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Women on bicycles

Bikes, golf, fishing, wine, chocolate: Around the Sound this weekend

Well, we survived the nastiest winter blast most of us have ever experienced in the Puget Sound area. Let's pretend that's all behind us and spring is almost here. (I said, "let's pretend." Who knows? It'll probably snow again!) Anyway, there are outdoorsy events this weekend that'll get you...
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Seattle in the snow

Here's what's happening around the Sound this weekend (if snow doesn't cancel everything)

I'm posting this on Friday morning before any serious snow has fallen in Seattle and the South Sound. So if you're planning on heading out to any of these events or activities, click the links to see if things are really going on as scheduled. Stay safe and have a great winter weekend! Bob Seger...
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Snow plows

Know which roads will be plowed before it snows again

It only takes a little snow and ice to cause all kinds of trouble around The Sound. Because real snow events are so rare around here, local municipalities don't think it would be cost effective to maintain a huge fleet of snow plows. "They'll get here when they get here," is pretty much how we...
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Seattle waterfront

Hello Tunnel, Goodbye Viaduct (and other things happening this weekend around the Sound)

It may not be the Super Bowl weekend we'd hoped for . . . but it's still a weekend, and there's lots to do! Seattle Boat Show Through Saturday. Join our Sound crew for a Pop-Up Yacht Rock Party at the Seattle Water Sports exhibit from 2-4pm on Saturday, and the check out 1000 boats and watercraft...
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People on a boat

Boats & hockey, home & garden, dancing & drinking: Around the Sound this weekend

It's supposed to be a pretty nice weekend, so no excuses -- get out there and do something ! Have fun! Seattle Boat Show Friday through February 2. More than 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 200 boating seminars. CenturyLink Field Event Center, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at...
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Bourbon glasses

Inspiration for Bourbon & Bacon Fest: Cooking with brown spirits

If you're thinking about joining us for Bourbon & Bacon Fest 2019 , I'm going to assume that you're a fan of pairing bacony noshes with various varieties of silky brown nectar -- bourbon, of course, or maybe Scotch, or rye . . . there are plenty of possibilities. We'll explore them together on...
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The Alaskan Way Viaduct

No cars on the viaduct, no pants on the light rail, and other weekend fun around the Sound

If you're reading this on Friday, you still have a chance to take one last cruise on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. If you're reading this on Saturday or Sunday, that ship has sailed, and you might as well plan your commute so Monday morning isn't the nightmare everybody's predicting. (If you've never...
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Seattle waterfront

It's your last weekend to drive the Viaduct (and other weekend things to do around the Sound)

As I'm writing this on Friday morning, we're a week and 14 hours away from the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct along Seattle's waterfront. Sure, it's ugly, and it's going to come crumbling down in a major quake, but you can't beat the views when you're driving on it. So maybe, while...
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Dawson on a sled

Snow in the mountains means sledding and tubing for the family

This year I'm resolving to go into Christmas break with a can-do attitude. We grownups are off for ten days; our son's out of school for two weeks. That's either a recipe for madness, or for family fun. We're going to try for fun and, if the clouds cooperate, we're going to see if our seven-year-...
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Teddybed

Give your dog a new toy AND and a new experience this Christmas

If you're anything like me, your dog gets a new toy with just about every trip to the pet store. Doesn't he deserve something extra special for Christmas? If humans are giving the gift of "experiences" to each other, why not give an experience to your pet for Christmas this year? I recently heard...
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