Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University is pleased to welcome Kathleen M. “Kate” Boyle, Ph.D., as its new dean of the University’s College of Education and Counseling Psychology. As dean, she oversees the University’s broad range of undergraduate and certification programs, three master’s programs and post-master’s certification programs. Some 283 students are currently […]
Submitted by South Sound Prairies Program Come help build bird and bat boxes and pull invasive weeds on Public Land Days at Joint Base Lewis- McChord (JBLM) on October 18 and 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. These actions will help restore prairie habitat and provide habitat structures for wildlife. You will also get […]
Submitted by Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes When Rachel Young, owner of Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes, first started baking cupcakes out of her home in 2013, she day-dreamed about having a cupcake shop where the people of Olympia could come and enjoy cupcakes any day of the week, any time of day. A place where she […]
Submitted by BrightWire Networks Along with the flashlights, batteries, drinking water and gasoline, don’t forget to take care of your business’ computers, servers and network equipment by Friday afternoon ahead of the worst of what The Weather Channel is calling the “Pacific Northwest Storm Parade.” Two strong storms are expected onshore, with the second wave […]
For many of us, our pets are considered part of the family. When they need care, we rush them off to the veterinarian at our chosen clinic. And while we all rely upon the trained veterinarian’s expertise and advice, our furry friends are often receiving the care, compassion and nursing skill of the invaluable veterinary technicians in […]
It’s been close to thirty years since The Artist’s Gallery first opened the doors in Olympia. And today, the co-op gallery is bigger and better than it’s ever been. About four years ago they made the move from downtown into their current location in the Capital Mall Promenade. Now, they want to make sure people […]
*Editor’s Note – many events, businesses and organizations are making changes to their weekend schedule. Please confirm that the event is happening or the business is open before heading out. The first big storm of the winter has blown in and chances are, many of us will be hunkered down at home this weekend. Take that […]
Geraldine Ondrizek is a Professor of Art and artist at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. For the last twenty-five years she has collaborated with genetic and medical researchers to make architectural based installations.
She has had over 30 solo exhibitions internationally and is the recipient of several grants including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ford Family Foundation, an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, an exhibition grant from NASA and the Houston Foundation, a UNESCO Artist in Residence grant, an NEA exhibition support grant, and a Mellon Foundation Art and Science Research Grant.
Geraldine’s work is currently on exhibit in the Evergreen Gallery, located in the Library building, from October 5th to November 7th. A reception will be held for her on Tuesday October 18, from 4 – 6pm.
Her 2014-15 project Shades of White done in collaboration with Dr. Alexandra Stern focused on skin color charts and eugenics practices in the US. In 2015, she was an artist in residence at Kaiser Wilhelm Archive at The Max Plank Institute in Berlin where she studied the work of Dr. Georg Geipel and the origins of Biometric Data to create a series of artist books and a short film. Her work was recently in Global Exo-Evolution, curated by Peter Weibel, at ZKM, the Center for Media, in Karlsruhe, The Momentum AIR in Berlin and in Translocation at the Musrara Mix Festival in Jerusalem. In 2016, she completed mtDNA an architectural installation charting of mitochondrial DNA world-wide that will travel to several museums in 2017. Geraldine received her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MFA from the University of Washington.
Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife At an 11:00 am webinar this morning, the National Weather Service in Seattle has indicated a series of three storm systems is approaching Western Washington, each with significant wind, rain and potential coastal and river flood issues. Storm #1 Beginning late Wednesday night, the first storm system […]
The crisp, cool air has returned with the rain, letting us know that fall has returned in full force. With pumpkin spiced lattes being served on every corner, and pumpkin patches and corn mazes popping up in every field, we find ourselves coming face to face with the Halloween season. Dark days lead to spooky […]
Soroptimist International of Olympia has a 75-year legacy of helping women and girls in our community. From the Latin for “best for women,” this aptly named International Service Club for Women began its local chapter in 1941 with the mission “to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic […]
Dr. R. Jagger Sapp was headed for a career in finance. In his final year at the University of Washington, Sapp realized that he actually did want to follow his father’s footsteps as a dentist. “My dad positively served the Thurston County community for many decades,” says Sapp. Dr. Curtis Sapp, his father, was an […]
As I show up to meet with Black Lake Elementary fifth grader Cade Cowell, I’m greeted at his front door by a bevy of animals. I can’t help by smile as a cat brushes up against me and a friendly smiling dog licks my hand. It’s very obvious this Thurston County 4-H family has a […]
Submitted by The City of Olympia As we transition into the rainy season, leaves, sand and other debris can clog storm drains and cause local flooding. City crews will be working to keep storm drains clear, but with over 6,300 storm drains in Olympia, we could use your help! If minor flooding occurs, you can […]
Submitted by the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jody M. Suhrbier as its second Executive Director. Jody will assume this position on December 1, 2016 and will work with Founding Director, Evan Ferber, as he transitions […]
Submitted by Westport Winery Westport Winery earned six medals at the fourth annual Great Northwest Invitational wine competition on October 5 and 6 in Hood River, Oregon. Their multi-platinum winning Swimmer Petite Sirah scored a gold medal at this exclusive event, which is fitting since Dana Roberts the director of winemaking, is on the label […]
Submitted by The City of Lacey Today, City Manager Scott Spence announced the appointment of Jennifer Burbidge as the new City of Lacey Parks and Recreation Director. The appointment follows a comprehensive selection process to succeed Lori Flemm, a well-regarded leader in the parks profession who served the City for seven years. “Jennifer brings experience […]