September 30, 2010

SATURDAY’S “OPEN TO THE PUBLIC” YELM CINEMAS MOVIE SPECIAL FEATURES YELM, RSE & JZ KNIGHT


Header provided courtesy of WAKE-UP – The Film producers

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN YELM THIS SATURDAY MORNING!

From JZ Knight’s website:

The documentary film WAKE UP follows a fascinating story of an average guy who inexplicably developed the ability to access other dimensions. Physicians gave him a clean bill of health and were unable to provide an explanation.

What was it?

Why was it happening to him?

One thing was certain for this 36-year old man – life as he had known it would never be the same.

His journey took him to New York, Rome & Yelm, WA.

Jonas Elrod will be at Yelm Cinemas this Saturday to share his experiences about his journey chronicled in the film WAKE-UP,
as he signs DVDs and has a Question & Answer session following the Yelm premiere of

WAKE-UP-THE FILM
9am,
Saturday, October 2nd.
All seats $6.50.

Box-office opens at 8:30am.
DVD signing & Q + A begins at 10:45am in Yelm Cinemas lobby.

DON’T MISS THIS UNIQUE STORY & HOW YELM IS WOVEN IN THE TAPESTRY OF JONAS ELROD’S DISCOVERIES ABOUT HIMSELF!

CLICK HERE to view the trailer, featuring Yelm’s JZ Knight!

CLICK HERE to listen to Mr. Elrod’s interview on Yelm-based KRSE-Beyond the Ordinary internet radio Sept. 13th, the day before the DVD was open for sale on Amazon.com.

CLICK HERE for Yelm Cinemas info on this film.

A hugely important, life-changing film.
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brothers Keeper, Paradise Lost, Crude)

The film is a call to consciousness to everyone who sees it, an invitation to accept that there is more to this life than meets the eye.
– Sting & Trudie Styler


September 29, 2010

RAINIER RESIDENT LINDA EVANS FEATURED ON OPRAH THURSDAY


Photo courtesy of Ms. Evans

Rainier resident Linda Evans will be one of the guests on OPRAH, Thursday, September 29th:

“Actress and model Cybill Shepherd, Dynasty’s Linda Evans and Desperate Housewives’ Teri Hatcher reveal their most startling confessions about aging and beauty.

TUNE in on SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 to watch the show!” quoting the OPRAH Show’s website.

CLICK HERE for information about Ms. Evans appearance on OPRAH.

Ed. Note: Ms. Evans always credits her home area in the Pacific Northwest whenever she is interiewed in the media & has proudly brought notoriety to our area for the 20+ years she has called Puget Sound her home.

Ms. Evans has a new Facebook page & tells the Yelm Community Blog to check her out there & then click “LIKE”.

CLICK HERE
for the official Linda Evans website, coming in October, 2010!
“It’s time to be free.”

A Day in the Life of Linda Evans – Video from Oprah.com

Teri Hatcher Cybill Shepherd and Linda Evans Talk About Aging Beauty from Oprah.com

– Oprah.com Exclusive – Linda Evans on Divorce – Video from Oprah.com

– Oprah.com Exclusive – Linda Evans’ Senior Moment – Video from Oprah.com

Aging Beauty: Cybill Shepherd, Dynasty’s Linda Evans and Desperate Housewives’ Teri Hatcher from Oprah.

OPRAH is seen on KONG-TV 6 at 9PM
&
KING-5 TV at 4PM.


September 28, 2010

FALL SECONDHAND SAFARI THIS SATURDAY

Fall Secondhand Safari

Saturday, October 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thurston County Fairgrounds, located at 3054 Carpenter Road in Lacey

From Thurston County Solid Waste:

This Community Garage Sale and Reuse Fair includes garage sale booths, educational booths, free book and magazine table, entertainment, food, and more! Past events have been a huge success with over 3,000 visitors and 175 vendors! There will be $2 early-bird admission between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. and $1 admission after 9:00.

With the holiday season approaching this is the perfect opportunity to swap, trade, or purchase new decorations!

Sign up now to have a garage sale booth and get ready to clear out your clutter. Coordinate with your friends, make it a family event, or use the opportunity to raise money for a charity. Booth space is $25 for an outdoor space and $40 for a covered space (all approx. 10×10).

Goodwill will have a trailer on-site and will be accepting donations (at their discretion) throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to donate your leftovers at the end of the day.

If you would like to have an educational booth, display, or be part of the presentations happening throughout the day sign up now! All community groups, non-profits, businesses, agencies and individuals working on sustainability issues are welcomed.

To reserve your space or for more information please call the Thurston County Fairgrounds at 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb


September 24, 2010

GUEST ENTRY: REP. TOM CAMPBELL RESPONDS TO LOCAL NEWSPAPER OP-ED


Representative Tom Campbell
Photo from Representative Campbell’s official website

Last week in his Op-Ed, Nisqually Valley News [NVN] Editor/Publisher Keven Graves invited Rep. Tom Campbell, incumbent Legislative District 2 Representative to share “his criticism of the citys decision to spend money on lobbyists” which Graves said is “a legitimate topic of public debate.”

