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Executive director continues hunt for permanent place By Matt Nagle
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Ever since DASH Center for the Arts Executive Director Candi Hall received word three months ago that the center’s lease would not be renewed at its longtime home at 1504 Martin Luther King Way, she has been searching high and low for a new location to house this important and unique arts organization, the only one of its kind in Tacoma. It hasn’t been easy. For the time being, the center is working from a temporary location inside the downtown
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lease was not renewed for DASH Center for the Arts, so executive director Candi Hall (far right, holding baby) has been scouring Tacoma for a new permanent location. For the time being, DASH is in the post office building on ‘A’ Street downtown.
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THRIVE AND LAUGH. (Left) Etta Turner beams above volunteers at the first comedor built to honor her. (Right) Pennye
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Nixon warmed up by the fire at the tree sale at Cedar Springs Pavilion by the Lakes.
POWER TO BOLIVIAN TOWNS
By Kathleen Merryman
f Etta Turner were assigned a spot on a Christmas tree, it’s unlikely she’d be the angel. She’d be the elf climbing around the branches, wreaking sly havoc with sophisticated designs. She was that kind of kid, the teen who harnessed all her friends into volunteering for some great project, then cracked them up until they forgot how hard they were working. That’s part of the legacy her friends and family have built into Etta Projects: You can’t go to one of its fund-raisers without getting a good laugh along with the auction, the poker games or the martinis. This month, it’s a tree lot – and a deluxe and elf-friendly one at that, with a brilliant selection of firs and nobles, a covered gazebo, a fireplace, cookies, cider and a shop of Bolivian crafts. Every penny it raises will head straight back to Bolivia to bring water and sanitation projects to the country’s poorest and most isolated villages. Etta would get a grin out of that. Her mom, Pennye Nixon, sure does. Crocuses bloomed in the North End on the morning of Jan. 25, 1986. Nixon saw them while she was walking through labor with her first-born. On all of MaryEtta
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Clancy Turner’s birthdays, Nixon reminded her that flowers turned out to welcome her. Like the crocuses, Etta turned out to be a force of nature. “She was the silliest kid, with a dry sense of humor,” Nixon said. “Somebody said she loved to laugh more than anybody they knew. She was thoughtful, too. She would think about what people were experiencing.” She was 6 when the family moved to a mini-farm in Port Orchard. “She had lots of friends in Tacoma, and she maintained her friendships,” her mom said. Most adults can’t manage what Etta determined to do at 6. But what kid wouldn’t want to visit a buddy who could persuade you to take off
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your clothes and run around in the rain until you had collected as much mud as is humanly possible? Or decide that the best way to eat ice cream is out of the bowl, without a spoon. Etta built a childhood so wild and joyous it often required getting hosed down outside on the way to a bubble bath inside. She loved her horse, Star, who in turn loved no one but her. She loved camping with her two younger brothers, Atticus and Will, and her sister Yamini. Together they proved that it is possible to transform the minimalism of a tent into chaos. “I never knew where they slept, because the tent was such a wreck,” Nixon said. She loved soccer, and played on a select team that won the state championship. X See ETTA PROJECTS / page A2
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Looking at the city’s most recent financial report, one could think the “crisis budget” from last year is over… you remember that one? … the one that led to layoffs of city staffers and funding cuts in all departments to avoid a $63 million deficit. Those troubled times are coming again. But first, the good news. Tacoma’s general fund is set to be $12 million higher than projected thanks to about $4.5 million in additional revenue and $7.5 million in savings from lower jail costs, lower medical expenses and unfilled city staff vacancies. The city is projected to have about $23 million in reserves, which is about 5 percent of the general fund. The goal is to get that reserve to about 12 percent. All that is good news, however, all is not well in City Hall. That surplus projection doesn’t mean the city has money to spend on additional firefighters, police officers or city staffers. Tacoma still has significant budget troubles to face. The city is projected to have a general fund shortfall of about $26.3 million in 2015 through 2016 and another $38 million during the following biennial budget for 2017 and 2018. Funding that gap with the traditional budgetary method in Tacoma of deferring repair would make the matter worse in the long term. The deficit could jump to $72.8 million by the 2017 budget talks. Then there is that $800 million in street and infrastructure repairs that took decades to create and now needs addressing with no bonding capacity left and few taxing options left to fund them. “We really have a very big problem to solve,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland said at a budget study session. “We still have a lot of work to do before we start thinking about hiring staff.” While the city might have spent less than what it took in during 2014, there is a backlog of projects and repairs that have yet to be addressed. Part of tackling the long-standing “structural deficit” in the city budget rests with the Financial Sustainability Task Force of volunteer accountants and specialists tasked with developing recommendations. That task force’s roster of 28 suggestions largely focuses on X See BUDGET / page A10
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Festival of Trees flips the switch on the Christmas Season this weekend at Greater Tacoma Convention Center, all for the benefit of MultiCare Mary Bridge Childrenâ€™s Hospital & Health Center. This year, the festival welcomes two special guests. Santa will be there, of course, waiting for children to remind him of how good they have been all year, and to smile for an ElfCam photo. On Saturday, Hello Kitty, live and in the fur, will be purring and accepting pats until noon. Look for the ageless feline diva by the Hello Kitty tree, featuring 100 stuffed toys in her image. That tree will be one of 60 assembled by volunteer designers, all trying to outdo the others with a dazzling combination of gifts and dĂŠcor. Look for the Great Gatsby tree, complete with an ostrich feather topper and the oceanic tree with two SeaDoos. Mary Bridgeâ€™s guild volunteers held the first Festival of Trees here 27 years ago, beginning a tradition that has raised $21 million for pediatric care resources. The festival has helped pay for a mobile intensive care unit, new technology, and services at Tree House, a Place for Families whose children are in the hospital. Organizers hope to top the $1.7 million they raised last year. This yearâ€™s donations will help support two new inpatient wards, including the pediatric intensive unit. As it grew beyond the scope of volunteers, Mary Bridge Childrenâ€™s Foundation and Mary Bridge Brigade took over the year-long task of organizing a five-day festival including an employeeâ€™s night, a ladiesâ€™ night, plus two auctions and galas. The festival overwhelms the senses, and in a good way. Thereâ€™s music, and the scent of the noble firs. Kids can make crafts and shop for their friends. Adults can do the shopping, but skip the glue and glitter. And, of course, there are candy canes by the barrel.
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She loved school, amazed and amused her teachers, and accepted everyone as a friend. She had her own motto: â€œIn a world where you can be anything, be yourself.â€? She was a student at Cedar Heights Junior High School when Rotarians gave a presentation on the International Rotary Exchange foreign study program. â€œShe came home that day and said, â€˜Thatâ€™s what I want to do.â€™ I said fine,â€? Nixon said, and didnâ€™t think much about it. Etta did, applying, raising three pigs and doing odd jobs to help pay her way, dreaming of an exotic land with good beaches, and getting accepted. Rotary assigned her to Montero, a mid-sized city in landlocked, povertyridden Bolivia. â€œWhen she found out, she cried,â€? Nixon said. Then she applied humor to the wound, stiffened her resolve and told her friends she was probably going to live in a box and eat llama meat. Without ketchup. Instead, she lived with the lovely Paz family. The tall blonde girl who loved to eat, laugh and lean against silly rules made friends all over town. Her classmates loved that, for one report, she staged a sugar cane sword fight with a classmate. They marveled when she protested against wearing high heels to school, and in a twomile parade. They were amazed when, after a sloth pooped on her in a plaza then ran into traffic, she ran after it, stopping cars and carrying the sloth to safety. No one was surprised when, after she earned her diploma at the end of the school year, she and her fellow exchange student Sarah Houghton and friends planned a two-week bus trip into the mountains to explore and
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go riding. Four days into the trip, on the night of Nov. 25, 2002, they were sleeping on the bus when the driver fell asleep and drove it over a cliff. Etta was thrown from the bus and killed on impact. Sarah Houghton was badly injured. Six Bolivians died. Ettaâ€™s spirit continued to inspire, to the point of bossiness. In Montero, Rotarians and the Silesians listened, prayed, and cooked up a plan. This girl, the one who hated injustice and loved children â€“ and food â€“ would be delighted to have a meal site built and operated in her memory. Three months after the crash, Father Pani and Mr. Paz proposed Comedor Etta Turner to Nixon. Nixon agreed, and threw her love and grief into raising funds for it, and sorting out policies for eligibility, sustainability and accountability. Then she flew down to help open it. â€œIt was a very small room, with no bathroom or sinks,â€? Nixon said. â€œWe opened the door and fed 100 children that first day. We had a hosepipe, and the children couldnâ€™t come in unless they had clean hands. We didnâ€™t know what we were doing. Like many nonprofits, we started out of love and compassion and no business sense. I donâ€™t think we were open a month before we realized the real work had to be with the moms.â€? If anyone would fight for the children, it would be their mothers, but they needed skills and, quite literally, tools. Etta Projects began teaching the moms sewing, hair cutting, yogurt making, baking, soap making, community gardening, and brought in the sewing machines and utensils they needed to support their families. Over the next six years, Etta Projects added a second comedor and more classes for moms. â€œWe taught them business skills and had self esteem classes,â€? Nixon
said. â€œProbably the most important was self-esteem.â€? Six years into it, Etta Projects leaders realized that the womenâ€™s organizations associated with comedors and classes know how to run the programs on their own. So, in 2009, they turned them over to them. They are still running, and running well. â€œThen we moved into rural and remote Bolivia, working on water and sanitation,â€? Nixon said. â€œSanitation is huge. Toilets make a big difference in life, especially for women and girls. This year we worked in 18 villages, with four water projects, two sanitation projects.â€? In every village, on every project, they listen first. They ask leaders to figure out what keeps them poor, and how they see meeting those needs. They ask, too, for investment from local governments, school districts, the national health ministry, so locals take ownership of the projects. On an annual budget of $360,000, Etta Projects employs two full-time staff here, and eight more in Bolivia. It invites volunteers to travel to Bolivia to do anything from fix teeth, teach women how to be health promoters or help install a composting toilet or build a mini-medical resource. It is partnering with Tacomaâ€™s Always On Solar to bring power, as well as safe water to remote villages. Hereâ€™s the project tally for the year: 15 clean water systems; 110 ecological composting latrines, 22 school gardens, 50 women trained as local health promoters; They also brought maternal and infant and emergency equipment to seven hospitals. â€œIt doesnâ€™t take much to make life better for people,â€? Nixon said. â€œIt does not take rocket science to create a composting toilet.â€? For now, what it does take is a merry season of brisk Christmas tree sales. Each one comes with a keepsake â€“ a photo of a child who, thanks to Etta, lives in a village with a toilet, and safe water.
