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Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.

Local fundraisers take on new meaning during pandemic

With these hardships have come stories of the power of community crowdfunding in our own backyards.

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.
The Giving Tree at Work-Sports & Outdoors still had several gift tags on it for various local kids in need, as of Dec. 4. Photo by Ray MIller-Still

POM looking for Giving Tree participants, donations for Christmas food bank

More than 144 local kids are in need of holiday gifts this year.

The Giving Tree at Work-Sports & Outdoors still had several gift tags on it for various local kids in need, as of Dec. 4. Photo by Ray MIller-Still
Season' greetings

Send season’s greetings to seniors at Expressions Living Court

Take this opportunity to cheer up local seniors.

Season' greetings
In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo

Santa to visit Buckley, Enumclaw neighborhoods

Make sure you know when Old Saint Nick is traveling through your area Dec. 7 - 12.

In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo
One of the highlights of Holiday Fantasy has been outright donations to a worthy cause. Here, attendees show their support during the 2018 event. This year, the event will be holding a virtual auction over four days. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Holiday Fantasy goes virtual, offers four days of silent auction

The annual Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation fundraiser helps fund nearly a third of the non-profits various programs, from feeding seniors to arranging transport to medical appointments.

One of the highlights of Holiday Fantasy has been outright donations to a worthy cause. Here, attendees show their support during the 2018 event. This year, the event will be holding a virtual auction over four days. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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Smoking, vaping and COVID-19 are not good for the lungs

Now is a good time to quit.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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Dennis Tompkins, "The Evergreen Arborist"

Winter winds are on the way | The Evergreen Arborist

Make sure your trees are in good enough shape to weather the winds.

  • Nov 18, 2020
Dennis Tompkins, "The Evergreen Arborist"
Image courtesy the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Image courtesy the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Hometown holiday poster

‘Hometown Holiday’ parade-in-place set for early December

You can cruise the event on Dec. 4 - 6, but make sure to buy your tickets quick — this event is expected to be packed.

Hometown holiday poster
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is one of several local parks you can visit for free on Nov. 11 and 27. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

State Parks announces last two ‘free days’ for 2020

Nov. 11 and 27 will be the last time you can visit a state park for free.

  • Nov 5, 2020
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is one of several local parks you can visit for free on Nov. 11 and 27. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks
A new paved trail, provided by the city of Enumclaw, extends to a point just shy of the city limits. Here, a trail user and canine companion turn and head back toward Battersby Avenue. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Flat, smooth and short: two trails completed on Enumclaw’s north side

A quick tour of the new trail along Battersby Avenue.

A new paved trail, provided by the city of Enumclaw, extends to a point just shy of the city limits. Here, a trail user and canine companion turn and head back toward Battersby Avenue. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Enumclaw City Councilman Beau Chevassus made a fundraiser of Enumclaw's Mail Express at the start of October. Screenshot

GoFundMe arranged for Mail Express

The fundraiser was set up by Enumclaw City Councilman Beau Chevassus.

Enumclaw City Councilman Beau Chevassus made a fundraiser of Enumclaw's Mail Express at the start of October. Screenshot
New rules to giving blood means going maskless like people could back in January is a no-go. Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest

Give blood to help out Enumclaw High School

Mention “Enumclaw leadership” at the door, and a $10 donation will be made to the school.

New rules to giving blood means going maskless like people could back in January is a no-go. Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest
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EHS drama students offer remote version of “Frankenstein”

Sign up now to catch a performance on Oct. 29, 30, or 31.

Image courtesy the Enumclaw Drama Club
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Local nursing homes offer webinar on senior depression

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29.

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Enumclaw pumpkin carving master David Hauge will be one of the judges for the upcoming Halloween pumpkin carving contest (no pressure). Pictured is the pumpkin he carved in 2019. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Pumpkin carving contest planned for Halloween night

The city of Enumclaw is hosting a pumpkin carving contest for all ages Oct. 31.

Enumclaw pumpkin carving master David Hauge will be one of the judges for the upcoming Halloween pumpkin carving contest (no pressure). Pictured is the pumpkin he carved in 2019. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.

Despite COVID-19, King County libraries still put on a show

Guest column from Lisa Rosenblum.

Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.
With members of the City Council looking on, Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson cuts a ceremonial ribbon, opening a ballot drop box at the library. Photo by Kevin Hanson

County Elections places ballot drop box at Black Diamond library

No longer will Black Diamond residents have to drive out of town to vote.

With members of the City Council looking on, Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson cuts a ceremonial ribbon, opening a ballot drop box at the library. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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What do rising COVID-19 numbers mean for schools? | Public Health Insider

The DOH considers 75 cases or more over two weeks per 100,000 to be a marker of relatively high risk for in-person learning.

  • Oct 19, 2020
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Photo by Ron Heusser

Black Diamond history museum to reopen Halloween

Docents and volunteers took the time it was closed to revamp the displays.

Photo by Ron Heusser