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MEETINGS IN THE WORKS ABOUT NAMING NEW PENINSULA PARK ‘Dune’ author Frank Herbert to be considered By Steve Dunkelberger email@example.com
he construction of the future 11-acre park along Point Defiance’s breakwater peninsula is well underway and now it
needs a name. The park will feature a lawn that could be big enough to host 2,500 people for special events, plus an 18-foot-wide trail, a habitat basin where seals can be found regularly, a pavilion building and three, grass-covered earthen mounds that will lure visitors to their summit lookout points. Work should be completed later this year, so Metro Parks Tacoma would like people to make suggestions on what to call the new attraction. The ultimate decision of what parks and attractions are called rests with the Metro Parks Board of Commissioners, but the suggestions will help staff draft a list of recommendations for the board to consider. The deadline to ensure suggestions is Aug. 4 and can be submitted at DestinationPointDefiance. org or in person at Metro Park facilities. Names are considered based on the site’s history, geography, geology or archaeology, or on a historic event, person or place with ties to the area or an outstanding individual who has made a substantial or lasting contribution to Metro Parks, Tacoma or Washington. A committee made of Metro Parks staff members will review all of the ideas
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Metro Parks Tacoma is looking for ideas about what to name the peninsula park under construction at Port Defiance Park. Make your suggestion by Aug. 4 at DestinationPointDefiance.org.
and might combine some ideas, or see additional opportunities before making recommendations to help the Park Board decide on the final name. The final name may or may not include “the peninsula,” but it will be expected to include “… at Point Defiance Park.” While the current call for naming suggestions focuses on the peninsula, future suggestions will be sought for specific
features at the site, including the pavilion, habitat basin and viewpoints. The $60 million park is being built on top of a Superfund site that was once polluted by slag from the Asarco copper smelter that operated nearby for decades on Ruston Way. The slag formed a breakwater used by Metro Parks. The toxic material is being kept secure by a protective layer topped by clean dirt, lawn
and sustainable prairie grass. A signature artwork by artist Adam Kuby will recognize the site’s industrial origins and the smokestack that dominated the Ruston Skyline until it was demolished in 1993. In 2013, three potential park names were suggested, but Metro Parks decided completion of the peninsula was too far into the future to make a decision at the
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CHILD OF FORTUNE Helping college students navigate through financial hardship, anxiety and homelessness By Tami Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
When life drips with hardship like hot coffee from a cracked mug and when it seems like helping someone else would only add pressurized steam to what is already about to break, the Smiths, who have suffered homelessness off-and-on for five years in the 80s, seem rather springy, stretchy and super resilient. Talk to either one of the couple, married 36 years, and it becomes obvious that hardships have made them both wiser and more equipped than ever to help someone else in need. Independent Marriage and Family Therapist John J. Smith and his wife Jeanette Smith-Perrone, who is a professor and technology evangelist at Tacoma Community College (TCC), have taken the education they learned from the school of hard knocks to birth a nonprofit business that they named Child of Fortune. Born in January of this year, Child of Fortune (childoffortune.org) helps at-risk college students who are on the verge of dropping out of school due to unmet survival needs. Child of Fortune offers help and support for staying in college, regardless of past issues or current poverty. "When John and I were homeless," Jeanette said, "we didn’t have any guidance so we stayed homeless a lot longer than the people we give counsel to today.” “Now, we create friendships and relationships with community resources and charities so when a student goes down to apply for assistance, they go down on our referral. They’re not cold-calling," John said. "We also help connect them to other student resources that are paid for by outside sources within Pierce County." See COLLEGE / page A9
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(Left) The temporary alignment will allow crews to replace the original concrete of Interstate 5 and create a work zone to advance work on the new McKinley Street overpass. Detours will be provided for all ramp closures. WSDOT advises motorists to pay extra heed to the new lane alignments. (Right) Southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma has been reconfigured into two separate roadways that will require drivers to plan ahead to not miss their exits to Tacoma.
I-5 CHANGES REACH MILESTONE By Steve Dunkelberger
Anyone who drives the local strip of Interstate 5 is experiencing changes to the lanes and exits. Planning accordingly may save drivers a lot of headaches. Southbound Interstate 5 through Fife toward Tacoma has been reconfigured into two distinct roadways separated by a barrier at Portland Avenue. This temporary alignment requires drivers to plan ahead and know which lanes will take them to their destinations. The temporary southbound lane alignment has two lanes to the right of the barrier, known as collector/distributor lanes, designated to provide
access to exits that serve State Route 16, State Route 7, downtown Tacoma and South 38th Street. The three lanes to the left of the barrier are being reserved for travelers heading further south toward South Tacoma, Lakewood and Olympia. Southbound drivers who accidentally miss the exit and find themselves in those three left lanes will have to continue on I-5 and take the 56th Street exit and loop back onto northbound I-5 to Exit 132 to reach those destinations. The temporary alignment allows crews to replace the original concrete roadway and create a work zone for the new McKinley Street overpass. Detours will be provided for all ramp closures. WSDOT advises motorists
to pay extra heed to the new lane alignments. The Washington State Department of Transportation has also activated ramp meters for the first time at the onramps of 54th Avenue East, Port of Tacoma Road, East Bay Street and Portland Avenue. The ramp meters allow WSDOT crews to make adjustments to the timing as necessary to help clear bottlenecks during peak times. Most of the roadway construction will occur at night to further avoid congestion caused by the work and reconfigurations. The intersection of Portland Avenue and East 27th Street and the Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed until See I-5 / page A9
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BUMBLING BURGLAR HAS BAD LUCK TRYING TO BREAK INTO PARKLAND BAR By David Rose
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40TH AND SO. C ST. After so long, we have to assume that Percival our beloved Pothole Pig has simply vanished. However, there are still potholes in the city that need attention, so we simply â€“ and sadly â€“ must hire someone to handle his workload. We decided to give the candidates a trial run to see how they do in the field. This week Carter the Crater Gator gave it another shot by finding a crater that would make Percival proud. But frankly, Carter might just not have the celebrity power to take on such a high-profile role. What are your thoughts? We have other candidates in the works that we might try out: Charles the Chuckhole Chicken and Blighty the Blight-Seeking Beaver, but several people voiced their opinion that a permanent replacement should be one of Percivalâ€™s relatives, namely Peyton, who lives in Portland, and Perry, who lives in Parkland. And now a new candidate has entered the running with a resume from Ruddy the Road Rut Reindeer, who is a brother-inlaw of Tacoma Rainiers mascot Rhubarb. Send your thoughts to stevedunkel@tacomaweekly. com.
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Pierce County Sheriffâ€™s deputies are asking for the publicâ€™s help to identify a bumbling burglar in Parkland. He had a tough time breaking into the Hard DAVID ROSE Luck Bar & Grill in the 10700 block of Park Avenue South at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 22. â€œThis burglar has to be one of the most inept burglars we`ve ever seen. I mean, so many mistakes, so many
different ways of trying to make entry,â€? said Det. Ed Troyer. Surveillance video shows the suspect trying to smash a window by throwing a rock at it, then body slamming, kicking and punching the window before it finally broke. Deputies say the thief tried to steal pull tabs from behind the bar but failed just like he did when he attempted to open the cash register. â€œHe hits a bunch of rooms inside of the building and can`t find anything to steal,â€? said Troyer. The suspect finally climbed out a vent and jumped off the roof. â€œOur
biggest concern with this guy right now is the fact that he might actually get into someplace where there`s some valuables and end up taking them,â€? said Troyer. Crime Stoppers of TacomaPierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspectâ€™s arrest. If you know his name, call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222TIPS. This is one of the cases featured Friday night on â€œWashingtonâ€™s Most Wantedâ€? at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX and Saturday night at 9:30 on JOEtv and 10:30 on Q13 FOX.
PROSECUTOR FINDS DEPUTIESâ€™ USE OF DEADLY FORCE JUSTIFIABLE Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Prosecutorâ€™s Office, the Pierce County Sheriffâ€™s Department, and the Pierce County Medical Examinerâ€™s Office, regarding the shooting death of Ryan Rosa, 36, have been completed. Rosa died from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by Pierce County Sheriffâ€™s Detective Shaun Darby and Deputy Jesse Hotz. The postmortem toxicology report indicated Rosa had a potentially fatal quantity of methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist concluded the deputies acted lawfully. â€œMr. Rosaâ€™s actions forced the deputies into a position where deadly force was justified under the law,â€? said Lindquist. On March 4, Rosa was wanted by law enforcement for multiple felony charges. He was located by Darby at the Motel 6 in Fife. Darby requested assistance from Hotz and Shaffer, who responded to his location. Rosa was believed to be armed, and had a history of fleeing from law enforcement. When Rosa was spotted getting into his car, deputies decided to arrest him. Shaffer positioned his unmarked vehicle behind Rosaâ€™s vehicle in an attempt to prevent Rosa from fleeing, while Darby and Hotz approached the driverâ€™s side of the vehicle. All deputies were wearing vests with Sheriffâ€™s Department markings. Darby and Hotz verbally identified themselves and gave Rosa orders to exit the
vehicle. Rosa refused to do so. Instead, he put the car into reverse and backed forcefully into Shafferâ€™s vehicle. Rosa was given additional commands, which he refused to follow. Instead, he continued to move his vehicle forward and back. Shaffer was on the passenger side of Rosaâ€™s vehicle as Rosa continued his attempt to escape, placing Shaffer at risk of severe injury due to the limited space between the suspect vehicle and an unrelated vehicle, just prior to opening fire, Shaffer was struck by the side of Rosaâ€™s vehicle. Darby and Hotz were on the driverâ€™s side of the Rosaâ€™s vehicle and continued to give commands until shots were fired. Both men believed they were at risk due to the confined space and continued movement of the vehicle driven by Rosa. Rosa was struck several times by the 14 shots fired. The involved deputies immediately transitioned to attempting to save Rosaâ€™s life by providing medical aid to including CPR. Despite their efforts, Rosa was pronounced dead at the scene. Several witnesses to the incident confirmed the deputies were readily identifiable as law enforcement, that they verbally identified themselves, and that Rosa was driving his vehicle back and forth. Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Clark determined that Rosa had 14 gunshot wounds, several of which had the potential to be fatal.
Bulletin Board TACOMA TO HOST EVENT ON CONSTRUTION JOBS Community and Economic Development Departmentâ€™s Local Employment and Apprenticeship (LEAP) Training Program Office at the City of Tacoma invites community members to a Tacoma Works event on July 27, from 6-8 p.m., at the Salishan Family Investment Center (1724 E. 44th St., Rooms 101 and 102, in Tacoma) for more information about family-wage job opportunities in the construction field. Workforce development, educational, non-profit, apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship organizations will be present, along with prime contractors and representatives from both the City of Tacoma and the State of Washington. â€œWe want to prepare Tacoma residents for the familywage jobs that will emerge as the Puget Sound region evolves,â€? said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. â€œThe Tacoma-Lakewood metropolitan area is the 14th fastest growing region in the United States for construction employment, and now is the time to explore opportunities in this sector.â€? Mayor Marilyn Strickland had launched Tacoma Works in March 2017 during a summit convened with the goal of boosting Tacoma-Pierce County employment in the construction field. The event brought together contractors, job trainers and workforce development agencies to identify strategies for getting more people employed in the skilled trades and crafts, and related fields. More information about the upcoming Tacoma Works event, and the LEAP program, is available through Clifford Armstrong III in the City of Tacomaâ€™s Community and Economic Development Department at carmstrong@ cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5826.
PORTLAND AVENUE COMMUNITY CENTER INPUT MEETING SET Carpenters are busily building forms for the future foundation of East Side Community Center while shovels, bulldozers and huge dump trucks dig a hole for the 55,000-square-foot building, its state-of-the-art swimming pool, culinary kitchen, gym and sound recording studio. The second in a series of three public meetings about what that means for the future of Portland Avenue Community Center and Park will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Portland Avenue center, 3513 Portland Ave., Tacoma. Operating and maintaining the new center will require shifting staff and programming from the Portland Avenue Community Center, as well as from the old East Side Pool, which is housed on the campus of the shuttered Gault Middle School. With this in mind, Metro Parks is spending the summer talking with â€“ and listening to â€“ neighbors in the area as it considers the old community centerâ€™s and parkâ€™s futures. Metro Parks managers heard valuable input during the first public meeting on June 29 and hope to have another productive conversation on Aug 5 and to discuss the feedback to date with attendees. Because space was limited during the first meeting, the Aug. 5 meeting will take place in a larger room. Informational postcards are being mailed to nearby residents. The cards also are available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer and Russian and will be distributed in Tacomaâ€™s East Side neighborhood; please contact Portland Avenue Community Center at (253) SEE MORE BULLETIN BOARD ITEMS ON PAGE A4
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HELP KEEP LOCAL BEACHES CLEAN By Steve Dunkelberger
Citizens for a Healthy Bay has beach cleanups in the works for volunteers to make a difference in the community while enjoying the city’s waterways. Weather and tides commonly push litter – from plastic water bottles and soda cans to tires and disposable cups and even tires and shards of glass – from city streets into Commencement Bay, particularly on the north side of Commencement Bay and onto local beaches, where it can harm wildlife and people alike. The first event on the roster for the non-profit environmental advocacy group’s clean ups is its 10th annual Summer Shoreline Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Yowkwala Beach,5618 Marine View Dr. Volunteer crews will be collecting marine debris from the shoreline and three nearby habitat restoration sites. Volunteers can either join the land crew and collect litter along the beach or bring a kayak or paddle board to travel the shoreline in search of trash that has made its way into the waterway. There will also be a picnic lunch after the event, courtesy of Garlic Jim’s Gourmet Pizza. This opportunity is suitable for all ages. The next event will be Wetland Restoration Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at Gog Le Hi Te Wetland, 1402 Lincoln Ave. This effort will help restore wetland habitat along the banks of the Puyallup River, which is home to birds, river otter, coyote and native salmon. Invasive plants such as the Himalayan blackberry, and common tansy, grow rapidly in this area, which then have to be cleared so that native plants and animals can thrive. Volunteers can also help keep Tacoma’s waters clean from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 26 by gluing storm drain markers with the “No Dumping, Drains to Puget Sound” message to remind people that stormwater falls on city streets and then flows directly into the local waterways and eventually Puget Sound itself. Citizens for a Healthy Bay will provide gloves, tools, and all necessary equipment but volunteers are advised to wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothing. For more information or to RSVP, call (253) 383-2429 or visit healthybay.org. The South Sound Chapter of Surfriders also holds beach cleanup efforts around Puget Sound throughout the year. Information about those events can be found at southsound.surfrider.org.
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Local environmental groups have a host of opportunities to help clean up Commencement Bay and Puget Sound this summer.
ARMED ROBBERY Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspects responsible for an armed robbery at 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. The pictured suspects robbed the Handy Corner Grocery convenience store located in the 1100 block of 112th St. S. in Parkland. The suspects immediately displayed firearms and ordered an employee to the floor. The suspects demanded cash from the other employee, then went behind the counter and took the money.
The suspects stole an employee’s phone and then ran from the store. Both suspects appear to be men in their late teens or early 20’s. The first suspect was seen
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Community mourns passing of Tacoma icon Mr. Mac By Jackie Fender email@example.com
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Friends and family will be honoring "Mr. Mac" on Aug. 20 from 2-5 pm at Emerald Queen.
