Facebook84Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA: Local entrepreneurs Jeremy Carter and John Evans are excited that several of their one-of-a-kind landscape wood pieces are a part of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit that opens May 21, 2012.As luck would have it, Chihuly’s representative drove by and noticed the stockpile of landscape wood that was on display at Carter Evans Wood Concepts yard in Elma, WA. Carter and Evans then worked closely with Chihuly’s team to ensure the desired pieces were selected and delivered to the site at the base of the Space Needle.Over 20 years ago Carter Evans Wood Concepts had the foresight to salvage this unique wood from the Olympic Peninsula forest floor. The wood would either be abandoned on the forest floor or destined for the chip mill because it had little value to the lumber industry. These unique pieces of rejected, twisted, partially rotten, thrown away trees are “diamonds in the rough”. Nature has turned these into beautiful natural pieces of art. The cedar landscape wood ranges from 250-500 years old. These pieces of wood age slowly and will last for many generations to come. Carter Evans Wood Concepts leaves most of the landscape wood just as it came out of the forest, but they can also modify for individuals personal needs. The pieces of wood range in size from ones you can throw in the trunk of your car up to 8,000 pounds that can be delivered.On May 21st, The Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition will bring a transformative and inspirational experience to Northwest residences. The Seattle Center project will be the most comprehensive presentation of Chihuly’s artwork on public display. The 1.5 acres of exhibition space will feature indoor and outdoor art installations.The12,208 square-foot indoor pavilion will feature important works such as: a Neon and Glass Forest, a Northwest Room, a Sealife Tower, a Persian Ceiling, a Mille Fiori Platform, a Boat, a Chandelier Room, and a Macchia Forest.The indoor pavilion will also include a publicly accessible café with an outdoor patio, a 2,400 square foot retail/bookstore, and a 50 seat theater and lecture hall.A 43-foot tall Glass House encompassing 4,500 square feet, will feature five large Chandeliers composed of red and yellow Persians designed by Chihuly to intermix and appear as one expansive installation.The outdoor garden space will be 16,000 square feet, plus another 4,500 square feet for the outdoor plaza between the Glass House and the indoor pavilion.The outdoor garden space will feature are work including: seven walkway Chandeliers which will run along the edge of the pavilion, a 16’ diameter Sun, a green and yellow Icicle Tower, red, blue, and neodymium Reeds, a Pink Crystal Tower, Ikebana, Cattails, Fiddleheads, Herons, Floats, and Seal Pups.The exhibit opens May, 21st and will be an amazing display highlighting the wide breadth and scope of Chihuly’s celebrated career. The project removes 30,000 square feet of 50 year old grease topped asphalt, replacing it with landscaping and art with a sustainable design. Carter Evans Wood Concepts is proud to have their landscape wood as a part of such an amazing project.
Submitted by The City of LaceyThe Lacey Community Market invites families to enjoy the sunshine and bring their best furry friend to Huntamer Park this Saturday, September 13 for Pet Day. Free activities and entertainment await pets and their owners and will feature plenty of watering bowls, pools, and a misting station to ensure everyone stays cool while strolling through the outdoor marketplace. More than 60 vendor booths of flowers, produce, food, bakery treats, hand-crafted gifts, and re-purposed treasures will be on hand.In addition to unique shopping, families will enjoy plenty of pet-centric activities including St. Bernard cart rides, duck herding demos, face-painting, and canine rally courses. All ages will be entertained with presentations on the main stage by professional groomer Kayla Swearingen who will demonstrate doggie hairdo makeovers at 11:00 a.m., followed by introductions to the newest four-legged recruits to the Thurston County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit at noon. Starting at 1:00 p.m., proud pet owners are invited onstage to enter their “furkids” in contest categories ranging from ‘Cutest Pet’ to ‘Best Trick.’ Participation ribbons, award baskets, and raffle prize tickets will be distributed throughout the day at all activities.Animal Services will also be on hand from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to offer pet licensing and a low-cost micro-chipping clinic in partnership with the veterinarians from the JBLM 218th Medical Detachment.The Lacey Community Market has plenty of free parking and is conveniently located just four blocks from the freeway on Woodland Square Loop at College Street, behind the Lacey Fred Meyer. Market times are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information can be found on the city’s official website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us/market. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0
Facebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMy name is Beau, I am 8 years old, weigh 68 pounds, and am a very good boy! I was rescued from living on a chain for 8 years by some wonderful people, then I came to Adopt-A-Pet.I love to run in the huge play yards, and I even have a girlfriend. I finally know what it feels like to be free. I like to go for car ride’s, and jump easily into a crate for safety. I walk nicely on a leash, and really like the creek trails. I really want to have a new home where I am the only dog, but if I am properly introduced, I can make a new friend. I impressed the people at the kennels by having good manners with sitting and lie down when asked. I am a volunteer favorite, and a very smart & sweet boy. I hope I am the dog you have been waiting for.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 email@example.com or call 360-432-3091.
