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
The coincidence of tragedy and fortune struck Paul Girard within one week. In 2004, Girard, best known as Paulie, was diagnosed with cancer. A melanoma had been discovered in his neck. Uncertain how he would pay for the medical expenses, he checked a lottery ticket that he had bought six weeks prior. Instantly, Paulie learned
Under the shadow of the southeastern Olympic Mountains, Lake Cushman is quickly becoming one of the premier destinations along Hood Canal. Lake Cushman has been a local retreat on warm weather days for generations, but only recently has it become a destination for those in the greater Puget Sound Region. Offering every recreation activity possible,
It’s often been said that chickens are the “gateway drug” to farming, and it’s no different for KaasHill Farms. The family farm started with a small flock of chickens, and is now home to goats, pigs, chickens, guard dogs, and bees. Peter and Sheena Kaas and their small children are the hard-working farmers and soap
From a financial perspective, many young adults are unprepared for the real world. Young people are often offered credit cards or auto loans right out of high school, or while going to college. They have no idea about the importance of credit, and know even less about budgeting their money. For many, this sudden availability
Submitted by Maid Perfect Many people enjoy the look of stainless steel until it comes time to clean it. It seems stainless steel likes to collect finger prints and smudges as a favorite pastime. The first thing you should consider before you start cleaning your stainless steel is what not to do! Some of the newer
Submitted by Thrive Community Fitness In partnership with the City of Lacey, Thrive Community Fitness will be hosting the 2016 Lacey Days Thrive 5k at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday July 2. This will mark the fourth year of the event with the addition of an exciting new kid’s dash complete with an obstacle course! All proceeds from
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Meet Abby, an affectionate, sweet girl who loves to go for walks and car rides. Abby is a cuddle bug who really likes to spend time with her humans. She is about 1 year old and ready to learn anything you want to show her. She has been spayed, is
There’s something extra special about live music. You may know a recording inside and out but hearing it in person is magical. And nowhere is this more vibrant than with the fluid, improvisational world of jazz. June 23 – 26 is the 26th annual America’s Classic Jazz Festival organized by the Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz
Capital City Pride has held an inclusive parade and festival in Olympia since 1991. On Sunday, June 19, 2016, the parade moved through downtown Olympia. These photos by Shanna Paxton Photography give you a glimpse into the popular festive event.
Social media sites aren’t just a great way to connect friends and family, they are also a great tool for linking neighbors to other people in their community. On ThurstonTalk, we share positive stories about the people, businesses and organizations that make Thurston County a great place to live, work and play. Because we distribute