The Living Section

Learn more about Life in Olympia WA in our section dedicated to exposing local attractions and hidden gems.

Olympia Family Theater Presents: A Christmas Story

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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

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

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More Than Just a Pumpkin Patch


The Harvest Festival at Schilter Family Farm is a celebration of fall, the culmination of months of hard work. It …

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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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West Olympia Farmers Market


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

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Life is full of cabbage


The first week of school is and always will be very, very full. Not only are we wrapping up summer …

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Abundance and Potatoes


This year, I grew potatoes for the very first time and was amazed to see how they grow, in strings …

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Olympia: Freedom of Busk in Jeopardy


So there I was driving down 4th street after wrapping up a photo shoot and interview with the folks down …

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Basil in Wonderland


We had the honor of visiting Ralph and Jan’s magical garden today. It’s filled with love; with the fragrance of …

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Why Olympians should feel safe drinking straight from the tap

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I’ll admit it. Sometimes I buy a bottle of water. It’s not often, but every once in awhile I’ll be …

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Photos of Revamped Percival Landing


Amidst all the excitement of Sand in the City opening today I was able to sneak down to the newly …

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Going Out for Breakfast in Olympia?


I blame my lack of knowledge about good places to go for breakfast in Olympia on Cicada Restaurant. You know …

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