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Seattle's purple-bearded Bubbleman has been blowing bubbles for 33 years

Seattle's Gary Golightly, AKA The Bubbleman, has been doing bubble shows in 45 countries for the past 33 years. He uses found and thrifted items, like flyswatters and plastic six pack rings, to make huge bubbles that kids go crazy for.

Washington state woman has vowed to eat pet food for a whole month

Dorothy Hunter, CEO of Paws Natural Pet Emporium in Richland and Kennewick, Washington, is eating almost nothing but dog and cat foods for an entire month. She wants to spread the message that people should read labels, and only feed their pets foods that they would eat themselves. She is only eating natural, sometimes organic, USDA approved pet foods.

A Local Singer's New Book Teaches Kids About Life in a Wheelchair

Nashville-based, Tacoma native, Faith Ecklund broke her neck in a car accident when she was 16 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Her new book, "Our Friends in Chairs With Wheels," wants to erase that stigma that people in wheelchairs are strange just because they're a little different.

Book Cafe is a Library-On-Wheels For Snohomish Kids on Summer Vacation

Snohomish teacher and librarian, Jenny Granger, wanted to find a way to keep kids reading over the summer break, to keep them reading at grade level. So she created Book Cafe, a little yellow school bus that stops at Snohomish trailer parks and community centers, and welcomes kids to come inside and pick out books.

A Kent woman, by way of Senegal, fights for her right to braid hair

Salamata Sylla earns a living braiding hair in the Senegalese style. But when the Department of License told her she needed to get a cosmetology license, she knew she didn't have to. She has filed a federal lawsuit to protect braiders across the state. I visited her at her Kent shop to learn more about the cultural tradition of braiding.

Washington's first cannabis food truck can't open and all edibles are illegal in state-run marijuana stores

The Sammich Truck was planning to sell cannabis infused sandwiches in Black Diamond this weekend, but they hit a snag with the Snohomish County Department of Health. There's a federal law that prohibits people from selling food with marijuana infused in it, which is putting a stop to the entire statewide edibles industry.

Moms play full-contact tackle football in Marysville this friday

After 10 weeks of hard core practice (two hours a night, five nights a week) a group of moms are ready to play full contact football under the Friday night lights. The annual game is a fundraiser for youth sports scholarships.

Cupcakes & Bacon: Where do major food trends start?

A new book called "The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy About Cupcakes But Fed Up With Fondue" explores where culinary trends are born and why some of them eventually end.

A Seattle man will build you a tiny house, if he can live in it for six months

A Seattle man, who decided to quit his job and get rid of all of his bills, including rent, offers up an interesting deal: he\'ll build an 8x8 structure in your backyard, free of charge, if he can live in it for six months.

Sole Obsession: 100 Years of Shoes at Auburn's White River Valley Museum

Did you know the average American woman owns 19 pairs of shoes?Auburn's White River Valley Museum is featuring a collection of shoes from 1910 to 2010, with everything from lace up leather boots to sky high 1970's wedges.

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Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio
Tune in to KIRO Radio on Sundays at 3pm for Ring my Belle with Rachel Belle.

Who is Rachel Belle?
Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show at 4:37pm and 6:37pm. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Saturdays at 5:00pm Sundays at 3:00pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.

Please send Rachel your story ideas, weekend events and taco truck tips!



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