Good GRuB: What's good for the youth is good for the community

Empowering people as individuals ultimately empowers a community. GRuB is a grassroots organization dedicated to nurturing our youth, who in turn nurture the land, and somehow it all comes full circle.

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The 82nd Annual Pet Parade in Olympia

On Saturday, August 20, 2011 is Olympias 82nd annual Pet Parade. Yes, for 81 years this delightful event has been a part of Olympia's summer family fun - fun for human and non-human family members. Observers are welcome to bring pets, too. As long as they're comfortable being around other animals. The Olympia Pet Parade is one of those charming happenings that makes Olympia feel more like a small town than a capitol city.

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Summer is...Concerts at the Gorge

There's no denying that trucking over to Eastern Washington for a Summer concert at the Gorge is one of the perks of being an Olympian. What a venue! The river, the hills...the music. What about you? Have you been to the Gorge? Where did you sleep? And, most importantly, who did you see?

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Our Olympia: Sand in the City and Make Olympia

Ah, Olympia. There’s no place like it on Earth, I mean that sincerely. I’ve had some amazing opportunities to travel the world. My military commitments dispatched a younger me to the rugged mountains and chaotic streets of Seoul, South Korea, the cobbled and storied avenues of Savannah and London, the biergarten houses of Bavaria, and the breathtaking costal paradises of Amalfi and Capri. For me, Olympia is a microcosm of all those places rolled into one - its a dream land.

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Baby Boot Camp - First Class Free!

Baby Boot Camp® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for prenatal and postnatal women. Our unique program provides expecting women with the opportunity to maintain an optimal, healthy weight during their pregnancy as well as help new moms lose their extra pregnancy weight. Because our program is stroller-based, mom has the bonus of getting into shape while continuing a healthy bond with her child and eliminating the need of a babysitter.

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Reduced Price Compost Bins Available for Thurston Residents

OLYMPIA -- Thurston County Solid Waste and Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County are teaming up to offer residents the opportunity to purchase reduced price compost bins. The Biostack and Earth Machine compost bins are both available now at the reduced prices while supplies last.

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A Building's Soul

Home is a powerful archetype. Home is a place of refuge, warmth and safety. At its best, it nurtures and feeds the soul. It requires that we pay attention to it's heating, electrical, moisture and air quality maintenance to prevent discomfort. At worst, it needs costly repairs to keep it as a worthwhile structure. But deeper in the psyche, it represents what we really are. It represents the body we wear... our soul's garment.

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