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In this issue of ShowCase Magazine we introduce you to philanthropic leaders, business owners, architects, artists and inspiring locals who are living their dreams and making an impact on our region. Some have been on our radar for months; others came to our attention more recently through local recommendations. We are pleased to feature Philip Kaufman, a well-known film director who was recently given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Olympia Film Festival’s Gala, celebrating 50 years of contribution to the silver screen. And while we are on the topic of entertainment, be sure and check out our community events calendar for our featured entertainment picks to help you plan for the coming season.



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the substance community community events | zoobilee


community events | washington center gala


artist spotlight | philip kaufman


arts & events calendar


community events | sand in the city



tacoma goodwill dreammakers change lives


showcase picks | oakhouse restaurant


tacoma chef—steve anderson


dining guide


design, wellness & lifestyle

thomas bosworth


holiday gift guide


hubbub for the holidays


infusion interior design


shopping guide


the art of living | the sash program



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community events | zoobilee The 22nd annual Zoobilee brought in a fresh new format titled “Next Wave“ for the 2012 fundraiser. The theme represented the “water motif” and centered around Fred, the featured fish, a Wrasse—a group that constitutes one of the largest and most diverse families of fish. The Next Wave exceeded the previous year’s net revenue by 200%. Most importantly, Zoobilee was able to share the work that Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium does in the Puget Sound and around the world. The much needed research and conservation efforts, led by Aquarium staff, help to establish ecological harmony, inform a global network of researchers, and benefit our community through beauty and recreation.

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Manhattan Transfer’s 40th Anniversary performance at the Washington Center for Performing Arts began the performance season bringing 575 attendees in support of this community gem. Attendees noshed on hors d’oeuvres, local wines and beers and took in a special program acknowledging the Artistic Partners who provide community programs through the Center. During the event, The Center auctioned off a Dale Chihuly original hand-blown glass basket, generously donated by Susan and Scott Ritter, which was purchased by Olympia businesswoman and arts champion Renee Ries. Funds raised during this event benefit the Washington Center Arts Education Fund, providing access to programs that further arts education in our community.

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artist spotlight | philip kaufman olympia film society honors director philip kaufman at festival

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The historic Capitol Theater in Olympia was already 39 years old when a young Philip Kaufman made his first movie, Goldstein, in 1963. Now, nearly 50 years later, the 1924 movie venue still thrives, home to the Olympia Film Society. And award-winning Kaufman has directed 11 more films, including The Right Stuff, The White Dawn, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Rising Sun, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. He also co-wrote the screenplay for The Outlaw Josey Wales and created the story for Raiders of the Lost Ark with George Lucas. His most recent project, Hemingway and Gellhorn—released in 2012 on HBO—was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards. Time will never diminish Kaufman’s impact on the art of film or the Capitol Theater’s impact on Olympia. The two finally came together during the film society’s 29th Annual Film Festival, Nov. 9-18, 2012, when members presented Kaufman with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event’s closing gala. Featured films included The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe’s book about the origins of America’s space program and the nature of heroism. “The book was also about a quality called ‘the right stuff,’ which really attracted me,” Kaufman said in an interview. “Part of that quality included grace under pressure, pressure in the face of death and how one handled it all with a certain form of behavior and modesty.” Although he appreciates being honored for his achievements, Kaufman said the real achievement may be “that I’m still here and I’m still, hopefully, learning. And I’m still excited about making films.” Kaufman values film festivals and small independent theaters trying to survive. This festival’s proceeds go toward the cost of the Capitol’s digital conversion. He said, “...there’s a certain, special kind of film that doesn’t get distribution very much anymore, or has to fight for distribution. And that’s sort of a tragic thing.” CANDACE BROWN

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Twelfth Night November 22 - December 8 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr, Lakewood 253.588.0042 | Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma November 22 - February 10, 2013 Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 253.272.4258 | Nuncrackers November 23 - December 16, Times Vary Capital Playhouse 612 East Fourth Ave, Olympia 360.943.2744 | Bridge Lighting in Sumner November 23 13608 Valley Ave East, Sumner 253.863.0422 |

December Tacoma City Ballet—The Nutcracker December 8 - 23, Times Vary Pantages Theatre 901 Broadway in Downtown Tacoma

Dance Theater Northwest Nutcracker December 8 - 9 Mount Tahoma Auditorium 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 253.778.6534 | The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 13 - December 24 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr, Lakewood 253.588.0042 | Magical Strings—Yuletide Concert December 14, 7:30pm Urban Grace Church 902 Market St Tacoma December 15, 7:30pm TownHall 1119 8th Ave, Seattle 360.385.8585 | Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade December 15, 6pm Gig Harbor Bay 253.851.1807 | Northwest Repertory Singers— Christmas Concert December 15 - 16, Times Vary Methodist Church 2710 North Madison, Tacoma 253.265.3042 | First Night Tacoma December 31, 6:30pm - midnight Downtown Tacoma Theater District


