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[29 Mar 2018 | Comments Off on The Pizza Story! by: Michael Fritsch, owner, Eastside Big Tom / Big Tom Pizza | ]

We keep getting the same question online and at the windows: “Why is a successful burger place getting into pizza?”
To my family and friends I’ve talked about opening up a separate pizza spot on the grounds for more than two decades. Obviously, there was no room to attempt anything out of the drive-thru, but I own the entire block front, so there’s room, there just had to be the right time.
The right time came this fall. We’d had a great run over in the ice cream shack, the neighborhood embraced …

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[2 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

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 …

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[25 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Provided by Jessica Eklund, Lew Rents West
In 1928 George Eklund laid the foundation for Lew Rents by purchasing The Olympia Hardware Co. in downtown Olympia. The store’s longevity and outstanding customer service began and continued from that time forward.
George ran the hardware store in Downtown Olympia until 1956.   He was ready to retire and his son, Lew, was ready to take over the family business with fresh new ideas for expansion to the historic Olympia Hardware Co.  Olympia was growing quickly and Lew decided that it was time to grow …

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

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 …

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Provided by John Erwin Remodeling
At some point if you are a homeowner, you will need to hire a contractor to work on your home.  It certainly can be a scary endeavor especially if your only experience is watching HGTV or maybe watching “Get Jesse” on the 5 o’clock news reporting on the worst of the worst contractors out there.  It’s no wonder that many homeowners go into this process very guarded with all their defenses up.  The following are some good tips for you when choosing and more importantly, working …

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Provided by John Setterstrom, Lucky Eagle Casino.
With a menu that highlights everything from filet mignon burgers and T-bone steak to a full range buffet at budget pricing, it’s no wonder the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel always looks like a party. Additionally, when celebrations are planned for their 17th Anniversary, even Randy Travis is invited.
Even though Travis concert tickets are already sold out, other community events are planned throughout the month to continue their anniversary celebrations. Visitors can expect to enjoy weekly slot tournaments in addition to their regular gaming …

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[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

By: Bryan Bailon, The Lake Day Camp
The Lake Day Camp is one of the northwest’s most exciting day camp programs around. We are not just your run-of-the-mill day care program, instead we provide more structure, care, and activities on a daily basis than most do in an entire week. Each week, exciting adventures await your child at The Lake Day Camp.
There are a wide variety of field trips and events to experience all summer, so whether your child is adventurous or tame, we have them covered.
The Lake Day Camp is …

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[29 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

by: Jessica Gould, Big Brothers Big Sisters
On Thursday, March 29th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington partnered with Great Wolf Lodge employees (who refer to themselves as Pack Members) for the 2nd annual Kinect Bowl.  The event took place at the Great Wolf Lodge and paired Pack Members with Littles waiting for Bigs for an evening of fun, a BBQ dinner and a friendly bowling competition between the kids and the adults using 10 Xbox Kinect systems.  The event gave Littles on the waiting list a glimpse of what …

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[29 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

By: Teresa Johnson, Independent Promotor, Body by Vi
Had you told me just months ago, that at this moment I would be madly in love and happier than I ever thought possible, I would have said you were out of your mind and told you good things just don’t happen to me. But I can say with all my heart and soul as I write this I am happier than I have ever been and I am madly in love with an incredible vision put into action by ordinary people just like …

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[29 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

By:  Sunnie O’Brian, Owner, Olympus Spa
Olympus Spa is a premier day spa within Puget Sound Area designed to balance women’s overall wellness.  We deliver a relaxing and comfortable environment away from the busyness of life and into therapeutic hydro jet whirlpools, mug wort steam sauna with added services of deep tissue massage, invigorating body scrub, and detoxification body wraps.  Where Eastern Medical tradition harmonizes with western relaxation techniques, we offer a sensational spa experience every woman deserves.
Here are the actual testimonies from our spa clients written on the Olympus Spa …