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Primary vote narrows field for general election in November T BY STEVE DUNKELBERGER

uesday’s primary election narrowed several crowded races down to the top two vote getters and provided a mid-campaign poll for races with only two candidates as they head toward the general election in November. The campaign result most politicos are talking about is the surprisingly strong turnout for political newcomer Mary Robnett in her bid to unseat eightyear incumbent Mark Lindquist in the race to be the next Pierce County prosecutor. Robnett, a former deputy prosecutor in the office she now wants to lead, topped Lindquist’s vote tally by some 10 percent, garnering 55 percent, or 52,404 votes, to Lindquist’s 45 percent, or 42,830 in ballot totals at press time. The results were surprising since Lindquist was a virtual shoo-in a year ago, with a deep campaign war chest and no challenger in sight. Robnett has since steadily gathered endorsements and campaign donations as well as built momentum behind her campaign that focuses on the controversies and complaints levied against Lindquist involving text messages he wrongfully withheld

when they were requested under the state’s public disclosure laws and claims of politicizing the prosecutor’s office. Her strong showing suggests a heated battle for the position of the county’s top attorney is ahead as summer turns to fall. The only other county-wide race during the upcoming election is that for Pierce County auditor, with incumbent Julie Anderson running unopposed to serve a third term before the Democrat is term limited out of office. Because the race lacked a challenger, Anderson’s name didn’t appear on the primary ballot. In other local races: Democrat Lorra Jackson moves on to the general election for the County Council District No. 1 seat, with 39 percent of the vote. Her challenger will be Dave Morell, with 30 percent of the vote. Also rans Sharon Hanek and Milton Tremblay received about 15 percent of the vote each. The Council District No. 5, which includes parts of East and South Tacoma, has Democrat Marty Campbell at 39 percent against Republican Justin Van Dyk’s 37 percent, trailed by Democrat Suzanne Skaar at 24 percent. Democrat incumbent Derek Young posted a strong

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showing to retain his seat, with 62 percent of the vote to Republican challenger David Olson’s 38 percent for the Council’s District No. 7 post. Expected turnout is 28 to 30 percent of the 492,187 registered voters in the county, a bump from previous off-year elections because mail-in ballots now include pre-paid postage. Election updates on mailed ballots will continue through the month, with the election certification set for Aug. 21. The top two vote-getting candidates, regardless of their party affiliation, will move on to the general election on Nov. 6. Each candidate for partisan office may state a political party that he or she prefers, but that statement does not constitute a statement that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate. The top-two system has been used in races around the state since 2008. The latest election results and the ballot counts for federal, state and judicial races are available at Campaign information about candidate funders and expenditures are available at the state’s Public Disclosure Commission website pdc.


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Pawul sentenced to life for murder of Deputy McCartney Frank William Pawul, 32, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to the murder of Pierce County Sheriff Deputy Daniel McCartney in January of 2018. Pawul was charged with aggravated first-degree murder, the most serious charge in Washington. Judge Stephanie Arend sentenced Pawul to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the only possible sentence under the law. Deputy McCartney’s widow, Cierra, described to the court how one of her three boys put on his dad’s cologne to help remember him. “Seven months ago, I promised that we would hold accountable everyone involved in the murder of Deputy Dan McCartney,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “This guilty plea is a major step toward fulfilling that promise.” Two co-defendants, Samantha Jones and Brenda Troyer are still awaiting trial. They’re charged with murder in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree. Trials are scheduled for early next year. On Jan. 7 at 11:24 p.m., residents in a home on 45th Avenue Court East called 911 after intruders entered their home. Three adults and two children were in the home at the time. The two suspects, wearing masks and armed with handguns and “bowie” style knives, demanded money. Six minutes later, Deputy Daniel McCartney notified dispatch that he had arrived in the area. Ap-

proximately three minutes later, McCartney notified dispatch that he was in foot pursuit of the suspects. Shortly after, he called out “shots fired.” No further transmissions were made. When other deputies arrived, they found Deputy McCartney unresponsive. Deputy McCartney was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital, and was later pronounced dead from a gunshot wound. Deputies also located the body of one of the suspects, Henry Carden. He was also deceased. Carden sustained several gunshot wounds, including a gunshot wound to the head, but the second suspect was gone. The next morning, an officer reported a man matching the description of the second suspect walked to the officer’s traffic control point. That person was later identified as Frank Pawul. He was taken into custody. Forensic testing indicated that the bullet recovered from McCartney’s body was fired from the gun that was found approximately 175 feet away from the deputy and along the path taken by Pawul as he fled the scene. A shell casing was found about 15 feet away from the deputy’s body. The casing was fired from the same gun. Messages recovered from Pawul’s cell phone show he was in possession of two .45 caliber Kimber handguns in the days leading up to the murder. The two handguns found at the scene were Kimber .45 caliber weapons.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE Sehmel was last seen alive on January 1st, 2018, when he dropped off his son at a relative’s house in the City of Auburn. The victim was reported missing by his family after they failed to hear from him for several days and he did not show up for work. Detectives are looking for any information on the whereabouts of Tracy Sehmel and/or his vehicle from January 1st until January 3rd, 2018, including information on any suspicious persons seen with Sehmel or his vehicle around the time he went missing.

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1. 2018 Power Paddle to Puyallup 2. Cementing radioactive wastes could save billions 3. Six charged in gang-related homicide

7. Anarchists join protests at Northwest Detention Center 8. Puyallup Nation flag flies over city hall

4. Reggae on the Way draws massive crowds

9. City reviews site for new fire station on the Tideflats

5. Three charged in connection to Hilltop homicide

10. Tacoma Stars welcome back Mike Ramos


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LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE GETS NEW EDUCATION PRODUCTION MANAGER The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce the addition of Madisen Crowley to the administrative staff of the theatre in the position of education production manager of the Lakewood Institute of Theatre. Crowley is a recent graduate of Pacific Lutheran University where she earned her BFA in design and technical theatre with a minor in gender studies. She has also served as stage manger for a number of the shows in their program as well as at the Lakewood Playhouse with its recent production of “Peter & The Starcatcher.” “Last summer, Madisen was our stage management intern for our summer classes. Being a stage manager for four shows in the span of nine weeks is a daunting task, but Madisen handled it with such skill and grace that I was thoroughly impressed,” said LiT Education Director Deborah L. Armstrong. “Madisen has all the abilities needed to be a phenomenal production manager, and her artistic talent is wonderful. In addition, Madisen brings such a wonderful light to her work, and her positivity is influential to everyone around her. I’m so glad she’s on the team.” “Not only is she an excellent addition to the LiT program,” added Lakewood Playhouse Managing Artistic Director John Munn. “Madisen will be an outstanding complement to our main stage program as helping to establish an even higher standard as one of our stage managers. I would place her work with me on ‘Peter & The Starcatcher’ on the same level as any other stage manager working in a professional house.” The administration of the Lakewood Playhouse feels that their Lakewood Institute of Theatre is an outstanding addition to the educational opportunities in the South Sound. We can’t wait to see what further heights it will continue to with the permanent addition of such a outstanding production manager as Madisen Crowley.

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CITY EVENTS AND RECOGNITION COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS DUE AUG. 21 The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill three at-large positions on the City Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC). The 11-member committee is comprised of Tacoma residents, with representatives from each of Tacoma’s five Council Districts, who bring a range of perspectives and expertise that focus on the City’s commitment to celebrate civic engagement and special observations. Committee members are recommended by the Economic Development Committee and appointed by the City Council.  The CERC serves as an advisory and action committee on matters pertaining to City-hosted events and special recognition programs. The committee is responsible for planning, reviewing, and evaluating events, engaging the community in its fundraising efforts, and soliciting corporate and private sponsorships to leverage funds for City-hosted events such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and the City of Destiny Awards.  All members must be Tacoma residents. Additional information on the CERC is available through Kala Dralle at or (253) 573-2523. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, Aug. 21. To apply, please visit  or contact Jessica Jenkins at (253) 591-5178,  servetacoma@cityoftacoma. org, or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North,  733  Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate monthly early stage memory loss support groups in Tacoma. Volunteers receive excellent training, ongoing support, resources, and continuing education opportunities. Individuals best qualified as support group facilitators include: working or retired social workers, nurse and other healthcare professionals, educators, clergy, counselors, and former family caregivers. Commitment of at least one year is required. Early stage memory loss support groups provide a consistent and caring place for those living with dementia to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others on a similar journey. It helps people living with memory loss: • Develop a support system. • Exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions. • Talk through issues and ways of coping. • Share feelings, needs and concerns. • Learn about community resources. Interested in learning more? Contact Kenna Little, Early Stage Memory Loss Program manager, at (206) 529-38768 or BATES PRESIDENT APPOINTED TO NATIONAL BOARD Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou was recently appointed to the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Board of Trustees. Her appointment fills an open seat, vacated by Dr. Keith McClanahan, provost and executive vice president for learning at Ozarka College in Arkansas. The ATEA is an autonomous, non-affiliated association dedicated to advocacy and ensuring quality in postsecondary technical education, with an emphasis on professional development for those who teach, serve or administer technical education at the postsecondary level. “I am excited to serve on this respected board,” said Dr. Zhou. “I look forward to contributing to this organization, whose mission is to advocate for technical education, and the professional development of those who work in the technical education industry.” Dr. Zhou’s term will expire in 2020. For more information about ATEA, go to For more information about President Zhou, go to BatesPresident. EMERGENCY FOOD NETWORK WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR Michelle Douglas has been named the next executive director of Emergency Food Network (EFN) by the organization’s board of directors. Succeeding Helen McGovern-Pilant upon her retirement, Douglas will assume the position of executive director as of October 2018. McGovern-Pilant will remain on staff through the end of the year. “The EFN Board of Directors unanimously selected Michelle Douglas to be our next executive director,” said EFN Board Chair Paula Henson-Williams. “She will have big shoes to fill following Helen’s leadership, but Michelle’s passion and commitment for the mission and knowledge of our operations make her well positioned to lead the organization going forward. Michelle will continue to build strong internal and external relationships, expand our partnerships, and provide innovative solutions to the growing challenges we face.” SEE MORE BULLETIN BOARD ITEMS ON PAGE 9

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CANOE JOURNEY DAYS AND NIGHTS ‘Power Paddle to Puyallup’ closes with beautiful Puyallup Tribe cultural sharing


After all the visiting canoes landed on the Tacoma waterfront on July 28, the 2018 Paddle to Puyallup canoe journey protocol continued throughout the week at Chief Leschi Schools, each day filled with good medicine – cultural sharing, dances, songs, stories, giving and receiving gifts, lots of traditional Native American foods – all doing its work to heal everyone who had the blessed opportunity to be there. Each day different tribes took the floor such that there was always something new and unique happening. It was an emotional sight to witness, as elders mixed with youth, families came together, ancestors were remembered fondly and so many members of different tribes intermingled and became good friends in this historic event. The canoe journey protocol was scheduled to end on Saturday, Aug. 4 but it rolled into Sunday, Aug. 5 – the day that the Puyallup Tribe took the floor for a 10-hour presentation of Puyallup culture that included many songs and dances, good words and thanking and honoring all the Power Paddle to Puyallup volunteers. While Chairman Bill Sterud could not be there due to health issues, Councilwoman Sylvia Miller spoke on his behalf. “He hasn’t been able to be out here with us, so I’d like for all of you to give applause for Bill. He has been very helpful to all of this happening,” she said and applause erupted from every corner of the tent. Each and every council member expressed deep gratitude to everyone who gave of their time and gifts to make the canoe journey work. It wouldn’t have happened without them, and their presence added so much to the medicine that there are not words enough to say to give back what they had given. It was practically standing-room only for the Puyallups’ day under the big tent, which made the day all the more meaningful.


Puyallup tribal dancers stand ready to make their entrance onto the floor.

