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Mike Snyder is surrounded by artwork by Tahoma High School students during an art show in Lake Wilderness Lodge
Mike Snyder is surrounded by artwork by Tahoma High School students during an art show in Lake Wilderness Lodge

Out & About

Getting listed: Out & About, a listing of arts and entertainment events, is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. Send items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com

  • Jul 1, 2008

One-day event puts 139 animals in new homes

Animal lovers opened opened their hearts, homes and wallets during the Suuper Pet Adoptathon last Saturday at King County’s animal control shelter in Kent.

  • Jun 30, 2008
Larry Batzelle

Alpacas and their new cria-tions

This time of year is baby (called cria) birthing season at Alpacas at Morning Star Ranch in Ravensdale.

  • Jun 27, 2008
Larry Batzelle

Local festivities for the Fourth

Maple Valley’s annual Independence Day celebration and picnic at Lake Wilderness Park is taking shape, organizers say – and ditto for a separate celebration at… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2008

E-mail ending with :) should be against the law

The other day, I thought of a new law that ought to be enacted.

  • Jun 26, 2008
With Independence Day a little more than a week away

‘Proud to be an American’

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  • Jun 25, 2008
With Independence Day a little more than a week away

Out & About in Covington/Maple Valley | June 25

Fifth annual Black Diamond Miner Days: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Features merchants’ sidewalk sale Friday-Sunday. Saturday activities include Eastern Star Lunch, barbecue cook off, chili cook off, wine tasting and casino night. Vendor booths available; call for details. Location: Downtown, including Black Diamond Lodge, 32523 Third Ave., and Black Diamond Elementary School, 25314 Baker St. MikeD37@gmail.com or farinehart@msn.com.

  • Jun 24, 2008
June is the right time to give your evergreen bushes a healthy trim.

It’s late-June, so get out and prune

The last week in June is the time to get snippy.

  • Jun 21, 2008
June is the right time to give your evergreen bushes a healthy trim.
You can’t keep it all

Preserve kids’ art and schoolwork – minus clutter

It seems everyone I know is trying to de-clutter their homes, including me. And for those of us with school-age children, a lot of our clutter comes directly from our kids’ backpacks. From spelling tests to art projects, if we kept it all, we soon wouldn’t be able to find our children amongst the towering stacks of paper.

  • Jun 21, 2008
You can’t keep it all
Cats like this one are awaiting new owners today during an adoption event at King County’s animal shelter in Kent.

Adopt-a-thon happening June 21 at Kent animal shelter

Looking for a new friend? So are cats at King County’s animal shelters, where officials hope to match the furry occupants with new owners as part of a nationwide campaign. June is national Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month. King County Animal Control will host its third annual Super Pet Adopt-a-thon today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its shelter in Kent. Twenty animal-adoption groups will have adoptable pets at the location.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Cats like this one are awaiting new owners today during an adoption event at King County’s animal shelter in Kent.

GARDEN CALENDAR

WaterWise Demonstration Garden: Self-guided tours showcase plants and gardening methods that conserve water. Plant list available at garden or from Web site. Guided tours available for groups of 12 or more with advance registration. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily. Covington Water District, 18631 S.E. 300th Place, Covington. 253-631-0565, ext. 170, or www.covingtonwater.com.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Ravensdale alpaca ranch hosting tours

Visitors to Morning Star Ranch in Ravensdale can get up close and personal with alpacas during tours today.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Live longer: Walk in a park

Want to live two hours longer? Then get out and walk for an hour.That's among the advice of the American Heart Association, which is teaming… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2008
Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson
Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson

‘Planets’ a gem for science buffs and laymen alike | Book Review

Dava Sobel has been known for her books such as “Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter.” She has been very successful in her efforts to increase the layman’s awareness and understanding of science. “The Planets” is no exception. For those of us who came from the generation that remembers standing out on the lawn at night watching for Sputnik to dance across the sky, this book is a jewel.

  • Jun 19, 2008

Out & About in Covington/Maple Valley | June 18

Getting listed: Out & About, a digest of entertainment and cultural events, is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

  • Jun 19, 2008

An ugly – but lovable – dog named Fred | Pat Cashman

A newspaper story recently quoted a Texas A&M University professor as saying, “Unquestionably, they’re as ugly as sin.” Good thing buzzards can’t read. Their self-esteem would be shattered by that remark. When I read about the buzzards, it brought to mind that I had a dog like that once. His name was Fred. He, too, was “as ugly as sin,” although since he didn’t eat road kill, he had better breath than most buzzards.

  • Jun 18, 2008
Dan Zgolinski

New Green River Welcome Center will bear college’s friend’s name

One of Green River Community College’s biggest supporters isn’t an alumnus. In fact, he didn’t even go to college. Dan Zgolinski, 94, is a longtime friend of Green River. A scholarship he started has helped 36 students pay tuition there, and his years (1991-98) on the college’s fund-raising arm, the GRCC Foundation Board of Directors, have helped garner important funds.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Dan Zgolinski