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June 2021 253 Lifestyle Magazine

ISSUE NO. 30

JUNE 2021

The Tanglewood Island

LIGHTHOUSE

PROJECT

RESTORATION NEARING

COMPLETION

Q&A WITH

TZIARRA KING

FORWARD, NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER

LEAGUE CLUB OL REIGN

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PUBLISHER’S Picks

Steve Russo

Executive Director

HONORING AND CELEBRATING THAT IMPORTANT MAN IN OUR LIVES: DAD

THIS MONTH OFFICIALLY MARKS THE START OF SUMMER. With the

longer days and more sunshine, this is the time of year when there is no

better time to enjoy the outdoors.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, opportunities abound when it comes to

the many outdoor activities—most of which are right at our fingertips.

Whether it’s a round of golf at your favorite golf course or getting out on

the water for a day of boating, now is the time to make it happen.

June 20 is that one day a year set aside to honor and celebrate our

fathers, and those men in our lives who have been our unwavering

father figures.

“Father” isn’t just a name or a title, but a role; a figurehead of the family.

He is a man who is not just present but engaged in the life of his wife

and children. Even more so now than ever, we need men to step up and

be leaders in the home. It is his duty to pass on values and lessons to

his children, while helping relieve the everyday pressures most modernday

women and mothers are faced with. Now is not the time to take a

backseat. Men are severely needed, and it is imperative that their voices

be heard and that they make every effort in making a difference in the

lives of the people who look up to them—especially their children.

There is a lot of pressure put on families these days to be successful;

to give back to their church and community; to juggle the pressures

of work (many working more than “full time” just to make ends meet)

while managing sports activities and social engagements; to raise

independent, strong, kind children; to have life all figured out and being,

or at least appearing, “put together.” It is nearly impossible, yet, every

day, men are rising up to one of the greatest challenges and lifelong

commitments, though most rewarding—that of fatherhood.

Thank you to those men who sacrifice for the betterment of their

families, selflessly committed to raising the next generation of men

and women, whose hands our future lies. This Father’s Day, reflect on

the meaning of this day while celebrating those strong, hard-working,

determined, loving men who are always ready and willing to take the

wheel and help lead us to a brighter future.

Happy Father’s Day to those not only with us but who have passed on,

their legacy living on through their children and grandchildren.

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THE TANGLEWOOD ISLAND

FEATURED

LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT:

RESTORATION NEARING

COMPLETION

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Q&A WITH TZIARRA KING:

FORWARD, NATIONAL

WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE

CLUB OL REIGN

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READY FOR SUMMER

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CONTENTS

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HOME

Come on Baby Light My Fire: Ways to warm up

the outdoors

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TRENDING

Get Ready to Golf: Summer brings out players of

all skill levels

28

Q&A

22

Q&A with Tziarra King: Forward, National Women’s

Soccer League Club OL Reign

36

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

The latest tips and trends about living a healthy,

active life

22

TACOMA FOCUS

The Tanglewood Island Lighthouse Project:

Restoration nearing completion

32

THE ARTS

Local Thai Community Celebrates with

Sawasdee Festival

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BUSINESS PINPOINT

Life-Inspired Art that Speaks: Torenzo Art

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sneak peek into June ...

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ISSUE NO. 30

JUNE 2021

The Tanglewood Island

LIGHTHOUSE

PROJECT

RESTORATION NEARING

COMPLETION

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FEATURE

Notorious Nuptials: Wedding bells ring out

stories of empty cameras, broken zippers and a

drunken road trip to Mexico

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ENTERTAINMENT

Events in June you don’t want to miss!

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FEATURED RECIPE

Get ready for summer with this Detox Salad

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

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Washington’s Cascade Loop: The Ultimate Summer

Road Trip, Part II

Q&A WITH

TZIARRA KING

FORWARD, NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER

LEAGUE CLUB OL REIGN

About The Cover

TZIARRA “ZEE” KING HAS BEEN A FORCE ON THE SOCCER

FIELD, excelling since high school. She was traded to OL

Reign January of this year, joining the powerhouse team, and

is excited for what the future holds. Find out more about this

incredible athlete in this month’s Q&A on page 28.

Cover photo by Samantha Elise Tillman.

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Home

Come on Baby Light My Fire

WAYS TO WARM UP THE OUTDOORS

BY DEANN HAMMER, BROADWAY DESIGN

T

he Pacific Northwest has an abundance of nature at our fingertips. We love to be outdoors and enjoy the water, mountains, and

singsong of birds.

However, when the sun goes down, temperatures drop—and it gets chilly. There are a number of options for outdoor heat that can

help us warm our souls both inside and out.

Gas Lanterns

Gas lanterns were a staple in New Orleans and the South, and have now made an entrance on the West Coast. These charming fixtures

are beautiful on a front porch or back deck, as they have a living fire inside of them and add warm light to any space. You will need to

plan ahead when installing them, as they require a gas line to be installed inside of your walls.

Built-In or Free-Standing Outdoor Fireplaces

You can buy a cinder block kit to build the fireplace structure to accommodate a real wood-burning fire, or you can plumb it for gas

for an easier gas log set. Look at the shipping cost, as these blocks are concrete and are delivered on pallets that are very heavy! These

units will typically need to be faced with a ledgerstone or brick. Sometimes they are covered with plaster for a more Spanish or modern

look. MutualMaterials.com sells stone cladding.

Outdoor Gas Fireplaces

There are gas outdoor fireplace units you can purchase from a fireplace shop that can be framed in with wood, but make sure they are

protected from the rain/elements, preferably under cover, as the water will damage your pilot light. After framing, these gas prefab

units are then covered with stone surround to emulate the fireplaces we see inside a house, adorned with glass doors or a glass panel.

Stone Fire Pits

Stone fire pits are the easiest way to roast a marshmallow or burn wood in open air. Kits can be purchased at Morrison Gravel with a

metal ring inside in various sizes. Make sure to measure your space first so that there is enough room to walk around the fire pit while

also being able to accommodate a few Adirondack chairs.

Pre-Made Metal or Stone Chiminea-Type Wood-Burning Units

There are various options available online for small metal wood-burning free-standing units. I have found that the front opening of

the unit needs to be fairly small, or you will get a horrible back draft of smoke spewing at your face. The best units have small front

openings to end the smoke up through the flue and out of the way.

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Propane Heaters

Propane heaters are a terrific way to heat up a space. There are tall

units that sit on the ground (with wheels for ease of mobility), or if you

have a covered porch, installing ceiling heating units are very effective.

These are typically hung between 6- to 8-feet apart and have a metal

shield on top that deflects the heat downward toward your seating area.

They can be hard wired in on a thermostat, which allows you to have

more control over your heat than a free-standing unit that can easily be

blown out by strong wind.

Fire Pit Tables

These can come with a built-in space for a propane tank under the table,

or a hose that leads to a gas hookup on your house. Fire pit tables are a

quick and easy way to add fire to a dinner party.

You can enjoy the outdoors long into the cool evenings with a little fire.

It’s up to you to decide which works best for your space and lifestyle.

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design firm in Gig Harbor. She and her team craft spaces that are

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TO GOLF

Summer brings out players

of all skill levels

By Colin Anderson

It’s the great unconquerable game that we both

love and despise. A slight twist in the hips,

movement of the head or proximity to the ball

and your shot might be heading for the woods,

the drink, or the beach. Still, when you line

everything up just right, strike the ball cleanly and

smash a perfect drive down the fairway, or watch

your approach shot land softly just feet from the

pin, there really is no feeling like a great golf shot.

Whether you’re a weekend duffer, retiree playing

with friends, scratch player, or just getting started

with the game, every round of golf is a challenge.

With the most stable weather of the year, summer is

when the courses see, by far, the most visitors. The

weekend warriors come out of hibernation, typically

cruising in a power cart and taking down several

nerve-calming beverages throughout their round.

The final tally isn’t always what’s important to these

golfers, rather the camaraderie amongst friends

after a long week of work, coupled with enjoying a

great Northwest day outdoors having fun instead of

tackling yard work.

Still, others seek the serenity of a quiet round just

after sunrise. In the calm of the early morning, the

crack of a tee shot seems to linger longer, and getting

in a quick 9 before most have even started their day

gives a great sense of pride to early risers.

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It’s a wonderful time of year to be

outside, and for many, 18 holes is the

best way to spend it.

No matter your skill set and the experience you hope to achieve,

you are very likely sitting just a short drive from a course that can

provide what you are looking for. If it has been some time since

you last swung a club or if you are new to the game, there are a few

things on the to-do list that will help ‘get you in the swing of things’

for prime summer rounds.

Anyone who has kept an eye on the PGA Tour over the past 20

years has seen a pretty dramatic shift in player appearance. Gone

are most of the rail skinny and overly husky players, and most pro

players today take their fitness seriously. Even if making a tour isn’t

your ultimate goal, treating golf like an athletic event will almost

certainly help improve your game. While it’s tempting to pull up

to the course, practice a few puts then head to the #1 tee box and

swing full speed, a proper warmup is key to setting yourself up for

success.

Stretch out your entire body. Roll your neck and shoulders, and

take time to stretch hip flexors, quads and calves. If you have time

to hit the driving range before your round, remember to start with

wedges and low irons, work your way up to the middle irons, and

take just a few shots with the woods and driver.

Between rounds, a day or two of yoga or stretching sessions is

immensely beneficial for flexibility. Simple bodyweight movements

like push-ups, crunches, squats and lunges will help balance all

the muscles utilized in your golf swing. For those who want to get

serious, there are many personal trainers out there who can design

a routine specific to golfers.

Once you are on the course, know your skill level and choose the

proper tee box. If you aren’t a low handicap, don’t hit from the

Championship tee box. While you don’t want to feel rushed, pace

of play is important to everyone having fun. If your ball goes out of

bounds, spend just a minute or two searching for it and, if it can’t be

found quickly, take a drop and move on. If the group behind you is

moving quicker, stop at the next tee box and let them play through.

Finally, don’t be afraid to take advice from an expert. Sometimes

the smallest of adjustments can make a world of difference. Trained

PGA professionals at almost every course can recognize flaws in

your swing, which, when corrected, will help you hit straighter,

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It’s a wonderful time of year to be outside, and for many, 18 holes

is the best way to spend it. Remember to be conscious of those

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A Couple Courses to Try:

Meadow Park Golf Course

This is a course that truly caters to every level of golfer. Here you will find a

wonderfully manicured 18-hole championship course that has been a fixture

in Tacoma for 100 years. There are five different tee boxes available, as well as

the Williams 9-hole course in which only three of the holes are longer than 200

yards; a perfect place for new and intermediate golfers. William’s also hosts

footgolf, where players strike a soccer ball with their feet and aim to get it in a

slightly larger cup. Finally, Meadow Park is equipped with a heated and LEDlit

driving range bay, as well as several that have Toptracer technology—the

same ball tracers you see in TV broadcasts. You can compete against friends,

relax on couches and order food and drinks to these bays.

Chambers Bay

The home of the 2015 US-Open is a bucket-list course for golfers across the

country. Links-style courses feature rolling terrain, a natural open layout

with few trees, and a rough area of natural grasses. You’ll get all this plus

amazing seaside views of the Puget Sound throughout your round. It is truly

rare to find a public course that so beautifully mimics the links found in

Scotland, the birthplace of the game. Tee times are available up to 90 days

out and vary greatly based upon season, time and day of the week. There are

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Tacoma Focus

The Tanglewood Island

LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT

RESTORATION NEARING COMPLETION

BY DAVID HAGLUND

The current residents of Tanglewood Island are

busy—as so many have been during the shutdown

of the past year—with their own gardens and

home improvement projects. But they have also

aroused their neighbors’ interest and attention to a labor

of love they commenced last fall—their renovation of the

iconic Lighthouse that rises 40 feet above the tidal beach

on the north end of the island.

There are now four families who make their home on

Tanglewood. The island has been privately owned since

the end of the 19th century, when a mortician from the

Tacoma area bought it as a vacation retreat. Four decades

later, a Tacoma physician, partly out of concern about

“juvenile delinquency,” bought the island and created his

Camp Ta-Ha-Do-Wa For Boys. After another 40 years or

so, around 1980, four families with ties to the Puget Sound,

then living in Southern California, decided to come back

here to live—and they bought the island together. (And

one of those four families still resides on Tanglewood.)

The history of the Lighthouse begins with the construction

of Camp Ta-Ha-Do-Wa. Its facilities were built mid-20th

century over a period of years until the island resembled

a rustic resort, with cabins, maintenance buildings, a

ball diamond, swimming pool and that amazing Lodge,

the walls of which rested directly on the seawall. The

Lighthouse was built to stand out in the water at flood

tide and near water’s edge at the ebb, and was connected

to the Lodge by two bridges at the first- and second-story

level. The masonry of the Lighthouse is in remarkably

good shape today, presumably because it was built by

professional bricklayers who were available at the time

because of a masons strike in Tacoma.

The Lodge and Lighthouse are fixtures in many locals’

memories because, in their youth, they attended proms,

graduations or recreational events held there. Some

remember the skating on the Lodge’s open second floor—

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open because the enormous roof trusses obviated the need for pillars.

Some remember the heated salt-water swimming pool just inside the

seawall, which was an early “infinity pool” when the tide was high. And

others—usually older men—can’t help but smile as they recall the time

they smuggled illicit contraband (often packaged in bundles of six) onto

the island the day before a chaperoned high school dance.

Sadly, the beautiful Lodge was built with two fatal flaws: The foundation

for its exterior walls was subject to undermining by the action of the

tides on the outside of the seawall upon which it rested, and the floor of

the Lodge had been built on fill dirt, the elevation of which was about

18 inches too low. The extreme tides of almost every winter flooded the

Lodge’s first floor, and when that water drained out, it undermined the

foundation of the seawall from the inside. In spite of efforts to shore it

up, the seawall on the northwest side settled, cracked and splayed open

several years ago, which

threatened the integrity

of the two-story structure

resting precariously

over the breach. That,

combined with other

“causes incident to age,”

led the county to prohibit

any further public use of

the Lodge.

The Lighthouse also had

become rundown over

the years, inside and out.

But because the structure

itself was sound, the

families of Tanglewood,

led by the one with

the longest residence,

THE ISLAND

RESIDENTS ARE

CONTRIBUTING

THEIR OWN

MEANS, MIGHT

AND MAIN TO GET

THE WORK DONE.

decided last year to clean it up and, eventually, to restore it—to dry it

in first and then, over a long-enough period to budget for the work, to

renovate the interior. The work of paint prep and drying in, replacing the

top deck and cupola and the 12 broken windows, is what began in the

latter half of 2020.

Another of the island residents—a civil engineer by profession—had

been interested in restoring the Lighthouse ever since the Lodge was

condemned, but he passed away a few years ago. So, in tribute to his

departed friend, one of his fellow engineers is now supervising the work

(and doing much of it, rather like a player/coach). And as they can, the

island residents are contributing their own means, might and main to

get the work done. The walls have been cleaned inside and out, and the

exterior, painted white long ago, is now free of decades-worth of moss

and lichen overgrowth, and appears almost dazzling on the sunny days

now becoming more frequent in our spring prelude to summer.

When temperatures turn reliably warmer, the repainting can begin

and, when that is done, the new windows will be installed. The 12

replacement window frames are replicas of the arched originals which

pivot at the center (as opposed to being hinged on one side or other)

and are built out of “period” wood that was milled by the islanders into

planks from 150-year-old cedar logs, and then sawn, planed, sanded and

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put together by the supervising engineer who, in addition

to his day-job construction skills using steel and concrete, is

also an accomplished woodworker.

The motivations for this restoration, naturally, are somewhat

varied, and you’ll get a different answer from each person

contributing to the work as to what they most enjoy about

it. But whether it’s the contribution of handyman skills, the

covering of the cost of materials, the time taken to discuss

and refine the finish details or the pleasure of cleaning off

years’ worth of green, gray and black accretions and seeing

the surface shine again, all the Tanglewood residents agree

that there’s a deep feeling of satisfaction in preserving an icon

that is, literally, a beacon in this part of the Puget Sound—a

beacon seen not only from kayaks, paddle boards and boats

plying the water of Hale Passage but also from cars crossing

the Fox Island bridge or driving the shoreline on Cromwell

Drive, and even from planes flying to and from the nearby

Tacoma Narrows airfield. And the encouraging comments

posted recently on social media expressing excitement about

the renovation give the Tanglewood families the warm glow

of feeling that the love they are putting into this project is

not unrequited.

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Tziarra “Zee” King is a professional soccer player

who plays forward for the OL Reign. She grew up in

Sicklerville, New Jersey, in a soccer home with two

older brothers who are former collegiate soccer players. She

was a scholar athlete in high school, earning school Honor Roll

all four years, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Zee excelled in soccer at the high school level and set a record

at Winslow High School as the all-time leading scorer (both

girls and boys) with 105 career goals and 36 assists. In her

senior year she led the state of New Jersey by scoring 51 goals

and 14 assists, an impressive feat. She was twice selected for

the United States Youth Futsal National Team and competed

internationally.

Zee attended North Carolina State University, where she

excelled at both academics and soccer. Head coach Tim

Santoro described her as “a complete player who is extremely

gifted technically and is off the charts athletically. She’s a very

competitive and driven person who will add a lot to the team

makeup. Her dribbling, vision and passing, as well as ability to

score goals from the midfield, will inject a lot into our attack.”

That drive led Zee to play in 88 games during her college career.

She racked up numerous awards including Scholar-Athlete of

the Year—the first Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer

player awarded this honor.

Her professional career began in 2020, where she was the

eighth overall pick in the National Women’s Soccer League

draft selected by the Utah Royals. She played in both the

Challenge Cup and the Fall Series her rookie year for a total of

406 minutes and earning two goals. Zee began her career with

the OL Reign when she was traded in January 2021. She played

in all four matches of the 2021 Challenge Cup, starting in two

and scoring one goal and one assist. Her future with the OL

Reign looks bright.

Q. Your brothers both played soccer.

What was it like growing up in a soccer

family?

A. Growing up with two soccer-playing

older brothers, Ritchie and Riquan, was

competitive and hectic. I remember we

used to have so much fun making up our

own little games and playing in the living

room. We may or may not have broken a

few windows in the process. They pushed

me to be better and work harder. I always

told them I was going to be better than

them. They’ve finally come to terms with

that statement. I play for them every single

day. They’ve had such an influence on my

life and my soccer career. I just want them

to be proud of the player and woman I’ve

become.

Q. As a professional athlete you have

an opportunity to use your platform for

good. What are the causes or nonprofits

that are dear to your heart?

A. I knew that if I ever got the opportunity

to have a platform, I would be authentic to

who I am and the things I care about. I’m

so fortunate to be in the position that I’m

in, and because of that, it’s so important

for me to use this platform for positive

change. I’m all for anything that benefits

the greater good of society. I really feel like

we can all thrive and succeed without the

need for a group of the population to suffer

or be oppressed. I’m particularly passionate

about racial equality, gender equality, and

LGBTQ+ rights, just to name a few.

Q. Moving to the Pacific Northwest can

be quite an adjustment. What do you like

about your new home?

A. Honestly, I was worried that it was going

to be a harsh transition for me. The sun is

my best friend, so the thought of rain all the

time made me nervous. Thankfully, it really

has been a smooth transition. I absolutely

love it here. The weather has been nicer than

I anticipated, and I’ve heard the summers are

even better. I think my favorite part is how

naturally scenic and beautiful the area is. I’m

truly so happy and thankful to be here.

