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Turn off the screens and head into Covington

Chamber, city and the school district work together to get kids outside

 

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

The fourth week of August is time to reset for the coming fall season in the garden. Garden centers and nurseries will soon be stocking… Continue reading

 

Couples tried on costumes for fun selfies at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest.

Pour Covington another

Residents enjoy annual Covington Sausage and Cider Fest

 

Aaron Crawford is based in Seattle, and his latest album, Hotel Bible, nit No. 24 on iTunes. Courtesy photo

Aaron Crawford headlines Ten Trails event

There will also be a grand opening of two new model homes at the housing development site.

Aaron Crawford is based in Seattle, and his latest album, Hotel Bible, nit No. 24 on iTunes. Courtesy photo

The Soup Ladies need a new truck

Rotary Club of Maple Valley leads fundraiser for volunteers who feed first responders.

The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra presents “Sunday Afternoon by the Sea” at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Tahoma High School Performing Arts Center. Courtesy photo

Upcoming events: Maple Valley Youth Symphony to play with U2 tribute band

Other events include ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Kentlake HS; Harry Potter movie night.

  • May 9, 2019
The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra presents “Sunday Afternoon by the Sea” at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Tahoma High School Performing Arts Center. Courtesy photo
Gretchen Leigh is a stay-at-home mom who lives in a neighborhood near you. You can read more of her writing on her website livingwithgleigh.com. To see her columns come to life, follow her on Facebook at Living with Gleigh by Gretchen Leigh.

Pulling the right strings

What would we do these days without Father Google to teach us how to manage life’s challenges?

Gretchen Leigh is a stay-at-home mom who lives in a neighborhood near you. You can read more of her writing on her website livingwithgleigh.com. To see her columns come to life, follow her on Facebook at Living with Gleigh by Gretchen Leigh.
In May, Kentlake High School will present several performances of the ABBA-inspired musical “Mamma Mia!” Courtesy photo

Upcoming events: Kentlake presents ‘Mamma Mia!’

Also on tap: Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council will meet about water issues.

  • May 3, 2019
In May, Kentlake High School will present several performances of the ABBA-inspired musical “Mamma Mia!” Courtesy photo

Gardeners love our veggie-friendly Western Washington climate

Here are the most incredible edibles to grow now.

Always and forever

With the exception of my blackberry meltdown last week, I have finally quit mourning my past life and am embracing our new home. It really… Continue reading

Fishing boats sit on the shore of Lake Wilderness during the Hooked On Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel

The 2019 Hooked On Fishing Derby

The derby took place at Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley over the weekend

Fishing boats sit on the shore of Lake Wilderness during the Hooked On Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel

Maple Valley wood carver creates chainsaw art

Ken Gruenes spends his retired days creating art out of tree stumps with his chainsaw.

Hunter Coffman and his family pose with Stitch in Hawaii. One of Hunter’s dreams was to meet Stitch and it was mad possible because of community support. Submitted photo from Laura Coffman

Hunter’s legacy lives on

Laura and Atom Coffman from Maple Valley started a nonprofit in honor of their son who passed away last year to cancer.

Hunter Coffman and his family pose with Stitch in Hawaii. One of Hunter’s dreams was to meet Stitch and it was mad possible because of community support. Submitted photo from Laura Coffman

I can always grow blackberries

Blackberries are considered an invasive species in United States, because they are not native. They were only introduced to the US in the 1880s. It’s… Continue reading

Lake Wilderness Easter Egg Hunt

The egg hunt took place on Saturday, April 20.

Thom Cantrell, one of the organizers of the upcoming International Conference for Primal People, holds up a mould of a Sasquatch footprint. He said the mould was taken in the Blue Mountains in Oregon by Paul Freeman, a well-known Sasquatch hunter who’s 1994 footage of a Sasquatch in that area made big waves in the believer and skeptic communities alike. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

All things Sasquatch at the Field House

Washington state is famous for countless reasons. It’s the birthplace of Starbucks and Bill Gates, one of the biggest producers of the U.S.’s lumber and… Continue reading

Thom Cantrell, one of the organizers of the upcoming International Conference for Primal People, holds up a mould of a Sasquatch footprint. He said the mould was taken in the Blue Mountains in Oregon by Paul Freeman, a well-known Sasquatch hunter who’s 1994 footage of a Sasquatch in that area made big waves in the believer and skeptic communities alike. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
File photo of a boat from last year’s Hooked on Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel

Hooked on Fishing Derby: Preview

The 2019 Hooked on Fishing Opening Day is April 26

File photo of a boat from last year’s Hooked on Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel
Hitesh Boinpally and Sen. Mark Mullet at STEM Signing Day in Olympia. Submitted photo

Tahoma High student commits to STEM studies at UW

Tahoma student Hitesh Boinpally is one of the nearly 50 students who committed to pursuing STEM careers at the STEM Signing Day on April 12.… Continue reading

Hitesh Boinpally and Sen. Mark Mullet at STEM Signing Day in Olympia. Submitted photo

The thing about rainbows

The day you died I saw a rainbow so brilliant each color was, vibrant on its own. I marveled upon its grace, feeling blessed, not… Continue reading

Ten Trails hosts Easter egg hunt

Ten Trails, the 2,200-acre, mixed-use development in Southeast King County, is celebrating spring and the return of its Hometown Socials beginning Saturday, April 20. Visitors… Continue reading