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Photos ~ Deer in our neighborhoods

Aug. 1, 2007
There are lots of small critters that live out their lives among us. But bigger ones aren't often seen in such densely populated areas. Now, I know we've had...

Constitutions Matter - Reasons City Council Should Enforce Billboard Ordinance by Erik Bjornson

Aug. 2, 2007
Thanks to downtown attorney and KFnet friend Erik Bjornson for sending in the following post: Just over 10 years ago, Tacoma passed the billboard ordinance to stop the proliferation...

Action at the Elks building

Aug. 2, 2007
KFnet friend Michael pointed out that on his walk to work he saw some activity over at the old Elks building. Though it's not be full-scale renovation just yet,...

T-town bloggers represent at KOMO blogger meet-up

Aug. 3, 2007
KOMO TV held a local blogger meet-up last night and a proud contingent of Tacoma's finest on the web carpooled up to join in the fun. After receiving an...

KFnet household now with little bird

Aug. 4, 2007
Along with squirrels in the attic, little birds can be quite informative creatures for local bloggers like me. Well, now our household includes such a creature but, I assure...

Photos ~ Rainiers game featuring many scary creatures

Aug. 5, 2007
Well I ended a super busy day Saturday and joined No Rhubarb's frinklin for a great night out at a Rainiers game. The visiting Zooperstars morbidly drew us there...

Photos ~ 2007 Proctor Arts Festival and new neighborhood mural

Aug. 6, 2007
My Saturday this weekend started off with a cool morning stroll around Proctor. What made that day different was that the main streets were closed off and I was...

A note from Nick-n-Willy's in Proctor

Aug. 6, 2007
While out snapping shots of that great new mural yesterday, I also peeked in to see how Nick-n-Willy's is coming along. A note on their window clued me in...

Connecting via video from afar

Aug. 6, 2007
Sarah's been away for a deserved vacation with a couple girlfriends in Cabo since last Thursday and I miss her. Over the weekend, however, I discovered something new and...

Beans & Seens to talk photos tonight

Aug. 7, 2007
The Tacoma Photo Gang is continuing their passion for pics tonight by getting together for the group's third Beans & Seens. They meet at least once a month to...

Happy 1st Birthday FeedTacoma!

Aug. 7, 2007
Yea, I know it's a bit like wishing it to myself but it's more a shout-out to the others that have helped make the site possible. One year to...

Constitutions Matter: Graffiti on Graffiti

Aug. 8, 2007
So it appears repeated calls on the local Internets to enhance local "Constitutions Matter" billboards have been heeded. A couple tips led me to five such altered signs. The...

Menu posted at Mary's Burger Bistro

Aug. 8, 2007
Knowing my love for SoDo as you do you can imagine seeing a menu posted for Mary's Burger Bistro had me pretty pumped. Best part is it looks pretty...

TAM spreads the wifi love

Aug. 9, 2007
I like art and I likes my internet. Now I can get both over at the Tacoma Art Museum! From their press release: Tacoma Art Museum now provides free...

Paint the Funk[oma]

Aug. 9, 2007
Funkoma Vintage in the Dome District on 26th wants help making a home of their building. They're going to open their facade to anyone who wants to slap some...

Photos ~ Hotrod-a-rama

Aug. 10, 2007
Last weekend's Hotrod-a-rama was really impressive. I haven't been to one until this year and was blown away by all the cars. I know nothing about vehicles like the...

Girl Trouble "My Hometown" video

Aug. 10, 2007
Just got an email with a link over to a Girl Trouble video. It's for a song called "My Hometown" and it's pretty solid. The group, which admittedly I'd...

Photos ~ TAM's 'Glitter' aftermath

Aug. 11, 2007
After enjoying a bit of the opening night of Showcase Tacoma we headed over to TAM for their shindig. Sarah, In-Tacoma's Michael and I walked into the presenting of...

Photos ~ 2007 Showcase Tacoma

Aug. 13, 2007
This year Showcase Tacoma scaled back the physical size a bit but still had plenty to offer. There was art all over and music in the air. As with...

Mad Jack's licks ice cream competition

Aug. 14, 2007
After a great day out at Showcase Tacoma on Saturday Sarah and I met up with Angela and Steve for dinner. While in the restaurant parking lot I noticed...

FeedTacoma $75 birthday giveaway

Aug. 15, 2007
FeedTacoma.com had its first birthday last week and, to celebrate this week, is giving away $75 worth of local gift certificates. You just have to reply to the contest...

Opening night meet-up at The Red Hot

Aug. 15, 2007
The Red Hot [ map ] opens today and tonight at 6pm we're gonna fill the place up. Now that their menu is posted, I'm pretty stoked. The Chicago...

