Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Brett Hardcastle for Tumwater AutomotiveYour vehicle uses several types of fluids to operate safely and efficiently.Two of the primary fluids are motor oil and coolant (antifreeze).That’s why these two critical fluids are monitored on your instrument panel.Motor oil cools your engine, seals your engine from dirt, lubricates to prevent wear, and keeps impurities like moisture in suspension. If you lose your oil pressure you may only have a few seconds to shut your engine down before major damage occurs. Motor oils have additives that burn off with use, especially at high temperatures. Failure to change your oil in many vehicles causes sludge. Not maintaining your oil within your owner’s manual recommended limits can get expensive, very expensive.Your engine coolant, also known as anti-freeze, comes in at a very close second place in importance to your oil. If your engine overheats, turn off the engine before damage occurs. Your engine coolant plays a critical part in removing heat from your engine. There is enough heat in your engine cylinders to actually melt the metal in your engine. The only reason your engine does not melt down or seize up is because your coolant is so great at removing that heat quickly from critical areas. It is the job of your radiator, water pump, hoses and thermostat to control and move this critical fluid properly so it can do its job the way the vehicle designers intended. Any flaw in this system can put you and your vehicle on the side of the road with steam coming out from under the hood.Failure to keep your coolant fresh and vital can be costly to your engine. Ask your shop the cost of a new or rebuilt engine and/or internal parts and you’ll find out about the saying,, “…ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.”So, if you see your engine temperature gauge go up higher than it usually does, see the engine heat light come on or see other signs like steam from under the hood of your vehicle get it looked at right away. Stop as soon as it is safe to do so and call for help or a tow truck.Warm summer temperature damage can show up later in the cold of winter. Check your vehicle now for safe fall and winter driving. That includes new belts and hoses.We are prepared to help you!1. We will alert you to needed maintenance and repairs.2. We will listen to you and your car, using our trained knowledge, searching for the little things that soon grow to be big problems.3. We have the equipment to service today’s sophisticated vehicles.4. We have the years of experience, training and access to the information to avoid the inconveniences along the road.Just give us a call and trust us to treat you and your vehicle as part of the Tumwater Automotive family – a legacy of caring for others. We pick you up and take you back to work or home five days a week. And, we’re nice people too!Feel free to call us for advice. Many of your co-workers already do!Check out our websites at: www.tumwaterautomotive.com and www.tumwaterautospa.com.Brett Hardcastle is the owner of Tumwater Automotive, located at 6020 Capitol Blvd. SE. Brett and his staff can be reached at (360) 943-9097, Mon-Fri – 7 am -5:30 pm, with free shuttle to and from home or work. Visit our Tumwater Auto Spa Car Wash next door to keep your vehicle looking good and running great – inside and out.
FREEHOLD — The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders formally returned to exclusively Republican rule at its annual reorganization meeting, held last Thursday at the Biotechnology High School, Kosloski Road.Freeholder John P. Curley will serve as director for 2012.The defeat of incumbent Democrat Amy Mallet in November returned the five-member freeholder board to an exclusively GOP body, with former Spring Lake resident Gary Rich taking the seat formerly held by Mallet.Re-elected incumbent Republican Lillian Burry is beginning her third three-year term on the freeholder board. Rounding out the all Republican lineup is Rosemarie Peters, who was sworn in for her second five-year term as county surrogate.As Freeholder Director, Curley will preside over freeholder meetings and act as the board’s spokesman and representative during the year.Curley failed in his first try for a freeholder seat in 2008, but was elected to the board the following year after serving for about five years on the Red Bank Borough Council.He was first elected to the Red Bank Council as a Democrat. Shortly after changing his party affiliation to Republican, Curley established a reputation as a populist firebrand, regularly locking horns with other elected officials.Curley continued to battle his political opponents during his tenure as a freeholder, at times butting heads with fellow Republicans.Curley, a Middletown resident, who said his relationship with a family owned auto dealership allows him to function as a fulltime freeholder, told the capacity crowd that, “I will not entertain any new tax increases,” and pledged that he would “not remain silent in accepting the status quo.”Last year, Curley was as strong critic of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees’ handling of alleged financial improprieties by then college President Peter Burnham, which led to the ouster of some high level administrators, including the president.A member of the county college’s board of school estimate (which oversees the college’s actions) Curley pledged, “It is my commitment to clean house at Brookdale once and for all,” vowing to replace all of the board of trustees members who were there during the upheaval and controversy of the last year.In addition, Curley said, he plans on looking for ways to privatize some county services (including the operations of two of the county’s golf courses), hold the line on hiring and equipment purchases, sell off some assets (like the county owned and operated senior nursing facilities) all to provide some relief to taxpayers.Freeholder Thomas Arnone, who was elected in 2010, was named as deputy director for 2012. Members of the board also offered its best wishes to Freeholder Robert Clifton, last year’s director who is moving on to the State Assembly in the newly redrawn 12th District, where he won a seat last November.Mallet, Fair Haven, who was leaving the board after one three-year term, said she was not sure what she will pursue next.“There are quite a few opportunities available to me,” she explained. “But I want to go where I can make the most difference.”The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored outgoing member Robert Clifton at the county’s reorganization meeting in Freehold last Thursday, Jan. 5. Clifton was leaving the board to join the state Assembly in Trenton. (L to R) Incoming Freeholder Gary Rich, Freeholder Director John P. Curley, outgoing Freeholder Rob Clifton, Freeholder Lillian Burry and Freeholder Tom Arnone.
