When 6-Year old Bella Baker was crowned Jr. Miss Washington over 33 other competitors last weekend, she had a decision to make. Every competitor had to bring school supplies to enter the competition and the winner would get to donate them all to a charity of their choice, on behalf of National American Miss. Luckily for Bella, she knew just the one, Tacoma Mainstay Charlie’s Dinosaur.
Charlie’s Dinosaur is a non-profit organization established in 2012 after the tragic death of Charlie and Braden Powell at their father’s hand. started by five Pierce County Detectives (including Ed Troyer, Baker’s grandfather,) to gather materials to help children moving out of abuse and into… Read More
The 2012 Masters degree Ben Warner earned at the University of Washington-Tacoma was in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
“They didn't have a program called ‘skateboarding,’” Warner deadpanned.
Now 32, Warner has always lived in Tacoma, and skateboarded as long as he can remember. The city raised him, from school mentors to the Boys and Girls Club he hung out in as a kid.
A group tasked with developing a business plan for the municipally owned Click Network emerged at a joint study session of the Tacoma Public Utilities Board and the Tacoma City Council to present its conclusion. The committee met behind closed doors for the last five months and presented its work… Read More
The “I Love the '90s” tour will take over the Tacoma Dome on Friday, Aug. 26. A lot of you will be there, but we're wondering how much you really love and remember '90s pop music. Take our quiz, and then check your answers over here. (Also, click… Read More
Oh what a season it has been for the Tacoma Rainiers. With just 13 games remaining on the regular season schedule, the boys of Cheney Stadium are on the cusp of pulling off a rarity in any sport, and at any level. Back on April 7 when the season was brand spanking new, the Rainiers defeated Albuquerque by a score of 6-5. Following the game, Tacoma found itself on top of the Pacific Coast League… Read More
When I first met Meg deGravelles last year, it began with a big smile and a firm handshake. Her rugby team, the Tacoma Sirens, had just wrapped up a match and Meg was thrilled to see some media out at their home turf at the Portland Ave. Playfields. The Tacoma Weekly followed with a well-received… Read More
When the U.S. economy began taking a serious nosedive in 2007, the repercussions on businesses were felt coast to coast – not the ideal time to launch a new company. However, the most successful entrepreneurs know that the time is right to start a business when the necessity is there, not always when the time is right. You just have to get up and do it and that’s just what Dan Peterson did when… Read More
Email etiquette. Nowadays, a vast amount of our business communication happens in the realm of electronic mail. And often, we never even get a chance to meet face to face with the people we email. That's why it's so important that we realize it's not only the words we write in emails that matter,… Read More
Summer is ending and back-to-school bells are primed to ring. Some of those students returning to classrooms won’t have all the materials they need without your help.
Far too many students will lack the basic school supplies needed on the first day of school. Communities In Schools of Tacoma,… Read More