Q. The OL Reign has an illustrious roster

of great soccer players. Are there any that

you looked up to as a role model growing

up?

A. We have an absolute bomb squad. My

teammates are fantastic players, but even

better people. I cannot emphasize that

enough. Coming into a new environment is

scary, but I genuinely could not have been

more fortunate than to be welcomed by this

group. To be completely honest, I wasn’t very

well-versed on soccer players when I was

growing up. I think as I got older, I of course

looked up to Megan Rapinoe, as so many

people do. She’s like a real-life superhero

on and off the field. But I will say, all the

veterans on our team are so knowledgeable,

experienced and talented. I may not have

known about them as much as I should have

growing up, but I’ll tell you right now: I want

to be like every single one of them when I

grow up. True role models and great humans.

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If you google Thailand, you learn this beautiful Southeast Asian

country is known for wonderful beaches and resorts. But if you

dig a little deeper, you will find it is also known for its people

and culture, delicious food, exciting martial arts, beautiful

Buddhist temples and respect above all else. The Second Annual Asia

Pacific Cultural Center Sawasdee Thailand Week, May 31 to June 5,

will showcase Thai culture with a fantastic lineup including a visit to

a gorgeous local temple, Thai dishes, a martial arts demonstration

and a glimpse into Thai music.

The Sawasdee Festival (pronounced “sah-wat-dee”) is named for the

traditional Thai greeting or hello. The event will kick off with a virtual

visit to the Wat Buddhangkura Thai Buddhist Temple in Olympia

on Sunday, May 30, at 11am. Presented on APCC’s Facebook Live,

the visit will give viewers a glimpse into the heart of the local Thai

community, where they worship and bond with each other.

“When Thai people are missing home, they turn to their temple

as the community center for healing,” said Arisa Williams, a local

Thai leader and staff member of Asia Pacific Cultural Center. “The

Buddhist Monks provide us with comfort as we gather strength from

each other when worshipping at the temples,” she added.

If you would like to visit a local Thai temple, including the one

APCC visited on May 30, two can be found locally in Olympia and

Auburn. Wat Washington Buddhavanaram is at 4401 South 360th

Street in Auburn, and Wat Buddhangkura is at 932 Mett Street NE

in Olympia.

Sawasdee continues Tuesday, June 1, with an exciting Muay Thai, or

Thai Boxing demonstration, from Master Saohin Srisuk of Sri Suk

Muay Thai boxing school in Tacoma. APCC’s Facebook Live will

broadcast the event at 11am. Muay Thai is often referred to as the art

of eight limbs because the martial art uses all body parts in defense

of the fighter including fists, elbows, knees and feet. What started out

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as Siamese soldiers learning to use all body parts to improve their chances in battle, Muay Thai focuses on

stand-up striking and clinching techniques.

The week’s events then transition to music and food. Viewers of APCC’s Facebook Live page on Wednesday,

June 2, will learn about a Northern Thai musical instrument called Sueng from the producer of Northern

Musical Folk Instrument and musician Meechai Somyadee, and Pimana Thichalad, founder of Siam Smile

Thai Classical & Folk Dance Group. Then on Thursday, June 3, APCC takes the show on the road again

to visit the My Thai Food Truck in Olympia, where owner Teddy Chaiha creates Thai Fusion food like

yummy Thai grilled chicken sliders.

Variya Tosti, a native from Ban Dan Kwian Village where Thai Clay was first discovered and created, will

present Thai Clay Arts on Friday, June 4. This air-dry clay is used to make flowers, dolls and other items,

but for this demonstration, viewers will learn to make a welcome sign from Tosti’s clay art studio.

Thailand week will wrap up in a delicious way with a traditional Thai dish made lovingly by Arisa “Moon”

Williams and served in APCC’s parking lot starting at 11am on Saturday, June 5. Moon, who learned

to cook at her mother’s side from her restaurant in Thailand, will be making Chicken Red Curry with

steamed rice. The first 100 people will pick up a free, mouthwatering meal via drive-through.

All events can be watched live through APCC’s Facebook Live page at 11am daily. Fun door prizes will be

awarded throughout the week of presentations to viewers who correctly answer questions and trivia in the

comments section.

To watch videos of any of the events described above, please visit the APCC Facebook Page at

Facebook.com/AsiaPacificCulturalCenter.

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Scarlet RF Microneedling is a brand-new, highly

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microneedling with short-pulse radiofrequency energy

to deliver noticeable results. This non-invasive treatment is

designed to trigger the body’s skin-tightening effects by delivering

radiofrequency energy to the subdermal tissue.

In other words, if you have sagging skin on your face, neck or body,

Scarlet RF Microneedling can tighten and firm up your dermal

tissue, leading to a younger and more contoured appearance.

How does Scarlet RF Microneedling work?

Scarlet RF Microneedling delivers short pulses of radiofrequency

energy to the subdermal tissue via tiny channels created by the tech’s

microneedling effects. This triggers two responses: 1. The body

immediately triggers its wound-healing processes, which means

collagen and elastin levels are elevated; and 2. The radiofrequency

heat causes subdermal tissue to contract and tighten, leading to

almost-immediate results. The Scarlet RF Microneedling treatment

can be used on multiple areas, including the scalp, for an effect that’s

similar to getting facelift surgery.

Stimulating collagen production

The combination of precise depth and the fractional radiofrequency

energy serve a very important role in helping patients achieve

incredible results. Simply put, the treatment helps stimulate collagen

and elastin production. As you may know, collagen production

slows as we age. Thus, as time passes, the skin increases in laxity

and loses that suppleness that is often associated with youth. Scarlet

RF helps restore that elastin and collagen thereby firming and

tightening the skin.

Am I a good candidate for Scarlet RF Microneedling?

Unlike many laser procedures, Scarlet RF can be used on all skin

types. The treatment will address the following concerns:

• Fine lines and facial wrinkles

• Skin laxity

• Acne scarring

• Surgical scars

• Enlarged pores

• Irregular skin texture and tone

• Body laxity (stomach, inner arms, thighs, knees)

• Stretch marks

What is the procedure like?

The procedure takes about 20 to 40 minutes to perform (if you’re

getting the treatment on your body, the procedure will take longer,

depending on the area you wish to target). You will numb prior

to the treatment for 30 minutes in a relaxing room. Most patients

experience minimal discomfort during their treatment.

What results can I expect?

