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Artesians Hire Clubs First USL Women’s Coach

On the eve of New Years Oly Town signs women’s soccer coach Chris Wells to lead the Artesians in their inaugural USL W League season in the United Soccer League. The head coaching announcement comes three months after USL soccer based in Florida made their own signal to the nation that expansion westward would occur in…

SPSCC’s Clipper eSports Ready to Compete This Winter Season

Beginning in February, South Puget Sound Community College’s (SPSCC) Clipper eSports will be competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association eSports (NJCAAe) in Valorant, a tactical first-person shooter. “We’re proud of our progress so far during the first split of this season. We qualified for the invite league, made it to playoffs, and placed…

Dr. Mary Frances Berry to Speak at SPSCC’s MLK Lecture This January

South Puget Sound Community College welcomes to Olympia Dr. Mary Frances Berry as the featured speaker for the 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture.   One of the most visible and respected activists in the cause of civil rights, gender equality, and social justice for more than four decades, Dr. Berry will share her lecture, Making…

Providence Community Care Center shifting operations to Street Medicine

In 2014, the Providence Southwest Washington Foundation Board presented an idea to the Providence operations team to fund behavioral health services for the most vulnerable individuals in our community. The goal was to ease the way of these individuals who would normally utilize the Providence Emergency Department. Under the direction of the Providence operations team…

SPSCC Foundation Awards Over $900,000 in Financial Aid This Year

In 2022, the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Foundation has awarded students $662,040 in scholarships in addition to $238,576 in grants, totaling an estimated $900,616. These funds are made available by generous donors who support the college through initiatives including the Foundation’s Student Success Campaign. Of the scholarship recipients, 36% were first-generation college students…

January Chamber Forum: State of the Communities

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 11:30, Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder, Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan, Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby, Yelm Mayor Joe DePinto, Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier and Thurston County Commissioner Carolina Mejia will collectively present a State of the Community Address brought to the community by the Thurston County Chamber. During the event, representatives…

The Thurston County Bus Buddy Program

The Thurston County Bus Buddy Program is part of Catholic Community Services, funded by a grant from the Department of Transportation while working closely with the folks at Intercity Transit. Everyone is eligible to work with a bus buddy, although we tend to help seniors who can no longer drive, new people who just moved…

Nominate a Red Cross Hero

Calling all Heroes! Do you know a hero? Someone who has saved a life, made our community a safer place or gone above and beyond to help someone in need in Washington? The American Red Cross is accepting hero nominations for next year’s 2023 Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, March 23 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Seattle. At the American…

Saint Martin’s University Proudly Recognizes Sgt. Armando Garcia Jr. As the 14th America’s Service Heroes Scholarship Recipient

Sergeant Armando Garcia Jr., a member of the U.S. Army, was chosen by Saint Martin’s University as its 14th recipient of the America’s Service Heroes Scholarship. The award was announced on Nov. 5, 2022, at the Saint Martin’s Gala, the University’s annual major scholarship fundraising event. “Saint Martin’s University is committed to educating active-duty service…

Free Construction Bootcamp Training Program Through the New Olympia Career Hub

Are you a resident of Olympia interested in a construction career? Do you want to receive free training and receive your necessary certifications? Do you want a living-wage job? Thanks to the City of Olympia funding, the Olympia Career Hub has spots available in the Olympia Career Hub’s Construction Bootcamp. Training starts in January 2023…