Top Rung Brewing Releases Raspberry Wheat Seasonal

first_imgFacebook43Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Top Rung BrewingOn June 6 Top Rung Brewing Company will release a seasonal beer that has been much anticipated, our Raspberry Wheat.  A nice wheat beer that is infused with real raspberries and co-mingles with those raspberries in the brite tank for several weeks to impart an awesome raspberry flavor that is not overpowering but provides a subtle sweetness, flavor, and aroma complimented by a nice golden straw color.  A great seasonal to enjoy as the weather warms!Top Rung Brewing is a 10 barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility.  Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food vendors and food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered.  Top Rung Brewing: bringing quality craft beer to Lacey.Raspberry Wheat Statistics:  ABV: 4.6%, IBU: 25last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton’s 2017 Calendar Helps Dogs Find Homes

first_imgDel’s Feed & Farm SupplySE 1043 SR 3Shelton360-427-5026 Hoodsport Winery23501 N US Highway 101Hoodsport360-877-9894 Shelton Veterinary Hospital104 E J StreetShelton360-426-2616 Adopt-A-Pet Dog Shelter940 E. Jensen RoadShelton360-432-3091 Dan Dan the Locksmith Man220 N First StreetShelton360-426-5917 Off the Walls Gallery703 W. Railroad AveShelton360-480-6296 Olympic Bakery519 E. Pickering RdShelton360-426-4566 Coffinbirth Tattoo113 S 2nd StShelton360-868-2315 Brian R Oleson DDS68 N Lake Cushman RdHoodsport360-877-5151 Kaleidoscope Massage1061 SE SR 3Shelton360-427-7461 Critters Great and Small1209 Olympic Hwy SShelton360-868-2569 Shelton Cinemas517 W Franklin StShelton360-426-1000 The Shopper 2505 Olympic Hwy N.Shelton360-426-4677 Advanced Automotive Services2921 Northview CircleShelton360-426-6403 Elaine’s Paw Spot106 S 7th StShelton360-462-1111 Hood Canal Communications2218 Olympic Highway N.Shelton360-898-2481 Business NameAddressCityPhone North Bay Kayaks and Cones18350 SR3Allyn360-535-2198 Sylvan Pet Lodge270 SE Spring PlaceShelton360-426-3052 Facebook71Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonAdopt-A-Pet has created a fun 2017 Alumni Calendar of wonderful dogs adopted from their shelter. It features 25 gorgeous photos by professional photographer and shelter volunteer, Sherry Simon.Calendars are available at several businesses in the area, including the shelter, and can be purchased online with a small shipping fee added. Buy yourself two so you can see happy dog faces at work and at home. They also make great gifts for a good cause. The suggested donation of $15 benefits the shelter.LunaFor sales locations and details, check Adopt-A-Pet’s Facebook events page or website at  The shelter is located at 940 E. Jensen Road in Shelton and open 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.NOTE: Calendars are currently available at the below – more locations may be added Union City Market5101 E State Route 106Union360-898-3500last_img read more

Dash Saturday Service Resumes April 1

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit’s free shuttle service, Dash, resumes service April 1. The shuttle operates Saturdays every 10 minutes from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Take the shuttle through the heart of downtown Olympia between Capitol Campus and the Farmers Market. Look for bus stops marked “Dash” located every couple of blocks along the shuttle route.For additional Dash shuttle information, including the Monday – Friday service schedule, please visit or contact Intercity Transit Customer Service at 360-786-1881.Dash Saturday service is seasonal and ends September 2, 2017.For More Information:Ally McPherson, Marketing & Communications Representative360-705-5836amcpherson@intercitytransit.comlast_img read more

