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NEW BIKE TRAIL OPENS Take a ride at Swan Creek Park



City Councilmember Marty Campbell cuts the red ribbon to open the new section of walking trail between Swan Creek Park and Portland Avenue. With him are, left to right: Dana Brown of City of Tacoma; Pierce County Councilmember Rick Talbert; Metro Parks Commissioner Erik Hanberg; Greater Metro Parks Foundation Executive Director Bryan Flint; Active Transportation Coordinator for City of Tacoma Diane Wiatr; and Tacoma Water Superintendent and COO Linda McCrea.


By Kathleen Merryman Thanks to a slice of gas tax funds and collaboration among public bodies, Pierce County’s newest section of bike and walking trail had its ribbon-cutting on the last day of National Bike Month. On May 31, Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell took the big ceremonial shears to a red ribbon X See TRAIL / page A10

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REST IN PEACE. (Top) The Pierce County Honor Guard conducts the “Last Call” and bell ringing for Albert Nejmeh. Retired firefighter Tom Haneline wrote a song for Nejmeh’s funeral, something Nejmeh had pledged to do for him. (Middle) Fifefighters and first responders from around the state gathered to pay their respects to a fallen comrade. (Bottom) Mayor Marilyn Strickland proclaimed the day “Al Nejmeh Day.”

lbert Nejmeh probably would not want all the fuss over him, but it was well deserved nonetheless. “We are the fire service and this is our way,” Tacoma Fire Chief James Duggan said during the memorial service on May 31. The service included a bagpipe and drum processional and “Amazing Grace” thundering through dozens of bagpipes in full firefighter tradition. The ceremonial “Last Call” declared Nejmeh no longer in service over the emergency radio system. Firefighters and other first responders from around the state flooded the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall to memorialize Nejmeh, who died of a heart attack during an emergency call on May 14. He was 59. Fire trucks, ambulances and medical trucks filled the parking lot and lined the arena to honor his 12 years of service to the department and the residents of Tacoma. The New Jersey-raised global sailor, musician, environmentalist, firefighter and rescue specialist certainly had a life well lived and offered his worldly views at every turn. “Everyone wanted to learn from Al,” said Kelly Sumner, a member of Nejmeh’s technical rescue team. Former Battalion Chief Tom Haneline sang an original song in tribute to his fallen friend, “Goodbye, My Shipmate,” because Nejmeh had offered to write a song for his funeral for when that day came. Haneline thought it only fitting that he return the offer, and set out to gather lyrics from the various tributes and weave them into a song. Haneline had a lot of material with which to work. Nejmeh had sailed to the Soviet Union during the twilight years of the Cold War to promote environmental issues. He had climbed the peaks of Nepal and kayaked through Arctic ice. He lived in a zero-impact, self-sufficient house that generated its own electricity and recycled its own refuse. He had become a firefighter at the age of 47, when most people his age were eyeing retirement. For his sacrifice and service to the city, Mayor Marilyn Strickland declared May 31 to be “Albert Nejmeh Day” in Tacoma.

A NEW HOME Nativity House to relocate to church site



Denny Hunthausen, from left, and Mary and Pastor Spencer Barrett met under the old Allen AME Church stained glass window dedicated to George and Mary Moore. By Kathleen Merryman

Demolishing a church is a delicate business. The baptisms, weddings, ordinations and funerals blessed in it remain in the memories of people who once worshipped in it. The congregation

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A group seeking to make paid sick leave mandatory for employers in the city kicked off a campaign with a rally on May 30 at Pierce County Central Labor Council’s headquarters. Healthy Tacoma Coalition is lining up support at city hall for an ordinance that, if enacted into law, would require employers to grant paid sick leave. Those working for an employer with less than 10 employees would earn one hour of paid time for every 30 hours worked, for up to 40 hours in a year. Those working for an employer with more than 10 employees would accrue one hour of paid time for every 30 hours worked, for up to 72 hours. Employers with more than 250 workers would provide one hour for every 15 hours worked for up to 108 hours. Alma Gutierrez discussed problems she encountered at a restaurant where she worked for nine years. She was not allowed to leave work when one of her children had a medical emergency at school and was taken to a hospital. And after having surgery, Gutierrez was ordered to work the next day or risk losing her job. “This is very real.� Other cities with such policies include Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C. “I think it is high time Tacoma does too,� said Tacoma City Councilmember Anders Ibsen. “I think this is one of the most important causes we can be advancing,� said State Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma). “This is not a just society. This is not Tacoma. We stand for a place where businesses will thrive and they will thrive by doing this.�

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The City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma have teamed up to restore Old Town Dock, and their work will be celebrated at the grand reopening on June 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The City of Tacoma Arts Commission will dedicate a new interactive public artwork and Pearl Django will provide acoustical entertainment to complement the beautiful scenery. In addition to the new artwork, visitors to the restored historic dock can enjoy breathtaking views from the new benches, improved lighting, and those arriving by water now have access to two slips that can moor vessels up to 40 feet and 60 feet and low, free-board floats extending off the main dock to accommodate kayakers. The salmon population down below will appreciate the dock grating, which increases light penetration beneath and around the dock by 30 percent. Artwork on the dock offers a unique learning experience. “Droplets,� by artist Chandler O’Leary, is an illustrated scavenger hunt at the Dock – a challenge to discover the history, importance and beauty of this location. Each of the 24 vignettes is like a window, providing a glimpse of the sheer number of true stories that have unfolded on or near this site over the years.

Old Town Dock has been host and witness to a wide variety of industries, events, neighborhood dynamics, natural history, celebrations, tragedies and everyday narratives – all on one small patch of land. These stories are as commonplace as raindrops, yet as precious as the water that sustains and defines our city. How many “Droplets can you find?�

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Museum of Glass (MOG) has announced a gift of $1 million from the Weyerhaeuser Family to start the George Weyerhaeuser, Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund for the museum. An additional $500,000 has been pledged in matching funds for gifts up to $100,000 each to the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endowment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This amazingly generous gift is a fitting tribute to George Weyerhaeuser, Jr.,â&#x20AC;? notes MOG Executive Director Susan Warner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, George was a professional colleague and mentor, and most importantly, a friend. George was a magnificent trustee for museum of Glass and was deeply committed to the museum and its mission. He served on the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board from 1999 until his death, and served as board chair from 2004 to 2008. George provided sage counsel to the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first two directors, and to me when I became executive director in 2012. I miss him deeply.â&#x20AC;?

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A crowd of more than 500 museum supporters turned out June 1, to celebrate the first anniversary of LeMay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Museum (ACM). Titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz!â&#x20AC;? the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;40s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s-themed gala/dinner included live music, auctions and the first public viewing of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new exhibit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now that year one is history, our overarching goal is to maintain momentum and continue to grow and evolve as an attraction,â&#x20AC;? said ACM President and CEO David Madeira. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And if the excitement at this gala is an indicator, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off to a sensational start. We raised more than $300,000, which is vital to our future, because philanthropy helps us fund key programs and exhibits.â&#x20AC;? More than 250,000 people from 50 states and 26 countries visited the four-level, 165,000-square-foot museum during its first year of operation. To maintain its forward movement, Madeira says the plan is to continually refresh the museum with new events and exhibits â&#x20AC;&#x153;that celebrate Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love affair with the automobile.â&#x20AC;? As such, upcoming ACM happenings include the Summer Drive-In Series on the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor Haub Family Field (Back to the Future is June 15); the 60th Anniversary of Corvette display (debuting Aug. 9); the second annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival (Aug. 24 and 25) and the U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Elegance (Sept. 8).

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held May 29 at Truman Middle School, past and present volunteers, advocates and educators were honored for their outstanding contributions to children in our community. Tacoma Council PTA presented two Outstanding Educator Awards, an All-City Golden Acorn Award, an Outstanding Advocate Award and an Honorary Life Membership Award. Local unit PTAs also recognized and honored their award recipients at the banquet. The special volunteers were joined at the annually held banquet by local unit PTA officers, principals, Tacoma Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno, school board members Debbie Winskill and Karen Vialle and past award recipients from the 1970s to the present. When a PTA presents awards, the recipient receives an award pin and a special certificate. A financial contribution is made in the recipientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship fund, which provides $1,000 to $2,000 grants to Washington high school seniors pursuing post-high school education. The following is a list of Tacoma PTA Local Units that presented awards during the banquet: Fawcett, Sheridan, Sherman, Skyline, Whitman and Whittier Elementary Schools; Truman and First Creek Middle Schools; and Foss High School. Tacoma Council PTA President Kellie Bennett presented an Honorary Life Membership Award to Marilyn Beale. Beale has always kept children â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the centerâ&#x20AC;? of all she does. She is a substitute teacher in the district. She has been involved with Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PTAs since 1969, was a Tacoma Council PTA president from1989-1991 and remains active with PTA, currently serving on the Tacoma Council PTA Board as Reflections co-chair. The councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golden Acorn Award was awarded to Jamie Devereaux, the outgoing president of Gray Middle School PTA. She has been involved with the PTA since the early 1990s and has served in leadership roles at four Tacoma PTAs over the years, as well as at the Council PTA level. Highly Capable teacher Kathleen Casper was presented an Outstanding Educator Award for her work with students, foster children, and her advocacy in the community. Casper received the 2012 Golden Apple Award from KCTS, Channel 9, and was one of the honorees of Business Examiner Media Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;40 Under Fortyâ&#x20AC;? program that recognizes those making significant contributions to the South Sound community. Tacoma Council PTA awarded Shari Shelton an Outstanding Educator Award. Shelton was recognized for her many contributions to students across the school district as well as her pivotal role in ensuring student artwork is regularly featured in Tacoma Weekly. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-City Outstanding Advocate Award was given to Jennifer Boutell for her advocacy efforts for students and the community. She is known for her work with the PTA, Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools, the No on I-1240 campaign, assistance in school bond and levy campaigns as well as her Internet presence, which includes MORE CITY BRIEFS AT TACOMAWEEKLY.COM

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A fatal shooting of a woman by a Tacoma police offer last December was justified, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist announced on June 3. The incident occurred in a home where a woman had called 911 to report her daughter, Sophia Strickland, had fired two shots. Strickland was upstairs when officers arrived. She ignored orders to drop the handgun she held. She pointed it at officer Sean Ovens, who opened fire and hit Strickland in the chest. She died at the scene. It is believed the shots Strickland fired initially may have been an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Blood tests showed she had a potentially lethal amount of methamphetamine in her system.


A 2-year-old boy died after he was allegedly ran over by a car driven by his mother on June 1. Hazayah Ward was in the driveway of a home near the intersection of South 87th and South Alaska streets. His mother was backing her car out of the driveway. The child was taken to Mary Bridge Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation.

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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Tacoma man accused of throwing scalding water on his girlfriend. Prosecutors have charged Michael Turner with second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment for an incident that occurred on May 14 at an apartment where the couple lived in the 200 block of South 80th Street. He allegedly threw a pot of boiling water at the woman, who suffered serious burns to her chest. He tried to stop her from leaving. She escaped and went to a neighbor, who called 911. Turner was gone when officers arrived. Their children were not harmed. Tacoma/Pierce County Crimestoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information that leads to Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrest. Tips can be offered by calling (253) 591-5959.





