Thanks to everyone for a great 2013!

Opinions Editorials

Dear   Best Readers Ever,

2013 has been a fantastic year for OP&L! We covered billions (okay, maybe only millions) of relevant local issues – from pie to planning, shelter to shopping, butchering to biking, sea slugs to strikes. We also consistently brought you the fun with horoscopes, comics, adventures, and our ginormous events calendar.

It is our intent – nay, our very purpose! – to find and disseminate information about this community in ways that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire you. We want you to come away from each issue of OP&L with new ideas, a deeper understanding of local issues, and a greater appreciation for the awesomeness of Oly. And maybe even an increased boldness that moves you to participate more actively in all things local (we can dream, right?).

Looking back, despite the occasional screwup, we’re proud of the job we did this year. And we’re looking forward to doing it again next year.

But we can’t do it without your help. You may think of yourself as a passive consumer of this product, but in fact you’re as vital to this paper as eaters are to a restaurant!

So… Read. Think. Talk. Repeat as necessary.Write us a letter sometime. When there are things in the community you think we should know about, send us an email.

Here’s to another awesome year in 2014. We’ll see you again in January!

Love, OP&L


I think we can all agree that OP&L would have been a pretty dull place without our amazing 2013 contributors:

Chelsea Baker

Corvi Zeman

Emma Margraf

Gale Hemmann

Gaia Thomas

Giovanna Marcus

Holly Graham

Jabi Shriki

John Manini

Jordan Nailon

Juli Mallett

Kristina Mageau

Lesli Baker

Oliver Lazenby

Paul Pickett

Stephanie Jollie

Tucker Petertil


And of course: Deep gratitude for our 2013 advertisers! 

Olympia Food Co-op

Radiance Herbs & Massage

The Brotherhood Tavern

Trinacria Ristorante

Darby’s Café

Music 6000

Intercity Transit

Deschutes River Cyclery

Committee to Elect Darren Mills

Thurston County Economic Development Council

Hot Toddy

Frida Salon

Hirsch Holistic Family Medicine

Rainy Day Records

Bill Stoner

Vic’s Pizzeria

Fire & Earth

Traditions Fair Trade

8 Arms Bakery

Generations Credit Union

Alpine Experience

Harlequin Productions

Capitol Florist

Coyote Collective

South Puget Sound Community College

Last Word Books

Oly Vegan [R.I.P.]

Inklife Tattoo

Eden Acupuncture

Sue Gunn for Port

Blue Heron Bakery

Buy Local South Sound

Capitol Land Trust

Jake’s/Olympia Hot Dog Co.

UpWest Arts

Fertile Commons

Emmaus Ecumenical Catholic Community

Procession of the Species

Wally’s Sandwich Bar

Make Olympia

Nalanda Institute

Olympia Ballroom

Furniture Works

Earth in Heart Polarity & Massage

Ianus Foundation

Olympia Downtown Association

Psychic Sister

Acqua Via

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