Facebook37Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeState shellfish managers have proposed the first round of razor clam digs in 2018, starting with the addition of New Year’s Day on two beaches followed by a week-long dig extending from late January into early February.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will confirm that schedule prior to each dig, provided that upcoming marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.Under WDFW’s plan, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks beaches will open for digging at noon Jan. 1, extending a dig previously scheduled for New Year’s Eve dig at four ocean beaches. Starting January 28, WDFW then plans to open various beaches for razor-clam digging through February 3.No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon.Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said the Janaury 1 opening is designed to give families a chance to ring in the new year digging clams on the beach.“We know that digging razor clams is a New Year’s tradition for many families and we want to help them keep tradition alive,” Ayres said.That and other digs are proposed on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:December 31, Sunday, 5:12 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks (previously announced and pending final toxin results)January 1, Monday, 6:02 p.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksJanuary 28, Sunday, 4:06 p.m.; -0.4 feet; MocrocksJanuary 29, Monday, 4:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; CopalisJanuary 30, Tuesday, 5:47 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksJanuary 31, Wednesday, 6:33 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisFebruary 1, Thursday, 7:17 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksFebruary 2, Friday, 8:00 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis\February 3, Saturday, 8:42 p.m.; -0.4; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksAll diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website and from license vendors around the state.Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.For updates on upcoming openings, see WDFW’s website.
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Business BankJon M. Jones, President and CEO, of Washington Business Bank announced that it has just become easier to own a piece of a successful community bank that was recently voted “Best Bank” in The Olympian’s Best of South Sound contest for the 5th year in a row. Washington Business Bank’s common stock has begun trading on the OTC marketplace under the symbol “WBZB”.“With the growth and financial success of the bank, our Board believes that having our stock listed on an active exchange is a natural next step in our evolution,” commented President and CEO Jon M. Jones. “Having an efficient way for our shareholders to trade our stock should provide both greater liquidity and higher visibility for our organization which are supportive to our plans for continued growth.”For more information about Washington Business Bank and how to purchase stock, please visit www.wabizbank.com.About Washington Business BankWashington Business Bank (WBZB) was founded in 2002 and is one of Washington’s premier community-owned financial institutions. The bank was voted “Best Bank” in The Olympian’s “Best of South Sound” contest for the fifth year in a row and is rated “5 Stars” by Bauer Financial. Headquartered in Olympia, Washington, Washington Business Bank’s mission is to provide financial services that enable their clients to become more successful. The bank is located at 223 5th Ave. SE (corner of 5th and Franklin) in downtown Olympia. Phone 360-754-1945. Fax 360-456-0252. www.wabizbank.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.
Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston EDCSince 1985, the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) has honored local businesses and celebrated the role they play in supporting the economic health of our region.On May 30, 2019, The Thurston EDC held its annual Gala and Business Recognition Awards at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. Over 200 people attended the event and helped celebrate the following five winners:Agricultural Business of the Year: OlyKrautNew Business of the Year: Freshii West OlympiaLarge Business of the Year: SCJ AllianceNon-Profit of the Year: The Bridge Music ProjectSmall Business of the Year: Gabi’s Olympic Cards and ComicsAbout the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & InnovationThe Thurston Economic Development Council has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. At the foundation of the work we do are three main principles: recruit, retain, and expand.We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.
