My morning cheer is a cup of bold black tea. Hot and robust, tea starts my day on the right note. Alysia Shelton, owner and operator of Tea-Rations, will help you find the right tea for your mood and taste buds. The year-old teahouse located out Martin Way has loose teas, pots, and accessories for
DERT just published the Deschutes Watershed Guide – a 16 page full color tribute to the environmental history of the Deschutes River and its watershed! Click on the image below to download the watershed guide. If you would like to receive a physical copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel like sending a donation to DERT – although not required to receive a guide – you can send it to DERT; PO Box 11093; Olympia, WA 98508. Or click on the donate link on the right side of this page. Thanks!
In the Northwest we love our green, whether it’s in the form of an old-growth evergreen or environmentally-friendly products to eat, wear, drive, or use around the home. Considering the long-term consequence of our eco-footprint is as easy as saying yes to that second cup of coffee. Green products for around the home are second
Submitted by The Evergreen State College The “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017” has named The Evergreen State College as one of just 21 “Best Buy” public colleges in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Evergreen is the only public college or university included from the West Coast and is one of just 46 institutions,
Submitted by Thurston County Solid Waste What do you end up with when you combine one solid waste division, with one local food bank, 30 schools and 15 restaurants? Fewer hungry people, and a lot less waste. In 2015, what is now known as Thurston Food Rescue, recovered an amazing 63,669 pounds of prepared, but
Submitted by Providence St. Peter Hospital Providence St. Peter Hospital and Fairfax Behavioral Health have entered into a joint venture to form Olympia Behavioral Health LLC and have jointly submitted a Certificate of Need (CON) with the Washington State Department of Health to develop and operate an 85-bed freestanding psychiatric hospital for children, adolescents and
Ahh, summer – the season when we spend our time whiling away long evenings with trips to local ice cream shops, craft breweries, or dinner options that let us share a meal with our four-legged friends. But these gorgeous days and balmy nights don’t need to wreak havoc on your waistline. With community events and
Some might say they are a small fish in a big pond, but Sassy Seafood owners, Libie Cain and Teresa Reeves are making a monumental splash. It’s a daunting task to enter the world of canned seafood, but that’s only spurred Sassy Seafood to be ecological, sustainable, delightful, insightful and a cut above all others.
Summer is in full swing and ThurstonTalk readers are diving into stories about fun things to do in town and in the great outdoors. From Farmers Markets to hiking trails, our article are showcasing the best our county has to offer. The most-read articles from June below are a great snapshot of the good things happening
The Derrick Pringle-coached DAP Elite 15U is heading to Orlando for the Youth Basketball of America National Championships – a week-long event which draws the nation’s best players ranging from second grade through high school. For many on the team, it’s their first venture to the Sunshine State. For Pringle, the trip has been more
Submitted by Lanny Weaver for the Lacey’s 50th Anniversary Committee Read Part 1 of this article series here. The Woodland Driving Park racetrack had brought the railroad, a hotel and a post office to the community of Woodland in 1891. Unfortunately for a succession of owners, with rare exception, it did not bring success. Yet
On a sweltering, Thurston County summer day our palettes yearn for something sweet and cold. The best solution to this problem – ice cream! But not just any old tub of frozen dairy will do. Instead, we want the creamy, local variety. One of the signature ice creams of our area has to be Olympic
The letter arrived during Peyton Russell’s junior year, almost catching her off guard. The envelope, featuring the University of Miami’s recognizable school colors and logo, was quickly opened. Enclosed was a questionnaire – the first steps in the recruiting process. Enthusiastically, Russell filled it out, her already long list of extraordinary track and field accomplishments
“The only hard core tool I use is a router,” says carver Jude Fritts. “I am able to see the finished piece in my mind. So, it is a matter of removing the wood that doesn’t belong.” Fritts smiles and adds that it is “handy,” that she is able to know what to leave, what
Join us at the Olympia Timberland Library, where Paige Orwin will discuss her new SF/Fantasy novel, The Interminables. All library programs are free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available to buy. Feel free to call 360-352-0595 with any questions.
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Gathering your own dinner, on the shores of Hood Canal, can be both fun and rewarding. Shellfish are plentiful and fairly easy to harvest on Hood Canal. Grab a shovel, print a license (free for kids under 15) and head out for a bucket of steamer clams. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
At Merle Norman Spa in Lacey, many clients have the same question: “My skin is getting drier and I’m getting wrinkles. What can I do?” The solution, says owner Madelin White, usually has to do with dry skin. “I ask a lot of questions,” she says. “We need to find out what they’re using for
Let’s start this weekend off with a bang. Your Independence Day weekend in Olympia can be filled with traditional Americana (think: parade) or relaxing journeys (think: hiking). Celebrate 4th of July in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater throughout the weekend. Use our events calendar to keep track of all the patriotic and festive activities happening around