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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.
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.
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.
Days gone by at the old Black Diamond High School will be relived during a reunion next Wednesday of the former school’s classmates.
Ever met one of those people who seemingly can do everything? I know a guy like that.
A listing of events happening in Covington and Maple Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faith-based support for sufferers of fibromyalgia
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.
The Covington Arts Commission has tapped photographers Jan Wieser and Kathryn Stoll as its Display Artists for the month of April.
The Rachael Contoerer Quartet will be featured in a Friday Night Jazz show April 25 at Baker Street Books in Black Diamond.
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.
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.