The Collected Home, a source for creative home décor, will host a special open house on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. in their new location at 7902 27th St. W., Suite #9.

The boutique specializes in unique gifts and elements for the home. For those unable to make the open house, they will also host a special outdoor Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Post date: Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 10:10am

Puget Sound starts with you!

The City of University Place is working with hundreds of organizations across Puget Sound to challenge you to do at least one simple thing that helps keep the Puget Sound healthy. 

What will you do? 

What do you mean by "Puget Sound Starts Here?"

Post date: Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 9:43am

Mayor Caroline Belleci was joined on Aug. 19 by U.P. veterans and Col. D. Shane Finison, commander of the 16th Combat Air Brigade at JBLM, for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans Plaza at Cirque Park. 

The University Place Veterans Plaza Committee has been working on this project for more than 12 years and has been actively raising funds to support it. Their goal is to have the project complete and ready for dedication on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021.

Post date: Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 9:38am

Pollution from car tires that flows into our waterways is extremely poisonous to Coho salmon.

Post date: Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 9:33am

Members of the community joined University Place Mayor Pro Tem Steve Worthington and West Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel in a moving commemoration ceremony on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. 

Post date: Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 8:43am

On September 7, the University Place City Council held its first hybrid meeting, combining both in-person and remote attendance. This format will continue for the foreseeable future, with the next hybrid meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Post date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021 - 4:37pm

If you missed the City of U.P.’s special 25th Anniversary celebration during the Aug. 25 Music on the Square concert (and even if you were there), be sure to watch this special recap video of the event.

It captures the smiles, the music, the dancing and the fun the evening offered.

More than that, as Council Member Kent Keel said, it is a reminder that over the course of the City’s last 25 years, “It’s just really special to know that we had a plan, we stuck to the plan and we delivered on the plan. That’s what it’s all about.”  


Post date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021 - 4:33pm

On Tuesday, September 7, the University Place City Council will launch a new hybrid format for its regular meetings which will enable people to participate in person or remotely. 

Post date: Friday, 3 September 2021 - 4:25pm

Don’t miss a very special Music on the Square on Wednesday, August 25 from 6 to 8 pm in Market Square, when the City of University Place will commemorate the 25th anniversary of its incorporation with a special birthday celebration. 

City Council Members will be on hand to distribute special giveaways and treats and there will be a special Business Fair as well to showcase area businesses. The business fair kicks off at 5 p.m.! 

Post date: Monday, 23 August 2021 - 4:12pm

Travelers along Bridgeport Way between 40th and 44th streets have been asking a lot of questions about what is happening on the lot at 4201 Bridgeport Way W.  

The old, dilapidated structures on the property were demolished to make way for two new, multi-story buildings that will house 104 apartment units. 

Post date: Monday, 23 August 2021 - 3:48pm

It’s hard to believe that the start of the new school year is just two weeks away. And if fall is coming, it means that it is time for us to host another Public Safety Forum. 

Based on the positive feedback we received from the forum held last spring, we’ve scheduled our next Public Safety Forum for Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. Among the topics I want to cover are: 

Post date: Monday, 23 August 2021 - 3:43pm

The setting may have been Cirque Park in University Place, but there was a decidedly tropical mood in the air as families came out in droves to stake their spaces for the return of the popular summer tradition of Movie Night in the Park on Aug. 7. 

Post date: Monday, 23 August 2021 - 3:37pm

Since it was first used in 2015 by the developers of the Latitude Building in the Village at Town Center, the City of University Place eight-year Multi-Family Tax Exemption program has helped spur close to $120 million in private investment.  

The program is open to developers of multi-family housing in three specific areas of U.P.:  

Post date: Monday, 9 August 2021 - 10:47am

Get ready to swing your hips and have some good old-fashioned family fun when Movie Night in the Park returns to Cirque Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. This year’s feature film will be Disney’s “Moana,” a laugh out-loud adventure that follows the efforts of young Moana to break a curse and set things right on her ancient Polynesian island. 

Post date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 10:23am

The sidewalks of University Place were ablaze in blue and white with enthusiastic family and friends of the Curtis High School Class of 2021 during the school’s graduation parade last month. This moving send-off was a way to congratulate the Viking graduates on all their accomplishments and wish them well in their future endeavors.

After picking up their diplomas at Curtis High, the graduates made their way along a pre-designated route where they showed off lots of smiles as well as a number of creatively “tricked out” parade vehicles.

Post date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 10:18am