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Carl Zambuto – Rainier Telescope Maker Has Eyes in the Stars

  By Heidi Smith If you’re one of the nine out of ten people who has never seen a planet or the face of the moon through a telescope, a whole dimension is waiting for you, says Carl Zambuto. He should know. He’s created over 2,000 Newtonian telescope mirrors in his Rainier workshop, and today […]

Local Artist Nikki McClure Inspires Smiles at New Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry Office

  By Megan Conklin Patients at Olympia’s Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry will have plenty to grin about when they first arrive at the new office. The stunning new facility was very intentionally imagined, planned, and built by a dream team of Thurston County architects, designers, builders, and even artists. Garner Miller of Olympia’s MSGS […]

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Eating Your Veggies is Easy at the Bayview Thriftway Produce Tent Sale

  “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis isn’t wrong, but this time of year the freshest spring produce can conquer even these sweet treats. (Or better yet, use them IN your seasonal baking!) This weekend (Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May […]

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Neighborhood Notes – Growing Food and Friendship at the Tenino FFA Community Garden

  By Lynn West When we first built our raised beds, neighbors stopped by to see what we were growing. Perhaps they envisioned receiving a nice basket of ripe strawberries or feared a huge zucchini! Combining the vision of Sally Ritter Alhadeff, the knowledge of Geraldine Maxfield, and the enthusiasm of Matthew Rounsley, the Tenino […]

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Mother’s Day Made Easy with Thriftway’s Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

  “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” This is sage advice from cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, better known as the man behind Snoopy, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown. Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end of a Mother’s Day treat, he’s 100% right about the chocolate. Only […]

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Livin’ on the Wedge – Cheese Festival at Bayview Thriftway

  “Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality,” claimed author Clifton Fadiman. Both foodies and midnight snackers alike can celebrate the joy of all things cheese at Bayview Thriftway’s upcoming first annual Livin’ on the Wedge Local Cheese Festival. On Saturday, May 9 the downtown Thriftway location will host local cheese makers from 11:00 a.m. – […]

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Shop Local for Mother’s Day Gifts

  By Katie Hurley Every May on the second Sunday of the month, mothers across the country are recognized for the roles they play in our lives. Whether you celebrate the day with gifts, a special meal or a card in the mail, locally-owned Bayview and Ralph’s Thriftway stores has what you need to make […]

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Sierra Rumble Loves Baking

  By Rachel Thomson Most sixteen year olds are excited about getting their driver’s license and shopping for the perfect prom dress – not trying out a new hand mixer or getting their hands covered in flour and granulated sugar while experimenting with pastry recipes. But that’s how Sierra Rumble likes to spend most days […]

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Life on the Farm with Wendy Clark

  By Mary Ellen Psaltis As the morning sun reaches up for the horizon, Wendy Clark has already pulled on her boots and grabbed a large wire basket. She’s headed to the chicken coop to let the flock loose and provide their breakfast. Mr. Sunshine, one of the proud roosters, announces her arrival. A cackle […]

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Think Outside the Lunchbox with Bayview Catering

  Few words bring a shudder more than “business meeting.” But no matter the industry, they’re vital to keeping everyone informed, up-to-date and excited for the future. One source estimates that “15% of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings, a percentage that has increased every year since 2008.” With this in mind, specialists […]

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