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TACOMA — The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded FISH Food Banks the 2014 Neighborhood Builders® award and made the official announcement today in front of hundreds of top business and community leaders in Pierce County at the Tacoma Rotary 8 Luncheon.
People will help support library services as they find great bargains on used books and other materials during upcoming sales. Friends of the Libraries will host the events at three Pierce County Library System locations in November.
By Melanie Kirk-Stauffer
Auditions were recently held at DANCE THEATRE NORTHWEST for the DTNW Junior Dance Ensemble, a select group of young dancers participating in a specialized training opportunity that includes classes, workshops, and performing opportunities. These talented members perform with Regional Company Members and guests artists in community outreach programs such as “Arts Are Education” and “Art inspires Art” where Dance Theatre Northwest presents in collaboration with area arts organizations, schools, retirement facilities and in formal concerts.
Steilacoom Historical School District announces the 2013-14 Department of Education Impact Aid annual surveys will go home with students on Monday, October 21, 2013. All parents and guardians are asked to complete the form, sign and date it in ink and return it with your student to school by Friday, October 25, 2013.
By Bryan Thomas, Lakewood City Council Candidate
People run for public Office for many reasons. Some run seeking fame and fortune and others run because they have an agenda they want to get things done. Then, there are people like myself. I decided to run for Lakewood City Council simply because I wanted to be a part of making our city the best it can be. The one lesson I have learned is that campaigning is hard. You are always on the go from one event to another. You spend less time with your family and friends because you are out knocking on doors or talking to potential voters trying to get their vote before your opponent.
By Mary Hurton
The City of Lakewood posted a permit sign on LASA’s property this week, marking more progress toward the construction of a long-awaited facility on Gravelly Lake Drive.
Kevin McClure, Traffic Division Community Service Officer for Lakewood PD reported, “Redflex will periodically check the system by turning on the camera which causes flashing and this should only last for a short time; they have to check exposure and focus and can do this remotely or with a visit from a tech. It is not running all of the time. Plus all infractions come with a video that I check to see if the yellow lights are flashing.”
LAKEWOOD – Clover Park Technical College dedicated its new Health Sciences Facility on Friday, Sept. 20. “The 55,000 square-foot building will house eleven of CPTC’s medical programs, serving approximately 1,000 students each year.” Read and see more from the dedication on the CPTC website.
The Clover Park School District’s last school day for the 2013-2014 school year will be Friday, June 13. An earlier story/calendar indicated June 14.
Named for the Clover Park School District’s founding Superintendent, Art Hudtloff, the new Hudtloff Middle School was officially opened for the community at a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 10. More than 250 people attended, include two of Art Hudtloff’s three children. For those unable to attend the ceremony and tour the new school, browse through the following photo gallery.
Thank you Dr. Walstrum.
That simple sentiment was relayed time and again at Clover Park Technical College’s McGavick Student Center on Wednesday, August 28, at the occasion of Dr. Walstrum’s retirement and farewell reception. After seven years, John and wife Penny will be returning to their east coast roots of Maryland to enjoy a well earned rest.
From the stream of speakers at the reception, many memories were shared. A sampling includes: