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O Bee Credit Union: People Helping People

Much has changed in the past few months, but one thing that will never change is O Bee’s commitment to the South Sound community. As a not-for-profit credit union, O Bee is guided by the principle of “people helping people.” After careful consultations with medical experts, O Bee has decided to reopen all of their […]

Telehealth Options with Sound Family Medicine

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sound Family Medicine has created a variety of visit options for their patients. Everyone has different health statuses and comfort levels, and Sound Family Medicine wants to ensure each person has safe access to everyday care that they need. If you need to visit, Sound Family providers are ready […]

Washington Center Awards 2020 Scholarship

Each year the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia Washington awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Thurston County, who plans to study and pursue a career in the arts. The scholarship was endowed by former Washington Center Board President Sally Anacker, who believes the arts exist to enrich our […]

Connecting with French Celebrity Chef

Cooking legend Jacques Pépin has impressed culinary enthusiasts for years with his wisdom and years of experience as a celebrity chef. Born in 1935 in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, near Lyon, Pépin always found the kitchen to be a place of both comfort and excitement. He helped in his parent’s restaurant, Le Pélican, and subsequently worked in […]

Private Education planning guide

Tacoma Annie Wright School827 N Tacoma Ave253.272.2216Aw.org Bellarmine Preparatory School2300 S Washington St253.752.7701bellarmineprep.org Charles Wright Academy7723 Chambers Creek Rd W253.620.8300charleswright.org Life Christian School1717 S Union Ave253.756.5317wherelifehappens.org Puyallup All Saints Catholic School504 2nd Street SW253.845.5025allsaintspuyallup.org Cascade Christian Schools811 21st St E253.841.1776Cascadechristian.org Northwest Christian Academy904 Shaw Rd253.845.5722Nwchristianschool.org Gig Harbor Gig Harbor Academy6830 32nd St. NW253.265.2150Gigharboracademy.org Harbor Montessori […]

Summer Camps and Activities 2020

Cultivate your child’s inner chef, scientist, athlete and explorer. There is no better time than summer in the Pacific Northwest to introduce them to new activities, inspire independence, encourage team work and instill confidence. Luckily, there is no shortage of summer camps and other kid-friendly activities in our area that will help your young ones […]

Women on the Waterway

Thea Foss had a mind of her own, and the pioneer Norwegian immigrant became the model for dozens of women who work on the Tacoma waterway that bears her name. Thea, born in 1857, arrived first in Minnesota, where she and Andrew married. By 1889 both had moved to Tacoma, where Andrew worked as a […]

The Lurana: Olympia’s New Development

Water views have a calming effect on the human psyche. Living in the Puget Sound affords us many opportunities to live with views of the water and now there will be one more in the heart of Olympia. Located on .6 acres at Percival Landing, one of Olympia’s three waterfront parks, the Lurana will be […]

Saint Martin’s University Celebrates 125 Years

Saint Martin’s University started 125 years ago when a group of Catholic Benedictine monks from Saint John’s Abbey in Minnesota came West to found a school. In 1895, the first student traveled 25 miles by canoe, Angus McDonald, from Shelton. Saint Martin’s was started as an all-boys high school and then transitioned to a college […]

Bates Celebrates 80 Years of Changing Lives

Eighty years ago, technical education in Tacoma began in the basement of Hawthorne Elementary School. Today, Bates Technical College serves some 3,000 students on three campuses and it’s still growing. “Our premier staff and faculty, coupled with our diverse and motivated student body, will allow us to enter into this anniversary year and beyond with […]

PPE Market at South HillMall

Everyone seems to be saying it – “Stay safe!”   Right now, many people are shopping for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) so that they may shop and go to work while staying safe from the COVID-19 virus.  The management of South Hill Mall has reopened for business, and they are developing a program to help […]

Olympia Farmers Market now open

This weekend the beloved Olympia Farmers Market will begin offering a modified “High Season” schedule and will be open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Although the Olympia Farmers Market has currently been open on Saturday and Sunday, today marks the Market’s transition into Phase II of Washington State’s COVID-19. response and […]

Lakewood Farmers Market: Opening Soon!

Missing the fresh produce, flowers, and homemade gifts that our local farmers markets have to offer? We’re excited to welcome the opening of the Lakewood Farmers Market this year at Fort Steilacoom Park, in the parking lot adjacent to the baseball fields. The market will open on Friday, June 19, and will run through September […]

Mental Health During Social Isolation

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been incredibly stressful for many people, resulting in feelings of increased anxiety and depression for some. Unfortunately, for those with pre-existing mental health conditions, the stress of COVID-19 can be too much to handle, leading to feelings of hopelessness and doubt.  Pacific Medical Centers recently launched a campaign focused on […]

Garden of Delights Gala– Live!

Due to the extension of Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home” mandate, Tacoma Arts Live’s annual gala is taking a new shape as it pivots from the traditionally formal, in-person occasion to a creative, digitally produced live experience. Tacoma Arts Live’s 2020 Gala: Garden of Delights is a fundraiser to support education through the arts programs. It […]

CHAIRity Silent Auction

To support our neighbors, JayRay has launched the JayRay CHAIRity Silent Auction on May 26. Proceeds will benefit the PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED:COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which grants dollars to organizations serving Pierce County’s most vulnerable populations.  Chairs painted by six tacoma artists will be available to the highest bidders. An everyday dining chair has suddenly […]

Tacoma Dome: Million Pounds of Potatoes giveaway tomorrow

With the closure of restaurants there is an abundance of potatoes and the Washington Potato Growers Association is shifting to help those in need by hosting “On the Road to a Million Pounds of Potatoes” with plans to host their largest potato giveaway to date this Thursday, May 14 at 11am. Approximately 200,000 pounds of […]

Coloring for Cash and Community

O Bee plans to  donate $6,000 to local food banks as part of their Washington State Color-for-Cash contest. In the past weeks, food banks around Washington have seen an extraordinary increase in the demand for food and are in need of cash donations and volunteers. O Bee plans to draw awareness to this need with […]

Cultural Connections: Remote Learning

You can’t visit a museum right now, but Tacoma’s Museum District’s cultural organizations are undaunted by closed doors. They’ve pivoted to offer a bevy of opportunities for cultural enjoyment, education and even community connection during the stay home-stay healthy protocol. If you’re eager to supplement social studies for kids learning at home, learn about art […]

Providing Care for Possible COVID-19 Patients

TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest are serving as a triage center for imaging during this major national crisis. TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest are shifting gears to care for patients under evaluation for possible COVID-19. Starting immediately sites will only be seeing symptomatic patients (experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms such as […]

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