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Dining In: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

recipes This year, Hanukkah, the Festival of LIghts, begins Monday evening, Dec. 18, and continues for eight days. Every night during the holiday, family and friends gather together to celebrate the victory of the Maccabees.

Tidying, trimming, and pruning the winter garden

gardening When leaves fall, their loss clears and opens garden views of shrub borders, which often starts gardeners wondering about winter pruning.

Multi-Service Centers need support to help the needy

Multi-Service Centers The holidays will be brighter for many in need, thanks to the services available to them from the Multi-Service Centers and the gifts of generous donors.

Mailing tips from the Postmaster

mailing tips Postmaster Keith Parkins and the staff at the Woodinville Post Office offer some information that may make your mailing easier.

Strategies to make holiday shopping safer

safe shopping The holiday season is an active time for everyone--including criminals. The festive mood and decorations may lull you into a feeling of safety, but you need to be aware that there are predators around you choosing their prey.

Program to provide hats for needy kids

hats for kids Ritzy Things in Redmond has teamed up with the national non-profit organization Caps for Kids to help provide knitted or crocheted hats to underprivileged children this winter.

Salvation Army needs volunteers

volunteers Hundreds of volunteers are needed during the month of December to staff The Salvation Army's Toy 'n Joy Shop.

Donation sites at Texaco, Washington Mutual

food drive Non-perishable food or cash donations to the "For Kids' Sake" Holiday Food Drive taken to participating Washington Mutual or Texaco Star Mart locations will be distributed to the area food banks and meal programs where they were collected.

Don't trash those leaves: Drop them in Kenmore

composting North King County residents, landscapers, and contractors now have a new place to drop their fall leaf collection, support composting, and even save some money.

Local landscape contractors receive environmental awards

environmental awards The Washington Association of Landscape Professionals has announced the winners of its Twelth Annual Environmental Landscape Awards Program.

Eat lightly before the festive dinner

holiday meals You may eat less food at that holiday meal if you eat light but regular meals earlier in the day, says a Stanford University dietitian.

Consider age when choosing toys

children's toys Children's World Learning Centers has suggestions to help shoppers choose the right toys for children.

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