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Get to gardening!

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Get to gardening!

There's something intensely satisfying about toiling in the garden on a cool summer morning. Whether it's the feel of damp soil clinging to the underside of your nails or the plucking of sun-ripened vegetables from the vine -- the act of gardening can bring you a sense of "Zen" that

Vacationing in University Place

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Vacationing in University Place

When talking about University Place, you may be tempted to refer to it as a quiet, waterfront neighborhood of Tacoma. You might also be tempted to call it sleepy, or maybe wave your hand dismissively when a friend asks, ‘what's there to do in UP?' because you're pretty sure there's

Hanging out on the Ave

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Hanging out on the Ave

No one goes to Tacoma's 6th Avenue neighborhood to explore the outdoors or catch a glimpse of the sweet waters of the Puget Sound. They go there to experience the funky Tacoma vibe -- the one the gritty city is -- and has been -- known for over the last

Moondoggies, garbage goats and gilded unicorns

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Moondoggies, garbage goats and gilded unicorns

There's nothing like the sun-kissed days of summer here in Washington State, especially after a long and cold winter followed by a soggy spring. So, to welcome in the sun and the season, we decided to hit the road for a weekend getaway to Spokane.  The "Lilac City" is the second-largest

And the award goes to ...

Veterans

And the award goes to ...

In an ideal world, when a National Guard or Reserve servicemember attends annual training, monthly drill or is called to active-duty status, her coworkers and employer are there to support her. They absorb her workload -- probably with a little grumbling -- then work together to finish her projects as

Kitsap Forest Theater

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Kitsap Forest Theater

Pop Quiz: what do you get when you combine a short summer hike into a Rhododendron preserve with live theater under the canopy of conifer trees? You get none other than the Kitsap Forest Theater, an outdoor theater experience found only in the Pacific Northwest. This spring and summer, Kitsap

Sixteen and killin' it ...

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Sixteen and killin' it ...

For some, the appeal of participating in the arts is the ability to breathe life into imaginary worlds -- to take an idea and shape it into artwork you can see, touch, hear or feel. For Syierra Elise Smiley, a screenwriter and high school senior at Tacoma's School of the

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The view from the other side

Every once in a while, a day comes along when Tacoma residents take to the rocky beaches of Commencement Bay despite the drizzling rain or low-hanging clouds. The allure of a solitary walk along the water's edge as the rain patters rhythmically around you is simply too strong to pass

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The crafted, the curated

Have you ever wondered what makes Tacoma's Proctor District so damn charming? We have, and we think we've figured out just what it is: Proctor is a boutique neighborhood. It's a small district packed with locally-owned and operated niche stores in which every detail -- every window display, bushel of

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The windy drive to Tenino

Part of the charm off traveling through Washington State lies in the drive. We're talking about a classic drive through small, sleepy towns hidden along brush-covered back roads; the kind of drive where trees rise like giants on the edge of the pavement and the sun peeks down at you

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