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Helping military spouses start their own business

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Helping military spouses start their own business

Kimberlee Cavin, the owner of DuPont small business Pine and Moss, remembers the struggles to establish a business as a military spouse. Each month she hosts a Small Business Collective which supports small businesses without store fronts. "Prior to opening Pine and Moss, I was just another military spouse trying to

Explore the Chinese Reconciliation Park

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Explore the Chinese Reconciliation Park

Driving on the flyover from Schuster Parkway to Ruston Way you may have noticed a Chinese pavilion and park below the overpass. This lovely park is the Chinese Reconciliation Park. The sculptured landscape of this Chinese garden marks a dark time in Tacoma history. On Nov. 3, 1855 a large group

Get ready for the Spouses’ Club Kris Kringle Market 2022

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Get ready for the Spouses’ Club Kris Kringle Market 2022

The Spouses' Club of Lewis-McChord (SCLM) Kris Kringle Market takes place Nov. 18-19, 2022, at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Get into the holiday spirit at this family friendly event which is modeled after the Christmas markets in Europe. Enjoy an indoor beer garden, more than 15 food trucks, photos with

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

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Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

Tacoma Restaurant Week actually takes place over two weeks running Oct. 16-20 and Oct. 23-27, 2022. Each restaurant will offer a three course dinner ranging from $30 to $58 and the restaurants open for lunch will offer a two course lunch ranging from $15 to $25. Tacoma Restaurant Week is a

The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival opens

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The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival opens

The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival (TFF) kicks off Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 with a preview of local filmmakers Isaac Olsen and Justin and Rob Peterson's new documentary of The Ventures, Tacoma's rock royalty. The Ventures are the most successful group to come out of Tacoma as well as being

Explore Lakewood’s International District

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Explore Lakewood’s International District

When you enter Lakewood's International District it's almost like stepping into another country. Hangul (the Korean alphabet) signs line the buildings and compete for your attention. Known locally as Koreatown, you'll find a variety of restaurants with authentic Korean food and shops with Korean made items. Korean Barbecue is very popular

The Proctor District: Take another look

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The Proctor District: Take another look

Centralized at the intersection of North 26th Street and Proctor is one of the first established neighborhood business districts in Tacoma. It is one of 15 in the city, and it is where there are a cluster of businesses in a walkable neighborhood. The Proctor Business District has been the

It’s Washington State Fair time

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It’s Washington State Fair time

The 2022 Washington State Fair kicked off on Sept. 2, and runs through Sept. 25. This is the first Washington State Fair without restrictions since 2019. The first fair took place in 1900 in Puyallup and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest, as well as one of the largest

Agents of Discovery mobile app encourages kids to get outside

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Agents of Discovery mobile app encourages kids to get outside

The Agents of Discovery Mobile App is a free educational tool to encourage families who want to spend more time outdoors. Think Pokemon Go but for nature. Six Metro Parks Tacoma locations offer missions. You'll also find eight partners from Seattle to Snoqualmie with additional missions. Become a Puget Sound

Colorful fall foliage walks and drives near JBLM

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Colorful fall foliage walks and drives near JBLM

Even though Washington is known as the evergreen state due to the Douglas Firs and pine trees that remain green year-round there are plenty of places to see stunning fall foliage near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with stunning color. These colors really seems to pop when contrasted with the evergreens

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