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Free Maritime Heritage Charter Tours this Saturday

Visitors are invited to ride the Island Lady and learn about Tacoma’s maritime heritage on a free charter tour this coming Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept 21. The tours, part of Maritime Fest’s activities, will begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Tickets are limited and available 30 minutes prior to each departure at the […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma’s Metal-Urge Galvanizes Regional Arts Community

Tacoma’s Metal-Urge Galvanizes Regional Arts Community

Metal-Urge, a citywide celebration of metal arts, explores the many ways that artists push this versatile and diverse medium. From Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 31 Tacoma venues will feature metal-themed exhibits, workshops, lectures, festivals and more. “Metal-Urge really embraces the many ways that metal is used as an art form, from sculpture and jewelry to cars and brass musical instruments,” […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma Celebrates Arts and Culture in October

Tacoma Celebrates Arts and Culture in October

October 2014 marks the 13th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes hundreds of community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages taking place every day throughout the month. Programming includes music, theater and dance performances; visual art exhibits; film screenings; literary readings; lectures; cultural events; and workshops. All events […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma Arts Commission Announces 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award Winners

Tacoma Arts Commission Announces 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award Winners

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s AMOCAT Arts Award winners: ArtsFund (Arts Patron), Asia Pacific Cultural Center (Community Outreach by an Organization), and Jessica Spring (Community Outreach by an Individual). The AMOCAT Arts Awards honor those who provide distinctive contributions to the arts in Tacoma. • Arts Patron Award This award goes to ArtsFund for their work to strengthen the community […]

by · September 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

City of Tacoma Observes Labor Day on Sept. 1

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.The City’s landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will remain open on Monday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and scheduled […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Celebrate 13.1 Miles of Bikeways and Pedestrian Improvements Thursday, Sept. 4

Celebrate 13.1 Miles of Bikeways and Pedestrian Improvements Thursday, Sept. 4

What do 13.1 miles of bike and pedestrian improvements look like? They look like 58 new pedestrian ramps, 2 miles of bike lanes, 296 sharrows, five pedestrian islands and 15 improved intersection crossings. Yet, the real impact of these improvements, which span from South 96th Street and Park Avenue South, through downtown along Fawcett Avenue to North 26th and Stevens […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Rededication of ‘Children’s Bell’ Public Artwork on Aug. 28

Rededication of ‘Children’s Bell’ Public Artwork on Aug. 28

The public is invited to celebrate the reinstallation of “Children’s Bell” by Larry Anderson on Aug. 28, from 2 – 3 p.m., in the park at 3825 Ruston Way. Anderson will be present at this event, along with Council Member David Boe, representatives from Washington Partnerships for Action Voices for Empowerment (PAVE), and members of the Tacoma Arts Commission. The sculpture […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

“Make Your Mark” for Puget Sound Aug. 23

“Make your Mark” in the West End on Saturday, Aug. 23, by joining teams of volunteers in attaching  “No Dumping, Drains to Puget Sound” markers next to hundreds of storm drains in the Skyline Elementary School neighborhood. The fun happens from 9 AM to Noon, with free lunch to follow. “Not everyone knows that the water that flows down storm drains […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Costs to Park Downtown Shift Aug. 25

Those visiting downtown will now have an opportunity to take advantage of decreasing parking rates in some City garages. At the same time, you will notice a slight increase to the on-street meter rates.  Beginning Aug. 25, drivers will notice a decrease in parking rates at the City’s Park Tacoma Parking Garage (110 South 10th Street), Plaza North (923 Commerce […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Join Your Community in A National Night Out Against Crime

Join Your Community in A National Night Out Against Crime

Tonight is National Night Out, and Tacoma neighborhoods have planned community events throughout the city.The events are grassroots efforts to provide neighbors an opportunity to meet, share a meal and get to know one another. National Night Out is a worldwide event. Since it began in 1984, millions of people in thousands of communities around the United States and the […]

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News