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Meet your community at Lakewood’s New Year, New You Event

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Meet your community at Lakewood’s New Year, New You Event

Love Lakewood New Year, New You Event kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Fort Steilacoom Park. Experience the power of community by joining us for a free Welcome Walk. The gentle 1.5-mile walk is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting at Shelter 1, the walk takes you

Exploring Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District

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Exploring Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District

The Yakima Valley in Washington produces over 77 percent of the total United States hop crop according to the Washington Beer Commission. It is no wonder that craft breweries are so abundant in Tacoma. The historic Brewery District in Tacoma was once home to several breweries including iconic brands like

Discover Tacoma with a Pretty Gritty Tour

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Discover Tacoma with a Pretty Gritty Tour

You won't get stuck on a dry, boring tour with Pretty Gritty Tours. The company was founded by Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark who spent 10 years as travel journalists and experienced their fair share of awful tours. The two brought in guides who are artists and historians who love

Put these Pacific Northwest products on your holiday shopping lists

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Put these Pacific Northwest products on your holiday shopping lists

The holidays are upon us, and it is time to start thinking of gifts for family and friends. Don't forget hostess gifts when attending events at someone's home. Purchasing local products helps to support our community. Small businesses are so generous supporting school auctions, sports teams, and nonprofits so shopping

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

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