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Golf tourney honors former Federal Way school librarian, raises money for books

After Julie Gillespie retired in 2014 after more than 20 years as a Federal Way school librarian, Charlie Gillespie wanted to do something to honor… Continue reading

My name is Tilly, and I need a home | Pet of the Week

Tilly is a 2-year-old dilute tortie, female, domestic longhair cat (ID #A530641). Tilly is an affectionate lovebug but on her own terms. She can get… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Classic cars and more will roar at Federal Way Lions Club’s annual show

The Federal Way Lions are hosting their 13th annual car show with close to 200 different cars on display. All money raised from the event… Continue reading

My name is Phoenix, and I need a home | Pet of the Week

Phoenix is a 1 1/2-year-old female dachshund and Chihuahua mix, about 23 pounds (ID #A534630). This sweet girl takes treats gently and is learning to… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Driver improvement course being offered

AAA is hosting a driver improvement program as a refresher course for people 55 and older to brush up on their defensive driving skills. Course… Continue reading

Free backpacks being distributed to students Aug. 19

Community children can receive free backpacks at a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Federal Way Ron Sandwith… Continue reading

Federal Way Public Schools scholars participate in meaningful summer learning opportunities

Federal Way Public Schools is committed to providing learning opportunities throughout the summer. Experiences offered include the first summer chess camp with the superintendent, the… Continue reading

Diabetes doesn’t slow sisters down

For sisters Evie and Lilly Tucker, living with the challenges of diabetes is something they must endure. Taking control of their illnesses while maintaining regular… Continue reading

Perry springs to bright future after dark past

Mark Hendricks still remembers one of the first nights he drove Khairi Perry home from a Federal Way Boys &Girls Club function. The executive director… Continue reading

Circus coming to town beginning Aug. 17

For the second year in a row, American Crown Circus and Circo Osorio Circus will be performing under the big top at the Commons Mall,… Continue reading

My name is Mikey, and I need a home | Pet of the Week

Mikey is a 4-year-old male cat, domestic medium hair, gray and white (ID #A526967). Mikey is a spirited cat with a fun-loving personality. He may… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

Local doctors prescribing books to children

Pediatricians at Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center are promoting reading and literacy development as a prescription for success for their young patients. They have… Continue reading

Federal Way’s second annual International Friendship Day draws crowd to city park

Community members celebrated Federal Way’s second annual International Friendship Day Sunday at Town Square Park with games, basketball, music, treats, face painting and other fun… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

Multicultural Book Group meeting

The Multicultural Book Group will be discussing the novel “Started Early, Took My Dog,” by Kate Atkinson, at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the 320th… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

My name is Marigold, and I need a home | Pet of the Week

Marigold is a 4-year-old female cat, domestic short hair, orange and white (ID #A526814). Marigold is a gentle and loving girl who likes to take… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

Federal Way community turns out for inaugural Special Olympics Run with the Cops

The inaugural Special Olympics Run with the Cops 5k to support Special Olympics Washington took place Saturday morning, starting at the Federal Way Community Center.… Continue reading

Agyeman thrived in summer league after connecting faith and basketball

Abubaker Agyeman is one of a kind. The junior forward for the Thomas Jefferson Raiders is one of maybe a handful of Ghanaian-born basketball players… Continue reading

FUSION hosts 24th annual fundraising event

FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy) held its 24th annual summer arts festival Aug. 2 at the Dumas Bay Centre to… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2017

Dutch and Flemish art classes being offered

Elizabeth Rodgers is presenting an informative series focusing on the great masters of Dutch and Flemish Art. This class will be held from 9:30 a.m… Continue reading

Citizen of the Month: District employee helps students succeed as school supply drive organizer

This August, for the last time in more than 17 years, Federal Way Public Schools Business Application Manager David Wilson will organize his last school… Continue reading