Arbutus Folk School Grand Opening Brings Northwest Crafting Community to Olympia

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Arbutus Folk SchoolThe Arbutus Folk School will host an open house grand opening on Saturday, October 19th from 3-9pm at its new 3,800 square foot campus across from Olympia City Hall.  The school features a woodshop, ceramics studio, space for a wide variety of workshops and performances, a crafter’s gallery and supply store.  The school is a venue for Northwest folk crafters and artisans to share their skill through workshops and events.The grand opening will offer a taste of the classes and activities offered at the school. Woodworkers, potters and spinners will offer hands-on demonstrations, blacksmithing wares will be on display, and kids can participate in a corn-husk doll workshop. Western swing band Back Porch Swing will perform from 4-6 and will be followed by storytellers Joe and Paula McHugh whose enthralling tales will delight young and old.  Local light refreshments will be provided by Jennifer Witherspoon, Wobbly Cart Farm, Abby’s Cupcakes, Nineveh Assyrian and Whitewood Cider.The school’s founders will give a brief presentation of their vision and activities to the community at 5 pm and will be on hand for discussions throughout the day.The Arbutus Folk School’s mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching crafts of the Pacific Northwest Region in a student- centered, non-competitive learning environment that inspires the hands, heart and mind.More information about the school can be found at www.arbutusfolkschool.orglast_img read more


RLHC Opens Hotel RL in Olympia

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Red Lion Hotels CorporationRLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) has announced the opening of Hotel RL Olympia. The hotel was built in 1969 and has undergone a multi-million dollar transformation to be rebranded as a Hotel RL. Hotel RL Olympia is the first of five Hotel RLs scheduled to open this year and the third to launch since the brand’s first opening last August.“The Hotel RL brand DNA is consistent with Pacific Northwest values, which makes us especially delighted to open Hotel RL Olympia in the heart of Washington’s state capital” said RLHC Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Linehan. “The Living Stage, a unique feature to Hotel RL, located in the hotel’s open pavilion-style lobby, is an exceptional venue for people to share their creativity, innovation or spread awareness about their passions during scheduled performances. This feature caters to local artists from all walks of life and benefits the community as well as overnight guests – it’s a lively concept that has been very well received.”“The Living Stage is one of a series of spaces, experiences and amenities at Hotel RL especially suited to travelers seeking more than just a hotel room,” Linehan added. “Hotel RL offers spaces for business and leisure travelers to immerse themselves into local culture, while maintaining their connection to the world.”Hotel RL Olympia has 193 guest rooms and features major enhancements and expansions to the lobby, bar and restaurant.  The hotel also offers 16,500 square feet of meeting space. Other hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, Cascadia Soapery bath and beauty products, complimentary artisanal coffee by Victrola Coffee Roaster made to order, complimentary Villy Custom bicycle rentals and performances by local artists and influencers at the Living Stage.Doing Good For Our Neighbors: Project Wake Up Call Hotel RL Olympia will also continue the brand’s charitable awareness campaign, Project Wake Up Call, which focuses on aiding the homeless in each city that a Hotel RL is located. Guests can donate to SideWalk, a non-profit that provides rapid rehousing to those who are experiencing homelessness in Thurston County, Washington. All of the charities participating in Project Wake Up Call align with RLHC’s mission and have been carefully selected to help those without homes get the support they need. RLHC donors that contribute $100 or more will enjoy a complimentary night stay at a Hotel RL location of their choice.“The team at Hotel RL Olympia has been a great ally to us through Project Wake Up Call,” said Anna Robinson, Development Director at SideWalk.  “We appreciate their intention to support and raise awareness for local non-profits that are working to end homelessness across the country. We look forward to our continued partnership.”Hotel RL Olympia is in the state’s capital at 2300 Evergreen Park Drive Southwest. Olympia is only 60 miles from Seattle. Nearby attractions include Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Percival Landing, Priest Point Park, Millersylvania State Park, Tolmie State Park and more.For more information, please visit: www.rlhco.com.last_img read more


