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Old Town Delights Cares for Seniors

Owner Kelly Garofalo of  Old Town Delights became involved with Weatherly Inn in Tacoma reaching out to them to help provide treats for an event.  From the moment Kelly walked in the front door of Weatherly, “it just felt like home the staff and seniors were so welcoming and friendly”, commented owner Kelly Garofalo   When […]

Local organization shift gears to care for urgent and COVID-19 possible 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 […]

TAM Provides Connection to Art Online

While we are all spending more time at home, Tacoma Art Museum is continuing to provide mission-focused content via the Museum’s website and digital channels during the Museum’s closure. Utilizing TAM’s permanent collection on eMuseum people can view and interact with the collection from their home computers. “TAM’s eMuseum is a great way to get […]

Community helping Restaurants

The COVID pandemic is brutalizing every industry. Every industry has their experts, and I trust them to tell their stories. For the last 13 years, we have told the stories of the people in the food and libations industry and we have come to love and adore the local owners.  As you can imagine we […]

Tim Timmer at O Bee Credit Union

O Bee Credit Union is now home to Tim Timmer as the V.P. of Business Lending, a new department which is already being recognized for its contributions. Along with his dedicated team, Thierry Steuby and Leah Hontz, Tim has brought a new level of service and customer relations to O Bee. Tim endured a challenging […]

Pacific Raceways: Celebrating 60 Years

This year marks 60 years of Pacific Raceways, the iconic motorsports facility in Kent where attendees experience some of the most exciting races in drag and road course, as well as enthusiast club events. Known for its renowned 10-turn, 2.25-mile course, the track was opened in 1960 by Dan Fiorito Sr. and is now operated […]

America’s Car Museum Drives into the Future

Cars are for everyone. That’s how Jennifer Maher sees it. She’s the new CEO of LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. “We are working to reimagine what the museum’s experience is all about,” Maher explained. “We are shifting from a visual experience to a hands-on, immersive one that brings visitors coming back repeatedly for […]

Farmers Markets for the Community

If there is any question about the popularity of Farmers Markets, then the expansion of dates and locations over the past several years throughout the south Puget Sound should completely put that question to bed. More Farmers Markets are popping up, including the City of Lakewood adding a second market location every other Friday night […]

May: Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, now officially proclaimed Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, takes place in May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Here in the South Sound area, the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), located in Tacoma, will be celebrating the […]

St. Peter Foundation Christmas in the Forest

The history and magical traditions continued at this year’s 32nd annual Providence St. Peter Foundation Christmas in the Forest. Gala guests gathered at the Hotel RL Olympia for a fantastic evening of dining and bidding to support the mission of Providence in Southwest Washington to serve the poor and most vulnerable. The swanky event raised […]

Washington College Savings Plans

Washington College Savings Plans, or WA529, is a collection of 529 college savings plans offered by the State of Washington. WA529 is composed of the Guaranteed Education Tuition, or GET Program, which entails paying tuition in advance at a set price. Value is guaranteed to keep pace with in-state college tuition. WA529 Benefits – College […]

The Nature of Community Banking

The term ‘community bank’ is widely-known in the financial world, but what exactly does it mean and how do these institutions differ from other banks? All ecosystems rely on the interdependence of different species. Every living thing provides unique and valuable abilities that build a balanced environment. In many ways, our local economies are the […]

Saint Martin University Gala

Over 600 guests attended the Saint Martin University Gala to see Chef Carla Hall, former co-host of ABC’s Emmy-award-winning show “The Chew” and competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars”, and emcee RC Smith. The evening’s menu included soul-food inspired dishes selected by Carla Hall with bold flavors and colors intended 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 […]

Audubon/RYAN! at Tacoma Art Museum

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Tacoma Art Museum is presenting an exhibition exploring the themes of animals, environmentalism, and conservation, as depicted through the works of renowned naturalist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) and Tacoma-based contemporary mixed media artist RYAN! Feddersen, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the […]

Puget Sound Women’s Show

Puget Sound Women’s Show Goes Red Saturday, February 8th, 11am-4pm Tacoma Mall’s Macy’s Court Tacoma Mall and ShowCase Magazine and the American Heart Association co-host the Puget Sound Women’s Show. This heart felt event focuses on having fun and loving yourself! Imagine the bliss evoked while having a free chair massage and hand aroma therapy…ohhhh […]

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 […]

Community Spotlight: 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 […]

The Choir of Man Comes to Tacoma

Tacoma Arts Live will present The Choir of Man on Thursday, January 30 at the Pantages Theater, as part of their 2020 North American tour. This worldwide smash and runaway hit of numerous musical festivals is getting stateside audiences on their feet again!  Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of […]

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. […]

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