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Cebu – A Taste of Traditional Philippine Cuisine

  By Rachel Thomson Angel Vano wants to take diners on a culinary tour of the Philippines. His passion is introducing locals to a culture rich with history and international influence, which they may not be familiar. Vano is the owner and cook at Cebu (pronounced SAY-boo), a restaurant offering Filipino cuisine. Named after one […]

Meconi’s Meals Made from Scratch: A Difference you can Taste

  When talking about food, people throw around the phrase, “just like mom used to make.” In the case of family-run business, Meconi’s Italian Subs, it’s literally the truth. The Thurston County favorite has a reputation built on quality and of course, their delicious scratch baked bread, made fresh each morning. But it’s not just […]

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Get Your RV Summer Ready with Olympia’s Awesome RV

  June 21 signifies more than the start of a new season: It is the signal for adventure, fun and relaxation under the sun. Recreation vehicles can add to this experience, providing the extreme road tripper with everything they need for a leisurely drive down the coast or a scenic voyage through the badlands — […]

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Olympia Real Estate Broker Catherine Haag Eases the Relocation Chaos

  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that people hold an average of 10 different jobs throughout the course of their life. While some are a logical transition or local transfer, some lead to complete relocation, a tumultuous time in any life. Locally, Van Dorm Realty’s Catherine Haag specializes in smoothing out the inevitable bumps, […]

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Olympia Furniture Company: A Growing Business

  Nearly two years ago Eddie Nelson and Allen Starkey moved from the comfort of being employed in the furniture industry to launching their own business, Olympia Furniture Company. Since opening in July 2013, the business has consistently experienced growth in inventory, community business awards, sales volume, repeat customers and staff. Its most recent benchmark of […]

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Sound Shade & Shutter: Outstanding Service Creates Perfect Balance with Sun, Shade and Security

  Screens, shutters and awnings provide security to businesses and homes and protection from Thurston County’s seasonal weather changes of warm sun on summer days and blustery wind and rain throughout the winter. Behind these devices is a quality product, person and company. Sound Shade & Shutter is locally owned and operated by Gary Merritt, […]

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Cathy Mah Branches into Real Estate with Greene Realty

  By Natasha Ashenhurst Cathy Mah would tell you that life does not follow a straight path, thank goodness, but rather, is lived in stages. She would also agree with the writer Anna Quindlen when she said, “You can probably have it all…just not at the same time.” Recently, I had the chance to sit […]

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How Olyphant Found Its Trunk

  By Todd Gruel Nick and J.B. Baldridge, brothers and co-owners of Olyphant, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. After spending their formative years in the grid-locked metropolis of Missouri, the Baldridge brothers needed a change. Like most people who tire of their hometown at an early age, they yearned to see more of the […]

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Tugboat Annie’s – A True Olympia Establishment in a Serene Waterfront Setting

  By Lynn West Leaving Tugboat Annie’s one recent Sunday after brunch, my husband wondered about its history. “Maybe it was a boarding house or a factory,” he mused. I must say I didn’t think the West Bay Marina and the restaurant that sits proudly in its midst on the banks of Budd Inlet would […]

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Your Healthcare Connection: Roger Johnson Proves a First Surgery Can Be Your Best Surgery

  By Kate Scriven Roger Johnson is a fit and healthy guy. And throughout his life, he’s remained relatively injury free, steering clear of the surgeon’s knife for all of his years. Originally from Tacoma, Johnson moved to Olympia in the late 90s and married native Olympian Jessica Johnson. He works for the City of […]

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