Lakewood Arts Commission member Phil Raschke has announced the opening film for this year’s August 11, 12 , 13 Asian Film Fest is the beautifully restored, international box office blockbuster “Bridge on the River Kwai”.
This summer is the 76th Anniversary of a very special group of people who endured tremendous hardships and risked their lives to help keep the people of China free from Japanese occupation during World War II. One of these special people was from Tacoma, WA.
The 5th Annual Asian Film Fest is delighted to announce Lakewood’s “Bonsai Kaihara” will be hosting a special exhibit in conjunction with this year’s film fest. “Bonsai Kaihara” is owned and operated by Hank and Thelma Kaihara who have been married for over 60 years.
Lakewood Arts Commission member Phil Raschke announced the dates of this year’s 5th Annual Asian Film Fest to be August 11-13 (Friday-Sunday).
At a special awards ceremony on May 24th, the Mt. Rainier chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented leadership awards to two Mt. Tahoma High School JROTC cadets. A Certificate of Leadership and a check for $100 was presented to Cadet 1LT Masyn Gleffe. A Certificate of Leadership and a MOAA Leadership […]
Another World War II patriot and hero has left us. Dan (Dominador) Figuracion, F Troop, 26th United States Cavalry (Philippine Scouts), passed away in Lakewood, April 3, 2017 at the age of 97. During the early, dark days of World War II, Dan Figuracion was a skilled cavalry soldier fighting on the Bataan Peninsula with […]
The Lakewood Historical Society held its 2016 annual meeting at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood on November 22. Over 45 members and guests attended the meeting which elected new officers and directors for the coming year.
The Lakewood Historical Society proudly hosted a special “Puget Sound Honor Flight” program at it’s 2016 annual meeting held November 22 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood. The program was presented by Jim and Renee Peavey, founders of the local Puget Sound Honor Flight hub back in 2013.
This year’s 4th Annual Asian Film Fest achieved a record setting 419 attendees according to event coordinator Phil Raschke. The 419 attendees represented a 17.7 percent attendance increase over last year’s event. Raschke said “strong film selections, such as “Wolf Totem” and “English Vinglish” were key elements in the attendance increase as were the addition […]
The 4th Annual Lakewood Asian Film Fest Opens this Saturday and here’s what the critics are saying: