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The Final Days of Summer
THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN ONE TO REMEMBER, though possibly
one many would like to forget. As our wonderful community events
continued to be canceled left and right for the concern of our health
and safety, it almost felt as if we had been stripped of what makes
summertime here truly memorable year after year. But, maybe this
could be a blessing in disguise for so many of us. Summer is still here,
and now more than ever we have the opportunity to spend more
quality time with our families than usual.
Despite the uncertainties, we continue to work and play in this
place we call home—even if that means finding new ways to get
outdoors and take in the beauty and unique opportunities our town
has to offer. Don’t let another day pass you by without seizing those
moments and creating memories with those most dear to you by
Before we know it, the long days of summer will be behind us, and
it will be back to routine—whatever that may look like, as so much
is still unknown. The kids will be back in school, whether that be
in a structured school setting or in the comfort of your own home
via remote learning. Sports will once again be making their return,
adding some excitement and friendly competition amongst the
players—and their audience. Life will continue, and we will continue
to adapt to the changes and challenges that come with it.
Despite all that is going on around us, we can take comfort in
knowing that our community remains strong, and together, we will
survive and once again thrive.
As you read through the August issue of 253 Lifestyle Magazine, you
will be reminded of the wonderful place we live and the incredible
people who surround us daily. We are truly fortunate, and it is a
reminder to be grateful for the gift we’ve been given to live in, and be
a part of, such a caring community.
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ISSUE NO. 20
L I F E S T Y L E M A G A Z I N E
Q&A WITH RANDALL MORRIS
FORMER SEATTLE SEAHAWK AND FOUNDER OF
THE RANDALL MORRIS FOUNDATION
A Warm Welcome and Comfortable Stay:
Setting up your short-term rental
Fall Beauty Trends: Now’s the time to
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Tacoma’s Humane Society: “Compassion
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Q&A with Randall Morris: Former
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a warm welcome and comfortable stay
SETTING UP YOUR SHORT-TERM RENTAL
BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, INTERIOR DESIGNER
So many people are falling in love with our area and purchasing a second home here. If that is you, congratulations! If, instead,
you are from here and decided to take advantage of this boom we are experiencing and rent out your home for short-term
rentals (STRs), congratulations! If you just live here and don’t have a second home, still—congratulations! We live in a beautiful
area that people love to visit.
Setting up your property to rent, however, can be intimidating. I’ve worked on many rental properties, and the competition is fierce for
the high-dollar rentals. Part of the issue is the pressure from social media. Rental companies and, indeed, renters, would like their vacation
homes to be Instagram and Facebook worthy. They want a vacation home that comes with bragging rights. But how does one accomplish
this and still account for the fact that items may be stolen, damaged, broken, misplaced or misused?
When outfitting a short-term rental, the first thing I do is assess the surfaces. Anything worn, damaged or unsightly needs to be repaired
or replaced ASAP. This goes for flooring, cabinetry, carpeting, countertops and all bathrooms and plumbing fixtures. I also look at heat
sources and ventilation. It might be summertime swelter to us locals, but someone visiting from Arizona or Georgia might find our chilly
summer nights a bit on the frigid side. Comfort is key. Ceiling fans and air conditioning must also be in good working order. If none exist,
a good-quality floor or table fan is definitely a must—especially in bedrooms. All doors and windows must also be in good working order,
with locks on bathroom doors, if possible.
A fresh coat of paint is always appreciated, as are clean carpets, maintained fireplaces and appliances, a full kitchen—including cookware
and basic spices. Towels and linens are a must, as are clean sheets and ultra-clean bedding. It should look a feel like a hotel but with a
Curb appeal is important as well. That first glimpse of the home when people pull up really begins their experience. If you do not live
here full time, make sure that you have a landscaper or someone maintaining the lawn and front garden beds. Hot tubs are a plus, but
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of course, not necessary, as are fire pits. However, it is a good idea
to leave your renters with instructions for both! Instructions for any
unusual or high-end appliances are also a good idea and may prevent
For furnishings, the focus is usually on beds. “How many does it
sleep?” is a common question in the world of STRs. However, this
question should be addressed within reason. Bunk beds are a plus,
but not always necessary. Sometimes queen-sized beds in each
bedroom work just as well, as family members can double up if
needed, including kids. Pull-out sofas are also recommended, but
again, not always necessary. If you’d like to focus on quality instead
of quantity, that is certainly acceptable. As well, I’ve worked on STRs
where instead of a huge room of beds we’ve placed good-quality
sleeping bags on the floor of a bonus room, and the kids have had a
great time, treating it like a campout!
Interior decor should be simple, tasteful and area specific. Signs
reading “Welcome to the Beach” or “Relax, You’re at the Cabin” are
welcome. Family photos and other personal memorabilia are not.
People love their vacations to be beautiful and fun, but not stressful.
Your STR is not the place for your grandmother’s china or pristine
antique dining table. Items need to be somewhat affordable and
replaceable, just in case an accident occurs.
A short-term vacation home is a place where your guests don’t want
to have to worry about their surroundings. The best gift you can give
them is a comfortable bed, a simple but cohesive interior and a warm
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Now’s the time to refresh
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Although it seems so far away at the height
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One of the easiest ways to embrace a new season and
step into an opportunity for change is by refreshing
your look. This fall, new beauty trends offer the
chance to both play with boldness and speak volumes
From colorful makeup trends to subtle hair
accessories, the fall of 2020 will certainly bring its
opportunities to refresh your routine when it comes
to makeup, hair and skin care.
