Facebook221Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Meconi’s Italian SubsMeconi’s subs are a staple lunch or dinner choice around Thurston County, but starting June 13, Meconi’s will have three brand new items on their menu to tempt diners throughout the heat of summer. “We are launching three new salads just before summer, as we know our customers especially enjoy a cold salad on a hot day,” says Operations Manager Robin Vaughn. “We have a LOT of sub choices, but our salad menu has only included a Chef Salad, a Chopped Salad and a Grilled Steak or Chicken Salad. We wanted to offer a bigger variety of salads to our customers.”The crafty cooks at Meconi’s have tested and tasted many recipes and come up with their three favorites that are now available for everyone. The new salads are:Southwest Tortilla Salad Photo courtesy: Meconi’s Italian SubsAsian Sesame Salad – Chopped romaine, crunchy won ton strips, sliced almonds, mandarin oranges, house made Asian Sesame dressing.Southwestern Tortilla Salad – Chopped romaine, black beans, corn, tomato, olives, shredded cheddar cheese, crunchy tortilla strips, house made Southwestern Dressing.Caesar Salad – Chopped romaine, shaved parmesan cheese, croutons, caesar dressing.All three of the new salads can be prepared as a vegetarian salad or can have chicken added to them.Classic Ceasar Salad Photo courtesy: Meconi’s Italian SubsIt’s not just salads that are new on the menu, either. Meconi’s, in response to many requests from their customers, have added a dedicated vegan sub to the regular menu. The sub starts with Meconi’s signature homemade roll and is stuffed with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, cucumber, onion and oregano. Customers can then customize their sub by adding any extra condiments to their sandwich (at a nominal charge). Olives, pickles, pepperoncinis and jalapeños are a few of the vegetable add-ons available.Stop into one of Meconi’s four Thurston County locations – Hawks Prairie, Lacey, Downtown Olympia, or Tumwater – and try one of their new salads. With high quality, fresh ingredients and homemade dressings, these salads are sure to please.
Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport Winery Garden ResortWestport Winery Garden Resort gathered more gold at the Cascadia Wine Competition held in Hood River, Oregon, on March 21 through 23. Director of Winemaking, Dana Roberts said, “This is one of our favorite competitions. They’ve got a big panel of tough judges and lots of entries from the top producers in the region. When we do well at Cascadia we know we’re proving ourselves among the best.”Photo courtesy: Westport WinerySurfer, the winery’s 2014 Syrah, earned a double gold at this event. Roberts said, “We harvested these grapes at Mays’ Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. As a winemaker, working with Milo and Kay May is just as supreme pleasure. It’s definitely a team approach to winemaking in the best sense of the phrase.” This wine is described in their tasting notes as “The Edgar Allen Poe of wine, dark, brooding and intense.” The winery recommends you enjoy this while listening to Pipeline by The Ventures since the label features a photo of winery co-owner Blain Roberts when he was a nationally-rated surfer on Maui in the 1970s. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits South Beach EMS in Westport. Both Going Coastal, a sparkling Gewurztraminer, and Jetty Cat a red blend, earned gold medals. Jetty Cat, a primarily Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah, is described as “Wall Street rich and ultra-luxurious with a bit of attitude.” A portion of the proceeds from this label benefits the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA).Photo courtesy: Westport WineryGoing Coastal’s fruit was harvested at Washington’s iconic Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Coastal Interpretive Center in Ocean Shores. Described as “Brisk and bright, like a spring sea breeze,” the winery recommends you enjoy this sparkler with Eggs Benedict in their restaurant while listening to Champagne by Andrea Bocelli. Maritime, the winery’s sparkling Riesling earned a silver medal, while True Blue and Bordello Blonde earned bronze medals. Additionally, each wine is commemorated in the winery’s gardens with a sculpture by different local artists making this a must visit destination winery.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. It was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine six times. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, plant nursery and 15-acre display garden) is open daily or breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery’s second location, TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. The Oregon tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.
