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May 2021 253 Lifestyle Magazine

ISSUE NO. 29

MAY 2021

Championing the

CHALLENGES

NINE FEMALE EAGLE SCOUTS MAKE HISTORY

Q&A WITH

LESLIE MAYNE

FOUNDER OF PERMISSION TO START

DREAMING FOUNDATION

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THE IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG FOUNDATION

OUR LIVES ARE MADE UP OF MANY IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE

COMPONENTS — from our family and friends, our employers and coworkers,

to our community as a whole. These people are pillars in our

lives, helping us to sustain a strong foundation in which we build our

lives upon.

Just as a contractor lays out plans before beginning construction

on a new home, we, ourselves, are the ones who will first lay down

the foundation for which our lives are built. This requires strategic

planning, the right knowledge and tools, patience and dedication.

There will, of course, be those situations (some within our control,

others which are not) that throw us from our path, and we sometimes

find ourselves having to pursue a different route—though with the

same final destination in mind.

As with all things in life, we must start from the ground up. If our

foundation is weak, we will be unable to support all that relies on that

foundation. If we find ourselves struggling and questioning ourselves,

weakening our stability, those who lean and rely on us won’t have the

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CHAMPIONING THE

FEATURED

CHALLENGES:

NINE FEMALE EAGLE

SCOUTS MAKE HISTORY

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Q&A WITH LESLIE MAYNE:

FOUNDER OF

PERMISSION TO START

DREAMING FOUNDATION

support they need, and soon things begin to shift, become unstable

and crumble.

If the past year has taught us anything, it is how to adapt to new, everchanging

situations. If we reflect on ourselves and our lives, and how

much they have changed in the past year, I am sure that everyone

of us can agree that we found a strength and perseverance we didn’t

know we had. Our foundation has become stronger, we have become

closer—even if from a distance—to those in our lives. Though what the

future has in store for each one of us is uncertain, we can—and will—

take strength from our core to create a future that will withstand all

hardship, standing tall, proud and strong.

A Happy Mother’s Day to all of those strong women who are the

foundation of their families, creating homes filled with love, happiness

and stability. And this Memorial Day, may we remember and honor

all of those men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country

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CONTENTS

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HOME

Punch it Up!: The art of design is not a linear path

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TRENDING

2021 Building Trends: Architecture evolves

alongside changes in the modern lifestyle

28

Q&A

32

Q&A with Leslie Mayne: Founder of Permission To

Start Dreaming Foundation

36

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

The latest tips and trends about living a healthy,

active life

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TACOMA FOCUS

Championing the Challenges: Nine female Eagle

Scouts make history

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THE ARTS

APCC to Celebrate National Asian American

and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Korea Day

to open May’s events

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BUSINESS PINPOINT

Home Improvements Made Affordable and Easy:

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sneak peek into May ...

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MAY 2021

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FEATURE

Local Nonprofit Chooses Unity Over Division:

Compassion Connect

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

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Exploring the Nation’s Newest Scenic Byway –

Washington’s Cascade Loop: The ultimate summer road

trip, part I

Championing the

CHALLENGES

NINE FEMALE EAGLE SCOUTS MAKE HISTORY

Q&A WITH

LESLIE MAYNE

FOUNDER OF PERMISSION TO START

DREAMING FOUNDATION

About The Cover

IT IS OUR HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO FEATURE LESLIE MAYNE, a mother,

advocate and community leader, on the cover of 253

Lifestyle Magazine. Founder of the Permission To Start

Dreaming Foundation, an organization inspired by the

loss of her son to help other veterans and first responders

suffering from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, you

can read more about Leslie and the important work she is

doing through the organization in our May Q&A, which can

be found on page 28.

Cover photo by Samantha Elise Tillman.

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Home

Punch it Up!

THE ART OF DESIGN IS NOT A LINEAR PATH

BY DEANN HAMMER, BROADWAY DESIGN

With the surge of spec builder housing developments arising in the Pacific Northwest, it is important to make your mark and

captivate design character in your home.

No two homes are meant to look alike, and the people who live in them should attempt to let their personality shine through.

One of the best ways to add personality and warmth to a home is to wallpaper. I know—it can be scary. But the industry has changed,

and wallpaper options are now limitless. Gone are the printed floral Grandma papers of yesterday, and here to stay are bold geometrics

and natural textures.

Peel-and-stick papers give homeowners the option of a do-it-yourself quick transformation, or you can hire a pro to install a more

permanent version. Often homes have too much drywall, and it’s a pleasant relief to cover it up and add texture and pattern to a room.

If you have box-beamed ceilings, papering the ceiling with a textured paper can also have a dramatic effect.

Patterned carpets are also a fun way to jazz up a space. I love to add patterns on a staircase runner or a living room carpet. Pattern in

carpet adds life to an often passed by space and hides more dirt from foot traffic with a pattern underfoot.

False beams are a new trend that makes a huge impact on the feeling of a room. They are constructed out of Styrofoam, are incredibly

light and easy to install. (Just attach a 2x4 to the ceiling, and the beam attaches to that.) They look incredibly real and add definition to

the “fifth wall” of a room. Most can easily be purchased online. They look terrific in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchen and dining areas.

Window treatments were so overdone in the ‘80s and ‘90s, it took me quite a while to bring them back. The current trend is to lose the

heavy fabric “drapery” and add a textured roller shade with a valance on all windows. Continuity is the name of the game, so create a

color/texture theme—and stick with it. Roller shade valances are made from the same fabric as the shade, and they soften the window

opening, creating a terrific backdrop for your furnishings.

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If you feel you need that extra layering of drapery, keep it light,

fresh and simple with a solid linen or sheer panel in a neutral

color. Typically, each side of most windows will accommodate

two panels from an average retailer.

Accessories should be of the correct scale/size. Larger is often

best with fewer pieces. Stick to a theme and strive for quality.

Large plants (real or faux) in a simple decorative pot that is

a minimum of 30- to 40-inches tall is a terrific way to add

dimension to the corner of a room and add visual appeal. My

favorites are fiddle leaf fig, mother-in-law tongue (a.k.a. snake

grass) and any kind of yucca. Stay away from ficus, as they are

messy and drip sticky droplets onto your floor.

