Fun-Filled Entertainment and Events at the Thurston County Fair

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Thurston County FairLive and Local concert series, Savor South Sound tastings part of 2014 highlightsThis year’s Thurston County Fair is chock full of sights, sounds and tastes to entertain the whole herd from Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3. Photo credit: Whitewood Cider.Savor South Sound Beverage TastingsThe Savor South Sound beverage tasting event is back this year and better than ever, featuring dozens of delectable Northwest drinks. You’ll find Savor South Sound on the Gazebo Green this year with tastings from a dozen cideries, breweries and wineries on Friday and Saturday between 5 and 10 p.m. Patrons must be 21 or over to enter the event. Don’t forget to try some of the hors d’oeuvre pairings provided by local growers and producers that are new to Savor South Sound this year. Get more Savor South Sound details at by clicking on the “Entertainment” tab.Live & Local Concert SeriesIf you are looking for even more reasons to visit the fair this year, then consider the line-up of local entertainers that will be delighting crowds with their sizzling summer sounds during the “Live & Local” concert series that is free with your fair admission. The Live & Local line-up features South Sound favorites like Artesian Rumble Arkestra on Wednesday, Brittany Kingery on Thursday, The Blackberry Bushes on Friday, and an encore appearance by The Brown Edition on Saturday along with DBST, all playing on the Main Stage sponsored by Les Schwab. New to the Live & Local line-up this year are some musical pairings on the Food Court Stage with the neighboring Savor South Sound event. And be sure to catch this year’s KACS Sunday Concert featuring legendary Christian rocker Bryan Duncan. Get more Live & Local details and other entertainment information at by clicking on the “Entertainment” tab.Other new events in 2014 include up close and personal displays and presentations by Predators of the Heart in front of Heritage Hall. You can visit with all of the feathery, furry and scaly friends all five days at the Thurston County Fair. New on Saturday, August 2 is the Tattoo Art Contest where local tattoo artists will have their skill and artistry on display and cash prizes on the line. Also new in 2014 is the Rescue Pet Roundup on Sunday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hicks Lake Barn. Come meet all of our furry friends who are available for adoption. There are also several fan favorites making a comeback this year at the fair, including:One Buck Wednesday on July 30, when admission is just $1 per person when you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Thurston County Food Bank. Tons of other $1 deals are featured inside the fair.Kid’s Day Thursday, July 31. Kids 14 and under pay just $2 for admission, and carnival armbands that get you unlimited carnival rides for the day are buy-one-get-one free for your buddy. Don’t forget, admission for kids 5 and under is always FREE at the fair!Military Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug. 1. Active duty and retired military personnel and their families can get $2 admission to the fair with your military ID. Just present your military ID for lots of other military deals inside the fair.Author’s Corner is back in the Sharp Building will once again feature local authors selling books, greeting fans, and autographing everything from children’s books to crime dramas.The Antiques Appraisal event is back on Friday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall, when a professional appraiser will evaluate collectibles and antiques provided by local residents.The Thurston County Commissioners Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfast is free with fair admission. Join us on the Gazebo Green on the east side of Heritage Hall.The annual Animal Market Sale will be in the Hicks Lake Barn on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.The annual 4-H Equine Western Games begin early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.For more information about these events and other fair entertainment and attractions, go to and click on the “Daily Events Calendar” link.The last day to purchase discount carnival ride armbands is Tuesday, July 29. Visit and click on “Fair News” for more information about discount carnival armbands and other discounts and deals.To learn more about this year’s events, entertainment and exhibits, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit“Fun for the Whole Herd at the Thurston County Fair!” July 30 – Aug. 3last_img read more

Lacey-based SCJ Alliance adds Eighth Office Location and New Team in…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceWhat started as three people in Thurston County is now more than 90 across the state and into Colorado. Two engineers and a planner have turned their breakaway team into a full-scale, multidisciplinary firm in just 12 years.In July, SCJ Alliance welcomed Studio Cascade, an award-winning, community planning and design firm in Spokane and increased their range even further.“Studio Cascade is highly regarded for their comprehensive plans, subarea plans, and master plans, adding greater depth to our planning group,” SCJ co-founder Jean Carr said.“This is a tremendous opportunity for our firms, our clients, and our employees,” she continued. “We both share a commitment to client relationships and quality work, treasure our employees, and value collaboration across disciplines.”Bill Grimes founded Studio Cascade in 1992. He shares, “Joining our firms provides an opportunity to grow and achieve more together than we could alone. We also have great alignment on our culture and approach to projects, which is so important.”Some of Studio Cascade’s high-visibility projects include the Lacey Depot District Subarea Plan, Council Bluffs Arts and Culture District Plan, Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park and City Dock Master Plan, San Juan County Vision Assessment, and the award-winning Port Angeles Waterfront Transportation Improvement Project.SCJ specializes in environmental and urban planning, civil engineering, transportation planning and design, landscape architecture, and public outreach. The privately-held, majority women-owned firm has been nationally recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects, and as a great place to work.In addition to Lacey and Spokane, SCJ has offices in Centralia, Seattle, Ballard, Vancouver, and Wenatchee, Wash. and another in Boulder, Colo.last_img read more

