Westport Winery And Friday Harbor House Host Winemaker’s Dinner

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0 The Bluff Restaurant at the Friday Harbor House Resort is holding a winemaker’s dinner on Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. featuring Westport Winery, the 2012 Washington Winery to Watch. The winery’s co-owners Kim and Blain Roberts along with their son and winemaker Dana Roberts will be hosting this extravaganza. The Bluff’s chef Kyle Nicholson and sous chef Aaron Rock have created the menu around some of the winery’s current and future releases.For the first course the chefs will offer raw Pacific oysters on a sea bean fennel salad with tarragon mignonette caviar paired with Fleur de Lis Pinot Gris (2011). This will be followed by pan-seared Alaskan weathervane scallops on a Meyer lemon potato puree with local nori dust and chili oil paired with Going Coastal, the winery’s sparkling Gewurztraminer (2011). An intermezzo with cardamom bitters granita and cilantro iced tea will be accompanied by Shiver Me Timbers, a late harvest Riesling with passion, orange and guava. This fourth course features butternut squash ravioli and truffled house-made ricotta with hazelnut pesto and frizzled leeks paired with Smoky Nor’wester, the winery’s 2010 Sangiovese. The main course offers crispy duck breast with roasted tomato jam, carrot puree, and a chocolate demi paired with Swimmer’s Last Syrah (2010). This special evening will end with grilled local plum and almond financier alongside a Quail Croft chevre mousse served with Maritime Moscato (2011).San Juan Island is one of Washington state’s top destinations and well-known for its gorgeous fall weather. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience the island, the resort, an amazing dinner and some of your favorite wines, all in one place. The cost to attend this dinner is $80 per person. The resort has rooms available at a special rate to guests who wish to stay on property. For more information or reservations contact Brian Carlson at 360.378.8455 or via email at bcarlson@fridayharborhouse.com. Westport Winery is open daily from 11a.m. to 6p.m., with lunch from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and dinner to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Westport Winery is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road. The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House Resort is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the winter.last_img read more

Westport Winery Earns Another Best In Show

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery celebrated a historic competition win for their five year anniversary. On March 23, 2013, four of Westport Winery’s recent releases earned medals at the Capitol Food & Wine Festival in Lacey, Washington.The big win came from Bog Berry Blush, the winery’s blend of Gewurztraminer and cranberry, which earned Best in Show Fruit wine along with a gold medal. This is the winery’s second Best in Show in the past month. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefit’s Washington State University’s Cranberry Research Station and Museum in Long Beach, Washington. Carrie Roberts, the winery’s general manager, is featured on this label.Ancient Mariner’s, a blend of Riesling and pear, earned a silver medal at this competition, further highlighting the winery’s success with fruit other than grapes in creating their wines. Coastal Animal Rescue and Adoption is the beneficiary of this wine.The winery’s most popular offering, Duckleberry Grunt, a blend of Gewurztraminer, huckleberry and blueberry also earned a silver medal. The Grays Harbor chapter of Ducks Unlimited benefits from the sale of this wine.In their first five years the Roberts family, owners of Westport Winery, has contributed $250,000 to 33 local charities. On their website the family said, “We have a passion for our community and express that passion by crafting premium wines benefiting local charities.”Westport Winery, Restaurant, Bakery and Nursery are open daily at 11a.m. The winery is open for lunch daily from 11 am. to 4 pm. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8.p.m. The winery with its unique grape maze, extraordinary outdoor sculpture and display gardens is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Bring your Kids to the World’s Largest Swim Lesson and Learn…

