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ROUSE EyeCARE CENTER Offers Comprehensive Eye Care for Total Health and Wellness

  In 2012, Bausch + Lomb, one of the world’s largest suppliers of eye healthcare products, asked 11,000 people from 11 different countries the question: Would you rather lose a limb or your eyesight? The results of the survey reported that 68 percent of people would rather lose an arm or leg than their ability […]

It’s a Hoppy 10th Anniversary for Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar

  A 10-year anniversary is a milestone that many businesses strive to reach. Christian Skillings, owner of Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar in West Olympia, has figured out the recipe for success. Iron Rabbit is celebrating the 10-year mark of serving inventive cuisine and cocktails using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. To celebrate 10 years in […]

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Retirement is Bittersweet for Wayne Lieb of Putnam Lieb Potvin

  By Natasha Ashenhurst For some, retirement is a well-earned reward—a finish line to cross after an exhausting, and not particularly rewarding, race. For the lucky ones, retirement is bittersweet—the end of one act—a journey that was thrilling and satisfying during the entire ride. Wayne Lieb is one of the lucky ones. A founding partner […]

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Dr. James Fett: A Story of Courage and Perseverance

  By Lynn West When I meet people like Dr. James Fett, I am always struck by how little we know about our neighbors. Jim Fett and his wife, Therese Sprunger, Panorama residents since 2007, are definitely unsung heroes. Thousands of lives have been saved worldwide because of Fett’s research into the causes and prevention […]

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Get to Know the Staff at Synergy HomeCare

  Caregivers are a special breed of human. They’re strong (physically and emotionally), compassionate, patient, caring, energetic and creative. These are all necessary qualities a caregiver must possess in order to persevere through the long, emotional and exhausting hours that make up an average day on the job. Olympia’s Synergy HomeCare, a local provider of […]

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Kids Thrive at Nature Inspired Sequoia’s Treehouse Childcare & Preschool

  Hey parents of kids ages 6 weeks to 5 years – summer fun doesn’t have to end when September rolls around! With almost 30% of 4-year-olds participating in preschool programs nationwide, new studies are consistently publishing “about the importance of physical play, and play generally, in early childhood development. Not only does research suggest […]

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Maid Perfect – Locally-Owned Company Specializes in Trust, Communication and Cleanliness (and dog treats)

  “There are certain things people just don’t want to clean,” chuckles Drew Freemantle. He and his wife Tonya, own Maid Perfect, a residential and commercial cleaning company that serves the Olympia-area. “Extra scrubbing in the shower, rings in the toilets, microwaves, burner rings, baseboards, tops of fan blades – these are all places that […]

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Radiance Herbs and Massage Celebrates 40th Anniversary

  In our hurried, changeable age, celebrating 40 years of small business success is a rare treat. For the last four decades, downtown Olympia’s Radiance Herbs and Massage has been serving shoppers from near and far in body, mind, and spirit. Now it’s time to celebrate. Whether you’re in the market for quality global gifts, […]

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Maddox & Laffoon, P.S. – Why Local Legal Council Is Critical During Social Security Disability Claims

  Jeanette Laffoon was tired of practicing law. It was the mid-1990s, and all she wanted to do was stay home, look after her newborn daughter, and sew quilts. “The law I was practicing—corporate, litigation, and franchise law—was all about business and less about helping individuals,” said Laffoon. “Just when I decided to quit, a […]

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