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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: May 2018

All throughout May – Toytopia, Washington State Historical Society Website: April 21-May 5, 2018 – Family Treasure Cruise, South Lake Union Website: May 1-3, 2018 – Kid Jump at Flying Circus, Andover Park East, Tukwila Website: May 1, 2018 – May Day Celebration and Potluck, Freemont Arts Council Website: May 3, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: April

April 4-19, 2018 – Seattle Restaurant Week, 165+ Restaurants around Seattle Website: April 4-30, 2018 – Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Skagit Valley Website: April 5-22, 2018 – String, Village Theatre in Issaquah Website: April 6-8, 2018 – SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular, Broadway Performance Hall Website: April 7, 2018 – Ladies Musical […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: February

February 1, 2018 – Free Entry to Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Museum of History & Industry and Seattle Art Museum February 1-3, 2018 – Seattle Boat Show, Century Link Field Website: February 1-25, 2018 – Vanishing Point, The Bathhouse Theater Website: February 1 – March 4, 2018 – The Little Prince, Seattle Children’s Theatre Website: February […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: January

January 1, 2018 – State Parks Free Day, Various Washington State Parks Website: January 1, 2018 – Resolution Run 5K and Polar Bear Dive, Magnuson Park Website: January 1, 2018 – Polar Bear Plunge, Matthews Beach Park Website: January 5-7, 2018 – Puyallup Home & Garden Show, Washington State Fair Grounds Website: […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: November

November 1-2, Seattle Restaurant Week, Various Locations Website: November 4, Help Guayama Puerto Rico Survivors, Queen Anne B & E Meats Website: November 4-5, Jet City Comic Show, Tacoma Convention Center Website: November 4-5, America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Website: November 8 & 15, Love, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: October

October 1, 2017 – GeekGirlCon, Washington State Convention Center Website: October 1, 2017 – Northwest Tea Festival, Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center Website: October 1, 2017 – Irish Reels Film Festival, SIFF Film Center Website: October 6-8, 2017 – Seattle Home Show, CenturyLink Field Website: October 6-8, 2017 – Dungeness Crab […]

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Pike Place Market | Must Do, Must See, Must Taste!

Seattle’s Pike Place Market recently celebrated its 110th birthday (or anniversary, whatever you’d like to call it). Happy Birthday Pike Place Market; that’s 110 years of history, sights worth seeing, Seattleite fun and incredible food!  Whether you’re a Seattle native or a tourist visiting the Emerald City for the first time, there’s no denying how […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: August

Upcoming events in Seattle: August “Out to Lunch” Free Music Concerts, Downtown Seattle July 5- September 1 Dancing til Dusk 2017, Downtown Seattle Parks July 11- August 17 Shakespeare in the Park, Puget Sound Parks July 6-August 6 Celebrate Woodinville Concerts and Festival, Woodinville August 2, 9, 19 Seattle Art Fair, […]

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Family Friendly Summer Festivals

Family Friendly Summer Festivals JUNE HONK! Fest West – June 2-4, 2017, Various Locations Website: Edmonds Waterfront Festival – June 2-4, 2017, Port of Edmonds Marina Website: Kent International Festival – June 3, 2017, ShoWare Center Website: June Faire – June 3, 2017, Norseland Website: Duvall Days – June 3-4, 2017, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: June

Upcoming Events in Seattle: June June 2, 2017 – Bark Benefit, Pickering Barn in Issaquah Website: June 2-3, 2017 – Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Puyallup Fairgrounds Website: June 2-11, 2017 – Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall Website: June 3, 2017 – State Park Free Day, Over 140 Washington State Parks Website: […]

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2017 Guide to Farmers Markets

2017 Guide to Farmers Markets:   This is a 2017 guide to Farmers Markets in the Seattle Southside area. Des Moines Farmers Market- June through September, Saturdays 10am-2pm and July through August, Wednesdays 4pm-8pm at the Des Moines Marina Website: Burien Farmers Market- May through Mid-October, Thursdays 11am-6pm in Old Burien Website: Renton […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: April

  Upcoming Events in Seattle – April: April 1: Burien UFO Festival, Olde Burien Website: April 1-2: Gem Faire, Washington State Fairgrounds Website: April 1-16: Carnival for Kids, Seattle Armory Website: April 1-30: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mt Vernon Website: April 2-6 and 9-13: Seattle Restaurant Week, Over 165 Participating Restaurants in […]

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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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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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Farmers Markets Around Seattle

I was wondering how many Farmers Markets were around the bountiful Northwest Gold Coast area and found this great site 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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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, 2013 and it is time to show extra care, attention, and maybe gifts to the great mothers in our lives.  Mother’s Day last year was especially fun for our family because it was the day we announced our pregnancy to my own Mom and gave her a pram ornament […]

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Valentine’s Day Deal

Looking for something special for your sweetheart? Solid Rock Memorials is offering 10% off through any order completed by the end of February with discount code CES213. Get your anniversary date engraved on a Meant for Each Other Rock, or a beautiful Suncatcher, or any other memorial item! Solid Rock Memorials requires one week to […]

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Holiday Shopping Strategies

The holidays are upon us and I find myself thinking about my gift shopping strategies a lot more than usual trying to get everything chosen, bought, wrapped, and delivered early this year since baby Martin should be making his arrival any day now.  Things have changed a lot in the holiday shopping world over the […]

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Renton-Based Kitchen Store Chosen for Tuscan Home Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Keli Sim DeRitis Company: Poggi Bonsi, LLC Phone: 206.714.8278 FAX: 206.242.2952 Email Address: Website: Renton, Washington, November 5, 2012 Renton-based high quality kitchen tools and home decor store chosen to participate in Tuscan Home Event. Poggi Bonsi was selected by the Italian Trade Commission, Artex, and Promozione Toscana as […]

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Charlie’s Appliance Parts

Charlie Hicks has been in the appliance industry for over 40 years. He honed his skills at Lee’s Appliances in Burien, Washington since Lee was his father. Through this experience he learned more and more about appliance parts and repair. He is second generation and now his children have become young adults and they are joining […]

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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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Local Home Decor Business with Country Style

A comfortable throw or set of handpainted decanters can add warmth and charm to any home.  Since 2003 Jody Stacy and her husband, Rick, have been working together at their home in Port Orchard, Washington to create custom home decor.  Each “Handpainted by Me” piece is carefully cut and constructed by Rick and then handpainted by Jody.  Over the years […]

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Local Invention Improving Local Workplaces

The Pacific Northwest is a place of ingenuity.  It is a place of creativity.  And it is a place of invention. One company in the Pacific Northwest that exemplifies this ingenuity is Western Washington Safety Consultants, Inc. (WWSC).  According to owners, Bruce and Jacqueline Johnson, this local business has “two predominant purposes: assessing situations in the […]

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Expand Your Outdoor Grilling Area with Style

Some of the simplest summertime pleasures can be grilling outdoors and entertaining friends.  For the grill enthusiast, having enough space to cook and prepare food is critical. Doug and Tracey Hepner, owners of Interior Woodworking Specialties in Redmond, Washington, saw the need for expanded outdoor cook space and designed a new line of backyard kitchen […]

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