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Friday is Military Appreciation Day at the Fair

  Submitted by Thurston County Fair The Thurston County Fair is honoring the men and women who proudly serve in the military with special Military Appreciation Day discounts on Friday, August 1. Fairgoers who present their military ID at the fair gate can get $2 admission tickets to the fair on Friday, August 1. Davis [...]

City of Olympia Launches Pilot Program for Pesticide Free Parks

  Submitted by City of Olympia Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation has recently implemented a Pesticide Free Parks Pilot Program in several neighborhood parks. The Park Stewardship program is looking for volunteers to help steward these parks and contribute to the success of the program. Volunteer opportunities are available in the following parks. Call 360.753.8365 for more [...]

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Westport Winery Creates Nirvana

  Submitted by Westport Winery Westport Winery has created its first ultra-premium wine called Nirvana. Made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes from Mays Discovery Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills, this wine was blended by a select group of their wine club members and the Roberts family in March. The tasting notes describe this [...]

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Thurston County Commissioners Hire New Head of Public Works

  Submitted by Thurston County Thurston County Commissioners are pleased to announce the hiring of a new Director for the County Public Works Department.  Ramiro A. Chavez will assume the duties from Donavan Willcut who is retiring at the end of August. Chavez leaves the post of Transportation Division Manager with Pierce County Public Works to [...]

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Thursday is Kids Day at the Thurston County Fair

  Submitted by Thurston County Fair Thursday is another day packed with events, entertainment and fun for the whole herd at the Thurston County Fair. Thursday is Kid’s Day at the fair, and that means you can save with the whole herd when you celebrate summer with Sammy Steer! Thursday, July 31 is the return [...]

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Decorative Planting Pots Solve Landscaping Dilemmas

  Submitted by The Plant Place Nursery Decorative planting pots might just be the solution to your landscaping dilemma.  Don’t have the square footage or the time and energy for a fully landscaped yard?  Do you need a color spot or cheery addition to your patio or balcony? Heavy duty glazed or rustic ceramic pots [...]

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Olympia Brew Fest Toasts Our Local Brewing Heritage

  Submitted by Port of Olympia Olympia Brew Fest returns to Port Plaza on Saturday, August 2, with a bevy of brews to please guests while net proceeds benefit small business development in Thurston County. Guests celebrate our community’s brewing heritage with over 30 breweries, 60 different beers, great food and live music on the [...]

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140 Free Family Activities During the Hands On Children’s Museum Sand in the City

  Submitted by Hands On Children’s Museum The South Sound’s largest family festival, Sand in the City®,  is bringing expert sand sculptors from the West Coast to captivate festival-goers at its first Masters’ Exhibition. The masters will soak, stomp and shake sand into works of art Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 24, at the [...]

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Blues Brothers Tribute Band Plays ‘Music on the Plaza’

  Submitted by Port of Olympia The Blues Power Revue – “Jake and Elwood” and a seven-piece band – will play a dynamite show at Port Plaza on August 1 at 7:00 pm.  The seasoned musicians and impersonators offer all the hits and humor that made American cultural icons of the one and only Blues [...]

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Rochester’s Karlee Olive Featured in National Commercial for Staples

  Submitted by Central Washington University Rochester’s Karlee Olive, a student at Central Washington University and captain of the CWU Dance Team, is one of eight CWU dancers featured in a Staples back-to-school TV commercial airing nationwide. Olive, who is studying recreation and tourism at CWU in Ellensburg, and the other dancers earned their four [...]

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