Author Talk Scheduled At Olympia Timberland Library

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional Library“Bending with the Wind: Memoir of a Cambodian Couple’s Escape to America” presents an inside look at the terrors of the Khmer Rouge and a portrait of the immigrant experience in America. Authors Bounchoeurn Sao, Diyana D. Sao and Karline F. Bird will be at the Olympia Timberland Library on Wednesday, November 28 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. to tell the story.The memoir chronicles the couple’s childhoods, their lives after the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in April 1975, their journeys to Thailand and later the United States, and their efforts to forge a new life.After a secondary education, Bounchoeurn entered the army, joined the Special Forces, and worked for the Americans. He became a slave laborer after the fall of Phnom Penh and eventually escaped to Thailand. In another part of Cambodia, Bounriem enjoyed a happy childhood until the takeover. Fleeing from the advancing Khmer Rouge, she arrived at the same refugee camp as Bounchoeurn, where they met, married, and immigrated to America.Bounchoeurn Sao is a retired Olympia School district educator and interpreter for Cambodian and Lao refugees. He also works for the family janitorial business. Diyana Sao (Bounriem) is the owner and manager of the business. Bird, a retired Olympia High School teacher, has taught English in Thailand and China.The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, people may contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit read more

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office joins #GivingTuesday Movement

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted byOn December 2 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington will put Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza and his twin brother, Lewis County Sheriff Elect Rob Snaza behind bars in a cell at Capital Mall.  This is to build awareness around the importance of mentoring and to raise money to ensure more kids in our community have consistent role models.  The sheriffs are counting on the community to bail them out with hopes of raising at least $20,000.Every month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Washington supports over 900 youth, mentors and family members in 5 counties.  Benefits are seen in the juvenile justice system.  “Every day I see cases where a child without a trusted role-model wanders down a destructive path,” says Sheriff John Snaza.  The average cost to incarcerate a juvenile for a 9 – 12 month period is between $66,000 – $88,000.  “What a difference it would make if even one of these youth had a mentor,” continues Snaza.During the BIG Bail Out, Sheriff’s John & Rob Snaza will be jailed in a cell at Capital Mall Food Court from 11 AM to 6 PM.  You can help post bail in person at the Mall, or online.Those who are interested in joining the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office #GivingTuesday initiative can visit their website, Facebook page or follow #GivingTuesday on Twitter.last_img read more

Lifelong Youth Advocate Charles Shelan to Retire After 35 Years as…

first_imgFacebook66Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Community Youth ServicesCharles Shelan, CEO of Community Youth Services, announced his planned retirement. Scott Hanauer will succeed Shelan at the helm of the non-profit organization.Charles Shelan, who grew a fledgling Thurston County nonprofit agency into one of the largest and most comprehensive child welfare organizations between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Portland, is retiring.Today that agency, Community Youth Services, operates over 20 programs for 3,000 youth and young adults in southwest Washington. Shelan has served as CYS CEO since 1979.Long-time CYS clinical director Scott Hanauer will succeed Shelan as CEO following his retirement July 31.“Charles’ dedication to social justice and child welfare is boundless,” said Geoff Crooks, chair of the CYS board of directors. “He embraced the latest innovative program and counseling techniques to make an immeasurable difference in the lives of over 65,000 children, youth and families.”The Community Youth Services staff of 113 provides emergency shelter, foster care, job training, mental health counseling and transitional housing. The agency has an annual budget of $8.3 million.In 2015, CYS will expand into Tacoma, opening a young adult shelter and drop-in center. Shelan will continue to consult with CYS after retirement to support the expansion effort.Hanauer, a respected expert in adolescent behavior, has 40 years of child welfare experience. He lectures widely on adolescent behavior, serves as a trainer for foster parents and is widely known for his commitment to child welfare services. Hanauer joined CYS in 2004 supervising a growing range of services and recently earning licensure for CYS as a mental health agency.As CEO, Hanauer will continue the agency’s focus on behavioral health, expanding services in Thurston and Mason counties for youth and young adults experiencing mental health disorders.“On behalf of the kids and the entire community, we thank Charles for his tireless leadership and service,” Crooks said. “We remain committed to our shared vision that all children regardless of economic, gender, gender identification or ethnic status are able to grow up fulfilling their full potential.”Shelan and Hanauer will work closely together and with the board of directors to ensure a smooth leadership transition.last_img read more