Notice of Show Cancellation: Chris Perondi’s STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsDue to routing complications arising from COVID-19, Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience has cancelled the Washington State leg of their tour. The March 22 performances at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts have both been cancelled. We hope to welcome them back to Washington State soon once their tour resumes.All other shows for the 19-20 season are moving forward as scheduled and we welcome patrons to the theater. If there are any future updates we will communicate through direct email to our patrons as well as keep our community updated through social media.We apologize for any inconvenience and want to thank you for supporting the arts in our region.The Health and safety of our patrons is always a top priority. We are closely monitoring the recent outbreak of COVID-19, and are committed to keeping the community informed about actions we are taking to prevent its spread.Increased sanitation practices have been implemented for all areas of the theater. This includes frequent disinfecting of high-use areas such as theater seats, restrooms, door handles, hand rails, and elevator buttons. Hand sanitizer will be available at main entrances to the lobby and theater spaces. We also encourage staff, volunteers, and patrons to stay home if they are unwell.At this time, we will continue with all other performances as scheduled.For more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.last_img read more


Pep Guardiola talks about when he was branded ‘Fraudiola’ in England

first_imgAdvertisement aufqfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ygWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elx8yob( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vihWould you ever consider trying this?😱3osjCan your students do this? 🌚lk1x6lRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pep Guardiola was not able to win any trophy in his first season at Manchester City. He was criticized badly after the end of the season. Even people started to call him ‘Fraud Guardiola’ or ‘Fraudiola’ at that time. However, the time changed and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City won two back to back Premier League titles in the next two season.Advertisement The beginning of the season has not been according to the plans of Pep Guardiola. Manchester City are currently situated at the second position in the League table with 10 points in 5 matches so far. On the other hand, Liverpool are at the top of the table in the Premier League with 5 wins in 5 matches so far.Advertisement Manchester City had to accept a defeat against Norwich City with a margin of 3-2 at Carow Road on Saturday. After the defeat, Manchester City gave a 5 point lead to Liverpool at the beginning of the season. However, Pep Guardiola believes that his team has the potential to make a comeback from this situation.The manager of Manchester City defended his players in the press conference as these set of players helped him to earn so much respect in England after his trophyless first season at Etihad Stadium.Advertisement Sadio Mane drops an incredible gesture for the ball boy! Advertisementlast_img read more


Loeschnik heads LVR Bombers into Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer Final against Innkeepers

first_imgLewis Loeschnik’s header in the final minutes of the game was enough to push the L.V. Rogers Bombers into the final of the Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer League.Loeschnik headed the ball over the outstretched hands of Kootenay Co-op goalkeeper Tad Lake to spark the Bombers to a 4-3 victory in semi final action Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.The Bombers now meet defending champion Nelson Innkeepers in the league championship Saturday at Lakeside.The Innkeepers, regular season champs, were given a free pass to the final after The Action forfeited the semi final contest.Game time for the final is 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside.It almost looked like the final would be a game against two bitter rivals, Innkeepers and Co-op after the latter overcame a 3-0 first-half deficit with three goals in a span of 10 minutes.Goals by Caleb Morton, Orang Momtazian and Martin Lundh, scoring on the rebound after his penalty kick was saved by Bomber keeper Andrew Woodward, pulled Co-op even with plenty of time remaining in the game.Woodward was in between the pipes in relief of LVR starter Cole Sutherland.Co-op also has several chances to get the go-ahead marker but failed miserably around the net.Those mistakes cost Kootenay Co-op in the end as, with the Bombers buzzing around the net, Loeschnik, with his second marker of the game, caught Lake off the line allowing the high shot to dribble over the goal line.Ryan Lewis had the other LVR marker.Jackson’s advances to final of Jackson’s Hole Masters LeagueJackson’s Hole built up a 2-0 lead before riding home to a 3-1 win over Real Nelson in semi final action of the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Master League Sunday afternoon at Lakeside.Jackson’s Hole, losing in semi finals last season, meets Club Inter after the third-place team in regular season upset defending champion Bia Boro 3-1 in the other semi final.The championship contest goes at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Lakeside.Finley’s Jiggers will not defend its titleThe Jiggers were dumped 4-1 by Dirty Dozen as the Finley’s Ladies Rec League held semi final Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Dirty Dozen, winners of the regular season title, meets runner up Lily Whites in the championship final Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Pitch.Lily Whites doubled Red Dog 4-2 in the other semi final contest. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


