Life

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

When the power goes out in BFE

I was going to write about how the Christmas tree came down much more gracefully than it went up. I had intended to write this… Continue reading

You’ll want to hang tight when reading ‘The New Iberia Blues’

Your hand is deep in a bucket of crunchy goodness. Without popcorn, a movie is just a bunch of flickering lights, a series of stills… Continue reading

Enjoy getting lost sometimes

The New Year is upon us. I don’t make resolutions as a rule because it feels a bit like self-flogging — the same to-dos keep… Continue reading

This book is loaded with both controversy and solutions

First shift begins in early morning. You hit work then, and run all day for that weekly paycheck. Second shift starts the minute you pick… Continue reading

Free webinar about business taxes

The Washington State Department of Revenue is offering a free webinar about business taxes on Jan. 9.

  • Dec 29, 2018
Photos by Kayse Angel

Toys for Joy collects around 5,000 toys

Every year, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority collects toys for children during the holiday season.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Learn about favorite writers in ‘A Sidecar Named Desire’

The holiday season started with a cup of cheer. Then there was a sip of wassail, some mistletoe and wine, and rummy-tum-tum along the way.… Continue reading

So, about that tree

The tree remained up for three days before all parties were gathered and the ornaments went on. My husband and I did another frantic search… Continue reading

Winter snow means it’s time to play in the national park

Recent storms have set the stage for winter recreation at Mount Rainier National Park. On the north side of the mountain, easily accessible from the… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

You don’t have to like it, but you will

You don’t have to like it. That’s the way it is with parental decisions. You may not agree with Mom and Dad and you can… Continue reading