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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

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                                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.

A bad way to make friends

I was out of town a couple weeks ago to a car show with my husband. It wasn’t strange that we attended a car show,… Continue reading

Dive into the story of the average gig-employee

Your allowance was never enough, as a kid. Oh, sure, it bought you what you needed but what you wanted, well, you had to figure… Continue reading

High school civics program gets a $1K lift

The King County Council gave $1,000 to a We the People program at Tahoma High.

Photo by Kayse Angel
                                Quilts the Covington Quilters Guild made for different organizations hang on display at the 2018 Quilt Show.

Sew into the city: Quilters from Covington give back

The Covington Quilters Guild is a non-profit that provides quilts for children and adults with different adversities.

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                                Quilts the Covington Quilters Guild made for different organizations hang on display at the 2018 Quilt Show.

Lesson one, pack firewood

I was shopping the other day, getting some last minutes items for another camping/car show excursion. Just as I headed to the cashier the power… Continue reading

“Rebel Talent” will make you wish your employees have the core elements

Your latest hire came highly recommended. His former employer spoke very favorably about him but there was something unsaid that you picked up on, and… Continue reading

Jam sessions outside the ballroom will be a common sight during the Northwest Western Swing Music Festival, where people can bring their instruments and just join in. Photo by Randy Hill, leader of the western swing band, The Oregon Valley Boys.

Time to Swing it, Western style

The Northwest Western Swing Society is holding its annual music, dance and jam fest for the second time at the Enumclaw Expo Center from Aug. 9 - 12.

Jam sessions outside the ballroom will be a common sight during the Northwest Western Swing Music Festival, where people can bring their instruments and just join in. Photo by Randy Hill, leader of the western swing band, The Oregon Valley Boys.

Warm weather will continue across much of Washington

Warmer than normal temperatures will persist through Sunday, climbing as high as 93 degrees.

  • Jul 28, 2018