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Streetside Artscape explores winter darkness

This winter, a new art installation in the storefront windows of downtown Tacoma’s famed Woolworth building is lighting up the corner of 11th Street and Broadway. Their piece, which debuted at First Night Tacoma-Pierce County on New Year’s Eve, is … Continue reading

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100 more bikes for 100 more children

Instead of holding a traditional holiday party, the team at CollinsWoerman created their own Santa’s Workshop. Over 60 employees spent the day assembling 100 bicycles of all sizes for 100 kids.  The event benefited the Forgotten Children’s Fund, an organization that … Continue reading

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Shop smart, spend safe this season

Here are some tips for cyber shopping, online returns, and other financial advice for the year’s end. Some cyber shopping tips for a safe holiday season These days I find I’m as apt to reach for my phone as I … Continue reading

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This eye contains 1.2 million books!

Dutch firm MVRDV has built a spectacular public library that looks like a huge eye, as part of a new cultural district in Tianjin, China. Located in the Binhai Cultural District, Tianjin Binhai Library is one of a cluster of … Continue reading

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Buy it new, or used?

Here’s something you may have missed from the Money page.   Experienced shoppers weigh the pros and cons of thrift-store finds. Bedbugs. Weird smells. The possibility of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff. Those … Continue reading

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