Auditions were recently held at Dance Theatre Northwest for DTNW’s Junior and Advanced Junior Dance Ensemble. Congratulations to our newest members Emma Young, Nadia Niva, and Fancy Williamson. With auditions consisting of classical ballet barre, center and Pointe work, dancers who auditioned won roles in upcoming holiday and 2014-2015 season community outreach performances. [Read more...]
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, meet author Justin Wadland at University Place Pierce County Library. Wadland shares the background and writing of his new book, Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound.
Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its 1896 founding to its 1921 dissolution amid bitter infighting. The book reveals stories of iconoclastic individuals and weaves in the author’s reflections on the concept of home.
“Eight months from now, the roads leading to the Chambers Bay Golf Course will be put under tight security as the 2015 U.S. Open begins.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune.
“After learning a large church might be interested in the former Galaxy Narrows Theater on the eastern border of University Place, the City Council voted 5 to 2 Monday night to approve a moratorium preventing large religious groups from locating in commercial zones.” Read more the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.
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...]
The University Place City Council will meet Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room (3715 Bridgeport Way West). Download the meeting agenda here.
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.
The News Tribune has endorsed Steve O’Ban, Dick Muri and Christine Kilduff in their respective races in the 28th District. Click through to The News Tribune website to find our why…
“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.
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...]