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community events capital medical of olympia Capital Medical Center hosted their 4th Annual Free “Fight Like a Girl” Mammogram Clinic. During the event Capital Medical Center provided lattes, lunch, prizes and potentially life saving screenings to participants. “Knowing that early detection is paramount in treating breast cancer; our goal at this event was to provide as many mammograms to the uninsured women of our community as possible.” said Renee Crotty, Director of Marketing.

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community events | boys and girls club The 9th annual Born to be Wild auction held at the Great Wolf Lodge brought 550 guests in biker attire to support the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County. Jerry Farmer emceed this extraordinary event with dinner, a live auction and music by Lott Troubadours. $375,000, was raised at the event with proceeds funding the Boys and Girls Club’s mission of helping more than 2,000 kids in Thurston county realize their full potential and have a safe, fun place to go after school.

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Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club has emerged as the premier wedding facility of South King County.

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From our beautiful outdoor ceremony site to our richly appointed banquet room, it is easy to see why Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club is the perfect location for your special occasion.

growth at commencement bank warrants expansion to a new location After beginning operations in December 2006, Commencement Bank has achieved noteworthy growth during a slumbering economy. As a result, the financial organization is expanding operations in a new location. “During our search for a new location, we discovered that clients of ours owned what is known as the ‘bank building’ at 1102 Commerce Street,” said Hal Russell, Commencement Bank president and CEO. The downtown Tacoma site was most recently Union Bank. Russell notes that one of the appealing things about the location was that both he and Jennifer Nino, Chief Financial Officer, worked in the building earlier in their careers. It was a perfect match and the process ensued.

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The relocation means that Commencement Bank will have more retail space, expanding from 6,200 to 12,500 square feet, according to Russell. The architect Jon Graves has designed a boardroom with a separate side entrance to the street. This means the boardroom will be available to nonprofit organizations that need space to conduct their board meetings. “This speaks to our commitment to giving back to the Tacoma community,” said Russell. At five years old, Commencement Bank is one of the highest capitalized banks in Washington state. When asked how the bank has experienced such sizable growth, Russell said, “We have been doing a lot of shoe leather work and we have a great customer base. This, coupled with a strategic model that emphasizes the leveraging of technology and e-services, has moved our operations forward.” Commencement Bank will share the newly designed location with the public during its grand opening in April 2012. Visit the newly opened location at 1102 Commerce in downtown Tacoma. 253.284.1800 | commencementbank.com

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While most shoppers search grocery store aisles for milk, bread and eggs, the new downtown Tacoma City Grocer IGA adds original artwork to your grocery list.

collection, excellent cheese selections, gourmet deli meats, espresso, freshly baked pastries and donuts made in-house, and delicious breads from locally sourced bakeries.

Because store owner Tyler Myers and his team knew the arts were at the heart of Tacoma’s city center, a gallery was an important part of the initial planning for the store. “We knew it would be a great fit for the downtown Tacoma arts community. Every month we feature a local artist in our gallery located at the front end of the store,” said Myers.

The store offers a wide variety of products for working, living and playing in downtown Tacoma, which typically is not an area populated with full-size supermarkets.

The Tacoma City Grocer IGA has also just enrolled in the Tacoma Art Bus, a program for the city’s Third Thursday of the month art gallery tours.

“Downtown Tacoma is our second downtown urban location, following the Kress IGA Supermarket in downtown Seattle at 3rd and Pike,” said Myers. “We like these locations because they often serve a market that has become known as a ‘food desert’—an area where finding a grocery store has traditionally been difficult.”

