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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  It seems the only topic of conversation these days in the weather – usually we are bemoaning June rain showers but this year Mother Nature is treating us to unseasonably (ok, HOT!) warm sunshine.  I hope that you are reading this post in the wee hours of the morning and planning your day outside. […]

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Jazz Up Your Summer at the 25th Annual America’s Classic Jazz Festival in Lacey

  By Kathryn Millhorn “It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.” And if anybody can speak for an entire genre, it’s the great Herbie Hancock. For this year’s all-inclusive silver anniversary of the America’s Classic Jazz Festival at Saint Martin’s Marcus Pavilion, organizers have really gotten into the swing of […]

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Thurston County Relay for Life – Celebration of Hope and Memories

  By Kathryn Millhorn The National Cancer Institute estimates that “in 2015, an estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States” and “approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes.” Such sobering statistics are scary, but a cancer diagnosis is […]

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Olympia Father’s Day Weekend Event Calendar

  This was the first week out of school for local families and in our neighborhood, the kids reveled in the sunshine and freedom that are the hallmarks of summer vacation. Along with the break from school comes the longest day of the year. This weekend’s summer solstice marks the official start to summer.  And with […]

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Hang Out at Huntamer Park for the Lacey Children’s Entertainment Series

  By Kathryn Millhorn “Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” Author Regina Brett’s prescription can be easily filled at the 2015 Lacey Children’s Entertainment Series. […]

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79th Annual Strawberry Festival Keeps Traditions Alive at South Bay Grange

  By Morgan Willie Cultural preservation is the notion of maintaining a community’s traditions and values for generations to come. Here in our little neck of the woods, there is no shortage of this. In fact, the 79th Annual Strawberry Festival held at the South Bay Grange is a perfect example of Thurston County citizens […]

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Soup’s On at the 2015 Swantown Boatswap and Chowder Challenge

  “Clam chowder is one of those subjects, like politics or religion, that can never be discussed lightly. Bring it up even incidentally, and all the innumerable factions of the clam bake regions raise their heads and begin to yammer.” Louis De Gouy was chef at the Waldorf-Astoria for more than three decades but could […]

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Lacey In Tune Outdoor Concerts – Soundtrack of Summer

  By Kathryn Millhorn “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability,” said philosopher Sam Keen. And what more respectably embodies summer than an open air concert with beach blankets, picnic baskets, and dancing under the stars? From June 24 until August 5, the City of Lacey will host two amazing musical series featuring a dozen […]

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