Lakewood’s Original House of Donuts opened in 1959 in Lakewood. Last year, it expanded to downtown Tacoma, and now the bakery has branched out again and added a third location. This one is a smaller version of its other bakeries, but will serve the same doughnuts and drip coffee.
The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday.
At the Proctor farmers market on a Saturday morning, Albert McMurry hands a customer a drink. First there’s wary hesitation, then her eyes widen and she starts to smile. It’s a reaction McMurry loves — and the reason why the systems engineer gave up his IT job to make shrubs, elixirs and bitters as Bona Fide Potents.
There’s a 12-foot tree at the entrance to Swan Creek food forest — not that unusual in the forested, 373-acre Tacoma park. Only this tree is different. It has a golden halo in it. The “tree” is actually a sculpture by Acataphasia Grey, one of 13 local artists creating work for an open-air exhibition opening this Saturday with art-making, food talks and a drum circle. Made largely from materials found in the park, the art is intended to draw people to Swan Creek’s Food Forest — and blur the line between natural and man-made.
On Thursday, the National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday. Its second century began with it a daunting task: Make America’s best idea better and do so while facing underfunding, overcrowding, privatization and global warming. The agency’s success will likely be determined by how well it broadens its base of support.
For two years, Tacoma’s Latin Arts Festival has flown mostly under the radar, drawing about 1,000 folks each time. This year, the festival will join with the Hilltop Street Fair on Saturday and expects more than 10,000 visitors.
Three restaurants in the South Sound make what I consider great calzones, but what say you? Make mine with toasted edges and a gooey, molten interior. The more filings the merrier, so long as they don’t devolve into a watery mess. What does your favorite calzone look like?
"I voted for Marco only because I've been a longstanding supporter. It's unfortunate he didn't do his job fully in Washington this term. I do think he deserves another chance. He thought he was doing the right thing (by running for president). That's my only complaint against him. He's a good man." — Diane Martin-Johnson, 66, after voting for Marco Rubio, who won his Republican primary race in Florida to run for U.S. Senate in November.
Tacoma's Urban Sketchers have been roaming the city with pencils and paper for three years now, but this weekend they're going big by hosting the 4th annual West Coast Sketch Crawl. The two days of sketching and sharing are free and open to anyone, from beginner to expert.
Quick, draw! Tacoma hosts the West Coast Sketch Crawl
Wrapped! Tacoma's arty traffic boxes
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