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artist spotlight | judy collins

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furnishing hope in the south sound

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those that we admire and are inspired by In this issue of ShowCase Magazine we introduce our philanthropic leaders, business owners, artists and locals who are doing “good work” that inspires us. What better time than the holidays to recognize and thank our community leaders for their daily efforts in making the Puget Sound area rich and vibrant. We are pleased to spotlight Judy Collins, a Northwest native who has been sharing her music with the public since 1960. She is admired for her work ethic and she constantly reminds us of the importance of being thankful. Things we might take for granted are recognized in an article about the Northwest Furniture Bank. This article touches on the most basic needs in our community and the services and donations that support the operations. Also, with a rich depth and local history, Olympia Federal Savings has developed a reputation for supporting the community. With the recent downturn in the economy, the institution increased its aid efforts, and to that we say, Bravo! Speaking of gifts to our region, we are honored to share the news of the Haub family’s generous philanthropy spearheading a massive expansion to Tacoma Art Museum. Ground was broken this fall for the family’s vision of a Western American Art wing that will translate into a legacy of culture for generations to come. We truly admire the work of our featured organizations and individuals. ShowCase Magazine reminds you to be thankful and generous and to give back during this season and through the year. Gratefully,

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“doing the right thing” in our community Is it possible for a bank to make the world a better place? In a time of customer concern over the ethics of some financial institutions, Olympia Federal Savings stands out as a bank with integrity. Since 1906, Oly Fed has been focused on serving the people of the South Sound by promoting home ownership, thrift and

strong community involvement. Over the past century, it has grown to include seven branches and will celebrate a grand reopening of the West Olympia branch later this year. “We know our customers. We know their families. They are our neighbors. They live in our community,” said Sandy DiBernardo, vice president and marketing director. “People really appreciate that we are local and that we are a mutual savings and loan. We are not owned by stockholders, which allows us to have more flexibility in offering products and services that help them.” Annually, Olympia Federal Savings is dedicated to returning at least 5 percent of its profits to the community. For the last 4 years, however, during these more challenging economic times, Olympia Federal has contributed in excess of 10 percent of profits back to the community. Along with providing financial support, its employees also donate many hours volunteering for a variety of nonprofits. They support cultural events, affordable housing, health and human services, children’s programs, and numerous charitable organizations.

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“We do what is right for our customers, our employees and our community,” said DiBernardo. “We have a lot of integrity, ethics and morals guiding us. And we’ve maintained that for 107 years. A lot of people describe us as being like the bank in the movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’” This winter, Olympia Federal Savings will be a proud sponsor of the Silver Bells Breakfast for Providence St. Peter Foundation’s Christmas Forest. Funds raised will go toward helping low-income individuals get the medical services they need. TAMMY ROBACKER For more information: olyfed.com 8


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Over 600 attended the Sand in the City Gala at the Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia. For the first time, the event took place with all the galleries open, including the new Outdoor Discovery Center. Attendees enjoyed cuisine from some of the region’s best restauranteurs: Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill, Ramblin Jacks, Xinh’s, Lucky Eagle Casino, Budd Bay Café, Elyse’s and Wagner’s European Bakery and Café. The crowd enjoyed the rhythm of the popular cover band THE BEATNIKS and the Olympia-based funk band THE BROWN EDITION. Proceeds totaling $150,000 from the Sand in the City gala and other weekend activities benefit the museum’s free and reduced admission programs, which support access programs for all children.

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community events | zoobilee—jewels of the arctic Four hundred guests explored Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium before enjoying dinner by Pacific Grill. Zoobilee, PDZA’s annual gala, was led by emcee Jim Dever and auctioneer John Curley, who were wildly entertaining throughout the evening. Afterward, guests lingered to dance under the stars and ride the Paul Titus antique carousel into the early-morning hours. With the theme Jewels of the Arctic, this year’s Zoobilee raised over $350,000 to benefit PDZA’s animal care, education programs and conservation projects. The raise-the-paddle portion of the auction focused on obtaining state-of-the-art digital radiography equipment for the Dr. Holly Hogan Reed Animal Care Center.

