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Fall at Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm

  An autumn isn’t complete without a trip to the Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm.  Walk the paths.  Pet the animals.  Taste the apple fritters.  Enjoy an autumn day outside.  Lattin’s is ranked on our list of 60 “Don’t Miss” Activities.  But, if you can’t get out to the popular destination, pick up their [...]

McLane Creek Nature Trail

  The McLane Creek Nature Trail is beautiful to visit anytime of year.  During the fall months, visit the nature trail and watch the salmon migrate.  Learn more about the salmon migration here.  Find a complete article about family friendly nature trails and short hikes here.  

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The Plant Place Nursery Offers Ornamental Grasses for Local Landscapes

  Submitted by The Plant Place Nursery Take a look around town and you will most likely see a wide variety of ornamental grasses in Thurston County.  Perfect for mass plantings, as groundcover, or along borders, grasses are often used on commercial properties and public areas such as roundabouts and planting strips.  They work perfectly [...]

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2014 Olympia Pet Parade Photos

  Photos by Morgan Willie Olympia played host to the 85th Annual Pet Parade on Saturday, August 16.  The annual tradition celebrates our dearest four-legged, winged, and furry creatures.  

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Thurston County Fair 2014 Photos

  The 2014 Thurston County Fair ran from July 31 through August 3.

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2014 Lakefair Fireworks

  Thurston County’s long-standing summer festival, Lakefair, celebrated it’s 57th year on the shores of Capitol Lake last week.  And once again, the grand finale of the 5 day event was the Lakefair Fireworks show.  With music synchronized on  KGY AM-1240, viewers “oooh-ed” and “ahhh-ed” through the spectacular show which started at 10:00 p.m..  Thank [...]

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Music in the Park – Olympia Summer Outdoor Concerts

Downtown Olympia plays host to a wide variety of musicians during the annual Music in the Park concert series.  Held on Wednesday evenings, the summer outdoor concerts are free to attend.  Bring a blanket and spread out your dinner while you enjoy eclectic music in Sylvester Park.  Find more details, including the full schedule of [...]

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Lacey In Tune – Summer Concerts and Movies

  Photos by Morgan Willie Summer wouldn’t be the same without the popular Lacey In Tune summer events.  Huntamer Park, centrally located in Lacey, hosts a series of summer entertainment including outdoor concerts and evening movies.  The family-friendly affair is perfect for people of all ages.  Bring a picnic and enjoy a concert during your [...]

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2014 July 4th Parade in Tumwater

  All eyes are on Tumwater during the annual 4th of July parade.  The Grand Marshal for the 2014 parade was former Sea Gal, Stephanie Hemphill.  For more information about celebrating Independence Day in Tumwater, click here.  

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July 3 Fireworks from Boston Harbor

  Special thanks to Chris Hamilton for these wonderful photos taken from Boston Harbor during the July 3rd fireworks display.  This neighborhood traditions draws local residents for live music and a BBQ at the Marina and the spectacular fireworks show in the harbor.  The fireworks are funded entirely by donations to the Boston Harbor Association.

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