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  • Eagle Scout Recognized By City Parks Director

    HolstonCity Parks Director Mark Ziegler recognized Andrew Holston for his efforts in the renovation of the City of Shelton’s Art Johnson Park. Holston showed great organization skills and follow-through to complete the installation of wood mulch, picnic table pads, and table… Read More +

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  • State Calls For Mental Health Insurance Review

    WA oicWashington's insurance commissioner has ordered all companies selling health insurance in the state to review their mental health policies in the wake of a Washington Supreme Court decision earlier this month. The court ruled that health insurers must cover certain… Read More +

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  • North Thurston Student – School Athlete Of Week

    athleteofweekSeahawks Announce the Week Seven CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), Q13 FOX (KCPQ), and Sports Authority announced today Emily Krall of North Thurston High School as the week seven CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Emily will be at CenturyLink Field during the November 2 game against the Oakland Raiders.

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More Photographers Being Hired to Capture Marriage Proposals

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_a81df78f6b.jpgLaura Pennace (NEW YORK) -- More and more grooms are popping bulbs while popping the question, say wedding photographers, who have seen a spike in requests for proposal shoots this year. "I shot my first proposal four years ago; it was one of those random things," NYC-based photographer Laura Pennace said.  "Then, since last summer there has been a huge uptick. It's so funny because I tell people that I'm basically being hired to be a total creeper."

Having chosen a destination ahead of time, the photographer usually stakes out the location, posing as a tourist or unassuming stranger to covertly snap pics leading up to the big moment. After the groom gets down on one knee and the couple shares a few private moments, the photographer then reveals him or herself. Most charge between $350 and $500 per hour.

"We've been seeing the proposal photography trend for a few years now but it's definitely increasing in popularity," TheKnot.com site director Anja Winikka said. "Beyond the ultra-romantic gesture of proposing, it doesn't get more emotional as looking at those photos and reliving the feelings of the moment all over again."

Winnika suggests using a photographer who understands what you're looking for and has experience staying hidden.

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