Facebook34Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaMusic Out Loud is a project that posthumously honors musicians who have significantly contributed to music growth in the area or made a name for Olympia, through artistic design and music performances in downtown Olympia.The first part of the project, three mosaics in downtown Olympia sidewalks, was recently completed. Designs by three local artists were fabricated and installed by Belarde Company, using a special process called LithoMosaic, which sets the mosaics directly into concrete. The artworks will be dedicated during Arts Walk with a walking tour on Saturday, April 28, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in downtown Olympia. The tour will begin at 4th Ave. and Chestnut St., and will continue to 5th Ave. and Capitol Way.The second part of the project involves live music. Each of these locations will become a living testament to music in our community, with 9 total acoustic music performances to be scheduled over the summer, in partnership with the Olympia Downtown Alliance.Citizens were invited to submit names of deceased local musicians who were pivotal in the musical growth of the Olympia community and who met certain criteria, such as:Lived for 10+ years in Olympia and had a significant connection with the Olympia area.Contributed to the vitality of Olympia’s music scene.History of musical achievement.Honored by local musicians and aficionados for his/her contribution to the community.With his or her passing, left a lasting legacy that will forever be remembered.14 submissions were received. After deliberation by the Arts Commission and approval by City Council, 3 musicians moved forward in the process: Verne Eke, Steve Munger, and Bert Wilson. Through a separately held public art process, these legacy musicians were matched with artists Nathan Barnes, Michele A. Burton and Jennifer Kuhns.More information about the musicians follow:Steve Munger – Mosaic design by Nathan BarnesLocation: SE Corner of Chestnut St & 4th AveSaxophone player for 30 years, well known and highly regarded among jazz musicians, but also played rock, blues, funk & reggae.A consummate musician at the center of the Olympia music scene since the early 80s. He was the kind of musician that everybody wanted on their recordings because he made everyone around him sound better.Bands he played and recorded with include Harmonic Tremors, Sweatband, Neobop, the Artesian Art Ensemble, Barbara Donald & Unity, Bert Wilson ensemble, various Steve Munger ensembles, Jam Camp, and Sour Owl.Anyone who knew him remembers Steve for his maniacal laugh and generous spirit as well as for his amazing musical skills.Verne Eke – Mosaic design by Jennifer KuhnsLocation: 512 Washington St. SEBrilliant musician and singer, talented orchestra leader and music scholar.Produced and conducted operas and musicals, and co-founded the original Harlequin Productions, where he was music director for over a dozen shows.Founded The Capital Area Association for the Performing Arts (CAPPA) and was pivotal in acquiring the legislation and funds that allowed the building of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.Bert Wilson – Mosaic design by Michele A. BurtonLocation: NE Corner of 5th Ave & Capitol WayWorld renowned saxophonist and composer with a 7 octave range and over 200 songs to his name.Teacher for many world famous saxophonists to include Lenny Picket of Tower of Power and musical director of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Jeff Coffin of the Dave Mathews Band and Ernie Watts of the NBC orchestra.Stricken by Polio when he was very young and was confined to a wheel chair his entire life. In spite of his disability, he created a concept on saxophone that placed him among the greats of the instrument.Influence on the local music scene was profound. Some of the legends of Jazz would stop by Bert’s home to play and visit with him. Many musicians moved to Olympia to play with and learn from Bert. His group Rebirth, which was filled with Olympia musicians, had international acclaim for its recordings and performances.His music continues to be heard in local venues.
Image Courtesy: EPA/GettyAdvertisement 44gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2hqjqnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eej7g9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p3yWould you ever consider trying this?😱qrx5uCan your students do this? 🌚a4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad stadium had no lack of drama. The visitors Manchester United, despite struggling against mid table teams, snatched a stunning 2-1 victory over their rivals. While Manchester City couldn’t even secure a single point from the game, their path to the title race has become rougher. Some home fans did not receive this well, and United players, especially Fred was subjected to lighter throw and racial abuses. The club launched a crackdown on the perpetrators, and the main person behind the monkey chants has been identified, who has some interesting things to clear himself up.Advertisement Image Courtesy: EPA/GettyOne Anthony Burke, who was seen performing the monkey chants at Fred, and allegedly screamed “black b*****d” at the Brazilian international, has been put on hold by the Greater Manchester Police.Anthony Burke is a British Army veteran who served in Northern Ireland. Married and a father, Burke was presently employed at the Kier Group as a civil engineering manager, has been fired from his job following the incident.Advertisement On identification, the 41 year old tried to clear himself up on Facebook with outlandish reasons.The accused tried to clear up his behaviour with bizarre statements on Facebook. (Image Courtesy: Facebook)Anthony wrote: “Listen, I’m only racist c*** because I had a screen shot that made me look it.”Advertisement “However I ain’t racist, watch the match half of it was me with me putting my hands in my pants.” he added.Now, check out what Anthony was doing in the stands during the match in the video below, courtesy of Twitter user @smithdaniel1603.Throwing hands and a running mouth- do you think it was just an innocent effort of Anthony “putting my hands in my pants”?Following the news of arrest, Premier League posted a tweet on their official handle saying: “Everyone is welcome at Premier League matches. Racism is not.”An official statement has also been released on their website, which reads: “The Premier League and our clubs will not tolerate discrimination in any form.”“If people are found to have racially abused Premier League players they deserve to be punished and we will support any action taken by the authorities and the clubs.”Watch: Manchester City fans target Fred with monkey signs, throw projectiles at him and remind United of the Munich air disaster Advertisement
