Countless do-it-yourself projects would never have seen the light of day were it not for Aurora Rents—gardens would remain untended, furniture unsanded, bedrooms unpainted. Luckily, the locally owned and operated business has rented tools and equipment—all properly cared for—to northwestern craftspeople for 50 years. Equally as vital, each employee carries industry expertise around in his or her tool belt, and delights in providing insights, safety tips, and techniques for refinishing floors or shellacking homemade Trojan horses.
As the highest-rated garage-door installation and repair company in Puget Sound, as voted by the readers of Angie's List Magazine, Sound Door Service's techs has kept the portals to Washington homes looking sharp and running stealthily for more than 15 years. Whether they're replacing damaged and broken sections, or installing a brand-new door, they do the job expeditiously and thoroughly without trying to tack on unnecessary frills. Sound Door Service also specializes in correcting door torsion and repairing extension springs, and can help owners find the perfect design of garage door to go with their houses' outfits.
Under red-and-white striped tents, handwritten signs beckon passersby over to wheeled carts filled with bundles of greens or smooth, symmetrical apples. At Newcastle Fruit & Produce’s open-air market, visitors survey a vast selection of seasonal, locally sourced fruit and vegetables that can include Bartlett pears, red-leaf lettuce, Yakima asparagus, and blueberries. Aside from assembling salad essentials, Newcastle’s team also stocks shrubs, perennials, and potted trees, and cuts pines for Christmas or anti-Arbor Day celebrations.
At Foley's Produce, owner Sean Foley presents an always-changing selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. From April to October, guests pick out berries, bananas, asparagus, and many types of seasonal offerings beneath the shade of a spacious tent. As the holiday season arrives, the business transforms into a Christmas tree lot.