ThurstonTalk’s Favorite Features From This Week – 6/9/12

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Sunday morning is great for many things – lazy lounging, hot breakfasts, steaming coffee, and catching up on your favorite sources for content.  ThurstonTalk’s Sunday Summary ensures that you don’t miss any of our high profile content from the week.  Read positive information about people, businesses, and organizations doing good things in Thurston County.Start off your Sunday with ThurstonTalk.How They Do It: Ostrom’s Has Been Cultivating Nutritious, Delicious Mushrooms Since 1928I am a frequent mushroom consumer and was fascinated by the growing process.  Seriously, I had no idea and I pride myself on ‘knowing where my food comes from’.  Read up on Ostrom’s, our local mushroom growers.Robots Rule at STEM Robotics 101 CompetitionSo, not only do I not know how commercial mushrooms are grown, but I also have no knowledge of what it takes to build or program robots.  But, a slew of talented middle school students taught me.  Learn about their successes at the STEM Robotics Competition.  I can guarantee you will be impressed.Alumni Soccer Tournament Brings Olympia Community TogetherOnce you are done with your Sunday morning education, be inspired by local athletes who joined together in an alumni soccer tournament to benefit Friends of Mia, a local non-profit focused on offsetting health care costs for families affected by childhood cancer.Watch for our Sunday Summary next week.  In the meantime, be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep in touch with all the amazing stories from our community.last_img read more

Lacey Traffic: Marvin Road Overpass Gets Temporarily Reduced Lanes

first_imgFacebook349Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationTravelers who use the Marvin Road (State Route 510) overpass in Lacey are encouraged to plan ahead to help prevent delays when around-the-clock temporary changes begin as soon as the morning of Tuesday, August 20.Both directions of Marvin Road will be reduced to one through lane in each direction near I-5. The reduced lanes will be in place through mid-November. Lane reductions will return after the holiday season.The temporary changes allow crews to continue construction work that will turn the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.WSDOT needs help from drivers to keep traffic movingAllow extra time to travel through the work zone.Travel early in the morning or later in the evening.Consider rescheduling discretionary trips.Additional information about this project available at All users of this overpass are also encouraged to sign up for project updates and check for advance notification of ramp and lane closures.Featured photo credit: Chris Hamiltonlast_img read more

Danny Drinkwater’s ankle ligaments tore up in attack by 6 thugs after he hit…

first_imgAdvertisement eseNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg6eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Exh8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ukwfWould you ever consider trying this?😱5ahctrmkCan your students do this? 🌚nryRoller skating! Powered by Firework Danny Drinkwater isn’t the nicest man in soccer obviously but more often than not, the midfielder has been on the news for the wrong reasons.Advertisement Yesterday in a nightout at a club in Manchester, Drinkwater was witnessed trying to chat up the girlfriend of another professional footballer of Scunthorpe United – defender Kgosi Ntlhe.Advertisement It was then reported that a group of six men started attacking the former Leicester City player with a blunt object.A source told The Sun: “At one point he was curled up in a ball on the ground, as they repeatedly jumped up and down on his ankle and shouting, ‘Break his legs’.Advertisement “They knew he was a Premier League star and it was his livelihood. There was blood everywhere, and it was all incredibly nasty.“Danny is absolutely mortified now and realises he can no longer put himself in a position where these incidents happen, regardless of who is at fault.”This news comes not more than a while after Drinkwater was booked for drink-driving. Advertisementlast_img read more