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summer education

At-Home Learning Strategies for Summer Break

As time away from the classroom extends into summer, parents face the challenge of helping their children maintain what they’ve learned through a summer of uncertainty. Fortunately, this year’s shift to at-home learning has provided plenty of resources parents can use to keep … read more

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Water Safety

How to Stay Safe on the Water (and Why)

A personal story from a Search-and-Rescue team member

Every year as Father’s Day comes and goes, my thoughts turn to water safety. I think about how so many people’s lives changed on one fateful Father’s Day and how my search and rescue K9 partner Chips and I became part of this … read more

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backyard vacation

Turn your Summer Vacation into a Relaxing Staycation

Does social distancing have you worried about your summer plans? For many, summer is the time for the family vacation. The kids are out of school, the weather is fantastic, and the days are longer — allowing optimal time to venture to new … read more

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Classic Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoking Basics for Mastering the Art of Delectable Beef

Summer weekends are all about the barbecue. Grilling has become an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates … read more

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5 Reasons Kids Should Play Outside More

Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as … read more

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Auto Safety

5 Tire Safety Tips for Warm Weather

When it comes to staying safe on the roads — whether you’re traveling cross-country or just across town — routinely checking the condition of your tires can be imperative. While variables like road and weather conditions can also impact safety, it’s important to … read more

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Patriotic Fruit Salad

4 Refreshing, Patriotic-Themed Watermelon Treats

There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all-American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit — watermelon — are the perfect solution for nearly any summertime celebration. Watermelon is a patriotic picnic staple for countless reasons, … read more

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West Hylebos Wetlands trail (Photo by Susan Elderkin)

Best Hikes With Kids around Western Washington, Part 1

Editor’s note: While the weather is still gorgeous, are you trying to pack in as much outdoor times as possible? If you have little ones, hiking can be a challenge. This excerpt was adapted from hiking expert Susan Elderkin’s book, “Best Hikes With … read more

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(Photo courtesy PNW Smoke Cooperators)

Fire Smoke Stretches Across the Northwest — How to Stay Safe

Just as we thought the haze and smoke in the air was due to clear out last week, a fresh wave enveloped us this week. It’s not just a problem in the Puget Sound region — the entire Pacific Northwest and much of … read more

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