Image Courtesy: PTI/CricTrackerAdvertisement tvjpNBA Finals | Brooklyn VssvfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ek8o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2tWould you ever consider trying this?😱8eCan your students do this? 🌚cd0qRoller skating! Powered by Firework Its been 23 years since Sanjay Manjrekar made headlines as a cricketer. Since his retirement in 1996, the commentator has always been a subject of controversy, and earning him slack around the Indian cricketing fandom. In 2012, the commentator made a controversial tweet on Virat Kohli, the newbie who was still just a year onto the Test squad of Team India. However, 7 years have gone, and Manjrekar’s stance has still not changed.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/CricTrackerKohli made his test debut in June 2011 against West Indies. On January 2012, Manjrekar made a tweet on the young Delhite’s future in the format, that was detrimental enough for the player, and Manjrekar was in the dock for his comment.The future captain of India was selected for India’s tour of Australia, where he washaving trouble to express his talent. The occasional wicket keeper stated that Kohli did not belong to the team, and he would prefer Rohit Sharma to replace VVS Laxman in the squad.Advertisement Manjrekar tweeted: “I would still drop VVS & get rohit in for next test.Makes long term sense. give virat 1 more test..just to be sure he does not belong here.” However, the whole cricketing fandom knows how wrong Manjrekar was wrong in his prediction. Just after his tweet, Kohli produced back to back mouth watering test innings of 44 and 75 runs in the series. Cut back to the present, and Captain Kohli is ranked no. in ICC’s test batsmen ranking of 2019 with a rating of 928.Advertisement But did that change Manjrekar’s opinion? Well, It didn’t. The 54 year old has made another tweet yesterday, saying that he still stands by his 7 year old comment oh Kohli, reminding the social media audience about how the fans agreed to his statement on the player in the past.In his recent tweet Manjrekar wrote: “Very proud of that tweet. In his 1st year in Tests, after scores of 11,0,23,9 in Aus, I remember, fans/media saying Virat does not belong here & had his neck on the chopping block for the next Test. I said give him 1 more Test to be sure. Glad Dhoni & me were on the same page.”Although, Manjrekar’s comments were not enough to curb the young Kohli’s confidence on the 22 yards. Kohli has earned an astounding 269 caps for the Men in Blue in test cricket, scoring over 7000 runs with a batting average of 54.97.Also read-Sanjay Manjrekar gets criticized by Twitteratis for his opinion on the ODI formatEven Virat Kohli can’t believe his 10 Year transformation challenge! Advertisement
Image Courtesy: AFP/GettyAdvertisement 19tiad4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc5284ktnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ek8ab( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4y3g5eWould you ever consider trying this?😱57imnCan your students do this? 🌚zdRoller skating! Powered by Firework With the most dramatic turn of events, the Indian women cricket team advanced through the semi finals of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup without a single ball bowled. A heavy downpour today in Sydney caused the match to be abandoned, and India proceeded to the final for having more Group stage points compared to their opponents England. Nonetheless, its the first entry into the T20 World Cup final for the ladies, and the whole cricket fraternity of India comes forward to with their felicitations to the team, led by the Men’s team captain Virat Kohli!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/GettyTopping Group A with an unbeaten 8 points, India went through the abandoned semi final match, as the Group B runners-up England had scored 6 points from the group stage matches.Following the declaration, the supporters stormed the social media to congratulate the Women in Blue’s maiden T20 World Cup final entry, and Men in Blue skipper Virat Kohli himself came forward with a congratulatory tweet.Advertisement Former Indian women’s team captain and revered cricketing personality Mithali Raj couldn’t be more happier with the outcome. Although, the veteran batswoman showed sympathy towards the Englishwomen, who had to bite the dust today because of the weather.Jhulan Goswami, former captain and an idol of the women’s cricket in India, hailed the squad for their stunning performance in the world cup.Iconic Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag paid his tribute to the girls, but lamented on the abandonment of the highly anticipated match. However, he praised the Women in Blue’s marvellous Group stage performance, which in turn worked in their favour today.VVS Laxman, another ex-talisman of the team, joined in with similar reaction to Viru for not being able to witness a thrilling semi. Although, the 45 year old hailed the Indian women for their unbeaten run in the tournament.Veteran Indian cricketer Suresh Raina wished the