• Good and cheap: a SNAP cookbook

    According to NPR

    When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs.

    "It really bothered me," she says. "The 47 million people on food stamps — and that's a big chunk of the population — don't have the same choices everyone else does."

    Brown guessed that she could help people in SNAP, the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, find ways to cook filling, nourishing and flavorful meals. So she set out to write a cookbook full of recipes anyone could make on a budget of just $4 a day.

    Every family can use a little meal planning help, and those of us on tight budgets most of all. The cookbook is available online, for free, at her website.

  • Special Olympics reorganization

    We're excited to announce new plans for Special Olympics in Grays Harbor. Due to a variety of factors including budget cuts; coordination, promotion and fundraising for the Grays Harbor Hawks and Panthers sports teams will now be done by Tara Hosler and Crystal (Reed) Stanley. Tara has a long history with (and passion for) Special Olympics and is a tireless advocate and motivator for people of all ability levels. Crystal is also a great advocate and has a wonderful ability to organize. The new organization is called Coastal Hawks and their email address is or you can talk to them on Facebook.

  • Thanks to the DSHS combined fund drive!

    Thanks to everyone who bought Little Ceasar's Pizzas during the State of Washington Combined fund drive, The Arc of Grays Harbor was presented with a generous donation by representatives from the local DSHS office!

  • November ICANN club

    On November 21st, we will host the monthly meeting of the ICANN club. This month, in addition to the typical topics of life skills and self improvement, and depending on the ages of the participants who show up, we're also looking at the topics of "stranger danger" and underage drinking.

    If you'd like to attend, please give Charlene a call here at the Arc Office at 360 537 7000. We'll also be holding a parent to parent meeting on the same night.

  • Thanks everyone for coming to our open house!

    The Open House and ribbon-cutting ceremony at new Arc office was terrific fun! Thanks everyone who attended, and especially all those who helped with preparation and cleanup.

  • The Arc Audi Racing Team


    Professional race team owner Don Istook and his wife Laurie (The 2012 Image & Inclusion Awardees) have a personal connection to the I/DD community. Read more to see how...

  • Special Olympics Winter state tournament

    On March 1, coach Martha Adams and athlete Janice Dillon traveled to Wenatchee for the winter sports season State competition through Special Olympics.

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    Janice earned herself a gold medal in the individual skill basketball competition at Regionals allowing her to move on to State where she won a bronze.

  • Dolores Cobb recognized

    At the Feb 18th board meeting, in recognition for her four years of service as the president of the board of directors for The Arc of Grays Harbor, Dolores was presented with an award by Gloria Callaghan, current president.

  • What's New in 1.5?

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    In Joomla! 1.5, you''ll notice:

    • Substantially improved usability, manageability, and scalability far beyond the original Mambo foundations
    • Expanded accessibility to support internationalisation, double-byte characters and right-to-left support for Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew languages among others
    • Extended integration of external applications through Web services
    • Enhanced content delivery, template and presentation capabilities to support accessibility standards and content delivery to any destination
    • A more sustainable and flexible framework for Component and Extension developers
    • Backward compatibility with previous releases of Components, Templates, Modules, and other Extensions