Facebook70Tweet0Pin0 Today we celebrate small business. We loaded 12 articles about outstanding local businesses on our social media page. Whether you share your hard-earned dollars with one of these shops this holiday season or pick a different one, we applaud you for shopping small. Because at ThurstonTalk, we believe in community and our community is full of fantastic small businesses that deserve our attention. Cheers!Mud Bay CoffeeDowntown Olympia shopsBon Lemon and Spruce Skin & Wax ShoppeHartley JewelersEastside Big Tom’sDreesBuck’s Fifth AvenueCaptain Little Toy StoreOlympia SupplySimple ClothIron RabbitDirty Dave’s Pizza ParlorMetroWhen you find a great gift, share it with us on social media using #shopsmalloly. Know a small business that you think is worthy of a profile, drop us a note at email@example.com.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympic National ForestWith the drought and wildfires continuing to tap firefighting resources in the Northwest, managers on the Olympic National Forest have re-visited the need for additional campfire restrictions.Campfires continue to be prohibited in dispersed back country sites, as well as Lena Lake, Elkhorn, Campbell Tree Grove, and Littleton Horse Camp Campgrounds.Campfires will, additionally, be prohibited in at the Klahanie Campground and Seal Rock Campground.The Klahanie Campground is an unstaffed campground on the west side of the Peninsula, east of Forks. It is semi-remote off the beaten path without cell phone coverage. Combined with the existing vegetation, a fire start in this area could quickly spread without prompt notification and action.The Seal Rock Campground is on the east side of the Peninsula, south of Quilcene. Although accessible from Highway 101, local emergency response could be untimely if a fire start is driven by winds from the Hood Canal. This is a particular concern for the adjacent homeowners. This restriction will also align with that of the neighboring Dosewallips State Park.Where not prohibited, campfires are only allowed in Forest Service installed metal fire rings within Forest Service campgrounds. Campfire must be kept inside the metal ring with flames not more than 12 inches above the rim of the fire ring.These restrictions will remain in place until rescinded, after substantial and prolonged moisture.For more information contact Evelyn Morgan, Prevention, Olympic National Forest, 606-776-0604.
Providence St. Peter Foundation develops and provides philanthropic resources that help assure that compassionate and quality health care is available to the communities we serve, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable. In the last three years, the foundation has distributed more than $4.6 million to local Providence ministries including St. Peter Hospital, SoundHomeCare and Hospice, and Mother Joseph Care Center. Learn more at www.providence.org/giving. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Providence St. Peter Foundation Marcia Fromhold was elected to the Providence St. Peter Foundation board of directors, and will serve a three-year term.Providence St. Peter Foundation announced today that Marcia Fromhold was elected to its board of directors, and will serve a three-year term. Fromhold has spent much of her professional career in the field of education, having spent time as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Washington school districts, as well as advocating for stronger education in Washington State. Fromhold has also served the community as a board member supporting many organizations including South Puget Sound Community College Foundation, Olympia Symphony Orchestra, and more.Compassionate health care is also of long-time importance for Fromhold. Marcia’s husband, former four-term Washington state representative Bill Fromhold, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February 2010 and passed away seven months later. Marcia expressed her appreciation, “The people of Providence cared for Bill, and for me and my family throughout his treatment. I am so grateful that during one of the most difficult times of our lives we could experience the Mission of Providence in such a deeply personal way.”Foundation Executive Director, Peter Brennan, welcomed Fromhold to the board, saying, “I look forward to working with Marcia on major programs that affect the health of our entire community.”Fromhold joins a board of 28 committed individuals from a variety of backgrounds and professional fields.Retiring from the board after a combined 30 years of service are Dan Davidson, D.D.S., and Jay Rudd, M.D. In his 18 years on the board, Dr. Davidson has been a generous volunteer, board member, board president and event sponsor. Dr. Rudd joined the board in 2003, and he and his wife, Carla, served multiple times as Christmas Forest co-chairs –years that resulted in great growth in the event.