In addition to showcasing local artists, the grocery store does not disappoint those in search of fresh, local or gourmet food. Shoppers will delight in the store’s huge produce department with lots of hard-to-find items, a great deli, an extensive wine

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arts & events calendar March Peter Frampton

March 23, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253. 591.5894 broadwaycenter.org

With a Loving Eye: The Photographs of Jini Dellaccio March 31 - July 29, Ongoing Exhibit Harbor History Museum 4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor |253.858.6722 harborhistorymuseum.org

The National Broadway Tour of In The Heights April 11, 7:30pm The Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org

SOGO Winter Concert March 25, 7:30pm The Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org 23 Capital Food and Wine Festival March 31, noon-9pm Marcus Pavillion & Norman Worthington Center 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey | 360.438.4366 capitalfoodandwinefestival.com

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Star Chefs on Broadway: In Wonderland April 1, 5pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253. 591.5894 broadwaycenter.org The Farnsworth Invention Ongoing until March 25 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 lakewoodplayhouse.org

Season Finale April 1, 2pm St. Luke’s Church 515 S. 312th St, Federal Way | 253.529.9857 federalwaysymphony.org

La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini March 30 - April 1, Times Vary Rialto Theater 310 S. 9th St, Tacoma | 253.627.7789 tacomaopera.com

Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble April 6, 8pm Regional Athletic Complex 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE, Lacey | 360.491.0857 ci.lacey.wa.us

Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? March 30, 7:30pm Kentwood Performing Arts Center 25800 164th Ave SE, Covington | 253.856.5051 kentarts.com

Titanic: The Concert April 13 - April 15, Times Vary 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 5th Ave, Seattle | 206.625.1900 5thavenue.org/boxoffice

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Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahil in Master of Tradition April 18, 7:30pm The Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org East Indian Dance—Ragamala April 20, 7:30pm The Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org Spring Dance Extravaganza April 20 - 22, Times Vary Theater On The Square 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org


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One Man Lord of the Rings Show May 5, 3pm & 7:30pm Broadway Center 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org Alternative Energy Fair May 5, 9am-3pm Huntamer Park 618 Woodland Sq Lp SE, Lacey | 360.491.0857

photo by patrick hagerty 51 Annual Junior Daffodil Parade April 21, 10am Tacoma’s Historic Proctor District 253.759.0725 jrdaffodil.com Olympia Arts Walk April 27 - 28 Downtown Olympia 360.753.8380 olympiawa.gov/parks The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 April 27 - May 20 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 lakewoodplayhouse.org

Comedy in the Box May 10, 7:30pm The Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org Mom’s Nite Out May 18, 5-8:30pm Westfield Capital Mall 625 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia | 253.826.9001 showcasemedialive.com Lacey Spring Fun Fair May 19 & 20, 10am-5pm St Martin’s University 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey laceyspringfunfair.com

The Who’s Tommy May 4 - 27, Times Vary CenterStage 3200 Dash Pt Rd, Federal Way | 253.661.1444 centerstagetheatre.com

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Coppélia June 1 - 10, Times Vary McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle | 206.441.2424 pnb.org How Sweet the Sound June 2 & 3, Times Vary Mason United Methodist Church 2710 N. Madison St, Tacoma | 253.265.3042 brownpapertickets.com Maritime Gig and Blessing of the Fleet June 2 & 3, 10am-Dark Historic Downtown Gig Harbor gigharborchamber.com Comedy in the Box June 14, 7:30pm The Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 washingtoncenter.org A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum June 15 - July 8 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 lakewoodplayhouse.org

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Gig Harbor Street Scramble May 26, 10am Skansie Brothers Park 3207 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor 253.534.7870 streetscramble.com

Gaelic Storm May 19, 7:30pm Broadway Center 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 broadwaycenter.org

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artist spotlight | arts innovator award In 2011 Artist Trust received an impressive total of 133 Arts Innovator Award applications from artists practicing in a variety of disciplines across the state of Washington. Award recipients Pat Graney and Eyvind Kang were honored as the two arts innovators for the year, receiving the largest monetary award available to generative artists in the state. The Arts Innovator Award is made possible through a three-year gift from the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. Award recipient Pat Graney is a choreographer who has taken her work into diverse communities, creating new and enduring connections to art. The award for her is a lifechanging gift. “Support from Artist Trust and the Chihuly Foundation for the Arts Innovator Award is monumental!” said Graney. “These funds will allow me the very important time for exploring a new work and to be able to step away from my everyday obligations to go into the ‘creative channel.’ This is a life-changing award. It not only affords me more time to work creatively, but also speaks to acknowledgment from my peers—both are incredible gifts.”

