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‘Taste of Hedden’ is the talk of the town

The PTA at Alice V. Hedden Elementary School spent the evening of March 23 enjoying a gathering of large proportions. The first annual “Taste of Hedden” event was a grand opportunity for the community to come together and support each other within the hosted space of the elementary school. The evening came complete with everything from raffles and live music, on up to free snacks and even a guest appearance from Rhubarb The Reindeer, mascot for the Tacoma Rainiers baseball team. Making his rounds, mingling with the children and parents alike, it was a nice opportunity for a local sports… Read More

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Educators gather for annual Native education conference

The Western Washington Native American Education Consortium Educator Conference (WWNAEC), held Feb. 23-24, was a great success for the more than 200 participants and organizers. The Emerald Queen Ballroom and Conference Center hosted the event and provided a professional yet comfortable atmosphere and an elegant array of fine foods and beverages.
Throughout the two-day conference,… Read More

East Pierce Technical Rescue Team prepares for the predictable

You’re having a really bad day when you see this team. The East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters who belong to the Technical Rescue Team respond to extraordinary or highly dangerous rescue situations such as building collapses, confined-space entrapments, wilderness and high-angle rescues. On… Read More

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Fife Trojans Spring Schedules

While there’s been no escaping the seemingly constant rain and nastiness around Fife, the high school spring athletic season continues to chug along. While the wet stuff can postpone a baseball, fastpitch or tennis event, it’s not going to put an end to soccer, track and field, or several other… Read More

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Rabbit Wilde to bring infectious folk to First Night

Between 10,000 to 20,000 are expected to turn out for First Night, Tacoma's all-ages New Year's Eve celebration, which will bring an army of bands, “the World's Shortest Parade” and other spectacle to downtown starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Among the buzz-worthy musical acts on display will be Rabbit Wilde, a Bellingham and now partly Tacoma-based outfit that will play the Pantages… Read More

Neverland Theater presents ‘Princess Whatsername’

After weeks of diligently working to craft a stage play sure to be a bona fide audience pleaser, the young students of Neverland Theater are excited to present “Princess Whatsername,” opening July 29, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center.
Since June 28 the budding theater… Read More