Brandi Rademacher's Blog Posts

Brandi Rademacher's Blog Posts

Mariachs Restaurant In Yelm Moves
One of my favorite restaurants in Yelm has moved to 16605 106th Ave Se Yelm, WA 98597.  Come enjoy their beautiful atmosphere....

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Our market in Thurston County is pretty hot.  Most homes that are priced good are selling within 7 days with multiple offers.  Make sure you are pre-approved with a lende...

Flu Epidemic
Believe it or not, the South Sound and much of Washington State is currently in a Flu Epidemic. This season, Washington has seen 24 deaths caused by the flu, most of which are in t...

New Scam That Can Steal Your Down Payment
At my RE/MAX Convention last week we learned of a new scam that is going around.  I wanted to make sure that you are all informed of this potential risk.  First, you...

Protect Your Credit
This weekend I received a letter from Capital One that someone tried opening an account in my name.  At first I thought it was junk mail until I confirmed the phone number of ...

Free Santa Pictures In Olympia WA
Free Pictures with Santa on December 12th & 13th from 11am-4pm.  Located at the South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity West-side location (400 Cooper Point Road SW O...

Change The Batteries In Your Smoke Detectors
You all might know that my husband is a firefighter and a fire commissioner so I thought this little blog was appropriate.  Many of us do not realize that the typical smoke de...

15210 Lindsay Rd SE Yelm 98597
Are you looking for country living?  Here is a 1 story home laying on 5 lush acres!  The large estate is 2549 sq/ft, and comes with a  3 car garage. The&nb...

Free Event For Memorial Day Weekend
I found a Free Event this weekend!  Beach Bash is being held at Shoreline Park (on JBLM- Lewis North, WA)May 24, 20144-10 p.m. Free food, boat rentals, pontoon rides, roc...

12917 Horizon Pioneer Rainier WA
There are not many homes in Washington State that offer a beautiful 5 acre home, as well as a guest house, & 60x90 fully insulated shop.   Inside the main home you wi...

Free Childrens Activity Center On Joint Base Lewis McChord
With the rainy days upon us sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with your little munchkins. They have so much energy but staying cooped up all day is not only hard on the ki...

Free Christmas Pictures In Olympia
This Saturday, December 14th from 4-6pm,  Santa will be taking pictures with your loving pets.  Don't have pets?  No problem kids will do!  Donations for p...

Hands On Childrens Museum In Olympia Hosts Parents Night Out
Need a break from the kiddos? The Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia is offering Parents Night Out every 2nd Saturday of the month from 6-9:30pm. Make it a date night, go s...

Veterans Save Big Around Tacoma On Veterans Day
Veterans can get some good deals around town on Veterans Day.  We have a lot of businesses in our area that can help save a buck for you on Veterans day!ACE Jiffy Lube – On ...

Veterans Eat For Free On Veterans Day Around Tacoma Wa
Whether you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner and even dessert, our local restaurants have you covered this veterans day!Applebees - Veterans and active duty military rece...

Spanaway Homes For Sale With 4 Bedrooms
Are you looking for a home that has been taken care?  How about close to work, shopping and schools?  If so I have a home for you!  2418 155th St Ct E, Tacoma 98445&...

303 135th Place SE Rainier
Local builder begins building new homes in the Rainier area.   These homes are on very large lots that are fenced, provide RV Parking, and have front yard landscaping.  H...

Use Your Electronics On Airplanes
Today, the FAA informed the general public that it has eased the restrictons on the use of electronic devices below 10,000 feet.  FAA regulations will now allow...

Monster Mash Bash In Lakewood WA
Last year it was such a hit they decided to do it again this year.  The second annual Monster Mash Bash at the Lakewood Activity Center will let you take the night off and dro...

Childrens Museum of Tacoma Offers Fun and Adventure
If you have children but you haven’t been to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma then you are truly in for a treat! After moving to a new, larger space in January of 2012, ...

Moms Fitness Group Offers Free Session in Graham
As any mom knows, finding time to get back in shape while taking care of your little one can be quite difficult. With Stroller Strides, moms can combine working out and playing wit...

March Against Monsanto
Hopefully you are aware of, or have at least heard of GMO's and the effect they have on our food supply and our health. There are nationwide marches planned for tomorrow, Satu...

Coed Ultimate Frisbee League in University Place
The weather is getting nicer and it’s time for some outdoor activities, one of which could be joining the Coed Ultimate Frisbee League offered by Pierce County Parks and Recr...

Legally Blonde The Musical Performances in Olympia
Enjoy the production of Legally Blonde The musical at the Capital Playhouse in Olympia. Watch it live as sorority star Elle Woods battles all the odds and stereotypes to attend Har...

Color in Motion Fun Run Comes to Tacoma
You’ve probably seen pictures of your friends on Facebook doing a 5k where they start of wearing all white and by the end are a mix of some of the brightest colors you’...

Childrens Consignment Sale at Puyallup Fairgrounds
If you have kids or you’re expecting any time soon, then don’t miss one of the largest children’s and maternity consignment shopping experiences held at the Puyal...

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Masa in Tacoma
Get into the spirit of Cinco de Mayo by celebrating at the 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Party at Masa in Tacoma! This will also be the 5th year for the annual Jefe de Jefe (Boss of the...

Arts Walk in Olympia
Immerse yourself in art and culture at the 2013 Arts Walk in Olympia! This event takes place in Olympia’s historic downtown area and features a mix of musicians, filmmakers, ...

Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show in Yelm
Don't miss the annual Home & Garden show April 27th & 28th from 9am to 4pm at the Yelm High School campus.  There will be over 100 vendors selling all kinds of items s...

Spring Means the Puyallup Farmers Market is Back
It’s time once again for the Farmers’ Market to invade Pioneer Park and Pavilion in downtown Puyallup! Now in its 32nd year, the Puyallup Farmers’ Market brings t...

Bonjour Cupcakes in Olympia are amazing
A few days ago I stopped in to Bonjour Cupcakes in Olympia and was delighted by the wonderful flavors that were available.  When I learned that they also used no artificial fl...

Free RAD Womens Self Defense Class in Lakewood
It’s never a bad idea to learn how to protect yourself and starting April 23rd, 2013, there will be a women only self-defense class held at the Lakewood Police Department. Th...

Easter Egg Hunt at Sunrise Village in Puyallup
Boasting over 40,000 eggs just begging to be found, everyone is sure to find their fill at the Sunrise Village Easter Egg Hunt in Puyallup. This Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sat...

Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt in Lacey
Here’s an Easter Egg hunt that’s gone to the dogs! It’s the 6th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt taking place on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 from 10:00am – 3:...

Youth Ballet Tap and Tumble Classes in Tacoma
If you’re thinking about getting your little ones involved in dance, classes will be starting up again March 30th, 2013 at the Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma. This Toe,...

Annual Puyallup Rotary Crab Feed at the Fairgrounds
Come get your fill of delicious seafood at the 51st Annual Puyallup Rotary Crab Feed held at the Puyallup Fairgrounds! The event will be held on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 and doors ...

Tacoma Remodeling Expo this Weekend
Looking to buy that perfect fixer-upper to turn into your dream home? Then don’t miss out on the 2013 Tacoma Remodeling Expo held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade C...

Preschool and Toddler Storytimes at the Puyallup Library
Bring your little ones to the Puyallup Public Library to enjoy some fun stories, activities and music during Storytime! There are two separate sessions held every Friday from Janua...

Underwater Photography Exhibit Held in Olympia
Enjoy the beauty of the amazing underwater photography of scuba diver and photographer, David Jennings at the LOTT WET Science Center in Olympia. Hosted by the Stream Team, the exh...

Foothills Dash Fun Run in Orting
It’s time to get your run on in Orting at the Foothills Dash held Saturday, March 9th, 2013. The Foothills Dash consists of a 1Mile, 5K and 10K fun run to benefit the youth r...

Chocolate and Wine Tasting in Lacey
If wine is good and chocolate is good then the combination of the two must be amazing! Here’s your chance to have an expert help you pair the two together at the Stottle Wine...

Sweet and Spicy Valentines Day Benefit in Tacoma
Looking for something different to do this Valentine’s Day, maybe even something a little bit sweet and spicy? Then the Pantages Theater in Tacoma has just the thing for you ...

Red Velvet Valentine Treats
Red Velvet crinkle cookies cut into heart shapes for Valentine's Day.  Your sweeheart will love these festive cookies! Ingredients: 1 box red velvet cake mix 2 tables...

Food and Wine Pairing Class in University Place
Have you ever wanted to know more about pairing the right wine with the right food? On Monday, February 25th there will be a class given by Chambers Bay Executive Chef Dustin Josep...

Daddy Daughter Dances in Graham and Tacoma
Fathers are invited to escort their little princesses to one or both of the Daddy Daughter Dances presented through Pierce County Parks and Recreation. Dance the night away to an a...

Do Something Healthy Event Featuring Derek Hough
You’re invited to join the 13th Annual Do Something Healthy event at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, hosted by MultiCare Health System, and featuring Derek Ho...

11916 Windtree Lane SE, Rainier 98576
Are you in the market for a home?  If you are wanting at least 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a 2 car garage and a shop on over an acre of land you can stop looking!  This ranc...

Peter and the Wolf Performance at JBLM
Introduce your family to the symphony with the timeless classic Peter and the Wolf by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev performed by the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.  The story ...

