Do you want to build a snowman? What about a house?
Families worked together to build creative crafts at a hands-on event at Clover Park Technical College’s Hayes Child Development Center Nov. 20.
Tacoma, WA – Mary Lucier helped to pioneer video art in the 1970s and has continued to innovate in this genre for more than 40 years, achieving acclaim through national and international exhibitions. Lucier’s compelling 5-channel video and audio installation The Plains of Sweet Regret opens at Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) on Saturday, November 22, and will be on view through February 8, 2015. Mary Lucier: The Plains of Sweet Regret is a sweeping, poetic response to the austere landscape, historic boom-and-bust cycles, and the resilience of the inhabitants who live and work in the harsh terrain of the northern Great Plains. Through multiple video channels and the accompanying sound composition, Lucier vividly conveys the realities of economic distress, agricultural production, migration and depopulation. [Read more…]
Tacoma, WA – Franciscan Polar Plaza, Tacoma’s open-air ice skating rink, is back for a six-week winter run at Tollefson Plaza thanks to presenting sponsor CHI Franciscan Health and organizing partner Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). Gather friends and family and join the fun beginning November 22. A free on-site photo booth will capture your memories of this beloved annual tradition. Those who are new to ice skating can use double-bladed skates or skate aids (a walker for use on the ice) for stability. [Read more…]
TACOMA – Drivers in Tacoma should plan ahead for night lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 next week. The closures are necessary for continued work on the I-5: M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV project. Crews will abbreviate their work schedule to accommodate drivers heading to Thanksgiving destinations. [Read more…]
“Lakewood police said Friday they’ve arrested the final suspect in a home-invasion robbery in which a homeowner mortally wounded one of the robbers.” Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story in The News Tribune.
When Pierce College Journalism Instructor Teresa Josten made the decision to open her home to an international student, she was prepared for a few minor communication challenges. But with the support she received from the college, becoming a host family has become a priceless experience for the Jostens.
On Monday, Nov. 17, the Lakewood City Council unanimously adopted its 2015-2016 Biennial Budget. It is a balanced budget that results in residents getting an increase in services. One example: For the first time in a number of years, this budget increases resources to preserve and maintain the City’s road system, which is a key priority identified by the Lakewood City Council. This budget reflects the City’s commitment to providing quality services and amenities to residents while reestablishing Lakewood’s short- and long-term financial viability. Other highlights include:
In recognition of International Education Week and to celebrate diversity, Clover Park Technical College hosted its first Diversity & International Education Fair Nov. 18 at the McGavick Event Center.
Hey Lakewood residents! Have you been so busy crafting your ugly, er, holiday sweater that you’ve forgotten to register for the City of Lakewood’s 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Rock Your Ugly Sweater 5K on Dec. 6?