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Cadillac was one of the early automakers to introduce a limousine into its line of car models. It was a move that would be the signature of the Cadillac brand dating back to 1914. James Brewster was the nation’s premiere horse or car carriage maker of the age. Being a descendant of Mayflower commuter and Plymouth Colony elder William Brewster certainly did not hurt that image. The Brewster family’s first carriage-making company started operation in 1810. Subsidiaries were added in New York a generation later and then automotive models were added with the rise of horseless carriages. Henry Brewster, James’ son, took the lead. The 1918 Cadillac Type 57 was labeled a “Town Limousine,” as a way to set it apart from a simple “town car.” Its V8 engine offered 31 horse-

with total production exceeding 45,000 cars. Models cost about $4,000 but these days run around $50,000, which is small change for car collectors like Jay Leno, who owns one and has highlighted his love for the car on his Internet series, Jay Leno’s Garage.


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WALK FOR A CAUSE JUNE 22 By Kate Burrows

After working in the nonprofit arena for decades, Carl Jones understands the subtle challenges and obstacles these organizations face every day. Fundraising is always a priority, but many of these groups lack the expertise needed to maximize these efforts. Enter Jones and his Community Walks organization, focused solely on helping local nonprofits raise money by recruiting friends and family to participate in events to raise money for



power channeled through a three-speed, manual transmission. It carried five passengers and immediately earned a reputation for innovative and refined automobiles. The car maker offered 10 body styles and two wheelbase sizes. Production of the Type 57 ran from August 1917 through December 1919

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a cause of their choice. On June 22, during the inaugural Tacoma Walks event at Cheney Stadium, the community is invited to register and walk on behalf of one of about 10 nonprofits participating in the festivities. “It’s always a struggle for small to mid-sized nonprofits to get the word out about their missions,” Jones said. “They may not have the expertise to raise much money, but we do.” Jones plans to hold similar events throughout the state next year. “If an organization misses the event this year, they can take advantage next year,” he

said, adding that he is already planning next year’s event with the Rainiers. Anyone interested in attending and raising money for any of the nonprofits involved can register online at The entry fee is $20, and includes a commemorative t-shirt, free admission to watch the Tacoma Rainiers take on the Fresno Grizzlies, along with a free ballpark meal. Registration begins at 3 p.m., and the walk starts at 4 p.m., with food and entertainment following at 6 p.m. For more information about the event, visit

So. 20th and So. J Street 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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f you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really require it for your garden, The Urban Gardener probably has it. The shop at 1101 A Street, by the Murray Morgan Bridge, does not carry potting soil, racks of seeds or the magic potions that exterminate tent caterpillars. But if your garden would be prettier with it, if you would be happier with it, Christy Scerra has it. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s filled her corner shop with gloves of bamboo or nitrile, hand-made bird houses, Haitian wall sculptures, gnome soaps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and antiques. Scerra, who had an antique shop on Antique Row, has moved her goods into garden world. If you fancy a vintage plow, or a zinc baby bathtub, she can provide. She intends the bits sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collected, recycled and â&#x20AC;&#x153;upcycledâ&#x20AC;? to be touches of grace or whimsy in home gardens that are becoming homier all the time. In Tacoma, gardening isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a chore. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exercise, entertainment, a way of life as much as a way of eating. Prime example: Jillian Renick, 3. Jillian was growing cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, bell peppers and water-


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melon before she could form a complete sentence. Her mother, Amy Renick, got Jillianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green thumb digging into a bucket garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad had this bucket garden for years, so we went and hunted down buckets,â&#x20AC;? Amy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got them on Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List or for free, which was nice.â&#x20AC;? For a cracked and punctured galvanized bucket, there is no more dignified retirement than as a kid-scale mini-garden.â&#x20AC;? At her friend Christyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new shop, Jillian found exactly what she wanted: A white wooden birdhouse, a deal at $8. It made her happy, and her garden will be prettier with it. Scerra, who is also a garden designer, loves the idea of a child forming her own ideas of what a garden should be. She likes the idea of workplace gardens, too. When her friend, and fellow garden designer, Karen



Hegarty dropped into the shop, they traded ideas on workplace gardens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of the feel is to be outside, just to have a bench where you can sit in the shade,â&#x20AC;? Hegarty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could create a kind of enclosure, a protected feeling. I think shade is important, so you would want a deciduous tree. You want textures and colors and smells that invite hummingbirds.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A little grassy area where you can sit,â&#x20AC;? Scerra agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s essential, reconnecting with our roots. I like the idea of growing food.â&#x20AC;? Herbs, she said, would be ideal, particularly for a garden for which no one person is responsible. Rosemary, lavender, sage, thyme and oregano all have their own scents, shapes, textures and colors, and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind being ignored. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All gardeners are nurturers or neglecters,â&#x20AC;? Scerra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a neglecter, so I like herbs.â&#x20AC;? If she had the space, she said, she would, like Hegarty, start with the bench and the shade. She would like some grass, too. She would put some plants into the ground, and place pots amid them, for height and variety. Hanging baskets, perhaps filled with lettuce, could hide walls, add interest. Or, in the grand tradition of Jillian Renick and her grandfather, you could go with buckets full of food and flowers, with maybe a bird house for the songs sparrows.

Big gaps have developed in the black metal fence bordering Salishan along Portland Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holy Cow!â&#x20AC;? motorists are saying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is brazen!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotta catch these guys,â&#x20AC;? neighborhood crime fighters are telling their friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is too much.â&#x20AC;? Like a pack of Pavlovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dogs, we are leaping at the conclusion weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been conditioned to reach. That reflex is a Tacoma Quirk. We see big swaths of nothing where once there was metal, and we know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up: Metal thieves at work. Metal thieves stole the Boy Scout statue from in front of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s district headquarters. Metal thieves stripped down the Murray Morgan Bridge, one of the most visible sights in T-Town. Metal thieves pulled anything that can be melted from Swan Creek Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Gathering Place, made of recycled historic copper and brass. Metal thieves raided The Pagoda before a teen torched it. Metal thieves peel brass plaques off any historic site they spy. We have the experience to point us toward the nefarious. But these guys, we think, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re something else. Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d they get the sections of fence out of there? Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d they saw

them off? Even in the middle of the night, someone on the busy road, in the nearby apartments, must have noticed. And who would buy the fencing without proof that it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stolen? We move on to our capture plan: Cameras. Surveillance pajama parties. Readerboard alerts. We know the drill, and we are properly primed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; unlike the missing fence. Turns out it has not been stolen. Had we been driving Portland Avenue at the right time during the right workday, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have seen legitimate crews removing sections of fence that had begun to rust. The fence was still under warranty, said Tacoma Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Mirra. The agency is holding the manufacturer to its guarantee and has returned the defective product, saving us all money down the road. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good news. But we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overreact. We would not have over-reacted if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d called the law or THA if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d seen the workers taking down the fence. Some metal thieves have gotten smart, Mirra said. They dress in what look like official clothes and drive what look like official vehicles and take what they want when they want it. Who knows? If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got our Pavlovian Quirk primed, we might bring some of them to justice.

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Bridge collapse yields opportunity to take action By Glenn Hull & Shelley Schlumpf If we were not focused on the desperate need to invest in our transportation system before, the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in May should be a wake-up call for us all. Our transportation system is teetering on the brink of crisis. State highways, county roads and city streets are deteriorating, and bridges that were built for another time (as we saw play out in a dramatic way two weeks ago) are in need of updating, repair or replacement. Now is the time to invest in transportation infrastructure. We need to make our transportation system safer, build it up to stay competitive and create new jobs, and fund it to retain the quality of life that makes Washington a special place to live. Many major transportation projects, critical to our economic vitality, are only partially-funded and, therefore, partially-built. Other long-overdue projects, critical to easing traffic congestion and moving freight through the state, have been at a standstill for years, even decades, due to a lack of funding. Transit agencies have slashed services and are facing more cuts. Stormwater runoff from outdated facilities pollutes our waterways. Critical gaps in sidewalk and bicycle facilities make it difficult for children to get to school safely, and it is unsafe for others to conduct business without the use of a vehicle. In 2011, the Connecting Washington Task Force, representing business, local government, labor and environmental interests, developed a 10-year strategy to maintain and improve the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transportation system. The task forceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final report estimated that the state would need

to invest approximately $50 billion over 10 years to adequately meet the transportation system needs. In the case of State Route 167, which comes to an abrupt end in Puyallup, we wish we could talk in terms of 10 years. Instead, we have been waiting well over 20 years to complete this vital corridor through Fife and into the Tideflats. Freight is a competitive business, and those ports competing with Tacoma and Seattle are making major investments in order to take business out of our state, even out of our country. Completing SR-167 is one of the better things we can do as a region to help our port stay competitive, to help shippers and growers move their goods more efficiently to market, to ease traffic congestion along SR-167 and Interstate 5, and to save jobs while creating tens of thousands of new jobs. This year, we have a real opportunity to act and to move forward. A broad coalition of stakeholders, including business, labor, environmentalists and local elected leaders, have been working together; all agree that we need to take action now. The longer we wait, the more it is going to cost to correct these problems and the more market share our region will lose. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep it and grow it instead. Governor Jay Inslee has made transportation a top priority. The governor and our legislative leaders have come up with a plan that addresses SR-167 completion and our most pressing challenges. The priorities in their approach: maintain what we have; protect and grow jobs and our economy; and support transit and local transportation efforts to create a path for sustainability. The result is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Connecting Washingtonâ&#x20AC;? package (House Bill 1954/House Bill 1955), proposed by House Transportation Chair Judy

Clibborn. Together, these bills would make a significant down payment on our problem. The $9.5 billion, 12-year package would make key investments in maintenance and preservation of our roads, provide funding for key projects to improve freight mobility and relieve traffic congestion and provide direct funding and funding options to local governments, which would work to protect transit service, maintain and improve local roads and make critical safety improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For our small cities a little bit of extra money for local roads, the ability to compete for grant funding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and mostly, the completion of SR-167 after years and years of waiting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; makes this transportation package well worth it. Our state is literally at a crossroads with a transportation system that is our lifeblood. Our current roads are crumbling, traffic congestion is worsening, freight is getting stuck, our local streets are becoming less safe and transit service is being cut. We have choices â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we can stand by and allow further deterioration of our highways, bridges, local streets and transit systems â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or, we can exhibit courage and leadership by making a down payment to keep and grow jobs and a vibrant economy, make our highways and streets safer by more efficiently moving people and goods and begin addressing bridge integrity. The situation will not improve without action. For the benefit of our state, our elected officials in Olympia need to act, this year, in this special session of the Legislature. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get this done. Glenn Hull is mayor pro tem of Fife. Shelley Schlumpf is president and CEO of Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce.