Bulletin Board CONTINUED FROM PAGE A2 591-5391 to request cards. A third public meeting will be scheduled later. Metro Parks also is using on-site surveys, social media channels and discussions with neighborhood groups as part of the outreach. The intention is to learn from each other and identify possible solutions that meet the overall needs of the neighborhood. The goal is to develop solutions that serve the needs of the neighborhood in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner before staff take any recommendations to the Board of Park Commissioners for decisions. The new East Side Community Center, on the campus of First Creek Middle School, is scheduled for completion next summer. The gleaming new facility will host programs for the fifty and better community and, including a groundbreaking partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. Their participation will more than double the number of East Side children served. It will also be more than seven times larger than the existing, 7,400-square-foot Portland Avenue Center. Through the programs and services provided by Metro Parks, Boys & Girls Club, and other partners, the new center will offer new and expanded opportunities in a part of Tacoma that needs it most and has seen only disinvestment in its past. Before the new center opens, park staff still have a lot of work to do, including raising millions of dollars to support ongoing programming for youth. Local artists Christopher Jordan and Kenji Stoll are also working with young people to create an art strategy for the new center. BURN BAN FOR UNINCORPORATED PIERCE COUNTY Pierce County Fire Marshal Warner Webb has announced a countywide burn ban is in effect until further notice. The limited ban was prompted by long-range forecasts of continued lack of precipitation. It was issued jointly by the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The burn ban applies to all outdoor burning, including land clearing and yard debris burning. This ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or on private property with the owner’s permission. The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues are still allowed under the ban.
Sometimes a retail shop is more than just a business. Even if you’d never stepped foot into Hilltop’s Mr. Mac Ltd to browse the racks and marvel at the fedora-lined wall, you know the place. Gentlemen have visited for dapper duds and casual wear since 1957. Mr. Mac boasted Hilltop’s longest standing business, remained intact even through an era that gained Tacoma a bad rap, when the Hilltop was ridden with prostitution, drug addiction and gang violence. It continued to dress dudes when Hilltop cleaned up its act and became a destination for galleries, non-profits and hip delectable dining spots. The man Mr. Mac was known for his character, charm and love of community. Early in the morning on Thursday, July 13, Morris McCollum passed away, marking another sorrowful loss of a Tacoma icon. Just this last April, McCollum celebrated his 90th birthday. The
members participate on committees, help educate the public about disability issues, and serve as a resource for City staff. The City of Tacoma’s commitment to equity, including racial equity, supports commissions, boards and committees that reflect the diversity of the community. We encourage applicants of all races and ethnicities, to apply for a position on the Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities. To find out additional information on the Commission, please visit their website or contact Lucas Smiraldo at (253) 591-5048 or LSmiraldo@cityoftacoma.org. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, July 28. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Sola Wingenbach at (253) 591-5178, firstname.lastname@example.org or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402. CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF HELPING MOMS AND BABIES First-time, low-income mothers in Pierce County have a resource to support successful pregnancies and healthy babies. Through the Nurse-Family Partnership program, they receive the support, information, and services they need for free. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department celebrates 10 years since implementing the program that has transformed lives in the community. To mark this milestone, the Nurse-Family Partnership will have a public event July 20, 1-3 p.m., at the STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. in Tacoma. The celebration will be a time for program nurses and the families they helped over the years to share their experiences. Nearly 300 families have graduated from the program since it began at the Health Department. “We see the lives of young women and their families transformed with the help of this dedicated, specially
community celebrated with a shindig, a beautiful cake and McCollum was presented with a proclamation courtesy of Mayor Marilyn Strickland, who paid respects to decades of being in business and McCollum’s dedication to community through organizations like K Street Booster Club and Tacoma Athletic Commission. Kristopher Brannon (also known as the Sonics Guy) attended the festivities and quoted Mr. Mac in the Hilltop Action Journal: “It’s been a wonderful life. I wouldn’t change it for anything.” Brannon went on to say, “He was a great guy providing a great service for the community.” Up until recent health issues, Mr. Mac could be found in the shop connecting with customers. He was a well-loved and respected member of the Tacoma community, a man whose body of work served as a testament to his work ethic and character. No news yet as to what will happen to the decades-old retail space. Farewell to the man who witnessed the city thrive and ran a little shop through it all.
trained team of nurses,” said Susan Pfeifer, NurseFamily Partnership program manager. “Through this nurse-family relationship, parents are better equipped to build healthy and successful lives for themselves and their child,” Pfeifer said. Empowering positive change The Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, evidencebased program for young, first-time mothers with low income. Families receive direct services during home visits. The goal is to improve:
• Pregnancy outcomes • Child health and development • Economic self-sufficiency of the family Through regular visits, the nurses, the mothers, and their babies form a bond. The visits start before the mother’s seventh month of pregnancy and continues until the child’s second birthday. Nurses get to know the women and the unique circumstances of their pregnancies. They support the mothers – many of whom can be socially isolated and lack access to accurate health and parenting information – and meet their babies needs with services the family would not get otherwise. Based on scientific evidence from the program, supporting a child’s early development years is crucial for long-term success. Beyond health services, mothers receive life skills training and other help to further their education, find employment, and other pursuits. The long-term goal is to give parents the skills to raise healthy children who then become great parents themselves. Nationally, Nurse-Family Partnership has been in existence for about 40 years. Learn more about the program and its eligibility requirements at www.tpchd.org/ nursefamilypartnership. To see a short YouTube video of a nurse and her client as they share their experiences go to https://youtu.be/oWheOAGidUI.
Recreational fires must:
• Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal
• Grow no larger than three feet in diameter • Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation
for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches
• Be attended at all times by an alert individual and
equipment capable of extinguishing the fire, such as hand tools and a garden hose or not less than two five-gallon buckets of water
• No burning when winds exceed 5 mph This ban only applies to residents in unincorporated Pierce County. For residents of incorporated Pierce County cities, please contact your local jurisdiction for requirements. For more information, visit Pierce County’s Burn Ban page or call the burn ban hotline at (253) 798-7278. APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES Tacoma City Council is looking to fill three positions on the Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply. The Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities consists of 11 volunteers from Tacoma and Pierce County with a variety of experiences and expertise. The Commission advises City Council in policy making and partners with the community to bring awareness of issues that affect individuals with disabilities. In addition, commission
CHAMBER ANNOUNCES AWARD RECIPIENTS Businesses, organizations and individuals who make outstanding contributions to downtown Tacoma were nominated as part of the annual New Tacoma Awards. This year, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, in coordination with presenting sponsor Click! Cable TV, venue sponsor Pacific Grill Events & Catering, and awards sponsor NW Etch, honored nominees and recipients at the Chamber luncheon on Friday, July 14, at the Pacific Grill Events Center. The 2017 New Tacoma Awards recipients are:
• Ghilarducci Award: Titus-Will Building / Rhein Haus Project Recognizing new development, renovation, or beautification
• Popham Award: Melanie Dressel, Columbia
Bank Recognizing the individual that has done the most to build community spirit
• Public Places Award: Brew Five Three
Recognizing the best activation of a public park, open space, or area in the public right-of-way
• Schoenfeld Award: Stocklist Recognizing exemplary performance of pizzazz as a retailer or restaurateur
• Union Station Award: Amy McBride, City of Tacoma
Recognizing a leading organization, company, or individual that has built or sustained momentum for revitalization.
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CITY PASSES BAN ON PUBLIC â€˜CAMPING,â€™ LIMITS SLEEPING IN CARS By Steve Dunkelberger email@example.com
Tacoma City Council has passed two ordinances meant to curb the public safety concerns of homelessness. Both ordinances take effect immediately. The first ordinance is the â€œpublic campingâ€? law, intended to address the public health and safety conditions that are caused by unauthorized encampments on public property. Under the law, daytime sunshades that are temporarily erected in public spaces for events and picnics are still allowed. The second ordinance that council approved reduces the time that someone is allowed to sleep in their cars. It affects parked on public roadways, and specific areas, from the previous limit of seven days to just 72 hours and requires that the vehicle be moved at least one mile away after 72 hours or the driver faces a fine of up to $250 fine. The â€œhuman habitation of vehicleâ€? ordinance does not affect the cityâ€™s authority to impound vehicles that are obstructing traffic, presenting a threat to public safety, or are inoperable, in accordance with state law. The city allows property owners to live in vehicles for up to 14 consecutive days per calendar year with the proper permits. The latest ordinances are the newest changes under the cityâ€™s six-month emergency declaration regarding homelessness, which the council approved in May. More changes are in the works as the city evaluates options for more permanent short-term transitional housing solutions to address the public health and safety issues surrounding homelessness, particularly the rise in large group encampments without toilets, electricity or running water. The largest program in that $3.4 million effort, so far, has been the construction of a monitored homelessness encampment on city-owned property along Puyallup Avenue that opened late last month and is currently sheltering 78 people in tents behind a security fence. The facil-
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The cityâ€™s â€œstability siteâ€? at 1423 Puyallup Ave. provides shelter for homeless people and connects them with services for more stable housing options.
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ity offers water, toilets, electricity, cooking facilities, laundry facilities and social services to connect residents to services that will aid their transition into more permanent housing. It has a capacity of about 83 tents. Half the tents fill the otherwise vacant park lot and the remainder of those tents are under the umbrella of a 75-by-150-foot tent that offers big fans for air conditioning. The majority of homeless people in Tacoma are residents of the city and its surrounding Pierce County communities, according to city reports. According to the annual point-in-time count conducted earlier this year in Pierce County, almost 80 percent of homeless people reported they had lived in Pierce County before becoming homeless. The actual number of homeless people hasnâ€™t significantly changed in recent years. Pierce Countyâ€™s pointin-time homelessness count was held in January and tallied 1,321 people living in cars or impromptu campsites around the area. That count was actually 400 people fewer than last yearâ€™s tally. What has changed since last year, and what prompted the emergency declaration, was the size of the homeless camps, which cause public health and safety concerns regarding violence, drug activity, trash and waste removal that rose to the level of warranting the councilâ€™s emergency declaration. At the time of the declaration, about 500 people were living in roughly 50 encampments, in vacant lots and underpasses in Tacoma, or sleeping in their cars parked on city streets or sheltering in alleys on any given night. The largest site was known as the â€œCompound,â€? which was a cluster of more than three dozen tents and the numbers kept growing before the city stepped in to provide trash cleanup, running water and toilet facilities as an emergency step. That site has since closed and its residents have largely moved to the Puyallup Avenue site. Updates about the cityâ€™s Emergency Temporary Aid and Shelter Program are available online at cityoftacoma.org/homelessupdates.
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LETâ€™S BEAT THE PROJECTIONS The last presidential election illustrated to many people that every vote counts, particularly ones that go untallied because mail-in ballots were never filled out and returned. Turnout is key. The Aug. 1 primary election, unfortunately, is projected to only have one out of every five mailed ballots actually returned by the deadline. To put it another way, the Pierce County auditor mailed out a half million ballots and only 100,000 will ever be filled out and returned. That means a very select few will be casting votes for candidates who could ultimately be tasked with representing everyone else if they are voted in to office in Novemberâ€™s general election. The top two vote getters during the primary election on Aug. 1 will then face each other in the general election on Nov. 7. And there are key positions up for election, chief among them locally being mayor of Tacoma since Marilyn Strickland is term limited out from running again, as is the case with Councilmembers Marty Campbell and Joe Lonergan. The trickledown effects of term limits caused former councilmember Victoria Woodards to resign last year to concentrate on a mayoral bid. She faces two challengers: architect Jim Merritt and former Public Disclosure Commission Director Evelyn Lopez. Former Councilwoman Lauren Walker Lee was appointed to Woodardsâ€™ seat with the pledge to not seek election, leaving that seat open to a flood of five candidates: Meredith Neal, Maria Johnson, Gregory Christopher, Lillian Hunter and Sarah Morken. Campbellâ€™s open Pos. 4 seat drew three candidates: Shalisa â€œShayâ€? Hayes, Catherine Ushka and Kevin Grossman. Lonerganâ€™s Pos. 5 seat has five candidates: Chris Beale, Brian Arnold, Joanne Babic, Janis Clark and Justin Van Dyk. The only Tacoma City Council incumbent able to seek reelection to the Council is Robert Thoms, who is being challenged by Philip Cowan for the Pos. 2 seat. But both will automatically move on to the general election. Sure, the primaries arenâ€™t as politically gripping for many voters when compared to the general election, but they are important. They establish the finalists for the November vote and are the first time voters can find themselves engaged in politics and local affairs. And voting as often as possible is part of being full residents of a democracy. Change canâ€™t come if voices arenâ€™t heard.
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BUILDING A SAFE COMMUNITY
By Mark Lindquist Pierce County Prosecutor
One of the joys of being a dad is reading to our daughter. She laughs at Dr. Seuss and is fascinated by the â€œWild Things.â€? Like millions of other children, she also loves â€œThe Three Little Pigs,â€? a fable about hard work and safety. Mom sends the three siblings out into the world where there are dangers, as represented by the big bad wolf. The first two pigs build their houses quickly, one with straw, the other with sticks. They both become wolf lunch. The third sibling, in contrast, works hard and builds his house with bricks. He stays safe. The lasting appeal of this fable speaks to everyoneâ€™s fundamental need for safety, which is the cornerstone of well-being for any community. As your prosecutor, my job is to keep our community safe. Keeping you safe is not my only duty as the peopleâ€™s lawyer, but it is my main duty. Our office protects you in a variety of ways, some old-fashioned, some innovative. Itâ€™s all part of a brick-solid foundation. Iâ€™ll be discussing our numerous public safety initiatives in this column. This is a preview of some of our efforts to protect you and your family, which Iâ€™ll cover in more detail in future columns. PROTECTING VULNERABLE ADULTS As our population ages, our vulnerable elders need greater protections. In 2011, I formed an Elder Abuse Unit. We have become leaders in both the prosecution and prevention of elder abuse. In 2016, our office was one of only nine counties in the country to win an award from the Department of Justice of nearly $400,000. These funds are being used to coordinate a comprehensive approach to protecting elders and other vulnerable adults. HIGH PRIORITY OFFENDER PROGRAM (HPO) HPO is a new data-driven program where we focus resources on the small percentage of criminals who cause a large percentage of crimes. In crime, as in life, itâ€™s a small group of bad actors causing most of the problems. Thatâ€™s not new, thatâ€™s common sense. Whatâ€™s new is how we are using data and technology to identify these career criminals and high-impact offenders, tag them in the system, and remove them from our streets. This new program has already reduced crime and made us safer. REDUCING GANG VIOLENCE Gang violence in Pierce County is down more than 60 percent since we formed a specialized Gang Unit to vigorously prosecute violent street gangs. We successfully used conspiracy charges, gun charges, and other tools to hold violent gang members accountable. We also work with local government and non-profit partners to prevent gang violence by steering our youth away from street gangs.
HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING The average age for children coerced into the sex trade is 12-13. Many of them are runaways who were sexually abused as children. To protect these vulnerable victims, we vigorously prosecute their abusers. We also work with our partners to support victims and assist them in finding alternatives to the sex trade. FIGHTING FOR FAIR SHARE For decades, the Department of Corrections (DOC) used Pierce County as a dumping ground for offenders from other counties. With â€œfair shareâ€? legislation, we stopped the dumping. This year, DOC closed Rap-Lincoln, a work release facility that drew offenders here from around the state. Further, we reached an agreement with DOC that any replacement facility would not be in our county. We remain vigilant so our county is never again a dumping ground. ALTERNATIVE COURTS Many crimes are driven by drugs, mental health issues, or some combination. As an alternative to traditional prosecution, we have a progressive drug court, a veterans track in drug court, and a mental health court. By balancing accountability and compassion, we offer help to non-violent offenders willing to seek treatment. JUVENILE JUSTICE Juveniles and adults are different and therefore we treat them differently. The primary goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation. We hold juveniles accountable, and also provide them with support and guidance. We use innovative, evidencebased programs to help juveniles grow into productive members of our community. This is yet another example of smartly and effectively using our limited resources to keep our community safe. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. SERVING THE PUBLIC Iâ€™m also proactive in other criminal justice system issues, including legislation to improve public safety and equal access to justice. Our justice system should be fair, free of bias, and serve all of our people well. One of my goals as your prosecutor is to cultivate a culture of effective public service. Our office leaders expect high performance and high standards from our staff and will fight for whatâ€™s right. Pierce County is booming. Population is up, crime is down. Our brick foundation is solid. As your prosecutor, I am committed to keeping Pierce County safe and strong. Mark Lindquist is our Pierce County prosecutor. A career prosecutor with more than 20 years of service in the office, he was appointed in 2009, elected in 2010 and reelected in 2014.
