Author Archives: Sue Romero

Stolen toys! Salvation Army in Port Angeles needs your help (links)

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Boooo! Some awful Grinchy thieves STOLE more than $1500 worth of donated toys from a Salvation Army warehouse in Port Angeles, taking the most expensive gifts – video games, Legos and bikes  – meant for kids ages 8 to 12. 500 families are supposed to pick up their gifts this weekend as part of Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy & Joy ... Read More »

Geeks unite! Star Trek Convention in Seattle (interview with Cmdr Riker!)

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Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Convention is coming to the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue THIS weekend, December 12th-14th! So, being the sci-fi geek that I am, I jumped at the opportunity to interview actor Jonathan Frakes. Are you not geeky enough to know who he is? As any Trekkie can tell you, Jonathan Frakes played Commander William Riker on the hit ... Read More »

Help raise money for victims of Typhoon Ruby in the Philippines

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A woman in Lynnwood is taking on a huge endeavor – helping victims of Typhoon Ruby and other devastating storms hitting her home country of the Philippines. Christine Umayam founded Child United and hopes to convert big, steel shipping containers into stores, typhoon shelters and classrooms in the Philippines. Her long-term goal is to install 20 containers in the Philippines ... Read More »

The 28th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition!

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The big event, which draws about 10,000 people,  is TONIGHT at 6pm at Westlake Center in downtown Seattle. We also know that a protest, which have been going on since the Ferguson  and New York decisions, is also scheduled for the exact same time and place, according to KING 5. But that shouldn’t stop you from going to one of ... Read More »

Gift ideas: best toys for kids – according to moms! (links)

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The editors at workingmother.com tried out thousands of toys to find the most creative, clever and fun toys for young kids. Bonus: their choices promote science and education! See their “Best in Play” winners from the 2014 American International Toy Fair right HERE. Also, interesting…some of the most bizarre toys from the Toy Fair, according to mashable.com, because, why not?   Read More »

Thanksgiving driving tips from the WSDOT (info)

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According to AAA, more than 46 million people will to drive more than 50 miles to get to their Thanksgiving destinations this year, the most people on the road for the holiday since 2007. That’s why the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has some helpful tips for drivers hoping to avoid the worst part of the holiday rush. WSDOT ... Read More »

Top toys to AVOID for Christmas (info)

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Before you start your Black Friday/Thanksgiving evening/Cyber Monday shopping, you might want to check out this list of “10 Worst Toys”. The annual list is put out by a watchdog group called World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) and has child safety in mind. Not surprisingly, many of the toys are ‘toy weapons’ and can cause serious injury if misused ... Read More »

We need more foster families! (info)

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Social workers in the state say there’s a desperate need for foster homes, according to a recent report on KING 5. The Department of Social and Health Services says there are 8,000 kids in crisis throughout the state – but only 5,000 foster homes to help them. Social workers say they don’t turn kids away but end up having to ... Read More »

We – mankind – made space history today! (info)

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The European Space Agency (and all of mankind, really) has been preparing for this moment for TEN years, and today, we made history when the robot lander “Philae” touched down on a comet speeding at 40,000 mph at 8:03am PST! Check it out right HERE! For why it’s such a big deal, read THIS.     Read More »

Happy Veterans Day – and Beyond

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I came across a couple of great articles while searching for ‘what’s closed on Veteran’s Day.’ Free pancakes, free coffee and free admission is always good, but there’s so much more you can do than just taking the day off of school or work, or even saying “Happy Veterans Day.” The first article is called  “How to Celebrate Veterans Day ... Read More »