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Love Your Park

To celebrate Earth Day, Maple Valley residents went to local parks to clean and maintain them.

Mama’s got power tools

I finally got outside last week to start weeding the garden. I’m the sole gardener and I have a lot to do. Admittedly, it’s self-inflicted.… Continue reading

The Widow: a Review of ‘Love After Love’

The Plot: Following the death of their father, two sons deal with the trials of their own lives while watching their mother explore new beginnings… Continue reading

Maple Valley Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman presented Kyle Sommer, a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout to be, a Certificate of Appreciation Award during the Commissioners Meeting at Station 81 in Maple Valley on April 12. Photo by Kayse Angel

Local Scout recognized by Maple Valley Fire

The scout was given a Certificate of Appreciation at a Fire Commissioners Meeting that took place on April 12.

Maple Valley Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman presented Kyle Sommer, a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout to be, a Certificate of Appreciation Award during the Commissioners Meeting at Station 81 in Maple Valley on April 12. Photo by Kayse Angel
Koy Saechao, Renton resident, participates in a parkrun event along the Cedar River Trail. Courtesy photo

Local parkrun has seen success

Nearly 1,000 people have participated in this weekly, free 5K.

Koy Saechao, Renton resident, participates in a parkrun event along the Cedar River Trail. Courtesy photo
Photos by Kayse Angel

Daddy Daughter Spring Fling

Daddys and daughters danced the night away on April 14.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Espresso and other loose threads

There are major threads flying loose in the universe. I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with bated breath (snort of derision) wondering the outcome of… Continue reading

“W is for Welcome: A celebration of America’s diversity”

The kid down the block looks nothing like you. His parents don’t look like your parents, either. You go to different churches, eat different things,… Continue reading

Photo by Leah Abraham

Rain or shine, Elk Run Farm volunteers keep on digging

On April 14, the farm teamed up with Cedar Grove for a farm volunteer day to celebrate Compost Days.

Photo by Leah Abraham
An overall view of Peter Kageyama at Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley speaking to residents and city staff about why it is important to love your city. Photo by Kayse Angel

Two cities, one author and love

Peter Kageyama came to Maple Valley and Covington to do a workshop to get community members more involved with their cities, and to speak about his book, For the Love of Cities.

An overall view of Peter Kageyama at Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley speaking to residents and city staff about why it is important to love your city. Photo by Kayse Angel

Throw the ball, see where it lands

My daughters were on spring break last week. Now that they’re adult-types, I’m not involved with their breaks and vacations, besides the fact that I… Continue reading

Hunter Strong

Black Diamond’s Hunter Coffman, who spent most of his young life battling brain cancer, died on March 23 at the age of 4. The Black… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Past the gushing, gruesome details ‘The Trauma Cleaner’ is worth a read

Wash your hands thoroughly. That’s good advice, no matter where you are. At the risk of sounding germophobic, you never know what lurked on that… Continue reading

The 3D printer that is used in the engineering class at Kentwood prints out the hopefully last prototype for Sean Larue and his partner’s project that they made for their client who had a stroke. Photo by Kayse Angel

Kentwood students build to help kids with special needs

Students used 3D printers and other materials to create unique and innovative devices that will make life a little easier for special education students.

The 3D printer that is used in the engineering class at Kentwood prints out the hopefully last prototype for Sean Larue and his partner’s project that they made for their client who had a stroke. Photo by Kayse Angel

An Easter of freedom

Our children abandoned us over Easter. I knew it was coming, but I was sorry to see it arrive. Sakura-con is always Easter weekend. It’s… Continue reading

Cedar Grove’s Compost Days celebrates long history of Puget Sound Region composting

It is the 10th anniversary of Compost Days in the King County area.

  • Apr 4, 2018

‘They Lost Their Heads’ should help answer your questions

Your neck bone’s connected to your back bone. And that’s a good thing. You want to be the most together person around, in more ways… Continue reading

Disappointing at every turn, a review of “Game Night”

Rating: 2 STARS, SKIP The Plot A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights finds themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. My Critique… Continue reading

Still crèma-less in Covington

There are times in my life when I realize it might just be me. As in, I may be the crazy one, even though I’ve… Continue reading

Sometimes to have faith, all you need is to believe

Today, you are feeling secure. The world’s woes don’t worry you this day. You know that you’ll want for nothing and that everything will turn… Continue reading