Auditions add members to Dance Theatre Northwest

DTNW Jr Dance Ensemble as of Oct 2014 photo by MAKS ZAKHAROV

Auditions were recently held at Dance Theatre Northwest for DTNW’s Junior and Advanced Junior Dance Ensemble. Congratulations to our newest members Emma Young, Nadia Niva, and Fancy Williamson. With auditions consisting of classical ballet barre, center and Pointe work, dancers who auditioned won roles in upcoming holiday and 2014-2015 season community outreach performances. [Read more...]

Three tiger cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo

Jaya and cubs Oct. 14, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. – The three rare Sumatran tiger cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium last week are all females, zoo General Curator Karen Goodrowe Beck announced this morning.The 6-day-old cubs are nursing eagerly, and tiger mom Jaya is taking excellent care of them, Goodrowe Beck added. As the days go by, they’re also becoming more mobile and moving around their den box a bit. [Read more...]

‘In the Mix’ at White Dove Gallery

Get “In the Mix” as Kim Shuckhart Gunns brings her bombastic style to the White Dove Gallery (5934 88th St SW, Lakewood) as an antidote to dreary days and a celebration of the end of 2014. Bright colors and strong strokes of the brush are incorporated into Kim’s paintings – but she offers more than just wall art, a welcome way to solving holiday dilemmas. The show continues through January 14, 2014.

Bates Technical College appoints new V.P.

TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College President Dr. Ron Langrell recently announced the appointment of Holly Woodmansee as vice president of administrative services, effective Oct. 27.

“It is a privilege to welcome Holly to Bates Technical College,” said President Dr. Ron Langrell. “She is a leader with extensive breadth and knowledge that will help advance the college in the years to come.” [Read more...]

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center announces new executive director

By Cassandra de Kanter

TACOMA, WA - Washington State’s largest nonprofit spay and neuter clinic has hired a new Executive Director. Northwest Spay & Neuter Center staff and board are pleased to announce that Melanie Manista-Rushforth will join the team in advancing the organization’s mission of saving lives through prevention, overseeing operations and networking in the community to ensure the clinic thrives as it expands programs to make affordable spay and neuter services accessible to all.

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Superheroes Party

Come dressed in your favorite Superheroes costume or just a black tee shirt to participate in the 4th Annual Superhero Adventure Party. The party takes place on Saturday, Oct 25 from 4-6pm at the Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr SW in Lakewood. The fee per participant is $15 which includes Hero souvenirs, crafts, and snacks. Pre-register by Oct 20 by calling 253-798-4177 or