A woman-owned bookstore in Ballard is doing its part to help Northwest women recover from alcoholism and drug abuse.

On Aug. 25, Epilogue Books will donate 10 percent of its day's sales to Residence XII, a women's drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Kirkland.

The organization is the first beneficiary of the bookstore's Ten Percent for Change Program, which owners Sharon Lloyd and daughter Rebecca Hildebrandt announced earlier this month.

The fundraiser will feature a 7 p.m.


Xtreme wins World

The ASA Xtreme Girls Fastpitch team won the U10-A Division of the NSA Fastpitch Western World Series in St. George, Utah.

They clinched the Championship Title on Sunday, July 24th, with an undefeated record of 6-0 in the tournament overall - playing in average daily temperatures of 115 degrees.

Xtreme has a season record of 51-10-4 and will now advance to the NSA.


The City of Federal Way has announced commencement of the 2005 Fall Tourism Enhancement Grant (TEG) application round.

The TEG program is designed to increase overnight stays in Federal Way through a competitive grant process to support sports, cultural, arts, and community events that will occur in the Federal Way area.

In order to be considered for the TEG, an event or sponsoring organization must meet the following conditions: Eligible Organization A non-profit organization organized under IRS 501(c) or a municipal organization of the State of Washington.


A proposed change in federal law could reach right into Federal Way and have you visiting your doctor more often than you may like.

If you purchase and use minerals and supplements like Vitamins C, E, B, or D, the law could make vitamins and diet supplements available by prescription only.

On Wednesday of last week, CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which had previously passed the U.S. Senate, has now passed in the House of Representatives, it's final hurdle toward becoming a law.


Soccer enrollment on

The Federal Way Boys and Girls Club is currently enrolling youth for the 2005 Fall Season Soccer League. The deadline for registration is September 16, 2005. Late registration will be accepted on a space available basis.

Registration can be done online at or in person at the Club, 30815 8th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98063

Teams: Fall Season Soccer is a program for Boys and Girls in grades K-6. We are offering both girls and boys divisions this year for grades 3-6.


Burien's non-profit Environmental Science Center will host its annual fundraiser at Seahurst Park Sunday, Aug. 7.

Speakers at the 4 p.m. event will include former Gov.


The Community Center building at the Emergency Family Shelter operated by the Multi-Service Center just off Military Road and the Kent-Des Moines Highway, was showing its age. Then three area corporations recognized the need, stepped forward, and have created a local version of "Extreme Makeover."

Once base housing for the Navy's Nike Missile Base in the '60s and '70s, the four-block area was deeded to King County several years ago by the federal government. The King County Housing Authority then sublet the single family homes to three non-profit organizations, including MSC, to be used for housing programs. Although the site has been well-maintained since then, the homes are definitely '50s vintage architecture, and the majority of the maintenance funds have been spent for basic, functional, wiring, paint and cleanup.

The Community Center, once one of the base homes, serves as a meeting ground, intake office and counseling office for the three current housing providers sharing the units: Highline Mental Health, St.

MSC's Emergency Family Shelter Gets a Makeover

At the Emergency Family Shelter (left to right) Demitri Batiste, Keke Fountain and RJ Fountain helped Lorrainne Rawson, Community Lead for the Federal Way region of Starbucks. The kids were delighted to help bring in the loads of games and books donated by Starbucks customers, as they, and the 20 other children who currently call the Shelter home, each got to keep one game of their own.

On July 31, the West Seattle Farmers' Market may be the only place in town you can get a 'poopsicle,' toss a diaper, and help a needy child all in the same place.

Local charitable nonprofit group, Westside Baby, will hold its fifth annual Stuff the Baby Bus With Diapers fund-raising campaign at the market this year. The organization hopes to raise twice the amount of diapers brought in by last year's event, said Lisa Perry, resource coordinator.

"We are asking everyone we know to contribute a pack of diapers," said Perry.


Matthew E. Durham

DIAPER SHOWER. Members of Gatewood School Day Camp excitedly shower the photographer with diapers as they prepare to lend their bus to Westside Baby for a July 31 Diaper Drive.

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