According to Vogue, the makeup forecast for fall
2020 is largely bold, bright and exuberant. This year’s
runways saw glitter, sparkle and shine with attentiongrabbing
colors, as well as darker, moody nods to the
era of grunge. Here are a few of the most prominent
Color pops - This year, as temperatures start to cool, it
doesn’t have to mean cooling off the intensity of your
look; bright color is certainly on trend. Keep the heat
up with eye shadows in bright pink and orange, or a
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Keeping your roots darker while
bringing softer caramel tones to the
lower lengths will prepare you to
warmly welcome fall with just the
right amount of contrast.
bold, red lip. Pick an area to focus on, and embolden yourself to go
for more: a flashier, fluorescent mascara or a color-blocked eyelid
are right on par with fall runway looks.
Shadow play - If you’re looking to draw attention up to your eyes,
trendsetters are all for bright shadows this season. From glamorous
golden tones to bright orange or blush, a statement shadow can be
worn “like jewelry,” according to Harper’s Bazaar.
Goth and punk-inspired - Color isn’t everything this fall; those
who lean more toward a darker look are in luck. Black eyeliner is
very much on-trend and can be made even edgier with a healthy
smudge. Even better news: This type of look (a thick swipe of
eyeliner with full, dark mascara) takes hardly any time and is
perfect for moments when you’re pressed for time. Take this look
up a notch at night with a darker, bolder winged liner applied with
brushed liquid eyeliner, paired with a nude or matte lip.
Textured updos - This fall wants to see your texturized pony and
those playful, pinned-up curls. Start with texturizing powders and
beach wave sprays that add a healthy, easy bounce. Pin your waves
back in a tousled, romantic updo or a youthful scrunchie. The
more texture and character, the better.
Small, subtle details - Tiny, barely-there braids or subtle accent
accessories woven into your updo will bring a subtle accent to
your everyday look this fall. Play up your ponytail by weaving in
tiny pins or ribbons—even a darker ribbon that matches your hair
color will add dimension while keeping your overall look more
A “less is more” approach to accessorizing - Headbands and hair
accessories are coming back for the fall of 2020. Trending styles
will be minimal, with accessories aimed at accentuating, not
overshadowing, the look. Trending headbands will be thinner,
wiry, and laced with small jewels or pearls. Don’t overthink it—a
small, simple hair clip or jeweled bobby pin is all you need to pull
this trend off.
Hair color - With the way this year has gone, many are still
awaiting their chance to sit in the hair colorist’s chair. When you
finally get that long-anticipated appointment, keep in mind fall’s
most predominant hair color trend: caramel highlights. Keeping
your roots darker while bringing softer caramel tones to the lower
lengths will prepare you to warmly welcome fall with just the right
amount of contrast.
Skin care is ever evolving, with many trends crossing over from
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the realms of dietary wellness and nutritional science. A few new ways
to care for our body’s largest organ will surely interest both the healthconscious
and the environmentally aware consumers.
Going plant-based - We often hear about the power of plants in terms
of what we put in our body, but what about what goes on our skin?
As plant-based beauty has grown in popularity, a few trends to watch
for this fall include: vegan and cruelty-free claims, “nature-identical”
ingredients that, like they sound, have their original form in nature
as a plant or mineral, and Halal beauty, indicating products that are
cruelty-free, alcohol-free and free of animal products.
Taking bacteria beyond the microbiome - The power of probiotics to
promote a balanced gut isn’t a new, trendy conversation; but expect to
see that conversation shift to include more beauty and skin products
this fall. Everything from pre- and probiotic-packed deodorants that
feed the right odor-fighting bacteria, to bacteria-based scalp serums,
will be headed our way this fall.
Going environmentally conscious - Trendsetters are predicting a
step up from recycling this fall with upcycling, which encourages the
repurposing of items to extend the lifespan of their usability and avoid
adding more waste to overflowing landfills. Brands are paying more
attention to what their products’ containers are made from to allow
buyers to continue using the containers in creative ways long after the
product is gone, with possibilities ranging from on-the-go storage to
a home for succulents.
You can recreate your look and skin-care routine at any time, whether
it’s by starting small with a subtle accessory, or going bold with a
bright new eye shadow.
There may be no better time to take a small risk and approach
something new than in the fall, when everything seems to be primed
for change. This fall, don’t be afraid to be bold, remembering that
beauty trends aren’t meant to stay forever—that’s what makes them
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“COMPASSION ISN’T CANCELED” IN HUMANE
SOCIETY’S 30TH ANNUAL DOG-A-THON
By Rachel Kelly
Photos Courtesy of Humane Society for Tacoma and
Pierce County and the Tacoma Public Library Archives
The story begins in 1888. The local circus was in
town, along with an advertised performance by
local animals; one of those performers being
a large bear. The mistreated and most likely
malnutritioned bear failed to perform. His trainer began
to ruthlessly kick him and would not stop. Appalled, the
people of Tacoma began to cry as one for kindness and
justice. The trainer spent some time in prison as a result
of his cruelty; enough time to recognize that he’d found
himself in a wholly different kind of city. It was for this
reason that the Tacoma Humane Society was formed.
The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County is
not really connected to other Humane Societies, in that
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separately and individually according to the needs of its
community. The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce
County is proudly one of the oldest Humane Societies
in the country. In 1888, when it was founded, it ran a
little different than it does today. Originally, the Tacoma
Humane Society began as a nonprofit geared as a refuge
for orphaned children and livestock.
Today it has evolved according to the needs of its
community and is back to where it began (minus the
children). It is a refuge for injured, abused or lost animals.
Namely, domesticated pets. Currently the Tacoma
Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County is housing
over 230 cats, dogs and critters. This doesn’t include those
in its foster care program, which bumps the number of
pets considerably higher. The society only euthanizes
animals for the sake of compassion, and never for space
or time. Which is why the foster care program is so
essential: It makes space. The Humane Society for Tacoma
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and Pierce County sees approximately 10,000 animals per year. A
high 92 percent of those animals leave the building healthier and
happier than when they came.
