American Senior Benefits Welcomes Washington State Retirement Advisor Charles Zubrod

first_imgSubmitted by Charles Zubrod for American Senior BenefitsCharles Zubrod, Retirement Advisor with American Senior Benefits.Charles Zubrod, Puget Sound resident, has joined American Senior Benefits. Offering a leadership team with over 115 years of experience serving those 55 and older, they are honored to serve the “Greatest Generation” and this mature market.“My philosophy related to the senior market is based on my personal history of experiencing the challenges confronted by my parents and family associated with my mother’s illness and the resulting financial and emotional difficulties,” Zubrod said. “I endeavor to share my experience, and educate others who may be someday faced with the same challenges.”Concerns of many mature Americans include: running out of money, premature death, cost of nursing home and home confinement, and medical bills. With American Senior Benefits, Zubrod is able to address these issues while offering a variety of options with companies providing Medicare supplement, long-term care, annuities and life insurance.As a graduate of Seattle University, Zubrod brings over 20 years experience in accounting, financial analysis, operations consulting, management and business ownership to this position. “My passion is helping individuals protect their financial assets, provide for their financial security and leave a positive legacy,” Zubrod said.For an appointment or more information, please contact Charles Zubrod at his office number: 253.244.5520.  He may also be reached by cell phone: 253.686.8099. You may also find out more by visiting his website. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Babies, Kids and More at The Gift Gallery

first_imgSubmitted By Kaylene Fischer for The Gift Gallery, LLCTutus from Rhea Rhea’s BowtiqueDid you know that The Gift Gallery carries children’s items? People may often think of our store as only for certain occasions or ages. But did you know that we carry everyday items, as well as seasonal? So whether you’re in need of a gift for a special occasion, or just browsing for something you may like for yourself, The Gift Gallery is the place to find it.We have two new vendors that we are really excited to tell you about. We welcome Denise Beechler with her baby blankets, sock monkeys, bears and horses. These stuffed animals you won’t want to miss out on.We also welcome Ashley Taylor with her Rhea Rhea’s Bowtique. She makes tutu dresses, tutus, bows and headbands for girls ages Newborn to 5 years old. Her tutus and bows are the cutest around! If you are a Seahawks fan, you’ll love the Seahawk tutu dress with headband. Your little girls are sure to love everything in her booth!There are also a few other vendors that have been with us for awhile that carry children’s items.  The Sewster Sisters make beautiful, soft baby quilts. These quilts are colorful, two-sided and made for boy, girl or either.Stinger Stitches makes the best quality burp cloths with a unique design that you won’t find in any local store. They are so reasonably priced, you won’t believe it. There are bibs and receiving blankets to match.We have Crochet by Erica G. with her cute and colorful crocheted baby items. She has booties, mittens, animals and more. We also have Joan Cross who knits baby sweater-sets that come with hats and booties.Denise Beechler creates baby blankets, sock monkeys, bears, horses and more.Theresa Chace embroiders a variety of items and she features the grandfather pillow. If you have a flannel or dress shirt that you would like made into a pillow as a keepsake, she will personalize it for you with a really neat poem.The Krafty Krew can knit and crochet just about anything you want, but they specialize in their cloth diaper covers. These are such a neat idea! They come in different colors and sizes, they even include the cloth diaper. There are even all-in-one pants that you just throw right in the wash. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars on disposable diapers? You can’t beat these ladies prices!The Gift Gallery itself features a wonderful line of CuddleBarn. These are animated stuffed animals that dance and sing. We also have teddy bears that change color and Mother Goose that tells 5 different nursery rhymes. Our antique and collectibles section carries children’s items as well. They have dolls, books and more.Come see us today, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what treasure you may find!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and our website. Facebook41Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

