Thurston County Chamber Announces Veteran Hiring Event

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County ChamberWhen: Friday, November 16, 2012Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Location: Olympia National Guard ArmoryAddress: 515 Eastside St SE, Olympia, WA 98501The 7th Annual Veteran Stand Down and Hiring Event will attract a large number of applicants and feature dozens of employers this year.John Moysiuk, a Veteran Representative at WorkSource Thurston County, is coordinating the event in partnership with multiple agencies and organizations in an effort to assist veterans with finding employment.In highlighting the event, John stated, “This is our 7th year organizing this Stand-Down and Hiring Event. Our mission is to provide one-stop assistance for those Veterans needing and requesting assistance to better their current circumstances. There is likely to be as many as 40 to 50 employers with over 400 job seekers attending and approximately 50 volunteers and support personnel. The hiring event will be open to the public from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.If you are an employer and have openings at your location, you are encouraged to attend this no-cost event. To reserve a booth or table at the event, please contact John Moysiuk, at: (360) 704-3614.Thurston County Chamber’s Business to Business Program is partnering with WorkSource Thurston County to promote this event. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Last Call For Open Class Foods, Art, Hobbies, And Crafts Entries…

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County FairSeveral open class contest entries are due today and through this weekend, with the final open class contest entries due Monday, July 29 at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Be sure to get your open class photography, foods, hobbies and crafts, art and flowers entered for your chance to win!Open Class Photography: 3–7 p.m. on Friday, July 26 and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27Whether you prefer landscapes or portraits, people or animals, black and white or full color, there’s an open class photography contest that has you framed perfectly. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Hobbies and Crafts: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27Quality and craftsmanship are alive and well in workshops and craft rooms throughout Thurston County. Enter your woodworking, jewelry, ceramics, dolls, models, and countless other handicrafts in dozens of hobby and craft contests. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Art: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 and 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28There’s a contest for every age and almost every medium. Bring your paintings, sketches and drawings, miniatures and sculptures ready for display. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Baking: 3-7 p.m. on Monday, July 29Enter your favorite yeast or quick breads, cakes, cookies, candies, or pies. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.Open Class Preserved Foods: 3-7 p.m. on Monday, July 29Enter your canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, jams and jellies, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods, plus many more preserved foods. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.Open Class Honey: 3-7 p.m. on Monday, July 29From Water White to Dark Amber and everything in between, test your cache of golden honey against the best in the South Sound in the open class honey contests. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for contest rules and requirements.Open Class Floral: 4–8 p.m. on Monday, July 29From aster to zinnias and everything in between, there are dozens of floral contests for cut flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs, bulbs, container gardens—the list is nearly endless. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.All of the information and details you need to compete in these final open class home contests are in the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year’s calendar of events from July 31 through August 4. Download the complete 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide at www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/exhibitor_guide.htm.For more information on the 2013 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide, contest entry forms or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Port of Olympia and Partners Restore Mission Creek Estuary

first_imgSubmitted by the Port of OlympiaAfter weeks of hard work, Mission Creek in Priest Point Park now flows freely into Budd Inlet. In fact, fish have already been spotted in the restored estuary!The project’s goal was to restore the passage of salmon and cutthroat trout along the 1.4 mile stream that flows from northeast Olympia into Budd Inlet at the southern-most end of Priest Point Park. For decades, the mouth of the creek had been blocked by an old road and debris.The project partners gathered at the park on Tuesday to celebrate the successful conclusion of the restoration. Partnering on the project were the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SPSSEG), Squaxin Island Tribe, Salmon Recovery Funding Board, City of Olympia and Port of Olympia.Also joining in the celebration were representatives from the Port of Olympia’s Citizens Advisory Committee and the East Bay Drive Neighborhood Association.In 2011, the Port put $120,000 toward the project and together with SPSSEG, applied for and received a grant from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board for the remaining $80,000. The project contractor was Sealevel Bulkhead Builders, Inc. of Kingston, Wash. Facebook85Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

