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Meetings in the works about naming new peninsula park

Metro Parks Tacoma is looking for ideas about what to name the peninsula park under construction at Port Defiance Park. Make your suggestion by Aug. 4 at

The construction of the future 11-acre park along Point Defiance’s breakwater peninsula is well underway and now it needs a name.
The park will feature a lawn that could be big enough to host 2,500 people for special events, plus an 18-foot-wide trail, a habitat basin where seals can be found regularly, a pavilion building and three, grass-covered earthen mounds that will lure visitors to their summit lookout points. Work should be completed later this year, so Metro Parks Tacoma would like people to make suggestions on what to call the new attraction. The ultimate decision of what parks and attractions are called rests with the Metro Parks Board of Commissioners, but the suggestions… Read More


Help keep local beaches clean

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has beach cleanups in the works for volunteers to make a difference in the community while enjoying the city’s waterways.
Weather and tides commonly push litter – from plastic water bottles and soda cans to tires and disposable cups and even tires and shards of glass -- from city streets into Commencement Bay, particularly on the north side of Commencement Bay… Read More

Community mourns passing of Tacoma icon Mr. Mac

Sometimes a retail shop is more than just a business. Even if you’d never stepped foot into Hilltop’s Mr. Mac Ltd to browse the racks and marvel at the fedora lined wall, you know the place. Gentlemen have visited for dapper duds and casual wear since 1957. Mr. Mac as a space boasted Hilltop’s… Read More


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Forest Beutel, on harmonica and guitar, is celebrated around Tacoma for writing and performing songs. The featured musician changes for each flea market event.

Tacoma Flea Market is a hidden gem with a Parisian flare

By Tami Jackson

Tacoma’s darling little flea market, where no two vendor stalls seem alike, is where all the shopping is arranged in a wandering pattern for the most dawdling kind of interesting meander. Once up the steps, behind the boutique, or out front and down the street, shoppers will be looking at things that inspire a most whimsical quest for finding unique objects of plunder.
Tacoma’s Flea Market… Read More

Wally and the Beeves vocalist Keely Whitney and Elvis tribute artist Danny Vernon had the crowds laughing and singing at Fife’s Music In The Park.

Plan now to unfold your lawn chairs or throw down a blanket to lounge on the grass at Dacca Park each Friday at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 11. It’s really just the best (family and dog-on-leash friendly) concert happening around. The talent at Fife’s Music In The Park is more than just reputable, as they definitely have inspiring resumes, but the bands change every week. That means there will be… Read More

With the CageSport lightweight championship belt on the line, the challenger made the most of this huge oppor- tunity. Spanaway's Bobby McIntyre bided his time early in the first round, delivering quick fists and kicks before getting back out of


By Justin Gimse

It had been a gorgeous Saturday here in the Puget Sound. After parking my car up on the hill, I began the short walk down to the Emerald Queen Casino. I failed to truly take a good, long look at the sky to see if there was some sort of fantastic, celestial event going on. Had I taken the time, I'm fairly certain I would have witnessed something out of the ordinary. I'm sure our galaxy's planets… Read More



Regina Rogers, who finished her basketball career as the 18th-highest scoring player in UW women’s basketball history, has signed on as head coach of the Tacoma Community College Titan women’s basketball team.Read More



By Sierra Hartman

When I first met William Manzanares, we spent a long time talking about employees – not just his employees, but the whole concept of what employees mean to a business. I’ve worked for a few companies that focused primarily on the more tangible aspects of business like sales and expansion while disregarding major issues like poor retention and low morale. In other words, employees were treated… Read More

‘Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood’ by Trevor Noah

Hands down one of the best books by Trevor Noah, host of the “Daily Show.” “Born a Crime” tells the stories of his younger life growing up in South Africa born of a white father and black mother, which was a crime in those days. I have to admit I listened to the book on Audible and that is… Read More

Our view: Taking steps toward getting serious about our health

Pierce County ranks among the bottom for overall health when compared to other counties in the state. In a report released earlier this year, the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department concluded that the county ranks 24 out of 39 counties in the state for long-term health concerns and community… Read More