Port of Olympia Relaunches Boatswap & Chowder Challenge

first_imgSubmitted by Port of OlympiaCome on down to the waterfront with family and friends for the Port’s Boatswap & Chowder Challenge! The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th, at Swantown Marina.Taste at the chowder pots!Shop or browse new and used boats, gear and accessories!Rock out to the Raucous Band!Enjoy entertainment on the waterfront, including a bounce house and trout pondfor kids!Twelve restaurants will compete for bragging rights to the South Sound’s Finest Clam Chowder. For $5, receive a voting token and souvenir mug (while supplies last). Taste chowder from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., or choose from other festival foods.Thanks to the sponsors who are making this event possible:  KGY/KAYO Radio, 94.5 ROXY Radio, Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Lucky Eagle Casino, Tom’s Outboard, TwinStar Credit Union, Kitson Boards and Budd Bay Embroidery along with the Port of Olympia.Thanks to the participating restaurants:  Fatso’s Bar & Grill, Firecreek Grill, Fish Tale Brewpub, Hawk’s Prairie Casino, Lucky Eagle Casino, Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Paprika Café & Catering, Red Lion Hotel – West Water Restaurant,  South Bay Pub & Eatery, The Sidewalk Café, Tug Boat Annie’s and Vern’s Foods & Farm.Swantown Marina is located on the East Bay of Budd Inlet at 1022 Marine Drive NE, Olympia. Park for free in well-marked lots on Marine Drive and ride a free shuttle to the event, courtesy of Lucky Eagle Casino and Nisqually Red Wind Casino. For driving directions: www.portolympia.com. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Finding the Hero Within: Evergreen Employee Pulls Man from Flames

first_imgFacebook247Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Evergreen State CollegeOn Monday, July 30, 29-year-old Heather Zabrowski was running a lunch-time errand, taking a break from her work helping students and faculty at The Evergreen State College. Driving along Cooper Point Road, she wasn’t prepared for what she saw next. The car in front of her began weaving erratically, swerved off the road, and careened down an embankment.She was prepared to act, however. Zabrowski turned her car around, dialed 911, and headed toward the scene. As she approached, she saw smoke.“I just knew that person needed to be out of that car,” she recalled. Acting quickly, she unbuckled the 67-year-old man, who was suffering from a diabetic episode. By that time, flames had erupted in the rear of the vehicle. She, and others who had gathered, pulled the man up the embankment to safety.“I’m sore today,” she admitted, back to work on July 31. She was tired, too. She had spent the evening responding to KING 5, KIRO, and KOMO reporters, patiently recounting the unnerving event.“Evergreen employees are deeply connected to our community, and Heather’s selfless actions are a testament to that commitment,” said Evergreen President George Bridges. “We’re in awe of her quick thinking and grateful that she’s back to work safe and sound.”Just a few months ago, Zabrowski took a free employee CPR and first-aid training certification program at Evergreen. While the training did give her more confidence, she remembered one piece of information in particular.“I remember the instructor saying, ‘In an emergency, everyone else will watch and expect someone else to do something.’”Zabrowski would be the one to do something this time, and the victim’s family is immensely grateful.“His son found me on Facebook and reached out to say thank you and to let me know his dad was home and recovering well,” she said. “I slept better that night knowing he was Okay.”The following day, when she returned home from work, there was a letter waiting for Zabrowski.“The gentleman wrote to give thanks, though he said there was no way to really thank me, he at least wanted to put it down onto paper,” she said. “When I called to thank him for the letter, I told him more about how it had happened and how I wasn’t strong enough. He told me that ‘Strength isn’t always about muscles, it’s also between the ears.’”The Thurston County Sherriff’s office also recognized her bravery in a social media announcement of the incident, “Without her heroic effort, the 67-year-old male could have been seriously injured … She found her hero within. Well done!”Before becoming an employee of the college in April, Zabrowski was a student worker, transferring in after completing her Associate’s Degree at South Puget Sound Community College. She plans to resume her studies in humanities and social sciences at Evergreen.last_img read more

May leads LVR sweep of Senior Boys at Kootenay Cross Country Championships

first_imgIn the Senior Girl’s race, Emily Simpson of Prince Charles Secondary of Creston won the title in convincing form, finishing the 4.7-kilometer distance in a time of 20:59.6.Annika Ackerman of Salmo was second, three minutes behind Simpson.LVR’s Sydney Zimmer was fifth at 27:37.2.Geoffrey Drought of Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Secondary won the Junior Boy’s race while Sierra Cooper of Salmo took the Junior Girls race.Sydney Wilson was second while Molly Miller was third.Tayley Hryniw of Mount Sentinel was fourth.The BC High School Cross Country Championships go Saturday (November 7) at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver.Full race results can be viewed at the webscorer site. Micah May of L.V. Rogers edged out teammates Keiran Marchand and Darian Johnson to capture the top prize at the Kootenay High School Cross Country race held recently in Kimberley.May, who was a dominant force on the circuit this season, covered the six-kilometer distance in a time of 29 minutes, 16.9 seconds.Marchand was second at 30:59.7 while Johnson was third at 33:50.1.Tibo Kolmel and Malte Liedtke, both of LVR, finished fourth and fifth.last_img read more


