February 29, 2008

UNIQUE FILM “WATER” OPENING IN YELM FOR WORLD WATER DAY


“In 1992, the UN General Assembly designated March 22 as “World Water Day” to draw international attention to the critical lack of clean, safe drinking water worldwide.
In 2007, 69 cities across the United States passed resolutions acknowledging March 22 as World Water Day.
World Water Day is an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the plight of the more than 1 billion people world wide that lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Celebrated since 1993, World Water Day was designated in 1992 when the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a resolution. With each passing year, the observance has grown larger and stronger,” quoting the World Water Day website.


THE FILM “WATER” OPENS IN YELM MARCH 21ST AND RUNS THROUGH APRIL 3RD
“This film is about water, the most amazing yet least studied substance. From times immemorial, scientists, philosophers and theologians tried to understand its explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature.

Witness recent, breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Israel, the USA, Britain, Austria, Japan, Argentina, China and Tibet.

The arguments expound upon unexpected and challenging assumptions enlightening many years of research to open humankind to new horizons, such as the applications of structured water in agriculture, or the use of water in treatment for the most serious diseases and more.

The Geography of the film spans the globe. The implications go beyond the solar system, suggesting that water has the ability to convey messages faster than light, perhaps linking water with the absolute. Water is so unique, and so profound, its miraculous properties are still awaiting to be discovered,” quoting WATER, the movie.

Intention Media is handling the distribution of Water, which is headed by filmmaker Betsy Chasse (co-creator of the hit film What the Bleep Do We Know?!) of Yelm.

Check out Yelm Cinemas site closer to March 21 for showtimes.


February 28, 2008

FORMER YELM RESIDENT MAKES WAVES IN MUSIC WORLD!


Joe Bongiorno
Photo credit: MellowSounds.com

Piano composer Joe Bongiorno is an accomplished pianist and has released three piano albums to critical acclaim.

He has performed numerous concerts for www.solopianoradio.com and has plans for concerts in Phoenix, Chicago & San Francisco for 2008.
He has also recently opened Piano Haven Recording Studio and is busy recording & producing other pianist’s original music.

Joe’s new CD “Somewhere Within” has been in the top 40 on the world-wide radio air play charts for New Age/World music, for 5 straight months!

Further, he was promoted to general Manager of Seattle’s Piatti Italian Restaurant in September, 2006.

Mr. Bongiorno resides in King County.


February 27, 2008

NOTED SCIENTIST & YELM SPEAKER APPEARS IN HISTORY CHANNEL DOUCMENTARY


Ron Mallet, Ph.D., Professor of Physics
University of Connecticut

Dr. Ronald Mallett was featured on last night’s History Channel Program:
The Universe: Unexplained Mysteries

This 60 minute program’s synopsis says:
“Delve into the myths, misconceptions, truths and amazing mysteries of our unique universe. Could life exist on Mars? Is time travel possible and does Einstein’s theory of relativity support it? Is there a companion dark star to our sun and could it pose a threat to earth? Learn about the spark that lit the big bang. Take a journey from science fiction that predicted all these things, to the scientific reality of what they mean to us in the ever-changing universe.”

This show will air again Saturday, March 1 at 4pm PST.

“Dr. Mallett is the author of the popular science/memoir published in October, 2006 entitled “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality” written with New York Times best-selling author Bruce Henderson,” quoting his website.

“Dr. Mallett is a professor of physics at the University of Connecticut. In 1973, he received a Ph.D. from Penn State University. He is a member of American Physical Society and the National Society of Black Physicists. Inspired by a Classics Illustrated comic book version of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, Mallett resolved to travel back in time to save his father, which became his life’s dream.” He is a Contributing Scientist to Yelm-based SuperConsciousness Magazine.

Dr. Mallett journeyed to Yelm twice in 2007 as a guest speaker to Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment.


February 26, 2008

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES – IMAGINE INN B & B AND BLOG

Melissa Graham has created a beautiful blog about her local bed and breakfast, the Imagine Inn – along with photos and her recipes. She is a gourmet baker/cook!

