Life

Learn to compost with some red wrigglers

The Dinkelman Worm Farm is hosting a vermiculture demonstration — or the cultivation of earth worms — at the Delvin Farms Good For All Plants event next weekend to help people create compost in their own homes to help benefit their gardens or farms.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

 

Free series provides insight from expert on death, dying

As a funeral home director in the 1980s, Duane Weeks began wondering why people weren’t dealing with death very well.

  • Sep 19th, 2017

 

Use our blessings to serve others | Church Corner

As the smoke and ash rolled in this week, and last, I stood in awe of it’s quantity and thickness. The snowflake-like ash fell to the ground covering patio furniture, cars and even settling like dander on my head and across my shoulders. It was a unique experience.

  • Sep 17th, 2017

 

Free yard care tips for the ‘green’ gardener | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Does your yard need a fall facelift? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the city of University Place are here to help.

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Gear up for Touch-A-Truck | Pierce County

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host its 10th annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma.

  • Sep 8th, 2017

Gallery 2017 to host Waskul’s ‘Feelings’ photo exhibit

The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County will present the photographic images of Mary Waskul.

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Black Diamond gearing up for annual Labor Days celebration

The three-day festival, carrying the theme “Experience A New adventure,” gets rolling at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and wraps up at 4 p.m. Monday. Most activities will take place at the elementary school ball field.

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Plan ahead now for Labor Day Travel | Department of Transportation

Heading out for one last summer holiday weekend? Planning ahead could be the key to smooth sailing whether on land or sea.

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

4 tips for making the back-to-school transition successful | MultiCare

It’s almost that time of year again. The early mornings, the homework, the busy schedules and most important, structured meals.

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Kidz Kraze Festival presents host of free activities | Pierce County

Pierce County Parks & Recreation invites you to experience what it has to offer it at its inaugural Kidz Kraze Festival from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27.

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Drug free coalition hosts awareness walk Aug. 31

A walk to highlight International Overdose Awareness Day is being sponsored by the Foothills Drug Free Coalition.

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Festival brings full day of music to downtown Enumclaw

Downtown Enumclaw will be filled with tunes of all types Saturday as the fifth annual Enumclaw Music Festival brings performers to three stages.

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Weigh in on the future of Sumner parks | Sumner Mayor Update

A little over a year ago, I had the honor of “opening” the new zip line in Loyalty Park by riding it into a ribbon.

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Garlic and Goats festival returns to Buckley

The festival’s intent is to promote small, local farms by highlighting different varieties of garlic, letting people interact with farm animals and giving people access to a local working farm for the day, according to the event’s hosts and owners of Simple Goodness Farm Ross and Venise Cunningham.

  • Aug 9th, 2017

God, gators and gumbo; local teens serve in New Orleans

I could have spent the first days of my summer like any other kid. Going to the lake, relaxing with friends, playing video games. Instead, I was flown down to New Orleans, slept on the floor of an empty church, and told to work. And I couldn’t be more grateful.

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Chorale recruiting additional members, planning concerts

The four-part, nonprofit organization boasts close to 40 members who rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Enumclaw Senior Center. The next round of rehearsals begins Sept. 7.

  • Aug 8th, 2017

To catch a suspect (or two) | Sumner Mayor Update

Believe it or not, there are people who move to Sumner, figuring that a safe community means nothing bad ever happens.

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Time for back to school immunizations | Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health is urging parents and guardians to make sure their kids’ immunizations are up to date before heading back to school this fall.

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Change, even in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

After almost twenty years in public service, one of the things of which I am most proud is the staff that serves our city.

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Take flight at the Annual Kite Festival | Pierce County

Hundreds of colorful kites of all shapes and sizes will fill the skies over Chambers Creek Regional Park at the annual Kite Festival set for Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Jul 26th, 2017

King County Fair | Photo Gallery

The King County Fair opened the gates to the longest running fair west of the Mississippi

Buckley Summer Series continues with family-friendly performance, concert

Entertainment starts at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Tunes@Tapps begins concert series

Allan Yorke Park was filled with the sound of the Generals 7 Dixie Land Band.

Appreciate what we have and strive for better | Church Corner

I’m sitting at Starbucks thinking about our shift from the USA of past centuries to our USA of today.

  • Jul 9th, 2017

Summertime in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

Every season in Sumner is special, but summer seems more so, maybe because our name practically is “summer.”

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Faith has us take the hand of the hurting | Church Corner

I took my aisle seat on a flight destined for Orlando. Sitting next to me was a couple, probably in their mid-40s, the wife being in the center position next to me while her husband occupied the seat by the window.

