Evergreen Recognizes DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange for Commitment to Public Service

The Evergreen State College recognized Cheryl Strange ‘88, Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, with the Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday, October 17. The award was presented during Return to Evergreen, the college’s annual homecoming event.   The award is named after Joe Dear ‘77, an accomplished Evergreen graduate and lifelong advocate of the college, who dedicated his life…

Oly Arts Magazine Named Best Multiplatform Arts Publication (USA) in the 2020 Media Innovators Awards

OLY ARTS magazine announced today that it has been named the Best Multiplatform Arts Publication (USA) in the 2020 Media Innovators Awards by Corporate Vision. CV launched the original Media Innovator program in 2019 to celebrate innovation and creativity in the media landscape, recognizing industry leaders who are adapting to the changing needs of the consumers…

North Thurston Education Foundation’s ‘Because of You’ Annual Fundraiser Set to be a Virtual Week of Giving October 23 through October 30, 2020

School looks very different this year and North Thurston Education Foundation (NTEF) is busier than ever. The pandemic has created new challenges for North Thurston Public Schools’ (NTPS) families and students related to child care, accessing school supplies and finding adequate tools for remote learning. Despite the obstacles, the Foundation remains committed to helping the…

New Grant Funding for Restaurants and Retailers Now Available

Thanks to a new infusion of CARES Act funding from Thurston County, Thurston Strong has expanded funding support available to local organizations, including retail and restaurants. Independently-owned retail and restaurant operators have experienced an outsized economic impact during the pandemic. According to data from Washington State Employment Security Department, 35 percent of layoffs are tied…

Thurston Chamber’s 2020 Voter’s Guide

Election officials expect voter turnout in November to be excellent, with record numbers of voters at the national, state and local levels. Presidential and races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and Auditor, Attorney General, Insurance and Lands Commissioners, and Superintendent of Public Instruction all help drive interest and turnout. Several critical…

Take School on the Road this Fall with Experience Olympia & Beyond’s ‘Read. Watch. Go’ Curriculum

Forget about Zoom calls and screens; it’s time to rejuvenate and feel inspired through a back-to-basics and unconventional approach to hands-on learning. Throughout the Olympia region, fun, educational and mindfully crafted, one-of-a-kind experiences await. Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids over a long weekend, take a day trip with a spouse or loved one or…