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Chamber of CommerceLeadership Thurston County (LTC) and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are pleased to recognize members of the Class of 2017. Sponsored by TAGS Awards & Specialties, the graduation program is on June 14 during the monthly Thurston County Chamber Forum.During the 10-month program, participants met with local, community, and statewide leaders; learned about issues surrounding South Sound communities; expanded networks and resources; and explored numerous opportunities to get involved. Topics ranged from economic development and government to environmental issues, education, and health care. Field trips included visits to local businesses, schools and universities, public agencies, and non-profit organizations.Many thanks to Graduation Sponsor TAGS Awards & Specialties, all the employers who sponsored participants, local leaders who contributed to the monthly sessions, LTC Sustaining Trustees and Board of Regents, and the Thurston County Chamber for all their outstanding support during the past LTC year!In addition, thank you to our Forum sponsors, Schramm Marketing, Capital Mall, and Wolf Haven International.Leadership Thurston County Graduating class 2017. Photo courtesy: Thurston County ChamberThe 2017 LTC Graduates are:Bill BakerJustin BoyesJon BreinJennifer CarterCorinne DaffernMatthew DeBordJim DowningDonna FeddernDave ForsbergKari FyeCharlie GrothTraci HansenPamela Hartman BeyerTalia HastieCari HornbeinRachael JamisonJon KalarAshley LabradorAnne LarsenJosh MetcalfNick MilnerAlyssa NastasiErica OlsenKen PekolaLee PetersonDavid RossSierra RoundyColleen RustApril SleeShauna StewartJoanne StimacMeghan Sullivan GoldenbergerJacob WilliamsFor further information, please call Alisha Blain, program coordinator, at 360-357-8515 or email LTC@ThurstonChamber.com.Leadership Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation and has been developing informed, skilled and committed community leaders since 1994. For information, please visit the Leadership Thurston County’s website.
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“Hey Chris (Schuster), this is coach Charlie, dog. I’m telling you right now, today, in the sum- mertime, before we’ve even started a game yet, right, we are going to blitz every (expletive) play until your guy comes out the game. So don’t bring him to the game.” By Chris Rotolo |HOLMDEL – The president of Saint John Vianney High School called the public perception of how his office handled the dismissal of a former assistant football coach “ridiculous.”Last week, reports first arose from the Asbury Park Press about former Lancers Offensive Coordinator Charlie Rogers and a profanity-laced voicemail the ex-NFL Pro Bowler left Aug. 25 for Chris Schuster, the parent of a youth football player whose son left the Matawan American Youth Football League (AYF) team Rogers headed.Though the Lancers’ varsity football program has no affiliation with Matawan AYF,Saint John Vianney released a statement Sept. 7 announcing Rogers’ firing the previous day, and school president Joseph F. Deroba said the timeline of events is misleading.“The assumption is we knew about this for three weeks before making a decision. It’s ridiculous. Anyone who knows us knows that would never happen,” Deroba said in a Sept. 11 interview with The Two River Times.Deroba said he and Saint John Vianney officials first heard about the voicemail when the story broke Sept. 6, and proceeded to act swiftly but justly.“Once we found out what happened we took the time to have him come in and say his piece. There’s a thing called due process that we had to consider. Mr. Rogers deserved to be heard and 24 hours after hearing him out we decided to part ways,” Deroba said. “Mr. Rogers was very professional about it. He was apologetic and classy about the whole thing.”Deroba said Rogers’ acceptance of the consequences aligned with the upstanding character the former Matawan High School football star displayed while on campus.“I was at numerous practices all summer long and never once did I hear a foul word from any of our coaches, including Mr. Rogers. The kids on the team, their parents, for the most part they seemed to like him. He seemed to care for them. And I never heard that language all summer long. I’m not saying everyone is an angel.”According to reports, on the 44-second voicemail left by Rogers, the former Lancers’ coach can be heard referring to Schuster’s son, who had recently left Matawan AYF to play for St. Bart’s, an East Brunswick-based football program. “You know I’m pissed off about this (expletive) right here. And I’m telling you, I swear to God, we are going to blitz, we don’t care if we give up a badge or not, we’re blitzing everybody. We are blitz- ing every single (expletive) play. And (inaudible) that it’s a bad (expletive) move, and I don’t like it, and it’s a stupid move and we are going to blitz every single (expletive) play. Hang that (expletive) up. Every play!”Schuster was the acting president of Matawan AYF, but stepped down from his post when the organization failed to take immediate action against Rogers. However, at a Sept. 6 executive meeting of Jersey Shore AYF, Rogers was suspended indefinitely from holding any position within New Jersey AYF.Deroba said at a Catholic school like Saint John Vianney, actions like this have a consequence, “but this doesn’t make Mr. Rogers a bad person.”“He messed up, we all do. He made mistakes like we all do. But there are consequences. The consequences would be the same for me or anyone else at this school,” Deroba added. “You can’t represent a Catholic high school when you act like that.”Following Rogers’ firing, Saint John Vianney traveled to local rival Rumson-Fair Haven for a Sept. 7 meeting, and dropped a lopsided 43-6 decision to the Bulldogs.This article was first published in the Sept. 13-20, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
