Saint Martin’s To Host Poetry Reading By Bruce Beasley

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martins UniversityLACEY, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University will welcome award-winning poet Bruce Beasley for a reading from his latest poetry collection, Theophobia, beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Benedictine Reading Room of O’Grady Library on Saint Martin’s Lacey campus, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE. The event is free and open to the public.Beasley, an English professor at Western Washington University and the author of seven collections of poems, will also lead a discussion about the steps involved in the process of writing.“Student writers from throughout the community, even if they are not poets, can learn useful tips from Professor Beasley on how to put their ideas onto paper, and then organize them into a full creative work ready for publication,” says Tannia King, president of Saint Martin’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.As a Catholic institution in the Benedictine tradition, Saint Martin’s is the perfect setting for a reading by Beasley, who is well known as a Catholic poet, according to Jamie Olson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and faculty sponsor for Sigma Tau Delta.“The ornate yet vigorous language of Beasley’s poetry has always been driven by his engagement with the world of ideas,” Olson says. “His continued emphasis on the Christian intellectual tradition is something that should resonate deeply with our community.”Calling Beasley a profound thinker and moving writer, Olson adds the English Department is excited about his visit.Beasley’s previous collection, Lord Brain, an extended meditation on neuroscience, cosmology, theology and language, won the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series Award in 2005. Beasley also won the 1996 Colorado Prize for Poetry and the 1994 Ohio State University Press/Journal Award. He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Artist Trust of Washington, as well as three Pushcart Prizes in poetry. Beasley’s work appears in The Pushcart Book of Poetry: The Best Poems from the First Thirty Years of the Pushcart Prize, as well as other major anthologies. His poems appear widely in journals that include The Kenyon Review, Southern Review, New American Writing and Virginia Quarterly Review.Beasley’s appearance at Saint Martin’s University is sponsored by the English Department, the Saint Martin’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the University’s Learning and Writing Center, and the O’Grady Library.Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at Facebook3Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Sweat Socially: Capitol to Bay Relay Offers Team Challenges for a…

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Capitol the Bay Relay Let the training begin for the Capitol to Bay Relay taking place Saturday, August 6. Sanctioned as an adventure race by the United States Adventure Race Association, Capitol to Bay Relayers can participate solo, but are encouraged to complete in tandem or with a team.The course begins in Capitol State Forest and ends in downtown Olympia totaling 37 miles of the region’s mountains, waterways and prairies.  Formerly known as the Olympia Traverse, Capitol to Bay Relay began in 2010 and is now in its second year under its new name.“Our beneficiary – PARC Foundation of Olympia – is focused on quality of life through preservation of culture and environment, so it’s only natural that the race highlights such a variety of the region’s amenities,” said Chris Potvin, race director of the Capitol to Bay Relay. “From craft beer at the finish line to the mountains, Puget Sound and charm of downtown Olympia – this race has it all.”The five-leg relay begins with a 7.4-mile mountain biking climb through Capitol Forest followed by a 22-mile road bike adventure from the trailhead through Evergreen College campus and further south into downtown Olympia. The 3.5-mile paddle begins at Budd Inlet in the shadow of the Capitol Building before meeting the 3.4 road running course at Swantown Marina. The half mile team trek brings racers together to walk, run or skip to the finish in a quick urban trek across downtown Olympia. The race ends at Olympia Brew Fest so thirsty competitors can toast their opponents while enjoying a frosty pint and Thurston County’s passion for craft brewing.The adventure kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at Mima Falls Trailhead in Capitol State Forest. For more information, training tips, lodging information or to register visit Make a weekend of it and enjoy 15 percent off the best available rate at the Governor Hotel. The Capitol to Bay Relay is organized as a benefit for the PARC Foundation of Thurston County, which is dedicated to preserving the vital green spaces of our natural surroundings, expanding and supporting works of art and artists in the community. For more information visit to Bay Relay’s presenting sponsor is the Squaxin Island Tribe, in addition to The City of Olympia, Nicholson & Associates Insurance, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, Three Magnets Brewing Co., Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Thurston County Chamber, South Sound Physical & Hand Therapy and the Port of Olympia.last_img read more

