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Wolf Haven Projects Completed During Comcast Cares Day

  By Alyssa Ramsfield Some of the most beautiful animals in Thurston County live at the Wolf Haven sanctuary. Their focus on the education and conservation of wolves leaves their small staff very busy throughout the year. Knowing there are projects needing to be tackled, Comcast reached out to the sanctuary to help lighten the load. “Comcast […]

Panorama Hosts a Patient Education Program for Parkinson’s Awareness

  By Lisa Herrick April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder following Alzheimer’s. It is a progressive disorder affecting approximately one million people in the United States. In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Panorama is inviting the community to attend a patient education program at Panorama Continuing Care Retirement […]

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Super Summers Happen at South Sound YMCA Camps

  By Kathryn Millhorn Summer camp is for making memories, no matter where, or when, you grew up. Locally the South Sound YMCA’s many offerings mean your kids will remember all the crafts, activities, community, and childhood friendships that often last a lifetime. From June 15 through September 4, the Y offers an array of camps […]

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ION Ecobuilding – Turning a House into a Home

  By Todd Gruel Joseph Becker, the owner of ION Ecobuilding, is not your average idealist. He may be bearded and beanie-clad, but his goodwill extends further than the armchair in his bedroom. The work that Joseph has done through ION Ecobuilding helps confirm that the most effective dreamers are those committed to changing the […]

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30+ Summer Camps around Olympia and Thurston County

  By Kathryn Millhorn “Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the very lap of May; but at length the season of summer does come,” promised Thomas Carlyle. Our mild winter kept us busier than usual, without the snow to drive us indoors. But amidst all the gorgeous spring activity, don’t forget to sign […]

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Coldwell Banker Launches Fifth Annual “What Makes a House a Home” Scholarship Essay Contest

  It’s an interesting question to ponder: “What Makes a House a Home?” Having just moved into a newly constructed home, our family was worried that the feeling from our previous house – one of family, warmth, memories – would be missing. But, when we moved, we realized the feeling moved with us. It was […]

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Brandon Carter – Yelm High School Senior’s Remarkable Journey to National Success

  By Heidi Smith There are two school-related questions you won’t be hearing from senior Brandon Carter any time soon: When am I ever going to use this information? What does this have to do with my life? In the past two years, the Yelm High School student has earned multiple awards and recognition through his […]

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Local Dog Trainers are Passionate about Pups

  By Lynn West Charlie, our aging Golden Retriever, was the first member of our family to receive a gift basket when we moved to our neighborhood. It was laden with homemade treats no less, and our neighbors knew his name before they knew ours! If we had any doubt about how dog friendly this […]

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Nolan Welch Leaves His Cello Behind to Travel with National Youth Orchestra

  By Natasha Ashenhurst Nolan Welch, a senior at Timberline High School, started playing the cello when he was only 4. His older brother played the violin and his mom is a passionate supporter of music, so it was a natural fit. Six years later, Nolan joined the Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia (SOGO) and […]

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Nisqually Middle School Students Go GREEN

  By Melanie Kallas Ricklefs On Friday, March 20, 2015 students from schools in the Nisqually and South Sound watersheds gathered to attend the 23rd Annual Student GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) Congress. These students were part of two watershed education programs, South Sound GREEN (SSG) and the Nisqually River Education Project (NREP), which […]

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