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Second annual Wild Game Feed planned for March 13

The event is open to all men, but especially those in need of a little company.

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

Car review: 2021 Chevy Tahoe 4WD High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for short, in the big scheme of things, are a recent development. Chevrolet, on the other hand,… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country
2021 Lexus NX 300h

Car review: 2021 Lexus NX 300h

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Lexus NX 300h luxury sports utility vehicle provides owners guilt-free mobility. The lower-case h is the key. This hybrid… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021
2021 Lexus NX 300h
Image courtesy Public Health Insider
Image courtesy Public Health Insider
This group of local volunteers got together in September 2019 as a part of a Rural Development Initiative program that aimed to help locals develop leadership skills before sending them off to perform their own community project with a small budget. Pictured is Rick Sellers, Ramsey Graham, Lacey Mansanarez, Sue Hart, Peggy Levesque, Mayor Jeff Sellers, Alli Brewer, Leah Haugen, Trip Hart, David McArtor, Jan Burley, Deyton Cunningham, and Venise Cummingham as they cut the ribbon on a community garden in Wilkeson when the project finished summer of 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Nonprofit offers free leadership training

Rural Development Initiatives starts its program at the end of March.

This group of local volunteers got together in September 2019 as a part of a Rural Development Initiative program that aimed to help locals develop leadership skills before sending them off to perform their own community project with a small budget. Pictured is Rick Sellers, Ramsey Graham, Lacey Mansanarez, Sue Hart, Peggy Levesque, Mayor Jeff Sellers, Alli Brewer, Leah Haugen, Trip Hart, David McArtor, Jan Burley, Deyton Cunningham, and Venise Cummingham as they cut the ribbon on a community garden in Wilkeson when the project finished summer of 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Mason bees, with their hairy bodies, are champions of the insect world when it comes to pollinating our native plants.

Let’s hear it for mason bees: all the benefit, none of the sting

It is just about time for mason bees to emerge from their overwintering cocoons.

  • Feb 17, 2021
Mason bees, with their hairy bodies, are champions of the insect world when it comes to pollinating our native plants.
Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle. Courtesy photo

Car review: Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle

By Larry Lark, contributor Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle continues to be an underrated performer in this competitive category. The top-of-the-line Signature all-wheel… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle. Courtesy photo
St. Elizabeth Hospital. Photo courtesy Virginia Mason Franciscan

Virginia Mason Franciscan looking for volunteers to help with vaccine rollout

You can help out at clinics, or man a phone bank to get people scheduled for appointments.

St. Elizabeth Hospital. Photo courtesy Virginia Mason Franciscan
In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image

Our Own Expressions art and writing contest opens for Buckley students

Young Buckley writers and artists have an opportunity to show off their work in the annual Pierce County Library System Our Own Expressions Teen Writing… Continue reading

In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image
2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

Car review: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

By Larry Lark, contributor Compact sedans are not in vogue now, but the 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL makes one wonder why. The South Korean auto… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL
2020 Honda Insight. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Honda Insight

By Larry Lark, contributor Honda’s Civic and Accord have been bestsellers for decades. The 2020 Honda Insight looks to bridge the gap between the two,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
2020 Honda Insight. Courtesy photo
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor With each passing year Toyota continues to refine and tweak its gas, hybrid and electric engines. The latest recipient was the… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE. Courtesy photo
2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

By Larry Lark, contributor Volkswagen’s full-size Atlas SUV received a bold refresh for 2021, improving on the success of the outgoing model to set it… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Courtesy photo
2021 Toyota Corolla XSE. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor Toyota’s venerable Corolla received a bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation last year, introducing the 12th generation of this compact sedan that dates back… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
2021 Toyota Corolla XSE. Courtesy photo
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BECU scholarships open

High school seniors and college students can apply for a $2,500 scholarship.

  • Jan 19, 2021
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2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again. That’s certainly the case with… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo
2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was the 2021 RX 350L crossover… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo
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Two free sessions aim to help avoid retirement mistakes

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is hosting the sessions Jan. 21 and 23.

  • Jan 15, 2021
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Instead of traditional farmers markets, shoppers pre-order their food from vendors like Robin Hones of Cascadia Greens, who then package up the order and drop it off in your car on market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

REKO markets return to the Plateau

The Farm Fresh Picks at the Creamery opened Jan. 2, while the Enumclaw REKO Market is starting Jan. 17.

Instead of traditional farmers markets, shoppers pre-order their food from vendors like Robin Hones of Cascadia Greens, who then package up the order and drop it off in your car on market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium Luxury sports sedan is not your father’s Cadillac.” Smallish in size, the CT4… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo