The Various Breads, Cakes, Candy, Cookies And Other Open-class Baked Goods Entries Were Sold Off To The First Taker.

3. The various breads, cakes, candy, cookies and other open-class baked goods entries were sold off to the first taker. (Jenni Grubbs/Times) Entering cookies and candy in this year’s Morgan County Fair was something different for Eunice Wahlert. The Brush resident regularly enters her prize-winning flowers at the fair, which she did again this year and scored the judge’s choice prize for her purple phlox. But the now-semi-retired Wahlert also decided to volunteer as a fair superintendent, and she was assigned to help with the Bake Sale, where all the baked goods entries get sold off after judging. Since she was going to be at the fair on Monday for that, she decided she might as well bake something and enter it, too. Little did she know, that choice would pay off in the form of at least one more big prize. Baked Goods judge Marlene Mason chose Wahlert’s chocolate chip cookies as the one of the best among six entries. This was a category that had more entries than most, with between one and three entries being more typical. “I about passed out when she put the (red) ribbon on my chocolate chip cookies,” Wahlert said. But she was quite pleased with the result. “That sense of competition never goes away,” she said. Mason seemed to have a difficult time with making decisions on the other chocolate chip cookies. She pointed out that the size of the cookies was one of the judging criteria. “Since I have to be picky,” she said, she factored size in heavily when choosing between two plates of cookies that she deemed relatively equal in taste, appearance and composition.

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The 35th Annual Fair Talent Show Is On Aug.

5 at 10 a.m. for the annual tradition known at the Grays Harbor County Fair. At 6 p.m. on the fairs first day, the official opening will be celebrated with a parade of community participants through the fairgrounds. The Grays Harbor Country Fair harkens back to a time gone but with traditions that continue to offer professional development for area youth. Not to mention, a chance to get in carnival rides, mouth-watering goodies and that sense that summer has rounded the corner toward fall. Held in Elma, the fair attracts visitors from all over the county to bear witness to what this years harvest has produced. Programmers have modernized the event over the years with more stage entertainment, most of it free with a fair admission. But the age old goodies always remain. You can view horses, pigs, sheep, cows, chickens, rabbits and just about any other farm animal you can think of, along with, vegetables, fruit and flowers all grown locally. On the music side, Eagles tribute band Hotel California kicks off the music shows on Aug. 5, country break-out stars Parmalee hit the big stage on Aug. 6 for a free show (though a $25 Golden Circle reserved seat includes fair admission), youll know their name thanks to their chart hit Carolina. Local band Corey Daniels and Humptulips will hit the stage on Aug. 7, and Bon Jovi tribute band Steel Horse plays Aug. 8. Some of the fairs other highlights this year include: Predators of the Heart Washingtons largest traveling wildlife and reptile show and Fables of the West cowboy comedy through the grounds and magician Louie Foxxs one man show. Car racing revs into action on Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. The 35th Annual Fair Talent Show is on Aug. 7 at the Pavilion Lawn Stage. Cash prizes will be awarded for top talent in each age division. You can get all-day access to the fair with your admission, $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $6 for students 6-15. Kids 5 and under are free. As always, the Fair offers current and former military service members families with a $2 military discount. Fair hours are 10 a.m. 10 p.m., Aug. 5-7; 10 a.m. 11 p.m., Aug. 8; and 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Aug.

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She Attends 10 To 20 Sky Sox Games A Season.

… They’re going to help lead us in a little ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game.’ All right, folks! 1-2-3 …” Suddenly, we’re an a capella group of 8,364. I contribute with some peculiar sound of scratchy soprano. A few fans twist white towels in the air, and when it comes time to count the strikes, many fans hold up one, then two, then three fingers. Baseball is a game of tradition, and fans can pay homage to that any way they choose even by wearing old-fashioned pants and socks. “It’s OK to be a kid sometimes. Even adults can be kids,” said Sky Sox fan Sharon Starkey, 52. ” ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ just makes you want to get up, get into the game and get into the crowd. It makes everything ‘baseball.’ ” Starkey is seated to the left of her 15-year-old son, Christopher. She attends 10 to 20 Sky Sox games a season. She has a thin, long tube connected to her nose. “It’s oxygen,” she said. “I got COPD from chronic bronchitis, so now I have to really watch my breathing, so I carry around oxygen when I go places.” I wonder whether the breathing affects her singing. “Nothing’s gonna make me not sing!” she said. * * * * * So, when was the first seventh-inning stretch? From left, Rob Baumgarten, Sam Baumgarten and Pied Rodriguez enjoy the seventh-inning stretch. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post) No one seems to know.

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In Its Early Days, Palm Beach Was Served By Just One Or Two Banks.

