Friday, December 02, 2016

Nancy For Frank--A Barers Of Maple Valley Favorite

On Thursday evenings, I love listening to "Nancy For Frank" on the Siriusly Sinatra channel on Sirius XM.  Frank Sinatra brought magic to everything that he sang. Frank's daughter  Nancy was the Sinatra connection to teen music and pop culture of the 1960s, is continuing the Sinatra legacy through  broadcasting and social networking. 
I listen Thursday at 6:00pm on Sirius/XM channel 71.

Trivia Night At Zeek's

A great time was had by all at Zeek's Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands.  Wednesday is Trivia night.  Our four man team won that certificate as well as won a free ice cream for a closest to the pin contest.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Maple Valley--Playful City USA

You see the sign entering town from highway 169, Playful City USA.  It is awarded to cities and towns across the nation who make their communities more playable.   Maple Valley Showcase Lake Wilderness Park and activities scheduled at the site played a huge part in that designation.  You can see more here. Maple Valley earned that designation for the first time this year.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sad Football Weekend

Both the Cougars and the Seahawks lost their games this weekend :(

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Florence Henderson TV's Mom

Americans eating Thanksgiving dinner were shocked to hear about the passing of Florence Henderson.  Henderson played the iconic Carol Brady, a widow with three girls who married a widower with three boys to form a single family in the 70s hit, Brady Bunch.  Much like June Cleaver in Leave It To Beaver, Mrs. Brady was a full time mom who was forever happy,  never revealing career ambitions.  The show centered around good natured children's problems of jealousy and parental rules.  ,
Henderson had appeared in the audience of Dancing With The Stars, as co star Maureen McCormick was one of the contestants.  There were no visual evidence of health problems.  Henderson was 82.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Fidel Castro Dead At 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban strongman who brought Communism within striking distance of the US during the cold war era is dead.  Castro who had the longest rule of any non royal was an iconic figure in my lifetime, known for his military uniforms, his beard and cigar.  In 2008, he stepped down from the Cuban presidency, letting his brother Raul lead the nation.

Apple Cup

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The 5th Brings Back The Mullet

Issaquah businessman Mark Mullet will continue to represent Washington's 5th Legislative district in the state senate.  Sources report that opponent Chad Magendanz has conceded in one of the closest races in the state.  Mullet becomes the first Democrat to be reelected in the relatively recently formed 5th.  In the 1990s, Kathleen Drew was elected to the senate but was defeated in her bid for a second term by Dino Rossi.
Magendanz, tried to portray Mullet as too liberal for the 5th, which by tradition has voted Republican.  Mullet emphasized his ability to compromise and to reach across the aisle.  Democrats has good showings in the two house of representative races, showing the 5th may be getting closer to being a swing district.