Life

June gardening: what should stay vs. what should go

The second week of June is when your tulip bulb greens are at their ugliest. But resist the urge to purge. Leaving the foliage of spring-blooming bulbs will ensure that the flowers will return next spring.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Posing with one of their exchange students from China are the Burianek family – from left

Covington church’s exchange program is summertime tradition

This is the third year that my family has had the pleasure to host an exchange student from China. We really look forward to it each summer. It’s like adding a sister or brother to the family. At first, we feel anxious and excited, but we try not to overwhelm our new friend with our enthusiasm and let her adjust to my family as we all try to greet her at once. By the second or third day, we have all settled in and she is communicating very well with us.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Posing with one of their exchange students from China are the Burianek family – from left

State reps: Say goodbye to analog, Maple Valley; hello digital TV

State Reps. Glenn Anderson and Jay Rodne are urging their 5th District constituency, including Maple Valley residents, to plan ahead and take advantage of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assistance as the transition date from analog to digital television moves closer.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Black Diamond school’s alumni relive the old days

Days gone by at the old Black Diamond High School will be relived during a reunion next Wednesday of the former school’s classmates.

  • Jun 4, 2008

What do you mean, you can’t swim?

Ever met one of those people who seemingly can do everything? I know a guy like that.

  • Jun 4, 2008

Out & About in Covington/Maple Valley

A listing of events happening in Covington and Maple Valley.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Susan and Jeff Walters found some keys to home selling.

Take it from us: Houses do sell in this market

Susan and Jeff Walters were featured in the Reporter Jan. 26 in an article about the local housing market. Here’s their update on how they fared selling their home.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Susan and Jeff Walters found some keys to home selling.
Free instruction on the Nativer American-style flute will be offered tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. by the Spirit Song Flute Circle at St. George Episcopal Church in Maple Valley. More information is available from group leader Lisa Gillotti (above) at (425) 235-0400.
Free instruction on the Nativer American-style flute will be offered tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. by the Spirit Song Flute Circle at St. George Episcopal Church in Maple Valley. More information is available from group leader Lisa Gillotti (above) at (425) 235-0400.
With their many varieties and relative ease to grow

The secrets of growing tomatoes

The first week of June is Tomato Time. It is also the first week to think about setting pepper and other heat-loving plants out into the garden.

  • Jun 2, 2008
With their many varieties and relative ease to grow

Library hosts video games for teenagers

Covington Library’s next Game On events, in which teens can play GameCube, Xbox 360, PS2 and Nintendo Wii games, is scheduled for 4 p.m. June 4 and June 18.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Out & About

Music

  • Jun 2, 2008

Smooth moves and shrunken heads

I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to southern California. Some people think a move from this part of the world to that part is sort of like trading a gentle scalp massage for a whack on the head with a garden rake.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Briefly

Faith-based support for sufferers of fibromyalgia

  • Jun 2, 2008

OUT & ABOUT

Getting listed: Out & About, a listing of entertainment events, is published in the Reporter 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. Submit items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Jun 2, 2008

OUT & ABOUT

Black Diamond Historical Society Museum: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 32627 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2142, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Photograpy featured in city exhibit

The Covington Arts Commission has tapped photographers Jan Wieser and Kathryn Stoll as its Display Artists for the month of April.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Black Diamond jazz show features quartet

The Rachael Contoerer Quartet will be featured in a Friday Night Jazz show April 25 at Baker Street Books in Black Diamond.

  • Jun 2, 2008
A kids’ roller coaster is among the attractions of the Puyallup Spring Fair April 17-20 at the Western Washington Fairgrounds. Live bands
A kids’ roller coaster is among the attractions of the Puyallup Spring Fair April 17-20 at the Western Washington Fairgrounds. Live bands

Out & About

Boots and Laces Square Dance Club: 7:30-10:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St. 425-413-0084 or www.bootsandlaces.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Out & About

South King County Cultural Association Open House and Resource Fair: 5:30-8 p.m. May 14. Event showcases area resources in dance, heritage, literary arts, music, theater, visual arts, botanical gardens and municipal organizations. Refreshments provided. Admission: Free. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-333-8138 or www.sococulture.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008