President and Chief Operating Officer of Ben Bridge Jeweler Lisa Bridge…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ChamberThe community is invited to attend a unique Thurston Chamber Forum. On Wednesday, September 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Macy’s Courtyard at Capital Mall, Lisa Bridge, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ben Bridge Jeweler will speak to attendees about her experience growing up in a renowned Pacific Northwest retailing family. She’ll also speak to how the retail industry has changed over her tenure and she’ll address changes in workforce demands.Forum includes lunch and the cost is $35 for general admission, $25 for prepaid Chamber members, and $30 for members at the door.What: Thurston Chamber’s September Forum:When: Wednesday, September 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Where: Capital Mall, Macy’s Courtyard, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502.For more information call 360-357-3362 or visit thurstonchamber.comThank you to our sponsors, Our Community Credit Union, Right! Systems and Window Genie.last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University will Serve as the Custodial Institution for Marylhurst…

first_imgFacebook85Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityMarylhurst University, located in Marylhurst, Oregon, announced in May 2018 that it would close by the end of the calendar year. The university chose to partner with Saint Martin’s University to continue its legacy. As part of the agreement, Marylhurst will transfer a $3.14 million endowment to Saint Martin’s, which will generate over $100,000 in scholarships annually to future Saint Martin’s students. Saint Martin’s will serve as the custodial institution for Marylhurst University’s records and transcripts. In addition, Marylhurst alumni will be able to opt-in to communications from Saint Martin’s to connect with fellow alumni and stay up-to-date on important information, special events and future programs. Marylhurst alumni can opt-in through a special page on the Saint Martin’s website.“As a fellow Catholic institution of higher education, Saint Martin’s University is honored to partner with Marylhurst University to serve as a custodial institution and to assist its alumni,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “We look forward to welcoming Marylhurst alumni into our community.”Marylhurst University was in operation for 125 years. In 1859, 12 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary left their home in Quebec to establish an educational community in Portland, Oregon. St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors that same year, expanding to St. Mary’s Academy and College in 1893, and in 1930, the college operations relocated to the current campus nestled between the cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn. In its early days, Marylhurst College provided higher education to young women. In 1974, Marylhurst transitioned to a co-educational college for lifelong learners, one of the first in the nation, serving older students returning to complete degrees. In 1998, Marylhurst became a university, adding master’s degrees and online degree completion programs. With each turn, Marylhurst University provided access to a quality education to those whose opportunities were limited by gender, age, location and other barriers. Marylhurst University has awarded thousands of degrees, with more than 12,000 living alumni today.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Australian racing driver Renee Gracie joins adult film industry to tackle financial crisis!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/InstagramAdvertisement s3xstwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9d3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eudn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 33n4Would you ever consider trying this?😱b8wfzCan your students do this? 🌚6xj7kRoller skating! Powered by Firework Often times, many athletes and sportspersons face financial struggles in their careers, and some of them decide to take a switch, and look into other career options to tackle the crisis and to comfortable. However, Renee Gracie puts up a bizarre example. The Australian racing driver decided to leave her motorsport career behind, to join adult film industry!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/InstagramRenee Gracie, the 25 year old driver from Brisbane made the decision to leave her track days behind last year, and has been reportedly earning a jaw dropping $25,000 a week in her new profession!The former Dunlop Super2 Series driver took to a live session on Instagram to share the experience about her new career.Advertisement “I’ve made a lot of money, it’s not even been two months yet and I can probably confidently say that by the end of 2 months, I will be close to six digits. The money has been so good and it obviously made me do it longer and made me wanna make sure that I could be successful,” Gracie said on Instagram.The first ever full time Aussie female V8 Supercars driver has joined the renowned content subscription service OnlyFans, which has helped her recover from the economic crisis she faced during her time behind the steering wheel.Advertisement “It has put me in a financial position I could never have dreamt of and I really enjoy it. I sell those photos and people tip me. I have a 30-year housing loan that I am about to pay off in 12 months,” she added.While Gracie has revealed that her family has been very supportive of her decision, many of her racing days supporters and other critics have expressed dislike and disgust over her switch to the adult industry, but she is the least bothered by it.“People think by being mean to me, it’s gonna upset me or I am gonna care but it’s not actually like that,” Gracie responded, “I don’t need like touch a stranger or something and no amount of money can make me do that.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Ishant Sharma caught calling Darren Sammy ‘kalu’ on social media postPaytm and Riot Games to host Teamfight Tactics Tournament: prize pool of Rs 75,000! Advertisementlast_img read more

