Facebook63Tweet0Pin0 A complex, haunted corn maze is center stage at the Rutledge Corn Maze until October 31st. Then, paintball players from all over the Puget Sound Area take over the maze.Building on the popularity of previous year’s events, the paintball action continues as Rutledge Farms and Elma Paintball team up to bring you this year’s event “ZOMBIE WARZ”. This year the corn maze will be taken over by Zombies who will do battle against the world’s most elite police enforcers as paintball fanatics play out a complex scenario game filled with prizes, costumes and in game special effects.Paintball is a physically demanding sport where players must develop a good team strategy and be able to make quick decisions in order to eliminate opponents and win the game.“This year’s storyline is that a zombie break out has started and governments from around the world have assembled an elite police force to try to contain them,” explains John Heater of Elma Paintball who designed this year’s paintball scenario.Participants can register to be either a zombie or a member of the world police. Heater requests that all zombies arrive in costume, ready for action.Between games, Heater explains that character actors will be used to perform “cut scenes” much like those used in video games to help the story line play out as the game advances from one scene to the next.Heater expects about half of the game participants to be returning players. “If you are new to paintball, it’s an awesome family friendly event to play,” he explains.Heater adds that while the minimum age to play is 10 years old “the story line is pretty complex,” and is most suitable for teens and adult players.Zombie Warz will be played at the Rutledge Corn Maze on November 10th, December 1st, December 26th, and January 5th. Gates will open at 8:00 am with play beginning by 10:00 am. The game will last until dusk.To register, click here.Rutledge Corn Maze302 – 93rd Ave SETumwater, WA 98501
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of ClinicsThe medical equipment in a hospital system needs constant maintenance to ensure there are no disruptions in service. Harold Kropaczewski, biomed technician for MGH&FC, is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting any issues that arise with medical equipment that does not require an outside contract. A vital part of the Hospital and Clinic infrastructure, Harold was named MGH&FC’s Employee of the Month for August by his peers.Harold Kropaczewski, biomed technician for MGH&FC, was chosen as August’s Employee of the Month“Harold is always helpful, knowledgeable and timely with this help,” said his nominator. “He is a kind and professional go-to guy who has given us over 20 years of loyal service, and for that reason I had to nominate him.”Harold joined the maintenance staff at MGH in 1998, after serving 20 years as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy. He was at first a Fleet Marine Corpsman during sea duty, and then a Biomed Technician during shore duty, where he obtained a degree in Biomedical Technology from Regis University in Denver, CO.“I’ve always wanted to work in a small community where you can make good, close friends,” Harold said. “MGH is a great place that fulfills that for me.”Harold called himself a ‘military brat,’ born on base in Hanau, Germany (just outside of Frankfurt), where his father was stationed. Growing up with a military family background was second nature to Harold. He joined the Navy and following his sea duty was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton working as a biomed technician. He later moved off-base to the Shelton area, and in 1998 he decided to take his skills to a civilian health care setting and applied for work at Mason General Hospital.Harold is a busy, single guy very much involved with Navy outdoor recreational activities. He spends much of his personal time working as an outdoor recreation guide for the Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, taking Defense Dept. personnel and their families on river excursions by raft and kayak. His Navy training included an ACA (American Canoe Assoc.) course, Swift Water Rescue, Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder training, making him a well-qualified river tour guide. When not busy maintaining the equipment at the Hospital and Clinics, you may find Harold on a Washington river guiding a boat tour or kayaking on Puget Sound.MGH&FC is approved by the Joint Commission and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. MGH&FC now offers Virtual Care ‒ 24/7. For more information on Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, go to www.MasonGeneral.com.
Facebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians will open their 2019 Evergreen Premier League season on Saturday, May 4, the first of five regular season home games to be played at Black Hills High School this season. In preparation for the upcoming outdoor season, the Artesians are hosting open tryouts on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at Black Hills.May the 4th be with you! The Artesians kick off the season against the Seattle Stars on Star Wars Day and will be celebrating the day and start of the season all game long. The home slate continues Saturday, May 11th when Yakima United comes to town. The only Sunday home game of the season will be played on June 19 against Bellingham United. Then Oly Town will return home for their last two games starting with a matchup with Tri-Cities Alliance on Saturday, July 6 and wrapping up with a visit from PacNW FC on Saturday, July 13.Here is the Artesians’ full 2019 EPLWA regular season schedule. All times TBA:Saturday, May 4 – vs. Seattle Stars – Black Hills HSSunday, May 5 – @ Bellingham United – Location: TBASaturday, May 11 – vs. Yakima United – Black Hills HSSunday, May 19 – @ Tri-Cities Alliance – Location: TBASunday, June 9 – vs. Bellingham United – Black Hills HSSaturday, June 15 – @ Oly-Pen Force – Location: TBASaturday, June 29 – @ Yakima United – Location: SOZO SportsSunday, June 30 – @ Seattle Stars – Location: TBASaturday, July 6 – vs. Tri-Cities Alliance – Black Hills HSSaturday, July 13 – vs. PacNW FC – Black Hills HSThe EPLWA welcomes PacNW FC as the league’s tenth team. That means that the league will split into two conferences of five teams. Each team will play eight games against conference opponents (four home, four away) and two non-conference games (one home, one away). The names of the new conferences will be chosen in a Name The Conferences contest conducted by the EPLWA and the Artesians’ conference includes Bellingham United, the Seattle Stars, Tri-Cities Alliance and Yakima United. The top two teams in each conference make the playoffs.The Artesians and Head Coach Matt Herrera will host Open Tryouts on Saturday, March 16 and March 17 on the turf at our lovely home field at Black Hills High School. Tryouts begin at 11:00 AM on both days and players are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early for registration and warmup. There is no fee to tryout this season.The team is finalizing their 2019 preseason schedule and will announce that soon. Stay up to date with the Artesians as they make more announcements heading into the 2019 Evergreen Premier League season by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.
Image Courtesy: Getty/redgol.clAdvertisement p9x8nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7ao80Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ektp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3700Would you ever consider trying this?😱48vmj1Can your students do this? 🌚5wRoller skating! Powered by Firework “Hiannick Kamba” might not be a name that any usual football fan has ever heard, but for the supporters of Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04, the name recalls back to four years. Hiannick Kamba, the Congolese right back who is the ex-teammate of Manuel Neuer, was announced dead after a car accident four years ago. Strkingly, it has been revealed that the footballer is perfectly alive and well!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/redgol.clOn 9th January 2016, when he was playing for German eighth-tier football league Oberliga Westphalia side VfB Huls, Kamba was announced to have been killed in an accident in his home country.However, the bombshell of a news was announced by German sports outlet Sport Bild, who investigated the case and found out that the former footballer, now 33 years old, is alive and is currently working as a chemical technician for a power plant company in Gelsenkirchen.Advertisement It also came to light that Kamba had approached the German embassy of Kinshasa, Congo two after after he was announced dead from the accident. He had revealed to the officials that he was abandoned by his friends after the car accident, and was without any documents, money or a mobile phone. The footballer returned to Germany in 2018.However, the reason behind Kamba’s death leads to his ex-wife, who is now accused for document forgery to fake the death and earn a six-figure monetary compensation as life-insurance.Advertisement His ex-wife, who is 39 years old, has a 10-year old son with Kamba, and is currently under investigation by German officials. However, she has denied the charges of producing false funeral documents and a ‘Congolese death certificate’ to get the insurance money.The proceedings are ongoing, and Kamba has been called as a witness for the trial.Nonetheless, the unfortunate news of Schalke youth academy player’s demise back in 2016 was shocking for the German football fan base.‘He represented the ideas and values of our club like few others. His demise will leave a big gap. Hiannick is undoubtedly a bitter sporting loss for us, but primarily we will miss it as a fellow human being,’ VfB Huls had lamented in a statement after the news four years back.Considered a talented full back, Kamba had also played for Zweckel, Borken, Recklinghausen, Vestia and Hassel.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-India’s own Lionel Messi: Kerala kid nails wondershot into top corner and celebrates like Messi!Imperfect 10: Bundesliga confirms 10 players positive for Covid-19 Advertisement
