Facebook4Tweet0Pin0 Some Moms want breakfast in bed followed by an awesome round of slots. Other moms want a quiet, relaxing day at the spa. Still other moms prefer a date night with hubby with great food, lively music, and big payouts in the casino.Whatever your Mom has at the top of her list, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is ready to provide it during Mother’s Day weekend.Take Mom to play her favorite table game. On Friday and Sunday, play the promotions for a chance to win up to $10,000. Just last month, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino awarded a lucky player $80,000. Wouldn’t that rock Mom’s special day?For the spa-loving Moms, luxuriate in a gorgeous hotel room. Then spend time at the nurturing day spa. Professional massage therapists provide relaxing treatments. Treat Mom to a marine hydration spa special for two hours of bliss.Enjoy a delightful meal in the casino’s award winning restaurants. After a tasty meal, play in the casino. According to Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, their slots pay out higher than any other area casino.On Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, the fun-loving Mom will enjoy the Silver Sizzles Revue. A cast all over the age of 50 is sure to entertain and delight the crowds in a Vegas-style revue. Think glamour, glitz and feathers. The performers costumes, exciting dance productions, great songs and hilarious comedy will get the entire audience involved.Kim Archer is performing on Friday and Saturday night during Mother’s Day weekend. The band describes its music as “old school soul, funk and classic rock with sultry blue and original ballads.” Enjoy live music by Kim Archer in the Ocean Lounge.Whatever way you choose to treat Mom, Quinault Beach Resort & Casino is the place to be. It’s still fine to gather photos from the customer/organization – this is just another option if you wanted to snap your own shots.Quinault Beach Resort & Casino78 State Route 115Ocean Shores, WA 98569888.461.2214
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Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for two vacancies on the Planning Commission. One position must be filled by a resident who lives in the City limits. The second position can be filled by a resident who lives in the City limits or within the Lacey Urban Growth Area. The vacancies are open until filled.The 9-member Lacey Planning Commission develops recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey and areas outside of the city that may seek annexation. The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at Lacey City Hall.For more information, or to get an application, contact Livia Romero at 360-413-4387 or LRomero@ci.lacey.wa.us. You can also download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us. Please submit a letter of interest and resume with your application.
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By John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Trinity Hall, a private religious, secondary school for girls, which has been in a lengthy legal battle to construct a permanent campus here, offered a bid for a building and property at the former Fort Monmouth installation.However, it’s unclear whether the site would be the temporary or permanent headquarters for the school or just a satellite. They are currently temporarily housed at Croydon Hall.Rachel Goemaat, a spokeswoman for the state Economic Development Authority (EDA), said last week Trinity Hall submitted its request to offer to purchase the Child Development Center, a childcare facility, located in Tinton Falls.“Negotiations with the leading proposer are ongoing,” Goemaat said; staffers from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) plan to make their recommendations for this and other proposals for other fort properties at an upcoming FMERA public meeting, possibly as soon as next Wednesday, Oct. 21.Goemaat would not say who the “leading proposer” is and would not reveal the other two proposers.FMERA has received three separate proposals for the child development center. The amount of the bid is not a matter of public record, Goemaat said.The child development center is a nearly 20,000 square-foot facility located off of Corregidor Road on the fort grounds, on a 7.4-acre property with a playground.The fort property redevelopment plan initially envisioned the location to continue to be used as a child development center. However, the request for proposals indicated it would consider other commercial uses, such as business offices or technology purposes, according to information provided by the EDA.Repeated attempts to secure a comment from representatives from Trinity Hall were unsuccessful by press time on Wednesday.It’s uncertain if any move would be a temporary one and what this means for the school’s future plans and its efforts to construct its permanent