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I just read the Tacoma Weekly article about Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinosaur (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dino Drive donors show whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right with Tacoma,â&#x20AC;? TW 5/31). I just have to say what wonderful, caring, selfless people you all are, and I am sure sweet little Charlie and Braden are looking down and are so grateful to you all for doing this for these poor kids who are from broken homes. It is nice and refreshing to read a positive story when there is so much negative stuff being written every day. I commend each and every one of you for your generous hearts. Once again, thank you for all you do. Judy Kern Tacoma Dear Editor, Having had the honor of serving aboard Comanche from its commissioning in Baltimore in 1958 to its assignment in Morro Bay in Sausalito, Calif., she holds many great memories for me (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comanche to set sail after served with eviction notice,â&#x20AC;? TW 5/17). To see her treated with the disrespect being shown by Working Waterfront Museum clearly disturbs me. Wake up Tacoma! You may very well lose a great girl to another city. Jim McHugh Lovelock, Nev. Dear Editor, Joe Peterson misrepresents the facts considerably in his comments about the vessel Comancheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moorage arrangement at Foss Waterway Seaport, which began during my tenure as the Seaportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comanche to set sail after served with eviction notice,â&#x20AC;? TW 5/17). As Mr. Peterson drew me into the discussion, I feel an obligation to try to set the record straight. Peterson is well aware that the Seaport operates two moorage facilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one for short-term moorage, with a maximum vessel stay of 14 days; and another, where Comanche has been tied, allowing for a series of month-to-month agreements. As

shown on his monthly moorage agreement, no long-term multi-month arrangement could have been offered to him by the Seaport. The Seaportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own management agreement with Foss Waterway Development Authority for the dock prevents that. The Seaport is entrusted by both the state and the city with operating these facilities for the benefit of the public and to provide for waterfront programs for public enjoyment. Limited-term moorage agreements ensure that this valuable public space cannot be reduced by long-term, restricted-use agreements. While the Seaport does not have regulatory enforcement powers of the applicable agencies, it must do all it can to ensure public safety, the physical integrity of its facilities and to guard against long-term environmental hazards posed by the condition of vessels tied up in a waterway that is a cleaned up Superfund site. The steps required to obtain vessel insurance provide some assurance that independent eyes have reviewed a vesselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition and have found it seaworthy and suitable for operation and moorage at a public venue. Peterson has always known that insurance is required. That he may not now be able to show that he has it does not change that obligation. Tom Cashman Tacoma Dear Editor, I am very pleased that Dr. Ernest Moniz has been confirmed as secretary of energy to take on the difficult job of addressing our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term energy needs and important priorities for Washington like the Hanford site and the Bonneville Power Administration. I worked with Dr. Moniz when he served as undersecretary of energy during the Clinton administration, and now that he has been confirmed, I look forward to working with him directly to ensure the federal government meets its legal obligations in the cleanup process at the Hanford site. U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

Tacoma City Council should steer clear of enacting a law that mandates sick leave policies for businesses operating within the city. Healthy Tacoma, a coalition of labor activists, is pushing for a rule that would require employers with fewer than 10 workers to grant their workers one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, for up to 40 hours of paid time off a year. A business with more than 10 workers would have to grant up to 72 hours, or nine work days, of paid time off. Employers with more than 250 workers are looking at 108 hours, or 13.5 days a year. This would be on top of any vacation time the company offers. Such a policy could be a burden on small, independent businesses. A similar law enacted in Seattle recently has generated controversy. The Seattle law not only impacts businesses located in the Emerald City. It also applies to businesses that are based in other cities that have employees who spend part of their work time in Seattle, such as delivering a package, making a sales call or attending a seminar. The Seattle law led to bills in the Legislature, backed by Republicans and business groups, that sought to weaken it. A bill that would have expanded Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy to the entire state did not make it to a vote in the Legislature. Were the council to pass a sickleave ordinance, an individual or group could use the power of referendum to try to overturn it. The proposal for Tacoma does more than address missing work due to illness. The second part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paid Sick and Safe Timeâ&#x20AC;? addresses domestic violence. A victim of domestic violence could miss work to go to court to obtain a restraining order and get paid for that time. The need for someone in that situation to seek protection through the legal system is understandable. But it seems ill placed to put the burden on an employer. A boss has no input on whom his or her workers choose to enter into a relationship with, so why should the employer pay an employee for time spent in a courtroom dealing with issues unrelated to employment? And would this also apply to the wide range of other reasons people need to go to court? The activists in Healthy Tacoma seek to convince enough members of the city council (meaning lining up five votes) to achieve a political goal. Those advocating for this policy have their political efforts in full swing. They are encouraging supporters to make phone calls and send e-mails and post cards to council members, urging our elected city officials to take action. The council should refuse to play ball. Healthy Tacoma, just as other groups, can use the initiative process to put this on the ballot for all voters in the city to decide. However, that entails the time needed to gather signatures and educate the public on the topic, as well as the money that must be raised to run a successful political campaign. If this policy is that important to them, Healthy Tacoma can go that route. The council needs to focus on running the city government, not trying to set burdensome policies for businesses. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.

In Loving Memory of Xavier M. King


t is with heavy hearts that the Tacoma Weekly staff marks the second anniversary of the death of our beloved intern Xavier King. Born on Jan. 27, 1991, he was called home on June 6, 2011. Our thoughts are with his family and extended circle of friends at this time, and we pray that they receive, as we do, strength and peace through wonderful memories of this extraordinary young man. We love you, Xavier!

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RAINIER DEBUT. Starting pitcher Brandon Maurer delivers during his Triple-A debut in the Rainiers’ 2-1, 14-inning win over Sacramento on June 3.

FIRST VICTORY FOR TACOMA TRAUMA Defensive effort leads team to first win in history By John Larson


strong defensive effort, led by four interceptions by defensive back Zakiya Shaw, earned Tacoma Trauma the first victory in team history on June 1 at Curtis High School. The Trauma, in their first year of competition in the Women’s Football Alliance, defeated the Everett Reign 24-0. The teams struggled to sustain drives in the first quarter, which ended with no scoring. Trauma running back Dee Smithingell caught a pass and made a long gain in the second quarter, but a penalty nullified the effort. On Everett’s next drive, Trauma linebacker Mikisa Johnson intercepted a pass and ran it back to the Reign 18-yard-line. That set up a four-yard touchdown run by Smithingell. Tacoma went for two points, with running back Patricia O’Connell taking the handoff into the end zone. Tacoma’s next drive ended when Everett’s Alexia Escamilla intercepted a pass. Shaw responded by picking off a pass. The Trauma’s last shot at scoring in the half ended when Escamilla picked off a pass. Johnson showed great form early in the third quarter when she broke through the line and sacked the Everett quarterback. Shaw gave the fans something to cheer about when she grabbed her second interception and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown. Smithingell ran the ball in for two points to put Tacoma up 16-0. She had an encore performance on Everett’s next drive, picking off a pass and taking it to the end zone. O’Connell ran the ball in for two points. Everett’s next drive stalled after a long run was called back due to a penalty.

“That goes to show you…with all the changes, we’ve been able to keep the team concept. These guys are playing together, they’re playing hard, they’re playing as a team.” – John Stearns

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By Jeremy Helling


DOMINANT DEFENSE. (Top) Trauma defensive back Zakiya Shaw

grabs one of her four interceptions. (Bottom) Defensive linewoman Rachelle Escobar takes aim at a Reign ball carrier.

Everett was driving early in the fourth quarter when Trauma defensive back Brandi Ockenfels intercepted a pass. Shaw got her final interception later in the quarter. “I am real happy for the girls,” head coach Dennis Stone said of his players. Of the 23 players, only six have played the sport prior to this season. Tacoma returned two of its six interceptions for touchdowns. Stone noted the team’s goal is to score on half of interceptions. With only 19 players available for this game, many on the Tacoma squad

played offense and defense. Shaw is a wide receiver on offense and participates on special teams. Stone noted she is in very good shape and was on the field for most of the contest. Stone, who used to be assistant coach on defense for the Pierce County Bengals, said he prefers coaching women to men. “They have nothing but heart.” He also acknowledged the dedication of his assistant coaches, Tom Pugh, Mike Vernoy and Michele Volk. The Trauma wrap up their season with a road game against the Seattle Majestics at 6 p.m. on June 8.

Despite a seemingly revolving door in the clubhouse, the Tacoma Rainiers continue to figure out how to win games – no matter how long it takes. Brandon Maurer allowed one run in six and two-thirds innings in his Triple-A debut, and Abraham Almonte delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Rainiers a 2-1 win over Sacramento on June 3 at Cheney Stadium in their longest game of the season. With runners at first and second and one out, Almonte – in his first at-bat after coming on as a pinch runner in the 13th inning – drove the first pitch from Sacramento reliever Mike Ekstrom into left field, and shortstop Brad Miller scored from second to end the game, which lasted four hours and 35 minutes. “He has just been outstanding,” said Rainiers manager John Stearns of Almonte, who was hitting .478 with 12 RBIs in his 16 games with Tacoma to that point. “That was a tremendous hit he had to win the game. He continues to impress and impress.” Maurer, who was demoted to Tacoma on May 30 after making 10 starts with the Mariners, allowed just one hit through six innings – a runscoring single by Daric Barton in the second inning to put the River Cats up 1-0. But he settled down to retire 13 of the next 14 batters, and finished with seven strikeouts. “He was very, very good,” said Rainiers manager John Stearns. “(And) our bullpen, you can’t say enough.” The Rainiers’ offense threatened several times but failed to capitalize off Sacramento starter and former Rainier Justin Thomas. Thomas retired Eric Thames on a fly out to left with runners at second and third and two outs in the fourth, and

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-3(:/05.;/,09:2033:. (Left) Mount Tahoma senior catcher Bailee Larson provided much of the pop for the Thunderbirds this season. (Middle) Bellarmine Prep

sophomore second baseman Becca Sorensen continued the solid start to her career by being a run-scoring threat toward the top of the lineup. (Right) Wilson senior center fielder Kaysha Fox had a .533 batting average and scored 30 runs as the Rams’ leadoff hitter this season. By Jeremy Helling


oth the Bellarmine Prep and Wilson softball teams continued their recent success with solid postseason runs this year, displaying potent offenses and some solid pitching. A number of their players highlight this year’s All-City Team, as we look back at some of this year’s top performers in Tacoma high schools. Once again, Courtney Schwan carried the load for Bellarmine Prep on the mound this season, helping lead the Lions back to the state playoffs with an 11-11 record and a 2.84 earned run average (ERA) in 128 innings. The fire-throwing junior also tallied 122 strikeouts and was dominant with the bat, hitting .393 with four homers and 28 runs batted in (RBIs). Lions junior teammate Rachel Barcena provided a second dominant presence on the mound for the Lions, compiling a 2.95 ERA in over 59 innings, with an astounding 90 strikeouts. Barcena came up clutch in the district playoffs, overcoming a rocky start to shut down Gig Harbor and clinch the Lions’ second straight trip to the state tournament. Wilson junior Stephanie Granger stepped up to lead the Rams’ pitching staff, going 7-5 with a 2.52 ERA in 83.3

innings, with 90 strikeouts. She helped Wilson back to the district playoffs by shutting down North Thurston on the mound in the Narrows 3A championship game and driving in two runs. Wilson senior catcher Carsen Stanley also earns a nod after moving to the position this year and playing solid defense, while batting .390 with four triples, two homers and 21 RBIs. Mount Tahoma senior catcher Bailee Larson earned her third straight selection to the All-City Team, continuing to provide the pop for the Thunderbirds and coming up with three runs batted in against both Wilson and Bellarmine Prep this season. Foss senior catcher Pow Onmun helped provide scoring opportunities for the Falcons this season, notching 22 hits and batting .440 while scoring 12 runs. Wilson senior shortstop Darian Grimm headlines the list of infielders, taking over as a key offensive leader for the Rams with a .411 average, six doubles, four homers and 21 RBIs. Rams senior teammate Julie Davis stepped in to man third base for much of the year and was another key offensively, tallying 16 RBIs along with a .375 batting average. Bellarmine Prep senior first baseman

