Exit133 is about Tacoma
So George H. Weyerhaeuser Jr. decided to jump into the Museum of Glass / News Tribune debate with a letter to the paper. My first thought was that silence would’ve been a better answer. I was expecting to read something a bit more defensive. Other than the title of the letter (provided by theRead more
We met Ira Glass from This American Life a few months back and had an opportunity to briefly speak with him about Tacoma, the image of Tacoma, and shadow cities. He grew up in Baltimore and people there spoke of moving to DC as if it were a sign of moving up. As we described living in Tacoma byRead more
I’ll believe it when I see it. Sucasa has picked our fair city as the site to manufacture their $125k+ supercar. Yeah.
Sucasas Motor Company JHl/USA llc choose the city of Tacoma, WA to build a worldwide spectacular American exotic car that promises to compete for the leadership of the exotic car
The benchmark 30 year mortgage hit 5.61%. Good news for all you house hunters and real estate agents. This should keep the bubble floating along.Read more
The word on the street is that Stacy and Clinton of What Not To Wear used the Museum of Glass Hotshop today as the scene of a fashion intervention. I can think of a few Tacomans that could use a bit of fashion help. Actually, I can only think of few Tacomans that don’t require fashion help.Read more
I called the Lewis & Clark home for five years and it is apartments like this that kept us in Tacoma. How could we leave? We finally did, but it took a very long time to find a home that could replace our unit 8.
Architects Darmer & Cutting first envisioned a single building on the corner of 3rdRead more
So it appears this little story about 6.1 acres of downtown land is getting some attention. The TNT had two separate columns on the deal:
Wasn’t it Phelps, Corpuz, andRead more
80s Invasion takes the music of the ‘80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched allRead more
“Jazz is the only purely American music and the one genre that has embraced elements of all musical forms. This is why it is always exciting to find young artists who push the boundaries to create their own unique style, and Kareem Kandi is one musician who does just that.“ The Weekly Volcano ARead more
Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock’n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia forRead more
Pierce Transit, in partnership with the City of Tacoma,Point Ruston, Metro Parks Tacoma, South Sound Together, Port of Tacoma and Travel Tacoma, is pleased to announce Pierce Transit’s Downtown to Defiance trolley service available from June 2 through Sept. 3, 2017. The Official launch takesRead more
We’ll be screening an amazing documentary, Embrace: One Woman’s Journey to Embrace EveryBODY, on Friday, June 2nd. This is a free event and for women only. No children please, but young women 13+ years of age are welcome and encouraged to attend. We’ll watch the movie and then anyone who wishesRead more
Tony and the Bologna Ponies opening for The High Rollers, with their tight vocals, sizzling brass, rhythm section and dance hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s!$7 coverRead more
We like Tacoma, and we like stories about its history - the quirkier, the better - so a newly revamped Tacoma History website is a great place for us to spend some time when current events get to be just a bit too much.
Posted by local historian Michael Sullivan, each story features some episode of Tacoma's past - big and small - told in word and picture.
Sullivan recounts public episodes like the story behind the 40-foot red neon pegasus (complete with animated gold lightning bolts) that once graced the top of Tacoma's tallest building. He also tells more personal stories, like the one of an Oregon woman who followed her Army boyfriend to Tacoma, where she robbed a theater for the money to follow him on to Alaska. and of course, we get the history of that long-gone theater, too.
It's fun to dip into a story or two, and get a snapshot of moments in Tacoma's history -Read more at Tacoma History
Tacoma City Council Member Keith Blocker took his place representing the people of Tacoma's Ditrict 3 in January.
To communicate with members of his district and others, Council Member Blocker will be publishing a regular e-newsletter focusing on issues relevant to his constituents. This month's edition includes a look at the Safe Routes to School program, as well as a feature on a "youth of the month," and tidbits on a short list of "District 3's Top 3" individuals and organizations. And there's a good list of ways for Tacoma residents to get involved with their city.
If you're a resident of District 3, or if you just like to keep an eye on what's going on, it's worth a read. If you want to keep up with the newsletter, you can sign up to receive it in your inbox, or just read it online.Read more at City of Tacoma
Today we find ourselves thinking about the legendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine, who should have turned 65 this week, and enjoying re-reading a 2015 TNT article about Tacoma's (multiple) Prefontaine connections.
You may know that the 1997 movie about his life was filmed, in part, here in Tacoma, on the track and around the campus at UPS. Fewer people know that Pre visited Tacoma back in 1974, just months before the car crash that cut his life short at age 24. While here, he ran with the locals, visited a few (pretty divey sounding) bars, and said of Point Defiance, "This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever run. You don’t know what you have here.”
Tacoma today has a pretty special running community. We'd like to think that if Pre was around, he would still enjoy running here.Read more at The News Tribune
We're down to the wire, and it's time to cast those votes! If you haven't done so already, grab your ballot, your pen, and your voters' pamphlet, and get to work.
What's that you say? Your dog ate your voters' guide? Or maybe it disappeared into the pile of political mailers and other
junk mail? That's not going to get you off the hook - the Pierce County Auditor has you covered with an online version.
So make your choices, and get that ballot in the mail on November 2, or to a ballot dropbox no later than November 3. Find locations for those on the Auditor's website as well.
Happy voting!Read more at Pierce County Auditor
TACOMA, WA – Shoot The T is a photo contest created to showcase the beauty of Tacoma as well as promote art and creativity in the City of Destiny. The winning contestant is destined for a grandRead more
Museum of Glass to Join Association of Art Museum Directors’ Seventh Annual Celebration of Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission
Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass (MOG) will offerRead more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the City of Tacoma has been selected to receive $200,000 in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grantRead more
Metro Parks officials on Friday reported that more than 60 drinking water sources throughout the park district recorded either no lead or minute levels well below public health limits.
Staff membersRead more