By Mimi Jansen
TACOMA – In a move to reflect a broader County business community reach and more inclusivity, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has renamed the former South County Division and University Place-Fircrest Division to South County Branch and West Side Branch, respectively.
Transportation projects totaling more than $7.9 billion will move forward in the central Puget Sound region, following action by the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board to approve the 2013-2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program on October 25.
By Scott A. Seitz
Rotary International launched Wednesday the World’s Biggest Commercial, an innovative, interactive campaign that will be posted at endpolionow.org. It gives everyone a chance to join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Jackie Chan, Amanda Peet, and other world figures and celebrities who are already participating in Rotary’s This Close campaign — as in, “we’re this close to ending polio” — to raise awareness of polio and support for its eradication. Make sure to share the World’s Biggest Commercial with your online community this week.
The Tacoma Nature Center & Tahoma Audubon Society is located at 2917 Morrison Road West, University Place WA 98466. For information call (253) 565-9278 or www.TahomaAudubon.org The center is open Monday – Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm. Register for all listed programs through the Tacoma Nature Center (253) 591-6439. Continue Reading
Pierce County will conduct mandatory recounts in the race for Pierce County Council District No. 4 and to determine the new Precinct Committee Officer in a Fife precinct. Continue Reading
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle
Car lovers, don’t you just love summer with all the fun car things to do?
On Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there is free fund raising car show with music and a BBQ. The event will be held at the Fircrest Park located at 471 Electron Way, Fircrest, Washington 98466.
By Becky Metcalf, City of University Place
For the past 9 years, the City of University Place and the University Place/Fircrest Division of the Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce have offered opportunities for local businesses to Partner UP. These events remain a popular and effective venue for networking. To ensure that Partner UP events continue to provide the most effective opportunities for our members and local University Place businesses, we will continue to organize free Partner UP events for Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce members AND all businesses located within University Place (regardless of membership).
Denny Heck finished in first place in the top-two primary election for Washington’s new 10th Congressional District, election night returns show.
With an estimated 62% of the vote counted, Heck received 41% of the vote compared to 26% for the runner-up candidate.
“Since the start my campaign has been about how strengthening the middle class and creating family-wage jobs must be our nation’s top priority. It’s clear tonight that 10th Congressional District voters agree. Continue Reading
By John Cheesman, Chief of Police, Fircrest Police Department
I wanted to extend you an invitation and send some information on our National Night Out event we are holding on August 7th. We certainly appreciate your support. Our event will be starting at 6:00pm and we are asking everyone to be set up by 5:30pm. NNO will be taking place at the Fircrest Park again this year and the park is located at 555 Contra Costa Ave in Fircrest. Continue Reading
The Flemming for Congress Campaign has announced the endorsement of Ed Troyer, Spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Crimestoppers. Continue Reading
Discover a fun new outdoor activity combining treasure hunting with rubber stamping. Learn how to create a letterbox, make your own stamp and passport, then head outdoors to discover the secret treasures of Snake Lake. Each adult may only bring up to two children due to the supervision required during the activity. Saturday, August 11 1:00pm – 3:00pm Continue Reading
Pierce County Councilman and 10th Congressional District Candidate DickMuri recently received the crucial “A” rating and the official endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA). With a strong track record of supporting 2nd Amendment rights, Dick Muri, upon hearing the news of the endorsement said “The 2nd Amendment was put into our Constitution by our Founding Fathers for a reason: to protect the 1st Amendment.” Dick Muri is the only Candidate in the 10th District to be endorsed by the National Rifle Association. His candidacy has also been endorsed by the Gun Owners Action League as well as the Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Club. Continue Reading