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Taking care of myself is important

Over the past few weeks I have learned a lot about taking good care of myself.

It’s time for produce to sprout in gardens big and small

By the third week of June your beans should be up, your peas in flower and your corn plants emerging from the soil.

Bonnie Messinger holds up her certificate for winning first place in the essay contest.

Bonnie Messinger’s essay wins first place in Bonney Lake writing contest

Bonnie Messinger was announced as the winner of the “Living Today for a Better Tomorrow” writing contest sponsored in May at the Bonney Lake Senior Center.

Bonnie Messinger holds up her certificate for winning first place in the essay contest.

There’s still time to get some vegetables in the ground

By the third week of June your beans should be up, your peas in flower and your corn plants emerging from the soil. Haven’t yet planted a vegetable garden? There is still time to put seeds of beans, carrots, cabbage and squash into the soil. Take a shortcut and buy plants already started in four inch pots or gallon-sized containers from the nursery and you’ll still have all summer to watch them grow. Almost any vegetable can be grown in a pot, but squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs are the easiest if your “farmland” is nothing more than a deck or patio.

  • Jun 16, 2009

Step Out With Seniors

Over the past few weeks I have learned a lot about taking good care of myself. I had an easy surgery, but developed complications which extended the recovery and never could have gotten where I am on my own. Here is some of what I learned. Hopefully, you will never need to use it, but, if you do, take it to heart.

  • Jun 10, 2009
On a sunny Sunday in May
On a sunny Sunday in May
Bert the Salmon

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  • Jun 9, 2009
Bert the Salmon

WRHS opens native plant garden

Through a grant from the National Wildlife Fund, students in Michele Larson’s White River High School advanced placement biology class have been putting together a garden that involves the community and creates awareness about native plants.

Preserving food fun and easy

Food preservation can be a scary adventure, but it doesn’t have to be. Dehydrating is a very easy way to preserve food. It is energy efficient and takes very little space to store. And it also lasts a long time in the pantry, if you can keep the family from gobbling it up too fast.

  • Jun 9, 2009
The team is Matt Ton

Lake Tapps student part of UW green team

High energy prices sent facility managers and building owners scrambling for ways to reduce their electric bills for the past two years. But schools located near a university with a student chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association can tap into a new student competition to help improve their building’s energy efficiency.

  • Jun 9, 2009
The team is Matt Ton

Music series ends with country performer

The Enumclaw Expo Center and Evenings on the Plateau series finalize the season with a performance by country singer Jonathan Harris. He’ll be performing at the fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Jun 9, 2009

Music recital Friday night

Enumclaw Music will sponsor a recital at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enumclaw. The performers are students of teachers who teach at Enumclaw Music.

  • Jun 9, 2009

Enumclaw High group takes first-place honors in Vancouver festival

The Enumclaw High School wind ensemble captured first place in its division at the Heritage National Music Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, in May.

On a sunny Sunday in May
On a sunny Sunday in May
Bert the Salmon
Bert the Salmon

WRHS opens native plant garden

Through a grant from the National Wildlife Fund, students in Michele Larson’s White River High School advanced placement biology class have been putting together a garden that involves the community and creates awareness about native plants.

Preserving food fun and easy

Food preservation can be a scary adventure, but it doesn’t have to be. Dehydrating is a very easy way to preserve food. It is energy efficient and takes very little space to store. And it also lasts a long time in the pantry, if you can keep the family from gobbling it up too fast.

Best pruning job makes trees and shrubs look like they’re untouched

June is a good time to grab the pruners, gloves and first aid kits and launch into the summer pruning chores. By now, many landscape plants have put on most of their new growth.

The team is Matt Ton

Lake Tapps student part of UW green team

High energy prices sent facility managers and building owners scrambling for ways to reduce their electric bills for the past two years. But schools located near a university with a student chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association can tap into a new student competition to help improve their building’s energy efficiency.

The team is Matt Ton

Time to give hungry plants another ration of fertilizers The Compleat Home Gardener Marianne Binetti

It’s the second week of June and time for second helpings. If you dutifully fertilized your container gardens, hanging baskets and vegetable garden last month, now is the time to give all your hungry plants another ration of plant food. Like leggy teenagers, your annuals, perennials and vegetables are having a growth spurt and crave nutrients. Your roses are so famished for more fertilizer that they feel faint with hunger.