Rock of Ages National Broadway Tour in Olympia
For one night and one night only the National Broadway Tour of Rock of Ages will make a stop in Olympia! Enjoy 80’s arena-rock favorites such as Don’t Stop Believin&rsq...

Revisit the Newly Renovated Sprinker Recreation Center
Take the family and go visit the newly renovated Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma, your one stop for activities galore! They offer both indoor and outdoor activities such as ic...

Olympia Film Society Presents Movies Music and More
If you love classic and underground films and you’re looking for something different then check out the weekly movie offerings presented by The Olympia Film Society. The Olym...

Princess Parties in University Place and Puyallup
A royal decree has gone out inviting all little princesses to attend the second annual Princess Party! Dress them in their favorite princess dress and tiara and come enjoy a fun fi...

Wedding Planning Perfection at the Seattle Wedding Show
Recently engaged or planning on it? Now the wedding planning fun begins so don’t miss the 2013 Seattle Wedding Show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The ...

The Puyallup Home and Garden Show in January
Whether you’re looking to renovate your current home or looking for ideas for your future fixer-upper, the Puyallup Home and Garden Show is designed for you! From remodeling,...

Lake Tapps Polar Bear Plunge and Food Drive
There’s no better way to start off the New Year, and even cross something off your bucket list, than with a cold plunge in Lake Tapps at the 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and ...

Ballet Northwest Presents The Nutcracker in Olympia
A time honored tradition of the holiday season is to enjoy a performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. There are still dates left to see the Ballet Northwest’s produ...

Snow Every Night at Snowflake Lane in Bellevue
Want to see some snow? Then gather up the family and head up to Bellevue where it snows every night at 7:00pm from November 23rd to December 24th. Not only will there be snow to en...

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Graces Tacoma Waterway
Tis the season to see boats decorated with stunning light displays grace the waters of the South Sound in Tacoma. The annual Lighted Boat Parade will travel along the Tacoma waterf...

White Christmas The Musical Performed in Sumner
The stage production of Irving Berlin’s cherished musical White Christmas is now being performed by the ManeStage Theatre Company at the Sumner Performing Arts Center. Deligh...

Bundle Up and Explore Zoolights in Tacoma
Zoolights is celebrating 25 years of holiday wonder and excitement at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma! Throw on your warmest winter attire and gaze at all the amazing...

Short Sale in Yelm
Buyers often ask me what is a short sale.  A Short sale occurs when a seller owes more money on the home then what the market will allow.  This particular listing mls:&nb...

Enjoy the Festival of Trees in Tacoma
For 25 years the Festival of Trees in Tacoma has been raising money to support the children and families of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center. The event shows...

Santa Arrives at the Olympic Flight Museum
Don’t miss out on the chance to welcome Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus as they arrive by helicopter to the Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia! The 14th annual Santa Welcome will be...

When should you get your furnace cleaned
When I became a homeowner many years ago, I had no idea how often I should service my furnace.  I thought I was being pro-active when I bought a Groupon that advertised $49 fo...

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Now Open in Tacoma
It’s time to embrace the winter and enjoy some time once again at the Franciscan Polar Plaza in downtown Tacoma in Tollefson Plaza. For the second year in a row Tollefson Pla...

A Victorian Country Christmas Festival in Puyallup
A Victorian Country Christmas Festival is not just something to see, it’s something to experience! The brainchild of Lynda and Rod Pressey, this event is now celebrating its ...

Norpoint Turkey Trot Held Thanksgiving Day in Tacoma
Thanksgiving is about spending time with good friends and family but before you dig in to all the amazing food the day has to offer, why not start out with the Norpoint Turkey Trot...

Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park Discount Ticket Information
The time has come for the 18th Annual Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park presented by Pierce County Parks and Recreation! Featuring approximately 300 intricate displays and thousands ...

Local Gourmet Cotton Candy
A local company in Western Washington has become the new rage.  Sweet Things Candy Company is a family owned, local gourmet cotton candy company.  The owner, Brandi Radem...

Hand Blown Glass Pumpkin Patch Coming to Olympia
This Saturday, November 10th, 2012 the Port of Olympia Plaza will feature over 2000 amazingly hand-blown glass pumpkins by local artisans. This stunning array of one-of-a kind glas...

Puyallup Library Hosts a Special Storytime with LEGOs
Lego builders unite at the Puyallup Library this Saturday, November 10th and Saturday, November 17th, 2012 from 11:00am -11:45am. This in a new type of storytime for the Puyallup L...

Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies in Tacoma
Veteran’s Day is fast approaching and to honor those who serve and have served many businesses and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies. Below is a list of just so...

Starbucks Holiday Favorites and Red Cups Are Back
To me it’s not truly the holiday season until I’m walking around with a red Starbucks cup in my hand and my time of waiting is finally coming to an end! November 1st wi...

Keeping Kids Safe This Halloween
Whether trick-or-treating in downtown Tacoma, Puyallup, Orting or Olympia there are a few things that parents and kids can do to make sure that everyone has a fun and safe night. B...

Get Moving with Kids Beats Classes in Spanaway
Get your munchkins moving to the beat with the Kids Beats classes in Spanaway! Kids Beats combines simple upbeat movements with the lively rhythms of the drum. While your kids will...

Haunted Lock In at the Tumwater Timberland Library
In honor of the Halloween season the Tumwater Timberland Library will be holding a haunted lock-in on Friday, October 26th from 7:00pm to midnight. The library after dark will be h...

Zoo Boo at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma
Join the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma this weekend for Zoo Boo! Come dressed in your costume and enjoy a variety of special fun filled fall-themed events such as under...

Free Haunted Hike in Olympia
Halloween will be here before you know so be sure to take advantage of all the activities Olympia has to offer such as the Haunted Hike at Priest Point Park on Saturday, October 20...

Puyallup Public Library Hosts Free Resume Writing Workshop
Whether you’re just beginning your job search or in the process of a career change, putting together a good resume can be a challenging first step towards success. To help wi...

A new sales tax on home sales
I have been asked twice in the last two days about this new sales tax that is going in effect starting in January.  Nobody seems to understand who is affected and are up in ar...

Finding the Perfect Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Happenings
Fall is the time of year to switch gears from thinking about sunscreen, shorts and ice tea to sweaters, hot cider and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a p...

Puyallup Fair and Events Center Presents Oktoberfest Northwest
This weekend it’s the 8th annual Oktoberfest Northwest at the Puyallup Fair and Event Center! October 5th – 7th come enjoy the beer, brats and entertainment. Once again...

An Irish Bed and Breakfast in Yelm
I happened to be taking a back route to the Food Co-op in Yelm recently and noticed a bed and breakfast sign on a little cottage on Van Trump Avenue that I had never noticed befo...

Superhero Party at the Lakewood Community Center
The Lakewood Community Center will hold its second annual Superhero Party Saturday, October 13th from 4-6pm. This is an opportunity for everyone in the family to become their favor...

Free Admission to Joint Base Lewis McChord Oktoberfest
Joint Base Lewis McChord will be holding its annual Oktoberfest Saturday, October 6th from 11am to 10pm. Join in the fun and check out all of the traditional German food and brews ...

Jerrys Color Center a Local Paint Experience
Jerry’s Color Center in Yelm offers a great local paint store experience.  The staff is amazing at helping pick out colors for whatever your project, thinking of creat...

The Yelm Farmers Market is Closing Early
The Yelm Farmers Market has been a great boost to the area this summer, but they are winding down on their produce and products, so they will be closing September 30th instead of...

Prairie Hotel Offers Great Value on Luxury
If you are moving to the area and need a place to stay while searching for the right home, Yelm has one of the best places to stay in the region – Prairie Hotel.  They o...

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed in Thurston County
A friend told me he was applying as a substitute bus driver in our area school district.  I was amazed because this person is swamped in his own job and couldn’t possi...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Performances in Puyallup
Get into the Halloween spirit early by going to see the production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” performed by the Spotlight Players, Puyallup's oldest continuously o...

Living Well Chiropractic Clinic in Yelm
The Living Well Chiropractic Clinic in Yelm has moved to a bigger location.  It's only a building away from the original location, but it offers a lot more office space.&nbs...

Beginner Yoga Classes in Tacoma and University Place
There are so many health benefits to yoga but sometimes the idea of walking into a class can be a little intimidating, especially with all the specific poses and breathing techniqu...

CenterFest Art and Wine Event in Olympia
On Friday, September 21st the Washington Center for the Performing Arts located in downtown Olympia will hold its annual Art & Wine Event as part of CenterFest 2012. The event ...

Friday Family Movie Night in University Place
If you’re looking for the prefect way to enjoy your much anticipated Friday evening, head over to the Environmental Services Building at Chambers Creek Regional Park in Unive...

Get Your Happy On at the Puyallup Fair
Friday, September 7th marks the start of the long awaited Puyallup Fair! While the fair does signify the end of summer, it’s only the beginning of Earthquake Burgers, funnel ...

Red Cross Babysitter Training in Spanaway and Lakewood
The American Red Cross will hold a babysitter’s training course on Saturday, September 8th at the Lakewood Community Center and Saturday, September 22nd at the Sprinker Recre...

More Than Coffee at Yelm Starbucks
There’s a local feel here at the Yelm Starbucks.  It moves beyond the typical chain and brings personal service to the top.  I have spent many hours at my little ...