Rep. Campbell wrote a response for publication in this week’s NVN, which is reprinted here with permission:
CLICK HERE for Rep. Campbell’s NVN column.

Rep. Campbell says of his re-election campaign,
“As I have for all of my 16 years as State Representative, I WILL LISTEN CAREFULLY TO YOUR CONCERNS AND I WILL BE GUIDED BY YOUR OPINIONS AND THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE. My purpose in seeking your vote is to represent you, the voters, in everything I do in Olympia. Even my opponent has pointed out that I wont follow the dictates of the party bosses, and I will not dishonor you or my service to you by voting the way the special interests demand. posturing and negativity.

All you have to do is look at my record.”

CLICK HERE for Rep. Campbell’s record and vision
for the next term in the state legislature during this challenging economic environment.


September 23, 2010

COUNTY COMMISSIONER ROMERO TO HOLD YELM PUBLIC FORUM – MONDAY


Sandra Romero

Commissioner Sandra Romero Hosts Monthly Coffees with Area Residents

Monday, September 27th. (THIS COMING Monday!)

FROM COMMISSIONER ROMERO’S E-MAILER:
Please join Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero, as she hosts her monthly informal coffee hours in Rainier, Yelm on Monday, September 27th.

This months coffee will focus on Thurston Countys budget.
Come find out how things are funded, whats expected for the future and how you can have a voice. Our special guest will be Budget and Fiscal Manager, Robin Campbell.

Commissioner Romero stated,
Setting the budget is one of the most important things I do as a County Commissioner. As the public knows, last year was tough. County officials and managers are continuing to prudently manage spending and seek creative opportunities to save money.

Commissioner Romero provides to participants coffee that she pays for herself. She is the representative of District 2, which includes Yelm, Lacey, and Rainier.

What:
Citizen meeting with second district County Commissioner Sandra Romero

When:
Monday, September 27, 2010

Where:
Rainier: 9:30am 10:30am – Rainier City Hall 102, Rochester St. W.

Yelm:
11:00am Noon Blue Bottle Espresso 309 East Yelm Avenue.


September 22, 2010

AUTUMN OFFICIALLY ARRIVES IN YELM SEPTEMBER 22ND



Photo taken by Yelm Blog, Oct. 2008, Stevens Street looking eastbound from 1st St

The Autumnal Equinox in Yelm is Wednesday, September 22, 8:09pm EDT, according to NOAA.


September 21, 2010

YELM REVENUE MAY BE HINDERED – YET AGAIN!

Clouds are building on the horizon as Yelm enters budgeting process, in these stories last week:

1. Matt Batcheldor wrote this in The Olympian:
Cities fear loss of liquor revenue
Initiatives: State tallies losses if measures pass

“Thurston County and its cities stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state Liquor Control Board if voters pass Initiative 1100, Initiative 1005, or both this November.”

2. Andre Stepankowsky of the Longview Daily News reported
State’s revenue forecast gets gloomier; LCC anticipates cuts

“Low tax collections and the sluggish economy will cause a new state budget deficits of about $520 million through mid-2011 and $4.5 billion in the following two-year budget, the state’s top economic forecaster said Thursday [Sept. 16]…

The state is expected to bring in about $770 million less than originally projected during the current budget year, which runs through June 2011. There previously was about $250 million in reserves, leading to an immediate $520 million deficit in a general fund budget of roughly $28.5 million.”

3. The Seattle Times says:
WA braces for another drop in tax collections

“Gov. Chris Gregoire has already signed an executive order that will cut state spending across the board to help patch the hole left by lower tax collections. But officials are waiting for the new revenue numbers to determine just how deep those cuts will be.

Gregoire says she expects the cuts to be more than 7 percent. That’s on top of the Legislature’s actions earlier this year to balance the budget by cutting some spending, raiding one-time funds and raising taxes.

YELM SHOULD TAKE HEED & CUT ALL UNNECESSARY SPENDING!

Ed. Note: I was by Longmire Park last week and walked around on a day few were there. I noticed 1/2 the park toilets at the far end of the building were locked – assume to lower maintenance costs during the slower season. HMMM!


September 20, 2010

MAYOR’S NEWSPAPER COLUMN SPIN ON LIBRARY – “DAMAGE CONTROL”


Mayor Ron Harding

Mayor Ron Harding’s “Mayor’s Column” in the Nisqually Valley News out last Thursday sure had some interesting twists, where he said, as follows:

1. Quoting Mayor Harding
“recent discussion has tried to lead opinion away from what is important and taking this issue
out of proper perspective…

Ed. Note:
Regardless of the letters to the editor about the library’s future to which he is referencing, his own remarks along with TRL interim Yelm Librarian & Council member Mike McGowan’s in the newspaper have been inflammatory & controversial, as well. [covered here in detail]

Further, quoting the NVN last week about Harding’s comments:
“He said the regional library is a great resource, but he recognizes that if Yelms taxpayers are going to bear the sole responsibility, then the city may need to put its residents needs first.”

Ed. Note:
A greater percentage of Yelm’s library funding comes from outside of the City of Yelm, as TRL Director Crose said in his interview here.

