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Celebrating Military Service Parade on Aug. 16

Celebrating Military Service Parade on Aug. 16

– Second Annual Downtown Tacoma Event Presented by The Daffodil Festival and the City of Tacoma – Preparations are underway as The Daffodil Festival partners with the City of Tacoma to pay tribute to Pierce County’s sizeable active duty and retired military population. Together, they will host the second annual Celebrating Military Service Parade in downtown Tacoma on the evening […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Cutting the Visual Clutter on Tacoma’s Streets

Signs posted in the public right of way or on bridges could cost the sign’s owner $250. That’s because signs stapled or taped to utility poles, street lights, traffic signs or public structures are a violation of the Tacoma Municipal Code and Washington State Law.The City of Tacoma’s code compliance enforcement staff removes signs posted illegally when they see them […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Local
You Think You Know Tacoma?

You Think You Know Tacoma?

Test your historic trivia knowledge on August 8 The City of Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission and Tacoma Historical Society are hosting a history of Tacoma free trivia night at The Forum, 815 Pacific Avenue, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 8. Participants can test their knowledge of local legends and lore or learn Tacoma facts and figures to impress […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

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