Readers’ Choice: SouthSoundTalk’s Most-Read Stories in August

Fall is in the air. From rainy weather to pumpkin spice lattes, summer has swiftly made its exit, making room for bulky sweaters, rubber rainboots, hot beverages, and all the things that autumn brings. But before we say goodbye to the season completely, take a look back on summer one last time with our readers’ most-read stories in August.

1. Learning from Failure Hurdles Local Athlete Jordin Andrade to Rio

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Jordin Andrade out of the blocks as an All-American, when running for the Boise State Broncos. Photo credit: Nate Barrett.
Bonney Lake High School graduate Andrade Jordin made it to the Olympics this year. Read the story of how this small-town athlete excelled to the global arena in this article.

2. Xerox Provides Job Opportunities for Veterans and Military Spouses

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With locations in Federal Way and Lacey, Xerox provides countless job opportunities to veterans and military spouses living in and around Pierce and Thurston Counties. Photo courtesy: Cody Adams.

Located near Joint-Base Lewis McChord, and with a second location in Federal Way, Xerox provides countless jobs for our area’s military spouses and veterans. Learn how this company is helping veterans and their families transition into the workforce in this article.

3. McMenamins Moves into Historic Elks Lodge Building

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Brian and Mike McMenamin during a media tour of the Elks Lodge. Photo courtesy: Steve Dunkelberger.

Tacoma’s Elks Lodge is getting a facelift. Read this article to learn how McMenamins plans to restore this historic building while bringing food, entertainment and more to the community.

4. Editor’s Pick: Glide Across the Water with Gig Harbor Gondola

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Cruise the water of Gig Harbor on a gondola. Photo credit: Kristin Kendle.

There’s only one place in the region to experience an authentic gondola ride. Before you board the Gig Harbor Gondola, read about its owner, John “Cinque” Synco, in this article.