Author will cover home designs and the people living with them

Design trends that shape the way people live in their homes will be the subject for an appearance by an author June 5 at Covington Library.

  • Jun 2, 2008

May the bulbs be with you

The fourth week of May shows the decline of spring-blooming bulbs. It’s time to start match-making and pairing up plant material so as your tulips, daffodils and other spring-blooming bulbs age and decline they have some comfort and company. Resist the urge to cut off fading bulb foliage if you want the bulbs to return and bloom again next year.

  • Jun 2, 2008


WaterWise demonstration garden: Self-guided tours showcase plants and gardening methods that conserve water. Plant list available at garden or from Web site. Guided tours available for groups of 12 or more with advance registration. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily. Covington Water District, 18631 S.E. 300th Place, Covington. Information: 253-631-0565 (extension 170) and

  • Jun 2, 2008

Take a bite out of rising grocery bills

Does it seem like you are spending more each month at the grocery store? Well, you are. One only has to pick up a newspaper or turn on the television news to hear that grocery prices are going nowhere but up.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Governor: ‘Fallen soldiers have come from all religions’

Invoking scripture and the diversity of religion, Governor Christine Gregoire urged the audience at a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Tahoma National Cemetery to acknowledge the sacrifices of those who gave their life for their country.

  • May 31, 2008

Family aid brings ‘such joy’

Corner of Love Ministries, an outreach to the people of Nicaragua, is expanding its family sponsorship program and looking for more sponsors and one-time donors.

  • May 24, 2008

Something positive and real-life comes from ‘Sugarcane Academy’

Did you miss this one? “Sugarcane Academy: How a New Orleans Teacher and His Storm-Struck Sudents Created a School to Remember,” by Michael Tisserand

  • May 24, 2008

Here’s a real-life way to sell a house

My wife and I are currently trying to sell her parents’ home. They have quite happily moved out to enjoy the greater ease of assisted living. Bert, my wife’s dad, wasn’t keen on the idea at first. “I don’t want to be around a bunch of old people,” he declared. He said he preferred to hang out with younger folks – around 93 years of age, like himself.

  • May 21, 2008

KW’s Manthou in search of repeat performance

It’s that time again for Max Manthou.

  • May 21, 2008

Kentwood Players put ‘Fiddler’ on stage tonight

“Fiddler on the Roof,” presented by the Kentwood Players, will be performed tonight at Kentwood High School’s Performaing Arts Center.

  • May 17, 2008

The perfect Mothers Day gift – not

After three decades of being married to the same woman, you would think a guy would have a pretty solid knowledge of that woman’s likes and dislikes. But on Mothers Day, five years ago, I had an apparent brain cramp.

  • May 10, 2008

What’s next? Memoirs from the womb?

Dr. Michael DeBakey, the renowned heart surgeon, received the Congressional Medal of Honor recently. He’s going to be a hundred years old this year, so apparently somebody figured they better get to it.

  • Apr 30, 2008

It’s fishing derby day at Wilderness

The annual Maple Valley Fishing Derby is in full swing today.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Youth symphony and community choir perform 283-year-old ‘Gloria’ in Maple Valley concert

The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, combining with a community choir, will perform Vivladi’s “Gloria” in a concert at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Apr 23, 2008

What’s the fun in not getting lost?

What’s the fun in not getting lost?

  • Apr 16, 2008

‘When I was younger, I thought vegetables were aliens’ food’

‘When I was younger, I thought vegetables were aliens’ food’

  • Apr 12, 2008

Girlfriends Unlimited and preschool group staging a girls’ night at the spa

“Glitzy Girlfriends Spa Night” is its name, and the event will be just that, according to Girlfriends Unlimited and FBC Mothers of Preschoolers.

  • Apr 12, 2008

‘Pig’ party


  • Apr 9, 2008