Estate Jewelry At Kluh Jewelers

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by L. Jeanette Strole Parks for Kluh JewelersIf you have ever come into ownership of a quirky old brooch, necklace, or ring that once belonged to your Great Aunt Ruth, and you’re not quite sure if you actually care enough about it to keep it, you might consider swinging by to meet Matt Kluh at Kluh Jewelers at South Sound Center.They have a special fondness for buying and selling vintage and estate jewelry, which are proudly featured, in addition to their normal stock of pieces. In fact, if you walk into the store, you’ll see two prominent display cases–  large glass fronted cabinets with rich wood that is arranged with a variety of unique pieces.Such pieces might include absolutely stunning items like a pair of platinum diamond opera glasses that once passed through their store. As of the writing of this article, another remarkable piece in the case was a graduated strand of marble-sized opal beads. “They are beautiful and full of fire. They remind me of looking at earth from space.”Matt goes on to explain, “Estate Jewelry is jewelry that has been previously loved by another person. Some items are true vintage antique styles and some are almost new.” Occasionally these pieces are acquired from ordinary folks who just are thinning out their jewelry cabinets of inherited items or pieces they are tired of wearing. And sometimes, they are bought off from estate-sale businesses that are unloading inventory. The history of the Kluh family dealing with estate jewelry dates back to the old indoor mall at South Sound Center when they owned an entire store of estate jewelry called Estates Ltd. “Providing our customers with great deal on estate jewelry has been part of our business forever.” In order to create such fantastic deals, “each piece of jewelry is appraised at today’s market value. We then sell it for half, or less than than what it would cost to buy new.”What separates their jewelry from other pawn-shop items is that they are all scrutinized by the in-house goldsmith prior to going into the showcase. “Most pawned items are not very expensive. We carry items from very affordable to very rare. But since our goldsmith inspects and repairs if needed all of our estate jewelry, you can be assured of the item is in great condition and ready to wear.”Having such an unpredictable rotation of estate pieces means that you never know what you might find. Kluh has regular customers that come in to see what new items are available from week to week. With the random assortment, it really is a first-come, first-serve, especially with custom-made estate pieces that could never be found elsewhere. “[The estate jewelry is for] people who like a good deal! Most of our estate jewelry sells for half of what it would cost to buy new. The jewelry sells fast.”If you are in the market to unload some estate-style jewelry, Kluh has some tips and suggestions for you. “Doing the leg work yourself and selling independently will usually bring the most money. However, Kluhs makes it quick and easy and offers a fair price. I have a list of customers always looking for that large diamond or unique piece of jewelry. We pay the most money for quality estate jewelry. We get a lot of referrals.” So if you are still hoping to sell stuff without the tedium of figuring out what something is worth, and then having to go through the trouble of listing it on an auction site or classified ad, photographing it, waiting for a buyer and then meeting them or packaging it up and shipping it, it is well advisable to take a trip to Kluh’s. As Matt says, he will look at everything, that is some form of jewelry.“My best advice is to bring everything in to my store for me to inspect. I do not charge to sort all of the jewelry for you. I once found a $700 item that was mixed in with some costume jewelry that was on its way to the Goodwill.”So maybe while you’re spring cleaning, or organizing that box of trinkets from grandma, or you are looking for a great deal on a piece of jewelry, come see Matt Kluh at Kluh Jewelers in Lacey.Don’t forget to check out the official Kluh Jewelers website at: or their Facebook page for regular updates: read more

Westport Winery Adds “Hope” to Mercy Ships

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryKim Roberts and Jeff Kramer the Vice President of Resource Development from Mercy Ships.Blain and Kim Roberts were honored on Monday, June 23 by a visit at Westport Winery with Jeff Kramer the vice president of resource development from Mercy Ships who flew in from Dallas to meet them. As a surprise Westport Winery announced that Mercy Ships will benefit from a new cranberry wine called Hope which joins their three ciders Mercy, Grace and Courage that benefit the Mercy Ships efforts in bringing medical care West Africa.The Roberts were first introduced to Mercy Ships in a television program by Dana Perino, former President George Bush’s press secretary. That inspiration prompted them to create the three hard apple ciders in early 2014. Hope is now available for tasting exclusively at Westport Winery. Like the ciders, Hope, features original label art by Kim Roberts.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Tour in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Tumwater’s 4th of July: Parade, Festival, Road Closures, Services, and Fireworks

