"Olympia, Washington. The State Capitol buildings may be seen at right center. Mt. Rainier stands as sentinal [i.e. sentinel] in the distance."
I figure this postcard photo was taken between 1959 and 1965. In the far right of the photo the Washington State Library building (opened 1959) is visible (called the Pritchard Building today). The Capitol Center Building, also known locally as "The Mistake by the Lake" is not visible. It was built in 1965.
Notice the Fetid Lake of Doom has little pedestrian-friendly development. The whole concept of jogging in the JFK era was unheard of.
The City of Olympia passes a Women’s Reproductive Rights Proclamation:
Mayor Stephen Buxbaum steps up big for Olympia.
The poll module is broke again, so the question here is if the Olympia Police Department should have an active zero-tolerance policy on bigotry, sexism, and racism, in line with Olympia's progressive community values. i guess folks can just leave comments instead of voting.
"Olympia, Washington. 4th & Capitol Way."
We moved to Olympia from Spokane in 1958. This is pretty much how I first remember seeing downtown Oly.
T-WIF and KAOS Community Radio present an all ages show on Saturday, April 13, with music by:
Northern California music collective
electronic music project by kora player Kane Mathis
9 PM at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE
$10 general/$8 students and KAOS members
From today's inbox:
Registration opens on May 1, 2013. Join us for this year's events, including:
About the Conference
The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) promotes community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
ACGA's annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals, volunteers, and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities to gather together, to share information and resources pertaining to:
Rain gardens are in the news a lot these days. What are they, and how do they work? Rain gardens allow homeowners to do their part to help protect streams and Puget Sound while also keeping stormwater drainage away from homes. A free workshop will provide all the details needed to build one or more rain gardens in your yard to create a low-maintenance, attractive landscape feature that will also provide habitat for birds and butterflies.
Part 1 of this how-to workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 18, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Tumwater Fire Hall, 311 Israel Rd. SW. Participants will learn how to create a rain garden landscape plan to suit their needs, and can also register for Part 2 on Thursday, April 25 where experts will offer individualized plan review. Each participant will receive detailed information about designing and building a rain garden, as well as a free handbook and beautiful four-color poster.
The workshop is free but registration is required. Register online at http://www.streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar/ For more information, contact the WSU Native Plant Salvage Project at email@example.com or call 360-867-2166. This workshop is co-sponsored by Stream Team and WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Project.
The past Friday peace vigil was the first one so far this year in the season of spring!