Results include tighter and toned skin with improved texture

and laxity. They can be seen almost right away, with continuous

improvement over the next two to three months. Most patients

comment on how smooth their texture becomes and how they

notice more contour around their jaw line, eyes, mouth and neck.

Is there any downtime?

There’s no downtime associated with Scarlet RF Microneedling,

so you can continue with your normal routine. However, we do

recommend that patients incorporate sunscreen into their daily

post-treatment skin-care routine, as skin will be sensitive to the sun’s

UV rays. You will be given a post-treatment skin-care box to use the

week following your treatment.

Scarlet RF is known as “the non-surgical facelift.” This treatment is

taking skin rejuvenation by storm! It’s FDA cleared, has minimal

downtime and is safe for all skin types. Through the use of noninvasive

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Health

IT’S TIME TO DETOX YOUR BODY

Springtime and early summer are the perfect time

BY MISSI BALISON

Our bodies have natural detoxification pathways, but with

the increased toxic exposure we face in today’s world

(pesticides on our food, perfumes and chemicals in our

beauty products, social media exposure adding pressure, busy and

stressful lives), those pathways can become overburdened.

Having these detoxification pathways running smoothly is key to

our health.

Ever wonder why you are sluggish, or depressed, or anxious, or

have skin issues? Toxins, even seemingly low levels of toxins, can

really impair our ability to function at our best.

Here is a list of just some of the many benefits you may notice from

supporting your detox pathways:

Boost energy levels. The sluggish feeling we get during the day

can be the result of excess toxins in the body. Removing excess

toxins can help to increase energy levels and keep you going strong

throughout the day.

Support digestion and weight management. Detoxification can also

help with long-term weight management by removing the toxins

that are currently interfering with proper metabolic function and

helping to set you up with healthy habits.

Reduce inflammation. Diet is an important aspect of detox. By

supporting your digestive system through eating a diet of whole

foods packed full of the nutrients your body needs, you will help to

reduce inflammation that contributes to a host of problems. Sore

joints anyone?

Promote healthy skin. Diet and environmental toxins undeniably

affect skin. By supporting the body in the removal of free radicals,

heavy metals and other toxins, you will help to improve the

appearance of your skin.

Strengthen your immune system. After your detoxification, your

body will have better digestive and lymphatic function. Both of

these are key to a strong and balanced immune system.

Improve your mood. Toxins and free radicals that accumulate in the

body can also affect brain function. By removing the accumulations

interfering with your mental and emotional state, you will open

yourself up to better sleep, clear thought and positive energy.

Boost your metabolism. Your liver is largely related to the smooth

running of your metabolism. If your liver is working hard to rid

the body of all of the toxins it is exposed to on a daily basis (and it

is!), it cannot function at its highest level to keep your metabolism

running smoothly.

As spring comes to an end, prepare yourself for a healthy summer

with a detox plan that works best for you and your lifestyle. Your

body, and mind, will thank you.

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LIFE THROUGH

ART

Life-inspired art that speaks

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

“I

am compelled. I am driven. I must create!”

The internationally known, award-winning fine artist, Torenzo Gann is bringing his

passion for art a bit closer to home for those of us in Pierce County.

“While painting Galloping Gertie was a phenomenal experience, so was my extensive research!”

shares the artist. “It was so interesting to learn about its history; how Galloping Gertie earned its

place in history.”

The original painting was commissioned by a Fox Island resident (and close friend of a family

member), who was born in Tacoma and an enthusiast of Galloping Gertie’s history. The project

took Torenzo nearly six months to complete.

This powerful, unique work is now available as an exquisite reproduction. Each giclée is uniquely

different as a result of Torenzo’s personal, individual color enhancement on each canvas. His

rendition of the Galloping Gertie - The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse - Limited Edition Giclée

Prints are available now. With just 10 prints offered, at a price of $2,500 each, each print is 27x30

and canvas wrapped on 1 ½-inch stretcher bars, eliminating the need for framing.

There is free shipping on this limited-edition canvas, and Torenzo will be donating 25 percent of

sales to the Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank and Community Services, or another local

charitable organization of the purchaser’s choice.

Creation (60”x40”), © 2021

Torenzo first discovered the Pacific Northwest three years ago while visiting family members in

the area. After a non-stop flight from Palm Beach International and arriving in Seattle at 10pm, the

following morning he awakened in the beautiful community of Snoqualmie. “When touring the

spectacular countryside, the words ‘majestic beauty’ played over and over in my mind,” he recalls.

“The scenery was amazing! The views were stunning.”

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He would return the following year to deliver his

painting, Galloping Gertie, to its new home. “That’s

when I first experienced the quaint yet extraordinary

Fox Island and Gig Harbor communities,” Torenzo

smiles. “I recall thinking, ‘What a fabulous location

to retreat to and spend a month painting.’”

Torenzo majored in illustration at Kendall College

of Art and Design. After successfully completing

his first year back in 1968, he would leave Kendall

to self-educate in the areas of painting, photography

and filmmaking.

Neckotiemus - Patron Saint of Neckties (20”x16”), © 2021

During the next two decades, he found himself

immersed in creating art, winning awards and

becoming a nationally known artist, all while

battling addiction. Torenzo would abandon his

love of creating art to confront the crisis of his

alcoholism. “As a result of receiving treatment and

getting sober, I pursued the treatment field and

became a certified counselor so that I could help

others who have struggled with alcoholism and

other drug addiction,” he shares.

Twenty years later, in 2015, Torenzo would return

to his life’s original passion and work—creating

works of art.

“I feel a deep responsibility and calling to create

works of art that reveal and contemplate the beauty

in the everyday objects we all find around us in this

amazing universe created by God,” says Torenzo.

This became a rebirth in his career, and since his

return to crafting his unique masterpieces, the

artist has exhibited—and continues to exhibit—

in numerous national and international shows;

his most recent an opening at the Palm Beach

Showroom in Lake Worth, Florida.

Offering contemporary realism, abstract

expressionism in oil, acrylic, sculpture, and the

work of social relevance, Torenzo invites you to

shop his gallery and commissioned art pieces,

which can be found online at TorenzoArt.com.

With an unrestrained passion and unending quest

for seeing and creating art, Torenzo readily awaits

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NOTORIOUS

NUPTIALS

WEDDING BELLS RING OUT STORIES OF EMPTY CAMERAS, BROKEN

ZIPPERS AND A DRUNKEN ROAD TRIP TO MEXICO

BY DAN AZNOFF

Author’s note: The following collection of anecdotes are excerpts from an upcoming book

tentatively titled “Notorious Nuptials.” Each of the stories have been sourced with members of the

wedding party. Be advised: Some of these wedding stories date back more than 50 years.

