Photos of the Newly Updated Percival Landing Boardwalk

Amidst all the excitement of Sand in the City opening today I was able to sneak down to the newly re-opened Percival Landing to take some photos. If you are around town you should definitely go check it out, and if your heart is in Oly but you currently reside elsewhere you will be amazed at the transformation!

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Sand in the City 2011 in Olympia

With the beginning of a new school year just around the corner, this weekend makes a perfect time to kick back and play in the sand. Now if only Olympia had some sand...

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Good GRuB: What's good for the youth is good for the community

Empowering people as individuals ultimately empowers a community. GRuB is a grassroots organization dedicated to nurturing our youth, who in turn nurture the land, and somehow it all comes full circle.

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The 82nd Annual Pet Parade in Olympia

On Saturday, August 20, 2011 is Olympias 82nd annual Pet Parade. Yes, for 81 years this delightful event has been a part of Olympia's summer family fun - fun for human and non-human family members. Observers are welcome to bring pets, too. As long as they're comfortable being around other animals. The Olympia Pet Parade is one of those charming happenings that makes Olympia feel more like a small town than a capitol city.

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Trinacria Ristorante in Downtown Olympia - Intimate and Authentic

I'll go ahead and admit it. I have snobbish tendencies when it comes to Italian food. But, as anyone who has traveled to beautiful Italia will agree, it is extremely tough to find authentic Italian cuisine here in the states. And just like in Italy, it is fitting that the best food around just happens to be located in the most unassuming of places. Nestled next to the Electric Rose Tattoo Parlor and the Brotherhood Tavern in downtown Olympia, a Sicilian treat lies waiting behind the most modest of doors. Trinacria Ristorante Italiano in Olympia is perhaps the closest I've come to replicating both the cuisine and the environment that I fell in love with in Italy.

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Summer is...Concerts at the Gorge

There's no denying that trucking over to Eastern Washington for a Summer concert at the Gorge is one of the perks of being an Olympian. What a venue! The river, the hills...the music. What about you? Have you been to the Gorge? Where did you sleep? And, most importantly, who did you see?

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Our Olympia: Sand in the City and Make Olympia

Ah, Olympia. There’s no place like it on Earth, I mean that sincerely. I’ve had some amazing opportunities to travel the world. My military commitments dispatched a younger me to the rugged mountains and chaotic streets of Seoul, South Korea, the cobbled and storied avenues of Savannah and London, the biergarten houses of Bavaria, and the breathtaking costal paradises of Amalfi and Capri. For me, Olympia is a microcosm of all those places rolled into one - its a dream land.

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New on the Market in Ken Lake

This beautifully updated rambler in the Ken Lake neighborhood of West Olympia just hit the market today. For those looking for a move-in ready home in a quality established neighborhood....welcome home. The attention to detail in this home is what separates it from the competition. Plus, the neighborhood amenities of Ken Lake make it really stand out!

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Sports Physicals for Local Student Athletes

On Wednesday, Aug.10, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine will hold a walk-in sports physical clinic for middle school and high school athletes beginning at 5:30 p.m. The clinic will not close until all physicals have been completed. A $20 fee will go directly back to your child’s school, supporting athletic programs.

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The Story of Cutter

Every dog has a story to tell. Unfortunately for us, we're not able to hear most of those stories. Every once in awhile though, a dog comes into our lives and makes us a part of their story. This is what happened to me, and though I don't know the beginning or end of this dog's story, I was lucky enough to be a big part of the middle. This is the story of Cutter.

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