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Trending

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Architecture evolves alongside

changes in the modern lifestyle

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Trends in architecture and design

naturally evolve alongside the lifestyle

shifts that dictate how those unique

spaces are used. As times change, the

way we build must do the same.

The residential and commercial builds of 2021 have

common qualities rooted in sustainability, open

spaces and versatility. This year’s major building

influences include a renewed closeness to nature,

care for the environment and lifestyle changes

brought on by the pandemic.

Whether you’re looking to build, buy or rent

property this year, noting the newest building trends

can help refine your search. As you define the needs

for your own living and working spaces, keep an eye

out for the following building trends in 2021:

Multi-purposed spaces

After an emergence of open floor plans replacing the

formal dining and living rooms of the past, multipurpose

rooms are shifting the focus into bigger,

more diverse uses of a single space. Today’s homes

are being designed to accommodate lifestyles that

are steadily becoming more fluid, adaptable and

open to change.

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Outdoor gatherings are on the rise, with

elaborate outdoor rooms and patios

becoming the new at-home hot spots.

Multi-purpose spaces are here to stay, with large dens, great rooms

and combined rooms becoming increasingly popular. Unique,

customized combinations will be seen, with trends toward high

vaulted ceilings providing the possibility to enhance the allencompassing

nature of a great room.

Layered kitchens

Even with the popularity of open and versatile rooms, there

remains value in leaving something to the imagination. New homes

are testing layered kitchens, with an open living and dining zone

separated from a hidden working zone, to encourage a cleaner

culinary display.

Layered kitchens can provide a larger, private storage space, while

leaving major food prep and cleanup to be completed out of sight.

A clean display for guests brings the focus to enjoying the dining

experience.

Comfortable outdoor spaces

Outdoor gatherings are on the rise, with elaborate outdoor rooms

and patios becoming the new at-home hot spots. Functional

outdoor spaces used for intimate gatherings or solitary moments

of serenity are being created with specialized flooring material,

creative enclosures and carefully chosen lighting to create an oasis

experience just outside the home.

To get more use from them throughout the changing seasons, patio

heaters have taken many forms, including increasingly stylish and

versatile fire pits, heat lamps and more. Using infrared light, gas,

wood-burning fires, propane, electricity and more, outdoor spaces

are more comfortable and common than before.

Natural influences

With technology being an essential component of working and

staying connected for many, more homes will reflect the desire to

unplug throughout the day. Touches that promote a reconnection

to nature while staying close to home are becoming more common,

such as small balconies and terraces that make a breath of fresh air

easily accessible. Trending “glass curtains” allow a full opening of a

space at any time.

Architectural technology is developing to invite more natural

light from the sun, using carefully chosen layouts, materials and

a building’s available space in an effort to reduce the need for

artificial lighting.

A focus on sustainability

To respond to changes in the environment, including climate

change, environmental regulations, and how and where people

spend their time and resources, architecture is adapting to increase

sustainability.

Climate change continues to be a hot topic with many industries

jumping on board to support more sustainable practices.

Architecture is no exception, with the demand for carbon neutral

buildings in both residential and commercial settings on the rise.

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Carbon neutrality related to architecture refers to the intention

to reduce the carbon energy used by a building, starting with its

construction and continuing through its use.

Using more environmentally friendly materials encourages a

variety of materials to be used within the home. Architects are

incorporating sustainable innovation by adopting new building

technologies and new methods of designing environmentally

friendly structures. New strategies include green buildings created

of a sustainable material palette, designed to use local materials and

reduce costs related to energy consumption and transportation.

Minimalism

2021 is seeing designers and architects go back to basics, leaving

behind large framing and heavy detailing to focus back on the

simpler, core elements of design. Supporting the trend toward

sustainability, minimalist design takes the essentials and leaves the

rest, with simplicity that uses modern, high-quality materials to

promote efficient heating and insulation.

Inside newer buildings and homes, expect to see more white

interiors highlighted with neutral black and gray tones.

Advanced stay-home amenities

Newer building designs are prioritizing the ability to do more while

staying home, with designated spaces to work and exercise. With

restricted access to gyms and studios, the implementation of home

gyms is especially on the rise.

The gyms of 2021 aren’t just a tucked away corner of a spare room

or garage. Many will focus on complete wellness—a space to truly

prioritize health. This can look like a complete exercise studio, a

home sauna, or a meditation room with carefully chosen lighting,

foliage and décor to match.

Architecture continues to evolve alongside changes in the modern

lifestyle. This year, look for the top building trends that focus on

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NINE FEMALE EAGLE SCOUTS MAKE HISTORY

BY RACHEL KELLY

Nine young women were recognized in the 2021

Inaugural Female Class of Eagle Scouts of the

Pacific Harbor Boy Scouts of America, making

history as some of the first women to achieve

this honor. Ever. This year’s theme “Celebrate Some Very

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these very unique Scouts.

The Eagle Scouts is the highest honor within Scouts BSA,

for which the challenges are rigorous. Since its inception

in 1911, only 4 percent of Boy Scouts have attained the

accolade. It’s no surprise then that it is a much looked-for

achievement on college applications. To become an Eagle

Scout, young people must earn over 21 merit badges. They

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and Life Scout. The badges cover a variety of merits, from

camping skills, leadership, environmental responsibility,

first aid and familial responsibility, among others. Many

of the BSA Eagle Scout merits revolve around outdoor

survival as it pertains to leadership, but also requires a

well-rounded education on community and collaboration.

The Eagle Scout values truth, honor, partnership, critical

thinking, planning, respect and hard work.

This high merit within the Boy Scouts of America just

became available to women as of 2018, which put many

female Scouts on a fast track toward its achievement.

Female Scouts worked hard to achieve a variety of

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troop, independently planning outdoor itineraries,

competing as a unit against other troops in exhilarating

camporees, coordinating a large-scale community project

and involving themselves in service. Thankfully, women

have been involved in BSA for decades; many had already

fulfilled some of the requirements.

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This year, nine young women from the South Sound achieved the rank

of Eagle Scout, making history along with young women across the

country. Five of the young women attained the rank as a part of the

Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Four made their

achievements within Scouting units in Lewis and Thurston counties

(Chehalis, Centralia and Yelm respectively).

