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Weekly staff writer Kathleen Merryman (top, bottom photo) has planted a workplace garden, with some seed-sewing help from Production Manager Tim Meikle (middle). By Kathleen Merryman

The space behind the vast Tacoma Weekly complex on Pacific Highway was, we admit, on the seedy side. Long before our thriving enterprise moved in last summer, some fine citizen ditched, literally, a sofa in the drainage canal behind the building. Last year, the surface water maintenance crew working the slope under I-5 found it and, casting accusing looks at blameless journalists, hauled it out and set it by a cluster of derelict newspaper racks. There was another box back there, wooden and bent on becoming one with the morning glory, horsetail and nasty grass around it. We were not alone. Our neighbors to the north had laid out an obsolete wall cupboard next to the platform on which they store pallets, wood and a pickup canopy. They

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ayor Marilyn Strickland and Tacoma City Council members recognized Tacoma’s top volunteers on May 7, during the 27th annual City of Destiny Awards. Held at the Stadium High School Auditorium, spirits were high as the award recipients received much applause for their selflessness and leadership. “Tacoma is blessed with people who love this city and are willing to volunteer their time and talent to improve it,” said Strickland. “Instead of sitting on the sidelines, they are rolling up their sleeves and taking action that has a positive impact on our community. We owe them many thanks.”




As vice president of the Wilson High School Key Club, May Luu has impacted the lives of many by embodying the Kiwanis/Key Club mission statement: “Serving the Children of the World, One Child and One Community at a Time.” She volunteers at St. Joseph Medical Center’s Family Birth Center and led her fellow Key Club members to help very ill, premature babies by raising funds for March of Dimes and she helps foster children through Catholic Community Services. Over the holidays, she inspired Key Club members to hold successful food drives, and on the last Friday of each month Luu and the Key Club make 300 sandwiches for the Rescue Mission.



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Transportation Master Plan will look at road conditions and patterns as a way to improve traffic flows around the city. By Steve Dunkelberger

The $4 million in road repairs f u n d e d through the Pothole pig’s new Transportation BenPOTHOLE efit District and its associated $20 annual vehicle fee will help curb Tacoma’s pothole infestation. But residents should not expect big changes from that effort alone. Many streets are beyond repair and simply need to be replaced after decades of neglect and deferred maintenance. But the $4 million will be added to the funding pool along with about $30 million in grants to start chipping away at the backlog of needed upgrades. City estimates put the price tag of road repairs at an $800 million backlog, but even that estimate is low and out of date since it was calculated in 2003. “It was a good number at the time, but it is really not comprehensive. It’s going to be more, much more,” Interim Public Works Director Kurtis Kingsolver said. “It will be significantly more.” Public Works officials are now conducting a citywide review of its road and traffic signals to detail the needed repairs as a way to tackle them comprehensively. That report is expected to be finished later this month. “This is the first time we have done this and it is really going to help us a lot to figure out where we are,” he said. What is known is that about $2 million of the TBD funding will go toward residential street chip sealing and overlaying, with about $500,000 going toward work on main streets, city documents outline. Specific road repairs and pothole filling will get about $1.1 million. About $300,000 will go toward curb and sidewalk work and $60,000 will go toward upgrading traffic signals that are failing or based on outdated technology.

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of the attendees to help Frost Park from being fenced off as police were trying to find ways to stop unwanted activity from happening there. Turned out chalking was just the thing they needed. City of Neighborhoods is $20. Tickets can be found online at BrownPaperTickets. com. Free tickets available to people who can’t afford regular price. For more information visit Local Life is a Tacoma-based nonprofit that catalyzes holistic, identifiable neighborhoods where people create, connect and collaborate. The organization produces cultural and learning events to promote neighborhood development. Two Five Trees, City of Neighborhoods and the Downtown Block Party are Local Life productions.

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Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s premier maritime heritage, education and event center, will reopen to the public on May 11 after 18 months of closure for construction. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 11, the Seaport will celebrate the start of its summer season with fun family activities like sack races, sea shanty performances, and even cannon fire every hour. Special reduced admission pricing will be offered May 11 and 12 in honor of the opening weekend. The northern one-third of the building will remain open for the summer, featuring new exhibits highlighting the historic importance of Tacoma’s waterfront. Exhibits include artifacts and pictures that portray the story of the famous “Mosquito Fleet� that plied the waters of Commencement Bay and Puget Sound; a children’s learning area where young visitors can learn to tie seaman’s knots and learn about sea life below the water in Puget Sound; and an exhibit that allows visitors to see in real time the movement of ships in Puget Sound. Starting June 22, a display of 23 classic recreational pleasure crafts will be exhibited, on loan from members of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. The Seaport anticipates closing for the winter season in October when the next phase of continuing renovation of the Balfour Dock Building will resume. There is parking adjacent to the Seaport and the scenic outdoor esplanade and public docks are open to the public.

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Improving community engagement and communication between the City and Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents continues to be a priority, as the City conducts its five-year review of the Neighborhood Council Program. The review will assess how well it is doing with the program and make recommendations to the City Council for consideration. As part of this process, the City is asking Tacoma residents to take part in a brief survey at This survey will be available on the front of the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, Facebook page and Twitter account. Hard copies can also be requested from Carol Wolfe at cwolfe@cityoftacoma. org or (253) 591-5384. Any resident, business owner, employee, property owner or member of an existing neighborhood group within a Neighborhood Council area can join a Neighborhood Council. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight Neighborhood Council boundaries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in North East Tacoma, New Tacoma, the North End, the West End, Central Tacoma, South Tacoma, the Eastside and the South End â&#x20AC;&#x201C; correspond to the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional planning areas. Each Neighborhood Council serves as an independent, non-profit citizen organization to promote citizen-based efforts for neighborhood improvement.

On May 18 a few hundred neighborhood practitioners will gather in the historic Downtown Post Office for a day of inspiring stories and workshops designed for one thing: to encourage people to make their neighborhoods better places. The event will feature stories from local citizens who have done just that. The event producers, Go Local and Local Life, have designed a campaign of hands-on projects that lasts through the summer. There are myriad projects like these popping up all over Tacoma. Little Free Libraries, of which there are four in town, are small weather-proofed shelving residents erect on the edge of their property and stock full of books they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind sharing. They encourage their neighbors to borrow and leave books of their own. Notorious Tacoma cartoonist, R.R. Anderson, touts the biggest of these with several shelves forming a veritable outdoors room full of books, DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and kids toys his neighbors borrow from his back alley. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more. Five years ago Tacoma had just a handful of community gardens. Thirty-five have popped up since. Carolyn Hart rallied her neighbors to do an â&#x20AC;&#x153;intersection repair,â&#x20AC;? a process of painting a mural on the intersection itself to encourage slower traffic and more neighborliness, at her cross-streets of S. 49th and Fawcett. McCarver Elementary has plans to execute a similar project with neighborhood residents in August during National Night Out. Love Tacoma Lane is a project meant to spruce up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and maybe draw attention to â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the empty lot at St. Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 6th Ave that was once meant to be a grocery store and high rise. Residents grew tired of looking at the chained-off sidewalk and decided to dress it up with everything from colorful cards on which pedestrians could write good thoughts about Tacoma, to Christmas trees. Most recently it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;yarn-bombedâ&#x20AC;? with colorful crocheted flowers and designs up and down the chain-linked fence. This is part of a new wave of neighborhood-focused engagement that is sweeping the country. Websites like and publications like Yes! Magazine encourage everyday people to care about their neighborhoods and meet their neighbors in creative ways. City of Neighborhoods will bring together all of these practitioners and many more like them for a day of swapping stories and pictures as well as learning from lay experts on how-toâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of neighborhood living and growing grassroots community. Of course many people come just to get their feet wet and find inspiration for their first project. Jim Diers, world-famous community organizer and author of, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neighbor Power,â&#x20AC;? will keynote the event. Diers has a legacy in Tacoma already, with his dad, Herman Diers, founding the Hilltop Action Coalition. The beloved Frost Park Chalk Offs, which summon people to show off their chalk skills every Friday throughout the summer at Downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Frost Park, was spawned out of a Local Life meeting Jim led in 2007. Jim inspired some

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University of Puget Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class of 2013 will be presented with their college degrees at the liberal arts instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 121st Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19. The ceremony, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Baker Stadium, is open to everyone. Tickets are not required. This year 755 students will step up to shake hands with President Ronald R. Thomas and receive the delighted applause and cheers of their friends and families. The procession will include 639 seniors who are receiving four-year Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Music degrees. Another 116 graduate students will receive a Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The Commencement address will be delivered by Philip Zimbardo, the internationally acclaimed psychologist, professor, and author, who gained acclaim for his Stanford Prison Experiment and PBS video series Discovering Psychology. Zimbardo will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Also being honored are the Hon. Norm Dicks, recently retired member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who championed Washington state for 18 terms, and Senator Debbie Regala â&#x20AC;&#x2122;68, who served with distinction in both of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state legislative chambers over 18 years. Each will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Also on stage will be student Commencement speaker Airiel Quintana â&#x20AC;&#x2122;13, a communication studies major, minoring in English and African American Studies, from Oakland, Calif. Her talk is titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pros Ta Akra and Other Puget Sound Prerequisites for Real Life.â&#x20AC;? Pros Ta Akra is the Greek inspiration on the university seal, meaning â&#x20AC;&#x153;To the Heights.â&#x20AC;? Isaac Olson â&#x20AC;&#x2122;13, majoring in religion and minoring in politics and government, from Evergreen, Colo., will be the student Convocation speaker at Academic Convocation, which takes place 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m., Saturday, May 18, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. His talk is titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Broken: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love the World.â&#x20AC;?

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Puyallup Tribal Police Department responded to an altercation between a man and woman at Thunderbird Trading Post on May 4. Lieutenant William Loescher said the man fled in a car, firing shots as he left the scene. Tribal officers located the vehicle on Pioneer Way and followed it inside the city limits, where Tacoma police joined the pursuit. Two men in the car were arrested and taken to Pierce County Jail. They face charges of first-degree aggravated assault.


A man was shot in the leg on May 1 in an alley near the intersection of South 37th Street and South Thompson Avenue. The suspect fled before police arrived. While officers investigated, Whitman Elementary School and Lincoln High School were briefly locked down. The victim was expected to survive.


A lunchbox left near the automated teller machine at the Bank of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown branch caused alarm on April 30. Employees called police when no one claimed the item. Officers blocked off the area, while Tacoma Police Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bomb experts investigated. It was determined to indeed be a lunchbox.


A young woman allegedly assaulted a Tacoma fire captain on April 29 after his crew responded to her call for medical treatment. She entered a bar downtown and requested an ambulance. She allegedly broke a glass door and threw chairs before firefighters tried to treat her. While the captain held her arm, she punched him and spit on the crew, according to police. Officers arrived and took her to a hospital, where she tested positive for heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. She was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and malicious mischief.




