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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
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
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

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