St. Martin’s and JBLM Host Congressman Denny Heck at the Microsoft…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityCongressman Denny HeckU.S. Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) paid a visit this week to a class at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that is part a new partnership between Microsoft and Saint Martin’s University to provide software development and testing training to Service Members transitioning out of the military.Heck’s visit follows Microsoft’s announcement on Monday, November 4, of  the creation of the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, which offers a 16-week course to prepare Service Members to acquire the knowledge needed for technology careers such as a developer, applications engineer and IT project manager.Adjunct professors from Saint Martin’s are teaching the course, which is based on a curriculum provided by Saint Martin’s that meets the job requirements of Microsoft.Heck was especially interested in hearing feedback from the students about Microsoft’s promise that those in this first cohort who complete the program will be hired into entry-level roles as software testers by either Microsoft or Launch Consulting, the technology consulting firm administering the program.“How is that impacting your life?” asked Heck as he stood at the front of the classroom to address the class.Sergeant Jason Keefer stood up from his computer with a ready answer. “The usual transitional programs don’t give us a solid base for the job market. With a program like this, we are a lot better off because it should actually help us to get a job.”“That makes getting out of the military a lot more stable for us,” added Keefer.Staff Sergeant  Adam Citterbart, a member of the Special Army Forces who is also transitioning out of the military, told the class and Heck that his participation in the program will ensure his ability to provide for his fiancé and the couple’s four young daughters, including a newborn baby. “Being able to get into a career field after my time in the military is awesome.”Radana Dvorak, Ph.D., dean of the Saint Martin’s Extended Learning Division, which oversees the academy, says she is delighted Heck visited the class. “His appearance and support demonstrates to our men and women in the military that they are being taken seriously when it comes to their being able to get back into the civilian workforce and have a future career.”Just before he left the classroom, Heck smiled as he issued mock-stern advice to the students: “Get back to work!”Heck said later, through spokesman Roel A. Van Der Lugt, “This is a fantastic program for our service members transitioning back into civilian life. My hat’s off to those at Saint Martin’s University, Microsoft and Joint Base Lewis-McChord who have worked so hard to bring this project together.”last_img read more

Lacey’s 27th Annual Spring Fun Fair

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of LaceyEveryone is invited to the fun at the 27th annual Lacey Spring Fun Fair.  The event is a family friendly affair with crafts, entertainment, food, craft vendors, and even the Mariner’s Moose!  Mark your calendars for this tradition of fun.The Fun Fair is always held the third weekend of May on the Saint Martin’s University Campus.  This year, the fair will run May 17 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and  May 18 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.  Some of the highlights of the weekend include:KidsworldTwo stages of EntertainmentArts & Crafts, Commercial and Food VendorsPony Rides – back by popular demandCircus Train, Inflatables, Zip LineGrand Parade, Saturday 6pmCar Show – Sunday 11 am to 4pmTalent Show – Sunday 2pmHighlights:    Reptile Man, Saturday noonMariners Moose, Saturday 2pmChicken Rider, Sunday all dayWe are accepting applications now for Vendors, Sponsors, Volunteers, Talent Show and Parade Participants!  Applications and info available: www.laceyspringfunfair.com.For more information please contact us at 360-481-4393 or Email info@laceyspringfunfair.com. Visit www.laceyspringfunfair.comlast_img read more

Local Students Excel at Evergreen Math Meet

first_imgFacebook75Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictLocal students from South Sound high schools scored high during the state championship round of a national math tournament on April 12, with the majority qualifying for the national tournament, to be held May 16 in Kansas City.Olympia High School won the meet in terms of overall team scores, making them the 2014 Washington State Math Meet Champions.“The overwhelming success of the students in this round of the math meet is a wonderful thing,” said Brian Walter, math faculty at Evergreen and one of the organizers of the event. “We’re delighted some local students will go ahead and compete in Kansas City at the highest level.”The Evergreen State College, which offers a broad range of math programs, hosted the state championship round of the mathleague.org national high school math competition. Twenty students from Olympia, River Ridge, North Thurston, Henry Foss, and Capital high schools in the South Sound area competed, with fourteen qualifying for the nationals.The meet was by invitation only, open to those students who qualified in the earlier tournament held at Evergreen last fall.Here are the results of the meet:1st place overall team:                               Olympia HS2nd place overall team:                             Henry Foss HS3rd place overall team:                              North Thurston HS 1st place overall individual:         Ernest Gu, Olympia HS2nd place overall individual:        Min Choi, Olympia HS3rd place overall individual:         Henry Hua, Henry Foss HS 12th grade – 1st place:        Abby Santos, River Ridge HS12th grade – 2nd place:      Liam Lloyd, Olympia HS12th grade – 3rd place:       Hiep Can, Henry Foss HS 1st place Freshman/Sophomore team:   Olympia HS2nd place Freshman/Sophomore team:  Henry Foss HS3rd place Freshman/Sophomore team:   North Thurston HScenter_img 11th grade – 1st place:        Ernest Gu, Olympia HS11th grade – 2nd place:      Min Choi, Olympia HS11th grade – 3rd place:       Dan Tran, North Thurston HS 10th grade – 1st place:        Henry Hua, Henry Foss HS10th grade – 2nd place:      Daniel Grimm, North Thurston HS10th grade – 3rd place:       Theodore Jeremy Ong, Olympia HS 9th grade – 1st place:         Warren Gu, Olympia HS9th grade – 2nd place:        Breanna Smith, River Ridge HS9th grade – 3rd place:         Morgan Wohosky, River Ridge HSlast_img read more

