Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery earned two medals at the 2014 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thirty experienced judges from around the country completed over 2,000 evaluations of wine from 8 countries and 37 states and provinces between April 30 and May 3, 2014.Maritime Moscato, a sparkling Muscat crafted with grapes from Upland Vineyards in the Snipes Mountain AVA, earned a silver medal. A portion of the proceeds of this wine benefits the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, Washington. This label features an original watercolor by Blain Roberts surf partner, Darryl Easter of Camarillo, California.Night Watch, a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and sweet dark cherry, also earned a silver medal. This wine benefits Harbor Home Health & Hospice. The art on this label was created by Oregon artist Cathy Peek.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Tour in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’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. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Facebook8Tweet0Pin1 Submitted by Flamenco OlympiaOnce again Olympia’s Washington Center for Performing Arts is privileged to host a distinguished music and dance performance from Spain. With their annual United States tour, Conservatorio Fundación Flamenco Casa Patas of Madrid, Spain, is in pursuit of its mission to promote the unique art of flamenco — which was recently recognized by UNESCO as a “Contribution… and Cultural Heritage of Humanity”—not only to perform but also teach flamenco worldwide.This program is supported by the Government of Spain through its Honorary Consul in Seattle, which brings over 120 cultural events from Spain to the Northwest, including Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall and Town Hall in Seattle, Meany Hall/UW, and Olympia. This, their 5th appearance in Olympia, introduces two new dancers here for their performance:This year, Casa Patas presents Flamenco(s) of Lead and Copper.Accompanied by talented cantaores and musicians, the explosive dances of Mariana Collado and Carlos Chamorro lead us into the mysterious world of flamenco — with an allusion to metallurgy, in which primitive elements are extracted, refined and fused to new strengths and grandeur.Mariana Collado, creator of this program, is a graduate of the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory of Spain and has performed widely with many eminent flamenco artists, including Cristina Hoyos and Antonia Gades, ranging from intimate tablaos in Spain to prestigious international festivals.Carlos Chamorro’s acclaim both as dancer and choreographer led to his position of soloist and principal dancer of the Spanish National Ballet, and recognition as “ambassador” of Spanish dance internationally, on stages from Moscow to New York. He has received major awards throughout his career, including Spain’s “Most Outstanding Dancer Prize – 2012”.Flamenco Casa PatasThe Washington Center for Performing Arts512 Washington St SE, Olympia WA 98501Olytix.org or 360-753-8586For information regarding year-round flamenco events in the Olympia area contact: Ianus Foundation/Flamenco Project at email@example.com
Facebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County EDCThurston EDC is hosting an “Expanding Your Business in China Workshop” June 29, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey.With the world’s largest population, China is the second largest economy as well as the second largest importer and consumer in the world. China has now entered a new development stage when consumption keeps increasing, indicating enormous potential for the growth of imports.In the next five years, China is expected to import products and services valuing more than 10 trillion U.S. Dollars, which provides a historic opportunity for enterprises across the region to enter the huge Chinese market.
