In six years, so much has changed . . .
I’ve been baking cupcakes since 2011, when I started in my home kitchen as a stay-at-home mom, inspired by the legacy of my great grandmother. I’ve taken many risks, had my share of up’s and down’s, been on national television, taken on employees, and expanded to three locations. There have been many moments when I’ve wondered if the risks I’ve taken would pay off.
While some of the risks have paid off, like the decision to open a storefront in the Capital …

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 53 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. So who’s better? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down – a musical ‘showdown’ if you will – on November 8 at the Washington Center Main …

For the eighteenth year in a row, the Olympia Master Builders is pleased to present the annual Tour of Homes™ on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th. This is an exclusive opportunity for members of our community to explore the craftsmanship of our region’s finest. The Tour of Homes is a free community event that allows participants the chance to view new construction and completed remodel projects, meet the teams behind the work, and ask questions about your own upcoming plans. With approximately 300 visitors per day in each …

In 1947 the Eagan family, Russell and Mildred, the parents, and Jim, Bob, and Tom, the kids, lived in Olympia, having moved from Tacoma after World War II. The family owned and operated what was known then as The Capitol Auto Court. The Auto Court is located directly across State Street from the Eastside Big Tom. Today it is hidden behind a wall that shields the old auto court buildings that are now apartments. The Eagan family lived in the office building of the Auto Court.
In 1947, I remember the …

Running a zipline park has lots of perks!
First: The guests. Everyone wants to be there…it’s not like visiting a dentist or an IRS agent. People are there to have fun (even if they’re a little afraid), and that’s what we do! We’ve celebrated birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, family days, GNOs, anniversaries, reunions and bucket lists, to name a few. We’ve met friendly, interesting people from the local area and all over the world!

Second: Guests who are scared provide the most entertainment for the zipline guides. Don’t get us wrong…it’s not that …