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Some days, it’s good to feel needed

Some days, it’s good to feel needed

Some days, you just need a hug. Other days, you only want to be left alone to think your thoughts, gather your feelings, and miss… Continue reading

Some days, it’s good to feel needed
Flu season is among us

Flu season is among us

A flu shot could prevent serious illness.

  • Sep 15, 2018
Flu season is among us
An example of Nancy Ziegler water color paintings. Submitted photo.

Age is just a number

A local Covington artist started painting after she retired at 55 years old.

An example of Nancy Ziegler water color paintings. Submitted photo.
Ancestry CAR

Ancestry CAR

If you follow my column, you know that my husband and I attend car shows all summer, namely rod runs. Street rods are modified vintage… Continue reading

Ancestry CAR
Brad Belcher, founder of Bicycle Rescue for Youth, stands surrounded by some of the bikes he has or is going to work on restoring for kids in need.

Kids’ dreams come true one bike at a time

Local community member creates nonprofit that provides bikes for kids in need.

Brad Belcher, founder of Bicycle Rescue for Youth, stands surrounded by some of the bikes he has or is going to work on restoring for kids in need.
Answers may be hard to come

Answers may be hard to come

You’re on the edge of your chair. Curiosity is almost killing you; there’s something you need to know but knowledge may be impossible. Truth may… Continue reading

Answers may be hard to come
Students from the Sister City Exchange Program stand with city of Covington officials at                                Covington City Hall. Submitted photo

Covington has sister city in Japan

Ten students from the sister city came to visit Covington last month.

Students from the Sister City Exchange Program stand with city of Covington officials at                                Covington City Hall. Submitted photo
Bringing all types of art to life

Bringing all types of art to life

Creative, versatile Brugger to teach Green River College’s first ever how-to animation class this fall

Bringing all types of art to life
‘If You Love Me’ deserves a spot on your bookshelf

‘If You Love Me’ deserves a spot on your bookshelf

First tooth, first step. Every milestone your baby passed was reason for celebration. First day of school, first home run, you were there, cheerleading. First… Continue reading

‘If You Love Me’ deserves a spot on your bookshelf
Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
She needs screws

She needs screws

One of my many amusements this summer has been my mother’s adventures with her new smartphone. Since she gave up her landline, I decided a… Continue reading

She needs screws
Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch
Little chiefs can have big dreams, too

Little chiefs can have big dreams, too

Two special kids were honored as Chief for a Day by the Covington Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Department.

Little chiefs can have big dreams, too
I am more than cooking and laundry

I am more than cooking and laundry

In June, I declared to my daughters that once college let out for the summer, I would no longer be doing their laundry. My oldest,… Continue reading

I am more than cooking and laundry
If you love thrillers, you’ll want to dive into ‘Desolation Mountain’

If you love thrillers, you’ll want to dive into ‘Desolation Mountain’

The dream is one you’ll never forget. It’s dark, and scary, and it wakes you with pounding heart and dry mouth, a scream on your… Continue reading

If you love thrillers, you’ll want to dive into ‘Desolation Mountain’
Maple Valley Fire hosts open house

Maple Valley Fire hosts open house

The open house will take place on Sept. 15

Maple Valley Fire hosts open house
Nonprofit helps Tahoma kids stay full and focused

Nonprofit helps Tahoma kids stay full and focused

Backpack Buddies of Maple Valley got its start in 2016 and has been a success in helping in the Tahoma School District ever since.

Nonprofit helps Tahoma kids stay full and focused
It’s a dry heat

It’s a dry heat

Sometimes I hate summer. I love the added light, but when June hits the garden demands my attention, car shows happen, and camping is crammed… Continue reading

It’s a dry heat
Submitted photos

Covington’s Sausage and Cider Fest|Photo Gallery

Covington hosted its Sausage and Cider Festival on Aug. 18 at the Covington Community Park. There was live music from JT Shank and the Florida… Continue reading

Submitted photos
World-wide myths, legends meet teen-friendly narrative

World-wide myths, legends meet teen-friendly narrative

Your favorite superhero was 10 feet tall. Larger than life. Super-sized, right there on the movie screen and that’s just how you like it. There’s… Continue reading

World-wide myths, legends meet teen-friendly narrative