Local Restaurants Puget Sound Pizza

A Tacoma Classic

By Kate Burrows

When Shannon Brenner heard that the owners of her favorite pizza place wanted to sell the business two years ago, she quickly took action. She purchased Puget Sound Pizza along with longtime employee and manager Martin Osborn, and the rest is history. The new ownership team kept the neighborhood hot spotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu intact and continues to offer specialty pizzas featuring high-quality ingredients. Some of the PSP specialties include the St. Helens pizza (pepperoni, Italian sausage, black olives and jalapenos, $22.75), and the new Torino pie is quickly becoming a fan favorite, featuring Hot Capicola (cured pig neck! Just try it.), red onion, capers and mushrooms for $22. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We only use the highest quality ingredients,â&#x20AC;? Brenner said, adding that PSPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pizza sauce is specially made in-house. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our pizza is better than anything else you can get in Tacoma. Once you taste it, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see why.â&#x20AC;? The restaurant also offers daily lunch specials and happy hour from 2-6 p.m. every day and 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays through Thursdays. A full and fantastic breakfast menu is also offered on weekends, featuring bacon-laced pancakes served with two eggs any style for $7.50. Breakfast tacos are also a big seller, featuring soft corn tortillas with your choice of meat, eggs, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream. Many ingredients are purchased locally whenever possible, and local craft breweries are often featured on tap. Puget Sound Pizzaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infamous karaoke also takes place

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Chrysler Corporation’s 300G is one of those cars that marked the end of one era and the beginning of another. It was the last of the 300 line to have the signature fins designed by Virgil Exner. Design changes from the previous year’s offerings included a new front-end design and a new rear that tossed out the “faux tire bump” that had been included on the car line that was supposed to be known as “The Forward Look” of automotive design. The 1961 Chrysler 300G was powered by a “Hemi” with a “ram-inducted” 413 Wedge V8 that jumped the horsepower to 375 with a 400 horsepower option. They were not for the novice. Chrysler only produced 1,280 of its “letter cars” that year. The 300 line drew its name from its creation in 1955, when the engine had 300 horsepower. That power marked

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the first time an American car had that much giddy up under the hood. Its suspension allowed it to hug the ground and corner much better than other cars in its class. These cars were all about high-performance and luxury. Each year’s model used a new letter of the alphabet as a suffix, reaching 300L by 1965, after which the model was dropped. Designers skipped the letter

“I,” however, to not be confused with a rival’s car line. Chrysler’s letter cars ended in 1965, following a redesign and a host of options and add-ons that did not fare well. Automobile buffs debate about the end of the line for the cars since the Hurst 300 appeared in 1970 with similar features, without the “lettering.”

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The Tacoma Weekly knows no bounds to its coverage of local artists. This week it ambushed University of WashingtonTacoma art student Bryan Kelley on the beach at Pono Kai in Kapaa, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Kelley, 29, had gone down to the sand with art on his mind and a few coconut palm fronds in his hands. He’s fascinated by all the shapes nature takes, and what he can make of them. “I like to use rocks, sand, anything at my disposal,” he said. On that beach, he had the holes dug by sand crabs, bits of plastic thrown up by the sea and the many, many parts of the coconut palm. “I came down to the beach and had no idea what I was going to do,” he said. “I found those seeds.” They were the tiny proto-coconuts that hang in fluffy bunches below the palm tops. Like freshlyhatched ahi, most succumb

to their environment over time, dropping away as the sturdiest among them grow larger and add layers. For the survivors, it’s a transformation rounded by salt spray and trade winds. Kelley gathered and thought, and felt the round heat of the sun setting over volcanic mountains behind him. Children, island keiki, who had been investigating reports of a reef shark up the way, stopped to see what was going on. The shark, lured by the blood of fish speared by local boys for dinner, had been on the beach side of the coral wall, but had made its way out. The keiki got an artist instead, and offered to collect sticks and leaves

and bits of coral and shell for Kelley. The objects began to make sense together in his mind, and in the outline he scraped in the sand above the high tide line. “I was playing with the values, playing with ideas,” he said. “It’s therapy.” He’d been in a serious accident a few years ago, wearing a seatbelt. He’d come out of it with a fresh sense of how, in one instant, every expected thing can blow away. He went back to college and reveled in the discipline of developed ideas. He’s made paintings and glass and sculptures and, on vacation with his family, art in the sand. On Kauai, they have

raced in a catamaran with spinner dolphins. They have peered 150 feet into the waters surrounding the island of Ni’ihau across from Kauai’s Na’Pali coast, and saw schools of fish – and one shark. They drifted into the spirit of Aloha, and felt at home. “I’ll graduate in a year in interdisciplinary arts and sciences,” he said. He sees his future in the arts. In Tacoma, there are murals to be painted, graffiti art to be explored. There are dead sites to be made fascinating, just as the iconic Graffiti Garage has been. He sees Kauai in his future as well. The island has enchanted his family, including his parents. Kelley has a sense that the island is where his feet should be touching the Earth. That is the idea he gathered by the ocean, accepted from the keiki and formed in the sand. “The universe is screaming that this is right,” Kelley said. He is listening.

Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative.” And in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.


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An audience of around 700 people heard inspiring stories of people who overcame obstacles in life to land gainful employment and the rewards that go with it. The occasion was Tacoma Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Ready to Work Breakfast, held May 7 at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Chad Wright, chair of Tacoma Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board, noted that once people attend this event, they want to return each year to hear the inspirational stories. Wright is director of Marine View Ventures, the economic development arm of Puyallup Tribe of Indians. He said all money raised from the event goes toward Tacoma Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job training efforts. The organization places thousands of people into permanent employment in 15 counties in Washington. Two business awards were presented to companies that are committed to hiring Goodwill clients. Fred Meyer was selected as Business Partner of the Year for identifying a need in the grocery store industry for cake decorators and helping develop a training program within Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culinary program. Wal-Mart Foundation was chosen as Community Partner of the Year for partnering with Goodwill

WDestiny where she has put in nearly 400 volunteer hours. Center staff and teachers have been so impressed with her range of skills, devotion and enthusiasm that they have entrusted her with numerous leadership positions at the center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; leading Girl Scouts at nature badge workshops, training and working with staff to survey wetland amphibian populations, leading beach hikes, supervising children and leading activities at the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nature day camps, and more. Her scholastic prowess is impressive as well, making her a perfect

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to expand job training placement and supporting women and veterans. Tacoma Goodwill had 14 stores when Terry Hayes became its CEO 11 years ago. Now it has 31. Hayes spoke of how proceeds from sales of items in the stores helps the organization in its mission to provide people with second chances. Last year Goodwill opened Blue, an upscale boutique store, in Proctor District. It plans to open a second Blue in Olympia this summer and hopes to open a third somewhere in Pierce County this year. Its 32nd retail store will open in South Tacoma in June. A Dalai Lama print was donated to Goodwill last year. It was sold at auction for $21,000. Extensive media coverage of the donation pushed the sale price well above the appraised value. Hayes also spoke of Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongo-

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Adria Farberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts on behalf of the American Diabetes Association border on legendary. She helped raise more than $25,000 through her Dine Out to Stop Diabetes event at Joeseppiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Ristorante and her participation in and promotion of the South Sound Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, among her other efforts. At Tacoma Athletic Commission, she is a committee member in its Ath-

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lete of the Year program, where she helps choose student-athletes for scholarships, assists with events, presents awards and helps create a vibrant atmosphere at TAC and for those around her with her energy, enthusiasm and competence. She is an integral component of Pierce Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in the Faith & Family Homelessness Project and has done much more work for the homeless. She has served with Phoenix House, promoted the Pierce County Hunger Walk and helps children in foster care with new blankets and other gifts.


It can be said truly that Donna Buck donates part of every day to her volunteerism and has so for many years, thus her award for â&#x20AC;&#x153;sustained service.â&#x20AC;? Everything she does for the community, for children, veterans and the underprivileged is of a multitude impossible to list here, but here is a

ing recycling efforts. It has launched Zero Waste Initiative, an effort to recycle just about everything that comes into a Goodwill facility. An outlet store that just opened on Pine Street in Tacoma is part of this program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So if and when products do not sell in the stores, or if the product was not of the quality to sell, we have a way of getting that merchandise recycled and repurposed,â&#x20AC;? Hayes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are doing all we can to reduce our footprint on the environment.â&#x20AC;? Three individual awards were presented. The Michener Inspirational Award went to Patrice Porter. She used to operate a restaurant with her husband. Her life changed dramatically after he died suddenly and she found herself a single mother to five children. Porter told the audience she had not been in school for nearly 30 years before she went through sampling: She has ensured wheelchair accessible sidewalks where there were none; leads food, clothing and school supplies drives year-round; makes sure â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bears and Blanketsâ&#x20AC;? packages are at all police agencies in the city for children involved in policing situations; cooks and serves full Christmas dinners for all first responders all day long each Christmas Day; she is an active member of numerous local and national organizations like AMVETS, South End Community Council and South Tacoma Business Owners Association, and she even clips coupons every week to send to military families to use in commissaries overseas. One would be hard-pressed to find a more selfless soul than Buckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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the retail skills program at Goodwill. She was hired as an intern at Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store in Puyallup. Goodwill provided her with the self-esteem, hope and skills to carry on, she remarked. Jewel Smith was selected as Achiever of the Year. The death of her son hit her hard and she suffered from deep depression. She lost her apartment and job. A friend suggested she move from Sacramento to Tacoma. She enrolled in Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior Community Service Employment Program, which is for people 55 and older. She now works as a receptionist in Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters in Tacoma. Smith said she encounters people who walk through the doors who are broken and angry, which she can relate to. When people who have been out of work for six months speak to her, she tells them she was out of work for six years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angry does not get you anywhere. Positive gets you everywhere.â&#x20AC;? Mercede Hall is Graduate of the Year. She grew up around drugs and poverty. She found herself a young single mother with a broken spirit when a stranger suggested she go to Goodwill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It literally changed my life,â&#x20AC;? she said. Hall was trained in warehousing and logistics, then was hired for a warehouse job at Fastenal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reach for the stars and you may touch the moon.â&#x20AC;?

participate in this intensive program in environmental science. Out of their urban environment and into the forest, these East Side youth from at-risk populations needed guidance, and it was provided thanks to Wilson High School students Marianna Smith and Monique Vasquez-David. It was not always easy for these two camp counselors to handle middle-schoolers, but by the end of the camp the 22 students were fully excited about environmental sustainability and the things they learned. They were also grateful for everything that Marianna and Monique did for them to make Lincoln Tree Farm Camp possible.

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Nominated for their efforts in educating about where Tacoma fits in global climate change, Zoo Guides are dedicated volunteers ages 14-18 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium who engage visitors in learning more about the endangered animals housed at the zoo and how making simple lifestyle changes can help protect animal habitats. The 54 members of the 2012 Zoo Guide team spent 2,080.5 hours in pre-season training prior to setting out on their educational mission for a minimum of 152 hours for the summer season, during which they spoke with more than 350,000 people.

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and women of Machinists District 751 are not building components for the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best airplanes, or assembling these fine aircraft, through the Machinists Volunteer Program they have invested thousands upon thousands of hours improving lives and improving the city of Tacoma. They work once a week sorting foods at the Northwest Harvest warehouse and help out every holiday with the KING 5 Home Team Harvest food drive. In 2012 they collected 552 jars of peanut butter. They have built Olympicstyle awards platforms for Special Olympics, helped out at the Rescue Mission and with Project Homeless Connect.

