Facebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Farmers MarketOn Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. our community will gather at the Olympia Farmers Market to celebrate the annual Berry Harvest season. Our local berry season is a spectacular procession of berry crops that thrive in the Pacific Northwest! And, when the harvests end all too quickly, we must wait the better part of a year to experience fresh, local berries again. To celebrate this long-awaited harvest, the Olympia Farmers Market partners with local farms and businesses to host a day ‘jam’ packed with activity and tasty treats for all ages!Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery will teach a workshop at the Berry Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketHelp us spread the word! For the first time, the Market will host a series of short workshops to inspire your connection with the world of local berries!11-11:30 a.m. – Story Time in the Garden with TRL. ‘Berry’ fun music, movement, and books for the whole family.12-12:30 p.m. – Helping Pollinators with Olympia Beekeepers Association. Learn how to identify local pollinators & help them thrive in your backyard.1-1:30 p.m. – Soil Testing for Success with Thurston Conservation District. Learn best practices for soil sampling, interpreting test results, & improving your soils. Bring your soil sample to be tested by TCD’s soil specialists! (Cost $25 cash or check; Testing occurs offsite and includes individualized interpretation report from TCD Staff)2-2:30 p.m. – Growing Berries with Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery. Join renowned grower and educator, Michael Dolan to learn how to plant, tend, and harvest berry crops that grow best in our area. Plants available for purchase.Did you know the Berry Harvest Celebration is a fundraiser for the Market’s Farm to Table Holiday Food Drive? Every year, we hand-craft and sell servings of the famous Market Berry Shortcake, and we commit all proceeds to the Holiday Food Drive. In partnership with local organizations that help families in need, we deliver Market sourced meal boxes during the holiday season. Through this program, we can support local farms and provide local families with fresh, nutritious food around the holiday season!Olympia Farmers Market vendor, Johnson Berry Farms, will sell berries and jam. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketOf course, fresh berries will abound! Local berry farmers will bring a stunning array of the freshest berry selections of the season! Market-wide, our vendors and restaurants will WOW visitors with berry foods and products sourced fresh and local – straight from the nearest farms to our customers. Visitors also have their choice of vendors who can expertly help them to select berry plants for purchase and planting.Enjoy live entertainment from 10am-2pm. Apple Tree Production takes the Market Stage at 10 am. This children’s theatre group will charm all ages with song and dance that invites audience members to join in the fun! How Short Jazz takes the Market Stage 11-2, with swing inspired standards that set the soul and feet to tapping.Plus, Slow Foods Berry recipe demos and sampling, play Market Bingo & win prizes with Friends of the Farmers Market, and so much more!!WHO: Olympia Farmers MarketWHAT: Annual Berry Harvest CelebrationWHEN: Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE: The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501
Image Courtesy: USA Today/Twitter(@Ibra_official)Advertisement Zlatan Ibrahimović never fails to impress the footballing world. From scoring screamers in the MLS to making controversial and hysterical comments on media, the suave Swede never loses a bit of attention from the fans. As usual, the forward’s recent tweet showing him enjoying fishing has gone viral, for valid reasons of course.Advertisement Image Courtesy: USA Today/Twitter(@Ibra_official)The Swedish international’s Twitter post shows him on a boat with a fishing rod trying to catch something, and then holding a huge Marlin fish with two other men, along with the caption “Hold my Guitar #marlin #catchnrelease”. Check out the tweet below-Hold my Guitar #marlin #catchnrelease pic.twitter.com/NGorpMfZQ3Advertisement — Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 2, 2019Advertisement The post has received a huge reaction on Twitter, with numerous hilarious comments from fans, some even comparing the Swedish international to Poseidon, the Greek god of ocean.Some commented on the Zlatan joke trend: “Zlatan doesn’t go to the fish, they come to Zlatan cause even they see he a god!!”Another poked at the player: “It’s nose is almost the same length as yours!”The 38 year old left Manchester United in 2018 for Los Angeles, and after two seasons of breathtaking performance, there are rumours of Zlatan returning to England.In a recent speculation by Italian sports outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Solskjær and co. are already in touch with Zlatan on a deal that will see the veteran attacker making a return to Old Trafford.After the devastationg loss against Bournemouth, the Devils are now down in 10th position in the table. With already having lost their two front men Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez to Zlatan’s former club Inter Milan, United are in dire need of an experienced frontman, and the hubristic striker may just be the solution. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: FPJ/GettyAdvertisement yqydNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eusba( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4hWould you ever consider trying this?😱btnyqCan your students do this? 