Reader’s Choice: ThurstonTalk’s Most-Read Stories in January


As the calendar rolls into February, take a moment to look back at our most popular stories in January 2017 along with an Editor Pick – a story that inspired our team this month.

1. Providence Offers Easy Alternative to ER for Non-Life Threatening Medical Issues and Flu Symptoms

Providence Medical Group West Olympia Immediate Care sees patients weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Photo courtesy: Providence Medical Group.

The flu season has hit Thurston County hard.  In this article, Providence provides some information about care alternatives beyond the emergency room.

2. Dr. Trent Cluny Dreaming Big with New Optometry LEGO Creation

Dr. Trent Cluny says the LEGO set he created is meant to be a replica of an exam room at Olympia Vision Clinic. Photo credit: Jessica Hoppe

Dr. Trent Cluny is a dad and an optometrist.  What better way to combine his two passions than by creating a LEGO set to model his Olympia Vision Clinic office?  Read Jessica Hoppe’s article about how the LEGO set design came about.

3. Thrifty Thurston Lists the 2017 Major Events and Festivals in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Beyond

Planners rejoice!  We have laid out the 2017 major festivals and events happening around Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County. This article gathers all the key dates in one place.

4. Editor’s Choice: Foster Parents Barbara and Bill McGregor: A Labor of Love

Barbara shows her years of experience while feeding the twin foster girls. Photo credit: Shelly Lynn Metzger Photography

For 35 years, Bill and Barbara McGregor have been foster parents.  The photo of Barbara feeding twin babies is so heartwarming that the first time we saw it we had tears in our eyes.  ThurstonTalk is thankful for the kind work of this couple.  Read Shelly Metzger’s full story here.

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