Orcas Island, WA, July 23, 2012 – It was July 4, 1862, and Charles Dodgson, known to us as Lewis Carroll, was on a boating party that set out from Oxford, traveling to Godstow. The party included three little girls, one of whom was named Alice. As the person in charge of entertainment, Dodgson decided to tell one of his imaginative stories. Dodgson created a world set in a fairyland full of magic and danger. Alice was so captivated by the story that she later asked him to write it down for her, and Alice in Wonderland was born.Coinciding with the 150th anniversary, eNotated Classics is releasing a sesquicentennial edition, The eNotated Alice in Wonderland, though in a format that Lewis Carroll would never have dreamed of, an enhanced ebook. This edition has been “eNotated” by Pam Sowers, and contains notes from scholars and critics as well as illustrations crafted by Sir John Tenniel, the first illustrator of both Alice books, supplemented by later artists.“The idea is to make classic literature more accessible by using e-book technology, which adds an additional layer of information,” said John Ashenhurst, President of eNotated Classics. “No one else is doing this.” He came up with the idea while reading James Joyce’s Ulysses in e-book format. It was awkward to go back and forth between web-searches on a laptop and his KindlePam Sowers is a free-lance writer and researcher living in Olympia, Washington. The E-Notated Alice in Wonderland is her first book, although she has written many magazine and newsletter articles.“This book is for adults as well as children. Alice in Wonderland is not simply a sweet children’s story set in dreamland. It is much more complex. Themes include death, racism, politics, anger, confusion, logic and women’s role. Carroll wrote in a world controlled by Victorian sensibilities,” Sowers says.Sowers hope is that by reading Alice, the reader will be able to, for a while, become a child again.The eNotated Alice in Wonderland is available at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.itunes.apple.com.Learn more at www.enotatedclassics.com. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0
Submitted by Mixx 96.1With internet tales of greedy and aggressive parents spoiling egg hunts, kids and their well-mannered parents can be assured that such behavior shall not be tolerated at the O Bee Credit Union Egg Dash. Event organizers Mixx 96.1 KXXO promise to deliver a safe and well-controlled environment for kids 2-10 to dash for candy and prizes hidden in over 17,000 plastic eggs.Having a lot of volunteers is a key, said Toni C. Holm, Mixx 96.1 station manager and event coordinator. The support of the Thurston County Explorers, plus all our staff and a lot of community helpers, has allowed us to have a controlled and kid-focused event every year. We have a LOT of eggs and the volunteers are ready to make sure every kid gets some!”The Egg Dash will start, rain or shine, at 11 A.M. sharp Saturday, March 30 at Dream Team Field (formerly Bucknell Field) on Marvin Road in Lacey. Parents should plan on arriving early to allow time for parking and prevent their children from being disappointed.Children ages 2-3 and any children needing special assistance will begin promptly at 11 A.M., with 4-5 year olds without adults, 6-7 year olds without adults, and 8-10 year olds without adults to follow in close succession. Bring a basket or something to hold eggs, and Mixx 96.1 will provide the rest! Every egg is stuffed with candy or a slip redeemable for a prize. In each age group one egg will contain a grand-prize slip for a new bike and helmet from The Bike Stand.O Bee Credit Union Egg Dash sponsors include TOGETHER! – a youth violence, drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention project, Bayview and Ralph’s Thriftways, Jumping Jacks, Dream Team Field, The Bike Stand, Bonjour Cupcakes, O Bee Credit Union, and Mixx 96.1 KXXO radio.Contact Mixx 96.1 at 360-943-9937 or see www.mixx96.com for more information. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0
Facebook76Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Eastisde Cooperative PreschoolThe Eastside Cooperative Preschool, or ECP, has been a fixture in the Olympia community since 1962. With a commitment to quality early childhood education through play and social interactions, they provide a program that gives children a strong foundation on which to build a love for learning. We thrive when our community does, and the families who commit to the cooperative model receive so much more than a typical preschool.With a strong and integral relationship with South Puget Sound Community College, families involved in ECP also receive parenting support from a Parent Educator, which includes virtual discussions, monthly articles, and resources to aid every age and stage. ECP isn’t just a preschool, it’s a supportive community for children and their caregivers.The commitment to supporting families in their parenting journeys, and providing fun and imaginative play for children has not changed. Even as we face a tumultuous and changing landscape of virtual learning and social distancing, ECP continues to work tirelessly to solve problems, and maintain the community connection that makes ECP great.ECP’s board and membership have put in a lot of hours to solve the issues that arise in these uncertain times with a focus on