Facebook3Tweet0Pin0 If you’re a parent, you know growing up is hard. A child’s mind and body are always changing, and learning how to adapt to these changes can be incredibly stressful. Children can feel pressure from all aspects of their life: to succeed in school, to succeed at sports, to succeed at making friends. It is important for you to look for ways to let children know that they’re appreciated and can succeed, and trophies are a tried and true way to help.Commemorating a child’s achievements impacts them in several positive ways. It creates a memory for the child. Children will display their trophies proudly, and any time they see these awards, they will remember the story associated with them. It also provides the child a tangible object that they can feel proud of. It is not merely something given to them, but rather something they earned due to their achievements and skill. This encourages children to take pride in themselves, developing self-esteem. Perhaps most importantly, receiving a trophy, medal, or award is fun! Everybody loves the opportunity to be honored for their achievements, and children are no different.Friendly competition is a great motivator to improve one’s skill in a given area. The competitive spirit encourages children and adults alike to try their hardest. However, children appreciate tangible rewards for their hard work. A medal, trophy, or other award is a great way to give children something to strive for.All kids can benefit from receiving awards and medals in their life. Awards are a great way of acknowledging them for their hard work. Customized trophies, awards and medals from TAGS Awards & Specialties can help motivate your child, create a proud memory, and improve their self-esteem.
Open Monday – Saturday from 6:30 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. Submitted by Great Harvest Bread Co.An inviting display of Northwest products and tasty mixes greet shoppers when they enter the Great Harvest Bread Company in West Olympia.“We can prepare a gift basket for any budget,” explains Kerry Norem, owner of Great Harvest Bread Company.Whether you are looking for a way to thank a friend, buy a holiday gift or just bring a treat to a hostess, Great Harvest Bread Company can assist in preparing an ideal gift.The bakery stocks baskets so shoppers can create their own gift stocked with products made exclusively in the Pacific Northwest. Pick up a box of Market Spice tea, add a tin of Cougar Gold cheese and a jar of Ila’s Jam.Or, simply purchase a Bread Kiss – a loaf of your favorite bread wrapped in a delightful kitchen tea towel – which retails at an “easy on the pocketbook” price of $12.“We also prepare tasty granola and oatmeal mixes which make a unique gift for a hard-to-buy-for person on your list,” adds Norem.Gluten-free breads, biscotti, and soups are also available in the locally owned and operated shop.For more information about Great Harvest Bread Company, click here.Great Harvest Bread Co.1530 Black Lake BlvdOlympia, WA 98502 Facebook5Tweet0Pin0
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0 Easter weekend is the start of Spring Break for most Thurston County public schools. As families prepare to take a few days off, turn to ThurstonTalk’s event calendar for all the activities around town. Use our *new* Kids & Family section to find a new place to play or rediscover an old favorite haunt. Using the Activities drop down menu, you can sort for either indoor or outdoor stories.Here is a recap of the Easter Egg Hunts happening around Olympia this weekend. For more specific details, click here.Friday, March 29 –Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble at the RAC at 8:00 pmSaturday, March 30 –10:00 am – Westfield Capital Mall10:00 am – Dog Easter Egg Hunt at the RAC10:00 am – New Apostolic Church11:00 am – Tumwater High School11:00 am – Bucknell Field in Lacey12:00 pm – South Sound Church1:00 pm – Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & FarmSunday, March 312:00 pm – Priest Point Park2:00 pm – South Sound ManorOther events happening this weekend include:Dig razor clams in Ocean Shores this weekend.Play outside on Saturday, in honor of the 100th birthday of the Washington State Parks system.Visit the WET Science Center.Gather ideas for activities during Spring Break.Attend a performance at Olympia Family Theater or Harlequin Productions. Both local theater groups have shows throughout the weekend.Catch a roller derby bout between #1 Oly Rollers and #2 San Diego Starlettes on Sunday evening.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia. If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at email@example.com. For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.
