Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – February 27, 2012. H2O at Home is sharing its innovative line of natural and organic French products designed for living a safer, simpler life – free of harmful chemicals. To experience H2O at Home’s products and see what they can do for you, visit the River’s Edge at 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr. in Tumwater, Washington, on Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00 am.At the heart of H2O at Home’s product line are innovative microfibers designed to clean with just water – La Chiffonette®. This versatile microfiber range is strong enough to trap dust, scrub, and polish, yet gentle enough to remove all traces of makeup from your skin. H2O at Home products are all designed with the 3e Concept in mind – Efficient, Eco-friendly, and Easy-to-use.Damien Douchet, CEO of H2O at Home, will be traveling along the West Coast sharing the benefits of a chemical-free lifestyle. Our products will be featured at Discover Natural Living events in Washington (Gig Harbor, Pasco, Olympia, and Bainbridge Island) and Fairbanks, Alaska. Come and explore our natural, organic and innovative collection of products designed to make caring for your home, family and self simple and safe. While trying our products, connect with local advisors, enjoy light refreshments, and go home with a free sample!With 28 States looking to implement toxic chemical regulations on familiar cleaning products in 2012, there is a monumental shift in consumer preference towards products from natural sources and organic ingredients. Certified by the strictest European standards (ECOCERT® and COSMEBIO®), H2O at Home has over 14 years experience in delivering superior products to help care for your home, family, and self.For more information about H2O at Home and the Discover Natural Living Tour, please visit http://us.h2o-at-home.com/ For more information about the Discover Natural Living event, please contact the local advisor coordinating the event, Cassandra Batt, at http://www.myh2oathome.com/cassie/
Facebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University men’s and women’s cross country teams gave back to the beach they run on in the third annual beach clean-up.On August 24, SMU cleaned up Westport Beach on the Washington coast as a way to give back to the local community.“We have an amazing group of men and women on our team this year,” said head coach Jim Brewer. “They want to make a difference on and off the race course. Everyone was so willing to help clean-up the beach after one of our recent training runs.”The team pitched in to clean the beach at Westport after a summer training run. Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s University“It’s sad to see all the garbage left behind but it’s our pleasure to help beautify the beach we enjoy running on every season,” added Brewer. “We always have people ask what group we’re with. We’re proud to say we’re from Saint Martin’s University!”Cross country will opened the season on Saturday, September 3 at Ft. Steilacoom for the Puget Sound Invitational.
Facebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityPatrick Crumb ’85, president of AT&T Sports Networks, a subsidiary of AT&T, will deliver the 2018 Commencement address at Saint Martin’s University on Saturday, May 12, at Marcus Pavilion, located at 5300 Pacific Ave SE, on the University’s Lacey campus.Patrick Crumb ’85, president of AT&T Sports Networks, a subsidiary of AT&T, will deliver the 2018 Commencement address at Saint Martin’s University. Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s University“We are pleased to welcome Patrick Crumb, class of ’85, as our Commencement speaker this year,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “He brings his own perspective on the enduring value of the Saint Martin’s community and how that has influenced his successful career and life.”As president of AT&T Sports Networks, Crumb is responsible for leading the AT&T Sports Networks group and its regional sports networks branded as AT&T SportsNet and (in the Northwest) ROOT SPORTS™. The four networks (based in Denver, Colorado; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; and Bellevue) hold exclusive television rights to over two dozen professional and collegiate teams including the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz and Vegas Golden Knights. Under Crumb’s guidance, the AT&T Sports Networks group has won over 50 Emmy awards for its sports productions. In 2017, two leading national media publications, The Sports Business Journal and Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, both named Crumb as one of the most influential executives in the sports television industry.Crumb has held senior executive positions in four different Fortune 500 companies. Prior to AT&T, Crumb served as president of DIRECTV Sports Networks. Before DIRECTV, Crumb was executive vice president & general counsel of Liberty Sports Group, a subsidiary of Denver-based Liberty Media, and a senior vice president & general manager for Los Angeles-based Fox Sports Interactive, a division of News Corporation. His other prior executive positions include senior vice president of corporate & business development at Rival Networks and Rivals.com. Following Rivals, Crumb became the co-founder and president of Scout Media, Inc., from start-up through the successful sale of the company to 20th Century Fox/News Corporation in 2005.Prior to his business career, Crumb was a practicing attorney for 11 years. He was a partner at two prominent Seattle law firms, Bogle & Gates and Corr Cronin. His areas of specialization included sports, entertainment and intellectual property. His clients included the NCAA, Seattle Mariners, Ticketmaster, Warner Bros., Capitol Records and Exxon.Crumb is active in civic and charitable organizations. His current volunteer board of director positions include the University of Washington Foundation (Executive Committee) and the Seattle Sports Commission. His previous volunteer leadership positions include president of the University of Washington Alumni Association, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Washington Athletic Club and president of The 101 Club. He has also previously served on the Board of Trustees of Saint Martin’s University and the Board of Trustees of King County Guardian ad Litem & Court Appointed Special Advocates (GAL/CASA). He is a past recipient of the Robert W. Graham Award for Public Service for his volunteer legal representation of abused and neglected children involved in state DSHS dependency and termination hearings.Crumb is a summa cum laude 1985 graduate of Saint Martin’s University, where he was a Merit, Cheney and Chavelle Scholar, an inductee into the University’s Society of Fellows and class valedictorian. Crumb was the Lakeview Scholar at Georgetown University’s Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems (ICPES). While in Washington D.C., he also studied U.S. foreign policy at American University and worked in the U.S. Senate. Crumb obtained his juris doctor (J.D.) degree at the University of Washington School of Law where he was an honors graduate, president of the Moot Court Honor Board, an inductee into the National Order of the Barristers and the winner of each of the Mock Trial, Appellate Advocacy and Judson Falknor competitions.
Facebook35Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersThe deadline for citizens to submit a project application requiring the on-site gopher review screening process is 4:00 p.m. next Friday, September 13. This date takes into consideration the review season ending on October 31 and the requirement of two site-visits, 30 days apart. County staff will schedule site reviews for new permit applicants until the schedule is filled. Applications submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed an on-site review in 2019.If applicants used a consultant for the review, they must submit an application and the consultant’s report by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18. This allows staff time to review and field verify the report, if necessary, before the review window closes on October 31, 2019.The Board of County Commissioners has taken steps to address the Mazama pocket gopher review process, including submitting a draft of the Habitat Conservation Plan to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS). Each year, the Board has implemented key changes to the gopher review process resulting in a more streamlined and efficient reviews, including the option for applicants to hire their own qualified consultants to conduct reviews.The application deadline does not apply to all building permit applicants. Gopher reviews only apply to building permit applicants who plan to build on properties mapped with gopher soils and are within the county’s permit jurisdiction. In a typical year that’s about 10 percent of the county’s 4,000 total applications.Why the County conducts gopher reviewsThurston County is home to the threatened Mazama pocket gopher species. The federal Endangered Species Act protects these animals and their habitat. That means property owners who build on protected habitat may have federal requirements to address before they break ground. The county adopted a gopher review process to help permit applicants deal with the federal listing. Without the review process, every county permit applicant with a building project on a gopher soil would have to work directly with USFWS. This would increase the cost significantly and add an estimated 24 to 36 months to the process.To learn more about the County’s 2019 Gopher Review Process, visit www.ThurstonPermitting.org and select ‘Gopher Review Process’.
Facebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityOut of abundance of concern for our partners and patrons, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our state, we are rescheduling the Saint Martin’s University Food and Wine Festival from August 8, 2020 to August 14, 2021. As we plan for next year, we are excited to move the event outdoors and make it bigger and better. Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and donors for supporting this event which helps us raise funds for student scholarships. We look forward to hosting you next August!A special thank you to our sponsors who always support our community.Bon Appétit Management CompanyConnolly, Tacon & MeserveThe Creative OfficeDuncan & Associates Insurance BrokersEvent Planning Specialists, LLCEvergreen Direct Credit UnionFlowstate CreativesHanson MotorsHoliday Inn Express & Suites LaceyHotel RL OlympiaIronseeleLaw Offices of Kamela JamesLucky Eagle CasinoMeconi’s Italian SubsMorris-Sockle Family Law AttorneysNorthwest Harley-DavidsonO’Blarney’s Irish PubOlympia Oyster HouseNisqually Red Wind CasinoShowcase MediaSouth Sound Family DentistryThurston TalkTwinStar Credit Union
Advertisement roNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsn2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E703r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) akq5Would you ever consider trying this?😱4p43hCan your students do this? 🌚hRoller skating! Powered by Firework PETA, the renowned animal rights organization, named India skipper Virat Kohli as the ‘Person of the Year for 2019’ for his animal advocacy efforts, on Wednesday. A vegetarian himself, Virat Kohli had publicly called for efforts to improve the living conditions for animals and even sent a letter on PETA India’s behalf to release Malti, an elephant used for rides at Amer Fort, who was reportedly violently beaten by eight men, according to PETA India.Advertisement The World Cup winner is often spotted at an animal shelter in Bengaluru to check on the wounded and neglected dogs being treated there, and advices his fans to adopt animals rather than buying them.Advertisement “Virat Kohli is a fierce animal rights proponent who never hesitates to run out cruelty to animals any way he can. PETA India encourages everyone to follow his lead and always be an advocate for animals in need.” PETA India Director Sachin Bangera said.The previous recipients of this award include Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, former Supreme Court Justice KS Panicker Radhakrishnan, actors Anushka Sharma, Hema Malini, R Madhavan, and Jacqueline Fernandez.Advertisement India’s vegan captain will lead his side against Bangladesh in the historic pink-ball Test match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from November 22 onwards. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: APAdvertisement ycq0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbgbf7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egxs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) oqe8btWould you ever consider trying this?😱bmuCan your students do this? 🌚fpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although securing the spot of opener for Team India in the past, present times have been difficult for Shikhar Dhawan. While being out of cricket due to an injury last year, his previously occupied spot in the batting order has been usurped by K L Rahul, alongside the brilliant first choice Rohit Sharma. While his come back in the recent T20 series against Sri Lanka saw appreciable performance from the Delhite, lack of consistency in the long run may cause him to drop down in the pecking order. However, the player himself is not bothered about it.Advertisement Image Courtesy: APAfter first match was cancelled due to weather troubles, India secured a 2-0 victory in the series. Dhawan scored 32 in the second game, and a stunning half century in the third one at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.In the post match interview following the final game, Dhawan spoke about his return: “It wasn’t difficult. I accepted I got injured and I couldn’t do much about it.”Advertisement Dhawan, who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket, injured his left knee in a match against Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament.However, the injury didn’t stop the 31 year old from losing focus on his form.Advertisement Dhawan continued: “I was doing my rehab, focusing on training and got myself fitter and stronger. (In) the latter half, I prepared myself at the NCA, then I went and played Ranji Trophy and did very well out there.”On talking about the other two openers that Dhawan is competing to secure the opener spot, he appreciated the performance of his compatriots.“All three players are doing well. Rohit had an excellent 2019. Rahul has been doing good in the last two months and he is a good player and I am also back in the frame.” Dhawan told reporters.In the final T20 versus the Lions, Dhawan’s amazing knock of 52 came off just 36 balls, with 7 fours and 1 six.