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Dr. Louise Boxill at Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine Now Accepting New Patients

  Submitted by Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine Born in Barbados, Dr. Boxill is from a family that lives very close to the land, believes in nurturing healthy relationships, and promoting healing by natural means when possible. She chose to pursue degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and as a Nurse Practitioner because of her desire to [...]

Westport Winery Creates Wave of Hope

  Submitted by Westport Winery As part of their outdoor sculpture garden Westport Winery has commissioned four new sculptures to commemorate their recently launched line of hard apple ciders benefitting Mercy Ships. All of these sculptures will be installed in the winery’s new Inspiration Garden. The four ciders are named Mercy, Courage, Grace and Hope. [...]

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Harlequin Production’s Scenes in Progress: Student Showcase

  Submitted by Harlequin Productions The students of Harlequin Productions’ Conservatory for Young Actors have spent six weeks studying subjects including Scene Work, Voice & Diction, Movement, Monologue, Classical Acting & Rehearsing, Shakespeare, Improvisation, Stage Combat, Costume Design, Set Design, Sound Design, Lighting Design, and more! On July 30, these students will present their final [...]

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First Fair Contest Due Dates Approaching Fast

  Submitted by Thurston County Fair Home Arts, Preserves, Beverages Due July 21 Several open class contest entries are Monday, July 21 at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Be sure to get your open class home arts, preserves and beverage entries in for your chance to win! Open Class Home Arts: Monday, July 21 from 3–7 [...]

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Advisory Posted at Burfoot Park Beach

Submitted by Thurston County Beach remains open, but advisory signs posted   Thurston County health officials are posting swimming advisory signs at the beach at the Burfoot Park as a precaution after recent testing showed elevated levels of bacteria in the water. The beach is not closed, but health officials are recommending that people and [...]

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Help the City of Olympia Choose a New Playground for Sunrise Park

  Submitted by City of Olympia The playground equipment at Sunrise Park, a neighborhood park in West Olympia, has reached the end of its life and will soon be replaced. Five different vendors have submitted design proposals and the City wants your help selecting the most best one! Visit olyspeaks.org to watch a short intro video, view the five design [...]

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Port Invests in Small Cities’ Economic Development Projects

  Submitted by Port of Olympia Projects in each of Thurston County’s small, incorporated cities will receive an economic boost from Port of Olympia in 2014. Bucoda, Rainier and Yelm will each receive $10,000 and Tenino will receive $5,000. The Port Commission approved the funding awards at their July 14th meeting. The intention of the [...]

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Troy Nichols Named Executive Office of Olympia Master Builders

  Submitted by Olympia Master Builders Olympia Master Builders (OMB) announced that Troy Nichols has been selected, and will begin serving, as Executive Officer of the five-county region building industry association at the beginning of August. Nichols comes to OMB after nearly 20 years of experience in government and political affairs, including the past five [...]

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Meals on Wheels Calls for Help, Funding Cuts Leave Seniors Hungry

  Submitted by Senior Services for South Sound On July 9, Senior Services for South Sound (SSSS) started a waiting list for seniors in need of Meals On Wheels (MOW) in Mason or Thurston Counties. This means that community elders in need of a home-delivered meal who are not already enrolled in the program as [...]

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Experienced Planner, Kell McAboy, Joins SCJ Alliance

  Submitted by SCJ Alliance Kell McAboy, AICP has joined SCJ Alliance as a Senior Planner. SCJ is a consulting firm specializing in transportation planning and design, civil engineering, and land use/environmental planning. “Kell thrives in working through complex regulatory environments, finding solutions that benefit both the community and individuals and that are legally defensible,” [...]

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