Life

First-rate performances spring up all around

Mother Nature has taken her timeless paint palette and loaded it up with her exquisite pastels. Her crocuses are teasing us with colors of blue and white. This is the time when I always get inspired to go take painting lessons. I want to capture that moment of life emerging from the still-cold ground. I love the tease of spring’s nurturing promise and the color it gives us.

  • Mar 24, 2009

Wellness Center focuses on fitness

The staff at the Enumclaw Fitness Center, formerly the Enumclaw Wellness Center, invites the public to help celebrate the name change with an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

  • Mar 24, 2009

City offers grant program

The city of Enumclaw’s 2009 regranting applications are available for local arts groups and artists at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E.

  • Mar 24, 2009
Author hosts local workshop

Author hosts local workshop

Local author Joni Sensel will host an Out of This World Fantasy Writing Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. April 4 at the Lindon Bookstore in Enumclaw.

  • Mar 24, 2009
Author hosts local workshop

Plateau performer takes series stage

Entertainer Kevin Jones will perform at the Enumclaw Expo Center fieldhouse April 11.

  • Mar 24, 2009
Umbrellas and Cherry Blossoms is the title of this Eric Wiegardt piece.

Artist brings colorful work and national reputation to Enumclaw for classes

Famed watercolor artist Eric Wiegardt will visit Enumclaw to conduct a four-day workshop in April.

  • Mar 24, 2009
Umbrellas and Cherry Blossoms is the title of this Eric Wiegardt piece.

All relationships are revealed in “As Time Goes By”

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

  • Mar 23, 2009

Not far from Yesterday

Looking back over six Decades

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.

William Nelson
William Nelson
Petria Russell

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.

Petria Russell

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.

Janice Alonzo

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.

Janice Alonzo

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
Diana McBay

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
Diana McBay

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