Commissioner Scott Hilburn Receives Governance Excellence Award

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of ClinicsThe Washington State Hospital Association presented District Commissioner Scott Hilburn with its inaugural Ben Lindekugel Governance Excellence Award at the association’s annual meeting, October 9, at the Hyatt Regency in Renton. Hilburn has served as an elected commissioner for Public Hospital District No. 1 for 18 years. The District oversees Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. Please join us in congratulating Commissioner Hilburn.The Ben Lindekugel Governance Excellence Award was created this year to recognize a hospital board member or commissioner who has displayed exemplary leadership and community service. The award was named after the late Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts Executive Director Ben Lindekugel, who was dedicated to ensuring good governance among hospitals across Washington.“Scott has been a tremendous commissioner who cares deeply about his community,” said Cassie Sauer, WSHA president and CEO. “Scott represents the very best in hospital governance: a passion for his community, commitment of his time and attention, and a dedication to finding solutions to challenging problems. We are excited to honor him with this award.”Growing up, Scott Hilburn didn’t feel a strong sense of community — his father’s career in electronics and the emerging television markets meant the family moved throughout the country most of Hilburn’s childhood. He went on to earn a business degree from the University of Oklahoma and then serve in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1966. Ford Motor Company recruited Hilburn to the company’s executive training program, which brought him to Shelton to oversee a struggling auto dealership.Hilburn ended up purchasing a dealership, and he found the community he didn’t know he was looking for. He planted roots in Shelton in 1971, and since then, he hasn’t looked back. He went on to grow his business and raise his two sons with his wife, Karen Hilburn.In the 1980s, Hilburn served on the District’s Board of Commissioners for six years, but the organization was very different then compared to now. Seeking new challenges, Hilburn went on to serve as mayor of Shelton. He also became active in many other organizations in the community, including the Noon Kiwanis Club, the Mason County Intergovernmental Council, the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, which honored him as a Citizen of the Year, and the Economic Development Council of Mason County.Hilburn co-founded the Karen Hilburn Cancer Fund in 2004, to financially support underinsured and uninsured Mason County women for treatment of breast and cervical cancers. His work with the Fund, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, brought him in the orbit of the Hospital District once again. He has served on the board for nearly 12 years.“The change in the Hospital stands out,” Hilburn said of what’s changed during his two tenures. “We’ve made big strides in our quality delivery system. We’ve improved in nearly every way at the Hospital, from reduction in patient falls to fewer patients getting infections after surgery. The staff also receives more training and we have new equipment. It truly feels like a new day for Mason General.”Hilburn’s favorite thing about the District is its people.“At Mason General, when we accomplish something really special, it’s because we have a team of leaders all working together to achieve a common goal,” he said. “I am thankful to our CEO Eric Moll, my fellow commissioners, Gayle Weston and Don Wilson, and to Karen, my wife, who supports my mission to make our Hospital the very best it can be.”MGH&FC is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. MGH&FC now offers 3D Mammography Services and Virtual Care 24/7.  For more information on 3D mammograms, Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, visit read more

Shoaib Akhtar slams Pakistan U19s and praises Indian team after semifinal showdown

first_imgAdvertisement b3zmy4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsijdv1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E81( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 25jewWould you ever consider trying this?😱27knykCan your students do this? 🌚1ylw2Roller skating! Powered by Firework Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistani pacer, was all praise for the Indian youngsters after their resounding victory over Pakistan in the semi-final of the ongoing U-19 World Cup in South Africa. The Priyam Garg-led Team India brushed aside their arch-rivals with a comprehensive 10-wicket victory at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Tuesday, after a fantastic display by the bowlers (Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi and Ravi Bishnoi) saw the Pakistanis collapse for just 172; while openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyansh Saxena easily chased down the target with 14.4 overs to spare.Advertisement The Rawalpindi Express lauded the ‘Boys in Blues’, declaring that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands. He also criticised Pakistan’s fielding efforts and said that his country did not deserve to reach the finals of this prestigious tournament.Advertisement “They (India) won it and won it comprehensively. This Indian team deserves praise and they must be told that there are some players in your team who will surely represent India in the future. I am very happy to see that India’s future is in the right hands,” Akhtar said in his YouTube channel.“Congratulations to the Pakistan U19 team for reaching the semis. It was a good effort but not good enough to take you to the finals. It was a pathetic fielding performance by Pakistan. Despite being U19, can’t you put in dives while fielding? They did not deserve to be in the finals but on the other end congratulations to India for winning the semis” he added.Advertisement But the pacer heaped high praise for Jaiswal, who struggled against all odds to reach the Indian team and is being hailed as one of the most exciting prospects of the country.“India’s boy Jaiswal, he left his village to come to Mumbai and used to sleep in milk dairies. He has scored two centuries in U19 cricket. Jaiswal used to sell pani-puri in the morning. He sold pani-puris to his teammates to have food on his plate.”“Imagine this kind of a guy, who will be street smart and will fight for his place. Rajasthan Royals bought Jaiswal and remember my words that Jaiswal is going to go places. He has the power, passion and interest for the game. He will represent the senior team; this is a guarantee.” “Pakistan players need to learn from Jaiswal’s history. He is running behind excellence and money is running behind him now,” the former Pakistan speedster said.With this victory, India marched into their second consecutive World Cup final and will face either Bangladesh or New Zealand in the final on February 9 at Potchefstroom. You may also like:India U19 march on to finals after defeating Pakistan by 10 WicketsAustralia U19 batsman sledges Indian bowler Kartik Tyagi – watch what happens next! Advertisementlast_img read more