The number of animals currently being housed at the facility may
seem high, but it is in fact characteristically low. The play pens,
runs, building and parking lot are pretty quiet. This is not because
animals are not coming in; the healthy partnership that the Humane
Society for Tacoma and Pierce County has with animal control
ensures that there will always be lost animals coming in. However,
since the COVID-19 shutdown, adoption has been up. And while
the pandemic itself is not good news, the compassionate response
of our community toward its smallest members is. Adopting an
animal doesn’t take very many resources, but it does take time.
Time is about the only thing that we have in excess right now.
The pandemic has also changed the face of the Humane Society’s
largest yearly event: the Dog-A-Thon, with 2020 marking its 30th
year. Normally the fundraiser boasts of a vendor village, which
is like a large open-air market for local products (many of them
pet related). There is also a 1-mile walk; this year they were even
planning to add on a 5k. In addition, there are usually canine demos
and a dog agility course. But as the time for the event came closer,
the society came to the realization that a large community event
just might not be feasible. However, equally unfeasible was the
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Instead of an openair
vendors posted their
products on the
website. Instead of
walking in a large
group, participants for
this year’s walk were
encouraged to garner funds by walking in their neighborhoods.
The first three walkers to post their participation via the hashtag
#dogathon2020 received gift cards from Mud Bay as an incentive.
On Facebook, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce
County did a 30-minute presentation, opening up the event and
showcasing adoptable animals. There was even an online tutorial
for pet CPR!
The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County ended
the fundraiser having raised $100,000, a significant number
comparable to previous years. These funds will reverberate
throughout the year, felt by each animal that finds its way through
the Humane Society’s doors. And what a year it’s been thus far!
In January, the Humane Society began by taking in a group of
dogs forced into brutal combat in an illegal dog fighting ring. Just
after that, the pandemic hit, and the Humane Society became very
(happily) busy in caring for and adopting out a large percentage
of animals in their care. Then came the revamping of this year’s
fundraiser. What’s next for the society now that we are rolling
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into fall? Much the same as it has always planned in years past since its
conception in 1888: care. Care for the smallest most vulnerable members of
our community—from domesticated rabbits to the dogs forced to “perform”
in dog fighting rings.
The pandemic has been, for some, an experience akin to having the floor
crumble beneath their feet. We’re all like plumbers, who’ve discovered that
there are 20 leaks in the pipe. We plug one hole with one hand, only to
discover another one open. We eventually run out of hands and begin to
wade in deep water. The pandemic has forced us to take a good hard look in
the mirror at who we are and where we want to go. It can be disconcerting,
and yet it can also be empowering. Empowering because we discover that
here, we’re not alone. There are other hands ready to plug a few more holes.
Community is the buoy that bolsters our efforts. Together, we are successful.
There are a lot of things we’re missing right now, a lot of yearly activities
that are canceled. Some of our favorite community places have closed, and
we mourn the wide range of change and struggle. But compassion is never
canceled. Compassion does not close. The need for goodness, for a helping
hand, does not go away. Thank you, Tacoma, for never forgetting that. We
are a city that answers the call for help, even from the very least of these.
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Former Seattle Seahawk Randall “Too
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own company Morris Janitorial Services,
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local charities through the Randall Morris
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Q. Your son Trey is following in your footsteps
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was 7 years old to play that position. The days of
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have played at the highest level and that my son
has the confidence in me to steer him in the right
Q. The Randall Morris Foundation has raised
and donated an impressive more than a half
million dollars since its inception to mostly
Pacific Northwest charities. How has the
COVID-19 pandemic affected fundraising for
the foundation, and how do you move forward
and adjust at this time with all the uncertainty?
A. COVID-19 has affected our fundraising
efforts in many ways. We are scheduled to host
our 14th annual auction/gala in September. Our
auction/gala is where we make the majority of
our money for charities. It will be extremely
difficult for us to go forward with our festivities
because of the social distancing dilemma and
people being afraid of contracting the virus.
We will have to think outside of the box on
fundraising this year. We are looking forward
to doing a virtual auction online to try to raise
money for charities. People and organizations are
depending on us to be there for them, and I do
not want to disappoint them.
As the founder of our foundation, I must be
sensitive and a voice of reason. Nothing is more
important to us than the health and safety of
our supporters. We send our best wishes to
all individuals and communities who have
been affected by this horrific virus. We would
like to thank all of our supporters during this
Q. Like many former Seahawks players, you
have continued to make the Seattle area
your home. What was it about this area and
community that made you decide to make it
A. I love Seattle! It’s beautiful! When the sun
is out, there’s not a nicer place to be than here.
Have I gotten used to the rain yet? No, but it’s
still my home. The reason I made Seattle my
home is that I knew one day I would get married
and have a family. What better place to raise a
family than Seattle, Washington? I laid my roots
down here and have been able to spread my
wings as well as my family, opportunity wise.
Q. You grew up in the 1960s in Alabama
before schools were integrated. The first high
school football game between a black and a
white school did not take place until 1968.
What impact did sports have on creating
opportunities for you and other black students
in the rural south?
A. I was born in Anniston, Alabama, but moved
to Long Beach, California, at the age of 5. My
mother felt that we would have a better chance
of succeeding in California. I come from a
family of nine siblings; six boys and three girls.
Three of my older siblings were left behind with
my father. One of my brothers who also played
professional football would tell me stories about
the lynchings, burning and shootings that they
saw daily in Anniston.
He also told me that if you were a good athlete
it felt like you got a pass or a get-out-of-jail card
because you were excelling in sports and making
them look good. It is the same way in today’s
society. Nothing has changed. The Jim Crow laws
were alive and in effect. My mother would always
tell us two things: “As a black man you have to be
twice as good to be equal,” and “Those who were
last shall be first.” She said that it may not be in
our lifetime, but it is going to happen.
Q. Small businesses have been so impacted
by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a business
owner, how has your business been affected,
particularly in relation to your employees?
A. This COVID-19 is no joke. I am a small
business. I have 11 employees, and ever since this
pandemic started, we have been on hold. I have
lost contracts and employees because of no work.
