Empty Bowls is an annual tradition at Charles Wright Academy (7723 Chambers Creek Road West) to benefit Pierce County’s sole nonprofit food distributor, Emergency Food Network. More than 1,200 bowls will be available (at the Saturday, November 22 – 1:00-3:30 pm event) for purchase for guests’ homes or as holiday gifts, with many of them having been made by Tarriers. Guests who purchase bowls will be served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local chefs. Admission is free and Empty Bowls is open to the public. [Read more…]
UP for Arts Fall Arts and Concerts Series continues on Friday, Nov. 21 (7:00-8:30 pm). Join us for a fabulous evening with Pianist Scott Cossu and flutist John Croarkin performing a blend of jazz, classical and ethnic music. Scott was one of the original artists to sign with Windham Hill along with being labeled a “Jazz luminary of the future” by Billboard Magazine. Local artist Lori Forrest will also be on hand exhibiting her absolutely exquisite graphite works. [Read more…]
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.
- November 18 – Our own Rotarian Patricia McClements and Wayne Ballew of Puget Sound Energy will update us on its programs and services, including advice on energy efficiency. Timely program for November. [Read more…]
The City of University Place City Council will meet Monday, November 17 at 6:30 pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room (3715 Bridgeport Way W). Download the meeting agenda here
Help support library services and find great bargains on used books and other materials during upcoming used book sales. Friends of the Libraries will host the events at Pierce County Libraries in November. [Read more…]
UPtaxes.org’s Betsy Tainer has written an analysis of Initiative 1351‘s success form the perspective of University Place.
You have probably heard ratings and numbers attached to fire departments, but if you are not in the fire service or the insurance industry they may not mean a lot to you. In many ways, a fire department rating is a very important measurement tool that should probably be emphasized more often. Before you can fully appreciate the number, it is important to understand how the number is determined. [Read more…]
By Betsy Tainer, University Place
54% of you said No to the proposed Utility Tax. We won, but we’re not done.
We had a fantastic voter turnout. 57.97% for UP, where Tacoma showed 46.58%, the county and state came in with 50.1%.
By B.J. Coleman
Dance Theatre Northwest’s Regional Performing Company will present a free “Holiday Dance Special” at Vintage Narrows Glen on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
Pacific Northwest author Leslye Walton will discuss her new book, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. Meet author Leslye Walton at University Place Pierce County Library.