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An Evening with Taj Mahal Quartet

One of the most prominent and influential musicians of blues and roots music brings heart and soul to the stage. Taj Mahal Quartet will perform at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. A self-taught singer and songwriter, Taj Mahal plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica, […]

Oly Fed CEO is ‘Here for You, Here for Good’

“I believe every team member plays a critical role and everybody contributes to our success,” says Lori Drummond, president and CEO of Olympia Federal Savings, or Oly Fed for short. She should know. She has the unique perspective of starting as a receptionist and working her way through several positions during her 35 years with […]

A Rich Array of Cultural Selections This Fall

Musical legends. Shakespeare in the theater. Christmas with Sherlock Holmes. These are just some of the live music and theater offerings that abound in the South Sound this fall. A lineup of musical legends and tribute performances will get you out of your seats and dancing in the aisles. October begins with the awe-inspiring production […]

Pierce College Earns Spot on National Honor Roll

Cue the Pomp and Circumstance! At a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C., Pierce College Fort Steilacoom was awarded top honors—the 2019 Aspen Rising Star Award for Community College Excellence. The Rising Star designation is accompanied by a $100,000 cash award. The national award is in recognition of leadership in several distinct, significant categories: dramatically improving […]

Corks & Crush

Good Samaritan Foundation hosted its swanky Corks & Crush fundraising gala at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. More than 440 community members attended the annual VIP event and enjoyed a gourmet dinner catered by X Group Catering and took part in wine tasting from 18 wineries. The event raised a record-breaking $1,030,000 to support […]

Back On the Road to Success With ACU

It is pretty common knowledge that every job application has a list of qualifications and requirements that an applicant is expected to meet. Some are particular to the job, but there are always the basics–years of related experience, education, and dependable transportation. Without a way to get to and from work, it can be almost […]

Best of 2019

Join the party as ShowCase Magazine celebrates the BEST that Puget Sound has to offer at the 2019 Best of ShowCase Magazine Party, August 16th, 6pm-8:30pm at the Museum of Glass. We congratulate organization’s in categories from services, cuisine, health, shopping to destinations and more. The excitement began in March of 2019 when readers submit […]

K9 Security Program at MultiCare

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital has launched a new K9 security program to provide an added level of safety for patients, visitors and staff.  “Emotions can run high in hospital settings,” said Sharon Oxendale, President/COO of MultiCare Tacoma General/Allenmore Hospitals. “Having a K9 presence is sometimes all you need to diffuse emotional situations that sometimes occur […]

Wesley Opens Bradley Park location

Wesley is observing its 75th year with the grand opening of its third senior-living community, Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup. The public is invited to enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways and prize drawings at the celebration on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m.  “We are excited about the opportunities to develop relationships throughout the area,” […]

OBEE Opens at Fern Hill and Provides Freebies

O Bee Credit Union is introducing its second unique, pub-style branch to Pierce County with a week of free giveaways. O Bee’s Grand Opening party takes place on Saturday, July 20th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the new branch, located at 8002 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408. The party will feature free Fisher […]

Schooner at The Hands On Children’s Museum

The Hands On Children’s Museum will open the new “Megan D” schooner exhibit this summer after the vessel’s renovation is completed on-site at the museum. In June, the Museum closed the southbound lane of Marine Drive to transport the 56’ vintage wooden vessel from its renovation site at the Port of Olympia Swantown Boatworks to […]

Dune Penninsula Opens to the Public

The transformation from a Superfund wasteland that influenced a seminal sci-fi novel into a world-class waterfront park is nearly complete. After three years of construction, Metro Parks Tacoma opened the Wilson Way bridge and Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park on July 6, 2019. The 40-acre project, which includes other amenities such as a series […]

Oly Third Thursday includes a Block Party

Downtown Olympia’s Third Thursdays are a community celebration of Olympia’s unique culture, art, food, music and shopping. The summer Third Thursdays — May through September — will also include block parties featuring live music and beverages from Northwest Beerwerks Beer Truck. The June 20 block party, located in the US Bank parking lot on the […]

Summer Camps & Kid-Friendly Activities

DAY & OVERNIGHT CAMPS Summer camp offers children an experience all their own without Mom or Dad supervising their every move or decision. Yes, camp counselors are keeping a close watch. But kids away from home become more resilient and learn how to do more things on their own. Summer camp helps kids have enriching […]

“Night Out” – Kristina Kuzmic

Everyone needs an evening of laughter and inspiration once in a while, especially parents. On Friday, July 26, the comedian Kristina Kuzmic will share her experiences as a mother and overall cheerleader for her family. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Kuzmic has gained millions of followers on […]

McMenamins Elks Temple to Start Making Magic in Tacoma

Tacoma had been holding its collective breath in anticipation. The long-awaited McMenamins Elks Temple finally opened for business in April. It is the only McMenamins hotel property in the South Sound. Yes, it’s a 45-guest-room hotel, but so much more is at the heart of the enchanting experience you’re sure to have. The 700-personcapacity Spanish […]

Summer “Wow” At Lakewood’s SummerFEST

Glowing hot air balloons. 30 food trucks. Beer garden. Live music. Classic cars. International Festival. Aerial motocross. Circus acts. Local vendors. Art. Pony rides. Triathalon. Pop-up skate park. Seahawks Beast Bus. There really is something to “wow” the whole family at Lakewood’s SummerFEST. For 22 years, SummerFEST has entertained and engaged community in Lakewood. On […]

Community Center Brings Tacoma’s Eastside Together

A new addition to Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood has been stirring up a lot of excitement. On Oct. 20, Metro Parks Tacoma welcomed the community to the newly constructed Eastside Community Center. Within the first month, more than 2,200 people became pass holders to access the 55,000-square-foot facility. The center includes a multiuse gymnasium, sound recording […]

A Day of Pampering at Point Ruston

Situated on the picturesque Commencement Bay waterfront, Point Ruston is the perfect place for a day of pampering for your mom, your girlfriends or just yourself. Whether you have a special day to celebrate or just need a day to kick back and relax, you’ll find everything you could need nestled together in this growing […]

Savings Made Simple: WA College Savings

In today’s world, where the price of a bachelor’s degree can rival that of a single-family home, having a 529 college savings plan can offer young parents peace of mind. It’s easy to enroll, either on your own or through a financial adviser, and once you’re signed up you can set up automatic contributions to […]

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