Facebook9Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid PerfectThe Maid Perfect cleaning team can help make your moving day easier by taking care of the cleaning.Summer is definitely here. This is the season for backyard barbecues, vacations, fun days at the lake with friends and – moving. Summer is a great time to move because people usually have an extra vacation day they can use and don’t have to worry to much about the rain.In the past, my wife and I went through a period when we moved just about every six to twelve months just for a fresh start and change of scenery. Now I am by far no expert on moving but in my past experience I have found that it is always the little items at the end of the move that take the most effort and we are usually already exhausted by then. By the end of the day your old home is a mess and your new one is cluttered with boxes, so what do you do? Order a pizza, find the DVD player and look for the box that has your DVD’s in it.You fall asleep and wake up at six am because you have to go back and clean the home you just moved out of. Now maybe you were renting it or maybe you are selling it but in any case it has to be really clean. You spend all day cleaning it and go out to eat because you still can’t find the box with the dishes and haven’t had a chance to go shopping. It’s all done and it is time to go back to work.Now here is a better scenario. You get a big truck or hire a moving company and you have Maid Perfect worry about cleaning your previous home. Here is an example of just one room’s worth of details that go into one of our move-out cleans.KitchenClean refrigerator inside and behindClean out oven and clean or replace burner ringsPull out and clean behind stoveWipe out and clean the inside of the cabinetsClean floor and base boardsRemove scuff marks on doorsClean microwave and ventsDust everything top to bottomclean window sills and windowsPlease feel free to call us at 360-402-6248 or visit our web site.
RUMSON — Mike and Kathy Maguire like to kid each other that they have another child. That child—their sixth, in fact—is their new restaurant and bar.While the name and the owners are new, the location it occupies has a long history in the borough as a comfortable, local pub and restaurant.The Maguires are the new owners of Molly Maguire’s Blackpoint Inn, 132 East River Road. The restaurant, which they acquired last October, had its official grand opening last Thursday, and will, the Maguires said, continue to serve traditional Irish fare and be the comfortable spot that patrons have come to expect over the years.Mike Maguire, who works full time as medical sales rep, said recently he had wanted to name one of his children Molly. It is a name he always liked and one he thought would be in keeping with the names of his other children, whose names all begin with M. “But my wife said ‘I will never name my child after a bar,’” Mike explained.The Maquires had been considering starting a business of their own and had looked into a number of possibilities when they heard that the former Murray McGregor’s was available.“We were looking at all different avenues to make something for ourselves and our family,” Kathy Maguire said.“I wasn’t as gung-ho as my husband for a restaurant, she acknowledged. “But I did say it would have to be the perfect place,” and when she saw the location and the community she thought it was “the perfect spot for our family… we would just grow into the place and make our home here.”“That’s exactly what we have here,” she said.And Mike finally got his Molly.Kathy also liked adding the words ‘Black Point Inn’ to the name “Molly Maguire’s” because of the history of the inn and its importance to the area. Before the Maguires took it over, the location had been Murray MacGregor’s Publick House for the last couple of years, before that it was Briody’s, a well-known restaurant and watering hole. Prior to Briody’s the bar/restaurant had been known as the Black Point Inn for many, many years.“We have a lot of older folks come to our restaurant,” she said, “and they come in and say, ‘As a kid I remember it as the Black Point Inn.’ And it’s just nice to hear that people stay in the community.”So much so, she said, that she and Mike are hoping to eventually relocate to the borough, especially given the time they will be spending here.The restaurant will continue the tradition of food and live music at Molly Maguire’s, with an entertainment lineup that includes Pat Guadagno, Dave McCarthy and others. “And that’s what makes this place comfortable,” those traditions, she said. “You can meet your old friends, you can meet new friends and have fun.”Mike and Kathy Maguire are the new owners of Molly Maguire’s in Rumson. They celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant on Thursday, March 1. The parents of five children, the Maguires joke that their new restaurant is their “sixth child.”
RED BANK _ A relief effort has been organized for Sunday and Monday Nov. 4-5, by Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) at the Salvation Army.The effort is being held to assist people in the area who are most impacted by the hurricane and will take place at the Salvation Army, 180 Newman Springs Road. The organizers are seeking donations of nonperishable food, snacks, water, toiletries, new and gently used clothing and blankets from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.RBR is also seeking volunteers to join in this effort. Volunteers are asked to bring bags or boxes for sorting. While the school survived the storm well, it is still without power and will be closed on Monday, Nov. 5. School officials will evaluate reopening on a day-by-day basis.
