FOOD & DRINK
Mysterious dog illness
The Department of Agriculture is now reporting that 16 dogs have been sickened with a mysterious respiratory illness in the state. WSDA gives an update on uknown respiratory illness in dogs. Olympia, Wash. - Recently, several veterinarians have seen an increase in unidentified canine illness across the country. Veterinarians are...
A Look Back: 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 • An ...
Karen Bramwell was an adult before she lived her dream of being a ballerina. But she’s never let go
Now she’s the oldest dancer in Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker.
Design work begins for a Deschutes Estuary that can support salmon and orcas | Opinion
Engineering studies will mark the first visible steps toward a drastic reshaping of an important human — and marine — environment.
One Net Yelm and Yelm Cinemas' Toy Drive and Free Holiday Movie Screening: A Community Initiative to Support Local Families
One Net Yelm and Yelm Cinemas are partnering for a toy drive and free holiday movie screening on December 9. The event will start at 9:30 a.m. with the movie, “The Polar Express,” beginning at 10 a.m. One Net Yelm is a new nonprofit aiming to fill resource gaps in Yelm, as stated by organizer Line Roy. The organization's members have a history of community service and collaboration with local nonprofits.
McKenna coffee stand giving back with canned food drive
Not every family can celebrate the holidays with a warm, home-cooked meal. That’s why Rusty Kettle Espresso, a coffee stand in McKenna, is collecting canned goods from now until Dec. 15.
7 Dog Friendly Christmas Tree Farms Across The US
“This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.”. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And it wouldn’t be complete without the main character of the holiday season — a Christmas tree. And what...
Evergreen Horrors: Whispers…
— [Recovered help request from KAOS to the Evergreen Mystery Society]. Despite some protest, KAOS wishes to enlist your club’s services after a series of incidents with live performances and in-studio productions. We were told you and your group played a part in stopping the “mold” situation, as well as the random localized power outages, and thought our situation might just be strange enough to warrant bringing you into the fold. It recently became evident that despite our precautions, our recordings have been steadily contaminated by background chatter. As time has gone on, the situation has only become worse, with the voices multiplying and growing louder in volume. The areas we record and broadcast live in should be soundproof, and to our inspection they are, until we start to work. The situation worsened from there, with some individuals involved in the work reporting having continued hearing the voices long after they left. At first, they said the voices were just spouting gibberish, but that quickly changed.
Local Heroine: Mary Montgomery's Historic Race to Secure Payroll for Northern Pacific Railroad Workers
In July 1873, Mary Montgomery, the wife of railroad builder James B. Montgomery, traveled from a Northern Pacific Railroad construction camp in what is now Thurston County to Portland and back. She went to get the payroll for workers who were due to be paid on Sunday. The railroad line to Tacoma needed to be finished by December 1873. Mary Montgomery returned to the camp on Saturday evening with $60,000, allowing work to continue.
Olympia's Burger Bucket List: 4 Mouthwatering Choices
This article presents a tour of four must-try burgers in Olympia. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these culinary delights yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Learn to Create Delicious Winter Shrubs at Olympia's Co-op Downtown Classroom
Get ready to warm up your winter with the "Delicious Winter Drinking Shrubs" event. This unique, hands-on experience is scheduled for Mon, Dec 04 · 6pm - 8pm at the Olympia Food Co-op Downtown Classroom, 610 Columbia Street Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501.
Savor the Flavor: 8 Must-Visit Cafes in Olympia
This article explores eight unique cafes located in Olympia. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
Olympia's Deli Delights: 4 Local Favorites Worth Your Time
In this article, we'll be exploring four exceptional delis in Olympia. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
Tenino Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Culture Unveils December & January Class Schedule for Residents
The City of Tenino Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Culture has announced its class schedule for December and January. The December schedule includes Yoga for Everybody on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Quarry House. The registration fee is $12. A Crafting Felt Ornaments class is set for Friday, December 15, at 6:00 p.m., costing $10. A Senior Lunch, open to all but aimed at those aged 60 and above, is scheduled for Mondays and Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Quarry House. Seniors are suggested to donate $4-8.
The Steilacoom Museum Holiday Store Open One Last Weekend
Steilacoom Historical Museum Association announcement. Shop early and local at the Steilacoom Museum Holiday Store at 1801 Rainier Street, in Steilacoom! The Store is open Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 12-4 and then closes for the season. Beautiful and unique Christmas decorations are featured along with many other gift...
Support Your Local Lacey Libraries: Learn More About the Friends of the Lacey Library
The Friends of the Lacey Library is a volunteer-run nonprofit. It supports the Lacey Timberland Library financially and socially, mainly through book sales and donations. This support also extends to the Hawks Prairie Timberland Libraries and local literacy programs.
Pet Adoption 101 at Lacey Library Dec. 11
The Lanoka Oaks Veterinary Center will present a “Prep Before Pet” program at the Lacey branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. Library guests are invited to bring other pet aficionados and learn how to prepare their home before adopting a pet. The program includes pet adoption forms, how to select a pet, what pet health care is needed before and after adoption, and what to expect after bringing the adopted pet home.
Downtown restaurant expands, mark your calendars for west side fun, more housing pitched
Find out about restaurant and business news and developments in Thurston County.
Don't Miss the Hilarious Comedy Night at Chapman Cider Co.!
Get ready for a night filled with laughter and fun! The much-anticipated event, Comedy Night at Chapman Cider Co., is just around the corner. This is an evening you won't want to miss, as talented comedians take the stage to entertain and amuse.