Archive for January, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Forget The Cold and Snow, Let’s Go Sand Sculpting!

We’re currently digging out from the results of a major snowstorm here in the suburbs of Mayberry and Mt. Pilot. So, instead of shivering and blowing our noses, let’s go to the beach!

Each year, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire hosts a sand sculpting championship that attracts master sand artists from all the world. Over 300 tons of special sand is trucked to the beach for the event. Each contestant is given ten tons of sand and just twenty-one hours to complete their masterpieces. Denene and I were on hand for the 2008 action.

Forrest Gump by Merideth Corson took the fourth place honors.

Michele Lepire’s Tropical Paradise placed third in the overall contest, but took home the most prize money, winning both the People’s Choice award and the Sculptor’s Choice award.

Salvador Dali Lama by Fred Mallet won the fifth place honors.

Steve Topazio of Rhode Island created this angry sun blowing down a sand castle.

Tim Russert remembered in sand.

Morning Bath by Carl Jara took the second place spot.


The winner of the 2008 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting contest was titled Japanese Garden by Karen Fralich of Ontario, Canada.

Karen adds a few finishing touches to her masterpiece.

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Announcements

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PostHeaderIcon Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Chief of Police Carl Worley, 57

Ross Township Ohio Police Department

Chief Carl Worley suffered a fatal heart attack on January 26, 2010, while assisting in the pursuit of a robbery suspect in Butler County near Hamilton, Ohio. Chief Worley is survived by his wife, Kathy.


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Attention active-duty police officers. I need assistance with a bit of research. Sorry, I can’t divulge the subject matter in an open forum. Please contact me at lofland32@msn.com

Thanks,

Lee Lofland

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