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At least they take someone’s advice | Living with Gleigh

  • Mar 1, 2015 at 12:49PM updated Mar 2, 2015 at 10:13AM

I have to disagree how using GPS on phones has made map reading skills extinct.

Final weekend for the 'Cedar River Salmon Journey'

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 1:09PM

From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, visitors can expect to see sockeye, plus possibly Chinook and Coho, at these four sites, which include Jones Park, Cedar River Park, Cavanaugh Pond, and Landsburg Park and Dam.

ASK A DOCTOR: How does clinical depression differ from sadness?

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 12:21PM

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, please go to an emergency room or call the crisis line (1-866-427-4747), which has trained counselors who can talk with you by telephone 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

South Pole adventurers Chris and Marty Fagan honored as Festival at Mount Si grand marshals

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 1:36PM

This past winter, Chris and Marty Fagan of North Bend made a life-changing journey to the South Pole. They’re getting a hometown hurrah this summer, named grand marshals of the Festival at Mount Si Parade.

Sold-out Twin Peaks Fest starts Friday in North Bend

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:12PM

Fans of the cult phenomenon “Twin Peaks” will come from all over the world Aug. 1 through 3 to eat doughnuts and cherry pie, meet friends, watch David Lynch films, visit the filming locations in the Valley, and generally just celebrate their passion for the early 90s television show. Tickets for the 21-year-old event sold out in early June; typically about 150 people attend the festival, which has its base at the Sallal Grange Hall in North Bend.

Hazen senior earns a spot with the Sea Gals

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 11:35AM

Errin Williams competed against 200 other contestants and veterans from the 2013 Sea Gal team at auditions April 28 to May 4. She was one of only about two dozen women chosen for the squad.

At Snoqualmie Elementary, a little dirt now means a lot of clean later | Photo gallery

  • Oct 21, 2013 at 4:28PM

It was a short, but awesome field trip. Snoqualmie Elementary students dressed for the weather, and for mud, worms, plants, tools, and more mud. They squelched through, dug up, and pretended to get stuck in mud up to their ankles, and teachers encouraged the nearly 400 kids who participated to rub the mud between their fingers, to get an idea of the texture they needed for planting.

Fabric of the past: Fall City’s annual meeting explores pioneer quilts, the Oregon Trail

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 12:38PM

The Fall City Historical Society’s annual community meeting always includes a special presentation. This year, the meeting is capped with a look at “Pioneer Quilts and the Oregon Trail,” presented by art historian Susan Olds, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Fall City Masonic Hall. The event includes refreshments and a display of Fall City quilts. All are welcome. The day includes a brief membership meeting and a vote on board candidates for the coming year. Then, Olds begins her look at fabric history.

Keetna, canine mascot of Mount Si Sports + Fitness, dies at 16

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 12:03PM

Keetna, the lovable dog that for years greeted patrons at Mount Si Sports + Fitness in North Bend, has died at the age of 16. That's about 80 in dog years. Owner Ben Cockman brought Keetna (her full name was Talkeetna) to work with him most days. As the business's beloved mascot, Keetna did a lot to help create a laid-back atmosphere at the gym.

Wheels of yesteryear: Legends Car Club bringing classic rides to Snoqualmie Railroad Days

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 5:20PM

Steam-powered trains certainly have their fans, but Railroad Days’ third day is all about gas-powered, four-wheeling classics of the street. The Legends Classic Car show returns, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Members of the Legends Car Club and car buffs and gearheads from all over roar into town with amazing, much-loved and restored rides from every era, from the dawn of motorcars to today’s coolest sports cars.

Search and rescue volunteers honored as Festival at Mount Si parade marshals | Photo gallery

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 11:25AM

Bree Loewen sees things pretty clearly, and acts accordingly. When she and her husband, Russell Anschell, found themselves in the mountains every weekend, they decided to move to North Bend. Since they are “heavy back-country users,” she said it only made sense for them to volunteer with Seattle Mountain Rescue. Because they have a 5-year-old daughter, she is a stay-at-home mom, and they avoid working on the same missions, to minimize their risks. It all sounds logical enough, but that’s not all there is to Loewen’s commitment. “It really comes down to ‘this is our community,’” she says. “We’ve been doing this for such a long time and I think people have really come to rely on us.”

Exploring history: Fourth of July booth, new space for Tolt Historical Society

  • Jun 28, 2013 at 12:42PM

If you want to look up an ancestor, get a print of a historic photo or just learn about Carnation's past, the Tolt Historical Society table at the Great Carnation Fourth of July is your avenue to do it. At the society's Fourth of July booth, you can find Centennial ornaments, which show the Town's rock entry marker, engraved circa 1930, as well as its Centennial Cookbook, which showcases local family recipes that go back generations.

Where's the best pho restaurant in Federal Way?