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin2Submitted by Child Care Action CouncilOn June 21, 150 children will participate in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson at The Evergreen State College pool to raise awareness that Swimming Lessons Save Lives. The local event, coordinated by Safe Kids Thurston County along with support from Molina Healthcare, joins an estimated 600 other locations in more than 20 countries, all participating in the same swim lesson and learning the vital importance of learning to swim. Register today at ccacwa.org for this free swim lesson.Tragically, in the U.S. drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Between 2007 and 2016, 59 people died from drowning in Thurston County. And drowning has been the leading cause of unintentional death for children age 1 to 14 in Thurston County for over a decade.  Numbers have jumped in the last couple of years, with 2015 and 2016 drownings accounting for 38% of these deaths alone. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.Our unique close proximity to so much open water and children’s natural curiosity to be drawn to water both are reasons to provide simple life savings devices at the water’s edge for families recreating in our public waterways. Safe Kids Thurston County is committed to preventing these injury deaths and partners with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), City, County, and State Parks, and local police and fire departments to provide life jackets for families and individuals recreating on our open waters. The Life Jacket Loaner Cabinet Program has over 14 locations and is one of the largest Life Jacket Loaner Cabinet programs in the state. To check out the listing of all our Life Jacket Loaner Cabinets, click here: https://www.safekidsthurstoncounty.org/water-safety.htmllast_img read more

Nicklas Bentdner reveals when he called up Arsene Wenger and called him an ‘assh**e’…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/ReutersAdvertisement hk7rNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbbjuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Exz2g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 72g0Would you ever consider trying this?😱6npvpCan your students do this? 🌚6tkRoller skating! Powered by Firework 9 years as a Gunner, Nicklas Bentdner had spent three seasons out on loan spells to fellow English sides Birmingham City and Sunderland, and even a trip to Italy with Juventus in 2012. However, on his return from Turin, the center forward urged for a transfer to Crystal Palace, which the then club manager Arsène Wenger didn’t make fruitful. Result? Cusses over telephone.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/ReutersThe 31 year old dropped the bombshell in ‘Both Sides’ his recently published self memoir, where Bendtner, currently playing at his native side FC Copenhagen wrote about one interesting conversation with the Frenchman regarding an almost done deal with The Eagles which dropped on the deadline day.Bendtner writes: “Wenger rings. He goes straight to the case. ‘It doesn’t matter to your move, we haven’t been able to buy the striker we wanted. So now you have to be a backup. It will be your job next year.”Advertisement The Danish international goes on mentioning his agent Tom Brookes, who failed to get the green light on his move to Selhurst Park: “I hang up. Looking at Tom, who shrugs. Then I call back. Saying a lot of ugly, disrespectful things. Like ‘a**hole’ and ‘w***er.”However, Bendtner’s wish for a move away from north London came true the following season, as Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg landed him on a a three year deal.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Ravi Shastri: Feud against Sourav Ganguly is only ‘chaat and Bhelpuri with mirch and…

first_imgAdvertisement 9fzj3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8937hzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea631xo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2v5a1Would you ever consider trying this?😱boz77Can your students do this? 🌚iRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian team coach Ravi Shastri gave a biting reply to all the media outlets who spread rumors about his and currently appointed BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly’s relationship. Since 2016, media has been publishing reports about their bad blood, which Ravi has finally addressed. In 2016, Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which included other eminent cricket players apart from Sourav, had picked Anil Kumble over him. This caused a back and forth between the two.Advertisement Cut to 2019, and it seems all is well between them. He called all those speculations and ‘chaat and Bhelpuri with mirch and masala’ to sell copies. He further clarified that these rumors have no grounds and that there is no feud between him and Sourav. It is all in the past for Ravi. A few days back Sourav also came out to tell all the cricket fans that everything is good between him and Ravi.Advertisement Ravi’s bluntness is not surprising as the head coach of the Indian team has always been quite blunt about his opinions. He expressed his adoration for Sourav and considers his growth from an Indian captain to a BCCI president to be outstanding. He further expressed how glad he was that there was BCCI in place now. He is of the opinion that for the past three years when BCCI was not there, international cricket had reached new grounds. He is welcoming of the change and is glad that the President is none other than Sourav Ganguly.He has been quoted as saying, “Oustanding (Sourav as BCCI president). First of all, I am thrilled that there is a BCCI in place. We played three years without a BCCI, which allowed the ICC to take off to another level.”Advertisement The 57-year-old did not stop there, as he had more to say about the former Indian team captain, “What he (Ganguly) has done as a cricketer, I have got utmost respect. He took over Indian cricket at the most troubled times, post the match-fixing era when the Indian cricket was in shambles. You needed the faith of the people to comeback and I respect that. And if people don’t respect that, to hell with them.”Sourav Ganguly returns to a very familiar venue – but in a different avatar!Ravi Shastri reveals which superstar he wanted at number 4 for India in the World Cup   Advertisementlast_img read more

