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Top 10 movies of 2020

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Top 10 movies of 2020

Even though this year was unlike any other in the history of cinema, in that most films were either limited theatrical releases or premiered on at-home platforms, there was no shortage of first-rate works, including: The Assistant, Crip Camp, First Cow, Hillbilly Elegy, I'm Your Woman, The Invisible Man, The Life

Holiday takeout meals around the South Sound

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Holiday takeout meals around the South Sound

With the holiday season shaping up to be more different than ever, we know some of you might be looking to change up your usual meal plans. Or maybe you've always preferred to make things easy and grab a takeout meal for your celebrations and the rest of us are

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Olympia

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Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Olympia

The holidays are officially in full swing and while that may look a little different than years past, there is still plenty of cheer to be had. Olympia organizations have worked hard to make adjustments to their beloved holiday traditions and ensure your family still has the opportunity to safely celebrate

Take school on the road with Experience Olympia

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Take school on the road with Experience Olympia

COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the way we learn, work and explore. But as we all get better at exploring while also social distancing, Experience Olympia & Beyond has made that even easier with their Taking School on the Road Program: Read. Watch. Go. This program goes beyond just a different way to

Local PNW Ciders to enjoy

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Local PNW Ciders to enjoy

With the onset of colder weather also comes the intensified craving for apple cider. Autumn mornings call for a warm glass of hot apple cider and fall evenings call for a hard cider by the fireplace. Here are our favorite Pacific Northwest (PNW) places to shop ciders all fall long.  AD:

Fall Family Field Trip

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Fall Family Field Trip

For families looking for something to do this fall that is both educational and fun, the reopening of Tacoma's museum district is good news. The museums of the Tacoma Museum District - Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport,

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A jam packed city that’s not Seattle

When thinking about big cities in Washington the majority of people automatically think of Seattle. However, located down the 1-90 corridor from Seattle is the often overlooked city of Bellevue. Perched above Lake Washington it offers stunning water views, vast green parks immersed in city skylines, shopping and of course

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2020 Best of Tacoma Guide

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2020 Summer Guide

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2020 Summer Guide

Click here to view our interactive 2020 Summer Guide.

Four farmers markets to visit this summer

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Four farmers markets to visit this summer

Tis the season for farmers markets. That's right, as the clouds begin to part more permanently and the feeling of sunshine returns, so does the abundance of fresh produce, flowers and other products from local makers.  In anticipation, we have compiled below some of the various different farmers markets in the

Decidedly different burgers

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Decidedly different burgers

Summer is the season for burgers! Whether you're enjoying a cookout with friends and family or dining out at your favorite neighborhood spot, we all get a craving for burgers and fries. Luckily, the Olympia region is home to a unique collection of burger joints, all serving up decidedly different

Take a virtual vacation

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Take a virtual vacation

While most of the world has gone indoors, that doesn't mean you can't explore the globe from the comfort of your own home. If you're looking to rekindle your inner explorer or just longing for a trip to the beach, read on to see some amazing ways to take a

Base monuments mark history on JBLM

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Base monuments mark history on JBLM

With a century of history behind it, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers families living on post a number of historical markers to visit. Make an afternoon of it. Combine history with a school-like field trip. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. The Meriwether Lewis Monument Just inside JBLM's Liberty Gate stands an

Tips for the perfect BBQ

Outdoors

Tips for the perfect BBQ

There is nothing more nostalgic than a good old fashioned backyard summer BBQ. Every year, millions purchase that new grill or smoker to create these memories. However, many of these BBQ feasts end up only featuring Grandma's potato salad and yesterday's casserole after common BBQ mistakes are made. Those new grills

Backyard campouts

Outdoors

Backyard campouts

There is something nostalgic about pitching a tent right in your backyard. Dragging the sleeping bags from the hall closet and frantically searching for a flashlight to be used to tell ghost stories long after you should be asleep. This is the year to bring that nostalgia back for the

Take a walk by the water

Outdoors

Take a walk by the water

From the local waters of Puget Sound, to the many hidden inlets, rivers and lakes, the South Puget Sound region is a waterfront paradise. Boardwalks and trails are boundless here and make you feel (almost) like walking on water. Places that you can see for miles with magnificent views and

Ice cream season

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Ice cream season

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! With days beginning to warm up, so is the intense craving for a delicious, cool, sweet treat. Let's be honest, we're always craving ice cream, but the craving always intensifies in the summer months. So we've set out to find the

Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

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Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

Once again, we provide our annual Summer Guide of the great Northwest -- a compilation of ideas to help you engage directly with all that the region offers. Of course, things are a little different this year than in the past. Just how does a media company present ideas for the

The 5th Avenue Theatre announces new season

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The 5th Avenue Theatre announces new season

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced a spectacular and dynamic six-show line-up for its 2020/21 season, which includes the postponed production of Evita; the beloved fantasy adventure Shrek The Musical; the world premiere new chapter in the Griswold family adventures, Broadway Vacation, The Musical; the world premiere of Chilifinger! The

2020 Spring Welcome Guide

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2020 Spring Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see. Click the link below and start

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