first_imgFacebook42Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of TumwaterCelebrate this 4th of July in Tumwater! Events for Independence Day are listed below.Independence Day Parade – Monday, July 4, 11:00 a.m.The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Dave Vernon, representing the theme, “Make a Difference!” The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. The parade is closed to new entries.Parade Road Closures and Restricted Vehicle AccessTraffic on Linderson Way and West Lee Street will be restricted to emergency access only, beginning at approx. 8:30 a.m. on July 4. If you need access to these streets after 8:30 a.m. and prior to 12:30 p.m., please make advance arrangements for your vehicle in the event that you need to travel.From approx. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., vehicular access to and from property along the parade route will be restricted due to street closures. The parade route begins at the corner of Capitol Boulevard SE and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road, then turns west (right) onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending at the intersection of Linderson Way. A parade route map is available online at Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks ShowHeld at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. Festival gates open at 6:00 p.m. Event features music, food vendors, games, and much more.Thunder Valley Fireworks Show begins at 10:15 p.m. and is accompanied by music on site. Festival entry is free; event parking is $10 per car. No alcohol, pets, personal fireworks, or BBQs allowed.Fireworks SafetyAlthough personal fireworks are allowed within the City limits, consider alternatives to personal fireworks this year to celebrate Independence Day-the City hosts a full day of festivities, including a professional fireworks show. If you do use personal fireworks, please remember:Ignition or discharge of safe and sane fireworks is allowed within the City of Tumwater on July 3 and 4, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. only.Patrol officers will enforce these regulations. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.You can find more fireworks information online at Note: Pioneer Park will be closed all day on Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks are prohibited in all City parks. City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 in honor of the holiday.For more information about activities, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation at (360) 754-4160. More details available online at read more

Watch: Celtic right back Moritz Bauer makes his throw in look like a goal…

first_imgAdvertisement 6teNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxpdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emumx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cagh3Would you ever consider trying this?😱ab0nCan your students do this? 🌚ekc6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Celtic new-boy Moritz Bauer might have had a normal debut for the Bhoys this Sunday, but fans can’t get enough of him already, particularly in one aspect. The Austrian full-back came to the pitch on the 66 minutes mark and immediately made an impression with a trademark monster throw-in. The 27-year-old, launched a throw in from his own half over the Rangers defence and immediately won his side a corner. And that contribution didn’t go unnoticed as his antic was quickly uploaded on social media.Advertisement Watch his ridiculous throw-in here:Advertisement The loanee from Stoke was thrown directly into the spotlight after he was substituted in place of the injured Nir Bitton in the second half of the Old-firm derby. He was give the task to keep the right-side secure  by his manager Neil Lennon and he did his job well as Rangers couldn’t fire down that flank in the closing stages. However, he still has to work very hard to make it into Neil Lennon’s starting XI as his competitor for the spot, Israeli Hatem Abd Elhamed has been terrific in pre-season and has already become quite a hero among the supporters.Bauer however, appears to have coped with team admirably and added to one of the moments of the afternoon at Ibrox. Soon after, he suffered a harsh challenge from Rangers Jordan Jones, but was up within seconds, while Jones was given the marching order. The Celtic fans can surely be hopeful that the steely Austrian will live up to their expectations. His throws are a welcome bonus though.[Video by TW/@Moravcik67_] Advertisementlast_img read more

