20 Apr

Aldi to require face masks beginning next week

first_img Twitter Aldi to require face masks beginning next week WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook Previous articleBMV: No coins due to shortage, pay with cardsNext articlePandemic peaks dictating gas prices increases, decreases Network Indiana Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp (Jordan Fouts/Elkhart Truth) Another retailer is requiring shoppers to wear face coverings.Aldi grocery stores will require shoppers to wear face coverings or face masks beginning Monday, July 27.The company suggests that shoppers who are unable or unwilling to wear a mask consider grocery delivery or curbside pickup.Aldi is the latest grocery store chain to require shoppers to wear face coverings inside, joining Wal-Mart, Meijer Martin’s and Kroger. By Network Indiana – July 21, 2020 0 347 CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Pinterestlast_img read more

28 Sep

Chapel Hill Roman palace hits the market

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 11 Wandella St, Chapel HillIS THIS home a fairy castle or Roman emperor’s palace?One thing is for sure — there is no other home like this Chapel Hill stunner in the world.The house at 11 Wandella St, also known as Wandella House, was commissioned by local artist and glazier Warwick Blair, who was inspired by his love of the Mediterranean.Original artwork by Mr Blair is scattered throughout the home, including various stained-glass windows, some of which are surrounded by ornate cathedral ceilings.Rob and Samantha Lovegrove have had the privilege of owning the property since 2011, and Mr Lovegrove said the home was special from the moment you walked in the front door.“There’s a stained-glass window as soon as you walk through the door,” Mr Lovegrove said.“It’s an Italian lake scene and it doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, you feel more relaxed as soon as you look at it.“The stained-glass in the main sitting room is pretty spectacular.“The home is really grand without being too pompous.”Other rooms have coffered ceilings, while outside are roman-style columns.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoMr Lovegrove said the intricacies of the home made it great for entertaining, with guests always having something to look at.He said his favourite space of the home was an alfresco area, which overlooked the pool.“We call it the piazza,” he said.“It’s beautiful to see the sun setting or the stars from there.“We set up an outside cinema so we watch the occasional film out there, or have drinks with friends.”Mr Lovegrove said the area was private, backing on to bushland.“It’s in a cul-de-sac with very little traffic,” he said.“You could hear a pin drop.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25last_img read more

12 Aug

WaPo: GOP Tentatively Agrees to Move Convention to Jacksonville

first_imgThe GOP has tentatively selected Jacksonville, Fla., as the host for most of the Republican National Convention this August, according to The Washington Post.The convention, which is scheduled to take place from August 24 through 27, was supposed to be held in North Carolina.However, President Trump was not pleased with that state’s policy on not committing to allow a large gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated several times last month that the Sunshine State would like to have the RNC, due to the potential economic benefits. The Washington Post reports that the plans are being finalized.Republican officials were in Jacksonville last Monday, surveying the city and surrounding areas, WaPo said.Certain convention meetings could still take place in Charlotte, the original host city, according to two officials. Those meetings are intended to honor the RNC’s contractual obligation to hold its convention in North Carolina, and to protect the Republican party from lawsuits for moving events elsewhere.last_img read more