“While it is true that Scouts learn many outdoor skills, Scouts also learn

how to be a servant leader,” says Eagle Scout Allie Smith. Each Scout

does this through serving and leading their troop, as well as inspiring,

organizing and heading up community projects. Allie, a sophomore in

high school, learned servant leadership by attending the National Youth

Leadership Training (NYLT). She put this into action by leading younger

members of her troop, acting as Troop Senior Patrol Leader, and leading

campouts. This is where she learned the importance of inclusion and

shifting activities to suit

the needs of the Scouts.

She strives to encourage THESE YOUNG

those around her to

be better versions of

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WOMEN ARE

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their community—called

an Eagle Project. Each young woman chose a task close to her heart

and within her sphere of interest. Colleen Fanning chose to construct

a bench within the tunnel of trees in Steilacoom. Allison Hilliker put

together toiletry kits for children in foster care, which they take with

them from home to home. Amy Miseli renovated a playroom for the

Tillicum Youth and Family Center. Brianna Powe constructed a flagpole

and organized a cleanup of the Fern Hill Cemetery. Kaitlin Riggan

designed and constructed a greenhouse in the Franklin Park Community

Garden in Tacoma. Tayler Thomas created several sensory tables for

the Yelm Learning Tree Preschool. Emily Turbeville constructed a

pinwheel obstacle course at the Hope for Heroes Horsemanship Center.

Mackenzie Ward installed a dog agility course in the Meridian Habitat

Park in Puyallup.

And Allie? She renovated an overgrown trail system at the Midtown

Park in Bonney Lake. This took over three workdays. She and others

collaborated to widen the trail, clean up trash and needles, spread

bark and install signage. Each project displays the unique perspective,

compassion, dedication and creativity of the Scout. Each project will

benefit their communities for years to come.

Moving forward, the First Inaugural Class of Female Scouts has big plans!

From teaching to science. From law degrees to communications. From

linguistics to a career in the Army. These young women are pursuing

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their dreams. And thanks to the Scouts BSA, the community and their families, these young

women will have the tools to pursue their goals.

“Becoming an Eagle Scout to me means that I have lifelong values, lifelong friends and lifelong

lessons to carry with me,” says Allie of Troop 525 Edgewood.

“To know that I got to accomplish what so many other girls dreamed of doing before girls

could be in Scouts BSA is just absolutely amazing. I will make them proud,” says Emily

Turbeville, Troop 1932 of Yelm.

“This is what we do,” says Karen Meier, the chief executive officer of Pacific Harbors Council.

“Eagle Scouts give back to our communities ... They do this with honor and integrity. It is our

task and privilege to teach them these attributes.”

These young female Eagle Scouts truly do give back to their communities, but it is more than

that. They held us up when we were down. They have modeled strength when we were worn.

They have built places of respite. Places of beauty. Places of renewal. They have emulated

responsibility and accountability. And so, we join the Scouts BSA in celebrating some truly

“bright lights.” Congratulations, ladies. You are an inspiration.

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“I WANTED TO SEE IF THE COMMUNITY

WOULD SUPPORT THE IDEA OF A RACE

FOR A SOLDIER, WHERE PROCEEDS

WOULD GO TO ALTERNATIVE AND

PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMS INSTEAD OF

JUST OFFERING PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS.

THE COMMUNITY SHOWED UP IN A BIG

WAY THE FIRST YEAR OF THE RACE IN

2011. WE WERE ABLE TO RAISE MONEY

AND AWARENESS, AND IT IS STILL GOING

STRONG 11 YEARS LATER.”

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Born out of her tremendous grief, Leslie Mayne turned

the tragedy of her son’s death into a way to help veterans

by helping them make peace with their past. The

Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation brings hope and

healing for veterans and first responders who are suffering

from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress. Since 2011, the

foundation has worked with local organizations with existing

programs as well as developing their own programs, including

monthly peer-to-peer support meetings and a weeklong retreat

that focuses on post-traumatic growth.

Q. Can you tell me a little bit about your

son and how he inspired the Permission

To Start Dreaming Foundation?

A. My son Kyle Marshall Farr was

committed to his family, country and

didn’t like bullies. He loved football, his

mama’s cooking and hoped to have a wife,

house, family and become a journalist.

He struggled greatly after he returned

from Iraq and was diagnosed with posttraumatic

stress (PTS) and traumatic

brain injury (TBI). Kyle was treated at the

VA hospital in Perry Point, Maryland, for

several months. He overmedicated the

first night out of the VA hospital in a hotel

room. He lost his life at 27. The love has

to go somewhere, so my love for him went

to honoring his service and trying to save

other soldiers who struggle. I wanted to see

if the community would support the idea of

a Race For A Soldier, where proceeds would

go to alternative and progressive programs

instead of just offering psychotropic drugs.

The community showed up in a big way the

first year of the race in 2011. We were able

to raise money and awareness, and it is still

going strong 11 years later.

Q. Did your background as a health-care

service coordinator help you in deciding

what programs to offer through the

PTSD Foundation?

A. It helped me with understanding the

nonprofit world a little. Honestly, there

were not any programs for soldiers or first

responders dealing with trauma outside

of the VA in 2009. There was, however,

an epidemic of suicides and reckless

living when they returned from Iraq. I

searched everywhere and found a few

local organizations that were attempting

to help with equine therapy and outdoor

experiences, but none had a sustaining

effect that I could see until I found Warrior

PATHH back in Virginia in 2013.

Q. How did you come up with the name?

A. Shortly after I started planning the Race

For A Soldier, word got out and I was invited

to Camp Murray to speak. I felt unqualified

to speak, was still very emotionally raw and

was very nervous. I was sitting in a room

with some impressive military leadership. I

said a prayer and asked God to give me the

courage to get through it and the words to

say. I look behind me and there was a large

white board behind some chairs. In bold

marker it had the letters P T S D, and lightly

scribbled in between those letters the words

Permission To Start Dreaming. I was blown

away by that acronym because so many of the

drugs my son was given was for nightmares.

Those words were exactly what I was trying

to achieve—to turn the nightmares into

dreams. I sought out the author and came up

with nothing, so I stole them for our name. I

hope one day I meet the person who penned

what is now a movement and a mission. They

are not my words; they are on loan for us to

fix the problem.

Q. Can you share a success story the

foundation has had? What did that mean

to you?

