County Commissioners Honor Rochester School District for Water Quality Efforts

first_imgThe county is actively seeking other school districts to take part in the Stormwater Rate Credit Program. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA – Thurston County Commissioners are recognizing the Rochester School District for partnering in an effort to protect groundwater and to provide education about the importance of water quality.  The district is the first in the county to partner with the Thurston County Stormwater Utility to complete the pilot Stormwater Rate Credit application. Under the program, the district completed a comprehensive inspection and maintenance of their stormwater facilities which are critical to providing water quality treatment for pollution in runoff from impervious surfaces such as parking lots.  Thurston County Commission Chair Cathy Wolfe says this is a win for the school district and the community.  “We appreciate the willingness of the district to become involved in this program.  This partnership between the district and the county will help with the upkeep of their storm water facilities while at the same time contributing to the protection of groundwater in the area.”  Rochester Schools Superintendent Kim Frye says the district is grateful to Thurston County for this program and the stormwater rate credit. “When we pay less in fees, it allows us to keep the limited education funding we have in our classrooms directly impacting student learning.”center_img There is also an important education component to the program.  The Rochester School District’s inclusion of comprehensive water resources materials, curriculum and activities, helps students learn about the importance of protecting and preserving critical water resources. In recognition of their participation in the watershed education program and the “Chehalis Basin Education Consortium”, and their inspection and maintenance activities, the District earned a 50% rebate    of 2011 county stormwater fees.  The total amount returned to the district was $9,071.5.last_img read more

Take Note – Great Promotional Items Stick Around

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted By: TAGS Awards & SpecialtiesSeveral years back we decided that when we ordered logo items for our Williams Group Marketing + Design business, from our own promotional team, we would be careful to make sure the item was something worth keeping.  In keeping with the Williams Group brand, even promotional items should convey quality, care and creativity.With this in mind, when we sponsored a chamber luncheon, all 200-plus people in attendance received a really nice, uniquely styled notebook with our logo front and center.I knew we had a hit right away because there were NONE left at the end of the lunch.  Every single person took theirs with them.  Furthermore, for months afterward, individuals who attended the lunch went out of their way to tell me how they use their notebook.   Some used them for work, but many used them for personal needs, such as keeping track of their workouts or diet plans.  One person shared she even used hers as a diary!Ever since that experience, we have continued to order items for ourselves that we believe will stick around and support our brand.  Cool notebooks work well for us, but even when we are choosing less expensive items, we make sure the item has a high perceived value.  Our recent pen orders, for instance, have been uniquely styled, heavy writing instruments that write smoothly…the kind of pens people are careful not to lose.  Even a relatively inexpensive pen, if done right, can work to enhance your brand the right way.At TAGS Awards & Specialties, ask us about how we can support your brand image with promotional items.  Or visit our specialties website at http://www.promotional-logo-items.com.last_img read more

