OlyBella – Celebrating One Year of Business

first_imgFacebook67Tweet0Pin100Submitted by OlyBella Lip ButtersOlyBella Lip Butters have been on the market since March 2016, and the demand for them has surprised owner Olivia Salazar de Breaux. The Olympia native initially created this moisturizing lip balm for her two young children who often complained of chapped lips. She needed a nontoxic lip balm with long lasting results at an affordable price.Since launching the business, she has gained a loyal following from locals who love how smooth and soft their lips feel as well as the variety of unique flavors such as Mexican Hot Chocolate, Cucumber Melon, Dreamsicle, and Mojito. Olivia shares, “The feedback has been wonderful! I hear from parents who use them with confidence on their little ones, from people with skin sensitivities who have a hard time using other products, and from people who no longer use their old lip balms because they love the way OlyBella Lip Butters make their lips feel!”OlyBella Lip Butters can be found at shops throughout Thurston County.OlyBella Lip Butters are now carried at seven local establishments and she is actively seeking out other local venues to sell them. Her focus has been on working with small locally owned Olympia businesses because she believes in supporting local economy. “Partnering with local business owners is inspiring. These are the people that give back to our community. They help shape our economy. I feel extremely privileged to be able to work with these amazing business owners. They really are great people.”You can purchase OlyBella Lip Butters online at OlyBella.com or at any of these Olympia establishments: Capitol Florist, Gallery Boom, Hot Toddy, Spuds Produce Market, Linneas – A Unique Boutique, Dawn Johnson – Makeup Artist, A Beautiful Face and Skin Care.last_img read more

Thurston EDC Encourages Your Eligible Business to Apply for STEDI ScaleUp…

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston EDCThe Thurston EDC is pleased to announce a ScaleUp Training Series Scholarship available to eligible businesses in South Thurston County. The South Thurston Economic Development Initiative (STEDI) focuses on the long-range economic and community development in the rural areas of Thurston County. ScaleUp Thurston is a comprehensive business-growth training program which includes in-person classroom training and one-on-one coaching to help small business owners plan and achieve their goals.  ScaleUp Training Series include: Business TuneUp, Build Your Market and Financial Mastery. The Business TuneUp class helps businesses to be able to put order and systems in place that ends up resulting in more freedom and breathing room to work on their businesses and not in their business. The cost of the course is $795 or $395 for one class which can be taken a la carte. Businesses located in Lacey / Olympia/Tumwater may also be eligible for a city-sponsored scholarship.Scholarships will be awarded to one business from each of the following areas: Yelm/Rainier, Tenino/Bucoda and Grand Mound/Rochester. Representatives from STEDI, City of Yelm, Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Rainier, City of Tenino, Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce, Town of Bucoda and Grand Mound/Rochester Chamber of Commerce will be invited to review and rank applications and select one business from each area to receive a scholarship to the ScaleUp Training Series.  The application deadline is August 26, 5:00 p.m.If you are not able to participate in the ScaleUp Training Series and would like business coaching, we can connect you with Tawn Holstra Auston, Rural Business Coach with the Washington Center for Women in Business Rural Services Program who is serving the South Thurston County Communities of Bucoda, Grand Mound, Rainier, Rochester, Tenino and Yelm, as well as with other services at the Center for Business and Innovation. There is no cost for the Rural Business coaching services.For more information please contact George Sharp at 360-464-6043 or gsharp@thurstonedc.com.For more information about Thurston EDC visit http://www.thurstonedc.com/For more information about ScaleUp, visit: https://thurstonedc.com/scaleup/About the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & InnovationThe Thurston Economic Development Council has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. At the foundation of the work we do are three main principles: recruit, retain, and expand. We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.last_img read more