A. Twofold when I think of our golf

tournament, Swing For A Soldier, led by

Packy Rieder, veteran. Packy went to Warrior

PATTH, the program we now are delivering

to the PNW, thanks to our association with

the Gary Sinise Avalon Network that we are a

part of. One of the tenets of WP is continuing

to serve and lead. He directs one of the best

golf tournaments in the area, and it draws

hundreds of compassionate allies who learn

about our programs and enjoy a wonderful

day of golf while raising a little money.

Q. COVID-19 has challenged many

nonprofits’ fundraising capabilities.

Do you have any events or fundraising

opportunities coming up that we can share

with our readers?

A. I just mentioned the Swing For A Soldier;

registration [began] on April 12. It sells out

fast. Race For A Soldier is September 19, and

registration is open. We are going forward

with the half marathon, 10-mile and 5k, and

hopeful that everyone will feel comfortable.

COVID has challenged us for sure, but

we are living in faith and going forward to

serve our veterans and first responders with

our monthly Huddles the last Wednesday

of every month. We serve dinner and offer

connection and community. It continues to

grow and impact, allowing those who attend

to feel heard and valued. A safe place to come

to and share the trials and the victories. There

they can find resources and community.

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Across the country, people will be celebrating May as Asian

American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The

month is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the Asia

Pacific culture, traditions and history, and recognizing

the many contributions made by the Asia Pacific people. The South

Sound area is home to Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), a

nonprofit organization with a mission to bridge communities and

generations through art, culture, education and business. Located

in Tacoma, APCC will be celebrating the 2021 Heritage month in a

variety of ways.

Kicking off the celebrations on May 1 will be Korea Day, filled with

the people, culture and traditions of the beautiful country of Korea.

Family friendly events will be broadcast on APCC’s Facebook Live

and YouTube channels from 11am to 2pm, including how to make

delicious Korean Five Color Bibimbap from Ester Hicks; a Korean

Hanji Workshop led by APCC Board president and founder, Patsy

Surh O’Connell; and the viewing of unique paintings by artist

Whang Uerok.

Throughout the month of May, Asia Pacific Cultural Center will

be bringing several activities to the community through their

virtual Facebook Live programming. With the goal of keeping its

community connected to their culture and educating others about

the artistry, history, business protocols and social practices of this

vast group of 47 nations across Asia and the South Pacific, APCC

hosts a large number of engaging events year-round, but especially

during May.

A few of the presentations planned for May on APCC’s Facebook

Live include an Indonesian cooking demonstration, a partnership

with Joint Base Lewis-McChord to celebrate API Heritage in the

Military, and various presentations from Taiwan, Northern Mariana,

Hawaii, Vietnam, Samoa, China and Guam. Dates and times for the

presentations can be found at APCC96.org.

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The executive director of Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Faaluaina Pritchard, is passionate about the

organization. According to Pritchard, “APCC serves as an interactive cultural crossroads between local

and international communities. We are more than just art as entertainment, but many people do love the

entertainment aspect of all that we do.”

That love of APCC entertainment was evident during their recent virtual presentation of the 23rd Annual

New Year Celebration featuring the Marshall Islands. Typically held at the Tacoma Dome with 10,000

persons in attendance, the 2021 celebration was presented over six days on Facebook Live and their

YouTube channel. More than 47,000 people viewed the daily 90-minute presentations from around the

world and across the country.

“While we look forward to the day when we can be together in person to celebrate the New Year, we

certainly learned that extending our reach around the world had special meaning, too,” Pritchard said

recently. Plans are underway to ensure the 2022 event featuring China will be presented live, as well as

have a digital component.

The local government and business communities also view APCC’s mission vital, as evidenced by

their sponsorship and support. Notable partners include the City of Tacoma Arts Commission, Arts of

Washington, Catholic Community Services, the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and the Asian

Counseling and Referral Service. Business partners include MultiCare, Chateau Ste. Michelle winery,

Alaska Airlines, Columbia Bank, Group Health Foundation, Pierce College, Molina Healthcare and

Tacoma Community College, to name a few.

Asia Pacific Culture Center was founded in 1996 through the vision of three generations of Americans

with Asian and Pacific Island heritage. More information about these events and the Asia Pacific

Cultural Center can be found on their website at AsiaPacificCulturalCenter.org, and many wonderful

videos of past performances and presentations can be found on their Facebook page at Facebook.com/

AsiaPacificCulturalCenter.

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Health

KYBELLA! KYBELLA! KYBELLA!

Everything you ever wanted to know about Kybella,

the fat-dissolving wonder treatment for under-chin fat

BY LAURA JANE BROUGHER, R.N., AESTHETIC NURSE AND OWNER AT GIG HARBOR AESTHETICS

If you are one of the people who have stubborn under-chin

fat, regardless of how lean you get, you may be the perfect

candidate for a Kybella treatment. Kybella provides

a treatment option for patients who are interested in

addressing the fat underneath their chin but are unwilling to consider

more invasive plastic surgery procedures, such as liposuction.

What is it?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable that effectively destroys

fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.

Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, a prescription medicine.

Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that

aids in the breakdown of fat. When precisely injected into the area of

fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells.

Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

Kybella may be right for you if you are bothered by or self-conscious

of stubborn fat under the chin. Many people complain that this extra

bit of submental chin fat makes them look older or heavier than

they are. Kybella is for people who want the fat reduced but do not

want to have the surgery. People who have reduced their weight and

exercise but still have stubborn fat are good candidates. Kybella is

definitely best for people who do not want to have plastic surgery.

What can I expect?

The area under your chin is mapped out, and your injector will

usually put a grid marking in the area to be treated. Each tiny dot

is injected with a small amount of Kybella. There may be a sting or

slight burning sensation. The injections are done in a few minutes;

the whole treatment takes about 30 minutes. Your provider will have

you ice the area afterward for increased comfort. You can expect

swelling in the area for two to three days, and sometimes for more

than a week.

How many treatments will I need? How often?

Most people will require a minimum of two treatments, spaced

about four to eight weeks apart. Sometimes, two to four treatments

are necessary to get to the desired result, which is dependent on how

much fat is in the area. If you are planning for a special occasion,

make sure you give yourself plenty of time for the results. As with

any treatment, an individual’s response and results may vary.

What is the cost?

The cost of Kybella is generally $1,200 to $1,800 per treatment (two

vials average), depending on where you live.

The best thing to do is to make an appointment with your trusted

skin-care provider to discuss the best plan for treatment and an

estimate of the cost.

