Celtic Christmas Eve service at United Church in University Place

By Lynne Jenks Dudschus

Please join us at 7pm to celebrate the birth of Christ in grand Celtic Style!

Stomp your feet to the joyful rhythm of the bagpipes, pass candlelight to the haunting strains of “Silent Night”, and watch the Christ child carried in on a sheepskin. This family-friendly service holds magic for everyone!

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Lakewood city manager’s weekly info bulletin 12/19/14

Topics of Interest and Updates

Lakewood Police Officers Pack Meals for Needy Families

Usually when police officers are hustling and making split-second decisions in a confined area, it’s to protect thecommunity. But on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at John Dower Elementary School, officers with Lakewood WA Police Department were doing it to feed the community. Specifically, about 20 officers with the packed holiday meals for 150 families who are struggling this holiday season.

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Sign up for Pierce College weather alerts

snowy_centerbldgAs the temperature continues to drop this winter, now is a great time to sign up for email, text or phone alerts in the event of an emergency, delay or closure due to inclement weather.

Announcements will be published on the Pierce College website, along with Facebook and Twitter. Every effort will be made to make a decision to close or delay day classes prior to 6 a.m., and evening classes by 3:30 p.m.
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O’Ban critical of governor’s transportation proposal

Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, who has been working for years to alleviate traffic congestion on Interstate 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, says he is disappointed that JBLM traffic problems are largely ignored by Gov. Jay Inslee’s new transportation proposal.

“I would like to have seen the governor prioritize his project list better. Of course every part of our state has transportation needs, but the severe congestion in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a significant impact on the South Sound region as a whole,” said O’Ban, R-Pierce County, who serves the JBLM area as part of the 28th Legislative District. [Read more…]

PC TV points cameras at Chambers Bay U.S. Open


Pierce County TV dedicated its December 18 episode to the upcoming U.S. Open at Chambers Bay (watch show below). Segments include:

  • International media descend on Chambers Bay for special tour
  • U.S. Open caterer seeks local food and hiring local servers
  • A look inside the Corporate Hospitality Tents for the U.S. Open
  • Chambers Creek Regional Park boasts 5k trail and beach access
  • Chambers Bay explains hole changes for Open
  • USGA gives glimpse at course conditions for 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay
  • Chambers Bay hosts U.S. Open training for tourism industry
  • A historical look at Pierce County’s Chambers Bay property

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