Author Archives: Mark Christopher

Longview WA Tornado footage Wow!

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As major networks (NBC,ABC and CBS)  are saying Lakeview and now getting  calls that it’s Longview. Here is some of the raw footage being shared of the confirmed tornado moment .-Mark C Read More »

Halloween Trick Or Treating Solved for Rural Areas

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Think of so many communities maybe in the Palouse, Methow Valley or farmlands of Skagit Valley.  Homes so far apart that Trick Or Treating is just not that easy.  Here is the answer, Tailgate Trick Or Treating!  Everyone comes to a local school parking lot on Halloween. You grab a parking spot, decorate the car and put on a costume, ... Read More »

Why Did The Salmon Cross The Road, Because…(video)

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This is one of the first signs of the rainy season in Western Washington.  The Sko Valley (Skokomish River) on highway 101 (just a couple miles north of Shelton) is where you can see what happens when this river hits near flood stage.  Salmon cross the road because they can. Is it legal for this dog to fetch a meal ... Read More »

Whats The Red Painted Street? (info)

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Now that many of us are knowing that a green painted street in Seattle is something to do with bicycles. Whats the new Red Painted Street in Seattle?  These are Hot Bus Zones.  Be cautious on a wet day as these surfaces become very slick we are told.  For those who keep track of money spent,  these Red Zones cost ... Read More »

Mushrooms Are Gynormous!

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Mark Christopher found these in his yard. One of them measure 11 inches across the top.  Thats a standard Seattle Utility Pole behind them to give you an idea of the size of these shrooms. Mushrooms are also called toadstools.  Mushrooms are a fungus, and unlike plants, mushrooms do not require sunlight to make energy for themselves.  The mushroom is ... Read More »

Warren Miller is ready for Ski Film 65! (trailer)

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“No Turning Back” brings another great excuse for a new Ski/Snowboard film from Warren Miller!  Local skiers Tyler Ceccanti and Ingrid Backstrom (Crystal Mt. skiers/boarders) are back with new assignments (Mountains) to explore.  Watch for me all around the Sound October through November with movie passes to giveaway. Here is a tease of the fun-Mark Christopher Read More »

Ohio Marching Band (gotta see video)

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For any of us who were ever in Marching Band.  To play the music and to march, but to be able to make shapes and move on a field?  Each year the Ohio State Marching band is one of the best.  Saturday they decided to try a Rock Theme and tribute the icons as well.  Watch!  Mark Christopher Read More »

“R Day” Is Next Week in Seattle

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Next week, Oct 24, 2014…It’s Seattles’s first “R Day”! A campaign has worked to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite “R”, as in Rainier Beer. It was a year ago that we finally saw the return of the red “R” back on the former brewery along I-5. A Jubilee Jaunt (parade) is planned through many areas of Seattle complete with ... Read More »

Pairing Wines With Halloween Candy (MC Guide)

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A Snickers, Twix or a Mounds  candy bar… and for a wine to go with it?  With some 700 wineries now statewide and the fun of pairing wines with our favorite foods. Why not Halloween candy.  Here you go.  -Mark Christopher Read More »

Week Three – Reba, Sanford and Luna

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Meet Reba, Sanford and Luna the wonderful pups from our third week of Wet Nose Wednesdays! All three of these wonderful dogs are currently living at PAWS, but they are all looking for their forever homes! If you are interested in adopting any of these dogs (or any of the other amazing animals currently at PAWS) they would love to hear from you: ... Read More »