Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council“As the Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council, we strive to be a voice for youth, examine issues of importance to Washington youth, and vocalize concerns to legislators. We also work to promote youth participation in state and municipal governments and foster long lasting relationships between state legislators, adults, and young people.” -Mission StatementThe Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is a 22-member council of 14-18 year-old students from across the state of Washington. Applications are reviewed by the Council and the final selection is conducted by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Students serve two year terms.Meetings typically take place three to six times a year in Olympia or the greater Seattle area. Students are expected to attend all Council meetings and activities. Occasionally, meetings are planned during the school week, especially during the legislative session; many students are asked to take a day off from school. Meetings are usually one day events, but there are occasional overnight meetings. Outside of the scheduled meetings, Council members are asked to continue the Council’s work by contacting legislators to advise on pending legislation, drafting letters and legislative reports, reaching out to other youth and community organizations, and participating in Council conference calls.Once the application deadline passes, select Council members hold an Application Review Committee meeting where Council members review and score each application. The Council may then choose to hold phone interviews with the finalists before making final recommendations to the Lieutenant Governor’s office.To request an application or learn more, contact the Council by emailing email@example.com
Facebook114Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Northwest Christian Private Schools If you are looking for a academically strong, Biblically based school system come to our open house on January 26 or January 27. Northwest Christian Private Schools consists of Community Christian Academy Preschool and Childcare, Community Christian Academy K-8 program, and Northwest Christian High School. All schools reside on our beautiful 14 acre campus.We have two open house options to choose from. Join us on January 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or on January 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.You can also schedule a tour of our schools at your convenience by calling us at (360) 493-2223.Our schools are all located in Lacey, Washington at 4706 Park Center Ave NE Lacey, WA 98516.The teacher to student ratio at Northwest Christian Private Schools greatly enhances the level of education that your child will receive. Volumes of research dating back to the 1960’s highlight the advantages of smaller schools.• Greater student achievement• Safe schools• Higher graduation rates and better grades• More years of college and graduate school after high school• Stronger commitment to Christian faith• Increased parental involvement• Strong science, math, and critical thinking skills’Empirical evidence also shows that the advantages of small schools stay with children throughout their educational career. Our campus has a rich tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and more.For more information about the open house call us at (360) 493-2223.Learn more about the people and programs at Northwest Christian Private Schools through the links below.The Foundation CampusNorthwest Christian’s Principal Leads with a Sense of HumorCommunity Christian Academy Preschool and ChildcareNorthwest Christian High School Helps Each Student Reach their Potential
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 LACEY, WA, April 17, 2018: The City of Lacey hosts its third annual Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Academy on Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE. This conference-style event features presentations from professionals knowledgeable in HOA legal issues, board responsibilities, dispute resolution, neighborhood disaster preparedness, and more.HOA Board Members from Lacey and Lacey Urban Growth Area neighborhoods can register for $35. Other HOA Board Members may register and attend for $45. Additional Board Members from the same association receive a $10 registration discount.For more information or to register for the HOA academy, contact Lacey Public Affairs at (360) 491-3214 or PublicAffairs@ci.lacey.wa.us. You can also get event details at ci.lacey.wa.us/HOA.
Facebook57Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Niki Ruggiero for Radiance Herbs and MassageRecently, communities around the United States celebrated Earth Day. Towns, schools, and community groups spent time picking up trash from parks, roadways, and beaches, educating people on waste reduction, and encouraging individuals and businesses to make more ecologically healthy choices. This year’s theme was End Plastic Pollution.One Olympia business considers every day Earth Day: Radiance Herbs and Massage. Part of their mission statement involves “the ethical and conscientious selection of products and services, remembering that we are all participants in sustaining planetary life.”Radiance Herbs and Massage carries more than 250 bulk products in their downtown Olympia store.To that end, Radiance has long worked diligently to live out that value in their own business practices, as well as in the products they sell. Radiance is part of the Green Power program through Puget Sound Energy. They compost all of their cardboard and paper packaging, as well as office paper products. They focus on repairing their equipment, rather than disposing of items and purchasing new. They recycle all their glass and printer ink cartridges. They purchase post-consumer waste paper products, such as toilet paper, printer paper, and paper towels. They purchase as much of their products in bulk as they can. Radiance considers these efforts, which at times are more expensive alternatives, as “investments in the environment and community.”For customers, Radiance offers many products in bulk or with reusable packaging: teas, herbs, and body care products — many of which are formulated in-house or allow for containers to be refilled! Shoppers are always encouraged to bring their own bottles to fill up. When purchasing from suppliers, Radiance prefers products in non-plastic packaging whenever possible.While these practices on the part of Radiance take more effort than standard business conventions, owners and staff believe that taking these steps is part of living the shop’s foundational values. Radiance has been recognized for these efforts by area organizations, too. In 2015, Radiance won the Green Business Award for Medium Sized Businesses from the Thurston County Chamber.Take advantage of Radiance’s environmental efforts and enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you are making wise, earth-friendly choices with your purchases every day.
