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It’s not too late to give back to local organizations that are in need of a hand—or two—for the holidays. Here are four easy ways to give back (and end your year on a good note!)

What's your favorite part about the Fourth of July?

It’s the end of the year, which is also the bubbliest time of the year, thanks to the rivers of Champagne and sparkling wine that are being imbibed out and at home.

This article originally appeared on Avvo.com.

The last time I polled our Seattle mag staffers to find out what one dish, one morsel, one bev or brew from the past year they liked best was in 2013