Pierce County Library System closed Memorial Day, May 25

Pierce County Library System will be closed May 25 to observe Memorial Day. While the library is closed, people may continue to access free services from the online library which offers downloadable e-books, audiobooks, songs, movies and magazines and e-sources with subscription magazines such as Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center, car repair manuals and more.

Pierce Transit to unveil patriotic-themed bus

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Lakewood, WA – Riders and community members should be on the lookout for a Pierce Transit patriotic themed bus because it may be rolling through your community soon. Just in time for Memorial Day and summer season, Pierce Transit unveiled a patriotic themed bus to nearly 200 participants at the Downtown: On the Go! Military Walk, yesterday, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Downtown Tacoma. The bus went into regular service, today, May 21, 2015, and will serve routes throughout the system like any other bus in the Pierce Transit fleet. [Read more…]

Septic system care begins with property owners

Property owners can help keep their families or tenants safe — and the environment healthy — when they practice regular septic system maintenance and follow safety guidelines.“When property owners arrange timely inspections, make necessary repairs and know the basics of septic system safety, their septic systems should run safely and properly,” said Gary Porter, program manager. [Read more…]

KeyBank employees participate in Neighbors Make the Difference Day

KeyBank volunteers (from left) Jon Laxamana, Alana Moulton, Makara Sao, Michele Webster, and Brian Marlow, KeyBank’s market president  and Children’s Museum of Tacoma board member, clean rubber ducks.

KeyBank volunteers cleaned rubber ducks and packed food bags as just two of the projects for KeyBank’s 25th Neighbors Make the Difference Day on May 13.

At the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, the group cleaned rubber ducks which will be placed in gift bags the museum distributes to local preschools as part of its Play to Learn program. [Read more…]