5,0./)69/66+.96<7 ÂśA05(3055027961,*; Who in Tacoma can ever forget that awful day on July 4, 2007, when little Zina Linnik was kidnapped and killed? But thanks to a long line of caring people, this time of tragedy was turned into a moment of triumph for Tacoma when the Zina Linnik Project took off. With key help from students, staff and families at McCarver Elementary School and in Hilltop, and others too numerous to name, empty and aged landscapes were transformed into two of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most impressive parks, Wright Park and McCarver Park, where children can play safely and Linnikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory lives on.


In 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt spent 24 hours running around a track to bring attention to those who fight cancer and those who care for them. At the end of his run, he had raised $27,000. Fast-forward 27 years later, and that humble effort has become a global movement spanning more than 20 countries in more than 6,000 communities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name: Relay for Life. Having raised more than $4 billion to date, it quickly became the largest community-focused event in the world. And thanks to dedicated volunteers that put on Relay for Life Tacoma, the event raised nearly $600,000 in 2012 with more than 2,300 participants that included 600 cancer survivors, including Klatt. The City of Destiny Awards event is covered by TV Tacoma and aired on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems.



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Aging Winthrop Hotel has amazing potential By Bill Johnston I am writing this as I sit at Tullyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee on South 9th Street and Broadway in downtown. I am literally between two iconic symbols of our city, one a success and the other a failure. They are Pantages Theater and Winthrop Hotel. The Pantages is...what can you say other than beautiful, historical, incredible! And the Winthrop? Sad, dark, an eyesore and gloomy. But if you have ever been in the old hotel you would know it has every bit the potential of the Pantages. Just the ballroom alone is astounding to behold. As I sit here looking across the street it is dark and empty. The University of WashingtonTacoma anchors the south end of downtown. The area is alive. Museums, the convention center and the federal courthouse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is where you bring out-of-town guests and listen to them exclaim, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did not know there was anything like this in Tacoma!â&#x20AC;? The Winthrop looms above the west end of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pac Ave.â&#x20AC;? Its status as â&#x20AC;&#x153;affordable housingâ&#x20AC;? secures its place as an ineffectual encumbrance on its end of town. But it does not have to be! About two years ago I attended a conference in downtown Chicago. I stayed and had my meetings in a former hotel very much like the Winthrop. But it was no longer a hotel. It was

student housing and a center for three universities and a law school. But that is not all. There were classrooms, conference rooms, a wonderful cafeteria (I hear the Winthrop restaurant is basically still there) and included was a partnership with the city of Chicago for senior housing. All the registration and most of the other â&#x20AC;&#x153;jobsâ&#x20AC;? seemed to be filled by students. I assume they were working in some sort of work-study arrangement. What was really cool was the facility kept the streets around it alive until about 11 p.m. Small and large shops and businesses filled with customers. Sidewalk coffee shops buzzing with students. I was told the city of Chicago had become owner of the hotel before the cooperative plan was developed between the city and the universities to turn it into what is now the DePaul Conference Center. A building that was doomed at one time is now, because of vision and planning by city government and the education community, an engine of economic prosperity in downtown Chicago. I keep reading University of Washington-Tacoma will need student housing in the near future. After my Chicago experience I keep thinking â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why not the Winthrop?â&#x20AC;? For all practical purposes it is now owned by the public. It sits across from the light rail line going straight into the UWT campus. And UWT is not the only

possible tenant. Affordable housing could still be part of a senior housing section on one or more floors. Evergreen State College, with no current student housing, sits right at the top of the hill from the Winthrop and the University of Puget Sound is always expanding its housing network close by. And do not forget about Tacoma Community College and Bates Technical College! Yes, it would take some innovative thinking and planning. Similar to the UWT campus and museum complex that showed Tacoma city government is actually capable of visionary development. But, this is the same city government that left the old Elks Temple to sit empty and disintegrating at the very entrance of Stadium District for 40 years. The same city government that allowed the beautiful Municipal Dock to fall apart in disrepair. Or the Luzon Building and now the Old City Hall! I encourage all Tacomans who love this city and believe in its amazing potential to go to the corner of South 9th Street and Broadway and look at that magnificent old building. Imagine it full again but this time with students, seniors and conference attendees. The street-level stores all occupied with bookstores, local businesses and coffee shops as they are in Chicago. Tacoma City Council members â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are you listening? It is not too late â&#x20AC;&#x201C; yet! Bill Johnston is a Tacoma resident.

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, This is an exciting moment in our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. Last month, the United States Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gang of 8â&#x20AC;? introduced a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform bill that can fix the broken immigration system for all. We at Tacoma Community House see the consequences of a broken system every day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; families living in the shadows because they lack proper documents, children raised and educated here who cannot work legally and use their education and skills, families separated for years due to long waits for family reunification. So we applaud this proposal and many of its key provisions. One is a pathway to citizenship. The bill recognizes that we need to bring people who have lived, worked and contributed in this country out of the shadows. The pathway is very long and we do not agree with all the provisions, but this is a key element. It has a shortened path for DREAMers. Young people who were brought here by their parents as children without documents get an accelerated process to citizenship. Most of these young people have graduated from high school in the United States, many from American colleges, and they are eager to contribute. Another provision is for family reunification. The bill eliminates 20-plus year backlogs for families from Mexico or the Philippines to reunite, but it does limit and eliminate some family categories that are worrisome. It also does not recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered partners as family members. For employment-based immigration, the bill provides for needed immigrant workers while protecting both native-born and immigrant workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wages and rights. The safeguards ensure that American workers will not be displaced. On immigrant integration, the bill calls for an Office of New Americans, which will help immigrants learn English and civics and integrate into our communities. And on border security, enforcement is a necessary part of any reform. But we are concerned that enforcement be targeted and basic rights protected in the process. This bill is not perfect, but it is a huge step forward and a bipartisan effort. Faith communities, business, labor and more all support immigration reform, so let us make sure our voices are heard. Help make history; the time is now. Liz Dunbar Executive Director - Tacoma Community House Dear Editor, Based on the intelligence that we have, it appears that the Bashar Assad regime has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people. If true, this is a sad and worrisome development in an ongoing humanitarian crisis. We must work with our partners in the region and the international community to confirm beyond a doubt that chemical weapons were in fact used and, if so, determine who used them and when. The seriousness of the situation dictates a thorough and thoughtful approach.

If it turns out that chemical weapons were used, it would be the latest atrocity committed by the Assad regime. The civil war in Syria is an enormous humanitarian catastrophe caused by a brutal and desperate regime. But as we consider options to respond to this atrocity, I am not convinced that military action is appropriate at this time. There is no evidence that United States military action will achieve anything, except cost American lives and treasure. As we respond, we must remember the lessons we have learned from the war in Iraq. We should work with the international community, as well as our allies in the region, to consider the best options to remove Assad from power and promote a regime that has the support of the Syrian people. However, we should be under no illusions that this will be easy. It will not. We must exercise extreme caution, and we must not assume that the United States military can resolve this civil war. The Syrian people deserve the right to live free of tyranny and oppression and the United States must continue to be a force for good in the world. I encourage the administration to take the time necessary to confirm what has taken place and to develop an appropriate response. U.S. Representative Adam Smith (D-Bellevue) Dear Editor, For youth development. To me, it is more than just three words â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is a mission in which â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yâ&#x20AC;? members and supporters play an important role. A mission we could not accomplish without you. At the Y, we believe all children and teens have great potential. Youth build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as childcare, Late Nite and Youth and Government. The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Youth are gaining confidence from learning to swim and building positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork. Each day we work to make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue the best possible future. We could not make this a reality without your support. During our Strong Kids fundraising campaign you helped us raise more than $2 million to support youth and programming at the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Thank you. You give young children a safe, enriching place to go before and after school. Your support provides youth a chance to explore and grow at YMCA Camp Seymour. It is your donation that helps teens learn values and positive behaviors at YMCA Late Nite each weekend. Each of you help countless children realize their potential. You make a difference. Together, we can support our children, strengthen our community and build bright futures. Bob Ecklund - President and CEO YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

Tacoma was given the moniker of â&#x20AC;&#x153;City of Destinyâ&#x20AC;? during its early days as a way to promote the idea that its residents could craft their own future in this new and up-and-coming, frontier city. The city itself has sought to carve its own niche in the region as the shipping and industrial hub of the South Sound with its position as the terminus of the transcontinental railroad and the formation of the Port of Tacoma in 1918. Tacoma was once a city on the move that has since become a municipality that often stumbles. A generation ago, Tacoma Dome mushroomed up as the largest wood domed structure in the world to host concerts and boost the economy by putting Tacoma on maps of tourists and entertainment seekers. The Dome has since lost much of its luster because of its dated design, lack of modern amenities commonly found in more recent venues and its lack of quick-access parking. Then came the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, which promised big dividends when it opened eight years ago, only to struggle to pay for itself because of a lack of marketing and, you guessed it, a lack of parking. Toss in the University of Washington campus, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum and the current Link line, all promoted as â&#x20AC;&#x153;saviors of downtownâ&#x20AC;? only to fall short of pushing Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Renaissanceâ&#x20AC;? from the ranks of marginal to full success. All of those efforts certainly aided in making Tacoma a vibrant city but each has had its share of struggles born from promising big and delivering small. Tacoma City Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to endorse the Hilltop Link light rail route promises to do the same. Council members have backed a route that would run from the current Link station in the Theater District up the Stadium Way hill in a hook-shaped route that would then run along Martin Luther King Jr. Way to South 19th Street. The completed route would have tracks running from Tacoma Dome through downtown and up to Hilltop. Projections conclude the route will serve local residents seeking an easier way to reach downtown and for downtown workers to hop onto the above-ground subway to get faster access to the hospitals along MLKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medical Mile.â&#x20AC;? Economic booms along the route are projected. But will they come? History suggests it will not come as promised. Logic backs that assumption since it would seem illogical that Hilltop residents, many of whom do not own cars, would pay for a Link ride when less expensive bus service is more readily available. Toss in questions about how to cover the $50 million â&#x20AC;&#x153;local partnershipâ&#x20AC;? needed to fund the $133 million project, engineering challenges and what any economic developments would bring to the route and there are deep concerns left unanswered. But there is a different way. An alternative route from Tacoma Dome Station to Portland Avenue and up to East 25th Street could deliver as promised. The route would solve the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking problems under a partnership with the Puyallup Tribe, it would connect the planned community of Salishan to the rest of the city and spark development in the area, which has large patches of commercially zoned lands running along Interstate 5. Routing the tracks along this northern route would also take steps to link Tacoma to SeaTac International Airport. The route could be transformative, but instead, the council has opted to be provincial while promising big.

