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A couple of artisans: how a Bothell duo turned an artsy idea into a blossoming business

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

“We couldn’t do this without each other,” said Harla Poage, co-owner of the Bothell-based business Maltby Metal Works. “That’s what Win always says.”

Winslow Poage, or “Win” as Harla calls him, is the other half of Maltby Metal Works. Together, the soon-to-be married couple designs and crafts unique metal and wood home decor items with Pacific Northwest flair.
Their items, all for sale on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/MaltbyMetalWorks), include large wood and steel wall hangings featuring silhouettes of mountains or trees, brass dog tags, and other smaller home and business accents. 

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Editor's Expeditions - Alki Beach

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

One of the reasons we moved to the Pacific Northwest is to be near the water! We especially love finding places to walk along the water soaking in the views. When we discovered Alki Beach Park in West Seattle, we found that and so much more.

The beach strip runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay and is filled with sunbathers, volleyball players, and even a few swimmers despite the cold-water temperatures in Puget Sound. 

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Duvall Boy Scout earns rare, distinguished outdoor award

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Chase Kemper, a Duvall Boy Scout and upcoming senior at Cedarcrest High School, recently attained the Boy Scouts of America National Medal for Outdoor Achievement.

The award is rare and prestigious. According to the Boy Scouts of America website, it is “the highest recognition that a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer can earn for exemplary achievement, experience, and skill in multiple areas of outdoor endeavor.”

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Backpacking into Stehekin: wildflowers, mountain views, and freshly baked pastries

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

“Cold beer and a cinnamon roll. Cold beer and a cinnamon roll,” was the motivational mantra I chanted to myself during the last few hiking miles into Stehekin, a tiny village on the upper northwestern edge of Lake Chelan, unreachable except by foot, float plane, or boat. 

The land routes into Stehekin are varied. You can travel through a number  of different  North Cascades passes (Cascade, McAlester, War Creek, Purple, to name a few), but all paths lead to the same delicious destination: the Stehekin Pastry Company.

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Marinated Persian Cucumber & Fava Bean Salad with Fresh Herbs

  • Written by By Amanda Bullat, MS RDN CN Culinary Education Program at 21 Acres

What’s one of the simplest ways to add farm-fresh flavor to your meals? Add a few leaves or sprigs of your favorite seasonal herb! Herbs can be one of the easiest crops to grow, especially for those of us with limited growing space. If you have a window and you have a box that will hold dirt and a little water, you can have a thriving herb garden year round in your windowsill.

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