Alex DeStephano added to the offensive firepower for the Lions, putting up a .372 batting average with six doubles and 18 RBIs. Lions second baseman Becca Sorensen showed the ability to both score and produce runs toward the top of the lineup, batting .306 with two homers and 15 RBIs, while scoring 25 runs and leading the team with 17 walks. Lincoln senior first baseman Maryssa Tippett closed out her impressive career with another powerful season, crushing five home runs to lead the Abes’ offense while also contributing significantly on the mound. Foss freshman Michaela Phillips showed her potential early for the Falcons, batting .361 this season with two homers and a triple while also posting a .980 fielding percentage in committing just two errors. Wilson center fielder Kaysha Fox rounded out a dominant career at the top of the lineup, earning the Narrows 3A most valuable position player while posting a .533 average. The senior scored a team-high 30 runs while adding eight triples and three home runs. Bellarmine Prep freshman Alyssa McKiernan, meanwhile, burst onto the scene in a big way for the Lions, leading

the team with 47 hits, 37 runs scored and a .480 average. She also posted a team record nine homeruns and a team-high 29 RBIs, providing solid potential for the future. Lions senior left fielder Rachel Sorensen also earned a nod, putting up a .329 batting average with 12 RBIs for the Lions while committing just one error in the field.


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73(@4(2,9:. (Above) Wilson sophomore second baseman Matt Stortini proved to be superb

defensively, making just one error in league play this season. (Right) Stadium junior first baseman Jake Vieth continued to provide the power for the Tigers, hitting three homers and driving in 21 runs. By Jeremy Helling


hile no local baseball squads made it past the first round of districts this year, there still was no shortage of impressive players on local diamonds. We take a look back at some of the top talent in the city with our All-City Baseball Team. Bellarmine Prep junior Harry Stenberg was one of the more dominant pitchers locally this season, posting a deceptive 3-4 record, but carrying a 1.93 earned run average (ERA) in 50 innings. He added 48 strikeouts on the year, and was impressive in shutting out Auburn Riverside for over six innings in the district playoffs. Wilson junior Brady O’Keefe earned a selection at pitcher after posting a 3-3 record with a 1.84 ERA over more than 29 innings this year, with 26 strikeouts. Stadium junior Matt Gunn gets a nod at catcher after hitting .426 with a teamhigh seven doubles and adding two homers and 18 runs batted in (RBIs). Wilson catcher Nate Sandoval provided some key leadership this season as the Rams’ lone senior, and was solid in batting .276 with two homers and nine RBIs.

Stadium teammate Jake Vieth headlines the infielders after putting up a .431 batting average, with three homers and 21 RBIs. The junior first baseman also tallied 15 walks and struck out just three times while also posting a 2.15 ERA in 26 innings on the mound. Bellarmine Prep senior third baseman George Foley put up a .414 batting average and a .549 on-base percentage, pacing the Lions’ offense with three homers and 20 RBIs. Tacoma Baptist senior shortstop Matt Hallstrom was the catalyst at the top of the lineup for the Crusaders, hitting .444 with a .563 on base percentage and 27 runs scored, eight doubles, 12 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. In the same manner, Life Christian sophomore Drex Davis could do it all for the Eagles, hitting .333 with 14 RBIs while adding 15 stolen bases, 20 runs and a .518 on-base percentage. Wilson sophomore second baseman Matt Stortini made quite a name with his glove this season, committing no errors in league play while also contributing offensively with a .313 batting average. Lincoln sophomore infielder Collin Ford was one of several bright spots this season for the Abes, hitting .297 and scor-

ing 14 runs in looking to become one of the cornerstones for the future. Mount Tahoma’s Kasey Kenyon rounds out the infielders, as the junior hit .421 on the year for the Thunderbirds. Bellarmine Prep junior Brandon Thompson put up one of the strongest overall seasons for the outfielders, tallying a .449 batting average, with 22 runs scored and 13 RBIs. Teammate Nathan Heath was solid as well in center for the Lions, showing good range defensively and hitting .354 with 22 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Stadium senior Michael Van Orden also gets a nod after putting up a .382 batting average, leading the Tigers with 26 hits while scoring 16 runs and stealing seven bases. Wilson sophomore Santana Johnson rounds out the group of outfielders after batting .484, stealing 10 bases and scoring 11 runs for the Rams. As every team needs players that can do it all defensively, so does the All-City Team, with two players that played outfield, catcher, infield and pitcher this season. Life Christian junior Taylor Roelofs put together a solid season while moving around defensively, hitting .408 with 19 RBIs, 18 runs scored and 22 stolen

bases. Foss junior Ryan Phillips was another jack-of-all-trades, filling in wherever needed for the Falcons while hitting .327 and striking out only three times on the year.




DOWN THE LINE. Rainiers catcher Brandon Bantz makes contact on his solo homer that made it 1-1 in the seventh inning against the River Cats.

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fielded Stefen Romeroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grounder in the fifth with the bases loaded and two outs to end that threat. The Rainiers finally equalized on a somewhat controversial call, as Brandon Bantz led off Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seventh with a drive over the left field fence off reliever Paul Smyth that was ruled a fair ball. Sacramento manager Steve Scarsone then had a long argument with the umpires, but the call stood, and Scarsone was ejected. The bullpen held Sacramento in check, as Bobby LaFromboise had


relieved Maurer in the top of the seventh and escaped a first-and-third situation by picking off Hiroyuki Nakajima at first base. The River Cats loaded the bases off Brian Moran in the 10th, but Carlos Peguero came up with a nice catch on a liner by Grant Green and nailed Nakajima at home plate to escape the inning. Forrest Snow relieved Moran in the 11th and pitched three scoreless innings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; allowing three hits and one walk with four strikeouts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to eventually pick up the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(There are) a lot of heroes on the team, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those games where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really happy we could pull it out,â&#x20AC;? Stearns said. The win put the Rainiers at 36-23, giving them a 3.5-game lead on sec-

ond-place Colorado Springs. With a boost from players like Maurer and Dustin Ackley, and the return of first baseman Rich Poythress â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who arrived just before the game from Double-A and was in the starting lineup â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they are proving they can continue the momentum despite the ever-changing lineup. The Rainiers had made 60 transactions in 57 games on the season up to that point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That goes to show youâ&#x20AC;Świth all the changes, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to keep the team concept,â&#x20AC;? Stearns said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These guys are playing together, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing hard, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing as a team. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to tip your cap to them, because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing a heck of a job under adverse conditions.â&#x20AC;?

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may have moved to a new sanctuary, but the old is part of its history. That is why Catholic Community Services has, with grace and delicacy, invited members of Allen AME Church to say goodbye to the brick church the congregation dedicated in 1928 and sold in 1988. On the site at South 14th Street and Yakima Avenue, CCS will build the new Nativity House. That project will combine three programs: Hospitality Kitchen, Nativity House and Tacoma Avenue Shelter. It will add 50 secure apartments – with services – for people who have lived on the street or in shelters for years. On June 5, some of those people mingled with church and government officials, volunteers and donors at a groundbreaking ceremony. Within the next few weeks, the salvage and abatement crews, the dozers and munchers will come for the church. Last week, CCS Executive Director Denny Hunthausen invited Allen AME Pastor Spencer Francis Barrett and church members to come to the church, say farewell and identify the objects they would like to keep from it. “I love this place,” Barrett said, standing in the side yard, looking up at the square turret. He had attended services and was ordained there. It is a big chunk of his congregation’s history. “Allen has been on the Hilltop since before Washington was a state,” he said. The congregation, formed in 1890, met in rented rooms, then a saloon, a site on ‘G’ Street and a wooden church at 1407 S. Yakima Ave. until that was torn down to make way for the brick building dedicated on Aug. 4, 1929. That event’s program opened to a picture of George Moore. “Donor and builder of this church,”

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then took a hike along the trail bordering Salishan and Swan Creek Park from East 48th Street to First Creek Middle School at East 56th Street. It’s another in a string of small victories for bicyclists who imagine the day when they can ride a complete trail system from Mount Rainier to Point Defiance, Pierce County Councilmember Rick Talbert told the crowd of about 40. “This is a segment of a network that will connect us and allow our citizens to have options about how they get around,” Talbert said. Foothills Trail champion Ernie Bay, on his bicycle, was there to celebrate the new segment that he hopes will one day connect to the 25-mile path he helped develop near Orting. If Bay, who has worked on the project for decades, had his way, the trail would be done yesterday. Instead, it will take years, maybe more decades, of struggling over money and property. “There is no way we could ever amass enough money to do it all at one time,” Talbert said. “The users of this become the advocates for the completion. We need people to come to the elected leaders and ask for connections.” On the bright side, the new stretch makes a safe connection for Salishan’s children. “There are 1,000 children in Salishan rentals,” Campbell said. “This gives them safe passage to First Creek Middle School.” That school, with its playfields, programs and gym, is

his brief biography read. “The cost of construction is $11,000, which was unconditionally given and is fully paid. Mr. Moore is an ex-soldier, having served with the 25th United States Infantry. As a deputy sheriff he served in Grant County, New Mexico. He was once a cowpuncher in Montana. Mr. Moore pays more taxes than any other colored citizen in Pierce County.” The stained-glass window dedicated to George and Mary Moore, the cornerstone, front doors and about 250 bricks will move up the hill to the current church at 1223 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. In March 1988, the congregation marched up the hill from Yakima to the larger sanctuary on MLK. They had bought the building the month before from Key to Life Assembly of God, whose pastor said street crime had driven his congregation away and he was moving to Northeast Tacoma. Allen AME members settled in, addressed the problems they found there and became a force for social and youth services on the Hilltop. They sold the old church to St. Leo Parish. CCS leased it, brought it up to code, installed a sprinkler system and opened Kids Place Child Care Center in 1991. “That functioned for roughly 10 years,” Hunthausen said. Since then, The Food Connection, based in the CCS headquarters across the alley, has used the old church for storage. Freezers and fridges and pallets of food back up against children’s murals on the walls of the old sanctuary. “This ground has served the needs of the community for a good long time,” Hunthausen said. Barrett agreed. He sees the blessings that ground has brought living on in The New Nativity House. “Allen has always been a church that has helped the community,” he said. “The new facility will reflect the same spirit of reaching out and helping others.”


