first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by TOGETHER!On Saturday May 13th, 2017 TOGETHER! held their annual Awards of Excellence ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College. Back for the second year following a hiatus and reinvention, Awards of Excellence now honors and celebrates South Sound youth whose paths have been marked with adversity and whose grace and strength continue to shine through. More than 29 different schools and youth centered organizations nominated participants to receive the award. This year 35 awards and 10 scholarships were given, including a 1-year tuition waiver for SPSCC, as well as 2 continuing scholarships to 2016 Awards of Excellence scholarship winners.Aylin Gonzales was a 2016 scholarship winner and won a continuing support scholarship at this year’s awards. Photo courtesy: TOGETHER!Honorees were featured in The Olympian newspaper and publicly recognized at the Awards of Excellence ceremony. More than $10,000 in scholarships were awarded thanks to Gateway Rotary (our top scholarship donor), TwinStar Credit Union, Tumwater McDonald’s, and a year tuition waiver from South Puget Sound Community College Scholarship Foundation! Based on the knowledge that supporting and encouraging young people helps our community thrive, TOGETHER! and partners are proud to continue this tradition for another year!Aylin Gonzales, a 2016 scholarship winner is incredibly grateful for the continuing support scholarship awarded at Awards of Excellence 2017. “Thank you so much for supporting my education again this year. Awards of Excellence has been such a great support for me. It’s been a relief not having to stress over paying for my classes, and [the scholarship has] helped me focus more on school. As some of you know, I am working towards becoming a registered nurse and getting my Associates degree is the first step. Awards of Excellence has helped me to be able to go to school and take the classes I need to reach this goal, one step at a time,” Aylin said.Charissa DeWitt., a 2017 and 2017 scholarship recipient spoke at Saturday’s event. Photo courtesy: TOGETHER!“Higher education comes with a high price [however], and being an independent youth it’s not easy doing the college process all alone.” said Charissa DeWitt during a speech at the 2017 Awards of Excellence ceremony. “Thanks to the TOGETHER! scholarship I have the opportunity to help people in the near future.” DeWitt, a 2016 scholarship winner also benefitted from continuing scholarship support in 2017. She continued to say, “I want to say thank you [TOGETHER!] for the opportunity to get this award and the good that’s being done here should really be continued for all the other students that are going to need it in the future.”In addition to the heartfelt speeches from Gonzalez and DeWitt, handing out the scholarships and awards, the event also featured a sincere speech, and musical performance from Gryffen Murry, a 2016 Awards of Excellence honoree who also emceed the event with Bobby Williams of The Bridge. CYS’s The Bridge, and the Olympia High School’s UpStanders delivered music and poetry performances.Group photo of the 2017 award recipients who are excited to continue their education with a little help. Photo courtesy: TOGETHER!The ceremony was a hit; emotions from TOGETHER!’s staff and nominees were clearly visible. Pride, laughter and applause filled the air. Awards of Excellence was live-streamed on Facebook with 412+ views (despite tech challenges) and growing. Like any great thing, this event is possible only through the collaboration and partnership of many. TOGETHER! would like to especially thank our sponsors and in-kind donors: Gateway Rotary, Tumwater McDonalds, South Puget Sound Community College Foundation, TwinStar Credit Union, The Olympian, Forrey’s Forza, DZines, The Bridge, TAGS Awards and Specialties, Shanna Paxton Photography, Tumwater Safeway, Tumwater Costco, and Ralph’s Thriftway. Thank you also to event emcees Gryffen Murray & Bobby Williams, to The Bridge performers Gryffen Murray, Shanelle Berry, Lelh Inman (a.k.a Shady B & Taw_Nae), and to The UpStanders (Olympia High School) performers Mikayla Fisher-An, Maitlynn Reed, Andrew Pizana, Savantè Givens, and Rose Rinehart. For more information, visit the TOGETHER! website.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians will play their regular season opener on Saturday, November 17 when they host the Western Indoor Soccer League’s newest member, Tacoma Narrows FC, at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. It is the first of ten regular season games for the Artesians as announced by the WISL this week.With the addition of Narrows FC, the WISL returns to a six team league for its fifth season and each team will play five home games. The Artesians play three of their first four games on their home turf but then hit the road for four straight before finishing things off with two home games in a row, including a visit from three-time WISL champion Bellingham United in the regular season finale.Here is the entire Artesians 2018-2019 schedule…November 17 – vs. Tacoma Narrows – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMDecember 1 – vs. Snohomish Skyhawks – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMDecember 8 – at Bellingham United – Bellingham Sportsplex – 7:35 PMDecember 15 – vs. Tacoma Stars Reserves – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMDecember 22 – at Oly-Pen Force – Oly-Pen Sports Center – Time: TBAJanuary 5 – at Tacoma Stars Reserves – Tacoma Soccer Center – 6:00 PMJanuary 12 – at Snohomish Skyhawks – Snohomish Soccer Dome – Time: TBAJanuary 19 – at Tacoma Narrows – Tacoma Soccer Center – 8:00 PMJanuary 26 – vs. Oly-Pen Force – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMFebruary 2 – vs. Bellingham United – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM  Oly’s home field is The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College, a unique campus facility that received a $1 million renovation over the summer that included a new roof, new siding and interior improvements that will make the building much more inviting for players and fans. The field is the smallest field in the WISL but features the best site lines and the best atmosphere in the league and the Artesians are dedicated to putting on the best show in the WISL this season.The Artesians will get their first competitive action next Saturday at the WISL Preseason Tournament, hosted by the Oly-Pen Force at the Oly-Pen Sports Center in Bremerton. The first games are set to kick off midday. A full schedule will be posted this week. Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Historical SocietyMargaret Wetherbee hit the ground running at the Washington State Historical Society, joining the organization days after its buildings closed due to safety protocols around the coronavirus pandemic. “My first day included developing a remote working plan for the Research Center team,” said Wetherbee. “Now, I’m reaching out to citizens across the state to ask for their participation in documenting this historic event for the Historical Society’s collections. We want to capture what you’re going through right now as it unfolds, because this is an extraoridinary time in our history. We will continue to collect as we experience the impacts over the coming years.”Washington’s coronavirus history will be notable as one of the first pandemic hot spots in the United States. The Historical Society’s director, Jennifer Kilmer, remarked, “Future Washingtonians will research these days, asking how we coped with the suddenly vacated office buildings, curtailed services, and medical supply shortages. They’ll want to know know how this event impacted our lives on a personal level. Just as we are now looking to the 1918 flu epidemic for insight into our present experience, folks in the future will want to know about our Stay Home/Stay Healthy protocol, and how we managed to come together to help one another.”The Historical Society is asking for digital content including (but not limited to) photographs, audio and video clips, screenshots of social media memes or posts, reports, correspondence, observations and anecdotes. The Historical Society would also like physical objects and ephemera (home made masks, coronavirus closure notices, decals, diaries, letters, etc.) but asks that you gather and save objects until their Research Center reopens. For details, see /yourCOVID19story.Wetherbee joined the Historical Society following the recent retirement of Head of Collections Lynette Miller, who had worked with the agency for more than two decades. “We are excited to have Maggie with us to build upon the great accomplishments of Lynette Miller and our talented collections team. Maggie brings a wealth of knowledge regarding collections care, as well as a strong commitment to preserving the history of diverse communities,” said Kilmer.A fifth generation Washingtonian, Wetherbee has worked as a collections professional at the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma, the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum in Riverside, and others. Her passion for the stories of the Evergreen State began at a young age.“My love of preservation, archives, and collections started in my great-grandfather’s hand-built barn in Leavenworth. As a museum professional, my work has focused on opening collections to the cultural groups that are represented, to the families that have donated, and to new audiences through digital initiatives that can be accessed by all,” she said.The well-documented history of the women in Wetherbee’s family also inspires her, including her family’s connection to Japanese American history. “In 1936, my great aunt married a Japanese American man. When World War II arrived, she had to choose, did she go to Minidoka with her husband or did she stay and try to save the family property? She stayed. Her husband went to Minidoka, joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all Japanese American unit and still the most highly decorated unit in the military. Working at the Japanese American National Museum was a wonderful opportunity to help tell stories of families like mine,” she observed.“At Washington State Historical Society, I will work to preserve the diverse stories of my home state, and ensure we are moving the collection forward through digitization, while also collecting in new ways as we are doing during this pandemic,” Wetherbee said, inviting all Washingtonians to contribute to collections and offer ideas about what the Historical Society should collect by emailing read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: The Indian ExpressAdvertisement 9xqmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbodWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ear( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p5x5Would you ever consider trying this?