CHESTERVILLE – Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 11, when Chesterville Family Fun Day will return, due to popular demand. This year’s festivities will include fun for all ages, music, and plenty of food.Last year Fun Day was organized by a small group committed to bringing the town together to foster the sense of community that was seeming to flag with the modern trends toward isolation and stay-at-home entertainment. The result?“People had a really good time,” concluded Kim Lessard, “We were really pleased with the turn-out, and we hear that everyone is looking forward to an even bigger day this year.”Last year’s event revived a tradition that had taken a break for several years. A Fourth of July parade and festivities were held in Chesterville during the mid-20th century, and throughout the 90’s, but planning efforts waned and new blood was needed. New blood has arrived, and the event is back.Fun Day festivities will begin with a free 5K Walk/Run, registration at 7:30 a.m. and race at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be at the Town Hall. The race will head up the Valley Road to North Chesterville, turn around and return to the start,.Line-up for the parade, the theme of which will be “Movies,” will also take place in North Chesterville, at 9 a.m. Participation is wide open, and anyone wishing to enter a float, do something creative while walking 1.5 miles, or simply march is welcome to join the line-up. There is no registration required, and addressing the movie theme is not necessary. Questions can be addressed to Greg Soule at 897-5907.Following the parade, which ends at the Chesterville Town Hall, there will be a flag raising with town veterans presiding.At approximately 11 a.m. the day’s festivities will begin. All-day entertainment for children will include water balloon fun and numerous large inflatable amusements such as a bounce house, giant slide, obstacle course and dunk tank. Also for children is a petting corral that promises ponies, a calf, chickens, and possibly goats and/or rabbits. Sandy River Farm’s “Cow Train” will be providing rides, and, weather permitting, Kendrick Charles will offer horse-drawn wagon rides from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.For adults, field events should offer a challenge for everyone, with a skillet toss, a hammer toss, and a tug-of-war. At 11:30 a.m., a horseshoe tournament will begin, and will continue for as long as it takes.This year’s food contest will be “Anything Blueberry,” celebrating the in-season local delicacy.“We think this will be a lot of fun,” said organizers, “since we expect people will be creative with the opportunity.”Anyone of any age may enter a dish in the competition. Prizes will be offered for best tasting and most unique. The town’s 5 Selectmen will be the judges. The contest will begin at 1 p.m. and winners will be announced at 2 p.m.Food for sale will include barbequed chicken by the Extension Homemakers; hot dogs and hamburgers by the Chesterville Heritage Society; slush puppies, popcorn, cotton candy and snowcones by the Fun Day Committee, and possibly others. Vendors of crafts and other items will be inside the Town Hall. Music will be provided outside by L & D Country Band.To help with the planning of the day, or to volunteer to supervise an event or just provide support to the committee during Fun Day, please call Kim at 713-8489. Anyone is welcome to attend one of the planning meetings, weekly at 6:30 at the Chesterville Town Hall.After all, it takes a village to run a Fun Day!Chesterville Fun Day ScheduleLocation: Chesterville Town Hall Grounds, Dutch Gap Road7:30 a.m. Registration for 5K Run/Walk8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk9 a.m. Parade Line-up10 a.m. Parade begins10:45 a.m. Flag Raising at Town Hall11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fun Day Festivities:Chicken Barbeque, Hot Dogs, HamburgersL&D Country BandChildren’s Inflatable AmusementsPetting CorralCow TrainWater Balloon Fun11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WEATHER CONDITIONS PERMITTING – Wagon Rides11:30 a.m. Horse Shoe Tournament12:30 p.m. Field Events:Skillet Toss, Hammer Toss, Tug-of-War1 p.m. to 2 p.m. “Anything Blueberry” Food Contest3 p.m. Fun Day Concludes
Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images Photo: Dave Vann P Photo: Dave Vann Jam Cruise 16 was one for the books, offering up one of the best editions of the music cruise since its start in 2004. Aboard a new boat, the Norwegian Jade, fans and musicians alike embarked on a loop around the Carribean after leaving port from Miami, on January 17th, 2018. Two music-packed days at sea bookended the five-night voyage in between stops at Roatan, Honduras, and the Grand Cayman Islands before Jam Cruise returned to Miami on the morning of January 22nd.The stacked lineup featured a huge range of artists, including Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Maceo Parker, Lotus, Electron, Lettuce, Steel Pulse, Keller Williams, Voodoo Dead (Steve Kimock, Anders Osborne, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr., John Kimock), The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk, Antibalas, Turkuaz, The Marcus King Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Con Brio, The Main Squeeze, Naughty Professor feat. Chali 2na, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Aqueous, and more.Jam Cruise 16 also hosted a number of all-time super jams, ranging from Robert Randolph’s super jam on the final night on the main stage, to a fan-favorite performance by Everyone Orchestra in the Stardust Theater, to late-night (into the early morning) sets in the Jam Room hosted by George Porter Jr., Jennifer Hartswick, Roosevelt Collier, Dan Lebowitz, and Michelangelo Carruba. Outside of these, the event also saw nightly jazz jams curated by the likes of Shira Elias, Eddie Roberts, Skerik, DJ Logic, and Mike Dillon, though these performances frequently took on a life of their own and ranged outside the constraints of typical “jazz” performances.Of course, while the music stands out, as Jam Cruise frequently hosts some of the greatest musical moments of the year, the main draw and beauty of the event is the close community it draws together. Jam Cruise offers fans the chance to connect with their favorite musicians on a more personal level, through events like a poker tournament (hosted by Ivan Neville), ping pong tournament (hosted by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong), curry “jam” (hosted by chef Archna Malhotra and featuring a number of artists onboard), and more. However, outside of these curated events, considering that everyone onboard calls the boat home for the better part of a week, there is a unique sense of camaraderie that is exceptional for any musical event—new friends are made, new bands discovered, and magical moments created.You can relive some of these special moments below, with an extensive photo gallery from Jam Cruise provided by Dave Vann. Enjoy, and see you next year! Photo: Dave Vann Jam Cruise 16 | Photos: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann
A happy Friday to our readers. Here are some videos to kick off your Easter Weekend:1. You sure did, buddy.An instant classic to get your weekend started on the right foot, unlike this guy. Although you can’t beat his attitude.2. AwakeningHere is a cool regional video of some bouldering action near Sugarloaf Mountain, Md. Backing music is slightly NSFW, but we’re all adults here, maybe.Awakening from Robin Close on Vimeo.3. Sketchy LineAs you may have read, gravity riding is becoming uber-popular on the East Coast. Although downhill MTB’s roots are in British Columbia, Utah can claim at least a piece of the hardcore action. Here is pro freeskier KC Deane ripping sketchy lines in the desert. Not bad for a guy who broke his back in 201o, and doesn’t even, like, mountain bike that much.KC Deane edit from steven lloyd on Vimeo.We do our best to bring you the finest web clips and videos the internet has to offer. If you have something you would like to submit to Clips of the Week, please leave a note in the comments or email [email protected]
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Apr 2019 5:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link207Shares Denis Suarez is yet to make a competitive start for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Denis Suarez’s agent has refused to rule out a move to Napoli this summer and admits the midfielder’s spell at Arsenal ‘hasn’t been his best’.The 25-year-old has failed to adapt to the physical demands of English football since joining on loan from Barcelona in January and has been limited to just six substitute appearances for the Gunners.Arsenal have the option to buy Suarez outright ahead of the 2019/20 campaign but Unai Emery is already exploring other options due to the Spaniard’s struggles.Suarez has been suffering with a persistent groin injury in recent weeks and the midfielder’s agent, Felix Guende, believes his client has been unable to build up any momentum during his time in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He has two years left at Barcelona. This year in England hasn’t been his best. He’s played little and hasn’t been able to find a rhythm,’ he told Radio Kiss Kiss.‘At the moment, he’s injured. He has muscle fatigue and an injury.‘We’re awaiting the results from the exams.’ Advertisement Denis Suarez’s agent rates midfielder’s time at Arsenal and responds to Napoli transfer interest Comment All of Suarez’s appearances have come from the bench (Picture: Getty)Guende has revealed that Suarez is keeping his options open amid reported interest from Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Napoli.‘Napoli? The interest is always appreciated, being a team that has been fighting for the top positions for years,’ he added.‘It’s a bit soon to talk about the transfer window, but we aren’t excluding anything.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp delivers positive Joe Gomez update ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Porto
One candidate for Dean of Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences accepted a different position and withdrew from consideration, Executive Vice Provost Michael Quick said in an email on Wednesday.Lauren Benton, New York University dean of the humanities, told Quick she accepted a position elsewhere. Benton, a professor of history, is the recipient of the World History Association Book Prize in 2003.Three other candidates are still being considered for the position, which oversees the largest school within the university. They each already have or will come to campus for two days, during which forums allow students, faculty and staff to meet the candidates. The candidates also meet with senior administrators during the visits.Steve Kay, dean of the division of biological sciences at UC San Diego, visited campus on Feb. 29 to meet with students and faculty in order to discuss his vision for the school.Peter Bearman, professor of social sciences at Columbia University, is scheduled to visit March 21 and 22, and Harry Atwater, a professor of applied physics and material science at the California Institute of Technology, is scheduled to visit March 26 and 27.Dornsife comprises 33 academic departments and 31 research institutions and centers. The dean also oversees faculty recruitment, fundraising and the expansion of research opportunities for students and faculty.The original four candidates were announced Feb. 21 in a memo from Provost Elizabeth Garrett.“Since the beginning of this academic year, the search advisory committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search,” Garrett said in the memo. “The quality of the overall pool of candidates is excellent.”
