Tacoma Daily Index Top Stories — August 2015

Here are the top five stories read by visitors to the Tacoma Daily Index‘s Web site during the month of August, according to Google Analytics.

1. Art Chantry Speaks: The graphic design luminary on Tacoma, his new book, and why he’s no artist (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 11, 2015) — An interview with Tacoma resident Art Chantry, who has written an irreverent history of graphic design.

Art Chantry Speaks: The graphic design luminary on Tacoma, his new book, and why he's no artist (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Art Chantry Speaks: The graphic design luminary on Tacoma, his new book, and why he’s no artist (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

2. Mead House: A Proctor area home moves closer to landmark status (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 20, 2015) — The Mead House, a single-family home dating back more than 100 years and located near Tacoma’s Proctor District, may soon be added to the City of Tacoma’s Register of Historic Places.

Mead House: A Proctor area home moves closer to landmark status (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Mead House: A Proctor area home moves closer to landmark status (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

3. Tacoma seeks artists for Lincoln Neighborhood Revitalization Project (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 3, 2015) — The City of Tacoma has issued a call to artists for a $210,000 commission to create permanent public artworks that will act as gateways to the Lincoln Business District.

Tacoma seeks artists for Lincoln Neighborhood Revitalization Project (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Tacoma seeks artists for Lincoln Neighborhood Revitalization Project (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

4. Vancouver Notch: Mount Rainier foothills could soon honor the late explorer (Tacoma Daily Index, July 31, 2015) — A Pierce County resident wants to formally name a feature of the Mount Rainier foothills after Captain George Vancouver.

Vancouver Notch: Mount Rainier foothills could soon honor the late explorer (PHOTO BY TERRY RISHEL / COURTESY BARBARA REID)

Vancouver Notch: Mount Rainier foothills could soon honor the late explorer (PHOTO BY TERRY RISHEL / COURTESY BARBARA REID)

5. Downtown To Defiance: Tacoma waterfront streets to be car-free for cyclists, pedestrians (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 19, 2015) — Runners, walkers, and cyclists are invited to enjoy almost seven miles of the beautiful Tacoma waterfront clear of traffic during the Third Annual Downtown To Defiance Sunday Parkways event in September.

Downtown To Defiance: Tacoma waterfront streets to be car-free for cyclists, pedestrians (IMAGE COURTESY METRO PARKS TACOMA)

Downtown To Defiance: Tacoma waterfront streets to be car-free for cyclists, pedestrians (IMAGE COURTESY METRO PARKS TACOMA)

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Todd Matthews is editor of the Tacoma Daily Index, an award-winning journalist, and the author of several books. His journalism is collected online at wahmee.com.