Life

Answers may be hard to come

You’re on the edge of your chair. Curiosity is almost killing you; there’s something you need to know but knowledge may be impossible. Truth may… Continue reading

Students from the Sister City Exchange Program stand with city of Covington officials at
                                Covington City Hall. Submitted photo

Covington has sister city in Japan

Ten students from the sister city came to visit Covington last month.

Students from the Sister City Exchange Program stand with city of Covington officials at
                                Covington City Hall. Submitted photo

Bringing all types of art to life

Creative, versatile Brugger to teach Green River College’s first ever how-to animation class this fall

‘If You Love Me’ deserves a spot on your bookshelf

First tooth, first step. Every milestone your baby passed was reason for celebration. First day of school, first home run, you were there, cheerleading. First… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

She needs screws

One of my many amusements this summer has been my mother’s adventures with her new smartphone. Since she gave up her landline, I decided a… Continue reading

Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch

Little chiefs can have big dreams, too

Two special kids were honored as Chief for a Day by the Covington Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Department.

I am more than cooking and laundry

In June, I declared to my daughters that once college let out for the summer, I would no longer be doing their laundry. My oldest,… Continue reading

If you love thrillers, you’ll want to dive into ‘Desolation Mountain’

The dream is one you’ll never forget. It’s dark, and scary, and it wakes you with pounding heart and dry mouth, a scream on your… Continue reading

Maple Valley Fire hosts open house

The open house will take place on Sept. 15

Nonprofit helps Tahoma kids stay full and focused

Backpack Buddies of Maple Valley got its start in 2016 and has been a success in helping in the Tahoma School District ever since.

It’s a dry heat

Sometimes I hate summer. I love the added light, but when June hits the garden demands my attention, car shows happen, and camping is crammed… Continue reading

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Covington’s Sausage and Cider Fest|Photo Gallery

Covington hosted its Sausage and Cider Festival on Aug. 18 at the Covington Community Park. There was live music from JT Shank and the Florida… Continue reading

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World-wide myths, legends meet teen-friendly narrative

Your favorite superhero was 10 feet tall. Larger than life. Super-sized, right there on the movie screen and that’s just how you like it. There’s… Continue reading

St. George Episcopal’s Youth Group in the process of building the pantry that provides free food and hygiene items for community members in need. Submitted photo

Local church creates pantry

St. George Episcopal Church’s youth group created a pantry that provides free food and hygiene products for those in need.

St. George Episcopal’s Youth Group in the process of building the pantry that provides free food and hygiene items for community members in need. Submitted photo

We went, we saw, we bought, we planted

My Florida friend was visiting a couple weeks ago. She came into town on a Tuesday and on Wednesday I whisked her away to Westport,… Continue reading

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                                Quinton Morris, left, works one-on-one with a Key to Change student.

Key to Change warms up for next year

Quinton Morris and students reflect on the nonprofit and what’s ahead

Courtesy Photo
                                Quinton Morris, left, works one-on-one with a Key to Change student.
File photo of Lake Wilderness. Photo by Kayse Angel

Swimmer’s itch is among us

Every summer swimmer’s itch occurs in Lake Wilderness, but it is not dangerous and can be treated with home remedies.

File photo of Lake Wilderness. Photo by Kayse Angel

Play Unplugged gets Covington kids active

The program is free and open to kids of all ages.