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Nisqually Watershed Festival Educates, Entertains on September 24

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:48pm

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Submitted by the Nisqually Watershed Festival For decades the Nisqually watershed community has served as a role model of cooperative conservation.  The Watershed Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This free, daylong event features art, discovery, music and family fun, while celebrating Nisqually’s history and culture. This year’s festival will include favorites from years […]

Septic System Care Begins with You

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:17pm

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Submitted by Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Many Thurston County residents have an on-site septic system in their backyard that treats the wastewater from toilets, dishwashers, laundry, showers, tubs and more. The nearly 53,000 septic systems in Thurston County treat about 12,000,000 gallons of sewage per day! In order for your septic system to […]

Marine Toxin Levels Delay Razor Clam Digs at Long Beach

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:00pm

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Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Rising marine toxin levels have prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to delay upcoming razor clam digs at Long Beach and to review openings at other ocean beaches. The department continues to monitor toxin levels to determine whether razor clam digging can proceed […]

Thrifty Thurston Seeks Fall Road Biking Inspiration

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

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Fall is upon us. The days are a bit shorter, the evenings cool and crisp, and the leaves changing. But just because winter is on its way doesn’t mean that it’s time to hang up the bike and binge-watch Netflix. Instead, the cooler, sunny days are perfect for a nice long road bike ride. It’s my […]

Northwest Cooperative Development Center Shares the Power of Cooperation

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

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John McNamara is impressed with the power of cooperation. As a Cooperative Development Specialist for the Northwest Cooperative Development Center, (NWCDC), he helps northwest businesses learn about that power. When I visited their downtown Olympia office, McNamara was meeting with NWCDC Executive Director Diane Gasaway, and Jessica Owens, General Manager of The Weaving Works, Inc., a […]

Maddy Pilon Masterfully Directs T-Birds’ Powerful Volleyball Offense

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

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Maddy Pilon’s introduction into the world of high school varsity volleyball was not your typical process. There was no climbing the ladder and gradually working your way up. It was more like baptism by fire – if said fire was replaced by powerfully hit volleyballs being rained down on you by some of the state’s […]

Who’s Ready for Some Football? Hawks Prairie Casino Has You Covered

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:00am

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Hawks Prairie Casino is one of my favorite places to go for a few hours of fun. Not only does this casino offer a comfortable atmosphere to gamble in, they take pride in their food, their customer service, and their low prices—just the formula that keeps customers like me coming back. And now that football […]

Healing Gardens: Fill Your Wellness Prescription at SCJ Alliance

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 6:57pm

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 Submitted by SCJ Alliance Better sleep. Reduced aggression. Shorter hospital stays. Reduced need for pain medication. An 84 percent drop in hip fractures. These may sound like the promises of a drug company or an overeager fitness nut, but one thing that has been linked to all these benefits is free, easy and accessible to […]

Olympia Federal Announces Employee Promotions

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 6:12pm

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Submitted by Olympia Federal Savings Olympia Federal Savings has made recent additions and promotions to its management staff, rewarding existing staff members with new positions and hiring a new manager to fill a key vacancy created by retirement. Melissa Kirkeby has been promoted to Lacey Branch Manager.  Melissa started over 10 years ago as an intern […]

City of Olympia Partners with REI on New Priest Point Park Trail

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:17am

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Submitted by City of Olympia In partnership with REI Co-op and community volunteers, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation has just finished installing a new trail at Priest Point Park. The new trail provides access to the southern beach and striking panoramic views of Olympia, including the State Capitol building. The trail is […]

Nettles, Bacon, Beets, and Barley – Sourcing Local as a Crafter Brewer and Distiller in Thurston County

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 6:00am

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On a recent Thursday night, Cascadia Homebrew hosted local musicians Oly Mountain Boys, for a BrewGrass night. The smell of wheat and hops, the snap-along sounds of feel-good bluegrass, and the murmur of conversations, punctuated by laughs, filled the room. This down-to-earth vibe not only exists in the tap room/U-brew/nanobrewery’s atmosphere (kids and dogs welcome), […]

Kickoff Football Season at Awesome RV

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 6:00am

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Over 69,000 fans packed CenturyLink Field for the Seattle Seahawk’s first game of the season. After a thrilling last minute win, despite Russell Wilson’s ankle injury, the rest of the season promises to be exciting, loud, and 12th Man proud. But don’t let football signal the end of summer fun; come celebrate with Awesome RV […]

Olympia’s Out of the Darkness Walk Aims to Raise Funds, Awareness for Suicide Prevention

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:48pm

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Submitted by Out of the Darkness Walk – Olympia Every Fall, communities across the country host the Out of the Darkness Walk, the largest fundraising and awareness event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Olympia has hosted this walk in the past and will host an Out of the Darkness Walk again this […]

Tune Up at Adamson Chiropractic

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:00am

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Few professions are as simultaneously misunderstood and appreciated as chiropractic. Supporters adamantly proclaim the benefits. The skeptics continue to doubt. Yet the fact remains that there has been steady growth of chiropractors in the United States as more people consult chiropractors as an alternative to surgery or medicine. The American Chiropractic Association estimates that chiropractic […]

Scott Gunther – Grades + Right Moves on the Football Field for Olympia High School

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:00am

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Maybe even more impressive than Scott Gunther’s thrilling, tackle-breaking touchdown romps and his knack for busting loose for long runs on the football field is his report card. This is one first-team, all-league running back who has not let sports eclipse the classroom. It doesn’t matter if he’s taking a handoff on the football field […]

Melanie McGuire – Local Singer Wins Opportunity to Compete Internationally

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:00am

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Melanie McGuire’s speaking voice is one that compels you to listen. Low and resonate, she can draw you in with just a word or two. It’s no surprise, then, that her singing voice is equally as commanding. It’s a voice she’s been using since she was a young child, singing songs and improvising harmonies in […]

SCJ Alliance Welcomes Transportation Planner Elisabeth Wooton

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:20pm

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 Submitted by SCJ Alliance  SCJ Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of Elisabeth Wooton to our Lacey office as a transportation planner. Elisabeth brings seven years of transportation planning experience with an emphasis on complete street designs. Prior to joining SCJ, she was working as a pedestrian and bicycle planner for New York City’s Department […]

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:21pm

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Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Sugar is a sweet and shy older lady (10+ years) looking for a home with someone who wants a loving girl who will cuddle on the sofa. Sugar is very happy on your lap, going for short walks, and on car rides. We have many great dogs and always need […]

Celebrate 15 Years of Business with Grace Kendall’s FASTSIGNS

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 6:00am

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This time of year is thrilling for super fans and armchair quarterbacks alike. But no matter your team of choice, tailgating makes any event into something to remember. On Tuesday, September 20, Lacey’s FASTSIGNS invites customers, chamber members, and fellow Rotarians for a 5:01 Surge anniversary tailgate extravaganza. The event celebrates owner Grace Kendall’s 15 […]

Olympia Community School Welcomes New Teacher, Changes Location

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 5:44pm

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Submitted by Olympia Community School Thurston County’s oldest alternative secular elementary school will be all about “the new” this September – gleaming new child-friendly facilities, a newly added fifth grade, and now a new, highly skilled teacher. Joanna Gibson will join the Olympia Community School (OCS) to teach the school’s small fourth/fifth grade class. Gibson joins […]