“I played well today. the picture is building up quite nicely, this is not an issue for me. It is in my hands to perform and play well. I am happy and satisfied that I got two opportunities and was able to express myself,” he added.Also read-Gautam Gambhir backs KL Rahul to seal openers spot ahead of Shikhar DhawanVirat Kohli pliable to play at 3 or 4 to ‘give youngsters a chance’ Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Twitter(@@anishsingh700)/GettyAdvertisement 7yzbyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9i9iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5n07( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 26a44Would you ever consider trying this?😱c6b8ihCan your students do this? 🌚3cRoller skating! Powered by Firework What happens when the team you are supporting, is so much overpowered by the opposition, that you become overwhelmed by their performance and begin to belt it out with their fans? See it from a New Zealand fan, who sang ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai!’ along with the supporters of Team India as the hosts clinched victory in yesterday’s super over thriller at Seddon Park cricket ground.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@@anishsingh700)/GettyTwitter user @anishsingh700 tweeted a TikTok video made by an Indian fan who was present at yesterday’s game, and was seen teaching a Kiwi supporter the chant. The user captioned the video with a heart touching statement: “The people of New Zealand are very sweet and clean hearted. You will never get angry on them, Always lovely comes on them. Bharat mata ki jai.” Check out the video here-“Teach me” the Black Caps fan is seen super enthusiastic to learn the opposition chorus, as a Men in Blues fan is seen teaching him the phrase word by word. The clip ends with the home supporter screaming ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai!’ with the same energy as the visitor crowd.The dramatic match, which in a bizarre turn of events ended in a draw in regular innings and went into super over, saw Rohit Sharma ease off the victory with two back to back sixes when 10 runs were required in the last two balls.Defending a total of 179, the Indian bowling squad was on a trouble from the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, who scored a swashbuckling 48-ball-95, but it was Mohammed Shami’s last over that prevented the hosts snatching their first victory of the series.The 29 year old picked up the vital wickets of Williamson and the devastating Ross Taylor, turning the tide of the match as New Zealand were stuck on their target with no balls to play.With a target of 18 in the super over, KL Rahul headed to the 22 yards along with Sharma to face Tim Southee. While the 31 year old pacer made pressure on the Indian batsmen, it was ultimately the heroics of Sharma that was the match decider.Already grabbing the series with 3-0 lead, India is taking on New Zealand in the fourth T20 of the series tomorrow at the Wellington Regional Stadium.Also read-The Brighter Gem? : Is Rohit Sharma a better batsman than Virat Kohli?See why Virat Kohli said that New Zealand deserved to win the 3rd T20 International Advertisement
By John BurtonATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Hans Mikaitis, his foreman Ken Foster and their client, Adam Schneider, may not be on a mission to “boldly go where no man has gone before” but they are clearly having a ball with their project.“It’s different from what we’ve been doing, I’ll tell you that,” Mikaitis acknowledged from his workshop.Mikaitis, who owns and operates Master Shipwrights, Inc., 25 West Highland Ave., usually works on building and repairing boats, both leisure and commercial craft. But over the years he and his staff have taken on other woodworking jobs that require their deft hands. Some of those projects have been offbeat, he and Foster acknowledged.“You never know when that phone rings what it’s going to bring,” Mikaitis said.Ken Foster, foreman for Master Shipwrights, Atlantic Highlands, works on restoring the Galileo, a prop used by the crew of the USS Enterprise in the popular 1960s TV show Star Trek.He has been working on restoring the approximately 24-feet prop used in the original Star Trek TV series, dating back to 1967. The Galileo was the shuttle spaceship used by various characters on the show’s USS Enterprise as they sped through galaxies on the show’s fictional five-year mission.The work the firm is doing to the mostly wooden TV spaceship is “pretty extensive,” Mikaitis said.“It’s nothing but a frame here,” he said pointing to the vessel’s bare shell. “We have to rebuild the whole thing.”“It was just a wreck,” when it arrived in his workshop in the fall, Mikaitis said.A previous owner had purchased the piece with the intention of showing it at conventions and fan shows but eventually allowed it deteriorate to the point where it needed a complete overhaul, according to Mikaitis.When Schneider contacted him he said, it “sounded interesting and fun and I told him to bring it in.”The work requires Master Shipwrights to replace or repair window, cabinetwork and the sheet metal over the wooden frame and painting. “Everything’s getting done to it,” Mikaitis said.Along with that work, Foster said, they will have to attach two pods, long pontoon-like fixtures to its exterior which are suppose to look like jet engines; each weighs about 600 pounds.The Galileo was purchased in June from the Kiko Auction House in Canton, Ohio, for about $70,000, Schneider saidSchneider, 56, lives in Long Branch (he is not related to Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider) and works in New York City as a management consultant in the financial industry.Schneider, who describes himself as a “science fiction kind of guy,” has begun collecting items that have appeared in movies and on TV, especially those that have been used in sci-fi features and especially spaceship models and props. He caught the collecting bug while attending an auction at Christie’s in New York City about six years ago.