Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sunday Delivery

One of Hilltop's neighbors left a cart full of free food behind Safeway this evening.

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Some Cuts Don’t Heal

Community Health Care workers, joined by Hilltop community members, staged a rally and march in the heart of Hilltop along Martin Luther King Jr. Way Thursday. Participants carried signs, noisemakers, and smiles.  One of the signs read, “Some Cuts Don’t Heal.”

Participants rallied against unfair budget cuts to healthcare. The event began at 6 pm in Hilltop’s People’s Park with a protest, followed by a walk down MLK to the new Hilltop Regional Health Center spot at 1202 MLK Jr. Way. There they chanted, “Hey hey ho ho, healthcare cuts have got to go.”

Community Health Care supporters of all ages participated in the rally and march.

Following the rally at the new Community Health Care building, workers and community members marched back to People’s Park chanting, “Ain’t no power like the power of the people and the power of the people don’t stop.” They left some of their signs on the building to leave a lasting statement.

Following the rally at the new location, supporters left their signs on the building.

You can find more information about the rally at the Stand. Check out Community Health Care’s website to learn more about the new Hilltop Regional Health Center, including information about the August 9, 2011, groundbreaking ceremony.

TAGRO Delivery

This morning a friendly driver delivered us our first ever order of TAGRO Mix. TAGRO, short for Tacoma Grow, is a mix of wastewater byproducts (biosolids) and other weed-free gardening materials.
 
The mix is cheap. It’s only $8.00 per square yard for Tacoma residents. If you want it delivered, there is a $15 delivery fee for every 10 miles the truck has to travel. You can also drive to TAGRO’s location in the Port of Tacoma and pick some up yourself. If you only want small amounts, you can take your bucket and shovel down there and get it for free.
 
Believe it or not, we are super excited about the amount of work we have to do now, even though the stuff is a bit stinky. We’ll just pretend we’re spreading some Tacoma love around the yard.
 

We had our first ever order of TAGRO delivered this morning just in time for sun.

For more information, including hours, usage tips, and TAGRO’s other products, visit the TAGRO website or call (253) 502-2150.

pretty cool, huh?

This old Chrysler hangs out beneath a carport along 9th Street on Hilltop.

Shape Up or Ship Out

A modification of Safeway's "No Loitering, No Panhandling, No Trespassing" signage.