RED BANK – Navesink River Rowing (NRR) will hold a special 30th Anniversary open house on Saturday, May 18, at its recently reopened site at the end of Maple Avenue.The event activities, which are free and open to the public, will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., including site tours and hands-on rowing demonstrations.With a coach to guide her and a rope tied to the boat for safety, Susan Skeans of Clarksburg takes her first sculling strokes on the Navesink River in Red Bank. Navesink River Rowing is holding its 30th anniversary open house on Saturday, May 18.Those attending will be able to try out a rowing machine or use an Oar-Master to practice the sculling stroke before making their way down to the water and stepping into a 24-foot-long, 14-inch-wide sculling shell and rowing with a coach guiding them and with a rope tied to the boat for safety.NRR members will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate and explain NRR programs.“The open house gives us a chance to share all the things we love about rowing,” said masters rower and NRR board president Kay Vilardi of Little Silver. “For people who attend, it’s a great way to learn about the sport and a good time to sign up for our summer youth programs or adult beginner lessons.”This year’s event also celebrates the nonprofit organization’s return to the river after its boats, structures and site were seriously damaged during Super Storm Sandy.“For a while, it looked as if our 29th year might be our last,“ said Vilardi who recalled the sight of boats crushed by toppled buildings, shed doors ripped open, boat parts and supplies strewn everywhere, and the land that once held boat racks washed away.Fortunately, thanks to donations from members and friends, support from community partners like Springpoint Senior Living, parent company of The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, and K. Hovnanian Enterprises, and the physical labor of volunteers by the dozens, NRR is up and running again. Its 30th season begins on schedule the first week in May and will continue through early November.Navesink River Rowing is dedicated to making the sport of rowing – for fun, fitness, recreation or competition – more familiar and more accessible to anyone interested in pursuing it. The group’s programs attract many area teens, whose passion can be seen in their willingness to get up at 6 a.m. on weekends and in the summer in order to row. Masters rowers (from age 23 to 80-plus) are just as enthusiastic. They are drawn to the sport for a variety of reasons: Because it is fun and challenging; an excellent cardiovascular activity; an exhilarating, low-impact alternative to running; a great escape from daily stress; and the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Navesink River.Since 1983, NRR has introduced thousands of men, women, boys and girls to the skills, health benefits, and teamwork that make rowing an exceptional form of exercise and recreation. They offer lessons for adult beginners, summer instructional programs for youth at three levels (novice, intermediate and advanced); and competitive youth crew in the spring and fall.In addition, season memberships are available to college students and adults with sculling experience. NRR maintains a fleet of 31 single and multiple seat boats for them to use, and NRR coaches provide masters clinics and additional instruction for intermediate and advanced adult rowers who want to sharpen their skills or compete in area regattas.Additional information about NRR, its programs or the May 18 open house is available by visiting the NRR website at www.navesinkriverrowing.org or contacting Susan at 732-863-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Fire Chief Tim Griffin, a fire was reported at 5:18 a.m. Sunday morning.Upon arrival, he said Assistant Chief Pasquariello found an exterior fire that had extended inside the building. Crews stretched two hand lines to extinguish the fire.Companies from Long Branch, Sea Bright, Oceanport, West Long Branch, Little Silver and Asbury Park/Neptune Rapid Intervention Crew assisted in extinguishing the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the Monmouth Beach Fire Bureau.Borough officials are in the process of sorting out insurance matters and dealing with smoke and fire damage remediation. On Wednesday, a cleaning service was working in the building, located at 128 Ocean Ave. The building also had an exhibit hall where artists present their work in scheduled shows, as well as a smaller room and a kitchen, which were not damaged. Staff offices were also located there, pending a move to the library that is under renovation. The fire damage is covered by insurance, Geyer said.After Sandy, she said, there was no insurance, so the repairs were done by volunteers, who donated funds, work or materials, “Sandy took us four months,” she said, “We did it all ourselves.”The cultural center opened in 2000, after it had been renovated by volunteers and financed by the late Jay Ross, a borough resident. The center has a 24-year-lease at $1 a year from the state Department of Environmental Protect.The building was incorporated into the U.S. Coast Guard, and stayed there until the late 1950s. In the 1960s the New Jersey Marine Police moved into the building but left after the 1992 nor’easter, officially withdrawing in 1993. In 1999, the state moved to demolish the building, but days before the scheduled work, it was saved through the efforts of borough officials, the town’s Historical Society and volunteers. The Historical Society is no longer in operation, Geyer said. The Monmouth Beach Cultural Center on Ocean Avenue wasdamaged by fire early Sunday morning and is closed. Photo by Anthony V. CosentinoBy Liz SheehanMONMOUTH BEACH – Once again, the Monmouth Beach Commissioners need to find a new place to do the public’s business.In 2012, Super Storm Sandy wrecked the Borough Hall, so they moved meetings to the century-old Monmouth Beach Cultural Center at 128 Ocean Ave. Then on Sunday, an early morning fire damaged the entrance and the history room of the cultural center, forcing its closure.The venue for the next public meeting, scheduled for late October, has not yet been determined. But the First Aid Squad on Beach Road has offered its newly renovated meeting room for borough meetings, said Mayor Sue Howard. The center’s director, Lois Geyer, said the cultural center may reopen in January, following repairs.
