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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.

Image courtesy Enumclaw High School Drama
Image courtesy Public Health Insider

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.
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