4 Aug

Mapping History in Red Bank

first_img“We’d like to do more. We’d like to have more historical tours – artists, writers. These are things we’re going to work on. We need more people to actually do the tours.” Growing up on Oakland Street, Colmorgen remembers hearing the cadence as soldiers drilled in the National Guard Armory on Chestnut Street, now an ice hockey rink. Winters, she would skate on Mohawk pond, near what is now Count Basie field, or race across the frozen river from the foot of Front Street to Marine Park, leaping over the holes eel fishermen had cut into the ice. Visit the library website at redbanklibrary.org for more information. It was then they realized the tours could be a regular offering. In 2018, the library hosted six tours; three more are scheduled for this spring. To accommodate those who can’t make a Saturday tour or prefer to explore on their own, another library volunteer, Mary Ellen Mess, created a map of the tour sites that can be downloaded on the library website at redbanklibrary.org. Colmorgen, a veteran traveler who taught elementary school in Middletown for 37 years, considers the borough library her second home. It was here that she signed up for first library card and here also that she spent one summer trying to read her way through all the biographies in the children’s room. Her family’s roots in Red Bank span generations. The daughter of milkman Carl Colmorgen and his wife Catherine, a nurse, Colmorgen lives today in the same Oakland Street house her parents settled in when she was a year old. Her oldest brother Carl returned to Red Bank after 35 years in Florida and is now known for the humorous hats he dons for his job as a crossing guard. Her brother Rob is retired from the Red Bank Police Department.  RED BANK – Red Bank Public Library was about to celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2017 when Linda Hewitt, the library’s circulation supervisor, outreach and program coordinator, decided it might be fun to conduct a walking tour of the town as part of the celebration. The Eisner enterprise also brought workers to Red Bank from many places in the world. To accommodate the growing number of Italian immigrants who were working in his factory, Eisner also helped acquire the land for the construction of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church.  “Anything we can’t verify, we don’t say,” Colmorgen stressed. Although she’s traveled the world, Red Bank still holds a special place in her heart. “It’s survived a lot of changes. Some good, some bad,” she said. “But it’s a place I’ll always come back to. It’s still home.” It was also a big success.  Their first task was to do their homework. Using the abundance of resources available in the library’s book and periodical collection and in the Local History Room, they made a list of the borough’s historic sites, tracking down the facts associated with each one.  Colmorgen then compiled a notebook containing photographs, illustrations and background information on each site featured on the tour. There was plenty of fact-checking involved. At one time, someone suggested Theodore Roosevelt had worn an Army uniform from the Eisner factory. Colmorgen called Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, New York, the home of the 26th president for more than 30 years, to check on it. It turned out Roosevelt had his uniform made at Brooks Brothers.  Spring 2018 Walking Tour. This year’s walks are scheduled for April 27, May 28 and June 22 . Photo courtesy Red Bank Librarycenter_img “We’re not going to say it if it isn’t correct,” added Colmorgen. This year the walks will take place April 27, May 28 and June 22. The tours are free, but donations are always welcome, and you do have to sign up in advance. “We try to limit the walk to 20 people to make sure everyone can hear and the sidewalks don’t get too crowded,” Hewitt said. She’d also be delighted if someone who reads this article has some volunteer time to give to the library. By Eileen Moon “She’s crazy for history,” Hewitt said.  Sigmund Eisner, an immigrant from an area then known as Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) began a manufacturing business in Red Bank at the turn of the previous century. Beginning with one sewing machine, Eisner built a thriving commercial empire that made uniforms for the U.S. Army and the Boy Scouts of America. The Galleria shopping center was the center of the Eisner manufacturing business for generations. To make it happen, Hewitt enlisted the help of retired teacher, lifelong borough resident and dedicated library volunteer Kathy Lou Colmorgen. In the spring of 2017, Hewitt and Colmorgen shared the fruits of all that research as they led the library’s 80th anniversary walking tours. “We did two of them the day we celebrated the 80th,” Hewitt recalled. “It was a collaborative effort.” The tours begin at the Red Bank Public Library and end at the Galleria shopping center on Bridge Avenue. “I call it the Eisner to Eisner tour,” said Colmorgen, who was named the library’s Volunteer of the Year in 2017. “We’re a library, so it has to be accurate,” Hewitt said with a smile.  “We have the perfect person,” Hewitt said. Her grandmother Karoline Dietz was a German immigrant whose family owned Dietz’s Market in downtown Red Bank, and all the male members of the family were volunteer firemen with the now-defunct Relief Engine Company. So when Hewitt asked for her help with the walking tour, there was no question she would say yes.last_img read more

