Xfinity Store in Tacoma moving Aug. 25

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Comcast will be opening a new XFINITY™ Store at 5935 6th Avenue in Tacoma on Monday, Aug. 25. The 4,600-square-foot center provides Comcast customers with an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact directly with the latest XFINITY products and smarthome services. It becomes the seventh XFINITY Store of its kind with the new design in Washington after stores in Federal Way, Factoria, Puyallup, Auburn, Redmond and Spokane.

The new location is only a few blocks from the current location at 5401 6th Avenue S. The new store is near the L.A. Fitness and in the same complex as Safeway. [Read more...]

‘Kindie-Rock’ Stars Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater

TACOMA - Two Northwest “kindie-rock” bands with national acclaim will perform in a family-friendly Saturday morning concert at Tacoma’s historic Rialto Theater on September 20, at 10:30 a.m. Caspar Babypants, the toddler-rock project of Chris Ballew, formerly of 90s alternative band The Presidents of the United States of America, will perform with Recess Monkey, a nationally heralded musical trio of teachers hailing from Seattle. Tickets start at $12. [Read more...]

Harned Center Dedication set for Sept. 4

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You are invited to a public ribbon cutting and dedication for Tacoma Community College’s H.C. Joe Harned Center for Health Careers Sept. 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. The event includes a short ceremony followed by guided tours.

The new 69,700 sq. ft. building opens for classes this fall. Outfitted with program-specific classrooms and labs, it provides state-of-the-art equipment and educational space for TCC’s Health Careers programs: [Read more...]

Annie Wright Schools Announce Year-Round Learning Program for Early Childhood

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TACOMA — Annie Wright Schools announced changes today that impact the schools’ Early Childhood program for boys and girls, ages three to five. Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, Preschool and Prekindergarten will be offered year-round, only closing on major holidays, with no impact to the current tuition costs.

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Teenage CEO Houston Gunn speaks at Young Entrepreneurs info night Aug. 20

TACOMA, Wash.- The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber will host a Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) night (Aug. 20 , 6pm, at the Chamber offices in downtown Tacoma, 950 Pacific Ave. Suite 300) to inform interested students (currently in grades 6-12) and their families about YEA!, a yearlong program that guides middle and high school students in launching and running their own real businesses or social movements.
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Top scientist to lecture on next big Northwest earthquake, Sept. 10

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TACOMA, Wash. – For 300 years the shifting crust of the Earth off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been building up the momentum for another giant earthquake. The last big one in the region, a magnitude 9.0 quake in 1700, rocked the Northwest, possibly causing the legendary Bonneville Landslide that covered more than five square miles (south of Table Mountain), and unleashing a tsunami on Japan.

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EPA administrator discusses importance of protecting Puget Sound

TACOMA, WA – On Wednesday, August 13, the co-founders of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-6) and Denny Heck (WA-10) hosted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in Tacoma to detail the importance of restoration efforts for the Puget Sound. [Read more...]