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After such a slow-moving, chilly spring, it’s suddenly time to do everything. We can finally plant tomatoes and other warm-weather vegetables.  We need to replant seeds that didn’t … more
Flycatchers are a family of birds that are fairly common but not well-known. With a little information and willingness to look and listen, you can find and identify several species of … more
Timberland Regional Library now offers new Check Out Washington Kits to help area families get closer to nature. TRL is one of ten library districts in the state to offer the new Check Out … more
Last Saturday, following my own advice from last week’s column, a friend and I journeyed out to the prairies to see what we could see. It rained off and on (what a shock!) but it was a … more
Flower gardens have moments of perfection – sometimes even weeks of it – but no garden is perfect throughout the growing season. What blooms in spring fades quickly by the end of May. … more
The Tumwater council in its session on Tuesday, May 3, authorized mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a public works contract with KBH Construction Co., of Olympia, $215,900 for restroom improvement … more
I have written several times that it is not necessary to be able to identify bird species to enjoy watching and listening to them and having them as our neighbors. Yet, for some of you, identifying … more
Olympia City Council approved a proclamation designating May as Olympia Bicycle Month at its meeting yesterday. The city council approved the proclamation to recognize both the 52nd Earth Day and … more
Olympia’s city council unanimously approved a resolution renaming Priest Point Park to Squaxin Park April 25, Monday in recognition of the Squaxin Island Tribe’s historical habitation of … more
The Olympia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) is reviewing the Kaiser Woods Park plan, which would provide more trails for running, biking, hiking and dog walking. In her presentation … more
Outdoor adventure, at-home aid and opportunities to try a new hobby can be found at Timberland Regional Library with the Library of Things collection. Area residents can find a variety of kits and … more
Olympia City Council is set to confirm plans to rename Priest Point Park to Squaxin Park during its regular session next Monday, April 25. Proposed by the city’s Parks, Art, & Recreation … more
Construction of Greg Cuoio Park Phase 1A will cost $3 to $5 million over five years, according to the parks director. Speaking at the Lacey Board of Park Commissioners meeting yesterday, Lacey … more
Knowing I’m interested in birds, people occasionally ask me to advise them on how to get started in bird watching. And I usually answer, “just walk around your neighborhood and pay … more
Olympia City Council has unanimously approved starting negotiations with the Olympia School District (OSD) on building a school on the city’s Yelm Highway property planned to be developed into … more
The Olympia City Council is set to vote tomorrow on a proposed Co-Location Agreement that would make part of the Yelm Highway land designated to become a new park available to Olympia School … more
Olympia community members attended the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting to advocate for the proposed renaming of Priest Point Park to Squaxin Park yesterday. Parks Planning & … more
The Olympia  Parking and Business Improvement Area Board is looking for artists for its new mural tour.  In its press release, the committee is looking for seven artists or graphic … more
The Lacey City Council approved a contract to develop Phase 1A of Greg Cuoio Park. at its meeting last night. The city’s capital projects engineer, Ashley Smith, told the council that Phase … more
Olympia is planning to put up art installations in six more locations around the city. The Olympia Community Livability and Public Safety Committee met yesterday, Feb. 23 to discuss plans to make … more
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