4 Aug

Tradition Thrives at Monmouth County Hunt Club Opening Day

first_imgLike the men and women on horseback, the hounds are athletes who revel in the sport for its excitement and camaraderie and their love for the great outdoors. On Sunday, Nov. 10, members of the Monmouth County Hunt will celebrate opening day of their annual foxhunting season at the 5,700-acre Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in western Monmouth County. In past generations, foxhunts took place on estates of wealthy aficionados of the sport. But at this club, the sport is in the chase; foxes are not harmed. The welfare of the hounds is overseen by the nonprofit Monmouth Hound Welfare for life. “We do believe in cradle-to-grave care for our hounds,” said Jen Donaldson of Fair Haven, one of four joint masters of the Monmouth County Hunt. “You’re working to build a very cohesive group of hounds that can work together,” Valnoski said, and the members’ commitment to the animals is lifelong. “I have two here at my farm that are retired.” Irish immigrant Robert Collier, founder of the Collier’s publishing empire, is credited with establishing regular hunt meets on his property in Marlboro in 1885. “We bless the houndsand toast to a great year,”Donaldson said. Doug Raynor of Robbinsville, in red jacket leading a group of enthusiastic riders, is a joint master of the Monmouth County Hunt Club.Photo courtesy Meghan Valnoski/ Megval Studio As tradition dictates, it will be an impressive sight and the public is welcome to watch. Spectators called “car-followers” often come out to the event to listen for the hounds and horns and watch for the riders to appear as they follow the hunt. Today, members of the Monmouth County Hunt follow the hounds at Assunpink, a wildlife habitat in Allentown with three lakes and trails for hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. There are about 40 canine members of the hunt club who are a mixture of three breeds of foxhounds, some of whom trace their bloodlines far back in time to the United Kingdom. Monmouth Hunt Club’s joint master Meg Valnoski from Allentown travels with hounds, along with professional staff Rebecca Brown.Photo courtesy Meghan Valnoski/ Megval Studio Donaldson and her fellow joint masters – Meghan Valnoski of Allentown, Doug Raynor of Robbinsville and Mary Jane Carey of Colts Neck – oversee the management and operations of the nonprofit club. “When you’re out thereyou feel like you’re in themiddle of a painting,” saidDonaldson, who began ridingas a “bucket list” item in herlate 30s. “It’s a very neat thingthat people in MonmouthCounty should be proud of.” Visit monmouthcountyhunt.com for more information on club membership and opening day events. The horses used in the foxhunt are frequently retired racehorses, but any horse that is comfortable with the demands of the sport is welcome. Members of the club also work with 4-H clubs to provide students with opportunities to ride. Although it’s called a fox-hunt, it’s more accurately a fox chase, Donaldson noted. “The fox is wild. It’s a wildlife management area.” On occasions like this coming Sunday, when members turn out in their formal attire, it’s a sight reminiscent of a scene from Downton Abbey. While people picture foxhunters in scarlet jackets, members of the Monmouth Hunt Club wear a variety of traditional attire, with staff members of the club wearing scarlet, women wearing blue or black coats and men wearing harrier green jackets, a fashion descended from the days of hare hunting in England. Dry weather can makeit difficult for the hounds topick up the scent of a fox.Some days the chase is afox-less pursuit. Like the horses and riders who follow them, the hounds enjoy the sport – particularly when the weather cooperates enough for them to pick up the scent of a fox and follow it to ground. “It’s really still a very vitalpart of the county,” Valnoskisaid. “We are trying to bringmore people into it. We’retrying to really make themaware of it and how muchfun they can have. It’s reallya wonderful way to get outand make new friends andjust enjoy the outdoors.” Another legendary local horseman, Amory Haskell, the first president of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club, reinvigorated the sport in 1932 with foxhunts held at the former Woodland Farm in Middletown, which was also the site of the annual steeplechase known as the Monmouth County Hunt, which ended in 1996. By Eileen Moon Members earn their colors and are awarded buttons bearing the symbol of the Monmouth County Hunt according to their years of participation and progress in the club. During the foxhuntingseason, which runs fromAugust to March, memberswill ride at Assunpink everyWednesday and Sunday. As they have done since 1885, club members will don their formal foxhunting attire and ride on horseback through the woods. “The goal of our sport isto chase foxes. It isn’t killingthe fox,” Valnoski said. Valnoski has been a member of the Monmouth County Hunt Club since 1982. During those years she has served the club in many capacities, including as a member of the board of directors and as club president. In recent years, she has been in charge of the kennels and the breeding and training of the hounds. Sunday’s opening dayfestivities will include ablessing of the hounds by alocal clergy person prior tothe hunt and a celebratorybreakfast after. Fortunately, the activityis a goal in itself. Club members are hoping for optimal weather for this Sunday’s event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Editor’s Note: The original date of this event was Sunday, Oct. 27. But due to predicted high winds, the event has not been rescheduled for Nov. 10. The story has been updated to reflect the date change. It’s a formal sport, with rules and traditions that govern everything from the buttons worn on jackets to the care of the hounds. “Riders are steeped in tradition,” said Donaldson. Though the hunt is canceled when the weather is foul and conditions are too slippery for a safe hunt, a misty rain or fresh snow is generally fine. “The hounds enjoy that. It’s like kids on the first day of snow.” last_img read more

