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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper
Apply for a landmarks preservation grant by April 15

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts.

Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals. The program is funded by HDOC money, derived from the $1 recording fee, as appropriated by the Pierce County Council.

The maximum request is $10,000 for stabilization, restoration or rehabilitation of Certified Local Government register-listed buildings or structures. For photographic/document preservation,…

Canine War Hero Retires to Area

The United States Marine Corps., is releasing “Jazz”, one of the first recruits of the IED K9 program into civilian life after four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jazz, a black female Field Labrador Retriever is being released into the care of her former handler, Wesley Drent. Drent teamed with Jazz in Afghanistan where injuries and deaths related to IED (improvised explosive device) dropped 90 percent, owing to Jazz’s training and deployment in forward operating positions with Drent.

Jazz arrives at SeaTac on Feb. 22 and will spend the rest of her days in Gig Harbor.

Military Appreciation day at the Museum of Glass

Dale Chihuly and his team of glass blowers welcomed more than 1,500 service members and their families to the Museum of Glass for a Military Appreciation day Feb. 18.

For participants, predominately based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the event featured exhibits and demonstrations by local artists. For the glass blowers, the day was a way to show their support and appreciation for members of the military community. Chihuly, a Tacoma native, is a renowned glass blowing artist whose works are included in more than 200 museums worldwide.

“I think it turned out great. People seem…

Murray Morgan Bridge to close temporarily

The newly rededicated Murray Morgan Bridge will be closed to traffic and pedestrians from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25 for repairs.

During the bridge commissioning and balancing period since reopening earlier this month, the contractor discovered an issue that will require closing the bridge completely for a weekend.

They will also replace the bearings on the port approach pier that were delayed as a result of fabrication issues. With two-hour notification, the bridge will still be able to open for marine traffic during this time period.

At last, we at the Tacoma Weekly have the answer to the question so many readers have been asking: Are you guys nuts? Yes. Yes we are, and proud of it, too.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective and PIO Ed Troyer asked us to round up a team of staff, friends and readers to jump into Puget Sound.

He’s organizing Pierce County’s Polar Plunge (Freezin’ for a Reason!) to raise money for Special Olympics, and we’re proud to join the roster of teams as TacomaWeekly Strong. We’ll meet Sat., Feb. 23, at Owen Beach. Check-in runs from 9-11 a.m., with a costume contest at 11:30 a.m.…

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