By Laura D.C. KolnoskiCOLTS NECK — Kathleen Capristo of Spring Lake Heights will make history on Sept. 28 when she assumes her new position as the township’s first female administrator.Capristo, former municipal clerk in Spring Lake, will also be the township’s first new administrator in 25 years following the lengthy tenure of Robert Bowden, who retired in May.Bowden was in attendance at Capristo’s Sept. 9 unanimous formal appointment during a Colts Neck Township Committee meeting, along with Capristo’s former bosses Spring Lake Borough Administrator W. Bryan Dempsey, and Fair Haven Borough Administrator Theresa Casagrande.Capristo’s two-year employment agreement with the township stipulates she will receive an annual pro-rated salary of $95,000 for 2015 and $109,250 for 2016, according to Beth Kara, Colts Neck’s deputy clerk who was elevated to municipal clerk the same evening. Capristo will also serve as the township’s deputy municipal clerk, recycling coordinator and clean communities coordinator.“We saw 51 people and had many more resumes than that,” said Mayor James Schatzle. “All five of us on the township committee and (acting administrator) Thomas Antus feel her skills will make her a perfect fit for the township. We are confident in our choice of Ms. Capristo.”A nationwide search commenced when Bowden announced his pending retirement earlier this year. Ben Stentz, recreation director for Princeton Borough, was chosen to succeed Bowden, but decided to remain in his current position and the search had to begin again. Antus, formerly administrator in Freehold Township, was tapped to serve as Colts Neck’s administrator in the interim.In addition to Spring Lake Heights, Capristo also served as municipal clerk in Jamesburg. Prior to entering the public sector, she had a 2-year career in corporate human resources. Her experience includes senior level management, compensation and benefits administration, employee relations, strategic planning, budgeting, and contract negotiation experience, Kara said. Of her one-time assistant, Casagrande said, “Kathleen is one of the most effective and efficient people I have ever worked with.” Casagrande, currently borough administrator in Fair Haven, formerly held that position in Spring Lake Heights.“My experience during the assessment and selection process solidified that the committee persons are committed to Colts Neck and its ongoing improvement and that’s important to me,” Capristo told the Two River Times.
He snatched 150 pounds on his second attempt and failed to complete his third attempt at a heavier weight because nerves got to him.Bhabra then clean-and-jerked 183 pounds successfully and got called for a technical error on his third attempt at 191 pounds.”(Bhabra’s) strength is there to be lifting heavier weights . . . it’s a matter of perfecting his technique and increasing his flexibility,” Abbey explained.Abbey said Bhabra plays hockey for the local Midget rep team so it has been a constant work in progress to increase his flexibility – a very important aspect of Olympic weightlifting.“People don’t realize it but it is the second most flexibility demanding Olympic sport at the second only to gymnastics,” Abbey said.“Hockey tightens hip flexor, groin and calf muscles making a deep squat position challenging and unnatural for most hockey players,” Abbey adds.“Amit is beginning to realize his potential in the sport of weightlifting something I have been trying to communicate to him for over a year so I am slowly seeing him switch his focus from hockey to weightlifting.“He has natural gifts to excel in weightlifting so success may come easier to him in this sport.”Bhabra comes by the sport naturally as his father Hardial Bhabra is a former Canadian Champion.During the next month Abbey said Bhabra is going to be pushing to increase his total in the two lifts by 20-25 pounds. Amit Bhabra is used to being in the middle of body checks and bluelines as the Nelson Minor Hockey product holds down a roster spot on the Castlegar/Nelson Midget Rep squad.However, this past weekend in Vancouver, Bhabra flipped the switch from hockey to weightlifting to earn a spot at the Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships in January in in Regina.The accomplishment came at the BC Junior Weightlifting Championships in Vancouver.“Amit has been training for a little over four years,” said coach Cody Abbey of Maverick Fitness in Nelson.“He has been my most loyal student-athletes in that time. I can’t say enough about his exceptional character as a young man.”Abbey said the 17-year-old Bhabra competed in the 62 kg (136 pound) category.