Month: August 2020

  • Tumwater Artesian Brewfest Returns August 19

    first_imgFacebook53Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of Tumwater Parks & RecreationIn celebration of our community’s brewing history, the City of Tumwater and the Tumwater Downtown Association – in partnership with co-presenting sponsors Olympia Beer and O Bee Credit Union – will host Tumwater’s 5th Annual Tumwater Artesian Brewfest. The event will take place Saturday, August 19 at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course, in the shadow of the former Olympia Brewery. With over 10 acres of flat manicured grass, the golf course driving range provides a unique outdoor venue for beer tasting, music, activities, food and fun.Men’s Stein Holding Contest. Photo courtesy: City of TumwaterWe have invited 50 select brewers to attend this year’s festival as well as several cideries, select local wineries and one local distillery.  The event will include a variety of sponsor booths, food vendors and beer-related vendors. Keys on Main will provide DJ music as well as an interactive dueling piano show. Once again, we’ll have contests and activities such as life-size beer pong, a helicopter golf ball drop, beer stein holding, and several other attractions.The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest celebrates the long history of beer making in Tumwater and the craft behind today’s outstanding beer and wine professionals. While the event offers Olympia Beer on tap, this festival focuses on local brewers and vintners. According to Brewfest organizer Chuck Denney, “For us, it’s an opportunity to bring together a variety of partners and host a fantastic community event. For breweries, cideries, and wineries, it’s an opportunity to share their talents and products with a regional audience from throughout the South Sound.”Learning about hops and the Craft Brewing and Distilling Center. Photo courtesy: City of TumwaterJoin us in the celebration on Saturday, August 19 and help #BringBrewingBack to Tumwater!For more information, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation: 360-754-4160. More details available online at the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest websitelast_img read more

  • Rebuilding Together South Sound to Transform 26 Homes, Revitalize Communities on…

    first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 WHO/WHAT:  Rebuilding Together South Sound will provide critical repairs for the Robinson Household on Saturday April 28, 2018. Michael (51, veteran) and his wife Tracie, are full time caregivers to Tracie’s mom, Ruth (77, disabled). Ruth struggles with severe arthritis. The Robinson’s home is riddled with excessive water damage inside and out. Volunteers from Rebuilding Together South Sound the Walsh Group plan to repair the surrounding drywall and replace the shower, modifying it for Ruth’s accessibility and safety. The other major part of this project will be the replacement of the deck and stairs along the side of the home. Rotten and dangerous, the family is currently unable to even exit and walk on any portion of the deck or use the stairs, as a number of stairs are completely gone. With this exit unusable, this poses a potentially fatal problem in case of the family needing to exit the house. Our volunteers will further impact this family’s health and safety by demolishing and replacing the deck and stairs, cleaning and repairing the water damage to the sliding glass doors, and replacing the siding under the deck. Additional health and safety modifications include installing handrails on the interior stairs and replacing doorknobs with levers. Finally, some yard work will be done to improve both the safety and security of the homeowners as part of the Sears Heroes at Home program.Heroes at Home, created through a partnership between Sears and Rebuilding Together, is a national program designed to assist low-income members of the military, their families and veterans with the home repairs and modifications they need. Since the inception of the program in 2007, more than $23 million has already been raised for Heroes at Home, and veteran’s services; and through over 1,700 projects, nearly 42,000 volunteers have donated 333,000 hours to support veterans and their families through critical repairs to veteran’s homes and nonprofit facilities that serve them.WHEN: The project kick off will be at 8:00am and project will end at 4pm.WHERE:  31320 10th Ave South   Federal Way, WA  98003VISUALS: The homeowners, repairs  and volunteers in actionINTERVIEWS:  Rachel Lehr, Program Director Rebuilding Together South Sound (Phone)Michael, Veteran HomeownerJackie Corley, Walsh GroupQUICK FACTS: Rebuilding Together, a longtime, charitable partner of Sears, is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes the communities in which they live.Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year; including 1,228 veteran households in 2017.Now through April 28, 2018, Sears is encouraging Shop Your Way members and customers to give back to the men and women who served our country by donating to Heroes at Home at their local Sears store or via online at a link at sears.com/heroesathome.Our affiliate is able to leverage our volunteer labor and in-kind donations to achieve approximately $4 worth of work for every $1 donation we receive.last_img read more