Bruins continue playoff drive with shocking win over Leafs

first_imgThe Nelson Leaf may want to avoid top spot in the Murdoch Division and stay away from playing the Grand Forks Border Bruins in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The Bruins roared back to score four unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 5-2 road-victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the second time in a week the Bruins have beat up on the Leafs.“It appears that maybe we do have Nelson’s number,” Bruins assistant coach Matt Zamec told The Nelson Daily Sunday prior to a key game against Spokane Braves.“We’re battling for that last playoff spot and have been playing very well since the Christmas break so it’s nice to see us be able to win last night and last week.”Despite being down 2-1 after two periods, Zamec felt the Bruins were not out of the game.And when Nate Corey jumped out of the penalty box to score a breakaway goal to tie the game at 2-2, Grand Forks felt ready to steal the road win.Michael Rand notched the winner midway through the final frame before Nelson Minor Hockey grad Coleton Dawson sealed the win. “I’ve been with the team for eight years and have never played a meaningful game this late in the season,” Zamec admitted.“This is huge for the team, it’s huge for the town which is right behind us.”Former Leaf Connor Gross and Max Newton, into an empty net, also scored for Grand Forks.Adam Hodge and Robson Cramer replied for Nelson.Nelson out shot the Bruins 32-31.Dominic Stadnyk was in goal to lead the Bruins to its second win in eight days over Nelson.Brad Rebagliati took the loss in goal for Nelson.Nelson, 32-8-1-3, remains in second spot in Murdoch standings, one point behind idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Leafs host Castlegar Wednesday in a rare mid-week encounter at the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile the Bruins, trailing the Braves by four points with four games in hand, played Sunday against Spokane.ICE CHIPS: Nelson’s captain Darnel St. Pierre was on the sidelines serving another suspension after receiving a hit-to-the head penalty during Friday’s 9-0 drubbing of Castlegar. This is the third time this season the rugged rearguard has been suspended for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties. . . .Nelson played the game with only three regular defencemen in Patrick Croome, Robson Cramer and Nick Trefry. Croome sat out Friday’s game due to suspension. Nelson is hopeful to see defenceman Austin Seaman back on the roster. The Calgary native has been sidelined after suffering a leg injury since December 6 in Fernie.last_img read more


Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Exciting time of the year

first_img Spring weather is finally here!  And the water is warming up and so are the fish. Duncan was good throughout April, but is slowing down now.  As the water rises, the fish get more spread out and are a bit tougher to catch, although we still always seem to scrape a few up.  So, it’s always worth the trip.   The first of May saw another weeklong opening for Kokanee fishing in the West Arm.  And just like the April opening, the fishing was good. The first few days were better than the last few days, but that seems to be the norm.  For the first couple days we were limited out and back to the dock by 8 a.m.  Then the last few days made us work a bit harder for the prize.  But, still lots of action and some great tasting Kokanee. And again, Pike have been caught in the past little while also.  Concentrate on the shallower, warmer water for the Pike.  They seem to hang around the weeded bays and drop offs.  You never know what you’re going to catch out there now.  Duncan Lake: With the warmer weather here, we have seen the beginning of our flying ant hatch.  This seems to bring all of the fish to surface and creates a feeding frenzy. The fishing is in full swing on the Columbia now.  We had some crazy days with lots of Rainbows taking our lures and flies.  Mostly two to five pounds as of late, but we have hooked into a few in the seven pound range and I’m pretty sure there were a couple over 10 pounds that just wouldn’t stay on.  But that’s normal.  The big ones always get away…… Walleye fishing was pretty good for the past little while also.  The usual bottom bouncer or jigs have been working well.  Some good sized Walleye at this time year too.  Always makes for a good fish fry. But, until then, we will just have to enjoy the fast paced action of the high population of smaller fish.  Lots of fun on the lighter gear.  Columbia River: The hotter weather has produced some hatches on the river lately.  So, dry fly fishing is making for some exciting days.  Looking forward to the next month of fly-fishing, as the dry flies should get more and more productive. We have had lots of days with over 15 – 20 fish to the boat.  It’s an exciting time of year.  Most of the fish left in the lake seem to be of the younger age class.  So a normal day would consist of many fish between two and three pounds, with a few over five pounds. There have also been a few fish over 10 pounds caught, so it keeps it interesting. Our Bucktail flies have been working best for the Rainbows on Kootenay.  The magic colors have been purple/pink, grey/pink, and black/white.  We’ve also been catching lots on the Lyman plugs.  Mostly blues and greens have been working best for the plugs. April is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for May in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.Kootenay Lake: The Gerrard run of spawning rainbows has peaked and the numbers are about what we had expected.  Low numbers this year similar to back in 2000 when the lake crashed.  Hopefully they can rebound again as they have in the past.  We shall see. Bull trout up to 10 pounds have been caught in the past week, as well as some nice Kokanee.  The warmer temperatures will help activate the Kokanee feeding, so that’s another option while fishing up there.  What are they biting on??? On the river we have had our best days using fly rods.  Sinking tips with nymphs or wooly buggers have been producing well for the Rainbows.  And for the Walleye, we have been using the 3-way bottom bouncing rig as well as rubber twisters with jigs. Looking forward to the June opening, as these fish should be even bigger. And on the Duncan, the best lures have been my Lyman plugs.  Trolled on the surface or down to 60 ft seems to work best.  Again, blues and greens seem to be the ticket.  Whats coming up: We are expecting the lake fishing to pick up even more as the water gets warmer.  So, expect lots of fish in May, and June.  Our river fishing should only get better and better as well.  As the weather warms up and the bugs start hatching, the fish will become more and more aggressive.  Looking forward to the next few months of fishing. We are almost fully booked for our upcoming Salmon/Halibut fishing season.  This year is expected to be another good run of Salmon and we still have about 10 days to fill.   So, drop me a line if you’re interested in filling your freezer with fish for the year. That about sums it up.Hope to see you out there! Tight lines………………….Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more