Cut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100 A Great One

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Grays Harbor RacewayFans at the Grays Harbor Raceway were treated to an awesome night of racing on Saturday June 8th.  The 3/8-mile clay oval facility had a large car count on hand in the pit area that produced some wonderful action on the track.  The headline event was the Cut Rate Auto Parts 100 for the Street Stock division which had them compete in a marathon one-hundred lap feature.  Other classes on hand included the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, and Hornets.Walking away with the cool $650.00 check at the end of the Cut Rate Auto Parts 100 was defending track champion Jason Tole.  The Hoquiam driver showed the field the way for ninety-eight total laps.  Tole, who originally planned on taking the night off, would take the lead on lap three getting past the Sam’s Auto Repair/Desperado Express #40 Camaro of Mike Knox from Tacoma.As Tole would pace the field several cautions would occur a total including a total of eleven taking place by race’s end.  After the fourth caution happened yellow flag laps started to be counted up until lap ninety.  After the fuel stop at the midway point it started to become a race of attrition as drivers pushed their machines to the limit.Lapped traffic came into play especially with only a couple of laps to go and it looked like Brian Harding of Oakville was going to make the pass.  The Northwest Mountain Winery/Wilcox & Flegel Petroleum Supply #28 Camaro would briefly seize the top spot only to give it right back due to a caution on lap ninety-four.  Tole would retain the lead and hold off the contenders to put his Western Washington Construction/Crowell Brothers Automotive #34 Camaro into victory lane for the third straight race in Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stock division.“I planned on hanging out in the stands tonight but I kind of got guilted into racing tonight,” an extremely happy Jason Tole would say in victory lane, “I had all kinds of game plans going into this race but once the green flag came out I was just focused on getting to the front and staying there.  I got to thank Larry DeMoss from Cut Rate Auto Parts for doing putting up the money, this is awesome.”Fellow Hoquiam driver Jack Parshall would finish a respectable second place in his Jacknut Apparel/CNK Machine #9 entry followed by Brian Harding in third.  The #43 Mustang of Aberdeen native Shane Kerrigan was fourth while crossing the line in fifth was Brian Izzi from Lacey piloting the Eddie’s Automotive/Fusion Graphix #17 Camaro.  Earlier in the evening Eddie Blood of Olympia set fast time of the night at 18.913 seconds driving the #97 Malibu sponsored by Eddie’s Automotive/Fusion Graphix.Reece Goetz of Snohomish was out for a nice Saturday night drive in the 360 Sprint main event.  Starting on the pole position Goetz would put his Great Western Transport/Speedmart Inc./Elma Lanes #9R Eagle mount into the lead on the initial start.  As the feature had a long green flag run Enumclaw’s Henry Van Dam closed up the gap between him and Goetz and would start to put pressure on the leader.As the laps winded down Van Dam continued to look for a way around Goetz but Goetz held the preferred line.  In the closing laps Van Dam tried to make the pass for the lead but was unable to get around Goetz. Van Dam would have to defend second as J.J. Hickle made a bonsai move to the bottom with only a little left in the race.  The opportunity gave Goetz a chance to have some breathing room which was enough for him to go on and cruise to the win.  For Goetz it was his second win of the season making him the first driver to win more than once in the 360 Sprints.J.J. Hickle would capture second in the Meyer Electric/Kitsap Powdercoating #3 XXX followed by the Kovash Logging/Johanson Excavating #33V A.R.T. of Henry Van Dam in third.  Finishing in the fourth position was Jay Cole from Shelton in his Our Community Credit Union/Bulldog Trailers #0J XXX while fifth went to the Shark Racing Engines/LAW Motorsports #33 of Everett’s Colton Heath driving for car owners Alan Larson and Kelly Welch.Setting fast time of the night was Mill Creek native Cam Smith in the Dave Smith Motorsports/Powdercoating Inc./Nelson Texturing #17 Maxim with a time of 14.761 seconds.  