“I fell head over heels for the spaceships,” he said. “I said to myself ‘These are really cool.’ ”Collecting movie and TV props, especially costumes, is not an uncommon hobby. But what makes his take on it especially interesting, Schneider said, is the rarity of them. Costumes mean multiple versions, which can have a tendency to walk away following the initial production; spaceship models are much fewer and more guarded. Couple that with the ever-increasing reliance on computer-generated imaging in productions, and there’s no need to build them, making the existing ones that much more scarce – and desirable – for collectors, he said.The spaceships, he said, “are big and interesting and, in my mind, beautiful.”When it comes to Star Trek Mikaitis, who has been in business for more than 50 years, conceded he hasn’t “paid much attention to it.” But, since he’s been working on the project, he’s found “there’s a load of devoted trekkies who are coming in and asking, ‘can I look at it?’ ”Foster has teased Mikaitis, saying his boss is developing an appreciation for the show and movies. “Can’t you see his pointy ears,” Foster joked, smiling, with Mikaitis adding he now pays attention to it, when he comes across one of the show’s incarnations on TV.Schneider, a member of the baby boom generation and a sci-fi fan, holds a special place in his heart for the original show because, in the guise of an outer space adventure, it tackled such heady topics as racism, the Vietnam War and religion. “The content was far more sophisticated than appeared on television,” once you got beyond the phaser ray guns, which were pretty cool, he said.The spaceship should be completed in March, Makaitis expects.Schneider said he plans to make a trip to California to track down the original paint to make it is as close to the original as possible.Schneider’s ultimate plan is to fix it and “donate it to a museum for the public to enjoy it.” He has been in discussions about a possible location, though he declined to name which ones.Mikaitis has found that the advantages of doing this type of work is “it doesn’t have to float, it doesn’t have to fly.”
By John BurtonFourth of July celebrations are not just limited to one day in the Two River area.In Atlantic Highlands the volunteer fire department will be conducting its annual Fireman’s Fair from July 2-6. The fair will be held at the municipal harbor, at the end of First Avenue, and will feature rides, games, food and refreshments and entertainment. There will also be a fireworks display scheduled for Friday July 5.Colts Neck will be holding its annual fair on June 28-29 at Bucks Mill Park. Admission is $5 per person, free for children younger than 5, and will feature music, games, rides and other events, including fireworks displays on both evenings.Red Bank’s First Presbyterian Church, 255 Tower Hill, will be conducting its annual “Liberty Extravaganza” concert and audience sing-along on July 7.The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., but preceding it will be the church’s Strawberry Festival, a children’s fair and a musical performance by the Hot Taters Dixieland band on the church’s patio, beginning at 5.p.m.The concert, featuring patriotic songs, is the 25th annual one for the church. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the concert and early arrival is advised for seating. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken with a portion donated to Operation P.E.N.C.I.L., a charity started by American military personnel serving in Afghanistan to raise money for school supplies for Afghan children and their families. For more information call 732-747-1348.Sea Bright’s Driftwood Beach Club, 1485 Ocean Ave., and the club owners, the Stavola family, are sponsoring a July 1 fireworks display, billed as the largest in the state, as the topper of a daylong event serving as a fundraiser for Sea Bright Rising and Permit Relief Fund, charitable organizations assisting residents rebuilding after Super Storm Sandy.Ticketholders will have access to the Beach Bash Clambake with live music starting at noon, as well as club amenities, such as lifeguard-protected pool and beach area.Ticket prices for the beach bash and fireworks are $125 for adults and $25 for children 16 and younger. The ticket prices will increase after June 24. Tickets for the special menu dinner at the club’s restaurant, Ama, are $275 and seating begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for dinner and beach bash/fireworks are $335 per person.Tickets and additional information are available at www.seabrightrising.org, by calling 908-400-3617 or emailing to email@example.com.