Life

Still in the ‘hood’

After 27 years in one location, we have moved to a new house. Well, it’s not new having been built in 1972, but it’s new… Continue reading

 

Foster homes needed in Covington/Kent area

There are more foster children than there are homes for them in this area.

 

‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for

Catch me, if you can! And the chase began, one of you the pursuer, the other pursued, racing through park or playground, across the yard,… Continue reading

 

Photos by Kayse Angel

Operation Warm: More than just a coat

Fire stations from around the area all come together to pass out jackets to kids in need of them.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”

Plot: “Everything changes for Todd when his evil twin from a parallel universe arrives to steal his girlfriend,” according to IMDB. Review: For my eighth… Continue reading

‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf

Your pup is a pretty respectable watch dog. If anyone merely considers walking by your house, it doesn’t go unnoticed. And if someone actually dares… Continue reading

Submitted photo by Nicole Casey
                                Rocks that students and community members painted to show love and support were set around the “spirit rock” at Tahoma High School.

Painting rocks: It’s more than just art

Painted rocks are being place around the large rock at Tahoma High School to share feelings and express kindness to one another.

Submitted photo by Nicole Casey
                                Rocks that students and community members painted to show love and support were set around the “spirit rock” at Tahoma High School.

Look. Listen. Learn.

Puget Sound Fire celebrates Fire Prevention Week by holding a contest and creating two new forms of non-emergency contacts.

The Halloween candy was breached

Last week my husband decided to repair our hall bathroom. The area where the wallboard meets the 60s, pink tile had developed a hole. We’ve… Continue reading

Mountain biking is coming to Maple Valley

Two locals started a mountain biking team in Maple Valley.

Signs to look for, support for survivors

Anyone can play a role in preventing suicide, you don’t have to be a professional.

Full of Detours, a review on “Galveston”

As time went on, this grew into one of my favorite movies of the year — Nathan Box.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Wearing purple to raise awareness

Every year the city of Covington is lit in purple lights for the month of October to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Hoping a cat doesn’t crash the party

Rat-a-tat-tat. That’s what my husband and I woke up to the other morning. What the? I threw open the bedroom curtains and looked out. A… Continue reading

Sweet story conceals nail biting thriller

A kid’s gotta do what a kid’s gotta do. If it’s your responsibility — real or perceived — you need to make things happen. You… Continue reading

Clinging to hope | Cinephile movie review

“Ashes in the Snow” receives four out of five stars — a movie worth seeing in the theater.

Students made a sign to display at the last home Tahoma football game on Sept. 21 to honor the death of their fellow students who have died. Photo by Kayse Angel

Confusion, sadness and hope

Following the death of three students at Tahoma High School, Garrett Sypole’s mom and a current student are trying to change the way suicide is dealt with in Maple Valley.

Students made a sign to display at the last home Tahoma football game on Sept. 21 to honor the death of their fellow students who have died. Photo by Kayse Angel

No. 1 in the No. 2 business

I feel like I have a lot of adventures I didn’t sign up for. This is yet another. Although 27 years ago when my husband… Continue reading

This creepy tale will keep you turning the pages

Your future was laid out before. It’s all set. You have plans, and a method to execute them. Each step of your journey will progress… Continue reading

It’s OK to let the ball roll

A few weeks ago, I ran into a couple women with whom I’d been friends when our children were young. We were all in a… Continue reading