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An exciting weekend around the house (update 1)

Apr. 1, 2007
We started off with Saturday and a heaping shovel full of weeds. It's become a yearly tradition since we removed the grass from a couple strips on the south...

Eagle's building 'before' photos (update 2)

Apr. 2, 2007
With all the local blog posts flying around this morning about the Eagle's building collapse, I thought I'd share with you a "before" shot. This comes courtesy of KFnet...

Eagle's building 'after' photos

Apr. 2, 2007
Plenty to see at the collapsed Eagle's Lodge today. I swung by after work and took a gander at the damage. Pretty impressive considering the collapse effected the Eagle's...

GPS + Camera + Location = Waymarking

Apr. 3, 2007
The News Tribune has a story up about a bit of nerdly fun you can have around town. Waymarking is a hobby in which locals with GPS and digital...

Hyacinth in the Evening

Apr. 4, 2007
Sarah's hyacinths are doing wonderful in our garden this year. While out photo hunting for our resident squirrel family, I snapped the following pic of these beautiful purple flowers....

Not what you want to see on a mailbox (update 2)

Apr. 4, 2007
Welcome to a bit of post-9/11 paranoia. The following is something I would prefer not to see on the mailbox just outside our office. Hmm... This is fun! I'd...

Eagles building demolition prep

Apr. 4, 2007
Just got a quick cell pic from KFnet friend Erik. Looks like demo is right around the corner from the Eagle's Lodge. Boy, if I didn't have, like, a...

What else could fall?

Apr. 5, 2007
The recent partial collapse at 12th and Fawcett got me wondering a bit. What other buildings are prime for an Eagle's Lodge-like demise? I know there are plenty of...

Coffee & Rhetoric - Let skateboarders ride

Apr. 6, 2007
Last night's Coffee & Rhetoric had a pretty good group attending to hear Peter Whitley of TacomaSkateParks.org discuss how he's working to setup safe places for kids to ride....

Photos ~ Beautiful Summer fluke in Spring

Apr. 7, 2007
Wow. I don't need to tell you how stunning it was out there in the Puget Sound area yesterday -- but I will anyway. Sarah and I headed out...

Photos ~ Eagle's Lodge demolition

Apr. 7, 2007
On our recent gorgeous Friday I swung by the former Eagle's Lodge to have a look at the demolition process. They've taken a pretty sizable chunk out of it....

Photos ~ Bridge and Museum of Glass night shots

Apr. 8, 2007
I got an email from a couple fellow Tacoma Photo Gang members yesterday that they were headed downtown to shoot at night. Sounded like fun so I joined in....

Tatanka made a great Sunday lunch

Apr. 9, 2007
In between squirrel catches yesterday (more on that soon) Sarah and I needed to get out. We also found a break in between rain showers and enjoyed lunch outside...

City Council takes on the bridge lights (update 1)

Apr. 9, 2007
Tomorrow night there's a couple issues on the ol' City Council agenda of interest. First is those Narrows Bridge Lights. The group is seeking a resolution with no monetary...

Narrows Bridges in the News

Apr. 10, 2007
The News Tribune put out a bundle of three Narrows Bridges-related articles this morning. This in addition to tonight's city council meeting that takes up the issue of decorative...

Tacoma Hosting World Affairs Summit Apr. 19-21

Apr. 10, 2007
Just got an email in about a local summit focusing on how global issues effect local life. From the press release: Tacoma is hosting the first annual World Affairs...

No 'donor wall' but stop work order lifted

Apr. 11, 2007
A squirrel in our attic has just sent me info regarding your favorite topic and mine: the downtown WSHM donor wall. The short of it is the stop work...

Narrows Bridge part rolling toward Tacoma + video (update 1)

Apr. 11, 2007
As Erik pointed out earlier that huge expansion join is now on the road from Spokane to Tacoma. You can track it's progress here. WSDOT even posted a video...

Paddy Coyne's Weekend Breakfast Service Starting May 5

Apr. 12, 2007
Got a note and cell pic from KFnet friend Erik B. Looks like that fabulous watering hole Paddy Coyne's will soon begin serving breakfast on weekends. Here's what Erik...

Matt's bachelor network party

Apr. 13, 2007
After a great Brian Regan stand-up routine last night Gavin, Matt and I played games. Lots of games. We were up last night until somewhere after 2:30am then got...