first_imgPICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $113,444 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL COULD REACH $750,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2015)–Based at Golden Gate Fields, longshot Amaranth broke on top and never looked back en route to a 1 ¼ length win under William Antongeorgi in Sunday’s $75,000 Desert Stormer Stakes. Trained by O.J. Jauregui, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Mr. Greeley got six furlongs in 1:09.42.Idle since running a distant last behind the Desert Stormer favorite, Sam’s Sister, in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 26, Amaranth was off at 43-1 in a field of 11 fillies and mares 3 and up and paid $89.40, $29.40 and $12.60.“She ran horrible in the La Brea and I thought she could run a much better race,” said Jauregui. “That race affected her a lot, mentally…so I wanted to give her some time. Dennis Carr (former regular rider who is sidelined due to serious injury) always told me she’s the fastest filly he’s ever been on and I believe Dennis Carr!”Owned by Highland Yard, LLC, Amaranth got her fifth win from 11 starts and with the winner’s share of $48,300, increased her earnings to $227,370.“I’ve worked her the last four or five times,” said Antongeorgi, who is also based at Golden Gate. “Dennis Carr used to ride her, so I spoke with him a few times. He told me she’s a quirky filly, nervous and a speed-ball, so you to try and get along with them…She bounced out of there, she got the lead and she’s super tough when she has the lead, she’s proven that before.”Ridden by Martin Garcia, Wasted At Midnight was attentive to the pace at the rail around the far turn, was second turning for home and could not menace the winner while holding the place by a neck over the late charge of Sam’s Sister. Off at 9-1, Wasted At Midnight paid $9.40 and $4.00.Following her win in the Grade I La Brea, Sam’s Sister took the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes on Jan. 19, but was winless in two out-of-town stakes subsequent to that–the Grade II Barbara Fritche at Laurel on Feb. 14, and the Grade I Madison Stakes at Keeneland April 4. Ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano, she rallied wide-out from well off the pace while never threatening the winner.Off at 3-5, Sam’s Sister paid $2.40 to show.“My horse was in a really good position and when I came to the straight, I got clear and she started running, but the winner ran great,” said Bejarano.Fractions on the race, owned by the winner, were 21.38, 44.28 and 56.24.There is a Pick Six carryover of $113,444 into Thursday at Santa Anita and it’s expected the total Pick Six pool will approach $750,000. First post time on Thursday is at 1 p.m., and admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Kitson Town All-Age Installs New Prefects and Celebrates National Heroes

first_img “Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,” The St. Catherine-based Kitson Town All-Age School, installed its new prefects and celebrated the work of the National Heroes, during a special function held on Wednesday, October 16, on the school grounds.The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage.In her charge to the new appointees, Principal, Nerica Powell-Hay, said the prefect system is designed to empower and to assist the students in their leadership journey.“We, at the Kitson Town All-Age School, believe that you are an important asset to our institution. This opportunity will propel you to new heights. We promise to travel alongside you as you develop your strength, and explore new ways to enhance your self-awareness,” she stated.She told them that they were elected to represent the entire student body and encouraged them to do well and motivate others. “Lead by example and be trustworthy. This quality will endear you not only to your teachers, but also to your classmates. Have a support system that includes your parents, classmates and your teachers, they have your best interest in mind, and they will push you to success,” Mrs. Powell-Hay advised.In his address, past student at the school, and Reporter at the JIS, Garfield Angus, who presented the publications on behalf of the agency, encouraged the student leaders to emulate the country’s heroes and stand for what is right, even if this will make them unpopular among their peers.He also urged the students to make good use of their educational opportunities.“Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future.“You have to plan towards your future; the future of your school, the future of your family, the future of everything that surrounds you. You have to make sure that your vision is intact. The National Heroes, they were looking way ahead, that’s why they put up the fight that they did. They fought hard to make sure that this country becomes what they wanted to see. Now, they are all gone, we who are here have to be thinking what we want for our future, so your vision is important,” he stated. The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Vista Shipping to Finance New Tankers with USD 111 Mn Loan

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Vista Shipping, a joint venture between Hafnia and CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping, has secured a USD 111 million loan to finance four newbuildings.The term loan facility, that would finance four new LR1 tankers being built at Guangzhou Shipyard International, was agreed with a banking consortium consisting of KfW IPEX-Bank, Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch and OCBC Singapore.The parties would each participate with 33% as lenders at the term loan facility and have reached financial close.The 12-year post-delivery financing profits from Sinosure cover and is secured by first-ranking ship mortgages over the vessels as well as joint and several guarantees from Hafnia and CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping.last_img read more