Howard Dean, American in Paris, talks election results

first_imgBy James Dwinell. Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former chair of the Democrat National Committee traveled to Paris earlier this week to share his conclusions on the 2010 mid-term elections. Billed as Vermont’s six-term governor, Dean followed Ms Anita Dunn, former White House communications director.Dean said, in part, ‘The data from these mid-term elections is interesting. There were fewer voters: fewer young people than in 2008, fewer people of color than in 2008, and consequently more white people. In exit polls, had this group of voters been the voters in 2008, their vote for president would have been evenly split between Senator McCain and President Obama. Another significant bit of information, forty-five of the newly elected Republican representatives were elected in districts which McCain won in 2008. The districts were really never Democratic districts. And most surprising, sixty-five percent of the voters would have voted to throw out all 535 representatives and senators if allowed to do so. Though an interesting election, do not think that this was a watershed election.‘This margin of victory for Republicans will not hold. In 2008 for the first time in modern electoral history, more people 18-35 year old voted than senior citizens. Obama, though not of this generation, is the first president of this generation. There is more difference than commonality in this group. The ideological ‘bandwidth’ is narrow. And lastly, though people in my generation worked for civil rights, we did not live with people of color, people of different sexual orientation, and people from different nationalities. The 18-35 demographic live in this diverse world and they date each other!!‘The tea party phenomenon was about saying that ordinary people matter.  I like that. Part of the tea party unease is that the ‘diverse’ Obama is in charge. This makes them uncomfortable. Part of the GOP anger is anti-immigrant and anti-gay. The tea party, being well out of the growing youth vote age range, will not be able to be as influential in the future.‘In 2012, the 18-35 age voting group will be the 18-39 year old group; in 2016 it will be the 18-43 year old group. As such, they, though with their diverse lifestyle, will be the largest voting block and will determine our leaders in the near future.‘Even with the energy of the tea party and the dozens of new GOP congressional seats, they will not attack the deficit which I think is a more serious problem than terrorism. We simply do not have the political will to attack it. We will not raise taxes; we will not cut the entitlements.’James Dwinell lives in Norwich. He attended the International Association of Political Consultants in Paris at which Dean was a featured speaker.last_img read more

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Townsend Grains and Grits Festival

first_imgThe Townsend Grains and Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.jjThe Townsend Grains and Grits Festival provides an intimate sampling event, offering something for consumers, foodies, bartenders and spirit professionals alike.A person taking business card from the food stand with prepared raw food dishesThere will be plenty to offer, form live entertainment guaranteed to get you moving, savory bites and sweet treats from local restaurants and food purveyors and a vast selection of sample craft spirits from regional legends.grainsgrits_final-logolast_img

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Six areas where you can make an impact on workplace wellness post COVID-19

first_imgThe prospect of returning to work after stay-at-home orders lift can be daunting, and the question we’re asked the most is “How can I make my workplace safe for employees?” To help you navigate this process, we’ve put together a checklist that covers what you can do in both the short and long term to protect your staff. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img Click to download PDFWe would also like to walk you through the six main impact areas that these recommendations fall under: HVAC & Air Quality, Furniture, Material Applications, Technology, Cleaning Protocols, and Operation Protocols.HVAC & Air Quality This is where you have the biggest opportunity to improve employee wellness in the COVID-19 era. This is a respiratory disease, and the 6-foot rule breaks down in indoor environments with central air. You may move 6 feet away from your desk mate, but you could still be infected by a coworker on the other side of the building if poorly filtered air is recirculated in the building. But there is good news, there are things that you can do right now and in the long term to dramatically mitigate this risk.last_img read more

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The ‘Walking Dead’ Season 6 Finale Makes Our Head Hurt