MADRID, SPAIN – AUGUST 18: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid battle for the ball for the penalty kick with Bruno Gonzalez of Getafe CF during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Getafe CF at Wanda Metropolitano on August 18, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)Advertisement 5xrxcvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vskn0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehw52( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7g19Would you ever consider trying this?😱0pjppCan your students do this? 🌚kf6dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Joao Felix’s 120mil Euros transfer from Benfica to Atletico Madrid was one of the biggest deals this transfer window and why it shook fans across the globe was because this massive fee was for securing the services of a 19 year old.Advertisement A player who many consider as one for the future, has become impatient and has started paying dividends on the pitch in his La Liga debut.Advertisement Watch his brilliant solo run into the box to earn his team a penalty :Advertisement With blistering pace to burn and a immaculate set of feet combined with his lethal finishing, Felix is destined for greatness. His call-up to Portugal National team before the UEFA Nations League was testimony to his insane potential.The attacking midfielder had a splendid preseason before this game against Getafe where he scored 5+ goals and assists. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Twitter(@Leander/@Maheshbhupathi)Advertisement 3byrz5NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvxdkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebfv6w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nghtWould you ever consider trying this?😱8rgCan your students do this? 🌚6og68Roller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt on sports activity all over the world, and athletes, now confimed in self-isolation away from training grounds, are coming up with interesting new ways to train and keep themselves fit, and some are taking to social media to share with their fans. Recently, tennis ace Roger Federer poste about his drill on Twitter, and Indian tennis legend Leander Paes has shared his training routine too, but with a frying pan instead of a tennis racket, naming it ‘#FryingPanChallenge’, and his former doubles teammate Mahesh Bhupathi gives it a go!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@Leander/@Maheshbhupathi)On Wednesday, Leander Paes shared a clip on his official Twitter, where he was hitting a tennis ball on the wall repeatedly with a frying pan. Naming it ‘Frying Pan Challenge’, the 46 year old nominated all of his followers and other icons of the Indian sporting fraternity to take up the chalenge.“Here’s a challenge for you guys while we’re in lockdown! How many can you do?” Paes wrote in the caption, “I’m challenging all of you out there. Send in your entries with the #FryingPanChallenge, tag me, and I’ll share the best few! 😁#TennisAtHome #StayHomeStaySafe #NoLookVolley #LockdownChallengeAdvertisement Check out the video here-As the official Twitter handle of ATP Tour shared Paes’s challenge, fellow tennis stalwart and Paes’s former teammate Mahesh Bhupathi was quick to notice his partner’s amazing juggle skills, and retweeted with: “Guy can volley with anything 😳😇“Paes replied back, crediting the contribution of their mentors for the skill, and also asked Bhupathi to join in for the challenge.Bhupathi was quick to follow up, who joined in the challenge, but with a smaller frying pan, as looking at the camera proved to be a little difficult for the 45 year old.“@Leander here you go, I tried your no look, talking to the camera version but I don’t have that kind of skill so I went down in size to a mini frying pan to make it challenging 😇🎾 🍳” Bhupathi tweeted his clip.India is currently under a 21-day nationwide lockdown, which will be in effect till 14th April. There has been 6,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India, and the death toll is at 199.Also read-Roger Federer tags Virat Kohli, The Rock and others in home work out video!Mahesh Bhupathi’s 2-year-old niece brightens up bleak times with her message to Covid-19 Advertisement
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Nelson out shot the Hawks 40-29. But almost half of those shots came in the opening frame when the Leafs dominated Beaver Valley 18-7 on the shot meter.Travis Beekhuizen survived a shaky first period to register the win in goal for Beaver Valley.The goaltending team of Brett Soles, who started the game, and Cody Boeckman, shared the loss for Nelson.After finishing November with a 10-0-0-1 record Nelson completed the month of December with a 4-3-1 mark. Two of those defeats came against Murdoch rivals Castlegar (6-1) and Beaver Valley.In the last four games Nelson is 1-2-1.The road doesn’t get any easier for the Leafs as the club takes to the road this weekend for a pair of games in the East Kootenay, starting Friday in Fernie against the Eddie Mountain leading Ghostriders.Sunday, Nelson, playing the next five games on the road, visits Castlegar in a 2 p.m. afternoon affair.Next home game is Friday, January 18th against Columbia Valley Rockies.Meanwhile Beaver