Sign Up for Youth Gymnastics Classes in Spanaway
Running, jumping and flipping are all part of the Roach Gymnastics classes which allow your child to do all this in a safe and supervised environment. The classes are held at Sprin...

Trendy Teen School Clothes in Olympia for Less
If you have pre-teens or teens you know that the cost of clothing for school goes up exponentially each year.  Teens are more conscious about style and about brand than their ...

Spiral Café Goes Viral on JBLM
The Yelm Spiral Café is moving out of their building and going to a strictly grab-n-go business next month.  This is a really cool move as they have gotten really gre...

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Comes to Yelm
The old lumber store on Yelm Avenue has sat empty for a couple of years now, and every time I pass I think, I wish I could buy that place and do something with it.  Someone fi...

Joint Base Lewis McChord Half Marathon Fun Run
Run to show your support at the 6th annual Joint Base Lewis McChord Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run on Saturday, September 15th. Show your appreciation and commemorate the sacrifices ...

Our Forgotten Warriors Benefit Music Festival in Olympia
Looking for an opportunity to get out and enjoy fabulous food and music all while supporting a great cause? Our Forgotten Warriors will host a benefit music festival on Saturday, S...

Do Not Miss Out on the Roy Rodeo
Grab your boots, cowboy hat and the family and head to the Roy Pioneer Rodeo held in Roy, Washington September 1st and 2nd. The Roy Rodeo will feature the best rodeo events includi...

Building a Sustainable Community in Yelm
The buzz word on the street these days is sustainable.  That word can mean a multitude of things to a multitude of people.  What it boils down to, however, is folks are...

Blackberry Festival in Bremerton this weekend!
The Bremerton Blackberry Festival is held each year on the Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. Hours are 10am to 7pm on Saturday, 10am to 6pm on Sunday and 10am to 5pm on ...

Olympia Children Authors Come to Yelm
I met them at the Thurston County Fair promoting their book, The Chicken and the Dog.  Andre and Amanda Maxwell have written an adorable book about trying to cultivate Urban...

Free Water Fun at Tacoma Spraygrounds
Beat the heat on these hot summer days with a trip to one of the many sprayground locations sponsored by Metro Parks Tacoma.  What’s a sprayground you may ask? It’...

Register Now for Youth Outdoor Soccer in Spanaway
This Friday, August 17th, is the last day to sign up for the Youth Outdoor Soccer League held at the Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway. Don’t miss out on this opportunit...

Best Gluten Free Brownies Ever
I just returned from visiting relatives in Logan, Utah and had a great time. The weather was sizzling, it was wonderful seeing all the relatives, but one of the highlights of the t...

Tacoma Museums Free to Military Until Labor Day
Time is running out for military personnel to take advantage of free admission to such Tacoma museums as the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, the Children’s Museum of Taco...

Cool Days in July Warm Days in August
You may be wondering why you still feel the urge to put on a jacket in August here in Thurston County.  Many people I talk to say this is unusually cold for this time of yea...

Vote for Your Favorite Military Charity
The Yelm Co-op and Yelm Farmers Market will be having a Military Fun Health Day Sunday, August 26th.  Sponsors will be donating $1 for every military id shown at the Co-op a...

Time for the Pierce County Fair in Graham
It’s time once again for the 65th annual Piece County Fair held at Frontier Park in Graham. The fair will run from August 9th – 12th with gates opening at 10:00am each ...

Free Heritage Day Events at Lacey Community Market
The Lacey Community Market hosts a wonderful mix of local vendors, entertainment and free activities for the whole family and Saturday, August 11th is Heritage Day from 10-4pm. Thi...

Gross Out Olympics in Puyallup and University Place
In honor of the London Olympics why not have your little ones participate in their own Olympic events at the Gross Out Olympics! There, your children ages 3 and up can participate ...

Free Movies in the Park Puyallup and Spanaway
Summer means enjoying time outside with the family and any opportunity to enjoy some free family fun is always a good thing so bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the Free Movi...

Benefits of a VA Mortgages
Beyond the barracksUnderstanding the true benefits of VA mortgagesMany people don’t know it, but the VA home loan program is one of the best mortgage options out there. ...

Rainier Therapeutic Riding in Yelm
Soldiers with PTSD and debilitating injuries have help through a Yelm non-profit organization called Rainier Therapeutic Riding.  Some of the testimonials coming out of this...

Thurston County Fair Focusing on Family Fun
County fairs used to be all about livestock shows, art exhibits, baking contests and good, clean family fun.  This high-tech generation has forced many fairs to bring in hug...

Delicious and Fresh Quinoa Summer Tacos
Quinoa is a healthy and delicious grain that can be used in a number of ways to create a tasty and satisfying alternative to a meat based dish. My family has been enjoying these Ta...

Delicious Homemade Pizza in Orting
Pizza is something just about everyone enjoys and one place that serves up some delicious slices is Route 66 Pizza in Orting. Located right off of Washington Avenue North in the he...

Tiny Tots Indoor Playground in Lakewood
You never know what each day will bring as far as the weather goes and sometimes trying to find ways to entertain the little ones inside can be a challenge. The Tiny Tots indoor pl...

Spooner Berry Farms in Olympia and Yelm
You can know it’s summer when you see the Spooner Berry Farm stands dotting the landscape from Olympia to Yelm and beyond.  The little red and white checked buildings si...

FLANAGANS APPLE IRISH PUB in Yelm
Flanagans Apple Irish Pub is for families!  After driving past the cute little cottage on Yelm Avenue a hundred times and seeing the signs I finally ventured in.  I kep...

Goodguys Car Show to Takeover Puyallup Fairgrounds
It’s time to head to the Puyallup Fair Grounds for the Goodguys 25th Pacific Northwest Nationals Car Show presented by Wesco Autobody Supply. Bring the family and check out o...

Free Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo
It’s time for the 2012 Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo at McChord Field Saturday, July 21st and Sunday July 22nd. The show is open to everyone and perfect for any age! The ...

Thrivent FREE Summer Movie Series at Cheney Stadium
This Sunday, July 15th, will be the first of Four Movies throughout the Summer where families can come to Cheney Stadium to watch a movie on the BIG Screen for FREE. The screen at ...

The One Washington Site You Must See
If you don’t go anywhere else in Washington State, you must see the northern most tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Neah Bay.  It is a mile-and-a-half hike after you get t...

Free Jazz Under the Stars Concert in Tacoma
Starting Thursday, July 12th, Pacific Lutheran University will start its 14th annual professional summer concert series held at the Mary Baker Russell Music Center Amphitheater on ...

Twilight Lingers in Forks
Only a 3½ hour drive from Olympia, Forks is not just the home of the, now infamous, novel, Twilight; it is also a great place to stop during a full tour of the Olympic Penin...

Sirius Puppy Training Classes in Spanaway
If you’ve just welcomed a new puppy into your family then a puppy training class is the next perfect step to help integrate your four legged friend. A Sirius Puppy training c...

Learn to Make Sushi in University Place
You’ve always gone out for sushi but why not try making it at home? Let Executive Chef Dustin Joseph of Chambers Bay Grill and his team reveal the art of making sushi. In the...

Free Family Fourth of July Fun in Puyallup
Looking for some family fun this 4th of July? Join in the excitement and games at the 4th of July Family Social and Band Concert at Meeker Mansion in Puyallup. Be sure to bring you...

Antiques and the Berry Fields Café
The best two towns within an hour’s drive of Olympia are Sumner to the North and Centralia to the South.  Both have adorable personalities and truly unique shops.  ...

Top Outdoor Theaters Near Olympia
Get out while the weather’s warm to some really great outdoor movie theatres within driving distance of Olympia.  Here are my top two picks. Skyline Drive-In Theatre in...

Adult Ballroom Dancing Workshop in Graham
Feel like trying something new? How about ballroom dancing? A ballroom dancing workshop will be held on Friday, July 13th and Friday, August 24th from 7:00-9:00pm at Frontier Park ...

Taste of Tacoma is this Weekend
It's that time again! Cross your fingers and think good thoughts for the weather to bring sunshine and roses so that droves of locals can enjoy the food and fun at Taste of Tacoma ...

Lakewood Summerfest is FREE and Terrific Family Fun
Hopefully the weather will cooperate for this year's Summerfest in Lakewood. Held each year at Fort Steilacoom Park, the dates for this year are June 30th and July 1st. For details...

Pierce County Library Summer Reading Program Begins
Just because school’s out for the summer doesn’t mean the reading should stop. The Pierce County Library is encouraging the reading to continue with its summer reading ...

Joint Base Lewis McChord 5K Mud Run
It’s time to get down and dirty at the 7th Annual Down and Dirty Mud Run hosted by Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This is a fun run loaded with mud-covered obstacles so plan on ge...

Thurston County New Agriculture Overlay District
Some folks have been asking what the new agritourism overlay district is about that is just about to go into effect in Thurston County.  The point of the designated “red...

High Marks for Centralia Plumber
If a light goes off on your septic tank, I know a good plumber – DJ Plumbing out of Centralia.  He came all the way into Yelm to fix our problem.  The light went of...

Not Your Typical Garage Sale in Spanaway
Summertime means cleaning out the clutter and getting rid of unneeded items. The Junk in Your Truck event in Spanaway makes it easy. Load up your stuff in the back of your vehicle ...

