Author Archive | Amanda Dorough

Finding My Dream Home

When I was younger my friends and I loved playing a game called MASH.  With a little creativity and numbers it would predict who we would marry (I’m still waiting for Justin Timberlake to propose), how many kids we would have, how much money we would make and where we would live.  Sometimes my friends […]

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Upcoming Events June/July 2011

Burien Carnival Days What: Enjoy rides and play games in this family fun event connected to the Burien Strawberry Festival. Where: SW 152nd St. Downtown Burien When: June 16-19 | Th & F 3pm to close; Sat & Sun 11am to close Go to: http://www.discoverburien.com/events/ Burien Strawberry Festival What: Check out local artists, listen to live […]

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Upcoming Events May/June 2011

Seattle Cheese Festival What: Come enjoy cheese and wine tasting, cheese seminars and a grilled cheese sandwich contest. Where: Pike Place Market When : May14-15 Go to: http://www.seattlecheesefestival.com Seattle International Film Festival What: Check out this years hottest independent films  at this years SIFF. Where: Various theaters around Seattle When: May 19 – June 12 Go to: http://www.siff.net/index.aspx Vikingfest What: A […]

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Upcoming Events April/May

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination What: See props from the movies and take part in interactive displays. Where: Pacific Science Center When: Running now through May 8 Go to: http://www.pacsci.org/starwars/ Whirlygig What: Two weeks of incredible fun for kids featuring inflatables, face-painting and more. Where: Seattle Center Fisher Pavillion When : April 8 – April 24 Go to: http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/festivals/detail.asp?EV_EventNum=23 […]

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Upcoming Events for March/April

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Green River Community College What: Come see the Broadway musical version of Mark Twain’s immortal novel set in 1840. Where: Heavier Than Air Family Theater When: March 18,19,20,25,26 | 7 pm Go to: http://www.heavierthanair.com/ Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival What: Annual festival featuring a pancake breakfast, clam chowder cook off, […]

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Faith Network

In our modern internet based world a website can make or break a company.  If a website appears old or boxy it can lose its visual appeal to the visitor and come across as cheap or unprofessional.  Bellevue based Faith Network produces websites that are anything but outdated or unprofessional. Specializing in websites for churches […]

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Thumbusters

Getting a child to stop thumb sucking can prove next to impossible.  Many parents try quick fixes like putting tabasco sauce or bandaids on their child’s thumb.  Sometimes it works, but more often than not the child goes right back to sucking their thumb anytime it’s free. Mory Manca’s three daughters were serious thumbsuckers.  He […]

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Blue Vanilla Bakery

There’s a new bakery in town! On September 17, 2010 Blue Vanilla Bakery opened it’s doors in the heart of downtown Des Moines on the corner of Marine View Drive and 225th, just beneath the Butler Bar and Grill. A partnership between three generations, Blue Vanilla Bakery is truly a family affair. Mother and daughter, […]

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Wally’s Chowder House: Great Atmosphere, Awesome Seafood

If you’ve driven through Des Moines, Washington chances are you’ve passed by Wally’s Chowder House and Broiler located on the corner of 226 and Marine View Drive.  The restaurant has been a Des Moines seafood institution since 1993 when it took over the building formerly inhabited by another seafood restaurant, Moby Doug’s. Once you enter the […]

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A NW holiday tradition: The Argosy Christmas Ship

The Argosy Christmas Ship has been a Northwest tradition for 61 years.  Every holiday season it brings joy to more than 45 western Washington communities through 20 minute performances by different choirs and singing groups. Beginning November 27, on Lake Union, the ship will sail nightly to different locations on Lake Washington, Lake Union and around Puget […]

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