Valley, 9-1-1 in December plays a home-and-home series against Kimberley Dynamiters, starting Friday in the Bavarian City.MURDOCH NOTES: The Beaver Valley win puts the season series at 4-2 Leafs, but allows the Hawks to gain some revenge after Nelson rallied to a 7-6 victory in November at the Hawks Nest. . . . Sunday, Nelson completed another deal that saw forward Jacob Boyczuk traded to Revelstoke Grizzlies for future considerations. Boyczuk came to Nelson before the season started from Beaver Valley in a deal that saw Walker Sidoni shipped to Fruitvale. In 31 games this season for Trail native had 12 goals and 14 assists. Boyczuk is the second player off the Leafs top line that included Colton Schell and Colton McCarthy, to leave the team. McCarthy is now playing for Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League. . . .Nelson captain Schell continues to lead the league in scoring despite accumulating two points in the last four games. In two games against Castlegar and Beaver Valley, the Nelson sniper has been all but silenced, picking up only one assist against Beaver Valley. . . Nelson fans got a good look at newcomer Conner Gross. The Alberta native, traded from Grand Forks during the Christmas break, scored in his first game with Nelson. . . .Former Nelson head coach Simon Wheeldon was behind the bench again for the Leafs. Wheeldon was filling in for assistant coach Brent Petrick, who was suspended by the league following an altercation Saturday in Spokane. The Murdoch Division is a lot tighter to start 2013 after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks put some serious hurt on the front running Nelson Leafs in the traditional New Year’s Eve classic Monday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks exploded for five third period goals en route to a 7-5 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory against the Murdoch Division leading Leafs.The Hawks turned a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 advantage with four goals in a nine-minute plus span to move to within four points of the Leafs in the Murdoch Division.Beaver Valley and Castlegar are now tied for second spot in the division.The real damage came early in the third period when Beaver Valley scored three times in just over a minute — two goals coming from Kurt Black and a single from Dallas Calvin.The three goals erased a Nelson 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.Michael Bell increased the advantage to 6-4 with a shorthanded marker before Seth Schmidt stopped the bleeding for Nelson with a goal that brought the home side to within one.However, Calvin, with his second of the game and fourth point, iced the game for the Hawks. The goal came with Nelson on the power play.Nelson looked to be in complete control of the divisional matchup scoring three times in the first period.Bryce Nielsen, from his knees, newcomer Conner Gross, with a nice foot to stick play, and Aaron Dunlap gave Nelson what appeared to be insurmountable momentum.But in the second Connor Brown-Maloski started the comeback with a power play goal three minutes into the period.Brandon Butlin made it 3-2 late in the frame before Major Midget affiliate Brandon Sookro regained Nelson’s two-goal advantage before the period ended.
Nelson hosts Games one and two of the best-of-three series.Puck drop is 7:30 p..m. both nights.However, if a Game three is needed it will be played Sunday in the Castlegar Recreation Complex at 6 p.m. The Saints enter the Finals as the BCIHL’s top-ranked team after finishing first in the regular season standings with a record of 21 wins and 3 losses.Selkirk, advancing to the final after defeating defending champion UVIC last weekend in Castlegar, set records for both wins and points this season and picked up victories in all four games against SFU.But the second-place Clan is no pushover, as their roster features a number of former WHL and BCHL players including goaltender Graeme Gordon, who led the Vernon Vipers to a National Championship in 2010, and former Trail Smoke Eaters sniper Nick Sandor.SFU placed four players in the Top-10 in league scoring and outscored Thompson Rivers University 11-3 in a first-round series sweep last weekend. The games in Nelson will represent a homecoming for Saints forward Connor McLaughlin, who was a member of the Nelson Leafs’ 2009 KIJHL championship-winning squad.He spent three seasons in the Green and White, appearing in 136 games. Tickets for Games 1 and 2 in Nelson and Game 3 in Castlegar will be available at the door on game night or in advance from Mallard’s Source for Sports or the gymnasium at Selkirk’s Castlegar Campus.Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors, children and Selkirk College students and staff. Playoff hockey is returning to the NDCC Arena.Only the home team will not be wearing Green and White.The Selkirk Saints will be the new home team as the squad opens the BCIHL best-of-three championship Friday in the NDCC Arena against Simon Fraser University.The venue move was necessary after Castlegar Rebels defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday night in Game seven of the KIJHL Murdoch Division Finals.The Rebels now advance to the Kootenay Conference Final which begins Friday in Castlegar.