Rules of poker: All you need to know about the card game!

first_imgImage Courtesy: DepositphotosAdvertisement 480NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsppj6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Env( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p1Would you ever consider trying this?😱5b67ulCan your students do this? 🌚8jzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Poker is one of the most played card games all over the world. Played in many different variations, its popularity has engulfed casinos, poker clubs, private groups and now with the blessing of technology, even the internet. There are a number of online poker websites that are rising in popularity, as both casual players and poker enthusiasts face off against each other, testing their skill and luck. Advertisement Interested in getting into poker? Here are some basic rules one needs to know.Image Courtesy: DepositphotosOriginated in 19th century United States, poker gained huge popularity, and has been called the national card game of the country, and has become an inseparable part of the American culture. From its many variants, Texas Hold’em and Omaha are the two most popular poker games in the world. Poker later found its way into the world of computers, as many websites were developed to let the players of the card game experience it in the virtual world, like IDN POKER.Advertisement Lets look at some basic rules below-Card values and Score:Poker is played using the standard 52 card deck, sometimes one or two joker cards are also used. To win any game, a player must have a solid idea on the fundamentals of betting, and ‘poker hands’ which consists of five cards. The values of the hands depend on the individual value of the different cards of the deck, and the total value of a hand ranges in descending order from ‘Five of a Kind’ (the highest possible hand), Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pairs, One Pair and ‘No Pair’ where none of the five cards in the hand pair up.Advertisement Dealing and Betting:There are five actions a player can take regarding betting after the initial cards are dealt. These are- Check: to decline the chance of betting, Bet: to bet when no bets have taken place in an ongoing round, Fold: to forfeit a current hand, Call: calling to match the highest bet of a round and Raise: to match the highest bet of a round and raising it to a greater one.Chips and Betting Limits:Chips are an inseparable part of poker, and at least 200 chips are required for a game with seven or more players involved. There are three types of chips, which are coloured according to the value of bets. These are- White: also known as the ‘unit’ or the lowest valued chip, worth the minimum bet, Red: one red chip is worth five white chips of five units, and Blue: the highest valued chip. One blue chip is worth 10 or 20 or 25 white chips or units.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Is sport in India casually racist?BCCI clarifies its stance on Asia Cup and IPL 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

