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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

Sex and seniors: An all-ages lesson in STD prevention

Here’s an interesting twist on sexuality education: Sex ed for seniors.Senior citizens, that is. Just who exactly is a “senior” citizen? You can decide when… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2008
Slipknot will headline the Rockstar Mayhem Festival on July 9 at White River Amphitheater in Auburn.

Mayhem Festival proves heavy metal will never die

The epitaph for heavy metal music has been written many times in its 30-year lifespan.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Slipknot will headline the Rockstar Mayhem Festival on July 9 at White River Amphitheater in Auburn.
Federal Way resident Lee Linne has collected marbles since 1990. He is vice president and treasurer of the International Association of Marble Collectors.

At 59, Federal Way man has all the marbles

What began as Lee Linne’s way to kill some time after his daughter went to college grew into a several thousand dollar obsession with marbles. Linne, 59, has collected marbles since 1990. He’s got marbles that were created in every decade from the 1800s to just a month ago — from countries all over the world. Some of his marbles were used for trade in Africa. A handful are published in collectors’ guides.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Federal Way resident Lee Linne has collected marbles since 1990. He is vice president and treasurer of the International Association of Marble Collectors.
Peter Denton’s family
Peter Denton’s family
Jisoo Jeong

Art can make your children smarter

Kidz Workshop maintains high standards when hiring teachers

  • Jul 2, 2008
Jisoo Jeong

World famous trains offer alternative to driving | Column

Traveling today, particularly if it involves the airlines, can be a hassle to say the least. Driving vacations have lost some of their luster with the high price of gas. One great alternative is to explore by train. Train tours take you back to the golden era of luxury train travel, with dining cars set with fine linen and crystal, and observation cars offering panoramic views.

  • Jul 2, 2008