Community garden in Tukwila opens in early June

Rain has hampered preparing Tukwila’s new community garden, but a grand opening is planned for early June.

  • Apr 24, 2011

Steps to reduce the risks of a heart attack | Dr. James Merrill

The first steps toward surviving a heart attack are recognizing the symptoms, which can differ in men and women, and seeking medical help immediately.

End of Market Day | Poem by Judith Harris

Our wars come home, sooner or later. Judith Harris lives in Washington, D.C., and in this poem gives us a veteran of Iraq back among the ordinary activities of American life.

Changing views on eating disorders | Timi Gustafson

People who are prone to overeating may not be able to control themselves, not because they lack sufficient willpower, but because they are addicted to food, not unlike addicts who depend on alcohol or drugs.

  • Apr 17, 2011

Peach Fires | Poem by David St. John

I’ve mentioned before how much I like poems that take the time to carefully observe people at work. Here David St. John, who lives in California, gives us a snapshot of workers protecting an orchard.

Families struggle to cope with rising food prices | Timi Gustafson

It is getting harder to put food on the table, not only for low-income households but for middle-class families as well. Prices have soared lately not just at high-end grocery stores, like Whole Foods or QFC, but also at large chains known for their price competitiveness, like Safeway, Sam’s Club and Costco. And nearly all food products are affected by the dramatic price hikes.

  • Apr 10, 2011

A completely definitive list of top five albums | Dace Anderson

“Rolling Stone” is a great magazine… to line your bird cage with. A few years back they ranked Eddie Van Halen number 70 in their… Continue reading

Spitwads | Poem by Michael McFee

We who teach creative writing have been known to tell our students that there is no subject so common and ordinary that it can’t be addressed in a poem, and this one, by Michael McFee, who lives in North Carolina, is a good example of that.

Trying to remember how to have fun | Living with Gleigh

I have forgotten how to have fun. It’s rather pathetic, but I realized the other day I struggle to have fun in my every day life. I was contemplating my inability to have fun and thinking of all the times I’ve had fun: partying in my 20’s, dating, getting married, delighting in my little kids, watching them discover the world. It was somewhere in the “delighting in my little kids” when I think I stopped having fun.

Caspar Baby Pants Tour Slide Show

Caspar Baby Pants Westfield Southcenter Performance Slide Show.

  • Mar 30, 2011

The good, the bad and the outright bizarre | Timi Gustafson

Since the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) has lowered the minimum weight requirements for gastric Lap-Band surgery, which made many more millions of Americans eligible for the procedure, a whole new industry of weight loss device makers has emerged, trying to cash in on this vastly expanding market.

  • Mar 27, 2011

Back from the fields | Poem by Peter Everwine

Go for a walk and part of whatever you walk through rides back on your socks. Here Peter Everwine, a California poet, tells us about the seeds that stick to us, in all their beauty and variety.

  • Mar 27, 2011

Eating healthier by adding color to your diet | Healthy Living

Want to eat better? Add a bit of color. That doesn’t, however, mean reaching for a bag of Skittles or adding a lime to your beer. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are a key component of a healthful diet, but too often our meals are monochromatic. Turns out Mom was right: Eat your fruits and veggies.

  • Mar 20, 2011

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 3 at the community center

What’s more fun than celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss? That’s what will happen 6-8 p.m. March 3 at the Tukwila Community Center for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2011

Pokemon Black Version & White Version Tour comes to Westfield Southcenter Mall: Slide Show

Pokemon fans in Tukwila got their chance to see the newest in the Japanese-video phenomenon Feb. 5: the Pokemon Black Version & White Version. The Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila was a stop on what is a national tour for the new video games.

  • Feb 14, 2011

Dancing the Lion Dance! Tukwila Reporter reader photo

Are you ready for the new year? This Tukwila youngster is! Myra Lee, 3, dances the lion dance Feb. 6 in Tukwila Park, after she and her mother Mei Lee watched some lunar New Year celebrations (Feb. 3 started the 10-day celebration this year.) Mei Lee took this photo of her daughter, garbed in traditional clothing, inspired by the festivities she saw.

  • Feb 14, 2011

Tukwila To Do List: Teen Friday, longhouse anniversary, Casting Call

• The Tukwila Community Center is a cool place to be for teens on a Friday night. The Friday Teen Late Nights is every Friday… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2011

Blue Angels jet makes stop in Tukwila at Boeing Air Field: Slide Show

A one-jet contingent of the Navy Blue Angels made a stop in Tukwila at Boeing Field Jan. 5. It was an exciting moment to see the FA-18 Hornet fighter jet land, bearing Navy Lts. Dave Tickle and Todd Royles.

  • Jan 6, 2011

Family Movie Night: The move Saturday is Despicable Me

The movie for Family Movie Nights this Saturday is "Despicable Me" at the Tukwila Community Center.The family night starts at 6 p.m. at the center,… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2011

Tempting the taste buds in Tukwila

David Garcia learned how to cook Mexican food shortly after he entered the restaurant business at age 17. Garcia, 49, who along with his cousin Abraham Garcia own the Mi Ranchon Family Mexican Restaurant, 668 Strander Blvd., in Tukwila, actually started out washing dishes.