I am hoping that this will pass very soon. As far
as my employees are concerned, many had to get
other jobs because I could not compensate them.
It’s a tough time right now. “Tough times don’t
last but tough people do.”
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Vacation is always a great time filled with
relaxing, fun activities, and making memories.
We dread coming home and the ultimate task
of unpacking, but even before the trip begins,
sometimes packing can also be a bit of a hassle. What do I
pack? Should I pack light or take options? I’m no expert, but
here are some suggestions I have found helpful planning for
Have options. Let me be the first to tell you, I have no advice
on packing light. My suitcases are always at the 50-pound
limit, and there’s no way I could ever pack in just a carryon.
I like having my options. When traveling in the Pacific
Northwest, I have found that having options has been the
best choice. The weather here can be in the 70s during the
afternoons and in the low 50s at night. So generally, I will
pack an outfit with jeans/pants and shorts/skirt, so the
bottom is interchangeable with the top and can be worn
depending on the weather. I also always pack a lightweight
jacket or cardigan that is neutral in color so it will match the
rest of the items I have packed.
Watch the weather. I hate waiting until the last minute
to pack, but with how frequently the weather changes,
you’ll want to keep checking. First off, I usually google our
destination and the month we are going to see the average
temperatures in years past. This will give you a good idea of
what it will be like, but things can always change. I also add
the destination to my weather app on my iPhone so that I
can keep checking our destination up until the day before
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What kind of things
do you have on your
itinerary? This will
give you a great
idea for outfits or
specific clothing items
we leave. This way, if something does change, you
still have time to switch out items if you need to.
Plan for activities. What kind of things do you
have on your itinerary? This will give you a great
idea for outfits or specific clothing items you’ll
need. If you’re kayaking, you’ll want to remember
your water shoes and water-resistant clothing.
If you’re heading to the beach, then swimsuits,
cover-ups and maxi dresses are a great idea. Don’t
forget any gadgets or specialty items you may
need to pack also.
Pack the packing cubes. Packing cubes are
one of the best inventions since electricity. OK,
maybe not that awesome, but they are pretty
great to pack in. They save space but also offer
a bit of organization. Keep your daily outfits
and sleepwear separated, plus extra jackets/
cardigans if you need them. Packing cubes also
help tremendously if you have kids. Pack all of
their clothes in a packing cube so their clothing is
organized and ready for them to put on. This also
prevents them from throwing the contents of your
suitcase on the floor searching for their clothes.
We recently visited Seabrook, Washington, and
had a fantastic getaway. The vacation rentals have
all of the amenities you need on vacation, and the
town offers lots of activities in addition to visiting
the beach. Special thanks to Seabrook Cottage
Rentals for accommodating us. Read full details
on our stay, things to do in Seabrook and more at
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DISCOMFORT IN AESTHETICS
Why you feel pain more intensely at times, and the ideal time to
book your aesthetic treatments
BY KRISTIN CARLSON, MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN
our weeks after my son was born, I planned my first
post-baby treat for myself: an appointment at the medspa
where I worked with my fellow esthetician. Growing
what would be a 9-pound baby boy wreaked havoc on
my skin with hormonal breakouts on my chin, jawline, and even
my neck. He was worth it, but I couldn’t wait to get my skin back in
shape post-baby. It was a treatment I had had many times before, so
I knew what to expect. What I didn’t expect was the amount of pain
involved in that treatment I’d had so many times before. My doctor
later pointed out that the fluctuation of hormones post-pregnancy
was the probable culprit for my sensitivity.
Here is some medical background on why we may be more sensitive
during certain times and the optimal time to schedule your aesthetic
Estrogen is responsible for collagen production, hydration,
thickness and overall health of the skin. Our estrogen levels fluctuate
throughout our menstrual cycle, during and after pregnancy, and
with perimenopause and menopause. Some studies have shown
these changes correlate with how intensely a woman feels pain.
According to one Health.com article, estrogen helps to plump,
thicken and protect the skin. Because estrogen levels decrease
around your period, your skin might be predisposed to pain and
The same reasoning can apply to postpartum women. Estrogen
levels also drop dramatically after giving birth, possibly explaining
my sensitivity to my routine skin-care treatment after my son’s birth.
On the other hand, when estrogen levels are higher, for instance,
mid-menstrual cycle, and in menopausal women, pain tolerance
tends to be higher.
Additionally, conditions such as stress, anxiety, heightened
emotional state and even depression are known to increase pain.
An article in EverydayHealth.com states there are many studies to
support this theory. Pain is regulated by our nervous system. The
brain controls how we perceive pain. If you’re stressed, anxious or
depressed, the brain’s ability to filter pain signals is affected and pain
We all want to get the most enjoyable
experience out of our aesthetic
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So, what does this mean in regard to scheduling
Schedule your more sensitive beauty treatments
(waxing, laser, microneedling, injections, etc.) midmenstrual
cycle (in the weeks after your period). If
you are post-pregnancy and nursing, remember you
may be more sensitive to your usual appointments
Although there is conflicting information on this
subject, one thing is sure: We all want to get the
most enjoyable experience out of our aesthetic
treatments. The expression “No pain, no gain”
should not apply to your beauty routine.
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WHO’S UNDER SOME STRESS?