“I look across this sacred house to see the medicine that each of you have brought here – the medicine of your sacred canoes, the medicine of the sacred water, the medicine of your sacred songs and dances – honoring your elders, your youth, everyone who came

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to this sacred celebration today that the Puyallup Tribe has prepared,” Puyallup Culture Director and Canoe Family Captain Connie McCloud said. Giving opening remarks, Puyallup Vice Chairman David Bean said, “I want to thank you all for being here

through all the work that has been done, to witness all the medicine that has been shared, all the stories about how this was taken away from us – how the songs and language were taken away – our ways of practicing our culture were taken away. One of our elders who left us four years ago, Billy Frank Jr., always told us, ‘Tell your story.’ We have the responsibility to tell our story of our medicine and our traditional ways.” A few special guests were then introduced – U.S. Congressmen Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck and State Representative David Sawyer. “I’m honored to be here and represent this community at the U.S. House of Representatives,” Heck said. “I am grateful for all of this week’s activity because the truth is, when you celebrate your heritage, we are all better for it and I thank you for that.” Rep. Kilmer, who represents 11 tribes in his 6th Congressional District, read from a statement he prepared to read into the Congressional Record this week. It reads, in part: “Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the Puyallup Tribe and all participants in the 2018 Canoe Journey. Tribes from Alaska all the way to Willapa Bay have participated in this powerful cultural event. Over the last few weeks, thousands of people from dozens of tribes put their canoes in the water and connected with one another…a celebration of heritage, sharing songs and stories, dances and gifts. But beyond that they celebrated the theme of ‘Honoring Our Medicine’…to honor the medicine of the Salish Sea and the waters that have been the lifeblood of past generations and will be the lifeblood of our future as long as we rise to their challenge. …The tribes that participated in the paddle and Native American leaders throughout our region have shown more commitment, more leadership, more drive, more partnership and more passion for recovering this vital body of water than any others. They have seen our waters as sacred – as

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Tacoma’s Economic Development staffers are now reviewing five proposals the city received from its call for ideas on the future use of Old City Hall. The review of those mixed-use proposals will last about a month, with a recommendation forwarded to the city manager on future steps expected in September. “We are delighted that developers throughout the Seattle-Tacoma region have responded to our request for proposals for the adaptive reuse of Old City Hall,” said Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards in a release that included summaries of the proposals. “This demonstrates the strength of our marketplace and great interest in repositioning this unique structure to meet community needs for the next century.” Four of the five proposals have ties to Tacoma, while the fifth hails from Seattle. Gerald Allan Hennessey, chief executive officer of Tacoma-based Bentley Kensington, Inc., for example, envisions Old City Hall becoming a mixed-use development with 46 market-rate loft apartments over 34,311 square feet of the building with another 17,000 square feet being dedicated to micro-retail marketplaces. Another 9,000 square feet would become home to a bar and grill as well as


Groups of developers from around Puget Sound toured Old City Hall to help them visualize plans for their mixed-use proposals that city staff are now reviewing. the Tacoma History Museum. The development team consists of Ferguson Architecture, Swenson-Say-Faget Structural Engineering, Gene Grulich Planning Ser-

vices, Absher Construction, First Western Properties, BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design and the Intrepid Law Group. Eric Cederstrand, president of Ta-

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A new report on the level of rising sea levels will now help the City of Tacoma more specifically make zoning and land-use decisions, particularly on the Tideflats.


New research about changes in sea levels along Washington’s coastline during the coming years now has probability estimates that will prompt discussions and land-use decisions sooner rather than later. The Washington Coastal Resilience Project’s recent report not only provides policy makers with specific data about changes in the sea level for specific areas along the state’s 3,000 miles of coastline but how the land itself will either rise or fall over time and also the probability of the ranges of sea level changes through 2150. Sea levels are going up in Tacoma for example, while much of the land itself is lowering because of geological shifts. Until now, sea level changes were based on global data about the melting ice caps and then estimated down for local areas. The new research estimates rising water levels but also changes of the land elevation for points only five to seven miles apart along the coastline. “We basically zoomed in a lot more than previous studies were able to do,” said University of Washington Climate Impacts Group researcher Harriet Morgan. “This is the best available science for Washington state.” The report provides ranges of sea level changes for 171 different sites along Washington's coastlines. Several of those overlapping examination points provide information about Tacoma, specifically the Tideflats, which includes one of the region’s largest industrial centers. Based on results from the study, it is likely that Tacoma could see between seven and 14 inches of higher sea level by 2050 and 18 to 39 inches by the end of the century. The study then used the data to determine the statistical likelihood of each level of variations in those predictions. “While there is an abundance of scientific evidence demonstrating the role that climate change has on (sea level rise), localized data and projections are rare, according to the report. “This new, risk-based

information will allow planners and developers to better assess the impacts of SLR on their projects along Tacoma’s waterfront.” The three-year study was conducted by the Washington Department of Ecology and Washington Sea Grant through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Tacoma was one of two pilot communities that worked with researchers to examine potential impacts of both urban and rural communities. Tacoma, for example, has detailed data and risk probability that will allow for more advanced planning and maintenance of infrastructure like roads and bridges as well as the future siting of key community assets. That is where the study’s probability research comes into the discussion, since things like hospitals and fire stations must remain open and operational during floods or disasters. Parks, on the other hand, can simply close for a few days or weeks if they are flooded without much impact to the surrounding community. Areas with a high likelihood of flooding caused by rising sea levels would need sea walls or other flood-control designs if a developer eyed them for medical centers that wouldn’t be required for recreational areas. “The study gives them more information to develop those risk-benefit decisions,” Morgan said. The City of Tacoma is now looking for ways to best share the information to the community, developers and decision makers. “That will take us on that next step,” said the city’s Chief Sustainability Officer James Parvey. The new research comes as the city is embarking on a subarea plan of the Tideflats, which will review all of the land-use, zoning and environmental issues of the working waterfront. That means the research will certainly come up in those discussions, most likely along with ways to mitigate the rising waters with regional developments rather than just flood control features specific only to any new development. “These are some of the conversations we have to start having around the city,” Parvey said.

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STAFF EDITORIAL Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist emailed a letter to his supporter just hours after the polls closed on the primary election Tuesday. That email provided a link to a guest editorial in the Tacoma Weekly News that he called incorrectly an article. The guest editorial has since been removed from our website to avoid further confusion about news articles that have been vetted by journalists versus the work of writers who use our pages to express their opinions. The Tacoma Weekly News promotes the free distribution and discussion of ideas from a wide range of viewpoints through its guest editorial system. The inclusion of those opinions was not, are not and will not speak for the Tacoma Weekly News editorial board nor acts as endorsements of this ideas, statements or the candidates that guest opinion writers either support or oppose.

The Tacoma Weekly News has not endorsed Lindquist’s bid to remain in office. The majority of Pierce County voters in the primary election have voiced their opinion about him as well. Mary Robnett, a former chief criminal deputy prosecutor and assistant attorney general in the state’s Sexually Violent Predators unit, received 55 percent of the vote to unseat Lindquist. It speaks volumes that a newcomer to the chess match that is local politics has been able to match Lindquist’s campaign machine dollar for dollar as well as gain the endorsements of law enforcement officers from Tacoma, Pierce County and State Patrol troopers. One particular endorsement of Robnett comes from former Prosecutor Gerry Horne, the man who tapped Lindquist to replace him and has since regretted that decision, “Mary is ethical, tough and fair – ex-


EVEN HEROIC EFFORTS CAN’T PREVENT TRAGEDY SOMETIMES BY PAUL PASTOR PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF The first part of the Sheriff’s Department Mission Statement says that we will “Protect life and property…” But even when we make exceptional, heroic efforts to do so, we do not always succeed. This was the case last Sunday when a 13-year-old was swimming with his church group on Spanaway Lake. He dove underwater to retrieve a squirt gun but did not resurface. Immediately, members of the group searched for him. Others called 911. Deputies arrived at the park three minutes after the 911 call. The first three deputies to arrive removed their boots and vests, and ran into the water still wearing their uniforms. They dove down again and again. One deputy continued to do so for more than 20 minutes at depths of 12-15 feet. The two other deputies searched the shallower areas and kept watch over the deputy who was farther out in the lake.

A deputy on our dive team arrived and joined in the search efforts. A short time later, our dive team deputy located the boy underwater and brought him to shore. Central Pierce Medics who were standing by immediately began CPR and rushed the boy to Mary Bridge Hospital. I am sorry to report that he passed away within the hour. This was a tremendously sad and difficult outcome for the boy’s family and friends. Our deputies also felt the loss of the boy. Many of our deputies have kids and those present, as parents themselves, mourned with the family. Our deputies made every effort. But they were disappointed that they were not able to locate him sooner. Prayers for the family’s terrible loss. And my gratitude for the quick response, long-sustained efforts and compassion of the responding Deputies. "Blessed are those who mourn…” And blessed as well are those who risk themselves to prevent occasions for mourning.

AMERICAN GIVING SURPASSES $400 BILLION BY DON C. BRUNELL Believe it or not, there is good news to report these days. According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, last year Americans donated more than $410 billion in cash to non-profit organizations, which is up from $389 billion in 2016. Additionally, giving by individuals represented more than 70 percent of total contributions. “Americans’ record-breaking charitable giving in 2017 demonstrates that even in divisive times our commitment to philanthropy is solid. As people have more resources available, they are choosing to use them to make a difference, pushing giving over $400 billion,” said Aggie Sweeney, chair of Giving USA Foundation, reported last June in Giving USA. Contributions went up across the board, signaling that Americans seem to be giving according to their beliefs and interests, which are diverse and wide-ranging, Sweeney added. “The increase in giving in 2017 was generated in part by increases in the stock market, as evidenced by the nearly 20 percent growth in the S&P 500. Investment returns funded multiple very large gifts, most of which were given by individuals to their foundations, including two gifts of $1 billion or more,” said Amir Pasic, Ph.D., the Eugene R. Tempel dean of UI’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, in Giving USA. “This tells us that some of our most fortunate citizens are using their wealth to make some significant contributions to the common good.”

Washington State is blessed with some of America’s most generous people, strong corporate givers and charitable foundations. For example, Microsoft co-founder Bill and Melinda Gates combined their money with Nebraska’s Warren Buffett to provide over $50 billion in charitable funds. Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s other co-founder and his foundations, also based in Seattle, set aside over $650 million for charity. A key question on voters’ minds this year is did the 2017 federal tax cuts spur contributions? While it is too early to tell and 2018 Giving USA report should provide some answers, it did stimulate additional funding. “When Congress approved a tax-cut bill last December, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg pledged to devote $300 million to charitable contributions and workplace investments,” Alan Boyle, GeekWire’s aerospace and science editor, reported. Boeing earmarked $100 million shares for donations, workforce development and infrastructure enhancements for Boeing employees. Those funds are in addition to what Boeing already contributes in our state. The cash contribution is only part of the story. Many businesses, and those they employ, have jumped in with donated services and products that are not included in the Center’s calculations. In many ways, that generosity and willingness to help people in need is what defines America. For example, in our region, farmers recently joined firefighters to knock down massive wildfires devastating forests and fields surrounding the Columbia River Gorge. Many American corporations are among those

actly what the Prosecuting Attorney’s office needs after Lindquist. She’ll lift the cloud over the prosecutor’s office and remove the taint of politics that has pervaded there.” There is no doubt that the campaign ahead will be brutal as the Nov. 6 general election inches closer. Some of that bloodbath will most certainly splatter onto the pages of the Tacoma Weekly. Democracy is a messy business. But we can hope that if Lindquist truly wants to serve the residents of Pierce County that he will reflect on the voice of the primary voters. They want change. Either Lindquist can be that change in his own office or the voters of the county will make that change themselves by electing Robnett to unseat him. Lindquist’s post-primary email suggests the latter might be in order.

