Miller is Pet of the Week

Miller #A499412

Pit Bull Terrier mix Miller is one cool pooch. He’s been an absolute stud at every offsite adoption event, digging time outside of his kennel to get to know the locals. No matter who comes his way, Miller showers all with big sloppy kisses — he’s a lover, not a fighter. He also gets along well with other dogs, though Miller’s history with cats is unknown. A slow and careful introduction to resident cats would be best. [Read more…]

CPTC: Health Unit Coordinator student wants to give back


Jeanee Henson was just 7 years old when the seizures started.

She had her first surgery to remove part of her brain when she was 10. It didn’t help.

The initial diagnosis was epilepsy, followed by Rasmussen’s Syndrome, a rare inflammatory neurological disease that causes one hemisphere of the brain to become inflamed and deteriorate. Henson was a young pre-teen when she had a second surgery to remove the right side of her brain. [Read more…]

‘Community Neighborhood Policing’ to be the topic at Lakewood United

The date and topic of the next meeting of Lakewood United: July 30, 2015 “Community Neighborhood Policing” – Sgt. Mark Eakes, NPO Unit, Lakewood Police Department (John – MC)

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. Upcoming topics are as follows: [Read more…]

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County Scavenger Hunt, Aug. 13

By Bridget Baeth

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County is hosting a downtown Tacoma scavenger hunt on August 13 to promote local downtown businesses and introduce locals to their Tacoma + Pierce County Visitor Information Center. The Grand prize will include a one-night stay at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Tacoma, dinner at the acclaimed Pacific Grill and $500 to splurge on the shops in the city. Other prizes include a gift card to a local favorite–The Harmon, and Museum District Passes, for entry into the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, LeMay-America’s Car Museum and the Washington State History Museum. [Read more…]

Tacoma activates water-shortage response plans

Historic low river levels – combined with record-setting hot and dry weather that have significantly increased the demand for water – have led Everett, Seattle and Tacoma to implement the first stage of their water shortage response plans.

The cities are all activating their response plans as a precautionary measure and have joined together to ensure that the entire region is ready for a potential water shortage. [Read more…]

The Grand Cinema hires new assistant executive directors

Tacoma, WA – Several months ago we started our search to fill the newly created position of Assistant Executive Director for The Grand Cinema’s full-time staff team. Our applicant pool offered many exceptional candidates, and the skills of our top two runners were so impressive and distinct that we decided to hire them both – two is better than one, right? [Read more…]