Saturday, December 26, 2009
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Monday, December 14, 2009
Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice
by Carolyn McVickar Edwards
The winter solstice, the day the "sun stands still," marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year, and it comes either on December 20th or 21st. Celebrations honoring the winter solstice as a moment of transition and renewal date back thousands of years and occur among many peoples on every continent. The Return of the Light makes an ideal companion for everyone who carries on this tradition, no matter what their faith. Storyteller Carolyn McVickar Edwards retells twelve traditional tales—from North America, China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, South America, Europe, and Polynesia—that honor this magical moment. These are stories that will renew our wonder of the miracle of rebirth and the power of transition from darkness into light.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
On sale now while they last!
Distinguish your home naturally with the GemTone™ beauty of unscented Palm Wax candles. Jars are 11 oz. and 5 3/4" tall with a burn time of 60 hrs. Aloha Bay makes their candles from Eco Palm Wax from United Plantations and Golden Hope Plantations that does not threaten rainforests or orangutans' ecosystems. They "prefer palm based candles to genetically modified, chemically distilled, commercially grown soy wax. Palm oil uses one-tenth of the land as compared to soy production and is a sustainable tree crop that enhances biodiversity and carbon sequestering."
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The City of Olympia's Parking Services is making it easier for people to shop downtown during the holidays!
The paved lot on State Ave & Franklin St, across from the Intercity Transit Center, will be open for free 2-hour limit public parking beginning the day after Thanksgiving through the holiday season.This new 72-stall parking lot will be enforced just like any other city lot. After 5 pm and on weekends the parking is free until the next business weekday.