4 Aug

Atlantic Highlands’ New Mayor to Focus on Open Space Preservation, Development

first_imgAt the borough’s annualreorganization day Jan. 1,Gluckstein was sworn in toa four-year term as mayor.Fellow Republican StevenBoracchia was sworn in tohis second three-year termon the council and BrianBoms was sworn in to hisfirst three-year term. This article was first published in the January 9 – 15, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “I do see an influx of younger people coming into town,” she said. “We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to participate.” By Eileen Moon Gluckstein and Boms were administered their oaths of office by state Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso. Boracchia was sworn in by Atlantic Highlands Municipal GOP chair Jane Frotton. During her organization day remarks, Gluckstein praised the town for its tradition of neighborliness and pledged to work harmoniously with members of the governing body and community. She’s not a fan of live streaming meetings of the governing body due to security concerns. “It’s a safety issue,” she said. As mayor, Gluckstein isentitled to vote only whenthere is a tie. Gluckstein, Boracchia and Boms ran a campaign advocating for the preservation of open space and reining in overdevelopment in the 4.562-square-mile borough on the Shrewsbury River that is home to fewer than 5,000 residents. “These three individuals really, really worked hard to garner your vote and garner your respect,” DiMaso told the audience, many of whom rose to give the newly elected officials a round of applause. GOP officials in attendance included state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblyman Gerard Scharfenberger and Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden. Another issue that the mayor views as critical as the borough moves into the 2020s is enhancing communication technology and protocols in a way that makes government more accessible to younger residents who eschew traditional forms of communication. “I’m really excited to bemayor of a town that I love,”said Gluckstein. “It’s goingto be a great year.”center_img “That’s another issue that’shot for us,” Gluckstein said. “We have a vibrant business district, a beautiful harbor and first responders that give so much of their time and talents but most importantly we have each other. That means just like in any family you may disagree, at times even vehemently, but in the end you must be kind and respectful for we have more in common than not. So, we must draw on our commonalities as we surge into another decade. “Atlantic Highlands is not just a borough or a neighborhood, it’s my family. And I‘m pretty sure that the majority of people in this room would agree with me. Of particular concern to voters in the last election was a development plan for the 7-acre waterfront property known as the McConnell tract which calls for construction of 16 luxury town homes estimated to cost a million dollars each. Residents have also expressed concern about the fate of the now-vacant Mother Teresa Regional School and St. Agnes Thrift Shop which occupy 3.7 acres surrounded by residential property off Avenue D. With the newly installed officials, the composition of the borough council has changed from a Democratic majority to three Democrats and three Republicans. Boracchia and Boms will serve with fellow council members Jon Crowley, Lori Hohenleitner and Roy Dellosso, all Democrats, and Republican Councilman Jim Murphy. Boracchia will serve as council president. “Lastly I want everyone to know that I recognize that I am a public servant. I will always work as hard as possible for the people of Atlantic Highlands. I will always tell the truth even if it is not the answer you might be looking for and I will respect your opinions as I would hope you respect mine.” “McConnell and Mother Teresa, those are the things that are hot items on the agenda,” Gluckstein told The Two River Times. “We’re looking into it with the open space committee.” She’s planning on establishing a mayor’s Facebook page and offering videotaped council meetings online. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – 2020 is off to a promising start for the borough’s new mayor, Loretta Gluckstein, a 30-year resident of the borough who previously served as president of the Henry Hudson Regional Board of Education. Gluckstein takes office at a time when the borough is experiencing a surge of business and residential interest, bringing complaints about lack of parking. last_img read more