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When I launched Washington’s Most Wanted in late 2008, detectives often asked me to air surveillance photos to help identify pharmacy rob- DAVID ROSE bers stealing the powerful painkiller OxyContin. Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer says, “We’ve seen them jump over counters and assault people to get their fix.”
In 2010, drug maker Purdue reformulated the pills to make them harder to crush and snort to get high. The number of OxyContin thefts dropped off dramatically in our area but they haven’t stopped entirely. On Nov. 15, a thief wearing a Seahawks winter hat robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 12811 Meridian in Puyallup. Detectives say he handed the pharmacist a note implying he had a gun and was given more than 300 OxyContin pills. He’s white, 20 to 30 years old, around 6 feet tall and also
City News *0;@30:;:<7*6405.96(+*36:<9,: The following anticipated event-related road closures are expected around Tacoma through Tuesday, Dec. 31. s On Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-11 a.m. the Bates Technical College Foundation Holiday Food and Toy Drive will close the northbound lane of Yakima Avenue at South 12th street, also known as Earnest S. Brazill Street. s On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3-5 p.m. “Pac the Ave” will close Pacific Avenue from South 7th to South 9th streets and South 8th Street from Pacific Avenue to Court A from that morning to evening. s On Saturday, Dec. 14 the Santa Runs 5k will close roads between 9 a.m. and noon on ‘A’ Street, South 11th Street, and the south-bound lanes of St Paul Avenue, East 15, ‘D’ and Dock streets. s On Saturday, Dec. 14 the Tacoma Christian Center’s North Pole will close East Harrison Street between McKinley Avenue and East ‘I’ Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. s On Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to midnight First Night will close Broadway between South 7th and South 9th streets
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had on a Seahawks sweatshirt with the number 12 on the back, jeans and white gloves. Det. Troyer says, “The desperation of these people is something everyone needs to be concerned about, so we want to get this guy caught before he does any more robberies and anybody gets hurt.” Crime Stoppers of TacomaPierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 if you can tell detectives his name. Call the hotline anonymously at 1-800-222TIPS with any information you have on this pill-stealing perp.
and South 11th and South 13th streets. Broadway between South 9th and South 11th streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. from Dec. 31 through Jan. 1, 2014.
º7(*;/,(=,»(5+.,;@6<97(::769; The City of Tacoma, Business Improvement Area and Downtown Merchants Group are inviting residents, drivers, business staff and all others to celebrate the Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project’s substantial completion at “Pac the Ave” on Saturday, Dec. 7. From 3-5 p.m. Pacific Avenue will come alive at the new 8th Street cobble-style intersection under the new crisscross overhead lights between 7th and 9th streets with free live music, arts performances, hot chocolate, kettle corn and activities. Bring a donation of unwrapped toys, blankets and towels to benefit the Rescue Mission for a free picture with Santa. Or, go for a 4 p.m. historic walk with Downtown on the Go. Public Works Director Kurtis Kingsolver, who will be speaking at the event at 3:15 p.m. said, “This project had been a very big deal for our community. We’re thrilled it’s done. We’re thrilled it creates such an inviting environment.” The event is designed to kick off the holiday season by introducing residents to
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the transformed Pacific Avenue with all its new public improvements and businesses. To encourage this, a Pac Ave Passport, available at the event and at participating businesses afterwards, will foster visits to area businesses for the chance to win prizes. That contest continues until Dec. 31. The project’s “green flash” theme will carry into the event with green candy canes and costumes, even two of Downtown’s historic stars have been re-strung with green lights in a nod to the project. The ten-block project included sidewalks, curbs and curb ramps, landscaping, public art, historic streetlights, roadway repaving, overhead catenary lights and 14 rain gardens which treat stormwater prior to entering the Thea Foss Waterway. A few final project elements will be competed in January 2014 when the holiday shopping and celebrating season is over – road striping and instillation of bike racks, benches and a few remaining sidewalk public art pieces. Those with event questions may contact Communications Specialist Carrie McCausland at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 591-2005. Those with project questions may contact Mark D’Andrea at email@example.com or (253) 5915518.
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Some folks might want to brush up on the concept of knowing when to just surrender. A patrol officer was responding to a call about a drunken man looking for a fight along the 1800 block of South 82nd Street on Nov. 29. A man had decided to pick a fight with not one, not two, but three Tacoma firefighters who had been called for a medical response. Needless to say the man was on his stomach tout suite with the firefighters holding him down. The Tacoma police officer arrived and found the man still interested in a brawl. The officer was in no mood to play along and simply drew his “electronic control device” and placed it against the man’s chest with the command to play nicey nice or get a few volts of justice. To be fair, the voltage treatment would have been much more pleasant than getting a working over by a group of firefighters, which the drunken man had repeatedly requested. Apparently entertaining his request for a fight was against some firefighter policy. The man was cuffed and controlled with leg restraints after a few post-shock kicks. The man said that although he was a member of the mafia, he was “a nice guy.” The kicks and taunts continued all the way to jail, where a laundry list of charges was waiting for him. A man refused to leave a woman’s apartment along the 2100 block of South Hosmer Street on Nov. 29 so the renter called police. The man had apparently been drinking for a while by the time police arrived and was known to have a gun, which is never a good move. The man told the arresting officer that he would not answer any questions and was handcuffed. He kicked the inside of the patrol car during the entire drive to jail. Compiled by Steve Dunkelberger
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Tacoma Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 27year-old Derek Wagner of Kalama, WA. At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday November 17th, 2013, the body of homicide victim Derek Wagner was found in the back yard of a residence in the 4500 block of S. Asotin St. in the City of Tacoma. The victim had been stabbed multiple times by an unidentified suspect(s). Detectives believe Wagner may have attended a house party Fridays at 10:30pm on
at an unknown location in the area where his body was found, and are asking for the public’s help in determining his whereabouts on the night of Saturday November 16th or the early morning hours of Sunday November 17th. Derek Wagner was recently released from the Clallam Bay Correctional Facility after serving several years in prison for burglary. Detectives are looking for any information on persons Wagner may have known or been seen with in the Tacoma area.
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The New Tacoma Neighborhood Council will be holding an open house turned social time at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 in room 708 of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St. The New Tacoma Neighborhood Council encompasses downtown, the Tideflats and North Tacoma. The city is divided into eight neighborhood districts as a way to provide voices to localized issues in particular communities. The districts were established in 1992 with the mission of advising the City Council on issues of local importance and providing ways for community members to learn more about city operations and projects. The New Tacoma Neighborhood Council will provide recaps of current projects and downtown concerns as well as a time for downtown residents and business owners to meet, socialize and learn more about the neighborhood council. Current projects include the Amtrak station relocation options, the North Tacoma Area Sub Planning effort, the Bayside Trail restoration and downtown crosswalks. â€œThere are a lot of things we do,â€? chairwoman Liz Burris said. â€œWe really do cover a large area of the city.â€? The meeting will be the last on the seventh floor of the Municipal Building since city officials will lock down access to upper floors after the first of the year. Januaryâ€™s meeting is slated for the Council Chambers. Information about the neighborhood council can be found on the New Tacoma Neighborhood Council Facebook page.
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Emergency Food Network is as busy as Santaâ€™s workshop these days, as volunteers shuttle tons of food from donation sites to food banks around Puget Sound. The flow of Thanksgiving donations hasnâ€™t created empty space to build up stocks of canned beans and boxes
of stuffing mix for the holiday food blitz. Itâ€™s just always busy. But the warehouse is ramped up a notch this time of year. EFNâ€™s Distribution Manager Ken Huss calls it the â€œseasonal swingâ€? because about 30 percent of the community food drives come during the holiday season. â€œWe actually need more during the summer,â€? he said, noting that the end
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of school cuts off many children from free and reduced lunch programs and taxes family budgets because of added childcare costs that are more than the seasonal spikes in heating bills during the winter months. EFN provides food to 68 food banks around Puget Sound and handles about a million and a half tons of food a month. November and December peak at about 1.7 tons to end the year with more than 15 tons of food. This is largely due to bulk donations from produce farmers and grocery stores as well as large food buys that allow EFN to purchase $12 worth of food for each $1 in donations. â€œSometimes we do a lot better with that dollar,â€? Huss said. â€œA lot better.â€? One factor that is causing fear in that flow of food is that grocery stores that had been donating their canned goods and unsold,
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but still eatable, food to EFN for the tax write offs are now increasingly selling such items to discount grocery outlets instead. Grocery store donations are down more than 25 percent and are not being replaced with community food drive donations. â€œThere is nothing we can do to stop that,â€? Huss said. â€œThat gap is just not being filled.â€? Even with signs showing a slowly recovering economy, the number of people in need continues to grow as the â€œsecond waveâ€? of people find themselves without enough money to cover basic needs. County statistics show that about one in eight residents is living at, or near, the poverty line. The first upsurge started in the early months of the recession as the housing market imploded and companies laid off workers. That wave continued for years. The second wave of people, Huss said, is now coming in for food to feed their families. These people have largely found jobs but their incomes are significantly down from their pre-recession paychecks. â€œIt was new to me to see single moms at the food bank after working all day so they can have food for dinner that night,â€? he said.
