Submitted by the City of OlympiaRegional Festival Celebrates the Arts!Explore the creative and spirited arts community of Olympia as Arts Walk XLVI takes to the streets of the City’s historic downtown. Tucked into a valley at the foot of South Puget Sound, Olympia is the state’s Capital, and also home to a vibrant mix of musicians, filmmakers, writers and visual and performing artists. Arts Walk is the largest festival of this type in the region – an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the arts and meet the artists! Dates for the event are Friday, April 26 from 5-10pm and Saturday, April 27 from 12-8pm.As day reaches into night, Arts Walk brings together over 120 businesses, and hundreds of visual and performing artists with over 30,000 visitors as they welcome the arts in all forms during this twice-yearly event.Literary and performing arts share the limelight with paintings and sculpture:Meet artists from all career levels: pre-school through professional~Listen to a variety of live music including jazz, classical, folk acoustic, bluegrass, blues and Rock & Roll~Learn the Charleston, tour the Hands on Children’s Museum art collection, or try a new instrument~Check out human powered kinetic sculpture, the electric vehicle competition and demos from encaustic painting to martial arts~Take in impromptu street performances, crafts markets and of course, exhibition of fine art from photography, painting and drawing to sculpture, textiles, ceramics, printmaking and more!The festival also includes the spectacular Procession of the Species, an artistic and environmental celebration presented by Earthbound Productions, www.procession.org The event is a colorful and joyous street pageant using the languages of art, music and dance to inspire cultural appreciation, understanding, and protection of the natural world; the Procession begins at 4:30pm on Saturday. Due to the popularity of the Procession, it is extremely important for individuals to pay close attention to street closures and tow away zones.Peaceful City, by artist China Star, adorns the cover of the Arts Walk map this spring, constructed of low-relief mixed media illustration. China’s studio work documents, through portraiture and repetition, a record of interactive vibrations between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions. As an interdisciplinary artist, China has produced artwork in various mediums, elemental and synthesized, for the last 20 years. Her Painted in the Language of Maps series, from which the 2013 Spring Cover Art is derived, documents her personal relationship with the physical and technological environments within which she lives and loves. China’s cover art can be seen during Arts Walk at The Steam Plant (#12 on the Arts Walk map), and she’ll also show an installation of sculpted nests at the Yoga Loft (#100).Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Heritage Bank and MIXX 96fm. Arts Walk maps are available at participating locations after April 13, and at Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave. East and The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. An electronic Arts Walk guide is also available at www.olympiawa.gov/artswalkmobile For more information, contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360.753.8380. Facebook37Tweet0Pin0
Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice HomesMatt Jones, new construction project manager for Sunset Air at the Rob Rice Community of Campus Peak during an install of the heating system.Rob Rice Homes has partnered with Sunset Air for decades to provide the best heating systems available for our homes. Matt Jones, new construction project manager for Sunset Air, explains why their heating systems are superior to others, both in technology and energy efficiency. Matt also provides tips to keep a heating system working well and a home comfortable for years. The partners who help build our homes share our high standards and provide the best product and craftsmanship to maintain the long lasting value of every Rob Rice Home.From Matt Jones, Sunset Air:One of the reasons Sunset Air has successfully worked with Rob Rice Homes for more than 20 years is that their core values mirror ours. We both genuinely care about doing the very best for homeowners by focusing on exceptional customer service during the building process and beyond.Sunset Air and Rob Rice Homes are both local companies serving the greater South Sound community. The majority of our employees choose to live and raise their families right here. We strive to do right by our customers because we want to contribute and be positive members of our community.Skilled technicians, better productsSunset Air is proud of its highly-qualified installers who take pride in their craft. That pride goes into every one of the heating systems that we install for Rob Rice Homes. Our dynamic work force is always looking to improve and do our very best for the customer, it is a big part of what separates Sunset Air out from the rest.We also strive to use the latest technology and techniques for the most efficient transfer of the heat from the furnace into the home. The furnaces we install are highly efficient for the most energy savings for those homeowners.Sunset Air installs superior heating systems in all Rob Rice Homes, here at a home in Campus Peak.Sunset Air has been proud to partner with the manufacturer Carrier for nearly 40 years for our heating systems. Carrier is a superior brand that provides maximum comfort and efficiency for families. We install 96.5% energy-efficient gas furnaces on all of Rob Rice Homes that have natural gas. The furnace’s efficiency rating and its motor exceed what is accepted in most new homes. We certainly could install a lesser furnace, but we do not cut corners at Sunset Air. Neither does Rob Rice. We strive for quality and excellence in all we do.The State of Washington Energy Code requires that all forced air heating duct-work systems are performance-tested for potential air leakage that could cost a homeowner a lot of money over the years.Before we finalize our work on the system, a state certified Sunset Air technician tests the system by blocking all the