Letter to the Editor My open letter to The News Tribune Editorial Board: Your editorial “Protesting is fine, but where does Tacoma anti-Nazi group go next?” suggests that the Tacoma Against Nazis group “promote understanding, empathy and justice in a non-confrontational setting” regarding hate groups in our city. Wrong. There are white supremacists in Tacoma, lurking in shadows, instilling fear in our residents. Should Tacomans cringe, but keep quiet when white supremacists (including Tac Town Tattoo owners and staff ) hang “White Lives Matter” banners over I-5? Should our children worry about Confederate and Nazi flags hanging across the street from their school playground? Must our communities and neighbors of color wonder if they are safe in our city? No, no, and no. The grassroots group Tacoma Against Nazis brings people together to find solutions to these problems. Through letters, protests, talking to neighbors, and information sharing, we will help make Tacoma a city that has no room for white supremacists. News Tribune, you need to decide where you stand. You have normalized white supremacy and offered sympathy to white supremacist group members. Your Editorial Board should be ashamed. Educate yourselves about what is happening in Tacoma, and diversify your Editorial Board so you serve our whole, multi-racial, multi-cultural Tacoma community. Do better, TNT. Evelyn Fielding Lopez Tacoma, WA

responding to natural disasters. For example, Walmart, the second largest corporate philanthropic company, and the Walmart Foundation donated more than $35 million to 2017 disaster relief efforts resulting from hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerta Rico. Those contributions have greatly augmented our military and FEMA responses. As generous as our large companies are, the vast majority of charity in America – and here in Washington – is quietly donated by small businesses and individuals who never make the headlines. One notable exception is Jim McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston. When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast, he opened his stores to those left homeless. He did the same when many New Orleans residents retreated to Houston after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While some may focus on what is wrong with America, our philanthropy is what we continue to do well. Don Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at

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speak on topics of their own expertise and personal life experiences, participation in the meeting is both fun and entertaining. Practice: It is through practice that you acquire your skills. Every Toastmasters meeting provides opportunities to practice and improve. Experienced members of the club serve as mentors, but all members bring with them strengths that can inspire and guide others. Practice without feedback could just develop into a bad habit. In a Toastmasters club, you learn how to provide feedback in a constructive manner, so you are learning as well as helping others to grow. Recognition: There’s nothing like recognition to fuel our perseverance. It’s a wonderful feeling to walk to the front of a room supported by rousing applause. During your speech, you

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McGovern-Pilant echoed Henson-Williams’ comments. “I am grateful to be leaving EFN in the capable hands of Michelle. I have done my part to grow our organization over the past 10 years and it is now time to pass the baton. I am confident that with her talent, enthusiasm, and commitment Michelle will lead the organization to the next level.” Douglas currently serves as EFN’s deputy director and has spent the past year and a half advancing the organization’s development and communications departments, as well as learning the ins and outs of the organization’s operations. Previously, Douglas served as executive director of the Rainbow Center in Tacoma and as operations manager at the Center for Dialogue and Resolution. In addition to her leadership experience, Douglas has an extensive background in the food industry, including catering, hospitality, and service. Her longtime desire to provide food for people, her commitment to making a difference in the community, and her strong leadership skills makes her a perfect fit for leading Emergency Food Network in fulfilling their mission “to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse, and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry.”  “It is an honor to follow in Helen’s footsteps,” said Douglas. “Her dedication and innovations have set EFN apart from other organizations. I am thrilled to take on this role as executive director and am grateful to the staff, board, and community for trusting me to continue the vital work of feeding our neighbors in need.”  BAGPIPES, BEARDS AND MORE AT ANNUAL BRIGADE ENCAMPMENT Step back in time to the early days of the Washington Territory at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s annual Brigade Encampment.  This event recreates the lively visit of a large group of fur traders, known as a brigade, to the Fort in 1855. This year’s Brigade Encampment will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Aug. 11 and 12. Admission is $10-$15, or free for children 3 and younger. For more information, visit or call

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Editor-in-Chief of Savvy Family Magazine, a publication that focuses on families from “Baby Bump to Bon Voyage!” Bird + Duck Media is currently planning the 2019 South Sound Wedding & Event magazine issues, a rejuvenated digital campaign that highlights wedding and event vendors in the South Sound region, the launching of a revamped website, the 12th annual South Sound Wedding Show in Olympia on Jan. 27, 2019, as well as the all new South Sound Wedding Show in Puyallup on Feb. 23, 2019. BOY SCOUTS SPONSOR CLAY CLASSIC The Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host the inaugural BSA Clay Classic on Sept. 15 at the Evergreen Sportsman’s Club in Olympia. The event is to raise money for the Friends of Scouting program, which supports Scouting activities, scholarships and camp improvements in the South Sound area. There will be a flurry shoot, games, and practice rounds before the event as well as prize opportunities during the luncheon portion of the event. The BSA Clay Classic is a traditional sporting clay event, a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun.” The course includes 13 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain that simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. The event is limited to 13 teams of six shooters. You can register individually, as an entire squad, or multiple squads at the Scouts’ website at pacificharbors. org/master-events-page/2018/9/15/ bsa-clay-classic-charity-shoot?rq=clay classic.

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t Old City Hall From page 5 Class A office, which is in hot demand downtown. Other areas of the building include shared work spaces and laboratory facilities. About 5,000 square feet of the building would be used for retail options and another 5,000 square feet would house food and beverage operations. The specifics of the tenant mix would come from an advisory board comprised of representatives from University of Washington-Tacoma, and the information technology and real estate sectors. Donald M. Golden, chief executive officer of Greenspring in Tacoma, has a proposal with a more artsy approach: an art gallery, artist space and offices on the Pacific Avenue side of the building, small retail shops on the Commerce Street side and research facilities on the second floor. The third and fourth floors would offer 20 affordable housing units for artists’ live/work studios, and then a wellness studio in the penthouse. Nathan Schlundt and Associates will be the historic preservation expert. Eli Moreno, managing member of Surge Tacoma, proposes a mixed-use project with a restaurant in the basement and bar on Pacific Avenue, nearly 20,000 square feet of retail space on the first and second floors, more than 20,000 square feet of office and shared working space for a technology center on the third and fourth floors. The fifth floor would house 40 micro apartments that would be a mix of market and affordable rates. The rooftop atrium would be two restaurants and event space. The development team consists of Harlow & Falk

LLP, NBS Financial, Pacific Engineering, Easyway Contractors, CBRE and Artifacts Consulting, Inc. The out-of-town proposal comes from Seattle-based Urban Villages’ Grant McCargo. He proposed a mixed-use development with city-leased and managed business incubator space on the lower floors. The proposal also calls for 110 furnished micro, short-term housing units on the second, third and fourth floors. The fifth floor and clock tower would offer eateries and event spaces. The development team includes Chinn Construction, Swenson-Say-Faget Engineering and Heritage Consulting Group. The city bought 125-year-old Old City Hall three years ago for $4 million when it was appraised for just $1.6 million because the previous owner, the Stratford Co., had allowed the building to fall into disrepair. A previous call for proposals included the $4 million and gained no serious interest with developers. The second call, however, didn’t include a set price tag and drew the five proposals currently under review. “The renovation of Old City Hall will add to the vitality of the evolving St. Helens District, which will celebrate McMenamins’ opening in 2019,” said City Manager Elizabeth Pauli. Whatever future use Old City Hall will ultimately house, the operations will be high profile since Old City Hall is a major landmark in the city and located in a section of downtown that is increasingly becoming an entertainment hub, most notably because of the much-anticipated renovation of the former Elks Temple. Portland-based McMenamins is spending $34 million to turn the long-mothballed facility into a niche hotel and entertainment center by next spring.

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t Canoe From page 4 givers of life... Mr. Speaker, today I want to express my gratitude to the Puyallup Tribe for hosting this important event and for all that they have done to strengthen our region for so long…” Councilwoman Miller told the crowd to give itself applause for participating. “I look at these children and elders out here dancing and it brings tears to my eyes to see that we can all come together like this and enjoy ourselves,” she said. “This is something that has been coming to us for a long time. For many, many years we have worked to bring these traditions back.” For Councilman Tim Reynon, canoe journey meant something very special to him in his own personal life, which he shared with the audience. “I stand here today before you as one of those children that was removed from the reservation as a child before the Indian Child Welfare Act. We didn’t grow up with the canoes, in this canoe culture, so this week was the first time in my life that I’ve spent the entire week here witnessing what was happening on the floor. I have been truly uplifted and strengthened by your medicine.” Throughout the day, songs and dances were interspersed with giving thanks to security personnel and all volunteers, the kitchen staff and grill staff, the traditional healers who worked with so many individuals throughout the week…everyone. The

cooks and kitchen staff got a hearty round of applause for all the delicious and traditionally healthy foods they cooked – breakfast and dinner every day – in addition to setting up dining areas and taking them down, making sure everyone had enough to eat and paying special attention to the elders to make sure all their needs were met at mealtimes and afterward. In a touching tribute, staff from the Community Domestic Violence Advocacy Program (CDVAP) took the floor to address the missing and murdered indigenous men and woman that all tribes suffer in grief for. Throughout the week, there was an open invitation for anyone who wished to write the name of their missing/murdered loved one on a mini-paddle to be hung on a quilt with the others. By canoe journey’s end, nearly 200 paddles hung on the quilt, and their names were read aloud on that final Sunday as their family members stood by and the quilt was displayed for all to witness. Canoe Committee Chairman Chester Earl spoke lovingly to the crowd in appreciation and humility. “We have poured our hearts out and we love you. We have given you our best,” he said. “We have heard many testimonies of the healing that has taken place the last three and a half weeks. Thank you to our Tribal Council, to all our elders, to the Culture Department and Connie McCloud, and thank you to the Puyallup Tribe’s Canoe Committee. I want to thank my wife, my children, my grandbaby. They have sacrificed a lot during the planning and preparation to bring this all together. Thank you.”







Tacoma shortstop Zach Vincej gets to the plate a moment behind the tag and is called out. After kicking off the season with a sizzling start, Vincej has struggled at the plate, as has also happened with pretty much the Rainiers’ collective roster. Tacoma is tied with Omaha for second to last in team batting average (.257) for the entire Pacific Coast League. It's been a year of feast or famine on the scoreboard for the Rainiers.



t has been a long journey with a few bumps in the road for the Tacoma Rainiers this season. While the club has hovered around the .500 mark all season, the Tyler Street boys have been unable to put together the sort of run that catapults a team into lasting contention for a division pennant. Now, with just 25 games remaining on the season, Tacoma finds itself trailing the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern Division leaders by what may be an insurmountable 9.5 games in the standings. In our last issue, we mentioned the need for a minor miracle to get the Rainiers back in the heat of the race. The window of opportunity opened slightly over the past week, but unfortunately, Tacoma was unable to capitalize. Over the previous seven games, the division-leading Fresno Grizzlies could muster just three wins. There were possibly four games for Tacoma to pick up on the leaders, but it wasn’t in the cards for the Rainiers. Despite playing all seven games at home, Tacoma was only able to match

Fresno’s 3-4 mark and gained zero ground in the standings. Now, we’re looking past the minor miracles, and kicking it up a notch into the realm of major miracles. This is what it is going to take for Tacoma to get even close to Fresno. A complete collapse by the Grizzlies, coupled with an equally massive collapse by the second-place Reno Aces could open the door for a late-season run that fans would go on to tell their grandchildren about some day. Of course, that would mean the Rainiers would have to find a way to finally put together the sort of winning streak that has eluded them all season. While it’s not impossible to gain 9.5 games in the standings with just 25 games remaining, it would require a combination of epic losses and an epic finish by the parties involved. The odds are about as long as they can be for the Rainiers, but that just makes our hometown team an even more lovable underdog. The summer at Cheney Stadium has been magnificent this season. The temperatures and weather have turned out to be fantastic, and the Rainiers have at least delivered a .500 home record so far (29-29). There are 11 home games remaining on the season. If

the crowd sizes from the previous home stand are any sort of example, it’s probably time to snatch up some tickets for the final games, because there’s not going to be a ton of them available. Let’s take a look at the past week of Tacoma Rainiers action. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Rainiers welcomed the Oklahoma City Dodgers to Cheney Stadium. A crowd of 6,723 fans came out to witness a six-arm pitching gem by the Dodgers, as the Tacoma bats were silenced to the tune of just three hits in a 3-0 loss. Oklahoma City rolled out six pitchers on the night, and a double by designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach was the lone bit of fireworks for Tacoma. Starting pitcher Ross Detwiler (2-5) was saddled with the loss, despite putting in a solid six innings of work, while giving up just two earned runs. The following night, Tacoma’s bats woke up a little, but the Rainiers’ 10 hits only managed to put three men across home plate. A crowd of 5,335 saw the Dodgers turn back Tacoma by a score of 6-3, and it was another up and down performance by Tacoma starting pitcher Rob Whalen (7-5). Whalen gave

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You may not have known it unless you were there, but Clover Park High School spent the weekend hosting national champions. These champions just happen to be playing the niche sport of pickleball and look a bit older than one might have expected. From August 3-5 Clover Park High School served as the site for the Washington State Senior Games Pickleball Tournament. The tournament consisted of men’s singles, women’s singles and mixed doubles with participants ranging from 50 to 74. This year’s tournament was particularly important as winners were able to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games. According to the official website, the goal of the Washington State Senior Games is to provide athletic and competitive opportunities for seniors while encouraging camaraderie and a healthy lifestyle. Craig Hamilton, from Fircrest, who played in the men’s doubles in the 50-59 age group, agrees saying, “It’s great to stay active when you’re over 50 and pickleball is a sport you can play forever and the pickleball crowd are really fun people.” Pickleball is a traditionally lesser known sport yet it holds a tight-knit community of players and spectators. The game itself, which was created in Bainbridge Island by former State Representative Joel Pritchard, is a cross between tennis and table tennis where players use a paddle to hit a ball similar to a wiffle over a threefoot net. The sport is popular among tennis players who are drawn to the familiar rules and the smaller court. Hamilton said tournaments are a type of reunion for the pickleball community. This idea of community seemed present throughout the day as the tournament had a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. During warmups, opponents could be heard getting to know each other personally and during games jokes and acknowledgments of a great play could be heard frequently. Once they were done playing players would often camp out with others under tents to watch and support the other players. Other players volunteered to set up the courts and help ref games. While players were having fun and engaging with


