There are few activities available outside of the home for a 93-year-old matriarch who has been self-quarantining since the beginning of January. My grandmother’s pandemic routine includes waking, dressing, breakfasting, and then alternating between books and television throughout the day and occasionally arranging a new bouquet of flowers my mother brings her once a week…

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Boy, with the way 2020 is shaping up so far, I think we could all use a drink. One of the things I miss the most from pre-coronavirus times is treating myself to a cocktail over the weekend. Sure, Washington has plenty of great local breweries and wineries, but there’s something extra special about sipping…

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I moved to the greater Seattle area in early September and immediately went out and started exploring everything this state has to offer. I quickly realized just how incredible the State Park system is here. The abundance of public land combined with its tendency to be very pet-friendly (it’s not an adventure without my sidekick…

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A few miles past Enumclaw, along the winding path carved by Route 410, Federation Forest sits nestled by the mighty White River. Though perhaps not as showy or intimidating as other parks around Mt. Rainier, Federation Forest State Park offers a quiet refuge where families and hikers of all levels can enjoy the simple beauty…

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Subscribe Now! Apple Podcast Buzzsprout Google Podcast Overcast Stitcher Spotify iHeart Radio Hosted by: Scott Cowan Let’s Learn about Roller Derby in Washington State with Nicole Klauss! Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Our first full episode featuring Nicole Klauss. Join us as we discuss Washington State Roller Derby.  Learn about the sport and find out…

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Cairn Brewing is a community brewery located in Kenmore. For those not familiar with the area, you’ll find the small city of Kenmore nestled between Lake Washington’s Northshore and Bothell on the outskirts of Seattle. You can access Cairn via the Burke-Gilman Trail, along with two other neighboring breweries that make up Kenmore Brewery Row.…

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Lately life has been… weird, to say the least. Between schools closing, businesses shutting down and the (bizarre) toilet paper shortage, it’s difficult to find a sense of normalcy within the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus. Perhaps one of the most disappointing parts of being told to stay home is being unable to visit your…

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Want a gem of a hike that’s family-friendly and won’t take an all-day drive? This is your go-to hike with a great reward: Teneriffe Falls, North Bend, WA. After our rainy January, I was delighted to see the sun out and raced for the mountains. Weekends are busy on popular hikes such as this, but…

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