Browsing the "City of Tacoma" Tag

Notre Nouvelle Sœur, Biot

September 10th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

Ah, Tacoma: defined by mountain and harbor proximity; a proud glassblowing tradition; local farm, food, and libation obsession; hills; museums; a preoccupation with revitalization; and bricks. And perhaps a few other things. But although no two places are the same, that doesn’t mean that Tacoma is without family -- and by family, I mean sisters. Welcome the French town Biot into the fold this fall


Tacoma Shows its Pride July 13 – 21st

July 11th, 2012 | by Rebecca Solverson

The Tacoma Pride Festival is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Community and includes nine days of events. Check out the events and join us in celebrating equality - be proud, Tacoma!


Live/Work Space in Tacoma’s Historic Buildings

April 16th, 2012 | by Daniel Rahe

Thanks to ongoing policy discussions at City Hall and the support of Historic Tacoma, our city's historic structures may begin to play a more active role in our economy and culture through an innovative business model.


Eric Anderson Was Here

March 19th, 2012 | by Daniel Rahe

As of February 13, Tacoma has a new City Manager - Mr. T.C. Broadnax. He comes to our city from San Antonio, Texas, carrying with him hope for an innovative breath of fresh air. The current City Council has expressed an eagerness to work with him and move beyond the debacles that weighed down the last months of his predecessor's service


Our Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum: hidden treasure or wasted opportunity?

November 22nd, 2011 | by Kate Albert Ward

Is it possible to be appreciative and critical at the same time? The Tacoma Karpeles Manuscript Library has a rich story to tell and provides access to fascinating periods of our past completely free of charge, and yet, I still get this feeling that the relationship between the museum and the Tacoma community has not been fully realized. This year marks the twenty-year anniversary of the Karpeles'-- perhaps it's time to address some of these concerns


Art and History Connect on the Prairie Line Trail

July 20th, 2011 | by Lisa Kinoshita

In June, urban planner Todd Bressi and the design team of Lucy Begg and Robert Gay (Thoughtbarn) held a lively series of speaking engagements in Tacoma on the public art plan for the much-vaunted Prairie Line Trail



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