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glass window dedicated to George and Mary Moore, the cornerstone, front doors and about 250 bricks will move up the hill to the current church at 1223 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

state 5 in Seattle. Swan Creek’s mountain bike trail will make it a regional destination, he predicted. That use will help vaccinate the park against illegal activities, from encampments to off-road vehicles. Campbell pointed to the boulders installed on the park’s 56th Street border. They’re spaced to make it inaccessible to three- and four-wheelers. Campbell also got a chuckle from an adjacent road and sidewalk leading from Salishan to First Creek Middle School. The school and Tacoma Housing Authority segments don’t meet. They miss each other by a lane. It’s a head-smacker this trail avoided, said Dana

a recreation and community destination for the East Side. Before the trail, the route to it from Salishan and the apartments across the street was along Portland Avenue. Now there’s a traffic-free alternative. Bryan Flint, executive director of the Greater Metro Parks Foundation, added that the trail will welcome people to Swan Creek Park. “Swan Creek Park is an incredible asset. It will be the next Point Defiance, with trails, orchards, community gardens and, this summer, a mountain bike course built and maintained by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance,” he said. “They did the one under the freeway.” That would be the mountain bike park under Inter-

Brown of the City of Tacoma. The city, Metro Parks, THA and the school district all collaborated on the project. Since THA was working on infrastructure for marketrate housing development, it prepared the roadbed for the path. The broad asphalt trail cost about $150,000, far less than it would have without collaboration, and far sooner.


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Canadian comedienne Caroline Rhea will headline Tacoma Comedy Club at 7 p.m. on June 13, 14 and 15. Tickets are $15 in advance for June 13, $20 for June 14 and 15 and $5 more at the door; By Ernest Jasmin

Tacoma Weekly’s interview with Canadian funny woman Caroline Rhea is a bit snakebitten, to say the least. On her end, the normally perky actress and comedienne (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “The Caroline Rhea Show”) is cranky from a day spent flying; and she’s minding her 4-year-old daughter, Ava, in the back seat of a car whisking them away from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Here in Tacoma, a spotty connection, an echoey iPhone speaker and the ears of a rock critic who wasn’t always smart enough to wear ear plugs contribute to awkward pauses and missed punchlines. Rhea is quick to acknowledge she’s bombing for her audience of one. “Oh God, this is gonna go really well,” she interjects, sarcastically. “So far, I’ve had a lot of nods from Ernest and then silence; and then he’s pretending his phone doesn’t work.” Through all these obstacles – not to mention her penchant, as a former talk show host, of taking over the questioning – we only marginally focus on her upcoming three-night stand at Tacoma Comedy Club, scheduled for June 13 to 15. The good news, though, is she gives us the skinny on the next “Phineas and Ferb” flick. Here are some outtakes: Tacoma Weekly: Okay, can you hear me? Caroline Rhea: Yes, and I have selected “Cinderella 2” to be the background music for this interview because that is what my daughter is watching on her iPad. If you have any problem, we can go with “Cinderella” one or three, or I know all of the dialogue. I can do any of the parts. TW: On your voice message, you were breaking up a little bit. But they lost your daughter? Rhea: Noooooo, they lost her (unin-

telligible). You know how there are tiger moms? I’m a kangaroo mom. She’s in my pouch at all times, and I am looking into the reattachment of the umbilical cord. Rhea:… Do you have kids? TW: So far, I don’t. Rhea: So far? TW: Not that I know of, at least. Rhea: How old are you? TW: I am 42. Rhea: You know what? You can be like Tony Randall. You’ve got another 36 years. (Laughs) TW: Could you say again? Your phone broke up a little bit. Rhea: I said, you could be like Tony Randall. You’ve got another good 36 years in you. (Seemingly to Ava) Yes, he knows who Tony Randall is. He’s an adult who talks to incredibly important entertainment people. (Back to me) Please tell me you know who Tony Randall is. TW: Oh yeah, no doubt. (Sounding unconvincing since I’ve briefly blanked on all those “Odd Couple” reruns I saw as a kid. I quickly change the subject.) Are you traveling for business or pleasure? I’ve read you’re doing the “Phineas and Ferb” movie. Rhea: Yes, I think we just finished doing the recording of it. You know what? Disney bought Marvel. So we did this episode, and all I know is that at one point I’m talking to Darth Vader … and Luke Skywalker as my little character. And I’m like, “Wow, this is like a giant company party.” There’s all sorts of different characters in this movie. I am here to do a benefit. I’m with my daughter, and I’m with one of my best friends who I’ve known forever, who I met 30 years ago; and she’s visiting from Australia. And then Asnan (sic) is driving us, and he is from Pakistan; and he is a big cricket fan, and he loves Shane Warne. That’s it. What about you, Ernest? I just told you my surroundings. Is it raining in Tacoma?

TW: No, actually, the weather is kind of nice today. Rhea: Can I tell you the story about something that actually happened to me many, many years ago in Seattle? TW: By all means. Rhea: I was flying from Seattle to the San Juan Islands. There was this super cute little guy; he was, like, in his 20s, this little blonde Brad Pitt type. … He’s checking me into the airline. And then he says, “How much do you weigh?” And I was like, “120.” Why am I gonna tell you what I weigh? Then the little guy who checks me in goes and gets on the airplane. Have you ever flown to the San Juan Islands? TW: No, I’ve taken a boat. Rhea: Yeah, it’s basically “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” … We’re, like, driving through the air at 30 miles per hour, and we’re going lower, and we’re sputtering. I go, “Why did you ask me how much I weigh?” He goes, “Well, I had to calculate … how much extra cargo I was able to take.” I go, “Is it okay that my purse weighs 35 pounds?” (Awkward silence as I strain to hear.) Ernest, that was supposed to be hilarious, and I’m really hoping we have a bad connection. TW: It actually is that. You’re on my iPhone and I’m having compression issues. Rhea: (she laughs) That’s what my act is like now. That is the funny part, laugh now. … What’s your birthday, Ernest? TW: My birthday is March 2. Rhea: Awwwwww. He’s a Pisces, March 2. I love Pisces. I’m a little obsessed with astrology. I’m now going to tell you another joke that I hope you approve to attract people to my hilarity. I’m not saying that I’m obsessed with astrology, but I did have to have an emergency C section because I was very high risk because at my age for having a Scorpio. TW: Uh huh, uh huh. Rhea: Okay, would you like to ask

me any more questions? Or should I just pretend to be funny and then have you (she clips out again, right on cue). TW: I’m sorry, I think we have a bad connection and … Rhea: Whateveeerr. It’s like a Matchdot-com date. We have a bad connection. That’s all you keep saying. (Breaks up, then appears to be addressing daughter.) Oh, right. Mommy is trying to talk so I can work and pay for college. TW: Okay, to randomly change gears, I recently learned that your first movie was “Meatballs 3.” Is that a source of pride or … Rhea: Okay, first of all, here’s what happened. I needed a summer job, and my mother, who’s even more co-dependent than I am, secretly sent out resumes to everyone. … I get this phone call and he’s like (in ambiguously Euro accent), “Is this Caroline Rhea?” I’m just thinking it’s somebody joking. “You have a part for the job (unintelligible).” My mother’s jumping up and down like, “I applied for that job. I sent in a picture of you in a bikini.” I am like, “What is wrong with you?” She’s like, “You have to get this job. They’re filming ‘Meatballs 3.’ Can you hear me? TW: Yeah, yeah. Rhea: This is really how my life is. I’m just speaking into a void. No one is listening, and there’s no response from the man whatsoever. On my call back, the guy left and I saw his notes. And literally, for every girl, they were completely lascivious. They’re like, “Nice rack, nice butt” … like a high school grading system. And then by my name it said, “Funny, really funny.” I’m like, wow. (Laughs) Then my mother, who is hilarious, told everyone, “They wanted her to be the topless water skier. But sadly, she can’t water ski.” So I ended up being the pivotal part of beach girl number 3.



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Check out season eight of Tacoma Diaries. The premiere episode “Marriage - The Sequel” is now online at http:// youtube/7cPbJZ8l8l0 and This season will see Steve and Mike newly married, prompting more than minor difficulties for all involved. New actresses joining the regular cast are Gretchen Boyt and Amanda Hugginkise and they bring many years of experience in local theater productions to this long running, web-based comedy series.

Cheap Trick will rock at the Washington State Fair on Sept. 11. Two classic albums will be performed live with orchestra: “At Budokan” and “Sgt. Pepper Live.” Tickets are $55, $45, $35 and $25 with reserved seating, and include fair gate admission, unless noted. Tickets start selling June 8 at 10 a.m. at or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247).

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The South Sound Blues Association held its annual Back to Beale Street Competition June 2 at Jazzbones. Dynamic boogiewoogie keyboardist Arthur Migliazza advance in the solo/duo category. SSBA will send him to Memphis’ prestigious

Shyan Selah & the Republic of Sound will headline Stonegate Pizza, 5421 South Tacoma Way, on June 8. The genre-blurring band – which blends elements of rock, pop and hip-hop – will be joined by Xola Malik, the artist formerly known as Sir Mix-ALot protege Kid Sensation. Music will start after 8 p.m., and you must be 21 or older to get in. Check to learn more.


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Steamroller prints on display Tony Bennett inspires singer in Woolworth Windows to ‘kickstart’ Christmas album By Matt Nagle


STEAMROLLED. Assistants lift a freshly made “Birth of Venus” print

that was made by Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring at the Wayzgoose festival in April. In the Botticelli original, Venus was shown emerging from the sea on a seashell. O’Leary and Spring give a local twist by posing Venus on a Warhol-decorated Tacoma Dome. Prints made by the steamroller process are now on display in the Woolworth Windows at S. 11th and Broadway downtown. By Dave R. Davison


or most of us, the steamroller evokes images of steamy piles of dark asphalt flattened into long slabs of road surface. For a growing segment of the citizenry of our City of Destiny, however, the steamroller is now also viewed as a utensil (albeit a big one) in the printmaker’s tool chest: a huge, heavy press that can be used for the making of large sized prints. Steamroller printing has become something of a cult phenomenon, popping up here and there generally as part of festivals that celebrate printmaking and letterpress printing. Steamroller prints are made when artists cut images into big slabs of linoleum and lay them on the pavement. Paper is spread over the block and layers of carpet protect the paper from the wheels of the steamroller. San Francisco’s “Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival” has been going on for a decade. The students at University of Montana use a steamroller to print huge banners on sheets of cloth for a Day of the Dead parade that has been observed for the last 12 years. The making of steamroller prints is often part of “Wayzgoose” (a medieval name for an annual banquet given by a master printer for his employees) festivals that celebrate printing and letterhead press. Such is the case with the San Francisco event and with the “Steamroller Smackdown” that is part of the Wayzgoose festival at Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts. Tacoma’s 9th annual Wayzgoose festival was held in April at King’s Books. For the past six years, steamroller printmaking has been a central feature of the festival. The prints made at this year’s Wayzgoose are currently on display in the Woolworth Windows at South 11th Street and Broad-

way. The use of a steamroller allows for large size prints to be made. These prints are on 3-foot by 3-foot sheets of paper. Ten of them hang on display to visitors and passersby. Stadium High School Printmaking, Maggie Roberts, Audra Lymon, Beautiful Angle, Chris Sharp, The Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (CLAW), Ric Matthies, Chandler O’Leary with Jessica Spring, Charles Wright Academy Printmaking, and Pacific Lutheran University Printmaking made the prints. According to R.R. Anderson of CLAW, only four copies of each print are made via the steamroller method. One print from each set is auctioned off to raise money for future Wayzgoose festivals. All of the prints are striking by virtue of their size and the air of authority inherent to the print medium itself. One of the finest is the print by Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring who teamed up to do a version on Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” Here, the goddess is shown standing on the Tacoma Dome that is imaged with an Andy Warhol flower painted on top. Other Tacoma landmarks are seen in the background. Also appearing in the Woolworth Windows are more Summer 2013 installations: Beth Johnson’s giant, papier Mache dragons, Jennifer Zwick’s surreal “Bed Dress” (a kind of gothic garment that is attached to a bed so that the wearer need never leave bed in order to go about their day), and Rachael Dotson’s well executed, tall blue figures who stand with their various hand-held electronic devices while their heads are lost in the clouds. The latter is a pithy commentary on the perpetual state of fogginess that comes from the contemporary obsession with having more and more information that is qualitatively diminished in proportion to its quantity. The installations are on view through Aug. 15.

