Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Ben Deatherage for Grays Harbor RacewayPhoto Courtesy of Jim MarshallGrays Harbor Raceway is back in racing action this weekend after a week off. The 3/8-mile clay oval will host 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets. It will be the final night of action when it comes to points for all classes as five champions will be crowned at the end of the evening. This is also the only track in the Pacific Northwest that you can see the breathtaking 360 Sprints shred some clay and the last time they will be at GHR in 2013.Tickets for Saturday will be Adults $13.00, Senior (62+)/Juniors (13-18)/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, Youths (5 and Under) FREE, Family Pass (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) $30.00, and Premium Seating $20.00. Pit gates open at 2:30, front gates, 4:30, and racing starting around 6:30.A special format will be utilized during the course of the evening. The top six in points will be locked into a scramble and lined straight up by points. Those cars will participate in a six lap race which the finish will determine the starting lineup of the front three rows of the feature. Cars not in the scramble will qualify and they will be lined straight up off of their times behind the first six cars (i.e. fast time of the evening will start seventh in the feature).Don’t forget to make it out for the final race of the year on Saturday October 5th. This event will feature the Northwest Extreme Sprints, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets.The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side by side racing as well as its large track size. Hosting racing action from April to October regular classes include 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Street Stocks, Hornets, and for the first time the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprint Car Series. Special events include visits by the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region. You can keep up on all the latest activity at www.graysharborraceway.com for the most-recent news and stories.Additional InformationTrack: Grays Harbor RacewayLocation: 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541Track Contact: (360)-699-RACEWebsite: www.graysharborraceway.comSponsors: Budweiser, Bully Dog Performance, Cut Rate Auto Parts, Harbor Pacific Distributing, Hoosier Racing Tires, Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel, The Contingency Connection, Lucas Oil Products, Our Community Credit Union, Pepsi, Shipwreck Beads, Whitney’s Auto Group, Elma Chamber of Commerce, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, Adamas Reality, Olympic Eagle Distributing, Midnight Cruisers Rod Fest, PNE Corporation, Push Rods, Q-Mart, Midnight Cruisers, Fosses Hot Rods & Cool Cars, Harrington Financial, I-5 Quarter ¼ Midget Club, Jacknut Apparel, 104.7 KDUX FM, KIX 95.3 FM, RockAuto.com
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesWe all think about the temperature and what we need to keep ourselves warm but here are a few things we also need to be aware of to keep our pets safe.Cats and dogs should stay indoors during cold weather but be aware that heat sources such as fireplaces and space heaters can burn pets. Make sure your space heaters are pet-proofed.Provide plenty of fresh water. When we heat our homes it can dry out the air inside making our pets susceptible to dehydration.Don’t let pets drink water in driveways and roadways. It might have antifreeze which can be deadly, even in small amounts.If it’s icy outside, wipe your dog’s feet after walks to remove chemicals or salt that might they might have walked through which can irritate footpads.Know your pet’s limits. Like people, cats and dogs can get frostbite and hypothermia if left outdoors for too long. Consider a sweater or coat for short haired dogs while outside.Do you have an emergency kit? Remember to include your pet’s needs including food, water and any medications they may need to get them through for up to 5 days.Contact your veterinarian if you notice any lack of energy or appetite. Pets get sick, too!
Facebook40Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Nala! If you are looking for an ” all boxes checked in the great dog category,” may we humbly suggest Nala for your forever consideration! She is a 3-year-old, 64-pound beautiful German Shepherd Dog. The shelter volunteers say she is sweet, smart, and should make a great family dog. She does well on a leash, knows her basic commands, and gets along famously with pretty much everyone. Nala loves playing fetch and thinks toys are great. If you are a nice family who can provide her with loving care and a fenced yard, then how about we meet up to discuss her future?If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Nala in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-432-3091.
Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town Arteisians TJ O’Connor and Collin Tate each scored twice for the Oly Town Artesians (0-3-0) but three-time defending WISL champion Bellingham United (3-0-0) got five goals from Richard Henderson to double up Oly, 14-7, at the Bellingham Sportplex on Saturday night.Noe Betancourt Cruz got Bellingham rolling with a goal five minutes into the game. Collin Tate tied it at 1-1 at the 8:44 mark of the first quarter, but it was all United after that. The Hammers went on a 7-1 run for the rest of the half including three straight goals by Richard Henderson to give Bellingham an 8-2 lead at the half. David Cook collected Oly’s other goal, a second quarter flick of a ball into the box that Carl Determeyer directed his direction.Oly got one back to kick off the second half, a power play goal that make it 8-3. But the Artesians were hit with three blue cards in the third and Bellingham capitalized on two of them and took an 11-3 lead into the fourth quarter.TJ O’Connor scored both of his goals and Eli Boatright and Determeyer each added goals of their own in the fourth quarter, but Bellingham added three goals of their own to stay undefeated and extend their home winning streak to 23 games with a 14-7 victory.Bellingham outshot the Artesians 29-9 during the game with Bradley Hanson making 12 saves on 23 shots over three quarters for the Artesians. Luis Magana made his debut for Oly and made three saves on six shots. On the other side, Bellingham keepers – Riley Liddle and Felix Cruz – made just two saves in the game, allowing seven goals on nine shots.The Artesians return home on Saturday, December 15 to face the Tacoma Stars Reserves. 90’s night at The Pavilion is set for 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and tickets are just $8 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, seniors and military members and kids under 5 are free. Tickets are available at www.olytownfc.com/tickets.
