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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.
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.
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.
My wife and I recently watched the live movie version of “Beauty and the Beast.” It is indeed a “tale as old as time.”
The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017, in conjunction with 4Culture of King County, presents a showing by local painter Gary LaTurner.
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.
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 is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington, providing residents an opportunity to learn about steps that can be taken to reduce potential impacts caused by such a devastation.
We deal with what happens between water going down your drain and going back out into our rivers. Believe it or not, it takes a lot of technology, gravity, and even some bacteria.
Jesus left us, yes, but in doing so, made sure we could be free of doubt and full of confidence concerning his triumph over death.
The Buckley Kiwanis Club recently honored the Elk Head Brewing Co. and its patrons for their ongoing support of the Buckley Kiwanis Food Bank and the Donald Loomis Memorial Clothing Bank.
A couple years ago I gathered a few friends in their 20s and 30s to attend a women’s retreat. Our group was small, so we were paired in a cabin with another group of ladies, mostly in their 50s and 60s.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare but sometimes deadly disease that people can get by breathing in hantavirus contained in the droppings or urine of deer mice.
Inspired by the old saying “you cannot understand a person’s experience until you have walked a mile in their shoes,” five of Sumner’s leaders will join courageous men across Pierce County to boldly walk in women’s shoes.
Last week, as I was preparing for Easter Sunday, I realized that I don’t think I’ve ever missed being in a worship gathering, on any Easter Sunday morning, ever in my life.
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.
It’s easy to succeed when you never try anything hard.
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!
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.
The free event will feature crafting, gardening, home repair and yard maintenance, library resources and YMCA games.
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.
“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.
Two things happened last Friday that were seemingly unrelated but are actually inextricably linked.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Twain said, “I have suffered many things in life, most of which never happened.”
It’s Thanksgiving: time to dust off a few of the old classics and take them for a spin.