Submitted by Irene Coco. On Tuesday, March 30th, Michael Morrison of Morrison House – Sotheby’s International Realty, donated Easter bags especially for teenagers who reside in LASA housing. Partnering with Michael for this generous Easter gifting were Gramma Mini, Gramma Cindy, Eric Collins, Jeanna Dinalli, Karen and Biff Vincent, and Desyree. The parents of the […]
Steilacoom High School sophomore Ethan Ashford has been named the 2021 Washington Military Youth of the Year in Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year program. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication […]
On March 31, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a bill from state Rep. Mari Leavitt (D-University Place) to bolster economic recovery and provide food and cash assistance to families in need. “Washington state communities have been hit hard by the pandemic, leaving many families struggling to make ends meet or worrying about where their […]
Starting Wednesday, March 31, Pierce Transit will provide free bus rides to passengers traveling to or from COVID-19 vaccination appointments along local bus routes, or to volunteer at a vaccination clinic. The free rides include travel to mass vaccination sites as well as other immunization locations, such as pharmacies. The free round-trip will be available throughout the […]
Up until 2019, about 300,000 diners in the United States and Canada would come together at more than 2,000 restaurants on a single day in April to eat good food with friends and raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS. That’s just not possible this year, and it certainly wasn’t last year. For two years, […]
Pierce County, WA – Some traditions are too resilient to let wilt by these unprecedented times. The 88th year of the Pierce County Daffodil Festival commenced their 2021 selections behind computer screens this past winter – electing 23 stellar young women to serve as not only princesses but also ambassadors of Goodwill to Pierce County. Following […]
The Pierce County Library System will be closed and will not offer curbside service on Sunday, April 4, Easter. During that time, the Library’s online services, as always, will be open at www.piercecountylibrary.org, featuring downloadable e-books, audiobooks and magazines as well as other services and resources.
The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 Americans have a disability, but still, many people are unaware of this vital program. The importance of these benefits cannot be understated, as they often protect against poverty, homelessness, and bankruptcy. Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources will host a free online presentation about Social Security Disability next month. […]
On March 31, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 156.2. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County and it includes a 6-day data lag. We confirmed 158 new COVID-19 cases 1 new death, a woman in her 80s from the Gig Harbor area. Our totals are […]
New Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Home: Charles Harold Edwards, Jr.; Armando Paul Huerta. Mountain View Funeral Home: Rodney J. Baltazar; Isabel “Izzy” Edwards. Fir Lane Memorial Park: Ruth Sylbil Felgar. Powers Funeral Home: Marjorie Elaine Braaten; Richard George Bohney; Lewis Everette Pugh Jr. Hill Funeral Home: Wilma J. Tilstra.
It’s been five years in the making, but Tacoma’s Boom Boom Room finally will open. If all goes as planned, the new cocktail lounge and restaurant on Sixth Avenue debuts sometime this weekend(ish). Watch the lounge’s social media for updates. Enter the long, narrow, exquisitely decorated lounge and look up at the ceiling. The sparkly […]
Ziad Abusamha and Wafa Ahmad opened their Narrows Gyro in Tacoma in November after a few rough years trying to operate a combination Mediterranean grocery store and gyro take-out restaurant at the same location. “We weren’t making any money, we were hanging on,” said Abusamha. Around 2008, they first opened Daniah’s International Market, the combination […]