The effects of stress on your dental and physical health
BY DRS. KARLA BLOOMQUIST AND CHIARINA IREGUI
SOUNDBRIDGE DENTAL ARTS AND SLEEP THERAPY
In light of the current pandemic, it is important to address how
stress affects your dental and physical health. It is reported by
the American Institute of Stress that 43 percent of all adults
suffer adverse effects due to stress. (1,2) They also estimate that
up to 85 percent of all diseases and illnesses may be stress related. (2)
Unfortunately, chronic stress and the inability to cope with it has the
most effect on health. Chronic stress leads to eventual depletion of
physical and mental resources, to exhaustion, and eventually leads to
physiological symptoms of chronic diseases. (3) Examples range from
heart attack, stroke, cancer and mental health issues that can result in
substance abuse, suicide, violence and nervous breakdown. (3)
It is because of this that it is key for health-care providers to be
perceptive and vigilant with patients on assessing the potential signs
and symptoms of chronic stress. Due to the fact that your dentist sees
you at least twice a year, they are in a prime position to notice changes
in your health that can be due to stress. In addition to noticing changes
in your physical health, your dentist, upon evaluating your oral health,
should notice how stress manifests itself in the health of your teeth
Physical symptoms of stress may include an upset stomach, difficulty
sleeping, headaches, GI issues, tightness in your chest and throat, or
exhaustion, which can lead to the craving of sugary foods, to name
a few. Your dentist’s role is to be queued in to how these types of
symptoms affect the integrity of your teeth. Stomach upset/GI issues
can lead to gastric reflux. This is when acid from your stomach works
its way up your esophagus. This acid is extremely degrading to the
enamel, the hard covering of your teeth. And, we all know that sweets
lead to cavities. Habits of constantly feeding the “bad bacteria” with
acid and sweets is a recipe for dental disaster.
Emotional and behavioral symptoms of stress that potentially affect
your dental health are excessive drinking, drug use, and grinding
and clenching of your teeth. More often than not, dental health is the
first sign that your overall health is potentially deteriorating as we
see dry mouth, decay, worn and fractured teeth, and an increase in
inflammation and/or deterioration of your gums.
Stress is shown to be one of the main culprits associated with the
inability to fall asleep. Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep nightly.
If this does not occur because you are unable to sleep due to stress,
your body can not do what it needs to do during sleep in order to
keep you healthy. Your immune system suffers, your body can not
repair itself from the day’s work, your cognitive ability declines and
your ability to tolerate daily life becomes difficult—leading to more
stress. It is easy to see how this cycle takes your health down a path of
Implementing strategies to cope with stress will help decrease the
effects it has on your overall health. Be aware of the symptoms and
ask questions if you are concerned about your stress level and your
health. Although your dentist focuses on your oral health, you have to
remember, your mouth is often a window to your overall health, and
your dentist is a great resource.
1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes
of Health, National Institute of Mental Health. Adult Stress-Frequently
Asked Questions. Available at: NIMH.nih.gov/health/publications/
stress/index.shtml. Accessed on February 6, 2013.
2) Seaward BL. Managing Stress. Principles and Strategies for Health and
Well-Being. 7th Ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Burlington, MA 2012.
3) Lenz, Thomas. Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Diseases. Prevention
Publishing, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
Implementing strategies to cope with stress
will help decrease the effects it has on your
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THE LIFE AND CAREER OF ADAM WEST
BY JOHN J. RASPANTI
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JONATHAN GRANT
Sometimes a career starts with a dream.
When he was a young boy growing up on a farm in Walla Walla, Washington, Adam West, born William West Anderson, went to the movies
every Saturday afternoon. He loved it, spending all day caught up in the fantasy world of cowboys and Indians. He knew this mythical place
called “Hollywood,” where the movies were made, was where he wanted to be someday.
West knew a little about the place from his mother, a pianist and opera singer, who had gone to Tinseltown on a scholarship. She gave up her career
when his brother was born. West never forgot how different she was when she came back to the farm after his brother’s birth. Depression drove her to
drink. As a result, he vowed to make it in the world she couldn’t.
West’s father worked the farm with no illusions of grandeur. When the teenaged West, who was class president of his high school, and a star athlete,
told his father what he wanted to do with his life, his father disapproved. No matter. West had made up his mind. Needing a backup plan in case he
failed, he delayed his trip to Hollywood and enrolled at Whitman College in Walla Walla, graduating with a degree in Literature in 1951. That same
year he married Billie Lou Yeager and picked up work as a disc jockey at a local radio station before moving to Northern California and enrolling at
Stanford University for a little over a month. An audition led to work for a newspaper chain where West did voice work and wrote shows.
Drafted into the military, West served his time producing U.S. Army television shows. When his two-year service ended, he went to New York and
worked days as a milkman and nights as a master of ceremonies. At this point in his career, his deep smooth voice was his biggest asset. The Gypsy life
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continued when West moved to Hawaii, working
in theater, television, commercials, and directing
TV shows. After appearing in a production of
“Picnic,” a Hollywood agent contacted him. West’s
dream had never been far from his thoughts. He
had divorced and remarried and was the father of
two young children. He had a friend take a picture
of him sitting on a ragged old horse, dressed as a
cowboy. He sent the photo to Warner Brothers who,
after receiving it, called him to come to the studio.
After finding a place for his family to live, West went
to the Warner lot in Burbank, California, and did
a reading. The studio immediately signed him to
a one-year contract. West, 31, was ecstatic. It had
been a long road to Hollywood, but now he was
working at the same studio that made the classic
Growing up on a farm served as training for the
actor now known professionally as Adam West.
Cast in numerous westerns, very popular at the
time, West was skillful on a horse and looked good
in fights and shootouts. He co-starred in such
hit television shows as “Lawman,” “Sugarfoot,”
“Colt.45” and “Cheyenne.” He had a recurring
role (as a different character) in the two popular
series “77 Sunset Strip” and “Maverick.” All in all,
West appeared in 15 different television programs
along with debuting in the film “The Young
Things were going well, and then, they weren’t.
Warner Brothers declined the option for a second
year on West’s contract. So he freelanced, appearing
on television in “Bonanza,” “The Rifleman” and
“Perry Mason” before landing a regular role on “The
Detectives.” West showed up in “Bewitched” and
then played it straight alongside The Three Stooges
in the feature “The Outlaws Is Coming” in 1965.
West was now a working actor making good money.