2018 Thurston County Fair Call for Vendors

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Fair OfficeWhether you sell clothing or crafts, tools and gadgets for home and garden, or toys and trinkets that are just plain fun, the 2018 Thurston County Fair has the perfect place for vendors of all kinds to get noticed and get customers.Vendors throughout the South Sound are invited to reserve a booth at this year’s fair, which begins Wednesday, August 1, and runs through Sunday, August 5.A booth at the Thurston County Fair is a great investment for any vendor, with more than 30,000 fairgoers enjoying the sun and fun of Thurston County’s signature summer event each year.  Local South Sound growers, artisans, and business owners can get the best bang for their marketing buck with a booth at the fair where vendors can talk directly with customers and make sales on the spot.Spaces throughout the fairgrounds are available, including inside, covered and uncovered outdoor, and those reserved for food concessions. Electrical and water hook-ups are also available. Contact the Thurston County Fair Office to find the best booth to fit your needs.For more information on the 2018 Thurston County Fair and to apply for a vendor booth or food concession space, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at 360-786-5453 or visit“Have an ‘Egg-citing’ time at the Thurston County Fair!”August 1-5, 2018last_img read more

Yogeshwar Dutt joins BJP ahead of Haryana Polls

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@DuttYogi)/ANIAdvertisement 80hjaNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbnkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekls4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 25Would you ever consider trying this?😱i7Can your students do this? 🌚3pevRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yogeshwar Dutt, the Olympic and Commonwealth medal winner is now confirmed to be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, just a month ahead of the Haryana Legislative Assembly election to be held in 21st October, where he is likely to be a candidate.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@DuttYogi)/ANIYogeshwar met the BJP Haryana state unit president Subhash Barala on Wednesday, who recently confirmed that the 36 year old,  who previously worked as an officer for the Haryana Police, has resigned.“Yogeshwar Dutt met with senior BJP leaders at the party HQ today. He will resign from the government service and then join the party,” Barala said, according to NDTV.Advertisement Dutt, who hails from Gohana, a city in Haryana’s Sonipat district, won the Bronze medal in the 60 kg category at 2012 Summer Olympics held in London. He also secured a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow, where he competed in men’s 65 kg freestyle category. He was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2013.“I want to serve the people. I’ve been influenced by Modji and hence I decided to join BJP. I’ve been following him for a long time. It’s important to come forward to do good work, including sportspersons. I’m happy to be part of this family,” Yogeshwar was quoted saying after joining the saffron party.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: Sadio is always ready to provide an assist- even off the field

first_imgImage Courtesy: eufiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4sWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8faorie( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) i1anfWould you ever consider trying this?😱6d2Can your students do this? 🌚4npRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool FC has been blooming under Jürgen Klopp. Lifting the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League trophy, and already 8 points ahead of second place Leicester City in the EPL table- the Reds are reclaiming their glory. Their star Sadio Mané is an undisputed benefactor in the club, and the winger has shown applaudable altruism that will touch your heart.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Journalist Saddick Adams posted a video on his Twitter where the Senegalese international was seen lending a helping hand to a kitman. Check out the clip below-Mané, who is presently out on international duty for Senegal in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, was caught on camera assisting a team staff to carry water bottles from the team bus. The 27 year old got off from the bus and casually picked up packages of bottles packets and took them inside. Very generous gesture.This is not the first time the Reds attacker showed his humble nature, and it won’t surely be the last. Back in 2018, he was seen cleaning the toilets at a local Mosque. He also made a donation $280,000 to help build a modern two storey secondary school in Bambaly, his mother’s hometown, in Senegal.The former Red Bull Salzburg and Southampton arrived at Anfield in 2016, and has become an integral part of Klopp’s star studded lineup, netting in 52 goals and completing 24 successful assists. Advertisementlast_img read more

