Life

Kent School District librarian named outstanding teacher-librarian of the year

The following is a press release from the Kent School District. Teacher-librarian…

  • Nov 18th, 2017

 

She is free, free at last

My mother-in-law passed away this weekend. I would like to say the…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

 

Black Diamond center collecting Christmas gifts

Children may qualify to receive Christmas gifts through the “Share the Joy”…

  • Nov 11th, 2017

 

It’s what I told myself

One day last week I walked out of the house without my…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Spinning the ‘Wheel of Fortune’

One woman’s dream came true with the luck of the draw and…

Covington Chamber of Commerce’s monster bash|Photo Gallery

The Covington Chamber of Commerce hosted their Monster Bash Annual Fundraising event…

Still checking

I asked my friend who moved away last week how her kids…

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Trapped, with nowhere to go

All they could do is sit and wait for five hours with…

One crazy night in Las Vegas

Local couple recount story of the Las Vegas shooting that occurred Oct. 1.

So why? Why not?

Last week the Weight Watchers leader asked what our “why” was. As…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Haunting: A family affair

As dawn approaches and the sky turns to an errie array of…

A mother can dream, can’t she?

I can’t organize one spot in my house without becoming aware of…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Would I do a thing like that?

While I was sorting loose pictures recently, discarding the duplicates, blurry and…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

We should expect delays in life

I was at a Weight Watcher’s meeting last week, ruminating over the…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Domestic Violence Awareness month begins with 11th annual Purple Light Night

Domestic violence is silent and deadly, and one woman is on a…

Kent Downtown Partnership celebrates 25th anniversary

The Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) hosts an open house to celebrate its…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

Storehouse to receive donations from credit union grand opening

The Storehouse, a faith-based foodbank in Covington, has been serving the community…

I’m going to take this one

My youngest daughter has been telling me all summer she wanted to…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Maple Valley named Purple Heart City thanks to Eagle Scout

Maple Valley is a newer city being only 20 years old and…

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