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Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 1/18 – 1/24

This weekend is Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday! Which means most of us will have a long weekend, which sounds great. We found a good array of fun events to attend, including some Martin Luther King, Jr celebrations. Hope you all have a great weekend. Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a c...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Washington, National Parks, Bellevue, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Martin Luther King, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Martin Luther King Jr, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Tallulah


2018 HGTV Dream Home for Sale

Gig Harbor, WA – Jan. 12, 2019 (PRNewswire) While the world is watching the HGTV Dream Home give away in 2019, there is a secret to be told. The actual home from the 2018 HGTV Dream Home giveaway is on the market. The 2018 Dream Home is in Gig Harbor, Washington and is listed with Michael Morrison of Morrison House Sotheby’s International Realty. The current owners bought directly from HGTV this summer after the winner opted for the cash settlement from HGTV. Now the 2018 Dream Home owners are ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Chase, Tacoma, Giveaway, Hgtv, Dream Home, Morrison, Sotheby s International Realty, Shawn, Pierce County, Gig Harbor, Real Estate News, HGTV Dream Home, Michael Morrison


Mariners announce player development and minor league coaching staffs for the 2019 season

Daren Brown returns to manage Class AAA Tacoma, replacing Pat Listach, who was not retained for this season. Mitch Canham will move up to Class AA Arkansas.
Tags: News, Sports, Tacoma, Mariners, Mitch Canham, Pat Listach, Daren Brown


Norwegian liquor travels the world

People have different definitions of what it means to be well-traveled. For some, it means a big portion of your time is spent exploring new places. To others, it simply means racking up passport stamps. Every drop of Linie Aquavit, a spirit from Norway, is well-traveled regardless of how you define it. In fact, all of the Linie sold since 1821 has seen more of the world than the vast majority of humans. Before being bottled, Linie is aged in 500-liter barrels that previously held Oloroso she...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York, Instagram, Australia, Kentucky, Scotland, Singapore, US, New Hampshire, Norway, Scandinavia, Baltimore, Panama, Caribbean, Tacoma


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 1/11 – 1/17

Don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the weekend. There are a few good events to attend that look like so much fun for the family. Got some museum fun, movies, even a few lingering winter events as well. Have a great weekend! Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Washington, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Peter, Tallulah, Don, Des Moines, Beaverton


Man sentenced to 60+ years for beating, decapitating 2 Tacoma women

Matthew Leupold murdered the two women in January 2017 in their Tacoma home after using drugs with them and hearing voices, according to court documents.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Matthew Leupold


A Toyota for the Wilderness

Back in the days, the Toyota Tundra was one of the earliest Pickup Truck by any Japanese brand to launch in the States. The truck was made to compete with those of the Chevy, Dodge and other local models. And is sold in the US as the bigger brother to the Tacoma. The 2018 Toyota Tundra is being sold at 31 grand and change for the double cab base variant. Tundra is an upgrade over the Tacoma with big V8 engines that churn out mammoth 381 horsepower to pull the truck. In result, the truck becomes ...
Tags: US, Blogging, Toyota, Tacoma, Others, Chevy Dodge


New cat in Tacoma


Tags: News, Local News, Tacoma


Russian asylum-seeker who died in Tacoma claimed to be a ‘shaman’ fleeing prison torture

Records obtained through the Freedom of Immigration Act reveal new details about a man who died after trying to hang himself in the Northwest Detention Center. A source of mystery until now despite media coverage and questions from Congress members and the governor, he told officials he was a victim of racist violence and repression.
Tags: News, Congress, Nation, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Nation & World Politics, Northwest Detention Center


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 1/4 – 1/10

Most of us will have kids going back to school soon, which is crazy! But we still have a few holiday or winter themed events to attend. Also, note some of them this will be the last weekend. So if you’ve been wanting to go, now is the time. Hope you all have a good week. Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Tallulah, Don, Des Moines, Beaverton, Redmond, Bainbridge Island


