first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 The Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department has partnered with the South Puget Sound Community Orchestra to celebrate one year of the “new” boardwalk at Percival Landing.  The evening concert will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Main Pavilion.  The pavilion is located adjacent to the grass area near the intersection of Columbia St and Olympia Ave.  There is no charge for attendance.The orchestra will play a fun variety of music, ranging from Calvin Custer’s arrangement of “The American Frontier” to “Under the Boardwalk”, popularized by R&B group, The Drifters.  Attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy from the lawn, or stroll the boardwalk and vote for their favorite art as part of the Percival Plinth Project.Phase I of Percival Landing concluded in August of 2011, and the Grand Re-Opening was held later that month.  Phase I included the addition of the Harbor House, shoreline restoration, restroom and shower renovations, two small pavilions, a new playground, and a reconstructed boardwalk.For more information, please contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360.753.8380.last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2011-12 award winning chapters will be recognized in the November/December issue of “inChemistry” magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony that will be held at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in the Spring of 2013. Award Recognizes Work to Expand Science Education and Interest in Regional Communities The Evergreen Chemistry Club has won a Commendable Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the 2011-12 academic year.The American Chemical Society award recognizes the work of the Chemistry Club in its promotion of science in the community, at The Evergreen State College, and throughout Thurston County.According to Dr. Dharshi Bopegedera, a Professor of Chemistry at Evergreen and Faculty Advisor to the Club, the award is a recognition of students’ work conducting science labs in various area schools and libraries, helping to judge science fairs, engaging in educational conferences and symposia, touring academic and industrial labs, attending the Spring National Meeting of the ACS, conducting book and canned food drives, writing successful grant proposals, and helping with the annual Science Carnival event. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Evergreen’s Science Carnival attracts thousands of people each spring seeking to expand their scientific knowledge and have fun.last_img read more

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first_imgTouting great facilities, high quality uniforms, and a proven model of teaching kids to love baseball, Black Hills Baseball encourages youth to sign up for a team.Black Hills Baseball is affiliated with Cal Ripkin Youth Baseball, a division of Babe Ruth Youth Baseball.  Black Hills Baseball serves Thurston County youth between the ages of six to twelve.According to league President, Lisa Furman, “The Cal Ripken philosophy is about teaching a love of baseball to youth while providing skilled instruction and a competitive environment.”Furman also notes that the price to enter the league is a great deal.  The Rookie league (6 – 8 year olds) fee is $90 and the entry fee for other divisions is $160.Families new to baseball will appreciate the league’s attention to creating even teams.  “When the teams are evenly matched, the games are more enjoyable and there is more opportunity for instruction,” adds Furman.Rookie coaches can bring an entire team of twelve players.  As teams move up in play, fewer players are brought to a team and more of the roster is completed via a draft.  All coaches receive official Cal Ripkin instruction and have passed required background checks and interviews.As kids grow up in the Black Hills Baseball organization, they may become more interested in competitive play.    The league recorded both the 12U and 11U state champions as well as a third place finish for the 10U all-star teams.Quality uniforms, matching major league affiliations, are an added bonus.Black Hills Baseball utilizes the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) fields as well as the diamonds at Bucknell Park and Wonderwood Park.  Furman adds that games are consistently played in central locations at quality fields and says that they have the least number of rainouts in the South Sound.“Black Hills Baseball is competitive youth baseball at its best,” summarizes Furman.To learn more about the league, visit their website. Facebook21Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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first_imgSubmitted by National Parks ServiceThe warmest day of the week so far created more active fire conditions on the Paradise Fire on Wednesday. In addition to increased fire and smoke in the Paradise Creek drainage, a second area of active fire behavior showed up in the next drainage to the east. Both of these areas of fire activity are creeping up the flanks of Pelton Peak, and both created the most smoke seen in recent days. The Wildland Fire Modules on the ground utilized their recently delivered satellite communications unit to determine the location of a hot spot picked up by an overnight infrared flight. Air operations for the