supporting the needs of the community. Members of ECP have supported one another through virtual meet-ups, drive-by parades, and porch drop-and-dashes. They have also taken an unwavering stance on providing the financial stability that their Teachers depend on. These are some of the ways in which ECP continues to shine above the rest.In March we were all forced to participate in an educational experiment in remote learning with very mixed results. We all know that a virtual classroom can not replace all the benefits of an in-person preschool experience. But we have discovered that a virtual classroom can still meet several essential needs of our young children during this chaotic time.Children need relationships with warm and nurturing adults outside of their nuclear family. Students at ECP continue to benefit from loving, supportive relationships with their teachers, even if those relationships are virtual for the time being. Children also need predictable rhythms and routines in order to feel safe and secure, particularly when they sense that their outside world is unstable. Thus, participating in a virtual program with a predictable schedule and activities can provide stability for children during this tumultuous period in history. ECP is committed to nurturing children and meeting their needs despite the external circumstances that are outside of their immediate control.The feelings of isolation we struggle with grow every day as our physical proximity needs go unmet. This is precisely why finding support and creating community are so important – not just for our children, but for all of the exhausted and frazzled caregivers too. ECP continues to think outside the box to ensure that its membership stays connected. Parenting is an exceptionally hard job, and no one should have to do it alone.Technology-based programs open up a wealth of potential pitfalls, and will continue to create challenges for us to puzzle through, but with a deeply devoted membership, ECP continues to create a fun and engaging landscape for children and families amidst an array of underwhelming virtual learning platforms.On August 1, ECP will be holding a by-appointment Virtual Meet The Teacher Event to fill remaining spaces in their 2020-2021 class rosters.ECP’s Virtual Pilot Program will include:Teacher led Virtual Circle Times twice a weekYouTube videos from our TeachersMonthly activities and Parent check-insTeacher prepared supplies and Koala CratesParent Support from our SPSCC Parent EducatorGuaranteed spot for in-person instruction when a return to the classroom is feasibleTo sign up for a time slot, please contact their Membership Chair.
Image Courtesy: India TVAdvertisement 9sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3qvdpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Echkk5l1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b7uk2Would you ever consider trying this?😱tsmpneCan your students do this? 🌚8necyRoller skating! Powered by Firework West Indies and India kicked off their World Test Championship campaign in Antigua. The hosts were on top by rattling the Indian top order before Ajinkya Rahane came to the rescue, to even the honours.Advertisement Image Courtesy: India TVOpting to omit Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, and Wridhimann Saha, India had to bat first after the West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first.The opening partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal did not last long as the latter fell to Kemar Roach. The speedster struck again to remove Cheteshwar Pujara as well before Shannon Gabriel got the better of Virat Kohli with some extra bounce to sweep out the famed Indian top order.Advertisement Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul saw out the rest of the session. Rahul, however, fell short of his fifty to give Roston Chase his only wicket so far. Hanuma Vihari stuck alongside Rahane to stabilize the innings through an 81-run stand for the fifth wicket. Vihari fell soon after scoring 32 while Rahane followed suit 5 overs later for a well made 81.The third session was cut short as a result of rain and at stumps, India are 203-6 with Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja out in the middle.Advertisement Read Also:Shubman Gill reveals how Rahul Dravid changed his careerVirender Sehwag reckons Virat Kohli will outdo all of Sachin’s records except one Advertisement
Image Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement lscbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5n1l0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1gcy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2tWould you ever consider trying this?😱azwCan your students do this? 🌚fhsfyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although the Indian cricket team suffered from a bad batting performance in the first New Zealand Test, there was comparatively a better output from the bowling squad. However, before the second Test tomorrow, a bad news is woeing the supporters. The respectable performance from the Indian bowlers in the first Test was led by Ishant Sharma, who returned to the pitch following an injury, and stunned with a 5 wicket haul. Unfortunately, there are speculations that the veteran pacer might be missing out the second match, as there are doubts raising for another injury.