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By the end of April, the season of Lent will be over, the sting of Good Friday will have passed and we will be living in the Good News of Easter. The regular patterns of life will return. We will no longer be taking intentional time to reflect on our own sin and need of Christ’s redemption.
Artists of all walks of life are invited to Bonney Lake’s quarterly Artist Reception Friday, April 21. The theme is “Bound” and artists and photographers from south Puget Sound will incorporate their work into it – including Glory Cancro, a member of Bonney Lake’s Arts Commission and organizer of the event.
Over 4,000 eggs will be scattered around the Black Diamond Gun Club in celebration of Easter this Friday, March 14.
There are many organizations on the Plateau looking for volunteers. There are also many people willing to serve. But getting the word out about volunteer events doesn’t always reach the right people, or reach them in time.
Once again last Saturday, we celebrated a true Sumner tradition, the Daffodil Festival. While I enjoy memories of marching bands, antique trucks, floats and lots of flowers, I want to thank all the people who made this possible. The list is almost longer than the Sumner Marching Band.
“Our Journey Together” will be on display through May 2.
Pierce County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center is presenting “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” a free six-part series of discussions for families and individuals that focuses on the initial journey of memory loss through Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
I bought a watch for my wife last Christmas, or maybe the one before that, I dunno. Anyway, it quit working so I took it in to have the battery changed. I laid it on the counter and said, “it needs a new battery.”
Death is inevitable, but death by chocolate is a whole other story.
As part of preparation for Lent and Easter, I have revisited the Scriptures about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances.
On Tuesday evening, the students of Sumner University got a Historic Sampler Tour of Sumner, starting with the Ryan House, driving through town and ending at the Sumner City Cemetery.
We’re all going to get what’s coming our way regardless.
No, the popular TV show has not worked its way through all the major cities and reached Sumner (although that would be an interesting idea).
The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017 presents “Living in the Arts,” a showing by painter Lyudmila Simpson.
We’ve all heard of having the blues, but in Western Washington many of us tend to get the blahs. Too many rainy, gray days can take their toll on everybody.
It’s easy to succeed when you never try anything hard.
The free event will feature crafting, gardening, home repair and yard maintenance, library resources and YMCA games.
As we move into Lent, I am especially mindful of all that I have to be thankful for and to be part of the community of Enumclaw as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital; in this small way, it is a big part of my own thanksgiving!
This week, we said goodbye to Bill Pugh, who retired from the City of Sumner. You may know Mr. Pugh from his nine years serving as our public works director.
Valentine’s Day was just a few days ago. The holiday of love. But really, shouldn’t every day be a day of love?
Recently I have been reading “The Measure Of A Man: a spiritual autobiography,” by Sidney Poitier.
Join Pierce County’s Economic Development Department along with County, Federal and State partners at its first post disaster recovery forum Tuesday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Dacca Barn, 2820 54th Ave. E. in Fife.
After 43 years of growth, Enumclaw Youth and Family Services is renewing its commitment to local youth and families with a new name and brand – Nexus Youth and Families. The new brand was officially unveiled Feb. 10 in Auburn.
Here it is February already! Does it still feel like a new year to you? I always get excited about the new year: the possibilities for change, the chance to put some things behind me and the promise of a whole new beginning.
Two things happened last Friday that were seemingly unrelated but are actually inextricably linked.
“Accepted” is how 14-year-old Beau Murphy feels when he participates in Wyldlife Club. Club leaders and kids immediately embraced all of him – including his cerebral palsy – which gave him a sense of belonging.
Every year at New Year’s I make some feeble attempts to “clean up my act.” This year I am trying to get rid of unwanted stuff and clean out my closets. It remains to be seen how well I follow through with my resolutions.
Does God has priorities? Why would God even need priorities? He gets everything just the way he wants it, right?
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Studies demonstrate that 45 percent of people make resolutions having to do with self-improvement.
All the people on the street were bundled tight. Scarves, gloves and fuzzy hats were the order of the day. Everyone was in a hurry to buy their presents and get out of the cold.
There are many forms of grief and not all are related to the loss of a loved family member or a good friend.
Just in case you aren’t aware, Christmas is coming.
It’s Thanksgiving: time to dust off a few of the old classics and take them for a spin.
Driving to work a few mornings ago, I pulled up behind a car at SR 410 and Mundy Loss Road. The car had a sticker in the window that said, “Don’t believe everything you think.” I laughed and rolled my eyes and acknowledged, “Isn’t that the truth!”
Mark Twain said, “I have suffered many things in life, most of which never happened.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for the political season to be over. One of the things I dislike the most about election season is how politicians feed off the anxieties and fears of the country.
I have lived on the Plateau for almost one year now. After moving from Minnesota last Oct. 28 to become the area director at Rainier Hills Young Life, we have begun to settle in and everything around us has become more like home with each day.
Have you ever met someone and you discovered they were nothing like what you thought they would be?
It won’t be long now until most of us have put the ornaments and lights away, taken the Shop-Vac to the needles, forced the wrapping paper and the boxes into either the trash or recycling and closed off Christmas for another year.
Pre-printed 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ income tax forms and instructions are now available at Pierce County Library System locations. Due to federal budget constraints, pre-printed forms and instructions are limited in number and provided while supplies last.
It’s no secret that tax revenue for Social Security is outpaced by payments made to beneficiaries. In less than 20 years, Social Security will only be able to pay out about 75% of promised benefits. What can be done to keep the program healthy for current and future recipients?
With the start of the New Year, it’s a good time to kick off paying closer attention to our physical health. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes and 25% of them don’t know it.
How much can what happens in Olympia affect Sumner? Quite a lot, actually.
If Christ had arrived with trumpets and lain in a cradle of gold, his birth would’ve been an affair
80 percent of dads don’t know what their kids are getting for Christmas until the children open them
As the turkey is roasting, and I gather with family and friends, I want to pause and take a moment to share gratitude for things we enjoy here in Sumner.
Holiday events in Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake and Sumner.