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Picking berries

Where to pick berries this summer in Seattle and around the Sound

Summer is here (ish) and even though there are a lot of things we love to do that we can't do this year, berry-picking is still doable, relatively safe, and a great way to get out of the house with the family. Plus, berries! Any direction you go around here, there are u-pick farms where you can... Read More
Woman admiring the scenery

It's a great weekend to relax outdoors around the Sound

Most of the firecrackers have been blown up. The actually Fourth of July is behind us. How about some peace and quiet? 10 Ways to Relax in Nature and Stress Less is from the American Heart Association. It's pointers on the simplest and quickest ways to get yourself away from civilization and into... Read More
Woman meditating at home

How to unwind, relax, and relieve stress at home this weekend

This weekend -- the Fourth of July weekend -- is all about tuning out the noise and creating your own safe, tranquil oasis at home. We call it the Red, White & Relax Weekend. Many of us will be doing away with fireworks and big gatherings and just chilling during this three-day weekend. We're... Read More
Hamilton on stage

How to watch "Hamilton" this weekend on Disney Plus

"Hamilton." It was the biggest sensation on Broadway (and all around the country) in years, and pretty much everyone who saw it couldn't stop talking about it. I saw a touring production at Seattle's Paramount Theatre and I had to admit, the fanatics who were raving about this thing were 100... Read More
Krusty Pup

Get your drive-through Fair food to go, weekends in July!

The you-know-what has basically canceled most of our summer plans. We're missing so many traditions we love: Summer travel, concerts, festivals, fireworks, the Blue Angels, crowded bars and restaurants . . . but when you get hungry for classic PNW cuisine, the Washington State Fair has you covered... Read More
John and Dawson wearing masks

New normal: face masks are mandatory in Washington State

As of Friday, June 26, face coverings are mandatory statewide whenever you're in a public indoor space, or if you're outdoors in a situation where it's impossible to maintain a 6-foot separation between you and your fellow humans. The official word from the governor's office says: “As necessary... Read More