Facebook0Tweet0Pin0FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Monday, July 11, 2011 A map of the area, along with directions, can be accessed by visiting the Thurston County Fair website at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/directions.htm“TEN GALLONS OF FUN AT THE THURSTON COUNTY FAIR”August 3 – 7, 2011 If you are traveling to the Thurston County Fairgrounds via Martin Way you can detour around the construction via Kinwood Road SE located approximately ¼ mile East of Carpenter Road. Detour Routes to Thurston County Fairgrounds Help to Get Around Carpenter Road ConstructionA major construction project has blocked part of Carpenter Road in Thurston County, but NOT the part where the Thurston County Fairgrounds are located. The fair begins the first Wednesday in August, but volunteers and others preparing for the fair can easily get there despite the construction. The road construction work does not directly impact the fair location at 3054 Carpenter Road in Lacey. You can easily reach the fairgrounds along Carpenter Road SE, from either Pacific Avenue or Mullen Road. Fairgoers can access Carpenter Road southbound at Pacific Avenue from the west via College Street and Lacey Boulevard. From the east, Pacific Avenue is accessible from Marvin Road.
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olyphant Art SupplyOlyphant Art Supply–established in 2010–is downtown Olympia’s only source for ﬁne art materials. Started with a shoestring budget, Olyphant began in a 650 sq. foot ofﬁce space; soon after, it relocated to the historic Washington St. Arts Building where countless performances, classes, ﬁgure drawing, art openings and demonstrations were held in the back gallery space.With ideas of continuing an agenda of art education on hold, the current goal is to provide inspiration and convenience to artists and enthusiasts; to be a viable, fun and thriving business that reaches a further audience than before while giving another reason for people to visit downtown Olympia.New Location: 119 5th Ave. SE, Olympia Located between the upcoming Olympia Toy Co. & 5th Ave. SandwichesFollowing a storewide clearance sale, Olyphant Art Supply and Framing will move locations, and thereafter be known as Olyphant Art and Media.Fundraising via Indiegogo.com will serve to help with the costs of moving, downtime and website development while introducing new Olyphant artwork with the sale of t-shirts printed by DNT STP Printing–an Olympia based silkscreen operation. Original, custom-framed psychedelic posters from the 1960’s and giclee prints of original artwork by local artist and part-owner Nick Baldridge will also be available.Olyphant Art & Media will specialize in paints, brushes, pens, markers, inks, journals and obscure art & culture magazines. Framing will no longer be available. In addition, Olyphant is currently developing a website that will afford Olympians the option to buy art supplies online while still shopping locally. Prices will be competitive; customers will have the option of in-store pick up, shipping or local delivery, and the inventory will offer merchandise not available in the brick & mortar store. Non- proﬁts and educators will be able to create an account with special pricing. Website is estimated to be live by October 1st. The idea is to combine the convenience, prices and the expansive inventory of an e-commerce store with a brick & mortar establishment downtown–providing a variety of basic supplies as well as reference materials (i.e. magazines, books), artwork, stationery and locally printed t-shirts.Important Dates:Storewide Clearance Sale: Art supplies will be discounted 20% to 65%; framed art will be available at cost; prints will be sold for half price: Saturday June 14 – Sunday June 29Soft Opening: July 15 – July 31Grand Opening Sale as Olyphant Art and Media: Friday August 15 – Sunday August 24Indiegogo.com Campaign: June 14 – July 13* A ThurstonTalk article sharing Olyphant’s unique wares can be found here.