Photo Safari in the armory, Aug. 28

Aug. 15, 2007
The last photo safari inside Old City Hall was a great time. Next up is the old National Guard Armory. Check it out: Join the City of Tacoma and...

Opening night at The Red Hot (update 2)

Aug. 16, 2007
Chris Miller's baby The Red Hot opened yesterday on 6th Ave. Thanks to a little bit of forum-based organization we helped bring a good-sized group of people to the...

Old Wonderbread/Hostess building up for grabs

Aug. 17, 2007
That lovely old brick building at S. 7th and Sprague that used to house a Wonderbread/Hostess thrift shop is going up for bid. The 35,000+ square foot building is...

Tacoma Photo Group - Hiking in Hilltop

Aug. 17, 2007
The Tacoma photo group over on Flickr is heading out tomorrow to the Hilltop area of town. They're hoping to enjoy the morning snapping shots of an area quickly...

Photos ~ Glass Roots despite dicey weather

Aug. 19, 2007
Just got back from my first visit to the Glass Roots Festival downtown. I've missed it previously but finally made it down this time around. Embellish Salon is the...

Changing the world through lunch in Tacoma?

Aug. 20, 2007
A new website on the scene created by Brian Dorsey from Seattle aims to break folks out of the comfort zones and meet new people. The site is called...

Mary's now opening Aug. 22

Aug. 20, 2007
I posted a note in the FeedTacoma forums but wanted to also do so here. Mary's Burger Bistro isn't opening 'til this Wednesday, 8/22. In an email Mary herself...

Vote today

Aug. 21, 2007
Today is our primary election. Here's a list of polling places and if you're voting by mail be sure to have it post marked today or drop it by...

Counting down the minutes to Mary's

Aug. 21, 2007
I had a chance to finally meet the woman behind Mary's Burger Bistro. We've been swapping emails for the last couple months and it was great for her to...

Lunch at Old Milwaukee Cafe

Aug. 22, 2007
After numerous weekend morning attempts at breakfast with no luck Sarah and I were finally able to make it to Old Milwaukee Cafe [ map ] for lunch. The...

Breakfast and lunch at Mary's (update 2)

Aug. 22, 2007
I started my first day exposure to the new Mary's Burger Bistro at about 7am today. I placed my order at their charming walk-up window then headed inside to...

Tacoma Photo Gang - Upper Tacoma

Aug. 23, 2007
Last Saturday the Tacoma Photo Gang got together in Upper Tacoma/Hilltop. The place is rich with some great buildings and will certainly be changing over the next few years....

No general election bid but Marty still needs your help

Aug. 23, 2007
Marty Campbell posted a conciliatory letter on his homepage. In it he congratulates the two candidates in his race moving on to the general election and he asks for...

Photos ~ Rainiers 8, Beavers 4

Aug. 24, 2007
Last night was definitely a good night for baseball. Certainly the weather and dollar beer and hot dog night drew a couple full parking lots worth of people to...

Good to Go for more dinero

Aug. 24, 2007
Heard from a co-worker and an article in the News Tribune that those transponders used for tolls across the Narrows will soon cost new customers some money. Each sticker...

White Buffalo what now?

Aug. 24, 2007
Yea, they may want to consider a different font. I'm just sayin'....

Parking lot of dreams

Aug. 27, 2007
If someone told you, fair Tacoma, that the LeMay car museum promised to dazzle anyone passing through Tacoma was to start construction this winter, would you believe them? Well...

Storefront murals unveiled at Music & Murals Sep. 8

Aug. 27, 2007
There are some beautiful murals around Hilltop as I was happy to notice while out with the Photo Gang a couple weekends ago. According to the following press release,...

Food goings-on this week

Aug. 29, 2007
Lots of food related stuff going on this week in town. It was great news to finally get word yesterday about hello, cupcake's opening. Their owner Reina is thrilled...

Central Neighborhood seeking new board members

Aug. 29, 2007
Tacoma's Central Neighborhood Council (CNC) is looking for a new board member. They have one seat available and are always looking for alternates. You can get involved by filling...

Greek cuisine deserves a hearty 'Opa!'

Aug. 30, 2007
After organizing a bit a few of us local blogger types got together to try the new Greek restaurant Opa! just past Pearl on Sixth Ave. Jenyum organized the...

First taste at hello, cupcake (update 2)

Aug. 30, 2007
And I say "first" because it won't be my last. Wow. The wait was totally worth it. Downtown's newest delight hello, cupcake is doing a soft, work-out-the-bugs opening today...
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