Earning the victories in heat race action were Colton Heath and Jay Cole.The Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds were in full force as they were competing for an enhanced purse of $750.00 to win courtesy of X-Factor Race Cars.  Hometown driver Josh Muller was the car to beat in his PBM Trucking/Eager Beaver Dirtworks/DVO Custom Guitars #3M Skyrocket.  Muller drove a distinct line the whole race primarily working the bottom groove of the track.Both Mark Carrell and Scott Miller were quick and at one point each of them had a chance to get by Muller but Muller would shut the door on them on each occasion.  In the late stages Joe German from Wishkah put his name in the hat for the win by moving into second place with only a few laps to go.    German tried his best to get his Wishkah Iron Works/Ozman Services Inc. #75X Skyrocket into the lead but Muller would hold on.  Josh Muller became the fourth different winner in five Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified features so far in 2013.“The bottom was definitely smooth,” commented Josh Muller, “I was just focused on hitting my marks and staying out in front.  I got to thank all my sponsors and crew for helping me out.”Joe German would finish in the runner-up position while Redmond, Oregon’s Mark Carrell was third in his Mark’s Auto Body/Gray’s Automotive #27 GRT by Phillips entry.  The Blue Bear Park/Barbie’s Restaurant #26 Shaw of Shelton driver Scott Miller was fourth followed by Tom Sweatman from Cosmopolis in fifth in the Sweatman Trucking/D&D Dyno/MASCO Petroleum #11 Shaw.  Earlier in the evening Josh Muller and Scott Miller were heat race winners.The Hornet division saw Brian Norton take care of business in his Free Junk Removal #43.  The Tacoma native took the lead early in the race and ran away with it to earn his second straight victory of the season.  Norton also becomes the first Hornet driver to win more than one feature this year.“Once I got ahead it was clean sailing,” said Brian Norton, “this ties us for the same amount of wins as I got last year so it feels good.”The Kerrigan & Sons Trucking #17 of Aberdeen’s Willie Wright was second followed by the #19 of Ryan Williams in third.  The Free Junk Removal/Eddie’s Automotive #75 of Chad Norton from Tenino crossed the line fourth and completing the top five was Amanda Allery of Elma in her I-5 Auto & Truck/Loopez Inc. #37X.  Chad Norton and Amanda Allery would win their respected heat races earlier in the night.The Grays Harbor Raceway will be back in action this Saturday June 15th.  The Wild Wild West Modified Shootout will kick their speedweek series off at GHR as the local Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified stars will defend their home track from the several travelling teams.  360 Sprints, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets will all be on the card.  For more information log on towww.graysharbrorraceway.com.Race SummaryCut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100Saturday June 8th, 2013Grays Harbor RacewayElma, Washington360 Sprints11 EntriesFast Time: Cam Smith, 14.761Heat Race Winners: Colton Heath (1), Jay Cole (2)A-Feature: 1. Reece Goetz, 2. J.J. Hickle, 3. Henry Van Dam, 4. Jay Cole, 5. Colton Heath, 6. Tyler Anderson, 7. Cam Smith, 8. Jeff Dunlap, 9. Mike Romig, 10. Brent Hoover, 11. Jason ReedShipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds15 EntriesHeat Race Winners: Josh Muller (1), Scott Miller (2)A-Feature: 1. Josh Muller, 2. Joe German, 3. Mark Carrell, 4. Scott Miller, 5. Tom Sweatman, 6. Del Schnitzer, 7. Zack Simpson, 8. Carl Larson, 9. Kris Asche, 10. Rayun McMichael, 11. Kevin Keller, 12. Alan Muncheow, 13. Jeff Foster, 14. Scott Westley, 15. Will TaylorCut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks24 EntriesFast Time: Eddie Blood, 18.913A-Feature: 1. Jason Tole, 2. Jack Parshall, 3. Brian Harding, 4. Shane Kerrigan, 5. Brian Izzi, 6. Eddie Blood, 7. Cory Sweatman, 8. Ryan Haney, 9. Austin Kerrigan, 10. Matt Babcock, 11. Matt Bramer, 12. Mike Clingen, 13. Chip Haney, 14. Kelly Fugate, 15. Don Briggs, 16. Will Madison, 17. Tim Phillips, 18. Mike Knox, 19. Greg Watkins, 20. Ross Watkins, 21. Doug Brewster, 22. Andy Schmidt, 23. Josh Cherry, 24. Tom HeckerHornetes13 EntriesHeat Race Winners: Chad Norton (1), Amanda Allery (2)A-Feature: 1. Brian Norton, 2. Willie Wright, 3. Ryan Williams, 4. Chad Norton, 5. Amanda Allery, 6. Jeff Daniel, 7. Jeserae Norton, 8. Tom Hecker Jr., 9. Chris Pugsley, 10. Michael Brewster, 11. Peggy Harding, 12. Jason Valentine, DNS Jeremy Nortonlast_img read more