campus on Chapel Hill Road. When the school again won approval from the township planning board in July, Victoria Gmelich, the school’s co-founder and board of trustees member, said, “We’re ready to break ground” on the Chapel Hill Road site and commence construction.Trinity Hall is an independently operated high school and offers a college preparatory and Catholic-based educational curriculum for girls and has been leasing space at the township-owned Croydon Hall, in the Leonardo section.The school had been planning to construct its facility on about 37 acres of an approximately 64-acre undeveloped and largely wooded property on Chapel Hill Road in the area of Kings Highway East. Its plan was to build a facility that could eventually accommodate 500 students.Some area residents have been waging a determined battle against the school’s plans. Objectors maintain the use is too intense for the largely residential area and poses environmental and traffic safety concerns. Area homeowners took their battle – which at times got quite contentious – to Superior Court looking to overturn local approvals.Following July’s planning board approval, Ron Gasiorowski, the objectors’ lawyer, said there were two continuing lawsuits and possibly a third forth coming opposing the development.Gasiorowski did not return calls to his Red Bank office this week seeking comment for this story.Trinity Hall’s development application was before the planning board on three separate occasions. Initially the local board denied the application with a judge remanding it back to the board after the school appealed, with the judge striking down a portion of a local zoning ordinance.On the second occasion, the board approved the plan, with the judge again remanding it, ruling the board acted improperly by not allowing additional public comment during the hearing. On the third hearing, the board again approved the plan but residents said they would continue the legal fight opposing it.School supporters have insisted the use would be a much less intense use than the alternative. The property had previously been approved for development for 20 single-family homes.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) was established after the U.S. Department of Defense closed the 90-year-old Army base in September 2011. The authority is charged with redeveloping the fort’s 1,126 acres of Tinton Falls, Eatontown and Oceanport property for the economic benefit of the region and state.
RED BANK — It was planned in a rush last Saturday evening as events were continuing in real time, with the vigil for peace becoming a near-spontaneous outpouring of passion, voicing opposition and anecdotes to the day’s violence.The hastily convened vigil conducted on Aug. 12 at Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, attracted between 100 to 150 people. The crowd included Borough Council members Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, candidates for various races, clergy members, and many from the surrounding communities who were motivated to express their concern over the events earlier in the day in Charlottesville, Virginia.There, members of various white supremacist and anti-government groups marched and clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a confederate Civil War general. The demonstration, labeled the “Unite the Right” rally, conducted by what is often described as “alt-right” groups, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, anti-government groups and others expressing support for what they deem “white culture,” offered blatant racist and hate rhetoric.The violence there led to the death of one woman who was struck by a car driven into a crowd earlier on Saturday; two Virginia State Police troopers also died when the helicopter they were flying in to monitor the crowds crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the melee, various media outlets reported.“So much hate has been unleashed,” said the Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst, minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, in Lincroft.But this gathering was for a different reason, she announced. “We are here to say ‘no’ to hate,” Jarocha-Ernst said. “We are here to say ‘no’ to racism.”“May we find a way to end this,” was Jarocha-Ernst’s wish.Red Bank resident Kate Triggiano, who is the co-chair of the Monmouth County Young Progressives Committee and has been active on a number of progressive and liberal political fronts, said she was watching in dismay as the day’s events unfolded on cable TV news. She said she had started to receive calls from friends asking about getting something together in response. “We knew we had to do something, we wanted to do something,” Triggiano said. She explained she began spreading the word through social media, with others on Facebook continuing the thread, with the crowd convening about 8 p.m.The group on hand sang hymns and offered their observations concerning the day’s events.Despite what motivated it, “This is magnificent,” said the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, looking at the peaceful crowd. Caldwell, a self-described civil rights advocate, said he had participated in the Freedom Summer, when he and others traveled to the South in 1964 to help register African-Americans to vote – facing violence and intimidation by groups like the KKK. “So, I’ve been around a whole lot,” and have seen violence of this type before, he said. “It seems to me in the U.S.A. there are some people who have a problem with people of color,” he added.