Image Courtesy: Cricket Addictor/NDTVAdvertisement 9aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vswql5wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewh25mg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rj97Would you ever consider trying this?😱7u87Can your students do this? 🌚3fRoller skating! Powered by Firework An argument against the decision of the umpire is considered against the ‘Code of Conduct’ in the game of cricket. But, you prove him wrong and also you get to keep your strike? Yes you’ve read it right, the Indian youngster Shubman Gill did exactly that. As Punjab took on Delhi in their Ranji Trophy match today at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Shubman Gill reversed the decision of dismissal by the umpire, and continued the game!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Cricket Addictor/NDTVThe Punjab opener was on 10 runs, when he was caught behind in Delhi bowler Suboth Bhati’s delivery. While the straight umpire Mohammed Rafi gave the decision of out, Gill didn’t leave the 22 rewards, and was on a heated quarrel with the official. The match was paused for several minutes.However, following a discussion with the square leg umpire Paschim Pathak, and Rafi reversed his decision.Advertisement In the post match interview with PTI, Delhi cricket team’s manager Vivek Khurana narrated the incident, and also his team’s reaction.“The straight umpire had adjudged Shubman caught behind and the batsman then walked up to the umpire and was seen having an argument asking him to reverse his decision. The straight umpire then consulted the square leg umpire and reversed his decision,” Khurana told reporters.Advertisement However, Gill couldn’t retain his wicket for too long, as he was caught by Anuj Rawat in Simarjeet Singh’s spell in the 14th over. The 20 year old scored 23 runs off 41 balls with 4 boundaries.Although there has been no words from match referee P Ranganathan on Gill for breaching the ‘Code of Conduct’ yet, but any disagreement against the decision of the umpire is considered a Level 1 offence, and there is a possibility that the youngster will be charged with the same.Khurana continued: “Our skipper (Nitish) Rana just asked the umpires as to why they overturned the initial decision. We never walked out. The match referee (Ranganathan) came in and play resumed as usual.” The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) worded in their opinion as why the visitor team had a query to the match officials about the reversal of Gill’s dismissal.“The match was halted for seven to eight minutes. There was nothing untoward. Our boys felt that Gill was out and that’s why they asked the umpires why the decision was reversed.” Vinod Tihara, the general secretary of DDCA said.Onthe other hand, Punjab Cricket Association official GS Walia has cleaned Gill off any bad conduct against the umpire.“He just told the umpire that he had not nicked the ball. All of us have seen Shubman, he is a very polite and calm boy.” Walia told reporters.At stumps, the Punjab team are at 266 runs for 8 wickets.Also read-Path to success: Shubhman Gill wants a change in mindset in order to adapt to senior level5 underrated cricketers who will have a big impact for India in 2020 Advertisement
By John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – There’s plenty to be done as the borough continues to work its way back after Super Storm Sandy and Mayor Dina Long is glad for the help Sea Bright received from a handful of county inmates.“There is no shortage of projects in Sea Bright,” Long said as she and representatives from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office joined seven inmates from the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, as the inmates provided the labor for some work on the borough’s beachfront.Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officer Thomas Johnson is joined by Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long while overseeing inmates from the county correctional institution cleaning the beach in Sea Bright.Five to seven inmates traveled to the borough for much of the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1 and cleared mounds of sand; cleaned up debris and trash; shoveled sand off of walkways along the borough’s sea wall along Ocean Avenue; and other needed work, according to Cynthia Scott, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.The group also worked on cleaning up the borough’s police headquarters that had been damaged in the late October storm, Long noted.The seven men, clad in orange jumpsuits, were stringing a length of dune fencing on Thursday, Jan. 31, along a section of beach located behind the borough hall and the former Donovan’s Reef bar site on Ocean Avenue.The fence is being erected in a zigzag pattern along that stretch to catch shifting sand and to build up the dunes. It’s an important step in helping rebuild the beaches, Long said.The mayor was happy to get the help. “We’re real lucky that Monmouth County has this program,” Long said.Over the last few weeks crews from the sheriff’s Inmate Labor Program have been working in Belmar and Bradley Beach, helping with those towns’ recovery and cleanup efforts. They are scheduled to be in Millstone the next week, Scott said.“I think this program is a good opportunity to help these towns” impacted by Sandy, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said in a phone interview.The sheriff’s office has had the labor program for about 10 years. During his time as sheriff, Golden, who was elected in 2010, said he has increased it, with an average of three crews of five to eight inmates each, out in the field in any given week.The sheriff’s office operates the county’s 1,328-bed correctional facility and permits inmates incarcerated for minor offenses, usually first-time offenders, to participate in the program. It allows the inmates access outside of the facility, usually for five to six hours a day, and permits them to accumulate credits which could result in an overall reduction of their sentences, Golden said.The workforce is available at no cost to the communities, according to Scott.Sea Bright has benefitted from the program previously with crews coming to the borough to participate in the annual spring Project Clean Shores program, according to Long.