Photos ~ 2007 Jr. Daffodil Parade

Apr. 14, 2007
This year's Junior Daffodil Parade made for some fun photos and a great morning. Brisk temperatures and a breeze were a welcome change from the weather at last year's...

'Primo' blog launches

Apr. 16, 2007
The folks over at Primo Grill have launched a new blog. Chef Charlie McManus will cook up some content from time to time and hopefully give us insights into...

Photos ~ An evening rainbow

Apr. 16, 2007
Hey, it's that time of year here in the great Pacific Northwest when you just don't know what's coming over the horizon from one minute to the next. Tonight?...

'hello, cupcake' going in along Pacific

Apr. 17, 2007
That blank canvas of a commercial space at 1740 Pacific will soon become Hello, Cupcake. Mentioned previously, it seems there won't be a shortage of interest. This also answers...

New restaurant coming soon to 23rd & Pacific

Apr. 18, 2007
Downtown is slowly creeping southward as a new restaurant is set to open at the corner of Pacific and 23rd. The spot has been under renovation for months and...

Anti-David Seago flier

Apr. 18, 2007
Apparently someone out there T-town is not a fan of The News Tribune's editorial page editor David Seago. A flier tacked on the side of a utility box says...

Museum Cafe closed; Foss waterway now quieter than ever

Apr. 19, 2007
It's somewhat old news but did anyone notice that the Museum of Glass Cafe is now closed? Yea, neither did I. Sarah and I stopped by there a couple...

Beer and wine coming soon to Firehouse

Apr. 19, 2007
Firehouse Coffee on the corner of Union and 6th Ave. is applying for a liquor license. A barista there said they're looking to start serving bottled beer and wine....

Photos ~ An evening crescent Moon and Venus

Apr. 19, 2007
Got a call from our friend Angela wondering what that bright start next to the Moon was. I guess correctly that it was Venus and what a stunning pair...

Some goods on the goods of 'hello, cupcake'

Apr. 20, 2007
Not satisfied to snap a photo of a sign or peek through a window, I got in touch with part owner Reina Miller of hello, cupcake. She'll play the...

Photos ~ 2007 Daffodil Grand Floral Parade

Apr. 21, 2007
After a quick breakfast at Cascade Bagel we staked out a spot on the steps at the Plaza and enjoyed today's Daffodil Parade. The weather was first a bit...

Photos ~ 2007 Daffodil Marine Parade

Apr. 22, 2007
Still Daffodil'ing it up since last week's Junior parade and yesterday's Grand Floral parade, Sarah and I enjoyed some of today's lovely weather out at the Marine Parade. For...

Narrows Bridge lights in the budget

Apr. 23, 2007
The good news for Tacoma out of the weekend is the inclusion of partial funding for decorative lights for the Narrows Bridges. The even better news? We may get...

Winfield's help make Sarah's birthday memorable

Apr. 25, 2007
That's right, since this Monday was my lady's birthday we decided to go out last Saturday night to try out Winfield's Twisted Cue Club. After a surprise guest joined...

Dine out for life tomorrow

Apr. 25, 2007
Eat, drink, be merry and make a difference. Tomorrow marks Dining Out for Life here in Tacoma and across the United States. There are plenty of local eateries participating...

Corner of Sixth Ave and Sprague a-changing

Apr. 26, 2007
A squirrel in my attic did a little chattering about the strip mall at the five-way corner of Sixth Ave and Sprague. Seems the current owner plans to sell...

Countdown to more La Fondita

Apr. 27, 2007
We enjoyed a great night Dining Out for Life with a couple friends. As I mentioned before, La Fondita [ map ] in the Proctor District is growing and...

Weekend Events ~ Frida, Photos, Parks and more

Apr. 27, 2007
Seems like the buzz of events that come with good weather around here is in full swing. Tonight there are Frida Kahlo inspired bed races and other related fun....

Photos ~ Proctor Farmer's Market and some color in our garden

Apr. 28, 2007
Good day so far. Started with my snapping a few pics of our garden, some drinks and pastries at Forza, then on to the first Proctor Farmer's Market of...

Broadway Center wants your input

Apr. 30, 2007
Got an email from the ol' arts listserv from the Broadway Center. It wasn't advertising any upcoming shows but instead a call for input. They want to know what...

See Old City Hall gallery in the new City Hall

Apr. 30, 2007
Our "photo safari" outing to Old City Hall last month was a total blast that I won't soon forget. A gallery with some of the resulting work is now...
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