Articles tagged with: Lacey
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 …
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 …
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open” encouraged former India’s Prime Minister Nehru. No one is more ready to tackle the wonders of the world than children on summer vacation.
Since the beginning, Sequoia’s Treehouse has focused on nature, play, and community. Play based curriculum and spending lots of time outdoors teach children through interactive, exploratory, hands on methods. After opening 1 ½ years …
By now I think just about everyone on the planet has heard about “green this, sustainable that”. The fact is, just about every major manufacturer from auto makers and building suppliers have all been developing and improving their products in order to provide us better, cleaner, more energy efficient products. There are many different levels of “sustainable” or “green.” some are quite complex with a large upfront investment and can take years to re-coup the initial up front cost– others are simple, easy and not all that expensive. I want …
Did you know that all 32 NFL Teams have chiropractors on their staff? Did you also know that Active Release Technique (ART) is the preferred method of treatment NFL chiropractors use for keeping their athletes in superbowl-ready shape? In fact the Seattle Seahawks have not one, but two chiropractors certified in ART who help get our team in the end zone.
What is ART? Think of Active Release Technique (ART) as massage’s upbeat cousin that works harder, faster, and more efficiently. ART helps athletes ranging from runners and triathletes to NFL players and …
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 …
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Portable generators are wonderful things to have for that ocasional power outage, but be careful how you connect it to your home. The simple way to use it safely is to simply connect an extension cord to the generator and then connect the freezer or refigerator to the cord. Obviously this has a lot of limitations and will not work for your furnace or other permanently connected electrical appliances. To run these larger appliances you need to have a transfer switch installed. This is usually not a good thing for …
YWCA of Olympia Seeking Women of Achievement
Annual Effort Honors South Sound Women of Distinction Who Are “Going the Distance”
The YWCA of Olympia is pleased to announce that nominations for their annual Women of Achievement Celebration are now being accepted. Past honorees have included Senator Maria Cantwell, Senator Karen Fraser, Governor Christine Gregoire, Hands On Children’s Museum Executive Director, Patty Belmonte, and Community Foundation of South Puget Sound Executive Director, Norma Schuiteman.
The YWCA of Olympia will honor women throughout the South Sound who have inspired and shaped the community. Nominees can …
Provided by Jim Simmons, Mr. Electric
New appliances can make for exciting and valuable addition to your home; however, they use a lot of electricity and can ultimately take a toll on your electrical system. As an electrician, I have seen it time and again—homeowners buy new appliances that use a significant amount of electricity, even when they have an “Energy Star” label. These homeowners are unaware that the new appliances can use more power than their old possibly causing damage to the wiring.
A lot of people seem to have the …