February is a month of variety. It’s not quite warm enough to get outside most days. It’s not quite cold enough to stay in all the time either. As a result, our readers were looking for that variety on our site. Your favorite stories this month included some tasty places to eat, unique places to go out and a local icon known by many.

Read on to find out what February’s top stories were!

1. Sumner’s Berryland Cafe Offers Comfort Food and All Things Rhubarb

Berryland sells a cookbook collection of their favorite rhubarb recipes. A three-ring binder design makes it a cinch to add new pages, which come out roughly every year around the holidays.

Some days nothing can cure what ails you more than the familiar dishes conjured with love from Mom’s or Grandma’s kitchen. A stack of pancakes slathered in syrup, a slice of pie topped with ice cream, or a cookie dipped in milk combined with good conversation can provide comfort unrivaled by yoga class, meditation or the therapist’s couch. However, as good as they are, Mom or Grandma might find themselves competing with Sumner’s Berryland Café as a provider of comfort food served in a welcoming atmosphere.

2. Unique Date or Family Day Out: Pierce College’s Science Dome

The dome is situated so that it feels almost like you’re inside the dome. Photo courtesy: Science Dome

Just when you think you’ve heard about all the things to do in the South Sound, you might be surprised that there are often undiscovered secrets—sometimes right within well-known places. Case in point, Pierce College’s Science Dome, which is a 58-seat planetarium with a 38-foot dome arching over the entire theater. The Science Dome makes a unique date night, but is equally enjoyable for families looking for something new (and educational!) to do together.

3. Sonja Silver – Business Owner, Community Ambassador, Tacoma Icon

Sonja Silver exhibits her sleek and functional raincoat.

Perhaps you were a patron of Proctor Frozen Yogurt or perhaps you have browsed the racks of Sonja – Clothes to Live In. Maybe you own an original “Gritty Tacoman” tee before they were all the rage. Or going even farther back, perhaps you were acquainted with the mayor of Fircrest back in the 50s. Whatever the case, perhaps you’ve heard of Sonja Silver before, but if you haven’t, you ought to change that.

4. Editor’s Choice: Ladies First – Creating a Community for Young Women

T’wina Franklin (left) founded Ladies First to help empower young women. Photo courtesy: Ladies First

Sometimes the best way to fill a need is to meet it head on. That’s what T’wina Franklin did back in 2012 when she, along with Tasha Ina Church, founded Ladies First, a school-based program dedicated to empowering young women to make healthy decisions and promote free thinking and cultural awareness in their everyday lives. Learn about this amazing program and how it’s making a difference in the South Sound community.

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