Community Kitchen Serves Its Last Meal

comkitchen closedThis morning the Community Kitchen served breakfast for the last time. The Kitchen, located on 2nd street in Shelton has been operated for the past 14 years by Ken Benjamin under the 5013c tax shield of United Charitable Programs (UCP).

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City Of Shelton Can Form TBD

sheltoncom2014The Shelton City Commission gave final approval to form a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) with a 3 - 0 decision.  The action today will allow the city to form the TBD. How the district is funded is another decision. There are several funding options available to the commission.  The next step will be determining the option that fits the need of Shelton and its citizens.  The commission will seek and listen to constituents prior to taking any action.

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Downtown Shelton Visioning Process

shelton maps(Shelton News Release) -The City of Shelton is partnering with the Shelton/Mason County Chamber of Commerce to complete a Downtown Vision Plan which will be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan to help revitalize and energize our historic downtown. The Visioning process is anticipated to result in a community based vision and action plan for downtown that builds on previous planning efforts and capital projects to support multimodal access throughout the area while enticing additional economic development opportunities for businesses in the downtown core.

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A Night Of Royal Acclaim For SHS Students

CoronationOn Saturday night the pageant and coronation of royalty for 2015's Forest Festival was held. In the crowded Performing Arts Building of the Shelton High School this year's winners were awarded beautiful tiaras to represent their new positions. Though they may find the college scholarships more useful in the long run.

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Thurston County Moving Its Way Up State Health Charts

emerg signAccording to the annual County Health Rankings report released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Thurston County is moving up the rankings to eighth out of Washington’s 39 counties when it comes to community health. This compared to the 2012 ranking of fourteenth.

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Olympia Apartment Fire Caught By Automated Alarm

OlyFireNeighbors of an Olympia apartment complex called 9-1-1 around 11p.m. about a fire in one of the units. Fortunately, they'd already been beaten to the report.

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Fighting Hunger: The 9th Annual Empty Bowls Project

bowls2014The Empty Bowls event culminates with a meal and a viewing of all the creative bowls on Thursday, April 2. All attendees will be able to choose a bowl to keep for a donation of $10 and have soup and bread from one of the participating restaurants. Everyone is invited to join the fun at the Shelton Civic Center from 5 to 7PM.

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