Lifestyles

Early-spring preps produce a beautiful summer garden

May 8th, 2020 | By
Early-spring preps produce a beautiful summer garden

As winter fades into spring, gardeners can’t wait to get busy in the garden.  Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks.  Keep yourself and the pollinators overwintering in your garden safe as you start the cleanup process. Always prune with a
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Norm Dicks: Man of the theater

Mar 16th, 2020 | By
Norm Dicks: Man of the theater

The latest in a long line of recognition for Norm Dicks has come from Tacoma’s theater district, where newly unveiled plaques at Pantages Theater are in honor of his nearly 40 years as a congressman. Dicks, 79, who was called upon on New Year’s Eve to be grand marshal of the First Night celebration’s parade
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Meet Bob Jamison, a gardener for all seasons

Mar 2nd, 2020 | By
Meet Bob Jamison, a gardener for all seasons

A visit to a community garden is a wonderful way to observe local vegetable gardening. Another way is to talk with a member and experience their connections and relationships to such a place. A conversation with Robert (Bob) Jamison, treasurer with the University Place Community Garden (UPCG), took place Dec. 12 at his home in
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Dream on! The way to a good night’s sleep

Feb 20th, 2020 | By
Dream on! The way to a good night’s sleep

The national Centers for Disease Control reports that not getting enough sleep puts people at a higher risk for a variety of health problems, including obesity, heart attacks, coronary heart disease, stroke, asthma, arthritis, depression, diabetes, and cancer. What’s more, Harvard Medical School states that sleep deprivation affects mental health. There are more than 70
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