Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sister City Film Festival sells out, gets rave reviews

The 8th annual, 10-week long International Film Festival held at the Blue Mouse Theater every Thursday night has sold out!

“I am from San Francisco – this was the best $10 I have ever spent in all my 44 years on this earth.” - Kitakyushu film night patron

Each week during the festival, one of Tacoma’s Sister Cities features a film that was produced in that particular country, and to add to the festive nature of each week’s film presentation, an authentic cultural presentation from the country starts off each night.

Monday, February 8, 2010

McKinley neighborhood to be featured as best place to buy an old house

The McKinley Hill neighborhood will be featured in an upcoming issue of the This Old House magazine’s “The Best Places to Buy an Old House."

The qualities which distinguish McKinley Hill as a neighborhood to be considered lie in its location, the relatively low price of entry into the housing market for first time buyers and investors, the vistas from the perimeter and knolls of the hill, and a support for preservation of historic structures through advocacy groups like Historic Tacoma, its neighborhood council and at the community level with financial incentives for rehabilitation and restoration.