SouthSoundTalk’s Top 10 Stories of 2014


oly orthoSouthSoundTalk launched one year ago in January 2014 as an alternative to traditional media and news sources in Pierce County. Leaving the breaking news for the other guys, SouthSoundTalk has focused on publishing positive stories about the people, businesses and organizations that make Pierce County such a vibrant place to live, work and play. That’s been our mission since day one. As we reflect on the past year with our 10 most read stories of 2014, it’s clear that we accomplished what we set out to do. Looking ahead to 2015, we’re excited to continue sharing positive stories with the community that highlight why Pierce County is such a great place to call home.

#10 – A Day Trip to Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor is brimming with adventure and discovery for visitors of all ages.

#9 – Healthy, Organic, Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Eating in the South Sound

No matter who you are dining with, this list of specialty diet locations can’t be beat.

#8 – Dan Parker – Playing with LEGOs Pays Off

In the past two decades, Dan Parker has built over 3,500 LEGO projects.

#7 – Great Winter Hikes in the South Sound and Beyond

Don’t let the calendar impact your hiking schedule.  Look to this article for suggestions on some outdoor recreation nearby.

#6 – Tacoma Beer Crawl – Tacoma’s Best Breweries, Beer Bars and Bottle Shops

In this article we highlight local shops and breweries that are part of the popular craft brewery industry.

#5 – The Tacoma Dome – A Tacoma Landmark with a Bright Future

A new design is in the works to grace the Tacoma Dome.

#4 – Top 10 Picks for the Great Tacoma Burger Tour

Included in this article is a handy map to help you get you to your burger craving even faster.

#3 – 10 Tacoma Happy Hour Hot Spots

Use this list to find a new spot to close out the work day.

#2 – 50 Things to See and Do in Tacoma

Who doesn’t love a bucket list?  How many of these activities have you checked off?  Play tourist in your hometown.

#1 – Thrifting Like a Pro: Tips for Finding Discounted Treasures in Tacoma

This article was the clear winner for our reader’s favorite stories in 2014.  It had three times more views than any other article published this year.

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