County, Towns Aid Restaurants In Need

first_imgFACEBOOK / LOCAL SMOKE People across the county are finding ways to support area restaurants struggling to stay open and pay staff during the COVID-19 shutdown, like Local Smoke BBQ in Red Bank. Not only is the town looking to help businesses in Holmdel, but it is also looking for ways to support small business owners who live in Holmdel, whose places of work may be outside of the community. There is now an online questionnaire available on the township website, for example, that asks respondents what they need from the public to stay afloat. That may include purchasing online gift cards or merchandise, making donations or ordering takeout or delivery. When asked what the survey responses are showing, Buontempo said most businesses are seeing inconsistency. “On any given day, their business is up because they’re getting a lot of activity or some days, they’re getting little activity. It’s not as consistent business as it was in the past,” he said. It’s been “very hard” for these business owners to predict their staffing and inventory needs. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJDEA) has presented a package of programs to support small businesses impacted by the virus, with over $75 million of state and private financial support. It will benefit an anticipated 3,000 to 5,000 small and midized enterprises through a zero-interest grant program, according to a press release. FACEBOOK / GOOD KARMA Restaurants are also supporting health care workers on the frontlines, including Good Karma Cafe, in Red Bank Some towns had already provided residents with a list of open restaurants and essential retail businesses, including Holmdel Township. According to Mayor Greg Buontempo, township employees called restaurants in Holmdel to figure out which establishments were open and what they were offering. They then composed a list of those open restaurants with hours of operation and whether they are available for pickup orders, delivery or are registered with mobile prepared food delivery applications like GrubHub, Uber Eats, etc. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and account for more than 95 percent of the business community in Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It’s a quick reference guide for residents to be able to support local restaurants and eateries in town,” said Buontempo. By Allison Perrine Next, they reached out to Holmdel businesses that remain open under the government’s executive orders. Similar to what it did for the restaurants, the town found out which stores are open and listed them on the website with hours of operation. MONMOUTH COUNTY – As social distancing regulations remain in place, putting a heavy burden on restaurants and small businesses, people are stepping up to try and keep them afloat during this challenging time. As part of the initiative, announced April 2 during a county press conference, a list is now available of all area restaurants that are open for business with takeout and delivery options. It will be continually updated and is available at takeoutinmonmouth.com. Currently, it is organized by town. Residents can find their municipality, click through and find out which restaurants are open, with links to their websites. Any businesses that are open and are not on the list are welcome to email TakeOutInMonmouth@visitmonmouth.com to be added. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. The owner of a small business himself, Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11) says he knows personally how hard the pandemic is hitting local businesses. “Low-interest loans are helpful as a stopgap measure, but a lot of mom-and-pop stores can’t afford to go deeper into debt – they need clear and direct cash assistance now,” he said in a press release. “I’m glad to see the NJEDA taking this important step forward, and I know that we’ll continue to work to make sure that our small business can stay afloat during this crisis.” Most restaurants in the Two River area are continuing to serve their customers, if possible, with takeout and delivery options. However, those efforts may not be enough to keep some businesses out of debt or from closing permanently. Because of that, several grassroots efforts are popping up in Monmouth County to support the community, including the county’s latest initiative, “Take Out in Monmouth.” “This is such a great and easy way for residents to know where they can locally order takeout and delivery as well as for small businesses to let residents know that they are open for business,” said Sue Kiley, freeholder deputy director. last_img read more

