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‘World’s greatest,’ ‘Who’s Who’ — not all they’re cracked up to be | Pat Cashman

There was almost a very ugly confrontation at a Fred Meyer store the other day — I’m just glad Fred wasn’t there to see it. Two guys who apparently had never met before came face-to-face in the frozen food aisle. The men stood staring at each other — thunderstruck — because they were wearing identical T-shirts, with the same wording emblazoned across the front: "World’s Greatest Dad!"

  • Nov 17, 2008
YamiPod and SharePod — freeing your iPod | Column

YamiPod and SharePod — freeing your iPod | Column

The iPod is a most beloved device. Owners of iPods are able to store a large portion of their music and, in newer models, video and photo collections on them and within reach, at all times.

  • Nov 12, 2008
YamiPod and SharePod — freeing your iPod | Column
Corey Colwell-Lipson holds up a reusable

‘Green Halloween’ offers healthier options

Corey Colwell-Lipson knew Halloween would turn green. She just didn’t expect the holiday to change colors so quickly.

  • Oct 31, 2008
Corey Colwell-Lipson holds up a reusable
Eastside Catholic sophomores Alex Gallant

600 Eastside Catholic students serve on ‘Peace and Justice Day’

The chill quiet on Cougar Mountain was broken last week by the warmth and noise of a group of high school students, hard at work and chattering every so often.

  • Oct 31, 2008
Eastside Catholic sophomores Alex Gallant

What’s the best investment advice for the public today? Simply stay calm

When you’re in a state of panic, you can do things really well, such as run after a bus, think up an excuse or find a last- minute gift. Other tasks require a calmer approach. You don’t want to be panicky when you’re slicing a tomato, pouring hot coffee or preparing your taxes — and certainly not when you’re investing for the long term.

  • Oct 24, 2008

Really Simple Syndication — information, your way

Election Day is fast approaching and we’ve all been implored to cast our votes on Nov. 4 ‚ “because it is our right and our responsibility to do so.” Additionally, we’re told our future depends on it! To be sure, this is important business and, as such, requires attention to detail in order to make the important choices. I would submit, the best way to make these choices is to do so from an informed position.

  • Oct 24, 2008
Mark Buick of Sammamish rehearses his pirate character in the Nightmare at Beaver Lake’s “Olde Tavern.”
Mark Buick of Sammamish rehearses his pirate character in the Nightmare at Beaver Lake’s “Olde Tavern.”

‘Dude’ is the new ‘daddio,’ and it’s here to stay

When I was a teenager, I remember watching TV at Dean Cartmill’s house. Dean was my best friend and one of the most even-tempered people around. Nothing seemed to make him angry. But on that particular occasion, Dean’s dad sauntered into the TV room and greeted us with “Hi, girls.” I didn’t think much of it. I figured he was just being funny.

  • Oct 10, 2008

Rain can’t stop the festivities at Salmon Days

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.

  • Oct 10, 2008

Village Theatre’s new musical ‘Saint Heaven’ comes to town

The idea for Village Theatre’s new musical “Saint Heaven” was born when Composer Keith Gordon met novelist Steve Lyons about five years ago at a cocktail party in New York. Lyons described the plot of a novel he was working on, and Gordon was immediately hooked.

  • Sep 19, 2008

Online gaming – Olympic Style: How to become an ‘Internet athlete’ | Tech Talk

In all its glory, fanfare and controversy, the 2008 Summer Olympics have finally arrived — and they’re online! NBC is broadcasting more than 2,000 hours of live events and 3,000 hours of On-Demand recorded video over the next 17 days, and you can watch it all on your computer! Suffice it to say, the digital smorgasbord of viewable events is a techie’s dream-come-true!

  • Aug 8, 2008

Let’s get ‘green’ like Germany | Andy Wappler

Autobahn. Lederhosen. Oktoberfest. Say “Germany” and that’s a bit of what comes to mind. Famous for speedy cars, stylin’ leather shorts and oompah music, Deutschland now leads the world in something surprising: solar energy.

  • Jul 25, 2008
Cards courtesy of Plateau PostSecret

The secret is out — PostSecret has come to Sammamish

“I’m tired of people complaining about Skyline. Shut the (expletive removed) up! It’s four years of your life! Deal with it!”

  • Jul 25, 2008
Cards courtesy of Plateau PostSecret

Yard sale, garage sale, estate sale — it’s all the same | Pat Cashman

While recorded history stretches pretty far back, it doesn’t go back far enough to tell us the name of the person who invented the yard sale. Perhaps it was an early caveman named Og Yard. Maybe Og had decided to unload a bunch of spears and clubs he didn’t need any more by staging a cave sale ­— or maybe he called it a “spring cave-cleaning sale.” No, wait a minute! That’s preposterous. That had to be Og’s wife. No man would ever get rid of perfectly good spears and clubs.

  • Jul 25, 2008
Front street was packed with hot cars last Sunday. Several hundred cars were on display as part of the annual Greenway Days celebration
Front street was packed with hot cars last Sunday. Several hundred cars were on display as part of the annual Greenway Days celebration
Katie Griffith plays Mary and Connor Russell portrays Dickon in 'The Secret Garden' at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE next month.

‘Secret Garden’ blossoms at Village Theatre

“The Secret Garden” is coming to life at Village Theatre, even though the performances themselves are still weeks away.

  • Jul 18, 2008
Katie Griffith plays Mary and Connor Russell portrays Dickon in 'The Secret Garden' at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE next month.

For great Mexican food, head to the Highlands

Atmosphere: On the day we went to Marcela’s, the sun was actually shining and we were able to sit outside in the sun, which was actually warm. (Sadly, I got a sunburn from just 45 minutes outside. Thanks, Washington.) There was Spanish music playing over speakers and the restaurant was clean, bright and very traditional.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Renee Ramirez holds Sarah
Renee Ramirez holds Sarah
Above: 5-year-old Ethan Naziri reacts disagreeably to a book title as he negotiates with his mother Elizabeth for new books at Discovery Elementary School. Right: Erin Sebo’s daughter Miller
Above: 5-year-old Ethan Naziri reacts disagreeably to a book title as he negotiates with his mother Elizabeth for new books at Discovery Elementary School. Right: Erin Sebo’s daughter Miller
Marliss Amiea as Aida.

Village Theatre’s Aida is a must see for everyone

W ow, that girl can sing.

  • May 23, 2008
Marliss Amiea as Aida.