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Exit133 is about Tacoma
The biggest block of City-owned property in downtown is finally on the market.
Today the City of Tacoma released a Request For Proposals for the 7-ish acre/block site that has been sitting vacant for more than a decade. When the City inventoried its properties last year, this site came up as aRead more
Last year the City of Tacoma introduced food waste recycling - you all got those little brown bins to collect all types of food scraps, which you can then toss in the bigger brown bin to be picked up and composted by the City with the rest of your yard waste.
Now New York City is getting in on theRead more
Here’s something fun to look forward to this summer: Gibson’s Frozen Yogurt will be introducing the Gibson’s Frozen Yogurt Truck.
They’re promising the same exceptional self-serve frozen yogurt and toppings, and the same friendly employees you find at their non-mobile shops, but on wheels. TheyRead more
2012 Financial Report
The agenda for this week’s City Council study session includes an update on the 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Summary. The City is required to develop and submit a CAFR annually. The CAFR serves as a key document describing the City’s financial position andRead 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 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
Join us as we meet to discuss transit equity and what it means for you and your community’s future.Read 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
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
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 ApartmentRead more
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
Who’s a good girl? Dolly is. She’s our beautiful and inquisitive Featured Pet of the Week.
It’s rare to find a dog with the perfect balance of energy and poise, as Dolly does. The pup inside ofRead more
Starting June 22 more than 20 classic antique wooden boats will be exhibited at the Foss Waterway Seaport
TACOMA—The Foss Waterway Seaport—the Puget Sound’s premier maritime heritage, educationRead more
Museum of Glass Welcomes Visiting Artist Gabriella Bisetto June 26 – 30
Tacoma, Wash. — Australian artist Gabriella Bisetto will be the Visiting Artist in the Hot Shop at Museum of Glass fromRead more
The Grand Cinema & The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department present an evening of “Science on Screen”
The Grand Cinema and The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department are proud to share that theyRead more
TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Kashif B. Oyeniyi, 26, with Robbery in the First Degree, and Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer. The defendant was arrestedRead more