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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

Bringing a global perspective home

At the age of 17, I had my first experience with traveling to a different country. Even though the journey to Canada didn’t involve jet… Continue reading

Tips for sleeping better during menopause

Peri- and post-menopausal women don’t often complain about poor sleep, menopause specialist Terry Silvestrin said. “They don’t complain because they’ve come to expect it,” she… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2018

Why did the geese cross the road?

Because Federal Way resident Roderick Yee was there to help.

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

  • Jul 27, 2018

You won’t be disappointed when diving into “The Sinners”

The appointment is on the books. It was made a long time ago, and you couldn’t get out of it if you wanted to. Cancellation… Continue reading

The 111th annual Rinehart Family Reunion was held June 28 to July 1 at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. This year’s event had a gathering of 84 relatives and was hosted by the Alisa and Dina Johnson family. The first reunion for the family was held in 1903 in Summerville, Oregon. Over the years, reunions have been hosted in California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, according to Federal Way resident Walter “Bill” Turner. Their ancestors Lewis and Elizabeth Rinehart had traveled the Oregon Trail from Tennessee via Iowa in 1854. Photo by W. Kent Johns

Backpack giveaway, Repair Cafe, arts festival and more | Federal Way Community Calendar

The Mirror has a new online calendar. Check it out at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. To add an event, go to federalwaymirror.com/pages/how-to-add-your-event-to-our-calendar/. Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018
The 111th annual Rinehart Family Reunion was held June 28 to July 1 at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. This year’s event had a gathering of 84 relatives and was hosted by the Alisa and Dina Johnson family. The first reunion for the family was held in 1903 in Summerville, Oregon. Over the years, reunions have been hosted in California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, according to Federal Way resident Walter “Bill” Turner. Their ancestors Lewis and Elizabeth Rinehart had traveled the Oregon Trail from Tennessee via Iowa in 1854. Photo by W. Kent Johns

Local volunteer’s backpack project helps children in Dominican Republic

By Emmy Sandstedt, For the Mirror Despite their own troubles, the women in a Dominican Republic prison only wish for better lives for their children.… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Local DockDogs Stark and Echo make a splash

‘We’re just dog people,’ say local participants in water competitions

  • Jul 19, 2018

You’ll be up on your feet after reading ‘And Then We Danced’

You can’t stop your feet. They need to move, to tap-tap-tap, to side step, and do-si-do. The music’s on and you gotta move. You can’t… Continue reading

FUSION: Providing transitional housing for families for 25 years and counting

On Aug. 1, FUSION will host its annual summer arts gala and fundraiser at Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. The annual event — featuring local artists, silent auctions, fabulous food, entertainment and more — often raises more than $100,000 to go toward the organization’s operating funds.

Q&A with FUSION co-founder Peggy LaPorte

After 25 years, the all-volunteer charity’s mission remains the same

Taffy Johnson, founder and executive director of UTOPIA Seattle (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance), entertains guests at the grand opening of the organization’s downtown Kent center last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

UTOPIA Seattle working to enhance the lives of queer and trans people in South King County

Taffy Johnson and her group want very much to be better understood, represented and included in the communities they serve. It’s all part of a… Continue reading

Taffy Johnson, founder and executive director of UTOPIA Seattle (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance), entertains guests at the grand opening of the organization’s downtown Kent center last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Thomas Jefferson High School’s (TJHS) World Schools Debate team finished 45th out of 200 teams. Photo courtesy of Federal Way Public Schools

Thomas Jefferson High School speech and debate team wins national awards

Four Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) scholars and one assistant coach took home awards from the recent Speech and Debate Nationals held June 16–23 in… Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson High School’s (TJHS) World Schools Debate team finished 45th out of 200 teams. Photo courtesy of Federal Way Public Schools

A fan of “The Simpsons” or not, you’ll want to get a hold of “Springfield Confidential”

On any other day, you’d scream to sleep in. But Saturday mornings were different: you were up sometimes before the sun, cereal in-bowl, TV on… Continue reading

My Favorite Martins

Steve Martin and Martin Short discuss bringing their two-man comedy extravaganza back to Seattle.

Women’s Club of Federal Way recognizes members in the 90-plus club

The 90-plus club At its May luncheon, the Women’s Club of Federal Way recognized its members who are 90 years or older. Those recognized were:… Continue reading

Federal Way community calendar: Upcoming events in July and August

The Mirror has a new online calendar. Check it out at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. To add an event, go to federalwaymirror.com/pages/how-to-add-your-event-to-our-calendar/. Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

‘Bearskin’ is a thriller like no other

Sometimes, you just need to get away. Out of your element, far from the usual. A change of scenery is called-for, a temporary life unlike… Continue reading