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Green River College offers workshops, lectures for free

Community members in the Covington area are welcome to attend workshops at the library or for-credit courses at Kentwood High School.

  • Mar 14, 2019

 

It’s not even curtains on our marriage

My hairdresser had been on maternity leave, so of course I had to know about the baby, and she wanted updates on our new house.… Continue reading

 

Closing the door on my junk drawer

The other evening I was giving a friend a tour of our new house. This house is really a sight to see. Built in the… Continue reading

 

Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.

Covington MultiCare honors donors

Donors help bring reflection room - place of healing mind, body and soul - to Multicare.

Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.

Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg

The Kentlake Drama Club gained a new director and are in the process of rehearsing “Mamma Mia.”

To the dark side and back

There was a point after I shed a bunch of weight to about the summer before we moved that I lost the ability to walk… Continue reading

Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider

Doctors are recommending women do not use marijuana, even lotions or edibles that contain little THC, while pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Feb 26, 2019
Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley

Crews, schools worked hard to keep all safe

Due to snow and unpredictable weather, crews in Maple Valley and Covington worked day and night to keep roads safe.

Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley

Lighting ninja

We’ve been doing a lot of work in our new house. It was built in 1972. From what we know, it has been remodeled once,… Continue reading

Food bank opens pop up during snow storm

The idea was to make food more accessible to those who needed it.

For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight

Growing older is a very good thing. First of all, there’s a secret to it: aging isn’t as important as are the perks of aging.… Continue reading

Not your average dumplings

Alaska N Dumplings is a newer restaurant in Maple Valley that serves Russian dumplings.

Photos courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page
                                The Covington Youth Council attended Youth Action Days in Olympia Jan. 27 and 28. The teens attended various workshops and learned how to effectively meet with legislators and lobby issues. The youth council were able to meet with representatives from the 47th district — Pat Sullivan, Mona Das and Debra Entenman.

Youth council: Building leaders

Youth in Covington are gaining a voice

Photos courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page
                                The Covington Youth Council attended Youth Action Days in Olympia Jan. 27 and 28. The teens attended various workshops and learned how to effectively meet with legislators and lobby issues. The youth council were able to meet with representatives from the 47th district — Pat Sullivan, Mona Das and Debra Entenman.

Someone should be having fun

I don’t know about you, but out here in BFE (bum f—- Egypt), when the snow piles up, we hunker down. This last round has… Continue reading

Multitask: How to protect your body while you ‘tidy up’

Are you obsessed with Marie Kondo and the way she folds all of her clothes into tiny little packets? You may have already started searching… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’

You felt like such a loser. It was a feeling that didn’t last long, only long enough to ruin your day until you realized that… Continue reading

The continuing tail

It’s not enough I have two cats in the house who don’t get along and my main concern is no more blood is shed, or… Continue reading

Plateau Rebels claim national cheer championship

A state championship apparently wasn’t enough for the Plateau Rebels, a competitive cheer squad consisting of girls from 6 to 15 years of age. After… Continue reading

Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

What to know about pet licensing

Licensing your pet is one of the best ways to ensure lost pets make it back home. According to RASKC, only around 30 percent of pets in the Maple Valley, Covington and Black Diamond area are licenced.

Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

Flu activity elevated in state: Shots are best protection

Flu activity is “elevated” in Washington state, with 15 influenza deaths reported statewide. During the 2017-18 flu season, a total of 296 people died. A… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2019