Winter celebration returns to Cole Park after more than a decade

first_imgWoidt said that Saturday’s mild weather helped make the event a success. Organizers said they hope to continue holding the event each winter to help fight cabin fever and show off Broome County’s parks. “We’ve been having people come up to us all day and learning about ice fishing, asking us to help them out with things, so definitely a lot of newcomers to the sport,” he said. COLESVILLE (WBNG) — After a more than ten year hiatus, a winter celebration made a comeback in the Southern Tier Saturday. “We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” she said. “Colesville used to have an event like this, they would just have a big winter day at Cole Park,” Director of Broome County Parks and Recreation Liz Woidt said. “We were like hey, let’s make it a Broome County event.” One of those ice fisherman was Karl Schnabl from Endicott. The Broome County Parks Department teamed up with Broome County Executive Jason Garnar to make that idea a reality, now called Winterfest. “We brought back this tradition and there’s a ton of people out — what a great turnout, people are ice fishing, kids are sledding, we’ve got the zoo,” he said.last_img read more

Pretrial Blansett hearing held this morning; jury selection process starts Tuesday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — District Court officials are expecting around 100 candidates in the jury selection process of the Lindsey Nicole Blansett murder trial at the Sumner County Courthouse Tuesday morning.Of those 100 potential jurors, at least 42 of them will be selected for an interview, said Kerwin Spencer, Sumner County attorney. Then the judge, defense attorney and prosecuting attorney are expected to decide who will be the 12 jurors and two alternates, who will be seated to determine the fate of Blansett, 33, 0f Wellington who has been charged with premeditated murder. She is accused of killing her 10-year-old son Caleb at her home on Dec. 14, 2015.At the courthouse Monday, both Spencer and Blansett defense attorney Michael Brown met with Judge Scott McQuin during a pretrial hearing to go over the logistics of the trial which is expected to last into next week.Blansett was in attendance at the hearing Monday in her orange prison uniform and remained silent throughout the discussion.Brown said the jury selection could last two days through Tuesday and Wednesday. Spencer said he disagrees with Brown and expects the jury process could be wrapped up by tomorrow.“I could be asking for my first witness by 4 p.m. on Tuesday,” Spencer said.Spencer said the case will probably go into Monday of next week, and maybe into Tuesday or Wednesday.Security will be tight for the trial in which Blansett faces two felonies of premeditated murder and aggravated assault after being accused of using a rock and knife multiple times to fatally wound her son, Caleb, a Wellington Lincoln Elementary student while he was allegedly sleeping late in the evening last December.Those who come to the courthouse must adhere to various security measures including passing through a metal detecting device. Security officials at the courthouse are expecting a large number of media that could take up two rows on the bench.The hearing lasted two hours this morning and much of it surrounded logistics, including how to handle the media and jurors, what items can or cannot be allowed in the courtroom, and the scheduling of key witnesses. There was also discussion how many jurors will be interviewed. Some have already been deemed ineligible to serve, estimated at 30 percent of the pretrial questionnaires that were returned to the courthouse.Upon Brown’s request and agreed upon by the judge and prosecuting attorney, the two alternates for the 12-person jury will be considered “blind” meaning they will not know they are alternates through the proceeding.“That way they may pay attention more, thinking they are part of the 12-person jury,” Brown said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonLuna Bosco is still waiting for her forever and loving family to come to Adopt-A-Pet and take her home! Luna is a beautiful 2-year-old female Blue PitBull Terrier whose birthday is November 14, 2014.  She weighs approximately 50 pounds, is spayed, and up to date with her vaccinations.  Luna loves sitting for treats, fetch, walks, laying in the sun, chewing bones and car rides (she just falls asleep). This smart girl knows obedience commands, has good recall and received 30 days training from Muck Creek Kennels in Roy, WA.  Luna is doing very well with meeting other dogs, following commands, and learning all kinds of fun things. Luna prefers a stable and calm home (adults only please), daily exercise, and someone who will continue to be her leader and challenge her mind!  If you are interested in this beautiful girl, and would like to take advantage of a day of personal instruction at Muck Creek Kennels with Luna, contact Adopt-A-Pet in Shelton, WA.  Emails are preferred.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com.last_img read more

Aussie cricketing superstar Glenn Maxwell just got engaged to an Indian origin girl!

first_imgAdvertisement 2q8ciNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs12oiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1758Would you ever consider trying this?😱yt7fCan your students do this? 🌚2aoRoller skating! Powered by Firework On Wednesday Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell confirmed his engagement to girlfriend Vini Raman through Instagram. The right-handed batsman revealed that the couple got engaged earlier in the day while captioning it a subtle ring emoji. The 31-year-old was not selected for the Australian side which is touring South Africa at the moment, after picking up an elbow injury.Advertisement Picture Credit: TW/OzBlingAn explosive batsman from Victoria, Maxwell stepped down temporarily from the game due to mental health issues in October last year.However, he later revealed that in fact his girlfriend was the first to suggest getting checked by a professional when she noticed a change in him.“It was actually my partner who suggested I speak to someone, she was the first one who noticed it, so I should probably thank her as well. Once I had that initial conversation it was a big weight off my shoulders,” he said.The cricketer also credited his girlfriend for standing by him through thick and thin during his initial days with mental health issues.“My girlfriend was probably No. 1, it wasn’t an easy job for her to deal with me going through my mood swings for the first few weeks, but Michael Lloyd was the guy I had the initial conversation with, he’s been someone who I’ve confided in since back in the academy days, so I’ve known him for well over a decade now.”Raman also posted the same photo as her fiancé – posing with the engagement ring, as she wrote,“Last week my favourite person asked me to marry him #YES,”Chris Lynn, Maxwell’s Australian teammate congratulated the couple on Instagram writing  “Congrats big boy!”Meanwhile, the Kings XI Punjab superstar is expected to sit out for the next six to eight weeks of action, as confirmed by Cricket Australia on February 12. The Melbourne Stars skipper led his side to the finals of the KFC Big Bash League last month. You may also like:Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh set to make their debuts in Kollywood industryCongratulations flow in as Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya announces engagement with Natasa Stankovic  Advertisementlast_img read more