December 2015

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Kate McDermott’s Pie Crust Recipe

Create the perfect pie crust this holiday

No nation has elevated sweet pie to the level of lore that America has—and never is our pie obsession as strong as during the holidays. Whether you’re emulating Aunt Angie’s apple or perfecting your own pumpkin, chances are, pie holds real value to you and yours. Which is why, if you’re setting out to make…

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Control Your “Smart Home” With the Touch of a Button

Bellevue startup Pebblebee prepares to launch its latest gadget, the Stone

Bellevue-based Pebblebee made a name for itself last year with the Honey ($24.99 at pebblebee.com), a small Bluetooth “key finder” device designed to help users keep track of oft-misplaced household items. This year the tech startup releases the Stone, a tiny gadget—roughly the size of a quarter—that looks like its namesake, except that it has…

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Grouse Mountain: Travel to a Nearby Winter Wonderland

Explore this snowy peak during the holidays

Where: Grouse Mountain, a snowy peak just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia What: The annual Peak of Christmas event (11/28–1/4/2016, grousemountain.com), when this mountaintop resort becomes a winter wonderland, perfect for families and romantic getaways. For the kids: There are breakfast and photo ops with Santa, screenings of holiday classics at the Theatre…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…