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Olympia Memorial Day Weekend Event Calendar

  While the weather forecast isn’t 80 degrees and sunny, it does look to be fairly decent after we get through today’s spitting rain.  As we enjoy a long weekend, ThurstonTalk remembers and thanks the servicemen and women who lost their lives fighting for our country.  We also salute the current service members near and […]

Capital City Marathon Thanks The Community

  Submitted by Capital City Marathon Association On the third weekend in May every year, the Capital City Marathon unites our community. What’s more, for almost 35 years, it has helped define us. The Capital City Marathon Association would like to extend an enormous thank you to everyone who made the 34th annual Capital City Marathon […]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  Hi Olympia!  Here we are again… another Friday and another fantastic list of things to do this weekend around Olympia.  Get out your schedule and weave some of these engaging events into your calendar. Shop with your girlfriends during Girls Night Out on Friday in downtown Olympia.  Proceeds support the good work of SideWalk. […]

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ThurstonTalk Invites High School Internship Applications

  ThurstonTalk.com has opened a limited internship opportunity to Thurston County high school students interested in writing or photography. A special thank you to Hometown Property Management owner, Andrew Barkis, for partially sponsoring this experience for high school students. The internship will run from September 2015 – June 2016 and is open to all Thurston County students […]

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Olympia Mother’s Day Weekend Event Calendar

  I am a mom.  On Sunday (hint: it’s Mother’s Day!) I get to celebrate my mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, and sisters who are moms – lots of love for some amazingly talented women who are raising fantastic (little and big) people.  If you are also celebrating your mom this weekend in Olympia, we’ve got you covered […]

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Dancing with South Sound’s Stars – A Night of Shimmies and Surprises to Support The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

  By Nikki McCoy Six local celebrities. A panel of judges. One week to learn. This is “Dancing with South Sound’s Stars,” a night of entertainment, celebration and breath-taking moves – all on stage Saturday, May 16 at The Washington Center for Performing Arts in downtown Olympia. “These six dancers were selected from a large […]

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Girls Night Out: A Shopping Opportunity to Support Local Businesses and Causes

  By Lisa Herrick Downtown Olympia welcomes hundreds of women to Girls Night Out – a festive occasion throughout the day and evening that includes an extravaganza of shopping, raffle prizes, promotional discounts and entertainment. In its seventh year, the Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) originally designed this event to entice community members downtown to enjoy fun activities and […]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  The calendar flips to May and that means summer weather must be on the horizon.  It also equates to a rapid increase of planned (and spontaneous) outdoor activities around Olympia.  If you travels take you toward the beach this weekend, stop by the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival.  You can learn more about the weekend festivities in […]

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Finding Treasures at the Secondhand Safari

  By Kathryn Millhorn No matter your financial situation, taste, or style, finding that perfect addition to your collection is always a delight. Whether it’s shoes, antiques, furniture, vintage items, or books, we all have our favorite hunting grounds for those special treats. On Saturday, May 2, the Thurston County Fairgrounds will host their annual […]

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Having the Heart to Start – Dr. James Beckerman to Speak in Olympia

  By Lisa Herrick Dr. James Beckerman did not originally intend to become a cardiologist motivating people toward a healthy heart lifestyle. However, during a vacation with his future wife’s family while in medical school, his future father-in-law experienced a fatal heart attack. It was at that moment that Dr. Beckerman vowed to dedicate himself […]

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