Commission Will Hear Overview of Marine Fueling Facility Program

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA, WA – The Port of Olympia Commission will hear the first overview of marine fueling facilities at their regular meeting on Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m., at the LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board Room, 500 Adams Street NE in downtown Olympia.“We received a petition of more than 800 signatures requesting the Port to open a marine fueling station in Budd Inlet,” said Jeff Davis, Commission President. “So we asked staff to take a hard look at what would be required to make such a project successful for residential and visiting boaters, the downtown community and Thurston County citizens. We also asked the Port’s Citizen Advisory Committee to develop a public participation plan to ensure that we have community involvement.“We invite everyone who is interested to come to the meeting on Monday the 13th, listen to the alternatives, and give us your feedback. We want to hear from you,” Davis said.The presentation is expected to include a summary of work to date on the Port’s Marine Fueling Facility Program, including a history of marine fueling facilities in the Budd Inlet area, various fuel dock alternatives and evaluations, and general program financing issues.last_img read more

Lacey City Council Seeking Youth Representatives to Council Advisory Boards

first_imgSubmitted by The City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council is currently seeking applicants to serve as youth representatives on the Parks Board, Historical Commission, and Library Board. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in the government process while serving their community.Eligible candidates should be 16 to 18 years of age, enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a public, private, or home school within the North Thurston Public School District, and be a resident of Lacey or its urban growth area. Applications will be accepted through June 1. The term of office is for one year from September to September and is limited to one term. The youth representative will be appointed by the Mayor.Interested volunteers can contact Jenny Bauersfeld at (360) 413-4387, or by email at  Applications are also available in the Career Center of any NTPS high school, and on the City’s website at Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Olympia Community School Welcomes New Teacher, Changes Location

first_imgFacebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Community SchoolJoanna Gibson joins the Olympia Community School teaching a fourth/fifth grade class. Photo courtesy Olympia Community SchoolThurston County’s oldest alternative secular elementary school will be all about “the new” this September – gleaming new child-friendly facilities, a newly added fifth grade, and now a new, highly skilled teacher.Joanna Gibson will join the Olympia Community School (OCS) to teach the school’s small fourth/fifth grade class. Gibson joins OCS from teaching fifth grade at Bordeaux Elementary in Shelton. She also taught at Lincoln Options in Olympia, the Montessori School of Northern Virginia, and the Twin Oaks homeschooling cooperative, also in Virginia. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.OCS students began the school year in a brand new building. Photo courtesy: Olympia Community School“We are thrilled to have Joanna join OCS,” said Jane Zerbe, OCS board president. “She is wonderfully suited to do what we do here – inspire, motivate, and challenge our kids. She will empower our students by nurturing their natural curiosity and desire to learn, their belief in themselves, and their ability to participate fully in their community with respect for self, others, and the earth.”“I’m excited to be joining OCS for many reasons,” Gibson said. “One big one is my ability to work one-on-one with each child when needed. My class will be small. In my experience, that is critical to effective teaching.”OCS class sizes never exceed 14 students to one teacher, which is significantly fewer than in public schools, where the number of students can be nearly double. Students at OCS enjoy a wide variety of activities and small class sizes. Photo courtesy: Olympia Community SchoolThe decision to add a fifth grade and become a complete elementary school is a natural progression “We are thriving. More parents are recognizing the value of an alternative elementary education,” Zerbe said.Founded in 1973, Olympia Community School offers two-year kindergarten beginning at age 4 through fifth grades to meet the demand for quality alternative education.The expansion is an exciting opportunity for the community, and OCS plans to host a Grand Opening event, as well as ongoing tours of their new facility.  Enrollment for the 2016/17 school year is nearly full, interested parents should contact the school at or call 360.866.8047.last_img read more

Watch: Unreal giant Lion hologram used in inauguration of the Estudiantes de la Plata…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@EdelpOficial)Advertisement k8pNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdbgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8ro( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7yj9oofWould you ever consider trying this?😱jz95Can your students do this? 🌚7pxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Not many football fans are familiar with Estudiantes de La Plata. Its a football club based in La Plata, Argentina and competes in the Argentine Primera División. Well, they are about to become famous for the most bizarre way of reopening their home ground- the Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi, with a hologram of a giant Lion!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@EdelpOficial)The stadium, closed down in September 2005, was under a 14 year long renovation process. What’s a better way to give the fans a legendary reopening of the ground than to hologram a huge red Lion marching across the stadium? Check out in the clip below, courtesy of the club’s official Twitter handle.Advertisement The wild beast, a symbolic icon of the club that has got the nickname ‘El León’ (The Lion), was the perfect treat for the supporters who gathered in thousands to fill up the seats. The Lion was seen jumping on the roof with a growl, and marching across the stadium before jumping onto the ground.Former Argentina superstars Juan Sebastián Verón and Gabriel Milito are currently the Chairman and Manager of the club, respectively. Established in 1905, the club has won 6 Primera División titles and one Intercontinental Cup in 1968. They are currently 7th in the domestic league. Advertisementlast_img read more