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Digital art is alive and well in a particular room at Lincoln High School, where students under the tutelage of the gifted Mr. Loiselle create many exciting pieces of art each day.
Students in Ms. Haddigan’s art classes at Truman Middle School learned about artists and their styles in Oaxaca, Mexico, then went on to create their own brightly painted and patterned animals, combining the traits and bodies of two animals, and writing a story to accompany their wonderful new creation.
By Drionna Guffey-Stratton
By Tess Warren, vector.
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By Shayla Mai Trinh, white color pencil on black vellum paper. Lincoln High School, Exceptional Teacher: Mr. Murphy
(Clockwise) Breanna Roberts, Eric Lim, and Marisol Zuniga’s Veterans Day posters, completed in November, were too good to pass up. They are students of Ms. McDonald, art teacher extraordinaire, at Mt. Tahoma.
By Kyli Young
"The griffin soars through the night sky looking at the stars. The other birds look at the bizarre and mysterious creature. The tiger roams the forest, out of the light and into the darkness. You can see the strength that he is holding in. He is the creator of the light and the dark. When the two combined, they have met in the dark, and stare at each other for what seems like forever. They start to walk, then BOOM! There was a big ball of fire, and the terafin soars through the night with strength and mystery."
By Kimora Shamsid-Deen
"Unicorn is the protector of Unicornpandalandia, and has two skills, mischief and cunning, to protect his queen. The panda is the mother queen, full of power. I chose these two animals because the panda is the mother of the land, and the unicorn is the protector. These two will work together to help and make sure that the land is safe. With them together, Unicornpandalandia will last forever!"
LOVE Tears of metal pierced through my eyes Love hurts sometimes, it hurts of cries A waterfall of sorrow and pain My dignity I shall regain Someday when this love is gone, The ending of the painful dawn Love, it bullies, it shall tease and taunt Forever (I’m guessing) this love will haunt.
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2013-2014 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW
Maturing forwards should continue to shine
LIONS’ POSTSEASON RIDE COMES TO END AGAINST CAMAS Papermakers surge to big lead, don’t let up
ward Tamia Braggs will look to lead the Abes back to the playoffs after showing great scoring ability last winter. By Jeremy Helling email@example.com
The action on the hardwood has begun for several basketball teams, and many are getting a good look at who will replace their graduated stars. We finish our two-part preview by looking at the girls squads within the city limits.
The Abes should be led by sophomore forward Tamia Braggs, who burst onto the scene last year to earn all-league first-team honors with her dominant inside play. Senior forward Breneya Johnson adds height in the middle, and senior wing Kayla McLean provides good leadership. “Right now they’re becoming a team,” said first-year head coach Jamila Jones. “That’s probably the biggest thing…having everybody on the same vision.” Jones also expects sophomore point guard Aamira Turner to be solid in helping guide the offense, while guards Joy Failauga and Kairia Thomas should see extensive time as well. The Abes will look for a return trip to the playoffs after making it to the postseason for the first time in six years last winter.
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return trip to the Tacoma Dome seemed to be a tall task for Bellarmine Prep early in the season, considering the talent and experience that had graduated. The Lions bucked that notion and rattled off two dramatic playoff wins to make it to the semifinals, but No. 1 Camas then came knocking. The Papermakers struck early and often, putting up 581 yards on the way to eliminating the Lions with a 49-21 win in the 4A state semifinals on Nov. 30. Camas struck for touchdowns on their first five possessions in the first half, as quarterback Reilly Hennessey connected with Zach Eagle for scores of 10 and 11 yards to make it 14-0 less than five minutes into the game. Hennessey finished 21-for32 for 343 yards and three touchdowns, while Eagle hauled in 11 catches for 170 yards and three scores in the game. “We had some breakdowns, obviously,” said Bellarmine Prep head coach Tom Larsen. “Their quarterback is pretty amazing. It’s tough to stop when you’re not covering as well as you could. That’s the big deal.” Lions quarterback Lou Millie helped get Bellarmine on the board with 4:07 in the first quarter, connecting with Garrett McKay for a 10-yard touchdown to cut it to 14-7. But the Papermakers extended the lead to 28-7 early in the second quarter with short touchdown runs from Jason Vailea and Nate Beasley. Drew Griffin answered for Bellarmine Prep, returning the kickoff 79 yards to set up Ahmad Lewis’ 2-yard touchdown plunge. But Hennessey connected with Eagle again, this time for a 41-yard catch-and-run, to make it 35-14 at the half. The Lions got no closer, as Vailea added a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Cole Zarcone scored from nine yards out to make it 49-14 late in the fourth. McKay, who finished with five catches for 89 yards, scored on a 35-yard pass from Millie with 27 seconds left in the game to cap the scoring. Millie finished 13-for-25 for 183 yards and two touchdowns, with an interception, while Nathan Goltermann had 12 carries for 38 yards and added four catches for 61 yards. Brandon Thompson had 9.5 tackles for the Lions, while Tyler Lee added eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Larsen added that, after scoring 17 points in the final four minutes to top Newport and securing a 20-17 overtime win the prior weekend against Bothell, the Lions still should be happy with what they accomplished. “This senior group (is) kind of the cardiac kids that would never give up,” Larsen said. “I’m just awfully proud of them and what they did. The big thing is they went beyond expectations. That’s all we ask…set the bar high and keep striving for it, and they did.” Bellarmine finished with a 10-3 overall record, having gone 5-1 in the Narrows 4A to win their third straight league title.
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After advancing to the Tacoma Dome last year, the Rams lost star guards Bethany Montgomery and Kaysha Fox and forward Tia Briggs to graduation. But junior forward Kapri Morrow returns to give the Rams a strong scoring option in the middle, and sophomore Kiara Knox should solidify the Rams’ frontcourt. The void left by Montgomery and Fox will be tough to fill, but head coach Michelle Birge expects sophomore Alaundra Alford and freshman Josie Matz to step up and take on the challenge. “Our focus right now is to build the chemistry because it’s a whole new team,” Birge said. Seniors Tyra Foster and Jamila Leppard and junior Aujanique Doss all stand 6-foot or taller, and should see significant time.
The Thunderbirds graduated speedy guards Ashley Keys and Tanisha Lopez, while sharpshooter Shakira Ruffin transferred to Franklin Pierce. But Mount Tahoma’s fast-paced style shouldn’t change, even with four or five freshmen on the varsity roster. “We’re going to push the ball,” said head coach Calvin McHenry. “When you have young kids and push the ball, you expect some mistakes…we’re going to get a good look at what we’re made of.” Senior forward Rejie Wright has a knack for scoring inside and should see a significant amount of opportunities, while senior Jea’Ohnna Lee is the veteran in the backcourt. The Thunderbirds will hope to challenge for a playoff spot again after a disappointing finish against Kennedy Catholic in districts last year. PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS
DIVING IN. (Top) Bellarmine Prep running back Ahmad Lewis
dives in for a touchdown in the second quarter of the loss to Camas. (Middle) Linebacker Noah Failauga’s helmet pops off as he tries to tackle Camas running back Nate Beasley. (Bottom) Running back Nathan Goltermann tightropes the sidelines as he moves downfield against the Papermakers.
The Falcons will be a youthful bunch this year, but one that should have a stronger knowledge of the game. Leading the way is senior post Gina Leber, while junior guard Marilyn Thai also returns to
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TACOMAWEEKLY 2013 ALL-CITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM
PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS
STRONG ATTACK. (Left) Annie Wright’s Tori Smith was a dominant force for the Gators, who were ranked No. 1 in the state in 1A for much of the season. (Right) Mount Tahoma’s Asalei Sokimi was a key piece for the Thunderbirds, who advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 24 years. By Jeremy Helling email@example.com
Success was rampant among local volleyball teams again this fall, and we highlight 15 of the top players in the city – in alphabetical order – and give a brief overview of their accomplishments.
MARGAUX ARNTSON – SR ANNIE WRIGHT
One of two 6-foot-or-taller lefthanded imposing middle hitters for the Gators, Arntson smashed 37 kills in the four matches at the state meet. She has committed to play at Division III Claremont McKenna next fall.
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Jensen stepped up nicely as the team’s setter, totaling 969 assists for an average of 10 per set. Jensen played in every set this season and was well-rounded, adding 53 aces and a team-high serve percentage of 94.5.
LEAA JONES – FR – LINCOLN
Jones burst onto the scene to
lead the Abes’ defense, as the libero had incredible range and reactions. She tallied 179 digs on the season – an average of 14.6 per match – and added 31 aces and a serve percentage of 96.
LYRIC JONES – SR – LINCOLN
The go-to hitter for the Abes’ offense again this fall, Jones averaged nine kills per match, many coming in clutch situations. Her leadership and positive attitude was infectious, and she contributed 8.8 digs per match.
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The 6-foot-4 middle blocker stepped up when it mattered most, helping lead a dominant effort up front at the state tournament. Her great timing and anticipation led to 102 blocks on the season, and she added 124 kills.