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettySources have stated that Sharma arrived for practice today, but had to leave the nets after feeling pain in his right ankle. He was taken for a checkup, and after the reports arrive, it will determine if the pacer will be deemed fit for tomorrow’s game at Christchurch or not.Sharma’s six weeks of injury leave before the New Zealand series happened due to an ankle injury he sustained during a Ranji Trophy match back in January, and his recent discomfort may be a relapse of that.Advertisement The 31 year old was stunning against the Kiwis in the first match, and picked up five wickets in the first innings, while churning out an impressive economy rate of 3.04. This was also Sharma’s 11th 5 wicket haul in Red ball cricket.The brilliantly in-form Sharma’s absence from the second Test might be a big blow for Kohli and the squad, who are eyeing a 1-1 series draw in tomorrow’s match, which will conclude the lengthy tour of New Zealand.Advertisement However, in case of the seamer’s absence from the Men in Blue squad, Umesh Yadav or Navdeep Saini will take his place. However, its more likely to be the more experienced Yadav, than Saini who is yet to earn his first Test cap for India.Yadav, who has earned 45 Test caps for India, expressed his dissent for not being a part of the regular squad. “I am eager to play red-ball cricket in New Zealand. I have performed well in recent times and I’m in good touch too. My series against Bangladesh was good too. I am pretty positive about my selection for New Zealand Test series.” Yadav said last month.The 32 year old fast bowler made his last international appearance in the Bangladesh Test series back in November 2019, and stated that he would prove himself on the pitch again. “If I am selected, I am going to give my 100 percent. I have worked a lot on my line and length. I am hoping for the best.” It appears Yadav may finally have his return to the Indian team tomorrow.Also read-See what stalwards Sachin and Sehwag have had to say about batting sensation Shafali Verma Advertisement
MIDDLETOWN – Township police have charged a township man with attempted murder of a police officer and a number of related charges stemming from an incident that took place on Sunday, March 25 at approximately 11:21 a.m.Middletown police were attempting to arrest Gregory Canova, 37, Stephenville Blvd, who was wanted by the Sea Girt and Wall Township Police Departments on charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, when Canova struck Middletown Police Officer Daniel Murdoch with his vehicle and dragged him a short distance.Middletown Township Police Sergeant Charles Terefenko located Canova, who then rammed Terefenko’s patrol car. Canova was apprehended when his vehicle crashed on Courtney Way in Middletown.Canova was charged by the Middletown Police Department with attempted murder of a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault on police officers, eluding police, resisting arrest, two counts of criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He was also charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and violation of a court order by the Sea Girt Police Department and two counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child by the Wall Township Police Department.Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Leslie Justus ordered Canova held on $882,500 bail with no 10 percent payment for release permitted.Middletown Police Officers Murdoch and Terefenko were treated at Riverview Medical Center for injuries sustained during t
Local comedian Kevin Israel will host a comedy benefit at Park East Restaurant, 3352 State Route 35 in Hazlet, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, to help The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.The FoodBank has been operational since the day after Super Storm Sandy, providing more than 33,000 meals in the first four days after the storm, when most other member pantries and agencies were unable to provide assistance due to power outages or flooding. Since the storm struck, The FoodBank has distributed food for more than 1 million meals, including hot meals prepared in the organization’s kitchen, military rations (MREs), shelf stable food, disaster boxes, and fresh and frozen items for organizations cooking for victims and rescue workers.“I grew up in Monmouth County and I live here now, this storm really affected everyone but we all came together so quickly to help one another,” said Israel who has been performing stand up for over 12 years. “I’ve worked with The FoodBank in other capacities and I know how much immediate good they do. This benefit will help them continue to assist those who need it the most in the coming months.“Everyone could use a laugh after the past few weeks and we’ve assembled an incredible group of comics. As soon as I approached Park East with the idea of a comedy benefit show, the folks there were immediately receptive,” Israel said. “We have Robin Fox from NickMom Night Out, Chris Covert who recently performed with Artie Lange at the Count Basie Theatre and Joseph Anthony, a finalist on TV’s Last Comic Standing. These are all Jersey comics and they’re all donating their time for this show.”Tickets are $25. Reservations and additional information are available by calling (732) 739-2002 or contacting Israel at kevinisrael@ gmail.com.
