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community events | northwest corks & crush The Sixth annual Northwest Corks & Crush was a spectacular evening for over four hundred community members. Guests sipped wine varietals from 16 Northwest wineries and took in magnificent auction lots. Brothers Mike and Chris Egan, born and raised in Puyallup, did a fabulous job as Masters of Ceremony, raising over $345,000 to support the Mobile Integrated Health Care Program (MIHC). MultiCare’s MIHC van delivers services directly to clinic locations where mental health services are provided and allows for primary care to be provided for the most vulnerable members of our community— many of whom haven’t seen a clinician in years.

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artist spotlight | dala Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine have been swapping music, inside jokes, juicy secrets and cool clothes since high school. That’s just what best friends do. And in 2002, things got even more harmonious between them. The Toronto-based friends were both musicians and decided to compose and sing their initial song together. It turned out well. Really well. In fact, they formed a musical duo and named themselves Dala—combining the last two letters of their first names—to celebrate the new band, the new partnership and their new sound. Over the past decade, Dala has strummed and hummed themselves into a powerful presence on the Canadian folk music scene. The dynamite duo won a coveted Juno Award, received five Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, had their song “Horses” selected for NPR’s Top Ten Folk Songs of 2009, and starred in the successful PBS special “Girls From the North Country.” They just released their fifth album, “Best Day.” “It’s been so exciting,” Carabine said of the album release. “We have had a summer full of festivals and touring, going coast to coast in Canada. We have seen old fans and gained a lot of new ones. Our plans for the U.S. tour this fall will include going to California and Washington, and then visiting some of the western provinces like Alberta and British Columbia.” Social media is also a huge tool for reaching Dala devotees. “We can be in direct contact with our fan base through social media,” said Carabine. “It’s very empowering and encouraging. It feels like we never stop working because we love what we do. Our fans are our friends.” Join Dala as they perform a concert at Theatre on the Square in Tacoma on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $36 through Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. To preview the show and purchase tickets, visit TAMMY ROBACKER photo courtesy of broadway center for performing arts


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Puyallup Fair September 7 - 23, 10am Puyallup Fair and Events Center 9th Ave SW & Meridian St, Puyallup 253.841.5045 | Summer’s End at Lacey—Rod, Custom & Specialty Car Show and Swap Meet September 15, 9am - 3pm Huntamer Park 618 Woodland Sq Lp SE, Lacey 360.491.0857 | Harbor Hounds September 15, 10am - 3pm Gig Harbor Water Front 253.858.3145 | Sherlock’s Last Case September 14 - October 14 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr, Lakewood 253.588.0042 | Pacific Northwest Ballet—Cinderella September 21 - 30, times vary McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle 206.441.2424 |

Fall Free for All September 22 & 23, times vary Various Broadway Center Venues 253.591.5894 | Tour of Remodeled Homes September 29 & 30, 10am-5pm purchase tickets at Columbia Bank after Sep 6 Poetry Night 4.0 September 28, 6pm Bellevue Art Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue 425.519.0770 | Glass Pumpkin Patch September 29, 9am - 4pm Downtown Tacoma

Richard III October 4 - 27, times vary State Theater 202 4th Ave E, Olympia 360.786.0151 | Fall Art & Wine Walk October 6, 3 - 7pm Puyallup Downtown 253.840.2631 | Glenn Miller Orchestra October 12 - 7:30pm Auburn Performing Arts Center 700 E Main St, Auburn

October The Mystical Arts of Tibet October 7, 2pm The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 |

CenterFest: Manhattan Transfer September 22, 7:30pm The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | Warren Hill & Olivia Rox Concert September 22, 3 - 6pm Westfield Capital 625 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia 360.754.8098 |


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Paint the Mall Pink October 13, 11am - 4pm Macy’s Court, Tacoma Mall 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma 253.826.9001 |

arts & events calendar B Town Brewfest October 13, times vary Various Local Breweries 253.853.2728 | Tacoma Art Museum’s Gala Noveau October 20, 6:30pm Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 253.272.4258 | Dance Theatre Northwest’s Featured Holiday Artists at the Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival October 20, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm Tacoma Dome

