Dance Theatre Northwest presents free performance of ‘Baroque to Broadway’ Aug. 8

Katherine Rose Neumann, Guest Performer  ~ Photo by Maks Zakharov

By B. J. Coleman

Dance Theatre Northwest presents “Baroque to Broadway” ~ A Community Dance and “Arts Are Education” Performance at the University Place Library Atrium, Saturday, August 8 at 7:00 PM. 3609 Market St. University Place, WA 98466 (Between 37th St W and Bridgeport Way W) [Read more…]

Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County


By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]

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…]