2011

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Space Needle Fireworks on Tap for NYE

Seattle plans to celebrate the beginning of 2012 the usual way – with fireworks launched from the top of the Space Needle.

12/31/2011

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Amazon Kindle Sales Through the Roof

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon says 2011 was the best holiday ever for its Kindle-brand e-readers and tablet computers.

12/29/2011

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Lunar New Year Celebrations in Seattle

2012 is the Year of the Dragon, the mightiest of signs in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, occurs every year on the new moon of the first lunar month, about four to eight weeks before spring. There are many celebrations around Seattle to marking the dragon’s new year.

12/28/2011

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Best of This Weekend in Puget Sound December 30 – January 1

A bridal showcase, holiday light displays, ice skating and Chinese New Year are just some of the fun and exciting activities happening around Puget Sound as we head into 2012!

12/28/2011

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Pierce County’s “Tow and Go” Program Helps Take Drunk Drivers Off the Road

Pierce County’s annual “Tow and Go” program will assist bar patrons who have had too much to drink through New Year’s Day.

12/28/2011

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King Tides Expected in Puget Sound This Week

These extremely high tides that happen once or twice a year may temporarily flood roads, parking lots and beaches.

12/27/2011

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Guide to Glamorous New Year’s Eve Dinners

Where are you ringing in the New Year? If you want to dress up, sparkle, and dine with elegance, here are some lovely dining opportunities around the Sound.

12/26/2011

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Best New Years’ Runs Around the Sound

Ready to run off some of those extra Christmas cookies and egg nog lattes? Here are some end of 2011, beginning of 2012 events to help get your New Year off to a running start!

12/26/2011

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Special Winter Events at Area Zoos

There are special things to see and do during the last week of 2011 at Seattle area zoos and wildlife parks. Put on your parka and head outside on an animal adventure!

12/26/2011

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Nordstrom Men’s Half Yearly Sale Begins

It’s the Half Yearly Sale for men at Seattle-based Nordstrom stores.

12/26/2011

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