School busses line the streets and the brisk air has begun to blow through turning the seasons from summer to fall. One of the highlights of fall is the stunning foliage found across Thurston County. I’ve mapped out the best spots to take in the changing colors without having to leave our backyard. Watershed Park […]
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Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The first razor clam dig of the fall season is planned for mid-October on four ocean beaches with additional digs tentatively scheduled through December. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests that show the clams are safe to eat, […]
Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University will begin offering a new Certificate in Software Systems at its Lacey campus in late October, building on the success of its Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, a program currently offered in partnership with the Microsoft Corp. at the University’s Extension Campus at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Stone […]
Submitted by the Olympic National Forest With the school year starting, the Olympic National Forest reminds all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass, which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas. Fourth graders can print out a paper voucher for free entry […]
Submitted by Senior Services of South Sound From July 12 to 14, for 65 hours, our community came together in support of seniors. With your generosity and dedication, Senior Services for South Sound raised over $5,000 to help seniors, their families and the people who care for them right here in Thurston County. By participating […]
The trailer was falling apart, and the culprit was mold. As a single mom of a child born with medical challenges, Canay knew the critical importance of a clean, healthy household, but the mold kept on coming. Eventually, she couldn’t sleep in her bedroom any more; garbage bags suspended from the ceiling failed to contain […]
According to the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child, “the single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver or other adult.” For children growing up in adversity, research has shown that the presence of just one caring adult can make […]
The conversation with Kayse Smack starts off about soccer, and there’s certainly lots to talk about with her regarding her involvement in the sport. The Tumwater High School senior was the 2A Evergreen Conference defensive player of the year and an all-state selection in 2015, and enters the new season as one of the state’s […]
Washington is the second largest grape producing state in the nation. The 2015 harvest totaled 222,000 tons of grapes, and farmers are anticipating a record harvest this year. What does that mean for you? Local wine, of course! As loyal Washingtonians we eat local, play local, and drink local, and wine lovers are in luck, […]
Experience a working oyster farm with Capitol Land Trust! Join us as we tour the Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm to learn the history of shellfish growing in the area, the effects on water quality, the impacts of community partnerships and what shellfish are grown and how to harvest them. Hands on participation is encouraged! Capitol Land Trust will elaborate on the effects of conservation on water quality and will point out the conserved lands across the way that have been protected by Capitol Land Trust.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm
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Submitted by The Procession of the Species The Olympia Eagles will host a fun and exciting evening of dance music to welcome the Fall Equinox and benefit the Procession of the Species. “Equinox A-Go-Go” will feature the lively, joyous music of Mukana Marimba Band, bringing the sounds of Zimbabwe to the grateful ears of Olympia’s […]
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton This lovely young girl is Coco. She is a 3 year old Pit mix who is super sweet. She has been spayed, is current on her vaccinations and is now ready to find her forever home. Coco is a very loving and gentle girl who loves kids of all ages. She […]
Submitted by Saint Martin’s University The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Saint Martin’s University Associate Prof. and Dean of English Jamie Olson, Ph.D., a Literature Translation Fellowship to support his translations of the works of contemporary Russian poet Timur Kibirov. The NEA is a federal agency that supports and funds opportunities to […]
Submitted by Providence St. Peter Foundation Providence St. Peter Foundation Board of Directors has recently elected new officers. Rick Middleton, President & CEO of Anderson-Middleton Company was elected to serve as president. Richard “Mick” Phillips, founding member of Phillips Burgess, PLLC was elected as vice president. Joyce Targus, former President & CEO of Frost & […]
Submitted by Miss Thurston County The Miss Thurston County Scholarship Pageant will host its very first 2016 Alumni Banquet Dinner on Friday, October 28 at the Lacey campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Young women in Thurston County have competed for this coveted title since the 1960s. First and foremost, they compete for scholarship […]
Submitted by the Center for Natural Lands Management – South Sound Prairies Program It is the end of the summer and our Western Washington prairies show all the signs of a landscape that has received little rainfall. The native bunch grasses are dried and crispy and the small shrubs are brown and desiccated. The ground […]
Submitted by TOGETHER! Community partners Thurston County Public Health, Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps, Tumwater School District and TOGETHER! held an event at Michael T. Simmons Elementary on August 23 that provided required back-to-school immunizations to any Thurston County student at no cost. Besides creating easier access to necessary health care, the event assisted families […]
Submitted by Smiles Dental – Tumwater Smiles Dental announced today they are partnering in a fundraising effort to benefit Thurston County Food Bank, a 501-C3 non-profit organization that aims to end hunger in Thurston County. Smiles will donate $10 to the food bank for every patient referred to the Smiles Dental office in Tumwater. “Smiles […]