The $35-million, 65,000-square-foot Wainwright Intermediate School opened for the first time Monday in Fircrest, after experiencing a monthslong construction delay. Parents and kids say they like what they’ve seen so far. Source: Wainwright Intermediate School opens in Fircrest, after months-long delay | The News Tribune
Newlyweds bought their home in March, but didn’t know the property line ended inches from their back door. Now they have to buy the land from Pierce County at a public auction. Read more: For sale: Fircrest couple’s backyard
Motorists traveling south on I-5 will soon be seeing a new road sign. A large green and white sign, with a bright red Poppy at its base, is being placed on the highway as a reminder of the WW I Boulevard of Remembrance. The sign is to be placed at Exit 116.
Wade Stewart of Stewart & Son Computer Services, LLC in University Place has been named chair of the West Side Branch of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. He assumed the position on Oct. 1.
Wainwright Intermediate School in Fircrest was scheduled to open at the start of the 2016-17 school year, but construction wasn’t finished then. Furniture was moved into the school this week, and Tacoma Public Schools officials say kids will follow no later than January. Read more: Furniture moving into Wainwright Intermediate School in Fircrest | The […]
Submitted by Dennis Higashiyama The City of Lakewood is offering a recreational basketball league for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade. The kindergarten/1st grade league is coed. All other leagues are either boys or girls. Early bird registration deadline is Friday, October 21st (save $10 on each child registered).
This fall, as Americans make their choices in a host of local, state and national elections, including 2016 presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races, seniors and those eligible for Medicare in Pierce County must pay special attention to the decisions they face during another important election—the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP).
On Saturday Oct. 8, Ray Tennison, former CEO of Simpson Investment Co. (Timber Co.) will speak at 11 a.m. at the Cloverleaf in Tacoma. Tennison will talk about the impact government over-regulation had on Simpson’s operations. Learn why Simpson sold all of its Washington manufacturing plants except for one and is now just growing timber. […]
In June the Fircrest City Council directed its planning commission to review zoning regulations to allow marijuana businesses in the city of 6,600 people. Instead the commission came back recommending a ban. Read more: Fircrest now considering banning marijuana sales in city limits | The News Tribune
UP FOR ARTS presents…. 2016 Fall Arts & Concerts Series Outstanding photography, music, artwork and a special performance with Edgar Allan Poe are slated for the UP for Arts 2016 Fall Arts & Concerts series.