Facebook5Tweet0Pin0 At our house, “summer” will only last for nine more days. On September 5, the game changes and no longer is there freedom around bedtime or lazy mornings. Like thousands of Thurston County families, our house will return to being structured by bell schedules, soccer games, and homework assignments.But, for the next nine days, I’ll keep summer alive. Play outside late. Stay in your PJ’s all day. Invite friends over. Skip combing your hair.And, then, I’ll deal with the drama on September 4, when we all realize that the bus schedule is eight precious minutes earlier and comprehend what time we need to be dressed, packed, and out the door. Cheers!Sand in the City – Team Sand Sculpting Competition, Thrifty Thurston’s Parent Info, and Photo SetA lot of our content this weekend has centered around Sand in the City. We published articles and photos both before and during the event. Sand in the City continues through Sunday at 5:00 pm. Be ready for all the festivities surrounding the Museum’s opening. ThurstonTalk will have all you need to know starting in mid-October.Vision, Passion, Triumph: Alaffia Shea Butter For ProsperityOlowo-n’djo Tchala’s smile is infectious. His positive outlook and willingness to improve lives is remarkable. Spend a few minutes reading about this local business owner who is also positively impacting the lives of women in Togo, West Africa.New Saint Martin’s University Students Receive A Helping HandFreshmen students prepared to make the transition from home to dorm on Friday. And, Saint Martin’s staff and students were there to help make the move-in easy. Read about dorm move-in day from the perspective of parents, kids, and SMU staff. ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia. If you have a suggestion for a story, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.