True Grit: An Art Benefit Show

True Grit: An Art Benefit Show

As presented by Tacoma Poet Laureate, Cathy Nguyen, and Associated Ministries intake specialist, Raphael Hartman, you are invited to True Grit, a dynamic evening of art and conversation on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 PM at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue. True Grit is an art benefit show that will capture the stories of six youth from […]

by · November 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Local

HOME Canvassing Initiative will Launch in November

In October, 68 Tacoma homes were scheduled for foreclosure auction. Foreclosures are still a reality for many homeowners in Tacoma. To help educate homeowners and tenants about resources and how to access them to avoid foreclosure, the City of Tacoma has partnered with Seattle University School of Law’s Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project to launch a canvassing effort HOME – […]

by · November 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Local

Gradually Raising the Minimum Wage in Tacoma the Clear Choice of Voters

Tacoma’s voters made their voices heard on minimum wage — and they did so in fairly overwhelming fashion. Not so much on whether the wage floor in the city should be raised, though the outcome was clear there: 59 percent of voters agreed that Tacoma’s minimum wage should be raised to either $12 or $15. But as for which option […]

by · November 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Local
Second Annual Holiday Heritage Swing Dance ‘Hollywood by the Sea’ Nov. 13

Second Annual Holiday Heritage Swing Dance ‘Hollywood by the Sea’ Nov. 13

The public is invited to “Hollywood by the Sea,” the second annual Holiday Heritage Swing Dance presented by the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission and City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 – 9 p.m. at Titlow Lodge (8425 6th Ave). The event will feature the Pierce County Community Big Band, a swing dance demonstration by […]

by · November 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Local
Tacoma Fire Department Hosts CPR Sunday Oct. 11

Tacoma Fire Department Hosts CPR Sunday Oct. 11

CPR Sunday, an annual community event offered free–of–charge to anyone interested in learning basic lifesaving skills, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 11. While learning the fundamentals of CPR, participants will be given an opportunity to practice on CPR manikins and learn how to use automated external defibrillator (AED) devices. Participants can also expect: More than 50 certified Basic Life […]

by · October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Local

Artwork by Tacoma Artist Ed Kroupa to be Dedicated Oct. 15 Along Thea Foss Esplanade

“Floating Life Forms” – new artwork by Tacoma artist Ed Kroupa – will be dedicated on Oct. 15, from 5-6 p.m., on the Thea Foss Esplanade (1515 Dock St. behind the Esplanade Condos). The artwork, a series of six bronze spheres depicting stylized, intertwined lifeforms native to the Puget Sound, including octopus, harbor seals and sea stars, was commissioned by […]

by · October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Three Design Teams Captured Top Awards in First ‘Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge’

On Thursday, March 5, three teams received top honors for their innovative visions in the first-ever ‘Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge.’  During this sold-out finals event, held at the University of Washington Tacoma,finalist teams presented to fellow competitors, spectators and a panel of judges consisting of local leaders in the field of sustainable development. Capturing the award for green roadway design, […]

by · March 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

‘Laureate Listening Project’ Online Audio Anthology Launches

The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo are proud to announce the launch of the Laureate Listening Project. In this interactive online audio anthology, community members from Tacoma and greater Pierce County reflect on the importance of a particular place in their own life through poetry. Audio recordings of these poems, centered on the “spirit of place” […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News
City of Tacoma Launches Bicycle and Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

City of Tacoma Launches Bicycle and Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is launching a new pedestrian and bicycle awareness campaign. “This Lane is Your Lane, This Lane is My Lane” will help all road users understand the rights and responsibilities that come with having access to the right of way. This campaign will also serve to help clarify new facilities, including […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

South Sound Sustainability Expo set for March 7

The public is invited to participate in the eighth annual South Sound Sustainability Expo on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway in Tacoma.) This free event allows participants to discover services and products from over 90 companies and nonprofits that address sustainability needs in the local community. […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News