Masterworks Sings Sinatra!

Masterworks Choral Ensemble wraps up its 33rd season with a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes on June 14th at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia. The community choir under the direction of Gary Witley will present a lively line-up of Frank Sinatra favorites.

Starting his music career in the 1940s swing era and continuing into the 1990s, Sinatra grew in popularity from an idol of youth to a legend of style. The choir will conjure up his smooth mix of swing and suave with songs like “Night and Day,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “New York, New York.”


North Mason School District Superintendent Candidate Interviews

The North Mason School District Board of Directors will be having special board meetings on May 14th, 15th and 16th, 2014 to conduct superintendent candidate interviews. One candidate will be interviewed each evening. Meetings are held at the District Administration Office, 71 E Campus Drive, in Belfair. The public is invited to interact with the candidates at 6:15.   Everyone is welcome!  The board interviews will begin at 7:15 pm.  The public is invited to observe the interviews only. The agenda and supporting documents are available by clicking here School Board Meeting Material or you may request them at the district office.


New Habitat Donation Station at Thurston County Waste & Recovery Facility

If you have usable building materials and household goods, donating them for a good cause just got easier. A South Sound Habitat for Humanity drop-off site is now open at the Waste and Recovery Center's Recycling Facility. Thurston County Solid Waste funded the start-up costs for the new site through a grant from the Department of Ecology.

The Recycling Facility contains Habitat and Goodwill donation stations and recycling for plastic, glass, paper, cardboard and Styrofoam. Hazardous materials can be taken to the HazoHouse and there are even stations for used motor oil, oil filters, and used cooking oil.


“FreshPaper” Joins Thurston County’s Waste Less Food Initiative

Discounts, bonus products available for Thurston County residents to keep produce fresh. Fresh produce is good for us. Unfortunately, it is the food that households toss out the most because it can go bad so fast. That results in a big waste of money and resources. Wouldn’t it be nice keep your fruits and vegetables fresher longer?

Thurston County Solid Waste launched the “Waste Less Food” campaign this past March to reduce the amount of edible food that residents throw out. As part of the campaign, the county has partnered with the social enterprise company Fenugreen, which manufactures a product called FreshPaper. Biodegradable, compostable, and infused with organic spices, FreshPaper looks like a square coffee filter, smells a little like maple syrup and will keep your produce fresh two to four times longer than normal. Since the launch of FreshPaper in 2010, Fenugreen’s innovative product has won rave reviews from customers and media across the country, and garnered numerous awards.