Life

Maple Valley woman spreads joy to the elderly

Bree Peirce decided to make a difference this holiday season by sending holiday cards to the elderly.

 

Food banks offer relief this holiday season

The Maple Valley Food Bank and the Black Diamond Community Center offer a variety of services during the holiday season, and throughout the year.

 

Pinterest has nothing on me

Yes, I’m still writing about how I’ve been in shock this past month over our unexpected move. However, I think positivity is winning the more… Continue reading

 

This book is sure to put you in the Christmas mood

You thought you knew what was inside the box. Though it was wrapped, you could tell what it was. You shook it, upended it and… Continue reading

Holiday Safety Tips|Puget Sound Fire Authority

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority gives tips on how to stay safe this holiday season.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Toys for Joy returns|Puget Sound Regional Fire

The 2018 kickoff for the Toys for Joy program starts today, Nov. 30.

  • Nov 30, 2018

Out with the oven

We made it through our first Thanksgiving in our new house and I didn’t mess up any of the dishes we ate. It’s not like… Continue reading

Science-minded readers will love ‘Never Home Alone’

Ahhhhh, a quiet night at home. You’ve been promising yourself that for a long time. A nice dinner. Maybe a movie, or soft music and… Continue reading

Learn what city government does when you’re not looking

The city of Maple Valley has introduced a new way of interacting with community members

The perfect book to read while snuggling

A dog says “woof.” Cats meow, horses neigh, cows go “Mooooo,” sheep say “Baaaaaaa,” and chicks peep-peep-peep. Every animal around the world, from living room… Continue reading

The move reminded me, not everything has to change

I’ve discovered the biggest silver lining to this whole move, well, besides the pleasure of living in a big, beautiful house with actual bathroom counters… Continue reading

Prep early for Thanksgiving traffic|WSDOT

Washington State Department of Transportation gives tips for Thanksgiving travel.

  • Nov 17, 2018

Work is more than a children’s book

A recently retired Kentwood teacher wrote her first children’s book based off of a an old rocking horse that she found 20 years ago.

Shelves are good for the soul …

Shelves again are the heroes of my life. I wrote about the same subject in 2015 when some well-placed shelving helped pull my youngest out… Continue reading

Photos, maps, fun facts make this book addicting

You know? Of course you do, because you’re no dummy. You’re on top of things, ear to the ground, you make it your business to… Continue reading

A tale of American youth in the 90s

Recommendation: 3/5 Stars, STREAM Plot: “’Mid90’s’ follows Stevie, a 13 year old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home… Continue reading

It’s all about the journey?

Moving is hard (she says in the whiniest voice she can muster). It’s not the physical move that’s difficult, rather it’s the settling. My old… Continue reading

You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on

It was just a little scratch. You wouldn’t have even noticed it, except for the blood — and there was a lot of that. A… Continue reading

Submitted photo from Amy DeVore
                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.

Not your typical scholarship for local students

Parents in Maple Valley came up with a scholarship that seniors can receive by impacting someone’s life in a positive way.

Submitted photo from Amy DeVore
                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.