But stardom seemed remote until a commercial
changed his life. West was Captain Q, selling Nestle
Quik in a parody of the James Bond films. He was
amusing and nonchalant. Apparently, executives
at ABC saw the 30-second spot and thought West
would be perfect in a new television series they were
set to make.
The name of the show was “Batman.”
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Needing a fresh start, West moved his family to a ranch in
Ketchum, Idaho, in 1985. The house was surrounded by
mountains with a stream nearby. West loved it there.
West, who as a kid, loved reading about the character’s exploits in comic books, was sent a
script. He loved it but was concerned that he could be typecast. His agents suggested he do
it, so West signed on the dotted line. Burt Ward was cast as Robin. West decided he’d play
the title character with his tongue firmly in his cheek. His deadpan delivery was perfect.
At first, the producers weren’t thrilled with West’s performance. They wanted an edgier
Batman but came around after viewing the rushes. West still wasn’t sure what to expect.
The show premiered January 12, 1966. “Batman” took off like a rocket, an overnight
ratings smash and culture phenomenon. “Bat-mania” was everywhere. A Batman movie
soon followed with West and Ward taking on an all-star cast of criminals led off by Frank
Gorshin’s Riddler. West even recorded a song as his Batman alter-ego.
Hollywood veterans wanted to be part of the show. The lineup of guest stars was impressive—
including Vincent Price as Egghead, Roddy McDowall as Bookworm, Julie Newmar as
Catwoman, Burgess Meredith as the iconic Penguin, George Sanders as icy Mr. Freeze and
Cesar Romero as The Joker. Rumor has it that even Frank Sinatra wanted to play a villain
on the show. Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck and Sinatra asked to be guests in scenes when
Batman and Robin scaled a building. West channeled Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes in a
comedic way when Batman played detective. He was having a ball but still worried that the
role would damage his career.
By season two, the show was losing steam. West was frustrated. The program
was expensive, and West heard it was losing money. He couldn’t convince the
producers to accept his suggestions. He considered quitting, tired of fighting
for better scripts. But he still loved playing “Bat.” A new character, Batgirl, was
added to try and improve the ratings. It didn’t help. “Bat-mania” had morphed
into “Bat-fatigue.” ABC canceled the show after 120 episodes. A fourth season
looked possible when NBC contacted the producers, but the sets had already
been dismantled. The cost to rebuild them made the decision easy for NBC. No
A few months after the show was axed,
West played a soldier of fortune in “The
Girl Who Knew Too Much.” The film
bombed with critics and moviegoers.
West’s worst fear was coming true. He
was being typecast because of Batman.
He couldn’t escape it. He’d be on the
verge of landing a good part until
someone would mention the show. He
was stuck, and he knew it.
George Reeves, who played Superman
in the classic 1950’s television show,
faced the same problem. After
Superman’s cancelation in 1957, Reeves
found it virtually impossible to get
hired for another role. Reeves had been
working in Hollywood for almost 20
years. His most notable role, though a
small one, was in “Gone with the Wind.”
He’d worked with James Cagney, Tyrone
Power and Burt Lancaster, but none of
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that seemed to matter. He was Superman. Reeves was
forced to don the red cape and make public appearances
at fairs to make a living. He died in 1959.
West faced a similar dilemma. He was still working, but
the roles were small and barely paid the bills. Things
might have been different if West had accepted a chance
to play James Bond in 1969, but he was wary of the role
because the character is British. The role eventually
went to Australian George Lazenby. A year later, West
was taking almost every acting gig thrown his way, and
like Reeves, started making public appearances dressed
as Batman. He played the character again in a couple of
animated programs. His lowest point was likely when,
dressed as The Caped Crusader, he was shot out of a
Racked by self-doubt, West found solace in alcohol.
Perhaps he remembered his late father telling him
Hollywood was a dirty place. By 1980, he accepted a
role in a terrible film called “The Happy Hooker Goes
Hollywood.” Needing a fresh start, West moved his
family to a ranch in Ketchum, Idaho, in 1985. The house
was surrounded by mountains with a stream nearby.
West loved it there.
When Hollywood decided to make a new Batman movie
in 1989, West was excited. He wanted another crack at
the character. He’d even written a script. Michael Keaton
landed the role instead. Disappointed, West realized that
this was a “new” version of the character. New wasn’t
him. Christopher Nolen created a Batman animated
series a few years later. West played an out-of-work
actor who had once played a superhero. He resented
being typecast. West likely recognized how closely the
character resembled his own life—but not completely.
West was working pretty steadily. His work ethic,
inherited by example from his father, never failed him.
The younger crowd in Hollywood was finally seeing that
he was more than just a guy who had once run around on
TV in tights, a cowl and a cape.
More work came his way. He appeared in numerous
television shows, sometimes playing himself. His old
standby, his voice, made him very employable. He did
voice-over work for cartoons: “Johnny Bravo,” “The Fairly
Odd Parents,” “Robot Chicken” and “The Simpsons.”
He even voiced author Ernest Hemingway. And most
importantly, he found peace with the character who had,
as he said, been a two-edged sword. West had gained a
new generation of fans. Being seen as only Batman had
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been tough, but overall, the role gave him fame, money and recognition. He
also loved showing his versatility.
One of his biggest fans was writer and actor Seth McFarland. They met
while working on an animated series. They clicked comically. McFarland
wrote a pilot for West that wasn’t picked up, but when his series “Family
Guy” became a hit, McFarland created a role for West. He would play a
character called Adam West—the mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island. The part
was offbeat, quirky and hilarious. Many would describe West in the same
manner. In 2012, West, with his wife and four children standing proudly
alongside him, was given a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but as always, he
didn’t take himself seriously, commenting that, “Now people can walk all
Shortly before he died in 2017, at the age of 88, West returned to his
childhood home in Walla Walla to sign the door to his room. A few months
later, a new street sign, Honorary Adam West Way, was unveiled near his
old house. Hollywood showed its respect for West by shining the Bat signal
from City Hall. His career had spanned 60 years, with appearances in over
50 films and TV shows.