Facebook55Tweet0Pin0Meet Tiger Lily! She is a 5-year-old, 54-pound, gorgeous PitBull/Boxer mix who is in search of her very own forever companions. Shelter volunteers say that her orange-brindle coat is beautiful, and she appears to have some lovely subtle eyeliner! Tiger Lily is Sweet, Mellow, and Beautiful inside and out! She knows her basic commands for “sit” and “down”, does well on a leash and enjoys car rides. Playing fetch is also a favorite! She would do best in an adult home, or one with Teenagers who are dog-savvy, and kind. If you are looking for a dog like Tiger Lily, let’s schedule a date. Who knows it could be a match made in Heaven!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Tiger Lily in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email email@example.com or call 360-432-3091.
Facebook165Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeBeginning July 1, 2019, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) alumna Daniela H. Suarez will serve a one-year term on the University of Washington’s Board of Regents as Student Regent following an appointment from Governor Jay Inslee. The Board of Regents is the university’s governing body, its officers selected by Washington State governors to supervise and coordinate university affairs.After graduating from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Daniela began at SPSCC, where she served as the Senator of Legislative Affairs on SPSCC’s Student Senate and had the opportunity to intern for the Washington State Board of Community Colleges. She worked with student leaders across Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges on issues relating to higher education, and in the 2019 state legislative session she coordinated the Racial Equity Team on policies that affect communities of color. SPSCC President Tim Stokes describes her as “a powerhouse of intellect, compassion, and determination.”Suarez is currently a senior at the Henry M. Jackson School of International studies, focusing on Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Peace, and Security as she pursues a minor in Political Science. She has dedicated herself to advocating for social justice and accessibility in higher education, participating in efforts to advance landmark legislation such as the Dream Act 2.0 to expand financial aid for undocumented students and the Fair Chance Act to promote equal housing and employment. In addition to her leadership work, she remains an active community member volunteering through the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.
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LINCROFT – The Board of Trustees of Brookdale Community College announced this week that Dr. Maureen Murphy, President at San Jacinto College South in Houston, Texas, has been named President of Brookdale, effective July 1. She will succeed interim President William Toms, who is returning to continue his consulting practice.The new President is no stranger to the area: her parents grew up in Monmouth County, she has relatives in Red Bank and Atlantic Highlands.In announcing the appointment of Dr. Murphy, Josh Elkes, chair of Brookdale’s Board of Trustees, stated, “We are extremely pleased to bring a top caliber teacher, administrator, and institutional leader to Brookdale Community College. Maureen Murphy has an outstanding record of achievement in development, grant writing, academics, and college operations. She is committed to building on Brookdale’s reputation as the No. 1 degree-awarding community college in New Jersey.” Dr. Murphy will be the first woman president in the college’s history.The appointment concludes a search launched in the fall of 2011, led by an eleven member committee including three trustees, three faculty members, three administrators, one current student and one community member. The committee, chaired by Trustee Chair Elkes, chose Dr. Murphy and two others as finalists among 93 initial candidates. The full Board of Trustees accumulated feedback from faculty, students, and staff. A careful analysis of the feedback and a final interview process by the Trustees resulted in Murphy’s selection.“The college community can be proud that this search attracted so many highly qualified candidates,” said Elkes. “From this competitive field, the Trustees unanimously determined that Dr. Murphy’s experience and qualifications are suited to the administrative, academic and funding challenges that Brookdale will face as we write the next chapter of our history. I’m confident she will build on our successes here at Brookdale and lead us to successfully implement our vision for the future.”During her five years as president of San Jacinto College South, Murphy led an academic institution with significant similarities to Brookdale, college officials said.Established in 1979, San Jacinto College South has 11,150 students and 145 full-time faculty on a 150-acre campus; Brookdale has 14,950 students and 250 full-time faculty on its 220-acre Lincroft campus. San Jacinto has also experienced familiar funding challenges, with state appropriations for community colleges falling nearly 30% while Brookdale’s has declined 60%.To keep enrollment strong, Dr. Murphy expanded recruitment efforts into the community, including churches and community centers, and aggressively pursued and procured grants to help replace lost state revenue. As a result, San