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Best dinner shortcuts to buy from Costco now
Costco to the rescue during this busy time of year. Stock up on yummy pasta, delicious salad kits, healthy frozen veggie mixes and more.
What's for dinner? ►
Heartwarming holiday traditions from local families
Our readers share some darling and creative ideas for making the holidays extra special. Be inspired by these feel-good traditions.
The most wonderful time of year ►
Winter safety tips
Winter is coming, be prepared! Have safe fun at home or outdoors with these tips.
News and recommendations to know about this week
Shi Shi, a green sea turtle rescued on a Washington beach,
has an unusual rescue story
with a feel-good ending.
An award-winning novel
about a girl discovering her Native American identity, perfect for middle-grade readers and written by a local author.
The whole family will enjoy this new
animated version of the book series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
on Disney+ now.
NEWS YOU CAN USE ►
The perfect gift for busy parents
Give the gift of a lighter to-do list. Send the busy parent in your life Yohana; a personal assistant service for families.
Enter our holiday giveaway extravaganza
We are giving away 15 amazing prizes, perfect for a family to enjoy. Hurry! The last day to enter is Dec. 19.
Christmas came early ►
A top global private school opens in Bellevue in 2022
BASIS Independent Schools will bring an innovative interdisciplinary instruction model to Bellevue next fall.
Learn more ►
BASIS Independent Bellevue
3 things to do with kids this week
Go on a
holiday-themed nature adventure
to find wooden snowmen in the woods.
See an enchanting and affordable
holiday light display
at Garden d'Lights.
Another walking light show,
Dazzle in Maple Valley
is sure to put the whole fam in the holiday spirit.
MORE OUTINGS ►
PNB's Nutcracker returns!
The magic is back this holiday season. Gather your loved ones to celebrate the holiday with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at McCaw Hall.
Spruce up your tree with these kid-made ornaments
Clever gifts to stay close with faraway friends and family
Holiday smiles are the best!
You can help local families see plenty of them this season when you join Hopelink in providing food, shelter, warmth … and hope.
Grow in nature at our parent-toddler playgroup
Mud pies, pet ducks, natural science, sensory games and more! A fun Covid-safe group for toddlers and parents. Now offering a free trial class!
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