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Auburn Riverside ends Bellarmine’s season



COMEBACK CAPS STRONG HOME STAND New arrival Patterson swats winning homer By Jeremy Helling


ith the way things had been going for them lately, the Tacoma Rainiers were not worried after being no-hit by Reno starter Randall Delgado through five innings on May 6. They quickly put things together, striking for six runs in their final three innings for a 7-4 win over the Aces to close out their home stand with a 7-1 record. “I think we just never stopped fighting and continued to battle back,” said Rainiers shortstop Nick Franklin, who was the catalyst at the top of the lineup by going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored. “It was just a matter of time until we would get to (Delgado). We were all talking about what he was throwing. I think that was the biggest key, just knowing what he was going to try to do to us.” Center fielder Corey Patterson – who was making his first appearance for Tacoma this season after arriving from extended spring training in Arizona – smashed a game-winning two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh that put the Rainiers up 5-3. “I was thinking about him bunting there…they were playing him back,” said Rainiers manager John Stearns, who took over for the promoted Daren Brown on May 2. “I’m glad I didn’t put that sign on.” That would end up giving the win to Rainiers starter Andrew Carraway, who overcame a rocky start in which he gave up a two-run homer to the Aces’ Matt Davidson in the first inning for a quick 2-0 deficit. But Carraway shut Reno down the rest of the way, allowing just three runs in seven innings, with one walk and two strikeouts to pick up the win. “It was really satisfying to me, because he battled his butt off for seven innings and kept us in the game,” Stearns said. “He was the key to the game today.” Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, left fielder Stefen Romero plated Franklin with a single into left, and later came around to score on Mike Zunino’s sacrifice fly to tie it up. Franklin then laced a double to left


PITCHING AND DEFENSE. (Top) Rainiers starter Andrew Carraway

delivers against Reno on May 6, as he has now won four of his last five starts. (Bottom) Shortstop Nick Franklin fields a grounder against the Aces, and was a catalyst offensively with three runs scored.

center with two outs in the seventh, breaking out of a 1-for-19 slump in the previous five games. “I was hitting it right at them this whole series,” Franklin said. “That’s baseball, it’s going to happen. I’ve just tried to stick to my approach, not change anything and let things happen.” Patterson followed with his blast that landed well beyond the right field wall, and Carlos Peguero launched an

opposite field two-run homer into the Rainiers’ bullpen for some insurance runs in the eighth inning. With the team winning three of four games to that point since he took over and remaining in first place with a 21-11 record, Stearns noted that his job is to just make the right moves. “They make it easy,” he said. “If I can just get the right guys where they are supposed to be, these guys usually deliver. This is a fun team.”

baseman Matt Stortini dives to field a grounder in the third inning in the seasonending loss to Decatur on May 7.


ecatur second baseman Brandon Zimmerman went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two runs batted in, and starting pitcher Chris Carns threw four overpowering innings, limiting Wilson’s offense to just two hits as Decatur ended the Rams’ season with a 6-1 win in the 3A district playoffs on May 7 at Heidelberg Park. “Just to see the progression of this young team during the course of this season, and the maturity that they gained, makes me really proud of their effort that they gave and will continue to give in 2014,” said Wilson head coach Doug Rupe. While Carns was holding the Rams’ offense in check for four innings, Wilson starter Brady O’Keefe was also keeping the Gators’ offense from denting the scoreboard with a little help from his defense. Second baseman Matt Stortini preserved the scoreless tie in the third inning by diving to stop a grounder and throwing out the batter with a runner on second base. Decatur finally got to O’Keefe in the fourth when Zimmerman stroked a two-run double down the right field line to break the scoreless tie, and a third run came around on an errant relay throw to give the Gators a 3-0 lead. Wilson threatened in the fourth by putting runners on first and second with one out, but Stortini would get picked off of first base and Nathan Sandoval struck out two batters later to end the inning. “We shot ourselves (in the foot) twice, and for all intents and purposes it took us out of the game,” said Rupe. Leading 4-0 in the sixth inning, the Gators put the nail in the coffin with a two-run inning that took the steam out of the Wilson dugout. As they had been doing for most of the 2013 season, Wilson would leave everything they had on the field. Jared Horner lined a two-out single to right field to get the Rams on the scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh, but the season would end one hitter later as thoughts would turn to the 2014 season. “There’s a lot we can take away from this season, especially with the gradual improvement of our younger players throughout the season,” Rupe said. With Sandoval being the only graduating player, there is a lot to look forward to next season. “We’ll put the ball in motion with our summer American Legion program and get started on 2014 a little early,” said Rupe. “We can’t wait for next year.” By Steve Mullen


Neither Bellarmine Prep nor Auburn Riverside could capitalize on their several scoring chances throughout most of their district playoff matchup. But the Ravens finally struck when they needed to, as Justin Jacobs drilled a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Auburn Riverside a 1-0 win on May 7 at Russell Road Park and end the Lions’ season. With runners on second and third and two outs, Jacobs drilled a 1-0 pitch deep into the right

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;,(4,--69;. (Left) Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connor Patterson spins to toss a discus during his win in the event on May 1. (Right) The Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brandon Montgomery (right) passes the baton to Devon Phillips (left) during Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win in the 4X100-meter relay. By Jeremy Helling

Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s depth on the track continues to wear down their opponents this season. Winning 11 of 17 events on the boys side and 12 of 18 on the girls side, the Rams easily coasted to team championships over Lincoln, Foss and Mount Tahoma at the All-City Track Meet on May 1 at Lincoln Bowl. Junior Dontae Smith helped the Rams tally 104 points in the boys meet with a season-best time of 51.91 seconds in winning the 400-meter dash, while also edging teammate Devon Phillips to win the 200-meter dash. Phillips won the 100meter dash in 11.58 seconds, while the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Austin Lawrence won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. Among the more impressive Wilson runners continues to be James Sivonen, who won the 300-meter hurdles in 40.74 seconds and holds the fourth best time in the state in 3A this year in the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the start of the year, I was running (in 42 seconds), which was my (personal record) last year,â&#x20AC;? said Sivonen, who also placed third in the 110-meter hurdles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My coaches told me to get better (I had to) open up my stride a little more and not stutter over the hurdles as muchâ&#x20AC;Ś(Now)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My coaches told me to get better (I had to) open up my stride a little more and not stutter over the hurdles as muchâ&#x20AC;Ś(Now) I can stretch over the hurdle a little better than I used to.â&#x20AC;? Âś1HTLZ:P]VULU Wilson I can stretch over the hurdle a little better than I used to.â&#x20AC;? Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matthew Neiman added a win in the shot put with a toss of 44 feet and three inches, while Connor Patterson took the discus with a throw of 130 feet and nine inches. Lincoln junior Kashawn Johnson helped the Abes place second with 67 points, setting a personal best of 15.9 seconds in winning the 110-meter hurdles while also helping the Abes win the 4X400-meter relay. Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mecca Amen won the 3,200-meter run, while ZeAyre Trimmings won the javelin, Ron-

ald Carter took the high jump and senior Josh Eckwood won the long jump. The Wilson girls sported eight different, individual event winners to put up 111.5 points on the day. Leading the way were seniors Sydney Stuckey, who won both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, and Bethany Montgomery, who set a personal best of 17 feet and 1.5 inches in winning the long jump while also claiming the triple jump title. Sophomore sprinter Aujanique Doss won the 100-meter dash while fellow sophomore Kapri Morrow won the 200-meter dash while also finishing just behind Doss in the 100.

Morrow noted that the ultimate goal is the state meet, and that a little bit of friendly competition within the squad has helped her improve throughout the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first 100 (of the season), Bethany (Montgomery) said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to beat you Kapri,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Morrow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She beat me once, and never again.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore Tierra Walker won the 400-meter dash for the Rams, sophomore teammate Shelby Alongi won the 3,200meter run and junior Rachel Russell won the 1,600-meter run. Lincoln senior Jada Harvey continued a strong season in field events by sweeping the shot put, discus and javelin to help the Abes put up 41.5 points as a team. Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Damonique Ishman tied with Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jordan Hogan to win the high jump, while Thunderbird freshman Shaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quoya Walker emerged with a win in the 800-meter run. Foss senior Abrei McClarron put up the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best result in finishing second in the 200-meter dash, while junior teammate Mil-Lindsey Williams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; battling shin splints â&#x20AC;&#x201C; still managed to place third in the 100. The Narrows 3A and 4A league meets are on May 11 at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard.

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Stadium did not get on the board until midway through the first half at Bellarmine Prep. But once the Tigers notched their first goal, the floodgates opened as they cruised to a 5-1 win over the Lions to keep a slight edge in the race for the Narrows 4A title. Andrew Foreman got the Tigers on the board in the 21st minute, breaking away on the left side and sending a low shot past Lions keeper Jacob Hillyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We noticed they were dropping off a lot, so we exploited that by going wide,â&#x20AC;? Foreman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were using our backs to move forward, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of where we get our momentum from.â&#x20AC;? Max Harvey made it 2-0 four minutes later after stealing a pass just outside the Bellarmine box, moving right past two defenders and drilling a shot between Hillyer and the right post. Bellarmineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best chance to score in the first half came in the 26th minute when Dacin Titus sent a nice chip over the Bellarmine defense and through keeper Ian Fry, but Alex Schneller slipped before he could get a shot off. The Tigers increased it to 3-0 two minutes after halftime when Harveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s header at goal was mishandled by Hillyer, and Garrett Harp sent in the follow-up shot on the back post. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) the most underrated player on the team,â&#x20AC;? said Stadium head coach Adam Becker of Harp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the kidâ&#x20AC;Śheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a luxury to have out there.â&#x20AC;? Bryce Ikeda put the game away in the 56th minute, swiftly moving around three defenders near the left of the box and squeezing a shot into the left side of goal. The Lions finally got on the scoreboard in the 65th


CONTESTING THE BALL. (Left) Bellarmine Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ryan Clarke (5) and Stadiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Max Harvey (6) slide to try and kick a ball in

the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; big win over the Lions. (Right) The Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Austin Yon (5) tries to gain possession of the ball as Bellarmineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drew Barker moves downfield.

minute when Brendan Hartley outraced the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense and drove a shot into the left side. Jacob Beardemphl added Stadiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final tally in the 77th minute. The game was the most recent showcase off the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offensive diversity, as five different players scored goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feed off each other,â&#x20AC;? said Foreman of the trio of himself, Harvey and Beardemphl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to double team us, which gives us more room to feed it out. Our goals are evenly distributed throughout the whole team.â&#x20AC;? The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; loss, coupled with a draw between Gig Harbor and South Kitsap, officially eliminated them from postseason contention. With a chance at the Narrows 4A title, the Tigers fell 3-1 at Central Kitsap on May 7 to take the second seed to the district playoffs. They will play at noon on May 11 at Mount Tahoma Stadium.

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Wilson had a chance to sew up at least a share of the Narrows 3A title on May 2, while Foss was fighting for its playoff life. The Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; desperation won out in the end, as Jesus Perezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal on a diving header in the 63rd minute â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after missing the target on a header moments earlier â&#x20AC;&#x201C; proved to be the game winner in a 3-2 win over the Rams on May 2 at Stadium Bowl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After I missed the first one I knew I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up,â&#x20AC;? Perez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept trying and tryingâ&#x20AC;Ś and got that game-winning goal to keep us alive for the playoffs.â&#x20AC;? Foss got several good looks early, but Wilson got on the board first after Munassar Saleh was taken out in the box in the 11th minute. Oswald Ramosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; resulting penalty kick was deflected out by Foss keeper Sergio Barajas, but Andres Coronado was

there to send in the deflection to make it 1-0. Saleh had a shot hit the post in the 27th minute, while Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rene Ramos had his header nail the left post in the 31st minute. Ramos made amends in the 39th minute though, striking for a goal to equalize. Wilson went back on top 10 minutes after halftime, as midfielder Zach Schneider sent a shot from 25 yards out that bounced just in front of Barajas, who misjudged it and could not make the save. But Pablo Santos equalized immediately with a shot for the ages. The senior midfielder took a short pass off the kickoff and drilled an arcing shot from midfield that went off the post, off Wilson keeper Matvey Shitik and into the net to make it 2-2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen anything like that in my life,â&#x20AC;? said Foss head coach Mark Kramer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen people try it. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tried it before.â&#x20AC;?

