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Phil Petersen Provides Quality Repairs for Common Home Inspection Issues

  By Kate Scriven I had a broken attic truss, an unsecured water heater, missing GFCI outlets in my kitchen, a window with a broken seal and missing CO2 monitors. These were the findings of the home inspection ordered by the buyer of my home 18 months ago. My first thought? YES! The roof was […]

Neighborhood Notes: Reconnect at the South Bay Pub and Eatery

  By Alyssa Ramsfield The neighborhoods that scatter across Olympia vary in size and population. Off the beaten path of bustling downtown, at the 3300 block of South Bay Road, you’ll find South Bay Pub and Eatery. This isn’t your average bar, but instead a gathering place for friends and family of South Bay. In […]

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Chiropractic and Pregnancy – A Conversation with Eastside Chiropractic’s Dr. Amanda Kugel

  Dr. Amanda Kugel, a Tumwater-based chiropractor gave birth to her first child in early August and remembers well the joys, and challenges, of pregnancy. I recently sat down with the doctor and new mom to talk about her passion for helping women who are mothers-to-be through her specialized chiropractic trainings and experiences. Q: What […]

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Infernos Pizza Is Devilishly Delicious

  “I love pizza. I want to marry it, but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding.” In this, as most things, comedian Mike Birbiglia is 100-percent right. There’s nothing better than being shoulder to shoulder with family and friends over a magical, cheesy pizza. Locally—and literally—the pizza hot spot is […]

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This Coffee Break Brought to You by Your Neighborhood Thriftway

  Sports, politics, and religion are topics on which everyone has an opinion. In Olympia, there’s a fourth entry into this hot-button arena: coffee. Everyone has their favorite blend of beans, roast, brewing method, and retailer. Like many passions, coffee even has its own language to learn. Who could have known that the patois of […]

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Dick’s Brewing Owner Julie Pendleton Brews a Batch with Women Across the Globe

  By Kate Scriven For years, the brewing industry has been pretty much a “boys club.” However the historically male dominated field has seen an increase in women among their ranks in recent years. As the popularity of quality, craft beer increases so does the following among both genders. Men and women are enjoying drinking […]

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Yelm Co-op Beats the Odds to Break $1 Million in Sales

  By Heidi Smith If the Yelm Food Cooperative were a children’s story, it would probably be The Little Engine That Could.  This, after all, is an organization that opened in 2007 – with just $26,000. “That’s a very small amount to start any retail, let alone a grocery store that has a lot of […]

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5 Happy Hour Spots in Olympia for Any Occasion

  By Lindsey Surrell Need an extra excuse to head out for a drink and bite to eat after work? This list highlights just a few of the many options for happy hours in Olympia. When Appetizers Are Just Not Enough Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill Had your fill of nachos, tots and fries lately? Enjoy the […]

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Home Instead Senior Care Wins Best of South Sound Award

  “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” said Robin Williams. Thankfully our climate means we can often celebrate without echoing Mark Twain “in the spring, I have counted 136 kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” One reliable trove of reasons to celebrate is the annual Best of South Sound competition hosted by […]

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Sock Drive Hosted by Garden Courte Memory Care Community Brings Dry Toes to Kids

  Even with this year’s balmy spring, warm dry toes are a luxury. Imagine not only having damp, sore, sockless feet but doing so as a school-aged child, expected to focus on learning and not the discomfort and embarrassment of poverty. Many organizations raise money and collect food for our area’s needy people. There are […]

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