Dennis O’Shields of Maple Valley is making waves across the food market with his low sodium savory foods and spices.
Created about a year ago, Uncle Dennis’ Foods sprung into business after overcoming remarkable obstacles, which in turn inspired his products.
With the start of the new Rotary fiscal year on July 1, it’s also time to welcome in a new Maple Valley Rotary President and board.
Fritz Gottfried, a well-known local massage therapist and Emu rancher, will take over the presidency from Sean Stewart the previous president. Gottfried, a 10-year rotarian has been active as president elect running the club’s auction and preparing for his year as president.
Valley Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program.
Being named the Maple Valley Rotary club Rotarian of the Year is a great honor. Past winners have shown tremendous selflessness, impact and volunteerism above and beyond the normal effort. Member Patti Jenson knows that well having won the award in 2007.
If you’ve got teenagers heading off to college soon, I hope you’ve done a good job educating them about the importance of personal financial responsibility and how to build a strong credit history. If not, better do it now.
The fifth annual Work It Out Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon and Children’s Triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 24th at Lake Wilderness Park.
Work It Out began hosting this event five years ago. This is an opportunity for those who have never participated in such an event to give it a try. It is also a great time for those who are seasoned triathlon veterans.
For decades, America’s small business owners have asked for more affordable health insurance coverage and more tax relief. The new health reform law — the Affordable Care Act — provides both.
As unemployment in our state continues to hover above 9 percent, Washington doctors and clinics see more people each day who can’t afford the prescription medicines they need to make a difference in their health. From medicines that keep their hearts healthy to mental illness medicines that turn lives of uncertainty into lives of stability, new treatments are a growing part of effective treatment.
Facing a $3 billion budget gap next year, Gov. Chris Gregoire recently announced a renewed initiative to streamline state government. The governor created a 32-person panel to scour state agencies for efficiencies vowing, “There are no sacred cows.”
If you are looking to spice up your appetizer trays, or add a little extra something to your evening cocktails, then the local business of has something to offer.
Maple Valley resident Jim McCaslin has been producing pickled delicacies since 2003, but his connection to these delights goes further back in history.
In the 1970s, Washington’s public utilities embarked on an aggressive nuclear power building project managed by the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS). Unfortunately, the effort ultimately became known as “Whoops!”
Mark Scarff, president of Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln Mercury, announced the car dealer is moving all sales and service from the Covington location to the remodeled Kent location at 1157 Central Ave. N., effective Friday, June 25, 2010.
My wife and I survived two major home remodeling projects and we’ve got the battle scars to prove it. Like most people feeling cramped for space – thanks to two growing children in our case – we weighed the pluses and minuses of remodeling versus moving to a larger home. Because we live in a great neighborhood with strong local schools, we ultimately decided to stay put and remodel, but everyone’s case is different.
If you want a glimpse of what health care will look like under Obamacare, look at what is going on in Massachusetts.
In 2006, state lawmakers passed the Massachusetts Health Reform law. It was touted as a wave of the future and was the model for the new federal health reform law. But after a few short years, the law seems less like a wave and more like a sinking ship.
Fred Meyer customers donated $3,676.63 to the Tahoma School District by dropping their change in the coin boxes located at the Covington Fred Meyer check stands. The Maple Valley School District will receive the check this week.
Ever since Individual Retirement Accounts were introduced in the 1970s, the numbers of tax-advantaged retirement savings options – and participants – have continued to grow. One relatively new alternative that’s gaining popularity is the Roth 401(k) plan.
Most people know that our $13 trillion national debt is endangering America’s credit rating and pushing the United States closer to bankruptcy. But hidden beneath the surface is another ticking time bomb that threatens economic collapse in cities and states across the country: unfunded public employee pensions.