Category Archives: Business

After the Occupation, what? – A road map for change

An Op-Ed piece by Bruce A. Smith  Although the Occupy Tacoma protesters are currently ensconced in their encampments, the critical question remains:  When they decide to move, in what direction should they go?  How can we actually create the change … Continue reading

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Day Three of the “Open Studio Tour” art extravaganza

by Judy Spiers Our first stop on Day Three of the Pierce County Open Studio Tour was at oil painting artist, Linda Jacobus.  On our way, I told Mark – my husband and chauffer – that I had a hunch … Continue reading

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The Graham Self-Reliant Community discusses “Slow Money” and agricultural financing

  The Graham Self-Reliant community delved into an exciting new topic at last week’s monthly meeting by inviting Tim Crosby, the director of Slow Money North West, to speak about his organization’s efforts to assist small and mid-sized farms in … Continue reading

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Artist’s Open Studio Tour this weekend features artists from Graham, Eatonville and Puyallup

  By Judy Spiers                                                                                     At this time each year, we have in south Pierce County a wealth of amazingly talented artists who provide opportunity for the public to visit and see them work right in their own studios.  … Continue reading

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Frederickson fete helps build Cross Park

  Nearly 200 Frederickson residents flocked to the Sportsmen Club on Canyon Road on Saturday October 22 for an elegant, catered dinner and live auction fundraiser to support the development of the County’s latest recreational project:  the Stan and Joan … Continue reading

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Paula Morris’ Column: Occupy Puyallup

October 20, 2011 By:  Paula Morris  The group “Occupy Together” http://www.occupytogether.org, in support of “Occupy Wall Street,” has now occupied Puyallup. 

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Judy Spiers’ column: To the one percent – do you feel me?

by Judy Spiers I visited a young family this week I hadn’t seen since spring.  The husband had been unemployed, but the wife had a job so they cut expenses and kept going.  Now, the toddler is starting to talk … Continue reading

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Tacoma Film Festival delivers for movie lovers and Rainier Connect

  The 6th Annual Tacoma Film Festival concluded this week, and early reports indicate that the fete was a success both for film buffs and industry professionals.  107 films were shown at the festival, and about half had principals from … Continue reading

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Eatonville News: new traffic light, co-op has fundraiser, free movie tickets, self-reliant community launches

  A number of events are occurring in Eatonville this week that give cause for special notice.  Perhaps the most visible is the installation of a traffic signal on Mountain Highway at the intersection of the Eatonville Cut-Off Road and … Continue reading

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Freddie Fest delivers a world of fun in Frederickson

  Under darkened and damp skies, the 1st Annual Freddie Fest burst forth with plenty of family fun Saturday, and even ended with sunshine streaming through the racing clouds.

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