Dala October 25, 7:30pm Theatre on the Square 915 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 |

POSSCA & Olympia Library Art Show & Sale November 10 & 11, 10am - 4pm Olympia Armory 515 Eastside St SE, Olympia 360.754.6225 | by olivia brown

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Ooh La La! October 28, 2:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 1.800.291.7593 |

Natalie MacMaster October 21, 7:30pm The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 |


Beautiful Tables Showcase October 25 - 28, 10am - 4pm Lakewold Gardens 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood 253.584.4106 | Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County—Born to Be Wild Auction October 26, 5:30pm Great Wolf Lodge 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound 360.956.0755 |

The Oldfield Heritage Fiddle & Pickin’ Festival November 10, 9am - 10pm Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center, Puyallup Fairgrounds 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup 253.445.9175 |

Tacoma Studio Tour November 3 & 4, 11am - 5pm Various Locations Around Tacoma 253.591.5191 | Twelfth Night November 9 - December 10 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr, Lakewood 253.588.0042 | Healthy Family and Child Show November 10, 11am - 4pm Macy’s Court, Westfield Capital Mall 625 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia 253.826.9001 |

Capriccio 2012 November 17, 6pm Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma 253.627.7789 | Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán November 11, 3pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | Comedy Night Mainstage November 15, 7:30pm The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | Handel’s Messiah November 18, 2pm St Luke’s Lutheran Church 515 S 312th St, Federal Way 253.529.9857 |

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south sound fall theater preview Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall at your favorite venues? Would you like to know what the people who choose the shows can’t wait to see themselves? So would we! That’s why, in addition to the usual question—“What’s onstage this fall?”—we asked South Sound theater staff, “What are you personally excited about this season?” And while they—and we!—encourage you to partake in all the exciting productions this year, we are letting you in on a few picks from our insiders, flies on the wall if you will.

The 2012-13 season at the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS in Olympia is packed with diversity of origin and style, featuring jazz ballet from Montreal, touring musicals from Broadway, lectures from National Geographic, imperial acrobats from China, and opera from the Met on the big screen. Interim Executive Director Kevin Boyer shared his own “staff picks” list, which includes preferences as wide-ranging as the personalities. Several staffers mentioned the touring shows for STOMP!, ROCK OF AGES

and BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL, while others chose LES BALLETS JAZZ and SPECTRUM DANCE THEATER. As for Boyer’s own picks? After some soul-searching to narrow down the choices, he proclaimed: “Our must-see fall show is THE MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET.” For a full week in October, the multiphonic singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery invite the public, free of charge, to watch them create a vibrant sand mandala, a graphic, symbolic pattern made of colored sand. After a performance of sacred music and dance, the group will celebrate their time in the community with a procession to Percival Landing to place the sands from the mandala in the sea as an offering of peace. Lacey Leffler, marketing director at the BROADWAY CENTER in Tacoma, shared her must-sees for the season: In October, DALA, the Canadian singer/ songwriter duo brings their award-winning pop tunes and “infectiously appealing” charm to the South Sound. Also in October, the touring company of the Pulitzer- and nine-time Tony-awardwinning A CHORUS LINE takes you backstage, through the grit and grind and needful optimism of Broadway auditions. Leffler also recommends VIDEO GAMES LIVE WITH TACOMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in November. Relive those catchy tunes from your favorite video games from childhood (or


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yesterday) with a fantastic light- and video-filled production. John Munn of LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE has a lot to be excited about this season. “It’s my first season as managing artistic director, 30 years from my first appearance as an actor here,” he said. He’s looking forward to two directors making their Lakewood debut in both of the fall main-stage shows and the remounting of an often-requested audience favorite. In Lakewood’s traditional fall mystery slot, SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE, by Charles Marowitz, brings some unexpected characters to the Holmesian world and packs a first-act twist to surprise even the well-seasoned Holmes fan. For Halloween, a special performance of the fifth annual HALLOWEEN RADIO SHOW comes to the stage, where live sound effects accompany the actors in a spooky radio play that harkens back to the Golden Age of Radio. Finally, with Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, you’ll enjoy the tale of mischief, friendship and love-in-disguise in a mummer-style period production with plenty of audience participation. At TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE, the main-stage shows are a study in contrasts. September opens with SYLVIA, a romantic comedy about a man, his wife, and “the other woman”—a stray dog, played by a lap-cuddling, face-licking, territory-protecting woman. In October, the mood darkens with NIGHT WATCH, a psychological thriller of the Hitchcock school, then buoys beauti-