Advertisement gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9710Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ej( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m4Would you ever consider trying this?😱4bjrbCan your students do this? 🌚9aqxsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Samson has been selected for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Bangladesh and former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is pleased with the board’s decision. The hard-hitting right hander has proved his talent in domestic circuit over the years but was overlooked by the selectors on numerous occasions. With the T20 World Cup looming next year, and that Rishabh Pant is yet to seal his place in the starting line-up, the team management along with the selectors have decided to give this youngster a chance to shine.Advertisement Gambhir, on the other hand, has been vouching for Samson’s talent and his inclusion in the national squad for quite a long time. Hence, after Thursday’s squad announcement Gauti, couldn’t hide his joy; congratulating both the player and the board through social media.Advertisement “This is well and truly through the gap by Sanju Samson!!! Congratulations on being picked in the T20I squad. Soft hands, nimble feet and hopefully a sane head…go Sanju grab your moment, long overdue,” he tweeted.The 24-year-old is enjoying a sublime form at the moment and the selectors couldn’t help but include him in the team this time, after his brilliant double century against Goa in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.Samson made his debut for India in a T20I game against Zimbabwe back in 2015 and managed to score 19 runs in that match. The Men in Blue however, lost the tie by 10 runs, and he was never picked again, until now.India will play a three-match T20I series against the Bangla Tigers from November 3 onwards and a two-match Test series from November 14. Advertisement
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Image Courtesy: India TVAdvertisement a82d412NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsxl2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2ti7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6h7v2Would you ever consider trying this?😱eky0Can your students do this? 🌚c4i321eRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan praised Mahmudullah’s captaincy by claiming that it is similar to MS Dhoni’s leadership style.Advertisement Image Courtesy: India TVMahmudullah was appointed as the skipper in the wake of Shakib Al Hasan’s suspension by the ICC and romped on a historic maiden win over the hosts in the first T20I in Delhi. The visitors failed to seal the series after suffering a mighty defeat at Rajkot.Irfan Pathan noted how Mahmudullah used spinners in the powerplay phase and noted that it was a play out of MS Dhoni’s book. On the Nerolac Cricket Live show on Star Sports, Pathan said:Advertisement “When you win a match against one of the best teams in the world, it helps in boosting your confidence and Mahmudullah had shown great qualities of a captain including the changes he made during the match,”“There was a hint of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his captaincy as he also used part-time bowlers after the power play which is a strategy often used by Dhoni,” Advertisement MS Dhoni, who is known for his calm and elite reading of the game is widely recognized as one of the greatest ever captains. Team India managed to win all of ICC’s major tournaments under his leadership.While the Bangladesh all-rounder showed a slight glimpse, there is still a long way to go in order to make some serious comparisons.Mahmudallah has to get his troop rallied for the series decider which is scheduled to take place in Nagpur.Read Also:Rohit Sharma’s plea to everyone : Please leave Risabh Pant alone!Indian cricket team chill with Air Force pilots ahead of Bangladesh T20 decider Advertisement
Advertisement mtNBA Finals | Brooklyn VstciWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2rzy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fpyb2Would you ever consider trying this?😱2g793tsCan your students do this? 🌚a9kyuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sometimes, even the best of players can be subject to instances of pettiness which shallows their reputation. Ten years ago, on a fateful day in Paris, a handball crushed a nation’s dream of returning to the grandest stage of football: The FIFA World Cup. The offence was a handball and the culprit was Thierry Henry. The result was the heartbreak of an entire nation, as Ireland failed to reach the FIFA World Cup 2010.Advertisement On that day, a struggling France took on a soaring Irish team. France had an expectedly better squad, but Ireland had renowned stars like Robbie Keane and Shay Given to boost their morale. During the extra time of the match, where Ireland had admittedly been the better team, the aggregate was 1-1. During the eighth minute of the extra time, Thierry Henry handled the ball with his hands not once but twice, which somehow avoided the eye of the referee. He then tapped the ball to a keen-eyed William Gallas, who took the opportunity to score. The aggregate was now 2-1, and France reached the world cup, leaving Ireland dejected.Advertisement The moment captured the attention of many politicians, including the cabinet ministers of Ireland. Henry’s actions were widely condemned, and while he did not get punished by FIFA, France got eliminated from the Group Stage of World Cup that year, owing to bad performance and player revolt.Advertisement Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 20 and Zebre in FM 20; Juventus really can’t catch a break!RVP chooses between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry Advertisement