  • Introducing the Promising Notes Concert Series

    first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Downtown AllianceThe City of Olympia, Octapas Café and the Olympia Downtown Alliance have partnered to produce the Promising Notes Concert Series, a series of videos featuring Thurston County-based musicians playing their own work or their favorite piece.“We’ve been feeling the loss of live music with the close of venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians and live music are at the heart of our community and the Promising Notes Concert Series celebrates the richness and wide variety of talent that we have in our community,” said Jamie Brayshaw, co-owner of Octapas Café and one of the project’s organizers.The musicians taking part in the Promising Notes Concert Series represent a wide variety of local talent and series organizers invited them to participate. Each musician created a short music video of their work, the Olympia Downtown Alliance’s marketing partners edited the videos and will push them out this week through social media channels, including Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.WHO: The City of Olympia, Octapas Café and the Olympia Downtown AllianceWHAT: Promising Notes Concert SeriesWHEN: Now through summerWHERE: WhyIGoDowntown.com and the Promising Notes Concert Series Channel on YouTube here.To learn more about participating in the series, email info@downtownolympia.org.last_img read more

  • Saints run win streak to nine games with OT win over Spartans

    first_imgThe Selkirk Saints continued to dominate the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League, but this win not easy.Selkirk overcame a two-goal deficit midway through the third period to force overtime before Kam Crawford scored the winner just 30 seconds into the extra frame to top Trinity Western University Spartans 5-4 Friday night at the Langley Events Centre.With the victory the Saints move the 9-0 on the regular season and extended their league record winning streak to begin the year. “We came out slow and tentative tonight and paid the price when TWU took advantage of some defensive lapses in the second period and capitalized on their opportunities,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”But even after going down two goals early in the third period our group didn’t quit. We dominated the final 20 minutes and were rewarded for turning our game around.””Hopefully we’ll show tomorrow that we learned a lesson and come out with the same intensity that we finished with tonight,” Dubois added. Crawford’s goal, through traffic to complete the comeback, was necessary after the Spartans scored on an early third period power-play to take a 4-2 lead.Jordan Wood and Logan Proulx led the way for the Saints, each picking up points on all four of Selkirk’s goals in regulation. Blueliner Jake Harcoff and forward Jamie Kreller put the hosts ahead by a pair early in the second following a scoreless first period.The teams then traded goals, with Saints defenceman Brodie Gibbon and TWU’s Jamie Russell each scoring, before Proulx brought Selkirk back within one late in the frame. Saints netminder Chris Hurry received his second start of the regular season and stopped 17 of 21 shots before being relieved by Alex Sirard following the Spartans’ fourth goal.Sirard stopped all six shots he faced and picked up the win after his team scored the final three goals of the game. In the TWU net! Harry Fredeman was outstanding in turning aside 43 shots on the night. Saturday’s rematch is set for a 1 p.m. faceoff and can be viewed online at www.fasthockey.comlast_img read more

  • Ex-Rebels help Leafs beat up on former team

    first_imgThe Nelson Leafs accomplished something the franchise has done in a few years — win in Castlegar.And the Green and White used a couple of former Rebels to get the job done.Travis Wellman, who came to Nelson in an off-season trade, scored three times and another ex-Castlegar castoff Jamie Vlanich had two assists to lead the Leafs to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday in the Sunflower City.Castlegar is the defending KIJHL Champion.The win keeps the Leafs perfect in September after the franchise reeled off five exhibition victories.Nelson, out shooting the home side 38-27, including a 12-4 advantage in the opening period, held period leads of 3-1 and 3-2. Brandon Sookro and Robson Cramer added singles.Ed Lindsey and Quinn Klimchuk replied for Castlegar.Tyler Moffat earned the win in goal while Nate Rabbitt was the loser for Castlegar.The Leafs host Creston Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena to open the regular season at home.Castlegar hosts Grand Forks Border Bruins at 7:30 in the Complex.Hawks outlast Braves in Lilac CityBeaver Valley used a balanced attack to dump Spokane Braves 5-2 Friday at the Eagles Ice Arena in the Lilac City.Kyle Hope, Keanan Patershuk, Sam Swanson, Taylor Stafford and Ryan Edwards scored for the Hawks.Kurtis Redding and Levi Waterman replied for Spokane.last_img read more

