Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Have you ever thought of making your own soap? Well, you are in luck with help from the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Jamestown.The group is holding an old-fashioned soap making demonstration on Saturday, March 28 at SUNY JCC’s Sheldon Center.In the class, participants will also learn the history and science behind soapmaking.They will additionally learn about the needed equipment, supplies, and how various fats and oils affect the finished product. Part of the $10 registration fee covers material costs. For more, and to register, visit chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/leaf2020.The demonstration is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
On Father’s Day weekend take the time to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Friends of the Smokies and ride in the 3rd annual Gran Fondo Asheville cycling event on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Friends of the Smokies welcomes cyclist of varying levels to experience the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina by riding the 30, 60 or 100-mile scenic courses. There are timed sections along the routes for folks who would like to compete, but our motto is ‘pedal hard and party harder’ and that is exactly what we want the cyclist to do—enjoy themselves while celebrating 100 years of America’s best idea. The ride begins downtown on North Spruce Street and quickly transitions to winding roads in pastoral countryside near Marshall, North Carolina and then along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beginners and avid cyclists alike will find a course to meet their individual goals, whether that’s competing to win or taking it easy and soaking in the views. After riders have completed their chosen course they will cruise into downtown Asheville and be greeted by Friends of the Smokies volunteers, family, and friends at the Twisted Laurel restaurant. Riders will be provided with complimentary beer and food and a great place to hang out as they wait for their comrades to cross the finish line. The finish area will be full of booths ranging from massage therapists, yoga instructors, National Park Service rangers and volunteers and much more. Gran Fondo Asheville benefits Friends of the Smokies to raise money for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since its founding in 1993, Friends of the Smokies has raised more than $50 million to fund critical projects and programs in America’s most-visited national park. This event features stocked aid stations along the routes where volunteer’s hand out food and water, bike mechanic stations for riders who might be in need, and a raffle and fun prizes for overall and age group winnersThe Gran Fondo Asheville has a 500 rider limit to ensure safe riding conditions along the routes. Register today to guarantee a spot at GranFondoAVL.com. This event is made possible by Friends of the Smokies presenting sponsors Duke Energy and BorgWarner as well as Twisted Laurel, Webb Investments, Best Buy, Asheville Dental Care, ESPN Asheville and 98.1 the River, Roberts and Stevens, Beverly-Hanks, Fletcher Warehousing, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Insurance Services of Asheville, Equilibar, Publix, and Smoky Mountain Living.
Halle Majorana’s first shot of the game was saved by Loyola goalie Molly Wolf and her second was blocked by a defender.Syracuse head coach Gary Gait called her over to the sideline and told her not to shoot from more than 5 yards away.Majorana’s adjustment led to three goals, two of them coming in the game’s final 10 minutes, giving the Orange the breathing room it needed.“She decided she was going to get in close to the goal and bury her shots,” Gait said. “And the last two, she did.”Majorana’s two late goals pushed No. 4-seed Syracuse (16-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) past Loyola (17-5, 8-0 Patriot),10-7, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. The Orange advance to its fourth straight final four and will take on the winner of No. 8 seed Northwestern and No. 1 seed Maryland on Friday in Chester, Pennsylvania.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s leading goal scorer, Kayla Treanor was held to no goals and no assists for the third time this season. In those two prior games, Syracuse lost.But on Saturday, it was Majorana who helped carry the Orange.“I don’t think there’s a lot of pressure,” Majorana said of when Treanor is shut down. “I think we just need to step up.”Early on, Majorana’s contributions were made by feeding teammates as she had two assists before her first goal. Just six minutes into the game, she stutter-stepped at the goal-line and drew a double team from Loyola’s other crease defender, who left SU attack Kailah Kempney open on the doorstep. Majorana fed Kempney to give Syracuse a 2-1 lead.But just minutes later, Loyola’s slide came from the top down. Instead of feeding teammates, Majorana went to the goal on her own.“I’ve known her since high school and she’s always had a little battle with me shooting,” Greyhound goalie Molly Wolf said. “She’s a great player, she knows where to place it. Just props to her for finishing those good shots.”With 9:30 left to play, Majorana ran toward the net and got sandwiched between Wolf and Katrina Geiger. She drew a free position and said she knew she’d score as she set up on the 8-meter arc.Majorana sprinted to the crease and finished a bounce shot while again being toppled over by Geiger. When she got up, she walked to SU’s huddle and barely showed any emotion even though she just scored what proved to be the game-winning goal.Five minutes later, Majorana caught a pass from Devon Collins and approached the side of the net. She faked a shot to get Wolf to move out of position and then put the dagger into Loyola.Once again, Majorana scored from inside, but this time, she celebrated by putting both hands up in the air and running to greet teammates.The game was out of reach because of Majorana’s goals from just outside the crease.“I was very happy she made an adjustment,” Gait said. “(Majorana) stepped up and scored a couple big — really big — goals for us.” Comments Published on May 16, 2015 at 6:07 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+