It’s better if they don’t ask

My youngest turned 20 last week. I felt like I was dealing with realities beyond my maturity level. How can I not have a teenager… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Left Behind K9 Rescue helps dogs in need

Annual 5K run will take place the morning of Sept. 30 at Lake Wilderness Park

Local organizations present We are History Keepers workshop

The Greater Kent Historical Society, the Ethnic Heritage Council and the University of Washington Libraries and 4Culture present We are History Keepers, a free workshop… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Greg Brown leaves Maple Valley parks a far better place

After 13 years as parks director he will continue as manager to complete three final projects

Register for PICC’s Walk for the Babies

Pediatric Interim Care Center is seeking participants and donors for its annual Walk for the Babies – a 5-kilometer walkathon to raise money for the… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Here’s to another 25 years

Over Labor Day weekend, I made a 25th wedding anniversary quilt consisting of one car show T-shirt for each year of marriage. It’s the third… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Circus school comes to cities of Covington and Maple Valley

When people see circus performers do the things they do, they think there’s no way they could do it too, but they are mistaken according… Continue reading

New fire chief takes over Puget Sound Fire

The following is a press release from Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The next chapter of Puget Sound Fire begins today, Sept. 11, with the… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

Maple Valley police chief loves his job

The job of police chief is described as the top official in the chain of command of the police department, but there is a lot… Continue reading

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade|Photo Gallery

The Black Diamond Labor Day Parade began at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4. It started at Third Avenue and continued onto Park Street. There… Continue reading

May all your labors be appreciated by the ones you love

Cardinal Food Rule No. 589: Potato salad shalt not be consumed more than four times during the summer. If you fail to uphold this rule… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Golf tournament helps raise money for recovering drug addicts

In 2015, the game of golf was played by 23.8 million people among the United States, according to the website Golfworld. With that number in… Continue reading

Lake Wilderness Elementary School|Photo Gallery

On Thursday, Aug. 31 Lake Wilderness Elementary School opened its doors to the public for the dedication ceremony. There were tours of the school and… Continue reading

Missed opportunity

I actually had my hands on eclipse viewing glasses a couple weeks ago. It was quite by accident, they were in the shopping cart I… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Sausage and Cider Fest 2017|Photo Gallery

Sausage and Cider Fest took place last weekend on Saturday in Covington at about 5 p.m. This was the third annual festival Covington has had.… Continue reading

African Promise Foundation works with Amazon to sell Uganda beads

Beads tell a story and give women profitable job skills

Maybe they should be more concerned about what I’m doing

I have gotten quite effective at leaving my daughters to their own schedules now that they are technically adults. If you’ve followed my columns at… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Maple Valley baby born with rare pulmonary artery defect

Family friend organized a fundraising basketball tournament for medical bills

Ghosts of frolickers past

The other day our elderly dog was zipping up and down the hallway. This wouldn’t be noteworthy except for the fact that she’s pretty spry… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Don’t say yay!

A few weeks ago, I went on NW Trek’s Adventure zipline obstacle course for the second time this summer. My husband and I ran through… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017