🌚1k3sihpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jwala Gutta, India’s badminton icon and one of the most inspiring sportspersons of the country, has often made headlines for her outspoken nature. However, Jwala recently revealed that being straightforward had her facing difficulty in career, and the sole person she holds accountable for the damage is none other than the national chief badminton coach and Jwala’s former doubles partner Pullela Gopichand!Advertisement Image Courtesy: FPJ/GettyJwala and Gopichand formed the team that National Badminton Championship title in mixed doubles back in 2004. However, as time passed, and the two shuttling icons of the country became distant.The former world no. 6 recently opened up about her relation with Gopichand, and accused Gopichand for partiality in badminton coaching system and also numerous career scopes Jwala missed in her career.Advertisement Speaking to India Today, Jwala revealed aggravation she faced in the past because of Gopichand, and how her straight from the shoulder attitude had bitten her back.“I hold him (Gopichand) responsible for the harassment I had to go through all these years. I am vocal and I have had to pay a huge price for that,” the 36 year old shuttler said in the interview.Advertisement “I acknowledge what he (Gopi) has achieved and I had expectations from him. Gopi knows my potential and what I was capable of,” the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist continued, “He was part of the establishment and he knew my potential, so it was quite natural for me to have expectations from him.”Jwala further blamed Gopichand for favouritism and making the sport of badminton in the country centralised: “If you notice, there were players from other states when Gopi used to play. So there was a time where top players used to come from different parts of the country.”Jwala further stated that Gopichand, being from Andhra Pradesh, favours shuttlers from his state, and is the reason why the Indian badminton scene has a domination of Telugu players or players from Hyderabad.“If India wins a medal, it is because of Gopichand and if we don’t do well, then it is the system that is to be blamed,” she further added.In addition to that, Jwala also revealed facing racism and xenophobia, for having a Chinese mother. She recently took to social media to reveal how she was targeted as the ‘Boycott Chinese Product’ movement gained pace among the netizens of the country.“People have a lot of time to waste on such things, calling someone ‘Chinese’. It was important to call out people like these. So it is my duty to teach these people a lesson and tell them that the power of anonymity has its consequences too,” Jwala said.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Former Ranji trophy cricketer found dead; son arrested for murder Advertisement
A concert, celebrating the progress made since Super Storm Sandy hit Sea Bright in October, was held Sunday, Sept. 1, on the borough’s public beach. Sponsored by the Businesses of Sea Bright, the free event featured the music of the B-Street Band, featuring special guest Vinnie Maddog Lopez, a former Bruce Springsteen band member. The crowd enjoyed the night under overcast skies, a T-shirt giveaway and raffles for bicycles and gift certificates to various Sea Bright retailers and eating establishments.View the photo gallery here
By Jay CookAboard the fittingly-named family boat “Breakaway,” a 20 person entourage joined Trevor van Riemsdyk for his journey to the docks at the Salt Creek Grille in celebration of his championship season with the World Champion Chicago Blackhawks.Over 160 friends and family awaited the arrival of the Middletown native van Riemsdyk to celebrate his day in showcasing the Stanley Cup to his hometown.Hoisting the cup way above his head on the bow of the family boat, amidst countless cheers from ashore, it seemed to be the perfect culmination to a long day of festivities.8. Trevor van Riemsdyk holding up the Stanley Cup in front of crowd at the Salt Creek Grille. Photo: Jaclyn ShugardWhat a day it was. Making numerous stops, consisting of visits to the Brick Stars Challenger Youth program, Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft and the Middletown Arts Center, van Riemsdyk had proudly showcased the Stanley Cup trophy to those who helped him reach this point in his career.The final showcase to a long and widely-celebrated day was the aforementioned boat ride entrance, in conjunction with blow horns blaring and music booming.“It’s the only way to come in that made sense to us, considering the amount of time we spend on the water as a family,” said Frans van Riemsdyk, Trevor’s father.While certainly a fitting arrival, it almost did not happen. In a day filled with whipping winds and, at points, torrential downpours, it seemed as though this one-of-a-kind entrance may not have occurred. “Luckily the weather broke as we were making our final decision on how to arrive,” van Riemsdyk said.Fortunately enough for the Salt Creek Grille as well, owner Steve Bidgood was glad that the weather subsided. “We actually lost power back an hour ago, if you can believe that,” Bidgood said. “We’re lucky that the weather slowed down.”With the fresh sun glaring out from behind the clouds, van Riemsdyk’s family and friends showered him with countless hugs and cheers as he made his way from the dock inside to the downstairs banquet hall.Tables decorated with black, white and red tablecloths, a collage of van Riemsdyk’s postseason glory and a photo op area for the Stanley Cup trophy were all included at the exclusive party.“As myself being a local guy from Middletown, I feel honored that the van Riemsdyks chose to have this celebration here,” said Bidgood. “It’s a priceless feeling to have the Stanley Cup here.”Once inside, the festivities quickly began. Music on the stereo was cranked way up, and a line began to get a one-on-one picture with the Stanley Cup and the champ himself.The Stanley Cup at CBA.“It’s a surreal feeling. Really hard to put into words,” said Matthew Kessig. Kessig who has been a next door neighbor and close friend to the van Riemsdyk’s over the last 13 years, spoke about what this means for Middletown.“This is extremely important, and brings a lot of pride to the town and puts us on the map. The van Riemsdyks are the poster children for New Jersey hockey, if you ask me,” he said.In a day with no shortage of excitement, smiles and true appreciation, Trevor van Riemsdyk showed Middletown the love and support that he had seen from them for so many years. “Trevor is truly humbled and so proud of where we all live,” his father said.