Horswill, Currie lead Leafs to 5-2 win over Grand Forks

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports Linden Horswill made his return to the NDCC Arena a memorable one as the Okanagan Hockey Association recruit scored his first goal as a junior sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 5-2 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins (see more coverage on Sports Page) Saturday night.
The 16-year-old native of Nelson, called up to play with the Leafs after the team was hit with a rash of injuries, scored the opening goal of the contest before adding an assist on the final marker.Gavin Currie also had a pair of goals to lead Nelson.The Leafs opened the weekend with a 7-4 loss to Beaver Valley Friday in Fruitvale.Nelson, 11-11 on the season, built up a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes before the Bruins woke up.“I don’t think it was any more difficult that we thought,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. “ Grand Forks has put a pretty good team together now. They’ve acquired some pretty good players from Revelstoke and we knew they’re going to be pretty tough to play against.”Marcus Dahl and Dallon Stoddart also scored for Nelson.Darren Hogg appeared to be heading for his second shutout of the season before the Bruins scored two quick goals in the third to make it a game.Joey Cormano and Artsiom Kalashnikov replied for the Bruins.Nelson out shot Grand Forks 27-20.In Fruitvale, Dallas Calvin scored a natural hat trick to spark the Hawks to a 3-0 lead five minutes into the second period.Colton Malmsten cut the margin to 3-1 with a goal three minutes later.But Ryan Baines and Ryan Edwards scored power play markers to increase the Beaver Valley lead to 5-1.Riley Henderson scored on a Nelson power play to give the visitors some momentum entering the third.The Leafs struck for two goals three minutes into the final frame as Patrick Martens and Colton Schell, on the power play, cut the lead to 5-4.However, Justin Niminiken scored a power play goal to diffuse the Leafs.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro added an empty net marker to round out the scoring.Beaver Valley finished three-for-five on the power play while Nelson was two for six.Mike Vlanich out dueled Marcus Beesley in the nets to register the win for Beaver Valley. Shots were even at 38-38.The win was the third in three games for the Hawks over Murdoch Division rival Nelson.LEAF NOTES: Nelson’s GM Chris Shaw announced following the game that Nelson acquired Joel Stewart in a trade from the Spokane Braves. In 16 games this season the 6’1”, 190-pound winger had eight goals for 16 points. . . . Nelson was missing leading goal scorer Connor McLaughlin, called up for a northern road trip with Trail of the B.C. Hockey League. McLaughlin scored twice in the third period to spark a four-goal explosion as Trail dumped Prince George 5-3 Friday. Trail, 17-7-0-1, leads the Interior Division by five points over Salmon Arm. McLaughlin, named the game’s second star, finished with three points. He did not play in Trail’s 2-1 loss to Quesnel Saturday.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Grizz romps past Dogs 8-2 as KIJHL enters Final Four

first_imgBrendan Urban and Bruce Silvera, including three goals, each had four points to lead the Revelstoke Grizzlies to a convincing 8-2 victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in game one of the Okanagan Confernence Final in the South Okanagan City.The Grizz lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 with game two set for Monday in Osoyoos. The Coyotes had the best record of the regular season, posting an incredible 42-2-2-4 record.Sunday’s contest was the first of the KIJHL’s Final Four. Fernie became the latest team to qualify after the Ghostriders outlasted the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in seven games of the Eddie Mountain Division Final Saturday at the Fernie Memorial Arena.Fernie now meets Murdoch Division champ Castlegar Rebels in the Kootenay Conference Final beginning Monday in the East Kootenay City.Johnny Park scored the winning goal at six minutes of the second period and Andrew Walton stopped 24 of 25 shots to power the Ghostriders to a 3-1 victory.The pesky Cats push the Riders to the deciding game after Colton Meaden scored with a second remaining in the first overtime period to give Creston a 5-4 victory.Game two of the Kootenay Final goes Tuesday in Fernie with the series shifting back to the Sunflower City for games three and four Thursday and Saturday.Back in Osoyoos, the Grizz built a 6-0 lead — with four of the markers coming on the power play — 38 minutes into the game before the Desert Dogs were able to hit the score sheet. Osoyoos out shot the Grizzlies 40-33.This is Fernie’s fifth consecutive trip to the KIJHL Conference Final. The past two seasons the Riders lost to the Nelson Leafs. In 2007 the Ghostriders won the KIJHL title.This season Fernie plays host to the Cyclone Taylor Championship, gaining an automatic bye into the four-team tournament.The Cyclone Taylor Cup is set for March 31 to April 3.sports@thenelsondaily.com By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s going to take more than just a 90-point season to dethrone the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs.last_img read more