PROMOTING THE GENERAL WELFARE
By Russell Vandenbroucke
July 4 reminds me of our nationâ€™s founding ideal that all of us are created equal. How does this â€œself-evidentâ€? truth inform debate about national healthcare? Beneath and beyond the dizzying numbers of fellow citizens covered or omitted and dollars spent or saved are questions more elementary than abstractions about the governmentâ€™s size or policies of one political party or another: What kind of nation are we? What kind do we wish to be? The words of the Declaration of Independence may be immutable, but expectations of lives we hope to lead are not. We internalize change across generations: The 1940 census reported that 55 percent of Americans had indoor plumbing, by 2000, 99.36 percent did. Owning a telephone, television, or computer no longer suggests affluence. In 1950 about 40 percent of American households had access to a car; today, more than 90 percent do. Implicit expectations about what constitutes a â€œnormalâ€? life expand as economic prosperity grows. Before Pearl Harbor, 5 percent of Americans had college degrees; today, 25 percent do, and in 2014 women graduates outnumbered men for the first time. None of these tacit assumptions about daily life is enunciated in the Constitution. Human rights have expanded too. Ideals of 1776 are now international; in 1948 the UNâ€™sâ€™ Universal Declaration of Human Rights articulated fundamental rights of all humans, not just those born beneath a fortunate flag: â€œAll human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.â€? The evolution of such rights is "self-evident" in my family: My grandfather was born (overseas) before we abolished slavery; my mother was born before women had the right to vote; my parents met during the Depression when job ads in The Chicago Tribune advised, â€œJews, ni__ers, and Catholics need not apply;â€? (yes, the entire offensive word was used) my high school required courses in European and American history, but my children were required to study these and history focused on Asia, Africa, or the Middle East too; when a cousin bought a home with another woman, my devoutly Christian uncle was disturbed, but his attitude eased once they adopted a daughter from Asia, and he embraced their marriage. Gay rights were unimagined by the Founding Fathers. During my 1950s childhood, Thanksgivings were routinely disrupted by arguments about Social Security's â€œsocialistâ€? corruption of American values. It had passed the Senate 77-6 in 1935 and diminished poverty from nearly half of seniors in
1950 to less than 10 percent today. My relatives cashed their checks when they retired and also enrolled in Medicare, which cleared the Senate 68-21 in 1965. Such votes approximating consensus seem impossible today. Another uncle declared, â€œIf you figure it out ahead of time, no one can afford to have a child or own a home.â€? Somehow, many manage both. I suspect he might call healthcare similarly unaffordable if he were alive today. While the U.S. has grown more prosperous than ever, our riches are enjoyed less equitably than ever. As healthcare debates persist, I read stories of fellow citizens anxious about preserving their well-being, or becoming ill, or being unable to care for their families. I understand how primal instincts to protect our health can lead to mortal fears. These seem more threatening to me than nukes from North Korea or attacks by ISIS. Like my relatives, I pay into Social Security and Medicare before claiming their protection, but I do not contribute directly to healthcare for those under age 65. None of us do unless we earn more than $200,000 ($250,000 as a couple), a tax to be eliminated if the Senate approves its current bill. How does that â€œpromote the general welfareâ€? as the Constitution declares? We could do so if every worker contributed to medical care as we already do to Social Security and Medicare. Under current law, employees receive more than they give when insurance through our employers is subsidized as an untaxed benefit. We could further stabilize healthcare if we held ourselves to the standard expected of NATO allies, 2 percent of gross domestic product for military defense. Ours is currently 3.3 percent, which explains why we account for 37 percent of the worldâ€™s military spending and more than the next eight nations combined. Meeting the NATO standard would add 240 billion dollars for butter over guns, and thatâ€™s ignoring the additional 54 billion for guns the White House has proposed. We would still spend more than the three next biggest spenders combined (China, Russia, Saudi Arabia). It seems â€œself-evidentâ€? that we are responsible collectively â€“ and patriotically â€“ to assure the rights of all Americans to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Such responsibilities are a worthy price for the privileges of citizenship in the wealthiest nation on earth. Russell Vandenbroucke is director of the Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Program at University of Louisville and is syndicated by PeaceVoice.
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NEW LEADERSHIP BRINGS NEW LOCATION FOR HOMELESS YOUTH
PHOTOS COURTESY OF COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES
(Left) CYS-PC staff members Daymion Keys and Tiffany Burns. (Middle) The new drop-in center. (Right) Executive Director of Pierce County programs Talcott Broadhead.
Community Youth Services (CYS), which has been operating an overnight shelter for young people in Tacoma for the past two years, announced that they recently hired Talcott Broadhead as the executive director of Pierce County programs, which in the last month has relocated their drop-in services to The Wellness Center Building. Broadhead replaces former Executive Director of Pierce County Programs Kurt Miller. Broadhead holds a master’s degree in social work from University of Washington and has a bachelor’s degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a dual major in intercultural studies and linguistics. Broadhead brings 15 years of experience providing advocacy, counseling, training and education to a variety of clientele and audiences. Broadhead oversees four programs in Pierce County, including the Drop-In Center, Street Outreach, Young Adult Shelter and New Directions Crisis Residential Center. These programs are funded by government grants, contracts, private foundations and local donations. CYS also recently hired Tiffany Burns as program director for the Young Adult Shelter/Drop-In programs. “Tiffany comes to us with a strong background in social services, supervision, and community building,” said Broadhead, who was working as both the executive director and program director and will now be able to focus as the executive director. The previous location for the drop-in center had some challenges with the space not being large enough and was a long walk for the participants to access case management and basic needs. Often a young person would be a guest at the overnight shelter and in order to receive case management, they would have to walk over a mile to get to the drop-in center. The new location offers a larger space for more services including, a full kitchen, large recreation room, a donation closet and several other rooms for quiet spaces to provide case management. Due to the layout, the
staff have full “line of sight” of all the participants. Staff also have office space, which they didn’t have before. With the new location of the Drop-In Center, the young people only have to walk 1 ½ blocks over to the Young Adult Shelter. “Having both programs very close is a great benefit to our guests who utilize both services. Our staff are better situated to check in about participants and deliver any supplies needed. Participants benefit from the wraparound support and we benefit from the capacity to deter youth from “splitting” between staff,” said Broadhead. “In addition, there are other services nearby. The awesome support we receive from our close neighbors at REACH and Comprehensive Life Services (CLR) is incredible. We really relish in this opportunity to bring revitalized and enhanced services to our participants and this space promotes that.” Broadhead said (of the new space), “The kitchen is an incredible resource and we look forward to exploring independent living skills classes that focus on healthy and nourishing food preparation. We are close to community partners, courts, transportation, parks and our shelter.” The Drop-In Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. The program serves young people ages 12-24. “In our Drop-In Center we offer case management, advocacy, basic needs support: hygiene and clothing supplies and a warm meal,” said Broadhead. In addition, participants can also address education, mental health, substance abuse, housing, family reunification (if safe and appropriate), employment and training concers or needs. At the drop-in, we not only offer case management, advocacy, basic needs support, but we also play board games, create art, and provide psychoeducational support groups and workshops. We have video games and we like to host movie nights. We are a safe place for youth to connect with a caring service provider or just chill and have a
snack. Through trust building and compassion we seek to empower every participant to identify their needs and determine how we can best support them in meeting those goals. At each guest’s unique pace, we will work to create the conditions that lead to a successful and empowered launch to achieving the goals they've identified. “We are very honored to have certified mental health professionals from CLR co-located at this site daily. These professionals can conduct intakes to programming and provide therapeutic support to our participants on site,” Broadhead added. “We are very interested in exploring more collaborations like this one and would be happy to hear from the wonderful provider community about how, together, we can best serve the vulnerable youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.” The Young Adult Shelter is located at the Beacon Center: 415 S. 13th St., Tacoma, which serves young people ages 18-24. To be eligible for service an individual must provide proof of their age. We cannot serve Level 2 or Level 3 sex offenders. We can serve Level 1 sex offenders who are in compliance. Each individual who utilizes our shelter services is informed of our program’s expectations and must sign an agreement to adhere to these norms. We are a gender-liberated shelter space. Our shelter is staffed at a ratio of 1:13, with a minimum of two trained staff members present at all times, and a 40-bed capacity. Street outreach, which is conducted five days a week throughout Pierce County, is often the first step to getting a young person the help they need to end homelessness. The staff offer water, hygiene supplies, snacks, service information and cold weather gear (socks, gloves, hats). Doing so draws young people into services and gets them off the streets. Many introductions on the streets lead to overnight stays in the shelter or daytime services at the drop-in center. New Directions is a crisis residential center for youth
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PUYALLUP TRIBAL IMPACT Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Community
PHOTO BY MATT NAGLE
Puyallup Tribal Council Member Sylvia Miller; Planning & Land Use Services Special Project Manager Charlene Matheson; Puyallup Tribal Council Members James Rideout, Annette Bryan and David Bean; Monae Wright; Puyallup Elders Advisory Committee Member Don Finley and Chairman Frank Griese; Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud; and Puyallup Elder Raymond McCloud.
BREAKING GROUND FOR POSTERITY After many years of anticipation, the day finally arrived on July 7, 2017 for the Puyallup Tribe to break ground on a new elders assisted living facility. Slated for completion by March 2018, the facility will be connected to the Tribe’s
existing Elders Center so that the residents can enjoy the center’s dining hall, daily meals if they choose, swimming pool, exercise room, socializing, day trips and more. With 21 studios and one-bedroom units, each will be complete with a full kitchen and
spa/bathroom offering easy walk-in access for elders’ special bathing needs. Groundfloor units will have an outdoor patio and second-floor units will have a small balcony. “This has been a dream for a long, long time,” said Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud.
“There are 16 (Puyallup) tribal elders scattered throughout Tacoma and Pierce County in different assisted living places. They’re all going to come home here. They’re going to be around us. They’re going to have that spirit brought back.”
TRIBE OF THE GENEROUS PEOPLE NORTHWEST HARVEST – $100,000 Northwest Harvest is all about food, family and community. Its mission is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Northwest Harvest’s vision is that ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, this non-profit provides more than 2 million meals every month. With distribution centers in western, eastern, coastal and central Washington, Northwest Harvest also reaches rural communities where people in need would otherwise go hungry. Last year, Northwest Harvest distributed a record-breaking 33 million pounds of food, serving unprecedented numbers of hungry people.
TACOMA ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES – $50,000 The mission of Tacoma Adventist Community Services is to provide supplemental nutritious food to low-income individuals with special dietary needs and to further develop auxiliary programs to assist their families in attaining their highest potential with dignity. TACS clients generally have a restrictive diet due to a medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Working with other agencies, TACS strives to remove obstacles to proper nutrition by providing food that is more nutritionally balanced and conducive to maintaining control of clients’ illnesses. The Puyallup Tribe’s donation will allow the organization to focus on things like fixing their leaking roof and caring for the sharp increase in homeless men and women who are struggling to survive on the South Sound streets.
TAHOMA INDIAN CENTER – $100,000 Located in downtown Tacoma, the Tahoma Indian Center has met the basic needs of low-income and homeless urban Native Peoples for more than 20 years in a safe, warm, peaceful and drug- and alcohol-free environment. The purpose of the Center is to restore and sustain the dignity and culture of urban Native Americans in Pierce County. This is done in numerous ways: providing coffee and a daily meal Monday-Friday, referrals to needed social services such as housing, food, clothing, employment and training, legal services, education and counseling, referrals to culturally specific services such as tribal registration, pow-wows, education and training, employment services, counseling and healing circles. providing a site for native cultural/spiritual ceremonies and activities, and providing for basic needs such as food, clothing and referral to shelters and housing programs, a mailing address and phone messages. The Center also hosts AA meetings Thursdays at 7 p.m. and tobacco cessation programs.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS’ SPIRIT OF 12 PARTNERS – $550,000 Founded in 2004, the Spirit of 12 Partners program embodies the Seattle Seahawks’ commitment to the Pacific Northwest community and its fans. This donation received from the Puyallup Tribe will be disbursed among 11 local non-profit organizations that Spirit of 12 Partners hand-picked for effectively impacting a variety of social needs and positively impacting people’s lives. Some examples: Palmer Scholars of Tacoma, helping disadvantaged youth afford college; Rainier Scholars in Seattle, offering a pathway to college graduation for hard-working, low-income students of color; REACH Center, Tacoma, a one-stop youth service center for young people 16-24 seeking to advance their educational, career, and life goals; Vision House, providing housing, support services and childcare for homeless families with children; Tacoma Rescue Mission, providing shelter, food, self-sufficiency programs and more to the homeless; and other organizations helping veterans, victims of domestic violence, and more.
TOY RESCUE MISSION – $100,000 Tacoma’s Toy Rescue Mission is one-of-a-kind in Pierce County for its work to refurbish and recycle gently used toys for disadvantaged children, and seniors in care facilities, while providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for the young at heart. Not only does the Mission make birthdays, Easter and Christmas bright for children and seniors, its way of recycling toys is environmentally friendly too. Recently, there has been a rent increase for the building the Mission works out of, so the Tribe’s gift will help cover that unexpected cost and allow the Mission to not cut any programs, which would be the only other alternative. Serving the South Sound for more than 20 years, the Toy Rescue Mission is nearly 100 percent volunteer run and receives no state or federal funding, nor is it affiliated with DSHS or any other state agency.
PUYALLUP FOOD BANK – $50,000 Since 1972, the Puyallup Food Bank and its staff of caring volunteers have been providing food to those in need with dignity, utilizing food surpluses, and increasing public awareness on issues of hunger in our community. This non-profit organization handles 10 tons of food each week, and touches the lives of 70,000 people each year by serving 1 million nutritious meals annually. Skilled in stretching their dollars, just $10 helps provide 12 meals for a family of four. As a distribution center, the Puyallup Food Bank saves countless dollars for other food banks, non-profits and charitable agencies by providing an efficient and centralized location for collecting and distributing food. The Puyallup Food Bank and Distribution Center’s warehouse distributes 61% of donated food to 32 other local food banks and feeding sites.
For more information about the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, visit www.puyallup-tribe.com.