Facebook43Tweet0Pin0Submitted by OlyBellaThis year’s Girls Night Out participants will get the chance to visit Wonderland, thanks to a very special collaboration between OlyBella and Gallery Boom. The Gallery is hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed event from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017. The event will feature live music with Holy Oly Tribe, yummy treats by Tasteful Joy, a Wonderland photo booth, a Dandelion Art Show “sitting garden”, puzzle pin craft activities, floral arrangements and crafts by Sugar Pine Floral, and a painting raffle. Gallery Boom artists will be dressed in costume and helping host the event.OlyBella at 2017 Spring ArtsWalk. Photo courtesy: OlyBellaOlyBella will also be giving away free samples of Chica Rosa Lip Butter (black cherry, vanilla bean and rose). The flavor is being re-launched at Girls Night Out (GNO) after a popular limited edition run earlier in the year. Special Mother’s Day Lip Butter packages featuring the flavor will be available for purchase. OlyBella owner Olivia Salazar de Breaux is excited about the opportunity to sponsor this event at Gallery Boom. When she approached the Gallery owner Christine Malek several months ago about participating in GNO, she shared the impact this event has on the community and on the women who attend. They talked about creating a space where all would feel welcomed; participants could relax and enjoy themselves, mingle and have fun, experience the rich offering of local artwork the Gallery has to offer, and make more memories.“Not only does this event bring a much-needed economic boost to our amazing downtown businesses, it is also a time to create lasting memories. My sisters and I attended our very first GNO in 2012 and made a pact to attend future events. Even after losing our younger sister – who passed away in 2012 months after GNO – we continue this tradition to pay honor and celebrate sisterhood. The energy and the excitement of this event is something that I am THRILLED to be a part of this year with Gallery Boom.”The Gallery Boom in Wonderland event is open to the public and all genders are welcome. Girls Night Out participants attend free, others pay $3 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Capsaicin Collective.
Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for one vacancy on the Library Board, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, and Historical Commission.Library Board The Library Board works with staff to develop long-range plans for library services and meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Library Board members serve five-year terms with a two-term limit. Applicants must be City of Lacey residents.Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) The LTAC provides annual recommendations to the Lacey City Council on how to best use lodging tax revenues. The Committee has five Board members who serve three-year, staggered terms. By statute, the committee must include one elected official of the City, two representatives of businesses that collect the lodging tax, and two representatives involved in activities funded by lodging tax revenues. The current vacancy is for a representative of a business that collects lodging tax.Lacey Historical Commission The Lacey Historical Commission provides leadership in historic preservation and developing information concerning the historical significance of the local Lacey area. The Historical Commission meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Historical Commission members serve three-year terms with a two-term limit. Applicants must be City of Lacey residents or live in Lacey’s Urban Growth Area.For more information or to get an application for the Library Board, LTAC, or Historical Commission, contact Kelsey Williams at 360-413-4387 or email@example.com. You can also download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us. Please submit a letter of interest and resume with your application.
Image Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement 76nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs97Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2fbt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nw7Would you ever consider trying this?😱1i1zv5Can your students do this? 🌚2e92Roller skating! Powered by Firework Following the famous ‘Old Firm’ derby against Rangers, Celtic FC captain Scott Brown was repulsively abused by an opposition fan, using the player’s late sister who was a cancer victim at the age of only 21.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterThe Celts won the match at Ibrox Stadium 2-0 on Sunday with goals from Odsonne Édouard and Jonny Hayes. Soon after the victorious game, as the away players were heading towards the team bus, one Rangers fan shouted at Brown: ‘How’s your sister?’The foul jab attempted by the Gers fan was referring to the 34 year old Midfielder’s late sister Fiona, who was a victim of skin cancer and passed away in 2008.Advertisement A Celtic fan named Kelly McGeachy posted a video on Twitter, calling the act ‘disgusting’. Watch the clip below-The question came in form of disrespect towards Brown, as he stopped with a look of disapproval on his face before getting on the bus, as security officials were seen trying to escort the fan out of the area.However, as soon as the clip went viral over social media, fans from the rival clubs came together to demean the vile act, and even found out the perpretator as a young man named ‘Sam Bain’. One fan confirmed that he has been given a life long ban.Celtic and Rangers are currently 1st and 2nd in the Scottish Premiership table, along with 12 and 9 points to their names, respectively. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersAdvertisement 5hth38aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsal1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ep3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7szmWould you ever consider trying this?😱74tenCan your students do this? 