Fire Station 4 Public Art Proposal Jury

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0The public is invited to view the final round of the jury process for public art for Fire Station 4 on Tuesday, January 24, at 6pm at the Main Fire Station Training Room, 100 Eastside St NE.  In addition, the public is invited to provide comment to the jury for their deliberation after conclusion of the presentations that evening.  The purpose of this jury, comprised of five members of the Olympia Arts Commission, is to make a final recommendation among the three proposals.  Proposals will be made by public artists Judith & Daniel Caldwell, Peter Reiquam and Haiying Wu.  The recommendation from this jury will go to the Olympia City Council on February 14 for final approval.  Following Council approval, the selected art proposal will be fabricated and installed.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Johnson, Arts & Events Manager, at 709-2678.last_img read more

Seattle Fire Department At Satsop’s Tunnel Rescue Training Complex

first_imgThe Park is managed by the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, a public corporation whose mission is to create new jobs and investment for the region. More information on Satsop Business Park can be found at www.Satsop.com. Submitted by Satsop Business ParkSatsop Business Park staff have dug 27 feet down beneath the never-used nuclear power site and exposed part of the huge pipes underneath. They’ve created a tunnel rescue training complex that the Seattle Fire Department will begin using Oct. 15.ELMA – Satsop Business Park has dug up some “buried treasure” that will likely help save lives. The “treasure” is a pair of enormous underground pipes that have now been transformed into a tunnel rescue training complex.The week of Oct. 15, about 30 members of the Seattle Fire Department will be the first to use the 12-foot diameter pipes to conduct specialized tunnel safety and rescue training. The department has said it will use the new training center about 30 days a year. Observers from the New York Fire Department will also be attending.“There is nowhere in the United States that has the potential for tunnel training as this place does with its 12-foot tunnels,” said Alan Vickery, assistant chief of the Seattle Fire Department. “These pipes are similar to the real world of tunneling work that is taking place in the Seattle area as well as internationally. Nothing that I’m aware of in the U.S. even compares,” he said.Located 27 feet below the ground, the pair of parallel water pipes was intended to carry water to and from the nuclear power plants’ twin cooling towers. To create the training prop, one was dissected and the other was opened up to allow for three separate areas to set up various training scenarios. Digging out a portion of the pipe, dissecting the one pipe and installing needed safety systems cost Satsop Business Park about $200,000.“To create a rescue training complex like this from scratch would cost millions of dollars,” said Tami Garrow, CEO of Satsop Business Park. (When the pipes were installed in 1979, the cost was $7 million.) “But at Satsop, we have this valuable infrastructure right beneath our feet that will benefit tunnel construction workers, repair crews, a wide range of rescue workers and the general public.“Redeploying these pipes for training purposes makes all kinds of sense when you think about it – and like everything else at the Park, it is recycling at its most creative.  It’s like uncovering a valuable resource that we know is already here, in this case, one that can help save lives and prevent injuries,” Garrow saidThe Seattle Fire Department has been contracted to provide tunnel rescue service for the Sound Transit Light Rail System, Assistant Chief Vickery said. This new site will be set up to deliver more realistic training scenarios – and thus make it safer for tunnel workers and firefighters who are called to the scene of a tunnel emergency, he said.Just a stone’s throw away from the recently completed tunnel rescue site, under the shadow of the operational cooling tower, is an outdoor tunnel construction training site being created by the Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust. That facility, complete with classrooms and a now-retired tunnel boring machine, nicknamed “Helene,” was created to teach tunnel workers how to safely operate in tunnels.“Having this tunnel training rescue site at the Park dovetails nicely with what we’re doing to create a national tunnel training complex, said Mike Warren, the training director of the Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust. “I can see fire departments from across the U.S. and Canada coming to Satsop to train. It will be a very unique set up. Tunnel rescue training will be provided to union laborers as well.” The Laborers-Employers Training Trust also plans to use the tunnels for about 30 days a year, he said.In addition to the Seattle Fire Department and Laborers-Employers Training Trust, there is growing interest by many other fire departments and safety organizations exploring the use of the tunnel rescue complex, said Nathan Hoover, project coordinator.“A lot of organizations go to West Virginia to get rescue training. We can save those on the West Coast a lot of money in travel expenses alone,” said Hoover. “We’re expecting that the Army, which already does lots of training here, will be interested in the tunnels. In addition, we can see easily adding some structures in the future to create scenarios for high-angle rescue training someday.”“I think this is a great opportunity for Satsop Business Park,” said Steve Poler, Chairman of the Board. “Anytime we can add a world-class training site to the Park it’s great, and to have something like this that is so different, where you can do things you can’t do anywhere else in the country is very exciting,” Poler said.Satsop Business Park is a 1,700-acre mixed-use business and technology park located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Southwest Washington just 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 corridor. It is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 440 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure and surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland. Facebook3Tweet0Pin1last_img read more