Welcoming culture Many people dont come into a branch anymore, Vasilopoulos said, but for those who do we want there to be a welcoming culture that embraces them because were fortunate to have the clients we have. Florida locations catering more to millennials such as South Beach in Miami-Dade County will see brick-and-mortar institutions shrink, said Alex Sanchez, president and CEO of the Florida Bankers Association . But in other places people want the physical location. We need to serve both communities. Also having a physical location has a billboard effect. They tell people hey, were here, were safe, and were not some theoretical company headquartered in Nebraska. See us, touch us, feel us. Wealth management is the name of the game in Palm Beach, and the banking study predicts that it will become a baseline service for retail banking. Banks without a strong wealth offering will lose share, as customers take increasing responsibility for their lifelong financial well-being Wealth management has become big business throughout Florida, Sanchez said. Its been happening for decades, and its largely because of the type of population we have. Sabadell entered the Palm Beach market in 2011 and bank leaders recognized that specialized services were required. We wanted to provide wealth management and trust services to clients, and that was really the driver, said Vasilopoulos. Weve continued to expand in that arena, not only here but with offices in Miami, North Palm and on the West Coast of Florida. Also, bankers in Palm Beach have learned that its important to become involved in philanthropic efforts, an island trademark. Vasilopoulos, for example, was past chair of the Palm Beach United Way campaign. That was something very near and dear to my heart, and I really enjoyed being part of that. I was also involved with Johns Hopkins Womens Journey I sat as the co-chair of that event. Its a wonderful organization that puts on health symposiums for women. We do a lot of internal seminars with people who are interested in learning more about financial services and issues with children, since theyre being brought up in a wealthy environment. We try to touch on a lot of different topics that are valued by our clients and by people in the community. Few markets are as competitive as Palm Beach when it comes to financial services. Whos Who of banking You drive down Royal Palm Way and its a Whos Who of banking industry wealth management, Sanchez said. In its early days, Palm Beach was served by just one or two banks. Now, there are 11 institutions on the island that offer everything from traditional services to private banking and trust services. The result is that careful planning is required to make a company stand out. Bessemer Trust, which has been at 222 Royal Palm Way since 1988, is undergoing a major renovation this summer a complete face-lift, according to Philip Kalafatis, regional director of the Palm Beach office. We recognized that we needed to do some technological upgrades cabling, enhanced wires and lines, Kalafatis said. We also wanted to modernize bathrooms, kitchens and private offices with fresh paint and wallpaper, with new desks and chairs as needed. Some employees have been rotated into West Palm Beach office space during the project, which began June 1 and is expected to wrap up Sept. 30. Bessemer, a private wealth-management company, wanted to offer its high-end clients a fresher look, Kalafatis said, without being ostentatious. We recognize that we need to have a very fine looking office space. Customers returning for the season will also find faster computers and higher quality phone connections, he added.

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Alta Jafari, Friend Of The Owner, Said Latham Has Wanted Make Her Dream Of Opening A Candy Shop A Reality For Quite Some Time.

Downtown San Marcos is about to get a whole lot sweeter. Candy, Sweets and Treats, a new shop opening, complete with a ribbon cutting, will be held on North LBJ Drive at the stores downtown location August 1 at 11 a.m. The store will provide San Martians with a variety of unique confections. Leanne Latham, owner of the store, said visiting candy shops was her favorite thing to do as a child. It was always something I thought I could expand on, Latham said. Latham said she could not think of a better town to start her own business in. I really love San Marcos, Latham said. Anything that I want to do as far as going into business for myself would be here. Andrew Caldwell, San Marcos resident, said most members of the community want to see businesses like Lathams thrive. I personally think the more businesses that pop up down here, the better, Caldwell said. And I think itll end up becoming a popular place because of the candy. Latham said having a shop in close proximity to Texas State was something she always hoped to do. She said much of the merchandise in the store will be catered towards adults. I love the college and the college kids being in San Marcos, Latham said. It keeps the town young and evolving. Alta Jafari, friend of the owner, said Latham has wanted make her dream of opening a candy shop a reality for quite some time. She said Latham decided to open the store in San Marcos after noticing a lack of candy shops around town. I am very excited for her to open up the store, Latham said. She is 100 percent committed to this and has had a blast with it. Latham said bringing the store to life was a big undertaking. I actually had been working on this since February, Latham said. I found my lease in March and I have been renovating since then. Caldwell said the shop will be valuable to members of the San Marcos community who have limited options when it comes to satisfying their sweet tooth. I dont want candy, I need candy, Caldwell said. I am a gummy fan and if I want to see anything in the shop it is gummy sharks. Latham said her inventory will be made up of more than just candy. She plans to sell pies from Texas Pie Company in Kyle, novelty ice creams and bottled soda. The store will also carry old-school lunchboxes and toys such as bouncy balls, silly straws and funny gags, Latham said.

