Lewis County, WAChronicle

Lewis County Recognizes Juneteenth

Lewis County commissioners this week passed a proclamation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating when enslaved African Americans in Texas finally received word of the abolition of chattel slavery — more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. “President Lincoln correctly believed...
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Lewis County, WAchamberway.com

The Master Gardener Foundation of Lewis County

The Master Gardener Foundation of Lewis County invites the public to visit one of our Demonstration Gardens, located at; Borst Park Garden in Centralia, Providence Place Garden in Chehalis, Salkum Library Garden and the Southwest Washington Fair Grounds Garden. Plant & Insect Clinic: Despite COVID restrictions, specially trained Master Gardener...
Olympia, WAOlympian

Local cities organize Juneteenth celebrations for Saturday

On June 19, 1865, enslaved Texans were freed, ending legal slavery in the United States. There are at least three new celebrations of the occasion — known as Juneteenth — in South Sound this year, including one offered in partnership with the City of Olympia. “Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, commemorates...
Rainier, WAChronicle

Rainier Community Protests in Wake of Coach Landram’s Forced Departure

Students unpacked ponchos as rain pitter-pattered across the pavement, community members stapled signs together and children lined the road as dozens of citizens protested the Rainier School District’s decision to not renew Jeremy Landram’s coaching contract on Monday, June 14. Rainier High School boys basketball players learned Thursday, June 10,...
Lewis County, WAChronicle

Letter to the Editor: If Commissioner Can’t Say Anything Nice, He Shouldn’t Say Anything at All

I am writing this letter after reading Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope’s disgusting comment in The Chronicle. He claims that he is not getting the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons; however, in the next breath he belittles the LGBTQ+ community by saying “or I can identify as a goat.” Last I checked, the Bible commands you to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:35-40) and “do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Therefore, he is quite the hypocrite.
Olympia, WAsouthsoundbiz.com

Olympia’s Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom to be Held June 19

The City of Olympia has teamed up with local community organizations to celebrate Juneteenth on June 19 at the Fertile Ground garden. The family-friendly event, which will include live music, performances, and food vendors, will be held from 1-5 p.m. It will include presentations and performances by the Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African Culture, Buffalo Soldiers, Ayan Agalu, and more.
Olympia, WAOlympian

Olympia hires new homeless response coordinator

The city of Olympia has hired a new homeless response coordinator to replace Teal Russell, who moved last month to the Crisis Response Unit. New hire Kim Kondrat may be a familiar name to those in the homeless outreach community. She previously led community outreach at Saint Michael Parish, an Olympia church that runs an overnight shelter during cold weather season.
Toledo, WAChronicle

Return of the Fun: Napavine Plans One-Day Funtime Festival

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bazaar/flea market at Independent Order of Oddfellows Trinity Rebekah Lodge #179, 111 W. Washington St. Lunch will be available for purchase. • 7 a.m. until around 11 a.m. or until sold out, breakfast at Independent Order of Oddfellows Trinity Rebekah Lodge #179, 111 W. Washington St. $10 per plate for biscuits and gravy with sausage. Bazaar/flea market until 3 p.m.
Winlock, WAhometowndebate.com

Winlock Egg Day celebrates 100 years

This year Winlock Egg Day celebrates its 100th Anniversary. The event was originally named Winlock Poultry and Egg Day by Otis Roundtree and continues to this day as a fun weekend. Many of the previous residents and graduates come back for Egg Day. It is the Winlock homecoming for many.