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arts & events calendar A Decade of Swing January 27, 2 pm St.Luke’s Church 515 South 312th St, Federal Way 253.529.9857 | Next to Normal January 31 - February 17, Times Vary Capital Playhouse 612 East Fourth Ave, Olympia 360.943.2744 |

Makena—Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar February 16, 7:30pm Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585|

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February Portland Cello Project January 25, 7:30pm Rialto Theater 310 South Ninth St, Tacoma 253.591.5894 |


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Roberta Flack February 15, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 |

La Tragedie de Carmen February 8 - 10, Times Vary Rialto Theater 310 South Ninth St, Tacoma 253.627.7789 | Circus Oz—From the Ground Up February 1 & 2, Times Vary Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 |

Puget Sound Women’s Show February 9, 11am - 4pm Tacoma Mall, Macy’s Court 4502 South Steele St, Tacoma 253.826.9001 |

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tacoma goodwill dreammakers change lives Willie Stewart believes everyone deserves to see their dreams come true. That’s why he is one of the 170 DreamMakers in a program created by the Tacoma Goodwill Foundation. Goodwill provides job training and placement services to 8,000 people in Washington state each year. All donations help, and donors can become DreamMakers by providing full or partial scholarships for students of Goodwill training. Beginning in 1997, Stewart served two terms on the Goodwill board and then joined the foundation board six years ago. “Being an educator myself for 36 years—and on the school board for six years—I recognized that the only way we can change the lives of students is through jobs,” he said. “And the only way [they] can get jobs is­—to get a vocational skill.” Virginia Sherrod changed her life through a DreamMaker scholarship. Now with a job, a driver’s license, a vehicle and place of her own—none of which she had when she applied—she knows dreams can come true. “People make you feel important,” Sherrod said. “They give you that belief that you can accomplish, that you’re not depending on public assistance or welfare or unemployment. Without DreamMakers, people wouldn’t have those chances. I appreciate it very much.”

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Stewart urges potential DreamMakers to attend events like the “Ready to Work” Goodwill Breakfast or a graduation ceremony to hear recipients’ stories. “Go visit the students at the work sites where they’re training,” he said. “Then you can appreciate what a DreamMaker can do to change a person’s life.” “It changes their lives in terms of how they feel about America and their community. And when you see this, it’s really easy to open up your pocketbook if you’re in a position to help.”

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Oakhouse Restaurant and Bar is no longer a members-only restaurant. After a remodel this past spring, the restaurant now boasts a bright and open environment with fresh menu options. Located next to the picturesque Oakbrook Golf Course in Lakewood, the redesigned “come as you are” restaurant and bar is a welcoming place for the Lakewood community. RMG Golf Course Management LLC implemented the redesign and complete remodel after the partnership purchased the location in 2011. “We’ve created the perfect location for grabbing a drink with friends or a tasty meal for families,” said Jason Moore, vice president of marketing for RMG. “It’s not just for golfers anymore. Anyone can come and enjoy the view of the golf course while visiting the restaurant.” Inviting interior design updates give diners new reasons to enjoy the scenic views of the golf course from the large windows in the restaurant and bar. The upgrades include polished concrete flooring, new booths and seating arrangements, upgraded lighting, modern finishes and multiple flat-

screen televisions. The kitchen and the menu have also benefited from a new perspective. “Our focus is on fresh ingredients and quality Northwest menu options for any time of the day,” noted Brian Tholen, head chef of the restaurant. “We are especially excited about the full gluten-free menu.” A revamped menu invites visitors to stay and enjoy. It includes burgers, sandwiches, pizza, steak, seafood and pasta entrees. Pacific coho salmon with bacon, spinach and green beans stands out as a favorite showcase pick. A range of gluten-free choices includes Pacific salmon and spaghetti pomodoro, plus gluten-free pasta on the children’s menu. The Oakhouse bar menu has also been expanded to include such libations as the Godiva chocolate orange martini, Oakhouse Rita Spirit or Lakeside Splash. The word is spreading that Oakhouse is the new go-to place in Lakewood for those who seek a well-prepared, varied, modern menu at surprisingly affordable prices! LEAH GROUT




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Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge 454 St Helens Ave, Tacoma 253.683.4115 On a Friday evening at Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge in downtown Tacoma, live jazz blends with conversations and aromas that drift through the softly lit room. Overhead, crystal beads cascade from a chandelier. A waiter presents the day’s fresh catch. A steak sizzles. Bourbon whipped cream slides over warm cinnamon roll bread pudding. The bartender creates a masterpiece.

needed those skills at 13, when his father suffered a serious industrial accident.