Woman accuses Naby Keita of sexual assault and is met with saddening response from…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@popcornpontso)/This Is AnfieldAdvertisement oft8mwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs711xdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E95ialrn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 801Would you ever consider trying this?😱nl9Can your students do this? 🌚4d2Roller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool FC midfielder Naby Keita has found himself in a latest disarray on social media. The Guinean international footballer has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman on Twitter. The lady has made several posts narrating the incident, but unfortunately, most of the responses isn’t in her favour.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@popcornpontso)/This Is AnfieldPontso Dlamini, who is from Manchester, United Kingdom, runs a website called Popcorn’s Kitchen, delivering cooking essentials to the local public under the COVID-19 lock down. On 23rd June, Ponsto made several posts on Twitter, narrating an incident from the month of January, when she was sexually assaulted by Keita. Along with describing the complete incident, she also claimed to have gathered all the evidences, which include messages and recordings. She also added that reports were made to Greater Manchester Police and Merseyside Police.Advertisement In a follow up tweet, Dlamini claimed that the incident took plae after she was invited to Keita’s party by a female friend. She also added that Keita didn’t book a cab for her after everyone had left, and ‘started touching’ Dlamini, and even offered her cash after she resisted.Dlamini added more information about her text messages with her mother, phone calls with someone named Bayo who claimed to be Keita’s agent, and also the evidence she submitted to the police.Dlamini’s post soon gathered attention, and already has over 3.7k retweets. Unfortunately, the responses she have been getting for the most part is in a bad taste. Most netizens didn’t believe Dlamini’s claims. some stated that she is just seeking attention and the whole narrative doesn’t add up, expressed doubt on Keita ever doing such behaviour, and even accused her of lying.However, there were a number of people who defended Dlamini’s claims, and asked for a proper investigation into the matter. There haven’t been any response from Keita or Liverpool as of now.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Flight of shame: ‘White lives matter’ banner flown over Man City vs Burnley gameSreesanth working with Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan’s coach for comeback preparations Advertisementlast_img read more

St. Mary’s to Present Family Lenten Mission

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The Parish of St. Mary will offer a family Lenten mission called “Hope and Transformation for Families.”The mission will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Mary, Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, and continue at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, through Wednesday, March 20.The Rev. William Gaffney, a Redemptorist priest, will lead the mission, assisted by Gloria Anson, a lay Redemp­torist missionary. Both are members of the Sacred Heart Apostolate, whose goal is to renew and revitalize families through the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They have conducted family missions in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean since 1996 and were part of the Global Sacred Heart Congress in France in 2011.Gaffney will preach at each of the Masses that weekend as a prelude to beginning the mission. The topics of the mission are different each evening, and all will include prayer, song, scripture, preaching by Gaffney and presentations by Anson.There will also be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction on Sunday and Tuesday evenings, Veneration of the Cross and the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday night and consecration to Our Lady on Wednesday evening. All those attending will have the opportunity to participate in the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart. Children and youth will have an active role each night of the mission.For those unable to attend the evening mission on Monday through Wednesday, Gaffney will say weekday Mass followed by a teaching by Anson.Refreshments and fellowship will conclude each evening. Books, tapes and icons will be available for purchase each evening as well.The mission is open to all who want to experience the transforming love of Jesus Christ, including young and old, parents and their children, teens and adults.Registration is not necessary. For further information, please call the St. Mary Parish Office at 732-671-0071.last_img read more

Dam Inn Mates keep on winning after outlasting Steamshovel, Our Glass blasts Trail

first_imgThe Dam Inn Mates remain the only undefeated team in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League.Sparked by Jon Parker’s 80-yard interception for a touchdown, the Mates outlasted Rossland’s Steamshovel Brewers 24-21 in league action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.The win improves the Mates record to 3-0 and a four-point lead over the rest of the league.In the other game Our Glass Ogs pounded expansion Trail Thundercats 59-6.Dam Inn led 12-7 at the half.Other majors were tossed by Dam Inn quarterback Kelly Voykin to Dylan Appleby and Nate Fedorchuk.Fedorchuk also intercepted a pair of passes from Steamshovel quarterback Steven Doyle.When Doyle was firing on all cylinders he connected with Shon Doyle for a pair of touchdowns.Brewer receiver Jon Francis hauled in the other TD pass from Doyle.In the late game Our Glass snapped a 6-6 tie with 53 consecutive points en route to the pasting of the expansion Thundercats.Trail arrived at the contest with one player over the limit while Our Glass had enough players to field two teams.After Trail tied the contest early in the game, everything went south for the Cats as Our Glass coasted to the victory with quarterback Pat Sturtevant tossing a host of TD passes to Matthew Fuhr (3), Dan Farden, two majors and two extra points and Josh Myers, Mike Balance, Al Krause and Kyle Bouttett.Gord Clark intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown and caught a TD reception from Sturtevant.Burnadino Carpio had three interceptions to lead the defensive stand by Our Glass.After three weeks of play Dam Inn leads the league with a 3-0 record.Trail and Our Glass are tied for second with a 1-1 record followed in fourth by Steamshovel at 1-2.Defending champion Castlegar Vikings occupy the basement at 2-0.The league resumes play Sunday at Mount Sentinel Field.In the early 11 a.m. game Trail meets Castlegar before Steamshovel Brewers play Our Glass at 1 p.m.Dam Inn Mates are idle.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Saints pull off road sweep to jump atop BCIHL standings

