• Miller Junior High Teams With Cable Provider for Comcast Cares Day

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The junior high in South Aberdeen will be visited this weekend by Comcast and their employees/families, along with Miller and their employees, students and families are partnering to beautify the Miller Campus.

    WHEN: Mark your calendar for 8 am – 3 pm, Saturday, April 27, 2013 (and possibly 8 am to finish, Sunday, April 28, 2013) and plan to volunteer at Miller.
    WHERE:  Miller Junior High, Aberdeen, WA
    APPROVED ACTIVITIES:  Include painting our new STEM Lab and outside grounds beautification. 
    ACTIVITIES:  Outside Work Party, Inside Painting Work, and Potluck luncheon. 

    More than 70,000 comcastcorporation.com/” rel=”nofollow” style=”line-height: 1.4em;”>Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, their family and friends, and community partners across the country are expected to spend Saturday, April 27, giving back to their communities as they take part in comcast.com/images/Comcast-Cares-Day-Fact-Sheet-Q1-2013.pdf” rel=”nofollow” style=”line-height: 1.4em;”>Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. In its 12th year, Comcast Cares Day will also go international for the first time with NBCUniversal managing projects in England, France, Germany and New Zealand. This year will also mark more than 3 million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day first began in 2001. 

    Comcast Cares Day speaks to the heart of our company,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation.  “As we celebrate Comcast’s 50th anniversary, I am extremely honored to participate this year alongside tens of thousands of Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, their family members and friends across the country and around the world to make a meaningful difference that will have a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”

    During this year’s Comcast Cares Day, more than 700 projects will take place across the country and internationally, including projects in communities where Comcast and NBCUniversal employees work together, including New York City and Los Angeles.

    Comcast Cares Day is a great example of Comcast and NBCUniversal’s unwavering dedication to the communities we serve,” said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation.  “People across the country will experience firsthand Comcast’s commitment to their neighborhoods, which extends beyond this day and throughout the year. Giving back is in our DNA, and we celebrate all of our community partners and employees who continuously strive to improve the lives of others.”

    On Saturday, volunteers will contribute their time and energy by providing maintenance, supplies and makeovers to local schools, parks and community centers. Comcast Cares Day is also taking place during Earth Week, which is widely supported by NBCUniversal’s Green is Universal initiative. Many planet-friendly projects such as building community gardens, cleaning beaches and riverbanks, and planting trees will add to the diverse line-up of projects.

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  • Comcast Cares Day to Help Habitat For Humanity of Grays Harbor

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Comcast employees will be helping out Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor this year for their 11th annual “Comcast Cares day.” …and this time around, they’re helping for two days.
    Helen Haige with Habitat tells us on April 15th Comcast employees will join Habitat volunteers for landscaping at E and Randall, then April 21st painting and planting at the same location.
    Haige said Habitat is still looking for volunteers, and lunch providers, for details call 533-8090 and leave a message.
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  • Washington CoastSavers Partner with Operation Shore Patrol

    Volunteers needed to clean up state park coastal beaches.

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and its partners invite the public to participate in Operation Shore Patrol and the International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 21.

    Washington State Parks and the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association have been organizing beach cleanups on the third weekend of September since 1971. This is the first time CoastSavers is joining the efforts to expand the participation for this event. Volunteers cleaning the beach on Sept. 21 will be joined by thousands of others around the world, all sharing the common goal of protecting the marine environment. 

    “Marine debris is a serious threat to our ecosystems and our enjoyment of the coast,” said Don Hoch, director of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. “Garbage and debris harm coastal vegetation, wildlife, and marine organisms and mar the beauty of the coastline.”

    Volunteers of all abilities are needed. If you can hold a bag, you can help. While some people carry garbage bags to roadside dumpsters, others simply fill bags and leave them on the beach to be collected by volunteers driving four-wheel drive vehicles. 

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  • Illness Outbreak Investigated

    State and local health officials are investigating a possible intestinal illness outbreak among attendees of a cheerleading competition in Everett last weekend.

    Thousands of people attended the event at Everett’s Comcast Arena on February 4; onset of symptoms reportedly began on February 5 and 6. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.

    The Washington State Department of Health is working closely with the Snohomish Health District on the investigation. The cause and source of the illnesses, as well as the total number of people sickened, are unknown. Teams and supporters from around the state participated.

    The investigation is in the early stages and includes sending a questionnaire to participants as well as collecting samples for testing at the state Public Health Laboratories. People who attended the event and have severe symptoms are advised to contact a health care provider.

    According the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), which hosted the event, more than 3,000 people attended, and more than 1,000 competed in the State Cheerleading and Salute to Spirit in cheer and dance/drill.

    Our immediate concerns are for those who have been affected by this illness and our thoughts are with them. The WIAA appreciates the cooperation of Comcast Arena and of state and local health partners for addressing the entire scope of this situation. – WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese

    Intestinal illnesses can be caused by several viruses and bacteria that may come from a wide variety of sources. Symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and may include headaches, stomach cramps, and fever. As with many illnesses, good personal hygiene such as frequent hand washing is an important tool to prevent the spread of disease.

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  • Citizens Apprehend County Escapee in Montesano

    MONTESANO, Wash. – Two Comcast employees stepped up and helped Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday when they spotted an escaped inmate wearing an orange jumper and handcuffs running through a Montesano alley. The two tackled the escapee and held him while they contacted police, who were already close to the County Courthouse. Sheriffs Detective Dave Pimental said the man was being transferred from court to the jail just after 3 yesterday, when he ran from the officer who also had a female in custody. The man has now been returned to County jail, with a charge of escape in the first for his 13 minutes of freedom.

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  • Today’s Digital Life with Shelly Palmer

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    This week on Digital Life: Is Verizon finally going to sell iPhones? If so, should you wait? And, can Steve Jobs stop iPhone sex chats? Plus, should you buy Amazon’s updated Kindle DX or just get an iPad? And, I’ll ask wired.com’s John Abell if there will there ever be enough wireless bandwidth. I’ll speak with Skadden’s, Cliff Sloan and magnify.net’s Steve Rosenbaum about the Viacom/YouTube decision. And I’m going to get "Lucky" with Wendy Diamond. We’ve got some great Google tips and cool websites. And Zoomsafer’s CEO, Matt Howard will show us how to stop txting behind the wheel as I help you get a handle on your Digital Life.  Click here to watch Digital Life with Shelly Palmer

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    Watch Today’s Video: Shelly defines some Malware technobable

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  • Volunteers Sought to Help Clean up State Park Coastal Beaches

    Grays Harbor County, Washington – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and partners invite the public to participate in the International Coastal & Underwater Cleanup.
    Gov. Chris Gregoire has proclaimed Sept. 19 and 20 official Operation Shore Patrol Days, and she urges citizens to participate in keeping Washington’s Pacific waterways clean. The goal of Operation Shore Patrol is to focus attention on litter accumulated from water and land sources on Washington state ocean beaches. Litter poses a threat to people, fish and wildlife and creates an unsightly environment. Operation Shore Patrol is a major step in helping to rid the Washington state coastline of litter and debris.
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