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‘We move with a purpose’

South King firefighters harness passion for saving lives and serving the public

First of the first responders

911 dispatchers and call receivers play critical roles in traumatic situations

‘If You Love Me’ deserves a spot on your bookshelf

First tooth, first step. Every milestone your baby passed was reason for celebration. First day of school, first home run, you were there, cheerleading. First… Continue reading

Federal Way calendar: Rhythm and Brews Festival, women’s self-defense class

Online calendar: Check out the Mirror’s online calendar at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. Rhythm and Brews Festival: The 2018 Federal Way Rhythm and Brews Festival will run noon… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Top 7 stores for Federal Way back-to-school shoppers

Sending your kids back to school isn’t cheap, but here are a few of the most popular places Federal Wayans like to shop to be back-to-school ready!

If you love thrillers, you’ll want to dive into ‘Desolation Mountain’

The dream is one you’ll never forget. It’s dark, and scary, and it wakes you with pounding heart and dry mouth, a scream on your… Continue reading

Youth commission gives Federal Way teens a voice

Applications are open for several positions in this student-led group.

  • Aug 27, 2018

Rhythm and Brews Festival returns to Federal Way

Event runs noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Town Square Park. Tickets are on sale.

The Federal Way Diversity Commission, Advancing Leadership and the city of Federal Way hosted the Flavor of Federal Way multi-cultural festival Aug. 18 at Town Square Park. The free family-friendly event featured food, vendors and live entertainment with a goal of celebrating the ethnic diversity of Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Lions Car Show, Run with the Cops and more | Federal Way Community Calendar

Online calendar: Check out the Mirror’s online calendar at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. Lions Car Show: The 14th annual Lions Scholarship Car Show runs 9 a.m. to 4… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018
The Federal Way Diversity Commission, Advancing Leadership and the city of Federal Way hosted the Flavor of Federal Way multi-cultural festival Aug. 18 at Town Square Park. The free family-friendly event featured food, vendors and live entertainment with a goal of celebrating the ethnic diversity of Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Green thumbs find common ground at Kloshe Illahee

Community garden brings mobile home park residents together

World-wide myths, legends meet teen-friendly narrative

Your favorite superhero was 10 feet tall. Larger than life. Super-sized, right there on the movie screen and that’s just how you like it. There’s… Continue reading

Safe walking-to-school tips for Federal Way students

By Kassie Swenson Chief of Communications and Strategy, Federal Way Public Schools At Federal Way Public Schools, scholar safety is a number one priority. With… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2018

Healing chronic pain: Regenerative medicine clinic opens in Federal Way

Dr. David Velling has specialized in pain management for two decades

American Crown Circus comes to town | Federal Way Community Calendar

Online calendar: Check out the Mirror’s online calendar at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. Circus: The American Crown Circus is in town Aug. 16-20 at The Commons Mall, 1828… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018
Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent to raise money for a Federal Way K-9 cop. Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards for 25 guests - plus special guest and speaker Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K-9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the guests. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol swat vest for the newest K-9 officer on the Federal Way Police Department, Vader, who recently turned 2 years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date, the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s vest. Donations are welcome. Contact Linda Butcher at 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net.
                                Storm patrol: Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 at Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent.Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards, for 25 guests plus special guest and speaker, Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the interested and entertained guests. Then it was on to the business of playing Bunco, and awarding the winning prizes. Door prizes were also given to the lucky names drawn. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol Swat Vest for the newest K9 officer on the Federal Way Police Force, Vader, who recently turned two years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s Vest, so if anyone feels so inclined to help us out with this project, we’d gladly appreciate your support. Contact Linda Butcher, 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net for information on the project or the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Federal Way Community Calendar

Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 at The Commons mall, 1928 S. Commons. Learn… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018
Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent to raise money for a Federal Way K-9 cop. Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards for 25 guests - plus special guest and speaker Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K-9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the guests. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol swat vest for the newest K-9 officer on the Federal Way Police Department, Vader, who recently turned 2 years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date, the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s vest. Donations are welcome. Contact Linda Butcher at 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net.
                                Storm patrol: Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 at Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent.Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards, for 25 guests plus special guest and speaker, Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the interested and entertained guests. Then it was on to the business of playing Bunco, and awarding the winning prizes. Door prizes were also given to the lucky names drawn. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol Swat Vest for the newest K9 officer on the Federal Way Police Force, Vader, who recently turned two years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s Vest, so if anyone feels so inclined to help us out with this project, we’d gladly appreciate your support. Contact Linda Butcher, 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net for information on the project or the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Flavor of Federal Way celebrates more than just food

By Greg Baruso Living in the Pacific Northwest, one can’t help to be drawn to one of its annual summer events, Seafair. Seafair was and… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2018

The magic of Federal Way’s diverse food scene

As a writer, I’ve always been drawn to things that tell a story. An old typewriter in a thrift store. A man with a heavy… Continue reading

Dive into the story of the average gig-employee

Your allowance was never enough, as a kid. Oh, sure, it bought you what you needed but what you wanted, well, you had to figure… Continue reading

John Hatcher with Cafe Pacific Catering fires up tasty kebabs at FUSION’s 25th annual summer arts gala held Wednesday at Dumas Bay Centre. Photo by Andy Hobbs, the Mirror

Federal Way Community Calendar: National Night Out is Aug. 7

Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 at The Commons mall, 1928 S. Commons. Learn… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018
John Hatcher with Cafe Pacific Catering fires up tasty kebabs at FUSION’s 25th annual summer arts gala held Wednesday at Dumas Bay Centre. Photo by Andy Hobbs, the Mirror

“Rebel Talent” will make you wish your employees have the core elements

Your latest hire came highly recommended. His former employer spoke very favorably about him but there was something unsaid that you picked up on, and… Continue reading