Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Let's Give Back

Sherri is living on borrowed time. Doctors told her decades ago that the scleoderma and its many complications would take her soon.  That’s when she signed over her house over to her longtime live-in boyfriend, Jim. She wanted to ensure he could stay in their home after she died.

But Sherri’s got spunk. She’s outlasted all the predictions with grace and humor despite constant challenge. When Jim died unexpectedly two years ago, Sherri was shocked to discover that Jim had secretly mortgaged their home, leaving her with payments she cannot make.

In a few months Sherri will beg a judge to let her live out her remaining days in her home. Her body is giving out on her and she won’t be around too much longer. She is in kidney failure, severely anemic, her lungs are giving out – it’s a wonder she’s still here.

Everyone who knows this woman knows she lives and breathes Seahawks. But she’s never been to a game. She is a beloved neighbor who has given much to our little community over the last forty-plus years. She singlehandedly raised money buy American flags for our main street. She was an active member of the Firefighters Auxiliary. She’s outspoken, kind and living on a very limited income.

I want to invite anyone (Seahawk player or organization, season ticketholder, anyone) to help us get Sherri and an assistant to the next playoff game – or any game.  She deserves this. We can’t make it happen on our own. Help us give back to a lady who has given so much.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa Visits Tomorrow

To get the holiday juices flowing just scroll through the pictures of the Ruston tree lighting party below. Then grab the kids when you hear the fire engine sirens in town tomorrow and head to town hall (5117 N. Winnifred). Santa will visit from 11am til 1pm. Bring the wish list and camera!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mio Sushi Planned At Point Ruston

Media Contacts:

Point Ruston, LLC
Mike Cohen – Manager

Point Ruston Announces Next Restaurant – Award-Winning Mio Sushi

Tacoma, Wash. – December 10, 2014 – Point Ruston (, the Northwest’s newest waterfront neighborhood, announces that Mio Sushi (, a full-service Japanese restaurant, will open its newest location immediately adjacent to the nine-screen Century Theatres. Along with WildFin American Grill, Mio Sushi is planning a Grand Opening in Spring 2015 to coincide with the opening of the Century Theatres.

Mio Sushi at Point Ruston will offer patrons a menu that combines classic and creative fusion dishes that reflect the local flavors and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. The menu will feature a variety of fresh hand-pressed Nigiri, premium custom-designed rolls, and the classic rolls that we all love. Customers will also have the opportunity to make their own customized rolls by choosing from an assortment of fresh ingredients.

"We at Mio Sushi are beyond excited to bring our customer-centric restaurant to the waterfront neighborhood at Point Ruston," says Sonny Kim, Owner of Mio Sushi. "Our customers visit us for the exceptional value we offer making Mio Sushi our customer’s Japanese restaurant of choice, time and again. It is our honor to invite you to explore our extensive menu of traditional and well-crafted fusion dishes that are sure to please kids, sushi novices and experts alike," he added.

"Mio Sushi is a fantastic addition to the diverse restaurant offerings that will make Point Ruston the preferred dining and entertainment destination in the region," stated Mike Cohen, Managing Partner of Point Ruston LLC. "At Point Ruston our patrons will enjoy the convenience of a one-stop dining, entertainment, and shopping experience, all within our beautiful waterfront location. We can’t wait for Mio Sushi to open!”

About Point Ruston, LLC
Currently under construction along nearly one mile of Puget Sound waterfront in Tacoma, Wash., Point Ruston is a new, waterfront resort-inspired village with panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier. Point Ruston’s entertainment, dining, and shopping district will include 75+ street-level shops and restaurants including the nine-screen luxury Century Theatres, a specialty grocer, and a four-star, full service Silver Cloud Hotel. The centerpiece of the Waterwalk, the Grand Plaza at Point Ruston, will become the South Sound’s new gathering place with scenic views of maritime activity on beautiful Commencement Bay, outdoor concerts in the summer, and ice skating during the holidays. Point Ruston will be a place to experience the best of what the Pacific NW lifestyle has to offer. For more information visit:

Girl's Night Out - Blue Octopus

 The Blue Octopus
Local artist Kerry Cole and her friends have set up shop in Ruston. The Blue Octopus occupies the former liquor store at 5013 N. Pearl. Kerry was the first in Tacoma to offer a wine tasting + painting party and she has perfected the process at her Ruston gallery. In addition to the painting parties, she offers fine art for sale. For added fun, Kerry wanted let the neighborhood know the following:

We're having one of our quarterly girls night out celebrations this Friday from 6-9. There is no painting, but an $8 ticket gets you all access to exclusive vendors, food, drink, door prizes, swag bags to the first 20 in the door, gifts with purchase and generally a lot of fun. Would love to have you there...

I have great new merchandise for gift giving and home decor. This link is the newsletter evite for the event.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Goldfish Tavern To Reopen

The successful Kick Starter campaign means the Goldfish will reopen as the Defiant Goldfish soon. One of the new owners published the following letter of thanks.There is still time to contribute until 5pm today!

Hello To The 325 Coolest People I want To Get To Know!

The Kickstarter Campaign is winding down to it's conclusion. We are a couple thousand past our goal, and it is all because of you. Seriously, think about that. If you are reading this e-mail, you are one of the 325 people that are 100% responsible for the re-opening of our wonderful watering hole, The Goldfish Tavern. Yes, it will have a different name, but we are aiming to make it just as special to you as it ever was.

I have tried to make it clear to all of you, that we will go out of our way to show our appreciation to you, for a long time to come. Any event we ever have EVER, the 325 of you will have the first chance to take part in, make reservations for, or get first dibs in, whatever this bar does, till the end of time. You have earned this.

If we have any sort of New Years Eve function, Superbowl Party, or Valentines Dinner, you will be the ones who get the first chance to be there, before we open any options to the General Public. As far as I am concerned, this is a private club with 325 members currently, and we let other folks come in and try us out to help pay the bills. This is how YOU will be treated. (Don't get me wrong, we will treat new folks very very very well, but you will be able to see a difference). 

The fundraiser ends today at 5:00 pm. Yes we are trying to raise as much more money between now and then as possible. Yes, we are adding cool new options all day today. No, I am not asking for more from you. I am saying Thank You. I owe you Corey owes you. The other people that will get to enjoy the fruits of your contributions owe you. All of Tacoma owes you.

All I can do for now is say thanks. I will spend the rest of my working career paying you back for your generosity. You are appreciated. I can't wait to get to know all of you.

Forever in your debt,

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tree Lighting Saturday


Ruston's annual Christmas tree lighting will be this Saturday, December 6th at 5:30pm. Join us and Santa for music, refreshments and holiday joy at town center (N. 51st and Winnifred).