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According to Jeannette, TCC has many resources to help students stay in school. However, a big gap exists in emergency housing and homeless college students keenly feel it. If a student becomes homeless during a quarter, the chances of making good grades and staying in school is very unlikely, Jeannette said. Child of Fortune, with the help of the Smiths and other community members, is now seeking community support for a pilot project to create a new emergency housing facility that will help at-risk students stay in school. "We need about 2,000 square feet of physical space," Jeanette said. "We are looking for office or retail space within two miles of TCC that could be used for creating a 20-bed facility. There will be check in at evening and exit time in the morning, so unlike traditional shelters, people are not going to be loitering around the premises when they’re not supposed to be there. There will also be no drop-in cases looking for a bed since this program will require pre-registration and entrance counseling.” “This pilot location will target men, since they are statistically less likely to be able to obtain emergency housing,” Jeannette said. The onsite services will include what is necessary to succeed in college today including wifi, study space, and meals. According to a study conducted and published this year by the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees, where researchers surveyed more than 33,000 students in 24 states and at 70 two-year institutions, an estimated one-third of community college students go hungry in America and 14 percent of them are homeless. In that same report, “Hungry and Homeless in College,” half of all community college students are housing insecure, meaning that they lack having a consistent place to sleep and are on the verge of or are residing in a shelter, automobile or abandoned building. Jeanette says there’s a six-week
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window into homelessness where students drop out of college completely, and that negatively impacts the students’ ability to thrive in the future. Every community college graduate directly improves the financial outlook for their families and our community. Potentially losing 14 percent to situational homelessness while they are trying to improve their future is unconscionable. That's why we really need that 20-bed facility close to the target community college. Beyond giving advice, the Smiths practice every money-managing technique that they teach to the students because they learned such skills firsthand from surviving bad money management practices in their past. Jeanette said, “Life can deal you a challenging hand but you must be resilient, creative, and opportunistic. The future gets better because we make it that way. The most important assets we share are our experiences and wisdom.” After John’s honorable discharge from the military in the early 1980s, the couple could not find stable work with a livable wage. So they and their infant son went from couch-surfing with friends and family to living out of a car, to living in a room-share, and they worked seasonal jobs housesitting and hand-washing semi trucks to get by. They repeatedly learned that none of those sporadic jobs nor John's veteran status from the Air Force could sustain them for long. That’s when Jeanette decided to go to Tacoma Community College to earn credentials that would help provide a better future. Yet going to school made times even harder for the couple since she worked while attending school. With determination, Jeanette earned excellent grades and completed an accelerated computer repair tech program at TCC. Upon graduating, she managed to get a contract through General Electric and began working with Boeing right away. John decided to follow his bliss and become a marriage and family therapist. He was told in high school that he was not college material but Jeanette told him that we need people like him to be marriage and family therapists. His road to success was
not easy from Tacoma Community College, University of WashingtonTacoma, and Capella University but Jeannette insists that persistency is more important than natural ability. John uses each life lesson to counsel struggling community college students about persistency, resiliency, money management and the use of other resources to make ends meet. It's also an experience that keeps the couple spending much more wisely today. As a marriage and family therapist, John’s counseling practice called Center of Focus LLC is an important resource for Child of Fortune. He counsels students for a small stipend, which is paid for by donations made to Child of Fortune. That stipend is the only cost charged for John's counseling services with at-risk students, regardless of how long a counseling session with the therapist might last. That even includes students with greater needs who John says he might see a couple or three times per week. "I take them into therapy to help them figure out how they got to where they are today," John said. "More than likely it didn't just start with an argument with a roommate or family member. Other problems led up to that point and created the experiences they are having now. The counseling and resources that Child of Fortune provides help the student get into housing and we also help them become more resilient." According to Jeannette, Child of Fortune does not offer any financial support directly to students but when they leave the program they have the knowledge to better utilize the resources that are available to them so they can avoid getting into this vulnerable state of living again. While TCC is the pilot college for starting Child of Fortune, the Smiths say they hope to expand in the not-toodistant future to include other colleges. "The end goal is just to get the kids off the street," Jeanette said. "Reeducation. Mentoring. Guiding. If someone is on the street, if they're homeless and don't know how to fix it, it's going to take those three things to get them back on their feet. Attending community college is a brave and immense effort to change the trajectory of your life. We should do all in our power to help the student succeed."
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CAGESPORT 46 WAS ONE FOR THE AGES
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(Top) Tacoma first baseman Daniel Vogelbach saw some time manning the bag for the Pacific Coast League AllStars. After wowing the hometown faithful with a runner-up performance in the Triple-A Home Run Derby, the Tacoma slugger only saw a single plate appearance in the actual Triple-A All-Star Game. (bottom) Rainiers' reliever Jean Machi put in an inning of work for the PCL, giving up three hits and two runs. Tacoma fans are hoping the MLB veteran can return to his early-season dominance soon.
TACOMA RAINIERS SUFFERING AN ALLSTAR HANGOVER By Josiah Rutledge Tacoma Weekly Correspondent
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(Top) With the CageSport lightweight championship belt on the line, the challenger made the most of this huge opportunity. Spanaway's Bobby McIntyre bided his time early in the first round, delivering quick fists and kicks before getting back out of the reach of Yakima's Julian Erosa, who was defending his belt for the second time against a local favorite. As Erosa attempted to push the attack, McIntyre spotted an opening and delivered a one-two combination that sent the champion to the mat. A few more blows to the head and the fight was over as a new CageSport champion was crowned. (bottom-left) Jose Hernandez fought Eric Higaonna nearly to a standstill, but lost the bout by a single point. (bottomright) It was one of the biggest, single-round turnabouts seen at the EQC in recent history. Nearly out on his feet, Tacoma's Nick Coughran would claw his way back to a submission victory as the hometown crowd erupted with cheers. By Justin Gimse email@example.com
t had been a gorgeous Saturday here in the Puget Sound. After parking my car up on the hill, I began the short walk down to the Emerald Queen Casino. I failed to truly take a good, long look at the sky to see if there was some sort of fantastic, celestial event going on. Had I taken the time, I’m fairly certain I would have witnessed something out of the ordinary. I’m sure our galaxy’s planets weren’t suddenly in alignment with each other, but what would soon unfold in the EQC showroom would leave me believing that something was going on up there. Never had I witnessed a succession of mixed martial arts bouts that screamed and bled with so much drama. In short, I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for a more shocking night than what unfolded at CageSport 46 on Saturday, July 15. With a total of eight fights scheduled, including not one, but two, championship belt contests on the docket, any experienced fan would tell you that there was a chance that a few of them might be a groaner. It almost never fails. No matter how good the matchups look on paper and film, sometimes they come off as flat and disjointed inside the cage. That’s what happens when two men (or women) meet at the center of the mat. You just never know what these fighters are going to do and how they are going to react. Sometimes the two respective styles and game plans smash into each other like the wrong sides of a couple magnets and the crowd
is left watching three rounds of slow, plodding work that ultimately ends up going to the judges’ cards. Oftentimes, the average fan’s reaction is to merely look at the fight card and move on in hopes of finding a little redemption in the next bout to come. This was a night where fans were most likely looking at those fight cards wondering how this next bout is going to top what just went down. From the opening bell of the first fight, the stage was set for what would become a night of thunder and lightning. Shock waves of surprise hit the packed EQC showroom on several occasions, and the crowd answered back with roars of delight, despair, anger, joy and a decibel level this writer has never experienced at the venue. The first bout of the night matched 185-pound Justin Milani looking for just his second victory in nine fights, against Steve Vasquez, who was making his professional debut. Once the bell tolled, both fighters let loose upon each other with a barrage of hay makers. The fact that the fight ended so quickly didn’t bother fight fans much, when Milani connected with a left hook to the nose of Vasquez that sent the newcomer to the mat like a sack of wrenches. Seeing the finish line suddenly appear, Milani dropped one more stinger to the face of Vasquez and the referee quickly jumped in and stopped the fight. Vasquez was a mess. Not only was it very apparent that he had broken his nose, but he was certifiably out of it. After attempting to get up once, the bloodied fighter fell again to the mat before the medical crew was in the ring to help ease him back to his senses. It
would take a while, but he was finally able to exit the cage under his own power. What a beginning. Up next was a 145-pound affair between Armando Best, looking for his second win in seven fights, against newcomer Bryce Walden. For two rounds the fighters spent time dishing out punishment on their feet, with quite a few nasty kicks and knees on the menu. When they weren’t exchanging blows standing up, they took their business to the ground, with both fighters finding themselves in power positions. It wasn’t until the third round when the tide turned for Best. After an opening flurry of knees, Best was able to take Walden down to the mat, where he began raining fists and elbows down on his opponent. It was too much for Walden, and the referee stopped the fight. The third fight of the evening was one for the books. Tacoma’s Nick Coughran came into the fight with just one win in six tries, but the crowd was already loud and humming for him. You could feel something in the air for the 186-pounder. Perhaps it was going to be his night. His opponent, Jorge Cordoba (3-2), maybe sensed the same thing and went with a bad strategy to open the fight. When the opening bell rang, Coughran walked to the center of the cage with his left fist up to tap gloves with Cordoba. To the shock of everyone under the roof, including Coughran, Cordoba flew in with a left hook that sent the Tacoma bruiser back on his heels. It doesn’t happen often, but every time I have witnessed a fighter pull this sort of uncouth move, he or she has ultiu See MMA / page A12
It’s been said that baseball’s all-star break wasn’t named a “break” after the physical rest it gives the players, but rather for what it does for the mental monotony that is inherent to a season that lasts well over 100 games. Monotony that is present not only for the players, but sometimes also for the fans. Indeed, that’s a large part of the reason baseball hosts its all-star game in-season. For most, the all-star break is a time to reflect on the first half of the season with a good dose of what went wrong and what went right, and more importantly, how to prepare for the second-half stretch. For Rainiers fans, however, no such rest was accorded, as Tacoma played host for the first time to the Triple-A All-Star Game. The all-star festivities brought some of the sport’s most talented young players to the Puget Sound, including 10 of Baseball America’s top 100 prospects. If you came to the game hoping to see a particular player in action, you were not likely disappointed; Toledo reliever Jeff Ferrell was the only player on either side not to see action. Helping toward that end was Pacific Coast League manager Tony DeFrancesco's strict one-inning-perpitcher rule, which resulted in the oddity of Oklahoma City’s Wilmer Font being tabbed for the start and yet tossing only four pitches. That was all he needed to retire the top three batters in the International League lineup. IL starting pitcher Tom Eshelman (of Lehigh Valley) was given a bit more leash, pitching two innings. He was never forced to pitch from the stretch, but unfortunately for the International League that wasn’t because he pitched two perfect innings but rather because his blemish came by way of a solo home run off the bat of Fresno’s Colin Moran tying the score at one (Home Run Derby participant Richie Shaffer had blasted an opposite field homer off of Seth Frankoff to give the IL a 1-0 lead earlier in the inning). The PCL jumped out to its first lead with a four-run fourth inning, which was capped off when Nashville’s Renato Nunez demolished a first pitch fastball from Scranton/WilkesBarre's Caleb Smith, depositing it into the left-field seats and plating three. Though the International League answered with two runs of its own (a solo homer by Durham’s Willy Adames and an RBI double by Columbus’ Richie Shaffer) to cut the deficit to 5-3, the PCL would not relinquish their lead, holding on to win 6-4. After the game, Nunez was named the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star Game MVP
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TACOMA TAEKWONDO ATHLETES BRING HOME MEDALS FROM NATIONALS
Eight Tacoma Taekwondo athletes from Twin Tigers Taekwondo School competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) U.S.A. National Taekwondo Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 3-8, 2017. The Eight range from age 10 to 23. The tournament had approximately 3,500 competitors from across the United States. Winning gold medals were Kiani Guillermo, 10, Eddie Omnes, 23, Silver Medals were won by Kanoa Guillermo,13, Jose Luis Torres-Santos and Joey Krevitz 16. Falling shy of the medal round but still placing in the topsix positions in the country were: Zoee Martinson 10 (5th Place), Karla Y. Rosario-Santos 12 (6th Place), Lavontrez Miller (6th Place) and Jaylin Jose (6th Place). The athletes are trained by Master Daniel Ramirez, a retired US Army Veteran who owns and operates Twin Tigers Taekwondo School in Tacoma.
around their backs to stabilize them. Along with the World Water Ski Racing Championship, the SunFest Watersports Festival will include a Hyperlite wakeboarding event, airchair demonstration and skydiving demonstrations from world renowned skydiver, Luke Aikins. There will also be local food, live music, beer gardens, a family fun zone and areas to meet the teams. The land-side portion of the event will be produced by a local specialty event planning company, Festivals Inc., which produces large scale events like the Bite of Seattle and the Taste of Tacoma. SunFest will benefit Ben’s Fund, founded by Seahawks General Manager John Schneider and wife Traci, in partnership with Families for Effective Autism Treatment, which provides financial assistance with services specifically related to autism spectrum disorder treatments. For more information on the World Water Ski Racing Championships or the SunFest Watersports Festival, head to www. wwsrc2017.com. RACING SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 29 11:15 a.m. - Open Women and F2 Women 1:35 p.m. - Junior Boys and Girls 3:40 p.m. - Open Men and F2 Men Monday, July 31 11:15 a.m. - Open Women and F2 Women 1:35 p.m. - Junior Boys and Girls 3:40 p.m. - Open Men and F2 Men Wednesday, Aug. 2 11:15 a.m. - Open Women and F2 Women 1:35 p.m. - Junior Boys and Girls 3:40 p.m. - Open Men and F2 Men
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The Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board is in need of individuals who are interested in officiating middle school, junior high, senior high, college and recreation department volleyball matches throughout Pierce County. Line Judges are also needed for local high school matches. A comprehensive training program scheduled for Aug. 23, 22, 28 and 30 is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. For students, retirees, or former athletes looking to reconnect with a sport, officiating high school and middle school sports is also an excellent way to earn some extra income and provide a great service to the teams. Registration is due no later than Aug. 10th so please contact us immediately. For additional information on becoming a volleyball official, please visit our website at www.tpcvob.com and contact Marc Blau at (253) 677-2872 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The world’s fastest water skiers will converge on the Puget Sound this summer for the 20th World Water Ski Racing Championships. It’s all a part of the SunFest Watersports Festival on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, Aug. 5 at Point Ruston, which is free to attend. The world championships are conducted every two years and was last held in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2015. The last time the world championships were conducted in the U.S. was 2003 in Long Beach. This summer, the competition comes to Point Ruston with its panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainer. “This international event is taking place on our very own shoreline for everyone to enjoy, regardless if you are a water skiing fan or not,” said Phedra Redifer, regional parks attractions manager for Metro Parks. “This event is just a continuation of our collaborative efforts that help us bring such unique and exciting events to Tacoma.” The World Water Ski Racing Championships will showcase 180 high-performance athletes and powerful boats from Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain and the United States. The competition consists of four races held over a 10-day period. Races are circuits between 30 to 60 minutes long. Points are awarded for each race and the worst score is dropped from the total. This sport combines extreme speed, strength, endurance and determination. Fifty international teams will participate in six different classes – men, women and juniors. Each team consists of a driver, observer and skier behind specialized tow boats capable of speeds of more than 100 miles per hour (thanks to custom engines throwing off 1,600 horsepower). Skiers ride on a large, single water ski with the tow rope wrapped
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The Sounders Women won against OSA in the final regular season game then OSA took down NSGSC giving the Sounders Women their second WPSL NW Division title in their second season in the WPSL. With the victory and the division title, the Sounders Women head to San Diego on Friday, July 21, to play in the WPSL West Regional Tournament. If the women win both games over the weekend, they will advance to the WPSL National Final Four. At 6-2-0, the Sounders Women edged the ISC Gunners again to take the WPSL NW Division title. Nia Gordon led the Sounders Women with four goals and one assist on the campaign with Kaycie Tillman also contributing three goals and one assist. Sarah Shimer has been stellar in goal for the women in green and the team heads into the region weekend with much confidence as they face the San Diego Sea Lions after losing late to Sea Lions in the 2016 West Region Final. The San Diego Sea Lions are led by head coach Jen Lalor-Nielsen and they won the WPSL PacSouth Division again in 2017 with a record of 9-0-1. A tradition of winning was again apparent in division play with Angelina Hix scoring nine goals and contributing two assists, followed closely by Elise Britt with six goals and three assists. Last season, the potent, attacking team lost in the 2016 WPSL National Championship game after eliminating the Sounders Women in the regional final. The Sounders Women will play the San Diego Sea Lions at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. In a matchup sure to be entertaining, both teams will look to make the Sunday, July 23, West Region Final in the hopes of getting a shot at the WPSL national championship. Stay tuned for information and follow the women on twitter @SoundersWomen. For more information on the Sounders Women, please also visit us at www.soundersowomen.com. The Sounders Women and Sounders U23 teams are owned and operated by owners Lane Smith, Cliff McElroy, and Mike Jennings. The Sounders Women play in the Women’s Professional Soccer League and the Sounders U23 play in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL). Featuring current college-age amateur players with former international and professional stars, both the WPSL and the PDL provide elite amateurs the opportunity to compete while maintaining their eligibility as college student-athletes. Both the WPSL and the PDL are recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America. The Sounders U23 team is the direct PDL affiliate to the Sounders FC first team and USL S2 team.