Hands On Children’s Museum’s Sand in the City Event Becomes a…

first_imgFacebook302Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Hands On Children’s MuseumThe Hands On Children’s Museum, Washington State’s largest and most-visited children’s museum, is announcing the launch of a new festival to bring more visitors and guests to the museum and the South Sound region all summer long.Summer Splash!, a new summer-long festival of fun, replaces the popular Sand in the City® format the museum has hosted for the last 15 years. The goal is to expand featured festival activities from just two days at the end of August to three months starting in June.The Hands On Children’s Museum has shifted to a summer-long celebration that is fun and engaging for families. Photo credit: Hands On Children’s Museum.“Sand in the City® was an amazing two-day community festival, but in many ways, had become a victim of its own success,” said Jocelyn McCabe, president of the Hands On Children’s Museum Board of Directors. “Through the years, the size of the event has grown dramatically and the museum has had to shift more of its resources to event management, rather than providing inspirational hands-on learning activities.”“The new Summer Splash! format spreads the fun and learning over three months and centers the activities at the museum, rather than on the streets around it,” said McCabe. “With three months of new themes featuring guest performers, artists, events and new activities, we hope the festival will attract visitors to the region throughout June, July and August.”Museum Executive Director Patty Belmonte said Sand in the City® has grown to become one of Thurston County’s largest events serving 25,000-35,000 visitors in a weekend.Families will enjoy new themes featuring guest performers, artists, events and new activities. Photo courtesy: Hands On Children’s Museum.“When the event started, it was a free event designed to introduce the community to the engaging and interactive art and science activities the museum is now widely known for,” said Belmonte. “At the same time, event sponsorships and donations helped to fund the museum’s free- and reduced-access programs year-round.”The shift to a summer-long festival will create better experiences for museum visitors, spread visitation throughout the summer, allow for new and exciting learning themes, reduce costs and better fund year-round museum access programs, said Belmonte.All of the major event sponsors will continue to support Summer Splash! headline events and several new activities. And Sand in the City®’s most beloved components, including the display sand sculpture, carved by West Coast artists, will be featured as well. The new festival will also include free access days each month.Summer Splash! will also include some free access days to the Hands On Children’s Museum.Summer Splash! will kick-off in early June with the opening of a national traveling exhibit, Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius. In July, Sand, Forts & Water Adventures will be featured with master sand carvers returning for a three-day sculpting demonstration to create an outstanding display sculpture. Pirates & Parrots will take over the museum in August featuring a 40-foot-long pirate ship, live parrots and a crow’s nest climbing wall.Throughout the summer, the museum will also host select performers on both the indoor and outdoor stages. Nonprofit partners will also visit the museum to facilitate some of the most beloved activities. As with Sand in the City®, the Summer Splash! festival will conclude with an adults-only Party with a Purpose Summer Gala at the museum on Friday, Aug. 26.“With so many new exhibits and activities on the calendar, it’s going to add a whole new element of fun to summer in the South Sound,” said Belmonte.last_img read more

Music on the Plaza Features Post War Blues When the Sheriff…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Port of OlympiaAgainst the backdrop of sparkling Budd Inlet, Blues County Sheriff will entertain with post-war blues at the free Music on the Plaza concert on August 5 at 7:00 p.m. Post war blues is very popular dance music performed in big city dance halls, highway roadhouses and honkytonks. Blues County Sheriff does original material along with covers of great classic blues tunes.Port of Olympia is proud to partner with the Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) for the eleventh year of Music on the Plaza which is part of ODA’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series.  The tiered Port Plaza offers excellent viewing as well as plenty of dance space. Find the Port Plaza just north of Percival Landing and south of the Port’s Marine Terminal along the east side of Budd Inlet in downtown Olympia. Its landmark is the 43-foot viewing tower. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy a night of great music with your community.Music in the Park’s award-winning performances began in 1979, featuring local, regional and national talents. The concert series attracts visitors from Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pierce and King counties. ODA accepted the production responsibilities for Music in the Park in 1991.last_img read more

Downtown Olympia’s December 20 ‘Third Thursday’ is a Celebration of the…

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Downtown AllianceDowntown Olympia’s Third Thursdays are a community celebration of local culture, art, food, music, and unique shopping experiences. Whether you make it a date night, a fun outing with friends or a family adventure, there is so much to discover in our vibrant community, all set to live music from street performers.On Thursday, December 20, over 20 downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries will offer unique, third-Thursday promotions; several art galleries are holding artist receptions, and the community will enjoy food and beverage tastes at several boutiques.A fun element of each Third Thursday is the Challenge Game! Participating Third Thursday businesses will hand out game cards. Participants can visit each business to get another letter to solve the phrase of the month. Complete the phrase first and win!WHAT: Olympia’s Third ThursdayWHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Street performers located around downtown and The Olympia Downtown Alliance will host an info booth, located in the US Bank parking lot from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.WHERE: Olympia’s Downtown. Click here for a map of participating businesses.WHO: Presented by Providence Health Services and brought to the community by the Olympia Downtown Alliance and Mixx96FM. For more information about Third Thursday events, contact Brit Kramer, (360) 481-5010 or britk@redbarncommunications.com. For more information about Olympia Downtown Alliance, contact Todd Cutts, (360) 357-8948 or tcutts@downtownolympia.orgBusinesses participating in Third Thursday include:Archibald Sisters, Batdorf & Bronson, Blackbird Mercantile, Browsers Bookshop, Captain Little, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, Childhood’s End Gallery, Compass Rose, Courtyard Antiques Olympia, Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen, Gallery Boom, Hawley’s Gelato & Coffee, Holy Lamb Organics, Hot Toddy, Joby Glass Studio, The Popinjay, Sound and Vision Living, State of the Arts Gallery & Gifts, The Mouse Trap, Three Magnets Brewing Co., Le Voyeur Café & Lounge and Well 80 Brewhouse.Street Performers include:Lakota Dorris, Mallori Danielle Carter, Jessie Branch and Puget Sound Quartet.About the Olympia Downtown AllianceThe Olympia Downtown Alliance does not discriminate in employment or the delivery of services and resources on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national origin, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.last_img read more