JOHNNISE MOORE – SR LIFE CHRISTIAN
The Nisqually 1A most valuable player did it all, averaging 16 kills and eight digs per match. Her dominance at the net and imposing
height led to 3.2 blocks per match, but more impressive was her overall court awareness and versatility.
primed to be the all-around leader next season, as she added 211 digs on the year.
add 58 digs and six blocks.
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The SeaTac 2B most valuable player was the Crusaders’ main offensive threat, tallying 260 kills for an average of over 15 per match. She added two aces per match, and led her squad to the state tournament for the first time in 15 years.
The senior setter and two-year captain guided the Crusaders’ attack to the tune of 543 assists, or nearly 32 per match. But she was also a catalyst at the serving stripe, putting 93 percent of her 342 serves in play and collecting a team-high 50 aces.
CARLY NORMANDEAU – SR LIFE CHRISTIAN
The senior captain was a model of leadership and versatility for the Eagles, tallying 31 assists and nine digs per match. But her dominant serving was equally important, as she had a serve percentage of 95 and tallied 3.7 aces per match.
The enthusiastic outside hitter provided another dominant player for teams to account for, finishing second on the team with 274 kills and 62 aces on the season. She is
What more needs to be said about the two-time Narrows 4A MVP. She hits the ball hard. The University of Washington commit averaged five kills per set – 498 total on the year – while adding 284 digs and a team-high 89 aces.
SAVANA SMITH – SR – WILSON
Smith was a model of versatility this season for the Rams, and often came up with momentum-changing kills. She could do it all, finishing the season as the team leader in kills, aces and pass percentage and was second in digs.
TORI SMITH – SR ANNIE WRIGHT
Smith is the second half of the Gators’ dominant left-handed duo, as her efforts earned her the opportunity to play at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania next year. She smashed 55 kills in the four matches at state, while turning around to
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ASALEI SOKIMI – JR MOUNT TAHOMA
The outside hitter was a difference maker in leading the Thunderbirds to their first district playoff appearance since 1989. She averaged nine kills per match, added a serve percentage of 91 and contributed greatly on the defensive end.
JULIA WRIGHT – SR ),33(9405,79,7
The unsung hero for the Lions, Wright did the dirty work at libero, putting up 397 digs for an average of over 11 per match. She had a knack for the diving save, and also had a team-high 504 serves received, with just 21 errors on the year.
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The University of Puget Sound womenâ€™s basketball team split a pair of contests at the Lady Yote Classic on Nov. 29-30 in Caldwell, Idaho to move to 5-2 on the season. The Loggers fell 78-64 to the College of Idaho on Nov. 29, shooting just 38 percent from the field and going 2-for-15 from threepoint range. Emily Sheldon â€“ who sank both the Loggersâ€™ three-pointers â€“ finished with a team-high 19 points, while Amanda Forshay was 7-for-12 from the field for 17 points while adding eight rebounds. Erica Martinez had a gamehigh 26 points for the Coyotes. But the Loggers responded with an 82-77 win over Eastern Oregon on Nov. 30, as Sheldon went 4-for-5 on threepointers and finished with a team-high 24 points, with six rebounds and four assists. Five Loggers were in double digits in points, as Forshay finished with 13, Ashley Agcaoili had 11 and Katy Ainslie and Allie Wyszynski had 10 apiece. The Loggers were 9-for-14 from three-point range as a team and finished with 17 assists collectively. UPS returns to action when it travels to face Evergreen State College on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. PHOTO BY ROCKY ROSS
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Sheldon (10) averaged over 21 points per game at the Lady Yote Classic on Nov. 29-30 in Caldwell, Idaho.
The Tacoma Community College menâ€™s basketball team kicked off its season with a pair of defeats at the
Skagit Valley Tournament on Nov. 29-30. Sporting almost an entirely new squad, the Titans fell 81-67 to Big Bend on Nov. 29, as they couldnâ€™t claw back from an 18-point deficit at the half. Marquis Blackwell led the Titans with 20 points on 8-for-17 shooting from the field, and added a teamhigh eight rebounds. The Titans collectively out-rebounded the Runnin Vikes 34-19, but couldnâ€™t contain Big Bendâ€™s Brendan Westendorf, who was 13-for-18 from the field for a gamehigh 33 points. Bellarmine Prep grad Isaiah Flynn added 14 points for the Titans, while Curtis product Andre Lewis had nine points and four rebounds for TCC. Blackwell added 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 74-52 loss to Clackamas on Nov. 30, as the Titans shot just 27 percent from the field in the game. Flynn had five points, five assists and two steals, while Anthony Harper chipped in with 10 points for the Titans. But TCC committed 15 turnovers that led to 25 points for the Cougars, creating a big difference in the margin. The Titans were scheduled to travel to Olympic on Dec. 4, and will host Olympic in their home opener on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
The Pacific Lutheran menâ€™s basketball team sat at 3-3 overall after splitting a pair of games in the PLU Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 29-30. The Lutes won 68-54 over St. Maryâ€™s (Minn.) on
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The Puget Sound menâ€™s basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak with an 80-57 win over St. Maryâ€™s (Minn.) on Nov. 30 at the PLU Thanksgiving Classic. Nick Holden led the effort with 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting, and Rex Nelson had 12 points and four of the Loggersâ€™ 16 assists in the game. Six
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Loggers scored off the bench, as Keith Shattuck came in to sink three of his five three-pointers and finish with 11 points. Leading 39-32 at the break, the Loggers used a quick 9-0 run to take control early in the second period. They had fallen 71-69 to Denison â€“ the Loggersâ€™ third straight defeat of two points or less â€“ in their tourney opener on Nov. 29 despite another monster effort from Holden, who finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and four assists. Rex Nelson had a team-high 19 points while Dan Cheledinas added 10 points in the loss for the Loggers, who shot just 38.3 percent from the field. The Loggers will travel to face Evergreen State on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
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Fresh off Bellarmine Prepâ€™s second straight 4A state title, Lions head coach Jody DeGroot was named one of two national coaches of the year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association last week. DeGroot, who has been the Lionsâ€™ head coach since 2002, led her squad to a 35-0 record, as Bellarmine Prep lost just four sets the entire season. Under her tenure, the Lions have earned five Narrows League titles, appeared at the state meet eight times and finished in the top ten three times. The Lions were also the seventh team â€“ joining Ingraham, Kent-Meridian, Renton, Shadle Park, Kentlake and Mead â€“ to post back-to-back 4A titles. The AVCA will formally present the National High School Coaches of the Year Awards at the 2013 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Seattle on Dec. 19. As a result of the honor, DeGroot will lead Team West in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Challenge on Dec. 20 at Key Arena.
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etro Parks was recently selected as one of only 15 program providers across the country to receive a grant from the National League of Cities (NLC) and Food Research and Action Center. This grant is part of their CHAMPS initiative, â€œCombating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs,â€? a national effort to reduce childhood hunger in America. Additionally, Metro Parks was also recently selected as one of the first to receive state funding to provide afterschool meals for at-risk children up to age 18 through the federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through the support of these funding partners, Metro Parksâ€™ CHAMPS program will launch on Dec. 9 to distribute nutritious meals at: Peoples Center (1602 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way) Portland Avenue Community Center (3513 E. Portland Ave.) Meals will be served from 3:30-4:30 pm, followed by enrichment activities from 4:30-5:30 pm
(excluding holidays). The program has been funded for operation through Aug. 29, 2014. The locations were selected based on low-income criteria defined by the USDA. No preregistration is required. Participation is on a drop-in basis, with free meals and activities available for any child up to the age of 18. â€œOur goal is simple,â€? said program coordinator Adrienne Chaney. â€œWe want to ensure the health and well-being of Tacomaâ€™s youth by helping provide them with the necessary meals to reduce hunger and improve access to nutritious food provided in a safe, supervised space where they can enjoy positive childhood experiences.â€? Meal reimbursement will be provided by the USDA through the Office of Public Instruction, while the staffing and program development funding for the program will be provided through the National League of Cities CHAMPS (Cities Combating Child Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs) grant. Programs like these at-risk afterschool centers provide a much needed service. They give children a safe place to go after school where they receive nutritious food
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guide the Falconsâ€™ attack. Head coach Jeffrey Ptolemy noted that with a lack of height, the Falcons must focus on offensive efficiency and gaining points in transition. â€œWeâ€™re really going to try to maintain possession of the ball,â€? he said. â€œOur goal is to have good possessions on offense and work for the ball on defense.â€?
lie Broughton will lead the way, as the Tigers will look to offset a lack of height with a team rebounding philosophy. Stewart noted that he expects freshman forward Vanessa Higgins â€“ who broke out for 31 points against Life Christian on Dec. 2 â€“ to make an immediate impact.
The Eagles will look for junior Taylor Boles, who has steadily improved over her career, to be their floor general, and fellow junior guards Maddy Long and Katie Anderson should be high-impact players as well. Sophomore 5-foot-11 forward Courtney Youngblood is a strong rebounder, and the Eaglesâ€™ front court should be bolstered by senior transfer Joy Olson. But the Eagles will lean on their experienced back court to make plays. â€œThe thing thatâ€™s going to be important for us is
The Lions lost all-league picks Sydney Swofford and Ionna Price to graduation, but have a good shot at making noise after advancing to the state regionals last winter. Senior first-team allleague guard Jasmyne Holmes returns to lead the way, while 6-foot-4 junior forward Claire Martin is an imposing inside presence. Junior forward Shelby Gavigan should take on a bigger role inside, and sophomore Jayana Ervin will step up after showing promising flashes last year. â€œOur theme this year is doing hard things,â€? said head coach Kevin Meines. â€œWe donâ€™t want to shy away from doing those little things that are hard, that people sometimes ignoreâ€Śweâ€™re going to push ourselves.â€? Meines expects senior guard Kelsy McElroy to provide great leadership, and sophomores RaShanae Petty and Megan Jacobsen will contribute as well.
