Life

Dr. Mimi Pattison is medical director of Hospice and  Palliative Care at Franciscan Health Systems.

Death and Dying: How to make it through the grief

We all know death is inevitable. But facing our own mortality or the death of a loved one brings up emotions that can be difficult to deal with. Grief is the healing process that allows us to adjust to the change or loss in our lives.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Dr. Mimi Pattison is medical director of Hospice and  Palliative Care at Franciscan Health Systems.
Dr. Mimi Pattison is medical director of Hospice and  Palliative Care at Franciscan Health Systems.

Death and Dying: How to make it through the grief

We all know death is inevitable. But facing our own mortality or the death of a loved one brings up emotions that can be difficult to deal with. Grief is the healing process that allows us to adjust to the change or loss in our lives.

Dr. Mimi Pattison is medical director of Hospice and  Palliative Care at Franciscan Health Systems.
Ron Hampton performs for an appreciative audience  March 3 at Stafford Suites Full-Service Senior Apartments in Sumner.

Musician reaches out to seniors through writing

Ron Hampton has gone by a lot of nicknames over the years: from “Blackie” in his childhood to “Country” during his Vietnam-era military service and “Rental Ron” – a name attributed to his former occupation.

Ron Hampton performs for an appreciative audience  March 3 at Stafford Suites Full-Service Senior Apartments in Sumner.

We can reach out and help the hungry

Christmas, six years ago, I wrote an article asking people to donate to both the Buckley and Enumclaw food banks. Since then, Bonney Lake has developed an active food bank of its own.

Frank Blasquez and Sybil Jennings (left) dance March 14 at the Bonney Lake Senior Center. About 50 people
Frank Blasquez and Sybil Jennings (left) dance March 14 at the Bonney Lake Senior Center. About 50 people

Savage’s work on display at city hall gallery

Artist Jeff Savage will present his blown glass artwork at Enumclaw’s City Hall Gallery through May 5.

Gallery featuring area photographer

Auburn photographer Jan Wieser is featured in the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2009 March exhibit with “The Open Lens.” The show runs through April 1 at Enumclaw City Hall.

When No One Is Left

The word came over the loud speaker

Ellen Lamb became a foster parent a year ago.

Helping families while learning life lessons

As a local parent, I am impressed with the wonderful, safe, family-oriented environment our communities have to offer. Our schools are among the best in Washington, due in large part to the tremendous amount of parent involvement and volunteer time given by the families, and we have every type of activity imaginable for kids to participate in. That being said, I often wonder if my children have been exposed to enough life experiences to help them be successful in the long run.

  • Mar 2, 2009
Ellen Lamb became a foster parent a year ago.
Treating diabetes as a matter of fact will help children living with the disease lead a normal lifestyle.

Know signs of juvenile diabetes and how to show kids support

March 24 is American Diabetes Alert Day. It is a one-day “wake-up” call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes. Since 1997 the United States has seen a 60 percent increase in diabetes cases. Dr. Barbara Marshall, a pediatric endocrinologist with Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center, wants to encourage parents to take an active role in monitoring their child’s risk factors and possible symptoms of diabetes. Below are some frequently asked questions and things everyone can do to help a child cope.

  • Mar 2, 2009
Treating diabetes as a matter of fact will help children living with the disease lead a normal lifestyle.
Melissa Deckman
Melissa Deckman

Youth can often be mysteriously influenced by art

Some of us growing up in the early 1950s in Enumclaw didn’t have what I would consider “cultured” introductions to the arts.

  • Feb 24, 2009
Lacy Smith critiques her own work before moving on to examine the work of her fellow students during a recent Enumclaw High art class.

District-wide art show kicks off March 19

This year’s districtwide art show, planned for March 19 at Enumclaw High School, is expected to be bigger than the last.

Lacy Smith critiques her own work before moving on to examine the work of her fellow students during a recent Enumclaw High art class.

Gospel choir brings its sound to Wabash

Seattle Pacific University alumna Valerie McKay is hosting the Seattle Pacific University gospel choir at 5 p.m. March 8 at Wabash Presbyterian Church.

Gateway Band a real treasure

The Gateway Concert Band will be performing at 2 p.m. March 22 at the White River High School auditorium and 7 p.m. March 23 at the Enumclaw High School auditorium.

  • Feb 24, 2009
Lacy Smith critiques her own work before moving on to examine the work of her fellow students during a recent Enumclaw High art class.

District-wide art show kicks off March 19

This year’s districtwide art show, planned for March 19 at Enumclaw High School, is expected to be bigger than the last.

Lacy Smith critiques her own work before moving on to examine the work of her fellow students during a recent Enumclaw High art class.

Gospel choir brings its sound to Wabash

Seattle Pacific University alumna Valerie McKay is hosting the Seattle Pacific University gospel choir at 5 p.m. March 8 at Wabash Presbyterian Church.

Gateway Band a real treasure

The Gateway Concert Band will be performing at 2 p.m. March 22 at the White River High School auditorium and 7 p.m. March 23 at the Enumclaw High School auditorium.

Youth can often be mysteriously influenced by art

Some of us growing up in the early 1950s in Enumclaw didn’t have what I would consider “cultured” introductions to the arts.

‘A is for Amazing Moments’ offers A to Z reading fun | Terri Schlichenmeyer

“A is for Amazing Moments” by Brad Herzog, illustrated by Melanie Rose, c.2008, Sleeping Bear Press, $17.95, 40 pages.