Readers’ Choice — SouthSoundTalk’s Most-Read Stories in June

With summer in full swing, articles about outdoor activities, farmers markets and other seasonally appropriate topics are in abundance, and our readers’ favorite June stories are a reflection of that. Scroll through the list below to see what articles you, our readers, enjoyed most last month.

1. Pint Defiance — Specialty Beers on Tap and To-Go in Tacoma

Peruse the expansive beer selection at Tacoma’s Pint Defiance. ©SouthSoundTalk.

There’s no doubt about it — Tacoma area residents love their beer, and Pint Defiance caters to customers of all kinds. Whether you want to enjoy a pint in-house or grab some bottles to go, this Tacoma beer bar has something for everyone. Read this article to find out why Pint Defiance is a hit among local beer drinkers.

2. Tacoma Rainiers’ New Wiffle Ball Field Hits It Out of the Ballpark

An artist rendering provides an aerial view of the new Wiffle ball field. Photo courtesy: Tacoma Rainiers.

Earlier this summer, Cheney Stadium opened a new kids play area complete with a regulation Wiffle ball field. In an ongoing effort to improve the experience for its fans, the Wiffle ball field provides a fun way for kids and families to play a bit of baseball before — or after — the game. Learn more about the new Wiffle ball field in this article.

3. Know Your Ropes Temporarily Transforms Hilltop Neighborhood

Sponsored by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, this mural aims to improve walkability in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. Photo courtesy: Know Your Ropes.

The City of Tacoma and its residents are constantly finding new, creative ways to get the community out and about. Know Your Ropes is an example of this. Inspired to better acquaint locals to the city’s Hilltop Neighborhood, Know Your Ropes is a temporary installation that guides visitors through the neighborhood in a creative, informative way. Find out more about the Hilltop walking route in this article.

4. Editor’s Pick: Proctor Farmers Market Vendor Kristi Slotemaker Talks Making (and Eating) Cheese

With hands-on classes, Proctor Farmers Market vendor River Valley Cheese offers more than meets the eye. ©SouthSoundTalk.

With countless farmers markets across Pierce County, a bounty of fresh fruits, veggies and other specialty foods are available at arm’s reach. Learning about the faces behind the markets — the vendors themselves — adds another layer of knowledge and appreciation to any market visit. In this article, we learned more about Proctor Farmers Market vendor River Valley Cheese — and even found out we could learn how to make cheese ourselves through one of the classes they offer on-site at their Fall City production facility.

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