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Washington Center announces Contestants for Dancing with South Sound’s Stars

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe Washington Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce our contestants for Dancing with South Sound’s Stars!  Saturday May 16 is the night to be in downtown Olympia, as six local celebrities spin around the dance floor with their professional partners from The Utah Ballroom Dance Company.  Please join us in welcoming to our Mainstage:Greg Allison- Olympia School DistrictThane Bryenton- RelyLocal OlympiaCasey Cochrane- Yelm Chamber of CommerceRenee Sunde- Thurston Economic Development CouncilBecci Syrek- Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor & Convention CenterDeborah Vinsel- Thurston Community TelevisionThese local stars were chosen for their charm, of course, but also for their dedication and everyday hard work in making our community a great place to live.  They will spend a week in rehearsal with the professional dancers, preparing for their dancing debut.  The audience will be casting votes during intermission, along with three local judges who are representing our sponsoring businesses.Tickets are already on sale through the box office at 360-753-8586 or online here.last_img read more

Topsy Turvy World of Alice in Wonderland Comes to Life in…

first_imgFacebook112Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Studio West Dance TheatreJump down the rabbit hole and hang on to your teacups! You are in for a fantastical ride as Studio West Dance Theatre brings the wacky wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland to the Olympia stage. Performances will take place May 3 – 5 at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.Studio West first premiered the ballet in Olympia in 2014, and it was an instant audience favorite. Alice in Wonderland is arguably one of the most oft quoted stories of all time, so it was quite daunting for Stephanie Wood-Ennett to consider bringing this story to the stage as a ballet, without any dialog. “The characters of Alice in Wonderland are so iconic, and yet there is no blueprint on how the choreography or the staging should look. The freedom to interpret the story and create our own vision was also the challenge in mounting this production.”To bring Alice’s iconic scenes and characters to life, Stephanie and her co-choreographers, Marianna Ramsour and Erin Pattillo, chose music that inspired their vision for each scene: the serene beauty of ocean waves for the Sea of Tears, the allure of the captivating Caterpillar, the quirky gestures of the preening Flamingos. “We gave ourselves the freedom to choose music that visually illustrates each scene or character, no matter the genre. You will hear classical, romantic tango, Middle Eastern, and selections from movie scores. Each scene stands alone, and yet they all fit perfectly together to allow this familiar story to unfold in unexpected ways. Honestly, we didn’t know how it would all come together when we started the production, but our audience members loved it, and told us they had discovered something new and exciting in this beloved and familiar story.”This year’s performance of Alice in Wonderland promises to be even more elaborate than the debut production. Alice’s stage manager, Rachel Zeigler, shares “We are so excited to be doing Alice again, so we can implement all the ideas we’ve been coming up with since our last run. We want even more wonkiness, more color, and more scenery to fully immerse our audience in Wonderland. We have added three new professional backdrops to the show, more roles and costumes, and more Cheshire Cat appearances.”The heart of the production still remains with the talented and graceful dancers who impart their own personality and artistry to these quirky characters. Cole McMason, who has been a student with Studio West for the past nine years, has the double pleasure of performing in the Alice in Wonderland production for both Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) and Studio West. He was featured in the corps de ballet in OBT’s production, and is now dancing in the role of the White Rabbit in Studio West’s upcoming Alice. Cole shares his experience balancing work in both productions “It was crazy for about 5 weeks when I was rehearsing for both productions at the same time, 6 hours a day, 6 days a week, but I loved it, and I learned so much! Watching the OBT principal dancer in the role of White Rabbit, I saw that much of his rehearsal time was spent on perfecting the little mannerisms that brings a rabbit to life, the little hops, the way he stands or holds his paws, so that every moment on stage, the audience sees a rabbit, not a man in a rabbit costume. It’s those mannerisms and characteristics that I work on and incorporate into my performance.”Cole is currently studying on a full merit scholarship at OBT while continuing to rehearse and dance at Studio West on weekends. “Studio West will always be home to me – it’s where I fell in love with dance. When I come back on weekends to take class and rehearse, I feel like I’m still a part of the studio. My friends are here, and we dance and connect like we’ve always done. I hope I can continue to stay connected.”Don’t be late for this very important date! Matinee and evening performances are at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, May 3 – 5. Tickets are available at the box office, 360-753-8586, or online at The Washington Center for Performing Arts website. Photo courtesy: Studio West Dance Theatre Photo courtesy: Studio West Dance Theatre Photo courtesy: Studio West Dance Theatre Photo courtesy: Studio West Dance Theatre Photo courtesy: Studio West Dance Theatrelast_img read more

