Parade Road Closures and Restricted Vehicle Access Traffic on Linderson Way and West Lee Street will be restricted to emergency access only, beginning at approx. 8:30 a.m. on July 4. If you need access to these streets after 8:30 a.m. and prior to 12:30 p.m., please make advance arrangements for your vehicle in the event that you need to travel.From approx. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., vehicular access to and from property along the parade route will be restricted due to street closures.The parade route begins at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road, then turns west (right) onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending at the Linderson Way/Israel Rd intersection. Parade route map is available online here.Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show Held at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. Festival gates open at 6:00 p.m. Event features music, food vendors, games, and much more.Thunder Valley Fireworks Show begins at 10:15 p.m. and is accompanied by music on site.Festival entry is free; event parking is $10/car. No alcohol, pets, personal fireworks, or BBQs allowed.Tumwater Farmers MarketThe Tumwater Farmers’ MarketThe Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The market is located at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road SW. For more details, visit www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org. Submitted by The City of TumwaterThe 4th of July parade steps off in Tumwater at 11:00 a.m.Celebrate this 4th of July in Tumwater. Events for Independence Day are listed below.Independence Day Parade – Saturday, July 4, 11:00 a.m.The parade will be led by Grand Marshals from the Tumwater Soccer Club, representing this year’s parade theme, “Just Kickin’ It!” The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. The parade is closed to new entries. Facebook112Tweet0Pin0 Please Note: Pioneer Park will be closed all day on Saturday, July 4, 2015. City services will be closed on Friday, July 3 in honor of the holiday.For more information about activities, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation at (360) 754-4160. More details available online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade or www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/festival. Find more fireworks information online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/fireworks Fireworks SafetyAlthough personal fireworks are allowed within the City limits, conditions are exceedingly dry this season and fire danger is high. Please consider alternatives to personal fireworks this year to celebrate Independence Day—the City hosts a full day of festivities, including a professional fireworks show. If you do use personal fireworks this holiday season, please remember:Ignition or discharge of safe and sane fireworks are allowed within the City of Tumwater on July 3 and 4, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. only.Patrol officers will enforce these regulations during the holiday season. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.
Image Courtesy: Hindustan TimesAdvertisement cm6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsdtbp6cWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8vka( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gp6pWould you ever consider trying this?😱40ssCan your students do this? 🌚rixdoRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2022 Commonwealth games slated to be hosted by Birmingham will feature the sport of cricket by the inclusion of the Women’s T20 event.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Hindustan TimesIn a decision taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation, Women’s T20 cricket was included along with Beach Volleyball and Para table tennis.The event will see eight teams play a series of matches at the iconic Edgbaston cricket ground in a bring in the medals. Here is what CGF President Dame Louise Martin had to comment on this historic landmark:Advertisement “Today is a historic day for the Commonwealth Games and I am delighted that we can now confirm that Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para-sport programme in history. “I would like to congratulate and formally welcome Women’s T20 Cricket, Beach Volleyball and Para Table Tennis to the official sports programme for Birmingham 2022 and I know they will all help enhance what will be a spectacular and vibrant multi-sport event.Advertisement Whereas, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Manu Sawhney also had some words to add regarding the decision:“We are delighted and honoured the Commonwealth Games Associations voted to include Women’s T20 cricket as a sport at the next Commonwealth Games. This is a very significant moment for women’s cricket and for the global cricket community, who were united in their support of this bid. Our partnership with the Commonwealth Games is a significant step forward in realising our ambition for the women’s game. All the players who are lucky enough to compete at Birmingham 2022 will be part of a truly memorable experience,” Read Also:CoA confirms Rahul Dravid has no conflict of interestSunil Gavaskar heaps praise on Shreyas Iyer; expects regular opportunities Advertisement
