Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, WASHINGTON — On Saturday, Nov. 3, “culinary rock star” Guy Fieri will take to the kitchen of Madigan Army Medical Center with his trademark gusto, cooking up hospitality and entertainment for a group of invited soldiers.During his visit, Fieri, the restaurateur and popular host of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, will join a group of Madigan’s culinary specialists in the kitchen, providing his own brand of high-energy epicurean instruction and inspiration. Following his food-focused adventures with the specialists, Fieri will spend time with wounded, ill and injured soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB).The “Afternoon with Guy Fieri” at Madigan Army Medical Center is presented by Saint Martin’s University, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its extension campuses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and sponsored by America’s Credit Union. On the evening of Nov. 3, Saint Martin’s University will welcome Fieri to its Lacey campus as celebrity chef for its annual Saint Martin’s Gala. Last year’s Gala featured chef Mario Batali and generated $600,000, a record amount for the annual scholarship fundraiser.A longtime supporter of servicemen and women serving our country, Fieri has visited bases in the Persian Gulf, Guantanamo Bay and Hawaii.“We’re excited to host Guy Fieri and look forward to him bringing his culinary magic to our kitchen,” said Col. Dallas Homas, Madigan Army Medical Center commander. “Our soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion are especially thrilled for the opportunity to interact with this celebrity chef.”“It is an honor to have the opportunity to connect Guy with the WTB Soldiers as part of our pre-Gala festivities,” said Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., president of Saint Martin’s University. “This year, Saint Martin’s Gala will feature a special focus on the military, as we celebrate four decades of ‘serving those who serve us’ on our Joint Base Lewis-McChord extension campuses. The Madigan event is the perfect way to kick off the day.”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 14 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 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.Headquartered at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Madigan Healthcare System is a network of Army medical facilities located throughout Washington and California that serve active duty service members, their families and retirees. Madigan is a system of health that provides a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, wellness services, and environmental health services. Madigan is one of only three designated Level II trauma centers throughout the U.S. Army Medical Command, as well as an unparalleled teaching facility and modern research platform. Visit the Madigan website at www.mamc.amedd.army.mil or Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/MadiganHealth. Facebook44Tweet0Pin0
Submitted by Hoddle & AssociatesRun with a Soldier honors service men and women and was conceived and planned by Olympia native Brian Hoddle.November 8 and 9, 2014 has been declared National Run with A Soldier Day in America, by USA Track and Field, the national governing body for track and field, running and race walking in America. Locally, The Evergreen State College has decided to host a 5K on November 9, 2014 on their Olympia, campus where the public can run/walk right along with soldiers who are active or retired. This is a great event to show our support for our military men and women locally and is just 1 months away. Click here for more information. Bryan Hoddle of Olympia, a Tenino Middle School Teacher, having taught 33 years in the State of Washington, is spearheading the effort as the National Chairman to bring this event, to not only the Olympia area, but also nationwide. Bryan was the 2004 Head Coach for the USA Paralympic Track and Field Team, a 2013 Runners World Hero of the Year and he was also honored by the Washington State House of Representatives on February 11, 2014 for his work with disabled athletes and soldiers returning from combat in the Middle East. He currently serves as Vice Chair for the Invictus Foundation, a foundation to help heal the invisible wounds of war. He has traveled back east 15 times helping our wounded men and women.Our soldiers need our help. Estimates say there are over 350,000 soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan alone with some form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), not to mention the soldiers returning as amputees, blind, or paralyzed as well as soldiers dealing with PTSD. We need to be proactive in whatever way we can to help our heroes. Run with a Soldier Day is one huge way to help our soldiers and anyone can join in.For more information contact Cherie Mortensen at [email protected] or 812.360.6533. Or visit Bryan’s web page here. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
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HIGHLANDS – Emergency crews were demolishing three homes on Locust Street Friday after a home on the corner, being elevated, slipped off its cribbing and fell, striking the house next door.No injuries were reported.As of 5 p.m. Friday, workers were leveling the homes.An excavator was brought to the scene at about 1 p.m. where the two-story home at 1 Locust St., at the corner of Willow Street, was being elevated. It fell for an undetermined reason, twisting on a 45-degree angle from where it had been located. It hit the brick ranch-style home next doo at 3 Locust St, which was abandoned. Another abandoned one-story frame house next door to it at 5 Locust St. also was demolished.Borough officials said that the homes at 3 and 5 Locust St.already had beenslated for demolition, officials said.According to borough engineer Dale Leubner of T&M Associates, the home at 1 Locust St. is owned by Prince Gilpin and the firm contracted to do the house lifting was Hasenfus Construction Services of Long Branch.The construction company could not be reached for comment Friday evening.The mother of the homeowner is comforted by neighbors.According to Mayor Frank Nolan, Gilpin’s home was only about two years old, had sustained damaged from Super Storm Sandy and had been repaired. The home’s foundation was heavily damaged and officials said it was too dangerous to let anyone inside to removed the owner’s personal belongings. The owner reportedly went on vacation so the building could be elevated.According to Paul Vitale, the Highlands building inspector, more than a dozen houses in the borough had been elevated since Sandy and there have been no issues with those projects.The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating.The Highlands fire chief confers with a New Jersey Natural Gas representative at the scene.Emergency crews from the Asbury Park heavy rescue team and Middletown and Highlands fire departments were on the scene along with personnel from the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and Naval Weapons Station Earle. An engineer from T&M Associates, the Highlands building inspector and one of the contractors inspect the damage.