Permanent, Supportive Housing for Veterans

Mason County will receive $200,000 from a capital budget appropriation to create permanent, supportive housing for Mason County Veterans.  This is in addition to the $100,000 in funds that were designated towards veterans housing by the Mason County Commissioners in late 2015. The 2016 annual homeless point-in-time count in Mason County showed a 55% increase in…

TUMWATER’S 4TH OF JULY: PARADE ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED

29th Annual Independence Day Parade – Monday, July 4, 11:00am: Tumwater’s 29th Annual Independence Day Parade will be held on Monday, July 4 with the theme: “Make a Difference.”  Tumwater Parks and Recreation is currently seeking entries for the parade. For a parade entry form and information packet, visitwww.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade or call (360) 754-4160. Entry deadline is Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00pm.…

ACU RECEIVES THREE DIAMOND AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING MARKETING ACHIEVEMENTS

DuPont, WA – ACU was recently honored with three Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards…

Olympia Christian School Launches New Chapter of National Junior Honor Society with Two Inductees

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Olympia Christian School (OCS) inducted Aldercy Ramirez-Diaz, 8th grade, and Isaac Roy, 7th grade into the newly formed OCS chapter of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society. This organization was formed in 1929 to encourage junior high students to promote scholarship and character development and to pursue membership in the…

The Science of Hope

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Chan Hellman, one of the leading Hope researchers, to Thurston County! TWO FREE DAYS of EDUCATIONAL & INSPIRATIONAL WORKSHOPS! Monday, April 25 9-11AM – Building Hopeful Communities Relating Hope theory and science to the Thurston Thrives framework and community collective impact. Intended audience: Thurston Thrives leaders and stakeholders, nonprofit board…

Earth Day Volunteer Project

Tumwater Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the PARC Foundation to celebrate Earth Day with a fun and rewarding volunteer work party.  Join us to remove invasive plants and debris, at Tumwater Historical Park. Saturday, April 23 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tumwater Historical Park 802 Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater WA 98501 Tools, gloves,…

Lighthouse Lookout Construction Begins at Hands On Children’s Museum

OLYMPIA — The Hands On Children’s Museum has selected Mike Auderer, president of Olympia Construction, as the contractor for the much-anticipated Lighthouse Lookout exhibit opening in late spring in the museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center. The 30-foot-tall lighthouse was designed by Mort James III, AIA, and will be a featured highlight in the museum’s popular half-acre…

ACU Hosting Free Shred Day

April 16th, 2016 – Lakewood, WA – America’s Credit Union (ACU) is hosting a Shred Day at their Lakewood branch located at 6310 Mt. Tacoma Drive SW from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on April 16th. This is the perfect time to shred unwanted documents securely. Each person can bring up to three bags or…