Life

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

Learn how to be prepared for Mount Rainier eruption

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.

  • May 12th, 2017

Technology down the drain | Sumner Mayor Update

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.

  • May 10th, 2017

Our faith often has more substance than we realize

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.

  • May 9th, 2017

Elk Head brewing donates $13,000 to Kiwanis

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.

  • May 4th, 2017

Ordinary moments often become magical | Church Corner

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.

  • May 1st, 2017

What do to if you suspect rodents are living in your car | Public Health Insider

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.

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Men walking in heels | Sumner Update

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.

  • Apr 26th, 2017

May the joy of Easter remain alive in your heart | Church Corner

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.

  • Apr 23rd, 2017

People of faith must also be people of action | Church Corner

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.

  • Apr 16th, 2017

Local artists host reception in Bonney Lake

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.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Black Diamond Gun Club

Over 4,000 eggs will be scattered around the Black Diamond Gun Club in celebration of Easter this Friday, March 14.

  • Apr 12th, 2017

National website helps Plateau residents find local volunteer opportunities

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.

Daffodil Festival pictures | Sumner Mayor Update

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.

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Mother-daughter team featured at Gallery 2017

“Our Journey Together” will be on display through May 2.

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Series offers help and support for beginning stage of Alzheimer’s | Pierce County

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.

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Our souls long illumination | Church Corner

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.”

  • Apr 9th, 2017

Students set to shine at 11th annual Death by Chocolate

Death is inevitable, but death by chocolate is a whole other story.

Doubt sometimes leads to a growth in faith | Church Corner

As part of preparation for Lent and Easter, I have revisited the Scriptures about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances.

  • Apr 2nd, 2017

126 years of his and her stories | Sumner Mayor Update

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.

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Making the right choices | Church Corner

We’re all going to get what’s coming our way regardless.

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Law and Order… Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

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).

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Gallery 2017 hosts Simpson showing

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017 presents “Living in the Arts,” a showing by painter Lyudmila Simpson.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

The real test of faith is loving your enemies | Church Corner

It’s easy to succeed when you never try anything hard.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Remember to honor the good in others | Church Corner

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!

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Ditching the blahs | Sumner Mayor Update

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.

  • Mar 16th, 2017

All invited to BL Community Resource Fair

The free event will feature crafting, gardening, home repair and yard maintenance, library resources and YMCA games.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

More than a job | Sumner Update

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.

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Let’s fill our days with compassionate love | Church Corner

Valentine’s Day was just a few days ago. The holiday of love. But really, shouldn’t every day be a day of love?

  • Feb 27th, 2017

Getting through every day with God at my side | Church Corner

Recently I have been reading “The Measure Of A Man: a spiritual autobiography,” by Sidney Poitier.

  • Feb 19th, 2017

Forum designed to help businesses prepare for a disaster | Pierce County

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.

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Enumclaw Youth and Family Services has new name

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.

  • Feb 14th, 2017

We decide exactly what we’ll receive from God | Church Corner

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.

  • Feb 12th, 2017

Plateau Young Life expands offerings

“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.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Progress in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

Two things happened last Friday that were seemingly unrelated but are actually inextricably linked.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Considering what our ‘welcome’ really means | Church Corner

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.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

God knows how to tend to the world’s problems | Church Corner

Does God has priorities? Why would God even need priorities? He gets everything just the way he wants it, right?

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Failed resolutions and God still loves you

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Studies demonstrate that 45 percent of people make resolutions having to do with self-improvement.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Christmas spirit must translate to action | Church Corner

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.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Drop a five in the pot, remember Rudy | Church Corner

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.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Seasonal church services can help soothe the grieving process | Church Corner

There are many forms of grief and not all are related to the loss of a loved family member or a good friend.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

‘Tis the season for movies – and hope | Church Corner

Just in case you aren’t aware, Christmas is coming.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Even during storms we’re in good hands | Church Corner

Mark Twain said, “I have suffered many things in life, most of which never happened.”

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Let’s just be happy with what we have | Church Corner

It’s Thanksgiving: time to dust off a few of the old classics and take them for a spin.

  • Feb 9th, 2017