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"A few gift ideas for the gardener in your life," by the Whistling Gardener

Steve Smith shares gift ideas for the gardener.  Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

Let’s take a break this week from the endless garden chores I am constantly throwing out at you and look at a few cool gift ideas. This is, after all, the season of giving, so whether you are looking for something for your favorite gardener or just for yourself, here are a few things to think about…

Puget Sound non-profit announces record year for providing free musical instruments to students

Seattle-based non-profit Music4Life provided 2,036 ready-to-play musical instruments at no charge for use by students at eight Puget Sound public school districts in 2017-2018. This is an increase of 12 percent in the number of instruments delivered the previous school year.

Seattle-based non-profit Music4Life provided 2,036 ready-to-play musical instruments at no charge for use by students at eight Puget Sound public school districts in 2017-2018. This is an increase of 12 percent in the number of instruments delivered the previous school year.

Alzheimer’s Association recruiting volunteer facilitators for Monroe caregiver support groups

The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Monroe. Family Caregiver Support Groups provide a place for caregivers to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss.

The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Monroe.

Family Caregiver Support Groups provide a place for caregivers to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss.

"Wreath Making—yet another way to enjoy our gardens," by the Whistling Gardener

The art of wreath making is an annual event celebrating the incredible diversity of plants that live in our northwest gardens. Making winter arrangements from the bounty of our yards is a perfect way to extend the bond between plants and people that is so primal and essential to our wellbeing.

The art of wreath making is an annual event celebrating the incredible diversity of plants that live in our northwest gardens.

Making winter arrangements from the bounty of our yards is a perfect way to extend the bond between plants and people that is so primal and essential to our wellbeing.

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