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A blog about community events in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area in WA including the real estate market in those communities.



WOO HOO - one of my most favorite of all favorites is returning this coming Thursday (April 2nd) - the Olympia Farmer's Market  ( will be open again to provide yummy local produce, meat, eggs, cheese, salsa, bakery goods, crafts galore, flowers and plants - I can't wa...
If you  have any toddlers in your family, check out the Gym Jam program offered through Lacey Parks Department!  I got to go visit last week while my granddaughter (19 months old) enjoyed activities, play time with other kids her age & provided grandma with lots of "photo opportunities"! Gym jam ...
Maybe it is because I grew up in the flatlands of the midwest, but I absolutely love living in the midst of hills & mountains.  The glorious looming presence of Mt. Rainier is so spectacular that it can make me smile when I am driving somewhere and all of a sudden - there it is!  Looking close en...
Olympia's YWCA is an absolutely wonderful resource to our community!  It manages two main programs: the Girls Without Limits and the Other Bank. Girls Without Limits is designed to inspire girls to explore math, science, technology and more.  There are free after school sessions as well as a low ...
Coming soon will be the 20th annual Capital Food and Wine Festival at St. Martin's University in Lacey!  This event will be going on March 28th from noon - 10 PM & will be featuring yummy food, wine and microbrews to sample.  The event is in the Marcus Pavilion and the Worthington Center at St. M...
Driving through downtown Olympia always makes me smile as I catch a glimpse of one of the many examples of the artwork that shows the creative, quirky nature of this city! This first example is on the side of the building where Old School Pizzeria is located - reminds me of comic strip characters...
My Part 5 favorite is actually located in Tumwater, not Olympia - but Tumwater Falls Park is a popular destination for the entire greater Olympia area.  For over 45 years the park has been open to the public, giving visitors a close-up look at the natural beauty of the Deschutes River and Tumwate...
We have always had dogs and cats who are members of our family - so one of my favorite places in town is a pet food store called Mud Bay ( .  A pretty exceptional company, Mud Bay began life when Elsa Wulff bought a small farm store called The Grainery in 1988.  The store was locate...

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