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Wild Waves Theme Park is now open daily for the summer season, with the exciting introduction of a new triple water slide complex.

  • Jun 9th, 2015

Federal Way’s Wild Waves now open with new triple water slide complex

Wild Waves Theme Park is now open daily for the summer season, with the exciting introduction of a new triple water slide complex.

  • Jun 9th, 2015

Federal Way home prices, sales increase in March

Redfin recently published its March housing market tracker, showing a 3.4 percent bump in Federal Way home prices and a 7 percent increase in home sales year over year.

  • May 13th, 2015

Calling all artists: Federal Way commission seeks designs for utility boxes

In the spirit of beautification, the city of Federal Way Art Commission has put out a call to artists requesting interesting, family-friendly designs to vinyl-wrap the utility boxes around the city.

  • May 1st, 2015

Centerstage director explores Europe for new WWI musical in Federal Way

Cemetery upon cemetery of manicured headstones confronted Alan Bryce around every corner as he drove along quaint country lanes in France.

  • Apr 24th, 2015

Federal Way Rhododendron garden offering free third Thursdays

The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is now offering a free Third Thursday Garden Mingle.

  • Apr 10th, 2015

Diabetes costs Washington state billions of dollars

Diabetes takes a huge toll on people who have the disease, and also costs the state billions every year. According to a recent study, the outlook on the diabetes situation doesn’t seem be to improving.

  • Apr 10th, 2015

February Federal Way housing prices, sales up from last year

Redfin, a real estate brokerage firm, recently reported that Federal Way home prices jumped 13.6 percent in February compared to prices in February 2014.

  • Apr 6th, 2015

City of Federal Way’s last recycling event for bulbs and tubes on April 18

The city’s free “one-stop” recycling event occurs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Wild Waves parking lot at 36201 Enchanted Parkway S.

  • Apr 3rd, 2015

Federal Way Symphony proudly presents an organ and symphony concert, featuring two guest artists and beloved classical selections including Chopin’s concerto no. 1

  • Mar 27th, 2015

Federal Way Symphony’s organ and symphony concert set for Saturday

Federal Way Symphony proudly presents an organ and symphony concert, featuring two guest artists and beloved classical selections including Chopin’s concerto no. 1

  • Mar 28th, 2015

New podcast highlights things to do in Federal Way

Federal Way To Do List, a new podcast that launched in January, delivers local activities, events and attractions directly to listeners.

  • Feb 24th, 2015

Federal Way book store to host murder mystery book signing event

Barnes and Noble in Federal Way will host a book signing event featuring author and Seattle yoga teacher Tracy Weber.

  • Feb 4th, 2015

Art show to feature Federal Way seniors’ memories, travel

Evelyn Gibb can’t see most of her watercolor paintings.

  • Jan 20th, 2015

Fluorescent lights recycling program includes free Federal Way collection site

Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free at 130 sites throughout the state, including one site in Federal Way.

  • Jan 5th, 2015

Drop off those bulky Styrofoam blocks for recycling between Dec. 23 and Jan. 9 in the Federal Way City Hall parking lot at 33325 Eighth Ave. S.

  • Dec 23rd, 2014

King County offers tips to prevent food waste this holiday

American households toss out 25 percent of the food and drink they buy, adding up to more than $130 every month, and that number rises even higher during the holidays.

  • Dec 23rd, 2014

Styrofoam drop-off at Federal Way City Hall Dec. 23 — Jan. 9

Drop off those bulky Styrofoam blocks for recycling between Dec. 23 and Jan. 9 in the Federal Way City Hall parking lot at 33325 Eighth Ave. S.

  • Dec 23rd, 2014

Healthy eating around the holidays and beyond | Guest Column

We all know that feeling. That food coma we go into after a great holiday meal. It’s simultaneously wonderful and depressing.

One million lights to illuminate Wild Waves in Federal Way

Washington’s brightest outdoor light celebration, Holiday with Lights, returns select nights Dec. 5 through Jan. 4 to transform Wild Waves Theme Park into a sparkling nighttime winter wonderland.