By John BurtonMONMOUTH BEACH – Despite everything he’s gone through, Jim Fuller is grateful.“I’m grateful I’m alive; I’m grateful for having a close family” who have provided him with a place to live, Fuller said this week, nearly a week after his lifetime home was destroyed by fire, leaving him homeless and losing just about all of his worldly possessions.Fuller, 58, a quadriplegic who requires the use of a wheelchair, said he’s most appreciative that neither he nor anyone was injured in the blaze and especially “by the outpouring of support” he’s received since then, he said. “It’s just amazing to me.”Fuller’s home, 13 River Ave., was overcome by flames at approximately 1 a.m. on Jan 28. He had been in his third floor bedroom at the time watching the end of a basketball game. With his disability, if not for his live-in caregiver, Bob Kern, Fuller said he might not have survived the fire.Nearly a week after the fire, “It looks like the house is a total loss,” said Laurie Escalante Hernandez, Fuller’s niece.The house – “It was the home I grew up in, my mother grew up in,” said Hernandez, and where Fuller has lived since he was a small child – has been home to family members for 55 years.“It’s been passed down from generation, to generation,” Fuller said.Unfortunately, with the mortgage long paid off, Fuller had let the homeowners insurance lapse, leaving him and Kern homeless.“He’s lost everything he had,” Hernandez said.In the early hours of Jan 28, Monmouth Beach Fire Company , Sea Bright Fire Rescue and many other fire company volunteers faced fire and ice at Jim Fuller’s home. Photo by Tina ColellaFuller and Kern are now living with Fuller’s sister, Joyce Escalante at her South Road home.Area residents have come to his assistance, providing some clothing, some furniture and other items. And Hernandez has begun a gofundme.com page – Help Jim Fuller Rebuild – hoping to help her uncle eventually return home.As of Wednesday afternoon, 166 people have contributed $15,930.The 3,090 square-foot River Avenue home was built in 1905 and is assessed at $733,600, according to Monmouth County tax records.Along with the cash donations, “People have been sending really nice messages,” on the website, Hernandez said. Initially after the fire, while Fuller is a “calm, a pretty optimistic guy,” she sensed, “He was not taking it well,” having lost his needed hospital bed and his computer along with his clothing and personal effects.But the messages “really made all the difference,” Hernandez believed, with Fuller providing personal responses to them.“It brings tears to my eyes,” as he read the messages, Fuller said.Fuller was a freshman at Rutgers University in 1974 when he suffered an accident that required three months in the hospital and six months in a rehabilitation facility and leaving him paralyzed. He learned to drive and went to work as the borough chief financial officer and tax collector, retiring in 2012, after 33 years.“People have been really great,” Hernandez said, noting some are working to get Fuller a new hospital bed and computer. And Fuller said a local contractor offered his services to close off the property with the destroyed home.There’s still a long way to go and Fuller acknowledged “I try not to think too far in the future,” but he and his family remain hopeful that he’ll be home again.
By Jim HintelmannUNION – Shore Regional is rapidly becoming an NJSIAA Group I football dynasty as the unbeaten Blue Devils made it two Central Jersey Group I championships in a row Saturday with an impressive 56-28 rout of Palmyra.The Blue Devils (12-0) extended its overall winning streak to 20 games and won the game with a crushing ground game that Palmyra (9- 2) was unable to stop.Seniors Doug Goldsmith and Jack Britton were the main forces, combining for 484 yards rushing with Goldsmith breaking a school record with five touchdowns.“We just ran the ball like we usually do,” said Shore Coach Mark Costantino, who won his fourth overall CJ I title. “We knew that we were a lot stronger than Palmyra up front. Our offensive line has been so consistent this year. It makes it easy for our running backs.”“Goldsmith missed six games last year,” said Costantino. “He’s a super kid and very intelligent.”“We knew from the start that we would be good,” said Goldsmith., who is also an outstanding lacrosse player. “Our goal was to be 12-0 and we did it. This is a great way for the seniors to go out.”“We worked so hard for this,” said Britton, whose dad, Tim, played on Shore’s unbeaten (11-0) 1981 team. “Our offensive line executed very well. I missed last year because of an injury but I’m healthy now.”The Shore Regional Blue Devils celebrate winning the NJSIAA Central Group I championship game on Saturday. Photo: Ottie Lynne PatersonPalmyra, whose only other loss was to Woodrow Wilson of Camden, was still in the game at halftime, trailing 28-14, but Shore linebacker Devin McLaughlin intercepted a pass on Palmyra’s first series of the third quarter, and Goldsmith scored a few plays later.Both Goldsmith and Britton, who is also a fine lacrosse player, were a dynamic dual for Shore this year with each player rushing for over 1,000 yards.“This team is as good as any team that I coached in my 17 years here,” said Costantino.“We knew that we would have a great team if we stayed healthy. We had the potential and the team responded.”Goldsmith, who ran for 268 yards in 37 carries Saturday, finished as Shore’s third all- time leading rusher. He trailed only Tim Britton and Nick Lubischer (‘78).Shore’s last loss was to Dunellen last year in a game in which neither Goldsmith not Britton played. With both players healthy, Shore crushed Dunellen, 41-0, this year.
The Nelson Innkeepers remained at the top of the Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer League with a 2-0 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in the championship match at Lakeside Pitch. It’s the second straight league title for the Innkeepers and earns the club Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week. The team includes, back row, L-R, Jeff Hall, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Sedlbauer, Ed Canzian, Matt Tyler, Paul Saso, Iain Harvey, John Babineau and Tomas Gabriel. Front, Kevin Lewis, Derek Stefiuk, Chris Richards, Oriano DiRuscio, Mike Precious, Kerry Dyck and Paul Anderson.