Puyallup Farmers Market is Not to Be Missed
Celebrating its 30th year, the Puyallup Farmers Market is now in full swing located in downtown Puyallup at Pioneer Park and inside the pavilion. Enjoy the many treats the market h...

Prim Pickins Country Store in Yelm
I found a gem of a store in Yelm that I had no idea existed until I happened to be heading down State Route 507 between Yelm and Rainier and looked left.  Prim Pickins is an...

Best Burger in Lakewood for the Money
About six months ago a new burger place opened up at Lakewood Town Center. Every time I pass by around lunch time, I see people lined up to enjoy the fare. Tonight my husband and I...

Learn First Aid in Spanaway and Lakewood
Have you ever wanted to learn CPR or other first aid procedures? The American Red Cross is now offering a revised Adult First Aid class in both Spanaway and Lakewood. This course i...

Register Now for the Sound to Narrows in Tacoma
There's still time to register! Come join in the fun and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sound to Narrows Walk/Run this Saturday, June 9th! Choose the event that’s righ...

When Can I Stop Paying FHA Mortgage Insurance
I am getting a lot of past clients asking me "When Can I Stop Paying FHA Mortgage Insurance?"  So Shane from The Legacy Group said this: There are 2 ways to drop your FHA m...

Father Daughter Dance at Joint Base Lewis McChord
Take your daughter for a fun filled night at Joint Base Lewis McChord for the annual Father Daughter Dance.  The dance takes place on Saturday June 16th from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm...

Kids Cheerleading Camps in Lakewood
JUMP Kids Fitness promotes physical fitness in a fun way for kids.  Do you have an aspiring cheerleader in your family ages 6-10?  Sign up for one of these camps starting...

A Trip to the Port Defiance Zoo
A JBLM military friend of mine was heading into Tacoma for the day for a doctor's appointment and had to take her kids.  She wanted to do something fun with them as a reward...

Referrals from your Dentist
My Yelm dentists gave me a referral for an orthodontist in Dupont for my daughters braces.  I've never really questioned referrals before.  If you like your doctor or, ...

Basketball Tournament at Joint Base Lewis McChord
Bring your dream team and your A- Game to the 3 on 3 basketball tournament at Joint Base Lewis McChord on June 9th.  Sign up fee is only $20.00 per team.  The tournament ...

Yelm Farmers Market Memorial Weekend
Don't forget to make your way out to the opening of the Yelm Farmers Market this weekend, Sunday 11-4.  The Yelm Cooperative has been approved by the City to use 2nd Street be...

Mountain Meadow Lavender Farm in Roy
Barbara Hulsher knows lavender.  She makes potpourri  with it, uses in herbal balms and soaps and even cooks with it (try her lavender ice cream and cookies).  I f...

Life Expectancy of Home Appliances
Home appliances aren't made like they used to be.  My mother kept her same washer and dryer, a Kenmore from Sears, over 18 years before she traded it in for a new fangled wash...

Yelm Military Spouse Network
Yelm military spouses should get plugged into this great facebook group.  As a result of many years of moving around from town to town, state to state, country to country, mil...

Prom Dresses at Giordas
Did you have a tough time looking for a prom dresses this year?  There are not a lot of places around to find good formals.  Hitting the major department stores like Ma...

My Favorite Automobile Service Shop
When you find an auto shop you like, you're willing to drive a little way to keep it.  I happen to love my auto shop - Volkswagen of Auburn.  There is no need for an ...

New Puppies for Daisy
We have a teacup Shih tzu dog, Daisy, we bought from a home breeder a little over a year ago.  She is the light of our home with her sweet personality and adorable face.&nbs...

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at Joint Base LewisMcChord
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis-Main, will open its gates to the Puget Sound public for the Annual Armed Forces Day celebration on Saturday, May 19. This year's family fun will inc...

Rapper Pitbull performing FREE at JBLM for Military
Internationally acclaimed rapper and pop star Pitbull will put on a FREE concert for Military and their families this Thursday May 3, 2012 at 7:30.  The concert will be held a...

The Bees are Finally In
Earlier this year we ordered bees.  I can't say I got really excited at the thought of thousands of tiny stinging insects coming to inhabit my land. However, my husband and so...

Trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Only one weekend left of the Skagit County Tulip Festival.  All of April the Skagit County region is blooming with millions of colorful bulbs.  Tulips, daffodils, hyaci...

Easter Egg Hunts in Yelm
It's springtime, and the first thing kids think is colored eggs!  If you live in and around the Yelm area, you have plenty of places to hunt eggs.  Here is a list of th...

FREE Easter Dash at Joint Base Lewis McChord
Bring your Easter basket and your running shoes!  Dash for candy, prizes and more!  There will also be an egg hunt.  Fun for all ages of kids, and parents too!  ...

Seattle Mariners honor military members in April
Join the Seattle Mariners for a pregame program that honors military service members, veterans, and support organizations.  The program begins at 12:20 on April 21st.  Th...

FREE movie showings at McChord Theater
Looking for something fun to do with the family on the weekends that won't put a dent in your pocketbook?  Head on over to the theater on McChord Field where they show free mo...

What does short sale mean for home buyers
If you are in the market to purchase a home you have probably already started surfing the real estate sites to see what is out there.  There are probably terms you are seeing ...

FREE class on solar power in Tacoma
Have you been considering adding solar power to your home?  Or building a home and incorporating solar power?  There is a free class on how solar power works and its ince...

A Farmers Market for Yelm
We've asked for it, hoped for it, and finally we're going to get it.  The Yelm Cooperative -  an umbrella organization that includes the Yelm Food Co-op, a community gard...

Best Breakfast in Yelm
Last fall at the Roy Rodeo, I noticed that the announcer kept saying how quick he was going to fly to the Bunk House BBQ in McKenna as soon as the action in the arena was done.&n...

Rotary Club of Tacoma South
Each Monday a small Rotary Club meets at the Red Lobster on S 72nd Street. This club is made up of local professionals who enjoy working together to make a difference here at home ...

Long Beach Cafe in Lakewood WA
If you have a craving for great Thai/Vietnamese food and don't have to have a fancy atmosphere to enjoy it in, this is the place. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the f...

Best Value Yelm Restaurant
I know it's a chain, and likely you've had many different types of experiences in other places with this restaurant.  I, personally, have had some harrowing experiences in o...

Brandi awarded Hall of Fame
RE/MAX AGENT Brandi Rademacher EARNS HALL OF FAME AWARD   Yelm, WA  – Brandi Rademacherwith RE/MAX Four Seasons in Olympia was recently presented with the RE/MAX...

Best Yelm Restaurant For Girls Day Out
Spiral Cafe in downtown Yelm offers what I affectionately call lounge chair dining.  The space is split between an event hall - perfect for medium sized get-togethers, plays, ...

A Pacific Northwest White Water Rafting Adventure
Tired of the same old boring dates with your spouse - dinner and a movie?  Want something exciting to do with a group of friends for a day trip or weekend get-away from Olympi...

Time to Show off Your Talent
It's time again for the Nisqually Valley Home, Garden and Trade Show.  Last year we had a wonderful showing of vendors (over 100) who demonstrated some really great products f...

Best College Value through Running Start
Does your high-schooler have what it takes to start college two years early?  If so, he/she can get a virtually free college degree before graduating high school through the R...

Best Free Recipes Right Off A Box
In the digital age we can just go to the Internet for absolutely any new recipe we might want to try from basic sugar cookies to Bahamian Pineapple Flambé.  But, there ...

Leap Year Facts for the Clueless
Thirty days have September, April, June and November.  All the rest have 31 except for February - it stands alone with 28 'til leap year comes and makes in 29.  That li...

FREE class on rain barrels in Tacoma
Do you want to learn how to make and maintain a rain barrel to help lower your watering costs this summer?  Sign up for a free class at the Tacoma Envirohouse on March 25th at...

FREE gardening class in Tacoma
Learn how to get your garden on at a free class at the Tacoma Envirohouse on March 24th at 10:30am.  This class will cover seed starting and soils and teach you the basics of ...

How to Buy Good Tires Cheap
Is it time to buy new tires?  I learned an important lesson while looking for tires this week.  A set of 60,000 mile warranty tires can cost in the ball park of $800 to $...

Best Place to Stay in Leavenworth WA
My family and I recently took a short trip to Leavenworth, Wash.  for my son's birthday.  We stayed in an outstanding Inn called the Linderhof.  Our room was set up ...

Time to Visit Your Garden Center
The warm snap we had this past week after such a hard freeze serves only to tease us into thinking spring is just around the corner.  Alas, the final frost date in this area r...

Free Candle Making Workshop in Lakewood
During the recent power outage we went on a shopping trip to find candles.  Though flashlights work in a pinch, batteries can become expensive to upkeep.  We checked out ...

Learning from a Power Outage
The recent week-long power outage in Yelm gave us a chance to learn new skills and reminded me just how completely out of touch with our great-great grandparents' pioneering spirit...

Free Hi Tech Entertainment at JBLM
This weekend is the grand opening of the Warrior Zone on Joint Base Lewis/McChord.  The best way to describe this innovative facility is as a high-tech entertainment playgroun...

Be prepared for the next Western Washington storm
We have all found out in the past weeks that a bad winter storm is not only inconvenient, but can be down right uncomfortable.  Being better prepared for power outages in cold...