Despite sizzling temperatures in Lakewood, Washington State Senior Games competitors took it all in stride on the pickleball courts. Between the men's and women's competitions, a total of 48 gold medals were handed out the champions. others, there was certainly still a competitive energy in each game. Some of the players were former collegiate athletes or are nationally ranked in their respective age group or have played at the National Senior Games before so the competition was strong. In addition, while players were grouped by age they were also broken up by skill level. Games moved quickly and the powerful hit of the ball off paddles created a non-stop echo along with the scuff of sneakers bouncing back and forth across the courts. While the sport of pickleball is still working to gain popularity, it continues to have dedicated followers eager to share their sport. Doug Gardner, from University Place, and Hamilton’s doubles partner, wants


people to know that the sport of pickleball is available to all and strongly encourages others to come and get involved. If there’s one theme to take away from the tournaments it is that there is a community of players ready to embrace new players with experience and a joy for the game. Garner and Hamilton would have to settle for the men's doubles silver medal this year, as they were edged by the duo of Scott Lennan and Glen Peterson in the finals. For results visit secure.pickleballtournaments. com/ and for more information on the Washington State Senior Games visit

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Spanaway Lake Sentinels Home – Art Crate Stadium 08/31 @Gig Harbor 09/07 Decatur 09/14 @Bethel 09/20 Mt. Tahoma 09/28 Lincoln 10/05 @Bonney Lake 10/12 @Lakes 10/19 Wilson 10/26 @Stadium

Puyallup Vikings Home – Sparks Stadium 08/31 Bellarmine 09/07 @Emerald Ridge 09/14 Sumner 09/21 @Graham Kapowsin 09/28 @Union 10/06 Olympia 10/12 @South Kitsap 10/19 Curtis 10/26 @Rogers Rogers Rams Home – Sparks Stadium 08/31 @Curtis 09/06 South Kitsap 09/14 @Olympia 09/22 Skyview 09/28 Sumner 10/05 @Emerald Ridge 10/12 Bellarmine 10/18 @Graham Kapowsin 10/26 Puyallup Sumner Spartans Home – Sunset Stadium 08/31 @South Kitsap 09/07 Olympia 09/14 @Puyallup 09/21 Curtis 09/28 @Rogers 10/04 Camas 10/12 Emerald Ridge 10/19 @Bellarmine 10/26 @Graham Kapowsin 3A PIERCE COUNTY LEAGUE Bethel Braves Home – Art Crate Stadium 08/31 Battle Ground 09/07 @O’Dea 09/14 Spanaway Lake 09/21 @Wilson 09/28 @Mt. Tahoma 10/04 Lakes 10/12 Stadium 10/19 @Bonney Lake 10/26 Lincoln Bonney Lake Panthers Home – Sunset Stadium 08/31 Franklin Pierce 09/07 @Timberline 09/14 Stadium 09/21 @Lincoln 09/28 Lakes

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3A SOUTH SOUND CONFERENCE Gig Harbor Tides Home – Roy Anderson Field 08/31 Spanaway Lake 09/07 @Curtis 09/14 @Timberline 09/21 Yelm 09/28 North Thurston 10/05 @Capital 10/12 Shelton 10/19 @Peninsula 10/26 @Central Kitsap

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1A NISQUALLY LEAGUE Cascade Christian Cougars Home – Sunset Stadium 08/31 @Orting 09/08 North Beach 09/22 Steilacoom 09/29 Bellevue Christian 10/05 @Chimacum 10/13 Vashon Island 10/19 @Charles Wright 10/25 @Klahowya 11/03 Port Townsend

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SATURDAY, AUG. 11 - USL SOCCER San Antonio FC vs. Sounders S2 Cheney Stadium - 7 p.m. THURSDAY, AUG. 16 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 17 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SATURDAY, AUG. 18 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 19 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 1:35 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 21 – BASEBALL Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 – BASEBALL Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. THURSDAY, AUG. 23 – BASEBALL Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 24 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SATURDAY, AUG. 25 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 26 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 1:35 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 27 – BASEBALL El Paso vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG 31 - FOOTBALL Camas vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 31 – FOOTBALL Eisenhower vs. Stadium Stadium Bowl – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 31 – FOOTBALL Capital vs. Lakes Harry Lang Stadium – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 31 – FOOTBALL Bellarmine vs. Puyallup Sparks Stadium – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 31 – FOOTBALL Rogers vs. Curtis Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 31 – FOOTBALL Sequim vs. Washington Franklin Pierce Stadium – 7 p.m. SUNDAY, SEPT. 2 - USL SOCCER Orange County SC vs. Sounders S2 Cheney Stadium - 1:30 p.m.   WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 - USL SOCCER Tulsa Roughnecks vs. Sounders S2 Cheney Stadium - 7 p.m.   WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 – VOLLEYBALL Kentwood vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine Prep – 7:15 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 – PRO BOXING Battle at the Boat 117 Emerald Queen Casino – 7 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 – VOLLEYBALL Tahoma vs. Curtis Curtis High School – 7:15 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 - USL SOCCER Phoenix Rising FC vs. Sounders S2 Cheney Stadium - 7 p.m.


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Over the course of a season, the Tacoma Rainiers often don the colors of our local universities for special game nights. On Friday, Aug. 3, the Rainiers looked sensational wearing the purple and gold of the University of Washington Huskies and the Tacoma bats dropped a "Purple Rain" on the Oklahoma City Dodgers with a 13-1 drubbing of the visitors. Tacoma batters combined for 19 hits, while the pitching staff kept the Dodgers in check. Tacoma's final home stand of the season begins on Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Fresno Grizzlies. The last home game is on Monday, Aug. 27, against the El Paso Chihuahuas.

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Offensive punch on the way for Tacoma Stars


Mike Ramos (left) and Nick Perera (right) are the sort of one-two offensive combination that Tacoma Stars fans should get excited about, while the rest of the Major Arena Soccer League should take note. With Perera commanding constant defensive attention near the opposition's goal, a weapon like Ramos on the wings is bound to turn into points for Stars. Tacoma's home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. The Tacoma Stars have announced the return of international soccer player and Washington native Mike Ramos to the roster for the 2018-19 Major Arena Soccer League season. In 21 appearances for the Stars, Ramos netted 11 goals along with five assists during the 2015-16 MASL regular season and playoffs. Ramos dazzled MASL defenses, while becoming an instant fan favorite with his last-second goals. Ramos has found success in both the indoor and outdoor game. A Seattle University alum, Ramos was selected by Toronto FC in the 2015 Major League Soccer draft. Along with games with the Seattle Sounders FC 2, Ramos has seen action with the Puerto Rico National Team as well. Stars coaches will be looking for Ramos to increase the offensive production of the team this coming season. Head coach Darren Sawatzky said “Mike represents the Northwest and the Tacoma Stars. He was a huge piece of the 2.0 version of professional indoor soccer here and he can score goals. We are very excited to bring Mike home and have him light up the stat column for us.” Tacoma fans are already excited about the addition of Ramos, considering the fact that the Stars have also re-signed leading scorer Nick Perera. The two players have never shared the field together and the offensive possibilities from the combination should be mouth watering. Perera joined the Stars last season and appeared in

12 games after arriving via trade with the Syracuse Silver Knights. Perera scored 20 goals to go with 10 assists in uniform with Tacoma after notching six points in three games with Syracuse. In 93 career MASL games Perera has 93 goals and 83 assists for 176 points. “I’m very proud and excited to be playing for the Tacoma Stars this season,” said Perera. “I felt an immediate connection with the players, fans and the organization. It’s a privilege to work with such wonderful people. Special thanks have to go out to Coach Darren Sawatzky and Lane Smith for welcoming me into the Tacoma Stars family.” Also returning for the Stars will beFederal Way native Troy Peterson. The hard-nosed defender appeared in all 22 regular season games last season as well as every playoff game. In those 25 games, Peterson notched five goals and six assists for a MASL career high 11 points. One of the anchors of a tough Tacoma defense, Peterson has played in 44 games for the Stars over his two seasons totaling 15 points. For his MASL total, he has 54 games to his credit with nine goals and eight assists. "Troy is a steady force for us with the Stars and we are happy to have him back,” said Sawatzky. “You always know what you are getting with him and occasionally he scores a goal or makes a tackle that keeps you in the game. Troy epitomizes this new generation of the Stars and having his local presence for years to

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come will be important for us.” The Stars have also extended the contract of Sawatzky and all-world goalkeeper Danny Waltman for another two seasons. “Having the opportunity to work with the Tacoma Stars and build something the fans can be proud of is very humbling,” said Sawatzky. “We all appreciate the opportunity and really look forward to building on the pieces that got us into the playoffs last year. A big thank you to Lane Smith for bringing back the Stars and giving us the reins to build a winner.” Per MASL and team policies, terms of the coaching and player financial agreements were not disclosed. In additional MASL news, the league has welcomed back the Dallas Sidekicks after a year away from competition. Tacoma indoor soccer fans are well-acquainted with the Sidekicks, as the club from Dallas edged the Stars for the 1987 MISL championship in overtime in front of an all-time, indoor soccer attendance record of 21,724 fans in the Tacoma Dome. The Stars are making it easy to guarantee opening night seats plus tickets to two additional matches with a special three-game pack. Catch all the action of three big games starting at just $55. Deposits are now being taken for 2018-19 Tacoma Stars season tickets. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84 or go to Tacoma Stars games are streamed live on with live stats available at



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2B PACIFIC LEAGUE Chief Leschi Warriors Home – Chief Leschi Stadium 08/31 Crescent 09/07 @Ocosta

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t Rainiers From page 11 up five earned runs over five innings of work, while striking out five Dodger batters and issuing three walks. A home run by right fielder Ben Gamel and a double by center fielder Ian Miller were the offensive highlights for the Rainiers. Tacoma’s offense would explode for 19 hits on Friday, Aug. 3, as the Rainiers thumped the Dodgers by a score of 13-1, in front of 6,394 fans. The Rainiers’ batters would hit four home runs and three doubles in their eight innings of work. Starting pitcher Bryan Evans (4-1) earned the victory, putting in 6.2 innings of work, while surrendering just one earned run and striking out five Oklahoma City batters. On Saturday, Aug. 4, Tacoma welcomed the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to Cheney Stadium and their winning ways continued with a 9-3 victory. Tacoma batters pounced on the Sky Sox pitching with

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1B SEA-TAC LEAGUE Evergreen Lutheran Eagles Home – Franklin Pierce Stadium 09/08 Mary M Knight 09/14 @Darrington 09/22 Quilcene 09/28 @Muckleshoot 10/06 @Seattle Lutheran 10/13 Tacoma Baptist 10/20 Rainier Christian 10/27 @Quilcene

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15 hits in the game, including a total of five doubles. Starting pitcher Casey Lawrence hurled a gem, going five innings, while giving up just one earned run and striking out five batters. Four Tacoma relievers would wrap things up for the Rainiers in front of a crowd of 7,279 happy fans. The Rainiers would fall victim to some excellent pitching the following afternoon, losing by a score of 6-1. Tacoma was unable to get much going offensively, tallying just five hits on the day. After looking sharp in his previous outings, starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez stumbled a bit in his four innings of work, yielding three earned runs, while issuing two walks and striking out four. The crowd of 7,100 would have to settle for a solo home run by Vogelbach and a double from Miller. Tacoma would rebound on Monday, Aug. 6, with a 3-2 victory in 10 innings. Colorado Springs would take a 2-1 lead in the top of the 10th inning, but Tacoma answered in the bottom half. Second baseman Gordon Beckham slapped a walk-off double, scoring Gamel and third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean for the

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win. Detwiler delivered a solid 6.1 innings of work, surrendering just one earned run, while striking out four batters. Reliever Shawn Armstrong (2-4) would garner the win with his one inning of work in the 10th inning. A huge crowd of 7,229 would come out for a matinee the following day, as Tacoma and Colorado Springs closed their four-game series under clear, sunny skies. On the mound, Whalen (7-6) would prove to be the Rainiers’ undoing, as he gave up four earned runs (seven total) in just 3.1 innings of work in the 8-4 loss. Two doubles from center fielder Andrew Aplin and another from Mejias- Brean were the sole offensive sparks for Tacoma, with Aplin accounting for all four runs batted in. Tacoma returns home for its final home stand of the season on Thursday, Aug. 16. The Rainiers will host Fresno for a four game set, followed by three games against Reno. The home stand will conclude with a four-game set against the El Paso Chihuahuas, beginning on Friday, Aug. 24, which will also be the final post-game fireworks show of the season.