Visitors with respiratory conditions or fever will not be allowed.Limit visitors to immediate family only.Visitors must be age 18 or older.All public meetings and gatherings at Providence facilities have been canceled.You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu:Clean your hands. Alcohol gel works well in most situations, but hand washing with soap and water for 20-30 seconds, should be performed after going to the bathroom, before eating, or when your hands are visibly soiled.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Then perform hand hygiene. (Putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table with germs.)Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipe.Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.Practice social distancing.Stay home when you are sick.At our Providence Medical Group Clinics, we are also taking extra precautions in light of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All primary care patient appointments are being contacted by MA/RN phone calls asking the screening questions prior to arrival. If the patient needs triage, the call is routed to a RN to triage and give recommendations. Voicemails are left if we are not able to reach the patient asking the patient to contact the centralized triage nurse prior to coming in for the appt. If patients are negative for screening but have respiratory symptoms and insists on being seen, they are instructed to mask upon entry into the clinic and to remain masked throughout the entire visit.Currently, we have two triage RNs taking calls. Any patient who calls the call center with respiratory symptoms is routed to the RN to triage. We are strongly encouraging all patients to treat symptomatically at home if possible and isolate themselves. Do not go to work sick or attend public gatherings if symptomatic.At the Providence Community Care Center, the social service hub in downtown Olympia serving the homeless population, will be closing the day room and outdoor space portion of the center, effective March 17, until further notice. After special consideration and discussion with our Thurston County Health Department, we feel it is necessary to do our part to limit public gatherings and support social distancing.Providence will continue offering mental health and medication services to the vulnerable population who a currently receiving services at the center. This service will be provided by appointment only. No new individuals will be accepted for appointments at this time. We will be screening patients at the door and will only permit access to an appointment, if individual does not have symptoms of infectious disease.These are necessary steps to promote safety and limit the public gathering at all Providence facilities. We will continue to disinfect all areas of the center, and insist guests use proper hand hygiene as they enter the building for appointments.We will not be actively testing for COVID-19 at the Providence Community Care Center. If a guest presents who does have symptoms we are partnering with the Thurston County Public Health to put a plan in place to help meet the need for testing homeless in our community.We are monitoring this matter closely and will make adjustments, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients, caregivers and community safe. We expect we will put additional precautions in place over the next few weeks and we will continue to update media outlets as well as the public as the information becomes available.The latest information can be found on www.providence.org/swupdate. Facebook65Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence Medical GroupAt Providence, safety is our priority. We are taking extra precautions in light of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 or exposing patients, their visitors and our caregivers, we have modified our visitation policy at Providence St. Peter and Centralia Hospital. This allows us to promote safety, and conserve supplies needed to treat and control the spread of infectious disease. This new policy will be effective until further notice. We are monitoring this matter closely and will make adjustments, as necessary.We understand the importance of seeing loved ones while they are receiving care, and know the value visitors bring to our patients. However, during this time, we encourage our patients and their loved ones to communicate more through phone and video calls. If our patients don’t have video capabilities on their personal devices, we will attempt to make this technology available upon request during their stay.Visitor restrictions include:No more than two visitors in the hospital at a time per patient.Please don’t wait to visit in waiting rooms we are asking visitors not to congregate in public areas. Plan ahead and stagger visiting times.
