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Heart-shaped hands at a concert

The Journey tour has begun! Here's the setlist from the first show

It's one of the summer's biggest and hottest tours . . . .and it just kicked off in Connecticut. Journey and rockers Def Leppard will be criss-crossing the country together until October 6, so I'm pretty sure by the time they roll into to The Gorge on Setpember 29, they'll have the bugs worked out...
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Barefoot at the beach

Let's hit the beach! Or the pool! Where to splash, swim & sun

Sure, the water's still a little cold. But the sun's out! Time to choose a beach and get out there! And we do have a lot of choices here, from hidden tucked-away neighborhood pocket parks, to community pools, to big spacious sandy beaches, we're all about the water in the Puget Sound area. Well,...
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Roller skating

Ready for some old school fun? How about hitting the rolller rink?

No experience necessary for retro fun all over Puget Sound -- take the family roller skating! I know it sounds a little hokey, and it's definitely not what we might think of as cool, which is exactly what makes it cool, right? Seattle and the suburbs have a bunch of choices if you'd like to try...
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Washington coast

There's still time to plan your Memorial Day road trip

Who's up for a Memorial Weekend road trip? It's May 26, 27 & 28 this year. Soon! So now's a grat time to make a nearly-last-minute decision to hit the road and chill for a couple of days. The family-friendly site Red Tricycle has half a dozen great ideas for mini-getaways, and you don't have to...
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Bowling

Let's bowl! Here's where to take the whole family for bowling fun in the PNW

If your family's bored and the weather's not great, what do you do? Here's an idea -- go bowling! Most 21st century bowling alleys are so family-friendly . . . even for the youngest kids, who get the benefit of gutter rails to keep the ball in the lane, thos little rack thingies that help a kid...
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Couple dining outdoors

Where to eat and drink outdoors in Seattle this spring & summer

We've had a fantastic sunny streak in April. It won't last forever, but the sun will return and you need to make some plans. That's where this up-to-the-minute list from Eater Seattle comes in: Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle, Spring 2018. They put together a list of 24...
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Concert fans

Here's how to buy $20 tickets to summer's hottest concerts

Summertime is concert time, but seeing all the shows you want to see can get a little spendy. Now, relief! This is good: How would you like to buy tickets to some of this summer’s hottest concerts (and into fall) for $20 bucks a ticket? The concert promoter Live Nation just announced National...
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Earth

This weekend around here is all about the Earth, spring, music, and wine

Earth Day Weekend is always a big deal here in the PNW, so -- big surprise -- there are lots of earth-friendly things to do this weekend. First of all, try recycling and composting and don't litter or crush cigarette butts on the sidewalk. Okay. Now here's what else you can do: Friday Earth Day...
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Seattle skyline

Seattle was just ranked the 4th most hipster-ish city in the world

What does it take for a city to be a haven for hipsters? Whatever it is, Seattle's got the right stuff. There's a new survey by MoveHub (a global relocation service, whatever that is) and they've determined " the most hipster cities in the world ." As you might expect, Portland finished strong, and...
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Seattle skyline under gray skies

Beer, baseball, and tons of family fun: What to do around here this weekend

By the time you read this, the weather is probably better than the forecast, but still -- lots to do indoors this weekend! This might be a good weekend to take the family to a Mariners game . The roof at Safeco may be closed all weekend, but the Oakland As are in town! Friday is Ben Gamel Cap Night...
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