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Health

READY TO GET BACK OUT ON THOSE HIKING TRAILS?

It’s time to strengthen those feet

BY MISSI BALISON

Strong, healthy feet are critical to a successful training program. Your

feet and ankles make up your body’s foundation and act as “shock

absorbers” when your body interacts with a surface.

The feet transmit weight from our body to the ground, allow us to balance

in static posture, and propel our body forward, back and laterally in

dynamic activities.

Many of the problems you see upstream (ankles, knees and hips) are very

much related to the foot.

Hip, knee and ankle discomfort or pain often starts in foot dysfunction.

Being barefoot allows you to increase balance, engage muscles, improve

mobility, transfer stability from one side to the other, and offers efficient

force transfer to the ground.

Try “toe yoga” to strengthen your feet and protect your feet, ankles, knees

and hips from injury this summer.

Foot Exercises

You can perform foot exercises alone, as part of a warmup or in the stretch

section of a workout. Inactive foot muscles may fatigue quickly, but daily

exercise will build strength and endurance.

Toe spreading: Stand on a stable surface. Extend and simultaneously move

your toes away from each other. Create as much space between the toes as

possible. Repeat several times for each foot.

Marble pickup: Put a pile of marbles on the floor. Pick up each marble with

your toes, creating a second pile. Repeat several times, each foot.

Toe yoga: Extend the big toe while toes two to five stay on the floor.

Alternate, lifting and lowering toes two to five and then the big toe. Do

each foot separately and then both feet together.

Beginning and end: Extend all your toes. Alternate pressing the big toe

and fifth toe to the floor, keeping the ankle centered. Extend all toes and

simultaneously press the big toe and fifth toe to the floor, keeping the

middle toes lifted. Repeat for each foot.

Band work: Fasten a resistance band to a secure point, placing the other end

of the band on the top or dorsal side of the foot, below your toes. Dorsiflex

the foot (raise it up toward the shin) and then relax. Repeat several times,

each foot.

Foot stretch: Kneel and tuck all toes under the buttocks. Press the toe

pads into the floor. Place a blanket or cushion under the knees if you feel

discomfort. Spend 20 to 30 seconds in this position and gradually work

toward one minute.

Love on those little toesies today, and you’ll be ready to tackle those hiking

trails in no time!

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Tacoma Power incentivizes customers to save energy

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When homeowners improve their houses with better heating and cooling systems, water

heaters, insulation or windows, everyone wins—homeowners, utilities, local contractors,

and the environment. Knowing that, Tacoma Power provides loans and rebates to incentivize

customers to make energy efficient home improvements.

“We have something for every one of our customers,” said Lis Saunders, who manages Tacoma Power’s

Customer Energy Programs. “We’re here to help you save money and manage your energy use with more

efficient products and practices.”

Homeowners Win

Energy efficient upgrades give customers immediate financial savings—as much as a 30 percent reduction

in electricity costs. Homeowners might also see an increase in their home value, feel more comfortable with

better temperature control, and be confident in their home’s improved quality and safety.

Utilities Win

Energy conservation helps Tacoma Power meet customers’ future energy needs without building or

acquiring costly additional power supply. The case for utilities to offer conservation programs is compelling.

Incentivizing customers to conserve through energy efficient home upgrades costs the utility $28 per MWh.

The cost to acquire a new power generation resource from gas, wind, solar or turbines can be 450 percent

more costly—an expense that would negatively impact customers’ electricity bills.

“This is why we ask all customers who can to upgrade their homes with energy efficient products,” Lis said.

“It’s why we help pay for customers’ home improvement projects, and why we partner with local, reputable

contractors to ensure the process is easy, the price is fair and the work is done right.”

Contractors Win

Tacoma Power supports over 60 businesses through its Participating Contractor program. Contractors in

the program are trained and knowledgeable of the utility’s programs and processes, which allows them to

directly offer utility incentives to homeowners and expedite the application and approval process. To be

part of the program, contractors must meet specific performance requirements annually.

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The Environment Wins

Tacoma Power’s target is to conserve 47,000 MWh

every two years. To put that into perspective, that’s

enough electricity to power over 4,000 homes.

“Our energy is some of the cleanest out there,” said

Steve Bicker, who leads the research, strategy and

development of Customer Energy Programs at

Tacoma Power. “Society’s need for more clean energy

is exponentially growing, so we can’t afford to waste

a single kWh of the energy we produce from our

renewable, carbon-free hydropower. Very soon,

our clean energy will be in even higher demand.

Conserving it now helps us ensure our community

can continue to rely completely on clean energy far

into the future.”

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Ways to Pay for Your Home Improvements

Energy efficient upgrades for your home are

easy and affordable with help from Tacoma

Power. The utility offers four ways to pay for

your home improvements.

• Deferred loan: Tacoma Power will pay for

your energy efficient projects; you pay the

utility back when you sell your home.

• 7-Year 0% interest loan: You finance your

project with low monthly payments. Credit

checks are not required.

• Rebates: You pay for your project, and the

utility will give you money back.

• Deals at local stores: The utility negotiates

special pricing on energy efficient products;

you save right at the register.

Consider what home improvements you want that

will conserve energy and money.

Want air conditioning? Add a ductless heat pump.

Tacoma Power will give you $500. A DHP provides

heating or air conditioning when you need it. It’s

efficient, affordable, quiet, works with your existing

electric heating system, and can save you up to 50

percent on your heating costs.

Want to improve the comfort of your home?

Weatherize it. Tacoma Power will give you more

than $2,000. Adding insulation, sealing air ducts and

replacing inefficient windows helps prevent cool air

from escaping in the summer and keeps the heat in

your home when it’s cold out.

Want your house to be the right temp when you get

home? Buy a smart thermostat. Tacoma Power will

give you $50. Wi-Fi enabled thermostats connect to

your existing heating and cooling system, and allow

you to easily program, adjust and control your home’s

temperature from anywhere using a mobile app.

Want a long, hot shower? Upgrade to a better water

heater. Tacoma Power will give you $500. A standard

electric water heater is the most inefficient appliance

in your home. Replace it with a hybrid model and

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LOCAL NONPROFIT CHOOSES

UNITY OVER

DIVISION

COMPASSION CONNECT

BY RACHEL KELLY

When asked about the guiding principle of

their work with Compassion Connect,

Christine Gilge and Kawehi Marshall

of Compassion Connect Puget Sound

quoted their inspiration from Jesus:

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the

same way I loved you, love one another. This is how you will

be recognized as my disciples, if you love one another.” John

13:34-35 (MSG).

