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2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again. That’s certainly the case with… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021

 

2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was the 2021 RX 350L crossover… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021

 

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the march on Washington, D.C., in August of 1963. Courtesy photo

City to host MLK celebration

The City of Federal Way is hosting a virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday, Jan. 18. In a collaborative effort with the Federal… Continue reading

 

Screenshot from FWBC’s Facebook page

Federal Way Black Collective begins Health & Wellness Monday virtual discussions

In order to help others, you must first help yourself, organization’s executive director says.

Screenshot from FWBC’s Facebook page
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium Luxury sports sedan is not your father’s Cadillac.” Smallish in size, the CT4… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon. And the E-Class series is rarer still. With more than 14 million units… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck lands in my driveway. The latest iteration,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo
Federal Way Strong 5K

Federal Way Community Center to host first-ever Federal Way Strong 5K

Participants can run or walk their favorite 5K route between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3, 2021.

Federal Way Strong 5K
A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin

Season’s tweetings: Christmas Bird Count returns

Rainier Audubon Society encompasses the South King County areas of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines, Redondo, Renton and more while also extending out toward Mount Rainier.

A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin
Photo by Andy Hobbs

Hands behind the holiday magic: Who decorates Federal Way’s community tree for Christmas?

The Allen family members are the Mirror’s Hometown Heroes for December.

Photo by Andy Hobbs
Volunteers pose for a photo next to dozens of bagged toys ready to be gifted to local families. Photo courtesy of Gina Duckett

Federal Way Cares for Kids provides toys, gift cards to more than 200 local families

Due to the pandemic, the nonprofit created a five-day drive thru pick up event.

Volunteers pose for a photo next to dozens of bagged toys ready to be gifted to local families. Photo courtesy of Gina Duckett
FWPS music teachers. Courtesy photo

FWPS music teachers perform ‘Jingle Bell Rock’

WATCH: Staff members spread Christmas cheer through song

FWPS music teachers. Courtesy photo
A scene from Assisted Living: The Musical's The Home for the Holidays. Courtesy photo

Holiday shows now streaming from Centerstage Theatre, Federal Way PAEC

A Virtual Centerstage Christmas Cabaret available through Dec. 22; PAEC’s The Home … for the Holidays for view through Dec. 24.

A scene from Assisted Living: The Musical's The Home for the Holidays. Courtesy photo
Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.

Kayaking kid conquers raging rapids

“Between Two Swims” captures family’s brave adventures on film.

Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.
Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Santa Parade collects 3,000 pounds of canned food donations for local food banks

The Federal Way community donated 1,640 pounds of food for the Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank

Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls
35th Avenue Skate and Snow is located at

Local skate shop donates $1.5K to MSC food bank from shoe raffle

35th Avenue Skate and Snow sought donations to the nonprofit for a chance to purchase Nike SB sneakers.

35th Avenue Skate and Snow is located at
Multi-Service Center CEO Robin Corak, left, with Rotary Club of Federal Way Community Service Committee Chair Cindy Ducich. Courtesy photo

Rotary Club of Federal Way donates $5K to MSC

The donation will be used for continuing rental assistance programs in early 2021.

Multi-Service Center CEO Robin Corak, left, with Rotary Club of Federal Way Community Service Committee Chair Cindy Ducich. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy of Justin Henderson

Winter Glow at PowellsWood Garden lights up holiday season

Winter Glow is from 4:30-9 p.m. Dec. 8-12; Dec. 15-19; and Dec. 22-23. Online ticket purchase and time reservation required.

Photo courtesy of Justin Henderson
Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.

Local fundraisers take on new meaning during pandemic

With these hardships have come stories of the power of community crowdfunding in our own backyards.

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.
Co-leaders Betty Clifford, far right, and Marjorie Simpson, second from right, meet with Roger Flygare, Capt. Brad Chaney and Hanna Bailey of Quixote Communities on Dec. 1 to donate handmade items to organizations serving the local area. Photo courtesy of Terry Johnson of St. Luke's Lutheran Church

St. Luke’s Church Needlers follow a pattern of giving

A small group of women are making a difference one thread at a time in Federal Way. The St. Luke’s Church Needlers, which provides handmade… Continue reading

Co-leaders Betty Clifford, far right, and Marjorie Simpson, second from right, meet with Roger Flygare, Capt. Brad Chaney and Hanna Bailey of Quixote Communities on Dec. 1 to donate handmade items to organizations serving the local area. Photo courtesy of Terry Johnson of St. Luke's Lutheran Church