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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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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Non-Profit Coffee Shop Promotes Excellence in Coffee and Community

Sound City Coffee in Tumwater WA

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

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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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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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On My Wish List: P. Calavara

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It’s a chilly Thursday night. I arrive to Burial Grounds early to meet up with Rick, creator of P. Calavara …

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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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More Than Just a Pumpkin Patch

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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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West Olympia Farmers Market

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Arts Walk: Beer inspires art

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Who says you can’t drink beer and be productive? Ann Drorbaugh has her bottle cap art on display at Batdorf …

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Arts Walk: Too Late

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Brothers perform One Rebuplic’s Too Late at the Urban Union.

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Arts Walk: Chalk it up!

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My first stop of the night for Arts Walk was Canvas Works on Columbia and Legion where I got to …

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

Olympia Coffee Roasters

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

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Dumpster Values – Delivering Value

Dumpster Values

Don’t let the name full you, Olympia’s Dumpster Values is more than just another second hand clothing store. Located on …

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Rainy Day Record Co.: Since 1973

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When I was a boy, Saturday mornings were special. My grandfather and I would landscape half a block of residential …

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Glass Elevator: Take a Ride

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

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Fall Arts Walk 2011 in Olympia – Live Coverage

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I can feel the excitement in the air as I stroll through downtown Olympia. Fall Arts Walk 2011 is just …

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Rainy Day Record Co.: Since 1973

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