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artist spotlight| judy collins practice makes perfect for this music legend Continual success in any profession is rare and the entertainment industry is no exception. Inundated with constant pressure to create the next hit, some artists find themselves compromising their talent to fit the record label’s quota. So, what has set legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins apart from the rest? “Good genes and good luck, I guess,” she said with a laugh during a recent interview. Collins attributes her impressive 50-album collection to a lifetime of structure and a record label that did not stifle her creativity. “I never had to compromise my artistic foundation.” Classically trained on the piano, Collins brings truth to the adage “practice makes perfect.” She is a firm believer in practicing her craft and does not believe in overnight success. “You must work every day and keep at it every day,” she said, adding that not every song or every album is going to be a tremendous success. “It’s what you do in between those moments; that’s what counts.” Collins is renowned for her version of classics such as Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” Her rendition of “Send in the Clowns” garnered song of the year at the 1975 Grammy Awards.

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Aside from her musical accomplishments, Collins is also an author, filmmaker and head of her own record label, Wildflower Records. She strives to foster the talents of blossoming musicians in much the same way she was supported early on in her own career. With numerous projects and performances, Collins maintains perspective by remaining grateful each day. “We all need gratitude, humor and to keep working as long as we can,” she said. True to form, Collins has a number of ambitious projects in the works including a possible Broadway show and more fiction writing. Judy Collins will bring her illustrious talent to the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts stage on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. ANDREA LERUM

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haub family’s gift transforms tacoma art museum into a leading museum for western american art

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Tacoma Art Museum celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony in September with 300 supporters to kick off the museum’s transformative building expansion project. Construction began this fall on the 16,000-square-foot new wing and building renovation. The new wing will provide a home for the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art and will double the museum’s gallery space. “This is a remarkable moment for the museum,” said Stephanie A. Stebich, director of Tacoma Art Museum. “We are taking a historic step toward connecting our region’s past and present through art. This extraordinary project is proof of our community’s dedication to the arts, and we are honored to be able to create a gathering space where we can all meet and share art moments for generations to come.”

gether these collections will offer a comprehensive understanding of the Northwest region as part of the expanded history of the West and will illuminate how that broad history has shaped regional artistic responses, said Stebich. Showcasing the Haub Family Collection of Western American art is a chance for the museum to share an integral piece of American art history with the Puget Sound region. “The vision is to provide a rich legacy and link to our history through art,” said Christian Haub of the Haub family. ROBIN LUCAS For updates on the expansion, visit: tacomaartmuseum.org

Design for the $15.5 million project is led by award-winning architects Olson Kundig, with expected completion in fall 2014. This expansion is made possible by the Haub family’s donation of about 280 works of Western American art and endowment funds that will transform Tacoma Art Museum into one of the leading museums in the country featuring Western American art. In finding a home at Tacoma Art Museum, the Haub Family Collection will establish the only major museum collection of Western American art in the Northwest. It will enable the museum to fully explore the art history of the West and also integrate the Western and Northwest collections. To-

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Dance Theatre Northwest Arts are Education November 22, 1:15pm Park Lodge Elementary School 6300 - 100th St SW, Lakewood 253.778.6534 | dtnw.org Randy Hansen’s Jimi Hendrix Tribute November 23, 7:30pm Auburn Avenue Theater 10 Auburn Ave, Auburn 253.931.3043 | brownpapertickets.com An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt November 23, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | broadwaycenter.org Yulefest November 23 & 24, 10am-5pm Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle 206.789.5707 | nordicmuseum.org

68th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting November 30, 5:30pm Pantages Theater Lobby 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | broadwaycenter.org

Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert December 8, 2pm Auburn Performing Arts Center 206 E St NE, Auburn 253.931.3043 | auburnwa.gov

December

Magical Strings—Yuletide Concert December 8, 7:30pm Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center 10020 SE 256th St, Kent 360.385.8585 | magicalstrings.com

Sing-a-Long-a Grease December 1, 5pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | washingtoncenter.org Tacoma Free For All: Think and Drink December 4, 7:30pm Studio III 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | broadwaycenter.org The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard Nut December 7-22, 3pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | tacomacityballet.com

