“Stretch Your Smile with The Frosting of Laughter”

"It can start with a giggling snicker...,"

“Summer’s Treasures”

circling seagulls screeching

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Sweet times with Sweet Peas

There is nothing as sweet as peas right off the vine. Not only are peas delicious, they are a good source of vitamins A, K and C, folate and are a great protein source.

Find inspiration in the natural splendor of Olympic National Park

Diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Located in northwestern Washington State, on the Olympic Peninsula, the park protects a wilderness spanning nearly a million acres. It is often referred to as “three parks in one,” as it boasts three distinctly different ecosystems: rugged, glacier-capped peaks, old-growth and temperate rain forests and over seventy miles of wild Pacific coastline.

The Grand Charles Johnson: Notable author muses on ‘the art of living’ in his book ‘GRAND: A Grandparent’s Wisdom for a Happy Life’

GRAND is a new book reflecting on the joys of being a grandparent. Written by Seattle’s own Charles Johnson—National Book Award winner, MacArthur Genius Fellow and University of Washington professor emeritus—it has been described as a warm, inspiring collection of wisdom and life lessons that grandparents and parents alike will cherish.

Inspire Positive Aging Awards

Every year, Sound Generations senior services presents the Inspire Positive Aging awards to celebrate older adults who engage with their communities, challenge stereotypes about aging, and serve as valuable sources of wisdom and experience. Read about this year’s winners!

NW Best Places to Retire Annual ‘Round-Up’

This special edition of Northwest Prime Time features our 19th Annual Best Places to Retire issue. Read about the places in Washington State that have achieved national acclaim this past year as great places to live and to retire. Can you guess the Northwest towns and cities that made this year’s list of best places to retire?

Caryl and Ralph Turner: Founders of Precious Life Animal Sanctuary

On the outskirts of Sequim, next to the Olympic National Forest and near Olympic National Park, lies a hidden valley surrounded by forest, wildlife and views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. This special place is the Precious Life Animal Sanctuary.

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With Love

With Love

Another example of Love

"I ran to him, and he leaned down, hugged me, and called me 'Sweet Pea.'"

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How I Discovered Hugs

Things changed after my first year away at college.

Father's Day Tribute

"...calm and reassuring in stressful situations."


Seasonal allergies vs pandemic

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Rhubarb - The Pie Plant

This versatile plant can be served as a sauce or in pies and crisps. It's now at the peak of the season.

Twinkle, twinkle, little glowworm!

The North Island of New Zealand has an abundance of natural treasures. Among them is the world-renowned Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The name “Waitomo” comes from the Māoris words wai and tomo, meaning hole or shaft.