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Now comes the time for a holiday rhyme

This Christmas garden poem was written for this column more than 25 years ago. It is still the most requested encore of any column I… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Jam Club takes to the stage

Maple Valley Youth Symphony’s program offers therapy music education to kids with special needs.

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains caffeine

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

  • Dec 13, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

It fell from a book | POINT OF REVIEW

Recommendation: 4/5 Stars, SHOWTIME Plot: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of… Continue reading

‘Tis the season for Christmas trees (and no spiders)

With the holiday season here, readers wonder about trees, insects and keeping things fresh.

Lights, laughter, latkes

Photos by Kayse Angel On the fourth day of Chanukah, Dec. 5, The Landing hosted a menorah lighting celebration. The celebration, which was presented by… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018

New rehabilitation health care facility celebrates opening in Renton

The facility is a short-term rehabilitation center and will now begin taking patients

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

Gallery: Holiday cheer lights up the park

Despite rainy, cold weather Friday the city celebrated the first official lighting of Clam Lights at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Opening day of Clam… Continue reading

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Santa Arrives in a Tiger-Painted Airplane Dec. 15

Holiday celebrations begin with Santa’s arrival at 9:45 a.m., festivities all day

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Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains why owls rotate their head

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

  • Dec 6, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

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