Award recipient Eyvind Kang is a composer, arranger, performer and multiinstrumentalist whose work spans and masters a variety of genres. His Arts Innovator Award affords him resources to make his music dreams a reality. “For several years I was daunted by a big recording project—concerto for Persian ney and orchestra. I wrote the piece for Ostad Hossein Omoumi a few years ago and it’s solid, but I needed orchestra musicians who are familiar with the Persian music system. I found them. Just a few days ago we started the recording!” said Kang. “I’m thinking this award has been an affirmation. Those works, which had been abandoned or which I was ambivalent about, are back on. I’m really grateful for this support, for all those that made it happen—the Chihulys [and] Artist Trust. Also, it’s very humbling.” Artist Trust’s mission is to support artists that are residents of Washington state. “We are always delighted when we are able to provide support to any artist that is creating new works that enrich the cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest and beyond,” said Miguel Guillen, Program Manager. “These two artists have been recognized by a panel of their peers for the outstanding work they are doing in forging innovative paths within their discipline.” This year marks Artist Trust’s 25th anniversary. Join them in 2012 to celebrate 25 years of developing programs to support, honor and encourage Washington’s practicing artists. For more information, visit artistrust.org. TAMMY ROBACKER left image//courtesy of pat graney//photo by tim summers right image//eyvind kang//photo by sarah barrick 15


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artist spotlight | sound glass Clearly, using glass in the design of an office, home or business adds a reflective ambience and architectural beauty that is distinctive. Puget Sound homeowners, contractors and designers have been turning to Sound Glass for their glass needs for over 27 years.

care of the customer,” says Wright. Indeed, Sound Glass has served a number of influential people in our community by focusing on customer needs. When Gary Milgard, the local window legend and pioneer, was building a home, he hired Sound Glass to design the glass in his home.

When the owners of the Hotel Murano began the design of their hotel, they had a vision of creating a building that was reflective of the glass culture that Tacoma has become known for, and they appointed Sound Glass. Tom Wright, Vice President of Sound Glass, explains that first of all, the Hotel Murano wanted to create a showcase where glass artists could be featured. “They also wanted all of the building to have a wonderful green, glass look to the design build,” he says. “We collaborated with the artists to achieve their vision and craft a finished end result that is technically stable over time.”

From simple projects to the extravagant, Sound Glass has a long history of caring for customers in the Puget Sound area and designing glass to meet unique design needs. LEAH GROUT Showrooms in Tacoma and Bremerton soundglass.com | 800.468.9949

One of the most complex pieces of this project, Wright explains, was hanging glass in the elevator. They wanted the elevator to be completely surrounded with glass. Technically, Sound Glass had to figure out how to place e-lighting in strips that would illuminate the width of the glass. “We worked with the designer to accomplish this and today the end result looks finished and amazing,” says Wright. Another striking design statement on display at the hotel is the facade’s glass entrance canopy. The designers’ idea was to have as little hardware as possible to create a finished appearance, so visitors would see only glass. “Not a lot of other glass companies could pull this off due to the technical expertise needed,” says Wright. “But Sound Glass has creative salespeople on staff with design and engineering backgrounds, and CAD (computer-aided design) drawings are done in the showroom,” he says. Sound Glass founder Warren Willoughby set up a philosophy of customer service that has allowed the business to excel. “Everyone knows that we have a philosophy to simply take

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now we’re cooking Seasoned epicureans. Culinary novices. Health-conscious foodies. South Sound cooking classes cater to students of all backgrounds and abilities. Bayview Cooking School—Olympia bayviewschoolofcooking.com|360.754.1448 At Olympia’s Bayview Cooking School, courses are taught by regional chefs, cookbook authors or one of the institute’s own talented instructors. Held on the mezzanine level of Bayview Thriftway, most are demonstration-style, showcasing an entire meal during one session. Students explore cutting-edge trends and state-of-the-art techniques and tools, with emphasis on Pacific Northwest flavors and tastes from around the world. Sampling is encouraged. Toscanos Café and Wine Bar—Puyallup toscanospuyallup.com | 253.864.8600 Toscanos’ Executive Chef, Tom Pantley, has been teaching cooking classes for more than 25 years. Classes are typically offered every other month and include a five-course dinner, wine

