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
September 8th, 2015 | by Kate Albert Ward
Did you know that Tacoma was once home to "The Doughnut King?" Read this article by staff writer Kate Albert Ward to learn more about the enduring romance between Tacomans and this delectable treat.
September 4th, 2015 | by Daniel Pendleton
What is the history of flannel in Tacoma? How did it become such a ubiquitous symbol of the Northwest
May 21st, 2015 | by Kate Albert Ward
Though books of style etiquette may often gather dust today, Tacomans formerly celebrated Straw Hat Day, when men would exchange their winter hats for straw hats come the end of May.
February 9th, 2014 | by Zoe A Drew-King
In the first Tacoma production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, a powerful cast of local actors will explore one of
November 6th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe
Over the years, Tacoma’s Armory, completed in 1908, has served primarily as quarters for cavalry and infantry troops, though it has also been a sporting events center, a concert hall, a graduation ceremony hall, a venue for presidential speechmaking, and a roller derby rink.
October 4th, 2013 | by Timothy Thomas McNeely
We all sit at our tables, at our corner of the bar, now and then, and discuss these things with
September 26th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe
The City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, met on September 25th to vote on a design for the structural stabilization of the historic giant totem pole in Tacoma's Fireman’s Park. The plan was a good one, but was it the best?
May 10th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe
The giant totem pole in Fireman’s Park near Old City Hall is fatally deteriorated, and no longer structurally stable. Any dead tree, no matter how intricately carved or fancifully painted, would rot and topple after 110 years of exposure to Tacoma weather. It should not come as a surprise that this particular 83-foot-tall log is crawling with carpenter ants and mushy to the core
April 3rd, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe
The City of Tacoma is considering a proposal to designate the pavement on certain streets in the North Slope area as protected historic features - specifically, the stony slopes of North 9th, 10th and 11th Streets between North K Street and North G street
February 17th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward
Celebrate this Presidents' Day by learning about how one Tacoma man re-imagined a small piece of presidential history because the real story didn't go the way he wanted
February 5th, 2013 | by Michael Sullivan
No one alive today has looked into the stone carved face of Tacoma's most storied connection to the ancient "people who came before".