Olympia High School’s strong spring sports showing – both on the field and in the classroom – has helped the Bears finish third in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s (WIAA) 2015-2016 Scholastic Cup. Presented by the WIAA and the Washington Army National Guard, the Scholastic Cup is the WIAA’s most prestigious annual school award. The
Submitted by Drip Espresso Bar Summer has begun and here at Drip Espresso Bar we are quickly approaching our one year anniversary. Make sure to join us on Wednesday, June 29 for our one year anniversary party. We will be celebrating with free coffee samples, pastries, prizes and more. We could not have done it
Submitted by the Rochester School District Grand Mound Elementary School (GMES) teacher, Teresa Kelley-Brooks, has been selected from a nation-wide applicant pool as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar to attend one of 22 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. The NEH is a federal agency that supports summer study
Submitted by Yelm Community Schools Students enrolled in the Computer Applications course at Yelm High School earned top honors across the state this year. As part of the course, students demonstrate their knowledge of the various Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Through the partnership with Washington State, Microsoft provides free Certiport Testing
Savor hand-crafted cocktails with native plant infusions created by Katie Rains and enjoy live music by Daven Tillinghast. $25 tickets include entry, hors d'oeuvres and a drink of your choice. Nonalcoholic drinks available. Event sponsored by The Brotherhood Lounge and many others!
Visit nativeplantsalvage.org to register!
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Summer is all about bare feet in the grass, blankets in the shade, and music in the air. Bring the whole family—or sneak out for some solo R&R—to one of the many musical opportunities around town this summer. Whether you prefer performing or applauding, there’s something for every style, taste, and schedule. Check out listings
Week one of summer vacation is almost complete. Check mark that off our list – 1 down, 11 to go until school starts again. The weather forecast looks delightful for the weekend and throughout next week. It will be a perfect time to get outside and explore Olympia and our surrounding community. Happy summer! Here’s what is
The sun is shining. Dog lovers around Thurston County have great opportunities for taking their companion out to enjoy the warm weather. Here are six great places to take your dog. Mission Creek Nature Park This trail in Olympia’s Eastside is a great place to go for a short walk or run with fido. The sun
“Look,” says my friend. “That couple has a, has a, … That couple has a bird?!” “We hear that all the time when we are walking,” says the woman who is carrying a small cage containing a bright green bird. “We always take Calypso with us on our walks. She loves it here at Frye
I love my garden. Well, I would if I had one, but I acquire my bounty of just-picked vegetables and fruits from local growers and farmers. They do all the planning, seeding, weeding, watering, tending and harvesting. I get to do the eating. Our area is plentiful with markets and farm stands. Depending on where
Submitted by Paul Dunn for Chehalis Basin Lead Entity To John Wilson and others in the Sylvan Terrace Owners Association, the multi-acre splash of riparian and wetland area between their Olympia condominium complex and Black Lake is a little bit of paradise. The site, they say — including Michelle Creek that bisects it — is a marvelous
The Capitol State Forest, only a few miles west of Olympia, is a 100,000-acre playground for outdoors lovers. The area is home to some of the best mountain biking in western Washington, as well as areas for camping, off-roading, hiking, and shooting. Here’s a look at two of the forest’s most popular mountain biking trails.
It’s true my experience and knowledge of gambling will barely fill a thimble, but I do know gallons about having fun. During my recent visit to Hawks Prairie Casino, I learned that the people who work there – specifically Table Games Dealers Brianna Marten and Judy Bennett – are ready, willing and able to ensure
There’s a little piece of Nepal in downtown Olympia. Strolling down Fifth Avenue you may first be enticed by the mild, lovely scent of incense wafting down the street, or the prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, or the soft Nepalese music emanating from the storefront, or perhaps even the sound of the owner playing
Forests, Farms, Fish & Fun!
August 13, 2016
Save the date for the Capitol Land Trust's 16th Annual Summer Gala & Auction!
August 13, 2016
5 PM to 9 PM
Ralph and Nancy Munro’s Triple Creek Farm in west Olympia
Come celebrate what the conservation of Forests, Farms and Fish does for our community, and what educational opportunities and fun in nature can do for children and adults. Event proceeds will benefit conservation and outreach programs. A special Fund-a-Need will support the proposed Inspiring Kids Preserve. Contact capitollandtrust.org to sign up.Google Plus One Facebook Like
Submitted by Sandstone Distillery Tenino’s Sandstone Distillery was awarded a Double Gold Medal last week at the 2016 Seattle International Spirits Awards for their Stone Carver White Whiskey. This on the heels of a Silver Medal from the American Craft Spirits Association in Chicago in March. The Seattle event included national and international brands like
The first president to visit Olympia came underneath the cloud of a failing presidency. Rutherford B. Hayes arrived in Olympia in October 1880, even before Washington was a state, as part of a massive 70-day western tour. Under an article titled “the Cause of Mr. Hayes’ visit” the Washington Standard (a hometown Olympia newspaper) described the