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Move over chrysanthemums and dahlias: you’re not the only flowers blooming this fall. Here’s some competition: more
Expecting a large crowd, I parked several blocks away from the New Traditions Café and set out dashing through the rain. It seems remarkable now – after several additional days of steady … more
September is a busy month – it includes Labor Day, the first day of school, locally, the first day of fall and Grandparents Day. If you missed that last event mentioned, you are not alone, … more
There are many reasons to love living in Thurston County, but one of the top reasons is the focus on the arts. The Fall version of the Olympia Arts Walk will be held on Friday, October 6, and … more
On Saturday, October 14, 2023, Masterworks Choral Ensemble brings autumn to Olympia with its Fall Festival performance at the  Washington Center for the Performing Arts .     As … more
Don’t worry, you are not forgetting what day it is, today is not Tuesday. There is just some critical news coming from the other Washington that is impacting nonprofits that I want you to know … more
I had an informative visit with Natalya Rubel a few days ago. Natalya is the CEO for ABOVE Home Health, located in Olympia and serving our surrounding counties. The acronym ‘ABOVE’ stands … more
The start of the school year often signals the start of the volunteer season as people return to their previous routines. However, due to the pandemic, some folks have not returned to their previous … more
I find this time of year and the change of seasons one for reflection. It is particularly poignant for me as this is the time to celebrate and reflect on a year closing and a new one beginning in my … more
Dear Lexis,   I lost 100 lbs over the last year, but I still look in the mirror and dislike what I see. What’s going on? I don’t get it. Dropping weight was supposed to fix this … more
The lawn is taking a beating these days. It’s accused of all manner of environmental crimes, starting with reducing biodiversity and sucking up excessive amounts of water. Mowing it with a … more
In response to my recent columns about migration, a reader asked how birders and ornithologists learn about bird migration. It’s all about watching for many hours over many years. Mostly, … more
Her name was Margarite – no last name necessary, thank you. She was 80 years of age when I met her and a Tai Chi Master. She taught in her front yard, across the street from where I lived, and … more
Family Support Center of South Sound provides families with children and survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault with coordinated supportive services to accomplish … more
Dear Lexis,   I read an article on this topic and was curious what you would say. Do you believe that Millennials are better parents than Boomers?   Curious in Lacey Dear … more
You can't go inside it, and you can't even walk around outside it. It’s a historic lighthouse, #93001339, on the National Historic Register of Historic Places , but still active in the US … more
Just when everything in local vegetable gardens was at a peak of bounty, trouble struck a friend’s tomato crop: The dreaded blossom end rot. That sent me on a little Google research expedition, … more
The Who If you are familiar with Lions Clubs, you probably associate them with white cane days and guide dogs. By now you may have tasted the famous burgers served up from our Burger Den at Lake … more
Last week, I was browsing at the Olympia Timberland Library (full disclosure: I am a member of the Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees), and I noticed a display about Olympia Zine Fest. As … more
To focus on the state of emergency medical care in Thurston County, I have met with a member of the state House of Representatives and the top area leadership for Providence Swedish. It is sadly … more
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