UPDATE: Daytime Weekend Ramp Closure Scheduled in Tumwater Rescheduled

first_imgDeschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound US 101 will close.Drivers will detour via Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5. Advanced information of state highway work in Thurston County is available at the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates report.Original Release:Northbound Interstate 5 drivers heading to west Olympia and other locations along US 101 will want to plan additional time to reach their destinations this weekend.The northbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will close from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, to allow for extensive vegetation management work. Drivers will detour via the northbound I-5 exit 105/Port of Olympia/Henderson Boulevard and return by southbound I-5.Advanced information of highway roadwork in Thurston County is available at the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates report. Featured photo credit: Kim Merrimancenter_img Facebook74Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation Expected inclement weather has Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews rescheduling extensive vegetation work that had been scheduled to occur this weekend. Weather permitting, the work will now occur over the weekend of March 2-3.Revised schedule:7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3.Northbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 (Exit 104) will close.Drivers will detour via Exit 105/Port of Olympia/Henderson Boulevard.last_img read more

Shoaib Malik’s befitting reply to journo who asks him about seniority to team coach…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PCB/ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement nud2gNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E91( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 45c1Would you ever consider trying this?😱89tCan your students do this? 🌚c6idRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan cricket team started off their T20 series against Bangladesh with a swift win in the first match yesterday at the Gaddafi Stadium, and the squad’s veteran run machine Shoaib Malik showcased all the vibrancy on the pitch with a stormy knock of 58. While getting praise from supporters for being the senior in form, the batsman faced a trick question regarding the position of his junior Misbah-ul-Haq as the head coach of the team. But, the player had the perfect response.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PCB/ESPNcricinfoMisbah-ul-Haq, the former skipper hung his boots from limited overs cricket in 2015, and from Test cricket in the next year. The 45 year old took charge of the Pakistani squad in September 2019 along with the role of chief selector.Following the match yesterday, Shoaib Malik was present in the post match interview. Renowned for his grooming of his juniors, the media threw him a question about his boss, questioning his seniority to Misbah, trying to throw him into a tizzy.Advertisement “Shoaib, you spoke about grooming youngsters in the team, which is a responsibility of a senior player. So, you are even more senior than your coach (Misbah-ul-Haq), will you groom him as well?” the interviewer asked.However, the 37 year old had the perfect response to the tricky query.Advertisement He responded: “There is no one in the world who can say that he has learnt everything. Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t say that or other people couldn’t say that they have learnt anything.”Malik, who debuted for the team in the West Indies ODI series 1999, is two years senior to Misbah, made his international debut in 2001 against New Zealand in Test cricket. While his junior has gone through retirement and taking charge of the team, the former captain mentions that learning is a never ending procedure.He continued: “Learning process never ends. Lot of cricketers and coaches have come and gone, a lot happened but the learning process never stopped.”Winning the toss and deciding to Bat first, Bangladesh put up a score of 141 in the first innings. However, it was the veteran Malik’s stunning 58-off-45, with five fours that was a major factor behing the win.“We go after people very quickly. We want overnight results, which doesn’t happen. We need to show some patience and if someone has got a chance then we must wait a little. I understand, you guys want some masala, everyone wants masala but we need to think about the country as well sometimes,” Malik concluded.Also read-Shoaib Malik posts christmas tweet with a slight dig on India – and gets trolled by Twitterati!Netizens troll Sarfaraz Ahmed after Misbah-ul-Haq imposes strict rules on diet Advertisementlast_img read more

