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PHOTOS BY KEVIN HANSON Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Aubree Axelson can be found at Enumclaw’s Flensted Park, reading stories to kids and their parents. It’s a volunteer effort by Axelson, who spends most of the year in front of youngsters while serving as a kindergarten teacher at Elk Ridge Elementary in Buckley. The Tuesday events are a drop-in affair, no cost and no need to register.

At a glance | July 2021 events

The Courier-Herald is excited to bring back our monthly “At A Glance” event calendar. We launched At A Glance in December 2019, but printed the… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021

 

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You probably won’t die in your sleep | Senior Lifestyles

Traditional estate planning is based on notions that are out of sync with today’s realities. Is the goal of your estate plan to make things… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021

 

2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport

Car review: 2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to manufacturing compact luxury sports sedans, the folks at Lexus know what they’re doing. With more than 20… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2021

 

2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

Car review: 2021 Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor The latest incarnation of the Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan exemplifies textbook German engineering. This 2021 model builds on the high-performance… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus

Car review: 2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus

By Larry Lark, contributor The Mazda3 has always looked the part of a sports car. Now, with a Skyactiv-G, 2.5-liter, DOHC turbocharged engine, it acts… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021
2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus
2021 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Trail Special Edition

Car review: 2021 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 Trail Special Edition

By Larry Lark, contributor If the great outdoors is your playground, it only makes sense the 2021 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Trail Special Edition is the… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021
2021 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Trail Special Edition
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Taking an upstream approach to preventing LGBTQ youth cannabis use | Public Health Insider

LGBTQ youth report the highest rates of marijuana use in King County.

  • Jun 14, 2021
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Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Dr. Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Nonprofit to host birthday party for girls aging out of the foster care system

Eileen & Callie’s Place is hosting Celebrate 18!, a celebration and resource event, Saturday, July 17.

Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Dr. Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
The Blues Brothers was one of the acts to grace the Buckley Concert Series in 2019. The 2020 concert series was canceled due to the pandemic. This year, the Blues Brothers will not be making an appearance during the series. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Free and outdoors, summer concerts set for Enumclaw, Buckley

Rock n’ roll, blues, jazz and more coming July, August

The Blues Brothers was one of the acts to grace the Buckley Concert Series in 2019. The 2020 concert series was canceled due to the pandemic. This year, the Blues Brothers will not be making an appearance during the series. Photo by Kevin Hanson
This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.

Donate blood, win an electric scooter, sports memorabilia

Regional non-profit Bloodworks Northwest faces a shortage of blood donations

This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.
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Supporting survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19 | Public Health Insider

DV-related homicides in King County nearly doubled in 2020, as compared to 2018 and 2019.

  • Jun 7, 2021
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Small artwork wanted for juried art exhibit at county fair

Deadline to submit your art is June 25.

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Car review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

Car review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

By Larry Lark, contributor Sometimes it’s better to zig when the competition zags. That’s what Hyundai did with the 2021 Sonata N Line, an expansion… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021
Car review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line
A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image

Lookout tower could greet Mount Peak visitors as early as August

The steel replica tower is estimated to cost around $600,000, though the state and county have given grants to the project.

A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image
Snowpack melt rushes from a waterfall about one mile into the Palisades trail. Photo by Alex Bruell

Minutes away from: Palisades Trail

In a little over an hour, you could be under this waterfall.

Snowpack melt rushes from a waterfall about one mile into the Palisades trail. Photo by Alex Bruell
Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Beautify Enumclaw planning meeting June 2

Here’s your chance to make the Plateau a more beautiful place to live.

Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor Kia’s fourth-generation Sorrento sports utility vehicle is a game-changer. Since its debut in 2002, the Sorento is one of Kia’s best-known… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 GLB250 4MATIC is a brand-spanking new addition to the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup. Durable and practical with powerful yet compact… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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Daffodil Princesses Guadalupe Perez-Delores and Karah Ritter. Photo courtesy the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

These Daffodil Princesses got vaccinated for COVID-19

Now they want their peers to do the same.

  • May 12, 2021
Daffodil Princesses Guadalupe Perez-Delores and Karah Ritter. Photo courtesy the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Volunteers geared up to tidy the trails. Submitted photo

Leading the Charge: Earth Day at Lake Sawyer Regional Park

About 15 Black Diamond locals joined forces to clean up the park.

Volunteers geared up to tidy the trails. Submitted photo