  • Mallard’s Team of the Week — Whitewater Nancy Greene Team

    first_imgWhitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends as the group continues to shine on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series.The Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene is not about winning; it’s about learning, and having fun said Whitewater Ski Team president Tracy Punchard.Coaches are attempting to teach these kids not only the necessary skills they’ll need to be competitive, but to love the sport first and foremost. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honor the Whitewater Nancy Greeners with Team of the Week accolades.last_img read more

  • LVR cruises to Bomber Invitational Tournament Title

    first_imgThe team may be low in numbers but this team has a huge heart after the L.V. Rogers Bombers dominated the competition to capture the Bomber Senior Girl’s Basketball tournament this past weekend at the Hangar.The Bombers rocked Rutland Secondary of Kelowna 64-41 in the final of the eight-team tournament to claim the overall title. LVR opened the tournament by rocking Elkford 54-16 before destroying an uninspired Osoyoos team 64-11.Meanwhile, Rutland beat David Thompson of Invermere by 30 in game one before getting past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail by 14 to reach the final.”Our girls played fantastic defence all weekend and stifled Rutland with our press and speed.,” said coach Chris Dergousoff.The Bombers were led by seniors Naomi Perkins, Ansleigh Dergousoff, Allie Zondervan and Sian Nielsen.Earlier this season, LVR took top honours at the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Tournament.last_img read more

  • Hawks not ready to give up Murdoch Division throne, edge Leafs 3-1 in KIJHL opener

    first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks showed the Nelson Leafs still whose boss in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.The Hawks dominated the Leafs on home ice, scoring twice in the second period en route to a 3-1 victory over the Heritage City franchise as the KIJHL kicked off its 2016-17 season in Fruitvale.Blake Sidoni and former Leaf Nolan Percival scored in the second period to power the Hawks to the season-opening win. Nelson’s Kolten Nelson gave Nelson a 1-0 lead with a shorthanded marker minutes into the contest.However, 20-year-old veteran Kyle Hope tied the contest 10 minutes later on the power play.Beaver Valley outshot the Leafs 43-24 in the contest, including a 16-4 assault in the opening period, to keep Nelson netminder Jason Sandhu busy for most of the contest.Sandhu was named Nelson’s player of the game.Hawks goalie Tallon Kramer, who frustrated the Leafs all night, was selected Beaver Valley’s player of the game.Nelson, defeating the Hawks twice in exhibition play, looks to break even on the weekend as the Green and White travel to Spokane to meet the Braves Saturday.Beaver Valley travels to Grand Forks Saturday to meet the Bruins.Nelson’s first home game is Friday, September 16 when Spokane visits the NDCC Arena for a 7 p.m. puck drop.last_img read more

  • SANTA ANITA POSTS INCREASED ON-TRACK ATTENDANCE FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW; GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST RECORD NINTH BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN NOVEMBER

