The newest branch of the military, Space Force, is out with a new 30 second recruiting video titled “Make History.”The video focuses on the future as a woman’s voice says, “I see giant leaps making a comeback” over video of a rocket bursting through clouds. Shots of Space Force personnel and aircraft fill out the video, which ends with the woman saying, “The future is where I’ll make history.”The Air Force says Space Force is working to bring on the women and men who will fill its ranks over the next year and-a-half.
Facebook151Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Partners for PhilanthropyPhilanthropists, including a local volunteer who helps more than a dozen organizations, will be honored during the annual luncheon of South Sound Partners for Philanthropy. The event will take place on National Philanthropy Day, Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Hotel RL. The luncheon will begin at noon; registration opens at 11:30a.m. The public is invited to the event.This year’s honorees are:Spencer and Ben Rex invest time, research and care into every item they sell on eBay.Next Generation Philanthropists: Spencer and Ben Rex. For the last several years, the brothers have scoured local garage and other sales for unique items that they sell for a profit on eBay. Ten percent of their profit then goes to local charities. Among those benefiting are Seattle Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors, Community Youth Services and Pear Blossom Place. Ben, 14, and Spencer, 16, go to Capital High School. Both are active in band and sports. They also have volunteered the last two summers at the City of Olympia’s Olywahoo summer day camp.Leadership in Personal Philanthropy: Ted and Tanya Jernigan. The Jernigans, who have lived here for about 10 years, have been instrumental in local giving through The Jernigan Foundation, which focuses on global and local concerns, including human trafficking, Boys and Girls Clubs, CareNet Pregnancy Centers, Salvation Army, Washington Engage and the Evergreen Christian School.Leadership in Business Philanthropy: Phillips Burgess PLLC. This local law firm gives extensively in both time and talent to United Way of Thurston County, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Capitol Land Trust, the Thurston County Food Bank and other groups.Leadership in Philanthropy – Community Organization: First United Methodist Church of Olympia. This church has served the community for more than 160 years and been instrumental through its Warm Hearts Fund and its Help Us Move In fund (now an independent foundation) in helping local families in need. FUMCO is also being honored for helping to get Camp Quixote started, for providing meeting space for non-profits for free or at a reduced rate and for its members volunteering and giving at a wide range of local non-profits, including the Family Support Center, the YWCA, Homes First and Community Youth Services.Paul Grudis Inspirational Award: Carole Jones. Local volunteer Carole Jones has clocked in thousands of hours since the early 1990s, helping more than a dozen local non-profit organizations. Carole helps with the Providence St. Peter Foundation’s No One Dies Alone program, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 318, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts and the United Way of Thurston County, which honored her as Volunteer of the Year in 2013.South Sound Partners for Philanthropy, founded in 2000, is a consortium of more than 30 local non-profit organizations. To attend the luncheon, register online at www.celebrategiving.org
Dave Bry is very sorry and he’s prepared to tell you why at River Road Books at 7:30 p.m. on April 11. Bry’s book, Public Apology: In Which a Man Grapples with a Lifetime of Regret One Incident at a Time, is a very funny collection of essays featuring a man (Bry himself) reckoning with a past fraught with bad decisions. Reaching back as far as grade school, Bry draws upon his experiences growing up in Little Silver and shapes his apologies into a unique memoir that remind all of us that our past can define us until we face it, one person at a time.Bry writes regularly for The Awl, a website that discusses news, politics and culture, Vibe, XXL, Spin and True/Slant. He grew up in Little Silver and currently lives in Brooklyn.Copies of Public Apology are available at River Road Books and the author event is free with the purchase of the book. Call River Road Books at 732-747-9455 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
By Art Petrosemolo |The growth of Monmouth County and its historic river towns is intertwined with the nautical history of Sandy Hook Bay and the area’s two prominent rivers – the Navesink and Shrewsbury.The nonprofit group – The Navesink Marine Historical Association (NMHA) – celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015, is at the forefront of uncovering those links and documenting them through educational and environmental programs for the community.The group recently published the second edition of the area’s nautical history: “A Chronology of Boating on the Navesink River,” written by marine engineer Rik van Hemmen.Van Hemmen, a Fair Haven resident, is a founding member of NMHA. He also is the principal of Martin Ottaway, Red Bank, a century old marine engineering firm that specializes in disaster recovery.