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Lissa HarrisOh, how I wish TV writers would stop clinging to the cliffhanger. Don’t get me wrong—it had its day and then some. The most dramatic of plot devices, a cliffhanger could simultaneously produce extreme amounts of anticipation and frustration for the viewers. And there was absolutely nothing we could do but wait until the next season’s premier to know the truth.But we don’t need to wait anymore. This is the 21st century; we have access to information that no one could have predicted back when the television serial was born. From now until The Walking Dead Season 7 airs in October, we will be bombarded with contraband photos taken by grips and gophers on the set or stolen snippets of scripts leaked from the writers’ room. We may even learn who was killed in the cliffhanger when we see next season’s promotional poster, much like Game of Thrones’ nod to Jon Snow’s apparent survival. Personally, I would much rather live for the next six months with the sickness of knowing which one of my beloved characters died by Negan’s bloody swing of the bat. Today, a cliffhanger is a cop-out.In past blogs, I’ve previously discussed the lazy writing that plagues Season 6 of The Walking Dead. Some plot lines simply changed or were completely forgotten about from episode to episode while others seemed to be wrapped up with an afterthought as if they never really mattered in the first place. For me, the only substance left in the show is the philosophical debate illustrated through the interplay of Carol and Morgan.How much human fear justifies the denial of mercy?Can survival and compassion co-exist in this world?Is there truly a new world order?Carol has always been the one willing to do anything to survive. She has lied and stolen, killed sick people, and even threatened and killed children—all in the interest of her own survival. As viewers, we sometimes felt her actions were justified, other times not. She was sent away after Season 3 only to come back to save the day at the prison. Season 6’s episode 13 was her wake-up call. She saw herself in Paula, the red-headed Savior who held Maggie and her hostage. My husband thinks it’s funny when Carol starts acting like the timid housewife. But I know she’s not acting as much as she’s remembering. And each time she “remembers,” another piece of her gets broken off and replaced with…what?Morgan’s epiphany came a few episodes back in Season 6 when he encountered a man with a goat who believed unequivocally that we need not lose our compassion in this new world and that “all life is precious.”This season’s finale is their showdown. Carol tells Morgan that she left Alexandria because she doesn’t want to be in a position to have to kill for those she loves. “If you care about anyone, there’s a price, Morgan, and you’re gonna have to pay it,” Carol says. “I have and I can’t anymore.”Morgan responds that “everything’s about people.” He tells her that being alone means certain death. It’s no coincidence that through much of this episode Morgan rides a white horse. When Morgan kills to save Carol’s life, we think the debate is over. Then we meet the Knights in football pads, and we’re reminded that the white horse wasn’t Morgan’s. They offer help and hope.So how does the much-anticipated entrance of Negan and his barb-wired beauty “Lucille” fit into the discussion?My husband and I have always referred to Jeffrey Dean Morgan as “the poor man’s Javier Bardem.” The music may have been more frightening than his Negan, though the drawn-out finale was suspenseful for sure. But Negan’s monologue didn’t sound compelling. The only high point was the amazing bit of insight when he refers to Carl as “the future serial killer.” I think JDM really tried, but the writing betrayed his menace.The power of JDM’s performance remains to be seen but his character’s impact has been felt. It’s the idea of Negan and his bat that adds a new layer to the debate. He’s meant to be the evil we never imagined. He is the post-apocalyptic, psychopathic ruler General Bethlehem (Will Patton) we saw in “The Postman” (1997) and more recently the Commandant (Idris Elba) in “Beasts of No Nation” (2015). Clearly Negan doesn’t feel regret, therefore Carol’s philosophical rules don’t apply to him. The new world order didn’t change him—it changed to better suit him.Those of us who are paying attention to this show don’t care as much about whom Negan chose to kill. We care more about why.last_img read more

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Austria, Germany to reopen border mid-June

first_imgAustria and Germany plan to open their border in mid-June after it was closed for two months in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the government in Vienna said Wednesday.”From June 15, the opening of the border between Germany and Austria will be possible,” Tourism Minister Elisabeth Koestinger told state radio station O1.Restrictions on crossing the border will begin to be eased from May 15, enabling business trips and family visits to take place, she added. With the tourism sector reeling, the European Commission was Wednesday set to urge EU countries to gradually reopen shuttered internal borders and to treat each member state according to the same criteria.This would mean that if Austria opens its border with Germany, it must also open the border with the Czech Republic if that country is in a comparable health situation to Germany. The German and Austrian chancellors, Angela Merkel and Sebastian Kurz spoke Tuesday and “agreed on a gradual opening” of the border”, the minister said.Both nations consider they have the virus under control and were among the first in Europe to start lifting the measures taken to halt the spread of the pandemic.The Austrian government was to examine Wednesday a progressive lifting of restrictions on freedom of movement to and from other border countries including Switzerland, Liechtenstein and eastern nations.Germany has a warning in force until mid-June against taking foreign holidays.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Mikel Arteta offers Henrikh Mkhitaryan an Arsenal lifeline

