Keep kids active this summer

Keep kids active this summer

The city of Covington partnered with the Covington Chamber of Commerce to bring the Play Unplugged program back to the city for a second year, according to a release from the city.

The goal of the program, the release stated, is for children to put down their electronics and get out of the house this summer.

Kids will have the opportunity to earn badges from different businesses after completing activities.

Every elementary school student in Covington will receive a lanyard at the end of the school year for them to collect their badges. If interested, you can also stop by City Hall and pick up a lanyard for your child.

The program is geared toward kids ages 4 to 14.

To learn more about the program visit

Tahoma student awarded scholarship

Tahoma High School senior Megan Colley received a $2,500 scholarship from Cedar Grove.

The “Seeds for Scholars” scholarship recognizes a student based of their interest, action and achievement in issues surrounding sustainability and the environment, a release stated.

“Megan has demonstrated a great deal of leadership qualities, for example, she helped our school receive numerous awards for our recycling efforts and has helped our plant science class receive recognition for their efforts in volunteering at King County Parks, SHADOW and the Maple Valley Arboretum,” said Marie Page, career and technical educator at Tahoma, in the release.

City of Maple Valley, Fire and Life Safety want you informed

The city of Maple Valley and the Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety have teamed up to keep community members informed.

The two are now participating in ALERT King County (CodeRED), a regional public information and notification service.

ALERT King County helps you stay informed about potential hazards and threats impacting your community, a release stated. The overall goal is to reduce injury and death in disaster situations, the release added.

Register your address, email address and phone number to receive important information during an emergency. Sign up is free and your information is only accessible by emergency management officials.

To register your information visit

Free community choir event June 19

Dan Hegelund, with Common Ground Choir, with the help of the Maple Valley Community Center is starting a free community, family choir in Maple Valley beginning on June 19.

Children in grades six through 12 along with adults are welcome. They will rehearse on Mondays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

According to a release, the gospel choir will be in the style of “Glee” and “Pitch Perfect.”

“We want this to be a true community choir, for youths and adults alike, that can perform at local events and happenings. We are already planning to hold an annual Maple Valley Christmas Choir Festival, and we’re exploring other venues for being a blessing to Greater Maple Valley community,” Hegelund said in a release.

For more information visit or call 425-444-2081.