NOVA School Presents “In The Middle”

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by NOVA SchoolIn the Middle, an original play which debuts at NOVA School on Thursday, March 6, wrestles with universal issues of adolescence. It has been a middle school student production not just “in the middle,” but from the very beginning.Anticipating this year’s play in NOVA’s three-year cycle of comedy, then drama, then musical, students last spring asked NOVA’s Drama and History Teacher Jason Sieling what musical was on deck for 2014. Sieling joked, “Oh, we’re going to write our own musical!“Then, the more I thought about it, the more I thought, ‘This could work,’” Sieling said.The process began in October, with more than a third of NOVA’s 106-member student body showing up for the first brainstorming session. NOVA is an independent middle school for highly capable 6th through 8th graders.Sieling asked students to submit parts of a script, prompting them with questions about middle school issues, struggles and highlights.“They’re at that age where they’re just beginning to break away from their parents, they’re caught between friends, they’re becoming aware of who they are and where they want to be in the social strata. They’re caught between childhood and growing up,” Sieling said. For weeks, students turned in pages of dialogue, which gradually developed into scenes. NOVA Strings and Choir Teacher Jennifer Grady reviewed students’ suggestions for popular songs and selected those which relate thematically to the play. Since January, Sieling and Grady and a swarm of students meet most days after school to rehearse, build sets, and practice the technical aspects of stagecraft.“This is such a rich experience to explore both academic and nonacademic development,” said Barbara Mitchell Hutton, NOVA Head of School. “As one example, the kids did the math for set design, transferred the plans to the wood and other materials, built the sets, developed a working team, all while music blasted in the background!”“I really enjoyed the writing process,” said Liam McFarland, 12, a NOVA sixth grader who is a writer and performer.“I enjoyed creating my character,” said Becca Barer, 13, a seventh grader. “I liked the control over the play, and thinking of jokes that everybody gets.”Set crew shared that they kept adult audience members in mind as well as their own peers. “We had to think about how kids and adults see middle school differently,” said one technician. “Adults think of chalk boards and pencils. Kids think of white boards and computers.”Sieling said the play will appeal to “anyone who remembers middle school.” Performances are at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 6-8, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, at NOVA Middle School, 2020 22nd Ave. S.E.last_img read more

Bruh moment of 22nd November 2019: Pogba injured for the football field but not…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Instagram(@paulpogba)Advertisement 4z19NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqjjwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Etfmk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 35gkWould you ever consider trying this?😱q4jxCan your students do this? 🌚peRoller skating! Powered by Firework Since the Arsenal clash back in September, Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been out from action due to injury, and as stated by Solskjær earlier, the Frenchman will possibly return in January 2020. But, the midfielder is seen enjoying a game of basketball in court, despite under recovery!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Instagram(@paulpogba)After the whole wantaway episode in the transfer window, Pogba had to remain at Old Trafford. However, the French international was getting back into regular first team football for the Devils, until the 1-1 draw against the Gunners, where Pogba suffered an ankel injury.The 26 year old uploaded a video on Instagram on the court with American professional basketball player and NBA superstar Jimmy Butler. In a blue hoodie, the World Cup winner was seemingly fit as he was seen enjoying a game with the Miami Heat forward, and also dipping the ball into the hoop with ease, enacting the famous Euro Step Challenge.Advertisement Check out the video below-“We don’t play basketball. I don’t see many basketball players tackling ankles, twisting and turning with studs. He’s not ready to train.” Ole told Daily Mail.The Norwegian gaffer has cleared up to the press that Pogba’s activity is not harming but will speed up his recovery process, as he is regularly doing physical activities.“He’s been out for six or seven weeks so he’s gradually stepping it up, walking, on the treadmill and bike. We hope to see him in 2019.” the 46 year old added.Since the fixture against Gunners, Pogba has not starred in any of Red Devils’ fixtures, and was also out of the French squad that played the Euro qualifiers. However, the manager is hopeful to see his star midfielder return to the pitch by December.The Devils are travelling to Bramall Lane tomorrow to take on Sheffield United. Advertisementlast_img read more

