Tacoma team selected for community-based research program

The Detroit Urban Research Center has selected two Tacoma health professionals to join its new, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy. During the year-long program, participants have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in collaborative approaches to address racial and ethnic health inequities in their communities. [Read more…]

Stay safe and legal this 4th of July

The Pierce County Fire Marshal and Department of Emergency Management wants to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. The best way to safely enjoy the 4th is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals. However, if you decide to purchase fireworks when they go on sale June 28, and use them if they are legal where you live, be sure to practice good firework safety. [Read more…]

Playground by the Sound at Chambers Creek Regional Park to reopen July 3

Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation department has announced the Playground by the Sound at Chambers Creek Regional Park will reopen to the public on Friday, July 3. The popular playground has been closed since May 26, 2015, in preparation for the U.S. Open which took place during the week of June 15-21. [Read more…]

Volleyball officials wanted for school and rec programs

The Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board is in need of individuals who are interested in officiating middle school, junior high, senior high, college, and recreation department volleyball matches throughout Pierce County. A comprehensive training program, starting August 20th, is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]

Giselle is Pet of the Week

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Model-beautiful Giselle has come a long way. When the stray first arrived, she was a pistol, making her general annoyance clear to all who came near. With time, Giselle has developed into a mellow lass who goes weak in the knees for a cheek scratch. Not only has her sweet, non-demanding manner won the hearts of shelter staff and volunteers, but 6-year-old Giselle is also quite a looker. [Read more…]

Pierce County Library System closed July 4

Pierce County Library System will be closed Saturday, July 4, to observe Independence Day. While the physical buildings are closed, people may continue to access free services 24/7 from the online library including downloadable e-books, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies and TV shows and e-sources with resources such as Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center, car repair manuals and more.

Wanted: Volleyball officials

The Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board is in need of individuals who are interested in officiating middle school, junior high, senior high, college, and recreation department volleyball matches throughout Pierce County. A comprehensive training program, starting August 20th, is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]