Santos was then able to help give the Falcons the lead in the 63rd minute. After sending a cross that Perez headed just right of goal moments earlier, Santos duplicated the play, with Perezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s header this time finding the right netting to give Foss the lead for good. Each team had several breakaway opportunities during a frenetic final 15 minutes, but the Falcons were able to hold out for the key win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They pushed hard, but we just isolated their main players, (Saleh) and (Ramos),â&#x20AC;? Perez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we isolate them they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any shots, and we just capitalized.â&#x20AC;? But the Falcons couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sew up a playoff spot on May 7, falling 3-2 to Lincoln to get squeezed out of the tight race. Wilson, meanwhile, took the Narrows 3A title and the top seed to districts with a 3-3 draw against Shelton. They will play at 6 p.m. on May 11 at Auburn Memorial Stadium.

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off,â&#x20AC;? said Bellarmine head coach Rick Barnhart. The Lions threatened to break through in the first two innings, as Brandon Thompson walked with two outs in the first, George Foley singled and the duo advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. But Ravens starter Noah Freelund retired Michael Ota on a grounder to escape

unharmed. Andrew Patubo led off the second with a walk and John Bjork reached on an error a batter later with just one out, but Freelund again escaped by striking out Paul Huiras and getting Nathan Heath to ground out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bottom line is, we had a couple chances early, guys in scoring position, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that big hit,â&#x20AC;? Barnhart said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sooner or later youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to step up and get the big hit, or you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score.â&#x20AC;?

But Stenberg was equal to the challenge on the mound, as he faced a second-and-third threat with just one out in the bottom of the third. He struck out the Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Austin Marty â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who came into the game batting .500 with six homers and 26 RBIs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the second time in the game,

and Ota came up with a brilliant diving catch on Kevin Thomsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foul pop-up to end the inning. Daniel Casanova reached third with one out in the fourth, but Stenberg struck out Gavin Hettinger and Michael Robinson to again keep the game scoreless. The Lions threatened


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SOMEWHERE THAT’S GREEN: Gretchen Boyt is powerful in her role as Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors.”


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Alexandria Hendrson, Kenya Adams shine as the chorus in “Little Shop of Horrors” while Benjamin Cournoyer anchors the lead.

By Steve Dunkelberger

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a mainstay for community theaters that are looking to stage an approachable musical that is fun for families and still has bite for musical theater aficionados. And for good reason. It is quirky. It is fun and it has a great score, with great characters to round out the pages. It last played locally at Tacoma Musical Playhouse to sold-out performances. Tacoma Little Theatre is now staging the show in hopes of landing some of those audiences. And the theater has a great shot at it. This production has all the elements of a blockbuster. The campy tale of a plant gone wrong holds up well on TLT’s stage with a parade of creative performances that bring to life the nerdy but heart-filled flowershop clerk, it’s abused and gorgeously ditsy flower arranger and her sadistic dentist turned boyfriend. Well, to life as long as the mysterious and interesting plant holds off from eating them that is. The story goes like this: Seymour (played by Benjamin Cournoyer) finds a plant and nurses it to health in an effort to save the dying Skid Row flower shop he calls home. It does, much to the surprised delight of its owner Mr. Mushnik (Andrew Fry, who played the role in TMP back in the day). All is going well for a while. But as all wishes-come-true tales of this kind, there is a dark side to the deal. Seymour must provide the plant fresh blood to keep it thriving. The body count climbs along with the hilarity and love story between Seymour and his co-worker Audrey (Gretchen Boyt) who ...well, is not hard to look at and can command attention with her singing and acting. The principals bring their prime cuts to this

show. Cournoyer is quirky and klutzy, but lovable like a wet puppy. Fry plays down the “Jewish shop owner” features of the character this time so that the character is less than a stereotype and more of a person…until he becomes plant food that is. The ringer of the show is Justin Michael Thornton as the dentist and a parade of extra characters, each with its own quirks. Tying the show together is a chorus of Skid Row urchins with pipes so golden just listening to their interludes would be worth the ticket price. These stoop sitters – Crystal (Alexandria Henderson), Ronnette (Kenya Adams) and Chiffon (Deshana Brown) – bring energy and power chords throughout the show and turn up the heat during their solo cuts throughout. While “backup” on the playbill to the main actors, the women own the stage with over measure of their songs with their Supremes, 60s-style stage presence and thick harmonies that would make Diana Ross proud. All the elements of the show fell to director Maria Valenzuela, who made it her own without getting all weird with the staging that can happen with a well-trod show like this. Putting the musical pit in the wings, for example, allowed the show to bring top shelf music under Terry O’Hara, while not distracting from the goings on about the stage. Even the giant killer plant, operated by James Wrede and voiced by Carmen Brantley-Payne, can’t outshine her star. Toss in a spinning set that flips from inside to the outside of the flower shop and dramatic lighting by Niclas R. Olson and the show has everything – a great serving of community theater to end TLT’s landmark season. “Little Shop of Horrors” runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays through May 26. More information is available at


BABY AUDREY. Andrew Fry, Benjamin

Cournoyer and Gretchen Boyt anchor the musical about a flesh-eating plant.

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE NWCZ RADIO NWCZ Radio has teamed up with the H a r m o n Taproom for a new monthly music showcase. Starting May 17,NWCZ will host live shows featuring some of the hottest talent from around the region at the Taproom’s Underground showroom, 204 S. Helens Ave., in Tacoma. From then on, NWCZ Radio will host the third Friday of each month. Meanwhile, you can hear lots of the bands that will be playing online at

TWO MAYUKO KAMIO Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio, the gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, performs with the Northwest Sinfonietta on May 11 at Temple Theater, 7:30 p.m. Widely praised

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With Lakewold Gardens now in May’s vivid color show, don’t miss Lakewold’s MayFest, which continues through May 12 (Mother’s Day). Enjoy a floral arrangement display from Ikebana International #147, artwork exhibited by Lakewood Arts Commission and multi-medium artist Lorie Bennett, a historical and events exhibit of Lakewold, a display by the Olympia Weavers Guild, and a variety of musical performances. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Standard admission fees

apply, but all activities (with exception of Mother’s Day Brunch) are free to Lakewold members. For more information contact Diane Thomas at (253) 584-4106, x100.


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Pop Star Justin Timberlake has announced that his 20/20 Experience World Tour makes its way to Seattle’s KeyArena on Jan. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 17, with prices ranging from $45 to $175, plus applicable service charges. But MasterCard cardholders will get first crack at tickets thanks to a special “pre-sale” that begins at 10 a.m. May 13. Timberlake dropped his third chart-topping solo album, “The 20/20 Experience,” in March, and that disc’s sequel will be on shelves by the time he hits the road. “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” is due on Sept. 30.


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Music and Art in Wright Park gears up for summer festival By Steve Dunkelberger


acomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer festivals will showcase food, culture and music just about every weekend, from June to September. While the events are a ways off, the work to stage them is well underway. The all-volunteer celebration of all things 253 music and culture known as the Music and Arts in Wright Park festival, for example, has a roster of fundraisers in the works to pull off the full day of fun and family set for Aug. 10. Spaghetti feeds, yard sales and concerts leading up to the big day are in the works to raise the estimated $10,000 needed to pay for the stage, sound system, insurance and security. All of the bands donate their time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do it for zero money,â&#x20AC;? said Cody Foster, festival organizer and founder of Cody Foster Army. This year, MAWP has partnered with Shunpike, a Seattle-based umbrella group for nonprofits that allows the effort to accept tax-deductible donations of cash, checks or debit card online as well as tally in-kind donations to benefit the cause. MAWP is a free, family-friendly event that will have 14 bands taking

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Indigenous peoples get a front row seat at Seattle International Film Festival

Native American youth convene in Seattle for 36-hour filmmaking challenge By Matt Nagle

The 39th annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) kicks off on May 16, and organizers are especially excited about this year’s Native American programs, which promise to be a highlight of the fest. At the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie and the Harvard Exit Theater in Seattle, feature-length films and shorts by and about indigenous peoples will be screened including premieres and youth-made films. There will be Q&A sessions, visiting actors and more to complete this focus on Native American contributions to the world of modern cinema. Not all film festivals so enthusiastically embrace indigenous artists like SIFF does, making Seattle’s festival a standout and a leader in encouraging other film festivals to include the works of Native Americans. Tracy Rector (Seminole) is founder and executive director of Longhouse Media in Seattle, a nationally recognized Native media arts organization that has partnered with SIFF for the past eight years. “As an indigenous filmmaker and having spent time in the indigenous filmmaker circuit, there are certainly festivals like Tribeca and Sundance that support and nurture Native filmmaking and the exhibition of indigenous films,” she said. “But in my experience, (SIFF) is really rare and a unique opportunity. Having a (Native American) film showcase at SIFF, for a lot of indigenous filmmakers it opens the door to more opportunities. When the films have premiered here they’re able to use that acknowledgement and that platform to get into film markets that may not have recognized them before, so it’s really an opportunity to support the future of Native filmmaking.” CELEBRATING AT SNOQUALMIE CASINO First up will be a celebration of Native American cinema on May 17 at the Snoqualmie Casino. Admission is free, 21+ only. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a retrospective of short films created by youth over the past seven years involved in the SIFF/Longhouse Media program SuperFly (read more about this program below) and other short films from around the Puget Sound tribal region with representation from Lummi, Muckleshoot, Suquamish and other tribes. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a free public screening of Sherman Alexie’s “Smoke Signals” to honor this remarkable film’s 15th anniversary. Three actors from the film are expected to be in attendance for a question-and-answer session following the film – Evan Adams, Michelle St. John and Elaine Miles. “It’ll be a fabulous night at the casino, and an opportunity to experience SIFF and Native American cinema free of charge,” said SIFF Educational Programs Manager Dustin Kaspar. ON THE FLY WITH SUPERFLY More films made by Native American youth are on tap for the eighth annual SuperFly Filmmaking Experience, which has been part of SIFF since 2005. SIFF’s education arm for youth, FutureWave, and Longhouse Media join forces to produce the annual SuperFly, in which filmmakers and actors aged 13-19 showcase their skills, collaborate with other artists, and premier original


‘SMOKE SIGNALS.’ Accomplished actor Tantoo Cardinal plays Arlene in Sherman Alexie’s award-

winning film “Smoke Signals,” being shown at a free screening on May 17 at Snoqualmie Casino.

work during SIFF. SuperFly is Longhouse Media’s keystone program as an organization and it is always a hit with SIFF audiences. It works like this: On May 30, 50 young people, the majority of whom are Native American, and 20 adult mentors from across the country will convene in Seattle, be split into seven or eight teams for production, soundtrack, animation and photography, and be given just 36 hours to storyboard, direct, shoot and edit a collection of unique stories based in the Suquamish Tribal Community, home of Chief Sealth (Seattle). SuperFly Filmmaking challenges filmmakers by condensing the filmmaking process into a tight production schedule with limitations imposed on time, funds and other resources. Then just four hours after completion, the five short films will be debuted to the public at the Harvard Exit Theater on Capitol Hill (807 E. Roy St.) at 4 p.m. In past years, the student participants were charged with making their film based on a narrative story by an established Native writer, but this year SuperFly is going into documentary mode with the Suquamish Tribe. Rector said preparations have been underway for the past three months. “Doing documentaries means we (Longhouse Media) have more work to do so we’ve been working with the tribal community figuring out stories that are okay to tell and getting community input,” she said. “We started out with something like 120 ideas and brought those down to seven ideas. “The tribes are so individual and beautiful in their own way up here, and it’s really great this year to be able to highlight how different Suquamish is and their stories,” she continued. “And being the birthplace of Chief Sealth, it’s a great opportunity to remind people that we’re on indigenous land and that the city is named for a very important indigenous leader.” Additional short films will be shown at this event as well: “Barefoot” (United States premiere): In a tight-knit Cree community in northern Saskatchewan, 16-year-old Alyssa’s plans to become a mom begin to unravel. “Hummingbird”: The hummingbird dives and darts with great agility, representing fertility and joy. Huitzilopochtli is an expression of willpower, strength and survival carried forward through dance. “In Your Heart”: A young guitar player really puts his heart into his music.

