You know its July when long, sunny days combine with outdoor festivals, parades, concerts, art walks and other community events! And, to help you plan for a month of great family outings, we’ve listed a variety of events for you and your family to enjoy. Looking for fireworks and other 4th of July celebrations? Click […]
In the years following America’s Declaration of Independence, the first observances began to appear in a number of towns, featuring fireworks and a few other festive events. In time, though, the popularity of Independence Day grew into a nationwide celebration – a day to spend time with family and friends attending community picnics, parades, festivals, […]
My first visit to Western Washington was breathtaking. In October of 2006, the end of a 3-hour flight originating out of the 100-plus degree Arizona desert was nearing, but I couldn’t see a landing strip. All I could see was green….and more green. An abundance of lush, towering trees almost completely obscured my view of […]
Pssst! Did you know that tomorrow (Dec. 30) is the last day this year to board Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad’s The Polar Express Train Ride? The joyous excursion, which promises to be an annual family tradition, began its inaugural run on November 19 and will end tomorrow with two final rides at 3:30pm and 5:30pm. […]
On Thursday, May 5th, visit downtown Burien for this year’s Student Music & Art Walk, where you’ll experience the visual art, dance and music of Highline Public School students on display from 6pm to 9pm. Read more.
Last month, The Washington State Apprenticeship Council officially recognized the pre-apprenticeship program offered by the Puget Sound Skills Center’s Construction Program – launching the program into elite status as one of the top of its kind in the country. Read more.
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 […]
Have you heard the recent interview by Claire Bowes of BBC Word Service Witness and Starbucks founders, Zev Siegl and Jerry Baldwin? It summarized the origins of Starbucks including: The advice from mentor, Alfred Peet (of Peet’s Coffee) that led to the first Starbucks Origin of the company name and logo What running the first […]
Easter arrives on March 27 this year, and to help you decide among the many Easter events in King County, I’ve compiled a list of over 50 family-oriented Easter events to help plan your holiday activities. You’ll find events for the entire family, with both child and adult egg hunts, inflatables, food, face painting, craft […]
Most business owners will tell you they started a business because they had a great idea. Or, they grew up in a family business and eventually took over the reins from mom or dad. Nobody starts a business so that they can be “the boss”. But, like it or not, everyone ends up as one […]