Coming Soon: Healthy Homes Program Vendor List

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Elisa Sparkman for Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesThurston County Healthy Homes Program is creating a new local resource – the Healthy Homes Program Vendor List. This is a list of home repair and home improvement vendors that serve the Thurston County area. The list will include home repair and home improvement services like general contracting, pest control, roofing, home inspection, home renovation, weatherization, mold remediation, electrical, heating,  and ventilation/cooling. If you have friends or family in the home repair and renovation field, please share this great opportunity with them!To qualify for the list, the company’s staff member(s) in charge of training must take the Healthy Homes Class, and professionals must be licensed/registered, bonded, and insured.Register for one of the upcoming classes! Lunch is included!Saturday June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Friday June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Class Location: Thurston County Public Health 412 Lilly Rd. NE Olympia, WA.To contact the program or to register for a class call (360) 867-2674, or email HealthyHomes@co.thurston.wa.us. For more information about the upcoming classes, view the flyer.More about Thurston County Healthy Homes ProgramSince 2012, the Thurston County Healthy Homes Program has been providing education and guidance on housing-related health risks like mold, indoor air pollution, exposure to toxics (like lead and pesticides), safety hazards and more. The program offers free, voluntary, and confidential Healthy Homes Visits to give customized education and recommendations to Thurston County residents in their homes. Over the first five years, 99% of clients reported that having a Healthy Homes Visit was useful and they’d recommend one to others. Program staff can provide guidance over the phone or email if residents aren’t able to schedule a visit.The Healthy Homes Program also gives public workshops, classes, and volunteer trainings conducted by a certified Healthy Homes Specialist (certified by the National Environmental Health Association). Community members can request a healthy homes workshop for a group, club, or workplace. Classes and trainings are scheduled throughout the year and are posted on the Healthy Homes Program website.To schedule a Healthy Homes Visit or request a workshop contact 360-867-2674 or HealthyHomes@co.thurston.wa.us.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Daisy Girl

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet Meet Daisy Girl! She is a 3-year-old, 78-pound, people-loving girl in search of her forever home with loving humans who will provide her with a securely-fenced yard, plenty of exercise, leadership, activities for my “superior smarts”, and a grain/chicken-free diet to keep her healthy. She would prefer a home where she can be the only pet, but has done well with other dogs after proper introduction and supervision.Daisy Girl was raised by children, so you can imagine what a people social dog she is! The volunteers love to walk her, and see her running and playing in the yard! Daisy Girl is a great companion and family dog!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Daisy Girl in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

Statistics prove Paul Pogba was the best midfielder in PL last season

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky SportsAdvertisement b5esNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsvqw2ewWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebri( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) agWould you ever consider trying this?😱aqhmCan your students do this? 🌚0yoRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star French midfielder of Manchester United, Paul Pogba was on the verge of leaving the club in this summer transfer window. A section of fans of the Red Devils were not happy  with the performance of the star French midfielder in the previous season. However, the statistics would prove that Paul Pogba was the best midfielder in the Premier League previous season.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky SportsPaul Pogba scored 13 goals in the previous season for Manchester United. It was the best among the midfielders in the whole league throughout the season. The star French midfielder took 105 shots which was also the best in the League among the midfielders. He also held the record of most number of assists from open play which was 9 in numbers.The star French midfielder’s attempted number of passes were 2068 which was third among the midfielders across the Premier League. Paul Pogba has 2747 number of touches on the ball throughout the whole season which was also the third among the midfielders in the Premier League.Advertisement Some might say that most of his goals came from penalty spots.Despite that he was still a pivotal player in the squad of the Red Devils in the previous season and the statistics would speak for him.Reason behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s brutal physical regime at Manchester UnitedAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

English Premier League faces suspension as Coronavirus woes hit England

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement mh8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb27( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6cWould you ever consider trying this?😱5cuCan your students do this? 🌚liliq0Roller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus, originated in the city of Wuhan in China, found its way into Europe. The sports scene in the continent has taken a big hit from the pandemic, and the most impactful decisions were the cancellation of Serie A and La Liga matches, and also UEFA suspending all Champions League and Europa League games of the coming week. Now, one of the most famous football league in the world, the English Premier League is now postponed until April, along with other English football fixtures.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyThe news came on the heels of UEFA suspending the Champions League and Europa League matches today. Following an emergency meeting, it was decided that the top flight of English football would be put on hold for atleast three weeks amongst the virus outbreak in the country, until April 3rd.Along with Premier League, the suspension includes all EFL Championship, League One and League Two matches, along with the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship. Additionally, all academy and youth team fixtures have also faced postponement.Advertisement “This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus,” an official statement was released following the emergency meeting.Along with cancelling the matches, the clubs were also advised to drop all non-football activities, including player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings during the suspension period.Advertisement Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was tested positive for coronavirus, along with Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.Liverpool gaffer Jürgen Klopp opened up to the club’s supporters about the decision from the authorities.“Today’s decision and announcement is being implemented with the motive of keeping people safe. Because of that we support it completely,” Klopp said in a publication in the club’s official website.Liverpool, who are eyeing their first title in 30 years, have to undergo this disruption of the league until they get their hands on the trophy, provided everything moves forward smoothly post-suspension.“We have seen members of teams we compete against become ill. This virus has shown that being involved in football offers no immunity. To our rival clubs and individuals who are affected and to those who later will become so, you are in our thoughts and prayers,”  Klopp added.Also read:All the sports, leagues and promotions that have been suspended due to Conoravirus Advertisementlast_img read more

Anthony Joshua slams detractors: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f**k yourself!’

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement vlr1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsn1bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euc4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3msWould you ever consider trying this?😱e5yCan your students do this? 🌚imyabRoller skating! Powered by Firework In a world currently battling the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the topic if racism is making the recent headlines again. Following the George Floyd incident, there have been numerous protests against racial inequality and police brutality all across United States of America and many other countries. Several sportspersons and athletes have recently opened up against racism, including Anthony Joshua, but the British boxer has a rather informal approach. Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersThe two time unified heavyweight champion from Watford recently took part in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in his home town, where he was seen providing a heated speech in support of the protesters, which has stirred up some controversies.“Show them where it hurts. Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses,” the 30 year old was heard saying in the speech, as clips started floating around in social media.Advertisement Following the statement, Joshua has been facing reprimand online, where many have called him a racist for his speech.However, Twitter was the platform heavyweight pugilist to respond, and he responded to the criticisms with: “If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself!”Advertisement Joshua clarified about his speech during the protest march, which was from a poem written by his friend. He continued: “If you watch the full video, the speech was passed around for someone to read and I took the lead.”“I personally spoke from the heart about the Watford community, ideas of us personally investing seven figures to create unity and opportunities and adding change to the African/Caribbean community.”“Shops aren’t the issue here.”Before you talk s***, you better boycott racism,” he concluded the post, followed by adding the same clip from the protest.The tweet has generated over 43k likes and 7.6k retweets. Check it out below-A prolific pugilist, Joshua has been title holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA),  International Boxing Federation (IBF),  World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Organization (IBO). He also secured a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed in the super heavyweight category.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-Michael Holding claims Rohit Sharma may not be able to handle real pace100 voices: Cricketers and athletes speak up about Black Lives Matter! Advertisementlast_img read more