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Carlo Trattoria, Is Accepting A Portion Of Gift Certificates From Faial.

About 500 complaints against Faial Restaurant have been filed with the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office. Updated: Tuesday, July 14 2015 1:30 PM EDT2015-07-14 17:30:37 GMT The Faial restaurant in Smithfield had a “closed for good” sign on the front door, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (Viewer Submitted Photo) The Rhode Island attorney general’s office says it has received hundreds of complaints from consumers left holding gift certificates. The Rhode Island attorney general’s office says it has received hundreds of complaints from consumers left holding gift certificates. Updated: Wednesday, July 8 2015 11:38 PM EDT2015-07-09 03:38:09 GMT One location had a Closed for Good sign on the front door on Wednesday. (Viewer Submitted Photo) While Faial closed on Wednesday, a restaurant next door, D. Carlo Trattoria, is accepting a portion of gift certificates from Faial. While Faial closed on Wednesday, a restaurant next door, D. Carlo Trattoria, is accepting a portion of gift certificates from Faial. Friday, June 26 2015 6:46 PM EDT2015-06-26 22:46:16 GMT Faial Restaurant, Douglas Pike, Smithfield Two Faial restaurant locations in Rhode Island are not closing, NBC 10 News has learned. Two Faial restaurant locations in Rhode Island are not closing, NBC 10 News has learned. Monday, July 20 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-07-20 16:00:27 GMT Faial Restaurant, Douglas Pike, Smithfield The attorney general’s office has received hundreds of complaints from consumers left with Faialgift certificates. The attorney general’s office has received hundreds of complaints from consumers left with Faialgift certificates. CVS Photo website credit card info possibly stolen in breach CVS is warning customers that its online photo service may have suffered a data breach and has shut it down. CVS is warning customers that its online photo service may have suffered a data breach and has shut it down. Wednesday, July 15 2015 8:14 PM EDT2015-07-16 00:14:28 GMT A Woonsocket deli owner says he closed his shop because he couldn’t find quality help. A Woonsocket deli owner says he closed his shop because he couldn’t find quality help. Farewell FAO Schwarz: Last day of business at NYC toy store The FAO Schwarz toy store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue is taking a final bow. Tom Hanks danced on a large floor piano there in the movie “Big.” Multitudes of children wandered through the aisles over the years, hopped up on sugar from the candy store and wide-eyed with delight at the giant stuffed… Updated: Wednesday, July 15 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-07-15 21:35:14 GMT Officials break ground for a new Sonic drive-in restaurant on Route 44 in Smithfield, Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

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He Also Loves Discovering New Things In The Asian Markets Of Brick Lane And China Town In London’s West End.

foodscapes carl warner- broccolli Hide Caption 1 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Broccoli Forest Warner says he finds food as a source of inspiration because it’s similar to larger aspects of the natural world and it’s something people have a natural affinity with. Hide Caption 2 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Cabbage Sea “My work is being used as a vehicle to promote healthy eating, nutritional education and a good diet,” says Warner. Hide Caption 3 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Candy Cottage Photographing, drawing and designing makes Warner feel the same escape as when he drew spaceships as a child, he says. This sweet image is the cover of his children’s book, “A world of food,” which is now being translated into Japanese. Hide Caption 4 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Fruit & Veggie Balloons Warner says his “foodscapes” begin as a sketch. From there, he decides which ingredients will be used. A food stylist and model maker then help build the scene. It can take several days and the scenes are sometimes shot in layers in order to work quickly with fresh produce, he says. Hide Caption 5 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Cereal Dust Bowl To Warner, making foodscapes connects nature’s beauty with nature’s bounty. “The simple pleasures of growing food, cooking a meal, and sharing with friends is what unites us in our humanity,” he says. Hide Caption 6 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Celery Forest If anything’s going to convince a picky kid to eat his celery, this is it. “I like to make people smile,” says Warner. “The work is whimsical and fun. I call it ‘the pleasant deception’.” Hide Caption 7 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Carl Warner Warner, seen here shooting one of his foodscapes, describes himself as a photographic artist who makes landscapes out of food, although he does create scenes out of other materials like clothes and stationary. Hide Caption 8 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Tuscany Landscape Simplicity and fresh ingredients are key to Warner’s creations. He says he’s a big fan of Italian cooking. Hide Caption 9 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Chocolate Express Before pursuing this type of photography, Warner says he lacked the inspiration and confidence he has now. Hide Caption 10 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Cowboy Valley When looking for new inspiration, Warner travels to places he’s never been to seek out new imagery and ingredients. Hide Caption 11 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Fishscape Warner says his early influences were surrealist painters. As an only child he often created other worlds to escape the boredom of being alone. Fishscape is Warner’s favorite image, but was one of the most difficult and smelliest scenes to build. Hide Caption 12 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Garlicshire Making foodscapes has inspired Warner to be more creative in the kitchen, he says. The visual presentation of his work inspires him to make corresponding taste combinations. Hide Caption 13 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos London Skyline Warner says London’s Borough Market offers inspiration in the form of seasonal produce. He also loves discovering new things in the Asian markets of Brick Lane and China Town in London’s West End. Hide Caption Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Mushroom Savanna This photo, created with portobello mushrooms, was Warner’s very first foodscape. Hide Caption 15 of 19 Carl Warner’s “Foodscapes” 19 photos Parmesan Cliffs Because coriander and flat leaf parsley last for only a few minutes, they go into a shot right before the photo is taken, says Warner.