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Tacoma’s TJ Walker embarks on new project melding film, music, comic books and smart phone app


Top) Well-known actor Noel Gugliemi, from “The Walking Dead” and many other shows and movies, has a big role in “Green Fiction,” the latest multi-platform film and comic book project undertaken by Tacoma’s TJ Walker. (Middle) The project’s film director Rick Walters is shown with some of the female leads of the sci fi anthology. (Bottom) In the foreground is Walker, the creative force behind the “Green Fiction” project.



acoma’s TJ Walker, head of a multifaceted media operation called JWalk Entertainment, is hard at work on his next project. “Green Fiction” is billed as a science fiction anthology where “Sci Fi and marijuana collide.” The gritty crime drama of a drug deal gone wrong is melded with a science fiction story line in which a super strain of cannabis called “Supreme” has powerful physical effects on some of its users. Enhanced underworld types, bad cops and good cops are plunged into a maelstrom of conflict. Walker likes to bring a maximum of technology to bear in his storytelling – in order to deliver a full immersion effect. The story is told through film that is augmented by some great music. A soundtrack featuring rock and rap heightens the energy of the viewing experience. Heavy hitters like DJ Khaled, E40 and Ice-T are deployed in the crafting of the music that undergirds the

film anthology. Not content with just film, and all the magic of its technology, Walker, originally a comic book artist himself, is overseeing production of a series of comic books that will go with each episode of the story. Using a smart phone app, these comic books can be supercharged. A user scans a page of the comic book with their smart phone and can watch some of the action unfold. Further, there is a choose-your-ownadventure aspect to the project, which allows for individual audience members to exercise some choice in shaping the contours of the overall experience. Shooting for “Green Fiction” started in Tacoma late last month. The project is expected to span five episodes, each divided into six parts. The big-name talent brought in for the show is Noel Gugliemi, who has appeared in “The Walking Dead,” “The Fast and the Furious,” “Training Day,” “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Bruce Almighty” and many other films and television shows. The project also features a diverse

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6th annual kite festival at Chambers Bay


Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place played host to Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s Sixth Annual Kite Festival on Saturday, Aug. 4, courtesy of the Pierce County Kitefliers Association. But kites were not the only attraction of the sunny and breezy event. Carlos Gaspar certainly did his part to draw a crowd with his bubble-making talents.


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McKinley Hill Street Fair to give away 1,200 backpacks stuffed with school supplies The McKinley Hill Street Fair will take place Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the intersection of South 35th Street and McKinley Avenue, just up from the Tacoma Dome. The McKinley Hill Street Fair is a full day of family fun in East Tacoma. The event is a partnership between the Dometop Neighborhood Alliance and the Tacoma Christian Center. Together they provide 1,200 free stuffed backpacks, a free huge youth carnival, a 90-foot, live aerosol art wall, a food truck alley, live music all day, four beer gardens, Artisans Avenue (handcrafted vendors), awesome general vendors, Disney princesses, Superheroes and more. There is also free skateboarding with Alchemy Skateboarding. The priority is for all youth to have fun in the sun and it all begins with the giving away of 1,200 free backpacks stuffed with traditional school supplies. The backpacks are given away free to youth K-12th grade. At the huge carnival for youth, the games and prizes are all free. The health fair offers free school physicals, dental checkups and lots of info and freebies for everyone. Don’t miss out on the general vendors giving away loads of great items between the performances of the bands. Items given away on stage include bikes, craft parties, leggings, sports items, gift cards, food and T-shirts. There’s a great chance you will leave this street fair with some free swag. The McKinley Hill Street Fair doubles as the official Food Truck Festival of East Tacoma with loads of seating in Food Truck Alley, so bring your appetite. In the heart of the street fair sits 11 food trucks and specialty foods vendors. The amazing smell of burgers, BBQ, pizza, catfish, baked potatoes and sweet treats is enough to make any foodie smile. Deciding what to sample is the hard part. The McKinley Hill Street Fair features crafters and artists selling their goods in Artisans Avenue. You’ll walk away from this diverse street full of vendors with unique items you can’t find anywhere else. Many amazing new vendors have been added to the 2018 street fair line up.


The street fair’s Chalk Art Zone transforms a section of pavement into a giant canvas for artists of all ages. Please feel free to grab a handful of chalk and share your artwork. This is a fun artistic landscape for young and old. Street doodling is for all. Take a walk down Graffiti Alley to watch a 90-foot mural go up. Chat with the artists and watch them work. Graffiti Alley is tucked away next to Fergie’s on the Ave. The Duenas crew and friends tackle the massive wall with live aerosol art. The neighborhood is gifted every year with a huge piece of amazing art to enjoy. Swing by and say hello while they paint. Four outdoor beer gardens with full bar menus have something for everyone. The Top of Tacoma, Parky’s, Fergie’s and the VFW 969 will host adult fairgoers. The cold drinks never run out and the gardens

are great places to stay cool while listening to the bands. Band lineup: • 10 a.m. Hearts for Kids (dancers) • 10:30 a.m. Unified Culture (reggae, island reggae, groove) • 12 p.m. Peacemaker Nation (island soul, R&B, hip hop, pop rock) • 1:30 p.m. Bryson Foster Band (pop-soul, hip hop, R&B, blues) • 3 p.m. Two-story Zori (rock, reggae, ska) For more information, go to

Sate your appetite at fourth annual Mobile Food Fest


The first Mobile Food Fest was such a success that it has become an annual tradition. A variety of food trucks with a mixture of tastes from all over the Puget Sound will be invited to share their fare for all you “foodies” to enjoy! The event will take place from Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will utilize the grass outfields at Sprinker Recreation Center, which is located at 14824 C St. S., Tacoma (Spanaway/ Parkland.) Bring your blanket and grab a spot in the grass to enjoy your favorite tastes of the day.

Entrance into the Food Fest is free. Food is purchased from each truck. A beer garden and stage with live bands will make this an event you won’t want to miss. Concert lineup: • 11:30 1:30 p.m.: The Olson Brothers Band (country, rock) • 2-3:30 p.m.: Buddy Ritchie & The Bopper (50s and 60s) • 4-6 p.m.: The John Welsh Band (Latin, African, reggae)

Food Trucks: • Arnolds Happy Days • Athena’s • Beanfish • Bliss Small Batch Creamery • Boy Scout Troop – Snow Cones • Crisp Creperie • Hamhock Jones • Jonz Catering • Kama’aina Grill • Lumpia World • Mini The Dough-Nut

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Grammy Award-winning guitarist Larry Mitchell played Louie G’s Aug. 3


(Lower left) Award-winning guitarist and all around awesome human, Larry Mitchell, returned to the Louie G’s stage on Aug. 3. Tacoma Weekly photographer Bill Bungard was on hand to catch some of the action. More photogenic were the Late September Dogs, a Seattle-based female fronted rock band in the vein of Heart and Aerosmith.

WSHM HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL KID MAKER MARKET Is your kid arty or crafty or entrepreneurial? Entrepreneurial makers ages 4-18 are invited to bring their hand-crafted items to sell at a special Kids’ Maker Market, inspired by the exhibition “Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse,” which is currently on view at Washington State History Museum. The Kids’ Maker Market will be held on Aug. 16, Free Third Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. This is an opportunity for youth to experience the creative process, bring their ideas to life and exercise business skills. Local maker Allison Stewart Bishins of Handmade PNW is organizing this event for the History Museum. Tables can be rented for $10. For visitors who want to make something of their own, Tinkertopia will be on hand with a craft table. Shoppers can also enjoy snacks while they peruse the kids' art and items available for sale. Free entry, free snacks and free Tinkertopia make and take crafts. What’s not to like? Handmade PNW (started by Happy Fox Studio) organizes events to support and encourage makers in Tacoma. Questions? Please e-mail Allison at For more information, visit


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Folk duo Planes on Paper come to Alma Mater in support of ‘Edge Markings’ album

The Things We Like UPCOMING EVENTS: AUG. 10, 5-9 P.M. AND AUG. 11 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M.

Fircrest Fun Days

Fircrest Park, 555 Contra Costa Ave., Fircrest This two-day event will feature entertainment from local bands, kids rides, games, arts and crafts, food booths, live entertainment and a Saturday night fireworks show. There will be a performance of the Shahdoroba Dancers and music by Indigo Jazz and Blue Power Revue.  INFO: SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 5 P.M.

Steve's Drunk History

The Zodiac Supper Club, 1116 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma Join Steve Dunkelberger on a tipsy tour that will hit the Tacoma Muni Building and the Hilltop. Stories to include: The Bird Hex; Candy, candy, candy; the battle of the Hilltop; urban planning 19th century style – yes, that controversy. And, of course, there will be a look at the Knights of Pythias lodge if anyone wants to have a goosy gander.  INFO: SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 9 A.M.

Model T Class

LeMay Collections at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma With three foot pedals, one hand lever, and two hand controls the Tin Lizzy makes for a very different driving experience. Classes are being held on: Aug. 12, Sept. 8, and Sept. 16. Each class includes a history overview and individualized driver’s education. Cost $150 per person.  INFO: (253) 272-2336 or e-mail or visit SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 4-8 P.M.

21st annual Polynesian Luau

Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts its 21st annual Polynesian Luau. There will be cultural dances representing the islands of Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Tokelau, New Zealand, Samoa and Guam. Live music will be performed by the Alex Kaeka Ukulele Club. There will be a delicious island menu and cultural booths from the different islands. Island desserts will be available for tasting. The special guest is Kap Teo-tafiti, world renowned fire dancer. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your tickets at


Planes on Paper, a folk duo consisting of Jen Borst and Navid Eliot, will perform at Alma Mater Aug. 17 in support of “Edge Markings,” the group’s first full-length album.


To be human is to know the tragedy of loss. The young grow old, the healthy become sick, the living pass away. Everything that we find to be sweet is subject to corruption. And what is more sweet than the first spell of romantic love? The very sweetness of it makes it all the more tragic when things begin to go wrong. At best, it is going to get dragged down into the realm of the ordinary and the commonplace. At worst you’re in for bitterness, heartache and loneliness. Some of our spiritual and wisdom traditions suggest that tragedy and suffering is not to be avoided – rather, it is through that difficult route that we gain a deeper experience and understanding of what it means to be alive. New love can be experienced even more deeply in retrospect when it is seen highlighted against the darkness of the tragedy of its demise. Perhaps we don’t reach the heighth of love until after it is lost and we experience it as an aching loss oozing with the syrup of nostalgia. Many of the songs in “Edge Markings,” a new album by the folk duo Planes on Paper, are thick with this feeling of lost love. It is because of loss that the songs strike deeply. The lovely music with which they are crafted – the clarity of crystalline guitar strings accompanied by buttery vocal harmonies – beguile the listener into inviting the music into his or her being. Once enthralled, the listener is then visited by reminders of all of the wounds that are borne and all the hurts that have been inflicted. And in this suffering through music there is something enriching and even pleasurable as a balm. Planes on Paper consists of Jen Borst and Navid Eliot as the center of the group with Eliot on guitar and

 INFO: (253) 383-3900 or AUG. 17 AND 18, 7:30 P.M.; AUG. 19 2 P.M. both performing vocals. On the album, they are joined by Faustine Hudson on percussion, with Mikey Gervais and Jacob Navarro playing other instruments. The group will perform in support of the new album at Tacoma’s Alma Mater Aug. 17, 8 p.m. as part of their West Coast tour. “Edge Markings” is the group’s debut full-length record. It was recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, Calif. by engineer Scott McDowell. The album of 10, sumptuous songs was released in June. The title “Edge Markings” could refer to the line on the edge of the road that you are not supposed to stray beyond while driving. If you go over the line, trouble is involved. Here, the songs function as those edge markers, showing modern life as veering dangerously close to the boundary between the safe and the dangerous. Do we want to cross the line? Maybe. On just the musical level, Eliot’s ringing guitar strings and Borst’s velvety voice are a harmonic delight. When the pair are joined in male-female duets, there is magic. Their voices layer over one another like a moist, German chocolate cake. These musical voices are augmented by judicious use of percussion, cello, viola, electric guitar, slide guitar and other instruments. The music is not twangy, hillbilly, moon

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Hairspray Jr. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma Summer Camp at TLT is pleased to present their performance of the Broadway favorite, “Hairspray Jr.” directed by Melanie Gladstone and Jill Heinecke. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air. “Hairspray Jr.” is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. This show is recommended for all ages. Tickets are $7.  INFO:

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Tacoma Urban Sketchers We’re group displays maritime work HIRING at Foss Waterway Seaport Do you love to write? Do you love your city?

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(L to R) Roy Cutler, Josephine Scot, Frances Buckmaster, Ann Marie Genco and Pamela Jenkins are a few of the Tacoma Urban Sketchers whose work is featured in a show of their work, which is showing at the Foss Waterway Seaport through Aug. 27.


