EVENTS and NEWS
Thank You! - A big round of applause and bravos for everyone who came out on Saturday, August 15 to rejuvenate the heat-stressed Joy Avenue pathway and garden. We hauled away a huge truck load of weeds and laid down three large loads of chips. We are now certainly looking our best for the Love our Local fest. We'll be scheduling another work party in the Fall and hope you'll be able to join us.
SarahJoy Smith wrote us up on Thurston Talk, a local website serving the greater Thurston County area. Check out her impressions here. Thank you, SarahJoy, for sharing your observations!
Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free.
Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
People are using Nextdoor to:
Quickly get the word out about a break-in
Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
Track down a trustworthy babysitter
Find out who does the best paint job in town
Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
Find a new home for an outgrown bike
Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.
Taken from www.nextdoor.com
Welcome Mural project...
San Francisco and Puget streets. Below is a collage with photos representative of the wall's recent condition, starting from lots of tags in the upper left to the finishing touches made by artist Carrie Ziegler, in the bottom right corner. A great big thank you to ALL who participated. Together we make this a vibrant and caring community.
ThurstonTalk.com thinks we're "Ultra Cool"!
Want to Stop Receiving Ad Flyers in Your Front Yard?
Those rolled and wrapped flyers that appear in your front yard or driveway can be stopped. The Olympian distributes the "Extra" paper to non-subscribers of The Olympian. The best and quickest way to get the paper stopped is for the homeowner call customer service and request a stop. 1-800-905-0296. The paper carriers should then be directed by circulation managers to stop delivering these papers.
Jim Diers, the former director of Seattle's Office of Neighborhoods, recently visited Olympia to share his vision about the power of neighbors working together to transform their neighborhoods and communities. His humorous, engaging, thoughtful, and inspirational presentation is now posted on the City of Olympia's website at City videos. Just click on "Other City Videos" and then choose Jim's presentation. For more information about Jim and his work, visit: http://home.comcast.net/~jimdiers/index.html
New Olympia Walking Paths website
A local Olympian neighbor has set up a fabulous website detailing interesting walks and simple hikes in our area. This link will take you to one of his most recent entries--our very own most wonderful Mission Creek Nature Park: http://walkolympia.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/mission-creek-nature-park/
Have you heard of StreetBank?
It’s all about lending, giving away and skill sharing...in your own neighborhood. It's a website that allows you to see all that your neighbors are giving away or lending. It's a kind of giant attic, garden shed, toolkit, library or DVD collection for you and anyone living within 1000 yards of your home. And it's all free. How it works Here's an example: Daniel needs a tall ladder to fix his gutters. He joins streetbank by entering his zipcode and offering to share some thing or skill and finds that Marie has put her ladder up to lend. Now his gutters are clean and he knows someone new in his neighborhood! Learn all about this UK-based* & inspired website: streetbank.com *it's LOCAL -- really. Check it out.
View Jim Diers' Inspirational Presentation Online