‘Views on the Pacific’ foreign policy seminar at UW Tacoma, Oct 21

TACOMA, WASH. — The U.S. shift in foreign policy focus to the Asia Pacific region is the subject of a seminar series at UW Tacoma called “Views on the Pacific.” The third installment in the series, held Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at William W. Philip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus, is entitled “Delivering Humanitarian Assistance and Supporting Regional Stability.” [Read more...]

Ron Sims to give talk on transportation, Oct. 17

Tacoma, Wash. – Ron Sims, Former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Former King County Executive, will be speaking in Tacoma this Friday about how transportation affects our daily lives and determines the opportunities available to us. The presentation, “Transportation Is a Life Determinant” will be held at University of Washington Tacoma (BHS 106) on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. [Read more...]

Craft Fair in Tacoma, Oct. 18

By Debra Christnacht

WHEN: Saturday, October 18th, 10am-3pm

WHERE: Peoples Retirement Community, 1720 E. 67th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404 (253) 474-1741.

Vendors include: Sentsy, Avon, homemade birdhouses, jewelry, Perfectly Posh, Pampered Chef and More! Get a start on your Christmas shopping!

Kensington Gardens announces expansion

By Jackie Flaten

GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON – Oct. 14, 2014 – Kensington Gardens Estate Senior Living, one of the region’s most luxurious and individually oriented yet affordable skilled assisted care homes, announced today it has expanded its facility and is accepting applications for residency and its wait list. The newly renovated Manor Garden Suite, on the main floor of the opulent privately owned and operated Georgian mansion, offers six beautifully equipped rooms supported by a 24-hour fully licensed dedicated care staff.

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Three tiger cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo

Jaya and cubs Oct. 14, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. – The three rare Sumatran tiger cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium last week are all females, zoo General Curator Karen Goodrowe Beck announced this morning.The 6-day-old cubs are nursing eagerly, and tiger mom Jaya is taking excellent care of them, Goodrowe Beck added. As the days go by, they’re also becoming more mobile and moving around their den box a bit. [Read more...]

Bates Technical College appoints new V.P.

TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College President Dr. Ron Langrell recently announced the appointment of Holly Woodmansee as vice president of administrative services, effective Oct. 27.

“It is a privilege to welcome Holly to Bates Technical College,” said President Dr. Ron Langrell. “She is a leader with extensive breadth and knowledge that will help advance the college in the years to come.” [Read more...]

Dance Theatre Northwest at Tacoma Narrows Rotary meeting, Oct. 14

Dance Theatre Northwest’s Melanie Kirk-Stauffer will discuss “Community Service and Arts Education Outreach programs through Dance Theatre Northwest” at the October 14 meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more...]

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center announces new executive director

By Cassandra de Kanter

TACOMA, WA - Washington State’s largest nonprofit spay and neuter clinic has hired a new Executive Director. Northwest Spay & Neuter Center staff and board are pleased to announce that Melanie Manista-Rushforth will join the team in advancing the organization’s mission of saving lives through prevention, overseeing operations and networking in the community to ensure the clinic thrives as it expands programs to make affordable spay and neuter services accessible to all.

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