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Hearing my friends and family scream like little girls when I walked on stage ...



After competing in the Miss Burien Pageant, Amber Trillo blended right back into her job at the Times/News--except for her insistence on wearing a crown around the office.

Families in Federal Way won't have to travel very far this holiday season to enjoy one of the most popular forms of British entertainment - the Pantomime.

For those unfamiliar with this classic theatrical experience, Pantomime, or "Panto" as it is affectionately called, dates back to the Middle Ages, and is presented by theater companies large and small across the British Isles every year in December.


John Forster plays a selection from his pantomime, 4 Christmases.

Dean Wong

"Inherit the Wind," is an ambitious new play by students in the Ballard High School drama department dealing with the subject of evolution.

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote the play in 1955 as a fictional account of the real-life trial of John Scopes .


Former students, colleagues and friends of the Federal Way language arts teacher Jean Hill Chase will gather on Saturday, October 22 at the Sacajawea Junior High Library to share memories, photos and stories of a popular and much-beloved teacher.

Jean Hill Chase died on August 25, 2005 in Fall City, Washington.

A Decatur High School and Sacajawea Middle School faculty member from 1973 until her retirement in 1988, Chase inspired and motivated hundreds of students over the years through her dynamic teaching style and exceptional commitment to learning, several of her forme


To commemorate their 60th birthday the Highline Times gave a gift back to the community by throwing a bonanza of a bash for the local theatre group the Hi-Liners.

Civic and community leaders gathered at the Burien Elks Lodge on Aug. 17 for an experience of dinner theatre and good old fashion socializing. The Hi-Liners performed

three spectacular scenes from their

upcoming production of

West Side Story.

Between scenes Hi-Liner parents and board members advocated the importance of youth theatre in the community.


If you are wondering what The Federal Way Noon Rotary Club is up to and what they are doing for the students in the community, here's a summary:

Dictionaries were purchased and donated to every third grader at Mirror Lake Elementary School. Their thank you notes said, "Thank you for the dictionary. I think it is nice. I love it so much. Thank you. Sincerely, S.O" and, "Thank you for the nice dictionary. It will help me learn English. I can use it for my vocabulary. Sincerely, AT".

More kids in the community benefited through other projects.


When you have lunch with Mary Gates and Betty Huff, you have to accept a periodic interruption from friends of theirs. At Indochine recently, where Mary ordered a shrimp dish with a five-star degree of hotness, and Betty a more demure Thai salad, we gnoshed and talked symphony and the exciting pops program planned for August 13. Now and again, someone they knew would drift by the table (Mark Clirehugh, then Peggy Laporte) to say hello.

The very good reason for this is that these two women are among the leaders and shakers in town who makes things happen.

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