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90TEN Basketball Training Academy: Developing an Athlete

  The 90TEN Basketball Training Academy is geared for the elite and competitive youth basketball player. They offer highly skilled coaching and rigorous basketball training. Yet the program is grounded in the belief that developing a successful athlete is much bigger than the game of basketball. The 90TEN Basketball Training Academy focuses on player development […]

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Keeping Cool in a South Sound YMCA Pool

  Summer’s heat is a welcome arrival…. But when the heat becomes too much for too long, it’s easy to cool off in one of our region’s abundant aquatic playgrounds. Whether you prefer your fountain indoors or out, the South Sound YMCA is an ideal starting place for swimming lessons, pool activities, and water fitness […]

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LaVon Hardison Sings

  By Doris Faltys “Music is food,” says local jazz singer LaVon Hardison. “Even if I was not singing on a professional level, I would still be singing because I need to. It is not an option. I have sung all my life, starting out at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Boston.” “My family liked to […]

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Geocaching Veteran Shares Advice for Olympia Searchers

  By Courtney Murphy Hidden under rocks and in trees, on stoplights and under the eaves of buildings, geocaches are often inconspicuous, unremarkable on the outside and remain unseen by the average commuter. You probably pass by several each day without knowing. However, to those who search for them, these small, secret containers represent treasure, […]

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Thurston County Students Honored at Governor’s Mansion During Comcast’s Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recognition Reception

  Thurston County-area teens know the state capital well. It’s located in their own backyard, after all. However, it’s not every day that these teens get to experience the splendor of the capital firsthand. That changed for several Thurston County teens on Thursday, June 11, during the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recognition Reception. For […]

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Panorama Resident James Romero Encourages Folks to Learn a Thing or Two about the Past from Family Elders Today

  By Leslie Merchant Why is it that we try to grab onto the past only when it has faded away and is almost out of reach? I grew up hearing stories about my grandfather, yet I never truly listened with the respect his life deserved. As an adult, I realize now that his generation […]

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Coldwell Banker Celebrates “What Makes a House a Home” Scholarship Winners

  By Kate Scriven When asked, “What Makes a House a Home” this spring, area teens responded in droves. This year marked the fifth year that Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty has held their scholarship contest for Thurston County high school students. And in 2015, the quality and quantity of essays was significantly higher. Launched […]

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Questions Answered: Tiny Homes Sale Will Help Vulnerable Youth

  By Barb Lally When Community Youth Services (CYS) recently announced the sale of three “tiny homes,” it generated huge interest and many inquiries about the homes. To date, all are still for sale. CYS would like to answer the questions about the homes so that readers are fully informed of their value and features and […]

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