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The Pierce County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, Nov. 27. to adopt a supplemental budget with funding for homeless youth, courts and abatement.
“Funding projects like Coffee Oasis where homeless youth will be served and provided with the resources they need are a must for our community,” said Pierce County Council Chair Doug Richardson. “This supplemental budget reflects the Council’s continued commitment to public safety and abatement.”
This will be the final supplemental budget for 2018.
Caregiving can be complicated. It is not just a two-way street between care givers and care receivers. Caregiving creates a web of relationships between spouses, children, parents, other relatives, friends and neighbors. Often those relationships move to a new level – sometimes drawing people together and other times moving them farther apart.
Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources is offering another film in our caregiving series. The film “The Descendants” will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Grand Cinema, located at 606 S. Fawcett Avenue in Tacoma. The film begins at 10:45 a.m. with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Complimentary popcorn will be provided by Family Resource Home Care. The film is free, but tickets must be reserved online through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 253-798-4600.
“The Descendants” stars George Clooney and focuses on end-of-life issues and the emotional responses that come with major life changes. The film, recommended for caregivers by SeniorAdvisor.com, focuses on family endurance and reminds us of our ability to heal in the face of hardship. The film is rated R for strong language, including sexual references.
“It doesn’t matter how much money a person has or the vast array of possessions,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources manager. “Accidents can happen to anyone, even those in perfect health. This film shows what happens when a spouse has a boating accident and husband and children become caregivers.”
“The Descendants” explores the strong and realistic emotions that can arise as families confront their past and their future. The film swings between light moments of humor and dark moments of conflict. As the plot unfolds, the emotions are raw, but the family draws together and heals.
Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources offers this film as part of our Family Caregiver Support Program. The program helps unpaid family caregivers with many supports including education, counseling, adaptive equipment, housework and errands services and respite care. The program offers support to families of all incomes. For more information about the program or to reserve your tickets, call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. On Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors to Fort Nisqually can join in parlor games, make ornaments and learn popular songs and dances from the period. Father Christmas will be available for visits and photos. Visitors are invited join in greeting the yule log with toasts and Christmas Carols and will have a chance to take home a piece of the log for their own holiday fire.
This year brings some new experiences to this beloved holiday event. Local storyteller Jerry Eckrom will recite A Visit from St. Nicholas, first published in 1823. Guests will have an opportunity to roast and grind their own coffee beans and sample sweet treats prepared from 19th century recipes in the Fort’s period kitchen and bake oven. Also new this year, families can make Christmas crackers, brightly colored tubes filled with surprises that pop when pulled apart.
Christmas Regale has its roots in the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. On Christmas, Fort Nisqually’s manager regularly gave “the best rations the place could afford” — typically meat, flour, molasses, sugar and tallow — to the Fort’s laborers. The Native Americans named the holiday “Hyas Sunday,” Chinook jargon for “Big Sunday.” Dancing and singing were recorded in the Fort’s historical journals.
Event admission is $8-$10, and children 3 and younger are free. For more information visit www.fortnisqually.org or call (253) 404-3970.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, operated by Metro Parks Tacoma, is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost and headquarters of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company. Visitors travel back in time and experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the granary and the factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a visitor center with museum store.
Singers, New Opportunity No Fee
Want the opportunity to sing with a community Gospel Choir? Well, here’s your chance!
Mrs. Debbie Cavitt Harris, former choir director of The Leschi Elementary School 18 years,
First A. M. E. Angel Choir 35 years and Hawthorne Elem. Choir 5 years along with directing Students at the Central Area Boys and Girls Club as well Loyal Heights Elem. School. Singers K—-8th students who what to develop their voices, meet new friends, and just have fun are Invited to sign-up.
Rehearsals will be hold the first 2 Saturday’s of each month from 11:00 a.m. —12:30 p.m.
1st Saturday —Sign up and Rehearsals: will start on Sat. December 1st at “To God Be the Glory House of Worship” at 19011 68th Ave. S. A107, Kent, WA. 98032. 2nd Saturday December 8rh at “First A. M. E. Community Center, 3201 East Republican St. 98112, from 11:00 a. m. –12:30 p. m.