With visions of his idol Tony Bennett dancing in his head, 24-year-old singer Danny Quintero has embarked on a project to produce his first Christmas CD in time for the holidays this year. And with Bennett in town to perform at the Pantages Theatre on June 15, Quintero is even more excited to get going on making this CD, which he plans to create in the style of Bennett’s classic 1975 album he recorded with American jazz pianist Bill Evans (aptly titled “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album”). To help fund the CD, Quintero has turned to the Internet fundraising website Kickstarter (www.kickstar projects/1870372773/thedanny-quintero-christmasalbum). His goal is to raise $6,000 by June 28 to cover the base line costs of making the album. So far he has collected $1,160 and this just in the first couple of weeks. He said he welcomes donations of any and all amounts, as bit by bit the grand total will increase. “Any denomination in terms of donations really does help,” Quintero said. “$10, $20 adds up easily.” Once the funding is there, Quintero said he would start recording in August. “I personally hope to have CDs in my hand by October,” he said. As far as the song selection, that will come from Quintero’s own list of personal favorites. “Some of my most treasured songs that I grew up with will be carefully chosen so that they fit the dynamic I’m looking for.” Accompanying him on the album will be his longtime music partner Randy Halberstadt, professor of jazz piano and jazz theory at Cornish College of the Arts. Quintero said Halberstadt is like his own Bill Evans. “The chemistry creates this for both of us. “Bill Evans was literally an orchestra himself when playing. He and Tony were known to be an oddmatched pair but when their album came out, everyone’s jaw dropped. It presents what a piano and voice can do when they’re really good together.” Known among his


friends and family as Mr. Christmas, Quintero is such a Christmas fanatic that he starts putting up decorations on Halloween. “This year, because of doing a (Christmas) CD months in advance, I have a legitimate excuse to listen to and sing Christmas songs,” he said, laughing. “I live and breathe the music of Christmas and that comforting feeling of home. Now, I hope to spread the spirit of Christmas even further by creating an album that could be a family tradition and listened to year after year, like Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole. I want it to come out of the box of decorations with all the other Christmas CDs. This is my dream.” He said he is looking forward to the two CD release parties he has planned: one on Nov. 29 at the Cypress Wine Bar inside the Bellevue Westin Inn, and another at 13 Coins during the first week of December. Quintero has been singing professionally since he was 18. His deep, rich, tenor voice has that definite “wow factor” to induce a swoon that rivals any brought on by the Rat Pack that Quintero pays tribute to through his music. In fact, Quintero sounds so much like Frank Sinatra that it is uncanny (just listen to him sing “New York New York” with the Garfield High School Band at watch?v=mG1nGmhPKsU). What sets Quintero apart is that he is not an impersonator crooning the works of Sinatra, Bennett, Dean Martin and others of that era and beyond. He is a gifted singer and true entertainer who puts his own charming touch in the clas-

sic songs of the American jazz masters. “It’s like a blood I share with these men,” Quintero said. Quintero was a nominee for the 2011 Earshot Jazz Northwest Vocalist of the Year and he has performed at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in “Ol’ Blue Eyes: The Music of Frank Sinatra” and with the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble both in Seattle and on a tour of Italy. This award-winning high school ensemble’s director Clarence Acox, a Seattle jazz institution in his own right, said of Quintero: “His sense of phrasing and attention to detail and pitch are impeccable… He studies the music of the greats that have come before him and understands the lineage, beauty and importance of the Great American Songbook.” Quintero said that meeting Bennett while he is in Tacoma would be a lifelong dream come true. And what exactly would he say were he to shake hands with the legendary 17-time Grammy Award winner? “Of course, I’d be speechless,” Quintero said. “But most importantly out of everything I’d love to say, ‘Thank you for inspiring me.’ I don’t want to convince him to make me the next star; I just want to express my gratitude to him for opening up opportunities for people like me.” Quintero entertains regularly at 13 Coins Restaurant in Seattle (next on June 15 at 9:30 p.m.), in addition to numerous other gigs around Western Washington. Find him on Facebook and at

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Jazz @ TMP salutes New book’s appeal proving ‘Sweet & Hot’ strong among readers of all ages Author, illustrator signing June 8 at Café Brosseau

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outh Sound writer S.E. Shell has written a charming new children’s book that is proving to be a hit with young readers and adults alike. “Coffee with Orange Sherbert” has been out on retail bookshelves for only a few months, but it quickly received a five-star rating on Amazon and was listed as a bestseller for the first week of February this year by the American Booksellers Association. On June 8, Shell and the book’s illustrator, award-winning Gig Harbor artist Mary Elizabeth Smith, will be at Café Brosseau in Proctor District signing copies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A former journalist, this is Shell’s first book. “Writing a book was basically a natural extension of what I do,” she said, noting how the tale parallels some of her own life experiences. “This story’s been in me for a long time.” “Coffee with Orange Sherbert” tells the heartwarming story of a friendly ginger tabby cat named Orange Sherbert who lives amid the wharves and docks in the waterfront town of Brookings along the Oregon coast. A popular kitty, everyone seems to love “Sherbie” and takes care of him. As written in the story, Sherbie got his name, and spelling (Sherbet), from children who knew him at the local ice cream shop. Since the kids liked to pronounce the popular flavor “sher-bert,” that was what they called him and it stuck. One day Sherbie meets a young woman who is new in town, a newspaper reporter starting her new job. A transplant from the “big city” and now in a very small town, the standoffish locals eye her with suspicion. This makes the girl feel very lonely – until she meets Sherbie. “Sometimes she sees, when the harbor closes down at night, that he’s very lonely too,” Shell explained. “She

finds solace in this cat. They’re like kindred spirits.” The two pals begin meeting at the local coffee shop early each morning, and a magical bond develops between them. It is not long before tragedy strikes, offering a big surprise for readers, but it seems nothing can come between Sherbie and his friend leading to a very happy ending for everyone.

“Writing a book was basically a natural extension of what I do. This story’s been in me for a long time.” – S.E. Shell, author of “Coffee with Orange Sherbert” Alienation, prejudice, finding friendship in strange places and comfort with a new friend… Everyone knows these feelings, and these are the larger lessons in “Coffee with Orange Sherbert” that make the book appealing to all ages. In fact, Shell said many have purchased the book to send to United States military soldiers overseas. Readings at area schools have been a hit as well. “We’ve done several readings at schools and kids love the book,” Shell said. “Animals don’t care what city you’re from or if you’re new in town – they’re unbiased. And everyone can relate to finding a friend.” Beautifully illustrated with picturesque harbors and seaside life, “Coffee with Orange Sherbert” is as engaging to look at as it is to read. Smith’s watercolors bring life to the characters and visually set the tone

for the book’s gentle beauty. A limited edition run of the book sports another version of the cover by 14year-old Tova Beck of Gig Harbor. Painting since she was 5 years old, Smith runs her own graphic design business ( and today is a graphic designer for the Washington State Fair. Her paintings have won awards in national, regional and local art shows and she has been in laudable juried shows that include the Northwest Watercolor Society’s National Exhibition, the annual Puget Sound Area Exhibition at the Frye Art Museum and the Maritime Invitational Art Exhibition in Seattle. Smith said she appreciated the artistic license Shell afforded her from the start of the project. “It was the freedom to come up with a look that I developed in my mind from reading (Shell’s) descriptions. She liked my painting style and gave me the freedom to create what I thought the scene would include,” Smith said. “I really scored when I got hold of her,” Shell said of Smith. “One of her specialties is drawing harbor scenes. When I went looking for an illustrator, this is something I looked for. She just nailed it.” Throughout June, Smith is showcasing her new works at Gig Harbor’s Kimball Espresso Gallery (6950 Kimball Dr.) and will have a reception on June 16 at 4 p.m., combined with a “Coffee with Orange Sherbert” book signing. The Pierce County Library System is carrying the book in all 18 of their branches. The book is available at Pacific Northwest Shop in Proctor and in Gig Harbor at Mostly Books and the BoatShop, both on Harborview Drive. The book is also available at, www. and The hardback retails for $18.99 and the paperback is $14.99. For more information, visit www. and on Facebook.


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line Tacoma Musical Playhouse with Black Swan Classic Jazz Band. By Ernest A. Jasmin

Each June, Tacoma Musical Playhouse pays homage to a different aspect of jazz and its history with its Jazz @ TMP showcases. The focus was on the Big Band era with their Swing Daze and Swing Daze 2 concerts in 2008 and 2009, followed by tributes to jazz divas, Latin jazz and iconic crooners in subsequent years. “It’s always been kind of an educational thing,” said Tacoma trumpet player Lance Buller, who books TMP’s annual jazz gala. “It’s entertainment, but I’ve always sort of wanted to have a little part of the show to explain a little facet of jazz – a different style. This year I thought ‘Hey, man, go back to the basics.’” This year’s showcase will emphasize New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, on June 15. Sweet & Hot will trace the genre back to its roots in ragtime and blues and feature a headlining performance by Marilyn Keller and the Portlandbased Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, with music starting at 8 p.m. “New Orleans was the city that had the first opera house in the country; it wasn’t New York, it wasn’t Boston,” Buller said. “New Orleans had the first opera house. Culturally, it was a sophisticated city that way. And, like Wynton Marsalis said, it’s just a gumbo – things all coming together just at the right time. That’s what this show is going to show.” Sweet & Hot is also one of the final shows at Tacoma Musical Playhouse before it undergoes at $1.2 million facelift. The 360-seat venue – located at 7116 Sixth Ave., in Tacoma – will undergo renovations following the June 16 performance by Memorie Singers. “The main difference is the orchestra will be onstage in its own loft area, so we’ll be able to add all of those seats back in,” explained managing artistic director Jon Rake. “Then we’ll have better access for handicap seating. We’re also moving our sound booth. We’re creating a crossover for the actors in the back so they don’t have to go outside.” Rake said TMP’s summer production of “Ragtime” will be held at Curtis High School, 8425 40th St. W., in University Place. The playhouse will reopen in time for its 20th season to kick off in October. Tickets for Sweet & Hot are $25 and available through the TMP box office, at 7116 Sixth Ave., in Tacoma; (253) 5656867 or for further details.

