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A new business sprouted in June in downtown Olympia. With roots in COVID boredom and Instagram notoriety, a young couple has taken their entrepreneurial adventure to traditional brick and mortar … more
Capital Lakefair is still open until this Sunday, July 16, at the Heritage Park in Olympia This Saturday will be the event’s highlight, with the Lakefair Grand Parade kicking off at 4:45 … more
July is undoubtedly turning out to be a fun month. Join any of the events below to support locals!   Olympia Lakefair Races, Saturday, July 15, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Set for its 46th year, … more
July will be a creative month for the locals. Join any of the events for each celebration! Tenino’s 150th Jubillee, Saturday, July 8 The City of Tenino will celebrate its sesquicentennial … more
Fourth of July is just around the corner, with warmer weather, open beaches, barbecues, fireworks – and the potential for accidents or worse. But a little bit of planning and common sense can … more
The summer is getting fun. Enjoy local activities for this week, including the anticipated LoveOly Summerfest! Motoamerica Superbikes, Saturday, June 22-25 The fastest motorcycle racing in the … more
We’re halfway through June! Take a peek at the events below and make sure to support local tourism. MCE: The Golden Age of Broadway, Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Broadway … more
June is starting to be a fun month for the locals. Check the events happening next week to spice up your weekend (or weekday).  Tenino Arts Creative Market, Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. - 3 … more
Wow. A forecast for nearly 90 degrees on Mothers’ Day! Public opinion is divided about our heat wave, but tomato plants love it. And a lot of mothers love tomato plants. Maybe your mother … more
A warming climate is changing what grows where. In France, the traditional area for growing the grapes that become champagne are getting too hot. In England, they’re just now getting warm … more
April is a very busy month. If you have seen the pinwheels at the Capitol, they were placed there by FESS (Family Education Support Services) as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM). … more
Olympia Farmers’ Market (OFM) will celebrate Senior’s Day tomorrow, April 5, offering discounts to shoppers aged 55 and above. Part of the market’s High Season that began on … more
In the 80’s, I stepped away from the career in which I had spent most of my time working with seniors. I had directed the Homemaker Registry Pilot Program for the Area Agency on Aging along … more
The Thurston County Board of Health approved the permitting option that allows the booth-setup food establishments to operate year-round at multiple venues on Tuesday, March 14. At the BOH … more
The calendar and the flowers in my yard may be announcing that Spring is near, but you and I both know that there will still be plenty of soup days before storing our soup tureen for the summer. I … more
Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. For some it is a bouquet of flowers and fancy card, along with a romantic dinner or outing. Others, without partners, may gather with … more
Many years ago, a young woman from New York City came to visit on Bainbridge Island, brought by mutual friends who lived in Seattle. The Island amazed her; she said she had never seen so many … more
‘Untraditional’ Hanukkah celebrations are often full of traditions for Jews of color Hanukkah creates opportunities for families to celebrate their heritage – especially in the … more
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have plans to be around either family, friends, or both on Thursday. Growing up, my family was insistent that no one should be alone this holiday, so we often had … more
The Olympia Farmers Market Board of Directors has selected Karin "Wren" Green as the Market’s new General Manager. Wren was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up spending … more
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