    first_img–Three-time Eclipse Award winning Beholder was a two-time winner at the meet, as she made her 6-year-old debut in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Adoration Stakes on May 8, winning with consummate ease under Gary Stevens. She then shortened up a sixteenth of a mile and responded with an impressive 1 ½ length tally in the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4. Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm and trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder’s ultimate objective for 2016 is the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic here on Nov. 5.                –Owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, undefeated superstar filly Songbird followed up on her win in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 9 with a resounding 6 ½ length score under Mike Smith in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Summertime Oaks on June 18 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.                 –Owned by Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms and trained by David Hofmans, Melatonin, who won the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap here on March 12, ran the best race of career in taking the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths under Joe Talamo on June 25, thus becoming the ninth horse in the 77-year history of the Gold Cup to win the coveted mile and a quarter “Double” in the same year.                 –Perennial leader Rafael Bejarano finished the Spring Meet with 46 wins, six more than runner-up Flavien Prat and thus took his 15th Santa Anita riding title. The 34-year-old native of Peru thus notched his 27th Southern California title and the 32nd overall in what has already been a remarkable career.                –Phil D’Amato, 42, who won his first-ever training title at the conclusion of the 2015-16 Winter Meet on April 10, followed that up with 25-win performance at the Spring stand, seven better than runner-up Bob Baffert.                –With seven wins, Hronis Racing, LLC registered their fourth overall Santa Anita owners’ title. Hronis Racing also led all owners by money won, with $634,068.                 For more information on the upcoming Autumn Meet which begins Sept. 30, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com. To purchase tickets or to make seating reservations for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5, please call the Breeders’ Cup at (859) 514-9428, or visit breederscup.com. ARCADIA, Calif. (July 10, 2016)–Santa Anita’s combined Winter/Spring Meet drew to a close Sunday, with the track posting a three percent increase in on-track attendance as it gets ready to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5.Although handle figures were on par with last year through April 10, Santa Anita was without live racing for a three week period leading into May 5. In addition to the break in live racing, Santa Anita’s turf course was completely removed and replaced, with the hillside component addressed on June 6 and the turf oval on June 20. These factors combined, contributed to a five percent dip in all sources handle.Although there was an element of short term sacrifice with no turf racing available for the final three weeks of the meet, the benefits of the newly installed Bandera Bermuda turf, which will be available for use opening day of the track’s Autumn Meet on Sept. 30, will be of tremendous long term benefit to horsemen and fans alike.The Spring Meet, which got underway May 5, received an immediate boost as Reddam Racing’s Nyquist, who is based at Santa Anita, became the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in the last five years to call The Great Race Place home. Additionally, $1 million Santa Anita Derby winner Exaggerator, who finished second to Nyquist in the Run for the Roses, was an impressive winner of the Preakness Stakes two weeks later on May 21.Several top performances on the racetrack highlighted the 40-day stand:last_img read more

  • MIND YOUR BISCUITS TAKES GRADE I, $300,000 MALIBU STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY FALCONE, JR., HE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:20.81

    first_imgON-TRACK CROWD OF 46,514 COMES OUT FOR FOUR GRADED STAKES UNDER IDYLIC CONDITIONS ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2014)–Breaking from the inside in a field of nine sophomore sprinters, Mind Your Biscuits sat a close third under Joel Rosario a quarter mile from home and overhauled Sharp Azteca late to take Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita by a half-length as he covered seven furlongs in 1:20.81. Third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths here in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5, Mind Your Biscuits, who is trained by Robert Falcone, Jr., posted his fourth win from nine starts this year.Although Mind Your Biscuits returned to his Belmont Park base following the Breeders’ Cup (in which he was subsequently awarded second money due to the medical disqualification of runner-up Masochistic), he returned to Santa Anita to drill a bullet half mile in 47.20 on Dec. 18 and the sharp drill obviously served him well in the Malibu.Although favored on the morning line, he was off as the second choice at 7-2 and paid $9.40, $5.00 and $3.20.Owned by J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, LLC, Summers, Summers, Kisber and Summers, the New York-bred colt by Posse improved his overall mark to 13-4-4-3. With the winner’s share of $180,000, he increased his earnings to $675,366.Ridden by Edgard Zayas, Sharp Azteca showed good speed throughout and was second best on the day, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of favored Ten Blessings. Off at 4-1, Sharp Azteca paid $5.00 and $3.40.One of three Bob Baffert-trained runners, Ten Blessings, with Rafael Bejarano up, was mid-pack early and was third turning for home, but never threatened the top two. Off at 8-5, he paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.16, 43.80 and 1:08.10.Monday’s Winter Meet opening day crowd of 46,514 was up from last year’s 44,873. Total pari-mutuel handle of $18,363,495 was up roughly $900,000 over last year’s $17,406,122. CALIFORNIA-BRED BETTYS BAMBINO TAKES GRADE III SAN SIMEON BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIOEarlier in the day, Bettys Bambino overcame a 22 month layoff to register a 2 ¼ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, which was contested at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Unusual Heat, he got the distance in 1:11.95. Off at 6-1 in a field of 12 three year olds and up, he paid $15.80, $7.80 and $5.20.Ridden by Joel Rosario, trained by Peter Eurton and owned by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Bettys Bambino was bred by Sharon Alesia, Joe Ciaglia and Mellen.Ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Jr., Stormy Liberal finished second at 6-1 and paid $8.20 and $5.40.Favored at 4-1 with Victor Espinoza up, Richard’s Boy paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the San Simeon were 21.60, 43.36 and 1:05.95.last_img read more