😱sblqCan your students do this? 🌚bkatRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who kicked off his summer in style with a swashbuckling fifty in the first T20I against Sri Lanka has decided to take an indefinite break from the sport. Advertisement Image Courtesy: The Indian ExpressThe team’s psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd confirmed Maxwell’s decision to take a hiatus through a statement that confirmed that the all-rounder has been struggling with his mental health as of late. Lloyd stated:“Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health. As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game. Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with support staff,”Advertisement The right-handed all-rounder’s decision was met with the utmost support from the Aussie camp with the Executive General Manager adding that the well-being of the players and staff is the utmost priority.Australian head coach also commented on the situation by claiming that Maxwell’s joyful demeanor as a mask while adding that Maxwell has been battling issues with his mental health for about a year now.Advertisement “There have been a few times over the last 12 months where I’ve suspected that he was probably battling a little bit, but mainly in Adelaide last week before the first game,”The amount of traveling and stress that the players endure can often deteriorate mental health which is not a matter to be taken lightly. Apart from the 31-year-old, there are several players who have battled issues with mental health which include Marcus Trescothick, Jonathan Trott, and Maninder Singh.Read Also:India beat Sri Lanka to win the Women’s Emerging Asia Cup 2019Bangladesh players train with pollution mask ahead of 1st T20 in Delhi  Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: PA/GettyAdvertisement l4kNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2juWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebro( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cfnlWould you ever consider trying this?😱ntmCan your students do this? 🌚9r30mRoller skating! Powered by Firework The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has made some major impact on several football events across the world, causing major changes and postponement on top tier leagues and events in the coming months. However, arguably the biggest ht the beautiful game has received from the virus outbreak is the suspension of UEFA Euro 2020, premier European international football tournament that is now shifted to 2021.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PA/GettyThis is the first time in the history of the competition that has seen its usual quadrennial schedule get disrupted. Now termed ‘Euro 2021’, the competition will now be held from 11th June to 11th July next year.Following the postponement of Champions League and Europa League matches, this is UEFA’s latest big sweep amidst the Coronavirus panic that has spread across the globe this month.Advertisement While there were talks of the competition to go ahead this year as planned, but with necessary precautions and even possibly a behind closed doors tournament, the recently overlapping threat from the virus outbreak had left the authorising bodies with no choice.The bombshell came after Euro’s governing body UEFA themselves conducted a video conference with 55 of its member associations, and the news was first officially confirmed by the Norwegian Football Association via Twitter.Advertisement “UEFA has decided that the European Championship is postponed to 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year. More information coming,” the tweet read.Sources from Reuters have stated that the decision to postpone the Euro to next year was already confirmed by Karl-Erik Nilsson, President of the Swedish Football Association. “Postponed until 11/6 – 11/7 2021. Will get back to you after the meeting,” Nilsson spoke to Reuters during the video conference.However, there has been no major updates on any suspension about the ongoing European Qualifiers to be held on 26th and 27th March.The Euro 2021, now shifted away from their usual 4 year period, will be held across 12 Major European cities- Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St Petersburg.The inaugural match on 11th June 2021 will be held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as Italy will take on Turkey.Also read-Despite Coronavirus, here are the sports leagues still going on! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img(From left): Robert Schillberg, Red Bank; DonnaLyn Giegerich, Red Bank; Margaret Johnson and Lauren Antonucci, Long Branch; Cliff Moore, Hazlet; Christina Penatello, Garfield and Ted Friedli, Long Branch.Kick Cancer Overboard, an organization that gives free cruises to people whose lives have been affected by cancer, gave cruises to Lauren Antonucci and her mother, Margaret Johnson of Long Branch at a recent benefit concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.“So far this year we have given away 20 cruises to those who truly deserve a break,” said Ted Friedli, the founder of KCO and the owner of Excel Travel in Long Branch.This year’s cruise leaves from Cape Liberty on May 19 and sails to Bermuda. The trip is open to anyone, not just cancer survivors. For every 12th person booked another survivor gets a free cruise.KCO’s upcoming events are a fashion show at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on March 12 and a family rock show with Rockit at the Middletown Arts Center on March 17. For more information: www.kickcanceroverboard.orglast_img read more