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Tacoma’s Urban Sketchers are a dedicated group of intrepid folks who get out into the urban landscape and document the contemporary life of our beautiful city with nothing but their eyes and their hands and the most basic and inexpensive of equipment: pencil and paper. (Okay… high end paper is not cheap and the sketchers often use more than mere graphite in their renderings of the visual life of the city, but the case holds; these are people out there using their eyes and their sensibility to document our place in the world as it exists in this time that we share.) Sketching a scene brings with it an awareness of place like no other. Even the photographer can’t absorb and ruminate on a scene the way a sketcher can. The sketcher becomes acutely aware of the relationships that exist between forms, shapes, lines and light. The sketcher may notice and emphasize a poetic harmony of shapes within a scene – maybe there is a series of triangles and domes to play with. Other sights might strike the eye with interesting contrasts. Often these are not found until the sketcher is already absorbed in the work. The objects within a scene may take on a symbolic meaning and the sketch becomes a visual haiku that can immortalize and aggrandize a fleeting visual scene. Tacoma is so visually rich with scenery that it can provide a lifetime’s u See SKETCHERS / page 23


(Above) "Once a Great Ship" is Buckmaster’s sketch of a model ship in the NW room of the Tacoma Main Library. (Below) Daisey Abreu’s drawing of the entry area of the Foss Waterway Seaport.



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t Green Fiction From page 17 cast of female, principal actors. Born and raised in Tacoma, Walker went to Lincoln High School and then Bates Technical College where he picked up his film making and digital know-how. The project is directed by Rick Walters, a longtime collaborator of Walker’s. Walker’s previous project, “Phoenix Run,” a zombie-superhero mashup, garnered a number of awards and made Walker a sensation on the comicon

t Sketchers From page 22 worth of subject matter for even the most dynamic and driven of sketchers. Here we have lush greenery, distant mountains, rolling hills, lakes, exquisite architecture and all of the romance of our maritime inheritance. It is the latter item, the maritime scenery, that is the subject for a show of work that the Tacoma Urban Sketchers have on display at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum. In the museum’s art gallery area, there are more than 40 images created by our local sketchers, all involving the watery world in and around Tacoma. The show is called “Art Afloat.” There are scenes of various waters and land masses of Puget Sound as well as pictures of the multitude of pleasure craft, ships and working vessels that are always out there in Commencement Bay or travelling through the Narrows. Some of the sketches were even done within the walls of the Foss Waterway Seaport itself. Examples of the latter include Pam Jenkins’ “Treasures of a Bygone Era,” a scene of some of the museum exhibits done in watercolor and ink. With “Luscious Lines,” Jenkins captures the graceful shapes of some of the vintage, wooden boats that reside in the museum. Meanwhile, Daisy Abreu’s scene of the same boats is done with thin, easy lines of ink to form shapes that are filled in with light washes of watered down pigment. Each of the artists has his or her own style. Darsie Beck’s scenes are expertly composed and beautifully drafted. Ken Fulton’s watercolor sketches are softly blended. KaCe Whitacre’s pictures have the crispness of a commercial poster. Frances Buckmaster’s “HMS Discovery” – a depiction of a model of Captain George Vancouver’s ship – is done with

circuit. “Phoenix Run” was recently picked up by Dust, the sci fi, shortfilm anthology website that is rapidly attracting devotees. Tacoma does not always recognize the stars that it gives rise to. My hat goes off to Walker for wanting to apply his vision and talents as a storyteller and a multi-platform artist here in our own City of Destiny. Look for good things to come from Walker and his media company JWalk Entertainment in the times ahead. For more on JWalk Entertainment visit To view material on “Green Fiction” as well as “Phoenix Run,” visit vimeo. com/275295436.

nothing but crisp, black line. Gary Knudson’s pictures of ships are classical, masterful drawings of some of the working vessels of the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy his simple depictions with black ink on brown paper. His picture of a ship at Tacoma’s seaside grain storage (in ink and watercolor) is a gem. I want to give a tip of the hat to Knudson for submitting only original work for this show. I was disappointed to discover that more than half of the images in the show are not original sketches – torn straight from the artists’ sketchbooks – but are instead “archival copies.” A copy is one step removed from the physical hand of the artist. And it is this encounter with the hand of the working sketcher, that seems to be the point of the whole endeavor. In some of the work, the difference between the original and the copy is negligible, but in others, a great deal is lost. R.J. Lane’s beautiful gouache paintings are robbed of much of their richness with the loss of texture that comes from a copy. The presence of so many copies is a flaw that mars what is otherwise a very charming show. The Tacoma Urban Sketchers is open to anyone in the greater Tacoma area (including all of Pierce County and beyond) who wants to draw on location and share some of their work in exhibits and on the group’s social media sites. You can join for free with the click of a mouse on the group’s Facebook page: Any level of experience and ability in sketching is welcome. Members can go sketch on their own and post their drawings or they can participate in group excursions to locations with good things to sketch. “Art Afloat” runs through Aug. 27 at Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma. For more information visit

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Bagpipes, Black Powder and Beards at the 36th annual Brigade Encampment Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma Step back in time to the early days of the Washington Territory at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s annual Brigade Encampment. This event recreates the lively visit of a large group of fur traders, known as a brigade, to the Fort in 1855. This year’s Brigade Encampment will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Aug. 11 and 12. Admission is $10-$15, or free for children 3 and younger. For more information, visit or call (253) 404-3970. At 11:30 a.m. each day, the fur trade brigade arrives, led by bagpipers and welcomed by a volley of musket fire. The day unfolds with competitions, Punch and Judy puppet shows, fashion shows and musical performances. Visitors can participate in "Engagé for the Day," and meet living historians who demonstrate and teach heritage skills such as rope making, weaving, and woodcarving. For each new skill tried, kids collect beads and receive souvenir contracts from the Hudson’s Bay Company. New this year is a beard contest, presented in partnership with the Grit City Society of Beards. Anyone with whiskers can enter one of the three categories: trapper, laborer or gentleman. Kids are invited to create beards from craft materials and enter in the competition. Winners will be presented with prizes made by the Fort’s blacksmith. Registration for the contest closes at 3 p.m. on Aug. 11. Judging begins at 3:30 p.m. On Aug. 12, Fort Nisqually will welcome the Ohana Pacific Foundation for a special performance of music and dance celebrating the many contributions of Hawaiians to the Hudson’s Bay Company and Fort Nisqually. “We know that a group of Hawaiian employees danced for the gathering in 1855,” said event coordinator Allison Campbell. “It is important to honor the contributions of the diverse groups who made up the Fort Nisqually community in the mid- 19th century.”

The Urban Sketchers Manifesto • We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. • Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. • Our drawings are a record of time and place. • We are truthful to the scenes we witness.

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• We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. • We support each other and draw together. • We share our drawings online. • We show the world, one drawing at a time. • We also encourage members to write descriptions and stories associated with each sketch.

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D Street Pottery Sale features the best BY DAVE R. DAVISON

Tacoma potter extraordinaire Susan Thompson hosts an annual summer sale of work by some of the South Sound’s finest independent potters. This is a good opportunity to get in some early gift shopping or to stock up your home with unique and well-crafted pottery wares. This year’s lineup of potters includes Susan Thompson, Kazumi Divens-Cogez, Charan Sachar, Romana Vaisar, Jill Rohrbaugh, Rebecca Smart, Susan Evans, Andrew Deem, Sarah Woodson, Jana Fisher and Esther Robinson. Stylistically, the potters represented run the gamut from the colorful and whimsical, to the sturdy and functional. All, however, make their vessels with loving attention to detail and with expertise of craftsmanship. In addition to new work, there is also older stock and seconds for sale (for the bargain hunters.) The D Street Pottery Sale takes place Friday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location is 717 N. D St., Tacoma (in the Stadium District). For more information, visit events/650813865296579. Excusal of absences, meeting agenda 08/13/18, meeting minutes 06/11/18 3. 5:02-5:05 p.m. chair’s report/housekeeping: Chair Sweney 4. 5:05-5:25 p.m. Presentation: Sound Transit Link light rail extension public art: Kenji Stoll 5. Action items: • 5:25-5:45 p.m. Prairie Line Trail spur: mural Kenji Stoll and Nofo Porter • 5:45-6:05 p.m. Funding distribution for 2019-20 commissioners and staff • 6:05-6:35 p.m. AMOCAT Arts Awards nomination review and voting commissioners 6. 6:35-6:55 p.m. Staff check-in: staff • Staff projects overview and updates • Public art updates • Tacoma Arts Month – updates and sign-ups GRIT CITY GALA TO BENEFIT TACOMA FARMERS MARKET Can you imagine a stunning table crowned with flowers and piled high with farm fresh food prepared by your favorite local chefs running down the center of Tacoma’s Broadway? Join Tacoma Farmers’ Market for its inaugural Grit City Gala, an urban street feast to support the work of TFM. Local chefs participating include Derek Bray, owner of The Table, Hudson Slater, executive chef of Tacoma Yacht Club, and Tassos Zambaras from Dirty Oscar’s Annex. On Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m., Broadway – between South 9th and South 11th Streets – will be transformed into an elegant outdoor dining experience featuring farm-fresh local food, Tacoma’s finest chefs, bountiful beverages, music, good times and you. All in support of TFM’s mission to support thriving farms, healthy families and vibrant communities. Choose a price that fits your budget and supports our local farms, families, and communities. Prices range from “Pollinator” at $85 ($88.97 w/service fee) to “Sustainer” at $100 ($104.49 w/service fee) to “Harvest Circle” at $250 ($259.74 w/service fee). For more information, visit FREELANCE FANDANGO MEETS EVERY MONDAY Freelance Fandango is a weekly gathering of freelance creatives, artists, cartoonists, graphic artists, writers, photographers and others. They get together to share their experience and art related news. Show and tell is a regular feature. The gathering runs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday, except federal holidays.

There are no dues, no speakers, no agenda, just friends gathering to learn from each other. The next scheduled meet up is Aug. 13 at the Red Elm, which is located at 1114 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma. The group meets in a conference room in the back. Bring art supplies and funds for coffee or lunch. For more information, visit groups/482369871914165/about.

7. Report back • 6:55-6:57 p.m. Advocacy reports: commissioners • 6:5-6:59 p.m. Arts events attended: commissioners • 7 p.m. Future agenda items for consideration: commissioners The Tacoma Arts Commission meets regularly on the second Monday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at 728 St. Helens, Room 16. Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m., Tacoma Municipal Building Room 16. The meetings are open to the public. Information about the Arts Commission can be found at JAZZ IN THE ORCHARD 2018 CURRAN ORCHARD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONCLUDES AUG. 16

TACOMA ARTS COMMISSION RELEASES MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE The Tacoma Arts Commission’s monthly meeting will be held on Aug. 13 from 5-7 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 728 St. Helens, Room 16. This meeting is open to the public. The full agenda is as follows: (Please note assigned times are approximate. The chair reserves the right to alter the order of the agenda.) 1. 5 p.m. Call to order: Chair Sweney 2. 5:01 p.m. Consent agenda: Vice Chair Conklin

Cool jazz in the orchard makes the perfect ingredient for a great summer evening. Join the Curran Orchard Resource Enthusiasts (CORE) for the final free summer concert of the 2018 Curran

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Full album ‘Nothing but the Truth’ coming this fall

Night Life TW PICK OF THE WEEK: Khu.éex’ at “In the Spirit” festival As part of the “In the Spirit Northwest Native Arts Fest,” the band  Khu. éex’  is performing at the Washington State History Museum’s amphitheater at 5:15 p.m. Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex), was co-founded by artist and musician Preston Singletary. Khu.éex’ translates PHOTO COURTESY OF JACK STORMS to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language. The band shares culture, stories, and music through contemporary interpretations focused on empowering others. The Seattle Times (Paul de Barros) described Khu.éex’ as "...mixing Native American song and spoken word with atmospheric, visionary jazz improvisation in a way that recalls the ecstatic ’70s jazz-funk work of groups like Weather Report or Carlos Santana." Preston Singletary is widely recognized as a glass artist, but he’s also a musician and plays bass in the band.  Both TAM and WSHM will offer free admission for the day. WSHM is located at 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. For information, visit or


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A still shot from the Prophets’ new single, “American Dream,” with Lesli Sanders (left) and G.G. (Glen Gilbert).