🌚5fmov7Roller skating! Powered by Firework The implementation of VAR system in the English Premier League brought in mixed responses from the players and fans, as some were supportive, while a handful of others were against it. However, the implementation hasn’t been most effective regarding its original intent, as league referee’s chief Mike Riley has informed the clubs that there have already been four mistakes.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersThere were already mistakes being speculated soon after the first matches between the 20 teams were over. There were plenty of controversies going around after the errors happened.However, now Riley, the general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, has admitted the faults during those matches were indeed true.Advertisement The things VAR missed during those games are- Isaac Hayden’s handball against Watford, Youri Tielemans not getting booked after a foul on Callum Wilson, David Silva not being awarded a penalty after getting fouled against Bournemouth, and Tom Trybull not getting booked after bringing down Sébastien Haller in the Norwich box.In a recent interview, the 54 year old said: “Of the four rounds of matches, there have been some really good examples where we have intervened. Six times where VAR has advised the referee and we have got a better result.”Advertisement “There are four incidents where VAR didn’t intervene. They were about the judgement of VAR and the processes we adopt.” Riley spoke to Sky Sports. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Burnley FC/GettyAdvertisement 1ouw2eNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdluWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7z7a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dkczokkWould you ever consider trying this?😱amfpCan your students do this? 🌚bso4zRoller skating! Powered by Firework What’s the best thing about being a world class football manager? Working with the most elite of Football clubs. What the worst thing about being a world class football manager? Fogetting which club you’re currently working at. Say hello to Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola, who forgot that he is not with Bayern Munich anymore.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Burnley FC/GettyThe 4-1 rout of Burnley at the Turf Moor stadium drew the Citizens 8 points closer to the table toppers Liverpool. However, speaking in the post match conference, the former Bayern coach forgot that its been three years since he left the Bavarians.Check out Pep’s hilarious reaction on his own slip of tongue in the video below, courtesy of Sportskeeda Football’s official FaceBook.Advertisement While hailing the newcomer Rodri’s goal, the Spaniard said: “Always he help us, you know in these kind of situations. I think he adjust and suit perfect for this league. Honestly.”Then came the slip of tongue.“…And I think Bayern Munich – ai ai [facepalm]. Man City bought… uh… Bayern Munich? What the f***! Man City… I don’t know what I thought.”Interestingly Rodri, who arrived at Manchester this season from Atlético Madrid, was previously linked with Pep’s Bayern when he was at Villarreal.Along with Rodri, Gabriel Jesus scored a brace, along with Riyad Mahrez to put the Citizens 4-0 till the 89th minute, when the single consolation goal for the Clarets came from Robert Brady. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: AP/GettyAdvertisement 3p8ptmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsj1k2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4vc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) d2qqgfWould you ever consider trying this?😱bbCan your students do this? 🌚tuemRoller skating! Powered by Firework After an outlandish draw leading to a highly tensed tie breaker super over, the match finally goes to Team India as they trample New Zealand for the third consecutive time in the ongoing T20 series today at Seddon Park cricket ground. Commanding the team to victory from an astoundingly difficult position was none other than Rohit Sharma, who destroyed the opposition with two back to back sixes in the super over.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/GettyAfter equalling India’s score of 179 in the second innings, New Zealand were the first to bat in the super over. Facing the superstar Jasprit Bumrah, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill set a target of 18 for the visitors.After a boundary from KL Rahul, the strike went to the talented Rohit Sharma. From a near impossible requirement of 10 runs off 2 balls, the swashbuckling opener sent Tim Southee’s last two deliveries away and beyond into the stands.Advertisement In the post match interview, Rohit Sharma revealed that it was the first time for him to bat in a super over.“Never done that before. I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or wait for a while. I just wanted to stay still and then try my best. Good performance with the bat, disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though.” Sharma told reporters.Advertisement The 32 year old, who impressed in the first innings with a stormy 65 runs off 40 balls including six fours and three sixes, was selected the Man of the Match.“I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games, the main players need to step up.” he added.Check out Rohit Sharma’s double over boundary from the super over int he video below, courtesy of Twitter fan account @Im_Ro45FC.Video : Rohit Sharma 2 Sixes In Last 2 Ball In Superover Against New ZealandWatch & Retweet & Don’t Forget To Follow Our Page#RohitSharma #INDvNZ#Rohitpic.twitter.com/p4tBH4pbkI— Rohit Sharma Fan Club (@Im_Ro45FC) January 29, 2020Kane Williamson, who’s spectacular knock of 48-ball-95 ultimately fell short of victory for the Black Caps, lamented that the tie breakers have never proven to be lucky for them.