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Showin’ Off at the Summer’s End Car Show

  By Kathryn Millhorn Poet Wallace Stevens said that “the summer…is like a perfection of thought” but I prefer the freedom expressed by writer James Dent, “a perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” And while we all know [...]

Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  When I walked the dogs this morning, I felt the autumn morning air. Last night, I needed a flashlight as we circled our evening route. The weather forecast appears to continue to be sunny but the temperature swings and waning daylight show that we’re shifting closer to Fall.  Whether you are on the football [...]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  I sincerely enjoy scrolling through social media, looking at all the back to school photos.  I’m not a nostalgic person, so the pics don’t rekindle any emotions from my school days.  In reality, I think that it’s more about seeing kids grow up – catching snapshots of folks that I don’t get to see [...]

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Party for a Good Cause with Brats, Brews and Bands

  By Alyssa Ramsfield On Saturday, September 6, the Brats, Brews, and Bands Festival plans to put to the “fun” into fundraising! Sponsored by Thurston County’s newest rotary, Gateway Rotary, the event is set to bring in money to support a variety of local charities and bring the community together. The Gateway Rotary Club is [...]

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Olympia Labor Day Weekend Event Calendar

  Purists will disagree but I consider Labor Day weekend the END of summer. Last minute BBQ’s, shopping for the final few items on the school supply list, packing away the sunscreen, and shifting towards “normal” bedtimes are all tasks that I undertake over the holiday weekend.  I recognize that the “official” end to summer [...]

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Olympia Harbor Days: Tugs, Trains & Ports on the Waterfront

  By Lisa Herrick Come celebrate the final days of summer and Olympia’s maritime history during the annual Olympia Harbor Days starting Friday, August 29 and concluding on Sunday, August 31. Harbor Days is a three day festival of entertainment, food, art, and history all highlighted by the vintage, working and retired tugboats that convene [...]

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Love Our Local Fest 2014: Keeping it Local with Day of Fun, Art, and Community

  By Gale Hermann “Rise up and share your Oly love.” This is what Love Our Local Fest (or LOLFest for short) calls for the community to do each year. And so far, they’ve been responding. Now in its fourth year, the annual Love Our Local Fest takes place on Sunday, August 24 from 1:00 [...]

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Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

  Ahh… the glorious sun is back in the forecast, just in time for the weekend.  If you want to take it easy and relax with a cocktail or entertain a wild crowd of kids, we have you covered with loads of activities around Olympia this weekend. Pick from this list of things to do [...]

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Thrifty Thurston Sings Along with Frozen in Tumwater

  By Kathryn Millhorn If you live within 500 feet of someone under the age of 10, you probably hear the strains of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf on every passing breeze.  These days the phrase, “Do you wanna build a snowman?” is less entreaty than opening number. Sing the summer away with the City [...]

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Dig Sand in the City This Weekend in Olympia

  By Megan Conklin Is there anything better than a day at the beach? Especially when you don’t actually have to drive to the beach to experience it? This year’s Sand in the City event at the Hands On Children’s Museum (HOCM) combines all of the traditional, beachy favorites with a few exciting new twists, [...]

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