Restaurant News: Treat yourself to Milkie Milkie Korean Desserts

Although people don’t usually crave icy treats so much in the dead of winter, most of us still enjoy a little ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt regardless of the season. I’ve got another icy treat for you to consider. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned desserts and you haven’t tried bingsoo yet, you…

Forward thinking: Thoughts on the 2nd Amendment

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Eastern New Mexico and West Texas . . . It’s a part of world that is best known for its rolling tumbleweeds, sand storms and blazing hot summer days…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Coffee tasting, teacher discounts, pizza cooking demo

Have a taste of new coffee blends Saturday, Jan. 11, 1 – 3 p.m. Anchorhead Coffee Roasters are joining forces with Seattle Coffee Gear at Alderwood Mall this Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ross, Anchorhead’s representative, will be displaying the roaster’s coffee blends, offering complimentary testers, and answering any questions customers might…

Forward thinking: Using time wisely

Time is precious . . . Ask the coach whose team is behind in the final seconds of a game. Ask the air traffic controller in charge of scheduling takeoffs and landings at a major airport like Sea-Tac. Ask the cancer patient who has recently learned they only have two months left to live. Or…

Weekend road trip: Enjoy a window into local marine life at Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium, located on Pier 56 of the iconic Seattle waterfront, has been a popular destination for locals and tourists to the area since its opening in 1977. In 2007 the aquarium completed a $41 million renovation and is hoping to soon put into motion a $113 million expansion that could be open to…

Fitness Corner: When a New Year’s resolution lasts a lifetime

When I was 16 years old I made a New Year’s resolution that changed my life. I resolved to give up soda for one year. I have no recollection of why I did it, but I do remember it ended up being a resolution as well as sort of a bet with my boyfriend at…

Healthy Eating: Tips for mindful eating as new decade dawns

As we start 2020, I have been reading many articles that reflect on the past year and the past decade. With regards to food and eating, there seems to be a trend right now that gives more permission for people to be themselves and eat the way that works for their bodies and their situations….

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Photography class, healthy eating, blood drive

Become a better photographer  Monday, Jan. 6, 5-6:30 p.m. It’s not only a brand-new year, but a brand-new decade, and if your goal is to boost your Instagram profile, or just become a better photographer in general, then this is your very first step. Apple Alderwood is hosting Photo Lab: Disrupting the Portrait Co-created with…

Just Around the Corner: The end of another Seattle landmark

First & Pike News at Pike Place Market closed Dec. 31 after 40 years in business. The corner news stand has been a local landmark at Pike Street and First Avenue, once offering over 2,500 types of magazines and newspapers from all over the world. Owner Lee Lauckhart, 78, plans to retire and work on…

Playtime: What to do during winter break? Check out these free events at our local libraries

It is hard to talk about “Betwixtmas,” what Urban Dictionary defines as “the week in-between Christmas and New Years Day,” without sounding like I-need-a-vacation-from-my-vacation guy. But, when Googled, there are survival guides, articles, hashtags and, of course, there is a full week of winter break left in the Edmonds School District. If you’re looking for…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Art auction, meditation workshop, coffee tasting

Get antiques & collectibles after the holidays Saturday, Dec. 28, 3-9 p.m. The holidays have come and gone, and now 2020 is fast approaching. And what better way to hop into a brand new decade than with the glimmer of something old, loved and cherished? This Saturday, Dec. 28, there’s a live auction and online…

Recommended Reads: Set in Seattle and Cascades, this mystery has a contemporary twist

Winter Takes All, by ML Erdahl Crystal is a newly hired wilderness guide. She’s thrilled to finally have excitement in her life as she heads into Washington State’s Cascade wilderness. It’s all so promising. She’s on the trail with a ruggedly handsome, experienced guide mentoring her on leading a private snowshoeing weekend party. Who could…

Forward thinking: Living like royalty

Crowns and scepters. Thrones and palaces. Rulership and riches. These are the words we associate with medieval royalty. Celebrity and ceremony. Elegance and style. Popularity and paparazzi. These are the words we associate with modern royalty. Tattered cloth and shepherd’s staffs. A stable and manger. Humility and servant hood. These are the words we associate…

Playtime: More holiday events to enjoy through the weekend

Last week, on social media I saw an article about how “Holiday Magic” takes its toll on women. It immediately made me think of the Lifetime Christmas Movie I saw  this month called On Strike For Christmas with Daphne Zuniga, who you likely either remember as Jo Reynolds, resident of Melrose Place or Princess Vespa, resident…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Festive storytime fun, holiday social dance, slam dunk improv

Festive Barnes & Noble storytime fun Saturday, Dec.  21, 11 a.m. Barnes and Noble Alderwood has been hosting festive events all holiday season long, and they’re showing no signs of stopping. Just days before the big night, they’re sponsoring a Christmas storytime reading, complete with activities and coupons. Join the festive fun at 11 a.m….

Looking Back: Gwendolyn Shakespeare — a teacher forever remembered

Over 86 years ago, when I entered first grade in the Edmonds School District, I certainly never had any idea that so many years later I would still remember many of my school teachers. A few are remembered in special ways. My first four years were spent at Alderwood Manor Grade School, and there I…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Remember to thank a teacher

In my generation of journalists, nearly everyone I know was influenced by a great high school journalism teacher. Someone who lit a fire under us. Who saw some raw talent and encouraged us to develop it. In my case, that journalism teacher was Steve Rogers. Steve started his teaching career at Ellensburg High School after…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Love, Play, Listen

Years ago, I was drawn to the marvelous work of Bernie Siegal with his book Love Medicine and Miracles and his others. In recent times, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote of her quest in book. Today I propose a new title of Love Play Listen! I want a simple easy recipe for isolation and Love Play Listen…

Restaurant News: Farewell Oh Yeah Tasty, welcome China Cafe

As I traveled east on 196th crossing into Lynnwood the other day, I noticed the Chinese fast food restaurant Oh Yeah Tasty has closed. I for one, will miss them. After reading Yelp reviews, I discovered that people both adored and disliked Oh Yeah. Can I make a suggestion? If you choose to write a Yelp…

Healthy Eating: Choose your food treats wisely during the holidays

Are you still feeling full from your Thanksgiving feast? Did you eat a piece of pie for breakfast the next day? That’s OK because it probably has pumpkin or apples, maybe eggs, butter and milk, flour and spices — all ingredients that a healthy breakfast might include! But… remember most of us gain weight between…