Beaches Are In Great Shape, But Beware Of Riptides

first_imgWilliams said organizations are also trying to tackle the stigma that only out-of-state swimmers get caught in rip currents. With the high volume of beach replenishments since Sandy, beaches that locals are historically familiar with may have drastically changed.“It takes these beaches a while to get to equilibrium,” said Williams. “Some areas are faster and some take a longer time. Always be vigilant, even if it’s not a place that you’ve ever seen rip currents at.” THE ‘FOUR’EASTER’ By Jay Cook |ASBURY PARK – New Jersey’s beaches may be in the best shape since Super Storm Sandy ravaged the coast in 2012, but a virtually invisible threat continues to kill unsuspecting and inexperienced swimmers.Last summer, a record eight people across New Jersey drowned after being swept up in rip currents – the powerful water currents pulling away from the shorelines and out into the oceans – since the National Weather Service began tracking the related deaths in 1998. About 20 more fatalities last summer were also attributed to people swimming at beaches either after hours or when lifeguards weren’t present.It’s a menacing trend one local Sandy Hook-based organization is looking to halt.“It’s a shame,” said Claire Antonucci, executive director of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC). “The water quality is great, the beaches are in great shape and then you have something like that happen, and it’s tough.” Remember that stretch of March where the Shore was seemingly beaten weekly with storms one after another?That weather event has since been titled the March 2018 “Four’easter,” said Jon K. Miller, Ph.D., a NJSGC processes specialist and research associate professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. The biggest of those storms was rated as the 27th biggest storm in the last 35 years, but the cumulative four storms ranked as the fifth-highest storm in that same time frame, Miller said.“We were fortunate that the wave heights during these nor’easters were not terribly large,” added Miller. “It had to do with the nature of the storms coming more over the land than over the sea.” Other than that month of blustery winds and constant rain, New Jersey beaches fared rather well, Miller said. The Four’easter caused some late beach erosion, meaning the sandbars which typically form off the shore will stay intact until July when that sand is pushed back to the beaches. Testing the water quality at New Jersey beaches has been a common practice since 1974, and if last year’s results are any indicator, the Garden State has been a standout student, said Catherine R. McCabe, acting commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).At the 16th annual State of the Shore event last week in Asbury Park, executive director of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Claire Antonucci, left, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acting commissioner Catherine R. McCabe answered questions about the state of the beaches. Photo by Jay CookOf the 221 beaches tested last year from mid-May through mid-September, 97 percent of the results came back within the acceptable threshold of 104 colonies of Enterococci bacteria per 100 milliliters. That’s the same bacteria found in fecal matter.“I am proud to say and very happy to say once again, one more time, that the quality of our coastal waters is excellent,” said McCabe. “You can all feel safe going to the beach.”Locally, beaches in Highlands – Miller Street and Robert D. Wilson Community Center – and Middletown – Ideal Beach – experienced a handful of shutdowns last year. At one point, Highlands officials voluntarily closed the beaches as they investigated, and found, sources of pollution.“We don’t expect right now nor are aware of any situations of any infrastructure issues, but that’s why we do the testing every Monday,” Bruce Friedman, director of water monitoring and standards with the DEP, said of Highlands’ situation.This article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. “I think a lot of it is common sense,” said Williams, who works with NJSGC. “Be aware that rip currents exist, be aware that they’re out there. Swim with the lifeguard because they’re going to save you.” WATER QUALITY GETS AN ‘A’ After last summer’s high number of beach-related deaths, Antonucci and her team decided to broaden their awareness and education campaigns. For the past 20 years, NJSGC has used grants to supply every municipality along the coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May with rip current awareness signs, posted at all open beaches. This year, for the first time, those signs have been translated to Spanish, said Amy Williams, a post-doctoral associate and coastal ecologist at Davidson Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology.Williams has also traveled the state, visiting classrooms and libraries to educate elementary aged beachgoers about the dangers associated with rip currents.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers

first_imgTo help with the charge Mallard’s Source For Sports selects the LVR Junior Bombers as Team of the Week.The team includes, back row, L-R, assistant coach Ghez Naka, Sydney Zondervan, Lara Lammers, Marley Watt, Devyn Parker(C), Jayden Roch and coach Val Gibson.Middle Mariah Sopow, Erica Augsten, Korynn Weber,Kyley Mirva and Savanna Dawson. Front, Sabine Stroich, Lynnea Carr(C), Abby Cowan and Brynn Forsey. The staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports look no farther than the Fairview campus of L.V. Rogers High School and the Junior Bombers Basketball squad for the latest edition of Team of the Week.The Bombers have been busy building confidence for the final push at the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s title.last_img read more

