TNT: Fircrest councilwoman undaunted as youngest council member in Pierce County

“Shannon Reynolds celebrated her 21st birthday differently than most of her college-age peers would.

“Instead of going out to dinner and ordering a beverage to mark the milestone of turning the legal drinking age, she was up front in the Fircrest City Council chambers learning about the city’s 2015 preliminary budget.”

Read the rest of Bryan Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/06/3418061_fircrest-councilwoman-undaunted.html?sp=/99/289/&rh=1#storylin

20-year Parks & Rec Vision topic at Oct. 7 Tacoma Narrows Rotary meeting

Todd Smith, University Place Parks & Recreation Manager will present the City’s 20-year Vision for Parks & Recreation at the October 7 meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrow. The presentation and info covers every park and its classification, usage, and future development, as well as Future growth of Recreation.

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...]

TNT: Fircrest council opts to continue adding fluoride to city’s drinking water

From The News Tribune: “The water in the city of Fircrest will continue to be fluoridated. The City Council opted for the status quo Tuesday by voting down an ordinance that would have stopped the 57-year practice.

“Despite the council voting 5-2 to continue water fluoridation, anti-fluoride activists said they aren’t done trying to get the chemical additive removed from the city’s water supply.” Read more here.

Fircrest Lions – A Look Back

Photo magnified showing the Fircrest Lions set on each side of Del Monte Avenue.

In 1907 Edward J. Bowes purchased the land for an experimental utopian society he dubbed Regents Park. The experiment involved the design of a pre-planned community, where every street, sidewalk and park was constructed before the first lot was sold. Creation of the first pre-planned community in Washington State was given to Roy Thompson who grew up in University Place, and gained national prominence as a landscape architect spanning a long and illustrious career.

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Tacoma Narrows Rotary to look in the rearview mirror

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Outgoing Tacoma Narrows Rotary President Jay Mosser will look in his rear view mirror at the last year, and fill us in on his trip to India and “lessons learned” at the June 17 meeting.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at the Fircrest Golf Club for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more...]

USPD Students of the Month at Tacoma Narrows Rotary, June 10

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UPSD Students of the Month – last group for 2013-14 school year – will be at the June 10 meeting of Tacoma Narrows Rotary.  Come and congratulate these great kids. Also, we will get the scoop on how to sell polo tickets and promote the event, from techwhiz Wade Stewart and asst area gov Scott Seitz.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at the Fircrest Golf Club for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more...]