Sumner Weekly bookings for Sept. 15 – Sept. 22, 2014:

first_imgKHP1 Deloria, Kevin E.30Wellington, KS501 N Washington, WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation9/19/14 Sedgwick Co43 Wellington PD4 Way, Destiny A.20Derby, KS113 N. Chisholm St. Caldwell, KSCAPDAssault, Criminal Trespass9/16/14 Elliot, Barbara M.59Manhattan, KS400 N. US 81 Wellington, KSSUSODUI, TOC9/21/14 Bookings Long, Tori An.20Wichita, KS113 N. Chisholm St. Caldwell, KSCAPDViolation of a Protection Order, Endangering a Child, Criminal Trespass9/16/14 Cantrell, Joshua L.35Wellington, KS501 N Washington, KSSUSOProbation Violation9/17/14 Seyfert, Cheyne M.24Wellington, KS315 E 15th Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation9/17/14 Brown, Richard C.35Conway Springs, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSODV Battery, Agg Assualt, Endangering a child, Disorderly Conduct9/20/14 Osborne, Edwood B.19Wellington, KS1400 E 16th Street Wellington, KSWPDOperate a motor vehicle without a valid license9/19/14 Brown, Richard C.35Conway Springs, KS7th Woodlawn Wellington, KSWPDDriving While Suspended9/20/14 Bryan, Lecrisha P.32Caldwell, KSChisolm & Central Caldwell, KSCAPDProbation Violation9/19/14 Norris, Gregory B.38Blackwell, OKCowley County Detention FacilitySUSOProbation Violation X29/16/14 Sumner Co7 Sumner Newscow report — The following are weekly bookings at the Sumner County jail by the sheriff’s office:  Total57 Pearson, Ashley N.25Wellington, KS610 N. 7th St Wellinton, KSWPDBurglary, Theft9/18/14 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 09/15/2014 thru 09/22/2014 Schlect, Joshua B.30Wellington, KS1000 E. 16th Wellington, KSWPDDriving While Suspended9/18/14 Peoples, Sean M.25Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Drive Mulvane, KSKHPPossession of Opiates, TOC, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance,9/16/14 Brown, Shay D.22Wellington, KS300 E. Lincoln Wellington, KSSUSODUI, Maximum Speed Limits9/21/14 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Caldwell PD3last_img read more

Westport Winery Cheers At Capital

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery will pour three award-winning selections at the annual Capital Food & Wine Festival at Saint Martin’s University on Saturday, March 25, from noon to 9 p.m. Once again, the winery’s sparkling cranberry wine, Rapture of the Deep, earned a gold medal at this competition. Director of Winemaking Dana Roberts will be on-hand at the event to share this extraordinary selection.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryMermaid, a blend of Merlot grapes from world-famous Red Willow and Two Blondes Vineyards, earned a silver medal. Each of Westport’s thirty-four wines and hard ciders benefits a selected charity. This label makes contributions to the Relay For Life of Grays Harbor. When visiting the winery, it’s always inspiring to see the locally crafted sculptures in the garden commemorating each of the wines. In this case a life-size mermaid, by welder Lisa Humbyrd-Murphy, greets visitors near the front door of the tasting room. The winery’s popular peach Riesling blend, called Peaches on the Beaches, won a bronze medal. This sculpture features two bathing beauties while the label, a watercolor by Darryl Easter, is a tanned torso. This wine benefits the Grays Harbor Breast Cancer Alliance. Ultimately, it is all about the delicious food, wine, and bon ami, which is why we always say “Cheers” at this fun festival.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. It was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine six times. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, plant nursery and 15-acre display garden) is open daily or breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery’s second location, TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. The Oregon tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more

