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Photos ~ Northwest Trek office outing

Jul. 1, 2007
Our office was treated to an outing at Northwest Trek last Friday morning. Since we did a rush job for them they thanked us by offering up a hayride...

Last Tuesday recap

Jul. 2, 2007
Seriously, I'm behind a bit on blog entries. Nevertheless, I give you a recap of my very busy and fulfilling last Tuesday night. With all the hubbub about the...

Central Tacoma beauty on the market

Jul. 2, 2007
I don't normally post about homes for sale but this one's special. Our great friends Angela and Steve live there currently and we've spent plenty of time there. So,...

Daily Index feature on Tacoma historic districts

Jul. 2, 2007
Received via email: Tomorrow's edition of the Index includes a lengthy feature on Tacoma's historic districts. Whitman residents Pat McGregor and Dave Stafursky are leading an effort to seek...

Take a peek at a secret downtown park

Jul. 3, 2007
Tucked between a couple buildings toward the top of the hill off 9th Street is a little gem of a park. I was reminded of it after recent discussion...

Happy 4th of July!

Jul. 4, 2007
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! I'm certainly not one for blind patriotism but we are fortunate to live in such a great...

Photos ~ 2007 Tacoma fireworks over Commencement Bay

Jul. 5, 2007
I'm skipping over the entry about the daytime Freedom Fair activities [for now] to get right to the good stuff. Fireworks! Sarah dropped me off as far down 36th...

Call for "D" Street overpass art

Jul. 5, 2007
Want a chance to make your mark on the new "D" Street Overpass without resorting to graffiti? The City of Tacoma wants artists to apply for the job of...

Terry's Office Tavern does the trick

Jul. 6, 2007
Yesterday was a pretty warm one especially out in the Sun. Friends Angela and Steve joined Sarah and I last night after riding their bike to our house. After...

Picking up skimboarding again

Jul. 8, 2007
Seeing that skimboarding competition a few weeks ago out at Dash Point inspired me to get on a board again for the first time since high school. That was...

Art on the Ave today!

Jul. 8, 2007
I have something to confess. I told someone not to go to Art on the Ave yesterday. I told them to go today 'cause the guy was assuming it...

Photos ~ Art on the Ave 2007

Jul. 8, 2007
We had a great time out at Art on the Ave today. The weather was stunning and there was a great crowd. The clouds stuck around most of the...

Wine, beer, gelato, and sorbetto all at Firehouse

Jul. 9, 2007
So they really are cranking things up a notching at Firehouse over on 6th and Union. As I mentioned earlier, they're still yet to wisely add beer and wine...

A farewell from Steak Out's Gary

Jul. 9, 2007
While at Art on the Ave yesterday I saw a sign in the window at the former Gary's Steak Out. It bid a fond farewell to locals after 20...

Multimedia Monday - The Kalakala, Ma Chihuly's balls, and preemptive cool down

Jul. 9, 2007
Plenty of fun stuff popping up online to tantalize the eyes and ears. See how TAM installed Ma Chihuly's glass spheres in that cool infinity reflective outdoor display case....

Tacoma Photo Gang - 5 Mile Drive

Jul. 10, 2007
On Saturday I joined the Tacoma Photo Gang on a photoroll at Point Defiance Park's 5 Mile Drive. As if clandestine operatives we all met by the statue of...

New United Methodist and old bricks

Jul. 10, 2007
Looks like renovation of the First United Methodist is underway at their new location on the corner of 7th and Tacoma. Work began late last month and will be...

Cool off with Click! and KFnet

Jul. 11, 2007
I helped local cable and internet provider Click! out with a fun little project airing on their Channel One today. Sometimes beating the heat is all mental. That's why,...

'Dragonfly' lands in Dome District

Jul. 12, 2007
A couple weeks ago I noted that the old Premium Motors building was undergoing some change. Little did I know something would occupy the space so soon. Dragonfly set...

Weekend Events ~ Blues, Bridges and more

Jul. 13, 2007
Summer weekends are always busy with events and this one is no exception. Saturday starts with a Transformers collectible convention out at the King Oscar. The Old Town Blues...

Corina set to re-open Monday 7/16

Jul. 13, 2007
After being closed for a remodel your favorite confectionery and mine Corina Cake Bakery will re-open Monday, July 16th. Prep your sweet tooth and stop by to see their...

Funds setup for family of Zina Linnik

Jul. 13, 2007
My heart goes out to the family of Zina Linnik and to everyone in Tacoma who worked so hard to try and find her. Two local banks now have...

Happy Birthday, new Narrows bridge!

