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2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck lands in my driveway. The latest iteration,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Time runs out on Jan. 10 to see online art exhibit at Helen S. Smith Gallery

One more call to catch Curated Moments, an exhibition of the work of the artists in Green River College’s visual arts portfolio class before the… Continue reading

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A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin

Season’s tweetings: Christmas Bird Count returns

Rainier Audubon Society encompasses the South King County areas of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines, Redondo, Renton and more while also extending out toward Mount Rainier.

A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin
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The Christmas tree in front of Auburn City Hall greets the dawn of a new day.
Photo courtesy of Michele Weiss.

Let there be lights

The Christmas tree in front of Auburn City Hall greets the brilliantly-colored dawn of a recent day. Photo courtesy of Michele Weiss.… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2020
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The Christmas tree in front of Auburn City Hall greets the dawn of a new day.
Photo courtesy of Michele Weiss.
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Thanksgiving cherry pie request makes Auburn family $1 million richer

Scratch the pumpkin pie, Liz’s brother told her. Cherry pie was what he wanted for Thanksgiving. Without that special request from far-off Alaska, said Liz,… Continue reading

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Wesley Schulz, music director and conductor, Auburn Symphony Orchestra.
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Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Home for the Holidays’ through Jan. 3

There’s still time to make it “Home for the Holidays.” A free evening of holiday musical favorites and storytelling can be brought right into your… Continue reading

Wesley Schulz, music director and conductor, Auburn Symphony Orchestra.
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Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.

Kayaking kid conquers raging rapids

“Between Two Swims” captures family’s brave adventures on film.

Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.
Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.

Local fundraisers take on new meaning during pandemic

With these hardships have come stories of the power of community crowdfunding in our own backyards.

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.
Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Evergreen City Ballet streams ‘Nutcracker Suites’

Between Dec. 11 and Dec. 31, the Evergreen City Ballet reimagines the Nutcracker experience with an exciting at-home, docu-dance film, “Nutcracker Suites,” which explores the… Continue reading

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.

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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
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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