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Put aside the new play stucture, spray park, library, the weekend market, Anthem Coffee, Elements and much more....In just a few weeks there will be yet another reason to visit the historic Pioneer Park in downtown Puyallup. Starting June 18th and ending September 17th , the Puyallup Main street Association will be offering Puyallup a Sunset Market every Thursday from 4-8:30. Just like the traditional Saturday/Sunday experience at the Puyallup Farmers Market, the Sunset Market will bring your favorite farmers, growers, artisans, downtown merchants and food vendors. The added bonus is the live entertainment and demonstrations offered.

Time and time again Downtown Puyallup & Pioneer Park proves to be the perfect place to hang out. Come spend a relaxing

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Big Changes to come this Fall for sixth graders in Puyallup. Due to a continued growth in enrollment and lack of classroom space, the Puyallup School Board has approved a three year plan that will move sixth graders from a few of our more crowded elementary schools into designated junior high schools that have available space.

 The decision to move forward with the ‘sixth grade moves’ comes after a series of community forums held in January and February but this three year plan to relieve overcrowding has been under discussion by the board since November.  In some cases, schools are serving several hundred students beyond the number they were built to serve.” Without additional schools, the issue compounds into a bigger issue and bigger crisis”, says

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On May 22, Downtown Puyallup will be getting a lot cooler. Pioneer Park in Downtown Puyallup will be finally opening there much anticipated Splash Park. The Splash Park is replacing the old and very outdated wading pool that was not up to par with current Health Department Standards and let’s face it, it was a little lame. This will be the first Splash Park in Puyallup and a very welcome addition for the community of Puyallup. The Splash Park will be open daily from 10am to 8pm beginning on May 22nd through September 7th and is located in the Pavilion at PioneerPark. The SplashPark in addition to the already updated play structure that went up last July will make this already popular park into a destination park. For more information visit

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WOW, this weather is amazing and it is supposed to last through the weekend and into next week. Woohoo!! For all of you South Sounders, If you are looking for some ‘very’ last  minute idea’s for this very beautiful weekend , here you go…

 Don’t forget this weekend is the Spring Fair. Go on down to the Washington State Fairgrounds, most of us locals might still call it the Puyallup Fairgrounds, and enjoy the sunshine, animals, rides and atmosphere. There is plenty to do once inside and that includes lots of FREE fun if you are on a budget.

 Also, today is the opening day for the Puyallup Farmers Market! This is so much fun and something that I look forward to every year. I love the fresh fruits, vegetable and various flowers brought to you by your

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 One of the most rewarding rites of spring is the annual clean. Although Spring Cleaning may never be effortless, you can make it more manageable and here are some helpful hints.

 Survey each room from top to bottom, make notes and create a realistic schedule. If you are taking on more involved projects; such as, shampooing carpets and organizing closets- be sure to give yourself more than one day. Start with one task at a time and be sure to recruit help from the whole family. 

  • Make sure the assigned day has no prior engagements- No Excuses.
  • Be prepared before the day arrives- Have your supplies ready- No Distractions
  • Have some good snacks and drinks on hand for break times
  • Make chores age appropriate- Create alternate helpful activities for
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Hands On Children's Museu - groupon.com‎  Limited Time Remaining

 The Hands on Children’s Museum is a fun place to visit anytime of the year, but Spring Break will be especially fun! The Museum will feature special activities and guest during Spring Break for Pierce, Thurston and King Counties. This is a hands on museum with exhibits all about interactive learning. There is anything from role playing at a farmers market, operating a play fire engine, or climbing a tree house to build a flying machine. There is a variety of 150 exhibits that focus on healthy living, arts, building, and exploring.

ALSO at the Hands On Children's Museum: 

First Fridays are FREE from5-9pm

April 3- Take a closer look at iridescent butterfly wings and play with unique

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Easter is approaching quickly, so it's time to start thinking about Fun Easter activities for you and your little ones. Meeting the Easter Bunny and racing around collecting eggs for goodies is obviously more for the kiddo's but it sure is fun to see their excitement and capture the memories with your camera. . It doesn't matter where you live, it is pretty much a guarantee that you will find an Easter Egg Hunt to bring your children to and Puyallup is no different. There will be several churches in Puyallup putting on Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sunday. However, if you’d like to start your Easter Celebration a little early you should check out one of the following annual Easter Egg Hunts in Puyallup:

 Spring Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt and Carnival

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All of this beautiful sunshine is a reminder that spring is right around the corner and with spring comes the Spring Fair in Puyallup.  Many people actually prefer the Spring Fair to the BIG Washington State Fair (aka.. The Puyallup Fair) that takes place every September. Just like the Washington State Fair the Spring Fair offers ALL of the yummy fair food, sweet little baby animals, and all the fun rides.

 Puyallup’s Spring Fair has all the ‘Big Fair’ favorites but with less people, less chaos, less traffic and plenty of FREE FUN. Here are a few of the Spring Fair favorites that you don’t want to miss:

 The Piglet Races- see the adorable piglets racing around to win an Oreo

 Dockdogs- enter your fury baby and see how far he/she can jump after

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Thanks to Mother Nature and the mild winter in Western Washington this year the flower buds are showing up early in the Skagit County. My family and I try to go every year and every year it is just as beautiful. However, we generally make our trip up North towards the end of April because there aren’t usually as many tulips to see if you go early. This year the tulips could be blooming within the next couple weeks, Anthony DeGoede, owner of Tulip Town in Skagit County thinks the best view will be earlier this year, and that they might be ready to start picking flowers mid-March. He is predicting that the last week of March, first weekend of April is going to be magnificent!

 Lucky for us, tulips like cold weather so if the region gets a little more

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So, there is a little bit of good news for the Sellers that had to Short Sale their home in 2014. On December 16, 2014 President Obama signed an extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 and now all Short Sales that closed by December 31, 2014 are able to qualify for the tax break. For those who might not know what the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act  is; this bill is basically a Debt Cancellation. If you borrow money and the lender later cancels the debt, you may be on the hook for paying income tax on income you never received.  MFDRA prevents the homeowners that Short Sale their home from getting taxed on the amount of the forgiven Mortgage Debt.

 In the meantime, according to the National Association of Realtors there are

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