Free Community Health Education Seminar & Dinner at Summit Pacific Medical Center

Elma, Washington – The community is invited to attend a free community health education dinner on Friday, October 17th, from 4pm to 5pm at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma (600 East Main Street). The class, “What YOU Need to Know About Strokes,” will be led by Fawn Ross, ARNP and Stroke/Telestroke Coordinator at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Guests will be able to enjoy a free dinner during Ross’ presentation.

Ross’ presentation will touch on what a stroke is, who they affect, how they affect your body, and the life-saving responses one should take if having or witnessing somebody else having a stroke. Ross will also walk guests through what a stroke victim can expect upon arriving at the emergency department, including a demonstration on the Telestroke Robot used at facilities, like SPMC, that participate in the Telestroke Network. A question and answer session will follow.

Summit Pacific Medical Center has hosted a series of similar community health education seminars on the fourth Friday of every month all year. It appears there will be no classes in November and December at this time. However, the health education dinners are scheduled to resume in January 2015, with the 4th Friday of the Month schedule. Please visit to see any scheduled changes, cancelations, and/or updates.

October 7, 2014

Special Meeting Of The Olympia Heritage Review Committee

Olympia Heritage Commission’s Heritage Review Committee to hold special meeting October 13, 2014. The Heritage Review Committee, a sub-committee of the Olympia Heritage Commission, will meet on Monday, October 13, 2014 to review a building permit application (#14-3202).  This meeting will be held at 12:00 (noon) at 600 Capitol Way N, the former Georgia-Pacific Plywood Company Office, a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  October 7, 2014

Kitsap Commissioners Host Series Of Forums For Local Ferry Commuters

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners are hosting two more ferry forums in partnership with the cities of Bremerton and Bainbridge Island and Ferry Advisory Committee members. . Upcoming meetings are set in Kingston (10/7 at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue. Meeting begins at 6:15 p.m.) and Southworth (10/9 at Harper Church. Meeting begins at 6 p.m.) These meetings explore several ferry system issues of particular interest including: communications, vessels, fares/tariffs, schedules, service standards, parking and terminals. Follow the link below for more information. Click here for more information

Mason Transit Authority Proposing Service Changes

Shelton, WA - Mason Transit Authority (MTA) will hold two public hearings to take public comment about proposed service changes for 2015.  There are three projects being proposed that will impact all routes, as well as Link service.  

Proposed changes under Project One include realigning Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 to serve the Transit-Community Center once it opens; modifications to Routes 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8 to improve connections and running times; and eliminating Routes 9 and 10, then reallocating the funds used for those two routes to create a new route that would connect the Mountain View area to downtown Shelton while also adding service to the Capital Hill area, Mason County Association Senior Center, and extending service down Railroad Avenue.