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Oldest married couple in Bellevue celebrate 90th at maggiano's Featured

James Loughran recently celebrated his landmark 90th birthday at his favorite local Italian restaurant, Maggiano’s Little Italy. After he and his wife, Patricia Durkee, commemorated their union at this elegant restaurant, they have become well-known to the community of Bellevue because they are the oldest married couple still living that are from Bellevue. James and Patricia were married on August 6th, 1948 at a local church in downtown Bellevue when Bellevue was just a small community. There were no floating bridges and to get to Seattle you either drove around through Bothell or took a small silver ferry from Kirkland…
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Family Friendly Garden Planning Featured

Has spring gotten your little ones in the mood to garden like the big kids, but you aren't sure how to keep them entertained without destroying your hard yard work? Are your babies desperate to cultivate their own green thumbs, but lack the patience and experience to truly build a garden? Never fear, we are here to help you incorporate your entire family into your spring planting. A well-planned garden can encourage your child's curiosity, teach them about responsible food sourcing, and help them understand the cycle of life. Even though little people have different levels of patience and interest,…
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Pamela Anderson defends 'sexy' WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in essay

Pamela Anderson has penned a passionate defense of Julian Assange.(Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP, Foc Kan/WireImage) Here's a twosome you may not have been expecting. Pamela Anderson, 49, has penned a passionate defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 45, calling him both "the most intelligent, interesting, and informed man in existence" and "quite sexy" to boot. The actress, who has said she met Assange through designer Vivienne Westwood, has been spotted visiting the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been holed up for four years, even bringing him a vegan lunch[1] in October. "Yes- I think he's quite sexy," Anderson wrote in a…
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Just Not That Into You? Don't Waste Your Time Featured

Nothing hurts more than realizing a new relationship isn't going to last, or that your new crush is a one-sided scenario. Rejection never gets easier, does it? Add to that the alarming trend of people failing to have conversations about their feelings, in exchange for ghosting and vague brush offs. It sucks, it never gets any better, and honestly, it's not doing anyone any favors. So how can you tell when the person you've been into just isn't into you? It's easier to see the signs than you might think. We're intelligent, experienced adults, and when our gut feelings tell…
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Revitalize New Year's Eve With These Fresh Party Ideas Featured

The New Year is upon us again, and most people are asking what you're doing New Year's Eve. If you're anything like me, that answer is usually and underwhelming shrug followed by an excuse about being tired, when really it's just that I'm not super into going out on the last night of the year. Call me old-fashioned, or just plain old, but the traffic, the cover charges, the lines, and the crowds really get me out of the party spirit. It's not that I don't love being social or having a great night out with my friends, but the…
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The Top Things to Do This Weekend: November 23–27

Theater Nov 23–Dec 24Treasure IslandLiterature’s most popular pirate tale comes to swashbuckling life when Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island for the stage. Set sail to experience the high-seas, treasure-hunting, coming-of-age adventures of Jim Hawkins under the mutinous command of the legendary Long John Silver. Center Theatre, $25–$40[1] Visual Art Thru Feb 26Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi[2]Acclaimed Japanese video installation artist Tabaimo takes her first major crack at hybrid curation with Utsutushi Utsushi. Based around the Japanese concept of utsushi, where an artist attempts to emulate a master artist's work in order to more deeply understand their techniques, Tabaimo…
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New Local Cookbook: Lauren Thompson's <em>Cooking Comics! Simple Skills, Fantastic Food </em>

You may expect—given her resume, which includes recipe development for John Sundstrom’s Lark: Cooking Against the Grain and serving as chef de cuisine at Café Juanita[1]—Lauren Thompson to write as her first cookbook a locavore manifesto overflowing with gorgeous natural photos and pitch-perfect preparations of coveted seasonal ingredients. Instead she wrote a comic book—which makes sense once you learn that Thompson has also taught culinary school. Cooking Comics! Simple Skills, Fantastic Food, which arrives December 6, is aimed squarely at the rote beginner, that person eager to learn scratch cooking but intimidated by the whole affair, with its constant French…
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Cheap Week: November 21–27

Wed, Nov 23My Goodness: Islands Release ShowOne certainly can’t accuse Seattle’s My Goodness of rock ‘n’ roll complacency. While the group started as a straightforward and ripping guitar-and-drums duo, the bands latest mini EP Islands expands the group and touches on expansive, softer, less aggressive, and more pop-friendly notes accented with calm electronic keys. Catch the reinvented My Goodness testing out its new sound on the Chop Suey stage at Islands’s record release show. Chop Suey, $10[1] Wed, Nov 23Two Joke Minimum[2]If family obligations have got you down during Thanksgiving week, you might need a pick-me-up in the form of…
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MOHAI's Exhibit on Seattle's Food History Has Arrived

Cramming the vast and unwieldy topic of Seattle's food into a museum exhibition space can't be easy. There's everything from geoduck to Rainier cherries, our coffee history, Pike Place Market, commercial fishing—even the rise of sous vide. Not to mention the restaurants. The Museum of History and Industry put this massive topic in the capable hands of Rebekah Denn, about as esteemed a food writer and food champion as you can find in this town. The result is an expedition through various facets of food culture. Edible City: A Delicious Journey[1] opens Saturday, November 19 with an entire day of…
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Music Video Premiere: Rabbit Wilde's Howl

Seattle/Bellingham indie folk quartet Rabbit Wilde pummels listeners into submission with an onslaught of sweetness. With an energetic live show and the upbeat pop melodies found on its latest album, The Heartland[1], the group calls to mind fellow Bear Creek Studio alums the Lumineers. Rabbit Wilde's new music video for "Howl" playfully captures the band's vintage aesthetic with a time traveling clip featuring period attire, bare-knuckle boxing, everlasting love notes, and plenty of folk rock revelry. Check it out below. (For even more Rabbit Wilde, check out the most recent Seattle Met Mixtape[2].) References^ The Heartland (www.rabbitwilde.com)^ the most recent…
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