By The Nelson Daily SportsKootenay Ice sniper Luke Bertolucci is going to Halifax.The Montrose native was selected to the Team B.C. U16 squad that will represent the province at the 2011 Canada Winter Games February 11-18 in the Nova Scotia capital.“I think he’s going to be selected to the provincial team,” Kootenay Ice head coach Simon Wheeldon told The Nelson Daily earlier this week, prior to Wednesday’s announcement by B.C. Hockey.The 5’7”, 160-pound forward has been one of Wheeldon’s most consistent scorers this season, leading the Ice in that department with nine goals and 13 assists. The 22-point total is good enough for 12th spot in B.C. Major Midget League scoring. Bertolucci, 15, is three points out of fifth spot.Team B.C. quest for gold begins the opening day of the Games when the province plays Team Quebec. The other team in the pool is Team Nova Scotia.Team B.C. is looking to improve on its fourth-place finish in the 2007 Canada Games.To prepare for the national competition, Team B.C. will gather for a three-day camp prior to Christmas, December 20-22 at the Minoru Centre in Richmond.Team B.C. plays an exhibition game on the final day of camp against the Valley West Hawks of the BCMMHL.The players on Team B.C. were evaluated following the first three months of the BCMMHL season after being short-listed to 33 following the Male U16 Provincial Camp in July.HOCKEY NOTES: Bertolucci is the fourth local player to be selected to a B.C. Hockey team heading for Halifax. On the female side, Nelson’s Aimee DiBella, Ella Matteucci of Fruitvale and Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy also earned spots on Team B.C. U18 Girl’s Squad.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival returns to Whitewater Ski Resort this month. What is Coldsmoke? Super light, fluffy, powder puff snow that skiers passionately pursue each winter. What is the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival? A four-day (Feb. 25–28) grassroots gathering of backcountry skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers from all over British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest at Whitewater Ski Resort. Now in its fifth year, the Coldsmoke Powder Festival (presented by Arc’teryx, Whitewater Ski Resort and Mountain Gear) draws dedicated, die hard and enthusiasts, as well as neophyte backcountry skiers and snowboarders who want to give off-piste adventures a try. Highlights include: • Three full days of clinics for skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers of all ability levels. Learn about free-heel skiing skills, the basics of tree skiing, taming wild snow, route-finding and track-setting, and mountain medical skills. • Parties get rolling with the Coldsmoke Opener at the Capital Theater on Friday evening, with screenings of ski films from around the world. To keep things interesting, local microbrews from Nelson Brewing Company will be on tap. On Saturday, don’t miss the Buff-Eh dinner and the Cold Shot Multimedia Face Off. • Sign up and participate in one of several super-sweet contests – you can even enter the G3 ski-graphiks competition in advance. More energetic types can enter the Valhalla Pure Powderkeg Slopestyle competition, the Scarpa Poker Run, Gerick’s Dually Slalom and the ROAM Randonee Rally. It’s not called the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest for nothing. As of Jan. 30, Whitewater is boasting a base of just over 220 centimeters. For our American attendees, that is over seven feet of snow. There’s always powder at Whitewater. You just might have to earn your turns to find it. Check out the Coldsmoke website on your mobile phone, join their Facebook and Twitter groups, and sign up on-line for money-saving packages on courses, accommodations, lift tickets and more.
