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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sea-Tac Airport

Stuck at Sea-Tac? At least there's lots of good food to choose from

It's that time of year -- you're flying out to see family or heading out for a holiday getaway, and the east coast is having a blizzard so your flight's in limbo and you're stuck at the airport. It happens all the time. The good news is that your dining options at Sea-Tac are better than ever...
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