The Imagine Inn is a Bed and Breakfast as well as private residence catering to the students of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment. We are located on 10 serene acres surrounded by nature.

Ms. Graham has also created a blog,
“This blog is a place to share the “goings on” around the Inn and the community. I am an avid baker and chef, so this will also be a place to share some of the recipes that we use here.”

Check out some of these fantastic recipes!

Ms. Graham’s business is also featured in the Transport & Lodging Listings of MastersConnection.com.

TELL IMAGINE INN YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!


February 25, 2008

YELM LIBRARY HOSTS JOE KANE’S AMAZON ADVENTURES TOMORROW



Yelm Timberland Regional Library

Photo courtesy of Yelm-based photographer Guustaaf Damave

Tuesday, February 26
Joe Kane, an award-winning journalist based in Olympia, was a member of the expedition that made the first complete navigation of the Amazon River. Join him to hear and see a first-hand account of the only expedition ever to travel the entire 4,200-mile Amazon River. The adventure began 18,000 feet high in the Peruvian Andes and finished in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Brazil. Kanes book about that adventure, “Running the Amazon,” was a national bestseller and is now in print in fifteen languages. In 2001 the National Geographic Society named it one of the “One Hundred Best Adventure Books Ever Written,” and in 2003 Outside Magazine chose it as one of the “Twenty-Five Best Adventure Books of the Past 100 Years.”

7PM


February 24, 2008

INTRODUCING “BABES IN BELTS” AND THEIR NEW WEBSITE

BABES IN BELTS

Our Purpose

To build a sustainable future in response to climate change by providing education, training, and practical solutions for preparedness.

Why we came together

Babes in Belts was created from a strong desire to take responsibility for our lives and safety by constructing safe shelters for protection against ever increasing and unpredictable climate change. From June – September 2007 we trained over 250 community members as installers of insulating concrete forms. Out of those, nearly two thirds were single adult women. Many felt overwhelmed by the urgency to prepare, yet found the task somewhat intimidating. These women were also challenged by fear of being alone in a natural disaster situation.

We also learned that a fair number were single, middle aged, without medical insurance, careers or retirement plans. We feel have identified a new group falling through the cracks of social services that need our help. This work spawned the idea to come together as individuals, families and community groups to facilitate building safe shelters outfitted and stocked for long-term emergency preparedness.

Our goal

The goal of Babes in Belts is to get the job of preparedness done. Our contribution will add to the education and support of women and many others who will in turn take action to prepare.

Support community awareness
Join us in preparedness at the
Preparedness Expo
April 12 & 13 2008
Admission $3 – $5 per couple
Everyone under 16 free
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Yelm High School
Under the big Expo tent
at the Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show


February 23, 2008

SUPPORT OUR LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES: CONLEY SUITES B & B


“The original house was built in the 1947s by a local resident. The house was meant to be a private residence. Yelm was a small farming community at the time. The original modest single family home was the perfect home in the country with Mount Rainier, the Nisqually River and forest nearby.

Lindsey, the daughter of a local contractor purchased the home in the 90’s and with the help of her new husband, father, friends and family created a beautiful home that is now more than double the original size for her family and her parents…

Tremendous thought, love and care went into this renovation. Modern amenities, trims and materials were used in the home to provide easy maintenance and a very spacious environment. However, old charm was incorporated in the design as well.

Staying at Conley Suites will be a relaxing, comfortable environment. We pride ourselves in taking excellent care of our guests and making you feel at home from the first moment you step into our home to when you depart.”

Conley Suites-Bed & Breakfast
Mike & Karen Conley
109 Van Trump Ave
Yelm, WA 98597
360-400-1327
E-Mail: ConleySuites@aol.com.com

TELL CONLEY SUITES YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!


February 22, 2008

SENATOR MARILYN RASMUSSEN’S TOWN HALL MEETING IN YELM ON FEB. 23



Senator Marilyn Rasmussen
Photo from Senator Rasmussen’s official website

Senator Marilyn Rasmussen
Town Hall Meetings:

Wed. Feb 20

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Roy City Hall
216 McNaught St S.

