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Betty Filsmire stores donated perishables at the Bread of Life Food Bank Dec. 9.

Retired nurse turns in snowbird dreams to help feed the hungry

Until June, Betty Filsmire had planned to become a snowbird upon her retirement. Then the former nurse and Boise resident, along with her husband, Clifford, a retired food service industry employee, discovered the Bonney Lake area.

Betty Filsmire stores donated perishables at the Bread of Life Food Bank Dec. 9.
Elvis impersonator  Danny Vernon  sits in the driver’s seat of his pink-flamed 1956  Cadillac

Performer is king of the road in gift of pink car

Danny Vernon is a lifelong Elvis fan who makes a living impersonating the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – and has the pink Cadillac to prove it.

Elvis impersonator  Danny Vernon  sits in the driver’s seat of his pink-flamed 1956  Cadillac
Gail Poole serves coffee to Orting resident Dale Divelbiss

Service given with many smiles

Gail Poole knows her mission in life. And she makes it part of her job.

Gail Poole serves coffee to Orting resident Dale Divelbiss

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
Ken and Sonna Greer have been sharing their award with members.

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
Ken and Sonna Greer have been sharing their award with members.

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.

Miguel Savala and Martin Soltero

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.

Miguel Savala and Martin Soltero

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’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
Enumclaw's Dodsons celebrate golden anniversary

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

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
Bauer, Enos plan wedding for February