“A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure,” penned writer Pico Iyer. But for lucky Hood Canal area residents, The Traveler is both destination and guide, watching over the area and its outdoors-loving population. According to legend, The Traveler’s shape
One wouldn’t speak and the other couldn’t stop talking. That’s how North Thurston High School fastpitch coach Pete Feliciano remembers seniors Aaliyah Kautz and Cierra Davis as freshmen. They were polar opposites personality-wise, but the one trait they shared from the moment they stepped on campus was excelling at the sport. Kautz serves as a utility
River Ridge baseball coach Chad Arko has guided the Hawks to numerous district titles, usually on the backs of a strong senior class which is looking to end their high school careers on a high note. And this year? “We don’t have a senior class,” Arko said. “We have one guy.” That lone senior is
Event: Visit Capitol Land Trust’s Springer Lake Preserve!
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time: 12 PM
Location: Springer Lake Preserve in Tumwater
Springer Lake, protected forever by Capitol Land Trust, is in a private community and this is a rare chance to visit this beautiful lake and see its flora and fauna. Pack a picnic, along with a chair or blanket and inflatable floatation device, and walk ¼ mile to Springer Lake. Sit along the shores of the lake to enjoy your lunch, and weather permitting, get on your floating device and paddle around the lake to have the opportunity to see a rare bog.
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Submitted by The South Sound YMCA Summer is just around the corner and with it children’s break from the routine—mornings spent sleeping in, afternoons spent watching television or playing video games in the cool air conditioning and evenings enjoying a nice ice cream cone before bed. It may sound great, but a summer spent like
Submitted by the Capital City Marathon Former Olympian Jeff Galloway will add the Capital City Marathon (CCM) to the list of more than 200 marathons he has finished when he comes to Olympia for CCM Race Weekend, May 14-15. It will be his first Washington marathon. “I look forward to meeting the people in this
Submitted by Westport Winery Garden Resort Westport Winery Garden Resort earned a gold medal on their sparkling Gewurztraminer wine called Going Coastal at the 16thAnnual Finger Lakes Wine Competition held in Rochester, New York on March 18-20. This is one of the largest competitions in the nation with over 3800 wines entered representing over 900 wineries.
Submitted by The City of Olympia The City of Olympia is one of ten applicants nationwide to be named a 2016 Community Court Grant Program winner, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance announced today, in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation. As a selected site, the Olympia Community Court will receive $200,000, as well as technical assistance from the
Submitted by Thurston County Public Health The annual County Health Rankings report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranks Thurston County the seventh healthiest of Washington’s 39 counties. Thurston County moved into the top ten in 2013, having been Washington’s 14th healthiest county in 2012. The County
Come join us at the library for this special theatrical event! Created for the joy of creation, this all-star local cast lights up the stage with original songs and choreography. Asking the questions "What is the world?"
and, "what is life?" and perhaps "what is my place in it all?" This program will
occur after regular library hours and no other library services will be
provided. All library programs are free and open to the public.
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Join us at the library, where Pacific Northwest author Ned Hayes will join us on his first book tour stop for
the new novel "The Eagle Tree," the story of an Olympia boy obsessed by climate
change, fighting to save an old growth tree. This program will occur after
regular library hours and no other library services will be available. All library programs are free and open to the public.
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Interested in sustainable landscaping practices that can result in reduced maintenance chores, including watering and mowing, while also attracting birds and butterflies? Join WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project for its popular "Naturescaping" workshop on Thursday, May 5 from 6-9:15 p.m. at the Tumwater Fire Hall, 311 Israel Rd. SW, Tumwater. Sponsored by City of Tumwater/Stream Team.
The class is free, but you must register to participate. Go to www.streamteam.info and click on “calendar.” For more information contact WSU Native Plant Salvage Project at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-867-2167.Google Plus One Facebook Like
Hard-to-find specialty native perennial flowers, small shrubs, and rain garden plants will be offered for sale by the Native Plant Salvage Foundation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at the WSU Extension Office, 5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. The event will feature plants that are drought-tolerant, disease resistant, and sure to attract native birds and butterflies. Buyers may pre-order in advance or shop in person on May 1. Perennial lists and prices can be found at nativeplantsalvage.org. For more information, contact email@example.com or 360-867-2167.
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Submitted by YWCA of Olympia Last year, so many of our Spring Into Action guests let us know that our Mission Showcase was not just an event, but a powerful experience. Mark your calendar for another inspiring night on April 28. This year’s Spring Into Action Mission Showcase will again feature great food, wine, beer & beverages, raffles, social time and a truly unique opportunity
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton My name is Azi. I am a one year, old male, Egyptian Pharaoh Hound/Australian Cattle Dog mix. I have lots of energy and know some of my basic commands such as sit and lay down. Learning to walk nicely on a leash is what I am working on right now.
This post was written by guest blogger, Karen Valenzuela, an enthusiastic Rebel by Bus. Thank you, Karen!
On a recent blustery spring morning, nine rebels gathered at the Martin Way park-and-ride in Olympia to board the 605 Intercity Transit bus to Lakewood, on our way to pay a visit to South Seattle Community College. At the Highway 512 park-and-ride in Lakewood, we caught the Sound Transit 594 bus, which toured us through several stops in Tacoma on our way to downtown Seattle, where we then hopped the Metro 125 at 3rd & Pike. That route took us along the soon-to-be-closed Alaskan Way viaduct where we were able to get a quick glimpse of the resting Bertha, the huge machine that’s boring the enormous hole in the earth for the tunnel that will someday replace the viaduct. And though by this point in our adventure it was misting heavily, the view of Elliot Bay was nonetheless delightful as always. We arrived at the college just in time for our pre-arranged luncheon at the Culinary Arts Center, and were served by no fewer than three waitstaff who took very seriously seeing to our every need. We enjoyed a three-course meal, and lingered so long over coffee and dessert that we were behind schedule to visit the Chinese Garden and arboretum. Peonies in the garden were in full bloom, and were an elegant complement to the spare Chinese architecture of the garden. This is really an impressive facility, and open to the public for rental for weddings and other kinds of events. The arboretum, adjacent to the Chinese garden, is small-ish but also breathtaking in the number of plants and how they’re all arranged. Both the Chinese Garden and the arboretum, as well as a nearby plant nursery, are part of the community college’s horticulture program, training students in all aspects of the cultivation, care and business of plants. We caught a later bus off the campus than we were originally scheduled for, which put us in Lakewood just after our bus to Olympia had departed. But even with an hour wait for the next 605, we were back in Olympia shortly after 6:00 PM, tired but generally happy after our day as rebels by bus. This is an adventure by bus I cannot recommend too highly!
The Pavilion at Sentry Park Whether you want to wed in a stunning garden courtyard or prefer The Pavilion’s elegant ballroom, this historic Shelton event center has become a popular destination for weddings of all kinds. And this beautiful venue boats everything you need to bring your special day to life — especially if you
High school can be a scary experience, especially for incoming freshmen on their first day. It can be intimidating to be thrown into a new environment and these high school newbies always need a bit of guidance. Luckily, Link Crew is here to help. “Link Crew is a group of upperclassmen students who gather together