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‘Clue: The Musical’

It certainly is no mystery that the board game “Clue” has long been one of the most popular board games for generations. All ages enjoy playing detective in this murder-mystery game, and this month it will be brought to the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center stage when Fife High School presents its spring play “Clue: The Musical.”
Audiences will be invited to help solve the mystery too, which will add a unique and highly enjoyable twist to the fun-filled theater experience of comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score.
“It's a really fun show, with a different ending every night. Just like in the board game, three cards will be chosen at the beginning of each show and the audience gets to play along to try to figure out the murderer, weapon and room,” said Fife Drama Director Breanne Keys,… Read Full Story

5K walk/run spreads the message that ‘You Matter’

When author and motivational speaker Jamicka Edwards launched her one-woman “You Matter” movement several years ago, she traveled locally and nationally to inspire people of all ages to live in their purpose everyday. Her book “You Matter: What would living in your purpose everyday look like?” had been published and she lined up book tours and speaking engagements everywhere she could in order to tell her own story of living life fully and how others can as well.
Now Edwards is taking her uplifting and meaningful mission to new heights by planning the first annual You Matter Movement 5K Walk/Run, which will take place on Sunday,… Read Full Story

Class and Cannabis at The Gallery

Even after Initiative 502 passed a few years back, the stigma of selling cannabis was still very much in the minds of those in the community. Folks tended to think of dingy “Green Cross” storefronts in sketchy parts of town. However, Tedd Wetherbee, owner of The Gallery chain of cannabis stores, looked to change all that.
“After retiring and moving to Gig Harbor,” recalled Wetherbee, “I saw the writing on the wall in terms of I-502 passing. With that in mind, I set out to see where I could position myself to take part in this… Read Full Story

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It’s just business: Serial entrepreneur looks for new challenge
William Manzanares

I write often about the dream of business ownership and the challenges of operating businesses. I have also written about mentorship and giving back to the community. So here is my newest challenge for readers to help me find a business that needs help to get off the ground. Do you or do you know…

Mountain View Community Center offers free class for financial education

Mountain View Community Center is now offering a complimentary 14-week College Credited Class for those who qualify. This course was designed to inspire and guide individuals and families to grow their personal and financial resources and leave poverty and its impact behind for good. Students…

Fire and Rescue News: Kids Can Die In Hot Cars

Sometimes in our hectic lifestyles, we get so overwhelmed that we take shortcuts or forget things altogether. Shortcuts may include leaving the kids, pets or elderly in the car to avoid the hassle of loading and unloading. Maybe your older children asked to stay in the car and play while you run in…

Tacoma Police seek I.D. of bank robber with ‘raspy voice’
David Rose

Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to I.D. a bank robbery suspect. “The thing that stands out about this guy is he apparently has a pretty raspy voice,” said Officer Shelbie Boyd. On May 1, police say the suspect walked into the bank at 12:22 p.m. in the 900 block of Tacoma…

Be Well - Inside & Out
Dan Beers

The folks at Classy Cuts really know what they’re doing. With more than 10 years of doing business in Tacoma’s 72nd Street neighborhood (and five years at their Bonney Lake location), owner Tina Dao and team have created a full service salon that caters to the entire family and focuses on customer…

It’s Just Business: Starting a business is like raising a child
William Manzanares

Running a business is tough. It really is probably one of the hardest jobs to deal with. And for you parents out there, and single mothers, you have the toughest job on the planet. So I guess the best advice for any potential business owner is to raise your business like a child. When a child is first…

Comcast volunteers built nine gardens-and connections-in Tacoma’s Hilltop

More than 200 Comcast employees, family and friends converged on Tacoma’s Hilltop on April 22 to build nine new gardens for the Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG) farm network. The work was part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, where Comcast employees give back to their communities. Nearly 30 projects…

Teachers vs. teachers at volleyball fundraiser

Surprise Lake Middle School and Columbia Junior High Booster Clubs are coming g together for the second annual Cat Fight Fundraiser. The two clubs decided to work together last year to raise money and have fun and decided to do it again this year. Volleyball teams comprised of teachers from each school…

SR 167 timeline, details taking shape
Steve Dunkelberger

Plans are moving forward for the extension of State Route 167 as a way to better connect the warehouse and distribution hub of the Kent Valley to the Tacoma Tideflats and ease traffic through the region. Washington State Department of Transportation staffers held a series of public meetings about…

East Pierce to seek levy lid lifts

At the regular meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners on April 18, the Board adopted resolutions to place two propositions on the Aug. 1 primary election. Proposition One: To lift the Fire Protection Levy Lid back to the previously approved $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. Proposition Two:…