By Chris Rotolo |RUMSON – It’s the smiles that have remained vivid in his mind.According to Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson, the outpouring of pride and joy he’s seen displayed by Special Olympics athletes and their families are what have inspired him to take an active role in fundraising for the organization, an effort he’ll continue on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Plunge in Seaside.“Having the opportunity to meet with some of the families and interact with the Olympians over the years, you begin to understand what it means to them to be able to compete, and just how important the Special Olympics really are,” Patterson said of the organization, which is the world’s largest sports institution for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.“Seeing the smiles on their faces and how much these kids get out of the experience, not to mention how far the money raised really goes, it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to use your platform to do good for others,” he said.Paterson will almost certainly have those ear-to-ear smiles on his mind come the end of February, as his own grin is sure to fade once he takes a dip into New Jersey’s frigid coastal waters. But it’s a price he’s willing to pay for a cause near and dear to his heart.“The Polar Plunge is something that has helped us create some momentum, in terms of generating awareness and fundraising for an incredible organization and the athletes and families they serve,” Paterson said of Seaside Polar Bear Plunge, which will enter its 25th year at the 2018 event.In 2016 Patterson set a fundraising goal of $10,000, but two years later that momentum has allowed the chief to collect nearly $21,000 in donations through an online fundraising campaign with more than a month to go before he takes the plunge.“I can’t say enough about the generosity of the people of Rumson. They’ve been unbelievable,” Paterson said. “I could not have raised this much money so far if not for their generosity. It speaks volumes about the type of people we have living in our community.”OTHER LOCAL GROUPS TAKE ACTIONPaterson currently stands as the top individual fundraiser for the Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Plunge in Seaside, while the leading fundraising group is another local entity in the Little Silver Crocs.A group of softball friends who played under the name Little Silver Crocs banded together 15 years ago to support Special Olympics New Jersey by way of the Polar Plunge in Seaside, and since that inaugural plunge the outfit has grown to more than 50 members.Currently the Little Silver Crocs have raised nearly $44,000 this year, and are closing in on the $1 million mark in total funds raised since the group’s initial plunge.The Bayshore Shrinky Dinks are another local organization doing their part for Special Olympics New Jersey, as the team has moved into fourth place in total funds raised.This collection of firemen, police officers and friends from the Bayshore area have raised more than $12,000 in support of the cause.To help support any of the Special Olympics with an online donation, look for their names at the fundraising website.
The Nelson Selects came out on the short end of a 3-2 score in the U12 Girl’s bronze medal game of the 13th annual Little Bear Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in Revelstoke.Nelson lost to the host Revelstoke squad by the single goal in the medal round. The tournament was the first time this season the Selects played in an eight-vs-eight event. Normally the squad plays 11-a-side so the players needed to adjust to net size and different positions. Still the squad, led by the offensive showing of Emily Graeme, Amy Hodgson, Emma Wheeldon and Laurel Halleran, played well against much older teams. Nelson finished the tournament with 1-2-1 record, with the highlight of the weekend coming against Canmore Blacks. The Selects scored a 1-1 draw against the silver medal winners from Alberta. Nelson defeated Canmore Reds before losing to Kootenay South 3-1. Graeme paced the Selects attack with four goals while Hodgson added a pair. Wheeldon and Halleran each scored singles. Emma Gregorich was solid between the pipes all weekend for the Selects. The Revelstoke tournament is the final Rep event of the season. However, the future looks bright for this team — which plays three 10-year-olds on the field — as most of the squad is back for another season.
By The Nelson Daily SportsA short-staffed Bombers squad proved to be more than the Americans could handle as L.V. Rogers split a double header in high school baseball action Saturday in Spokane.LVR surprised Mt. Spokane 14-9 in the opener before losing 12-4 in the nightcap.“We were a bit undermanned as we didn’t have any Grade 11’s or 12’s on the trip,” said Bomber coach Ron Mace.Despite a dugout of younger players, Mace was impressed with the rookies.“The Bomber (players) continue to show patience and a good eye at the plate drawing a total of 17 free passes,” Mace explained as LVR walked its way to the game-one victory.Connor Bojey was the story of the game, blasting out three singles at one end of the inning and shutting down Mt. Spokane hitters, allowing six runs on seven hits while fanning five.Austin Tambellini registered the save in relief, surrendering a pair of hits and two runs.Leading the hit parade was John Barabonoff with a double and two singles while Dryden Hunt and Ben LeMarquand each had a single.In game two LVR picked up where they left off collecting 11 walks and 11 hits. The team was lead by Daine Olenek with a double and two singles, Hunt and Branden Hufty each picked up two singles.Tambellini, Cole Laughton, LeMarquand and Chris Mahe each had singles.Tambellini started the game for LVR surrendering five runs on six hits.Cole Laughton came in the third, giving up eight runs — only one of the 12 runs was earned — and 10 hits.Eric Madore relieved Laughton in the sixth. He threw one pitch and with a great catch in center field by Daine Olenek that turned into a double play.The Bombers next action is in the second annual Grand Forks High School tournament Friday and Saturday in the Boundary City.email@example.com