Weddings are the source of memories that can

last a lifetime.

Every marriage ceremony is unique in the collective

reminiscences of the people who were involved. They

generate emotions ranging from the father of the bride,

who reluctantly gives away his little girl, to the maid of

honor, who stands aside as she loses her best friend to a

man that she has slowly come to accept as part of her own

extended family.

Emily Norgaard of Mukilteo, Washington, can still

remember the words of caution that her father uttered

when the two most important men in her life faced off in

the aisle during her own wedding procession.

“My father horrified by my soon-to-be-husband when

he warned him that he was giving the bride away,” she

remembered. “He (my father) made it clear that his store

did not offer an exchange or return policy.”

If the shoe fits

The ring bearer forced Delores Dobson of Anaheim,

California, to delay her ceremony while the mother of the

6-year-old boy rushed out on a Sunday morning to buy

her son dress shoes that actually fit his young feet.

“How does a 6-year-old who wears a child’s shoe fit into a

size 13 men’s shoe?” the bride asked rhetorically. His mom

had to buy a new pair.

“That was not a simple task on a Sunday morning,”

explained Delores. “Our wedding was 45 minutes late.”

Inevitable

Young people were responsible for the mess at the

reception for Carlotte and Rob Larson at the home of the

bride’s parents. They agreed the mishap was the result of a

critical error in judgement.

“All the tables were taken up with food, drinks and gifts,”

said Carlotte.

The bride explained that lack of table space eventually

forced the punch bowl to be moved to a low coffee table in

the living room, just out of sight of the adults in the room.

“So, it was not a surprise when the small children washed

their hands in the punch bowl,” she remembered.

Her new husband was more understanding.

“It was all okay. It was something we all should have

expected,” Rob said with a heavy sigh.

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No Rx for dumb

As a medical professional, Dr. Larry Johnson thought

he had anticipated “every possibility that could go

wrong” prior to his “very expensive” wedding at the

posh Beverly Hills Hotel in 1968.

Larry wanted every aspect of his wedding day to be

perfect. That included contracting with a professional

photographer to document intimate moments

during the ceremony and at the lavish reception.

But the doctor was ready to seek legal help when he

realized the so-called professional had forgotten to

load film into his camera. The good doctor wanted to

file legal action against the vendor.

“I wanted to sue,” Johnson said after some reflection.

“But my ‘brilliant’ father-in-law said not to sue.

“He was wrong!”

Lost in translation

The third time was supposed to be the charm for

Amber Palms, California, resident Joe Morris when

he flew his fiancé and the entire wedding party to

Acapulco for a romantic seaside ceremony in April

of 2000.

The destination wedding seemed to be “muy bueno”

until it came time for the bride and groom to

exchange vows. That was when Morris looked down

at the words he was expected to recite.

“My wedding vows were all written in Spanish,”

he remembered with a sinister laugh. “I could not

understand a word of what I was supposed to say.”

Quick drink

A quick visit south of the border was also part of the

wedding story provided by Tom Margitan, who also

resides in Arbor Palms. An impromptu road trip

became part of the wedding plan when Tom realized

his bride needed to visit Mexico together with her

soon-to-be-ex-husband for a quickie divorce.

According to Tom, the husband agreed on the

condition they could stop for “a drink” along the way.

“My wedding vows

were all written in

Spanish. I could not

understand a word of

what I was supposed

to say.”

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According to Tom, “a drink” to his wife’s former

spouse really meant a stop at every cantina and

watering hole along the highway. The threesome

eventually made their way to Mexico and back across

the border into Nevada, where Tom was legally able

to marry his bride in Las Vegas.

Don’t mess with Mother Nature

The unpredictable weather in Seattle sent a spiritual

message to the bride and groom during the wedding

of Joel and Sharon Hoerner.

Their wedding day began on an ominous note

when the flowers for the ceremony were mistakenly

delivered to the wrong church, which caused the

ceremony to be delayed for more than an hour. As

a result, Sharon’s sister Carlotte and Joel’s sister Beth

were prepared to walk up the aisle empty-handed.

As it turned out, the missing flowers were a lucky

twist that gave the attendants a free hand because

the formal dresses that had been ordered were all too

long.

“The bridesmaids each walked up the aisle with one

hand holding their bouquet and the other holding

up their dresses,” Sharon remembered in vivid detail.

“The bridesmaids were hunched over during the

procession and then up four steps.”

That was when Mother Nature decided to get involved

in the April wedding by pelting the chapel with sheets

of rain, sleet and hail.

“At one point the hail hitting the roof was so loud we

could barely hear each other reading our vows,” Joel

remembered.

The weather, however, did not take away from their

happy day.

“The sun eventually broke through, and we had

bright sunshine all within the time of the wedding,”

Sharon said with a smile.

Ever the romantic, Joel accepted the changes to the

weather as a blessing.

“God was sending us a message that our marriage

could survive any storm.”

Looking back at his wedding day, Joel admitted

that staging a wedding in Seattle during April was

probably not the best plan.

An exclusive

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Angeles when he contracted with an award-winning

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efore. The result was that the so-called professional documented the wedding like a news event, which meant every photo

included the bride and groom.

“You would have thought we were the only people in attendance,” said Dan, able to laugh about the blunder 41 years after the fact.

Faux tropic

After living together for eight years, Greg Elwin and his fiancé Stephanie decided that if they ever did get married, they would

exchange vows with their toes in warm tropical sand. However, the former police chief made the practical decision to save his

money for the honeymoon by inviting their closest friends and relatives to a clambake at Sunset Beach near the Hood on the Puget

Sound.

With their toes buried in some of the 200 pounds of pure white sand imported for the occasion, the happy couple were married by

a close friend who had received his ordination over the internet. Stephanie’s daughter, Ashley, served as the official photographer

as part of her junior high school class assignment.

Note: Greg and Stephanie saved scoops of the white sand and have it spread near their hot tub to preserve the memories.

Missed it by that much

Melinda Cavalleto of Old Town Mukilteo can still recall glancing over her shoulder during her ceremony long enough to see her

brother and father with their arms outstretched prepared to catch her maid of honor as she swayed back and forth. The officiant,

she remembered, had apparently not recovered from drinking too much at the rehearsal dinner the night before.

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“MARY SMITH CAN STILL LAUGH

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OF BLUNDERS THAT TOOK PLACE.

“She ran up the middle aisle of the church and threw up just as

she was running out of the church,” Melinda remembered, before

adding, “And yes, she is still my best friend.”

