Not a club member yet? Join our club and receive discounts of 10 – 25% on all of your wine purchases, first access to new wines, invitations to exclusive club events, and free tastings. You can sign-up online here or stop in. Club MembersWe should have your Spring Allotment ready for you to pick-up by April 28th. It will include the 2009 Tempranillo & 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (unless you have made other arrangements with us). If you have any specific requests for us as to what you would like to be included in your allotment please let us know prior to April 21st. Once your order has been filled we will not be able to change it. Remember your credit card on file will automatically be charged for your allotment, please call us or stop in if you have updated payment information. Thank you!Josh & Amy Stottlemyer Facebook0Tweet0Pin0It’s that time of year again, the trees are blooming, bud break on the grape vines has just begun in the Columbia Valley, and best of all, the new wines are being released. That’s right we will be releasing the first of our 2009 wines at the end of this month. 2009 was a hot year, these wines are not shy, they are bold, full bodied, and delicious.Stop in April 28 & 29 to be the first to try our 2009 Tempranillo and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the course of the next several months will also be releasing the 2009 Malbec, 2011 Rose’ of Sangiovese, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend, and 2011 Viognier. We will release other 2009 varietals as inventories become depleted later in the year.The release of the 2009’s also means we are running low on some of the 2008’s and we will be moving the 2008’s to Library status as we release the 2009’s. What is a Library wine? When possible we will be setting aside a certain number of cases of each wine in each vintage for those of you who are a fan of a particular year and will also from time to time, as our library grows, be doing vertical tastings of several vintages. A small amount of these library wines will continue to be available for purchase at a premium. The 2008 Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon will be available at the regular price until May 13th, after that the price will increase to $31 & $35 respectively. So stop in to stock up if you are a big fan of our 2008’s, please see below for currently available quantities. These will run out, so don’t wait. You can also reserve yours by ordering on our website and specifying pick-up if you do not want them shipped and don’t have time to stop in right away.Low Inventory Wines (Anything not listed has ample inventory remaining)2008 Viognier: 2 cases (limit of 2 bottles per person)2008 Tempranillo: 9 cases (limit 6 bottles per person)2008 Cabernet Sauvignon: 8 cases (limit 6 bottles per person)2008 Malbec: 8 Cases (limit 6 bottles per person)Upcoming EventsSunday April 29, 2012Shellfish SLURP5pm – 8pmFish Tale Brewhouse – Olympia, WAEnjoy a delicious oyster bar, live music and great local wines. Event and ticket information can be found HERE.
Facebook216Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Papa John’sPapa John’s Pizza announced recently that profits from all sales on Thursday, April 3th will be donated to the families of the Oso, Washington Mudslide victims.”Being locally owned and operated we knew we needed to reach out and help our community. We own a store in Marysville which is very close to Oso so we are currently donating pizzas daily to the families as well as the search & rescue personnel,” said Diane Kaelin, a local Papa John’s Franchisee.Al Randazzo, Papa Johns Franchise Business Director for the Western US says, “The loss these families are experiencing is devastating. Our gratitude, respect and admiration to all of the rescue workers and to the help the Salvation Army is providing. We are happy to be able to provide this kind of support with our sincerest sympathies to all the families.”All 40 Western Washington locations will partner with three Spokane and three Tri Cities locations to donate profits made from the entire day’s sales to the Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief Fund. The regular menu will be available in addition, they will offer a large one topping pizza for $10 dollars on Thursday April 3rd. Offers will be available online for 24 hours only at www.papa johns.com and with carryout at each location.This is a second time these Papa John’s Franchises banned together to support their community in a time of tragedy. In December 2009 they raised $141,000 for the four fallen Lakewood Washington Police Officers.
Facebook54Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Dr. Samantha Ritchie for Vantage PhysiciansDr. Samantha Ritchie of Vantage Physicians examines a child on her recent medical trip to Haiti.In March, I went on another medical trip to Haiti. (I think it was my seventh trip with Friends of Haiti.) We saw over 1400 patients in the short time we were in the village of Grand Boulage. Most weren’t sick, at least not right then. They all lived a hard life, without electricity or running water, or the everyday things we take for granted, like books or newspapers, or even a change of clothes. We gave the residents vitamins, medicine against worms, soap, and toothbrushes. We did what we could to help.Some people we saw were quite sick, like the woman with third degree burns over much of her body after a kerosene lantern exploded. One three month old baby died. We coded him on the same table where, several hours later, we ate dinner. I have not yet gotten over the grief of that one.The group of volunteers had real cohesion this year. We felt that a strange combination of “This is fun” and “I am doing some good” to “This is terrible” and “I know nothing.”One evening, I gave a talk on high blood pressure, attended by about five elderly Haitians. We see a lot of hypertension in Haiti. Afterwards, one of the participants asked me why it was dangerous to touch a person who had just had a stroke. In Haiti, many believe that if you touch a person who has fainted, they will become paralyzed in the part of the body you touch.The elders in the class have had no chance to go to school, but they know how to persevere despite hardships I cannot imagine. They may not understand human physiology, but they understand life. In many ways, they are the teachers.Heartfelt thanks to all those who supported Friends of Haiti!
