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TwinStar Celebrates 80 Years

It all started during the Great Depression, in 1934 when an Olympia High School math teacher wanted to find a way to help his fellow teachers put down roots and be part of the community. On a teacher’s salary it was difficult to obtain a loan to buy a house or a car unless you […]

Heroes of Bavaria – 75 Years of BMW Motorsports

On May 12th, America’s Car Museum (ACM) is bringing the “Heroes of Bavaria– 75 Years of BMW Motorsports” collection from the BMW Car Club of America Foundation to its location in Tacoma as a crowdfunding campaign. The seventeen iconic race cars in the display will celebrate and detail BMW’s storied motorsports legacy. There will be […]

Batter Up! Baseball Season Is In Full Swing

A sure sign that spring has arrived is the start of baseball season. Taking in a game is a memorable family-friendly outing that can be fun for all ages. If you’re looking for an easy option to find top caliber athletic play in a stadium that gives fans up-close viewing and helps you stick to […]

Powering the Future’ Learning Lab at ACM

America’s Car Museum (ACM), Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will open a new learning lab – “Powering the Future” – to educate visitors to the Tacoma-based Museum on the many energy sources for the cars of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The innovative space will also explore the impact that science, […]

Meet Clarus Eye Centre’s Executive Director

When you meet Marta De La Torre, the new executive director at Clarus Eye Centre, you will be impressed by how genuine, courteous, collected and engaging she is. She says with a smile that she has been interested in health care “since she was almost 2”! The New England native has traveled around the world […]

Broadway Center presents Cabaret

Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET comes to the Pantages Theater on April 10. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the […]

Toytopia: Play Your Way Down Memory Lane

Rekindle the wonder and delight of your favorite childhood moments at Toytopia at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. The new exhibition is on view until June 10. What was your favorite childhood toy? A jump rope, a board game or Space Invaders? An Easy Bake Oven or a Slinky? You’ll find your favorites […]

New Aquarium Showcases Local Artists

Starting this summer, visitors to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium will be treated not only to a new state-of-the-art marine experience when the new Pacific Seas Aquarium opens, but also to breathtaking art installations featuring two Pacific Northwest artists. The $51.6 million project, led by Metro Parks Tacoma, is funded by the One Percent for […]

USO Northwest Welcomes New Center

Northwest military members and their families have another great option to access services and programs: the new USO Camp Lewis Center. The center opened in November on Joint Base LewisMcChord in a space donated by and shared with America’s Credit Union. Ken Leonard, CEO of ACU, donated the 1,911-square-foot space and also presented the USO-NW […]

South Sound Success Story: Mud Bay Pet Stores

Pet lovers across Pierce and Thurston counties are familiar with the locally owned Mud Bay Pet Stores for their all-natural food, toys, and health products for our furry friends. But are you familiar with how it all got started? Back in 1988, Elsa Wulff bought a tiny, struggling farm store known as Kellerman’s Corner in […]

Providence Ladies Night Out

Providence St. Peter’s 30th annual Christmas Forest raised $672,000 to benefit the Providence mission of providing compassionate and excellent health care. In celebration of the sixday-long event, guests attended Ladies Night Out, which featured a night of shopping with local vendors and merchants, and entertainment by the talented local singer Chris Anderson. The event is […]

The Experience at SPSCC

425 guests enjoyed a social hour with tastings from Sandstone Distillery and Heritage Distillery. The evening’s program highlighted SPSCC’s Health & Wellness Center, Culinary Arts, and the Art Gallery exhibition. A delicious dinner was the collaborative effort between the executive chefs at Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel and the SPSCC culinary program, providing an amazing […]

St. Martin’s University Gala International: China

560 guests attended the St. Martin’s Gala featuring James Beard award-winning chef Ming Tsai, host of “Simply Ming” on PBS. Throughout the evening, Tsai offered culinary demonstrations of the five-course gourmet dinner at the stage kitchen. The evening’s program included a live auction and the much-anticipated Feed-a-Mind paddle raise aimed at generating scholarship funds for […]

Tumwater’s Brewing Legacy Moves Forward

To understand the rapidly changing nature of the craft brewing and distilling industry, consider these statistics: First, a new craft brewery opens in Washington State every week. Second, Washington ranks third in the nation for the number of craft distillers. Finally, Washington State is the number one craft cider producer in the country. In fact, […]

Lowriders at America’s Car Museum

  America’s Car Museum (ACM) is cycling 11 lowriders, a couple of lowrider-themed bicycles and various artwork into its Route 66 display to celebrate America’s lowrider pastime. As one of ACM’s rotating exhibits, Route 66 regularly undergoes change-outs and modifications to tell a variety of stories that define different aspects of America’s motoring heritage – […]

Suquamish Tribe Welcomes New CEO

The Suquamish Tribe is pleased to announce the selection of Samuel Askew as the new Chief Executive Officer of Port Madison Enterprises (PME). “After an extensive search, we chose Samuel Askew for his experience and vision. We look forward to future growth and success with Samuel at the helm of our daily operations,” said Port […]

Whole Trade Roses for Valentine’s Day

  Give Back with Whole Trade Roses for Valentine’s Day As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, roses make their big appearance. Did you know you could give roses to a loved one and give back to farmworkers? At Whole Foods Market, this is what happens when shoppers choose Whole Trade® flowers as Whole Trade® growers work with Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade […]

A Modern Storyteller- Brian Reed

Brian Reed at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Podcasting was birthed in the 1980s but didn’t gain traction until 2004. Since then, thousands of podcasts have premiered and gained international attention. From the producers of Serial and This American Life, the podcast S-Town premiered on March 28, 2017, quickly taking over thousands of […]

22nd Annual Model Train Festival

Welcome to a journey through the miniature world of model trains! The Washington State Historical Society’s 22nd Annual Model Train Festival chugs into town December 22, 2017 and is open through January 1, 2018. The festival takes place at the History Museum in Tacoma. The state’s largest permanent model train layout is always featured at […]

Get your glow on

With Jack Frost nipping at your nose now is a perfect time to bundle up and head outside to enjoy the frosty weather with family and friends for a special holiday escapade featuring traditional and new Tacoma attractions. First, lace up your skates and glide across the ice at the new Frozen Fountain Ice Skating […]