Jofra Archer subjected to racial abuse in innings defeat, New Zealand Cricket issues apology

first_imgImage Courtesy: Daily MailAdvertisement kn14iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4xqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E227c1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) djaWould you ever consider trying this?😱0e27Can your students do this? 🌚bvplrRoller skating! Powered by Firework After snatching the T20 series right from the jaws of defeat, the England team fell to an innings defeat against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui. During the final day’s play, Jofra Archer was racially abused by a member of the crowd after getting dismissed. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Daily MailMaking his way into the pavilion after getting dismissed for 30, the all-rounder was insulted by a member of the crowd which he happened to reveal through a tweet after the match.Advertisement New Zealand Cricket issued an apology to Archer while adding that the person concerned has not been identified as of yet. The statement read:“New Zealand Cricket will be contacting, and apologising to English fast bowler Jofra Archer, who was racially abused by a spectator as he left the field at the conclusion of the first Test at Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui,” read the statement.“Although security providers at the venue were unable to locate the perpetrator, NZC will be examining CCTV footage and making further inquiries tomorrow in an endeavour to identify the man responsible.“NZC has zero-tolerance towards abusive or offensive language at any of its venues and will refer any developments in the case to the police.“It will contact Mr. Archer tomorrow to apologise for the unacceptable experience, and to promise increased vigilance in the matter when the teams next meet in Hamilton.”Read Also:Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli : Like Sachin mastered the straight drive, Virat Kohli has mastered the extra cover drive!MAJESTIC MARATHA ARABIANS SECURE FIRST SPOT IN 2019 ALDAR PROPERTIES ABU DHABI T10 FINAL Advertisementlast_img read more

Sanjay Manjrekar supports JNU protest and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt fires back at him!

first_imgAdvertisement 8zv3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VswgzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezewm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8joWould you ever consider trying this?😱2xCan your students do this? 🌚35cjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following the brutal attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students last Sunday, the citizens of the country including the sports fraternity have voiced their condemnation of this horrific incident. On Tuesday, Sanjay Manjrekar, a respected commentator in the cricketing world, expressed his solidarity towards the protestors in Mumbai. However, Yogeshwar Dutt, the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist and a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader, took no time to oppose Manjrekar’s support through social media and raised questions over a ‘Free Kashmir’ placard spotted at the ongoing protest.  Advertisement Advertisement Earlier this morning, Manjrekar retweeted a post with the images from the protest last night before the Gateway of India, captioning “Well done Mumbai!”.Dutt, quickly joined the debate and posted a picture of a girl holding a ‘Free Kashmir’ placard in the same protest and asked the former cricketer:“This is also the truth of the same procession. @sanjaymanjrekar what do you have to say about such people?” (in Hindi).The wrestler from Haryana, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in Men’s freestyle 60 kg wrestling, joined the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) last year and participated in his state’s Assembly Elections for the Baroda seat; but lost by nearly 5,000 votes to Sri Krishan Hooda, of Indian National Congress.The image of the girl with the placard, on the other hand, has gone viral and several BJP members have objected against it – claiming they are “separatist views”. The Mumbai Police on Monday, confirmed that they are searching for the woman to question her and that necessary steps will be taken for her actions.The ongoing protests in Mumbai started on Sunday night, after violence broke out inside the JNU campus on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus. Students and people from all walks of life throughout Mumbai have gathered before the Gateway of India to protest against this horrific incident since then.You may also like: Yogeshwar Dutt joins BJP ahead of Haryana PollsIndia’s first woman Paralympic Games medallist Deepa Malik joins BJPDespite breaking ground on D/N tests for India, Sourav Ganguly non-committal on 4 day tests Advertisementlast_img read more