The command to “love on another” is repeated three times.

Apparently, Jesus thought his followers might forget! And it’s

true, sometimes they did. Sometimes they do. Compassion

Connect was founded with the intention to combat that

apathy through unity, so that the command to love one

another is not forgotten.

In fact, Christine and Kawehi had several answers. They

quoted verses of unity in the church. Oneness in Christ.

“God is light. In him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5).

Which they take to mean that light should be a part of their

regular everyday interactions, infused into their work and

their conversation. They talked about many hands making

light work. All their inspiration seemed to be about devotion

to love. Love that they have felt from God, and love that they

were interested in passing along. It is the kind of love that

won’t let others feel isolated. Love that inspires connection.

Simply put, the drive of Compassion Connect is to equip

community members to shine a light into dark corners.

To see those who may feel unseen. To connect with the

unconnected. To choose “unity over division and compassion

over complacency.” Their base is in Portland, Oregon, but

Compassion Connect functions in Washington, Idaho and

Arizona as well.

Practically, for Compassion Connect, this means bringing

churches together to serve their neighbors in tangible ways.

The idea being that churches, and people as a whole, are

united by the commonality of their ancestry. Churches are

united by a belief in Christ. The community is united behind

the intrinsic value of the human being. No matter where

their beginnings, no matter where those beginnings seem to

be headed. While not everyone may share the same religion,

most can agree that people are important. Compassion is

essential. Compassion Connect ignites these common values

to address two common community struggles: accessible

health care and sex trafficking.

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Compassion Connect partners with churches, law

enforcement, the FBI, and nonprofits in the area to

bring a whole solution to each community. In this

way Compassion Connect is a larger resource, not

just one part of the whole answer. Health care and sex

trafficking require resources from all different corners

of the community, and Compassion Connect works to

see that happen. Organically, by relationship. In this way

no one part of the community is left on its own without

support. The community is the ultimate benefactor of

the partnerships that Compassion Connect creates.

One of the ways in which Compassion Connect helps

their communities serve their neighbors is through

community health care. Several local churches in

Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Arizona unite to offer a

free Compassion Health Clinic. They address a variety of

health needs such as dental, physical therapy, nutrition,

optometry, wellness and prayer. They even provide a tent

with games and activities for children whose parents are

in their various appointments. Health-care workers,

nurses, social workers, food pantries and doctors from

the churches in the community come together to offer

these services, free of charge.

The most recent Compassion Clinic was hosted in

Tacoma, Washington. Congolese and Kenyan refugees

were brought by bus from Seattle, and cheerily greeted

by the wide smile of the head social worker for the clinic.

She rode with the refugees up and down from Seattle,

busily occupying herself with connecting to the refugee

individuals and families, bringing comfort. Then she

would begin her rounds with questions such as, “Do

you need a translator?” or “How do you feel today?”

Refugees and community members are then met by the

next round of people who guide them through various

paperwork, signatures and triage, where their overall

health is examined. They then wait to be treated by the

various clinics within the church, according to their

need.

Compassion Connect has several volunteer doctors,

nurses and medical assistants to oversee the various

clinics, as well as a medical team lead. They have

special chairs and tables for physical therapy, and all the

various equipment for fitting their patients with glasses.

Thanks to generous donors, Compassion Connect also

has a large amount of dental equipment, which can be

transported from state to state according to need. An

entire dentistry chair and sanitized tools is rolled up into

The community is the

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one unit the size of a large toolbox. They have several

such “toolboxes” that they unpack for one clinic. It

is quite the event!

At this most recent Washington Compassion Clinic,

the co-founder of Compassion Connect, Milan

Homola, attended along with the director of the

Idaho branch, John McGee. In 2014, in Caldwell,

Idaho, area churches held their first Compassion

Connect community health clinic. Caldwell area

churches are now expanding their resources to

additional communities. The director and staff from

the Idaho branch were visiting the Washington

clinic to connect and learn from the providers there.

As the Compassion Connect staff from South Sound

in Washington welcomed the leaders and staff from

the Idaho branch, their camaraderie was apparent.

They wanted to share, to show and to support.

Compassion Connect really does choose unity over

division.

The second need that Compassion Connect helps

communities tackle is more difficult to address.

Sex trafficking is a business that flourishes strictly

because it does not often see the light of day. Its

victims go unheard. The missing youth and women

of our communities disappear quietly because they

are alone. They are unconnected, with few advocates.

Finding them, hearing them, takes more than just

a few people. Addressing trafficking requires not

only the unity of the church, but the involvement of

the whole community. Compassion Connect seeks

to end sex trafficking by doing just that: spurring

involvement. Bringing the unseen and unheard to

the forefront.

The anti-trafficking aspect of the Compassion

Connect ministry is called Adorned In Grace.

Each local Adorned in Grace ministry is run by

local directors and volunteers, and addresses their

communities according to their need.

Anti-trafficking can be either preventive or

proactive. This assures for a grass roots approach to

each community; ears and eyes that directly connect

to the present need. Adorned in Grace is then

subdivided into two parts, the bridal boutique and

the ministry center. The Adorned in Grace bridal

boutique sells gently used bridal and formal wear at

a discounted price. The boutique, along with church

presentations and the website, offer opportunities

for awareness and community involvement. All

proceeds from the boutique then go to the larger

ministry of prevention and restoration.

From talking with Christine Gilge and Kawehi

Marshall, who work within Adorned in Grace Puget

Sound, the resources that prevent trafficking are

often those that also offer restoration. Adorned in

Grace Puget Sound works within the G.R.A.C.E.

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Activity, Community and Education/Employment. Each man, woman or child who comes into the ministry offices are

assessed with a G.R.A.C.E plan, to see where their practical and spiritual needs lie.

Practical needs are, of course, addressed first. Needs such as housing, food, safety and medical care are provided

for through a network of larger community partners (such as community shelters). Unfortunately, these needs are

extremely pressing and present. Christine receives at least one to two calls a month of rape, a missing child or suicide

that have to do with sexual predators and violence. Some are more vulnerable than others, but safety is a concern for

every child. Every woman. Every family.

