Glazed donuts

Winning donuts for your workplace is fun for you, and for us too!

We had this idea last fall -- let's send a couple of dozen Krispy Kreme donuts every weekday to Sound listeners in workplaces from Tacoma to Everett, from Poulsbo to Carnation. Who doesn't like donuts, right? And then we had an even better idea -- once a week, let's get in the car and actually...
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Icy walk

Get ready! How to safely de-ice your driveway or your sidewalk

It's not usually something we need to think about around here, but all of a sudden we're dealing with snow like we're living in Minnesota. Usually, when we get one of our rare snowfalls, it melts the next day, so you don't have to worry about clearing your driveway or shoveling your walk. But this...
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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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Stepping Up During The Government Shutdown

Scrolling through your newsfeed, you're bound to see plenty about the government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have been either furloughed or are working without pay. Washington is home to 11 thousand of them. Most of those affected are not in high paying jobs, so going without...
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Seattle Gloom

Viaductadoom: Look at it like it's an adventure

Viaductadoom looms with the closure of the viaduct this Friday night. The city's been abuzz about it for months with officials imploring both commuters and their employers to PLEASE have a plan. We've been told to take vacations, adjust our work schedules, work from home, car-pool, take the bus,...
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Toilet paper over and under

Toilet paper "over" or "under?" Your answer says a lot about you

It's one of the most timeless disagreements couples have: Which way do you hang the toilet paper? Do you hang it so the roll cascades down over the front? Or so it curls around behind the back and under? I know some couples for whom this is serious stuff. I'll admit I've been known to quietly...
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Christmas Trees Are Going To The Goats

I'm always amused to learn new ways of re-purposing things, so when I found out that some people are giving their dead Christmas trees to goats, I just had to share the idea with you. As it happens, goats (and deer, for that matter) LOVE pine needles and they're actually good for them. If there's a...
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Dawson making cookies

So easy a kid could make 'em -- my no-bake cookies for Christmas

I'm not what you would call an accomplished chef. But once a year, I like to pull out this recipe, which I jotted down with my own eight- or nine-year-old hand many years ago on one of my dad's cool notepads from his job. (That's right -- his name was Duke!) It's a recipe for Bakeless Chocolate...
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