Environment NJ to Discuss Water Report Oct. 22 at BCC

first_imgLINCROFT – Doug O’Malley, interim executive director of Environment New Jersey, will discuss his organization’s recent report on New Jersey’s deteriorating water quality at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at Brookdale Com­munity College’s Warner Student Life Center.The meeting is open to the public, the college’s students, and members of the N.J. Friends of Clearwater and the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Group of the Sierra Club.O’Malley will explain how the state legislature’s actions have contributed to the pollution and what regulatory actions should be taken to reverse this deterioration. In particular, O’Malley will discuss Raritan River and Bay, the Navesink and Shrews­bury Rivers, and Barnegat Bay. Only one creek, originating in a northwestern state park, is pollution-free. All of the state’s other bodies of water are polluted.In the past few years, the state legislature has loosened a number of state Department of Environ­mental regulations on water quality and pollution controls. In opposition, environmentalists argue that, given the state’s pollution problems, controls should be stricter.The DEP’s commissioner, Bob Martin, has said he will include economic considerations in addition to environmental rules when assessing developers’ applications. Last month, Gov. Christie vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have blocked the transport and treatment of controversial gas “fracking” wastewater generated from both in-state and out-of-state gas exploration.O’Malley’s presentation is hosted by Brookdale Com­munity College’s Environ­mental Club to encourage BCC students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental regulations.During the Lincroft meeting, a cash buffet begins at 6 p.m. and O’Malley’s presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

Beacon Hill Country Club Earns Eco-Friendly Badge

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The game of golf is played among natural beauty, and Beacon Hill Country Club is doing its part to preserve and enhance its course and property. The ACSP provides an educational service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs, an effort that Mueller credits golf course superintendent Tim Meyer for spearheading. Earlier this month Beacon Hill Country Club received recognition in environmental planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses, a worldwide initiative administered by Audubon International which is designed to help golf courses and open green spaces maintain their property to higher and healthier standards.“This is certainly a designation that we’re ver y proud of,” said Alexander Mueller, Beacon Hill Country Club general manager. “It’s always been a goal of ours to maintain a course that is environmentally friendly and harmonious with nature, but with this program we saw an opportunity to increase our standards even further.” One club member, Robert Breeden, has been an advocate for ACSP enrollment and said he’s witnessed a concerted effort by his fellow members to live up to the standards set by the program.“I can speak for our membership when I say that we’re proud and thrilled to be ACSP certified,” Breeden said. “This is a significant accomplishment, a three-year process, in which we have to demonstrate environmental leadership in the golf industry. To do that takes an effort from all of our members. And now we have to continue to educate our fellow golfers and club members about the benefits of maintaining this effort.”A bird watcher as well as an avid golfer, Breeden spoke of the importance of not only maintaining the club’s efforts for a healthier environment but sustaining it for generations to come.“Cemeteries and golf courses are really the only green spaces left in suburbia, so we have a big responsibility to take care of ours and ensure that it’s taken care of when we’re no longer here,” Breeden said. “Part of the experience of playing golf is enjoying the natural surroundings. And being part of the ACSP is only going to benefit our grounds, our golfers and the game itself.”This article first appeared in the June 21 – 28, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Beacon is the 19th golf course in New Jersey to be included in ACSP and is the first course in Monmouth County to earn the designation.“There is a movement amongst courses taking place around the world, especially in areas of this country near the Everglades and in other coastal regions where people are really making an effort to take care of these sensitive environments,” Mueller said. “We’re excited to be piggybacking off those efforts and joining the movement.” After the environmental plan is designed, approved and implemented, properties in the program may apply for recognition in wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, water quality management, and outreach and education by demonstrating they have met minimum requirements for each category.Once the course has been recognized in all categories, they are designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. By joining and participating in the ACSP, Beacon Hill Country Club will be involved in projects that enhance habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. These projects may include placing nesting boxes for cavity-nesting birds such as bluebirds and swallows, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, conserving water and maintaining food and cover for wildlife.With an 88-acre course that includes pockets of wetlands, several freshwater streams and irrigation ponds and various local wildlife, Mueller believes these projects will only be successful if the club’s membership adopts a similar mindset.last_img read more

Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week — Nelson Curling Club Champions

first_imgIn the Friday Night Mixed league, Team Haynes triumphed 10-6 over the Winters/Grainger rink to claim the overall title.The rink includes, Ken Haynes, Chris Haynes, Sandi Haynes and Gloria Beecham (spare).In the men’s event, the Roger May foursome outlasted the Salviulo rink to clinch the crown.The team includes, skip Roger May, Steve Greenwood, Jamie Tedesco, and Graham Jamin.The May rink also won the right to represent Nelson in the B.C. Club Challenge (Kootenays) in Invermere at the end of March.In the Ladies event, Kelli May rink edged out Sherri McIvor for the top prize. The May rink includes, Kalyn May, Erin May, Jade May and Kelli May. (See men’s and ladies rink pictures below.) Nothing like St. Paddy’s Day falling on the same night at the Nelson Curling Club crowning its club champions.So there was plenty of curling spirit flowing as the club celebrated its 2012 winners.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to recognize all the winning rinks with Team of the Week accolades.The winning rinks from the three leagues include:last_img read more