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mately paid the price. Call it karma, or call it the universe righting a wrong. Whatever it is, it happened again. However, it didn’t look like it was in the cards early on as Cordoba swung madly, landing lefts and rights that further staggered Coughran, who seemed to be shooting out punches by nothing more than the force of will and the support of the hometown crowd. Twice, I noticed Coughran’s legs go a little rubbery. The action never ceased in the furious first round, and as the seconds ticked on, Coughran kept eating shots but more and more of his own punches were beginning to take a toll on his opponent. Sensing that the time was ripe, Coughran dove into Cordoba, taking him to the mat. Within just a couple blinks of the eye, the bloodied fighter from Grit City had climbed onto the back of Cordoba, slipped his arm under his chin and administered a perfect rear naked choke hold. Cordoba could do nothing but tap out and again pandemonium reigned in the EQC showroom as the Tacoma crowd filled the air with cheers. Instead of just a second career victory, you would have thought Coughran had just captured a championship belt by the response of the crowd, his fight crew, and Coughran himself. Even after saying “I’m sorry” to the crowd several times, Cordoba would exit the cage to a cascade of boos from the crowd. I’m certain it was a huge learning experience for him. Just tap the gloves. It’s that simple. The fourth fight of the night would begin with a low blow administered to University Place’s Tyrone “Anaconda” Henderson (3-2-1) by his opponent Wyatt Gonzalez (0-2-0). The 156-pounder grimaced and was in serious pain. Instead of taking the full-allotted time to recover from the shot below the belt, he seemed ready to go and the fight was back on. By the end of the first round, Henderson was looking to clamp an arm bar on Gonzalez before the bell would save him. The second round would begin to tilt toward Gonzalez as he went to work on the ground, wearing out Henderson while dropping some solid shots on the fighter. The third round would see a gassed Henderson unable to fend off a rear naked choke attempt by Gonzalez, and he was forced to tap out. Up next would be a 146-pound contest between Jordan Mackin (3-7-0) versus Olympia’s Justin Hugo (2-20). The fight began slow, with both fighters getting a feel for each other. It wouldn’t take long though, as the action
picked up. At one point, Mackin would have the prime position over Hugo down on the ground, but was unable to put anything together. Meanwhile, Hugo continued to work from underneath, looking for the right opening. The target appeared to be Mackin’s arm, and once Hugo got a hold of it, he held on like a python. After Mackin attempted to spin out of his clutches, Hugo applied the pressure and his opponent let out a quick, painful cry and the referee stopped the fight. Mackin’s arm didn’t appear broken, but something bad had obviously went on at the elbow joint, as he remained on his knees, holding his arm. The final bout of the undercard would be a 136-pound contest between Eric Higoanna (7-2-0) and Jose Hernandez (2-2-0) of Kent. This fight had a little bit of everything, as both fighters went at it on their feet and on the mat. This was a good fight, not a great fight. Higoanna nearly had a rear naked choke in the second round, but was unable to wrench it down. Hernandez had a strong third round, with both fighters going toe-to-toe in a flurry to the final bell. I thought Hernandez had taken the fight, by the smallest of margins. However, the judges saw differently awarding the majority-decision to Higoanna by a single point. It was time for a championship fight. On the line first was the vacant CageSport bantamweight title pitting Journey Newson (5-1) against Anthony Zender (7-9-0). It was an intriguing matchup between a fighter who was beginning to look like the real deal, versus an opponent who was on a serious hot streak, winning seven of his last eight fights, after dropping his first eight. The two fighters met at CageSport 43 last December, with Newson claiming victory via guillotine choke. The first round began with both fighters circling each other, while administering some nasty leg kicks. Newson was looking very quick but Zender gave as good as he got. By the end of the round, Newson was bleeding a little under his right eye and it appeared as though this had the makings of an epic five-rounder. A huge, overhand right from Newson would cancel the plans for a long fight, as Zender was caught, dead to rights, and down he went. Without hesitation, Newson went after him and began delivering a massive number of shots to Zender’s head. While he was able to cover up for the lengthy early portion of Newson’s punches, the fact that he had taken nearly 20 blows to the side of the head left little hope for a Zender recovery. Newson then went to town with eight solid elbows and forearms to the face and the referee stopped the bout. An exciting, new champion had been crowned in brutal fashion. Keep your eye on Newson. He’s impressive now, and only going to get better.
With seven exciting fights now in the books, the crowd was ready for the main event. Spanaway’s Bobby McIntyre (5-4) would be looking to pull the upset over CageSport lightweight champion Julian Erosa (19-4). Had the fight taken place in Nevada, the line would have leaned heavily in Erosa’s favor. Not only had the Yakima stud already shown his talents with the UFC, he had already taken down some of the best fighters to enter the cage at the EQC, on his way to winning the belt. Now he would be making his second title defense against yet another local favorite. It could have been at this point where something happened way up in the cosmos above Tacoma, and nobody was prepared for it, except for McIntyre. While Erosa began stalking McIntyre around the ring, the local boy was able to sting the champion with a quick shot or two and then he was back out of Erosa’s reach. The champion looked like he wanted to pick up the pace, striking McIntyre with some quick shots, showing off his speed. All the while, McIntyre stuck to his guns. He wasn’t going to fire off until the right moment, and it happened like a thunderclap. One, two went McIntyre’s fists to Erosa’s face, and the champion went down in a heap. As the challenger bore down upon him, Erosa made an attempt to regain his feet, but McIntyre connected with a shot to the jaw that sent him back down to the canvas. Wasting no time, McIntyre went after Erosa on the ground, delivering a few shots to the champion’s head. There would be no 20-something blows to end the bout, like the match before, as the referee darted in and stopped the fight. I’ve never heard a sustained cheer at the EQC like what went down following this fight. It was just so quick and so shocking. In less than three and a half minutes, McIntyre had shut up the naysayers, pulled off a huge upset, and claimed the championship belt. Whether the fight could, or should, have went on a little longer will probably be argued for years to come. However, make no mistake, McIntyre put Erosa down, and the former champ, just for a moment, appeared to be lights out on the canvas and that was obviously enough for the referee to make his quick decision to step in. Every time I have viewed the replay since, I’m pretty sure that Erosa would have taken quite a bit more unneeded punishment down on the mat. Whenever the inevitable rematch goes down, I’m going to make sure to take a long look toward the heavens before walking into the EQC. Fight fans can only hope and pray to witness another night like CageSport 46.
THERESA LIKES TO WEAR A BIT OF COLOR IN HER HAIR
By Tami Jackson For Tacoma Weekly
osmetologist Theresa Tong, of TT Hair Salon & Supplies, can do it all. She cuts and tints all kinds of hair for a wide variety of styles, provides face-waxing services, plucks eyebrows and offers a paraffin dip for pampering hands. She provides all these services for the elderly, for adults, teens and children alike. Tong also offers traditional facials but uses creams that she makes herself from fresh cucumbers or bananas and she can even mix up a face massage cream from avocados. While Tong accepts walk-in customers, at 6411 6th Ave., #14, she strongly advises folks who want a facial to please schedule that type of service in advance. That’s so she can be sure to have all the fresh ingredients on hand for making her fresh Bahama or other facial mask and she can have it all prepared ahead of time for her customer’s convenience. To make an appointment, call TT Hair Salon & Supplies at (253) 507-3795. “I prefer to work with natural products on the face,” Tong said, “And I don’t wear a lot of makeup myself.” What’s bright about Tong’s appearance is her contagious smile and a couple of long and colorful clip-on hairpieces that she clips to her long, dark brown, straight hair. She sells such hair accessories, including barrettes for small children, stretchy headbands and ponytail Scrunchies at reasonable salon prices. She also sells a wide variety of hair products, including shampoo, conditioners, gels, sprays, pomades, and waxes. The products she stocks are by companies such as Alterna, Bed Head, Biosilk, Cationic Hydration Interlink (CHI), It’s a 10, Joico, Kenra, Matrix®, Nioxin, Redken, Paul Mitchell, Pureology and Sexy Hair. When someone approaches her about changing their hair color to something really bright and vibrant, Tong feels her first job is to educate her customers about how the full hair tinting process works and she feels obligated to warn them whenever what they are asking for could badly damage their hair. “With very bright colors, I must first get your hair to the appropriate shade for tinting and that usually involves bleaching,” Tong said. “Then, after that
Theresa Tong gives great advice about hair color and how a particular haircut will best enhance your face
bleaching process, I have to add more color back in. That’s in order to make it the color you want. Bleaching is very damaging to someone’s hair, so I ask my customer, why would you want to do that? I don’t ever want to damage my customer’s hair.” Meanwhile, Tong said if a customer is very persistent, completely realizes the potential for damaging their hair by bleaching, then she will accommodate their wishes and will do her best to provide the most professional service anyone can offer but she really strongly advises against using too much bleach as hair can get burned and becomes brittle and completely breaks off. Beyond that, Tong said that tinting with vibrant colors means the shade does not last nearly as long as natural colors do. “Color corrections are costly at $130 and up,” she said. The price for adding color to hair depends on the customer’s hair length and thickness. The longer the hair and the thicker it is, the more salon products for a color
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change, permanent wave, or hair straightening service will be needed. Bleaching costs $65, and if she must remove all the color of your hair and repeat a similar process for adding the new desired color then someone’s wallet is going to feel a bit lighter because for the cosmetologist to spend time removing and adding the color, then conditioning the hair and styling it, well, the entire process in total (depending on length and thickness of hair) would cost somewhere between $130 and $150. Tong graduated from Everett Community College more than a decade ago with 1,800 hours in beauty school training. For the next 10 years, she worked at Regis Hair Salon in Seattle, tinting and cutting hair. Then she moved to the southernmost part of Tacoma three years ago. That’s when she started working in Renton, as a manager at Great Clips. “The commute to work took me three hours,” Tong said. “So after I was a manager for Great Clips in Renton I worked for another Great Clips closer to home for over a year and finally decided to work for myself.” When she opened her salon last month, she named it after herself, TT Hair Salon & Supplies, and celebrated the grand opening on June 1. The beautiful 1500 square-feet of space inside her salon is tastefully designed and displayed. Tong said she is now ready to rent out three or four of her existing five stations at $400 per month. In addition to all the hair products and accessories she sells there, a friend of hers also sells women’s clothing and jewelry at the salon. The parking lot at TT Hair Salon & Supplies allows customers the luxury of choosing any free parking space as the property butts up against the Grocery Outlet store’s lot, a great landmark for making Tong’s hair salon easy to find. “I’m willing to offer 10 percent off the total of purchase for products and services when customers mentioned they saw this story and my advertisement in this paper,” Tong said.
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for his three-run blast that proved to be the game-winner, while Shaffer’s two extra base hits (a homer and a double) earned him the International League’s award. The two Tacoma representatives in the All-Star Game, first baseman Daniel Vogelbach and right-handed reliever Jean Machi, didn’t fare too well. Machi allowed three hits and two runs in his inning of work, while Vogelbach struck out in his only plate appearance. Immediately following the All-Star Game, it was back to the grind for the Rainiers as they began a four-game series with Fresno. Unfortunately for the Rainiers, that series went about as poorly for the team as the All-Star Game did for Machi and Vogelbach. They lost all four games by a combined score of 25-7, including wasting a fine pitching effort by Casey Lawrence (seven innings of one-run ball) and squandering a 4-2 ninth inning lead when Machi was unable to slam the door on the Grizzlies. Machi was a sensation for the first two and a half months of the season, allowing just one run in his first 22.1 innings, but has been struggling since, blowing five saves in the last month and allowing 11 runs over his last 10.1 innings. After the Fresno series, four Rainiers (Vogelbach, DJ Peterson, Mark Lowe, and Pat Light) ended up in quite the pickle as they tried to make their way to Albuquerque for the next series beginning Monday, July 17. The quartet had decided to forgo the team’s flight, with its 3 a.m. departure time, and book a flight on their own through American Airlines. Their connection flight from Phoenix fell through, however, due to a dust storm in the area. As a result, they were forced to embark on a remarkable Uber journey that took seven
hours and cost $683.52. Luckily for Lowe and Light, they weren’t needed to pitch in Monday’s game. Peterson and Vogelbach weren’t so lucky, as they combined to go 1-7 in the 6-5 loss, though Vogelbach did chip in an RBI. Tacoma would then split a doubleheader the following day, dropping the opener 5-3, and winning the nightcap game 9-3. Tacoma returns to Cheney Stadium on Friday, July 21, for a four-game set against Sacramento. Up with the big club: The Mariners began the second half right, rattling off a five-game winning streak, including a four game sweep of the White Sox (who recently sent their ace, Jose Quintana, across town to the Cubs in a blockbuster trade), as well as a win against the Houston Astros. That win against the Astros came with a much bigger story for the baseball world: Astro shortstop Carlos Correa, who started the All-Star Game for the American League, tore a ligament in his left thumb and will miss six to eight weeks of action. With the trade deadline swiftly approaching and deals starting to fly (including the aforementioned Quintana trade, as well as a deal that sent Detroit slugger JD Martinez to Arizona), it remains to be seen what course of action Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto will take, and how those moves will shape the rosters in Seattle (and in Tacoma). Whether he will position the team as a buyer or a seller remains to be seen - and, in all likelihood, remains to be decided. Elsewhere on the farm: The Mariners’ first round pick in the 2017 draft, Evan White, now has 14 games under his belt with Low-A Everett. The results have been solid, if unspectacular. He’s slashing .277/.358/.532 with as many walks (six) as strikeouts. White, a first baseman from the University of Kentucky, hit a combined .375 over his last two seasons of college ball, and is known for his excellent glove at first base.
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TACOMA FLEA MARKET IS A
HIDDEN GEM WITH A PARISIAN FLAIR By Tami Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
acoma’s darling little flea market, where no two vendor stalls seem alike, is where all the shopping is arranged in a wandering pattern for the most dawdling kind of interesting meander. Once up the steps, behind the boutique, or out front and down the street, shoppers will be looking at things that inspire a most whimsical quest for finding unique objects of plunder. Tacoma’s Flea Market happens every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and winds all around Blooming Kids Consignment Boutique, at 3810 N. 27th St. Beyond the rare, antique and other unusual finds there, the flea market also includes live music and sometimes there is even face painting to indulge in. Talk to any vendor at the Proctor District flea market and quickly learn how readily the vendors are to engage visitors with stories about each item, painting, collectable or artistic skill. “Each vendor takes ownership of their space and marketing,” said Tacoma Flea Market founder Molly Alvarado. She designed the flea market’s layout thanks to her visit to Paris, where she realized, unlike how farmers market tents are set up in straight rows, France’s flea market looked much more eclectic like an intricate quilt. Tacoma’s flea market is patterned after that experience and it has become so popular since Alvarado first suggested its startup a couple years ago that it has now run out of booth space to rent. “People lined up to sign up,” Alvarado said. Presently, with a long waiting list of artists and vendors who want to participate in the Proctor District flea market opportunity, Alvarado continues receiving new inquiries from potential vendors. That’s why she is now looking for a larger and more permanent location where this little gem, now in its second season, can really grow for years to come. Gale E. Hemmann, who earned her master of fine arts degree in writing, vends a booth at the current flea market called Talking Objects Vintage and ReUse. There, she sells vintage glassware, house wares, and other goods alongside her father, Marty, who restores vintage or antique typewriters. “I have had an absolutely wonderful experience selling at the Tacoma Flea Market,” said Hemmann. “It’s more than just a market — it’s a creative group of people who are really productive and caring about what they do and the local community has been absolutely wonderful in their response. It’s been great to work with everyone, and it’s been a lovely opportunity to build repeat customers.” Cam Christiansen has a booth full of hand-carved wood, including cameras and sports cars that he made. He also has
ONE DOG-A-THON 2017
Bring your dog (or cat) for a walk in the park to raise money for pets in need. The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is hosting its 27th annual Dog-A-Thon event on July 22 at 9 a.m. in Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park. The Dog-A-Thon is a South Sound tradition and is the largest dog walk in western Washington. More than a thousand animal lovers and their dogs (plus a cat or two) meet up to enjoy a mild summer day while strolling around Waughop Lake. In addition to the walk, attendees can sample delicious eats, enter contests to show off their dog’s talents, see the dog agility and herding demonstrations and visit pet-related vendors and sponsors. Visit support.thehumanesociety. org/dogathon for more information.