LAKE COMO – The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation (JSJBF) will host its 13th Annual Harpin’ Help from 12:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Bar Anticipation, 703 Sixteenth Ave.The all-day music event features continuous live music and harmonica acts organized by local musician Sandy Mack. The event will generate funding for JSJBF’S operational expenses and collect nonperishable food items and paper products for Lunch Break of Red Bank.Mack of Wall Township, who is a volunteer for the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, has been putting Harpin’ Help together throughout its history.“Harpin’ Help offers something for everyone with a variety of musical styles and artists,” said Mack who is a harmonica player. “We all enjoy getting together each year to share our talents to benefit the Jersey Shore jazz and blues community and people in need.”All ages are welcome to attend the day of live music on two stages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be 50/50 raffles, food available for purchase and a cash bar.Admission is $20 at the door or $15 when a guest brings a minimum of two cans of nonperishable food items or paper goods.Additional information about Harpin’ Help 2013, is available by visiting the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation website at www.jsjbf.org or calling 732-933-1984.
The Two River Times is pleased to welcome our newest advertiser, ShopRite, offering quality, variety and value in 29 supermarkets in central New Jersey, including Aberdeen, Hazlet, Marlboro, Middletown, Neptune and West Long Branch.To celebrate, the store has been offering a rare coupon that is worth $10 off a $100 purchase at any of its stores. Look for it in the newspaper at your newsstand, or subscribe to the TRT to get your copy on Thursdays by calling 732-784-7582.The owners are the Saker family, who have been in the grocery business for the past 100 years after starting with a small “mom and pop” shop in Freehold. The Sakers strive to provide a “World Class Shopping Experience” by exceeding customer expectations.The Sakers support their local communities through fundraising efforts to provide support for people suffering from ALS as well as those afflicted with childhood blindness. Following Superstorm Sandy, Saker ShopRite pledged $200,000 to several Monmouth County charities involved with Sandy relief. The local stores support their towns in a variety of different ways.
HOLMDEL – A technology company with a history of working with the military, including Fort Monmouth, will be the first to occupy space at the former Bell Labs complex, now called Bell Works.Holmdel Mayor Eric Hinds said Symbolic Systems will be the first official occupant of the 2,000,000 square-foot Bell Works, currently undergoing a massive renovation under owner Somerset Development of Lakewood.Regarding the hotel/conference center, Hinds would only say that a deal “is close but not done. We’re hopeful for an announcement by July. We hoped to announce it last January.”In addition to the new tenant, local officials will soon launch a fund-raising effort to cover the costs of relocating the municipal library from the basement of Township Hall to a new 18,000 square-foot space inside Bell Works, donated by Somerset. The township must supply construction, equipment and furnishings.Symbolic Systems Inc., a provider of information technology, data engineering and software development is currently located in an office building at 106 Apple Street, Tinton Falls. Other offices are located in Aberdeen, Maryland, where many former Fort Monmouth employees and personnel transferred to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) after the New Jersey base closed in 2005.Founded by Frank Ponzio Jr. in 1968, Symbolic Systems, Inc. also works with private industry, the federal Dept. of Defense, and government entities. Its Maryland facility was established as part of the federal BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) process. Ponzio holds several patents for his inventions and designs.Fort Monmouth, which is still owned by the Army, has been on an almost parallel course with Bell Works to attract technology and business tenants.“I’ve been frustrated, but it’s best I remain positive,” Mayor Hinds said last week. “I’m excited about all the activity going on now. About two dozen solid companies are in the loop but nothing has closed. My biggest hope is that the hotel/conference center would take a substantial piece, leading to a lot of other synergistic tenants. The vision is to make Bell Works the East Coast Silicon Valley. It has that history.” He said prospective tenants include primarily technology companies and professionals, including a certified public accounting firm, a law firm and an engineering company. Most are from New Jersey.Bell Works also envisions retail, restaurant, and entertainment uses, creating an indoor “town square” for Holmdel.Somerset President Ralph Zucker told the Two River Times on May 26, “Bell Works has received much interest including letters of intent from potential tenants. Although (we are) unable to share specific information at this time due to legal reasons, we are excited to see the vision of Bell Works come to life.”