“Super overs haven’t been too successful for us. India showed their experience in the crunch situation. We bowled well after they got off to a superb start. Very disappointing.” the host skipper told reporters.Losing his wicket to Mohammed Shami in the last over, the 29 year old fell just five runs shorter from his first ever T20 international century.Williamson continued: “It was nice to spend some time in the middle. It was disappointing not to cross the finishing lines. It is a game of small margins. It was a much better performance from us.”Eulogy came from Virat Kohli, not just for his brilliant vice captain but also for his bowlers.“Rohit was superb for us. When Shami bowled those two dot balls, I thought we can go to super over. In the super over, Kane came out and smashed Bumrah who is one of best death over bowler in World Cricket.” the Men in Blues skipper said in the interview.With a lead of 3-0 for India, the penultimate match of the series takes place this Friday at the Wellington Regional Stadium.Also read-Virat Kohli reacts after India pulls off massive chase: ‘80% of the crowd was behind us!’See which young star India’s batting coach has predicted a big future for! Advertisement
The most impactful visit, Stephanie said, was when she and Mark traveled to Hugs Café in McKinney, Texas after seeing it highlighted on a national news broadcast. They met with the founder, Ruth Thompson, picked her brain and even threw a few aprons on and worked a shift in the kitchen.Just like a good chef, the couple mixed in different ingredients for success from around the country to craft their own unique flavor. They took inspiration primarily from locations in the southwest and along the East Coast.FINDING A HOMEWith a vision and plan in mind, the toughest part was finding a brick-and-mortar location for the restaurant, Mark noted. They initially looked in Red Bank but couldn’t find the right piece of real estate. That’s when Rigoletto’s came on the market.The Rigoletto’s kitchen is a far cry from some commercial kitchens with small spaces for cooking and prep work. The vast cooking space was a main selling point. It will give No Limits Café the space to rework the back of house into a fully ADA-compliant kitchen facility.“This has a space that’s going to allow us to employ anyone and train anyone,” Mark said. “No pun intended, there’s no limits back there.”And the Cartiers have had no shortage of help. Although their parking lot is limited to only 14 spaces, Stephanie said she’s received permission from their neighbor, Thornberry’s Appliance, to use their parking lot. An electrician tasked with rewiring the restaurant up to code has agreed to do the work pro bono. They’ve even received a helping hand from local restaurateur Tim McLoone on how to shape their restaurant for success.“Why do this?” Mark questioned. “When you start seeing all of this good come from various places, you have to say, ‘How can we not?’ ”Their own children have also pitched in. Their oldest son, 24-year-old Mark Cartier, helped build the website and took all of the online photography. He works at an advertising agency based in Red Bank. The same goes for 22-year-old Ryan Cartier, who is studying special education at the College of Charleston. He found research and statistics used on the website.“I think we always had it in our minds that one day it would happen,” Mark, the son, said about opening No Limits Café. “We don’t feel like we have to be involved in it; we both want to be involved in it.”Mark and Stephanie, co-founders of the nonprofit, said there is a long road ahead. Fundraising will soon kick off for a major renovation to the restaurant. They’ll have to sift through paperwork and code enforcement before the doors open.But when it does, they hope the greater Middletown community recognizes the importance of their café.“People with intellectual disabilities want the same things as you and I want. They’re more alike than different,” said Stephanie. “They want to earn a living, they want to be happy in a job, they want to be useful.”For more information about the restaurant, visit nolimitscafe.org. By Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – The pride of starting a new job is something almost everyone experiences during their lifetime. Cashing the first paycheck and growing through a company is rewarding.But not everyone gets that opportunity. It’s especially true for people with intellectual disabilities who have trouble breaking through societal barriers to land a job.Lincroft residents Mark and Stephanie Cartier were watching that unfold for their youngest child, Katie, a 19- year-old who was born with Down syndrome. Katie Cartier graduated from Middletown High School South in 2017 and is headed to George Mason University’s Mason Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE) program in the fall. When high school ended there was a void in her life. As an intellectually disabled young adult, finding her first job wasn’t easy.“We were thinking, OK, she’s 19. We have two more years,” before she turns 21, Stephanie said Monday evening. “Where is she going to work? What’s going to happen to her and all her friends? Nobody ever hires our kids and they’re considered to be the best, most loyal workers. But still, nobody hires them.”The Cartiers hope to ease the school-to-work transition for people like Katie by starting their own 501(c)(3) non- profit organization. Their vision is to create a restaurant offering steady, minimum wage jobs and specialized training in the food service industry to intellectually disabled adults struggling to find work.And they’ll have space to do it. Over the next few months, the Cartiers will be transforming Rigoletto’s Trattoria, a shuttered Italian restaurant at 418 Route 35 in Middletown, into No Limits Café, a lunchtime restaurant serving easy-to-make, trendy dishes. They hope to open in early 2019.Other than a full-time chef and manager, the café will be entirely staffed by 20 to 25 cognitively diverse workers. Eventually, No Limits Café will be a training ground for future job placement in the restaurant industry. Evening workshops will include further training in hopes of helping the young adults land full-time jobs at area restaurants.