Facebook3Tweet0Pin0If you haven’t heard about LIMEberry Self Serve Frozen Yogurt yet, you probably will! It’s a local frozen yogurt shop, located in Tumwater across from Costco. They have ten different flavors of yogurt and over 45 different toppings. The yogurt is delicious, the staff is friendly, and the place is family oriented. However, the best thing about LIMEberry is not their yogurt, which is delicious but their desire to make our community a better place by giving back. Almost weekly you can walk into their business and be supporting some sort of local or global cause. They regularly have fundraising events in which they give 20% of their proceeds for that evening to a local charity or need. LIMEberry has already helped to raise money for breast cancer, children with leukemia, various local high schools, 4-H, Clean water in Africa, and Boy Scouts. Stacy Crain the manager says, “Relationships are important to us, and this is our way to develop meaningful and supportive relationships in our community. We take pride in not only trying to be a successful business but in making others successful as well.” LIMEberry has a facebook page that is updated regularly. You can find all of their information about upcoming fundraisers there. If you are interested in a fundraiser to raise money for a specific need, contact LIMEberry because they will be eager to help!
Facebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County REALTORS® Association Charities in Thurston County received a boost in funds this month through two major charity fundraising efforts by the Thurston County REALTORS® Association.Early in December over 200 real estate brokers from eleven brokerages were bell ringing for the Salvation Army. The results throughout the county for their one day effort netted over $10,200 for the Salvation Army. Abbey Realty was the winner of the competition between the brokerages with over $2,700. Greg Moe has organized this event for the last four years and he noted that this was the most raised during this annual event and the most participants.The REALTORS® also raised over $5,000 during their annual charity wreath auction. Almost fifty wreaths that were handcrafted by various REALTORS® were auctioned during the annual installation luncheon. The winning bidders were able to select the charity that their contribution would support. Funds were provided to fourteen local area charities.“Volunteering and supporting these REALTOR® fundraising efforts is exciting and rewarding…and my real estate career gives me that opportunity!” Rae Anne Toth of Keller Williams Realty echoed the sentiments of many REALTORS® when it comes to giving back to the community. REALTORS® help people find the homes of their dreams but beyond that, many have made giving back and improving the community in which they live, work, and play an integral part of their life.The Thurston County REALTORS® Association of nearly 600 REALTOR® members provides professional real estate services to buyers and sellers primarily in the Thurston County area and are always working to protect property rights and our quality of life locally and in Washington State.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of ClinicsMason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is pleased to welcome Neurosurgeon Ryan Halpin, M.D., to its surgery department, offering minimally invasive spinal surgery locally!Dr. Ryan Halpin has joined Mason General Hospital & Family Clinics. Photo courtesy: Mason General Hospital & Family ClinicisHalpin obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago IL in 2004, and completed his internship and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2011, where he received the Susan Perlman award for academic excellence, special leadership skills and compassion for patients.Halpin is board certified in Neurological Surgery and has advanced training in complex spinal deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery. With experience in treating spinal deformity and brain tumors, his specialties include gamma knife radiosurgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, revision spinal surgery, and general neurosurgery.Halpin has an office at Olympic Orthopedic Associates in Olympia, and can be reached to schedule a consultation at (360) 709-6230.MGH&FC is approved by the Joint Commission and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. MGH&FC now offers Virtual Care ‒ 24/7. For more information on Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, go to www.MasonGeneral.com.
