Author Archive | Oksu Ellis

Support Local Businesses

After the recent presidential election, people eagerly hoped to see the nation’s economy recover quickly. People are reluctant to invest money in the stock market, and are wary of big government and corporations. My hometown, Federal Way, is actively promoting the idea of shopping locally. The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce hopes to stabilize and strengthen […]

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Holiday Lights at Viewpoint at Redondo

Holiday lights are an inviting attraction. As winter days get shorter we can enjoy such lights for a longer time. Nobody complains that there are too many lights in our neighborhood. Rather we pout that there aren’t more lights to decorate. While driving along Redondo Beach in the day time offers spectacular scenery, in the […]

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Marine Science for All Ages at Redondo Beach

I often enjoy driving Redondo Beach. It is intriguing to see a group of scuba divers, and wonder what they are doing. Answers came when our family visited the new Marine Science and Technology Center, located on Redondo Beach. This recently built facility is the marine laboratory for Highline Community College. It holds the third […]

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Hylebos – Nature in the City

Our family settled in Federal Way in the Spring of 2002. The city’s location brought great advantage for us to explore Seattle and the South King County area. As a mother of three children, I often look for attractions in the area. Luckily, I found this great park right in our neighborhood. West Hylebos Wetlands Park […]

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The HomeScholar

A growing number of parents want to home school. They worry about the environment and values that government schools offer. While the shear quantity of effort is daunting in the lower grades, by high school many parents wonder if they know enough to prepare their children for college. Homeschooling high school is a joy and […]

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Treat Yourself or Someone Else to Tillicum Village!

Tillicum Village is the perfect place for a daycation in Seattle, Washington. If you ever wondered where to take your family or friends for entertainment, and let them experience the life of Northwest Native Americans, Tillicum Village’s four-hour adventure tour is the answer. This journey begins with an eight-mile cruise to Blake Island. Fine weather […]

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Jason Lollar: Boutique-Style Pickups & Guitars

When seeking a handcrafted guitar or pickup, knowing the artisan behind the work is crucial. Jason Lollar graduated from Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Arizona in 1975, and has enjoyed life as a professional luthier, ever since. Besides designing and producing extraordinary archtop, solid-body electric and lap steel guitars, Jason is a noted authority […]

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Choices Affordable Health & ID Protection Programs

Choices provides an affordable, effective voluntary benefit program to help individuals, families, the self-employed, organizations and other groups nationwide. Save your money through health care savings cards, identity theft protection and drug prescription discount programs. Coverage includes pharmacy, dental, vision, 24-hour nurse line, alternative medicine, senior advocacy line, chiropractic, hearing, diabetic supplies, physical therapy, health […]

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Wiggins Custom Woodworks

Wiggins Custom Woodworks manufactures such high quality, handcrafted cabinetry that this Seattle-Tacoma based company received the prestigious 2008 Best of Tacoma Award in the household kitchen cabinets and equipment. Wiggins is one of the primary contractors for home remodels and, a choice subcontractor for new homes. They specialize in custom-made mantels to compliment each unique […]

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