Providence St. Peter Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Providence St. Peter Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient…

Olympia Family Theater’s production of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER blends holiday mayhem and merriment

SHAZAAM! It just isn’t Christmas without the Herdmans! The unruly Herdman kids are in the annual Christmas pageant.  The town is horrified! What ensues is laughter, tears, a small fire, and the best Christmas pageant ever. Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is proud to bring THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER back to our stage this season.…

Downtown for the Holidays

Downtown for the Holidays is a family-oriented event that welcomes the holiday season to downtown Olympia. The day is filled with fun and entertainment for all ages with most activities centered in and around Sylvester Park. Downtown for the Holidays is brought to you by the Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) and the Parking & Business…

Thurston Auditor’s office awarded 10th Annual Award for Financial Reporting Achievement

The U.S. Government Finance Officers Association awarded Thurston County the 10th annual Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The certificate is the highest form of governmental accounting and financial reporting. According to Auditor Hall, “Attaining this award represents a significant accomplishment by our county. It reflects…

Pono Payments Introduces Non-Profit Partner Program to Thurston County

Pono Payments is introducing a new Non-Profit Partner Program in Thurston County that will create an ongoing donation stream from the local business community to local non-profit organizations simply by redirecting operating fees businesses are already paying. The initial group of non-profit agencies benefiting from this program are Sidewalk, Family Support Center of South Sound,…

Nearly 400 Gather to Celebrate Scholarships

The SPSCC Foundation celebrated generosity and perseverance Monday evening during the annual Scholarship Reception.  Scholarship recipients, community donors, and college staff came together, creating an opportunity for donors and recipients to meet in person, share their stories, and make lasting connections within our community. Nearly 400 attendees listened intently as Executive Director Tanya Mote and…