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Find the art among the trees at Swan Creek Food Forest

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.

TNT Diner

Hunting for the perfect calzone in the Tacoma area

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?

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Quotations in the News

"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.

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Quick, draw! Tacoma hosts the West Coast Sketch Crawl

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.
Rosemary Ponnekanti rponnekanti@thenewstribune.com
Quick, draw! Tacoma hosts the West Coast Sketch Crawl 1:42

Quick, draw! Tacoma hosts the West Coast Sketch Crawl

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Wrapped! Tacoma's arty traffic boxes

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Trailer: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

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Check out 7 Seas Brewing's new Tacoma digs