Flamenco Music and Dance: Templanza November 24, 7pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | washingtoncenter.org Bridge Lighting in Sumner November 29, 5pm Sumner Bridge 13608 Valley Ave E, Sumner 253.863.0422 | oldcanneryfurniture.com It’s a Wonderful Life November 29 - December 22 Tacoma Little Theater 210 North I St, Tacoma 253.272.2281 | tacomalittletheatre.com

Sing Glad Tidings: Holiday Choir & Bells December 7, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | mce.org

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The Chronicles of Narnia December 12-22 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Town Ctr, Lakewood 253.588.0042 | lakewoodplayhouse.org Magical Strings—Yuletide Concert December 13, 7:30pm Urban Grace Church 902 Market St, Tacoma 360.385.8585 | magicalstrings.com Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade December 14, 6pm Gig Harbor Bay 253.851.1807 | gigharboryc.com


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arts & events calendar Dance Theatre Northwest The Nutcracker December 14 & 15 Mount Tahoma Auditorium 4634 S 74th, Tacoma 253.778.6534 | dtnw.org Christmas with the Gothard Sisters December 15, 2pm Auburn Avenue Theater 10 Auburn Ave, Auburn 253.931.3043 | brownpapertickets.com First Night Tacoma December 31, 6:30pm-midnight Downtown Tacoma Theater District firstnighttacoma.org Judy Collins & Passenger String Quartet January 31, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | broadwaycenter.org

January Comedy at the Ave January 17, 7:30pm Auburn Avenue Theater 10 Auburn Ave, Auburn 253.931.3043 | brownpapertickets.com Spectrum Dance Theater January 18, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | broadwaycenter.org Comedy in the Box January 23, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | washingtoncenter.org Menopause The Musical January 25, 2pm & 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | washingtoncenter.org

February

Cirque Ziva: Chinese Acrobats February 1, 7:30pm Auburn Performing Arts Center 206 E St NE, Auburn 253.931.3043 | brownpapertickets.com Puget Sound Women’s Show February 8, 11am-4pm Tacoma Mall, Macy’s Court 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma 253.826.9001 | showcasemedialive.com

January

Indigo Girls January 10, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | broadwaycenter.org

The Ten Tenors February 12, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | washingtoncenter.org

March

Healthy Family Show March 8 Tacoma Mall, Macy’s Court 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma 253.826.9001 | showcasemedialive.com Harmony Sweepstakes: A Cappella Festival March 15, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | mce.org Capital Food & Wine Festival March 29, noon-9pm Saint Martin’s University 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey 360.438.4366 capitalfoodandwinefestival.com

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience February 8, 3pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 | broadwaycenter.org

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furnishing hope in the south sound Ask anyone what they consider the most important room in their home and you will receive a range of answers. For some, it is the kitchen and dining room because this is where their family gathers to share meals. Others will tell you the living room or bedroom because that’s where they can relax and recharge. No matter the answer, one thing is certain: each room contains furniture. We gather around a table, recline on a couch and climb into a bed at the end of the day. Each year thousands of families in the South Sound are faced with a struggle few of us will ever encounter. They are forced to relocate due to circumstances beyond their control—think natural disaster, household fire or a domestic violence situation. Though agencies are available to assist with food and relocation services, home furnishings are often overlooked. That is where NW Furniture Bank steps in to help by providing a household of furniture to families in the process of rebuilding their lives. Bill and Joelene Lemke founded the NW Furniture Bank in 2007. It was their son, Brian, who had inspired the couple to do “something of significance” before he tragically passed away in November 2005.

The mission of the NW Furniture Bank is simple: restore hope, dignity and stability in the community. Helping families off the floor does more then turn houses into homes; it restores a sense of security and offers a fresh start, allowing families a chance to continue building lasting memories. ANDREA LERUM

The NW Furniture Bank partners with a number of local retailers including Selden’s, The Old Cannery Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, and Sleep Country to acquire furniture that is either given away or resold at Hope Furnishings, a division of NW Furniture Bank. Funds generated are used to help purchase new mattresses.

