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Monday, November 30, 2015 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Food Bank Giving Away Free Turkeys With All The Fixings

The Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank has announced they will be helping disadvantaged families in the Pierce County – Tacoma area of Washington this year to celebrate Thanksgiving with over 500 complete turkey dinners.  These turkey dinners will be given away this Friday, November 20, 2015, from Noon until 5pm, from their location at 3543 E. Mckinley Avenue in Tacoma, Washington.

The Turkey Dinner Giveaway was made possible from the generous donations of sponsors such as Walmart. The Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank program is a part of…

City of Tacoma observes Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with office closures

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will be  closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

The Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.) will open as normally scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and garbage, recycling and yard/food waste pick-ups will not be affected. Police and fire personnel will also be on duty on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Animal control personnel will be on duty from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Following is a list of…

Get updates on Eastside Community Center at open house Nov. 18

The public can get an update on plans for the new Eastside Community Center, including early site and building designs, at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m.  on Nov. 18 at 
the Salishan Family Investment Center, 1724 E. 44th St., Tacoma.

Metro Parks Tacoma is working with Tacoma Public Schools, the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Housing Authority, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation and other community partners to develop plans for the Eastside Community Center, which will include an event space, an aquatics center, and a variety of multi-use activity spaces.


Pierce County invites community to flood preparedness open house

Pierce County residents are invited to a flood preparedness open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Stewart Elementary School, 426 4th Ave. NE in Puyallup.

This free event will feature informational booths and short presentations about flood preparedness. Residents can drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children’s activities will be available.

“Residents will learn how to plan and prepare for flooding at the Nov. 14 open house,” said Harold Smelt, Pierce County Public Works surface water manager. “Being ready for flooding is incredibly important in order…

Tacoma Joins Compact of Mayors Working to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mayor Marilyn Strickland has joined the Compact of Mayors, an international coalition of cities led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This global coalition is committed to reducing carbon emissions and maintaining a commitment to mitigating climate change through public reporting of emissions levels. The City of Tacoma's participation will demonstrate its ambitious commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gases and responsible environmental stewardship.

“Local government has the power to address climate change in…

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