Double-crossed by the old double switch

Mary Smith can still laugh when she recounts the series of

blunders that took place with the keys to her car following her

wedding to her beloved Richard at the Atwater Baptist Church in

Los Angeles in 1958.

“When we were ready to leave, my husband’s friend had his car.

That is when my husband remembered that he had the keys to

his friend’s car that was parked in front of the church,” she said

with a huge smile. “The best man was left holding a second set

of car keys as he watched the newlyweds jump into his car and

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Mary went on to explain what the best man did not know was

that some pranksters from the wedding party had already fiddled

with the car that was normally driven by the bride and groom.

“When his friend jumped into our car, it would not start because

another friend had disconnected the necessary wires.”

Measure twice, zip once

After refusing to be measured for his tuxedo, retired teacher

Julius Aznoff was not surprised when the tuxedo pants reserved

for his father-in-law were too narrow in the waist to fasten when

he arrived on the day of his daughter’s wedding at the elegant

Huntington-Sheraton Hotel south of Pasadena in 1976.

When the father-of-the bride threatened to not walk his daughter

down the aisle, the groom was ready with his response.

“The hell you’re not,” Julius snapped. “Pull them up, button your

coat and get out there.”

The stunned father turned to one of the groomsmen to confide

that he could not pull up his zipper. With a smile, he was

reminded that his daughter’s wedding was not an appropriate

time to brag about the size of his anatomy.

Picture perfect

What could have been an emotional disaster for a young bride

in Harbour Pointe, Washington, developed into a picture-perfect

wedding day that created memories she will cherish for a lifetime.

Stephannie Stumpf admitted to being a “photo fanatic” who

wanted to document every moment of her wedding day 24 years

ago. The image she envisioned suddenly went out of focus two

days prior to the wedding when the groom’s father suffered a

heart attack that left him in the hospital when the couple were

scheduled to exchange their vows.

To guarantee a picture-perfect day, Stephannie got on the phone

with the hospital and received special permission to take her

wedding photos at the hospital with the entire wedding party,

including her father-in-law dressed in his tuxedo.

“So, our wedding party and the photographer drove to the

hospital before our wedding to take the formal photos,” she

remembered lovingly. “I will forever be grateful that we had that

chance.”

Everybody has a wedding story, and there is still time to add

your story to “Notorious Nuptials.” Please send your funny,

heartwarming or romantic contributions to da@dajournalist.com.

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in Mukilteo, Washington.

He was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the toxic

waste crisis in California and is the author of four non-fiction

books that document colorful people and periods in local history.

He can be reached at da@dajournalist.com.

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By Jillian Chandler

The Tacoma Ocean Fest returns to Foss Waterway Sunday, June 6. This free one-day festival on Tacoma’s waterfront brings together arts,

sciences and water play to celebrate our ocean, tell about its threats and inspire us all to protect it.

Held 10am to 5pm, enjoy interactive art, music, dance, eco-booths, hands-on science, OceanX talks and so much more! But the fun and

education does not stop there!

Throughout the entire month of June, don’t miss the opportunity to join others in the community on the Ocean Story Trail June 3 through

30; at one of the Marine Biologist Beachwalks, taking place June 12 and 13 from 1 to 2pm at Titlow Beach; at the Ocean Film Fest, held June

16 through 18, 7 to 9pm each night, at The Grand Cinema; Stream Cleanups on June 19 and 26 from 9am to 1pm; and the Trashoctopus each

weekend during the month.

The month-long celebration kicks off June 4 with its Lantern Paddle, followed by a Beach Cleanup June 5.

This month, enjoy the various opportunities to help in celebrating, protecting and learning about our ocean. Don’t miss Tacoma Ocean Fest

2021. For additional details, visit TacomaOceanFest.org. As Monday, June 8, marks World Ocean Day, take this opportunity to give back to

protecting our waters.

Celebrate. Learn. Protect.

Please note: For the health and safety of all those in attendance, it is important to follow all of Washington state’s current COVID-19 guidelines.

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event in the state of Washington, Sound to Narrows supports healthy

children and families in the community through MultiCare’s Center

for Health Equity and Wellness. This year, participants of all ages are

encouraged to run or walk the race. Choose from the 12k or 5k, Fit

for Sound to Narrows 2k (School Program), 2k Junior Shuffle (Kids

Run) and Diaper Dash (for those 4 years and younger). Additional

information for this year’s virtual race, along with links to register,

can be found online at SoundtoNarrows.org. With a commitment to

promoting health and friendly competition, Sound to Narrows race

officials look forward to seeing racers at the start line for their 50th

anniversary in 2022.

LEMAY MOTORCYCLE DAYS

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Dad over Father’s Day weekend?

Then you won’t want to miss the LeMay Motorcycle Days, as the twowheeled

machines take over the LeMay Collections at Marymount on

Saturday, June 19, from 9am to 5pm! Admission is just $10 per person,

$5 for kids (ages 6 to 17), and free for LCM Members and children 5

and younger for a day of vintage and modern motorcycle exhibits, stunt

team performance and skill trials, field events and National American

Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (HRMA) trials. As guests are

bound to work up an appetite from all of the excitement, food trucks

will be onsite, along with a beer garden and a variety of vendors. Tickets

will be available at the gate on the day of the show. Find out more online

at LeMayMarymount.org.

GRIT CITY TO GO!

Tacoma Farmers Market invites the community to participate in their

second annual Grit City to Go!, a unique dining experience utilizing

all things local from the food to the chefs—and the experience! Each

standard meal serves four people and comes with a complimentary

bouquet of market flowers. Select the “premiere” package to add

dessert and signature cocktail (or beer). Jan Parker Cookery will be

dishing up fresh and distinct Filipino food, featuring Roasted Pork

Sisig (or Grilled Mushrooms and Seasonal Vegetables for vegetarians),

Farm Fresh Greens, Seasonal Farm Vegetables, House-Made Pandesal

Rolls and more. The premiere option includes the Olive Oil Cake with

Mango and Coconut Coulis, Fresh Strawberries from the market, and

some incredible cocktails. The Standard Package is priced $200, while

the Premiere Package is $250. Purchase your meal online today at

TacomaFarmersMarket.com/grit-city-to-go. While you’re at it, check

out the upcoming Grit City to Go! dates and meals (August 14 and

October 3).

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

as planned. Due to the current health crisis, there is the possibility that event

schedules may change or events canceled completely. Be sure to visit event

websites to stay up to date with current information.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 small avocado or half medium

1 tbsp. hemp or olive oil

1/8 tsp. Himalayan salt

1/2 cup celery, diced

1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup broccoli slaw mix (broccoli and carrot)

1/2 cup Daikon radish, grated

1/2 cup golden beet, grated

1/2 cup microgreens

2 tbsp. mixed raw seeds (pumpkin, hemp and sunflower)

pepper to taste

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• In a medium-sized bowl, mash avocado with oil and salt using a fork.