fully for the holidays with MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. But ask Production Manager Brie Yost what she’s most looking forward to and she’ll tell you, “This season is really exciting because we are bringing back the second-stage series.” Beginning after the New Year, keep your eyes open for THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a compelling docudrama about the real-life tragedy of Matthew Shepard, and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED, in which three actors impossibly, hilariously stage 37 plays in two hours. As lovers of and advocates for theater and the arts, the staff, board members and volunteers at our South Sound theaters want the audience to feel a sense of community. Any fly on the wall

could attest that the audience—that’s you—is the entire reason for selecting the acts and events each season. Make your own “picks list,” and set a date to see something new and surprising. And if you ever feel overwhelmed by the choices? Ask your friends for their suggestion—a great night at the theater is all about a fresh perspective. EMILIE ROMMEL SHIMKUS For more information: Image left, the mystical arts of tibet, courtesy of washington center for the performing arts image right, a chorus line, by phil martin 17

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pizzeria la gitana 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia 360.753.2929 309 E Yelm Ave, Yelm 360.400.2929 For Pizzeria La Gitana, serving the perfect pizza has less to do with carryout coupons and more to do with passion. “Pizza is an art. Our crust, cheese, sauce, toppings and taste are all part of what makes us authentic Italian,” said pizzeria owner Carlos Morist. “We have something very good here.” Morist and co-owner Francesco Chiechi opened Pizzeria La Gitana in downtown Olympia last year. The restaurant has a comfortable, open feel with high ceilings and exposed brick walls that showcase vivid contemporary paintings in a stylish, Mediterranean flair. The space offers big rustic wood tables, pull-out chairs and lots of elbow room for pizza lovers of all ages to dig right in. Large groups can be accommodated easily for family-style dining. The homemade pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven using apple, cherry or pear wood to accentuate the delicate taste of the thin crust scratch-made from imported Italian flour (gluten-free crust is available!). Lightly sauced with extra virgin olive oil and tangy tomato sauce, the pies are further topped

with authentic ingredients such as organic fresh vegetables, imported olives, pepperoni, prosciutto San Daniele, and imported Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. The most popular combinations are Alexa’s Choice (sausage, mozzarella, fresh tomato, fresh basil), the 4 Stagioni (mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, artichokes, sausage), and the prosciutto arugula—thinly sliced prosciutto heaped with fresh arugula. The tender, herbaceous greens give the pizza a bright, peppery flavor and add texture to every bite. La Gitana is also a great lunch spot to talk shop with colleagues over the hearty La Gitana salad bursting with fresh greens, artichoke hearts, olives, mushrooms, tomatoes and Parmesan. Or make the restaurant a dessert destination. Romance your sweetheart over frothy cappuccinos and tiramisu. Shortbread ladyfingers are soaked in espresso and smothered in a dreamy, creamy heaping of mascarpone and sweet chocolate shavings that will leave you with a love for all things La Gitana. TAMMY ROBACKER 21

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madea’s cajun cafe 417 Garfield St S, Tacoma 253.536.7060

Madea’s Cajun Café is a homey, casual diner with just a handful of tables; the food is rustic and authentic. Owned by Louisiana native Keitha Okafor and her sister Mary Williams, it opened in July 2011, just a couple of blocks from the PLU campus.

seasoned breading and served up in generous portions. Boudin sausage links and Cajun fried turkey wings are also on the menu.

It was Okafor’s son who persuaded the two to open a restaurant and her grandmother who inspired the food. In the South, “Madea” is a term of endearment for grandmother. Since Okafor learned most of her cooking techniques from her grandma, it seemed fitting to name the restaurant for her.

Chunks of chicken, shrimp and Andouille sausage are abundant in Madea’s jambalaya. Okafor’s spice blend is complex and earthy and packs some heat. The Po-boy shrimp sandwich combines sweet batter-fried prawns on a crisp roll with a dressing lightly laced with horseradish. Also worth a try are seafood gumbo, crawfish étouffé, and red beans and rice. For less adventurous palates, the menu offers a variety of burgers.

There are few Cajun establishments in the Pierce County area, but Okafor’s success is not due to lack of competition. “If the food’s good, they’ll keep coming back,” she said. The food is good, and they do keep coming back.

Madea’s fare is full-flavored and rich in subtle nuances. As Paul Prudhomme said, “When the taste changes with every bite and the last bite is as good as the first, that’s Cajun.” MARY MORGAN

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Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101 Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253.272.8200 Madea’s Cajun Café 417 Garfield St S | 253.536.7060 Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge 454 St.Helens Ave | 253683.4115 Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939 Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St | 253.473.7300 Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway | 253.627.1229 University Place Massimo Italian Bar and Grill 4020 Bridgeport Way W 253.503.1902


Toscanos 437 29th St NE | 253.864.8600 Trapper’s Sushi 206 39th Ave SW | 253.891.2046 Bonney Lake Trapper’s Sushi/Sushi Town 20649 Hwy 410 E | 253.891.2046 Sumner Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897 Olympia Cicada 700 4th St E | 360.753.5700 Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663 Pizzeria la Gitana 518.Capitol Way S | 360.753.2929 SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW | 360.357.9464 Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW | 360.709.9090

Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005

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For women, a fabulous look can be achieved through monotone layering. Wearing garments of similar color and tone can be boring, but you can increase the visual appeal of this look by using texture such as chunky knits, fur and leather. Add a belt to cinch the waist for a more feminine look.

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Men can also benefit from layering this season. Combining vests, cardigans, jackets, slacks and suits in various ways can provide an abundance of different outfits. Mixed patterns and bold colors are all the rage in menswear. Have fun with your wardrobe choices by pairing a plaid shirt with a tweed jacket, wearing a bow tie with a brightly colored shirt and a cardigan, or sporting a loudly patterned pocket square. Also, hats are making a huge comeback, thanks in part to the revival of “The Great Gatsby”! A fedora is the perfect addition to any man’s style for the winter. BRI SEELEY

It may feel as if summer went to quickly, but the fashion industry has already moved onto the fall season. It is the time of year when people start transitioning their closets away from sundresses and toward chunky sweaters. The great news for fall fashion is that you can simply tweak a few things rather than overhaul your entire wardrobe.

to make your style season-appropriate. You can convert your summer dresses For more information: or into fall looks by adding a fitted jacket, 612.423.0021 a scarf, a pair of tights and closed-toed shoes or boots. Photographer: Shawn Kinney Makeup: Jessica Gore In the Pacific Northwest, we tend to Stylist: Bri Seeley play it safe with neutral colors. But Models: Natalie Joffe & Tao Wetzel consider adding a pop of color to add cheer to your style with red or jewel This fall, consider keeping your entire tones—very on trend this season! wardrobe accessible and use layering Sparkle can also be used to raise your 27

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wardrobe spirits. Sequins continue to be seen in looks from casual to elegant fashions. Sparkle can even translate into your beauty choices with shimmery eye shadow, powder and lipsticks.


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Great time to start or finish interior projects before the Holiday season add warmth and beauty to your home from our enticing selection.

Come visit our store where you can browse over 5,000sq.ft of furniture and home accessories. • Sofa,chairs,recliners chairs,ottomans, dining room tables and hutches, benches, • Full table design (tablescaping!) • Custom window treatments • Full design service New Merchandise arrives in our store weekly. Stop by and see what’s new! While your here schedule a in-home consultation... 253.472.4100 | | 7513 Custer Road West, Lakewood, Wa 98499 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am -5pm | Closed Sundays Appointments anytime!

