Tag Archives: Healthcare

Demolition Man is Here

Progression: Old walls are down at Community Health Care's new Hilltop site.

Today the sun set on the old Mr. Mac and Sam & Terry Barber Shop building along Hilltop’s Martin Luther King Jr. Way. For weeks the site of Community Health Care’s new regional site has been fenced in. Demolition Man has finally reduced the space to bricks and sticks to make way for the new campus, set to open next year.

While we’re excited for the change, we’re sad to see such pieces of Hilltop’s history in a pile of rubble. 

Community Health Care, take care of the space you’re building. Tend, water, and bring people to her. Bring some life back to our part of town.

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.

Farmers Market Delights for WIC Clients

Mary Bridge’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is offering its clients an opportunity to shop local farmers markets this season. Clients ages one year and older are eligible to receive a $20 check to spend at the markets. The maximum allowable amount per family is $40. WIC clients will be able to use these funds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from market growers.

Throughout June, Mary Bridge will have a WIC booth at three Tacoma markets. Checks will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

WIC clients can pick up checks on Tuesday, June 7, 14, 21, and 28, between 3 pm and 6:30 pm at the 6th Avenue Farmers Market. It is located on the corner of 6th Avenue and North Pine Street in Tacoma.

Checks will also be available at the Broadway Farmers Market on Thursday, June 9, 16, 23, and 30, between 10:30 am and 3 pm. Broadway Farmers Market is located in Downtown Tacoma on Broadway between 9th and 11th Streets.

On Saturday, June 11, 18, and 25, checks will be available at the Proctor Farmers Market between 9 am and 1 pm. Proctor Farmers Market is located in North Tacoma at the corner of Proctor and North 27th Streets.

In order to receive checks from the Mary Bridge WIC Program, clients must bring their WIC appointment folders to the booths. If all funds are not distributed in June, WIC will distribute its remaining checks at the Mary Bridge clinic in July.

Mary Bridge’s WIC office is located at 316 North L Street in Tacoma. For more information regarding its farmers market booths, call (253) 403-1349. For more information on 6th Avenue Farmers Market and Broadway Farmers Market, check out the Tacoma Farmers Market website. You can also find information about Proctor Farmers Market, here.

Hope Guest Home is Hiring

Hilltop’s Hope Guest Home, a women’s assisted living facility located at 915 S. 7th Street, is hiring for an experienced caregiver. The home provides a place for women with mental impariments to live.

Hope Guest Home is a lovely brick building close to Tacoma General Hospital.

To inquire about the caregiver opening, contact Hope Guest Home at (253) 627-3620 or stop in.

Mr. Mac’s New Sign

Longtime Hilltop business Mr. Mac will soon be relocating to the corner of 12th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. This week Mr. Mac installed his new sign in place of the former Cost Less Wholesale sign.

The store's new sign hangs above its new location at 1124 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Cost Less Wholesale is the former occupant of Mr. Mac's new location.

Mr. Mac is changing locations to make way for Community Health Care’s expansion in the building where they both currently reside.

Mr. Mac is Moving?

Is Mr. Mac moving to a new location?

In its window, Mr. Mac is advertising a moving sale with savings up to 70%.

Mr. Mac is currently located on Tacoma's Hilltop at 1210 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The exclusive clothing store’s future location appears to be 1124 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, the spot on the corner of 12th and MLK where Cost Less Wholesale currently resides.

All signs show a future move for Mr. Mac, a longtime Hilltop business.

We are hoping to catch up with Mr. Mac to get the specifics of its move. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Mac at (253) 383-2737 or stop by the store at its current location.