Meet Rising Musical Star & Olympia Native, Ethan Tucker

Meet Rising Musical Star & Olympia Native, Ethan Tucker

It’s no secret, I love 4th Ave. A lot of music history has been made on this famous corridor. ...

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Growing Up Oly – Reflections on Raising a Family in Olympia

Growing Up Oly – Reflections on Raising a Family in Olympia

Rewind to the fall of 1980. My mother had barely blown out the candles on her birthday cake when ...

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Olympia Urban Chickens Inspire Children’s Book

Olympia Urban Chickens Inspire Children’s Book

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they react during times of adversity. Do they succumb ...

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Non-Profit Coffee Shop Promotes Excellence in Coffee and Community

Non-Profit Coffee Shop Promotes Excellence in Coffee and Community

When I first walked into Sound City Coffee, I got excited. I may have even said, “This place is ...

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Raven Redbone | “Make No Bones About It”

Raven Redbone | “Make No Bones About It”

For many of us, Thurston County has changed a lot in the last ten years. Just look at Lacey with ...

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Kitzel’s Deli in Olympia Brings Conversation (and Knish) to Downtown

Kitzel’s Deli in Olympia Brings Conversation (and Knish) to Downtown

Standing in front of Hava Aviv I can sense that I am in the presence of a very bold, ambitious ...

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Glass Elevator: Take a Ride

Glass Elevator: Take a Ride

Let me put it in rock and roll perspective. It all started the night of Fall Arts Walk, Mike and I ...

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When looking for toys in Olympia, chances are you’ll Wind Up Here

When looking for toys in Olympia, chances are you’ll Wind Up Here

It is virtually impossible to walk into Wind Up Here without feeling the corners of your mouth curl ...

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West Olympia Farmers Market

West Olympia Farmers Market

The sun was bright on the canvas tops that covered the vendor stalls at the West Olympia Farmers’ ...

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Olympia Coffee Roasters: The difference between direct trade and fair trade

Olympia Coffee Roasters: The difference between direct trade and fair trade

Oliver (left) and Sam (right) started as baristas. But now they are the proud owners of Olympia ...

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Meet Rising Musical Star & Olympia Native, Ethan Tucker

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It’s no secret, I love 4th Ave. A lot of music history has been made on this famous corridor. Thrones …

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Before director David Caulfield debuted his first micro-budget film, he was a stagehand and absentee actor fill-in learning about the …

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Growing Up Oly – Reflections on Raising a Family in Olympia

Reflections on growing up in Olympia

Rewind to the fall of 1980. My mother had barely blown out the candles on her birthday cake when the …

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Meet Rising Musical Star & Olympia Native, Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker

It’s no secret, I love 4th Ave. A lot of music history has been made on this famous corridor. Thrones …

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Director David Caulfield | Epically Olympian

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Before director David Caulfield debuted his first micro-budget film, he was a stagehand and absentee actor fill-in learning about the …

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Olympia Urban Chickens Inspire Children’s Book

Olympia WA Urban Chickens Inspire Childrens Book

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they react during times of adversity. Do they succumb …

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Growing Up Oly – Reflections on Raising a Family in Olympia

Reflections on growing up in Olympia

Rewind to the fall of 1980. My mother had barely blown out the candles on her birthday cake when the …

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Olympia Family Theater Presents: A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story in Olympia - Olympia Family Theater

The classic holiday film, A Christmas Story, has managed to remain an annual holiday tradition of families across the country …

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Miso Kabocha Soup from The Plum Palate

Miso Soup Plum Palate

In my yard the other day I was reminded, as I looked at lichen and wet leaves through the lens, …

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Lacey Goes Up in Lights! Annual Tree Lighting at Huntamer Park

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When Santa Claus comes to Lacey he rolls in style. Chauffeured in by the Lacey Fire Department in a classic …

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Olympia Heads Downtown for the Holidays

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Pack up the fall harvest decorations, its time to dust off the holiday ornaments and string the lights. To help …

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Non-Profit Coffee Shop Promotes Excellence in Coffee and Community

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When I first walked into Sound City Coffee, I got excited. I may have even said, “This place is fantastic!” …

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Kitzel’s Deli in Olympia Brings Conversation (and Knish) to Downtown

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Standing in front of Hava Aviv I can sense that I am in the presence of a very bold, ambitious …

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When looking for toys in Olympia, chances are you’ll Wind Up Here

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It is virtually impossible to walk into Wind Up Here without feeling the corners of your mouth curl up into …

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Meet Rising Musical Star & Olympia Native, Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker

It’s no secret, I love 4th Ave. A lot of music history has been made on this famous corridor. Thrones …

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DJ Luvva J | Hip Hop Royalty

DJ Luvva J

I first met Luvva J at the 2011 Hip Hop For The Homeless event in downtown Olympia. The event was …

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Raven Redbone | “Make No Bones About It”

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For many of us, Thurston County has changed a lot in the last ten years. Just look at Lacey with …

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Are you ready for some football?

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Our late start to the summer weather makes it even tougher to believe that we are already into September. But …

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What Does $1 Million Buy in Olympia?

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Million dollar homes are not what most people think of when they explore the Olympia real estate market. Yet, considering …

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Keep Your Home’s Crawl Space Dry

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There is no doubt; I live in a very wet place. From November to March we get an average of …

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Cleaning up the Neighborhood, One Ugly House at a Time

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You’ve probably seen the whole house flipping routine on TV. It was all the rage a few years ago when …

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