Team Wilderness tops 2011 Raid the North Extreme

first_imgTeam Wilderness was clearly the cream of the crop at the 2011 Raid the North Extreme.The Canadian/New Zealand squad (team captain Bob Miller and Jakob Van Dorp of Ontario and Sarah Fairmaid and Gordon Blythen of New Zealand) dominated the field to capture bragging rights when the race finished Sunday in Trail.Team Wilderness received their first-place hardware during an award’s banquet Sunday at the Riverbell Restaurant in Trail.The second-place finisher was Wild Rose, consisting of captain Mike Brown and Veronica Jarlehag of Calgary, Bart Jarmula of Revelstoke and Cranbrook’s James Hielman.The DART-Nuun-Sportmulti from the United States — team captain Cyril Jay-Rayon of Los Angeles, Matt Hayes of Port Orchard, Wash., Mari Chandler of Zephyr Cove, Nev., and Aaron Rinnm of Redmond, Wash. — took the bronze medal edging out the Canadian team Atmosphere MOMAR.Atmosphere MOMAR consists of captain Pete Cameron and Leanne Mueller of Bolton, Ont., James Galipeau of Ottawa and Jean-Yves Dionne of Gatineau, Que.Raid the North Extreme is a six-day, non-stop expedition race, featuring four-person co-ed teams from around the world.The goal is to navigate more than 500-kilometres of unmarked terrain through the Selkirk, Purcell and Monashee mountains. Teams faced extreme challenges including a rugged wilderness, team dynamics, sleep deprivation and gear failure as they bike, trek, paddle and use ropes to navigate their way to the finish line in Trail Sunday.The race started the race Sunday in Meadow Creek, north of Kaslo.A handful of teams did not finish the race, including Kootenay Kaos of Nelson. Kootenay Kaos consist of Team Kootenay Kaos consists of captain Nelson Rocha, Sasha Kalabis, Dustin Eagleston and Vince Hempsall.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Capital One Rocks and Rings ready to take flight in Nelson schools

first_imgAnyone that take to the ice at the Nelson Curling Club realizes first hand there’s a lot more to the sport than tossing a rock down a sheet of ice.Which is why the Capital One Rocks and Rings program was launched last year. The program, designed for elementary students, gives prospective curling is a fun introduction to the sport.Under the guidance of our junior instructors and certified coaches Chris Haynes and Alex Breen, the 40-minute session uses a combination of drills, skills and fun to introduce the sport to students in an off-ice environment.Students eager to push the curling envelope a little farther can then sign up for on-ice instruction during their respective school’s their winter activities program or by joining the after school Junior league at the Nelson Curling Club.Leagues at the Nelson Curling Club begin in October.For more information contact or visit www.nelsoncurling.comsports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

GFI: Grand Forks to be taken by the Storm

first_imgThe Storm have enjoyed success internationally beyond Grand Forks. In 2009 they travelled to the Dominican Republic to play their professional teams in Winter-League competition and won three out of four games. They also travelled to Cuba in 2003 and became the first international team to beat Cuba at home in 17 years. The team has a remarkable winning percentage of .797 and at least 100 professional players have been part of the organization.In 2007 Leiderman launched another highly effective venture, the Junior Storm Travel Baseball Program. It has quickly developed into one of the most successful youth baseball organizations in the Long Island/New York Metro area with over 16 teams ranging in ages from 8 to 18. He says, “The Storm organization is all about the kids and our goal is to make every individual the best player and person he/she can be.”Beyond baseball, Mike Leiderman runs the Atlantic Group in Manhattan, a commercial furniture distributor which he owns and founded. He is regarded as one of the most influential and respected business furniture experts in America.  Jim Rose, the president of the Long Island Stan Musial Baseball League in describing the Storm said, “They are the New York Yankees of amateur baseball.” The GFI organizing committee is excited to announce that this outstanding baseball team from the Big Apple, on the occasion of their 25th anniversary year, have accepted an invitation to compete in the 2012 tournament.So “start spreading the news and plan to be part of it”, the Storm will be back to once again play ball at beautiful James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks. To slightly paraphrase the lyrics of that popular song from the late 1970s, New York, New York, “Start spreading the news, they are leaving soon, I want to be part of it, New York, New York.”The New York Storm will be making their first appearance at the Grand Forks International (GFI) since 2005. This organization was founded in 1987 by Mike Leiderman, and he continues to be the owner and manager of one of the most successful semi-professional baseball programs in the United States.His teams have won 43 national tournaments and 11 national championships in addition to capturing the 2005 title at the GFI. A year after their win in Grand Forks they added the coveted Stan Musial World Series crown to their long list of achievements on the baseball diamond.last_img read more