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By TIMI GUSTAFSON, R.D.
Making resolutions at the turn of the year is a time-honored, albeit tiring, custom. It basically forces you to admit you were wrong to indulge in all these wonderful dinner parties and …

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Napa Valley winery to launch Washington state brand
December 26, 2013 – | Comments Off

By Andy Perdue, Great Northwest Wine

One of Napa Valley’s premier wineries is coming to Washington.

Duckhorn Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif., will launch a Cabernet Sauvignon-focused winery using grapes from Red Mountain. Carol Reber, chief marketing and business development officer for Duckhorn, said it will release its first wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2012 vintage, around Labor Day 2014. Read the full story »

‘Tis the season for emotional eating | Timi Gustafson
December 18, 2013 – | Comments Off
‘Tis the season for emotional eating | Timi Gustafson

As the holidays are nearing, even those among us who mostly manage to stay in shape have to wonder how they can prevent serious damage to their waistline this time of the year. It’s no …

Etiquette tips to survive your next holiday gathering
December 16, 2013 – | Comments Off
Etiquette tips to survive your next holiday gathering

Whether you are hosting a fantastic holiday gathering or you’re the gracious guest, ask yourself this question: Are you comfortable with your knowledge of etiquette? Are you confident in your table manners or do you …

Holiday Events: Dec. 14 to Dec. 20
December 12, 2013 – | Comments Off
Holiday Events: Dec. 14 to Dec. 20

Dec. 14
Doktor Kaboom!: The Science of Santa: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Doktor Kaboom, works from the assumption that science and magic are the same thing, and declares Mr. Claus the world’s greatest scientist. …

Top Wine picks from Great Northwest Invitational
December 10, 2013 – | Comments Off
Top Wine picks from Great Northwest Invitational

By Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue, Great Northwest Wine
A new wine competition that takes a different approach has revealed some fascinating results.

The University Book Store guide to gift shopping
December 6, 2013 – | Comments Off

It’s winter, which means it’s time to go holiday shopping for your loved ones. The booksellers at University Book Store put together this list of tips for picking out the perfect literary gift for friends, …

Holiday Events: Dec. 7 to Dec. 13
December 5, 2013 – | Comments Off
Holiday Events: Dec. 7 to Dec. 13

Dec. 7
Bellevue Girlchoir presents Good Cheer: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Holiday carols sung by young singers, accompanied by a string quartet. $13-$18 advance; $15-$20 at door. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. …

Miracle on 34th Street
December 4, 2013 – | Comments Off
Miracle on 34th Street

BY LINDA BALL

The concept of Broadway musicals in concert caught fire at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. said Jennifer Rice with Seattle’s SHOWTUNES.

‘No, it’s great. Really.’ | How to pick gifts that won’t disappoint
December 3, 2013 – | Comments Off
‘No, it’s great. Really.’ | How to pick gifts that won’t disappoint

BY JOSH SUMAN
Holiday shopping can be more than a bit of a drag.
Between horrendous traffic, swarmed parking lots, and even more crowded schedules, finding the right gift for a family member, friend or co-worker …

Leavenworth Lights expected to attract thousands
December 2, 2013 – | Comments Off
Leavenworth Lights expected to attract thousands

BY KELLY MONTGOMERY

During the first three weekends in December, the streets of Leavenworth will welcome thousands of people to enjoy an annual holiday tradition. There will be carolers, roasted chestnuts and of course, Santa …

Holiday Events: Nov. 29 – Dec. 6
November 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
Holiday Events: Nov. 29 – Dec. 6

Nov. 29
Bellevue Place Tree Lighting: 7:30 p.m., following Santa’s arrival at Snowflake Lane in downtown Bellevue (see below). Bellevue Place Wintergarden, Northeast Eighth Street and Bellevue Way.