first_imgMikel Arteta offers Henrikh Mkhitaryan an Arsenal lifeline Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 7 Mar 2020 11:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kSharescenter_img Comment Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Roma on loan from Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has hinted Henrikh Mkhitaryan could yet have a future at Arsenal, despite having been deemed surplus to requirements by his predecessor. Unai Emery sanctioned the departure of the Armenia international back in the summer, following the arrivals of record signing Nicolas Pepe and teenager Gabriel Martinelli. Mkhitaryan’s season-long loan spell at Roma has been interrupted by injury, but the former Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund has displayed some of his best form for several years in recent weeks and scored twice in his last three matches for the Serie A side. Reports last month claimed Roma wanted to sign the player on a permanent basis but were unwilling to meet Arsenal’s £20million valuation, meaning the 31-year-old could reluctantly be forced into returning to north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta has resurrected the careers of Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz since his appointment and has not yet ruled out the prospect of Mkhitaryan playing a part in his side next season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It’s a possibility that we have and will consider,’ said Arteta.‘I always liked him, he is the kind of player who can fit in any team when he is at his best.‘He needs to do it consistently and here he had moments and that’s what we need to assess.‘Miki is doing really well in recent games. We know the player he’s been, we know his past, and we need to have all the information to make the right decision.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sets contract demands to stay at ArsenalMORE: Premier League consider coronavirus contingency plans including banning over 70s from gamesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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High School football, South Haven volleyball tourney, middle school tennis and football are part of extremely busy sports season…

first_imgUdall at South Haven West Elk3035 South Haven plays Udall this weekend which will probably determine the second team in the district to get to the playoffs.The full statistics of the South Haven-Oxford game is as follows: South Haven – Oxford Oct. 7, 2013 South Haven2132 Tuesday:Volleyball vs. Collegiate and Rose Hill at Wellington – 5 p.m. Udall11-12 Oxford at Sedan Sedan2129 Friday:Tennis 4A Regionals at  WellingtonHigh School football (all games at 7 p.m.) Central-Burden11-8 Wellington Middle School tennisThe WMS tennis team participated in the eight-team Hutchinson Invitational Friday. The Knights had an outstanding day finishing second overall.The participants and the their place are as follows:#1 Singles:  Abby Lowe 4th place#1 Doubles:  Mekenna Adams and Avery Rusk 1st place#2 Singles:  Lexi Saffell 2nd place#2 Doubles:  Chaney Leonard and Hattie Staley 2nd place#3 Singles:  Carly Kimzey 4th place#3 Doubles:  Annika DeJarnett and Madison Brown 2nd place#4 Singles:  Keylee Bodkins 7th place#4 Doubles:  Kaycee Pennington and Alexis Tracy 4th place. Wellington 7th football Wellington’s seventh grade finished 4-0 with a 26-6 victory over Rose Hill.Joe Ybarra had 157 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns and a two-point conversion.Hunter Graves had 26 yards on four carries.“The boys came out and took care of business again tonight,” said Wellington Middle School coach Brandon Wilmoth. “It did not take long for the Knights to get the ball to the end zone with a quick touchdown run by Joe Ybarra.”The defense would also find the end zone quickly with DeAndre Washington picking off a Rocket pass and running it in from 30 yards out.“The defense has been very strong for us this season,” Wilmoth said. “We have several players that swarm the ball and the always seem to get us a couple turnovers each week.”Highlights for the seventh grade include:OffenseYbarra had 157 yards on 16 carries 3 TD’s and a 2 point conversion.Graves had 26 yards on four carries.DefenseYbarra lead the team with four solo tackles.Graves had two solo and three assist tackles.Jimenez had three solo tackles, one assist tackle and a fumble recovery.Reyes had three solo tackles.Burden had 2 solo tackles and forced a fumble.Pfalzgraf had two solo tackles one assist tackle and a fumble recovery.Washington had one tackle and an interception returned for a touchdown for 30 yards.Higgy had an assistant tackle and an interception.Wilmoth said if the Knights continue to win it could set them up with undefeated Arkansas City the last game of the year for the league championship in a couple weeks.  The Knights play Circle this Thursday.Wellington 8th football The Wellington eighth grade football team fell to 1-3.“What can I say? The boys fought hard for the entire game we just came up short,” Wilmoth said. “We just needed that one big play and we just did not get it.”The Knights would trade the ball back and forth with the Rockets all the way into late of the third quarter.The Rocket quarterback would race around the corner for a 20 yard score giving the Rockets the lead 6 -0.“We had a guy there to make the tackle but he got blocked at the last second by the wideout,” Wilmoth said. “From my view it was clearly a block in the back but the White hat must have been watching another key area because he did not throw a flag.”The Knights would stop the Rockets on the two point try.Once again the Knights and Rockets would trade the ball back and forth.  It finally looked like the Knights where putting a drive together and marching their way into the end zone but a very odd fumble play would ruin the drive at the Rockets 20 yard line.“Not sure how an official can blow a play dead,” Wilmoth said. “Our ball carrier stops and lets go of the ball but than allows the opposing team to jump on the ball and then rewards Rose Hill with it. “If anything it’s an invertant whistle which you replay the down.”Wilmoth said Wellington had its chances and can’t blame anybody but themselves for not putting points on the board.“Kids did play with a bunch of heart and I just wish we could have had one or two big plays,” Wilmoth said. “We will come back together on Monday clean up a few things and get ready for Circle next Thursday.”The Knights will travel to Circle next week to try and get back into their winning ways.8th grade highlighted stats are as follow:OffenseJones had 124 yards on 25 carries.Walton had 18 yards on 5 carries.DefenseJones four solo and two assist tackles and two fumble recoveriesGroom two solo two assist tackles and a fumble recoveryMraz two solo and two assist tacklesSchoemann had three solo and one assist. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Cedar Vale03-55 Wellington sports schedule:Monday: WHS Freshman football at Circle – 6 p.m.WHS JV Football at Clearwater – 6:30 p.m. WinLossPts. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – South Haven’s football team takes care of business against Oxford on Saturday… Argonia-Attica loses to Hope… Caldwell’s volleyball team wins the South Haven tournament while Wellington finishes second… Wellington Middle School tennis team finishes second at Hutchinson Invitational… the seventh and eighth grade football teams played Rose Hill on Thursday… And the sports schedule is featured for this week. It most certainly is a busy weekend in sports….South Haven vs. Oxford football —Like many games last weekend, the high school football game between South Haven and Oxford was delayed from Friday night because of the thunderstorms. The game was finished on Saturday afternoon with the Cardinals beating the Wildcats 40-12. South Haven was holding a 22-6 lead Friday night when the game was postponed due to the thunderstorm. On Saturday, Oxford scored a touchdown to pull within 10.But the Cardinals added three touchdowns in the third quarter to win. This game was huge in the district standings. With the win South Haven is 2-1 chasing West Elk. Oxford fell to 0-2 in district and appears to be in trouble as far as post season aspirations are concerned. West Elk defeated Sedan 56-0.The standings in the district 1 is as follows:8 man – Div. 1 – Dist. 1 South Haven volleyball tournamentThe Caldwell Bluejay volleyball team won the South Haven tournament Saturday. Wellington finished second.In a round-robin format, Caldwell finished 5-0 and Wellington 4-1. In the game-deciding match, Caldwell would beat Wellington 26-24 and 25-17. The other results for Wellington were:•vs. Pretty Prairie: 25-18, 25-13.•vs. Norwich: 25-9, 25-20.•vs. South Haven 25-13, 25-111.•vs. Oxford 25-20, 25-16.For Caldwell:•vs. Norwich 28-26, 22-25, 25-14;•vs. Oxford 25-12, 25-18;•vs. Pretty Prarie 25-19, 25-7;•vs. South Haven 25-22, 25-21.Wellington improved its record to 14-12.“I was concerned because of the late night homecoming football game whether or not they would be ready to play,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head girls volleyball coach. “They were ready to go. They played great volleyball and dominated some teams.”Micah Rogers led the team with 29 kills followed by Siarah Walker at 25. Abby Goodrum walked away with 16 and Mariah Moore with 15.“It was nice to get so many girls swing at the ball,” Elder said. “McKenna Oathout did an exceptional job setting and left the tournament with 47 assists.Wellington will be home with Collegiate and Rose Hill. Wellington at Andale South Barber at Caldwell Belle Plaine at W. Independent Garden Plain at Conway Springs Stafford at A&A in Attica Oxford02-21 Argonia-Attica vs. HopeHope got past Argonia-Attica this weekend 52-22. The box score for the game is as follows: Argonia-Attica vs. Hope Saturday:WHS Tennis 4A Regionals at WellingtonJV Volleyball at Chaparral – 9 a.m. Thursday:Cross Country at Wartick Farm – 4 p.m.VB “C” team at Wichita Collegiate – 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Talented youngsters win Skills Challenge National Final

