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Legislative Day for Washington Realtors

  Submitted by Dan Martinez, Broker/Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South Sound On January 22, I had the privilege of representing  Washington Realtors® at Hill Day.  Hill Day is an opportunity to learn Washington Legislature priorities, meet with our representatives, and provide feedback regarding our recommendations and concerns in support of a healthy economy and access to home ownership. […]

Christina Pennella of Olympia Pages for Lt. Governor Owen

  Submitted by Office of the Lieutenant  Governor Christina Pennella of Olympia served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 12.  Lt. Gov. Brad Owen sponsored Christina’s weeklong experience in the Legislature. “It was a pleasure to sponsor Christina this week,” said Lt. Gov. Owen. “She is a positive person and […]

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Lifelong Youth Advocate Charles Shelan to Retire After 35 Years as CEO of Community Youth Services

  Submitted by Community Youth Services Charles Shelan, who grew a fledgling Thurston County nonprofit agency into one of the largest and most comprehensive child welfare organizations between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Portland, is retiring. Today that agency, Community Youth Services, operates over 20 programs for 3,000 youth and young adults in southwest Washington. Shelan […]

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Thurston County Commissioners Release Statements on Ongoing Jail Talks

  Submitted by Thurston County Thurston County Commissioners met again with Sheriff John Snaza today to continue discussions on several budget issues regarding the county’s new jail facility. The three Thurston County Commissioners expressed their optimism on the progress of the negotiations, and released the following statements: “I’m really pleased with the progress we’ve made […]

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Help Stop the Spread of Diseases in Washington—Get Vaccinated

  Submitted by Thurston County Public Health County health officials urge vaccinations for measles, chickenpox, whooping cough and flu   Thurston County health officials are alerting the public that cases of measles, chickenpox whooping cough and the flu have been confirmed in Washington state in the last month. Health officials point out that these illnesses […]

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Westport Winery Wins Gold in San Francisco

  Submitted by Westport Winery Westport Winery earned three medals for their unique sparkling wines at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This event, the largest American wine competition in the world, boasted a record 6300 entries this year. Wines were evaluated and rated at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair the first week of January. Maritime, the winery’s sparkling […]

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Community Foundation Grants Awarded

  Submitted by The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound  The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound awarded $337,750 in discretionary grants to 59 south sound nonprofit organizations. These grants were in turn leveraged by over $238,000 from donor advised funds to causes they choose to support. In addition, The Foundation awarded $114,000 in grants […]

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Rededication of the Olympia Eagles Club Building set for Saturday, February 7

  Submitted by the Olympia Fraternal Order of the Eagles The public is invited to attend the re-dedication of the historic Olympia Eagles Club Building located at 805 4th Avenue East.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1p.m. This event marks the success of several major exterior renovations that renewed both the […]

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Insurance Agency Head Steps Down after 26 Years

  Submitted by  Barb Lally for Allstate Insurance Bill Funk, former owner of the Allstate Insurance office in Lacey on College Street, has retired after 26 years of serving the residents of Thurston County and the South Sound with their insurance needs. Bill has been a resident of the county since 1984 and first opened […]

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Adopt-a-Pet Dog of the Week

  Submitted by Adopt-a-Pet Shelter Adopt Fred and Bernard.  These big, beautiful and sweet brothers came to us together.  It seems the family was moving and didn’t want to take the dogs with them. Both boys are 6 years old and have lived with the same family most of their lives.Fred is the more social […]

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