Solar Powered

By Rebekah Finn This story was originally featured in the February 2017 VOICE Magazine, published by the Thurston County Chamber. Many would say that a hot cup of coffee is essential for getting through a dark Pacific Northwest winter day. What if we could harness the natural energy around us and translate that into a…

Innovation in Education

By Natasha Ashenhurst. Note: This story was originally published in the February 2017 VOICE Magazine, published by the Thurston County Chamber. In Lacey, students are making ukuleles—from scratch. If the class stopped there, students may learn how to use woodworking tools and experience the satisfaction that comes from creating something beautiful, but crafting the instrument…

Women United Seeks Grant Proposals

Leveraging the caring power of community for women and girls in Thurston County Olympia, Wash. – Women United (formerly Women’s Leadership Council) of United Way of Thurston County is seeking proposals for funding of programs and projects from 501c3 organizations that specifically address the needs of women and/or girls who are underserved or disengaged from typical…

OLYMPIA FAMILY THEATER’S SPRING EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE FULL OF FUN AND MYSTERY!

Olympia Family Theater is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts.   Our education program motto is: Learn, Laugh, Perform!   Our…

Todd Cutts Selected as Olympia Downtown Association Executive Director

Todd Cutts Selected as Olympia Downtown Association Executive Director Todd Cutts will assume the role of Executive Director for the Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) on March 6, 2017, according to Dave Wasson, ODA Board President. Cutts brings the ODA a strong background in economic development, comprehensive planning, city redevelopment, as well as strong leadership skills…

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy

Directed by Scot Whitney Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy, a quirky comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. This production runs from March 2 – March 25, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151. Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of…