Facebook121Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the City of TeninoThe City of Tenino will be the recipient of a Regional Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant in the approximate amount of $64,875 to examine potential trail connections to both west Tenino and Bucoda, with a view toward eventual extension into north Lewis County, where the trail could connect to other new or existing trail systems. The City is committed to matching these grant funds in the approximate amount of $10,125 for a total amount of approximately $75,000.The Yelm-Tenino Trail is part of a regional shared-use trail network that currently connects the cities of Yelm, Rainer, and Tenino to Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and points beyond. The goal of this project is to prepare the way ahead for the extension of the current trail system in two different directions.The City of Tenino, in partnership with the Town of Bucoda, seeks to extend the current trail south, paralleling SR-507 to the Town of Bucoda with a view toward eventual extension into north Lewis County and the City of Centralia. The Town of Bucoda is the only incorporated community in Thurston county that is not connected to the regional trail network by safe, dedicated bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Travelling between Tenino and Bucoda by foot or bike, users are currently relegated to the narrow shoulder of SR-507, which can be a frightful, and potentially lethal, experience. Connecting the trail network to Bucoda also opens the way for connecting the Thurston Regional Trails network to those in other jurisdictions, especially the Willapa Hills Trail that connects Chehalis to the Willapa Bay in Raymond.Tenino also seeks to extend the trail westward into the new area of West Tenino in anticipation of a successful Thurston Economic Development Council initiative (which is also partnered with Lewis County agencies) in developing an “Agri-Business” park on land that is currently being used to raise alpacas.More information can be found by visiting the websites of the City of Tenino or Thurston County Parks at:http://www.cityoftenino.us/Recreationhttp://www.co.thurston.wa.us/parks/
Facebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Animal ServicesWe often caution pet owners about what not to do, like which foods and houseplants to avoid, but we love to say yes to ways you can show your furry friends extra love.Exercise is healthy and can be fun for both ourselves and our pets. Play time with fuzzy toys on the end of a string for cats and walks or retrieving balls for our dogs show them how much we love their company.You can make healthy treats with inexpensive ingredients right at home. There are many recipes at your fingertips right online. Just double check which ingredients are safe for pets.Take care of their pearly whites. If brushing is out of the question there are other options like teeth-cleaning treats and foods, rinses, and water additives.If they haven’t already taken over your bed, a nice soft bed of their own can be wonderful for pets, and heated beds can be a great way to spoil pets with arthritis.Keep a collar on your pet. A collar with GPS and of course microchipping are always highly recommended.If you don’t have a pet to spoil, visit us to see if one of the furry companions at Animal Services might be just what you need to give you that wonderful experience.For more information, contact Animal Services at 360-352-2510 or visit the Animal Services website.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaBeginning Monday, May 7, 2018, City crews will replace the sidewalk on the south side of State Avenue, between Washington Street and Capitol Way. During this time, the sidewalk will be closed to all pedestrian traffic and no parking will be allowed on this section of State Avenue. Area businesses will remain open and patrons will be allowed access.Travelers should expect lane restrictions and traffic delays during construction. Flaggers will direct motorists and pedestrians through the construction area when necessary. The project is expected to last 4 to 5 weeks.
Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/EPA/Twitter(@whatmjtweeted)Advertisement nk81lNBA Finals | Brooklyn VszWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er9dn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c2l9xWould you ever consider trying this?😱xu1Can your students do this? 🌚wpfycRoller skating! Powered by Firework The footballing world knows very well about Serie A and its share of xenophobic fans. Racial abuse monkey chants, object throwing- these are a common sight in the Italian league, and most of the time its they players of colour that are victimized. Well, the same has happened at the heart of England, as Manchester City fans have performed every condemnable action you expect to see in Italy, and Manchester United’s midfielder Fred is the victim!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/EPA/Twitter(@whatmjtweeted)Last night’s Manchester Derby at the Etihad Stadium saw a 2-1 victor for the visitors as Solskjær and his side are doing their best to get back into the title race. Considering the past match days, the Citizens expected an easy win. Instead, they not lost three solid points behind Liverpool FC and Leicester City, the road to the League trophy has become more difficult for Pep Guardiola.Well, the home supporters did not receive this nicely at all.Advertisement By the 60th minute, as United midfielder Fred went up to take a corner kick, some projectile objects like water bottles and lighters were thrown at the Brazilian. Unfortunately, one lighter struck Fred in the the back of Fred’s neck. The 26 year old was at visible pain, and left the spot temporarily.Check out the incident in the clip below, courtesy to YouTube channel David’s Coasters.Advertisement The City fans did not just stop there. As Fred started going back to the corner flag, monkey chants and “black b*****d” shourts from the stands were seen targeted at him and his teammate Jesse Lingard.Twitter user @smithdaniel1603 uploaded a clip of the incident on his Twitter profile. Check it out here-Well, did you think the home supporters stopped there? No, and what they did next is horrible and a reminiscent of a dark episode of their rival’s past. One fan in a black jacket was seen mimicking an aeroplane- reminding United about the 1958 Munich air disaster, where 23 of United footballer died in a crash during takeoff from the Munich-Riem Airport.User @whatmjtweeted tweeted a clip on this. See it below-The Red Devils took the lead thanks to a successful conversion of penalty spot kick by Marcus Rashford on 23rd minute. 6 minutes later Anthony Martial made it 2-0. However, in the second half, the City fans started their crazy acts. A late goal from Nicolás Otamendi at the 85th minute made the final score 2-1.Inter Milan ultras DEFEND racist chants directed at their player Romelu Lukaku by Cagliari fans Advertisement
Image Courtesy: AP/ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement jaii2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3wcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7i5osfWould you ever consider trying this?😱hvpjeCan your students do this? 🌚jhl9muRoller skating! Powered by Firework Worst bilateral ODI series conclusion in a decade. The captain scoring his lowest series average in the last five years. Coming off from a superb 5-0 T20 series whitewash, the New Zealand tour is suddenly not jubilant anymore for Team India. Add to all that, the squad’s superstar bowler Jasprit Bumrah is now without wicket for four consecutive ODI matches.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/ESPNcricinfoReturning to the pitch after an injury, the wicket hungry Jasprit Bumrah is now without a stooge in an ODI game for the fourth time. Since picking Adam Zampa in the second ODI against Australia in January, the pacer hasn’t been able to send opposition batsmen back to the pavilion.Not only the New Zealand series being his first wicket less bilateral ODI series in his career, Bumrah has never striven without wickets in no more than two ODI matches. Facing the Kiwis has now doubled that.Advertisement In the ODI series, Bumrah has bowled 30 overs, and gave away 167 runs, with an appreciable economy rate of 5.30, 6.40 and 5.00 across the three games. However, Bumrah along with the Indian bowling squad fell prey in front of a destructive Ross Taylor, who scored two back to back match winning knocks (109 and 73) in the first two games.The Men in Blue bowlers also were packed up today by the Kiwi’s hit men trio of Guptill, Nicholls and Grandhomme, who chased down the target of 297 comfortable with still five wickets in hand.Advertisement With a rating of 764, Bumrah is the no. 1 bowler in ICC Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings. However, this dry phase in the 50 over format is expected to take a hit on Bumrah’s fight to maintain the top position.However, Team India’s bowling legend Zaheer Khan has given some insight on Bumrah’s ongoing drought.“When you build a reputation like how Jasprit Bumrah has built now over the years you will have to fight this.” Zaheer Khan said in an interview with Cricbuzz.Since his ODI debut against Australia back in 2016, Bumrah has earned 58 caps donning the sky blue jersey, along with a substantial 104 wickets, including a 5 wicket haul.However, Khan suggests the lack of wickets as a ‘phase’ for the bowler. “This is a phase right now Bumrah is in where teams are saying ‘okay Bumrah even if we get thirty five runs we are happy with that as long as we are not giving him wickets because then we can attack the other bowlers,” he added.While Kohli’s own words suggest that “ODIs aren’t too relevant this year compared to Tests and T20s” for the squad, Team India needs to tick the mistakes and bounce back in the upcoming Test series, concluding the tour of New Zealand.Following the Test series in late February, a three match ODI series against South Africa will be knocking India’s door in March, and it is the bulls eye where the team needs to restore their finesse.Also read-Virat Kohli breaks 5 year old horrible batting record against New Zealand Advertisement