Jackson’s Hole scored five times in the first inning and never looked back en route to a convincing 13-3 victory over Louie’s in the final of the 2011 Nelson Mixed Slopitch League Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.This is the 15th time in the past 19 years Jackson’s Hole, formerly Heritage Inn, has won the Nelson Mixed Slopitch crown.Prestige Thunder won the title in 2010.Jackson’s Hole, finishing fourth in regular season standings, put a stranglehold on the Louie’s offence.Keyed by some great defence from pitcher Mike Roch, Jackson’s Hole that halted any potential big innings.Luree Gould paved the way offensively for Jackson’s Hole going 4-for-4 from the plate. Lead-off hitter Al Faraguna also had a strong game offensively for Jackson’s Hole.Jackson’s Hole built a 13-0 lead before Louie’s scored a trey in the final inning.Louie’s got a second kick at Jackson’s Hole after the regular-season runner up posted wins over Prestige Thunder and Main Jet in the A-event double-knockout mini-tourney.Jackson’s dumped Louie’s Saturday night to advance to the A-semi final Sunday morning where the eventual winners knocked off regular season champ Main Jet.Jackson’s Hole opened the playoff tournament Thursday defeating Wild Cards.Jackson’s Hole then dumped Cardinals to advance to the A-event round robin Saturday.Competition held off a seventh-inning rally to defeat Van Hellemond Sporte 12-10.Van Hellemond looked to be out of is trailing big entering the final bat.However, Van Hellemond strung a few singles together and had the bases loaded with two outs.But Competition pitcher Erik Laughton got the heart of the Van Hellemond order to ground out to end the rally.In the C event, Cait’s Crew edged Can Filters. Jack Piderman is the coach of Cait’s Crew.email@example.com
The dynamic duo of Sherry McIvor and Bev Poole edged out the Dorothy Garland/Sue Moisey tandem to capture the top prize at the Tournament of Roses Ladies Golf event Saturday at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.Tournament organizers had a difficult time determining the winner as three teams finished in a tie with scores of 85.However, when the dust settled the McIvor/Poole was deemed the winners on retrogression.The Garland/Moisey squad was second with Kim Phillips and Carol Reay third. Ruth O’Bryan and Kathy Tencza were fourth at 89.Low net winners were Linda Tamblyn and Ann Gouk by two shots better than Rose Beauchamp and Jeri Santarossa.Nelson’s Bev Stevens and Lynne Foster finished third.Low gross flight winners included the Garland/Moisey placing first in the Shiraz Flight; O’Bryan/Tencza in the Merlot Flight; and Charlene Tees and Jackie Chapin in the Cabernet Flight.Low net winners included Beauchamp and Santarossa in Shiraz, Becky Allen and Fran Crawford in the Melot and Gwen Acres and Karen McGinnis in the Cabernet.Individual prizes were won by Chapin for Centre Line Drive; Marie Berg and Tees longest putts and KP honours to Tees and Cathie McLaren.
Drayden Van Dyke12815151812%$812,716 Joseph Talamo14917152411%$1,162,402 Corey Nakatani831481217%$708,118 Felipe Valdez3066520%$146,548 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux11623221320%$1,322,730 Jeff Bonde2370330%$257,280 Gary Stevens651191217%$914,820 Tiago Pereira79971111%$299,584 Carla Gaines3054217%$316,855 Rafael Bejarano16139252124%$1,816,124 Doug O’Neill100910139%$543,626 Peter Miller981820818%$1,030,208 Victor Espinoza11421231418%$1,350,010 Santiago Gonzalez5755109%$181,174 Winner of the Grade I Eddie Read at Del Mar last year, Tom’s Tribute won six of 16 starts and earned $634,880 for owner Marilyn Braly . . . On the good news front, Cassidy said unbeaten Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho is scheduled to work Thursday for the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 7 . . . San Felipe candidate Lord Nelson, who held off onrushing Texas Red by a neck to win the San Vicente Stakes, worked six furlongs for Bob Baffert in 1:13.40, while Bolo, also considered for the San Felipe, went five furlongs for Carla Gaines in 59.60 . . . Trainer George Papaprodromou said bargain claim Imperative could make his next start in either the Santa Anita Handicap or the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic, a race he won last April, upsetting odds-on favorite Game On Dude. Claimed for 50,000 on Dec. 21, 2013, Imperative earned a cool $1 million in winning the Classic, which will be run this year on April 18 . . . Big ‘Cap candidate Cool Samurai worked five furlongs for John Shirreffs in 1:00.40 . . . Kalookan Queen winner Harlington’s Rose, ticketed for the Grade III Las Flores Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on March 8, breezed three furlongs for Steve Knapp in 35.80. Bob Baffert641314920%$1,230,898 Mike Smith7215141121%$1,337,491 Elvis Trujillo13814171110%$929,392 FINISH LINES: Jim Cassidy is still mulling plans