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 31, 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 23, 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 19, 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 18, 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 18, 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 12, 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 10, 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 9, 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 4, 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 1, 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 27, 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 26, 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 23, 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 16, 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 12, 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 12, 2017