2. Harding continued:
“I am in regular contact with Timberland’s director and we continue to discuss new possibilities…”

Ed. Note:
HMMM!
In the September 2nd interview here, TRL Dir. Crose said:
“Blogger: Have you heard from the City of Yelm on their intentions?

Crose: No. I have sent a request to Mayor Harding asking to be kept in the loop.”

Prior to Sept. 2nd, Mayor Harding TRL was NOT in regular contact with TRL’s director!
Has that all of the sudden changed in the last 2 weeks? HMMM!

3. Harding added:
“The controversy is currently just limited to an issue of square footage.

Debate about who should pay for what is behind us.”

Ed. Note:
Debate will not be “behind us” if county taxpayers are not considered in the library’s future.

4. OH, AND ONE OTHER THING:
Rep. Tom Campbell said last week that Yelm’s City Council is spending tens of thousands of dollars for a lobbyist that is a waste of taxpayer money, when legislators are paid to do that job.

Nisqually Valley News Publisher/Editor Keven Graves’ Op-Ed invited Rep. Campbell to address this issue in the newspaper saying:
“As for his [Campbell’s] criticism of the citys decision to spend money on lobbyists, I think thats a legitimate topic of public debate.

If Campbell would like the opportunity to address the subject in a guest column, he is getting his invitation right now, from me.”

Ed. Note:
One hopes Rep. Campbell’s column/reply will be published unabridged in the local newspaper and soon.

Afterall, if the city can authorize a lobbyist according to the August 27th NVN:
“The city will pay a total of $36,000 at $4,000 per month with expenses not to exceed $2,000 a month.

Previously, the city paid $25,000 for services,”

then why is authorizing rent such an issue for the city to fund a library here?

Priorities vs. fiscal responsibility.
HMMM!


September 19, 2010

NEW COMMUNITY PROJECTS BEING UNDERTAKEN

Laura Lasorda, one of the founders of the Yelm Food Co-op reports,

New community projects have been in gestation for awhile and it is time to make them bloom…

This expansion includes some potential facets that have aspects that can complement each other to the better understanding and efficient production of our own sustainable growing.

HERE IS A LIST OF PROJECTS ALREADY UNFOLDING:

Community Kitchen:
This is a commercial community kitchen facility to be created in order to facilitated the local production of natural local food, or preserved food, that some people in the community desire to elaborate for sale, trade, or for themselves.

Farmers Market:
It s a central place in town where we could all bring our own produce, like vegetable, meets, cheeses, eggs, and processed salsas, breads, cookies, etc. We could also have arts, crafts and any other good quality product that benefit the community.

Educational Center:
This is a place where by sharing the knowledge about farming, cooking, canning, business, cheese making, lotion making, wild edible herbs, etc. we can educate our selves, and facilitate the creation of new business and jobs for our people.

Farming and Green Houses:
This is a potential association project where we can increase our natural harvest by intensification of farming and investing in the creation of green houses that will expand our production and harvest by extending the warmer time. Therefore not being dependent on other states or countries for our food, and leaving our money in the community creating abundance.

The more we buy from our neighbors and our neighbors buy from us, the more sovereign, healthy, abundant, and wise our community becomes.

The Yelm Food Coop was started several years ago where feeding our people with the best food possible was the goal. Educating ourselves about the importance of local production, especially about the healthy aspects of fresh local food, and the magnificent concept of helping each others businesses is a worthy goal.

Aaron Rodriguez will also come and speak about some of these projects. He has experience as the president of the board for the Tacoma Farmers Market, and is currently the manager of the Yelm Food Co-op.

A community that feeds and nourishes its people, is a happy, healthy, and abundant family who knows how to be alive and well in the future.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your friends and neighbors.We welcome you, your skills, creativity, and ideas.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
You are invited to our first meeting where we will share and deepen our understanding on these concepts.

Thursday, September 23rd
6.00 PM
Gordon’s Grange.
300 Yelm Ave. E.

For more information,
contact Laura Losada
lauravirginialosada@gmail.com

TELL LAURA YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS MEETING ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!


September 18, 2010

ART ON DISPLAY IN OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES


Yelm Timberland Regional Library
Photo courtesy of Guustaaf Damave

Artwork by Marie Light is on display in the lobby at Yelm Timberland Library until September 30, 2010. Marie’s artwork is filled with color and texture. It portrays both abstract and nature themes using acrylics, watercolor and mixed media.


Volunteer Library housed in Historical Rainier School

“Welcome to the Rainier Volunteer Library!

An art show featuring local artists Susanna Gasser, Marie Light, Brett Rude and Susan Tabor will be held at

Rainier Historical School
from Saturday September 25 thru Saturday October 23.

An artists’ reception will be held
Saturday September 25
2-6 PM.
Refreshments will be served.

This is Susanna Gasser’s first time displaying her acrylic paintings. They are colorful, free and filled with joy. Marie Light works with acrylics, watercolor and mixed media. She uses color and texture in many of her abstract paintings. Brett Rude’s acrylics are big, bold and colorful! Susan Tabor has been a professional artist for many years. Her acrylic paintings feature figural settings.

The gallery is open
Wednesdays 10am to 7pm
and
Thursday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm.


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