After struggling with consistency last year, the Tigers will hope to limit their mistakes on offense and ramp up the intensity on defense. â€œOn defense weâ€™re going to have to play (with) pressure and force as many turnovers, if not more, than we have ourselves,â€? said head coach Mark Stewart. â€œItâ€™s going to be a team effort.â€? Senior forward Shaya Murray and sophomores Amber Longrie and Kal-
game tempo,â€? said head coach Robert Normandeau. â€œGenerally speaking weâ€™re a smaller team, but I think weâ€™re going to match up well in terms of speed and quickness.â€?
With an extremely young roster, featuring as many as 10 freshmen, the Crusaders will rely on their trademark pressure defense to remain competitive in the SeaTac 2B. But senior forward Sarah Zeitler should continue to lead the offensive attack, as she averaged 13 points and 13 rebounds per game last year. Sophomore guards Ashley Brooks and Jennifer Brooks will create plays on the outside, and hope to create points in transition. â€œWeâ€™re going to be kind of like a fast-break, runand-gun team just because of who we have,â€? said head coach Josh Narayan. Narayan also expects sophomore forward Jane Cooksley and freshman point guard Abby Leaman to have a significant impact.
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HARD DRIVE. (Left) Tacoma Baptistâ€™s Sarah Zeitler will be the offensive key
for the Crusaders after averaging 13 points and 13 rebounds per game last year. (Right) Bellarmine Prepâ€™s Jasmyne Holmes will look to guide the Lionsâ€™ offense, after missing some time with an injury last year.
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post office building on ‘A’ Street, but securing a permanent place is still the ultimate goal. For 10 years, DASH – Dancing, Acting and Singing in Harmony – was a vibrant hub of activity in the Hilltop neighborhood, a place on the corner where city kids could go after school and on weekends to improve their lives rather than getting into trouble out on the streets. As long as they keep their grades up in school, the center was then, and remains today, a welcoming place where youth can challenge themselves and come out winners, where they can learn how to flourish in their natural talents and, perhaps most importantly, a place where they can discover their way of making it in the world based on their own gifts. Hall, the center staff and board of directors are all very encouraging of the youth and believe in them, which can make a huge difference in a young person’s life.
Hall recently posted this message to youth on the DASH Center Facebook page, and it reveals perfectly the heart that beats at the center’s core: “If you come to me brand new, lost or broken, I promise I will build you up and set you on the path to greatness. In return you’ll owe me nothing. All I ask is that you remember who you were when you came to me and acknowledge the investment I made within you. Go on grow and go but never forget where you came from.” Hall said it has been challenging finding a new home for DASH. She’s been looking throughout the city, from downtown to Hilltop, from the east side to the Dome District, but no luck yet largely due to the monthly rent costs she’s encountered that would be exceedingly high for this community-based school of the arts. “Everywhere I’ve gone in Tacoma they want easily $3,000 and that’s on the cheap side,” Hall said. Rent at the former Hilltop location was around $500 a month. Hall said that ideally she would like DASH Center to
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move into the vacated Sav-aLot/Ride Aid on Hilltop, but she’s hesitant to invest in it even though she has met with the building owners/managers about signing a lease. The maximum length of the lease would be eight years, according to Hall, and considering the changes coming to the neighborhood once the new Link light rail extension goes in, she fears that property values will go way up and that the owners could very well decide to sell the building or raise the rent as one would expect. Then there are the interior improvements that would have to be made to transform the grocery store into a full-fledged school with classrooms, offices and rehearsal areas, another stout financial investment. “If I knew that in three years they’d be willing to sell it to us, I’d probably press forward with it, but they only want to lease it then who knows what’s going to happen,” Hall said. When Hall got word of space for lease in the downtown post office building on ‘A’ Street, she opted for a three-month lease there to basically buy more time to find a permanent home for the center. With its 12-foot ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, tall windows and ample square footage to grow into,
Hall and the DASH students have already fallen in love with the place, as it suits their needs in just about every way. Being downtown opens more opportunities to attract new students and a more diverse demographic, and School of the Arts (SOTA) being in the same building offers much for both DASH and SOTA. “We can really start to develop that connection and partnership to keep feeding kids to that school – talented kids to help keep bringing that school up.” Once the lease is up in March, Hall said extending it just isn’t in the picture. “It’s not really in (the building owners’) plans and I’m not expecting them to do that,” she said. “They want a good, revenue-generating thing to be in that space at the post office.” She expressed gratitude to the building owners and management for their generosity in working with DASH for the time being. Are there ways in which the community at large can help? Hall said DASH Center really needs the advice and involvement of people who know the ins-and-outs of serious fundraising to help the center get to “the next level,” so to speak. “I need two people who are really good at networking and fundraising that would be willing
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to be on (the DASH Center) board,” she said, “two good people who could take a lead in fundraising and networking for DASH Center. I desperately need that more than anything else – someone who can take my board and show them what to do and how to do it. If we had that, everything else would come. “I need two people to say DASH is a great cause to champion. We want people to know the good that DASH does, not just for the black kids in the community but for everybody in Tacoma.” Those who would like to support DASH Center financially can do so very easily at www.thedashcenter.org, either with a one-time donation or an automatic monthly pledge for as little as $25 a month or whatever you can give. While in the ‘A’ Street location, the center could use a temporary loan of theater curtains and acoustic panels to help absorb and deaden sound. Anyone – individual, business or non-profit – that could help with this is asked to call the center at (253) 507-9466. Despite the issues at hand, classes at the “new” ‘A’ Street DASH Center began on Dec. 3. There will be some new adult classes beginning as well – adult hip hop on Thursday nights, contemporary adult classes starting in January and an adult acting class. For those unfamiliar with DASH, there is Free Day on Dec. 21, an open house for the community to come in and try out a class or two before the new quarter starts on Jan. 7. Looking ahead, the fantastic dance showcase KRUNK returns on March 15 at Theater on the Square – tickets go on sale Jan. 7 with presales happening on Free Day. Hall said she will continue to search for a permanent DASH home, and asks anyone with solid leads to please call the center. “I haven’t given up – we’re not closing shop just yet. But we need help,” Hall said. Visit www.thedashcenter. org or call (253) 507-9466 and on Facebook at D.A.S.H. Center for the Arts.
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MxPx comes of age Bremerton’s most popular punk band celebrates 21 st birthday at Jazzbones
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xPx is finally old enough to drink. Technically, the pop-punk trio is three guys in their 30s – singer-bassist Mike Herrera, guitarist Tom Wisniewski and drummer Yuri Ruley – meaning they’ve been able to partake of intoxicating spirits for years. But MxPx will celebrate 21 years together and a legacy as Bremerton’s most popular punk export on Dec. 7 at Jazzbones. The show is sold out though some V.I.P. meet-and-greet ticket upgrades remain, with details available at MxPx.com. Herrera, the band’s primary songwriter, checked in to give us an idea of what fans can expect this weekend and when they might hear the follow up to last year’s “Plans Within Plans” disc. Tacoma Weekly: So you’ve chosen Tacoma to celebrate your 21st anniversary with the band. Mike Herrera: Yeah, yeah. I was talking to the guys about doing this 21 year show, something that’s based a
little more around being drinking age, since we are 21 now as a band. I just thought of my buddy Danno (general manager Dan Rankin) at Jazzbones. It’s a nice, tight club, something small, something different. I didn’t want to do the same venues that we’ve done a bunch of times. TW: And you don’t have a tour. It looks like this is a one-off deal. Herrera: Right, we won’t be touring again until January of 2014. … It’s cool because a lot of our fan club members are definitely gonna be flying up from California, over from the East Coast, driving up. We’ve got Broadway Calls on the bill. They’re also a band that doesn’t tour much anymore. So it’ll be something you won’t get any other time of the year. TW: What kind of a set list do you have in store? Herrera: We’re definitely gonna play the favorites, the ones that people all know, like “Responsibility,” “Chick Magnet,” “Punk Rawk Show,” that kind of stuff. From there we fill in a lot of the random songs that will, hopefully, hype up the crowd.
Having a sold-out show with Broadway Calls, with Tom and Yuri, is just gonna be a good time. We’re working on some interesting video stuff, possibly, as well. TW: So you’re gonna have cameras there. Herrera: We’re gonna record it. We don’t necessarily have plans for releasing something, but if it turns out good then we will. We always try and do that any time there’s an event-type show, especially since it’s 21 and older only. Some people will miss it, and they’ll be able to check it out online at some point. TW: In the beginning, did you imagine being together this long? Herrera: Like anything when you’re that young, you’re not thinking about much. … You think either we’re gonna be selling out arenas in 20 years or we’re gonna be dead. You always think in extremes. As we all know, it’s usually somewhere in between for most of us. It really does boggle my mind to think about how far we have come in 21 years. For us, it’s just gonna be a
chance to enjoy just the legacy we’ve built, but also the personal relationships we’ve come across and been able to build along the way. TW: Have there been rough patches where you’ve thought of breaking the band up? Herrera: It always crosses your mind when things aren’t going well. You come to that crossroads, and yes I’ve thought about it. … We try to make everything we do count that much more, and be that much more important. So we’re doing a little less touring. We’re still touring all the time; we have a ton of touring coming up next year, in 2014. But we’re never gonna be touring as much as we were 10 years ago when we were out nine months out of the year. TW: What about new songs? Do you have plans for a “Plans” follow up? Herrera: After we do the next round of shows, I’ll definitely be in the studio working on my solo album. And then, for those who want the punk rock – yes, MxPx, new stuff. I would say later in 2014 would be a good time.
THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE POTTERY AND ART SALE Support students at Tacoma Community College as they hold a sale of their work. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the F. Carlton Ball Scholarship fund, which has helped many students over the years follow their dreams and complete their education. Sale runs Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TCC, 6501 S. 19th St., in the Senate Room, Building 11. Info: (253) 566-5346.
TWO BIG BAND CHRISTMAS Rich Wetzel and his expanded Groovin’ Higher Orchestra will be performing music from one of the greatest holiday jazz albums of all time, “A Stan Kenton Christmas,” and other holiday jazz greats by Tom Kubis and more. Bring your friends and family to this wonderful all ages and beautiful holiday music
show at Tacoma Community College on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 advance or $20 at the door at www. brownpapertickets. com/event/499704 or 1 (800) 8383006.
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George’s guardian angel must descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him, by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born, that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2. Tickets $22 and $15 at (253) 272-2281 or www.tacomalittletheatre.com.
Now playing at Tacoma Little Theatre through Dec. 22 – “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Bring the family and enjoy the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty.
LET IT SNOW Start your winter festivities off right with a free community festival at Tacoma Art Museum on Dec. 8, 10 a.m. Try your hand at printmaking and create a holiday card for family and friends. Get some of your holiday shopping done at the Museum Store, take a break with some cocoa in Relish Cafe, or walk across the street to ice skate at Franciscan Polar Plaza, and more. Info: www.tacomaartmuseum.org.
THREE MUSIC FROM PLANET COOL Good Mojo Records has released the full length, all original CD, “Music from Planet Cool,” available for digital download and pre-order just in time for the holiday season. The public is invited to the CD release party on Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m., at Gibson’s Frozen Yogurt, 8 Tacoma Ave. The 10-track CD is an accompaniment to the series of books from Tacoma-based publishers, Max ‘n Me Studio, called the Magic
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his month, for the first time ever, music lovers will be treated with two performances as part of the increasingly popular concert series Jazz Live at Marine View Church. On Sun., Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., Seattleâ€™s most beloved jazz vocalist, Greta Matassa, and acclaimed bassist Clipper Anderson will take the stage in a special holiday performance. Matassa has enjoyed a longstanding career as a performer, promoter and educator, and nearly every jazz vocalist in the Northwest calls her their teacher or mentor. Anderson, a virtuoso bassist, has been a go-to musician for many local jazz artists. â€œIâ€™m hoping Clipper sings a little,â€? said organizer Jim Foster. â€œHe is an amazing bass player, too.â€? Also performing this unique night of traditional jazz favorites are esteemed musicians Susan Pascal on vibraphone, Darin Clendenin on piano and Mark Ivester on drums. Just one short week later, the natural and vibrant contemporary jazz performer Michael Powers will play a special Christmas show for his many fans. â€œMichael is such a showman,â€? Foster said. â€œPeople keep coming back because he puts on such a great show.â€? Powers has made a name for himself as an allaround talent, with the ability to make his guitar sound like a variety of different instruments. â€œHe is a great blues guitarist, but he can also play pop, rock, jazz, you name it and he can play it,â€? Foster added. Powers will be joined by Eddy Ferguson on bass and Ronnie Bishop on drums to round out a solid performance of Christmas favorites. As always, each performance is free, and played in the exceptional Marine View Church, which features unmatched acoustics and, as its name suggests, a beautiful view of the water. Itâ€™s best to arrive early to these performances, as some productions garner up to 400 people. Although admission is free, organizers gratefully accept donations to support future productions. â€œIâ€™m hoping this series helps to keep jazz alive in Tacoma,â€? Foster added. Performances take place Dec. 8 and 15 at 5 p.m. Marine View Church is located at 8469 Eastside Dr. NE in Tacoma. Info: marineviewpc.org.
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â€˜THE NUTCRACKER BALLETâ€™ Tacoma Performing Dance Company welcomes the young, and the young at heart, to this seasonâ€™s production of â€œThe Nutcracker Ballet.â€? Choreographed and staged by Artistic Director Jo Emery, this traditional holiday ballet is full of sugarplums and dancing delights. It will be performed at the Stadium High School Performing Arts Center located in Tacomaâ€™s Historic Stadium District at 111 N. â€˜Eâ€™ St. on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the TPDC Ticket Line at (253) 752-8530 or at the door. Dancers from this production will appear at the Festival of Trees at the Tacoma Convention Center on Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m.
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â€˜SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORYâ€™ The Grand Cinema will be screening â€œSPARK: A Burning Man Storyâ€? on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Purchase tickets at the Grand Cinema box office or online at grandcinema.com Following the 9 p.m. screening there will be a Northwest Burner Social Meet & Greet and film discussion called â€œSPARK and FIZZLE.â€? Light appetizers and drink will be available. This event is organized by Grand Cinema lead projectionist Lisa Fruichantie. Evening Playa wear is strongly encouraged! Potluck style: Bring a dish or dessert to share! â€œSPARK: A Burning Man Storyâ€? provides an inside look at the incredible Burning Man organization and festival and the challenges it is facing as it grows in global recognition and popularity. â€˜FROM PROCTOR TO PRAGUE: AN INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMASâ€™ Tacoma-based Northwest Repertory Singers presents â€?From Proctor to Prague: An International Christmasâ€? as this yearâ€™s holiday concert. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The concert features seasonal songs from a variety of countries and cultures, including Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the American Southwest. The repertoire includes, among others, a Russian song of Mary, a lively French song of shepherds, a humorous Spanish song about a donkey, and two African carols with percussion. â€œWe have assembled music from several countries that would be well-known to their citizens,â€? said NWRS Artistic Director Paul Schultz. â€œThe carols and familiar melodies will beautifully capture rich traditions from around the globe.â€? Music for the â€œProctorâ€? section of the concert comes from three Tacoma composers â€“ Kyle Haugen, Donna Gartman Schultz, and Erin Guinup. Two of the works will be the world premiere performances. Paul Schultz will give half-hour pre-concert lectures one hour before each performance. NWRS, a supporter of the Proctor-area FISH food bank, invites concert guests to bring food donations to the concert. Concerts will be at Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., in Tacoma. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 general admission and $17 for seniors, students and military (children under 12 are free). Advance-purchase tickets are available online at www.NWRS.org, or by calling (253) 265-3042 (or toll free (877) 460-5880). Season tickets are also available.
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Now in its fifth year, Santellâ€™s muchanticipated holiday show is open to everyone from kids to seniors, which Santell especially loves as it offers a nice change from her gigs at nightclubs and private dances. â€œItâ€™s all ages and what a treat for me. We donâ€™t get to do that very often anymore,â€? she said, noting that it takes her back to her years as a preschool teacher in Seattle. â€œI miss it.â€? Dancing is something else that Santell loves to see at her shows, and this is another reason why people are so attracted to the House Blend vibe. In fact, she and her band pretty much have a posse of dance groupies that follow them around from show to show just so they can dance to the sounds of their favorite players. When Santell sees dancers in the crowd, she responds musically just for them.
ne of Tacomaâ€™s most loved and unique holiday music experiences happens this year at Jazzbones on Dec. 11 when Maia Santell and House Blend present their annual holiday concert and dance at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended â€“ call (253) 3969169. Cover is $8. Featuring a set list ranging from jazz and blues to swing, Latin and R&B, no one can deliver Christmas classics like the charming and beautifully voiced Santell and her band of seasoned instrumentalists â€“ Ted Dortch on tenor saxophone, Jeff Ziontz on guitar, Tim Malland on drums and Steve Luceno on upright bass. The songs theyâ€™ll be performing represent some of the most favorites of the season: â€œMerry Christmas Baby,â€? â€œPlease Come Home For Christmas,â€? â€œSanta Baby,â€? Nancy Wilsonâ€™s â€œWhat Are You Doing New Yearâ€™s Eve?â€? and Mel Tormeâ€™s holiday classic â€œThe Christmas Song,â€? to name a few. For Santell, these tunes are near and dear to her heart. â€œThey are very special to me personally,â€? Santell said. â€œI grew up with jazz and I so much admire those standard classics. My favorite is â€˜The Christmas Songâ€™ (â€˜Chestnuts roasting on an open fireâ€Śâ€™). Itâ€™s so special and so dear. But we got the blues crowd too that likes â€˜Merry Christmas Babyâ€™ and â€˜Please Come Home for Christmas.â€™ The most exciting and the one people really like is â€˜Santa Baby.â€™ We really play that one up.â€? Itâ€™s not just Santellâ€™s enchanting personality that lights up the stage â€“ her voice is so warm, so rich and genuine. Sheâ€™s the total package, and with absolutely no put-on affectations. What you see is what you get, and what you get is pure heart and soul as authentic as the smile on her face.
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and be creative. We feel weâ€™re really heard and appreciated.â€? Santell is particularly excited about a new venue she and House Blend will be performing at on Jan. 18 â€“ Islanders Restaurant and Bar in Auburn (4202 Auburn Way N.). With its large dance floor, this is exactly the type of place made for her and the band. â€œThis is ideal for us because we can get our listening and dance fans to come,â€? Santell said. Her storied history in various music scenes going all the way back to childhood, Santell is feeling the urge to finally start writing about her memories, history and tales for a book she hopes to publish one day. â€œI think itâ€™s time that I start that. I have so many stories to tell about my family in the business. Thatâ€™s my next project. I really enjoy writing a lot.â€? Maia Santell is a descendant of Seattleâ€™s Jackson Street era of jazz and swing. Her mom, dad and uncle were prominent jazz musicians that performed in the Northwest music scene for 40 years. Her talent, phrasing and clear, warm unaffected vocal style can be attributed to her rich musical heritage, including attending Seattleâ€™s Garfield High School, singing in jazz ensembles and musicals, and performing at a young age with jazz giants Joe Venuti, Buddy Catlett and Floyd Standifer in her uncleâ€™s combo, The Frank Sugia Quartet. Santell has performed at such leading venues as Jazz Alley, The New Orleans Restaurant in Seattleâ€™s Pioneer Square, Argosy Cruises, USA Ballroom Dances, Seattle Art Museum and Chateau St. Michelle Wineries, to name a few, and is a mainstay in the South Sound at Studio 6 Ballroom, Jazzbones, The Gray Sky Blues Festival and The Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival. To stay up on Maia Santell and House Blendâ€™s shows, â€œlikeâ€? them on Facebook and visit www.maiasantell.com.
