Paulie and Trish Girard, co-owners of Paulie G’s Pool Hall and Deli, have claimed for years that they are Olympia’s best-kept secret. This likely was true in the past. They quietly opened their new business about five years ago in an obscure location on Olympia’s eastside. And they simply have relied on word of mouth […]
Autumn brings celebrations but—all too often—also a spike in medical emergencies. Emergency room doctors warn that “While medical emergencies occur throughout the year, the winter season and its related overindulgence [are] a pivotal time for preventing emergencies by listening to our bodies.” “People can sometimes confuse a serious heart condition with acid reflux or heartburn—especially […]
Thinking back to the days when our four children were young, I remember the never-ending stream of laundry overflowing from our old-fashioned laundry chute. Yes, I admit I grumbled about having to do all that laundry. Now as I learn about the Clean Kids project, I realize being able to send our kids off to […]
Locavore. You’ve probably heard the term in pop culture by now. It generally refers to someone who is enthusiastic about local food, usually grown within a 100-mile radius of consumption. Locavore Mercantile shopkeeper Beth Mathews encourages shoppers to see the term a little more broadly. In this case, the new “pop-up” holiday shop, which houses […]
Are you or someone you know vegan? Gluten-free? Paleo? Avoiding added sugars? Low-carb? Gracious. We come together with family and friends through the holidays to share meals. There are as many eating styles as people. It’s not necessary or even possible to please everyone, but is possible to offer wonderful, healthy food. It is even […]
Years ago, date nights were wildly anticipated in our house. Our three children looked forward to a night without their parents, eating pizza on the couch, and bribing the babysitter to let them stay up late watching television. For me, date night meant putting on a pretty dress and even dabbing a bit of perfume […]
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Adopt-A-Pet has created a fun 2017 Alumni Calendar of wonderful dogs adopted from their shelter. It features 25 gorgeous photos by professional photographer and shelter volunteer, Sherry Simon. Calendars are available at several businesses in the area, including the shelter, and can be purchased online with a small shipping fee […]
Submitted by Saint Martin’s University For the second year in a row, generous friends, alumni and supporters helped Saint Martin’s University raise more than $1 million for student scholarships at the Saint Martin’s Gala. Held Saturday, Nov. 5, on the University campus in Lacey, this year’s Gala featured three-time James Beard-award-winning TV personality chef Andrew […]
Submitted by Thurston County Public Health This time of year, we tend to see an increase in the number of people diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Pertussis is a highly-contagious respiratory illness that spreads when a person with the disease coughs or sneezes. One person with pertussis can infect between 12 and […]
Submitted by the South Sound Estuary Association The Estuarium, in downtown Olympia, is holding a short story contest for writers of all ages. Contest winners will have the opportunity to have their story read alongside artist and writer Nikki McClure, at the Estuarium’s Turn of the Tides festival, December 17. Stories must be 2,500 […]
Submitted by TOGETHER! The local nonprofit, TOGETHER!, operates a drop-in center for youth at Evergreen Village Community Center in West Olympia. As a hub for children and families to access concrete supports, bond with healthy mentors, get academic tutoring and much more, the Center serves as a lifeline for many residents. Due to limited funding, […]
Nadine Bozeman is known as the singing seamstress. She works as both a full-time music teacher at Jefferson Middle School and runs the Sweet Francis Sewing Company. Chatting with her reveals a graceful combination of confidence and humility. While she has spent years bettering her skills as a musician and crafter, she also acknowledges that […]
Whether looking through windows, skylights, or shower doors it is likely that you are peering to the other side of a glass and project of Lacey Glass at Home. The locally owned and operated glass company has been installing residential windows, mirrors and shower doors since 1980 when Phil Zeutenhorst started Lacey Glass. Fast forward […]
A gathering for those who want to make a change...
Washington state has the most regressive laws in the United States regarding the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers. Under the current law, it is impossible to prosecute a law enforcement officer in a use of deadly force crime.
I-873 removes these eight words from current code: "without malice and with a good faith belief". It doesn't make it easy to prosecute an officer who shoots someone in a deadly force incident; it only makes it possible.
The deadline for signatures for this initiative is December 30 -- and it currently has very minimal presence in Thurston County. This is a place where we can make a difference.
Come learn about this initiative and how you can help gather signatures --perhaps at events you're already planning on attending.
The United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia
I-873 website: http://www.w4gp.com/tags/i_873
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