Joanisse, Jackson secure final two spots in 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship Page Playoff

first_imgThe two rinks now meet in the Page Playoff 3-4 contest Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Curling Club.Earlier in the day, at 2 p.m., the top two seeds square off as Vernon’s Jim Cotter plays Sean Geall of New Westminster in the Page Playoff 1-2 contest.Cotter advanced as the top seed in the Page Playoff after capturing the A event Thursday with a 5-4 win over Michael Johnson of the Royal City Curling  Club.Geall earned the B event crown Friday afternoon by defeating Jackson 5-1.The loser of the Page Playoff 1-2 contest has a second chance at the Final as the rink meets the winner of the Page Playoff 3-4 game Sunday morning at 11 a.m.The Page Playoff 1-2 winner advances directly into Sunday’s 4 p.m. Final. The Final Four at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship is now complete after Dean Joanisse of New Westminster and Glen Jackson of Victoria secured the final two berths Friday night in C event action at the Nelson Curling Club.Joanisse scored a pair in the tenth end to edge Neil Dangerfield of Victoria 5-4 while Jackson had an easier time, outlasting Victoria’s Jason Montgomery 7-4.last_img read more



first_imgBILLY KOCH, RED FEATHER RACING: “The Cal-bred program is so rewarding. We know how hard it is to win and this filly is very special. I get choked up when I talk about her. She won two stakes last year and then had terrible trips to start off this year . . . Her last race was more like her, and then today, to win a stake like this, it means everything to the Little Red Feather Racing owners. We have 15 to 20 partners, and we’re also co-owners with Ron McMackin of RM Racing (from Sherman Oaks).” MARTIN GARCIA, SHEER PLEASURE, WINNER: “She has a lot of speed, you can put her wherever you want to. I was pretty lucky to be able to ride her again today. They didn’t give me any instructions because I know her well, so I took advantage of that fact. She’s a great filly.” EDWIN MALDONADO, SWISSARELLA, THIRD: “She ran huge, it was a tough race for her but we thought she had a shot to win. She needs to be in front and that was the key. She needed to be in front today and I’m happy with the way she ran. We got beat by a good horse.” JOCKEY QUOTES PHIL D’AMATO, SHEER PLEASURE, WINNER: “Martin got good position on the first turn. That’s what won the race. He kind of just stalked the pace on the backside, waited till the end there, and she just proved best.”center_img TRAINER QUOTES             RAFAEL BEJARANO, KISS AT MIDNIGHT, SECOND: “No excuses. We had a good trip and she made one run. The winner got lucky today.” -30-last_img read more