Advertisement icbrNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscngWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4bf0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 25w1Would you ever consider trying this?😱odpCan your students do this? 🌚vhsRoller skating! Powered by Firework India are the current table-toppers of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship after their emphatic victory over West Indies in the first Test. Virat Kohli and his boys secured a huge 318-run victory at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday. West Indies were given a target of 419 runs on Day four, but their batsmen failed to find an answer for Jasprit Bumrah’s fiery spell. India wrapped up the hosts’ innings for just 100 runs in 27 overs.Advertisement The first edition of the World Test Championship which will be played over the course of two years, was inaugurated on July 29 with the Sri Lanka-New Zealand series. The top nine Test teams will compete across 27 series that includes 71 Test matches. The final will be played in June 2021 in the United Kingdom among the top two teams of the table. Each team will play three home and three away series while each series counts for 120 points. A, two-match series will provide 60 points for each Test while a three-match series will give 40 points to each match. A tie will be 50% of the points available, and a draw will mean a 3:1 points ratio.Advertisement After just one match India leads the World Test Championship standings with a total of 60 points. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka also stand on 60 points but are behind India in terms of the ratio of runs scored per wicket. Australia and England, who are fighting for the Ashes urn, are placed at the third and fourth position respectively. While on the other hand, New Zealand are fifth on the table after their innings and 65-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Test match at P Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday.Advertisement Advertisement
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By Joseph SapiaHIGHLANDS – What will happen to the controversial Super Storm Sandy memorial sitting on borough property between Sandy Hook Bay and the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center?The 1,104-square-foot gazebo’s basic history: It was constructed by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, a trade group, with borough permission in the fall; became controversial because of its, well, concrete-y look – and dubbed “Shorehenge” by some, because it kind of appears as a modern-day Stonehenge; and, in December, the state Department of Environmental Protection informed the town the project needed an OK, which it never got, through the state Coastal Area Facilities Review Act.Based on much discussion at the Jan. 20 Borough Council meeting, no one seems to be blaming the Iowa-based Tilt-Up for putting up the monument – constructed with donated goods and equipment valued at $250,000, along with donated labor.Perhaps there will be answers to its future sooner than later.At the Jan. 20 meeting, Council President Carolyn Broullon concluded the borough, as the monument’s responsible party, will look into the cost to keep the monument in place – $3,000 for a CAFRA permit for starters – and the cost to take it down – $15,000 to $25,000 for starters, said Councilman Doug Card.“Both things will be researched,” Broullon said.Some of this information may be ready for the next council meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3. But Borough Attorney Bruce Padulla said the matter could wind up in litigation.As for residents, some are for the concrete pavilion, some are against it.“I think it’s ugly,” said Colleen Kriessler, 50. “It doesn’t belong there, it takes away from the appeal of the beach, I guess.”Wallace Hartsgrove, 72, and Kerry Gowan, 53, thought the value of the structure could have been better applied into helping the borough as it continues to rebuild from the devastation of the October 2012 Sandy.Hartsgrove, whose house was destroyed, said the money should have been used to help people in town, especially those whose houses had been affected by Super Storm Sandy. “There’s a lot of stuff they could do in this town,” he said.Gowan’s house also was damaged. She said she was thankful for the thought behind the gift of the monument, but, “I just think that money could have been used somewhere else, helping the town.”In a written statement, Diane Kropfl and her husband, Bill Sabanski, said, “It is now the responsibility of the borough to fulfill the obligation on its part in consideration of the generous donation provided to our community, to ensure the continued existence of this structure.”The couple is “willing to make a donation to a public fund to offset costs to the borough for the permits required to keep this monument in its current form and location.”“I think it would be imprudent to remove it,” said Carol Bucco. “They (Tilt-Up) thought they did the right thing. These guys are innocent.”Arnie Fuog, 60, said “I don’t mind the monument,” but he did not like the “undercover” route he believes it took.In January 2015, the Borough Council voted 4 to 0 on a resolution approving a Tilt-Up proposal to build a Sandy memorial “at no cost to the borough.” The resolution called for plans to be submitted to the borough for review.While all of this seems to have happened properly, at least some seem to have been under the impression nothing had been formalized to go ahead with the monument.The idea for the concrete Super Standy monument goes back to about November 2014, said Borough Administrator Tim Hill. Tilt-Up was looking to do a community project in anticipation of its annual meeting, scheduled for the fall of 2015 in New Brunswick.Hill said three sites were under consideration: Veterans Memorial Park, Huddy Park, or behind the Community Center. “There were council members” aware of the project and selected location, Hill said.“The monument was solely built to honor the people that lived through Sandy,” said Fred Anton, who grew up in neighboring Atlantic Highlands, is in the construction supply business, and was a liaison between Tilt-Up and Highlands.The borough said a CAFRA permit was not needed, because the monument would replace an A-frame gazebo, although not in the exact footprint, Anton said.“All this was approved from the town,” said Bob Murray, who lives in Somerset County and was the project manager. “This is a case of buyer’s remorse. We got a green light to do this.”Once the warm season comes, Tilt-Up was to finish the project by painting it with a white protective paint, Murray said. Also, Tilt-Up was thinking of having a “grand opening,” a community celebration of the monument, Murray said.Now, the monument’s future is unclear.Mitch Bloomquist, Tit-Up’s executive director, said the approximately 400-member association would be “interested if they (Highlands officials) want to go for that (CAFRA) permit.”“We’d be happy to coordinate a donation for that,” Bloomquist said.But Bloomquist told the Council that Tilt-Up would not pay for the monument’s removal.“Whether it should be removed should be up to the community,” Card said. “I don’t think we should apply for a (CAFRA) permit at this time. I can’t have open dialogue without complete information.”Councilwoman Claudette D’Arrigo said she was concerned with environmental issues regarding the placement of the monument on the beach. Now, the Borough Council has to look at the issue as a community, Broullon said.“We’re not going to take action without adequate feedback,” Broullon said.“I understand people don’t like it,” Murray said. “(But) I’ve gotten a few emails from people who do like it.”
MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Arts Center held its Comic Book Show Sunday, March 17. With more than 50 vendors and artists present, attendees of all ages were able to search from dollar comics all the way up to rare investment comics. Many visitors simply came to share their passion for comic books and find new thrilling adventures to take home and read. Photos by Patrick Olivero
However, the Cats couldn’t keep the drive going losing in the semi final round Tuesday to North Shore 3-0. West Kootenay concludes the tournament Wednesday against the loser of Prince George and Richmond.Here’s the account of Tuesday’s action, along with lead up games Monday, through the eyes of Jesse Cooper.We played Richmond on March 21 and lost 8-2. They were a tough team but the team we didn’t play up to to our usual (standard).Today (Tuesday) we played Terrace, and won 4-0, so we got to move on to the semi finals against North Shore. We ended up losing 3-0. We played one of our best games but we just couldn’t score. There were many players in tears in the dressing room because we don’t want the season to end. We had a cake to celebrate the end of the season made by one of the grandpa’s on our team. We play tomorrow for third and fourth. We havent found out who were playing yet. The West Kootenay Wildcats, based in Castlegar, are currently in Kelowna playing at the B.C. Hockey Female Bantam provincials.Nelson Minor Hockey product Jesse Cooper, joined by two other Heritage City players — Emma Hare and Jena Wheeldon — has agreed to blog the happenings of the Cats for The Nelson Daily.The Wildcats scored a 2-0 win over Kamloops Sunday to open the eight-team tournament.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsDon’t expect a lot of movement in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as teams prepare to submit final rosters January 15 to B.C. Hockey.At least that’s what Nelson Leaf coach Frank Maida thinks will happen as junior teams across the country ready for the final part of the season.“We’ve been looking but there isn’t a lot of movement out there,” Maida said prior to a three-point weekend in KIJHL play.The Leafs opened the weekend losing 5-4 to Princeton before finishing on a much happier note after edging Grand Forks 5-2 Saturday — both games at the NDCC Arena.Maida has been desperately rustling the bushes throughout junior hockey for a player or two to fill out the roster of the Green and White before the final month stretch drive.However, Maida has only received offers of fewer players and not the home-run hitters the Leafs need to challenge both Beaver Valley and Castlegar for the Murdoch Division title.“I don’t think there’s going to be many players from the B.C. Hockey League because those teams already have less players than in past years,” Maida explained. “The only way players might become available is if Western Hockey League teams release players and then there may be a trickle down.”The Leafs currently have 21 players on the roster after defenceman Julian Davis left the team prior to the weekend.Leafs get back to winning ways, edge Grand Forks BruinsFive different players scored as the Nelson Leafs defeated the Grand Forks Border Bruins 5-2 Saturday in KIJHL Murdoch Division action at the NDCC Arena.The win was the first for Nelson in three games.Dallon Stoddart, first star Eric Spring, defenceman J.J. Beitel, Cameron Dobransky and Colton Malmsten scored for Nelson, which held period leads of 2-0 and 3-1.Mitchell Nishimura and Austin Lee replied for Grand Forks.However, the big story of this game was the play of Grand Forks goalie Dylan Quinn, who face 45 shots in the game.Hawks increase Murdoch lead to six pointsThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the top team in the entire KIJHL, stretched its lead in the Murdoch Division to six points over second-place Castlegar Rebels after posting a pair of wins.Zac Perehudoff stopped all 27 shots to backstop the Hawks to a 3-0 win over Princeton Posse Saturday.Christian Johnson scored twice and Chris Derochie added a single for the Hawks, which held a 36-27 shot advantage.Sunday, the Hawk players padded their individual scoring stats during an 11-2 pounding of Columbia Valley Rockies.Justin Ninimikin, rookie sensation Craig Martin, Dallas Calvin, Johnson and Max Flanagan each scored twice to lead the Hawks.Jacob Boyczuk also scored for Beaver Valley, 30-6-0-1.Mike Vlanich stopped 21 of 23 shots to grab the win in goal.Castlegar keeps pace with Hawks, pound Bruins twiceThe Castlegar Rebels kept pace with Beaver Valley by flexing its offensive muscles against lowly Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Rebels finished off the Bruins by blasting the Boundary team 16-2 Sunday in Castlegar.The win comes on the heels of a 10-0 shellacking Friday in Grand Forks.Anthony Delong and Chetwynd rookie Kody Fisher each had four points to lead the Rebels.Diego Bartlett and Delong each scored twice to pace Castlegar, 26-8-1-2 on the season.Castlegar hosts Creston Friday before traveling to Fruitvale Saturday to face the Hawks in a Murdoch showdown.The Rebels have defeated the Hawks in the last two meetings.Season continues to go south for Border BruinsThe season continues to go from bad to worse for the Grand Forks Border Bruins.The 1-36 Bruins, winless since November, have allowed a league high 340 goals — that’s a 9.19 per game average — as well has have only scored 74 times, also a league firstname.lastname@example.org