It was a target many thought was impossible to reach. But don’t tell that to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation board which recently topped the $1.5 Million mark on its CT scanner fundraiser.The board met for a photo shoot at the money-meter in front of Nelson City Hall to paste up the final few feet of colour of the CT scanner campaign meter. Roger Higgins did the honours but it was an entire team effort to raise this much money. The staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute the board members with Team of the Week honours. The board includes, from left, Pat Dooley, Roger Higgins, Kris Witt, Shirley Boyes, Leah Gray, Ron Cockburn, Marge Witton, Brian May, Barb Henry and Joanne Phillips. Missing, Bryna Idler.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Bantam Reps shook off some holiday rust to grab two of three games from rival Castlegar in West Kootenay Minor Hockey League action during the weekend.After falling 5-4 to the Sunflower City squad Friday, the Reps outscored the opposition 17-6 to win the three-game set 2-1.“We had not played in a game since December 19th and seemed that the kids were simply rusty,” Nelson coach Jeff Hunt told The Nelson Daily. “That coupled with a lacklustre effort made us doomed to lose.”Trailing 3-2 after two periods, the Castlegar Reps scored twice in the third to eek out a one-goal victory, with Edward Lindsay netting the winner. “In fairness to Castlegar they competed hard and showed a lot of passion — something that was missing on our team — and deserved to win,” Hunt confessed.However, once Nelson shook off the rust, the Heritage City team showed who was boss. Nelson scored seven times in 40 minutes en route to the 9-4 shellacking Saturday. Sunday, Nelson once again jumped out to the early first period lead, scoring three times in the opening frame, to blast Castlegar 8-2.Nolan Percival and Brandon Sookro each scored twice to lead the Reps past Castlegar Sunday.Saturday, Percival had the hat trick while Sookro chipped in with a pair to pace the Nelson Reps.“Saturday and Sunday were quite different,” Hunt explaining the obvious. “We competed hard and we had great performances from key players . . . including most significantly Dylan Whiffen who doesn’t always hit the score sheet a great deal.“And our best offensive players were at their best.” “We also challenged Castlegar’s strong physical presence — emotionally and physically it was a dramatic shift from Friday,” Hunt added.The series win was especially important for the Reps as Castlegar stands in Nelson’s way to gaining a spot in the AA Provincials in Smithers.The playoffs begin February 7.This weekend Nelson entertains Spokane in a pair of games Friday, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, 1:45 p.m. at the Civic Centre Arena.Sunday the Reps rekindle the rivalry in the Sunflower City, facing Castlegar at 2:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Arena.email@example.com
A well-oiled Prince Charles Comets teams waltzed into the Hangar during the weekend and left with the L.V. Rogers Bombers Junior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Title Saturday in Nelson.The Comets opened up a 20-3 first quarter lead en route to a 44-28 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the championship of the six-team tournament.Matty Hills let the high-powered PCSS attack with 17 points while Mark Armstrong added 10 points.Karssey Leung had 10 points for the Hawks, which advanced to the final on a tie-breaker.Crowe finished in a tie with Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar and Grand Forks Wolves.However Hawks gained the upper hand on the points-for-and-against tie-breaker.Host LVR Bombers finished sixth after losing 53-26 to the Rockers. Marvin Archer led the Rockers with 17 points, 12 of the points coming in garbage time with the game already decided. Mike Zarikoff led the Bombers with eight points.Max Spielmal added six points for the Bombers.LVR opened the tournament Friday losing 54-18 to Creston.Kale Plotnikoff led the Comets with 11 points.Zarikoff and Jairo Mangapot each had six points.The Bombers then dropped a tough 56-42 decision to Mount Sentinel Wildcats of South Slocan.Bombers opened a 10-1 lead, but watch the Cats claw back into the contest to lead 22-16 at the half.Josh Sookerukoff lead the Cats with 17 points.Thomas Baxter led the Bombers with 17 points.In the third/fourth game, Grand Forks dumped Mount Sentinel.