“Our lounge serves specialty handcrafted cocktails,” owner Steve Anderson said in an interview. “We make all our own simple syrup, infuse our own liqueurs and hand-squeeze our own juices. It’s labor intensive.”

Anderson received his culinary arts education in the Navy: “I worked my way up through the ranks and ran the world’s largest submarine squadron, preparing 10,000 meals a day with 132 culinary specialists working under me.

Whether you choose the famous wagyu beef Walker Burger, filet mignon, apple-smoked pork chop, or half chicken with orange coriander beurre blanc, expect the best. Anderson learned early what the combination of love and good food can mean.

“My focus is to take all my business knowledge and build a great culinary team,” Anderson said. He has also worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Teen Chefs program and plans “to give kids their shot in the culinary field and help them grow. I’ve seen a lot of kids go the wrong way in a big city.”

While his divorced mother worked two jobs, his aunt taught him to grow a garden and prepare meals at the age of 8. He

Luckily, he found his way in the kitchen. CANDACE BROWN


“I asked to go live with my dad and be his caretaker,” Anderson said. “Honestly, the best waiters, the best chefs, are all great caretakers.” The teen also shopped, cooked, attended school and worked in his uncle’s bakery.

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dining guide 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 Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005 Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569

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 Sorci’s Italian cafe 1012 Ryan Ave | 253.891.8400 Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897

Lakewood Oakhouse Restaurant 8102 Zircon Dr | 253.584.8888 Federal Way Indochina 31406 Pacific Hwy S | 253.529.4214


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McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S 320th St | 253.839.5000 Kent Banyan Tree Restaurant 504 Ramsay Way | 253.981.6333 Centralia Boccata Deli & Market 405 N Tower Ave | 360.736.2404

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For architect Thomas Bosworth, natural light is the most important building material, providing shape and meaning to everything he designs. His architectural design work, which totals nearly 90 projects, combines light and a highly specific sense of place with classical ideas of order, simplicity and beauty.

Eero Saarinen and Associates while also teaching part time at Yale. His growing reputation led to an offer to become a full professor and chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where he remained for 30 years (now emeritus). He is a partner at Bosworth Hoedemaker, a Seattle firm that specializes in custom design Recently, the renowned architect has and renovation of high-end residences been awarded the 2012 Medal of Honor primarily in the Pacific Northwest. by the American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region based in Bosworth’s portfolio illustrates and celOlympia. The honor recognizes an indi- ebrates design themes that are pillars of vidual who has consistently demonstrat- his practice and central to what defines ed excellence in design, the practice of Northwest architecture: the incorporaarchitecture, architectural education or tion of natural light throughout interior service to the profession, and who has spaces, the relationship of a building to made notable contributions unique to the landscape, a traditional vernacular the region. and the importance of craft.

FAIA, writes, “Practicing architecture in the Northwest necessitates an understanding of elusive light, and projects like Ragen House on San Juan Island illustrate Tom’s masterful skills. Light streams through, rendering the interior with a light quality reminiscent of paintings by Jan Vermeer.” Over the past four decades, Thomas Bosworth has helped shape architecture—both as a profession and an art form—and architects in the Northwest. His contributions to architecture are experienced through his two parallel and complementary professions: architect and professor.

“Good design must be the result of intellectual integrity that provides a predictable consistency throughout the design.” Bosworth received his professional ar- In the foreword of Building With Light in —Thomas Bosworth chitecture degree from Yale. He joined the Pacific Northwest, Peter Q. Bohlin, “Tom is clearly one of the foremost architects practicing design in the Pacific Northwest. As the director and lead architect of the Pilchuck Glass School, working with Dale Chihuly, he produced a series of beautifully crafted simple wood pavilions that stand out as some of the finest work of this school of architects.”—David Miller, FAIA LEAH GROUT For more information: 206.545.8434 29

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hubbub for the holidays—chic shopping found Avoid all the hullabaloo and make shopping fun at HUBBUB this holiday season. Since 2005, shoppers have delighted in HUBBUB’s one-of-a-kind jewelry, purses, clothing, hats and shoes, plus home furnishings and gifts that range from sophisticated to whimsical.

personally met about 90 percent of the artists whose work is featured on her sales floor. “I’m constantly looking for new artists and expanding my product lines to meet what my customers are looking for,” she said. “Knowing the artist means I can talk about who made a purse or the jewelry. That connection with the artists means I can showcase people who are making their living making arts and crafts. I wanted to create a place where I can draw shoppers in to educate them as to what it means to appreciate things made by hand.”

