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Paul Allen

Paul Allen made Seattle -- and the world -- a better place

When Paul Allen died on Monday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the Pacific Northwest lost an incredibly powerful force for good. No matter what you care about -- sports, technology, space exploration, music, urban planning, art, the environment, education, communications, politics --...
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Office lottery winners

Playing an office lottery pool? Do these five things

With a Mega Millions jackpot of almost a billion bucks, and a Powerball jackpot approaching half a billion , you might be tempted to partner up with your coworkers to make a bulk ticket purchase and increase your chances of winning. Personally, I'm so selfish that I just want to buy my own and keep...
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Cranberries

Meet Delilah, drink wine, celebrate cranberries: Around the Sound this weekend

Remember that the Seahawks-Raiders game in London's Wembley Stadium is on Sunday morning at 10 our time, so maybe buy those party snacks on Saturday -- maybe on the way home from meeting Delilah at the Seattle Women's Show! Here's what there is to do this weekend . . . 2018 Seattle Women’s Show...
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Theater

Broadway Weekends lets you live your musical theater fantasy in Seattle

Have you ever had the urge to pack it all in and head to the Big Apple for a career on the Broadway stage? What’s that you say? Too late for that now? Your glory days on the stage were back in college? Well, hold on there, Kristin Chenoweth, there may still be hope . . . . Check out this news flash...
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Trick-or-treaters

Thrill your trick-or-treaters with these limited-edition Halloween candies

Let's start with this: Trick-or-treating kids don't want apples, or stickers, or granola bars. They want candy. Period. So now your job as a front-door-candy-hander-outer on Halloween is to make your candy stand out form everybody else's candy . And you do that with limited-edition candies that are...
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Movie theatre

Have you seen these essential set-in-Seattle movies?

We're not super glitzy in Seattle. When a city's biggest industries depend on coders and developers and engineers, you know things are going to be casual, no matter how much money is pumping through the economy. So we don't have a huge "film industry" like some cities, but there are some worthwhile...
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Uno cards

Which of these finalists will you vote into the National Toy Hall of Fame?

Lego, Monopoly, and the Rubik’s Cube are already in. Who'll be next? I'm talking about the National Toy Hall of Fame , which you and I will probably never visit because it's in Rochester, New York, and if you're anything like me, you're unlikely to be visiting Rochester anytime soon. Too bad,...
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Seattle Storm

The Seattle Storm are the WNBA World Champions for the third time!

You somehow knew they were going to do it. You knew our Seattle Storm weren't just going to beat the Washington Mystics in the WNBA FInals, but they were going to do it as quickly and decisively as possible -- in a three-game sweep. And with their 98-82 win on Wednesday night, they did it. The...
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Apple orchard

Family fall fun! Where to pick your own apples around the Sound

Now that summer's winding down and it's getting a little bit autumny out there, it's time to find things to do to replace all those sunny outdoor activites that carried us through the last few months. Gee, it felt like summer would never end, didn't it? But eventually the blue sky makes way for...
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Storm vs Mystics

Autumn is in the air! What to do this weekend around the Sound

I'm pretty sure there are people in many parts of the country who don't have this much fun stuff to choose from on a typical weekend. And this is one of the reasons we love the PNW, right? Here's just a sampling of what you could do this weekend: Evanescense at White River Amphitheatre, Friday 7pm...
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