3 Aug

Nelson’s Bruce A. Sinclair takes pitch for Bermuda

first_imgL.V. Rogers grad Bruce A. Sinclair is heading back to the 2014 World Field Lacrosse Championships beginning Thursday (July 10) in Denver, Col., at a member of the Bermuda National Team.Sinclair, 41, graduated from LVR in 1991 before earning a degree from University of Victoria in 1996 and gaining a Masters of Science at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.Sinclair has spent the past 12 years as a Science and Math Teacher and head of data management at Saltus Grammar School in Hamilton, Bermuda, which is the capital of the country located in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States.”I became interested in the sport due to its fast paced nature and team spirit,” Sinclair told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the national tournament.”I took up lacrosse six years ago and was able to represent Bermuda in the 2010 World Championships in Manchester England.”In that tournament we placed 18 out of 29 teams . . . won 3 games posting victories over Denmark, Latvia and Norway,” he added.Sinclair plays defensive midfielder or D-Middy as coaches prefer to call the position. Sinclair said Bermuda used to have a much higher population of ex-patriot workers, which included several lacrosse players. The interest in the sport allowed followers to enjoy at least a couple of tournaments a year.However, since the recession, the field lacrosse population has dwindled and the bulk of the competition is now reserved for weekly indoor games with the bulk of the Bermuda National side coming from players who are Bermudian or have a Bermuda connection but are working off island.Bermuda is playing in the Yellow Division against France, Ireland and Uganda in the 38 nation tournament.The tournament opens with the opening ceremony Thursday followed by the host United States team battling Canada. The field is broken into nine divisions, with the top six teams competing in the Blue Division.The other eight divisions all have four teams and are not grouped by world ranking.”We have a solid core of returning players heading to Denver,” Sinclair explains.”Having not seen these countries we play in our pool recently we are unsure of our chances,” he added.”We hope that we will come away from the pool play with at least one victory. Ireland proved to be strong in England, so we will be looking to be competitive against France and Uganda.”Sinclair, who played all sports at LVR and has a five-year-old boy named Ciaran, has represented Bermuda at the National level in volleyball team from 2004-2007 and again as assistant coach in 2013.The World Field Lacrosse Championships conclude (Saturday) July 19 with the Championship game.The U.S. beat Canada, 12-10, in the 2010 world championship in Manchester, England.last_img read more