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WASHINGTON’S CASCADE LOOP

THE ULTIMATE SUMMER ROAD TRIP, PART II

BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

Part II of the Ultimate Summer Road Trip begins by heading through farmlands toward the jagged peaks of

the Cascade Mountains, where you will make your first of two crossings. Highway 2 follows the Skykomish

River in an area known as the Stevens Pass Greenway, which is a National Scenic Byway as well. This drive

passes through the charming small towns of Sultan, Gold Bar, Index and Skykomish, each with its own local

flair. A must stop for coffee is the cute Espresso Chalet, which is the home of Harry, the endearing sasquatch from the

movie “Harry and the Hendersons.”

Other must stops include Wallace Falls State Park and a hike to Bridal Veil Falls. Once you are past Skykomish the road

begins to narrow and climb up to Stevens Pass with its incredible views. There are stunning overlooks and picnic areas

on the river throughout this drive, so plan to take lunch with you to enjoy some time outdoors. After crossing Stevens

Pass continue along Highway 2 through the stunning Tumwater Canyon to Leavenworth.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a cute Bavarian-themed town, which will make you feel like you are in Germany or an Alpine village.

There is so much to see and do in town. Try some German food or pop into one of the many tasting rooms for local

wine or cider. With a main street closed to traffic, it is a wonderfully walkable town. Schocolat offers handcrafted

Belgian chocolates that are a luxurious taste not to be missed.

The Leavenworth Reindeer Farm is a fascinating place to learn about Caribou as well as the opportunity to feed them.

Leavenworth is also known for all of its outdoor recreation. Enjoy a tube float on the Wenatchee River or hike on more

than 800 miles of trails.

Plan to stay the night here at the Icicle Village Resort and Spa. It is close enough to walk to everything in town but away

from all the noise. The onsite restaurant JJ Hills Fresh Grill has some Bavarian favorites as well as a Northwest-themed

menu. The outdoor patio has great views of the Cascade Mountains.

Wenatchee

Wenatchee sits at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. Visit the downtown National Historic District

with plenty of boutiques, galleries and restaurants. The Pybus Public Market is located on the Columbia riverfront.

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Rent bikes at the market and cruise the 25-mile paved loop that circles the

river and crosses two bridges for a beautifully scenic ride. Head into the market

for local farm goods, artisanal foods, restaurants and shops. Select some

refreshments and either dine in or pick up a picnic to enjoy in the Wenatchee

Riverfront Park.

Chelan

Lake Chelan is a popular summer vacation destination for Western

Washingtonians looking for summer sun. The stunning lake is surrounded by

orchards and vineyards. In recent years, the area has become known for wine

as well. The Lake Chelan AVA is known for its unique terroir due to ice age

glaciers and the “lake effect,” which creates mild temperatures with a longer

growing season. There are more than 30 wineries and tasting rooms.

For a unique adventure take the Lady of the Lake ferry from Chelan to Stehekin.

This darling hamlet can only be reached by boat, helicopter or hiking. It makes

a perfect day trip, or you can stay overnight. There are a lot of hikes, including

the lovely Rainbow Falls. No trip here is complete without a stop at the Stehekin

Pastry Company with its wide selection of delectable treats and breakfast or

lunch offerings. They even have a cabin for rent.

Beebe Springs Nature Area

As you leave Chelan make sure to stop at the Beebe Springs Nature Area just

north of the Beebe Bridge. The park overlooks the Columbia River and has 2

miles of ADA-accessible trails that weave around the marshy area where Beebe

Creek flows into the Columbia River. The park is adorned with metal sculptures

created by artist Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, a member of the Lakes Band of

the Colville Confederated Tribes. Dominating the park is his 3D sculpture of

“The Chief ” on horseback with a feathered headdress hoisting aloft a Columbia

River salmon over his head. Also look for the “Root Diggers.” His work can be

found throughout the Cascade Loop.

Methow Valley

Before turning on Highway 153 and starting the climb over the North Cascades,

stop at the little town of Pateros. There is a cute riverfront park with incredible

views. You’ll want to see the art installation by Marchand, commemorating the

Native peoples who originally lived on this land. Pateros is a good spot to gas

up and stock up on snacks.

Once you turn onto Highway 153 you will see the Cascade Mountains in the

distance. The terrain will gradually change from high desert hills to wooded

areas filled with Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The first stop is the quaint

artist community of Twisp. Over 100 artists call the Methow Valley home, and

you can see some of their work in the art galleries of Twisp. You’ll also find

live music, theater and maybe even a poetry reading on a street corner. When

you head into town you will see the campus of TwispWorks, which helps local

businesses get established. Stop at their Methow Valley Goods store and shop

over 70 artists, makers, producers and creatives.

The faux western town of Winthrop is very well done. With its wooden

boardwalks you really feel like you are in the Wild West. Spend some time

exploring the town. To add to the western experience, book a horseback ride

or go tubing on the Methow River. Downtown offers a variety of restaurants,

shops and breweries. If you want to support a hyper local, make a visit to the

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Old Schoolhouse Brewery. The beer is made using unfiltered North Cascades water and local hops. Local ranches supply lamb and beef for

their burgers, while all dressings and sauces are made in house. The patio beer garden overlooking the river is the perfect place to enjoy this

bounty. Before you leave town visit the Homestream Park, which also has sculptures by Marchand on an interpretive trail.

North Cascade National Park

The route takes you through Mazama before climbing into the North Cascades. The Cascade Loop Travel Guide recommends the eastern

approach to Washington Pass for its superior views. This portion of Highway 20 is known as the North Cascades Scenic Highway. It traverses

the North Cascades National Park. You will be surrounded by glaciers (there are more than 300 in the park), jagged mountain peaks

with several above 9,000 feet in elevation. Keep your eyes peeled for mountain lakes and waterfalls. Ross and Diablo look stunning, as

their turquoise-colored water stands out among the forested mountains. The North Cascades National Park Visitor Center is located near

Newhalem, where you can get information from park rangers about local conditions, trails and viewpoints. This park is one of the less visited

in the National Park System where you can enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery of a Glacier National Park but without all the crowds.

Skagit Valley

Heading down from the mountains you will pass through the darling towns of Marblemount and Concrete. The terrain will now turn into

rolling hills before you begin to see the acres of farmland that span the Skagit Valley, where you will finish your trip.

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