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Puyallup Florists

March 8, 2017 Puyallup

Puyallup is lucky enough to have well-established florists in the community. Flowers are an important part of many occasions. From celebrations, funerals, dances, or just a kind gesture, flowers are a great way to say something without having to say anything at all. Below you will find some of the most popular florists in the Puyallup Area serving both downtown and South Hill. Buds and Blooms Buds and Blooms on South Hill in Puyallup, WA, is a family owned businessRead More

Inexpensive yet Thoughtful Gifts and Ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2017 Puyallup

Showing your love for someone for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to involve showering that person with a lot of expensive gifts. There is an inundation of advertising for expensive jewelry, expensive flowers and expensive gifts leading up to February 14th. But don’t be fooled by all these ads, the best gifts usually are the ones that come from the heart or gifts that show that a lot of thought went into it. People incorrectly assume that Valentine’s Day is aboutRead More

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Valentine’s Day Events and Activities in the Puyallup Area

February 3, 2017 Puyallup

Valentine’s day is such a special day for most couples. It is a night filled with romance and fun and a great holiday to celebrate your love for one another. Being in love is definitely worth celebrating and the city of Puyallup has a lot to offer for couples and families who want to observe this celebration of love. Here is a list of fun or romantic events and activities to help make planning your Valentine’s Day easier. The PuyallupRead More

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The Best Tips for Selling your Home in Puyallup

January 27, 2017 Puyallup, Real Estate

After the deep freeze we have been experiencing in the Northwest, it is nice to see some sunshine in the forecast. Since the sun is starting to come out, it is time to start getting your home ready for the market if you are planning to sell this spring. The market is crazy right now and on average, a home gets at least 3 offers within 24 hours of being listed but that is only if the home is inRead More

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Getting Those New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

January 16, 2017 Puyallup

We are almost half way through January and chances are, most of you have already given up on the New Year’s resolutions that were made on January 1st. Getting back to the grind after the holidays can be stressful so it is understandable that some resolutions have dropped off in the shuffle of life. Studies have found that by mid-month, at least 71% of people have already given up on their resolutions and only 8% end up actually achieving theRead More

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The Tacoma Wedding Expo can Help you Start Planning your Wedding

January 6, 2017 Puyallup

The holidays have come and gone so it means that it is that time of year again. It’s time to start planning for your upcoming spring/summer wedding. It feels like there is a lot of time to plan, but in reality, it takes months to plan a major event like a wedding. Even a small, intimate affair can take a long time to plan. Being prepared is the best way to make sure that everything runs smoothly on your weddingRead More

Puyallup Events (Jan 3-8)

January 3, 2017 Puyallup

Welcome to January 2017! We hope you had a memorable Christmas and New Year holiday. With a new year in full swing, it is a time for resolutions, a fresh start, and new opportunities. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season ending, the Puyallup community has events to keep you busy and entertained. Are you looking to update your home this year? Whether you are looking to sell your home or just want to improve the ambiance, remodeling canRead More

Ways to Spend your New Years 2016 in Puyallup

December 29, 2016 Entertainment

2016 has been quite the year. Now that we have finished the Christmas season, it is time to start making plans to help ring in the New Year. It is time to start planning our resolutions for the New Year and setting the stage for 2017. There are many ways to celebrate the end of 2016. Whether it be at home with your family or out on the town celebrating in style, New Years is a great time to letRead More

Updated Christmas Decor for Puyallup

Updated Tips for Decorating During the Holidays in Puyallup

December 8, 2016 Puyallup

After enjoying the delicious food and family time during Thanksgiving, we are now moving into the Christmas season and it is time to shop for gifts and to get out those holiday decorations. Decorating for the holidays is one of the best ways to kick off the Christmas season. With the forecast predicting snow in the Northwest this week and next, get out there as soon as possible to get your decorations up. The neighborhoods in Puyallup usually get intoRead More

Puyallup Events (Dec 5-11)

December 6, 2016 Puyallup

Puyallup is buzzing with events this week. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget to make time to participate in traditions that make this time of year so memorable. From Santa pictures to wrapping gifts to giving back to those less fortunate, this time of year brings families and the community together. Were you able to make the Christmas parade downtown last Saturday? We hope you enjoyed it! Did you get into the Christmas spirit at theRead More

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Holiday Shopping in Puyallup

December 2, 2016 Downtown

The holidays are upon us and Black Friday kicked off one of the most successful shopping seasons since the economic downturn. Most people rushed to the major chain retailers for deals and sales. These retailers spend millions of dollars to get your attention and your hard earned money. Local businesses have a hard time competing with the advertising dollars of these large companies but they still deserve your money. There are many reasons for shopping locally. According to the AndersonvilleRead More

Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts for the Whole Family

November 23, 2016 Puyallup

Thanksgiving is a special time of year when the whole family gets together to enjoy some delicious food and some quality time with each other. When the whole family gets together, it is important to keep the kids entertained during the festivities. Activities and crafts for kids on Thanksgiving is a great way for family members to bond with the kids and for the kids to enjoy Thanksgiving Day. There are certain crafts that the kids can do that willRead More

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Easy Fall Decorating Tips for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

November 17, 2016 Puyallup

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and as we are getting our fridges ready for the all the food that we have to prepare for the day, we must also get our homes ready to host all the family and friends for that special day. As the people of Puyallup are shopping for their turkeys, cranberries and potatoes, they should remember that the presentation is just as important as the food that graces the table. There are so many amazinglyRead More

Volunteering and Donating in the City of Puyallup

November 3, 2016 Puyallup

It is the beginning of November and the city of Puyallup is starting to gear up for Thanksgiving and for the beginning of the holiday season. As we start shopping for our turkey’s and fixings for the delicious Thanksgiving dinner and getting ready to spend time with our families, it is important to remember to take the time to reflect and be thankful for your family, friends and surroundings. It is also an important time to remember that some people areRead More

History of Halloween

The History of Halloween

October 27, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

Halloween is a much loved holiday in America. People around the country love getting dressed up in a costume and going out for a fun evening filled with treats and scares. There are so many fun aspects to this simultaneously entertaining and frighteningly holiday. A majority of people love to be scared silly on October 31st but most aren’t even aware of the history behind the holiday. As you are out and about, dressed up as your favorite character andRead More

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Costume Ideas for the Whole Family in Puyallup

October 20, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

It’s that wonderful time of year again! It’s time to start planning your Halloween costume. Time to get creative and come up with something unique and original to either scare, frighten or delight this Halloween. There is nothing better than themed costumes for the whole family. However, coming up with costumes for the entire family can be hard. Most families are busy and don’t have a lot of time or sometimes a lot of money to buy or create costumes.Read More

Spooky, Delicious and Easy Halloween Treats

October 13, 2016 Puyallup

One of the best parts of Halloween are all the delicious goodies that get consumed during this month. Although there are a lot of appetizing Halloween treats for sale in the store, sometimes there is nothing better than a homemade delicacy. Most of us are too busy to bake or think that most recipes are just too complicated. For everyone looking for simple yet fun treats to make this Halloween, look no further. Below is a list of enjoyable yetRead More

Celebrating Oktoberfest in the Northwest

As fall ushers in the colder weather and the leaves start to change from green to red, brown and gold, one of the best festivals happens during this wonderful time of year. Oktoberfest is held each year around the globe and two of the best places to celebrate this cultural event is right here in the Northwest! For those who can’t make it all the way to Munich to celebrate, Washington is home to our very own Bavarian Village, Leavenworth.Read More

Winter Weddings in Puyallup

September 28, 2016 Puyallup

The summer wedding season has come and gone but the winter wedding season is just starting to heat up. As the summer fades into the fall, now is the perfect time to start planning a gorgeous winter wedding in the city of Puyallup. Most people opt for a summer wedding because they think it is more picturesque than a winter wedding but with the right touches, a winter wedding can be tastefully dramatic and gorgeous. With the right combination ofRead More

Swimming Pools, Splash Park and Lessons in Puyallup

September 13, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

With summer starting to wind down in Washington, it’s never too late to start taking the kids to swim at the local pool or Sprayground. Luckily, for the residents in the Puyallup area, there are plenty of pools and a sprayground to keep the kids entertained. Fortunately, the sunny days last until the end of September around here and even after the sun is gone and we start to transition into the colder days, taking indoor swimming lessons is alwaysRead More

Central School in Puyallup (History)

September 23, 2015 Downtown, Education, Puyallup

Students at Central School in Puyallup posed for this photo in about 1888. Today’s public school enrollment in grades from kindergarten through high school tops 22,250. Fort Maloney served as our city’s first school at what is now Grayland Park. No longer able to accommodate a growing student population, in a building not originally intended to house a school, townspeople decided it was time for a new school to be built. It would be located where the present day KarshnerRead More

What’s with the name, Puyallup?

September 22, 2015 Downtown, Education, Puyallup

In short, the name came from an Indian phrase “pough,” which meant “add more,” and “allup,” which meant “the people.” The Indians who lived in Puyallup’s river area, he said, always gave more than needed or expected to other Indians who came to trade. They were a very generous people. Our first settlers in the valley began to know the town as Meekersville, after Ezra Meeker, the one most considered the first to plat the land in the valley. Mr.Read More

Places To Visit Today in Puyallup

The weather today in Puyallup is amazing and that means you need to get out of the house and have some fun. If you’re new to Puyallup or just moved here – then give these main places to visit a try. It’s a short list but covers all the big places you must see and what better time then now to go see them! Puyallup Fair People come from all over to see the semi-annual Puyallup Fair! It was votedRead More