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Take this time to help someone else and yourself

This is the season of twinkling lights, hot cocoa, trips to our local stores to buy gifts, carols and poinsettias. Instead of enjoying them, we rush around trying to get everything done we think we need to do while trying to buy the “perfect” gift for everyone on our list.

Holiday poem remains popular through the years

After writing this column for more than 25 years, this is still the most requested reprint, so as a gift each year I repeat this tradition and offer the column so it can be sent copywrite free from my Web site, www.binettigarden.com. Just go to the very bottom of the opening Web page.

  • Dec 16, 2008

It’s possible to get too much of a good thing, even the holiday season

We have entered the Advent season. Have you noticed?

  • Dec 9, 2008

New novel is warm offering for the holiday

“’Tis the Season!” by Lorna Landvik, c. 2008, Ballantine Books, $22, 226 pages.

  • Dec 9, 2008

The season calls for more dirt-cheap decorating ideas

During the second week of December we continue with some dirt-cheap ideas for holiday decorating gone green.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Enumclaw Curves one of the best

Enumclaw Curves owners Sonna and Ken Greer, the staff at their fitness and weight management business and the roughly 300 women who work out there are grinning from ear to ear.

  • Dec 9, 2008

New novel is warm offering for the holiday season

“’Tis the Season!” by Lorna Landvik, c. 2008, Ballantine Books, $22, 226 pages.

The season calls for more dirt-cheap decorating ideas

During the second week of December we continue with some dirt-cheap ideas for holiday decorating gone green.

Mr. Jalapeno owners keep ties to Plateau

Martin Soltero may have left his hometown of Cuautla, Jalisco, Mexico, nearly 20 years ago, but he’s still surrounded by a taste of home cooking from his native land – especially in the kitchen of Mr. Jalapeno, his newest restaurant, located in the heart of Midtown Bonney Lake.

Holiday gifts can be found in Bonney Lake

We are very fortunate to have so many great places to find unique holiday gifts while supporting our local economy. Bonney Lake is full of hidden little gems, and I don’t mean the precious stones , although it might be a good place to start.

Artist hand paints ornaments

No two snowflakes are the same. And Linda Studebaker knows it.

December’s prime time for some dirt-cheap decorating

Need dirt-cheap decorating ideas? Early December is the perfect time to prune and trim and harvest a wheelbarrow full of free garden greens for decorating inside and out.

  • Dec 2, 2008

Mom’s gravy and dressing were the best

We are pleased to present readers’ favorite holiday recipes throughout the holiday season. Readers are welcome to submit their favorite recipe, along with a brief accompanying memory, to jhalone@courierherald.com.

Enumclaw’s Dodsons celebrate golden anniversary

Enumclaw residents Ron and Kay Dodson celebrated 50 years of marriage Nov. 29, 2008. They were married Nov. 29, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yakima, Wash.

  • Dec 2, 2008

Mom’s gravy and dressing were the best | Bonney Lake-Sumner Reader Recipes

We are pleased to present readers’ favorite holiday recipes throughout the holiday season. Readers are welcome to submit their favorite recipe, along with a brief accompanying memory, to jhalone@courierherald.com.

Hints for going green are tough to take

“Green Christmas” by Jennifer Basye Sander and Peter Sander, with Anne Basye, c. 2008, Adams Media, $7.95, 192 pages, includes index.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Bauer, Enos plan wedding for February

Dennis Bauer and Jeanie Mannon announce the engagement of their daughter Karly J. Bauer to Shawn M. Enos, son of Steve and Kim Burnside.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Couple wed in Buckley then off to Hawaii

Eric Crivello and Heather Frost were married Aug. 29, 2008, at the Tracy Castle in Buckley, followed by a honeymoon in Hawaii.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Fifty years of wedded bliss for Scotts

Ken and Jody Scott were honored guests at a surprise 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 15. About 80 family members and friends joined in the celebration.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Bride carries on wedding tradition

Rob and Tricia Wittner announce the marriage of their son, Curtis Justin Wittner, to Kelsey Kristine Gullaksen of Tualatin, Ore.

  • Dec 1, 2008