  • May 14, 2013 at 3:00PM updated at 11:17PM

With close to a dozen pho restaurants to choose from in Federal Way, The Mirror set out to find the city's best.

Snoqualmie transplants Dick and Kris Kirby add a new chapter to century-old Carnation home | Photo gallery

  • Apr 26, 2013 at 9:35AM

Next year, Dick and Kris Kirby’s Carnation home will reach the century mark. To the uneducated eye, it doesn’t look like a 100-year-old house, but the truth is, the house now looks more than ever like it did when it was new. The three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-story Craftsman that Dick lived in as a teen and inherited a few years ago, was restored last fall to its original look.

Nine Valley boys earn Arrow of Light, Cub Scouts' highest honor

  • Mar 19, 2013 at 3:11PM

Nine Cub Scouts from Pack 466 became Snoqualmie Valley’s newest Boy Scouts on Friday, March 1. All nine boys earned the Arrow of Light Award, Cub Scouting’s highest honor. Robbie Vukovich earned all 20 activity badges as well as the World Conservation Award. Pictured from left: front row, Ben Sides, Davis Sauer, Liam Roselli, Robbie Vukovich, Nick Copeland, Ethan Sauer, Ethan George and Michael Brisbane; back row, Jamey Brooks, Kevin Ostrem, Noah Bailey, Kevin Sauer, Wyatt Webb, Candie Webb, Sam Rogers, Rick Webb and Darcie Rogers.

A special birthday: Fall City girl wants gifts to help feed neighbors

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 1:43PM

For her birthday this year, 9-year-old Savannah Bethell doesn't want gifts for herself. Instead, she's asking community members to contribute in some way to the Fall City Community Food Pantry, where she volunteers. Savannah will celebrate her "golden birthday," when she turns 10 on March 10. Her mother, Veronica Bethell, said she wanted to help the food pantry after volunteering there since May. "She said 'there's a lot of people that come here!'" Veronica said, and wanted to do something for them.

Life in dirt: New Carnation art show explores the simple and complex in local farms | Photo gallery

  • Feb 19, 2013 at 2:38PM

A day on the farm can be an inspiration, and a life on the farm, even more so. It has been for painter Jean Bradbury a former Valley artist who spent the past two years painting Valley farms from a perspective closer to the ground. "I wanted to see how it felt to surround myself in an environment that is completely gentle and nurturing," Bradbury wrote in an e-mail. "I do not paint man made things like buildings and cars. The natural shapes and complexities of plants and animals are so much richer in design than anything people can create." Farming is also important to Lee Grumman, owner of Miller's Arts in Carnation -- "I'm the type of person who spends every moment in the soil," she says -- so she was thrilled when Bradbury asked her about hosting a show of her work at Miller's Arts, 4597 Tolt Ave, Carnation.

For busy women, ‘me time’ recharges the body and spirit

  • Feb 8, 2013 at 1:00AM updated at 12:38PM

Forget about candy and flowers for that special woman in your life. The best Valentine’s Day gift is “me time.” Women often feel guilty for taking time to recharge and improve themselves.

Plan outlines actions to improve health equity | Governor’s Interagency Council

  • Feb 3, 2013 at 8:00PM updated Feb 5, 2013 at 10:52AM

Focus on behavioral health, environmental issues, poverty

Super Bowl parties set record demand for chicken wings

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jan 30, 2013 at 9:48AM

Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption after Thanksgiving, according to the USDA.

Essential romance advice for guys who want more sex

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:56PM

You’ve given her flowers and chocolates the past several years. Afterward, you’re left scratching your head, wondering why the romantic flame is more like a Bic lighter than a blow torch.

How to keep a disputed tree from igniting a neighborhood feud | The Evergreen Arborist

  • Dec 11, 2012 at 4:23PM

Trees can sometimes create turmoil between neighbors. These concerns often become more frequent as the winter storm season approaches.

Federal Way eye doctor battles cataracts across SE Asia

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Nov 8, 2012 at 12:34PM

Dr. John Jarstad, a renowned ophthalmologist and CEO of Evergreen Eye Centers in Federal Way, will share his experiences from a recent medical mission with the United States Navy "Pacific Partnership" program.

Comics for autism: Federal Way shop helps Auburn family

  • Jul 2, 2012 at 4:11PM

There's a family in Auburn – the Andrews. Their little boy, Austin, is afflicted with autism. Tim Keaty, a close friend of the Andrews, took it upon himself to help this family achieve their goal of $15,000. Partnering with Fantasium Comics and Games in Federal Way, Keaty has donated his collection of more than 2,500 comic books to Austin's cause.

Therapy dog comforts Federal Way girl with brain tumor

  • Jul 2, 2012 at 2:57PM

But then again, Dresden, a yellow lab, isn't just a regular dog. She's a highly trained therapy dog who spends her days visiting hospice patients — old and young — and making them feel better.