April 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAt Sydney’s famed Bondi Beach, hundreds of swimmers and surfers braved cool autumn weather to return to the water.Police had closed the beach five weeks ago because of thousands of people congregating there in defiance of social distancing regulations to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The beach was reopened for exercise only. Visitors were being counted to ensure social distancing and they couldn’t linger on the sand. A virus testing tent is nearby since the local municipality has a high rate of infections, particularly among backpackers who often live in crowded conditions. In Christchurch, New Zealand, surfers greeted a spectacular sunrise as they returned to the waves. New Zealand has eased its monthlong lockdown, allowing some activities if social distancing is maintained.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press AP PHOTOS: Surfers catch waves again in New Zealand, Bondi
“Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!”July 31 – Aug. 4, 2013 Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Thurston County FairSeveral open class contest entries are due Monday and Tuesday at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Be sure to get your open class home arts, preserves and beverage entries in for your chance to win.Open Class Home Arts: Monday, July 22 from 3–7 p.m.Let your spectacular sewing, needle art and fiber art do the talking in dozens of home arts contests. Quilt blocks for the 2013 Quilt Block Contest are also due today. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Preserved Foods: 3-7 p.m. on Monday July 22Enter your canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, jams and jellies, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods, plus many more preserved foods. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories. Open Class Preserved Foods are also accepted Monday, July 29.Open Class Beverages: 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23Ales, beers, ciders and wines are all welcome in the beverage contests. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.All of the information and details you need to compete in open class home arts contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests are included in the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year’s calendar of events from July 31 through August 4. Download the complete 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide at www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/exhibitor_guide.htm.For more information on the 2013 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide, contest entry forms or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.