on where Tom’s Tribute will stand as a stallion after the retirement Friday of the multiple graded stakes winner due to an ankle injury. “We’re working on it right now,” the trainer said Sunday morning. SOLIS HOPES TO FILL IN DERBY VOID WITH METABOSSHall of Fame, 5,000 victories, Breeders’ Cup successes. The only thing missing from theresume of Alex Solis is one every jockey savors: a Kentucky Derby triumph.The native of Panama has been second the Kentucky Derby three times: on Captain Bodgit in 1997; Victory Gallop in 1998; and Aptitude in 2000. Solis has ridden in the world’s most famous horse race 14 times, but not since 2006 when he finished in a dead-heat for fourth aboard Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek.It’s still two months-plus from the Run for the Roses–light years in horse racing time–but Solis maintains a positive outlook after winning the mile and an eighth El Camino Real Derby by 2 ½ lengths aboard Metaboss last Saturday for trainer Jeff Bonde in a $15.20 upset. The win was worth 10 qualifying points to the May 2 Derby.“That’s what inspires you to get up every day,” said Solis, who turns 51 on March 25. “Horses like Metaboss make it exciting. You want to be on them. We’re out here every day, but a Derby horse is exactly what we’re looking for. I was very impressed with his race.“It was the first time I had ridden him, so I studied his form. He was nice and relaxed in the race. They went slow the first part, but when they got to the backside they started marching a little bit early and it helped my horse.“I had to be patient and wait inside for a while. When I got to the 5/16ths (pole) I got him out in the clear and he finished like a good horse and galloped out strong past the wire, so that’s a good indication, especially going a mile and an eighth this early.”Said Bonde: “Alex rode a good race. He’ll stay on the horse.”Next up: the Spiral Stakes on March 27 at Turfway Park, which, like Golden Gate, has a synthetic main track.HOLLENDORFER HAS THREE FOR THE MONEY IN SANTA YSABELJerry Hollendorfer trains seven of the 21 horses nominated to Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles and plans to enter three of them: Achiever’s Legacy, Glory and Light the City.“All of them have been running very well,” said the meet’s leading trainer with 21 victories through 35 racing days. True enough. Achiever’s Legacy has two wins from seven starts, with a third last out in the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes on Jan. 31.Glory was second by a neck in the California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 7 after breaking her maiden at Santa Anita by two lengths on Jan. 10; and Light the City was a closing second by a half-length in the Las Virgenes.As for Santa Anita Handicap favorite Shared Belief, Hollendorfer plans to breeze the once-beaten male 2-year-old champion of 2013 Tuesday at Golden Gate as is his wont en route to the $1 million, Grade I Big ‘Cap at 1 ¼ miles on March 7.Probable for the Santa Ysabel: Achiever’s Legacy, no rider; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith; Enchanting Lady, no rider; Glory, no rider; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano; and Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza. Michael Pender2964221%$155,720 James Cassidy4475816%$263,330 Brice Blanc3162319%$239,262 Mike Puype615988%$275,096 Mark Glatt4678715%$371,324 Edwin Maldonado76941012%$333,346 John Sadler748131211%$577,406 Jerry Hollendorfer10621141620%$2,074,158 Brandon Boulanger885586%$162,336 2/2/2/2 Flavien Prat74109614%$501,466 -more- Thomas Proctor3264319%$461,850 Martin Pedroza11211171310%$493,398 Hector Palma2363126%$129,150 Peter Eurton55118720%$546,828 Ron Ellis3883621%$303,180 Martin Garcia9016131218%$1,250,950 Richard Mandella3986721%$406,016 Fernando Perez1121012109%$497,222 Philip D’Amato46108722%$472,410 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Tyler Baze17623181813%$1,342,234 $1 MILLION LATE PICK 4 GUARTANTEE ON BIG ‘CAP DAYShared Belief is expected to rule a prohibitive favorite in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, but that won’t prevent fans from trying to land a game-changing score.There will be huge guaranteed pools that day, including a $1 million Late Pick 4 and a $150,000 Pick 6, in addition to three other graded stakes besides the Big ‘Cap, with Triple Crown hopefuls spotlighted in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes.Also, there will be a Beerfest and live music in the infield. First post time will be 12 noon; gates open at 10 a.m. (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 21) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Richard Baltas4487318%$335,038 A. C. Avila2261327%$149,974 IT’S NEVER TOO SOON FOR DERBY FEVER: SOLISHOLLENDORFER TO ENTER TRIO IN SANTA YSABELPOTENTIALLY BIG PAY DAYS LOOM ON BIG ‘CAP DAY Mark Casse4275517%$599,998 -30-