Life

The bucket list: Places to see and things to do before you die

Not long ago, I watched the movie “Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, two of my favorite actors.

  • Aug 12, 2008

Sexuality-related topics should spark conversations, not violence

A former youth group member sent me information regarding the shootings in a Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., in late July.

  • Aug 12, 2008
A memorial for East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Dan Packer was held Aug. 7 at the Christian Faith Center in Federal Way as part of a procession that spanned Pierce County. Packer

In Other News

A Federal Way family living in an apartment in the 1300 block of Southwest Campus Drive was displaced from their home at about 9 a.m. Aug. 5 after a 4-year-old child appeared to have started a fire in the apartment, South King Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Kirsti Weaver said.

  • Aug 8, 2008
A memorial for East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Dan Packer was held Aug. 7 at the Christian Faith Center in Federal Way as part of a procession that spanned Pierce County. Packer

Holiday shopping season never ends

There is less than a month left of summer break.

  • Aug 8, 2008
Tacoma artist Makoto Ando
Tacoma artist Makoto Ando
Sue Gantt

Federal Way quilter Gantt quickens the pace on a traditional craft

Sue Gantt of Federal Way might sew traditional quilts, but nothing about her technique is traditional.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Sue Gantt

Reds, whites and booze: Wine tours deliver rich cultural experiences

Last week’s column was devoted to the beer connoisseurs of the world.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Pub tours and beer festivals for beer connoisseurs | Travel

It can sometimes be hard to choose between soaking up a destination’s culture and going out to have fun.

  • Jul 30, 2008

Manners improve educational experience

Across the country, the familiar echo of school bells ringing mark the start of another year.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Brace yourself for the blossoms of summer

The first weeks of July are when annual flowers like petunias, begonias and impatiens celebrate the summer and when perennial flowers that return year after year let go with a big bang of firecracker blooms. If you want to keep the floral fireworks coming, this is the week to tend to some maintenance issues.

  • Jul 22, 2008

Chalk board

The Federal Way School District will sponsor the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children this summer.

  • Jul 22, 2008
Bob Hill

The secret to a lush green lawn isn’t mysterious, said 66-year-old Bob Hill. Hill’s lawn could be the envy of his neighbors in the Twin Lakes neighborhood. He has been recognized by the homeowners association for each of the past five years for his well-kept lawn. His secret is plenty of watering and fertilizer four times a year.

  • Jul 16, 2008
Bob Hill
Bob Hill

Summer lawns: It’s not easy being green | Margo Hoffman

The secret to a lush green lawn isn’t mysterious, said 66-year-old Bob Hill. Hill’s lawn could be the envy of his neighbors in the Twin Lakes neighborhood. He has been recognized by the homeowners association for each of the past five years for his well-kept lawn. His secret is plenty of watering and fertilizer four times a year.

  • Jul 16, 2008
Bob Hill

Scotland: Serene and beautiful

The recent success of the 2008 movie “The Water Horse — Legend of the Deep” reinforces the fascination people have with the mystery of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, a shy inhabitant of a deep glacial lake in Scotland.

  • Jul 15, 2008

Garden Tour mixes music and nature

The Federal Way Symphony will hold its 9th annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19.

  • Jul 15, 2008

Alaska: Take a walk on the wild side | Column

Most seasonal visitors to Alaska go by a combination of cruise or cruise tour. One of the main goals of most tourists is to see the wildlife Alaska is so famous for. For many, they are disappointed either because the weather, temperatures or crowds just don’t seem to work for seeing bears, moose, wolves, caribou and birds.

  • Jul 13, 2008
Doug Deems

Browns Point Radio refines sound of independent airwaves

The bay sparkled in the light of the setting sun. In the distance, a sailboat bobbed in the water — and the Browns Point lighthouse looked like a hazy speck on the water’s edge. This setting served as the background July 7 for Federal Way resident Doug Deems’ weekly radio show, “Underground Spring.” The segment is recorded weekly in Ken Moultrie’s home in Northeast Tacoma. Moultrie is the station director and key financier of Browns Point Radio, a community radio station.

Doug Deems

Garden Tour mixes music and nature

The Federal Way Symphony will hold its 9th annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Don’t miss: Garden Tour mixes music and nature

Event slated for July 19