Jacinto College South today acquires more of its enrollment in competition with other colleges, with 52% of students residing out-of-district. San Jacinto also participates in the competitive Division 1 athletics of the NJCAA while Brookdale is in Division 3. Some notable San Jacinto athletes include former NBA all-stars Sam Cassel and Steve Francis, as well as MLB’s Andy Pettitte.As President, Dr. Murphy secured state and federal grants to build both the community and the workforce, including funding for nursing, health care training and the humanities. She forged cultural, academic and workforce development partnerships with institutions including the General Consul of Spain and a consortium of eight surrounding hospitals. The campus hosts the Aerospace & Biotechnology Academy, a college-wide initiative undertaken in cooperation with the NASA-Johnson Space Center.Dr. Murphy also looks forward to continuing her focus on returning veterans, having actively worked to establish a Veteran’s Center at San Jacinto. She aspires to place that same emphasis on welcoming returning veterans into the Brookdale community.Earlier in her career, Dr. Murphy was chief academic and student services officer of Rappahannock Community College and Wytheville Community College, both in Virginia. Prior to these administrative positions, she rose through the academic ranks as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and later Dean of Mathematics and Communications at St. Louis Community College – Meramec. Dr. Murphy earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from Saint Louis University, an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and a B.A. in English from the University of Louisville.Dr. Maureen Murphy, president of San Jacinto College South in Houston, Tx., will become president of Brookdale Community College on July 1. She will be Brookdale’s first female president.
Owners want a 24-hour operation, neighbors disagreeRED BANK — The owners of a convenience store expected to replace the Welsh Farms on East River Road and Spring Street want the store to remain open around-the-clock, but neighbors say the plan will disturb the peace.The borough Planning Board on Monday continued to hear the application for Dina Enterprises, Inc., which is seeking the board’s approval to convert the Welsh Farms convenience store, 9-11 Spring Street, into a 7-Eleven, much to the consternation of area residents who have expressed strong opposition to the store remaining open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.When the lawyer and representatives for Dina first appeared before the board on March 5, the lawyer, Philip San Filippo, began making his case that the original approval, which the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment granted back in 1975, never limited the number of hours the location could operate, and given the provisions of the borough zoning, could not now prohibit 7-Eleven from staying open.In response, Mayor and Planning Board member Pasquale Menna recommended that the borough planner evaluate the application, borough master plan and the nearly 40 year approval for the site and offer an opinion for the location and this use.Richard Crammer, the borough planner said on Monday the original approval never intended to allow for an around-the-clock operation.Crammer said the original approval did not specifically mention operating hours, either by the zoning board or the borough council. However, he continued, the original site plan the applicant submitted contained a notation indicating they intended to be open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. And that should “be construed as part of the conditions,” he said.“If the mayor and council felt so strongly about the hours of operations couldn’t they have made it one of the conditions?” San Filippo asked.“The board relies on the totality of what is presented,” including the notations on the site plan documents, Crammer responded.San Filippo detailed that the approvals and those meetings’ minutes contained no specific mention of limiting when the business could operate. And he and his engineer and planner, Robert P. Freud, went on to argue that this zone, the BR-1 Zone, is the same as the section of Bridge Avenue and the NJ Transit commuter rail station, which has a WaWa convenience store, open all day. “A wholly permitted use,” according to Freud.Menna suggested that borough council and zoning board members who served in 1975 offer insight as to what they were thinking in making their decision.“That is for the board to decide if that is an important fundamental issue,” said Board Attorney Michael Leckstein.The East Front Street site, “sits in a special place, between the downtown and the residential zone,” Crammer said. And the original approval was for a gas station and grocery store.Asif Khalid, a senior real estate representative for the 7-Eleven Corporation, said the chain may have originally operated 7 a.m.-11 p.m. in the company’s nearly 80-year existence, but needs to expand hours to compete in the modern marketplace. “Every decision we make is in the best interest of the customer,” Khalid said, noting the company doesn’t call them customers, instead calling them “guests.”“Honestly, customers’ needs have changed considerably,” he said.The board is expected to again hear and very likely vote on this application on April 16.
RED BANKRed Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 will be holding its Annual Bill Connors Memorial Golf outing on Monday, Sept. 10.The event will take place at Sun Eagles Golf Course, at Fort Monmouth in Tinton Falls with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Play is limited to first 124 that sign up.The cost of the event is $120 per person that includes continental breakfast, green fees, cart, and steak dinner at the lodge at about 2 p.m. The steak dinner includes draft beer, wine and soda.All money raised will benefit the lodge and all they do to support the needs of our United States veterans, special needs children and the needs of our community.Registration for the golf outing is available online at the Red Banks Elks website: Redbankelks.org. * * * * *The Annual Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Admission and parking are free.Board and Monmouth streets will be closed to vehicular traffic as approximately 300 artists, crafters, retailers, merchants, restaurants and food vendors will be exhibiting their wares.There will be inflatable rides, live music, a DJ, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, games and family fun throughout the event. The 17-piece Full-Count Jazz Band will be performing at 11:30 a.m. on Broad Street and will be followed at 2 p.m. by The Flying Dogs of Jupiter Rock Band. Other musical entertainment will be performing on Monmouth Street.Free prizes will be given away by radio stations New Jersey 101.5-FM and Breeze Radio.Additional information is available by visiting the website at www.streetfairs.org. * * * * *Backward Glances, located at 43 Broad St., will be holding its Halloween costume preview day on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a portion of the sales being donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Isaac victims. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThis month, the Atlantic Highlands Library will introduce Baby Storytime to its children’s programs.The library, located at Boough Hall at 100 First Ave., will hold Baby Storytimes from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesdays.All little ones ages 10 to 24 months are welcome – with their parents or caregivers – to enjoy nursery rhymes, finger plays and playtime. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. No registration is required.For more information and to register for programs at the Atlantic Highlands Library, please call 732-291-1956. For more information on programming at the Monmouth County Library, visit the webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org. * * * * *All of the one-minute films selected for FilmOneFest 2012, including several shown only at the awards reception, can be viewed 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.Film lovers will have the opportunity to meet co-directors Robert O’Connor and Julie Gartenberg, as well as judges and winning film-makers at the special screening at the Paper Moon Puppet Theatre in Atlantic Highlands.Admission, including question-and-answer session with directors, judges and filmmakers, plus light refreshments, is only $10. Seating is very limited.Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council website, www.atlantic highlandsartscouncil.org or at The Painted Frame, 77 Center Ave. EATONTOWNThe Cancer Support Community is holding A Taste of Wellness during its open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 5, at 613 Hope Road.Each session will feature a presentation of Fight Cancer with Your Fork! by Susan Silberstein, Ph.D. Silberstein is an author, the founder/ director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education and a nationally recognized speaker on cancer and nutrition. Attendees will hear what science says about diet and cancer prevention, the best foods for fighting cancer, how to create an inner environment unfriendly to cancer and so much more.Paired with a healthy cooking demonstration seats are sure to fill quickly. Those who wish to attend should reserve a seat by calling Ilene Winters or Lorriane Mackin at 732-578-9200 or visit www.cscjerseyshore.org.In addition, a program snapshot will be offered. This will give visitors the opportunity to interact with members and hear firsthand how the Cancer Support Community programs of exercise, yoga, qi-gong and support groups have enhanced their recovery.The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in professional programs of emotional support, education and hope. FREEHOLDThe Monmouth County Master Gardener program is holding a Birds, Bugs and Beyond extravaganza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road.The event will feature children’s activities that look at bugs and birds and other garden creatures through live bird and snake shows, make and take crafts, games, composting and vermicomposting (with worms), garden tours and displays that feature bees, bats, butterflies, reptiles and insects.Monmouth County 4-H Herpetology Club members will show off their live snakes. Attendees will have a chance to hold a snake, ask questions and learn about herpetology from knowledgeable 4-H’ers.The day also will include the opening of Insane Insects, a 4-H art show of drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture all about insects. The art show will be on display through Sept. 30 in the agricultural building.Birds, Bugs and Beyond will be held rain or shine and is presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service of Monmouth County, the Monmouth County Master Gardeners and the 4-H Youth Development program.Additional information is available by calling the Monmouth County Master Gardeners at 732-303-7614.Master Gardeners are experts in all things related to home gardening in Monmouth County and the group will host a free Master Gardener Helpline Table at the event. LITTLE SILVERSickles Market will be holding its first-ever Biggest Tomato Contest on Saturday, Sept. 8. The weigh-in is slated for 1 p.m.The winner will receive many “At-a-boys (or girls)” and $100 gift certificate from Sickles Market. Preregistration is not required. There is no entry fee.The rules of the Biggest Tomato Contest require that participants enter only one tomato and that it must be grown by them. Tomatoes may be green, red, pink, white, or orange. The winning tomato will be judged by weight only.Registration in the contest grants permission for the entrant’s name and likeness to be used in the contest to related marketing materials.“We decided to hold the Biggest Tomato Contest because we have many enthusiastic garden customers who love a bit of fun and competition,” said Bob Sickles, third generation owner of Sickles Market. “Also these types of events offer a platform for sharing information and tips among our professionals and the gardeners.“We anticipate that our contestants will be swapping tips on how they grew their largest tomato, too. Plus, the professionals from Coast of Maine will also have some helpful hints on growing the healthiest, most productive crops in your home gardens. And gardening enthusiasts know that it’s as important to build your soil in the fall as it is in the spring,” he said.