Scoop Blog Archive / September 2011

Red Tricycle Recommends: 10 Tips for Enjoying the Puyallup Fair

What is officially known as the Western Washington Fair, most people know it as simply, The Puyallup (is that catchy little slogan of: Do the Puyallup, ringing in your head, yet?). Not only is the Puyallup Fair the largest event in Washington State, but it is also one of the top ten largest fairs in the nation. Anyone who has paid a visit to this annual fair can tell you that it is packed full of fun, animals, delicious food and family-friendly events. Read more »

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Old School Lunchboxes We Carried

It’s back-to-school week in Seattle. In that spirit, our editors have been reminiscing about "old school" lunchboxes we carried as kids. Compared to the futuristic bento boxes that are in vogue now, some of the rusty, metal classics of our school days seem sort of...odd. But, oh, did we love them then. Here’s what a few staff members were sporting in grade school, as well as a few @SeattleMag Twitter followers: Read more »

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Advice for the First Day of School (or the Rest of Your Life)

For many kids in Seattle, today or tomorrow marks the first day of school. Inspired by the collective groan I thought I heard echo across the city this morning, I want to share some wisdom gained from my school days. You may find it holds water for more than just text-book-burdened texters.

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How to Not Take Labor Day for Granted (And Still Have Fun)

I’m pretty much slathering on sunscreen as I write this. I cannot wait to enjoy that 79 degree weather I keep hearing about, preferably as close to a large floating vessel or bevy of grilled hot dogs as possible.

However, considering the trends of unemployment and cutbacks that define our current historic moment, I do feel compelled to more seriously reflect on the forces behind this holiday. And I feel I should take advantage of my small soapbox to encourage others to do the same. Read more »

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Fashion Friday: Fashion's Night Out Preview, Plus Get Shopping Issue Goods at Local Trunk Show Sales

It’s subtle, but it’s there, that chilly shift in the air, a few leaves starting to fall and thank heavens, racks and rack of sweaters are filling the shops: It’s fall people! (Apologies to you summer bunnies, but this here editor loves her jackets and jeans). Read more »

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