100 most wholesome tweets you’d read after Liverpool win the Premier League title

first_imgAdvertisement aobe1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs94c66zxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eocd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 71w4dWould you ever consider trying this?😱b47imCan your students do this? 🌚poRoller skating! Powered by Firework Thirty years, the fans of Liverpool FC kept patience for the Premier League trophy to come to Mersyside. Finally, with a star studded, Champions League and Club World Cup winning squad and under the marvellous guidance of Jürgen Klopp, the Reds have won the league, three decades since their last one in the 1989-90 season, when the league was still known as the ‘First Division’. Even under the troubling times of the COVID-19 pandemic and past three months of uncertainty, the moments are glorious at the Anfield.Advertisement The title race between Liverpool’s 19th trophy versus the defending champions Manchester City ended after Chelsea snatched a 2-1 victory over Pep and his side yesterday at Stamford Bridge. With 86 points from 31 matches, Liverpool finishes the trophy run with still seven games remaining, as the global football scene reacts on the club’s glorious achievement.In addition to many footballers, sportspersons and pundits flood Twitter with congratulatory posts on Liverpool’s astounding feat, supporters all over the world, who waited for generations to see the club as the champions of England, come up with wholesome reactions to the auspicious moment, as their patience finally ends with joy.Advertisement Below here are 100 hand picked wholesome tweets on Liverpool’s triumph, that will put a smile on your face.Advertisement I woke up like this 🕺🏾 mood all day long 🕺🏾 Liverpool!! Championeee!!!! #Liverpool pic.twitter.com/LaorrO1HNd— POPPERSIK (@PopperSikongo) June 26, 2020My brothers visited my father this morning to celebrate. Campeones! #YNWA pic.twitter.com/6rebJujirc— Hafriz___________________Iqbal (@hafriziqbal) June 26, 2020@VirgilvDijk,Congratulations on winning the League with our beloved Liverpool FC 🏆 I am so proud of you & the boys ❤️Thankyou for always giving your all for us fans 👏 Thankyou for inspiring me & being my hero 😘Sending my support always from Australia ❤️🇳🇱 #YNWA #VVD4 👑 pic.twitter.com/rewBitIp3z— Peter Pana (@PeterSheenPana) June 26, 2020Lucky gits only had to wait a couple of years to see Liverpool win the league 😂#ThisMeansMore #Liverpool #champions #liverpoolfc #YNWA #LFCFamily pic.twitter.com/Q8dzPmx0jn— James from That 90’s Wrestling Podcast🎙️🏆 (@90sWrestlingPod) June 26, 2020https://twitter.com/BigBadCarbon/status/1276453957469118464  Advertisementlast_img read more

