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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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Sheepdogs

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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Strawberry patch

The strawberries are fresh! Where to pick 'em around the Sound

Do a blind taste test between store-bought and fresh picked berries, and it's no contest. That's why it's almost mandatory to take advantage of early summer in the Pacific Northwest and get out to a strawberry patch where you can pick your own. And right now is the time to do it. I found a great...
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Roller skating

Ready for some old school fun? How about hitting the rolller rink?

No experience necessary for retro fun all over Puget Sound -- take the family roller skating! I know it sounds a little hokey, and it's definitely not what we might think of as cool, which is exactly what makes it cool, right? Seattle and the suburbs have a bunch of choices if you'd like to try...
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Horse racing

Celebrating the Kentucky Derby in the PNW this weekend? Here's where to go

It may seem like a big fuss for a two-minute-long event, but you might as well do it up right. Are you one of those people who takes Kentucky Derby festivities seriously? I'm talking about fancy clothes and big hats and mint juleps in pewter cups . . . if that's your jam, then I've got a list for...
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Bowling

Let's bowl! Here's where to take the whole family for bowling fun in the PNW

If your family's bored and the weather's not great, what do you do? Here's an idea -- go bowling! Most 21st century bowling alleys are so family-friendly . . . even for the youngest kids, who get the benefit of gutter rails to keep the ball in the lane, thos little rack thingies that help a kid...
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Dog with baseball mitt

Okay, Ms fans+dog lovers -- here's your 2018 Bark at the Park schedule

Sure, Mariners games are fun -- the food at Safeco is great, the views of the city and the Sound are gorgeous (when the roof's open,) the crowds are stoked, but . . . . where are the dogs??? Well, on four days of the year during the Ms season, the dogs are at the ballpark with the people. Tuesday...
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Seattle skyline under gray skies

Beer, baseball, and tons of family fun: What to do around here this weekend

By the time you read this, the weather is probably better than the forecast, but still -- lots to do indoors this weekend! This might be a good weekend to take the family to a Mariners game . The roof at Safeco may be closed all weekend, but the Oakland As are in town! Friday is Ben Gamel Cap Night...
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Hot dog

Beyond the hot dog: Safeco Field ups its culinary game for this Mariners season

Confession here: For me, at Mariners games, actual baseball runs a close second to baseball food. When you’re spending a few hours at Safeco, nothing beats a hot dog with onions and mustard, a cold beer, and maybe some peanuts or cheesy nachos on the side. But Seattle is a city of foodies, so we...
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Hockey player

Ready to buy season tickets to Seattle's NHL team, which doesn't exist yet?

We don’t even know for sure if we’re going to get an NHL franchise here in Seattle, but it's time to start talking tickets. if we do get the new franchise, the team should start playing in a renovated Key Arena in a little over two years -- that would be the year 2020 if you're counting. Seattle...
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