BUDDING STAR STELLAR WIND HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS AT 1 1/16 MILES
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2015)–Budding star Stellar Wind seeks her second consecutive graded stakes win as she heads a wide open field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks at a mile and one sixteenth.Sold privately to Hronis Racing, LLC following an 8 ¾ length maiden win at Laurel Park, Maryland on Dec. 18, Stellar Wind debuted for trainer John Sadler in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Santa Ysabel Stakes Feb. 28, and rallied from off the pace to register an impressive 2 ¾ length win at odds of 7-1. A Virginia-bred filly by Curlin, Stellar Wind broke slowly in the Santa Ysabel, but easily defeated 2-1 favorite Light the City, who she’ll again face on Saturday. With two wins from three starts, Stellar Wind has made $87,200 and will again be ridden by Victor Espinoza.Trainer Matt Chew’s up and coming Singing Kitty, who was claimed four starts back on Dec. 11 for $32,000, comes off consecutive one mile turf wins in the California Cup Oaks on Jan. 24 and the China Doll Stakes on March 7 and will bid for her third straight win under Aaron Gryder in the Oaks.A California-bred filly by Ministers Wild Cat, Singing Kitty is owned by Chris Aulds and Peter Jeong. Although she tries graded competition for the first time, she’s a versatile sort, who has two wins from three starts on dirt and four wins from eight overall starts, good for earnings of $235,378.Second in the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes going one mile two starts back on Jan. 31, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Light the City stalked the pace in the Grade III Santa Ysabel Feb. 28, but was second best at odds of 2-1. A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense, she is 6-2-2-1 overall with earnings of $186,900. She is owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC.Bob Baffert’s lightly raced Luminance looms large in the Oaks as the Kentucky-bred filly by Tale of the Cat tries to remain unbeaten in her third career start. A first-out maiden winner going five furlongs at Del Mar July 20, she broke slowly and was just up to win a one mile allowance at Santa Anita on Feb. 28. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., she’ll again be ridden by Martin Garcia and will try to provide her connections with half of a highly coveted Grade I Daily Double that would include stablemate Dortmund winning the $1 million Santa Anita Derby.Hollendorfer will also saddle Glory, who was third, beaten 4 ¼ lengths by Stellar Wind in the Grade III Santa Ysabel and who will be ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano. Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Glory, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Tapit, is 4-1-2-1, with earnings of $64,000.Second, beaten 1 ½ lengths by Singing Kitty in the one mile turf China Doll Stakes March 7, Warren B. Williamson’s homebred Curlin’s Fox was a first-out maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Feb. 1 and will try dirt for the first time for trainer Carla Gaines. The even money favorite in the China Doll, Curlin’s Fox was 3-5 in her debut and will hope to be rolling late under regular pilot Mike Smith.Richard Mandella’s Wild at Heart has done little wrong, as she’s finished no worse than second in three starts, including a nose defeat to Luminance in a one mile allowance here on Feb. 28. A Kentucky-bred filly by Indian Charlie, she is owned by Ramona Bass and will be again be ridden by Flavien Prat.With a total of 170 qualifying points at stake for the Grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 1, the winner will receive 100 points, second- 40, third-20 and the fourth place finisher receives 10 points.With all horses assigned 122 pounds, the Santa Anita Oaks will be run as the seventh race on an 11-race card. Here’s the field, with jockeys in post position order: Light the City, Kent Desormeaux; Glory, Rafael Bejarano; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith; Singing Kitty, Aaron Gryder; Luminance, Martin Garcia; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza; Wild At Heart, Flavien Prat, and She’s a Big Winner, Brice Blanc.Special early first post time with the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby highlighting the program will be at 12 noon on Saturday. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. 170 HIGHLY COVETED KENTUCKY OAKS QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS IN WIDE OPEN AFFAIR –30–