Posts Tagged ‘ Spotlight ’

Faces of heroes

Nov 11th, 2011 | By
Faces of heroes

For 25 years, Tyee Park Elementary’s exuberant music teacher, Tracey Lundquist has packed the school’s tiny auditorium with uniforms of every type. Most children’s events don’t draw the kinds of crowds that covet seats and force people to stand outside looking in doors or windows but at this tiny school in Lakewood, sailors sit cheek to jowl with Marines, airmen and soldiers as students from every ethnic background give enthusiastic and heartfelt thanks to active duty military and American veterans of every war since World War II.



Opening gateways between two different worlds

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
Opening gateways between two different worlds

Things, as we all know, get improved or replaced on a fairly regular basis. The cars we all drive don’t suddenly expire at the end of four years but many people choose to replace them with a newer model, different color paint or improved options after just that short period of time. If we want to get a new vehicle, we take the old vehicle if it’s still in good condition to a car dealer and we “trade it in” for the newer vehicle. Well think about this. What happens to things that aren’t quite as fun when the people who own them want something new? What happens for instance when the dental chair is tired and doesn’t look so good with the new carpeting or wall color? What happens when catheters, yes catheters aren’t used and a doctor retires and closes shop?



KWA celebrates Korean Full Moon Festival with music, food

Sep 26th, 2011 | By
KWA celebrates Korean Full Moon Festival with music, food

The vibrant colors of Hanbok or traditional Korean dress swirled and flowed amongst the more conservative western garb at Korean Women’s Association (KWA) meal site on Sept. 7. Koreans celebrate Chusok or the Korean Full Moon Festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month of the Korean calendar. The centuries old festival, which runs three days, celebrates the autumn harvest with thanks and gratitude for their ancestors. For 2011, Chusok fell on Sept. 12 and was celebrated Sept. 11 through Sept 13.



Local museums offer taste of Northwest art

Jul 28th, 2011 | By
Local museums offer taste of Northwest art

“Wow!” That, said Stephanie Stebich, is the number one word visitors use when they first enter the Dale Chihuly’s Northwest exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum. Stebich, the museum’s director was there to talk about the man she considers America’s most recognized contemporary artist. That man, Dale Chihuly, is one of just a few Tacoma natives being shown this month at two of the areas largest museums. Works by glass artist, Dale Chihuly and photographer Virna Haffer fill two of the Tacoma Art Museum’s exhibition rooms. For a third Tacoma native, read Maggie Kelly’s article about Peter Serko on page 7. Serko’s work is being shown across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass at the Museum of Glass.