SOGO Holiday Show

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on December 4, 2017

Thurston County is full of opportunity for those with a passion for music & arts. Just visit downtown Olympia & the beautiful Washington Center for the Performing Arts and you will see what we mean.

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia, better known as SOGO, has been a driving force in the community when it comes to promoting youth musicians and music in the community. Currently in their 17th season, SOGO has 140 young musicians from over 30 schools in four counties.

In her spare time, our own Jeanne Tranum, serves on the SOGO board. With a musician in the family she couldn’t help but get more involved in the non-profit organization that her daughter, Emma, values so much. For Emma, a French Horn player, being a member of a large orchestra has been a challenging & rewarding experience. In addition, she is fortunate to be a member of SOGO’s Brass Choir.

The annual SOGO HOHO Holiday Show, Saturday December 9th at 2:00, features the Brass Choir musicians from both Academy & Conservatory Orchestra’s. This concert is a fun, festive event & a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. This years’ program, “Home for the Holidays”, features several special guests; Elliot Weeks, Anna Garrett & Mayor Selby with special arrangements by Composer, Mark Thome.

For concert tickets or more information about this local non-profit and the valuable role they play in our community visit http://studentorchestras.org/ or contact Jeanne Tranum at 360.481.2255  – www.coldwellbankerteam.com.

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30 Years in the Forest

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on November 28, 2017

It’s hard not to find the spirit of the season at Providence’s annual Christmas Forest. Filled with awe-inspiring trees, wreaths and unique gifts, the public event runs from November 28th through December 3rd at the Red Lion hotel.

This is a special year for the Forest, as it marks the 30th anniversary. Our company has been a sponsor every one of those years. During that time, the Providence St. Peter Foundation has raised millions of dollars to support the poor and vulnerable in our community. Congrats to Providence for the work for our community. We are proud to have played a small role in that work. It is one of the many things that makes this a great place to call home.

To see the schedule of events, visit: www.ProvForest.org.

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Dreaming of a White …..Thanksgiving?

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Give Local South Puget Sound

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There is so much that makes this a great community a grea place to call home, but certainly the generosity of our people is high on that list.  Our area is fortunate to have a great many local non-profits. This year we are sponsoring a new initiative designed to help our area non-profits in their […]

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Rob Rice Homes featured on OMB Tour of Homes

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Coldwell Banker’s Homes for Dogs

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Summer Fun at the Hands on Children’s Museum

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A Housing Market Riddle

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2017 Inspirational Educator Award Winner

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We are thrilled to announce our third Inspirational Educator Award winner, Marianne Lang. Marianne is an English teacher at Olympia High School and was nominated for the award by our 2017 first place scholarship winner Sarah Gindy. We surprised Mrs. Lang during one of her classes and had Sarah share the inspiration for her nomination. […]

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