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New Saint Martin’s Team Ranks 4th Among Northwest Schools in Ethics Bowl Tournament

  Submitted by Saint Martin’s University The Saint Martin’s Ethics Bowl squad made a strong showing this past weekend at the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl competition at Seattle Pacific University. Saint Martin’s finished as semi-finalists in a field of 14 teams from universities that included the University of Puget Sound, Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University, [...]

Uhlmann to Expand Under New Name at New State of the Art Dealership

  Submitted by Uhlmann Ford and Uhlmann RV Uhlmann Ford and Uhlmann RV are happy to announce they will be renamed to Awesome Ford and Awesome RV effective December 1, 2014. The name change is part of a rebranding initiative to better align the company’s name with its current operations and take the company into [...]

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Isthmus Building Demolition Set to Begin on December 1

  Submitted by City of Olympia The City of Olympia, in a collaborative joint training opportunity with Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), will be demolishing a 7,900 square foot commercial building located at 505 4th Avenue starting Monday, December 1, 2014. The JBLM 555th Engineering Brigade will be deconstructing the building in two phases:  Phase One – [...]

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Westport Winery Wins at American Wine Society’s 47th Annual Conference

  Submitted by Westport Winery Going Coastal, the wineries most award-winning selection, brought home a gold medal. This sparkling Gewürztraminer is brisk and bright, like a spring sea breeze. The winery suggests this be enjoyed with a slice of their homemade raspberry cream pie and accompanied by the song Champagne by Andrea Bocelli. A portion [...]

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Three Student Groups Win Project Grants from TOGETHER!

  Submitted by TOGETHER!  Three high school groups have been awarded grants of $1,000 each from TOGETHER! to fund youth health projects they themselves have devised. The projects address issues that create barriers to the health, safety and success of youth in Thurston County. Applications were reviewed by a committee made up of both youth [...]

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LASIK Eye Surgery: Friend or Foe?

  Submitted by Clarus Eye Centre Since its inception in the 1990s, LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) has successfully given millions of people excellent vision without glasses.  However, as with any surgery, early complications created a public awareness that LASIK is, in fact, surgery.  Despite the high satisfaction rate, there were patients who suffered from disabling [...]

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Elderly at Risk in Extreme Cold

Submitted by Olympia Home Instead Senior Care The extreme temperatures and snow of winter can be particularly dangerous for older adults. The elderly and those with heart disease are at special risk, according to the American Heart Association. As people age, their ability to maintain a normal internal body temperature often decreases. Because elderly people seem [...]

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Galerie Fotoland presents Evergreen Faculty Ken Tabbutt: Through the Eye of a Geologist

Submitted by The Evergreen State College Galerie Fotoland  Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another – John Muir In his first photography exhibition, member of the [...]

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Shop Local, Give Local at Holiday Bazaar Donation Stations

  Submitted by The Thurston County Fair The Thurston County Fair’s annual Holiday Bazaar is your chance to shop local and give local this holiday season. Along with all the locally crafted treasures and treats, the Holiday Bazaar will have donation stations for the Thurston County Food Bank and for Community Youth Services so that [...]

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Fitness Ablaze: Fat Loss 101

Submitted by Fitness Ablaze  Here at Fitness Ablaze the most common goal mentioned is achieving fat loss. People want to lose fat, gain lean muscle, which will ultimately make them look and feel better. We are always excited to help each individual who begins one of our programs. Sometimes the first step is educating individuals [...]

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