Life

New leader picked for Presbyterian organization

The Presbytery of Seattle, which includes several Presbyterian churches in the Maple Valley and Covington areas, has a new leader.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Mothers Day can be a time to spend with mom in the garden.

How to be (and reward) a green-thumb mom

The second week of May is a celebration of Mothers Day, so now is the time to see if you are being a good parent to your plants. They need food, water and your love and protection, but all gardeners must understand that plants in a garden also need discipline. This means showing some tough love this week and getting snippy with winter-weary plants. Make this the week you show your out-of-control plants who’s the boss.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Mothers Day can be a time to spend with mom in the garden.

Training set for foster pet owners

Training for foster volunteers to temporarily adopt pets from King County animal shelters is scheduled for next week at the shelter in Kent.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Come on, candidates, loosen up a little

His race for Dufur public office was not going well. The voters in Dufur (DOO-fur), a small town in Oregon, were leaning to his opponent in overwhelming numbers – or at least as overwhelming as a town of 500 can muster.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Feel the need to feed and weed

The third week in May is blooming with colors, and now is the time to feed and weed.

  • Jun 2, 2008

PREPS ON DECK

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  • Jun 2, 2008

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
Beautiful as they are

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
Beautiful as they are

GARDEN ACTIVITIES

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 www.covingtonwater.com.

  • 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 Christine Gregoire bows her head during the invocation by chaplain Delmer Robinson during the Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Tahoma National Cemetery. See page 7 for related photos.

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
Governor Christine Gregoire bows her head during the invocation by chaplain Delmer Robinson during the Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Tahoma National Cemetery. See page 7 for related photos.

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
As Sarah Burwell and Emily Figge

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
As Sarah Burwell and Emily Figge