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Month: August 2020

Westport Winery Earns Best In Class At Capitol Food and Wine…

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery earned three medals including a Best in Class at the 2015 Capitol Food and Wine Festival held on March 28, in Lacey, Washington.Rapture of the Deep, Westport’s iconic sparkling cranberry wine, earned a gold medal and was named Best Fruit Wine at the event. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits Aberdeen’s Driftwood Theater.Smoky Nor’wester earned gold medal. This wine is composed of 95% Sangiovese from Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA and 5% Petite Sirah from Jones Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. This wine benefits the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips.Elk River Riesling won a bronze medal. These grapes also come from Red Willow Vineyard. This wine benefits the Twin Harbors Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.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 www.westportwinery.com.Launch spring at 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. You will see why Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Destination. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


Get Green This Season with Secondhand Safari May 2

first_img$40 for covered booth, approximately 10×10 feetSaturday, May 2 will be a springtime extravaganza where bargains abound with over 1,500 visitors and 100 vendors in years past. Along with garage sale booths, the Secondhand Safari will also have educational booths, a free book and magazine exchange, entertainment, food, and more. Admission to Secondhand Safari is just $1 all day long, so get ready for bargain hunters galore!The Secondhand Safari will be on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up for sellers will be on Friday, May 1 from noon to 10 p.m. The doors will be locked after set up Friday evening and security will be on-site until the event opens Saturday.Representatives from Goodwill Industries will be on hand throughout the day on May 2 to accept donations (at their discretion), giving sellers the chance to donate any of their unsold items at the end of the day.For more information on the May 2 Secondhand Safari, or to reserve your booth, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair. Submitted by Thurston CountyGreen is springing up all over this season, including in your wallet! Spring cleaning can make you a tidy sum at the Thurston County Fair’s annual Secondhand Safari on Saturday, May 2.It’s not too late to reserve a booth and help keep usable secondhand goods out of the landfill. Buyers, sellers, swappers and traders can all feel good about making the green choice while keeping more greenbacks in their pocket at Secondhand Safari.Not sure if you have enough gently used treasures for a booth? Secondhand Safari is a great fundraising opportunity for your family group, school club, church, charity or scouting club.Outdoor spaces and covered spaces are going fast for the May 2 event, so call the Thurston County Fair Office today at (360) 786-5453 to reserve your booth:$25 for outdoor booth, approximately 10×10 feet Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


Lacey Parks & Recreation Makes Revisions to Summer Programs

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyLacey Parks and Recreation has cancelled their 2020 Lacey In Tune Summer Entertainment Series, due to COVID-19 related issues. However, they plan to provide other recreation and entertainment opportunities, if circumstances allow.The cancellations include the Tuesday Children’s Entertainment series, Wednesday concerts at noon in Huntamer Park, and the new Friday concerts. However, the Parks and Recreation staff is working on a Thursday Family Entertainment Series to be held at various neighborhood parks this summer. In addition, they plan to offer Movies in the Park in August. All events will take place with appropriate Health Department guidelines in place and only if allowed under the Governor’s orders. Specific details are still in the works and will be posted at ci.lacey.wa.us/Events and the City of Lacey Facebook page, when available. As with other programs, these events are subject to change.For more information, contact Jeannette Sieler, Parks & Recreation Supervisor at JSieler@ci.lacey.wa.us or (360) 491-0857.last_img read more


A.H. Fisher Diamonds Joins with Catholic Charities to Help Residents Hit…

first_imgRED BANK – The Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities has joined with A.H. Fisher Diamonds for the 2013 Ray of Hope Gala Committee to raise funds to benefit area residents affected by Super Storm Sandy.Each year the gala supports Catholic Charities’ programs that provide temporary and permanent housing, trauma counseling, child and family counseling and addiction treatment. All of these programs will be involved in the disaster relief response efforts for those impacted by Sandy.The programs benefit people in need in Monmouth County, regardless of religious affiliation.The collaborative effort between A.H. Fisher Diamonds and the gala committee will raise funds that will benefit these programs and help individuals and families that suffered loss and/or damages as a result of the storm. The fundraiser is called, Shop for the Shore.Through Dec. 31, A.H. Fisher Diamonds will make the donations to Catholic Charities of:$50 for every purchase made over $500$100 for every purchase made over $1,000$1,000 for every purchase made over $10,000As an additional bonus, customers who spend a minimum of $500 will receive a $100 A.H. Fisher Diamonds Gift Card that can be redeemed toward a purchase at the store in 2013.For almost 10 years, the Red Bank-based A.H. Fisher Diamonds has proudly supported Catholic Charities’ Ray of Hope Gala.“It has been our pleasure to work with the Gala committee to raise funds that provide a variety of services to the residents in our communities who require assistance,“ said Alan Fisher, president of A.H. Fisher Diamonds.Fisher, a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore, has many friends and customers who have been adversely affected by the devastation of Super Storm Sandy. As a way to help them and the thousands who need assistance, A.H. Fisher Diamonds will make these donations in collaboration with Catholic Charities and the Ray of Hope Gala.“For many years, Catholic Charities has helped people meet challenges, so it made sense for us to join forces with this established organization that already has an established network of programs that help people in our communities,” Fisher said .“Catholic Charities helps hundreds of residents every year in Monmouth County with challenges related to housing, mental health, specialized children’s services and addiction treatment,” said Robert Hodnett, associate director of Children’s and Family Services for Catholic Charities. “A natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy adds to our area’s challenges, but we are fortunate to be able to incorporate our resources and work with our business partners like A.H. Fisher Diamonds to help those affected.“The Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities will host the 16th annual Ray of Hope Gala on Friday, April 26, at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. Sponsorship opportunities are available.To learn more about the gala and Catholic Charities, visit www.catholiccharitiesternton.org/monmouth.last_img read more


