Join local plant experts for a guided tour of McLane Creek Nature Trail's diverse flora. Learn to identify and appreciate a variety of native perennials, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they grow and change. Come learn the names and the ecological and ethnobotanical roles of the plants that surround us every day. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Meet at the McLane Creek Nature Trail Lower Trailhead. Cost is $5-20 sliding-scale donation per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
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When Mid Parmley’s mother passed away 11 years ago, Mid inherited her diamond wedding ring. It meant the world to her. “I have two beautiful daughters, Stacii and Danah,” Mid says. “And I decided when my mother passed away that someday I would take some rings I had, and some their father had, and put
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts has a longstanding and time-honored history in our area. Since 1985, The Washington Center has hosted performances from across the country and our own backyard. On Thursday, June 16, The Washington Center welcomes the musical whirlwind that is Storm Large for one night only, with tickets selling fast.
Art is subjective to each viewer. What is deemed beautiful by one is misunderstood by another. But art is not about beauty, but instead focuses on a message. Thurston County resident, Kim Schult, is using animal images of the Pacific Northwest to convey a beautiful message of life in our area through her art. “I
Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Clam diggers have one last chance to dig razor clams this season during a final opening set to begin May 20. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a last round of digs at Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests showed the
Submitted by Ronelle Funk Insurance Agency Ronelle Funk Insurance Agency in Yelm has added Edith (Edie) Buck, a seasoned licensed personal lines insurance advisor, to its growing agency staff. Buck comes with decades of insurance experience having previously worked in an Allstate office owned by Marilyn Zuckerman, part of a family business started by Ronelle’s
Hildi Flores is a great restaurant server. She is friendly, attentive, and will make sure your dining experience at Ramblin Jacks in downtown Olympia is top notch. It’s not always an easy job, but it’s a good job and it pays the bills. However, being a restaurant server is not her passion. What many of
With 24 years of marriage under her belt, Betsy Hicks knows how much hard work it can be to make a relationship successful. She’s lived in nine different states with her husband and two sons and has dealt with many transitions that comes from being a military family. For Betsy, it’s this background and insight
Life is perking merrily along at Forrey’s Forza at both the Hawks Prairie and DuPont locations. It’s already been three years since owner/operators Christine and Tom Forrey opened the Lacey café. The community embraced the homey atmosphere where people have been encouraged to linger with friends over Dillanos’ coffee. As enthusiasm has grown, Forrey’s Forza
One item not lacking for the Capital High School boys soccer team this year is senior leadership. The Cougars feature 13 seniors on the roster. A large number for sure, but certainly not unusual for the program. “We’ve had similar to that number of seniors before, but what makes this group different from others is
Buying a new home is always exciting. But, when that home is new construction, it’s especially thrilling. Whether you participated in the building process, choosing paint colors and flooring, or are buying a newly completed home in a brand new neighborhood, you will be the first family to live in the fresh space. While your
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton This lovely young girl is Coco. She is a 3 year old Pit mix who is super sweet. She has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations. Coco is a very loving and gentle girl who is good with kids of all ages. She prefers a home with no
Sam was 7-years-old and living at home with a single mother who enrolled him in hopes of finding a Big Brother who would spend time with him. He was introduced to a Big Brother through a counselor at his local school. Jim would meet with Sam every week and sometimes wondered if Sam really wanted
Bob Grisham believes in being a good host. It is, after all, part of Saint Martin’s University’s mission to extend Benedictine hospitality to guests and travelers. So when 32 teams come to stay during the state collegiate volleyball tournament, the school’s athletic director believes it’s important to make everyone welcome. “We want them to have
Recently, I had a chance to speak with Marilyn Roberts, President of NAMI (with a long “a”) Thurston-Mason, about the intricacies of NAMI’s approach to recovery from mental illness, and about the stigma that surrounds those living with mental illness. Roberts, who is also the Spiritual Care Coordinator at Providence St. Peter Hospital, has been
The phrase “laughter is the best medicine’ has new cachet as science once again proves the tremendous physical and mental benefits of laughter. According to the Mayo Clinic, laughing stimulates your heart, lungs, brain, and muscles through increased oxygen intake and the release of beneficial endorphins. It also raises heart rate and blood pressure to
Typically, it’s a growing up process when a kid transitions from youth soccer to junior varsity to varsity, learning as you go. Not so with Ian MacLean, a two-time, all-league midfielder for North Thurston High School’s soccer team. When Matt Herrera first watched MacLean play soccer as a freshman, the Rams varsity soccer coach could
Submitted by Chris Johns for On Q Financial If you’ve been contemplating home ownership this year, there are new changes to credit assessment that could affect your ability to get through the loan underwriting process. Confused? Let’s step back to the basics of what it takes to get into a home, previously referenced in Part
Come and celebrate the 16th annual Olympia Comics Festival, an event centered on
alternative, arts-for-arts-sake comic books. Two of this year's guests of honor,
Tatiana Gill and Brandon Graham, will present their work, take audience
questions and sign copies of their books. This event will occur after regular
library hours and no other library services will be available.
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