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Serendipity means achieving something good through luck.

  • Sep 23, 2008
Ethel Winter’s project is on display at the Puyallup Fair this weekend.

Federal Way’s Ethel Winter takes 3 Puyallup Fair ribbons for model ship

Ethel Winter, 66, is glad she listened to her husband. Winter, of Federal Way, created a wooden model ship last year and, after a little pressure from her husband, entered the ship in a contest at the Puyallup Fair this year. She won three ribbons including one for grand champion, one for first place and one for first in class.

  • Sep 19, 2008
Ethel Winter’s project is on display at the Puyallup Fair this weekend.

Busting a myth: Do cats kill babies?

It’s a warning that’s been passed down to new mothers for generations: Keep the family cat away from the baby or risk death by smothering.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Travel Talk: Fall getaway options include Oktoberfest and B.C. wineries

Fall is here, and with it comes a variety of great festivals and events across the country.Marvel at the sight of hundreds of hot air… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2008

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

St. Francis Hospital: Volunteering can provide a variety of interesting and fulfilling opportunities for people of all ages. Call Toni Myhre at (253) 944-4176 or visit www.fhshealth.org.

  • Sep 12, 2008

We need a remote control that clicks off laziness | Column

There is a major crisis happening — right now, in our house. It’s been taking place for at least a month. It’s a problem that no one discusses, much less looks you in the eye. An elephant is running rampant around here and no one notices except me and Mr. Hallahan. The clicker for our TV has gone astray. Disappeared, vanished, buried somewhere in stuff and God only knows where it’s hiding.

  • Sep 12, 2008

Hurricanes don’t have to hinder your vacation

Holy mackerel — I think the storm gods are mad at us!

  • Sep 10, 2008

State law endangers family planning and access to birth control | Column

Imagine you go to your health care provider for something very personal. Perhaps you had a birth control failure — the condom broke, or you forgot to take your pill for a few days. These things happen. Your trusted health care provider writes you a prescription for emergency contraception. You go to fill it, and are not only refused, but receive a lecture from the pharmacist.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Attractiveness in one-tenth of a second

Listening absently to local talk radio while driving a carpool last week, a question was thrown out there for listeners to call in with possible answers: “What do we do every day that takes one-tenth of a second?”

  • Sep 9, 2008
It’s time to pull those pesky weeds.

Consider fall to be your second growing season

The first weeks of September can be considered a second spring in our Western Washington climate.

  • Sep 9, 2008
It’s time to pull those pesky weeds.

Chili for charity

The Federal Way Farmers Market Chili Cook-off runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Commons mall parking lot. Federal Way police and South King Fire and Rescue firefighters will face off in a battle to make the best chili. Tickets are $10 and include chili, corn bread, a drink and dessert. All proceeds benefit South King Firefighters Foundation as well as the Special Olympics.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Holy mackerel — I think the storm gods are mad at us!

  • Sep 9, 2008
People pose at the Fraternity Snoqualmie nudist park in Issaquah.

The bare essentials: Family, friends and music

At first glance, it seems like a typical campground — a glistening pool, horseshoes, volleyball court (sand, with overhead stadium lights) sunbathers on the lawn and plenty of tents and RVs.

  • Sep 5, 2008
People pose at the Fraternity Snoqualmie nudist park in Issaquah.
Joey Meyer

FW ink: Tales from the tattoo trade

If you see a person with a tattoo in Federal Way, it may have been done by one of three friends.

  • Sep 5, 2008
Joey Meyer

Cello sensation kicks off Federal Way Symphony’s next season Oct. 4-5

The Federal Way Symphony will kick off the 2008-2009 season with a concert featuring cello sensation Joshua Roman, formerly principal chair of the cello section… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2008
Soon-to-be married Hillary Kleeb and Andrew Mason work together removing invasive plants Aug. 27 at West Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way. The couple invited their wedding guests to the event in one of many efforts to have a “green” wedding.

When they tied the knot Saturday, the only thing traditional about their ceremony was the day of the week.

  • Sep 3, 2008
Soon-to-be married Hillary Kleeb and Andrew Mason work together removing invasive plants Aug. 27 at West Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way. The couple invited their wedding guests to the event in one of many efforts to have a “green” wedding.
Soon-to-be married Hillary Kleeb and Andrew Mason work together removing invasive plants Aug. 27 at West Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way. The couple invited their wedding guests to the event in one of many efforts to have a “green” wedding.

It’s a nice day for a green wedding

When they tied the knot Saturday, the only thing traditional about their ceremony was the day of the week.

  • Sep 3, 2008
Soon-to-be married Hillary Kleeb and Andrew Mason work together removing invasive plants Aug. 27 at West Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way. The couple invited their wedding guests to the event in one of many efforts to have a “green” wedding.
Array

‘There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart’

From world travel to bee stings, summer 2008 was a memorable one for Federal Way folks.

Array

The million-dollar question: Want to smash my kitchen sink?

A million U.S. dollars is considered mega-bucks to most of us.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Fall for a fresh look to your summer garden

The change of season is upon us and this is the week to consider a fresh look for your fall garden.

  • Sep 2, 2008