Lacey Summer Lunch Program Begins June 25

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0LACEY, WA, June 18, 2012: The Lacey Summer Lunch Program will provide free lunches to youth and children, from June 25 through August 17, 2012. Nutritious meals will be served at three locations—Lydia Hawk Elementary, Pleasant Glade Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary—each weekday (closed July 4), from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children, 18 years of age and younger.Over the past nineteen years, the City of Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with NTPS, has sponsored the Summer Lunch Program. The program began in 1993, at Mountain View Elementary and has since expanded to three sites, selected by percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunches during the school year. In 2011, an average of 505 lunches were served each day to children in the community. This program is made possible by a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program, North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS), the City of Lacey, and generous donations from the community.Lacey’s 2012 Summer Lunch Program schedule will include lunch service from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m., and a snack served from 3:00 p.m.to 3:30 p.m., at the following NTPS sites:Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 7600 5th Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503Pleasant Glade Elementary School, 1920 Abernathy Road NE, Lacey, WA 98516Mountain View Elementary School, 1900 College Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503The Playground Pals program offers free activities, arts and crafts, games, fitness, and summer reading program at each site from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., following daily lunch service.For more information, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.last_img read more

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Local Wrestlers Set to Compete at State Meet

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Boys 1A152 lb.Lucas Eastman, Rochester, 11th gradeJuan Jimenez, Rochester, 11th grade195 lb.Taylor Rupe, Montesano, 9th gradeDom Nakano, Tenino, 12th grade220 lb.Matt Shields, Rochester, 11th grade 4A Boys106 lb.Mason Harrison, Yelm, 9th grade113 lb.Thomas Munoz, Yelm, 10th grade120 lb.Darren Harris, Yelm, 11th grade126 lb.Dakota Benson, Yelm, 11th grade132 lb.Jacob Rash, Yelm, 11th gradeBrian Rochester, Yelm, 10th grade138 lb.Tanner Page, Yelm, 11th gradeLogan Pine, Olympia, 10th grade152 lb.Brandon Rochester, Yelm, 12th grade160 lb. James Rodeman, Yelm, 11th grade170 lb.Bo Campbell, Yelm, 10th grade220 lb.Alex Grant, Olympia, 12th grade 3A Boys106 lb.Parker Risk, Timberline, 9th grade113 lb.Riley Riffe, Shelton, 10th gradeMiles Hart, Timberline, 10th grade120 lb.Nico Laiuppa, Timberline, 11th gradeGage George, Timberline, 12th grade220 lb.Dan Coulter, Timberline, 12th gradeJake Grantham, North Thurston, 12th gradecenter_img 2A Boys106 lb.Coulter Jacobsen, Tumwater, 9th grade113 lb.Logan Greenwell, Tumwater, 10th gradeChandler Rosalin, Black Hills, 10th grade132 lb.Daniel Montesa, River Ridge, 12th gradeGage Keesee, Black Hills, 10th grade138 lb.Nick Knittle, Black Hills, 12th grade145 lb.Jacob Zocco, River Ridge, 11th grade160 lb.Elijah Camacho, River Ridge, 12th gradeColton Barrett, Tumwater, 12th grade170 lb.Clark Smith, Tumwater, 12th grade195 lb.Sam Richards, Tumwater, 11th grade220 lb.Dylan Smith, Tumwater, 12th gradeBrin Hanson, Tumwater, 10th grade Girls112 lb.Hailey Meyers, Yelm, 10th grade124 lb.Kaitlin Woods, Shelton, 12th grade130 lb.Kendra Dickson, Tumwater, 12th grade145 lb.Kyla Cambell, Yelm, 12th grade155 lb.Megan Johnson, Tumwater, 12th grade170 lb.Keanna Vermillion, Rainier, 10th grade190 lb.Tonie Edwards, Yelm, 12th grade235 lb.Shanelle Berry, Yelm, 12thlast_img read more

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Harlequin Productions Celebrates 25 Years of Real. Live. Theater.