first_imgRED BANK – Resident Carol Sullivan Schulte is encouraging the Parkinson’s community to learn about the potential benefits of exercise.Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) and nearby health-care professionals, she is hosting an educational forum, Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise: How to Improve Your Daily Quality of Life, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church in Red Bank.Schulte has been active in the Parkinson’s cause since her own diagnosis in 1996. In 2010, she completed an intensive three-day training to join PDF’s Parkinson’s Advocates in Research program. Her work with the program to speed new treatments for Parkinson’s includes community education about clinical trials. The exercise enthusiast is particularly passionate about research into exercise as a therapy for Parkinson’s.She has arranged for local experts, including Dr. Margery H. Mark of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, to discuss how exercise can help manage Parkinson’s symptoms and the different types of programs available locally. Topics to be discussed include personalized physical therapy programs and resistance training for strength gains.“I’m offering this forum to show the people in my community living with Parkinson’s how they can be more proactive in improving their daily living. Even if it’s just sitting in a wheelchair lifting weights, or walking around the block, you have to keep at it. Parkinson’s is not the death sentence we all think it is,” Schulte said.Robin Elliott, executive director of PDF, said: “We are inspired by PDF Research Advocates like Ms. Schulte who strive to educate people with Parkinson’s not only about research but on ways to enhance day-to-day life with Parkinson’s. She is a key partner in PDF’s mission to support the research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s.”For more information about Schulte’s exercise forum or the PAIR program, please contact PDF at (800) 457-6676, or register for the Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise, contact Schulte at 732-530-8032. The cost is $20 per person or $30 for a person with Parkinson’s and their caregiver. Lunch is included. The event is also sponsored by Meridian Health, Medtronic and Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty.last_img read more

first_imgRED BANK –The Red Bank Catholic Dance Company will perform a show especially dedicated to breast cancer awareness at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the RBC Broad Street auditorium.The 2013/2014 RBC Dance Company at Marine Park in downtown Red Bank. Through dance and song, the performers will express the different stages of this terrible illness and the strength it takes to fight it. The show will guide the audience from the initial diagnosis, through the struggle of treatment and finally to the stage of receiving help and support from friends and family. The performance is meant to serve as a wake-up call for early detection and how it saves lives.The RBC Dance Company is an elite group of dancers selected each year for their technical and artistic dance skills. Dance Company performs during the year at dance festivals, benefit performances and main stage concerts.A suggested donation of $10 at the door is appreciated. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Beauty Foundation, which assists breast cancer patients with the cost of wigs and reconstructive surgery.last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Hume Brewers took advantage of a short-staffed Our Glass squad to cruise to a 33-6 victory Sunday in West Kootenay Flag Football League action at the Mount Sentinel Field. The game was only contest schedule in the WKMFFL.Leading 7-0 at halftime, the Brewers offence began to wear down the Our Glass defenders. Our Glass played the entire contest one player short.Hume quarterback Steven Doyle had a field day with the Glass defence, firing touchdown passes to Greg Kinnear and a pair to Jon Francis. Doyle also ran for a major score.The Brewers, 2-0 to start the season, will receive a major test Sunday when the club plays defending champion Castlegar Vikings at 11 a.m. In the second tilt of the day, Dam Inn and Our Glass both search for first wins of the season.The WKMFFL is a five-team league that plays every Sunday at Mount Sentinel. The teams include Dam Inn Mates, Our Glass, Hume Brewers, Castlegar Vikings and Nelson Impact.The league runs until November when playoffs are held to determine the league champion.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bomber started off the New Years with a solid contest south of the 49th parallel.The Bombers dropped a close 47-32 decision to the Selkirk Rangers in Junior Girl’s Varsity Basketball play Tuesday in Metaline, Washington.Josse Miller scored 23 points to lead the Rangers over the Bombers.The contest was close through three periods before Selkirk out scored LVR 12-6 in the fourth quarter to put the contest away.Lynnea Carr led the LVR charge with eight points while Kyley Mirva had seven.Jayden Roch added six points while Devyn Parker collected five.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img