He struck out at baseball but not at acting


He struck out at baseball but not at acting

You’ve seen him in movies, TV shows and commercials, and maybe even a baseball uniform. Now meet Casey Sander, who ‘went and did it’–first in a heartbreaking try at professional baseball, and then a dramatic, life-altering change in plans that led to nothing but success and acclaim as an actor. And to this day, he cherishes the Tacoma roots that helped him make it.

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Campaign benefits King County seniors

Aegis Living, whose assisted-living and memory-care communities in three states include 23 in King County, is part of a campaign to help the county’s homeless and homebound seniors. The company and the Clark Family Foundation, headed by Dwayne Clark, founder and chief executive officer of Aegis Living, have launched Seattle Seniors Strong. The $100,000 community-match

Study: Washington’s a pretty cheap place to live

What consumers spend to buy everyday items has risen 2 percent in the past year. With incomes not keeping pace, Americans need to be more careful than ever choosing where they live. And here’s some good news for Washingtonians: Your state is one of the easiest on the pocketbook. TheSeniorList.org, an online source of consumer

COMMENTARY: Candidates must heed priorities of 50-plus voters COMMENTARY: Candidates must heed priorities of 50-plus voters

As voters prepare to cast their ballots in the November election, AARP is committed to helping older Americans exercise their right to vote safely while holding candidates accountable on key issues. In August, AARP launched Protect Voters 50+, which demands action from politicians to ensure that 50-plus-year-olds – from working parents to family caregivers to

Medicare decisions and impacts explained in free workshops

Medicare beneficiaries are faced with a wide range of options, many of them confusing. There are two basic options – Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage – and dozens of additional choices within each path. Knowing the differences and how to choose can save people hundreds or thousands of dollars each year, which is why “Medicare


I don’t see myself as old, but the stopwatch does I don’t see myself as old, but the stopwatch does

All summer, I enjoy cherries and peaches—the luscious summer fruits, which dribble juice on our chins, necks and fingertips. Peaches and cherries are pricey, even when they’re in season—costing more than apples or even the lovely clementines that we get in winter. I treat myself to lots of cherries and peaches. Because I’m old. Actually,


Mobile market gets around with free food Mobile market gets around with free food

The Tacoma Farmers Market spent this summer giving free food to people who need it, and not just in Tacoma. With the financial support of nearly a quarter-million dollars from the federal government, the Fresh Express Mobile Market visited three locations each week—Fridays at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center on South Tacoma Way and the


Mount Rainier still open during winter rampup Mount Rainier still open during winter rampup

As leaves turn color and fall settles in at Mount Rainier National Park, facilities there have begun the extended process of winterizing. For now, most areas of the park are still accessible by road. Information on how much longer the roads to Paradise and Sunrise or Stevens Canyon Road will be open, when campgrounds and

Health & Fitness

You have breast cancer, but you’re not alone or defeated

Let’s start at the beginning. If you’re like most breast cancer patients, you’ve had a mammogram or other diagnostic test that revealed something was amiss. Those tests were likely followed by a breast biopsy and the news you never wanted to hear. And, it sucks. There, I said it. It sucks. It’s completely okay to

Personal Finance/Business

Social Security changes: What to know

For individuals who are preparing to start or already receiving their Social Security benefits, current and future changes may impact their retirement plans.  For some advance knowledge and tips that might save thousands of dollars, a free online workshop will be presented Oct. 26 by the Social Security Administration and Pierce County Aging and Disability