Tacoma Home and Garden show this weekend
Don't miss Washington state's largest home and garden show going on this weekend at the Tacoma Dome.  January 25th -29th 2012. With over 1,000 exhibits and displays, free how...

Search for Washington homes using your Smartphone
These days smart phones can do amazing things.  If you are in the market to buy a home they can be your most important tool.   As you drive around and look for propertie...

Eating at Pizzeria La Gitana in Yelm
Have you ever had authentic pizza?  I thought I had, until I stopped in at the Pizzeria Gitana on East Yelm Avenue.  The pizza here is served just as they would out of It...

Snow Tubing in a Washington State Park
Winter has finally arrived this year.  The mild weather has had many of us wondering if we would spend the entire year in an autumn twilight.  With the  heavy frost ...

Is It Time To Buy?
Is It Time To Buy? As a Real Estate Agent I get asked this question All of the time. Let me just say that I am showing beautiful homes right now that sold for more than double jus...

Traditional New Years Dinner
Traditional New Years Dinner T This is a meal to bring Good Luck & fortune in the coming year. Black eyed peas and rice, corn bread, mustard greens and pork. Traditional sou...

Scuba Diving in the Pacific Northwest
People new to the Pacific Northwest are often surprised to find that natives rarely let a little rain or freezing weather deter them from almost any sport or activity.  Whethe...

See the Fantasy Lights in Spanaway
If you are in the mood to drive around to see Christmas lights, you might want to make your way up to Spanaway for the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Fantasy Lights display. T...

Christmas Trees from the Olympia National Forest
U-Cut Christmas tree lots dot the countryside in Thurston County.  Many tree lots don't have an Internet presence, but they do offer reasonable prices and a friendly local atm...

Best Holiday Store in Yelm
Gardening season may be over, but Gordon's Garden Center is open for business.  They are fresh out of spring and fall starts, but their Christmas displays are phenomenal! ...

FREE Holiday Fest at JointBase Lewis McChord
Free fun for the whole family at the Holiday Fest at JBLM on December 10th from 2pm to 5pm.  Free hot chocolate and hot apple cider will warm your spirits this holiday season....

Clearwood Residents Prepare for Christmas
The gated community of Clearwood is busy for the holidays.  They will be hosting a Christmas Lights Judging Contest next Friday night December 9th from 7 pm till 9 pm. Prizes ...

Toys for Tots at JointBase Lewis McChord
Times are tough for a lot of families this holiday season with todays troubled economy.  Holidays can be a stressful time for families in need that want to give their children...

Holiday Tree Lighting at JointBase Lewis McChord
Come see the joy of Christmas with your family and friends! You are invited to the 2011 Annual Joint Base Lewis McChord Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on  Wednesday December 7...

Santa comes to Joint Base Lewis McChord
Don't miss out on fun for the whole family at Joint Base Lewis McChord!  Santa Claus is coming to town!!  Santa's having a special breakfast at the McChord Club & Com...

Yelm Awarded Road Funds
The City of Yelm was recently awarded approximately $1 million dollars by the WA State Transportation Improvement Board.  The funds will be used to overlay First Street to Roh...

Victorian Holiday Celebration in Tacoma
Kids can listen to stories and create crafts with volunteers and staff dressed in beautiful Victorian costumes.  Santa will also be there to hear your child's christmas wish a...

Breakfast with Santa in Puyallup
Fun for the whole family on December 17th where you can hear Diva and the Dixies perform live and hear your favorite Christmas songs.  And of course the guest of honor will be...

You can trust Valley Repair in Tenino
It is hard to find a good mechanic that you can really trust to care for your vehicles without racking up a huge bill on items that aren't necessary.  I have known the owner D...

Make Your Own Gingerbread House
The Pierce County Library has gone and done it again! This December all of the county branches will be hosting kids under 18 years of age to come in to make and decorate their very...

Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park
This and every year in Spanaway is the holiday tradition 'Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park'! This is the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuri...

Build a Gingerbread House in DuPont
Northwest Landing ROA is sponsoring “Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread House Building for the young and the young at heart. Friday, December 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM C...

FREE Holiday Concert by Army Band
The I Corps 56th Army Band     America's Corps Band will be performing the      Soldiers Rockin' Holiday Traditions Holiday Concert and r...

Opportunity to give to Toys for Tots
Start a new tradition with the children in your life! Teach them the joy of giving by supporting the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation. Take the children with you to shop ...

Smile with Santa Event on Saturday
Tis the season to smile! Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is kicking off the holiday season with the third annual Photos With Santa ev...

Yelm Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends for November
Welcome to the November installment of Yelm, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here fo...

Olympia WA Monthly Real Estate Trends for November
Welcome to the November installment of Olympia, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here...

Evegreen State College Arts and Crafts Fair
Evergreen Arts and Crafts Fair Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM Venue: The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA Website...

State Theater Olympia Featues Stardust Serenade
My family and freinds go to this every year. We have made it a part of our Olympia Holiday Festivities. For more information check out the link below. by Harlowe Reed November...

Congress Restores FHA Loan Limits
In an effort to sustain what progress has been achieved in the housing market across the country Congress voted last week to restore loan limits and the maximum cap for Federal Hou...

Olympia Free Annual Boat Light Parade
The Olympia Yacht Club will be sponsoring their annual Christmas Boat Light Parade Wednesday, December 7  and Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.  The event is free to the...

Discounts for a Good Haircut in Yelm
I've had them all - $100 haircuts, $5 haircuts, sizzling style and unqualified disasters.  I've come to decide after battling to find a good hairdresser in every new town, it ...

Live Band from Yelm Livens up Parties
A friend of mine was looking for a local band to play for her 40th birthday party in Yelm this month.  It seems few people ever think of live music anymore with karaoke gainin...

Santa Visits Yelm Christmas in the Park
Santa doesn't just visit the malls these days, even though my daughter is convinced that he does.  He is making a pass through Yelm December 3rd for the Chamber of Commerce'...

Breaking Dawn lights up Yelm
Though Thursday night is not the best night for school kids to be up past 9:00, that doesn't stop the Twi-hard fans in Yelm, Washington from turning out in mass to welcome the four...

Singing Christmas Tree in Olympia
If you've never had the opportunity to hear the Capital Playhouse's amazing youth choir, Kids in Koncert, now's your chance.  This group of kids, who sing all over the world, ...

Yelm Dollars for Scholars Rocks
Few organizations work harder for their cause than the Yelm chapter of Dollars for Scholars.  Giving away over $100,000 each year to area youth for college, this group packs a...

Give a Gift of Hope this Thanksgiving
Winter is approaching rapidly corresponding with the rapidly growing homeless population in Olympia.  Multiple organizations, both government and private, are scrambling to me...

Moms Get Support in Yelm
Stay-at-Home moms in Yelm find no end of support through the Mom's Club of Yelm.  This rapidly growing group of ladies provide an active calendar of events to suit just about ...

Using Your Halloween Pumpkin for Thanksgiving
The best thing about Thanksgiving coming right after Halloween is the fact that you have something to do with all those pumpkins!  Hopefully you got a chance to visit the many...

Christopher Paolini Signs Inheritance on Fort Lewis
Back in 2001 a fifteen year old boy began a journey which inspired many young writers to take up their pens and create.  Christopher Paolini, a homeschooled boy from Paradise ...

Teen Photography Club Meets in Yelm
Do you have a teen who loves to take photos?  Oh Snap! Photo Club might just bring out the creative genius in your teen.  The club meets every first Friday of each month ...

Free Fee Day at Mount Rainier Park
In honor of Veteran's Day Mt. Rainier National Park entrance fees will be waived November 11-13.  Being so close to this amazing national park is just one of the great things ...

Warm Up with This Great Reciepe
With winter settling in and the temperature dropping I was looking for a reciepe for homemade Chicken Noodle soup.  Not only was this reciepe easy, but it tasted great.  ...

Getting a Washington State License
Getting a drivers license used to be as easy as studying the booklet, taking the test, getting the permit, then practicing for and passing the driver's test.  It didn't matter...

Boot Scootin Boogie in Yelm
The Yelm Chamber of Commerce is hosting another great community event on Veterans Day, 11/11/11.  Come to Stewart's Arena in Yelm for a Boot Scootin Boogie!  Doors will o...

Veterans Day Discounts in Tacoma
If you want a great deal on Veterans Day and can show your military identification then get ready to save!  Listed below are several retailers who offer Veterans Day discounts...

Veterans and military eat FREE in Tacoma Friday
Veterans day is a day to honor our military members and veterans.  Many local Tacoma area restaraunts are offering free meals to all active duty military and veterans. &n...

DuPont WA Monthly Real Estate Trends
Welcome to the November installment of DuPont WA Monthly Real Estate Trends. RESIDENTIAL*There are currently 25 residential homes on the market in DuPont.Of thos...

Coats for Kids Coat Drive
Its time to help kids stay warm this winter! The DuPont Fire Department and DuPont Lions Club have partnered together to hold a “Coats for Kids” coat drive during ...

Annual Advent Wreath Making in DuPont
Help create wreaths to decorate DuPont! This time-honored tradition of making advent wreaths to adorn the streets of the Historic Village during the Christmas Season is just ...

710th Ordnance Company returns from Iraq
Members of 710th Ordnance Company (EOD), 3rd Explosive Ordnance Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, were reunited with friends and family members during a ceremony on JBLM’s L...

