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Fairly Spiritual: Christmas is a big bully, just ask Thanksgiving

Once again, it’s that glorious time of year when I complain about how ridiculously early we start celebrating Christmas.Even before the candy corn has hardened,… Continue reading

Joey Jewell will pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes in his “Sinatra at the Sands” concerts 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Regional A&E Calendar listings | Nov. 15

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Kent: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15; noon-5 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008
Joey Jewell will pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes in his “Sinatra at the Sands” concerts 7:30 p.m. Saturday
The Rev. Carol Cruise recently passed through Auburn

Auburn’s Carol Cruise comes full circle in ‘faith walk’ around U.S.

Like her name suggests, the Rev. Carol Cruise is on a journey. She literally has been around the block. The Ohio woman lost her lower right leg to a medical mishap nearly 20 years ago. But that hasn’t prevented her from conducting a personal pilgrimage, a “faith walk” for God.

The Rev. Carol Cruise recently passed through Auburn
The Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company sets Shakespeare in the 1960s with its version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The show runs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 through 15 and 20 through 22 at Auburn Mountainview Theater

Auburn calendar of events | Nov. 12

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Kent: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2008
The Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company sets Shakespeare in the 1960s with its version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The show runs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 through 15 and 20 through 22 at Auburn Mountainview Theater

Fairly Spiritual: Dealing with election withdrawals

It’s four days after the big election and I’m still going through campaign withdrawals.I existed so long within the cacophony of election 2008 that it’s… Continue reading

Fairly Spiritual: Delivering a radio show and a new motto

“Dream big ... Fail big!” That’s my motto. Actually, I don’t have a motto but if I were ever to consider a motto, that would… Continue reading

Gypsy-jazz band Hot Club Sandwich will perform 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Auburn Avenue Theater

Regional A&E Calendar | Nov. 8

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.22nd annual Juried Holiday Craft Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8. Features more than… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2008
Gypsy-jazz band Hot Club Sandwich will perform 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Auburn Avenue Theater

Regional A&E Calendar | Nov. 5

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.22nd annual Juried Holiday Craft Market: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2008
Diana Grover shares creations from her booth

Totally bazaar

Holy Family Catholic parish in Auburn held its 44th annual bazaar on Saturday.The bazaar, which raised money for the church and school, included a silent… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2008
Diana Grover shares creations from her booth
The Auburn High School marching band performs during last year's parade on Main Street.

Auburn tunes up for massive marching band showdown

Auburn High School’s 22nd annual Veterans Day marching band competition will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 1 p.m. at Auburn Memorial Stadium.The event,… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2008
The Auburn High School marching band performs during last year's parade on Main Street.

Auburn Dance Academy honored

KING 5 “Evening Magazine” viewers chose Auburn Dance Academy as the Best Dance Studio in Western Washington. ADA dancers were featured on the TV program Tuesday. The academy was recognized for its commitment to excellence in dance education and child development. More than 900 parents and students recognize the ADA’s strong educational program each week at class.

  • Oct 31, 2008
Nisa Shinners

Pacific community comes together to join cancer victim’s fight

It was a day of teal and tears, a moment Nisa Shinners will not soon forget. In a long and painful fight with ovarian cancer, the 45-year-old Pacific woman called out for help. Family, friends and strangers answered in a tremendous act of strength and kindness.

Nisa Shinners
Young professional singers in the Seattle Opera Young Artist program will perform ‘Tatyana’s Letter’ at 2:30 p.m.

Regional A&E Calendar | Nov. 1

Special EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Biz-art Fine Art and Craft Weekend: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1; 11 a.m.-4… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2008
Young professional singers in the Seattle Opera Young Artist program will perform ‘Tatyana’s Letter’ at 2:30 p.m.
The first national tour of one of Broadway’s biggest recent hits

Regional A&E Calendar | Oct. 29

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Super Secret Experimental Bead Show: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Features Czech pressed glass,… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2008
The first national tour of one of Broadway’s biggest recent hits
Olympia artist Ellen Miffitt and Bellevue artist Fran Holt express energy in their pieces by exploring different materials and compositions. Miffitt’s collage and mixed-media works (selection pictured) encompass harmony

Regional A&E Calendar listings | Oct. 25

Special EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.10th annual Harvest Costume Ball: 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Fundraiser ball includes dinner,… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008
Olympia artist Ellen Miffitt and Bellevue artist Fran Holt express energy in their pieces by exploring different materials and compositions. Miffitt’s collage and mixed-media works (selection pictured) encompass harmony

Local student performing in Jamestown College Theatre’s fall musical

Auburn's Erin Delo, a student at Jamestown College (Jamestown, N.D.), is performing in the orchestra for the school theater department's fall musical "Camelot" on Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008
Pastor Bob Donihue

Minister finds a new home with a storied Algona church

The historic Algona church and its humble pastor share stories, wrinkles and a steady mission. But age and today’s challenges cannot stop the man and the vintage house of worship he serves from doing wonderful things on the corner of Warde and Milwaukee. These days, Algona’s storied sanctuary is on the mend, and its 68-year-old minister stays young at heart in the service of the community.

Pastor Bob Donihue

Fairly Spiritual: Cruise provides needed break, food for thought

Last week I took an unpaid sabbatical from my column. I figured a break from my weekly writing might clear your mental palate.I’d like to… Continue reading

Bellevue artist Fran Holt and Olympia artist Ellen Miffitt express energy in their pieces by exploring different materials and compositions. Holt’s large oil paintings (selection pictured) on mahogany panel are inspired by nature and have a physical presence because of their size and textile qualities. Their work is featured at the Auburn City Hall Gallery of emerging and professional Puget Sound artists

Regional A&E Calendar | Oct. 18

Special EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Women’s Home Business Resource Fall Gift and Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2008
Bellevue artist Fran Holt and Olympia artist Ellen Miffitt express energy in their pieces by exploring different materials and compositions. Holt’s large oil paintings (selection pictured) on mahogany panel are inspired by nature and have a physical presence because of their size and textile qualities. Their work is featured at the Auburn City Hall Gallery of emerging and professional Puget Sound artists