â€œThey want different tempos and rhythms,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™ll do â€˜Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeerâ€™ as a cha-cha and â€˜Silver Bellsâ€™ as a waltz.â€? This gives her and the band a chance to let loose and do new things in comparison to the â€œcommercialâ€? gigs she plays at weddings and such functions where sheâ€™s paid to play as the host requests. â€œI donâ€™t often get to entertain anymore,â€? she said. At the Jazzbones holiday show, as at Santell and House Blendâ€™s other main venues like Studio 6 Ballroom and the Spar, there will be much more room for the singer and her band to spread their wings and jam. â€œThese venues are so special and unique for me, where my musicians get to show off
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TW PICK OF THE WEEK: SICK OF ALL THIS CHEERY CHRISTMAS NONSENSE ALREADY? ESCAPE WITH A HEAD-BANGIN’ METAL AND HARDCORE SHOWCASE THAT WILL BRING OSS, MANSON’S GIRLS, BAREFOOT BARNACLE, OOPS! I STEPPED IN SOME CHRIST AND DEATHBED CONFESSIONS (IN PHOTO) TO THE NEW FRONTIER LOUNGE ON SUNDAY, NOV. 8. MUSIC STARTS AT 9 P.M., AND THE COVER IS $5; WWW.JAZZBONES.COM.
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FREEBIES. Ben Union is one of many local bands that give their music away for free or on a pay-what-you-want basis online. Find the band’s entire catalog at BenUnion.com. By Ernest A. Jasmin firstname.lastname@example.org
en Union is one of Tacoma’s busiest acts, a pop-rock outfit that has little trouble filling Jazzbones, the Crocodile Café and Puyallup’s spacious Liberty Theatre. You’d think the band would be quick to parlay all those packed venues into big CD sales. But, last summer, singer-guitarist Ben Mira had an epiphany regarding the best way to spread his band’s sound. “By the end of this month we’ll be giving away all of our music for free - everything, through our web site,” he said in September. “Indefinitely we’ll be doing that. I think we’re gonna start doing that with all of our releases, just giving everything away for free. Any way we can break down barriers between our band and people is good for us, you know.” Ben Union made the switch in October, and now fans can download the contents of the band’s first three CDs, “The Light” and “This Blessed Union” volumes one and two, along with previously unreleased collaborations with the Fame Riot, Tess Henley and more. “If you prefer to pay for it, you can do that through the iTunes or CDBaby links below,” reads a message at BenUnion.com. “Either way, just tell a friend.” The music biz is rapidly evolving, and even the biggest names in the business seem to be abandoning the idea of building their fortunes solely on album sales. Radiohead made headlines a few years back employing a pay-what-you-want strategy for the initial release of the “In Rainbows” album. Seattle label Sub Pop later publicly mused about giving away all its music for free in order to cash in on related memorabilia; at present, the label still charges for all those Beach House and Blitzen Trapper CDs, but also entices fans with loads of free mp3s available through SubPop. com. But on the most indie level, it’s not just about staying afloat in the age of rampant piracy. It’s about exploiting the possibilities of the Internet as part of a solid long game. Local musicians know it pays to put their tunes in as many hands, and ears, as possible, even if it means forgoing payment for a while. The idea is to generate the sort of buzz that leads to paying gigs and
exposure through regional blogs and podcasts. And who knows? Maybe they can ride all that Internet buzz to the cover of Spin, à la Vampire Weekend in 2008. Along those lines, here are just a few regional acts you can support without spending a dime. Just download their tunes and, assuming you like them, help spread the word. ILLFIGHTYOU This Tacoma hiphop trio – comprised of emcees EvergreenOne, Ugly Frank and Khris P – was generating a buzz by leaking material online well before it made its live debut on Seattle’s KEXPFM around this time last year. The band only amplified that buzz by offering its self-titled debut album, gratis, through illfightyou. com. City Hall EvergreenOne’s other group, with rapper-producer Todd Sykes, may be the most prolific creators of free content around these parts. Between their various group projects and solo joints, you can fill your old iPod mini with their content alone. The portal is wearecityhall. com. Clemm Rishad Rishad is half of Writer’s Block, the Tacoma songwriting duo (also Will Jordan) that penned Nikki Minaj’s “Fly.” Even
as Rishad was shopping material to other artists, he was boosting his own solo profile by offering his “Supaflyness” mix tape for free download this year. Bookmark ClemmRishad.com. Czar This prog-metal band is building its reputation on one of Tacoma’s noisiest, most chaotic sounds. You can name your price and experience the insanity for yourself by downloading their “Shark Cancer” and “Old Haunts” singles from czar.bandcamp.com. Swelter As featured recently on Tacoma Weekly’s “Make A Scene” page, this popular Puyallup noise-rock band broke up in 1998 before a second album could see the light of day. Years later, it lives on in cyberspace and you can name your price at tacoma-swelter. bandcamp.com. Bruce Leroy This rising star of Tacoma hip-hop offers his 13-track debut album, “Leroy,” and “Coolin’,” the summer jam he released in July, for free download at bruceleroymusic.bandcamp.com. Fame Rilla This local artist is giving away “15 Minutes of Fame,” 11-tracks of bass heavy hip-hop goodness, at famerilla.bandcamp. com.
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SAT., DEC. 7 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT TACOMA MALL Simon Kidgits Club members, enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast inside BJ’s Restaurant as Radio Disney provides the entertainment. Plus, visit with Santa himself! The Kidgits are also celebrating the release of “Despicable Me 2” on Blu-Ray and DVD Dec. 10. Grab your minion headband and come have fun making your own “Despicable Me 2” holiday ornament and even your own minion food. The event takes place from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
SUN., DEC. 8 LET IT SNOW Start your winter festivities off right with a free community festival at Tacoma Art Museum! Try your hand at printmaking and create a holiday card for family and friends. Get some of your holiday shopping done at the Museum Store, take a break with some cocoa in Relish Cafe, or walk across the street to ice skate in downtown Tacoma at Franciscan Polar Plaza! The festivities begin at 10 a.m. Info: www. tacomaartmuseum.org.
SAT., DEC. 14 TACOMA TOTEMAIRES PERFORMANCE Need a little Christmas? Enjoy a delightful afternoon
class, meeting, concert, art exhibit or theater production by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (253) 922-5317.
TW PICK: ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’
TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE WARMS UP THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ITS STAGE ADAPTATION OF FRANK CAPRA’S CLASSIC FILM “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” BY ANTHONY PALERMO, THE SAGA OF GEORGE BAILEY, THE EVERYMAN FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF BEDFORD FALLS WHOSE DREAMS OF ESCAPE AND ADVENTURE HAVE BEEN QUASHED BY FAMILY OBLIGATION AND CIVIC DUTY. GEORGE’S GUARDIAN ANGEL MUST DESCEND ON CHRISTMAS EVE TO SAVE HIM FROM DESPAIR AND TO REMIND HIM, BY SHOWING HIM WHAT THE WORLD WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE HAD HE NEVER BEEN BORN, THAT HIS HAS BEEN, AFTER ALL, A WONDERFUL LIFE. THIS PRODUCTION IS DIRECTED BY MARIA VALENZUELA AND INCLUDES A CAST OF 25 LOCAL ACTORS INCLUDING DAN LYSNE (GEORGE BAILEY), KIRSTEN DEANE (MARY BAILEY), GARY SPEES (CLARENCE) AND TOM BIRKELAND (MR. POTTER). “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” WILL RUN UNTIL SUNDAY, DEC. 22. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWINGS ARE AT 7:30 P.M. AND SUNDAYS AT 2 P.M. THIS SHOW IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES. TICKETS: $15-$22, AVAILABLE AT TACOMALITTLETHEATRE.COM.
BREAKFAST WITH BLADE Please accept this invitation from us to you for Tis The Season Saturdays in December at Sprinker Recreation Center. It’s that time of year where happiness, snowshoes, mittens and magic are everywhere, especially this year at Sprinker! Join us as we create an entertaining breakfast with Blade, Sprinker’s very own mascot! Take a journey into this winter wonderland with a pancake breakfast for ages 3-12. Breakfast will be held upstairs in the Rainier Room from 10-10:30 a.m. Photos will be available in the Rainier Room from 10:30-11 a.m. Ice skating will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This event is in partnership with Lake Spanaway Golf Course and our local Spanaway Starbucks. Info: www.piercecountywa.org/ parks. AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS A Seattle chocolate company will sweeten a 19th Century Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Theo Chocolate, based in Fremont, will offer drinking chocolate and samples of its organic, fair trade and non-GMO chocolate during the event. The annual event at Fort Nisqually will feature cooks making chocolate custard in the period kitchen and ladies serving hot chocolate in the Factor’s House. Visitors can also join dozens of the Fort’s re-enactors in holiday stories, music, dance, and crafts. A highlight is the arrival of the yule log, and the chance to take a piece of it home for your own holiday fire. 19th Century Christmas has its roots in the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. On Christmas, Fort Nisqually’s manager regularly gave “the best rations the place could afford” — typically meat, flour, molasses, sugar and tallow — to the Fort’s laborers, along with some liquor. The Native Americans named the holiday “Hyas Sunday,” Chinook jargon for “Big Sunday.” Dancing and singing were also recorded in the Fort’s historical journals. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. Info: www.metroparkstacoma. org.
