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A blog about community events in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area in WA including the real estate market in those communities.
  Phoebe's Pastry Cafe just opened in Westhills Business Park (Building 13, 1800 Cooper Pt Rd SW) on the westside of Olympia - and their selection of pastries and other items is enough to make you start drooling.... just a bit! When several of my office mates and I went over yesterday to check ou...
    One of the special things at holiday time in the Pacific NW is the many Christmas tree farms with beautiful trees just waiting to be chosen and taken home to decorate.  Our family always makes a little outing of selecting the "perfect" tree, and this year we again visited Shorty B's Tree Farm...
Home renovations just fascinate me, and I absolutely love seeing the "before" house when it is in serious need of TLC, renovations, updating - or a major facelift with repairs.  Then seeing the "after" version of that same house tends to make me do a double take and wonder if it is really, truly ...
If you are as intrigued as I am by seeing homes that look tired, neglected, dated, and downright ugly be transformed, then you may be interested in following a new website my real estate partner created.  It is called FlippingOlympia - and it highlights some pretty amazing local Olympia area proj...
The Olympia Toy Run 2012 is just around the corner, and this annual event has become a community favorite during the holiday season.   Where else can you see thousands of motorcycles (yes thousands - I read that last year was around 18,000 participants!) and their riders decked out with Santa hat...
    'Tis the season to enjoy the festive holiday events in the area, and one of my favorites is the lighting of the Christmas trees in Lacey.  The 2012 event will be on Thursday, December 6th at 6:00 PM, and is at Huntamer Park in Woodland Square (behind Fred Meyers' in Lacey).  Come sing along w...
I've been doing a little bit of previewing of possible listings for two different sets of buyers, and came across one that can be safely crossed off the list. Seemed like a long shot from the start since it is bank owned, with a flat roof (BAD idea in our rainy, rainy part of the world), and appe...
The weekend after Thanksgiving sees many folks getting into the holiday spirit, with shopping and decorating and local special holiday events.     On Sunday November 25th in downtown Olympia, there will be a number of fun holiday activities, from a parade to gingerbread cottages to a singing Chri...
I have to admit that I am in that group of people who just do NOT get the allure of Black Friday shopping - the whole getting up before daylight to join a herd of people trying to save a buck....I'm not a big fan of giving up sleep unless it's for something really worth while, and I don't love cr...
Downtown for the Holidays 2012 is a great start to the holiday season in Olympia!  And it begins with a parade along the downtown Olympia streets this coming Sunday, November 25th.  The parade leaves Olympia Farmers Market at 3:00 and ends up at Sylvester Park on Capitol Way. While you are waiti...

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