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Pediatric Dietitian Khim Schoenacker Makes Mealtime Easier

  By Kathryn Millhorn Brace yourselves, parents, here’s another thing to worry about: neophobia.  At one time or another, all kids suffer from it and we’re left feeling like it’s our fault.  But it’s not; neophobia is nothing more than a fancy term for a fear of new foods.  Studies say that “neophobia reaches its [...]

Olympia Schools Shift School Snacks after USDA Standards Updated

  By Katie Hurley School bake sales, once the bread and butter of school club fundraising, may soon be a thing of the past.  On July 1, 2014 the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) implemented Smart Snacks in Schools standards that apply to all foods served in public schools during the school day, whether sold [...]

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Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Guide to Essential Riding Gear

  You’ve got a motorcycle.  You are ready to ride.  Throw on a helmet and you are good to go, right?  Not so fast, say the experts at Northwest Harley-Davidson.  There’s a lot more to safe, comfortable riding than just wearing your helmet. NW Harley-Davidson wants riders to enjoy their riding time and having the [...]

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Winterizing Your RV: Uhlmann RV Shares Tips for Increasing the Lifespan of Your Recreation Vehicle

  Fall is fast approaching, and not far behind it a long, wet Washington winter follows. As the days grow shorter and the warmth of summer quickly vanishes, Chris Hardesty of Olympia’s Uhlmann RV says it is a good time to start thinking about winterizing your RV. To ensure that you’re recreation vehicle will be [...]

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Complete Care For Your Family Through The Debra Daniels Insurance Agency

  We all know Benjamin Franklin’s sage advice that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This is all well and good if you know exactly what you’re trying to prevent… I worry more along the lines of author K.M. MacAulay, “You can’t prevent what you can’t predict.” This is where seasoned [...]

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Sunrise Landscaping: Growing Thurston County, One Yard at a Time

  Eleven years ago, Heath Howerton started Sunrise Landscaping out of a shed in his parent’s backyard. He was freshly graduated from Washington State University, having studied business entrepreneurship and landscape architect design. He got right to work building his landscaping business and never looked back. Today, Sunrise has approximately 40 employees including two landscape [...]

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Surprise Proposal With Long-Distance Ring From Hartley Jewelers

  Submitted by Hartley Jewelers Eliot Wong thought about a big box jewelry store when the time came to propose to Emily Becker, but he kept coming back to Hartley Jewelers. Eliot, who lives in Denver, grew up in Olympia and was best friends with Travis Thornton, Hartley Jewelers’ marketing manager and son of owners [...]

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The Family Caregiver: Best Job Never?

  Submitted by Joan Hitchens for Navigating Grief The family caregiver: is this the best job ever or the best job never? Are you a family caregiver? The one designated and dedicated to caring for a loved one through dementia, illness, or chronic disabilities that require ongoing assistance for sustaining the best quality of life [...]

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Neighborhood Notes: Page St. Cafe Serves Up Comfort Food Done Right

  By Giovanna Marcus Joel Hart invites me back into the kitchen at the Page St. Cafe. He’s making béchamel sauce, the decadent mother sauce for their gravy, macaroni and cheese, and chicken and biscuit mix. While whisking equal parts butter and flour in a saucepan, he demonstrates the desired consistency, and then adds a [...]

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Saint Martin’s University Offers a New Look at Education

  By Alyssa Ramsfield Saint Martin’s University is in constant expansion. This includes additions to their growing number of majors offered. As of this year, the university will be up to 25 programs specific to qualifying students for jobs outside of the classroom. One of the new programs for the 2014-2015 school year includes a [...]

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