Red Bank School Superintendent to Retire at End of Month

first_imgRED BANK – Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. Laura Morana has submitted notice to the school board that she will retire at the end of the month.Morana was in her eighth year with the district. Her last day will be Sept. 30.The timing of her retirement is unusual in that it is occurring at the start of the school year. Her announcement was not included on the board’s posted agenda.When asked about the timing, board President Ben Forest declined to comment calling it a “personnel matter.”He said Morana had informed the board prior to her public announcement.During Wednesday’s board meeting the board began setting up a strategy to replace Morana. “We are going as quickly as we can to find a replacement for Dr. Morana. In the meantime, we will be looking for an interim superintendent.”Forest said it is expected that the district will hire an interim superintendent from outside the district.“The board is pleased with the legacy and record that Dr. Morana has left us,” Forest said. “The board gave her an ovation last night.”Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said he was “saddened to see Laura go. But at the same time I am extraordinarily grateful that she has been able to devote seven years of her life to Red Bank and in that time brought a level of excellence and accomplishment that had never been experienced by us in the past.“Dr. Morana raised the bar and challenged students, parents and guardians, teachers, administrators and staff to achieve new levels of excellence.  For that I am thankful,” Menna said..last_img read more


Mallard’s Source for sports Team of the Week — Bia Boro

first_imgThe squad includes, back row, L-R, Caleb Morton, James Pihooja, Todd Cutler, Orang Momtazian, Flo Pariland, Sveta Tisma and Dan Szabo.Front, Steve Parish, Kai Korinth, Tim Mushumanski, Jason Leblanc and Erik Leslie. Bia Boro once again earned a trip to the winner’s circle after doubling Abacus 4-2 in the a thrilling Jackson’s Hole Master Men’s Indoor Soccer Final a tthe Soccer Quest facility.Bia Boro, advancing to the final with an 8-3 win over Jackson’s Hole, also won the title in 2011.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to present Bia Boro with Team of the Week honours.last_img


Bomber varisty teams off to respective provincial tournaments

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers girl’s soccer and boy’s rugby squad take to the road to compete in their respective provincial tournaments.The LVR Rugby Bomber trek to Abbotsford for round two of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Championships against Equimault.The seventh-ranked Bombers dropped the opener Saturday to Southridge 28-7 to drop to the consolation round of the tournament.The tournament continues Thursday before the finals Saturday.Last year LVR finished 13th overall. Meanwhile, the Bomber girls are in Kamloops Thursday to open play in the B.C. High School AA Girls Championships.First up for the Bombers, which won the Kootenay Zone title last week over David Thompson Lakers of Invermere, is host Sahali Sabres Thursday at 11 a.m.Game two of the four-team round robin is later in the day against Seycove of North Vancouver.The preliminary round concludes Friday at 9 a.m. against Surrey Christian.The teams then advance to the playoff round depending on their finish in round robin play.The final of the tournament goes Saturday at 11:30 a.m.The Bombers failed to advance to the provincials in 2011, losing out to J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the Kootenay Final.last_img read more