Aynsley powers Rebels to lead in Kootenay Final, game four Saturday

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Fernie Ghostriders had more shots but the Castlegar Rebels scored more goals.Northern Michigan University bound Ryan Aynsley scored twice and added an assist to power the Rebels to a 5-3 victory over the Riders in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Thursday night in the Sunflower City.The Rebels take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay Conference Final with game four set for Saturday in Castlegar. Eager to regain home ice advantage, the Eddie Mountain Champs out shot and out scored the Rebels in the opening frame.Jeff Zmurchyk and Luke Richardson sandwiched power play goals for Fernie around a marker by Castlegar’s Anthony Delong to give the Riders the 2-1 first period lead. Fernie out shot Castlegar 10-7.Former Nelson Leaf Connor McLaughlin gave Fernie a 3-1 lead midway through the second before the Rebels rallied to tie the game on goals by Kootenay Ice affiliate Jesse Knowler and Aynsley.In the third, despite being out shot 18-9, Stuart Walton gave the Rebels the lead for good with just over two minutes remaining in the game. Anysley added an insurance marker into the empty net to complete the scoring.Alex Ross, facing 36 shots, won the battle of the goaltenders, out dueling Andrew Walton. Okanagan Conference now a best of threeDevon Hascarl scored a short handed goal at 6:17 of overtime to lift the defending KIJHL champs to a 2-1 victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes in game four of the Okanagan Conference Final Thursday in Revelstoke.Game five is Saturday in Osoyoos.After playing through a scoreless 40 minutes Dogs’ C.J. Kort and Bruce Silvera of the Grizz scored the only goals of the game.Osoyoos out shot the Grizz 60-51 in the game.Each team has now won a game in overtime. Osoyoos captured game two of the series in extra time as Kort scored for the Dogs.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Rhythm Ropers shine at Provincial Skipping Championships

first_imgThe Rhythm Ropers had a very successful Provincial championships Saturday and Sunday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar in Nelson.The club this year had several new skippers who were competing in their first competition.They started out the weekend by placing second in the 14-and-under large group category, which was great since their average age was only 10 years and it was their first time in large group.The senior skippers then went out and skipped and amazing large group choreographed by Darren Fuss. This continued the RR domination in large group. On the small team day the teams continued to find success.The Candy Cane Ropers of Ashleigh MacLean, Sophie Packham, Lauren Robertson  and Lauren Hartridge took a first in the four-man and had several  second and third place finishes to end up second overall in the 8 and 9-year-old division. The team was closely followed by the Rockin Ropers of Kaitlyn Fitchett, Willa Morrison, Amy Schellenberg and Elli Southam. Morrison and Fitchett led the group to a third place overall finish by placing first in their duo.The club has two 10-11 year old teams.  The young team of the Lollipop Ropers consisting of Ella Pelosa, Abby Jackson, Emily Schellenberg and Sierra Jones placed third overall.  Frankie Pierce, Makayla Shaw, Kalina  Spurge, Michelle Oudemann and Kayleigh Foxcroft,  known as the Funky Monkeys, placed fifth overall and did an excellent job on their Double Dutch Single freestyle placing first.The Ropers of Kyle  Poulin, Jordan Mulvihill, Ashley McKen, Danielle Solari, Tessa Exley  burned up the four-speed events taking four firsts and set four new records while placing first overall. They had the highest freestyle scores of the tournament in both their double ditches and four-man. The young SPF team of Joscelyn Koehle, Bradley  Spurge, Lillea Goian  and Emily Musa place second overall . They were led by a strong duo result by Joscelyn and Bradley.The Raging Rapid Ropers comprised of Kate Exley, Christina Musa, Larissa Napora, Courtney Craig and Dana Knapik competed in the 18 + category and took firsts in Double Dutch Pairs Freestyle, Double Dutch Single Free four-man Freestyle and Double Dutch Pairs Speed. They met the challenge from the very experienced Isensation from Abbotsford. At the end of the day they had to be happy with a second overall as Abbotsford beat them by one point.Coach Brenda Reid was “impressed with the clubs results, especially since it is a rebuilding year as they have so many new skippers.”“The new skippers had  progressed very well and so they did not skip as Rookies for the usual two years but instead went straight into the National Stream.”The senior skippers had regrouped after last years Worlds as some of our senior skippers had moved away and some were now in the workforce. This was to be a year to adjust to the new combinations and begin to excel for next year which is another World’s year.  So the results showed us that our combinations are very strong. On Sunday the Rhythm Ropers participated in the Master Events which are all single or solo type events- 30 sec. speed, 3 minute endurance skip, double and triple unders and a solo freestyle routine to music.In the mainstream, which are the skippers trying to earn a berth to the nationals the following skippers qualified. 7 and under – rookie Jessica Fitchett won ribbons in three events.  8 and 9 year olds –  Ella Pelosa, Lauren Hartridge, Abby Jackson, Sophie Packham10 and 11 year olds  –  Kalina Spurge and Michelle Oudemann as the alternate12-14 year olds – Bradley Spurge 15-17 year olds – Ashley McKen, Tessa  Exley, Larissa Napora, Dana Knapik, Christina Musa, Jordan Mulvihill and Kyle Poulin18+  Kate ExleyIn the Rookie Category several skippers did well in particular Joscelyn Koehle, Kaitlyn Fitchett, Willa Morrison, Amy Schellenberg, Elli Southam, Makayla  Shaw, Frankie Pierce and Kayleigh Foxcroft.Most of the jumpers skipped their goals and personal bests in the speed and power events  Sunday so I was pleased with their results.  There are 13 events over the weekend so keeping every one in the zone and mentally prepared when the events come so quickly is a challenge for the coaches. It helps to have a bag of tricks you can call on because different things work with different jumpers.  Junior coaches Krista Maida and Baily Smith were great at assisting with the physical and emotional prep of the younger jumpers. At the end of the day on Sunday Kyle Poulin challenged The triple Under record which he had set at Records Day and succeeded in breaking it.   The old record had been consecutive triples and he set a new record of  triples in two minutes.Some other notable results had Sophie Packham winning the freestyle in the 8-9 category but closely followed by fellow teammates – Abby Jackson taking second, Lauren Hartridge taking third, Ella Peloso in fourth, Lauren Robertson  sixth. Michelle Oudemann in her first year of skipping took second out of 27 skippers in 10 -11 freestyle. Tessa Exley took the third place in 15-17 category which was great for her first year in that division. Her sister Kate managed to repeat the placing in 18+ taking third in her first year in that very tough category jumping against veteran skippers like Rheanne Segstro, who once again took first in the category. Kyle Poulin was first in the boys 15-17 and Bradley Spurge was first in 12-14 boys.  In the Rookie Category Joscelyn Koehle took first in freestyle in the 12-14 category.In the endurance skip Joscelyn Koehle, Jordan Mulvihill, Bradley Spurge and Kalina Spurge all had first place finishes and Dana Knapik took a second.In 30 second speed Jordan led the way setting a new record and was followed by  first  place finishes by Ella Pelosa, Joscelyn Koehle and  Bradley Spurge.In power Ella Pelosa, Joscelyn Koehle  took seconds.  And Bradley Spurge, Kyle Poulin and Dana Knapik walked away with firsts.The other teams felt the tournament was well run and that the banquet on Saturday night was delicious. There were numerous comments on how beautiful Nelson is and how lucky we are to live here.  Thanks to the great weather and the support of Nelson and the hard work of the Rhythm Roper parents and local volunteers the weekend was a huge success. Now with all the RR qualifying for Nationals on  July 19-21st in Calgary it is time to review score sheets and tweak routines to make them even more impressive.last_img read more