first_img Eight talented youngsters have been crowned 2013 champions of England Golf’s National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf. They won their titles on Saturday, 28th September, at The National Golf Centre, Woodhalll Spa, where the facilities are among the best in Europe. The event was contested by 32 young golfers, who were among 1400 youngsters who started out in the competition. The finalists had all taken part in two official challenge events at their golf clubs earlier in the year and then won through one of four regional finals. They showed off some fantastic putting, chipping, bunker, pitching and long game skills, with some great scores achieved on the challenging set-up on the famous short game academy. The 2013 champions (image © John Thomson) are: Rookie 8 years and under Boys’ winner – Jack Dart of Churston Golf Club, Devon Girls’ Winner – Chloe Brown of Faversham Golf Club, Kent   Rookie 9 to 11 years Boys’ winner – Drew Mackinnon of Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Girls’ winner – Bethany Fletcher of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire   Tour 12 to 14 years Boys’ winner – Scott Parker of Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Girls’ winner – Chloe Rose of Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex   Tour 15 to 17 years Boys’ winner – Charley Mycock of Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Girls’ winner – Megan Cullen of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire The National Skills Challenge, which aims to make practice fun for young golfers, is one of a host of England Golf initiatives which support junior golf. It is now in its eighth year and continues to progress with 850 clubs registered and over 7000 juniors involved nationwide. England Golf are delighted that FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, has continued to support the National Skills Challenge in 2013 and kindly donated products and prizes to the qualifiers and winners. Russell Lawes, FootJoy’s European Marketing Manager, said: “Grass roots golf is immensely important in making golf more accessible to individuals and we are committed to supporting the stars of tomorrow. “This is a fantastic initiative that provides a fun and easy way for junior golfers to improve all aspects of their game in an extremely well organised, enjoyable and relaxed environment. “2013 has been another extremely successful year and we at FootJoy would like to congratulate not only just the winners but all junior golfers who participated in this fantastic event. We are proud to assist such a great programme”. Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager, said: “Every year we are amazed and impressed by the golfing talent shown by our finalists. “The Skills Challenge is a great way for clubs to inspire young golfers to improve and we’d like to see even more clubs represented, giving their juniors an opportunity to take part and potentially qualify for the regional and national finals.” For more information on the National Skills Challenge visit www.getintogolf.org/skills    The following players qualified for the 2013 National Final: Rookie 8 years and under Will Bradfield – Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club, Norfolk Jack Dart – Churston Golf Club, Devon Chanon James – Kenilworth Golf Club, Warwickshire Thomas Rogerson – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Chloe Brown – Faversham Golf Club, Kent Carys Morris – Portmore Golf Club, Devon Holly Waterfield – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Ayane Butterworth – Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club, Yorkshire Rookie 9 to 11 years George Fricker – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Drew Mackinnon – Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Archie Davies – Spalding Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Robert Hillier – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Molly Dixon – Betchworth Park Golf Club, Surrey Shannon Parfitt – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Kati Powell – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Bethany Fletcher – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 12 to 14 years William Smith – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Scott Parker – Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Luke Turbutt – Robin Hood Golf Club (Solihull), Warwickshire James Swash – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Chloe Rose – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Jessica Francis – Churston Golf Club, Devon Charlotte Voysey – Wharton Park Golf Club, Worcestershire Lauren Green – West Lancashire Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 15 to 17 years Chay Robinson – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Connor Aitken – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Charley Mycock – Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Matthew Bargh – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Khadejar Khan – Fairlop Waters Golf Club, Essex Rebekah Nicholls – Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon Clare Wilkie – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Megan Cullen – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire 30 Sep 2013 Talented youngsters win Skills Challenge National Final last_img read more

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Centro Olympia Traverse Challenges Athletes

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Port of OlympiaAthletes will bike, paddle, run and trek from Capital Forest to Port Plaza in the Centro Olympia Traverse on July 26. Join the cheering crowd at the Port Plaza finish line to see who comes in first in their division!Solo, tandem, relay and company teams challenge themselves and one another on a course that highlights the recreational opportunities of the Olympia area. The journey is also designed to celebrate the life cycle of wild salmon through their natural and urban challenges.The Port is proud to be a partner in the Centro Olympia Traverse. This year the event’s chosen beneficiary is Capitol Land Trust. Schedule12:00 pm: Start at Capital Forest12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Watch at the traverse transitions2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:·        Watch the finishers at the Fish Tale Finish Line at Port Plaza·        Hands On Children’s Museum hosts activities for the Kids of the Traverse4:30 pm: Awards Ceremony at Port PlazaCourseMountain Bike: 7.4 miles in Capitol Forest out of Mima Falls TrailheadRoad Bike: 22 miles from Capitol Forest, through The Evergreen State College campus to West Bay Park in downtown Olympia.Paddle: 3.5 miles from West Bay Park around Budd Inlet to Swantown BoatworksRun: 4.5 miles from Swantown out to Priest Point Park and back to East Bay Public Plaza.Trek: .5 miles by teams from East Bay Public Plaza to Port Plaza.For the traverse route and other information: http://www.recreationnorthwest.org/olympia-traverse/last_img read more

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