Westport Winery Garden Resort Adds Two New Partners

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport Winery Garden ResortWestport Winery Garden Resort’s founders, Blain and Kim Roberts, have added two partners to their business. On March 13, the couple gifted their adult children, Carrie and Dana, 40% ownership of the venture they started in 2008. Blain said, “We built this business with the idea that it would give us the opportunity to work alongside Carrie and Dana to teach them the love of the land, the community, and of enterprise. It’s incredibly satisfying to see them take this new role.”Carrie, who began as the winery’s tasting room manager became the chief financial officer of the resort in 2014. She holds a degree from Eastern Washington University. Prior to working at the family winery she was the education coordinator at Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. After college she also spent a year working for Lahaina Divers on Maui, the company Blain founded in 1978.Dana, who began as their sole winemaker, is now the director of winemaking, with a team working for him. He too is a graduate of Eastern Washington University. He followed his degree with an enology and viticulture certification from Washington State University.Blain and Kim will remain involved in the day-to-day operation of the business while working on the company’s plan to become the Butchart Gardens of Washington State. Kim said, “We see this as part of the legacy we are leaving our kids and our community.”Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The winery (including the restaurant, bakery, nursery and gardens) is open daily and offers lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

2nd Annual City of Tumwater Community Summit May 17

first_imgThursday, May 17, 20185 – 8 p.m. Community Summit3 p.m. Pre-Summit WorkshopTumwater Middle School6335 Littlerock Rd SWTumwater, WA  98512 Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterEvent organizers are gearing up for this second annual community-wide event that brings together school, community and business leaders to discuss topics impacting the health and future of youth and families in the greater Tumwater area.Tumwater Community Summit 2018 will focus on homelessness and poverty – both the challenges faced by homeless populations and the factors that contribute to poverty.Tumwater City Administrator John Doan and Tumwater School Superintendent John Bash hope participants learn more about the realities of homelessness, and how to effectively connect and support families in poverty. “It’s our goal that this year’s Summit will inspire us to look for what we can do, as individuals and as a community, to find better outcomes for people in poverty,” says Doan.The event includes a pre-summit session designed for educators, individuals and organizations that provide services to homeless and at-risk youth.The Community Summit begins at 5 p.m. with dinner and special guest Dr. Donna Beegle, Co-Founder and President of Communication Across Barriers, whose mission is to help communities “fight poverty, not those who live in it.”Dr. Beegle inspires and educates individuals, organizations, politicians and entire communities with proven models to better outcomes for people in poverty.Following dinner and a keynote address by Dr. Beegle, there will be breakout sessions for participants to discuss several topics related to poverty, homelessness and community resources.During the breakout sessions, Dr. Beegle will introduce The Opportunity Community Model™, a movement designed to create communities “where all members thrive and are connected to one another.” The model removes the shame that poverty teaches, and rebuilds hope that poverty steals.Business leaders and community members who are looking for effective approaches to fighting poverty and homelessness are encouraged to join students, families and educators at Tumwater Community Summit 2018.When:                                     Where:                             The event is free, registration is requested.To register, send an email to Hanna Miles, Executive Assistant/Deputy Clerk at the City of Tumwater, or call (360) 754-4120.last_img read more

City of Olympia City Services on Thanksgiving and Day After

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaAll City of Olympia offices including City Hall, Olympia Municipal Court, Olympia Probation Services, and The Olympia Center will be closed on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, 2018, in observance of Thanksgiving and the day after.City Services ProvidedFire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services.Free Parking: Customers shopping downtown are reminded that they do not need to pay the meter on City-recognized holidays.Parks Open: All City of Olympia Parks will be open from dawn to dusk.Public Works Emergencies: Citizens with a Public Works emergency (drinking water, wastewater, STEP alarms, or transportation) can call emergency dispatch at 360.753.8333.Regular Waste Collection Schedules In Effect: Residential and commercial garbage, recycling or organics WILL be collected, based on your regular schedule. Crews may arrive earlier than normal on holidays, so set your cart out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection.Intercity TransitIntercity Transit will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, and will operate regular schedules on the day after. For more information please visit or call 360.786.1881last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Chubbs

first_imgFacebook98Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Chubbs! He is a 5-year-old, 121-pound, Labrador Retriever mix, who is available July 9.  Chubbs is a strong boy whose middle name should be “Mellow.” He wants nothing more than to be a part of the family. He will greet you with a Happy Dance that shows off his happy disposition. Because Chubbs lived in a yard all his life, he is currently learning leash manners. Previously, he lived in a home with children (small at first but they grew into teens), another cat and dog, so he is used to being around other animals. Chubbs is extremely sweet, smart, and loving. He has will require a fenced yard at his new home so he will be his happy self.Further questions?  Currently, emails are the only method of communication.  We all care about the health of our 2-legged caregivers and the community at large, so as a precaution we are suspending our public open hours.  We are still taking email inquiries, on-line applications and will be in touch with you as soon as we are able.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this time! Stay Well!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 or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