registers and grills in the house and then pressurizing the duct-work to expose any potential areas of loss. We aim to meet and exceed the standards set by the state for an efficient system.Customer Care and Ongoing ServiceOnce your Rob Rice Home is ready, we meet with customers for a complimentary new-homeowner orientation from Sunset Air.During this appointment, a Sunset Air technician personally walks homeowners through the operation and use of their heating system. If needed, the tech shows them how to properly utilize their thermostat, how the fresh air system works and answers any questions they may have. We also provide fresh air filters for the new system.A Rob Rice homeowner’s first year’s service maintenance visit is also provided by Sunset Air at no additional cost.A continued service agreement through Sunset Air will help protect the investment in a new home and ensure the home’s comfort even during the harshest of weather conditions. Our service agreement provides a homeowner with premium pricing on filters, parts and discounted service labor rates during after hours service calls.Protect Your System Long-termSunset Air, like Rob Rice Homes, is a local company.The best way to keeping your heating system operating at its peak performance is through regular, yearly maintenance by a qualified and factory-trained company. There are also things that can be done on the homeowner’s end that are vitally important to the overall health and well being of the system.A simple way to keep your system operating efficiently is to regularly change filters or clean them if they are washable. The build-up of dust particulate in the filter can be harmful. A clogged filter restricts airflow causing the furnace to work harder to move the air throughout the house. The stress on the furnace can lead to failures of mechanical parts down the road. Not only does it hinder the performance or longevity of the equipment, but it also hinders the indoor air quality and comfort in the house.If the homeowners have a heat pump, I recommend they check the area around the heat pump. Clear the heat pump of any debris and make sure any bushes or trees are cut back away from it at least one foot.Sunset Air stands out in our commitment to the customer beginning with the very early stages of a project. We focus on a good design of the heating system to ensure comfort and efficiency for the homeowners for many years. We strive for excellence in the installation of our systems in every Rob Rice Home.A homeowner can be assured that their heating system is exceptional, one that matches the quality of everything that contributes to a superior Rob Rice Home.Visit Sunset Airs’ website at www.sunsetair.com and at the Facebook and Twitter page.Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013 and 2014. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons, Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.For more information about a Rob Rice Homes community please visit our website Facebook10Tweet0Pin0
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Love INC of Mason CountyThe 7th Annual Love Inc Golf Tournament presented by Title Sponsor Alderbrook Properties, Tournament Sponsor Drew MacEwen, Falcon Financial Investment, Inc..and Event Sponsor the Druzianich Family Charitable Foundation is SOLD OUT. The tournament is set for Monday, July 24, 2017 at the award-winning Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union.Ticket donations are now available for the Our Community Credit Union (OCCU) Love INC Golf Ball Drop which takes place after the Golf Tournament at 3:45 p.m.Love INC is accepting a donation of $10 per ticket to secure a ball for the “Golf Balls from Heaven” drop. All balls “purchased” will be loaded into a helicopter which will fly over the 18th hole at Alderbrook and will drop all the “Golf Balls from Heaven.” Everyone is encouraged to come and watch the drop, and six cash prizes will be awarded for the balls closest to the pin, including $2,000 for a hole-in-one! There is also one cash prize awarded for the ball furthest from the pin. To get your ticket/balls for this fun event, call Love INC at 360-462-LOVE (5683).All proceeds from this event go to Love INC of Mason County, a 501(c) (3) non-profit which mobilizes local churches in Mason County to assist people in need. Twenty-five church affiliates in Mason County helped nearly 3,291 (or 1,159 families) people last year. Love INC clearinghouse hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information call 360-462-LOVE (5683), email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow on Facebook or at Love INC of Mason County’s website.
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Retail AssociationNearly 140 South Sound community leaders attended the grand re-opening of the Washington Retail Association headquarters in Olympia on Friday.Jan Teague, the former President and CEO, was honored at the event on February 2 in Olympia. Photo courtesy: Washington Retail AssociationThe statewide association, founded in 1987, dedicated its newly-expanded headquarters that added 1,400-square feet of office space on a new second story. Many members of the association board of directors who were in Olympia to meet with state legislators attended the dedication that reflects the organization’s growth and stability.The association also unveiled a plaque on the building honoring Jan Teague, the former President and CEO, who retired last year after leading the organization through a steady period of growth the past 19 years. The building at 618 Quince S.E. in Olympia now is marked as The Janice Teague Building.Renée Sunde, formerly The City of Olympia’s Economic Development Director, succeeded Teague as President and CEO last fall. Sunde brings a strong background in marketing and business, community and economic development.Sunde assumes leadership as the retail industry is changing quickly. She is focused on raising the organization’s profile and membership through community outreach and new partnerships, implementing a more effective public relations strategy using video and other state-of-the-art technology, and advocating for the retail industry across the State of Washington.