Becausepaddle wheelers are not fast boats, the 120-mile trip from the Cape May area toAtlantic Highlands will take 19 hours. Coincidentally,the paddle wheeler then known as the Elizabeth Ferry was built in the sameplace the Schades’ Mariner was constructed: Deltaville, Virginia. Six weeksafter he made his bid, Schade learned he’d become the proud owner of a biggerboat. This article was first published in the May 23-29, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times. Now, thisCinderella of the water ways is being reborn as the Navesink Queen, undergoinga transformation that includes adding bathrooms (they were not needed for shortcrossings), bench seats, picnic tables and other enhancements. “We’re going tofine-tune the furniture,” he said. He won’t say what he paid for the paddle wheeler, but it was far less than the $185,000 and change he thought was the winning bid. As it turned out, Schade said, that number was a bidder ID number, not the bid itself. “You haveto do the Coast Guard inspections. You have to get approvals. Once we get everythingready, we’ll probably do a friends and family cruise, and then later we’ll havean open house celebration cruise and give short boat rides around the river.” “A few of my friends had said, ‘Why don’t you get a paddle wheeler?’ ” Schade recalled. When he happened upon the notice in Boats and Harbors of a paddle wheeler up for auction, he and his wife decided to put in a bid. When he saw the numbers on the bidding site, he assumed he’d been outbid. Then he got the call saying he had won. They’regoing to need a bigger boat. But theMariner’s maximum capacity is 40 people. With the popularity of their cruisebusiness growing every year, the Schades decided the time was right to, well,get a bigger boat. Once itsettles in to its home berth in Atlantic Highlands, work on the interior willcontinue. When all the work is done, the boat will need to pass its U.S. CoastGuard inspection before it can begin taking passengers out on the water. As they’ve done on the Mariner for many years, the Schades will be happy to recommend musicians for clients wanting to charter the paddle wheeler. They’ll also offer live music cruises on the Navesink Queen as they do on the Mariner. The Schades are also hoping to acquire a second liquor license (the Mariner already has one) for the boat to accommodate parties and other special events. Before its sale, the boat was owned by Hampton Roads Transit, making 30-minute ferry trips across the Elizabeth River in Virginia. It was an unglamorous occupation. He put in a call to Hampton Roads Transit to see what kind of shape the boat was in. “Is it running?” he asked. “Well, it was yesterday,” they told him. “It was well-maintained, but not really loved,” Schade said. And best of all, there’s no need to worry about sharks. This Saturday the boat will make the journey from Yank’s Landing down by Cape May, where the Schades have been working on it since last January, to the Atlantic Highlands marina. “It needed lots of paint and cleaning, Schade said. The Schades have been operating their cruise and charter business on the river since 2004, offering sunset cruises, music and dance cruises, mansion tours and fireworks excursions aboard their wooden boat, the Mariner. Their boat is also available for charter for group get-togethers and special celebrations. Their cruises are all about the fun. “We don’t do fishing,” Schade said. The newvessel will have top deck passenger space as well as enclosed passenger spaceon the main deck, which will be heated for fall cruising. The Schades are alsoinstalling a Bluetooth sound system so passengers can play their own party mix. Capt. Dan Schade and his wife Vicky have been operating pleasure cruises here since 2004. The Navesink Queen will soon join their wooden boat, the Mariner on the Shrewsbury and Navesink. Photo courtesy Classic Boat Rides Thecouple named the new paddle wheeler in honor of the Navesink River and also intribute to Vicky’s mother. “My wife is from England, so the queen thing kind ofcame in,” Schade said. TheNavesink Queen can carry 100 people, making it possible for customers to booklarger celebrations on the boat. For Capt. Dan Schade and his wife Vicky, owners of Classic Boat Rides, that legendary line from the movie “Jaws” pretty much sums up why they decided to bid on a paddle wheeler that the captain had seen for sale in Boats and Harbors magazine.