This is why prevention is so key to the administration of Adorned in Grace Puget Sound. They do this through a

variety of community efforts, including the arts! They showcase ballet and painting events that tell the stories of

victims, bringing awareness for its prevention. Art is not just an effective mode for communication, but a healing balm

for storytellers. They also hold classes and workshops to teach Power Over Predators, deal with societal pressures and

combat isolation. A specific group, The Trophies of Grace, works with teenage boys. They even partner with a ranch

to teach survivors practical life skills for future employment. Being on the ranch promotes healing, community and

involvement. This brings safety and opens up avenues for conversation.

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“TRUST,

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CONVERSATION

Unfortunately, even with prevention, there are many

people who slip through the cracks. This is where the

need for restoration comes in. As mentioned above,

it’s the practical first. But afterward, once the pressing

physical needs are addressed, the trauma done to

the emotions and spirit of the survivor also need

restoration. This part is all about “trust, connection and

conversation.” This is where the tools for prevention also

bring about restoration. Painting, dance, cooking classes,

employment, empowerment classes, counseling and

community involvement. Simply put, Adorned in Grace

connects women and children with their communities,

with safe professionals and compassionate care. This

promotes a place of safety, allowing each person an

opportunity to process, heal and move forward.

As our communities deal with an unprecedented time

of isolation, Compassion Connect has not once closed

its doors. If anything, their call toward action has only

increased. While they have been cautious (the medical

community is always gloved, sanitized and masked),

inaction was simply not an option. Division is simply not

a part of their mission. In all of their efforts, Compassion

Connect has relied on the passion and the dedication

of their neighbors, volunteers and community. This has

been especially valuable in the midst of these difficult

times.

The gap in quality medical care toward the unrepresented

has only widened throughout the pandemic. The

Compassion Health Clinics have worked to close that

gap this year, though hampered by fewer resources.

Meanwhile, isolation has agitated the already pressing

problem of sex trafficking. This year, Adorned in Grace

has continued to bring attention and community action

toward prevention and restoration. Their classes have

not stopped (though some have moved online), their

phones have not been turned off, and their contact with

shelters and other various community resources have

not been severed.

We are all very aware of this year’s hardships, of the

pressure that our communities have withstood. As we

look forward to a future of promise, we can still look

back and be grateful. Grateful that there are, and always

be, organizations like Compassion Connect that never

cease to shine a light into dark places. Though hardships

may grow, access to hope does not diminish. Compassion

Connect shows us that we too can find common ground

to choose unity over division. We too can look into the

eyes of others and see the human. The person. We can,

and do, choose compassion over complacency.

For more information and how you can get involved,

please see CompassionConnect.org.

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Cultivating a

COMPASSIONATE FUTURE

TAM ANNOUNCES SPRING LUNCHEON 2021

By Jillian Chandler

Join the Tacoma Art Museum at their annual Spring Luncheon for the unveiling of their new mission and vision! The

2021 luncheon has been scheduled for Thursday, May 13, noon to 2pm, and will be live streamed from the Tacoma

Art Museum. Dedicated to serving our community, TAM has deepened its commitment to celebrating diversity

through its programming and exhibitions.

Enjoy a catered lunch from Tacoma’s very own Harmon Brewing Co. and learn about TAM’s plans for the future, including

the incredible upcoming exhibition—The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection—opening July 2021.

Lunch entrée options feature Gem Lettuce (gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian), smoked tomato sherry vinaigrette, shaved

vegetables, green, chickpeas and dukkah spice; Smoked Salmon Wrap with smoked salmon, shaved vegetables, cherry

tomatoes, lettuce and green goddess; and Roast Beef Panini with horseradish aioli, caramelized onion, bacon jam, swiss

and arugula. Lunch includes an event signature mocktail and a bag of chips.

Though space is limited to 75 people to experience the event in person, there’s great news! The program will also be live

streamed for those who would like to join virtually.

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reach out to Najai Smith, TAM’s events and sponsorship manager, via email at NSmith@TacomaArtMuseum.org.

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Coffee Cake, Fresh Fruit Granola Parfaits, Sweet Potato Hash, and

Smoked Salmon Strata with Hollandaise. Cost is $75 per person, and

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others in the community at the Spring Fairy Fest’s Magical Marketplace,

and help welcome in springtime! Held on Saturday, May 15, 11am to

7pm at Crescent Moon Gifts (6901 6th Avenue), be treated to dozens of

vendors offering everything from handmade bags, purses and wallets;

fairy and cosplay costumes, fantasy-themed crowns and headdresses;

jewelry, gemstones and braided leather; figurines, miniature fairy

houses and mermaid dolls; custom art, glasswork, paintings and prints;

natural soaps, oils and wellness products; teas and baked goods; and

much more! To view the full lineup of vendors, and for additional

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Market May 2021.

5TH ANNUAL INSPIRE CONFERENCE

Women supporting women. Registration is open to attend the fifth

annual Inspire Conference, a celebration of women in business.

Presented by the Washington Center for Women in Business and

Thurston Economic Development Council, Inspire will take place

virtually 1 to 3:30pm Tuesday, May 18, giving attendees the opportunity

to share their experiences, build community and learn strategies to

engage their customers and thrive in a changing world. 2021’s keynote

speaker is Ivy Woolf Turk, author, inspirational speaker and certified

professional coach. There will be a raffle along with several social

networking opportunities. All are welcome to attend. Tickets start at

$15, and registration can be done online at InspireConference.org.

* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place

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PAN-SEARED HALIBUT

WITH WHITE WINE

MEDITERRANEAN SAUCE

OVER HERBED CAULI RICE

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS:

For the White Wine Mediterranean Sauce:

3 tbs. avocado oil

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

3 large cloves garlic, finely minced

3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half

1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

For the Halibut:

1 tbsp. avocado oil

2 tbsp. butter

1 1/2 lbs. fresh halibut, cut into 4 fillets

salt and pepper to taste

For the Cauli Rice:

2 tbsp. olive oil

4 cups frozen cauliflower rice, thawed

2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

METHOD:

For the Cauli Rice:

• In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil. Add cauliflower rice and

Italian seasoning and salt. Stir until cauliflower rice is cooked through, about 7

minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

For the White Wine Mediterranean Sauce:

• Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add crushed red pepper flakes and

garlic, and sauté for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant. Add the cherry tomatoes

and cook, stirring occasionally, until they’re soft and blistering, but still hold their

shape, 9 to 12 minutes.

