‘Architecture of England’ lecture, Feb. 6

Sarah Murdoch left her drafting board to join Rick Steves in researching guidebooks and giving tours of Europe. She draws upon her training and her studies of history and art, to give a talk entitled Architecture of England.

We are delighted to have Sarah return for her third lecture to Learning Is ForEver. Those of you who have heard her speak, will remember Sarah as a knowledgeable communicator. [Read more…]

Pierce College introduces the community’s newest children’s choir

CHOIRSWhen Pierce College Puyallup Choir Director Ken Owen began searching for a children’s choir in the area for his son, he had a much more difficult time than he ever expected. The nearest youth choirs were located in Tacoma, Auburn and beyond, and the time commitment to drive to rehearsals was simply too much. “There are wonderful children’s choirs out there, but they were too far away and also very expensive,” Owen said.

He noticed a need in the community, and made it his own personal mission to develop a youth choir right here at Pierce College Puyallup. The need and demand in the community was certainly there and, in its first quarter last fall, the Canto Children’s Choir had 22 young singers involved, ages 5 to 12. [Read more…]

Pix: Kalakala not going down without a fight

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Lakewood’s Paul Wulfestieg was in the Port of Tacoma on Friday and happened upon the shipyard where the Kalakala is being dismantled. He snapped the following pictures. The News Tribune’s Adam Lynn reports in The News Tribune that demolition is about one-third complete but quotes Rhine Demolition spokesman Mike Lano Sr., as saying, “the work is rough on the equipment.” [Read more…]

Matt Wuscher’s ‘Water is Life’ opens Feb. 2 at Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery

Matt pic 2When Matt Wuscher received his very first camera at seven years old, it was the beginning of a lifelong passion for photography. After winning his first photography contest in fifth grade, he knew he found his calling.

“I caught the photography bug,” he said. “It was always a hobby of mine from that point on.” [Read more…]

Lakewood city manager’s weekly info bulletin 1/30/15

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood 12th Man Flag Raising

Although Jermaine Kearse was 1,000 miles away preparing for the biggest showcase in professional sports, that didn’t stop him from relaying a direct message to his hometown of Lakewood.

On Friday, during one of hundreds of Blue Friday celebrations taking place throughout Western Washington for the Seattle Seahawks, the City of Lakewood ceremoniously raised its 12th Man Flag in front of City Hall, led by Mayor Don Anderson. [Read more…]

City Supports Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks with flag raising

Although Jermaine Kearse was 1,000 miles away preparing for the biggest showcase in professional sports, that didn’t stop him from relaying a direct message to his hometown of Lakewood.

On Friday, during one of hundreds of Blue Friday celebrations taking place throughout Western Washington for the Seattle Seahawks, the City of Lakewood ceremoniously raised its 12th Man Flag in front of City Hall, led by Mayor Don Anderson. [Read more…]

‘Year of the Bike’ kickoff, Feb. 12

TACOMA – Explore the social change, events and people that led to Portland’s bike-friendly city through an interactive free screening of AfterMass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, a documentary by Joe Biel, Jeff Hayes, Alice Isley and Rev. Phil Sano. The event, on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at The Grand Cinema kicks off Downtown On the Go’s “Year of the Bike.” [Read more…]

Pierce County school retirees announce scholarship for future teachers

By Cynthia Endicott

The Pierce County School Retirees Association has posted their annual scholarships on the Washboard.org. Applications will be accepted from February 1 through April 25. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to Pierce County students completing their AA Degree this academic year. Recipients must enter a four year college or university next fall with plans to major in teaching or education.