Life

Someone should be having fun

I don’t know about you, but out here in BFE (bum f—- Egypt), when the snow piles up, we hunker down. This last round has… Continue reading

Multitask: How to protect your body while you ‘tidy up’

Are you obsessed with Marie Kondo and the way she folds all of her clothes into tiny little packets? You may have already started searching… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’

You felt like such a loser. It was a feeling that didn’t last long, only long enough to ruin your day until you realized that… Continue reading

The continuing tail

It’s not enough I have two cats in the house who don’t get along and my main concern is no more blood is shed, or… Continue reading

Plateau Rebels claim national cheer championship

A state championship apparently wasn’t enough for the Plateau Rebels, a competitive cheer squad consisting of girls from 6 to 15 years of age. After… Continue reading

Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

What to know about pet licensing

Licensing your pet is one of the best ways to ensure lost pets make it back home. According to RASKC, only around 30 percent of pets in the Maple Valley, Covington and Black Diamond area are licenced.

Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

Flu activity elevated in state: Shots are best protection

Flu activity is “elevated” in Washington state, with 15 influenza deaths reported statewide. During the 2017-18 flu season, a total of 296 people died. A… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2019
Photos by Kayse Angel

Cookie With a Cop considered success

The Covington Police Department hosted its first Cookie With a Cop event on Jan. 30

Photos by Kayse Angel

Whether you like mystery or humor, this book has it for you

You didn’t recognize the number. So you didn’t answer the phone. That’s how you operate these days: accept calls you know and keep your money… Continue reading

Sharing my tail of woe

One of my biggest pet (no pun intended) peeves in life is when otherwise interesting people only talk about their cats. So forgive me, because… Continue reading

A book full of heart-pounding adventure, bravery, thrills and heroics

You never wanted to get caught. Wasn’t that the point of playing Hide & Seek? To sneak out, lay low, and sneak back to safety?… Continue reading

THS Interact Club fundraiser

The fundraiser will be held at MOD pizza on Jan. 31.

  • Jan 29, 2019
Tiffany Perkins and her family. Submitted photo

Zero waste movement is coming to Maple Valley

A Maple Valley woman has started a Facebook group specifically for people who are trying to go zero waste in the Maple Valley area.

Tiffany Perkins and her family. Submitted photo

Kent School District joins Music4Life

The goal is to loan out musical instruments to districts, that way every kid has a chance to play an instrument, even if they can’t afford it.

You won’t be able to let ‘Maid’ go

That thing? You’re ready to let it go. It sparks joy, but not enough. Or it doesn’t, and you’re not sure why you didn’t donate… Continue reading

It’s overwhelming to finish

Last weekend there was a craft and hobby retreat at my church. It’s a yearly event for crafters to have dedicated time to work on… Continue reading

Can’t hang it sideways

Last week I found out my website, the one I refer you to every week in my byline, has not been working since September. I… Continue reading

A large tree fell onto Bethany Alvarado’s property in Maple Valley during the windstorm that took place on Jan. 6. Submitted photo from Bethany Alvarado

Cleanup on Aisle King County

The city of Maple Valley hosted a debris drop off at Lake Wilderness, post windstorm.

A large tree fell onto Bethany Alvarado’s property in Maple Valley during the windstorm that took place on Jan. 6. Submitted photo from Bethany Alvarado

‘Talk to Me’ draws from real life

The view from above was stunning. The cliché says that people look like ants when you’re looking down from a ledge, and they do. Trees… Continue reading

A complicated man, a look into ‘The Mule’

Recommendation: 3/5 Stars, STREAM Plot: “A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican… Continue reading