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Get ready to say goodbye to the Pie Fest

A love of pie brought together the members of the Olympia Pie Bakers Guild, who’ve spent countless hours organizing the annual fest, raising more than $50,000 for the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Services for South Sound’s Senior Nutrition Program over the past decade. “We came together because we really enjoy the art of pie and because we wanted to do something to serve the community with that skill and that interest,” the guild’s Kathy Kinard said. It’s also a lot of work for the guild’s seven members and part of the reason this fest will be the last.

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Got a way to make downtown Olympia safer? There’s money for that

The city of Olympia and the Olympia Downtown Alliance have put out a request for proposals for design projects to “achieve crime prevention and improved positive perception” of downtown, according to ODA. Examples include alley or storefront lighting, alcove gates, security cameras and ways to manage solid waste.

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Deaths for Feb. 23

Blake, Wallace Blair, 75, Olympia, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222.

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