For more information including drop-off times, volunteer opportunities and ways to help: NW Furniture Bank 117 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma nwfurniturebank.org 253.302.3868

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get cooking this season! From comfort foods to candy bars, there’s something yummy for the creative chef inside all of us. We recommend these scrumptious cooking classes going on around the Sound! TAMMY ROBACKER Bayview School of Cooking, Olympia This winter Bayview will be focusing on warm and cozy comfort food, savory soups and hearty lasagna. Specialty classes for making cookies and candy bars will be taught in December. Sign up early to get your goodies ready for the holiday season. Contact Leanne Willard, director of the cooking school, for calendar information. Located at Bayview Thriftway 516 W Fourth Ave, Olympia | 360.754.1448 bayviewschoolofcooking.com

East India Grill, Federal Way Indian food lovers consider East India Grill one of the best ethnic restaurants in Federal Way. Its unique cooking classes teach recipe favorites such as homemade yoghurt, chicken tikka masala and specialty breads on Saturday afternoons at a reasonable cost of $20 per class. Early registration recommended. 31845 Gateway Ctr Blvd S, Federal Way | 253.529.9292 eastindiagrillwa.com

Europa Bistro, Tacoma Cooking classes are offered the third Saturday of every month at this quaint, warm bistro. The classes consist of a threecourse demonstration paired with complimentary wine tasting. Make delicious Italian-inspired recipes with a chef for mouthwatering meat dishes, pasta, salads and appetizers. Call and reserve your spot! 2515 N Proctor, Tacoma | 253.761.5660 europabistro.net

Primo Grill, Tacoma This contemporary restaurant serves savory Mediterranean cuisine—and features a variety of cooking classes throughout the year. This winter, holiday-inspired cooking classes are $65 per class, which includes recipes, instruction, lunch, a glass of wine, tax and gratuity. View the restaurant’s online calendar for the season’s class line-up! 601 S Pine, Tacoma | 253.383.7000 primogrilltacoma.com 23


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Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave 253.272.7101 cutterspoint.com

Crockett’s Public House 118 E Stewart Ave 253.446.3075 crockettspublichouse.com

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave 253.272.8200 indochinedowntown.com

Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main Ave 253.845.7569 mamastortinis.com

Marrow Restaurant 2717 Sixth Ave 253.267.5299 marrowtacoma.com

Trapper’s Sushi 206 39th Ave SW 253.891.2046 trapperssushi.net

Art House Café 111 N Tacoma Ave 253.212.2011 arthousecafe.com

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Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge 454 St Helens Ave 253.683.4115 maxwells-tacoma.com Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave 253.535.3939 meltingpot.com Savor 1916 Pacific Ave 253.365.5534 savorcreperie.com Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St 253.473.7300 stanleyandseaforts.com Treos Life Café (2 locations!) 2312 N 30th 253.212.2287 1201 Union Ave 253.301.0478 treoslife.com

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Chili Thai Restaurant 3712 9th St SW 253.864.7005 chilithai.com

Sumner

Sorci’s Italian Café 1012 Ryan Ave 253.891.8400 sorcisitaliancafe.com Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E 253.826.7897 windmillbistro.com

Olympia

Acqua Via 500 Capitol Way S 360.357.6677 acquavia.com Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE 360.528.3663 mercatoristorante.com Pizzeria la Gitana 518 Capitol Way S 360.753.2929 pizzerialagitana.com

RockFish 700 4th Ave E 360.753.5700 olyrockfishgrill.com SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW 360.357.9464 swingwinebar.com Trago Mexican Kitchen 625 Black Lake Blvd 360.338.0515 Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW 360.709.9090 waterstreetcafeandbar.com

Gig Harbor

Brix25 7707 Pioneer Way 253.858.6626 harborbrix.com

Lakewood

Oakhouse Restaurant 8102 Zircon Dr 253.584.8888 rmgclub.com

Federal Way

Indochine 31406 Pacific Hwy S 253.529.4214 McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S 320th St 253.839.5000 mcgrathsfishhouse.com