first_imgSubmitted by Harlequin ProductionsThe Historic State Theater, prior to renovations by Harlequin Productions. Photo courtesy: Harlequin productionsThis fall, Harlequin Productions is celebrating the start of its 25th anniversary season. Looking at where the company is now, it might be a surprise that Harlequin was once a small, scrappy, rag-tag group with nothing but all the passion in the world.Our story begins with five people—James L. This, Scot Whitney, Linda Whitney, Phil Annis and Ronna Smith—who got together in 1991 and decided that they wanted to produce a more challenging style of theater. They wrote their mission statement, pooled their startup capital—a whopping $400 cash—and began producing individual shows at the Washington Center Black Box, which seated about 100.At the end of the first season, Harlequin had produced seven challenging plays and was still in the black, based entirely on single ticket sales and a few modest donations. Season subscriptions were offered for 1992 and 85 die-hard fans signed on.In its second season (1992) Harlequin took on an enormous (and enormously popular) production of Hamlet staged with an Asian motif on a 20 foot motorized revolve with a cast of 18, original score, and elaborate fights and dance. “Hamlet redefined the direction of the company,” says Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “Who cared if shows of that magnitude overtaxed our resources? They were fun! And no matter how we tried to rein people in, everyone involved was chomping at the bit to make the next production a little bit better.”Harlequin productions fully gutted and remodeled The State Theater in 1996.In season three (1993), the company doubled its subscriber base. By the end of that year, Harlequin was paying actors and technicians and was still in the black. In season four (1994), Harlequin wrote, produced, and sold out the first in its series of Stardust holiday shows (A Stardust Christmas). In season five (1995), the organization made the cover of the Shakespeare Bulletin. By this time it was becoming clear that Harlequin was outgrowing the black box space in the Washington Center and would soon need to find a home of its own.Their search brought them to the State Theater, which started its life as one of the finest movie theaters on the west coast. It had fallen on hard times during the cineplexing of America and was chopped into three ill-conceived shoebox theaters. Within a few years it became a neglected dollar movie house and was finally boarded up and abandoned. The State Theater looked so bad in the mid-90s that, to be frank, it was an eyesore in the heart of downtown Olympia. But the price was reasonable, the owner was willing to sell, and it was in superb structural condition. It would take a lot of work, but it had potential as Harlequin’s new home.During season six (1996), Harlequin launched a $1.3 million capital campaign to purchase and remodel the State Theater. Seventeen months later, Harlequin opened the doors to its new home. Three years later, in season 9 (2000), the company had two productions (The Tempest and Hapgood) selected for permanent collection by the Theater on Film and Tape Archive at the Lincoln Center in NYC.The Stardust series will see it’s 20th show this season as Harlequin Productions celebrates 25 years of quality, live theater in Olympia.To this day, exciting things are happening at Harlequin. In season 22 (2013), they blew the roof off the joint with their modern-day staging of Jesus Christ Superstar, and a few months later rolled out their new improv troupe, Something Wicked. This past season, Harlequin set attendance records with To Kill a Mockingbird.For season 25 (2016), the company is celebrating its silver anniversary by producing three musicals in the same season for the first time ever. The 20th edition of the Stardust musical series kicks off the year. In June, Harlequin will mount Little Shop of Horrors, one of the all-time classics. This will be followed immediately by the awe-inspiring power of Jason Robert Brown’s masterpiece The Last 5 Years.After a quarter-century of hard work, Harlequin Productions has become a cultural and economic gem in the South Sound. All this success aside, Harlequin continues to produce each play just like it always has: with all the passion in the world.Subscriptions to Season 2016 are still available. Visit www.harlequinproductions.org or by call 360/786-0151. Facebook73Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Governor Inslee Proclaims April 16 Healthcare Decisions Day

