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To do their part in an interactive concert at Covington Library last Saturday
To do their part in an interactive concert at Covington Library last Saturday

Embrace the dark if you truly want to be green

A neighbor of mine – Tony – is trying his best to take this “going green” thing seriously. For example, he tells me that he’s recently begun recycling his newspaper each week.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Blood drive for all, lunch for seniors

In separate events next week, Cornerstone United Methodist Church will host a blood drive for Puget Sound Blood Center and a luncheon for its seniors group.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Church screens film on universe, life and God

A film addressing questions about life and whether God exists will be shown tomorrow by Real Life Church.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Tulips are the language of color

Tulips are the language of color

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Dads-and-daughters dance at Tahoma High

Tahoma Learning Community’s Father/Daughter Ball is scheduled for next Saturday at Tahoma High School.

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Kathleen Halvorson (right)

HOMESTYLE FITNESS

Stay at Home Fitness, operated by Miki Halvorson and Kelley Terwillegar, offers personal training for individuals and groups in the privacy of their clients’ homes in the Covington and Maple Valley areas. In addition to individual sessions, a co-op group (for women to bring their children to a host home for a one-hour workout), family exercising and “buddy” sessions are offered.

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Kathleen Halvorson (right)
Homegrown crops can help reduce grocery bills. Starting seeds indoors now will get you on the way to a bountiful summer vegetable crop

Reasons for growing your own food

Fill those indoor flats, seed trays, egg cartons and small plastic pots, because this is the week to start vegetable seeds indoors for setting out later.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Homegrown crops can help reduce grocery bills. Starting seeds indoors now will get you on the way to a bountiful summer vegetable crop
Library volunteers Amanda Peng

GAME ON!

Mixed in with the books and other more traditional items at Maple Valley Library and Covington Library are video games for teenagers to play during… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2008
Library volunteers Amanda Peng

Invisible man is something to see

Nurse: “Doctor! There’s an invisible man in the waiting room!”

  • Jun 2, 2008
For Kenny Holthaus Jr.

Health, kids, fun in action

Experts say school-age children should engage in physical activities for at least one hour every day to be healthy.

  • Jun 2, 2008
For Kenny Holthaus Jr.
Flowering trees commonly start blooming in late April. But you can still plant them.

Plant trees and feed your plants

The fourth week of April is a the time to start feeding your vegetables, roses and flower beds, because plants that you want to produce need energy now.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Flowering trees commonly start blooming in late April. But you can still plant them.

Garden events

“Intro to Botanical Art”: Lecture by Linda Vorobik, 7 p.m. May 2. Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 SE. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-2572 or register@lakewildernessarboretum.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Dads and girls crowd the dance floor during Tahoma Learning Community’s Father-Daughter Ball.

Time flies, dads, so keep on dancing

A new column by Tiffany Doerr Guerzon makes its debut in today’s Reporter. Guerzon will write on topics related to parenting, home economics and consumer issues. She lives in Maple Valley with her husband and three children. In addition to her writing, she is a certified physician assistant and worked in family practice for several years before stepping away six years ago to be at home with her children – two daughters who are 8 and 4 years old and a son who is a month short of his first birthday. Besides spending a lot of time with her family, her interests include organic gardening, scrapbooking, reading and ballroom dancing.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Dads and girls crowd the dance floor during Tahoma Learning Community’s Father-Daughter Ball.

Kangaroo-theme gardens: For real or your own

Kangaroos, anyone? How about hebes, phormiums and disease-free roses?

  • Jun 2, 2008

Sometimes, moms want nothing

What do moms want for Mothers Day? Well, the answer may be a surprise to some.

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Social advocate to speak at St. George

The Rev. Canon Richard Gillett, an author and social justice advocate, will speak on fair trade and other global issues May 14 at St. George Episcopal Church in Maple Valley

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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.

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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