Life

It’s better if they don’t ask

My youngest turned 20 last week. I felt like I was dealing…

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

 

Left Behind K9 Rescue helps dogs in need

Annual 5K run will take place the morning of Sept. 30 at Lake Wilderness Park

 

Local organizations present We are History Keepers workshop

The Greater Kent Historical Society, the Ethnic Heritage Council and the University…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

 

Greg Brown leaves Maple Valley parks a far better place

After 13 years as parks director he will continue as manager to complete three final projects

Register for PICC’s Walk for the Babies

Pediatric Interim Care Center is seeking participants and donors for its annual…

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Here’s to another 25 years

Over Labor Day weekend, I made a 25th wedding anniversary quilt consisting…

  • Sep 15th, 2017

Circus school comes to cities of Covington and Maple Valley

When people see circus performers do the things they do, they think…

New fire chief takes over Puget Sound Fire

The following is a press release from Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.…

  • Sep 11th, 2017

Maple Valley police chief loves his job

The job of police chief is described as the top official in…

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade|Photo Gallery

The Black Diamond Labor Day Parade began at 10 a.m. on Monday,…

May all your labors be appreciated by the ones you love

Cardinal Food Rule No. 589: Potato salad shalt not be consumed more…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Golf tournament helps raise money for recovering drug addicts

In 2015, the game of golf was played by 23.8 million people…

Lake Wilderness Elementary School|Photo Gallery

On Thursday, Aug. 31 Lake Wilderness Elementary School opened its doors to…

Missed opportunity

I actually had my hands on eclipse viewing glasses a couple weeks…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

African Promise Foundation works with Amazon to sell Uganda beads

Beads tell a story and give women profitable job skills

Maybe they should be more concerned about what I’m doing

I have gotten quite effective at leaving my daughters to their own…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Maple Valley baby born with rare pulmonary artery defect

Family friend organized a fundraising basketball tournament for medical bills

Sausage and Cider Fest 2017|Photo Gallery

Sausage and Cider Fest took place last weekend on Saturday in Covington…

Ghosts of frolickers past

The other day our elderly dog was zipping up and down the…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Don’t say yay!

A few weeks ago, I went on NW Trek’s Adventure zipline obstacle…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains how an eclipse happens

Dear Susan, It just so happens the Great American Eclipse is coming…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Let not your last bite be of Brussels sprouts

Feeding my mother-in law, who is in hospice care, always makes me…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Kentlake graduate Hoefig chosen Miss Cornucopia 2017

Life is really starting to take off for Tara Hoefig. The Kent…

Nature doesn’t like her either

I have come to terms with the reality that my youngest hates…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

There’s always something

We spend our summers camping and attending rod runs, which are car…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Even a bad respite has its place

During extremely stressful situations, like my MIL being in hospice care these…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

When mom discovers a new superhero

Having toddlers is an exercise in patience, having teenagers is an exercise…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains how astronauts in eat in space

Rhemi, 12, St. Louis, Mo. Dear Rhemi, Astronauts eat all kinds of…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

The responsibility of the living to the dying

By Gretchen Leigh

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains earthquakes

Dear Dr. Universe: When will the next major earthquake be? Earthquakes really…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains what causes lightening

Dear Dr. Universe: What causes lightning? -Monica, 10, Costa Rica And while…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Maple Valley teenagers show talent and commitment

Miss Washington Teen USA is a competition that selects a representative to…

Just give her a toothpick for Heaven’s sake

These last several weeks, my husband and I have been making the…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Was it something I said?

Three mornings a week I swim at the Covington Aquatic Center. I’m…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Outstanding Kentwood senior graduates

During his four years at Kentwood High School, Warren Bacote-Wilson has found…

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe: Why do snakes shed their skin? Kalitia, 12, Zimmerman, Minn.

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Keep kids active this summer

Keep kids active this summer The city of Covington partnered with the…

Zone 3 Explorers gear up for regional competition

Zone 3 Explorers is a program for young adults and is designed to train them to work in the fire service.

Kentlake senior overcomes challenges, embraces diversity

Kentlake High School senior Jayke Chavez has embraced the diversity in the…