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Prepare to dive into the inner workings of a library

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

Prepare to dive into the inner workings of a library
Gallery: Holiday cheer lights up the park

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

Gallery: Holiday cheer lights up the park
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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

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

Garden gifts make the world a better place
Love or love of power?

Love or love of power?

Cinephile No. 758 “The Favourite”

Love or love of power?
This book is sure to put you in the Christmas mood

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

This book is sure to put you in the Christmas mood
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

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.

Late November is time to tackle your fall field goals
Science-minded readers will love ‘Never Home Alone’

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

Science-minded readers will love ‘Never Home Alone’
KCLS Foundation awarded $80,000 Boeing Grant for KCLS to Expand STEAM Education

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
KCLS Foundation awarded $80,000 Boeing Grant for KCLS to Expand STEAM Education
Shell-abrate the Start of the Holidays at Ivar’s Clam Lights

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

Shell-abrate the Start of the Holidays at Ivar’s Clam Lights
‘Real’ Christmas trees are big business, quite a bargain in NW

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

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

Give thanks, you’re a gardener in Western Washington
Jacksons Food Stores raises funds to end domestic violence in Washington

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
Jacksons Food Stores raises funds to end domestic violence in Washington
Courtesy Photo                                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

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
Vote ‘Yes’ for Small Business and #ShopSmall Nov. 24
The perfect book to read while snuggling

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

The perfect book to read while snuggling
Turkey fryer safety tips

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
Turkey fryer safety tips