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Community Spotlight: South Sound Success Story

Heidi Duncan of Duncan Insurance, Olympia It could be that some superheroes come into being from a toxic spider bite, but other superheroes are just born into their roles as descendants of “do-gooders” before them. That’s the case with Heidi Duncan of Duncan and Associates Insurance Brokers, based in Olympia. From the time she was […]

Flip Fabrique in Federal Way

Flip Fabrique is bringing us on a crazy, acrobatic, and poetic journey through a winter snowstorm with their new show “Blizzard.” Met with extraordinary reviews in its original home of Québec, Canada, Flip Fabrique is kicking off their U.S. Tour at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way on January 24. […]

Ballet Northwest Celebrates 50 Years of Dance

Ballet Northwest is celebrating an impressive milestone — 50 years of bringing ballet and the art of dance to Olympia and the greater Thurston County region. In celebration, Ballet Northwest presents the 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes professional dancers from the […]

BMW Northwest Prize Goes to Soccer Club

Washington Premier Football Club, along with it’s sponsor, BMW Northwest, handed over the keys of a brand-new BMW 330i to the Echternkamp family. WFPC player, Isabella Echternkamp (pictured center), along with her teammates from the G08 Black team, are pictured above with BMW Northwest owner Manfred Scharmach. Washington Premier Football Club is a non-profit organization, […]

Soul and Gospel Legend Mavis Staples

Ready to be inspired this winter season? Mavis Staples brings her powerful and inspiring vocals to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Jan 11, 2020 at 7:30pm at Olympia’s own Washington Center Main Stage. Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” soul/gospel legend, Mavis Staples continues to […]

Celebrate, Learn and Connect at Alma Mater

The green velvet furniture is heavenly. (With brass handles!) Every angle is photo worthy. Marble meets wood meets mid-century meets when-can-I-move-in. Delectable cocktails are crafted with experienced hands. (Try the House Old Fashioned or warm up with Gold Dust Woman’s brown butter washed bourbon, Belgian Candi syrup and cherry bark vanilla bitters.) Luscious banana-leaf wrapped […]

Oly on Ice

Celebrate the holidays by gliding into Thurston County this winter. Oly on Ice is open through January 20 in downtown Olympia at Isthmus Park. The entire family can come out to enjoy ice skating at Olympia’s seasonal ice rink. Skaters of all ages will enjoy the warm glow of activity during the busy rush of […]

Heroes for Housing in Thurston County

A person with a cardboard sign at intersections in most of our cities has become a common sight. More individuals are facing homelessness each day, which is an issue in not just Washington state but across the country. As the cost of living continues to increase in King and Pierce counties, the effects trickle down […]

Give Back With A Step Ahead

It is known that the first few years of a child’s life are crucial to their development. That means the right early learning environment is important. A non-profit organization, A Step Ahead in Pierce County (ASAPC), provides such an environment by offering early intervention through home services and programs designed to assist children, ages infant […]

VIP Zoo Society Experience & Long Table Dinner

Over 150 community members gathered in support of the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Attendees enjoyed the tunes of Flor de Luna, a Latin Rock & Santana tribute band, and animal appearances. The evening featured a five-course dinner made by local restaurants including Cooks Tavern, Lancer Catering and Table 47 and featured Washington wines. Total […]

Summer Splash! Gala

Summer Splash! Gala guests mixed and mingled on a perfect night outside of the Hands-On Children’s Museum on East Bay Plaza. While bidding on unique silent auction packages streamside, 500 guests enjoyed gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and live jazz. Delicious dinner selections were served family-style in the Outdoor Discovery Area presented by Anthony’s Homeport, Hearthfire, […]

Lumaze: Lost in Lights Comes to Seattle

Lumaze: Lost in Lights— the all-indoor Christmas festival and market— is making its debut this holiday season at Pier 91 on Seattle’s new Waterfront. From November 28, 2019, to January 5, 2020, this sparkling new event will allow people to laugh, stroll and play under the twinkle of a million lights. Attendees can escape the […]

Brown & Haley Gives to the Bees

Fifteen hundred gallons of premier sugar water will find their way from the Brown & Haley property to local beekeepers this November. With the help of City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services, Brown & Haley was able to create and donate the sugar water, produced when contractors cleaned the 40’ tall sugar-storing silos, used to make […]

Tacoma City Ballet’s Dracula

Tacoma City Ballet’s Dracula ~ The Romantic Ballet tells the legendary romantic tale of Vlad the Impaler, notably recognized as the infamous Transylvanian Count Dracula. An original Tacoma City ballet production, Dracula ~ The Romantic Ballet is filled with brilliant dancing, a lush haunting musical score with live orchestral music conducted by Maestro Bernard Kwiram, […]

Rhapsody in Blue: Symphony Tacoma 2019 Gala

Two hundred and fifty attendees were decked out in 1920s attire for this event featuring Centralia native Charlie Albright. The gala event raised $185,000 to benefit Symphony Tacoma’s education and concert programs.

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, […]

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 […]

Tacoma Arts Live Gala

Tacoma Arts Live Gala took place at the Tacoma Armory with a steampunk and age of invention theme. Guests experienced the event in three acts: Act I: Cocktails, Raffle, and Silent Auction; Act II: The Great Race; and Act III: Live Auction and Fund-a-Need with dinner. Live entertainment was provided by EnJoy Productions. The event […]

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