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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Mom’s Baked Goods

  By Katie Doolittle Bonnie Elsey is no stranger to the food industry. She’s been running restaurants for 28 years. Actually, her arrival in Olympia marked the start of a second career. She tells me what motivated her to sell her place down in Longview. “I thought I wanted to retire,” she says, “but that [...]

Muscles-In-Sync is Philosophy at Comstock Physical Therapy

  Like most things in life, aches and pains just happen. Each year we spend increasingly more time and money trying to fix the wear and tear that happens as we go about our lives. Some people have a specific problem that can be addressed and resolved. For many, however, finding the root of the [...]

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Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Motorcycle Pre-Ride Checklist – “The Walk Around”

  It’s a glorious day.  The sun is shining; the weather’s sitting around 60 degrees.  Not a cloud in sight.  It’s a perfect day for a ride.  But before you simply hop on your bike, which may have been sitting idle during the rainy months, complete a “Walk Around”. The experts at Northwest Harley-Davidson know [...]

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Fitness Ablaze Training Center-Becoming a Better Version of Yourself

  Appreciating that Fitness Ablaze Training Center is not just another gym requires understanding the values and approach of owner Andrew “Bo” Tinaza. Tinaza, a former standout athlete from Shelton High School and the Skokomish Indian Tribe, started college with the intent to train elite athletes. He graduated from Western Washington University in Kinesiology (Exercise [...]

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Olympia’s Captain Little: a Toy Store You’ll Never Outgrow

  By Kelli Samson Remember that day last winter when we heard that Wind Up Here was closing? Thurston County families were totally devastated. But then we all saw the sign go up in the papered windows, that cheerful sign announcing that the good folks of Compass Rose had picked up the pieces of our [...]

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Design Smart Home Staging & Redesign: Upscale Design Services for South Sound

  Everyone loves a makeover. Reality shows like “Designed to Sell” and “What Not to Wear” are popular because they show how design can be transforming for a home or an individual. The exciting local company Design Smart Home Staging and Redesign, LLC , voted the Best of South Sound in Interior Design, does those [...]

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Mud Bay Coffee Company: Serving Up Care and Hand-Crafted Goodness in Every Cup

  The last days of summer are upon us here in Olympia. On a hot day, nothing is better than stopping for an iced drink in a cool, air-conditioned oasis. The locally-owned Mud Bay Coffee Company has plenty of treats in store for you, and a unique, welcoming atmosphere to boot. I stopped by their [...]

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Fighting Chronic Fatigue with Oxygen at H3 Therapy Services

  Let’s face it, women in their 40s and 50s have a lot on their plates: schedules, families, work, and—occasionally—a social life.  But all the knowledge and experience you’ve earned are moot when faced with the diagnosis that isn’t a diagnosis: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The National Library of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control [...]

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Comic Book Paradise Found in Thurston County

  By Alyssa Ramsfield You’ve probably noticed the recent spike in superhero movies hitting the big screen. All of those superheroes are derived from one common place – comic books. Getting their start over 80 years ago, these books are continuing to gain popularity. Thurston County is the perfect place to feed any reader’s hunger [...]

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Couple Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Redesigned Wedding Ring From Hartley Jewelers

  Submitted by Hartley Jewelers “My original wedding ring was just a solitaire,” says Peggy Miller, who recently celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary to husband Mike Miller. “We were only 19 years old and on a shoestring budget.” Many years ago, Peggy went to a jeweler to see about having her ring redesigned. “I had a [...]

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