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence Health & ServicesGov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed April 16, 2018 as Healthcare Decisions Day in Washington. The day recognizes the need for and efforts to encourage individuals to discuss and record choices ahead of time regarding future medical treatment — known as advance care planning — and to have those wishes honored.In honor of Healthcare Decisions Day — and to participate in the national effort spotlighting advance care planning on April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day — Providence in Southwest Washington has planned the following events:Advance Care Planning Drop-In SessionApril 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Providence St. Peter Hospital, Executive Conference RoomApril 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Providence Centralia Hospital, Chapel Conference RoomInformal opportunity to get resources, discuss advance care planning, and complete advance directive.  Make use of free notary services and/or talk with Certified Respecting Choices® First Steps® ACP Facilitators. (Bring your driver’s license or other identification for notary services.)Advance Care Planning Workshop:  “Are You Prepared?”April 19, 5-6 p.m., Providence St. Peter Hospital, 200 RoomsApril 24, 5-6 p.m., Providence Centralia Hospital, Mother Joseph Conference RoomApril 26, 5-6 p.m., Providence St. Peter Hospital, 200 RoomsOne hour workshop helps you:Increase understanding of Advance Care Planning and documentsConsider personal choices for future health careKnow the characteristics of a good health care agentIdentify steps to complete or update ACP Documents (specifically Advance Directives)Sign up at www.provregister.org (sign up not required by requested for planning purposes).Providence has partnered with Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (PNW), a joint initiative between the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association, to inspire conversations about the care people want at the end of life. Honoring Choices PNW’s vision is that everyone will receive care that honors personal values and goals at the end of life.“Healthcare Decisions Day is an opportunity for us individually and as a community to consider the care we would want if we couldn’t make decisions for ourselves,” said Adams. “At Providence, we are proud to help ensure that our patient’s wishes and decisions are heard and documented”Key to advance care planning are advance directives, forms that allow individuals to name a person to make medical decisions for them if they cannot; state values, goals and preferences; and select specific treatment options. Completing an advance directive and discussing it with the named decision-maker and loved ones better ensures personal choices can be honored.For additional information about Honoring Choices PNW, visit www.honoringchoicespnw.org. National efforts around National Healthcare Decisions Day can be found at www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.last_img read more

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Chelsea fans claim Adrián was off the line: VAR failure?

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/BT SportAdvertisement e3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1gzkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7by1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) z3Would you ever consider trying this?😱aaxCan your students do this? 🌚tvfRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Liverpool goalkeeper became the hero of Anfield after blocking Tammy Abraham’s shot, securing Klopp’s side the UEFA Supercup Trophy. However, Chelsea supporters are blistering all over social media, insisting that Adrián was off the goal line during the kick.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/BT SportAccording to UEFA, the keeper must have one of his feet in contact with the goal line during the penalty shot. Otherwise, the kick has to be retaken.Now, check the image from the match by VAR below-Advertisement Image Courtesy: BT SportDespite a VAR appeal, the kick was counted, as the Spaniard deflected Tammy’s shot with his right foot, bringing in Reds the win.Here’s the full clip of the shot, posted on Twitter by @Hugooow_PT.Advertisement Adrian stop Abraham’s penalty.Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea. (5-4) #LIVCHE pic.twitter.com/Xq9OhYrhhE— H 🇵🇹 (@Hugooow_PT) August 14, 2019Following the match, the Blues fans have been fuming on the incident, claiming that their opponent gained an unfair advantage, and slacking on the VAR system.One fan wrote: “So, genuinely what is the point of VAR?! Adrian clearly has both feet off the line when Abraham strikes the ball, but it’s not been retaken. Utterly ridiculous!”“Adrian was already ahead of the line on decisive penalty, so it had to be repeated.. selective usage of VAR is a joke” another one tweeted.On the other side, the newly arrived 32 year old is now hailed as the hero of the match.“To be fair I tried to stop. The attacker was intelligent. He was looking for that. I think I touched him and he touched me. It doesn’t matter. We need to enjoy tonight,” the former West Ham keeper spoke to BT Sport after the match. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Road to Success: Virat Kohli reveals the course of action for the 2020 T20…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Cricket World CupAdvertisement 3e438NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6t3wxxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3mq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2cdWould you ever consider trying this?😱jx4Can your students do this? 🌚w0oRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Men In Blue have managed to qualify for the semi-final of every major ICC tournament since the 2013 Champions Trophy but have failed to win. Virat Kohli aims to be the second captain after MS Dhoni to lift the T20 World Cup.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Cricket World CupThe Indian skipper claims that the management aims to find the balanced squad for the showpiece event that will take place in Australia next year. He also added that the players would be motivated to grab the spots. He said:“The T20 World Cup in 2020 is a big focus for us, and it’s important that we use the next 12 months to place ourselves in the best possible position to compete for another major ICC trophy,” Advertisement “Our players will be really motivated to take their opportunities when they get selected for T20I matches to put themselves forward for the T20 World Cup, as we want to have a settled team combination by the time we get to Australia,” Kohli recalled India’s triumph in the very first T20 World Cup in South Africa and added that it would be an honor to be the second Indian captain to lift the trophy for the country. The skipper added that he looks forward to the crowd support as they had turned up in numbers during the 2015 World Cup. He stated:Advertisement “India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 when the format was new and the future a bit unknown. Since then, T20 cricket has truly come of age and it would be an honor to be the second Indian captain to lift the T20 World Cup trophy, and hopefully the third if the Indian women can win it earlier in 2020,” Kohli said.“We receive such incredible support when we play in Australia, with stadiums often packed with a sea of blue shirts. I hope to see more of that when we come back to Australia next year,”Read Also:Sachin Tendulkar backs Sourav Ganguly to deliver as BCCI bossFit of fury: Aiden Markram’s tour comes to an end after self inflicted wrist injury  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sourav Ganguly to talk to Kohli, Shastri about India’s weakness in batting first in…

