28th District Republican Club invites you

By Toni Aulerich

The 28th District Republican Club is having their annual picnic on Saturday, June 27, at Titlow Park beginning 12 noon. State Senator Steve O’Ban and Representative Dick Muri as their guest speakers as well as other candidates and local city officials from DuPont, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom and Tacoma. Pierce County Sheriff will be giving short presentations about what is going on in their cities and the county. To RSVP and/or further information please call club President, Ron Suslick, at (253) 312-1315. Hoping to see you there.

Rollin’ 253 Speed Skating Team is really on a roll!

The Rollin' 253 Speed Skating Team participating in the Duck Daze parade last weekend in Fircrest.

By Meagan Renick

Rollin’ 253 Community Center in Fircrest has a brand new inline speed skating team “Rollin’ 253 Speed Team”, and they are making a name for themselves rather quickly. This team currently has over 40 kids under the age of 16 from all over Pierce and Thurston Counties. When we started the speed team officially in July of 2014; the kids could barely skate let alone compete. Coach Meagan Renick moved from coaching for Olympia (when they disbanded in July) to starting a new team in Fircrest (Tacoma). [Read more…]

Tacoma Toastmaster headed for International Speech Contest

TACOMA, WA —Madonna Hanna won first place in an International Speech competition for Toastmasters in District 32, which includes more than 2,000 members in 65 clubs from Federal Way to Chehalis. After taking first place at the district contest in May, Hanna will compete against speakers from around the world at the Toastmasters International Convention in August in Las Vegas. [Read more…]

South Sound 911 resumes search for site of new communications center

South Sound 911 will not pursue the purchase of a once “preferred” site in Fircrest for the construction of the agency’s new public safety communications center. The agency will resume its search for a suitable site for its public safety communications center, which would house operations from six consolidated and collocated 911 centers, and administrative and public services. [Read more…]

Lakewood Municipal Court Judge to speak at Tacoma Narrows Rotary

Grant Blinn, Municipal Court Judge for Lakewood and University Place, and former Tacoma Narrows Rotarian, will enlighten the club about the challenges of his new role(s) at the May 19 meeting.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]

Little Church on the Prairie helps fill food bank need

A portion of the collected LCOP Fish Food Bank donations

By Ken Upton

During a recent “Focus Group Ministry” meting at the Little Church on the Prairie (LCOP), member, Candy Tingstad, mentioned a need at the local Fish Food Bank, located at the Lakewood United Methodist Church, for three items often in demand and short in supply: bathroom tissue, baby diapers, and peanut butter. Two weeks ago, Candy presented a challenge to the LCOP congregation to bring these items over the next seven days for delivery to the Food Bank With the church’s Learning Center and Pre-School staff members plus the children’s parents joining the challenge the response was overwhelming. [Read more…]

Tacoma Power awarded for Little Falls fish passage project

Tacoma Power received its fourth straight Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award from the National Hydropower Association yesterday. The award, for Recreational, Environmental & Historical Enhancement, honors a pioneering fish passage project at Little Falls on the North Fork Skokomish River. [Read more…]