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Lori Flemm, Lacey Parks & Recreation Director, Retires

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:55pm

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Submitted by City of Lacey The City Manager’s office announced on May 20, 2016 that Lori Flemm has retired from the City of Lacey after serving nearly seven years as the Director of Parks and Recreation.  The City will hold a community reception honoring Lori’s tenure on Thursday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the

Living in An Electromagnetic Space Age

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:35pm
Event:  Tue, 05/31/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Many choose to compartmentalize issues because otherwise they are too overwhelming—extreme weather, vaccinations, GMOs, the loss of water quality, degeneration of the immune system, dying species, forests, and oceans—the sinking dollar, degeneration of morality and ethics, the death of the American dream and rise of Agenda 21, geoengineering and the Space Fence lockdown.

What if the nagging intuition that they are all connected under globalization is true? What if any one of these issues is just one facet of a vast and deep spiritual war being waged over the future of humanity and our planet?

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Saving Face Skin Spa Asks: “Are You Seeing Spots After Breakouts are Gone?”

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:24pm

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Submitted by Saving Face Skin Spa  Many times clients come in to Saving Face Skin Spa and they only have a few true breakouts but they tell me that they want me to fix their “acne“.  What I see is “PIH” or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This condition is simply the dark spot or trauma mark left from

Saint Martin’s Spiritual Life Institute looks to Pope Francis

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:54pm

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Submitted by Saint Martin’s University  The 34th Annual Spiritual Life Institute at Saint Martin’s University will focus on the environment and humanity’s responsibility to itself and the world. This year’s program, “Religion, the Environment and Capitalism,” to be held July 11-15 on the University’s Lacey campus, is based on Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Laudato Si,

Westport Winery Earns High Points in World Competition

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:46pm

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Submitted by Westport Winery Westport Winery’s Bordello Blonde and Lighthouse White each earned 90-points in the recent World Wine Championships of White Wines held in Chicago, Illinois. These point scores represent gold medals and wines of “exceptional quality”. Of Bordello Blondes the judges said, “Floral aromas and flavors of roses and peony, honeyed peach, and

Olympia Resident Earns Scholarship from Western Washington University

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:26pm

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Submitted by Western Washington University Western Washington University student Autumn Moran Simmons, daughter of Robert Simmons of Port Townsend and Maribeth Wheeler of Olympia, received the $766 Herb and Beth Hearsey Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Herb and Beth Hearsey Scholarship is awarded to students who work for Western Libraries and are full-time

Capital High School Boys Relay Team Eyes State Title

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:21pm

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If you’re tasked with updating the record book for the Capital High School track and field team this season it’s probably best to write everything down in pencil. That’s because it seems every time the Cougars’ 4×100 boys relay team steps on the track, a new benchmark for the program gets established. The quartet, which

Local High Schools Send Track Stars to State Meet

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:00pm

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Congratulations to the Thurston County high school students that have qualified for the WIAA state track meet.  Read a full story about Capital High School’s track team here. North Thurston’s Peter Allegre qualified for state in the 3200 for a third consecutive year after finishing second at the 3A district meet (9:40.51). River Ridge, the defending

Westport Winery and Opal Art Collaborate on a New Bottle

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:30am

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Submitted by Westport Winery Westport Winery’s Roberts family has again collaborated with Johnny and Darlene Camp of Opal Art Glass in Cosmopolis. Together they designed and crafted a hand-blown glass lighthouse for Shelter From The Storm, the first true port-wine crafted by winemaker Dana Roberts. The new bottle is a scale replica of the winery’s

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:25am

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Submitted by Adopt-a-Pet of Shelton Luna is a 1 1/2 year old female pittie. She loves sitting for treats, walking everywhere right next to her person, cuddling on the couch, laying in the sun, squeezing under fences, chewing bones, car rides (just falls asleep), sleeping with her people, belly rubs, and head rubs. She is

Vikki Gasko Green - Ventriloquist & Puppets

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:48am
Event:  Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Jump on board for a Global Safari - a magical, geographical adventure with ventriloquist Vikki and her cast of critters. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 
Phone: 360-943-7790. 
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

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We Care Sports - Fitness Fun

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:47am
Event:  Thu, 07/21/2016 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Come play at the Tumwater Timberland Library! Play makes us strong, fast and happy. Run, climb, ride, throw, catch and wig-wig-wiggle! This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.
Phone: 360-943-7790.
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

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The Reptile Man

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:40am
Event:  Thu, 07/14/2016 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Meet turtles, an iguana, an alligator, and SSSSnakes! They live in nature just like us and now you can meet and even pet some of them. Tell your parents not to worry, it’s perfectly SSSSafe. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.
Phone: 360-943-7790.
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

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Ian Dobson - Music & Dance

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:38am
Event:  Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Come with Ian on a dancing, singing journey to Brazil in honor of the Summer Olympic Games. We'll stomp, clap, spin and sing the rhythms and stories of the Brazilian people. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.
Phone: 360-943-7790.
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

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Amazement Magic Show with Jeff Evans

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:36am
Event:  Mon, 07/04/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

LOCATION: Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Tumwater.

See magician Jeff Evans' spectacular stunts and outrageous magic at the Artesian Family Festival and Thunder Valley Fireworks Show. A favorite of Tumwater's 4th of July celebration for over a decade, Jeff's blend of professional silliness and amazing magic has something for kids and adults. After the show, he'll stroll around Thunder Valley sharing his close-up miracles with the masses. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

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Civil War Stories Through Letters

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:35am
Event:  Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

What would a soldier write to his loved ones back home? Join Nick K. Adams in a journey to the past as he reads from the book 'My Dear Wife and Children : Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer'  These are letters written from 1861 to 1863 during the Civil War by Nick Adams' great-great-grandfather, Corporal David Brainard Griffin who left Minnesota to fight never to return home.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.
Phone: 360-943-7790.
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

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Alex Zerbe - Exercise Everything

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:32am
Event:  Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:00am - 11:45am

He moves like a rubber band! He knows games from around the world, and can juggle anything! He’s super-funny AND he knows magic! Don’t miss Alex “The Zaniac” at the Tumwater Timberland Library! He’s going to show us that we don't need to play sports to be strong and fast. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.
Phone: 360-943-7790.
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

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Bezango, WA - Screening

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:31am
Event:  Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The documentary film, "Bezango, WA" is being sponsored by the Olympia Historical Society and is coming right up! Thursday, June 2nd, 6:30 PM, Lacey Timberland Library. This film chronicles the art, history and lives of prominent Seattle area cartoonists and comic artists. 

A Question & Answer with directors Louise Amandes and Ron Austin and local comic artists will follow the program. Free and open to the Public – for teens and adults.

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Summer Reading Begins!

OlyBlog Home Page - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:18am
Event:  Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:00am - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 5:00pm

Head to the Tumwater Timberland Library and sign up for the summer reading program! This year’s theme is sports: "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" for children, "Get in the Game...Read" for teens, and “Exercise Your Mind” for adults.  Summer Reading is a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. Watch our website, www.TRL.org, for our summer events and festivities!

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 

Phone: 360-943-7790. 

Intercity Transit route 12/13.  

 

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Community Impact — Reach a Broader Audience through a Community Social Network

Thurston Talk - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 6:29am

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At ThurstonTalk we strive to create meaningful, engaging content about the people, businesses and organizations that make Thurston County such a great place to live, work and play. Whether highlighting a community member donating time to a local non-profit or sharing information about fun activities to enjoy with your family, our talented writing team works

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