day consisted of shuttling one module out of the remote fire location and rotating a new module into the fire zone.The hot and dry conditions are of concern to firefighters again today. Temperatures will be higher and relative humidity will be lower, resulting in more active fire behavior and additional smoke. Residents in the Forks area reported seeing more smoke on Wednesday, and that could happen again today. With multiple fires burning in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska and British Columbia, it is often difficult to determine which fire is producing smoke in which areas. Residents with health conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions.With the July 4th holiday weekend approaching, Olympic National Park officials would like to remind the public that there a ban on open fires in the park’s wilderness backcountry, including all locations along the coast. Campfires are permitted only in established fire grates at established front country campgrounds. Camp stoves may still be used in the park’s wilderness backcountry, but should be operated well away from flammable vegetation and forest litter. Because of the extreme conditions on the peninsula, Olympic National Forest has also implemented fire restrictions. Fireworks are illegal on federal and state lands. Check local regulations for other recreation areas. Olympic peninsula communities welcome visitors, and ask people to celebrate and recreate responsibly, keeping fire danger in mind.Information on this fire is available on Inciweb . For real time information, visit our Facebook page.  For current information about visiting Olympic National Park, as well as information about the history and role of fire in the Olympic ecosystem, please visit the park’s website. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Capital Medical Center Last year, Capital Medical Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to Behavioral Health Resources (BHR). This donation is part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint has contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. [BHR] was chosen by the hospital team in our community because it reflects LifePoint’s and Capital Medical Center’s mission of Making Communities Healthier.“We are delighted to celebrate LifePoint Health’s 20th anniversary in our community with a donation to Behavioral Health Resources,” said Mark Turner, chief executive officer (CEO) of Capital Medical Center. “LifePoint was founded on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong hospitals create strong communities. We are proud to be part of the LifePoint family and excited to continue our legacy of high quality, community-based care in Thurston County and South Puget Sound for years to come.”LifePoint was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals with 23 community hospitals in nine states. The company changed its name to LifePoint Health in 2015 as a reflection of its evolution from a hospital operator to a healthcare leader providing a range of services across the communities it serves. Today, LifePoint has 89 hospital campuses, 45+ post-acute service providers and facilities and 50+ outpatient facilities across 30 states. It has nearly 60,000 dedicated employees from coast to coast, including more than 3,000 employed providers and more than 8,600 affiliated providers.As part of its national anniversary celebration, LifePoint committed $2,000 to support causes in each of its communities. Hospitals within these communities were encouraged to select a charitable cause of their choice that reflects the needs of their respective regions.Upon a vote by its employees, Capital Medical Center chose BHR as the donation recipient to further recognize and support its mental health and chemical dependency recovery programs and services to individuals, children, youth and families in Mason, Grays Harbor and Thurston Counties.“BHR is so thankful that Capital Medical Center understands the importance of community behavioral health and has been a steadfast supporter of our efforts to serve those with major mental Illness in our community,” said Laurie Tebo, BHR Chief Executive Officer.“Behavioral health must be a part of an integrated approach to care in our community. Capital provides excellent care and partnering with BHR furthers the quality of that care by assuring completeness in treatment.“We are so fortunate to work with a major provider of quality health care to meet the health needs of all people in our community. This sort of community cooperation illustrates a focus on our clients’ wellbeing and this is where the focus needs to be,” Tebo said.“The work Behavioral Health Resources is doing in our community is impressive,” Turner stated. “Individuals in our community who need mental health and chemical dependency recovery benefit so much from the support and strength BHR provides. We’re proud to provide such resources to BHR as an extension of our mission in Making Communities Healthier.”“LifePoint is dedicated to creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said David Dill, president and CEO of LifePoint Health. “We are thrilled to be celebrating a 20-year legacy of Making Communities Healthier with our employees, physicians, board members and volunteers across the nation. We are proud of how far we have come in the last two decades and are excited to continue to collaborate with the talented team at Capital Medical Center to advance our mission in the years ahead.”For more information about Capital Medical Center, visit the Capital Medical Center website . For more information about LifePoint Health, visit the LifePoint Health website.last_img read more

