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Plan now to unfold your lawn chairs or throw down a blanket to lounge on the grass at Dacca Park each Friday at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 11. It’s really just the best (family and dog-on-leash friendly) concert happening around. The talent at Fife’s Music In The Park is more than just reputable, as they definitely have inspiring resumes, but the bands change every week. That means there will be enough variety to keep your toes tapping all summer long.
The live concerts are free and you can bring your own food or buy some from Chef Dave and Donna Arnold. They sell their burgers, fries, hot dogs, chicken, water, tea, soda, shakes and short-cake with fruit dessert topping and whipped cream out of their Arnold’s Happy Days food truck. According to Fife’s Events & Facilities Recreation Coordinator Bonnie Moeller, if it ever… Read Full Story

Be Well - Inside & out: Theresa likes to wear a bit of color in her hair

Cosmetologist Theresa Tong, of TT Hair Salon & Supplies, can do it all. She cuts and tints all kinds of hair for a wide variety of styles, provides face-waxing services, plucks eyebrows and offers a paraffin dip for pampering hands. She provides all these services for the elderly, for adults, teens and children alike.

Tong also offers traditional facials but uses creams that she makes herself from fresh cucumbers or bananas and she can even mix up a face massage cream from avocados.

While Tong accepts walk-in customers, at 6411 6th Ave., #14, she strongly advises folks who want a facial to please schedule that type of service… Read Full Story

Neverland Theater Company summer camp ready to stage

The sets have been built, costumes fitted and dance numbers all choreographed for opening night of “The Sword in the Stone,” Friday, July 28, 7 p.m. at Columbia Junior High’s Performing Arts Center. The culminating event of The Neverland Theater Company’s summer camp experience, “The Sword in the Stone” promises to be highly entertaining, and affordable, for all ages. It continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.
More students turned out… Read Full Story

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Dance Theatre Northwest presents ‘All That Dance’

On Saturday, June 24, Dance Theatre Northwest will bring its newest production of “All That Dance” to the Mount Tahoma high school auditorium (4634 S. 74th St.) at 4 p.m. “All That Dance" features "42nd Street," "Almost Blue," "The Reef," Fascinating Rhythm," "African Spirit," excerpts from…

Pierce County deputies search for convicted child predator
David Rose

A convicted child predator is wanted in Pierce County. David Thomas is a Level 3 sex offender – the worst of the worst and highest risk to re-offend. He’s failing to register as a sex offender, a crime that’s not new to him one bit. “Our suspect has been convicted of not registering before,…

Local Restaurants: Chef provides excellent cuisine for your event or party
Tami Jackson

Delphia Brewton is a personal chef who offers all sorts of catering. While she loves creating excellent cuisine, she is also expanding her brand and is working on a new cookbook. Customers can also buy gift baskets accompanied with a gift certificate from her to deliver when someone is ill or a "welcome…

South Sound’s emergency homelessness plan move foward
Steve Dunkelberger

Tacoma city staff outlined three options to step up efforts to curb homelessness in Tacoma and hours later the City Council then approved the least expensive option, the one staff recommended, with monitoring over the summer and an expected request for more funding following that review. “It is…

Moody’s upgrades Fife School District

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating of Fife School District, which now has one of the highest credit rating of any school district in the state. “This is great news for the District and its taxpayers,” said Superintendent Kevin Alfano. The upgrade was part of an anticipated…

Festival of Sail runs June 15-18
Steve Dunkelberger

The summer season is here and sailboats are on the water around Commencement Bay. But next week those wind-powered wonders will be a bit larger than usual. Festival of Sail runs June 15 to 18 and promises all things nautical with pier-side tours of more than 20 vessels and family entertainment up…

Local farmers markets up and running for the season
Tami Jackson

Farmers and food assistance programs are both growing thanks to Tacoma's Farmers Markets. It's something worth singing "hi-ho, the derry-o" about because while Tacoma has four farmers markets, Stacy Carkonen, Executive Director of the Tacoma Farmers Market, said a big factor influencing when each…

Fire and Rescue News: Addressing: How can we find you in an emergency?

There's nothing like knowing someone is out there waiting for your help, but you can't find them! Your address numbers can be a vital link to your safety. A poorly marked address can delay emergency response time when minutes and seconds make a difference between life and death. Addresses covered…

Lion’s Club partners with Fife School District for vision, hearing screening

A new partnership was formed this year between the Fife Lion’s Club and the Fife School District. Just this year the Washington State Legislature has passed a new unfunded mandate that all schools are required to screen school age children in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th-grades now for…

Woman targets elderly for check fraud, identity theft
David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff's Detectives are asking for the public's help to identify a woman using a stolen identity belonging to an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia. “In this particular case, somebody in the family recognized what was going on, which is a good thing, especially if you have…