Our family moved to the Steamboat Island peninsula in 2014. Serenity began attending Griffin School during seventh grade and then enrolled in the Archery After-School Program, although she had never held a bow and arrow before. She simply signed up for fun and to see if it was something she enjoyed. Almost immediately, Coach Paul Whitney
This summer, we’re packing your calendar full of free, family activities throughout Thurston County. From parks to tours and museums, you are sure to find something to keep you busy. We’ve put together this list of 20 different things you can do with your kids without spending a penny. Cool off at the East Bay Public
Submitted by Shanna Stevenson for Lacey’s 50th Anniversary Committee Women have always been a part of Lacey history. From earliest times, Native American women and their families frequented the areas around present day Lacey. After Euro-American settlement, Native American women often bridged cultures. One of those women was Nancy Jim Parsons, a Nisqually woman who married American
Olympia is known for having a unique theater scene, and soon, well-known local actor and musician Jaron Crawford will be taking his talent on the road. He’ll be taking on life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Crawford, a senior at Olympia High School, grew up surrounded by the vibrant arts
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton This sweet girl is Wilma. She is now one of the shelter volunteer’s favorites with her beautiful coat and happy and loving temperament. She is always ready to join the volunteers for hikes on the trails around the shelter. She walks well on leash but does let the volunteers know
Submitted by Rochester School District “Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who? Who?” Using that catchy tune to teach a struggling student all the letters of the alphabet, and each of their sounds, was the brainchild of Kassie MacColl, an education assistant at Rochester Primary School (RPS). Kassie was chosen as the 2016 Capital
Submitted by South Sound YMCA The South Sound YMCA is pleased to announce the election of Jon Jones, President and CEO of Washington Business Bank, as chairman of the nonprofit’s board of trustees. Jones will provide leadership to the 25-member board, which sets strategic direction and policy to guide the Y’s work of strengthening communities
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Steamboat Peninsula, Olympia
The ride will start at the Wynne Tree Farm, a 530-acre working tree farm at the base of the Steamboat Peninsula. Riders will travel along the road that parallels this property, and will be able to see the beautiful, and vast, forest and fresh water areas that comprise this property, and that are permanently conserved by Capitol Land Trust and the Wynne family.
The short ride travels up the Peninsula and will stop at Frye Cove Park. Riders can take a short (approximately 1/3 mile) walk to the beach, and will enjoy the scenery while having a snack at the picnic tables. Riders will learn about conservation on the Steamboat Peninsula, especially about a hopeful addition to CLT’s conserved areas which is next to Frye Cove and is home to a half mile of Frye Cove Creek, the stream that drains to Frye Cove and that contains important salmon spawning habitat. After this stop, riders will ride back to the Wynne Tree Farm.Google Plus One Facebook Like
Tumwater High School’s Peyton Russell and Rainier High School’s Peyton Dungan successfully defended their titles, while Northwest Christian’s Heidi Sowers notched her first at the 2016 state high school girls’ track and field championships. Despite being slowed by injuries throughout her senior season, Russell won her third consecutive triple jump title at the 2A state
The Tumwater Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. from May through September. You can find the vendors at the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road in Tumwater. Photo credits: Diane Waiste.
Submitted by UW Medicine There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this is certainly true when it comes to your health. Preventing disease and detecting disease early are important to living a longer and healthier life. You likely already know that getting enough sleep, eating
Andrew Barkis has had his eye on Yelm for a long time. In fact, his Hometown Property Management business has had clients in the surrounding area for the past ten years. Although they were able to provide service through their main office, his team started exploring the possibility of opening a Yelm office in 2008.
River Ridge’s Josh Braverman entered the 2A state track and field championships as the favorite in both the boys 110 and 300 hurdles. A rare defeat in the 110 hurdles, however, dashed the hopes of claiming dual titles. The junior does plan to dwell on the loss, but that can occur at a later date.
Two ThurstonTalk sports writers capture the essence of a high school student athlete’s accomplishments. They actively seek out stories from coaches, athletic directors, administrators and teammates. In each article, Grant Clark and Gail Wood introduce the community to a student athlete or a small group of players that are making an impact. “We cover sports
Whether you like your brows arched and feathered or straight and bold, eyebrows are a distinctive facial feature. There are many ways in which to update brows including gels, pencils, and even tattooing. Yet there is also a very natural option that delivers semi-permanent outcome. Microblading is an advanced brow embroidery technique that results in
When you attend a live theater performance there is typically some advanced planning involved, including securing the tickets, allowing time to park, and possibly having a meal beforehand. Maybe you’ve planned a special outfit for a night on the town? Your preparations are nothing compared to the organization and planning it takes for the venue
The poet Wordsworth lovingly spoke of ‘the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower.’ But such an idyllic setting often requires diligent yard maintenance. This is where Spring-Green Lawn Care’s safe and easy annual lime treatments come in. Studies show that our region’s lawns are prone to “acid conditions, common west of