2019 World Juniors: Hrabik Getting Great Opportunity With Czechs

VANCOUVER — Krystof Hrabik couldn’t have handpicked two better linemates, getting the chance to flank a pair of first-round NHL draft picks in Martin Necas and Martin Kaut through three games at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Vaclav Varada, their coach for the Czech Republic, called it a ‘good fit’ even though they haven’t produced much in the way of offence. The team, as a whole, has only managed four goals and that line hasn’t scored since Wednesday’s opener when Kaut netted the Czec...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Rockets, Vancouver, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, National Hockey League, Tacoma


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 12/28 – 1/3

We have less than a week left of 2018, but still, have quite a few fun events to attend even some fun family-friendly New Years Eve events. Also wanted to mention that most of these events listed are more than one day. Just double check the link listed. Hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve, and Happy New Year!~ Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you ...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, House, Bellevue, Portland, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Grey, Tallulah, Des Moines, Burien, Ivar


It’s in Washington’s best interests to engage China as a partner, not an adversary

The recently adjusted tariffs on China could affect roughly 20 percent of trade volumes at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma and put 16,000 jobs at risk.
Tags: News, Opinion, Washington, China, Seattle, Tacoma


Guy Trades in FIVE Toyota MR2s

When I was a kid I worked at a restaurant in the suburbs. I can't remember how this started, but when my shift was over, the staff would give me money to drive their cars to a nearby gas station to fill them up. On the weekends, some of them paid me to take their cars home with me and wash them. I'd just gotten my driver's license and this was an exciting opportunity to try driving different car types.The hostess, Miranda, had this awesome cherry red 1985 Toyota MR2. It was a stickshift, and at ...
Tags: Design, Cars, Missouri, Connecticut, Toyota, Miranda, Tacoma, Ben, Mobil, Brotherton COAD Salesperson


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 12/21 – 12/27

Well, here we are, just about 5 days away from Christmas. If you’re still wanting to get in some holiday fun do check out our list below. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list. Cheap Event Tickets for Seattl...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, House, Bellevue, Portland, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Thomas, Spokane, Des Moines, Tiffany, Beaverton


The Toyota Tacoma Is Now Much More Than the Top-Selling Midsize Truck – It’s Now One of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles, Full Stop

One year ago, the Nissan Altima, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Fusion were all significantly more popular than the Toyota Tacoma. The Altima, for example, sold 32-percent more often than the Tacoma, which was generating record volume in 2017. Fast forward one year, however, and the Tacoma is operating at an entirely […] The post The Toyota Tacoma Is Now Much More Than the Top-Selling Midsize Truck – It’s Now One of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles, Full Stop appe...
Tags: Sales, America, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Nissan, Tacoma, Ford Fusion, Toyota Tacoma, News Blog


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 12/14 – 12/20

Christmas is a week and a few days away, seriously can’t believe it! We have a quite a few holiday events this weekend, including a good amount of ones to see Santa! Hope you all have a great weekend! Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list. Cheap E...
Tags: Elsa, Budget, Entertainment, Washington, Oregon, House, Bellevue, Portland, Santa, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Polaroid, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael


Winter events that bring warmth of holiday spirit: light display, ice skating, zoo celebration

Snow Day Winter Light Display, Dec. 14-Jan. 20 (grand opening on Dec. 14); Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, through Jan. 13; Winterfest Ice Rink at Seattle Center, through Jan. 6; Frozen Fountain Ice Rink in Tacoma, through Feb. 2; Winter Celebration at the Zoo in Seattle, Dec 15-17 and 20-22.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Events, Seattle, Tacoma, Seattle Center, WinterFest Ice Rink, Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, Frozen Fountain Ice Rink


Judge refuses to dismiss wage effort at Tacoma immigration jail

GEO pays detainees at its Northwest Detention Center $1 per day to volunteer for tasks such as janitorial or kitchen work. Washington's minimum wage is $11 per hour.
Tags: News, Washington, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Nation & World, Northwest Detention Center


I know what will be my down fall

A foot of snow on the ground. I had to take my wife to stay at the hospital because she has a few surgeries to do tomorrow. The kiddo is at grandmas because I didn’t want him in the truck while I took her back and forth. I am home alone. At this point I have eaten every thing in the house. I am so bored. I have did everything from playing with lanterns to buried a ar in the snow to freeze test it. I rode the roads half the day in the landrover and then switched the the Tacoma to test the...
Tags: Weapon, Tacoma, General Discussion


Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang, star of famed car-chase scene in ‘Bullitt,’ pulls into Tacoma

Two Ford Mustangs were used in the 1968 Steve McQueen cop film, “Bullitt,” with its classic chase scene through San Francisco. One is lost and the other Mustang is on loan for display at LeMay - America’s Car Museum in Tacoma.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, San Francisco, Nation, Ford, Steve McQueen, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Puget Sound, Ford Mustangs, LeMay America 's Car Museum


Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang, star of famed car-chase scene in the film ‘Bullitt,’ pulls into Tacoma

There were two Ford Mustangs used in the 1968 Steve McQueen cop film, “Bullitt,” with its classic chase scene through San Francisco. One is lost and the other Mustang is on loan for display at LeMay - America’s Car Museum in Tacoma.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, San Francisco, Nation, Ford, Steve McQueen, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Puget Sound, Ford Mustangs, LeMay America 's Car Museum


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 12/7 – 12/13

I’m looking very forward to the weekend! We have such a good list this weekend, especially with so many holiday-themed events. The lighting events look amazing, Santa visits, and more. What’s you’re family’s favorite thing to attend during the holidays? Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a c...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Oregon, House, Bellevue, Portland, Grinch, Santa, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Woodlawn, Spokane


Sponsored: Celebrate Hanukkah with fun local tees for the family

Designed in Tacoma, these cozy tees add fun to the Festival of Lights.
Tags: News, Shopping, Tacoma, Explore


Russian immigrant’s handwritten note leaves many questions about treatment at Northwest Detention Center

Was a Russian detainee thrown naked into a cold cell in the before he tried to hang himself in the Tacoma detention center? A handwritten note raises the possibility, and the case is drawing international attention.
Tags: News, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Nation & World Politics, Northwest Detention Center


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 11/30 – 12/6

So many fun craft shows popping up this week! I’m sure you’ll be able to knock some people on you’re Christmas list. Also a good amount of tree lighting ceremonies going on! Have a great weekend and happy first week of December. Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Oregon, House, Bellevue, Portland, Santa Claus, Marysville, Santa, Seattle, Vikings, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael


ICE says Russian detainee in Tacoma died after suicide attempt, not from hunger strike

Mergensana Amar had been in ICE custody for almost a year, during which his asylum claim was denied by a court. He was scheduled for deportation this month.
Tags: News, World, Nation, Local Politics, Local News, Tacoma, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Mergensana Amar


Robots and Tax Breaks: How Plus One Robotics Started in San Antonio

San Antonio—Toyota opened a large-scale manufacturing plant in San Antonio, TX, in 2006, where both humans and computer-controlled Yaskawa robots began to build Tundra and Tacoma trucks.Erik Nieves moved to San Antonio because someone had to install, program, and maintain those robots. Nieves was the man for the job: Not only was he originally from San Antonio and looking to return, he had worked for Yaskawa Motoman, the U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese robotics company, since he graduated from ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Texas, Funding, Trends, Startup, Robots, Venture Capital, Toyota, Dynamo, Algorithm, Manufacturing, Algorithms, Robotics, Robot, Financing


Russian asylum-seeker dies after going on hunger strike while in ICE detention in Tacoma

Immigrants' rights groups want the state to investigate the death of Amar Mergansana, who died Saturday after an 86-day hunger strike while in ICE custody.
Tags: News, World, Nation, Local Politics, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Amar Mergansana


Ticket Deals On The Nutcracker in the Northwest! George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, as Low as $31!

  Ticket Deals On The Nutcracker If you are wanting to go and see The Nutcracker here in the Northwest, there are a few really great deals on tickets available right now! This is such a wonderful, classic performance to see during the holidays! We love to go to the smaller performances, too, as we’ve found that the dancers will often come out in full costume after the performance so kids can meet them & take pictures with them, which is my girls’ favorite part of the experience! Make sure to ...
Tags: Facebook, Washington, Christmas, Low, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Tchaikovsky, Western Washington, Edmonds, George Balanchine, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Goldstar, Thrifty NW, Pantages Theater