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Lewis contacted some area churches and community organizations to help spread the word about the event. He and his organization applied to borough police and obtained the required permit to allow the vigil to go forward. Lewis said he told police he would expect between 100-500 people to attend.The intent, Lewis explained, is for “showing that we stand up for our youth, and in particular our black children.”The incident, as widely reported, involved the Feb. 26 shooting and killing of Martin, an African American teenager, by George Zimmerman, who was a volunteer for a neighborhood community watch group. It has been reported that Martin was unarmed and that Zimmerman claims to have shot Martin in self-defense.The shooting has sparked outrage and concern, especially in black communities, with some alleging that Martin was shot because of his race and attire, including wearing a hooded sweatshirt, or “hoodie,” which, although worn by people of all ages and races, some associate with criminals.Lewis is calling on those planning to his assembly to wear hoodies in a show of support.Lewis, 34, who is black, was born and raised in Red Bank, He is a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver and attended Delaware State University on a football scholarship. Following his college graduation,he worked for not-for-profit organizations.He recently moved back to Red Bank after living and working in Wilmington, Delaware for the past eight years.And as a young man of color, he said, he knows the sting of being stereotyped for his race and clothing.“I know it is constantly on your mind as a young black male in America,” he said.“When I dress down, that’s what I wear,” he said, referring to a hooded sweatshirt. He feels many people “tend to jump the gun and judge a book by its cover.”He recalled instances in college, “where, we’re outside, just hanging around the car, maybe an officer pulls up and kind of assumes,” he said without completing the sentence.“Sometimes in that whole process, you feel yourself scared or feeling threatened for something you know you didn’t do,” he said.He characterized himself as “A young man who has come through life, made some mistakes, made some good choices, made some bad choices.“But I’ve learned from doing,” he said.“For me it’s even more personal. I am Trayvon Martin,” he said.The purpose of his organization is to work with youth, especially boys and young men, and help to steer them from bad choices by offering positive role models. And if they make mistakes, “help them to understand their mistakes and learn from (them) and how to move on from them.” RED BANK — The shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. Feb. 26 has sparked a national debate.What really happened between the two men in Sanford is still not known.But the impact of the incident is being felt around the nation and in the two rivers.This Monday, a gathering in memory of Martin will take placeBilled as a “Silent and Peaceful Stand for Trayvon Martin,” the event is being organized by Team I.M.P.A.C.T., a group that mentors young black men and boys.The purpose of the gathering, its organizers say, is to call attention to the already high profile incident, and to focus similar situations that place young African-Americans at risk.“It’s not a rally, it’s not a march,” the organization’s founder, Darnell Lewis, said on Wednesday. “It’s a stand of silence and peace for that particular hour, in solidarity,” with the Martin family.The gathering is scheduled for Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the corner of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard. It will be “a peaceful assembly,” Lewis said.
She has frequented council meetings since she moved back to Fair Haven and has had “growing concerns” about the way communication is shared. “I’ve been very vocal and, in my book, if you’re going to speak up and continue to do so, at some point you have to step out too,” she said. Her interest in politics sparked after she joined the Junior League of Monmouth County in 2012, where she advocated for legislation to help improve the lives of women and children in New Jersey. She was then inspired to run for local office. The borough council currently has a Republican majority with a sole Democrat on the dais, councilman Chris Rodriguez. A candidate forum was held Wednesday night by the League of Women Voters organization. He hopes to keep up with Fair Haven’s “pro-environment agenda,” maintain the walkability of the town and improve waterfront facilities. He also wants to continue to plan for long-term financial investments and manage the physical capital of the town. “I spend a lot of time worrying about all of the things that most people in town probably don’t see, things like the fire hydrants and things like the street lights. These are all the things that no one thinks about,” said Peters. Peters has been a borough resident since 1999 and a council member for the past 15 years, eight of which were spent as the council president. As a professor of finance at New York University, Peters said he decided to run for council in 2004 because he thought the borough would benefit from his background in finance and economics. “This is the thing I could do to serve the community.” FAIR HAVEN – Republican incumbents Jonathan Peters and Jacqueline Rice are running for re-election in November against challengers Meghan Chrisner-Keefe and Michael McCue. Meghan Chrisner-Keefe One challenge facing Fair Haven is the “very little money” it gets from the state in terms of state aid for the schools and the borough, he said. It makes the council look to the taxpayer to cover those costs. Michael McCue Rice joined the council most recently and has lived in Fair Haven since 2005, but her husband Brian is a lifelong resident. She is currently a part-time para-professional at Knollwood Elementary School. She also volunteers on the recreation committee and Fair Haven Day committee. Rice is also a member of the council’s communications committee that has rolled out a weekly email blast to residents to keep them informed of town happenings, she said. They are