Atlantic Highlands Library To Close For Two Weeks For Move Back…

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The staff at the Atlantic Highlands public library is busy preparing for their next big move, but it’s all good, according to the branch manager.Marilyn Scherfen is working with her staff to relocate the library’s approximately 22,000 materials for the move from the library’s temporary location, where it has been for the last two and a half years, to its permanent surroundings in the recently renovated borough hall at 100 First Ave.“It’s like any move,” Scherfen explained. “It’s no different. You have all the I’s to dot and T’s to cross. Hopefully, they will be.“The last move went pretty smoothly,” she said, hoping this will be the same.The library closed as the borough undertook a complete renovation of its municipal complex, which contained its business offices, borough council chambers, municipal court, police headquarters and the library.The six million dollar renovation expanded the library’s original space from roughly 1,600 square feet to 4,000.The municipal complex had been plagued with mold problems and had become increasingly inadequate for the borough’s needs, officials said during prior discussions on the renovation project.This was true for the library portion, too, Scherfen said. The old library was located in the basement level of the old borough hall building and was not fully accessible for handicapped patrons, who had to rely on a chairlift to get down to the library.And, Scherfen said “Once down there it was really cramped.” Now, “It has a much more open feeling,” with the abundance of windows and light, she said of the new space. “I think everyone will feel uplifted and enlightened.”While the First Avenue building was under construction, the library operated out of the field house at the Fireman’s Field sports field, Avenue C. While the project was underway, local and county officials negotiated to have the borough library become a branch of the county library system.The temporary location worked out better than initially expected, Scherfen said. “A lot of patrons were coming through and saying how they enjoyed it over here, adding that many of them noted the temporary location had a homey atmosphere. “So, they hadn’t minded it as much as they thought they might.”The shelves are in place at the new library in borough hall and the staff is waiting for shelving tops and sides and the circulation desk to be installed, all of which should be completed this week.The library will close for two weeks beginning April 9, to allow the movers to relocate materials and equipment from the fieldhouse, and get the computers hooked up and other equipment ready to go for when the library re-opens on April 23, she said.Once they’re up and running, “We’re hoping everyone will come down and see this new wonderful space,” Scherfen said.last_img read more

Time running out on players wanting to guarantee a spot in the Soccer Quest Indoor Leagues

first_imgTime is running out on adult players interested in taking their soccer skills indoors.Friday, September 30 is the final day for registration for the upcoming Soccer Quest Indoor season.Soccer Quest boasts four leagues for players — Men’s Open League (Tuesday), Ladies Rec League (Wednesday), Men’s Masters League (Thursday) and Co-ed League (Friday).“Maximum number of participants for each league is limited,” said the Soccer Quest press release.“To reserve your spot register and pay by Sept. 30.”Each team has a 12-player roster, so there is plenty of playing time for the $179.20 (HST included) registration fee.To register call (250) 352-4625 (Goal) or email coach@soccerquest.caThe indoor season begins in October.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Nelson Bantams host Castlegar in game one of WK playoffs

first_imgThe Nelson Bantam Reps open the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League playoffs Saturday against Castlegar at the NDCC Arena.The game is the first in the first-team-to-four-point series.Game time is 5:45 p.m. The Reps earned the home-ice advantage in the three-game set after edging out the Sunflower City gang by two points in league standings.Nelson finished the season with a 7-5 record while Castlegar was 6-6.Spokane won the league with a 9-3 record but does not qualify to play in B.C. Hockey Provincial playdowns.Game two of the series goes Tuesday in Castlegar at 7 p.m.Game three, if necessary, is scheduled for the NDCC Arena on February 16.last_img read more