Zarikoff was unstoppable, tossing a one-hitter and striking out 12 Northport batters. The Bomber chucker surrendered one walk as LVR did not commit an error in the game for the first time this season.The Bomber hitting attack was lead by Zarikoff Austin and Reese Tambellini, Gun Woo Park, and Hano Southam, each collecting two hits.In the opener, Austin Tambellini pitched a complete game giving up two hits, three walks and at one point in the game struck out 11 batters in a row.The difference in the game was the six unearned runs by Northport.LVR was led offensively by Zarikoff, Austin Tambellini, Casey Harrison and Matt Brind’Amour all collecting two hits. The L.V. Rogers Bombers gained a split during a doubleheader against Northport Monday in the Washington State town.Braeden Zarikoff pitched a complete game to power the Bombers to a 10-0 win over Northport.The host team won the opener 7-6.
Vlanich, coming to Nelson in the off-season from Castlegar along with Travis Wellman, had been one of the main reasons why Nelson is leading the league with a 13-0-1-1 record.Langley scouts saw the fine play of Vlanich during Nelson’s first road Okanagan road trip, prompting the Rivermen to come calling.But the experiment didn’t work out.However, the 5’9”, 160 poundTrail native, with 147 points in 130 career KIJHL games with Golden, Castlegar, Fernie, and Nelson, will be a welcome edition to the lineup after Nelson lost three times last weekend — the final blow a 9-3 pasting at the hands of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.“(Jamie) will join us this weekend,” Maida confirmed after the Rivermen released Vlanich.Vlanich will be a welcome addition to a Leaf team still reeling from a tough weekend.“I think we got to high on ourselves,” said Leaf center Linden Horswill when asked about the three-loss weekend. “At the beginning of the games we were a little too loose and things just unraveled (Sunday) in Creston.”Despite the slump, Nelson remains on top of the Neil Murdoch Division with a 15-1-1-3 record, six points in front of Beaver Valley.Next home game for Nelson is Wednesday when Grand Forks visits the NDCC Arena. According to Elite Hockey Prospect stats, the experiment lasted two games.But at least now Jamie Vlanich can put behind any “What If?” thinking as the Trail native is expected to return to the Green and White Friday when the Leafs travel to Princeton to meet the Posse in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.Vlanich rejoins the Leafs for the two-game swing through the Okanagan Conference, concluding Saturday in Osoyoos against the Coyotes, after being released from the by the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL.“Jamie brings us back another great leader on the ice,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida when asked about the return of the Vlanich, who left Nelson after scoring 12 goals and 25 assists for 37 points.“I feel we have a great group of leaders on the ice and look forward to have Jamie back in the lineup this weekend,” Maida added.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2016)–In tight quarters at the rail turning for home, veteran Holy Lute proved best in Friday’s second division of the Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes under Jamie Theriot, as he negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s newly installed hillside turf course in 1:11.23. Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Class Racing Stable, the 6-year-old horse by Midnight Lute notched his second win in a row and won with authority over course specialist Boozer.A neck winner of a five furlong turf allowance at Del Mar Aug. 31, Holy Lute was off at 10-1 in a field of 11 three year olds and up and paid $23.40, $9.00 and $7.60.“I knew if this horse had a good break, a clean trip, he’d run well,” said Cassidy. “It was a little awkward at the start, but it turned out very well. More than likely, I’d say the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Nov. 5 at Santa Anita) is where we’re headed.”In his ninth try over the course, Holy Lute notched his second win to go with four seconds. Holy Lute improved his overall mark to 27-6-6-3 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $507,332.“He ran phenomenal today,” said Theriot. “I told Jim he would run big. I told him I’d be very disappointed if he didn’t, but he did.”Boozer and third place finisher Guns Loaded survived a claim of foul for interference in mid-stretch by the rider of second choice Ohio, with Boozer securing the place by a head.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Boozer was off at 5-1 and paid $6.80 and $4.00.“He ran great, my horse ran great,” said Stevens before it was announced that the stewards ruled there would be no change to the original order of finish.Guns Loaded, the narrow 3-1 favorite with Rafael Bejarano, paid $4.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.38, 43.14 and 1:05.31.First post time for a blockbuster 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. –30–