first_imgAdvertisement 5rooNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8kr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m1vfWould you ever consider trying this?😱b48ilCan your students do this? 🌚qwxrayRoller skating! Powered by Firework The President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly is going to talk to Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri about India’s weakness in batting first in T20s. In recent times, India failed to post a good total on the board after batting first in a T20 match. However, the same team has easily chased a big total in T20 International games.Advertisement Sourav Ganguly is the newly elected President of BCCI. He is also the former captain of team India. So, it will be very much interesting to see how Virat Kohli and Co react with the opinion of the Board President. Sourav has already mentioned that this Indian cricket team is failing to beat the last lap. It is very much important to prepare for all conditions to become successful as a team.Advertisement If India has to bat first in a crucial moment of the upcoming T20 World Cup, a mental pressure will be upon them that they are behind in the game. That’s why Sourav told that he would talk to Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to know the reason of their downfall as a first batting unit. Hopefully the things will be sorted by the time of the T20 World Cup next year in Australia.Sourav Ganguly gushes about pink ball test atmosphere : Have you seen this in test cricket? Feels like it is a World Cup final!Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Salvation Army to Hold Toy Distribution on Tuesday

first_imgRED BANK – Those who missed the signup dates for Christmas assistance from the Red Bank Corps of the Salvation Army have one more chance to get toys only.On Tuesday, Dec. 20, those who want toys for their children can come to the rear of the corps’ center at 180 Newman Springs Rd. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.The Salvation Army will require photo identification from applicants (driver license or another form of state identification or a passport). Assistance will be limited to Monmouth County residents.People may not apply who already are receiving or plan to receive holiday assistance from another organization, church or agency.Questions may be directed to the Red Bank Corps at (732) 747-1624.Children of Rumson Department of Public Works employees helped with the DPW’s annual toy drive this year. Pictured left to right are Michael Guinan, 11, and Matthew Guinan, 9, of Eatontown; Brodie Davidson, 6, and Taylor Davidson, 9, of Rumson. DPW workers and their elves collected more than 1,000 new toys which will be delivered to area charities to brighten the holidays for those in need this year.last_img read more

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With Slight Route Change, RB OKS Run For Haiti’s Children