See which Indian cricketer ICC is hailing for his efforts against Coronavirus

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIAdvertisement 6yk2un5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7z70Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E49oa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4lkWould you ever consider trying this?😱5b6Can your students do this? 🌚zxhRoller skating! Powered by Firework While the Coronavirus is slowly spreading into the Indian population, the police force of the country are on their level best to maintain the 21-day lock down that India is currently experiencing in an effort to curb the outbreak. With all the collective praise from the people, one certain policeman is under the radar of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and has been highly praised for his duty. Say hello to Joginder Sharma, the former Team India all rounder and currently a police officer who is on his relentless duty to serve his nation during this time of crisis.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIAfter his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2017, Joginder Sharma joined Haryana Police.  As the novel Coronavirus pandemic has created a woeful situation in India, the 2007 World Twenty20 star has been seen on duty to maintain peace and law during the troubled times.Yesterday, ICC’s official Twitter handle posted two photos of Sharma, one from the 2007 WT20 final, and another one donning his khaki uniform along with a mask.Advertisement Hailing Sharma as both “2007: #T20WorldCup hero” and “2020: Real world hero”, ICC captioned the post with :“In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India’s Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.” Although having a sporadic international career with the men in Blue, Sharma’s rise to fame came in the final of the 2007 WT20 against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.Sharma, the team’s star all rounder, finished off the first innings with a blistering 16-ball-30, and also secured two wickets in defending the total of 157. In their 5 run victory over their rivals, Sharma picked the vital wicket of Pakistan’s run machine Misbah-ul-Haq in the final over.Sharma’s match-winning performance earned him praise all over the country, and especially from Government of Haryana, which helped him land a job with the Haryana Police.The Chennai Super Kings star enjoyed a lengthy career in domestic cricket with Haryana cricket team, and following his retirement in 2017, Sharma is now a Deputy Superintendent Of Police.Till date, there has already been over 1000 positive Coronavirus cases in India, with 24 deaths.Also read-Read which Indian cricketer just donated Rs 52 Lahks for the fight against CoronvirusAthletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics will retain their spots in 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Little Silver Shopping Center To Get A Facelift

first_imgBy Jenna O’DonnellLITTLE SILVER – Plans to turn the borough’s dated Acme-anchored shopping center into a more modern and pedestrian-friendly downtown hub will soon be under way with a major makeover this summer.The busy plaza sees a steady stream of cars on a regular business day, but its meandering parking lot, subdued lighting and limited sidewalks aren’t currently optimal for pedestrians or cyclists looking to move between its shops. The parking lot is a key item that Ben Lucarelli hopes to change. Lucarelli is Fair Haven’s mayor, as well as a principle in Markham Prospect Associates, LLC, the company that owns the complex. He said the current look and layout had been largely unchanged since the shopping center was built in the late 1950s, and it shows.“We want to make the property more open and inviting for people to stay and congregate,” Lucarelli said. “We are really looking forward to turning this into a focal point for the community.”Plans for shopping center at 507 Prospect Ave. include updates to the façade of the buildings, a major reconfiguring of the parking lot, and landscaping work. The application seeks a number of variances to allow for a larger LED-illuminated sign to replace the current freestanding sign, and changes to the parking lot layout, as well as increasing the number of parking spaces from 169 to 195. The renovation plans incorporate both sides of Prospect Avenue with design elements intended to tie the two separate shopping areas together.Little Silver Acme’s outdated look and confusing parking lot will soon be a thing of the past. Photo courtesy of Jenna O’Donnell“What we’re shooting for has a Jersey Shore feel.” Lucarelli said. “We’ll soften up some of the hard spots and make more soft spaces.”Small business owners at the plaza said they were looking forward to the update.“I’m excited about the new look,” said John Sommers, owner of Olivia’s Trattoria & Artisan Pizza. He hoped that more pedestrians and cyclists at the shopping center would mean more hungry people stopping in for a slice or a sandwich. “I think it’s going to be good for my business,” he added.A few doors down, Craig Smith, who owns Pet’s General Store with his wife Kathleen, said he was happy with Lucarelli’s plans.“It definitely needs an update,” Smith said. “So we’re looking forward to it. It’ll be very nice when it’s done.”Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff said planners were supportive of the improvements being made in such a visible part of town.“We are really happy with the owners,” Neff said.Lucarelli presented plans to the Little Silver Planning Board in April and will seek final approval at the May 18 meeting. Once approved, Lucarelli said work should start within the next four weeks and be finished in time for Labor Day.“Hopefully on a nice, hot summer night kids will ride their bikes into town, get an ice cream or some dinner and then ride back home,” Lucarelli said. “The idea is to create a clean, inviting and well-lit place for people to congregate.”Correction: This story was updated on May 16. Under the proposal, the number of proposed parking spaces will increase, not decrease. Presently there are 169, and the applicant would like to create 195.last_img read more

