Life

What all fathers want for their daughters

I don’t often brag about my daughters, though my youngest disagrees. She told me I’m quick to tell everyone about the costumes she makes and… Continue reading

If you could turn back time, would you?

If you could, would you take it all back? Every misunderstanding, cross word, and cold shoulder, erased. Time wasted, retrieved. Hurtful situations never happened. Would… Continue reading

Puget Sound Fire tips to avoid train accidents

Each year approximately a dozen people die after being struck by a train in Washington State. In 2015 that number spiked to 27 people killed.

  • Mar 19, 2018
Kanani Vidal performs a Hawaiian dance using pui’ili, an instrument made of bamboo that is used to accompany a song and complement the hula dance’s visual appeal, during practice at the Federal Way hulau, a school of hula and Hawaiian culture. Vidal will be competing at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, in early April, along with her sister and other members of the hulau. JESSICA KELLER, the Mirror

Keeping the spirit of aloha: Local hula school gains recognition by teaching Hawaiian culture

Hulau invited to participate in the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii.

Kanani Vidal performs a Hawaiian dance using pui’ili, an instrument made of bamboo that is used to accompany a song and complement the hula dance’s visual appeal, during practice at the Federal Way hulau, a school of hula and Hawaiian culture. Vidal will be competing at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, in early April, along with her sister and other members of the hulau. JESSICA KELLER, the Mirror

An innocent child shall lead us

I’m helping my mom organize her house. It’s been a long time coming, and with my husband’s retirement I feel freer be away from home… Continue reading

Mental health facility to assist youth, families

Nexus Youth and Families came to Maple Valley to help those who need it.

While focusing on athletic endurance, this book also relates to everyday life

You need a shave. It’s been awhile and, though you’ve been grooming and growing, you’re long overdue – so, maybe just a little off the… Continue reading

Green River College to launch educational opportunities in Covington

The workshops are free and open to the public.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Maybe I chose wrong

My husband is officially retired. Or tired. However you view the life milestone when it’s time to quit working forever. From what I hear, nice… Continue reading

We often believe bad things only happen to others

It could never happen to you. Other people have problems. They don’t plan, they don’t act, they aren’t paying attention and that leads to issues… Continue reading

Maple Valley teen makes it on The Voice Kids in Germany

His dreams came true with one phone call and a trip to another country.

The Cedar Heights seventh grade class put together this map to highlight what the
                                city of Covington already has as part of their Geo-Inquiry project. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Students use Geo-Inquiry to determine Covington’s needs

A social studies class at Cedar Heights Middle School applied their findings from a school project to the city of Covington.

The Cedar Heights seventh grade class put together this map to highlight what the
                                city of Covington already has as part of their Geo-Inquiry project. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Maple Valley residents ‘Stand Up’ for minorities

Community members of Maple Valley came together as a group to be there for those who need a little extra support.

I’m not the crazy one

My youngest was a picky eater when she was young. I don’t give much credence to picky eaters. I never coddled her when it came… Continue reading

‘The Group’ is a must-read, valuable resource

‘Til death do you part. Did those words give you pause when you said them in front of an officiate and a handful of friends… Continue reading

Submitted photo from La Petite Academy.

App helps parents keep tabs on their kids

The La Petite Academy in Covington has been using this app for about six months now.

Submitted photo from La Petite Academy.

A modern fairytale with a twist

He did it on one knee. One knee, with a nervous grin on his face and a velvet box in his shaking hands, asking you… Continue reading

A modern fairytale with a twist

He did it on one knee. One knee, with a nervous grin on his face and a velvet box in his shaking hands, asking you… Continue reading

Firefighting is a family affair

Former captain of Maple Valley Fire Life Safety was able to fight his last fire alongside his daughter before he retired.

What’s the point if you can’t embarrass them every once in awhile?

The last few weeks I’ve been working on a photo album for my youngest daughter of all the conventions she’s attended — Comicon, Sakura-con, Akicon,… Continue reading