Target • NW Vintage • Famous Footwear • RAM • Party City Sushi Station • Staples • Menchie’s • PetSmart


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shopping guide Annette B. Boutique

Women’s Clothing Boutique 2711 6th Ave 253.761.0984

Blitz & Company Florist 209 Pacific Ave 253.572.2327


Women’s Clothing Boutique 2614 North Proctor 253.761.5531

Selden’s Furniture

Fine Furnishings & Home Decor 1802 62nd Ave East 253.922.5700

Tacoma Mall

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 4502 South Steel St 253.475.4565


Infusion Design

Gifts & home interior 7513 Custer Rd W 253.472.4100


Archibald Sisters

Fragrance & Personal Care Essentials 406 Capitol Way South 800.943.2707

Belleza Ropa

Women’s Clothing Boutique 101 Capitol Way North 360.352.ROPA(7672)

Courtyard Antiques

Antiques & Bistro 705 4th Ave East 360.352.3864

Red Door

Repurposed Furnishing & Décor 430 Washington St SE 360.357.7799

Scarlet Empress

Artisan Stationery & Scrapbooking 109 5th Ave SE 360.570.8800

Westfield Capital Shopping Center

Over 100 Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 625 Black Lake Blvd 360.754.8017 Newly Added G by GUESS From denim pioneer GUESS, G by GUESS was created for young, hip, and trendy men and women styles


Johnson Jewelers

Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332

South Hill Mall


Upscale Children’s Boutique 926 Main St 253.299.6221

Gig Harbor

Emilie Gallery & Boutique

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 512 South Meridian 253.840.2828

Art & Accessories 3133 Harborview Dr 253.858.7736

Sunrise Village

Kent Station

Dining, Shopping & Services 10305 156th St E 253.904.8923

Victoria Sells Antiques Well, it’s all in the name! 125 South Meridian 253.445.8330


A Picket Fence

Home Decor, Gifts & Jewelry 1006 Main St 253.863.6048


Retail Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 417 Ramsay Way 253.856.2301


Custom Designed Jewelry 235 First Ave South 253.859.4112

Centralia HUBBUB

Wearable Art, Gifts, Decor 505 North Tower Ave 360.736.1517

Old Cannery Furniture Store Home Furnishings 13608 Valley Ave East 253.863.0422


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a cave of his own

featured in the master builders tour of remodeled homes


ome men fantasize about owning the ultimate “man cave,” but one Tacoma man’s fantasy came to life, thanks to Phase II Inc. Having remodeled the client’s century-old home a few years ago, the Phase II remodeling contractors recently removed the badly deteriorated detached garage and created an attached one so inviting it won awards from the Master Builders Association at the Pierce County and state levels.

tain whatever temperature he wants in the garage,” Hjelm said. The floor was stained red after getting a high polish with diamond grit. Stairs lead to a workout room/home office space above; and a small basement below houses the air compressor, hot water tank and the boiler for the in-floor heat. Hjelm covered a wall with rustic tongue-and-groove boards recycled from the old garage. The windows add a vintage look.

Project Manager Ronald Hjelm said, “The attention to detail is just over the “One of our main challenges was keeptop on this one. I think that’s what put it ing it in line with a house that was built a hundred years ago,” Hjelm said. “Even above and beyond the rest.” though it’s brand new, it looks like it’s The owner of this man cave races cars part of the house. We painstakingly tried and likes to tinker with them too. “He to make every detail look the same.” wanted a place where he could get away from everyday life and relax,” Hjelm You can view the award-winning details said, “but also a workable garage, not a yourself during the Master Builders Tour of Remodeled Homes on September 29 show garage.” and 30 from 10am to 5pm. It holds four cars and features a built-in CANDACE BROWN air compressor, great lighting, a wallmounted vacuum system, a workbench For more information: Master Builders with stainless steel top, plenty of tool Association Tour: storage and more. “It has a cement Featured Builder: floor with in-floor heat, so he can main- Photography: 31

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Can Your Loved One Benefit From An Easier Lifestyle? To help determine if you or a loved one could benefit from moving to a retirement community, answer these few questions below. 1. Do you worry about Mom or Dad’s safety? 2. Does your Mom or Dad snack instead of eating balanced meals? 3. Is house keeping and yard work becoming difficult for Mom or Dad? If you answered YES to any of these questions it may be time to consider moving to a retirement community.


or visit The Colonial Inn for a no obligation tour and enjoy a complimentary meal while you’re here.

