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Benaroya Art Collection Coming to Tacoma Art Museum

The City of Tacoma is pleased to welcome the Benaroya collection to Tacoma Art Museum. The collection was carefully assembled by Becky Benaroya and her late husband Jack Benaroya during their 70 years of marriage. It includes 225 pieces from local Northwest painters, studio glass artists and sculptors. “The Benaroya collection will be a wonderful addition to TAM and confirms […]

by · January 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Monday Mixer on Feb. 1 Focuses on Adaptive Reuse and Creative Spaces in Tacoma

The City of Tacoma’s next Monday Mixer networking event at 1120 Creative House (1120 Pacific Ave., 2nd Floor) on Feb. 1, from 5 – 6:30 p.m., will unveil a new City of Tacoma ordinance supporting work/live development, and highlight current projects being built. Developers and artists will discuss how work/live developments will support a growing creative sector while providing ground […]

by · January 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Tacoma Selected To Participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ ‘What Works Cities’ Initiative — Tacoma is Now One of 21 American Cities Participating in Nation’s Most Comprehensive Initiative to Help City Halls Use Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives —

On December 10th, Mayor Marilyn Strickland announced that Tacoma has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Work Cities” – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Launched in April 2015, the $42 million initiative is already providing support to city halls in eight cities and will admit […]

by · December 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Local

City of Tacoma to Open Cold Weather Young Adult Shelter

The City of Tacoma, in partnership with Pierce County Community Youth Services will open a Cold Weather Young Adult Shelter on Dec. 14. The shelter will operate seven days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. through March 31, 2016 at the Beacon Senior Center to provide young adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness a safer alternative […]

by · December 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Local
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