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Banyan Tree Restaurant 504 Ramsay Way 253.981.6333 banyantreerestaurant.com


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savorcreperie.com A crepe is just something your mom fills with berries and sprays whipped cream on, right? Not so at Savor Creperie in downtown Tacoma, where the crepe is elevated to a sophisticated meal or dessert.

explains Tom Vigue. “We held onto the idea until we relocated here. We fell in love with the lifestyle and located in Tacoma so we wouldn’t get lost in the shuffle of small restaurants in Seattle.” Savor has been busy thanks to Tacoma’s blossoming downtown core. Tom has learned to make sure patrons know that his crepes are meant to be eaten immediately, though he’s planning a set of “to go” crepes that would work better for those who want to buy now, eat later.

At Savor, you can choose from a menu that includes savory crepes, egg scramble crepes and sweet crepes. Using local products to create their dishes, owners Tom and Vickie Vigue draw on their training at the Culinary Institute in Florida to blend Northwest flavors with Almost everything on the menu can be French and Italian influences. prepared in a gluten-free option and “My wife and I traveled through Europe the staff is willing to accommodate and got the idea to start a creperie,” customer requests. Savor offers the

only full French press service along Pacific Avenue, using local coffee Valhalla French Roast. If tea is your fancy, you can enjoy a cup of Madhat. Savor offers weekly specials and will add seasonal options to its menu as well, such as a pumpkin crepe for fall. The best way to enjoy Savor is to order two crepes at a time—one savory and one dessert—and work your way through the menu. And if it’s that berry crepe you’re craving, Savor offers a couple of choices that might be just a bit more refined than the one you remember from your childhood—but will still make you want to lick the plate! KIMBERLY KETCHAM 25


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At Sorci’s Italian Café and Enoteca, owner David Barnes and his team take traditional Italian cuisine and add creative inspiration for new combinations of fresh, simple ingredients in the recipes we all love. That means that plump, juicy tomatoes, aromatic garlic and basil, and the finest, most flavorful 100 percent olive oils are core ingredients for the café’s superior bruschettas, pastas, sauces and hearty meat entrees. “We make Italian food sexy here,” said Barnes. photo by christine cox

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sorci’s italian cafe & enoteca

1012 Ryan Ave, Sumner 253.891.8400 sorcisitaliancafe.com

Barnes purchased and took over the restaurant from the previous owner in November 2012. He kept many of the staff members and, in the past year, pleasantly discovered that one of his cooks, Alejandro Hernandez, had a skilled background in food preparation and an impressive career working for high-end restaurants in California. Promoting the quaint café’s loyal cook was a no-brainer for Barnes. Now Chef Alejandro creates popular signature dishes including 10-layer lasagna with tangy arrabbiata sauce, creamy crab manicotti, and juicy chicken breast smothered in a piquant lemon caper sauce served over a bed of luscious risotto and vegetables. Chef Alejandro loves Italian food, but his true passion is for people and perfection. “My family inspires my cooking. I love to see people enjoying my food. I don’t send a plate to the dining room unless it’s perfect.” 26

Sorci’s is the perfect spot if you have a weakness for wines too. Barnes had a professional sommelier design the wine list, and he is currently training to be certified as well. The café proudly features traditional selections from Old World Italy to New World blends from Washington, Oregon and California. Guests also love the full bar, great happy hour deals and affordable lunch menu for delicious Italian dining on the go in the South Sound. The Sorci’s dining room has a rustic, cozy feel that you’ll find warm and inviting for family dinners and romantic dates. TAMMY ROBACKER


