If you are looking for a way to help those in need in Thurston County during the holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. The Olympian’s annual Light of Hope is a list of needs that you can fill to make the holidays better for clients from City Gates Ministries, GRuB, the YWCA Olympia, Barb O’Neill Family & Friends, Family Support Center, and Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging.
Winter solstice marks the moment when our hemisphere begins to move toward the sun. The planet’s position relative to the sun affects not only the length of our days but also the height of our tides. That’s the inspiration for the Puget Sound Estuarium’s annual Turn of the Tides Festival, “celebrating the sea and the season.”