Walls Tabbed as CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year

first_imgOwning an unblemished 4.0 grade point average, Walls will graduate this weekend with a degree in engineering physics and a minor in mathematics after just three and a half years of study in Nacogdoches. A native of Pearland, Texas (Pearland H.S.), the safety is a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection and is the reigning Southland Football Student-Athlete of the Year. No less than 33 of the 50 members of the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Football Team have at least a 3.90 GPA, with 14 student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate students. The 25 members of the first team own an average GPA of 3.94. The Southland’s pick as a 2017 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award finalist, Walls is the only football player from the conference to appear on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Football Team. SFA’s first William V. Campbell Trophy® finalist and National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete, Walls’ accomplishments were highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports last week at the 2017 NFF & College Hall of Fame Annual Awards Dinner in downtown New York City. The prestigious Campbell Trophy® is regarded as the highest scholar-athlete honor in all of college football and is the academic equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. “It just puts another layer of icing on the cake,” Walls said upon being notified of his achievement. “Everything I’ve been able to accomplish at SFA is far beyond anything I would have ever imagined. I believe in leaving your mark on a program/organization and seizing every moment, but the impact I’ve had here is truly extraordinary.” With SFA already having a Walter Payton Award winner in former quarterback Jeremy Moses (2010), the ‘Jacks became just the sixth football program in the nation to have both a Walter Payton Award winner and a NFF National Scholar-Athlete. Of those, only five schools have had both a Walter Payton Award winner and a Campbell Trophy® finalist since the award began in 1990. On the gridiron, Walls recorded 60 tackles, including 31 solo stops and two tackles for loss, while playing in all 11 games and making 10 starts this season. He registered a career-high 11 total tackles versus 17th-ranked Nicholls on Nov. 11 and posted nine tackles in two other outings. Walls also claimed three pass breakups, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery throughout the year. No Lumberjack on SFA’s current roster has played in (46) or started (24) more games than Walls has throughout his four-year career at SFA. With the national honor, which includes both FCS and FBS football student-athletes, Walls joins an illustrious fraternity of Academic All-Americans® of the Year with some of the most notable names in the sport. Previous CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year selections include Danny Wuerffel (Florida, 1995 & 1996), Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997), Drew Brees (Purdue, 2000), Alex Smith (Utah, 2004), Tim Tebow (Florida, 2008 & 2009) and Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011). Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was named 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American® of the Year as a junior at Stanford last season.center_img AUSTIN, Texas – Stephen F. Austin football’s Marlon Walls will be graduating this Saturday as the only Lumberjack to ever earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® of the Year honors after the announcement of the 2017 Thursday afternoon. Selected by sports information directors across the nation, Walls appears on the first team for the second consecutive year after becoming the first SFA football player to be named CoSIDA Academic All-America® First Team in 2016. Outside of football and academics Walls has been very active in the community, both in Nacogdoches and Houston, during his time as a student-athlete. Among the large number of community service projects he has participated in are serving as a nutrition and life skills advocate, a student instructor, a math and science tutor and lending his time on Thanksgiving Day, passing out meals to needy citizens. Walls also speaks at area elementary schools, assists with the football team’s “Read to Succeed” program and has been a part of SFA’s Big Event project. Over this past summer, Walls completed an internship at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. While there, he joined other students from institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Yale to assist with the Europa Propulsion Module, a NASA space probe joint project. Upon graduating, Walls plans to return to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to gain more work experience before pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering next fall. 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Football Team Only two other student-athletes in the history of the Southland Conference have attained the title of CoSIDA Academic All-American® of the Year since the inception of the accolade in 1987. Walls joins former UTSA volleyball player Tamara Luchenmeyer (2000) and former Lamar men’s basketball student-athlete Matt Sundblad (1999) as the only three from the Southland to achieve CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year status. UTSA was a league member from 1991 to 2012. A nominee for both the 2016 and 2017 Allstate/American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, Walls was named to the 2016 FCS Athletic Directors Association (ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He has been placed on the Southland’s All-Academic Team for the past two seasons and has been a member of the Southland fall commissioner’s honor roll each year since his freshman campaign in 2014. Named to the SFA President’s List every semester of his career, Walls was the recipient of the SFA physics department’s Brian Patrick Hanson Memorial Scholarship last year and claimed the Murray Shaw Award for owning the highest GPA of any Lumberjack football player.last_img read more