ThurstonTalk’s Most-Read Stories of November


This is my favorite time of the year as we head into the holidays. The lights, the celebrations, the music and the giving and sharing with each other. And, this is also one of the busiest times of year for many of us. As the days fly by, take a moment in your to stop and read some of ThurstonTalk’s most popular stories from the month of November. Here are the top three articles that our readers loved the most this month.

1. Where to Shop on Small Business Saturday (and Beyond)

At Compass Rose, you will find something for everyone on your list, not to mention an extensive selection of holiday décor and keepsakes. Photo credit: Jessie Dunnam

Our most-read story this month features Jessie Dunnam’s shopping guide to the amazing small business throughout downtown Olympia. Shoppers flocked to the unique stores on Small Business Saturday, November 25, but this story shares great options for the entire holiday season and beyond.

2. The Shimamoto Family Legacy

Alan and his wife, Louisa cheering on their favorite team. They love the Pacific Northwest and are deeply rooted in the community. Photo credit: Alan Shimamoto

Local businessman Alan Shimamoto shared his incredible life story from his adoption in Japan to his business success here in Thurston County with writer Kristina Lotz. His inspiring story was our second most-read article this month.

3. Alum Nathan Peters Credits SPSCC for a Career He Never Imagined

Nathan introduced the main speaker at the 2014 All Washington Academic Team Ceremony held at South Puget Sound Community College. Photo credit: South Puget Sound Community College

Nathan Peters never saw himself working for a college, let alone attending college.  But a firm foundation and multiple opportunities to grow at South Puget Sound Community College has allowed him to launch a career in higher education at Saint Martin’s University. Nathan’s story, shared by Kristina Lotz, is our third most-read article for November.

Bundle up and have some fun on Washington’s beaches this winter digging the local specialty, razor clams.

With the fall/winter razor clam season in full swing, I’m selecting this super “how-to” article from outdoor writer Douglas Scott as my Editor’s Pick. Razor clamming has been a family tradition of ours for over 10 years. If you haven’t tried it, make this the year you take your family to the beach.

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