Feel Good Friday: Roofing for Humanity, A New Music Series, and A Glance At Tacoma’s New Hospital

Canopy for humanity

The GAF Roofing Academy, an academic program hosted by North America’s largest roof manufacturer, has partnered with Tacoma / Pierce County Habitat for Humanity to donate materials and help homes in need. The partnership and repair event provided hands-on experience for both the academy’s trainees and families in need of home repairs.

Sound bites

Tacoma brings tunes to town with a new summer music festival. The Downtown Tacoma Partnership launches on Wednesday August 4th, Sound Bites, a weekly music series curated by Alma Mater area hosted by The Matador. Head to Eighth Street and Pacific Avenue to hear the sounds of summer and experience Tacoma’s world-class outdoor dining. Find out more here.

Make yourself cozy and smart with coffee and quilts

To all coffee and quilting connoisseurs: there will soon be just the right thing for you in downtown Tenino. The Thurston Economic Development Council has teamed up with the owners of Yelm Shiplap Shop & Coffee House to open the Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House in downtown Tenino. Hopefully, the city’s new addition will be a hub for the region’s quilt fanatics and coffee lovers. Find out more here.

A look into the year 2024: Tacoma’s new children’s hospital

Tacoma’s new Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital shared the architectural plan for the building. The hospital, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, will meet the need for more space and improve the provision of larger facilities and tailored services. The building will include 64 private pediatric medical-surgical patient rooms, 34 pediatric emergency room treatment rooms and eight pediatric behavioral medicine crisis rooms, among many other highlights. Find out more here.

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