TWO CRAFTS OF THE PAST: BANJOS AND BANJO MAKING Visit Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Forest Beutel, on harmonica and guitar, is celebrated around Tacoma for writing and performing songs. The featured musician changes for each flea market event.
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Cam Christiansen has a booth full of hand-carved wood, including cameras and sports cars that he made.
Founder Molly Alvarado models a pair of sunglasses that a local artist at the flea market makes to sell.
paintings on display and said he made money painting as a side-gig when he attended college. Now he creates his artwork from scraps and odd wood pieces that he finds; such as wood scraps leftover by carpenters, or in the case of one painting, an old crate that an electric motor came in. Yet take a close look at one of his paintings and you won’t find his signa-
ture on the front. “I had a lot of friends who were more concerned about their signature on the front of their painting than the actual painting itself,” he said. So that is why Christiansen signs his artwork on the back. His young son plays with the wooden cameras that Christiansen carves and after pretending to take a picture, draws something on an index card to show it off
(in Point Defiance Park) on July 22 and 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to learn all about banjos and banjo making from John Salicco. “The banjo, in particular, is an inextricable part of American folk music. The roots of this music are legion, yet the synthesis of cultural disparities in this art form is typical of how the ‘melting pot’ transforms disparate cultures into something uniquely American,” said Salicco. Each weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with demonstrations and displays of their work. Info: www. metroparkstacoma.org
stories of a brilliant young man and a monster. But who is the monster and who is the man? Adapted and directed by Niclas Olson. Starring Niclas Olson as Frankenstein, Nick Clawson as Robert Walton, Jenna McRill as Margaret Saville and Ben Stahl as the Creature. The play runs Aug. 4-20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Dukesbay Theater, 508 6th Ave. Visit www.newmuses.com for information.
The classic story of a tortured scientist and his creation springs to life in a new production from New Muses Theatre Company. Returning to the roots of Mary Shelley’s story, the New Muses production is a taut psychological drama following the dual
FOUR SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to Wright Park for a free outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Shakespeare’s screwball comedy features the bantering of two of his cleverest characters. For Beatrice and Benedick, love is a game of wits played with guarded hearts. Yet everyone can see they’re meant for each other. Newly engaged, Hero and Claudio conspire to trick the pair into admitting their affections and falling for each other. But schemes are afoot to ruin everyone’s happiness through dire accusations. Will love win out in the end? This free play will take place Aug. 4, 7-8:30
as that person’s photograph. “I’m a total car nut,” Christiansen said while holding up a luxury sports car that he had carved, “which is weird because growing up in Nome, Alaska, I didn’t see a lot of luxury cars as a kid.” On this day he had on display both an old BMW 2002 and a Johnny Cash Cadillac that he carved from wood. Because Alvarado is very motivated to mentor other start-ups businesses, she reserved five booth spaces for minors who are willing to pay just $10 to rent their spot at the flea market. Alvarado said charging children is important for teaching them the realities of running a business and Spencer Ries is one such minor who keeps her feeling impressed with his sales and collector expertise. Spencer’s Finds is the name of the booth where 15-year-old Ries, who attends IDEA (Industrial Design, Engineering and Art) high school, proves what a very keen eye he has for finding vintage items. He also restores things back to their original sparkle. Ask him about one of his items on sale and you will learn how much he enjoys fixing up old clocks, lamps and typewriters. Ries is very much into the history of the items he sells so he doesn’t just paint over things or destroy their original value. Other attractions at the Proctor District flea market include Jenny Syrana’s booth, Jade & Co. Succulent Boutique. Syrana sells hair wreaths made with live plants, which are of the mother-hen-andchick variety and while many of her customers might wear the wreath to an event like the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire, Syrana said when they get home, they can just plant the succulent in soil again and it will grow. She also sells succulents outright and keeps empty flowerpots and soil at her booth. For that purpose she offers instructions about how to care for the newly adopted plant. Alvarado herself has two booths. Sacred Fawn is where she sells vintage goods from the Pacific Northwest, such as hiking and camping clothing or gear. Then, at her second booth, Alvarado sells a new American clothing line designed for women’s comfort, like sheath dresses and maxi skirts. LuLaRoe, the name of that second booth, is also the corporation’s name for the business that offers affiliate opportunities for women who want to run their own home-based clothing business. “It’s the fastest growing business in the U.S. right now,” Alvarado said of the LuLaRoe clothing line. Most of the vendors at the Tacoma Flea Market post announcements on Instagram. A booth called The Aunt Farm advertises birdbaths, antique bottle vases, vintage fishing lure earrings, indigo dyed garments, crocheted monsters and jellyfish for sale on there. Big dogs, small dogs, in fact every kind of fur-angel barker is welcome at the flea market. There, dogs will find bowls of water and plenty of shade.
p.m., in Wright Park. Look for the event near South I and South 4th streets, directly to the left (north) of the restrooms. Info: www. metroparkstacoma.org/calendar
FIVE WALK TACOMA SCAVENGER HUNT If you love healthy competition, the chance to win cool prizes and explore downtown Tacoma, the Downtown On the Go Scavenger Hunt is for you. Taking place on Aug. 2, the free hunt will send you on a walking and busing journey through downtown as you decode clues. All ages are welcome and the Children’s Museum of Tacoma will be providing activities for the kids. Scavenger hunters can work individually or create a team to win prizes. Registration will be between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at Tollefson Plaza (S. 17th and Pacific) and participants must return to Tollefson by 7 p.m. in order to win. At the plaza, participants will enjoy live music by Rod Koon & Friends. Bring your digital camera or camera phone and save time by registering online or register at the event. Info: www.downtownonthego.com/about/ walk-tacoma-scavenger-hunt-2017.
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In the summer of 2012, a mammogram found a spider web-like mass in my right breast. Research showed it to be lobular carcinoma, a mass, not a tumor. In the weeks leading up to the first mammogram and subsequent ultra-sound, I began ingesting raw leaves. By the time the first biopsy was done, the spider web was gone with just a “target point” remaining. After bartering with my oncologist for another month, he agreed to let me continue my treatment. The strong oil used to treat cancer and other serious ailments was re-invented by Canadian Rick Simpson more than 10 years ago. The recipe is specific, using bud, stem and leaf for whole plant theory and the most medicine. A medicine maker who made several batches for her husband’s prostate cancer said she first used just bud and the batch tested high in THC. Simpson encourages upward of 95 percent THC in the mix; the second batch leaf was added and the test showed CBD; the third batch she added stems and found CBN was added – proving whole plant theory gets you the most medicine.
60 GRAMS IN 90 DAYS The treatment for RSO is to ingest 60 grams in 90 days. Suppositories are said to be best as it gets the medicine right to the blood stream and organs for healing, not digestive processing. At 95 percent THC, dosing is critical with the patient starting small, initially taking a piece of oil the size of a half-grain of rice. After some time a full grain of rice is taken, working up to one full gram a day until the full 60-gram treatment is gone. The most invasive cancers were found gone in less than 90 days if the oil is strong enough. Other oils have come on the market as medicine makers step up. But the rule of thumb is to make sure it’s tested, as the numbers need to test high in THC and the base is made with solvent and it must be cooked down. A common mistake is to soak the plant material for days rather than a quick wash (three minutes, tops), as the medicine is in the fragile terpenes of the plant and soaking only draws in more chlorophyll to the mix and actually retains solvent, while lowering the percentage for medicinal compounds. I can’t emphasize
how strong the oil is, but the THC is necessary. The first tests on destroying tumors came from Israel in 1974, and the THC component of the plant was isolated for this reason. It will knock you down, but that’s a good thing, as the body needs rest to heal. The modern day “take a pill” and continue life as usual just doesn’t work for this treatment – but it is a life saver. Look at me; I’m cancer free! Happily the second scheduled biopsy found nothing, with the mass completely gone from both the mammogram and ultra-sound. The attending technician called it a “technical error,” stating the initial technician probably got it wrong. But I was there looking over her shoulder and saw the same distinct spider-web mass in both the mammogram and ultra-sound. An oncologist assistant was called in for lack of an attending oncologist to have a chat with me, stating that sometimes there is “dense tissue” that can be confused with cancers. But his lecture on the subject was long, convoluted, and did not make sense to me at all. I was polite and reiterated that I treated myself by ingesting cannabis oil, but he didn’t know anything about the treatment, of course, and refused to engage in a conversation. The follow-up letter received from the lab stated they felt the “dense tissue” remaining in my breast was “probably left over from a prior surgery.” This gave me a huge laugh, as, of course, I have never had surgery in that breast or the other one, for that matter. I also felt this was an insult to my intelligence and the treatment used, but until the masses are educated on this plant we can’t expect this process to be easy. At the very least everyone involved heard my words. My cancer experience happened in 2012 and to this day I ingest with various deliveries I make myself, as follows:
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ART NEWS ROUNDUP TAM ceremony symbolically breaks ground on new Benaroya wing Last year, Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) announced that Rebecca Benaroya has bequeathed to them the collection that she and her late husband Jack Benaroya carefully assembled during their 70 years of marriage. The collection of 225 works includes Northwestern and international studio art glass along with important paintings and sculptures by renowned regional artists. The gift includes a contribution for the construction of a new 7,390 square-foot gallery addition in which to present the collection. It also includes an endowment fund for its care and funds for a dedicated curator. The financial contribution to support the art donation totals nearly $14 million. TAM’s expanding collection further establishes the Pacific Northwest as the nation’s art glass epicenter. At a July 11 ceremony, during which Rebecca Benoroya symbolically “broke ground” on the new wing by thrusting a crystal ceremonial shovel into a brick-like cake, the final design of TAM’s Benaroya wing at Tacoma Art Museum was unveiled. The new wing was designed by awardwinning architect Tom Kundig of Seattle-based Olson Kundig. Among the speakers at the event were Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, David Westbrook from the Office of the Governor (South Sound regional representative,) Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, Rock Hushka, TAM’s deputy director and chief curator and architect Tom Kundig. The Benaroyas’ gift includes 150 exceptional works in glass, including work by eminent Northwest glass artists Sonja Blomdahl, Dale Chihuly, Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace, Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Richard Marquis, Benjamin Moore, William Morris, Charles Parriott, Maxi Powers, Ginny Ruffner, Cappy Thompson,
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Toots Zynsky, and many more. The Benaroyas also collected work by national and international glass artists, often with an association to the influential Pilchuck Glass School, including César Baldaccini, Howard Ben Tré, Kyohei Fujita, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Marvin Lipofsky, Raymond Martinez, Jay Musler, Seth Randal, Clifford Rainey, Julio Santos, Livio Seguso, Therman Statom, LinoTagliapietra, and Bertil Vallien, among others. Mrs. Benaroya’s personal passions include the international art deco glass by Daum and Lalique and fiber art by Olga de Omaral and Claire Zeisler. Additionally, the Benaroyas’ gift includes significant paintings by key Northwest artists such as Leo Adams, Guy Anderson, Deborah Butterfield, Kenneth Callahan, Joseph Goldberg, Morris Graves, Paul Horiuchi, Jeffry Mitchell, Mark Tobey, and George Tsutakawa. The new wing is expected to open next year.
PHOTO BY AMY LIN, COURTESY OF TACOMA ART MUSEUM
Rebecca Benaroya digging into a ceremonial groundbreaking cake with Tacoma Art Museum Deputy Director and Chief Curator Rock Hushka at Tacoma Art Museum’s Benaroya Groundbreaking Celebration.
Life in the past lane: Summer fun at the Washington State History Museum Summer is a great time to bring family and friends to the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. With special featured exhibitions and a number of low-cost or free events, you’ll find something fun for everyone.
“IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts” — The 12th annual juried exhibition is on view through Aug. 20. Works on view include textiles, sculptures, paintings, carvings and basketry. Materials run the gamut from natural elements — stone, shell, clay, wood, minerals and grass, for example – to products like seed beads, steel, fabric, glass and linoleum, and even petroleum-based items such as LEDs, plastic straws and styrofoam. Each spring, Native artists from many western states and Canada submit work for consideration by a jury of local artists and curators. The 2017 exhibition includes 22 works by artists from Alaska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Washington and Canada. Visitors can vote for their two favorites, with People’s Choice awards to be presented at the Aug. 19 free IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Celebration. “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” Washington State History Museum is the only place in the Pacific Northwest to feature this blockbuster exhibit from the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio so see it here while you can! Visitors can check out more than 200 artifacts ranging from legendary players’ jerseys to the first pro football trophy to the ‘birth certificate’ of football and more that tell the story of American football, star players and team dynasties. They also explai the science of the game. There are fun interactives, too. Try on football shoulder pads, pop on a helmet to hear coded coach-to-quarterback communications, step into an authentic instant replay booth to make a tough call, and more. On view through Sept. 10.
SPECIAL EVENTS July 28, 9 p.m.
FRIDAY FOOTBALL FLICK: INVINCIBLE
Gather in the museum’s outdoor amphitheater
for Gridiron Glory exhibition trivia. Then, get inspired by the true story of Vince Papale (played by Mark Wahlberg) a lifelong football fan and bartender whose wildest dream came true when he became a Philadelphia Eagle! Rated PG. Pay as you can, concessions are available for purchase. Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.
FAMILY CAMP: RING OF FIRE
Join WSHM to learn more about Washington’s volcanoes with a gallery tour, hands-on demonstrations, activities, and volcano-themed treats! All ages welcome. Included with admission or $5 for program only. Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GRIDIRON GAUNTLET: AN NFL YOUTH COMBINE DAY
This NFL-style Youth Combine Day for kids will test their athleticism and agility. Families will participate both at the History Museum and at the University of WashingtonTacoma’s Y Student Center. Partners include YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Free.
closes Sept. 10. “IN THE SPIRIT” is an annual juried exhibition of contemporary Native art. This year, 22 works are on view, closing Aug. 20. Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
IN THE SPIRIT NORTHWEST NATIVE FESTIVAL Jointly hosted by the Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Art Museum
This free family festival and arts market is a community favorite. This year, the Washington State Historical Society and Tacoma Art Museum have teamed up to bring you an even bigger, better, indoor/outdoor event. Shop for handmade Native arts and crafts and meet the artists. Enjoy song, dance, music, food and a runway fashion show featuring Native designers. Celebrate the creativity of diverse indigenous cultures. Events take place at both museums. Admission to both museums is free all day. See InTheSpiritArts.org for more details. Sept. 7, 7 p.m.
TO THE LIMIT: HEALTH AND SAFETY IN A HIGH-IMPACT GAME
Panel discussion focused on the evolution of safety in sports, particularly football. Included with museum admission, or $5 for program only. Sept. 20, 6 p.m.