• Add in the white wine, stir, and allow the mixture to come to a gentle simmer.

Reduce heat to low.

• Stir in the kalamata olives, basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper, and cook

for 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

For the Halibut:

• Heat oil and butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Pat the halibut dry

with paper towels. Then season both sides of the halibut with salt and pepper.

• Place halibut in the oil and butter and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Carefully flip the halibut over and continue cooking for another 4 to 5 minutes, or

until it’s cooked through.

To Serve:

• Place 1 cup cauliflower rice in the center of the serving plate, place a slice of halibut

on top of the cauliflower and pour Mediterranean sauce over the halibut. Repeat for

additional servings. (This recipe serves 4.)

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EXPLORING THE NATION’S NEWEST SCENIC BYWAY -

WASHINGTON’S CASCADE LOOP

THE ULTIMATE SUMMER ROAD TRIP, PART I

BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

With the weather warming up, thoughts are turning to summer vacations and what to do with the

COVID-19 Pandemic still holding on. A summer road trip is a great way to travel with plenty of

outdoor activities and easier social distancing. Washington’s Cascade Loop is now the nation’s newest

scenic byway, and it is an epic journey taking you to coastal islands, highlights of aviation history, the

Cascade Mountains, gorgeous lakes and a plethora of charming small towns. This trip is a loop, so it is easy to access

whether you are beginning in Idaho or Washington. So, gas up your vacation vehicle and let’s get going.

Your journey begins crossing on to Fidalgo Island and the charming town of Anacortes. Cute shops and restaurants

abound. It is also a gateway to the San Juan Islands. You can take a side trip by walking on a Washington state ferry to

spend a day in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

Whidbey Island

One of the highlights of this area is the Deception Pass bridge. It is a very scenic drive and one of the most iconic in

Washington. Once you cross the bridge, take time to stop at Deception Pass State Park. Head to the parking lot by the

water, where you can get a great view of the bridge for a photo opportunity. The park is on both sides of the bridge

with some great hikes.

Next head to the darling town of Coupeville, and make it your base for a day or two. Stay at the Fort Casey Inn in the

historic quarters, which were built for Army officers before World War I. The cottages are comfortably furnished while

keeping their historic charm. They are just a short walk to beaches, trails and a bird sanctuary. For a vintage experience,

plan to see a movie at the Blue Fox Drive-in Theater. There is something about watching a movie under the stars.

If you have been watching CNN’s “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” this is the stop for you. The first episode focuses

mainly on Neapolitan Pizza and Enzo Coccia. Surprisingly, in Coupeville you can visit Ciao, an Italian market and

restaurant. Chef Mark Laska apprenticed under Enzo Coccia and is certified by the Italian Minister of Agriculture to

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make authentic Neapolitan Pizza. The pizza is good, but the cannoli are to die

for. Laska settled in Coupeville because of its proximity to the Ebey’s Landing

National Historical Reserve and access to heritage farms. You may not be able

to go to Italy this summer, but you can replicate the experience on Whidbey

Island.

Take some time to explore the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. The

stunning landscape overlooking the Puget Sound offers some incredible hikes

on the bluffs, beaches and through historic farmland. Many of these heritage

farms are seeing new life with young families starting farming businesses.

Oak Harbor is a tiny hamlet with a one-block downtown area. The Pacific

Northwest Naval Air Museum tells the story of how this small island town

played an important role in World War II with the building of the Naval Air

Station and the PBY-5A Catalina aircraft, which was one of the best searchand-rescue

bombers of its time.

Langley is a cute waterfront town. My favorite site is the Whale Bell Park

overlooking the Saratoga Passage that has a giant bell. If you see a whale,

you ring the bell, letting everyone in town know there has been a sighting.

You can easily observe gray whales in the spring right from shore. Orcas and

humpbacks are seen throughout the year. It is exciting to see that telltale spout.

In town is the Langley Whale Center, where you can get more information.

Stop into Saltwater Fish House and Oyster Bar for a great meal, or purchase

road trip provisions from their Seabiscuit bakery and small market.

Take the ferry from Clinton to Mukilteo. Stretch your legs at the Mukilteo

Lighthouse Park and check out some of the waterfront restaurants.

Everett

Much of the history of aerospace technology took place in Everett, the home of

Boeing, a pioneer in aviation and the birthplace of the 747. The Boeing Future

of Flight will take you on a tour of the factory—the largest building in the world

by volume. It is fascinating seeing these behemoth planes come to life. Not far

away is the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, where you can see a

vintage aircraft from the earliest days of aviation, as well as a great collection

of tanks.

Snohomish

This darling historic town is known as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest.”

There are more than 175 antique dealers all within a six-block area. Downtown

is also bustling with visitors checking out the boutiques and great local

restaurants. There are also six wine tasting rooms all within walking distance

of each other. Take some time to walk along the river and come back up into

the residential area filled with vintage Victorian and the PNW staple—the

Craftsman-style homes.

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Make sure to have brunch at the First and Union Kitchen, which also has a great bakery onsite. The food is Pacific Northwest style, and you

will usually find wild edible mushrooms foraged from local forests. Grab some bakery treats for snacks on your road trip. They have a lovely

courtyard you can eat in if you are lucky enough to snag a seat. Arrive early, as it gets terribly busy on weekends.

One of the nice things about a road trip is you can pack more convenience items in your car. Some road trip essentials include a cooler and

picnic basket with drinks and snacks. Pack lunches for the more isolated legs of the trip. To reduce plastic waste, bring a refillable water bottle

for each person. Portable chairs are nice to have, especially for stargazing. A coated tablecloth is essential for covering picnic tables, and you

can wipe off any messes. Don’t forget trash bags, as many places require you to pack your trash out. Plan for the extreme weather changes

along the Cascade Loop. The mountain regions and the coastline can be chilly, even in the summer while Eastern Washington receives

extreme temperature highs.

For more information on the Cascade Loop, visit CascadeLoop.com. You can order a guide to the Cascade Loop, and the website has maps

and ideas of where to stay, what to do and where to eat. The individual towns and destinations also have their own sites with more detailed

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