Beat That Holiday Stress

So The Phone Rings and Your Adult Kids aren’t going to get home for Christmas. They’re very Sorry But After All It Isn’t Going To Work For Them To Get there For Christmas. But you’ll be ok, won’t you, Mom?

What Do You Do? What Do You Say? Most of all, how do you get through it?

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I-5 ramp and lane closures scheduled for Lakewood, DuPont

LAKEWOOD – Weather permitting, construction crews will install data loops into the pavement on Interstate 5 in Lakewood and DuPont. The data loops are used by the Washington State Department of Transportation to calculate speeds and congestion levels of traffic and allow WSDOT to better manage traffic and communicate traffic conditions to the public. [Read more…]

Beat That Holiday Stress

For those of us who were used to being the Christmas Magician, the one who made Christmas happen for a lot of years, it can be a little hard to feel true joy. In fact, face it, it can be pretty hard not to feel downright unnecessary.

For instance, I just heard from my son who usually comes to help me set up the tree and put out the outdoor lights that he can’t do it this year. Naturally, I feel worse about the fact that we won’t have our special day together, than I do the fact that I can’t do the lights and tree myself. I don’t have all the answers, but I can tell you how I handle things like this. [Read more…]

Meet author Dorothy Wilhelm at DuPont Library

DuPont resident Dorothy Wilhelm will talk about her new book, Catch the Christmas Spirit: And Keep It All Year Long!, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at DuPont Pierce County Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Wilhelm will share her unconventional tips, hints and ideas. Her roles have included local author, The News Tribune columnist, radio/TV personality, army wife, widow and mom. This free event is sponsored by Friends of the DuPont Library. DuPont Pierce County Library is located at 1540 Wilmington Drive.

Beat That Holiday Stress

Less than two weeks to Christmas. It could be time to start Christmas shopping. This is the time when we all of a sudden begin to know for sure that there’s no possible way to get everything done, especially with heavy traffic subtracting minutes and hours from the day. Here’s an idea or two for dealing with that holiday Stress: [Read more…]

‘Wear Blue: Run to Remember’ celebration and trail dedication

The City of DuPont will be celebrating Wear Blue: Run to Remember on December 9th with a groundbreaking ceremony and Proclamation at the City Council meeting. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at PowderWorks Parks Pavilion, near the basketball courts at 4:00 p.m. when the City dedicates a running course to the Wear Blue organization. The celebration continues at the 7:00 p.m. City Council meeting at 1700 Civic Dr, in DuPont.

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Catch The Christmas Spirit: How to handle holiday Stress

“I think we’ve just about ruined Christmas,” said the man behind the counter. I tried not to take it personally as I pushed a huge stack of packages across the counter. “All this stuff that has nothing to do with Christmas at all. I’ve got no choice about what I do here,” he continued, “but at home I make sure that everything we do is the REAL Christmas.” [Read more…]