On The Hunt For Clinging Jellyfish

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaAS THE BOSTON whaler slowly cruised the murky green water off Monmouth Beach’s Columbus Drive, state scientist Gary A. Buchanan picked out a needle in a haystack – or, more precisely, noticing the dimesized jellyfish in the Shrewsbury River.It was the object of the twoboat search, the clinging jellyfish, small but with a powerful sting that could land a person in the hospital in severe pain. Tiny, but easily identifiable by the X across its clear back.On a partner boat, Dena Restaino, a Montclair University doctoral student, netted the jellyfish. It will go back to the college laboratory for study.In this particular area, the scientists from the college and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) knew where to look. On June 19, about 45 were observed off a nearby residential dock at Columbus Drive.Scientists this week began formally studying the Shrewsbury River to determine the extent there of nonnative clinging jellyfish. In a two-hour search on this day, two were found, both off Columbus Drive.“They’ve been mostly localized around Monmouth Beach, the southern end (of the river),” said Joseph J. Bilinski, a research scientist in the DEP’s Bureau of Environmental Assessment. “They’re really localized in a preferred habitat.” The state has contracted with Montclair State for a 30-day study costing $30,000, said Bob Considine, a DEP spokesman. The study began the week of June 26, with Shrewsbury River work beginning Wednesday, July 6.“We do not know if these recent reports of clinging jellyfish are isolated or if they are becoming established in areas of the state,” said Buchanan, director of the Division of Science, Research and Environmental Health.“Given that this species has not been recorded in New Jersey, we need to understand the distribution and life history to establish a baseline,” Bologna said.When the clinging jellyfish are caught, their DNA can be compared with the DNA of clinging jellyfish from the native Asian Pacific Ocean or of clinging jellyfish established elsewhere on the East Coast, Bilinski said.The study includes trawling for clinging jellyfish and placing artificial sea grass mats to capture the species. Depending on the study results, which are to be released publicly, the state could authorize more work involving the clinging jellyfish.“It’s a good idea and the right first step,” said Tim Dillingham, executive director of the Sandy Hook-based American Littoral Society environmental group. “We also need to focus on why.”Clinging jellyfish have a red, orange or violet cross across its middle. They can have 60 to 90 tentacles. Also, they cling on vegetation during sunlight, but travel at night and cloudy days to feed, primarily on zooplankton.“We’re encouraging people, if they see it, to report it to NJDEP,” said Lauren E. Brajer, communication and program coordinator for the Clean Ocean Action environmental group, based on Sandy Hook.In an ongoing project, Montclair State is studying if native sea slugs will eat the polyp phase of sea nettle jellyfish, a native that has been a problem in Barnegat Bay, Bilinski said. Now, the study will expand to see if sea slugs will eat clinging jellyfish polyps, Bilinski said.Also, lab observance suggests sea nettles will eat clinging jellyfish, Gaynor said. Gaynor noted there were “a lot of sea nettles” in the Shrewsbury.“That’s probably the first good news we’ve heard about sea nettles,” Gaynor said.Clinging jellyfish were found in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in 1894 and are now established there. They also have been found on the eastern end of Long Island.“It’s likely they came in on the bottom of the ship or the bilge water,” Dillingham said. “Ships take ballast, pump in, pump out.”The division recommends if stung, one should apply white vinegar to immobilize stinging cells and rinse the area with saltwater and remove tentacles with gloves, thick towel or by scraping with a credit-type card. A hot compress or cold pack can be applied for pain. Medical attention may be necessary.“The most immediate impact is on people’s ability to enjoy the water,” Dillingham said. “I think the bigger issue is where and why we’re seeing these jellyfish. We don’t know how well they’re going to survive (here) in what conditions.”None of the researchers has been stung by a clinging jellyfish, Gaynor said.“I think that’s a good thing,” Gaynor said, “I don’t want to be the guinea pig.” The June 9 report is the first confirmed of clinging jellyfish in New Jersey, according to the DEP. Now, the state is trying to figure out how spread out are they in New Jersey waters.The preferred habitat of Gonionemus vertens – native to the Asian Pacific Ocean, but naturalized on parts of the East Coast – is shallow water of 8 inches to 24 inches with vegetation such as eelgrass or algae and a food supply of grass shrimp and fish larvae. The water would have a low velocity and lower salt content, Bilinski said.Because of these various factors, they do not appear to be a threat to the Atlantic Ocean or Raritan Bay, locally.Brian Carlucci, 26, of Sea Bright said he has seen clinging jellyfish in the Shrewsbury River and is avoiding the river for swimming.“I’m just waiting to hear what’s going on,” Carlucci said. “The ocean’s good enough for me. I’ll swim in that for the time being.”center_img On June 15, a 20-year-old man was hospitalized with a clinging jellyfish sting or stings in the Shrewsbury River at Monmouth Beach, according to the division. On that same day, a Monmouth Beach lagoon owner observed several and Montclair State University later collected about seven in that area.Clinging jellyfish have “strong toxins,” so they can cause cramping and slurred speech, said Paul Bologna, a Montclair State biology professor. But a sting has never resulted in a known death, only temporary symptoms including severe pain, said John Gaynor, another Montclair State biology professor.Other Shrewsbury River reports, according to the division, include:• June 18, seven at Oceanport.• June 19, an unconfirmed report of one in 3 feet of water about 20 yards offshore from Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, or at the confluence of the Navesink River.• June 20, 50 collected in shallow water by resident a Monmouth Beach resident and given to Montclair State.• June 21, 30 collected in shallow water at Patricia Court, Monmouth Beach.On June 9, one was collected in the Manasquan River near the entrance to the Point Pleasant Canal, which leads to the Metedeconk River and the upper reaches of Barnegat Bay.last_img read more

