‘Gateway to Heaven’ dedicated November 22

Father Peter Mactutis dedicates the Gateway to Heaven.

The Gateway to Heaven opened as scheduled on Saturday, November 22 at St. John Bosco Church in Lakewood. Torrential rain poured down early in the day, threatening the event. However, a window of sunshine opened just before the the crowd arrived to honor former Pastor Lee Hightower, or just for the chance to be the first to step through the Gateway to Heaven newly erected in the parish’s unique Meditation Park. [Read more…]

Lakewood City Manager’s weekly info bulletin 11/26/2014

Topics of Interest and Updates

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Lakewood City Hall and the Lakewood Police Station will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28. If you have an after-hours, Public Works-related emergency, please contact (253) 267-1628. If you have an after-hours, Police-related matter, contact (253) 830-5000 or 911 if it’s an emergency.

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Get ready for flu season now

While the nation’s health system has mobilized to prepare for Ebola, it’s the flu that remains our greater threat. And throughout Pierce County flu vaccinations are widely available to residents of all ages, with many free and low-cost options. The flu is more than a bad cold; people can suffer with fever, coughing, sore throat and body aches for several days. And it can be deadly. Annually, as many as 49,000 die from the flu, including 10 Pierce County residents last flu season. [Read more…]

Black Friday Special: Jingle Bell Rock Your Ugly Sweater 5K

  • WHEN: 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Stay afterward for a festive after-party with music and snacks. T-shirts and timing chips can be picked up 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Dec. 5, or the day of the race.
  • WHERE: The course begins and ends at the roundabout in front of Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW.
  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s third annual Jingle Bell Rock Your Ugly Sweater 5K run, in partnership with St. Clare Hospital.
  • COST: (BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL) $20 per person, which is a $5 savings! Runners can sign up online here or call (253) 983-7887.
  • WHAT ELSE: Ugly. Christmas. Sweaters. Wear ‘em.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Lakewood United

Lakewood United will not be meeting on Thursday, November 27 to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The group will be back in action on December 4 to learn the “Overview of the Military’s Use of Technology to Reduce Training Time and Cost” from Mike Peppers.

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The next program will be: [Read more…]