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A Few Mother’s Day Events

Have you decided how you’ll celebrate Mother’s Day? If not, we’d like to point you to a couple of events occurring during Mother’s Day weekend (May 7-8) that promise a memorable experience for your family. The Mother’s day Weekend Steam Train Ride (by Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum) is a great getaway for the […]

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Where Does All the Styrofoam Go?

As Marilyn Lauderdale unpacked boxes of furniture parts and assembled the parts into finished furniture at Renton’s IKEA she watched how the cardboard boxes and Styrofoam pieces were processed.  The cardboard was flattened and baled then picked up by a recycling company. She understood how the cardboard could then be recycled into other paper products […]

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2015 Easter Events around King County

This year, Easter falls on April 5 and to help plan your Holiday activities, I’d like to highlight Angle Lake Community Church’s Easter Eggstravaganza 2015 (located in Seatac) on Saturday, April 4th. This exciting annual event promises something for the entire family, such as inflatables, face painting, craft stations, balloon art, pony rides, and of course, […]

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March Upcoming Events 2015

March 1    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel –  5th Avenue Theatre March 1    Polar Science Weekend  –  Pacific Science Center March 1    Seattle Golf & Travel Show  –  CenturyLink Field Event Center March 1    Bluegrass festival  –  Hyatt Regency, Bellevue WA March 1    Seussical  –  Tacoma Musical Playhouse Family Theater March 1    Cirque du Soleil  –  […]

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A Season of Celebration

In the Seattle area, the arrival of November is marked by the return of cooler, rainy weather, brilliantly colored leaves blown over lawns and streets, skies painted with every shade of grey, and of course, enough coffee to keep us warm throughout the day. November is also a time to decide how you will celebrate […]

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2014 Easter Egg Hunts and Activities Around Seattle & King County Area

Easter 2014 is Sunday, April 20th and we have the inside tips on tons of local activities and celebrations, like egg hunts around the Seattle and King County Area! Find 2014 Easter egg hunt and other springtime activities for the following cities: Bothell Brier Burien Des Moines Federal Way Issaquah Kent Mercer Island Normandy Park […]

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Upcoming Events October 2013

Saturday, October 5th Renton’s Fall Harvest Festival 10 am – 4 pm at the Piazza in Renton. October 5th and 6th Issaquah Salmon Days Festival 10 am – 6 pm Don’t miss the awesome downtown fish hatchery that inspired this post http://www.northwestgoldcoast.com/watching-salmon-jump/ Sunday, October 6th Burien Brat Trot 1-4 pm on the corner of 10th […]

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Best Sandwiches Around Seattle

We tried to ask our readers about their favorite sandwich shop, but it turns out too many shops are big national chains. So instead we asked our readers for their favorite sandwiches, even at places that aren’t specialty sandwich shops. The answers were tasty and enlightening… Honolulu Chicken Breast Sub at Sarducci’s– Kirkland and University […]

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Halloween

Growing up were you the kid with the homemade costume for Halloween every year? Or did your family go out and buy new store bought costumes each year? We did a mix, depending on the budget and costume plan each year. As an adult I have largely made my own costumes with the help of […]

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A Slice of Seattle

Chicago and New York hold claims to being pizza towns. But that doesn’t mean that Seattle can’t toss, top, and bake a great slice of pizza or a whole pie for that matter. Pizza is a varied pleasure with some preferring thin wood-fired crust, some looking for authentic East Coast style, some wanting deep dish. […]

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September Upcoming Events

September 2nd, Monday – Labor Day September 4th, Wednesday – Highline School District First Day of School September 6th-22nd Washington State Fair-Do the Puyallup! September 13th, Friday – Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce August Membership Luncheon at the SeaTac Airport 11:30 am-1:30 pm September 18th, Wednesday – Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce August […]

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Farmers Markets Around Seattle

I was wondering how many Farmers Markets were around the bountiful Northwest Gold Coast area and found this great site http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets_list.asp?countyID=4%3BKing&weekday=Any that listed over 35 market opportunities by location and day!  I’ve only been to seven on the list.  Summertime is one of the best times to live in the region because of the amazing […]

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Upcoming Events July 2013

July 9th-15th Kent Cornucopia Days http://www.kcdays.com/ Music in the Park-Wednesday (North SeaTac Community Center) and Thursday (Lake Burien School Park) night concerts July through August starting July 11th. FREE http://burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=792 July 11th Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon 11:30-1:30 pm at Glen Acres Golf & Country Club. Contact barnesen@swkcc.org http://swkingcowa.usachamber.com/custom2.asp?pagename=calendar&a=view&eid=108768 SeaTac’s Music in […]

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Seattle Spring Bucket List

Spring has sprung and though the weather hasn’t warmed up quite yet, we hear it’s coming soon! Seattle is especially beautiful and brilliant in clear spring skies, as tulips pop up, and people start to spend time out of doors again. I love this season. This fresh new season means it’s time for a Spring […]

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Pike Place Market’s Gum Wall: A Hidden Seattle Attraction

Many Seattle-ites and those visiting Seattle love to take in the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of Pike Place Market – to browse the homemade arts and crafts, local photography, farmer’s stands, unique little shops; smell the fresh seafood and produce; listen and watch the talented street musicians; and taste amazing foods from longstanding restaurants […]

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A Great Local Blend

Seattle is known for its coffee, its music, and its technology. One of the best places to see them all at once is in local coffee shops, where those colorful walls of event posters show what entertainment is happening at the moment. From indie bands to classical ballet, from summer festivals to Broadway musicals, coffee […]

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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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Treat Yourself or Someone Else to Tillicum Village!

Tillicum Village is the perfect place for a daycation in Seattle, Washington. If you ever wondered where to take your family or friends for entertainment, and let them experience the life of Northwest Native Americans, Tillicum Village’s four-hour adventure tour is the answer. This journey begins with an eight-mile cruise to Blake Island. Fine weather […]

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