This bright, spacious retail store is located in a uniquely restored 100-year-old building on the northern edge of Centralia’s downtown historic district. Owner Rebecca Staebler has a passion for reclaiming things that otherwise might be discarded. She spent nine months restoring the 100-year-old building to create HUBBUB and fill it with handcrafted art. The remodel became a perfect backdrop for the contempo- If you are looking for unique gifts, high-quality handmade items and fun wearable art (ranging from $4 to $400), HUBrary, functional art that now fills the space. BUB offers a shopping experience that is not mass-produced, “I fell in love with American handcraft—things made by hand commercialized or hectic. TAMMY ROBACKER and things we use. I love to shop, I love color. When I moved back to Centralia I thought there was a need for a fun place to shop and buy art,” said Staebler.


Additionally, Staebler is a firm believer in supporting reuse 505 North Tower Ave, Centralia and repurposed goods. Most of the local artists she buys from 360.736.1517 use reclaimed materials in their products. And Staebler has 32

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Co-owners Barb Williams and Janet DeTray, friends for over 30 years, opened Infusion in 2007. With a focus on offering professional interior design consultation and services, their 5,000-square-foot interior design store in Lakewood is also brimming with brilliant ideas to help you create the design vision for your dream home or just freshen up a room or two. At Infusion, shoppers will find custom draperies, fine bedding ensembles, window treatments, furnishings, carpets, area rugs, wall coverings, lighting, accessories and so much more to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary within their budget. “We let our clients inspire us,” said Williams. “We make home or site visits to begin our interview process. We find out the client’s likes or dislikes. We take a look at their surroundings and get a feel for their home and discover what it is that they desire. We look at what the client currently has and then use their personalities and lifestyles as inspiration.” Williams blends her Italian heritage with a background in travel to offer specialized flair in European, Tuscan and Old World style. She has worked with builders and real estate agents for over 20 years, demonstrating expertise in scale, schematics and installations. These talents marry well in creative partnership with DeTray, whose professional credentials and training are in interior design. DeTray is a respected leader and visionary in sourcing and combining textiles, fabrics and texture. Infusion’s client roster is diverse and the partners have designed interiors for private residences, businesses, law firms and commercial spaces. As the holiday season approaches, Infusion is also the place to call for help in creating festive tablescapes for holiday entertaining, special dinners, parties and family get-togethers. TAMMY ROBACKER For more information: 253.472.4100



209 Pacific Ave 253.572.2327

Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332

Blitz & Company Florist


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)

Westfield Capital Shopping Center

Over 100 Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 625 Black Lake Blvd 360.754.8017

Johnson Jewelers

Sunrise Village

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

Old Cannery Furniture Home Furnishings 13608 Valley Ave East 253.863.0422


Upscale Children’s Boutique 926 Main St 253.299.6221


Kent Station

Retail Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 417 Ramsay Way 253.856.2301

Centralia HUBBUB

Wearable Art, Gifts, Decor 505 North Tower Ave 360.736.1517


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the art of living

the sash program—helping seniors from start to sold! Companies are often born out of a demonstrated need for a product or service. That is exactly how The SASH Program commenced.

Today SASH works with seniors like Everet, providing a variety of services to assist with a home sale. SASH can purchase a senior’s home as-is in a custom-designed sale, along with packing and moving services and completely cleaning out the home in a private manner. If a senior prefers, SASH Realty can list the home on the open market with agents that specialize in the unique needs of older persons. Senior-specific coaching services are a nationwide resource to families in need of advice on the senior home-sale process. Since its inception in August 2005, SASH has purchased a large number of homes in the greater Puget Sound area of Washington state, including new construction, condominiums,

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SASH—Sell a Senior’s Home—was founded by Rebecca Bomann, a professional real estate investor with a background in social work, after helping her grandfather sell his home. At age 81, Everet was living alone in a two-story house, an hour away from the closest family member. It became necessary for the home to be sold so he could live closer to family and receive care. The home sale process was very difficult for Everet, dragging on through health challenges of his and drops in the listing price of the house. He found it hard to keep the home “show ready,” and there were frequent intrusions on his privacy. huge six-bedroom estates and tiny one-bedroom homes. The shortest closing period was 10 days and the longest 14 months, with every transaction timeline based entirely on the senior’s specific moving plans. Seniors and their families have found that SASH can assist them “from start to sold”! LEAH GROUT For more information: 206.501.4375


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