Get the brooms out, Rebels within a win of KIJHL title

first_imgCastlegar can complete the sweep Saturday in Armstrong when the two Conference champions meet in Game four.The Rebels scored the only goal the team would need with 15 seconds remaining in the opening period.Vlanich and Travis Wellman set up Castlegar’s playoff leading scorer Stuart Walton on the power play to give the Rebels the 1-0 lead.Brendan Heinrich provided some insurance with a second period goal.Then it was Castlegar’s pressure defence, combined with Gluck in goal in the third, that took this game home.The Rebels out shot the Knights 32-24 before an announced crowd of 500 fans.It was the third straight game Castlegar has out shot the Knights. Castlegar is one win away from its first Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title since 1996.Jordan Gluck made 24 saves and Jamie Vlanich had two assists to power the Rebels to a 2-0 victory over the North Okanagan Knights Friday in Armstrong.The Rebels now lead the best-of-seven KIJHL Championship series 3-0.last_img read more


South Okanagan halts Bomber winning streak

first_imgHowever, poor weather made the pitch unplayable forcing coaches to cancell the game.The teams will meet this week in West Kootenay High School Fieldhockey League play on Thursday in Castlegar, at 4:30 p.m. at Pass Creek.The West Kootenay zones are set for October 23 at Pass Creek.The winner advanced to the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships in West Vancouver.Meanwhile the LVR Junior Bombers scored a pair of wins over Rossland and South Okanagan.Emma Borhi scored a hat-trick to pace LVR to a 5-1 win over Rossland.Emma Wheeldon added two goals for LVR.Jena Wheeldon and Andrea Stinson are the last Bombers to register three goals in a game.Saturday, the Bombers continued to rock on offence, shutting out South Okanagan 5-0.Borhi scored twice while Naomi Perkins, Chiara Chirico and Ava Strautman added singles. The L.V. Rogers Bombers suffered its first loss of the 2013 High School Fieldhockey season as South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver scored a 3-1 victory in the West Kootenay Tourney this past weekend at Pass Creek pitch in Castlegar.Naomi Perkins scored the lone goal for the Bombers in the five-team tourney.”This was a very good side,” said coach Val Gibson.The Bombers opened the tourney Friday by drawing 2-2 against host Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlgar.Sarah Wade scored twice to lead the Bomber offence while Allie Zondervan added a pair of assists.The contest marked the first time Bomber keeper Tara Yowek has allowed two goals in a game.Saturday the Bombers were scheduled to play the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.last_img read more


Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Brandon Sookro

first_imgFrom the first time Brandon Sookro stepped onto the ice in a Nelson Leafs jersey as an affiliate player with the Kootenay Ice Major Midget squad, hockey people in the know could see this player has what it takes to be successful in junior hockey.Sookro took another step up the progression ladder last week when he popped in four points during a 9-1 shellacking of the Castlegar Rebels. The offensive output was the best showing of the season for the player known as “Sook” to his teammates.The South Slocan native and graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey is the latest in a long line of the Leafs Player Profiles of the Week sponsored by Nelson Home Building Centre as the Green and White begin their assault on the Cyclone Taylor Cup.Sookro & Company is back on the ice Friday when Nelson plays host to Murdoch rival, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson took the opening tilt in divisional play against the two rivals, but not much as the Hawks battle the Leafs down to the wire.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Brandon SookroNickname: SookAge: 17Height: 6-feetWeight: 170 poundsPosition: ForwardLast Team: Kootenay Ice Major Midget Championships: West Kootenay Bantam ChampionshipPre-game meal: Noodles with butter . . . no tomato sauceMusic in IPod: Country, some Hip-HopOther interests: Golf in summer and working outJunior Stats: 17 games — eight goals, five assists for 13 pointsBCMMHL Stats: 77 games — 24 goals, 17 assists for 41 pointsThe Nelson Daily.com: What type of player are you?Brandon Sookro: I feel I’m a player who can put the puck in the net. I feel I’m good in the defensive zone, and by focusing on the defensive zone; the offensive game will take care of itself.TND.com: What are your personal goals.B.Sookro: Winning the Cyclone Taylor and then going to the Keystone Cup.TND.com: No, personal goals.B.Sookro: My goal is to hopefully play Junior A next year, and if not, then Western Hockey League. I wasn’t drafted in the (WHL) Bantam draft, but I went to Swift Current’s camp during the summer as a free agent. The camp went well. I was the last cut in the top 40 and (Swift Current scouts are) looking at me throughout this year.TND.com: Your brother Ryon played for Beaver Valley. Did he give you any tips about what’s needed to be successful?B.Sookro: He’s played in the KI and knows what it’s all about. He’s played Junior A and told me how hard it is to make Junior A.TND.com: Did Ryon try to convince you to play in Beaver Valley?B.Sookro: He did a little . . .. Obviously he’s entitled to his own opinion.I actually went to Beaver Valley’s camp when I was 16. Nelson had their two 16-year-olds. But I ‘ve always wanted to play for Nelson. I’m a hometown guy and always liked the Green and White.last_img read more