Ballet Northwest presents Crescendo with members of the Olympia Symphony

It is an Olympia tradition – for years Ballet Northwest has staged a ballet performance over Mother’s Day weekend. This year as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Ballet Northwest presents a groundbreaking collaboration with members of the Olympia Symphony, titled Crescendo.  The production will feature short works set to well-known orchestral pieces including Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four…

United Way of Thurston County Launches Emergency Assistance Fund to Help Those Impacted By Nisqually Flooding

It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community united. Today, United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) is mobilizing the caring power of people in Thurston County by activating its Emergency Assistance Fund, a community-wide effort to provide rapid financial assistance to families and individuals affected by the Nisqually…

Thurston Economic Development Council Receives USDA Food Hub Grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC), the Washington State University (WSU) Thurston County Extension and the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) a Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) Planning Grant to develop a Southwest Washington Food Hub. LFPP offers grant funds to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase…

Thurston County Economic Development Council Measures SPSCC Economic Impact at $930 Million

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) was recently the subject of an economic impact study generated by the Thurston County Economic Development Council. The report highlights SPSCC’s total economic impact to Thurston County, which measures $930 million and 6.9% of the Gross Regional Product. ”We take our 6,000 students and move them into the community…