HighVolMusic has signed Tacoma-based glam punk-n-roll act Prophets of Addiction for the release of their new album, “Nothing but the Truth.” The album is slated for a fall release, but to appease hungry Prophets’ fans in the meantime, frontman Lesli Sanders and his guitar-slinging cohort G.G. (Glen Gilbert) have released a video single “American Dream,” which can be found at If this song is any indication of what awaits on the full album, listeners will have their appetites well satisfied for sure. Sanders has a knack for creating moving melodies and lyrics that tell stories – in the case of “American Dream,” the story of looking back on life with a smile, remembering the best of times in the face of growing older (and being thankful to have made it this far considering the crazy, youthful days of living on the edge like there was no tomorrow). Playing in punk metal bands and living the Hollywood high life back in the day, Sanders did the things most rock fans dream about doing, and he lived to tell in his own creative way – with his guitar, piano and melody, his gritty voice singing over a lush texture of backing chorus. “Just thinkin’ back to those days when we had it all/so it

seemed/we were the ones you wanted to be/just lookin’ back…,” he sings on “American Dream.” And the most wonderful thing about Sanders is that he has never stopped making music. “I love the rawness of the band and have been a fan since they hit the scene,” said Bill Chavis, Principal, HVM. “Lesli is the consummate professional and one of the hardest working guys in the business. I am happy to have him and G.G. as well as the rest of the band as part of the family. This acoustic release is something special, and then we’re going to light things up with a brand new, full-on electric opus! “Nothing but the Truth” will feature 10 acoustic tracks of Prophets’ purity – their signature sound stripped down to its raw essence. It was mixed by Phil Soussan (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Vince Neil) and features Sanders on lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano and G.G. on guitar and backing vocals. G.G. is also the guitarist for Richie Ramone (Ramones). Sanders is formerly of Pretty Boy Floyd, Queeny Blast Pop, Talks Cheap, Distractions, City Girls' Boys and touring bassist of Marky Ramone (Ramones) and Phil Lewis’ (LA Guns) band. Keep an eye on the Prophets of Addiction Facebook page for upcoming local shows.

AIRPORT TAVERN: Aethereus, Theories, Blood and Thunder, Xoth (Death Metal) 9 p.m. ALMA MATER: OK Sweetheart, Ruler, Timothy Robert Graham (pop, rock) 7 p.m. BLEU NOTE LOUNGE: Norma Owens (jazz) 7 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Got 90s (dance tunes) 9 p.m. JAZZBONES: Nearly Dan (Steely Dan tribute) 8 p.m. LOUIE G’S: Andrew Landers and the Mainstreet Struggleville, Hurts Like Hell, Kian Russell (rock) 8 p.m. O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB: Antarez, O’Dark:30, Mystery Achievement (rock) 9 p.m. THE PLAID PIG: The Shaken Growlers, The Hard Money Saints, The Roostertails, Blood Fire and Rainwater (rock, punk, experimental) 9 p.m. REAL ART TACOMA: Spiller, Ketamine Cat, Dream Ring, Deathless State, Rain Delay (alternative, indie, rock) 8 p.m. THE SAFE HOUSE: Outlet, The Living Skins (punk) 6 p.m. THE SWISS: Afrodisiacs (soul) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Gary Owen (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. UNCLE SAM'S: Mojo Madness (rock) 7 p.m. THE VALLEY: Dilapidation, Shrine of the Serpent, Heathen Washington (pagan rock) 8 p.m. WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM: Khu.eex (Native rock) 5:15

Saturday, Aug. 11 ALMA MATER: Evan and the Live Oaks (rock) 7 p.m. BLEU NOTE LOUNGE: Kevin Gardner (jazz) 8 p.m. BREW FIVE THREE: Bryson Foster Band, Candy Shoppe, BoobooLala (rock) 1:30 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Got 90s (dance tunes) 9 p.m. JAZZBONES: Nolan Garrett (rock, blues) 7:30 p.m. LOUIE G’S: Ten Miles Wide, Bruiser Brody, Dirty Dirty, Dedset (rock) 8 p.m. MUSIC AND ART IN WRIGHT PARK: Girl Trouble, Cat Puke, Terrapin, Old Foals, The Mondays, The Center Cannot Hold, Big Wheel Stunt Show, The Stuntmen, Fitz of Depression, Pat Watson, James Anaya, John Purkey, Allan Boothe (rock) 12 p.m. ODD OTTER: Matt Bradford (Americana, folk) 8 p.m. THE PLAID PIG: Pagan County Rebels, Buttafuko, Testing Trinity, Garbage Man (rock, punk, experimental) 9 p.m. POINT RUSTON: Stephanie Anne Johnson

and the Highdogs (soulful pop) 5 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: Not My Tempo (rock) 8 p.m. THE SAFE HOUSE: Pivot Point, Slut Penguin, Effluvia, Giant Pacific Apparition, Thylacine (punk) 6 p.m. THE SWISS: Spazmatics (spastic-rock) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Gary Owen (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. UNCLE SAM'S: Mojo Madness (rock) 7 p.m. VINO AQUINO: Stephanie (singer/ songwriter) 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 12 DAWSON'S: Tim Hall (jam) 8 p.m. THE PLAID PIG: Deadbeat Blackout, The Rainiers, Sabertooth (rock, punk, experimental) 9 p.m. THE SPAR: Little Bill (blues) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Country Music Jam (jam) 5 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Gary Owen (comedy) 7 p.m. UNCLE SAM'S: Final Notice with Bob Evans (country, rock, bluegrass) 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 13 ODD OTTER: Nathan and Troy (rock) 7 p.m. THE SWISS: Open Mic Night (open mic) 7 p.m. UNCLE SAM'S: CBC Band (jam) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14 METRONOME: Open Mic (open mic) 7 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: New Talent Tuesday (comedy) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM'S: SOB Band (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Wednesday, Aug. 15 CI SHENANIGANS: 48 Degrees North (rock) 6 p.m. OLD TOWN PARK: Dawndi (singer/ songwriter) 6:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Open Mic with Justin McDonald (open mic) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic (comedy) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM'S: Subvinyl Jukebox (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Thursday, Aug. 16 EMERALD QUEEN: Danny Vernon (Elvis impersonator) 7 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: Open Mic with Dustin (rock) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Power Rock Jam (rock jam) 8 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Steve Rannazzisi (comedy) 7:30 p.m. UNCLE SAM'S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.


Bring it to Barb BY BARB ROCK

Answering your questions on mental health, relationships and life issues

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Dear Barb, My wife of 30 years seems to be sleeping a lot lately. Her niece was murdered 1 1/2 years ago and the perp’s trial is coming up next month. What can I do to be supportive? Signed, Worried Dear Worried, Sleeping more is sometimes a necessary coping tool. We naturally expend an enormous amount of energy when our bodies are under physical or emotional pain. It drains us! But getting too much sleep may also have a negative effect on mental health. A 2014 study  that links sleep duration to the developmental course of anxiety and depression disorders found that those who were regularly sleeping longer than the recommended time period resulted in greater rates of inflammation and reported pain. They also had higher risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. I don’t know if your wife will be attending the trial but attending the trial may bring up lots of emotions and may require your shoulder to lean on. Every person processes loss differently. It doesn’t matter the type of loss; sudden or a long battle with an illness. Going through grief with someone who cares about you makes it more manageable. Your desire to support your wife is commendable and will be invaluable. One thing to remember is that if you acknowledge a feeling it makes it less intense. Tears are as natural as laughter and are healing. Crying helps release bottled up sadness, anger, guilt, exhaustion and loneliness. Hold her if she cries! Rub her back! Don’t avoid the subject. If your wife opens the conversation up, be sure to direct it into reminiscing over the good times she may have had with her niece. Try to keep it positive without the awful details that are not needed of circumstances surrounding her death. Activities and distractions can help as days, weeks and years continue on. My experience seems to show that being there means the most.

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t Edge Markings From page 21 shine music, however. It is a smooth-running musical tapestry that seems to shimmer in a mournful breeze of heartbreak and loss. The lyrics conjure hauntingly lovely images of crumbling temples, fallen idols, desolate battlefields and wastelands. But there are also lonely figures trying to decipher the mystery of solitude and cope with their suffering as they respond to the call of the untamed world of uncivilized emotions. As you listen, you travel through brooding emotional landscapes, your heart weeping with honey. One of my favorite tracks on the album is “Wolves,” which is accompanied by the rich, woody timbre of the cello. This is one of the songs in which the lovers (she in a blue dress and he in jeans) seem to have reached a state of contentment, but this is only illusory. The last line shows that the wolves that are heard in the night are calling one of the lovers away. The song ends with some of the lushest vocal harmonies on the album. “All That’s Flesh is Grass” (a phrase taken from the Book of Isaiah), is a chilling indictment of the short-

t Art Briefs From page 24 Apple Orchard Summer Concert Series when the orchard will welcome the David Deacon-Joyner Trio on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-8 p.m. Deacon-Joyner is a pianist, composer and arranger who has performed all over the world along with being a professor of jazz at the University of North Texas and Pacific Lutheran University. Bring blankets, picnics or enjoy food from Hometown Hotdogs. (Note: No alcohol is allowed in city parks.) Thanks to the CORE for sponsoring this year’s concert series. The orchard is located at 3920 Grandview Dr. W. in University Place. For more information, visit or e-mail In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be relocated to the Curtis High School Cafeteria located at 8425 40th St. W., University Place. DTNW GUEST ARTIST TO PERFORM AT UNIVERSITY PLACE CIVIC CENTER

Barb Rock is a mental health counselor for the House of Matthew Homeward Bound program in Tacoma, and the published author of “Run Your Own Race: Happiness after 50.” Send any questions related to mental health, relationships or life issues to her at BarbRockrocks@

University Place-based Dance Theatre Northwest will present a free, open to the public performance on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the University Place Library Atrium at South 36th and Market Streets in University Place. The performance will feature dance and choreography by guest artist Richard Philion from New York. “Puttin’ on the Ritz was staged and choreographed by Philion during a master series of theatre dance workshops. He will perform with Katherine Neumann, Oceana Thunder, and Neil Alexander along with a corps of local area dancers from the workshop. Philion is a “triple threat” (adept in singing, dancing and acting) performer currently based in New York City. Trained at Canada’s National Ballet School, Philion has gone on to perform all over the world in numerous productions encompassing many dance styles. In addition to performing, Philion enjoys teaching, coaching and adjudicating. Also on the Aug. 11 lineup will be Broadway style jazz, musical theatre tap dance, contemporary and classical ballet works staged by DTNW’s Artistic Director, Melanie Kirk-Stauffer. Kirk-Stauffer will also

term, predatory greed that runs rampant through our economic system and is driving the planet to ruin. “Hermit Song,” presents the listener with a figure like Fredrich Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, a solitary figure dwelling in the mountains and becoming the creator of a new world there. “I’m not lost, just hard to find,” says the hermit. “The Ruins,” the final track, is a portrayal of a couple who were childhood friends before they fell in love. Then it all went haywire and they are grappling with their grief. In the song, temples are the metaphor for their young love – the primal splendor that they once had. The temples, however, were razed to the ground and a city – chaos and ugliness – was built where the ancient temple once stood. They destroyed the sacred and erected the profane. Finding this music is akin to stumbling across a fountain of pure water in the midst of a drought-stricken land. “Edge Markings” is out on vinyl, compact disc and digitally. Visit for information and to listen to a sample. More on Planes on Paper can be found at Don’t miss Planes on Paper at Alma Mater 1322 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. Also performing will be Josiah Johnson.

narrate in order to provide some insight regarding several aspects of the choreography and discuss some of its origins. The performance is free and handicapped accessible. The University Place Civic Center Atrium is located at 3609 Market Place (36th and Bridgeport Way W.) University Place. Free parking is available. Visit for more information or call (253) 7786534. CREATIVE COLLOQUY SEEKS LITERARY SUBMISSIONS Creative Colloquy would like to extend an invitation to Western Washington writers to submit work for consideration in its fifth print collection, Creative Colloquy Volume Five. Anticipated to launch early 2019, Creative Colloquy Volume Five will be much like the first four collections and include a diverse selection of prose, essays, poetry and literary works. Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 31 and must follow the guidelines provided below. All genres and styles of work will be considered (except fan fiction and erotica). Creative Colloquy is looking for submissions that are 1,000 to 3,000 words in length with a focus on the storytellers, i.e. fiction and essays in particular. Larger stories will be considered, within reason. Novel excerpts or independently published works will not be considered at this time. Poetry need not meet the 1,000-word length guideline but it should be noted Creative Colloquy is not accepting poetry collections and will only consider two submissions from one author at a time. Please format stories using MS Word (.doc or .docx), 12pt, double-spaced serif font. Formatting must follow this outline: Author contact info and bio should be submitted with piece in cover letter and should not be included on the document. Please only submit one piece of work for consideration. You must be a resident of Western Washington to submit. Please note your geographic location in your cover letter. By submitting to Creative Colloquy, the author allows for publication into Creative Colloquy Volume Five. If included in the print edition, Creative Colloquy may contact author for future online reprint opportunities. Creative Colloquy will contact all those who have submitted with news on whether the submission in question will be included in the publication by Nov. 14. For any questions regarding publications and guidelines, please e-mail



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OPENING RECEPTION OF ‘INBETWEEN’ Thursday, Aug. 16, 5 p.m. Brooks Dental Studio, 732 Broadway, Tacoma Visit Brooks Dental Studio for “Inbetween,” an exhibition of work by Tacoma artist Brian Hutcheson. The work will be on view from August through December, with an opening on Aug. 16th from 5-7 p.m. This new body of work explores the concept of “Inbetween” through prints and paintings based on the daily commute from Tacoma to Kirkland by the artist. Hutcheson is an artist/designer/educator residing in Tacoma with his wife, daughter, and greyhound. A graduate of Biola University and the Rhode Island School of Design, he works in a variety of media from painting and printmaking, to papercraft and interactive installations. Most days you can find him at the Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, where he is the director of fine and performing arts and teaches drawing, printmaking and paper engineering; among other creative topics.

