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Hoptoberfest Combines Fundraising and Fun

  The sports culture is strong in Grays Harbor. We love Seahawks, Friday night football, spring baseball, and community soccer teams. Eleven-year-old twins Isaac and Isaiah Pierce fall into that pattern and are incredibly talented baseball players. Upon tryouts in Tacoma, these boys were selected by the Northwest Elite Baseball Organization as two of thirteen […]

Oysterfest Grows Larger, Expands Into New Space

  By Heidi Smith The first thing you’ll see when you walk into Oysterfest this year is the annual West Coast Speed and Half Shell Oyster Shucking competition. This short but intense (and slippery) contest is a highlight of the event. Shelton restaurateur Xinh Dwelley is a local legend, having won the competition five times. […]

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North Thurston Public Schools Collaborates with Other Districts, Law Enforcement to Prevent School Violence

  By Heidi Smith Unlike most school shootings, the one that occurred on April 27, 2015 at North Thurston High School did not end in tragedy. Advanced Placement social studies teacher Brady Olson was able to tackle the shooter, a sophomore who had recently transferred to the school, before he could inflict any damage. At […]

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TOGETHER! Partners with North Thurston Schools to Foster Student Success

  Just in time for Halloween, 9-year-old Ashlin Veltri’s short story “The Sharp, Sharp Secret” will be published on Amazing Kids! Magazine’s website. Ashlin, a fourth grader at Lydia Hawk Elementary, was inspired to work on the tale of a reluctant vampire and her family while participating in the reconfigured Club House program, a collaboration […]

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