Fish Tale Brewing Company Partners With Bloodworks Northwest in “PINT FOR…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Bloodworks NorthwestAll donors who register to donate blood between July 18 and July 24 at the Olympia Donor Center will receive a $5 voucher to The Fish Tale Brew Pub as part of Bloodworks Northwest’s “Pint for a Pint” program. Vouchers are non-transferrable, non-redeemable for cash, and will be mailed afterwards to donors who register to donate blood. The offer is available only for those 21 years of age and older. Vouchers may be redeemed for anything on the menu at Fish Tale Brew Pub.“We are the Northwest’s leading community blood center for more than 70 years, and we’ve been welcoming donors to our Olympia Donor Center since 1995,” said Clint Kendrick, Senior Director of Donor Services. “It’s exciting for us to partner with a local institution like Fish Tale Brewing Company to encourage more people to donate blood, and to ensure that our area hospitals are well supplied.”Tori Fairhurst, Donor Recruiter for Bloodworks Northwest, has been a regular donor for years.The donor center collects blood donations to help trauma victims, treat cancer patients, those receiving organ or bone marrow transplants and more. Bloodworks provides blood to over 90 hospitals in Washington and Oregon, including Mason General, Capital Medical Center, and Providence St. Peter Hospital. Every hospital in Mason and Thurston counties depends on Bloodworks to support their needs.Bloodworks is dedicated to saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community. Donors should call (800) 398-7888 to schedule their appointment, or visit Bloodworks online.About Bloodworks NorthwestBloodworks (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) is backed by 70 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors. We are local, nonprofit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based. A recognized leader in transfusion medicine, BloodworksNW serves patients in more than 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska — partnering closely with local hospitals to deliver the highest level of patient care. Comprehensive services include blood components, complex cross-matching, specialized lab services for organ transplants, care for patients with blood disorders, registration for the National Marrow Donor Program and collection of cord blood stem cells for cancer treatment. We’re one of the few blood centers in the U.S. doing leading-edge research on blood biology, transfusion, thrombosis and blood disorders. Patients with traumatic injuries, undergoing surgeries or organ transplantation, or receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders all depend on our services, expertise, laboratories and research. For more information, visit bloodworksnw.org. About Fish Tale Brewing CompanyAt Fish Tale Brewpub, you can enjoy a pint on the patio or dine indoors, even with the kids.From its home in beautiful Olympia, Washington, Fish Brewing Company has been hand-crafting ales of Northwest proportions since 1993. Founded by Crayne and Mary Horton and a few dozen local investors, Fish began operations humbly. With a 15-barrel brew house, two 15-barrel fermenters, and one dairy tank, we brewed for our neighbors up and down Puget Sound. Growing steadily since, Fish is now an award-winning craft brewer with distribution throughout the great Pacific Northwest and beyond. Today, three distinct brands make their home under Fish Brewing’s roof. In the beginning there were Fish Tale Ales, English-style beers born in our brewpub on Jefferson Street. It wasn’t long before our brewery outgrew its cradle, though. So in 1996, we moved brewing operations across Jefferson Street and into the historic and spacious Skoog Building.last_img read more

BCCI strategising to introduce exciting ‘Power Player’ concept in IPL

first_imgAdvertisement 9jxtfuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsav75Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E661r8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7tWould you ever consider trying this?😱1vu09cCan your students do this? 🌚m818tRoller skating! Powered by Firework BCCI are strategising to introduce an exciting concept of ‘Power Player’ in the next edition of Indian Premier League. According to the sources, the teams will not have to declare their starting eleven after the introduction of this concept. They will have to name a squad of 15 players only. Any player can be changed after the end of an over or fall of a wicket.Advertisement BCCI are trying to introduce this concept to reduce the injuries of the players before the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2020. There will be discussion about this concept in the General Council meeting of Indian Premier League on Tuesday. The review of the previous edition will also be a part of discussion in that meeting.Advertisement According to the sources, this concept is very likely to get official confirmation. It will be first applied in the upcoming Syed Ali Mustaq trophy (a domestic T20 tournament). If the concept is introduced the dynamics of the game will be completely changed. The viewers will also be able to enjoy close contests. The teams with more power hitters and specialist death bowlers in their squad will certainly get more benefit from the newly introduced rule in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.Brendon McCullum hails Williamson, Kohli as perfect guardians of cricketAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