New Leaf captain Dunlap eager to lead by example

first_imgEvery team in every league enters a new season with dreams of success.The Nelson Leafs hockey club falls into that same category.However, a month into the season and the Leafs believe they are a little closer to enjoying that success at the other end of the rainbow.Nelson holds down top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-1-1-1 record, one point ahead of surprising Spokane Braves, with the team returning to the ice Friday for a home date against the Chase Heat at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“We’ve only lost one game (so far this year) and getting at least one point every night is huge for us,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.“We’ve been able to stay near the top of our division so we’re just going to keep going.”Dunlap heaps a lot of praise for the Leafs early season results on coach Dave McLellan.The former Junior A skipper has been able to change the culture in the Nelson dressing room according to Dunlap.“(Dave McLellan) is a professional coach with experience at the Junior A . . . BCHL level and he preaches about hard work and hitting,” the player temmates call “Dunnie” said after collecting a pair of assists in Nelson’s comeback victory last Sunday against Sicamous. “All the guys are just falling into the systems and it’s working really well for us right now.”The 6-foot, 180-pound American born Dunlap said the players are like kids in the candy story, eating up what McLellan has to offer.“Dave’s a great coach and knows exactly what’s he’s talking about,” Dunlap said.“He’ll explain something and we’ll just go do it on the ice and it will work . . . like taking candy from a baby.“It’s a total change,” he adds.Dunlap was almost a no-show with the 2014-15 edition of the Leafs.However, a phone conversation with the new coach changed the mind of the Alaska native to return to the Heritage City for his final season of junior hockey.McLellan in turn rewarded Dunlap for his loyalty by naming the 20-year-old center the Leafs captain.“I’m so happy to be captain of the Leafs. I just want to take these boys to a championship,” said Dunlap, finishing last season with 15 goals and 29 points. “It’s a good spot to be in and I just want to lead.”“But having the “C” or having an “A” doesn’t make anyone any better than the next guy,” Dunlap added.“We’re a team and we’re all in this together.”LEAF NOTES: Nelson takes on a Heat team that has two wins on the season and sits last in the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference. However, Chase is coming off a win having defeated Princeton 6-4 in its last game. . . . Leafs added another player to the roster as coach Dave McLellan signed Aidan Geiger, who played last season in Fernie. In 47 games, the 6-foot, 150-pound forward from Calgary had 14 goals and 20 assists in 47 games. . . . Nelson takes to the road to face rival Castlegar Saturday in the Sunflower City. Nelson won the opening game between the two teams 5-3, September 13.last_img read more

Valley West Hawks score late to sweep past Kootenay Ice

first_imgReese Tambellini of Nelson and Bradley Ross of Trail also scored for Kootenay.Curt Doyle of Nelson was solid between the pipes for Kootenay.“We deserved a better outcome on Sunday,” Jones said.“I was proud of the kids.”Saturday, Valley West held period leads of 3-0 and 5-0 before coasting to the win.Ben Evanish scored three times to lead the Hawks.“It was a total tem struggle on Saturday from the goalies to defencemen to the forwards,” Jones admits.Kootenay, consisting of players from Castlegar, Cranbrook, Trail, Nakusp, Nelson, Vernon, Vanderhoof and Vancouver, is back on the road again, heading Saturday to Kelowna to meet the fourth-place Okanagan Rockets in the first game of a weekend series.Jones is hopeful the Ice players can feed off of Sunday’s strong play.“If continue Sunday’s efforts (this weekend) we should be able to come away with points.”Kootenay is currently tenth in the 11-team league, with a record of 1-6-1.Next home game for the Ice is October 31 when Cariboo Cougars visit the NDCC Arena. The Kootenay Ice rebounded from a lackluster performance to come close to knocking off the Valley West Hawks in BC Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks rallied from a first period deficit to edge the Ice 5-4.The opening game of the two-game series was no contest as Valley West skated to an 8-0 shutout.“Finally played a solid 60 minutes,” said Ice coach Brian Jones following Sunday’s one-goal loss.“Just shows we can compete with the best in the league with that consistent effort.”Kootenay led 2-1 after the first period as Connor Seib of Trail and Hunter Floris of Vanderhoof scored just over a minute apart to erase a 1-0 Valley West lead.The Hawks outscored Kootenay 2-1 in the second period to send the teams into the dressing room tied at 3-3.The teams exchanged goals early in the third before Josh Bruce scored the winning goal midway through the frame.last_img read more