Lifestyles

Advice for organizing that junk drawer

May 12th, 2022 | By
Advice for organizing that junk drawer

Most people have at least one junk drawer stuffed with takeout menus, old mail, ketchup packets, batteries, and other odds and ends. Instead of shoving more items into it daily and pretending not to notice that it isn’t closing, would you like to organize it?



PEOPLE: Community activist and political leader just did ‘what I’m here for’

Apr 27th, 2022 | By
PEOPLE: Community activist and political leader just did ‘what I’m here for’

Rosa Franklin never thought a 60-unit, multi-story apartment building for low-income seniors in Tacoma would be named for her. But it’s a logical honor to Mercy Housing, which developed Rosa Franklin Place to meet the kind of community needs that Franklin championed as an activist and political leader. From her humble roots as the youngest
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Spring is here, so get growing

Apr 11th, 2022 | By
Spring is here, so get growing

Spring flowering bulbs and perennials are filling our landscapes with color. As your gardens come alive this spring, start making notes on needed improvements and provide some early-season color and nectar for the pollinators. This will keep your landscape looking its best all season and for years to come. Start a garden journal or photographic
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Pet peeve: Dogs and other critters coddled beyond belief

Mar 16th, 2022 | By
Pet peeve: Dogs and other critters coddled beyond belief

Dogs in strollers? Pets as accessories? ‘It’s a sad day’ compared to the times when pets were pets.