3 Aug

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Stick to shorelines

first_img  What are they biting on???The Rainbows on Kootenay Lake are keying in on the small fry that have entered the lake, so our best presentation has been 4″ bucktails.  Fished close to shore and right on the surface.  The color patterns haven’t changed much.  The usual black & white, grey & white, and green & white have been working well.  The standard numbers lately have been:  210, 228, 234.  Other small lures have been working as well.  Small spoons and small rapallas have been catching a few lately as well.On the river, we have been catching our Walleye on the usual three-way rig on the bottom with a worm.  Also working well are our weighted jigs with rubber twisters or tipped with a worm.  The Rainbows for us  have been mostly caught on flies.  Try swinging a nymph during the dead heat of the day, and then switch to the dry caddis when the fish begin to rise.  It’s getting better every day.Hope this helpsSo, if you’re looking to go fishing, we have lots of options at this time of year.
Tight lines………………….Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson B.C June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  We now have our two boats on Kootenay Lake, as well as one boat on the Columbia River, and just recently placed our other boat on the westcoast of Vancouver Island out of Ucluelet.  So, we have plenty of options for everybody throughout the summer months.’We would also like to welcome our newest member to the team.  Expert flyfisher and instructor, Captain Ken is available throughout the summer to help you with your flyfishing techniques and put you into some great fishing days on the Columbia.  Welcome aboard Ken!And now, here’s the latest fishing report:Kootenay Lake:With the latest heatwave upon us, the fishing has been hit and miss. Although there are lots of two to three-pound Rainbows still coming in regularly, with the odd 10 – 15 pound fish being caught lately.In the past couple weeks we have noticed a lot of fry entering the lake and this is what the fish are keying on.  So, keep your presentation small and stick to the shorelines and you will catch fish.One of our latest trips had four lovely ladies join us for the day.  The day started out calm and a few nice fish were caught.  And then, as it has happened a lot lately, the weather changed in an instance.  We went from flat, calm water to three-to-four-foot waves and crazy wind gusts.  I asked the women if they felt uncomfortable and would like to return to the dock.  They replied, “not a chance, this is our day to be on the water”.  So, we decided to stick it out for the day.It proved to be worthwhile as we continued to catch fish all day long. Even though the captain was ready to head in, the ladies were happy to keep fishing.  At the end of the day, they ended up with 10 nice Rainbows to share between the four of them.  Always nice to head home with some great feast for the BBQ.As the day was coming to an end, we notice the blackest clouds moving in and we could see huge whitecaps coming from the north.  It was time to call it a day.  As quick as we could get the lines in, the wind and waves were upon us.   Five foot waves and 40km winds made for an exciting ride back.  More like a ride at the amusement park.  We made it back to the dock with a sigh of relief from the captain.  Just another adventure.  But still a great day. It looks like theres still a lot of fish to be caught throughout the summer, and they seem to be hungry.  So, stay tuned……..  Columbia River:The river seems to be at its highest level lately.  And while that doesn’t usually provide the best fishing when it is rising, it seems to have stabilized over the past week or two, and the fish are getting into a feeding pattern.  Our last few trips have seen 10 – 20 Rainbows come to the boat.  And our favourite time has just arrived.  The caddis hatch!  That means that these fish are now looking up.  They are keying on insects on the surface, which means its dry fly season.  The most exciting time to catch these feisty Rainbows.One small pool we drifted into was holding a couple dozen fish.  We could sit and watch these fish cycle from the top end of the pool to the bottom end.  Each taking turns coming to the surface to sip a skittering caddis.  This made for an exciting afternoon.  Sight fishing for these great fish is very exciting.  And getting your presentation just right is rewarding.  When that fish finally comes to the surface to take your offering.  Zing……………..goes the reel and into the air goes the fish.  These fish are powerful.  Being raised in the strong currents of the Columbia makes for some strong swimming fish.  And these fish will take you well into your backing before you can gain control.  Just another exciting afternoon on the Columbia.That’s only the fly fishing part of it.  We have also been hooking into some nice Walleye on the spinning gear.  They’re not really thick in the river yet, but that will soon change.  The next couple of months should see more and more Walleye hanging around and the fishing will just get better and better.  Most of the Walleye have been two to four pounds.  And most of our Rainbows have been 16 – 22 inches, with the odd 24 -27 inch fish as well. Were just getting into the prime river fishing.  So stay tuned for that as well. The Salmon fishing is in full swing.  And there seems to be lots of bait around this year, which has been bringing lots of big fish in with it.  This is the beginning of our 2 month Salmon season, so we are looking forward to the fish getting even bigger and more abundant as July and August approach.  Already consistent Salmon in the 20 plus pound range, with a few 30 pounders coming in lately.  Looking forward to the rest of the season.last_img read more