samples, and recipes. Pantley gives practical tips on shopping for value and food and wine pairings. He serves up ideas for unique icebreakers and discusses the history of ingredients and styles. The format is relaxed with plenty of time for questions. “We try to have fun with it,” he said. Marlene’s Market and Deli—Federal Way marlenesmarket-deli.com | 253.839.0933 Marlene’s is a family-owned-and-operated natural food store with locations in Tacoma and Federal Way. Weekend seminars are offered at the Federal Way location. Taught by guest authors and chefs, the seminars emphasize cooking for health and enjoyment. The store’s regular offerings include instruction on the preparation of vegan, gluten-free, and ethnic cuisine. Sustainablyproduced, 100% organic produce along with other unrefined, natural products can be purchased at Marlene’s. As Julia Child said, “Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” MARY MORGAN

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gardner’s seafood & pasta 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia 360.786.8466 gardnersrestaurant.com Located in a historic building with exposed beams and hardwood floors, Gardner’s is a downtown Olympia favorite. The establishment’s 11 tables are candlelit for a setting that is both elegant and intimate. Executive Chef, Leon Longan, has been creating soups, sauces and desserts from scratch for more than 25 years. The menu reflects the selection of choice local and seasonal ingredients. Delicately flavored razor clams are a worthy starter. The tender seafood is lightly breaded, quickly fried and simply presented in butter gently laced with lemon. Stuffed mushrooms, steamed clams and Dungeness crab dip are laudable appetizer alternatives. Gardner’s offers a choice of soup or salad with every entrée. Mixed greens with fragrant honey-orange vinaigrette are accented with sliced almonds, Asiago cheese and fresh mandarin orange segments. Savory shrimp, crab and clams are abundant in the eatery’s New England-style seafood chowder.

and a splash of sherry adds depth and complexity. The dish is studded with sautéed button mushrooms and parmesan. Sautéed scallops are quickly seared until golden and served on a rich, garlicky cream sauce with caramelized shallots, lemon and a hint of fresh dill. The accompanying five-cheese scalloped potatoes are baked until crispy around the edges. Other entrees include chicken piccata, beef tenderloin and fettuccine Alfredo. From the dessert tray, marionberry cobbler contrasts sweettart fruit with succulent topping. The decadent peanut butter cup brownie is rich and intensely flavored. Both are served with a generous scoop of Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream. Lemon mousse, apple bread pudding and white chocolate cheesecake are also available. Gardner’s is just a block from Olympia’s waterfront. Exceptional food and outstanding service make it a popular destination—a suitable venue for a special occasion or a celebration of everyday living. JANAE COLOMBINI

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Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101 cutterspoint.com Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253.272.8200 indochinedowntown.com The Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939 meltingpot.com The Social Bar and Grill 1715 Dock St | 253.301.3835 thesocialbarandgrill.com Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St | 253.473.7300 stanleyandseaforts.com TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine 1552 Commerce St | 253.274.8999 twokoi.com Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway | 253.627.1229 varsitygrill.com University Place Massimo Italian Bar and Grill 4020 Bridgeport Way W 253.503.1902 massimosup.com Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005 Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569 mamastortinis.com

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Toscanos 437 29th St NE | 253.864.8600 toscanospuyallup.com

Tides Tavern 2925 Harborview Dr | 253.858.3982 tidestavern.com

Trapper’s Sushi 206 39th Ave SW | 253.891.2046 trapperssushi.net

Federal Way Indochine Seafood & Satay Bar 31406 Pacific Hwy S | 253.529.4214 indochinefederalway.com

Bonney Lake Trapper’s Sushi/Sushi Town 20649 Hwy 410 E | 253.891.2046 sushitownbonneylake.com

McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S 320th St | 253.839.5000 mcgrathsfishhouse.com

Sumner Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897 windmillbistro.com

Kent Banyan Tree Restaurant 504 Ramsay Way | 253.981.6333 banyantreerestaurant.com

