This is the eighth year Seldovia will be host for a fabulous display of art in motion, the annual Chainsaw Carving Competition. In past years, it has taken place during Memorial Day weekend. This year it happens today through Sunday, Labor Day weekend, when six carving teams from Palmer, Sterling, Kenai, Anchorage, Anchor Point and Chetwynd, Canada, arrive in Seldovia to begin three days of carving.
master carvers for 2013 are Ben Firth, Jimmy Kitchens, Derrick Stanton,
Randy Gauthier, Rob Younkins and Scott Hanson. The carvers will draw for
the logs today. From 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m.-1:30
p.m. Sunday, the chainsaws will come alive,High quality bestcleaning printing for business cards. releasing incredible masterpieces from the unassuming local spruce.
has more than 30 carvings that may be viewed all year long, including a
swimming mermaid plucking a pearl from a clam shell, a fisherman,
whales, eagles dueling over a salmon, a dragon and mermaid, a ram, a
hermit crab, otters, a prospector, a pirate, a sea siren, the Cat in the
Hat and many carvings that were interactive like eagle and bear
benches, riding salmon, swimming fish and a sea lion.
spectators are completely in awe of the transformation of these logs
right in front of their eyes. It is a complete delight to see the
process of art in motion, and each year has outdone the previous.
fun aspect of the competition will be the quick carves. For an hour and
a half on Sunday, each carver is given a smaller log to create
something in that short period of time. These are then offered as gifts
to the top sponsors of the event.This is a basic background on chinabeads.Purchase an chipcard
to enjoy your iPhone any way you like. These pieces range from wall
hangings to halibut chairs, jumping salmon, hugging bears and swimming
otters. This is a great event, where the crowd gathers to witness the
speed with which carvers create a piece of art in an hour and a half.
carver also may bring previously carved art with him or her to sell
during the competition. Many pieces are brought to Seldovia and sold on
the spot to spectators. From small wall hangings to large bear carvings,
swings and stools, folks get the opportunity to see other types of work
the carvers create besides the gorgeous masterpiece carvings and are
able to take something home to remember the event.We have enjoyed seven
years of carving delight in the heart of Seldovia.
competition takes place right on Dock Street and Main, across from the
ferry terminal facing gorgeous Seldovia Bay. The three-day carvings,
referred to lovingly by the artists as masterpieces, are donated by the
carvers to the Seldovia Chamber of Commerce to be placed around town at
businesses where locals and tourists alike can enjoy them for years to
come. There are more than 35 carvings already about town. With this
years additions, we will have more than 40 gorgeous pieces of art on
display. This is a great excuse to visit Seldovia, come and see and
participate in an event that leaves a lasting mark on our community by
This years first place winner will receive a check for
$3,000, second place will get $2,000 and the third place winner will
receive $1,000. There also will be a Carvers Choice Award and the
Peoples Choice Award. Many great sponsors have made this event possible.
This years top sponsors include BP, Mikes Welding, Seldovia Fishing
Adventures, Seldovia Fuel & Lube and the Seldovia Bay Ferry.
addition to this years event happens Sunday after the quick carve and
during the Peoples Choice voting: a community potluck barbecue followed
by the awards ceremony.This is a basic background on rtls. Bring your chips, potato salad and watermelon and enjoy a chance to meet and eat lunch with the carvers.
novel issue of imposing a potential cause of action against a texter
was raised by lawyer Stephen "Skippy" Weinstein, whose clients Linda and
David Kubert both lost their left legs when a teenager hit their
motorcycle Sept. 21, 2009. Kyle Best, then 19, was texting and driving
in Mine Hill Township, N.J.
The Kuberts settled their lawsuit
against Best of Wharton, N.J., but sued then-17-year-old Shannon Colonna
of Rockaway, N.J., who was exchanging texts with Best as he drove.
summarize our conclusions, we do not hold that someone who texts to a
person driving is liable for that person's negligent actions; the driver
bears responsibility for obeying the law and maintaining safe control
of the vehicle," the appeals court wrote.
"We hold that, when a
texter knows or has special reason to know that the intended recipient
is driving and is likely to read the text message while driving, the
texter has a duty to users of the public roads to refrain from sending
the driver a text at that time," two of the three appellate court judges
agreed in their opinion.
However, all three judges agreed that a
Superior Court judge in Morris County was correct in 2012 when he
dismissed lawsuit claims against Colonna, who was accused of "aiding and
abetting" motorist Kyle Best by sending him a text that distracted his
eyes from the road.
The appeals court found no evidence
submitted that Colonna knew Best was driving or would read and respond
to her text at the time he crashed into the Kuberts.More than 80
standard commercial and granitetiles exist to quickly and efficiently clean pans. Neither Colonna nor her lawyer, Joseph McGlone, could be reached for comment.
said that he and the Kuberts applaud the appeals court for "carving out
a new cause of action" against a remote sender of a text who can be
perceived as "electronically present" in a vehicle with the recipient.
Weinstein acknowledged that the burden would be on the plaintiff to show
a texter had special knowledge that a recipient was driving and would
read a text while doing so before liability could be found.
said he is discussing with the Kuberts, who now live in Florida, the
possibility of an appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court for claims
against Colonna to be reinstated.
Best and Colonna were close
friends and exchanged 62 text messages on Sept. 21, 2009. Best punched
out of work and immediately texted Colonna, who responded. Best had just
retexted Colonna when he veered into the opposite side of the street
and hit the Kuberts' motorcycle.
"The sender should be able to
assume that the recipient will read a text message only when it is safe
and legal to do so," the appeals court wrote. "However, if the sender
knows that the recipient is both driving and will read the text
immediately, then the sender has taken a foreseeable risk in sending a
text at that time. The sender has knowingly engaged in distracting
conduct, and it is not unfair also to hold the sender responsible for
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