PV Sindhu asserts the importance of reaching finals over ‘Silver Sindhu’ tag

first_imgAdvertisement 3k1oiNBA Finals | Brooklyn VszsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E62( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9udcWould you ever consider trying this?😱eCan your students do this? 🌚zhpRoller skating! Powered by Firework PV Sindhu endured a rough 2018 after the ace shuttler lost seven finals in a row. The phase brought upon a lot of flak with several people questioning Sindhu’s mentality, instinct, and penned it down to a phobia of finals. Advertisement The Olympic silver medalist claimed that reaching the finals is also not a mean achievement. During an online chat with Ameetha Sinh, Sindhu stated that people don’t understand the fact that she can’t win all the tournaments she contests in. She said:“What people do not understand is reaching the final is also not a mean achievement. You don’t go and directly play the final. You have to play many matches,”Advertisement “Back in 2018, when I lost seven consecutive finals, people used to ask me, What’s happening in the finals? But they need to understand I can’t win all tournaments” Advertisement PV Sindhu lost a number of high profile gold medal matches in 2018 which include the 2018 Asian Games and the Commonwealth games as well.Sindhu claims people started expecting more from her after Rio Olympics heroicsPV Sindhu came agonizingly close to an Olympic gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics but eventually had to settle for silver after blowing away a one-set lead.However, Sindhu secured India’s only silver at the mega-event, following which she was glistened by the government and the state authorities for her achievement. Sindhu believes that the moment kickstarted a new phase in her life.“My life is divided into two phases, before Rio, and after Rio. After the silver at Rio Olympics, expectations skyrocketed. To keep the same intensity in all tournaments is tough, but at the same time this is the reason why we train so hard,”“Once I step into the court, my only focus is to win the match. But with time I have realized sometimes even giving 100 percent on the court will not win you matches. You just have to move on as an athlete after having given your absolute best,”PV Sindhu had advice for the youngsters who dream of making it big in sports. According to her, the most essential component is support from family. She added:“My parents took voluntary retirement so that they could focus on me. We even changed our house because the academy was far. Family support is the most important thing. Next is enjoying the game, winning and losing is secondary as long as you are enjoying the sport,”PV Sindhu would be looking forward to training after a long hiatus with the government allowing athletes to train for August 5.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comIPL 2020 set to have COVID replacements and the use of Chinese sponsors Advertisementlast_img read more

Poet Chelsea Yarrow Gold Hosts “Live on the Deck” in Atlantic…

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – On Tuesday, January 10, poet and performance artist Chelsea Yarrow Gould hosts and is featured at the popular Atlantic Highlands Arts Council open mic, “Live on the Deck.” Gould will share her original poetry, paintings, and songs, accompanied by percussionist Steve Honoshosky. She’ll also introduce other performers and artists.Gould, born in Buffalo NY, is a poet, painter, dancer, and artist who plans to start a women’s performance artists’ collective in Monmouth County. She has performed at the Annex Open Mic, the AHAC Open Mic in Atlantic Highlands, and FilmOneFest.Musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, all creative souls and all who love good original live performance are invited to share the fun at this friendly, free open mic. Artists and performers sign up beginning at 7:00 pm, the show starts at 7:30 pm. at On the Deck Restaurant, 10 Simon Lake Drive, in the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Refreshments are available to purchase, and tax-deductible donations to the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council are welcome.last_img read more

Red Bank GOP Launches E-Newsletter

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – The Borough Council Republicans are taking the message directly to the public.Linda Schwabenbauer, Michael Whelan and Mark Taylor, the three GOP members among the six-member borough council, have begun distributing their own newsletter last week via email and Facebook.“Here’s an opportunity for transparency,” said Whelan, “where we were able to get out our message.”The emailed newsletter was distributed to about 300 residents, according to Schwabenbauer, names that were accumulated during her initial 2014 run for council, plus those collected by Whelan and Taylor and those from the Red Bank Republican organization, which go beyond just party members.There have also been a handful of additional residents who’ve signed up to receive future newsletters after it was initially distributed last week, she said.The newsletter, titled “The Bottom Line,” offers sections on such recent – and at times controversial – topics concerning areas the three council members oversee as chairs of various committees as well as other committees’ work. Among the topics discussed: the installation of new water meters and water and sewer rates; the ever-hot topic of parking in the borough; issues of public safety concerning police and the volunteer fire departments; what’s going on with the borough Parks and Recreation Department and its programs; and the status of the 2016 municipal budget, when it failed to win passage from the council late last month.“People often asked us, first of all, for more transparency,” for what the governing body is doing, Schwabenbauer explained as to why she and her two colleagues started the effort.“That’s the one thing we hear a lot, ‘Why are you doing what you’re doing?’” she continued. And with social media and the use of email, “You have a much broader reach with a newsletter.”Another point, Whelan said, is the media’s shortcomings in presenting all of the details of an issue, with the councilman realizing “That’s just how media works, that’s the world we live in.”“We have voted the same way, we have the same vision and we understand what needs to get done,” Whelan said, explaining it was only natural that the three would work together on informing the public.The newsletter, however is not intended to be a political tool, Schwabenbauer and Whelan maintained. Schwabenbauer acknowledged one insertion of a partisan nature, in the budget debate. She said it was clearly noted in the newsletter that it was her political viewpoint. “I think the way to do it is to be clear about it: this is my political plug,” she said.“I say it’s political. But they’re political,” countered Borough Councilwoman Cindy Burnham about the three Republicans and this effort.Burnham is now an independent and running as such for re-election this November. But she was first elected as a Republican until having a public falling out with the local GOP establishment, which then failed to endorse her with the party ballot line.Burnham has taken exception to some of the newsletter’s content calling some of it “false statements.” Burnham referenced the Republicans’ characterization of the debate over the installation of new water meters—which she opposed—and discussions over water and sewer rates.Burnham said she has been relying on Facebook to keep her supporters abreast of issues and about her re-election campaign.Schwabenbauer said the three hope to continue drafting and distributing the newsletter roughly quarterly.An official borough newsletter used to be written and produced internally by Borough Clerk Pam Borghi. But Borghi explained that it was never used as a political vehicle and was eventually discontinued some years back because using the borough website, email lists and text messaging were a more efficient and timely way of disseminating information to local residents.last_img read more

