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On the far right side of the photo, Shamso Issak, director of Living Well Kent, with her staff and the diapers and baby wipes that Kent-AM Kiwanis donated to their organization. Courtesy photo

Local Kiwanis Clubs collect over 23,000 diapers for families in need

More than 23,000 diapers for families in need were collected at a local Kiwanis Club diaper drive last month. The diaper drive was hosted by… Continue reading

On the far right side of the photo, Shamso Issak, director of Living Well Kent, with her staff and the diapers and baby wipes that Kent-AM Kiwanis donated to their organization. Courtesy photo
Carolyn Davis, left, and Jan Barber (as the duo Faux Pas) perform “River” by Bill Staines during the Aug. 7 edition of Federal Way’s Got Talent. Photo by Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror

Singers shine at Federal Way’s Got Talent contest

Federal Way’s Got Talent is a monthly, summer-long competition hosted at the Federal Way Farmers Market for local singers, musicians, bands and other performers. Three… Continue reading

Carolyn Davis, left, and Jan Barber (as the duo Faux Pas) perform “River” by Bill Staines during the Aug. 7 edition of Federal Way’s Got Talent. Photo by Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror
2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE

Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE

By Larry Lark, contributor The mid-size 2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE has been refreshed, giving the German four-door sedan with a rakish hatchback a new… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2021
2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE
2022 Honda Civic Touring

Car review: 2022 Honda Civic Touring

By Larry Lark, contributor You’ve all heard and read the idiom attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “But in this world nothing can be said to be… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2021
2022 Honda Civic Touring
2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited

Car review: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited

By Larry Lark, contributor Hyundai’s “horse” in the compact sports utility market niche is the 2022 Tucson. My tester was the Limited with all-wheel drive.… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2021
2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited
Judges from the Federal Way Arts Commission offer praise and critiques to the performers on June 5 in the Federal Way's Got Talent contest at the Federal Way Farmers Market. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way weekend events: Vaccines, ice cream, talent contest

Aug. 7 Visit the Federal Way Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and receive a vaccination from Public Health — Seattle & King… Continue reading

Judges from the Federal Way Arts Commission offer praise and critiques to the performers on June 5 in the Federal Way's Got Talent contest at the Federal Way Farmers Market. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth

Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Eggplant parmesan with pesto

This week’s recipe features olive oil, vegetables found at the Saturday market.

Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth
FUSION founder Peggy LaPorte greets guests at the Aug. 4 summer arts fundraiser at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

FUSION festival returns for 2021 with ‘Garden of the Gods’

Event raises thousands of dollars to help local homeless families.

FUSION founder Peggy LaPorte greets guests at the Aug. 4 summer arts fundraiser at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

By Larry Lark, contributor It always starts around this time of year. The first 2022 test drive is the Mitsubishi Outlander SEL sports utility vehicle.… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2021
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL. Courtesy photo
2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory

By Larry Lark, contributor If you’re looking for a full-size, affordable, luxury SUV, check out the 2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory four-wheel drive. Now in its… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2021
2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory. Courtesy photo
Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Centenarian celebration: 3 Federal Way residents celebrate 100th birthdays

Village Green Retirement Campus hosted the party of the century on July 22, celebrating the 100th birthdays of three residents — Peggy Ewanoski, Anna Mulder… Continue reading

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Vickie Chynoweth photo

Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Blackberry buckle with blackberry frozen yogurt

This week’s recipe features fruits from the Saturday market.

Vickie Chynoweth photo
The Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center is located at 1505 S. 328th Street in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

15 families progress to permanent housing thanks to Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center shelter

To date, the short-term shelter has helped more than 200 individuals.

The Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center is located at 1505 S. 328th Street in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Photos courtesy of Jean Ford

Family treasures memorial bench for Thomas Jefferson High School student

AJ Ford was known for his hugs, high-fives and huge smiles. During a family walk along the Tacoma waterfront years ago, teenaged AJ took off… Continue reading

Photos courtesy of Jean Ford
Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth

Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Four-bean salad

Recipe of the week includes beans from various vendors at the Saturday market.

Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.

You probably won’t die in your sleep | Senior Lifestyles

Traditional estate planning is based on notions that are out of sync with today’s realities. Is the goal of your estate plan to make things… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.
Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth

Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Cherry chutney

Recipe of the week includes cherries, honey and olive oil from the Saturday market.

Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth
2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport

Car review: 2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to manufacturing compact luxury sports sedans, the folks at Lexus know what they’re doing. With more than 20… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2021
2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport
2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

Car review: 2021 Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor The latest incarnation of the Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan exemplifies textbook German engineering. This 2021 model builds on the high-performance… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
Jan Barber, project manager of Make Music Federal Way, rings bells on Jan. 18 in honor of the more than 400,000 people who have died from COVID-19. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror

Everything you need to know about this year’s Make Music Federal Way

The event is from 4-8 p.m. June 21 at the PAEC Plaza (31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South).

Jan Barber, project manager of Make Music Federal Way, rings bells on Jan. 18 in honor of the more than 400,000 people who have died from COVID-19. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror