Take care of your car and it will take care of the environment

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Take care of your car and it will take care of the environment

People love their cars. But like any love affair, there are occasional bumps in the road.
Our four-wheeled friends can be sources of water pollution if they aren’t washed or maintained with an eye on keeping the environment healthy. Dirty water from washing your car in the driveway will make its way into streams and Puget Sound. And leaks or spills of motor oil and vehicle fluids are also a significant source of pollution found in local waterways.

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News

Older population is increasing faster than ever

A newly released report has found that the world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. The report, commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, revealed that 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are 65 and over. The percentage is projected to be nearly
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Get into the Older Americans Act

In May, we recognize Older Americans Month to acknowledge older Americans and their contributions to the nation. More than 40 million people in the United States are 65 or older. By 2035, the U.S. Census Bureau projects this number will double, which makes improving the quality of life for older Americans even more important as
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Community garden to sprout on unused land

Associated Ministries is working with Metro Parks Tacoma, Harvest Pierce County and C.A.S.T.I.N.G.S. to begin a community garden in an unused park. Proponents of the project hope to create a space where citizens can gather and benefit from gardening together, with an added goal of growing enough food to donate for emergency food needs. “Community
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Time for candidates to take a stand on Social Security

It’s a promise that’s been kept for generations: You pay into Social Security, you get the benefits you earned. But to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up $10,000 a year. Every year our leaders wait
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Lifestyles

Back to basics for low-maintenance flower gardens Back to basics for low-maintenance flower gardens

Grow a beautiful flower garden with minimal care by investing a bit of time at the start of the season to reduce on-going care. Always match flowers to the growing conditions and the care you are willing to provide.  Low maintenance plants need minimal or no deadheading and staking. This means you’ll be growing good-looking
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Senior Eats

It’s all Greek at Giorgios It’s all Greek at Giorgios

Downtown Puyallup has become a center for creative family restaurants, and Giorgios Greek Cafe is one of the better ones. Operating on the corner of South 4th Street  and South Meridian, this bistro has been serving authentic Greek dishes for about two years, and the bustling kitchen can provide a good meal at a reasonable
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Senior Adventures

Coming up: 5th Avenue season and Alaska cruise Coming up: 5th Avenue season and Alaska cruise

We did a few fun things during spring, like the harness races, with an interesting drive home in that horrid windstorm we had in March. The races were fun, however, and we had a couple of good winners. The tulips were scheduled for the usual middle of April, but we were smart this year and
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Health

Paleo, Whole 30, gluten-free: What’s a dieter to do?

With new diet trends emerging on what feels like an almost daily basis, it’s difficult to separate fact from fairytale. When examining a diet, it’s important to look at the big picture and not be swept away by smoke and mirrors. Here, we examine the pros and cons of three popular diets: Paleo, Whole30 and
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Product/Business Showcase

Let’s hear it for vinyl (yes, vinyl records) Let’s hear it for vinyl (yes, vinyl records)

When it comes to vinyl records, the best selection of LPs in the South Sound can be found at Turntable Treasures House of Records, according to store owner Pete VanRosendael. A sign right by the front door states emphatically, “AUDIO Yes. VIDEO No.” “People still buy a lot of records,” said VanRosendael, pointing to the
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