The Mayday Foundation Adds Scholarship for Thurston County Kids Impacted by…

first_imgFacebook84Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Mayday FoundationWhen The Mayday Foundation was approached to partner with Providence Regional Cancer System and Capital Bicycling Club to host a bike ride, Amy Rowley, the non-profit organization’s founder and executive director, quickly said yes.The Two-County Double Metric Century ride starts and ends at Providence Regional Cancer System in Lacey. The route is suitable for serious cyclists and casual athletes. Dr. Barbara Lazio (right), a Providence neurosurgeon, is a key member of the ride’s planning committee. Photo courtesy: The Mayday Foundation“It was a natural collaboration,” said Rowley.  “Providence is a strong force in helping local families cope with a cancer diagnosis and it’s a pleasure to work together with Capital Bicycling Club and Providence to raise funds for our neighbors.”The June 23, 2019 Two-County Double Metric Century ride, which starts and ends at Providence Regional Cancer System in Lacey, now includes a fundraising component. Each rider is asked to donate a minimum of $25, earmarked for The Sigrid Hardy Memorial Scholarship fund, managed by The Mayday Foundation.“When we lost our friend, Sigrid Hardy, last year to cancer it felt like a punch in the gut to me,” said bike ride planning committee member and Providence neurosurgeon, Dr. Barbara Lazio. “Sigrid was so hilarious, irreverent, and full of life. It was way too soon. Her kids were in school with mine since we moved to Olympia in 2010. The whole time I knew Sigrid, she was being treated for a rare cancer.”Dr. Lazio proposed the fundraising component and scholarship direction to The Mayday Foundation. “Our Two-County Double Metric Century ride was looking to fund something for local cancer patients and families. By working with The Mayday Foundation, we are so excited to start this scholarship for students whose families are affected by cancer, like the Hardy family. Sigrid Hardy was the obvious person to memorialize with this scholarship,” said Dr. Lazio.Applicants are asked to write a short essay describing how cancer has impacted their family.  “We’re open to families when a parent, sibling or applicant has or has had cancer,” said Rowley.  “Our goal is to not perpetuate the financial hardships of a cancer diagnosis into the next generation. Our hope is to reduce some of the burden of paying for college.”Originally, the groups intended to collect funds during the June 23, 2019 ride and distribute scholarships in 2020.  However, the timeline was moved forward after generous donations from the community. “After two large donations, we hustled to pull together the scholarship form and get it distributed to Thurston County high schools. We decided it was more important to get these funds into the hands of kids impacted by cancer rather than holding dollars in our bank account,” said Rowley when discussing the shift to move up the timeline and give out scholarships in 2019.Dr. Barbara Lazio (left) and her daughter show off their jerseys before the 2018 Two-County Double Metric Century ride. The family was riding in honor of Sigrid Hardy. Photo courtesy: The Mayday FoundationAll Thurston County graduates, impacted by cancer and planning to enroll in an accredited college, university or trade school, are eligible to apply. “We quickly received a couple of applications from kids whose parents have tragically died from cancer,” said Rowley, noting the application process is open until May 20, 2019. The Mayday Foundation scholarship review committee will make a decision in early June and award as many scholarships as possible.“I am grateful that people are so generous and that generosity has Sigrid’s name attached to it.  We’re just a middle class family trying to get by every day,” said her husband of 35 years, Derek Hardy. “Cancer throws a cloud over a family and this scholarship will throw some sunlight back into their lives.”When cyclists register for the June 23 Two-County Double Metric Century ride, they can read Sigrid Hardy’s story. The route includes a variety of lengths and is ideal for both the serious cyclist and the casual outdoor athlete. To register for the ride, click here.Dr. Lazio said in conclusion, “Please consider riding, volunteering or donating directly to the scholarship.”To learn more about The Mayday Foundation’s mission of helping families pay for household expenses while coping with a cancer diagnosis, visit read more

