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Ritchie Lopez Leads SPSCC Jazz Ensemble

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:54am

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Gather up your lawn chairs, a blanket to sit on and a thermos of iced tea then head to the Port Plaza for a free, soul-satisfying concert performed by the South Puget Sound Community College summer jazz ensemble this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Fourteen musicians, along with their talented teacher Ritchie Lopez, are ready to […]

The Nitty-Gritty History of the Woman’s Club of Olympia

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:00am

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Debe Edden’s fingers are busy typing stories from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. She is volunteering for the Woman’s Club of Olympia and is energized and committed to archive and digitize the rich history of this local service organization. Since 1883, local women gathered for self-improvement and volunteerism. They wrote articles, essays, and short plays […]

Seven Stunning Picnic Destinations around Hood Canal

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:00am

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There is something incredible about picnicking along the Hood Canal region of the Olympic Peninsula. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoying a lunch or dinner surrounded by wilderness, mountains and stunning waterways is a surefire way to have an awesome day. What makes a picnic around the Hood Canal so unique […]

The Right Stuff: Saint Martin’s Engineering Team Takes Second Place in National Big Beam Contest

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:53pm

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Submitted by Saint Martin’s University For a hardworking team of Saint Martin’s University civil engineering students, several months of planning, building and testing ended triumphantly when the team’s 17-foot-long concrete beam bested all but one of the competition in the annual Big Beam Contest. The Saint Martin’s team placed second in a matchup against major […]

Love Our Local Fest – A Reminder of a Thriving Local Community

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:56am

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LOL isn’t just an abbreviation to use while texting your best friend. It also applies to the sixth annual Love Our Local Fest on Sunday, August 21 beginning at 1:00 p.m. A block party for all ages, Love Our Local Fest (or simply LOL Fest) is a guaranteed good time. Head over to the corner […]

It’s (always!) Seahawks Fan Fest Time at Quinault Beach

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:16am

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Even before our recent Super Bowl adventures, the Pacific Northwest is Seahawks crazy. And we’re not alone. Polls report that football is still the number one watched sport in most households and viewership of the Super Bowl topped 110 million for the last three years. Maybe such fervent fandom isn’t a bad thing. Vince Lombardi […]

Dwayne Boggs: A Life Built on Honesty and Integrity

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 6:00am

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Since 2004, Dwayne Boggs has been guiding homeowners through his in-depth home inspections. Dwayne built Boggs Inspection Services from the ground up in Olympia and is now one of the fastest growing inspection companies in the area. Dwayne grew up in Brunswick, Ohio, about 25 miles south of Cleveland. He was in the middle of […]

SCJ Alliance Coordinates Stakeholders in North Lewis County Industrial Access Study

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 6:00am

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Bringing back an abundance of family-wage jobs is the driver for improving access to industrial properties in north Lewis County. “This rural community wants their children to have opportunities for decent paying jobs without having to move away,” shares SCJ Alliance’s Thera Black. “Leaders are determined to find a solution and restore an economic base […]

2016 Men’s Soccer Schedule Announced

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:35pm

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Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University men’s soccer team will play seven regular-season home games and three scrimmages to open the 2016 schedule announced today by Director of Soccer Rob Walker. The Saints will play three scrimmages starting on August 19 at 1:00 p.m. against The Evergreen State College, will face Pacific Lutheran […]

Thurston County Coalition for Women’s Health Launches Campaign Against Violence

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:26am

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Submitted by Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Tackling tough issues in our community is made easier when organizations work together with a common purpose. A great example of this is happening locally through the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health. The Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health is a group of 18 organizations who are working […]

Brenda Williams Appointed to National Women United Board

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:14am

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Submitted by United Way of Thurston County Olympia business owner and community volunteer Brenda Williams has been appointed to serve on the board of the national United Way Worldwide Women United.  She is the first woman from Washington State to be appointed to this countrywide board.  Williams, who is co-owner of TAGS Awards and Specialties, […]

Jack Bell Goes to Cleveland as Washington’s Youngest Delegate

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 6:00am

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It wasn’t your typical senior prom for Olympia High School’s Jack Bell. Earlier in the day, while most of his classmates were getting ready for the big dance, Bell was in Pasco delivering a speech in front of 3,000 people at the State Republican Convention. At stake for the 18-year-old was an opportunity to be […]

ThurstonTalk Uses Insights and Analytics to Guide Customers’ Marketing Decisions

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 6:00am

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There are countless ways to advertise your business. Businesses have lots of options when it comes to reaching their audiences, including sponsoring events and airing commercials on the radio. In the digital age, one of the most common ways businesses do this is by placing ads online. From banner ads to pop-ups, the options that […]

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 6:00am

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Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Pepper is a young female Pit Mix who is ready to find her new home. We believe she is about one year old and has a beautiful black and white Brindle short coat. Pepper is learning to walk well on leash and understanding basic commands. She could make a good […]

More than 30,000 Visitors Attended the 2016 Thurston County Fair

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 8:40am

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Submitted by the Thurston County Fair  The 2016 Thurston County Fair saw a total of 30,523 visitors for fun, food, animals, hobbies, and rides! Community participation in the Thurston County Fair has steadily grown in the last five years, making the Thurston County Fair one of the signature summer events in the South Sound region […]

Biblio-Bliss: The Joy of Book Clubs

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 6:00am

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What book is on your nightstand? I get noticeably nerdy; lately it’s brain science and food sociology. For more variety in my reading and for pleasures to my spirit, I’m part of my neighborhood book club. The second Thursday of each month is reserved and as long as I’m in town, I’m attending. My compatriots […]

Olympia Harbor Days Festival is Ship-Shape for Labor Day Weekend

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 11:12am

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Submitted by Olympia Harbor Days The 43rd Annual Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Festival will open Friday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m. and run through Sunday, September 4 closing at 6:00 p.m.  This Olympia favorite is located in downtown Olympia along the Waterfront from the famous Kiss Statue on the boardwalk at Percival Park on 4th Ave., north […]

Harlequin Productions Partners with Other Local Non-Profits in Community Partnership Program

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 9:44am

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  Submitted by Harlequin Productions Harlequin Productions is taking applications now through October 31, 2016, for the company’s Community Partnership Program 2017. Non-profit partners receive 150 tickets to Harlequin Productions’ final dress rehearsals, which they may sell as a fundraiser or give as thank you gifts to donors or volunteers. The intent is to provide […]

Westport Winery Develops Four Seasons of Spice

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 9:31am

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Submitted by Westport Winery and Garden Resort Westport Winery has developed its own wine cocktail spices called Four Seasons of Spice. Each of the mixes is packaged in a hand-blown mini-float as part of the winery’s collaboration with artists Johnny and Darlene Camp of Opal Art Glass in Cosmopolis. Winery co-founder Kim Roberts said, “Our […]

Greg Amendala Builds the American Dream at the Village at Mill Pond

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 6:00am

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In this information age, it’s not uncommon to have a job with no end product. Many of us have positions which engage almost exclusively over the internet or on the phone with very little tangible output. But that can’t be said for Greg Amendala, the builder behind Olympia’s live/work/play community The Village at Mill Pond. […]