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– In Today’s Episode, Andreas Travels By Train Through Different Climates And The Mountainous Heart Of Norway, Between Bergen And Oslo.

In Bodo, host Andreas Viestad fries a piece of Arctic beef outdoors. On a green pasture he grills some of a juicy and tender beef from a local farm. A simple yet rich dish served with wild herbs. A Traveller’s Bite airs Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. – In today’s episode, Andreas travels by train through different climates and the mountainous heart of Norway, between Bergen and Oslo. He starts to prepare a traveler’s must, a shrimp sandwich inspired by sestern Norway. As Andreas continues his journey inland he stops at Voss, where he makes a herb-stuffed lamb roll that can be served warm or cold. On top of the mountain he goes trout fishing and cooks the trout in a wooden bucket. Closer to Oslo, Andreas prepares a dessert with tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries served by the fjord in the capital. Norwegian Versions of Classic Recipes airs Saturday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. – Is taco originally from Norway? And gnocchi? How about American pancakes? As Andreas travels through Norway’s biggest national park and the beautiful Gudbrand’s valley in western Norway he investigates traditional recipes that are deceptively similar to classic Mexican, Italian and American dishes, and just as tasty. A Journey to the North airs Saturday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. – In this episode, Andreas travels north across the Arctic Circle on the train from Trondheim to Bodo. He goes fishing in the Queen of Rivers, Namsen and grills the salmon on a riverbank. On the highlands of the north Andreas makes reindeer meatballs and in Bodo where the landscape becomes lusher and greener again, Andreas fries a piece of Arctic beef – fit for a feast. Eat Like The Vikings airs Saturday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m.

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Oh, And Rousey Standing Up To Dennis Hallman A Few Episodes Before?

Oh, and Rousey standing up to Dennis Hallman a few episodes before? Gold. Pure gold. 5. Michael Bisping Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Some would argue that Bisping deserves to be higher on this list. The Brit has trash-talked everyone from Dan Henderson to Wanderlei Silva to current middleweight No. 1 contender Luke Rockhold. His back-and-forth with Tim Kennedy was great, but it gets no better than that time Bisping and Chael Sonnen (who we’ll get to later) met face to face before their fight at UFC on FOX 2. 4. Tito Ortiz Al Bello/Zuffa LLC Thank the Huntington Beach Bad Boy for helping to usher in a new age of trash talking to promote fights. After beating Vitor Belfort, Ortiz notoriously grabbed his flag pole American flag on one side, Mexican flag on the other and ran all the way to the nosebleeds … all before he was even announced the winner. When they finally got around to the post-fight interview, Ortiz was asked who he thought would win the matchup between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. “I hope Chuck takes it, that way I can kick Chuck’s a**!” Ortiz responded. “Ken Shamrock was talking smack, I know that old man is in the house. Shamrock step up. I’ll make you remind yourself that I am Rick James and you are my b***h.” 3. Nick Diaz Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Even as the creator of this list, I still don’t know how Nick doesn’t sit the top.

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Others Say The Candy Is Sweet With A Faint Salmon Flavor.

Japanese Snacks Don I love chewy candy. But salted salmon chewy candy? Eh… Ill sit this one out. Japanese snack Puccho is teaming up with the Sanrio salmon character known as Kirimi-chan for a limited edition salmon candy. This is most unusual and is even surprising for Japanese people. Yeah. How does it taste? Twitter user Torikoga desribed it as salmon on a mandarin orange. Others say the candy is sweet with a faint salmon flavor. Yum? [Photo: kourien_style ] Its not bad tasting, but its not delicious either, added Twitter user kourien_style . It is available for a limited time only in, no surprise here, Japan. Top photo: Torikoga To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft . Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

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