Transformation Underway for The Red Store, Navesink’s Beloved Eatery

first_imgBut history wasn’t the only dish that drove customers in on a daily basis.“The old school ways, the communication and people coming in and (us) knowing what they wanted,” made The Red Store special, Verange said.It’s exactly what brought Barbara Criscito in regularly. Outside of being Verange’s real estate agent through the sale, she had been a longtime customer. Criscito brought her son and a handful of his friends in for lunch on Fridays after half-day dismissals from Rumson Country Day School.“Pat made everyone who was a customer in the store feel like they were the only customer,” she said. “I’ve been coming here for 15 years with my kids and they’ve always remembered everything that they liked.”General stores are a dying breed among the food service business due in part to larger corporations flooding the industry, Verange said. He only knows of two which are remotely close that have survived. In an effort to stand out, The Red Store had become its own brand. Bottles of soda and sarsaparilla-flavored seltzer water were specifically branded and brewed for the store. And a few years ago, Verange invested in customized sandwich wraps with The Red Store scripted logo accompanied by a “There’s only one!” proclamation.Verange ordered those sheets 100,000 at a time. He can only find one remaining sheet now and it’s stowed away in his apartment. He’s already planning to save it for his eight-year-old grandson.A Landmark’s FutureThe background sounds of a buzzing saw or a hammer’s clank illustrate the amount of construction left. Metzner, 33, the eatery’s new partner, said they’re focusing on reopening in either July or August. “We want to keep true to what has been a big part of the neighborhood there forever,” he told The Two River Times. “We want to be part of that town and keep the family feel to it.”Big Mike’s Little Red Store will still be a breakfast and lunch shop, still offering some of the usuals. They’ll also incorporate BLT and Cuban sandwiches, farm fresh salads and protein bowls for customers.Verange, though, is still figuring out his next step. He’ll soon move out of the upstairs apartment where he’s spent most of his life. He’s planning a “Red Store garage sale” later this summer for regulars to come and pick through old artifacts. But he’ll also have to say goodbye to a street corner that’s provided him with more than enough memories for a lifetime.“I haven’t had to (say goodbye) yet, so I don’t know,” said Verange. “But when I do I’m probably going to have a meltdown. I just don’t know when it’s going to hit me.”This article was first published in the May 24-31, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. NAVESINK – Pat Verange’s life has gradually changed since he turned off the grills for the final time last month at The Red Store.Some routines remain the same. Verange, 58, still goes to bed late at night and his interior clock continues to wake him at 3 a.m., just like a normal day of work. But instead of walking down from his upstairs apartment to unlock the doors at 5:30 a.m., he’s instead greeted by construction crews renovating the recently sold general store into a pit stop for a new owner.“It’s been a roller coaster ride, a good ride,” Verange, the former owner, said candidly Monday morning. “I know I’m going to miss it and be sorry that I sold it. But I do know I have enough memories to put up on my walls.”The Red Store officially closed for good April 28 after 59 years in business owned by the Verange family. Verange started working in the general store when he was four years old, helping out behind the counter, handling tasks fit for a toddler. But as the years progressed and health issues began to affect the business, he knew it was time to begin considering a sale.That was nearly a year ago. He listed the building in October and the queries came flying in, he said. He eventually sold it to a team comprised of Restaurant Nicholas, an upscale restaurant in Middletown, and a former chef there, Mike Metzner. It will be called Big Mike’s Little Red Store. The closing was final about two weeks ago, and the price tag was $725,000.“It was just a matter of who am I going to pass the torch to and who is going to do what I want to maintain this,” said Verange.The landmark red façade, which was originally green with black shutters, has fed thousands of locals spanning over 130 years. In one of the oldest parts of Middletown, it’s been a vital mainstay for laborers and nearby homeowners yearning for a hot morning coffee or a turkey on rye.The Red Store, located at 101 Navesink Ave., will become Big Mike’s Little Red Store when itreopens under new ownership later this summer. Photo by Jay CookWhile the exterior still has its original charm, the interior now is nearly unrecognizable. The wooden sidings and personal knick-knacks are no longer there. It’s been stripped down to the studs, literally, even recently exposing two old barn doors used in the early 20th century for horses to carry and offload goods right in the store.“You get the chill right through you” when walking through the building now, said Verange. “When you see everything coming down, it’s a little surprising, but definitely more of a chill. It’s weird.”center_img By Jay Cook |  Serving Up History and HominessVerange doesn’t know a life without The Red Store in it. His parents purchased it on a whim in 1959, looking to fund a growing family. John, his father, was a World War II veteran turned plumber and milkman. His mother, Etta, ran vegetable and fruit stands in the greater Red Bank area.But the history goes much further back. It was discovered after talks with Middletown historians that the building dates back to 1867, although it officially became a general store in 1885. An 1898 ledger Verange recently recovered lists sales to surrounding homeowners for bales, buckets and sacks of goods.Verange said it’s believed the store shuttered for about a decade in the 1930s after those owners gave out too much credit during the Great Depression. Those debts understandably were never repaid.last_img read more