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Margery and Pat Godfrey. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Couple’s love story inspires new Hallmark Channel movie

‘A Godwink Christmas - Second Chance, First Love’ premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

Margery and Pat Godfrey. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Veterans of the armed forces of the United States take part in the vehicle procession along Main Street.

City pays homage to U.S. veterans

There were no marching bands and the usual panoply and crowds of people were gone, but the city made the best of its salute to… Continue reading

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Veterans of the armed forces of the United States take part in the vehicle procession along Main Street.
Torry Hemmert holds a photo of herself taken while she was in the army while wearing one of her handmade masks. Photo courtesy of her son, Jon Hemmert

Local woman sews masks for veterans

Torry Hemmert, also a veteran herself, has made more than 200 masks for veterans across the nation.

Torry Hemmert holds a photo of herself taken while she was in the army while wearing one of her handmade masks. Photo courtesy of her son, Jon Hemmert
Virgil McLagan, now 82, at his home in Rio Verde Mobile Estates in north Auburn.

‘I wanted to go out and get in my jet and fly’

Auburn veteran reflects on patriotism and love of one’s country.

Virgil McLagan, now 82, at his home in Rio Verde Mobile Estates in north Auburn.
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Community mourns the passing of Dick Brugger

Former Auburn Youth Resources director was city’s first Poet Laureate.

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Helen Louise Bradley with her family. Courtesy photo

Helen Louise Bradley turns 100

Special to the Reporter Helen Louise Bradley, a Colorado native, was born Oct. 30, 1920. When Helen was in her teens, the family moved to… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2020
Helen Louise Bradley with her family. Courtesy photo
Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.

Despite COVID-19, King County libraries still put on a show

Guest column from Lisa Rosenblum.

Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.
Couple captured in famous photo 67 years ago enjoying the good life in Auburn
Couple captured in famous photo 67 years ago enjoying the good life in Auburn
Flaming Geyser State Park: wide open spaces for the family, trails offer solitude
Flaming Geyser State Park: wide open spaces for the family, trails offer solitude
The Washington State Heritage Apprenticeship Arts Program program celebrates and supports traditional arts. Courtesy photo

Two Auburn residents to work together as master artist-apprentice

Statewide program celebrates and supports traditional arts.

The Washington State Heritage Apprenticeship Arts Program program celebrates and supports traditional arts. Courtesy photo
Three drive-in films set for Kent’s ShoWare Center Aug. 12-16

Three drive-in films set for Kent’s ShoWare Center Aug. 12-16

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Gremlins’

  • Aug 6, 2020
Three drive-in films set for Kent’s ShoWare Center Aug. 12-16
Kent Hay, Homeless Outreach Program Administrator. Courtesy photo

Deep-dyed in criminal justice and social services, Kent Hay works with Auburn’s homeless

Auburn’s homeless coordinator comes with experience as a probation officer a case manager.

Kent Hay, Homeless Outreach Program Administrator. Courtesy photo
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat | Car review

Ford’s venerable compact Ranger pickup went away for a while. But it has returned as a mid-size truck, ready for adventure and packed with driver-assist… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Car review

There’s a reason Honda’s CR-V has been America’s top-selling crossover vehicle over the past 23 years. The 2020 CR-V AWD Touring Hybrid is the most… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
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Screenshot from the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Facebook page.

Auburn Valley Humane Society’s online tool helps people find homes for pets

The number one reason people surrender their pets to an animal shelter is because their living situation has changed, and they think there’s nothing else… Continue reading

Screenshot from the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Facebook page.
Washington State Fair cancelled

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

  • Jul 8, 2020
Washington State Fair cancelled
Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s talented lineup includes, from left, Rodger Burnett, Jennifer Nelson, Mona Butler, Shannon Spicciati, Wendy Wilhelmi. COURTESY PHOTO

Celebrate the 4th of July with Auburn Symphony Orchestra

Auburn Symphony Orchestra Director Wesley Schulz has curated a selection of orchestral songs about the American experience to put local folks in a celebratory mood.… Continue reading

Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s talented lineup includes, from left, Rodger Burnett, Jennifer Nelson, Mona Butler, Shannon Spicciati, Wendy Wilhelmi. COURTESY PHOTO
Photos courtesy of Pacific Ballroom Dance                                The Youth Premier Formation team performing the ballroom medley “Strength and Honor.”

Pacific Ballroom Dance to hold virtual concert June 20

“Mosaic,” a live-streamed ballroom concert, will be presented free through the Vimeo platform.

Photos courtesy of Pacific Ballroom Dance                                The Youth Premier Formation team performing the ballroom medley “Strength and Honor.”
TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.

Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.
Auburn woman finds her calling in military aviation

Auburn woman finds her calling in military aviation

Abigail Gooch is now on standby duty with the Washington National Guard.

Auburn woman finds her calling in military aviation