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Not unlike its host of hungry piglets, Rainier’s Vail View Farms is in its infancy. After Fred Delaney retired from the military in 2017 from a 26-year career in electronic warfare, Delaney … more
Yelm-area resident Amy Malik started the business Small Town Veggies to promote local farming and address food insecurity in the region. The store features a wide variety of fresh, locally grown … more
Nestled neatly among the streets of Tenino, the quaint little Braids and Blossoms Flower Farm adds a fragrant bloom to the small city. Owned by Ridgeline Middle School math teacher Tabatha Sand, … more
Folks have another choice for massage therapy in Yelm with the opening of Salt and Sage Holistic Body Care, which moved to the city on June 1. Madison Pate, licensed massage therapist and owner of … more
There’s an old troupe in classic literature where a witch who lives in a hut mixes salves and potions out of the herbs she grows in an enchanted forest garden. Joy Hiebert, of Yelm’s … more
At massage-therapy business Mat Magick, partners Jennifer and Ian Brooks are packing up the oil and moving their work from the traditional table to a mat on the floor. Jennifer Brooks started the … more
Gone are the goats and cows. So, too, the sheep, pigs and roosters. On to greener pastures, perhaps, rooting and chewing cud along the way.But don’t despair, they’ll soon be replaced by a … more
Churrell Maguire couldn’t have found a better job. It was 2013, and the then Olympia resident had just earned her certified nursing assistant (CNA) license when she began caring for a Tumwater … more
“Oooh, you’re such a manly man.” That’s my wife Barbara.  She’s watching me — a bald, bearded, 68-year-old — grunt through push-ups in our Olympia living room, my hands, toes and … more
A modern western movie hums in the background and two pint-sized pups bounce and bark as Kc Field cuts a young customer’s hair into a mohawk on a recent sunny morning. Trucker caps line the ceiling … more
Looking beyond the shelves of protein crisps and performance powder at Freedom Training Center, there’s a real story of hope, resilience and courage that plays out daily on the weight … more
With a family and farm to take care of and college classwork waiting for her, Rachael Heinrich said waking before dawn to have cinnamon rolls ready for her market stand is sometimes really … more
TENINO — One may see the name Brother’s Pizza & Brew and think the restaurant name is referring to siblings. In reality, brothers is used in two ways: brothers in arms and the brotherhood … more
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