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Seahawks Land in Lacey for Celebrity Softball Game

  Dream Team Park in Lacey played host to a celebrity softball game on Saturday, June 20.  Paul Richardson, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, invited other professional football players to join him in the 2nd Annual Celebrity Softball Game.  Participants enjoyed getting their Seahawks gear signed by the players, checking out the Beast bus, and enjoy […]

Capital City Pride Parade Photos 2015

  Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography The sunshine showered down on the participants of the 25th annual Capital City Pride Parade.  Parade members stepped off at noon on Sunday, June 21 to celebrate equality throughout Olympia.

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Tumwater Farmers Market Brings Produce to Happy Consumers

  Photos by Diane Waiste The Tumwater Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Capitol Blvd and Israel Road.  The market attracts visitors picking up produce for dinner, grabbing a lunch to eat outside and many vendors selling their locally grown produce.  To learn more about Thurston […]

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Visit the Olympia Farmers Market

  Photo credits: Diane Waiste A visit to the Olympia Farmers Market treats all ages with a variety of produce, crafts, live music, and even face painting.

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13th Annual Day of Champions Crowns Winners

  By Laurie O’Brien A ThurstonTalk camera was on hand for Annual Day of Champions at Tumwater High School on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Nearly 600 students with special needs from all eight Thurston County school districts participated in the 13th annual event. Students rotated around the stadium, participating in 14 different track and field events staffed […]

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Capital City Marathon 2015 Photos

  Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography It was a beautiful morning on Sunday, May 17 for the 34th annual Capital City Marathon.  The route includes a full marathon, half marathon, 5 miler and a kids dash.  For more information on all the community groups that made this event possible, click here.  The next race is […]

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Olympia Wooden Boat Fair 2015 Photos

  Photos by Diane Waiste May 9 and 10 marked the Olympia Wooden Boat Fair in downtown Olympia.  While the heart of the fair is viewing wooden boats moored at the docks, there are also crafts, art vendors, entertainment and children’s activities sprinkled around Percival Landing.  Find more event information here.

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Orca Photos – A May Visit to Olympia

  Photo credit: Kim Merriman For a few days in May, a transient pod of seven Orcas visited Olympia.  The active pod entertained Olympia residents with tail flaps and lots of splashes while cruising through our waterways.

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SLURP 2015

  Photos by Cara Bertozzi Fish Brewing Company hosted oyster shuckers, beer lovers, and shellfish enthusiasts on Sunday, May 3 for SLURP.  The annual event raises funds for clean water initiatives and oyster habitat restoration projects through the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association.  Tickets for next year’s event can be found here.

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A ThurstonTalk Intern’s View of 2015 Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species

  Photos by Olivia Richards, Avanti High School Intern to ThurstonTalk My favorite time of the year in Thurston County is Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species. The streets are filled with families and friends, businesses stay open extra late and art is lining every surface. To capture all the moments surrounding Arts Walk […]

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