Selkirk Saints pull off weekend exhibition sweep of UVic Vikes

first_imgThe Selkirk Saints tuned up for start of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League by sweeping a pair of exhibition games against the University of Victoria Vikes this weekend at the NDCC Arena.The Saints opened with a 6-3 win Friday before closing out the two-game set by defeating the Vikes 5-3 Saturday.Dallas Calvin, of Beaver Valley Nitehawk fame, led the scoring for three-time defending BCIHL champs with goals in each of the two games.Three former members of the KIJHL Nelson Leafs are on the roster for UVic. Forwards Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill and defenceman Austin Seaman are entering their second season of BCIHL play with UVic, which opened the scoring in the two gamesSelkirk concludes the BCIHL exhibition season with a 3-3-1 record.The Saints open the 2015-16 BCIHL season Friday at the Castlegar Arena when Trinity Western University Spartans come to the Sunflower City.The teams play the second game of the weekend set Saturday in Castlegar. Puck drop for both days are at 7 p.m.The Saints will raise the 2015 Championship Banner during a special pre-game ceremony.UVic travels to Eastern Washington outside of Spokane to begin the regular season.The BCIHL was launched in 2006 and now includes five member teams: Eastern Washington University, Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University and the University of Victoria.last_img read more

Hope’s double puts Jaguars on ropes

first_img FALLING WICKETS BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Shai Hope’s second career first class double hundred battered Guyana Jaguars and left them fighting to remain afloat in their eighth round Regional four-day championship game against Barbados Pride here yesterday. The 23-year-old Hope piled up a career-best unbeaten 215 as Pride, starting the second day at Kensington Oval on 293 for two, declared on an imposing 480 for three in their first innings. Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase then picked up two wickets as Jaguars stumbled to the close on 119 for four, still 361 runs adrift of their target. Raymon Reifer was unbeaten on 25 and was partnered by veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul on 15, the pair having stabilised the innings after it slipped to 86 for four, 40 minutes before the close. After Pride declared 50 minutes before tea, attacking opener Shimron Hetmyer fell cheaply for one to the fifth ball of the innings, caught at short-leg by Anthony Alleyne off fast bowler Miguel Cummins. Test batsmen Rajindra Chandrika (24) and Leon Johnson (15) then added 52 for the second wicket, a partnership that saw Jaguars to the break on 30 for one. Both failed to build on resumption, however, falling within 12 deliveries of each other. Chandrika drove Chase to substitute Justin Greaves at mid-wicket while skipper Johnson played back and was leg before wicket to the same bowler. Left-hander Vishaul Singh spent an hour over 15 before clipping a leg-side catch to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off seamer Kevin Stoute. AT WARNER PARK: Windward Islands Volcanoes, sent in by Leeward Islands Hurricanes, reached 371 for five at the close. Scores: Volcanoes 371 for six (Sunil Ambris 155 not out, Devon Smith 65, Liam Sebastien 33 not out, Tyrone Theophile 30; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-110).last_img read more

Schoolgirls treated for mass hysteria

first_imgMore than 20 female students of the Dora Secondary School have been diagnosed with mass hysteria after they were transferred from the Long Creek Health Centre, Linden-Soesdyke Highway to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) on Wednesday.The diagnosis was given by the Hospital’s resident psychiatrist, Dr Sandra Aranguren-Gilart on Wednesday after she treated the students. Two of the girls were subsequently admitted, but were later discharged.Based on reports received, a group of schoolgirls between the ages of 12 and 15 reportedly began experiencing strange symptoms on the school’s premises on Tuesday.On Wednesday, four other girls reportedly returned to the health facility with the same symptoms, and were treated and sent away.Visits were later made by health officials to the school to determine what was causing the strange illness. According to reports, the canteen and water supply were inspected, but nothing was out of the ordinary.It was reported that as the officials were about to leave, the first five girls, along with four others, began experiencing the same symptoms and were rushed to the health facility.About 15 minutes after arriving at the health centre, another group of girls were said to have arrived with similar symptoms. Without hesitation, the girls were transported to the LHC for observation.While some had blamed the extremely hot weather for the symptoms, the hospital’s resident psychiatrist diagnosed the girls with mass hysteria.Mass hysteria is also described as a “conversion disorder”, in which a person has physiological symptoms affecting the nervous system in the absence of a physical cause of illness which may appear in reaction to psychological distress.last_img read more

Regional swimmers to compete in Fort St. John

first_imgAlong with the local swim club, neighboring swim clubs from Dawson Creek, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel and Fort Nelson will all be making their way to the Energetic City to test their skills in the pool.Swimmers will first hit the pool Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., with the first day of competition wrapping up at approximately 6 p.m.Following the first day of races will be a dinner barbeque for the athletes and everyone else participating in the competition.- Advertisement -Races will resume Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and organizers expect them to conclude in the early afternoon.The two day meet is being held at Fort St. John’s North Peace Leisure Pool.last_img

You haven’t seen the best of me yet! Man United summer signing vows to prove doubters wrong

first_img Luke Shaw Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has vowed the club haven’t seen the best of him yet in a Red Devils shirt.The England left-back has had a tough start to life at Old Trafford after his £30m move from Southampton in the summer.A series of niggling injuries have restricted the 19-year-old to just three Premier League appearances and he has had his fitness levels publicly questioned by boss Louis van Gaal.But after completing 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw at West Brom on Monday night, Shaw is determined to prove his doubters wrong.“They haven’t seen the best of me yet,” the Saints academy graduate declared.“They know I haven’t reached my full potential. I think people can maybe see that at the moment. I’m trying hard, it’s sort of getting used to everything. When you come to a club like this it’s never easy for a young player like me.“I’ll get myself started soon and put in good performances.” 1last_img read more


first_imgCHARITY: A Donegal cycling club will host a charity event to help raise funds and awareness regarding mental health.Inish Cycling Club will host the “i100” charity cycle on Saturday 14th May. Registration will take place at Moville FC at 8am.Participants can do the entire “i100” route or just take part.Funds raised in support of Zest, mental health support and the Alzeimhers Unit, Carndonagh .See FB for more details or contact organisers now on 0044-759-1715-255. INISH CYCLING CLUB HOST CHARITY CYCLE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT was last modified: March 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityFeaturesInish Cycling ClubSportlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman who went missing last week has thankfully been found safe and well this evening after a massive public appeal was launched. Deborah Love went missing last Thursday and hadn’t been since last Tuesday.Her distraught family launched an appeal for information on her whereabouts over the weekend. It prompted a huge response on social media and thankfully Deborah made contact with her family earlier this evening.Her daughter Rebecca posted the following message on her Facebook timeline in which she expressed her delight at finding her mum, and she also thanked everyone for their support.‘Just want everyone to know we are absolutely delighted that Deborah Love has been found safe. Thanks for all the support of everyone it has been so appreciated.”  MASSIVE RELIEF AS MISSING DONEGAL WOMAN FOUND SAFE AND WELL was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newslast_img read more

Why there’s no better time to buy a new Citroen than this week at Highland Motors

first_imgHighland Motors is delighted to announce the arrival of New Citroën C3 Aircross and details of the Citroën Open Week which is running this week from 6th-12th November 2017. Customers can avail of an exclusive offer of 3 years free servicing on all models ordered during the week. On top of that customers can also receive up to €4,500 scrappage* or opt for low rate finance starting from 2.9% APR Finance*; so there really is no better time to purchase a new Citroën! There is something to suit everyone in the extensive range of Citroën passenger vehicles including the all new Citroën  C3 Aircross Compact SUV, the most spacious and versatile SUV in its class.Launching nationwide on the 6th of November, the C3 Aircross is set to shake-up the market with its highly customisable character – 85 personalisation combinations – and distinctive SUV design.Citroën C3 AircrossOr perhaps the multi-award-winning Citroën Grand C4 Picasso would be more suitable for your family. The upgraded family-friendly seven-seater, brings an additional €1,600 worth of equipment including electronic tailgate and half leather trim.Citroën Grand C4 PicassoFor those looking for something more compact, the top-selling new Citroën C3 is perfect for zipping around town and will ensure you stand out from the crowd! Since it’s launch C3 has won 30 awards across Europe to date. All Citroën passenger cars now come with 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty giving you extra peace of mind. For more information on the award-winning Citroën range log onto or pop into the showroom today or call us on 074 91 27007.Citroën C3* T&C’s Apply: ask in Highland Motors for details.Why there’s no better time to buy a new Citroen than this week at Highland Motors was last modified: November 7th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carscitroen c3Highland MotorsmotoringOpen weeklast_img read more