“It’s time to be angry,” said Rabbi Marc Kline of the Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls. “It’s time to be angry enough to do something” about the “ignorance that reigns and reigns supreme,” he continued.“Today it is time to stand together,” and to let voices be heard, Kline said. “We have to take this moment to start making phone calls, writing letters,” he advised.“We are on the side of America. We are on the side of freedom. We are on the side of justice,” said Sue Fulton, who was last year’s Democratic candidate for Monmouth County freeholder. “I say we have to remember what side we are on.”Fulton and others criticized President Donald Trump, seeing his comments in response to the day’s events inadequate and tepid. “He didn’t condemn anything,” Fulton said.Trump on Monday offered a more direct condemnation of the various groups after being disparaged from many corners, including from fellow Republicans. In his comments, he called the groups “repugnant.”On Tuesday, however, Trump seemed to reverse himself, telling reporters “both sides” were to blame for the weekend’s violence, unleashing another round of criticism for the president’s views.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Nelson Killbillies was the other local team entered in the tournament.Ten teams from as far away as Calgary and Vancouver traveled to the Heritage City for the tournament.Ultimate is a sport played with a flying disc.The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in professional football.Players may not run with the disc, and may only move one foot (pivot) while holding the disc.The Nelson Ultimate League plays Thursday and Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch. Vancouver’s Sole Survivor got the best of Nelson Home Grown 13-5 to capture the Disc Break Ultimate tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.It’s the first time since 2003 the Nelson Ultimate League hosted a tournament.Sole Survivor pulled away from the host club in the second half after Home Grown managed to keep pace with the Lower Mainland side.
Kyle Dolley, with Aaron Dunlap serving a four-minute spearing penalty, and Tucker Brown scored before the period ended to pull the Brins to within one goal before the period ended.The teams traded goals in the second — Wellman with this second and Michael Rand replying for the Bruins.In the third Vlanich scored his first of two before Max Newtown made the score 5-4.After Vlanich scored into an empty net, Dolly made the game a little interesting with a marker at the 19:52 mark.Tyler Moffat was once again in goal to register the win as Nelson search for a replacement for Adam Maida, lost to the team due to a knee injury.Nelson remains on top of the Murdoch Division with a 10-0-1-1 record.The Bruins fall to 6-6-1-0 and sit fourth in Murdoch standings.ICE CHIPS: Jamie Vlanich (10-19-29) finished the game with six points to move into second spot in KIJHL scoring race, one point behind Nick Josephs of Kelowna. Teammate Travis Wellan (19-7-26) is tied for third. . . . Nelson netminder Tyler Moffat leads the KIJHL in wins with eight. Moffat, who played the last two seasons in Creston, is fifth overall in goalies with a .906 save percentage. . . .Jackson Purvis (9-15-24) of Grand Forks is tied for fifth in KIJHL scoring. . . .Nelson takes to the road for a three-game swing through the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference with stops in Armstrong (Friday), Kelowna (Saturday) and Summerland (Sunday). . . .Next up for Grand Forks is a home date Saturday against Castlegar Rebels. The Nelson Leafs ran its record to a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League high ten games by outlasting the Grand Forks Border Bruins 6-5 Saturday night in the Boundary City.Jamie Vlanich’s second goal of the game, into an empty net, proved to be the winner as Nelson held off the vastly improved Bruins.The win came on the heels of an amazing comeback Friday against Beaver Valley. Nelson trailed 4-0 entering the third period before rallying for a 6-4 victory.The Leafs led from start to finish, opening up a 3-0 lead six minutes into the contest on goals by Travis Wellman, Brandon Sookro and Alec Wilkerson.Wilkerson’s goal was on the power play.
