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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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Flea market family fantasy
July 18, 2013 – | Comments Off
Flea market family fantasy

Loud and About Column by Heija Nunn
I have been forever fascinated by the idea of selling at a flea market. But the idea of getting strangers to pay me for the things I choose has …

Fun for the entire family: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival
July 16, 2013 – | Comments Off
Fun for the entire family:  Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

By Keegan Prosser
When Kevin Sur got involved in helping plan Doe Bay Festival on Orcas Island five years ago, making the event a family-friendly destination wasn’t at the heart of his mission. For him and …

GRILLIN’ @ HOME
July 8, 2013 – | Comments Off
GRILLIN’ @ HOME

It’s finally summertime here in the Northwest and that means it’s time to get grilling. Sure, you can fire up your Weber or Char-Broil, but grilling can be more interesting and fun with the right …

Moyer Foundation helps kids in distress
July 2, 2013 – | Comments Off
Moyer Foundation helps kids in distress

By Rose Dennis
A total of 420 people turned out for the Moyer Foundation luncheon May 16, raising $185,000, which benefitedCamp Erin and Camp Mariposa for children in distress. Karen and Jamie Moyer presented the …

Bubble tea takes off
July 1, 2013 – | Comments Off
Bubble tea takes off

By Celina Kareiva
There’s much speculation about the origin of bubble tea. The cold drink, most often enjoyed with chewy tapioca pearls, was allegedly invented in Taiwanese tea shops in the 1980s. But that’s where consensus …

HOT TIPS: The shows you don’t want to miss this summer
June 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
HOT TIPS: The shows you don’t want to miss this summer

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Michael Franti & Spearhead
A duo from Mexico (via Ireland – real life) whose fast-pasted, acoustic guitar acrobats are not only uber pleasing to the ear, but incredible to watch. Although the …

Getting awkward with Adam Ray
June 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
Getting awkward with Adam Ray

By Keegan Prosser

Adam Ray may call Los Angeles home now, but the comedian and actor honed his craft growing up in the Greater Seattle area – something he admits influences his humor.
“Growing up in my …

Editor’s note: Summer Memories
June 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
Editor’s note: Summer Memories

Dear reader,
There’s nothing more comforting, more exciting – more enjoyable – than being reacquainted with something you used to love. This tends to happen to me a lot – with music, and books, and …

SUMMER GRUB
June 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
SUMMER GRUB

By Linda Ball
There’s more than one kind of barbecue to enjoy – and it seems folks are pretty passionate about the kind they favor.
Brothers John and Todd Harrell own 3-pigs Bar B-Q in …

Brain freeze: Fresh drinks for the warmer months
June 17, 2013 – | Comments Off
Brain freeze: Fresh drinks for the warmer months

BY CELINA KAREIVA
As the mercury rises around the Eastside, finding a drink that fights the temps is essential.We’ve put together a list of places to grab delicious smoothies and healthy juice for when you tire …