FOOD & DRINK
Check out Thurston County food safety scores for Sept. 20
Comments are taken from the latest Thurston County food safety inspection reports.
Taste of Mexico: The 6 Essential Mexican Dishes to Try in Olympia
In this article, we explore six delectable Mexican dishes that you can savor in Olympia. Have you had the chance to try any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Rochester, WA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Rochester.
The Olympia School of Advanced Skincare Is Set To Help South Sound Residents Launch Their Beauty Career
The Olympia School of Advanced Skincare, recently founded by local salon owner, esthetician and educator, Jin Mi S. Williams, is set to help students in the South Sound region to prepare for a career in the beauty industry. With a beauty career spanning almost two decades, Williams has used her experience to develop a comprehensive curriculum, while also helping to bolster Olympia’s small business community.
Easy Sea Kayaking Adventure in Olympia’s Budd Bay: Swantown Marina to Squaxin Park
Olympia, Washington, offers outdoor enthusiasts a plenty of opportunities to explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. One such adventure is sea kayaking in Budd Bay, a serene and picturesque body of water that lies adjacent to the city. An easy 2-mile round trip kayaking trip from Swantown Marina to Squaxin Park (formerly Priest Point Park) is made complete with a lunch pickup from Bayview Thriftway for a picnic amidst nature’s beauty at Squaxin Park’s beachfront.
Unleash Your Inner Artist at 3D Paint and Sip: Daisies, Dragonfly, and Mocktails Event
Get ready to unleash your inner artist at the upcoming event, 3D Paint and Sip: Daisies, Dragonfly, and Mocktails. This unique experience is set to take place on Fri, Sep 22 from 5pm to 8pm at the vibrant location of 168 4th Avenue West suite 202, Olympia, WA 98502.
Fire ban lifted in Rainier National Park
ASHFORD, Wash.-The parkwide fire ban has been lifted for the last few weeks of the season in Rainier National Park. The parkwide fire ban had been in place since August 18 to reduce the risk of wildfire during the summer months. Campfires are now allowed at the Park's three campgrounds...
Make Harbor Heights in Olympia Your Home and Experience Stress-Free Travel in Retirement
Retiring comes with many perks, and one of the most notable is having more time to do the things you love. After devoting years to your career, it is incredibly rewarding to finally be able to pursue new adventures and see the world. Unfortunately, homeownership doesn’t always make it easy to get up and go. With Harbor Heights 55+ Community in Olympia, residents can benefit from round-the-clock care and service that gives them the freedom to set off to faraway destinations without anything holding them back. Discover how your life can open up in retirement by settling into a luxurious apartment in this desirable community!
Round 1 of the Thurston County Pie Bracket is now open. Vote for your favorite spot
Nominations ended at noon Monday.
Hispanic heritage celebration, comedy, music and magic on this weekend’s entertainment menu
Downtown Olympia will be jumping this weekend with a variety of entertainment both inside and out.
Unleash Your Inner Angler: Fall Chinook Fishing on the Majestic Snake River!
🎣🌊🍁 Get ready for an exciting fishing adventure! 🌟 Our upcoming event, Fall Chinook Fishing, will take place on the majestic Snake River. 🐟🏞️. 📢 The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has just announced some rule changes for this year's fall chinook salmon season, and you won't want to miss it! 🗓️ On August 10, they declared that anglers will be allowed to keep some adult Chinook salmon caught on the Snake River this fall. 🐠💪
Experience Culinary Delights at Olympia's Best Latin American Eateries
This article is your guide to three exceptional Latin American restaurants in Olympia. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these locations yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Unleash Your Creativity at Chapman Cider's Paint and Sip Art Class in Olympia
🎨🍷 Wed, Sep 20 · 6pm - 9pm at Chapman Cider 8024 River Dr SE suite 303, Olympia, WA 98501 is going to be an explosion of colors and fun! The Paint and Sip Art Class at Chapman Cider Olympia is the perfect way to add a dash of creativity to your midweek routine.
TCMedia and Olyfilm To Host Another Episode of ‘Live at Five’, a Live Sketch Comedy TV Program
Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) announces its search for community members to participate in the December 2, 2023 ‘Live at Five’ a collaborative community comedy show in partnership with Olympia Film Collective (OlyFilm.) The latest episode of Live at Five is currently airing on TCMedia’s cable channels 22 and...
Unleash Your Creativity at Olympia's Paint Event at Headless Mumby
Get ready to unleash your creativity at the upcoming 'Paint event at Headless Mumby'! Headless Mumby Brewing, a popular local hub, will be transformed into an artist's playground on Thu, Sep 21 from 6pm to 8pm. The event will take place at 232 Division Street Northwest, Olympia, United States.
Take a trip through our area's rich history
Enjoy these snapshots of articles written in past issues of the Nisqually Valley News from 45, 35, 25 and 15 years ago, respectively. A Look Back at This Week, 45 Years Ago • The Yelm ...
Stunner! One of the Nation’s Highest Bridges Is in Washington [VIDEO]
I'm not sure I could walk across this high bridge in Shelton, Washington. The High Steel Bridge was built in 1929 by the Simpson Logging Company. It is 685 feet long and 375 above the Skykomish River, holding the record as the highest railway arch bridge ever built in the United States. The bridge was converted to road use in 1950. There's no question that the High Steel Bridge is Washington's most popular bungee jump.
Procession of the Species Will Return in 2024
We lost a lot during the COVID pandemic. And while much can never be brought back, a group of passionate community members are working hard to give us something we have greatly missed, the Procession of the Species. Earthbound Productions is once again working hard to organize the Procession of the Species 2024 and is requesting that all those who want to help attend the Kick-Off Gathering on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Olympia Armor Creative Campus (515 Eastside Street SE, Olympia).
Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum Seeks Applicants for the $2500 Roger Easton History Grant
Submitted by Olympia Historical Society-Bigelow House Museum. The Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum will award a $2000 history grant along with a $500 teacher stipend in 2024, provided by funds from long-time Thurston County Teacher Roger Easton. Eligible applicants are K-12 teachers, student teachers, administrators, or classroom professionals in accredited schools in Thurston County.
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Taps Into Tumwater Market
Finnriver Farm & Cidery has announced the opening of Finnriver Tumwater Taproom, a new location serving 16 taps including an array of farm-crafted ciders and nonalcoholic options. The new taproom will commemorate its grand opening with an autumn-equinox celebration at 5 p.m. on Sept. 22. The taproom’s business hours are...