People gathered at Chick-fil-A in Puyallup Wednesday in order to camp out for the opening of the store. Some had arrived as early as 5:15 in the morning in order to get one of the 100 gift cards the franchise said it would be giving away at 6 a.m. Thursday.
Joe Barnes got down on one knee at the Sumner Cemetery to proposal to his girlfriend of six years, Kristi Giste. Giste's father passed away in 2011, and her mother passed away last year. Both were put to rest at the Sumner Cemetery. Barnes knew it would mean a lot of to Giste to be surrounded by those she loves, and invited 17 friends to surprise Giste at the proposal on Oct. 2.
The planned extension of Tacoma Link light rail will likely attract new business and residents to the once-troubled Hilltop neighborhood. UWT lecturer William Towey feels careful planning, particularly consideration for lower-income residents, is necessary to make the project succeed for all parties.