Former Leaf Nick Newman all smiles after Brooks Bandits win RBC Cup

first_imgNick Newman has seen a lot since heading north of the 49th parallel to pursue his junior hockey career.However, Sunday in Summerside, PEI, the former Nelson Leafs center got to experience the feeling of winning a Canadian National Championship after the Brooks Bandits won the 2013 RBC Cup with a 3-1 victory over host Summerside Western Capitals.Newman and the Bandits become the eighth team from the Alberta Junior Hockey League to win Canada’s National Junior A Championship, and the first to do it since the Camrose Kodiaks won their lone national title in 2001. Newman, who spent the 2011-12 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with Nelson where he led the Leafs in scoring after arriving during training camp via the Vernon Vipers of the B.C. Hockey League, joined Brooks this season scoring 10 goals and seven assists in 52 games.Newman, the oldest of two sons of Tina and David Newman of Saugus, California, scored once in 12 playoff games for Brooks.The 6’1, 185-pound 19-year-old forward joins a handful of other Nelson Leaf graduates to achieve success after leaving the Heritage City.Leaf rookie of the year Dylan Walchuk won the RBC Cup playing for Vernon Vipers in 2009 and 2010 while Geoff Kinrade captured the 2011 Calder Cup playing for Binghamton in 2011 and recently the 2013 Swiss League title as a member of Bern.Goalie Grant Rollheiser won a NCAA National Championship playing for Boston University while Nelson Minor Hockey defenceman Isaac MacLeod helped Boston College win the NCAA title in 2012.Bruno Campese helped Portland win the Memorial Cup in 1983 as a member of the Portland Winterhawks.last_img read more

Hawks edge Leafs 2-1 to close in on Murdoch Division leaders

first_imgBeaver Valley opened the scoring in the first period when Bradley Ross beat Quinn Yeager in the Nelson nets 14 minutes into the frame.The visitors doubled the lead in the second when Aidan Browell scored less than two minutes into the period.Beaver Valley maintained its lead until Logan Wullum gave Nelson some life with a shorthanded tally early in the third period.Nelson pressed for the equalizer, out shooting Beaver Valley 8-6 in the period but was unable to score on 6’3” netminder Owen Sikkes in the Hawks net.Beaver Valley out shot Nelson 24-20 in the contest.Both teams return to the ice Saturday.Beaver Valley hosts Golden Rockets while Spokane Braves pay a visit to the NDCC Arena to face the Leafs.In other Murdoch action, Fernie travels to Castlegar and Kimberley is in Grand Forks to face the Bruins. It appears there’s not a lot to choose from between the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch rivals played another tight contest Friday night in the Heritage City, this time Beaver Valley coming out on top with a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory at the NDCC Arena.The two clubs opened the season with the Leafs escaping with a 1-0 win — both games were played in Nelson.The victory moves the Hawks to within two points of the Murdoch Division-leading Leafs, which saw an end to a four-game winning streak.Nelson, dropping its second game of the season, is currently tied for top spot with the Grand Fork Border Bruins.The Bruins scored three times in the third period to outlast Golden 7-4.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2016