team all the best for the final.Men in Blue opener Shikhar Dhawan joined in with his congratulatory message.KL Rahul wished for the Indian women’s first T20 world cup trophy.Wishes came from Men’s team pacer Umesh Yadav on the team’s astounding feat.Superstar Team India pacer Ishant Sharma couldn’t be any less proud for the result.Young opener Mayank Agarwal arrived with his tweet.Senior cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle couldn’t hide the excitement to witness the women in their first T20 world cup final.Anuj Rawat, the young Indian wicket keeper and under-19 star payed his tribute to the team.Next was Akshar Patel, the Delhi Capitals star who wished the team to lift their maiden T20 world cup trophy.Former Team India international Rahul Sharma sent his good wishes to the team.The final will be played on 9th March in Melbourne, as Indian Women go head to head against their Group A nemesis and defending champions Australia, who defeated South Africa today in the second semi final.Also read-Read how India just qualified for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Finals without a single ball being bowled! Advertisement
Two branches of the Monmouth County Library system reopened their doors Wednesday, July 15 with lots of reminders to wear a face mask and observe social distancing. At the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury, where curbside pickup is still available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, patrons were excited to get back to the books, even if it meant limited time spent in the building. During the reopening phase building capacity is limited to 25 percent and customers are asked to keep browsing to a minimum. Use of computers is by appointment only. Staff is required to wear face coverings at all times and plexiglass shields have been installed at the circulation desk as a safety measure. Customers who do not want to enter the building may request items on hold through the online system and call for curbside, contactless pickup when they get to the parking lot during the specified morning hours. Eastern Branch in-person hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Photos by Emma Wulfhorst The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.
Keagan Jade scored eight points to lead the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to a 38-36 West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball win over Boundary Central of Midway Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks.The contest was part of a three-team playday that also featured a team from the host Grand Forks Wolves.LVR was up for most of the game, holding quarter leads of 11-2, 21-12 and 27-19 until Boundary Central staged a late-game rally. Josh Jolicoeur and Curtis Young each had six points for LVR.The Bombers opened the day dropping a 35-33 decision to Grand Forks.LVR started slow trailing 8-2 after one period.Grand Forks led 26-19 in the fourth before LVR started pecking away at the margin, outscoring the Wolves 14-11 in the quarter.Dyllen Dixon all scorers with 15 points while Young added nine.Teiran Dolan had eight and Liam McKinlay 13 for the Wolves.The Junior Bombers, 2-1 on the season, are in Trail to meet the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Thursday.
The Bombers played Vernon close through the next 20 minutes of play but the Panthers put the game away by outscoring LVR 22-10 in the final period.Josh Matosevic scored 11 points to lead the Bomber attack with Robbie Dixon and Darian Johnson each adding eight points.Vinnie Watson had six points and Eamon Studer five.LVR shot 23 percent from the field and struggled from the three-point line, finishing the game with a six percent average.The Bombers now meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney Friday at 6:45 p.m.LVR lost the opener of the tournament 68-36 to top-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers of Vancouver. The Vernon Panthers shot 36 percent from the field to defeat the L.V. Rogers Bombers 65-40 in consolation round action at the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament Thursday at the Events Centre in Langley.Ben Hladik scored a game high 18 points in a contest the Panthers took control early, building a 22-10 lead after one quarter.
The Nelson Leafs continue to be the talk of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season.Nelson ran its pre-season record to 3-0 following a 2-1 decision over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Leafs scored twice on the power play in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit to secure the victory.Nelson concludes the pre-season Sunday in Castlegar. Game time is 2 p.m.The Leafs open the regular season back in Fruitvale Friday against the Nitehawks.Leafs rally past Nitehawks 4-2; run exhibition record to 2-0Nelson Leafs rallied from a 2-0 deficit to edge the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena. Sawyer Hunt scored twice to lead the Leafs to back-to-back pre-season wins.Nelson blasted Castlegar 10-2 to open the pre-season at home Tuesday.Beaver Valley scored twice to grab the early lead.However, goals by Hunt, who came to the Leafs in an off-season deal with Kimberley Dynamiters, Jack Karran and Sam Weber rallied the Green and White past the defending Murdoch Division champs.Karran has four goals in two games for Nelson while Hunt has scored twice in the exhibition season.Jay Sandu, another off-season acquisition to come to the Heritage City, played the entire game in goal for Nelson, which outshot the Hawks 30-23 in the contest.The Leafs have peppered the opposition netminders with 75 shots in two games.The teams play a return contest Friday in Fruitvale before Nelson concludes the exhibition season Sunday in Castlegar.Nelson opens the regular season Friday, September 9 against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.First home game is Friday, September 16 against Spokane Braves.