Aug. 17, 2-8 p.m.
FREE THIRD THURSDAY: See “IN THE SPIRIT” and “Gridiron Glory” before they close.
The History Museum is the only place in the Pacific Northwest to feature “Gridiron Glory.” See over 200 artifacts and try the fun interactives in this blockbuster from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It
HISTORY TRIVIA HAPPY HOUR AT THE SWISS RESTAURANT & PUB, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma
Bring your friends and battle for the crown of Tacoma and Washington trivia champion! Historic Tacoma joins us with the City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Office and the Tacoma Historical Society to dig up the most interesting facts about your city and state. As always, winners take home a treasure trove of history-related goodies. The Swiss welcomes minors until 8:30 p.m., so kids can play too!
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One of country music’s most beloved female performers, Terri Clark is passionate, spirited and every bit her own woman. Her songs range from humorous anthems to honest expressions of the heart. After years of performing in Nashville honky-tonks, her first single, “Better Things to Do,” broke the top five on U.S. and Canadian charts. The 8-time Canadian Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year has also taken home the CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, and she’ll entertain with hits including “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.” Today, she’s also the host of the classic country show Country Gold,
airing on more than 100 radio stations nationwide. Wearing her signature cowboy hat, this country music sensation has a voice to be reckoned with. Tickets for Terri Clark are on sale now and start at $29. To buy tickets, call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free 1.800.291.7593, online at BroadwayCenter.org.
Lady Gaga swings by the Tacoma Dome Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are steep, ranging from $114 on up. The “Joanne World Tour” is in support of Lady Gaga’s fifth studio album, “Joanne.” Expect high fashion flashiness to amuse the eye while the pop diva performs. Info available at lady gaga.com.
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A GUIDE TO CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS OF TACOMA Museum of the Week:
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Mural painter and fine artist Mindy Barker is one of a group of Pierce County artists selected for this year’s GTCF Foundation of Art Award. Pictured is her mural along Tacoma Avenue.
GTCF HONORS TEN PIERCE COUNTY ARTISTS By Dave R. Davison email@example.com
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation will honor 10 Pierce County visual artists for the 10th Foundation of Art Award in recognition of the growth of the local arts community since the Award’s inception. This year’s awardees span a wide range of artistic mediums, from painting and sculpture, to fabric and letterpress. The following artists will showcase their work at a dedicated Spaceworks Gallery show and receive $1,000 each: Mindy Barker, Heather Cornelius, Todd Jannausch, Janet Marcavage, Gillian Nordlund, Nicholas Nyland, Chandler O’Leary, Saiyare Refaei, Kenji Stoll and Chandler Woodfin. The awardees’ art will be on display at Spaceworks Gallery from Sept. 4 to Oct. 19. The Foundation of Art Award was first given in 2008 to honor visual artists living and working in Pierce County. Amy McBride, City of Tacoma Arts administrator, has been a part of the award selection committee since the beginning, “Tacoma is a creative community and the artists are our lifeblood. They provide vision, different perspectives, beauty, and hopefully even challenge our way of seeing and being in the world.” This year, Spaceworks partnered with GTCF to produce the 10th Foundation of Art Award Gallery Show. Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce that provides opportunities to artists and entrepreneurs. Gabriel Brown, Spaceworks Arts Programs coordinator, recognizes how meaningful it is for artists to exhibit their work in a gallery setting, “Viewers now see art and exhibition photos from all over the planet via the Internet. This makes us long for the physical experience even more; to see artwork in person, as it is often
University of Puget Sound art instructor Janet Marcavage is also among the 2017 awardees. Shown is her screen print “Heap II.”
designed for. For visual artists, it is perhaps an honor more than ever to exhibit your work in a gallery, to your community.” A public reception for this year’s awardees will be held during the Third Thursday Art Walk on Sept. 21 at the Spaceworks Gallery. As part of the event, a newly commissioned video will be premiered. The video will highlight past Foundation of Art Award recipients sharing stories and lessons from working as an artist in Pierce County. The selection panel for the 10th Foundation of Art Award included Amy McBride, Sean Alexander, Jeremy Mangan, Elise Richman, and Christopher Paul Jordan. The previous nine Foundation of Art Award recipients were Chris Sharp in 2008, Jeremy Mangan in 2009, Lisa Kinoshita in 2010, Jessica Spring in 2011, Oliver Doriss in 2012, Shaun Peterson in 2013, Elise Richman in 2014, Christopher Paul Jordan in 2015 and Sean Alexander in 2016. Artwork created by past awardees for GTCF will also be on display at the Spaceworks Gallery show.
LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421 Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.lemaymuseum.org America’s Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus — with a four-story museum as the centerpiece — ACM, situated on a high Tacoma perch and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, is one of the world’s larger auto museums and attractions when it opened in June 2012. ACM is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture. The spacious facility houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-’90s. This summer, ACM visitors will be able to participate in a wide range of autorelated activities and events. Drive-in movies, cruise-Ins and signature events are some of the opportunities that guests can take part in throughout the coming months. America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) — a nonprofit organization committed to securing America’s automotive heritage and to promote the continued enjoyment of the automobile — will hold its next signature event, “Cars & Cigars,” at ACM on July 28. Attendees of the event will be able to enjoy signature appetizers from James Beard Award winning Chef Tom Douglas. There will also be spirit, wine and beer tastings as well as Montecristo cigars and live music. “Whether you’re an auto enthusiast or just interested in visiting the museum, we have a schedule full of fun this summer,” said America’s Automotive Trust President and CEO David Madeira. “There aren’t many car museums that will allow you to ride in their vintage automobiles and experience our nation’s motoring legacy first-hand but, then again, ACM isn’t just another car museum.” ACM will host its “Take a Spin” days, allowing guests to experience history-inmotion from the passenger seat of classic and collector vehicles, as well as drive-in movies and cruise-ins.
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: Drive-in movies at America’s Car Museum: ‘Ghostbusters’ (1984 version) July 22, 4:30-11:30 p.m.
Join AMC for drive-in movies on ACM’s Haub Family Field, where the cars are the stars. Grab dinner at AMC’s picnic concessions and watch in your car or from a blanket or chair, as either option will give you a great view of the 40-foot outdoor screen. The drive-in movies have proven to be very popular, so be sure to arrive early to reserve your spot. Parking for the show starts at 4:30 p.m., with showtime at dusk (around 9 p.m.). This drive-in movie is free to the public, but does not include museum admission. Information: www.americascarmuseum.org/event/drive-in-movies-at-acmghostbusters
2017 Cars and Couture Fashion Show July 22, 6:30-9 p.m.
The 2017 Cars and Couture Fashion Show presented by Architech will be held at LeMay – America’s Car Museum. The event will be showcasing six couture designers from around the northwest. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a DJ, designer booths and red-carpet photos available before the show. Seating for the show starts at 7 p.m. and the fashion show will begin at 7:15 p.m. $45 VIP (front row seating and prepaid parking), $25 second and third row. Ticket prices will increase by $5 if purchased at the door. Info: www.americascarmuseum.org/events
Cars and Cigars
July 28, 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy signature appetizers from Seatown Seabar, Dahlia Lounge and Dahlia Bakery. There will also be spirit, wine and beer tastings in addition to Montecristo cigars and live music outdoors on the Anderson Plaza at America’s Car Museum. Cars and Cigars is an adults-only event. You must be 21 or older and have valid ID for admission. Proceeds benefit America’s Automotive Trust. Info: www.americascarmuseum.org/event/cars-cigars
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LIONEL COLLECTORS CLUB OF AMERICA INVITES AREA MODEL TRAIN CLUBS TO JULY NATIONAL CONVENTION
In a time of declining social participation and the rise of the humble telephone as an all-purpose device for the consumption of one’s personal time and focus (fleeting as that may be) it is nice to see that there are still things like clubs devoted to some of the older hobbies that were once wildly popular. Coin collecting, stamp collecting, model building and model trains once had mass appeal to young and old alike. The strength of the romance of the railroad is testified by the fact that model train hobbyists are still able to muster conventions and swap meets. The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is holding its 47th annual convention and swap meet at the Hotel Murano. The model railroad club convention will run from July 23 through July 29 and will feature special area tours, train rides, banquets, Lionel train exhibits and a swap meet during the final two days. The LCCA wants to “share the fun” with other Pacific Northwest model train clubs. Club members can join the LCCA and attend the convention with a special one-time rate of $25, which entitles you to a club membership through Dec. 31. All additional standard convention registration fees will apply. Interested train collectors and operators can sign up for this special opportunity on the LCCA website at lionelcollectors.org or by calling the LCCA business office from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT) at (815) 223-0115. You may also join and register dur-
ing the convention at the Hotel Murano’s LCCA registration desk. This limited offer to join the LCCA and participate in the national convention will provide Tacoma-area train enthusiasts with a regular LCCA membership, which includes: • two issues of the award-winning club magazine, The Lion Roars • access to the members-only areas of the club website • two issues of Interchange Track for buying and selling model trains • the opportunity to purchase limited edition members-only custom Lionel merchandise and more. If you are a member of a model railroad club, and want to share in the fun and excitement of the Lionel Collectors Club of America, here is your chance to join the “Best Toy Train Club on the Planet” and participate in the national convention being held in Tacoma. Non-members are also welcome to attend the convention swap meet on July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BREW FIVE THREE
Lionel Collectors Club of America The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) was founded in the Midwest in 1970 by a group of hobbyists to promote awareness and enjoyment of Lionel toy trains. Today, the LCCA is a not-for-profit, international hobby-based organization with about 10,000 members who are toy train collectors and operators. Members favor Lionel trains, and the club collaborates with Lionel LLC to produce limitededition collectible cars, train sets and special products exclusively for members. — Dave R. Davison, Tacoma Weekly
TACOMA’S SUMMER BEER AND BLUES FESTIVAL COMING AUG. 5 By Dave R. Davison firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO COURTESY OF LITTLE BILL AND THE BLUE NOTES
Little Bill and the Blue Notes
PHOTO COURTESY JUNKYARD JANE
PHOTO BY BILL BUNGARD
Stephanie Anne Johnson Band
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts will host the fifth annual Brew Five Three: Tacoma’s summer beer and blues festival. The civic “block party” takes place on Aug. 5. from 1-8 p.m. The action takes place downtown, along Broadway between 9th and 11th Streets. Full admission tickets include six tasting tokens and a collectible tasting glass, guaranteed at the door. Dip your bills and wet your gills in the sudsy nectar produced by more than 30 Washington brewers. Grab some grub from local food trucks (open the entire event). Stretch out on the grass and enjoy some of our region’s finest musical groups. This year’s groups are Little Bill and the Blue Notes Trio, The Rusty Cleavers, Junkyard Jane with Randy Oxford and the Stephanie Anne Johnson Band. MUSIC SCHEDULE: n 1:30 p.m. – Little Bill and the Blue Notes The Blue Notes is billed as the first rock and roll band in Tacoma, formed in 1957. Original members Bill Engelhart, Frank Dutra, Buck Ormsbey and Lassie Aanes would meet after school in Engelhart’s dad’s garage to practice. Before long they were drawing crowds on the street outside. To date, the Blue Notes (from that era) are the only Northwest band with an original member still performing on a consistent basis today. They do around 100 shows a year. Since 1988 the Blue Notes have released 11 CDs and Engelhart has won all the
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The Rusty Cleavers
awards from the Washington Blues Society except for female vocalist. n 3 p.m. – The Rusty Cleavers The Rusty Cleavers are a hard-driving, hard-working, rowdy four-piece rock-nroll bluegrass band from Tacoma. They blend the elements of classic bluegrass musicianship and flawless vocal harmonies with the attitude and edge of punk rock, sending audiences into “a frenzy of compassionate lust.” n 5 p.m. – Junkyard Jane with Randy Oxford Junkyard Jane is a Northwest “Swampabilly” blues band performing original music and consisting of: vocalist/percussionist Leanne Trevalyan, vocalist/guitarist Billy Stoops, bassist Barbra Blue, drummer Pete Marzano, and harmonicist/ saxophonist Jim King. The band coined the term “Swampabilly” as their defining genre when asked to describe their sound; a gumbo of Americana, blues, country, folk, funk, rock, and swampy, New Orleans-influenced music written by songwriters Trevalyan and Stoops. Former members include saxophonist Susan Orfield, trombonist Randy Oxford, bassist Alex Featherstone and drummers Chris Leighton, Darin Watkins, and Tom Sunderland. n 6:30 p.m. – Stephanie Anne Johnson Band Stephanie Johnson is an award-winning Northwest singer and songwriter, and came in third on “The Voice!” Her rich sound has jazz, blues, folk and soul roots. Tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now. Before Aug. 1, advance tickets are $25; regular $30; military $25; designated driver $10 (designated driver ticket holders do not receive glasses, and are ineligible to drink alcohol). Day of event tickets: regular: $33, military $28. Skip the lines and get your additional tasting tokens now. For just $15, get 10 additional tasting tokens (single tokens are $2 each) to be picked up at will call before you enter Brew Five Three on the day of the event. For more information, visit broadwaycenter.org.
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TW PICK OF THE WEEK: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITYâ€™S 19TH ANNUAL JAZZ UNDER THE STARS SERIES TAKES PLACE FROM 7-9 P.M. EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH AUG. 10. THE JULY 27 CONCERT FEATURES ANJALI NATARAJAN, A SINGER-SONGWRITER WITH HER ROOTS IN BRAZILIAN MUSIC AND WEST COAST JAZZ. JAZZ UNDER THE STARS CONCERTS ARE HELD AT THE MBR MUSIC CENTER AMPHITHEATER, JUST OUTSIDE THE LAGERQUIST CONCERT HALL. BRING YOUR BLANKET OR LAWN CHAIR AND A PICNIC TO ENJOY DURING THE ENTERTAINMENT. BEVERAGES AND SNACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. FREE ADMISSION. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW. PLU.EDU/MUSIC/CALENDAR. PHOTO BY TAMI JACKSON
Wally and the Beeves vocalist Keely Whitney and Elvis tribute artist Danny Vernon had the crowds laughing and singing at Fifeâ€™s Music In The Park.
