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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hiking in the mountains

Just in time for Memorial Day -- the best hikes in the PNW

No excuses anymore -- Memorial Day Weekend in the Northwest means you must get up, get out, and hit the trails. You know all the old standbys -- Mt. Si, Rattlesnake Ledge, Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island, Snow Lake . . . . all mandatory hikes if you're going to live around here and claim any kind...
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