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Taxes, varmints and heros

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:34PM

Besides our sales tax rising to 9 percent on April 1, the deadline on April 15 for federal income tax returns, and our property taxes due April 30 — what’s new?

Colin Lake and Wellbottom blues

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:34PM

Colin Lake took up the lap-slide guitar five years ago. Now, he has a band called Wellbottom and two CDs to his credit. The second CD, blues-style “Bullet,” was recently released online and will be available in stores next month.

Becoming enlightened about kosher wines

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

A few years ago, “kosher” wine meant syrupy and sweet. Then later when I realized that there were varietal kosher wines such as chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, I mentally filed them into a category that I could ignore. Now I am enlightened. But before discussing good, locally available kosher wines, I need to describe three special terms that you can find on the back labels of those wines: kosher, mevushal and “kosher for Passover.”

Earth Week, April 20-26: live lighter

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

How will you reduce your 20 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) this year to do your part in climate control?

Haitian paintings’ legacy will continue

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

The two paintings that hang in the entryway of Bob Olsen’s Bellevue home aren’t for decor — they’re a legacy that soon will be passed on again.

Celebrate Earth Day by dressing green

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

Eco-friendly fashion is not new to the American consumer, but it is getting more prominent every year. Stores such as REI, Whole Foods and, more recently, Nau in Bellevue Square have a selection of performance clothing made of environmentally friendly fabrics. Olivine, a trendy boutique in Ballard has an array of sustainable clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty products. Their fashion-forward trendy designs are a far cry from the once traditional shapeless clothes made of hemp.

Mystery solved!

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

Thanks to Susan Blake, former City Councilmember, School Board member and current Historical Society member:

A local solution may help replenish essential honeybees

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

A disease that has killed off honeybees and devastated crop production along the West Coast has some Northwest farmers growing uneasy.

Yellow bird’s jingle is catchy

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

Do you ever have a song or jingle crawling through your mind that just won’t stop? It is sometimes called an “earworm.”

Gardens are never static

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

The bulbs are in bloom, and it really feels like spring. The urge to be outside is overwhelming, and good gardeners know that now is the time to renew the garden and add new plants. The nurseries receive new shipments every day and the selection grows.

Finding common ground in litter fixation

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

When my publisher approached me recently for endorsements toward my new book, “Rhymes and Reasons,” I had a challenge. I had to think of who I could ask to write a quote for the back cover. Since the book is a collection of poetic reflections on current events, name recognition was not enough. I wanted someone who breathed the atmosphere of popular culture.

Wind power is a reality

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

“We’re number five! We’re number five! We’re number five!”

Islander in praise of play

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

In many cultures around the world, play is considered an important part of childhood — but only of childhood. Adults don’t play — at least not in the same way that children do. Parents may experience vicariously the pleasures of play when they see their kids having fun. But they don’t fully partake in their kids’ unmitigated joy. That is the exclusive domain of childhood, irretrievably closed off to grown-ups.

Trials of a bargain hunter in Mexico

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

Before I get into this and in the spirit of full disclosure, let me state that I am typically found toward the far end of the “frugal spectrum.” I wouldn’t call myself “cheap.” That would be too generous.

Few words ... and much finery

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

Words blossom in spring. Short and easy does it.

Visiting a college on the weekend Joan Franklin

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

Question: I am only free to visit colleges on a weekend when the admission office is closed. Can I get enough out of this visit to make it worthwhile?

‘Rich by Thirty,’ a 20-something is already there

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

At the young age of 24, Leslie Scorgie is financially set. She is a veteran investor with money in stocks and real estate. She owns a three-bedroom townhouse, has been on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Montel Williams for her admirable money skills, and holds a degree in marketing and finance. Yet Scorgie also invests in others.

Get fit for spring and summer - and for life!

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

Shorts and swimsuit season will be here before you know it! Fortunately, there’s still time to shed those extra pounds and get toned up for spring and summer. When you fit into those “skinny jeans” or reach that “ideal” number on the scale, though, will you really be “fit” and healthy?

How to Choose the Best Mattress

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

With so many new types of mattresses on the market, how does one choose the ‘best’ one? A good night’s sleep depends on starting with the right mattress for your body’s needs. So, how do you choose the right mattress, with so many choices available – coil (innerspring) vs. air or latex vs. memory foam – you can have a true ‘Goldilocks’ moment.

Staying Motivated to be Physically Active

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

Most people begin an exercise program with the best of intentions – but changing behavior is hard work, and life can get in the way. What’s the solution? Is there hope for someone who can’t seem to stick with an exercise program?

Island Lifestyle

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

Calendar items: Please e-mail or send your Island event notices to rmar@mi-reporter.com. Items need to be in our office by noon on the Wednesday the week before publication is desired. Items are included on a space-available basis.

Nancy Hilliard Businesses cater to Island tastes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

If you haven’t found “Finders” at 7607 S.E. 27th St., you’re missing the best of Island “kitsch.” Try a Sunday afternoon (also Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) to discover the funky gifts and folk-art.

Kusak is region’s best family business

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

When Chuck Kusak answers the phone at his family-owned glass and crystal shop in the Rainier Valley, his first words are, “How can I serve you?”, summing up in just one sentence the philosophy of the Kusak Cut Glass Works, Inc.

Bryan Welch Balance is critical to mental health

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

1. In an emergency, call 911.

98 Islanders head to Mexico to build homes and faith

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

Yes. This word characterized the cadence of people’s attitudes from the moment they agreed to help make the Mexico Mission Project 2008 a success. Yes — to serve and love the people of Tijuana, Mexico. Yes — to bless seven families with a new home and new hope. Yes — to noticing where God might show up, and how we might be changed.

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