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Verizon Donates $5,000 to OSDEF’s Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund

  By Kate Scriven In a morning ceremony at Marshall Middle School, Verizon Wireless VP Milt Doumit presented the Olympia School District Education Foundation with a check for $5,000 to support the foundation’s Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund (PECF). The Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund (PECF), established in 2007, provides Olympia School District principals with immediate access to […]

Additional Fire Restrictions on the Olympic National Forest

  Submitted by Olympic National Forest With the drought and wildfires continuing to tap firefighting resources in the Northwest, managers on the Olympic National Forest have re-visited the need for additional campfire restrictions. Campfires continue to be prohibited in dispersed back country sites, as well as Lena Lake, Elkhorn, Campbell Tree Grove, and Littleton Horse […]

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The Washington Center Now Collecting Items for Firefighter Supply Drive

  Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing Arts  Our beautiful state is in the midst of one of the worst wild fire seasons in history. Firefighters in Washington state are battling more than a dozen wildfires, and concerns about building destruction and a lack of resources are growing along with the blazes. Thousands […]

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Harlequin Productions Partners with Other Local Non-Profits

  Submitted by Harlequin Productions  Harlequin Productions is taking applications now through October 31, 2015 for the company’s Community Partnership Program 2016. Non-profit partners receive 150 tickets to Harlequin Productions’ final dress rehearsals, which they may sell as a fundraiser or give as thank you gifts to donors or volunteers. The program’s intention is to […]

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Community Christian Academy Receives “Excellence” Rating from Early Achievers Program

  Submitted by Northwest Christian Private Schools Community Christian Academy Preschool & Childcare is excited to announce the receipt of a quality rating of “Excellence” from the Washington State Early Achievers Program. This rating will allow for further enhancements to the program including technology upgrades and additional leading edge child care education tools. The Early Achievers Program […]

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Saint Martin’s University Women’s Basketball Finalizes 2015-16 Schedule

  Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University women’s basketball coach Tim Healy finalized the 2015-16 women’s basketball schedule that highlights 15 home games for the Saints. SMU will open its season with three exhibition games seeing The Evergreen State University on Nov. 2 in Marcus Pavilion and then will travel to Eastern Washington […]

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Washington Monthly Names The Evergreen State College Among Best Master’s Institutions

  Submitted by The Evergreen State College Washington Monthly magazine today released its 2015 College Guide, ranking the nation’s colleges and universities based on three criteria: social mobility, research and civic engagement. The Evergreen State College ranked number 31 in the nation among 673 master’s universities. Other Washington institutions in the top 100 master’s universities […]

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Family Caregiver Education Series: Returning Home

  Submitted by Home Instead Senior Care Robert, 82, recently lost his wife of 60 years. “She’s the one who took care of everything,” he thought. He remembered how she paid the bills, took care of insurance and asked all the questions at the doctor’s office. As her health failed, she even insisted on getting […]

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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

  Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton This cute little guy is Cooper, a Pomeranian mix who has experienced some very difficult times. He is about 6 years old and very sweet in spite of suffering knee problems when he was overfed and gained way too much weight for his tiny body. Our goal is to […]

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Johansen Olympia Dance Center Students Return from Prestigious Ballet Summer School Intensive Programs

  Submitted by Johansen Olympia Dance Center Every summer, students from the Johansen Olympia Dance Center drive or fly long distances to attend intensive ballet summer schools, and this year was no different. Eleven students landed spots in prestigious summer intensives, which required auditions: Olivia Breed attended Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brenna Evans […]

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