first_img-30- FINISH LINES: Art Sherman had California Chrome out for a 5:30 jog Saturday morning. “He was so full of himself,” the trainer said, “I could hardly get him back to the barn.” . . . Former top jockey Ray Sibille, winner of more than 4,000 career races, including the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Turf with Great Communicator, will present a trophy to the winning connections of today’s Unzip Me Stakes . . . Fans can meet and greet Santa Anita’s jockeys Sunday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. outside the jockeys’ room where riders will autograph full color posters of the colony free to those with paid admission, while supplies last . . . Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin is set to work six furlongs Sunday as the son of Kodiak Kowboy owned by Tarabilla Farms prepares for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5 under the guidance of trainer David Hofmans, who won the 1996 Classic with longshot Alphabet Soup . . . R Sunday Surprise, who ran last at 4-1 in Friday’s seventh race, is a full sister to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome. The two-year-old chestnut filly is by Lucky Pulpit out of Love the Chase and was bred by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, who also bred California Chrome . . . Santa Anita presents another of its popular bargain days on Monday, Oct. 10, Columbus Day, when beers, hot dogs and sodas will be on sale for just a buck on Dollar Day . . . You “Auto” Know Better: Goseecal, a two-year-old filly that ran third in Friday’s seventh race, is trained by Vladimir Cerin for principal clients David and Holly Wilson, owners of several major Toyota dealerships in Southern California. Goseecal, as any veteran Southland resident should know, has been the long-time commercial catch phrase of rival Ford auto dealer Cal Worthington, who became a cult celebrity before he died in September of 2013. Goseecal was sired by Cowboy Cal. SWEET SIGNS FOR ASHLEYLUVSSUGARCHROME RARIN’ TO GO AFTER JOGGINGJOCKEYS’ POSTER SIGNING ON SUNDAYMELATONIN TO WORK FOR BC CLASSICPOPULAR DOLLAR DAY MONDAY, OCT. 10center_img FAVORABLE JOHN HENRY SCENARIO FOR ASHLEYLUVSSUGAROn paper, Ashleyluvssugar has much going for him Sunday in the Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on turf: a favorable pace scenario, a tendency to put together back-to-back victories; and a fondness for Santa Anita’s turf course, having won three of five starts over the layout.The five-year-old California-bred son of Game Plan won three straight at Santa Anita from Feb. 5 through May 24, including the San Luis Rey and the Charles Whittingham, both Grade II stakes.“He’s won at a mile and a quarter and won at a mile and a half,” pointed out Peter Eurton, who trains the bay gelding for Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC. “If there’s pace for him to run at, it’s OK, if there isn’t, he makes his own as he did at Del Mar.”Eurton was referring to the Grade II Del Mar Handicap on turf Aug. 20 which Ashleyluvssugar won by a nose after leading virtually throughout the 1 3/8-mile race.“We just don’t know what kind of (grass) surface this is going to be, being recently renovated, whether it will favor speed or closers,” Eurton said.“At Del Mar, I think it was pretty fair. We had three races down the hill on Friday, and I think everybody will be on the conservative side since we don’t know what to expect.”The field for the John Henry, race six of nine: El Huerfano, Martin Pedroza, 20-1; Wanstead Gardens, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Flamboyant, Mike Smith, 5-1; Ralis, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens, 3-1; Metaboss, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Messi, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Twentytwentyvision, Flavien Prat, 6-1; and Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 12-1.last_img read more

SAN PASQUAL STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY JANUARY 1, 2017

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “The track has been playing fast since earlier today. I knew I had to put my horse on the lead. I needed a good start and when I put him on the lead I felt the pressure right away. Dalmore was right next to me, chasing me the whole way. I kept him on the lead but tried to give him a breather at the half-mile pole. At the three-eighths I knew he would keep running. He loves to be on the lead and he always gives me something else.” TRAINER QUOTES TYLER BAZE, ACCELERATE, SECOND: “He’s going to be a super horse, I really mean that. I think John’s going to try blinkers next time and we’ll try to get him into the race a little sooner. He’s going to be a special horse.”center_img PHIL D’AMATO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “I thought he would love the surface. They were going fast. I saw forty-five and 1:08 and change but he dug in there gamely and held them off today.“We were going to the lead, whether Arrogate was in or not. Rafael followed the game plan. We thought Accelerate would be the one pressing us, not Dalmore, but it still worked out and he maintained through some grueling fractions and he showed his class in the stretch.“Obviously, Arrogate scratching improved our chances of winning today. In my eyes, that horse is the Horse of the Year. At the same time, there’s a bit of you that wants to test your horse against the best and see where you stand but I’m very happy with my horse’s performance.” NOTES: The winning owners are Alex Venneri of La Canada, CA, who races as Venneri Racing, Inc. and Little Red Feather Racing.last_img read more