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Local DockDogs Stark and Echo make a splash

Local DockDogs Stark and Echo make a splash

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

  • Jul 19, 2018
Local DockDogs Stark and Echo make a splash
You’ll be up on your feet after reading ‘And Then We Danced’

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

You’ll be up on your feet after reading ‘And Then We Danced’
FUSION: Providing transitional housing for families for 25 years and counting

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.

FUSION: Providing transitional housing for families for 25 years and counting
Q&A with FUSION co-founder Peggy LaPorte

Q&A with FUSION co-founder Peggy LaPorte

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

Q&A with FUSION co-founder Peggy LaPorte
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”

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

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

My Favorite Martins

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

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

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

Women’s Club of Federal Way recognizes members in the 90-plus club
Federal Way community calendar: Upcoming events in July and August

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
Federal Way community calendar: Upcoming events in July and August
‘Bearskin’ is a thriller like no other

‘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

‘Bearskin’ is a thriller like no other
Supporting Special Olympics: Federal Way Police Officer Donovan Heavener leads department’s fundraising efforts

Supporting Special Olympics: Federal Way Police Officer Donovan Heavener leads department’s fundraising efforts

Department raised $16,000 last year to support athletes, games

Supporting Special Olympics: Federal Way Police Officer Donovan Heavener leads department’s fundraising efforts
Events in and around Federal Way

Events in and around Federal Way

Driver improvement program: The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2018
Events in and around Federal Way
Photos can represent good, bad memories

Photos can represent good, bad memories

The picture reminds you of a thousand things. You recall the day it was taken: the smell of the air, the background sounds, food and… Continue reading

Photos can represent good, bad memories
2018 Special Olympics events in Federal Way

2018 Special Olympics events in Federal Way

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held July 1-6 at locations throughout the Puget Sound region. More than 4,000 athletes will compete in… Continue reading

2018 Special Olympics events in Federal Way
Federal Way High School grad heads to Special Olympics with local soccer team

Federal Way High School grad heads to Special Olympics with local soccer team

John Emmett started playing soccer when he was 13 at the urging of his friends, and he hasn’t looked back since. Emmett, who graduated from… Continue reading

Federal Way High School grad heads to Special Olympics with local soccer team
Up all night at 8ight Izakaya for Japanese comfort food in Federal Way

Up all night at 8ight Izakaya for Japanese comfort food in Federal Way

Picture neon lights and the pressing closeness of night. Picture different words in different mouths. Out late on the streets of Japan, in a big… Continue reading

Up all night at 8ight Izakaya for Japanese comfort food in Federal Way
Federal Way resident loses 111 pounds

Federal Way resident loses 111 pounds

Marion Harmon was named Washington’s Queen of TOPS

Federal Way resident loses 111 pounds
Congrats Class of 2018!

Congrats Class of 2018!

Graduate lists from Federal Way

  • Jun 22, 2018
Congrats Class of 2018!
Activities for the whole family abound in Federal Way

Activities for the whole family abound in Federal Way

Check out the community calendar.

  • Jun 22, 2018
Activities for the whole family abound in Federal Way