No-hitter — Baseball Reference reported that through 2008 there was a no-hitter pitched every 1,505.5 Major League Baseball games. There’s probably more of a chance for a golfer to knock in a hole-in-one at Granite Pointe Golf Club than an eight-ender to be counted at the Nelson Curling Club.But seeing how there’s four feet of snow at the Rosemont-based golf course, it was time for the curling club to take over the limelight.Murrey Lewis of Nelson scored the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feat Saturday during the Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel at the Heritage City club.It’s a feat so rare the odds of scoring one are nearly impossible to know.“No I didn’t realize it was a possibility until I was getting ready to throw my first rock (seventh stone),” Lewis told The Nelson Daily when asked about his accomplishment.“I still thought the opposition would take at least one rock out,” Lewis added. “He (the opposing skip) tried with his last rock, but it over curled and he just nudged it over. His rock rolled out of the house leaving me a draw for our eight.”The Curl BC website said a team from the Peace Arch Club was the 100th team in October 2013 to feature in the 8-ender gallery. But it took years for those 100 8-enders to be counted.The Peace Arch rink scored the 8-ender on October 11, 2013.The high-scoring feat is so rare, Ford of Canada used to run the “Eight-Ender Program” and register each one and then reward Canadian rinks who scored eight points in one end.The Lewis rink, including third Lori Lewis, second Bob Fortin and lead Marianne Lefley, scored the eight points in the fifth end of a 14-3 victory in the B event.The rink didn’t win the bonspiel, finishing fourth in the B event.But that didn’t seem to matter to the rink after realizing the accomplishment.“This was the first time scoring and eight-ender for my teammates and myself,” Lewis said.“Really it was after the game that it all hit home, and, yes, exciting to say the least after 25 years of curling.”An eight-ender ranks with some other improbabilities in sports and life. Hole in one — Golf Digest estimates that an average handicap player has a 12,000-to-1 odds. Struck by lightning — According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 5,000 Lotto 6/49 — According to the Lottery Corporation the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the Lotto 6/49 are 1 in 13,983,816
HUNTSVILLE – Director of Athletics Bobby Williams announced on Friday that Garrett Valis has been promoted to head coach of the Sam Houston State softball program, replacing Bob Brock who retired at the conclusion of the 2018 season.Valis becomes the ninth head coach in program history and the first since Brock took over prior to the 2002 season. He has spent the last four years as the Bearkats’ top assistant and has helped guide Sam Houston to the Southland Conference Tournament each of the past three seasons.“I have had the opportunity to watch and get to know Coach Valis over the past four years, and he epitomizes everything I was looking for in the next head coach of our softball program,” Williams said. “I am confident that he will do a great job at building upon what Coach Brock has built over the past two decades and be able to lead our program in a positive direction.”While with Sam Houston he has handled duties as recruiting coordinator and worked directly with the Bearkat hitters. This season he helped four Bearkat hitters earn postseason honors and in four years has seen 11 hitters be named all-conference.“I feel extremely blessed for this opportunity and thankful for all the people who have allowed me to be here, Coach Brock, Mr. Williams, Mrs. (Chris) Thompson, Mr. (Greg) Hinze and Dr. (Dana) Hoyt,” Valis said. “I’m also very thankful for the support my wife Angela, and our daughter Harper has given me. “I look forward to the future with the program. There is lots of experience coming back. We have been playing a lot of young kids these past few years who have been gaining valuable experience and Coach Brock has built a very good foundation for a winning program. I can’t wait to get started,” he said. Before joining Brock’s staff at Sam Houston, Valis served as the head coach for the Austin Storm Under-18 team in Austin. He also coached outfielders and assisted with hitters at Texas State in 2009 while working to complete his postgraduate degree.He played third base and outfield at Ranger College from 2002 to 2004 before transferring to the University of Texas where he completed his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2007. While at Texas he assisted with the softball team at Concordia University where he was in charge of hitting and outfielders.He was also an assistant coach for the Houston Power Under-18 Select team in 2003 and 2004.A native of Shiner, Texas, Valis comes from a family with strong softball ties. His twin sisters, Haley and Jessica, each played softball at the University of Houston. While there, Jessica earned all-America honors and multiple other postseason awards before eventually being selected to play professionally in the NPF for the Akron Racers.Valis is married to Angela Shimek Valis, also from Shiner and they have a daughter, Harper Faye, who is 10 months old.