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt doesn’t really matter who the Leafs play — a heavyweight contender like the Fernie Ghostriders or a struggling 6-9 team like Summerland — if Nelson plays anything like the team that was on the ice Sunday, there’s little chance of winning.Summerland Steam took advantage of a lackluster showing by the home side scoring three times in the third period — two goals coming on special teams in a span of two minutes to erase a 5-3 deficit — to stun the Leafs 6-5 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play at the NDCC Arena.The game was a far cry from last week’s 9-2 pasting Nelson dealt the Steam in the South Okanagan City.“I think we just fell apart (in the third),” Leaf center Matthew Naka told The Nelson Daily following the tough loss. “I think we got a little cocky after we got up in the third.”The win by Summerland was a big “character builder” by a Steam franchise that is desperately searching for an identity six weeks in the KIJHL season.“We have not been playing well,” Summerland head coach Gord Gamble said from outside the team bus.“Not to take anything away from Nelson because they’re a very good hockey club but we just haven’t had the bodies. We have seven or eight guys out and we just haven’t played well.”“So there’s no payback here,” Gamble added. “If we would have played like this in Summerland, that would have been a close game as well.”Despite being blown out by seven goals in the first meeting and having less than half the points of the Leafs in league standings, it was the Steam holding their own Sunday.Backed by the fine netminder of Sam Bass, facing 27 shots through two periods, Summerland was all even entering the third at 3-3.And when Nelson struck for two goals in three minutes into the period to go up 5-3, the Steam never gave up.Colin Minardi scooped up the puck after Leaf defenceman Jonathon Petrash made a meal of at the Steam blueline, busting past the Nelson defenders before beating Patrick Defoe in the Nelson nets.The goal came with Summerland playing shorthanded.The Steam tied the game two minutes later, once again after a lackluster clearing attempt by the Leafs killing a checking from behind penalty to James Sorrey.Brock McDonald corralled the puck before beating Defoe high to the glove side.The Leafs had several chances to regain the lead. But Bass was equal to the task, allowing Taylor Spankie to score the game winner eight minutes from time.“We had a couple of real tough losses that got into their (players) psychy a little bit,” Gamble said. “But we should be okay.”Josh Spence led the Steam attack with two goals while Jordan McCallum, one of five players on Summerland to finish the game with two points, also scored for the Steam.Nik Newman scored twice to lead the Nelson attack. Colton Schell, Patrick Martens and Sorrey also scored for the Leafs.The loss was first in five games for the Leafs and leaves Nelson with a record of 12-4-0-1 in 17 games — first in the Murdoch Division, three points ahead of Beaver Valley and six in front of Castlegar.Summerland improves to 6-9 good enough for fourth in the Okanagan Division but only one point behind second place Princeton Posse.Nelson out shot the Steam 38-28.The Leafs venture out on the road after spending most of the early part of the KIJHL season at home, beginning a six-game road trip Friday in Creston.The next home game for Nelson is Saturday, November 12 when Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the NDCC Arena.LEAF NOTES: Colton Malmsten scored three times as Nelson blasted winless Columbia Valley Rockies 7-2 Saturday at the NDCC Arena. Carsen Willans, affiliate player Cole Arcuri, Patrick Martens and Nik Newman also scored for the Leafs. . . . Malmsten did not play Sunday along with three defencemen — Riley Henderson, Blake Arcuri, Walker Sidoni — and two forwards — Brett Norman and Matti Jmaeff. All five players were missing due to injury. The injuries forced the Leafs to call up two players from the Okanagan Hockey Association, Cole Arcuri and Jordan Davie. . . Leaf forward Dustin Reimer finally made his way back into the lineup after more than a month on the injury list. Reimer, from Vanderhoof, was injured during the first game of the season in Castlegar. . . . Patrick Martens maintained a two-point lead over Ryan Edwards of Beaver Valley. Martens accumulated four points during the weekend to continue his game streak to 12. The Maritime native has registered multiple points in nine of the 12 games. . . . Leaf fans got a taste of the Green and White in the team’s new jerseys. A mix up in ordering forced the Leafs to play the first month with an older email@example.com
Not bad says the folks at Mallard’s Source for sports which selected the squad Team of the Week.The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike tour had cyclists trek from New Denver to Nelson one day and Nelson to New Denver the next to help find a cure while getting a whole of exercise and scenery looking.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and damaged.The Nelson Daily Ad Manager John McCuaig (pictured far left) also wanted to add some appreciation with a dinner voucher for Team Wined it Up.Pictured from left, The Nelson Daily’s McCuaig, Jennifer Ellis, David Johnson, Sandy Mitchell (Captain), Jay Puder and Jay Ratzlaff. The event raised more than $80,000.One team, Team Cranked Up, brought in more than $9,000.Not to be outdone was Team Wined it Up which came a close second at more than $7,500 raised for MS Research.