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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
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