Olympia Cicada 700 4th St E | 360.753.5700 cicadaolympia.com Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663 mercatoristorante.com Portofino Ristorante 101 Division St NW | 360.352.2803 Ramblin Jacks 520 4th Ave E | 360.754.8909 ramblinjacks.com SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW | 360.357.9464 swingwinebar.com Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW | 360.709.9090 waterstreetcafeandbar.com Gig Harbor Brix25 7707 Pioneer Way | 253.858.6626 harborbrix.com

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top spring fashion trends Embrace the top handbag trend for 2012 by carrying your handbag, rather than wearing it. This trend was seen on the runways of Versace, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger. The styles remain consistent, including the tophandle satchel and the daytime clutch. This year, consider how you carry your purse­—even if it has a strap. To bring attention to your most practical accessory, the handbag, wear oversized rings, gloves and unique bracelets. Big and bold rings will continue to be hot fashion items in 2012. Flashing a ring of crystals, pearls, charms or beads is an ultimate conversation starter. Create a uniquely thoughtful flair and make a statement with accessories by mixing vintage and contemporary pieces.

Hot trends seen on the runways for 2012 include: Heavenly Fabrics – Wear soft, feminine dresses and

blouses that are light as a cloud to make you feel like an angel! Consider chiffons in sorbet shades to give a low-key, ladylike vibe.

Sheer Brilliance – See-through blouses, dresses, pants

photography//shawn kinney hair & makeup//devi pack fashion styling//bri seeley, briseeley.com accessory styling//bon lemon

and skirts were seen on the runways of Michael Kors, John Galliano and Christian Dior for both classic and formal occasions. Consider wearing these layered over a slip for a more practical look.

Pleats Please – Pleats were seen on nearly every major runway, in skirts, shorts, dresses, tops and bags. They were seen as wide and thin, subtle and obvious. 27

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olympia fashion designer, bri seeley


Experience More at Westfield Capital South Sound’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Start Fresh in 2012 by visiting one of our 13 health & beauty stores 24 Hour Fitness M.A.C Cosmetics Massage Envy Bath & Body Works Mastercuts GNC Regis Hairstylists Tuscan Aveda Salon & Spa Plus More Located just off I-5 and 101 North in Olympia 625 Black Lake Blvd. Olympia, WA 98502 360.754.8017 Westfield.com

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shopping guide Annette B. Boutique

Women’s Clothing Boutique 2711 6th Ave 253.761.0984 annetteb.com

Art Process Studio & Gallery

Hand Crafted Jewelry 4712 Brookdale Rd East 253.307.9680 artprocessstudio.com

Envy

Women’s Clothing Boutique 2614 North Proctor 253.761.5531

Selden’s Furniture

Fine Furnishings & Home Decor 1802 62nd Ave East 253.922.5700 seldens.com

Tacoma Mall

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 4502 South Steel St 253.475.4565 simon.com

Olympia

Archibald Sisters

Fragrance & Personal Care Essentials 406 Capitol Way South 800.943.2707 archibaldsisters.com

Belleza Ropa

Women’s Clothing Boutique 101 Capitol Way North 360.352.ROPA(7672)

Courtyard Antiques Antiques & Bistro 705 4th Ave East 360.352.3864

Ginger Street

Vintage & New, Gifts & Home Décor 509 Capitol Way South 360.943.1545 gingerstreetstore.com

Red Door

Repurposed Furnishing & Décor 430 Washington St SE 360.357.7799

Scarlet Empress

Artisan Stationary & Scrapbooking 109 5th Ave SE 360.570.8800 scarlet-empress.com

Westfield Capital Shopping Center

Over 100 Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 625 Black Lake Blvd 360.754.8017 westfield.com/capital Newly Added Maurices Maurices is a women’s fashions store, with quality clothing, accessories, and shoes 360.754.8098 maurices.com

Puyallup

Gig Harbor

Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332 johnson-jewelers.com

Art & Accessories 3133 Harborview Dr 253.858.7736

Johnson Jewelers

South Hill Mall

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 512 South Meridian 253.840.2828 southhillmall.com

Victoria Sells Antiques Well, it’s all in the name! 125 South Meridian 253.445.8330 cochrans.com/victoriasells

Sumner

Emilie Gallery & Boutique

Hush Baby Gig Harbor

Upscale Maternity & Children’s Boutique 4729 Point Fosdick Dr NW 253.858.4874

Kent

Kent Station

Retail Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 417 Ramsay Way 253.856.2301 kentstation.com