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cozy, inviting and inspired by the northwest more “cozy” to your home, inspiration can be found locally, in the beauty of the Northwest, according to interior design expert Stefanie Brooks. Creating rooms that are warm and inviting can be as simple as incorporating a few simple changes with seasonally infused colors, prints and textures. Nature-

inspired hues such as emerald, carafe (a rich, glamorous brown) and koi are top picks for decorators and anyone looking to give their favorite gathering place an updated look. To add more interest to gathering rooms, consider adorning a newly painted wall with thought-provoking artwork to act as a conversation piece during holiday parties. Interior designers often take cues from the runway. Similar patterns in clothing carry over to what we see reflected in our homes. This season is no exception. “Animal prints have made a comeback and can be very tasteful if used sparingly,” says Brooks. Additionally, rich fabrics such as velvet can be incorporated with an array of throw pillows on the living room sofa and blankets draped over a favorite armchair. Seasonal changes can also come from accessories that are local and inexpensive. Brooks suggests bringing some of the fresh winter elements of the Pacific Northwest indoors. Incorporate foliage from shrubs and trees into fresh arrangements in vases as a centerpiece on a dining room table. “The smell of these Northwest natives can linger throughout the home.” ANDREA LERUM For more information & interior design tips: SB Interior Design Stefanie Brooks—Owner sbinteriordesign.com 253.225.6545

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Winter in the Pacific Northwest is notorious for chilly rains and blustery winds that, despite our best efforts, often seem to find their way through even the heaviest coat. After a day spent dodging the elements, we welcome the moment that we finally come home, seeking solace from the cold, perhaps unwinding next to a crackling fire. If you’re looking to add


shopping guide Tacoma

Puyallup

209 Pacific Ave 253.572.2327 blitzflorist.com

Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332 johnson-jewelers.com

Blitz & Co Florist

Creative Forces

Johnson Jewelers

Gifts & Sundries 1320 Broadway Plaza 253.227.8871 creativeforcesgallery.com

Puyallup Farmers’ Market

Envy

South Hill Mall

Women’s Clothing Boutique 2614 North Proctor 253.761.5531 facebook.com/envytacoma

Holiday Market 330 S Meridian puyallupmainstreet.com Retail, Movies & Dining 3500 South Meridian 253.840.2828 southhillmall.com

Selden’s Home Furnishings Sunrise Village

BLITZ & CO FLORIST 253.572.2327 | blitzflorist.com

Bringing life to flowers for over 25 years.

Fine Furnishings & Home Decor 1802 62nd Ave East 253.922.5700 seldens.com

Dining, Shopping & Services 10305 156th St East 253.904.8923 mysunrisevillage.com

Sound Glass

Victoria Sells Antiques

Glass Solutions 2201 75th St. West 253.584.6191 soundglass.com

Well, it’s all in the name! 125 South Meridian 253.445.8330 cochrans.com/victoriasells

Tacoma Mall

Sumner

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 4502 South Steel St 253.475.4565 simon.com

Olympia

Archibald Sisters

Saturday, December 7 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Pioneer Park Pavilion Downtown Puyallup

For more information visit puyallupmainstreet.com Brought to you by Puyallup Main Street Association

A Picket Fence

Home Decor, Gifts & Jewelry 1006 Main St 253.863.6048 apicketfence.com

Old Cannery Furniture

Fragrance & Personal Care Essentials 406 Capitol Way South 800.943.2707 archibaldsisters.com

Home Furnishings 13608 Valley Ave East 253.863.0422 oldcanneryfurniture.com

Belleza Ropa

Upscale Children’s Boutique 926 Main St 253.299.6221 shopsugarbabies.com

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

Westfield Capital Shopping Center

Over 100 Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 625 Black Lake Blvd 360.754.8017 westfield.com/capital

SugarBabies

Kent

Kent Station

Retail Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 417 Ramsay Way 253.856.2301 kentstation.com


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Foot Loose Okabashi shoes are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA, as well as being 100% recyclable, fun to wear, and joyfully comfortable. ~$15-$23 okabashi.com

Sweet & Savvy Salish Lodge & Spa’s signature collection of gourmet food and gift sets feature the Lodge’s treats, products and retail items to enjoy in the comfort of home. ~$4-$23 salishlodge.myshopify.com

New Favorite May Designs specializes in fun, eco-friendly, customized notebooks and cards. You’ll find a variety of patterns, fonts, and personalized, one-of-a kind designs. ~$14 maydesigns.com

