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Thurston Economic Development Council Announces Business Recognition Awards

  Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council Thurston Economic Development Council is pleased to announce the 2013 Business Recognition Award Winners. Non-Profit Organization of the Year:  Homeless Backpacks New Business of the Year:  Forza Coffee Small Business of the Year: Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs & Spa Corporate Employer of the Year:  Sunset Air, Inc. Each year, the EDC spotlights businesses and organizations [...]

Three Athletes and One Former Coach to be Inducted into Tumwater High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

  Submitted by Tumwater Athletic Boosters The Tumwater High School Athletic Booster Club is preparing to induct four new members into their Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony to take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the main gym at the school.  The fifth annual induction ceremony will be preceded by silent and [...]

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More Time to Play at The Baywood

  Submitted by The Baywood Recently, two long term Olympia families decided that, while they loved living in Olympia and on the water, they were tired of lawn mowing and property maintenance. Bonnie and Fred Finn and Ross and Cathy Wiggins decided to build what is now Olympia’s newest and finest waterfront condominium. The building, located [...]

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Growing Support for Hydropower as Renewable, Most Practical Energy Resource for the Pacific Northwest

  Submitted by Mason County PUD No. 3 On Earth Day especially, it’s important to recognize that the Northwest is a unique region where hydropower provides 90 percent of our renewable energy and keeps the air clean. New poll results show a growing awareness of hydro’s benefits to the region’s environment and economy. When asked, [...]

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Saint Martin’s University Announces 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

  Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2014. Valedictorian Alexander Anatoliy Anderson, of North Bend, Washington, received his Associate of Science degree and high school diploma simultaneously, with highest honors at age 16, in 2012 from Green River Community College, in Auburn, Washington. He [...]

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Integrative Medicine and Seasonal Allergies

  Submitted by Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine Here in the Pacific Northwest many of us are eager for the first signs of springtime. The longer days, sunshine and blossoming flowers, shrubs and trees are a welcome sight after a soggy winter. But for many people coming out of winter’s darkness means subjecting themselves to [...]

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Energy Efficiency First Shares Eco-Friendly Heating Options

  We all love a cozy, warm home, especially during the damp winter (and fall and spring!) months in the Pacific Northwest.  However, achieving that snug house can sometimes come at a cost we aren’t prepared to pay.  There are solutions, though, to the inefficient heating systems in your home, costing you valuable dollars each [...]

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Northwest Harley-Davidson Shares What to Look for When Buying a Motorcycle

  Maybe you’ve always had a motorcycle or maybe you’ve always wanted one.  Whatever the reason, you are in the market for a new bike.  And while your friends may have their own ideas on the best motorcycle for you, it’s always a good bet to ask the experts when making a big investment such [...]

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Vacancies for Thurston County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

  Submitted by Thurston County Commissioners The Board of Thurston County Commissioners is currently recruiting for four vacancies on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of annually recommending to the Board of County Commissioners how to best use lodging tax revenues. The Committee is comprised of [...]

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Commissioners Celebrate Earth Day, Thank Volunteers

  Submitted by Thurston County Commissioners To celebrate Earth Day , Thurston County Commissioners presented their annual Earth Day proclamation at their regular weekly meeting. But with all the fanfare, flowers, costumes, dancing and dozens of special guests, today’s festivities will be remembered as something far beyond simple regular meeting proceedings. The proclamation declaring Tuesday, [...]

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