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Sweet Treats for a Sweet Game at Ralph’s and Bayview Thriftway Bakeries

  By Kathryn Millhorn “Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” Such is the philosophy of one Pete Carroll, patron saint of all things green and […]

Randi Parkhurst – The Art of the Unexpected

  By Giovanna Marcus The world of Randi Parkhurst is full of intricate and joyful surprises. Everything Parkhurst does involves paper. From painting the paper, to making the boxes, windows, and drawers found in her work, she makes it all. Much of her material is recycled, and either free or low-cost, but you wouldn’t be […]

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Sweet Success for Joycelyn Zambuto and Main Street Cookie Company

  By Holly Smith Peterson Some people have special gifts, such as being able to envision how a random blend of ingredients will proceed in an untested recipe — and to taste it in their imagination exactly as it will turn out when it’s baked. That’s Main Street Cookie Company owner and founder Joycelyn Zambuto, […]

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Capital’s Winter Play Hopes to Tell a Powerful Story

  By Lauren Frasier, Capital High School Intern to ThurstonTalk Lines are being memorized, scripts read, lights adjusted, and every scene is being meticulously  rehearsed until it is acted to perfection. For Capital High School’s drama program, all the practice is worth it as they get ready for their winter production, “And Then They Came […]

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Celebrate the Seahawks and Super Bowl in Southwest Style

  By Katie Hurley On February 1, hordes of football fans will descend on Glendale, Arizona for the Super Bowl. In addition to some great football and entertainment, those fans will also be enjoying the great Southwestern cuisine for which Arizona is so well known. If you aren’t traveling to the Southwest to see the […]

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Never-Ending Scales are No More – Adults Share How Music Lessons Shape Their Lives

  By Lynn West For many adults music lessons are synonymous with childhood memories of monotonous metronomes, endless scales, and “practice, practice, practice.” However, other adults, like two of my sons-in-laws, are carving out time from busy schedules for lessons. Intrigued listening to their experiences, I decided to check in with the studios where they […]

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Shopping Perks for Valentine’s Day at Bayview and Ralph’s Thriftway

  Ahh, Valentine’s Day – that celebration of all things pink and lovey, when we spend hours looking through racks of cards, flowers, candy, and jewelry to wow that special someone. Why not make it easier on yourself and earn a free luxury dinner for two, simply by shopping for everyday groceries? Dining-related gifts accounted […]

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Passionate Singers Crowd the Olympia Peace Choir

  By Lynn West Even though I was traumatized at an early age by the strong suggestion that I merely mouth the words in the school choir, I so admire my many friends with beautiful singing voices. As a matter of fact, I choose to sit in their shadow at an annual Christmas “Sing-Along” party. […]

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Local Art Classes Release Your Creativity

  By Lindsey Surrell While many New Year’s Resolutions revolve around what to lose (weight, bad habits, smoking) choosing a resolution about what to gain can also be very rewarding. Want to increase your skills, friends, and artwork to hang around your house? Then, an art class sounds like a perfect fit for you. The […]

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Old Growth Poetry Collective: Bringing Poetry to the People of Olympia

  By Gale Hemmann Poetry. As someone who writes and enjoys poems, I’ve noticed this word can elicit a lot of interesting reactions. Many of us, understandably, may associate poetry with formal English class exercises or stiff events. However, poetry has its roots in oral storytelling, and spoken-word poetry can be lively, engaging, and thought-provoking. […]

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