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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
The Nisqually Moose Lodge has been the site of several pop-up vendor events recently since the small business Pop Up Vendors Galore moved to Yelm. The business offers space for home-creators and … more
After nearly 17 years in business, Tenino’s Scatter Creek Winery and Brewery is closing its doors on Dec. 23. Andrea Keary opened the business with her husband in February of 2005, but said … more
Harbor Freight Tools plans to open a new location in Yelm, with a targeted soft opening set for late December, followed by a grand opening at the beginning of 2022. The planned location is in the … more
Adam Cunningham, 46, of Yelm, is in the process of growing his part-time photography business, a venture that started in wildland firefighting, but has spanned to a second generation of Cunningham … more
Missy Deleon, owner of Missy’s Brow Boutique, started her semi-permanent cosmetics business on Aug. 7, after leaving a career as a dental assistant. Deleon completed her training course for … more
After five years of labor, Roy resident Beth Stock has reopened the historic Roy Bar and Grill under the new name, “The Place In Roy.” Built in 1926, the building was originally used … more
On a given day in Yelm City Park or Cochrane Memorial Park, one might see Yelm-area residents Coco Lopez, 22, and 15-year-old brother, Kevin, out strolling with one of their 300 baby trees. The … more
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
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