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first_imgImage Courtesy: DNA IndiaAdvertisement bzelNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbijoxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2zob( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 47lWould you ever consider trying this?😱b4k2kCan your students do this? 🌚rww4hRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jofra Archer’s dream start continues as he ran the show on a rain-marred day at Headingley, Leeds to give England an early advantage.Advertisement Image Courtesy: DNA IndiaDevoid of Steve Smith, Australia roped in Marnus Labuschagne as they were put in to bat by Joe Root. The new opening pair of Marcus Harris and David Warner did not last long as Archer struck early.With Khawaja dismissed by Broad as well, the onus was on Labuschagne and Warner to rebuild the innings. Coming off a string of bad scores over the last two tests, the left-hander brought his A-game to register his first test fifty since his return. Labuschagne aided the cause as well with a half-century. The 111-run stand was brought down by Archer to trigger a collapse that would see the next 7 wickets fall for just 43 runs.Advertisement The speedster was the main architect after picking up six wickets to destroy the lower middle and tail order. Only Tim Panie managed to get to double figures apart from Warner and Labuschagne with 11 runs. The play was, however, called off early as a result of bad light.Advertisement Read Also:WI vs Ind 1st Test Day 1 Review: Rahane’s rescue deny Windies a blazing startShubman Gill reveals how Rahul Dravid changed his career Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement ntNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz5uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E12gh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) amyWould you ever consider trying this?😱ortzCan your students do this? 🌚wlRoller skating! Powered by Firework Marcus Rashford is a product of the Manchester United academy and fans always hope that an academy product resonates the values of the club. It so happens that Rashford is right on the money when it comes to that.Advertisement The pacey English forward arranges for a cancer-survivor fan from the US to attend a game at Old Trafford.Advertisement Rashford scored the only goal of the game last weekend against Leicester and hopefully his fine form will continue as the season progresses.Today, an internet outrage took place on The Sun as the media outlet published sensitive and privacy breaching news on the personal life of cricketer Ben Stokes’ mother. Rashford took a firm stand on the matter by saying “Ben Stokes and his family deserve better”. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgFREEHOLD – An 86-year-old man is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy, following a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Tinton Falls Police Department, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Albert DeCresci, formerly of Rumson but a resident in Tinton Falls at the time of the incident, is charged with one count each of second degree sexual assault and third degree endangering the welfare of a child, after police allege he was found in the act of the sexual assault.DeCresci is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option, as set by Monmouth County Superior County Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C., who also ordered he have no contact with his victim and not return to the scene of the crime if he is released.If convicted of sexual assault, DeCresci faces a sentence of 10 years in a New Jersey state prison without parole, subject to the provisions of “Megan’s Law” and Community Supervision for Life following his release from state prison.If convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, DeCresci faces a sentence of three to five years in prison.Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fichter, Director of the Office’s Special Victims Bureau.Detective Delisa Brazile, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-620-4045, or Detective Robert Wilson, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400 ext. 443.last_img read more

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first_imgPope Francis’ visit to the United States is of great interest to Catholics and the public in general, escalating this week with his Year of Mercy statement calling on priests to forgive the sin of abortion.Still, area Roman Catholic churches have been slow to organize any events to celebrate the pontiff’s trip. Pope Francis will be in the U.S. from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, with appearances in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.This week The Two River Times reached out to 10 Two River area Catholic Churches to see what has been planned. Those who responded to phone calls said nothing has been planned.One parish, however, St. Benedict, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, sees an educational opportunity. The seventh and eighth graders in the