Exit133 is about Tacoma
For too long the old Baywatch apartments sat empty at the corner of 7th and Fawcett. But soon the nearly 100 year-old apartment building will again be home to residents.
MDC, a long-time Tacoma nonprofit focused on addressing root causes of poverty, has spent the last year, and $4.1Read more
Over the weekend the McKinley neighborhood held its first street fair in several years. There was a great turnout, with perfect street fair weather and lots of family fun.
We also heard that Tacoma's SWAT team turned out - mostly via several lively conversations on various social networks. To sayRead more
At this week's study session the City Council will be updated on Tacoma's citywide strategic visioning process. The citywide outreach effort included the July 30 Tacoma 2025 visioning workshop, which saw hundreds of attendees, as well as ongoing opportunities to comment onlineRead more
The developers of Point Ruston are suing the City of Ruston. For a lot of money.
The News Tribune reported on Friday that Point Ruston LLC has given the small town warning that it intends to sue for what it calls "environmental malfeasance," and will be seeking damages totalling more than $150Read more
More change is on the way for the Stadium District, and it comes with some tantalizing images of what could be.
The latest is the move of Premiere Collision out of the prominent space at the west end of the building housing Stadium Thriftway. According to The News Tribune, the owners of that autoRead more
The Job Carr Cabin Museum invites children ages 3 to 8 and their families to attend Summer Storytime! Every Wednesday during the summer from 1 to 2 PM, we will have a storyteller followed by an activity. It is completely free, but a $1 donation is suggested to help make our Cabin even better! WeRead more
The City of Tacoma HR and Tacoma Public Library team up to share resources every job seeker should be aware of as they navigate the employment process.Read more
Join us at Tacoma History Museum, 919 Pacific Avenue, for free events connected with our newest exhibit Be Our Guest: Tacoma Hotel 1884-1935.
(Third) Thursday, August 21st, 6:15 pm: Tacoma Historical Society‘s Neighborhood Walk. Meet at the Tacoma History Museum in the historicRead more
The Curran Concert Series presents Kye Alfred Hillig and Barleywine Revue in a free, all-ages event set amidst the trees of a historic working farm. Enjoy a memorable summer evening of live music performances in an orchard setting. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics (no alcohol allowed), or buyRead more
Join us Aug. 21 as we head back to the Stadium District for our first-ever run from Shake Shake Shake. We will spend our time at the burger and shake joint in the restaurant’s outdoor dining area, where we can order adult beverages along with our burgers and fries following the run. To speedRead more
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50¢ of EVERY beer/cider/wine purchased between 6 and 10 pm will go to help Rhino conservation!
In order for your purchases to count, tabs need to be closed by 10 pm but you can always re-open your tab and continue enjoying your evening!
For everyone 21 years and older, we’ll see you there!Read more
Experience the Arts of Music and Glass Coming Together
Join Us for an Evening of Live Music and Glassblowing Featuring Music From Rags & Ribbons
Museum of Glass is hosting Portland-based melodic rock band Rags & Ribbons for a live concert in the Hot Shop on Friday, August 22 from 6:30 –Read more
A little less than a year out, and the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay is already starting to sell out.
Individual tickets for Saturday and Sunday - the final competition days of the big event - are sold out. Apparently that's an earlier date than usual for the US Open.
There are still a few ways to find tickets for days of the week-long event, but it sounds like they're going fast.Read more at Business Examiner
Hey Tacoma, if your ears were burning, it's because someone was talking about you. But don't worry, it was all nice things.
A first time visit to Tacoma led to a glowing review that covers a lot of Tacoma favorites from 6th Ave to Boathouse 19, and over to the Eastside, too. The author concludes that Tacoma has a lot going for it, and maybe that self-deprecating jokes aren't necessary...
I suppose that Tacoma remains something of a working-class version of Seattle, but that is, finally, its great charm.
So, Tacoma, do you feel like someone finally gets you?Read more at The Columbia Tribune
So it's not exactly news that Chick-Fil-A is coming to Tacoma, but the title of this Seattle Weekly article made us chuckle a little.
Also, how have we missed the "Chow Down at Chick Fil A (even if you're gay)" drag queen video?Read more at Seattle Weekly
Minneapolis City Hall is home to bee hives brought in with an eye toward conservation, and demonstrating that bees can be kept in very urban spaces.
Bees, which are good for the health and productivity of plants, are increasingly threatened by pesticides and other dangers. Urban hives are good for local gardens, and of course, for producing tasty honey.
The original Minneapolis City Hall hive and bees were donated last year, and they've already split into a second hive, which volunteer bee keepers expect to get up to 150 pounds of honey out of this fall.
So, who wants to see honey bees at the Tacoma Municipal Building?Read more at the Star Tribune
September 27 event features Ed Hume, free admission
The Fall Garden Festival at Point Defiance Park is a celebration of local, sustainable, earth-friendly gardening and creative ways to grow yourRead more
If you’re looking to add a pint-sized companion to your family, Taffy may be the dog for you. This 5 year old tan Chihuahua arrived at the shelter last month as a stray and is ready to go home withRead more
72-hour hold on Spanaway double-homicide suspect
TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist requested a 72-hour hold on Richard Atkisson, 40, who was arrested by Pierce CountyRead more
Preparations underway for 2014 bicycle, pedestrian count Sept. 30–Oct. 2
OLYMPIA – During a three-day survey last year, volunteers counted nearly 66,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across Washington.Read more
TACOMA – The I-5/State Route 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley projectreached its last major milestone shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, when the Washington State Department of Transportation opened twoRead more