Hawks, Leafs play to 2-2 tie

first_imgNo need to find a winner . . . it’s preseason hockey. The coaching staffs of the Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks saw everything they wanted during a pair of exhibition tilts — the final game ending in a 2-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League tie Wednesday night at the Hawks’ Nest in Fruitvale.Beaver Valley edged the Leafs 5-4 Tuesday in Nelson.The teams continue to fine to the roster as all KIJHL teams look to opening the season September 14.Nelson host Castlegar Rebels while the Hawks travel to Grand Forks.ICE CHIPS: He played all his minor hockey in Nelson, but for Coleton Dawson it’s time to move on as the Heritage City native inked a deal with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. First game back playing in Nelson Dawson scored once and added a pair of assists Tuesday against the Leafs. . . .Nelson plays in Castlegar Sunday afternoon before returning to the NDCC Arena for the final exhibition contest against the same Rebels.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Co-op

first_imgKootenay Co-op rode timely scoring and great goalkeeping to the 2013 Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer Championship at the Lakeside Pitch.Kootenay Co-op thumped defending champion Old Dogs FC before knocking off regular season champ Innkeepers 2-0 in the final to claim the title. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports want to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.The winnng team includes, Simon Lintz, Rob Mastroddi, Xavier Schutter, Liam Burton, Leo Grypma, Sveta Tisma, Ben Morris, Jack Steenberg, Ratko Ivanovic, Morien Shones, Johnny Colbeck, Shayne Brandel and Jim Mikol.last_img read more