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

This month brought it’s fair share of crazy weather and unpredictable days. But one thing we can predict is our fantastic readers turning to ThurstonTalk for positive stories about what it’s like to live, work and play in Thurston County. Here are this month’s most-read stories by you, our readers. And, one that our editorial team loved as well.

1. Meconi’s Italian Subs – 30 Years of Success

The family posing in in front of their “Meconi’s Time Capsule” mural in Hawks Prairie. (From left to right: Wayne Meconi, Nancy Meconi, Maria Meconi, and Robin Vaughn) Photo courtesy: Kailey Caldwell

We love our sandwiches here in Thurston County and with good reason. Meconi’s four locations have been keeping our tummies full for 30 years. This delicious history of a locally owned restaurant, written by Kailey Caldwell, was our most-read story this month. Is it lunchtime yet?


2. Sleeping in an Olympic National Forest Cabin

The Hamma Hamma cabin is open for visitors year round. Photo courtesy: US Forest Service.

We had a bit of cabin fever this month, it seems – the fever to book a getaway in these unique lodgings located throughout the Olympic National Forest. Douglas Scott’s story about renting these historic and rustic cottages captivated reader’s interest and likely their reservations for this spring and summer, too.’

3. Tom Ryan’s WiserWand

Tom pauses with volunteers Sean and Ryan while creating a WiserWand YouTube video. Photo Courtesy: Tom Ryan

Local gardener and inventor Tom Ryan was tired of seeing water wasted as he hydrated the plants in his garden. His solution? The WiserWand – a simple tool revolutionizing the way you water your plants saving the precious resource of water as well as saving you money with lower water bills. Gale Hemmann’s story explain’s Tom’s quest to share WiserWand with the world.

4. Editor’s Pick: Local Government Meetings

Photo courtesy: City of Tenino.

This month, our Editor’s Pick highlights a new section on ThurstonTalk. In an effort to be a source of comprehensive information about what’s happening in Thurston County, we’ve created one place to learn about government meetings held each month including city council, school board, port commissioner and county commissioner meetings. Find schedules and links to live video and archived meeting footage in one place. Did we miss a meeting? Drop us a note at

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