Holiday Ice Skating in Tacoma
Begin a holiday tradition this winter when the Franciscan Polar Plaza comes to downtown Tacoma. The only covered open-air ice rink in Tacoma, Polar Plaza gives the community an opp...

Cooking With Bayview Thriftway in Olympia
Pour the wine and cut the cheese!  I can't think of a better way to ring in the holidays, both Thanksgiving and Christmas, than to learn new tricks and recipes for the kitchen...

Lake Lawrence Community Center Bazaar
Thinking about living close to a lake?  Lake Lawrence is a trout fishing lake with many amenities and a great community to boot.  Only 10 minutes from Yelm, 35 minutes fr...

Prairie Hotel is a Great Value
Active Duty Military sometimes have a really hard time finding a good place to stay when they first arrive at Fort Lewis.  If your rental or new home is not ready for move in,...

Free Presentation Explores Alzheimers in Boomer Generation
Alzheimer’s knows no boundaries. One in eight Americans age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly half of Americans aged 85 and older have Alzheimer’s d...

Please remember to VOTE
Be sure to note the familiar Ballot Drop-off Booths have been retired in favor of the unmanned Ballot Deposit sites.  All ballot deposit sites close at 8:00 p.m. on El...

Yelm Chamber of Commerce Hosts Barn Dance
It's time to put your dancing boots on and brush up on your two-step.  Yelm area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a genuine, old fashioned barn dance at Stewart's Arena - 11127 ...

Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree This Season
Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Christmas is coming! That means Olympic National Forest Christmas tree permits are now on sale. The permits cost $5....

FREE Natural Yard Care Workshop on Saturday
Originally for landscapers, this informative workshop is now open to the public... for FREE! This is your chance to learn about installing rain gardens, using native plants in lan...

Time to Fall Back
Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6.  Be sure to set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday night, November 5th. Have you ...

Stewarts Meats Sells the Exotic
Every year the man of the house (and sometimes the lady) heads out to the woods donning camouflage, deer spray and boots to track, to wait, sometimes, hours to catch sight of a dee...

It All Started in DuPont
If you love the Puget Sound area, do yourself a favor and check out the DuPont Museum to see how it all began!! The DuPont Historical Society has been working hard to create a webs...

Olympia WA Monthly Real Estate Trends for October
Welcome to the October installment of Olympia, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here ...

Upgrading Your Tires Before Winter
Winter time is approaching rapidly with frost on the ground three to four days out of seven.  Most people start thinking of insulating their pipes, making sure sprinkler syste...

Saying Goodbye to Seasonal Farmers Markets
*Sigh*  It's coming to the end of a really fun season of little farmers' markets dotting the landscape from Tenino to Tumwater,  Lacey to Olympia.  The last weekend ...

Yelm Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends for October
Welcome to the October installment of Yelm, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here for...

Soldiers and Therapy Dogs Come Home
Woof Woof and Welcome Home to members of the 98th Combat Stress Control Detachment, part of the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, who were reunited with...

Trick or Treat in Downtown DuPont
Bring the kids to downtown DuPont on Halloween from 3:30 to 5:30 PM!!  This fun filled afternoon is proudly sponsored by DuPont Parks & Recreation and the DuPont Business...

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Eatonville
If you want to get a jump-start on your trick-or-treating, you might want to visit Eatonville's downtown business district.  Each year area businesses participate in Halloween...

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Tumwater
Tumwater is home to some of the best farms in the Puget Sound.  One of my favorite for Halloween night is the Rutledge Corn Maze.  This year, in honor of the Twilight ser...

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Yelm
As a small town, Yelm still celebrates Halloween in the traditional way.  Door-to-door trick-or-treating is still the most popular way to bring in the Halloween spirit.  ...

Halloween Ghost Stories around a fire in Tacoma
Head out to Fort Nisqually, located in Point Defiance Park for ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire!  A trail of glowing jack o lanterns leads you to the roaring bonfir...

FREE Street of Screams Halloween event in Tacoma
Bring your kids 12 and under to attend the Street of Screams Halloween event in Tacoma, WA.  All activities are free including trick or treating, a cupcake walk, carnival game...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled
On Oct. 29, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department will collect and safely dispose of unwanted or expired medicines as part of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s thi...

Horrorgami at the DuPont Library
Ghoulish origami projects will be organized for teens and young adults at the DuPont Library on Thursday, October 29 from 3-4:30 pm. Join us to scare your friends and spook yoursel...

DuPont Fire Dept Pumpkin Patch Food Drive
Kids, no tricks here!! Just bring a non-perishable food donation and receive a free pumpkin at the DuPont Fire Department on Saturday October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   ...

Safe Trick or Treating in Downtown Puyallup
Have a fun and safe trick or treating experience in downtown Puyallup this weekend at Pumpkin Palooza.  Over 30 businesses will be handing out treats and candies to all of the...

Indoor Motorcycle Quad Flat Track Event in Puyallup
This weekend at the Puyallup Fair Grounds you can enjoy the show of Mickey Fay's Northwest Extreme Flat Track Racing indoor flat track motorcycle and quad event.  The eve...

TRUNK or Treat in the Harbor
If you look around the area, not only will there be trick-or-treating for the kids this year, but also trunk-or-treating! Trunk-or-treating is a way to provide safe areas for kids ...

All the Leaves are Brown
With all of the trees where we live, it's only a matter of time before the season shifts and the ground is carpeted in leaves. If you're a crafty person, you may know how to or rem...

Great Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
There are great pumpkin patches to be visited all around our area, but if you're willing to drive a little bit farther (just to Kent!), then by all means check out Carpinito Brothe...

Make at Home Cracker Jacks
I think I’ve made mention that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and with it comes lots and lots of candy options. One of my favorite treats growing up was a box of C...

LeMay Cars Start Rolling in to Museum
Wondering what that enormously odd silver building is alongside the Tacoma Dome off of I-5? It is a little beguiling, what with it looking like a mix between a potato bug and an un...

Bella Kitchen Essentials Pumpkin Carving Contest Tomorrow
If you live in the harbor, then you know how many great shops there are in Uptown. One of my favorite stores to stop in to is Bella (also known as Bella Kitchen Essentials). They h...

Trick-Or-Treat in Downtown Olympia
Businesses in downtown Olympia love trick-or-treaters.  This year they will host Monstrous Treats and Treasure October 31 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Go to the Mixx 96 radio w...

Trick-or-Treating in and Around Olympia
Trick-or-treating can be a really fun time for kids - dress in their favorite costume, carry their pumpkin bag and flashlight, visit the neighbors, pick up more candy than mom and ...

Lakewood YMCA hosts a costume party sleep over
Kids can enjoy a night out at the Lakewood, WA Family YMCA.  The overnight kids night out is a great way for your kids to meet new friends and have fun in a safe environment. ...

Monster Mash Bash Kids Night in Lakewood WA
Treat your kids to a night out filled with fun, and you can take the night off to enjoy some fun as well!  The second annual Monster Mash Bash is happening this Friday, Octobe...

FREE family fun in Lakewood WA this weekend
This saturday October 29th the City of Lakewood is hosting its 6th Annual Truck and Tractor day.   This event fits every families budget because it is absolutely FREE! Each ch...

Puget Sound’s Only Full Service Camera Shop
Full service camera sales and repair shops are hard to come by these days.  With Amazon and Ebay taking over sales and big box stores like Best Buy eating up the rest, photogr...

Annual Woof Woof Walk on Saturday
The annual Woof Woof Walk Saturday, Oct. 22 in Spanaway Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will benefit Pierce County Parks and Recreation youth programs.  The family oriente...

Yelm Gymnastics Hosts Holly Daze Bazaar
Yelm has a top notch gymnastics venue for kids.  From recreational to competition, the Yelm Gymnastics Center gives kids a place to learn skills and build team work.  O...

Yelm Community Choir
Have you always wanted to sing, but been afraid to venture out?  Karaoke may not be your style, but I’ll bet you will find yourself right at home in the Yelm Community...

Photography and Christmas Cards
Halloween may still be a couple of weeks away, but some of us are already thinking about Christmas.  Each year my family puts together a number of gifts and cards from pictu...

Why Military Families Retire at Ft. Lewis
I asked a loyal client and friend why she and her family had decided to retire from the Army here in Washington State.  She is from Alabama and her husband is from East Texa...

HUGE childrens clothing sale this weekend in Puyallup
This weekend in Puyallup, WA is the biggest consignment sale of children's clothing, books, games, and more!  You just can't miss it. I am talking about the Just Between Frien...

Spice up your life in Puyallup WA
Puyallup has a hidden gem in Ubiquitous Journey an herb, tea, and spice store. You can buy spices, herbs, and loose teas and you can also find hand made bath products, therapeutic ...

Modern Houses Up For Sale
I tend to be a creature of habit, and largely what I see and gravitate to around the South Sound are Craftsman style houses. I think they are thoughtful and homey and if done well,...

Classic Movie Monday for Just Two Dollars
Mondays don't have to be so, well... blah. If you're looking for something to do tomorrow in the harbor, check out Classic Movie Mondays at the Galaxy Theater! Tomorrow they will b...

Family Hike at Tumwater Falls
If you want a place to take the kids for a picnic and a short hike, you really should get out to visit Tumwater Falls Park.  This privately owned park is part of the Tumwate...