India women seal take unassailable 3-0 lead against West Indies in 5 match T20…

first_imgImage Courtesy: West Indies CricketAdvertisement 2wx81NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse41y9qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eayv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1tqhkWould you ever consider trying this?😱8Can your students do this? 🌚ytRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jemimah Rodriguez and the bowling unit were in the spotlight as India secured an unassailable 3-0 lead against the West Indies with two more matches remaining. Advertisement Image Courtesy: West Indies CricketWest Indies women struggled to get runs as the Indian spinners kept them under check. Anuja was the first to strike in the third over after dismissing Mathews.It all went downhill for the hosts as the wickets kept tumbling. The situation changed from sad to sorry in a flash as the batting side could only muster 59/9 in their 20 overs.Advertisement Despite the small target, the Indian side were off to a wobbly start with both the in-form openers Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana inside the pavilion pretty early.Harmanpreet Kaur too was unable to contribute much after being dismissed for just 7. Jemimah Rodriguez played a patient knock of 40 off 51 deliveries to steer India home with 7 wickets to spare.Advertisement This marks India’s second T20 series on the trot after easing past the Proteas at home earlier this year.Brief scores: West Indies 59/9 in 20 overs (Chinelle Henry 11; Radha Yadav 2-6, Deepti Sharma 2-12) lost to India 60/3 in 16.4 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 40 not out; Hayley Matthews 2-7) by 7 wickets.Read Also:Drop the fear, hit the gear: Mayank Agarwal reveals the secret behind his spontaneous successInd vs Ban 1st Test 2nd Day Review: Mayank’s double ton drives India to a substantial lead Advertisementlast_img read more

A glance at the young guns who can emulate Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s…

first_imgAdvertisement yvy7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2zleWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7k46c( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8szj1Would you ever consider trying this?😱8invCan your students do this? 🌚1xewRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s twin pillars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma capped India’s extravagant year with incredible personal milestones of their own. Rohit Sharma registered the highest ever runs recorded by an opener in a calendar year while Kohli topped the run charts for this year. With the years rolling by, we will have a look at the crop of youngsters who can replicate the feat.Advertisement The subcontinent of India is known for producing talented batsmen with the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and Sachin Tendulkar to name a few. Indian skipper and his deputy have owned this decade to carve a niche of their own amongst the illustrious names.Advertisement Virat Kohli has maintained consistency during the second half of this decade with some eye-boggling numbers. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma had a landmark year having finally breached through his demons to assert himself in red-ball cricket.Prithvi ShawAdvertisement The first name that comes to mind when it comes to scoring runs in the non-International circuit is Prithvi Shaw. The U-19 World Cup-winning skipper is well known for his desire to score runs, right from a ripe young age. His talent complemented with his temperament is bound to be a recipe for success. The youngster’s quench for thirst will benefit him as he has a benchmark set for him by his seniors.Shaw has already showcased his fondness for playing out a mammoth innings right from his record-breaking score of 546 during a Harris Shield elite division match. The batsman’s consistency is also a tool that will help him emulate his seniors and try to breach the elusive record.Shubman GillYet another name that has made the rounds in regards to run-scoring is Shubhman Gill. The Kolkata Knight Riders batsman is known for his strokeplay and is on the brink of breaking out into the national team.Gill’s impressive domestic record and his adaptability towards all the formats of the game are only a few of the aspects that make him the cream of the crop. In order to amass such numbers, it is essential to stay consistent and be versatile across all the formats, in case of the right-handed batsman from Punjab, it is easy to confirm that he possesses the tools to maintain his form for a long run.Yahshasvi JaiswalIn spite of just breaking through the initial phase, Yashasvi Jaiswal has shown a lot of potential which has been duly rewarded with a List A double hundred and a lucrative IPL contract as well. The flamboyant left-hander has shown in a short space of time that he is a talent that needs to be taken notice of.His run-scoring spree which began right from his youth career has smoothly transitioned into his senior career as well. A lot of attention would be diverted to the youngster as he heads towards an important phase of his career.Read Also:Sourav Ganguly the cricketer comes out as he tweets about India’s win over the West IndiesWatch: Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf gifts match ball to Indian security guard in show of classy good will   Advertisementlast_img read more