Ashwin trolls Ramiz Raja for his translator faux pas in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka…

first_imgAdvertisement 76qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8nwrf7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecbj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 12thWould you ever consider trying this?😱0xCan your students do this? 🌚30gfwRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin trolled Ramiz Raja for his translator haux pas in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka post match presentation. It was an awkward incident that occurred in the post match presentation in the last T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.Advertisement Sri Lankan leg spinner Wanidu Hasaranga was the man of match in the last T20 match of the bilateral series in Lahore. The young leg spinner of Sri Lanka took 3 important wickets of Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz and Asif Ali in this match. The chief selector of Sri Lankan cricket board, Asantha de Mel was present in the post match presentation ceremony. He came forward during the interview of Wanidu Hasaranga.Advertisement Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja was conducting the post match presentation ceremony. He asked Wanidu Hasaranga if it was his best performance so far in his career. The young Sri Lankan cricketer answered ‘yes’ in perfect tone. Yet Ramiz Raja gave the mic to the chief selector of Sri Lanka, Asantha de Mel to brief his words.The video went viral in the social media and everywhere Ramiz Raja was trolled for his activity. Ravichandran Ashwin also could not resist him from retweeting the video with a comment ‘Lmao morning!!’.Advertisement Lmao morning!!— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 10, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

Ind vs Ban 1st Test 2nd Day Review: Mayank’s double ton drives India to…

first_imgImage Courtesy: WisdenAdvertisement co6nf9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs11ktWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esh2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5bjWould you ever consider trying this?😱1eCan your students do this? 🌚atp1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Mayank Agarwal’s purple patch continued with yet another prolific first innings outing which was subsequently converted into his second double hundred. Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with fifties as the hosts ended the day with a mammoth lead of 343.Advertisement Image Courtesy: WisdenResuming from 86-1, Cheteshwar Pujara fell soon after reaching his half-century. Abu Jayed struck gold as he managed to dismiss Virat Kohli for a second-ball duck after trapping him right in front of the stumps.The Indian vice-captain joined the proceedings and shared a 190 run partnership for the fourth wicket before getting dismissed for 86. Agarwal, at the other end, continued to prolifically score before getting to his double ton. The opening batsmen registered 8 maximums to his name, which is a new record for an Indian batsman.Advertisement Ravindra Jadeja got to his fifty as well while Umesh Yadav presented the theatrics by the end of the day’s play with an explosive contribution of 26 off 10 deliveries which included 3 sixes.Read Also:Advertisement Watch Abu Dhabi T10 League Live and Exclusive on SONY SIX & SONY SIX HD, SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD (Hindi)Ind vs Ban 1st Test Day 1 Review: Bangladesh collapse yet again to hand India early honours  Advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli explains why he is ‘in awe’ of Cristiano Ronaldo and not Lionel…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Action/LaPresseAdvertisement tbfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5587Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ee( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b45Would you ever consider trying this?😱5nnCan your students do this? 🌚6t1lRoller skating! Powered by Firework From the West Delhi Cricket Academy recruit to the captain Indian Cricket Team, it has been a long journey for Virat Kohli. Motivation from the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and the persistent support from Anushka Sharma are the key factors, but the skipper revealed the one footballer that he venerate, the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo, even more so than Lionel Messi.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Action/LaPresseThe Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper was present for a talk show with India Today, and speaking to Indian sports journalist Boria Majumdar, the 31 year old said that its the Portuguese hit man whom he idolizes.“I think Cristiano Ronaldo because I like the fact that is targeted on a daily basis but he has the mental strength, the will to work hard and the desire to keep coming back.” Kohli said in the interview.Advertisement The talent that comes natural to Messi, is a product of sheer will power and hard work for Cristiano Ronaldo, as Kohli believes it to be.“For me those things matter more than someone having absolute unreal natural ability, which is (Lionel) Messi, so I am in awe of Ronaldo.” he added.Advertisement Kohli will be leading team India in their upcoming T20 series against West Indies, starting from 6th December. Advertisementlast_img read more