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or evening of traditional and modern barbershop style holiday music, presented by the Tacoma TotemAires Men’s Barbershop Harmony Chorus. The show also features uplifting seasonal tunes by selected quartets. In addition, the event showcases the Lodge Room at the new Elks Club in Tacoma, located at 2013 S. Cedar St. at Allenmore Golf Course. The performance takes place Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15. Info: (253) 752-5135.
FRI., DEC. 20 ‘MESSIAH’ One of the most famous works for chorus and orchestra is Handel’s “Messiah.” Although not written specifically for Christmas, it has come to be an important tradition of the Holiday season for people throughout the world. “Hallelujah Chorus” is one of the most enduring and widely known passages of music of all time, as is the poignant aria “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth.” The Tacoma Symphony Chorus, along with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, will present the work at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, located at 7112 S. 12th St. in Tacoma. Chorus Director Geoffrey Boers will conduct the performances. Joining him will be soprano Maria Mannisto, mezzo-soprano Melissa Schiel, tenor Eric Neuville, and baritone Peter Tuff. The concert is sponsored by Franciscan Health System. For tickets, $25, call (253) 272-7264 or visit www.tacomasymphony.org.
who reluctantly takes a job as an elf at Macy’s department store. In what The New York Times calls “a delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy’s,” the story follows our hero, Crumpet, through a maze of terrified children, outlandish holiday shoppers, and drunken Santas. This production features Charlie Birdsell as Crumpet, and is directed by Pavlina Morris. For mature elves ages 14+ due to strong language and content. Two performances only: Dec. 12 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $12 and may be purchased online at www. tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling the Box Office at (253) 272-2281. A BIZARRE BAZAAR This is not your average holiday gift/craft show! From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 1315, St. Helens Mercantile will feature a collection of unusual hand made products for the non-traditional gift giver. You’ve been to the rest...none like this. There will be oneof-a-kind cards, ornaments, artwork, t-shirts, dolls, food, music and fun. St. Helens Mercantile is located at 753 St. Helens Ave. in Tacoma.
FANTASY LIGHTS The 19th annual Fantasy Lights display will dazzle viewers with new themes and yearly additions to the largest drive-through display of lights in the Northwest. Fantasy Lights operates for 35 nights, from Nov. 28 to Jan. 1, nightly from 5:30-9 p.m. The beautiful two-and-aquarter-mile drive takes place in Spanaway County Park. Info: www.piercecountywa. org.
‘THE SANTALAND DIARIES’ Tacoma Little Theatre in partnership with The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, the Kitsap peninsula’s only fringe theatre, presents David Sedaris’ irreverent holiday one-man show “The Santaland Diaries,” about a starving actor in New York City
IRISH CYLINDERS BY DALE CHIHULY Created almost 40 years ago, the legendary “Irish Cylinders” by Dale Chihuly are now on exhibition at Museum of Glass. Among the earliest series of Chihuly’s oeuvre are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at the Rhode Island
School of Design, begun on St. Patrick’s Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. The 44 vessels, loosely categorized as St. Patrick’s Day Cylinders, Irish Cylinders and the Ulysses Cylinders, which were inspired by James Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses.” Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glass-drawing pick-up techniques similar to Chihuly’s more abstract Blanket Cylinders. The series was briefly exhibited at the Benson Gallery in Bridehampton, NY in the summer of 1976, but then placed in storage. The complete series of Irish Cylinders has been previously exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 1997. The Stromple Collection now numbers more than five hundred objects and is the largest single holding of Chihuly’s work. The Museum of Glass is located at 1801 Dock St. Info: www.museumofglass.org. ‘DAVID DOUGLAS: A NATURALIST AT WORK’ Discover the history and intrigue of nature in the Northwest. After the age of exploration, the discovery and identification of new species continued to generate great excitement among nations. “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work” studies the intersection of geography, science and cultural history through the work of the famed Scottish naturalist and his discovery of more than 200 species in the Northwest. Guest curated by Jack and Claire Nisbet, the exhibit displays Douglas’ journals and observations of Native tribes, rare 19th century botanical books and his original pressed specimens, bird mounts, pelts and skins. In addition, the exhibit traces the origins of the eponymous Douglas fir tree. David Douglas: “A Naturalist at Work” will be on display through Feb. 23, 2014. The Washington State History Museum is located at 1911 Pacific Ave. Info: washingtonhistory.org. HANDS AT WORK EXHIBIT An exhibit of 24 stunning photographs showing human
hands and the work they do. From gardener to midwife, fisherman to puppeteer, “Hands at Work” chronicles Washingtonians and their extraordinary range of work. Developed by photographer Summer Moon Scriver and writer Iris Graville. The show runs through May 2014 at the Washington State History Museum. Info: www.washingtonhistory.org. COMEDY OPEN MIC The Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic is a weekly standup comedy open mic hosted by comedian Kareem Walters, featuring some of the best rising comics and established headliners. Each week professional and amateur comedians test new material to develop their acts. It is an opportunity to test your new material in a noncomedy club atmosphere. You can catch the action at Triple Play – the newest sports bar on 6th Avenue – every Thursday. Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic offers a fun, unpredictable show experience you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy rare and exciting burgers while watching some of the funniest comics in the Northwest. Every Thursday at 9 p.m. Info: www.tripleplaytacoma.com. PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Each month, on the first and third Friday from 6-9 p.m., is parents’ night out! Bring the kids to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, where organizers will entertain the kids in a safe and fun environment. Cost is $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10 percent discount. Parents’ Night Out is most appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! Info: www. playtacoma.org/programs. T-TOWN SWING Get your Tacoma swing dance fix every Thursday at Urban Grace Church, located in downtown. Intro to swing dance: 8:30-9 p.m., free with dance admission. Social dancing, 911:30 p.m., is $5. The atmosphere is super laid-back and fun, and features great guest instructors and DJs playing swing music from the 1930s and 1940s to keep dancers hopping all night long. In addition, blues will be played every second and fourth Friday of the month and kizomba every fourth Sunday. BALLROOM DANCING The STAR Center hosts ballroom dancing on the first Sunday of every month and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. There is live music. Admission is $5. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at South Park Community Center. Info: www.metroparkstacoma.org/ star or (253) 404-3939. TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Info: www.tbmoutreach.org. DRUM CIRCLE Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 2723211 or visit www.tedbrownmusic.com.
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MT. RAINIER VIEW $125,000 Beautiful Level Buildable Site! Located off of Ray Nash Drive NW, this 1.25 Acres of natural setting and mature Evergreen trees is perfect to build your dream home and enjoy the Country Lifestyle! Peek-a-Boo View of Mt. Rainier. Just minutes away from sought after Schools, Uptown Gig Harbor Amenities, Restaurants, WA-Hwy 16, Hospitals, Boat launch/water activities, tennis courts & Kopachuck State Park! Electricity is available at corner.
Michelle Anguiano Real Estate Broker Better Properties Lakewood
OLD TOWN $499,950 Amazing development potential with this unique 2OG7RZQSURSHUW\&LW\KDVJLYHQĂ€QDOSODW approval for 4 lots on this prime 3 acre piece. Big views possible from all lots in this great neighborhood, tucked back & out of the way. Walk to the historic Old Town district with its coffee shops, wine bar & restaurants.; then stroll down to the waterfront & enjoy the gorgeous Puget Sound setting with walking paths, public docks, shoreline restaurants & more! MLS# 332653
Call Dave Peterson, Managing Broker at Better Properties N Proctor for more information. 253-222-8480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Businesses Opportunities 4 Sale with Owner Contract GIG HARBOR CHINESE RESTR., same owner 25 years. $100,000 w/terms. $50,000 Down Payment NORTH END GAS STATION/MINI MART High gross sales, excellent profit, positive cash flow, Price is $1,100,000 (Bus. & Prop.), possible terms LANDMARK â€œBBQ INNâ€? Restaurant/ Lounge Huge Price Reduction - For Sale For $510,000 (R.E. $485K) Bus. $25K. Bldg. has been completely remodeled for a sports baricand e grill. pr reduced
RURAL LIVING: ASHFORD, WA- Price for business, $105,000 with $25,000 down. Price for the real estate, $390,000 with $75,000 down. Ownerâ€™s contract includes a 3 B/R house, laundromat, restr./ price lounge bldg. on 3.4 acre, commercial zoneddparcel. reduce
GREEN PUP SPORTS BAR & GRILL (famous for its pizza) $189,000, Terms av. HIGH GROSSING, VERY PROFITABLE COFFEE SHOP CAFE FOR SALE $95,000 High trafic Count location. price d reduce
VINOTIQUE WINE SHOP/BAR/DELI IN LAKEWOOD Business is for sale for $85,000. Cash/terms. â€œUNDISCLOSEDâ€? BEAUTY SALON In Puyallup, Great Location, $20,000 Cash.price
Oâ€™CALLAHANâ€™S PUB & GRILL IN KEY CENTER Business is for sale for $300,000 with $100,000 down, High gross sales. Saler will also consider leasing the space COLLISION CENTER Same owner 15 yrs. Retiring, 6621 So. Tacoma Way. $130,000 with terms to qualified buyer - some training provided at o cost to buyer.
CALL RICHARD PICTON or ED PUNCHAK 253-581-6463 253-224-7109
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