Esks rally past Redblacks to claim 103rd Grey Cup

first_imgPlaying before the second smallest crowd since 1975, the Edmonton Eskimos rallied from a 13-0 deficit to edge the Ottawa Redblacks 26-20 in the 103rd Grey Cup Sunday night in Winnipeg. The Grey Cup title was the first for Edmonton since 2005 and 14th in team history. Only the Toronto Argonauts, with 16, have won more Grey Cups.Jordan Lynch’s one-yard touchdown run with 3:17 remaining sealed the win for the Western Division Champion Edmonton Eskimos.Lynch successfully converted the third-and-one situation to cap a five-play, 78-yard drive. Quarterback Mike Reilly’s three-yard pass to Akeem Shavers for the two-point convert erased a 20-18 Redblacks lead.The game-winning drive was aided by Edmonton head coach Chris Jones challenging an incompletion that was ultimately changed to pass interference against Ottawa’s Brandon Sermons. This was the fourth time the CFL title game was played in Manitoba, and the first since 2006.last_img read more

LORD NELSON OVERCOMES RAIL TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES BY A NECK UNDER BEJARANO; BAFFERT TRAINEE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.15

first_img–30– HEAVILY FAVORED TEXAS RED RALLIES FROM LAST TO RUN BIG SECOND DESPITE SLOW PACE ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2015)–Deftly handled by Rafael Bejarano, Lord Nelson sat a close fourth with a quarter mile to run and surged late for a neck victory in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes for Derby hopefuls at seven furlongs. Conditioned by Bob Baffert, Lord Nelson got the distance in 1:22.15.Heavily favored Texas Red, who hadn’t run since winning the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Nov. 1, was last in a field of six turning for home behind pedestrian splits of 23.08, 45.98 and 1:09.92, split horses two off the rail inside the furlong pole and just missed in a big effort.Breaking from the rail, Bejarano bided his time around the far turn behind a three-horse spread consisting of Serbian Syclone, Jazzy Josh and Sir Samson. Turning for home, Bejarano swung four-wide and overhauled “Red” right on the money.“I had a perfect trip,” said Bejarano. “he broke a little slow but then he took off and I was able to find a position right away. I knew (Serbian Syclone, Jazzy Josh and Sir Samson) were going to have speed so I let them go and tried to save ground around the turn.“I let him go once we were clear…Texas Red was the horse to beat and I was waiting for him. When he came to us I let him go and my horse took off again.”The second choice in the wagering at 9-5, Lord Nelson paid $5.80, $2.60 and $2.20.A Kentucky-bred colt by Pulpit out of the Seeking the Gold mare African Jade, Lord Nelson notched his third win from five starts for his owners, the Peachtree Stable. With the winner’s share of $120,000, he increased his earnings to $249,571.“I was concerned about the one hole, but they were going easy and he was behind them,” said Baffert. “(Bejarano) had him going nice and easy and he went wide and looked like he was sort of hanging. I saw Desormeaux’s horse (Texas Red) coming up the rail and I thought, ‘Well, he’s (Lord Nelson) gone.’ But he sort of kicked back in. Coming up to this race he was training really well, but sometimes they’ll do that and won’t run. But he ran like he’s been working.”Trained by Keith Desormeaux and off at 3-5, Texas Red finished three quarters of a length in front of Sir Samson and paid $2.20 and $2.10.“It’s a little disappointing, you know, ’cause it’s so close to winning, but the long-term goal (Kentucky Derby) is well within reach,” said Desormeaux, who purchased the chestnut son of Afleet Alex on behalf of his owners for $17,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. “The pace was slow. They go faster for maiden 30s ($30,000), so you’d have seen a more visible cut if the pace was quicker. Still to do what he did, you can’t be disappointed.“Right now…he’s probably going to go to the Risen Star (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles at Fair Grounds, New Orleans on Feb. 21), and then we’ll come back for the Santa Anita Derby on April 4.”Sir Samson, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, was off at 23-1 and finished third, 1 ¼ lengths in front of Bench Warrant and Tyler Baze. Sir Samson paid $3.40 to show.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more