Browsing the "Recreation" Category

Tacoma-inspired Halloween costumes

October 26th, 2015 | by Kate Albert Ward

This year, forgo the debasing generic Halloween costume from a warehouse store in favor of a creative costume that displays your Tacoma pride. Join author Kate Albert Ward and local cartoonist R.R. Anderson in exploring just a few of the many possibilities for Tacoma-specific costumes

Playing pool in Tacoma

October 15th, 2015 | by Bryce Smith

I don’t know much about pool, yet I play it (terribly) often all throughout the area and wherever else I

Learning to love the Cross Orbweaver Spider

September 1st, 2015 | by Katy Evans

As commonplace in Northwest fall as clouds, the Cross Orbweaver spider (Araneus diadematus) takes up residence for the season, their pervasive webs stringing across windows, from tree to tree, from dahlia to chrysanthemum. But what are these guys really about? Is there more to this web spinner than meets the eye

A kid’s guide to summer

July 20th, 2015 | by Jennifer Adams

It’s SUMMERTIME! The days are long, the nights are short. School is out and your schedule is wide open. By

Making Tacoma a skateable city

July 1st, 2015 | by Bryce Smith

Tacoma Public Schools, Alchemy Skateboarding and Education, and the Grit City Grindhouse have completed the initial year of their innovative

Humble altars everywhere: 20 things to do to find Tacoma zen

June 9th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

Our town is filled with secret and not so secret places where I can reliably make the mundane sacred; where I can, dare I say, transcendentally shake off the stress. (Which basically means I compiled a list of things I like to eat and look at.) Here are 20 places I go or things I do in Tacoma to feel less stressed; to shake off a pervasive headache; to reset; really, to just try to be a better, kinder, more considerate person

Terror and transcendence: Bikram yoga is more than working up a sweat

May 12th, 2015 | by Rachel Scanlon

Tacoma now features three different hot yoga studios, even further limiting our excuses to not try Bikram yoga. But even with a 66% increase in its hot yoga studios, most Tacomans remain unaware of the practice. Rachel Scanlon apologetically and fervently extolls hot yoga's virtues and falls just short of demanding that you immediately come and sweat in extreme temperatures with her

Running in Tacoma: a love story

May 7th, 2015 | by Daniel Rahe

Tacoma is a glorious place for a runner. With its many miles of sleepy residential grid streets, it is easy to navigate away from traffic. The city's hilly location and turn-of-the-century grading makes for great terrain variation. The moderate weather, though frequently wet, rarely presents truly unpleasant running conditions

Tacoma’s pastime

April 13th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

I really like our local baseball team, the Tacoma Rainiers — initially and mostly because they combine my love of

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