At The Finish Line…Where nothing matters but the truth 9/7

first_imgHey Sport…wake up, shake off the cobwebs and stand up. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Ready or not, it’s here!What I truly don’t understand is why Pirate Manager Clint Hurdle allows his starting pitchers to get knocked around when it’s clear they don’t have their stuff on a given night, especially since his bullpen is loaded.  Hey, who am I to question the future Manager of the Year.Enough about Redskins second year quarterback Robert Griffin III. Just let him play for goodness sake. If he gets hurt . . . he gets hurt. I know that sounds hard, but guess what?  The game is hard!Talk about reaching . . . I don’t know about you, but at no time did I link the Pirates potential 21 year losing season with Roberto Clemente number 21. No, not once. Not at all. Never . . . ever crossed my mind.The Pittsburgh – Steelers kick it off Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at home, 1:00 p.m. Should win. Need to win home opener and better win the ones this year they’re supposed to win. Nuff said!!Harlem Nights, the hottest and most exciting oldies par-tay returns for its final showcase of the season on Friday, September 27th  at 3 Lakes Golf Course. This year’s finale will, as always, feature the United Rays Corvette Club, MAD Dad’s Inc., the Dance Masters Roland and Bill Ford and their dance companies and a special salute to honor the legend Sly Jock. Doors open for line dancers early, set at 8:00 p.m., with Roland Ford spinning the jams and the par-tay goes on till 1:00.  $10 donation will benefit The Champions Toys for Tots Christmas Party and Toy Giveaway. Free parking – cash bar – cash kitchen – 50/50 – in house photographer and dancin . . . dancin . . . dancin!!! (Special note:  Please bring an unwrapped toy or new clothing item for children 5-15 years old – – – no you don’t get a discount at the door, but you’ll feel better for doing it.)~ You’ve Now Crossed the Finish Line ~last_img read more

The Villages at South Hill: Charming Cottages are a Solid Investment

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice Homes The homes in the Rob Rice Community of Villages at South Hill in Puyallup are attracting buyers who want a home with uncompromising quality and long-term investment value.Unique to this community is its Legacy series or “cottage homes.” With low maintenance living and a reasonable price, these homes have become a popular choice for first-time homebuyers, military families, retired couples and professionals like nurses and teachers.These charming cottage homes include bungalow, craftsman and prairie style homes that are nested around a park-like green space creating community and convenience. The community lawns are fully maintained and the homes have welcoming and spacious front porches suitable for summer lounging.An Opportunity to Own your Own HomeWhether looking to retire in the much sought-after area of South Hill or seeking to exchange rent payments for mortgage payments, homebuyers find these quality-built cottage homes a solid investment for their hard-earned money.“They are perfect for people who have been renting a townhome or a condo,” says Heather Keating the sales manager at the new home community. “For the same monthly payment or even less they get into their own home and have a personal investment that builds equity up over time. There are also the tax advantages to homeownership that can save homeowners thousands of dollars every year.”Heather has had several military families decide to buy a Legacy home because of their low maintenance living.“Military families can move in for four years and then rent their home when they are transferred without having to worry about lawn upkeep,” says Heather. “The homeowners’ association takes care of it. If a homeowner is deployed, there are no concerns about lawn maintenance.”Heather has also seen many retired couples, often previous Rob Rice Homes buyers, who are drawn to the quality and convenience of the Villages.“One retired couple who lived here moved to Montana. When they returned to Washington they bought a rambler in a senior community but eventually sold it and moved back to the Villages at South Hill!”Upscale Features all in the Price of the HomeWhether buying a home from the Heritage series, the community’s larger homes on oversized lots or a cottage home from the Legacy series, homebuyers who pick their lot and purchase their home in a pre-sale have a choice of features that are considered upgrades by most builders.There are no extra costs for the choices in fashionable flooring and surfaces in the homes at the Villages—rich cabinetry finishes, handsome hardwood floors, shiny granite countertops, designer backsplash tile and stylish lighting—to make a home unique to a each buyer’s taste.There are more than 6 acres of open space to enjoy in this coveted community. It even has an off-leash community dog park and a fun picnic and play area. There are sidewalks for evening strolls that thread throughout the neighborhood.So much Convenience in One Lovely SpotMinutes from shopping, the highway, entertainment, city parks and cultural attractions, the location of the Villages at South Hill is ideal.It is a quick walk to Sunrise Elementary  and close to a brand new Group Health complex. The South Hill mall is only a mile and a half away and nearby downtown Puyallup offers its own adventure and ease in shopping.Close by is a YMCA, a nearby Lowes, and Pierce College. It is a short trip to Bradley Lake where there are acres of walking trails, a picnic area, ball fields and a beautiful lake.The Villages at South Hill is minutes from downtown Puyallup and the Sounder train. There is easy entrance onto Highway 512 and quick access to I-5. Even Seattle buyers are seeing the unparalleled value and moving to the convenience of a home in the Villages of South Hill.Find what you are Looking ForA new homebuyer, an employee of Microsoft in Redmond, explained why he and his wife are moving to this Rob Rice Community in Puyallup.“It is so convenient with easy access onto the highway and we can get twice the home here for our money.”His wife, who had done her homework asking friends and Realtors about the quality of Rob Rice Homes, is convinced of their new home investment.“We have been renting and looking for a home for a year and a half and made the decision to buy a home in the Villages,” she explained. “I was told that for quality and price you cannot beat a Rob Rice home. We are so glad he came to Puyallup. We have finally found what we have been looking for. Every small detail in the home is thought through. You can see it in the floor plans. It is not just building to make money. It is heart.”last_img read more

Read how Paralympic Committee of India has contributed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PCI/AFPAdvertisement b7gNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbshfrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ercp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8sWould you ever consider trying this?😱mwrCan your students do this? 🌚ksg0gRoller skating! Powered by Firework From aiding monetary help to assisting with medical equipment, the sporting fraternity of India have always provided a helping hand since the country has faced the challenge against the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has been a contributory member in the fight against the virus outbreak, and their latest aid is the donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for the medical professionals who are toiling in the front line.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PCI/AFPThe news was confirmed via the official Twitter handle of PCI on Saturday. The PPE kits were donated to the Govt of Delhi by PCI Secretary General Sh. Gursharan Singh, along with PCI Governing Board members Ashok Bedi and Satya Babu.Advertisement A total of 500 PPE kits, which were manufactured in Bengaluru were donated to the Delhi govt, as Gursharan Singh revealed in a statement.“The PCI donated 500 PPE kits to Delhi government. We gave the kits to AAP Rajya Sabha MP N D Gupta on Saturday,” Singh told PTI.The PCI Secretary Gen further added that 100 more kits are planned to be donated to the central government.“We are going to hand over 1000 PPE kits to the union sports secretary on Monday as our donation to the central government,” Singh added.Back in March, all PCI office employees and working staffs decided to donated their one-day salary to the PM CARES Fund. Avinash Rai Khanna, PCI’s chief patron also pledged a month of salary to the COVID-19 relief fund.“Let our unity in diversity for this fight against COVID-19 be a trendsetter to others,” PCI said in a statement last month.India has won a total 12 medals in the Paralympic games, four each in gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 22 competitors from India have secured berth at the 2020 Summer Paralympics, which was supposed to be held in Tokyo from 25th August to 6th September, a month after the Tokyo Olympics.However, along with the Olympics, the Paralympics for this year has also been postponed to 2021.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Indian athletes react as boxing legend Dingko Singh is ferried to Delhi by a SpiceJet aircraft for cancer treatmentKL Rahul asks Twitter if he should cut his hair – and the responses are hilarious! Advertisementlast_img read more