SouthSoundTalk’s top stories in July center on two topics – summer fun and history. From fun festivals and dining by the water to local historians and the rich Scandinavian ancestry many of us share, read on to find out more about your top stories!
1. 2017 Summer Festivals Not to Miss in Tacoma
Just about every weekend has something to do, from food festivals to fireworks to artsy events and beyond. Look ahead with this list and mark your calendars. Kristin Kendle shares everything you need to know for a 2017 summer filled with festival fun.
2. Michael Sullivan – Keeper of Tacoma’s Stories
Michael Sullivan’s drive for history and storytelling has aided in the preservation of the Blue Mouse Theatre, where he is part owner. He’s also played a role in the preservation of countless buildings and the recent restoration of the once-thought-lost film “Eyes of the Totem.” Steve Dunkelberger shares the tale of “Mr. Tacoma History.”
3. Where to Dine on the Water in Tacoma
Tacoma is a city surrounded by water and spectacular views. It’s also a city filled with delicious places to eat. Read this list of where you can combine these two fabulous facets of living in the South Sound and enjoy a meal at a waterfront restaurant. Foodie Kristin Kendle shares the best places to do just that.
4. Editor’s Pick: Scandinavian Roots of Pacific Lutheran University
On the ground floor of the University Center of the PLU campus is the Scandinavian Cultural Center, you can find extensive information on the school’s Norwegian history, see museum-worthy artifacts, participate in classes and attend many events year-round. Writer Shelby Beckwith takes you on a fun historical journey full of vikings, saints and pottery.
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