Public Access Not Part of Waterfront Plan, Developer Says

first_img“We’re happy to cut back the lots and include the public green space and boardwalk, but it comes down to, ‘Do you have the funding?’ I assume they don’t. So we’re proceeding with the plan we’ve submitted. But I’m perfectly happy to sit back down with them and to try and work it out,” Denholtz said. DCH CEO Steven Denholtz said the planshave already been scaled back significantlysince initially being brought before the boardmore than a year ago. The plan proposed by Denholtz Custom Homes (DCH) for a 7-acre parcel overlooking the Sandy Hook Bay was up in the air following a contentious March 25 meeting in which members of a resident opposition group – Neighbors for Waterfront Preservation – laid out detailed arguments about potential environmental and social impacts which could result from developing the plot, better known as the McConnell Tract. “We can’t go any further,” Denholtz said,noting that the plans have been altered threetimes in consideration of resident feedback. “We’re not happy about this,” Chiles said. “At the last hearing, the developer said they needed time to consider feedback, but they seem to be deaf to the concerns that the community has raised.” “We have a good project with no variancesthat we hope will get approved.” The previous meeting was highlighted by a 30-minute presentation from borough resident Mark Fisher, who provided the results of a lengthy independent environmental study, including the health of the groundwater for residential housing built on lands first owned and developed in 1929 by Standard Oil, and later Exxon, for industrial operations. That hearing concluded just before midnight and was expected to continue the following evening but a continuation was granted until April to allow DCH time to consider the public’s input. Chiles explained that the day after theMarch 25 meeting, Neighbors for WaterfrontPreservation attorney Kevin I. Assadi of theRed Bank-based firm Zager Fuchs notifiedthe board’s attorney, Michael Steib, and thedeveloper’s attorney, John Giunco, that hewould be unavailable the week of April 29 dueto a previously scheduled family vacation. Denholtz said he was “disheartened, disappointed and surprised” by the allegations, and that he and his organization have attempted to maintain a positive relationship with the objectors. Chiles said an initial meeting about public sources of funding options was held in December 2018, where such resources as the borough’s open space acquisition fund, county open space grants and green acres funding from the state were discussed. Denholtz said the proposed public portionof the plan was removed from the scope of thework when discussions about public fundingbroke down.center_img Denholtz said that in the last two months itdid not appear that the opposition group hadpursued any sources of public funding. Neighbors for Waterfront Preservation leader and Atlantic Highlands resident Benson Chiles said DCH hasn’t done enough, referencing finalized plans which do not include any public lands or access to the waterfront. DHC initially proposed 21 lots on the siteand cut that number to accommodate requestsfor a public boardwalk and open public greenspace spanning the length of the property. “Knowing what took place there, I wouldnever allow my children to live there,” Fishersaid during his remarks. “After meeting with them (the objectors),we received a strong feeling that they didn’twant to bear the cost to maintain the publicfacilities. And if it’s going to be for the publicit has to be maintained by the public. So we’vecut back,” Denholtz said. The hearing is expected to conclude at the planning board’s April 29 meeting, a date Chiles referred to as a strategic maneuver on the part of DCH. “The process smells fishy to me and I hope the board will take all of these concerns into account for its final determination,” Chiles said. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The group looking to construct 17 luxury condos on one of the last pieces of undeveloped land on the Bayshore waterfront said it does not intend to alter its site plan ahead of Monday’s anticipated planning board meeting. “There are other sources, too, and to myknowledge he (Denholtz) has not pursuedany of them, nor has he asked that we pursuethem. In some ways it feels as though he wasjust leading us on with these discussions,”Chiles said. The continuation of the hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School auditorium.last_img read more