“For any parent of a child with intellectual disabilities, as the child ages they ask themselves two questions,” Mark noted. “Where will my child live and where will my child work? The work piece is one that we’re able to solve.”Earlier this week, the Cartiers officially launched No Limits Café’s online presence with social media pages and a website. All five members of the family chipped in during the preliminary stages, but Katie played the most important role: She came up with a unique name. Her favorite television show, “Born This Way,” and the senior quote in her yearbook inspired it.“Don’t limit me,” Katie said.PERFECTING THEIR RECIPEThe Cartiers know what it’s like working alongside cognitively diverse children, adults and their families. For eight years, Stephanie was the co-chairperson for the Middletown Friends of Different Learners parent advisory group. Mark, the managing director for a securities trading company, has spent the past 14 years volunteering and coordinating with RallyCap Sports, another nonprofit offering recreational sports programs to people with special needs.“Right now, this is a good time,” Stephanie said. “Our kids are older, we had help and why not us? We’re no different or special than anyone else.”Since April 2017, they have traveled around the country visiting restaurants, diners and ice cream shops modeled in similar fashion – offering employment to this underserved population. The statistics, they noted, are staggering.
The article originally appeared in the June 18-24, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. A day after the press conference, June 12, Murphy announced that the restriction on such programs will be lifted July 6. He suggested that the state allow restaurants to reopen for indoor dining and allow at least 50 percent capacity “if we want them to survive,” he said. Restaurateurs have been demanding that the state allow limited indoor dining for several weeks, including during a press conference May 29 attended by at least 60 local restaurant owners. Monday marked the long-anticipated reopening of outdoor dining at restaurants, nonessential in-person retail shopping and childcare centers, with salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors and others to follow June 22. But because Monmouth County business owners and residents have already seen a “big impact” from the closures, the freeholders urged the state to take further steps. YOUTUBE/MONMOUTH COUNTY GOVERNMENT Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone spoke about restaurant openings and more during a press conference June 11. Outside the restaurant world, and unlike most in-person activities permitted thus far this summer, beaches have been open since Memorial Day weekend. The turnout has been “extremely active,” said Arnone, suggesting that the best way to address the crowding is to reopen other recreation spaces. That could mean reopening parks to allow for full capacity, he said, or other areas for people to go to. “The governor has said many times that he commends New Jersey residents for doing the right thing and taking the right precautions, so let these restaurant owners do just that,” said Arnone. “They understand they’re going to need changes, but at the end of the day, they welcome the changes as long as they can open their doors. And I’m going to be a big proponent of it.” “For nearly three months, these children have been without these programs that are essential to their well-being,” said Arnone, a board member of the Monmouth Ocean Foundation for Children. “These extended school year programs are instrumental in helping these children maintain structure and routine in their lives,” Arnone said. “While I am glad that restaurants will be permitted to open for outdoor dining next week, we cannot ignore the fact that this isn’t enough,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “There will be days when it is raining or too hot to eat outdoors. Additionally, Arnone stressed the impor tance of in-person education for the special needs community. The at-home instruction with limited resources has been “totally devastating” to moving their lives and education for ward, he said. “I understand that this is extremely important for our special needs community and their families. The setback is detrimental to the progress they have made,” he added. By Allison Perrine “We have to look at some of our indoor recreation facilities and find ways to work with those owners and make it work because they’re struggling they’re struggling hard.” MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County is getting back up on its feet. Many businesses are reopening under new regulations for the first time in months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the freeholders announced June 11 in a press conference. According to Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, over 75,000 Monmouth County residents have filed for unemployment since March 21 at the beginning of the pandemic in New Jersey. With help from the county’s financial hub they have been able to help those unemployed residents with job training, childcare, financial coaching and more to get them back to work. We are already seeing thousands of restaurants throughout the state close, which is completely unacceptable.” “We are currently waiting for direction from HUD about how these awarded grant funds can be distributed and who is eligible to receive this assistance in Monmouth County,” said Kiley. “As of right now, we know that these grants are designated to assist vulnerable populations who have been impacted by the pandemic.” The county has also received notice of impending grants from the state Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for $1.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant and $2.5 million from the Emergency Service Grant, she said during the press conference.