“We Prayed in Water”: Going to water was once a very common place for morning prayers of the Cherokee people. They now face issues and fears of the pollution in the local streams and rivers. “Wind”: Young Nodin expresses his Anishnabe cultural pride through hip-hop dancing. Also included at this year’s SuperFly screening will be a live acoustic performance by returning SuperFly mentors Them Savages. Tickets to the SuperFly showcase at the Harvard Exit Theater are $12 for general admission, $10 for SIFF members. Visit for ticket information and everything you need to know about the Seattle International Film Festival, which runs through June 9. This year SIFF will screen 447 films: 272 features (plus four secret films), and 175 shorts representing 85 countries, including 49 world premieres (18 features, 31 shorts), 48 North American premieres (38 features, 10 shorts) and 17 United States premieres (six features, 11 shorts).


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A new cocktail lounge is on its way to Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hilltop neighborhood. Hilltop Kitchen is under construction at 913 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, the spot formerly occupied by Tempest Lounge. And owner Chris Keil plans to have his new establishment up and running by June 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be another craft cocktal lounge,â&#x20AC;? Keil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna focus a little bit more on Latin American spirits, so mezcal, tequila, rum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that kind of stuff. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still going to have a pretty expansive back bar, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna have a little bit of everything for everybody.â&#x20AC;? Hilltop Kitchen, or HK, is setting up shop around the corner from 1022 South, a trendy cocktail bar that has served up tasty alcoholic confections at 1022 S. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St., since 2009. Keil was that establishmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager and driving force until last week, when he posted an online farewell letter to patrons, saying he had been fired. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what is going to happen to the bar, but it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the same because the owners donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share my values,â&#x20AC;? Keil writes in the post, located at â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would be shocked if they continued to work with local farmers and vendors or if they sourced ingredients based on quality and not profit margin.â&#x20AC;? 1022 South co-owner Neil Harris, who also owns the New Frontier Lounge, did not return calls seeking clarification. But his bar remains open, and a classified ad seeking a new general manager and bartenders has been posted since Keilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure. Ernest A. Jasmin, Tacoma Weekly

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to the stage Aug. 10, and vendors of all sorts lining the walkways around the music for a full day of activities. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event brought 2,500 people to the park. The festival planted its roots 20 years ago, when Mother Records owners wanted to promote the local music scene. The festival ran for eight years only to go dark for a while. It restarted five years ago, with one cancellation in 2011 because of a lack of funding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal now is to never let that happen again,â&#x20AC;? Foster said. One semi-snag is that the festival comes at the end of the summer, which is the prime season for bands hitting their tour buses around the country. That fact makes it a little

tough to nail down a â&#x20AC;&#x153;full and completeâ&#x20AC;? band list as bands find themselves booked for gigs around the nation. But MAWP, of course, has a roster of bands waiting in the wings for an open slot on the lineup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pretty much have every slot filled,â&#x20AC;? Foster said, noting that one or two bands might shuffle in and out because of their paying tour dates taking priority to volunteer efforts like MAWP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all comes down to money, I understand that. We would love to have a lot of money to pay the bands, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? The bands simply play because they love the work and love the city they call home. On the list so far are: MahnHammer, Blanco Bronco, Death Bed Confessions, Furry Buddies, Hunt, Kramer, Big Wheel Stunt Show, The Purrs and Mosquito Hawk with a few â&#x20AC;&#x153;special guestsâ&#x20AC;? in the mix as well.


An endangered clouded leopard gave birth to a healthy cub at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium last week. Zoological staff members are providing roundthe-clock feedings and care for the half-pound cub, said zoo General Curator Karen Goodrowe Beck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are delighted with the birth of this cub,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clouded leopards are very endangered and every one is a precious addition to the population.â&#x20AC;? He is the third litter born to Chai Li (pronounced Chai-lye) and her mate Nah Fun (pronounced Nahfoon). They are part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariumsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Species Survival Plan, which manages and maintains a population of these highly endangered cats. The mating of Chai Li and Nah Fun was approved as part of that plan. The cub, born at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, is being bottle-fed and will be hand-reared by zoo staff with extensive experience in the care of these exotic cats. This is routine for the species and has produced the best results in terms of health and well-being of newborn clouded leopard cubs. In the meantime, an endangered Sumatran tiger cub, born at the zoo two weeks ago, continues to thrive and gain weight. The female cub, who was about 2.5 pounds at birth on April 17, now weighs 6.2 pounds. Zoological staff are hand-rearing her as well because she was not getting the milk and attention she needed from her mother, 10-year-old Jaya. Neither cub has a name yet. The zoo will announce how and when they will be named and when visitors will be able to see them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These cats are very rare in zoos and in the wild,â&#x20AC;? Goodrowe Beck said of the clouded leopard and Sumatran tiger cubs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope visitors to our zoo will connect with them and be inspired to take action to help save their species in the wild.â&#x20AC;? News of the new addition came as the zoo was already celebrating the unveiling of its Stingray Cove, which opened Saturday, giving visitors the opportunity to reach into the water and touch five species of stingrays. The exhibit brings a new level of excitement to the zoo, headlining an exciting summer season that will be filled with the wonder of animals in the water as well as on land. Varied shapes and colors of stingrays inhabit the 1,000-gallon tank, some swimming placidly in the clear water as human hands dip in to gently touch them and feel their somewhat velvety surfaces. Others lie camouflaged in the sandy bottom, barely visible as if hiding from predators in the ocean. A stingray touch pool and an adjacent glassfronted tank are set into volcanic-like rock, providing the ambiance of a faraway cove. A four-tiered waterfall burbles in the background, next to a lagoon filled with a variety of coral reef inhabitants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re delighted to present Stingray Cove to visitors at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium,â&#x20AC;? Neil Allen, the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curator of aquatic animals, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It fits our mission of helping our visitors appreciate the great diversity of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land and sea animals. Allowing them to touch these animals provides an even greater connection to nature.â&#x20AC;?

MAWP Fundraising Events May 9, 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. Spaghetti feast at Louie Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Fife. $10 all you can eat and there will be some entertainment brought by some dude named Rich Bundy. May 11, 9 p.m. Java Jive show. 21+ with Klondike Kate, The Plastards and Le Lo FI for $5 with raffle and giveaways. May 31 Friday at the New Frontier. Musical show with raffles, auctions, grab bags and beer specials. June 22 and 23 Yard sale, which is still looking for all types of items to sell. Monetary donations can be made at www.shunpike. org. More information about the festival and its fundraisers can be found at mawpfestival.


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PUNKS. Mike Moen (center) brings his latest Neutralboy lineup to O’Malley’s next week. By Ernest A. Jasmin


eutralboy is, t e c h n i c a l l y, a Bremerton band. But with two decades of rocking Tacoma under their belts, and members that honed their musical chops here at the Community World Theater in the late ‘80s, few acts have become more synonymous with the local punk scene. The band became so synonymous with defunct Tacoma nightclub Hell’s Kitchen that it was booked to play the final show there. On May 17, the band will return to play its first show here since the Kitchen closed its doors last year, this time at O’Malley’s Irish Pub on 6th Avenue. We caught up with bandleader Mike “The Pike” Moen to mark the occasion, and to learn more about his band’s brand new CD. Tacoma Weekly: Every time I have caught you guys it has been at Hell’s Kitchen. Have you played anywhere else in Tacoma? Moen: Not really. That was something I always kind of held true to. They were always so good to us; always a good part of why we even have a following in Tacoma. TW: Will it be weird to play somewhere else? Moen: Yeah, a little bit for sure … But O’Malley’s, a lot of my friends work there, and a lot of people I know hang out there. It kind of made sense. TW: So it could be your new home away from Bremerton. Moen: Yeah, I don’t even really live in Bremerton any more. TW: Really? So where are you nowadays? Moen: I’ve been bouncing around California, mainly in the van. That’s where I pretty much live. I just got done playing with another band down here this whole last weekend with Cinco de Mayo. Then I go back up there and we start the tour. TW: How long have you been down in California? Moen: I’ve been there THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

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all this year. I’ve come up to do a couple of shows. A friend of ours’ daughter got diagnosed with leukemia, and I couldn’t be there (for an April 19 benefit show at Bremerton’s Charleston Music Venue.) So the bass player in the band sang instead of myself. TW: Man, sorry to hear that. Moen: Yeah, it’s a drag. We’re actually donating all the money from our newest record that we put out for that. You can download it on our Bandcamp site. She’s 15. And, speaking of Hell’s Kitchen, there’s pictures of her at Hell’s Kitchen when she was 6 years old watching us. So she’s a close friend and a big part of the band. TW: And what is her name? Moen: Jade (Stevens). She’s originally from Bremerton, and her mom is a punk rocker. They moved down to Phoenix, so this all happened down there. (We thought) “What can we do? What can a bunch of touring punk rockers do that don’t have jobs?” The easiest thing to do was, OK, let’s just get this record out and do that. It was something I was puttin’ together. I record a good part of all our music at this studio, Monkey Trench, in Bremerton. So I had it, and I was already in my mind beginning to lay out the record and all that. TW: Now, Monkey Trench, that is the place owned by the guy from MxPx. Moen: Yeah, Mike Herrera, he owns it. That’s where we recorded our last three records, I think. Mike’s really cool. He’s kind of let me intern there for a few years, learning how to record. I’ve gotta have my hands in everything. (Laughs) I don’t know why. Whether it’s the artwork or the recording or booking the tours. Some things that you enjoy you have to work for, you know. TW: And so you worked really closely with him. Moen: It’s funny ‘cause, travelin’ around, we get to these places and there’ll be somebody that’s like, “You’re from Bremerton, man. MxPx,” and they start talking (trash.) And it’s like, yeah, Mike’s one of my best friends. I probably wouldn’t still be doing it – I definitely wouldn’t do it with the work ethic that I do it – if it wasn’t for my friendship with him and growing up with him and seeing how things operate. I don’t ever put liner notes in our records, but I think he’s played lead guitar and then backup on almost every one of our recovers over the past 18 or 19 years.