“The public can expect to see a completely revamped pedestrian street spanning the entire length of this magnificent building. Everything that cluttered the atrium has been removed to create an incredible cathedral-like space,” he added. Internationally renowned architect Eero Saarinen designed the building in 1959.Bell Works was recently featured in filmmaker Daniel Arsham’s “Future Relic ‘03”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. According to Beckerman PR of Hackensack, Somerset’s public relations representative, Arsham’s team reached out in 2014 through Bell Works’ architect, Alex Gorlin. Arsham, a fan of Saarinen’s work, visited the 473-acre site and deemed it the “perfect location.”“The building is so far ahead of its time,” Mayor Hinds said. “The infrastructure is there for mixed use. A lot of capital is being spent. In fairness to Somerset, it is a challenging time in New Jersey. I’ve met with people from the state’s ‘Choose NJ’ economic development program. New Jersey is not doing a good job driving business into it; we’re doing a good job of driving business out. There are not enough large employers south of the (Driscoll) bridge. It’s going to take six to eight years for the building to be fully occupied. We need to be patient, realize the right vision, and get the right mix of tenants.” Hinds said that commercial real estate firm Garibaldi Group of Chatham has been working on securing tenants for Bell Works for over a year, but much work had to be done before it could be marketed.As far as the donation of space for the township library and learning center, Deputy Mayor Gregory Buontempo said, “Ralph Zucker wanted to do something positive to make the building part of the community.” Other options for the relocation and expansion were considered but discounted due to high costs. “Having it inside Bell Works saves taxpayers the extra financial burden.”“We want a dynamic library that will accommodate today’s needs and Holmdel’s future needs,” Buontempo said. “We hope to kick off the effort in the next few months with the goal of raising $1.8 million.”Township Architect Anthony Iovino is working with Somerset Development on the design. Iovino has previous experience creating libraries and studied Saarinen’s work in school.“At first I was concerned about locating the library in a multi-use building,” Buontempo said. Our architect told me it’s just the opposite. Minneapolis put their library in a mall and attendance went up 400 percent. Times have changed and libraries are evolving. Now I think it’s a home run.”“Somerset is willing to help us move in sooner,” Mayor Hinds said. “We want to be in sooner than later. It will be more than a library. It will be a community heartbeat.”Toll Brothers’ plan for 40 estate homes and 185 “active adult” carriage homes on the main interior road leading to the building remain on hold. In its agreement with Somerset, Holmdel officials built in a stipulation that residential construction cannot begin until 20 percent of the building is leased or occupied.“That’s how we protected ourselves,” Hinds said. The homes, which generated significant controversy among local opponents, must also undergo the lengthy approval processes of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Almost four hours later the team met up at Kokanee Cabin.The Nelson Trail Running Series is hosting a trail race Saturday, September 8 at Svaboda Road Parking Lot with proceeds from the race going toward to improvements of the Nelson running trails.The race begins at 9 a.m. with registration from 8-8:45 a.m.To help with the cause Mallard’s Source for sports is selecting the Kokanee Glacier Traverse group at Team of the Week.The contingent includes, right to left, Richard Klein, Sasha Kalabis, Randy Richmond, Carolyn Donnelly, Lex Baas, Yogita Bouchard, Tim Sander, Greg Smith, Jon Francis, Rahul Khosla, person unknown and Andrew Stoltz. Members of the Nelson Trail Running Series recently went on a Kokanee Glacier Traverse trek.Eight runners left the Enterprise Creek Drainage on the Slocan Lake side of Kokanee Glacier Park at 6:45 a.m. and five others left the Gibson Lake parking lot on the east side of the park at 8 a.m.
Forward Sian Nielsen scored a career-high 42 points to spark the L.V. Rogers to a 69-47 victory over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championship held recently in Invermere.The Bombers are now two-time Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Basketball Zone champs.Nielsen, one of the many Grade 12 players with the Bombers, scored 15 points in the first quarter, mostly from the power forward position, as the Bombers took control of the contest by building a 28-8 lead.LVR continued dominate the game in the second period, scoring 16 points en route to a 44-21 halftime lead. Allie Zondervan and Naomi Perkins each added nine points for LVR.The victory capped a perfect 18-0 season for the Bombers against Kootenay and Okanagan opposition.LVR also won three tournaments, including the Bomber Classic in January.Despite owning the zone, the Bombers will not be representing the Kootenay at the provincial tournament.Coach Chris Dergousoff said the Bombers do not have the numbers to compete at the provincial level.The Crowe Hawks of Trail will be taking that berth for the Kootenays.The Hawks open the 16-team tournament Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Langley Events Centre against top ranked Duchess Park of Prince George.