Stir crazy? Here is where you are ALLOWED to go or do

By RangerKen on March 25, 2020

Here are the suggestions for March 25.  Please exercise social distancing - these are all approved by the State of Washington.

Take out suggestion of the day: Boathouse 19

Great food, the BLT Salad, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup and the Macaroni & Cheese are a couple of my favorites. For desert, the Blueberry Old Fashioned Shake is wonderful.

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Bonus: Picking up your order here allows you a little time to enjoy the waters of the Puget Sound. Maybe take a walk around the massive parking lot of the Marina.

Boathouse 19, open daily noon to 7 p.m., 9001 S 19th St., Tacoma, 253.565.1919,

Stretch your legs and earn a buck

If you are stuck at home, restless and want to earn some extra cash, the following grocers/retailers are looking for help ramping up their online grocery options, as well as pickup/delivery, courtesy The News Tribune.

>>Safeway/Albertsons: Hiring thousands, particularly in Western Washington and Oregon. Go to

>>Fred Meyer/QFC: Parent company Kroger is hiring more than 10,000 nationwide. Go to

>>Amazon: Hiring 100,000 warehouse workers, shoppers and delivery drivers. No resume or past experience required. Go to for details. Amazon over the weekend also announced its hourly workers at U.S. warehouses will receive double pay after 40 hours for overtime, up from the 1.5-times rate, in a period from March 15 through May 9.

>>Walmart: Hiring 150,000, with more than 2,100 associates to be hired in Washington state to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. Go to

>>Instacart: Hiring 300,000 nationwide. Go to

Shipt: The competing delivery service to Instacart is hiring thousands. Go to

>>Dollar Tree: Hiring 25,000 full- and part-time workers for its stores and distribution centers. Go to

>>CVS: Hring 50,000 nationwide. Go to

7-Eleven: Hiring as many as 20,000. Go to

>>Domino’s and Pizza Hut: Both hiring for various positions. Go to or

Still swinging

The Home Course in Dupont will be open for golf, at least for today. Beyond that? They and other area courses are attempting to get clarity, but for today, game on.

They are intent on creating an environment of organized social distancing and taking steps to provide a safe environment. Including:

Extra cleaning and sanitizing.

Removing the bunker rakes.

Resetting the cups and leaving the liner 1-inch above the ground. If your ball hits the cup and stays within a club length, consider it holed.

They will no longer be renting power carts or pull carts.

Driving range will also be closed. 

All tee times will need to booked and paid online. 

The Golf House Grill is currently closed during this time. They will still be serving food and drinks at our turn-stand window for take-out orders or for taking on the course. 

For more information go to,