Not bad for a boy who once upon a time sat in a darkened theater and
dreamed of being in the movies.
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included in the January 2019 edition of 253 Lifestyle Magazine. Raspanti’s
second book (Blood on my Notebook: Dispatches from the world of professional
boxing) is now available on Amazon.com.
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ASIA PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTER WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO THE ANNUAL
POLYNESIAN LUAU – A VIRTUAL EVENT
By Jillian Chandler
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center has been serving the Tacoma
community and beyond since 1996. Though housed
in Tacoma, the cultural center serves statewide and is
recognized both nationally and internationally.
APCC prides itself in representing more than 47 countries and
cultures of the Asia Pacific Rim, where more than 100 languages
and dialects are spoken, with the arts and cultures of these people
offering unique diversity, history, traditions and spirit. The Tacomabased
center is the one place where immigrant and non-immigrant
communities can come together in celebration, education and
August 29 will mark Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s 23rd Annual
Polynesian Luau. In years past, the luau has provided a funfilled
afternoon event for the entire family, with cultural dances
representing various islands; a delicious Island menu of roasted
pig, Hawaiian macaroni, sapasui, banana poi, panipopo, steamed
rice, teriyaki chicken and fresh island fruits; cultural booths from the
different islands; Island desserts for tasting; and live music!
This year, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event has
gone virtual, but it will still offer a wonderful experience for all of
those who would like to join in the festivities via Facebook Live or
YouTube from the comfort of their own homes—and don’t forget to
come prepared with an island cocktail in hand. The event is free, but
those who would like to donate to support the APCC programs are
encouraged to do so.(Text the code APCCLUAU to 44-321 to donate
or donate online at Bit.ly/APCCLuauDonate.)
According to Faaluaina Pritchard, Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s
executive director, the live stream event will be held 6 to 7:30pm
and will include authentic entertainment, including cultural music
and dances from the islands of Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Hawaii, New
Zealand, Samoa and Guam; fire knife dances (win an Alaska Airline
ticket voucher) and raffles for great prizes!
To read more about Asia Pacific Cultural Center, visit
AsiaPacificCulturalCenter.org. For the Polynesian Luau live stream
on Facebook, log onto Facebook.com/AsiaPacificCulturalCenter or
Bit.ly/APCCYouTube on Saturday, August 29, at 6pm.
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DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT LEMAY - AMERICA’S
AUGUST 1, 8, 15 & 22
Drive-In Movies are making a return to Haub Family Field at LeMay
- America’s Car Museum. Enjoy a Saturday evening at the movies
drive-in style, as LeMay - America’s Car Museum hosts their Drive-
In Movies series. August 1, 8, 15 and 22, parking begins at 7:30pm,
with limited capacity available in accordance with social distancing
regulations. Movies start at 9pm. General admission is $20 per vehicle,
and members are free. Pre-registration is required. Movies include:
“Frozen II” on August 1, “Bumblebee” on August 8, “Toy Story 4” on
August 15 and “Raiders of the Lost Arc” on August 22. For tickets and
additional information, including COVID-19 rules for all attendees,
WALK TACOMA VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT
AUGUST 5 - 12
Sponsored by Pierce Transit, Xfinity, Commencement Bank,
Spaceworks Tacoma and Downtown Tacoma Partnership, the Tacoma
Scavenger Hunt will be 100 percent virtual. Register by Monday,
August 3, and receive details and clue sheets via email at noon on
Wednesday, August 5. On the hunt, participants complete as many
activities and questions as possible. Results are due by noon on
Wednesday, August 12, by submitting your answers through a form at
DowntownOnTheGo.org. Prizes can be collected at the DOTG Shop
on August 12 from 11am to 1pm and 4 to 6pm. Appropriate social
distancing and wearing of face masks will be required.
HOGS, DOGS & RODS
Show your support for the Northwest Kidney Center by attending
the third annual Hogs, Dogs & Rods car and motorcycle show. The
fun takes place Saturday, August 15, from noon until 5pm at the Gig
Harbor Eagles Club, 4425 Burnham Drive. Attendees will enjoy a car
and motorcycle show, as well as pinup girls, and an awards ceremony.
There will be hot dogs and pretzels for your enjoyment as well. Event
organizers will be following the current COVID-19 safety guidelines.
There is no cost to attend, though donations are appreciated. For those
unable to attend the event and would still like to donate, you can do so
online at JustGiving.com/fundraising/michelle-thomas58.
*Please check event websites as events draw near for up-to-date information,
including event changes and cancellations.
SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!
Want your event to appear on the largest event site in the
Northwest? Submit your events to us online at
Events.DirectoryNorthwest.com 24/7, 365 days a year!
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Eat & Drink
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HUCKSTACHIO ICE CREAM
Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP
You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram
2 1/2 cups huckleberries
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
5 organic eggs, whipped
4 cups heavy whipping cream
13.5 oz. can full fat coconut milk
4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
1 cup sea salted pistachios
• In a small saucepan over medium heat, reduce huckleberries and lemon juice
until juice is thickened.
• Use the back of a fork to break down berries. Remove from heat and set aside
• In a large bowl, whisk eggs until scrambled. Mix in whipping cream, coconut milk,
vanilla, salt and pistachios.
• Poor mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s
directions. When the ice cream is firm, place in a freezer-safe container and chill
for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
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Long Beach Peninsula
AT 28-MILES LONG, IT IS PERFECT FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING
STORY & PHOTOS BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND
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With the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on much longer than anyone expected, it can be challenging
to find a safe place for a getaway. The Long Beach Peninsula in Washington state, with its many wideopen
spaces, is perfect for a less risky vacation. The 28-mile-long beach is an ideal destination for
social distancing. You can drive on the beach and remain in your car or just stroll for miles. Shops and
restaurants are open and following state rules regarding safe distancing and wearing masks. The main drag has lines painted
6-feet apart on the sidewalk to aid keeping the recommended distance. During these chaotic times you may not want to
leave your pooch behind. The Long Beach Peninsula is super dog friendly, so bring him along.
