Life

Cover your bases when renting a car

Not long ago, I was reviewing my car insurance policy with my insurance agent.

  • Sep 2, 2008
Array

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

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Volunteer

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 2, 2008
The end of August means water

Invigorate your summer garden | Column

The end of August means water, water, water if you want a big spring show from your rhodies, azaleas and camellias next spring.

  • Aug 29, 2008
The end of August means water
Dick Lundgren and family participate in the Memory Walk every year

Some days, when Dick Lundgren visits his wife of 42 years, Dorothee, she recognizes him. Those are the good days. But most of the time, Dorothee Lundgren doesn’t quite remember who the handsome, smiling, gray-haired man is.

  • Aug 27, 2008
Dick Lundgren and family participate in the Memory Walk every year
Dick Lundgren and family participate in the Memory Walk every year

Memory Walk targets Alzheimer’s disease

Some days, when Dick Lundgren visits his wife of 42 years, Dorothee, she recognizes him. Those are the good days. But most of the time, Dorothee Lundgren doesn’t quite remember who the handsome, smiling, gray-haired man is.

  • Aug 27, 2008
Dick Lundgren and family participate in the Memory Walk every year

Shore excursions beef up the overall cruise experience

Walking the rooftops of Stockholm, catching lobsters in Maine, Maseratis in Monaco and bobsleds in Jamaica: Anyone who thinks shore excursions offered on cruises consist of only half-day city sightseeing tours is in for a huge surprise.

  • Aug 26, 2008

Teach teens about safe dating

As part of your “back to school” preparations, have you talked with your teen or young adult about dating safety?

  • Aug 26, 2008
Pole Fitness owner Tina Marelli

Pole dancing: A sexy way to strip off weight

Pole dancing is more than just a way to arouse. For some women, it’s a fun way to get in shape.

  • Aug 26, 2008
Pole Fitness owner Tina Marelli

Chronic fatigue syndrome defies healthy logic

Craig Moore, 51, first noticed something was wrong with him back in 1990. He was constantly exhausted and in pain. His memory repeatedly failed him. “It was horrible. I couldn’t find words,” he said. “I started having muscle cramps. Severe muscle cramps. The kind that would make you roll on the ground.”

  • Aug 21, 2008

Know the common myths about self injury in adolescents

Mary (a fictitious name) is a 15-year-old high school student.

  • Aug 19, 2008
Stephanie Squires at one of the “pit stops” during the 3 Day Walk in 2006.

Fight breast cancer with 3 Day Walk

Gas prices are up, food prices are up and charitable donations are down — a problem for 21-year-old Stephanie Squires.

  • Aug 19, 2008
Stephanie Squires at one of the “pit stops” during the 3 Day Walk in 2006.
Evelyn Wemhoff

Dash Point State Park, others popular among Washington campers

With increased gas prices and costs of other necessities, many folks are forgoing the traditional vacation for closer locations and cheaper leisure options.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Evelyn Wemhoff
Fred Konkell turned his Federal Way yard into a garden railroad with the help of his 15-year-old grandson

Federal Way man, grandson work together to build garden railroad

The garden railroad in Fred Konkell’s Federal Way yard is an example of the avid hobbyist’s hard work — and a strong relationship with his grandson.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Fred Konkell turned his Federal Way yard into a garden railroad with the help of his 15-year-old grandson

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