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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
ROCHESTER — When Bruce and Ginny Jorry were looking to purchase a piece of rural property to enjoy their retirement years, they noticed a 10-acre hay field on 175th Avenue outside Rochester and … more
ROCHESTER — Lauren Schreiber and Jonathan Breger never thought they would end up as farmers. Breger does come from a line of flower growers and florists back east, but he studied psychology and … more
Taxidermy is a learning game — you have to make mistakes, consider new ideas and work them out in order to garner a reputation within the field. “A good taxidermist is always learning, always … more
TENINO —  There’s something oddly missing from Offut Lake Resort this summer. Gone is the smoky smell of campfires wafting lazily across the resort. Owner Rebecca Pogue likens it to something … more
ROCHESTER — Sharalyn and Damon Peterson came to Washington two years ago with master’s degrees in biology, so it’s no surprise their cut flower farm’s main theme is sustainability and … more
Long Shot Indoor Range Inc., formerly known as Countyline Shooting Sports, is open at its new location just off State Route 507 near the Yelm Walmart. The move, roughly three years in the making, … more
For a few lonely moments, Narciso Mendez had no words — only tears. Memories — 12 years of them — were suddenly enveloping him like a family video on fast forward, leaving the soft-spoken … more
The Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is set to open later this year at the Nisqually Shopping Plaza and is hiring for all positions, according to its new owners. Greg and Stefanie Vinyard introduced … more
Owners of authentic Mexican restaurant Tacos Gaby in Yelm announced recently they’d be closing the doors of their restaurant, opting instead to focus on taco truck cooking and catering. “Mom … more
TENINO — When Adrianne Schumaker moved from her hometown of San Diego, a bustling urban center of 1.4 million, to the rural town of 1,800 in Tenino in 2000, she never imagined she’d be trading in … more
With a name like Jack Russell Wildlife Control and a fleet of work vehicles emblazoned with a graphic of a Jack Russell terrier, one might think the business uses terriers to root out wildlife and … more
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