Exit133 is about Tacoma

Latest Stories

Visualize Tacoma - Let’s Go Green

High tech. Low tech. All I want is grass.

Let’s bring back that old fashioned notion of grass in public spaces. Instead of simply having a new looking downtown with an empty convention center and wall to wall urban townhouses, we could bring back the grand boulevard. We built a very high tech

Read more

Overheard

At an estate sale in the heart of Proctor:

Man 1: A realtor told us we can get $215,000 for this dump. I hear it’s a good neighborhood now.

Man 2: That’s pretty surprising. Although I do hear that the gangs haven’t been as bad lately and there aren’t as many drive-bys as there used to be…

Read more

Tacoma Public Market?

The Tribune has a story today about the feasibility of, and the four finalist sites for, a full time public market in Tacoma. I hope the folks that brought us this study aren’t the same folks that brought us the convention center.

The News Tribune (Link)

Update: Just to clarify – I have

Read more

Overheard

From a co-worker attending a party at my house:



Tacoma is a great investment. My parents have been making great investments here. But you definitely wouldn’t want to live here.

We live here and like it!

Read more

Photos

If you’ve come to Exit133.com from my previous photoblog type site, you’ll probably be seeing photographs you’ve seen before.  I’ve been lazy and a little slow.  The film scanner is in the closet and my digital camera is full of pictures.  While I work out the kinks on this site I will be

Read more

Changes at the Museum of Glass?

We came across this listing last week and thought we had the beginnings of a story. The Executive Director of the Museum of Glass, Josi Callan, has her house up for sale. How curious. Then, the word got to us tonight that Ms. Callan is officially leaving the Museum. The rumor on the street is that

Read more

Bonney Lake to Annex Tacoma’s North Slope?

Given that we live in Tacoma’s North Slope, the letter I just received was a bit of a surprise.

As you should now be aware, the property you own in the City of Bonney Lake’s urban growth area will soon be annexed into Bonney Lake’s corporate limits. The Bonney Lake City Council adopted Ordinance

Read more

Historic Home of Dr. Mattson Appears Nearly Sold

We once looked at a house for sale on North Fife street. The price was right and the yard was gorgeous, but something didn’t feel right about it. When we looked up the history on the house we discovered that the owner was killed in its kitchen in the 1960s. Yeah. No thank you.

The question is do

Read more

Suggest A Story Upcoming Events

One Dollar Check

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub August 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm

One Dollar Check formed in 2012 by founding members Singer/Songwriter Gared Sanne, Rhythm Guitarist/Songwriter Rocky Garton, Lead Guitarist Aaron Pierce, and Drummer Charles Gallegos. In 2012 the band recorded their 1st 5 track EP, -recorded at Telos Studios in Eugene, Oregon. By 2013, the band had

Read more

The Covers

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub August 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

It’s that time again! We’ve waited a while to see everyone’s favorite doorman get up and shred some guitar. He’s cast an allstar line-up of musicians, and we can’t wait for them to rock the house! Buy Troy drinks! See you at The Swiss!

Read more

Hairnation: 80s Hair Rock Party #2

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub August 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

That’s right, 80’s Hair Rock Party #2!! The last show at The Swiss was such a blowout, well, like RATT says, they want us “back for more”!!Hair Nation, the ultimate 80’s Hair Rock Party Band, recreates an authentic 80’s hair rock concert experience with powerful, highly melodic

Read more

Run For Your Life 5K - To End Addiction

Sumner High School Sunset Stadium August 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

This5k Run/Walk is no ordinary race, but an event where every step has a purpose. Come out to walk or run in memory of someone you have lost to addiction or in celebration of someone who has overcome a hurt, habit or hang up. It is a race to acknowledge the many forms of addiction and to offer hope

Read more

Sue’s Tech Kitchen

Tacoma Armory August 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Conceptualized by entrepreneur, producer, and author Randi Zuckerberg and designed by a team of tech, entertainment, and education veterans, SUE’S TECH KITCHEN is a STEM adventure for the mouth and mind that empowers kids to engage with tomorrow’s tech and revolutionizes family dining in the

Read more

Kareem Kandi World Orchestra Featuring Jim Sisko

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub August 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub in Tacoma WA on Sunday August 26th. I’ll be joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Max Wood on drums, and we’ll be featuring special guest Jim Sisko on trumpet. We’ll also be featuring several students from The Weekly Jazz

Read more

Bike to a Business - en Rama

en Rama August 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

DOTG has partnered with en Rama, and they are offering 10% OFF ANY BEVERAGE when you arrive by bike during the month of August!
They are equipped with a bike rack, bike pump, and an extra lock to borrow in case you forgot yours. Show us how much you love biking to your local businesses by using

Read more

The Nasty Habits

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub August 31, 2018 at 9:00 pm

We’re excited to be playing this side of the water at The Swiss in Tacoma. You’ll love this place…it has three big rooms for food, pool, or dancing, and a great dance floor. Mark your calendars for the last Friday of August and make plans to join us! A perfect way to start your Labor Day weekend!

Read more
SEE MORE EVENTS    

Tacoma History

Tacoma History 0 Comments

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

Council Member Blocker’s March 2016 Newsletter

City of Tacoma 0 Comments

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

Steve Prefontaine left mark on Tacoma running scene before his death

The News Tribune 0 Comments

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

Pierce County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet

Pierce County Auditor 0 Comments

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
READING ARCHIVE    

Shoot the T: A Photo Competition to Highlight Tacoma

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 grand

Read more

Museum of Glass Celebrates Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission

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 offer

Read more

Tacoma Selected to Receive $200,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Grant Dollars

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) grant

Read more

Celebrate Bike to Work Day!

Tacoma, Wash. – Half of the U.S. population live within 5 miles of their workplace. We want to celebrate Tacomans who are choosing to commute those miles by bike! As a part of Bike Month, Downtown On

Read more

Drinking water at Metro Parks passes tests

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 members

Read more
NEWSWIRE ARCHIVE