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Wow. A forecast for nearly 90 degrees on Mothers’ Day! Public opinion is divided about our heat wave, but tomato plants love it. And a lot of mothers love tomato plants. Maybe your mother … more
A warming climate is changing what grows where. In France, the traditional area for growing the grapes that become champagne are getting too hot. In England, they’re just now getting warm … more
April is a very busy month. If you have seen the pinwheels at the Capitol, they were placed there by FESS (Family Education Support Services) as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM). … more
Olympia Farmers’ Market (OFM) will celebrate Senior’s Day tomorrow, April 5, offering discounts to shoppers aged 55 and above. Part of the market’s High Season that began on … more
In the 80’s, I stepped away from the career in which I had spent most of my time working with seniors. I had directed the Homemaker Registry Pilot Program for the Area Agency on Aging along … more
The Thurston County Board of Health approved the permitting option that allows the booth-setup food establishments to operate year-round at multiple venues on Tuesday, March 14. At the BOH … more
The calendar and the flowers in my yard may be announcing that Spring is near, but you and I both know that there will still be plenty of soup days before storing our soup tureen for the summer. I … more
Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. For some it is a bouquet of flowers and fancy card, along with a romantic dinner or outing. Others, without partners, may gather with … more
Many years ago, a young woman from New York City came to visit on Bainbridge Island, brought by mutual friends who lived in Seattle. The Island amazed her; she said she had never seen so many … more
‘Untraditional’ Hanukkah celebrations are often full of traditions for Jews of color Hanukkah creates opportunities for families to celebrate their heritage – especially in the … more
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have plans to be around either family, friends, or both on Thursday. Growing up, my family was insistent that no one should be alone this holiday, so we often had … more
The Olympia Farmers Market Board of Directors has selected Karin "Wren" Green as the Market’s new General Manager. Wren was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up spending … more
For cellar master Ed Schlich, wine is a democratic beverage that anyone should enjoy without concern about their knowledge of the products. "People have been intimidated by others when it comes to … more
Thurston County Fair Wednesday, July 27 through Sunday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Join Thurston Country as they celebrate its 150th year. This is a week-long affair in a haven of animals, … more
Tenino Depot Museum Pioneer Village- Depot MuseumJuly 22 10:00am-4:00pm, July 23 10:00am-5:00pm, July 24 11:00am-3:00pm Do you enjoy making antler jewelry, apple cider, making, blacksmithing, … more
Tumwater Rotary Club awarded Khurshida Begum its 2022 Business Person of the Year in appreciation for her meal donation program launched during the pandemic. “Her 'buy one, give one' program … more
Food Prosperity Central (FPC), a farmers’ organization based in Lewis County and Yelm, is offering lectures on neighborhood gardening Wednesday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yelm Community … more
Recently some of my family members spent some time in Cabo San Jose, a resort town at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California. I, who did not, received daily updates and photos of exotic … more
The Olympia Utilities Advisory Committee (UAC) has directed its staff to develop a discounted rate for irrigation water used for urban agriculture. Water Resources Department director Eric … more
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has completed the annual water quality evaluation of the state’s commercial shellfish growing areas. Unfortunately, high fecal … more
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