Jul. 15, 2007
I'd consider any birthday party a success when 50,000+ people show up. Today was amazing. From dawn 'til dinner I was down at the opening festivities for the new...

Photos ~ Narrows Bridge opening day [update 1]

Jul. 16, 2007
As I mentioned yesterday, I have a few more photos I'd like to post from opening day of the new Narrows Bridge. When you snap 700+ pics it's hard...

Photos ~ Newly remodeled Corina Bakery

Jul. 16, 2007
Thanks goodness their phone message was right. Though it said they'd be opening again "Monday" I wasn't entirely sure which Monday they meant. Well, today is the day and...

Goats make a come back at Blueberry Park

Jul. 17, 2007
In case you missed them last year, the goats are coming back to work this summer at Blueberry Park [ map ]. From the Metro Parks press release: Metro...

A couple changes over at Freighthouse

Jul. 18, 2007
A couple changes to note over at Freighthouse. First, the Spirit of Washington dinner train folks are taking over suite 101. The former space of a massage parlor toward...

Third Thursday Artwalk for 7/19

Jul. 19, 2007
That's right, tonight is yet another Third Thursday Artwalk kinda' night. As always, there's plenty going on. The local "big 3" museums always get involved by waving admission today....

Video ~ Pretty, shiny lights

Jul. 19, 2007
Being a child of video games (no offense, mom and dad) I'm a big fan of all things eye candy. So this weekend when I got my first look...

Photos ~ Third Thursday Artwalk for 7/19 (update 1)

Jul. 19, 2007
We had a great time out after work tonight. Artwalk didn't disappoint but before we took in art we took in some calories. Thanks the the happy hour over...

Big fan of SoDo Tacoma

Jul. 20, 2007
So while at Third Thursday last night I think I realized how much I love our area of downtown. I say "our area" because my office is down here....

NarrowsBridgeLights.org in the news

Jul. 21, 2007
After a huge success on opening day gathering input from the public and showing our efforts to date, today there are two articles in the paper about the efforts...

Tacoma Photo Gang - Stormed on in Steilacoom (update 3)

Jul. 22, 2007
Despite what you might consider a sure weather bet in July, the Tacoma Photo Gang got a bit wet yesterday. We met up in downtown Steilacoom where were started...

Serenity Spa set for Fall '07 opening

Jul. 23, 2007
While enjoying dinner at Puget Sound Pizza the other day Sarah, Angela and I noticed a sign hanging from a condo going up nearby. A place called Serenity Spa...

More trains at Freighthouse

Jul. 24, 2007
Freighthouse now has the Sounder, the Link, will soon have the dinner train, and eventually the Amtrak station and light rail to Seattle. They now also have model trains....

Video ~ Bagpipers practice in our neighborhood

Jul. 25, 2007
It's not often 'round these parts one hears the sound of bagpipes blowing around in the wind. As Sarah and I sat watching some TV last night, we heard...

Winfield's closed (update 1)

Jul. 25, 2007
Intrepid KFnet friend Erik B. tossed a comment on an old entry that Winfield's Twisted Cue Club is out of business and closed. I'll look into it and have...

LeMay gets new marketing blood

Jul. 26, 2007
Received via email: America's Car Museum welcomes Elisabeth Piper Davidson to the LeMay staff effective July 23, 2007 as Director of Marketing and Communications. Davidson just completed her PhD...

Report: Improving Downtown Transit and Parking

Jul. 26, 2007
Exciting stuff received via email: Today, the Transit and Parking Advisory Committee released a ten-page report, titled Improving Downtown Transit and Parking. The report details a simple strategy to...

Downtown loses window into crime

Jul. 27, 2007
Though intrepid in her efforts and faithful to the safety of her part of downtown, Laura Hanan is nolonger posting images of local crime online. In an email, she...

Tickled by the Tempest

Jul. 29, 2007
I know "tickled" is a cheesy word but I was. Co-owner of the Tempest Lounge Michelle has the demeanor of a server in a Southern diner but surrounded by...

What's growing in your garden?

Jul. 30, 2007
I wanted to share a warm, summer morning scene with you this Monday. No, it's not a sunny sunrise but a small slice of the bounty that is our...

Photos ~ Minor damage to Marcato after car accident

Jul. 30, 2007
As Exit133 reported, a car hit the Marcato condos this afternoon. I stopped by a minute ago and the Tacoma Ave. is wide open and the car that hit...

Photo ~ Jupiter from our backyard

Jul. 31, 2007
Look to the south on these clear Summer evenings and that bright star you see out there is Jupiter. We yanked out our telescope last night to take a...
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