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Photos ~ Dockyard Derby Dames bout

Oct. 1, 2007
Saturday night Sarah, ensie, and I went to the third bout of the Dockyard Derby Dames' season. We didn't entirely know what we were getting into but had a...

Sunday, Funny Sunday [belated] ~ Keepin' It Together

Oct. 2, 2007
Call 1-800-ZIPP-TIE for all your trucking security needs. Got any amusing pics or video you'd like featured on Sunday (or whichever day I happen to post them)? Send 'em my...

Joeseppi's feeds Home Makeover crew

Oct. 3, 2007
Local restranteur and all around great guy Joe Stortini of Joeseppi's is feeding crews on the set of an Extreme Home Makeover happening in Kirkland. A truck has been...

Downtown development town hall meeting tonight

Oct. 3, 2007
Like downtown Tacoma and want to hear what some local decision makers and business leaders have to say? There's a town hall discussion about it (though not at town...

Out of the Office

Oct. 4, 2007
I'm heading out today through Saturday so it'll be a bit quieter here on the ol' website. Our company is taking a retreat to the Hood Canal area to...

Photos ~ Atlas Foundry fire post-explosion

Oct. 6, 2007
We didn't feel anything due to an afternoon nap but we awoke to news of the explosion down in the Nalley Valley. Sounds like there were a series of...

Photos ~ Atlas Foundry fire aftermath

Oct. 7, 2007
Just wanted to post a couple more shots of the aftermath from that Atlas Foundry explosion yesterday. Local damage to the Atlas facility is pretty severe with partial collapse...

One Heart and a movie next door

Oct. 8, 2007
Seems like an unavoidable combination since the Grand Cinema and One Heart Cafe next door to one another. We certainly took advantage of it yesterday during an afternoon downpour....

Boarded windows now adorn corner of 24th and Pacific

Oct. 8, 2007
How absolutely charming. Probably a good move for the spot, however, considering how many of the windows have been broken out there lately. I'm not a native enough of...

Neighborhood Market expired from my list

Oct. 9, 2007
After grabbing food at The Red Hot a couple weeks ago Sarah and I remembered we needed some milk so we crossed the street to Neighborhood Market. [ map...

Proctor Chocolate Fest should tempt more people

Oct. 10, 2007
Seriously. Something like this should have banners all over town because I can't think of a much better topic for a festival than chocolate. Sarah and I found a...

Photos ~ Balfour Docks construction underway

Oct. 10, 2007
The pieces of our urban waterfront are coming together nicely for all the world to see at the Tall Ships 2008. Approval of a loan from the City Council...

69K sq ft medical complex proposed for S. 19th

Oct. 11, 2007
The Madison Park Medical Center could soon be joining the Snake Lake neighborhood. The now green space and former junk bus lot at the end of Proctor on 19th...

Happy 3 PSP!

Oct. 11, 2007
Today is Puget Sound Pizza's 3rd birthday and Jim couldn't be more proud. Celebrate with them tonight as DJ Aaron Mack will be spinning 80s music and more starting...

Tacoma Armory gallery at City Hall

Oct. 12, 2007
Photographs from the August photo safari through Tacoma's National Guard Armory are on display now at City Hall. The tour led people and their cameras through the 100 year...

Sign an ad, support climate change conversation

Oct. 12, 2007
Citizen's for a Healthy Bay want to get the word out about Oct. 25th's "Day of Conversation on Climate Change". You can show your support by signing a full-page...

Sunday, Funny Sunday ~ Heron Power

Oct. 14, 2007
Green power from burning blue herons. Got any amusing pics or video you'd like featured on Sunday (or whichever day I happen to post them)? Send 'em my way...

Tacoma Photo Gang - Foggy in Nisqually

Oct. 14, 2007
Though it wasn't raining so I won't complain. Actually, after a foggy early morning breakfast meet-up at Norma's just off I-5 the weather gradually cleared for us. After food...

2007 Tour of Urban Living ~ The Roberson

Oct. 15, 2007
After 21 months of construction The Roberson is showing itself to be formidable in the downtown condo market competition. Though visitors this weekend had to remove their shoes airport-style...