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Tacoma guitar sensation Nolan Garrett is getting ready to release his first full-length CD much to the delight of the throngs of fans the 15-year-old has attracted over the years. On June 21, he’ll unveil the CD at an all-ages release party at Jazzbones, 8 p.m., $10 cover. Titled “All the Time,” this CD is sure to not only satisfy those who already love Garrett and his music, but also open up a whole new world of listeners for him as he continues to stretch and grow as an artist yet always anchored in his lead and rhythm guitar work that makes just about anyone who hears him play to sit up and take notice. “It feels good,” Garrett told Tacoma Weekly about finally having the CD completed. “It’s been a year in the making…one of those things where I can’t believe it’s done. A lot of hard work went into it, and I’m ready for it to come out.” Rock/funk quartet Vividal, a young Port Orchard band with their own solid following, will be opening Garrett’s CD release party. Garrett will perform and sign CDs, which will be for sale at the event for $10. Afterward, “All the Time” will be available for $15 at www.nolangarrett. net. Tracks will also be released on iTunes. “It’s just going to be fun. My goal is to pack WHAT MAISIE KNEW (99 MIN, R)

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‘All the Time’ to be released to the public on June 21 Hayden and sax player Paul Sawtell. “When I was given the opportunity to play in Nolan’s band, my immediate answer was a resounding yes,” Hayden said. “I truly believe in his music, talent and vision as a young artist. Performing live with Nolan shaves, oh, about 20 years off my life. Come see this kid before he hits the road – you won’t regret it. It’s going to be a great show!” Featuring 11 original tracks written or co-written by Garrett, “All the Time” was produced in Los Angeles by Jeff Kossack of Other Hand Recording. Garrett, who was staying at the famed Sunset Marquis hotel during the weekend of 2012’s Grammy Awards, was practicing his guitar poolside when he was approached by Kossack and the legendary Cyndi Lauper, who was particularly intrigued by his playing. “I was just sitting there working on my practice routines in my own little space,” Garrett recalled. “I did that for about eight hours. I didn’t know who (Lauper) was when she first came up, and she said, ‘You’ve been playing that guitar all day. Have you finally learned to play a song?’” Garrett then played his song “Don’t Criticize Me” (which he included on

“All the Time”) for Lauper and Kossack and things took off from there. Garrett returned to L.A. five times to record “All the Time” with Kossack. “It’s so professional down there. It was a real learning experience,” Garrett said. The variety of music on “All the Time” reveals just how diverse and talented this straight-A School of the Arts (SOTA) student is. A mixture of funk, blues, rock and slow songs, the CD includes an eclectic blend of musical genres, which has become Garrett’s trademark. His biggest influences include Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney and John Mayer, and his music reflects elements of each of these artists’ styles coupled with his own twist and flair. “People say, ‘he’s in all these genres,’ but I just write what I feel,” Garrett said. While songs like “Don’t Criticize Me” give the CD a certain amount of bluesy swagger, it’s Garrett’s slower songs that bring out his heart and soul in the most wonderful ways. His voice sounds youthful and vulnerable when he sings the slow stuff, and when he’s singing harder/funkier tunes his voice takes on a harder and more forceful tone that perfectly suits the music. The lyrics to his music also matter, as the words reflect the young man’s life experiences that he shares with listeners. For example, on the title track he sings a chorus to just be yourself: “My picture ain’t perfect in your mind/ and neither are you and that’s all right/ I wouldn’t even start to try/ just worry about living your life/ through all this I hope you see/ no one should tell you how to be/ I wouldn’t even start to try/ we don’t gotta be perfect all the time.” In April, Garrett performed at the celebrated Whiskey A Go-Go in West Hollywood and has been invited back for a second show on June 22. Here in Tacoma, be sure to catch him next month at the Old Town Blues Festival on July 13 and Art on the Ave on July 14.

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C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Blues Redemption, 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Sweet Water, 8 p.m., $10 MAXWELLS: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 8 p.m., NC, AA SPAR: Tumblin’ Dice (Rolling Stones tribute) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Shyan Selah & the Republic of Sound, Xola Malik, Monica Crystal & the Beat Bandits, Stephanie Anne Johnson, 8:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Rumble Underground, 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. JOHNNY’S DOCK: Paul Green Trio, 5 p.m. MARINE VIEW CHURCH: Kareem Kandi, Bill Ramsay, Jay Thomas, Julian Priester (Jazz) 5 p.m., NC, AA NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & All-Star Band, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bandit WRIGHT PARK: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 1 p.m., NC, 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

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SAT., JUNE 8 SOUND TO NARROWS 2013 HAPPENINGS – Run, walk, crawl…there is something for everyone at the Sound to Narrows race. In its 41st year, organizers will offer a 12K run/walk, 5K youth run and a 20-yard diaper dash for the little ones. For more information or to register, visit WESTERN WASHINGTON SUMMER DOG SHOW ETC – On June 8-9, the second and smaller of the state’s two “cluster” American Kennel Club dog shows, co-hosted by Tacoma Kennel Club, will take place at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Organizers are looking into options to expand this two-day show to a three-day show to meet the high demand and requests by exhibitors. The organizers strive to incorporate as many AKC events as possible to truly highlight the amazing talents of both AKC dogs and their handlers. Please look for more events to be added over the coming years. Come meet the breeds, or just show off your own amazing dog! Admission is free. Info: www. ‘9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL’ THEATER – “Working 9 to 5…what a way to make a living!” Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers (Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s Sheri Tipton, Cherity Harchis and Brynne Geiszler) concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss (John B. Cooper). They conspire to take control of their company and learn there is nothing they cannot do – even in a man’s world. A hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era, “9 to 5: The Musical” is an outrageous, thought-provoking, and perhaps even a little romantic, musical about teaming up and taking care of business. Based on the 1980 20th Century Fox motion picture, the jubilant score by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick will take you back to the late 1970s and early 1980s with all of the colorful characters and familiar songs of the hit film. “9 to 5” runs through June 9. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., with an extra Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on June 8. Info: or call the TMP box office at (253) 565-6867.

SUN., JUNE 9 SALUTE TO ARMED FORCES DAY AT CHENEY HAPPENINGS – Join the Tacoma Rainiers as they tip their caps to the men and women who serve our country during Salute to Armed Forces Day at Cheney Stadium. Each Rainiers player and member of the coaching staff will sport special military-themed uniforms as the club takes on the Las Vegas 51s. Do not miss this special night dedicated to our military community, in addition to the live post-game jersey auction benefiting the United Service Organizations Northwest. All active duty, guard and reserves, retired military, Department of Defense workers and family members have the opportunity to take advantage of Salute to Armed Forces Day ticket packages (available only when purchasing in advance while supplies last). For group ticket information, contact Ryan Latham, Rainiers’ director of military relations, at

TUES., JUNE 18 BANNED BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this corrupt book club reading books that have been banned or challenged. June’s selection is “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. The group meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info:

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ZIP LINE NOW OPEN HAPPENINGS – Two courses at Point Defiance Zoo & 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, 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 adventureseeking adults. Info: www.pdza. org/zoom. VALUE VILLAGE DONATION DRIVE HAPPENINGS – 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: 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

FRI., JUNE 21 BROAD HORIZONS BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this futuristic book club reading feminist speculative fiction! June’s selection is “Alif The Unseen” by Willow G. Wilson. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. The group meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: www.

SAT., JUNE 22 BREW FIVE THREE BEER AND BLUES FEST HAPPENINGS – This new beer lovers’ block party – organized by Broadway Center and the Beer Essentials – will take over Broadway, between South Ninth and 11th streets, from 1-10 p.m. Tacoma Brewing, Engine House No. 9 and other local brewers will serve up the suds, with music provided by T-Town Aces, Chris Stevens’ Surf Monkeys, Snake Oil Elixir All Stars and the godfather of Northwest blues, Bill Engelhardt, and his latest version of Little Bill & the Bluenotes. Tickets are $25 through June 15, $30 later. Info:

TUES., JUNE 25 CAPES AND COWLS BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this book club adapted to mutants, aliens, technogeeks and puny humans who like to read superhero comics. June’s book is “Uncanny X-Force: Apocalypse Solution” by Rick Remender. Books are available at King’s Books. The club meets at 8 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info:

VEGAN BOOK CLUB ETC – Join the Vegan Book Club, coordinated by The South Sound Vegan Meetup Group. The book club is open to anyone interested in a vegan diet, vegans and vegancurious alike. The book for June is “Extra Virginity” by Tom Muller. Books are available at King’s Books. The group meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info:

WED., JUNE 26 FOOD JUSTICE BOOK CLUB ETC – Join the new Food Justice Book Club organized by the Pierce County Gleaning Project, focusing on fiction, non-fiction and memoir around the topics of food justice, gleaning and food security. June’s book is “Rebuilding the Foodshed” by Philip Ackerman-Leist. Books are available at King’s Books. The book club meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info:

BULLETIN BOARD EXPLORE THE SHORE HAPPENINGS – Explore the Shore will provide hands-on learning about sea creatures and train participants how to be citizen scientists. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will teach children, adults and families more about Puget Sound’s beaches and the creatures that live there. The zoo’s Explore the Shore programs are set for June 8, June 26, July 7, July 22 and Aug. 20 at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park. All are timed to take best advantage of the low tides that reveal many of Puget Sound’s most interesting shoreline creatures. The events and programs are free and open to the public and reservations are

not required. Bring sunscreen and wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking on rough beach terrain. Zoo naturalists accompany participants on low tide beach walks, where kids and adults will learn to identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location for addition to the scientific Nature Mapping database ( Participants will learn about the biological diversity of local beaches and better understand how to protect them. For more information about Explore the Shore, go to or call (253) 404-3665. T-TOWN SWING – Get your Tacoma swing dance fix every Thursday at Urban Grace Church, located in downtown. Intro to swing dance: 8:30-9 p.m., free with dance admission. Social dancing, 9-11:30 p.m. is $5. The atmosphere is super laid-back and fun, and features great guest instructors and DJs, playing awesome swing music from the 1930s and 1940s, and it is sure to keep all the dancers hopping all night long! In addition, we also offer blues every blues will be played every second and fourth Friday of the month, and Friday, and Kizomba every fourth Sunday. HAPPENINGS

BALLROOM DANCING AT STAR CENTER HAPPENINGS – The STAR Center hosts ballroom dancing on the first Sunday of every month and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: (253) 404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at South Park Community Center. Info: The STAR Center is located at 3873 S. 66th St.

