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So, about that tree

The tree remained up for three days before all parties were gathered and the ornaments went on. My husband and I did another frantic search… Continue reading

Winter snow means it’s time to play in the national park

Recent storms have set the stage for winter recreation at Mount Rainier National Park. On the north side of the mountain, easily accessible from the… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

You don’t have to like it, but you will

You don’t have to like it. That’s the way it is with parental decisions. You may not agree with Mom and Dad and you can… Continue reading

Shop With A Cop took place at the Covington Walmart where more than 600 children participated in the event and about 135 law enforcement personnel volunteered their time. Photo courtesy of Angela Van Liew

Over 600 children participate in Shop With A Cop

The King County Sheriff’s Office hosted Shop With A Cop, and children from all over King County were able to participate.

Shop With A Cop took place at the Covington Walmart where more than 600 children participated in the event and about 135 law enforcement personnel volunteered their time. Photo courtesy of Angela Van Liew

Christmas a success when the pregnant lady curses

I feel as if I’m waging war on my home and frequently retreating because I’m losing the Christmas battle. Even though I’m much more positive… Continue reading

The train that Harvey Hawken spent 18 years fixing up has been put to good use this holiday season by transporting people around the Crystal Creek Tree Farm. Photo by Kayse Angel

Crystal Creek Tree Farm is off the rails

A local tree farmer spent 18 years getting his locomotive up and running.

The train that Harvey Hawken spent 18 years fixing up has been put to good use this holiday season by transporting people around the Crystal Creek Tree Farm. Photo by Kayse Angel

5 tips to get your breath mistletoe-ready

By: Kyle Blair, DDS The holidays are here. You may have been naughty with your brushing and flossing this year, but ‘tis the season for… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018

Jam Club takes to the stage

Maple Valley Youth Symphony offers a program called “Jam Club,” which offers therapy music education to kids with special needs.

Adapting is the operative word after a move

Beloved Family, I know it’s scary, this move we’ve made. I know things are different, belongings are in different places, It takes longer to get… Continue reading

Prepare to dive into the inner workings of a library

The possibilities seem endless. Row upon row of books awaits you, each representing a fact to learn, a crime to solve, a future to visit,… Continue reading

Photos by Kayse Angel

Hometown Holidays was a hit

The city of Maple Valley hosted its annual tree lighting and holiday event.

Photos by Kayse Angel

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