“As part of NMHA’s educational mission of uncovering the rich nautical history of the two rivers area,” van Hemmen says, “we had populated our website with lots of photos and text about the growth of boating from the pre-Colonial Native Americans through the 20th century. The book was a natural outgrowth of that effort.”The soft cover book’s first edition, with just under 100 pages, was self-published by NMHA in 2010 and more than 400 copies were sold locally at River Road Books in Fair Haven, Bahrs Landing in Highlands, through marine professional organizations, and online through Amazon and the NMHA’s website.In discussing the book’s second edition, van Hemmen smiled. “Our research uncovered lots of new materials that didn’t just fit at the end of the book but throughout, ” says the author. “The second edition has an additional 25 pages (120 page total) with new information on the growth of boating in the area.”As an example, van Hemmen sites the Colonial (replica) vessel OnRust, from upstate New York, that, with the help of NMHA, spent a week in the area for the 350th anniversary celebration of Monmouth County this past summer. It included stops in Red Bank and Fair Haven where hundreds of visitors toured the vessel. “The Onrust,” van Hemmen says, “is a great example of one of the small trading vessels that would have brought cargo to the two rivers communities during their early growth from the Colonial period right through the late 1700s.”Other boats added to Chronology are the historic iceboat Rocket restored by the Shrewsbury River Ice Boat Club in Red Bank and featured in a national NBC TV news segment earlier this year, and the new Clearwater Garvey recently built by members of NMHA for New Jersey Friends of Clearwater.The book describes watercraft with text, photos and drawings from the first boats – dugout canoe built by Native Americans – to a chapter on one-design sailboats that are popular on the rivers for racing out of the local yacht and boat clubs including the 135-year old Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank.A glossary of terms to help the nautical neophyte completes the volume.Chronology also includes information on several NMHA programs for adults and children. NMHA was formed by a small group of nautical enthusiasts with a deep interest in the history of the Two Rivers including Gayle Horvath, Red Bank; Bob Noguiera, Fair Haven; Tom Gibson, Holmdel; Dr. Charles Ladoulis, Locust, and van Hemmen.The group’s first programs were six-hour canoe building sessions where, for several years, they mentored youngsters who built and launched canoes over a weekend. The program was first run at the Monmouth Boat Club and continued for years at the Fair Haven Fire House.The canoe building grew into a River Rangers (a trailer-boat based summer river exploratory program for kids) that involves hundreds of children to age 16. A recently started Sea Scouts co-ed program for teenagers has nine members working on nautical projects.NMHA holds periodic meetings with nautical speakers at Bahrs Landing in Highlands that are open to the public.Recently NMHA partnered with the township of Middletown for the rehabilitation of the historic Grover House at the entrance of Stevenson Park on West Front Street. Working with the town and with help from private donations, NMHA will rehabilitate the first floor for offices and meeting space and they hope to construct a separate barn that will serve as a shop and workspace for boat building and repair.Long-term, NMHA would like to garner support locally for a federal nautical sanctuary designation (similar to national park status) for the area from the Sandy Hook through the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.To learn more about NMHA and their programs visit, the group’s website, www.navesinkmaritime.org
Brendan Smith, leading Nelson with three points, Nicholas Ketola, Rayce Miller, Matthew Sokol and Riley Swiscoski, called up from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League, replied for the Leafs.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs in the game 49-43, including a 21-12 margin in the opening frame.Brett Clark registered the win in goal for the Hawks.Rebels take 1-0 lead on Border BruinsIn Castlegar, Carson Wornig scored an unassisted marker early in the third period to spark the hometown Rebels to a 3-1 win over Grand Forks Border Bruins in Murdoch Division Semi Final Tuesday.Daniel Petten and Tayden Woods also scored for the Rebels.Jordan Robertson replied for the Bruins.Castlegar led 1-0 after one period before Robertson pulled the Bruins even after two frames.Castlegar out shot the Bruins 35-30 making a winner out of netminder Logan Sawka. Kyle Hope and Dylan Heppier each scored twice to lead the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 7-5 victory over the Nelson Leafs in the opening game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Murdoch Division Semi Final Tuesday night in Fruitvale.The Hawks take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game two Wednesday back at the Fruitvale Arena.Hope and Heppier each scored in the opening frame as the Hawks built a 4-1 period lead and chased Leaf starting goalie Josh Williams from the game.Patrick Ostermann replaced the former Alberta Junior Hockey League netminder after surrendering the Hawks’ third goal by Hope.Tyler Hartman, finishing the game with three points, Jace Weegar and Blake Sidoni also scored for the Hawks, which led 5-3 after 40 minutes.Kellan Olson also had three points for Beaver Valley while former Nelson Leaf Nolan Percival finished the game with two assists.