10th Annual Tacoma Film Festival accepting submissions

TACOMA, WA – The 10th annual Tacoma Film Festival is proud to announce that our call for entries is now open. The festival brings in over 100 features and short films from all around the world during the second week of October, bringing an interactive film experience that is unmatched in the South Sound. This coming year from October 8-15, TFF will take over multiple Tacoma venues including its host: Western Washington’s Best Indie Movie Theatre, The Grand Cinema. [Read more…]

Bates Technical College a STEM Jobs-approved college

TACOMA – Victory Media, a creator of educational and career resources aimed at connecting students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), announced this month that Bates Technical College has been included in their 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list.

By 2018, Washington state will see a 24 percent increase in STEM jobs—seven points above the national average, according to www.washingtonstem.org. Bates offers programs across the STEM spectrum, making the college a leader in offering relevant STEM education through hands-on learning and increasing interest in STEM fields in our state. [Read more…]

Rep. Jinkins reappointed to Chair House Judiciary Committee

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, an attorney and Public Health expert, was reappointed this week by her colleagues to Chair the House Judiciary Committee.

Last session was Rep. Jinkins first year chairing the House Judiciary Committee. She led the committee through some very difficult, complicated issues; including Initiatives 591 and 594, the pro and con universal firearm background check initiatives, as well as animal cruelty laws and legal financial obligations. [Read more…]

Pet of the Week: Squinchy


Squinchy (#A490519) is a special boy who has an extraordinary amount of love to offer. This three month old neutered male is nearly blind, due to a viral upper respiratory infection as a young kitten. This virus will remain with him his entire life, possibly flaring up in the form of a runny nose or watery eyes during times of stress. His lower eyelids also roll inward, causing irritation. This condition could resolve itself, but if not, he may need corrective surgery as an adult.

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TMP’s ‘Princess’ provides priceless holiday fare


‘Tis the season to be jolly and one can’t get much more jolly than spending time with young female family and friends at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s holiday production of “A Little Princess – The Musical.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote the original novel in 1904, based on her serialized magazine articles of 1888. A hundred years later, Brian Crawley redid the book and added lyrics to Andrew Lippa’s music to create the charming musical retelling of the story of Sara Crewe.

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Public officials holiday reception

Tacoma, WA – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting the annual Public Officials Holiday Reception this Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Hotel Murano (Venice Ballrooms 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA). With 500+ public officials and business community members in attendance, this is a prime chance for the community to come together and enjoy a festive evening. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Attendees are welcome to attend this cocktail reception anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 PM.

For more information and to register click here. We look forward to seeing you!