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Pool Closing 9/1/2014

August 21, 2014 2:01 pm

Hey Gang,

Get out and enjoy the pool while there is still time! The pool will shut down for the season starting September 1st. This means that August 31st (Sunday) will be the last day to enjoy the pool this Summer!

Bring on the Sun!

~The Staff~

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Panera Bread: Fresh Fare in Issaquah

August 20, 2014 4:06 pm

Seeking a quick, healthful meal near The Estates at Cougar Mountain? Consider a visit to Panera Bread. This chain restaurant is a healthy alternative to burgers and fries, with a welcoming atmosphere that invites diners to sit and linger for a bit.

Visit in the morning to enjoy a breakfast of bagels, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches. Or stop in during lunch or dinner for a quick, tasty meal. There are a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads to choose from, or order a combo to get two tastes in one meal. The menu now includes some pasta options as well for heartier appetites. All the calories are posted next to the food on the menu so you can know exactly how much you're eating.

Panera Bread has coffee, too, as well as a number of freshly baked breads. Everything's available to go, too!

Panera Bread
775 NW Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 369-6180

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How to Care for Succulents and Cacti

August 13, 2014 4:03 pm

Scroll through any design blog or flip through the pages of any magazine, and you're likely to come across images of succulents and cacti. These trendy, easy-to-care-for plants require minimal attention, but still deliver maximum impact when it comes to perking up a windowsill or shelf. Bonus: They're easily found at any home and garden store. Before you clear a spot in your apartment, here are two growing tips to consider.

· Water sparingly.
To check if your plant could use a drink, stick your finger into the soil. If it feels cold or damp, your plant doesn't need water yet. If the soil feels dry, soak the soil thoroughly, ensuring that excess water has a place in the pot through which to drain. Note that cacti and succulents prefer to dry out between waterings, and they won't tolerate wet feet. In general, these plants require more water during the spring and summer and less water in the fall and winter, when the plant goes dormant.

· Let the sunshine in.
Keep your plant in a spot that receives four to six hours of sunlight a day. However, be advised that most succulents and cacti prefer indirect light to direct light, as exposure to direct sun can cause scorch marks. Another sign that your plant is receiving too much sun is a yellowed, bleached appearance. Also note that your succulents and cacti will most likely need more water if they're placed in a very sunny spot.

Do you keep cacti and succulents in your apartment home? Share your growing tips below!

How To Care For Your Cacti & Succulents [California Cactus Center]
Care for Succulents and Cactus [Southeast Succulents]
Cactus and Succulent Care for Beginners [Southeast Succulents]

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