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Purple Haze Daze To Be Held at Sequim’s Lavender Weekend, July 17 to 19

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Purple Haze Lavender Farm will hold its inaugural Purple Haze Daze during Sequim’s 19th Annual Lavender Weekend, July 17 to19, 2015. Purple Haze Lavender Farm is located at 180 Bell Bottom Road, Sequim, WA. Admission is $10.00 for all three days.

This three day Purple Haze Daze lavender party will include the music of some iconic musical figures. Geoffrey Castle will be wielding his world famous electronic violin. Aussie Blake Noble will delight crowds with his 12 string guitar and didgeridoo. Regional funk band Open Country Joy will also be on hand all three days with their eclectic blend of funk, country and original favorites. There will also be additional musical offerings and the possibility of some surprises.

Blondie’s Plate, one of the Olympic Peninsula’s rising stars in the restaurant world, will provide gourmet food and an array of beverages.  This will include their specialty drink The Moscow Mule and a favorite at Purple Haze Daze, The Lavender Margarita.

Attendees of Purple Haze Daze looking for unique handcrafted items will enjoy the twenty plus artisan vendors displaying their wares throughout the farm. Photo ops abound everywhere on Purple Haze’s twelve acres of flowing lavender fields. A stop in the orchard will provide an opportunity to meet Bob and Shirley, the farm’s peacock pair, and a unique collection of egg laying hens.

Should one wish to take home some lavender goodies, the farm’s gift shop is stocked full with Purple Haze‘s own line of culinary delights, bath and body products and lavender home care items. The farm also has its own ice cream shoppe with a variety of delicious lavender ice cream, tea, coffee, and lavender lemonade. Those looking for a more permanent souvenir will have over a dozen varieties of lavender plants to choose from to take home and plant in their own garden.

You will want to attend this family fun event – especially if you missed the the Northwest Wine and Cheese Tour on the Olympic Peninsula in May.

Experts Encourage Families in East King County to Bring Back the Sunday Dinner

Bob Megargel from Bellevue is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.* “For seniors, it’s… Continue Reading

Jonesing for Fresh POW? Winter Still Going Strong at Whistler Blackcomb with Lots of Fresh Snow

Spring Skiing And Riding On Whistler Mountain Until May 18 WHISTLER, BC April 14, 2015 – April showers bring May flowers in the valley, and at Whistler Blackcomb they also bring powder days to the alpine for skiers and snowboarders. With a snow base of 206cm and 35cm of new snow in the last four… Continue Reading

Chaplin’s Subaru and the City of Bellevue Present the Lake to Lake Bike Ride, June 13, 2015

Bring out the whole family for this enjoyable, non-competitive ride, as you explore the hidden treasures of Bellevue while emphasizing bicyclist awareness and rules of the road/trail.  Rain or shine.   Benefiting the City of Bellevue Youth camp scholarship fund. Start/Finish:             Lake Hills Community Park, 1200-164th Avenue SE (164th Avenue SE & SE 16th Street)… Continue Reading

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue to Hold Grand Opening Celebration for New Fieldhouse at Hidden Valley Sports Park

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue will host a public ceremony celebrating the Grand Opening of their Foster Family Foundation Branch – the Fieldhouse at Hidden Valley Sports Park. The event will take place on Saturday, March 28th from 10am-11am at Hidden Valley Fieldhouse, located at 1903 112th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. The public is invited… Continue Reading

Over Two Months of Skiing and Boarding Left: Mt. Bachelor Continues Daily Operations with 3rd Deepest Snowpack in US

With 41” of snow at the base and 85” at mid-mountain, Mt. Bachelor has the third deepest snowpack in the United States as of Sunday, March 15 according to onthesnow.com. The healthy snowpack allows the resort to continue daily operations when most other resorts in the Pacific Northwest are closed due to a lack of… Continue Reading