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Catherine Duthie, the owner of Kat’s Classroom in Yelm, faced a similar problem last summer as many other parents in the area. Duthie had a tough time finding a preschool that was either open … more
There is no average day for a dog groomer, but the clients are great. For Carrie Loffelmacher, her dog grooming business has proven to be a labor of love for the pet owners around Yelm. … more
Large beautiful three bed plus office home with 2.5 baths, a three car garage, all in a 2,205-square-foot Rambler on 4.74 acres.  more
For Kasey Cartledge, being in the gym has been a way of life. “Fitness has been huge for me,” Cartledge said. “I’ve worked within a gym since I was 15 and been through so … more
Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subject in the whole wide world: home loan interest rates. Woohoo!  I know, I know, it’s about as exciting as getting a root canal, so … more
Jade and Ross Johnson, owners of the Kodiak Room event venue on Sussex Avenue in Tenino, are opening up a bar next door in the spot where the Scatter Creek Winery and Brewery used to be … more
For Wade Lowery, his new insurance agency works to continue a life of service he started 21 years ago. Red White Blue Agency opened Feb. 1 and is located at 109 Binghampton St. W. in … more
What started out as a small take out place in Eatonville, has moved down to Yelm and is quickly becoming a hotspot to socialize. Bertoglio’s Pizza has been in Yelm since September of 2020 … more
Michael Blank is a retired military veteran who looks to give back to his community through the martial art of judo. On Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, Blank and Kazoku Judo host practices … more
There’s a new place in McKenna to gather baked goods like cakes and cookies or general-store items like pickles and spice rubs. Ikela Gilham and her mother opened the Gilham Mercantile & … more
This spring, 507 Taproom and Filling Station will expand to a second location at the old bank building on Yelm Avenue East. Owner Bill DeVore said he hopes the doors to the new spot, which will … more
With the Tacoma Home & Garden Show coming up on Jan. 27-30, it seems like a good time to talk about home upgrades. If you’re preparing your house to sell, the answer is often simple. … more
Preparing a house to go on the market for sale can be daunting. What needs to be done? How much will it cost?  While every house and home seller are different, there is a fairly basic … more
Some homebuyers have actually become hesitant to buy a home because of mixed signals from their employers. Will they be able to work from home or will they need to work from an office? How much … more
Both Pierce County and Thurston County continue to see strong sales despite low inventory.  This crazy ride that the real estate market has seen over the last couple years will likely carry into … more
People didn’t have to look far to find the perfect toy to give this holiday season as Funtime Toys and Gifts in Yelm experienced a rush of customers before Christmas. Heather Ekland, the … more
The statement “a picture says a thousand words” has been out there for a long time and for good reason. Video says even more than that. Our world has changed a lot in the past couple … more
For those unfamiliar with the history of Rainier, the name Sprouffske may not mean anything, but the people who live in the small community know that the Sprouffske family history is intertwined with … more
Regional restaurant chain, Farrelli’s Pizza, is currently in the process of opening a new location in Yelm. This fall, the city of Yelm issued a notice of decision approving a site plan … more
There are good solid reasons to sell your house in January rather than waiting until the spring and summer seasons. Prices are still low for the next house you’ll buy.  If you’re … more
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