Doors Open at Adult Homeless Shelter in Oceanport

first_img“I’m excited that it’s opening. I think that it’s a great opportunity,” Boynton said. He added that this location is closer to job centers that will make it easier for his team “to work in tandem so we can provide better services to the residents,” he said. “It just makes it a lot easier to help them get on their feet.” “People sometimes forget life doesn’t always go in the direction that you would like it to,” said Donna Blaze, CEO of AHA of NJ, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 7. “This can happen to anyone. People experience trauma; people experience mental illness. Life changes from a place of goodness to a place of fear and concern.” Monmouth County elected officials and backers of the homeless shelter gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 7. Photo by Allison Perrine OCEANPORT – The county’s new emergency homeless shelter in the Fort Monmouth section of Oceanport will be a temporary refuge for up to 12 men and four women while they work to get back on their feet. It replaces a facility destroyed by Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, who serves on FMERA, also spoke that day and said she is “very pleased with the outcome” of the shelter, which was designed by Spiezle Architectural Group. “I’m delighted we’re at this point.” Freeholder Susan M. Kiley echoed similar remarks that same morning. Some families must live in their cars, or they come across addiction struggles and lose their way, Blaze said. Without compassion or support from others, she said “those people die; they wind up in jails. They don’t have an oppor tunity for rehabilitation.” That’s why the opening of the shelter was a time to celebrate the chance to revive people’s lives, she said. “People’s lives will be changed by this opportunity here.” The shelter was part of a prior agreement between a fort agency and the former U.S. Army base. These are two of the 12 beds in the men’s dormitory of the adult homeless shelter in the Fort Monmouth section of Oceanport. Photo by Allison Perrine According to shelter director Peter Boynton, during the reconstruction the county surveyed how many men versus women were referred to the shelter in the last several years. They then used that data to determine how to construct the building. The former emergency homeless shelter in Oceanport was established years ago when Fort Monmouth closed down, as an agreement between the U.S. Army and Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA). FMERA was required to provide services to the homeless population in the vicinity of Fort Monmouth. The building was later destroyed by flooding during Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and its operations were temporarily moved to Freehold Township. Its reconstruction in the former Fort Monmouth was funded by FMERA with a $1.9 million grant of the $2 million total cost. The tan, 4,500-square-foot adult homeless shelter is located at the corner of Courier Avenue and Murphy Drive. It offers temporary housing and counseling for up to 30 days per resident while they search for more permanent resources. After the 30-day stay, individuals can re-enter the shelter after a 90-day wait, said Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone. Services are funded by the county and are administered by the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA). Now, the new shelter includes men’s and women’s dormitories, with separate showers and bathrooms. It also has a kitchen, pantry, computer room, laundry room, common area and more. Its hallways are freshly painted with pale blue and green accents. It is staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year, Arnone said. Shelter residents may park their cars at the shelter if they need to. The shelter is not associated with nearby Family Promise, an organization that provides services to homeless families, because the adult shelter is for single adults only. At the Nov. 7 ribbon cutting, Arnone noted that while Monmouth County is overall a wealthy and financially stable area, it’s not that way across the board. “We recognize this and we know there’s a need, and we know we’ll be there to assist to the best of our ability,” he said. “Nobody wants to be in those times where they come here. They don’t control some of those times where they come here, but we should be there to help them.” last_img read more

