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Pride flags

Around the Sound this weekend: Pride, plants, food, art, music, slugs!

If you can't find something fun to do around here this weekend, you might need to move. Take it all in and try to narrow it down to a couple of manageable options! Seattle PrideFest – PrideFest Capitol Hill is Saturday. The big Pride Parade starts 11 a.m. Sunday at 4th & Union and ends near...
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Airport security

Airport food! Yum! Where to eat when you're stuck at Sea-Tac

It's probably not your first choice of dining options, but Sea-Tac's actually got some pretty decent food. Our airport has been upping its restaurant game, and you, the frazzled summertime traveler, are the winner. Where to Eat at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Summer 2018 is a story...
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Ice cream

Beat the heat at these cool ice cream spots in Seattle

House too hot? This is your chance -- step outside and go get some ice cream, guilt-free. Just as Seattle was out front with the trend toward indy gourmet coffee shops, we're ahead of the curve when it comes to indy, handcrafted, local ice cream. And what better time to sample it than during an...
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Woman cooling off with a fan

How to keep your house cool without A/C

We wait for this weather every year, then we complain about the heat. Well let's not hear any of that. This is the most epic, beautiful, breathtaking time of year in the Puget Sound area, and for all the whining we do all winter long, we have to take the occasional heat wave along with the blue...
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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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Seattle skyline

Where to dine with a view in Seattle

We're lucky around here -- our city is full of great restaurants AND great views. I'm pretty sure there used to be an old cliche about restaurants . . . . something about "the better the view, the worse the food." That's sure not true around here, and to prove it, Eater Seattle put together a list...
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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 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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Doughnuts

Friday is Doughnut Day! Here's where the freebies are

National Doughnut Day started during WW1 -- it's on the first Friday of June. In 1938 the Salvation Army decided to honor the women known as "Donut Lassies," who served doughnuts and coffee to the troops during World War 1. And so it continues. Not sure who’s taking care of the doughnut needs of...
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Walking on a path

This Sunday: Run/walk for pancreatic cancer research

Cancer is intimidating. But let's take the steps we can -- literally -- to do something about it. For instance, you can join me on Sunday (June 3) at Magnuson Park in Seattle for the Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk . Here are the basics about this easy walk/run and how it...
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