University Place Mayor receives award

Denise McCluskey, the Mayor of University Place, was one of seven local area women honored at the “2014 Women of Influence” event held on Wednesday, October 15 near downtown Tacoma.

The distinction of being a part of this select group was special for the Mayor: “I was humbled to be part of the class of 2014 honorees; these are amazing people who enrich the lives of everyone around them.” [Read more...]

Meet teens launching their own business

Teens Fiona and Semira share their experience winning Startup Weekend at University of Washington and working with a team of professionals to launch their business, Generation Code. Come to the University Place Pierce County Library (3609 Market Place W., Suite 100) on Monday, October 20 (4-5 pm). Free event sponsored by Friends of the University Place Library.

TNT: Police force staffing tied to University Place vote on utility taxes

“University Place voters will decide next month whether to pay more taxes to keep the city’s police force from cutting staff.

“If voters approve the increase Nov. 4, utility taxes in the city will go from the current rate of 6 percent to 9.5 percent. That will allow the department to maintain staffing levels and eventually grow by three deputies and one patrol sergeant, officials say.”

Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/13/3429894/police-force-staffing-tied-to.html?sp=/99/289/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

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...]

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Reminds Residents to Test Their Smoke Alarms

West Pierce Fire & Rescue logo

UNIVERSITY PLACE — It’s time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 5-11 West Pierce Fire & Rescue is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to test their smoke alarms monthly.

During this year’s fire safety campaign, West Pierce will be spreading the word about the importance of having working smoke alarms installed in their homes.  Smoke alarms should be installed in and outside of each bedroom, as well on each level of the home.

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20-year Parks & Rec Vision topic at Oct. 7 Tacoma Narrows Rotary meeting

Todd Smith, University Place Parks & Recreation Manager will present the City’s 20-year Vision for Parks & Recreation at the October 7 meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrow. The presentation and info covers every park and its classification, usage, and future development, as well as Future growth of Recreation.

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...]