Bainbridge ferry

This weekend: Cycling with or without clothes, baseball, & sunshine for Dad

Get ready for the warmest, sunniest, funnest weekend of the year so far. Of course, it's Father's Day on Sunday, and that's a good day to take Dad to see the Mariners play the Red Sox because the first 10,000 dads at The Safe take home a Mariner's BBQ glove. BTW, Friday is Fireworks Night after the...
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Man running

Countdown to Father's Day: What to give the dad who runs

Is Dad running in the same gear he's rocked since college? Let's fix that. There are so many cool accessories for runners, at every price point. So even on a tight budget, you can get Dad something that'll make him feel like Unsain Bolt when he hits the street or the trail. Leave it to Runner's...
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Dad opening a gift

Countdown to Father's Day: Gifts for the hard-to-buy-for dad

Forget the "World's Greatest Dad" BBQ apron. You can do better than that this year! When I need a dose of all things manly -- clothes, accessories, tools, tech, culture -- I turn, of course, to GQ magazine. Doesn't every man? No? (Okay,, well it's my job to read GQ . I'm on the radio.) Anyway. This...
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Man shaving

Countdown to Father's Day: Grooming Gifts for Dad

Chances are the dad in your life is in a rut with his grooming routine. I'm a man, and a dad, so I know . . . shaving cream, razors, fragrance, you name it -- once we guys find a product or a routine we like, we get in the habit and stick with it. So let's change it up! I found a great list of 20...
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dad cooking

Countdown to Father's Day: Gifts for the Foodie Dad

If Dad's a foodie/chef/gourmet, or thinks he is, Father's Day shopping is going to be a breeze this year. When I was a kid, our family would take a long summer vacation at a cabin on a lake in northern Michigan and our dad would give my mother a break by doing all the cooking for the three or four...
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This weekend: Sheepdogs, the Storm, & Summer Concerts

Some classic can't-miss PNW events are happening around here this weekend. Vashon Sheepdog Classic Friday/Saturday/Sunday Buy tickets in advance, bring a chair or blanket and join people from all over the world as they flock to Vashon to enjoy the wild world of the working sheepdog. It's the most...
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Woman in a kayak

How to get out on the water in somebody else's boat

Who needs the hassle of owning a boat when it's so easy to rent one? I've always thought that having a friend with a boat is way better than actually owning a boat. But if your seagoing friends are getting tired of hosting you, you're not stuck on the dock -- there are lots of options for renting...
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Family watching TV

Is a "Roseanne" reboot on the way -- without Roseanne?

Is there a way for ABC to save "Roseanne?" Maybe, if Roseanne's not involved. According to TMZ and other sources, the network ant the show's producers are looking at a retooled show that centers around Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene. When you think about the huge money the highly-rated show was...
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Family biking

On a bike, on the water, on foot -- what to do this weekend

June is here! Let's get outside and do something fun! Bicycle Sunday A big stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle will be closed to motorized vehicles between Seward Park and Mount Baker Park Beach.. The Seattle Parks and Rec invites you and your family to bike, stroll or jog along the...
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Highway through the forest

Road Trip! Small towns that are an easy drive from Seattle

Seattle and the surrounding suburbs have their charms, but once in awhile you need that small town vibe. Done and done. Within an easy drive from Seattle and the east side are a dozen-plus sweet small towns that will slow your pulse and give you a chance to catch your breath. Curbed Seattle made a...
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