3 Aug

Cotter rink rolls into Page Playoff at 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships

first_imgEarlier in the day, Geall thrashed another Kootenay rink, Chris Ducharme of Creston 9-3 in seven ends.Geall now meets Johnson Friday morning in B event play.The winner plays in the B Final Friday at 2 p.m. against the survivor of the Glen Jackson/Jeff Richard contest and the two seed in the Page Playoff.Richard doubled Wes Craig of Victoria 6-3 Thursday evening while Jackson edged out Daniel Wenzek 6-4.Kootenay rinks Ducharme and Buchy now must look to qualify in the C event today.Ducharme, fresh from knocking out Will House of Richmond 7-4 Thursday night — the rink’s second win of the day — now waits for the winner of Wenzek and Jason Montgomery of Victoria.Buchy meets Neil Dangerfield of Victoria today at 9 a.m.The Page Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Cotter facing the B-event winner.At 7 p.m. the final two qualifiers face off in the 3-4 contest for the right to meet the loser of the 1-2 Page Playoff Sunday morning at 11 a.m.The 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Final, matching the 1-2 Page Playoff winner against the semi final victor, is set for 4 p.m. at the Nelson Curling Rink.Both games Sunday will be televised live by Sportsnet.The overall winner of the event will represent B.C. at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa March 5-13. Earlier in the week, Jim Cotter expressed that the goal of every team at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships was to “make the playoffs.”Cotter grabbed the top spot in the Page Playoff Thursday night, holding off Michael Johnson of New Westminster 5-4 in the A-Final at the Nelson Curling Club.The defending BC Men’s Champ took control of the game from the opening end, scoring the deuce in the first end.Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffiths and lead Rick Sawatsky, then took a commanding 4-1 lead after three ends with another pair in the end en route to the top prize in the triple-knockout elimination round.The Okanagan rink out curled their opponents during the contest 89 percent to 78 for Johnson, with Ryan Kuhn having a stellar game at the third position, finishing at 93 percent.Johnson came into the contest on a roll, with victories over pre-playdow favourite Dean Joanisse Wednesday 6-3 and Wes Craig 6-4 earlier Thursday.In other action Thursday, the next rink looking to book a spot in the Page Playoffs appears to be the Sean Geall rink of New Westminster.After arriving earlier in the day from Vancouver due to the birth of his child, Geall cruised to another dominating victory, this time a 10-3 pasting of Kimberley’s Tom Buchy in B-event action.Geall, third Andrew Bilesky, Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen broke open a close game by scoring eight points from ends three to six — including a fiver in the sixth.last_img read more

27 Nov

PBA Finals: Hotshots overcome June Mar Fajardo, Beermen for 1-0 lead

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Magnolia held off San Miguel Beer, 99-94, for a 1-0 lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee came up big down the stretch for the Hotshots, who also won the finals opener last year but ended up dropping the next four games to lose in the series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sangalang posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Lee had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.The Hotshots overcame June Mar Fajardo’s herculean effort of 35 points and 21 rebounds.Game 2 is on Friday, 7 p.m., still at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ONE: After string of defeats, Richard Corminal more than determined to get on track SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Crowd starting to fill up the Big Dome for Game 1 of the #PBAFinals between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/SknmF3TPEj— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 1, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics “I talked to my players at halftime and I told them we can’t beat San Miguel on the offensive end and I’m very happy because they responded to the challenge by playing defense in the second half to limit San Miguel to under 100 points and that’s the key,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more