Tag Archives: Seattle

World Moms Blogger Shares Reading, Recreation and Relationship with Book Club

Today I’m grateful to have guest blogger Tara Bergman share about the dynamic impact being a part of a book club has had on her life. A transplant from Pennsylvania, Tara moved to Seattle in 1998 with her husband and … Continue reading

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A brief reminder of what it means to be neighborly

This week I was shown a wonderful reminder of what it means to be neighborly. I’ve mentioned before that two houses on my street recently sold and received new neighbors this summer. The most recent family moved in this past … Continue reading

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The CRAZY, AMAZING COINCIDENCE that happened at my first coffee klatch! Get your Kleenex ready…

On my continuing mission to challenge myself to be intentional about exploring the many ways Seattleites might open up their friendship circles, I decided to try my hand at organizing a neighborhood coffee klatch. I think there was one in … Continue reading

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One Inspiring “Night Out”

Last week I shared my celebration with you about taking the risk to organize a block party with just one week’s notice, the result of which was getting the opportunity to meet five neighbors I didn’t yet know. Along with several … Continue reading

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Top 3 reasons why fall is a GREAT time to host a block party

Did you know that this summer marked the 30th anniversary of National Night Out (NNO)?  August 5, to be exact.  Did you know that in 2013 more than 1,400 neighborhoods in and around greater Seattle held some kind of block … Continue reading

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I BELIEVE The 12th MAN can MELT the Seattle Freeze!

“How cool would it be if, 30 years from now, we’re sitting with our kids and grandkids and telling them about how we did something extraordinary?” Seattle Seahawks Middle Linebacker Bobby Wagner This summer when my interview with Rachel Belle … Continue reading

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Best dinner ever: Colonel John’s Flank Steak

As you’re getting to know your neighbors, one perplexing question that seems to come up is “what do I feed them for dinner?” If there’s one rule to abide by when entertaining in Seattle it’s keep it simple, keep it … Continue reading

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Seattle: if you can connect here, you can connect anywhere

The first time I tried to snow ski was at Mt. Bachelor.  It is a great place to learn to ski because the snow is usually powdery dry, there’s usually a lot of it and the sun is known to … Continue reading

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Redmond Chorale brings more than music to its members and community

By Redmond Chorale Board President Ceytha Bruner This is the third installment of my “ING” to “BING” series, encouraging all of us with individual Seattle “ING” interests (runnING, hikING, cyclING, etc.) to ‘trade up’ to make them a “BING” – an … Continue reading

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Seattle Connection: Turning those “ING” things into “BING” things

My friend Wendy is a transplant from Chicago.  She told me once that one of the first things she noticed about Seattle is that we are the ‘land of the INGs’.  In the Midwest, it’s very common to see groups … Continue reading

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