first_img“We really got solid performances from our entire line-up this weekend,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We have a lot of respect for Trinity Western’s compete level, and I think in both games we were able to finish strong because we knew we were facing a team that wasn’t going to quit.”In the weekend opener on Friday night, Selkirk burst out to a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes and never looked back. Mason Spear opened the scoring for the visitors off a net-front scramble early in the frame and Darnell Dyck, Cody Fidgett and Connor McLaughlin added tallies of their own before intermission. J.P. Villeneuve put the Spartans on the board in the second period, but Fidgett and Markus McCrea — with his first Saints goal — capped off the scoring in the third period. James Prigione picked up the win in goal with a 19-save performance, while Harry Fredeman allowed six goals on 42 shots in the loss. On Saturday, the teams fought through a much closer first period, with Saints goals from Logan Proulx and Markus McCrea being countered by a power-play effort from TWU’s Jamey Kreller. But Selkirk blew things open in the middle frame, as Ryan Procyshyn scored the first regular season goal by a Saints defenceman before Jackson Garrett and Thomas Hardy added on to increase the lead to four. Connor McLaughlin then converted on a third period penalty shot before Cody Fidgett and Jared Seutter put the score beyond reach. Chris Hurry made 25 saves in goal for the win, while Fredeman took his third loss is as many starts against Selkirk this season after allowing eight goals. Selkirk captain Logan Proulx extended his season-long points streak to nine games on Saturday with a goal and an assist while McLaughlin and Fidgett are now tied for the BCIHL goals lead with 11 each. “Offensively, we’ve got a bunch of guys who are having success right now and that seems to be contagious,” Dubois explained.”Thomas Hardy got his first goal of the season on Saturday and had a four-point game, which was great to see. Markus McCrea had been really snakebite around the net all season and he scored in both games. So on that side of the puck we’re where we want to be, and we’ll spend some time working on the defensive side of things as we prepare for a big game against SFU next weekend.” The Saints now sit atop the BCIHL standings with 14 points, but have played three more games than an SFU squad that will be their next opponent at home on Saturday night.Puck drop against the 2013 league runners-up is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday (November 16). The Selkirk Saints sent a strong message to the rest of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League by blasting Trinity Western University by 6-1 and 8-2 scores on Friday and Saturday, respectively.The two wins erased a disappointing road swing a few weeks again when Selkirk lost in Kamloops and Burnab.last_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week — Friends of Pulpit Rock Fun Run Team

first_imgTravis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the funds raised during the day.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the organizers and racers with Team of the Week honours.The group includes, John Boulanger, Keiran Marchand, Kim Poole, Nelson Rocha, Darren Yanke, Jaclyn Dexter, Travis Hauck, Chris Kolmel, Dave St.Denis, Mike Scands, Pania Shames, Richard Marchand and a few others.A shout out to sponsors Vince DeVito’s Specialty Footwear and Gerick Cycle and Ski. Friends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain.last_img


