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Since we moved to the area, we have made it a point to go to a local Farmers Market every week and to eat whatever is in season. Keep in mind that while the vendors at these farmer’s markets … more
Nearly five years after the debut of the Film, Bumblebee, we are witnessing a fresh reboot for the Transformers film franchise. The reboot follows on the heels of the previous installments that had … more
While considering reducing how much off-street parking developers are required to provide the city found that zero would be the right number.  It didn’t start off that way.  The … more
Dear Lexis, I’m heading off to college this next fall and I find myself facing a dilemma. My boyfriend is going to New York to pursue a work opportunity and has asked me to go with. … more
A neighbor’s eight-year-old granddaughter came to my garden in search of rolie-polies – also called pill bugs, armadillo bugs and a dozen other names . You’ve almost certainly seen … more
Caitlin Salvestrin devotes her life to working with horses and helping veterans and active-duty service members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s a passion, a … more
One weekly radio program I occasionally listen to is Science Friday . My smartphone, knowing my interest in birds, alerted me that Science Friday last week included an interview with the author of a … more
Are you thinking about retirement? Or perhaps, recently retired but already suffering from boredom? Meet James Reddick – current president and incoming District 19N Zone Chair of the … more
Jane Jacobs, the author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” wrote, “You can’t rely on bringing people downtown, you have to put them there.” Her … more
Father’s Day is this weekend (I thought you might appreciate the reminder), which means it is time for the Olympic Air Show hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum . Proceeds from the air show … more
Last column, we learned about Gary Franklin, M.D., our local hero and medical director of the WA Department of Labor and Industries (DLI), who alerted the nation of the prescription opiate crisis due … more
Lexis is Alexis Rae Baker. She writes from her home in Olympia.  Got a question about life, relationships, spirit? Visit her at  lexisrae.com  or write to Lexis at   … more
Few people are able to live their dream of making a living from the fine arts. Gary Witley is one of those lucky guys. Gary Witley has completed careers in music and music technology at both Tenino … more
A few years ago, I saw the animated movie, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” The movie truly opened my mind to the very thought of animation, each universe with its own animation style … more
This column is mainly about local Thurston birds, but sometimes people journey around Washington and wonder whether the birds they see will be the same as back home. Some will be – robins and … more
At the risk of sounding tiresome, words have always mattered to me. Spoken or written, they can transport me to another time, place, or emotion in a blink of the eye. While I would probably rate … more
The 2023 Timberland Regional Library Summer Library Program has started and runs from June 1 to August 31. This annual program is for everyone (no matter their age) to enrich their summer with … more
Dear Lexis, People always say how important it is to “know” yourself, but no one seems to have any idea how you go about figuring that out. Do you have any advice on how to approach … more
Out and About on Day Trips   It’s a gift really. Do you hesitate to make a day trip to Ocean Shores, Tacoma, Seattle, or even locally by car? You can get there and back by bus, … more
Three plants are having their peak moment this week: black locust trees covered in fat, pendant white blossoms; buttercups blooming everywhere, including in the lawn on the Capitol campus; and fat … more
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