Interested students may choose to attend one or both Saturday’s each month. For further Information Contact: Mrs. Debbie Cavitt Harris at 206-390-3333 or email [email protected]
The truth is in the play, On Sunday, the Seahawks arrived firmly in the playoff mix with a 30-27 defeat of the Carolina Panthers that was their second straight victory conjured from an apparent defeat.
“We have come a long way,” an ebullient Pete Carroll said. “We have a lot of young guys playing. We don’t feel like we have young guys playing anymore.” The victory makes the Seahawks 6-5 and catapults them over the Panthers, who are also 6-5, in the wild-card racefor now. And the Seahawks have a critical edge going into December — they play four of their final five games at home, and have two games against the punchless 49ers and one against the Cardinals. The Panthers, who have now lost three in a row, still have to face New Orleans twice in the final three weeks of the season, with the Saints unlikely to be able to rest players to stay ahead of the Los Angeles Rams for home-field advantage in the NFC.
“I take it personally,” a disgusted Cam Newton said after Sunday’s loss. “If somebody had said three weeks ago this would have happened, I would have slapped them.”
“We’re already in the playoffs as far as we’re concerned,” Carroll said.
The Seahawks’ rushing attack, which entered the game ranked first in the league, quarterback Russell Wilson enjoyed the kind of time and his receivers the sort of space that lend themselves to big plays. When Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson was injured and left the game on the first drive, Wilson went to work on the backups. The results: He was 22-of-31 for 339 passing yards and two touchdowns — and he hit two of the gutsiest throws you’ll ever see with the game on the line late in the fourth quarter.
On third-and-5, with the clock down to just a minute and no timeouts remaining, Wilson dropped back. The safe route would be to try for the first down to keep the drive going and to perhaps set up a game-winning field goal. But Wilson had long seconds to consider his options, and he saw Tyler Lockett down the right sideline. He launched a rainbow and the Panthers’ defensive back in coverage, Captain Munnerlyn, seemed to struggle to track the ball. He never turned around and Lockett caught the ball for a 43-yard gain. Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal as the clock ran out.
“We knew as soon as Tyler caught that ball, we are taking a knee, we are going to kick and win and go home,” said center Justin Britt. “We flew way too far to fly back with a loss. We came here with a mission, and we took care of it.”
We have started to see the impact of Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) policy, which helps ensure that growth brings affordability. MHA works by requiring new development to include affordable homes or contribute to a City fund for affordable housing.
MHA is now in effect in six urban areas across Seattle – Downtown, South Lake Union, University District, Chinatown-International District, 23rd Avenue in the Central Area, and Uptown. We’ve just completed a tally at the Office of Housing of our 2018 MHA payments, and so far MHA has generated $13.28 million for affordable housing in Seattle.
The Office of Housing will put the MHA money directly into the construction of affordable housing when Mayor Durkan makes the City’s annual affordable housing investment announcements in December. The City will invest these funds in high quality, green, affordable homes for low-income individuals and families, seniors, and our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We support buildings right next to transit, with active ground floor spaces for community uses like arts and childcare in locations all across our city. Over the next 4 years the City expects over 2,500 new affordable homes to come online.
Beginning with Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next five years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. As we make important public and private investments to help keep pace with our fast-growing city, our bad traffic is going to be even more difficult for everyone. We need your help to get ready!
Please join the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the Seattle Department of Transportation for an information session on the upcoming permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as WSDOT realigns SR 99, the new SR 99 tunnel that will open in early February, and the other upcoming challenges to our transportation system as we build a better city.
We hope you can join us at any of the five following information sessions:
Monday, November 26
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28
Belltown Community Center
415 Bell St
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 29
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 6
3518 S Edmunds St
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
May your Thanksgiving be full of joy, love, and laughter. BESR also gives thanks for those who endeavor to improve the educational outcomes for Black students. We are thankful for accomplishments made thus far, and the determination to complete our mission.