“It was another very impressive weekend,” said Wildcats skipper Joe Moreira.“We won, but more importantly we played really well throughout.”Mount Sentinel finished second in the pool play to Selkirk before defeating Prince Charles Comets of Creston 2-0 and outlasting Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook in a best-of-five semi final.Mount Sentinel, ranked fourth overall behind Immaculata of Kelowna, Southridge of Surrey and third-ranked Langley Christian in the most recent BC AGirl’s Volleyball poll, open the Kootenay finals Friday in front of the student body against Fernie Falcons.The tournament then shifts to Selkirk College in Castlegar.There the Wildcats then play Boundary Central of Midway and Sparwood before Saturday’s playoff round.The Kootenay Championship final is set for 2:45 p.m. at Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar with the winner representing the zone at the provincial tournament November 27-29 in Kelowna.Immaculata of Kelowna is the host school. The dress rehearsal is over for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Now comes the real test in front of a live audience as the Cats enter the playoffs in the single-A Girl’s Volleyball season beginning with the Kootenay Championship zone tournament this weekend at Mount Sentinel.Mount Sentinel tuned up for the provincial run by capturing the title at the Selkirk Storm tournament Saturday in Kimberley.The Cats played with confidence in defeating host Storm 3-1 in the best-of-five final.
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2016)–Hronis Racing’s Nancy From Nairobi will be bidding for her fourth consecutive win as she heads a field of nine in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. For fillies and mares three and up, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one eighth on turf.Named for William Haggin Perry’s three-time Eclipse Award winning daughter of Bold Ruler (1967, 68 & 69), the Gamely was first run in 1939 at Hollywood Park as the Long Beach Handicap. It will be run for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Monday. FANTICOLA: Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, this 6-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare led every step of the way in last year’s Gamely, only to be collared late while finishing second, beaten a neck. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Fanticola, who stalked the pace and finished third, beaten 1 ¾ lengths by Nancy From Nairobi in the Grade II Royal Heroine May 5, will be making her third start of the year in the Gamely and rates a huge chance. Ultra-consistent, Fanticola is 12-3-3-5 over the Santa Anita turf and is 21-5-5-8 overall with earnings of $537,300. THE GRADE I GAMELY STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 10) Approximate post time 5:30 p.m. PDT NANCY FROM NAIROBI: Trained by John Sadler, this 5-year-old English-bred mare will stretch out a furlong off a solid half length win here in the Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes on May 5. Ultra-impressive in a pair of allowance scores on Feb. 5 (1 1/8 miles on turf) and March 4 (one mile turf), “Nancy” earned a 96 Beyer Speed figure in taking the Royal Heroine, which was her fifth start under Sadler’s care. With a win and a second from two lifetime tries at the Gamely distance, she has an eye-catching turn of foot and appears to be primed for a career-best effort. With an overall mark of 22-5-6-0, she has earnings of $271,456. She will again be ridden by Abel Lezcano, who has been aboard in all of her stateside starts. WEKEELA: Headquartered with trainer Chad Brown at Belmont Park, this 4-year-old French-bred filly showed ample promise in her U.S. debut, finishing second, beaten five lengths, in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles turf Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland on April 16. A Group III winner in France in her only try at a mile and one eighth on turf, Wekeela, who will likely be attentive to the early pace, merits plenty of respect in her Southern California debut. Owned by Martin Schwartz, she has three wins and three seconds from nine starts and has earnings of $242,587. NASHOBA’S GOLD: A two-time graded stakes winner here in 2014, this 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Smart Strike was winless in three starts last year and comes off a fourth place finish here in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf Santa Ana Stakes on March 26. Owned and bred by Warren B. Williamson, she is out of Williamson Racing’s good producing mare Nashoba. Trained by Carla Gaines, Nashoba’s Gold was an even fifth two starts back going a flat mile on turf in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 20 and appears to be coming to her best in what will be her third start of the year. With all three of her career wins (from four tries) coming at the Gamely distance, Nashoba’s Gold will be making her 11th career start on Monday. She has earnings of $284,438. Nancy From Nairobi–Abel Lezcano–121Evo Campo–Rafael Bejarano–121Dressed to a T–Mario Gutierrez–121Fanticola–Joe Talamo–121Elektrum–Victor Espinoza–121Wekeela–Javier Castellano–121Keri Belle–Mike Smith–121Illuminant–Flavien Prat–121Nashoba’s Gold–Tyler Baze–121First post time on Monday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.