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Move over chrysanthemums and dahlias: you’re not the only flowers blooming this fall. Here’s some competition: more
Last month 44 Thurston County Republican Precinct Committee Officers gathered in the Remnant Church in Tumwater for an emergency meeting. It was an official proceeding, the chair of the Thurston … more
Expecting a large crowd, I parked several blocks away from the New Traditions Café and set out dashing through the rain. It seems remarkable now – after several additional days of steady … more
September is a busy month – it includes Labor Day, the first day of school, locally, the first day of fall and Grandparents Day. If you missed that last event mentioned, you are not alone, … more
There are many reasons to love living in Thurston County, but one of the top reasons is the focus on the arts. The Fall version of the Olympia Arts Walk will be held on Friday, October 6, and … more
Since 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh has drastically changed the air from Agatha Christie’s Books and not for the better. Adding the unwarranted scenes in Turkey for … more
On Saturday, October 14, 2023, Masterworks Choral Ensemble brings autumn to Olympia with its Fall Festival performance at the  Washington Center for the Performing Arts .     As … more
Don’t worry, you are not forgetting what day it is, today is not Tuesday. There is just some critical news coming from the other Washington that is impacting nonprofits that I want you to know … more
Thomas Jefferson wrote that a well-informed electorate is a necessary precursor to a healthy democracy. One would think that today, with a proliferation of information “channels”, … more
I had an informative visit with Natalya Rubel a few days ago. Natalya is the CEO for ABOVE Home Health, located in Olympia and serving our surrounding counties. The acronym ‘ABOVE’ stands … more
The start of the school year often signals the start of the volunteer season as people return to their previous routines. However, due to the pandemic, some folks have not returned to their previous … more
I find this time of year and the change of seasons one for reflection. It is particularly poignant for me as this is the time to celebrate and reflect on a year closing and a new one beginning in my … more
Dear Lexis,   I lost 100 lbs over the last year, but I still look in the mirror and dislike what I see. What’s going on? I don’t get it. Dropping weight was supposed to fix this … more
Today is Democracy Day in the United States. News organizations across the country launched it to report more and better information about the crisis facing democracy in the United States. … more
The lawn is taking a beating these days. It’s accused of all manner of environmental crimes, starting with reducing biodiversity and sucking up excessive amounts of water. Mowing it with a … more
In response to my recent columns about migration, a reader asked how birders and ornithologists learn about bird migration. It’s all about watching for many hours over many years. Mostly, … more
Her name was Margarite – no last name necessary, thank you. She was 80 years of age when I met her and a Tai Chi Master. She taught in her front yard, across the street from where I lived, and … more
Family Support Center of South Sound provides families with children and survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault with coordinated supportive services to accomplish … more
With the DC Extended Universe being handed off to the newly formed DC Studio’s, the current lineup looks to be off to a rocky start due to combination of the Writer’s Guild Strike and the … more
Dear Lexis,   I read an article on this topic and was curious what you would say. Do you believe that Millennials are better parents than Boomers?   Curious in Lacey Dear … more
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