FIFE MUSIC IN THE PARK 2017 GET YOUR BURGERS, FRIES AND MUSICAL SHAKES ON AT DACCA PARK WHERE FRIDAYS ROCK! PHOTO BY JULIE LEONARDSSON
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Plan now to unfold your lawn chairs or throw down a blanket to lounge on the grass at Dacca Park each Friday at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 11. Itâ€™s really just the best (family and dog-on-leash friendly) concert happening around. The talent at Fifeâ€™s Music In The Park is more than just reputable, as they definitely have inspiring resumes, but the bands change every week. That means there will be enough variety to keep your toes tapping all summer long. The live concerts are free and you can bring your own food or buy some from Chef Dave and Donna Arnold. They sell their burgers, fries, hot dogs, chicken, water, tea, soda, shakes and short-cake with fruit dessert topping and whipped cream out of their Arnoldâ€™s Happy Days food truck. According to Fifeâ€™s Events & Facilities Recreation Coordinator Bonnie Moeller, if it ever happens that Arnoldâ€™s Happy Days food truck cannot be at the park during the music, then a substitute food truck will be on the menu. So thereâ€™s more than one possibility for keeping your stomach working in rhythm with your dancing feet. Last week, Wally and the Beeves filled the music stage and it was hard to say who was the biggest superstar of that show because vocalist Keely Whitney energized the crowd with her adorable 1950â€™s style dress, her tireless retro-style dancing, her magnetic â€” and did I say amazing? â€” voice. Whitney made a number of calls to the crowd and she was so persuasive that members of the audience, who had been leisurely basking in the sun, actually sat up or stood to sing along. Also with Wally and the Beeves, Elvis tribute artist Danny Vernon took his hillbilly cat jiving hairstyle down to the lawn chairs, where he shamelessly flirted with the lounging ladies. He also made a number of entertaining dance gestures and otherwise directly interacted with the crowd. Then saxophonist Wayne Ledbetter wowed everybody when he appeared from behind the two main vocalists. He was wearing two saxophones around his neck at once and when he started playing a solo, it made the hairs stand up on peopleâ€™s arms. His talent really is just that exhilarating. Yet so much more is coming to the park. Hereâ€™s the remaining itinerary:
July 21: Fabulous Murphtones. If you like dancing to popular high-energy dance tunes, and enjoy both rock and classic rock, then you will love the solid rhythm section of this band. It has bass, drums, guitars and saxophone and the band is named after lead guitarist and vocalist Frank (Murph) Murphy. July 28: The Coats. From humble beginnings from 1987, where they sang from Seattle street corners, this now seasoned acappella band has toured nationally together. The four male vocalists mix comic relief with song and amuse the crowd when they sing girl-band music. See their bios: Thecoats.net/band_bio. Aug. 4: Jones & Fischer. Too high energy for chewing a blade of wheat grass, this country/rock band and has toured nationally and they can be booked for their talent at weddings and other parties. Appropriate for all ages. Find them on Facebook! Aug. 11: Recess Monkey. Three Seattle elementary school teachers rock the family-friendly stage. Their album â€œNoveltiesâ€? is a 2017 Grammy nominee for best childrenâ€™s music. Song titles include â€œUkulalienâ€? and â€œBeat-Box-A-Robot.â€? While Fife Music In The Park begins at 6:30 each Friday, the adjacent farmers market (which begins at 3 p.m.) runs with a little overlap and shuts down at 7 p.m. The connected Fife History Museum also operates on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. so families who want to bring Fido to the dog park and then spend the rest of the day at Dacca Park will find plenty to do. Dacca Park has running water and flushing toilets that are handicap accessible. The off-leash dog park is a little too far behind the track and sports field, which is behind the Fife History Museum, to hear much of the band from that distance. So those who bring their dogs to Fife Music In The Park should remember to bring leashes with them for partaking in the concert. â€œThis is our second season and we are fine-tuning how we promote Friday nights in the park,â€? said Moeller. Dacca Park, 2820 54th Ave. Friday nights at 6:30. Folks who have questions about Music In The Park are invited to call Moeller at (253) 896-8657. DUNKIRK (106 MIN, R) Fri 7/21: 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:20 Sat 7/22-Sun 7/23: 11:45 AM, 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:20 Mon 7/24-Thu 7/27: 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:20 MAUDIE (115 MIN, PG-13) Fri 7/21-Mon 7/24: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:10 Tue 7/25: 1:20, 4:00, 9:10 Wed 7/26-Thu 7/27: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:10 THE BIG SICK (120 MIN, R) Fri 7/21: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00 Sat 7/22-Sun 7/23: 11:30 AM, 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00 Mon 7/24-Thu 7/27: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00 THE BEGUILED (93 MIN, R) Fri 7/21-Wed 7/26: 4:15, 6:30 Thu 7/27: 4:15 THE HERO (93 MIN, R) Fri 7/21-Mon 7/24: 2:05, 8:45 Tue 7/25: 8:45 Wed 7/26-Thu 7/27: 2:05, 8:45 THE DARK SIDE OF OZ (102 MIN, NR) Sat 7/22: 11:00 MANIFESTO (95 MIN, NR) Tue 7/25: 2:05, 6:40 DISTURBING THE PEACE (87 MIN, NR) Thu 7/27: 6:30
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REAL ART TACOMA: Ghost Heart, Hallows, New Brighton, Regress (punk, rock, metal) 7:30 p.m., $10, AA CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Dana Robinson, organist (classical) 12:10 p.m. JAZZBONES: Jon Wayne and the Pain, The High Council, NorthShore Band, Haiku (reggae) 8 p.m., $10-$15 G. DONNALSONâ€™S: Dan Duvalâ€™s Good Vibes Trio (Latin jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC ROCK THE DOCK: The Front (rock) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Fuze Boxx (rock) 9 p.m.Â THE SWISS: Kry boys (rock) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Ian Bagg (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $12-$18, 21+ early show THE VALLEY: Thunders of Wrath, Aka Faceless, 100 Watt Mind (rock) 8 p.m., donation
SATURDAY, JULY 22
THE VALLEY: Lorin Walker Madsen, Truck Bed Boys, Abraham and the Old Gods, Buford Rock and the No Shows (country/bluegrass) 8 p.m., donation EMERALD QUEEN CASINO: Cheech and Chong (comedy), 8 p.m., $75-$145, 21+ JAZZBONES: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, The Rusty Cleavers, Twang Junkies (country/bluegrass) 9 p.m., $10-$15 G. DONNALSONâ€™S: Dan Duvalâ€™s Good Vibes Trio (Latin jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC PANTAGES THEATER: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Hey King (blues, rock) 7:30 p.m., $55 to $129 POINT RUSTON GRAND PLAZA: Sweet Kiss Momma (Southern rock) 5 p.m., NC, AA ROCK THE DOCK: Rockin Aces (rock) 8 p.m. THE SPAR: Denny Blaine (Americana) 8 p.m., NC THE SWISS: The Hipsters (rock) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Epilepsy benefit with Bleeding Tree (rock) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Ian Bagg (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $12-$18, 21+ early show
SUNDAY, JULY 23
TACOMA DOME: Bruno Mars (pop) 7 p.m., $171 and up
G. DONNALSONâ€™S: Jim Meck (piano jazz and blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke (live band karaoke) 7 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Chuck Gay (open mic) 7 p.m., NC
TUESDAY, JULY 25
THE SWISS: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (trivia) 8 p.m., NC
ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3, AA DAVEâ€™S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC DAWSONâ€™S: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSONâ€™S: James Haye (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH: Tacoma TotemAires Barbershop Chorus (a capella), 7 p.m. NC ROCK THE DOCK: Shop & Sip (rock) 8 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: New Talent Tuesday (comedy) 8 p.m., 18+
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
THE VALLEY: The Urban Pioneers, Stoned Evergreen Travelers, Cottonwood Cutups, Smokestack Relics (bluegrass, rock, blues) 8 p.m., donation DAWSONâ€™S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH: Pianist and organist Una Hwang (classical) noon, NC G. DONNALSONâ€™S: James Haye (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA JOESEPPIS ITALIAN RISTORANTE: Robin Miller-Richardson (piano and vocals) 5:30,Â NEW FRONTIER: Open mic, 8 p.m., NC STEEL CREEK AMERICAN WHISKEY CO.: Russell Dickerson (country) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Leify Green (open mic) 8 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+
THURSDAY, JULY 27
REAL ART TACOMA: Hannah Racecar, Survival Guide, Lungs & Limbs + more tba (rock), 8 p.m., $5, AA
THE SWISS: The Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 5 p.m., NC
DAWSONâ€™S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSONâ€™S: Jazz and blues open mic, 5 p.m., NC, AA NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass jam, 4 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: Spectral Voices (nyc), Sorrowseed (ma) + guests (punk, rock, metal) 7 p.m., NC, AA THE SPAR: Little Bill (blues) 7 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Pat House (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$16, 18+ THE VALLEY: Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats (Americana) 8 p.m., donation
G. DONNALSONâ€™S: Rod Cook (blues) 7 p.m. DAWSONâ€™S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Ladies Night with DJ Semaj (DJ) 10 p.m., $5 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC THE MULE TAVERN: Thursday Night Thong Show (amateur burlesque) 8 p.m., $5 PLUâ€™S MUSIC CENTER AMPHITHEATER: Jazz under the Stars: Anjali Natarajan (jazz), 7 p.m. NC ROCK THE DOCK: Open Mic with Dustin (rock) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Power Rock Jam (rock jam) 8 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Lady Bits (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$16, 18+Â UNCLE SAMâ€™S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.
GUIDE: NC = No cover, AA = All ages, 18+ = 18 and older
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Coming Events TOP PICK: BRIAN REGAN Fri., July 28, 8 p.m. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Striking the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Regan fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. He has a unique ability to turn mundane life — from visiting the optometrist to little league baseball — into hilarious stories and unforgettable jokes. He has released six comedy albums, and starred in two Comedy Central stand-up specials. He recently made history with the critically-acclaimed live broadcast of “Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall,” the first live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history. He has also appeared on numerous television shows, including “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and he recently made his 28th and final stand-up performance on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” the most of any comic since the show moved to CBS in 1993. Price: $62.50. Info: www. broadwaycenter.org
‘DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID MUSICAL’ Fri., July 21, 8 p.m. Sat., July 22, 8 p.m. Sun., July 23, 2 p.m. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma TMP presents a beautiful story about a mermaid named Ariel who lives in an enchanted undersea country. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. With music by eighttime Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Plays through July 30. Ages: All ages. Price: Adults $31; senior, military, students $29; children (12 & under) $22; groups of 10 or more $27. All seating is reserved. Info: (253) 5656867, www.tmp.org. BEN HARPER Fri., July 21, 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Folk rocker Ben Harper reunites with The Innocent Criminals. Harper and the band toured the globe nonstop for 15 years, earning legions of fans thanks to their explosive live performances. Price: $55-$129. Info: (253) 591-5894; tickets.broadwaycenter.org DAN DUVAL GOOD VIBES TRIO Fri., July 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. G. Donnalson’s, 3814 N. 26th St. Featuring vibraphone, sax and bass, the trio performs a mix of jazz and blues with a bit of swing, plenty of Latin and some bebop as well. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 761-8015; www.gdonnalsons.com SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM Fri., July 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Free lunch at the Parkland/ Spanaway Library Monday through Friday. Sponsored by Franklin Pierce Schools, Bethel School District and OSPI. Ages: Up to age 18. Price: Free. Info: (253) 5483304; www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
POINT RUSTON PRESENTS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2017 Sat., July 22, 5-7 p.m. Summer on the Waterfront will be full of live music with weekly concerts from some of the area’s best groups. This week features the one and only Kim Archer Band, a true Tacoma musical icon. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 759-6400; www.pointruston.com/point-rustonsummer-concert-series-2017 FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS Sat., July 22, 8-9:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction. Price: Free. Info: (253) 3108177; www.foodaddicts.org MAD SCIENCE Sat., July 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tacoma Public Library – Mary Rose Kobetich Branch, 212 Browns Point Blvd. N.E. Mad Science will bedazzle with the impressive science demonstrations in this spectacular show. From foggy dry ice storms and gravity defying beach balls to a Mad Science burp flavored potion, audiences will be amazed by what they see, hear, and ugh… taste. Ages: Grades K-5. Price: Free. Info: (253) 248-7265 DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT ACM Sat., July 22, 4:30-11:30 p.m. LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St. Now Showing: “Ghostbusters” (1984) Enjoy drivein movies on ACM’s Haub Family Field where the cars are the stars. Grab dinner at our picnic concessions and watch in your car or from a blanket or chair. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 779-8490; www.americascarmuseum.org/event/drivein - m ovi e s - a t - a c m - g h o s tbusters ARGENTINE TANGO ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS CLASS Sun., July 23, 12-1 p.m. Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th St. Join this group for an absolute bBeginner level class. The studio was built with the sole purpose of teaching only authentic social Argentine tango. Ages: 16 with guardian and up. Price: $10 per class, 8 classes for $40, 10 classes for $70. Info: (253) 3048296; backstreettango.com NORTH PEARL FARMERS MARKET Sun., July 23, 1-4 p.m. Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St. The North Pearl Farmers Market is located in the stunning area between Pt. Defiance Park and the Ruston Waterfront. We offer fresh produce, flowers,
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BRICKS 4 KIDZ LEGO ENGINEERING WORKSHOP Wed., July 26, 2-3:30 p.m. Tacoma Public Library – Mary Rose Kobetich Branch, 212 Browns Point Blvd. N.E. Tons of Lego fun will be unleashed at the Tacoma Public Libraries this summer. Bricks 4 Kidz is once again bringing their popular program for kids ages 5 to 12 to a branch near you. Ages: Grades K-5. Price: Free. Info: (253) 248-7265; www.tacomalibrary.org
ic design and logo creation through a fun two-day camp at Alchemy’s indoor skate park. Cost of camp includes use of various art supplies, professional instruction, and campers get to keep their one-of-a-kind custom board once they’re finished. Ages: 10 and up. Price: $150. Info: (253) 237-4281; alchemyskateboarding.org/registration-page AUTHOR EVENT: STEVE OLSON Tues., July 25, 7-8 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Science writer Steve Olson will discuss his book “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens.” Ages: Adults. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304; www. piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
plants, artisan crafts and delicious locally made to-go items. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 209-5112; www. explorenorthpearl.com WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASS WITH PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE Sun., July 23, 10-11:15 a.m. Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 1501 Pacific Ave. S. A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for guided meditations and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Ages: All ages. Price: $10. Info: (360) 754-7787; meditateinolympia.org/tacomasunday-gp CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF TACOMA: DAILY ACTIVITIES Sun., July 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave. Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a play-guide. Ages: Birth to age 10 years. Price: pay as you will admissions. Info: (253) 627-6031; www.playtacoma.org/calendar DROP-IN HELP WITH WORKSOURCE Mon., July 24, 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 including resumes, unemployment claims, job coaching and interview prep. Ages: Adults. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304; www.piercecountylibrary.org/ calendar EXPLORE THE SHORE! Mon., July 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St. Foss Waterway Seaport Museum is offering four half-day mini-camps. Four hours each day (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) for only $20. Different activities each day so you can sign up for one or both. Ages: 10 to 13 years. Price: $20. Info: (253) 272-2750; www.fosswaterwayseaport.org BINGO AT TACOMA ELKS #174 Mon., July 24, 7 p.m. Tacoma Elks 174, 2013 S. Cedar St. Bingo every Monday night at the Tacoma Elks #174 Lodge Room. Proceeds to benefit the charities supported by the Elks. Price: Free. Info: (253) 272-1117 TWO-DAY SKATE AND CREATE CAMP: KUSTOM BOARD GRAPHICS Mon., July 24, 1-4 p.m. Alchemy Indoor Skatepark and Education Center, 311 S. 7th St. Learn the basics of graph-
For more details on these events and many more, visit www.TacomaWeekly.com and click on the “Calendar” link.
CLAW OPEN SWIM Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. Join the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians for their monthly Open Swim. Participants will draw a word from the fez and incorporate that into their drawing. Price: Free. Info: (253) 272-8801; www. kingsbookstore.com/event
SEDUCTIVE SUPERCARS Tues., July 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. Seductive Supercars will focus on the crème de la crème of exotic cars that embody the world’s best designs, technology and performance. Ages: All ages. Price: $10-$18 children 12 and under Free. Info: (253) 779-8490; www.americascarmuseum.org
MIKE’S MOVIE RIFF-OFF Wed., July 26, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Acme Tavern, 1310 Tacoma Ave. S. Galaxy of terror is a movie night where you berate, mock and interject on the classiest trash cinema has to offer. All you need is a phone capable of texting, your wit and your comments will appear live on the movie. Ages: 21+. Price: No cover. Info: (253) 5036712; www.facebook.com/ events/193507334492121
VEGAN BOOK CLUB Tues., July 25, 7-8:30 p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. Join King’s Vegan Book Club, coordinated by The South Sound Vegan Meetup Group. The book club is open to anyone interested in a vegan diet, vegans and vegan-curious alike. Meets the fourth Tuesday of every other month. Price: Free. Info: (253) 2728801; www.kingsbookstore. com/event/veganaug
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