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Pierce County offers free SoundGRO fertilizer on March 14

With spring right around the corner, Pierce County is offering free samples of its SoundGRO fertilizer to help bring yards back to life.

Neighbors were few and far between on farm | Jean Gillespie

One time dad went to “the shack” to work. He went alone with the horses and wagon and took his dinner. Some of us kids usually went with him on these trips but this time we chose to stay home.

  • Feb 17, 2009
Heart health book published for February

Heart health book published for February

With February being American Heart Month, there is no better time to take steps toward improving your heart’s health and overall well-being through better diet and exercise.

  • Feb 17, 2009
Heart health book published for February

Alaskan wilderness adventure provides beautiful memories to last a lifetime

It was late in the day and the marshlands stretched for miles, with shallow channels leading in numerous directions, draining away the last of the salt water before low tide. Trudging across the mud flats, my kayak sliding easily behind me on the slick surface, I kept my mind on high alert. I’m tired and alone. Cold and hungry. Can’t make any mistakes here. The Forest Service cabin peeked above the tall grass and after 10 hours of steady paddling through rainsqualls, the cabin, with a woodstove and dry wood, was all I craved for the day’s efforts.

  • Feb 17, 2009
Getting blood pressure checked often can help head off a variety of health problems.

Stroke warning signs are easily detected

Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when bloodflow to the brain is disrupted. Disruption in bloodflow is caused when either a blood clot or piece of plaque blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into surrounding tissues (hemorrhagic stroke).

  • Feb 17, 2009
Getting blood pressure checked often can help head off a variety of health problems.

Heart health supporters seeing red in February

If you watched the news on Channel 4 Feb. 6, you noticed that all the women wore red dresses and the men red ties. They were celebrating “Go Red for Women Day” sponsored by the American Heart Association.

  • Feb 17, 2009

Sometimes God’s will gets tested

I’m reading this passage that says “accept all authority – the king as head of state and the officials he has appointed…It is God’s will that your good lives should silence those who make foolish accusations against you” while I’m waiting for the final inspection by the electrical inspector. So when she comes in and starts taking off all the covers, getting out the ladder and climbing up in the crawl space, looking behind the panels and being incredibly thorough, the electrician looks at me with a kind of worried expression on his face and whispers, “man, she’s tough.” And I’m fine with that because I’m not the electrician.

  • Feb 16, 2009
Kaylee Markonich shares photographs and information about her time with Evergreen Equestrian 4-H Club with High Point Village resident Goldie Hahto. Love was in the air at High Point Village Saturday afternoon.  It wasn’t romantic love

A Happy Valentine’s Day

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  • Feb 16, 2009
Kaylee Markonich shares photographs and information about her time with Evergreen Equestrian 4-H Club with High Point Village resident Goldie Hahto. Love was in the air at High Point Village Saturday afternoon.  It wasn’t romantic love

Alaskan wilderness adventure provides beautiful memories to last a lifetime

It was late in the day and the marshlands stretched for miles, with shallow channels leading in numerous directions, draining away the last of the salt water before low tide. Trudging across the mud flats, my kayak sliding easily behind me on the slick surface, I kept my mind on high alert. I’m tired and alone. Cold and hungry. Can’t make any mistakes here. The Forest Service cabin peeked above the tall grass and after 10 hours of steady paddling through rainsqualls, the cabin, with a woodstove and dry wood, was all I craved for the day’s efforts.

Getting blood pressure checked often can help head off a variety of health problems.

Stroke warning signs are easily detected

Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when bloodflow to the brain is disrupted. Disruption in blood flow is caused when either a blood clot or piece of plaque blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into surrounding tissues (hemorrhagic stroke).

Getting blood pressure checked often can help head off a variety of health problems.

The Compleat Home Gardener Marianne Binetti Pre-spring planting is something gardeners can dig

Marianne Binetti will speak at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, 10 a.m. Saturday on “New Plants for Old Gardens” and at 2 p.m. Sunday on “Garden Thunder from Down Under.” The show is at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. For more information go to www.gardenshow.com.

Belly dancers bring art form to Sumner

Belly dancers bring art form to Sumner

There was a whole lotta’ shakin’ going on Feb. 11 when Zemirah and her fellow belly dancers jingled and shook the afternoon away at the Sumner Senior Center.

Belly dancers bring art form to Sumner
Knit-Pickers provide warmth through      homemade blankets

Knit-Pickers provide warmth through homemade blankets

If Leila Miller and her fellow Knit-Pickers get their way, no sick children or traumatized family members will ever have to face life’s most difficult moments without the warmth of a homemade blanket.

Knit-Pickers provide warmth through      homemade blankets

Volunteers extend help to Sumner’s oldest employee

Bette Western lived through a nightmare Jan. 7 after the rising waters of the Puyallup River raced over a barricade of sandbags, destroyed her Sumner apartment and forced her to seek temporary shelter until a new residence could be located.

Tests, exercise and eating well are important Step Out With Seniors Mary Andrews

If you watched the news on Channel 4 Feb. 6, you noticed that all the women wore red dresses and the men red ties. They were celebrating “Go Red for Women Day” sponsored by the American Heart Association.

Serving Wine Walkers
Serving Wine Walkers

Self-improvement and resolutions solved with gardening

Marianne Binetti will speak at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, 10 a.m. Feb. 21 on “New Plants for Old Gardens” and at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 on “Garden Thunder from Down Under.” The show is at the Washington State Convention Center at Seventh and Pike in downtown Seattle. For more information go to www.gardenshow.com.

Authors savors sweetness in relationships

“Remember the Sweet Things” by Ellen Greene, c. 2009, William Morrow, $19.95, 288 pages.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Violin students perform

The students of violin teacher Ruth Dirks were featured in a winter recital Jan. 26 at the Enumclaw Church of the Nazarene. Each violinist worked hard to prepare for the recital so they could share their piece with family and friends.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Violinist offering Saturday concert

Seattle violinist, Geoffrey Castle is pulling out the stops for his show in Enumclaw at the fieldhouse Saturday.

  • Feb 10, 2009