Life

A look at love and marriage as time goes by

“As Time Goes By” by Abigail Trafford, c. 2009, Basic Books, $25.95, 275 pages, includes index.

Petria Russell blends motivation and fun with violin practice

Four years ago, Petria Russell started playing a tube slide to acquaint herself with the violin. On it, she practiced rhythm and built up muscle tone she’d one day need for the real thing.

The arts are springing to life

On the Plateau we can still find exciting things to do and places to go during the cold, dark months of winter right here in our own community.

  • Mar 19, 2009

The arts are springing to life

On the Plateau we can still find exciting things to do and places to go during the cold, dark months of winter right here in our own community.

  • Mar 18, 2009

Book dishes the inside scoop of the Federal Reserve System

“Bernanke’s Test: Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and the Drama of the Central Banker” by Johan Van Overtveldt, c. 2009, B2 Books, $26.00, 287 pages, includes notes and index.

Bonney Lake tutor Janice Alonzo proves life after 50 can be full of promise

You’re never too old to start over. That’s the message Janice Alonzo of Bonney Lake eagerly shares with others. “I just turned 65,” she said. “My goal is to live to be 125 – so I figure I’m already half-way there.” Setting goals has become second-nature for Alonzo since graduating in 1961 from Immaculate Conception High in Seattle.

Boy Scouts’ canoe trip stirs up stories of Vikings and friends like Huck Finn

“Life sure is easy on a raft, ain’t it Huck?” said Tom Sawyer as he and Huck Finn floated the river.

“Pink Houses” a David-Goliath tale

“Little Pink House” by Jeff Benedict, c. 2009, Grand Central Publishing, $26.99, 397 pages, includes index.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Boy Scouts’ canoe trip stirs up stories of Vikings and friends like Huck Finn

“Life sure is easy on a raft, ain’t it Huck?” said Tom Sawyer as he and Huck Finn floated the river.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Pilates Performers demonstrate the benefits of exercise as population ages

The Enumclaw Senior Center’s “Platinum Pilates Performers,” led by instructor Stephanie Sackett-Converse, participated in a pilates demonstration to city employees during the city’s February lunchtime wellness program.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Plateau area neighbors need a hand during these trying times

Christmas, six years ago, I wrote an article asking people to donate to Plateau Outreach Ministry and to both the Buckley and Enumclaw food banks. Since then, both Black Diamond and Bonney Lake have developed active food banks.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Death and Dying: How to make it through the grief

We all know death is inevitable. But facing our own mortality or the death of a loved one brings up emotions that can be difficult to deal with. Grief is the healing process that allows us to adjust to the change or loss in our lives.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Death and Dying: How to make it through the grief

We all know death is inevitable. But facing our own mortality or the death of a loved one brings up emotions that can be difficult to deal with. Grief is the healing process that allows us to adjust to the change or loss in our lives.

Musician reaches out to seniors through writing

Ron Hampton has gone by a lot of nicknames over the years: from “Blackie” in his childhood to “Country” during his Vietnam-era military service and “Rental Ron” – a name attributed to his former occupation.

We can reach out and help the hungry

Christmas, six years ago, I wrote an article asking people to donate to both the Buckley and Enumclaw food banks. Since then, Bonney Lake has developed an active food bank of its own.

Savage’s work on display at city hall gallery

Artist Jeff Savage will present his blown glass artwork at Enumclaw’s City Hall Gallery through May 5.

Gallery featuring area photographer

Auburn photographer Jan Wieser is featured in the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2009 March exhibit with “The Open Lens.” The show runs through April 1 at Enumclaw City Hall.

When No One Is Left

The word came over the loud speaker