FASTSIGNS Lacey is in the business of making your business stand out. You can go almost anywhere and have promotional material printed, but FASTSIGNS Lacey gives you a higher quality product alongside their stellar consultation services making sure your hard-earned marketing dollars pay you back with a business boost. We aren’t all wordsmiths or artists. […]
There are few things better than a morning of fun and fitness while supporting a good cause, which is exactly what the WSECU Presents YMCA’s 30th Annual Spring Run on May 6 is all about. This year’s event promises to be bigger than ever with over 1,300 participants expected. One perk offered for the past several […]
Submitted by Allied Arts Foundation Allied Arts Foundation is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Emerging Artist Grant Awards. We will award eight grants to emerging artists residing in Western Washington: One $5,000 award, two $2,500 awards, and five $1,000 awards. The 2017 awards will focus on 2D Visual Arts only. Students are ineligible. To […]
Submitted by Joint Animal Services Cute bunnies and fuzzy chicks find their way into the Easter baskets each spring. Unfortunately, as they grow, many of these Easter pets become unwanted or owners are unable to care for them. Some neighborhoods do not allow these types of pets. Rather than a living addition to the Easter […]
Submitted by The City of Lacey The City of Lacey invites all S.T.E.M.- (science, technology, engineering, and math) related businesses, clubs, schools, and organizations to take part in the 4th Annual S.T.E.M Fair Saturday, May 20 at Huntamer Park in Lacey. Groups or businesses can join this event by engaging attendees of all ages (youth […]
Every day we walk by people on the street, in the grocery store and everywhere else we might go, but all too often we do not actually “see” them. This can especially be true if they are in a different age group. I remember as a high schooler not associating with many senior citizens unless they […]
Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Students and job-seekers will have an opportunity to connect with a wide range of employers Wednesday, April 26, at the 2017 Career and Internship Fair. The fair, co-sponsored by Saint Martin’s University and The Evergreen State College, will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion on […]
April is upon us and while it arrived with glorious sunshine, the rains have returned this week. Whether rain or shine, the blossoms and buds cannot be held back and there are signs of spring throughout Thurston County. We love having readers share their images of spring with us, too. Share yours on our Facebook Page […]
If you want to express your affection for a cat lover, give them a bouquet that doesn’t contain lilies. Otherwise, your gift may not have the effect you intended, as Dr. Blair Burggren’s mother-in-law found out the hard way. When Olympia Pet Emergency veterinarian Burggren and his wife moved into a new home ten years […]
The Governor’s Cellar restaurant in downtown Olympia may just be one of the best places to eat in Olympia that you have never heard of. Located in the historic Governor’s Hotel, just across from Sylvester Park, this unique, new venture is unlike anything else in town. Owner Lanette Miles is a Tumwater High School graduate […]
From today's inbox (City of Olympia press release):
Don’t Drip & Drive – Fix Car Leaks!
Every year, more than 7 million quarts of motor oil, equal to a tanker truck of oil per day, drips out of vehicles onto streets and parking lots and makes its way to lakes, rivers, streams and the Puget Sound. Most of this toxic pollution comes from small drips from cars and trucks. Motorists in Olympia can affordably fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to the 2017 “Don’t Drip and Drive” campaign!
As part of this campaign, participating local auto repair shops will conduct a FREE visual leak inspection (a diagnostic service valued at up to $80) now through December 31, 2017. If there is a problem, the driver will receive a coupon for 10% off service (up to $50) to fix the problem - a total savings of up to $130!
Visit www.fixcarleaks.org/shop-locator for a list of participating repair shops.
For more information about the Drip and Drive Campaign, visit www.fixcarleaks.orgGoogle Plus One Facebook Like
The personal essay is a window into many worlds, starting with your own. Branch out to share your discoveries in a flexible and beautiful form. You will start by exploring variations of the form, and end with examples and exercises. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library and the Hispanic Roundtable of South Sound. Registration (online, by phone, or in person) is required and will open April 1.Google Plus One Facebook Like
Margot Quan Knight‘s photography and video work has been featured in over 70 international publications and exhibited around the world, including solo shows at GAS Art Gallery, (Turin, Italy), 911 Media Arts Center, (Seattle, W.A.), and California State University (Chico, CA) and group shows at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Ar/ge Kunst Galleria Museo (Bolzano, Italy), and the Dotmov Festival (Sapporo, Japan). Margot received a Master in Fine Art degree from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2009.
Northern Pacific Railroad depot around 1914, photo courtesy of Washington State Historical Society. Taken from olympiahistory.org
The April edition of Now Where Were We? is now available for viewing on Youtube.
This month Deb Ross meets with railroad historian Jim Hannum at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Capitol Way to learn about the history of rail traffic and transportation in Olympia, including a train accident that killed one person.
You can subscribe on the YouTube Channel page for updates and new videos. The show is in its second year.Google Plus One Facebook Like
Floating Offshore Wind Turbines: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Maija Benitz
7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Room 110, Harned Hall, Saint Martin’s University
Large-scale offshore wind energy has become a reality in Europe over the past decade, with continued development on the horizon in Europe, as well as Asia and the United States. While the vast majority of offshore wind energy development utilizes fixed bottom support structures, in shallow waters that are close to shore, floating offshore wind turbines show great potential for harnessing the wind resource far from shore, in transitional to deep water where the wind resource is greater and concerns about visibility are reduced. However, in both near shore, shallow water applications, and especially in deeper waters farther from shore, technical and economic feasibility challenges must be overcome. Understanding the fundamental hydrodynamic forces in the offshore environment, and in particular the added challenges of operating floating platforms in the ocean environment, is crucial to the success of future projects. Not only are floating platforms subject to loading from ocean waves, but also increased motion due to the wave–body interactions.
In this talk, Dr. Benitz will discuss offshore floating wind turbines, and how her research addresses the challenges of offshore wind energy development, as well as promotes its future success.Google Plus One Facebook Like