TW: When did you record this new record? Moen: It was about six months ago. TW: The last CD of yours I got my hands on was “Everybody Dies.” What can we expect on this one versus what you were doing a couple of years back? Moen: We’ve kind of stuck to the same recipe as far as Neutralboy is concerned; three chords and rockin’ backup vocals. I don’t necessarily think “Everybody Dies” is metal, but I think I kind of leaned that way on a lot of the guitars. This one’s a little more poppy if anything. It’s called “Pussy.” TW: And you are talking about a cat, I am sure. Moen: Yeah, there’s one song that’s about a cat. A lot of the songs have “pussy” in it, in one way or another. And none of it is a sexual reference. TW: Who is in this incarnation of Neutralboy? Moen: This tour it will actually be myself, (bassist) Bill Mann. Dirty Ray, he’s the drummer. He’s from a band called the Swinos. And Shawn Durand from Portrait of Poverty and Subvert is going to be filling in on guitar for this tour. It kind of made since. We’ve been friends ever since the Community World (Theatre) days in Tacoma. We’ve been in bands since we were teenagers and played together all the time. TW: Like you said, you are kicking off a tour up here. Where are you going this time? Moen: We’re going to Punk Rock Bowling down in Vegas. That’s kind of our middle point. We’re touring through Oregon, California, Nevada … then coming right up to the coast. TW: So what is a tour story that you can tell? Maybe with names changed to protect the notso-innocent. Moen: I was datin’ this girl that worked down at Adidas in Portland. She was a graphic artist, and she had this great idea of sending posters out to all the clubs on the tour that we did – like, 53 shows. She made an STD warning poster with my face on it. Woman’s scorn, man. She mailed it out to every club. You’d see a family eating, and over the table was my face. “Public health warning! STDs!” (Laughs) TW: Was that while you dated or after? Moen: I think we were done dating at that point. I think she’d had it. But it was pretty humorous. There was a contest to see who could find the posters first when we got to each town.

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C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. EAGLES LOUNGE: Darrell Data (Vocals/guitar) 6 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN: 4 More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Midnight Salvage Co., China Davis, 8 p.m., $8 PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock covers) 9:30 p.m. MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Battersea, guest, 10 p.m. SWISS: Metal Shop, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Silver Bullet, Party Sand Ensemble, 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m., NC, AA VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke, 9 p.m. SWISS: Dean Reickard (Blues) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 14 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 11 EMERALD QUEEN: Kansas (Rock) 8:30 p.m., $20-$65

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Fingertips (Funk/blues) 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: 4 More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: High Noon Horizon, Res Deus, Pilot to Bombardier, 9 p.m. LOUIE G’S: Graceland Five, Hard Money Saints, Baby & the Nobodies, Lucky Devils, The Swags, Belly Dancer, $5 STONEGATE: Rumble Underground, 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: MPB Band, 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, MAY 12 JAZZBONES: Joey Jewell (Frank Sinatra tribute), Jim Kerl’s Swingin’ ‘60s Orchestra, 6:30 p.m., $10

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. CLIFF HOUSE: Robyn Dalynn & Trio of Three (Jazz) 6:30 p.m. DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & All-Star Band, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam) 7 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 3 p.m., AA

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ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. LOUIE G’S: (Acoustic open mic) 6 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Open jam), 9 p.m., NC UNCLE THURM’S: Blenis/Ely Band (Blues jam) 7:30 p.m., AA


CLIFF HOUSE: Nikko Olajoyegbe & 2+2 (Jazz) 6:30 p.m. DAVE’S OF MILTON: Rubber Band (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC SWISS: NWRSL, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 16 OLIVE BRANCH CAFÉ: Michelle Beaudry (Jazz guitarist) 4 p.m., NC, AA

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Powercell (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC EAGLES LOUNGE: Biff Moss (Ukelele/guitar) 6 p.m. PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9:30 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: (Open mic) 8:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (Jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: Twang Junkies, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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SAT., MAY 11 BUDGIE BUDDIES ETC – The popular and colorful Budgies are always fun to watch in their open-air, walk-through exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Budgies, or budgerigars, are native to Australia. Visitors who want to feed them can do so by purchasing a seed stick for $1. Info: www.pdza. org/budgie-buddies.


SALVATION ARMY ANNIVERSARY The Salvation Army Tacoma Corps started operations in Tacoma in 1888 and will celebrate its 125th consecutive year of operation on May 15 at the newly renovated Foss Waterway Seaport. Heaven’s Kitchen, as the event is called, features the menus of three local restaurant and catering legends – O’Shea’s, Adriatic Grill and Warthog slow-smoked BBQ. The gala dinner coincides with National Salvation Army week May 13-17. Info: HAPPENINGS –

SAT., MAY 18 STAR CENTER’S ADVENTURE RACE HAPPENINGS – STAR Center’s Adventure Race includes obstacles to jump over, crawl under and run backwards around. This two-mile trek will get the entire family involved in an outdoor activity that is filled with adventurous challenges and helps kick off a day of celebrating STAR Center’s first anniversary. The course loops around the 75acre South Tacoma Recreation Area campus and gives participants an opportunity to explore its trails as well as the paths, stairways and ramps that connect STAR Center, Gray Middle School, the Boys & Girls Club’s Topping Hope Center, and the Metro Parks sports complex. The entry fee is $10 and includes post-race festivities. Online registration is available; the deadline to sign up is midnight May 16. Info: http://MetroParksTacoma. org/Races. YOGA TO THE BEAT Molina Healthcare is hosting a free HAPPENINGS

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BEGINNER BIKE RIDE ETC – Whether you are new to cycling or want to try riding again after taking a break for the winter, this ride series is for you. Join Tacoma Bike’s Emily on an hour-long ride for new cyclists. This ride will be five to 10 miles long, no-drop rule (no one is left behind). Just bring a helmet and a buddy. The ride will take place every Tuesday in May at 6:30 p.m.; May 14: women’s only ride; May 21: recreational ride; May 28: women’s only Ride. Info: events/316315961828474.

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yoga class for all ages that is open to the public and is designed to make yoga fun and exciting for people who have never tried it before. Instead of the slow, meditative music most people associate with yoga, this event will have a DJ mixing popular music and an energetic yoga instructor teaching some basic poses designed to get your heart rate up while calming your mind. The event takes place from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Mall’s Macy’s entrance. BRIDGE TO BEER Have you been riding your bike to work as part of the 2013 Commuter Challenge? Do you want to learn more about what other commuter cyclists have been doing at their work places and celebrate the successes of Bike Month 2013? Come join a ride across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and share a beer and camaraderie at the 7 Seas Brewery. Ride and event are all ages, no-drop rule (no one is left behind). Bring your helmet, a friend, and a snack! Info: www.facebook. com/PierceTrips/events#!/ events/357510964355701. HAPPENINGS –

FRI., JUNE 7 38TH ANNUAL DEAF PICNIC ETC –Join Tacoma Sertoma Club for the 38th annual Deaf Picnic at Birney Elementary School. The day will be filled with face painting, police vehicles, entertainment and delicious hot dogs. The picnic takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers ask for RSVPs by May 17. Birney Elementary School is located at 1202 S. 76th St. in Tacoma. RSVP by sending an e-mail to

BULLETIN BOARD CRAFTS OF THE PAST ETC – Each weekend a different artist will be “in-residence” at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also

offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at the specific art form. Free with Fort Admission ($5-$6.50, 3 and younger free). May 11, 12 – Alan Archambault, illustration/drawing; May 19 – Howard Haworth, fire starting; May 25, 26 – Chuck Larsen, beadwork. Info: www. ZIP LINE NOW OPEN HAPPENINGS – Two courses at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium test physical agility and mental toughness – and anyone can conquer them. Zoom is more than a zip line; it is an aerial activity course that includes a number of challenges such as a swinging log bridge strung between trees; a high wire to walk; and a fishermen’s net strung between trees to climb through. And lots more. And, yes, there are sections of zip line to put some zing into the adventure experience. Zoom will be open weekends through June 14. It opens daily for the summer season on June 15. There are two distinct circuits to Zoom, one for kids as young as 5, sized just right for smaller children, and one with appeal for a range of ages, including adventure-seeking adults. Info: BIKE MONTH COMMUTER CHALLENGE ETC – The month long Bike Commuter Challenge is back again with plenty of opportunities to get out and ride! Sign up as a team or individual to participate. Log at least five trips during May and be entered to win an overnight getaway to Portland with travel on Amtrak. Other prizes include gift certificates to Tacoma Bike, bike tune-ups and team pizza parties – and a $100 Tacoma Bike gift certificate will also be awarded to the college student who logged the most cycling miles in the month of May. Your college, university or place of employment must be located in Pierce County in order to participate. Visit for more information or www. to

log your trips in the commute calendar. Sponsored by The Tacoma Wheelman Bicycle Club and Tacoma Bike. ‘SESAME STREET LIVE’ HAPPENINGS – When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there is something in the air – and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out! The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP seat and a pre-show meet and greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends. Sunny Seat orders will include a special admittance ticket for entry into the meet and Greet. You will receive the special admittance ticket with the rest of your show tickets. All meet and greets start 90 minutes prior to the performance, which takes place May 10-12 at Tacoma Dome, located at 2727 E. ‘D’ St. Please meet at the Sunny Seats sign. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Please bring your own camera. Info: shows/cant-stop-singing. ‘THE RAINMAKER’ THEATER – The Lakewood Playhouse presents N. Richard Nash’s beautiful romantic drama “The Rainmaker.” Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression-era America, the play tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. She keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. She has just returned from a trip to visit pseudo-cousins (all male), which was undertaken with the failed expectation that she would find a husband. The play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8

p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Performances will be through May 12, with a special showing at 8 p.m. on May 2 (pay what you can actor’s benefit). Ticket prices are $24 (general admission), $21 (senior/ military) and $18 (students/ educators). This production promises to, indeed, bring rain to the inside of the Lakewood Playhouse! Info: Lakewood Playhouse is located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. S.W. in Lakewood. ‘LOVE DOES STUFF’ HAPPENINGS – Inspired by The New York Times bestseller “Love Does,” author and world changer Bob Goff invites you to a two-day conference celebrating the very tangible outcomes of dreaming big at Love Does Stuff 2013. Love Does Stuff 2013 is a conference on May 1617, uniting a community of people who not only have a distinctive perspective on how ideas can be realized, but how to also launch them in a whimsical and purposeful way. The conference will be chock-full of speaker presentations, spoken word, breakout sessions and a special live concert. Speakers include: Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of “Love Does,” CEO and founder of Restoration International; Donald Miller founder of Storyline and author of New York Times bestseller “Blue Like Jazz;” Dean Curry lead pastor at Life Center Church; Joshua DuBois, former head of the Office of Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships in the administration of President Barack Obama; Jeff Bethke author of “Jesus>Religion” and YouTube sensation, Propaganda, a Christian music artist. Info. VALUE VILLAGE DONATION DRIVE Visit the University Place Value Village, 6802 19th St. W. and proceeds from all donations of quality, reusable clothing will benefit The Arc of Washington. The organization helps to empower individuals with disabilities. There will be a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, as well. Info: www. HAPPENINGS –

TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC 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. For more info, visit HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE

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TO: Lolita Lucianna Rodriguez In the Matter of: Puyallup Tribe vs Lolita Lucianna Rodriguez Case Number: PUY-CV-T-2013-0003 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 4th day of June, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Lawrence Moore In the Matter of: Puyallup Tribe vs Lawrence Moore Case Number: PUY-FH-SHELL-2013-0016 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 11th day of June, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT.

