Empty Bowls 2014 to benefit EFN

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 concert set for Nov. 21

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…]

Tacoma Narrows Rotary to discuss PSE programs, services, energy efficiency

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…]

What is a Fire Department Public Protection Class Rating?  

West Pierce Fire & Rescue logo

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…]