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Best of Olympia 2020: Olympia Film Society

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Best of Olympia 2020: Olympia Film Society

Olympia is a city with a lot of things to be proud of, but one of its most invaluable institutions has to be the Olympia Film Society (OFS). Housed in the gorgeous Capitol Theater since 1990, the OFS has long been Thurston County's premier art house, but it's so much

Best of Olympia 2020: Medicine Creek Café

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Best of Olympia 2020: Medicine Creek Café

You can see it just off the freeway as you zip down on I-5, it looks to be an updated A&W -- rock foundation, bright white paint with clean blue lines. A long carport-styled awning covers the pull-up parking. It looks chipper and inviting at just a glance. Within a

Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

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Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

Although little known to most, the naming of the city of Lacey remains mysterious. What is known is that in the 1850s, settlers populated the area. Two of those were Isaac and Catherine Wood. Like many, they worked hard and prospered, but due to the Wood's good reputation as upright citizens, people

Best of Olympia 2020: Downtown, Capitol Lake

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Best of Olympia 2020: Downtown, Capitol Lake

With many fun hot spots for night life seekers, Olympia's epic downtown was voted Best Neighborhood for Singles and Night Life. An unforgettable night awaits just a short drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Take a fun night trip to the Historic District and Capitol Lake (Best Selfie Location) for stunning

The Naturalist & the Trickster

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The Naturalist & the Trickster

What an odd pairing: John James Audubon, the 18th and 19th century artist famous for precise drawings of birds and mammals, and RYAN! Fedderson, Native American artist now living in Tacoma known for contemporary interactive murals and mixed-media art. What they have in common is respect for nature and concern

Thirsty Hound Drinkery

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Thirsty Hound Drinkery

ANNOUNCER: Located on the corner of S 19th St. and Bridgeport Way, where Bridgeport changes to Jackson Ave., the Thirsty Hound Drinkery is answering the call of what this area needs -- a place to hang out and grab a drink. Add a few snacks, some comfy couches and you

Westport in the winter

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Westport in the winter

You may have heard of Ocean Shores, the quaint summer beach town that sits on the top of Grays Harbor in Grays County, Washington, a great getaway for families looking to beach comb. If you were to look on a map, you would see another small coastal town that sits

The Fish Peddler

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The Fish Peddler

ANNOUNCER: Nearly a year after replacing the fresh fish market with a bar space, the Fish Peddler on Dock street in Tacoma continues to draw diners to the Foss Waterway. Though the market is gone, fresh seafood continues to drive the menu, the cozy space and patio on the water

A twist on the Scottish play

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A twist on the Scottish play

Equivocation at Olympia Little Theatre is wild. It is ludicrous. It is funny and tragic and gruesome. Written by Bill Cain and directed at OLT by Pug Bujeaud, the play is a farcical tragedy, a takeoff on and about Shakespeare (Drew Doyle), who is alternately called Shag and Will, his

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a cul-de-sac of pop culture, from its birth to how it looks today. Since we're bracing for another Valentine's Day, I figured it was time to talk about anti-romantic comedies. Though what precisely defines an anti-romantic comedy can

Winter wonderland adventure on Snoqualmie Pass

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Winter wonderland adventure on Snoqualmie Pass

Enjoy a family friendly day out on Snoqualmie Pass by playing in the snow at Gold Creek Pond and finishing up your day trip with a visit to the charming town of North Bend. Snoqualmie Pass is a mountain pass along Interstate 90 that is located only about two hours

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The happiest place in Seattle

  Disney’s magic reached up from sunny California to the great white (er, wet) north opening the long awaited staging of the hit movie, Frozen, Saturday. High tech, glittering, and senstional best describe the staging, while a stellar cast and tech crew clearly personify Disney’s demand for excellence – an expectation thickly

Suicide notes

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Suicide notes

Heathers was always destined to be a cult film, with its button-pushing story and pitch-black humor ensuring that an audience would eventually find it and love it, but the general public would stay away. Much like The Evil Dead before it, though, Heathers was a cult film that surprisingly ended

Crudo & Cotto

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Crudo & Cotto

ANNOUNCER: The owners of Olympia's popular Italian restaurant Basilico have opened Crudo & Cotto in the Proctor neighborhood of Tacoma. Much like their Olympia location, the focus is on fresh, authentic, Italian dishes with a Northwest flare. And though the menu is unique to each place, bread, pasta and desserts

Top Gun Bar and Grill

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Top Gun Bar and Grill

Located at the Pierce County Airport -- Thun Field, Top Gun Bar and Grill has one of the best views of Mount Rainier in the South Sound. On a clear day, you can watch planes take off and land from the airport while the iconic mountain looms in the background.

V-day Grub Gossip

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V-day Grub Gossip

Psssssst, hey you. Yea, you ... don't forget, Valentine's Day is coming up hot. Whether you are on team "We don't celebrate Hallmark Holidays," or "I better get something or else," or maybe, secretly "I don't want anything, but a nice date WOULD be nice," we've got you covered with

A couples’ getaway close to home

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A couples’ getaway close to home

Kirkland is the perfect destination for a one-night mini-vacation away from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), and a well-planned Saturday night stay maximizes your time and minimizes traffic. The cute, downtown area of Kirkland is just east of Seattle and is located on the shores of Lake Washington, about an hour drive

Radical forgiveness

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Radical forgiveness

It's a rare treat to be able to see a world premiere play in our neck of the woods, which lends an air of special buzz around the staging of Shattering at Tacoma Little Theatre. After winning the AACT NewPlayFest, Shattering became one of six scripts chosen to be staged

Tacoma Baking Company

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Tacoma Baking Company

ANNOUNCER: The Tacoma Baking Company opened several weeks ago and the lines are still out the door. Five Tacoma families with varying talents banded together to offer creative, locally sourced, and nutritious products to their Hilltop neighborhood. Dutch and Jackie appease their sweet tooth this week. JACKIE: Come prepared. There will

The most farcical farce of all

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The most farcical farce of all

The verdict has long been in: Noises Off is funny. New York Post critic Clive Barnes called it "the funniest farce ever written," and Frank Rich in The New York Times said it "is, was, and probably always will be the funniest play written in my lifetime." For directors and actors,

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