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Fossil dad: Fence building and other observations from the front lines of the new reality

On my way to experience the Nobel Peace Prize-winning clerks at my local Bartell I ran into a group of half-dozen folks were rebuilding a fence. Being curious and a cub-reporter, I asked one man about their efforts. “They wanted $18,000 so a bunch of us got together and build it for under seven,” he answered.

On my way to experience the Nobel Peace Prize-winning clerks at my local Bartell I ran into a group of half-dozen folks rebuilding a fence.

Being curious and a cub-reporter, I asked one man about their efforts.

“They wanted $18,000 so a bunch of us got together and built it for under seven,” he answered.

"Make Your Garden Sparkle with these 'Sunsparkler Sedums,'” by the Whistling Gardener

When it comes to plants that are sun tolerant, drought resistant, and pretty much maintenance free, nothing can compare to sedums. They are a group of plants that fit nicely into rockeries, spill over retaining walls, blended into sunny mixed borders, and are great just about anywhere you want a carefree plant. 

When it comes to plants that are sun tolerant, drought resistant, and pretty much maintenance free, nothing can compare to sedums.

They fit nicely into rockeries, spill over retaining walls, blended into sunny mixed borders, and are great just about anywhere you want a carefree plant. 

Penny Creek Elementary School students place in Youth Earth Day Challenge top three

Penny Creek Elementary School students Kylah Milony and Nate Ottem placed in the top three at their grade level for the Snohomish Conservation District's Youth Earth Day Challenge.

Penny Creek Elementary School students Kylah Milony and Nate Ottem placed in the top three at their grade level for the Snohomish Conservation District's Youth Earth Day Challenge.

Teacher Kirsten Judd’s combined third and fourth grade class was assigned a STEAM project in April to design environmental upgrades to an existing place.

The Mill Creek Women’s Club continues to thrive: 2020-21 Officers are elected

While the General Membership Meetings of the Mill Creek Women’s Club have been suspended, the Club continues to thrive and contribute to its local philanthropies. In March they were able to donate $1,000 to the local food bank to help alleviate the growing need due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

While the General Membership Meetings of the Mill Creek Women’s Club have been suspended, the Club continues to thrive and contribute to its local philanthropies.

In March they were able to donate $1,000 to the local food bank to help alleviate the growing need due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Fossil Dad: Bridging the Political Divide on the Front Lines of the New Reality

It’s time to heal our polarized politics. COVID-19 brought both parties in Congress to open the country’s checkbook to help the distressed. Here's a simple suggestion to build on this bi-partisanship: A short soccer (football to some!) match between sporting Republicans and Democrats.

It’s time to heal our polarized politics. COVID-19 brought both parties in Congress to open the country’s checkbook to help the distressed.

Here's a simple suggestion to build on this bi-partisanship: A short soccer (football to some!) match between sporting Republicans and Democrats.

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