On Sunday, December 1, downtown Olympia merchants hosted a holiday parade. Parade entries and viewers braved blustery weather to kick off the holiday season. To learn more about how you can support downtown Olympia merchants and shop local, click here.
On Thanksgiving, Old School Pizzeria organized volunteers to feed hungry people. Volunteers made 56 pizzas in 2.5 hours, feeding about 100 people a steaming slice of free pizza. Thank you, Old School Pizzeria, for being a part of our community. Visit the locally owned downtown Olympia pizza restaurant on Facebook or via their website. [...]
Olympia High School hosted their annual BEARzaar on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Crafters and shoppers packed the school. For a complete story about shopping Olympia holiday bazaars, click here. Missed this bazaar but want to find the next one? Go to our events calendar.
By Tom Rohrer Nearly nineteen years ago to the day, Natalie Rhodes felt what it was like to lose in the championship game of the WIAA State Volleyball Tournament. On Saturday night, the feeling came back as the head coach of the Capital High School volleyball team saw the Cougars fall to Burlington Edison [...]
By Tom Rohrer Friday began with promise for the volleyball teams from Capital, Tumwater and Timberline High School. All three schools began first round play in their respective state tournament brackets, each equipped with state championship aspirations. These aspirations are still a possibility for Capital High School. However, Timberline and Tumwater will head into [...]
For more information about the McLane Creek Nature Trail, and other family friendly hiking spots, click here.
For a complete story about visiting Wolf Haven International, click here.
On November 7, the YWCA of Olympia gathered supporters to honor South Sound women who are enacting change and making progress in our community. One of those women honored was Leatta Dahlhoff. Read more about Leatta’s story here. Enjoy photos from the evening below.
In November, high school athletic teams are either advancing forward or have seen their season come to an end. Thurston County was the sight for district playoff matchups, tournaments and meets alike on Saturday, an occurrence that will continue next weekend. Black Hills High School was the sight for the 2A District III volleyball tournament, [...]
Pageantry and emotion, stemming from cross town rivalries, is one of the most appealing characteristics of high school football. Thurston County is full of such rivalries. One of the area’s biggest took place on the gridiron Friday night, when North Thurston and Timberline High Schools faced off on the field-turf at South Sound Stadium [...]