accompanying school will participate in a “Pope Watch Party,” and watch Pope Francis’ historic address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24, the first Catholic Pope to do so. During the session, teachers will be live tweeting on Twitter about their students’ reaction and the event with the hashtag #pope2congress, according to Denise Contino, St. Benedict’s director of religious instruction. This is being done in conjunction with the Ignatian Solidarity Network, which describes itself as a national social justice education and advocacy network inspired by the work of St. Ignatius of Loyola.Contino plans to repeat the viewing the following week for the non-St. Benedict religious instruction students.This summer St. Benedict had emailed to parish and student families information about “Flat Francis” – an approximately one-foot cutout of the pontiff – asking them to honor the pope’s coming visit by taking the good-natured photos with the cutout while on vacation or traveling, sending photos to Catholic Extension, a Catholic charitable organization, by way of the Twitter hashtag #FlatFrancis. “There’s ton of pictures on that already,” Contino said.Rayanne Bennett, director of public relations for the Diocese of Trenton, acknowledged this week while many individual Catholics have obtained the tickets for Pope Francis’ appearances in New York City and Philadelphia, “it’s slow in coming,” for the diocese’s various parishes to organize events in recognition of the visit. Given in August things slow down as many take their vacations, there wasn’t much in the way of organizing, Bennett pointed out. But now, she suspected church groups and parish volunteers will likely be working on get-togethers, watching parties, to catch the Papal events with friends. “And I think more are in formulation,” to be announced shortly.The diocese will put together a list of various parish activities to commemorate the Pope’s visit. That will be released to the media shortly, according to Bennett.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Laura D.C. Kolnoski |TINTON FALLS – Following approval by the Tinton Falls Planning Board earlier this month, Head of School Mary Sciarrillo anticipates the expansion of Trinity Hall all-girls high school will be completed in time for the 2018-19 academic year.Plans call for the construction of a two-story addition to the school at 101 Corregidor Road, with a footprint of 11,230-square-feet and total area of 22,460-square-feet, adding additional classrooms, office/administrative space, a multipurpose room, a chapel and a new entrance lobby, officials said.“We are looking forward to a winter 2018 groundbreaking once all permits are secured,” Sciarrillo said. “The new addition will double our classroom capacity and allow us to serve our growing student population.”Originally located in Middletown, the college preparatory high school purchased, renovated and moved in to the vacant child development/daycare center on the former Fort Monmouth U.S. Army base to start the 2015-16 school year. Trinity Hall spent $2 million for the 7.4-acre parcel with its 19,600-square-foot, one-story building built in 1996. The building was intended for educational re-use by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), the public-private agency overseeing the fort’s redevelopment. The school’s expansion plan received unanimous approval from FMERA members last October, the first hurdle before the project went before the Tinton Falls Planning Board.“The opening of Trinity Hall marked another milestone in the fort’s redevelopment,” said Dave Nuse, FMERA director of real estate. “Bringing an excellent school on site was essential to developing the dynamic community we’ve envisioned.” The 1,127-acre fort, which spans portions of Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls, was closed by the Army in 2011. Under FMERA, parcels of land and buildings are being leased and sold for technology, educational, business, residential, retail and public uses.Last fall, Theresa Kiernan, Trinity Hall’s director of advancement and admissions, placed enrollment at 201 students in grades nine through 11.“Our students come from over 45 different sending schools throughout Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties,” Kiernan said. “Our location has allowed us to reach a diverse, academically focused group of young women, providing them with a single-sex option for high school where none existed before.” The school teaches in the “Catholic tradition.”“We remain committed to our students and their families and are ready to be a resource for local businesses, nonprofits, municipal leadership, educators and the community,” Sciarrillo said. “We vow to be good neighbors and responsible citizens as we help to revitalize this beautiful town. We feel fortunate to be in Tinton Falls and feel blessed to have the support of this community. Once we moved to our permanent and forever home on historic Fort Monmouth, we realized just how much opportunity we can provide to our greater community.”A gala to raise funds for the school’s capital campaign, entitled “Celebrating the Year of Branching Out,” is planned for March 9 at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park.This article was first published in the Feb. 1-8, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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