Safe Distancing Activities
Go fly a kite. This is a perfect activity for social distancing. Head out to the beach for miles of accessible space to fly your kite.
The wind is always kicking, making it easy for your kite to find its way up into the sky. The World Kite Museum is worth a
stop—if it is open. The gift shop has a great selection of kites for sale in all shapes and sizes. Make sure to check out the Bald
Eagle flag. It is very impressive.
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At the northern tip of the peninsula is the
Leadbetter Point State Park, which has 7
miles of hiking trails. The park has beach
frontage on both the Pacific Ocean “and Willapa Bay.”
Pack a picnic and head to either end of the peninsula to explore a Washington state
park. Cape Disappointment State Park is at the southern end and has a variety of
activities as well as two lighthouses to hike to. It is also part of the Lewis and Clark
National and State Historical Parks and highlights the westernmost terminus for
the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Make sure to check out Beards Hollow at both
the scenic overlook and down below on the trail. The area was once a cove and
is now marshy land. At the northern tip of the peninsula is the Leadbetter Point
State Park, which has 7 miles of hiking trails. The park has beach frontage on both
the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay. This park is not well known, so chances are
you will find a place all to yourself.
The paved 8.5-mile Discovery Trail is well maintained and perfect for bike riding
or pushing a stroller. It starts in Downtown Ilwaco and ends on Long Beach at an
18-foot bronze tree. There are displays and sculptures along the way, as well as
great beach views. It is relatively flat except for the portion going through Cape
Disappointment State Park, which is hilly. The half-mile Long Beach Boardwalk
is not what you would expect for a beach boardwalk. There are no food stands or
rides but instead you have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a bird’s-eye
view above the sand dunes.
There are six little towns that comprise the peninsula, each with its own charm.
Visit Ilwaco, Long Beach, Nahcotta, Ocean Park and Seaview to enjoy their shops
and restaurants. Oysterville is an 80-acre National Historic District and is a lovely
place for a stroll. Purchase fresh oysters and other local products at Oysterville
Sea Farms. Profits from the Willabay brand help to preserve Oysterville’s last
oyster buildings. You won’t find fresher Willabay oysters and clams; these are
harvested the same day.
Where To Stay
Boardwalk Cottages is Adrift Hospitality’s newest property. The 13 cute cottages
each have their own unique charm and size. The location in Downtown Long
Beach is perfect for a quick walk in the morning to grab coffee and pastries at
the Cottage Bakery & Delicatessen. You will be blown away by the choices. There
are lots of cute shops nearby as well. You also have access to the amenities at
the Adrift Hotel and Spa, which include a heated pool, barrel sauna, and beach
cruisers to rent. Also located at the hotel is the Adrift Distillery, a fun place to tour
and imbibe. Pet-friendly rooms are available.
In the fishing village of Ilwaco, At The Helm is its newest lodging. Just steps away
from the marina, this lovely bank building has been lovingly repurposed into an
eco-friendly boutique hotel and restaurant by owner Marcene Miller. You can see
the love, care and hands-on work she put into each choice during the renovation.
Rooms are named after the owners’ fishing vessels they had throughout the years.
Staying here allows you to bask in luxury not normally found in this area, and all
the extra amenities make you feel special. It begins with a complimentary glass of
beer or wine at check-in, breakfast delivered to your room, and a basket of snacks
to enjoy during your stay. So worth the splurge. Take time to look at the interior
décor, as there are so many interesting touches and artwork to observe. Note:
This hotel does not have pet-friendly rooms, but they are welcome in the outdoor
seating area of the restaurant.
What To Eat
A surprisingly good place to eat is at the Peninsula Golf Course at the Cove
Restaurant. It is also one of the most pet-friendly places I have ever eaten at.
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Popular with the locals, the Cove menu has many country-club favorites such
as a Prime Rib dinner available Thursday through Saturday and is heavy on the
local seafood with great burgers, sandwiches and salads as well. Where it really
shines is the nightly specials, where the chef can flex his cooking chops. A recent
special was Halibut, Scallops and Prawns served over rice with a curry sauce. Very
flavorful with just a hint of spice. The cooking staff has competed and won local
food competitions. Make sure to try the award-winning Tiramisu Cheesecake
with a caramel drizzle. Yummy.
The Peninsula Golf Course is one of five in Washington state that allows dogs on
the course. At the Cove Restaurant your pet is welcome at the outdoor seating.
They even offer a Patio Pup Menu with Haida’s Turkey Bites, named after a pooch
who frequented the patio. A big water bowl is offered for the pups as well. The
menu features a variety of fish, turkey and beef that is sure to please even the most
The Waterline Pub in At the Helm has incredible food. You can choose to
dine indoors, which is adorned with reclaimed wood, or outside on the patio
overlooking the marina. The menu is heavy on the local seafood, which comes
right off the fishing boats in the marina. Everything is delicious, but you must try
the Seafood Nosh Board—not your typical charcuterie. This is loaded with fresh
crabmeat, prawns, oysters, grilled Brie cheese, olives, house-made sauces and
served with grilled bread. The crab is served plain, and its sweet freshness with a
squeeze of lemon is delicious. With good, quality ingredients you don’t have to do
much to highlight it. The chef does a variety of chowders, stews and specials each
day. Well worth a stop—and pets are welcome on the patio.
Planning a trip during the pandemic can be done. Just take a few extra steps to
ensure your safety and that of the destination you are going to. Call ahead to
lodging, and ask about restrictions. Wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Make reservations to any restaurant that you wish to eat in, as seating is limited.
Enjoy more outside activities and get exploring.
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