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Dining in: Lightening up between holiday feasts


Selecting trees and shrubs: dwarves versus giants

gardening During a short walk through almost any area, it's possible to see many examples of good plants stuffed into the wrong places, growing too tall under eaves or gobbling all the morning sun with deep evergreen branches.

Decorating for holiday entertaining

holiday decorating While the food served during the holidays is very important, a beautiful decor sets the tone for the party, notes Woodinville resident Minnie Roths of the Decorating Den.

Flu season hits the area early

flu season According to a report just issued by the Washington State Department of Health, the Seattle-King County Virology Laboratory has reported four more positive Influenza type A isolates as of Nov. 13, in addition to the seven reported as of Nov. 10.

Depression: it's not just sadness anymore

depression Ongoing sadness or unhappiness can be a sign of depression, but depression can also be hidden beneath other symptoms--such as fatigue, chronic aches and pains, weight loss and insomnia--that may have nothing to do with feeling blue.

Groups receive funding for tobacco control projects

tobacco control Local organizations including Camp Fire Boys and Girls and the City of Kirkland have received funds from the Tobacco Free Coalition of Washington Sno-King for projects to mobilize communities around tobacco prevention and control.

Carolers, card makers, and cookie bakers needed

volunteers Union Gospel Mission is asking for volunteers to come and share their signing, card making, and cooking talents with homeless men, women, and children as they wait for meals at the mission.

Food for pets needed

food for pets The Humane Society is holding its ninth annual Holiday Pet Food Drive now through Dec. 31 at selected Fred Mayer, Safeway and QFC stores.

Volunteer opportunities

volunteers Local agencies need volunteers this holiday season.

Molbak's events

Holiday events at Molbak's



bazaars

Bazaars, craft shows offer unique holiday shopping



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