Advertisement 1dgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsafx72l4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E67on( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9gye9Would you ever consider trying this?😱c1wCan your students do this? 🌚4m3g3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali got married to Shamia Arzoo, an Indian national in Dubai on Tuesday. The 25-year-old had posted a picture of himself on Twitter quoting “last night as a bachelor” and fans took no time to share his wedding photos and videos on social media. Ali also shared a video of his “mehndi night” in the middle of the desert, where the Pakistan international was seen doing his signature wicket-taking celebration.Advertisement Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, (also the wife of Shoaib Malik) was among the first of many to congratulate Ali via Twitter. The Pakistani fast bowler had even invited Indian cricketers on his wedding ceremony and had stated that he would be happy if they turned up. His wife, Shamia, reportedly is from the state of Haryana. She is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi. Hasan Ali is now the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get married with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik.Advertisement Ali, who has nine Tests and 53 ODIs under his belt, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s 2017 Champions Trophy triumph over India in the final. However, his form has surprisingly plummeted in the past few years. The 25-year-old struggled at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales and was dropped from the team’s playing eleven midway through the tournament.Advertisement Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Twitter (@ChampionsLeague)Advertisement qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3o9eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3xuyz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ju02Would you ever consider trying this?😱284hu8Can your students do this? 🌚418mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Lionel Messi’s goal scoring tally for the 2019 La Liga season opens up with a bang, as the FC Barcelona talisman nets in an incredible swerving free kick outside the box as his team devastated Sevilla by 4 goals in their latest La Liga face off at home.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter (@ChampionsLeague)The stands of Camp Nou burst in amusement as the 32 year old Argentine scored the final goal of the match in the 78th minute. Watch below as one spectator recorded the glorious moment, courtesy to Twitter fan account @BarcaUniversal.📽 — Messi’s goal against Sevilla from the stands. Genius.pic.twitter.com/VflCBmV8p2Advertisement — Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 6, 2019Advertisement The supporters went on cheering as Messi took position with the set piece solo, just outside the Sevilla penalty box. With his brilliant left foot, the Blaugrana attacker’s calculated chip went above the Pij@s’ wall, and dipped in just right, past Tomáš Vaclík into the net.A star studded Barça side proved to be dominant over former Real Madrid coach Lopetegui’s new club. The hosts took the lead in the 27th minute, thanks to Luis Suárez, and within the next eight minutes they were up ahead by 3 goals, as Arturo Vidal and Ousmane Dembélé both found their names up on the score sheet in the 32nd and 35th minute.Barcelona are now 2nd in the league table with 16 points, and will be facing SD Eibar on 19th October at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Advertisement
Advertisement 6xybNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5sj3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5z2vf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 857sh6hWould you ever consider trying this?😱o8nodCan your students do this? 🌚3lbrolRoller skating! Powered by Firework He may not play for the national team but that doesn’t mean he’s stopping either. On Monday, Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik pulled off a stunner in the final of the Deodhar Trophy match between India B and India C. The 34-year-old is currently out-of-favour for India’s wicketkeeping options but he is a workhorse and comes up with something great pretty often.Advertisement Image Courtesy: sportsrush.comIt was the 9th over when Parthiv Patel edged a Ishan Porel delivery, but Karthik dived left with a full-stretch and took an absolute stunning one-handed catch. What important here is that the ball was traveling to first slip but wouldn’t have reached the fielder, the reason why Karthik decided to go himself and took the catch without any hesitation.Naturally, it went viral on social media and fans, started mentioning how Karthik can be a potential replacement for Rishabh Pant, who is yet to find his form with the bat and the gloves.Advertisement Check out the stunner here:India B started the game poorly, losing opener Ruturaj Gaikwad for a duck in the first over itself, but despite the early blows, India B put on 283 for 7 in the scoreboard with Kedar Jadhav (83) and 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal (54) helped their team set a decent target. Not to forget Vijay Shankar (45) and Krishnappa Gowtham (35 not out) also played their part for the Parthiv-led team. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times/PUBGAdvertisement jscnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs965uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E86( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ufyoz9Would you ever consider trying this?😱abta6Can your students do this? 