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Home Staging: When Selling a Home, Less Is More

  If a home that is on the market is completely vacant, buyers tend to focus on its flaws and have a hard time figuring out its proportional space. On the other hand, a home that is overly decorated or cluttered with personal pictures and collectibles overwhelms the viewer and feels claustrophobic making the house seem smaller. [...]

Living a Happy Retirement at Panorama

  Relocating is a big decision at any age. Whether a job transfer to a new city, uprooting after raising a family, or pulling up stakes upon retirement, finding a new place to call home is about defining your future lifestyle. For a handful of retirees, the naturally picturesque Sea Ranch community in Sonoma County, [...]

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McKenna Kennels Pet Resort: Solutions for Busy Families and Their Dogs

  By Gale Hemmann McKenna Kennels Pet Resort understands that many people are busy. Many of us juggle work, school and family schedules. Those of us who are pet owners also want our pets to be happy and well cared-for. Fortunately, the great staff at McKenna Kennels Pet Resort in Roy offer several services to [...]

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Kim Dinsmore – A Life of Service

  “Help others and give something back.  I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger.  That sentiment embodies the life—and work—of Kim Dinsmore, Executive Vice President of Lacey’s [...]

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Six Ways to Celebrate A Holiday Office Party around Thurston County

  By Lisa Herrick Holiday office parties are highly anticipated for the attendees yet can be a challenge for the party planner. The group’s size, interests, and budget will determine the type of celebration that would be suitable for the office holiday soiree. Year-end festivities are an excellent opportunity to bring co-workers together to celebrate [...]

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Spend a Day in Olympia for the Holidays

  By Kate Scriven The leaves are off the trees, festive lights are being placed in the empty branches and shops are full of gorgeous displays of gifts and specialty items.  Yes, the holidays are officially here.  To help you get in the mood, and check a few things off your list, spend a day [...]

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OlyCurl’s Yukiko Taylor is All About the Curl

  We curly girls feel a special affinity for one another. We know how having a head of these locks feels like equal parts blessing and cruel curse. I mean, have you seen our childhood photographs? Don’t even get me started on the ones from middle school. We are united in both trauma and flattery, [...]

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Gyro Spot Expands Mediterranean Fresh, Fast Food in Olympia

  By Holly Smith Peterson What you want for lunch when you’re working is something fast, fresh and tasty.  You often want something healthy and different or to find that special go-to spot with choices for days that are sunny or sleet-filled, and for midday breaks that are either lingering or lightning-fast. That’s the niche [...]

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Win Cash and Meet Stars at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel

  We all have our favorite daydream that we pull out on rainy afternoons, trips to the dentist, or during too-long Mondays. Whether it’s to strike it rich, rub elbows with celebrities, or be cheered on by everyone around you, these dreams can all come true at Rochester’s Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel during the [...]

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John Erwin Remodeling Talks about the Simplest Home Solution for Seniors

  Being a baby boomer I barrage John Erwin, owner of John Erwin Remodeling with questions about the changes to our home that will allow us to stay there as we get older. Today it is called “aging in place”. John Erwin is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), one of the first in Washington State [...]

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