Browsing Month January, 2013

Air Safe Pierce County

By at January 31, 2013 | 5:03 pm | 1 Comments

It is that time of year when many people find less expensive alternatives to heat their homes, which often include the use of fireplaces and stoves. Together with 32 other areas round the nation, Tacoma and much of Pierce County was found in violation of federal clean air guidelines. The Smoke Reduction Zone was identified in 2009 to help focus activities to lower fine

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“Valentine Chocolate Surprise” at Bonney Lake Library

By at January 30, 2013 | 3:22 pm | 6 Comments

The public can make a beautiful chocolate box and card to give to a sweetheart at the Bonney Lake Pierce County Library on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2 pm. This event is completely free and is sponsored by the “Friends of the Bonney Lake Library”. Kit Thompson, content writer for Pierce County Library System, explained: “Each of our libraries has a “Friends of

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“No More Booze in Downtown Puyallup?” Discussions

By at January 29, 2013 | 3:07 pm | 1 Comments

We noticed a growing discussion in a recent post about the possible denial of liquor license permits to new businesses in downtown Puyallup. Below are some of the comments for this growing discussion. Please click here to read the full article and add your own opinion: No more booze in downtown Puyallup? "Sounds like a good ol fashion Salem witch hunt to me. This

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Junior Top Chefs

By at January 24, 2013 | 3:49 pm | 3 Comments

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is working with Chambers Bay executive chef Dustin Joseph and his culinary team, which will consist of youth ages 9 to 15 years of age. The cooking classes will take place every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm February 26, 2013 through March 26, 2013. The classes will take place at the Environmental Services Building located at Chambers

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Annual Breakfast for the HopeSparks Family Services

By at January 23, 2013 | 4:59 pm | 1 Comments

David Duea, President and  CEO, of HopeSparks Family Service Agency,  described the agency  as a family service organization that has  four core programs: Healing Hearts Therapy; Tacoma Learning Center (for early learning); Relatives Raising Children (10% of children living in Pierce County are being raised by a relative); and Family Support Services. HopeSparks is

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Read2Me Reading Program is Looking for Volunteer Tutors

By at January 22, 2013 | 2:24 pm | 2 Comments

Mark Rud, AmeriCorps Read2Me Program Specialist, at the Tacoma Community House, explained what the Read2Me program is: “It’s a one on one tutoring program partnered with the Tacoma public schools and is operated by the Tacoma Community House. Volunteer tutors are paired with a first, second, or third grade student struggling with reading. The volunteer tutors meet

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