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), Dr Richard Van West Charles, has been granted a licence to import/wholesale and store fuel.GWI’s CEO, Dr Richard Van West CharlesThe bond Lot 16 Sublot ‘A’ Mudlot Kingston GeorgetownThe prominent supporter of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration, son-in-law of the late Forbes Burnham, and former Health Minister was handed the fuel licence by the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) in November last year and is valid until 2025.The licence has been issued in the name of Atlantic Fuel Inc.Checks with the Deed Registry Department on Tuesday revealed that Atlantic Fuel Inc was registered as a company in February 2015 and was issued with its Fuel Import licence in November 2015.Directors of the Company are Dr Richard Alexander Van West Charles, Lear Solomon Goring, Andron Alphonso and Ronaldo Alphonso.The Company Secretary is listed as Andron Alphonso and its address listed as Lot 16 Sublot ‘A’ Mudlot, Kingston, Georgetown.Checks at the listed Kingston address however, revealed that there is no storage bond for fuel at that location, neither any signage for Atlantic Fuels Inc.In fact, the Kingston address houses, in addition to an office for Atlantic Fuel Inc, another company Adamantium Mining.A missive posted outside of the Adamantium Mining’s operation has listed a notice purportedly from management.That notice identifies Ronaldo Alphonso — one of Atlantic Fuel Inc’s Directors — as Adamantium Mining’s management.When Guyana Times visited the location on Tuesday, employees were cagey with their answers, save to say that “the boss is busy at a board meeting.”This publication was told that he would be unable to attend to the media at the time.Asked about Atlantic Fuel Inc’s storage facility for its imported fuel, one of the employees suggested that fuel was not in fact stored at the Kingston location, since most of the fuel imported is used for the company’s mining operation in addition to its fleet of vehicles.According to a copy of the licence seen by Guyana Times, the document is valid for 10 years and was inked on November 5, 2015 by GEA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mahender Sharma.The Licence #: IL/0055 of 2015 grants to Atlantic Fuels Inc, permission for the importing/wholesaling of diesel in Guyana during the period November 5, 2015, to November 4, 2025 – a total of 10 years.Permission was also granted to Atlantic Fuels Inc subject to the conditions of its licence, for the storage of diesel for the purpose of import/wholesale at 16 Sublot ‘A’ Mudlot, Kingston, Georgetown.In June this year, Government scrapped a similar licence that was granted to China Zhonghao Inc under the previous Administration. That licence was dated to expire in January 2025 but was cancelled after Government alleged that an audit showed that the company only had a conditional licence.
Trace Adkins will reach a special milestone with the USO this spring – his tenth entertainment tour in thirteen years.To celebrate, the country music star will take part in a ten-day, three-country trip to the Middle East and Europe (For security reasons, country names and tour dates cannot be released at this time).Adkins is scheduled to perform approximately five acoustic shows and four full band performances at nine bases in three countries over the span of just ten days. In celebration of the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th anniversary and its May partnership with the USO and MusiCorps as part of Cause for Applause – a nine month celebration highlighting countless important causes and charities – Adkins will also bring a treasured Grand Ole Opry tradition with him on his USO tour.Adkins is far from a stranger in supporting troops and military families. He first volunteered with the USO in 2002 and became one of the first entertainers to travel to the Middle East. Over the past 13 years, Adkins has participated in nine USO tours and traveled to seven countries – visiting, entertaining and creating #USOMoments for more than 43,218 troops and military families. Among the countries he has visited with the USO are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait and the U.S.Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques – selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. When he is not in the studio working on his new album, the 6’6″ megastar can be seen shooting an episode of NBC’s “Night touring the globe or Shift,” or on location for his new film “Road Runner.” ”I can’t believe I’m about to go out on my tenth USO tour,” said Trace. “It feels like just yesterday when I first went out. No matter how many times I go out, or which countries and bases I visit, it never gets old. As long as they are out there serving our nation and sacrificing their lives… I’ll continue to tour with the USO.”The USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign invites Americans to join Trace Adkins in honoring, saluting and creating moments that matter for our nation’s troops and their families. The campaign, much like this tour, centers around the countless every day moments – from family dinners and date nights to children’s births and bedtime stories – that our troops and their families selflessly sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country. To learn more visit USOmoments.org.