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Bring the family to this annual pasta dinner

The Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Tacoma Lodge will hold their annual pasta dinner on Friday, Feb. 16, 1-6 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. Tickets available at the door.

Get involved in the discussion about housing

As part of the city’s Affordable Housing Action Strategy, the At Home in Tacoma project has been launched to evaluate diverse housing types and inclusionary zoning options throughout Tacoma. The intent is to increase housing supply, create affordable housing options, and increase the choice of housing types throughout neighborhoods.

Through 2020, Tacoma’s Planning Commission is asking the community to join in a discussion about housing needs, development trends, zoning, and neighborhood change. Using community ideas and feedback, the Commission will make recommendations to Tacoma City Council for future Comprehensive Plan, zoning and Land Use Regulatory Code amendments.

How to participate

  • Comment in person at the Planning Commission public scoping hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 in the City Council Chambers (747 Market St., First Floor);
  • Provide written comments by Feb. 28 to the Planning Commission, 747 Market St., Rm. 345, Tacoma, WA 98402;
  • Email comments and questions to planning@cityoftacoma.org
  • Sign up to receive project updates at planning@cityoftacoma.org

For more information, visit www.cityoftacoma.org/planningforhousing

Public invited to help design Pipeline Trail

Looking for a new adventure in your own backyard? Pierce County Parks is designing a pedestrian and bicycle trail along the Tacoma Water Pipeline No. 4 right of way between 72nd Street East and 94th Avenue East. This trail will provide opportunities for Pierce County residents to enjoy a new place to exercise, commute or simply take in amazing views of Mount Rainier. As a potential trial user and local resident, Pierce County Parks wants to hear from you.

Join Parks at an open house Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E. in Tacoma. At this meeting, we will discuss project information, share observations and gather input. Refreshments will be served. 

Another way to participate in this design process is through the project website atwww.piercecountywa.gov/PipelineTrail, where you may take an online survey or sign up for email updates.

For those who cannot attend in person, public comment is being collected by email atBrianne.Blackburn@piercecountywa.gov.

Freestone Capital Management opens scholarship application 

Freestone Capital Management, a wealth management firm based in Seattle, is now accepting applications for its third-annual Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship, which seeks to award five college-bound students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship for the fall 2020-2021 school term.

Launched in 2018, the Future Leaders Scholarship program reflects the firm’s commitment to provide $100,000 in financial support for 20 students over four years. Students who wish to apply should demonstrate a passion for higher education and successful leadership skills. 

Last year, Tacoma-native Tristan Cunningham was named one of the recipients of the Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship, earning him $5,000 to help pave his way for a future in Aeronautical Science.

The organization is currently accepting scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year, four-year, technical college or university. The application deadline is April 1. 

Strong candidates will be those who demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit. To determine the finalists, Freestone’s selection committee will evaluate applications for the strength of response to an essay prompt, among other criteria.   

During the 2019-20 academic year, Freestone awarded $25,000 in scholarships to five students in Washington, Oregon and California that manifested the passions of the next generation’s civic leaders and problem solvers. The recipients are currently pursuing degrees in the fields of criminal justice, finance, nursing, aeronautical science and more.   

For full scholarship details, eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit the Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship website at www.freestonecapital.com/freestone-future-leaders-scholarship.

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