  • Dec 6th, 2014

Federal Way performance to benefit Nepal project, acupuncture treatment

WooShin Acupuncture presents the second concert of their Benefit Concert Series, a performance by sought-after cellist and chamber musician Haeyoon Shin and Friends.

  • Dec 6th, 2014

Federal Way Mirror announces fall poetry contest winners

The Mirror recently launched its first-ever fall poetry contest with the theme “autumn.” Thank you to the poets who together submitted over 30 poems.

Zombies rule in Federal Way Freaky 5k run | Slideshow

Nine individuals were crowned winners in the first ever Federal Way Cup 5k Series Fun Run

  • Oct 31st, 2014

Event to benefit Federal Way Performing Arts and Conference Center Nov. 1

The Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts will presents Shindig!, an evening of entertainment by outstanding internationally and regionally acclaimed performers on Saturday,

  • Oct 28th, 2014

Welcome to Federal Way: Student artists reveal murals in downtown park

Student artists representing every high school in Federal Way joined Mayor Jim Ferrell and other city leaders in the rain to unveil a series of 10 large murals at Town Square Park on Wednesday.

  • Oct 25th, 2014

Federal Way Symphony to host 8th gala and auction

The eighth annual Federal Way Symphony gala and auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Oct 20th, 2014

Film produced by Federal Way students to premiere at Gig Harbor Film Festival

The Gig Harbor Film Festival will host the world premiere of the locally produced film Reinventing the Patriot on Sunday, Oct. 19.

  • Oct 17th, 2014

Free flu vaccine fair in Federal Way Saturday

Cornerstone Medical Services and United Health Fair will be hosting a free flu vaccine fair from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Oct 17th, 2014

Beating breast cancer surrounded by support, love, care in Federal Way

About one in eight women will battle breast cancer. But many more lives are affected. Loved ones also share in this difficult, life-changing experience.

  • Oct 13th, 2014

St. Francis to host Roll the Dice for Breast Care in Federal Way

The Franciscan Breast Center at St. Francis will sponsor Roll the Dice for Breast Care, an evening of fun and fundraising

  • Oct 13th, 2014

Federal Way woman walks, raises money for cancer research

When Lisa Lewis’s friend told her about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Childhood Cancer Foundation five months ago, she’d never heard of it.

  • Oct 13th, 2014

Wild Waves seeks actors, artists for Fright Fest; auditions Saturday

Wild Waves Theme Park invites the local community to audition to be a part of the Fright Fest team for the region’s most ghoulish month-long event, beginning on Oct. 3.

  • Sep 20th, 2014

Federal Way author of JFK Book to speak at Tacoma Library

John Kennedy: the Man, Myth and Legend will be the topic of a presentation at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library. Admission is free.

  • Sep 18th, 2014

Opera preview of Don Giovanni at Federal Way Library Sept. 18

Join Norm Hollingshead as he presents an opera preview of Don Giovanni at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S.in meeting room one and two.

  • Sep 16th, 2014

Over 1,000 turn out for movie night at downtown Federal Way park | Photos

Over 1,000 residents turned out to watch Despicable Me 2 on a 40-foot screen at Town Square Park on Saturday.

  • Sep 9th, 2014

Immunization rates for state youth improve

The recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization survey found that 71 percent of Washington state children under 3 years old got a “series of recommended vaccines” in 2013, which was up 6 percent from the immunization rate in 2012.

  • Sep 5th, 2014

Car enthusiasts pack Federal Way mall parking lot for annual show | Slideshow

Many car enthusiasts packed The Commons mall parking lot on Saturday for the 10th annual Lions Scholarship Car Show.

  • Aug 25th, 2014

Federal Way author publishes medical mystery book

After years of research, writing, rewriting and pitching, Federal Way resident Douglas Phillip published his first book in May, a medical mystery set in the Alaskan wilderness.

  • Aug 9th, 2014

Federal Way Lions Club to host 10th annual car show

The 10th annual Lions Scholarship Car Show is slated to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at The Commons mall in the Sears parking lot.

  • Aug 9th, 2014

Federal Way author describes life as dancer for Germans during WWII

After six months of dancing for the German military during World War II, Elfi Hornby recalls coming home to see her community starving.

  • Aug 4th, 2014