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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
Kiwanis Day of Champions , a track and field day celebration for special needs children, was hosted at the South Sound Stadium next to North Thurston High School (NTHS) on May 31. “Day of … more
Olympia and Beyond Annual meeting and PopArt party on June 1, and handed out this year’s Thurston County Tourism Awards at the Hands On Children’s Museum. The lineup of vendors at … 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
National Trails Day will be celebrated on the first Saturday of June as a day of service for hometown trails and for those who love trails and nature. The holiday is a nationwide movement by the … more
She is a tiny woman who radiates love and joy. Her life is inspiring and she has thrived in her life, despite early devastation.  On Sunday, May 21, 2023, a ribbon-cutting event with about … more
The fascination of Himalayan blue poppies Anyone who has seen a Himalayan blue poppy remembers when they saw one for the first time: the sudden, stunned breath of wonder at the sight of this … more
Editor's note: George is taking a week off. This was originally published   June 9 , 2022 under the headline, " Three lesser-known bird species that are among the most interesting. " … more
I am sure you are aware; that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and while many of us will be celebrating with BBQ, boats, or beaches, I think it is important to take a moment to reflect on the … more
Camas is blooming in Thurston County prairies this week, including prairie land on JBLM. It’s also blooming in the median of I-5 in Hawks Prairie. This small blue flower is a hardy native … more
The month of May is now closing its doors. Have you attended some local events this month? Now is your last chance to.  Art in the Parks Workshop: Photography in the Park, Saturday, May 20, … more
The Komachin Middle School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has raised $2,177.00 of its $500 goal starting in January 2023 for its national service partner, the March of Dimes. … more
It’s been so warm at night that I have left my bedroom’s sliding door open. As a result, I’ve been awakened at about 5:00 a.m. by singing birds (and wide-awake cats who think they … more
How did you like the lightning and thunder show last night? I know that here in the PNW we don’t get storms like that very often (in Texas, we call that April and May), but the severity of the … more
At Tuesday's Olympia City Council meeting, the Heritage Commission honored seven individuals, places, and local organizations that have contributed to the community's heritage. Recipients of … more
In recent weeks several readers have asked me to help them better identify the spring birds, and especially their songs. I suspect some of you have tried listening to the dawn chorus and been … 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
Yesterday (May 3rd) I took my own advice and journeyed to Grays Harbor to see the annual shorebird migration. I have previously written about this annual spring opportunity to witness this avian … more
Intercity Transit is hosting the Annual Bicycle Community Challenge in Thurston County this month.  Bicycle Commuter Challenge Coordinator Duncan Green said the 36-year-old event is the … more
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