Finding the right choices for you dinner plate | Timi Gustafson

It’s been almost a hundred days since the government released the latest update of its Dietary Guidelines. For the last 30 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have jointly given their recommendations for healthy eating to the American public – obviously without much success.

Rainier Chorale hosts ‘Harvest Moon’ cabaret, dinner and silent auction

The Rainier Chorale will host “Harvest Moon”, a cabaret, dinner and silent auction at Green River Community College on Saturday, October 29.

  • Sep 9, 2011

Talking about weight with kids and teens | Healthy Living

Issues of body weight are complex and often stigmatized, especially for children and teens. As students begin to return to school, conversations about body image and health should happen with children of all sizes ­­– thin, medium and heavy.

One pile to the next around the house | Living with Gleigh

Most week nights we eat together at the table. It’s a time to decompress and connect as a family. In the summer our eating schedule gets off, but because my husband still has a work schedule, I try to cook dinner and gather the kids for the meal.

Methods to find the value of trees | The Evergreen Aborist

Trees do have value. A large tree in a nice landscape may be worth thousands of dollars. This does not mean a homeowner could sell a tree for these prices, but there are situations where estimated values come into play.

Valley’s GLOW health and wellness program plans celebration at Kent’s ShoWare Center

Author Christine Cashen will be the keynote speaker at the first anniversary celebration of GLOW, the Valley Medical Center’s health and wellness program created by women, for women.

  • Aug 21, 2011

Melanie Hope wins toastmasters speech contest

Mélanie Hope of Kent won the District 32 level of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, representing the district encompassing Federal Way to Vancouver, Puyallup to the coast including the Key Peninsula.

  • Aug 20, 2011

Boeing Air Show at Seafair | Slide Show

Boeing Air Show at Seafair | Slide Show

Movies in the park start July 29 at Tukwila Community Center

The Summer Outdoors Cinema Series kicks off on July 29 in Tukwila.

  • Jul 25, 2011

Tukwila Peanut Butter and Jam concert series starts July 29

Tukwila Parks and Recreation Department is once again offering the Peanut Butter and Jam’ noontime concert series Fridays at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S.

  • Jul 21, 2011

Summer Theatre in Tukwila will present four one-act plays July 15-16

The 22nd season of Summer Theatre in Tukwila will present four one-act plays, all with surprise endings. Performances will be 7 p.m. July 15 and 16 at the Foster High School Performing Arts Center, 4242 S. 144th St.

  • Jul 15, 2011

Potatoes cited as cause of weight gain | Timi Gustafson

Researchers at Harvard University say that the potato, an all-time American favorite, contributes to our national obesity crisis much more significantly than previously thought.

Why those who quit smoking gain weight | Timi Gustafson

Many smokers who want to quit are afraid they will gain weight, so they would rather not kick the habit. The fear of getting fat after quitting is not altogether unwarranted. Many ex-smokers do put on some extra weight, about five pounds on average.

‘Pruning and renovating the overgrown garden’ presentation June 27

Join Cass Turnbull, a King County Master Gardener and founder of Plant Amnesty, at a free presentation on "Pruning and Renovating the Overgrown Garden" 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way South.

  • Jun 15, 2011

‘Live’ radio drama at the Museum of Flight

Reenactments of the 1950s live radio broadcast of Ray Bradbury's "Mars Is Heaven," will be on stage at The Museum of Flight on June 11 and 12 at 2 p.m.

  • Jun 4, 2011

World War I airplanes in miniature exhibition opens May 21 at The Museum of Flight

153 hand-crafted scale models detail development of World War I airplanes at The Museum of Flight

  • May 4, 2011

I am | Poem by 8-year-old Ava Schicke

Here’s a poem in which 8-year-old Ava Schicke, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska, tells us just who she is and what she thinks.

Normandy Park Senior Living celebrates the royal wedding | Slide Show by Marie Skoor

The Normandy Park Senior Living facility celebrated the marriage of Britain's Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton Friday.

  • May 2, 2011

To freeze or not to freeze | Living with Gleigh

I opened my extra freezer the other day and there was a dinosaur frozen in time. I’m not referring to any sort of historical discovery where I would need to call in a paleontologist. I’m also not referring to my lack of housekeeping skills and food left frozen so long it became dinosaur-like. I am talking about a small plastic dinosaur, frozen in a plastic container of water.

Window Washer | Poem by Christopher Todd Matthews

I love poems that take pains to observe people at their tasks, and here’s a fine one by Christopher Todd Matthews, who lives in Virginia.