Sequoia’s Tree House: Weathering the Pandemic Closure, Hoping for Changes to Childcare

by Alison Bailey Sequoia Hartman’s northeast Olympia childcare center and preschool, Sequoia’s Treehouse, was in an unusually fortunate position when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in our community in March. As our community continues to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, few sectors are more tenuous than childcare. Parents need to work to support their families, and not…

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Experience Olympia & Beyond Announces the Thurston Tourism Ambassador Program in Partnership with the National Tourism Ambassador Institute®

Starting this fall, Thurston County will have a new program that trains anyone  —  from frontline hotel staff, museum workers, and restaurant servers — to answer visitors’ questions about things to do and see in our region. Once trained, these individuals will be Certified Tourism Ambassadors. Experience Olympia and Beyond has formed a partnership with…

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Emerald City Music Announces Season Five

Over four seasons, Emerald City Music has delivered groundbreaking classical music shows to audiences in Seattle, Olympia, and Bellingham WA. Now, the chamber music organization leverages its platform during this time of great need to re-imagine what it means to be a community of music-lovers.   “Emerald City Music searches for the silver linings and…

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