Sat. Feb. 23

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Orting High School Commons
320 Washington Ave N

11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Graham Library
9202 224th St E

1:00-2:30 p.m.
Eatonville Library
205 Center St W

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Yelm Timberland Library
212 Prairie Park St.


February 21, 2008

SUPPORT OUR LOCALLY OWNED ORGANIZATIONS: LAKE LAWRENCE COMMUNITY CLUB

“Welcome to beautiful Lake Lawrence. Not only do we offer wonderful fishing and water sports our community club offers a beautiful spot for weddings, anniversaries or any other group event… at an affordable price.”

“Once called the Edwards Pavilion, this beautiful rustic structure was erected in 1923, of hand-hewn logs from the Edwards homestead. This was an extension of Edwards Resort, a fishing and recreational getaway, here on Lake Lawrence. Many popular bands played here for Saturday night dances. People came as far away as Tacoma and Seattle in their Model T Fords and earlier in their horse and buggies. Frank and Jennie, with a few helpers, worked many long hours, running the resort and dances plus cooking and serving a Saturday midnight supper. During the winter months they chipped away at the thick ice on the lake and stored it in the icehouse (made of railroad ties and sawdust) to use as refrigeration for all year around. Children were welcome at the dances and babies were put to bed in the little stacked cages that were surrounded by wire for safety…

In 1973, the over 50-year-old resort closed, and the camping era ended. The resort property is now enjoyed by many private homeowners. The caf, playground, swimming area and the Edwards Pavilion became part of the Lake Lawrence Community Club. Although much remains the same, a few necessary improvements have been made since the dances in the 20s. This historical unique building holds many weddings and special occasions most weekends throughout the year.

Music, joy, laughter and tears have penetrated these walls for decades. The floors have endured many nights of dancing feet and wonderful memories still linger.”

LODGE RENTAL

Lake Lawrence Community Club
15735 Topaz Drive SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Telephone (360) 894-2281
Fax (360) 894-5567

TELL THE LAKE LAWRENCE COMMUNITY CLUB YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!


February 20, 2008

SUPPORT OUR LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES: PIGGYBANK WORLD.COM


“Online piggy bank retailer thrives on savers”

The Pierce County Business Examiner reported in their January 21st edition,

“While most merchants just try to get you to spend your money, business partners Michael Gehi and Rebecca Whitaker try to help people save their loose change with an array of piggy banks for sale at piggybankworld.com.

The partners opened the successful dotcom outside of Yelms city limits in 2002, after Gehis job as a shipping subcontractor for local Web-based hammocks.com ended when the business was sold to an Omaha-based company. Gehi and Whitaker, who knew the sale was pending, spent months trying to find a lucrative niche in a fast-growing Internet sales field.

Gehi put all of his shipping experience to use when the pair decided to specialize in piggy banks, which had to be shipped between suppliers and clients around the world. Starting with a product line of eight pigs, the two gradually widened their offerings, ranging from coin sorters and mechanical banks to an array of animal shapes from 200 breeds of dogs to rabbits, horses and water fowl. The companys products range in materials also, from plastic to porcelain to metal and wood…

After having a 350 percent sales growth spurt between 2002 and 2006, piggybankworld.com seems to have hit a more gradual plateau in its advancement, but continues to grow by expanding the number of shapes and colors available, which now totals about 600, Gehi said.

This year, he also plans to make the business more efficient by preparing to directly import products from China…

With those principles in mind saving a portion of its annual sales the small partnership with no employees highlights one charity a year to focus on giving its donation. The Great Penny Drive benefited The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation in 2007. Gehi has yet to announce this years charitable recipient.

Eventually, he would like to see piggybankworld.com begin to manufacture its own piggy banks, although he may sell the company before that happens. His primary emphasis in managing it now is seeing that customers are made happy, he said.

‘Were professional, thorough, (and) very non-assumptive in our communications, regardless of how much detail there might be,’ Gehi said. ‘We want to create a positive experience for anyone that contacts us.’

Piggy Bank World
1-866-204-7733


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