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Election Anxiety Is Real — Here’s How To Wait It Out

No matter which candidate you’re rooting for, this election has caused a lot of stress. As we wait for votes to be counted, we’ve come up with a great list of ways to keep yourself occupied. Pick up a book, watch a TV show, or take on a puzzle here.

Hit These Moonlit Trails and Stargazing Stops

Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Why not explore more of Washington’s beauty in the moonlight? Grab a heavy jacket, snacks, and a couple of friends, and experience trails and scenic viewpoints at night. Read about some of our favorite nighttime hikes here.

PATH Program Breaks the Cycle of Homelessness for Mom and Baby

The MultiCare Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program seeks to help people experiencing homelessness by addressing the root cause for each family or individual. Read about how the PATH program helped Deanna and her baby, Lily, get services and resources needed to have a better life.

Pierce County Restaurant Rally Provides Relief for Restaurant Industry

Local restaurants have been hard by this pandemic. To ensure jobs and restaurants are still here after the pandemic, Pierce County has partnered up with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Washington Hospitality Association, and Travel Tacoma — Mount Rainier Tourism and Sports for the new Restaurant Rally program. By ordering through one of the 200 participating restaurants, we can help them stay afloat. Learn more here.

Let’s Plan for Spring Now

Is it too early to start thinking about spring? Probably so, since winter hasn’t gotten here yet, but why not look forward? Let’s get 2020 behind us. Gardening in the South Sound has been a grasp at sanity this year for a lot of us. Podcasts, audiobooks, and garden reading kept the gardening spirit alive. Nothing can replace planning and playing in the dirt. Here’s how to get your gardening fix as the year comes to a close.