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Garden gifts make the world a better place

Gardening is the only activity that fulfills all five senses, is good for your health (all that fresh air and exercise), your wealth (fresh produce… Continue reading

Love or love of power?

Cinephile No. 758 “The Favourite”

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

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains the creation of the chocolate bar

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Nov 29, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Late November is time to tackle your fall field goals

There are plenty of outdoor chores that can be done now and will show results in the spring.

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

KCLS Foundation awarded $80,000 Boeing Grant for KCLS to Expand STEAM Education

From the King County Library System: The King County Library System Foundation (KCLSF) has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company to help… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018

Shell-abrate the Start of the Holidays at Ivar’s Clam Lights

For the Reporter: What: To kick off the holiday season, Ivar’s will o-fish-ally open Clam Lights, one of the largest public light displays on the… Continue reading

‘Real’ Christmas trees are big business, quite a bargain in NW

Here are a few facts to consider before purchasing the family tree.

  • Nov 25, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains taste buds

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Nov 22, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Give thanks, you’re a gardener in Western Washington

Happy Thanksgiving! Time to celebrate all that is great about gardening and our beautiful native plants. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and… Continue reading

Jacksons Food Stores raises funds to end domestic violence in Washington

‘Peace Doves’ Funds will support Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Nov 22, 2018
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                                Joan Johnson poses with pieces of art at the Renton Art and Glass Studio.

No one enjoys what they do more than Joan Johnson

The Creative Side | Jaris English

  • Nov 21, 2018
Courtesy Photo
                                Joan Johnson poses with pieces of art at the Renton Art and Glass Studio.

Vote ‘Yes’ for Small Business and #ShopSmall Nov. 24

The following from the U.S. Small Business Administration: Your vote may already be cast and counted in this year’s election. Your wallet, however, contains another… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2018

The perfect book to read while snuggling

A dog says “woof.” Cats meow, horses neigh, cows go “Mooooo,” sheep say “Baaaaaaa,” and chicks peep-peep-peep. Every animal around the world, from living room… Continue reading

Turkey fryer safety tips

From the Washington State Fire Marshall Families come together during this time of year to celebrate and share a Thanksgiving meal. Turkey is the centerpiece… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Holiday preparations for pet owners this season

The holiday season is just around the corner. Review your plans for including or managing your dog at upcoming events with family and friends. If… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Elementary students learn financial literacy skills

Financial literacy: it’s something even older adults can struggle with. Credit, taxes, how money moves through a community, domestic and foreign trade. But at Talbot… Continue reading

Renton parkrun celebrates its first birthday with a free 5k

The following an invitation from Renton Parkrun: If you haven’t heard yet, this Saturday, November 17th, is a very special day at Renton parkrun. It’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains what makes a pepper hot

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Nov 15, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan