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The PARC Foundation of Thurston County announced its 2024 Community Grant Program, which is aimed at supporting local non-profit organizations and government agencies. PARC stands for parks, … more
In an alley one block north of Bigelow Park in NE Olympia, the biggest and likely oldest Madrona tree in Thurston County is in declining health, but still breathtakingly beautiful. Its location … more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) received Thurston 2045’s quarterly update last Monday, February 26. The county has a Comprehensive Plan (CP) update project called … more
Happy Leap Year!  And to all the Leap Year Babies, Happy Birthday! Since it only happens every four years, I hope you are doing something epic this year to celebrate. What does … more
The Olympia Planning Commission approved the Parks chapter of the city's Comprehensive Plan update on Monday, with modifications to further promote community access and equity in park facilities. … more
As winter drags on in the PNW and your medical columnist returns from vacation, I decided to make this week’s health topic just that. I love vacations and as it turns out, they are good for our … more
Many people enjoy sandwiches from time to time. My family especially likes a favorite called Croque Monsieur. It is versatile, warm, filling, and may be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or weekend … more
The end of February will be filled with art and merriment!  Queerotica Art Exhibit, Friday, February 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. Queerotica is a showcase of LGBTQIA2S+ artists and speakers … more
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts (CENTER) Stage Awards & Gala is set to bring together a vibrant community of artists, supporters, and philanthropists on Saturday, March 9, to … more
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Music Department students will hold three concerts, Poetry in Motion, Beauty & Passion, and Winter Jazz in March. All three … more
A quest to establish cordial relations with insects and bugs led me to “Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology,” by Eric Grissell. “Insects, at an estimated weight … more
As Valentine's Day approaches, love is not just in the air for humans but also for our furry friends awaiting adoption. Joint Animal Services is inviting all animal lovers to consider adding a … more
February has arrived! Bulbs are sending up green shoots and days are getting longer and sunnier, a foreshadowing of Spring. February is also the month for Valentine’s Day.  To honor this … more
The Governor’s Mansion Foundation (GMF) announced the passing of its founder and former Washington State first lady, Nancy Bell Evans, on Friday, January 26. She was 90. She is survived by … more
Many visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will need reservations this summer to enter some of the park’s most popular areas. From May 24 through Labor Day, most visitors entering the … more
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center announced the addition of Kelsang Lhamo to its team. A Buddhist practitioner for over 15 years, Lhamo takes on the role of Resident Teacher at Tushita Kadampa … more
Some days, it’s hard to think of anything nice to say about February. There are things you’re expected to say, like “Crocuses are up!” or “Spring is coming!” But … more
The start of February will surely be full of funk and love! International Guitar Night, Thursday, February 1, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. International Guitar Night brings you the world’s … more
Ranchers have long argued that Washington laws should give them more flexibility and authority to kill wolves that threaten or attack livestock on their property.  They’re welcoming a … more
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