Image Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement 0ucNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8cxsa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 19vWould you ever consider trying this?😱2n4Can your students do this? 🌚324gRoller skating! Powered by Firework As India is battling the novel Coronavirus crisis, many revered personalities from the country’s cricket fraternity has come forward with a helping hand with donations to the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance & Relief in Emergency Situations) find to aid the fight against the pandemic. The latest iconic cricketer to join up is Yuvraj Singh, the former Team India stalwart who has pledged Rs 50 lakhs on Sunday to combat the virus outbreak.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersFollowing the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh revealed the news about his donation on his official Twitter today. Along with urging his fellow citizens to also aid to the PM Cares fund against the COVID-19 outbreak, the former superstar all rounder also announced that he will be responding to PM Narendra Modi’s ‘#9pm9minutes’ event with lighting a candle.“We are stronger when we stand united. I will be lighting a candle tonight at 9pm for 9 minutes. Are you with me? On this great day of solidarity, I pledge Rs. 50 Lakhs to the #PMCaresFunds. Please do your bit too! @narendramodi #9pm9minutes #IndiaFightsCorona” the 38 year old tweeted.Advertisement PM Modi’s request to turn off all lights in the households, and lighting up diyas, candles and torchlights for 9 minutes today was well received by many sportspersons and celebrities of the country, including Yuvi’s compatriots and Team India stars such as Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, who all urged the Indian citizens to join the movement to show their unity in these worrying times.Yuvraj recently joined hands with Lifebuoy and Paytm on a noble mission to provide hygiene products to the underpriviledged of the Indian community.“Govt is working hard to protect us from #coronavirus. It is time we unite & play our part. Join me as we partner with @lifebuoysoap & @Paytm to provide hygiene products to communities in need.” Yuvraj tweeted a couple of weeks ago.A total of 3,577 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in India so far, with the death toll rising to 83 today.Also read-Jasprit Bumrah urges India to support to PM Modi’s 9pm – 9 minute candle light show of strengthRead why PV Sindhu will remain world champion until 2022 at least! Advertisement
Image Courtesy: MLS/Goal.comAdvertisement mrpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsq3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egld( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b48kvWould you ever consider trying this?😱dcgCan your students do this? 🌚2g9k0qeRoller skating! Powered by Firework World sports have always borne a strong stance against racism, and football has been no exception. From FIFA’s ‘Say No to Racism’ to the Premier League’s ‘No Room For Racism’, the beautiful game has seen various campaigns promoting equality and anti discrimination. The past month, following the death of George Floyd, has created a new wave of anti racism protests, which many footballers and other athletes have also been a part of, especially with the gesture of ‘Taking a Knee’. Former football icon Thierry Henry has set a new example, kneeling for a total 8 minutes 46 seconds, the duration Floyd was choked for before his death.Advertisement Image Courtesy: MLS/Goal.comHenry, who is the current manager of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact, chose to kneel down at the start of the match versus New England Revolution. Donning a T-shirt which had ‘Black Lives Matter’ inscribed on it, the former Arsenal and FC Barcelona talisman knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin had knelt down on Floyd’s neck.Below here is a clip of the last few seconds of Henry’s gesture at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex yesterday, courtesy of the official Twitter hande of ESPN FC.Advertisement “I sat down for 8 mins and 46 seconds, I guess you guys know why,” Henry said in the post match interview.“It was just to pay tribute and show support to the cause. That was basically it. [It’s] pretty simple,” the 42 year old Frenchman added.The kneeling down gesture, which has been seen performed by many sportspersons in recent weeks, was popularised back in 2016 by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A civil rights and political activist, Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem at the start of NFL games, in protest of police brutality and racial discrimination in USA.Yesterday’s match ended 1-0 for the visitors, as New England Revolution forward Gustavo Bou netted in at the 56th minute. Montreal Impact are currently 4th in Group B of the Playoffs.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Darren Sammy speaks out in support of Lungi Ngidi’s BLM stanceEng vs WI 1st Test Day 3 Review: Windies take a substantial lead after gruelling day’s play Advertisement
St. Leo the Great Church in Lincroft opened its doors and welcomed all local Girl Scout Troops to attend mass Sunday, March 10, in honor of Girl Scout Sunday. Local Kindergarten and first-grade Daisy Troops 524, 696, 854 and 856 gathered at the church to celebrate this tradition. The Rev. John Folchetti greeted the girls at the beginning of Mass and addressed them during his sermon.
This article first appeared in the March 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. The ordinance is expected to be up for public hearing and adoption at the next Oceanport Borough Council meeting, scheduled for March 15.Irace said the zoning law is modeled after the one passed by the Point Pleasant Beach Borough Council in December.“Because it’s a small town and a residential town, we really don’t have an area for any kind of marijuana dispensary or marijuana growing center,” Irace said. OCEANPORT – Two more Two River-area towns have taken a stance on the issue of legalized cannabis.Oceanport and Rumson are moving forward with local legislation prohibiting marijuana, elected officials from both towns told The Two River Times last week.“I just don’t think that it fits in with the character of the town or the area,” said Joseph Irace, Oceanport Borough Council president.Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl said the reason is simple: “Those aren’t the types of businesses that we want to attract to Rumson.”Oceanport introduced a bill at the March 1 borough council meeting “prohibiting businesses engaged in the growth or sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana or paraphernalia in any zoning district,” according to the ordinance.Oceanport is a 3.2-square-mile town with more than 5,800 residents and is “greatly concerned” about the establishment of a cannabis-based business, according to a draft of the ordinance. Oceanport officials would look to prohibit businesses from establishing within a quarter mile of any residence, church, school or recreational facility and stated that “no area” in town is fit to house a cannabis-related business. By Jay Cook | Because Oceanport, like Tinton Falls and Eatontown, is affected by decisions made in the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority’s redevelopment plan, Irace said the town wants to put its position about cannabis sales on the record. Eatontown has also had discussions about legalized marijuana.“At this point, they’re basically auctioning it off to the highest bidder,” Irace said. “Our fear is, what’s going to stop somebody from coming into Fort Monmouth and all of a sudden Fort Monmouth becomes the guinea pig for the experimentation on legalized marijuana?”Irace said with the new Oceanport borough hall, residential developments, care facilities and private businesses, Fort Monmouth is no place for a dispensary of any sort.“We’re a small town,” he reiterated. “We have a small-town police force, we’re not a city and we don’t have a downtown area where people come and congregate.”The same goes for Rumson, a borough nearly twice the size of Oceanport with about 1,000 more residents.Ekdahl said Rumson’s two primary business districts – on West River Road before the Bingham Avenue intersection and East River Road before the intersection with Ridge Road – are stable enough. He believes there isn’t any desire to see a recreational cannabis business there.“In Rumson, we’ve got your basics and that’s about it,” he said. “We think we would just not rather see those types of businesses in our small business districts.“I guess you could call it our protest,” Ekdahl added. Rumson’s ordinance was first introduced at a Feb. 13 Borough Council meeting and will prohibit “the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana, its derivatives, accessories and paraphernalia.”At that same meeting, Rumson officials also received a letter from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders referencing a resolution it passed formally opposing recreational marijuana in New Jersey. It was the first county in the state to do so.Rumson’s marijuana business prohibition ordinance is set for a public hearing at the next Borough Council meeting, March 13.Both Ekdahl and Irace said their respective municipalities are not against residents using medicinal marijuana, they simply don’t want to see dispensaries in town.Neither elected official was concerned about missing out on potential tax revenues generated through legalized recreational marijuana. A marijuana legalization bill was introduced into the state legislature early this year by state Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari (D-22). Ekdahl said the state government should be focusing on “the pension crisis we have going on and the extremely high property tax rates we have,” rather than legalizing marijuana.MARIJUANA LAWS IN OTHER TOWNSHazlet’s governing body passed an ordinance on Feb. 20 prohibiting a number of different types of marijuana-related businesses in town. The zoning ordinance would not permit cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, retailers and medical marijuana centers.Holmdel Township attorney Michael Collins said at a township meeting on Feb. 27 that the committee began obtaining advice about the laws governing marijuana and other potential ordinances the township could adopt. The committee discussed it further in executive session.Fair Haven’s Borough Council had also floated the idea of passing a zoning ordinance prohibiting marijuana dispensaries in town earlier in February, yet that discussion hasn’t materialized into an actual ordinance or vote.Other towns, like Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Highlands, Monmouth Beach, Red Bank and Sea Bright have taken no official action against prohibiting recreational marijuana.
By Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports The Nelson Leafs continue to have success against the defending Kootenay Conference champion Castlegar Rebels. First star Max Mois and Brett Norman each had three points to lead the Leafs to a 6-2 victory over the Rebels Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena. The win gives the Leafs the edge in the season series 3-2. The teams play the sixth game of the regular season series tonight in Castlegar. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Nelson scored twice in the opening period in a span of 15 seconds to put the Rebels on their heels. Mois and Colton Malmsten did the damage midway through the frame. After Anthony Delong cut the margin to 2-1 with a power play goal minutes into the second period, Nelson put the game away with three goals by Norman, Mois and Colton Schell. Nelson then rode the stellar netminding of Andrew Walton in the third to grab the win. Nelson’s Patrick Martens, continuing his point streak and Scott Morriseau on a Castlegar power play, completed the scoring. Martens has eight points in four games since returning to the Leafs after a stint in the BCHL with the Langley Rivermen. The Leafs out shot the Rebels 26-25.The loss is the second in a row for Castlegar while the Leafs have registered points in the last six games going 4-0-0-2.GAME NOTES: The game turned ugly with four seconds remaining when Castlegar goalie Jordan Gluck took exception to some crease crashing and was ejected from the game with a five-minute check-to-the-head penalty. A handful of players were sent to the showers by referee Shawn Peel with 10-minute misconducts. Castlegar back up Patrick Zubick was forced to replace Gluck in goal for the final four seconds. . . . Former Leaf Riley Henderson lasted just under half the game after being whistled for a checking from behind penalty. The Rebels picked up Henderson from Golden after being traded to the Rockets by the Leafs. . . .Castlegar fell to 11 points behind Murdoch leading Beaver Valley after the Hawks stopped Spokane 7-2 in the Lilac City. Ryan Edwards, Craig Martin and Nick Perez each had three points to lead the Hawks. . . .Thursday in the Boundary City, Spokane kept the Border Bruins winless at home with a 6-2 win. Five second-period goals sealed the deal for the Braves.firstname.lastname@example.org