Forever Fuchsias at Lakewold Gardens, Sept. 6, 7

Lakewood, Wash. – In honor of Lakewold’s 25th anniversary, Northwest Fuchsia Society presents Forever Fuchsias at Lakewold Gardens. Open to the public from 10am to 4pm this coming September 6th and 7th, visitors can enjoy fuchsia displays by 7 different clubs. Along with these colorful exhibits society members will be on hand to answer questions. Event highlights include: [Read more...]

Girls volleyball league offered

Registration for the RAGE Girls Volleyball League in the Puyallup and Spanaway-Parkland communities will be held on September 13th at Franklin Pierce High School from 8:30am-12:15pm and again on Sept. 20th at Puyallup High School from 8:30am-12:15pm. League play is offered for girls in 3rd-9th grades in both the elementary and junior high divisions. Cost is $45 if registered before September 13th or $50 afterwards and includes a t-shirt, an instructional clinic, and seven matches.

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Working Class Theatre NW presents ‘The School for Lies’

Tacoma, Wash.In its first fully produced production, Tacoma nonprofit theater Working Class Theater Northwest presents contemporary playwright David Ives’s farce The School for Lies for three weeks this September. Performances begin with a pay-what-you-can preview on September 11, and continue on September 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27. All shows start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door for $10 or $12. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military members, and members of a union. Show your ID at the door or use the code SchoolSpecial14 when purchasing tickets online. [Read more...]

Popular real estate program adds three West Coast credit unions

By Margaret Blankers

Three more western credit unions are partnering with CU Realty Services, a leading real estate services CUSO, to offer members the HomeAdvantage Program. The $1.1 billion Sound Credit Union in Tacoma, Wash.; $360 million Alliance Credit Union in San Jose, Calif.; and $264 million First U.S. Community Credit Union in Sacramento, Calif., are among seven credit unions and a mortgage CUSO along the West Coast that have begun offering the program since the start of this year.

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CPTC: Dental student prepares to be on top of different game


When Grace Beardemphl attended Highline Community College to play basketball, she wasn’t sure what her future looked like once her athletic career ended.

She finished the two-year program with an Associate Degree, but didn’t know what she wanted to do next. Beardemphl’s sister suggested she shadow her on the job as a dental hygienist. [Read more...]

Clover Park vs. Lakes football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5


The Clover Park vs. Lakes football game will take place Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Harry Lang Stadium (6615 111th St. SW in Lakewood). The schools have not played each other for the past two years due to scheduling conflicts and being in different leagues. “We heard from many Clover Park and Lakes students, parents and alumni who were really supportive of both schools playing each other even though they’re in different leagues,” said Scott Nordi, Lakes athletic director. “Both head coaches were comfortable with playing the game and placing it back on the schedule. We feel this is a great way to bring the community together to kick off the school year!”

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Northwest Trek’s ‘Get Out of the Rut’ brings end-of-summer fun

Charging elk

Eatonville, Wash. – Nature’s calling. And before backpacks are loaded with supplies, before lunches are made, before school bells ring, there’s a glorious end-of-summer celebration at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

Get Out of the Rut is a Labor Day Weekend celebration of elk, bison, deer and bighorn sheep and the rutting, or mating, season. [Read more...]