Seeking Help Post-Sandy is an ‘Opportunity to Build Strength’

first_imgBy Wendy DePedro Recent weeks have highlighted the strength and resiliency of thousands of Monmouth County residents as they found ways to cope with the aftermath of Sandy and levels of stress in their lives that some could have never imagined.As the days of our recovery process turn into weeks and move into months, some in our community may need additional help with emotional healing. Dealing with the emotional consequences may help reduce the possibility of long-term problems. So important are the techniques for managing stress and anxiety and advice on staying connected to others.Sometimes just asking “do you have someone you can talk to; or have you considered talking to someone about the difficulties you might be incurring” can lead someone in the right direction of feeling better and able to cope. Once that need for additional assistance is identified, whether it is by the individuals themselves or by family members and friends, it is important to know that after Sandy there are resources to help with emotional recovery.In Monmouth County there are a number of organizations along with county and state offices that are leading the way and providing needed resources.For an initial response to determine the emotional needs of impacted individuals there is a team on the ground in Monmouth County through the NJ Hope and Healing campaign that can be reached at 877-294-HELP (4357).Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton has reactivated its Office of Disaster Response. Their toll-free number is 1-800-652-2080. Anyone from Monmouth, Ocean, Burling­ton or Mercer counties affected by Hurricane Sandy can contact the program. Visit www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org. Services are expected to include: disaster case management, financial assistance, trauma counseling, and financial counseling and donation management. Ser­vices are being provided at Monmouth Counseling Services, 145 Maple Ave., Red Bank.The Mental Health Associ­ation of Monmouth County (MHA) has a team of 70 local therapists/counselors who are volunteering their time to provide free counseling to any local residents in need. Individuals who need help can call the Mental Health Association at 732-542-6422. MHA intake staff will then link that person directly to one of the mental health professionals on the list. Services are provided free of charge and arrangements for home visits or a convenient location in the community are an option. Visit www.mentalhealthmonmouth.org.United Way of Monmouth County has launched Rebuild Monmouth, which is coordinating and overseeing the countywide volunteer effort and long-term recovery assistance including all their affiliated organizations. Visit www.uwmonmouth.org. They also have an information and referral service for all questions about basic needs like food, housing and health care to legal services, drug treatment, jobs assistance, child care, mental health services, transportation, financial assistance and a lot more. Just dial 2-1-1 or call toll free 877-NJ2114U (877-652-1148), or visit www.nj211.org. It’s free and totally confidential.Monmouth County Divi­sion of Mental Health and Addictions for local mental health information and referral. They can be contacted at 732-431-7200. MCDMA is facilitating a one-hour session for the general public from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, on the topic of “Emotional Healing from Sandy: Healthy Coping Skills and Available Resources” at the new Monmouth Con­nection offices, 3544 Route 66, Neptune.For up-to-date county disaster information you may visit www.visitmonmouth.com.It is also important to note that many people know that they need help but do not know how to go about seeking assistance. In some situations they may be hesitant, believing that they should be able to handle these newfound challenges on their own. The effects of traumatic events can be shortened and resolved when numerous supports are available to individuals and their loved ones.Seeking support is not a sign of weakness but an opportunity to build resili­ence, not only to cope with current challenges but also to build the strength necessary to move on with whatever else comes in the future. Depending on the need, please call the resources listed above.At the Mental Health Associ­ation and our nationwide affiliate Mental Health America we believe “there is no health without mental health.” The resources are vast in our county and your local communities, please use them. Emotional health resources are readily available in Monmouth Countycenter_img Wendy DePedro is the executive director of the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County.last_img read more

Rossland Royals slow Bomber run at a provincial berth

first_imgHowever, the runner up in the zone has one more shot at a provincial berth in a wild card back door game.The game is to be played in Kelowna against Fraser Valley #2 in Kelowna.The Bombers are back in action Wednesday (October 17) at Lakeside Pitch against Castlegar. Game time is 3:30 p.m. L.V. Rogers missed out on a chance to gain an automatic berth in the West Kootenay Final after the Rossland Royals defeated the Bombers in Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.The game was the final regular season contest of the season for both teams and enable the Golden City squad to earn top spot in league standings.”The Bombers may have one more chance to defeat the Royals at the West Kootenay Finals on October 25th, in Castlegar, (but) first they have to get by the Stanley Humphries Rockers from Castlegar on October 23rd,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.The West Kootenay winner advances to the B.C. High School AA Fieldhockey championships November 7-9 in Burnaby.last_img read more