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 MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit FREE FIRST WEEKENDS ETC – Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info: museums. THE VALLEY CHORALE ETC – The Valley Chorale, a soprano-alto-tenor-bass singing group, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Christ the King, located at 1710 E. 85th St. in Tacoma. If you like singing, contact Joy Heidal at (253) 8481134, or Dixie Byrne at (253) 677-5291 for more information and a personal invitation to join the group. UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 2723211 or visit

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TO: Luis Mora, aka Moran, aka Gerardo Mendez Ortiz and John Doe In the Welfare of: K., J. DOB: 04/19/1999 &DVH1XPEHU38<735 <28DUHKHUHE\VXPPRQHGWRDSSHDUIRUDQ Initial Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 12th day of September, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. 127,&(38568$177275,%$/&2'( 6(&7,217+(&28570$<),1' 7+(3$5(17*8$5',$125&8672',$1 ,1'()$8/7)25)$,/85(725(6321' 25$33($5$7$&2857+($5,1*7+,6 0$<5(68/7,1<285&+,/' 5(1 %(,1* PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. TO: Kelly Iyotte In the Matter of: I., K. &DVH1XPEHU38<&91& <28DUHKHUHE\VXPPRQHGWRDSSHDUIRU 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 25th day of June, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. )$,/85(72$33($53/($'25 27+(5:,6('()(1'0$<5(68/7,1$ '()$8/7-8'*(0(17

VOLUNTEERS 2013 Freedom Fair July 3rd-6th Looking for volunteers for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Freedom Fair on Ruston Way July 4th and Wings and Wheels at the Tacoma Narrows Airport on July 6th! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something for everyone; set-up, take-down, logistics, hospitality, air show cruise and VIP dock, security, parking assistance, and admissions. Come down and join the fun and help make this another memorable year for the beautiful city of Tacoma! Contact Jen at jlinenko@ for more info or http://www.freedomfair. com

AmeriCorps Opportunity Read2Me Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to assist in the Read2Me Program in local elementary schools. Read2Me is a one-on-one adult/student reading proJUDP IRU VWUXJJOLQJ Ă&#x20AC;UVW second, and third grade readers. Duties include gathering resources for tutor strategies, recruiting new volunteers, leading in tutor recruitment and retention, helping the Read2Me Coordinators in assessment, tracking student success, and tutoring. Applicants must be

18-25 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2013-Jul 15, 2014). Contact Karen Thomas at (253)-383-3951 or for more information.

AmeriCorps Opportunity Employment Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to serve closely with the employment staff to develop and conduct work-readiness workshops for youth and adult participants. Duties include assisting adult and youth participants with on-line job search, resumes, and applications, assisting in the planning and execution of workshops, assisting with afterschool tutoring for refugee and immigrant youth, and mentoring youth in the Career Pathways Program. Applicants must be 18-25 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2013-Jul 15, 2014). Contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951 or for more information. Help teach English to Spanish Speaking Seniors We need a volunteer to teach ESL to a group of Spanish speaking se-

VOLUNTEERS niors Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10:3011:30am 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 253-591-5391.

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: 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 @ 253591-5391 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 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 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 EXVLQHVV SODQQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;QDQcial sustainability decisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit www. business-volunteer to learn more or call Brett FreshwaWHUV&KLHI)LQDQFLDO2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU at 253.305.1081. Brettf@ 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. and signup to be noWLĂ&#x20AC;HG RI VSHFLDO HYHQW VHUvice 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.

Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and TherDSLHV D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RIIHUV 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 participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Volunteer Coordinator at 253-370-1429 or 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 to Ă&#x20AC;W\RXUVFKHGXOHDQGLQWHUests, 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 MemoU\&RPPXQLW\ DQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W corporation). The 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 under-

VOLUNTEERS standing 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 to volunteer IRU Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ WKHLU VWRU\ Â&#x2021; $W most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: preproduction meeting, and Release Form signing Day  Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LGHDOO\ ZUDSSHG within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to talk about in the Ă&#x20AC;OP 8VH  PLQXWHV RU VR 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:// Contact: send your emails to Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for schedXOLQJ D PHHWLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPing is free, but donations are appreciated to help the project continue.

Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free groceries from D1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W)RRG'LVWULEXtion 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 difIHUHQW QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUJDQLzations 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: 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

Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care-Life 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. Day-time volunteers especially needed. Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-5347050 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. EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FOOD BANK 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


Looking for Rabbits. California or New Zealand. Contact Alex at (253) 564-5743. Chihuahua Puppies 1 Toy $400. 2 Standards

Tiny Bird Rescue Sandy

$250 each. (253) 355-2345


Pet of the Week

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 253946-2300. Tacoma Bible College Requests anyone interested in making friends with international students to call S. Robinson at (253)396-0467 The Tacoma Food Co-op is growing and looking to bolster its outreach committee. There is need for people to be present at community events and meetings, as well as farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s markets. Please contact John Toler if you are interested in joining the committee jtoler@ Coalition: HUMANE, a spay and neuter clinic, seeks volunteers. For details visit: or call 253.627.SPAY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimâ&#x20AC;? Our Featured Pet this week is an adorable little guy named Jim. At just over eight pounds, this tiny one year old, shorthair Chihuahua will make a huge impact on \RXUKHDUW-LPFDQEHDOLWWOHVK\DWĂ&#x20AC;UVWEXWRQFH\RX give him a treat or two or three he warms right up. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let his bashfulness fool you, he is very friendly and loves to play. Being that Jim is a small pup, he is best suited for quieter households with adults only. Small children make him a bit nervous. Other calm dogs are okay as well, but he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had much experience in the feline GHSDUWPHQW-LPLVUHDG\DQGZDLWLQJWRĂ&#x20AC;QGKLVIRUHYHU home today. Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reference number is A473080

Visit us at 2608 Center Street in Tacoma www.

Metro Animal Services Pets of the Week

1200 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374 253-299-PETS

Jester Jester is a goof-ball who loves to play! He is a very smart boy but is a little nervous in new situations and around new people. He loves to fetch and to sit for treats - he is looking for a Forever Family that has time to train him and socialize him so that he can build more confidence. Jester is an amazing dog with lots of kisses to give!

Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Make a difference in the life of a child. Offer one hour a week to be a mentor with an elementary school aged student during the school day at various schools in Tacoma and local area. Training provided. Call 253-3969630. Mentor a prisonerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s child )XQ Ă H[LEOH OLIH FKDQJLQJ volunteer opportunity. 6hr/mo for one year must be 18yr+, pass a background check, and have a car. See www. http://www. for more info or call Amber at 253-2736282.

Tucker Tucker is a handsome boy who is a little shy but super sweet and so ready to find his forever family to take him home.

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Doug Arbogast (253) 307-4055 Over 20 Years Real Estate Experience

2914 N 30th St $419,000

Call me todayâ&#x20AC;Ś I am happy to help you with your Real Estate needs.

4424 6th Ave Suite 1, Tacoma, WA 98406

Tired of renting? Jennifer Pacheco Monthly payments Mortgage Officer on a new home Loan NMLS #486264 could be less than 253-926-4131 your rent. Call me for details!

Stephanie Lynch 253.203.8985 HOMES FOR SALE

Low interest rates + affordable prices = great investment opportunities.

FIFE HEIGHTS RETREAT HOME 318 68TH AVE, TACOMA, WA 98424 Price $400,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.25 Home size: 3,200 sq ft Lot Size: Shy of one acre


Now is the time to invest in Real Estate for your future!

Foreclosure & Investment Specialist

LAKE STEILACOOM WATERFRONT Open House, Saturday 11-4 10040 Dekoven Dr SW, Lakewood Price $575,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2.25 Home size: 3,180 sq ft Lot Size: 23,496 sq ft


CALL 253.922.5317

For qualifications contact Jen

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1101 A Street #702, Tacoma, WA 98402

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Margo Hass Klein

This spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo comes with a Puget Sound & City VIEW! The open floor plan, 11 ft ceilings & expansive windows give a light, airy feeling to your home. Kitchen appliances are included as well as the washer/dryer. The large bedroom has great windows & a walk-in closet.

Coldwell Banker Bain

(253) 279-9949

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I act in your best interest, not mine. You deserve respect from the first time we shake hands to the last.â&#x20AC;?

The Perkins Building features secure access, marble lobby, 24-hour, wellequipped fitness center, central atrium & rooftop deck w/3 party areas. Located in the heart of Downtown Tacoma near shopping, dining, theaters, museums, lightrail & the waterfront.

Call Margo for more information or to schedule a private viewing.


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1505 S Mason Ave, Tacoma WA 98405

$224,000 MLS # 479914



For Sale Property Management Receiverships Condo/Home Owners Association Management Bank REO Acquisitions Commercial Sales/Leasing

For Rent

For Lease

3 Beds, 1.75 Baths, 2,040 sf Bring your vision and you are set! Lovely roomy 3 bedroom home with formal dining and rec room. Plus, an extra bonus room. Large back yard with plenty of shade; deck off kitchen with hot tub. Imagine your barbecues. Locate on nice quiet street. Good access to bus lines and freeways. Shopping and entertainment just blocks away. Home has a heat pump system for HIÂżFLHQWFRVWHIIHFWLYHKHDWLQJDQGFRROLQJ

Ralph Garlington Real Estate Specialist


TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE $179,500 Professional Office 4412 6th Ave Tacoma For Lease Also 253-752-9742

2 Condos $295,000 6319 19th, #s 9 & 11 1921 sq ft In UP across from TCC 253-752-9742

Mixed Use REO $350,000 4141 6th Ave 1 Comm. unit; 8 res 253-752-9742

Waterview Crossing $13,900,000 1600 Unit Dev.Des Moines. Currently 3 Mobil Parks. GI $563,168 253-752-9742

Tacoma (253) 752-9742


Newly Remodeled $1275 7034 S Junett St 3br 2 bath 1250 sf 253.752.9742

Beckenridge Rambler $1,450 9051 Ridgeview Circle W 3br 2 bath, 1557 sqft 253-752-9742

University Place Stratford Heights Apt 1, 2 or 3 bd w/ Garage On Site 253-565-0343 253-752-9742

Office/Warehouse 3875 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood From 2500 sq ft 253-752-9742

Professional Office 4412 6th Ave Tacoma For Sale or Lease 253-752-9742

Newly Priced $1500 2429 163rd St CT E 3br 2.5 bath 2256 sqft. 253-752-9742

Gig Harbor (253) 514-6539


Office/Retail 7609 Steilacoom Blvd SW Lakewood 1340 sq ft. $12.95 253-752-9742

Downtown Office Condos 705 S 9th. Tacoma for Sale & Lease 253-752-9742

DuPont (253) 207-5871

Seattle South Lake Union (206) 319-5981

3614 Tacoma Ave S - A&B

3614 A A spacious charming Craftsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with 4 %HGURRPVRUEHGURRPVDGHQRIÂżFHZLWK7KLV LQFOXGHVXSVWDLUVPDLQĂ&#x20AC;RRUDQGEDVHPHQW 3614 B A charming mother-in-law unit approximately 64IWZLWKRQHEHGURRPOLYLQJNLWFKHQXWLOLW\ The combined living space is over 3000 sq. ft; located in the historic Lincoln district. And is block away from Lincoln High School, bus and shopping. Both units come with washer, dryer and refrigerator.

Ralph Garlington Real Estate Specialist


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