During the years leading up to official American involvement in World War I, many people across the nation argued for preparing the American people for eventual participation in the conflict. At the same time, domestic science and home economics were being promoted by school systems. Combining these two programs, thousands of canning clubs were formed
Olympia is filled with music events every week. From karaoke to jazz to punk, there’s something for everyone. Open Mic Nights Head over to the Westside Tavern every Monday at 9:00 p.m. to play a few songs or just listen! Each performer can play up to three songs. 21+. More information can be found on
Summer in Grays Harbor County brings thoughts of family fun, games and rides, the aroma of outdoor cooking, and visions of a variety of farm animals. It is fair time. The Grays Harbor County Fair is a summer tradition. Located in Elma, fair goers travel from Grays Harbor and beyond to celebrate on August 10 – 14.
When Yelm resident Sarah Weideman’s daughter Allie had her first seizure on Saint Patrick’s day of 2015, the family was unfamiliar with epilepsy and the challenges that accompany the disease. After Allie’s initial grand mal seizure ended, she began having complex partial seizures almost every day, where she remained conscious but would repeat movements and
On the clear nights around the Pacific Northwest, those who head outside, away from the cities are rewarded with a stunning display of the wonders of the night sky. Up on ridges and mountains, along dirt roads and closer to the wonders of the universe, stargazers in the Pacific Northwest are treated to a litany of
Summer camp provides a lifetime of memories for so many people, whether being away from home for the first time, endless evenings around the campfire, or just long summer days spent with friends. Thanks to the South Sound YMCA’s outreach and generosity, kids ages 6-16 can make new friends and learn new skills while having
Submitted by the Thurston County Fair This year’s Thurston County Fair has baking, canning, brewing, and bee-keeping for the whole herd! But you’ll have to hurry—entries for many of this year’s open class food contests are due during the week before the fair opens on Wednesday, August 3. Open Class Baking: 3-7 p.m. on Monday,
In this often referenced scene from the IFC show Portlandia, a couple sits down to dine and spends several minutes quizzing their server on the origin of the chicken, the conditions in which it was raised, and what the chicken ate (local hazelnuts?) The server then shows the diners pictures of the chicken, tells them
The calendar says July but I’m still traveling with a fleece in my car most days, just in case. However, the rain will stay away for this 59th annual Capitol Lakefair weekend with clear skies promised for Sunday night’s fireworks show as well as throughout the weekend for outdoor adventures and strolls through town. Wherever your weekend
I haven't given up on OlyBlog... but pretty much all my spare time between now and November 8th is committed to working to pass I-732. (In case you hadn't heard, it's an initiative to help slow climate change and make the tax system fairer.)
And if you'd like to do your bit to help pass it, you could email me...
Registration is now open for the 6th South Sound Science Symposium to be held September 20th at the Little Creek Casino Event Center.
Registration information, a call for posters and general information can be found here at the Symposium website.
Submitted by Capitol the Bay Relay Let the training begin for the Capitol to Bay Relay taking place Saturday, August 6. Sanctioned as an adventure race by the United States Adventure Race Association, Capitol to Bay Relayers can participate solo, but are encouraged to complete in tandem or with a team. The course begins in
Submitted by The Thurston County Fair If it’s floral design, photography, or other home arts hobbies that inspire you, then we have an open class home arts competition that’s pretty as a picture! There are dozens of different categories for home arts enthusiasts, artists and crafters of all ages and abilities. Entries for many of
Bryan Hoddle is not a track coach. That label hasn’t accurately described him for quite some time. Sure, he can correct and enhance your running form. He can show you the proper way to stretch before and after working out so you don’t injure yourself. He can even serve up some physical therapy to help
Nearly five years ago Lee Higginson began to lose his hearing. Higginson, 87 is retired and an devoted theater goer and supporter at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia. He was diagnosed with high frequency hearing loss. This type of hearing loss occurs with aging and results in the difficulty of
In 1957, a small carnival began on the shores of Capitol Lake to beat the heat and boredom of the summer. The tradition continues with this year’s Capitol Lakefair through July 17. What started from humble beginnings has grown into one of the biggest local summer events. For most families, Lakefair is anything but cheap. The
Submitted by The Northwest Christian Private Schools Community Christian Academy Preschool and Childcare Center is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 9th from 6:00-7:30pm. You can meet our teachers and tour the facility first hand. Refreshments will be provided. You can also schedule a tour of our Preschool and Childcare at your convenience by calling
Submitted by Thurston County Public Health & Social Services With the amount of cloudy and rainy days we see in Western Washington, it is no surprise that most of us like to make the most of sunny weather. Sunny days are glorious. There are many ways to enjoy the sun, whether gardening or relaxing at home,