A Picket Fence

Earthworks

Old Cannery Furniture Store

Centralia

Home Decor, Gifts & Jewelry 1006 Main St 253.863.6048 apicketfence.com

Home Furnishings 13608 Valley Ave East 253.863.0422 oldcanneryfurniture.com

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Tacoma

Custom Designed Jewelry 235 First Ave South 253.859.4112 earthworksgem.com

HUBBUB

Clothing, Gifts, Art & Decor 505 North Tower Ave 360.736.1517 hubbubshop.com

SugarBabies

Upscale Children’s Boutique 926 Main St 253.299.6221 shopsugarbabies.com

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Puyallup, Washington

Enjoy great shopping at: Charming Charlie Christopher & Banks • Buckle • Famous Footwear Sears • Macy’s • JCPenney • Dick’s Sporting Goods • Target

10am to 9pm, Mon.-Sat. • 10am to 6pm, Sun. Located at Hwy. 512 & South Meridian on Puyallup’s South Hill Puyallup, WA • 253.840.2828 • For Leasing: 253.840.4349 www.southhillmall.com • www.mallgiftcards.net

Red Door, with an eye for fabulous, blends fresh color, bold texture and style bringing repurpose to vintage furnishings at a conscious price! Back by popular demand the Legend of Tinsel Christmas Spider.

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Filled with your favorite shopping experiences...

Red Door is dressed for the holidays and full of unique one of kind gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.

RED DOOR INTERIORS Refining classic décor for modern living. Beautifully sustainable www.reddoorolympia.com | www.facebook.com/reddoorolympia

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the art of living

In the past few years, it has become clear that you can make new brain neurons starting in your 20s and continuing well into old age, in effect rewiring the brain with new parts as the older parts wear out. There are steps you can take right now to preserve, protect and enhance your gray matter.

Physical exercise

A healthy body really does mean a healthy mind. Researchers have found that the areas of the brain that are stimulated through exercise are associated with memory and learning. Exercise boosts brainpower by stimulating formation of new brain cells (neurons). Also, exercise strengthens connections between those cells. Physical exercise may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Several studies have confirmed that regular physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline and dementia as you age. Debbie Baker, Community Relations Director at Weatherly Inn has observed that seniors who participate in daily exercise programs benefit physically, emotionally, and socially.

Lifelong learning

For many people, after graduating from high school or college, their pursuit of new knowledge bottoms out over time. They may be masters at what they do, but they aren’t learning new things. But there is clear evidence that learning and mental stimulation produce favorable changes in the brain. Researchers believe that intellectual activity plays a neuroprotective role against dementia. As you continue to learn and challenge yourself, your brain continues to grow. Says Sarah Idstrom of Franke Tobey Jones:

“This helps your brain store and retrieve information more easily, no matter what your age.” How can you challenge yourself? Scientists agree that anything that is new and expands your knowledge base will be effective, such as learning to play a musical instrument, starting a new hobby, learning a new language or simply cooking a new dish. If you let your brain be idle, it’s not going to be in the best health.

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Creativity

The seeds of creativity live in everyone and, if nurtured, blossom throughout the lifespan. Martha Graham danced until she was 75; Pablo Picasso painted in his 80s; Antonio Stradivari was making violins at 92. Singer Tony Bennett, in his 80s, has become as well-known for his oil paintings (under his birth name Anthony Benedetto) as for his legendary songs. Although most of us aren’t Picasso, there is growing recognition of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.

prove the mind-body connection as we age, improving longterm health and well-being.

The healing powers of imagination in people with Alzheimer’s disease are also evident.

Local Resources

Dr. Gene Cohen, noted researcher on the human brain and aging, has said that “art is like chocolate to the brain.” He has put forth a number of fascinating, groundbreaking scientific theories suggesting that creative activity can significantly im-

What this means for all of us, and particularly for seniors, is that just like an investment of money that pays dividends over time, an investment in time spent exercising, learning and enjoying creative pursuits yields increased brainpower and memory retention. LEAH GROUT

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