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Bringing life to flowers for over 25 years.

Donna Baker 11 year General Manager of the Colonial Inn

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Red Door, with an eye for fabulous, blends fresh color, bold texture and style bringing repurpose to vintage furnishings at a conscious price!

Eileen Fisher Tribal Comfy NYDJ Dansko, Wolky J. Seibel, Fidji Birkenstock 101 Capitol Way N. Olympia, WA 98501 360.352.ROPA

First of its kind interchangeable lamp shades that zip on and off. Shop at Red Door Interiors or online at

Of course, Red Door’s one of a kind original creations.


Refining classic décor for modern living. Beautifully sustainable 360.357.7799 | 430 Washington St. SE | Olympia, WA 98501

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the art of living

come walk with me—a multicare tradition

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vandyk extended family event image courtesy of multicare foundation

When dairy farmers Corty and Pinky VanDyk moved to Sumner in 1966, they didn’t realize their family would grow from six children to 50 members who would create a lasting legacy of love in the community. The third generation had come along by 1986 when Pinky learned she had breast cancer. “It was scary,” said Ida McLeary, Pinky’s eldest child. Although Pinky had a 4 percent chance of survival at the time, she lived another 26 years. But by 2008 Ida’s sister Laura Steinthal had breast cancer and their mother’s cancer had returned. On their behalf, family members participated in the Sumner Downtown Association’s breast cancer fundraiser called Come Walk With Me. Its 200 participants brought in just over $3,500. The VanDyks felt inspired and began to work. In 2009, Ida and her sister Gertie Huff co-chaired the committee, and Gertie’s daughter Brittany made the walk her senior class project at Sumner High School. They drew 350 participants and brought in $7,832. Laura died in November of that year, and their dedication intensified. In 2010, the Good Samaritan Foundation—serving MultiCare’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup—adopted Come Walk With Me as one of its official events, and it yielded $22,000. With the VanDyk family as the driving force, the event earned $54,000 in 2011 and had 744 inspired participants.

through the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center at Good Samaritan Hospital. But at its core, it’s all about a family offering love to patients, in memory of two beloved women. Pinky VanDyk died in January 2012. “They had lives and they touched people,” Ida said. “That’s still there. The love you have—it goes to someone else.” Join Come Walk With Me on Saturday, October 6, 2012. CANDACE BROWN For more information: 253.403.3095

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The next transition in your journey of relaxation is in the meditation room, where reclining spa chairs invite you to sit and relax. The dimly lit room is complete with the sound of falling water from the water feature in the center. Then it’s time to enjoy the spa’s services: facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments and total body waxing. “My favorite service is massage, which ranges from Salish Express to deep tissue to sports massage,” says Sally, a staff member at the spa.

seven inlets spa at little creek casino Located at Little Creek Casino, Seven Inlets Spa is, we proclaim, a “Best Bet”—no gambling pun intended—when you are looking for a first-class spa treatment. Opened in July 2012, the spa was named after the seven inlets of the south Puget Sound. Each of the spa’s seven state-of-the-art personal care suites is named for an inlet, where a relaxation experience awaits.

For a special occasion or regular adventure in relaxation, treat yourself to a calming journey at the Seven Inlets Spa and then continue on and play at the resort. LEAH GROUT For more information: 360.462.1SPA (1772) 800.667.7711


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The relaxation begins in the wellappointed and spacious earthtoned changing rooms. You slip into a comfortable thick robe and slippers to prepare for your service. “One of my favorite things is Seven Inlets Spa’s lemongrass lotion, made exclusively for the spa,” says Marketing Manager Jeryl Swanson.

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