Theatrical Nightmare at Joint Base Lewis McChord
Since 1990 Professional Actors and theatrical designers have been terrifyingmilitary patrons at their Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park.  Usually home to boaters, kayakers,...

Halloween Shopping at Yelm Goodwill
Every year the kids want to dress up as something new and unique for Halloween, and the costumes at specialty shops can really break the budget.  This year, Yelm shoppers have...

Tims Pharmacy the Old Fashioned General Store
Yelm has a little pharmacy that doubles as an old fashioned general store complete with gifts, ice-cream and more.  Go to Tim's for personal service on your prescriptions, but...

Reading Your School Progress Report
In a previous blog I mentioned the danger of relying solely on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports to score a school.  If the school you're looking at doesn't mak...

Yelm’s Timberland Regional Library Reinvents Community
 When I was young I used to visit the library to check out books. I only had access to whatever was within the four walls of my community library, but it seemed like a treas...

Dr. Dugan Veterinarian Clinic in Roy
When looking for a veterinarian for your pets, most people start with the clinic most visible on the web – not always the best policy for this kind of service.  The best...

Make your own Emergency Preparedness Kit
We never expect an emergency to happen but it is important to have a plan in place for when it does.  I can mean the difference between being scared and uncertain to being co...

Five Reasons to Buy a Smart Phone
There are many reasons to buy a smart phone, but here are just some of the biggest reasons I took the plunge and bought my first smart phone. Connectivity- Smart Phones are a great...

WATCH OUT FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION SCAMMERS!
  In the last few years, outfits have popped up offering home owners "forensic loan audits." They say they'll review the homeowner's mortgage loan documents, establish whet...

Should sellers do a presale inspection?
Wise buyers always do a professional inspection on a home they want to purchase. But in the last few years, sellers have also begun doing inspections–before putting thei...

Clearwood Military Wives Build Community on Facebook
Clearwood is a little gated community 10 miles south of Yelm surrounding three lakes – Clear Lake, Blue Lake, and Horseshoe Lake.  Use of Blue Lake and Horsehoe Lake is ...

Smart phone apps that can save your life
Smart phones have many fun apps that are available for download, but did you know there are several that can save your life? In the past few years texting while driving has become ...

Decoding Smart Phone Lingo
Are you baffled by all of the new fangled smart phone lingo?  It can be a lot to take in.  Geo-tagging, apps, and locked networks were things I had never heard of until I...

The New Organics in Yelm
You really have to check out the new Simply Organic Cafe in Yelm.  They have a constantly changing menu of fresh, unique, and highly nutritious take-out plates.  The conc...

Pumpkin Walk and Pumpkin Carving Contest
On Halloween Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association is presenting the annual Pumpkin Walk in the orchard of the Orr Home on the corner of Rainier a...

An All Glass Pumpkin Patch
Some would say carving a jack-o-lantern is an art. Well, here is another pumpkin art form that isn’t quite so scary looking!! They are created at Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio ...

Dentist with a Heart in Olympia
Everyone has something to contribute to their community.  And, what better contribution could a person give than time and talent to a much needed community service - dental ...

Grants Available for First Time Military Buyers
First time military buyers are eligible to apply for a grant for up to $5,000.00 to use for down payments or closing costs.  The Dream Makers program through the national nonp...

The best shower cleaner also removes tree sap
Ever come across some grime that just won't budge?  I have tried every "shower scum" cleaner I can purchase and they just don't do the job they say they do.  Those fiberg...

Rainier Cookie Company Brings Out Pumpkin Cookies
Few people can resist stopping by the Main Street Cookie Company while taking the back roads to Lacey through Rainier.  What makes the Main Street Cookie Company so popula...

Are you Ready for Winter Weather Emergencies
Are you ready? La Nina is expected to return this winter. NOAA made the following statement in early September: La Niña, which contributed to extreme weather arou...

Scarecrow Festival This Saturday at Sehmel Park
Admittedly, October is one of my favorite months to be in Gig Harbor. While the rain may become a little more frequent, it cannot dampen the Fall spirit in the air! The leaves are ...

Tacoma Fall Home Show This Weekend
Its 2 for the price of 1!! The Tacoma Fall Home Show and the Tacoma Fall RV Show have been combined to give you two great shows for the price of one this Friday (October 7) th...

Olympia WA Monthly Real Estate Trends for September
Welcome to the August 2011 installment of Olympia, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here f...

Amazing Kasey Keller and Sounders FC Corn Maze
The Schilter Family Farm has opened its Harvest Festival and five acre corn field featuring a maze of the local retiring soccer hero, Kasey Keller and the Sounders FC. The &ld...

Yelm Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends for September
Welcome to the September  2011 installment of Yelm Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit h...

Time for Apple Baking Season
With fall already upon us it apple season in Washington.  With our mild wet summer this year apple trees in Washington have produced a record amount of apples.  I can say...

Steps to Better Time Management
    Does time always seem to escape you?  Do you often end the day with important tasks left undone?  Try some of these 49 ideas for better time management. ...

Fort Nisqually History Presentation
Did you know that Fort Nisqually was the first European trading post on the Puget Sound? Here is an opportunity to discover more about DuPont’s early history by attendi...

Lacey EMS Daring Rescue
As the U-10 Girls Prairie Soccer League played their first half Saturday at the Chambers Prairie Elementary School in Lacey , sirens wailed in the not too distant background. ...

Community Emergency Response Team Training Available in DuPont
The DuPont Fire Department has scheduled Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes beginning October 18. The training is aimed at preparing grou...

The Home Buying Process
From Buyer to Owner: The Home Buying Process Buying a home is a complex process, and one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. Here are some of the key phases of the home buy...

Finding A Moving Company
7 Qualities of a Reputable Mover   A professional mover will:  Perform a visual survey of your household goods and give you a not-to-exceed or binding price. A p...

Steilacoom Apple Squeeze on Sunday
The 38th annual Steilacoom Apple Squeeze will be held on Sunday October 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Steilacoom. There will be a street fair with quality hand crafts, and ...

DuPont Getting a Pharmacy
This is great news for DuPont!! No, it’s not a grocery store, but if you live in DuPont, and need to fill a prescription quickly, the announcement that a Health Mart Pharmacy...

Mt Rainier Park
National Public Lands Day on Sep 24th Means Free Admission to Mt. Rainier Park  If you didn’t get to visit Mt. Rainier this summer, now’s your chance.  Nati...

Final Weekend at the Puyallup Fair
Its the final weekend at the Fair! Beautiful weather on Friday and Saturday make it the perfect opportunity to "Do the Puyallup!"  At TheFair.com you will find tons of info o...

New savings for VA buyers
Fantastic news for all VA buyers!  Starting October 1, 2011 the VA is lowering its funding fee rates for home mortgages!  The funding fee is what the VA charges you to in...

Tacoma Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now
Over a hundred independent films, both local and international, will be showcased at the 2011 Tacoma Film Festival that runs October 6-13, 2011. Heading into the seventh year...

Free Clothing Swap This Saturday
This Saturday at the Nichols Center on Fox Island you may just find your next new favorite pair of jeans, or perhaps that perfect Fall sweater. What's even better about stumbling o...

History of the Catholic Church in Yelm
The Catholic Church in Yelm began 100 (1911) years ago in McKenna with a simple request from a woman who wanted to have her son baptized by the priest in charge of the Nisqually In...

Ninth Annual Classic Car and Truck Show
The theme this year is "roadster rumble" and everyone from staff, spectators and participants are invited to join in the festivities and stroll through rows of hundreds of the regi...

Incredible Price on Waterfront Condo
Admittedly this weekend went by far too fast, but luckily I had time to show this condominium to a friend before the week kicked in. This home is light and bright and airy, plus it...

Its All About Fall
Here is a Bit of Timely Trivia! Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere on September 23, 2011, at 5:05 A.M. (EDT). Here’s more about the first day of fall—the autumnal ...

Pumpkin patch in Olympia
If the golden cider jug, trophies and awards are any indication, Carolyn Lattin makes some of the best apple cider in the country at her Country Cider Mill [located at 9402 Rich Ro...

Weekend Feature Home in Gig Harbor
Sometimes our weekends can turn quickly from time dedicated to doing the things we love, to time spent doing the things that didn't get done during the week. While there may be no ...

Finding the right school district for your child
Finding a home in the right school district for you is usually a top concern with home buyers.  If you're new to an area, comparing schools can be a tedious task. &n...

Saturday Dog Walk and First Responders Festival
The 9th Annual Harbor Hounds Dog Walk is Saturday, September 17th at 10am. This is a really great event for dog lovers and walkers alike! There are several booths at Skansie Park ...

Mark Your Calendars for DuPont Fall Festival
Celebrate the official start of Autumn by joining the fun and festivities of the DuPont Fall Festival. This free two-day event is jam-packed with games, contests, and historic disp...

Pierce County Welcomes New Citizens Saturday
Ten organizations and government agencies have banded together to resurrect an important Pierce County tradition – the Sept. 17 Citizenship Celebration, also known as “...

Friday Wine Tasting at Java and Clay
Looking for something fun and new to do to kick off this weekend? This Friday from 6:30p-11:00p is the first ever wine tasting at Java & Clay in downtown Gig Harbor! J&C ...