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — In a reversal of a decision made late last year, the Borough Council agreed last week to allow a charitable fundraising run in the borough this spring.The council last Wednesday conditionally agreed to permit the Race for Haiti’s Children 5K-run organized in part by Tower Hill-First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Road.The council’s approval was based upon a recommendation by the borough’s special events committee, which approved it with some conditions attached.This was a complete turnaround from a decision made by the committee and council back in early December when it denied the request to hold what would have been the second such run to raise money for Haiti relief aid.Mayor Pasquale Menna and Council President Arthur V. Murphy III said at that time the committee’s denial was based upon the impact the event would have on residents and businesses.The officials referred to a memo written by borough Police Chief Stephen McCarthy, who is a member of the special events committee. While noting it was for a worthwhile cause, McCarthy said it would likely inconvenience locals who face the same obstacles of closed streets and redirected traffic from the longstanding annual George Sheehan Run. “These types of events generate a great amount of displeasure and complaints from business owners and residents,” the memo stated.Adam Beacher, a Rumson resident who helps organize the event, said organizers asked the committee what could be done to change its mind. In response, Beacher said last week, organizers acknowledged their route was quite similar to the Sheehan run and worked with McCarthy to determine a route that would be less disruptive. “We changed the course completely,” Beacher said last Thursday.This new plan doesn’t’ require the complete closing of any of the streets along the route and runners would wind up at Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver, using that as part of the course, according to Beacher.“It works out really well for us,” Beacher said, as the route would be safer this way.“We do have to have concerns over how it impacts the business district as well as the residential areas,” McCarthy explained. But now with the changed routes and other stipulations, “They conditionally satisfied all of our requirements,” McCarthy added.Little Silver police this week have signed off on the event and organizers now have to submit the appropriate paperwork, for such things as proof of insurance, to move forward, Beacher said.The run is slated for April 21 and Beacher said organizers hope to have up to 500 runners participating. Last year’s event had about 315, and 40 volunteers. It raised approximately $18,000 that went to such organizations as Aslan Youth Ministries, here in Red Bank, and Anita’s Children, doing humanitarian work in Haiti, according to Beacher.last_img read more

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M’town Students Hoping Designs are ‘Shore’ Winners

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – A group of art students at Middletown High School South have demonstrated their love for the Jersey Shore and the impact Super Storm Sandy had on their lives – and that could mean $50,000 to the school.Art teacher Christen Tummillo’s students have entered a contest, sponsored by the Vans sneaker company, using the shore and the destruction Sandy wrought as their theme. Now the students are among the semifinalists in the contest and the public can cast ballots online though May 13 for their favorite designs.Middletown High School South students and their teacherdisplay the designs they have submitted to a Vans sneaker design contest and are among 50 semifinalists. They are, from left, Nina Mitarotondo, Jesse Price, Amy Mader, art teacher Christen Tummillo, Taylor Franzreb and Meghan Heigelberg.Taylor Franzreb, a student in Tummillo’s Advanced Placement art class, said she and the other students wanted to convey on a pair of sneakers how they felt about the storm’s impact. “It was like a part of our broken youth and how it could be fixed,” she said.Ultimately, Tummillo and students in her advanced placement class and Art I student Jesse Price created a design depicting images of the damaged Seaside Park rollercoaster and a wrecked boardwalk with its stark image juxtaposed with an idyllic summer’s day.“We tried to capture bold elements of New Jersey,” Franzreb said.“That was the first (design) we decided on,” Tummillo said of the Sandy-related artwork. “The hardest part was narrowing down with what we wanted to put on to it.”The storm, “especially for high school kids,” had a real affect on them, the teacher said.The contest is Vans’ Cus­tom Culture shoe customization art contest, now in its fourth year. Students from schools around the country participated by designing shoes for four themed areas.The Middletown High School students’ designs have been selected as one of 50 semifinalists from 1,500 submissions.The public now can cast votes for the entries until May 13 by going online to www.vans.com/customculture/vote/.The vote will help Vans whittle down the selection to the five top vote-winning schools. The student finalists will be invited to New York City June 10-12 for various activities and for the final decision by a yet-unnamed panel of celebrity judges, according to the company’s website.The semifinalists are competing for the top prize for their art department. Tummillo acknowledged the $50,000 would go a long way to helping the department. Runners-up could win $4,000 “which would be great because we’re out of blue paint,” Franzreb said.The Sandy-themed sneaker was submitted for the local flavor category that requires participants to offer their take on their surrounding community, city or state.The other categories are art, music and action sports that Vans has determined to be sports without bats or balls.For music the students chose jazz; for action sports they selected paddle boarding; and for art, Price lobbied and won for his idea of zombies. “Zombies are very in,” Tummillo said.The winner will see their design used and marketed on a Vans brand sneaker, according to the company.The money would be great and getting their shoe design sold in a mall would be awesome, the students said.But they said there is something else a win would do. “It sort of validates what we do,” especially since the high school is competing against some prestigious art schools, student Meghan Heidelberg said.“There is extreme talent in our school here that is sometimes overlooked,” student Nina Mitarotondo said.Tummillo is obviously proud of her students and the work they have done. “I couldn’t be involved with better students for this,” she said.last_img read more

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