Even Lions . . . B.C. Lions, catch fish on Kootenay Lake

first_imgThey were definitely amazed by the sights and the fishing.  They do want to come back and hopefully bring the rest of the team with them next time. Rainbows up to 22 pounds & Dollies up to 15 pounds have been caught lately.  We’re also seeing lots of smaller fish starting to feed. Now that the insects are out and floating on the water, we should see more and more surface action.  Looking forward to the next six weeks.What are they biting on ???Since most of the fish are coming to the surface to feed, we are mainly running our bucktail flies.  My favorite colors have been: black/wht, grey/wht, green/wht.  Common numbers have been: 210, 215, 228 Also using my favorite Lyman plugs and Apex lures on the calmer days.  My favorites have been:  black/silver, silver/gold, blue/green or lucky numbers of #10, #53, #55, #135. We’ve also managed a few fish on the downriggers.  Still using the old flasher/hoochie combo for the dollies.  But we’re catching lots on my favorite plugs again down deep.  Magic depths have been 60′, 80′, and 100′. The water temperature is rising slowly.  Lately I’ve had readings between 41-44 degrees.  So, it shouldn’t be long before these fish really turn on!! My Favorite time of year has arrived. Gerrard’s are Spawning It’s also that time of year when these amazing fish head up to spawn.  The latest counts have us predicting another great run.  The count as of  May 3 saw over 700 fish at the grounds.Looks like the beginning of another great run.  If you get a chance to see this amazing sight, it is well worth the trip. There’s usually fish up at the bridge until about the second week of May.  So, you might still have a chance to check it out.  Maybe a nice Mother’s Day picnic.  Always worth the trip. A little tip for everybody:  try to get up there earlier in the morning before the wind picks up.  It makes for better viewing. If you want to check on the latest numbers, go to the ministry’s web site for a current count.  Check it out at: next month or two should be fantastic fishing. So, Let’s Get Out There !! Tight lines…..Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Even managed to take a few of the Grey Cup champions B.C. Lions out on the boat while they were in town. They only had a couple of hours to spare, but the fish co-operated.  They hooked into four or five fish that all seemed to be between 8-10 pounds.  A good introduction to Kootenay Lake for them.  It’s time for the latest fishing report from Kerry Reed at Reel Adventures Charters.Kootenay Lake Spring fishing is here.Although the weather might not indicate it. The water has been rising constantly.  Now we just need the temperatures to start rising and the good fishing will follow. The higher water means more debris floating around in the water.  Which means more food on the surface.  This should start to bring most of the fish to the surface to feed. The forecast looks pretty good for the next week or so. My favorite time is coming up.  Usually by the middle of May, our water temperature has warmed up and the fish begin to get aggressive. We have had some good days lately with five to 12 fish being caught in a day.  Also had some tougher days with only a couple.  Every day is different.last_img read more

Total Chaos completes wire-to-wire season by capturing Mixed Slopitch Title

first_imgThe game was a close affair throughout the contest with Total Chaos, finishing the regular season with a 19-0 record, holding off a late charge to edge Main Jet.In the B final, OK Tire got past Competition to capture bragging rights.In the C-Division Championship, Whitewater got past Shamballer to claim the crown.Twenty teams are entered into the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League, which begins play in April. Total Chaos completed a wire-to-wire finish by edging Main Jet 10-9 to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday at the Lakeside Diamonds.The victory over Main Jet completed an undefeated season for the Regular Season and Playoff Champions.last_img read more

Gorn backstops Leafs to sixth-straight win, Beaver Valley dumps Rebels

first_imgSix in a row! Six in a row!Billy Gorn stopped 28 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Spokane Braves Friday night in the Lilac City.The win was the sixth consecutive win for the Green and White, setting up a showdown Saturday in the Bavarian City against KIJHL heavyweight, Kimberley Dynamiters.Colum Mcgualey, Andy Fitzpatrick, Logan Wullum and Aigne-McGeady-Bruce with a pair, scored for Nelson. The Leafs held period leads of 3-0 and 5-0 as the visitors peppered Blake Norman with 51 shots in the Braves net.Gorn, 20, continues to lead by example in the Nelson goal after being acquired before the recent BC Amateur Hockey roster deadline. The Edmonton native is undefeated as a member of the Nelson Leafs goaltending tandem that includes Devin Allen.Nelson moves into a third-place tie with Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch Division standings, and trails Grand Forks Border Bruins by a point for second.Castlegar lost 6-2 in Fruitvale Friday to Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a penalty-filled contest.Jaxen Gemmell led the Hawks with three points, including two goals while Sam Swanson and Mitch Foyle each had two points.Ed Lindsay and Logan Styler scored for Castlegar.Meanwhile, Grand Forks Border Bruins lost 2-1 to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the East Kootenay City.last_img read more