The Man Who Has Everything With “My Batch” by Heritage Distillery, you can be legally involved in hand-crafting your own private spirits—whiskey, gin or vodka. ~$99 heritagedistilling.com/my-batch

The Nature-Loving Kid This lightweight Emerson telescope is perfect for outdoorsy types who enjoy sleeping under the night sky (and from the comfort of their bedroom windows). ~$20 cvs.com

Food Adventure Food Journeys of a Lifetime (National Geographic) guides you to 500 culinary high spots around the world and offers a banquet of information.~$26 barnesandnoble.com & amazon.com

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Whether you are shopping for a gift for your family, friend or colleague, the ShowCase staff has searched high and low for the best gifts this holiday season.


SHE HAS ENDLESS POTENTIAL. SEE IT MORE CLEARLY. Through her eyes, the world has no limits. Which is why we work so hard to keep her vision clear. Trained at some of the most respected eye institutes in the country, Clarus doctors provide experienced, comprehensive eye care for your entire family.

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Women age 40 and over may call direct to schedule their screening mammogram. Most insurance policies will cover your screening mammogram with no co-pay or deductible. Check with your insurance benefits. Visit mammopromise.com to sign up for the Mammo Promise Party

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SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014

Carol Schillios KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Carol Schillios is a business woman, a humanitarian and a passionate activist for low income women in developing countries. Carol sees herself as a change agent, coaching managers to be inspirational leaders. As a master trainer she believes everyone has the capacity for selftransformation. Carol will share her journey with us and how each of us has the power to make a world of difference.

South Sound Women’s Day provides information and tools to support and nurture the ‘whole’ woman: mind, body and spirit, providing a balanced approach to healthy living. The day will be filled with activities, motivating speakers, hands-on workshops, fabulous networking, good food and fun! WHEN: Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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the art of living

7 tips to create happier holidays for seniors with special needs or health issues For most of us the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. design, style & wellness

If you have older friends and family members with underlying health issues, you can help them enjoy the holiday season more by following these simple tips: 1. Stroll down memory lane. Holidays provoke memories, which can be especially powerful in the later years of life. Older people whose memories are impaired may have difficulty remembering

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recent events, but they are often able to share stories and observations from the past. These shared memories are important for the young as well—children enjoy hearing about how it was when their grandparents were their age.

such as taking a drive to look at holiday decorations, or window-shopping at the mall or along a festive downtown street. 5. Be inclusive. Involve everyone in holiday meal preparation, breaking down tasks to include the youngest and oldest family members. Older adults with physical limitations can still be included in kitchen activities by asking them to do a simple, helpful task, like greasing cooking pans, peeling vegetables, folding napkins or arranging flowers.

2. Plan ahead. If older family members tire easily or are vulnerable to over-stimulation, limit the number of activities they are involved in or the length of time they are included. The noise and confusion of a large family gathering can lead to irritability or exhaustion. Plan to schedule time for a nap, if necessary, or consider des- 6. Reach out. Social connectedness is ignating a “quiet room” where an older especially important at holiday times. person can take a break. Reaching out to older relatives and friends who are alone is something all of 3. Eliminate obstacles. If a holiday us can do. Loneliness is a difficult emoget-together is held in the home of an tion for anyone. older person with memory impairment or behavioral problems, don’t rearrange 7. Monitor medications and alcohol. the furniture. This could be a source of If you have senior family members, be confusion and anxiety. If the gathering is sure to help them adhere to their regular in a place unfamiliar to an older person, schedule of medications during the frenzy remove slippery throw rugs and other of the holidays. With additional activities items that could present barriers to and celebrations it can be challenging to someone with balance problems or who remember their normal routines. has difficulty walking. By using these guidelines you can help 4. Create new memories. In addition alleviate unnecessary stress during the to memories, seniors need new things holiday season for your aging loved ones. to anticipate. Add something new to the Planning ahead can help you enjoy a proholiday celebration. You may also con- ductive and prosperous holiday season sider volunteering for your family to help that includes everyone. LEAH GROUT others. Enjoy activities that are free,


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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.

The Best Move You’ll Ever Make Retirement | Assisted Living | Memory Care

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