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Buy County Fair Passes Now and Save

  Submitted by The Thurston County Fair  Buying your admission passes and carnival ride armbands in advance of this year’s Thurston County Fair will get you bushels of savings! Discount admission passes and carnival ride armbands are on sale now through Tuesday, July 28 at the Thurston County Fair Office. Get your biggest savings with […]

Furniture Works Shares Simple Decorating Tips to Update your Office

  Submitted by Furniture Works Sitting in an office all day long can get monotonous. Break through the daily rut by dressing up your office with some cool office furniture. Unless you operate your own office, you may not have total control over your office furniture. Most employers, however, won’t mind if you bring in […]

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Kim Showalter: Rob Rice Homes’ Legacy of Excellence

  Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice Homes  When Kim Showalter talks about the history of Rob Rice Homes, you get an up close and personal account of the company’s foundation, its standards of excellence and the customer care that goes into building every home. Her father, Dennis Andrews, started Gemini Homes more than […]

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Westport Winery Wins in Los Angeles

  Submitted by Westport Winery Westport Winery earned two medals at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition held in May. There were over 3000 wines entered from around the world. Fleur de Lis, the winery’s Pinot Gris made with grapes from Airfield Estates, earned a silver medal. A portion of the proceeds from this wine […]

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Olympic National Park Paradise Fire Update

  Submitted by the U.S. Forest Service The Paradise Fire continued to grow slightly on Friday, as the hot and dry weather conditions caused active burning well into the evening hours. The estimated size is now 1240 acres. Firefighters have been successful in holding the fire north of the Queets River, and the majority of […]

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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

  Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Memphis and Ripley are 2 year-old, Black Lab/Chow Chow mix brothers.  These boys have had a hard time but, since coming to the kennel, are becoming less scared and more relaxed. They are very close and love having each other for company but can be adopted separately. Memphis is […]

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Calling All Vendors for 2015 Thurston County Fair

  Submitted by Thurston County Fair  Whether you sell clothing or crafts, tools and gadgets for home and garden, or toys and trinkets that are just plain fun, the 2015 Thurston County Fair has the perfect place for vendors of all kinds to get noticed and get customers. Vendors throughout the South Sound are invited […]

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Summer Fun is Heating Up with Thurston County 4-H Programs

  Submitted by Thurston County 4-H Program School is out and the weather is warming up, which means the Thurston County “4-H Summer 4-Kids” program is just around the corner. Registration is open for the Thurston County 4-H signature summer event. The 2015 program runs from Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16 for youth […]

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Healthy Homes Grow Healthier Kids

  Submitted by Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Actions that protect and support healthy babies and young children can benefit those children their whole lives. Sadly, the flip side is also true: unhealthy conditions for babies and young children can adversely affect them throughout their lives as well. The home environment can play a […]

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Evergreen Named “Best Buy” College by Fiske Guide

  Submitted by The Evergreen State College The Evergreen State College has been named a 2016 Best Buy School by the prestigious “Fiske Guide to Colleges.” For the past 30 years Fiske has compiled an annual list of select educational institutions noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost. The guide includes more than 300 […]

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