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Tacoma Poet Laureate Launches New Project

Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo has partnered with the City of Tacoma and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to launch the Laureate Listening Project, an interactive audio anthology website where recorded oral poetry from members of the region will be mapped to provide a permanent record of the lives, ideas, concerns, and celebrations of a diverse community through the vehicle […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
City of Tacoma and Community Partners Collect Shoes for Domestic Violence Awareness Event

City of Tacoma and Community Partners Collect Shoes for Domestic Violence Awareness Event

The City of Tacoma is partnering with local nonprofit organizations to collect gently worn shoes now through the beginning of August in preparation for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month event COURAGE: A Step in the Right Direction.The donated shoes will be redistributed to people who want to participate in decorating and submitting a shoe that represents the theme – “A Step in […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Local

Tacoma Residents of All Ages Invited to Attend Community Visioning Event at Convention Center on July 30

Featuring a youth summit and a kids’ play area – because you’re never too young to get involved and be engaged in the civic process – “Tacoma 2025” is a community visioning event for anyone and everyone interested in sharing their ideas for how Tacoma could grow over the next decade.There is no charge to attend or participate in any part […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Beat the Heat With City Cooling Centers

Beat the Heat With City Cooling Centers

With temperatures expected to reach into the 90’s the next several days, the City advises residents to take extra precautions to prevent heat-related injuries. Cooling centers will open at City libraries and other public facilities to provide individuals protection from heat. For a complete listing of library locations and hours of operation, visit tacomapubliclibrary.org.Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Art on the Ave – Sunday July 13th

Art on the Ave – Sunday July 13th

July 13, 2014 | 6th Avenue Business District’s Annual Art on the Ave Festival stands out among the many festivals in Tacoma because it’s the chosen playground of the fresh vibrant art and music scene of Tacoma. Truly an all inclusive event, Art on the Ave festival is attended every year by multiple generations of music and art lovers. Art on the […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Tacoma Fire Department Advances to Semi-Finals in Good Morning America’s “5 Alarm Firefighter Challenge” — Community Invited to Vote in Support of Tacoma’s Video July 10 –

The Tacoma Fire Department is a semi-finalist in Good Morning America’s “5 Alarm Firefighter Challenge”, a contest open to all fire departments across the country featuring professional or volunteer firefighters performing their own lip synched renditions of the song “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities. Two videos will be highlighted each day on Good Morning America through July 11. Tacoma’s video will […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
City of Tacoma Observes Independence Day on July 4

City of Tacoma Observes Independence Day on July 4

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.The City’s landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will close on Friday, July 4, and reopen on Saturday, July 5. The facility’s normal […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Commission to Recognize Distinctive Contributions to the Arts in Tacoma

Nominations for the 2014 AMOCAT Arts Awards are due by Aug. 1 to the Tacoma Arts Commission. An online nomination form is available.“Tacoma is home to an amazing group of arts supporters – people, organizations and patrons who invest their energy and passion into improving our community through the arts,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “The AMOCAT Arts Awards help recognize and […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma East 11th Street Bridge Closure

Tacoma East 11th Street Bridge Closure

The City of Tacoma is closing the East 11th Street Bridge spanning the Puyallup River and attached viaduct through the Port of Tacoma area, to all uses. The bridge, built in 1911, has been monitored, as are all bridges, since the City took possession from the State in 1995. Deterioration to joints, beams and trusses has progressed slowly but steadily and […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Second Episode of Urban Green Features Bicycles, Business and Local Food

  In TV Tacoma’s second edition of Urban Green, host Diane Wiatr interviews internationally known business sustainability expert L. Hunter Lovins. Lovins shares the benefits of sustainable business, steps to getting there and how customers can make a difference.Wiatr, from the City’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability, also interviews local small business owner Christie Qualey of Reciprocity Foods, who […]

by · June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News