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE Thurs., Aug. 16, 7-8:15 p.m. Meditate in Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave. South, Ste. #301 In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our growth in the most meaningful ways. Ages: All ages. Price: $10. Reduced pricing for members, seniors, unemployed and students. Info: (360) 7547787;


‘STUFF THE BUS’ SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE Fri., Aug 10, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tacoma Mall, 4502 S. Steele St. Tacoma Mall is partnering with Communities in Schools for their annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive supporting students of Tacoma School District. Simon Guest Services will be collecting school supplies donations from July 27 to Aug. 16. Price: Free. Info: (253) 475-4566; BEGES TOASTMASTER CLUB Fri., Aug. 10, 12-1 p.m. GeoEngineers, 1101 Fawcett Ave. Ste. 200 Want to improve your communication, public speaking, and/or leadership skills? Toastmasters is for you. The BeGes Toastmaster Club was started by employees of The Business Examiner (BE) and GeoEngineers (GE) in Tacoma. Ages: 16 and over. Price: Free. Info: FLOW Fri., Aug. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 S. Steele St. Let yourself be a kid for an evening. Come finger-paint, splatter paint on large paper on large easels. Did you love finger-painting as a child? Yes… come paint more. Price: $30. Info: (253) 209-4706; ADD A LITTLE FANCY AT TACOMA MALL Sat., Aug. 11, 1-2:30 p.m. Tacoma Mall, 4502 S Steele St. Ooh-la-la! Join us for spectacular family fun and creative activities based on the new Disney Junior series. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 475-4566; mall/tacoma-mall/stream/add-a-little-fancy-5939902 CREATING ART ROCKS: PAINTING AND DECOUPAGE Sat., Aug. 11, 2-3 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Use various techniques to create beautiful art rocks to keep or to distribute around the community. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304; COMMUNITY FAIR Sat., Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Skyline Church, 626 Skyline Dr. On the second Saturdays of July, August and September. Live Christian music, vendors, food, crafts, produce, flowers and more. Ages: All ages; family-friendly. Price: Free. Info: (253) 564-6905 ALL AGES BLUES JAM

AT THE SWISS Sun., Aug., 12, 6-9 p.m. The Swiss Pub, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave. Come on out and bring your family and friends for a night of music for all ages. Always so much fun, with great food, drinks and bar staff. See you soon. Ages: All ages until 8:30 pm. Price: Free. Info: (253) 572-2821; events/1790581811030936 TIPTOE THROUGH THE TIDEPOOLS Sun., Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave. Bring your family to explore the beach, learn about tide pool life and have lots of fun during some of the lowest tides of the year. A naturalist will guide low-tide beach exploration. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 404-3930; calendar/?cid=6521&park_id=127 ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA Sun., Aug. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th St. Argentine tango practica is a tango experience that is between a lesson and a milonga in order to practice the skills you already have. You are able to stop and discuss things on the floor and ask the instructor for advice. Ages: 16 years of age and up with guardian. Price: Free. Info: (253) 304-8296; ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION YOUNGER-ONSET CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Mon., Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Blvd. Caring for someone with younger-onset memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family younger-onset caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support. Price: Free. Info: (253) 905-9269 ADULT POTTERY CLASS Mon., Aug. 13, 6-8:30 p.m. Throwing Mud Gallery, 2210-2212 N. 30th St. You’ll get an introduction to making pottery on the wheel and also do some hand building projects. If you have more experience, we can build on what you already know. Ages: 18+. Price: $220 + cost of basic tool kit. Info: (253) 254-7961; DROP-IN HELP WITH WORKSOURCE Mon., Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. WorkSource employment experts help you with your specific questions

about all things employment-related; resumes, unemployment claims, job coaching and interview prep. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304; ARGENTINE TANGO ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS CLASS Tues., Aug. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th St. Dancers can start on any Sunday no need to wait for the start of another series. Stop by for a complimentary class. Ages: 16 years of age and up with guardian. Price: $40 for your first eight classes, first class is complimentary. Info: (253) 3048296; FREE ENERGY HEALING OUTREACH Tues., Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m. Spiritualist Church of Tacoma, 7209 South Puget Sound Ave. Energy healing is a compassionate energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands off-body in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health for self-healing. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 383-3878; PAINT TO LEARN Tues., Aug. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Create a colorful work of art while learning about shapes, patterns and numbers. Best for children 2-6 with an adult. Online registration. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3302; BLUE STAR MUSEUMS Wed., Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave. Whether you want to blast off at a science museum, take a walk through nature, encounter animals at the aquarium or meet your heroes at a historic site, Blue Star Museums can help you create memories. Ages: birth12 years old. Price: Pay as you will. Info: (253) 627-6031; TEEN ART MEETUP Wed., Aug. 15, 4-6 p.m. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E. Meet up with other creative types and share what you are working on. Explore various media. Bring your own sketchbook. Ages 12-18. Ages: Teen. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3321; STEILACOOM FARMERS MARKET Wed., Aug. 15, 3-7 p.m. LaFayette & Wilkes St., Steilacoom Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well

TECH HELP Thurs., Aug. 16, 4-5 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Technology got you down? Frustrated? We’re here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related problems. Ages: Adults. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304;

as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park. Price: Free. Info: (253) 983-2018 A DANCE WITH DEATH Thurs., Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m. The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1250 Pacific Ave. The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Tacoma


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Notices TO: Scott Hawkins Case Style: Re: H.,S Case Number: PUY-PC-CV-2018-0041 Nature of Case: Per Capita

ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE Northwest Towing, at 2025 S 341st Pl, Federal Way on 8/14/2018. In compliance with the RCW46.55.130. at 3:00 p.m. Viewing of cars from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Registered Tow Number 5695. Cash Auction Only

YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. A(n) Initial Hearing is scheduled at the abovenamed Court on October 2nd , 2018, at 10:00 AM You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/ petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service.

Fife Towing, Fife Recovery Service & NW Towing, at 1313 34th Ave E, Fife on 8/16/2018. In compliance with the RCW46.55.130 at 11:00 a.m. Viewing of cars from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Registered Tow Numbers 5009, 5421, 5588. Cash Auction Only

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Abandoned Vehicle Lakewood Towing Inc. #5002 9393 Lakeview Ave SW Lakewood, Wa 98499 Ph. 253-582-5080 Auction 08142018 01302018 8/14/2018 Date 01/30/2018 pm Sign in & View @ 11 pm Auction Starts @ 2 pm In accordance with RCW 46.55.130 Lakewood Towing Inc. will sell to the highest bidder. See complete listing @ or TO: Hannah Sibbits posting at our office Case Style: Re: H.,S Case Number: PUY-PC-CV-2018-0041 Nature of Case: Per Capita YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/ Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. A(n) Initial Hearing is scheduled at the above-named Court on October 2nd , 2018, at 10:00 AM You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404. If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 6805585.


Notices TO: Manuel Martinez Case Style: Re: W.,Q Case Number: PUY-PC-CV-2018-0024 Nature of Case: Per Capita YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. A(n) Initial Hearing is scheduled at the abovenamed Court on September 4th , 2018, at 10:30 AM

The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court.

You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/ petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court.

Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404.

Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404.

If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585.

If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585.

Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you.



NO. PUY-CS-CS-2018-0018 Summons in a civil action and notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON Jaymie Hill Petitioner, v. Benjamin Winebrenner Respondent, The petitioner filed a child support (civil) action against you in the above named court. In order to defend yourself, you must file an answer by stating your defense in writing and filing it with the court and serving a copy on the petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition. This Summons in issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for August 8th, 2018 at 9:15 am at the Puyallup Tribal Court. Dated June 20, 2018 Kasandra Gutierrez, Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court, 1451 East 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585

NO. PUY-CS-CS-2015-0063 Summons in a civil action and notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON Raquel Serrato- Blatchford Petitioner, v. Leo Blatchford Respondent, The petitioner filed a child support (civil) action against you in the above named court. In order to defend yourself, you must file an answer by stating your defense in writing and filing it with the court and serving a copy on the petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition. This Summons in issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for August 8th, 2018 at 9:30 am at the Puyallup Tribal Court. Dated June 20, 2018 Kasandra Gutierrez Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1451 East 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585

VoluNteers Volunteer to help an Isolated Elder Make a difference in someone’s life! Senior Companions and Senior Friends are volunteers whose friendship helps seniors maintain their independence through regular visits and assistance with errands. Senior Companion volunteers must be 55+, low-income and serve 15 hrs/week to receive a tax free stipend. Senior Friend volunteers must be 18+ and serve 2 hrs/ month – no stipend. Eligible volunteers will pass a background check and attend training before being matched with an elder needing your help. Call Sarah (253-7225686) or Linda (253722-5691) at Lutheran Community Services for more information & an application VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES NEEDED FOR RESIDENTS IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES The Pierce County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive, and skilled communicators to be volunteer ombudsman. As a LTC Ombudsman, you will visit an assisted living community or a skilled nursing community, working to ensure that resident rights are being protected and helping residents resolve problems they are unable to solve on their own. Volunteer ombudsman are trained and certified and dedicate 4 hours a week or 16 hours a month. Ongoing support, case staffing, team-meetings, and trainings are provided each month. For more information please

call 253 798-3789 or Email Kgavron@ Or visit Wanted: Volunteers for groceries. The Empowerment Center currently has a limited number of openings for volunteers in our food bank. These positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Come volunteer and receive free groceries! El Shaddai Christian Ministries/ The Empowerment Center, 4340 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA 98148. For more information contact us at 253-677-7740. City of Fife Needs You! We are looking for passionate applicants for open positions on our volunteer Boards and Commissions. Openings are on the Arts Commission, Parks Board, Tree Board and Youth Commission. Applications are accepted year round, but first review will be 3/24/17. Online Application: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: VOLUNTEER MORE, TWEET LESS CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care has some great ways for you to serve the community and make meaningful connections. Those near the end of life need help with living. If you have 1-4 hours a week to read to someone, listen to their stories, run errands, make phone calls, or welcome people to our hospice facility, then we have several opportunities

VoluNteers for you. Join us in the new year for trainings scheduled in January and March. Log onto www.chifranciscan. org and click “hospice and palliative care” in the “our services” tab to learn more. Or call James Bentley at 253-538-4649 #PROJECTFEEDTACOMA There are about 2,000 homeless in Tacoma and about 1.000 beds. Many are families with children. Please help #PROJECTFEEDTACOMA to provide some basic necessities. All items donated will go directly to people on the street. PROJECT FEED TACOMA is 100% volunteer. This is a true grass roots organization and they really need your help. For more information and to find more go to Can you help with some urgent needs as winter approaches? Here are some suggestions and a huge THANK YOU! Needed: Warm Socks for Men, Women and Children; Warm Hats; Gloves; Peanut Butter and Jam/ Jelly; Crackers, Chips and non-perishable snacks; Individually wrapped granola bars or protein bars; cookies; lotion; lip balm; tampons and sanitary napkins; wipes; soap, shampoo and conditioner; gallon sized freezer bags. A BIG THANKS TO THE COPPER DOOR FOR ALLOWING PROJECT FEED TACOMA TO COLLECT DONATIONS THERE. Help hard-working families by volunteering with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)! Provide free

income tax preparation to low and moderate income households. Locations throughout Pierce County. Day, evening and weekend hours available (February to April 2017). Volunteers can serve as tax preparers, quality reviewers, greeters, or interpreters (for non-English speaking or hearing-impaired tax payers). Free training provided. Learn more and apply online at Volunteer meals on Wheels Driver Seeking a volunteer Meals on Wheels Driver. Delivers frozen meals once a week in the Pierce County area, mileage reimbursement. Must have a clean background check, WA driver’s license, car insurance and food handlers card. Call front desk for more info: 253-272-8433 Food Bank Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank on the Eastside of Tacoma, WA is powered strictly by volunteers. We provide much needed food and other basic household items to people in need on a weekly basis. Being a volunteer driven organization we are always looking for good people who are interested in donating a few hours of their lives helping make the lives of someone else a little better. Donate as much or as little of your time you want for a wide variety of tasks, there is always plenty to do. If you are looking for a way to be part of something bigger and give a little much needed help to the local community then contact us and we’ll get you started. Please join us in helping to spread a little holiday cheer. Contact 253-212-2778.

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