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2015)–Late running Finnegans Wake heads a field of nine older horses as he seeks his fourth consecutive graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes, to be run at the marathon distance of 1 ½ miles on turf.With Victor Espinoza aboard, the 6-year-old horse by Powerscourt has rallied for victories in three straight Grade II turf stakes; the 1 ½ miles Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar on Nov. 27, the 1 1/8 miles San Gabriel on Jan. 3 and the 1 ¼ miles San Marcos on Feb. 7.Originally based in the Midwest, Finnegans Wake was transferred to trainer Peter Miller late last summer and was a close second from off the pace in the Grade II, 1 ¼ miles turf John Henry Turf Classic at Santa Anita on Sept. 28, which was his Southern California debut.A close 10th, beaten just 5 ¼ lengths by eventual Eclipse Award winning Older Male and Older Turf Male, Main Sequence in the Grade I, 1 ½ miles Breeders’ Cup Turf Nov. 1, Finnegans Wake has three wins from five starts for Miller and is 27-6-3-3 overall. Owned by Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch, he has one win from three tries at 1 ½ miles on grass and has earnings of $1,065,375.Finnegans Wake’s biggest opposition could come from trainer Neil Drysdale’s Power Foot, who ran a troubled fourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths by “Finnegan” last out in the San Marcos Feb. 7. Although third early, Power Foot was well back of lone pacesetter Diamond Bachelor into the far turn and appeared to have a big shot at running second or third, if not for lugging in badly and clipping heels under Kieran Fallon in deep stretch.A 6-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Powerscourt, Power Foot will be ridden for the first time on Saturday by Flavien Prat and would benefit from a realistic early pace. Owned by Stepaside Farms, LLC, Power Foot is one for two at the San Luis Rey distance and is 20-4-0-4 overall with earnings of $244,564.Hard hitting Play Hard to Get comes off a head victory in a second condition allowance going 1 ¼ miles on turf Feb. 27 and is one of several deep closers in the San Luis Rey field. Trained by Eric Kruljac, the 4-year-old chestnut gelding by Purim was ridden to victory last out by the recently injured Corey Nakantani, and will be ridden Saturday by Kent Desormeaux, who guided him to a first condition allowance score four starts back on Nov. 15 at Del Mar. Owned by Kings River Ranch, Play Hard to Get has three wins from nine starts and has earnings of $132,750. He’ll try 1 ½ miles for the first time Saturday.A Grade III winner at age three, 7-year-old Joes Blazing Aaron could pose an elusive target on the front end with Joe Talamo up. Claimed for $62,500 out of a close third place run going 1 ¼ miles on turf Feb. 27 by trainer Bob Hess, Jr., “Joe” will make his 38th career start in the San Luis Rey. Winless in two lifetime tries at 1 ½ miles on turf, the Graeme Hall gelding is 37-7-3-4 overall and has earnings of $393,491. He’s currently owned by Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., and Summertime Racing.Trainer Peter Eurton’s California-bred Ashleyluvssuger comes off a second condition allowance win in open company at 1 1/8 miles on turf Feb. 5 and is an up-and-comer who has proven effective stalking or rallying from well off the pace. Owned by his breeders, Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, the 4-year-old Game Plan gelding will try graded stakes company for the first time on Saturday. A winner of three out of his last five starts with Mike Smith aboard, he’ll be ridden for the first time by Gary Stevens, as Smith will be riding on Saturday at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky.With an overall mark of 9-4-0-2, Ashleyluvssugar is one for three on grass and will try 1 ½ miles for the first time. He has earnings of $215,504.Beaten 22 ¾ lengths in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, Diamond Bachelor gets back to his preferred surface on Saturday and will be reunited with Martin Pedroza, who put him on the lead and guided him to a close second place finish behind Finnegans Wake three starts back in the San Marcos Stakes. Trained by Patrick Biancone and owned by Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC, Mrs. Susan Magnier and Robert Trussel, Diamond Bachelor is 18-2-3-0 with earnings of $189,520.Trainer John Sadler’s English-bred Raise Your Gaze comes off an even sixth place finish in a one mile turf allowance and will make his second stateside start Saturday. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, the 4-year-old gelding won a pair of minor stakes going 1 ¼ miles on turf last summer in England and will try 1 ½ miles for the second time.The complete field for the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine race card Saturday, with jockey and weights in post position order: Raise Your Gaze, Tyler Baze, 118; Play Hard to Get, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Diamond Bachelor, Martin Pedroza, 118; Power Foot, Flavien Prat, 118; Buymeabond, Iggy Puglisi, 118; Joes Blazing Aaron, Joe Talamo, 118; Fly Lexis Fly, Edwin Maldonado, 118; Finnegans Wake, Victor Espinoza, 123, and Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. MILLER, ESPINOZA TEAM VERSUS EIGHT TURF VETERANSlast_img read more