SUPERIOR COURT OF WAHSINGTON COUNTY OF THURSTON FAMILY AND JUVENILE COURT NO: 13-7-00188-3 13-7-00189-1 In re the Welfare of: ROMAN JACKSON D.O.B. 05/16/00 Notice and Summons by Publication (Termination) (SMPB) RAIDEN FORD-JACKSON D.O.B. 05/23/12 To: MICHELLE FORD-JACKSON, Mother: A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights was Ă&#x201E;SLKVU4HYJO"(-HJ[-PUKPUN hearing will be held on this matter on: May 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court, 3201 32nd Avenue SW, Tumwater, Washington 98501. You should be present at this hearing. The hearing will determine if your parental rights to your child are terminated. If you do not appear at the hearing, the court may enter an order on your absence terminating your parental rights. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Termination Petition, call DSHS at 360-725-6700 or 1-888-822-3541. To view information about your rights, including right to a lawyer, go to aspx. Dated 4-12-2013, by Betty Gould, Thurston County Clerk. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF WASHINGTON 714 Cleanwater Dr. SE PO Box 40124 Olympia WA 98504 (360) 586-6565

PUBLIC NOTICE Bill Riley, 4th Street East Fife, LLC, 738 Broadway Suite 201, Tacoma, WA 98402-3777, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecologyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, 4th Street Fill and Grade, is located at 5219 4th Street E in Fife, in Pierce County. This project involves 3.011 acres of soil disturbance MVYĂ&#x201E;SSHUKNYHKLJVUZ[Y\J[PVUHJ[P]P[PLZ Construction activity will include clearing, grading, and import of materials HWWYV_PTH[LS`*@VMĂ&#x201E;SS^PSSIL YLX\PYLKMVY[OLĂ&#x201E;UHSĂ&#x201E;UPZOLKNYHKL During construction temporary best management practices used to control sediment during construction will include interceptor ditches with check dams, silt fencing and a sediment trap. No major demolition will be required. A ^HYLOV\ZLPUK\Z[YPHSI\PSKPUN^P[OVMĂ&#x201E;JLZ will be constructed on the site at a future time. Note that the construction of this warehouse/industrial building is not part of this permit. Stormwater will be discharged to Hylebos Waterway. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecologyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 985047696

VOLUNTEERS Franklin Pierce High School needs your help We are in need of volunteers to help judge portfolio presentation for our graduating seniors for the class of 2013. This year the senior culminating project presentations are going to be held on May 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th with make-ups on the 20th & 21st from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. By the time they graduate the portfolio (culminating project), will include samples of their work (his/her best work and work that shows how they have improved); grades, test results, fouryear plan, transcripts and credit check; their self-assessments about how they are doing and how they can improve academically; career goals and post-secondary plans; High School & Beyond Plan (a Washington State graduation requirePHQW  D Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO SODQ for their future; a record of their jobs, internships, or volunteer service; and honors or awards they have received. Completion of a high school culminating project is required for graduation in the state of Washington. The culminating project requirement for the Franklin Pierce School District is the completion and presentation of the portfolio. Each culminating project presentation will be 12-15 minutes long. There will be a short orientation at 2:50 pm in the Counseling Career Center on each day. Our Counseling Career Center is located to the right inside the main entrance of the school. If interested in participating as a panel member for one or more of the days listed above please contact me by phone at 253-298-3934 or email at ksolomon@fpschools. org. Please consider this opportunity to volunteer your time. Without volunteers like yourself, this would not be possible. I look forward to hearing from you. Help teach English to Spanish Speaking Seniors We need a volunteer to teach ESL to a group of Spanish speaking seniors Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10:30-11:30am weekly. Maybe also stay to help translate during the other programs until 2:30 pm. The class is at Portland Ave Community Center 3513 Portland Ave E Tacoma, Contact Bonnie Elliser at 253-5915391. Volunteer with Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Make your neighborhood more beautiful and help your neighbors in need! Volunteer with Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Apply now as an individual or crew to paint houses of low-income homeowners during the summer of 2013. Learn more at: http:// associatedministries. org/community-mobilization/paint-tacoma-piercebeautiful/volunteer/ Contact Info: Megan Shea at 253-383-3056*142 or Volunteer needed to teach exercise class for seniors Tai Chi, sails class or yoga. Tuesday & Thursday mornings 10 or 11 AM. Portland Ave Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave E Tacoma, WA

98404. Call and speak with Bonnie @ 253-5915391

South Sound Outreach is offering free tax preparation for those who make $50,000 or less. To schedule an appointment call 253.593.2111 or visit our website at www. Project Homeless Connect is an annual event where homeless individuals can receive free services. The next event will be held in Sumner, WA on Friday, May 17th. For more information visit www. or call 253.593.2111. Get involved with Metro Parks Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business planning, Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDOVXVWDLQDELOLW\GHcisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, Chief Financial 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU DW  Brettf@tacomaparks. com. Metro Parks Tacoma Special events bring the community together and provide families with affordable fun. Metro Parks Tacoma needs volunteers to help produce memorable events. Visit www.metroparkstacoma. org/volunteer and signXS WR EH QRWLĂ&#x20AC;HG RI VSHcial event service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068.

Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, or 253.305.1025. Literacy Tutor Tacoma Community House is looking for volunteers to help adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Karen Thomas at (253) 3833951 or at kthomas@tacomacommunityhouse. org.

Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and 7KHUDSLHVDQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRIfers equine assisted services to differently-abled individuals. Currently the program offers several volunteer opportunities. Our primary need at present is for program volunteers who work with our horses and support our riders in therapeutic and adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to

VOLUNTEERS participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Volunteer Coordinator at 253-370-1429 or volunteer@changingrein. org.

The Tacoma Maritime Institute meets every 4th Monday at the Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma WA Potluck at 6:00, all are welcome. Meeting Starts at 7:00 CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED Help adults learn to speak English! Mornings, no experience or foreign language skills needed. South Tacoma. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy, 253-571-1887. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253-571-1887 Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Co-coordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers, Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250. Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program options WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU VFKHGXOH DQG interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit or call 253.396.9630. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory Community (a nonSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRUSRUDWLRQ  7KH Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â&#x20AC;˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â&#x20AC;˘ connects the young and the old â&#x20AC;˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â&#x20AC;˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â&#x20AC;˘ All seniors are welcome WR YROXQWHHU IRU Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ their story! â&#x20AC;˘ At most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release )RUPVLJQLQJ'D\Ă&#x20AC;OPing, ideally wrapped within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to talk about in the Ă&#x20AC;OP8VHPLQXWHVRUVR to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity. org/ Contact: send your emails to Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for scheduling a meetLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LV IUHH

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Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free groceries from D 1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W )RRG 'LVtribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information. Knitters and Crocheters &RPH -RLQ 8V /RYLQJ Hearts is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for difIHUHQWQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDQL]Dtions with in the community. We meet twice a month. Once on the second Tuesday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and again on the fourth Thursday, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KP N, Gig Harbor. We are also in need of donations of yarn. For more information please email: or call Virginia at 253-884â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9619 Loving Hearts also meets 1pm to 3pm 3rd Thur. at Clubhouse Mobile Park Ardena Gale 4821 70th Ave. E., Fife 98424 The Backpack Program of the St. Leo Food Connection is looking for a volunteer to pick up backpacks full of food for the weekend for students at McKinley Elementary and Sheridan Elementary from the Food Connection and deliver them to both schools the 2nd and 4th Thursday or Friday of each month for the duration of the school year. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and be able to commit to volunteering for the rest of the school year. This is a low time commitment way to make a big difference to kids! If interested, please contact Britani Hollis: jv@ Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to volunteer up to 4 hrs. per week with terminally ill patients. Comprehensive training and education provided. We support your service goals and your spirit to give. Training Jan. 2010 call today! 253.301.6464

VOLUNTEERS Seeking volunteers to staff Thursdays from 3:30pm 6:30pm and/or Saturdays from 11am-2pm . Those interested contact Community Coordinator, Kate Wright at 253-826-4654 Address: 3505 122nd Ave E Edgewood

Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175. The Greater Federal Way Orchid Society invites you anyone who is interested in learning about growing orchids - to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month except July, August & December. We gather at 6:30pm, meeting starts at

7:00pm and ends before 9:00pm. Held at Kloshe Illahee Lodge at 2500 S. 370th. This is East of Enchanted Parkway in Federal Way, South of 348th. For more information call 253-946-2300.

Tacoma Bible College Requests anyone interested in making friends with international students to call S. Robinson at (253)396-0467 Literacy Tutor Tacoma Community House is looking for volunteers to help adults improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951


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Tigre Tigre wants the love and affection of a forever family. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reformed feral kitty with her ear tipped. Very nice girl, easy to handle, but stresses in new situations. Tigre has been here over two months and she desperately wants to be a house kitty. She would prefer a quiet home without a lot of activity. We are having a May cat adoption special where all spayed/neutered cats are only $86!

Franciscan Hospice and Palliative CareLife giving and Life changing If you have a few hours per week to sew, hold hands, listen to life stories, make phone calls, play cards or work puzzles, we have a need for your compassionate presence. Support patients/families in the home, nursing home, or Hospice House. Daytime volunteers especially needed.Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-534-7050 or log onto to learn more

Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at +HDUWKVLGH 0DQRU LQ 8QLversity Place. Please contact Tashia Cress at 253460-3330.

Are you looking for a beautiful addition to your family? Do you want a friend who can relax with you after a long day at work or play outside on a sunny Washington afternoon? If your answer is â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? to all of these questions, look no further than our gentle pit bull, Lady. She is the perfect combination of mature dog mixed with the playfulness of a pup. Lady has JRRGPDQQHUV DWUXHUHĂ HFWLRQRIKHUQDPH DQG will play for hours if you let her! Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fetch, swimming, or going on walks-sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be by your side! Lady will snuggle her way into your heart so fast, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wonder how you went so long without her. Take her home today! Her reference number is A462437.


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I-5 Showroom, $35, $55, $100

I-5 Showroom, $35, $45, $60, $65

MORE Winners, MORE Often! 1-888-831-7655 • EQC I-5 (I-5 Exit 135): 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma, WA 98404 EQC Hotel & Casino (I-5 Exit 137): 5700 Pac. Hwy E., Fife, WA 98424

You must be 21 to enter the casino. Management reserves the right to change any event or promotion. Tickets available at the EQC Box Offices. EQC is not responsible for any third party ticket sales.


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