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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

  Submitted by Adopt-a-Pet Adopt Bradley. This hunk of love is a male adult Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees who is one of the most gentle souls you will ever meet. He is a dream to walk on his leash and always happy to go where ever you want.Bradley was found as a stray and was malnourished when […]

WDFW Approves Razor Clam Dig Starting March 2

  Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Clam diggers can return to two coastal beaches Monday (March 2) through Thursday (March 5) to dig razor clams during a month packed with potential digging opportunities. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig at Long Beach and Twin Harbors after […]

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Vantage Physicians Explain Adult Vaccinations

  Submitted by Vantage Physicians With the news of measles, mumps, and influenza outbreaks we have had several phone calls about vaccinations for adults.  The need for immunizations doesn’t end when you become an adult.  Immunity from previous vaccinations can wear off, placing you at risk for evolving diseases.  Vaccines are as important to your […]

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Blade-Free Laser Cataract Surgery Comes to Clarus Eye Centre

  Submitted by Clarus Eye Centre At Clarus Eye Centre, we’re excited to announce the arrival of the area’s first femtosecond laser designed to enhance an already successful cataract procedure.  Cataract surgery has never been so accurate. Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible vision loss in the United States.  Over three million cataract procedures […]

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WDVA Receives Pillar of Excellence Award

  Submitted by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs On February 24, 2015, the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs was honored to receive a prestigious Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs President and […]

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Restaurant Rescue – Preventing Food Waste and Helping End Hunger in Our Community

  Submitted by Thurston County Solid Waste An innovative new program called Restaurant Rescue collected over 25 tons of edible surplus food from local restaurants and schools last year. This food was transported to the Thurston County Food Bank and repackaged into healthy meals for needy families. The program is a unique partnership between government, […]

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FirstLight HomeCare to Change Smoke Detector Batteries for Seniors

  Submitted by FirstLight HomeCare FirstLight HomeCare, a provider of quality, affordable, non-medical in-home care for adults, has launched Spring Assist, a program to prevent seniors from falling by offering to change smoke detectors batteries for free this spring. Twice a year we are encouraged to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. Smoke detectors […]

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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

  Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet Meet Humvee.  This loyal four-year-old black Labrador Retriever was given up by his owner who could no longer give him the love and care he deserves. He’s a volunteer favorite because he walks so well on a leash. This big love of a dog is also good with other dogs, kids […]

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Port Blakely Accepting Applications for Environmental Education Grants

  Submitted by Port Blakely Schools that participate in Port Blakely Tree Farms’ environmental education program are encouraged to apply for one of four grants. The maximum amount of each grant is $500, to be awarded in June 2015. Port Blakely Tree Farms started the grant program in 2011 to help elementary schools provide environmental […]

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Nisqually Reach Nature Center Wins Environmental Awards

  Submitted by Nisqually Reach Nature Center The Nisqually Reach Nature Center (NRNC), located in Olympia, Washington, received two awards that were announced Wednesday at the annual meeting in Richmond, BC, of the Washington-British Columbia chapter of the American Fisheries Society. NRNC was recognized as both Conservation Organization of the Year and Volunteer Organization of […]

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