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Exit133 is about Tacoma
It appears that the City of Tacoma is getting a little more creative in looking for funding sources around the Tacoma Dome - this week the City advertised for a contractor to develop, execute, and administer the process for naming rights, advertising sales, and sponsorships sales.
That’s right, you could soon be driving by the Weyerhauser Dome, Exit133 Dome, the State Farm Convention Center, or the [your name here] Dome ...Read more
Then last Friday the City released this:
Tacoma Seeks Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisors
The City of Tacoma Transportation
VeloFemmes: Tacoma women. Having fun. Riding bikes.
Sounds simple. Sounds fun. Sounds like a great way to spend your Thursday evening.
A group of Tacoma women is working to encourage more women to get out on two wheels - and they’re kicking off their effort with a free cycling celebration and bikeRead more
FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES
Ordinance No. 28152 Vacating the west 200 feet of the alley right-of-way lying south of Puyallup Avenue and east of East L Street for a commercial fueling facility. (Red Bull, LLC; File No. 124.1335) [Troy Stevens, Senior Real Estate Specialist;Read more
Join this sexual book club reading books that have been banned or challenged. June’s selection is The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, books available for purchase at King’s Books.Read more
Vivid: A Burst of Summer Color
A Summertime Bouquet of Songs
Classical vocalist Teresa Lin will be singing a summertime bouquet of 10 songs:
- Nature, the Gentlest Mother by Copland (text by Emily Dickinson, lots of great nature sounds in the piano)
- Gia il sole dal Gange by Scarlatti (in Italian,
Join us as we meet to discuss transit equity and what it means for you and your community’s future.Read more
Megan Sukys and Tad Monroe, co-producers of Tacoma’s real-life storytelling show, Drunken Telegraph, will share techniques and tips that can help you craft a stage-worthy story from memorable events of your life.
Megan Sukys draws on twelve years of radio experience with KUOW as a story producer asRead more
VeloFemmes are women who cycle and have fun doing it!
This free cycling celebration is open to all women – experienced cyclists, those who are new to cycling, and those who just wanted to get out on a bike with other women who ride. The festival will include bike maintenance support, commuterRead more
How about a free,Thursday night early show where you can enjoy some Tacoma Brewing Company beer and maybe even cry into them a little while you listen to Apartment Lights & Travis Barker?
Tunes start around 7pm, there’s always something special on tap and this is your last chance to catch Apartment
The presenters, each doing a short slide show:
Leonard Hill and Cathy Stevulak (Kantha Productions) share . . .Threads of Bangladesh
Steve and Kristi Nebel explore. . . Journey to Japan - Searching for Atomic Justice
Sallie Shawl presents . . .Israel/Palestine: The Writing on the Wall
The latest Spaceworks Tacoma Creative Enterprise is about to open its doors! Grit City GrindHouse will offer a diverse selection of skateboards, plus a fully functioning art production facility. The shop owners Taylor Woodruff & Robert Boyle and Spaceworks Tacoma invite you to the grand openingRead more
Could the benefits of transit-oriented development come from something other than the “transit?” As we look forward (perhaps very far forward) to the next iteration of the Link, can a focus on factors other than rail proximity create similarly desirable neighborhoods, and reduce dependence on cars?Read more at The Atlantic Cities
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an interesting project to consider in light of recent conversations around parking on Tacoma’s Prairie Line Trail and recurring guerrilla crosswalks and bike lanes.
Thanks to James for pointing us to this story.Read more at Streetfilms
RR Anderson contributes to the crosswalk conversation…Read more at Tacomic
If you use Pierce Transit to get around, you might want to be aware of some of the cuts that went into effect over the weekend.Read more at Pierce Transit
It says Seattle, but Tacoma gets attention too. Recent totem pole conversations make this discussion of local Salish art seem kind of timely.Read more at The Guardian: US
A second Kidical Mass in Tacoma happens this Saturday. Post Defiance gives a little background, and what to expect from the event with the slogan “Kids are traffic too.”Read more at Post Defiance
Tacoma’s Fab 5 group recently completed a $90,000 art commission for a Kent company. The multi-dimensional, two-story indoor mural that wraps around corners and over workstations. The design and implementation process sounds kind of fascinating…Read more at Spaceworks Tacoma
Tacoma, Wash. – An endangered clouded leopard cub will make his public debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Saturday morning.
The now 4-pound cub weighed just about half a pound when he was bornRead more
Help celebrate “Walk Tacoma Day” by joining Downtown On the Go and Mayor Marilyn Strickland on Walk Tacoma’s Museum Walk on Wednesday ...Read more
This Sunday, the Tacoma Farmer’s Market has got Father’s Day covered - fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts, and baked goods, along with free kite-making and a special deal on T-shirts for the fatherRead more
Tacoma, Wash. – A local group of Tacoma women has joined together to encourage more women to cycle and they’re kicking it off with a free cycling celebration in Tollefson Plaza on June 20, 2013Read more