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Libraries host summer reading program

The program runs June 24 through Sept. 3 and is offered at al branches of the Pierce County Library System.

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Bonney Lake High School Graduation 2017 | Gallery

Check out BLHS’ graduation at the Showware Center this year!

  • Jun 21st, 2017

TIPs for Sumner traffic | Sumner Mayor Update

Yes, we continue to have traffic throughout Sumner. The question is, what are we doing about it?

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Free meals during the summer months

Families throughout the area, particularly school-age children, can receive nutritious meals throughout the summer months. In all cases, food is provided free, courtesy of local school districts, cities and civic organizations.

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Sumner High School Graduation 2017 | Gallery

Check out Sumner High School’s 2017 graduation!

  • Jun 20th, 2017

True faith is not found in the self-help section | Church Corner

Have you ever noticed that in most bookstores, the religion section is right next to the self-help section? I understand why bookstores situate these genres next to each other.

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Forever in peace | Sumner Mayor Update

Yesterday was Flag Day, and a small fact you may not know is that around Flag Day every year, the City replaces all our American flags with new ones and properly disposes of the old ones.

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Worn American flags can be turned in, traded for new

The event is part of National Flag Week and ends Saturday, June 17.

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Enumclaw High School Class of 2017 | Gallery

Check out the Hornets in their graduation garb as they receive their high school diplomas.

Classmates sought for 50-year EHS reunion

The Enumclaw High School graduating class of 1967 is preparing for a 50-year reunion and organizers are looking for some missing classmates.

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Lust for power and money has brought horrible acts | Church Corner

Recently our adult education class at Calvary Presbyterian Church has been studying the difficult subject of genocide. We have included the Syrian refugee crisis and the forced famine in the Sudan as part of this subject.

  • Jun 11th, 2017

Buckley Kiwanis name Students of the Month

A pair of White River School District students were honored by members of the Buckley Kiwanis Club, selected as the organization’s Students of the Month.

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Amazon expanding in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

Puget Sound Business Journal broke the news about Amazon expanding in Sumner. They are improving nearly 500,000 square feet which almost doubles their size in Sumner.

  • Jun 7th, 2017

3-D printing classes at Pierce County libraries

From household objects like lamps and shower heads to printable pants and dresses, people can learn how to print those and more during free “Intro to 3-D Printing” classes at public libraries in Bonney Lake and Sumner.

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Public health vet says ‘don’t kiss your chicks’ | Public Health Insider

On June 2, the Washington State Department of Health announced an ongoing Salmonella outbreak associated with live poultry. As of the latest update on this outbreak, 16 people in Washington (including two in King County) have been diagnosed with Salmonella, though the outbreak is affecting people nationwide.

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Save every last cent with Pierce County | Aging and Disability Resource Center

Many older adults have a dream that they will be able to live worry-free lives after their working years. In theory, Social Security, retirement benefits and savings are their means to continue living healthy, active lives. But often times that income shrinks and financial pressures grow.

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Remembering Memorial Day | Sumner Mayor Update

We’ve all heard the “it takes a village” phrase for raising children. Really, it also takes a “village” to do anything really great.

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Weather may be getting hot, but waters are still dangerously cold | Public Health Insider

Cold water can cause even the strongest swimmers to become incapacitated from cold-water shock, causing muscles to stop working within minutes of immersion in cold water. The best decision this time of year, especially for rivers, is to stay out.

  • May 31st, 2017

Popular spring and summer hikes on the Plateau

It’s as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. Whether taking a simple stroll or tackling a strenuous hiking trail, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy life outdoors. Here’s a look at just a few local favorite destinations.

‘13 Reasons Why’ is worth settling in and watching

It’s no secret when a new show is released on Netflix. Posts can be seen all over social media discussing this new must watch show or movie. And a month ago when “13 Reasons Why” was released, it was no different.

Once transformed, we live a tale as old as time | Church Corner

My wife and I recently watched the live movie version of “Beauty and the Beast.” It is indeed a “tale as old as time.”

  • May 23rd, 2017

LaTurner featured at Gallery 2017

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017, in conjunction with 4Culture of King County, presents a showing by local painter Gary LaTurner.

  • May 19th, 2017

Peace comes when we can show forgiveness | Church Corner

Why is it so hard to be wronged? In general, human beings hate seeing a wrong go unpunished, especially when we are the ones wronged.

  • May 18th, 2017

‘Blessing of Refugees’ at Sumner LDS stake

Local churches are partnering to host an interfaith, non-partisan community event and donation drive to bless refugees who have been forced from their home countries and resettled to the Seattle area.

  • May 18th, 2017