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Kevin McCoy – SCJ Alliance Marketing Coordinator By Day, Digital Artist By Night Produces Seattle Seahawks Art

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 7:46am

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Submitted by SCJ Alliance Sunday night’s history-making game will be one Seahawks fans will remember for a very, very long time. For SCJ Alliance employee Kevin McCoy, it’ll be one he never forgets. Kevin, SCJ marketing coordinator by day and digital artist and illustrator by night, has been drawing since he was a kid, and […]

Meet the Ladies of Boggs Inspection Services

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 5:00am

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There is an old proverb that states, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” We all know true success comes from teamwork and collaboration, but this proverb does hold some truth for Dwayne Boggs, owner of Boggs Inspection Services. His team of talented home inspectors, examining homes and businesses throughout Thurston County, is supported […]

Lacey South Sound Chamber Moves to New Location

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 6:44am

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Submitted by Lacey South Sound Chamber Lacey South Sound Chamber recently moved its office to 420 Golf Club Rd. Suite 105 on October 17. The new office will be in close proximity to their partners City of Lacey & Thurston Economic Development Council. For the Lacey South Sound Chamber, the new office space means a […]

11 Family Friendly Things to Do at the Hands On Children’s Museum before the New Year

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:00am

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The Hand’s On Children’s Museum in downtown Olympia is always on the forefront of exciting events and celebrations. In the wake of their wildly successful Summer Splash—which attracted over 7,000 more guests to the Museum than last summer—the organization is gearing up for another family-friendly season. From autumnal wreath-making, to playing with real snow, below […]

Promote Your Business with Budd Bay Promotions & Apparel

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:00am

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If you have been to a local golf tournament, corporate event or high school game, chances are you have seen the work of Budd Bay Promotions & Apparel. Budd Bay has been in the business of promotion since 1996. Over the past twenty years the business has evolved and so have John and Lynn Grantham, […]

Your Healthcare Connection: Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Opens Rapid Orthopaedic Care (ROC) Clinic

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:00am

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It’s 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and your child just sustained an injury on the soccer field. Is it broken? Should you head to the ER? Should you wait it out? Starting on October 24, these questions can be answered by the trained professionals at the new Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Rapid Orthopaedic Care clinic, or the […]

Halloween Bash with Coffins of Cash at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 5:00am

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Instead of mourning summer’s warm sunny days, taunt the change in seasons with your best maniacal laugh and coffin loads of cash, thanks to Quinault Beach Resort’s annual Halloween Weekend Bash on October 27-31. With more than $21,000 of cash and loads of specials, free game play, and the scream-tastic Nightmare Ball, it’ll jump start […]

Black Hills High School Girls Soccer Team Continues to Build Legacy

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 5:00am

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It was a breakthrough year for the Black Hills High School girls soccer team last season. Powered by the program’s all-time leading scorer, Joslin Lindsay, the Wolves claimed another 2A Evergreen Conference championship, but, more importantly, notched their first ever state playoff victory in the school’s 18-year existence. The team had been 0-7 in state […]

Ground Inn – Unique Lodging Option in Downtown Olympia

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 5:00am

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While visitors to Olympia have a variety of lodging options, none are quite as unique as Ground Inn. Find this gem tucked in a mixed-use neighborhood, just a few blocks from downtown. The unassuming vintage home is a bunk and breakfast, which opened on January 1, 2014, and is still going strong more than two […]

Andrew Huang, Henry Nordhorn Lead Soloists at Upcoming SOGO Concert

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 5:00am

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Standing on stage at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts can be enthralling but also intimidating, even when you have a full orchestra with you. Now, imagine being a high school student, performing a solo in front of a packed house. “As a musician, I am learning to be more dramatic through my body […]

Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau Welcomes Jeff Bowe

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:49pm

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Submitted by The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau (OLTVCB) The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau (OLTVCB) is excited to announce Jeff Bowe as the new director of sales.  Bowe will focus on driving conferences, meetings, tour and travel groups to the region with an emphasis on conferences related to beer, wine, spirits, agriculture, art and culture. […]

Morningside Asks: Could it be You?

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 7:56am

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Submitted by Morningside We haven’t found the right Job Developer yet! So, now may be the perfect time for you to join the best. Morningside has been a premier provider of employment services to adults with disabilities in Western Washington for more than 50 years. As a Job Developer you are responsible for developing assessment […]

Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 6:52am

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I still have a nice stash of candles, batteries and fresh water left from last weekend’s “storm”. The end result of the less than dramatic weather system is I’m prepared for the stormy season ahead. For now, though, I’ll focus on preparing for the weekend ahead full of fall fun with my family and community events throughout […]

Julianna Salanoa Dominates the Middle for Timberline High School Volleyball

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 5:57am

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Coach Krista Manke desperately needed someone to fill one of the outside hitter positions. Timberline High School’s volleyball team was a machine in 2013, posting an impressive 21-1 record with the Blazers’ lone setback occurring in the first round of the 3A state tournament to eventual runner-up Holy Names. After suffering their first defeat, the […]

Save a Buck at Thurston County Thrift Shops

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 5:00am

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Who doesn’t like a bargain? Whether you have never ventured into a thrift store or are a veteran “thrifter” like me, thrift-shopping is an ideal way to look for some treasures while finding great deals. Thrifting has gained popularity in recent years (cue the Macklemore song) as a way to not only save money, but […]

Producing with a Purpose: An Idea, a Fellowship, a Livelihood at VETS_CAFE

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 5:00am

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“A Nation is made of paper ideas, a country is made of soil and its produce,” Deston Denniston the Director of VETS_CAFE states. VETS_CAFE, short for “Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Training and Studies in Conservation, Agriculture, Forestry and Ecology,” is due to earn their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status this November after four blooming years of creating more outlets […]

Krystal Barkus Hired as Events Coordinator for Thurston County Chamber

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 1:27pm

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Submitted by the Thurston County Chamber The Thurston County Chamber hired a new events coordinator, Krystal Barkus. Born and raised in Thurston County, Barkus is a 2005 graduate of North Thurston High School, and a graduate of Central Washington University where she majored in Tourism Management and was actively involved in the Recreation and Tourism […]

Lacey Engineer Wins State Excellence Award

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:53pm

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Submitted by SCJ Alliance Quoting Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” And that habit of excellence, cultivated over his decades-long career as an engineer, has earned Scott Sawyer a prestigious award from the state’s American Public Works Association (APWA). Scott, a principal at SCJ Alliance, […]

Small Numbers Equal Big Results for Rainier Football

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:00am

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Plenty goes into one of Terry Shaw’s practices, but no aspect for the Rainier High School football coach is quicker or easier than roll call. The Mountaineers only feature 19 players on their roster this season – not even enough to do a full scrimmage at practice. When Shaw does a walkthrough to showcase the […]

Thrifty Thurston Finds Family Fall Activities around Olympia

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:00am

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The sun of summer has set and the leaves have changed from green to a deep, autumn orange. Pumpkin spice lattes are warming the hands of fall enthusiasts and the rain boots have replaced many beloved pairs of flip flops. We are knee deep in the season and with the weather changing, many people develop […]