Seattle

Kayaks in Seattle

Owning a boat is hard. Renting a boat around the Sound is easy!

I'm a big believer in the adage that it's better to have friends with boats rather than owning a boat myself. I'll bring the beer and some money for gas if you'll let me kick it on the deck of your mega-yacht, or just ride around a lake in your dinghy. And if you don't happen to know anyone with a...
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Happy Father's Day

Family Father's Day fun! What to do all around the Sound this weekend

I'm heading out to Blake Island with my son Dawson on Sunday, and that's probably our weekend highlight. But as an artist, I also have to recommend one of the biggest and best local art fairs -- the Edmonds Arts Festival . Whatever you're up to, I hope it's a safe and sunny weekend for you and your...
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Smokey Bear

Be A Mountain Steward For Fire Season

Supported by StickerYou.com Guys named Smokey have to hang together. My pal and namesake Smokey Bear asked me to spread the word about the impending fire hazard and how you can help. March was one of the driest on record. The measured rain at Sea-Tac was 63% BELOW normal. April rains produced rains...
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Sheepdogs

Sheepdogs, bikes, beer, wine, & music. Around the Sound this weekend

The Mariners have had a rough time lately, but there's still exciting baseball action going on in the South Sound, and lots more to do in every direction this weekend. Have fun! Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Friday 7:05pm; Saturday 5:05pm; Sunday 1:35pm. At Cheney Stadium the boys take on the Memphis...
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Picking strawberries

Where to pick your own strawberries around the Sound

Let's face it -- summer is short in the Northwest, and we have to cram a lot more summertime fun into a lot less time than many other parts of the country. That's why we start kayaking or paddle boarding on the first sunny weekend that gets to, like, 60 degrees. It's why we boldly wear shorts and...
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Seattle Skyline, Pacific Northwest, Seattle Freeze

Rookie Year Observations About The Seattle Freeze

Supported by StickerYou.com This week’s Seattle Times survey about the Seattle Freeze has people talking about not talking. The findings: 49% of people interviewed prefer to NOT talk with you. Is the Northwest truly unfriendly? As a relative newcomer, I am curious. What could possibly cause this...
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jazz horns

Jazz, baseball, herbs, & pinball -- this weekend around the Sound

It's almost like summertime around here! SO much to do this weekend, no matter what you're interested in. Just look . . . Seattle SeaWolves Rugby Sunday, 5pm . Seawolves are home taking on Austin Elite Rugby at Starfire Sports. Seattle Reign Soccer Sunday, 1pm. T he Houston Dash are at Cheney...
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Memorial day

It's Memorial Day Weekend! Rain or shine, there's lots to do around the Sound

The weather looks like it's hit-and-miss over this holiday weekend, but has a little rain ever stopped us from celebrating or commemorating having fun around here? Nope. Enjoy the weekend, travel safely, and remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. Seattle Storm Basketball Saturday 12:30pm. The...
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Space Needle

The Space Needle's Time Capsule Needs You

Supported by StickerYou.com The Space Needle is up to some fun: planning a new time capsule to be opened on April 21, 2062, which will mark the 100th Anniversary of Seattle's iconic landmark. It's actually not just one time capsule, but six of them. They're not very big, just 3"x3"x3" and they're...
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Street fair

Festivals galore! Beer, wine, boats, dragons, & fairies. Around the Sound this weekend

Where is May going? Once the Copper River Salmon gets here, which it just did , you know we're getting into a summer frame of mind. Lots of outdoor fun to add to the good vibes this weekend. Check it out! And have fun! Seattle Mariners Baseball Friday, 7:10pm. Saturday, 7:10pm. Sunday, 1:10pm. The...
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