also creating a new website which will be easier to navigate than the existing website. Rice said Fair Haven’s biggest challenge currently is that its facilities are in “desperate need of repair and/ or replacement,” but that the council must address it while remaining tax neutral, which is her main goal. Peters and his running mate Jacqueline Rice said they are proud of Fair Haven’s AA+ bond rating from Standard & Poor’s that the town has maintained for 10 years, and which was renewed this month. Peters said he is proud of his record and hopes residents keep it in mind at the polls Nov. 5. She fears the downtown district may become overly congested. The borough is considering bringing affordable housing to River Road, she said, and potentially a new borough hall. “It feels a little bit like some sort of storm that’s been brewing for a long time that’s finally coming to a head.” Jonathan Peters He is also a social studies teacher, educating children about the Constitution and the system of government “so they can grow up and be informed citizens,” he said. He wants to run for election to help residents have their voices heard and feels the current council does not always do so, especially for hot-button issues. He hopes to have open discussions with residents and “keep things simple and just listen to people.” Democratic challenger Chrisner-Keefe grew up in Fair Haven and returned to the borough with her husband to raise their four children. She is a practicing attorney and has participated in nonprofit, pro bono work. Her running mate Michael McCue has lived in Fair Haven since 1991 and currently resides in the borough with his wife and two sons. He joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 and served for five years, including two tours in Iraq. “In the Marines, you work with all different groups of people from different backgrounds and everybody is on the same team,” he said. “We all just try to work toward the same goal.” Additionally, Chrisner-Keefe said if elected she would like to stream videos of the council meetings to its website, whether it be live-streamed or posted afterward. She said it’s important that everyone stay informed, including those who work late or can’t make it to meetings. Jacqueline Rice
Nelson defeated Armstrong before dropping a close encounter to Kelowna Apple Smacks in the spring.”This event is the only chance to see roller derby in Nelson this year, so it’s not one to miss,” said a Killjoys spokeperson.”The Killjoys are donating to the SPCA, the Women’s Centre and CJLY Co-op Radio instead of taking any funds from admission, so we really hope the whole community supports these great causes, supports local non profit organizations, and supports local (and undeniably entertaining) athletics.”The WKRD League disbanded last fall after the three teams in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail/Rossland decided to separate into travel teams.There is no admission to the tournament.Instead, spectators are urged to make a donation to local charity during the tournament.”The Killjoys are really proud of all that we and our team and league accomplished while we established roller derby in the Kootenays, and we are also extra proud to have been the final Golden Boot winners,” the Killjoys spokeperson explained. The Nelson Killjoys host the four-team Blood Bath and Beyond Women’s Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan) in the event which begins at 9 a.m.The Championship Final, against the top two teams, is set for 6:30 p.m., also in the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are 1-1 since leaving the West Kootenay Roller Derby League.
CHEF TIMOTHY HOLLINGSWORTH OF LA’s TREND-SETTING OTIUM RESTAURANT, TO SERVE UP WORLD CLASS FARE; WINE TASTINGS, DYNAMIC CRAFT COCKTAILS & LIVE MUSIC ALL INCLUDED ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2016)–Santa Anita’s exclusive Chandelier Room, an iconic entertainment destination since 1934, will again play host to the track’s Guest Chef Series, featuring an innovative dining experience uniquely steeped in Los Angeles culture, live music, ready access to world class Thoroughbred racing and more, beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, which is also Breeders’ Cup Preview Day at The Great Race Place.With five Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” stakes highlighting a blockbuster program on Oct. 1, the popular Guest Chef Series event will also provide attendees with a catered menu designed by Chef Timothy Hollingsworth from one of LA’s hottest restaurants, Otium. Also included are wine tastings, entrance to the Chandelier Room, access to “The Balcony” for optimal race viewing, a racing program and tip sheet–all for just $85.The Chandelier Room, which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation two years ago, now provides attendees with spectacular, unobstructed views of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita main track and turf course, as well as a terrific view of the horses as they exit the Seabiscuit Walking Ring and make their way to the main track.The site of dozens of movie and television shoots over the course of more than eight decades, the Chandelier Room provides a luxurious setting in which guests can experience LA’s innovative dining culture combined with the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing that is uniquely “Santa Anita.”Fans are encouraged to register now for tickets to the Guest Chef Series on Oct. 1 by visiting santaanita.com/events: http://santaanita.com/events/guest-chef-series-chandelier-room/#.V9hkETRHanM. (Special Offer: There is a $20 discount on all tickets purchased before Sept. 25). Fans can also call (626) 574-RACE for more information.