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[27 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on Taqueria La Esquinita . . . What Is Authenticity Anyway? By Carlos Camargo | ]

There’s a city in north-central Mexico called Ciudad de Queretaro, the hometown of Owner and Executive Chef of Taqueria La Esquinita, Erick Gutierrez. It’s an ancient city that predates the Spanish Conquistadors and features agricultural settlements dating back to 500 BC. A city riddled with unique cement homes and old European style architecture where no two walls are the same color. The people of Queretaro are friendly, family-centric, and hardworking; typical Midwesterners. It’s here where Chef Erick developed his values as well as his taste for truly good, honest Mexican …

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[30 Oct 2017 | Comments Off on Gluten Be Gone! – by: Rachel Young, owner, Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes | ]

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 …

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[28 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Beattles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown! | ]

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 …

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[30 May 2017 | Comments Off on The Story Behind Emmit’s Magic Animal Rescue, by: Brook Snow | ]

A small local nonprofit animal rescue has enhanced the community with a new resource for the abused and neglected animals of Thurston County. Saving the lives of abused and neglected pets with compassion, love, and tireless dedication, and helping these pets become adoptable. You won’t find cement floors with kennels, only homes opened up by generous volunteers who share in the vision. From acute injury and abandonment, to rehabilitation and ultimately rehoming, Emmit’s Magic Animal Rescue is changing animals’ lives, and families, one at a time.
Volunteer driven and funded solely …

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[30 May 2017 | Comments Off on Making Olympia Beautiful One Yard at a Time, by: Landen Moore, Nature Perfect | ]

The Northwest is already one of the most beautiful places to live and it is an inspiration to all who live here. It’s pretty hard to compare with the natural beauty that is found in our state with its majestic mountains, lush evergreen forests and countless rivers, lakes, streams and waterfalls. We really could never replicate that beauty but we can be inspired by it. In fact, most people live in the Northwest because of the beauty and joy that it brings to daily life. Otherwise, why would we be …

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[28 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

Who doesn’t have clutter? Most of us have a degree of clutter, some more than most. Some ignore it but many are frustrated with the mess but just can’t find a way to deal with it.

Why Do People Have Clutter?
 
Work – Many hours of the day are devoted to a full-time job leaving little time to deal with putting away things at home.
 
Kids – This is two-fold. Taking caring of them leaves little time for anything else and kids themselves can create mounds of clutter in a matter of …

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[1 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Here are the answers to the Find the Difference puzzle that was in the May issue of the Community Values Magazine.  We hope you enjoyed it!  If you’d like to see more, send me an email at Babs@MyCVM.net.

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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Sand in the City®, the much-beloved free summer celebration now in its 13th year, will be held the fourth weekend in August at the New Hands On Children’s Museum on Olympia’s East Bay Waterfront!
FRIDAY
Kick things off on Friday, August 23rd. Watch the Team Sand Sculpting Competition, with 13 t eams competing this year for the coveted Gold Shovel Award! This year’s teams include:

·         Alpine & Warehouse Rock Gym powered by Puget Sound Energy
·         Berschauer Phillips Construction
·         Boys & Girls Club of Thurston Co., Sponsored by:  Olympia Federal Savings
·         Brown …

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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Don and Carrie Wall sell coffee, but their mission is far greater than that. As the local owner-operators of two Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in the Lacey area, they believe in the company goal of “Making a Difference, One Cup at a Time.”
Since they opened their first location in 2009, the have poured not only thousands of cups of coffee but thousands of dollars into Lacey-area nonprofit organizations and causes. “I love to give back to the community, because, without them, we’d be nothing,” said Carrie.
Their donations grow as they …