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Ways to keep the state green

Ways to keep the state green

By Jennifer Lennox, The Davey Tree Expert Company For the Reporter In 1890 Washington state was coined the Evergreen State. The nickname appropriately given as… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2019
Ways to keep the state green
It’s not over ‘til the cattail wags

It’s not over ‘til the cattail wags

I know you have all been waiting with bated breath (snort) wondering if it was really the end of my tail of woe. I had… Continue reading

It’s not over ‘til the cattail wags
Cellslips help with distracted driving

Cellslips help with distracted driving

A Covington police officer is passing out “Cellslips” to drivers he pulls over for distracted driving on their cell phones or other electronic devices.

Cellslips help with distracted driving
What we can learn from Canada’s new food guidelines

What we can learn from Canada’s new food guidelines

Drink more water, eat more plants and cook more at home, says Canada. Canada’s new food guidelines have transformed from a food pyramid to an… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2019
What we can learn from Canada’s new food guidelines
Green River College offers workshops, lectures for free

Green River College offers workshops, lectures for free

Community members in the Covington area are welcome to attend workshops at the library or for-credit courses at Kentwood High School.

  • Mar 14, 2019
Green River College offers workshops, lectures for free
It’s not even curtains on our marriage

It’s not even curtains on our marriage

My hairdresser had been on maternity leave, so of course I had to know about the baby, and she wanted updates on our new house.… Continue reading

It’s not even curtains on our marriage
Closing the door on my junk drawer

Closing the door on my junk drawer

The other evening I was giving a friend a tour of our new house. This house is really a sight to see. Built in the… Continue reading

Closing the door on my junk drawer
Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.

Covington MultiCare honors donors

Donors help bring reflection room - place of healing mind, body and soul - to Multicare.

Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.
Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg

Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg

The Kentlake Drama Club gained a new director and are in the process of rehearsing “Mamma Mia.”

Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg
To the dark side and back

To the dark side and back

There was a point after I shed a bunch of weight to about the summer before we moved that I lost the ability to walk… Continue reading

To the dark side and back
Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider

Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider

Doctors are recommending women do not use marijuana, even lotions or edibles that contain little THC, while pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Feb 26, 2019
Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider
Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley

Crews, schools worked hard to keep all safe

Due to snow and unpredictable weather, crews in Maple Valley and Covington worked day and night to keep roads safe.

Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley
Lighting ninja

Lighting ninja

We’ve been doing a lot of work in our new house. It was built in 1972. From what we know, it has been remodeled once,… Continue reading

Lighting ninja
Food bank opens pop up during snow storm

Food bank opens pop up during snow storm

The idea was to make food more accessible to those who needed it.

Food bank opens pop up during snow storm
For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight

For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight

Growing older is a very good thing. First of all, there’s a secret to it: aging isn’t as important as are the perks of aging.… Continue reading

For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight
Not your average dumplings

Not your average dumplings

Alaska N Dumplings is a newer restaurant in Maple Valley that serves Russian dumplings.

Not your average dumplings
Photos courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page                                The Covington Youth Council attended Youth Action Days in Olympia Jan. 27 and 28. The teens attended various workshops and learned how to effectively meet with legislators and lobby issues. The youth council were able to meet with representatives from the 47th district — Pat Sullivan, Mona Das and Debra Entenman.

Youth council: Building leaders

Youth in Covington are gaining a voice

Photos courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page                                The Covington Youth Council attended Youth Action Days in Olympia Jan. 27 and 28. The teens attended various workshops and learned how to effectively meet with legislators and lobby issues. The youth council were able to meet with representatives from the 47th district — Pat Sullivan, Mona Das and Debra Entenman.
Someone should be having fun

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

Someone should be having fun
Multitask: How to protect your body while you ‘tidy up’

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
Multitask: How to protect your body while you ‘tidy up’
Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’

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

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