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High Rolling Hot Rods at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

  To use an apropos gaming expression, the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino hosts some of our region’s most epic events.  Whether it’s dancing in the New Year, giving mom the Mother’s Day of her dreams, or raising money through charity events like the Sun and Surf Run, they’ve become synonymous with having a great [...]

Dragons on the Water for the 2014 Saint Martin’s Dragon Boat Festival

  By Kathryn Millhorn The arrival of spring is heralded by cherry blossoms, balmy breezes, and the annual Saint Martin’s University Dragon Boat Festival.  This is the ninth year of the Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at the Port Plaza. Beginning with a morning welcome and ‘Dotting of the Eye’ ceremony, this year’s event [...]

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Olympia Easter Weekend Event Calendar

  I have my fingers crossed for a return to last weekend’s glorious Spring weather.  But, I know better.  It’s April in Western Washington and we’re much more likely to see a downpour than rays of sunshine.  Like most Olympia residents, we’ll still be going through our days, hoping that the clouds will part at [...]

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Hopping into Easter with Family Traditions Old and New

By Kira Stussy, Tumwater High School Intern to ThurstonTalk Easter is a widely celebrated holiday worldwide and locally. To prepare for this much loved holiday, families all have their own traditions every single year. Hard-boiled eggs are dyed and then hidden, friends and families come together, and children hop out of bed to discover what [...]

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Arts Walk Maps Now Available

  Submitted by City of Olympia Grab your guide to the 2014 Spring Arts Walk in downtown Olympia – April 25 & 26!  Arts Walk maps are available at participating downtown businesses, The Olympia Center (222 Columbia St NW), and City Hall (601 4th Ave E). Digital maps and the new interactive mobile app can also be [...]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  This weekend marks the close of Spring Break for local families with school aged kids.  I, for one, have enjoyed the time with my girls – sleeping in, visiting family, NOT packing lunches each day.  There is an interesting paradox when your children are home on a school break.  You’ve lost the freedom to [...]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  This weekend marks the beginning of Spring Break for most area school, and with that, a flurry of activity for many families.  Ours is headed out for some quality time at Nana and Papa’s house in Spokane for a few days where I can pretend I’m a kid again and defer all kid care [...]

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Sandy Sinnett – A Soldier’s Wife Who Used Writing to Relieve Stress

  By Alyssa Ramsfield Sandy Sinnett is a Thurston County resident with many accomplishments. She has been married for 24 years and also has four, wonderful children. The long time Oly Fed employee is now adding published, local author to her growing list of achievements. “I’ve been writing off and on my whole life,” explains [...]

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The Bicycle Diaries: Meet the Man Who Has Ridden Over 30,000 Miles to Save the Earth

  By Gale Hemmann Have you ever dreamed of doing something big? Have you ever wondered how you, as one person, can make a difference in our world? Well, if you’d like to get inspired, you want to come meet David Kroodsma, the man who has ridden over 30,000 miles on his bicycle to save [...]

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It’s Rumbling Down the Tracks: Olympia Family Theater Presents Orphan Train

  By Kelli Samson Whoooooo. Whoooo-whoooooooo…. Nope. It’s not the five o’clock whistle from the brewery downtown. It’s not the train heading to the Port of Olympia. That whistle you’ve been hearing is probably Olympia Family Theater’s (OFT) upcoming production of Orphan Train, running April 4 through April 20. The play is written by Aurand [...]

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