The reporter? His wife, Lucy Hill.”Excellent job by (first-place Denny Hamlin and second-place Dale Earnhardt Jr.), those guys did a great job all day long. Think I could’ve had them,” Hill said, fighting off laughter. “But we’ll never know.”Post race interview brought to you by my at home reporter @LucyH_Says! pic.twitter.com/eYWwbo5JiJ— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) March 22, 2020Finish: Hamlin DaleJr Hill Briscoe Smithley Bowman Wallace Preece Majeski Jones DiBenedetto Cassill Kligerman Chastain Logano Bowyer RTruex Labonte TDillon Allgaier Stenhouse Cindric McDowell Elliott Kes Bell ADillon Buescher KyBusch JHNemechek Johnson AAlfredo Larson Byron KuBu— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 22, 2020MORE: What is NASCAR’s iRacing Pro Series?The iRacing Pro Series is made up of a large cast of NASCAR drivers hopping on their simulation systems to compete against one another virtually. The races are broadcast on TV and streamed online, and Sunday’s bout at Homestead-Miami Speedway seemed to garner a positive reception from fans online. Timmy Hill was magnificent on the virtual race track on Sunday, cruising to a third-place finish in NASCAR’s first iRacing Pro Series exhibition.Afterward, Hill conducted an even better interview, standing up from his padded chair- and steering wheel-equipped computer setup to give fans the content they crave. Hamlin, who led the field on Sunday, spearheaded the effort to put the Series together. He recruited drivers and helped them train for the first race.Hamlin hosted five races last night so guys could “figure out how to race around each other” and whatnot.— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) March 22, 2020Hill was perhaps the most impressive performer of the afternoon with his top-three finish using a fairly basic gaming setup.With more practice, Hill could be a contender to finish even higher moving forward.
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Women’s DaySeveral hundred women are expected at South Puget Sound Community College on Saturday March 22, 2014 for South Sound Women’s Day, presented by South Sound Women’s Events Inc., a local non-profit whose mission is to encourage leadership through personal, professional and community growth and education opportunities for women of the South Sound. President Elyse Harrington says “The day has really become more than we ever dreamed it could be. We want every woman in Thurston County, whether they are 18 or 80 to be able to experience this.”The event has evolved over the past ten years, most recently as “The Day of Empowerment” in 2012. “For a one day seminar, this one packs a punch!” says prior attendee Heidi Brotche McCutcheon. With 25 local speakers presenting on everything from protecting your credit score, social media marketing for your business and volunteerism to belly dancing, self-defense and connecting in your community, South Sound Women’s Day offers something of interest for every woman.The day will feature 2 inspirational keynote speakers, Carol Schillios of Fabric of Life, and Olympia native Dr. Angela Bowen, several local exhibitors, buffet lunch, three breakout sessions and a wine and cheese networking session at the end of the day. Attendees can also attend an optional VIP Welcome Reception Friday evening to gain one on one time with presenters, sponsors and organizers.Carol Schillios will be one of the speakers at the 2014 South Sound Women’s Day.Keynote Speaker Carol Schillios calls herself a facilitator of change. As a master trainer, she believes every woman has the capacity for self-transformation. When she is not mentoring and training leaders in the U.S., Carol works with women in developing countries of Mali, Senegal, Uganda and Ethiopia. Carol also established a skills training center in Bamako, Mali, West Africa to help young teens get off the streets. Participants spend 18 weeks learning and developing skills to become artisans and leaders in their community.Olympia native, and award winning humanitarian Dr. Angela Bowen will present the closing address. Dr. Bowen received the Leadership in Human Protection Award from the World Health Organization in 2010 and is also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by the Office of Human Research Protections, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A healthcare pioneer and passionate patient rights advocate, Dr. Bowen will discuss how even locally, we can change the world one woman at a time.“It is quite an honor to have two passionate and distinguished speakers at one event,” says Board Member Julie Darby.South Sound Women’s Events Inc. invites local women of all ages to attend South Sound Women’s Day, Saturday March 22, 2014. Register at www.southsoundwomensday.com. Tickets are $65.00 in advance, or $85.00 day of. Participants are encouraged to register by March 18, 2014.
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey invites the community to its 53rd Annual Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday, July 3, from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Rainier Vista Community Park, 5475 45th Avenue SE.The free, family-friendly event features live music, kids’ activities, and a fireworks display set to music. New this year, attendees can visit the information booth to get a free pair of 3D glasses, sponsored by Lacey Collision Center, to watch the fireworks – while supplies last. Attendees can also purchase food from a variety of on-site vendors.Full Metal Racket, the 133rd Army Band, will play in the park from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Heart by Heart, Heart tribute band, will perform from 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., featuring some of the original Heart band members.Event attendees can park free on-site starting at 3:00 p.m., however, space is limited, and no RVs or trailers are allowed. People are encourage to walk or bike to the park. Additional parking is available at local-area schools including Aspire, Timberline, Lakes, and Komachin. Following the fireworks, Intercity Transit will provide free rides from Rainier Vista Community Park to Timberline High School, Komachin Middle School and Lakes Elementary. In addition, you can check bikes, strollers, and wagons into a secure area at the park.TwinStar Credit Union, South Sound Center, and the City of Lacey, sponsor the free community event.To get more information on the event, parking, traffic detours, and entertainment, visit ci.lacey.wa.us/fireworks.