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Mom and child in a kayak

Let's get out on the water! Where to kayak in and around the Sound

In case you haven't noticed, we have a lot of water around here. We're surrounded by lakes, rivers, Puget Sound, ponds . . . you know what I'm talking about. It's why we're glad we live here instead of Kansas. (Well, that may not be the only reason, but it's one.) Anyway, one of the best ways to...
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Concert crowd

Around the Sound this weekend: Music, food, festivals and fun in every direction

This incredible August weekend around the Sound includes a second epic benefit concert by Seattle's own Pearl Jam, and a celebration of the Northwest's iconic and influential record label, SubPop. And a reminder for you -- if you happening to be heading to Key Arena on Saturday for that Hall &...
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John gave blood!

Here's what happened when I donated blood -- you can do it too!

I'm not going to lie -- I'm not a big fan of needles. I've had a tetanus shot here and a flu shot there over the years, and they're never as bad as I think they're going to be, but still -- I'm not a big fan of needles. I'm sure that's one of the reasons I've been a slacker when it comes to...
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Parade marching band

Art, beer, wine, music and a BIG parade: Around the Sound this weekend

​Who likes music, wine, art or a parade? You? This is your weekend then! Here's what's happening around the Sound on this hot July weekend: White River Amphitheatre concerts Friday7pm. Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Marymoor Park Concerts Saturday at 3pm. Sublime...
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Ice cream cone

The best spots around the Sound for sweet frozen treats

Air conditioning might be rare in the Seattle area, but we sure have a lot of great ice cream shops. Most cities are lucky to have a couple of Ben & Jerry's or Menchie's. We have plenty of those, and believe me, nothing makes my 6-year-old son happier than a trip through the self-serve...
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Food festival

Bite, Block Party, Baseball, Berries & Boxers: Around the Sound this weekend

Let's find something to do outdoors on this beautiful Puget Sound summer weekend. Shouldn't be too hard! Seattle Mariners at home against the White Sox . Friday’s game is at 7:10pm and it’s Pearl Jam Fireworks Night after the game. Saturday gametime is at 7:10pm and it’s Dee Gordon Bobblehead Nigh...
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Boxer

We love all kinds of dogs, but this fundraiser is just for boxers

Boxers are cool dogs, right? So a boxer fundraiser has got to be extra cool. There’s a great organization in Woodinville called Northwest Boxer Rescue . Their mission: Northwest Boxer Rescue (NWBR) believes that every boxer deserves a chance to live a happy life in a loving home. Abandoned or...
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Relay for Life luminaria

Relay for Life to beat cancer this weekend

Chances are that someone in your life has been affected by cancer. Whether it’s your family and friends, your neighbors or your workmates,or even you . . . . the odds are cancer has touched your life in some way. So who’s on your team? Relay for Life is the signature event of the American Cancer...
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Is driving in Seattle a hassle? Survey says yes

Guess what? Seattle is one of the worst cities in the country to drive in. This may not be a big news flash to you if you drive to and from work around the Sound every day, or ferry the kids to school and camps and soccer games. But now it's official: The survey of 2018's Best & Worst Cities to...
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Scared dog

How to keep your dog calm when things are exploding around the 4th of July

It's a pretty good rule of thumb: Dogs hate loud noises. And here we are, the noisiest holiday of the year. I don’t know how it is where you live, but in my neighborhood in West Seattle, people are blowing stuff up in their yards and in public parks days before the Fourth of July, and it completely...
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