Bombers rally back from heartbreaking loss to dump Caledonia at AAA provincials

first_imgThe Bombers, finishing fourth in round robin play, lost the opening match of the playoffs to Seaquam Secondary of Delta.The loss matched LVR against Sentinel Secondary of West Van. The Bombers were in the match from start to finish, only to see the West Van squad win the match 25-23, 26-24.”We haven’t had strong opposition since middle of October and took a few games to get into the competition, as tournament progressed so did our level of play,” Kidd explained. “Without regular, high level competition, it’s difficult to maintain a strong mental state when we make mistakes, something our team struggled with all week.”The win over Caledonia concludes the volleyball season for the Bombers.However, Kidd and co-coach Megan Coupland are charged up for next season already.”Megan and I are very proud of the girls for the way they played throughout the week and that they found a way to overcome the losses and continue to push to play better,” said Kidd.”The group as a whole has improved drastically this year, in skill, court awareness and team play.””Although we will truly miss captain and Grade 12 student Jayden Roch, power hitter Becca Schrader and exchange student Josephine Hellmeire, we have a solid foundation of players ready for next season,” Kidd added. The L.V. Rogers Bombers shook off a heart-breaking loss and rally past Caledonia of Terrace 23-25,25-20,15-10 in consolation round play at the B.C. High School AAA Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday in Vancouver.The result lifted the Bombers into 15th spot in the tournament.”In final match we came back from two devastating losses and found a way to overcome the previous upsets with the desire to win,” said Bomber coach Jennifer Kidd.We played the best game yet and came out the winner to hold 15th place.”The sad experience came in earlier play against Kelly Road of Prince George.After dropping the first game 23-25, LVR rallied back to square the match with a 25-20 win only to see Kelly Road won the third set 15-10.last_img read more

UPDATED: Bombers drop 2-0 decision to St. Michaels at Fieldhockey Championships

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers lost a tough 2-0 decision to St.Michael’s of Victoria to fall out of the medal round at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships Friday in Oliver.”We played as well as we could have,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson. “It was a great fieldhockey game.” “Unfortunately, we are out of the medals now and going for 5th – 8th,” Gibson added.The Bombers defeated Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria 1-0 in the final round robin contest Friday morning.The lack of goal production proved to be crucial to the Bombers as Crofton House of Vancouver edged LVR by a single goal to capture the division title.Jena Wheeldon scored on a penalty stroke as LVR finished second in the pool.”There are no major injuries and the girls are in good spirits . . .  though we really wanted to give SMUS more of a run,” Gibson said. Bombers undefeated after Day one of AA Fieldhockey ChampionshipsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers experienced its best start in years, finishing undefeated after Day one of the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships Thursday in Oliver.Hailee Gerun, Jena Wheeldon, and Sarah Wade each scored as LVR knocked off Rockridge of North Vancouver 3-1 to open the tournament.The Bombers then played Crofton House of Vancouver to a scoreless tie in the afternoon game thanks in part to the stellar goalkeeping of Tara Yowek.Crofton House is the top-ranked school at the provincial tournament.Coach Val Gibson was impressed with the efforts of Grade 12 players Abbie Bouchier-Willans and Hailee Gerun.The Bombers now meet 12th-ranked Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria in action Friday morning while Crofton House plays Rockridge.The results will determine whether LVR advances to the championship round later in the day.Currently Crofton House (5-0) has a better goal average than LVR (3-1).last_img read more