'Chaos into Order' video

Oct. 15, 2007
Received via the TacomaArt listserv: David Derickson created this six minute 'review' of Chaos into Order, a six hour performance art piece at Art on the Ave 2007, Tacoma,...

2007 Tour of Urban Living ~ Thea's Landing

Oct. 16, 2007
After [re]viewing the Roberson we headed down to a now veteran of downtown living space. Thea's Landing may have just the ticket if waterfront apartments (with a few condos...

Atlas Foundry security camera video

Oct. 16, 2007
The News Tribune posted a surveillance video from the site of the Atlas Foundry explosion two weekends ago. In it you can see the truck begin fuming white gas...

2007 Tour of Urban Living ~ Walker

Oct. 17, 2007
Last stop after the Roberson and Thea's Landing on the tour took us to Walker (don't believe there's a "the" in front of that). Big dislike first: the place...

Plan Your Trip ~ Arts in Tacoma

Oct. 17, 2007
The regional online publication Crosscut has a thoughtful piece from the other day about Tacoma's growing arts community. The article centers around a theme of Tacoma's age old rivalry...

Morbid ads make me sad while happily browsing events

Oct. 18, 2007
While prepping a presentation for work I took a glance at the News Tribune's events calendar. Though a bit of a mess there's some good info on there. Unfortunately,...

Brave the storm for Art Walk

Oct. 18, 2007
Despite a cancellation of today's Go Local wrap-up and final Broadway Farmers' Market of the season (babies) Art Walk is still on tonight. The winds are picking up out...

More ships on Schuster: Blocking views or building business?

Oct. 19, 2007
The company that owns the docks where two military cargo ships sit along Schuster Parkway wants to clean up their dock and possibly expand. The article in the News...

Photos ~ Weekend front yard makeover

Oct. 22, 2007
This weekend wasn't much for resting from the work week. Instead, Sarah and I set out to re-create our front yard with the help of a couple great friends...

Video ~ Front yard makeover time-lapse

Oct. 23, 2007
We had a great time this weekend making over our entire front yard. I setup one of my webcams to snap shots of the project and came up with...

Coffee & Rhetoric for 10/25

Oct. 25, 2007
It's the fourth Thursday of the month again and time for another Coffee & Rhetoric. Tonight's topic is the Middle East. The guest is Iranian born, American educated local...

Video ~ Transponder collection plate

Oct. 25, 2007
Ever tire of collection plates in church? Maybe the whole "giving" thing isn't the problem but passing that plate around is really a time drainer. Have no fear because...

McCabe's manager on last night's shootings

Oct. 25, 2007
With our office only half a block away it was a bit of a shock this morning to see the crime scene around McCabe's blocked off. This afternoon, via...

Avanti re-imagined as Biella

Oct. 26, 2007
Avanti at the Marriot downtown has been made over. It's now Biella by Ruth Michelle and offers more than just the regular spa. Among the to-be-expected spa options there's...

A little dizzy from the Sushi Revolution

Oct. 26, 2007
I met up with a few folks from the office for lunch on my day off at the new Sushi Revolution [ map ] restaurant over by the Tacoma...

i.FeedTacoma.com launches local blogging tools

Oct. 29, 2007
Anyone can now get into the local blogging action over at FeedTacoma. My inaugural post has brief instructions to get you started. As FeedTacoma has grown I've found some...

Be in a Dia del los Muertos band

Oct. 30, 2007
Jamie from Thrice All American has rallied together a pile of sheet music and a group of musicians to play at this Friday's Dia de los Muertos celebration on...

Post-it style graffiti

Oct. 31, 2007
Being the big fan of SoDo Tacoma that I am, I'm sometimes encouraged and sometimes not so much. In the case of graffiti in the area, I'm not sure...

Free flu shots Sunday @ Allenmore

Oct. 31, 2007
As a part of their annual open house and new building "C" MultiCare is offering free health screenings and flu shots. Most importantly, however, they're offering free valet parking....

Blogging Ninja's Halloween live blog

Oct. 31, 2007
Some wacko ninja who fancies himself a blogger emailed me the following account of his day.8:47amNo good looks from other drivers. Bummer. 11:50amBlogging ninja is so stealthy cameras have a...
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