🌚4icyqRoller skating! Powered by Firework As India observes the nationwide lock down due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, social media has been the gateway to promote awareness amongst the citizens of the country about the dos and don’ts for preventing any further contamination of COVID-19. From sportspersons to celebrities, and even many govt organisations have taken to different social media platforms to promote the message. However, Mumbai Police have found a very interesting way to remind the people to stay indoors, by making a reference to the famous video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times/PUBGAs the Coronavirus outbreak has caused major devastation across the globe, staying self isolated in everyone’s own homes is the way to battle out the deadly virus. Mumbai Police made a witty comparison to the current situation in the country to the Red Zone occurrence in PUBG.Like a temporary danger zone, a Red Zone in a PUBG match means the players must find a house or a building to stay indoors and survive, until the zone passes, which sounds very similar to the real-life situation humanity is facing at the moment.Advertisement On Monday, the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police shared a clip of a PUBG match, where the player is seen indoors in a red zone, as explosions are seen outside. “Every player knows – when in a red zone, always stay at home! #GamingLessons #Safety101 #TakingOnCorona” the clip was captioned with. Check it out below-The tweet soon went viral among the Twitterati for the creativity shown by Mumbai Police, and till now has over 71k views and 4.6 likes. Followers were impressed with the idea of using PUBG for providing ‘gaming lessons’ which are also effective in the real life scenario.Since Maharashtra has become the worst affected state, with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country, this was a clever initiative by Mumbai Police to urge its citizens to remain indoors and avoid going out in the current ‘red zone’.There has been 5,221 confirmed cases reported in Maharashtra, and 251 patients have succumbed to the virus.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-Sports India Exclusive: Jamuna Boro: Mary Kom helps me in my training camps!Call of Duty Mobile C’ship 2020 will have a prize pool of Rs. 7,60,60,500! Advertisement
Red Dog advanced to the championship against red-hot Bia Boro.Bia Boro defeating Real Nelson in quarterfinal action, stomped Jackson’s Hole 7-1 in the other semi final.Bia Boro, getting a few key players back for playoffs, scored four times in the first half before coasting to the victory.Saturday, in Men’s Open Old Dogs advanced to the final after edging Nelson Selects 3-2.Old Dogs meet defending playoff champion Hume Innkeepers after the victors advanced to the final by scoring a shootout win over Oso Negro.The Men’s Open Final is slated for Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Pitch/Sunday, the Ladies Rec Championship will be decided starting at 2:30 p.m. The Men’s Masters Final follows at 4 p.m. The finalists have been determined following Semi Final Weekend in the Adult Outdoor Soccer Leagues.In the Ladies Rec League, surprising Red Dog advanced to the final against Dirty Dozen after scoring an upset shootout victory over Wild Cats Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.Red Dog, finishing third in the regular season standings, scored the tying goal late in the contest to force the shootout.Meanwhile, Dirty Dozen had an easy time againsat Selkirk Eyecare winning by a 6-0 score.In Men’s Masters, regular season champion Red Dog held off a valiant charge by defending champ Retallack to advance to the final with a 6-5 victory.
The Huskies (19-21, 12-6 SLC) currently sit fourth in the conference standings. They travel to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20-21, 5-13 SLC) for a lone nonconference matchup tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Northwestern State (21-18, 9-9 SLC) for a three-game Southland series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Pitcher of the Week: Matthew McCollough, Houston Baptist – Sr. – LHP – Katy, TexasMcCollough hurled his first career shutout and sixth career complete game in the Huskies’ series-clinching 1-0 victory over UIW in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. He held the Cardinals scoreless on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks, allowing just two runners to reach second and one to reach third. The Midlothian, Texas, product remained perfect in conference play with a 6-0 record, 1.63 ERA, 54 strikeouts (averaging 9.0 per start) and four walks. He picked up his 20th career win, moving into fifth all-time at HBU and also moved up to fifth in the program record book in career strikeouts with 218. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 11 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist seniors Matt Heck and Matthew McCollough are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Aidan Anderson, McNeese; Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State; Jake Cochran, McNeese; Owen Magee, New Orleans; Cole Coker, Lamar. This marks the second weekly hitter award for the HBU. Spencer Halloran earned the honor on April 2. Hitter of the Week: Matt Heck, Houston Baptist – Sr. – OF/P – Midlothian, TexasHeck extended his hitting streak to eight games as the Huskies went 3-1, including a series sweep of UIW. He hit .500 with a .722 slugging percentage, .526 on-base percentage, two doubles, a triple, four RBIs, scored twice and was 4-for-5 on stolen base attempts. In Tuesday’s loss at McNeese, he went 2-for-5 with a double. In Friday’s doubleheader, he was 6-for-8 on the day, going 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases in game one. He then went 4-for-4 with a double, driving in the game’s only run in game two, along with a stolen base. In Saturday’s finale, he went 1-for-5 and his sacrifice bunt set up the game-winning run in the 13th inning. He also picked up the win on the mound, shutting out the Cardinals on three hits with three strikeouts over the final four innings. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.