Naval Undersea Museum makes its own history


Naval Undersea Museum makes its own history

For 25 years, the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum in the Kitsap County community of Keyport has strived to connect veterans, sailors and the local community with the history, technology and operations of the undersea Navy. The museum opened as a preview center in 1991 and proceeded to open as a fully operational museum in 1994. “The undersea Navy is something the majority of people in our country are not familiar with,” said Olivia Wilson, operations manager for the museum (USNUM). “We want to provide the community with a basic understanding of what the Navy does undersea through exhibits and educational opportunities, free of charge.”

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Seminars cover the before and during of memory loss

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources will host a new series of its “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” seminar for individuals with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, plus families, caregivers, and others focusing on the initial journey of memory loss.  The six-part series will cover warning signs and symptoms, managing behaviors, the progress of the

Public has role in Pierce Transit plans

Pierce Transit is asking for the public’s help in planning for demands on mass transportation locally over the next 30 years. With Pierce County’s population expected to increase by 364,000 people by 2050, Pierce Transit is working on long-range plans to serve the growing communities with bus service and other mobility options. Three open houses

Grandparents find joy amid challenges in childcare Grandparents find joy amid challenges in childcare

Parents in need of childcare for their preschool-age kids are getting it—very willingly–from their own parents, according to a new national study. Twenty-five percent of children under the age of 5 are cared for by grandparents while their parents work or go to school, roughly the same number enrolled in formal childcare programs. And 90

Levy approval preserves Medic One funding

Taxpayer funding for countywide emergency medical services (EMS) in King County is continuing for the period of 2020 to 2025. A ballot measure approved by 79 percent of voters who cast ballots in the general election in November replaces an expiring Medic One levy that funded the EMS system for the past six years. The


Are you a Type A? Here’s how to cool your jets in retirement

Retirees are often advised to stay busy. Volunteer, take classes or travel. And, for the most part, it is a good idea to stay active. However, for many Type A personalities, it can be challenging to slow down enough to actually enjoy retirement. If that’s you, the retirement experts for Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA)


Get your greens from within your four walls Get your greens from within your four walls

No matter the season, size of your garden or climate, you can inject homegrown flavor into your meals. Just clear a shelf, countertop or windowsill and get busy planting herbs, greens and even tomatoes to enjoy year-round. For quick results, grow microgreens. These nutrient packed edibles are ready to harvest in as few as 10


Transit-to-trails rides are catching on Transit-to-trails rides are catching on

Passengers with a passion for hiking boarded Trailhead Direct for more than 17,500 hikes in 2019 in the second season of the two-year pilot project co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks, a 75 percent increase from 2018. The transit-to-trails service added a fourth route this season starting at the Tukwila International Boulevard

Health & Fitness

When antibiotics do more harm than good

When a cold, flu or other illness is wearing you down and you want to get better fast, is an antibiotic the answer? Generally not, say most medical experts. “In fact, an antibiotic could do more harm than good,” says Dr. Shane Brooks, a clinical care director for MultiCare Urgent Care. “When you visit a

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Women and Social Security

In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time. Yet, on average, women face greater economic challenges than men in retirement. Nearly 55 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women. Women generally live longer than men while often