The Puyallup Fair and a Birth Story
Near as I can tell, going to the Puyallup Fair is practically a rite of passage for anyone who moved to Washington from somewhere else, and an annual event for those who were lucky...

Free Tacoma Resident Day at Point Defiance Tomorrow!
So as I've mentioned, it's back-to-school week for lots of learning institutions all around Gig Harbor and Tacoma. Not only that, but the forecast around here isn't too shabby, eit...

Blueberry Cream French Toast
So this week begins the back-to-school grind (ahem, um, I mean 'fun'!), and in order to meet it with any sense of enthusiasm, I need coffee and an easy breakfast to put in front ...

We Will Not Forget
Tomorrow is September 11th, and I urge you to look near and far, close and deep, for the people whom you are grateful for. Think about it. Identify them, every last wonderful one o...

One Mans Trash is Another Mans Treasure
If you see a sign for a garage sale in the Midwest that starts on a Friday, you'll likely assume the house and all of its contents is being foreclosed upon that Saturday. Here in t...

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends If you live in Gig Harbor, then you are probably noticing that it's taking a little more time to get from one place to another. Or if you're like me, y...

How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. It cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, and can be fatal when high levels are inhaled. Symptoms of carbon monoxide can be similar to those of the ...

Gig Harbor Living at its Best
Gig Harbor is community that supports families and kids. There are so many things for families to do in Gig Harbor. If you have not checked ou the cushman trial you should! if you...

Are You a Runner
Are you are a Runner? Gig Harbor is the place to live! Amazing trails and down town along the waterfront. Local community coming together. Up coming events: Events for kids an...

Back To School Time
As summer comes to an end that can only mean one thing, back to school. Children in the Rainier Community School District head back to school August 31st. Yelm children get a few...

Olympia WA Monthly Real Estate Trends for August
Welcome to the August 2011 installment of Olympia, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here f...

Yelm, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends For August
Welcome to the August 2011 installment of Yelm, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here for ...

How to Buy the Home You Want
Here are a few steps on how to get the home you want. Get Ready - Talk to your mortgage professional about your current financial condition and your credit to determine what loan o...

Sunday Outing on Yelm to Tenino Trail
On a recent Sunday afternoon, my family and I rediscovered an often underused local feature in our little town of Yelm, the Yelm to Tenino Trail. Part of the Thurston County Trail...

Before You Buy a Home
In most parts of the country, the housing market is good (or great!) for buyers right now - interest rates are bizarrely low, lots of inventory means lots to choose from, and the...

Insurance Check Up For Biggest Investment
Your homeowners' insurance covers your biggest investment. Plus, the liability insurance that comes with it protects the rest of your assets. But most people don't think about insu...

Top Reasons to Google an Address
The amount of information available on the web is staggering. Google indexes billions and billions of webpages, and has an index of roughly 100 million gigabytes. With virtually an...

How Much Can I Afford
Here's the super-quick rule of thumb: Most people can afford a home that costs up to three times their annual household income. If you have little to no debt and can put 20% down...

The WORST place to use pressure washers
Spring ran a little late this year in our neck of the woods, and summer is getting a slow start as well. Just in the past few weeks we have started to see some really nice rays of...

Tacoma Expecting Home Prices to Increase
We thought this was a fabulous news story from KOMO! Read on: The city of Tacoma is in the national spotlight this week after a newly released study projected it would experienc...

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear
Since his “birth” on August 9, 1944, Smokey Bear has been communicating his well-known message, “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.” In 2001, the term ‘Wildfires’ was i...

16th Combat Aviation Brigade Ceremonies at JBLM
In a ceremony held August 1, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) formally signified its arrival to JBLM from Alaska. The brigade uncased its unit colors, activated or re-designa...

Wine in our back yard
Olalla Valley Vineyard and Winery is situated on a promontory over looking Olalla Bay, Puget Sound and Vashon Island. The Vineyard consists of 8 acres of grape vines and berries. T...

Our Community Events and Parks
The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District is a municipal office located at Volunteer Park. The district is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of community parks and r...

Yelm, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends
Welcome to the July installment of Yelm, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on Twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here for the lat...

Why Buy a Short Sale?
With all of the distressed properties currently on the market many home buyers are asking. Why should I buy a short sale? There are many benefits to purchasing a short sale, most...

Grass And Mud Stain Removal
Summer months spent outdoors invite mud and grass stains onto unwelcome places. Try these quick and easy ways to remove them and keep your home clean. Take it away with tape. Add...

The 10 Most Common Home Concerns
Buyers and sellers may believe that every home is unique, but home inspectors find that most homes' defects are strikingly similar. In fact, there are 10 common home defects that...

Pierce County Art Festivals in August
August is full of Art Festivals in Pierce county! First in Sumner, WA is the Sumner Arts Festival running August 5-6. Two days of hand made art, food and fun for the family. T...

The BEST place to buy kids clothing
Have you gotten tired of your children running through clothes because they outgrow them so quickly or just plain wear them out? I have to share my latest secret with you...... it...

End of the Era for NASA Shuttle
"Awesome" Launch for Atlantis Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:11:11 AM PDT "What a truly awesome day today," said NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier at the ST...

Continuing to Celebrate Independence Day
In honor of Independence Day, here are some fun facts from the U.S. Census Bureau about the United States. America Then and Now The number of people living in the newly created U...

STP Race comes through Yelm, Roy and Rainier
The Seattle to Portland bicycle race will be cruising down some beautiful country roads July 9th & 10th. The race is 202 miles long with over 20 miles of the race traveling throug...

Welcome to Graham WA
Graham is located in Pierce County, WA. If you are a GPS user, Graham is located at 47° 2′ 23″ N, 122° 16′ 42″ W, approximately 24 miles southeast of Tacoma, WA, and 40...

Yelm Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends
Welcome to the first installment of Yelm, Wa Monthly Real Estate Trends. Please follow us on twitter @remaxbrandi the last week of every month to alert you to visit here for the l...

Learn to Dance Like JUSTIN BIEBER?
Want To Learn to Dance Like JUSTIN BIEBER??? Summer Activates for kids in Pierce County Here is Some Exciting News from Pierce County Isaiah Spence, Washington native, dan...

Free Fisrt Day of Summer
Free Fisrt Day of Summer Free Fisrt Day of Summer In the Pacifuc Northwest we have an abundance of beautiful places to explore. Get out there and Have A Great Summer!!! Th...

Military Emergency Communications Thru Red Cross
Beginning June 13 at 0800 EDT, the American Red Cross gives military families easier access to emergency communication services through the use of one telephone number. All mi...

Make your home greener
Do you want to know how you can save money while reducing your carbon footprint? Visit www.LiveGreenSaveGreen.com, a social networking site by American Home Shield. This website wa...

Pierce County Farmers Markets
Fresh, local produce – one of the best parts of summer! Yum-- we love that!! Check out your local Farmers’ Market for fruit, veggies, flowers and more: Gig Harbor Farmers...

Memorial is a Special Day
The History of Memorial Day Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 as people honored those who perished in the Civil War by dec...

Pending Home Sales Rise
Below is an article that CR Roberts had in the TNT today....Great Information! As the number of pending home sales increases, demand for properties is up as buyers take advantage ...

A Few Moving Tips
Tip 1 Clean House. The first rule of moving is get rid of unnecessary clutter. That way, you won't have to find a place for those rarely used items in your new home. Host a garage...

DuPont WA has a local website
Check out the local community website for DuPont WA Go to www.dupontneighbors.com The website is full of information and be sure to click on the pictures and you can see what a n...

Seattle Race for a Cure
We are expecting beautiful weather for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure ® event on June 5th. The Race for a Cure® event is being held at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. ...

Welcome to Orting WA
With a close commute to the military bases and a small town feel, Orting is a great place to live! Stunning views of Mt. Rainier and the best Mexican restaurant around. Check out...

Family Fun at the Roy Rodeo
Don't miss the Roy Rodeo June 4th and 5th. For the first time in years they are predicting wonderful weather for this event. The Roy Rodeo happens annually on the first weekend of...

Great Weekend To Play Olympia
It is going to be a fantastic weekend in Olympia, high 70's. Lots to do, check out the Farmer's Market at Percival Landing and enjoy all the local flavor! Grab a cup of coffee and ...

Welcome to Olympia WA
Perhaps nowhere else in the Lower 48 United States does the color green associate itself more than it does than with the City of Olympia. Everywhere you choose to roam in this 18....

Welcome to Yelm
Yelm is located in Thurston County, WA. If you are a GPS user, Yelm is located at 46°56′29″N, 122°36′23″W, approximately 18 miles southeast of Olympia, WA, and 28 miles ...

Yelms Mariache Alegre is a Mexican Food winner
Mariachi Allegre, located at 717 East Yelm Ave (the old Arnold’s Inn location), is a wonderful Mexican Restaurant in the heart of downtown Yelm. Mariachi Allegre offers friendl...

Amazing Japanese Food at Kinjas in Yelm
As unusual as it may sound to those not from our little town, you truly can find good sushi and Japanese food in Yelm. Kinja, located @ 1304 E Yelm Ave, is a true find. The atmos...

Fadis Mediterranean Cuisine in Yelm is Outstanding
Every once in a while, a restaurant concept “knocks it out of the park”. In our little city of Yelm, our most recent restaurant addition, Fadi’s, succeeded in doing just tha...


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