Sunday, October 7, 2007

What's News in Federal Way -- Oct. 7

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Transit upgrade targets bus service
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/06) -- Bus service every 15 minutes along Pacific Highway South and every 30 minutes in the downtown area are dreams Federal Way hopes to make a reality by 2009. King County Metro Transit is planning significant improvements to King County's transportation services. The changes will be brought about through its Transit Now measure, passed in November 2006. More...

The language of learning
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/06) -- How does a person teach social studies to a student who speaks only Taiwanese? Or a student who speaks Sinhalese? Or Haitian Creole? How about teaching social studies to a classroom including all three, as well as English- and Spanish-speaking students? It's a question Federal Way teachers ask themselves more and more. More...

Federal Way candidates field questions at forum
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/06) -- The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and The Mirror co-sponsored a forum Oct. 4 for City Council, Lakehaven Utility District commissioner and South King Fire and Rescue commissioner candidates. More...

Federal Way executive gets medium rating
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (10/06) -- At the end of his first year on the job, Federal Way City Manager Neal Beets has received a lukewarm evaluation from the City Council that hired him. He is meeting expectations but needs to improve in some areas, the council says. More...

Sushi, sweets right here
THENEWSTRIBUNE (09/28) -- Two culinary crazes have arrived in the South Sound: cupcakes and conveyor-belt sushi. Here are First Bites of both. Blue Island opened a month ago in Federal Way Crossings, the new shopping center that’s become the biggest casual-dining destination between Tacoma and Seattle. Blue Island joins Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse, The Rock Wood Fired Pizza, Fat Burger, Puerto Vallarta and other eateries on the site of the former Flying A truck stop. More... (Map)

Home For Sale - 3/3 (316th&36th)
WINDERMERE.COM (10/06) -- Multi-level home situated with a natural terresteral setting behind the spacious newly painted deck. The deck is just right for entertaining. This property is perfect for... More... (Map)

Football | Federal Way in charge in North
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (10/05) -- Conventional wisdom said play it safe. But the Federal Way Eagles are throwing caution to the wind this season and could ultimately haul in their first division football title since 1976 because of it. They sealed a 17-13 victory over Kentwood Thursday night with Andre Barrington's 81-yard halfback pass to Montrel Walton on third down from their 6-yard line and just over a minute play. More...

Federal Way gets clever -- Eagles use halfback pass to top Kentwood, take first place
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (10/05) -- Facing third-and-7 on its own 6-yard line with a little more than a minute to play while nursing a four-point lead, Federal Way coach John Meagher was considering taking a safety and kicking the ball to Kentwood. Luckily for Meagher, his offensive coordinator, Bryant Thomas, made a different call. More...

Weyerhaeuser will idle 6 sawmills for 2 weeks each
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (10/04) -- Weyerhaeuser Co. said Thursday that it plans to close six sawmills in Washington and Oregon for two weeks because of low demand in the national housing market. More...

World Vision - My Interesting Visit to Their Headquarters
GR8TFATE.BLOGSPOT.COM (10/04) -- With my immense interest in working with a large and global non profit group in the near future, I decided to visit World Vision's corporate office located in Federal Way, Washington. Now before I tell you what I learned during my visit at their headquarters, I want you to know what my mindset was before entering their doors. More...

The Quiet (Christian) Neighbor
WASHINGTONCEO.COM (08/31) -- In a relatively small pond of international nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations in Washington, Federal Way-based World Vision International is a big fish. Actually, with more than 23,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue of more than $2.1 billion, it's a really big fish. This article is a little older, but someone passed it on to me. More...

October Issue of "The Lake View (PDF)" now available.
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM (10/03) -- Covers both North Lake (Map) and Steel Lake (Map).

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