Check out the video below:Advertisement After suffering a drubbing at the hand of the Men In Blue in the series after the 2019 World Cup in the Caribbean, the West Indies team have stepped up to compete in India. The appointment of Kieron Pollard as the skipper in the limited-over formats has been the key factor with his experience being the perfect catalyst for the blooming youngsters in the squad.Despite losing the T20 Series by a margin of 2-1, West Indies made the hosts work very hard for the series win. India had to rely on a Virat Kohli special to scale their highest ever run chase in the first fixture. Kieron Pollard and co. bounced back with a clinical chase in the second T20.The side also made a special effort to defeat the Indian team in Chennai against all odds in the first ODI. The team will have to brush off the comprehensive defeat in Vizag to win their first-ever ODI series in India.India are plagued with injuries at the moment and had to call-up Navdeep Saini in place of Deepak Chahar who suffered a lower back injury during India’s 107-run win in the second ODI.The two sides will face off for the last time in this tour with the all-important decider at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.Read Also:Virat Kohli turns into Santa to give children at shelter home the best X-Mas ever!33 clubs join eLaLiga Santander 2019/20  Advertisementlast_img read more

Ravi Shastri hints strong IPL showing only way back for MS Dhoni; suggests ODI…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/SportzpicsAdvertisement 2dd1NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjtuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E92tz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 42xysWould you ever consider trying this?😱6Can your students do this? 🌚qcnx9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Amongst all that is happening in cricketing, one thing that the Indian cricketing fandom is majorly focused on is- what is the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni? The former Team India skipper has been absent from international duty since the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, and while various speculations have risen regarding his return with the blue jersey, even Ravi Shastri had expressed his dissent towards the gossipers earlier. Now, the head coach of the team has dropped a bomb, saying that Dhoni’s hiatus may become permanent without a stunning spell in this year’s Indian Premier League.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/SportzpicsBack in December, Shastri hit back on the rumourers who were spreading hearsays about Dhoni’s possible future plans.“The amount of sport he has played… if he puts himself in contention… if he feels after the IPL that ‘I am good enough to play for India’, don’t mess around with that,” Shastri told India Today.Advertisement While we have entered the month of Janaury, and there is still no word from Mahi himself, who asked the media to refrain from questioning about his plans till this month, its Shastri himself who have opened up on the former captain’s future in the sport.Speaking to CNN News18 today, the 57 year old suggested that Dhoni has already spoken to him about his future in One Day International Cricket.Advertisement “I have had a conversation with MS and that is between us. He has finished his Test career, he may soon end his ODI career… In all probability, he will finish one-day cricket,” Shastri spoke to reporters.Along with a decorative career in red ball cricket, Dhoni has had an amazing walk in the T20 format, which started with lifting the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup as a maiden captain. Although Shastri thinks T20 maybe is the last resort for the 38 year old.He continued: “At his age, probably the only format he’ll want to play is T20 cricket which means he’ll have to start playing again, get back into the groove because he’s going to play in the IPL and see how his body reacts.”Dhoni, who has earned an astounding 350 caps in the ODI format, is speculated to make a comeback to the 22 yards this year with Chennai Super Kings, and according to Shastri, a good performance in the 2020 IPL season may be his gateway back to the Men in Blues squad.“… So he will be left with T20, he will definitely play the IPL. One thing I know about Dhoni is that he will not impose himself on the team. But if he has a cracking IPL, well, then…”The 2020 IPL season, starting on March 29, is definitely turning out to be a decisive step in Dhoni’s cricketing career.Also read-Ravi Shastri warns off rumour mongers: Don’t mess around with MS Dhoni’s plans!Joginder Sharma on MSD’s hiatus: Perhaps he is preparing himself a different way Advertisementlast_img read more

Indian and international athletes react to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponement

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4jxju( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sgx2vWould you ever consider trying this?😱4s1rswCan your students do this? 🌚4fabRoller skating! Powered by Firework The biggest sporting event of this year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games saw a shocking a year of postponement amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Following a joint conference including the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee yesterday, the decision has been taken to push the grand event forward into 2021. The decision has been widely accepted with praise, and many Olympians and former athletes have expressed their jubilation over the mammoth decision.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyMany athletes from India, who were setting themselves up for their best performance at the grand event to skyrocket India’s possible medal tally, now have gained a whole long year before they set foot in Japan in July next year. From veteran Olympic stalwarts to the debutantes, many athletes from India and all over the world have taken it to Twitter to react to the grand news. Below are some of those tweets:Advertisement As we stand together to meet today’s challenges, we can dream about a wonderful Olympics in a beautiful country. Now is the time to support all those working to heal the sick and keep us all healthy.— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) March 24, 20203/3 As far as my sporting future is concerned, the decision obviously has an impact. I will take my time and discuss my options together with my family and team before coming to a decision in the weeks to come. All the best to everyone! 📸Tiziano Ballabio— Nicola Spirig (@NicolaSpirig) March 24, 2020🇺🇸 #Tokyo2021— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) March 24, 2020As needed as it is, 💔😢😔 for every athletes especially gymnasts who’ve started this journey so young,worked as hard of even harder for this….BUT We will regroup and “replan” to get back strong for 2021! A new story begins 💪🏻— Cecile Landi (@CLcecile) March 24, 2020The 2021 Olympics, a first time in the history of the quadrennial sporting event’s history that will break away from its 4 year gap, and the first cancellation since the 1940 and 1944 Olympics during the Second World War.Also read-Football helps out: Players and teams who have done charity to aid the Coronavirus crisisVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma relay an important Coronavirus message to India Advertisementlast_img read more

Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli may not be allowed to train with Team…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/PTIAdvertisement epNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eci2u( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1lsWould you ever consider trying this?😱14qCan your students do this? 🌚aigRoller skating! Powered by Firework While cricket is currently suspended amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, there have been discussions of the resumption of outdoor training for the Indian cricket team, even though there has been no confirmation whether any cricketing action will happen anytime soon. However, the two stalwarts of Team India, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma- might possibly be left out from the training drills, as both icons are residing in Mumbai, which has been the most affected in the COVID-19 crisis.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/PTIMumbai has seen around 27,000 positive cases, and more than a thousand affected patients have succumbed to the virus, recorded highest in the country. With an expected continuation of strict lock down in the coming weeks or even months, getting Kohli or Rohit from the capital of Maharashtra may be impossible for BCCI.“For players like Kohli and Rohit, the restrictions are there in Mumbai and might stay,”  Arun Dhumal, BCCI’s treasurer was quoted by AFP.Advertisement The two Men in Blue icons stay in Worli, Mumbai, which single handedly has registered 20% of positive COVID-19 cases in the city.The training is aimed to begin at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru in the near future, depending on the possible mitigation of the lock down. However, the cricketers are maintaining their training drills at home, Dhumal added that BCCI is reaching out to the stars via the internet.Advertisement “As of now we are working, given the lock down restrictions, through apps and online modes. The coaches and support staff are regularly in touch with the players.”He continued: “Everybody would be keen to hit the ground and the idea is whenever we are ready for cricket to resume, they (the players) are able to give their 100 percent.”However, as Bengaluru itself is still under the threat from the virus, alternative cities are also being considered for training, in case the Karnataka capital doesn’t turn out to be feasible for the resumption of training.Recently, Cricket Australia and The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that their players will soon resume their outfield training. ECB is also expecting to host a three match Test series against West Indies in July, however, with strict regulations.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Virat Kohli reveals who the best fielder in Team India isDelhi Police come up with classy gesture to celebrate Mary Kom’s son’s birthday during lockdown! Advertisementlast_img read more

Proposed LS Winery May Sidestep Borough Approval

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – The owner of a vineyard, who has been looking to establish a winery and retail operation there, is seeking to win county approval for the enterprise – which has become controversial in the borough – and possibly circumvent local jurisdiction.Seven Bridges Winery, LLC, 640 Seven Bridges Road, has applied to the Monmouth County’s Agriculture Development Board in Freehold seeking its and the state’s approval to be allowed to move forward with plans by way of a county-issued site specific agricultural management practice plan. The submitted plan requests “an exemption of municipal site plan review,” as provided for under state statute, according to the application filed last month.Seven Bridges Winery is owned by Richard DeBlasi, who also resides on the property. In November 2011, DeBlasi and his attorney met informally with the mayor and borough council to offer his proposal and seek a zoning change to make the business a permitted use in the largely residential area.DeBlasi owns 15 acres on Seven Bridges Road, with about 5 of them dedicated to a grape vineyard and approximately 7 acres as protected wetlands. About 12.7 acres on the property is assessed as farmland. DeBlasi has been growing grapes there since April 2003 when he planted his first acre and produced his first harvest in September 2005, yielding about a ton of wine grapes, according to his application.Before April 2003 the farm produced hay for sale, the application noted.Along with running a winery and vineyard, DeBlasi has said previously he hoped to sell his wine on site and possibly operate tours and tastings.That has raised concerns with a considerable number of area residents who have expressed their opposition, fearing increased traffic and activity in the neighborhood.The borough council has not formally acted on DeBlasi’s zoning change request.DeBlasi did not immediately respond to a phone call this week seeking comment.Al Natali, who owns and operates Natali Vineyards in Cape May, said he has been working with DeBlasi on his development.Natali said Seven Bridges Winery is seeking approval through the state statute commonly referred to as the Right to Farm Act.The state Legislature approved the bill in 1983, amending it in 1998.“The act protects responsible commercial farmers from public and private nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations,” according to the state Department of Agriculture website.Should DeBlasi eventually win approval from the county board, Natali contended the municipality couldn’t deny the use. Under Right to Farm, “local zoning is pre-empted,” he said.The act is intended to protect farming activity, “but someone who’s farming still must fulfill public safety and health issues,” said Laura Kirkpatrick, a county spokeswoman.Mayor Robert Neff Jr. said he has “heard a fair amount of opposition” to the proposal as it was being debated.Neff said borough officials are “extremely concerned our residents have the ability to comment on the application and that the town retain control over its own zoning and its own destiny.”John Bennett, the borough attorney, is researching the matter, Neff said.The county’s Agricultural Development Board “handles all matters agricultural and horticultural for the county,” Kirkpatrick said. The application is currently under its review and a public hearing will be held in the coming months, maybe as early as May, she said.last_img read more

Freelance Writer

first_imgLast Name * * Required FieldsFirst Name * Resume *Cover Letter/Writing SampleHow did you hear about this job? Email * The Two River Times weekly newspaper in Red Bank, NJ is seeking local news freelancers. Assignments may include features, events, government meetings and photography (not sports). Upload your resume and examples of published work below or submit to Phone * All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.last_img read more