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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
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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
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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
Pictured left to right is Bill Swedberg (Santa), Jan Capetto (Mrs. Claus), Cara Porter (elf) Scott Sherer (captain), Jonny Hoefig (gaffer), and Sue Sherer. Photo courtesy Lauren Landis

Santa helps bring in big bucks for Black Diamond Community Center

The annual Lake Sawyer Santa Boat event brought in nearly $50,000 for the local nonprofit.

Pictured left to right is Bill Swedberg (Santa), Jan Capetto (Mrs. Claus), Cara Porter (elf) Scott Sherer (captain), Jonny Hoefig (gaffer), and Sue Sherer. Photo courtesy Lauren Landis
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon. And the E-Class series is rarer still. With more than 14 million units… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck lands in my driveway. The latest iteration,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo
The 100+ Women Who Care Foothills’ recently voted to give Elk Run Farm, a Maple Valley-based fresh fruit and vegetable grow operation, $6,100. Contributed photo

100 Women Who Care plan January meeting

The nonprofits presenting this next week are Foster Champs, Left Behind K9 Rescue, and The Wishing Well Foundation.

The 100+ Women Who Care Foothills’ recently voted to give Elk Run Farm, a Maple Valley-based fresh fruit and vegetable grow operation, $6,100. Contributed photo
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

Virtual town hall meeting to focus on COVID vaccine

The town hall will be hosted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

  • Jan 4, 2021
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
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Enumclaw planning ‘snow play’ day, moving night market to Kelly’s building

The snow day hopes to be Saturday, Jan. 9, but is extremely weather dependent.

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Pictured is Building Beyond the Walls founder Sue Hart, Hope Lutheran Pastor Keith Marshall, and BBtW Board Director David McArtor. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Hope Lutheran becomes proud host of Free Pantry

The Free Pantry came from the nonprofit Building Beyond the Walls.

Pictured is Building Beyond the Walls founder Sue Hart, Hope Lutheran Pastor Keith Marshall, and BBtW Board Director David McArtor. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin

Season’s tweetings: Christmas Bird Count returns

Rainier Audubon Society encompasses the South King County areas of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines, Redondo, Renton and more while also extending out toward Mount Rainier.

A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin
Image courtesy Washington State Parks

State Parks offers two free days in January

The free days are Jan. 1 to ring in the new years.

  • Dec 23, 2020
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Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.

Kayaking kid conquers raging rapids

“Between Two Swims” captures family’s brave adventures on film.

Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.
Image courtesy Enumclaw High School Drama

“Wonderful Life” presented remotely by EHS drama

The virtual play will be hosted Dec. 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

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Give the gift of winter safety this year | Public Health Insider

Tips on driving and playing in the snow, as well as ice skating and gift giving.

  • Dec 14, 2020
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Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.

Hoping to get folks downtown, Buckley closes Main Street on weekends

Main Street will be closed Fridays at 4 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday.

Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.